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  1. [Quality of manuscript evaluation in Gaceta Sanitaria].

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    García, A M; Plasència, A; Fernández, E

    2002-01-01

    To describe strengths and weaknesses of peer reviews of manuscripts received in Gaceta Sanitaria in order to guide reviewers selection, to improve quality of peer reviews and to establish an internal system to be incorporated to the editorial process of handling manuscripts. 100 peer reviews of 55 manuscripts received during 2000 and 2001 were included. A questionnaire containing closed questions assessing specific and general components of reviews' quality was applied (answers Yes/No or on a 5-points scale). Descriptive and correlation analyses were performed for the different items in the questionnaire. An Index of Quality was obtained by adding the ratings on the items in the questionnaire measuring specific quality components. Peer reviews were rated high regarding completeness of the forms for reviewers (84%), constructiveness of the comments (reviews over 3: 63%), identification of the strengths and weaknesses of the method (reviews over 3: 59%) and substantiation of the reviewer comments (reviews over 3: 58%). Assessment of the manuscript's relevance (reviews over 3: 40%) or originality (reviews over 3: 35%) were less frequent. Quality of peer reviews in Gaceta Sanitaria is good. Some weaknesses in the reviews have been pointed out. It is possible to establish a systematic process for assessing peer reviewers using simple indicators such as general utility of the review for the editorial decision and general quality of the review.

  2. METODOLOGIA PARA LA VALORACION SANITARIA DE SISTEMAS DE ACUEDUCTO Y ALCANTARILLADOS

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    OSCAR EFRÉN OSPINA ZÚÑIGA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El sector de Agua Potable y Saneamiento Básico en Colombia no dispone de metodología que permita medir cualitativa y cuantitativamente la situación actual y futura de la infraestructura física existente y en uso de los sistemas de acueducto y alcantarillado, lo cual difi culta al Estado realizar controles, seguimientos y ejecuciones efi cientes y seguras, respecto a las acciones, priorizaciones, inversiones técnicas, fi nancieras y de gestión. La mayoría de las localidades cuentan con infraestructura física sanitaria, pero es evidente la menguada efi ciencia con que se mantiene, mejora, opera y/o rehabilita, traducido en bajas coberturas y en agua no apta para consumo humano y por ende en serios problemas de morbimortalidad. Surge entonces la necesidad de realizar una metodología para la evaluación de la infraestructura física sanitaria existente y en uso que evalúe y califi que la calidad, la cantidad, la cobertura, la continuidad, la vida útil y el comportamiento hidráulico y estructural de cada sistema. El desacierto de las inversiones se refl eja con el estado de abandono de muchos componentes de los sistemas que nunca entraron en funcionamiento u otros que no se requerían. El peor ejemplo lo refl eja la situación en la cual el 80% de las plantas de tratamiento de agua para consumo que existen en las 47 localidades urbanas del Departamento del Tolima (Colombia en las cuales se aplicó la metodología, una vez construidas nunca entraron en operación, además, la mayoría de las inversiones en acueductos se centran en ampliar la capacidad de captación de agua, cuando en la mayoría de los casos no se requiere.

  3. LA DEONTOLOGÍA DE LAS CORPORACIONES SANITARIAS

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    Máximo A. González Jurado

    2005-01-01

    En el contexto del tema de «Bioética, ética, deontología y derecho. Coincidencias y confl ictos en la profesiones sanitarias» el presente trabajo introduce el análisis del referencial de la deontología y las corporaciones sanitarias. Partiendo de la defi nición sociológica y jurídica de las profesiones sanitarias se establecen los principios y conceptos de la llamada «normopraxis» como los aspectos científi cos y reglamentarios que rigen la práctica profesional. A continuación se introducen l...

  4. Bioética y asistencia sanitaria

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    Francisco Javier Rivas Flores

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available La relación sanitaria ha cambiado en las últimas décadas. Se ha hecho más social, intervienen más personas (médicos, enfermeras, psicólogos, trabajo social, etc. Esto lleva a replantear éticamente esta relación. Se reconoce que los modelos deliberativo y narrativo pueden ayudar de manera adecuada a la resolución de conflictos éticos. Se explora el universo institucional en el que se desarrolla la relación. Se reconoce la dificultad del trabajo multidisciplinar y multiprofesional. Se valora el cambio de rol de enfermería pasado de un modelo basado en el cuidado a un modelo basado en procesos. Se propone una vía colaborativa de trabajo conjunto con el paciente y la familia.

  5. Surface Tension

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    Theissen, David B.; Man, Kin F.

    1996-01-01

    The effect of surface tension is observed inmany everyday situations. For example, a slowly leaking faucet drips because the force surface tension allows the water to cling to it until a sufficient mass of water is accumulated to break free.

  6. Tension Headache

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    ... your head Tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles Tension headaches are divided into two main categories — ... that monitor and give you feedback on body functions such as muscle tension, heart rate and blood pressure. You then ...

  7. Emociones y prácticas ante una contingencia sanitaria

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    Anna Fernández Poncela

    2009-01-01

    En este trabajo reflexionamos en torno a la relación entre emociones y cultura, sentimientos, discursos y prácticas sociales. Un ejemplo de caso: la contingencia sanitaria en México causada por el virus de influenza humana A H1N1 en la primavera del año 2009.  Fecha de recepción: 13 octubre 2009. Fecha de aceptación: 22 de noviembre 2009.

  8. Emociones y prácticas ante una contingencia sanitaria

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    Anna Fernández Poncela

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo reflexionamos en torno a la relación entre emociones y cultura, sentimientos, discursos y prácticas sociales. Un ejemplo de caso: la contingencia sanitaria en México causada por el virus de influenza humana A H1N1 en la primavera del año 2009.  Fecha de recepción: 13 octubre 2009. Fecha de aceptación: 22 de noviembre 2009.

  9. Produzioni lattiero-casearie in alpeggio: valutazione igienico-sanitaria

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    V. Chirico

    2003-05-01

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    L’attività di trasformazione del latte in alpeggio costituisce una realtà di notevole interesse sotto il profilo socio-culturale, ambientale ed economico; ai servizi sanitari spetta il compito di assicurare la qualità igienico-sanitaria dei prodotti lattierocaseari (D.P.R. 54/1997.

    Obiettivi: l’Unità Organizzativa Veterinaria della Lombardia ha predisposto (2001 un piano di campionamento di latte e derivati, prodotti negli alpeggi di una vasta area alpina per valutarne la qualità igienico-sanitaria e trarre indicazioni per migliorare la sorveglianza.

    Metodi: é stata programmata la raccolta di almeno 200 campioni per effettuare: • la ricerca di E.coli, coliformi, S.aureus, L.monocytogenes, Salmonella sulle matrici latte crudo, formaggi freschi e stagionati, burro, ricotta; • la determinazione della carica batterica totale, titolo in cellule somatiche, presenza di sostanze inibenti e tenore in grassi, proteine e lattosio sui campioni di latte crudo. I criteri di valutazione dei risultati analitici si sono basati sui limiti legislativi ove esistenti o su valori fissati o in conformità ai riferimenti internazionali disponibili o per analogia con altre matrici paragonabili.

    Risultati: i risultati (572 campioni hanno evidenziato:

    • assenza di germi patogeni in tutti i prodotti;

    • frequente riscontro di carica batterica totale e cellule somatiche fuori limite nei campioni di latte crudo (45,7% e 66%;

    • buona qualità microbiologica dei formaggi;

    • conta superiore al limite fissato per coliformi ed E.coli nella quasi totalità dei campioni di ricotta e burro. La qualità microbiologica del latte crudo non è risultata correlata a quella dei formaggi.

    Conclusioni: si può ipotizzare che la buona qualità dei formaggi ottenuti a partire da latte scadente sia attribuibile per quelli freschi ai trattamenti termici

  10. Residencia Sanitaria de la Seguridad Social La Paz

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    Marcide Odriozola, M. J.

    1965-02-01

    Full Text Available The full details of this project will be described in a later issue of this magazine. It includes the following: sanitary residence, maternity home, children's hospital, and outpatient's department. At present the first and last buildings are completed and in use. The sanitary residence is described below. This building incorporates the experience gained from other similar projects carried out by the State Health Insurance. This is perhaps a unique example in the western world of many health buildings, planned jointly, and built within a short space of time. The design has been inspired by three fundamental ideas, namely, airiness, flexibility and compactness in the space and volume distribution. The planform is a cross of unequal arms, where the central nucleus provides for the vertical circulation system. The organisation and distribution is most modern, and includes all recent advances that can be wished for in this type of building. The total built area, including galleries, boiler rooms, and tower, is 30.878 m2 The number of beds is 855, which gives 36.11 m2 per bed.El complejo total, de próxima inauguración, que será publicado en un futuro número de INFORMES, comprenderá los siguientes cuerpos: Residencia Sanitaria, Maternidad, Traumatología, Hospital infantil y Ambulatorio. En la actualidad se hallan completamente terminados y en uso el primero y el último. Describimos a continuación la Residencia Sanitaria: En este edificio se han resumido las experiencias del conjunto de edificaciones realizadas por el Seguro de Enfermedad. Son un ejemplo, quizás único en Occidente, de construcciones hospitalarias ejecutadas bajo un mismo plan, en un lapso corto de tiempo, y dedicado al mismo fin. En la redacción del proyecto han presidido tres ideas fundamentales: claridad, flexibilidad y concentración, no sólo de espacio, sino también de volúmenes. La planta básica es una cruz de brazos desiguales con un núcleo central de

  11. La calidad de las evaluaciones de manuscritos en Gaceta Sanitaria

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    García A.M.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir las cualidades y limitaciones de las evaluaciones externas de los manuscritos remitidos a Gaceta Sanitaria para mejorar la selección de los evaluadores, aumentar la calidad de las evaluaciones y establecer un sistema interno que pudiera incorporarse al proceso editorial de gestión de los manuscritos. Métodos: Se incluyeron 100 evaluaciones de 55 manuscritos recibidos durante los años 2000 y 2001. Se aplicó un formulario de preguntas cerradas en el que se valoraban aspectos específicos y generales de calidad en las evaluaciones (respuestas sí/no o sobre una escala de 1 a 5. Se llevó a cabo un análisis descriptivo y de correlación entre los distintos ítems del formulario. Se calculó un Índice de Calidad como suma de las puntuaciones de los ítems específicos. Resultados: Las evaluaciones obtuvieron puntuaciones más elevadas en relación con la compleción del formulario para los revisores (84%, la utilización de un tono constructivo con los autores (evaluaciones por encima de 3: 63%, la identificación de cualidades y limitaciones metodológicas (evaluaciones por encima de 3: 59% y la fundamentación de los comentarios del evaluador (evaluaciones por encima de 3: 58%. Con menor frecuencia, se valora la relevancia (evaluaciones por encima de 3: 40% o la originalidad (evaluaciones por encima de 3: 35% del manuscrito. La utilidad global de la evaluación para el editor y la calidad global de la evaluación mostraron una elevada correlación con el resto de ítems específicos en el formulario y con el Índice de Calidad. Conclusiones: La calidad general de las evaluaciones externas de manuscritos en Gaceta Sanitaria se puede considerar alta. Se ponen de manifiesto los aspectos mejorables de las evaluaciones. Se podría establecer un proceso sistemático de valoración de las evaluaciones externas utilizando indicadores simples como la valoración global de la utilidad o de la calidad de la evaluación en su

  12. Evaluar intervenciones sanitarias sin experimentos Evaluating health interventions without experiments

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    M. Vera Hernández

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se revisa la bibliografía reciente en evaluación cuantitativa de intervenciones no experimentales, poniendo especial énfasis en su aplicación a la economía y la gestión sanitarias. En particular, se han descrito las técnicas de matching y de doble diferencia combinada con matching. El parámetro elegido como objeto de la estimación es la ganancia media para los participantes en la intervención, bajo la hipótesis de heterogeneidad en las ganancias no observables que produce la intervención entre los individuos elegibles. Se ha llevado a cabo una exposición no técnica de las metodologías descritas con el espíritu de fomentar al lector una lectura más profunda de la bibliografía relevante.This paper summarizes recent literature on quantitative techniques for the evaluation of non experimental reforms. We closely look at the application of the methods to health economics and health management. The methods of matching and difference in differences combined with matching have been analysed in greatest detail. We have focused our attention on the estimation of the average treatment for the treated as the relevant parameter to be estimated. Along the paper, we have assumed that gains from the reform are heterogeneous in non observable variables across eligible individuals. The methods are described in a non technical manner to motivate further reading.

  13. Skin tension related to tension reduction sutures.

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    Hwang, Kun; Kim, Han Joon; Kim, Kyung Yong; Han, Seung Ho; Hwang, Se Jin

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the skin tension of several fascial/subcutaneous tensile reduction sutures. Six upper limbs and 8 lower limbs of 4 fresh cadavers were used. At the deltoid area (10 cm below the palpable acromion) and lateral thigh (midpoint from the palpable greater trochanter to the lateral border of the patella), and within a 3 × 6-cm fusiform area of skin, subcutaneous tissue defects were created. At the midpoint of the defect, a no. 5 silk suture was passed through the dermis at a 5-mm margin of the defect, and the defect was approximated. The initial tension to approximate the margins was measured using a tensiometer.The tension needed to approximate skin without any tension reduction suture (S) was 6.5 ± 4.6 N (Newton). The tensions needed to approximate superficial fascia (SF) and deep fascia (DF) were 7.8 ± 3.4 N and 10.3 ± 5.1 N, respectively. The tension needed to approximate the skin after approximating the SF was 4.1 ± 3.4 N. The tension needed to approximate the skin after approximating the DF was 4.9 ± 4.0 N. The tension reduction effect of approximating the SF was 38.8 ± 16.4% (2.4 ± 1.5 N, P = 0.000 [ANOVA, Scheffé]). The tension reduction effect of approximating the DF was 25.2% ± 21.9% (1.5 ± 1.4 N, P = 0.001 [ANOVA, Scheffé]). The reason for this is thought to be that the SF is located closely to the skin unlike the DF. The results of this study might be a basis for tension reduction sutures.

  14. Demonstration of Surface Tension.

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    Rosenthal, Andrew J.

    2001-01-01

    Surface tension is a fundamental obstacle in the spontaneous formation of bubbles, droplets, and crystal nuclei in liquids. Describes a simple overhead projector demonstration that illustrates the power of surface tension that can prevent so many industrial processes. (ASK)

  15. La transición sanitaria en Colombia (1946-2001)

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    Jiménez Peña, Óscar Mauricio

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: A pesar de las múltiples críticas que ha suscitado el concepto de la transición sanitaria, en Colombia, que al parecer se encuentra inmersa en un modelo polarizado prolongado de la transición epidemiológica, no se ha establecido como estos cambios, han producido variaciones en el estado de salud de su población a lo largo del tiempo. Por esto, es necesario analizar la transición sanitaria desde 1946 al 2001 a través de la descripción de sus distintos componentes; describiendo y ...

  16. Mejoras sanitarias en instituciones o servicios públicos de La Casona, Coto Brus

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    Elías Rosales Escalante

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En el artículo se expone, por un lado, loque se realiza en la comunidad indígenade la Casona, y por otro, la importanciae interrelación de las técnicas parael tratamiento individual de aguasresiduales, así como la relevancia de estasen la infraestructura sanitaria instalada enel país.

  17. Permanent tensions in organization.

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    Jansson, Noora

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between permanent tensions and organizational change. This study used paradox theory and a case study. The case organization is a public university hospital in Finland involving several stakeholders. The analysis suggests that the relationship between permanent tensions and organizational change is a paradox that is part of organizational reality. As an organization learns to live with its permanent tensions, the renewal paradox settles into equilibrium. When tensions are provoked, the paradox is disturbed until it finds a new balance. This flexible nature of the paradox is the force that keeps the different stakeholders simultaneously empowered to maintain their unique missions and cohesive in order to benefit from the larger synergy. This research suggests that identification and evaluation of each permanent tension within an organization is important when executing organizational change. The fact that certain tensions are permanent and cannot be solved may have an influence on how planned change initiatives are executed. The results show that permanent tensions may be harnessed for the benefit of an organizational change. This research demonstrates originality by offering an alternative view of tensions, a view which emphasizes not only their permanent and plural nature but their importance for enabling the organization to change at its own, non-disruptive pace. The research also proposes a new concept, the "renewal paradox", to enhance understanding of the relationship between permanent tensions and organizational change.

  18. Tensions in Distributed Leadership

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    Ho, Jeanne; Ng, David

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: This article proposes the utility of using activity theory as an analytical lens to examine the theoretical construct of distributed leadership, specifically to illuminate tensions encountered by leaders and how they resolved these tensions. Research Method: The study adopted the naturalistic inquiry approach of a case study of an…

  19. La drogadicción y su lugar en los procesos pedagógicos ¿Un problema oculto o evidente?

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    Josefina Quintero Corzo

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir la forma en que los educadores durante su proceso de formación perciben y actúan frente al problema de la drogadicción en niños, jóvenes y adolescentes. Metodología. Proceso narrativo sustentado en el paradigma cualitativo comprensivo de estudio de casos. Los instrumentos utilizados fueron cinco diarios de educadores en formación, hombres y mujeres, que inician su práctica en colegios oficiales del departamento de Caldas (Colombia con grupos promedio de 45 estudiantes matriculados en los grados 5º a 9º. Los diarios contienen relatos, interpretaciones y reflexiones de casos observados dentro de las clases y contextos escolares. La información fue tomada de 2006 a 2007. Resultados. La dicotomía entre el currículo y la realidad que viven los estudiantes es evidente. Los practicantes consideran que los conocimientos recibidos no los capacitan para intervenir problemas de drogadicción y de salud en sus estudiantes, pero sí logran retomar estos factores como determinantes en los procesos pedagógicos y aportar información útil para trabajar en equipos interdisciplinarios con otros profesionales. Conclusión. Aunque desde la teoría se explica la relación directa entre currículo, cultura escolar y procesos formativos, los nuevos educadores no cuentan con las herramientas suficientes y oportunas para solucionar los problemas de salud física, mental y emocional que afectan los procesos de formación integral de niños, jóvenes y adolescentes, entre ellos, la drogadicción.

  20. PERSPECTIVAS SANITARIAS PROMETEDORAS DEL CLONAJE HUMANO PERSPECTIVAS SANITARIAS PROMETEDORAS DA CLONAGEM HUMANO PROMISING HEALTH PERSPECTIVES FOR HUMAN CLONING

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    Fermín Rolando Schramm

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Para evaluar las promesas del clonaje humano -tanto las terapéuticas como las reproductivas- se puede partir de dos puntos de vista pertinentes: el sanitario y el de la bioética laica. El punto de vista sanitario, a través de políticas públicas de prevención y de promoción de salud adecuadas a las condiciones objetivas existentes, busca proteger la población humana de enfermedades innecesarias. El clonaje puede, en principio, ser parte de una política sanitaria, con la condición de que sean respetados los derechos fundamentales del individuo -en particular el derecho a la autodeterminación personal-, los derechos sociales -como la justicia distributiva- y los derechos de tercera generación -que incluyen medidas protectoras de bioseguridad. La bioética laica busca entender la eticidad del clonaje por medio del análisis racional e imparcial de las implicaciones morales de su uso y, si se considera legítimo, proponerlo como medio para proteger la salud humana. A pesar de sus funciones aparentemente muy diferentes, tanto el clonaje terapéutico como el reproductivo buscan responder al desafío del sufrimiento humano innecesario: el clonaje terapéutico, gracias a la técnica que utiliza célulasmadre o estaminales totipotentes, busca producir órganos y tejidos para eliminar el sufrimiento evitable; el clonaje reproductivo puede también paliar formas de sufrimiento humano innecesario y puede, por ende, ser considerado un caso particular del terapéuticoPara avaliar corretamente as promessas da clonagem humana, tanto as terapêuticas como as reprodutivas, podese partir de dois pontos de vista pertinentes: o ponto de vista sanitário e o ponto de vista da bioética laica. O ponto de vista sanitário, graças a políticas públicas de prevenção e promoção da saúde adequadas às condições objetivas existentes, visa proteger a população humana do adoecimento não necessário. A bioética laica procura entender a eticidade da

  1. Exportación a Argentina de Cursos E-learning en rama sanitaria

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    Heredero González, Susana

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo trata sobre una de las últimas innovaciones que se han producido gracias a Internet: el e-learning; y la búsqueda de nuevos mercados atravesando fronteras geográficas: la exportación; dando como resultado la exportación de cursos e-learning y más concretamente, en el área sanitaria. Grado en Comercio

  2. Menopausia. Educación sanitaria en la menopausia (y II)

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    Goberna Tricas, Josefina

    1997-01-01

    Se presenta la segunda parte del artículo dedicado a la menopausia que inició su publicación en Revista ROL de Enfermería; 230: 72-77. En este número se abordan los estilos de vida saludables en la menopausia con respecto a la alimentación, mantenimiento de la actividad física y mental, actividades preventivas, atención sanitaria en la menopausia y tratamiento hormonal sustitutivo.

  3. Optic nerve oxygen tension

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    la Cour, M; Kiilgaard, Jens Folke; Eysteinsson, T

    2000-01-01

    To investigate the influence of acute changes in intraocular pressure on the oxygen tension in the vicinity of the optic nerve head under control conditions and after intravenous administration of 500 mg of the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor dorzolamide....

  4. Tension-filled Governance?

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    Celik, Tim Holst

    on the statesituated tension-filled functional relationship between legitimation and accumulation, the study both historically and theoretically reworks this approach and reapplies it for the post-1970s/1990s governance period. It asks whether and to what extent governance has served as a distinctive post- 1970s/1990s...... state-facilitated way of bridging/altering the tension-filled relationship between legitimation and fiscal accumulation in Western European liberal-capitalist democratic polities....

  5. Optic nerve oxygen tension

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    la Cour, M; Kiilgaard, Jens Folke; Eysteinsson, T

    2000-01-01

    To investigate the influence of acute changes in intraocular pressure on the oxygen tension in the vicinity of the optic nerve head under control conditions and after intravenous administration of 500 mg of the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor dorzolamide.......To investigate the influence of acute changes in intraocular pressure on the oxygen tension in the vicinity of the optic nerve head under control conditions and after intravenous administration of 500 mg of the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor dorzolamide....

  6. Condiciones higiénico-sanitarias de comedores escolares del municipio de Oviedo

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    Arias Díaz Cristina

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Conocer las condiciones higiénico-sanitarias en las que se encuentran los comedores escolares del municipio de Oviedo, mediante la realización de una inspección higiénico-sanitaria en estas instalaciones. MÉTODO: Se ha realizado un estudio epidemiológico descriptivo transversal en 24 colegios del municipio de Oviedo, 9 concertados y 15 públicos, según información procedente del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC. Se ha llevado a cabo una inspección con un protocolo basado en la Reglamentación Técnico-Sanitaria de Comedores Colectivos. Las variables son las condiciones higiénico-sanitarias de los locales (cocinas, comedores y servicios higiénicos, del utillaje, condiciones del personal y de las materias primas y alimentos. Se han considerado condiciones inadecuadas o deficiencias cuando no se cumplen los criterios del protocolo. RESULTADOS: Las deficiencias encontradas en la mayoría de los comedores escolares inspeccionados han sido la falta de protección en los elementos de iluminación, de malla antiinsectos en ventanas y lavamanos de accionamiento no manual, toallas de papel de un solo uso y jabón líquido tanto en cocinas como en servicios higiénicos. Se han comparado estadísticamente las variables del estudio entre colegios públicos y concertados, para ello se ha realizado un Test de T de Student obteniéndose diferencias significativas, entre ambos tipos de colegios, solo en el estado de las cocinas y en el total de los ítems. CONCLUSIONES: La mayoría de las anomalías encontradas, tanto en colegios públicos como en concertados, son de carácter estructural y de las instalaciones, originadas por el desconocimiento de la legislación vigente. Se cree conveniente impartir formación en Educación Sanitaria, dada la actitud positiva mostrada por los responsables de los centros educativos.

  7. Membrane tension and membrane fusion

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    Kozlov, Michael M.; Chernomordik, Leonid V.

    2015-01-01

    Diverse cell biological processes that involve shaping and remodeling of cell membranes are regulated by membrane lateral tension. Here we focus on the role of tension in driving membrane fusion. We discuss the physics of membrane tension, forces that can generate the tension in plasma membrane of a cell, and the hypothesis that tension powers expansion of membrane fusion pores in late stages of cell-to-cell and exocytotic fusion. We propose that fusion pore expansion can require unusually la...

  8. Surface Tension of Spacetime

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    Perko, Howard

    2017-01-01

    Concepts from physical chemistry and more specifically surface tension are introduced to spacetime. Lagrangian equations of motion for membranes of curved spacetime manifold are derived. The equations of motion in spatial directions are dispersion equations and can be rearranged to Schrodinger's equation where Plank's constant is related to membrane elastic modulus. The equation of motion in the time-direction has two immediately recognizable solutions: electromagnetic waves and corpuscles. The corpuscular membrane solution can assume different genus depending on quantized amounts of surface energy. A metric tensor that relates empty flat spacetime to energetic curved spacetime is found that satisfies general relativity. Application of the surface tension to quantum electrodynamics and implications for quantum chromodynamics are discussed. Although much work remains, it is suggested that spacetime surface tension may provide a classical explanation that combines general relativity with field theories in quantum mechanics and atomic particle physics.

  9. Evolution of bacterial sensitivity to fosfomycin in the Cindad Sanitaria 'Francisco Franco' in Barcelona.

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    Crespo, E; Roca de Viñals, J A

    1977-01-01

    A revision was done of the sensitivity of isolated germs in urine cultures and various other cultures to fosfomycin from 1972 to the present in the Ciudad Sanitaria 'Francisco Franco' in Barcelona. The results obtained were analyzed. The general observation was that of a fairly uniform behavior in the majority of germs that had shown an increase in resistance in 1973, and a clear tendency to a decrease in resistance in 1974 and 1975 with the exception of P. rettgeri (Lact.+) and P. morganii.

  10. VALORACIÓN DE LA LEY 28/2005 DE MEDIDAS SANITARIAS FRENTE AL TABAQUISMO

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    Villalbí, Joan R.

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    La entrada en vigor en 2006 de la Ley 28/2005 de medidas sanitarias frente al tabaquismo representó un hito en la salud pública moderna en España. La ley incluyó tres aspectos regulatorios: eliminó la publicidad directa e indirecta y el patrocinio de tabaco, redujo los puntos de venta y prohibió el consumo en lugares de trabajo y espacios públicos cerrados, con algunas excepciones concentradas en establecimientos de restauración y hostelería. De manera concomitante con su entrada en vigor ...

  11. Reformas sanitarias y asistenciales en la ciudad de Salamanca durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII

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    Vicente Méntrida, Marta

    2011-01-01

    [ES] Esta tesis doctoral sobre las reformas sanitarias y asistenciales en la ciudad de Salamanca pretende cubrir el vacío historiográfico sobre las reformas en materia asistencial y de salud pública llevadas a cabo por la monarquía borbónica en esa ciudad en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII. [EN] This thesis on health and welfare reforms in the city of Salamanca attempts to close the historiographical empty in health care reforms and public health conducted by the Bourbon monarchy in that ...

  12. Identificación del Burnout asociado a profesiones sanitarias y del retail

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    La tesis "Identificación del Burnout asociado a profesiones sanitarias y del retail" ha sido el resultado del trabajo de investigación iniciando en el 2002, con el propósito de llevar a cabo investigaciones en el ámbito de la salud y calidad de vida en el trabajo. A lo largo de casi una década fui orientando mi actividad investigadora en esta dirección, combinando distintas actividades de investigación (estudio y análisis, publicación de artículos y asistencia a eventos científicos). A partir...

  13. Protección Sanitaria de los alimentos en Círculos Infantiles.

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    Yariela Sánchez Azahares; Marta Cardona Gálvez; Tamara Díaz Lorenzo

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    La Educación Sanitaria es fundamental para prevenir las Enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos al despertar en la conciencia de los manipuladores la modificación de sus hábitos. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal para comparar el nivel de conocimientos adquiridos en 64 manipuladores pertenecientes a 30 Círculos Infantiles de Ciudad de la Habana, de los municipios Playa, Plaza, Centro Habana, y Habana Vieja antes y después de realizar una intervención educativa mediante una enc...

  14. Tension-type headache

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    Bendtsen, Lars; Jensen, Rigmor

    2009-01-01

    The substantial societal and individual burdens associated with tension-type headache (TTH) constitute a previously overlooked major public health issue. TTH is prevalent, affecting up to 78% of the general population, and 3% suffer from chronic TTH. Pericranial myofascial nociception probably...

  15. Social and environmental tensions

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    Saito, Moeko; Rutt, Rebecca Leigh; Chhetri, Bir Bahadur Khanal

    2014-01-01

    to forests. Our case highlights the risk that the mere application of affirmative measures may give rise to difficult social and environmental tensions. Thus, this paper calls for such measures to effectively incorporate local perspectives in their designs and to be reflective, by allowing for regular...

  16. Optic nerve oxygen tension

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    Kiilgaard, Jens Folke; Pedersen, D B; Eysteinsson, T

    2004-01-01

    The authors have previously reported that carbonic anhydrase inhibitors such as acetazolamide and dorzolamide raise optic nerve oxygen tension (ONPO(2)) in pigs. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether timolol, which belongs to another group of glaucoma drugs called beta...

  17. Rein tension during canter

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    Egenvall, Agneta; Eisersiö, Marie; Rhodin, Marie; van Weeren, P.R.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/074628550; Roepstorff, Lars

    2015-01-01

    Riders generally use reins as a means for communication with the horse. At present, the signalling pattern is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to illustrate and analyse the rein tension patterns in a number of rider/horse combinations across a variety of exercises in the canter gait. Our

  18. Guerra, violência e pulsão de morte: uma articulação não evidente Guerra, violencia y pulsión de muerte: una articulación no evidente War, violence and death drive: not an obvious articulation

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    Fernanda Hamann de Oliveira

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é, por meio uma articulação psicanalítica entre as noções de guerra, violência e pulsão de morte, tecer uma reflexão sobre a guerra e a violência psíquica implicadas nas vivências de guerra. Parte-se do pressuposto de que esta articulação não é tão evidente quanto parece, ideia que se justifica a partir de uma análise de textos freudianos sobre os três temas. Esta trilha conduz à abordagem de temáticas correlatas, tais como o trauma, a compulsão à repetição e as neuroses de guerra, permitindo uma discussão sobre as implicações violentas da guerra para os indivíduos e para a humanidade. Como modalidades radicais de defesa diante de tais implicações violentas são considerados processos psíquicos como a negação e a clivagem, porém existem também soluções defensivas não patológicas, como a possibilidade de perlaboração do trauma ou de sublimação da pulsão de morte em suas expressões sádicas.El objetivo de este artículo es reflexionar sobre la guerra y la violencia psíquica implicada en las vivencias de guerra, a través de una articulación psicoanalítica entre las nociones de guerra, violencia y pulsión de muerte. Se presupone que esta articulación no es evidente como parece, lo que se justifica a partir de un análisis de textos de Freud sobre los tres temas. Este camino conduce al abordaje de temáticas correlacionadas, como el trauma, la compulsión a la repetición y las neurosis de guerra, lo que permite una discusión sobre las implicaciones violentas de la guerra para el sujeto y para la humanidad. En cuanto modalidades radicales de defensa ante tales implicaciones violentas, se consideran procesos psíquicos como la negación y la fragmentación. Pero se presentan también soluciones defensivas no patológicas, como la posibilidad de perlaboración del trauma o de sublimación de la pulsión de muerte en sus expresiones sádicas.The purpose of this paper is to

  19. Surface tension of spherical drops from surface of tension

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    Homman, A.-A.; Bourasseau, E. [CEA/DAM DIF, F-91297 Arpajon Cedex (France); Stoltz, G. [Université Paris-Est, CERMICS (ENPC), INRIA, F-77455 Marne-la-Vallée (France); Malfreyt, P. [Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, Université Blaise Pascal, UMR CNRS 6296, ICCF, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand (France); Strafella, L.; Ghoufi, A., E-mail: aziz.ghoufi@univ-rennes1.fr [Institut de Physique de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1 UMR 6251 CNRS, 263 avenue Général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes (France)

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    The determination of surface tension of curved interfaces is a topic that raised many controversies during the last century. Explicit liquid-vapor interface modelling (ELVI) was unable up to now to reproduce interfacial behaviors in drops due to ambiguities in the mechanical definition of the surface tension. In this work, we propose a thermodynamic approach based on the location of surface of tension and its use in the Laplace equation to extract the surface tension of spherical interfaces from ELVI modelling.

  20. Impacto de la introducción de los mecanismos del mercado en la atención sanitaria.

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    Guzmán Urrea, María del Pilar

    2005-01-01

    La incorporación de los mecanismos del mercado en la atención sanitaria está presente en la mayoría de las reformas sanitarias recientes, en cuyas agendas de cambio se intenta restringir el papel del Estado en la provisión y en la financiación de los servicios de salud, estimular la libre competencia, dar respuesta a la libre elección de los consumidores e incentivar la utilización de las estrategias de la “medicina gerenciada” como una forma de controlar los gastos sanitarios. El propósito d...

  1. Surface Tension and Capillary Rise

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    Walton, Alan J.

    1972-01-01

    Discussion of the shortcomings of textbook explanations of surface tension, distinguishing between concepts of tension and capillary rise. The arguments require only a clear understanding of Newtonian mechanics, notably potential energy. (DF)

  2. La Incapacidad laboral como indicador de gestión sanitaria

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    José Manuel Vicente Pardo

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available La incapacidad laboral es la situación de pérdida de la capacidad laboral consecuencia de las limitaciones funcionales derivadas de enfermedad o lesión sobrevenida, por lo que está relacionada de forma primordial y directa con la pérdida de la salud (limitación funcional con impedimento laboral, ya que sin esta pérdida no cabría la determinación de una situación de incapacidad. Por ello la incapacidad laboral tiene un elemento sanitario que conviene conocer y los datos derivados de la misma son útiles tanto por su valor como indicador de resultado de las acciones sanitarias, como por su referente como indicador de calidad de vida, pues su situación establece una merma de la calidad de vida básica y fundamentalmente la utilización de los datos de incapacidad como indicador para la gestión sanitaria de gran trascendencia y que obliga al tratamiento de la misma más allá de la simple cuantificación economicista que la priva de la trascendencia sanitaria que dimana de sus datos de salud la incapacidad laboral relacionados, incluyendo el elemental de la enfermedad o la lesión que se padece. El uso de los datos de incapacidad con fines de gestión exige el soporte informático adecuado que la facilite y dada su enorme escala y diversidad, ello sólo es posible con el uso de herramientas de tecnología informática como los "big data" que permitan la recogida, el archivo, comunicación, transferencia y análisis de los datos de incapacidad de enorme volumen y complejidad y su interrelación con otros para confeccionar el mapa de la incapacidad y convertirse en herramienta de planificación y estrategia de gestión sanitaria y de protección social. No obstante lo cual, y hasta que ello no esté disponible, es imprescindible y beneficioso, el uso del dato de incapacidad tipo y grado, asociado a diagnóstico y actividad laboral como un indicador de gestión. Conclusiones: La incapacidad es un indicador de resultado sanitario, un

  3. La salud ambiental en el modelo de gestión sanitaria andaluza

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    I. Marín Rodríguez

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Andalucía tras la promulgación del Estatuto de Autonomía adquirió competencia exclusiva en materia de sanidad, higiene y salud pública. Tras recibir las competencias sobre atención sanitaria en 1984 se inicia el diseño del Sistema Sanitario Público de Andalucía, que culmina en el año 1998 con la promulgación de la Ley de Salud de Andalucía, optando por el desarrollo de un Sistema que reúne en un único dispositivo funcional y administrativo los recursos y las actividades de asistencia y prestaciones sanitarias con las de promoción de salud, con el objetivo de prestar una atención integral al ciudadano.La Salud Ambiental está integrada en la estructura de Salud Pública, tanto en la Consejería de Salud como en el Servicio andaluz de Salud, se pretende en este artículo que se presentó como ponencia en el VI Congreso Nacional de Sanidad Ambiental, el describir la estructura, funciones, programas y actividades desarrolladas en el área de Salud Ambiental en la Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía, así como realizar una valoración personal de lo que ha supuesto trabajar con este modelo.

  4. La prevención sanitaria en Mallorca (1718-1756

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    José María Jesús Cortés Verdaguer

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo trata sobre la organización y ejecución de las medidas de prevención sanitaria en Mallorca durante la primera mitad del siglo XVIII, en función de las epidemias de peste aparecidas en diversos lugares del Mediterráneo. Este análisis parte del nuevo marco normativo e institucional inaugurado por la nueva dinastía borbónica en España en materia de prevención sanitaria a partir de 1718, sin olvidar las peculiaridades que el hecho insular planteaba en el caso de Mallorca.This article deals with the organizaron and execution measures of health prevention in Majorca during the 18th century, in the presence of plagues that appear in several places of the Mediterranean Sea. This analysis starts with the new health regulations and the new institutions of Bourbon monarchy in Spain since 1718, and it considers the circumstances derived from the fact that Majorca is an island.

  5. Influencia de la Educación Sanitaria en madres adolescentes en su conducta para lactar

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    Bárbara Rosa Gallego Machado

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de 56 madres adolescentes del Policlínico Docente "Lawton", en el período comprendido desde enero de 1996 a enero de 1998, que recibieron educación sanitaria sistemática y programada en el transcurso del embarazo con una periodicidad quincenal, y pudimos comprobar que el número de casos con lactancia materna exclusiva (LME fue muy superior al compararla con los 2 años anteriores, en que solo recibieron la educación sanitaria que se imparte por los Médicos de Familia y pediatras de los grupos básicos de trabajo56 adolescent mothers from "Lawton" Teaching Polyclinic that received systematic and programmed health education every fifteen days during pregnancy from January, 1996, to January, 1998, were studied. We were able to prove that the number of cases with exclusive breast feeding (EBF was higher in comparison with the previous 2 years, when they only received the health education imparted by the family physicians and pediatricians of the basic working groups

  6. En atención sanitaria, más o menos, menos es más: apuntes sobre desinversión sanitaria

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    S. Peiró

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Más allá de la actual crisis económica, el Sistema Nacional de Salud (SNS tiene un problema de sostenibilidad a largo plazo derivado de los cambios en los patrones de morbilidad con la irrupción de la cronicidad y la aceleración del cambio tecnológico con la rápida incorporación de nuevas tecnologías de elevado precio. El objetivo de este artículo es explorar el papel de la desinversión de tecnologías de bajo valor como estrategia para la sostenibilidad del SNS. Material y método: Revisión narrativa y discusión de las características relevantes de las estrategias de desinversión en varios países. Resultados: La desinversión es un proceso explícito mediante el cual dejan de financiarse de forma parcial o completa medicamentos, dispositivos, aparatos o procedimientos con bajo o dudoso valor clínico. Sistemas sanitarios muy dispares -como los de Australia, Nueva Zelanda, Reino Unido o Estados Unidos- han puesto en marcha estrategias de desinversión diferenciadas adaptadas a su contexto, mientras que en España se mantienen las reticencias a incorporar mecanismos explícitos para la toma de decisiones sobre la incorporación o desinversión de tecnologías sanitarias al SNS. Discusión: Desinvertir en tecnologías de bajo valor es complejo. Muchas tecnologías son sólo candidatas a desinversión parcial o su valor es objeto de controversia y, adicionalmente, existen barreras psicológicas y sociológicas a la desinversión. La implantación de estas estrategias requiere el compromiso de profesionales y administraciones sanitarias y la complicidad de pacientes y ciudadanos, compromiso que debe ser gestionado.

  7. Infecciones debidas a la asistencia sanitaria (idas): infección del sitio quirúrgico (isq)

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    Alfonso Sánchez, José Luis

    2009-01-01

    El cambio en la denominación de infecciones nosocomiales o nosocomiales fue importante porque los mejores métodos para prevenir las infecciones debidas a la asistencia sanitaria (IDAS) son las dirigidas a los diferentes niveles asistenciales, y, sobre todo, su prevención y tratamiento, en muchas ocasiones, pasa por actuar en todos los niveles del propio sistema sanitario.

  8. La drogadicción y su lugar en los procesos pedagógicos ¿Un problema oculto o evidente? A drogadição e seu lugar nos processos pedagógicos um problema oculto ou evidente? Drug-addiction and its role in pedagogical processes, a hidden or an evident problem?

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    Josefina Quintero Corzo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir la forma en que los educadores durante su proceso de formación perciben y actúan frente al problema de la drogadicción en niños, jóvenes y adolescentes. Metodología. Proceso narrativo sustentado en el paradigma cualitativo comprensivo de estudio de casos. Los instrumentos utilizados fueron cinco diarios de educadores en formación, hombres y mujeres, que inician su práctica en colegios oficiales del departamento de Caldas (Colombia con grupos promedio de 45 estudiantes matriculados en los grados 5º a 9º. Los diarios contienen relatos, interpretaciones y reflexiones de casos observados dentro de las clases y contextos escolares. La información fue tomada de 2006 a 2007. Resultados. La dicotomía entre el currículo y la realidad que viven los estudiantes es evidente. Los practicantes consideran que los conocimientos recibidos no los capacitan para intervenir problemas de drogadicción y de salud en sus estudiantes, pero sí logran retomar estos factores como determinantes en los procesos pedagógicos y aportar información útil para trabajar en equipos interdisciplinarios con otros profesionales. Conclusión. Aunque desde la teoría se explica la relación directa entre currículo, cultura escolar y procesos formativos, los nuevos educadores no cuentan con las herramientas suficientes y oportunas para solucionar los problemas de salud física, mental y emocional que afectan los procesos de formación integral de niños, jóvenes y adolescentes, entre ellos, la drogadicción.Objetivo. Descrever a forma em que os educadores durante seu processo de formação percebem e atuam frente ao problema da drogadição em meninos, jovens e adolescentes. Metodologia. Processo narrativo sustentado no paradigma qualitativo compreensivo de estudo de casos. Os instrumentos utilizados foram cinco diários de educadores em formação, homens e mulheres, que iniciam sua prática em colégios oficiais do departamento de Caldas (Col

  9. Cable tensioned membrane solar collector module with variable tension control

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    Murphy, Lawrence M.

    1985-01-01

    Disclosed is a solar collector comprising a membrane for concentrating sunlight, a plurality of elongated structural members for suspending the membrane member thereon, and a plurality of control members for adjustably tensioning the membrane member, as well as for controlling a focus produced by the membrane members. Each control member is disposed at a different corresponding one of the plurality of structural members. The collector also comprises an elongated flexible tensioning member, which serves to stretch the membrane member and to thereafter hold it in tension, and a plurality of sleeve members, which serve to provide the membrane member with a desired surface contour during tensioning of the membrane member. The tensioning member is coupled to the structural members such that the tensioning member is adjustably tensioned through the structural members. The tensioning member is also coupled to the membrane member through the sleeve members such that the sleeve members uniformly and symmetrically stretch the membrane member upon applying tension to the tensioning member with the control members.

  10. PROGRAMA DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA CALIDAD SANITARIA DE LOS ALIMENTOS (ICSA: 30 AÑOS DE VIGILANCIA SANITARIA DE LOS ALIMENTOS EN BARCELONA

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    Mireia Fontcuberta-Famadas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La Agencia de Salud Pública de Barcelona (ASPB dispone, desde 1984, del Programa de Investigación de la Calidad Sanitaria de los Alimentos (ICSA como instrumento para la vigilancia de determinados parámetros químicos y microbiológicos relacionados con el estado sanitario de los alimentos comercializados en la ciudad. Este trabajo analiza la importancia de la vigilancia en salud, particularizando con el análisis de la utilidad y beneficios del programa ICSA. El objetivo principal del programa es valorar si, una vez en el mercado, los alimentos cumplen con la ausencia y/o niveles de tolerancia establecidos para determinados parámetros. No obstante, su carácter abierto permite incorporar o suprimir parámetros o alimentos reflejando nuevos peligros emergentes o intereses más allá de lo legislado. Además, el programa no solo obtiene una visión puntual de los parámetros estudiados en cada edición sino que la acumulación de datos en el tiempo permite evaluar riesgos, realizar cálculos de ingestas de contaminantes a través de la dieta, analizar tendencias, valorar la efectividad de las normativas para la reducción de contaminantes o ayudar en la planificación de programas de control. La información resultante se divulga local e internacionalmente, formando parte de los trabajos de recopilación de contaminantes de agencias de salud estatales y europeas, lo que muestra que es posible desarrollar un sistema de vigilancia a nivel local pero con alcance y objetivos globales y con información útil para gestores, administraciones, operadores económicos y consumidores.

  11. Holding the Tension.

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    Feudtner, Chris

    2016-05-01

    My colleagues and I had been asked by a member of a clinical team to help sort through the ethics of stopping a life-sustaining intervention for a very ill child. We had already talked with the parents, the physicians, and the folks from nursing, social work, and chaplaincy. Terms like "suffering," "cruel," "compassion," and "moral distress" had been uttered, as had terms like "inappropriate," "unethical," "neglectful," and "risk-management." The group had now stuffed all of these polarizing thoughts and feelings into this cramped room with only one door. And everyone was looking at me. What skill, competency, or inner capacity must one possess to hold and manage such tension? © 2016 The Hastings Center.

  12. Surface tension of aqueous humor.

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    Ross, Andrew; Blake, Robert C; Ayyala, Ramesh S

    2010-09-01

    To measure and compare the surface tension of aqueous humor in patients with and without glaucoma. The surface tension of aqueous humor was measured using a commercially available instrument and software that were validated by using a known fluid (deionized water and methanol). Analysis of aqueous and vitreous samples obtained from 20 rabbit eyes showed that the system could be used successfully for small amounts of ocular fluid. The effect of glaucoma drugs on the surface tension of aqueous humor was then studied in a rabbit model. Comparison of aqueous humor from 66 patients with glaucoma and 53 patients with cataracts but no glaucoma was carried out. The surface tension of rabbit aqueous humor was 65.9 ± 1.2; vitreous, 60.6 ± 2.6; and balanced salt solution, 70.7 ± 0.9. Timolol and latanoprost did not alter the surface tension of the aqueous humor in the rabbit model. The average surface tension of human aqueous humor was 63.33 ± 4.0 (glaucomatous eyes) and 66.19 ± 2.64 (nonglaucomatous eyes with cataracts) (P=0.0001). A technique of measuring the surface tension from small quantities of aqueous humor is validated. Surface tension of the aqueous humor in glaucoma patients was less than that of cataract patients.

  13. La higiene y el progreso. La institucionalización de la burocracia sanitaria en Manizales. 1920-1940

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    Miguel Antonio Suárez Araméndiz

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es mostrar la preocupación de las élites y el Estado en Manizales por la institucionalización de la burocracia sanitaria (especialmente de los Inspectores de Higiene Sanitaria, como una medida para contrarrestar los problemas de la higiene pública que se acrecentaban debido al crecimiento demográfico provocado por el auge económico. Así, evidenciamos que la preocupación por la higiene estuvo estrechamente relacionada con la idea de que ésta era necesaria para alcanzar el progreso. Por lo que se hizo necesario que el Estado regulara y normatizara los comportamientos colectivos e individuales de los habitantes de Manizales en el período señalado.

  14. EFICIENCIA DEL TRATAMIENTO QUÍMICO EN LA PREVENCIÓN DEL TAPONAMIENTO DE GOTEROS APLICANDO AGUA RESIDUAL SANITARIA TRATADA

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    RAFAEL OLIVEIRA BATISTA

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue el de verificar la eficiencia del tratamiento químico en la prevención del taponamiento de los sistemas de goteo, cuando se usa aguas residuales sanitarias tratadas. Para la realización del ensayo experimental fue construida una plataforma de ensayos con la finalidad de abastecer cuatro unidades de irrigación por goteo con aguas residuales sanitarias, tratada y filtradas mediante un filtro de disco de 120 mesh. Fueron ensayados tres modelos de goteros (M1, M2 y M3 durante un período de 560 horas. En el tratamiento químico fueron ensayadas las concentraciones de cloro residual libre de 0; 0,4; 1,0 y 1,9 mg L-1. A partir de los resultados obtenidos se tienen las siguientes conclusiones: el agua residual sanitaria, tratada por aplicación vía sistema de irrigación por goteo propicio la formación de un biofilme en los goteros, resultante de la interacción entre colonias de bacterias y algas. La aplicación de cloro en el agua residual sanitaria tratada, minimizó el desarrollo del biofilme en el interior de los goteros y de las líneas laterales de irrigación; además, se encontró que los goteros con mayor diámetro en el laberinto y con mas de un filtro secundario (M2 y M3, son mas susceptibles al taponamiento cuando trabajan con aguas residuales tratadas. La concentración de cloro residual libre de 0,4 mg L-1 fue mas sustentable en la prevención de taponamiento por biofilme en sistemas de riego por goteo que operan con agua residual domestica tratada.

  15. Externalities and article citations: experience of a national public health journal (Gaceta Sanitaria).

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    Ruano-Ravina, Alberto; Álvarez-Dardet, Carlos; Domínguez-Berjón, M Felicitas; Fernández, Esteve; García, Ana M; Borrell, Carme

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    The purpose of the study was to analyze the determinants of citations such as publication year, article type, article topic, article selected for a press release, number of articles previously published by the corresponding author, and publication language in a Spanish journal of public health. Observational study including all articles published in Gaceta Sanitaria during 2007-2011. We retrieved the number of citations from the ISI Web of Knowledge database in June 2013 and also information on other variables such as number of articles published by the corresponding author in the previous 5 years (searched through PubMed), selection for a press release, publication language, article type and topic, and others. We included 542 articles. Of these, 62.5% were cited in the period considered. We observed an increased odds ratio of citations for articles selected for a press release and also with the number of articles published previously by the corresponding author. Articles published in English do not seem to increase their citations. Certain externalities such as number of articles published by the corresponding author and being selected for a press release seem to influence the number of citations in national journals. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. ESTUDIO SOBRE PASTAS Y MORTEROS DE CEMENTO PORTLAND CON REEMPLAZO POR LOZA SANITARIA

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    Silvina Zito

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el uso de Loza Sanitaria como reemplazo del cemento portland. Los reemplazos utilizados fueron 8, 24 y 40 % en peso; los ensayos empleados contemplaron la evolución de la hidratación desde los primeros minutos (hasta 48 horas a través de la calori metría , y a partir de los dos días (hasta 28 días por medio de la velocidad de fijación del hidróxido de calcio, el agua químicamente combinada, la resistencia mecánica a flexión y a compresión y la porosidad. Los resultados mostraron que a medida que aum enta el porcentaje de reemplazo, a las primeras edades d el efecto de dilución solapa y se contrapone con el de estimulación física ; y a la edad de 28 días todas las mezclas presentan además de la estimulación física también la química , por la reactividad puzolánica.

  17. Managing tension headaches at home

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000421.htm Managing tension headaches at home To use the sharing ... have glasses, use them. Learn and practice stress management. Some people find relaxation exercises or meditation helpful. ...

  18. Tension pneumocephalus: Mount Fuji sign

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    Pulastya Sanyal

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A 13-year-old male was operated for a space occupying lesion in the brain. A noncontrast computed tomography scan done in the late postoperative period showed massive subdural air collection causing compression of bilateral frontal lobes with widening of interhemispheric fissure and the frontal lobes acquiring a peak like configuration - causing tension pneumocephalus-"Mount Fuji sign." Tension pneumocephalus occurs when air enters the extradural or intradural spaces in sufficient volume to exert a mass or pressure effect on the brain, leading to brain herniation. Tension pneumocephalus is a surgical emergency, which needs immediate intervention in the form of decompression of the cranial cavity by a burr hole or needle aspiration. The Mount Fuji sign differentiates tension pneumocephalus from pneumocephalus.

  19. Tension pile study : final report.

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    1970-07-01

    This report contains the results of a short term study of a pile in tension loads. The piles tested were driven on Louisiana Department of Highway's property in response to preceding research work entitled "Stability of Slender Prestressed Concrete P...

  20. Correlation between Burning Mouth Syndrome and Anxiety in the Elderly Inmates of Sanitaria in Tehran.

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    Bakhtiari, Sedighe; Khalighi, Hamid Reza; Azimi, Somayyeh; Alavi, Kaveh; Ayoobi Valoogerdi, Hasan; Namazi, Zahra

    2010-01-01

    Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain disorder characterized by a chief complaint of oral burning/pain with no clinically observable oral mucosal lesions. The prevalence of BMS has been reported to be 2.5-5.1% in the general population and several psychological disorders have been reported as associated or predisposing factors for BMS. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between BMS and anxiety in the elderly residents of sani-taria in Tehran, Iran. In a cross-sectional analytical study, 50 patients with BMS were included along with 50 healthy individuals as controls. Inclusion criteria were: age over 60 years, burning sensation in the mouth, normal oral mu-cosa, absence of diabetes, satisfactory prosthesis, absence of iron deficiency and other nutrients, and no heavy smoking habits. Similar inclusion criteria were considered for the control group without any oral complaints. Burning/pain severity was assessed by a 100-mm visual analog scale and the severity of anxiety (state, trait, and total) was determined by Cattell's Anxiety Scale. Data was analyzed by t-test and Pearson's correlation coefficient. Individuals with BMS assessed their burning/pain severity to be 27.4 mm (95% CI=25.2 - 29.6 mm). Standard-ized total anxiety scale in individuals with and without BMS (±SE for mean) was 5.9±0.2 and 4.6±0.3 with significant dif-ferences (p=0.001). Similar significant differences were observed in state and trait anxiety between the two groups. It seems that both state and trait anxiety are associated with burning mouth syndrome.

  1. Correlation between Burning Mouth Syndrome and Anxiety in the Elderly Inmates of Sanitaria in Tehran

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    Sedighe Bakhtiari

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and aims. Burning mouth syndrome (BMS is a chronic pain disorder characterized by a chief complaint of oral burning/pain with no clinically observable oral mucosal lesions. The prevalence of BMS has been reported to be 2.5- 5.1% in the general population and several psychological disorders have been reported as associated or predisposing factors for BMS. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between BMS and anxiety in the elderly residents of sanitaria in Tehran, Iran. Materials and methods. In a cross-sectional analytical study, 50 patients with BMS were included along with 50 healthy individuals as controls. Inclusion criteria were: age over 60 years, burning sensation in the mouth, normal oral mucosa, absence of diabetes, satisfactory prosthesis, absence of iron deficiency and other nutrients, and no heavy smoking habits. Similar inclusion criteria were considered for the control group without any oral complaints. Burning/pain severity was assessed by a 100-mm visual analog scale and the severity of anxiety (state, trait, and total was determined by Cattell's Anxiety Scale. Data was analyzed by t-test and Pearson's correlation coefficient. Results. Individuals with BMS assessed their burning/pain severity to be 27.4 mm (95% CI=25.2 - 29.6 mm. Standardized total anxiety scale in individuals with and without BMS (±SE for mean was 5.9±0.2 and 4.6±0.3 with significant differences (p=0.001. Similar significant differences were observed in state and trait anxiety between the two groups. Conclusion. It seems that both state and trait anxiety are associated with burning mouth syndrome.

  2. Las demandas sanitarias de las familias Demand for healthcare from families

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    María Ángeles Durán

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Los hogares son las unidades sociales que mediatizan la relación entre los individuos y el sistema sanitario. En los hogares se ofrecen las condiciones básicas para la salud, así como los servicios relacionados directa e indirectamente con las terapias médicas. Las demandas al sistema sanitario cada vez se amplían más y es previsible que en un futuro próximo las actividades de prevención y rehabilitación, reproducción, estética e identidad o gestiones realizadas con la organización social, cobren mayor relieve que las estrictamente curativas. Es destacable el papel que desempeñan los nuevos tipos de familias y las familias inmigrantes, que muestran al nivel sanitario los efectos de la globalización. El estudio ofrece numerosos datos inéditos y termina con una previsión del cambio en las demandas sanitarias en Europa, debidas a las transformaciones demográficas.Households are the social units that mediate the relationship between individuals and the health system. Households provide the basic conditions for health, as well as the services related directly or indirectly with medical therapies. The range of demands on the health system is widening constantly, and it is forseeable that in the near future the activities of prevention, rehabilitation, reproduction, aesthetics and identity production, as well as with social organization, will become more important than the strictly curative tasks. The role played by new types of families has to be underlined, as well as the role of inmigrant families, a manifestation, at the health level, of the consequences of globalization. The study offers much information published for the first time and ends with a forecast of the changes in the health care demands in Europe, due to demo.

