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  1. Superball C60 and its superconductivity properties. Superball C60 to sono chodendo tokusei

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    Tsai, J. (NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories, Tokyo (Japan))

    1992-12-01

    It was recently discovered that cage-shaped Fullerene C60 becomes superconductor by doping with alkali metals. Equivalent materials are K3, C60, Rb3C60, Cs2RbC60, etc., and the last one has the highest Tc of 33K. C60 molecules make face-centered cubic lattice crystals. However, it is surprising that such materials with high symmetry have relatively high Tc. These materials are found to have the unique correlation between crystal structure and superconducting properties, and Tc increases lineally with increasing lattice constants. In relation to this fact, the relation between Tc and state density D(0) on Fermi surface is discussed. Coherence length of C60 doped with alkali metals, superconductive energy gap, and isotope effects are also discussed. Furthermore, the relation between Tc and mass of [sup 12]C which is partly replaced with [sup 13]C suggests that phonon strongly affects superconductivity of C60. 34 refs., 3 figs.

  2. Modeling of SONOS Memory Cell Erase Cycle

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    Phillips, Thomas A.; MacLeod, Todd C.; Ho, Fat H.

    2011-01-01

    Utilization of Silicon-Oxide-Nitride-Oxide-Silicon (SONOS) nonvolatile semiconductor memories as a flash memory has many advantages. These electrically erasable programmable read-only memories (EEPROMs) utilize low programming voltages, have a high erase/write cycle lifetime, are radiation hardened, and are compatible with high-density scaled CMOS for low power, portable electronics. In this paper, the SONOS memory cell erase cycle was investigated using a nonquasi-static (NQS) MOSFET model. Comparisons were made between the model predictions and experimental data.

  3. Stresse académico, afecto e qualidade do sono

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    Lopes, Francisca de Castro Horta

    2015-01-01

    Trabalho final de mestrado integrado em Medicina (Psicologia Médica), apresentado à Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra. Introdução: Estudos recentes demonstraram que o sono tem implicações na saúde e bem-estar, doença, desempenho e na sobrevivência. O Stresse académico e emocional afecta negativamente a Qualidade de sono nos estudantes universitários sendo frequente o auto-relato de perturbações do sono nesta população. A relação entre as variáveis Stresse, Afecto e Qualidade...

  4. Bruxismo do sono e sua associação com distúrbios do sono em policiais

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    Coelho, Jeanne Paiva de Siqueira; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Lucena, Sílvia Carneiro de; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Carvalho, Andréa Lúcia Almeida de; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Lopes, Fernanda Ferreira; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Oliveira, Ana Emilia Figueiredo de; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA

    2010-01-01

    O bruxismo do sono é uma das atividades parafuncionais mais abordados na Odontologia, especialmente devido a questões controversas quanto à sua prevalência e etiologia. Os estudos realizados na área conseguem, tão somente, amenizar seu potencial destrutivo, mas não estabelecem, todavia, uma relação direta entre causa e efeito. A literatura considera atualmente o estresse, a fisiologia do sono, algumas drogas e, em menor escala, a o...

  5. Qualidade do sono em pacientes fibromiálgicos

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    Florinda Freire Moro

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analisar a qualidade do sono em paciente fibromiálgicos, identificando seus principais hábitos noturnos e verificando os possíveis fatores que influenciam na qualidade do sono. Métodos: Pesquisa observacional, transversal, de caráter quantitativo, realizada em ambulatório de fisioterapia no período março a abril de 2012. Participaram 24 pacientes fibromiálgicos, independente do sexo e idade. Aplicou-se um questionário baseado no Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI para avaliar a qualidade e hábitos noturnos. As informações foram analisadas através de estatística descritiva. Resultados: Em relação à latência do sono, apenas 1 (4,2% leva para dormir um tempo menor ou igual a 15 min e 19 (79,2% apontaram dificuldade de “não adormecer em até 30 min” por mais de 3 vezes por semana. O componente “sentir dor” e o “acordar no meio da noite” tiveram maiores influências no distúrbio do sono destes pacientes. Quanto à duração do sono, 7 (29,2% dormem menos que 5 horas. Sobre a eficiência do sono, 12 (50,0% possuíam uma eficiência do sono superior a 85%, 10 (41,7% possuíam eficiência do sono entre 75-84% e apenas 2 (8,33% eficiência de 65-74%. Quanto ao uso de medicação para dormir, 12 (50% não usaram durante o mês e 12 (50% usavam entre 3 ou mais vezes durante a semana. Conclusão: Os pacientes com fibromialgia no presente estudo apresentaram um declínio na qualidade e eficiência do sono, sendo influenciados pela latência e duração do sono, presença de dor e despertar noturno.

  6. Qualidade do sono em pacientes fibromiálgicos

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    Florinda Freire Moro

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analisar a qualidade do sono em paciente fibromiálgicos, identificando seus principais hábitos noturnos e verificando os possíveis fatores que influenciam na qualidade do sono. Métodos: Pesquisa observacional, transversal, de caráter quantitativo, realizada em ambulatório de fisioterapia no período março a abril de 2012. Participaram 24 pacientes fibromiálgicos, independente do sexo e idade. Aplicou-se um questionário baseado no Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI para avaliar a qualidade e hábitos noturnos. As informações foram analisadas através de estatística descritiva. Resultados: Em relação à latência do sono, apenas 1 (4,2% leva para dormir um tempo menor ou igual a 15 min e 19 (79,2% apontaram dificuldade de “não adormecer em até 30 min” por mais de 3 vezes por semana. O componente “sentir dor” e o “acordar no meio da noite” tiveram maiores influências no distúrbio do sono destes pacientes. Quanto à duração do sono, 7 (29,2% dormem menos que 5 horas. Sobre a eficiência do sono, 12 (50,0% possuíam uma eficiência do sono superior a 85%, 10 (41,7% possuíam eficiência do sono entre 75-84% e apenas 2 (8,33% eficiência de 65-74%. Quanto ao uso de medicação para dormir, 12 (50% não usaram durante o mês e 12 (50% usavam entre 3 ou mais vezes durante a semana. Conclusão: Os pacientes com fibromialgia no presente estudo apresentaram um declínio na qualidade e eficiência do sono, sendo influenciados pela latência e duração do sono, presença de dor e despertar noturno. doi: 10.5020/18061230.2014.p72

  7. Crush characteristics and HIC values in front windshield areas in pedestrian head impacts; Joyosha zenmen mado garasu oyobi sono shuhenbu no shogeki tokusei to tobu shogaich

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    Matsui, Y.; Ishikawa, H. [Japan Automobile Research Institute Inc., Tsukuba (Japan)

    2000-04-01

    An experimental research was conducted to grasp pedestrian head protective performance in pedestrian-vehicle accident. In the recent accidents, pedestrian head collided with vehicle more at the front windshield than at the bonnet top. In the experiment, by colliding headform with the vehicle standstill, head injury coefficients (HIC) in impacts to front windshield and the periphery were measured. As to the headform, the main body made of phenol resin is covered by rubber skin with 7.5mm thickness. The diameter is 165mm, and the total weight is 4.8kg. HIC was obtained by a triaxial accelerator installed around the gravity center of the sphere. As a result of the experiment, the following were found out. The HIC value of the front windshield becomes 1000 or below when the headform is more than the radius of the headform away from the window frame. At the window frame, HIC in all the pillar area is high, but HIC at the central part of the roof rail becomes 1000 or below. The relation between HIC and dynamic displacement is almost the same both in the bonnet top and the front windshield. (translated by NEDO)

  8. Qualidade do sono e tolerância ao esforço em portadores de apneia obstrutiva do sono

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    Aliny Priscilla do Nascimento

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O sono é um estado natural e recorrente, no qual acontecem processos neurobiológicos importantes. A má qualidade do sono está diretamente associada com piores indicadores de saúde. A qualidade do sono pode ser medida objetiva e subjetivamente por métodos como a polissonografia, que é o padrão de referência, ou por meio de testes e questionários, como o índice de qualidade de sono de Pittsburgh (IQSP. OBJETIVO: Correlacionar a qualidade do sono com a tolerância ao esforço em pacientes portadores da síndrome da apneia/hipopneia obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 63 indivíduos (57 mulheres e seis homens, média de idade de 51,7 ± 6,6 anos; índice de massa corpórea (IMC média de 28,2 ± 5,0 kg/m2; índice de apneia/hipopneia (IAH médio de 7,3 ± 10,50 eventos/hora, verificado através da polissonografia. Para a avaliação da qualidade do sono, os participantes responderam ao IQSP, e para a avaliação da tolerância ao esforço, realizaram o teste de caminhada de 6 minutos (TC6M. RESULTADOS: Não houve correlação entre o IQSP e o TC6M (Rs = -0,103620, p = 0,419, assim como entre o IAH e o TC6M (Rs = -0, 000984, p = 0,9939. Podemos sugerir que a qualidade do sono e a gravidade da SAHOS não afetam a tolerância ao esforço dos indivíduos com SAHOS. CONCLUSÃO: Estudos com uma amostra maior, levando-se em consideração a estratificação pela gravidade da SAHOS e utilizando métodos mais acurados de avaliação da capacidade funcional, devem ser realizados, a fim de que resultados mais abrangentes possam ser obtidos.

  9. 'Do-sono' passion fruit: Ecogeographical prospecting and ...

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    de-sono' passion fruit plants in the rural zones of five towns from two distinct agroecological units in the state of Bahia. Ripe fruit from plants from these populations that had fallen to the ground were physicochemically characterized and had their ...

  10. Fatores que interferem na qualidade do sono de pacientes internados

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    Shíntia Viana da Costa

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou identificar fatores que interferem na qualidade do sono de pacientes internados em hospital universitário do interior de São Paulo. Trata-se de estudo exploratório, de corte transversal, com amostragem não probabilística. Participaram 117 pacientes (59% homens, idade média de 48 anos, desvio padrão 16,9 internados há pelo menos 72 horas, em condições clínicas estáveis. Os instrumentos utilizados foram: questionário de identificação e Fatores Intervenientes na Qualidade do Sono (FIQS. O tratamento dos dados foi feito com estatística descritiva e cada item do FIQS foi submetido a teste e reteste. Os fatores apontados com maior frequência foram: acordar cedo (55,6%, sono interrompido (52,1%, iluminação excessiva (34,2%, recebimento de cuidados pela equipe de enfermagem (33,3% e distúrbios orgânicos como dor e fadiga (26,5%. Sugere-se que os enfermeiros planejem intervenções buscando modificar fatores que propiciam ruídos e iluminação intensos à noite, visando reduzir interrupções e, consequentemente, a privação de sono.

  11. Violência durante o sono Violent behavior during sleep

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    Dalva Poyares

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Casos de comportamento violento (CV durante o sono são relatados na literatura. A incidência de comportamento violento durante o sono não é muito conhecida. Um estudo epidemiológico mostra que cerca de 2% da população geral apresentava comportamento violento dormindo e eram predominantemente homens. Neste artigo, os autores descrevem aspectos clínicos e médico-legais envolvidos na investigação do comportamento violento. O comportamento violento se refere a ferimentos auto-infligidos ou infligidos a um terceiro durante o sono. Ocorre, muito freqüentemente, seguindo um despertar parcial no contexto de um transtorno de despertar (parassonias. Os transtornos do sono predominantes diagnosticados são: transtorno de comportamento REM e sonambulismo. O comportamento violento poderia ser precipitado pelo estresse, uso de álcool e drogas, privação do sono ou febre.Cases of violent behavior during sleep have been reported in the literature. However, the incidence of violent behavior during sleep is not known. One epidemiological study showed that approximately 2% of the general population, predominantly males, presented violent behavior while asleep. In the present study, the authors describe clinical and medico-legal aspects involved in violent behavior investigation. Violent behavior refers to self-injury or injury to another during sleep. It happens most frequently following partial awakening in the context of arousal disorders (parasomnias. The most frequently diagnosed sleep disorders are REM behavior disorder and somnambulism. Violent behavior might be precipitated by stress, use of alcohol or drugs, sleep deprivation or fever.

  12. O sono e os transtornos do sono na depressão Sleep and sleep disorders in depression

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    Sarah Laxhmi Chellappa

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Os transtornos do sono são freqüentemente associados a um leque de transtornos psiquiátricos, sendo considerados uma característica inerente do transtorno depressivo. OBJETIVOS: Discorrer a cerca das atuais evidências sobre as investigações do sono e das alterações deste na depressão, além de alguns dos principais modelos teóricos propostos para explicar essas alterações. MÉTODOS: O levantamento da literatura médica foi feito nos seguintes bancos de dados: ISI e Medline. RESULTADOS: Diversos estudos constataram alterações no padrão eletroencefalográfico do sono em pacientes com depressão. Dentre os principais achados, estão alterações na continuidade e na duração do sono, diminuição das fases 3 e 4 do sono, menor latência do sono REM (rapid eye movements e maior duração e densidade do primeiro período REM. Essa técnica tem atualmente uma utilidade limitada como ferramenta de diagnóstico na depressão. CONCLUSÕES: Embora os mecanismos fisiopatológicos das alterações do sono na depressão sejam complexos e de natureza multifacetada, os estudos do sono têm um importante papel na investigação da depressão, particularmente nas áreas de predição de resposta a tratamentos, prognóstico de recaídas e na investigação de modelos etiológicos.BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are usually associated with a wide range of psychiatric disorders, and are regarded as acharacteristic feature of depression. OBJECTIVES:To reportthe current state-of-the-artin sleep research in depression and to present some of the principal theoretical models that explain these sleep disturbances. METHODS: Literature review was carried out in the ISI and Medline databases. RESULTS: Several studies have indicated alterations in sleep electroencephalographic patterns in subjects with depression. Some of the most frequent findings are disorders affecting the continuity and duration of sleep, reduction of phases 3 and 4 of sleep

  13. Perturbações do Sono na Criança

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    Duarte, Carolina; Santos, Isabel; Estêvão, M. Helena

    2014-01-01

    As perturbações do sono ocorrem com relativa frequência na criança. O desconhecimento de aspectos importantes da fisiologia do sono e a omissão frequente deste tema nas consultas de rotina explicam parcialmente o subdiagnóstico deste grupo de doenças.Os autores apresentam uma revisão sumária da fisiologia do sono e das perturbações mais frequentes na idade pediátrica: perturbações do início e da manutenção do sono, sonolência excessiva, parassónias, distúrbios do ciclo sono-vigília e patologi...

  14. Hipoventilação relacionada ao sono Sleep hypoventilation

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    Sonia Maria Guimarães Pereira Togeiro

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Tanto SHO como as doenças neuromusculares estão relacionadas à hipoventilação durante o sono. Define-se SHO como a combinação de obesidade, hipercapnia e hipoxemia crônica durante a vigília que se agrava durante o sono. Em 90% dos casos, SHO está associada à apneia obstrutiva do sono. O diagnóstico baseia-se na presença de hipoventilação diurna e hipertensão pulmonar que não são justificadas por alterações da função pulmonar. A mortalidade dos pacientes com SHO é maior que aquela de pacientes sem hipoventilação e controlados para obesidade. As doenças neuromusculares são representadas principalmente pelas distrofias musculares. A progressão para insuficiência respiratória crônica surge como consequência da fraqueza dos músculos respiratórios e da limpeza inadequada das vias aéreas, causando atelectasias e pneumonias. Quando há uma redução maior que 50% da forca muscular respiratória, ocorre uma diminuição na CV. A medida do pico de fluxo da tosse Sleep hypoventilation is seen in patients with neuromuscular disease, as well as in those with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS, which is defined as the combination of obesity, chronic hypercapnia, and hypoxemia during wakefulness that is aggravated during sleep. In 90% of cases, OHS is accompanied by obstructive sleep apnea. The diagnosis of OHS is based on hypoventilation and pulmonary hypertension that cannot be explained by alterations in pulmonary function. The mortality of patients with OHS is greater than is that of obese patients without hypoventilation. The principal neuromuscular diseases associated with OHS are the muscular dystrophies. The progression to chronic respiratory failure results from respiratory muscle weakness and impaired airway secretion clearance, causing atelectasis and pneumonia. With a decrease of greater than 50% in respiratory muscle strength, there is a reduction in VC. Cough peak flow < 160 L/min is associated with impaired

  15. Perfil cardiovascular em pacientes com apneia obstrutiva do sono

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    Fátima Dumas Cintra

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (AOS é um fator de risco para várias condições cardiovasculares incluindo aumento na mortalidade cardiovascular. Sendo assim, é essencial o conhecimento das principais repercussões cardiovasculares dos distúrbios respiratórios do sono durante uma avaliação clínica. OBJETIVO: Analisar as características cardiovasculares de pacientes com AOS. MÉTODOS: Pacientes submetidos a polissonografia basal foram consecutivamente selecionados do banco de dados do Instituto do Sono entre março de 2007 e março de 2009. Todos os pacientes foram orientados a comparecer ao ambulatório para coleta de sangue, exame físico, eletrocardiograma de 12 derivações, espirometria, teste cardiopulmonar em esteira ergométrica e ecocardiograma transtorácico. O estudo foi aprovado pelo comitê de ética e pesquisa e registrado no site http://clinicaltrials.gov/ sob o número: NCT00768625. RESULTADOS: Foram analisados 261 pacientes e 108 controles. As principais características dos pacientes com AOS foram: obesidade, hipertensão, baixos níveis plasmáticos de lipoproteínas de alta densidade (HDL e aumento no diâmetro do átrio esquerdo quando comparados com controles (3,75 ± 0,42; 3,61 ± 0,41, p = 0,001, respectivamente. Essas características associadas correspondem a um acréscimo de 16,6 vezes na probabilidade de ocorrência de AOS independentemente do relato de algum sintoma dessa desordem, como sonolência ou ronco. CONCLUSÃO: Na amostra avaliada, o perfil cardiovascular dos pacientes com AOS mais encontrado foi: obesidade, hipertensão arterial, baixos níveis plasmáticos de HDL e átrio esquerdo com diâmetro aumentado.

  16. Comprehensive understanding of charge lateral migration in 3D SONOS memories

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    Liu, Lifang; Arreghini, Antonio; Van den bosch, Geert; Pan, Liyang; Van Houdt, Jan

    2016-02-01

    The effects and mechanisms responsible for charge lateral migration in 3D SONOS devices are studied in detail. We evaluated the electron lateral migration at room temperature and at 150 °C in 3D SONOS devices. Through interpretation of measurements and simulations, we found that lateral migration shows similar emission rates of Poole-Frenkel effect and therefore it is linked to the same trap energy profile. This feature should be included in a model to properly simulate 3D SONOS retention transients. Further experiments and simulations show no influence of SiN thickness nor P/E cycles on lateral migration.

  17. Sono-vigília na infância : conhecimentos dos educadores

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    Coelho, Sílvia Raquel Oliveira Pinto

    2009-01-01

    O sono tem uma importância vital para a saúde, influenciando o bem-estar físico e psicológico do ser humano. A não aquisição de hábitos de sono correctos no início da vida pode ter consequências durante o seu percurso. Um sono tranquilo contribui para um crescimento saudável influenciando a aprendizagem e o desenvolvimento da criança. Acresce que o enorme progresso verificado na investigação sobre o sono, não tem sido acompanhado dos mesmos avanços em termos de uma educação ...

  18. Narcolefsia e apnéia do sono concomitantes: registro de caso

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    Rubens Reimão

    1986-03-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se um caso de concomitância de narcolepsia e apnéia do sono tipo obstrutiva documentado clinicamente e em traçados polissonográficos em laboratório de sono. Após correção cirúrgica da apnéia do sono, com traqueostomia, houve manutenção da sintomatologia narcoléptica e de seu registro característico. Este estudo apoia a necessidade de emprego sistemático da polissonografia de noite inteira e do teste de latência múltipla do sono na avaliação de pacientes com sonolência excessiva diurna.

  19. Trans-vaginal sono-elastography in the differentiation of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma

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    Mahmoud Abdel Latif; Magda Shady; Hanan Nabil; Yasser Mesbah

    2016-01-01

    Aim: To evaluate efficiency of sono-elastography in differentiation of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma. Patients and methods: Between January 2014 and January 2015, 45 perimenopausal female patients with endometrial thickness more than 6 mm were examined by TV sono-elastography procedure. Results of ultrasound and elastography were compared with pathological data (reference standard). Strain ratios were compared between typical, atypical endometrial hyperplasia and endome...

  20. Real-Time Measurements and Modelling on Dynamic Behaviour of SonoVue Bubbles Based on Light Scattering Technology

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    Tu, Juan; Guan F., J.; Matula J., T.; Crum A., L.; Wei, Rongjue

    2008-01-01

    The dynamic behaviour of SonoVue microbubbles, a new generation ultrasound contrast agent, is investigated in real time with light scattering method. Highly diluted SonoVue microbubbles are injected into a diluted gel made of xanthan gum and water. The responses of individual SonoVue bubbles to driven ultrasound pulses are measured. Both linear and nonlinear bubble oscillations are observed and the results suggest that SonoVue microbubbles can generate strong nonlinear responses. By fitting the experimental data of individual bubble responses with Sarkar's model, the shell coating parameter of the bubbles and dilatational viscosity is estimated to be 7.0 nm.s.Pa.

  1. Aspectos cronobiológicos do sono de enfermeiras de um hospital universitário

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    Karine Gracinda da Silva Xavier

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se identificar o cronotipo das enfermeiras da manhã e noite de um hospital universitário, verificar como o trabalho nestes turnos influencia seu sono e correlacionar os cronotipos com influências que o sono produz no trabalho e fora dele. Participaram 15 enfermeiras que responderam ao questionário de Horne & Ostberg e à entrevista semiestruturada entre março e julho de 2010. Os dados dos questionários foram organizados em planilhas e os das entrevistas analisados pela Análise Temática. Os resultados apontam cinco enfermeiras moderadamente matutinas, quatro indiferentes, duas moderadamente vespertinas, três definitivamente vespertinas e uma definitivamente matutina. Mostram que o trabalho em turnos faz com que as entrevistadas desenvolvam hábitos alimentares e de sono, peculiares. Conclui-se que o perfil cronobiológico das enfermeiras não traduz suas subjetividades na relação do sono com turnos de trabalho; enfermeiras da noite apresentam maiores disfunções no ciclo sono-vigília, tais disfunções repercutem igualmente no cotidiano das enfermeiras de ambos os turnos.

  2. Characteristics of a Ti:sapphire laser pumped by a Nd:YAG laser and its analysis. Nd:YAG laser reiki Ti:sapphire laser no dosa tokusei to sono kaiseki

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    Okada, T.; Masumoto, J.; Mizunami, T.; Maeda, M.; Muraoka, K. (Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1991-06-29

    Although Ti: Sapphire expects of a possibility of being a light source much superior to a dye laser having been used as a wavelength variable laser for spectral analyses, it has a limitation that it does not oscillate directly in the visible and ultraviolet regions. In order to develop a light source that is synchronizable over ultraviolet-near infrared regions, by means of combining a Ti: Sapphire laser of a high peak power, comprising an oscillator and a multistage amplifier, with a non-linear frequency conversion method for harmonic generation and Raman conversion, a prototype Ti:Sapphire laser that is excited by YAG laser second harmonic, and that synchronizes with a prism was fabricated, and its operational characteristics were investigated. As a result, an output energy of 35.6 mJ at a maximum was obtained at a wavelength of 773 nm against an excitation energy of 129 mJ, a conversion efficiency of 38.2% was obtained against the absorption energy of the crystals, and a continuous synchronism was achieved over 750 to 900 nm. 4 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Tensile properties and cyto-toxicity of new biomedical {beta}-type titanium alloys; Atarashii seitaiyo {beta}gata chitan gokin no sekkei to sono kikaiteki tokusei oyobi saibo dokusei

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    Kuroda, D.; Niinomi, M. [Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi (Japan); Fukui, H. [Aichi Gakuin University, Aichi (Japan). School of Dentistry; Morinaga, M. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan); Suzuki, A. [Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Nagoya (Japan)

    2000-09-01

    Co-Cr alloy, SUS 316L stainless steel, pure Ti and Ti-6Al-4V ELI have been used as implant materials. Ti-6Al-4V ELI has been most widely used as an implant material to date because of its excellent combination of biocompatibility, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. Since toxicity of V etc., and high moduli of elasticity have been pointed out, {beta}-type biomedical titanium alloys are recently getting much attentions, New {beta}-type biomedical titanium alloys composed of non-toxic elements such as Nb, Ta, Mo, Zr and Sn with lower moduli of elasticity and greater strength were, therefore, designed using alloy design method based on the d-electron theory in this study. Tensile test, measurement of modulus of elasticity and evaluation of biocompatibility were conducted in order to investigate the mechanical properties and biocompatibility of the designed alloy. Tensile strength and elongation of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr are, in particular, equivalent to those of conventional biomedical titanium alloy such as Ti-6Al-4V ELI, and modulus of elasticity of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr is lower than that of Ti-6Al-4V ELI. The moduli of elasticity of the designed alloys are equivalent or lower comparing with those of conventional biomedical titanium alloys such as Ti-6Al-4V ELI and Ti-13Nb--13Zr. The biocomparibility of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr is equivalent to pure-Ti, and biocompatibility of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr is much greater than that of Ti-6Al-4V. The new {beta}-type titanium alloy, Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr, designed in this study is expected to have greater performance for implant materials. (author)

  4. Estudo comparativo de padrões de sono em trabalhadores de enfermagem dos turnos diurno e noturno

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    Milva Maria Figueiredo de Martino

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Comparar os padrões de sono de enfermeiros dos turnos diurno e noturno em um hospital de Campinas (SP, Brasil. Métodos. Participaram 59 enfermeiros entre 23 e 59 anos. Para os enfermeiros do dia, analisou-se o sono noturno, e, para os da noite, os sonos diurno e noturno. Os informantes preencheram um diário do sono durante 1 semana, ao acordar. Foram analisados hora de ir deitar, de dormir, e de acordar; latência do sono; horas de sono noturno e diurno; cochilos; qualidade do sono; modo de acordar; e comparação do sono registrado no diário com o sono habitual. Também foram coletadas informações pessoais e profissionais. Resultados. O grupo diurno ia dormir às 23h36min e o grupo noturno, às 23h52min (P <=0,004, Wilcoxon. Os enfermeiros diurnos acordavam mais cedo (7h3min do que os noturnos quando dormiam à noite (8h30min. A latência média do sono foi de 23min26s para os enfermeiros diurnos contra 22min50s para os noturnos; a duração do sono noturno foi de 7h11min e 9h6min, respectivamente. O cochilo esteve presente apenas no grupo diurno (média de 2h3min. O sono diurno dos enfermeiros da noite foi caracterizado pelo fracionamento (dois períodos, tempo de sono de 4h7min e 2h38min. O sono noturno do grupo noturno foi de melhor qualidade. O tempo médio de trabalho em hospital foi de 14,31 anos no grupo diurno contra 7,07 no grupo noturno (P <=0,05, Wilcoxon. Os sujeitos possuíam hábitos saudáveis, principalmente quanto ao consumo de álcool. Verificou-se uso de anti-hipertensivos, diuréticos e analgésicos. Conclusões. Os achados foram semelhantes aos descritos anteriormente. Seria recomendável que os enfermeiros do turno da noite pudessem tirar cochilos para compensar o déficit de sono durante a atividade noturna.

  5. Qualidade do sono de participantes de programa de reabilitação cardiopulmonar e metabólica

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    Pablo Antônio Bertasso de Araújo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: avaliar a qualidade do sono em participantes de programa de reabilitação cardiopulmonar e metabólica. Método: trata-se de um estudo descritivo de corte transversal com amostragem não probabilística. A amostra constituiu-se de participantes de um programa de reabilitação cardiopulmonar e metabólica (RCPM. A qualidade do sono foi avaliada pela versão adaptada do Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburg (PSQI. Foram avaliados 101 indivíduos de ambos os sexos, sendo 52,5% homens, com média de idade de 66,05 (±9,13 anos. Resultados: todos os componentes do PSQI apresentaram variação entre 0 e 3; o escore total apresentou variação entre 0 e 17, com média de 5,36 (±3,64. Os componentes do instrumento que obtiveram pontuação mais elevada foram: alterações do sono (1,20 ± 0,60; qualidade subjetiva do sono (0,92 ± 0,61 e duração do sono (0,83 ± 1,01. No escore total, 38,6% dos participantes apresentaram pontuação acima de cinco, sendo a qualidade do sono considerada ruim. Considerações finais: conforme a classificação do escore total, mais de um terço dos participantes do programa de reabilitação apresentou má qualidade do sono. Os componentes mais comprometidos foram às alterações do sono, a qualidade subjetiva do sono e a duração do sono.

  6. Síndrome da apneia e hipopneia obstrutiva do sono – SAHOS

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    Hélio Brasileiro

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A Síndrome da Apneia e Hipopneia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAHOS é caracterizada por episódios repetitivos de apneia e hipopneia durante o sono. Em artigos recentes, SAHOS severa (quando o número de apneia e hipopneia por hora de sono é maior que 30 é citada como fator de risco para doenças cardiovasculares e morte. Além disso, SAHOS é muito prevalente em pacientes com obesidade, diabetes e hipertensão arterial sistêmica, que também são fatores de risco para doença cardiovascular. A leptina e a grelina, dois hormônios reguladores do apetite, estão aumentadas em pacientes com SAHOS, segundo alguns artigos. Contudo, SAHOS é ainda uma doença subdiagnosticada.

  7. Hydrogen-induced program threshold voltage degradation analysis in SONOS wafer

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    Lin, Qing; Zhao, Crystal; Sheng, Nan

    2016-02-01

    This paper studies the hydrogen-induced program state threshold voltage degradation in SONOS wafers, which ultimately impacts wafer sort test yield. During wafer sort step, all individual integrated circuits noted as die are tested for functional defects by applying special test patterns to them. The proportion between the passing die (good die) and the non-passing die (bad die) is sort yield. The different N2/H2 ratio in IMD1 alloy process yields differently at flash checkerboard test. And the SIMS curves were also obtained to depict the distribution profile of H+ in SONOS ONO stack structure. It is found that, the H+ accumulated in the interface between the Tunnel oxide and Si layer, contributes the charge loss in Oxynitride layer, which leads to the program threshold voltage degradation and even fall below lower specification limit, and then impacts the sort yield of SONOS wafers.

  8. Sono e adolescência: quantas horas os adolescentes precisam dormir?

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    Érico Felden Pereira

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo Determinar a especificidade e a sensibilidade de uma medida para apontar o melhor ponto de corte para a duração de sono como preditor da sonolência diurna excessiva em adolescentes. Métodos Participaram do estudo 1.359 adolescentes, com idades de 14 a 21 anos, de duas cidades do sul do Brasil, que responderam a questionário de hábitos de sono e sonolência diurna. Utilizou-se a Receiver Operating Characteristic para estimar a capacidade preditiva da duração de sono para a sonolência diurna excessiva. Resultados A média de duração do sono para os adolescentes com sonolência diurna excessiva foi de 7,9 horas e para aqueles sem sonolência diurna excessiva foi de 8,33 horas (p < 0,001. A prevalência de sonolência diurna excessiva foi de 35,7%. Foi observada correlação significativa e negativa entre a duração do sono e as idades analisadas (p < 0,001. A análise de Receiver Operating Characteristic indicou duração mínima de 8,33 horas como proteção para a sonolência diurna excessiva. Conclusão Foi observada alta prevalência de sonolência diurna excessiva e propõe-se como possível duração de sono um mínimo de 8,33 horas nos dias com aula para que os adolescentes evitem esse desfecho.

  9. Ciclo vigília/sono e a saúde dos adolescentes

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    Carniel, Joana Desirée

    2014-01-01

    Na adolescência, ocorrem significativas alterações na expressão do ciclo vigília/sono com importantes consequências para a saúde. Os dois objetivos principais deste estudo foram, validar a Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS) para o português brasileiro e analisar as associações entre as questões de saúde com as variáveis relacionadas ao ciclo vigília/sono de adolescentes. Para responder ao primeiro objetivo a amostra foi formada por 90 adolescentes, de ambos os sexos, com idades de 11 a...

  10. Avaliação dos fatores de risco do bruxismo do sono

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    Dias,Isabela Maddalena; Ramalho de Mello, Lívia Marins; Maia, Ingrid Duque; Reis, Larissa de Oliveira; Gonçalves Leite, Isabel Cristina; Pereira Leite, Fabíola Pessôa

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo: Verificar, em uma amostra de pacientes da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, se determinados fatores de risco descritos pela literatura se associam com a ocorrência do bruxismo do sono. Materiais e Métodos: Foram selecionados 100 pacientes por meio de um formulário construído com base na literatura, 50 deles com bruxismo do sono e outros 50 livres desta parafunção. Após a seleção dos pacientes foi feita a avaliação da exposição a fatores de risco assoc...

  11. Prevalência de bruxismo e distúrbio do sono em deficientes visuais

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    Silva,Bárbara Bernardo Rinaldo da; Lacerda,Kátia Roberta Rapôso Sales; Ferreira,Ana Paula de Lima; Figueiroa,Marcelo de Souza

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: O termo "bruxismo" significa ranger ou apertar os dentes sem objetivos funcionais aparentes; é um distúrbio que ocorre usualmente durante o sono e geralmente está associado a microdespertares. Os deficientes visuais estão mais predispostos a apresentarem distúrbio do sono em razão de uma possível disfunção da glândula pineal, alterando a produção de melatonina, e, consequentemente, por apresentarem sintomas de bruxismo relacionado à ausência da percepção de luz. OBJETIVO: Verifica...

  12. Prevalência de bruxismo e distúrbio do sono em deficientes visuais

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    Bárbara Bernardo Rinaldo da Silva

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O termo "bruxismo" significa ranger ou apertar os dentes sem objetivos funcionais aparentes; é um distúrbio que ocorre usualmente durante o sono e geralmente está associado a microdespertares. Os deficientes visuais estão mais predispostos a apresentarem distúrbio do sono em razão de uma possível disfunção da glândula pineal, alterando a produção de melatonina, e, consequentemente, por apresentarem sintomas de bruxismo relacionado à ausência da percepção de luz. OBJETIVO: Verificar a ocorrência de bruxismo e distúrbio do sono em deficientes visuais. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Amostra de conveniência com casuística de 63 voluntários com acuidade visual inferior a 0,05 (20/400 até a ausência da percepção luminosa. Foram submetidos à aplicação do Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh (PSQI e do Inquérito para Diagnóstico de Bruxismo. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de bruxismo e má qualidade do sono foram, respectivamente, de 80,95% e de 85,71%. O bruxismo foi mais frequente entre aqueles com história de deficiência visual congênita (65,08% do que entre os portadores de deficiência visual adquirida (34,92%, não sendo encontrada diferença significante quando comparados homens e mulheres. Já a ocorrência de má qualidade do sono foi similar entre portadores de deficiência visual congênita e adquirida. Foi verificada a associação positiva entre bruxismo e má qualidade do sono. CONCLUSÃO: Pôde-se verificar uma alta ocorrência de bruxismo e distúrbio do sono na população de deficientes visuais pesquisada. Este estudo tem importante contribuição epidemiológica e os seus resultados poderão ser utilizados para delinear futuras intervenções terapêuticas.

  13. Trabalho em turnos: estado geral de saúde relacionado ao sono em trabalhadores de enfermagem

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    Sandra Soares Mendes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar os sintomas referentes ao estado geral de saúde associado ao trabalho em turnos de enfermagem e relacioná-los com a qualidade do sono. O estudo foi realizado no Hospital da Irmandade da Santa Casa de Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais. Participaram 136 profissionais de enfermagem, com média de idade de 33,1 anos, divididos nas seguintes categorias: enfermeiro (8,1%; técnico de enfermagem (80,9%; auxiliar de enfermagem dos turnos diurno e noturno (11%. Os sintomas de saúde foram identificados a partir do Inventário de Estado Geral de Saúde, e a qualidade do sono foi avaliada pelo Diário do Sono. Os dados foram estatisticamente significativos pelo Teste Qui-Quadrado (p=0,021 para a presença do sintoma de flatulência ou distensão abdominal no turno noturno. Constatou-se com a análise de regressão linear múltipla que os sujeitos do turno diurno que apresentaram os sintomas de má digestão (às vezes ou sempre e irritabilidade (sempre tiveram pior qualidade de sono noturno.

  14. SONO-OXIDATIVE PRE-TREATMENT OF WASTE ACTIVATED SLUDGE BEFORE ANAEROBIC BIODEGRADATION

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    Full Text Available Abstract The effects of sonication, potassium ferrate (K2FeO4 oxidation and their simultaneous combination (called "sono-oxidative pre-treatment" on chemical properties and anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge (WAS were investigated and compared comprehensively. Based on chemical parameters, the optimum operating conditions were found to be 0.3 g K2FeO4/g total solids (TS dosage for 2-h individual K2FeO4 oxidation, 0.50 W/mL ultrasonic power density for 10-min individual sonication and, lastly, the combination of 2.5-min sonication at 0.75 W/mL ultrasonic power density with 2-h chemical oxidation at 0.3 g K2FeO4/g TS dosage for sono-oxidative pre-treatment. The disintegration efficiencies of these methods under the optimized conditions were in the following descending order: 37.8% for sono-oxidative pre-treatment > 26.3% for sonication > 13.1% for K2FeO4 oxidation. The influences of these methods on anaerobic biodegradability were tested with the biochemical methane potential assay. It was seen that the cumulative methane production increased by 9.2% in the K2FeO4 oxidation reactor, 15.8% in the sonicated reactor and 18.6% in the reactor with sono-oxidative pre-treatment, compared to the control (untreated reactor.

  15. Sono assisted electrocoagulation process for the removal of pollutant from pulp and paper industry effluent.

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    Asaithambi, P; Aziz, Abdul Raman Abdul; Sajjadi, Baharak; Daud, Wan Mohd Ashri Bin Wan

    2017-02-01

    In the present work, the efficiency of the sonication, electrocoagulation, and sono-electrocoagulation process for removal of pollutants from the industrial effluent of the pulp and paper industry was compared. The experimental results showed that the sono-electrocoagulation process yielded higher pollutant removal percentage compared to the sonication and electrocoagulation process alone. The effect of the operating parameters in the sono-electrocoagulation process such as electrolyte concentration (1-5 g/L), current density (1-5 A/dm2), effluent pH (3-11), COD concentration (1500-6000 mg/L), inter-electrode distance (1-3 cm), and electrode combination (Fe and Al) on the color removal, COD removal, and power consumption were studied. The maximum color and COD removal percentages of 100 and 95 %, respectively, were obtained at the current density of 4 A/dm2, electrolyte concentration of 4 g/L, effluent pH of 7, COD concentration of 3000 mg/L, electrode combination of Fe/Fe, inter-electrode distance of 1 cm, and reaction time of 4 h, respectively. The color and COD removal percentages were analyzed by using an UV/Vis spectrophotometer and closed reflux method. The results showed that the sono-electrocoagulation process could be used as an efficient and environmental friendly technique for complete pollutant removal.

  16. The resonance frequency of SonoVue (tm) as observed by high-speed optical imaging

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    van der Meer, S.M.; Versluis, Michel; Lohse, Detlef; Chin, C.T.; Bouakaz, A.; de Jong, N.

    2004-01-01

    The resonance frequencies of individual SonoVue/spl trade/ contrast agent bubbles were measured optically by recording the radius-time curves of a single microbubble at 24 different frequencies. For these experiments, the Brandaris 128 fast framing camera was operated in a special segmented mode.

  17. SonoCAD: a software to solve the dilemma of the prenatal diagnosis of fetal syndromes.

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    Abdelnaby, Mahmoud; Fawzi, Abdulmeneam; Swelem, Manal; Elgammal, Hisham; Elgammal, Hamdy

    2017-08-01

    The aim of this work is to develop an efficient, user-friendly, time-saving computer software program specified with prenatal diagnosis, based solely on ultrasound findings provided by the sonographer. Sonographyic computer-assisted diagnosis (SonoCAD) program was developed in four phases. Phase I: data gathering phase. Phase II: the software development phase in which the source code of the software was developed. Phase III: system testing phase that was divided into two steps: alpha testing phase, in which 20 syndromic scenarios were supplied to the software and the beta testing phase, in which the performance of SonoCAD was compared with the performance of the already established web site phenotip.com launched in 2014. Phase IV: the refining phase. In 92% of the syndromes provided, SonoCAD was capable of providing the correct diagnosis, while only in 53.3% of the syndromes phenotip.com was capable of providing the correct diagnosis. Sonographyic computer-assisted diagnosis is an efficient, properly functioning, time-saving software that could be utilized by all who are involved in prenatal diagnosis. SonoCAD was found to be more efficient and more accurate in generating a correct diagnosis when compared with the already available website phenotip.com having the same functionality. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  18. Failing arsenic mitigation technology in rural Bangladesh: explaining stagnation in niche formation of the Sono filter

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    Kundu, D.K.; Mol, A.P.J.; Gupta, A.

    2016-01-01

    Arsenic contamination of shallow hand pump tube well drinking water in Bangladesh has created opportunities for radical innovations to emerge. One such innovation is the household Sono filter, designed to remove arsenic from water supplies. Applying a strategic niche management approach, and based

  19. [Effects of high intensity focused ultrasound with SonoVue on blood vessels pathological examinations].

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    Qin, Yan; Bai, Jin; Li, Faqi; Wang, Zhibiao

    2010-12-01

    The injury of tumor blood vessels will break up the nutrition supply for the tumor. In this paper, we investigated the effects exerted by high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) combined with ultrasound microbubble agent on blood vessels. Ultrasound diagnosis was used to find the goat hepatic blood vessels each being approximately 3mm in diameter. HIFU was focused on the blood vessels. The acoustic power was 250W; HIFU irradiating Mode was line scan (the length of the line: 10 mm; speed: 3 mm/s; irradiating time: 30s). In the experimental group, 0.03 ml/kg SonoVue was injected into the goat before HIFU irradiation,while normal saline was given to the control group. The goats were killed at 24h after HIFU irradiation, then goat liver tissues and blood vessels of target area were taken out. HE staining and Victoria's blue and Ponceau's staining of tissue section showed that the endothelial cells of blood vessels dropped off and became necrosed, and the continuity of blood vessels was interrupted. HIFU combined with SonoVue will damage large blood vessels on HIFU focus, but there is no evident discrepancy between the group with SonoVue and the group without SonoVue.

  20. O sono em transtornos psiquiátricos Sleep in psychiatric disorders

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    Ligia Mendonça Lucchesi

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available O achado de padrões alterados de sono é notável na maioria dos transtornos psiquiátricos. Neste artigo são abordados os transtornos psiquiátricos que mais freqüentemente apresentam alterações de sono na prática clínica e a descrição dos achados polissonográficos. As queixas mais freqüentes dos pacientes são relacionadas à dificuldade para iniciar e manter o sono (insônia inicial e de manutenção, respectivamente e sono não reparador, observadas na maioria dos transtornos. A insônia terminal ou despertar precoce é mais relacionada a quadros depressivos. A hipersonia pode aparecer em alguns quadros de depressão como sazonal, atípica ou em transtornos bipolares. Em relação aos achados polissonográficos, temos, em geral, redução significativa da eficiência e do tempo total do sono à custa da redução do sono de ondas lentas. A redução da latência para o sono de movimentos oculares rápidos (REM é descrita principalmente para os quadros depressivos, mas pode aparecer em outras patologias.Altered sleep patterns are prominent in the majority of psychiatric disorders. This article examines the psychiatric disorders that are most often associated to sleep dysfunction as it is related in clinical practice and describes the polysomnographic findings. Patient's main complaints are related to difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep (initial or middle insomnia, respectively and poor quality of sleep. Early awakening or terminal insomnia is most described in the depressive conditions. Hypersomnia may be the main symptom in some depressive disorders, as seasonal depression, depression with atypical features or depressive episodes in bipolar disorder. Polysomnographic evaluation shows, in general, a significative reduction in the efficiency and total time of sleep, in detriment to the amount of slow wave sleep. The reduction of rapid eye movement (REM sleep latency is mainly described for the depression, but has also

  1. Aspectos dos efeitos do sono no aparelho digestório

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    DANTAS Roberto Oliveira

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Racional - Durante o sono ocorrem modificações no funcionamento do aparelho digestório decorrentes da diminuição da influência do sistema nervoso central. Embora haja resultados controversos, decorrentes das dificuldades metodológicas de estudo do aparelho digestório durante o sono, no geral, a atividade está diminuída. Objetivos - Descrever o que é conhecido sobre o efeito do sono nos diferentes órgãos do aparelho digestório. Durante o sono ocorrem: diminuição da salivação, da freqüência de deglutições, da pressão do esfíncter superior do esôfago e do número de contrações primárias do esôfago. Dados de fontes de referências - Alguns trabalhos demonstraram esvaziamento gástrico lento, outros indicam que durante o sono REM o esvaziamento é rápido. O ritmo da atividade motora intestinal é mais regular à noite do que durante o dia. Durante o sono a fase II do complexo motor migrante intestinal está bastante diminuída, podendo estar ausente. A velocidade de propagação da fase III está diminuída, bem como o índice de motilidade. Situação semelhante é observada no cólon, que tem o tônus e as contrações diminuídas. A pressão do canal anal diminui durante o sono e a atividade do reto está aumentada. Entretanto, a pressão do canal anal continua maior do que a do reto e as contrações no reto são, em sua maioria, retrógradas. Síntese dos dados - O mais freqüente mecanismo causador do refluxo gastroesofágico é o relaxamento transitório do esfíncter inferior do esôfago. A freqüência deste relaxamento está diminuída durante o sono, o que explica a menor ocorrência de episódios de refluxo durante a noite. Neste período o principal causador de refluxo é a pressão baixa do esfíncter. O refluxo nestas condições é mais grave porque o paciente geralmente está na posição supina, portanto a gravidade não contribui para a retirada do material refluído do esôfago, a salivação est

  2. Bruxismo do sono: possibilidades terapêuticas baseadas em evidências

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    Eduardo Machado; Patricia Machado; Paulo Afonso Cunali; Cibele Dal Fabbro

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: o bruxismo do sono (BS) é uma desordem de movimentos estereotipados e periódicos, associados ao ranger e/ou apertar de dentes durante o sono, decorrentes da contração rítmica dos músculos mastigatórios. Essa condição não é uma doença, porém quando exacerbada pode ocasionar desequilíbrio e alteração das estruturas orofaciais. Dessa forma, surge a necessidade de se obter terapêuticas efetivas e seguras para o controle e o manejo do paciente bruxômano. As alternativas de tratamento v...

  3. Multidisciplinaridade na apneia do sono: uma revisão de literatura

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    Ayonara Dayane Leal da Silva

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Síndrome da Apneia/Hipopneia Obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS é uma doença crônica, evolutiva que pode ocasionar graves repercussões comportamentais, cardiovasculares e neurológicos ao paciente.O objetivo deste estudo é realizar uma revisão sistematizada sobre a importância da abordagem multidisciplinar no diagnóstico e tratamento da Síndrome da Apneia e Hipopnéia Obstrutiva do sono. Vários profissionais da área de saúde podem atuar no diagnóstico e tratamento desta síndrome, destacando-se atuação dos médicos, dentistas, fisioterapeutas e fonoaudiólogos.

  4. Le soluzioni di logistica urbana sono sostenibili? L'esempio di Cityporto

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    Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La logistica urbana è un campo di riflessione volto ad approfondire le soluzioni ottimali per la distribuzione delle merci in ambito urbano e i relativi obiettivi ambientali. Ad oggi, molte azioni sono state intraprese dalle pubbliche autorità senza tenere conto, tuttavia, degli impatti che i nuovi schemi organizzativi possono avere sull’ attuale organizzazione delle imprese. Il contributo incentra la riflessione sul caso studio relativo alla città di Padova, in Italia: il sistema di logistica urbana CityPorto. In particolare, se ne analizzano le caratteristiche dal punto di vista della sostenibilità del sistema proposto, sia in riferimento alla dimensione imprenditoriale che a quella collettiva, mettendo in relazione le peculiarità della logistica urbana e le più estese catene distributive, di scala globale, di cui le prime sono parte integrante.

  5. Fisiopatologia dos distúrbios respiratórios do sono

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    Luciana de Oliveira Palombini

    2010-01-01

    O sono representa uma fase na qual o sistema respiratório sofre importantes mudanças que levam a uma maior vulnerabilidade e maior chance de ocorrência de anormalidades, mesmo em indivíduos normais. Na transição da vigília para o sono, existe normalmente um aumento da resistência de via aérea superior e prejuízo de diferentes respostas e reflexos protetores, os quais são eficientes em promover e manter a patência da via aérea superior durante a vigília. Em indivíduos que apresentam fatores de...

  6. Fatores que interferem no sono dos alunos idosos da Universidade da Maturidade (UMA, na cidade de Palmas (TO

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    Núbia Kênia Carneiro Silva

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available O processo de senescência ocasiona mudanças na quantidade e qualidade do sono; assim, a maioria dos idosos tem queixas relacionadas ao sono, decorrentes de mudanças fisiológicas específicas do processo de envelhecimento, que podem causar distúrbios relacionados ao sono. Objetiva-se verificar quais os fatores que interferem no sono dos idosos alunos da Universidade da Maturidade (UMA, na cidade de Palmas (TO. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo de corte transversal, e de natureza quantitativa. Para o levantamento dos dados, utilizaram-se os instrumentos: Questionário de caracterização socioeconômico, seguido da Escala de Sonolência de Epworth (ESE, e do Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh (PSQI. Os resultados da ESE revelaram que 75% do grupo masculino e 51,85% do feminino apresentaram sonolência diurna excessiva normal com escores <10. As respostas abertas do PSQI, em relação à hora de deitar, mostram que 43,75% dos homens deitavam entre 23 e 24 horas; no grupo das mulheres, 29,63% deitavam entre 21 e 22 horas; quanto ao tempo para dormir, 68,75% dos homens e 62,96% das mulheres demoravam ≤ 15 minutos; em relação à hora de acordar, 75% dos homens e 37,04% das mulheres acordam entre 6 e 7 horas; em relação a quantas horas de sono dormiu por noite, 50% dos homens dormiram entre 7 e 8 horas por noite, e 51,85% das mulheres dormiram ≥ 8 horas por noite. Já no PSQI global, 56,25% dos homens possuem uma boa qualidade do sono, enquanto 66,67% das mulheres apresentaram má qualidade do sono, apesar de terem uma maior eficiência relacionada ao sono. Os resultados mostraram que os homens tiveram uma boa qualidade do sono e as mulheres tiveram uma má qualidade do sono.  

  7. Estudo prospectivo sobre os hábitos de sono na criança e no adolescente

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    Vera Rocha

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O sono desempenha um papel fundamental do ponto de vista biológico, emocional, familiar e social. O impacto do sono sobre a saúde ganhou nos últimos tempos, uma maior atenção e tem-se tornado uma preocupação crescente dos pais. Este estudo tem como objetivos avaliar e caracterizar os hábitos de sono das crianças e dos adolescentes e relacionar o padrão de sono e o rendimento escolar desta população. Métodos: Foi aplicado um inquérito por entrevista direta com as crianças e adolescentes com idades entre os 10 e os 18 anos, em consulta de vigilância de saúde infantil, durante três meses. Resultados: Analisaram-se 113 inquéritos. A idade mediana foi de 13 anos, sendo 62,8% do sexo feminino. A mediana da duração do sono em ambos os sexos foi de 8 horas. Apenas 15 (13,3% cumpriram a recomendação das 10 a 11 horas de sono. 51,2 % das crianças / adolescentes que ficaram retidos, pelo menos uma vez, no mesmo ano letivo, dormiam menos de oito horas / dia (p <0,001. Cerca de 88% com a autoavaliação do desempenho escolar como “mau” apresentavam uma duração do sono inferior a 8 horas, sendo essa proporção de 11,8% (17% do total de inquiridos naqueles com uma autoavaliação “muito bom” (p <0,001. Crianças/ adolescentes com uma duração de menos de oito horas/ dia apresentavam uma probabilidade 5,5 vezes maior de ficarem retidos no mesmo ano escolar em comparação com aqueles com a duração mínima de 8 horas de sono. Foram encontradas diferenças estatisticamente significativas (p <0,001 entre a duração do sono e a dificuldade em adormecer e o adormecer em sala de aula. Discussão/ Conclusões: Os resultados mostram que é importante atuar na prevenção, alertando pais, crianças e adolescentes para a importância de uma boa higiene do sono, promovendo padrões de sono saudável.

  8. Effect of acoustic parameters on the cavitation behavior of SonoVue microbubbles induced by pulsed ultrasound.

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    Lin, Yutong; Lin, Lizhou; Cheng, Mouwen; Jin, Lifang; Du, Lianfang; Han, Tao; Xu, Lin; Yu, Alfred C H; Qin, Peng

    2017-03-01

    SonoVue microbubbles could serve as artificial nuclei for ultrasound-triggered stable and inertial cavitation, resulting in beneficial biological effects for future therapeutic applications. To optimize and control the use of the cavitation of SonoVue bubbles in therapy while ensuring safety, it is important to comprehensively understand the relationship between the acoustic parameters and the cavitation behavior of the SonoVue bubbles. An agarose-gel tissue phantom was fabricated to hold the SonoVue bubble suspension. 1-MHz transmitting transducer calibrated by a hydrophone was used to trigger the cavitation of SonoVue bubbles under different ultrasonic parameters (i.e., peak rarefactional pressure (PRP), pulse repetition frequency (PRF), and pulse duration (PD)). Another 7.5-MHz focused transducer was employed to passively receive acoustic signals from the exposed bubbles. The ultraharmonics and broadband intensities in the acoustic emission spectra were measured to quantify the extent of stable and inertial cavitation of SonoVue bubbles, respectively. We found that the onset of both stable and inertial cavitation exhibited a strong dependence on the PRP and PD and a relatively weak dependence on the PRF. Approximate 0.25MPa PRP with more than 20μs PD was considered to be necessary for ultraharmonics emission of SonoVue bubbles, and obvious broadband signals started to appear when the PRP exceeded 0.40MPa. Moreover, the doses of stable and inertial cavitation varied with the PRP. The stable cavitation dose initially increased with increasing PRP, and then decreased rapidly after 0.5MPa. By contrast, the inertial cavitation dose continuously increased with increasing PRP. Finally, the doses of both stable and inertial cavitation were positively correlated with PRF and PD. These results could provide instructive information for optimizing future therapeutic applications of SonoVue bubbles. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Privação de sono total na doença de Parkinson

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    Paulo H. F. Bertolucci

    1987-09-01

    Full Text Available Doze pacientes com doença de Parkinson (DP foram submetidos a privação de sono total. A média de idade dos pacientes era 61 anos e a duração da doença era em média de 5,1 anos (1,5 a 12 anos. Quatro deles usavam apenas anticolinérgico, 4 usavam L-Dopa e 4 combinação de drogas de ambos os grupos. Após privação de sono total por uma única noite foi verificada melhora na rigidez, bradicinesia, alterações de postura e marcha e incapacidade funcional com duração de duas semanas, em comparação com os escores quando da inclusão no estudo. Não foi observado efeito sobre o tremor. Em relação aos sintomas depressivos foi verificada melhora com duração de apenas uma semana. Estes resultados sugerem efeito benéfico da privação de sono na DP. Com base em estudos experimentais julgamos que uma explicação possível para estes resultados seja a modificação de receptores dopaminérgicos.

  10. Memristive device based on a depletion-type SONOS field effect transistor

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    Himmel, N.; Ziegler, M.; Mähne, H.; Thiem, S.; Winterfeld, H.; Kohlstedt, H.

    2017-06-01

    State-of-the-art SONOS (silicon-oxide-nitride-oxide-polysilicon) field effect transistors were operated in a memristive switching mode. The circuit design is a variation of the MemFlash concept and the particular properties of depletion type SONOS-transistors were taken into account. The transistor was externally wired with a resistively shunted pn-diode. Experimental current-voltage curves show analog bipolar switching characteristics within a bias voltage range of ±10 V, exhibiting a pronounced asymmetric hysteresis loop. The experimental data are confirmed by SPICE simulations. The underlying memristive mechanism is purely electronic, which eliminates an initial forming step of the as-fabricated cells. This fact, together with reasonable design flexibility, in particular to adjust the maximum R ON/R OFF ratio, makes these cells attractive for neuromorphic applications. The relative large set and reset voltage around ±10 V might be decreased by using thinner gate-oxides. The all-electric operation principle, in combination with an established silicon manufacturing process of SONOS devices at the Semiconductor Foundry X-FAB, promise reliable operation, low parameter spread and high integration density.