  3. Criterios éticos para las decisiones sanitarias al final de la vida de personas incapaces

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    Inés Ma. Barrio Cantalejo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente las relaciones sanitarias se apoyan en el reconocimiento del derecho de los pacientes a participar en las decisiones sobre su salud. Esta idea es el fundamento del consentimiento informado. Sin embargo, problema surge cuando el paciente no puede participar en estas decisiones porque se halla en una situación de incapacidad. Es otro, un representante, quien debe decidir por él. En España no existe claridad sobre qué criterios deben orientar las decisiones que ha de tomar el representante. El presente artículo presenta los criterios de decisión en pacientes incapaces desarrollados por la jurisprudencia norteamericana: el criterio subjetivo, el criterio del juicio sustitutivo y el criterio del mejor interés o mayor beneficio. El criterio subjetivo consiste en seguir las directrices que el paciente dictó antes de perder la capacidad. El criterio del juicio sustitutivo trata de deducir la decisión que hubiese tomado el propio paciente si pudiera, a partir de lo que conocemos de él. El criterio del mayor beneficio intenta proteger el bienestar del paciente. Tradicionalmente el «mejor interés» ha sido defender la vida a toda costa, sin atender a otro tipo de consideraciones. Quizás sea el momento de buscar un consenso sobre lo que socialmente hoy en día se considera «mejor interés». Su significado no podrá derivarse exclusivamente del derecho a la vida, sino de la conjunción entre éste –en cantidad y calidad suficientes– y la libertad, interpretados a la luz del respeto a la dignidad de la persona.

  4. Consenso sobre la atención sanitaria del tabaquismo en España

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    Francisco Camarelles Guillem

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Tras la aprobación de la Ley 28/2005, de medidas sanitarias frente al tabaquismo y reguladora de la venta, el suministro, el consumo y la publicidad de los productos del tabaco, se están produciendo diversos desarrollos y progresos en el campo del tratamiento del tabaquismo en todas las Comunidades Autónomas. Por este motivo y por los propios requerimientos de la Ley, tanto las administraciones públicas como las sociedades científicas integradas en el Comité Nacional de Prevención del Tabaquismo CNPT, han considerado que nuestro país se halla en una posición óptima para revisar los avances conseguidos hasta el momento y señalar las bases de carácter técnico que, de acuerdo a la evidencia y los recursos disponibles, sería conveniente que pudieran orientar las actuaciones de asistencia a las personas que fuman en el Marco del Sistema Nacional de Salud. La finalidad de este documento, de carácter exclusivamente técnico y científico, ha sido consensuar una propuesta básica de calidad sobre asistencia en tabaquismo que sirva como guía orientativa en nuestro país. Los objetivos de este documento son analizar las necesidades a las que responde una estrategia asistencial en tabaquismo, revisar la eficacia de las opciones asistenciales existentes en tabaquismo, sintetizar la evidencia disponible sobre el impacto de las políticas asistenciales en la disminución del porcentaje de personas fumadoras y señalar las necesidades existentes en este sector. El documento señala los mínimos básicos para orientar las actuaciones asistenciales de calidad en España, teniendo en cuenta criterios de riesgo sanitario, accesibilidad, eficiencia, sostenibilidad y equidad.

  5. Hacia la cobertura sanitaria universal en la detección neonatal

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    Marta Ascurra

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available La cobertura sanitaria universal (CSU está ocupando el centro de los debates sobre las reformas de los sistemas de salud. Desde el 2.000, los desafíos planteados para cumplir con los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio han señalado la necesidad de un “retorno del Estado” en el campo de la salud. Consecuentemente, se renovaron los compromisos y responsabilidades que competen a los Gobiernos en cuanto a sus obligaciones para con los ciudadanos y, con ello, una nueva forma de participación comprometida y solidaria para resolver problemas específicos e impostergables para el desarrollo de los pueblos. Con la CSU se podrá asegurar que todas las personas reciban los servicios sanitarios que necesitan, sin tener que pasar penurias financieras para pagarlos. Para que una comunidad o un país pueda alcanzar la CSU se deben cumplir varios requisitos como: un sistema de salud sólido, un sistema de financiación de los servicios de salud, acceso a medicamentos y tecnologías esenciales y personal sanitario bien capacitado. Los programas de detección neonatal forman parte esencial de todo servicio de salud. El país debe garantizar que todos los RN tengan acceso a la detección y el tratamiento oportunos, sin que las familias incurran en gastos considerables y tengan que realizar el pago directo en el momento de recibir el servicio. Paraguay está realizando grandes esfuerzos para el logro de la cobertura universal en la detección neonatal. En el presente artículo se pone de manifiesto la situación actual de la DN en el país en el contexto latinoamericano.

  6. LA GOBERNANZA COMPARTIDA Y LA RAZONABILIDAD COMO APORTACIONES ÉTICAS A LA POLÍTICA SANITARIA

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    Ana M Costa-Alcaraz

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La salud es uno de los derechos humanos fundamentales. Reconocerla como tal conlleva la obligación estatal de garantizar un mínimo de oportunidades para mantenerla o recuperarla cuando se pierde. Ese mínimo puede quedar sin cubrir en épocas de crisis económica, como la que estamos viviendo. La medicina gestionada (managed care centrada en lo económico surgió tras la crisis de 1973, con el objetivo de condicionar las decisiones clínicas por factores económicos. En la práctica, la medicina gestionada convirtió el control de los costes económicos en un fin en sí mismo olvidando la equidad, por lo que ha sido cuestionada éticamente. Desde entonces, muchos autores han afrontado la tarea de compatibilizar eficiencia y equidad en la gestión sanitaria, pero el debate sigue abierto. Partiendo de los pensamientos de Jennifer P. Ruger y Norman Daniels, defendemos que la gobernanza sanitaria compartida y la rendición de cuentas atendiendo a criterios de razonabilidad pueden ser dos importantes aportaciones éticas para lograr un sistema sanitario eficiente y justo. En el modelo que proponemos, tanto los ciudadanos como los profesionales y las instituciones sanitarias juegan su papel en cuanto al desarrollo de capacidades en el ámbito de la salud. Tales capacidades se refieren a estilos de vida saludables, información accesible y transparente, promoción de autocuidados, adquisición de conocimientos, habilidades y actitudes adecuadas, liderazgo basado en valores y co-responsabilidad para alcanzar los objetivos establecidos de modo razonable. Si desarrollamos estas capacidades habremos aprovechado la actual crisis económica como oportunidad de mejora ética en el ámbito sanitario.

  7. Calidad sanitaria en la producción de nopal verdura (Opuntia sp.) en Otumba, México.

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    Martínez Martínez, Talina Olivia

    2012-01-01

    La calidad sanitaria en los productos hortofrutícolas debe considerarse una prioridad en la producción de alimentos. Actualmente en México, existe una gran preocupación por las asociaciones de productores y gobierno federal para adoptar sistemas de producción que reduzcan riesgos de contaminación (SRRC). Para la implementación de estos sistemas, es necesario cumplir con una serie de requisitos, entre ellos se encuentra la validación de procesos. Un método inmediato para efectuar este requerim...

  8. Principales componentes del clima laboral en el servicio de urgencias de una organización sanitaria: un abordaje cualitativo

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    J. Antonio Lozano Lozano; Salvador Chacón Moscoso; Susana Sanduvete-Chaves; J. Antonio Pérez Gil

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo ofrece un modelo estructural de los principales componentes del "clima laboral" a partir de una construcción de categorías realizadas mediante el registro de información no estructurada aportada por 7 informantes clave del servicio de urgencias de una organización sanitaria. Para el registro de la información se utilizaron entrevistas en profundidad. Con la intención de organizar y sistematizar la información, se realizó un análisis de contenido de la documentación aportad...

  9. Historical Tensions in Engineering Education

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    Jamison, Andrew; Heymann, Matthias

    2012-01-01

    Ever since institutions for educating engineers first began to be ­established in Europe, there have been a number of fundamental tensions as to how that ­educating should best be conducted, what it should consist of, and who should do the educating. These tensions are based on different styles...... or approaches to ­engineering education that have developed historically in different parts of Europe and which have led to what we characterize as “theory-driven,” “practice-driven,” and “technology-driven” approaches. This chapter explores some of the historical roots of these tensions in medieval Europe...... and briefly traces their developmental trajectories through the subsequent formation of institutions of engineering ­education. It has been written as part of PROCEED (Program of Research on Opportunities and Challenges in Engineering Education in Denmark)....

  10. Reflexionando y cuestionando la política sanitaria en América Latina: implicaciones en investigación en la enfermería comunitaria, 1980 - 2000

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    Aliaga, Kelly Myriam Jiménez de; González, Cinthya Patricia Ibarra; González, Olga Lidia Banda; Salazar, María Guadalupe Vásquez; Treviño, María Guadalupe Vásquez; Martínez, Maria Ramona Medrano

    2006-01-01

    ... en la política sanitaria en América Latina, significado social y el cuidado de enfermería comunitaria. Objetivos: describir la política sanitaria; analizar la práctica de Enfermería en diferentes niveles de complejidad...

  11. Reflexionando y cuestionando la política sanitaria en América Latina: implicaciones en investigación en la enfermería comunitaria, 1980 - 2000

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    Kelly Myriam Jiménez de Aliaga; Cinthya Patricia Ibarra González; Olga Lidia Banda González; María Guadalupe Vásquez Salazar; María Guadalupe Vásquez Treviño; Maria Ramona Medrano Martínez

    2006-01-01

    ... política sanitaria en América Latina, significado social y el cuidado de enfermería comunitaria. Objetivos: describir la política sanitaria; analizar la práctica de Enfermería en diferentes niveles de complejidad...

  12. Evaluación Microbiológica y Sanitaria de puestos de venta ambulatoria de alimentos del distrito de Comas, Lima - Perú

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    Juan J Quispe M

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la calidad microbiológica y sanitaria de los puestos de venta ambulatoria de alimentos (PVAA del distrito de Comas. Materiales y métodos: De agosto a noviembre del 2000, se evaluaron la calidad microbiológica y sanitaria de 61 PVAA del Distrito de Comas, Lima-Perú. Para la parte microbiológica se analizaron el número de coliformes fecales y la presencia de Salmonella spp en muestras de alimentos (02, agua, superficies inertes y superficies vivas; y para la evaluación sanitaria se empleó una encuesta de factores de riesgo (20 características. Resultados: 60.7% de PVAA superaron los límites aceptables de coliformes fecales en una o más muestras analizadas. Por tipo de muestra de alimentos, 41.0% de PVAA tuvieron un alimento no apto para el consumo humano (NAPCH y 19.7% ambos alimentos NAPCH (coliformes fecales100 NMP/g, y respecto a las muestras de agua, superficies inertes y superficies vivas, se encontraron resultados microbiológicos inaceptables (coliformes fecales100 NMP/g en 32.8%, 42.6% y 49.2% de los PVAA, respectivamente. No se encontró Salmonella spp en ninguna de las muestras evaluadas. Sobre la evaluación sanitaria, 90.2% de los PVAA tuvieron "Riesgo Sanitario Alto", observándose deficiencias estructurales y culturales de manipulación e higiene de alimentos. Finalmente, se encontró relación entre los resultados microbiológicos; y las características de evaluación sanitaria. Conclusiones: La calidad microbiológica y sanitaria de los PVAA del distrito de Comas presentaron deficiencias, constituyéndose en un problema potencial de salud para nuestro medio.

  13. Condiciones sanitarias de los comedores comunitarios del conurbano de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Arango Julia

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Debido a la importancia que la inocuidad de los alimentos entraña para la salud pública, se procuró determinar la calidad microbiológica de los alimentos que consumen los usuarios de los comedores comunitarios del conurbano de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Se trata de un estudio descriptivo, cuyo universo lo conformaron tres municipios con índices medianos y altos de pobreza, de los que se extrajo al azar una muestra de 52 comedores. La información se recolectó desde abril de 1994 hasta abril de 1995 inclusive, por medio de encuestas, observaciones directas y análisis microbiológicos del agua y los alimentos servidos. Los análisis del agua y los alimentos se ajustaron, respectivamente, a las recomendaciones del Código Alimentario Argentino y de la Comisión Internacional de Especificaciones Microbiológicas para Alimentos. Los resultados se interpretaron según los valores para alimentos cocidos acordados por el Grupo de Trabajo de Control de Alimentos. La parte microbiológica del estudio mostró que en 28 (54% de los comedores la comida o el agua era inadecuada y en 11 (21%, ambas eran inadecuadas. Bacillus cereus fue la bacteria patógena que se encontró con mayor frecuencia en los alimentos analizados. Los factores significativamente asociados con condiciones microbiológicas insatisfactorias de las comidas y el agua fueron no desinfectar el agua (P = 0,009, la falta de higiene en el ambiente (P = 0,03, la presencia de roedores e insectos (P = 0,05, el sistema de provisión de materias primas (P = 0,01 y un número de usuarios menor de 100 (P = 0,008. Se concluyó que la desinfección del agua y la limpieza general de los comedores son medidas que pueden implantarse por medio de intervenciones educativas en materia de higiene y manipulación de alimentos dirigidas a los encargados y empleados de los comedores. Los resultados obtenidos también apoyan la conveniencia de incluir la evaluación sanitaria de los alimentos entre los

  14. PREVALENCIA DE LACTANCIA MATERNA EN EL ÁREA SANITARIA DE VIGO, GALICIA

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    Mª José Rodríguez-Pérez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available La evaluación cuantitativa de las actuaciones para promover la lactancia materna, con material y método estandarizados, es imprescindible para conocer su impacto y permitir la comparación internacional. El objetivo fue conocer la prevalencia de la lactancia materna en un Área Sanitaria de Galicia. Métodos: Estudio observacional mediante entrevista, siguiendo metodología y cuestionario diseñados por la Iniciativa para la Humanización de la Asistencia al Nacimiento y la Lactancia. Se preguntó a la madre/cuidador principal del lactante sobre la alimentación recibida por él/ella para calcular los 5 indicadores propuestos (lactancia materna exclusiva en menores de 15 días, lactancia materna exclusiva en menores de 6 meses, lactancia materna entre 12 y 15 meses y a los dos años, combinación con otros alimentos a los 6-7 meses. Se seleccionó una muestra aleatoria de 431 lactantes entre 0 y 2 años de los centros participantes, entre 2013 y 2014. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo y bivariante. Resultados: Se observó que el 50,00% (IC 95%: 39,3-60,7 de lactantes menores de 15 días recibieron lactancia materna en exclusiva. A los 6 meses, la prevalencia fue del 50,28% (IC 95%: 43,0-57,6. La lactancia materna en lactantes de 12 a 15 meses era del 34,62% (IC 95%: 22,0-49,1. A los dos años era 26,67% (IC 95% 17,1-38,1, con diferencias significativas entre ámbito rural y urbano. Entre 6 y 8 meses la totalidad combinaban lactancia con otros alimentos. Conclusiones: En nuestro entorno se observa una tasa de inicio y una duración media menor de lo deseable.

  15. Vigilancia sanitaria de cianobacterias en aguas de consumo humano y aguas de baño

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    Guadalupe Martínez Juárez

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Las autoridades de Salud Pública tienen implantados y consolidados programas de vigilancia sanitaria de aguas de consumo humano y aguas de baño, cuya finalidad es evitar riesgos para la salud de la población que consume agua o que utiliza con fines recreativos zonas de baño continentales. A la luz de los conocimientos científicos actuales, la proliferación de cianobacterias es un nuevo riesgo, que es necesario tener en cuenta en los programas de protección de la salud. En el presente trabajo, cuyo principal objetivo es conocer la presencia de cianobacterias y microcistinas en aguas utilizadas para consumo humano y baño, se muestran los resultados obtenidos en los programas de vigilancia llevados a cabo en el Área de Salud de Talavera de la Reina en los últimos cuatro años. Se ha realizado un estudio descriptivo de la presencia de cianobacterias y microcistinas, en agua bruta de la captación de dos embalses y en agua tratada a la salida de dos plantas de tratamiento de agua potable. Esto mismo se ha estudiado en otros dos embalses utilizados para baño en época estival. Para ello se han efectuado muestreos quincenales y posterior identificación y recuento de cianobacterias y determinación de microcistinas disueltas en agua mediante técnica ELISA.De los resultados de la vigilancia de aguas de consumo humano, se concluye que los valores de microcistinas detectados en los embalses no son elevados, apareciendo en menos del 6% de los muestreos efectuados y que el tratamiento aplicado en las plantas de tratamiento de agua potable, es eficaz para su eliminación. De la vigilancia de cianobacterias en el agua de baño, se concluye que a lo largo de tres temporadas, en el 48% de los muestreos realizados en las dos zonas de baño del área, se han superado las 100.000 células/ml, valor guía dado por la OMS, para valorar probabilidad moderada de efectos adversos en bañistas.Destacar que es necesario disponer de datos sobre exposición a

  16. Género, profesiones sanitarias y salud pública Gender, health professions and public health

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    Rosa Ortega del Olmo

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo llevamos a cabo una revisión de los principales resultados de la investigación histórico-social sobre género y prácticas de salud, proponemos un modelo de aplicación de la categoría de género al estudio de las profesiones sanitarias y analizamos algunas formas actuales de desigualdades de género en asociaciones y publicaciones españolas de salud pública. Las principales conclusiones resaltan distintos aspectos: la construcción histórica de identidades profesionales sexuadas; la existencia de una segregación vertical en las sociedades científicas y en los equipos editoriales de las revistas; la existencia de prácticas androcéntricas en las revistas científicas que se manifiestan en el estilo de firma mediante la inicial del nombre; la inexistencia en las sociedades científicas de datos recogidos por sexo; las dificultades que todo ello supone para las investigaciones cuantitativas aplicando la variable sexo y una perspectiva de género, y la necesidad de fomentar la investigación cualitativa sobre el tema.In this article we review the main results of historical-social research on gender and medical practice, propose a model for applying a gender perspective to the study of healthcare professions, and analyze some current forms of gender bias in Spanish public health societies and publications. The main conclusions indicate: the historic construction of gendered professional identities; the existence of vertical segregation by sex in scientific societies and in journal editorial boards; the existence of androcentric practices in the scientific journals, exemplified by the style of using the initial letter of the authors' first name; the fact that scientific societies do not collect data by sex; the difficulties that all of this implies for quantitative investigations that study the sex variable and adopt a gender perspective; and the need to promote qualitative research on the issue.

  17. Tension type headaches: a review

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    Acetaminophen (paracetamol) 500-1 000 mg and aspirin 500-. 1 000 mg, have been demonstrated to be an effective first-line treatment for episodic tension-type headaches in most placebo- controlled trials. 23,24 Fast absorptive formulations of the latter are preferred for rapidity of action.25 It is worth noting that these.

  18. Abolishing the maximum tension principle

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    Mariusz P. Da̧browski

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available We find the series of example theories for which the relativistic limit of maximum tension Fmax=c4/4G represented by the entropic force can be abolished. Among them the varying constants theories, some generalized entropy models applied both for cosmological and black hole horizons as well as some generalized uncertainty principle models.

  19. Headache (chronic tension-type).

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    Krishnan, Anita; Silver, Nicholas

    2009-07-22

    Chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) is a disorder that evolves from episodic tension-type headache, with daily or very frequent episodes of headache lasting minutes to days. It affects 4.1% of the general population in the USA, and is more prevalent in women (up to 65% of cases). We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of drug treatments for chronic tension-type headache? What are the effects of non-drug treatments for chronic tension-type headache? We searched: Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and other important databases up to March 2007 (Clinical Evidence reviews are updated periodically; please check our website for the most up-to-date version of this review). We included harms alerts from relevant organisations such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). We found 50 systematic reviews, RCTs, or observational studies that met our inclusion criteria. We performed a GRADE evaluation of the quality of evidence for interventions. In this systematic review, we present information relating to the effectiveness and safety of the following interventions: acupuncture; amitriptyline; analgesics; anticonvulsant drugs; benzodiazepines; botulinum toxin; chiropractic and osteopathic manipulations; cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); Indian head massage; mirtazapine; relaxation and electromyographic biofeedback; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs); and tricyclic antidepressants (other than amitriptyline).

  20. CALCULATION OF TENSION FORCE OF BELT CONVEYOR

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    Ismet Ibishi; Ahmet Latifi; Gzim Ibishi; Kadri Sejdiu; Melihate Shala-Galica; Bekim Latifi

    2012-01-01

    In this paper is done the explanation on tension fashion of the belt conveyor which is employed in Kosovo Energy Corporation – KEK, for coal transportation to provide electric power plant. The aim of the paper enables to recognize tension forces not to pass with deformation of belt so that this problem will damage the workingprocess. Work principle is based on initial tension and tension during working process. The fact is known that the tension starts from the carriage on the way to tension ...

  1. Health warnings on tobacco products: international practices Advertencias sanitarias en los productos de tabaco: prácticas internacionales

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    David Hammond

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Health warnings on tobacco products have emerged as a prominent area of tobacco control policy. Regulatory practice has rapidly evolved over the past decade to the point where health warnings on tobacco products continue to set international precedents for their size and comprehensiveness. The current paper provides a general review of current regulatory practices, including physical design features (such as size and location, message content (pictorial vs. text and content "themes, and regulatory considerations such as rotation period and other novel practices.Las advertencias sanitarias en los productos de tabaco han llegado a ser una de las políticas públicas principales para el control del tabaco. A través de la última década las prácticas regulatorias han evolucionado mucho y varios países siguen impulsado cambios regulatorios importantes en términos del tamaño y carácter de las advertencias sanitarias que han implementado. Este ensayo resume las prácticas regulatorias actuales alrededor del mundo, incluyendo las características del diseño físico de la advertencia (es decir, tamaño y ubicación, sus contenidos (temas, pictogramas, textos y otros factores regulatorios importantes (frecuencia de rotación y otras prácticas innovadoras.

  2. Medidas Sanitarias y Fitosanitarias, ¿Barreras al Comercio?: el Caso Peruano en el Asia-Pacífico

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    Marcelo Alonso Valverde Arevalo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Los aranceles han dejado de representar la principal barrera al comercio exterior, debido a la reducción constante de éstos en el ámbito multilateral o bilateral. Contrariamente, las medidas no arancelarias han ido en aumento, siendo la principal preocupación para las exportaciones mundiales. En este escenario, se presentan las medidas sanitarias y fitosanitarias, las cuales sirven para proteger la salud de las personas, animales y plantas en contra de riesgos asociados con enfermedades, pestes u otros; sin embargo, por la naturaleza de las mismas pueden distorsionar el comercio hasta ser utilizadas con fines proteccionistas en favor de las industrias nacionales de los países importadores. El presente artículo cuestiona si es que a pesar de contar con una serie de acuerdos comerciales internacionales, los cuales han disminuido progresivamente los aranceles, el Perú ha logrado un acceso real al mercado del Asia-Pacífico con productos agropecuarios y pesqueros. En ese sentido, se presentan casos históricos y pendientes en materia de acceso a mercados por medidas de carácter sanitario o fitosanitario, tal como el acceso de paltas a Japón. Asimismo, se analizan las disposiciones de los acuerdos comerciales en materia de medidas sanitarias y fitosanitarias y se presentan las potenciales oportunidades que se establecen en estos acuerdos, a fin de agilizar el acceso a mercados internacionales, y que no se han aprovechado.

  3. Core vs. Bulk Samples in Soil-Moisture Tension Analyses

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    Walter M. Broadfoot

    1954-01-01

    The usual laboratory procedure in determining soil-moisture tension values is to use "undisturbed" soil cores for tensions up to 60 cm. of water and bulk soil samples for higher tensions. Low tensions are usually obtained with a tension table and the higher tensions by use of pressure plate apparatus. In tension analysis at the Vicksburg Infiltration Project...

  4. La asistencia sanitaria pública en Yecla (Murcia: 1850-1930

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    Soriano Palao, José

    2000-06-01

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    This work picks up the available data on the organization of the public sanitary attendance in Yecla from the second helf of the XIX century until the first decades of the XX century. This amount of information allows to analyze the evolution of the public hygiene, the work of the regular doctors and the performances of the Council of Sanity during a period characaterized for the decrease of the rate of mortality.



    En el presente trabajo se recogen los datos disponibles sobre la organización de la asistencia sanitaria pública en la ciudad de Yecla (Murcia en el período comprendido por la segunda mitad del siglo XIX y las tres primeras décadas del siglo XX. Partiendo del estudio de las Actas Capitulares y de las Juntas de Sanidad fundamentalmente y basándonos en las disposiciones legales de la época, la Ley General de Sanidad de 1855 y la Instrucción

  5. Actin cortex architecture regulates cell surface tension.

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    Chugh, Priyamvada; Clark, Andrew G; Smith, Matthew B; Cassani, Davide A D; Dierkes, Kai; Ragab, Anan; Roux, Philippe P; Charras, Guillaume; Salbreux, Guillaume; Paluch, Ewa K

    2017-06-01

    Animal cell shape is largely determined by the cortex, a thin actin network underlying the plasma membrane in which myosin-driven stresses generate contractile tension. Tension gradients result in local contractions and drive cell deformations. Previous cortical tension regulation studies have focused on myosin motors. Here, we show that cortical actin network architecture is equally important. First, we observe that actin cortex thickness and tension are inversely correlated during cell-cycle progression. We then show that the actin filament length regulators CFL1, CAPZB and DIAPH1 regulate mitotic cortex thickness and find that both increasing and decreasing thickness decreases tension in mitosis. This suggests that the mitotic cortex is poised close to a tension maximum. Finally, using a computational model, we identify a physical mechanism by which maximum tension is achieved at intermediate actin filament lengths. Our results indicate that actin network architecture, alongside myosin activity, is key to cell surface tension regulation.

  6. Light Scattering by Surface Tension Waves.

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    Weisbuch, G.; Garbay, F.

    1979-01-01

    This simple and inexpensive experiment is an illustration of the physical concepts of interaction between light and surface tension waves, and provides a new method of measuring surface tension. (Author/GA)

  7. SURFACE TENSION TECHNIQUES FOR MOLTEN SALTS

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    Some 200 surface tension determinations were made on 107 single-salt melts using eight experimental techniques. From a consideration of the... surface tension range of applicability and temperature limitation for these techniques are briefly considered.

  8. A TOGgle for Tension at Kinetochores

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    Cheerambathur, Dhanya K.; Prevo, Bram; Desai, Arshad

    2016-01-01

    Differential stability of kinetochore-microtubule attachments at low versus high tension is critical for accurate chromosome segregation. Miller et al. find that a TOG domain microtubule-binding protein imparts intrinsic tension selectivity to kinetochore-microtubule attachments.

  9. Estructuras sociales, división sexual del trabajo y enfoques metodológicos: La estructura familiar y la función socio-sanitaria de la mujer Social structures, sexual division of labour and methodological approaches: Family structure and women’s social-sanitary function

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    José Siles González

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available La estructura familiar ha constituido un objeto de estudio esencial para describir y comprender la evolución educativa, profesional e ideológica de la mujer en la sociedad. Objetivo: Reflexionar sobre la familia como institución básica, y, asimismo, estructura social sobre la que ha recaído la socialización primaria en un marco de convivencia que ha resultado determinante en la adopción del rol de cuidadora de la mujer. Metodología: Técnicas de carácter etnográfico-narrativo han contribuido a la comprensión, interpretación y reinterpretación reconstructiva de la realidad. La teoría deconstruccionista y las técnicas narrativas de crítica literaria desde la perspectiva de género se han empleado como mecanismos para reinterpretar los aberrantes estereotipos acerca de la estructura familiar y el rol de cuidadora de las mujeres. Resultados: Se destaca el papel relevante de la familia en la función socio-sanitaria y en la asignación del papel de cuidadora a la mujer dentro del proceso de división sexual del trabajo. Asimismo se refleja, en el proceso de discusión, la dificultad para generalizar los resultados (limitación característica de los estudios cualitativos. Conclusiones: Cabe destacar la importancia de la familia en la socialización educativa y social, pero también la división sexual del trabajo cuya tipología organizativa, basada en diferencias de género, rebasó los límites de la estructura familiar. Es evidente que el rol de cuidadora de la mujer es consecuencia del proceso de socialización familiar.

  10. Epidemiología de la enfermedad de Lyme en un área sanitaria del noroeste de España

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    María Esther Vázquez-López

    2015-05-01

    Conclusiones: El incremento de esta enfermedad en el noroeste de España y las diferencias observadas entre las distintas zonas de una misma área sanitaria hacen necesario plantear estudios epidemiológicos que permitan aumentar el índice de sospecha diagnóstica e implementar medidas de prevención eficaces.

  11. Diseño, elaboración y explotación de un data warehouse para una institución sanitaria

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    Castillo Hernández, Iván

    2014-01-01

    Diseño, elaboración y explotación de un data warehouse para una institución sanitaria. Disseny, elaboració i explotació d'un data warehouse per a una institució sanitària. Bachelor thesis for the Computer Science program on Data warehouse.

  12. Intraoperative Development of Tension Pneumocephalus in a ...

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    Included is a literature review of studies discussing the role of N2O in the development of tension pneumocephalus. N2O is associated with tension pneumocephalus especially in the setting of preexisting pneumocephalus. Tension pneumocephalus can manifest as Cushing response and immediate decompression is ...

  13. The Plastic Tension Field Method

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    Hansen, Thomas

    2005-01-01

    . The emphasis is attached to the presentation of a design method based on the diagonal tension field theory. Also, how to determine the load-carrying capacity of a given steel plate girder with transverse web stiffeners, is briefly presented. The load-carrying capacity may be predicted by applying both......This paper describes a calculation method for steel plate girders with transverse web stiffeners subjected to shear. It may be used for predicting the failure load or, as a design method, to determine the optimal amount of internal web stiffeners. The new method is called the plastic tension field...... method. The method is based on the theory of plasticity and is analogous to the so-called diagonal compression field method developed for reinforced concrete beams with transverse stirrups, which is adopted in the common European concrete code (Eurocode 2). Many other theories have been developed...

  14. Robust Tensioned Kevlar Suspension Design

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    Young, Joseph B.; Naylor, Bret J.; Holmes, Warren A.

    2012-01-01

    One common but challenging problem in cryogenic engineering is to produce a mount that has excellent thermal isolation but is also rigid. Such mounts can be achieved by suspending the load from a network of fibers or strings held in tension. Kevlar fibers are often used for this purpose owing to their high strength and low thermal conductivity. A suite of compact design elements has been developed to improve the reliability of suspension systems made of Kevlar.

  15. Eficacia y eficiencia del tratamiento antituberculoso en jurisdicciones sanitarias de Morelos

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    García-García Ma. de Lourdes

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar la eficacia y la eficiencia del tratamiento antituberculoso administrado por la Secretaría de Salud (SSA en las jurisdicciones sanitarias de Cuernavaca y Cuautla, estado de Morelos, en el periodo 1992-1996. Material y métodos. Se hizo una revisión retrospectiva de las tarjetas de control de tratamiento en pacientes tuberculosos. Se utilizaron las definiciones contenidas en la Norma Oficial para el Control y Prevención de la Tuberculosis en la Atención Primaria a la Salud. La información fue vaciada en formatos estandarizados y se analizó mediante el programa SAS y Epi Info. Se visitaron las 149 unidades de atención primaria y los cuatro hospitales de la zona de estudio. Resultados. Se encontraron las tarjetas correspondientes a 288 pacientes, de los cuales 260 eran de casos nuevos. Estos pacientes recibieron en conjunto 311 tratamientos, de los cuales 85% fueron supervisados. Las tarjetas revisadas correspondieron al 60% de los casos notificados por la SSA en el mismo periodo. El grupo de pacientes tuberculosos tuvo mayor edad que la media poblacional y mayor probabilidad de pertenecer a los estratos socioeconómicos medio y bajo que la población general del área. Se analizaron 246 esquemas de tratamiento y se encontró que 32% presentó curación bacteriológica; 26%, curación probable; 18% abandonó el tratamiento; 1% fracasó en el tratamiento, y 3% murió durante el tratamiento. En 20% de los casos se desconoció el resultado del tratamiento. La frecuencia de curación fue mayor en los casos nuevos (61% que en los retratamientos (38% (p< 0.01. Los pacientes en retratamiento lo abandonaron con mayor frecuencia (32% que los casos nuevos (16% (p< 0.01. La eficacia del tratamiento fue de 71%, y la eficiencia, de 58%. Se encontró asociación estadísticamente significativa entre abandono de tratamiento y retratamiento (RM 3.3, IC95% 1.3-8.5, p= 0.01 o nivel socioeconómico bajo (RM 2.3, IC95% 1.0-4.9, p= 0.04. En los

  16. Características técnico-sanitarias de expendios de carnes, pescados, aves y huevos de la ciudad de Tunja 2003

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    Fred Gustavo Manrique-Abril

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    Full Text Available Se presenta una caracterización epidemiológica de los expendios de carnes, pescado y aves de Tunja en el año 2003, resultado del diagnóstico sanitario del municipio y las visitas adelantadas por la unidad de saneamiento. Al partir del compromiso que el sector salud tiene en el componente de ambiente, surge la necesidad de crear un sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica ambiental, cuya metodología y estrategia esté orientada hacia el conocimiento de los factores de riesgo ambientales a que están expuestos los grupos humanos, con el fin de determinar prioridades y orientar los recursos de salud disponibles en el desarrollo de intervenciones; es por eso que se implantó en Tunja la vigilancia de factores de riesgo del consumo en esta estrategia, la cual, incluye la de expendios decarnes y derivados, aves huevos y pescado; entonces, se usaron las actas de inspección sanitaria y se tabuló en EPIINFO 2002 para su análisis con SPSS 11,5. Así se realizó un análisis descriptivo a 173 establecimientos y se encontró que existen condiciones diversas de sanidad respecto de la estructura física, los procesos productivos y el producto para la venta; también hay un incumplimiento de normas técnico-sanitarias, en diferentes sectores de la ciudad, que se priorizan para el control por parte de la autoridad sanitaria. Al 75% de los establecimientos no cumplen con las condiciones higiénico sanitarias en cárnicos; el 66,6% no cuenta con las condiciones en establecimiento de venta de pescados ý el 52,5% delos establecimientos de venta de aves y huevos, no cumplen con las condiciones higiénico sanitarias para tal fin.

  17. Las comunidades Autónomas y la solidaridad interterritorial, bases para la política sanitaria

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    Pastor Julián, Ana María

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    Full Text Available El Sistema Nacional de Salud empezó a cobrar plena realidad a partir de la transferencia de competencias culminada por el Gobierno del Partido Popular en Diciembre de 2001, acompañada de un modelo de financiación que, por cierto, fue acordado con todas las Comunidades Autónomas que está dotado de mecanismos que permiten su actualización y suficiencia. Ante esta nueva realidad institucional se hacía imprescindible asegurar la calidad asistencial y la equidad territorial, de modo que los ciudadanos se vieran en todo caso beneficiados por una gestión sanitaria más cercana y eficiente, pero con sus riesgos de desigualdades según el lugar en el que se encuentren.…

  18. Small membranes under negative surface tension.

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    Avital, Yotam Y; Farago, Oded

    2015-03-28

    We use computer simulations and a simple free energy model to study the response of a bilayer membrane to the application of a negative (compressive) mechanical tension. Such a tension destabilizes the long wavelength undulation modes of giant vesicles, but it can be sustained when small membranes and vesicles are considered. Our negative tension simulation results reveal two regimes-(i) a weak negative tension regime characterized by stretching-dominated elasticity and (ii) a strong negative tension regime featuring bending-dominated elastic behavior. This resembles the findings of the classic Evans and Rawicz micropipette aspiration experiment in giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) [E. Evans and W. Rawicz, Phys, Rev. Lett. 64, 2094 (1990)]. However, in GUVs the crossover between the two elasticity regimes occurs at a small positive surface tension, while in smaller membranes it takes place at a moderate negative tension. Another interesting observation concerning the response of a small membrane to negative surface tension is related to the relationship between the mechanical and fluctuation tensions, which are equal to each other for non-negative values. When the tension decreases to negative values, the fluctuation tension γ drops somewhat faster than the mechanical tension τ in the small negative tension regime, before it saturates (and becomes larger than τ) for large negative tensions. The bending modulus exhibits an "opposite" trend. It remains almost unchanged in the stretching-dominated elastic regime, and decreases in the bending-dominated regime. Both the amplitudes of the thermal height undulations and the projected area variations diverge at the onset of mechanical instability.

  19. Factores relacionados con la práctica de educación sanitaria por los médicos de atención primaria de Galicia

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    Gabriel J Díaz Grávalos

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Se ha demostrado que la educación sanitaria por parte de los médicos de atención primaria puede mejorar la salud de la población pero, en general, los facultativos no la utilizan con la intensidad recomendada. La finalidad de este estudio es determinar qué factores influyen en la realización de educación sanitaria por parte de los médicos de atención primaria de Galicia (España, cómo consideran su formación en esta materia, qué obstáculos encuentran para llevarla a cabo y cómo influye la presencia de hábitos no saludables en el médico en la realización de esta actividad. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio transversal. Un cuestionario postal autoadministrado, previamente probado, se envió a una muestra aleatoria, estratificada por provincias, de 420 médicos de atención primaria del Servicio Galego de Saúde. Se realizó un análisis comparativo con los que no respondieron. El análisis principal de los datos se realizó mediante regresión logística. Resultados: Se obtuvo un 73% (307 de contestaciones válidas, sin diferencias entre estratos. El 64% de los médicos consideraba deficiente su formación en educación sanitaria, siendo mejor entre médicos de familia y entre los que habían recibido cursos específicos en esta materia. El principal obstáculo referido fue la falta de tiempo. El 38,4% de los médicos declaraba realizar educación sanitaria, actividad asociada a sexo femenino (Odds Ratio 1,70, mejor formación en esa materia (Odds Ratio 2,20 y mayor capacidad autopercibida para realizarla (Odds Ratio 1,32. No se encontró asociación entre realización de educación sanitaria y presencia de hábitos no saludables. Conclusiones: Ser mujer, sentirse eficaz al realizar educación sanitaria y considerarse bien formado en esta materia se asocian positivamente con la realización de esta actividad por parte de los médicos de atención primaria, de los que sólo una tercera parte afirma realizarla.

  20. Update on normal tension glaucoma

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    Jyotiranjan Mallick

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Normal tension glaucoma (NTG is labelled when typical glaucomatous disc changes, visual field defects and open anterior chamber angles are associated with intraocular pressure (IOP constantly below 21 mmHg. Chronic low vascular perfusion, Raynaud's phenomenon, migraine, nocturnal systemic hypotension and over-treated systemic hypertension are the main causes of normal tension glaucoma. Goldmann applanation tonometry, gonioscopy, slit lamp biomicroscopy, optical coherence tomography and visual field analysis are the main tools of investigation for the diagnosis of NTG. Management follows the same principles of treatment for other chronic glaucomas: To reduce IOP by a substantial amount, sufficient to prevent disabling visual loss. Treatment is generally aimed to lower IOP by 30% from pre-existing levels to 12-14 mmHg. Betaxolol, brimonidine, prostaglandin analogues, trabeculectomy (in refractory cases, systemic calcium channel blockers (such as nifedipine and 24-hour monitoring of blood pressure are considered in the management of NTG. The present review summarises risk factors, causes, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of NTG.

  1. Surface tension and dynamics of fingering patterns

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    Magdaleno Escar, Francesc Xavier; Casademunt i Viader, Jaume

    1998-01-01

    We study the minimal class of exact solutions of the Saffman-Taylor problem with zero surface tension, which contains the physical fixed points of the regularized (non-zero surface tension) problem. New fixed points are found and the basin of attraction of the Saffman-Taylor finger is determined within that class. Specific features of the physics of finger competition are identified and quantitatively defined, which are absent in the zero surface tension case. This has dramatic consequences f...

  2. The Surface Tension of Pure Liquid Compounds,

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    The surface tension tables presented herein are the result of a literature survey, evaluation, and compilation of data of some 2200 pure liquid... surface tension values to establish the regression curves and their equations. The constants of the equations (slope and intercept), together with the...standard deviations are given for each compound. The selection factors establishing criteria of quality of surface tension data are discussed. These

  3. Coupling of marine riser and tensioner system

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    Olssøn, Tor Trainer

    2011-01-01

    A coupled model of a marine riser and a tensioner system is built. The riser is modeled using the multi-body dynamics program MSC Adams, and the tensioner system using the powerful controls and systems simulation tool, MSC Easy5. The hydrodynamic forces on the marine riser are calculated according to linear wave theory, and implemented in the model using a custom made subroutine. The riser is modeled using flexible beam elements according to Timoshenko beam theory. The tensioner system is...

  4. MÉXICO ANTE LA PANDEMIA DE INFLUENZA DE 1918: ENCUENTROS Y DESENCUENTROS EN TORNO A UNA POLÍTICA SANITARIA

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    Miguel Ángel Cuenya

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    Full Text Available El arribo de la pandemia de influenza a México en 1918 ocasionó una gran crisis. Las autoridades nacionales y estatales se vieron superadas por la virulencia de la enfermedad. Se tomaron diversas acciones preventivas (cuarentenas, consignación a los enfermos en hospitales destinados especialmente para tal fin, limpieza de la vía pública, etc.. Pero, más allá de estas medidas que se habían aplicado en otras crisis sanitarias anteriores, no se plantearon nuevas alternativas. Por su parte, las autoridades estatales si bien trataron de ejecutar las medidas indicadas desde la ciudad de México, problemas económicos, políticos y sociales, ocasionaron conflictos, encuentros y desencuentros,  entre autoridades locales, por un lado, y la sociedad civil, por otro, relacionados con la política sanitaria

  5. GESTIÓN POR COMPETENCIAS EN INSTITUCIONES SANITARIAS: CLAVES DE LA DIRECCIÓN DE RECURSOS HUMANOS EN LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA (ESPAÑA

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    SALVADOR VIVAS-LÓPEZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo busca analizar las claves de la gestión de personas en organizaciones complejas prestadoras de servicios públicos como son las instituciones sanitarias. Para ello, se adopta como marco teórico uno de los más novedosos desarrollos en el ámbito de la Dirección de Recursos Humanos: la Gestión por Competencias. Este trabajo persigue arrojar luz sobre la aplicación de estas propuestas de gestión a la dirección de personas en organizaciones sanitarias del sistema de salud valenciano. La metodología de investigación empleada ha sido el estudio en profundidad de diferentes casos de hospitales públicos y privados en la Comunidad Valenciana (España, que conduzcan a la génesis de construcciones teóricas embrionarias en este ámbito.

  6. Gestión Por Competencias En Instituciones Sanitarias: Claves De La Dirección De Recursos Humanos En La Comunidad Valenciana (España

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    Salvador Vivas-López, Ph.D

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo busca analizar las claves de la gestión de personas en organizaciones complejas prestadoras de servicios públicos como son las instituciones sanitarias. Para ello, se adopta como marco teórico uno de los más novedosos desarrollos en el ámbito de la Dirección de Recursos Humanos: la Gestión por Competencias. Este trabajo persigue arrojar luz sobre la aplicación de estas propuestas de gestión a la dirección de personas en organizaciones sanitarias del sistema de salud valenciano. La metodología de investigación empleada ha sido el estudio en profundidad de diferentes casos de hospitales públicos y privados en la Comunidad Valenciana (España, que conduzcan a la génesis de construcciones teóricas embrionarias en este ámbito.

  7. Propuesta para la institucionalización de la evaluación de tecnologías sanitarias en el sector salud

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    Castro Reyes, Maribel Marilú; Huamaní Pariona, David Demetrio

    2016-01-01

    La evaluación de tecnologías Sanitarias (ETS) es la evaluación sistemática de las propiedades, efectos y/o influencia de las tecnologías del cuidado de la salud, con el propósito principal de tomar decisiones informadas relacionadas con los sistemas de salud. En ese contexto, el objetivo general de este trabajo es proponer la creación de una Institución de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias que contribuya con la toma de decisiones en el sector salud peruano. Así, al igual que en otros paíse...

  8. Actin filaments as tension sensors.

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    Galkin, Vitold E; Orlova, Albina; Egelman, Edward H

    2012-02-07

    The field of mechanobiology has witnessed an explosive growth over the past several years as interest has greatly increased in understanding how mechanical forces are transduced by cells and how cells migrate, adhere and generate traction. Actin, a highly abundant and anomalously conserved protein, plays a large role in forming the dynamic cytoskeleton that is so essential for cell form, motility and mechanosensitivity. While the actin filament (F-actin) has been viewed as dynamic in terms of polymerization and depolymerization, new results suggest that F-actin itself may function as a highly dynamic tension sensor. This property may help explain the unusual conservation of actin's sequence, as well as shed further light on actin's essential role in structures from sarcomeres to stress fibers. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Síndrome de desgaste profesional en trabajadores de atención a la salud en el área sanitaria de Ceuta

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    Domínguez Fernández, Julián Manuel; Herrera Clavero, Francisco; Villaverde Gutiérrez, María del Carmen; Padilla Segura, Inés; Martínez Bagur, María Luisa; Domínguez Fernández, Javier

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar los niveles de s??ndrome de desgaste profesional en trabajadores de atenci??n a la salud de Ceuta. Dise??o: Estudio transversal de prevalencia. Emplazamiento: ??rea sanitaria de Ceuta de atenci??n primaria y especializada. Participantes: Muestra de 200 trabajadores estratificada por sexo, puesto y centro de trabajo. Mediciones principales: El instrumento utilizado es el Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). Se estudiaron variables personales (ed...

  10. Perspectiva histórica sobre la Calidad de la Atención Sanitaria: evolución, tendencias y métodos

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    2001-10-01

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    Tras un recorrido por la evolución del concepto de calidad en diversos países, en este artículo, la autora de este artículo se decanta par una apuesta inicial hacia la excelencia, aunque considerando la búsqueda de la innovación y la anticipación como las claves del éxito en el futuro de las organizaciones sanitarias.

  11. Tension Pneumothorax following an Accidental Kerosene Poisoning ...

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    Tension pneumothorax is a rare complication following an accidental kerosene poisoning. In such situation, a bed-side needle thoracocentesis is performed because of its potential of becoming fatal; hence its clinical importance. A case of 15 month old boy with tension pneumothorax following accidental kerosene ...

  12. Surface Tension Measurements of Chemically Modified Oleochemical

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    Surface tension is an important physical property of a substance, which plays a part in a variety of physical phenomenon relevant to many industrial processes. For example, the efficiency of the atomization of a fuel has been shown to be effected dramatically by surface tension and viscosity. Beca...

  13. Effect of Gravity on Surface Tension

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    Weislogel, M. M.; Azzam, M. O. J.; Mann, J. A.

    1998-01-01

    Spectroscopic measurements of liquid-vapor interfaces are made in +/- 1-g environments to note the effect of gravity on surface tension. A slight increase is detected at -1-g0, but is arguably within the uncertainty of the measurement technique. An increased dependence of surface tension on the orientation and magnitude of the gravitational vector is anticipated as the critical point is approached.

  14. A TOGgle for Tension at Kinetochores.

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    Cheerambathur, Dhanya K; Prevo, Bram; Desai, Arshad

    2016-06-02

    Differential stability of kinetochore-microtubule attachments at low versus high tension is critical for accurate chromosome segregation. Miller et al. find that a TOG domain microtubule-binding protein imparts intrinsic tension selectivity to kinetochore-microtubule attachments. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Intraoperative Development of Tension Pneumocephalus in a ...

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    A review of studies discussing the role of N2O in tension pneumocephalus has also been included. The article heightens awareness among. CASE. REPORT. Intraoperative Development of Tension Pneumocephalus in a. Patient Undergoing Repair of a Cranial‑dural Defect Under. Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia. Mansher Singh ...

  16. Tension and robustness in multitasking cellular networks.

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    Jeffrey V Wong

    Full Text Available Cellular networks multitask by exhibiting distinct, context-dependent dynamics. However, network states (parameters that generate a particular dynamic are often sub-optimal for others, defining a source of "tension" between them. Though multitasking is pervasive, it is not clear where tension arises, what consequences it has, and how it is resolved. We developed a generic computational framework to examine the source and consequences of tension between pairs of dynamics exhibited by the well-studied RB-E2F switch regulating cell cycle entry. We found that tension arose from task-dependent shifts in parameters associated with network modules. Although parameter sets common to distinct dynamics did exist, tension reduced both their accessibility and resilience to perturbation, indicating a trade-off between "one-size-fits-all" solutions and robustness. With high tension, robustness can be preserved by dynamic shifting of modules, enabling the network to toggle between tasks, and by increasing network complexity, in this case by gene duplication. We propose that tension is a general constraint on the architecture and operation of multitasking biological networks. To this end, our work provides a framework to quantify the extent of tension between any network dynamics and how it affects network robustness. Such analysis would suggest new ways to interfere with network elements to elucidate the design principles of cellular networks.

  17. Surface tension measurements with a smartphone

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    Goy, Nicolas-Alexandre; Denis, Zakari; Lavaud, Maxime; Grolleau, Adrian; Dufour, Nicolas; Deblais, Antoine; Delabre, Ulysse

    2017-11-01

    Smartphones are increasingly used in higher education and at university in mechanics, acoustics, and even thermodynamics as they offer a unique way to do simple science experiments. In this article, we show how smartphones can be used in fluid mechanics to measure surface tension of various liquids, which could help students understand the concept of surface tension through simple experiments.

  18. Initial tension loss in cerclage cables.

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    Ménard, Jérémie; Émard, Maxime; Canet, Fanny; Brailovski, Vladimir; Petit, Yvan; Laflamme, George Y

    2013-10-01

    Cerclage cables, frequently used in the management of fractures and osteotomies, are associated with a high failure rate and significant loosening during surgery. This study compared the capacity to maintain tension of different types of orthopaedic cable systems. Multifilament Cobalt-Chrome (CoCr) cables with four different crimp/clamp devices (DePuy, Stryker, Zimmer and Smith&Nephew) and one non-metallic Nylon (Ny) cable from Kinamed were instrumented with a load cell to measure tension during insertion. Significant tension loss was observed with crimping for all cables (Ptensioner led to an additional unexpected tension loss (CoCr-DePuy: 18%, CoCr-Stryker: 29%, CoCr-Smith&Nephew: 33%, Ny: 46%, and CoCr-Zimmer: 52%). The simple CoCr (DePuy) cable system outperformed the more sophisticated locking devices due to its significantly better ability to prevent tension loss. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Tension permeameter for deep borehole characterization

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    Sisson, J.B.; Honeycutt, T.K. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    1994-12-31

    The permeability of geologic materials is an important variable for estimating the rate of transport of contaminants from waste sites. To date, permeability has been estimated in the laboratory from measurements made on small cores, under hydrologic conditions far removed from those of the field. Available field instruments cannot estimate permeabilities at depth under ambient conditions. The authors have constructed a borehole tension permeameter that is capable of operating at near field conditions and at depths of more than 30 m. The tension permeameter consists of a syringe pump, lightweight packer, semipermeable membrane, and pressure transducer, all controlled by a programmable logic controller. Water is metered at a fixed rate through the membrane while monitoring tension. The permeability is estimated from the steady pumping rate for the membrane geometry used at the measured water tension. The permeameter was used to estimate the permeability of Pancheri sandy loam at tensions of 0 to 150 cm.

  20. Reduction in wire tension caused by wire clamping and wire tensioner removal: an experimental Ilizarov frame study.

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    La Russa, Valentina; Skallerud, Bjørn; Klaksvik, Jomar; Foss, Olav A

    2011-03-01

    The stability of an external ring fixator mainly depends on wire tension. Wire fixators should maintain the tension during both wire clamping to the ring and removal of the tensioner device. In the present study the loss in wire tension related to fixator clamping and wire tensioner removal using three different wire fixator designs was studied. The fixators were based on two different cannulated bolts and a washer. Effects from two different pretension levels in combination with three different bolt torque levels upon loss in wire tension were described. Emitted wire vibration frequency was used to assess the corresponding wire tension. Wire tension was determined after each wire fixator tightening and after the removal of the wire tensioner. Increased bolt torque led to a small decrease in tension for both pretension levels. A considerable higher tension loss was measured when removing the wire tensioner. In all cases, the combination of a new cannulated bolt and a washer maintained the highest tension.

  1. [An analysis of research projects on primary care presented to the Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria during 1991].

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    Gómez de la Cámara, A; Gabriel, R; Pozo, F; Marín, E; Ricoy, J R

    1993-01-01

    Observational cross-sectional study. Proposals on primary health care (domain, functions and activities) identified among a total of the 1412, belonging to all topics, submitted to the Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria during the 1991 exercise. Proposals were classified according the degree of quality in the methodological fulfillment, pointed out those accepted for grant by the Technical Evaluation Committees. 55 proposals about Primary Health Care were identified which account for 3.8% of the all proposals submitted. The degree of topic pertinence was very high with hypothesis and objectives well set out. There was a poor fulfillment of the methods and plan of action. Those projects with a very good fulfillment were accepted in a 90% of the cases. The reviewed proposals shaw a good pertinence in the research on primary health care. We could notice a growing portion of researchers well trained with exigent methodological criteria. However, it remains a majority of proposals with poor methodological fulfillment which could easily be improved by increasing research training and expert support. Some advices are offered for the elaboration of research projects.

  2. Principales componentes del clima laboral en el servicio de urgencias de una organización sanitaria: un abordaje cualitativo

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    J. Antonio Lozano Lozano

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo ofrece un modelo estructural de los principales componentes del "clima laboral" a partir de una construcción de categorías realizadas mediante el registro de información no estructurada aportada por 7 informantes clave del servicio de urgencias de una organización sanitaria. Para el registro de la información se utilizaron entrevistas en profundidad. Con la intención de organizar y sistematizar la información, se realizó un análisis de contenido de la documentación aportada, transformándola a formato de texto siguiendo el método denominado "Teoría Fundamentada" (Strauss y Glaser, 1980. Como resultado, se obtuvo un modelo del concepto basado en 5 componentes principales: "productividad", "relación laboral", "trabajo individual", "satisfacción laboral" y "características del servicio". A diferencia de otros procedimientos de obtención de componentes principales de un concepto, éste permitió dar cuenta del proceso de construcción emergente de las distintas categorías para poder explicitar procesos de construcción del cuerpo substantivo del concepto.

  3. Dynamical Modeling of Surface Tension

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    Brackbill, Jeremiah U.; Kothe, Douglas B.

    1996-01-01

    In a recent review it is said that free-surface flows 'represent some of the difficult remaining challenges in computational fluid dynamics'. There has been progress with the development of new approaches to treating interfaces, such as the level-set method and the improvement of older methods such as the VOF method. A common theme of many of the new developments has been the regularization of discontinuities at the interface. One example of this approach is the continuum surface force (CSF) formulation for surface tension, which replaces the surface stress given by Laplace's equation by an equivalent volume force. Here, we describe how CSF formulation might be made more useful. Specifically, we consider a derivation of the CSF equations from a minimization of surface energy as outlined by Jacqmin (1996). This reformulation suggests that if one eliminates the computation of curvature in terms of a unit normal vector, parasitic currents may be eliminated. For this reformulation to work, it is necessary that transition region thickness be controlled. Various means for this, in addition to the one discussed by Jacqmin (1996), are discussed.

  4. Tension and Robustness in Multitasking Cellular Networks

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    Wong, Jeffrey V.; Li, Bochong; You, Lingchong

    2012-01-01

    Cellular networks multitask by exhibiting distinct, context-dependent dynamics. However, network states (parameters) that generate a particular dynamic are often sub-optimal for others, defining a source of “tension” between them. Though multitasking is pervasive, it is not clear where tension arises, what consequences it has, and how it is resolved. We developed a generic computational framework to examine the source and consequences of tension between pairs of dynamics exhibited by the well-studied RB-E2F switch regulating cell cycle entry. We found that tension arose from task-dependent shifts in parameters associated with network modules. Although parameter sets common to distinct dynamics did exist, tension reduced both their accessibility and resilience to perturbation, indicating a trade-off between “one-size-fits-all” solutions and robustness. With high tension, robustness can be preserved by dynamic shifting of modules, enabling the network to toggle between tasks, and by increasing network complexity, in this case by gene duplication. We propose that tension is a general constraint on the architecture and operation of multitasking biological networks. To this end, our work provides a framework to quantify the extent of tension between any network dynamics and how it affects network robustness. Such analysis would suggest new ways to interfere with network elements to elucidate the design principles of cellular networks. PMID:22577355

  5. Gastrothorax or tension pneumothorax: A diagnostic dilemma

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    Singh Sarvesh

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Gastrothorax, a rare complication following thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, is reported. The clinical features of a gastrothorax and tension pneumothorax are similar and thus, a gastrothorax can masquerade as a tension pneumothorax. The diagnosis is made by a high level of clinical suspicion, chest X-ray shows a distended stomach with air fluid levels and a computerised tomography is useful in assessing the diaphragm and establishing the positions of the various intra-abdominal organs. Also, the risk of an intercostal drainage tube placement and the role of nasogastric tube in avoiding the development of a tension gastrothorax is highlighted.

  6. Surface tension profiles in vertical soap films

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    Adami, N.; Caps, H.

    2015-01-01

    Surface tension profiles in vertical soap films are experimentally investigated. Measurements are performed by introducing deformable elastic objets in the films. The shape adopted by those objects once set in the film is related to the surface tension value at a given vertical position by numerically solving the adapted elasticity equations. We show that the observed dependency of the surface tension versus the vertical position is predicted by simple modeling that takes into account the mechanical equilibrium of the films coupled to previous thickness measurements.