  11. Sono-crystallization kinetics of K2SO4: Estimation of nucleation, growth, breakage and agglomeration kinetics.

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    Bari, Atul H; Chawla, Aseem; Pandit, Aniruddha B

    2017-03-01

    Application of ultrasound in crystallization has showed improved process characteristics. Although several attempts have been made in the past to study the sono-crystallization kinetics, only nucleation and crystal growth were considered, neglecting breakage and agglomeration of crystals. In this study, an attempt is made for the estimation of the kinetic parameters of all the phenomena occurring simultaneously during sono-crystallization. For this, both conventional and ultrasonic crystallization of K2SO4-water system has been reported. Sono-crystallization experiments were carried out using ultrasonic horn operating at 20 kHz frequency. Reduction in the induction time, reduction in metastable zone width (MSZW), narrowing of crystal size distribution (CSD) were the key observations of sono-crystallization experiments. Population balance equations (PBE) were used to model the crystallization system and the various kinetic parameters have been estimated. The kinetic parameters obtained for conventional crystallization and sonocrystallization were compared. The estimated parameters suggest an increase in nucleation and breakage rate during sono-crystallization. Growth rates were observed to be of the same order of magnitude for both conventional and sonocrystallization. While agglomeration during sono-crystallization was found to be negligible. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Qualidade de sono de trabalhadores obesos de um hospital universitário: acupuntura como terapia complementar

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    Mariana Lourenço Haddad

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi verificar o efeito da acupuntura na qualidade de sono de trabalhadores obesos em um hospital universitário. Os dados foram coletados no período de julho a outubro de 2009, junto a 37 funcionários, submetidos a oito aplicações semanais de acupuntura. O Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh foi utilizado para identificar a qualidade de sono dos sujeitos antes e após a intervenção. Os resultados mostram que antes da intervenção cinco (13,5% pessoas apresentaram boa qualidade de sono e, ao final da intervenção, 14 (37,8% relataram este quadro. A diferença obtida na comparação das médias dos escores obtidos antes e após a acupuntura foi significativa (p=0,0001. Concluiu-se que a acupuntura produziu um efeito positivo sobre a qualidade do sono na amostra estudada, apresentando-se como uma técnica adjuvante no tratamento dos distúrbios do sono e consequentemente na melhoria da qualidade de vida desta população.

  13. Mecanismos do ciclo sono-vigília Sleep-wake cycle mechanisms

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    Flávio Alóe

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Três sub-divisões hipotalâmicas são importantes no ciclo sono-vigília: o hipotálamo anterior (núcleos gabaérgicos e núcleos supraquiasmáticos, o hipotálamo posterior (núcleo túbero-mamilar histaminérgico e o hipotálamo lateral (sistema hipocretinas. O sistema gabaérgico inibitório do núcleo pré-óptico ventro-lateral (VLPO do hipotálamo anterior é responsável pelo início e manutenção do sono NREM. Os neurônios supraquiasmáticos (NSQs do hipotálamo anterior são responsáveis pelo ritmo circadiano do ciclo sono-vigília. Os núcleos aminérgicos, histaminérgicos, as hipocretinas e núcleos colinérgicos do prosencéfalo basal apresentam-se ativos durante a vigília, inibindo o núcleo pré-óptico ventro-lateral, promovendo a vigília. O processo de inibição-estimulação é a base do modelo da interação recíproca entre os grupos de células wake-off-sleep-on e células wake-off-sleep-on reguladores do ciclo sono-vigília. O modelo da interação recíproca também se aplica aos núcleos colinérgicos (células REM-on e aminérgicos (células REM-off do tronco cerebral no controle temporal do sono REM-NREM.Neurochemically distinct systems interact regulating sleep and wakefulness. Wakefulness is promoted by aminergic, acetylcholinergic brainstem and hypothalamic systems. Each of these arousal systems supports wakefulness and coordinated activity is required for alertness and EEG activation. Neurons in the pons and preoptic area control rapid eye movement and non-rapid eye movement sleep. Mutual inhibition between these wake- and sleep-regulating systems generate behavioral states. An up-to-date understanding of these systems should allow clinicians and researchers to better understand the effects of drugs, lesions, and neurologic disease on sleep and wakefulness.

  14. Influência do horário de trabalho, do gênero e de um programa de educação sobre o sono no ciclo sono/vigília de professores do ensino fundamental e médio

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    A profissão docente está muitas vezes associada à extensa jornada de trabalho, dentro e fora da sala de aula, a condições precárias de ensino, entre outros desafios que podem acarretar problemas de sono. Estes problemas podem ser ainda maiores nas mulheres, devido à dupla jornada de trabalho e a maior necessidade de sono. Considerando que problemas de sono podem ser decorrentes da prática de maus hábitos de sono, programas educacionais sobre o sono são realizados com o objetivo de diminuir a ...

  15. Avaliação da qualidade de vida e do sono de atletas paralímpicos brasileiros

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    Andrea Maculano Esteves

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: o esporte paralímpico brasileiro vem ganhando destaque no cenário mundial e, com isso, a avaliação de variáveis que possam influenciar positivamente no desempenho desses atletas é de suma importância para o acompanhamento durante o seu período de treinamento. OBJETIVO: avaliar a qualidade de vida e do sono de atletas paralímpicos brasileiros. MÉTODOS: foram estudados 49 atletas paralímpicos das modalidades natação (n=20 e atletismo (n=29. Os atletas responderam a questionários que avaliaram seu padrão e queixas de sono e qualidade de vida. RESULTADOS: a maioria dos atletas (65,30% relatou má qualidade do sono, visto que a latência do sono neste grupo foi significativamente maior do que em atletas com boa qualidade de sono. Cinquenta por cento dos atletas relataram o desejo de fazer mudanças em seu horário de sono e 52% gostariam de aumentar o seu tempo de sono. A sonolência diurna excessiva foi observada em 53,06% dos atletas. Quanto às queixas de distúrbios do sono, foram relatados chute ou espasmos das pernas e ronco. Menores índices de qualidade de vida foram encontrados no meio ambiente em comparação com os domínios físicos, psicológicos ou sociais. CONCLUSÕES: os resultados sugerem que a maioria dos atletas apresentou uma má qualidade do sono e, consequentemente, um alto índice de insatisfação com o sono. Além disso, menores escores de qualidade de vida foram encontrados no domínio ambiental, que está relacionado com a segurança física, proteção e condições em casa.

  16. Relação entre a prevalência de Bruxismo e a Apneia do Sono

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    Andressa Bergmeier

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono é considerada um transtorno respiratório do sono cuja característica principal são pausas na respiração durante o sono. Estas paradas podem ter relação com várias patologias do sono, como por exemplo o bruxismo, que nada mais é que o contato não-funcional dos dentes. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi verificar a prevalência do bruxismo em pacientes com a apneia do sono e avaliar se há uma relação deste com o grau de apneia. A avaliação foi realizada através de exame polissonográfico, onde foram avaliados 23 pacientes que se submeteram à polissonografia na clinica SNN no mês de agosto. Os dados da pesquisa demonstraram que 52% dos participantes foram diagnosticados com apneia do sono do tipo grave e destes, 75% além de apneia possuíam bruxismo. A apneia moderada foi diagnosticada em 26% dos pacientes, onde 8,30% tiveram episódios de bruxismo.  Já 22% dos pacientes possuíam Apneia leve, e destes 16,70% tiveram episodio de bruxismo. Não houve Correlação significativa entre o grau de apneia e a frequência de bruxismo (rho= 0,403 e p=0,057.  Conclui-se então, que nesta pesquisa o bruxismo não apresentou relação estatisticamente significante com o grau de apneia do sono, mesmo ele ocorrendo com uma maior predominância em pacientes que possuíam apneia do tipo grave.

  17. Comportamentos associados ao sono em estudantes do ensino médio: análises transversal e prospectiva

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    Luana Peter Hoefelmann

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2014v16s1p68 A associação entre comportamentos de saúde e sono tem sido testada em jovens com dados transversais, mas evidências prospectivas são necessárias. O objetivo do estudo foi verificar associações transversais e prospectivas entre variáveis comportamentais e percepções de qualidade e duração de sono. Análise secundária transversal e longitudinal dos dados da pesquisa “Saúde na Boa”, desenvolvido de março a dezembro de 2006, com amostra aleatória de estudantes de ensino médio (14-24 anos de 20 escolas públicas de Recife e Florianópolis. A percepção da qualidade e da duração do sono e as variáveis do estilo de vida foram obtidas por autorrelato. Utilizaram-se regressões logísticas binárias brutas e ajustadas. Nos dados transversais e longitudinais, 45,7% e 45,8% dos jovens relataram má qualidade e 76,7% e 77,5% reportaram duração insuficiente do sono, respectivamente. Na análise transversal, a menor prática de atividade física (OR = 0,74; IC 95%: 0,55; 0,99 e o maior consumo de salgados (OR = 1,67; IC 95%: 1,18; 2,36 estiveram associados à qualidade negativa do sono, enquanto o tempo excessivo de televisão (OR = 0,48; IC 95%: 0,30; 0,75 e de consumo de refrigerantes (OR = 1,84; IC 95%: 1,19; 2,84 associaram-se à duração insuficiente do sono. Na análise prospectiva, nenhum dos comportamentos estudados se manteve associado à qualidade e duração do sono. As prevalências de percepção de qualidade e duração do sono se mantiveram estáveis nos dois momentos analisados. Alguns comportamentos se associaram às percepções de sono em análises transversais, mas estes achados não se confirmaram em análises prospectivas.

  18. Sono-photo-Fenton oxidation of bisphenol-A over a LaFeO3perovskite catalyst.

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    Dükkancı, Meral

    2018-01-01

    In this study, oxidation of bisphenol-A (IUPAC name - 2,2-(4,4-dihydroxyphenyl, BPA), which is an endocrine disrupting phenolic compound used in the polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resin industry, was investigated using sono-photo-Fenton process under visible light irradiation in the presence of an iron containing perovskite catalyst, LaFeO 3 . The catalyst prepared by sol-gel method, calcined at 500°C showed a catalytic activity in BPA oxidation using sono-photo-Fenton process with a degradation degree and a chemical oxygen demand (COD) reduction of 21.8% and 11.2%, respectively. Degradation of BPA was studied by using individual and combined advanced oxidation techniques including sonication, heterogeneous Fenton reaction and photo oxidation over this catalyst to understand the effect of each process on degradation of BPA. It was seen, the role of sonication was very important in hybrid sono-photo-Fenton process due to the pyrolysis and sonoluminescence effects caused by ultrasonic irradiation. The prepared LaFeO 3 perovskite catalyst was a good sonocatalyst rather than a photocatalyst. Sonication was not only the effective process to degrade BPA but also it was the cost effective process in terms of energy consumption. The studies show that the energy consumption is lower in the sono-Fenton process than those in the photo-Fenton and sono-photo- Fenton processes. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Distúrbios do sono em homens com câncer de próstata em hormonioterapia

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    Izabel Cristina Soares Araújo

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analisar o sono e a qualidade de vida em homens com câncer de próstata submetidos à hormonioterapia, anterior ou posterior a prostatectomia radical e/ou radioterapia. Métodos: Estudo transversal com abordagem quantitativa. Foram entrevistados 50 homens entre fevereiro e maio de 2012, utilizando-se o Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh (PSQI e o European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC-QLQ-C30. Resultados: Pontuação global de Pittsburgh com média de 8,76, indicativo de má qualidade de sono. Em relação às correlações entre as dimensões do EORTC-QLQ-C30, os escores de sono mostraram-se de forte a moderado para as funções sintomas e capacidade funcional, sendo estatisticamente significantes na maioria das correlações. Conclusão: Os homens em geral apresentaram distúrbios de sono e queda na qualidade de vida, demonstrando a necessidade de um planejamento na assistência, a fim de minimizar os efeitos colaterais do tratamento.

  20. Sono e envelhecimento Sueño y envejecimiento Sleep and aging

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    Lorena Teresinha Consalter Geib

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: descrever aspectos atualizados sobre as alterações e os distúrbios do sono no processo de envelhecimento normal e usual. MÉTODOS: procedeu-se a revisão da arquitetura do sono e ritmo circadiano de sono e vigília para estabelecer o padrão de normalidade e as alterações fisiológicas no processo de envelhecimento, descrevendo-se os distúrbios de sono mais prevalentes no idoso, sua avaliação diagnóstica e o manejo não-farmacológico. O texto foi elaborado a partir da consulta às publicações científicas indexadas no Medline, em outras de acesso on line e em livros textos das áreas de geriatria, psiquiátria geriátrica e medicina do sono. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÃO: a maioria dos idosos tem queixas relacionadas ao sono decorrentes de mudanças fisiológicas específicas do processo de envelhecimento ou de doenças que podem causar distúrbios secundários de sono. A linha divisória entre a normalidade e o distúrbio pode ser estabelecida por meio de criteriosa avaliação diagnóstica, a qual necessariamente precede e orienta a conduta terapêutica. A maioria dos distúrbios de sono são clinicamente importantes e tratáveis com medidas não-farmacológicas, que incluem a orientação sobre rotinas e rituais de sono, atividades de vida diária e condições ambientais.OBJETIVO: describir aspectos actualizados sobre las alteraciones y los disturbios del sueño en el proceso de envejecimiento normal y usual. MÉTODOS: se procedió a la revisión de la arquitectura del sueño y ritmo circadiano del sueño y vigilia para establecer el padrón de normalidad y las alteraciones fisiológicas en el proceso de envejecimiento, describiéndose los disturbios del sueño más predominantes en las personas mayores, su evaluación diagnóstica y el manejo no-farmacológico. El texto fue elaborado a partir de la consulta a las publicaciones científicas indexadas en el Medline, en otras de acceso on line y en libros textos de las

  1. Efeitos da terapia miofuncional orofacial sobre o ronco e a qualidade de sono em pacientes com ronco primário e apneia obstrutiva do sono leve a moderada

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    Vanessa Ieto

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    O ronco é gerado pela obstrução parcial e vibração da faringe durante o sono. Apesar de causar graves problemas sociais e poder indicar presença de apneia obstrutiva do sono (AOS), o ronco não é medido de forma objetiva. O tratamento do ronco primário ou associado a formas leves de AOS é controverso. A Terapia Miofuncional Orofacial consiste em exercícios isotônicos e isométricos para língua e palato mole desenvolvidos para o tratamento da AOS moderada. No entanto, os efeitos da Terapia Miofu...

  2. Estudo do sono e função pulmonar em pacientes obesos mórbidos

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    Aguiar, Isabella de Carvalho; Reis, Israel dos Santos dos; Freitas Junior, Wilson Rodrigues; Malheiros, Carlos Alberto; Laurino Neto, Rafael Melillo; Oliveira, Luis Vicente Franco de

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    INTRODUÇÃO: A obesidade acarreta uma série de alterações na fisiologia respiratória e no sono. Seu tratamento tem como objetivo a melhora da saúde e da qualidade de vida. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a função pulmonar e o sono em indivíduos obesos mórbidos pré-cirurgia bariátrica. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Participaram deste estudo 38 pacientes, recrutados em dois serviços de cirurgia bariátrica e encaminhados ao Laboratório de Sono da Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo, Brasil. Os critérios de inclusão f...

  3. Horas de sono e índice de massa corporal em pré-escolares do sul do Brasil

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    Maria Laura da Costa Louzada

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A prevenção e o tratamento do excesso de peso são particularmente complexos, reforçando a importância de estudos que visem esclarecer sua rede de causas e efeitos. Assim, o objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar a relação entre horas de sono noturnas e medidas antropométricas. Realizou-se uma análise transversal realizada a partir de dados de 348 crianças de 3 e 4 anos da cidade de São Leopoldo/ RS. As horas de sono noturnas foram relatadas pelas mães e as medidas de índice de massa corporal, circunferência da cintura e dobras cutâneas foram medidas de acordo com protocolo padrão. As análises foram ajustadas para consumo energético e horas de televisão assistidas. As crianças com excesso de peso apresentaram, em média, 0,39 horas a menos de sono em relação àquelas com peso adequado (9,77 ± 1,44 versus 10,17 ± 1,34; IC95% 0,03-0,76. Observou-se associação inversa entre horas de sono noturnas e valores de escore z de índice de massa corporal para idade (B = -0,12 IC95% -0,22--0,02. A circunferência da cintura e as dobras cutâneas apresentaram relação inversa com as horas de sono, porém sem diferença estatística. Em pré-escolares do sul do Brasil, menos horas de sono noturnas foram associadas com maiores valores de índice de massa corporal.

  4. Sono-Guided Percutaneous Automated Gun Biopsy in Pediatric Renal Disease

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    Kim, Jong Chul [Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

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    To evaluate whether sono-guided percutaneous automated gun biopsy is also useful in pediatricpatients with renal diseases. In the prone position of twenty pediatric patients with renal parenchymal diseases, percutaneous biopsy was done through lateral aspect of the lower pole of left kidney with automated biopsy gun under the guidance of ultrasonography. The biopsy needle was either of 18 or 20 gauge. The obtained core of renal tissue was examined with light, immunofluorescent or electron microscope by the renal pathologist. In 18 among 20 patients, adequate renal tissue core sufficient to be pathologically diagnosed was obtained. The histologic findings were as follows : IG A nephropathy (n = 2), lupus nephritis (n =2), minimal change glomerulonephritis (n = 5), membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (n = 3), mesangialproliferative glomeru-lonephritis (n = 1), diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis (n = 3), focalglomerulo-sclerosis (n = 1), membranous glomerulopathy (n = 1). No significant complications occurred during or after the biopsy. Sono-guided percutaneous renal biopsy using automated biopsy gun is also useful todiagnose renal parenchymal diseases without significant complications in pediatric patients

  5. Sono-electrochemical recovery of metal ions from their aqueous solutions

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    Dong, Bingfeng; Fishgold, Asher [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Arizona, 1235 E. James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Lee, Paul [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Arizona, 1306 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Runge, Keith; Deymier, Pierre [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Arizona, 1235 E. James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Keswani, Manish, E-mail: manishk@email.arizona.edu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Arizona, 1235 E. James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

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    Highlights: • Sono-electrochemical method is effective in the recovery of Pd, Ga and Pb. • Recovery efficiency depends on the type of metal ion and megasonic frequency used. • Pd is recovered mainly in metallic form while Ga and Pb show presence of oxide. - Abstract: Metal recovery from aqueous waste streams is an important goal for recycling, agriculture and mining industries. The development of more effective methods of recovery have been of increasing interest. The most common methods for metal recovery include precipitation, electrochemical, ion exchange, flocculation/coagulation and filtration. In the current work, a sono-electrochemical technique employing sound field at megasonic frequency (500 kHz or 1 MHz) in conjunction with electrochemistry is evaluated for enhanced recovery of selected metal ions (palladium, lead and gallium) with different redox potentials from their aqueous solutions. The surface morphology and elemental composition of the metal deposits were characterized using scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The percent recovery was found to depend on the type of metal ion and the megasonic frequency used. Palladium was recovered in its metal form, while lead and gallium were oxidized during or after the recovery process.

  6. Sono-assisted TEMPO oxidation of oil palm lignocellulosic biomass for isolation of nanocrystalline cellulose.

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    Rohaizu, R; Wanrosli, W D

    2017-01-01

    Highly stable and dispersible nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) was successfully isolated from oil palm empty fruit bunch microcrystalline cellulose (OPEFB-MCC), with yields of 93% via a sono-assisted TEMPO-oxidation and a subsequent sonication process. The sono-assisted treatment has a remarkable effect, resulting in an increase of more than 100% in the carboxylate content and a significant increase of approximately 39% in yield compared with the non-assisted process. TEM images reveal the OPEFB-NCC to have rod-like crystalline morphology with an average length and width of 122 and 6nm, respectively. FTIR and solid-state 13 C-NMR analyses suggest that oxidation of cellulose chain hydroxyl groups occurs at C6. XRD analysis shows that OPEFB-NCC consists primarily of a crystalline cellulose I structure. Both XRD and 13 C-NMR indicate that the OPEFB-NCC has a lower crystallinity than the OPEFB-MCC starting material. Thermogravimetric analysis illustrates that OPEFB-NCC is less thermally stable than OPEFB-MCC but has a char content of 46% compared with 7% for the latter, which signifies that the carboxylate functionality acts as a flame retardant. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Sono, fragilidade e cognição: estudo multicêntrico com idosos brasileiros

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    Ariene Angelini dos Santos

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou analisar a influência conjunta das variáveis antecedentes (idade, gênero, renda, fragilidade e distúrbios de sono sobre a cognição de idosos residentes na comunidade. Trata-se de um recorte do projeto multicêntrico Fragilidade em Idosos Brasileiros (FIBRA. Foram avaliados 878 idosos, utilizando-se questionário sociodemográfico; questões sobre distúrbios de sono (Perfil de Saúde de Nottingham; questões sobre cochilo (Minnesota Leisure Activity Questionnaire e o MEEM (rastreio de alterações cognitivas. Na análise dos dados foram utilizados os testes Mann Whitney e Kruskal Wallis e a análise de regressão univariada e multivariada, com nível de significância de 5% (p<0,05. Os resultados mostraram que os idosos com menor escore do MEEM foram os com menor renda familiar, do sexo feminino e com maior idade. Os profissionais de saúde poderão desenvolver ações preventivas em relação à cognição, mantendo assim a autonomia e independência nas atividades cotidianas desses idosos.

  8. Apnéia obstrutiva do sono e alterações cardiovasculares = Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disorders

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    Haggsträm, Fábio Maraschin

    2009-01-01

    Conclusões: existem fortes evidências da associação entre apnéia do sono e alterações cardiovasculares. Embora o diagnóstico e tratamento correto da síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono e da respiração de Cheyne-Stokes seja determinado pela polissonografia de noite inteira, a suspeita clínica deve ser levantada pela história de roncos, apnéias assistidas pelo companheiro e sonolência diurna excessiva

  9. Sono, trabalho e estudo: duração do sono em estudantes trabalhadores e não trabalhadores Sleep, work, and study: sleep duration in working and non-working students

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    Érico Felden Pereira

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou investigar a duração do sono e fatores associados em escolares trabalhadores e não trabalhadores. Foram coletadas informações sobre o padrão do ciclo vigília/sono de 863 adolescentes de 10 a 19 anos em escolas de São Paulo, Brasil. Análises ajustadas foram aplicadas para comparação da duração do sono entre trabalhadores e não trabalhadores. O porcentual de adolescentes trabalhadores foi de 18,4% e 52% dos jovens que trabalhavam apresentaram oito ou menos horas de sono. A prevalência de baixa duração do sono foi maior nos trabalhadores dos sexos masculino (p = 0,017 e feminino (p The aim of this study was to investigate the duration of sleep and associated factors in working and non-working students. Data were analyzed on the sleep-wake cycle in 863 teenage students in São Paulo, Brazil. Adjusted analyses were performed to compare sleep duration in working and non-working students. 18.4% of the group worked, and 52% of the working students slept eight hours or less per night. Prevalence of short sleep duration was higher in working students of both sexes (males, p = 0.017; females, p < 0.001. Working students showed short sleep duration in the analysis adjusted for socioeconomic status, but short sleep was more frequent in older adolescents (p = 0.004 and in lower (p = 0.001 and middle (p = 0.011 socioeconomic classes. Although more working students were in night school, in the model adjusted for gender and socioeconomic status, working students in afternoon courses showed higher prevalence of short sleep duration (PR = 2.53; 95%CI: 1.68-4.12.

  10. Sono-assisted adsorption of a textile dye on milk vetch-derived charcoal supported by silica nanopowder.

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    Jorfi, Sahand; Darvishi Cheshmeh Soltani, Reza; Ahmadi, Mehdi; Khataee, Alireza; Safari, Mahdi

    2017-02-01

    This study was performed to assess the efficiency of silica nanopowder (SNP)/milk vetch-derived charcoal (MVDC) nanocomposite coupled with the ultrasonic irradiation named sono-adsorption process for treating water-contained Basic Red 46 (BR46) dye. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) were performed for the characterization of as-prepared adsorbent. The sono-assisted adsorption process was optimized using response surface optimization on the basis of central composite design by the application of quadratic model. Accordingly, the color removal can be retained more than 93% by an initial BR46 concentration of 8 mg/L, sonication time of 31 min, adsorbent dosage of 1.2 g/L and initial pH of 9. The pseudo-second order kinetic model described the sono-assisted adsorption of BR46 reasonably well (R(2) > 0.99). The intra-particular diffusion kinetic model pointed out that the sono-assisted adsorption of BR46 onto SNP/MVDC nanocomposite was diffusion controlled as well as that ultrasonication enhanced the diffusion rate. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Indicadores da prática de atividade física e da qualidade do sono em escolares adolescentes

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    Airton José Rombaldi

    Full Text Available Resumo O estudo objetivou investigar indicadores da prática regular de atividade física (AF e da qualidade do sono em escolares adolescentes em Pelotas (RS. A amostra de conveniência foi constituída de 85 alunos de ambos os sexos, entre 14 e 18 anos, que cursavam o ensino médio. Foi usado um questionário para medir nível de AF, horários de acordar e dormir, qualidade e tempo de sono e presença de parassônias. Os resultados indicaram que os rapazes foram mais ativos e que o tempo médio de sono dos adolescentes variou por volta de 7h30 m de segunda a quinta-feira, de 5h30 m às sextas-feiras e mais de 10 h nos fins de semana e feriados, independentemente do nível de AF. Concluiu-se que os hábitos de sono dos adolescentes foram desregrados e fora do padrão.

  12. QUALIDADE DE SONO E SUA ASSOCIAÇÃO COM SINTOMAS PSICOLÓGICOS EM ATLETAS ADOLESCENTES

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    Gabriel Cordeiro Gomes

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: Verificar a prevalência de má qualidade de sono e sua associação com características pessoais e sintomas de depressão, ansiedade e estresse em adolescentes atletas amadores. Métodos: Foram avaliados 309 adolescentes atletas, entre 10 e 19 anos. Para a coleta de dados foram utilizados: questionário estruturado, contendo informações pessoais; Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh (PSQI; e Escala de Ansiedade, Depressão e Stress de 21 itens (EADS-21. Na análise descritiva foram calculados a média e o desvio padrão das variáveis numéricas e as frequências absolutas e relativas das variáveis categóricas. Para a análise inferencial foram realizados teste t de Student e teste do qui-quadrado, além de regressão de Poisson, sendo calculadas as razões de prevalência (RP em um intervalo de confiança de 95% (IC95%. Resultados: A média de idade dos participantes foi de 14,1±2,1, sendo 13,8±2,0 para o grupo de adolescentes com boa qualidade do sono e 15,0±2,1 para o grupo com má qualidade do sono. A má qualidade do sono foi registrada em 28,2% (n=87, a depressão, em 26,9% (n=83 e a ansiedade/estresse, em 40,1% (n=124 da amostra. A má qualidade do sono se associou à faixa etária de 15 a 19 anos (RP 1,24; IC95% 1,14-1,37, a adolescentes com sobrepeso (RP 1,12; IC95% 1,01-1,24 e com sintomas de depressão (RP 1,23; IC95% 1,08-1,40 e de ansiedade/estresse (RP 1,16; IC95% 1,04-1,28. Conclusões: A presença de sobrepeso e sintomas psicológicos, bem como a idade superior a 15 anos, se mostraram fatores de risco para aumentar a chance da má qualidade do sono em adolescentes atletas.

  13. Hábitos do sono, estresse e ansiedade de crianças com bruxismo

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    Mariana Fernandes Calderan

    2015-01-01

    Ainda não existe consenso sobre os aspectos etiológicos e sinais e sintomas do bruxismo, especialmente em crianças. Poucas são as evidências que demonstraram a relação entre estresse, ansiedade e bruxismo. Além disso, a força de mordida pode ser alterada em pacientes com este tipo de manifestação. O presente estudo teve por objetivos avaliar a relação do bruxismo com: ansiedade, estresse, hábitos do sono, força máxima de mordida, a presença de sinais de DTM, características morfológicas e fun...

  14. Distúrbios do sono em adultos de uma cidade do Estado de São Paulo

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    Everton Alex Carvalho Zanuto

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a ocorrência de distúrbios relacionados ao sono entre adultos de Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, bem como identificar suas associações com variáveis comportamentais, sociodemográficas e de estado nutricional. MÉTODOS: Após a seleção aleatória da amostra, foram realizadas entrevistas face a face com 743 adultos de ambos os sexos, residentes na cidade de Presidente Prudente, São Paulo. Foram aplicados questionários para análise de distúrbios relacionados ao sono, variáveis sociodemográficas (sexo, idade, etnia, escolaridade, comportamentais (atividade física no lazer, etilismo e tabagismo e de estado nutricional. RESULTADOS: Foram observados distúrbios relacionados ao sono em 46,7% da amostra, com intervalo de confiança de 95% (IC95% 43,1 - 50,2. Após a análise multivariada, foi observado que o sexo feminino, com odds ratio (OR = 1,74 (IC95% 1,26 - 2,40, escolaridade (OR = 0,49; IC95% 0,28 - 0,82, sobrepeso (OR = 1,99; IC95% 1,39 - 2,85 e obesidade (OR = 2,90; IC95% 1,94 - 4,35 foram associados à ocorrência de distúrbios relacionados ao sono. CONCLUSÃO: É elevada a ocorrência de distúrbios de sono na amostra analisada, os quais foram mais frequentes em mulheres, pessoas de menor escolaridade e com sobrepeso e obesidade.

  15. Clinical utility of a microbubble-enhancing contrast (“SonoVue”) in treatment of uterine fibroids with high intensity focused ultrasound: A retrospective study

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    Peng, Song [State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Engineering in Medicine Co-founded by Chongqing and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016 (China); Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive Therapeutic Research Center for Uterine Benign Diseases of Chongqing, Chongqing 401121 (China); Xiong, Yu [Department of Obstetrics of Chongqing Haifu Hospital, Chongqing 401121 (China); Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive Therapeutic Research Center for Uterine Benign Diseases of Chongqing, Chongqing 401121 (China); Li, Kequan [State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Engineering in Medicine Co-founded by Chongqing and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016 (China); Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive Therapeutic Research Center for Uterine Benign Diseases of Chongqing, Chongqing 401121 (China); He, Min [Department of Obstetrics of Chongqing Haifu Hospital, Chongqing 401121 (China); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Suining Central Hospital, Sichuan 629000 (China); Deng, Yongbin; Chen, Li; Zou, Min [Department of Obstetrics of Chongqing Haifu Hospital, Chongqing 401121 (China); Chen, Wenzhi; Wang, Zhibiao [State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Engineering in Medicine Co-founded by Chongqing and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016 (China); Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive Therapeutic Research Center for Uterine Benign Diseases of Chongqing, Chongqing 401121 (China); He, Jia, E-mail: hejia0820@sina.com.cn [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Suining Central Hospital, Sichuan 629000 (China); and others

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    Purpose: To evaluate the clinical value of the contrast agent SonoVue in the treatment of uterine fibroids with ultrasound-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapeutic ablation. Materials and Methods: A total of 291 patients with solitary uterine fibroid from three centers were treated with ultrasound-guided HIFU. Among them, 129 patients from Suining Central Hospital of Sichuan were treated without using SonoVue. 162 patients from the First Hospital of Chongqing Medical University and Chongqing Haifu Hospital were treated with using SonoVue before, during and after HIFU procedure to assess the extent of HIFU. Results: The non-perfused volume (indicative of successful ablation) was observed in all treated uterine fibroids immediately after HIFU ablation; median fractional ablation, defined as non-perfused volume divided by the fibroid volume immediately after HIFU treatment, was 86.0% (range, 28.8–100.0%) in the group with using SonoVue, and 83.0% (8.7–100.0%) without SonoVue. The rate of massive gray scale changes was higher with SonoVue than without the agent. The sonication time to achieve massive gray scale changes was shorter with SonoVue than without. The sonication time for ablating 1 cm{sup 3} of fibroid volume was significantly shorter with using SonoVue than without. No major complications were observed in any patients. Conclusions: Based on our results, SonoVue may enhance the outcome of HIFU ablation and can be used to assess the extent of treatment.

  16. O monitoramento dos movimentos corporais do sono e do ritmo de sono-vigília como indicador das alterações provocadas pela asfixia em ratos recém-nascidos

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    2006-01-01

    As limitações dos métodos diagnósticos da asfixia perinatal levaram-nos a investigar se o monitoramento dos movimentos corporais do sono (MCS) e do ritmo de sono-vigília (S/V) pode ser utilizado como marcador diagnóstico deste processo patológico. Para tanto, os registros eletromiográfico e eletrocardiográfico de 8 ratos recém-nascidos, Wistar, com 6 a 48h de vida, foram obtidos durante 4 períodos experimentais: período controle - com ratos respirando ar atmosférico, por 30min; período de asf...

  17. Fonoaudiologia X ronco/apneia do sono Speech therapy and snore and sleep apnea

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    Elisângela Barros Soares

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    Full Text Available TEMA: sendo o sono necessário para termos energia, o ronco e a apneia do sono tornam-se obstáculos que acarretam problemas de saúde, como também problemas sociais, conjugais, escolares, entre outros. OBJETIVO: contribuir para um maior conhecimento do profissional fonoaudiólogo sobre as causas, consequências, diagnóstico e formas de tratamento da apneia obstrutiva do sono (AOS, a fim de favorecer a definição da conduta por este profissional, seja ela, encaminhar para um diagnóstico, tratar (por meio de fonoterapia essa patologia ou indicar o tratamento médico, seja ele, cirúrgico ou conservador. CONCLUSÃO: as possíveis alterações fonoaudiológicas encontradas nestes pacientes são: língua alargada apresentando hipotonia, palato mole com volume aumentado, dificuldade na alimentação devido ao aporte insuficiente de ar e ao bruxismo, possivelmente causado pela tensão e ansiedade decorrentes das noites mal dormidas. Outras alterações podem ser encontradas decorrentes do tratamento cirúrgico empregado em alguns casos, como a disfagia ou até mesmo alterações na fala e na ressonância da fala decorrente de uma uvulopalatoplastia. O enfoque do tratamento fonoaudiológico é a mioterapia dos músculos envolvidos, priorizando a musculatura palatal. Percebe-se que o fonoaudiólogo pode contribuir para amenizar os sintomas encontrados nestas patologias, proporcionando uma qualidade de vida melhor aos seus portadores.BACKGROUND: sleeping is necessary to provide us with energy. However, snoring and sleep apnea become obstacles that cause not only health problems, but also social, marital and educational issues. PURPOSE: contribute with a better understanding of the causes to the speech therapist, as well as the diagnosis and forms of treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA. Facilitate the definition of conduct by the therapist, be it a guide for a diagnosis, a treatment for that disease (through speech therapy or the indication of

  18. Efeitos de óleos essenciais de plantas no tempo de sono induzido por cetamina em camundongos

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    Simony Fauth

    Full Text Available Estudos anteriores mostraram que óleos essenciais voláteis obtidos de plantas potenciam o tempo de sono induzido por pentobarbital e álcool em camundongos. Cetamina é um anestésico muito utilizado em crianças, sendo conhecida por causar uma anestesia dissociativa. Seus efeitos alucinógenos podem ser reduzidos quando administrada em associação a benzodiazepínicos. O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar a influência dos óleos de Psidium guyanensis (Araçá azedo, Psidium pohlianum (Araçá doce, Psidium guajava (Araçá goiaba, Rosmarinus officinalis (Alecrim e Lippia alba (Cidreira no tempo de sono induzido por cetamina em camundongos. Os resultados indicam que o tempo de sono induzido por cetamina foi prolongado pelos óleos essenciais de Psidium guyanensis, Psidium pohlianum, Psidium guajava e Lippia Alba mostrando novas possibilidades de associação com a cetamina a fim de prolongar o seu efeito sedativo, proporcionando uma anestesia mais adequada.

  19. Sono-elastography for differentiating benign and malignant cervical lymph nodes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Mahsa Ghajarzadeh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We did this systematic review to determine diagnostic accuracy of sono-elastography in evaluating cervical lymph nodes (LNs. A highly sensitive search for sono-elastography and LNs was performed in MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, ACP Journal Club, EMBASE, Health Technology assessment, and ISI web of knowledge for studies published prior to December 2012. SPSS version 18 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA used for descriptive analysis and meta-disk version 1.4 applied for meta-analysis. Forest plots for pooled estimates and summery of receiver operating characteristic plots for different cut-offs were produced. The literature and manual search yielded 69 articles, of which 10 were eligible to include. A total of 578 individuals with a total number of 936 cervical LNs was evaluated (502 malignant and 434 benign. The summary sensitivity of the scoring and strain ratio (SR measurements for the differentiation of benign and malignant LNs were 0.76 (95% CI: 0.71-0.8 and 0.83 (95% CI: 0.78-0.87. The summary specificities were 0.8 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.75-0.84 and 0.84 (95% CI: 0.79-0.88, respectively. Area under the curve for scoring system was 0.86 (standard error [SE] = 0.03 and 0.95 (SE = 0.02 for SR measurement. Sono-elastograohy has high accuracy in differentiating benign and malignant cervical LNs.

  20. Enhancing the anaerobic digestion potential of dairy waste activated sludge by two step sono-alkalization pretreatment.

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    Rani, R Uma; Kumar, S Adish; Kaliappan, S; Yeom, Ick-Tae; Banu, J Rajesh

    2014-05-01

    High efficiency resource recovery from dairy waste activated sludge (WAS) has been a focus of attention. An investigation into the influence of two step sono-alkalization pretreatment (using different alkaline agents, pH and sonic reaction times) on sludge reduction potential in a semi-continuous anaerobic reactor was performed for the first time in literature. Firstly, effect of sludge pretreatment was evaluated by COD solubilization, suspended solids reduction and biogas production. At optimized condition (4172 kJ/kg TS of supplied energy for NaOH - pH 10), COD solubilization, suspended solids reduction and biogas production was 59%, 46% and 80% higher than control. In order to clearly describe the hydrolysis of waste activated sludge during sono-alkalization pretreatment by a two step process, concentrations of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and bound extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) were also measured. Secondly, semi-continuous process performance was studied in a lab-scale semi-continuous anaerobic reactor (5L), with 4 L working volume. With three operated SRTs, the SRT of 15 d was found to be most appropriate for economic operation of the reactor. Combining pretreatment with anaerobic digestion led to 58% and 62% of suspended solids and volatile solids reduction, respectively, with an improvement of 83% in biogas production. Thus, two step sono-alkalization pretreatment laid the basis in enhancing the anaerobic digestion potential of dairy WAS. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Vorrei sapere chi sono: Strategie di individuazione del Sé attraverso i feticci

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    Massimo Scotti

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available L'articolo illustra il ruolo del feticcio nel percorso di appropriazione dell’individualità da parte dell’eroe romanzesco, ricorrendo a esempi letterari dedicati all’età di formazione: non solo storie per l’infanzia, quindi, ma, più ampiamente, vicende in cui il desiderio sostanziale del protagonista si concentra nella “scoperta del Sé”, un Selbst junghiano che cresce e si configura nel suo rapporto con l’Ombra. In questo itinerario i feticci attorniano l’individuo come strumenti, mezzi magici e specchi – non solo della persona ma anche del desiderio stesso. Il discorso si concentra sull’appropriazione dell’identità maschile, sui suoi tranelli e sulle sue insidie. Gli autori presi in considerazione sono Virginia Woolf, Jules Renard, James Matthew Barrie, Joanne K. Rowling e Arthur Schnitzler. Il procedimento critico intende tracciare paralleli fra i classici che hanno forgiato l’immaginario occidentale e le radici più antiche – orientali – delle saghe eroiche (le storie di Gilgamesh; il mito di Indra e Naamuci passando per l’epica cavalleresca (Sir Gawain e il Cavaliere Verde. Un’indicazione illuminante, in questo senso, viene dal critico angloindiano Ananda Coomaraswamy.      

  2. Studies on Sono-Chemical Biodiesel Production Using Smoke Deposited Nano MgO Catalyst

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    P. Sivakumar

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The comprehensive study of smoke deposited nano sized MgO as a catalyst for biodiesel production was investigated. The transesterification reaction was studied under constant ultrasonic mixing for different parameters like catalyst quantity, methanol oil molar ratio, reaction temperature and reaction time. An excellent result of conversion was obtained at 1.5 wt% catalyst; 5:1 methanol oil molar ratio at 55°C, a conversion of 98.7% was achieved after 45 min. The conversion was three to five times higher than those are reported for laboratory MgO in literature. This was mainly due to the enhancement of surface area of the catalyst and the activity of ultrasonic waves. Catalyst is easily recovered and reused up to eight times with easy regeneration steps.  © 2013 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reservedReceived: 18th March 2013; Revised: 20th August 2013; Accepted: 9th September 2013[How to Cite: Sivakumar, P., Sankaranarayanan, S., Renganathan, S., Sivakumar, P. (2013. Studies on Sono-Chemical Biodiesel Production Using Smoke Deposited Nano MgO Catalyst. Bulletin of Chemical Re-action Engineering & Catalysis, 8 (2: 89-96.(doi:10.9767/bcrec.8.2.4628.89-96][Permalink/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.8.2.4628.89-96

  3. Combining COMSOL modeling with acoustic pressure maps to design sono-reactors.

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    Wei, Zongsu; Weavers, Linda K

    2016-07-01

    Scaled-up and economically viable sonochemical systems are critical for increased use of ultrasound in environmental and chemical processing applications. In this study, computational simulations and acoustic pressure maps were used to design a larger-scale sono-reactor containing a multi-stepped ultrasonic horn. Simulations in COMSOL Multiphysics showed ultrasonic waves emitted from the horn neck and tip, generating multiple regions of high acoustic pressure. The volume of these regions surrounding the horn neck were larger compared with those below the horn tip. The simulated acoustic field was verified by acoustic pressure contour maps generated from hydrophone measurements in a plexiglass box filled with water. These acoustic pressure contour maps revealed an asymmetric and discrete distribution of acoustic pressure due to acoustic cavitation, wave interaction, and water movement by ultrasonic irradiation. The acoustic pressure contour maps were consistent with simulation results in terms of the effective scale of cavitation zones (∼ 10 cm and COMSOL simulations. In this study, verification of simulation results with experiments demonstrates that coupling of COMSOL simulations with hydrophone measurements is a simple, effective and reliable scientific method to evaluate reactor designs of ultrasonic systems. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Oxidative degradation of phenols in sono-Fenton-like systems upon high-frequency ultrasound irradiation

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    Aseev, D. G.; Sizykh, M. R.; Batoeva, A. A.

    2017-12-01

    The kinetics of oxidative degradation of phenol and chlorophenols upon acoustic cavitation in the megahertz range (1.7 MHz) is studied experimentally in model systems, and the involvement of in situ generated reactive oxygen species (ROSs) is demonstrated. The phenols subjected to high frequency ultrasound (HFUS) are ranked in terms of their rate of conversion: 2,4,6-trichlorophenol > 2,4-dichlorophenol 2-chlorophenol > 4-chlorophenol phenol. Oxidative degradation upon HFUS irradiation is most efficient at low concentrations of pollutants, due to the low steady-state concentrations of the in situ generated ROSs. A dramatic increase is observed in the efficiency of oxidation in several sonochemical oxidative systems (HFUS in combination with other chemical oxidative factors). The system with added Fe2+ (a sono-Fenton system) derives its efficiency from hydrogen peroxide generated in situ as a result of the recombination of OH radicals. The S2O8 2-/Fe2+/HFUS system has a synergetic effect on substrate oxidation that is attributed to a radical chain mechanism. In terms of the oxidation rates, degrees of conversion, and specific energy efficiencies of 4-chlorophenol oxidation based on the amount of oxidized substance per unit of expended energy the considered sonochemical oxidative systems form the series HFUS < S2O8 2-/HFUS < S2O8 2-/Fe2+/HFUS.

  5. Multi-objective optimization of oxidative desulfurization in a sono-photochemical airlift reactor.

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    Behin, Jamshid; Farhadian, Negin

    2017-09-01

    Response surface methodology (RSM) was employed to optimize ultrasound/ultraviolet-assisted oxidative desulfurization in an airlift reactor. Ultrasonic waves were incorporated in a novel-geometry reactor to investigate the synergistic effects of sono-chemistry and enhanced gas-liquid mass transfer. Non-hydrotreated kerosene containing sulfur and aromatic compounds was chosen as a case study. Experimental runs were conducted based on a face-centered central composite design and analyzed using RSM. The effects of two categorical factors, i.e., ultrasound and ultraviolet irradiation and two numerical factors, i.e., superficial gas velocity and oxidation time were investigated on two responses, i.e., desulfurization and de-aromatization yields. Two-factor interaction (2FI) polynomial model was developed for the responses and the desirability function associate with overlay graphs was applied to find optimum conditions. The results showed enhancement in desulfurization ability corresponds to more reduction in aromatic content of kerosene in each combination. Based on desirability approach and certain criteria considered for desulfurization/de-aromatization, the optimal desulfurization and de-aromatization yields of 91.7% and 48% were obtained in US/UV/O3/H2O2 combination, respectively. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Modeling the oxidation kinetics of sono-activated persulfate's process on the degradation of humic acid.

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    Songlin, Wang; Ning, Zhou; Si, Wu; Qi, Zhang; Zhi, Yang

    2015-03-01

    Ultrasound degradation of humic acid has been investigated in the presence of persulfate anions at ultrasonic frequency of 40 kHz. The effects of persulfate anion concentration, ultrasonic power input, humic acid concentration, reaction time, solution pH and temperature on humic acid removal efficiency were studied. It is found that up to 90% humic acid removal efficiency was achieved after 2 h reaction. In this system, sulfate radicals (SO₄⁻·) were considered to be the mainly oxidant to mineralize humic acid while persulfate anion can hardly react with humic acid directly. A novel kinetic model based on sulfate radicals (SO₄⁻·) oxidation was established to describe the humic acid mineralization process mathematically and chemically in sono-activated persulfate system. According to the new model, ultrasound power, persulfate dosage, solution pH and reaction temperature have great influence on humic acid degradation. Different initial concentration of persulfate anions and humic acid, ultrasonic power, initial pH and reaction temperature have been discussed to valid the effectiveness of the model, and the simulated data showed new model had good agreement with the experiments data.

  7. Papel da gastroplastia no tratamento da apnéia obstrutiva durante o sono

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    Rubens Reimão

    1986-03-01

    Full Text Available Gastroplastia foi realizada como forma terapêutica auxiliar para redução de peso em 4 pacientes com obesidade severa e apnéia obstrutiva durante o sono (ASO. As idades variavam de 31 a 54 anos e todos eram do sexo masculino. Em três casos a gastroplastia acompanhou-se de traqueostomia. Após a gastroplastia todos tiveram melhora da sonolência diurna e redução de peso em 16,7% a 40,9%. Avaliações polissonográficas de noite inteira realizadas no pré e pós-operatório (3-4 meses. Os registros pós-operatórios foram feitos com traqueostomia fechada e revelaram redução da freqüência das apnéias e aumento dos estágios 3, 4 e REM. Normalização dos índices de saturação arterial de oxigênio (Sa0(2 foi constatada em três dos 4 casos. Esses dados sugerem que a gastroplastia pode ser utilizada como forma alternativa para redução de peso em casos selecionados de ASO complementando outros procedimentos cirúrgicos como a traqueostomia.

  8. Polypyrrole coated phase-change contrast agents for sono-photoacoustic imaging (Conference Presentation)

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    Li, David S.; Yoon, Soon Joon; Matula, Thomas J.; O'Donnell, Matthew; Pozzo, Lilo D.

    2017-03-01

    A new light and sound sensitive nanoemulsion contrast agent is presented. The agents feature a low boiling point liquid perfluorocarbon core and a broad light spectrum absorbing polypyrrole (PPy) polymer shell. The PPy coated nanoemulsions can reversibly convert from liquid to gas phase upon cavitation of the liquid perfluorocarbon core. Cavitation can be initiated using a sufficiently high intensity acoustic pulse or from heat generation due to light absorption from a laser pulse. The emulsions can be made between 150 and 350 nm in diameter and PPy has a broad optical absorption covering both the visible spectrum and extending into the near-infrared spectrum (peak absorption 1053 nm). The size, structure, and optical absorption properties of the PPy coated nanoemulsions were characterized and compared to PPy nanoparticles (no liquid core) using dynamic light scattering, ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, transmission electron microscopy, and small angle X-ray scattering. The cavitation threshold and signal intensity were measured as a function of both acoustic pressure and laser fluence. Overlapping simultaneous transmission of an acoustic and laser pulse can significantly reduce the activation energy of the contrast agents to levels lower than optical or acoustic activation alone. We also demonstrate that simultaneous light and sound cavitation of the agents can be used in a new sono-photoacoustic imaging method, which enables greater sensitivity than traditional photoacoustic imaging.

  9. Integrated heterogeneous sono-photo Fenton processes for the degradation of phenolic aqueous solutions.

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    Segura, Y; Molina, R; Martínez, F; Melero, J A

    2009-03-01

    The removal of organic compounds from aqueous solutions has been tackled by a novel integrated heterogeneous system. The efficacy of the different systems has been assessed using Fenton-like processes (H2O2/Fe2O3-SBA-15) and phenol as model pollutant. Sono- and photo-Fenton processes separately applied as well as combined systems were studied in order to evaluate of possible beneficial effects on the use of coupled systems. The sequential system evidences an enhancement in terms of phenol and TOC conversions compared to the ultrasound or UV-light irradiation processes. A total phenol degradation and ca. 90% TOC reduction are achieved by sequentially ultrasound followed by UV-visible light irradiation. These effects are ascribed cavitation effect of ultrasound producing a reduction of particle size that provides a higher amount of available active sites due to an increased surface area for the subsequent photo-Fenton system. These encouraging results open new paths for the existing oxidation technologies for potable water and wastewater treatment.

  10. Quality of life and sleep in obese adolescents Qualidade de vida e do sono de adolescentes obesos

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    Giovina Turco

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Obesity and sleep disorders in adolescence are strongly associated, and they impact both on the health and on quality of life (QL in this age group. OBJECTIVE: To comparatively assess QL and sleep in obese and eutrophic adolescents, who are older than ten years of age. METHODS: Cross-sectional study including obese adolescents. This analysis was carried out between August 2009 and August 2010. The Control (eutrophic Group comprised schoolchildren recruited from State schools in the city of Americana, in São Paulo State, Brazil. Instruments applied included a standardized questionnaire, the Sleep Behavior Questionnaire (SBQ, and the Pediatric QL Inventory (PedsQL TM 4.0. RESULTS: The obese adolescents had poorer QL on physical (pObesidade e distúrbios do sono na adolescência estão amplamente associados, afetando a saúde e a qualidade de vida (QV de tal grupo etário. OBJETIVO: Foi avaliar comparando a QV e o sono em adolescentes obesos e eutróficos maiores de dez anos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado entre agosto de 2009 e agosto de 2010, com adolescentes obesos. O Grupo Controle (eutróficos foi constituído por estudantes da rede pública de ensino da cidade de Americana, em São Paulo. Foram utilizados ficha de identificação, Questionário do Comportamento do Sono (SBQ, Questionário de QV (PedsQL TM 4.0 como instrumentos. RESULTADOS: Os adolescentes obesos apresentaram QV inferior à dos controles nos domínios físico (p<0,001, emocional (p=0,03 e social (p=0,002. Houve diferença em relação à avaliação psicossocial entre obesos e eutróficos (médias de 69,5±16,0 e 76,2±16,7, respectivamente. O grupo de adolescentes obesos apresentou maior quantidade de distúrbios do sono (p=0,03. Conclusões: Adolescentes obesos apresentaram prejuízo na QV e maior quantidade de distúrbios do sono comparados aos indivíduos eutróficos.

  11. Quality of life and sleep in obese adolescents Qualidade de vida e do sono de adolescentes obesos

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    Giovina Turco

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Obesity and sleep disorders in adolescence are strongly associated, and they impact both on the health and on quality of life (QL in this age group. OBJECTIVE: To comparatively assess QL and sleep in obese and eutrophic adolescents, who are older than ten years of age. METHODS: Cross-sectional study including obese adolescents. This analysis was carried out between August 2009 and August 2010. The Control (eutrophic Group comprised schoolchildren recruited from State schools in the city of Americana, in São Paulo State, Brazil. Instruments applied included a standardized questionnaire, the Sleep Behavior Questionnaire (SBQ, and the Pediatric QL Inventory (PedsQL TM 4.0. RESULTS: The obese adolescents had poorer QL on physical (pObesidade e distúrbios do sono na adolescência estão amplamente associados, afetando a saúde e a qualidade de vida (QV de tal grupo etário. OBJETIVO: Foi avaliar comparando a QV e o sono em adolescentes obesos e eutróficos maiores de dez anos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado entre agosto de 2009 e agosto de 2010, com adolescentes obesos. O Grupo Controle (eutróficos foi constituído por estudantes da rede pública de ensino da cidade de Americana, em São Paulo. Foram utilizados ficha de identificação, Questionário do Comportamento do Sono (SBQ, Questionário de QV (PedsQL TM 4.0 como instrumentos. RESULTADOS: Os adolescentes obesos apresentaram QV inferior à dos controles nos domínios físico (p<0,001, emocional (p=0,03 e social (p=0,002. Houve diferença em relação à avaliação psicossocial entre obesos e eutróficos (médias de 69,5±16,0 e 76,2±16,7, respectivamente. O grupo de adolescentes obesos apresentou maior quantidade de distúrbios do sono (p=0,03. Conclusões: Adolescentes obesos apresentaram prejuízo na QV e maior quantidade de distúrbios do sono comparados aos indivíduos eutróficos.

  12. Estudo do sono e função pulmonar em pacientes obesos mórbidos

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    Isabella de Carvalho Aguiar

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A obesidade acarreta uma série de alterações na fisiologia respiratória e no sono. Seu tratamento tem como objetivo a melhora da saúde e da qualidade de vida. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a função pulmonar e o sono em indivíduos obesos mórbidos pré-cirurgia bariátrica. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Participaram deste estudo 38 pacientes, recrutados em dois serviços de cirurgia bariátrica e encaminhados ao Laboratório de Sono da Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo, Brasil. Os critérios de inclusão foram: obesos mórbidos, IMC entre 40 kg/m² e 50 kg/m² e IMC entre 35 kg/m² a 39,9 kg/m² se associados a comorbidades. RESULTADOS: A média de idade foi de 42 ± 10, o índice de massa corpórea médio foi de 50,09 ± 7,64. A média da circunferência abdominal foi de 132,48 ±11,07 e 134,31 ± 16,26 e de pescoço foi 42,34 ± 2,08 e 44,48 ± 3,67, respectivamente para mulheres e homens. As pressões máximas inspiratórias foram 57,57 ± 18,93 e 60,6 ± 3,72 e máximas expiratórias 56,63 ± 16,68 e 60 ± 18,52, para mulheres e homens respectivamente. O sono do movimento rápido dos olhos apresentou-se com média de 16,93 ± 13,61 e a saturação mínima da oxi-hemoglobina foi de 79,33 ± 10,26 durante o sono. Em 44,74% dos casos examinados, foram observadas alterações na Escala de Sonolência de Epworth (ESE; e em 76,3% ficou confirmada a presença de síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS. CONCLUSÃO: Foram observadas alterações nas pressões máximas ventilatórias, na estrutura do sono associadas a considerável dessaturação noturna da oxi-hemoglobina, o que evidencia alta prevalência de SAOS nos pacientes obesos mórbidos.

  13. IMPLICAÇÕES DOS DISTÚRBIOS RESPIRATÓRIOS DO SONO EM ALUNOS COM DEFICIÊNCIA INTELECTUAL: REVISÃO SISTEMÁTICA

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    Miriam Adalgisa Bedim Godoy

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    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos, as pesquisas sobre os distúrbios respiratórios do sono em crianças e adolescentes com desenvolvimento típico têm ampliado. As pesquisas constataram que o sono de má qualidade interfere nas competências físicas e intelectivas do ser humano. Como seria a influência desse distúrbio em educandos com deficiência intelectual? O estudo teve por objetivo verificar e analisar nas publicações científicas a influência dos distúrbios respiratórios do sono em escolares com deficiência intelectual. Trata-se um delineamento sistemático de cunho qualitativo. O levantamento foi realizado no período que compreende os anos de 2000 a 2016. Os artigos estavam indexados bases de dados EBSCOhost, DOAJ, ERIC e SciELO Brasil. Os descritores utilizados foram i distúrbios respiratórios do sono e dificuldade de aprendizagem; ii distúrbios respiratórios do sono e deficiência intelectual; iii distúrbios respiratórios do sono e etiologia da deficiência intelectual; iv distúrbios respiratórios do sono e déficit intelectual. A busca também foi realizada em língua inglesa, a saber: i sleep-disordered breathing and learning disability; ii sleep-disordered breathing and Intellectual disability; iii sleep-disordered breathing and Etiology intellectual disability; iv sleep-disordered breathing and Intellectual deficit. Com base nesses descritores, foram encontradas 43 pesquisas. Entretanto, considerando-se os requisitos elegidos para este estudo, apenas sete artigos compuseram o corpus final de análise. Desses, quatro eram estudos experimentais, dois de revisões de literatura e um do tipo longitudinal. As pesquisas revelaram que a influência dos distúrbios do sono junto às crianças e aos adolescentes com deficiência intelectual é recente e limitada, porém, tais distúrbios respiratórios do sono interferem significativamente na qualidade de vida, bem como nos aspectos de desenvolvimento e aprendizagem dos alunos com defici

  14. Sleep apnea and REM sleep behavior disorder in patients with Chiari malformations Apnéia do sono e distúrbio do comportamento da fase do sono com REM em pacientes com malformações de Chiari

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    Paulo Sérgio A. Henriques-Filho

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Chiari malformations (CM may result in the appearance of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD and sleep apnea syndrome (SAS that can be considered markers of brain stem dysfunction. PURPOSE: To evaluate the frequency of RBD and SAS in patients with CM type I and II. METHOD: Were evaluated 103 patients with CM by means of full night polysomnography. Were scoring different sleep stages, frequency of abnormal movements (through video monitoring and abnormal respiratory events. RESULTS: Of the 103 patients, 36 showed CM type I and 67 CM type II. Episodes of RBD were observed in 23 patients. Abnormal apnea-hypopnea index (AHI was observed in 65 patients. CONCLUSION: The high rate of RBD suggests that this parassomnia and the increased frequency of central sleep apnea episodes, may be considered as a marker of progressive brain stem dysfunction.INTRODUÇÃO: Malformações de Chiari (MC podem gerar o aparecimento de distúrbio comportamental da fase do sono com REM (DCR e síndrome da apnéia do sono (SAS, sugerindo a ocorrência de disfunção do tronco cerebral. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a freqüência de DCR e SAS em pacientes com MC I ou II. MÉTODO: Utilizou-se a polissonografia de noite inteira para a avaliação de 103 pacientes. Classificaram-se as diferentes fases do sono e analisou-se a freqüência de movimentos anormais (monitorada por vídeo e de eventos respiratórios anormais. RESULTADOS: Dos 103 pacientes analisados, 36 eram portadores de MC I e 67 de MC II. Episódios de DCR foram observados em 23 pacientes. O índice de apnéia/hipopnéia foi considerado anormal em 65 pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: A alta freqüência de DCR e o aumento da freqüência de episódios de apnéia central do sono podem ser considerados manifestação de disfunção progressiva do tronco cerebral.