  7. The Dynamic Surface Tension of Water.

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    Hauner, Ines M; Deblais, Antoine; Beattie, James K; Kellay, Hamid; Bonn, Daniel

    2017-04-06

    The surface tension of water is an important parameter for many biological or industrial processes, and roughly a factor of 3 higher than that of nonpolar liquids such as oils, which is usually attributed to hydrogen bonding and dipolar interactions. Here we show by studying the formation of water drops that the surface tension of a freshly created water surface is even higher (∼90 mN m -1 ) than under equilibrium conditions (∼72 mN m -1 ) with a relaxation process occurring on a long time scale (∼1 ms). Dynamic adsorption effects of protons or hydroxides may be at the origin of this dynamic surface tension. However, changing the pH does not significantly change the dynamic surface tension. It also seems unlikely that hydrogen bonding or dipole orientation effects play any role at the relatively long time scale probed in the experiments.

  8. The Dynamic Surface Tension of Water

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    2017-01-01

    The surface tension of water is an important parameter for many biological or industrial processes, and roughly a factor of 3 higher than that of nonpolar liquids such as oils, which is usually attributed to hydrogen bonding and dipolar interactions. Here we show by studying the formation of water drops that the surface tension of a freshly created water surface is even higher (∼90 mN m–1) than under equilibrium conditions (∼72 mN m–1) with a relaxation process occurring on a long time scale (∼1 ms). Dynamic adsorption effects of protons or hydroxides may be at the origin of this dynamic surface tension. However, changing the pH does not significantly change the dynamic surface tension. It also seems unlikely that hydrogen bonding or dipole orientation effects play any role at the relatively long time scale probed in the experiments. PMID:28301160

  9. Modelling Tension Stiffening in Reinforced Concrete Structures

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    Christiansen, Morten Bo; Nielsen, Mogens Peter

    1997-01-01

    Part I of the present thesis deals with crack formation in reinforced concrete and the phenomenon of tension stiffening in concrete tension rods reinforced with deformed bars.Two physical models are presented for uniaxial tension, and they are modified for application on beams subjected to pure...... predicted by the models are compared with experimental data from tests on tension rods as well as flexural beams.In the light of the simple assumptions made and the random nature of cracking, the accordance between the models and the test data is quite good.Part II of the present thesis deals...... of the simple assumptions, quite good accordance is found.Part III of the thesis deals with the deformations of a beam symmetrically loaded by two concentrated forces. In the shear-flexure beam model it is assumed that the load is carried by means of a stringer system and a diagonal stress field in the shear...

  10. Transcutaneous oxygen tension in imminent foot gangrene

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    Tønnesen, K H

    1978-01-01

    Transcutaneous oxygen tension at 44 degree C and maximal isotope clearance (90m Tc-pretechnetate + histramine) just proximal to the 1st toe and systolic toe blood pressure (strain gauge) were studied on a tilt table in patients with various degrees of obstructive arteriosclerotic disease. In legs...... with moderate obstruction, the oxygen tension reached zero at a toe systolic blood pressure of 5--10 mmHg (tilt toe up) and reached arterial oxygen tension at about 50 to 70 mmHg (tilt toe down). In legs withsevere arterial obstruction and ischaemic rest pain, oxygen tension rose from zero not before systolic...... toe blood pressure reached 20--50 mmHg. Significant isotope clearance was seen at pressures below the limits just mentioned for both types of patients. This phenomenon here seen of a perfusion without oxygen supply is explained by a gas leak (rendered significant because of the slow flow rate) from...

  11. Tension Hydrothorax Related to Disseminated Endometriosis

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    AnnaKate Deal, MD

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We present the case of a 34-year-old woman presenting to the emergency department (ED with dyspnea, cough, and fever. She was found to have a tension hydrothorax and was treated with ultrasound-guided thoracentesis in the ED. Subsequent inpatient evaluation showed the patient had disseminated endometriosis. Tension hydrothorax has not been previously described in the literature as a complication of this disease.

  12. Leadership matters: Tensions in evaluating leadership development

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    Jarvis, C.; Gulati, A.; McCririck, V.; Simpson, P.

    2013-01-01

    The Problem and Solution: This paper explores some of the tensions that required careful management in the design and delivery of a leadership development program. This discussion draws particularly upon a formal evaluation of two cohorts, each comprising approximately 20 senior managers working in adult social care. Complexity theory, notably Complex Responsive Processes of Relating, is used to make visible, explore and articulate the need to hold in tension apparently contradictory forces a...

  13. The accuracy of fine wire tensioners: a comparison of five tensioners used in hybrid and ring external fixation.

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    Roberts, Craig S; Antoci, Valentin; Antoci, Valentin; Voor, Michael J

    2004-03-01

    To compare the accuracy of 5 commonly available fine wire tensioners used in hybrid and ring external fixation. A laboratory investigation. The testing of 5 commonly available tensioners was performed with a servohydraulic test frame (MTS Bionix 858, Minneapolis, MN). The real wire tension data of each tensioner provided by the MTS were compared with corresponding nominal values. The percent error for each tensioner was calculated. Clinical ease of usage of the wire tensioners was also evaluated. The EBI tensioner was the most accurate (-0.17% to 0.09% error). The Smith and Nephew tensioner had a -13.97% to -8.61% error, the How medica tensioner a -12.48% to -10.86% error, and the Synthes tensioner a -0.2% to 24.28% error. The DePuyACE tensioner was the least accurate, with errors ranging from -36.76% to -30.92%. The Howmedica tensioner was the easiest to use, followed by the Smith and Nephew tensioner, the DePuyACE tensioner, the Synthes tensioner, and the EBI tensioner. Most commonly available tensioners tend to undertension. Future efforts should focus on the development of wire tensioners that combine accuracy and ease of usage.

  14. [Analysis of evaluation process of research projects submitted to the Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria, Spain].

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    Prieto Carles, C; Gómez-Gerique, J; Gutiérrez Millet, V; Veiga de Cabo, J; Sanz Martul, E; Mendoza Hernández, J L

    2000-10-07

    At the present time it seems very clear that research improvement is both an unquestionable fact and the right way to develop technological innovation, services and patents. However, such improvement and corresponding finances needs to be done under fine and rigorous evaluation process as an assessment tool under which all the research projects applying to a public or private call for proposals should be submitted to assure a coherence point according to the investment to be made. At this end, the main target of this work has been focused to analysis and study the evaluation process traditionally made by Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria (FIS) as well as to propose most adequate modifications. A sample of 431 research projects corresponding to year 1998 proposal was analysed. The evaluation from FIS and ANEP (National Evaluation and Prospective Agency) was evaluated and scored (evaluation quality) in its main contents by 3 independent evaluators, the showed results submitted to a comparative frame between these agencies at indoor (FIS) and outdoor (FIS/ANEP) level. FIS evaluation had 20 commissions or areas of knowledge. The analysis indoor (FIS) clearly showed that evaluation quality was correlated to the assigned commission (F = 3.71; p < 0.001) and to the time last of the researched proposal (F = 3.42; p < 0.05) but no related to the evaluator. On the other hand, the quality of ANEP evaluation showed a correlated dependency of the three mentioned facts. In all terms, the ANEP evaluation was better than FIS for the three years time projects, but in did not show significant differences in one or two years time projects. In all cases, the evaluation with final results as negative (financing denied) showed an average quality higher than positive evaluation. The obtained results advice about the convenience of making some changes in the evaluative structure and to review the sort of FIS technical commissions focusing an improvement of the evaluation process.

  15. Educación sanitaria para la calidad de vida y empoderamiento de la salud de personas mayores

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    María Victoria Quintero Cruz

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo: Determinar cambios en la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud y empoderamiento de la salud en un grupo de adultos mayores al aplicar un programa educativo. Método: Estudio cuasi experimental, en un grupo experimento de 52 adultos mayores. Se evaluó la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud y el empoderamiento de la salud antes y después de un programa educativo relacionado con las enfermedades no transmisibles, basado en las guías metodológicas diseñadas por las investigadoras, y aplicado durante 8 semanas. Resultados: Se encontró que un 38% de las personas presentaron riesgo cardiovascular moderado y un 33% riesgo alto/extremo; el 58% presentó hipertensión, el 20% diabetes mellitus de tipo 2 y el 8% reportó dislipidemia. En la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud se observaron cambios favorables en las dimensiones de actividades sociales (p = 0,049, cambio en el estado de salud (p = 0,004, estado de salud (p = 0,045, dolor (p = 0,43 y puntuación total de las viñetas COOP WONCA (p = 0,005. En los cambios ocurridos en el empoderamiento de la salud se encontró significación estadística en la dimensión “Me conozco lo suficiente para escoger lo que más conviene a mi salud” (p = 0,006. Conclusiones: Los resultados indican que la educación sanitaria sobre las enfermedades no trasmisibles mejora la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud y aportan al empoderamiento de la salud en las personas mayores.

  16. Oxygen tension level and human viral infections

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    Morinet, Frédéric, E-mail: frederic.morinet@sls.aphp.fr [Centre des Innovations Thérapeutiques en Oncologie et Hématologie (CITOH), CHU Saint-Louis, Paris (France); Université Denis Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité Paris, Paris (France); Casetti, Luana [Institut Cochin INSERM U1016, Paris (France); François, Jean-Hugues; Capron, Claude [Institut Cochin INSERM U1016, Paris (France); Laboratoire d' Hématologie, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne (France); Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelynes, Versailles (France); Pillet, Sylvie [Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Virologie-Hygiène, CHU de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne (France); Université de Lyon et Université de Saint-Etienne, Jean Monnet, GIMAP EA3064, F-42023 Saint-Etienne, Lyon (France)

    2013-09-15

    The role of oxygen tension level is a well-known phenomenon that has been studied in oncology and radiotherapy since about 60 years. Oxygen tension may inhibit or stimulate propagation of viruses in vitro as well as in vivo. In turn modulating oxygen metabolism may constitute a novel approach to treat viral infections as an adjuvant therapy. The major transcription factor which regulates oxygen tension level is hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α). Down-regulating the expression of HIF-1α is a possible method in the treatment of chronic viral infection such as human immunodeficiency virus infection, chronic hepatitis B and C viral infections and Kaposi sarcoma in addition to classic chemotherapy. The aim of this review is to supply an updating concerning the influence of oxygen tension level in human viral infections and to evoke possible new therapeutic strategies regarding this environmental condition. - Highlights: • Oxygen tension level regulates viral replication in vitro and possibly in vivo. • Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1α) is the principal factor involved in Oxygen tension level. • HIF-1α upregulates gene expression for example of HIV, JC and Kaposi sarcoma viruses. • In addition to classical chemotherapy inhibition of HIF-1α may constitute a new track to treat human viral infections.

  17. Evaluation of the accuracy of a veterinary dynamometric wire tensioner.

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    Gauthier, C M; McGilvray, K; Myrick, S; Duerr, F; Palmer, R

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of a commonly used veterinary wire tensioner. Wire tension was measured using a load cell after each of five tensioners were used to tension each of six wires to the 66, 84, and 118 mm ring settings in an adjustable custom testing fixture. Each tensioner then experienced simulated aging and testing was repeated. Percentage error was calculated for each ring size, before and after tensioner aging. Measured tension values were compared to manufacturer reported tension values for each ring size using a one-sample two-way t-test; p tension values were significantly lower for 66 mm and 84 mm rings and significantly higher for 118 mm rings, before and after simulated aging. Mean wire tension values did not significantly differ between individual wire tensioners. The tensioners tested achieved significantly different wire tension values than those reported by the manufacturer. This discrepancy could lead to under-tensioning and allowing excessive movement at a fracture site or over-tensioning, leading to wire breakage. We recommend tensioning wires at least to the recommended line on the device for 66 mm and 84 mm rings and at most to the recommended line for 118 mm rings. Further studies are needed to evaluate other veterinary wire tensioners and to develop a calibration method for these devices in practice.

  18. ¿Qué es una tecnología sanitaria eficiente en España? What is an efficient health technology in Spain?

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    J.A. Sacristán

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: A pesar del creciente reconocimiento de la potencial utilidad de los estudios de coste-efectividad, en España no existe ningún criterio que permita establecer si una determinada tecnología sanitaria puede considerarse rentable o no. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir cuáles han sido los límites y criterios utilizados en España para recomendar la adopción o el rechazo de intervenciones sanitarias en función de su coste-efectividad. Método: Se realizó una revisión de las evaluaciones económicas de intervenciones sanitarias publicadas en España desde 1990 hasta 2001. Se seleccionaron las evaluaciones económicas completas en las que el cociente coste-efectividad se había expresado como coste por año de vida ganado (AVG, como coste por año de vida ajustado por calidad (AVAC o como coste por vida salvada. Se analizaron las intervenciones sobre las que los autores establecieron algún tipo de recomendación (de adopción o rechazo, así como los criterios utilizados. Resultados: Veinte (20% de las 100 evaluaciones económicas completas publicadas cumplieron con los criterios señalados. En 16 de los estudios, los resultados se expresaron como coste por AVG, en 6 como coste por AVAC y en 1 como coste por vida salvada. Se evaluaron un total de 82 intervenciones sanitarias, en 44 de las cuales se realizó algún tipo de recomendación. Los autores recomendaron la adopción de todas las intervenciones sanitarias con un coste-efectividad inferior a 30.000 euros (5 millones de pesetas por AVG. Por encima de esa cifra no se apreció ninguna tendencia. Conclusiones: Si bien los resultados deben ser interpretados con mucha precaución, dadas las limitaciones del estudio, los límites de coste-efectividad presentados en este trabajo podrían constituir una primera referencia a lo que podría considerarse como una intervención sanitaria eficiente en España.Introduction: Despite the growing recognition of the potential

  19. Diseño y fiabilidad de una escala sobre la idea de empatía: diferencias entre profesiones sanitarias y sociales

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    José Carlos Bermejo Higuera

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: diseño, análisis de fiabilidad y estructura interna de una escala sobre el concepto del término empatía. Análisis de la relación entre el tipo de profesión sanitaria o social y el ajuste al concepto. Método: se diseñó un cuestionario incluyendo definiciones correctas y populares de la idea de empatía. 284 personas asistentes a unas Jornadas organizadas en un centro sociosanitario de la Comunidad de Madrid respondieron, 82% (230 mujeres y edad media 37 años. Para el análisis de fiabilidad coeficiente alfa de Cronbach y de la estructura interna análisis factorial exploratorio. ANOVA de un factor, T de student para muestras independientes y correlación de Pearson para contraste de hipótesis. Resultados: La escala de 34 ítems ofreció un alfa de Cronbach 0.919 y 4 factores que explican un 50,95% de la varianza; empatía (28,850% y actitud (5,858%, que definen correctamente el término y la disposición. Y sentir (9,011% y simpatía (7,233% que recogen errores de concepto populares. Las profesiones Sanitarias (n=100 puntuaron significativamente más alto que Sociales (n=60 en el factor Sentir (media de 50,01 y 43,55 y que las Sociales (media: 53,31 y que Otras (n=67 (media: 54,76 en Simpatía (media: 63,89. Conclusiones: se diseña una escala sobre la idea de empatía a mejorar en sucesivas investigaciones y que sugiere la existencia de un concepto erróneo de empatía entre profesiones sanitarias.

  20. Estándares e interoperabilidad en salud electrónica: Requisitos para una gestión sanitaria efectiva y eficiente

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    El documento Estándares e interoperabilidad en Salud-e: requisitos para una gestión sanitaria efectiva y eficiente, aborda la interoperabilidad de los sistemas de información en el ámbito de la salud y los estándares que colaboran a su obtención en tanto elementos clave para la optimización del uso de recursos y la coordinación de políticas y estrategias orientadas a mejorar la calidad y el acceso a la salud. El texto revisa diversos aspectos de las políticas de salud y la calidad asiste...

  1. Prevalencia, incidencia y diagnóstico prenatal de defectos congénitos en el Área Sanitaria III de Zaragoza

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    Bescós Santana, Elena María; González de Agüero Laborda, Rafael; Fabré González, Ernesto

    2014-01-01

    El objeto de esta tesis es evaluar la prevalencia, incidencia al nacer y diagnóstico prenatal de defectos congénitos en el Área Sanitaria III de Zaragoza durante el periodo 2000-2005. La intención ha sido comparar nuestros datos obtenidos con los datos publicados y españoles publicados para comprobar si la prevalencia, la incidencia al nacer y el porcentaje de diagnóstico prenatal (antes y después de las 22 semanas de gestación) son significativamente diferentes. Se han valorado 12158 gestaci...

  2. CALIDAD SANITARIA DE ALIMENTOS ELABORADOS CON GUSANO ROJO DE AGAVE (Comadia redtembacheri H.) EN SAN JUAN TEOTIHUACÁN, ESTADO DE MÉXICO, MÉXICO

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    Beverly Ramos-Rostro

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    La tendencia de que la gastronomía y los alimentos regio - nales sean parte de las experiencias turísticas es creciente. El gusano rojo de maguey o agave ( Comadia redtembacheri Hammershmidt , 1848 Lepidóptera Cossidae) es un insecto comestible recolectado en algunas entidades de México y se emplea para elaborar especialidades gastronómicas comercia - lizadas en corredores turísticos y gastronómicos por lo que la calidad sanitaria de este...

  3. El impacto de la financiación de la asistencia sanitaria en las desigualdades The impact of healthcare financing on health inequalities

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    Rosa M. Urbanos

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo examina el impacto de la financiación de la asistencia sanitaria sobre las desigualdades en la oferta, el acceso y la utilización de los servicios de salud. El nuevo modelo de financiación autonómica y sanitaria, pese a las iniciales ganancias de equidad y suficiencia en el momento de su puesta en funcionamiento, introduce incertidumbre con respecto al volumen de recursos que en el futuro podrán dedicar las comunidades autónomas a la financiación de la sanidad, lo que puede originar desigualdades en la oferta de servicios y en el acceso a la asistencia sanitaria. El Fondo de Cohesión Sanitaria, diseñado para financiar la atención a los desplazados, no parece el instrumento adecuado para garantizar la igualdad de acceso a las prestaciones en el conjunto del Sistema Nacional de Salud. Por otra parte, el cambio en la composición de las fuentes de financiación de la sanidad, en la medida en que otorgue más peso a los impuestos indirectos, puede acarrear pérdidas de equidad o progresividad. Finalmente, este trabajo discute el posible impacto de la actual asignación funcional del presupuesto sanitario, excesivamente sesgada hacia el ámbito de la atención especializada, en las desigualdades en su utilización.This article summarizes the impact of health care financing instruments on inequalities of supply, access and use of health care services. Firstly, the new scheme of regional and health care financing, apart from the initial gains in terms of equity and sufficiency, introduces uncertainty about the volume of resources that will be devoted to health care facilities by the regions. This fact may cause some inter-territorial inequalities in the health care supply and the access to public services. The Health Care Cohesion Fund, which was designed to guarantee equality of access to the National Health Service, is not the optimal instrument to achieve such an ambitious goal. Secondly, the change in composition of

  4. FORMACIÓN SANITARIA EN VIOLENCIA DE GÉNERO. HERRAMIENTAS ONLINE PARA LA CAPACITACIÓN Y TRANSFERENCIA PRÁCTICA

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    Fernández Alonso, Carmen; Gomez Bravo, Raquel; Herrero Velázquez, Sonia; Valpuesta, Yolanda; Sánchez Ramón, Susana; Hellbernd, Hilde; Wolf, Katrin; Menéndez Suárez, Marta; Beck, Thomas

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    Antecedentes/Objetivos: La formación en VG de los y las profesionales de la salud es una necesidad incuestionable y urgente. De poco sirven las recomendaciones de actuación para la detección de casos y para la atención a las victimas si no disponemos de profesionales formados para llevarlo a cabo. La violencia contra la mujer no está presente en los contenidos curriculares de la mayor parte de las profesiones sanitarias. Por ello la formación en VG supone en muchos casos partir de cero. Supon...

  5. Evaluación de la condición sanitaria del departamento del Tolima con respecto a Peste Porcina Clásica

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    Pineda Ortiz, María del Pilar

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: La Peste Porcina Clásica es una enfermedad de declaración obligatoria de la OIE que limita el comercio internacional. El Tolima tiene restringida la comercialización de animales con el 48% del país por no tener el mismo estatus de Zona Libre; la inclusión del departamento dentro de la zona en proceso de declaración mejoraría la condición sanitaria y permitiría la admisibilidad comercial a los productores. Metodología: Es un estudio descriptivo con dos componentes; el primero in...

  6. The effect of vesicle shape, line tension, and lateral tension on membrane-binding proteins

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    Hutchison, Jaime B.

    Model membranes allow for the exploration of complex biological phenomena with simple, controllable components. In this thesis we employ model membranes to determine the effect of vesicle properties such as line tension, lateral tension, and shape on membrane-binding proteins. We find that line tension at the boundary between domains in a phase separated vesicle can accumulate model membrane-binding proteins (green fluorescent protein with a histidine tag), and that those proteins can, in turn, alter vesicle shape. These results suggest that domains in biological membranes may enhance the local concentration of membrane-bound proteins and thus alter protein function. We also explore how membrane mechanical and chemical properties alter the function of the N-BAR domain of amphiphysin, a membrane-binding protein implicated in endocytosis. We find that negatively charged lipids are necessary for N-BAR binding to membranes at detectable levels, and that, at least for some lipid species, binding may be cooperative. Measurements of N-BAR binding as a function of vesicle tension reveal that modest membrane tension of around 2 mN/m, corresponding to a strain of around 1%, strongly increases N-BAR binding. We attribute this increase in binding with tension to the insertion of N-BAR's N-terminal amphipathic helix into the membrane which increases the membrane area. We propose that N-BAR, which was previously described as being able to sense membrane curvature, may be sensing strain instead. Measurements of membrane deformation by N-BAR as a function of membrane tension reveal that tension can hinder membrane deformation. Thus, tension may favor N-BAR binding yet suppress membrane deformation/tubulation, which requires work against tension. These results suggest that membrane tension, a parameter that is often not controlled in model membranes but is tightly controlled in biological cells, may be important in regulating protein binding and assembly and, hence, protein

  7. Oxygen tension affects lubricin expression in chondrocytes.

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    Hatta, Taku; Kishimoto, Koshi N; Okuno, Hiroshi; Itoi, Eiji

    2014-10-01

    We assessed the effects of oxygen tension on lubricin expression in bovine chondrocytes and cartilage explants and a role for hypoxia-inducible transcription factor (HIF)-1α in regulating lubricin expression was investigated using a murine chondroprogenitor cell line, ATDC5, and bovine chondrocytes isolated from superficial and middle/deep zones of femoral cartilage. ATDC5 cells and bovine chondrocytes were cultured in micromass under different oxygen tensions (21%, 5%, and 1%). ATDC5 cells and middle/deep zone chondrocytes that initially had low lubricin expression levels were also cultured with or without transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1. Quantitative reverse transcription (RT)-PCR was used to determine lubricin and chondrogenic marker gene mRNA levels and immunohistochemistry was used to assess lubricin protein expression. Explant cartilage plugs cultured under different oxygen tensions were also subjected to immunohistological analysis for lubricin. HIF-1α gene silencing was achieved by electroporatic transfer into ATDC5 cells. A low oxygen tension reduced lubricin gene expression levels in bovine superficial chondrocytes, TGF-β1-treated middle/deep zone chondrocytes, and TGF-β1-treated ATDC5 cells. Lubricin expression in explant cartilage was also suppressed under hypoxia. HIF-1α gene silencing in ATDC5 cells attenuated the lubricin expression response to the oxygen tension. These results corroborate with previous studies that the oxygen tension regulates lubricin gene expression and suggest that HIF-1α plays an important role in this regulation. The normal distribution of lubricin in articular cartilage may be due to the hypoxic oxygen environment of cartilage as it is an avascular tissue. An oxygen tension gradient may be a key factor for engineering cartilage tissue with a layered morphology.

  8. A novel approach to pipeline tensioner modeling

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    O' Grady, Robert; Ilie, Daniel; Lane, Michael [MCS Software Division, Galway (Ireland)

    2009-07-01

    As subsea pipeline developments continue to move into deep and ultra-deep water locations, there is an increasing need for the accurate prediction of expected pipeline fatigue life. A significant factor that must be considered as part of this process is the fatigue damage sustained by the pipeline during installation. The magnitude of this installation-related damage is governed by a number of different agents, one of which is the dynamic behavior of the tensioner systems during pipe-laying operations. There are a variety of traditional finite element methods for representing dynamic tensioner behavior. These existing methods, while basic in nature, have been proven to provide adequate forecasts in terms of the dynamic variation in typical installation parameters such as top tension and sagbend/overbend strain. However due to the simplicity of these current approaches, some of them tend to over-estimate the frequency of tensioner pay out/in under dynamic loading. This excessive level of pay out/in motion results in the prediction of additional stress cycles at certain roller beds, which in turn leads to the prediction of unrealistic fatigue damage to the pipeline. This unwarranted fatigue damage then equates to an over-conservative value for the accumulated damage experienced by a pipeline weld during installation, and so leads to a reduction in the estimated fatigue life for the pipeline. This paper describes a novel approach to tensioner modeling which allows for greater control over the velocity of dynamic tensioner pay out/in and so provides a more accurate estimation of fatigue damage experienced by the pipeline during installation. The paper reports on a case study, as outlined in the proceeding section, in which a comparison is made between results from this new tensioner model and from a more conventional approach. The comparison considers typical installation parameters as well as an in-depth look at the predicted fatigue damage for the two methods

  9. Emergency percutaneous needle decompression for tension pneumoperitoneum

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    Körner Markus

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tension pneumoperitoneum as a complication of iatrogenic bowel perforation during endoscopy is a dramatic condition in which intraperitoneal air under pressure causes hemodynamic and ventilatory compromise. Like tension pneumothorax, urgent intervention is required. Immediate surgical decompression though is not always possible due to the limitations of the preclinical management and sometimes to capacity constraints of medical staff and equipment in the clinic. Methods This is a retrospective analysis of cases of pneumoperitoneum and tension pneumoperitoneum due to iatrogenic bowel perforation. All patients admitted to our surgical department between January 2005 and October 2010 were included. Tension pneumoperitoneum was diagnosed in those patients presenting signs of hemodynamic and ventilatory compromise in addition to abdominal distension. Results Between January 2005 and October 2010 eleven patients with iatrogenic bowel perforation were admitted to our surgical department. The mean time between perforation and admission was 36 ± 14 hrs (range 30 min - 130 hrs, between ER admission and begin of the operation 3 hrs and 15 min ± 47 min (range 60 min - 9 hrs. Three out of eleven patients had clinical signs of tension pneumoperitoneum. In those patients emergency percutaneous needle decompression was performed with a 16G venous catheter. This improved significantly the patients' condition (stabilization of vital signs, reducing jugular vein congestion, bridging the time to the start of the operation. Conclusions Hemodynamical and respiratory compromise in addition to abdominal distension shortly after endoscopy are strongly suggestive of tension pneumoperitoneum due to iatrogenic bowel perforation. This is a rare but life threatening condition and it can be managed in a preclinical and clinical setting with emergency percutaneous needle decompression like tension pneumothorax. Emergency percutaneous decompression is no

  10. TBK1 duplication is found in normal tension and not in high tension ...

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    Supplementary data: TBK1 duplication is found in normal tension and not in high tension glaucoma patients of Indian origin. Lalit Kaurani, Mansi Vishal, Jharna Ray, Abhijit Sen, Kunal Ray and Arijit Mukhopadhyay. J. Genet. 95, 459–461. Table 1. Intraocular pressure of NTG and HTG patients. Total. Mean IOP. Mean IOP ...

  11. Constant-amplitude tests on plain concrete in uniaxial tension and tension-compression

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    Cornelissen, H.A.W.

    1984-01-01

    This research report is the continuation of Stevin Laboratory Report No. 5-81-7 "Fatigue of plain concrete in uniaxial tension and in alternating tension-compression" [1], in which test set-up, loading equipment and preliminary results have been described. The present report deals with the total set

  12. Percutaneous tension band wiring for patellar fractures.

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    Rathi, Akhilesh; Swamy, M K S; Prasantha, I; Consul, Ashu; Bansal, Abhishek; Bahl, Vibhu

    2012-08-01

    To evaluate outcome of percutaneous tension band wiring for transverse fractures of the patella. 16 men and 7 women aged 27 to 65 (mean, 40) years underwent percutaneous tension band wiring for transverse fractures of the patella with a displacement of >3 mm. Pain, operating time, mobility, functional score, and complications were evaluated. 20 patients underwent successful percutaneous tension band wiring. The remaining 3 patients in whom closed reduction failed underwent open reduction and tension band wiring. The mean operating time was 46 (range, 28-62) minutes. The mean follow-up period was 20 (range, 15-30) months. At the latest follow-up, all patients had regained full extension. The objective score was excellent in 20 patients and good in 3, whereas the subjective score was excellent in 17, good in 5, and fair in one. All patients had radiological union at week 8. One patient had patellofemoral arthritis (secondary to a postoperative articular step). Two patients developed superficial infections, which resolved after antibiotic therapy. Mean thigh muscle wasting was 0.7 (range, 0.4-1) cm. Three patients encountered hardware problems (impingement/irritation of the skin over the knee) necessitating implant removal. Percutaneous tension band wiring is a viable option for transverse fractures of the patella.

  13. Análisis y aplicación del modelo coso de control interno en las áreas de recursos humanos de las organizaciones sanitarias públicas en Andalucía

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    Medina López, Pedro

    2016-01-01

    La presente tesis analiza el control interno en las Áreas de Recursos Humanos de las Agencias Públicas Empresariales Sanitarias (APES), como Organizaciones Sanitarias Públicas pertenecientes al Sistema Sanitario Público de Andalucía (SSPA) y su adecuación a las recomendaciones establecidas en el Informe COSO. Para ello, el trabajo se ha dividido en ocho capítulos incluidos en tres grandes bloques. El primer bloque se dedica al análisis teórico en el que se revisan los modelos y sistemas s...

  14. Sede social para la Previsión Sanitaria Nacional en Madrid – España

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    Bonet, Antonio

    1979-02-01

    Full Text Available The main building of the National Health Insurance Services has three levels below grade for carpark and mechanical installations; a plinth, containing the ground floor and mezzanine, following the irregular contour of the terrain, where the meeting rooms and public areas are located, and a troncoconical five-storey tower, raising from the plinth and housing the various offices of the Service's departments and the head offices of the General Councils of Physicians, Pharmacists, Veterinarians and Dentists. The cutstanding character of the building, which stands out amongst the others to the curving shape of the different structural elements, and in the area, is due, on the one hand, on the other, to the match existing between the glazing of the tower, formed by bronze-coloured trapezoid modules, and the treatment of the plinth facade, expressing visually its distinct function by means of grey prefab concrete blank walls, arranged vertically with channels following the conical generating lines of the faces.

    El edificio de la Previsión Sanitaria Nacional se compone de tres niveles, bajo rasante, destinado a garaje y cuartos de máquinas, un basamento con planta baja y entreplanta —adaptadas a la irregular topografía del terreno— que albergan las salas de reunión y las zonas de más afluencia pública, y un cuerpo troncocónico de cinco alturas, sobre el basamento, que distribuye las oficinas de los distintos departamentos de la Previsión y de los Consejos Generales de médicos, farmacéuticos, veterinarios y odontólogos que en él tienen su Sede Social. En la acusada personalidad del edificio, que lo destaca entre todas las construcciones de la zona, intervienen, por un lado, la configuración curva de los distintos elementos constructivos, y por otro, la conjunción entre el acristalamiento del cuerpo superior, constituido por módulos trapezoidales de color bronce, y el tratamiento de fachadas del cuerpo bajo, que expresa pl

  15. Fatigue in tension perpendicular to the grain

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    Clorius, Christian Odin; Pedersen, Martin Bo Uhre; Hoffmeyer, Preben

    1999-01-01

    Traditinally fatigue resistance is quantified as number of cycles to failure at a given stress level. A previous study by the authors showed that fatigue in compression parallel to the grain is governed partly by duration of load and partly by an effect of loading, i.e. a combination of a creep...... and on dowel type joints with slotted in steel plates. In series of ten, the small specimens are taken to fatigue failure in uniform tension at square wave shaped load cycles at 0.01 Hz and 0.1 Hz. In order to test the predictive validity of the result from the small tension specimens, fatigue experiments...... mechanism and a mechanism connected to damage introduce in the loading sequences. The purpose of the present study is to disentangle the effect of duration of load from the effect of load oscillation in fatigue in tension perpendicular to the grain. Fatigue experiments are made on small specimens...

  16. Fatigue In Tension Perpendicular to the Grain

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    Clorius, Christian Odin; Pedersen, Martin Uhre; Hoffmeyer, Preben

    2004-01-01

    Traditionally fatigue resistance is quantified as number of cycles to failure at a given stress level. A previous study by the authors showed that fatigue in compression parallel to the grain is governed partly by duration of load and partly by an effect of loading, i.e. a combination of a creep...... and on dowel type joints with slotted in steel plates. In series of ten, the small specimens are taken to fatigue failure in uniform tension at square wave shaped load cycles at 0.01 Hz and 0.1 Hz. In arder to test the predictive validity of the result from the small tension specimens, fatigue experiments...... mechanism and a mechanism connected to damage introduced in the loading sequences. The purpose of the present study is to disentangle the effect of duration of load from the effect of load oscillation in fatigue in tension perpendicular to the grain. Fatigue experiments are made on small specimens...

  17. Carbon speciation and surface tension of fog

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    Capel, P.D.; Gunde, R.; Zurcher, F.; Giger, W.

    1990-01-01

    The speciation of carbon (dissolved/particulate, organic/inorganic) and surface tension of a number of radiation fogs from the urban area of Zurich, Switzerland, were measured. The carbon species were dominated by "dissolved" organic carbon (DOC; i.e., the fraction that passes through a filter), which was typically present at levels of 40-200 mg/L. Less than 10% of the DOC was identified as specific individual organic compounds. Particulate organic carbon (POC) accounted for 26-41% of the mass of the particles, but usually less than 10% of the total organic carbon mass. Inorganic carbon species were relatively minor. The surface tensions of all the measured samples were less than pure water and were correlated with their DOC concentrations. The combination of high DOC and POC and low surface tension suggests a mechanism for the concentration of hydrophobic organic contaminants in the fog droplet, which have been observed by numerous investigators. ?? 1990 American Chemical Society.

  18. Tensions between Teams and Their Leaders

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    J. David Johnson

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The intersection of teamwork and leadership results in tensions, dilemmas, and paradoxes for both individuals and for institutions such as simultaneously empowering individuals at the same time it frustrates them when our naive, cultural understanding of leadership centralizes power and values leaders who can impose their will and vision on others. Perhaps the fundamental paradox of teamwork and leadership is that the more leadership is focused on an individual the less likely a team’s potential will be realized. Six specific domains where tensions arise are: at team boundaries; culture; who is in charge, rationality/cognition; diversity; and collaborations. Three approaches - clarifying different levels of analysis, temporal factors, and overarching concepts - to resolving tensions are discussed. New conceptions of leadership and the importance of the larger cultural frame within which they are embedded are needed for the management of technology and innovation.

  19. Surface tension-driven convection phenomena

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    Mann, J. A., Jr.

    1980-01-01

    The techniques for measuring surface tension-driven flow are reported. In addition to the fairly standard crossed beam LDV method, methods using ripplon scattering which do not require seeding of the fluid were developed. These methods can be used to determine thermophysical properties of the surface, such as surface tension, viscosity, and local temperature. This technique was utilized to observe the change in surface tension associated with the nematic to isotropic phase transition of para-azoxydianisole at 134 C. The ripplon scattering methods become difficult for surface velocities below 1 mm/sec because of the overlapping spectra. Careful analysis procedures could extend this to smaller flows, but the more conventional LDV techniques with seeded flows are the method of choice for slow flows.

  20. Prevalencia y estacionalidad de la Pediculosis capitis en la población infante-juvenil de la region sanitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Dolores del C. Castro

    1994-08-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la prevalencia de la Pediculosis capitis como enfermedad parasitaria durante el año calendario 1-8-1992 al 31-7-1993, en la Región Sanitaria XI de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, que comprende 15 partidos del Este Noreste de la provincia de Buenos Aires y otras zonas de influencia del Hospital Interzonal de Agudos, Especialidad Pediatría "Sor María Ludovica", cabecera de dicha Región Sanitaria. Se examinaron un total de 552 individuos de nivel social medio a medio bajo de la población infanto-juvenil de O a 16 años, tomados al azar en 52 muestreos semanales consecutivos, considerándose como positivos para esta enfermedad a aquellos parasitados al momento del diagnóstico. Los resultados se expresan en términos de prevalencia analizándose su variación mensual y estacional. La prevalencia fue relativamente alta en todos los meses, con valores mínimos en febrero (12% y máximos en agosto (56,8%, siendo la media anual de 38,04% (+/- 4,05. Estacionalmente, su menor valor corresponde al Verano (16,8%, siendo muy semejantes los valores para las restantes estaciones, manteniéndose siempre superiores al 38%.

  1. Prevalencia y estacionalidad de la Pediculosis capitis en la población infante-juvenil de la region sanitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Castro Dolores del C.

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la prevalencia de la Pediculosis capitis como enfermedad parasitaria durante el año calendario 1-8-1992 al 31-7-1993, en la Región Sanitaria XI de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, que comprende 15 partidos del Este Noreste de la provincia de Buenos Aires y otras zonas de influencia del Hospital Interzonal de Agudos, Especialidad Pediatría "Sor María Ludovica", cabecera de dicha Región Sanitaria. Se examinaron un total de 552 individuos de nivel social medio a medio bajo de la población infanto-juvenil de O a 16 años, tomados al azar en 52 muestreos semanales consecutivos, considerándose como positivos para esta enfermedad a aquellos parasitados al momento del diagnóstico. Los resultados se expresan en términos de prevalencia analizándose su variación mensual y estacional. La prevalencia fue relativamente alta en todos los meses, con valores mínimos en febrero (12% y máximos en agosto (56,8%, siendo la media anual de 38,04% (+/- 4,05. Estacionalmente, su menor valor corresponde al Verano (16,8%, siendo muy semejantes los valores para las restantes estaciones, manteniéndose siempre superiores al 38%.

  2. A continuum method for modeling surface tension

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    Brackbill, J. U.; Kothe, D. B.; Zemach, C.

    1992-01-01

    In the novel method presented for modeling the effects of surface tension on fluid motion, the interfaces between fluids with different, color-represented properties are finite-thickness transition regions across which the color varies continuously. A force density proportional to the surface curvature of constant color is defined at each point in the transition region; this force-density is normalized in such a way that the conventional description of surface tension on an interface is recovered when the ratio of local transition-reion thickness to local curvature radius approaches zero. The properties of the method are illustrated by computational results for 2D flows.

  3. Managing Tensions And Forging Creative Synergies Between ...

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    Managing Tensions And Forging Creative Synergies Between Indigenous And Modern Settlement Planning Concepts And Practices: Lessons For The Design And Planning For ... The article also explores the planning principles, design concepts, standards and norms used in the planning and building of indigenous

  4. Surface Tension Measurements with a Smartphone

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    Goy, Nicolas-Alexandre; Denis, Zakari; Lavaud, Maxime; Grolleau, Adrian; Dufour, Nicolas; Deblais, Antoine; Delabre, Ulysse

    2017-01-01

    Smartphones are increasingly used in higher education and at university in mechanics, acoustics, and even thermodynamics as they offer a unique way to do simple science experiments. In this article, we show how smartphones can be used in fluid mechanics to measure surface tension of various liquids, which could help students understand the concept…

  5. On Surface Tension for Compact Stars

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    In an earlier analysis it was demonstrated that general relativity gives higher values of surface tension in strange stars with quark matter than neutron stars. We generate the modified Tolman–Oppenheimer–Volkoff equation to incorporate anisotropic matter and use this to show that pressure anisotropy provides for a wide ...

  6. Exact analytical density profiles and surface tension

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    to nonideality, which distinguish electrolyte from nonelectrolyte solutions. An example is provided by the excess surface tension for an air–water interface, which is determined by the excess particle density, and which was first calculated by Onsager and Samaras. Because of the discrepancy between the dielectric constants ...

  7. Measuring the surface tension of soap bubbles

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    Sorensen, Carl D.

    1992-01-01

    The objectives are for students to gain an understanding of surface tension, to see that pressure inside a small bubble is larger than that inside a large bubble. These concepts can be used to explain the behavior of liquid foams as well as precipitate coarsening and grain growth. Equipment, supplies, and procedures are explained.

  8. Tension band fixation of medial malleolus fractures.

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    Ostrum, R F; Litsky, A S

    1992-01-01

    A prospective study on tension band fixation of medial malleolus fractures was performed on 30 consecutive patients with 31 fractures from October 1987 until December 1990. All patients had at least a displaced medial malleolus fracture unreduced by closed methods. The fractures were classified into small, medium and large using a modified Lauge-Hansen classification. There were no nonunions or movements of wires postoperatively and only two patients had subjective complaints with reference to the wires that required hardware removal. There was one 2-mm malreduction and one patient with a wound slough and subsequent osteomyelitis. One fragment had 2 mm of displacement after fixation but went on to union. A biomechanical study was undertaken to compare fixation of the medial malleolus with K wires alone, K wires plus a tension band, and two cancellous screws. The tension band fixation provided the greatest resistance to pronation forces: for times stiffer than the two screws and 62% of the intact specimen. Tension band fixation of the medial malleolus is a biomechanically strong and clinically acceptable method of treatment for displaced medial malleolus fractures. This method of fixation may be especially useful for small fragments and in osteoporotic bone.

  9. Mechanotransduction: vinculin provides stability when tension rises

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    Spanjaard, E.; de Rooij, J.

    2013-01-01

    By beautiful imaging and state-of-the-art experiments, vinculin is established to be a central switch in mechanotransduction at integrin-based focal adhesions. Cycles of tension-regulated vinculin switching control focal adhesion dynamics and signaling to enable polarized cell migration and

  10. Intraoperative Development of Tension Pneumocephalus in a ...

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    result in intracranial hypertension. This condition, termed. “tension pneumocephalus,” is a neurosurgical emergency and if left untreated may cause rapid neurological deterioration, herniation, and death.[4-6]. Nitrous oxide (N2O), often administered as a component of general anesthesia, has also been implicated in.

  11. Multiple Intelligences: Its Tensions and Possibilities

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    Eisner, Elliot W.

    2004-01-01

    This article explores the tensions between Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences and current educational policies emphasizing standardized and predictable outcomes. The article situates Gardner's theory within the historical interests among psychometricians in identifying those core processes that constitute human intelligence.…

  12. Focal adhesions, stress fibers and mechanical tension

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    Burridge, Keith, E-mail: Keith_Burridge@med.unc.edu [Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 12-016 Lineberger, CB#7295, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Guilluy, Christophe, E-mail: christophe.guilluy@univ-nantes.fr [Inserm UMR-S1087, CNRS UMR-C6291, L' institut du Thorax, and Université de Nantes, Nantes (France)

    2016-04-10

    Stress fibers and focal adhesions are complex protein arrays that produce, transmit and sense mechanical tension. Evidence accumulated over many years led to the conclusion that mechanical tension generated within stress fibers contributes to the assembly of both stress fibers themselves and their associated focal adhesions. However, several lines of evidence have recently been presented against this model. Here we discuss the evidence for and against the role of mechanical tension in driving the assembly of these structures. We also consider how their assembly is influenced by the rigidity of the substratum to which cells are adhering. Finally, we discuss the recently identified connections between stress fibers and the nucleus, and the roles that these may play, both in cell migration and regulating nuclear function. - Highlights: • The different types of stress fiber and focal adhesion are described. • We discuss the controversy about tension and assembly of these structures. • We describe the different models used to investigate assembly of these structures. • The influence of substratum rigidity is discussed. • Stress fiber connections to the nucleus are reviewed.

  13. Forensic testing of post tensioned concrete girders.

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    2014-07-01

    Recently, two separate Interstate 15 highway bridges over the 400 South roadway in Orem, Utah were demolished : after 50 years of service. A total of four post-tensioned girders were salvaged from both the north-bound and : south-bound bridge. A seri...

  14. Tension in Chemistry and Its Contents

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    Hoffmann, Roald

    2015-01-01

    This article makes a case for a positive role of tension in the creative process in chemistry. I begin with an argument that there is an inherent tension in what makes molecules interesting—their positioning along various polar axes. One of these, the age-old differentiation between useful (to society and for personal profit) commercialization and pure understanding of molecules and their reactions is characteristic. The question of whether there are any bad molecules then leads me to ethical concerns in chemistry, and a particular working out of these in interactions of chemists in the Middle East. An analysis is made of the special tensions involved in publishing, especially in citation ethics; chemists publish a lot, so this is situation ethics worked out on a daily basis. I then find in the literature of psychology good evidence for the positive value of moderate stress in stimulating creativity. It is obvious that too much tension leads to distress, and there are some institutional aspects of chemistry that do not come out well here. But all in all, the dynamic middle is alive, and it leads to good new science. PMID:26155730

  15. Surface tension of aqueous electrolyte solutions. Thermodynamics

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    Drzymala, J.; Lyklema, J.

    2012-01-01

    A thermodynamic theory is developed for obtaining the enthalpic and entropic contributions to the surface excess Gibbs energy of electrolyte solutions from the dependence of the surface tension on concentration and temperature. For elaboration, accurate activity coefficients in solution as functions

  16. Normal tension glaucoma and Alzheimer disease

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    Bach-Holm, Daniella; Kessing, Svend Vedel; Mogensen, Ulla

    2012-01-01

    PURPOSE: To investigate whether normal tension glaucoma (NTG) is associated with increased risk of developing dementia/Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS: A total of 69 patients with NTG were identified in the case note files in the Glaucoma Clinic, University Hospital of Copenhagen (Rigshospitalet...

  17. Tension Tests On Bored Piles In Sand

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    Krabbenhøft, Sven; Clausen, Johan; Damkilde, Lars

    2006-01-01

    The lengths of the bored piles varied from 2 m to 6 m and all were of a diameter of 140 mm. The piles were tested to failure in tension and the load-displacement relations were recorded. The investigation has shown pronounced differences between the load bearing capacities obtained by different...

  18. Exploratory experimental investigations on post-tensioned structural glass beams

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    Louter, C.; Nielsen, Jens Henrik; Belis, J.

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses two projects on post-tensioned glass beams, performed at EPFL and DTU, respectively. In these projects small scale glass beams (length of 1.5m and 1m) are post-tensioned by means of steel threaded rods tensioned at the beam ends. The purpose of post-tensioning glass beams...... is to enhance the initial failure stress of the glass and to obtain ductile (post-breakage) performance. From four-point bending tests on the post-tensioned glass beam specimens it is observed that these goals are reached. From the test results it is concluded that post-tensioning glass beams is a feasible...

  19. Definición e implantación de una instalación solar térmica para abastecer de agua caliente sanitaria a un albergue juvenil

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    Lucena García, Marina

    2006-01-01

    Este proyecto tiene como objeto la definición e implantación de una instalación solar térmica para abastecer de agua caliente sanitaria (ACS) a un albergue juvenil en Arcos de la Frontera (Cádiz).

  20. Reglamento de instalaciones de calefacción, climatización y agua caliente sanitaria con el fin de racionalizar su consumo energético, Real Decreto 1618/1980 de 4 de julio

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    1981-01-01

    En agosto de este año se han publicado las instrucciones técnicas complementarias del Reglamento de Instalaciones de Calefacción, Climatización y Agua Caliente Sanitaria con el fin de racionalizar su consumo energético. («B.O.E.», 13 agosto, 1981, Orden de 16 de julio de 1981).

  1. Disección superselectiva de cuello: realidad evidente

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    Enrique Cadena-P

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Todo especialista que emprende el manejo de un paciente con cáncer de cabeza y cuello, tiene como primer interrogante: ¿Cuál es la mejor manera de tratar el cuello? En consecuencia, se realizan de forma rutinaria múltiples estudios para determinar el compromiso local, regional y a distancia. Adicionalmente, en los ganglios cervicales existe el riesgo de metástasis microscópicas, dependiente del tamaño y del nivel de invasión tumoral; por lo que rutinariamente se realizan disecciones profilácticas de cuello, incluso en estadios tempranos, existiendo siempre la probabilidad de complicación y morbilidad asociada. Por lo tanto, en la última década se aceptó el uso del ganglio centinela con la intención de disminuir dicha probabilidad, incluso para tumores tempranos de la cavidad oral. Además, en los últimos años se ha planteado la cirugía de rescate de metástasis ganglionares del cuello en recaída o persistencia después de tratamientos con quimioterapia y/o radioterapia, mediante disecciones superselectivas de cuello (DSSC. Incluso se plantea la utilidad de este procedimiento para el manejo del cuello en casos N(0 o N(1, de pacientes con cáncer del tubo digestivo superior. Debido a que este planteamiento causa controversia y opiniones divergentes, en este artículo se discute la utilidad de este tipo de disecciones.

  2. Necessary Tension in Marine Risers Tension des colonnes montantes en mer

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    Lubinski A.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available The tension governing transverse static and dynamic deflections in a riser is not the actual tension but the so-called « effective tension » The concept of effective tension and effective compression is thoroughly explained, and means for calculating effective forces are given. Numerical examples are worked out for risers whose length is between 152 m (520 ft and 920 m (3020 ft. The reciprocal of maximum bending moment of the vicinity of the hall joint is plotted versus the effective tension of the ball joint. Bending moments used were obtained through use of static and dynamic computer programs applied ta a variety of conditions of wave loading, use or non-use of buoyant moterial sleeves, etc. The most important parameters affecting riser performance are the effective La tension régissant les déflections transversales statiques et dynamiques d'une colonne montante n'est pas la tension réelle mais ce qu'on appelle « la tension effective ». Le concept de tension ou de compression effective est expliqué en détail et la façon de calculer les forces effectives est indiquée dans cet article. Des exemples numériques sont développés pour des colonnes montantes de longueur comprise entre 152 m (520 ft et 920 m (3 020 ft. On a tracé la courbe de l'inverse du moment fléchissant en fonction de la tension effective à l'articulation. Les moments fléchissants utilisés ont été calculés par ordinateur en utilisant des programmes dynamiques et statiques pour des conditions variées d'action des vagues, la colonne montante étant ou non munie de manchettes de flottabilité, etc. Les deux paramètres les plus importants qui affectent le bon comportement d'une colonne montante sont la tension effective et la charge latérale.

  3. A comparison of cation sampling in forest soils by tension and tension-free lysimeters

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    James H. Miller

    1981-01-01

    Field tests conducted in two soils with ceramic cup, ceramic plate, and tension-free lysimeters showed no concentration differences in collected cations (Ca, Mg, K, Na) between cups and plates, except for the hydrogen ion. Mean pH was 0.6 lower in cup collected samples for a sandy loam profile. Tension-free lysimeters of the design tested had persistent contamination...

  4. Ciudad Sanitaria de la Seguridad Social «La Fe» - Valencia (España

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    de Zavala y Lafora, Juan

    1972-05-01

    resolverlas acertadamente, las premisas esenciales planteadas de funcionalidad, investigación y enseñanza. El programa completo, con unas 1.100 camas para enfermos abarca siete partes bien diferenciadas: Hospital Residencia general; Centro de rehabilitación; Maternidad; Hospital infantil; Escuela de enfermeras; Laboratorios centrales, de investigación y cirugía experimental y Servicios generales (central térmica, tratamiento de aguas, lavandería, incineración, mortuorio, etc.. Se ha estudiado cuidadosamente la habitación tipo, tendiendo a la máxima flexibilidad de ocupación, mínimo relativo de coste, máximo confort, recorridos ponderados de enfermeras, reducción de promiscuidad, etc., agrupando racionalmente el número de ellas a servir por un mismo núcleo de servicios generales. En tres números sucesivos de INFORMES se desarrolla, de forma suficientemente expresiva, este importante conjunto edificado, que pone de manifiesto el esfuerzo ingente de la Seguridad Social española para ponerse en primera línea mundial en este terreno de la Asistencia sanitaria.

  5. Ciudad Sanitaria de la Seguridad Social «La Fe» - Valencia (España

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    de Zavala y Lafora, Juan

    1972-04-01

    ño tras año, se van perfeccionando de forma acelerada en este tipo de edificios. En la redacción del proyecto se han tenido muy en cuenta, para resolverlas acertadamente, las premisas esenciales planteadas de funcionalidad, investigación y enseñanza. El programa completo, con unas 1.100 camas para enfermos abarca siete partes bien diferenciadas: Hospital Residencia general; Centro de rehabilitación; Maternidad; Hospital infantil; Escuela de enfermeras; Laboratorios centrales, de investigación y cirugía experimental y Servicios generales (central térmica, tratamiento de aguas, lavandería, incineración, mortuorio, etc.. Se ha estudiado cuidadosamente la habitación tipo, tendiendo a la máxima flexibilidad de ocupación, mínimo relativo de coste, máximo confort, recorridos ponderados de enfermeras, reducción de promiscuidad, etc., agrupando racionalmente el número de ellas a servir por un mismo núcleo de servicios generales. En tres números sucesivos de INFORMES se desarrolla, de forma suficientemente expresiva, este importante conjunto edificado, que pone de manifiesto el esfuerzo ingente de la Seguridad Social española para ponerse en primera línea mundial en este terreno de la Asistencia sanitaria.

  6. Ciudad Sanitaria de la Seguridad Social «La Fe» - Valencia (España

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    de Zavala y Lafora, Juan

    1972-03-01

    ño tras año, se van perfeccionando de forma acelerada en este tipo de edificios. En la redacción del proyecto se han tenido muy en cuenta, para resolverlas acertadamente, las premisas esenciales planteadas de funcionalidad, investigación y enseñanza. El programa completo, con unas 1.100 camas para enfermos abarca siete partes bien diferenciadas: Hospital Residencia general; Centro de rehabilitación; Maternidad; Hospital infantil; Escuela de enfermeras; Laboratorios centrales, de investigación y cirugía experimental y Servicios generales (central térmica, tratamiento de aguas, lavandería, incineración, mortuorio, etcétera. Se ha estudiado cuidadosamente la habitación tipo, tendiendo a la máxima flexibilidad de ocupación, mínimo relativo de coste, máximo confort, recorridos ponderados de enfermeras, reducción de promiscuidad, etc., agrupando racionalmente el número de ellas a servir por un mismo núcleo de servicios generales. En tres números sucesivos de INFORMES se desarrolla, de forma suficientemente expresiva, este importante conjunto edificado, que pone de manifiesto el esfuerzo ingente de la Seguridad Social española para ponerse en primera línea mundial en este terreno de la Asistencia sanitaria.

  7. Static tensioning promotes hamstring tendons force relaxation more reliably than cycling tensioning.

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    Piedade, Sérgio Rocha; Dal Fabbro, Inácio Maria; Mischan, Martha Maria; Piedade, Cezar; Maffulli, Nicola

    2017-08-01

    Graft elongation might be a major reason for increased anterior laxity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. This study analyzed the force relaxation values and their stabilization when single strands of the gracilis and semitendinosus tendons underwent cyclic and static tensioning at 2.5% strain level, and compared the efficiency of static and cyclic tensioning in promoting force relaxation. Eighteen gracilis tendons and 18 semitendinosus tendons from nine male cadavers (mean age: 22.44years) were subjected to 10 in vitro cyclic loads at 2.5% strain level, or to a static load at 2.5% strain level. During cyclic loading, the reduction in force values tended to stabilize after the sixth cyclic load, while, in the case of static loading, this stabilization occurred by the second minute. Comparing static and cyclic loading, the gracilis tendon had similar mechanical responses in both conditions, while the semitendinosus tendon showed greater force relaxation in static compared with cyclic loading. Considering that the semitendinosus tendon is the main component of the hamstring graft, its biomechanical response to loading should guide the tensioning protocol. Therefore, static tensioning seems more effective for promoting force relaxation of the semitendinosus tendon than cyclic tensioning. The gracilis tendon showed a similar mechanical response to either tensioning protocols. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Surface and interfacial tension measurement, theory, and applications

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    Hartland, Stanley

    2004-01-01

    This edited volume offers complete coverage of the latest theoretical, experimental, and computer-based data as summarized by leading international researchers. It promotes full understanding of the physical phenomena and mechanisms at work in surface and interfacial tensions and gradients, their direct impact on interface shape and movement, and their significance to numerous applications. Assessing methods for the accurate measurement of surface tension, interfacial tension, and contact angles, Surface and Interfacial Tension presents modern simulations of complex interfacial motions, such a

  9. Assessment and reduction of diaphragmatic tension during hiatal hernia repair.

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    Bradley, Daniel Davila; Louie, Brian E; Farivar, Alexander S; Wilshire, Candice L; Baik, Peter U; Aye, Ralph W

    2015-04-01

    During hiatal hernia repair there are two vectors of tension: axial and radial. An optimal repair minimizes the tension along these vectors. Radial tension is not easily recognized. There are no simple maneuvers like measuring length that facilitate assessment of radial tension. The aims of this project were to: (1) establish a simple intraoperative method to evaluate baseline tension of the diaphragmatic hiatal muscle closure; and, (2) assess if tension is reduced by relaxing maneuvers and if so, to what degree. Diaphragmatic characteristics and tension were assessed during hiatal hernia repair with a tension gage. We compared tension measured after hiatal dissection and after relaxing maneuvers were performed. Sixty-four patients (29 M:35F) underwent laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. Baseline hiatal width was 2.84 cm and tension 13.6 dag. There was a positive correlation between hiatal width and tension (r = 0.55) but the strength of association was low (r (2) = 0.31). Four different hiatal shapes (slit, teardrop, "D", and oval) were identified and appear to influence tension and the need for relaxing incision. Tension was reduced by 35.8 % after a left pleurotomy (12 patients); by 46.2 % after a right crural relaxing incision (15 patients); and by 56.1 % if both maneuvers were performed (6 patients). Tension on the diaphragmatic hiatus can be measured with a novel device. There was a limited correlation with width of the hiatal opening. Relaxing maneuvers such as a left pleurotomy or a right crural relaxing incision reduced tension. Longer term follow-up will determine whether outcomes are improved by quantifying and reducing radial tension.