  15. The electroencephalogram during spontaneous night sleep in epileptic patients O eletrencefalograma durante o sono noturno espontâneo em pacientes epilépticos

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    Rubens Moura Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available The sleep sistem results of the activity of two components: a descending component originated in the limbic structures, and an ascending system involving the bulbopontine structures which receives projections from the spinal cord components. Although the neocortex is not necessary for sleep mechanisms, it plays a very important role in sleep. Therefore, during the sleep state there is no significant quantitative difference in brain activity, but qualitative changes are recorded in EEG of epileptics patients during all night sleep.Foram estudados os traçados eletrencefalográficos obtidos durante o sono noturno de 5 pacientes epilépticos. Os resultados demonstram que a atividade paroxística focal evidencia modificações tanto qualitativas como quantitativas quando registrada no l.° e 2.° estágios do sono. Por outro lado, o EEG com descargas difusas e bilaterais intensas na fase inicial do sono, apresenta ausência de paroxismo na fase paradoxal. Assim, a análise dos diversos estágios do sono evidencia diferenças qualitativas e quantitativas na atividade elétrica cerebral de pacientes epilépticos durante o sono noturno.

  16. Transtornos do sono em pacientes ambulatoriais com depressão Sleep disorders in outpatients with depressive disorder

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    Sarah Laxhmi Chellappa

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Os transtornos do sono são uma característica marcante do transtorno depressivo e podem ocorrer nos primeiros estágios da depressão, antecipá-la ou ser um sintoma residual. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as queixas de transtornos do sono em pacientes ambulatoriais com transtorno depressivo de um hospital geral. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo observacional, transversal, com uma amostra de 70 pacientes (44 mulheres e 26 homens com diagnóstico de transtorno depressivo, segundo os critérios da DSM-IV. Os pacientes foram entrevistados e avaliados por meio da ficha de identificação do questionário de hábitos de sono e do Inventário de Depressão de Beck (IDB. RESULTADOS: Neste estudo, 50 (71,3% pacientes apresentaram recorrência das queixas de transtornos do sono. A média dos escores obtida no IDB foi 35,83±8,85, com diferenças significativas entre os pacientes com (38,50±8,70 e sem (29,60±7,80 recorrência (p 3 episódios (p BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are a characteristic feature of depressive disorder and can occur in the first stages of depression, anticipate it or act as a residual symptom. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate sleep disorder complaints in outpatients with depressive disorder from a general hospital. METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional study was carried out with a test group of 70 patients (44 women and 26 men with diagnosis of depressive disorder, according to the DSM-IV criteria. The patients were interviewed and evaluated by the Identification Questionnaire, the Sleep Habits Questionnaire and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI. RESULTS: In this study, 50 (71.3% patients had recurrence of sleep disorder complaints. Mean BDI score was 35.83+8.85, with significant differences between patients with (38.50+8.70 and without (29.60+7.80 recurrence (p 3 episodes (p < 0.05. In this study, 49 (70% patients had insomnia and 21 (30% had excessive sleepiness. Significant differences were observed between the mean duration in

  17. Thyroid surgery: comparison between “ultrasonic scalpel-SonoSurg” and classic “clamp and tie” technique

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    Kalin Nicolaev Vidinov; Tanio Ivanov Sechanov

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    Objective: The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety in the application of ultrasonic scalpel compared to conventional operative technique in open surgery of the thyroid gland.Methods: The study included 100 patients operated between May 2013 and August 2013. Patients were divided into two groups - 50 patients were operated using SonoSurg® and 50 patients were operated using classic “clamp and Tie” technique. We evaluated and compared the outcome between th...

  18. Sono e cognição: implicações da privação do sono para a percepção visual e visuoespacial = Sleep and cognition: implications of sleep deprivation for visual perception and visuospatial

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    Soares, Cibele Siebra

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O sono é importante para as funções cognitivas como a percepção visual e visuoespacial. Entretanto, estudos desta natureza são escassos e com diferentes metodos, dificultando comparações. Objetiva-se revisar a literatura sobre as implicações do sono para a percepção visual e visuoespacial e obter maior compreensão desta relação. Observou-se que a privação de sono pode resultar na formação de imagens turvas e duplas sobre a retina, diminuição na vigilância visual, acuidade visual, flutuação no tamanho pupilar e alteração na velocidade dos movimentos sacádicos. Estudos em indivíduos privados de sono demonstraram, ainda, fenômenos de negligência visual, visão de túnel e processamento mais lento na via parvocelular, quando comparado à via magnocelular. Portanto, a maioria das investigações sobre sono e percepção visual indicam prejuízos na capacidade de perceber com precisão estímulos visuais do ambiente devido à privação de sono

  19. Efeito de uma sessão de treinamento de força sobre a qualidade do sono de adolescentes

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    Santiago, Ladyodeyse da Cunha Silva; Lyra, Maria Julia; Cunha Filho, Moacyr; Cruz, Pedro Weldes da Silva; Santos, Marcos André Moura dos; Falcão, Ana Patrícia Siqueira Tavares

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    INTRODUÇÃO: o sono é uma função biológica fundamental para a conservação da energia e a restauração do metabolismo energético.OBJETIVO: analisar o efeito de uma sessão do treinamento de força realizada em diferentes horários sobre a qualidade do sono de adolescentes e examinar se a relação entre a melhoria da qualidade do sono e o horário da sessão de treino se altera após o ajuste para idade.MÉTODOS: participaram do estudo seis estudantes do sexo masculino moradores internos do IFPE - Campus...

  20. Cefaleia e perturbações do sono : prevalência nas crianças e adolescentes do concelho da Covilhã

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    Sousa, Sandra Manuela Castro

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    Introdução: A cefaleia e as alterações do sono são problemas de saúde frequentes na infância e adolescência. Devido à elevada prevalência da cefaleia e perturbações do sono na infância e adolescência, passando muitas vezes despercebida e devido à precariedade de informação epidemiológica neste âmbito em Portugal, justifica-se a realização desta investigação. Objectivos: Determinar a prevalência de cefaleia e perturbações de sono em crianças e adolescentes. Metodologia: Apresenta-se como...

  1. Efeitos dos exercícios orofaríngeos em pacientes com apnéia obstrutiva do sono moderada: estudo controlado e randomizado

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    Kátia Cristina Carmello Guimarães

    2008-01-01

    Introdução: A apnéia obstrutiva do sono é um problema de saúde pública dada sua alta prevalência e morbidade. O tratamento de escolha para casos graves é o uso de máscara ligado à pressão positiva contínua na via aérea (CPAP). Nos casos de apnéia obstrutiva do sono moderada, a adesão ao CPAP é variável, e outras formas alternativas de tratamento são necessárias. A disfunção da musculatura de via aérea superior participa na gênese da apnéia obstrutiva do sono. Exercícios orofaríngeos (terapia ...

  2. Follicular Volume Predicts Oocyte Maturity: A Prospective Cohort Study Using Three-Dimensional Ultrasound and SonoAVC.

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    Hernández, Jairo; Rodríguez-Fuentes, Adela; Puopolo, Maria; Palumbo, Angela

    2016-12-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether the automatic measurement of follicular volume by three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound can predict the number of mature oocytes retrieved. A prospective cohort study including 47 women undergoing in vitro fertilization was conducted in a private fertility center. Follicular growth was monitored both manually and automatically using 3D scanning with SonoAVC on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration. Regression analysis showed that under a standard protocol for hCG administration, the count of mature oocytes is well predicted by a multivariate model including the counts of follicles in the volume classes 2.00 to 5.00 cm(3), 1.50 to 1.99 cm(3), 1.00 to 1.49 cm(3), and 0.60 to 0.99 cm(3) In conclusion, this study shows that follicular volume as measured by SonoAVC on the day of hCG administration can be useful to predict oocyte maturity. Specifically, larger follicles and smaller size follicles (class 0.60-0.99 cm(3)) contribute to the mature oocyte count. This finding warrants the design of clinical trials to establish new criteria for hCG administration based on follicular volume. © The Author(s) 2016.

  3. Sono- and photocatalytic activities of SnO2 nanoparticles for degradation of cationic and anionic dyes

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    Paramarta, Valentinus; Taufik, Ardiansyah; Munisa, Lusitra; Saleh, Rosari

    2017-01-01

    The current research work focuses on the catalytic activity of SnO2 nanoparticles (NPs) against degradation of both cationic dye (methylene blue) and anionic dye (Congo-red). SnO2 NPs were synthesized under the sol-gel method and were characterized by performing X-ray diffraction, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Brunauer-Emmet-Teller (BET) surface area analysis and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The results demonstrate that SnO2 NPs has well crystalline structure with the crystallite size of 44 nm. The degradation of dyes was studied under ambient temperature using ultrasonicator and UV light, respectively. The sono- and photocatalytic activities of SnO2 NPs on dyes were analyzed by measuring the change in absorbance of dyes under UV-spectrophotometer. The degradation of the organic dyes has been calculated by monitoring the degradation in the concentration of the dyes before and after irradiation of ultrasonic and light, respectively. The influence of other parameters such as catalyst dosage, pH and scavenger have also been investigated. The catalytic activity is enhanced in the presence of ultrasonic irradiation. The degradation of both dyes follows pseudo-first order kinetics. The reusability tests have also been done to ensure the stability of the used catalysts. A reasonable mechanism of sono- and photocatalysis with SnO2 NPs has been proposed by correlating the active radical species involved with the physical properties of the as-synthesized samples.

  4. Privação de sono e exercício físico Sleep deprivation and exercise

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    Hanna Karen M. Antunes

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A privação do sono é a remoção ou supressão parcial do sono, e esta condição pode causar diversas alterações: endócrinas, metabólicas, físicas, cognitivas, neurais e modificações na arquitetura do sono, que em conjunto comprometem a saúde e a qualidade de vida do sujeito nestas condições. Já o exercício físico praticado regularmente promove benefícios como melhora do aparato cardiovascular, respiratório, endócrino, muscular e humoral, além disso, pode melhorar a qualidade do sono. Entretanto, a associação desses dois parâmetros não tem sido bem explorada, em parte pela dificuldade conseguir voluntários que se submetam a essa condição principalmente sem nenhum tipo de compensação financeira. A maioria dos estudos que investigaram o binômio exercício físico e privação de sono focou os efeitos no desempenho aeróbio. Embora ainda haja controvérsias, os estudos apontam para pequena ou nenhuma alteração desse parâmetro quando as duas situações se fazem presentes. Em relação à potência anaeróbia e força não tem sido encontrados alterações significativas, mas para eventos prolongados, parece haver uma interação entre a privação de sono e o exercício físico, o que sugere um mecanismo de proteção. Entretanto, é importante considerar que uma das alterações mais importantes causadas pela privação do sono é o aumento na percepção subjetiva, que por si só já representa um fator para diminuição e comprometimento do desempenho físico e pode representar um elemento de "mascaramento" dos efeitos deletérios da privação. Assim, o objetivo da presente revisão é o de discutir os diferentes aspectos da relação entre o exercício físico e a privação de sono, evidenciando seus efeitos e reflexos no desempenho físico.Sleep deprivation can be defined as total or partial suppress of sleep and is associated with alterations in endocrine, metabolic, physical, cognitive functions and

  5. Experimental-design-guided approach for the removal of atrazine by sono-electrochemical-UV-chlorine techniques.

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    Pinto, Camila Ferreira; Antonelli, Raissa; de Araújo, Karla Santos; Fornazari, Ana Luiza de Toledo; Fernandes, David Maikel; Granato, Ana Claudia; Azevedo, Eduardo Bessa; Malpass, Geoffroy Roger Pointer

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    The aim of the present study was to investigate the electrochemical formation of free chlorine species (HOCl/ClO(-)) and their subsequent use for the degradation of the pesticide atrazine. Initially, the process of electrochemical-free chlorine production was investigated using a bench-scale electrochemical flow-cell. The most significant variables (electrolyte concentration ([NaCl]) and inter-electrode gap) of the process were obtained using a 2(3) factorial design and the optimum process conditions (1.73 mol L(-1) and 0.56 cm) were determined by a central composite design. Following optimization of free chlorine production, three degradation techniques were investigated, individually and in combination, for atrazine degradation: electrochemical, photochemical and sonochemical. The method using the techniques in combination was denominated sono-photo-assisted electrochemical degradation. Constant current assays were performed and the sono-photo-assisted electrochemical process promoted more efficient removal of atrazine, achieving total organic carbon removal of ∼98% and removal of atrazine to levels below the detection limit (>99%) in under 30 min of treatment. Furthermore, the combination of three techniques displayed lower energy consumption, and phytotoxicity tests (Lactuca sativa) showed that there was no increase in toxicity.

  6. ÍNDICE DA QUALIDADE DO SONO DE PITTSBURGH PARA USO NA REABILITAÇÃO CARDIOPULMONAR E METABÓLICA

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    Pablo Antonio Bertasso de Araujo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introdução A qualidade do sono constitui-se em parâmetro relevante na avaliação da saúde em geral, sendo um fator relevante na determinação do risco das doenças cardiovasculares. Objetivo Validar a versão adaptada do questionário de avaliação do Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh (PSQI para uso em programas de reabilitação cardiopulmonar e metabólica (RCPM. Métodos Estudo descritivo transversal realizado com 101 pacientes de ambos os sexos, com média de idade de 66,05 (± 13,9 anos. Para a análise estatística foi considerado intervalo de confiança de 95% e valor de significância p <0,05; para a análise de consistência interna foi utilizado o coeficiente de alfa de Cronbach e para a análise da relação entre componentes e itens com o escore total do questionário foi utilizado o coeficiente de correlação de Spearman. Resultados Todos os componentes do questionário apresentaram boa consistência interna com valor de 0,72. Os componentes que mais se relacionaram com o escore total foram "duração do sono" e "qualidade subjetiva do sono", sendo que o componente que menos se relacionou foi "alterações do sono". Dentre os itens a variação foi de 0,584 no item "durante a última semana, em geral, como você classificaria a qualidade do seu sono?", até -0,611 no item "durante a última semana, quantas horas você conseguia dormir durante a noite?". Foi possível observar que os itens "tossir ou roncar muito alto" e "frequência para dificuldades do sono por outras razões" não apresentaram correlação com o escore total do questionário. Conclusão A versão adaptada do PSQI mostrou-se válida para ser utilizada na avaliação do sono em programas de RCPM.

  7. Thermoluminescence and photoluminescence properties of NaCl:Mn, NaCL:Cu nano-particles produced using co-precipitation and sono-chemistry methods

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    Mehrabi, M. [Faculty of Physics, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Zahedifar, M. [Faculty of Physics, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute of Nanosince and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Saeidi-Sogh, Z. [Institute of Nanosince and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ramazani-Moghaddam-Arani, A., E-mail: ramazmo@kashanu.ac.ir [Institute of Nanosince and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sadeghi, E. [Faculty of Physics, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute of Nanosince and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Harooni, S. [Institute of Nanosince and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2017-02-21

    The NaCl: Cu and NaCl: Mn nanoparticles (NPs) were produced by co-precipitation and sono-chemistry methods and their thermoluminescence (TL) and photoluminescence (PL) properties were studied. By decreasing the particles size a considerable increase in sensitivity of the samples to high dose gamma radiation was observed. The NPs produced by sono-chemistry method have smaller size, homogeneous structure, more sensitivity to high gamma radiation and less fading than of those produced by co-precipitation method.

  8. Sono-vigília, aspectos de memória e melatonina em Síndrome de Williams-Beuren: uma revisão de literatura

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    Stella Donadon Santoro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A Síndrome de Williams-Beuren, distúrbio genético (microdeleção na região cromossômica 7q11.23, apresenta como fenótipo aparente habilidade social que contrasta com o mau funcionamento cognitivo global e visuo-espacial, problemas na forma receptiva, estrutural e semântica da comunicação, além de déficits na atenção, hiperatividade e na memória visuoespacial. Outra caracteristica são desordens no ciclo sono-vigília, com sono ineficaz, resistência em ir para a cama, acordares durante a noite e sonolência durante o dia. Uma possibilidade ainda não explorada nesta síndrome seria o padrão anormal na síntese de melatonina, hormônio capaz de modular a qualidade do sono. Considerando que a qualidade do sono é diretamente influenciada pelos níveis de melatonina e que tanto a melatonina quanto o sono são essenciais para o desenvolvimento adequado das funções cognitivas, buscou-se nesta revisão de literatura quais estudos investigaram separadamente e ou correlacionaram estes três aspectos (melatonina, sono-vigília e memória na síndrome de Williams-Beuren. Para busca, foram utilizadas as bases de dados Medline/Pubmed, SciELO e Lilacs, com os seguintes descritores: "Williams Beuren syndrome, síndrome de Williams Beuren, memory, memória, sleep-wake, sono-vigília, melatonin e melatonina", por meio de cruzamento e com o conectivo AND. O levantamento bibliográfico mostrou que não existem na literatura trabalhos que correlacionaram estas três variáveis entre si nem tampouco trabalhos que investigaram a melatonina na síndrome de Williams-Beuren. As investigações sobre sono assim como as investigações sobre memória são criticamente discutidas neste trabalho que ressalta a necessidade de estudos que correlacionem estes parâmetros, bem como outros fatores comportamentais, cognitivos e bioquímicos a eles relacionados.

  9. A qualidade do sono, o aproveitamento escolar e o stress em adolescentes que permacem em frente ao computador durante a noite

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    Gema Galgani de Mesquita Duarte

    2007-01-01

    Resumo: A qualidade do sono, o aproveitamento escolar e o stress em adolescentes que permanecem em frente ao computador durante a noite. 2007. 234p. Professor Doutor Rubens Nelson Amaral de Assis Reimão. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Departamento da Saúde da Criança e do Adolescente. INTRODUÇÃO: O sono representa importante papel na vida do homem, influenciando as condições físicas, psicológicas e sociais. Está intimamente ligado ao...

  10. Importância da avaliação pré-anestésica: relato de caso de paciente com apneia obstrutiva do sono

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    Soares,Raquel Reis; Valadares,Friederike Wolff; Araujo, Marta Beatriz; Lorentz,Michele Nacur

    2011-01-01

    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O objetivo deste relato foi mostrar a importância da avaliação pré-anestésica na redução da morbimortalidade de pacientes cirúrgicos e alertar para os problemas e cuidados anestésicos associados com apneia obstrutiva do sono. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente masculino, 28 anos, obeso classe II, asmático, portador de apneia do sono, hipertenso, encaminhado ao ambulatório de pré-anestésico para avaliação de cirurgia de uvuloplastia sob anestesia geral. Após orientação sobre a...

  11. Efeitos da pompage associada ao exercício aeróbico sobre dor, fadiga e qualidade do sono em mulheres com fibromialgia: um estudo piloto

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    Moretti, Eduarda Correia; Araújo, Maria Eduarda Malta Varela de; Campos, Adriana Guerra; Santos, Laís Regina de Holanda; Araújo,Maria das Graças Rodrigues; Tenório, Angélica da Silva

    2016-01-01

    RESUMO O objetivo da pesquisa foi avaliar os efeitos da pompage como terapia complementar a exercícios aeróbicos e de alongamento sobre dor, fadiga e qualidade do sono em mulheres com fibromialgia. Para isso, 23 mulheres com esse diagnóstico foram alocadas aleatoriamente nos grupos: Experimental (GE, n=13) e Controle (GC, n=10), e em seguida foram avaliadas através do Questionário McGill de Dor, Questionário de Fadiga de Chalder e Inventário do Sono. Durante 12 semanas, duas vezes por semana,...

  12. Fonoaudiologia e apneia do sono: uma revisão Speech therapy and sleepy apnae: a review

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    Erilucia Pereira Santa Rosa

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: a Síndrome da Apneia/Hipopneia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAHOS é definida pela Academia Americana do Sono como a presença de episódios recorrentes de obstrução parcial ou total das vias aéreas superiores durante o sono e manifesta-se como uma redução (hipopneia ou cessação completa (apneia do fluxo aéreo, apesar da manutenção dos esforços inspiratórios. A SAHOS motiva o chamado ronco crônico, sonolência e caracteriza-se pela parada do fluxo aéreo respiratório por pelo menos, 10 segundos. O diagnóstico é realizado através do exame polissonográfico, que consiste no registro simultâneo de atividades do organismo durante a noite, indicando a quantidade de apneias e hipopneias ocorridos e a gravidade da SAHOS. Para sucesso no tratamento desta desordem é fundamental o diagnóstico preciso e correto e a atuação de uma equipe multidisciplinar, estando inserido nela o fonoaudiólogo. OBJETIVO: analisar, através da literatura a interrrelação da Fonoaudiologia e a SAHOS. CONCLUSÃO: aom o referente estudo, podemos identificar a complexidade da SAHOS e mostrar a importância da atuação fonoaudiológica na terapêutica desses pacientes, para uma melhor qualidade de vida.BACKGROUND: the Apnea syndrome / Obstructive Sleepy Hypopnea (SOHAS is define by the American Academy of Sleep with recurrent presence of episodes of partial or total obstruction in the superior airways during sleep, in addition to showing a reduction (hypopnea or complete stoppage (apnea of airflow, although there is an ongoing maintenance of inspiratory efforts. SOHAS motivates the so-called sleepy chronic snoring and sleepiness to dress up by the stop of airflow by at least 10 seconds. The diagnosis is carried out through polysomnographic examination, which consists of the simultaneous recording of body activities during the night, indicating the number of occurring apneas and hypopneas and SOHAS severity. For the successful of disorder treatment it is

  13. Sleep habits, sleepiness and accidents among truck drivers Hábitos de sono, sonolência e acidentes em caminhoneiros

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    José Carlos Souza

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of sleep, shift work, alcohol and psychostimulant drug use, and the prevalence of accidents among truck drivers. METHOD: Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS and the Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI. Statistical analysis was conducted using the Student t, chi-square, Pearson and Fisher tests. RESULTS: 43.2% of the drivers drove over 16 h a day, and 2.9% worked shifts. Mean number of sleep hours/day was 5.97±1.47; 23.8% slept 5; 23 subjects snored more than three times a week (11.1%. Mean ESS was 6.56±4.2; 21.7% had a score >10. In the preceding five years, 27 drivers (13.1% were involved in accidents, 5 of which resulted in injuries and 3 in deaths. CONCLUSION: Results showed a high prevalence of sleep disorders, use of alcohol and psychostimulant drugs, and accidents.OBETIVO: Avaliar a qualidade do sono, trabalho em turnos, consumo de álcool e psicoestimulantes, e a prevalência de acidentes, entre caminhoneiros. MÉTDO: Foram aplicados questionários demográficos, a Escala de Epworth e o Índice de Pittsburgh. A análise estatística foi feita com os testes t de Student, qui-quadrado, Pearson e Fisher. RESULTADOS: 43,2% dirigiam mais que 16 h/dia; 2,9% faziam trabalho por turnos. A média de horas de sono foi 5,97 +/- 1,47. 23,8% dormiam menos de 5 horas. 50,9% faziam uso de bebida alcoólica; usavam cafeína 95,6% e anfetaminas 11,1%. A média do PSQI foi 4,95 +/- 2,56; 35,4% tinham o PSQI maior que 5; 23 sujeitos ressonavam mais que 3 vezes por semana (11,1%. A ESE teve uma média de 6,56 +/- 4,2; 21.7% um escore superior a 10. Nos últimos cinco anos 27 motoristas (13,1% estiveram envolvidos em acidentes, 5 com feridos e 3 com mortos. CONCLUSÃO: Foi alta a prevalência de distúrbios do sono, uso de álcool e estimulantes, e de acidentes.

  14. Sleep habits and starting time to school in Brazilian children Hábitos de sono e período escolar em crianças brasileiras

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    Tatiana A. Silva

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the sleep habits in Brazilian children according to age, gender and starting time to school. METHOD: We investigated 2,482 scholars aged 7 to 10 years. We compared sleep habits, gender, and starting time to school (morning and afternoon. RESULTS: Sixty-one per cent of the children presented sleep rituals before sleep. Milk drinking before sleep was more frequent among seven years old children. We found a progressive reduction with age in keeping the lights on. Girls used to leave an object to bed more than boys did. Children that studied in the morning presented reduced total sleep time, sleep earlier, and nap more frequently than children that studied in the afternoon. CONCLUSION: Starting time to school deeply influences sleep habits in Brazilian children from São Paulo City, in whom bed-time rituals are highly prevalent.OBJETIVOS: Estudar os hábitos de sono nas crianças brasileiras de acordo com a idade, sexo e período escolar. MÉTODO: Estudamos 2.482 crianças em idade escolar de 7 a 10 anos. Comparamos hábitos de sono, sexo e período escolar (matutino e vespertino. RESULTADOS: 61% das crianças apresentaram rituais de sono antes de dormir. Beber leite antes de dormir foi mais freqüente entre as crianças de 7 anos de idade. Encontramos redução progressiva com a idade em se manter a luz acesa. Meninas possuíam mais objetos para dormir que os meninos. As crianças que estudavam no período matutino apresentaram redução do tempo total de sono, tinham sono mais cedo e os cochilos eram mais freqüentes do que as crianças que estudavam no período vespertino. CONCLUSÃO: O horário escolar tem muita influência nos hábitos de sono das crianças brasileiras da cidade de São Paulo, os rituais de sono sendo muito prevalentes.

  15. Auto-organização e complexidade: o problema do desenvolvimento do ciclo vigília-sono

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    José Roberto Castilho Piqueira

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    Full Text Available NESTE ARTIGO tenta-se estabelecer algumas interpretações teóricas para os conceitos de auto-organização e complexidade em sistemas biológicos, utilizando-se idéias originárias da Teoria da Informação e da Teoria dos Sistemas Dinâmicos. Além disso, apresenta-se um exemplo de aplicação dos métodos propostos ao problema da caracterização do grau de organização do ciclo vigília-sono em bebês.THIS ARTICLE is a trial on stablishing some theoretical formalisms for the concepts of self-organizing and complex biological systems, using ideas from Information Theory and Dynamical Systems Theory. As an example the organization of the sleep-wake cycle in babies is studied, applying the methods proposed.

  16. Synthesis and biological characterization of novel rose bengal derivatives with improved amphiphilicity for sono-photodynamic therapy.

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    Chen, Hai-Jun; Zhou, Xiao-Bin; Wang, Ai-Lan; Zheng, Bi-Yuan; Yeh, Chih-Kuang; Huang, Jian-Dong

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    Sono-Photodynamic therapy (SPDT) utilizing ultrasound and light has been demonstrated that this novel approach can lower dosage resulting in reduction of the potential side effects caused by sensitizers. Recently, a new formulation of rose bengal (RB) as an intralesional injection has completed clinical trials phase II for PDT treatment of melanoma cancer. However, the inherent unfavorable pharmacological properties of RB hindered its extensive clinical development. With the aim to identify new RB derivatives (RBDs) with enhanced photodynamic and sonodynamic anticancer efficiency, a series of amphiphilic RBDs have been designed, synthesized and biological characterized. Among them, RBD4 significantly improved cellular uptake and enhanced intracellular ROS generation efficiency upon light and ultrasound irradiation, resulting in dramatically improved anticancer potency. Notably, RBD4 has a relative potency similar to sinoporphyrin sodium (DVDMS), indicating its further potential application for SPDT. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  17. Transmission electron microscopy of VX2 liver tumors after high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation enhanced with SonoVue.

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    Li, Qiuyang; Du, Junfeng; Yu, Ming; He, Guangbin; Luo, Wen; Li, Hongling; Zhou, Xiaodong

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to observe sequential changes in rabbit VX2 liver tumors using transmission electron microscopy after high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation enhanced with the contrast agent SonoVuer (Bracco, Milan, Italy). Thirty New Zealand rabbits with VX2 liver tumors were randomly divided into two groups. The liver tumors of rabbits in Group A underwent single HIFU ablation; those in Group B were given the ultrasound contrast agent SonoVue 0.2 mL/kg before HIFU exposure. Five rabbits from each of the two groups were killed at 0 hours, 6 days, and 14 days after HIFU ablation. Tissue samples that included targeted and untargeted tissue were observed using transmission electron microscopy. Using transmission electron microscopy, it was evident that most of the cellular organs in the targeted areas of tumors in Groups A and B had disappeared early after HIFU, but the basic cell structure was seen in Group A. On the sixth day after HIFU ablation, all cells in the targeted areas were disrupted, and fibrous bands were detected in the rims of targeted areas in both groups. In the surrounding areas, cell swelling in Group B was more severe than in Group A, and a greater number of apoptotic bodies were found in Group B. The use of an ultrasound contrast agent can enhance the effects of HIFU ablation on the destruction of cell ultrastructure and can enlarge the region of HIFU ablation; this provides experimental evidence for the use of contrast agents in controlling the effects of HIFU.

  18. Estudo da sonolência diurna e hábitos de sono numa população escolar dos 11-15 anos : validação em português da "Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale"

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    Moreno, Teresa

    2013-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Ciências do Sono, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, 2013 Introdução Os estudos de patologia do sono e o seu impacto na qualidade de vida e nos resultados escolares necessitam de formas objectivas e validadas de avaliar a sonolência diurna. Os questionários de sono são instrumentos que possibilitam o estudo em grupos populacionais alargados. Existem poucas escalas de sonolência dirigidas à criança e ao jovem, e na sua maioria são preenchidas pelos seus pai...

  19. Arquitetura do sono diurno e ciclo vigília-sono em enfermeiros nos turnos de trabalho La arquitectura del sueño diurno y del ciclo de vigilia en los enfermeros durante los turno de trabajo The architecture of day sleeping and the sleep-wake cycle in nurses in their working shifts

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    Milva Maria Figueiredo De Martino

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivos verificar a arquitetura do sono diurno após o trabalho noturno, e as características do ciclo vigília-sono em enfermeiras de diferentes turnos. Foi realizado no Hospital de Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, USP. Através do diário de sono avaliou-se o ciclo vigília-sono em (n=36 sujeitos, com média de idade de 30. Destes apenas cinco fizeram medidas da polissono-grafia no Laboratório de Sono. Apresentaram qualidade de sono noturno melhor, os registros polissonográficos identificaram sono diurno com períodos curtos e incompletos quanto aos ciclos, muitos despertares que caracterizaram pouca eficácia de sono.Este estudio tuvo como objetivos verificar la arquitectura del sueño diurno después del trabajo nocturno, y las características del ciclo de vigilia-sueño en enfermeras de diferentes turnos. El estudio fue realizado en el Hospital de Clínicas de la Facultad de Medicina en la ciudad de Ribeirao Preto, USP. A través del diario de sueño se evaluó el ciclo de vigilia-sueño en 36 sujetos, que tuvieron un promedio de edad de 30 años. Entre estos, apenas cinco realizaron medidas de la polisonografía en el Laboratorio de Sueño; los que presentaron una mejoría en la calidad de sueño nocturno; los registros polisonográficos en lo que se refiere a los ciclos, identificaron un sueño diurno con períodos cortos e incompletos; también se constató muchos despertares lo que caracteriza la poca eficacia de sueño.This study aimed to observe the architecture of day sleeping after a night of work, and the characteristics of the sleep-wake cycle in nurses working in different shifts. The study was performed at the Hospital de Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, USP. The sleep-wake cycle was evaluated through the sleep diary in (n=36 subjects, with an average age of 30 years. Of these, only five performed polysomnography measurements at the Sleep Laboratory

  20. O sono como ativador do eletrencefalograma nos pacientes epilépticos The sleep as an activator on epileptic patient's electroencephalogram

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    Rosa Helena Longo

    1973-09-01

    Full Text Available Visando ao estudo da ação do sono como ativador do eletrencefalograma em pacientes epilépticos, foram estudados 1.868 pacientes com síndromes convulsivas (572 com crises generalizadas, 121 com crises temporais não psicomostras, 118 com crises psicomotoras, 410 com crises focais não temporais, 314 com crises noturnas, 165 com crises febris, 168 com crises convulsivas associadas a retardo psicomotor. Em todos os pacientes foram feitos eletrencefalogramas em vigília (repouso e hiperpnéia e durante o sono (fase lenta sendo os achados comparados. Em nosso material não encontramos diferença significativa de resposta entre o sono espontâneo e o medicamentoso. Na maioria de nossos pacientes o traçado realizado durante o sono confirmou os achados registrados em vigília. A ação ativadora do sono foi evidenciada em um número relativamente pequeno de casos, tendo atingido o seu máximo no grupo de pacientes com crises psicomotoras (26%. Nas crises generalizadas, temporais não psicomotoras, focais não temporais e noturnas o sono funcionou mais como desativador do que como ativador das anormalidades registradas em vigília.In order to study the influence of sleep on the electroencephalograms of epileptic patients the tracings obtained of 1.868 such patients were analised (572 generalized seizures; 121 non-psychomotor temporal; 118 psychomotor; 410 non-temporal focal; 314 noctural seizures; 165 febrile seizures; 168 convulsive seizures associated with psychomotor retard. The electroencephalograms were made with the patients awake (rest and hyperpnea and sleeping (slow phase, the findings being compared. There was not found any significant difference between the EEG tracings obtained during spontaneous sleep and medically induced sleep. In the majority of the cases the records obtained while the patients were asleep merely confirmed the ones made while the patients were awake. The activator action of sleep appeared only in small number of the

  1. Effects of RNA interference combined with ultrasonic irradiation and SonoVue microbubbles on expression of STAT3 gene in keratinocytes of psoriatic lesions.

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    Ran, Li-Wei; Wang, Hao; Lan, Dong; Jia, Hong-Xia; Yu, Si-Si

    2017-04-01

    The most effective sequence of small interfering RNA (siRNA) silencing STAT3 of psoriatic keratinocytes (KCs) was screened out, and the effects of the most effective siRNA combined with ultrasonic irradiation and SonoVue microbubbles on the expression of STAT3 of KCs and the dose- and time-response were investigated. Three chemically-synthetic siRNAs targeting STAT3 carried by Lipofectamine 3000 were transfected into KCs, and the effects on STAT3 expression were detected, then the most effective siRNA was selected for the subsequent experiments. The negative controls of siRNA (siRNA-NC) labeled with Cy3 carried by Lipofectamine 3000 combined with ultrasonic irradiation and SonoVue microbubbles were transfected into KCs, then the optimal parameters of ultrasonic irradiation were determined. The most effective siRNA carried by Li-pofectamine 3000 combined with ultrasonic irradiation at the optimal parameters and SonoVue microbubbles was transfected into KCs, and the dose- and time-response of RNA interference was determined. The effect of RNA interference by the most effective siRNA at the optimal time and dose carried by Lipofectamine 3000 combined with ultrasonic irradiation and SonoVue microbubbles (LUS group) was compared with that only carried by Li-pofectamine 3000 (L group). The results showed that siRNA-3 achieved the highest silencing efficacy. 0.5 W/cm2 and 30 s were selected as the parameters of ultrasonic irradiation. The siRNA-3 carried by Lipofectamine 3000 combined with ultrasonic irradiation and SonoVue microbubbles could effectively knock down the STAT3 expression at mRNA and protein levels in dose- and time-dependent manners determined at 100 nmol/L with maximum downregulation on mRNA at 48 h, and on protein at 72 h after transfection. The LUS group achieved the highest silencing efficacy. It was concluded that siRNA-3 carried by Lipofectamine 3000 combined with ultrasonic irradiation and SonoVue microbubbles could effectively knock down the STAT3

  2. Sono, estado nutricional e hábitos de vida de caminhoneiros = Sleep, nutritional status and life habits of truckers

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    Paris, Patrícia de

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar o período de sono, o estado nutricional e os hábitos de vida dos caminhoneiros do município de Veranópolis/RS. Materiais e Métodos: Estudo retrospectivo, transversal com dados secundários de uma amostra de conveniência de 100 caminhoneiros entre 21 e 60 anos. Estudou-se variáveis sociodemográficas, de hábitos de vida, relato de doença crônica não transmissível (DCNT, uso de medicamentos para dormir ou para tratamento de saúde, questões sobre as práticas alimentares e parâmetros antropométricos. Os dados foram analisados por estatística descritiva e analítica pelo programa SPSS® com nível de significância de 5%. Resultados: A idade média dos caminhoneiros foi 38,5±10,2 anos. A maioria dorme 6,0±1,4 horas/dia, apresenta-se com sobrepeso e obesidade (82% e risco para o desenvolvimento de doenças cardiovasculares (69%. O tempo de sono teve associação com o colesterol total e o diabete mellitus. A média de refeições realizadas por dia foi de 3,4±0,9, prevalecendo o café da manhã, o almoço e o jantar. Caminhoneiros que dormem a semana inteira em casa realizam o café da manhã, o almoço e o jantar em suas residências, enquanto aqueles que dormem de 1 a 5 dias fora de casa realizam o almoço e o jantar em restaurantes. Houve associação significativa da faixa etária (p=0,044, consumo de bebidas alcoólicas (p=0,020 e realização de lanche da tarde (p=0,013 com dormir após o almoço; e dos obesos com a presença de hipertensão (p=0,035. Conclusão: O sobrepeso e a obesidade caracterizaram o estado nutricional dos caminhoneiros. O sono associou-se com as DCNT. A maioria realiza três refeições diárias, não pratica exercícios físicos e não é tabagista, porém, tem o hábito de ingerir bebidas alcoólicas

  3. Magnetic finishing of titanium sheet. Jiki wo riyoshita chitanban no kyomen kenma

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    Ansai, M.; Sudo, T.; Nakagawa, T. (The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science); Endo, H. (Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Nagoya (Japan))

    1992-02-01

    The result of an experiment is reported, in which a pure titanium thin sheet made of non-magnetic material is finished magnetically using newly developed magnetic abrasives. The apparatus consists of a milling machine, an electric magnet, an iron core, and magnetic abrasives. A sheet steel or a permanent magnet is placed underneath a thin titanium sheet, whereas magnetic abrasives attracted to the magnet are absorbed from below, and given a processing pressure to grind the titanium sheet. The magnetic abrasives, which use carbonyl iron powder and SiC whiskers that had shown good result in a preliminary experiment as the raw materials, were developed by using a mechanical alloying process. What have been derived in the experiment include the relationship of the sheet thickness with the magnetic flux density (in a positive correlation with the grinding amount), the relationship of the rotation of the milling machine with the surface roughness, and the relationship in the change of the grinding amounts and the magnetic flux density due to difference in the grinding patterns. As a result of the experiment, it was clarified that a titanium plate surface having a roughness of 1{mu}m R{sub max} could be reduced to 0.3{mu}m R{sub max}. A reduction to 0.1{mu}m R{sub max} would be possible if the magnetic abrasives are devised properly, and the method would be applicable to curved surfaces and deformed pipes if the magnet is given different arrangements. 5 refs., 8 figs.

  4. Apneia obstrutiva do sono em portadores da anemia falciforme Obstructive sleep apnea in sickle cell disease carriers

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    Cristina Salles

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A Síndrome da Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAOS é definida como episódios recorrentes de obstrução completa ou parcial das vias aéreas superiores que ocorrem durante o sono. O fluxo aéreo pode estar diminuído ou completamente interrompido, a despeito do esforço inspiratório, resultando em episódios intermitentes de hipoxemia, hipercapnia. A presença de SAOS poderá ser um fator de piora da hipoxemia noturna, da doença de base, concorrendo para ocorrência de síndrome torácica aguda. Com o objetivo de revisar dados sobre a fisiopatologia da SAOS em crianças e adolescentes portadores de anemia falciforme, foi realizada busca eletrônica de artigos no Medline e Lilacs nos últimos dez anos, bem como referências cruzadas dos artigos encontrados. Palavras-chaves: "sleep apnea, sickle cell anemia, sickle cell disease, pathophysiology ". Estudos sugerem que a SAOS pode potencializar o quadro clínico, ou seja, as crises álgicas, déficit de estatura, de peso, cognitivo e de inteligência, dessaturação arterial noturna, e acidente vascular cerebral das crianças portadoras de anemia falciforme. Rev. Bras. Hematol. Hemoter.Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS is defined as recurrent episodes of complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway during sleep. The airflow can be reduced or completely stopped despite of inspiratory effort, resulting in intermittent episodes of hypoxemia and hypercapnia. OSAS may be a factor in the worsening of nocturnal hypoxemia, of the underlying disease, leading to acute chest syndrome. The aim of this work was to review data on the pathophysiology of OSAS in children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia. We revisited articles published over the last ten years linked to the Medline and Lilacs databases, as well as cross-referencing using these articles. The following keywords were used: sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, sickle cell anemia, sickle cell disease. Studies suggest that OSAS may

  5. Duração do sono em adolescentes de diferentes níveis socioeconômicos Sleep duration in adolescents of different socioeconomic status

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    Maria Perpeto Socorro Leite Bernardo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a duração de sono na adolescência em diferentes níveis socioeconômicos. MÉTODO: Foram investigados 863 adolescentes de 10 a 19 anos em duas escolas de São Paulo, SP, Brasil. As coletas foram realizadas por meio de questionários para identificação de informações sobre os hábitos de sono e nível socioeconômico. RESULTADOS: A duração média de sono nos dias da semana foi de 8,83(1,87 horas e a prevalência de adolescentes com duração de sono de oito ou menos horas diárias foi de 39,0% nos dias com aula. Adolescentes da classe baixa apresentaram menor duração do sono (p = 0,043. Na análise ajustada, a idade, o nível socioeconômico e o hábito de tirar a sesta foram os principais fatores associados a poucas horas de sono. Os participantes de 18 a 19 anos apresentaram maior prevalência de poucas horas de sono em comparação aos de 10 a 11 anos (PR = 4,78; CI95%: 1,98-11,53, assim como os adolescentes da classe alta em comparação com a classe baixa (PR = 1,48; CI95%: 1,20-1,83. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados mostraram associações entre o nível socioeconômico e os hábitos de sono de adolescentes.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sleep duration in adolescents of different socioeconomic status. METHOD: We investigated 863 adolescents from 10 to 19 years in two schools in São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Sleep habits data and socioeconomic status were obtained by questionnaires. RESULTS: Mean sleep duration on days of the week was 8.83(1.87 hours and the prevalence of adolescents with eight or fewer hours/day was 39.0% on school days (p = 0.043. On adjusted analysis, age, socioeconomic status and taking a nap habit were the main factors associated with few hours of sleep. Older students (aged 18 to 19 years showed higher prevalence of few hours of sleep when compared to younger students (10 to 11 years (RP = 4.78; IC95%: 1.98-11.53, as well as for upper class adolescents when compared to those with lower socioeconomic

  6. High-efficiency sono-solar-induced degradation of organic dye by the piezophototronic/photocatalytic coupling effect of FeS/ZnO nanoarrays

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    Guo, Xiao; Fu, Yongming; Hong, Deyi; Yu, Binwei; He, Haoxuan; Wang, Qiang; Xing, Lili; Xue, Xinyu

    2016-09-01

    Highly-efficient sono-solar-induced degradation of organic dye by the piezophototronic/photocatalytic coupling effect of FeS/ZnO nanoarrays was achieved. A steel screen was used as the substrate for supporting FeS/ZnO nanoarrays, and the nanoarrays were vertically and uniformly grown on the substrate via a wet-chemical route. Under ultrasonic and solar irradiation, FeS/ZnO nanoarrays have high sono-photocatalytic activity for degrading methylene blue in water. The photogenerated carriers can be separated by a piezoelectric field and a built-in electric field, resulting in a low recombination rate and high photocatalytic efficiency. The piezophototronic and photocatalytic effects were coupled together. The experimental/theoretical data indicate that this novel wastewater treatment can co-use mechanical and solar energy in nature, and so is a promising technology for environment improvement.

  7. Problemas de sono-vigília em crianças: um estudo da prevalência Sleep-wake problems in children: a study about prevalence

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    John M. Klein

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A investigação recente tem demonstrado que os problemas de sono estão entre as queixas mais comuns ao longo de toda a infância. Alterações nos padrões de sono têm efeitos nefastos no funcionamento neuropsicológico, que se reflecte no bem-estar psicológico das crianças. O presente estudo procurou avaliar os hábitos relacionados com o sono e estimar a prevalência de problemas do sono em crianças que frequentam o 1º Ciclo do Ensino Básico, nas escolas dos concelhos de Braga e Faro. Para isso, foi aplicado o Questionário de Experiências de Sono-Vigília a uma amostra composta por 938 crianças, das quais 485 (52% do sexo feminino, com idades compreendidas entre os 7 e os 11 anos de idade (M=8,74 ± DP=0,989. Verificou-se que 56,4% das crianças dormem mais de nove horas por noite e 18,6% das crianças apresentam perturbações do sono. Os resultados serão discutidos em termos da relação entre a presença de perturbação do sono na infância e o desenvolvimento de psicopatologia na idade adulta. Por fim, será discutida a importância deste questionário para estudo das problemáticas associadas ao sono e a contribuição destes dados epidemiológicos para a investigação e prática clínica no nosso país, no sentido de sensibilizar os técnicos e os agentes educativos para a existência desta problemática.Recent studies demonstrated that sleep disturbances are among the most common complaints throughout childhood. Changes in the sleep patterns have negative effects in the neuropsychological functioning, who affects the children's mental well being. The present paper aims to evaluate the sleep habits and estimate the prevalence of sleep disturbances in the Portuguese school-aged children of two regions: Faro and Braga. A total of 938 elementary school students, of which 485 were girls (52%, aged between 7 and 11 years (M=8,74 ± SD=0,989 were used for this study. The results indicate that 56,4% of the children's sleeps more

  8. Qualidade do sono e evolução clínica de mulheres com câncer de mama : estudo longitudinal

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    2015-01-01

    Resumo: OBJETIVOS: este estudo teve por objetivo primário avaliar as associações entre qualidade do sono e evolução clínica de mulheres com diagnóstico confirmado de câncer de mama, em tratamento ambulatorial ao longo de até 21 meses de seguimento. Os objetivos secundários foram analisar a probabilidade de má evolução clínica associada à qualidade e duração do sono em mulheres com câncer de mama, controlando os fatores prognósticos clássicos; avaliar a esperança e a depressão como variáveis m...

  9. Comparison of the synergistic effect of lipid nanobubbles and SonoVue microbubbles for high intensity focused ultrasound thermal ablation of tumors

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    Yuanzhi Yao

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Microbubbles (MBs are considered as an important enhancer for high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU treatment of benign or malignant tumors. Recently, different sizes of gas-filled bubbles have been investigated to improve the therapeutic efficiency of HIFU thermal ablation and reduce side effects associated with ultrasound power and irradiation time. However, nanobubbles (NBs as an ultrasound contrast agent for synergistic therapy of HIFU thermal ablation remain controversial due to their small nano-size in diameter. In this study, phospholipid-shell and gas-core NBs with a narrow size range of 500–600 nm were developed. The synergistic effect of NBs for HIFU thermal ablation was carefully studied both in excised bovine livers and in breast tumor models of rabbits, and made a critical comparison with that of commercial SonoVue microbubbles (SonoVue MBs. In addition, the pathological changes of the targeted area in tumor tissue after HIFU ablation were further investigated. Phosphate buffer saline (PBS was used as the control. Under the same HIFU parameters, the quantitative echo intensity of B-mode ultrasound image and the volume of coagulative necrosis in lipid NBs groups were significantly higher and larger than that in PBS groups, but could not be demonstrated a difference to that in SonoVue MBs groups both ex vivo and in vivo. These results showed that the synergistic effect of lipid NBs for HIFU thermal ablation were similar with that of SonoVue MBs, and further indicate that lipid NBs could potentially become an enhancer for HIFU thermal ablation of tumors.

  10. Bolognesi, Ivana e Di Rienzo, Adriana (2007, Io non sono proprio straniero. Dalle parole dei bambini alla progettualità interculturale, Milano, FrancoAngeli.

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    Laura Corazza

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Ivana Bolognesi e Adriana Di Rienzo sono insegnanti con esperienza sia nella scuola dell’infanzia, sia nella scuola primaria; si occupano di formazione del personale docente sui temi dell’educazione interculturale con la sapienza che deriva dallo studio e dalla pratica insieme. Nel libro propongono percorsi didattici originali, nati da conversazioni e attività con alunni, genitori, insegnanti e frutto di una rivisitazione delle pratiche educative in chiave interculturale.

  11. Binary metal oxide nanoparticle incorporated composite multilayer thin films for sono-photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants

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    Gokul, Paramasivam; Vinoth, Ramalingam; Neppolian, Bernaurdshaw; Anandhakumar, Sundaramurthy

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    We report reduced graphene oxide (rGO) supported binary metal oxide (CuO-TiO2/rGO) nanoparticle (NP) incorporated multilayer thin films based on Layer-by-Layer (LbL) assembly for enhanced sono-photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange under exposure to UV radiation. Multilayer thin films were fabricated on glass and quartz slides, and investigated using scanning electron microscopy and UV-vis spectroscopy. The loading of catalyst NPs on the film resulted in the change of morphology of the film from smooth to rough with uniformly distributed NPs on the surface. The growth of the control and NP incorporated films followed a linear regime as a function of number of layers. The%degradation of methyl orange as a function of time was investigated by UV-vis spectroscopy and total organic carbon (TOC) measurements. Complete degradation of methyl orange was achieved within 13 h. The amount of NP loading in the film significantly influenced the%degradation of methyl orange. Catalyst reusability studies revealed that the catalyst thin films could be repeatedly used for up to five times without any change in photocatalytic activity of the films. The findings of the present study support that the binary metal oxide catalyst films reported here are very useful for continuous systems, and thus, making it an option for scale up.

  12. Nocturnal sleep pattern in native Brazilian Terena adults Padrão de sono noturno em adultos indígenas Terena

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    RUBENS REIMÃO

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Social-economic factors influence sleep habits. This research analyzes characteristics of nocturnal sleep in Brazilian Native Terena adults. Sixty-four adults (31 M; 33 F from 18 to 75 years, with a mean age of 37.0, from the Indian Reservation village of Córrego do Meio, in the central region of Mato Grosso do Sul, an agriculturally oriented group were evaluated. Nocturnal sleep characteristics were evaluated by means of a standard questionnaire applied to each individual. It was observed that reported nocturnal sleep was longer, sleep onset was earlier and wake up time was also earlier than usually described in urban populations. The mean total time in bed was 8.5 h or more, in every age bracket. The seven-day prevalence rate of insomnia was 4.6%, while the seven-day prevalence rate of hypnotic use was 1.5%, both remarkably less than described in urban populations. These findings stress the need to consider ethnic influences on sleep patterns and disorders.Fatores sócio-econômicos influenciam os hábitos de dormir. A presente pesquisa analisa as características do sono noturno em indígenas Terena. Avaliamos 64 adultos (31 M; 33 F de 18 a 75 anos de idade (média 37,0 anos da aldeia Córrego do Meio, situada em reserva indígena na região central do Mato Grosso do Sul, basicamente agrícola. As características do sono noturno foram avaliadas por meio de questionário padronizado. Como resultado, verificamos o sono noturno relatado foi mais longo, o início do sono foi mais cedo e o despertar pela manhã também mais cedo, do que os índices descritos em populações urbanas. A média do tempo na cama foi 8,5 h ou mais em todos os grupos etários. A prevalência de insônia (no período de 7 dias foi 4,6%, ao passo que a prevalência do uso de hipnótico (no período de 7 dias foi 1,5%, ambos acentuadamente menores que os descritos em populações urbanas. Tais achados ressaltam a necessidade de se considerar as infuências étnicas ao

  13. Nightly use of computer by adolescents: its effect on quality of sleep Uso noturno de computador por adolescentes: seu efeito na qualidade de sono

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    Gema Mesquita

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To analyze the influence of nocturnal use of computer and their effect on sleep quality, in a group of adolescents. METHOD: Two middle schools were chosen for the research. The sample consisted of adolescents n=160 (55M; 105F, with ages ranging from 15 to 18 years. Questionnaire about computer use with the objective of obtaining information regarding the time and number of hours of nocturnal computer use, were applied for collection of data. They included the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI, utilized to quantfy sleep quality; student report cards were used to note student's absences and grades were used. RESULTS: The Multiple Logistic Regression test indicated that nocturnal computer use impairs good sleep (p=0.0062. CONCLUSION: Irregular sleep patterns associated with nightly computer use deteriorate sleep quality.OBJETIVO: Analisar a influência do uso noturno de computador na qualidade de sono, em um grupo de adolescentes. MÉTODO: Foram escolhidas duas instituições educacionais de ensino médio. A amostra tomada foi composta de adolescentes (n=160, ( 55 M; 105 F ; a faixa etária estudada foi de 15 a 18 anos. Para a coleta de dados aplicou-se: Questionário para uso do computador, com a finalidade de coletar informações sobre o horário e a quantidade de horas do uso do computador durante as noites; Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh (IQSP utilizado para quantificar a qualidade do sono; e os boletins dos alunos por meio dos quais foram recolhidas as faltas e as notas dos alunos. RESULTADOS: Pela Regressão Logística Múltipla, observou-se que o uso do computador é um fator que compromete o dormir bem (p=0,0062. CONCLUSÃO: Padrões irregulares de sono associados ao uso noturno de computador estão associados à deterioração da qualidade do sono.