  10. Bending Under Tension Test with Direct Friction Measurement

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    Andreasen, Jan Lasson; Olsson, David Dam; Chodnikiewicz, K.

    2006-01-01

    A special Bending-Under-Tension (BUT) transducer has been developed in which friction around the tool radius can be directly measured when drawing a plane sheet strip around a cylindrical tool-pin under constant back tension. The front tension, back tension and torque on the tool-pin are all...... in drawing of stainless steel showing the influence of varying process conditions and the performance of different lubricants....

  11. Tensions generated in a lateral fabellotibial suture model. Comparison of methods of application of tension, fixation of tension and suture material.

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    Burton, A F; Horstman, C; Mason, D R

    2015-01-01

    To compare suture tension on a simulated lateral fabellotibial suture model using various methods of application of tension, fixation, and suture materials. Veterinarians constructed simulated lateral fabellotibial suture constructs on a tying stand with a force sensor. Participants used combinations of 45 kg test monofilament nylon, metric 7 braided polyethylene, crimps, crimper, or knots, with their choice of instruments to secure the constructs. The tension in completed constructs was measured and comparisons were made between nylon and polyethylene, the use of crimps compared to knots, and the use of a mechanical distractor compared to hand tightening techniques. A value of p tensions generated ranged from 1.4-171.0N. The median tension of nylon sutures (43.9N ± 44.7N) was significantly greater than polyethylene sutures (9.5 N ± 19.6N). The median tension of constructs secured with crimps (62.8N ± 42.4N) was significantly greater than constructs secured with knots (11.8 N ± 14.8N). The mechanical distractor generated significantly higher median tension (78N ± 50.4N), compared to methods without the device (18.6 N ± 25.1N). There was a large variability in the tension generated in simulated lateral fabellotibial constructs. Veterinarians who used nylon, crimps, and the mechanical tensioner generated constructs with greater tensions.

  12. DURACIÓN DE LOS EPISODIOS DE INCAPACIDAD TEMPORAL POR CONTINGENCIA COMÚN SEGÚN REGIONES SANITARIAS EN CATALUNYA

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    Isabel Torá Rocamora

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    Resultados: La región de Camp de Tarragona registra la menor duración de 5 días. Por contra, los episodios ocurridos en el Alt Pirineu i Aran presentaron una mayor duración de 13 días. Para la región de Barcelona la duración fue 7 días, al igual que para Cataluña Central. En Girona fue de 8 días, y en Lleida y Terres de l'Ebre de 9 días. Conclusiones: Existen diferencias significativas en las duraciones de los episodios entre las regiones sanitarias de Cataluña, que se mantienen después de ajustar por la edad, la gestión del episodio y el régimen de Seguridad Social, tanto para hombres como para mujeres.

  13. Las sombras de la política sanitaria durante el peronismo: Los brotes epidémicos en Buenos Aires

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    Ramacciotti, Karina Inés

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the social and political consequences brought on by the emergence of bubonic plague, smallpox, and poliomyelitis in the city of Buenos Aires during the Peronist decade. The different strategies used to limit the political impact of these diseases changed the direction of public health policy and modified the governmental agendas.

    Este artículo revisará las consecuencias sociales y políticas que trajo el surgimiento de la peste bubónica, la viruela y la poliomielitis en la ciudad de Buenos Aires durante la década peronista. Las diferentes estrategias utilizadas para limitar el impacto político de estas enfermedades generaron cambios de rumbos en la política sanitaria y modificaciones en las agendas gubernamentales.

  14. Diseño y fiabilidad de una escala sobre la idea de empatía: diferencias entre profesiones sanitarias y sociales

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    José Carlos Bermejo Higuera; Marta Villacieros Durbán; Rosa Carabias Maza

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    Objetivo: diseño, análisis de fiabilidad y estructura interna de una escala sobre el concepto del término empatía. Análisis de la relación entre el tipo de profesión sanitaria o social y el ajuste al concepto. Método: se diseñó un cuestionario incluyendo definiciones correctas y populares de la idea de empatía. 284 personas asistentes a unas Jornadas organizadas en un centro sociosanitario de la Comunidad de Madrid respondieron, 82% (230) mujeres y edad media 37 años. Para el análisis de fiab...

  15. Tensions of Teaching Media Literacy in Teacher Education

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    Ngomba-Westbrook, Nalova Elaine

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates the tensions a teacher educator faces in facilitating a media literacy teacher education course at the university level. Teaching tensions are conceptualized as a three-tier framework. At the first level, tensions may arise in the selection and application of pedagogies associated with critical and new/21st century…

  16. Investigating the tension load of rubber composites by impact ...

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    An increase in the allowable stress when the belt is tensioned was examined during the test, to determine the effect of impact on the tension load. The obtained values of tension load are assessed using basic mathematical and statistical methods. Using the Design of Experiments method, factors that significantly affect the ...

  17. Surface Tension and Fingering of Miscible Interfaces

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    Abib, Mohammed; Liu, Jian-Bang; Ronney, Paul D.

    1999-01-01

    Experiments on miscible, buoyantly unstable reaction-diffusion fronts and non-reacting displacement fronts in Hele-Shaw cells show a fingering-type instability whose wavelengths (lambda*) are consistent with an interfacial tension (sigma) at the front caused by the change in chemical composition, even though the solutions are miscible in all proportions. In conjunction with the Saffman-Taylor model, the relation sigma = K/tau, where tau is the interface thickness and K approximately equal 4 +/- 2 x 10(exp -6) dyne, enables prediction of our measured values of lambda* as well as results from prior experiments on miscible interfaces. These results indicate that even for miscible fluids, surface tension is generally a more significant factor than diffusion in interfacial stability and flow characteristics.

  18. Cognitive function in tension-type headache.

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    Waldie, Karen E; Welch, David

    2007-12-01

    The association between tension-type headache and cognitive ability was assessed among 971 members of a longitudinal birth cohort study. Primary headache status was determined at age 32 years according to 2004 International Headache Society criteria, frequent childhood headaches were identified from parent report from ages 7 to 13 years, and data relating to cognitive and academic performance from ages 3 to 32 years were analyzed. Adult study members with tension-type headache did not score worse on any of the cognitive measures relative to headache-free controls or headache-free tinnitus sufferers. Instead, a consistent relation was found between childhood headache (regardless of headache diagnosis in adulthood) and lower scores on most cognitive measures from age 3 years through adolescence (verbal and performance IQ, receptive language, and reading scores). The data indicate that cognitive performance deficits in childhood headache sufferers can probably be attributed to factors stemming from utero or early childhood.

  19. Thermal Analysis of Bending Under Tension Test

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    Ceron, Ermanno; Martins, Paulo A.F.; Bay, Niels

    2014-01-01

    sometimes can cause lubricant film breakdown and galling. In order to replicate the production conditions in bending under tension testing it is thus important to control the tool/workpiece interface temperature. This can be done by pre-heating the tool, but it is essential that the interface temperature......The tribological conditions in deep drawing can be simulated in the Bending Under Tension test to evaluate the performance of new lubricants, tool materials, etc. Deep drawing production with automatic handling runs normally at high rate. This implies considerable heating of the tools, which...... during testing is similar to the one in the production tool. A universal sheet tribo-tester has been developed, which can run multiple tests automatically from coil. This allows emulating the temperature increase as in production. The present work performs finite element analysis of the evolution...

  20. Separation anxiety: Stress, tension and cytokinesis

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    Mohan, Krithika [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Iglesias, Pablo A., E-mail: pi@jhu.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Robinson, Douglas N., E-mail: dnr@jhmi.edu [Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 725 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 (United States)

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    Cytokinesis, the physical separation of a mother cell into two daughter cells, progresses through a series of well-defined changes in morphology. These changes involve distinct biochemical and mechanical processes. Here, we review the mechanical features of cells during cytokinesis, discussing both the material properties as well as sources of stresses, both active and passive, which lead to the observed changes in morphology. We also describe a mechanosensory feedback control system that regulates protein localization and shape progression during cytokinesis. -- Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cytokinesis progresses through three distinct mechanical phases. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cortical tension initially resists deformation of mother cell. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Late in cytokinesis, cortical tension provides stress, enabling furrow ingression. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A mechanosensory feedback control system regulates cytokinesis.

  1. El reto de la maternidad en España: dificultades sociales y sanitarias The challenge of maternity in Spain: social and health difficulties

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    Gracia Maroto-Navarro

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: En el presente artículo se revisa la bibliografía reciente sobre los diferentes aspectos relacionados con las dificultades sociales y la atención sanitaria durante el proceso maternal, partiendo de la situación de la fecundidad en España y fuera de ella. Método: Se analiza la información actualizada, fundamentalmente de los últimos 5 años, extraída de diferentes fuentes oficiales, documentos técnicos y bibliografía científica. Resultados: Los cambios culturales, las dificultades de las mujeres para ubicarse en el mercado laboral, la escasa intervención de los poderes públicos en el sostenimiento familiar y las deficiencias del sistema sanitario en relación con la calidad asistencial en el embarazo, el parto y el posparto relegan la maternidad a un segundo plano. Conclusiones: El aumento de las tasas de fecundidad pasa por la transformación de diferentes aspectos sociales relacionados con la reestructuración de los trabajos productivo y reproductivo, el desarrollo de los servicios sociales, la potenciación de las ayudas institucionales y la revisión y mejora de las políticas de atención sanitaria.Objective: The present article reviews the recent literature on various issues related to maternity services and fertility in Spain and elsewhere. Method: Information obtained from several official sources, technical reports, and the scientific literature produced in the last 5 years were used. Results: Maternity is assigned insufficient importance due to cultural changes, women's difficulties in the labor market, inadequate public policies to support families, and deficiencies in the quality of pre- and postdelivery maternity care. Conclusions: Increased fertility rates may transform the organization of productive and reproductive work and the development of health and social services, and may stimulate improvement in institutional support.

  2. Surface Tension Demonstration Aboard the ISS

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    2003-01-01

    Astronaut Donald R. Pettit, Expedition Six NASA ISS science officer, photographed this view of a surface tension demonstration using water that is held in place by a metal loop. The experiment took place in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition Six crew was delivered to the station via the Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavor STS-113 mission which was launched on November 23, 2002.

  3. Surface tension confined liquid cryogen cooler

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    Castles, Stephen H.; Schein, Michael E.

    1989-04-01

    A cryogenic cooler is provided for use in craft such as launch, orbital, and space vehicles subject to substantial vibration, changes in orientation, and weightlessness. The cooler contains a small pore, large free volume, low density material to restrain a cryogen through surface tension effects during launch and zero-g operations and maintains instrumentation within the temperature range of 10 to 140 K. The cooler operation is completely passive, with no inherent vibration or power requirements.

  4. A microprocessor based portable bolt tension monitor

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    Perey, D. F.

    1991-01-01

    A bolt tension monitor (BTM) which uses ultrasonics and a pulsed phase locked loop circuit to measure load-induced acoustic phase shifts which are independent of friction is described. The BTM makes it possible to measure the load in a bolt that was tightened at some time in the past. This capability to recertify a load after-the-fact will help to insure the integrity of a bolted joint.

  5. Conjunctival oxygen tension at high altitude.

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    Mader, T H; Friedl, K E; Mohr, L C; Bernhard, W N

    1987-01-01

    Transconjunctival oxygen tension (PcjO2) was studied using a hypobaric chamber and during mountaineering excursions. Measurements obtained during acute chamber exposures (15-20 min) at sea level, 1829 m (6,000 ft), 3048 m (10,000 ft), 4267 m (14,000 ft) and return to sea level were (means +/- SEM): 60.1 +/- 2.7, 49.1 +/- 1.8, 38.3 +/- 2.4, 27.4 +/- 1.5, and 61.1 +/- 2.8 mm Hg, respectively (n = 13). The ratio of PcjO2 to arterial blood oxygen tension (PaO2) did not change in a consistent manner between sea level and 4267 m; PcjO2 was 74 +/- 6.9% of PaO2. The 16 subjects participating in the mountaineering phase of the study revealed similar means at sea level and 1829 m (57.4 +/- 2.4 and 46.3 +/- 1.9 mm Hg respectively), but a smaller decrement was observed at 3048 m (43.0 +/- 1.6 mm Hg). The difference between mountain and chamber values may be accounted for by a partial acclimatization to altitude brought about by longer exposure on the mountain excursions. A comparison between PcjO2 and transcutaneous oxygen tension during the chamber study suggests that a greater precision and sensitivity is obtained with measurement of oxygen tension at the conjunctival site. PcjO2 measurement is a non-invasive reflection of PaO2 which is suitable for continuous monitoring during hypoxia studies.

  6. Toward a general psychological model of tension and suspense

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    Moritz eLehne

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Tension and suspense are powerful emotional experiences that occur in a wide variety of contexts (e.g., in music, film, literature, and everyday life. The omnipresence of tension experiences suggests that they build on very basic cognitive and affective mechanisms. However, the psychological underpinnings of tension experiences remain largely unexplained, and tension and suspense are rarely discussed from a general, domain-independent perspective. In this paper, we argue that tension experiences in different contexts (e.g., musical tension or suspense in a movie build on the same underlying psychological processes. We discuss key components of tension experiences and propose a domain-independent model of tension and suspense. According to this model, tension experiences originate from states of conflict, instability, dissonance, or uncertainty that trigger predictive processes directed at future events of emotional significance. We also discuss possible neural mechanisms underlying experiences of tension. The model provides a theoretical framework that can inform future empirical research on tension phenomena.

  7. Toward a general psychological model of tension and suspense

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    Lehne, Moritz; Koelsch, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    Tension and suspense are powerful emotional experiences that occur in a wide variety of contexts (e.g., in music, film, literature, and everyday life). The omnipresence of tension and suspense suggests that they build on very basic cognitive and affective mechanisms. However, the psychological underpinnings of tension experiences remain largely unexplained, and tension and suspense are rarely discussed from a general, domain-independent perspective. In this paper, we argue that tension experiences in different contexts (e.g., musical tension or suspense in a movie) build on the same underlying psychological processes. We discuss key components of tension experiences and propose a domain-independent model of tension and suspense. According to this model, tension experiences originate from states of conflict, instability, dissonance, or uncertainty that trigger predictive processes directed at future events of emotional significance. We also discuss possible neural mechanisms underlying tension and suspense. The model provides a theoretical framework that can inform future empirical research on tension phenomena. PMID:25717309

  8. Surface tension measurement from the indentation of clamped thin films.

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    Xu, Xuejuan; Jagota, Anand; Paretkar, Dadhichi; Hui, Chung-Yuen

    2016-06-21

    We developed an indentation technique to measure the surface tension of relatively stiff solids. In the proposed method, a suspended thin solid film is indented by a rigid sphere and its deflection is measured by optical interferometry. The film deflection is jointly resisted by surface tension, elasticity and residual stress. Using a version of nonlinear von Karman plate theory that includes surface tension, we are able to separate the contribution of elasticity to the total tension in the film. Surface tension is determined by extrapolating the sum of surface tension and residual stress to zero film thickness. We measured the surface tension of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) using this technique and obtained a value of 19.5 ± 3.6 mN m(-1), consistent with the surface energy of PDMS reported in the literature.

  9. Menstrual tension-type headache: evidence for its existence.

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    Arjona, Antonio; Rubi-Callejon, Jose; Guardado-Santervas, Pedro; Serrano-Castro, Pedro; Olivares, Jesus

    2007-01-01

    To determine whether menstrual tension-type headache is a real disorder. An appendix was included in the second edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders by the International Headache Society. Diagnostic criteria are proposed in this appendix for 2 types of menstrual migraine: pure menstrual migraine without aura and menstrually related migraine without aura. References to menstrual tension-type headache do not appear in this classification. In a neurological outpatient clinic 165 patients were identified in whom headache was related to menstruation and the criteria of the International Classification of Headache Disorders for menstrual migraine adapted to menstrual tension-type headache were applied. Twenty-one patients met the criteria of menstrual tension-type headache, 6 for pure menstrual tension-type headache, and 15 for menstrually related tension-type headache. Menstrual tension-type headache is a real condition that should be recognized in the International Classification of Headache Disorders.

  10. Reflexionando y cuestionando la política sanitaria en América Latina: implicaciones en investigación en la enfermería comunitaria, 1980 - 2000 Refletindo e questionando a política sanitária na América Latina: implicações na pesquisa em enfermagem comunitária, 1980 - 2000 Reflecting and questioning the sanitary politics in Latin America: implications in research in the communitarian nursing, 1980 - 2000

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    Kelly Myriam Jiménez de Aliaga; Cinthya Patricia Ibarra González; Olga Lidia Banda González; María Guadalupe Vásquez Salazar; María Guadalupe Vásquez Treviño; Maria Ramona Medrano Martínez

    2006-01-01

    ... política sanitaria en América Latina, significado social y el cuidado de enfermería comunitaria. Objetivos: describir la política sanitaria; analizar la práctica de Enfermería en diferentes niveles de complejidad...

  11. Superficial tension: experimental model with simple materials

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    Tintori Ferreira, María Alejandra

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In this work appears a didactic offer based on an experimental activity using materials of very low cost, orientated to achieving that the student understand and interpret the phenomenon of superficial tension together with the importance of the modeling in sciences. It has as principal aim of education bring the student over to the mechanics of the static fluids and the intermolecular forces, combining scientific contents with questions near to the student what provides an additional motivation to the reflection of the scientific investigation.

  12. Surface Tension Driven Convection Experiment Completed

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    Jacobson, Thomas P.; Sedlak, Deborah A.

    1997-01-01

    The Surface Tension Driven Convection Experiment (STDCE) was designed to study basic fluid mechanics and heat transfer on thermocapillary flows generated by temperature variations along the free surfaces of liquids in microgravity. STDCE first flew on the USML-1 mission in July 1992 and was rebuilt for the USML-2 mission that was launched in October 1995. This was a collaborative project with principal investigators from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Professors Simon Ostrach and Yasuhiro Kamotani, along with a team from the NASA Lewis Research Center composed of civil servants and contractors from Aerospace Design & Fabrication, Inc. (ADF), Analex, and NYMA, Inc.

  13. Small-Bolt Torque-Tension Tester

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    Posey, Alan J.

    2009-01-01

    The device described here measures the torque-tension relationship for fasteners as small as #0. The small-bolt tester consists of a plate of high-strength steel into which three miniature load cells are recessed. The depth of the recess is sized so that the three load cells can be shimmed, the optimum height depending upon the test hardware. The three miniature load cells are arranged in an equilateral triangular configuration with the test bolt aligned with the centroid of the three. This is a kinematic arrangement.

  14. Interpreting expressive performance through listener judgments of musical tension

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    Farbood, Morwaread M.; Upham, Finn

    2013-01-01

    This study examines listener judgments of musical tension for a recording of a Schubert song and its harmonic reduction. Continuous tension ratings collected in an experiment and quantitative descriptions of the piece's musical features, include dynamics, pitch height, harmony, onset frequency, and tempo, were analyzed from two different angles. In the first part of the analysis, the different processing timescales for disparate features contributing to tension were explored through the optimization of a predictive tension model. The results revealed the optimal time windows for harmony were considerably longer (~22 s) than for any other feature (~1–4 s). In the second part of the analysis, tension ratings for the individual verses of the song and its harmonic reduction were examined and compared. The results showed that although the average tension ratings between verses were very similar, differences in how and when participants reported tension changes highlighted performance decisions made in the interpretation of the score, ambiguity in tension implications of the music, and the potential importance of contrast between verses and phrases. Analysis of the tension ratings for the harmonic reduction also provided a new perspective for better understanding how complex musical features inform listener tension judgments. PMID:24416024

  15. Shape accuracy optimization for cable-rib tension deployable antenna structure with tensioned cables

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    Liu, Ruiwei; Guo, Hongwei; Liu, Rongqiang; Wang, Hongxiang; Tang, Dewei; Song, Xiaoke

    2017-11-01

    Shape accuracy is of substantial importance in deployable structures as the demand for large-scale deployable structures in various fields, especially in aerospace engineering, increases. The main purpose of this paper is to present a shape accuracy optimization method to find the optimal pretensions for the desired shape of cable-rib tension deployable antenna structure with tensioned cables. First, an analysis model of the deployable structure is established by using finite element method. In this model, geometrical nonlinearity is considered for the cable element and beam element. Flexible deformations of the deployable structure under the action of cable network and tensioned cables are subsequently analyzed separately. Moreover, the influence of pretension of tensioned cables on natural frequencies is studied. Based on the results, a genetic algorithm is used to find a set of reasonable pretension and thus minimize structural deformation under the first natural frequency constraint. Finally, numerical simulations are presented to analyze the deployable structure under two kinds of constraints. Results show that the shape accuracy and natural frequencies of deployable structure can be effectively improved by pretension optimization.

  16. Jamming of Knots along a Tensioned Chain

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    Doyle, Patrick; Narsimhan, Vivek; Renner, C. Benjamin

    In the limit of very long chains, coiled polymers almost always self-entangle and form knots. In this study, we characterize the motion of these knots along the chain contour when the chain is under very high tension. In this regime, we find that the knot exhibits glassy physics. For example, instead of moving continuously along the contour, the knot becomes kinetically trapped in long-lived, metastable states. This caging phenomenon follows Poisson statistics, and thus the long-time dynamics of the knot are diffusive. We quantify the long-time diffusivity of knots of various topologies, and we find that the diffusivity decays exponentially with increasing chain tension. The rate-of-decay of these transport properties is relatively insensitive to the knot's topology, which can be explained by examining the energy landscape of the self-reptation moves of the knot along the chain. Finally, we examine the role of bending and excluded volume interactions on this jamming phenomenon. Bending plays the biggest role in determining the onset of jamming, but the corrugation of the excluded volume interactions solely determines the rate-of-decay of the knot's transport properties. Now at Liquiglide.

  17. La facilitación como herramienta básica de planificación anticipada de la asistencia sanitaria : fundamentos del programa "KAYRÓS-Conversaciones que ayudan" (inspirado en Respecting Choices)

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    Júdez Gutiérrez, Francisco Javier

    2014-01-01

    Objetivos principales: * Fundamentar adecuadamente la Planificación Anticipada de la Asistencia Sanitaria (PAAS) para poder desplegar programas integrales eficaces y útiles a lo largo de todo el proceso de enfermedad de un paciente. * Traducir, adaptar, validar y aplicar a diversas trayectorias de enfermedad, para el Programa KAYRÓS-Conversaciones que ayudan, el proceso de capacitación de facilitadores, pieza clave imprescindible de un programa de PAAS. Objetivos específicos: 1. R...

  18. Effect of respiratory physiotherapy on arterial oxygen tension.

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    Hedstrand, U; Liw, M; Rooth, G; Ogren, C H

    1978-01-01

    The effect of deep breathing on arterial oxygen tension was investigated in 45 postoperative patients. Arterial oxygen tension was estimated by the transcutaneous oxygen tension method, which allows continuous non-invasive measurement of the arterial oxygen tension changes. Three deep breaths in 1 min, assisted by three respiratory therapy devices, were compared to a standard physiotherapy programme. A peak increase in arterial oxygen tension of 3--4.5 mmHg occurred after 1 min, and significantly increased values were seen for 2--4 min following deep breathing with the three respiratory devices. From the various physiotherapeutic procedures, verbally and manually assisted deep breathing gave a 7 mmHg PO2 peak and significantly increased values for 6 min. The sign mechanism is discussed in the light of the present knowledge of airway closure, which gives a satisfactory explanation of the short-lasting increase in oxygen tension.

  19. La salud ambiental en el modelo de gestión sanitaria andaluza Environmental health policy in the Andalussian health management system

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    I. Marín Rodríguez

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Andalucía tras la promulgación del Estatuto de Autonomía adquirió competencia exclusiva en materia de sanidad, higiene y salud pública. Tras recibir las competencias sobre atención sanitaria en 1984 se inicia el diseño del Sistema Sanitario Público de Andalucía, que culmina en el año 1998 con la promulgación de la Ley de Salud de Andalucía, optando por el desarrollo de un Sistema que reúne en un único dispositivo funcional y administrativo los recursos y las actividades de asistencia y prestaciones sanitarias con las de promoción de salud, con el objetivo de prestar una atención integral al ciudadano.La Salud Ambiental está integrada en la estructura de Salud Pública, tanto en la Consejería de Salud como en el Servicio andaluz de Salud, se pretende en este artículo que se presentó como ponencia en el VI Congreso Nacional de Sanidad Ambiental, el describir la estructura, funciones, programas y actividades desarrolladas en el área de Salud Ambiental en la Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía, así como realizar una valoración personal de lo que ha supuesto trabajar con este modelo.According to the Spanish Autonomic Legislation, Andalussian autonomous region obttained exclusive competence and responsability on environemental sanitary conditions and disease control activitities. The desing of the Andalissian Public Health begun in 1984 and culminated with the Andalussian Health law in 1998. The system unifies, functionally and administratively, the resources and activities of healthncare delvery and health promotion in order to provide an integral care to the citizen.The environmental health activities are integrated in the Public Helth structure. This paper, which was presented at the VI National Congress of Environmental Health, describes the structure, functions, programs and activities developed in the Environmental Health area in Andalussia.

  20. Factores que afectan la calidad higiénico-sanitaria de leche cruda comercializada en Calceta-Bolívar-Manabí, Ecuador

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    Diana C. Cedeño Alcívar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar los factores que afectan la calidad higiénico- sanitaria de la leche cruda comercializada en la parroquia Calceta del cantón Bolívar, Ecuador. Se efectuó un diagnóstico mediante fichas de observación en 23 fincas y 30 lugares de ex - pendio. Se evaluó el grado de contaminación microbiana de 30 muestras tomadas en los lu - gares de expendio (15 en el mercado munici - pal y 15 en las tiendas, mediante recuento en placa por siembra de aerobios mesófilos (NTE INEN 1529-5, Staphylococcus aureus (NTE INEN 1529-14, coliformes totales (NTE INEN 1529-7 y Salmonella (NTE INEN 1529-15. Para el procesamiento de los datos, se utilizó estadística descriptiva y análisis de conglomerados, apoyándose con Microsoft Ex - cel 2010 y el software estadístico SPSS v.21. Los resultados encontrados fueron: mal manejo de la leche cruda, inadecuada infraestructura en lugares de producción y de comercialización, al - tos recuentos de UFC/ml en las muestras anali - zadas de leche cruda con un valor de 1.6 x 10 6 UFC/ml —el mismo que supera lo establecido por la NTE INEN 9 (2012— que es de 1.5 x 10 6 UFC/ml. Por otra parte, se diseñó y entre - garon 53 instructivos: 23 de Buenas Prácticas de Ordeño (tomado del Codex Alimentarius y 30 de Buenas Prácticas de Comercialización (establecido por la NTE INEN 2687; por lo que se concluye que la ausencia de higiene tanto en las personas como en los utensilios y la inadecuada operación durante el ordeño, manejo y comercialización, afectan la calidad higiénico-sanitaria de la leche cruda en Calceta- Bolívar-Manabí, Ecuador.

  1. Los varones en las políticas de salud: ¿cuerpos invisibilizados? Un estudio en las políticas sanitarias de la Provincia de Neuquén, Argentina

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    Monica Oppezzi

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo explora el lugar que la salud de los varones ocupa en las políticas sanitarias del subsector público de la Provincia del Neuquén, Republica Argentina. Describe las principales causas de morbilidad y mortalidad masculina y su relación con la Disfunción Sexual Eréctil. Analiza los discursos y los prácticos del personal médico y las prestaciones y servicios que el sistema de salud ofrece para el cuidado de la salud sexual de los hombres. Formula que el abordaje biomédico de la sexualidad masculina es insuficiente para comprender la manera en que los hombres perciben y expresan su sexualidad y, contribuye a perpetuar modelo de masculinidad hegemónica y la exclusión de los varones de la atención sanitaria. Señala la centralidad del enfoque de género en el análisis de los problemas de salud y en la formulación de políticas sanitarias y la necesidad de incorporar las necesidades de los hombres al programa de salud sexual y reproductiva.

  2. Hysteretic behavior of a belt tensioner: modeling and experimental investigation

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    Michon, Guilhem; Manin, Lionel; Dufour, Regis

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we describe the modeling of the hysteretic behavior of belt tensioners. An initial experimental device is composed only of the tensioner by using forcing frequencies, preloads and deflection amplitudes. It permits the identification of the parameters of the restoring force model used. Comparison of the measured and predicted force deflection loops of the tensioner subjected to large deflections permits preliminary validation of the model.The second experimental device consists o...

  3. Automatic Tension Adjuster For Flexible-Shaft Grinder

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    Burley, Richard K.; Hoult, William S.

    1990-01-01

    Flexible shaft of grinding tool automatically maintained in tension by air pressure. Probelike tool bent to reach hard-to-reach areas for grinding and polishing. Unless shaft held in tension, however, it rubs against its sheath, overheating and wearing out quickly. By taking up slack in flexible cable, tension adjuster reduces friction and enables tool to operate more efficiently, in addition to lengthening operating life.

  4. Tension stiffening of steel-fiber-reinforced concrete

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    Luiz Álvaro Oliveira Júnior

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the mechanical behavior of steel-fiber-reinforced concrete was investigated to analyze the influence of steel fibers on tension stiffening. Using tension tests, the tension stiffening coefficient was evaluated through the load versus strain responses obtained from strain gages fixed to reinforcement steels. Moreover, an empirical model is proposed to estimate the tension stiffening coefficient of steel-fiber-reinforced concrete from reinforcement strains. From the test results, it was verified that the addition of steel fibers to concrete reduced the reinforcement steel strains and the crack width and increased the stiffness of cracked concrete, mainly in concretes reinforced with highvolumesof fibers.

  5. Biaxial tension on polymer in thermoforming range

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    Billon N.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an experimental characterization of mechanical properties of a polyethylene terephtalate (PET resin classically used in stretch blow moulding process. We have applied on such a material a well established experimental protocol at CEMEF, including new and relevant biaxial tensile tests. The experimental set-up relative to biaxial tension will be presented and described in a first part of the paper. Furthermore, we will focus on the experimental DMTA preliminary tests which are required to estimate the resin sensibility to temperature and strain rate in linear viscoelasticity domain. Finally, we will be interested in the material large strain behaviour: biaxial tensile results are presented and discussed. Finally, such an experimental approach should allow a relevant modelling of polymer physics and mechanics; this point will not be discussed here because of a lack of time.

  6. The Curriculum. Conceptual and Practical Tensions

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    Ángel Díaz Barriga

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this essay is to analyze the formation of two currents in the field of curriculum. These currents, over the last century, were visualized in different ways: one which considers the educational project as linked to a system or an educational institution, a perspective expressed in the various proposals to develop study plans and programs; the other, which links it with concepts like everyday life, curriculum as educational practice and curricular reality, which vindicate what is happening in the educational environment, particularly in the classroom. This paper recognizes a meeting of both currents in the origins of the curriculum field in the early twentieth century; at the same time we analyze its evolution marked by mutual discrediting and ignorance that have generated tensions. It reflects on the need to identify the limitations of each current, but also to recognize their successes.

  7. Tension Type Headache: Evaluation of Chronic Type

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    Ömer Karadaş

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Tension type headache(TTH which is a primary headache has episodic and chronic forms. Episodic TTH (ETTH can also be frequent-type and non-frequent-type. According to population-based studies, annual prevalence rates are 38.3% for ETTH and 2.2% for chronic TTH (CTTH. Patients can shift between the sub-groups of TTH. In particular, patients with ETTH are at risk of developing CTTH. Peripheral and central nociceptive mechanism are thought to be responsible in occurrence of TTH. Psychiatric disorders are frequently associated with TTH. Although basic and combined analgesics are used in acute treatment and antidepresants are used in prophylaxis, new treatment modalities are needed.

  8. Evolving spacetimes with purely radial tension

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    B. Nasre Esfahani

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available   In this study time-dependent and spherically symmetric solutions of the Einstein field equations in an anisotropic background with a purely radial tension are presented. There exist three classes of solutions,1 An open spacetime with a wormhole at its center. 2 A conical spacetime. 3 A closed spacetime. These inhomogeneous solutions are reduced to FRW spacetimes in matter-dominated era, asymptotically. Therefore, they can be used to describe local inhomogeneities that are not considered in the standard model. For the wormhole solution. it is explicity shown that the considered matter is non-exotic, that is, it does not violate the energy conditions. Also, static solutions are studied. There is only one static solution,a conical spacetime. In this case, the matter satisfies the energy condition critically.

  9. Tension Tests of Copper Thin Films

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    Park, Kyung Jo; Kim, Chung Youb [Chonnam Nat’l Univ., Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-08-15

    Tension tests for copper thin films with thickness of 12 μm were performed by using a digital image correlation method based on consecutive digital images. When calculating deformation using digital image correlation, a large deformation causes errors in the calculated result. In this study, the calculation procedure was improved to reduce the error, so that the full field deformation and the strain of the specimen could be accurately and directly measured on its surface. From the calculated result, it can be seen that the strain distribution is not uniform and its variation is severe, unlike the distribution in a common bulk specimen. This might result from the surface roughness introduced in the films during the fabrication process by electro-deposition.

  10. Neurotrophic factors in tension-type headache

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    Renan B. Domingues

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Neurotrophic factors (NF are involved in pain regulation and a few studies have suggested that they may play a pathophysiological role in primary headaches. The aim of this study was to investigate NF levels in patients with tension type headache (TTH. We carried out a cross sectional study including 48 TTH patients and 48 age and gender matched controls. Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories, and Headache Impact Test were recorded. Serum levels of NF were determined by ELISA. There were not significant differences between NF levels between TTH patients and controls. Patients with chronic and episodic TTH had not significant differences in NF levels. The presence of headache at the time of evaluation did not significantly alter the levels of NF. Depression and anxiety scores as well as headache impact did not correlate with NF levels. Our study suggest that the serum levels of NF are not altered in TTH.

  11. [Field of tension between psychomatics and psychiatry].

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    Kurt, H; Büchi, S; Haring, C; Pycha, R

    2012-11-01

    As a medical topic psychosomatic medicine is able to look back on an almost 100-year-old tradition. Nevertheless, questions about its definition, area of application and by whom it should be practiced remains unsolved. This causes considerable tension with the field of psychiatry which has always seen psychosomatic medicine as a subspecialty of its own discipline. In the article, the development and current position of psychosomatic medicine in German speaking countries other than Germany (Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol) is presented. While psychosomatic care is currently planned and also partially already executed in Austria, psychosomatic medicine in Switzerland is located with general practitioners on the one hand and consultation-liaison psychiatry on the other. After the radical psychiatric reform of the late 1970s in South Tyrol psychosomatic medicine proved to be a means to remove taboos regarding psychiatric institutions and the mentally ill.

  12. Tending the tensions in co-creation

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    -creation as a process of mutual learning to be valued at least as much as the outcome AND the neoliberal instrumentalisation of creativity in the service of social innovation and economic growth. The papers build on the themes of Knowledge and Power in Collaborative Research: A Reflexive Approach (Phillips, Kristiansen......Across fields of social practice, the harnessing of creativity in collaborative, dialogic processes of knowledge production is championed as a means to empower participants as agents and generate practice change. ‘Collaboration’, ‘dialogue’ and ‘participation’ have become buzzwords with a taken...... et al, Routledge, 2012), adopting a critical, reflexive approach that interrogates the tensions AND is committed to developing co-creative methods....

  13. Tending the tensions in co-creation

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    Phillips, Professor MSO Louise; Nordentoft, Helle Merete; Pedersen, Lektor Christina Hee

    2013-01-01

    -creation as a process of mutual learning to be valued at least as much as the outcome AND the neoliberal instrumentalisation of creativity in the service of social innovation and economic growth. The papers build on the themes of Knowledge and Power in Collaborative Research: A Reflexive Approach (Phillips, Kristiansen......Across fields of social practice, the harnessing of creativity in collaborative, dialogic processes of knowledge production is championed as a means to empower participants as agents and generate practice change. ‘Collaboration’, ‘dialogue’ and ‘participation’ have become buzzwords with a taken...... et al, Routledge, 2012), adopting a critical, reflexive approach that interrogates the tensions AND is committed to developing co-creative methods....

  14. Effects of tension on vortex-induced vibration (VIV) responses of a long tensioned cylinder in uniform flows

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    Kang, Ling; Ge, Fei; Wu, Xiaodong; Hong, Youshi

    2017-02-01

    The effects of tension on vortex-induced vibration (VIV) responses for a tension-dominated long cylinder with an aspect ratio of 550 in uniform flows are experimentally investigated in this paper. The results show that elevated tension suppresses fluctuations of maximum displacement with respect to flow velocity and makes chaotic VIV more likely to appear. With respect to periodic VIV, if elevated tension is applied, the dominant vibration frequency in the in-line (IL) direction will switch from a fundamental vibration frequency to twice the value of the fundamental vibration frequency, which results in a ratio of the dominant vibration frequency in the IL direction to that in the cross-flow direction of 2.0. The suppression of the elevated tension in the fluctuation of the maximum displacement causes the axial tension to become an active control parameter for the VIV maximum displacement of a tension-dominated long riser or tether of an engineering structure in deep oceans. However, the axial tension must be optimized before being used since the high dominant vibration frequency due to the elevated tension may unfavorably affect the fatigue life of the riser or tether.

  15. Materiales e innovación en arquitectura sanitaria: cobre, barrera antibacteriana para espacios sanitarios = Materials and innovation in sanitary architecture: copper, antibacterial barrier for sanitary spaces

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    Paula Aillón García

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available La inclusión del cobre como material antibacteriano en la arquitectura sanitaria ayuda a resolver la gran paradoja que existe en los servicios asistenciales; entrar a servicios de salud para sanarse de una enfermedad puntual y adquirir enfermedades de riesgo de muerte. Esta investigación demuestra la eficacia del cobre en formato laminar en vez de sólido, haciendo mediciones de
 con luminometría, abriendo un camino factible para el cobre como revestimiento antibacteriano y dotando de su propiedad antibacteriana superficial a costos reducidos, sin necesidad de cambios de mobiliario ni obras Abstract The inclusion of copper as an antibacterial material in health architecture helps to solve the great paradox that exists in healthcare services; enter health services to heal from a specific illness and acquire life-threatening diseases. This research demonstrates the effectiveness of copper in laminar format instead of solid, making measurements of ATP with luminometry, opening a feasible way for copper as an antibacterial coating and endowing its superficial antibacterial property at reduced costs, without the need for furniture changes or works.

  16. La cuestión sanitaria en el debate modernidad-posmodernidad The sanitary question in the modernity-postmodernity debate

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    Celia Iriart

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo situa a la cuestión sanitaria en el debate modernidad-posmodernidad. Tal análisis se realiza desde una posición filosófica que plantea la crisis de la modernidad y cuestiona la torsión ideológica que a la misma le propicía la posmodernidad obturando las visiones cuestionadoras. Propiciando una vision alternativa de lo político pensada desde el plano de la potencia, recuperando el rol del sujeto en la decisión de producir transformaciones.This work analyzes the sanitary question in the modernity-postmodernity debate. Such analyses are performed form a philosophical position that states the crisis of Modernity and questions the ideological twist that to itself propitiates postmodernity, shutting out questioning views or visions. It propitiates an alternative view of politics, thinking of it from the potency plane and giving a role to the subject in the decision of producing transformations.

  17. Un balance personal de 25 años de gestión sanitaria moderna en el Sistema Nacional de Salud

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    Belenes R.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La transferencia, a principios del año 2002, del INSALUD a todas las comunidades autónomas que no disponían todavía de las competencias sobre servicios sanitarios de la Seguridad Social cierra un ciclo de gestión sanitaria moderna en España que, no obstante, no ha tenido el dinamismo ni la capacidad de innovación de la gestión empresarial. A pesar de ello, ha conocido, en estos 25 años de existencia, un auge y florecimiento espectaculares. Los problemas de nuestro sistema sanitario, o bien están vinculados a los inherentes a un sistema público de cobertura universal, generosas prestaciones y subfinanciación clara, o son los propios de un modelo organizativo obsoleto con falta de autonomía de los centros y de los profesionales, o guardan relación con las mayores expectativas de los ciudadanos y con la enorme complejidad de la medicina del futuro. Todo ello debe abordarse desde la perspectiva de una nueva gestión propia del nuevo siglo. El Sistema Nacional de Salud es apreciado por los ciudadanos, a la vez que tiene carencias y problemas muy serios; el principal riesgo es una deslegitimación crónica y progresiva, por la que los ciudadanos pierdan la fe y la confianza en el sistema sanitario público.

  18. La investigación-acción-participante como estrategia para la capacitación y evaluación en educación sanitaria

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    Perdomo Gloria

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos aquí los resultados de un estudio acerca de las prácticas educativas promovidas por la Escuela de Malariología y Saneamiento Ambiental "Dr. Arnoldo Gabaldón" (EMSA, institución pionera en la formación de personal de salud y que está adscrita al Ministerio de Sanidad y Asistencia Social en Venezuela. Dicho estudio se realizó como experiencia de investigación-acción-participativa al incorporar el punto de vista de autoridades, docentes y alumnos acerca de las prácticas educativas en la que ellos intervienen. Como resultados de este esfuerzo cooperativo, fué posible reconstruir teóricamente los modelos educativos implícitos en los programas de educación sanitaria de la EMSA, y a partir de su análisis crítico, se diseñaron y probaron alternativas metodológicas orientadas a lograr la autonomía de las comunidades en los asuntos referidos a la preservación de la salud de sus habitantes.

  19. Sanidad Penitenciaria: reflexiones sobre la inercia de los sistemas y la baja efectividad de las políticas sanitarias en España

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    J.R. Repullo

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available El bloqueo en la aplicación de la transferencia de la sanidad penitenciaria a las CCAA, supone un problema sanitario y social, y también indica una gran debilidad institucional y política. El artículo revisa la dinámica de poder entre administraciones y niveles, señalando el carácter subordinado de las agendas sanitarias frente a las políticas y económicas, así como las importantes capacidades de bloqueo del entorno. Sobre esta base se postulan algunas estrategias de mejora de la factibilidad futura de integración de la sanidad penitenciaria en el Sistema Nacional de Salud, a partir de la conciencia de que se precisa acumular poder e influencia, promover mejoras de servicios que mejoren la atractividad y deseabilidad de la sanidad penitenciaria, y asumir plazos más dilatados para que arraiguen cambios culturales.

  20. Estrategias de comunicación interna y externa de los hospitales públicos bonaerenses de la Región Sanitaria XI

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    Pamela Pelitti

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    Full Text Available Este artículo busca identificar y analizar las estrategias de comunicación interna y externa que se implementan en 11 hospitales públicos de la provincia de Buenos Aires de la Región Sanitaria XI seleccionados para este fin. En este sentido, se describen las estrategias de comunicación interna y externa reconocidas en estos hospitales con el fin de reconocer los procesos comunicacionales de estas instituciones de salud pública. La información obtenida muestra que si bien ha habido un avance de la implementación de estrategias comunicacionales en estos establecimientos de salud, en la mitad de ellos todavía es un campo que no ha sido explorado. A partir del diagnóstico realizado en estos hospitales se presenta la necesidad de fortalecer los espacios a través de la conformación de áreas o departamentos (institucionalizados que trabajen en pos de fortalecer los vínculos con los usuarios y la comunidad, así como también entre el personal de salud.

  1. Necessary Tension in Marine Risers (Continued Tension des colonnes montantes en mer (suite

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    Lubinski A.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available A simple, first approximation method for calculating the necessary tension in a marine riser, is presented. This article is a practical supplement ta the one published under the same title in the March-April 1977 issue of Revue de l'Institut Français du Pétrole. On présente dans cet article une méthode simple permettant de calculer en première approximation la tension d'une colonne montante en mer. Cet article est le complément pratique de celui publié sous le même titre dans le numéro mars-avril 1977 de la Revue de l'Institut Français du Pétrole.

  2. Damage development in woven fabric composites during tension-tension fatigue

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    Hansen, U.

    1999-01-01

    Impacted woven fabric composites were tested in tension-tension fatigue. In contrast to results from static testing, the effects of low energy impact damage in a fatigue environment were found to be the critical element leading to failure of the specimen. This difference emphasizes the need...... to identify and understand the fatigue damage mechanism. A relatively new non-destructive inspection technique using infrared thermography was found to be a very useful tool in detecting damage initiation and growth. Furthermore, this technique supplies valuable information to the characterization...... of the operating fatigue damage mechanism(s). Fatigue leads to a degradation of material properties. Consequently, in connection with impact induced local stress raisers, fatigue produces continuously changing non-uniform stress fields because of stress redistribution effects. Other models addressing evolution...

  3. VENOUS OCULAR BLOOD FLOW IN NORMAL TENSION AND HIGH TENSION GLAUCOMA

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    Natalia I Kurysheva

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to study the eye’s venous blood flow and the correlation between clinical data and ocular blood flow in normal tension and high tension open angle glaucoma (POAG. Methods: Color Doppler imaging of arterial and venous blood flow was performed on 78 patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG, 80 patients with high-pressure glaucoma (HPG and 60 control subjects. The statistical analysis included the calculation of the correlation between clinical data and ocular blood flow parameters, as well as Pearson’s correlation coefficient. The threshold P value for statistical significance was 0.05. Results: Ocular blood flow (both arterial and venous was significantly reduced in NTG and HTG, compared to the control group. While the arterial blood flow reduction was more significant in HTG than in NTG, a decrease in venous blood flow had a higher incidence in NTG. In contrast to the control group, POAG patients showed a correlation between clinical data and venous blood flow. The correlation was higher in NTG patients. Conclusions: The results obtained indicate the potential importance of venous blood flow in glaucoma pathogenesis, especially in NTG.

  4. The Cartesian Diver, Surface Tension and the Cheerios Effect

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    Chen, Chi-Tung; Lee, Wen-Tang; Kao, Sung-Kai

    2014-01-01

    A Cartesian diver can be used to measure the surface tension of a liquid to a certain extent. The surface tension measurement is related to the two critical pressures at which the diver is about to sink and about to emerge. After sinking because of increasing pressure, the diver is repulsed to the centre of the vessel. After the pressure is…

  5. Surface tension and long range corrections of cylindrical interfaces.

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    Bourasseau, E; Malfreyt, P; Ghoufi, A

    2015-12-21

    The calculation of the surface tension of curved interfaces has been deeply investigated from molecular simulation during this last past decade. Recently, the thermodynamic Test-Area (TA) approach has been extended to the calculation of surface tension of curved interfaces. In the case of the cylindrical vapour-liquid interfaces of water and Lennard-Jones fluids, it was shown that the surface tension was independent of the curvature of the interface. In addition, the surface tension of the cylindrical interface is higher than that of the planar interface. Molecular simulations of cylindrical interfaces have been so far performed (i) by using a shifted potential, (ii) by means of large cutoff without periodic boundary conditions, or (iii) by ignoring the long range corrections to the surface tension due to the difficulty to estimate them. Indeed, unlike the planar interfaces there are no available operational expressions to consider the tail corrections to the surface tension of cylindrical interfaces. We propose here to develop the long range corrections of the surface tension for cylindrical interfaces by using the non-exponential TA (TA2) method. We also extend the formulation of the Mecke-Winkelmann corrections initially developed for planar surfaces to cylindrical interfaces. We complete this study by the calculation of the surface tension of cylindrical surfaces of liquid tin and copper using the embedded atom model potentials.

  6. Surface Tension Screen Failure Detection Method and Apparatus.

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    Apparatus for detecting failure of a surface tension screen disposed between a holding chamber and a main chamber of a tank includes a fixture for...Comparison of the measurements provides an assessment of the integrity of the surface tension screen. If the measurements are significantly different

  7. Managing tensions during the innovation journey of high tech startups

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    Groen, A.J.; Wakkee, I.A.M.; de Weerd-Nederhof, P.C.

    2008-01-01

    Answering the question of how enabling technology-based firms manage tensions in their development process, we focus on tensions related to balancing the need to explore new developments for future performance, with the need to exploit existing capabilities to generate sufficient value in the short

  8. Corrosion resistance of grouted post-tensioning systems : [summary].

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    2013-08-01

    The increased popularity of post-tensioned bridge construction in the United States has led to concerns about corrosion and its impact on the life cycle of these bridges. Although the vast majority of post-tensioned bridges in the United States have ...

  9. Boundary tension of 2D and 3D Ising models

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    Zandvliet, Henricus J.W.; Hoede, C.

    A simple route to determine the boundary tension of Ising models is proposed. As pointed out by Onsager, the boundary tension is an important quantity since it vanishes at the critical temperature and can thus be used to determine the critical temperature. Here we derive expressions for the boundary

  10. Surface tension of ionic liquids and ionic liquid solutions.

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    Tariq, Mohammad; Freire, Mara G; Saramago, Benilde; Coutinho, João A P; Lopes, José N Canongia; Rebelo, Luís Paulo N

    2012-01-21

    Some of the most active scientific research fronts of the past decade are centered on ionic liquids. These fluids present characteristic surface behavior and distinctive trends of their surface tension versus temperature. One way to explore and understand their unique nature is to study their surface properties. This critical review analyses most of the surface tension data reported between 2001 and 2010 (187 references).

  11. Recognising Value Tensions That Underlie Problems in Inclusive Education

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    Norwich, Brahm

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to examine some tensions that underlie inclusive education as regards pupils with disabilities and difficulties. Two key tensions are analysed: difference as enabling-stigmatising (dilemmas of difference) and participation-protection, both of which can lead to significant dilemmas. Berlin's hedgehog-fox distinction about the unity…

  12. Conducting Qualitative Data Analysis: Managing Dynamic Tensions within

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    Chenail, Ronald J.

    2012-01-01

    In the third of a series of "how-to" essays on conducting qualitative data analysis, Ron Chenail examines the dynamic tensions within the process of qualitative data analysis that qualitative researchers must manage in order to produce credible and creative results. These tensions include (a) the qualities of the data and the qualitative data…

  13. C2-rational cubic spline involving tension parameters

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    http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/pmsc/110/03/0305-0314. Keywords. Interpolation; rational; spline; tension parameter; monotonicity; convexity; continuity. Abstract. In the present paper, 1-piecewise rational cubic spline function involving tension parameters is considered which produces a monotonic interpolant to a given ...

  14. Strain Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Members Subjected to Uniaxial Tension

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    Hagsten, Lars German; Rasmussen, Annette Beedholm; Fisker, Jakob

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to set up a method to determine the strain capacity of tension bars of reinforced concrete (RC) subjected to pure tension. Due to the interaction between reinforcement and concrete and due to the presence of cracks, the stresses in both reinforcement and concrete are vary...

  15. Measuring Surface Tension of a Flowing Soap Film

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    Sane, Aakash; Kim, Ildoo; Mandre, Shreyas

    2016-11-01

    It is well known that surface tension is sensitive to the presence of surfactants and many conventional methods exist to measure it. These techniques measure surface tension either by intruding into the system or by changing its geometry. Use of conventional methods in the case of a flowing soap film is not feasible because intruding the soap film changes surface tension due to Marangoni effect. We present a technique in which we measure the surface tension in situ of a flowing soap film without intruding into the film. A flowing soap film is created by letting soap solution drip between two wires. The interaction of the soap film with the wires causes the wires to deflect which can be measured. Surface tension is calculated using a relation between curvature of the wires and the surface tension. Our measurements indicate that the surface tension of the flowing soap film for our setup is around 0.05 N/m. The nature of this technique makes it favorable for measuring surface tension of flowing soap films whose properties change on intrusion.

  16. FRP tendon anchorage in post-tensioned concrete structures

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    Schmidt, Jacob Wittrup; Täljsten, Björn; Bennitz, Anders

    2008-01-01

    Strengthening of building structures by the use of various external post-tensioning steel tendon systems, is known to be a very efficient method. However, FRP as material in external post-tensioning projects has been investigated during the last decade. The advantages for this material are the high...

  17. Tension band wiring fi xation is associated with good functional ...

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    Background: Tension band wiring (TBW) is a widely accepted technique for olecranon fractures. Various investigators have reported a significant rate of complications especially hardware prominence. The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical and radiological outcome after tension band wiring of olecranon ...

  18. Managing Tensions Between New and Existing Business Models

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    Sund, Kristian J.; Bogers, Marcel; Villarroel Fernandez, Juan Andrei

    2016-01-01

    Exploring new business models may be a good way to stay competitive, but doing so can create tensions internally, in areas such as organizational structure and competition for resources. Companies exploring business model innovation may not recognize the inevitability of these tensions and thus...

  19. Maximizing aesthetics in lateral-tension abdominoplasty and body lifts.

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    Lockwood, Ted E

    2004-10-01

    The high-lateral-tension abdominoplasty addresses the practical and theoretic faults of standard abdominoplasty design. Key features include limited direct undermining, increased lateral skin resection with highest-tension wound closure along lateral limbs, two-layer superficial fascial system repair, and significant truncal liposuction when needed. The high-lateral-tension design limits the unfavorable features of standard abdominoplasty and produces balanced natural aesthetic contours. The high-lateral-tension abdominoplasty is the foundation for treatment of more generalized relaxation problems in the circumferential trunk and thighs. For more significant thigh laxity and buttock ptosis, the lateral-tension abdominoplasty is combined with the transverse thigh/buttock lift to produce the lower body lift #2.

  20. Planck and the local Universe: quantifying the tension

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    Verde, Licia; Protopapas, Pavlos

    2013-01-01

    We use the latest Planck constraints, and in particular constraints on the derived parameters (Hubble constant and age of the Universe) for the local universe and compare them with local measurements of the same quantities. We propose a way to quantify whether cosmological parameters constraints from two different experiments are in tension or not. Our statistic, T, is an evidence ratio and therefore can be interpreted with the widely used Jeffrey's scale. We find that in the framework of the LCDM model, the Planck inferred two dimensional, joint, posterior distribution for the Hubble constant and age of the Universe is in "strong" tension with the local measurements; the odds being ~ 1:50. We explore several possibilities for explaining this tension and examine the consequences both in terms of unknown errors and deviations from the LCDM model. In some one-parameter LCDM model extensions, tension is reduced whereas in other extensions, tension is instead increased. In particular, small total neutrino masses ...

  1. Tension stimulation drives tissue formation in scaffold-free systems

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    Lee, Jennifer K.; Huwe, Le W.; Paschos, Nikolaos; Aryaei, Ashkan; Gegg, Courtney A.; Hu, Jerry C.; Athanasiou, Kyriacos A.

    2017-08-01

    Scaffold-free systems have emerged as viable approaches for engineering load-bearing tissues. However, the tensile properties of engineered tissues have remained far below the values for native tissue. Here, by using self-assembled articular cartilage as a model to examine the effects of intermittent and continuous tension stimulation on tissue formation, we show that the application of tension alone, or in combination with matrix remodelling and synthesis agents, leads to neocartilage with tensile properties approaching those of native tissue. Implantation of tension-stimulated tissues results in neotissues that are morphologically reminiscent of native cartilage. We also show that tension stimulation can be translated to a human cell source to generate anisotropic human neocartilage with enhanced tensile properties. Tension stimulation, which results in nearly sixfold improvements in tensile properties over unstimulated controls, may allow the engineering of mechanically robust biological replacements of native tissue.

  2. Design of tension control system for fiber placement equipments

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    Hongjie CHANG

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Aiming at the tension control requirements of automatic fiber placement equipments and the problems of traditional tension control system, the hammer tension control system is designed. The hammer is used as a buffer unit in the system, and the tension can be indirectly controlled by the position of the hammer. The system adopts the motion controller as the core element of the system, the AC servo motor as the actuator and the laser position sensor as the detector. The fuzzy PID control algorithm is used for the position control of hammer, which can avoid tension fluctuation by full consideration of the acceleration of the hammer. Prototype experimental results show that this system can avoid the problems of disconnection and relaxation of fiber, meanwhile, the static difference ratio and fluctuation ratio can meet the requirements of engineering practice.

  3. Caracterizacion, identificacion y localizacion de huecos de tension: revision del estado del arte

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    Blanco Solano, Jairo; Petit Suarez, Johann F; Ordonez Plata, Gabriel; Barrera Nunez, Victor

    2012-01-01

    ... el sistema electrico [4, 5] y [6]. Entre las perturbaciones, las de mayor ocurrencia son las interrupciones, las componentes armonicas de tension y corriente, las fluctuaciones de tension, las elevaciones de tension y los huecos de tension [7]. Debido al impacto de los huecos de tension en las cargas industriales, los costos producidos por ...