  14. Bruxismo do sono: possibilidades terapêuticas baseadas em evidências Sleep bruxism: therapeutic possibilities based in evidences

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    Eduardo Machado

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: o bruxismo do sono (BS é uma desordem de movimentos estereotipados e periódicos, associados ao ranger e/ou apertar de dentes durante o sono, decorrentes da contração rítmica dos músculos mastigatórios. Essa condição não é uma doença, porém quando exacerbada pode ocasionar desequilíbrio e alteração das estruturas orofaciais. Dessa forma, surge a necessidade de se obter terapêuticas efetivas e seguras para o controle e o manejo do paciente bruxômano. As alternativas de tratamento variam desde terapêuticas orodentais e farmacológicas até técnicas comportamentais-cognitivas. OBJETIVOS: através de uma revisão sistemática da literatura, tendo como bases de pesquisa a Medline, Cochrane, Embase, Pubmed, Lilacs e BBO, no período compreendido entre 1990 e 2008, e com enfoque em estudos clínicos randomizados e quasi-randomizados, revisões sistemáticas e meta-análises, esse trabalho teve como objetivo analisar e discutir métodos de tratamento para o BS. RESULTADOS: pela análise da literatura verifica-se que existe uma grande quantidade de opções terapêuticas para o BS, porém muitas das terapias não têm suporte científico que as sustente. Assim, a escolha terapêutica deve ser pautada em evidências científicas e no bom senso clínico, objetivando uma melhora na qualidade de vida do paciente bruxômano.INTRODUCTION: Sleep bruxism (SB is defined as a stereotyped and periodic movement disorder, characterized by tooth grinding and/or clenching occurring during sleep, associated with rhythmic masticatory muscle activity. This condition isn't a disease, but when exacerbated may cause an unbalance and changing of orofacial structures. Thus, it is necessary to obtain effective and safe treatments for the control and management of the bruxist patient. The treatment alternatives ranges from oral devices to pharmacological and cognitive-behavioral techniques. OBJECTIVES: This study, through a systematic literature

  15. Hipersonolência diurna e variáveis polissonográficas em doentes com síndroma de apneia do sono

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    O. Mediano

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: A síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS caracteriza-se por episódios repetidos de obstrução da via aérea superior, hipoxemia nocturna e fragmentação do sono. A hipersonolência diurna constitui um sintoma frequente nos doentes com esta síndroma, embora possa estar ausente. A sua presença representa uma limitação significativa da qualidade de vida do indivíduo, bem como um aumento da morbilidade e mortalidade da SAOS, visto ser um importante factor de risco para acidentes de viação e laborais, podendo originar alterações cognitivo-comportamentais relevantes.O mecanismo desencadeante de hipersonolência diurna não é claro. Alguns autores relacionaram esta com a arquitectura anormal do sono, o que, no entanto, não foi confirmado por outros investigadores. Alguns estudos salientaram a relação entre a hipersonolência diurna e os níveis de dessaturação nocturna da oxi-hemoglobina, mas este facto não foi comprovado cientificamente.O objectivo do presente trabalho foi analisar quais os mecanismos responsáveis pela sonolência diurna nos doentes com SAOS. Assim, numerosas variáveis registadas no estudo polissonográfico foram comparadas em dois grupos de indivíduos com esta patologia, apresentando um deles hipersonolência diurna inequívoca e o outro a total ausência da mesma.Foram avaliados 65 indivíduos seguidos no Departamento Respiratório do Hospital Universitário do Son Dureta (Palma de Maiorca que possuíam no registo poligráfico nocturno um índice de apneia/hipopneia (IAH >20/h. A sonolência excessiva foi determinada utilizando a escala de sono de Epworth (ESE e o teste de latência múltipla. A sua presença foi considerada sempre que o score de ESE >10 e o score do teste de latência múltipla 10 min.Cerca de 25 indivíduos foram excluídos devido a discrepância entre os resultados das referidas determinações. Dos 40 doentes restantes, 23 apresentavam hipersonolência diurna e 17 n

  16. Sleep disorders and quality of life of harvesters rural labourers Distúrbios do sono e qualidade de vida de trabalhadores rurais safristas

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    Joseane Lima

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The various kinds of work may interfere in the laborer's quality of sleep. Among the factors, the unemployment caused by the period between the coffee harvests on the agriculture of South Minas may influence the appearance of anxiety and depression symptoms, and it may cause impairments to the quality of life and changes in the rural laborers' pattern of sleep. OBJECTIVE: To appraise the sleep and the effects on the quality of life in the rural laborers in the period between the coffee harvests. METHOD: In the study-group, 40 patients, rural laborers, were evaluated, and in the control-group, 40 patients, fixed laborers. Instruments used: clinical interview, The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality, Index Beck Anxiety Inventory, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, and World Health Organization Quality of Life. RESULTS: The study-group showed impairment in the quality of the sleep; anxiety and depression signals and symptoms were high in both groups; being them higher in the harvesters laborers; the quality of life presented good levels in both groups, with losses in the domain "social relationship" between the harvesters; the sleep disturbances influenced the appearance of anxiety and depression signs and symptoms, but they did not interfere in the perception of the quality of life. CONCLUSION: The rural laborers that have fixed labors are less exposed to the symptoms of anxiety and depression - along with sleep disorders - than the harvesters laborers. Thus, the study-group's perception of the quality of life is better than the control-group's.As diversas formas de trabalho podem interferir na qualidade do sono do trabalhador. Entre os fatores, o desemprego ocasionado pela entressafra da cultura cafeeira nas lavouras sul mineiras pode influenciar no surgimento de sintomas de ansiedade e de depressão e causar prejuízos na qualidade de vida e alterações no padrão do sono dos trabalhadores rurais. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o sono e as repercussões na qualidade de

  17. Gender differences in the sleep habits of 11-13 year olds Diferenças nos hábitos de sono entre gêneros nos escolares de 11 a 13 anos de idade

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    César L. Natal

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Sleep plays an important role in the physical and emotional development of adolescents. The aim of this study was to examine gender differences in sleep habits in a sample of 11-13 year olds. METHOD: The study was carried out in the city of Patos de Minas, Brazil. The study cohort was composed of 200 students (96 boys and 104 girls attending (in the morning or in the afternoon the 5th, 6th or 7th grades, with ages ranging from 11 to 13 years. A Sleep Questionnaire developed at the Federal University of São Paulo was used in order to evaluate student sleep habits and schedules, as well as the overall quality of sleep. RESULTS: For the period between Friday night and Sunday morning, girls displayed longer sleep duration than did boys. During the week, students attending only afternoon classes woke up later than did students attending only morning classes. In addition, morning-class students showed more adverse effects on sleep, including irregular sleep/wakefulness circadian rhythms, when compared with afternoon-class students. CONCLUSION: Sleep habits are affected by gender and school schedule.OBJETIVO: O sono desempenha um papel fundamental no desenvolvimento físico e emocional de adolescentes. Este estudo teve o objetivo de analisar as diferenças entre gêneros nos hábitos de sono de escolares com idades entre 11 e 13. MÉTODO: Este estudo foi realizado na cidade de Patos de Minas-MG, Brasil. A amostra foi composta de 200 alunos (96 meninos e 104 meninas matriculados da 5ª a 7ª séries (ambos os turnos, manhã e tarde e com idade entre 11 e 13 anos. O Questionário de sono UNIFESP foi utilizado para avaliar a qualidade de sono, hábitos e horários de sono. RESULTADOS: As meninas demonstraram maior tempo de sono do que os meninos da sexta-feira à noite para o domingo de manhã. Os alunos que estudavam a tarde acordavam mais tarde que os alunos do turno matutino durante a semana; alunos do turno da manhã são mais afetados

  18. A insônia, o sono ruim e o dormir em paz: a “erótica do sono” em tempos de Lexotan

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    Mário Eduardo Costa Pereira

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo discutir, sob a perspectiva da psicopatologia fundamental, o problema do sono e de suas perturbações. Busca-se delimitar algumas articulações entre o plano propriamente subjetivo dos sintomas relacionados à insônia e sua inscrição no contexto sociocultural contemporâneo. Dá-se um enfoque privilegiado às formas do homem de hoje relacionar-se com a dimensão de desamparo de sua existência.

  19. Avaliação dos hábitos de sono em crianças e jovens na área do Grande Porto

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    Cabral, Ana Beatriz Lourenço

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    Projeto de Pós-Graduação/Dissertação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ciências Farmacêuticas O sono é uma atividade fisiológica imprescindível para o bom funcionamento do organismo, assim como para o desenvolvimento adequado das crianças e jovens. Desta forma, o número de horas despendidas a dormir deve ser cumprido de acordo com a idade, uma vez que este número depende da faixa etária. O objetivo deste estudo foi pe...

  20. Efeito do exercício físico matinal realizado sob luz solar no ciclo vigília-sono de adolescentes

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    Maia, Ana Paula Leão

    2008-01-01

    Na adolescência há uma tendência a dormir e acordar mais tarde em relação à infância. Embora esta característica tenha causas biológicas, alguns fatores externos podem favorecê-la: como o aumento da carga escolar e da socialização. No sentido contrário os horários escolares matutinos representam um dos grandes fatores responsáveis pela privação parcial de sono. Ainda que a exposição à luz seja considerada o regulador mais importante do sistema circadiano...

  1. Caracterização dos padrões de dor, sono e alexitimia em pacientes com fibromialgia atendidos em um centro terciário brasileiro

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    Lazslo A. Avila

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Fibromialgia (FM é uma síndrome complexa, caracterizada por uma dor musculoesquelética crônica duradoura e difusa, derivada de causas não inflamatórias e classicamente associada à presença de pontos sensíveis específicos. No entanto, estudos destacaram outros sintomas importantes associados à má qualidade de vida (QDV em pacientes com FM, por exemplo, distúrbios do sono e alexitimia. Esse estudo teve por objetivo investigar os padrões de dor, sono e alexitimia de pacientes com FM em um centro terciário brasileiro. Métodos: 20 pacientes com FM acompanhados na clínica ambulatorial de reumatologia de um centro terciário brasileiro (Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto - FAMERP, São Paulo, Brasil e 20 pacientes sem FM provenientes de outros serviços ambulatoriais da FAMERP completaram um questionário clínico e sociodemográfico, o Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ, o Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI, o Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20 e o SF-36 (WHOQOL. Resultados: Os pacientes com FM tiveram desempenhos piores em todas as dimensões de QDV do SF-36 e escores mais altos no PSQI (P = 0,01 e no TAS-20 (P = 0,02. Pacientes com FM também tiveram escores significativamente mais altos em todos os domínios específicos do PSQI e TAS-20. Discussão: Os presentes dados concordavam com a literatura, evidenciando pior desempenho de pacientes com FM no impacto da dor, queixas de sono e maior presença de alexitimia. Conclusão: Estudos evidenciaram, além das queixas de dor, a presença de sintomas importantes e frequentemente subdiagnosticados, em pacientes com FM, como queixas relativas ao sono e alexitimia. Um conhecimento mais aprofundado desses distúrbios poderia melhorar a abordagem e o tratamento dos pacientes com FM.

  2. AVALIAÇÃO DA PRIVAÇÃO DO SONO E DOS PADRÕES FISIOLÓGICOS NOS PROFISSIONAIS EM ENFERMAGEM NO MUNICÍPIO DE QUIXADÁ

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    Francisco Hilângelo Vieira Barros

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available O sono desempenha importante papel na fisiologia de diversos sistemas, sendo a privação uma das ferramentas importantes utilizadas no estudo da avaliação do padrão normal do mesmo. Objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos da privação parcial crônica do sono em profissionais da enfermagem do Município de Quixadá. Estudo descritivo realizado em dois hospitais do município de Quixadá com 40 profissionais de enfermagem. Para coletar os dados foram utilizados dois questionários. Os dados estão apresentados em tabelas. Encontrou-se que 37,5% dos profissionais tinham de 40-45 anos e 97,5% eram do sexo feminino. Com relação ao padrão, 45% disseram sentir-se cansados após uma noite de sono. No que diz respeito à apnéia, 40% relataram acordar toda manhã com dor de cabeça, 32,5% disseram ter freqüentemente problemas de esquecimento. Concluiu-se que as respostas sobre as alterações no padrão de sono dos profissionais que trabalham no período noturno exigem um pouco mais de observação quanto às possíveis patologias que possam vir a apresentar devido a períodos longos de privação de sono que o sistema hospitalar exige, pois já podem ser vistos alguns dos muitos sintomas/alterações relacionados ao número excessivo e repetitivo de mudanças na fisiologia do sono dos profissionais.

  3. Padrão do ciclo sono-vigília e sua relação com a ansiedade em estudantes universitários Sleep/wake cycle pattern and its relationship with anxiety in college students

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    Katie Moraes de Almondes

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, foram investigadas as relações entre o ciclo sono-vigília e a ansiedade. O ciclo sono-vigília e traço e estado de ansiedade foram avaliados em 37 estudantes do segundo ano do curso médico. Os estudantes responderam ao Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh - IQSP, ao Inventário de Estado e Traço de Ansiedade - IDATE e a um questionário de matutinidade - vespertinidade (cronotipo. Todos registraram seu sono em um diário durante duas semanas. Os resultados mostraram que os estudantes de medicina tinham altos escores de traço e estado de ansiedade. Aqueles que tinham maiores escores de traço de ansiedade acordavam mais cedo nos dias de semana e finais de semana enquanto os que apresentavam irregularidade do seu ciclo sono-vigília apresentaram maior estado de ansiedade. Sugere-se que há uma relação entre o ciclo sono-vigília e a ansiedade.This paper examines the relationship between the sleep/wake cycle and anxiety in medical students. The sleep/wake cycle and anxiety were evaluated in 37 second year medical school students. The volunteers answered a morningness-eveningness questionnaire, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index - PSQI and state and trait of anxiety inventory - STAI; all kept a sleep/wake diary for two weeks. The results showed that the students had high anxiety trait and state. Students who had high anxiety trait had an earlier sleep offset on weekdays and weekend, and students who displayed irregularity in the sleep/wake cycle had high anxiety state. These results suggest a relationship between the sleep/wake cycle and anxiety.

  4. Transport property of novel sono-catalysed LiCF sub 3 SO sub 3 doped SiO sub 2 -PEG ormolyte

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    Jung, H Y; Wi, C J; Whang, C M

    2003-01-01

    Transport property of a novel sono-catalysed LiCF sub 3 SO sub 3 doped SiO sub 2 -10 wt% PEG ormolyte is reported. The ormolyte was synthesized by sol-gel method by varying the LiCF sub 3 SO sub 3 concentration [Li/O] from 0 to 0.1 in mole. The composition with [Li/O] = 0.05 exhibited the highest conductivity (sigma sub 2 sub 5 sub d eg sub C = 2.4x10 sup - sup 4 S cm sup - sup 1) with an enhancement of 10 sup 3 from that of the host matrix: SiO sub 2 -10 wt% PEG sono gel and has been referred to as 'optimum conducting composition (OCC)'. The direct determination of Li sup + ion mobility (mu)/mobile ion concentration (n) indicated that the enhancement was due to the increase in mu and n both. The temperature dependence of sigma, mu and n were carried out for the OCC samples in order to evaluate the respective energies involved in different thermally activated processes and to understand the ion transport mechanism. The ion transference number (t sub i sub o sub n) measurement inferred the ions as the sole cha...

  5. Resultados preliminares do tratamento dos pacientes submetidos a radiofreqüência (baixa freqüência, somnoplastia no ronco e apnéia leve do sono

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    Dibbern Ralph S.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O ronco afeta 5 a 50% da população tornando-se um problema médico e social importante. O tratamento pode ser com medidas comportamentais, CPAP e cirúrgico. Objetivo: Avaliar os resultados pós-operatórios dos pacientes submetidos à radiofreqüência em palato. Forma de estudo: retrospectivo clínico. Material e método: 28 pacientes submetidos à radio-freqüência em palato, com diagnóstico de Ronco e Apnéia Leve do Sono. Observamos os resultados pós-operatórios através das Escalas de Epworth, Ronco e Sonolência diurna, complicações e percentual de melhora dos sintomas. A análise estatística foi pelo Mann Whytney Test. Resultados: 16 pacientes com melhora subjetiva do Ronco acima de 70% após a cirurgia; 26 pacientes mostraram redução significativa pelas Escalas, com complicações mínimas. Conclusão: Radio-freqüência é um método seguro e eficaz no tratamento do Ronco e Apnéia Leve do Sono. Resultados melhores serão obtidos com avaliação criteriosa pré e pós-operatórias.

  6. Prevalence of sleep disorders in children of a public hospital in São Paulo Prevalência de distúrbios do sono em crianças de um hospital público em São Paulo

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    Clarisse Potasz

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of sleep disorders in a sample of children from a public hospital in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. METHOD: 330 children, who came to the clinical laboratory, were consecutively investigated for sleep disorders, using the sleep disturbance scale for children. Gender, age, and social/economical classification were considered. RESULTS: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB showed higher prevalence in our sample (55% than in data found in the literature. Prevalence of sleep hyperhydrosis (SHY was 27% considering the whole sample. Boys and children in age range 7.1 to 11 years old showed higher prevalence for SDB as well as children belonging to lower social/economic classifications who were also more prevalent for disorders in the transition of sleep-wakefulness. CONCLUSION: Sleep disorders were highly prevailing in our study, mostly SDB and SHY which were exceedingly more prevalent in boys in relation to international literature.OBJETIVO: Investigar a prevalência de distúrbios do sono numa amostra de crianças de um hospital público da cidade de São Paulo, Brasil. MÉTODO: 330 crianças que compareceram ao laboratório clínico foram consecutivamente investigadas para a presença de distúrbios do sono, usando-se a Escala de Distúrbios do Sono para crianças. Foram consideradas variáveis como sexo, idade e classificação sócio econômica. RESULTADOS: Os distúrbios respiratórios do sono (DRS mostraram alta prevalência (55% em nossa amostra em relação aos dados encontrados na literatura. A prevalência de hiper hidrose do sono (HHS foi de 27%. Meninos e crianças da faixa etária compreendida entre 7,1 e 11 anos apresentaram prevalências mais altas para distúrbios respiratórios do sono assim como crianças pertencentes às classificações sócio econômicas mais baixas, que também foram mais prevalentes para desordens da transição sono-vigília. CONCLUSÃO: Os distúrbios do sono foram

  7. Pediatras e os distúrbios respiratórios do sono na criança Pediatricians and sleep-disordered breathing in the child

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    Aracy Pereira Silveira Balbani

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: pesquisar as opiniões e condutas de pediatras frente aos distúrbios respiratórios do sono (DRS em crianças. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionados aleatoriamente 516 pediatras do Estado de São Paulo. Foi enviado aos pediatras, por correio, um formulário de questões sobre: perfil profissional, seu conhecimento do DRS na criança, opiniões e condutas para diagnóstico e tratamento dessa doença. RESULTADOS: Retornaram preenchidos 112 questionários anônimos (21,7%. O ensino de DRS na infância durante a graduação e a residência médica em Pediatria foi considerado insatisfatório, respectivamente, por 65,2% e 34,8% dos pediatras. Quarenta e nove pediatras (43,8% avaliaram seu conhecimento de DRS na criança como regular, 39 (34,8% como bom e 17 (15,2% como insatisfatório. As questões de anamnese do sono consideradas mais importantes foram: respiração bucal, pausas respiratórias, número de horas de sono, sonolência diurna excessiva e chiado noturno. Os dados clínicos considerados mais importantes para a suspeita de síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS foram: pausas respiratórias, hipertrofia da adenóide, respiração bucal, presença de anomalia craniofacial e ronco. As principais condutas citadas para diagnóstico de SAOS na criança foram: radiografia do cavum e avaliação com otorrinolaringologista (25% e oximetria de pulso noturna (14,2%. Somente 11,6% dos pediatras indicaram a polissonografia de noite inteira e 4,5%, a polissonografia breve diurna. As condutas consideradas mais eficazes para tratamento de DRS foram: cirurgias de adenoidectomia e adenotonsilectomia, orientação aos pais, perda de peso e higiene do sono. CONCLUSÕES: Há um descompasso entre as pesquisas sobre DRS na infância e sua abordagem na prática pediátrica.OBJECTIVES: assessment of opinions and practices of pediatricians concerning sleep-disordered breathing (SDB in children. METHODS: randomly 516 pediatricians were selected in the

  8. Prevalência de distúrbios do sono na pós-menopausa Sleep disturbance prevalence in postmenopausal women

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    Helena Hachul de Campos

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a prevalência das queixas de distúrbios do sono pela polissonografia em amostra de mulheres na pós-menopausa. MÉTODOS: foram selecionadas 33 mulheres na pós-menopausa com média de idade de 56 anos, índice de massa corporal médio de 27, tempo de pós-menopausa de 7,7 anos e índice de Kupperman de 17. Adotaram-se os seguintes critérios de inclusão: idade entre 50 e 65anos, no mínimo um ano de amenorréia e FSH plasmático superior ou igual a 30 mU/mL, sem uso de terapia hormonal prévia e exames laboratoriais normais. Foram excluídas as pacientes com doenças clínicas graves e/ou descompensadas, suspeita de câncer de endométrio e/ou mama; índice de massa corporal maior ou igual a 30 e uso de hipnóticos. As pacientes responderam a questionário específico contendo perguntas sobre as características do sono e foram submetidas a polissonografia completa durante uma noite inteira. Foram calculadas separadamente as freqüências em porcentagens das queixas de sono e dos diagnósticos polissonográficos. RESULTADOS: a prevalência de insônia subjetiva foi 61%, sendo que na polissonografia foi de 83%. A queixa de apnéia foi registrada em 23% e, na polissonografia, em 27%. A prevalência subjetiva de movimentos periódicos de pernas foi de 45% e a objetiva foi de 27%. CONCLUSÃO: houve alta prevalência de distúrbios do sono na pós-menopausa, em especial de insônia, apnéia e de movimentos periódicos das pernas. Nesta fase da vida, ocorre piora da qualidade do sono.PURPOSE: to evaluate the prevalence of reported sleep disturbances through polysomnographic recording (PSG in a sample of postmenopausal women. METHODS: thirty-three postmenopausal women with a mean age of 56 years, a mean body mass index (BMI of 27 kg/m², with 7.7 years of recognized postmenopausal period, and a mean Kupperman index of 17, were selected. The inclusion criteria were: age range from 50 to 65 years, at least one year of amenorrhea and

  9. Coexistência de transtornos respiratórios do sono e síndrome fibromiálgica Sleep disordered breathing concomitant with fibromyalgia syndrome

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    Dienaro Germanowicz

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar síndrome fibromiálgica em pacientes com transtornos respiratórios do sono. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 50 pacientes que compareceram à Clínica do Sono com queixas de roncar no sono, apnéias e sonolência diurna. Confirmou-se o diagnóstico de transtornos respiratórios do sono através de polissonografia. Para se estabelecer o diagnóstico de síndrome fibromiálgica, submeteram-se os pacientes a avaliação de acordo com os critérios estabelecidos pelo American College of Rheumatology. RESULTADOS: Estudaram-se 50 pacientes, 32 do sexo masculino. A média (± desvio-padrão de idade do grupo foi de 50 ± 12 anos. A média do índice de massa corporal do grupo foi de 29,7 ± 5,6 kg/m². A média do índice de apnéias e hipopnéias do grupo foi de 36 ± 29 apnéias e hipopnéias /hora. Nove das 18 mulheres e 2 homens preencheram os critérios estabelecidos pelo American College of Rheumatology para o diagnóstico de síndrome fibromiálgica. CONCLUSÃO: Considerando-se que a prevalência de síndrome fibromiálgica na população geral é de 0,5% para homens e de 3,4% para mulheres, a fração de casos de fibromialgia mais de dez vezes maior nesta amostra reforça a hipótese de associação entre transtornos respiratórios do sono e síndrome fibromiálgica.OBJECTIVE: To identify fibromyalgia syndrome in patients with sleep disordered breathing. METHOD: We studied 50 patients seeking treatment at a sleep disorder clinic for snoring, apnea and excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep disordered breathing was diagnosed through the use of polysomnography. To diagnose fibromyalgia syndrome, patients were evaluated in accordance with the criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology. RESULTS: Of the 50 patients, 32 were male. The mean (± standard deviation age of the group was 50 ± 12 years. The mean body mass index was 29.7 ± 5.6 kg/m². The mean apnea-hypopnea index was 36 ± 29 attacks of apnea or hypopnea

  10. Analysis of sleep characteristics in post-polio syndrome patients Análise das características do sono em pacientes com síndrome pós-poliomielite

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    Tatiana Mesquita e Silva

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The main post-polio syndrome (PPS symptoms are new weakness, new atrophy, fatigue, pain and sleep disturbances. Polysomnography is the gold standard for sleep analysis. OBJECTIVE: To analyze sleep patterns in PPS patients. METHOD: Sixty patients (mean age 46.8±11.3 years at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM complaining of sleep disturbances were evaluated by means of polysomnography, performed at the Sleep Institute. RESULTS: Sleep efficiency was lower due to high sleep latency and arousal index. The apnea and hypopnea index (AHI and the periodic limb movements (PLM index were higher. Sleep architecture was also impaired. There were no abnormalities of oxygen saturation, carbon dioxide levels, respiratory rate or heart rate. CONCLUSION: New post-polio sleep disturbances were isolated symptoms. It appears that these symptoms were not due to post-polio features, but rather, that they were due to dysfunction of the surviving motor neurons in the brainstem. Abnormal dopamine production, which is responsible for many sleep-related breathing disorders and abnormal movements, may also have been implicated in the present findings.Dentre as manifestações clínicas da síndrome pós poliomielite (SPP destacam-se nova fraqueza, fadiga, dor, nova atrofia e transtornos do sono. A polissonografia de noite inteira permanece sendo padrão ouro para análise do sono e diagnóstico de transtornos do sono. OBJETIVO: Verificar os transtornos de sono nos pacientes com SPP. MÉTODO: 60 pacientes com SPP (media de idade 46,8±11,3 anos, da UNIFESP/EPM,que apresentavam queixas sobre sono realizaram uma noite de polissonografia no Instituto do Sono. RESULTADOS: A eficiência do sono é diminuída em decorrência do aumento da latência do sono e do índice de despertar. O índice de apnéia e hipopnéia (IAH e o índice de movimentos periódicos dos membros (iPLM estão aumentados. A arquitetura do sono é prejudicada por essas alterações. Não h

  11. Is the population properly informed about sleep disorders? A população está devidamente informada sobre os distúrbios do sono?

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    Eleida Pereira Camargo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To measure the prior knowledge about sleep disorders and patient's ability to report their problems adequately to health professionals. METHODS: We analyzed 208 patient's records and extracted the following information: date of birth, gender, medical diagnostic hypotheses, patient's primary complaint in their words, considering the most appropriated semantic approximation to the perceptual phenomena, either by their own or by reasoning information from the partner. We compared the agreement (Kappa's test between patient's complaint and medical diagnosis. The 95% confidence interval was used to analyze proportions. RESULTS: We found strong correlations for bruxism; moderate for snoring, insomnia, nightmares, somniloquy, and restless legs syndrome; fair for excessive movement during sleep (EMDS and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA. CONCLUSIONS: The observed correlations were heterogeneous, but important diseases such as OSA and EMDS in children showed fair and weak correlations. This suggests an unsatisfactory knowledge level among the population about these disorders, despite their high prevalence and impact on patient's overall health.OBJETIVO: Avaliar o conhecimento da população investigada sobre os distúrbios do sono e sua capacidade de reportá-los adequadamente aos profissionais de saúde. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados ​​208 prontuários de pacientes, dos quais foram extraídos os seguintes dados: data de nascimento, sexo, hipótese diagnóstica médica e queixa principal do paciente. Foram comparadas as queixas e as hipóteses diagnósticas, considerando-se o intervalo de confiança de 95% para as proporções entre estas variáveis, determinando-se sua concordância por meio do teste Kappa. RESULTADOS: Foram encontradas concordâncias acentuadas em relação ao bruxismo; moderadas para ronco, insônia, pesadelos, sonilóquio e síndrome das pernas inquietas; concordância regular para movimentação excessiva durante o

  12. Is the population properly informed about sleep disorders? A população está devidamente informada sobre os distúrbios do sono?