  4. [Prozac treatment of chronic tension headache].

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    Voznesenskaia, T G

    1999-01-01

    The paper summarizes the experience of therapy of chronic tension type headache (TTH) with prozac (fluoxetine)--a selective serotonine reuptake inhibitor. The data are presented concerning clinical psychologic examination of 20 outpatients with chronic TTH both before and after therapy with prozac in daily dose of 20 mg during 6 weeks. Background study of the patients revealed severe depression (according to Beck's and SCL-90 scales), anxiety (Spilberger scale) and alexitimia (Toronto scale). Before the treatment, a frequency of TTH attacks was at least four times a week, the intensivity was equal to 8.9 scores according to visual analogous scale. Together with a headache there were psychopathologic and psychoautonomic manifestations. After the course of therapy the headaches disappeared completely in 25%, while considerable improvement was observed in 75% of the patients. The levels of depression, anxiety, somatization have decreased significantly too. Side effects as well as withdrawal syndrome weren't found. The role of depression in formation of chronic TTH, as well as the role of alixetimia in formation of somatizated variation of the depression were considered.

  5. Surface Tension Driven Convection Experiment (STDCE)

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    Ostrach, S.; Kamotani, Y.

    1996-01-01

    This document reports the results obtained from the Surface Tension Driven Convection Experiment (STDCE) conducted aboard the USML-1 Spacelab in 1992. The experiments used 10 cSt silicone oil placed in an open circular container that was 10 cm wide and 5 cm deep. Thermocapillary flow was induced by using either a cylindrical heater placed along the container centerline or by a CO2 laser. The tests were conducted under various power settings, laser beam diameters, and free surface shapes. Thermistors located at various positions in the test section recorded the temperature of the fluid, heater, walls, and air. An infrared imager was used to measure the free surface temperature. The flow field was studied by flow visualization and the data was analyzed by a PTV technique. The results from the flow visualization and the temperature measurements are compared with the numerical analysis that was conducted in conjunction with the experiment. The compared results include the experimental and numerical velocity vector plots, the streamline plots, the fluid temperature, and the surface temperature distribution.

  6. Ice Accretion with Varying Surface Tension

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    Bilanin, Alan J.; Anderson, David N.

    1995-01-01

    During an icing encounter of an aircraft in flight, super-cooled water droplets impinging on an airfoil may splash before freezing. This paper reports tests performed to determine if this effect is significant and uses the results to develop an improved scaling method for use in icing test facilities. Simple laboratory tests showed that drops splash on impact at the Reynolds and Weber numbers typical of icing encounters. Further confirmation of droplet splash came from icing tests performed in the NaSA Lewis Icing Research Tunnel (IRT) with a surfactant added to the spray water to reduce the surface tension. The resulting ice shapes were significantly different from those formed when no surfactant was added to the water. These results suggested that the droplet Weber number must be kept constant to properly scale icing test conditions. Finally, the paper presents a Weber-number-based scaling method and reports results from scaling tests in the IRT in which model size was reduced up to a factor of 3. Scale and reference ice shapes are shown which confirm the effectiveness of this new scaling method.

  7. Endothelial monolayer permeability under controlled oxygen tension.

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    Funamoto, Kenichi; Yoshino, Daisuke; Matsubara, Kento; Zervantonakis, Ioannis K; Funamoto, Kiyoe; Nakayama, Masafumi; Masamune, Jun; Kimura, Yoshitaka; Kamm, Roger D

    2017-06-19

    Endothelial permeability has been extensively investigated in the context of pathologies such as cancer and also in studies of drug delivery from the circulation. Hypoxia is a critical regulator of endothelial cell (EC) behavior and affects the barrier function of endothelial linings, yet its role has been little studied. This paper reveals the effect of hypoxia on the permeability of an EC monolayer by cellular experiments using a microfluidic device and a conventional cell culture dish. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were seeded into one microfluidic channel, creating an EC monolayer on each vertical surface of a collagen gel confined to a central chamber. Oxygen tension was regulated to produce normoxic (21% O2) or hypoxic (3% O2) conditions by the supply of gas mixtures of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen at predefined ratios into channels fabricated into the device. Permeability of the EC monolayer quantified by analyzing diffusion of fluorescence-labelled dextrans into the collagen gel increases with barrier function loss by 6 hour hypoxic exposure, showing 11-fold and 4-fold increases for 70 kDa and 10 kDa dextrans, respectively, on average. Consistent with this, subsequent immunofluorescent staining and separate western blot analysis of HUVECs on a culture dish demonstrate loose cell-cell adhesion resulting from internalization of VE-cadherin under hypoxia. Thus, hypoxic stress increases endothelial permeability by altering cell-cell junction integrity.

  8. Surface Tension of Biological Polyelectrolyte Solutions.

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    Okubo; Kobayashi

    1998-09-15

    Surface tensions, gamma, of biological polyelectrolytes in aqueous solutions are studied systematically as possible at the air-water interface by the Wilhelmy method. The polyelectrolytes measured are sodium chondroitin sulfates A (NaCRA) and C (NaCRC), sodium poly-alpha,l-glutamate (NaPGA), poly-l-lysine hydrobromide (PLL . HBr), deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), lysozyme (LZ), and bovine serum albumin (BSA). Linear-type macroions such as NaCR, NaPGA, PLL . HBr, and DNA have no surface activity in a wide range of polymer concentrations below the critical polymer concentration, m*, and increases as the concentration increases above m*. Surface activity of the undissociated state of macroions is rather high in general. Globule-like macroions such as LZ and BSA show high surface activity at isoelectric point above m* accompanied with orientation of the molecules along the air-water interface. Separation into the hydrophobic and hydrophilic parts at the interface and balancing in their strength are important for appearance of surface activity. Copyright 1998 Academic Press.

  9. Ethnography in community psychology: promises and tensions.

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    Case, Andrew D; Todd, Nathan R; Kral, Michael J

    2014-09-01

    Community psychology recognizes the need for research methods that illuminate context, culture, diversity, and process. One such method, ethnography, has crossed into multiple disciplines from anthropology, and indeed, community psychologists are becoming community ethnographers. Ethnographic work stands at the intersection of bridging universal questions with the particularities of people and groups bounded in time, geographic location, and social location. Ethnography is thus historical and deeply contextual, enabling a rich, in-depth understanding of communities that is aligned with the values and goals of community psychology. The purpose of this paper is to elucidate the potential of ethnography for community psychology and to encourage its use within the field as a method to capture culture and context, to document process, and to reveal how social change and action occur within and through communities. We discuss the method of ethnography, draw connections to community psychology values and goals, and identify tensions from our experiences doing ethnography. Overall, we assert that ethnography is a method that resonates with community psychology and present this paper as a resource for those interested in using this method in their research or community activism.

  10. Surface tension of Nanofluid-type fuels containing suspended nanomaterials.

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    Tanvir, Saad; Qiao, Li

    2012-04-18

    The surface tension of ethanol and n-decane based nanofluid fuels containing suspended aluminum (Al), aluminum oxide (Al2O3), and boron (B) nanoparticles as well as dispersible multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were measured using the pendant drop method by solving the Young-Laplace equation. The effects of nanoparticle concentration, size and the presence of a dispersing agent (surfactant) on surface tension were determined. The results show that surface tension increases both with particle concentration (above a critical concentration) and particle size for all cases. This is because the Van der Waals force between particles at the liquid/gas interface increases surface free energy and thus increases surface tension. At low particle concentrations, however, addition of particles has little influence on surface tension because of the large distance between particles. An exception is when a surfactant was used or when (MWCNTs) was involved. For such cases, the surface tension decreases compared to the pure base fluid. The hypothesis is the polymer groups attached to (MWCNTs) and the surfactant layer between a particle and the surround fluid increases the electrostatic force between particles and thus reduce surface energy and surface tension.

  11. Surface tension of Nanofluid-type fuels containing suspended nanomaterials

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    2012-01-01

    The surface tension of ethanol and n-decane based nanofluid fuels containing suspended aluminum (Al), aluminum oxide (Al2O3), and boron (B) nanoparticles as well as dispersible multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were measured using the pendant drop method by solving the Young-Laplace equation. The effects of nanoparticle concentration, size and the presence of a dispersing agent (surfactant) on surface tension were determined. The results show that surface tension increases both with particle concentration (above a critical concentration) and particle size for all cases. This is because the Van der Waals force between particles at the liquid/gas interface increases surface free energy and thus increases surface tension. At low particle concentrations, however, addition of particles has little influence on surface tension because of the large distance between particles. An exception is when a surfactant was used or when (MWCNTs) was involved. For such cases, the surface tension decreases compared to the pure base fluid. The hypothesis is the polymer groups attached to (MWCNTs) and the surfactant layer between a particle and the surround fluid increases the electrostatic force between particles and thus reduce surface energy and surface tension. PMID:22513039

  12. Automated wireless monitoring system for cable tension using smart sensors

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    Sim, Sung-Han; Li, Jian; Jo, Hongki; Park, Jongwoong; Cho, Soojin; Spencer, Billie F.; Yun, Chung-Bang

    2013-04-01

    Cables are critical load carrying members of cable-stayed bridges; monitoring tension forces of the cables provides valuable information for SHM of the cable-stayed bridges. Monitoring systems for the cable tension can be efficiently realized using wireless smart sensors in conjunction with vibration-based cable tension estimation approaches. This study develops an automated cable tension monitoring system using MEMSIC's Imote2 smart sensors. An embedded data processing strategy is implemented on the Imote2-based wireless sensor network to calculate cable tensions using a vibration-based method, significantly reducing the wireless data transmission and associated power consumption. The autonomous operation of the monitoring system is achieved by AutoMonitor, a high-level coordinator application provided by the Illinois SHM Project Services Toolsuite. The monitoring system also features power harvesting enabled by solar panels attached to each sensor node and AutoMonitor for charging control. The proposed wireless system has been deployed on the Jindo Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge located in South Korea. Tension forces are autonomously monitored for 12 cables in the east, land side of the bridge, proving the validity and potential of the presented tension monitoring system for real-world applications.

  13. Diptera of sanitary importance associated with composting of biosolids in Argentina Dípteros de importancia sanitaria asociados al compostaje de biosólidos en Argentina

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    Valeria Alejandra Labud

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    sanitaria y su carácter autóctono o introducido. MÉTODOS: El muestreo se realizó desde octubre de 1999 a marzo de 2000. Los adultos se colectaron utilizando una red entomológica. Las larvas y las pupas, obtenidas de las pilas de compostaje, se incubaron para obtener adultos. Se calcularon riqueza, abundancia y relación de sexos. RESULTADOS: Se identificaron 9 taxones de Diptera: Sarconesia chlorogaster, Phaenicia sericata, Calliphora vicina, Cochliomya macellaria, Ophyra sp, Muscina stabulans, Musca domestica, Sarcophaga sp y Fannia sp. También se capturaron especímenes de Anthomyiidae, Acaliptratae y una larva de Eristalis tenax. Ophyra sp fue el taxón más abundante. Todos los especímenes capturados pertenecieron a taxones introducidos y la mayoría de ellos, son eusinantrópicos y/o hemisinantrótpicos. Además, tienen importancia sanitaria dado que pueden causar myiasis y pseudomyiasis. La cantidad de hembras registrada y el hallazgo de estadios inmaduros indican que estas moscas pueden desarrollar su ciclo completo de vida en las pilas de compostaje. CONCLUSIONES: La caracterización de las moscas encontradas en la Planta de Compostaje de Bariloche puede ser de utilidad para definir la instalación en zonas urbanas o semi-urbanas de este tipo de plantas. Adicionalmente, aporta información sobre aspectos sanitarios en esta clase de emprendimientos.

  14. EVALUACIÓN ECONÓMICA DE INTERVENCIONES SANITARIAS EN ESPAÑA DURANTE EL PERÍODO 1983-2008

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: La evaluación económica se ha promulgado como una herramienta de ayuda en los procesos de toma de decisiones en la asignación de recursos y en la adopción de tecnologías sanitarias. El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido analizar la evolución y las principales características de los trabajos de evaluación económica de intervenciones sanitarias en España durante el período 1983-2008. Metodología: Estudio observacional descriptivo. Se ha realizado una revisión sistemática en bases de datos bibliográficas (Pub- Med/MEDLINE, SCOPUS, ISI Web of Knowledge, CRD, IME, IBECS y manualmente a través de Internet en revistas y organismos públicos. Se definieron criterios de inclusión y exclusión, y un conjunto de variables para analizar las características de los artículos seleccionados. Resultados: 477 trabajos cumplieron los criterios de inclusión. Las características más frecuentes fueron: análisis coste-efectividad (62,5%, análisis de decisiones (34,0%, perspectiva del sistema sanitario (42,1%, intervenciones terapéuticas (70,0% y financiación no explícita (44,0%. La distribución geográfica por Comunidades Autónomas de los primeros autores fue: Cataluña (29,3%, Comunidad de Madrid (23,7%, Andalucía (6,7% y Comunidad Valenciana (6,3%. El 50,9% de los autores principales trabajaban en centros hospitalarios o de atención especializada. Las intervenciones se dirigían principalmente a enfermedades cardiovasculares (15,7%, enfermedades infecciosas y parasitarias (15,3% y tumores malignos (13,2%. El 82,2% de los trabajos hacía recomendaciones orientadas a la toma de decisiones. Conclusiones: En el período analizado se observó una evolución creciente del número estudios. Los trabajos identificados son heterógeneos en la calidad de la información reportada respecto a los métodos de análisis, las fuentes de datos, el tipo de intervención, o la causa de enfermedad estudiada. Parece necesario hacer m

  15. PRESENTE Y FUTURO DE LA PSICOLOGÍA CLÍNICA Y SANITARIA EN ESPAÑA: UNA VISIÓN ALTERNATIVA

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    Full Text Available En nuestro país existen actualmente dos tipos de psicólogos titulados con competencias para el ejercicio de la psicología en el ámbito sanitario: el Psicólogo Especialista en Psicología Clínica (PEPC y el Psicólogo General Sanitario (PGS. Estas titulaciones están legalmente reguladas y la acreditación en las mismas se obtiene a través de dos tipos diferentes de programas de formación de posgrado: el Programa de Internado y Residencia (PIR en el caso de los PEPC; y el Master de Psicología General Sanitaria (MPGS en el caso del PGS. Estos programas tienen una duración temporal diferente (4 años el PIR y 2 años el MPGS y a ellos se accede después de la realización de los correspondientes estudios de Grado (o de licenciatura en Psicología. Sin embargo, tanto los objetivos y las competencias a alcanzar, como el contenido de sus programas de formación, son realmente muy similares, a pesar de las diferentes denominaciones lingüísticas utilizadas para describir los mismos. En base a esas diferencias temporales y terminológicas existentes entre ambos programas, algunas asociaciones españolas (ANPIR, COP, AEPCP y AEN defienden la postura de que entre ambas titulaciones se debería establecer además de una jerarquización, una delimitación clara respecto de las funciones que pueden realizar ambas (clínicas y especializadas versus sanitarias y generales y de los ámbitos o contextos en los que pueden ejercerlas (público versus privado. En nuestro artículo rebatimos estas posturas y las razones en las que se basan y argumentamos extensamente en favor de una propuesta alternativa más acorde con la realidad de los hechos y más armónica con el contexto europeo en relación con la acreditación profesional en Psicología Clínica, en el sentido de asumir la existencia de las dos titulaciones independientes de psicólogos clínicos (el PEPC y el PGS, con acceso directo a ambas desde la titulación del Grado en Psicología, y con

  16. [Alfredo Tramoyeres Cases (1910-2002): first chairman of the Department of Urology at the Ciudad Sanitaria La Fe. Documentary-historical analysis of his works].

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    Cánovas Ivorra, José Antonio; Tramoyeres Galvañ, Alfredo; Sánchez Ballester, Francisco; De la Torre Abril, Luis; Ordoño Domínguez, Felipe; Navalón Verdejo, Pedro; Pérez Albacete, Mariano; López Alcina, Emilio; Zaragoza Orts, Julio

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    Urology, having been part of general surgery for centuries, was completely consolidated as a medical speciality in the middle of the XX Century as the result of years of evolution and development, and all the studies and works of certain authors that represent today the mainstays of our speciality. Valencia in the middle of the 20th century saw the birth of new hospitals including the "Ciudad Sanitaria La Fe". Alfredo Tramoyeres Cases was the first chairman of the Department of Urology. This article reviews his long and fertile professional life. We have reviewed all his scientific works. The articles have been obtained from Medicina Española, Revista Española de Cirugía Traumatológica y Ortopedia, and Archivos Españoles de Urología. His most important urological work is his doctoral thesis with the title "Sigmoid-procto-ureterostomy: personal modification" published in Valencia in 1976. For his biography we used the" Biographic and bibliographic history of the Spanish Urology over the XX century" and interviews with family members. We emphasize his thorough description of the various types of urinary diversion. He covers the topics of bladder diverticula and bladder neck disorders, in which he supports surgical treatment. Finally, he sets out the rupture of the posterior urethra and various treatments for prostate cancer at that time. Alfredo Tramoyeres Cases contributed to the definitive consolidation of our speciality in the area of Valencia during the second half of the XX century, through his long professional life, with his interesting scientific contributions.

  17. TENDENCIA DE LA TUBERCULOSIS EN LA REGIÓN SANITARIA V DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES, AÑOS 2000–2011

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    CHIRICO, CRISTINA; SANJURJO, MYRIAM; IRIBARREN, SARAH; APPENDINO, ANDREA; ZERBINI, ELSA; ETCHEVARRIA, MIRTA

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo fue analizar la situación epidemiológica de la tuberculosis (TB) en la Región Sanitaria V (RSV), provincia de Buenos Aires. El estudio de tendencia permitió conocer un valor promedio de las variaciones de la tasa de incidencia (TI), calculadas por regresión lineal simple y expresadas como variación anual promedio (VAP). Se analizaron el número de casos notificados y TI por 100 000 habitantes de todas las formas de TB, los casos de TB pulmonar (TBP) y TBP confirmados por bacteriología, total casos por grupos de edad: 0 – 14; 15 – 29 y mayores de 64 años, entre el 1° de enero de 2000 al 31 de diciembre de 2011. La declinación de la TI fue menor al 5% para todas las formas de TB e inferior en las TBP confirmadas bacteriológicamente. Los casos de TBP y TI más elevadas, se concentraron en el grupo de 15 a 29 años, con tendencia estable o ligeramente ascendente de la TI en la TBP bacilífera. El mismo comportamiento presentaron los casos de TBP infantil con confirmación bacteriológica. La mayor velocidad de descenso en la TI de la TBP se produjo en este grupo de edad, mientras que en mayores de 64 años, el descenso fue sostenido en el tiempo. La TB persiste como un riesgo de salud en la RSV, con casos en edades jóvenes, por lo que sigue siendo necesario fortalecer el control de la TB en esta región. PMID:26117604

  18. Los actores políticos y sociales en la formulación de la reforma sanitaria, en España

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    Etviti Joaquina E.

    1995-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudiar la participación de los actores sociales y políticos en el proceso de formulación de la politica de salud, permite comprender las características específicas de organización y funcionamiento de un sistema de salud. Este trabajo analiza el proceso de formulación de la Ley General de Salud (LGS en España con el propósito de conocer la relación entre la participación de actores sociales, políticos y económicos en la formulación de la LGS y la conformación del sistema sanitario español. Para ello, se realizó un estudio de caso durante 1982-1986. Se analizó información documental parlamentaria y prensa médica, principales diarios y revistas e informes y prensa de los actores políticos, sociales y sanitarios. La primera versión de LGS presentada por el PSOE propuso un sistema de salud con financiamiento y gestión pública para lograr cobertura universal, atención integral, participación comunitaria y educación sanitaria. Esta propuesta fue sometida a compleja negociación con grupos empresariales, sindicatos, profesionales de salud. La LGS aprobada excluye las principios de equidad e incorpora los intereses económicos privados alrededor de la salud: "libre elección" médico-hospitalaria, financiamiento público y la gestión privada del sistema de salud, y establece a la Seguridad Social como rector del sistema.

  19. Los actores políticos y sociales en la formulación de la reforma sanitaria, en España

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    Joaquina E. Etviti

    1995-03-01

    Full Text Available Estudiar la participación de los actores sociales y políticos en el proceso de formulación de la politica de salud, permite comprender las características específicas de organización y funcionamiento de un sistema de salud. Este trabajo analiza el proceso de formulación de la Ley General de Salud (LGS en España con el propósito de conocer la relación entre la participación de actores sociales, políticos y económicos en la formulación de la LGS y la conformación del sistema sanitario español. Para ello, se realizó un estudio de caso durante 1982-1986. Se analizó información documental parlamentaria y prensa médica, principales diarios y revistas e informes y prensa de los actores políticos, sociales y sanitarios. La primera versión de LGS presentada por el PSOE propuso un sistema de salud con financiamiento y gestión pública para lograr cobertura universal, atención integral, participación comunitaria y educación sanitaria. Esta propuesta fue sometida a compleja negociación con grupos empresariales, sindicatos, profesionales de salud. La LGS aprobada excluye las principios de equidad e incorpora los intereses económicos privados alrededor de la salud: "libre elección" médico-hospitalaria, financiamiento público y la gestión privada del sistema de salud, y establece a la Seguridad Social como rector del sistema.

  20. Cuestiones Controvertidas en Evaluación Económica (II: Medidas de Resultado en Salud de las Intervenciones Sanitarias

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    Full Text Available En este segundo artículo, de una serie de tres, debatiremos, empleando la técnica Metaplan, sobre cuestiones controvertidas de las medidas de resultado en salud en la evaluación económica de intervenciones sanitarias (EEIS. Las cuatro áreas de debate se centraron en: elección de las medidas de resultado en salud: en abstracto ninguna medida es superior a otra. Extrapolación y transferibilidad de las medidas de resultado en salud: los resultados de una EEIS de un país no deberían ser asumidos en otro sin realizar ciertos ajustes de distinto tipo. Instrumentos adecuados para medir la calidad de vida en España: se apuntó el EQ-5D como conveniente debido a su extendido uso internacional. Y comparaciones indirectas: la combinación de ambas comparaciones, directas e indirectas, sería recomendable si la prueba para las estimaciones indirectas fue consistente y estaba validada. Finalmente, se proponen líneas de investigación para tratar de superar las discrepancias identificadas en cada una de estas áreas, entre las cuáles se encuentran: la realización de estudios de correlación entre puntuaciones de instrumentos específicos y genéricos de medición de calidad de vida, actualizar o crear una base de datos de evaluaciones económicas realizadas en España, la estimación de los conjuntos de utilidades de la población española para instrumentos genéricos y específicos preexistentes o bien, establecer una manera común de mostrar los resultados de un meta-análisis en red.

  1. Tear fluid-eye drops compatibility assessment using surface tension.

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    Hotujac Grgurević, Martina; Juretić, Marina; Hafner, Anita; Lovrić, Jasmina; Pepić, Ivan

    2017-02-01

    To evaluate the compatibility of commercially available eye drop surface tension with the tear film physiological range and to characterize commonly used ophthalmic excipients in terms of their surface activity under eye-biorelevant conditions. There are a number of quality requirements for the eye drops (e.g. tonicity, pH, viscosity, refractive index) that needs to comply with the physiological parameters of the eye surface. However, the adjustment of surface tension properties of the eye drops to the normal range of surface tension at the air/tear fluid interface (40-46 mN/m) has received rather less attention thus far. Yet, the surface tension at the air/tear fluid interface is of vital importance for the normal function of the eye surface. The surface tension compatibility of the isotonic aqueous solutions of commonly used ophthalmic excipients as well as 18 approved eye drops with the tear fluid have been evaluated using surface tension method. Each ophthalmic ingredient including the preservatives, solubilizing agents and thickening agents can influence the surface tension of the final formulation. In case of complex ophthalmic formulations one should also consider the possible interactions among excipients and consequent impact on overall surface activity. Out of 18 evaluated eye drops, three samples were within, 12 samples were below and three samples were above the physiological range of the tear fluid surface tension. Our results provide a rationale for clinical studies aiming to assess the correlation between the eye drops surface tension and the tear film (in)stability.

  2. First-principles prediction of liquid/liquid interfacial tension

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    Andersson, Martin Peter; Bennetzen, M.V.; Klamt, A.

    2014-01-01

    The interfacial tension between two liquids is the free energy per unit surface area required to create that interface. Interfacial tension is a determining factor for two-phase liquid behavior in a wide variety of systems ranging from water flooding in oil recovery processes and remediation...... of groundwater aquifers contaminated by chlorinated solvents to drug delivery and a host of industrial processes. Here, we present a model for predicting interfacial tension from first principles using density functional theory calculations. Our model requires no experimental input and is applicable to liquid...

  3. Bending Under Tension Test with Direct Friction Measurement

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    Andreasen, Jan Lasson; Olsson, David Dam; Chodnikiewicz, K.

    2004-01-01

    A special BUT-transducer has been developed in which friction around the tool radius can be directly measured when drawing a plane sheet strip around a cylindrical tool-pin under constant back tension. The front tension, back tension and torque on the tool-pin are all measured directly, thus...... enabling accurate measurement of friction and direct determination of lubricant film breakdown for varying normal pressure, sliding speed, tool radius and tool preheat temperature. The transducer is applied in an experimental investigation focusing on limits of lubrication in drawing of stainless steel...

  4. Climate-derived tensions in Arctic security.

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    Backus, George A.; Strickland, James Hassler

    2008-09-01

    Globally, there is no lack of security threats. Many of them demand priority engagement and there can never be adequate resources to address all threats. In this context, climate is just another aspect of global security and the Arctic just another region. In light of physical and budgetary constraints, new security needs must be integrated and prioritized with existing ones. This discussion approaches the security impacts of climate from that perspective, starting with the broad security picture and establishing how climate may affect it. This method provides a different view from one that starts with climate and projects it, in isolation, as the source of a hypothetical security burden. That said, the Arctic does appear to present high-priority security challenges. Uncertainty in the timing of an ice-free Arctic affects how quickly it will become a security priority. Uncertainty in the emergent extreme and variable weather conditions will determine the difficulty (cost) of maintaining adequate security (order) in the area. The resolution of sovereignty boundaries affects the ability to enforce security measures, and the U.S. will most probably need a military presence to back-up negotiated sovereignty agreements. Without additional global warming, technology already allows the Arctic to become a strategic link in the global supply chain, possibly with northern Russia as its main hub. Additionally, the multinational corporations reaping the economic bounty may affect security tensions more than nation-states themselves. Countries will depend ever more heavily on the global supply chains. China has particular needs to protect its trade flows. In matters of security, nation-state and multinational-corporate interests will become heavily intertwined.

  5. Differences of optic disc appearance between normal tension and high tension glaucoma patients

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The term glaucoma is used to cover a wide range of diseases, whose main feature is optic neuropathy. According to the level of intraocular pressure (IOP, the open angle glaucoma is arbitrarily divided into high tension glaucoma (HTG and normal tension glaucoma (NTG. Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences of optic disc cup appearance between patients with NTG and HTG. Methods. Prospective study included 30 patients (60 eyes with NTG and 30 patients (60 eyes with HTG. IOP was measured by Goldmann applanation tonometry. Examination of optic disc head was performed by indirect ophthalmoscopy with Volk 90 D superfield lens through a dilated pupil to observe qualitative and quantitative parameters. Visual fields were examined in all patients with the Octopus program G1, full threshold strategy (Octopus 500 EZ, Interzeag, Switzerland. Results. Vertical form of optic disc cup was present in 11 eyes with NTG (18.3% and three eyes with HTG (5% (p<0.05. A disc with localized tissue loss (polar notching on the inferior pole was observed in eight eyes with NTG (13.3% and in one eye with HTG (1.7% (p<0.01. Uniformly enlarged, round cup was more frequent in patients with HTG than NTG: 93.3% and 68.3% respectively (p<0.05. Conclusion. The perceived differences indicate a complex multifactorial nature of glaucoma disease and a possible existence of two pathophysiological ways of optic disc changes within the same basic disease.

  6. [Comparison of normal tension and high tension glaucoma patients (corrected) according to age and sex].

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    Stojčić, Milan; Hentova-Senćanić, Paraskeva; Stojčić, Biljana; Senćanić, Ivan

    2012-01-01

    According to the level of intraocular pressure (IOP), open angle glaucoma is divided into high tension glaucoma (HTG) and normal tension glaucoma (NTG). To determine if there are differences in the distribution of patients by age and sex between NTG and HTG. Our prospective study included 30 patients with NTG and 30 with HTG. A complete eye examination was performed. The examination included measuring of intraocular pressure by Goldmann applanation tonometry, examination of optic disc head by indirect ophthalmoscopy with Volk 90 D lens and visual field examination using the Octopus program. The average damage of visual field in the group of patients with NTG was 8.14 +/- 4.43 dB, while in the group with HTG it was 7.40 +/- 2.84 dB (p > 0.05). The average age of the group of patients with NTG was 66 +/- 11.58 years, while among those with HTG the average age was 59.7 +/- 11.63 years (p HTG there were more men than women, but without statistically significant difference between the tested groups (chi2 = 1.851; p > 0.05). Open angle glaucoma is a disease of elderly population. According to our results, risk factors for this disease can be age and sex. NTG is more frequently present than HTG among elderly population and females.

  7. Comparison of OCT and HRT findings among normal, normal tension glaucoma, and high tension glaucoma.

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    Shin, In Ha; Kang, Sung Yong; Hong, Samin; Kim, Seung Kab; Seong, Gong Je; Tak, Ma Kyung; Kim, Chan Yun

    2008-12-01

    To evaluate the relationship between optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) measurements obtained with the optical coherence tomography (OCT) and the Heidelberg retina topography (HRT) in normal, normal tension glaucoma (NTG), and high tension glaucoma (HTG). Normal, NTG and HTG subjects who met inclusion and exclusion criteria were evaluated retrospectively. One hundred seventy eyes of 170 patients (30 normal, 40 NTG, and 100 HTG) were enrolled. Complete ophthalmologic examination, HRT, OCT, and automated perimetry were evaluated. Disc area, cup area and cup/disc area ratio measured with HRT were significantly different between NTG and HTG (all p HTG (84.97+/-24.20 micrometer vs. 73.53+/-27.17 micrometer, p = 0.037). Four quadrant RNFL thickness measurements were not significantly different between NTG and HTG (all p > 0.05). Mean deviation and corrected pattern standard deviation measured by automated perimetry was significantly correlated with mean and inferior RNFL thickness in both NTG and HTG (Pearson's r, p HTG than NTG (35.21+/-18.92 vs. 31.30+/-10.91, p = 0.004). These findings suggest that optic disc and RNFL damage pattern in NTG may be different from those of HTG.

  8. Do 'sliders' slide and 'tensioners' tension? An analysis of neurodynamic techniques and considerations regarding their application.

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    Coppieters, Michel W; Butler, David S

    2008-06-01

    Despite the high prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome, the quality of clinical practice guidelines is poor and non-invasive treatment modalities are often poorly documented. The aim of this cadaveric biomechanical study was to measure longitudinal excursion and strain in the median and ulnar nerve at the wrist and proximal to the elbow during different types of nerve gliding exercises. The results confirmed the clinical assumption that 'sliding techniques' result in a substantially larger excursion of the nerve than 'tensioning techniques' (e.g., median nerve at the wrist: 12.6 versus 6.1mm, ulnar nerve at the elbow: 8.3 versus 3.8mm), and that this larger excursion is associated with a much smaller change in strain (e.g., median nerve at the wrist: 0.8% (sliding) versus 6.8% (tensioning)). The findings demonstrate that different types of nerve gliding exercises have largely different mechanical effects on the peripheral nervous system. Hence different types of techniques should not be regarded as part of a homogenous group of exercises as they may influence neuropathological processes differently. The findings of this study and a discussion of possible beneficial effects of nerve gliding exercises on neuropathological processes may assist the clinician in selecting more appropriate nerve gliding exercises in the conservative and post-operative management of common neuropathies.

  9. Especificación y validación de modelos de demanda de asistencia sanitaria, absentismo laboral y actitudes de los desempleados : aplicación al caso español

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    Alvarez García, Begoña

    2011-01-01

    Se analizan y validan modelos empíricos orientados a caracterizar ciertos aspectos del comportamiento de lso ciudadanos españoles en el ámbito sanitario y laboral. Se modeliza la demanda de asistencia sanitaria. Se introduce un modelo teórico que sirve de referencia al estudio econométrico posterior. En el modelo económico, se consideran individuos que se protegen frente a la contingencia de la enfermedad contratando seguros sanitarios.el estudio se realiza a partir de la información ofre...

  10. Eficiencia del programa de seguimiento farmacoterapéutico de antipsicóticos parenterales de acción prolongada en el área sanitaria de Santiago de Compostela

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    Vázquez-Mourelle, Raquel; Parrondo, Carmen Durán; López-Pardo Pardo, Estrella; Carracedo-Martínez, Eduardo

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    En el área sanitaria de Santiago de Compostela, el subgrupo terapéutico “otros antipsicóticos” era el quinto en mayor gasto extrahospitalario en el año 2013, correspondiendo más de la mitad a la risperidona y paliperidona parenterales de acción prolongada. La implantación de un programa de seguimiento farmacoterapéutico basado en la gestión por procesos y en la coordinación de actuaciones entre profesionales sanitarios de ambos niveles asistenciales supuso, en 12 meses un ahorro para la organ...

  11. Principales componentes del clima laboral en el servicio de urgencias de una organización sanitaria: un abordaje cualitativo = Main components of organizational climate in an emergency medical service: a qualitative approach

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    Lozano Lozano, José Antonio; Chacón Moscoso, Salvador; Sanduvete Chaves, Susana; Pérez Gil, José Antonio

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo ofrece un modelo estructural de los principales componentes del «clima laboral» a partir de una construcción de categorías realizadas mediante el registro de información no estructurada aportada por 7 informantes clave del servicio de urgencias de una organización sanitaria. Para el registro de la información se utilizaron entrevistas en profundidad. Con la intención de organizar y sistematizar la información, se realizó un análisis de contenido de la documentació...

  12. Barreras y facilitadores de la coordinación asistencial en dos organizaciones sanitarias integradas en Cataluña Barriers and facilitators to health care coordination in two integrated health care organizations in Catalonia (Spain)

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    Ingrid Vargas Lorenzo; M. Luisa Vázquez Navarrete

    2007-01-01

    Objetivos: Analizar 2 organizaciones sanitarias integradas (OSI) en Cataluña e identificar las áreas de desarrollo futuro que mejoren su eficacia. Métodos: Investigación cualitativa, exploratoria y descriptiva, basada en un estudio de casos, mediante análisis de documentos y entrevista individual semiestructurada. Se seleccionó una muestra teórica de casos y, para cada caso, de documentos e informantes. Los casos de estudio fueron: el Consorci Sanitari del Maresme (CSdM) y el Consorci Sanitar...

  13. Gestión del riesgo asociado al estrés térmico en el proceso de vaciado de Pocetas sanitarias de fábrica EDESA

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    Peñafiel Villarreal, Fausto Miguel

    2013-01-01

    194 hojas : ilustraciones, 29 x 21 cm + CD-ROM 5002 El objetivo del presente estudio fue gestionar el riesgo asociado al estrés térmico en el proceso de vaciado de pocetas sanitarias de fábrica EDESA, a fin de reducir la exposición de los trabajadores a niveles aceptables, según lo establece la norma nacional vigente. Las actividades que realizan los trabajadores en el puesto de trabajo en estudio, son en su mayoría manuales. Chavarría (2006), establece como umbral 2 000,00 kcal por jornad...

  14. Uma visão evidente da prática baseada em evidências na medicina perinatal: ausência de evidência não é evidência de ausência An evident view of evidence-based pratice in perinatal medicine: absence of evidence is not evidence of absence

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    Augusto Sola

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Proporcionar elementos valiosos e um pouco de humor nesta chamada era da "prática baseada em evidências" com o objetivo de ajudar os clínicos a fazer escolhas melhores no cuidado que eles provêem com base em evidências, e não simples ou exclusivamente com base em um ensaio clínico randomizado (ECR ou meta-análise (o que pode não ser evidência. FONTE DOS DADOS: Livros e artigos com revisão por pares são citados e listados na bibliografia. Evidências de vida, aprendizado através de nossos próprios erros e muitos outros fatos evidentes que sustentam esta revisão não são citados. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: 1 "Ausência de evidência não é evidência de ausência" e "falta de evidência de efeito não significa evidência de nenhum efeito". 2 Os ECR com resultado "negativo" e aqueles com resultado "positivo", mas sem os resultados importantes, muitas vezes não podem concluir o que concluem. 3 Os ensaios clínicos não-randomizados e os estudos práticos podem ser importantes. 4 A pesquisa em busca de provas é diferente da pesquisa em busca de aperfeiçoamento. 5 A escolha clínica deve avaliar os efeitos nos desfechos importantes para os pacientes e seus pais. 6 A quantificação de desfechos adversos, do número necessário para causar dano e do número necessário para tratamento não é assim tão simples. CONCLUSÕES: Desafios importantes inerentes à pesquisa em serviços de saúde devem ser correlacionados a possíveis aplicações clínicas usando ferramentas que permitam uma "visão mais clara da prática baseada em evidências" na medicina perinatal, lembrando que a ausência de evidência não é evidência de ausência.OBJECTIVE: To provide valuable elements and some humor in this so-called era of "evidence-based practice" with the aim of helping clinicians make better choices in the care they deliver based on evidence, not simply or exclusively based on a randomized clinical trial (RCT or meta-analysis (which may

  15. Diferentes padronizações do teste da caminhada de seis minutos como método para mensuração da capacidade de exercício de idosos com e sem cardiopatia clinicamente evidente Different patterns for the 6-minute walk test as a test to measure exercise ability in elderly with and without clinically evident cardiopathy

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    Clênia Oliveira Araújo

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a correlação do consumo de oxigênio pico (VO2pico, no teste cardiopulmonar, com a distância percorrida no teste da caminhada de seis minutos (TC6 em idosos saudáveis e com infarto do miocárdio (IM. MÉTODOS: Avaliados 30 indivíduos, idade entre 65 e 87 anos (76,03 ± 4,75, divididos em 2 grupos: Grupo I - 14 com doença cardíaca clinicamente evidente (DCCE Grupo II - 16 sem DCCE. Foram submetidos ao teste cardiopulmonar (TCP e a 2 tipos de TC6. As variáveis mensuradas foram: a freqüência cardíaca (FC e respiratória (FR, pressão arterial (PA, distância percorrida (DP, e a percepção subjetiva de esforço de BORG. RESULTADOS: O estudo mostrou uma forte correlação das distâncias percorridas, em ambas as formas do (TC6, com o VO2pico obtido no TCP, em todos idosos incluídos neste estudo. Na comparação entre os TC6, quando aplicado com acompanhamento (TC6ac e sem acompanhamento (TC6s, foi observada diferença estatisticamente significante, com maiores valores médios da DP, da FC e FR, e da percepção subjetiva de esforço no TC6ac, em ambos os grupos. Além disso, a FC atingida ao final do esforço, no TC6ac, foi semelhante à obtida no TCP máximo (p OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the correlation between peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak, from cardiopulmonary test with the distance covered in the six-minute walk test (6MWT in healthy elderly and with myocardial infarction (MI. METHODS: Thirty individuals were studied, with age range 65 - 87 years (76, 03± 4,75, divided into 2 groups: Group I - 14 with clinically evident coronary heart disease (CHD and Group II - 16 without clinically evident CHD. They were submitted to cardiopulmonary test (CPT and 2 types of 6MWT, standard test 6MWTs. Variables measure at rest and exertion were heart rate (HR and respiratory rate (RR, blood pressure (BP, distance covered (DC, and Borg’s rate subjective perceived exertion (RPE. RESULTS: The study showed significant, strong

  16. The effects of ambient impurities on the surface tension

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    Ponce-Torres A.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A liquid bridge is a liquid column held captive between two coaxial and parallel solid disks. It is an excellent test bench where measuring the surface tension. In this paper, we used this fluid configuration to examine experimentally the effects of ambient impurities on the surface tension over time. For this purpose, the liquid bridge equilibrium shape was analyzed when the liquid bridge was surrounded by three environments: the uncontrolled ambient, and both air and argon encapsulated in a small glass cover. Ambient contamination produced a sharp decrease of the surface tension of ultra-pure water. The presence of an anionic surfactant in the free surface of an aqueous solution did not inhibit the action of impurities coming from the ambient. Impurities can influence the dynamical behavior of the free surface in flows dominated by the surface tension. Therefore, a careful control of that influence can be crucial in many applications of fluid mechanics.

  17. Surface Tension Gradients Induced by Temperature: The Thermal Marangoni Effect

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    Gugliotti, Marcos; Baptisto, Mauricio S.; Politi, Mario J.

    2004-01-01

    Surface tensions gradients were generated in a thin liquid film because of the local increase in temperature, for demonstration purposes. This is performed using a simple experiment and allows different alternatives for heat generation to be used.

  18. Quantifying the BICEP2-Planck tension over gravitational waves.

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    Smith, Kendrick M; Dvorkin, Cora; Boyle, Latham; Turok, Neil; Halpern, Mark; Hinshaw, Gary; Gold, Ben

    2014-07-18

    The recent BICEP2 measurement of B-mode polarization in the cosmic microwave background (r = 0.2(-0.05)(+0.07)), a possible indication of primordial gravity waves, appears to be in tension with the upper limit from WMAP (r < 0.13 at 95% C.L.) and Planck (r < 0.11 at 95% C.L.). We carefully quantify the level of tension and show that it is very significant (around 0.1% unlikely) when the observed deficit of large-scale temperature power is taken into account. We show that measurements of TE and EE power spectra in the near future will discriminate between the hypotheses that this tension is either a statistical fluke or a sign of new physics. We also discuss extensions of the standard cosmological model that relieve the tension and some novel ways to constrain them.

  19. Corrosion characteristics of unprotected post-tensioning strands under stress.

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    2014-05-01

    An investigation was conducted to determine the effect of stress condition : and environmental exposure on corrosion of post-tensioned strands during ungrouted periods. : Exposures for periods of up to 4 weeks of stressed, as-received strand placed i...

  20. System and Method for Tensioning a Robotically Actuated Tendon

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    Reiland, Matthew J. (Inventor); Diftler, Myron A. (Inventor)

    2013-01-01

    A tendon tensioning system includes a tendon having a proximal end and a distal end, an actuator, and a motor controller. The actuator may include a drive screw and a motor, and may be coupled with the proximal end of the tendon and configured to apply a tension through the tendon in response to an electrical current. The motor controller may be electrically coupled with the actuator, and configured to provide an electrical current having a first amplitude to the actuator until a stall tension is achieved through the tendon; provide a pulse current to the actuator following the achievement of the stall tension, where the amplitude of the pulse current is greater than the first amplitude, and return the motor to a steady state holding current following the conclusion of the pulse current.

  1. Temperature compensation of the SAW yarn tension sensor.

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    Lu, Wenke; Feng, Yang; Zhu, Changchun; Zheng, Jianli

    2017-04-01

    The objective of this research was to investigate the possibility of the temperature compensation for the surface acoustic wave (SAW) yarn tension sensor. The motivation for this work was prompted by the oscillation frequency of the SAW yarn tension sensor varying with the temperature. In this paper, we deduce the functional relationship between the temperature variation and the oscillation frequency shift caused by the temperature. This functional relationship and the temperature sensor are used to get the oscillation frequency shift caused by the temperature, so that we can use the oscillation frequency shift caused by the temperature to implement the temperature compensation of the SAW yarn tension sensor. In this paper, we also get the relative error of the temperature compensation. The theoretical and experimental results confirm that this temperature compensation method can implement the temperature compensation of the SAW yarn tension sensor. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Modeling and characterization of strengthened concrete tension members

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    Hansen, Christian Skodborg; Stang, Henrik

    2011-01-01

    The structural potential for cracking of externally strengthened concrete tension members, can be predicted with three parameters, describing the structural cracking potential based on fracture mechanical properties of the of concrete and interface between concrete and strengthening medium...

  3. Tensioned Rollable Ultra-light Solar array System (TRUSS) Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — TRUSS is a structurally efficient solar array concept that utilizes a TRAC rollable boom and tension-stiffened structure to exceed the program requirements for very...

  4. Bathing Trunk Inevus Associated with Neurofibromatosis and Raised Intracranial Tension

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    T.V.S Arya

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available A 17-year-old boy had bathing trunk nevus with multiple large neurofibromata on the nevus and raised intracranial tension presenting with bilateral papilloedema and pyramidal tract sings. This combination, of features is extremely rare.

  5. Practitioners conducting educational design research: Tales of tension and triumph

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    McKenney, Susan

    2014-01-01

    McKenney, S. (2013). Practitioners conducting educational design research: Tales of tension and triumph. Keynote address at the annual meeting of the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning. November 27-29, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

  6. Partial surface tension of components of a solution.

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    Kaptay, George

    2015-06-02

    First, extending the boundaries of the thermodynamic framework of Gibbs, a definition of the partial surface tension of a component of a solution is provided. Second, a formal thermodynamic relationship is established between the partial surface tensions of different components of a solution and the surface tension of the same solution. Third, the partial surface tension of a component is derived as a function of bulk and surface concentrations of the given component, using general equations for the thermodynamics of solutions. The above equations are derived without an initial knowledge of the Gibbs adsorption equation and without imposing any restrictions on the thickness or structure of the surface region of the solution. Only surface tension and the composition of the surface region are used as independent thermodynamic parameters, similar to Gibbs, who used only the surface tension of the solution and the relative surface excesses of the components. The final result formally coincides with the historical Butler equation (1932), but without its theoretical restrictions. (Butler used too many unnecessary model restrictions during his work: he started from the Gibbs adsorption equation, and he assumed the existence of a surface monolayer.) Thus, the renovated Butler equation has gained general validity in this article. It was applied to derive both the Langmuir equation and the Gibbs adsorption equation, but the latter two equations do not follow from each other. Thus, it is shown that logically (not historically) the renovated Butler equation is a root equation for surface tension and the adsorption of solutions. It can be used to perform calculations for specific systems if the corresponding specific experimental data/models are loaded into it. In this case, both surface tension and surface composition can be calculated from the renovated Butler equation, which cannot be done using the Gibbs adsorption equation alone.

  7. Observer-based fault diagnosis for trucks belt tensioner

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    Dubuc, Donatien; Sename, Olivier; Bresch-Pietri, Delphine; Gauthier, Christophe

    2017-01-01

    International audience; This paper deals with the monitoring of a serpentine belt tensioner performance, a critical automotive engine component guaranteeing the cooling system efficiency. A belt tensioner fault will affect the transmission, deteriorate the water pump efficiency, and eventually, lead the engine to stall. Monitoring this component is thus a key to design predictive or corrective maintenance. In this paper, we propose to estimate a parameter which is shown to be characteristic o...

  8. The effects of ambient impurities on the surface tension

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    Ponce-Torres A.; Vega E. J.

    2016-01-01

    A liquid bridge is a liquid column held captive between two coaxial and parallel solid disks. It is an excellent test bench where measuring the surface tension. In this paper, we used this fluid configuration to examine experimentally the effects of ambient impurities on the surface tension over time. For this purpose, the liquid bridge equilibrium shape was analyzed when the liquid bridge was surrounded by three environments: the uncontrolled ambient, and both air and argon encapsulated in a...

  9. Examination of Post-Tensioned Steel Bridges in Indiana

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    Wu, Hung-I; Bowman, Mark D.

    2000-01-01

    The purpose of the research study is to conduct an investigation to understand the performance of a relatively new type of bridge construction that involves prestressed (post-tensioned) steel-concrete composite bridge members. Strictly speaking, the technical and economical advantages of this type of structure have been understood for several decades. However, the application of this concept to practice is still very limited due to difficulties associated with the post-tensioning anchorage. T...

  10. Human uterine wall tension trajectories and the onset of parturition.

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    Peter Sokolowski

    Full Text Available Uterine wall tension is thought to be an important determinant of the onset of labor in pregnant women. We characterize human uterine wall tension using ultrasound from the second trimester of pregnancy until parturition and compare preterm, term and twin pregnancies. A total of 320 pregnant women were followed from first antenatal visit to delivery during the period 2000-2004 at the John Hunter Hospital, NSW, Australia. The uterine wall thickness, length, anterior-posterior diameter and transverse diameter were determined by serial ultrasounds. Subjects were divided into three groups: women with singleton pregnancies and spontaneous labor onset, either preterm or term and women with twin pregnancies. Intrauterine pressure results from the literature were combined with our data to form trajectories for uterine wall thickness, volume and tension for each woman using the prolate ellipsoid method and the groups were compared at 20, 25 and 30 weeks gestation. Uterine wall tension followed an exponential curve, with results increasing throughout pregnancy with the site of maximum tension on the anterior wall. For those delivering preterm, uterine wall thickness was increased P < 0.05 compared with term. For twin pregnancies intrauterine volume was increased compared to singletons (P < 0.001, but wall thickness was not. There was no evidence for increased tension in those delivering preterm or those with twin gestations. These data are not consistent with a role for high uterine wall tension as a causal factor in preterm spontaneous labor in singleton or twin gestations. It seems likely that hormonal differences in multiple gestations are responsible for increased rates of preterm birth in this group rather than increased tension.

  11. Surface tension and related thermodynamic quantities of aqueous electrolyte solutions

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    Matubayasi, Norihiro

    2013-01-01

    Surface tension provides a thermodynamic avenue for analyzing systems in equilibrium and formulating phenomenological explanations for the behavior of constituent molecules in the surface region. While there are extensive experimental observations and established ideas regarding desorption of ions from the surfaces of aqueous salt solutions, a more successful discussion of the theory has recently emerged, which allows the quantitative calculation of the distribution of ions in the surface region. Surface Tension and Related Thermodynamic Quantities of Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions provides a d

  12. Patients with tension-type headaches feel stigmatized

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    Sanjay Prakash

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The author, a sufferer of tension-type headache (TTH, believes that the word "tension" in "tension-type headache" carries a social stigma and that patients do not accept a diagnosis of TTH readily. TTH is the most common primary headache disorder. The disability of TTH as a burden of society is greater than that of migraine. Absenteeism because of TTH is higher than that due to migraine. However, patients with TTH do not go for consultation. Even the prevalence of new daily persistent headache (NDPH is 12 times higher at the headache clinic than that of chronic TTH (CTTH. These points hint that TTH patients probably do not want to visit the clinic. The author believes that it could be because of the stigma attached to "tension." Herein, the author has noted the first responses given by 50 consecutive patients with TTH when they were told that they had been suffering from TTH. The first answer of 64% of patients with TTH was "I do not have any tension/stress ." This denial is similar to the denial declared by patients with depression. Depression and tension are similar in the sense that both are considered as a signs of personal weakness. Such a preconception in the society creates a stigma, and patients deny the diagnosis, conceal symptoms, and become reluctant to seek help and treatment.

  13. Water surface tension modulates the swarming mechanics of Bacillus subtilis.

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    Ke, Wan-Ju; Hsueh, Yi-Huang; Cheng, Yu-Chieh; Wu, Chih-Ching; Liu, Shih-Tung

    2015-01-01

    Many Bacillus subtilis strains swarm, often forming colonies with tendrils on agar medium. It is known that B. subtilis swarming requires flagella and a biosurfactant, surfactin. In this study, we find that water surface tension plays a role in swarming dynamics. B. subtilis colonies were found to contain water, and when a low amount of surfactin is produced, the water surface tension of the colony restricts expansion, causing bacterial density to rise. The increased density induces a quorum sensing response that leads to heightened production of surfactin, which then weakens water surface tension to allow colony expansion. When the barrier formed by water surface tension is breached at a specific location, a stream of bacteria swarms out of the colony to form a tendril. If a B. subtilis strain produces surfactin at levels that can substantially weaken the overall water surface tension of the colony, water floods the agar surface in a thin layer, within which bacteria swarm and migrate rapidly. This study sheds light on the role of water surface tension in regulating B. subtilis swarming, and provides insight into the mechanisms underlying swarming initiation and tendril formation.

  14. Yield stress and elasticity influence on surface tension measurements.

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    Jørgensen, Loren; Le Merrer, Marie; Delanoë-Ayari, Hélène; Barentin, Catherine

    2015-07-07

    We have performed surface tension measurements on carbopol gels of different concentrations and yield stresses. Our setup, based on the force exerted by a capillary bridge on two parallel plates, allows us to measure an apparent surface tension of the complex fluid and to investigate the influence of flow history. More precisely the apparent surface tension measured after stretching the bridge is always higher than after compressing it. The difference between the two values is due to the existence of a yield stress in the fluid. The experimental observations are successfully reproduced with a simple elasto-plastic model. The shape of successive stretching-compression cycles can be described by taking into account the yield stress and the elasticity of the gel. We show that the surface tension γLV of yield stress fluids is the mean of the apparent surface tension values only if the elastic modulus is high compared to the yield stress. This work highlights that measurements of thermodynamic quantities are challenged by the fluid out-of-equilibrium state implied by jamming, even at small scales where the shape of the bridge is driven by surface energy. Therefore setups allowing for deformation in opposite directions are relevant for surface tension measurements on yield stress fluids.

  15. Pulmonary surfactant surface tension influences alveolar capillary shape and oxygenation.

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    Ikegami, Machiko; Weaver, Timothy E; Grant, Shawn N; Whitsett, Jeffrey A

    2009-10-01

    Alveolar capillaries are located in close proximity to the alveolar epithelium and beneath the surfactant film. We hypothesized that the shape of alveolar capillaries and accompanying oxygenation are influenced by surfactant surface tension in the alveolus. To prove our hypothesis, surfactant surface tension was regulated by conditional expression of surfactant protein (SP)-B in Sftpb(-/-) mice, thereby inhibiting surface tension-lowering properties of surfactant in vivo within 24 hours after depletion of Sftpb. Minimum surface tension of isolated surfactant was increased and oxygen saturation was significantly reduced after 2 days of SP-B deficiency in association with deformation of alveolar capillaries. Intravascularly injected 3.2-mum-diameter microbeads through jugular vein were retained within narrowed pulmonary capillaries after reduction of SP-B. Ultrastructure studies demonstrated that the capillary protrusion typical of the normal alveolar-capillary unit was reduced in size, consistent with altered pulmonary blood flow. Pulmonary hypertension and intrapulmonary shunting are commonly associated with surfactant deficiency and dysfunction in neonates and adults with respiratory distress syndromes. Increased surfactant surface tension caused by reduction in SP-B induced narrowing of alveolar capillaries and oxygen desaturation, demonstrating an important role of surface tension-lowering properties of surfactant in the regulation of pulmonary vascular perfusion.

  16. Tension-Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Reaction on Vanadium Disulfide Monolayer

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    Pan, Hui

    2016-02-01

    Water electrolysis is an efficient way for hydrogen production. Finding efficient, cheap, and eco-friendly electrocatalysts is essential to the development of this technology. In the work, we present a first-principles study on the effects of tension on the hydrogen evolution reaction of a novel electrocatalyst, vanadium disulfide (VS2) monolayer. Two electrocatalytic processes, individual and collective processes, are investigated. We show that the catalytic ability of VS2 monolayer at higher hydrogen coverage can be efficiently improved by escalating tension. We find that the individual process is easier to occur in a wide range of hydrogen coverage and the collective process is possible at a certain hydrogen coverage under the same tension. The best hydrogen evolution reaction with near-zero Gibbs free energy can be achieved by tuning tension. We further show that the change of catalytic activity with tension and hydrogen coverage is induced by the change of free carrier density around the Fermi level, that is, higher carrier density, better catalytic performance. It is expected that tension can be a simple way to improve the catalytic activity, leading to the design of novel electrocatalysts for efficient hydrogen production from water electrolysis.

  17. Estudio de la empatía y burnout de los médicos y enfermeras de Atención Primaria de la Región Sanitaria de Lleida y su relación con las variables clínicas

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    Yuguero Torres, Oriol

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: Diversos estudios han relacionado el nivel de empatía y burnout , con una mejor competencia clínica y asistencial de sus pacientes. Objetivo: Analizar el nivel de empatía y burnout de los profesionales asistenciales de la Atención Primaria de la Región Sanitaria de Lleida y su relación con las variables clínicas asistenciales. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo en el que han participado todos los médicos de familia y enfermeras de la región sanitaria de Lleida...

  18. Perceiving the affordance of string tension for power strokes in badminton: expertise allows effective use of all string tensions.

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    Zhu, Qin

    2013-01-01

    Affordances mean opportunities for action. These affordances are important for sports performance and relevant to the abilities developed by skilled athletes. In racquet sports such as badminton, different players prefer widely different string tension because it is believed to provide opportunities for effective strokes. The current study examined whether badminton players can perceive the affordance of string tension for power strokes and whether the perception of affordance itself changed as a function of skill level. The results showed that string tension constrained the striking performance of both novice and recreational players, but not of expert players. When perceptual capability was assessed, perceptual mode did not affect perception of the optimal string tension. Skilled players successfully perceived the affordance of string tension, but only experts were concerned about saving energy. Our findings demonstrated that perception of the affordance of string tension in badminton was determined by action abilities. Furthermore, experts could adjust the action to maintain a superior level of performance based on the perception of affordance.

  19. Crystallographic Analysis of Fatigue Crack Initiation Behavior in Coarse-Grained Magnesium Alloy Under Tension-Tension Loading Cycles

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    Tamada, Kazuhiro; Kakiuchi, Toshifumi; Uematsu, Yoshihiko

    2017-07-01

    Plane bending fatigue tests are conducted to investigate fatigue crack initiation mechanisms in coarse-grained magnesium alloy, AZ31, under the stress ratios R = -1 and 0.1. The initial crystallographic structures are analyzed by an electron backscatter diffraction method. The slip or twin operation during fatigue tests is identified from the line angle analyses based on Euler angles of the grains. Under the stress ratio R = -1, relatively thick tension twin bands are formed in coarse grains. Subsequently, compression twin or secondary pyramidal slip operates within the tension twin band, resulting in the fatigue crack initiation. On the other hand, under R = 0.1 with tension-tension loading cycles, twin bands are formed on the specimen surface, but the angles of those bands do not correspond to tension twins. Misorientation analyses of c-axes in the matrix grain and twin band reveal that double twins are activated. Under R = 0.1, fatigue crack initiates along the double twin boundaries. The different manners of fatigue crack initiation at R = -1 and 0.1 are related to the asymmetricity of twining under tension and compression loadings. The fatigue strengths under different stress ratios cannot be estimated by the modified Goodman diagram due to the effect of stress ratio on crack initiation mechanisms.

  20. The clinical and rehabilitative complexity in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB): experience on a random sample of elderly patients dwelling in an RSA ("Residenza Sanitaria Assistita") of Catania.

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    Santangelo, Antonino; Testai', Manuela; Albani, Salvatore; Mamazza, Grazia; Pavano, Salvatore; Zuccaro, Carmela; Atteritano, Marco; Berretta, Massimiliano; Tomarchio, Marcello; Maugeri, Domenico

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    This study was aimed at evaluating the occurrence of DLB in a population sample recovered in assisted sanitary residence (RSA=from the Italian name of "Residenza Sanitaria Assistita") in the Province of Catania. We considered 126 patients from a randomized population recovered in RSA of Viagrande (Catania) in the period from 1st March, 2005 and 31st March, 2007. Those who proved to be demented according to the DSM-III diagnostic protocols, and having a mini mental state examination (MMSE)-score <24 were divided in 2 groups: Group A, all the demented people without the DLB; and Group B, the DLB patients, according to the diagnostic criteria of McKeith. All patients underwent at admission, after 1 month, and at emission the following psychometric and functional tests: MMSE, geriatric depression scale (GDS) [Yesavage J.A., Brink T.L., Rose T.L., Adey M., 1983. The development and validation of geriatric depression screening scale: a preliminary report. J. Psych. Res. 17, 37], Barthel index (BI), activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental ADL (IADL). Particular attention was dedicated to the presence of delirium during the last 15 days before the admission and during the recovery, the mortality and the prevalence of other complaints. The observed data confirm the prevalence of fragility of DLB patients in 20% of them, a fluctuation of the cognitive capacities, a better recovery of the affectivity, a reduced functional autonomy and autosufficiency. In addition, the DLB patients display a major presence of prevalent delirium, compared to the total population of demented patients, while in this last population only incidental delirium episodes occurred during the recovery period (31.6% vs. 16.6%; p<0.001). In the DLB population decubital lesions occurred more frequently, and were of more severe staging, compared to the controls (45% vs. 27%; p<0.001). Also, the mortality of the DLB patients was higher (about 30% vs. 17% in 12 months). These data confirm the

  1. Posterior displacement of the lamina cribrosa in normal-tension and high-tension glaucoma.

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    Li, Lüe; Bian, Ailing; Cheng, Gangwei; Zhou, Qi

    2016-09-01

    To compare the in vivo lamina cribrosa position in patients with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) and high-tension glaucoma (HTG). The comparative cross-sectional study included three age- and sex-matched groups: 26 eyes of 26 NTG patients, 26 eyes of 26 HTG patients and 25 eyes of 25 healthy controls. Serial horizontal B-scan images of the optic nerve head were obtained from each eye using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography. Mean and maximum lamina cribrosa depths were measured in 11 equally spaced horizontal B-scans. Statistical analysis was conducted to compare lamina cribrosa depth among the three groups and to correlate lamina cribrosa depth with age, retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness and visual field (VF) mean deviation (MD). The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) for lamina cribrosa depth was calculated. Mean and maximum lamina cribrosa depths were significantly greater in HTG than in NTG eyes, and in NTG than in normal eyes in all 11 scans (all p HTG eyes (0.977 and 0.988, respectively) were significantly greater than those in NTG eyes (0.735 and 0.765, respectively; both p HTG eyes; however, the same association was not found in NTG or controls. Neither RNFL thickness nor VF MD was significantly correlated with lamina cribrosa depth in each group. The lamina cribrosa is more posteriorly located in HTG than in NTG eyes, as well as in NTG eyes compared with healthy controls. The lamina cribrosa depth can help differentiate HTG from normal eyes, but it does not reach a good level of diagnostic accuracy for detecting NTG. © 2016 Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica Foundation. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  2. Morphological and functional differences between normal-tension and high-tension glaucoma.

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    Häntzschel, Janek; Terai, Naim; Sorgenfrei, Friederike; Haustein, Michael; Pillunat, Karin; Pillunat, Lutz E

    2013-08-01

    To compare visual field (VF) and nerve fibre loss in patients with normal-tension (NTG) and high-tension glaucoma (HTG) at an equal level of glaucomatous structural damage of the optic nerve head (ONH). In a retrospective, pair-matched, comparative study, 126 eyes with NTG and 126 eyes with HTG were matched according to the same glaucomatous ONH damage based on rim volume, rim area and disc size measured by the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT III). Visual field by Humphrey perimetry and nerve fibre layer thickness measured by scanning laser polarimetry (GdxVCC) were compared between both groups. Based on the HRT, NTG and HTG displayed comparable structural damage of the ONH without a statistically significant difference between both groups (mean, NTG/HTG: disc area 2.32/2.32 mm², p =0.342; rim area 1.03/1.00 mm², p = 0.279; rim volume 0.2/0.19 mm³; p = 0.274). Eyes with NTG had significantly less VF damage than eyes with HTG (mean, NTG/HTG: mean deviation (MD) -3.69/-9.77 dB, p = 0.0001; pattern standard deviation (PSD) 4.80/7.17 dB, p = 0.0001). The nerve fibre layer of NTG patients was thicker than that of HTG patients (mean, NTG/HTG: GDx total: 46.9/44.0 μm, p = 0.073; GDx superior: 57.2/49.9 μm, p = 0.0001; GDx inferior: 54.9/49.7 μm, p = 0.001). At an equal level of glaucomatous structural damage of the ONH indicated by cupping, rim area and rim volume, NTG patients seem to have a less affected visual field and a better preserved nerve fibre layer than HTG patients. © 2013 The Authors. Acta Ophthalmologica © 2013 Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica Foundation. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  3. Problemática sanitaria y conflictos políticos en una ciudad del centro de Veracruz: la epidemia de cólera morbus de 1833 en Xalapa

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    Rogelio Jiménez Marce

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar las acciones que las autoridades del Ayuntamiento de Xalapa realizaron, en materia de políticas sanitarias, para evitar que el cólera morbus provocara graves daños en la ciudad. El que el Cabildo tomara en sus manos el control de la política sanitaria preventiva evidenciaba una nueva visión de la sociedad, en la que el Estado buscaba convertirse en el eje rector de las acciones. Antes de la llegada de la enfermedad, las autoridades municipales dispusieron una serie de medidas tendentes a preservar la salubridad pública, como la publicación de bandos y la formación de comisiones tendentes a preservar la tranquilidad pública, pero una de ellas, su decisión de cambiar la ubicación de los hospitales entre ellos el militar, les generaría conflictos con las autoridades castrenses. La disputa por la posesión del Cuartel Grande, que tanto unos como otros consideraban propio, evidenciaba una lucha de poder, pues las autoridades civiles buscaban imponer sus decisiones sobre las militares.

  4. Delimitación de zonas de protección sanitaria: consideraciones sobre la exactitud de los métodos utilizados en Cuba en el ejemplo del acuífero Margarita

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    Amparo Velásquez-Velásquez

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available El establecimiento de zonas de protección sanitaria en los acuíferos es una técnica ampliamente utilizada en Cuba para preservar las fuentes de aguas subterráneas tanto (de abastecimiento público y minerales. Son muchos los factores que inciden en la exactitud de la delimitación de tales zonas, por lo que asumir que las calculadas coinciden exactamente con las que en realidad deberían ser protegidas provoca una falsa sensación de seguridad que puede poner en riesgo la salud de la población y la propia inversión. En el acuífero Margarita, al norte de la provincia de Villa Clara, se realizó un estudio que revela algunas limitaciones de los métodos utilizados actualmente en Cuba para delimitar áreas de protección sanitaria. El modelo numérico VisualModflow se utilizó como método comparativo por considerarse de mayor precisión. Se discuten las causas de las discrepancias en los resultados obtenidos y se proponen modificaciones a los métodos utilizados. Las modificaciones propuestas mejoran en más de un 30% los resultados, lo que justifica su aplicación en las condiciones analizadas.

  5. Resignificando los conceptos de la higiene: el surgimiento de una autoridad sanitaria en el Buenos Aires de los años 80 Resignifying hygienic concepts: the establishment of a sanitation authority in Buenos Aires in the 1880s

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    Adriana Alvarez

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    Full Text Available El trabajo aborda la emergencia de una autoridad sanitaria en la ciudad de Buenos Aires a fines del siglo XIX sobre la base de las ideas del higienismo decimonónico. Se enfocan las innovaciones de tipo científico-técnicas y políticas que se introdujeron y el rol que ejerció el proceso de profesionalización de la medicina en esta institución. La fisonomía que adquirió la política sanitaria en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, entre fines del siglo XIX y las primeras décadas del XX, sirvió para configurar un sistema de normas y arquetipos del cuerpo humano y su bienestar físico y mental.The late nineteenth century saw the establishment of a sanitation authority in Buenos Aires, grounded on the ideas of nineteenth century hygienics. The article focuses on the scientific technical and political innovations that were introduced and on the role that the process of medical professionalization played within this institution. The features of sanitation policy that came to prevail in Buenos Aires at the turn on this century helped shape a system of standards and archetypes regarding the human body and its physical and mental well-being.

  6. Políticas sanitarias de ámbito estatal y autonómico para la población inmigrante en España Health policies of national and regional level for the immigrant population in Spain

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    Rebeca Terraza Núñez

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Analizar el contenido de las políticas sanitarias estatales y autonómicas dirigidas a inmigrantes en España. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio comparativo descriptivo de las políticas sanitarias para inmigrantes, estatales y autonómicas, mediante análisis de contenido. Se seleccionaron Andalucía, Comunidad Valenciana, Comunidad de Madrid y País Vasco por tener políticas específicas, proporción diferente de inmigrantes y evaluación de la política. Se seleccionaron planes estatales o autonómicos con intervenciones sanitarias dirigidas a inmigrantes. Se realizó un análisis de contenido cuyas dimensiones iniciales fueron: principios, objetivos, estrategias y evaluación. Posteriormente se clasificaron las estrategias según el ámbito de actuación. Resultados: Las políticas sanitarias dirigidas a inmigrantes se definen principalmente en los planes de inmigración. Los principios se basan en la igualdad de derechos en salud con la población autóctona, y los objetivos se dirigen a su consecución. Buena parte de las acciones están encaminadas a la mejora del acceso a la atención. Además, contemplan estrategias específicas para adaptación de los servicios, promoción de la salud, análisis de las necesidades y formación de los profesionales. Las políticas autonómicas siguen las directrices generales marcadas para todo el Estado, pero con acciones más concretas. Las evaluaciones de las políticas son muy limitadas. Conclusión: El contenido de las políticas sanitarias, especialmente estatales, responden a aspectos importantes a considerar en la atención a la población inmigrante. Sin embargo, la ausencia de evaluaciones, junto a la persistencia de problemas en la atención e inequidades en el acceso, podría indicar una insuficiente implantación y requiere un seguimiento cuidadoso.Objectives: To analyze the content of health policies for the immigrant population developed by central and regional governments in

  7. Prediction of tension-type headache risk in adolescents

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    K. A. Stepanchenko

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Tension-type headache is the actual problem of adolescent neurology, which is associated with the prevalence of the disease, the tendency of the disease to the chronic course and a negative impact on performance in education, work capacity and quality of patients’ life. The aim. To develop a method for prediction of tension-type headache occurrence in adolescents. Materials and methods. 2342 adolescent boys and girls at the age of 13-17 years in schools of Kharkiv were examined. We used questionnaire to identify the headache. A group of adolescents with tension-type headache - 1430 people (61.1% was selected. The control group included 246 healthy adolescents. Possible risk factors for tension-type headache formation were divided into 4 groups: genetic, biomedical, psychosocial and social. Mathematical prediction of tension-type headache risk in adolescents was performed using the method of intensive indicators normalization of E.N. Shigan, which was based on probabilistic Bayesian’s method. The result was presented in the form of prognostic coefficients. Results. The most informative risk factors for tension-type headache development were the diseases, from which the teenager suffered after 1 year (sleep disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, autonomic disorders in the family history, traumatic brain injury, physical inactivity, poor adaptation of the patient in the kindergarten and school, stresses. Diagnostic scale has been developed to predict the risk of tension-type headache. It includes 23 prognostic factors with their gradation and meaning of integrated risk indicator, depending on individual factor strength influence. The risk of tension-type headache development ranged from 25,27 to 81,43 values of prognostic coefficient (low probability (25,27-43,99, the average probability (43,99-62,71 and high probability (62,71- 81,43. Conclusion. The study of tension-type headache risk factors, which were obtained by using an assessed and

  8. Dynamic surface tension of natural surfactant extract under superimposed oscillations.

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    Reddy, Prasika I; Al-Jumaily, Ahmed M; Bold, Geoff T

    2011-01-04

    Surfactant dysfunction plays a major role in respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). This research seeks to determine whether the use of natural surfactant, Curosurf™ (Cheisi Farmaceutici, Parma, Italy), accompanied with pressure oscillations at the level of the alveoli can reduce the surface tension in the lung, thereby making it easier for infants with RDS to maintain the required level of functional residual capacity (FRC) without collapse. To simulate the alveolar environment, dynamic surface tension measurements were performed on a modified pulsating bubble surfactometer (PBS) type device and showed that introducing superimposed oscillations about the tidal volume excursion between 10 and 70 Hz in a surfactant bubble lowers interfacial surface tension below values observed using tidal volume excursion alone. The specific mechanisms responsible for this improvement are yet to be established; however it is believed that one mechanism may be the rapid transient changes in the interfacial area increase the number of interfacial binding sites for surfactant molecules, increasing adsorption and diffusion to the interface, thereby decreasing interfacial surface tension. Existing mathematical models in the literature reproduce trends noticed in experiments in the range of breathing frequencies only. Thus, a modification is introduced to an existing model to both incorporate superimposed pressure oscillations and demonstrate that these may improve the dynamic surface tension in the alveoli. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Measurement of dynamic surface tension by mechanically vibrated sessile droplets.

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    Iwata, Shuichi; Yamauchi, Satoko; Yoshitake, Yumiko; Nagumo, Ryo; Mori, Hideki; Kajiya, Tadashi

    2016-04-01

    We developed a novel method for measuring the dynamic surface tension of liquids using mechanically vibrated sessile droplets. Under continuous mechanical vibration, the shape of the deformed droplet was fitted by numerical analysis, taking into account the force balance at the drop surface and the momentum equation. The surface tension was determined by optimizing four parameters: the surface tension, the droplet's height, the radius of the droplet-substrate contact area, and the horizontal symmetrical position of the droplet. The accuracy and repeatability of the proposed method were confirmed using drops of distilled water as well as viscous aqueous glycerol solutions. The vibration frequency had no influence on surface tension in the case of pure liquids. However, for water-soluble surfactant solutions, the dynamic surface tension gradually increased with vibration frequency, which was particularly notable for low surfactant concentrations slightly below the critical micelle concentration. This frequency dependence resulted from the competition of two mechanisms at the drop surface: local surface deformation and surfactant transport towards the newly generated surface.

  10. Effects of eugenol on resting tension of rat atria

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    R.R. Olivoto

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In cardiac and skeletal muscle, eugenol (μM range blocks excitation-contraction coupling. In skeletal muscle, however, larger doses of eugenol (mM range induce calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum. The effects of eugenol are therefore dependent on its concentration. In this study, we evaluated the effects of eugenol on the contractility of isolated, quiescent atrial trabeculae from male Wistar rats (250-300 g; n=131 and measured atrial ATP content. Eugenol (1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 mM increased resting tension in a dose-dependent manner. Ryanodine [100 µM; a specific ryanodine receptor (RyR blocker] and procaine (30 mM; a nonspecific RyR blocker did not block the increased resting tension induced by eugenol regardless of whether extracellular calcium was present. The myosin-specific inhibitor 2,3-butanedione monoxime (BDM, however, reversed the increase in resting tension induced by eugenol. In Triton-skinned atrial trabeculae, in which all membranes were solubilized, eugenol did not change resting tension, maximum force produced, or the force vs pCa relationship (pCa=-log [Ca2+]. Given that eugenol reduced ATP concentration, the increase in resting tension observed in this study may have resulted from cooperative activation of cardiac thin filaments by strongly attached cross-bridges (rigor state.

  11. Seeking balance to dialectic tensions in teaching through philosophic inquiry.

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    Hodges, H F

    1997-01-01

    To propose a plausible means of cultural criticism of nursing's educational environment for preparing new nurses by exploring epistemological tensions and their consequences from the perspective of educators. Naturalistic, qualitative, philosophic. Six nurse educators teaching in a university-based traditional BSN program were interviewed in one southeastern state of the United States about their experience as creative, innovative teachers during 1991. Three major themes were reflections of the positivist work culture of teaching, reconciliation of tensions, and repercussions from personal choices. Educators reconcile dialectic tension by suppression, subordination, or equilibrium and are influenced by their sense of tension and willingness to be risk takers. Philosophical conflicts are inherent in nursing when commitments to empirical knowledge and personal meaning are both valued. A plausible means for moving beyond this tension is to increase awareness of the dynamics and consequences that occur when perspectives seem contradictory. Schools of nursing socialize future nurses. Calling into question the context in which the professional nursing culture is transmitted and reproduced is necessary if nurses of the future are to be in the forefront of changing health care.

  12. Effects of eugenol on resting tension of rat atria.

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    Olivoto, R R; Damiani, C E N; Kassouf Silva, I; Lofrano-Alves, M S; Oliveira, M A; Fogaça, R T H

    2014-04-01

    In cardiac and skeletal muscle, eugenol (μM range) blocks excitation-contraction coupling. In skeletal muscle, however, larger doses of eugenol (mM range) induce calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum. The effects of eugenol are therefore dependent on its concentration. In this study, we evaluated the effects of eugenol on the contractility of isolated, quiescent atrial trabeculae from male Wistar rats (250-300 g; n=131) and measured atrial ATP content. Eugenol (1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 mM) increased resting tension in a dose-dependent manner. Ryanodine [100 µM; a specific ryanodine receptor (RyR) blocker] and procaine (30 mM; a nonspecific RyR blocker) did not block the increased resting tension induced by eugenol regardless of whether extracellular calcium was present. The myosin-specific inhibitor 2,3-butanedione monoxime (BDM), however, reversed the increase in resting tension induced by eugenol. In Triton-skinned atrial trabeculae, in which all membranes were solubilized, eugenol did not change resting tension, maximum force produced, or the force vs pCa relationship (pCa=-log [Ca2+]). Given that eugenol reduced ATP concentration, the increase in resting tension observed in this study may have resulted from cooperative activation of cardiac thin filaments by strongly attached cross-bridges (rigor state).

  13. Surface tension in microsystems engineering below the capillary length

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    Lambert, Pierre

    2014-01-01

    This book describes how surface tension effects can be used by engineers to provide mechanical functions in miniaturized products (<1 mm). Even if precursors of this field such as Jurin or Laplace already date back to the 18th century, describing surface tension effects from a mechanical perspective is very recent. The originality of this book is to consider the effects of capillary bridges on solids, including forces and torques exerted both statically and dynamically by the liquid along the 6 degrees-of-freedom. It provides a comprehensive approach to various applications, such as capillary adhesion (axial force), centering force in packaging and micro-assembly (lateral force) and recent developments such as a capillary motor (torque). It devises how surface tension can be used to provide mechanical functions such as actuation (bubble-actuated compliant table), sealing and tightness, energy harvesting, nanodispending.

  14. Surface tension alteration on calcite, induced by ion substitution

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    Sakuma, Hiroshi; Andersson, Martin Peter; Bechgaard, Klaus

    2014-01-01

    The interaction of water and organic molecules with mineral surfaces controls many processes in nature and industry. The thermodynamic property, surface tension, is usually determined from the contact angle between phases, but how does one understand the concept of surface tension at the nanoscale...... in the pore water. Incorporation of MgSO4 into calcite, which is energetically favored, decreases surface tension and releases polar oil compounds......., where particles are smaller than the smallest droplet? We investigated the energy required to exchange Mg2+ and SO4 2- from aqueous solution into calcite {10.4} surfaces using density functional theory. Mg2+ substitution for Ca2+ is favored but only when SO4 2- is also present and MgSO4 incorporates...

  15. A density gradient theory based method for surface tension calculations

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    Liang, Xiaodong; Michelsen, Michael Locht; Kontogeorgis, Georgios

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    The density gradient theory has been becoming a widely used framework for calculating surface tension, within which the same equation of state is used for the interface and bulk phases, because it is a theoretically sound, consistent and computationally affordable approach. Based on the observation...... that the optimal density path from the geometric mean density gradient theory passes the saddle point of the tangent plane distance to the bulk phases, we propose to estimate surface tension with an approximate density path profile that goes through this saddle point. The linear density gradient theory, which...... assumes linearly distributed densities between the two bulk phases, has also been investigated. Numerical problems do not occur with these density path profiles. These two approximation methods together with the full density gradient theory have been used to calculate the surface tension of various...

  16. A space tethered towing method using tension and platform thrusts

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    Meng, Zhongjie; Wang, Bingheng; Huang, Panfeng

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    Orbit maneuver via tether is a promising countermeasure for space debris removal and satellite orbit transfer. A space tethered towing method is explored that utilizes thrust to fulfill transfer and bounded tension to stabilize tether heading. For this purpose, a time-energy optimal orbit is designed by Gauss pseudospectral method. The theoretical attitude commands are obtained by equilibria analysis. An effective attitude control strategy is presented where the commands are optimized first and then feedback controller is designed. To deal with the underactuated problem with tension constraint, hierarchical sliding mode theory is employed and an adaptive anti-windup module is added to mitigate the actuator saturation. Simulation results show that the target is towed effectively by the thrusts, and a smooth tracking for the commands of tether length and in-plane tether heading is guaranteed by the bounded tension. In addition, the designed controller also presents appreciable robustness to model error and determination error.

  17. Uniaxial Tension Test of Slender Reinforced Early Age Concrete Members

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    Full Text Available The present study aims to obtain the tensile properties of early age concrete based on a uniaxial tension test employing RC slender members. First, the paper shows that concrete strain is equal to the strain of rebar at the mid-span of the RC member. The tensile Young’s modulus and the strain capacity of early age concrete are estimated using strain measurements. The experiment indicated that the tensile Young’s modulus at an early age is higher than the compressive modulus. This observation was similar to one found in a previous investigation which used a direct tension test of early age concrete. Moreover, the paper describes how an empirical equation for mature concrete can be applied to the relation between uniaxial tensile strength and splitting tensile strength even in early age concrete. Based on a uniaxial tension test, the paper proposes an empirical equation for the relationship between standard bond stresses and relative slip.

  18. Reefing Line Tension in CPAS Main Parachute Clusters

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    Ray, Eric S.

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    Reefing lines are an essential feature to manage inflation loads. During each Engineering Development Unit (EDU) test of the Capsule Parachute Assembly System (CPAS), a chase aircraft is staged to be level with the cluster of Main ringsail parachutes during the initial inflation and reefed stages. This allows for capturing high-quality still photographs of the reefed skirt, suspension line, and canopy geometry. The over-inflation angles are synchronized with measured loads data in order to compute the tension force in the reefing line. The traditional reefing tension equation assumes radial symmetry, but cluster effects cause the reefed skirt of each parachute to elongate to a more elliptical shape. This effect was considered in evaluating multiple parachutes to estimate the semi-major and semi-minor axes. Three flight tests are assessed, including one with a skipped first stage, which had peak reefing line tension over three times higher than the nominal parachute disreef sequence.

  19. Modelling of tension stiffening for normal and high strength concrete

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    Christiansen, Morten Bo; Nielsen, Mogens Peter

    1998-01-01

    Accurate calculations of the stiffness of concrete members are rare. Only in the uncracked state and the fully cracked state, where the reinforcement is near yielding, the stiffness calculations are relatively easy. The difficulties are due to the fact that concrete between cracks may give...... a substantial contribution to the stiffness, a phenomenon which is generally referred to as tension stiffening. The present paper describes a new theory of tension stiffening. It is based on a simple physical model for pure tension, which works with three different stages of crack generation. In a simplified...... form the model is extended to apply to biaxial stress fields as well. To determine the biaxial stress field, the theorem of minimum complementary elastic energy is used. The theory has been compared with tests on rods, disks, and beams of both normal and high strength concrete, and very good results...

  20. On innovation patterns and value-tensions in public services

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    Fuglsang, Lars; Rønning, Rolf

    2015-01-01

    to the possibility of intertwined innovation patterns. Focusing public sector services, this paper agues that intertwined innovation patterns emerge within public services as a response to value-tensions. Values can be defined as measures for beneficial behaviour that guide innovation. Value-tensions in public......In the innovation studies literature, innovation patterns have been described, such as science based and practice based innovation, that varies amongst industrial sectors. As a consequence, firms become distinguished with respect to their typical innovation pattern. Less attention has been paid...... services include tensions between the political, economic, communal, aesthetic and intellectual values. The contribution of the paper to service innovation research is the emphasis on the concept of intertwined innovation patterns, such as the intertwinement of science driven and task driven innovation...

  1. Tissue-Viability Monitoring Using an Oxygen-Tension Sensor

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    Tanase, Dafina; Komen, Niels; Draaijer, Arie; Kleinrensink, Gert-Jan; Jeekel, Johannes; Lange, Johan F.; French, Paddy J.

    Many patients still die every year as a result of anastomotic leakage after surgery. An objective aid to monitor the anastomotic site pre- and postoperatively and detect leakage at an early stage is needed. We propose a miniature measurement system to detect adequate tissue oxygenation pre- and postoperatively (continuously for 7 days) on the colon. The complete sensor chip should include an oxygen-tension sensor (pO2), a carbon dioxide tension sensor (pCO2) and a temperature sensor. The work presented here focuses on the measurements done with the oxygen-tension and temperature sensors. In-vitro measurements have been initially performed to test the sensor system and in-vivo tests were carried out on the kidney and the intestines of male wistar rats. The results obtained so far have shown the suitability of this technique for clinical application, therefore sensor-system miniaturisation is presently underway.

  2. Phase behavior and interfacial tension studies of surfactant systems

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    Franses, E.I.

    1979-01-01

    Parallel studies of isomerically pure sodium P(1-heptylnonyl) benzene sulfoante, Texas No. 1, its mixture with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), and the petroleum sulfonate TRS 10-80 were made. Phase behavior in water, in decane, and in water-decane mixtures was studied by spectroturbidimetry, polarizing light microscopy, ultracentrifugation, ultrafiltration, densitometry, conductimetry, low-frequency, 0.2 to 20 kHz, dielectric relaxation, isopiestic vapor pressure, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. It was deduced that ultralow tensions (less than 0.01 dyn/cm) arise from the dispersed microcrystallites which form a third, usually liquid crystalline, phase at the decane-brine interfacial region. It appears that neither molecular adsorption from solution for micelles have anything to do with ultralow tensions, which appear to be sensitive to the third phase microstructure. The implications of these results for the mechanism of ultralow tensions in surfactant flooding processes for enhanced petroleum recovery are discussed.

  3. Propagation of Financial Tensions from Developed Economies to Emerging Economies

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    Mihaela-Carmen MUNTEAN

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to present the effect they have financial tensions in countries with developed economies on emerging economies. Because many economies have entered into recession, this has resulted in significant slowing of economic growth. The paper’s objectives are related to the presentation of the current global economic situation, the rapidity with which covered the entire world financial crisis. Also, there are presented the levels of development trade flows, financial and monetary, the financials tensions' effect in developed economies and emerging economies, financial ratios and analysis, their composition and relations between them. The methodologies used in this paper are based on economic analysis and a financial interpretation and econometric calculations of the propagation of financial tensions.

  4. Sun pipeline`s tensioned cover system saves storage costs

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    Blaisdell, J.R. [Sun Pipe Line Co., Detroit, MI (United States); Lydick, L. [National Seal Co., Aurora, IL (United States)

    1996-02-01

    Sun Pipe Line chose the Columbia tensioned floating cover (TFC) system from Columbia Geosystems for several reasons. First, capital costs for the TFC system are considerably lower than those for structural metal or concrete systems. Installation requires less time than fixed structures, and construction costs are about one-tenth as much. A second reason for the choice is its patented tower/tension cover design which easily accommodates fluctuating fluid levels in brine ponds, even in a rapid drawdown. When brine is pumped into the storage chambers, changes in brine ponds can be as great as ten feet. The tensioned design maintains folds of extra material on the outer perimeter of the cover above fluid level. As fluid levels fall, the curtain unfolds and adequate reservoir coverage is maintained.

  5. Traumatic tension chylothorax in a child: A case report

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    Burkley D. Snow

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Blunt trauma is the leading cause of death of children and adolescents in the United States. Potentially life-threatening injuries from blunt trauma to the chest must be identified and treated immediately. Clinician familiarity with the range of possible injuries assists in timely diagnosis and therapy. Chylothorax from injury to the thoracic duct is a rare consequence of blunt chest trauma. Tension chylothorax is exceptionally rare. We present a case of a 22-month old boy found to have a traumatic tension chylothorax during initial evaluation in the resuscitation bay after transfer from another facility. There have been no previous reports of a pediatric tension chylothorax after blunt trauma. Management consisted of drainage with tube thoracostomy, parenteral nutrition, and octreotide until the chyle leak resolved. Surgical ligation of the thoracic duct was not required.

  6. Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide in Tension-Type Headache

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    M. Ashina

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available In the last 10 years there has been increasing interest in the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP in primary headaches. Tension-type headache is one of the most common and important types of primary headaches, and ongoing nociception from myofascial tissues may play an important role in the pathophysiology of this disorder. CGRP sensory fibers are preferentially located in the walls of arteries, and nerve fibers containing CGRP accompany small blood vessels in human cranial muscles. It is well established that nociception may lead to release of CGRP from sensory nerve endings and from central terminals of sensory afferents into the spinal cord. It has also been shown that density of CGRP fibers around arteries is increased in persistently inflamed muscle. These findings indicate that ongoing activity in sensory neurons in the cranial muscles may be reflected in changes of plasma levels of neuropeptides in patients with chronic tension-type headache. To explore the possible role of CGRP in tension-type headache, plasma levels of CGRP were measured in patients with chronic tension-type headache. This study showed that plasma levels of CGRP are normal in patients and unrelated to headache state. However, the findings of normal plasma levels of CGRP do not exclude the possibility that abnormalities of this neuropeptide at the neuronal or peripheral (pericranial muscles levels play a role in the pathophysiology of tension-type headache. Investigation of CGRP in other compartments with new sensitive methods of analysis is necessary to clarify its role in tension-type headache.

  7. Surface tension in plasmas related to double layer formation

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    Popescu, Sebastian; Lozneanu, Erzilia [Al. I. Cuza University, Dept. of Plasma Physics, Iasi (Romania)

    2001-07-01

    Self-organized space charge configurations bordered by electric double layers appear in plasma as the result of the transition into a state characterized by local minimum of the free energy. Considering the self-assemblage process of such a complex well-confined space-charge configuration in plasma, known by the name of ball of fire, as a nucleation process, it becomes possible to define an equivalent surface tension for the double layer that covers the core of the ball of fire and to make some predictions for its surface tension coefficient and capacitance. (author)

  8. Surface tension mediated conversion of light to work

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    Okawa, David; Pastine, Stefan J; Zettl, Alexander K; Frechet, Jean M. J

    2014-12-02

    Disclosed are a method and apparatus for converting light energy to mechanical energy by modification of surface tension on a supporting fluid. The apparatus comprises an object which may be formed as a composite object comprising a support matrix and a highly light absorptive material. The support matrix may comprise a silicon polymer. The highly light absorptive material may comprise vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VANTs) embedded in the support matrix. The composite object is supported on a fluid. By exposing the highly light absorptive material to light, heat is generated, which changes the surface tension of the composite object, causing it to move physically within the fluid.

  9. Fiber optic Fabry-Perot sensor for surface tension analysis.

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    Márquez-Cruz, Violeta A; Hernández-Cordero, Juan A

    2014-02-10

    We demonstrate a new technique for analyzing surface tension of liquids. This is done upon examining the interference signals reflected from a remnant drop pending at the cleaved end of a single mode optical fiber. The resulting interference patterns are fitted to a multimirror Fabry-Perot model yielding information of the drop size. We show that the wetting process of the fiber plays an important role in drop formation; in particular, the drop size can be correlated to the surface tension of the liquid sample. The proposed configuration may render useful for liquids analysis using small sample volume.

  10. Measuring oxygen tension in the anterior chamber of rabbits.

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    McLaren, J W; Dinslage, S; Dillon, J P; Roberts, J E; Brubaker, R F

    1998-09-01

    Measuring the concentration of oxygen in the aqueous humor without penetrating the eye would provide a new dimension in understanding aqueous humor and corneal dynamics. In this study a preinvasive method was developed for determining the cameral oxygen concentration in anesthetized rabbits by measuring the excited-state lifetime of a phosphorescent dye. A scanning ocular fluorometer was designed to excite phosphorescence with a brief flash of light and to measure the decay of luminescence for as long as 1000 microsec after excitation. The measurement window was scanned through the depth of the anterior chamber or fixed at the mid-anterior chamber. A depot of the phosphorescent dye Pd-uroporphyrin was injected into the vitreous of eight pigmented rabbits, and within a few days the dye was measurable in the anterior chamber. The excited-state lifetime of this dye is inversely correlated to oxygen concentration and was calibrated by measuring the lifetime of dye in cuvettes equilibrated with oxygen-nitrogen mixtures. Oxygen tensions were determined from lifetimes measured in the open eye, under a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) contact lens, under two oxygen-permeable contact lenses, and immediately after lid closure. Oxygen tension in the mid-anterior chamber before placing a PMMA contact lens was 23 +/- 3 mm Hg (mean +/- SD; n = 6). After 20 minutes of PMMA lens wear, oxygen tension decreased to 4 +/- 2 mm Hg. When the focal diamond was scanned through the anterior chamber, oxygen tension was 24 +/- 5 mm Hg near the corneal endothelium and decreased to 17 +/- 8 mm Hg near the crystalline lens. Under the PMMA contact lens this gradient reversed: Oxygen tensions near the endothelium and lens were 3 +/- 2 mm Hg and 6 +/- 2 mm Hg, respectively. Lid closure for 10 minutes or longer decreased the mid-anterior chamber oxygen tension from 21 +/- 2 mm Hg (n = 19 measurements from seven animals) to 10 +/- 3 mm Hg (n = 15 measurements from five animals). Measuring excited

  11. Physics, cosmology and astronomy, 1300 - 1700: tension and accommodation.

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    Unguru, S.

    The present volume has its origins in a spring 1984 international workshop, held in Tel-Aviv, Israel. It deals with the interrelationships between physics, cosmology and astronomy between 1300 and 1700, with the tensions between the subjects and with the resolution of that tension in the new science which came to supplant medieval philosophy. It also covers the ancient background and includes chapters on Islamic and Jewish contributions, as well as on optics, science and religion, natural philosophy and mathematics, and science and political power.

  12. Phenylephrine Decreases Vascular Tension in Goat Arteries in Specific Circumstances.

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    Full Text Available Phenylephrine (PE causes vasoconstriction through alpha adrenergic receptors. PE-induced vasodilatation has also been reported earlier in pre-constricted vessels. Here we demonstrate in spiral strips of goat arteries that addition of PE can decrease tone even from base-line levels (i.e. not pre-constricted and show that this process requires nitric oxide (NO and alpha adrenergic stimulation, but is cGMP-independent. Under control conditions, PE caused vasoconstriction, but under conditions where NO levels are higher, as with L-Arginine or sodium nitroprusside, PE decreased vessel tension. L-Arginine/PE combination was not able to decrease tension when alpha adrenoceptors were blocked with Phentolamine or endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS was blocked with Nω-Nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA. Propranolol, a beta blocker, was unable to prevent the reduction in tension by the L-Arginine/PE combination. Adrenaline and noradrenaline (and not isoproterenol also reduced vessel tension in the presence of L-Arginine. Even when NO levels were not enhanced, relieving NO from having to stimulate the enzyme soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC (either by using sGC blockers, namely ODQ or methylene blue, or by enhancing cGMP levels (with sildenafil which by negative feedback probably inhibits sGC led to PE-induced reduction of vascular tension. PMA-phorbol myristate acetate-an agonist which stimulates Protein Kinase C was able to prevent the ability of PE to reduce vascular tension in a high NO environment. Our conclusion is that PE reduces vascular tension through alpha adrenoceptors if there is excess NO availability to activate a putative pathway. Though the reduction of vessel tone by PE is dependent on NO, it is independent of cGMP. Prior treatment with PMA or PE itself can prevent further PE-induced reduction of tension in a high NO environment. The results here suggest, counter-intuitively, that alpha blockers may be of help in the treatment of septic shock

  13. Off-Equilibrium Surface Tension in Colloidal Suspensions

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    Truzzolillo, Domenico; Mora, Serge; Dupas, Christelle; Cipelletti, Luca

    2014-03-01

    We study the fingering instability of the interface between two miscible fluids, a colloidal suspension and its own solvent. The temporal evolution of the interface in a Hele-Shaw cell is found to be governed by the competition between the nonlinear viscosity of the suspension and an off-equilibrium, effective surface tension Γe. By studying suspensions in a wide range of volume fractions, ΦC, we show that Γe˜ΦC2, in agreement with Korteweg's theory for miscible fluids. The surface tension exhibits an anomalous increase with particle size, which we account for using entropy arguments.

  14. Finite element discretization of two immiscible fluids with surface tension

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    Bernardi, Christine; Maarouf, Sarra; Yakoubi, Driss

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    We consider a model for the flow of two immiscible fluids where the surface tension between both of them is taken into account. We first write the variational formulation of the problem and investigate its well-posedness. Next, we consider a finite element discretization of it and prove optimal a priori error estimates. Numerical experiments confirm its good properties. Résumé. Nous considérons un mod ele pour l'´ ecoulement de deux fluides immiscibles o` u la tension de surface entre les deu...

  15. A Laser Based Instrument for MWPC Wire Tension Measurement

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    Baldini, W; Evangelisti, F; Germani, S; Landi, L; Savrié, M; Graziani, G; Lenti, M; Lenzi, M; Passaleva, G; Carboni, G; De Capua, S; Kachtchouk, A

    2007-01-01

    A fast and simple method for the measurement of the mechanical tension of wires of Multi Wires Proportional Chambers (MWPCs) is described. The system is based on commercial components and does not require any electrical connection to the wires or electric or magnetic field. It has been developed for the quality control of MWPCs of the Muon Detector of the LHCb experiment in construction at CERN. The system allows a measurement of the wire tension with a precision better than 0.5% within 3-4 seconds per wire

  16. Theory of Interfacial Tension of Partially Miscible Liquids

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    Boudh-Hir, M. -E.; Mansoori, G. A.

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    The aim of this work is to study the problem of the existence of a fundamental relation between the interfacial tension of a system of two partially miscible liquids and the surface tensions of the pure substances. It is shown that these properties cannot be correlated from the physical point of view. However, an accurate relation between them may be developed using a mathematical artifact. In the light of this work, the basis of the empirical formula of Girifalco and Good is examined. The we...

  17. Tension-induced vesicle fusion: pathways and pore dynamics

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    Shillcock, Julian C.

    2008-01-01

    and eventually opens a pore to complete the fusion process. In pathway II, at higher tension, a stalk is formed during the fusion process that is then transformed by transmembrane pore formation into a fusion pore. Whereas the latter pathway II resembles stalk pathways as observed in other simulation studies......, fusion pathway I, which does not involve any stalk formation, has not been described previously to the best of our knowledge. A statistical analysis of the various processes shows that fusion is the dominant pathway for releasing the tension of the vesicles. The functional dependence of the observed...

  18. Desigualdades de género en la Sociedad Española de Salud Pública y Administración Sanitaria (2000-2009 Gender inequalities in the Spanish Public Health and Health Administration Society (2000-2009

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir las desigualdades de género en las posiciones de liderazgo y de reconocimiento científico en la Sociedad Española de Salud Pública y Administración Sanitaria (SESPAS, la Sociedad Española de Epidemiología (SEE y la Asociación de Economía de la Salud (AES, de 2000 a 2009. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de la distribución por sexo de juntas directivas, comités científicos, comité organizador y moderadores de mesa de congresos de la SESPAS, la SEE y la AES, así como del comité editorial de Gaceta Sanitaria, de los editoriales de la revista, y de editores del Informe SESPAS. Resultados: En el periodo 2000-2009, en la SESPAS se produjo un ligero aumento de participación de las mujeres, la SEE cuenta con más paridad de género, y la AES tiene una baja representación de mujeres. Conclusiones: La persistencia de desigualdades de género en las sociedades profesionales de salud pública requiere seguir analizando sus causas, así como promover acciones que permitan cambiar la presente situación.Objective: To describe gender inequalities in positions of leadership and scientific recognition in activities carried out by the Spanish Public Health and Health Administration Society (SESPAS, the Spanish Epidemiology Society (SEE and the Health Economics Association (AES for 2000-2009. Methods: We performed a descriptive study of the gender distribution of the boards of directors, scientific and conference organization committees and chairpersons of the SESPAS, SEE and AES. The gender distribution of the editorial board of Gaceta Sanitaria, and of the authors of editorials published in the journal, as well as that of the editors of SESPAS Reports, was also analyzed. Results: Between 2000 and 2009, there was a slight increase in women's participation in the SESPAS and there was greater gender parity in the SEE. However, representation of women in the AES was low. Conclusions: The causes of gender inequalities in public

  19. Valutazione della copertura vaccinale contro il virus dell'epatite B nei medici in formazione dell'AUP 'Federico II' di Napoli: risultati del primo anno di sorveglianza sanitaria

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    Introduzione: è ormai ampiamente documentato, nella letteratura scientifica, che l’epatite virale di tipo B insorge negli operatori sanitari con una frequenza maggiore rispetto alla popolazione generale. Scopo dello studio è stato valutare la copertura vaccinale anti-HBV nella popolazione sottoposta a sorveglianza sanitaria, al fine di quantificare il “fenomeno” ed implementare le strategie preventive e formative proprie del mandato di Medico Competente.

    Materiali e metodi: la popolazione in esame è costituita da medici in formazione dell’AUP Federico II di Napoli. I soggetti sono stati sottoposti a prelievo venoso per la ricerca dei marcatori virali e per la valutazione della copertura vaccinale: HBsAg, HBsAb, HBcAb (non vaccinati e titolo anti-HBs (vaccinati. L’attività di sorveglianza sanitaria, inoltre, è stata completata da un accurato controllo medico ed una attenta anamnesi lavorativa (mansione, utilizzo dei Dispositivi di Protezione Individuale - DPI, eventuali infortuni sul lavoro con la compilazione di una cartella sanitaria e di rischio individuale. I dati ottenuti sono stati informatizzati con uno specifico software per l’analisi statistica (SPSS vers. 11.0. Risultati: sono stati visitati 762 medici. Sono risultati vaccinati il 61.7% (470, dei quali risultano protetti, e quindi con un titolo anticorpale superiore-uguale a 100 mUI/ml, solo il 33.3% dei soggetti (253, con significative differenze in base alla mansione. I medici non vaccinati per l’epatite B sono risultati negativi per la presenza dei marcatori virali B e C. Nel corso dell’anamnesi lavorativa sono stati rilevati 58 casi di infortunio a rischio di contaminazione biologica (7.6% della popolazione, dei quali 53 (91,4% appartenevano alla classe dei chirurghi. Infine, per quanto riguarda l’utilizzo dei DPI solo il 14,7% (112 della popolazione ha dichiarato di utilizzarli in maniera abituale

  20. EVOLUCIÓN DE LA MORTALIDAD POR CÁNCER DE MAMA Y DISEMINACIÓN DE LA MAMOGRAFÍA DE CRIBADO EN CATALUÑA. UN ANÁLISIS POR REGIONES SANITARIAS

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: El descenso de las tasas de mortalidad por cáncer de mama (CM se ha atribuido a la implantación de programas de cribado y a avances terapéuticos. El objetivo de este trabajo es comparar la evolución de su mortalidad en las regiones sanitarias de Cataluña en el periodo 1993- 2007. Paralelamente, se ha analizado la diseminación de la mamografía periódica en las regiones sanitarias. Métodos: Se analizaron los datos del registro de mortalidad y encuestas de salud. Se utilizaron regresiones de Poisson y «joinpoint» para comparar las tasas de mortalidad por CM y analizar su evolución temporal. Se utilizaron modelos de efectos mixtos para comparar el nivel y la evolución de la mortalidad por regiones. Resultados. La tasa de mortalidad por CM descendió un 3% anual en Cataluña. Entre 1993 y 2007, la tasa estandarizada varió de 34,8 a 23,3 por 100.000 mujeres. Barcelona ciutat presentó unas tasas de mortalidad más elevadas que las regiones Centre (ratio de tasas (RT=0,87, Costa de Ponent (RT=0,89, Tarragona (RT=0,9 y Lleida (RT=0,915, pero estas diferencias tendieron a desaparecer. No se observaron cambios de tendencia en la evolución de la mortalidad de las regiones, excepto en la región Centre. Durante los años 1990 Barcelona ciutat presentó unos porcentajes de utilización de mamografía periódica del 36,1% de las mujeres de 40-74 años, en la encuesta de 1994, la región Centre (23,7% y Costa de Ponent (25,2%. Conclusiones: La progresiva utilización de mamografía periódica y la disminución de la mortalidad por CM fueron similares en las regiones sanitarias de Cataluña.

  1. La medida de la morbilidad atendida en una organización sanitaria integrada Measurement of morbidity attended in an integrated health care organization

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    José M. Inoriza

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La comprensión de la calidad, los costes y los resultados de los servicios de salud obliga a conocer con precisión la morbilidad de la población. La medida de la morbilidad atendida en una población y su relación con los servicios recibidos es una tarea pendiente. El objetivo de este artículo es presentar la experiencia de utilización de los grupos de riesgo clínico (clinical risk groups [CRG] como sistema de medida de la morbilidad atendida en una organización sanitaria integrada (OSI. Métodos: Se estudia la población de una comarca (unas 120.000 personas atendida por una OSI durante los años 2002-2005. Se utilizan los CRG como sistema de medida de la morbilidad poblacional. Se efectúa un análisis descriptivo de las diferentes posibilidades de utilización que ofrece este sistema. Resultados: El 15,5% de la población presenta una o más enfermedades crónicas dominantes, un 9% presenta enfermedades agudas significativas, un 7% presenta enfermedades crónicas menores y un 0,5% enfermedades muy graves. Entre 2002 y 2005, en un 8% de la población se identifica la aparición de alguna enfermedad crónica. La carga de enfermedad se incrementa con la edad, pero en cualquier grupo de edad al menos un 40% de las personas permanecen sanas. La comorbilidad en enfermedades crónicas es un factor determinante en la explicación del consumo de recursos sanitarios. Conclusiones: Los CRG son una herramienta que facilita el análisis a diferentes niveles para la gestión clínica y, por su configuración, permiten una mejor comprensión de la utilización, los costes y la calidad del conjunto de servicios recibidos por una población.Introduction: Understanding the quality, costs and outcomes of healthcare services requires precise determination of the morbidity in a population. Measurement of morbidity in a population and its association with the services provided remains to be performed. The aim of this article was to present

  2. Eficacia y eficiencia del tratamiento antituberculoso en jurisdicciones sanitarias de Morelos Efficacy and efficiency of anti-tuberculosis treatment in 2 sanitary jurisdictions of Morelos, Mexico

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar la eficacia y la eficiencia del tratamiento antituberculoso administrado por la Secretaría de Salud (SSA en las jurisdicciones sanitarias de Cuernavaca y Cuautla, estado de Morelos, en el periodo 1992-1996. Material y métodos. Se hizo una revisión retrospectiva de las tarjetas de control de tratamiento en pacientes tuberculosos. Se utilizaron las definiciones contenidas en la Norma Oficial para el Control y Prevención de la Tuberculosis en la Atención Primaria a la Salud. La información fue vaciada en formatos estandarizados y se analizó mediante el programa SAS y Epi Info. Se visitaron las 149 unidades de atención primaria y los cuatro hospitales de la zona de estudio. Resultados. Se encontraron las tarjetas correspondientes a 288 pacientes, de los cuales 260 eran de casos nuevos. Estos pacientes recibieron en conjunto 311 tratamientos, de los cuales 85% fueron supervisados. Las tarjetas revisadas correspondieron al 60% de los casos notificados por la SSA en el mismo periodo. El grupo de pacientes tuberculosos tuvo mayor edad que la media poblacional y mayor probabilidad de pertenecer a los estratos socioeconómicos medio y bajo que la población general del área. Se analizaron 246 esquemas de tratamiento y se encontró que 32% presentó curación bacteriológica; 26%, curación probable; 18% abandonó el tratamiento; 1% fracasó en el tratamiento, y 3% murió durante el tratamiento. En 20% de los casos se desconoció el resultado del tratamiento. La frecuencia de curación fue mayor en los casos nuevos (61% que en los retratamientos (38% (pObjective. To evaluate the efficacy and efficiency of tuberculosis treatment administered by the Secretaría de Salud (SSA in the sanitary jurisdictions of Cuernavaca and Cuautla, Morelos, for the 1992-1996 period by retrospectively reviewing tuberculosis treatment control cards. Material and methods. Official Norm for Tuberculosis Prevention and Control in Primary Care Units

  3. Dropwise condensation of low surface tension fluids on omniphobic surfaces.

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    Rykaczewski, Konrad; Paxson, Adam T; Staymates, Matthew; Walker, Marlon L; Sun, Xiaoda; Anand, Sushant; Srinivasan, Siddarth; McKinley, Gareth H; Chinn, Jeff; Scott, John Henry J; Varanasi, Kripa K

    2014-03-05

    Compared to the significant body of work devoted to surface engineering for promoting dropwise condensation heat transfer of steam, much less attention has been dedicated to fluids with lower interfacial tension. A vast array of low-surface tension fluids such as hydrocarbons, cryogens, and fluorinated refrigerants are used in a number of industrial applications, and the development of passive means for increasing their condensation heat transfer coefficients has potential for significant efficiency enhancements. Here we investigate condensation behavior of a variety of liquids with surface tensions in the range of 12 to 28 mN/m on three types of omniphobic surfaces: smooth oleophobic, re-entrant superomniphobic, and lubricant-impregnated surfaces. We demonstrate that although smooth oleophobic and lubricant-impregnated surfaces can promote dropwise condensation of the majority of these fluids, re-entrant omniphobic surfaces became flooded and reverted to filmwise condensation. We also demonstrate that on the lubricant-impregnated surfaces, the choice of lubricant and underlying surface texture play a crucial role in stabilizing the lubricant and reducing pinning of the condensate. With properly engineered surfaces to promote dropwise condensation of low-surface tension fluids, we demonstrate a four to eight-fold improvement in the heat transfer coefficient.

  4. Ethical and Organisational Tensions for Work-Based Learners

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    Moore, Lesley J.

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to focus on examples of the perceived tensions of the healthcare work-based learners as they experienced paradigm shifts in both practice and education. Design/methodology/approach: Examples are drawn from a qualitative study to examine work-based learning (WBL) workshops in a Dutch healthcare setting, and a developmental…

  5. Creative thinking in Africa: tensions through change | Mans | Journal ...

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    Research on creativity is a relatively recent phenomenon in Africa. Following the many changes that have impacted upon Africa in the past century, tensions have emerged between traditional and contemporary interpretations of creativity. This article will reflect on some common indigenous views of creativity, particularly in ...

  6. Liquid-liquid interfacial tension of electrolyte solutions

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    Bier, Markus; Zwanikken, J.W.; van Roij, R.H.H.G.

    2008-01-01

    It is theoretically shown that the excess liquid-liquid interfacial tension between two electrolyte solutions as a function of the ionic strength I behaves asymptotically as (-) for small I and as (±I) for large I. The former regime is dominated by the electrostatic potential due to an unequal

  7. Tension Empyema Thoracis | Ooko | Annals of African Surgery

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    He subsequently developed cardiovascular collapse requiring an emergent right chest tube which drained over 2 liters of pus under pressure. The cardiovascular system stabilized and he subsequently underwent decortication for trapped lung and had an uneventful postoperative stay. Tension empyema should be ...

  8. Dropwise Condensation of Low Surface Tension Fluids on Omniphobic Surfaces

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    Rykaczewski, Konrad; Paxson, Adam T.; Staymates, Matthew; Walker, Marlon L.; Sun, Xiaoda; Anand, Sushant; Srinivasan, Siddarth; McKinley, Gareth H.; Chinn, Jeff; Scott, John Henry J.; Varanasi, Kripa K.

    2014-01-01

    Compared to the significant body of work devoted to surface engineering for promoting dropwise condensation heat transfer of steam, much less attention has been dedicated to fluids with lower interfacial tension. A vast array of low-surface tension fluids such as hydrocarbons, cryogens, and fluorinated refrigerants are used in a number of industrial applications, and the development of passive means for increasing their condensation heat transfer coefficients has potential for significant efficiency enhancements. Here we investigate condensation behavior of a variety of liquids with surface tensions in the range of 12 to 28 mN/m on three types of omniphobic surfaces: smooth oleophobic, re-entrant superomniphobic, and lubricant-impregnated surfaces. We demonstrate that although smooth oleophobic and lubricant-impregnated surfaces can promote dropwise condensation of the majority of these fluids, re-entrant omniphobic surfaces became flooded and reverted to filmwise condensation. We also demonstrate that on the lubricant-impregnated surfaces, the choice of lubricant and underlying surface texture play a crucial role in stabilizing the lubricant and reducing pinning of the condensate. With properly engineered surfaces to promote dropwise condensation of low-surface tension fluids, we demonstrate a four to eight-fold improvement in the heat transfer coefficient. PMID:24595171

  9. Surface tension regularizes the crack singularity of adhesion

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    Karpitschka, Stefan; van Wijngaarden, L.; van Wijngaarden, L.; Snoeijer, Jacobus Hendrikus

    2016-01-01

    The elastic and adhesive properties of a solid surface can be quantified by indenting it with a rigid sphere. Indentation tests are classically described by the JKR-law when the solid is very stiff, while recent work highlights the importance of surface tension for exceedingly soft materials. Here

  10. Why is surface tension a force parallel to the interface?

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    Marchand, Antonin; Weijs, Joost H.; Weijs, Joost; Snoeijer, Jacobus Hendrikus; Andreotti, Bruno

    2011-01-01

    A paperclip can float on water. Drops of mercury do not spread on a surface. These capillary phenomena are macroscopic manifestations of molecular interactions and can be explained in terms of surface tension. We address several conceptual questions that are often encountered when teaching

  11. Drops, Sieves, and Paintbrushes: Teaching About Surface Tension

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    Barnes, George B.

    1978-01-01

    Surface tension, a characteristic of liquids, is discussed in this article. Several activities appropriate to the elementary grades are described and explained. Each activity uses common materials to explore this tendancy of water to act as if it were surrounded by a membrane. (MA)

  12. Measurement of surface and interfacial tension using pendant drop tensiometry.

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    Berry, Joseph D; Neeson, Michael J; Dagastine, Raymond R; Chan, Derek Y C; Tabor, Rico F

    2015-09-15

    Pendant drop tensiometry offers a simple and elegant solution to determining surface and interfacial tension - a central parameter in many colloidal systems including emulsions, foams and wetting phenomena. The technique involves the acquisition of a silhouette of an axisymmetric fluid droplet, and iterative fitting of the Young-Laplace equation that balances gravitational deformation of the drop with the restorative interfacial tension. Since the advent of high-quality digital cameras and desktop computers, this process has been automated with high speed and precision. However, despite its beguiling simplicity, there are complications and limitations that accompany pendant drop tensiometry connected with both Bond number (the balance between interfacial tension and gravitational forces) and drop volume. Here, we discuss the process involved with going from a captured experimental image to a fitted interfacial tension value, highlighting pertinent features and limitations along the way. We introduce a new parameter, the Worthington number, Wo, to characterise the measurement precision. A fully functional, open-source acquisition and fitting software is provided to enable the reader to test and develop the technique further. Crown Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. A Modified Jaeger's Method for Measuring Surface Tension.

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    Ntibi, J. Effiom-Edem

    1991-01-01

    A static method of measuring the surface tension of a liquid is presented. Jaeger's method is modified by replacing the pressure source with a variable pressure head. By using this method, stationary air bubbles are obtained thus resulting in controllable external parameters. (Author/KR)

  14. Surface tension of water in the presence of perfluorocarbon vapors.

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    Chernyshev, Vasiliy S; Skliar, Mikhail

    2014-03-28

    Fluorocarbons are highly hydrophobic, biocompatible compounds with a variety of medical applications. Despite significant interest, the study of interfacial properties of fluorocarbons in aqueous systems has received limited attention. In this study, we investigate the influence of perfluoropentane and perfluorohexane vapors on the surface tension of water at room temperature. The results show a substantial decrease in the surface tension of water in the presence of perfluorocarbon vapors. In the investigated range of partial pressures up to the saturation value, a linear correlation between the surface tension and the partial pressure was found. This suggests that an adsorbed perfluorocarbon layer is formed on the surface of water. For comparison, the effect of the perfluorocarbon vapor on the surface tension of methanol was also investigated and a similar dependence was observed. Our results indicate that the stability and dynamic transitions of fluorocarbon colloids, which may be dispersed under physiological conditions as microdroplets, bubbles, or their combination, are likely affected by the composition of liquid and gas phases.

  15. Surface Tension between Two Paradigms of Writing Instruction.

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    Glasgow, Jacqueline

    1995-01-01

    Reviews the tensions between discourse-centered writing instruction and expressivist approaches. Considers the conflict when the writing instructor's approach differs from the writing tutor's approach. Explores the possibilities of a reflective response style of writing instruction. Advocates such an approach as a useful means of fostering writing…

  16. Dialectical Theory: Testing the Relationships between Tensions and Relational Satisfaction.

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    Allen, Mike; And Others

    A study explored psychometric relationships among three dialectical tensions (connection/autonomy, openness/closedness, and novelty/predictability). A confirmatory factor analysis using 694 undergraduate students (347 romantic dyads) culled from various courses in a large midwestern metropolitan university confirmed the existence and independence…

  17. Size effect in tension perpendicular to the grain

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    Pedersen, Martin Bo Uhre; Clorius, Christian Odin; Damkilde, Lars

    1999-01-01

    The strength in tension perpendicular to the grain is known to decrease with an increase in the stressed volume. Usually this size effect is explained on a stochastic basis, that is an explanation relying on an increased probability of encountering a strength reducing flaw when the volume...

  18. Analysis of off-axis tension test of wood specimens

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    Jen Y. Liu

    2002-01-01

    This paper presents a stress analysis of the off-axis tension test of clear wood specimens based on orthotropic elasticity theory. The effects of Poisson's ratio and shear coupling coefficient on stress distribution are analyzed in detail. The analysis also provides a theoretical foundation for the selection of a 10° grain angle in wood specimens for the...

  19. Effects of post mortem temperature on rigor tension, shortening and ...

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    Fully developed rigor mortis in muscle is characterised by maximum loss of extensibility. The course of post mortem changes in ostrich muscle was studied by following isometric tension, shortening and change in pH during the first 24 h post mortem within muscle strips from the muscularis gastrocnemius, pars interna at ...

  20. Tension induced phase transitions in biomimetic fluid membranes

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    Shapiro, Marc; Vlahovska, Petia

    2012-11-01

    Membranes in eukaryotic cells are mixtures of hundreds of lipid species. The lipid diversity enables membranes to phase separate and form domains, called rafts, which play a critical role in cell functions such as signaling and trafficking. The phase transitions underlying raft formation have been extensively studied as a function of temperature and composition. However, the third dimension of the phase diagram, i.e., the tension (2D pressure), is still unexplored because membrane tension is difficult to control and quantify. To overcome this challenge, we develop two approaches, capillary micromechanics and electrodeformation, in which the tension is regulated by the area dilation accompanying deformation of a vesicle (a closed membrane). The first technique consists of forcing an initially quasi-spherical vesicle through a tapered glass microcapillary, while the second method utilizes uniform electric fields to deform the vesicle into an ellipsoid. Domains are visualized using a fluorescent dye, which preferentially partitions in one of the phases. The experimental results suggest that the miscibility temperature (at which domains form in an initially homogeneous membrane) increases with applied tension. Domain motions and coarsening are also investigated.

  1. Page 1 Sharma parameter and surface tension of liquids 229 ...

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    tension with increasing pressure since the compressibility decreases with increasing pressure, in accordance with the experiment for liquids (Patterson and Rastogi 1970;. Soczkiewicz 1977; Sharma 1981, 1984a; Sahli et al 1976). For most of the simple, non- polar liquids, the values of Eötvös constant, Ke are of the order of ...

  2. Tension-type headache: one or more headaches?

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    Sjaastad, Ottar

    2011-01-01

    In this context, the focus will be on the homogeneity of tension-type headache (T-TH): is it a disease? Or: is it more likely to be a syndrome? A multiplicity of disorders from as drastically different fields of medicine as disorders caused by environmental gases, intra-psychic conflicts, and nuchal/cervical disorders can putatively fake T-TH.

  3. Tension-Free Vaginal Tape versus Transobturator Tape for ...

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    Objectives: The transobturator tape (TOT) is based on a similar principle as the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), but introduced through the obturator foramen. The aim of this study was to compare these slings as surgical procedures for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. Patients and Methods: This ...

  4. Theoretical Studies of the Surface Tension of Liquid Metal System

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    Stroud, D. G.; Shih, W. H.

    1985-01-01

    A major goal of this project is to understand the surface tension and other thermophysical properties of liquid metals and alloys from a fundamental viewpoint. The approach is to calculate these quantities by a first principles technique which combines the statistical-mechanical theory of the liquid state with an electronic pseudopotential theory of electrons in metals. The inhomogeneity of the surface is treated using an ionic-density-functional formalism developed with the support of NASA. Of particular interest are the variation of surface tension with temperature and impurity concentration: such variations strongly influence the types of convection which make take place in a low-gravity environment. Some progress has already been achieved in computing the reduction of surface tension due to the presence of low-surface-tension impurities, and the corresponding surface segregation of such impurities. In the coming year, it is planned to concentrate on the surface properties of materials of particular interest to the MSA program: Si, Ga and GaSn alloys. An additional goal is to gain some theoretical understanding of the high temperature thermophysical properties of liquid metals, particularly high melting point materials which have not been studied extensively from a theoretical viewpoint.

  5. Nanofluidic bubble pump using surface tension directed gas injection

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    Tas, Niels Roelof; Berenschot, Johan W.; Lammerink, Theodorus S.J.; Elwenspoek, Michael Curt; van den Berg, Albert

    2002-01-01

    A new concept for liquid manipulation has been developed and implemented in surface-micromachined fluid channels. It is based on the surface tension directed injection of a gas into the liquid flow through micrometer-sized holes in the microchannel wall. The injected gas is directed to an exhaust by

  6. Predictive factors of bladder outlet obstruction following the tension ...

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    H. Elghamrawi

    Abstract. Objectives: To identify patients at risk for postoperative outlet obstruction after the tension-free vaginal tape obturator (TVTO) procedure in order to allow for better counseling and possible treatment alternatives. Subjects and methods: This prospective study was carried out on 85 women who underwent the TVTO.

  7. Essential Tension: Specialization with Broad and General Training in Psychology

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    Roberts, Michael C.

    2006-01-01

    The practice fields of psychology develop through specialization in training and education. The recognized specialties play a major role in developing new opportunities for professional psychology and providing quality services for the public. The essential tension comes from the balance of innovation and tradition and, in professional psychology,…

  8. Economic Bases for Lessening U.S.-Soviet Tensions.

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    Brown, Lester R.

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    Discusses how the increasing Soviet dependence on American grain can be used to reduce international tensions. Soviet agricultural policies could affect worker morale and the entire Soviet political system. President Reagan is well-positioned to engage the Soviets in serious discussions of reductions in both nuclear and conventional weapons. (AM)

  9. Feeling Wall Tension in an Interactive Demonstration of Laplace's Law

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    Letic, Milorad

    2012-01-01

    Laplace's Law plays a major role in explanations of the wall tension of structures like blood vessels, the bladder, the uterus in pregnancy, bronchioles, eyeballs, and the behavior of aneurisms or the enlarged heart. The general relation of Laplace's law, expressing that the product of the radius of curvature (r) and pressure (P) is equal to wall…

  10. Living in Tension: Secularism and Christianity in the Military

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    homosexual persons to serve in the military. This project seeks to analyze the growing tension that is created by the move to increased...chaplaincy in the United States when it instituted a paid chaplaincy for the Army. George Washington understood the importance of nurturing the religious

  11. Tension and Compression Creep Apparatus for wood-Plastic Composites

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    Scott E. Hamel; John C. Hermanson; Steven M. Cramer

    2011-01-01

    Design of structural members made of wood-plastic composites (WPC) is not possible without accurate test data for tension and compression. The viscoelastic behavior of these materials means that these data are required for both the quasi-static stress-strain response, and the long-term creep response. Their relative incompressibility causes inherent difficulties in...

  12. Dissipative Particle Dynamics of tension-induced membrane fusion

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    Shillcock, Julian C.

    2009-01-01

    Recent studies of tension-induced membrane fusion using dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations are briefly reviewed. The stochastic nature of the fusion process makes it necessary to simulate a large number of fusion attempts in order to obtain reliable fusion statistics and to extract...

  13. Plasticity size effects in tension and compression of single crystals

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    Deshpande, VS; Needleman, A; Van der Giessen, E

    2005-01-01

    The effect of size and loading conditions on the tension and compression stress-strain response of micron-sized planar crystals is investigated using discrete dislocation plasticity. The crystals are taken to have a single active slip system and both small-strain and finite-strain analyses are

  14. Indentation of a floating elastic sheet: geometry versus applied tension

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    Box, Finn; Vella, Dominic; Style, Robert W.; Neufeld, Jerome A.

    2017-10-01

    The localized loading of an elastic sheet floating on a liquid bath occurs at scales from a frog sitting on a lily pad to a volcano supported by the Earth's tectonic plates. The load is supported by a combination of the stresses within the sheet (which may include applied tensions from, for example, surface tension) and the hydrostatic pressure in the liquid. At the same time, the sheet deforms, and may wrinkle, because of the load. We study this problem in terms of the (relatively weak) applied tension and the indentation depth. For small indentation depths, we find that the force-indentation curve is linear with a stiffness that we characterize in terms of the applied tension and bending stiffness of the sheet. At larger indentations, the force-indentation curve becomes nonlinear and the sheet is subject to a wrinkling instability. We study this wrinkling instability close to the buckling threshold and calculate both the number of wrinkles at onset and the indentation depth at onset, comparing our theoretical results with experiments. Finally, we contrast our results with those previously reported for very thin, highly bendable membranes.

  15. Surface energy and surface tension of liquid metal nanodrops

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    Shebzukhov A.A.

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available A unitary approach has been proposed for the calculation of surface energy and surface tension of nanoparticle being in equilibrium with its saturated vapor on both flat and curved surfaces at given temperature. The final equations involve parameters dependent on the type of premelting structure: bcc, fcc or hcp.

  16. Instructional Design and Professional Informal Learning: Practices, Tensions, and Ironies

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    Yanchar, Stephen C.; Hawkley, Melissa N.

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative study explored the nature of informal learning in professional instructional designers' everyday work activities. Based on intensive interviews with six full-time practitioners, and using a hermeneutic form of data analysis, this study produced seven themes concerning the practices, tensions, and ironies associated with this…

  17. Closed-Loop Tension Control System for Injection Moulding Machine

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    In any of these processes, the system was to ensure significant tension control in the filament. The design system process began by selection of components with justification. These components were then assembled and tested using Arduino platform with C-programming and finally, conclusion and recommendation were ...

  18. Aerodynamic Profiles of Women with Muscle Tension Dysphonia/Aphonia

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    Gillespie, Amanda I.; Gartner-Schmidt, Jackie; Rubinstein, Elaine N.; Abbott, Katherine Verdolini

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: In this study, the authors aimed to (a) determine whether phonatory airflows and estimated subglottal pressures (est-P[subscript sub]) for women with primary muscle tension dysphonia/aphonia (MTD/A) differ from those for healthy speakers; (b) identify different aerodynamic profile patterns within the MTD/A subject group; and (c) determine…

  19. Masseter muscle tension and chewing ability in older persons.

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    Ohara, Yuki; Hirano, Hirohiko; Watanabe, Yutaka; Edahiro, Ayako; Sato, Emiko; Shinkai, Shoji; Yoshida, Hiroto; Mataki, Shiro

    2013-04-01

    Mastication is an important function to maintain, not only for oral health, but also for quality of life. An easy-to-use method to evaluate the chewing ability of elderly people in any environment is necessary. Few studies have discussed the effectiveness of the masseter muscle by palpation. The purpose of this study was to clarify the availability of masseter muscle tension assessment methods by investigating its relationship with oral health status, and comparing it with other methods of assessing chewing ability. This cross-sectional study was carried out with 547 community-dwelling elderly subjects (246 men and 301 women; mean age 73.8 ± 6.2 years) who participated in a comprehensive annual geriatric health examination in 2010 at Kusatsu, Gunma, Japan. Chewing ability was evaluated by masseter muscle tension palpation, differences of masseter muscle thickness, occlusal force, self-reported chewing ability, and the number of remaining and functional teeth. Masseter muscle thickness was measured by ultrasonography. Masseter muscle thickness and occlusal force showed significant differences between males and females. The strength of masseter muscle tension palpation was significantly associated with men's occlusal force, masseter muscle thickness, the number of remaining and functional teeth, and self-reported chewing ability (P muscle thickness, the number of remaining teeth, and self-reported chewing ability and results of palpation (P palpation of masseter muscle tension is a reliable and easy-to-use method to evaluate the chewing ability of elderly people. © 2012 Japan Geriatrics Society.

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    Democracy and development in the age of globalisation: Tensions and contradictions in the context of specific African challenges1. JOHN CANTIUS MUBANGIZI. Professor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Law and Management. Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 1 INTRODUCTION.

  1. k-String tensions and their large-N dependence

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    Greensite, J.; Patella, A.

    2011-01-01

    We consider whether the 1/N corrections to k-string tensions must begin at order 1/N^2, as in the Sine Law, or whether odd powers of 1/N, as in Casimir Scaling, are also acceptable. The issue is important because different models of confinement differ in their predictions for the representation-dependence of k-string tensions, and corrections involving odd powers of 1/N would seem to be ruled out by the large-N expansion. We show, however, that k-string tensions may, in fact, have leading 1/N corrections, and consistency with the large-N expansion, in the open string sector, is achieved by an exact pairwise cancellation among terms involving odd powers of 1/N in particular combinations of Wilson loops. It is shown how these cancellations come about in a concrete example, namely, strong coupling lattice gauge theory with the heat-kernel action, in which k-string tensions follow the Casimir scaling rule.

  2. Rheological Parameters as Affected by Water Tension in Subtropical Soils

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    Patricia Pértile

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Rheological parameters have been used to study the interaction between particles and the structural strength of soils subjected to mechanical stresses, in which soil composition and water content most strongly affect soil resistance to deformation. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of water tension on rheological parameters of soils with different mineralogical, physical, and chemical composition. Surface and subsurface horizons of four Oxisols, two Ultisols, one Alfisol, and one Vertisol were physically and chemically characterized; their rheological parameters were obtained from amplitude sweep tests under oscillatory shear on disturbed soil samples that were saturated and subjected to water tension of 1, 3, 6, and 10 kPa. In these samples, the rheological parameters linear viscoelastic deformation limit (γL, maximum shear stress (τmax, and integral z were determined. By simple regression analysis of the rheological parameters as a function of soil water tension, we observed increased mechanical strength with increasing water tension up to at least 6 kPa, primarily due to increased capillary forces in the soil. However, increased elasticity assessed by γL was not as expressive as the increase in structural rigidity assessed by τmax and integral z. Elastic deformation of the soil (γL increases with the increase in the number of bonds among particles, which depend on the clay, total carbon, expansive clay mineral, and cation contents; however, maximum shear resistance (τmax and structural stiffness (integral z mainly increase with clay, kaolinite, and oxide content by increasing the strength of interparticle bonds. A decrease in mechanical strength occurs for water tension of 10 kPa (the lowest water content evaluated in sandy horizons or in horizons with a high proportion of resistant microaggregates (pseudosand, when associated with low bulk density, due to fewer points of contact between soil particles and therefore

  3. Perception of tension in music: musicians versus nonmusicians.

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    Fredrickson, W E

    2000-01-01

    Music therapists are often highly trained musicians who deal with diverse populations, most of whom do not have formal musical training. Questions may arise regarding the issue of a therapist's ability to understand, and predict, the musical perceptions and preferences of a client when their own background is so different. The current work is a look at a series of studies using various musical stimuli and comparing responses of musicians and nonmusicians to perceived "musical tension." Subjects (N = 126) included adult musicians and nonmusicians as well as a case study of a father/daughter. All subjects listened to recordings through individual headphones and were physically isolated from other subjects to ensure individuality of responses. Subjects, whether adults or children, were given instructions telling them that they were about to hear a piece of music and that they would be using a Continuous Response Digital Interface (CRDI) dial to trace the musical tension they heard. No specific definition of musical tension was given to any of the subjects. In effect, individual subjects supplied their own definition, either knowingly or unknowingly, in the absence of a formal one. Results indicated that group perceptions of the points at which tension and its release were strongest are remarkably similar between musicians and nonmusicians (correlations ranged from r =.71 to r =.95). Within at least the western art music tradition the likelihood that perceptions of group responses to tension and release in music could be predicted is high. These data indicate that therapists, trained as musicians, might be able to predict with some accuracy the responses of their clients who are not trained musicians.

  4. Waves and Cycles of Religious Tension in History

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The notions of «religious awakening» and «religious revival» refer to processes which took place in the history of European civilization. These notions are widely used in academic language and literature. During the last third of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first century, a global phenomenon emerged which can be described as «de-secularization», «religious revival» or «spiritual awakening». This was characteristic of all religions. Sociologists, researchers of religions and political scientists have begun to discuss its nature and character. The author attempts to place it in the broader context of Western European and Russian history of the last five hundred years. He wishes to examine it with reference to the cyclic-wave theory of social development. He introduces the concept of «religious tension» defined as the idea that mankind and the individual cannot be in a state of constant religious tension. Following the wave of spiritual tension or religious revival a «return wave» of spiritual indifference or tranquility succeeds. The two periods taken together constitute a single cycle. As a criterion for assessing the presence or absence of tension, the author highlights popular piety and the religious atmosphere just before the Protestant Reformation. These models are later employed as part of a pattern underlining similar characteristics of religious life at other times. The first section of the article presents the theory behind the problem and the characteristics of the return wave lasting from 1930 to 1960. This was the wave that served as the basis for the theory of secularization. The second section of the article highlights the religious tension characteristic of the second half of the twentieth and the start of the twenty-fi rst century.

  5. TAPONAMIENTO DE GOTEROS Y DEL FILTRO DE DISCOS CON AGUA RESIDUAL SANITARIA DE UNA LAGUNA DE MADURACIÓN CLOGGING OF DRIPPERS AND DISC FILTERS BY SEWAGE FROM MATURATION POND

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    Rafael Oliveira Batista

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    Full Text Available El método de riego localizado, ha sido usado para la aplicación de aguas residuales, debido a la elevada eficiencia en la aplicación del fluido y el bajo riesgo de contaminación del producto agrícola y de los operadores de campo. Sin embargo, los sistemas de riego localizado, poseen emisores que presentan alta susceptibilidad al taponamiento. En el presente trabajo, se analizó el potencial de taponamiento de distintos goteros y del filtro de discos con agua residual sanitaria proveniente de una laguna de maduración, para lo cual, se instaló una plataforma de ensayo con tres modelos de goteros en un filtro de disco de 120 mallas. Análisis físicos, químicos y microbiológicos del agua residual sanitaria tratada fueron realizados, así como evaluaciones de uniformidad de aplicación de agua y del desempeño del sistema de filtración. De los resultados obtenidos, se concluyó que el agua residual sanitaria tratada, presentó un elevado riesgo de taponamiento, tanto de goteros como del filtro de discos; lo que repercutió en una considerable disminución de la uniformidad de la aplicación de agua, siendo la formación de biofilme, el principal factor de taponamiento de goteros. La presencia de partículas orgánicas en el fluido, interfirió en el desempeño del filtro de discos, por lo tanto, el agua residual sanitaria tratada, debe ser sometida a tratamiento químico o biológico para su aplicación a cultivos agrícolas por goteo y periodos de tiempo superiores a 200 horas.The method of trickle irrigation has been used for wastewater application due to its high effluent application efficiency and the low risk of contamination of agricultural products and field operators. However, the trickle irrigation systems have emitters that showed high susceptibility to clogging. This study aimed to analyze the obstruction potential of different drip emitters and filter discs with sewage from a maturation pond. To do so, it was set up bench to

  6. Modelos avaliativos e reforma sanitária Brasileira: enfoque qualitativo-participativo Modelos evaluativos y reforma sanitaria Brasilera: enfoque cualitativo-participativo Evaluation models and Brazilian health reform: a qualitative-participatory approach

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    Maria Lúcia Magalhães Bosi

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    Full Text Available Ao longo dos últimos anos, registra-se um crescente interesse por propostas avaliativas não tradicionais e mais abrangentes nos movimentos de reforma sanitária em curso na América Latina. Este estudo teve por objetivo analisar potencialidades do enfoque avaliativo qualitativo-participativo ante o desafio de fortalecer as reformas sanitárias na região, particularmente aquelas que se configuram progressistas, como o caso brasileiro. Há necessidade de se avaliarem as reformas sanitárias rigorosa e permanentemente, sobretudo a incongruência do emprego de modelos normativos para avaliar sistemas de saúde baseados nos princípios de universalização, integralidade, humanização e gestão democrática. Além da demanda por estratégias e instrumentos de avaliação, a reforma sanitária brasileira requer a adoção de propostas e práticas avaliativas fundamentadas em outros paradigmas distintos daquele ainda hegemônico no âmbito da avaliação em saúde. Advoga-se pela utilização de modelos emergentes de avaliação, tais como os de corte qualitativo-participativo.A lo largo de los últimos años, se registra un interés creciente por propuestas evaluativas no tradicionales y más amplio en los movimientos de reforma sanitaria en curso en la América Latina. Este estudio tuvo por objetivo analizar potencialidades del enfoque evaluativo cualitativo-participativo frente al desafío de fortalecer las reformas sanitarias en la región, particularmente aquellas que se configuran como progresistas, como el caso brasilero. Hay necesidad de evaluar las reformas sanitarias de forma rigorosa y permanente, sobretodo la incongruencia del empleo de modelos normativos para evaluar sistemas de salud basados en los principios de universalización, integralidad, humanización y gestión democrática. Además de la demanda por estrategias e instrumentos de evaluación, la reforma sanitaria brasilera requiere la adopción de propuestas y pr

  7. Problemática hídrico-sanitaria, percepción local y calidad de fuentes de agua en una comunidad toba (qom) del Impenetrable (Chaco, Argentina)

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    Martinez, Gustavo Javier; Beccaglia, Ana María; Llinares, Analia

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    Se presenta un estudio transdisciplinario que focaliza aspectos de la salud ambiental de las comunidades tobas (qom) en relación con la problemática hídrico-sanitaria de la región del Impenetrable chaqueño. Se obtuvo información mediante métodos de investigación participativa, observación en el ámbito doméstico, y documentación etnobotánica de especies relacionadas al manejo y uso del agua. Se registraron términos vernáculos referidos a la aptitud y el sabor del agua, así como las representac...

  8. La utilización de métodos probabilísticos para la evaluación económica de tecnologías sanitarias Use of probabilistic methods in economic evaluation of health technologies

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    Josep Darbà

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pretende ilustrar las ventajas de los métodos probabilísticos en la evaluación económica de tecnologías sanitarias. Estos métodos consisten en representar cada uno de los parámetros del modelo mediante funciones de distribución probabilísticas, y ofrecen un análisis de la incertidumbre de los parámetros del modelo mucho mejor que el que se podría llevar a cabo con métodos determinísticos. Los resultados que se obtienen con los métodos probabilísticos se pueden representar mediante una nube de puntos que representa la distribución conjunta de costes y efectos en un mismo plano. Este tipo de información es la que se recoge en la curva de aceptabilidad coste-efectiva, que indica la probabilidad de que una determinada tecnología sanitaria sea coste-efectiva para un determinado valor del AVAC.The present article illustrates the advantages of probabilistic methods in health technology assessment. Using probabilistic distributions for parameters, these methods represent parameter uncertainty more effectively than deterministic models. The results of this simulation process represent the joint distribution of cost and effects in the cost-effective plane. More precisely, the cost-effectiveness ratio of each simulation is used to determine whether the ratio is cost effective in relation to the ceiling ratio. This kind of information is represented in the cost-effectiveness acceptability curve, which indicates the probability of a health technology being cost-effective for a particular quality-adjusted life year value.

  9. Caracterización de las condiciones higiénico sanitarias y microbiológicas de los puntos operativos del programa nacional de alimentación al adulto mayor PNAAM ICBF 2007

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    Jhon Jairo Bejarano Roncancio

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes. El Programa Nacional de Alimentación al Adulto Mayor PNAAM surgió como estrategia del Plan de Desarrollo “Hacia un Estado comunitario 2002 - 2006”, para mitigar el hambre y mejorar el estado nutricional de esta población en  condición de pobreza y vulnerabilidad a través del suministro de un complemento alimentario en dos modalidades, ración preparada (RP y ración para preparar (RPP. Objetivo. Identificar los factores que ocasionan el deterioro de la calidad e inocuidad de los alimentos ofrecidos en la ración preparada que pueden representar un peligro de Enfermedad Transmitida por Alimentos ETA para los beneficiarios. Materiales y métodos. Se efectúo un estudio descriptivo donde se analizaron las condiciones higiénico sanitarias de 603 puntos de operación nacional y los resultados microbiológicos. A partir de dos bases de datos elaboradas por la interventoría técnica a este programa, se tamizaron 25.285 datos que permitieron caracterizar las variables estudiadas. Resultados. Todos los departamentos que suministraron la modalidad RP, presentaron condiciones higiénico sanitarias que favorecieron el peligro biológico para los alimentos que se manufacturaron. Se encontraron muestras contaminadas con microorganismos patógenos por fuera de los parámetros establecidos indicador de calidad. Conclusión. Existen condiciones técnicas desfavorables para la producción de alimentación y los resultados microbiológicos obtenidos muestran contaminación en alimentos preparados y aguas. Los operadores del programa, durante su ejecución, iniciaron planes de mejoramiento recomendados por la interventoría, que disminuyó el peligro biológico en la cadena alimentaria.

  10. EFECTIVIDAD DE UNA ESTRATEGIA DE INTERVENCIÓN SANITARIA PARA LA PROMOCIÓN DE LA SALUD EN LA CAMPAÑA DE VACUNACIÓN CONTRA LA HEPATITIS B

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    Carlos Gonzales

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Mejorar la efectividad de la campaña de vacunación luego de aplicar el diseño de intervención sanitaria estratégico local con la finalidad de promover la salud en la campaña de vacunación contra la hepatitis B. Diseño: Estudio de tipo cuasi experimental, descriptivo, longitudinal. Lugar: Centro educativo nacional perteneciente al distrito de Villa el Salvador en coordinación con el centro de salud San Martín de Porres perteneciente a la red de salud de Lima. Participantes: Estudiantes escolares atendidos durante la campaña de vacunación cuyas edades oscilan ente 5 y 16 años. Intervenciones: Aplicación del plan de ejecución de la campaña de vacunación diseñado en coordinación con los actores sociales comunitarios, revisión del libro de vacunados por el centro de salud. Principales medidas de resultados: Frecuencia de vacunados de la primera y segunda dosis, prueba Z para proporciones. Resultados: La eficacia fue medida en función de los porcentajes de vacunados. Así, en la primera intervención fue 40.1%, en la segunda fue 60.8% de vacunados .Se observo diferencia significativa estadística p=0.02 (p<0.05 entre la primera intervención y la segunda. Conclusión: La intervención sanitaria estratégica local de la segunda vacunación fue efectiva al observarse un incremento del porcentaje de vacunados luego de la aplicación del diseño de intervención.

  11. Efectividad de una estrategia de intervención sanitaria para la promoción de la salud en la campaña de vacunación contra la Hepatitis B

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    Carlos Gonzales

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Mejorar la efectividad de la campaña de vacunación luego de aplicar el diseño de intervención sanitaria estratégico local con la finalidad de promover la salud en la campaña de vacunación contra la hepatitis B. Diseño: Estudio de tipo cuasi experimental, descriptivo, longitudinal. Lugar: Centro educativo nacional perteneciente al distrito de Villa el Salvador en coordinación con el centro de salud San Martín de Porres perteneciente a la red de salud de Lima. Participantes: Estudiantes escolares atendidos durante la campaña de vacunación cuyas edades oscilan ente 5 y 16 años. Intervenciones: Aplicación del plan de ejecución de la campaña de vacunación diseñado en coordinación con los actores sociales comunitarios, revisión del libro de vacunados por el centro de salud. Principales medidas de resultados: Frecuencia de vacunados de la primera y segunda dosis, prueba Z para proporciones. Resultados: La eficacia fue medida en función de los porcentajes de vacunados. Así, en la primera intervención fue 40.1%, en la segunda fue 60.8% de vacunados .Se observo diferencia significativa estadística p=0.02 (p<0.05 entre la primera intervención y la segunda. Conclusión: La intervención sanitaria estratégica local de la segunda vacunación fue efectiva al observarse un incremento del porcentaje de vacunados luego de la aplicación del diseño de intervención.

  12. Formación basada en competencias en educación sanitaria: aproximaciones a enfoques y modelos de competencia. [Outcome-based health education: Possible approaches and models of competence

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    Martinez-Clares, Pilar

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available The great changes taking place in society today call into question traditional training, which is focused on the transmission of knowledge and training skills. Some experts suggest that the introduction of a competency-based approach to training has presented it with an avenue for modernization and cooperation with the needs of the organizational environment. The approach of Outcome Based Education is considered one of the most important changes in health education for the twenty-first century. This approach is predominant in higher education institutions around the world and is the method recommended by major governing bodies and evaluators of health education (or, in a narrower sense, medical education. Los grandes cambios que se están produciendo en la sociedad de hoy en día ponen en entredicho la formación tradicional, centrada en la transmisión de conocimientos y en el entrenamiento de ciertas habilidades. Algunos expertos apuntan que la introducción del enfoque de competencias ha significado para la formación una vía para la actualización y el acercamiento a necesidades del ambiente organizacional. El enfoque de Formación basada en Competencias (FBC, en adelante, más conocido en la literatura internacional como Out Come Based Education, es considerado uno de los cambios más importantes en la educación sanitaria para el siglo XXI. Este enfoque, es el enfoque educativo predominante en las instituciones de educación superior del mundo y el que recomiendan los principales organismos rectores y evaluadores de la educación sanitaria (o educación médica en un sentido mas restringido.

  13. Influence of specimen type and reinforcement on measured tension-tension fatigue life of unidirectional GFRP laminates

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    Korkiakoski, Samuli; Brøndsted, Povl; Sarlin, Essi

    2016-01-01

    It is well known that standardised tension-tension fatigue test specimens of unidirectional (UD) glass-fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP) laminates tend to fail at end tabs. The true fatigue life is then underestimated. The first objective of this study was to find for UD GFRP laminates a test spec...... a significant effect on the failure mode and measured fatigue life of the laminates. A significantly higher fatigue life was measured for the laminate with the powder-bound fabric reinforcement when compared to the laminate with the stitched reinforcement.......It is well known that standardised tension-tension fatigue test specimens of unidirectional (UD) glass-fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP) laminates tend to fail at end tabs. The true fatigue life is then underestimated. The first objective of this study was to find for UD GFRP laminates a test...... specimen that fails in the gauge section. The second objective was to compare fatigue performance of two laminates, one having a newly developed UD powder-bound fabric as a reinforcement and the other having a quasi-UD stitched non-crimp fabric as a reinforcement. In the first phase, a rectangular specimen...

  14. Survismeter, 3-in-1 Instrument for Simultaneous Measurements of Surface Tension, Inter Facial Tension (IFT and Viscosity

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    Man Singh

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The article presents Inter Facial Tension (IFT (ift, N m-1 of benzene-water; surface tensions (, N m-1 and viscosities (, N s m-2 of ethanol, glycerol, ethyl acetate, n-hexane, diethyl ether, chloroform, benzene, carbon tetrachloride [CCl4], formic acid, measured with Survismeter with ± 1.1x10-5 N m-1, ± 1.3x10-5 N m-1 and ± 1.1x10-6 N s m-2 accuracies respectively. Also the surface tension and viscosities of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC, dodecylbenzenesulfonicacid (DBSA and tetramethylammoniumhydroxide (TMAH in aqueous media have been measured with survismeter at 298.15 K. IFT of water and benzene interface was determined with survismeter. The survismeter saves resources, user’s efforts and infrastructure more than 80 % as compared to usual methods and prevents 80% disposal of materials to environment. It very accurately measures surface tension and IFT of volatile and poisonous liquids at any desired temperatures as liquids are jacked (jacketed in closed glass made bulbs.

  15. Tensions in the Parent and Adult Child Relationship: Links to Solidarity and Ambivalence

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    Birditt, Kira S.; Miller, Laura M.; Fingerman, Karen L.; Lefkowitz, Eva S.

    2009-01-01

    Tensions are normative in the parent and adult child relationship, but there is little research on the topics that cause the most tension or whether tensions are associated with overall relationship quality. Adult sons and daughters, aged 22 to 49, and their mothers and fathers (N = 158 families, 474 individuals) reported the intensity of different tension topics and relationship quality (solidarity and ambivalence) with one another. Tensions varied between and within families by generation, gender and age of offspring. In comparison to tensions regarding individual issues, tensions regarding the relationship were associated with lower affective solidarity and greater ambivalence. Findings are consistent with the developmental schism hypothesis, which indicates that parent-child tensions are common and are the result of discrepancies in developmental needs which vary by generation, gender, and age. PMID:19485648

  16. Corrosion characteristics of post-tensioning strands in ungrouted ducts : summary.

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    2011-01-01

    To prevent corrosion of post-tensioning strands, FDOT construction specifications currently require post-tensioning ducts to be grouted within seven calendar days of strand installation. This period challenges construction schedules on large projects...

  17. Anterior cruciate ligament graft tensioning. Is the maximal sustained one-handed pull technique reproducible?

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    Hirpara Kieran M

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tensioning of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL reconstruction grafts affects the clinical outcome of the procedure. As yet, no consensus has been reached regarding the optimum initial tension in an ACL graft. Most surgeons rely on the maximal sustained one-handed pull technique for graft tension. We aim to determine if this technique is reproducible from patient to patient. Findings We created a device to simulate ACL reconstruction surgery using Ilizarov components and porcine flexor tendons. Six experienced ACL reconstruction surgeons volunteered to tension porcine grafts using the device to see if they could produce a consistent tension. None of the surgeons involved were able to accurately reproduce graft tension over a series of repeat trials. Conclusions We conclude that the maximal sustained one-handed pull technique of ACL graft tensioning is not reproducible from trial to trial. We also conclude that the initial tension placed on an ACL graft varies from surgeon to surgeon.

  18. Tensions in the parent and adult child relationship: Links to solidarity and ambivalence.

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    Birditt, Kira S; Miller, Laura M; Fingerman, Karen L; Lefkowitz, Eva S

    2009-06-01

    Tensions are normative in the parent and adult child relationship, but there is little research on the topics that cause the most tension or whether tensions are associated with overall relationship quality. In this study, adult sons and daughters, age 22 to 49, and their mothers and fathers (N = 158 families, 474 individuals) reported the intensity of different tension topics and relationship quality (solidarity and ambivalence) with one another. Tensions varied between and within families by generation, gender, and age of offspring. Compared to tensions regarding individual issues, tensions regarding the relationship were associated with lower affective solidarity and greater ambivalence. Findings are consistent with the developmental schism hypothesis, which indicates that parent-child tensions are common and are the result of discrepancies in developmental needs that vary by generation, gender, and age. (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved.

  19. Anterior cruciate ligament graft tensioning. Is the maximal sustained one-handed pull technique reproducible?

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    O'Neill, Barry J

    2011-07-20

    Abstract Background Tensioning of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction grafts affects the clinical outcome of the procedure. As yet, no consensus has been reached regarding the optimum initial tension in an ACL graft. Most surgeons rely on the maximal sustained one-handed pull technique for graft tension. We aim to determine if this technique is reproducible from patient to patient. Findings We created a device to simulate ACL reconstruction surgery using Ilizarov components and porcine flexor tendons. Six experienced ACL reconstruction surgeons volunteered to tension porcine grafts using the device to see if they could produce a consistent tension. None of the surgeons involved were able to accurately reproduce graft tension over a series of repeat trials. Conclusions We conclude that the maximal sustained one-handed pull technique of ACL graft tensioning is not reproducible from trial to trial. We also conclude that the initial tension placed on an ACL graft varies from surgeon to surgeon.

  20. Twin stability in highly nanotwinned Cu under compression, torsion and tension

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    Hodge, A.M.; Furnish, T.A.; Shute, C.J.

    2012-01-01

    Twin stability under four distinct mechanical loading states has been investigated for highly nanotwinned Cu containing parallel nanotwins 40 nm thick. Observed deformation-induced microstructural changes under tension, compression, tension–tension fatigue and torsion are qualitatively compared...

  1. Emerging Tensions at the Interface of Artificial Intelligence, IPRs & Competition Law in the Health & Life Sciences

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    Minssen, Timo

    This presentation: • describes the interface between Big Data, IPRs & competition law in the life sciences. • highlights selected life-science areas, where tensions and potential clashes are crystallizing. • discusses how these tensions could be addressed...

  2. Accuracy of Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Tension Measurements during Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

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    Stege, Gerben; van den Elshout, Frank J.J; Heijdra, Yvonne F; van de Ven, Marjo J.T; Dekhuijzen, P.N. Richard; Vos, Petra J.E

    2009-01-01

    Background: Measurements of transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension (PtcCO ) with current devices are proven to provide clinically acceptable agreement with measurements of partial arterial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO...

  3. Dependence on winding tensions for stability of a superconducting coil

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    Takeo, Masakatsu; Sato, Seiki; Matsuo, Masaaki; Kiss, Takanobu; Takao, Tomoaki; Yamanaka, Atsuhiko; Kashima, Toshihiro; Mito, Toshiyuki; Minamizato, Kazushige

    2003-10-01

    The purpose of this study is to manufacture a high performance superconducting pulse coil by using high strength polyethylene fiber (DF; Dyneema ® fiber) reinforced plastic (DFRP) or Dyneema-glass hybrid composite fiber reinforced plastic (DGFRP) as material of a coil bobbin, which has negative thermal expansion, low frictional coefficient and high thermal conductivity. Description in this paper is as follows. First, thermal strains of several kinds of FRP pipes made by filament-winding (FW) method are measured, and the measured results well agreed with calculated ones by our proposed calculation method about thermal strains of a FW-pipe form. This shows that thermal expansion can be controlled by the proposed design technique of a DGFRP FW-pipe. Moreover, frictional coefficients of FRP plates using as coil structural material are measured and frictional heats are calculated for respective material when contact forces are changed. From these results, we find that the lower winding tension of a coil generates the smaller frictional heat when the frictional coefficient of the coil structural material is low. Furthermore, we systematically measure quench characteristics of many specimens of small superconducting coils using DFRP or DGFRP bobbins with different thermal expansions. From the results of quench tests, we find that the higher winding tension's coils tend to decrease quench current when the coil's bobbin expanded to a direction of circumference during the cooling down to cryogenic temperature, and suitable values of winding tension in a coil are located in region of 2-4 kg/mm 2. Finally, we design and manufacture 100 kJ class superconducting pulse coil by using a DGFRP bobbin, which wound in winding tension of 4 kg/mm 2. In addition, we prepare another 100 kJ class coil with the higher winding tensions of 8 kg/mm 2, and the quench characteristics of the coils are compared. The quench currents in the coils exceed the 95% rating on the load line for critical

  4. Identification of the non-linear hysteretic behavior of a belt tensioner

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    Michon, Guilhem; Manin, Lionel; Almajid, Ahmad; Dufour, Regis

    2004-01-01

    Mechanical tensioners are widely used in belt drive systems of automotive engines. They act to maintain a minimum tension in the slack span and to decrease transverse belt vibrations. They are composed of an idler pulley, an arm lever and a torsional springThe paper deals with the modeling of the dynamic behaviour of a tensioner. First an experimental investigation permits the characterisation of the tensioner: it is subjected to a force-deflection test carried out using a specific experiment...

  5. Variations of the perception of mood and tension of music excerpts depending on the visual context

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    Payri, Blas

    2009-01-01

    We study the influence that image features may have on music tension and liveliness perception. 72 music excerpts from different genres and periods were selected, and 72 still shots were taken from different animation features little known to the subjects. 62 subjects rated the isolated images for tension and liveliness, 37 subjects rated the isolated music excerpts for tension and liveliness, and 153 subjects rated the music excerpts combined with the images for music tension and liveliness,...

  6. Vigilancia sanitaria de cianobacterias en aguas de consumo humano y aguas de baño Health surveys of cyanobacteria in drinking and recreational waters

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    Guadalupe Martínez Juárez

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Las autoridades de Salud Pública tienen implantados y consolidados programas de vigilancia sanitaria de aguas de consumo humano y aguas de baño, cuya finalidad es evitar riesgos para la salud de la población que consume agua o que utiliza con fines recreativos zonas de baño continentales. A la luz de los conocimientos científicos actuales, la proliferación de cianobacterias es un nuevo riesgo, que es necesario tener en cuenta en los programas de protección de la salud. En el presente trabajo, cuyo principal objetivo es conocer la presencia de cianobacterias y microcistinas en aguas utilizadas para consumo humano y baño, se muestran los resultados obtenidos en los programas de vigilancia llevados a cabo en el Área de Salud de Talavera de la Reina en los últimos cuatro años. Se ha realizado un estudio descriptivo de la presencia de cianobacterias y microcistinas, en agua bruta de la captación de dos embalses y en agua tratada a la salida de dos plantas de tratamiento de agua potable. Esto mismo se ha estudiado en otros dos embalses utilizados para baño en época estival. Para ello se han efectuado muestreos quincenales y posterior identificación y recuento de cianobacterias y determinación de microcistinas disueltas en agua mediante técnica ELISA. De los resultados de la vigilancia de aguas de consumo humano, se concluye que los valores de microcistinas detectados en los embalses no son elevados, apareciendo en menos del 6% de los muestreos efectuados y que el tratamiento aplicado en las plantas de tratamiento de agua potable, es eficaz para su eliminación. De la vigilancia de cianobacterias en el agua de baño, se concluye que a lo largo de tres temporadas, en el 48% de los muestreos realizados en las dos zonas de baño del área, se han superado las 100.000 células/ml, valor guía dado por la OMS, para valorar probabilidad moderada de efectos adversos en bañistas. Destacar que es necesario disponer de datos sobre exposición a

  7. 33 CFR 147.827 - Marlin Tension Leg Platform safety zone.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Marlin Tension Leg Platform... SECURITY (CONTINUED) OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES SAFETY ZONES § 147.827 Marlin Tension Leg Platform safety zone. (a) Description. The Marlin Tension Leg Platform (Marlin TLP), Viasca Knoll, Block 915 (VK...

  8. [Effect of bile acids on surface tension of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in rabbits].

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    Wang, Fei; Zhao, Cong; Tian, Yinghong; Yin, Yanru

    2014-10-01

    To observe changes in surface tension of bronchoalveolar lavage fluids (BALF) in rabbits with hyperbilirubinemia and the influence of bile diluents and 5 different bile acids on BALF surface tension to provide better insight into the regulatory role of bile acids on respiratory function. Bronchoalveolar lavage with 0.9% normal saline was carried out in 30 male New Zealand rabbits and the surface tensions of BALF were measured. The changes in BALF surface tension was measured in rabbits with hyperbilirubinemia. Different concentrations of bile diluents, normal saline, or water solutions of 5 bile acids were added into the collected BALF to test their influence on the surface tension of BALF. The BALF from rabbits with hyperbilirubinemia showed a significantly increased surface tension (Psurface tension of the BALF by 21.15%, 26.09%, and 19.64%, respectively. Among the water solutions of the 5 bile acids, UDCA produced no significant influence on the surface tension of BALF while CDCA, CA, LCA, and DCA increased the surface tension by 16.10%, 21.66%, 14.21%, and 13.05%, respectively. The surface tension of BALF increases significantly during hyperbilirubinemia. Bile diluents as well as the free bile acids CDCA, CA, LCA and DCA, but not UDCA, can increase the surface tension of BALF, suggesting that these bile acids may emulsify pulmonary alveolar surfactants to increase the alveolar surface tension.

  9. 33 CFR 147.837 - Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform... SECURITY (CONTINUED) OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES SAFETY ZONES § 147.837 Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone. (a) Description. Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform, Green Canyon 608 (GC 608), located...

  10. 33 CFR 147.809 - Mars Tension Leg Platform safety zone.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Mars Tension Leg Platform safety... SECURITY (CONTINUED) OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES SAFETY ZONES § 147.809 Mars Tension Leg Platform safety zone. (a) Description. The Mars Tension Leg Platform (Mars TLP) is located at position 28°10′10.29...

  11. Rapid pre-tension loss in the Ilizarov external fixator: an in vitro study.

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    Aquarius, R.J.M.; Kampen, A. van; Verdonschot, N.J.J.

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Wire pre-tension in the Ilizarov frame is considered to be important in order to reduce movements that can impair fracture healing. Wires will eventually lose part of their pre-tension, however. In order to gain more insight into the need for wire pre-tension, we

  12. RESEARCH OF INFLUENCE OF FRONT TENSION AT ROLLING OF PERIODIC PROFILE IN NON-DRIVE ROLLERS

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    L. A. Isayevich

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Influence of a forward tension is theoretically investigated at a rolling of the periodic profiles used as elastic elements of spring suspension brackets. The power balance of rolling process with a tension is analyzed. Dependences for definition of a critical corner and size of its increment are received at a rolling with a forward tension.

  13. Treatment of General Tension: Subjective and Physiological Effects of Progressive Relaxation.

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    Borkovec, T. D.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    Presence or absence of tension release significantly influenced the number of relaxation cycles necessary to produce reports of deep relaxation, frequency of practice, and successfulness of eliminating daily tension at follow-up. Subject's ability to reduce physiological activity by a procedure contributed to reductions in subjective tension.…

  14. Assessment Results of Patellar Fracture Treatment after Tension Band Wiring

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    S. Abdolhossein Mehdinasab

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: To assess the results of patellar fracture treatment by tension band wiring. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was performed to evaluate clinical and radiological results of patellar fracture during past 6 years.Results: Twenty four patients were participated in follow-up. Union was occurred in the mean time of 2.67±0.61 months. Falling down and direct trauma were the most common cause of fracture. Most common complications were thigh muscle atrophy and pin irritation. Excellent and good results in 87.5% and fair results in 12.5% of the patients were seen.Conclusion: Fixation of patellar fractures with tension band wiring was associated with a high rate of union.

  15. The idea of animal welfare - developments and tensions

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    Sandøe, Peter; Jensen, Karsten Klint

    2013-01-01

    This paper focuses on developments and tensions within the idea of animal welfare. There is divergence among those who believe in the idea of animal welfare. First, we discuss what it takes for farm animal welfare to be good enough. How far should society go beyond the starting point...... of the Brambell Committee, which was to prevent avoidable suffering? Secondly, we turn to the tricky question of how welfare should be distributed between animals. Here, a tension within the concept of animal welfare, between a focus on the indivudual animal and on the herd, flock or shoal, is pointed out....... Finally, the role of economic considerations is considered, given that animal production takes place in a global market with free trade between countries with various standards of animal welfare....

  16. Lateral Tension-Induced Penetration of Particles into a Liposome

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    Kazuki Shigyou

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available It is important that we understand the mechanism of the penetration of particles into a living cell to achieve advances in bionanotechnology, such as for treatment, visualization within a cell, and genetic modification. Although there have been many studies on the application of functional particles to cells, the basic mechanism of penetration across a biological membrane is still poorly understood. Here we used a model membrane system to demonstrate that lateral membrane tension drives particle penetration across a lipid bilayer. After the application of osmotic pressure, fully wrapped particles on a liposome surface were found to enter the liposome. We discuss the mechanism of the tension-induced penetration in terms of narrow constriction of the membrane at the neck part. The present findings are expected to provide insight into the application of particles to biological systems.

  17. Effects of Induced Surface Tension in Nuclear and Hadron Matter

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    Sagun V.V.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Short range particle repulsion is rather important property of the hadronic and nuclear matter equations of state. We present a novel equation of state which is based on the virial expansion for the multicomponent mixtures with hard-core repulsion. In addition to the hard-core repulsion taken into account by the proper volumes of particles, this equation of state explicitly contains the surface tension which is induced by another part of the hard-core repulsion between particles. At high densities the induced surface tension vanishes and the excluded volume treatment of hard-core repulsion is switched to its proper volume treatment. Possible applications of this equation of state to a description of hadronic multiplicities measured in A+A collisions, to an investigation of the nuclear matter phase diagram properties and to the neutron star interior modeling are discussed.

  18. Pain perception studies in tension-type headache

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    Bezov, David; Ashina, Sait; Jensen, Rigmor

    2011-01-01

    Tension-type headache (TTH) is a disorder with high prevalence and significant impact on society. Understanding of pathophysiology of TTH is paramount for development of effective treatments and prevention of chronification of TTH. Our aim was to review the findings from pain perception studies...... and suprathreshold stimulation have shown presence of generalized hyperalgesia in chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) patients, while DNIC function has been shown to be reduced in CTTH. One imaging study showed loss of gray matter structures involved in pain processing in CTTH patients. Future studies should aim...... been shown to rapidly reverse central sensitization and may be a new modality in treatment of CTTH and other chronic pain disorders....

  19. Tension-induced fusion of bilayer membranes and vesicles

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    Shillcock, Julian C.; Lipowsky, Reinhard

    2005-03-01

    Maintaining the integrity of their protective plasma membrane is a primary requirement of cells. Accordingly, cellular events that breach the membrane are tightly regulated. Artificial vesicles used in drug delivery must also stay intact until they have reached the desired target. In both cases, the intrinsic resistance of the membrane to rupture must be overcome to allow the efflux of the vesicle's contents. Here, we use mesoscopic simulations to study the fusion of 28-nm-diameter vesicles to 50 × 50 nm2 planar membrane patches over 2 μs. We monitor the time evolution of 93 different fusion attempts. This allows us to construct a global morphology diagram, using the initial tensions of the vesicle and the planar membrane patch as control parameters, and to determine the corresponding fusion statistics. All successful fusion events are observed to occur within 350 ns, which reflects the presence of alternative pathways for the tension relaxation.

  20. Iatrogenic tension pneumothorax in children: two case reports

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    Mayordomo-Colunga Juan

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Two cases of iatrogenic tension pneumothorax in children are reported. Case presentations Case 1: A 2-year-old boy with suspected brain death after suffering multiple trauma suddenly developed intense cyanosis, extreme bradycardia and generalized subcutaneous emphysema during apnea testing. He received advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and urgent bilateral needle thoracostomy. Case 2: A diagnostic-therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy was conducted on a 17-month-old girl, under sedation-analgesia with midazolam and ketamine. She very suddenly developed bradycardia, generalized cyanosis and cervical, thoracic and abdominal subcutaneous emphysema. Urgent needle decompression of both hemithoraces was performed. Conclusion In techniques where gas is introduced into a child's airway, it is vital to ensure its way out to avoid iatrogenic tension pneumothorax. Moreover, the equipment to perform an urgent needle thoracostomy should be readily available.

  1. Changing market values? Tensions of contradicting public management discourses

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    Plotnikof, Mie

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to address studies of New Public Governance (NPG) as a post-New Public Management (NPM) tendency. Although NPG is considered a contrast to NPM and its market incentives, it argues that the practices emerging in tensions of NPM and NPG discourses indicate not a clear......-cut shift away from NPM, but rather changes that combine competition with collaboration and trust. Design/methodology/approach It offers a discourse approach to advance the theorizing and empirical unfolding of the tensions of contradicting, yet co-existing discourses of NPM and NPG and their effects...... in practice. Drawing on a case study from the Danish daycare sector, it investigates local collaborative governance initiatives that develop new quality-management methods. Findings The study elucidates how NPM and NPG discourses collide in local practices of public sector management within daycare. It shows...

  2. Tension Pneumocephalus with Diplegia and Deterioration of Consciousness

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    Harald Prüss

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Tension pneumocephalus results from intracranial air under pressure as a rare complication after head injury or craniofacial surgery. A 58-year-old man underwent ethmoid sinus surgery and subsequently developed rapidly progressive global headache, restlessness, diplegia with sensory loss, and deterioration of the conscious level. A head CT demonstrated extensive pneumocephalus with gross compression of the brain. The frontal retention of air caused widening of the interhemispheric fissure leading to a peaked appearance of the frontal poles, referred to as the ‘Mount Fuji sign’. Surgical revision of a dural air leak resulted in rapid improvement and full clinical resolution. Early diagnosis of tension pneumocephalus and emergent surgical treatment are crucial to prevent life-threatening deterioration.

  3. Tension pneumocephalus with diplegia and deterioration of consciousness.

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    Prüss, Harald; Klingebiel, Randolf; Endres, Matthias

    2011-02-14

    Tension pneumocephalus results from intracranial air under pressure as a rare complication after head injury or craniofacial surgery. A 58-year-old man underwent ethmoid sinus surgery and subsequently developed rapidly progressive global headache, restlessness, diplegia with sensory loss, and deterioration of the conscious level. A head CT demonstrated extensive pneumocephalus with gross compression of the brain. The frontal retention of air caused widening of the interhemispheric fissure leading to a peaked appearance of the frontal poles, referred to as the 'Mount Fuji sign'. Surgical revision of a dural air leak resulted in rapid improvement and full clinical resolution. Early diagnosis of tension pneumocephalus and emergent surgical treatment are crucial to prevent life-threatening deterioration.

  4. Post Traumatic Tension Pneumocephalus: The Mount Fuji Sign

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    Ryan, J

    2017-04-01

    Pneumocephalus is defined as the presence of intracranial air. This is most commonly secondary to a traumatic head injury. Tension pneumocephalus presents radiologically with compression of the frontal lobes and widening of the interhemispheric space between the frontal lobes. It is often termed the Mount Fuji sign due to a perceived similarity with an iconic mountain peak in Japan. We present the case of a 52-year-old gentleman who presented to the emergency department shortly before 8am on a Saturday morning following an assault. He was alert and ambulatory with no clinical evidence of raised intracranial pressure. A plain radiograph of the facial bones showed significant pneumocephalus. A later CT was consistent with a tension pneumocephalus which usually necessitates urgent decompression.The patient showed no clinical signs or symptoms of raised intracranial pressure and was managed conservatively. He was discharged home 16 days later with no neurological deficit

  5. Bilateral normal tension glaucoma: Can this be nutritional?

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    Sirisha Senthil

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Normal tension glaucoma (NTG also known as low tension glaucoma, presents with optic nerve head and visual field damage in the absence of high intraocular pressure (<21 mmHg. There are several patients of NTG seen in our clinics who have repeatable visual field defects, which may or may not correlate with the disc appearance, but are labeled as glaucoma. Ruling out ischemic, nutritional, and other causes of one-time damage are important before diagnosing an NTG. We report 3 such cases that were misdiagnosed and referred as NTG. All three cases were not glaucomatous and had typical features of nutritional optic neuropathy. The typical clinical features, visual field and imaging abnormalities seen in these two conditions and their management is highlighted in this article. Misdiagnosis leads to inappropriate investigations and treatment, but more importantly would lead to worsening of undiagnosed underlying disease.

  6. Measurement of the angle of superficial tension by images

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    Yanez M., Javier; Alonso R., Sergio

    2006-02-01

    When a liquid is deposited on a surface, this one form a certain angle with respect to the surface, where depending on its value, it will conclude that so hard it is his adhesion with the surface. By means of the analysis of images we looked for to measure this angle of superficial tension. In order to make this measurement, we propose a technique by means of projective transformations and one method of regression to estimation parameters to conic fitting.

  7. Augmented Gibbs-Tolman Model for Surface Tension.

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    Tumram, Sukesh; Kesava Rao, K; Ananth, M S

    2017-10-24

    Gibbs developed the thermodynamics of a liquid-vapor system by introducing the idea of a "dividing surface" a hypothetical surface that separates the system into two homogeneous phases. The area and curvatures of a conveniently chosen dividing surface, the "surface of tension", are used to account for the effects of the smooth variation of properties across the actual transition layer between the phases. Tolman (1948, 1949) considered a more detailed model of the interfacial region and obtained expressions for surface tension (σ) and the location of the surface of tension. Based on qualitative arguments, Tolman's model introduced a surface of tension, such that the pressure (P) increases from its saturation value (P sat ) to a maximum value (P max ) as the surface is approached from the vapor side and decreases from (P sat ) to its minimum value (P min ) as the surface is approached from the liquid side. Assuming an exponential decay of (P) away from the surface, Tolman obtained an explicit expression for (σ) in terms of P sat , P max , P min , and two length scales. In the this work, the Gibbs-Tolman (GT) model is used along with the Lee and Kesler (1975) equation of state. The model is augmented to take into account the effect of the density gradient in the transition zone and a 4-parameter augmented model (AGT model) is proposed. The GT and AGT models are shown to fit the data for 152 pure liquids with an absolute average deviation (AAD) of 4.91% and 2.02%, respectively. The corresponding AAD values for 57 liquid mixtures are 4.2% and 3.0% respectively. Arguments are also presented to counter some of the fundamental concerns that have been raised about the GT approach. Although the model correlates the data very well, one of the length parameters turns out to be persistently negative, and the reason for this behavior is not clear.

  8. Surface Tension and Adsorption without a Dividing Surface.

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    Marmur, Abraham

    2015-11-24

    The ingenious concept of a dividing surface of zero thickness that was introduced by Gibbs is the basis of the theory of surface tension and adsorption. However, some fundamental questions, mainly those related to the location of the dividing surface and the proper definition of relative adsorption, have remained open over the years. To avoid these questions, the present paper proposes to analyze an interfacial phase by defining a thermodynamic system of constant, but nonzero thickness. The interfacial phase is analyzed as it really is, namely a nonuniform three-dimensional entity. The current analysis redevelops the equation for calculating surface tension, though with different assumptions. However, the main point in the proposed model is that the thermodynamic interfacial system, due to its fixed thickness, conforms to the requirement of first-order homogeneity of the internal energy. This property is the key that allows using the Gibbs adsorption isotherm. It is also characteristic of the Gibbs dividing surface model, but has not always been discussed with regard to subsequent models. The resulting equation leads to a simple, "natural" expression for the relative adsorption. This expression may be compared with simulations and sophisticated surface concentration measurements, and from which the dependence of interfacial tension on the solution composition can be derived. Finally, it is important to point out that in order to calculate the interfacial tension as well as the relative adsorption from data on the properties of the interfacial phase, there is no need to know its exact thickness, as long as it is bigger than the actual thickness but sufficiently small.

  9. Study Of Bubble-Count Measurement Of Surface Tension

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    Nishioka, Gary M.; Berg, James I.

    1993-01-01

    Report presents study of bubble-count method of measurement of surface or interfacial tension of liquids. In method, gas or liquid pumped at known rate along capillary tube. One end of tube open and immersed in liquid that wets tube. Pumped gas or liquid forms bubbles, detaching themselves from immersed open end of tube, and one measures average period, Pi, for formation and detachment of bubbles.

  10. Surface Tension Triggered Wetting and Point of Care Sensor Design.

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    Falde, Eric J; Yohe, Stefan T; Grinstaff, Mark W

    2015-08-05

    Rapid, simple, and inexpensive point-of-care (POC) medical tests are of significant need around the world. The transition between nonwetting and wetted states is used to create instrument-free surface tension sensors for POC diagnosis, using a layered electrospun mesh with incorporated dye to change color upon wetting. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Tension-free left ITA graft -- the pericardial strip technique.

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    Nezic, D; Peric, M; Knezevic, A; Cirkovic, M; Jovic, M; Bojic, M

    2001-04-01

    Emphysematous lung occupying the whole dome of the left pleural cavity and expanding well over the midline may occasionally present a significant problem for positioning of the left internal thoracic artery, although the graft has been mobilized up to its origin. To avoid an undue tension on it, we combined a well known technique of the pericardial incision with the pericardial strip technique, enabling the lung to expand freely.

  12. Propagation of Financial Tensions from Developed Economies to Emerging Economies

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    Mihaela-Carmen MUNTEAN; Nistor, Costel; Rozalia NISTOR; Panico, Paolo

    2011-01-01

    This paper aims to present the effect they have financial tensions in countries with developed economies on emerging economies. Because many economies have entered into recession, this has resulted in significant slowing of economic growth. The paper’s objectives are related to the presentation of the current global economic situation, the rapidity with which covered the entire world financial crisis. Also, there are presented the levels of development trade flows, financial and monetary, the...

  13. Tension-type headache: one or more headaches?

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    Sjaastad, Ottar

    Summary In this context, the focus will be on the homogeneity of tension-type headache (T-TH): is it a disease? Or: is it more likely to be a syndrome? A multiplicity of disorders from as drastically different fields of medicine as disorders caused by environmental gases, intra-psychic conflicts, and nuchal/cervical disorders can putatively fake T-TH. T-TH is in all probability a conglomerate of disorders and not one solid, homogeneous disorder. PMID:22152438

  14. Treating tension-type headache -- an expert opinion

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    Bendtsen, Lars; Jensen, Rigmor

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Tension-type headache (TTH) is a highly prevalent disorder with enormous costs for the individual and the society. AREAS COVERED: Nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments are reviewed. Electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback has a documented effect in TTH, while cognitive......-behavioral therapy and relaxation training are most likely to be effective. Physical therapy and acupuncture may be valuable options for patients with frequent TTH. Simple analgesics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are recommended for treatment of episodic TTH. Combination analgesics containing caffeine...

  15. Budded membrane microdomains as regulators for cellular tension

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    Sens, Pierre; Turner, Matthew S.

    2005-01-01

    We propose a mechanism for mechanical regulation at the membrane of living cells, based on the exchange of membrane area between the cell membrane and a membrane reservoir. The reservoir is composed of invaginated membrane microdomains which are liable to flatten upon increase of membrane strain, effectively controlling membrane tension. We show that the domain shape transition is first order, allowing for coexistence between flat and invaginated domains. During coexistence, the membrane tens...

  16. Marangoni Flow and Surface Tension of High Temperature Melts

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    Hibiya, Taketoshi; Ozawa, Shumpei

    Marangoni flow plays an important role in the heat and mass transport for highly value-added high-temperature processes, such as crystal growth, welding, casting, and electron beam melting. For silicon single crystal growth, the effect of the oscillatory Marangoni flow on the introduction of growth striation was discussed by Chen and Wilcox for the first time in 1972 [1]. The existence of the Marangoni flow within molten silicon was proved through microgravity experiments in space on board a sounding rocket in 1983 by Eyer et al. [2], who found formation of growth striation in single crystals even under microgravity, where buoyancy-driven flow was suppressed. To explain the Marangoni effect at the melt surface, surface tension is essential. Keene [3] discussed the oxygen contamination in the surface tension measurement and recommended the use of a levitation technique, which is a containerless process and assures the contamination-free condition from measurement devices. It is well known that flow direction in the weld pool is dependent on surface contamination and that this is related to weldability [4, 5]. Flow direction is controlled by the temperature coefficient of surface tension for molten steels; contaminants are oxygen and sulfur. In the electron beam button melting system, the Marangoni flow is dominant because of intense heating at the melt surface [5]. In this chapter, surface tension of high temperature metallic melts is discussed from the viewpoint of the Marangoni effect in the value-added high temperature processes, particularly from the viewpoint of the effect of oxygen and sulfur. Theoretical treatment for oxygen adsorption is also discussed.

  17. The sociological significance of domestic violence: Tensions, paradoxes and implications

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    Hearn, Jeff

    2013-01-01

    Sociology and sociological theory has been effective in analyzing societal and institutional conflict and violence, but less so the specifics of interpersonal violence. This article examines the sociological significance of domestic violence. This relationship, or sometimes its neglect, is underlain by several tensions and paradoxes, which in turn have broader implications for sociology and sociological theory. These matters are examined through: the possible paradox of violence and intimacy ...

  18. Modelling the prestress transfer in pre-tensioned concrete elements

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    Abdelatif, A.O.; Owen, J.S.; Hussein, M.F.M.

    2015-01-01

    Three models were developed to simulate the transfer of prestress force from steel to concrete in pre-tensioned concrete elements. The first is an analytical model based on the thick-walled cylinder theory and considers linear material properties for both steel and concrete. The second is an axi-symmetric finite element (FE) model with linear material properties; it is used to verify the analytical model. The third model is a three dimensional nonlinear FE model. This model considers the post...

  19. The role of muscles in tension-type headache

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    Bendtsen, Lars; Fernández-de-la-Peñas, César

    2011-01-01

    or sensitization of myofascial nociceptors could play a role in causing increased pain sensitivity, but firm evidence for a peripheral abnormality still is lacking. Peripheral mechanisms are most likely of major importance in episodic TTH. Sensitization of pain pathways in the central nervous system due......The tenderness of pericranial myofascial tissues and number of myofascial trigger points are considerably increased in patients with tension-type headache (TTH). Mechanisms responsible for the increased myofascial pain sensitivity have been studied extensively. Peripheral activation...

  20. Surface tension and buoyancy in vertical soap films

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    Adami, Nicolas

    2013-01-01

    This manuscrit presents our experimental works about maintained vertical soap films. The purpose of this thesis was to realize experiments on vertical soap films. We designed a setup which allows to maintain vertical soap films on large timescales. The thickness profiles of those films were characterized using an infrared absorption method. We then designed an elastic sensor in order to probe the surface tension profiles in our films. Simple mechanical considerations allowed us to draw a s...

  1. Dynamic high-temperature Kolsky tension bar techniques

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    Song Bo; Nelson Kevin; Lipinski Ronald; Bignell John; Ulrich G.B.; George E.P.

    2015-01-01

    Kolsky tension bar techniques were modified for dynamic high-temperature tensile characterization of thin-sheet alloys. An induction coil heater was used to heat the specimen while a cooling system was applied to keep the bars at room temperature during heating. A preload system was developed to generate a small pretension load in the bar system during heating in order to compensate for the effect of thermal expansion generated in the high-temperature tensile specimen. A laser system was appl...

  2. Developmental biomechanics of the cervical spine: Tension and compression.

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    Nuckley, David J; Ching, Randal P

    2006-01-01

    Epidemiological data and clinical indicia reveal devastating consequences associated with pediatric neck injuries. Unfortunately, neither injury prevention nor clinical management strategies will be able to effectively reduce these injuries or their effects on children, without an understanding of the cervical spine developmental biomechanics. Thus, we investigated the relationship between spinal development and the functional (stiffness) and failure biomechanical characteristics of the cervical spine in a baboon model. A correlation study design was used to define the relationships between spinal tissue maturation and spinal biomechanics in both tension and compression. Eighteen baboon cervical spine specimens distributed across the developmental spectrum (1-26 human equivalent years) were dissected into osteoligamentous functional spinal units. Using a servo-hydraulic MTS, these specimens (Oc-C2, C3-C4, C5-C6, C7-T1) were non-destructively tested in tension and compression and then displaced to failure in tension while measuring the six-axes of loads and displacements. The functions describing the developmental biomechanical response of the cervical spine for stiffness and normalized stiffness exhibited a significant direct relationship in both tension and compression loading. Similarly, the tensile failure load and normalized failure load demonstrated significant maturational increases. Further, differences in biomechanical response were observed between the spinal levels examined and all levels exhibited clinically relevant failure patterns. These data support our understanding of the child cervical spine from a developmental biomechanics perspective and facilitate the development of injury prevention or management schema for the mitigation of child spine injuries and their deleterious effects.

  3. Rising Sino-Vietnamese tensions in the South China Sea

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    Dicke, Vera; Holbig, Heike

    2014-01-01

    In May 2014 China started to drill for oil near the Paracel Islands, an area claimed by both Vietnam and China as territorial waters, which led to considerable diplomatic tensions and violent actions against Chinese enterprises in Vietnam. China's recent activity reveals an increasing assertiveness, which has raised concerns about possible military actions in the South China Sea. One could argue that China's latest undertaking is proof of its increasingly threatening behavior, thereby confirm...

  4. Revisiting Tension Band Fixation for Difficult Patellar Fractures.

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    Hambright, Dustin S; Walley, Kempland C; Hall, Amber; Appleton, Paul T; Rodriguez, Edward K

    2017-02-01

    Patella fractures with comminution, osteoporotic bone, and/or previously failed fixation are exceedingly difficult to reduce and fix. Moreover, the risk of symptomatic constructs and patients who are poorly compliant with postoperative activity restrictions can make these complex fracture patterns an even more challenging scenario. Although there is an array of techniques described for comminuted patella fractures, there lacks an accepted surgical technique for these difficult cases. In this clinical series, we describe an enhancement to the traditional tension band construct that uses additional wires and multiple tension bands to gather and fix comminuted fracture patterns in nontransverse planes, bolster osteoporotic bone, and secure fractures in patients undergoing a revision and/or have potential to be poorly compliant with postoperative activity restrictions. The clinical outcomes of 27 patients demonstrate high rates of bony union, functional range of motion, and low rates of both infection and failure. In conclusion, using the basic principles of tension band wiring remains highly versatile, useful, and economical in approaching difficult patella fractures.

  5. Equilibrium states and stability of pre-tensioned adhesive tapes

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    Carmine Putignano

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper we propose a generalization of the model developed in Afferrante, L.; Carbone, G.; Demelio, G.; Pugno, N. Tribol. Lett. 2013, 52, 439–447 to take into account the effect of the pre-tension in the tape. A detailed analysis of the peeling process shows the existence of two possible detachment regimes: one being stable and the other being unstable, depending on the initial configuration of the tape. In the stability region, as the peeling process advances, the peeling angle reaches a limiting value, which only depends on the geometry, on the elastic modulus of the tape and on the surface energy of adhesion. Vice versa, in the unstable region, depending on the initial conditions of the system, the tape can evolve towards a state of complete detachment or fail before reaching a state of equilibrium with complete adhesion. We find that the presence of pre-tension in the tape does not modify the stability behavior of the system, but significantly affects the pull-off force which can be sustained by the tape before complete detachment. Moreover, above a critical value of the pre-tension, which depends on the surface energy of adhesion, the tape will tend to spontaneously detach from the substrate. In this case, an external force is necessary to avoid spontaneous detachment and make the tape adhering to the substrate.

  6. Liquid metal actuation by electrical control of interfacial tension

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    Eaker, Collin B.; Dickey, Michael D.

    2016-09-01

    By combining metallic electrical conductivity with low viscosity, liquid metals and liquid metal alloys offer new and exciting opportunities to serve as reconfigurable components of electronic, microfluidic, and electromagnetic devices. Here, we review the physics and applications of techniques that utilize voltage to manipulate the interfacial tension of liquid metals; such techniques include electrocapillarity, continuous electrowetting, electrowetting-on-dielectric, and electrochemistry. These techniques lower the interfacial tension between liquid metals and a surrounding electrolyte by driving charged species (or in the case of electrochemistry, chemical species) to the interface. The techniques are useful for manipulating and actuating liquid metals at sub-mm length scales where interfacial forces dominate. We focus on metals and alloys that are liquid near or below room temperature (mercury, gallium, and gallium-based alloys). The review includes discussion of mercury—despite its toxicity—because it has been utilized in numerous applications and it offers a way of introducing several phenomena without the complications associated with the oxide layer that forms on gallium and its alloys. The review focuses on the advantages, applications, opportunities, challenges, and limitations of utilizing voltage to control interfacial tension as a method to manipulate liquid metals.

  7. About the choice of tension for canvas paintings

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    Antonio Iaccarino Idelson

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The choice of the value of tension for a canvas painting is crucial for its future life, but tradition has handed us methods based on intuition that do not allow us comparing the results of different choices. Since the 1950es it is possible to measure the force used for stretching a painting, but this is very rarely done. This paper describes the evolution of the approach to the problem and points out the results of recent research and changes in attitude.Le choix de la valeur de tension pour une peinture sur toile est crucial pour sa future conservation, mais la tradition nous a transmis des méthodes fondées sur l’intuition qui ne nous permettent pas de comparer les effets des différents choix. Depuis les années 1950 il est possible de mesurer la force de tension choisie pour une peinture, mais ce la est fait très rarement. Cet article décrit l’évolution de l’approche à ce problème et souligne les résultats de récents recherches et changements d’attitude.      

  8. Inhomogeneous Deformation of Brain Tissue During Tension Tests

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    Rashid, Badar; Gilchrist, Michael D; 10.1016/j.commatsci.2012.05.030

    2013-01-01

    Mechanical characterization of brain tissue has been investigated extensively by various research groups over the past fifty years. These properties are particularly important for modelling Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In this research, we present the design and calibration of a High Rate Tension Device (HRTD) capable of performing tests up to a maximum strain rate of 90/s. We use experimental and numerical methods to investigate the effects of inhomogeneous deformation of porcine brain tissue during tension at different specimen thicknesses (4.0-14.0 mm), by performing tension tests at a strain rate of 30/s. One-term Ogden material parameters (mu = 4395.0 Pa, alpha = -2.8) were derived by performing an inverse finite element analysis to model all experimental data. A similar procedure was adopted to determine Young's modulus (E= 11200 Pa) of the linear elastic regime. Based on this analysis, brain specimens of aspect ratio (diameter/thickness) S < 1.0 are required to minimise the effects of inhomogeneous...

  9. Surface tension dominates insect flight on fluid interfaces.

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    Mukundarajan, Haripriya; Bardon, Thibaut C; Kim, Dong Hyun; Prakash, Manu

    2016-03-01

    Flight on the 2D air-water interface, with body weight supported by surface tension, is a unique locomotion strategy well adapted for the environmental niche on the surface of water. Although previously described in aquatic insects like stoneflies, the biomechanics of interfacial flight has never been analysed. Here, we report interfacial flight as an adapted behaviour in waterlily beetles (Galerucella nymphaeae) which are also dexterous airborne fliers. We present the first quantitative biomechanical model of interfacial flight in insects, uncovering an intricate interplay of capillary, aerodynamic and neuromuscular forces. We show that waterlily beetles use their tarsal claws to attach themselves to the interface, via a fluid contact line pinned at the claw. We investigate the kinematics of interfacial flight trajectories using high-speed imaging and construct a mathematical model describing the flight dynamics. Our results show that non-linear surface tension forces make interfacial flight energetically expensive compared with airborne flight at the relatively high speeds characteristic of waterlily beetles, and cause chaotic dynamics to arise naturally in these regimes. We identify the crucial roles of capillary-gravity wave drag and oscillatory surface tension forces which dominate interfacial flight, showing that the air-water interface presents a radically modified force landscape for flapping wing flight compared with air. © 2016. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

  10. Precipitating and relieving factors of migraine versus tension type headache

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    Haque Badrul

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To determine the differences of precipitating and relieving factors between migraine and tension type headache. Methods This is a cross sectional study. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 250 migraine patients and 250 patients diagnosed as tension type headache from the specialized headache clinic in Dept. of Neurology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Data were collected through a predesigned questionnaire containing information on age, sex, social status and a predetermined list of precipitating and relieving factors. Results In this study, the female patients predominated (67%. Most of the patients were within 21–30 years age group (58.6%. About 58% of them belonged to middle class families. The common precipitating factors like stress, anxiety, activity, journey, reading, cold and warm were well distributed among both the migraine and tension type headache (TTH patients. But significant difference was demonstrated for fatigue (p  Conclusion The most frequent precipitating factors for headache appear to be identical for both migraine and TTH patients. Even though some factors like fatigue, sleep deprivation, sunlight and food significantly precipitate migraine and drug, massage are effective maneuver for relieving pain among migrianeurs.

  11. Precipitating and relieving factors of migraine versus tension type headache.

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    Haque, Badrul; Rahman, Kazi Mohibur; Hoque, Azharul; Hasan, A T M Hasibul; Chowdhury, Rajib Nayan; Khan, Sharif Uddin; Alam, Mondal Badrul; Habib, Mansur; Mohammad, Quazi Deen

    2012-08-25

    To determine the differences of precipitating and relieving factors between migraine and tension type headache. This is a cross sectional study. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 250 migraine patients and 250 patients diagnosed as tension type headache from the specialized headache clinic in Dept. of Neurology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Data were collected through a predesigned questionnaire containing information on age, sex, social status and a predetermined list of precipitating and relieving factors. In this study, the female patients predominated (67%). Most of the patients were within 21-30 years age group (58.6%). About 58% of them belonged to middle class families. The common precipitating factors like stress, anxiety, activity, journey, reading, cold and warm were well distributed among both the migraine and tension type headache (TTH) patients. But significant difference was demonstrated for fatigue (p sleep deprivation (p common among migraineurs. In consideration of relieving factors of pain, different maneuvers were commonly tried by migraineurs and significant difference were observed for both analgesic drug and massage (p sleep, rest and posture were used by both groups. The most frequent precipitating factors for headache appear to be identical for both migraine and TTH patients. Even though some factors like fatigue, sleep deprivation, sunlight and food significantly precipitate migraine and drug, massage are effective maneuver for relieving pain among migrianeurs.

  12. A micro surface tension pump (MISPU) in a glass microchip.

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    Peng, Xing Yue Larry

    2011-01-07

    A non-membrane micro surface tension pump (MISPU) was fabricated on a glass microchip by one-step glass etching. It needs no material other than glass and is driven by digital gas pressure. The MISPU can be seen working like a piston pump inside the glass microchip under a microscope. The design of the valves (MISVA) and pistons (MISTON) was based on the surface tension theory of the micro surface tension alveolus (MISTA). The digital gas pressure controls the moving gas-liquid interface to open or close the input and output MISVAs to refill or drive the MISTON for pumping a liquid. Without any moving parts, a MISPU is a kind of long-lasting micro pump for micro chips that does not lose its water pumping efficiency over a 20-day period. The volumetric pump output varied from 0 to 10 nl s(-1) when the pump cycle time decreased from 5 min to 15 s. The pump head pressure was 1 kPa.

  13. Tension Independence of Lipid Diffusion and Membrane Viscosity.

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    Thoms, Vincent L; Hormel, Tristan T; Reyer, Matthew A; Parthasarathy, Raghuveer

    2017-10-31

    The diffusion of biomolecules at lipid membranes is governed by the viscosity of the underlying two-dimensionally fluid lipid bilayer. For common three-dimensional fluids, viscosity can be modulated by hydrostatic pressure, and pressure-viscosity data have been measured for decades. Remarkably, the two-dimensional analogue of this relationship, the dependence of molecular mobility on tension, has to the best of our knowledge never been measured for lipid bilayers, limiting our understanding of cellular mechanotransduction as well as the fundamental fluid mechanics of membranes. Here we report both molecular-scale and mesoscopic measures of fluidity in giant lipid vesicles as a function of mechanical tension applied using micropipette aspiration. Both molecular-scale data, from fluorescence recovery after photobleaching, and micron-scale data, from tracking the diffusion of phase-separated domains, show a surprisingly weak dependence of viscosity on tension, in contrast to predictions of recent molecular dynamics simulations, highlighting fundamental gaps in our understanding of membrane fluidity.

  14. k-string tensions and the 1/N expansion

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    Greensite, Jeff; Patella, Agostino

    2011-01-01

    We address the question of whether the large-N expansion in pure SU(N) gauge theories requires that k-string tensions must have a power series expansion in 1/N^2, as in the sine law, or whether 1/N contributions are also allowable, as in Casimir scaling. We find that k-string tensions may, in fact, have 1/N corrections, and consistency with the large-N expansion in the open-string sector depends crucially on an exact cancellation, which we will prove, among terms involving odd powers of 1/N in particular combinations of Wilson loops. It is shown how these cancellations are fulfilled, and consistency with the large-N expansion achieved, in a concrete example, namely, strong-coupling lattice gauge theory with the heat-kernel action. This is a model which has both a 1/N^2 expansion and Casimir scaling of the k-string tensions. Analysis of the closed string channel in this model confirms our conclusions, and provides further insights into the large-N dependence of energy eigenstates and eigenvalues.

  15. Dynamic high-temperature Kolsky tension bar techniques

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    Song Bo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Kolsky tension bar techniques were modified for dynamic high-temperature tensile characterization of thin-sheet alloys. An induction coil heater was used to heat the specimen while a cooling system was applied to keep the bars at room temperature during heating. A preload system was developed to generate a small pretension load in the bar system during heating in order to compensate for the effect of thermal expansion generated in the high-temperature tensile specimen. A laser system was applied to directly measure the displacements at both ends of the tensile specimen in order to calculate the strain in the specimen. A pair of high-sensitivity semiconductor strain gages was used to measure the weak transmitted force due to the low flow stress in the thin specimen at elevated temperatures. As an example, the high-temperature Kolsky tension bar was used to characterize a DOP-26 iridium alloy in high-strain-rate tension at 860 s−1/1030 ∘C.

  16. Dynamic high-temperature Kolsky tension bar techniques

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    Song, Bo; Nelson, Kevin; Lipinski, Ronald; Bignell, John; Ulrich, G. B.; George, E. P.

    2015-09-01

    Kolsky tension bar techniques were modified for dynamic high-temperature tensile characterization of thin-sheet alloys. An induction coil heater was used to heat the specimen while a cooling system was applied to keep the bars at room temperature during heating. A preload system was developed to generate a small pretension load in the bar system during heating in order to compensate for the effect of thermal expansion generated in the high-temperature tensile specimen. A laser system was applied to directly measure the displacements at both ends of the tensile specimen in order to calculate the strain in the specimen. A pair of high-sensitivity semiconductor strain gages was used to measure the weak transmitted force due to the low flow stress in the thin specimen at elevated temperatures. As an example, the high-temperature Kolsky tension bar was used to characterize a DOP-26 iridium alloy in high-strain-rate tension at 860 s-1/1030 ∘C.

  17. Instrumentation and monitoring of segmental post-tensioned girders

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    Gomez, Roberto; Escobar, J. Alberto; Guerrero, Hector

    2017-09-01

    As a result of the failure of prefabricated segmental girders during their construction, and in order to evaluate the structural safety of the superstructures of three bridges, different activities of instrumentation, monitoring and mathematical modelling were performed. This paper presents the first stage of a study describing the tasks of instrumentation and monitoring of stresses in an isolated precast post-tensioned beam during the process of application of the tension loading, and before being placed in its final position. The main goal of this task was to confirm the transmission and distribution of stresses at segmental joints. Also, ambient vibration tests were carried out in different phases of tensioning, as well as in the final position of the girder. Recorded stories of accelerations are presented and fundamental periods of vibrating of the isolated girder are derived. The results of the measurements will be used for the calibration of mathematical models and simulation of different scenarios of loads and thus assess the structural safety of the different sections of the superstructures of the three bridges in question.

  18. Influence of specimen type and reinforcement on measured tension-tension fatigue life of unidirectional GFRP laminates

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    Korkiakoski, Samuli; Brøndsted, Povl; Sarlin, Essi

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    in accordance with the ISO 527-5 standard and two slightly different dog-bone shaped specimens were evaluated by means of finite element modelling. Subsequent comparative fatigue tests were performed for the laminates with the three specimen types. The results showed that the test specimen type has......It is well known that standardised tension-tension fatigue test specimens of unidirectional (UD) glass-fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP) laminates tend to fail at end tabs. The true fatigue life is then underestimated. The first objective of this study was to find for UD GFRP laminates a test...... specimen that fails in the gauge section. The second objective was to compare fatigue performance of two laminates, one having a newly developed UD powder-bound fabric as a reinforcement and the other having a quasi-UD stitched non-crimp fabric as a reinforcement. In the first phase, a rectangular specimen...

  19. Soil tension mediates isotope fractionation during soil water evaporation

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    Gaj, Marcel; McDonnell, Jeffrey

    2017-04-01

    Isotope tracing of the water cycle is increasing in its use and usefulness. Many new studies are extracting soil waters and relating these to streamflow, groundwater recharge and plant transpiration. Nevertheless, unlike isotope fractionation factors from open water bodies, soil water fractionation factors are poorly understood and until now, only empirically derived. In contrast to open water evaporation where temperature, humidity and vapor pressure gradient define fractionation (as codified in the well-known Craig and Gordon model), soil water evaporation includes additionally, fractionation by matrix effects. There is yet no physical explanation of kinetic and equilibrium fraction from soil water within the soil profile. Here we present a simple laboratory experiment with four admixtures of soil grain size (from sand to silt to clay). Oven-dried samples were spiked with water of known isotopic composition at different soil water contents. Soils were then stored in sealed bags and the headspace filled with dry air and allowed to equilibrate for 24hours. Isotopic analysis of the headspace vapor was done with a Los Gatos Inc. water vapor isotope analyzer. Soil water potential of subsamples were measured with a water potential meter. We show for the first time that soil tension controls isotope fractionation in the resident soil water. Below a Pf 3.5 the δ-values of 18O and 2H of the headspace vapor is more positive and increases with increasing soil water potential. Surprisingly, we find that the relationship between soil tension and equilibrium fractionation is independent of soil type. However, δ-values of each soil type plot along a distinct evaporation line. These results indicate that equilibrium fractionation is affected by soil tension in addition to temperature. Therefore, at high soil water tension (under dry conditions) equilibrium fractionation is not consistent with current empirical formulations that ignore these effects. These findings may have

  20. Experimental Study of Axially Tension Cold Formed Steel Channel Members

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    Apriani, Widya; Lubis, Fadrizal; Angraini, Muthia

    2017-12-01

    Experimental testing is commonly used as one of the steps to determine the cause of the collapse of a building structure. The collapse of structures can be due to low quality materials. Although material samples have passed laboratory tests and the existing technical specifications have been met but there may be undetected defects and known material after failure. In this paper will be presented Experimental Testing of Axially Tension Cold Formed Steel Channel Members to determine the cause of the collapse of a building roof truss x in Pekanbaru. Test of tensile strength material cold formed channel sections was performed to obtain the main characteristics of Cold Formed steel material, namely ultimate tensile strength loads that can be held by members and the yield stress possessed by channel sections used in construction. Analysis of axially tension cold formed steel channel section presents in this paper was conducted through experimental study based on specificationsAnnualBook of ASTM Standards: Metal Test methods and Analitical Procedures, Section 3 (1991). The result of capacity loads experimental test was compared with design based on SNI 03-7971-2013standard of Indonesia for the design of cold formed steel structural members. The results of the yield stress of the material will be seen against the minimum allowable allowable stress range. After the test, the percentace of ultimate axial tension capacity theory has a result that is 16.46% larger than the ultimate axial tension capacity experimental. When compared with the load that must be borne 5.673 kN/m it can be concluded that 2 specimens do not meet. Yield stress of member has fulfilled requirement that wass bigger than 550 MPa. Based on the curve obtained ultimate axial tension capacity theory, results greater than experimental. The greatest voltage value (fu) is achieved under the same conditions as its yield stress. For this specimen with a melting voltage value fy = 571.5068 MPa has fulfilled the

  1. Social representations of health surveillance among workers Representaciones sociales de trabajadores acerca de la vigilancia sanitaria Representações sociais sobre vigilância sanitária entre trabalhadores

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    Dirciara Barañano Souza

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This is a qualitative, exploratory-interpretative study, with the purpose of investigating the social representations of health surveillance among members of the National Health Surveillance Agency - ANVISA, in Rio Grande do Sul State. It was found that health surveillance is represented by subjects as a process that, despite the contradictions, is being constructed and lived in the job routine with signs of renovation of existing representations. Thus, health protection acquires a new understanding, deviating from the prevention limits that traditionally focus on disease in order to return to promotion itself. Also, the image of health police is displaced from punishment to health education, establishing links between normative and educative performance. Moreover, professionalism is based on responsibility and knowledge, and professional devaluation is anchored in the idea of exclusion. The results allow for an analysis of the elements that can be causing permanencies and influencing the movements of daily practice, being able to revert into a benefit for the construction of a professional profile.Estudio cualitativo, exploratorio-interpretativo con el objetivo de conocer las representaciones sociales de trabajadores acerca de la vigilancia sanitaria en la Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria - ANVISA, RS. Vigilancia sanitaria fue representada por los sujetos como un proceso, el cual, a pesar de las contradicciones viene siendo construido y vivenciado en el cotidiano profesional con signos de renovación frente a las ya existentes. Así la protección de la salud adquiere una nueva comprensión, que se aleja de los límites de prevención, los que tradicionalmente enfocan a la enfermedad, para dirigirla en base a la noción de promoción. De la misma forma, la imagen de policía sanitaria, pasa de punición para educación sanitaria, estableciendo los ejes entre el hacer normativo y educativo. Por otro lado, el profesionalismo se fundamenta

  2. Surface tension of ab initio liquid water at the water-air interface.

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    Nagata, Yuki; Ohto, Tatsuhiko; Bonn, Mischa; Kühne, Thomas D

    2016-05-28

    We report calculations on the surface tension of the water-air interface using ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations. We investigate the influence of the cell size on surface tension of water from force field molecular dynamics simulations. We find that the calculated surface tension increases with increasing simulation cell size, thereby illustrating that a correction for finite size effects is essential for small systems that are customary in AIMD simulations. Moreover, AIMD simulations reveal that the use of a double-ζ basis set overestimates the experimentally measured surface tension due to the Pulay stress while more accurate triple and quadruple-ζ basis sets give converged results. We further demonstrate that van der Waals corrections critically affect the surface tension. AIMD simulations without the van der Waals correction substantially underestimate the surface tension while the van der Waals correction with the Grimme's D2 technique results in a value for the surface tension that is too high. The Grimme's D3 van der Waals correction provides a surface tension close to the experimental value. Whereas the specific choices for the van der Waals correction and basis sets critically affect the calculated surface tension, the surface tension is remarkably insensitive to the details of the exchange and correlation functionals, which highlights the impact of long-range interactions on the surface tension. Our simulated values provide important benchmarks, both for improving van der Waals corrections and AIMD simulations of aqueous interfaces.

  3. Tyrolean tensiometer: a new instrument for easy intraoperative tension measurement before vascular anastomosis.

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    Schubert, Heinrich M; Hohlrieder, Matthias; Buchegger, Johannes W; Brodbeck, Achim F; Hager, Martina; Zimmermann, Robert F; Moser, Thomas M

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    In reconstructive surgery microsurgical repair of dissected arteries sometimes has to be done under longitudinal tension. Guidelines to support an objective decision on whether tension associated with direct suture is acceptable or whether grafting is needed, do not exist. All experimental data found concerned the clinical outcome of a certain length defect treated in various animal models. The aim of this study was to show the feasibility of a new instrument for measuring the tension required to adapt arterial stumps, thereby allowing surgical outcome to be assessed before beginning anastomosis. A modified tension spring balance was used to measure the force applied to the arterial stumps before knotting. Twenty-four rat femoral arteries were dissected, segments of up to 9mm were resected, and the tension needed for approximation was measured. These ex-vivo data were combined with clinical outcome data of previous animal trials. The tension measured increased proportionally to the size of the arterial gap created. The correlation between tension and arterial gap was found to be almost linear. The average additional time required for tension measurement using the Tyrolean Tensiometer was 13 (+/-6) s. High anastomotic tension may cause critical or even poor clinical outcome. None of the tension measurement methods described so far allow intraoperative measurement at a time when changes in strategy are still possible. The Tyrolean Tensiometer for the first time allows fast and reliable measurement of the tension acting on the first suture of an anastomosis.

  4. Surface Tension of Ab Initio Liquid Water at the Water-Air Interface

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    Nagata, Yuki; Bonn, Mischa; Kühne, Thomas D

    2016-01-01

    We report calculations of the surface tension of the water-air interface using ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations. We investigate the simulation cell size dependence of the surface tension of water from force field molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, which show that the calculated surface tension increases with increasing simulation cell size, thereby illustrating that a correction for finite size effects is required for the small system used in the AIMD simulation. The AIMD simulations reveal that the double-{\\xi} basis set overestimates the experimentally measured surface tension due to the Pulay stress, while the triple and quadruple-{\\xi} basis sets give similar results. We further demonstrate that the van der Waals corrections critically affect the surface tension. AIMD simulations without the van der Waals correction substantially underestimate the surface tension, while van der Waals correction with the Grimme's D2 technique results in the value for the surface tension that is too high. T...

  5. Rein tension acceptance in young horses in a voluntary test situation.

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    Christensen, J W; Zharkikh, T L; Antoine, A; Malmkvist, J

    2011-03-01

    During riding, horses are frequently exposed to pressure from the rider, e.g. through the bit and reins, but few studies have investigated at which point rein tension becomes uncomfortable for the horse. To investigate how much rein tension young inexperienced horses are willing to accept in order to obtain a food reward; whether the tension acceptance changes during 3 consecutive test days; and whether rein tension correlates with the expression of conflict behaviour and heart rate. Pressure-naïve horses will apply only little rein tension in the first voluntary trial, but their acceptance will gradually increase. High levels of rein tension will lead to expression of conflict behaviour and increases in heart rate. Fifteen 2-year-old, bridle-naïve mares were encouraged to stretch their head forward (across a 0.95 m high metal bar) to obtain a food reward in a voluntary test situation. On each test day, each horse was exposed to 2 control sessions (loose reins), an intermediate and a short rein session (1 min/session). Rein tension, heart rate and behaviour were recorded. The horses applied significantly more tension on the first day (mean rein tension: 10.2 N), compared to the second and third test day (Day 2: 6.0 and Day 3: 5.7 N). The horses showed significantly more conflict behaviour in the short rein treatment. There was no treatment effect on heart rate. The horses applied the highest rein tension on the first day, and apparently learned to avoid the tension, rather than habituate to it. Rein tension correlated with expression of conflict behaviour, indicating that the horses found the tension aversive. Further studies should focus on the correlation between rein tension and conflict behaviour in ridden horses. © 2010 EVJ Ltd.

  6. Reforma sanitaria, salud pública y bienestar biológico durante la industrialización española: el caso de Alcoy, 1840-1915

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    García-Gómez, José Joaquín

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses the effects of the sanitary reform on the biological welfare and the Health of the Spanish population during the industrialization process. Examines the case of Alcoy, one of the pioneer hubs of the Spanish industrialization. The main sources of the study are the municipality budgets of Public Health and the stature of the conscripts. Results show that the starting of the sanitary reform, in the late 19th, meant not only an improvement of the conditions and the salubrity of the city, but of the resident´s state of health. Until the liberal politicians did not increase the public health and the urban infrastructures assignments on the Budgets, Alcoy suffered the initial problems of the urban penalty, with negative effects that were revealed directly in the increasing morbi-mortality and the falling stature. Data suggest a positive correlation between active public health politics and biological welfare.En este artículo analizamos los efectos que la reforma sanitaria tuvo sobre el bienestar biológico y la salud de las poblaciones españolas durante el proceso de industrialización. Examinamos el caso de Alcoy, una de las ciudades pioneras de la industrialización española. Los presupuestos municipales en salud pública y los datos de estatura de los reemplazos militares constituyen las principales fuentes para su estudio. Los resultados muestran que los comienzos de la reforma sanitaria, a finales del siglo XIX, supusieron una mejora no sólo de las condiciones ambientales y de salubridad de la ciudad, sino también del estado de salud de su población residente. Hasta que los políticos liberales no incrementaron las dotaciones presupuestarias en el campo de la salud pública y las infraestructuras urbanas, Alcoy sufrió los lastres iniciales del urban penalty con secuelas negativas que se manifestaron directamente en el aumento de la morbi-mortalidad y la caída de la estatura. Los datos sugieren una relación positiva

  7. Epidemiología del cáncer invasor de cérvix en el área sanitaria de Girona durante el período 1980 - 1989. Registro poblacional de cáncer de Girona

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    Sánchez Garrido Victoria

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Estudio descriptivo del cáncer invasor de cérvix en el Area Sanitaria de Girona, a partir de los datos del Registro Poblacional de Cáncer. MÉTODOS: El estudio comprende el período de 1980 a 1989 y la población observada incluye a las mujeres residentes en el Area Sanitaria. Se ha realizado el cálculo de tasas de incidencia bruta, ajustada, truncada y acumulada, así como un análisis de tendencia, de distribución demográfica del tumor y un análisis de la supervivencia poblacional. RESULTADOS: La edad media de presentación del cáncer fue de 57"14 años; el tipo histológico más frecuente el carcinoma escamoso; el 51% de los casos son mujeres nacidas en Cataluña, el resto son inmigrantes y extranjeras. La distribución de estadíos en el momento del diagnóstico fue: 36% casos locales, 34% regionales y 23% diseminados. Las tasas bruta, ajustada y truncada de incidencia en el período 1980-89 eran de 8.2, 6.2 y 13.7 casos x105 mujeres respectivamente. Según la tasa acumulada, una de cada 150 mujeres sufrirán este tumor antes de los 75 años. No se observa un incremento significativo de la tendencia; por el contrario, se aprecia una subincidencia significativa en zonas rurales. La probabilidad de supervivencia relativa a los 5 años es del 48.5%, no apreciándose diferencias significativas en función de la edad pero sí en función del estadío. CONCLUSIONES: En comparación con las cifras internacionales, Girona es un área de baja incidencia de este tumor, no observándose una tendencia ascendente del mismo. La subincidencia en zonas rurales puede sugerir una diferente exposición a factores de riesgo, aunque hay que tener en cuenta aspectos como la accesibilidad a los servicios sanitarios, la definición de medio urbano y rural, y la presencia de movimientos migratorios. Por último, la menor supervivencia observada en comparación con otros países podría atribuirse a la presencia de estadíos más avanzados, lo que

  8. Un acercamiento a la situación higiénico-sanitaria de los distritos de Madrid en el tránsito del siglo XIX al XX

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    Porras Gallo, Maria Isabel

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    Full Text Available The medical statements of the time show us a common opinion of the deplorable sanitary conditions of Madrid and of the most of its districts in the turn of the XIX century. This situation was so terrible that Madrid was named the «death city». In this project, using as the main sources the Healthy Demographic Statitiscs of the Town Council and of the Home Office, we aim to compare the information appeared in these statements and in the historiography studies with the one obtained by the exam of the variations in the mortality of Madrid districts between 1880 and 1931. In order to do that, this project is focused on the analyse of the changes on the general and infant mortalities and on the different Madrid districts rates of some diseases such as diarrhea and enteritis in under-2s, smallpox, diphtheria, pulmonary tuberculosis, flu and the other respiratory diseases. With all of this we try to know better its sanitary conditions in the period mentioned before.

    Los testimonios médicos científico-profesionales de la época ofrecen una opinión generalizada sobre la mala situación higiénico-sanitaria de Madrid y de buena parte de sus distritos en el tránsito del siglo XIX al XX, tanto como para ser calificada como «ciudad de la muerte». Pues bien, en el presente trabajo, utilizando como principales fuentes las Estadísticas Demográfico-Sanitarias del Ayuntamiento y del Ministerio de la Gobernación, se pretende contrastar la información contenida en dichos testimonios y en los estudios historiográficos realizados hasta ahora con la proporcionada por el examen de las variaciones registradas en la mortalidad de los distritos de Madrid entre 1880 y 1931. A tal objeto, el estudio se ha centrado en el análisis de las modificaciones habidas en la mortalidad general e infantil, y en las tasas específicas de algunas enfermedades (diarrea y enteritis en menores de dos años, viruela, difteria, tuberculosis pulmonar, gripe y resto

  9. Pericellular interphotoreceptor matrix dictates outer retina critical surface tension.

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    Gonzalez-Fernandez, Federico; Fornalik, Mark; Garlipp, Mary Alice; Gonzalez-Fernandez, Priscilla; Sung, Dongjin; Meyer, Anne; Baier, Robert

    2018-02-01

    Retinal detachments create two pathological surfaces, the surface of the outer neural retinal, and an apical retinal-pigmented epithelium (RPE) surface. The physicochemical properties of these two new surfaces are poorly understood. At a molecular level little is known how detachments form, how to optimize reattachment, or prevent extension of the detachment. A major limitation is lack of information about the biophysical consequences of the retina-RPE separation. The primary challenge is determining the molecular properties of the pathological interface surfaces. Here, using detached bovine retina, we show that this hurdle can be overcome through a combination of biophysical and ultrastructural approaches. The outer surface of freshly detached bovine neural retina, and isolated molecular components of the outer retina were subjected to: 1) Contact angle goniometry to determine the critical surface tension of the outer retinal surface, isolated insoluble interphotoreceptor matrix (IPM) and purified interphotoreceptor retinoid binding protein (IRBP); 2) Multiple attenuated internal reflectance infrared (MAIR-IR) spectroscopy was used to characterize the molecular composition of the retinal surface. MAIR-IR depth penetration was established through ellipsometric measurement of barium-stearate films. Light microscopy, immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy defined the structures probed spectroscopically. Furthermore, the data were correlated to IR spectra of docosahexaenoic acid, hyaluronan, chondroitin-6-sulfate and IRBP, and imaging by IR-microscopy. We found that the retinal critical surface tension is 24 mN/m, similar to isolated insoluble IPM and lower than IRBP. Barium-stearate calibration studies established that the MAIR-IR spectroscopy penetration depth was 0.2 μm. Ultrastructural observations and MAIR-IR studies of isolated outer retina components determined that the pericellular IPM coating the outer retinal surface is primarily responsible for

  10. On the surface tension and Zeta potential of electrolyte solutions.

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    Manciu, Marian; Manciu, Felicia S; Ruckenstein, Eli

    2017-06-01

    The distribution of ions in the vicinity of the air/water interface is still a matter of strong debate, with numerous calculations and experiments providing contradictory results, even regarding the preference of simple ions (such as H + and OH - ) for interfacial or bulk water. When short range interactions between ions and the interface are assumed independent of bulk concentrations, if they are compatible with the surface tension data, they underpredict the experimental Zeta potentials by orders of magnitude. If they are compatible with Zeta potential data, they are in strong disagreement with surface tension experiments. It is suggested that these observations might be a result of the relatively low number of interfacial water molecules available to hydrate the ions and the competition between various ions for adsorption sites. Therefore, whereas at low bulk concentrations, the Structure-Breaking ions prefer the interface, at sufficiently large bulk concentrations the surface adsorptions of these ions become saturated, and their interfacial concentrations may become lower than in the bulk. Consequently, the total interactions of ions with the interface can be strongly attractive at low bulk concentrations, and less attractive (or even repulsive), at high concentrations. To model this effect, the interactions between ions and interface are taken into account via modified Langmuir adsorption expressions for OH - and Cl - , while the H + ions are considered to be attached to any interfacial water molecule, even if the latter participate in the hydration of anions. The simple model of adsorption employed here is in agreement with both experiments on Zeta potential and on surface tension, and might reveal the conditions under which a given ion exhibits propensity for either the air/water interface, or for bulk water. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Sexuality, rights and personhood: tensions in a transnational world.

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    Siddiqi, Dina M

    2011-12-16

    This article discusses what happens when normative 'global' discourses of rights and individuated sexual identity confront the messiness of 'local' realities. It considers the tensions that emerge when the relationship between sexual and social identities is not obvious and the implications of such tensions for public health and sexual rights activism. These questions are addressed through debates over the naming of male-to-male sexualities and desires in the context of globalization and the growth of a large NGO (non-governmental organization) sector in urban Bangladesh. The material in the paper draws on a research project undertaken in 2008-9 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A fundamental objective was to produce a contextualized understanding of sexuality in Dhaka city. Methods used included structured interviews, focus group discussions and informal conversations with a range of participants (students, factory workers, public health professionals and sexual minorities). The aim was to generate a conceptual and analytical framework around sexuality and rights rather than to undertake an empirical survey of any one population. As descriptors, globalized identity categories such as Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), used by public health providers, the state and donors; and gay/lesbian, invoked by human rights activists and transnational NGOs, are too narrow to capture the fluid and highly context-specific ways in which gender and sexually nonconforming persons understand themselves in Bangladesh. Further, class position mediates to a significant degree the reception, appropriation or rejection of transnational categories such as MSM and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT). The tension is reflected in the sometimes fraught relations between service providers to MSM, the people they serve and an emerging group who identify as LGBT. A simple politics of recognition will be inadequate to the task of promoting health and human rights for all; such a strategy would

  12. Sexuality, rights and personhood: tensions in a transnational world

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    Siddiqi Dina M

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This article discusses what happens when normative ‘global’ discourses of rights and individuated sexual identity confront the messiness of ‘local’ realities. It considers the tensions that emerge when the relationship between sexual and social identities is not obvious and the implications of such tensions for public health and sexual rights activism. These questions are addressed through debates over the naming of male-to-male sexualities and desires in the context of globalization and the growth of a large NGO (non-governmental organization sector in urban Bangladesh. Methods The material in the paper draws on a research project undertaken in 2008-9 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A fundamental objective was to produce a contextualized understanding of sexuality in Dhaka city. Methods used included structured interviews, focus group discussions and informal conversations with a range of participants (students, factory workers, public health professionals and sexual minorities. The aim was to generate a conceptual and analytical framework around sexuality and rights rather than to undertake an empirical survey of any one population. Results As descriptors, globalized identity categories such as Men who have Sex with Men (MSM, used by public health providers, the state and donors; and gay/lesbian, invoked by human rights activists and transnational NGOs, are too narrow to capture the fluid and highly context-specific ways in which gender and sexually nonconforming persons understand themselves in Bangladesh. Further, class position mediates to a significant degree the reception, appropriation or rejection of transnational categories such as MSM and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT. The tension is reflected in the sometimes fraught relations between service providers to MSM, the people they serve and an emerging group who identify as LGBT. Conclusion A simple politics of recognition will be inadequate to the task of

  13. Growth factor involvement in tension-induced skeletal muscle growth

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    Vandenburgh, Herman H.

    1993-01-01

    Long-term manned space travel will require a better understanding of skeletal muscle atrophy which results from microgravity. Astronaut strength and dexterity must be maintained for normal mission operations and for emergency situations. Although exercise in space slows the rate of muscle loss, it does not prevent it. A biochemical understanding of how gravity/tension/exercise help to maintain muscle size by altering protein synthesis and/or degradation rate should ultimately allow pharmacological intervention to prevent muscle atrophy in microgravity. The overall objective is to examine some of the basic biochemical processes involved in tension-induced muscle growth. With an experimental in vitro system, the role of exogenous and endogenous muscle growth factors in mechanically stimulated muscle growth are examined. Differentiated avian skeletal myofibers can be 'exercised' in tissue culture using a newly developed dynamic mechanical cell stimulator device which simulates different muscle activity patterns. Patterns of mechanical activity which significantly affect muscle growth and metabolic characteristics were found. Both exogenous and endogenous growth factors are essential for tension-induced muscle growth. Exogenous growth factors found in serum, such as insulin, insulin-like growth factors, and steroids, are important regulators of muscle protein turnover rates and mechanically-induced muscle growth. Endogenous growth factors are synthesized and released into the culture medium when muscle cells are mechanically stimulated. At least one family of mechanically induced endogenous factors, the prostaglandins, help to regulate the rates of protein turnover in muscle cells. Endogenously synthesized IGF-1 is another. The interaction of muscle mechanical activity and these growth factors in the regulation of muscle protein turnover rates with our in vitro model system is studied.

  14. Oxygen tension during biofilm growth influences the efficacy antimicrobial agents

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    Full Text Available Abstract Objective To compare the antimicrobial efficacy of a 0.12% chlorhexidine (CHX and herbal green tea (Camellia sinensis solution on established biofilms formed at different oxygen tensions in an in situ model. Method Twenty-five dental students were eligible for the study. In situ devices with standardized enamel specimens (ES facing the palatal and buccal sides were inserted in the mouths of volunteers for a 7 day period. No agent was applied during the first four days. From the fifth day onward, both agents were applied to the test ES group and no agent was applied to the control ES group. After 7 days the ES fragments were removed from the devices, sonicated, plated on agar, and incubated for 24 h at 37 °C to determine and quantify the colony forming units (CFUs. Result CHX had significantly higher efficacy compared to green tea on the buccal (1330 vs. 2170 CFU/µL and palatal (2250 vs. 2520 CFU/µL ES. In addition, intragroup comparisons showed significantly higher efficacy in buccal ES over palatal ES (1330 vs. 2250 CFU/µL for CHX and 2170 vs, 2520 CFU/µL for CV for both solutions. Analysis of the ES controls showed significantly higher biofilm formation in palatal ES compared to buccal ES. Conclusion CHX has higher efficacy than green tea on 4-day biofilms. The efficacy of both agents was reduced for biofilms grown in a low oxygen tension environment. Therefore, the oxygen tension environment seems to influence the efficacy of the tested agents.

  15. Biaxial shear/tension failure criteria of spectra single fibers

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    Sun, Jianzhuo

    An experimental study was conducted to develop the biaxial failure surface criteria of single Spectra 130d and 100d filaments in a torsion-tension environment. The cross-sectional profiles of single Spectra fibers were investigated using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray computed tomography. A pin-gripping method to fix the ends of a polyethylene single fiber was developed. Effects of pin diameter on failure stress for both Spectra 130d and 100d were characterized. It was found that the perturbed stress field effect can be neglected when the pin diameter is larger than 0.8 mm. Additionally, the effect of the sample's gage length on fiber tensile strength was investigated. The gage length of 5.5 mm was determined as an appropriate length for single fiber samples under stress-wave loading. A twisting apparatus was built for a single fiber to achieve specific degrees of shear strains. Quasi-static experiments were conducted using an MTS servo-hydraulic system to apply tensile loads on pre-twisted Spectra fibers. A tension Kolsky bar was employed to study the biaxial shear/tensile behavior of Spectra fibers at high strain rates. A decreasing trend of tensile strength, with increasing torsional strain, for Spectra fibers was observed. Furthermore, a torsional pendulum apparatus was developed to determine the torsional shear stresses in fibers at various levels of axial loading. The relationship between apparent shear stress and axial stress was discovered. Finally, a biaxial shear/tension failure criterion envelope of each of the Spectra fibers was established. Scanning electron microscopy images revealed the specific feature on the surface of twisted fibers and fracture surface of failure fibers.

  16. The Self as tension of wholeness and emptiness

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    Tateo, Luca; marsico, giuseppina

    2013-01-01

    level semiotic instance, is the process that results of and regulates the uniqueness of the experience in irreversible time. The continuity of the stream of Self and the culturally codified ways of producing signs about the experience in the world are also discussed. The articles of de Souza, de Mattos......The article provides a framework of the Self, understood as a dynamic semiotic system in constant evolutive tension rather than a system in equilibrium adapting to the environmental changing conditions. The aim of the whole special issue is indeed to provide new hints for the reflection about...

  17. Properties of Refractory Concrete in Tension and Compression

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    Sampson, Jeffrey

    2009-01-01

    Refractory concrete on the LC-39A Flame Deflector has been damaged during multiple Space Shuttle launches (e.g. STS-124, STS-126, STS-119, and STS-125, STS-127). These events have prompted a better understanding of the system via an analytical model of the Flame Deflector assembly to include the Fondu Fyre refractory concrete. This model requires test data inputs of the refractory concrete's mechanical properties, which include stress versus strain curves in tension and compression, modulus of elasticity, and Poisson's ratio. Sections of Fondu Fyre refractory concrete removed from the LC-39A Flame Deflector were provided for this testing.

  18. Differentiating Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy from Normal-Tension Glaucoma.

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    Souto, Fernanda Maria Silveira; de Vasconcellos, José Paulo Cabral; de Melo, Mônica Barbosa; Sartorato, Edi Lúcia; Moura, Frederico Castelo

    2017-04-01

    Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by thinning of neuroretinal rim, enlarged cup-to-disc ratio (CDR) and visual field damage. Although raised intraocular pressure is main risk factor for development of glaucoma, it can occur with consistently normal measurements in the intraocular pressure as normal tension glaucoma (NTG). Enlargement of CDR is a classical sign of glaucoma, but it can also result from non-glaucomatous optic neuropathies such as Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). We describe a case of LHON with increased CDR, discuss its differential diagnosis with NTG and highlight the reasons for misdiagnoses between these two entities.

  19. Surface tension of phenol-formaldehyde wood adhesives

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    C. -Y. Hse

    1972-01-01

    Thirty-six phenol (P) fermaldehyde (F) resins were formulated to complete a factorial arrangement: three NAOH/P molar ratios (0.4, 0.7, and 1.0), three solid contents (37, 40, and 43 percent), and four F/P molar rations (1.6, 1.9, 2.2, and 2.5). Surface tension ranged from 68.4 to 79.9 dynes/cm. and was affected most by NAOH/P ratio, next by F/P ratio, and least by...

  20. Central pain processing in chronic tension-type headache

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    Lindelof, Kim; Ellrich, Jens; Jensen, Rigmor

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) affects 3% of the population. Directly and indirectly it causes high costs and considerable loss of quality of life. The mechanisms of this disorder are poorly understood and the treatment possibilities are therefore limited. The blink reflex (BR......) reflects neuronal excitability due to nociceptive input in the brainstem. The aim of this study was to investigate nociceptive processing at the level of the brainstem in an experimental pain model of CTTH symptoms. METHODS: The effect of conditioning pain, 5 min infusion of hypertonic saline into the neck...