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    Eleida Pereira Camargo

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To measure the prior knowledge about sleep disorders and patient's ability to report their problems adequately to health professionals. METHODS: We analyzed 208 patient's records and extracted the following information: date of birth, gender, medical diagnostic hypotheses, patient's primary complaint in their words, considering the most appropriated semantic approximation to the perceptual phenomena, either by their own or by reasoning information from the partner. We compared the agreement (Kappa's test between patient's complaint and medical diagnosis. The 95% confidence interval was used to analyze proportions. RESULTS: We found strong correlations for bruxism; moderate for snoring, insomnia, nightmares, somniloquy, and restless legs syndrome; fair for excessive movement during sleep (EMDS and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA. CONCLUSIONS: The observed correlations were heterogeneous, but important diseases such as OSA and EMDS in children showed fair and weak correlations. This suggests an unsatisfactory knowledge level among the population about these disorders, despite their high prevalence and impact on patient's overall health.OBJETIVO: Avaliar o conhecimento da população investigada sobre os distúrbios do sono e sua capacidade de reportá-los adequadamente aos profissionais de saúde. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados ​​208 prontuários de pacientes, dos quais foram extraídos os seguintes dados: data de nascimento, sexo, hipótese diagnóstica médica e queixa principal do paciente. Foram comparadas as queixas e as hipóteses diagnósticas, considerando-se o intervalo de confiança de 95% para as proporções entre estas variáveis, determinando-se sua concordância por meio do teste Kappa. RESULTADOS: Foram encontradas concordâncias acentuadas em relação ao bruxismo; moderadas para ronco, insônia, pesadelos, sonilóquio e síndrome das pernas inquietas; concordância regular para movimentação excessiva durante o

  13. Qualidade de sono e sua relação com o rendimento acadêmico em estudantes universitários de turnos distintos = Sleep quality and its relationship with academic performance in college students of different shifts

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    Araújo, Danilo de Freitas

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    Full Text Available Analisou-se a correlação entre níveis de sonolência, qualidade do sono e rendimento acadêmico de graduandos. A amostra (média de idade: 24 anos, DP = 8,09 foi constituída por 109 estudantes do turno matutino e 125 do noturno. Preencheram ficha sócio-demográfica, Escala de Sonolência de Epworth e Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh. O rendimento acadêmico foi solicitado aos coordenadores dos cursos. Os resultados mostraram para sonolência média de 9,03 pontos (DP = 4,01 no turno matutino, e 9,7 (DP = 4,01 no noturno, e para qualidade do sono, 5,54 (DP = 2,99 e 5,53 (DP = 3,08, respectivamente. Foram constatadas diferenças significativas em sonolência (t = -29,55; p 0,05 e noturno (r = 0,03; p > 0,05. Os dados mostraram que os estudantes do turno noturno são mais sonolentos e possuem pior qualidade do sono, embora isso não influa sobre seu rendimento

  14. Qualidade de sono e função pulmonar em adolescentes portadores de anemia falciforme clinicamente estáveis Quality of sleep and pulmonary function in clinically stable adolescents with sickle cell anemia

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a qualidade de sono e função pulmonar em adolescentes portadores de anemia falciforme (AF, clinicamente estáveis. MÉTODOS: Estudo trasversal descritivo de 50 pacientes portadores de AF submetidos a polissonografia noturna e espirometria no Hospital Universitário de Brasília. Analisamos dados antropométricos, polissonográficos e de função pulmonar. Dividimos os pacientes em dois grupos segundo a saturação periférica de oxigênio (SpO2 em sono com movimentos oculares rápidos (MOR: SpO2 93%. Realizamos estatística descritiva, teste t de Student, qui-quadrado e correlação de Pearson. RESULTADOS: A média de idade foi de 13,9 ± 2,5 anos. O tempo total de sono e percentagem do sono em MOR estavam diminuídos; dois pacientes (4% não apresentaram sono MOR. Latência de sono MOR, número de despertares, movimentação em sono, mudança de estágio, índice de distúrbios respiratórios e índice de apnéia obstrutiva estavam aumentados. Entre os dois grupos, houve diferenças estatisticamente significativas na maioria das variáveis polissonográficas. A SpO2 em sono MOR correlacionou-se de forma forte e positiva com a SpO2 em vigília, bem como com a SpO2 em sono não-MOR; e correlacionou-se de forma forte e negativa com a percentagem do tempo total de sono em que a SPO2 foi OBJECTIVE: To evaluate quality of sleep and pulmonary function in clinically stable adolescents with sickle cell anemia (SCA. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study involving 50 patients with SCA submitted to nocturnal polysomnography and spirometry at the Brasília University Hospital. Anthropometric, polysomnographic and pulmonary function data were analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups according to oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry (SpO2 during rapid eye movement (REM sleep: SpO2 93%. Descriptive statistics, Student's t-test, chi-square test and Pearson's correlation coefficient were used. RESULTS: Mean age was 13.9 ± 2

  15. Internal oxidation of ag-Y1Ba2Cu3,-Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2 and -Bi(1. 8)Pb(0. 3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 alloys, and their resulting superconducting properties. Ag-Y1Ba2Cu3, -Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2, -Bi(1. 8)Pb(0. 3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 gokin no naibu sanka to sono chodendo tokusei

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    Sato, M.; Numazawa, T.; Kimura, H.; Kimura, T.; Fukamachi, M. (National Research Inst. for Metals, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan))

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    Concerning wire rods for magnets and materials for magnetic shielding, etc. using oxide superconducting substances, studies and development are being made for making the above materials to be composite materials using Ag. In this study, concerning the solute composition of Ag-based alloys, Y1Ba2Cu3, Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2, and Bi(1.8)Pb(0.3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 have been selected imaging the 123 phase at the Y system, and the 2212 low Tc phase as well as the 2223 high Tc phase at the Bi system. And oxide superconducting substances have been made precipitated in Ag by internal oxidation and thermal treatment of the dissolved alloys compound of Ag-Y1Ba2Cu3, Ag-Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2, and Ag-Bi(1.8)Pb(0.3)Sr2Ca2Cu3, and its superconducting properties have been studied. Thereby electroconducting paths have been formed by the precipitated oxide superconducting substances and the critical current, though at a low value, has been attained. Also the composition of the above oxide superconducting substances has been image-analyzed from the observation result with an electron beam probe X-ray microanalyzer. With regard to the Ag-Bi(1.8)Pb(0.3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 alloy, precipitation of the single phase of the 2223 phase has not been able to obtain by thermal treatment. 11 refs., 8 figs.

  16. Electroencephalographic changes after one nigth of sleep deprivation Respostas eletrencefalográficas após uma noite de privação de sono

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    Camila Ferreira

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Total or partial sleep deprivation (SD causes degrading effects on different cognitive and psychomotor functions that might be related to electrophysiological changes frequently observed. In the present study, we investigated the effects of one night of sleep deprivation on waking EEG. Experimental protocol consisted of recording electroencephalographic data from eleven healthy young subjects before (baseline and after (time 2 one night of sleep deprivation. A natural log transformation was carried out and showed a significant increase in theta T6 (p=0.041, O2 (p=0.018 and OZ (p=0.028; and delta T6 (p=0.043 relative power; and a decrease in alpha Fp1 (p=0.040, F3 (p=0.013, Fp2 (p=0.033, T4 (p=0.050, T6 (p=0.018, O2 (p=0.011 and Oz (p=0.025 and beta (p=0.022 absolute power. These outcomes show that the EEG power spectra, after sleep deprivation, exhibit site-specific differences in particular frequency bands and corroborate for the premise of local aspects of brain adaptation after sleep deprivation, rather than global.Privação total ou parcial de sono causa efeitos deletérios em diferentes funções cognitivas e psicomotoras, que podem estar relacionados às mudanças eletrofísiológicas frequentemente observadas. No presente estudo, investigou-se os efeitos de uma noite de privação de sono nas respostas eletrencefalográficas de repouso. O protocolo experimental consistiu na coleta e gravação dos dados do qEEG de onze sujeitos jovens e saudáveis antes (momento baseline e após (momento 2 uma noite de privação de sono. Todos os dados sofreram transformação logarítmica, que evidenciou um aumento significativo nas potências relativas de teta T6 (p=0,041, O2 (p=0,018 e OZ (p=0,028; e delta T6 (p=0,043. As bandas de freqüência mais rápidas alfa Fp1 (p=0,040, F3 (p=0,013, Fp2 (p=0,033, T4 (p=0,050, T6 (p=0,018, O2 (p=0,011, Oz (p=0,025 e beta (p=0,022 apresentaram reduções significativas na potência absoluta. Os resultados

  17. Minimal intervention dentistry II: part 4. Minimal intervention techniques of preparation and adhesive restorations. The contribution of the sono-abrasive techniques.

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    Decup, F; Lasfargues, J-J

    2014-04-01

    The concept of minimal intervention in oral medicine is based on advances in biological sciences applied to the dental organ. Many cultural barriers, economic as well as technical, have thwarted the application of micro-invasive conservative techniques by the general practitioner. Emerging technologies do not remove all obstacles but promote the integration of less invasive techniques in daily practice. Sono-abrasion is a technique for the selective preparation of enamel and dentine offering excellent efficacy, quality and safety. The authors describe the therapeutic principles, the choice of instrumentation and its mode of action and discuss its interest in adhesive restorative dentistry. The illustrated clinical situations focus on the preservation and optimisation of tissue bonding for both initial lesions and advanced lesions.

  18. Avaliação dos níveis séricos de testosterona em pacientes com síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono

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    Molina,Fernando Drimel; Suman,Marcela; Carvalho,Thiago Bittencourt Ottoni de; Piatto,Vânia Belintani; Taboga,Sebastião Roberto; Maniglia,José Victor; Tognola,Waldir Antônio

    2011-01-01

    Homens com síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS) podem apresentar diminuição dos níveis de testosterona devido à hipóxia. OBJETIVOS: Relacionar os níveis séricos da testosterona, em pacientes com SAOS, com parâmetros clínico-laboratoriais. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram revisados 103 prontuários de pacientes com SAOS, entre os anos de 2002 e 2009, e coletados os seguintes dados: idade à época da realização da polissonografia, valores do Hematócrito e Hemoglobina, nível sérico da testosteron...

  19. Sono, qualidade de vida e depressão em mulheres no pós-tratamento de câncer de mama

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    Rafihi-Ferreira,Renatha El; Pires,Maria Laura Nogueira; Soares,Maria Rita Zoéga

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    Este trabalho investigou a qualidade de sono de mulheres com câncer de mama e suas relações com qualidade de vida e depressão. Cinqüenta mulheres com câncer de mama (grupo clínico) e cinqüenta controles responderam um questionário médico-demográfico e ao instrumento Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. O grupo clínico também respondeu aos instrumentos Quality of Life Cancer-Survivor e Brief Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. Verificou-se que mulheres com câncer tinham significativamente mais queix...

  20. O trabalho de jovens universitários e repercussões no sono e na sonolência: trabalhar e estudar afeta diferentemente homens e mulheres?

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    Roberta Nagai

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    Introdução: Trabalhar e estudar têm sido frequentemente observadas entre jovens universitários. Um dos resultados dessa dupla jornada esta população é a restrição aos horários de dormir e acordar, especialmente nos dias de trabalho. Como conseqüência da privação de sono, relatos de sonolência excessiva diurna e queda no desempenho nos estudos e no trabalho são frequentes. Em relação às diferenças entre os sexos, poucos são estudos que abordam as características dos padrões do ciclo vigília-so...

  1. Sono-chemical Synthesis Fe3O4-Mg(OH2 Nanocomposite and Its Photo-catalyst Investigation in Methyl Orange Degradation

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    G. Nabiyouni

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In this work firstly Fe3O4 nanoparticles were synthesized via a sono-chemical method. At the second step magnesium hydroxide shell was synthesized on the magnetite-core under ultrasonic waves. For preparation Fe3O4-MgO the product was calcinated at 400 ºC for 2h. Properties of the product were examined by X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD, scanning electron microscope (SEM and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR spectroscopy. Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM shows nanoparticles exhibit super-paramagnetic behavior. The photo-catalytic behavior of Fe3O4-Mg(OH2  nanocomposite was evaluated using the degradation of a methyl orange (MeO aqueous solution under ultraviolet (UV light irradiation. The results show that Fe3O4-Mg(OH2 nanocomposites have applicable magnetic and photo-catalytic performance.

  2. Heterogeneous sono-Fenton-like process using martite nanocatalyst prepared by high energy planetary ball milling for treatment of a textile dye.

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    Dindarsafa, Mahsa; Khataee, Alireza; Kaymak, Baris; Vahid, Behrouz; Karimi, Atefeh; Rahmani, Amir

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    High energy planetary ball milling was applied to prepare sono-Fenton nanocatalyst from natural martite (NM). The NM samples were milled for 2-6h at the speed of 320rpm for production of various ball milled martite (BMM) samples. The catalytic performance of the BMMs was greater than the NM for treatment of Acid Blue 92 (AB92) in heterogeneous sono-Fenton-like process. The NM and the BMM samples were characterized by XRD, FT-IR, SEM, EDX and BET analyses. The particle size distribution of the 6h-milled martite (BMM3) was in the range of 10-90nm, which had the highest surface area compared to the other samples. Then, the impact of main operational parameters was investigated on the process. Complete removal of the dye was obtained at the desired conditions including initial pH 7, 2.5g/L BMM3 dosage, 10mg/L AB92 concentration, and 150W ultrasonic power after 30min of treatment. The treatment process followed pseudo-first order kinetic. Environmentally-friendly modification of the NM, low leached iron amount and repeated application at milder pH were the significant benefits of the BMM3. The GC-MS was successfully used to identify the generated intermediates. Eventually, an artificial neural network (ANN) was applied to predict the AB92 removal efficiency based upon the experimental data with a proper correlation coefficient (R(2)=0.9836). Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Fibromialgia: nível de atividade física e qualidade do sono Fibromyalgia: level of physical activity and quality of sleep

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    Raquel Munhoz da Silveira Campos

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi identificar o nível de atividade física e sua relação com sonolência excessiva diurna e qualidade de sono em 15 mulheres com fibromialgia, com idade média de 58±7 anos. Foi utilizado o Questionário Internacional de Atividade Física, o Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh e a Escala de Sonolência de Epworth. O programa SPSS Statistics versão 17 foi utilizado para as analises estatísticas e o valor para significância foi de α The objective was to identify the level of physical activity and its relation to excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep quality in 15 women with fibromyalgia and mean age 58 ± 7 years. We used the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, the Sleep Quality Index in Pittsburgh and Epworth Sleepiness Scale. We used SPSS Statistics Version 17 and the value for significance was α < 0.05. The results showed that 33,3% of patients rated themselves inactive and 66,7% minimally active. We observed excessive daytime sleepiness in 60% of patients. The poor quality of sleep was observed in 55,6% of patients in minimally active and 60% of inactive. The average time was 34,3 minutes to fall asleep, sleep efficiency was 81% and total sleep time was 5,9 hours. The low level of physical activity seems to be one of the factors that can worsen sleep quality in women with fibromyalgia.

  4. Escala de sonolência de Epworth na síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono: uma subjetividade subestimada

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    C. Guimarães

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: A hipersonolência diurna é uma das manifestações mais relevantes da síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS e pode ser avaliada quer por testes subjetivos quer por testes objetivos. A escala de sonolência de Epworth (ESE é um instrumento simples e validado que permite avaliar a sonolência diurna no contexto clínico de distúrbios do sono. No entanto, o seu caráter subjetivo pode condicionar a exata expressão do verdadeiro grau de sonolência. O uso clínico da ESE é demonstrado neste trabalho, mostrando que, no mesmo doente em momentos diferentes o score da ESE é díspar e como este score pode estar ou não relacionado em determinadas variáveis.Assim, comparamos o grau de sonolência basal com o grau de sonolência na mesma situação, mas avaliado retrospetivamente após tratamento com pressão positiva contínua das vias aéreas (Automatic Positive Airway Pressure – APAP.Realizamos um estudo prospetivo que incluiu 66 doentes observados na consulta de Patologia do Sono em que, após estudo poligráfico do sono ou cardiorrespiratório domiciliário, foi feito o diagnóstico de SAOS. Os doentes apresentavam uma idade média de 53,3 anos, sendo a maioria do sexo masculino (88%, n = 58. Os doentes preencheram o questionário da ESE no dia da primeira consulta (pré APAP e posteriormente, na consulta de seguimento, preencheram novamente a ESE referente ao período pós-tratamento com APAP e pediu-se, retrospetivamente, nova quantificação da ESE inicial. A média do score da ESE basal foi de 11,8, a retrospetiva de 15,4, com uma diferença média de 3,55 (p < 0,001 t-Test e após terapêutica com APAP 7,4. Não houve correlação entre a diferença do score da ESE (basal retrospetiva com a média de tempo de uso diário do APAP (horas, com o índice de apneia-hipopneia (IAH, com a SatO2 mínima registada

  5. A genética dos distúrbios do sono na infância e adolescência The genetics of sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence

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    Magda Lahorgue Nunes

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste artigo é revisar a literatura sobre a genética dos distúrbios do sono na infância e adolescência. FONTES DOS DADOS: As palavras-chave "sono" e "genética" foram usadas para pesquisar por artigos publicados nos últimos cinco anos no banco de dados MEDLINE. A seguir, seus resumos foram analisados. A pesquisa também incluiu artigos clássicos, com a primeira descrição dos genes. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A recorrência familiar de muitos distúrbios do sono é um achado freqüente, mas loci genéticos foram descobertos para poucos deles. Descrevemos aqui distúrbios do sono transmitidos por herança genética e também aqueles que apresentam altos índices de recorrência familiar, apesar de nenhum gene específico haver sido encontrado. CONCLUSÕES: Apesar da maioria dos distúrbios do sono ainda não terem uma base molecular identificada, técnicas modernas são cada vez mais utilizadas para determinar a contribuição dos genes ao sono e aos seus distúrbios associados. A importância clínica destas descobertas pode estar relacionada com a melhoria de métodos diagnósticos, mas também como alvo para o desenvolvimento de medicações específicas.OBJECTIVE: To review the literature regarding the genetics of sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence. SOURCES: Articles published in the past 5 years were searched on MEDLINE using the keywords sleep and genetics. Abstracts were then analyzed. Classical articles with the first description of genes were also included. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: We often find familial recurrence in many sleep disorders. However, gene loci were discovered for only a few of them. We describe sleep disorders transmitted by genetic heritance and also those in that, although a gene was not found, familial recurrence is high. CONCLUSION: Although most of the sleep disorders do not have by now an identified molecular basis, modern techniques are being increasingly applied to determine the

  6. Sleep disorders are associated with impulsivity in school children aged 8 to 10 years Distúrbios de sono associam-se com impulsividade em escolares de 8 a 10 anos de idade

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    Marilaine Medeiros

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXT: Sleep has an important function in the physical and emotional development of children. Some studies suggest an association between impulsivity and sleep disorders. However, little is known about this association in schoolchildren aged 8 to 10 years. METHOD: We studied 1180 children, 547 with sleep disorders (SD and 633 without SD (control group, classified with SD questionnaires. Within the SD group, 53 children with sleep-related respiratory disorders (SRRD and 521 children with non-respiratory sleep disorders (NRSD were analyzed. We acessed emotional indicators of impulsivity with Bender test. RESULTS: More SD children presented impulsivity than control group (pCONTEXTO: O sono tem função importante no desenvolvimento físico e emocional das crianças. Alguns estudos sugerem a associação de impulsividade e distúrbios do sono, sendo pouco conhecida esta associação em escolares na faixa etária de 8 a 10 anos. MÉTODO: Estudamos 1180 crianças, 547 com distúrbio do sono (DS e 633 normais (grupo controle, classificadas através de questionários sobre distúrbios do sono. Dentro do grupo DS, analisamos separadamente as crianças com distúrbio respiratório relacionado ao sono (DRRS e com distúrbios não respiratórios do sono (DNRS. Aplicamos o Teste Gestáltico de Bender (TB para detectar os indicadores emocionais de impulsividade. RESULTADOS: Maior número de crianças com DS apresentaram impulsividade em relação às crianças do grupo controle (p<0,05. Mais crianças de 10 anos de idade do grupo DNRS apresentaram impulsividade em relação ao grupo controle da mesma idade (p=0,001. Impulsividade e DRRS estiveram associados apenas entre as crianças de 8 anos de idade (p<0,05. CONCLUSÃO: Crianças com DS em geral, crianças com DRRS de 8 anos de idade, e crianças com 10 anos de idade do grupo DNRS apresentaram maior proporção de indicadores de impulsividade do que crianças do grupo controle.

  7. Confiabilidade e reprodutibilidade do Questionário de Hábitos do Sono em pacientes depressivos ambulatoriais Reability and reproducibility of the Sleep Habits Questionnaire in depressed outpatients

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    Sarah Laxhmi Chellappa

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Estudos recentes sugerem que, em concomitância com a avaliação clínica, a utilização de questionários do sono permite melhor caracterizar as queixas de sono alterado em pacientes depressivos. OBJETIVO: Determinar a confiabilidade e a reprodutibilidade do Questionário de Hábitos do Sono na identificação das queixas de transtornos do sono, como a insônia e a sonolência excessiva, em pacientes ambulatoriais com transtorno depressivo. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo transversal com uma amostra de 70 pacientes depressivos no ambulatório de psiquiatria de um hospital geral. Os pacientes foram entrevistados e avaliados por meio do Questionário de Hábitos do Sono em dois momentos, sendo utilizado um desenho de estudo de confiabilidade teste-reteste das respostas que foram analisadas e estimadas pelo coeficiente Kappa. RESULTADOS: Na análise de confiabilidade e de reprodutibilidade, o coeficiente Kappa obteve um nível de concordância forte (0,73 a 0,80 em grande parte das questões, com a maioria dos coeficientes acima de 0,75. CONCLUSÕES: O Questionário de Hábitos do Sono mostrou ser confiável na avaliação das queixas de insônia e de sonolência excessiva em pacientes depressivos ambulatoriais.BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that, together with clinical assessment, sleep questionnaires can adequately characterize sleep complaints in depressed patients. OBJECTIVE: To determine reability and reproducibility of the Sleep Habits Questionnaire in the identification of sleep disorder complaints, such as insomnia and excessive sleepiness, in depressed outpatients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with a study sample of 70 depressed patients was conducted in the psychiatry outpatient unit of a general hospital. Patients were interviewed and evaluated by the Sleep Habits in two moments and the study design included a test-retest reliability of the answers, which were analyzed and estimated by means of Kappa coefficient

  8. Síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono em motoristas de caminhão Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in truck drivers

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    Lucia Castro Lemos

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência da síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS e verificar os fatores associados à chance de desenvolver SAOS em motoristas de caminhão. MÉTODOS: A população desse estudo constituiu-se de motoristas de caminhão de duas filiais de uma empresa transportadora (n = 209, com idade média de 38,8 anos, sendo 98,5% do sexo masculino. O índice de massa corpórea médio foi de 26,5 ± 4,4 kg/m². Os participantes responderam questionários sobre dados sociodemográficos, atividade física e SAOS. A prevalência de SAOS foi estimada por meio do Questionário de Berlim e sua associação com os fatores estudados foi verificada pela análise de regressão univariada e multivariada. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de SAOS na população foi de 11,5%. Dos 209 motoristas, 72 (34,5% referiram dormir ao volante enquanto dirigiam ao menos uma vez e 81 (38,7% referiram roncar durante o sono. As variáveis estatisticamente significativas associadas à SAOS foram vínculo empregatício informal (OR = 0,27; p = 0,01, índice de massa corpórea > 25 kg/m² (OR = 13,64; p = 0,01 e qualidade do sono ruim (OR = 3,00; p = 0,02. CONCLUSÕES: Apesar de a prevalência de SAOS ter sido inferior à observada em outros estudos com motoristas, essa prevalência é superior à da população em geral. Os resultados ainda sugerem que as características do trabalho, entre as quais o vínculo de trabalho, estão associadas à SAOS. Esses dados evidenciam a relevância de se levar em consideração a atividade de trabalho em estudos que investiguem fatores associados à SAOS.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS, as well as to identify factors associated with a greater risk of developing OSAS, among truck drivers. METHODS: The study population comprised 209 truck drivers (mean age, 38.8 years; 98.5% males at two branches of a transportation company. The mean body mass index was 26.5 ± 4.4 kg/m². The

  9. Siestas among Brazilian native Terena adults: a study of daytime napping Sono diurno em indígenas Terena: um estudo da sesta

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    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Regular daytime napping behavior, also known as siesta culture, is influenced by circadian, cultural and environmental factors. This research analyzes characteristics of regular daytime napping in Brazilian Native Terenas. We evaluared 65 adults ( 32 M; 33 F from 18 to 75 years, with a mean age of 37.2, from the Indian Reservation village Córrego do Meio, in the central region of Mato Grosso do Sul. Daytime napping characteristics were evaluated by means of a standard questionnaire applied to each individual. It was observed that weekly daytime napping (at least once a week was present in 72.3% of the population. There was a tendency to occur in males. The effects of weekends was mild. Mean onset time of daytime sleep was 12.2 h, remarkably earlier than usually described in urban populations. This data stresses the need to consider ethnic influences in order to understand sleep habits.O comportamento de dormir regularmente durante o dia, denominado cultura de sesta, é influenciado por fatores circadianos, culturais e ambientais.Esta pesquisa buscou verificar as características do sono diurno regular em indígenas Terena. Avaliamos 65 adultos (32 M; 33 F de 18 a 75 anos de idade (média 37,2 anos da aldeia Córrego do Meio, situada em reserva indígena na região central de Mato Grosso do Sul. As características do sono diurno foram avaliadas por meio de questionário padronizado. Como resultado, verificamos que 72,3% dos indivíduos apresentavam sesta, pelo menos uma vez por semana. Este hábito tendeu a ser mais encontrado no sexo masculino. Apenas 9,2% referiram sesta só nos fins de semana. O horário de sesta foi acentuadamente mais cedo do que o descrito em populações urbanas, iniciando a sesta em média às 12,2 h. É necessário ponderar as influências étnicas para compreender as características do dormir.

  10. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA and depressive symptoms Sintomas depressivos e síndrome de apnéia obstrutiva do sono

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    Michele Dominici

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA and depressive symptoms is ambiguous in the literature. PURPOSE: To investigate if there is a correlation between depressive symptoms and the severity of OSA. METHOD: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of data from 123 consecutive adults patients with neither mental illness nor psychotropic drugs intake, referred to a sleep laboratory for an evaluation of OSA. For the statistical analysis (uni- and multivariate, we used the following variables: gender and age, as well as scores based on several scales and indexes such as Beck Depressive Inventory (BDI, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS, Body Mass Index (BMI and Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI. RESULTS: Univariate analysis found a weak but statistically significant negative correlation between BDI and AHI. However, with the multivariate logistic regression analysis model, the inverse relation between AHI and BDI no longer has statistical significance. CONCLUSION: There is no causal relationship between OSA and depressive symptoms in the population studied.CONTEXTO: A relação entre apnéia obstrutiva do sono (AOS e sintomas depressivos é ambígua na literatura. OBJETIVO: Investigar se há relação entre sintomas depressivos e intensidade da AOS. MÉTODO: Estudo transversal e retrospectivo com 123 pacientes adultos, consecutivamente atendidos em laboratório de sono, para avaliar AOS, sem transtornos mentais nem uso de psicotrópicos. Para análise estatística (uni e multivariada, utilizamos as seguintes variáveis: sexo e idade, além de escores de diversas escalas: Escala de Depressão de Beck (EDB, Escala de Sonolência diurna de Epworth (EPW, Índice de Massa Corporal e o Índice de Apnéia /Hipopnéia (IAH. RESULTADOS: A análise univariada demonstrou fraca, mas estatisticamente significativa relação negativa entre EDB e IAH. Porém, na análise multivariada por regressão logística, esta relação inversa perdeu sua signific

  11. Síndrome da apnéia-hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono. Fisiopatologia Physiopathology of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome

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    Andrea Barral Martins

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available A fisiopatogenia da apnéia obstrutiva do sono é multifatorial. O sexo, a obesidade, os fatores genéticos, anatômicos e hormonais e o controle da ventilação interagem diversamente na fisiopatogenia e expressão clínica da doença. A obesidade é o principal fator de risco, sendo a elevação do índice de massa corpórea, da gordura visceral e da circunferência do pescoço, fortes preditores de sua ocorrência. A progesterona, por aumentar a atividade dos músculos dilatadores das vias aéreas superiores, tem papel protetor nas mulheres antes da menopausa, justificando a maior prevalência da doença na pós-menopausa, no sexo masculino e na síndrome dos ovários policísticos. Evidências apontam para o fato de que o aumento da idade promove diminuição do tônus muscular, com redução da luz das vias aéreas superiores. O dismorfismo crânio-facial, como na retrognatia ou micrognatia, está associado ao posicionamento posterior da língua, e pode resultar em estreitamento da luz das vias aéreas superiores. Finalmente, comando ventilatório reduzido tem sido detectado em pacientes com síndrome de apnéia obstrutiva do sono e hipercapnia.The physiopathology of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is multifactorial. Gender and obesity status, as well as genetic, anatomic, and hormonal factors, together with ventilatory drive, interact in a diverse manner in the physiopathology and clinical expression of the disease. Obesity is the main risk factor, since increases in body mass index, visceral fat, and neck circumference are strong predictors of the disease. Progesterone increases the activity of the upper airway dilator muscles and therefore plays a protective role in premenopausal women. This explains the fact that the prevalence of the disease is higher in postmenopausal patients, in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as in males. Evidence supports the fact that, as individuals grow older, there is a decrease in muscle

  12. Síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (Saos e sonolência diurna excessiva (SDE: influência sobre os riscos e eventos de queda em idosos

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    Renata Afonso Burgos

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Muitos países vêm experimentando o processo de envelhecimento populacional e a consequente elevação das doenças associadas a ele, como dificuldade de manter o equilíbrio, perdas na qualidade do sono e síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (Saos. OBJETIVOS:Investigar a correlação entre a Saos e sonolência diurna excessiva (SDE com os riscos e eventos de quedas em indivíduos idosos. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS:Estudo descritivo, comparativo, de corte transversal com amostra de 75 indivíduos com idade igual ou superior a 60 anos, gêneros masculino e feminino. Foram utilizados o mini-exame do estado mental; escalas de depressão geriátrica simplificada; de sonolência de epworth; de avaliação do equilíbrio de tinneti; índice de massa corporal (IMC; registros estabilométricos das oscilações posturais ântero-posterior (AP e médio-lateral (ML. RESULTADOS: Maior prevalência de Saos no gênero masculino. Não foi encontrada correlação com significância estatística (Pearson, p ≤ 0,01 entre as variáveis IMC e estabilometria. Não houve correlação estatisticamente significativa (ANOVA, p ≤ 0,05 entre IMC (subgrupos normal, sobrepeso, graus I, II, III, e IV e estabilometria; entre os graus de severidade de Saos e estabilometria; entre dados estabilométricos de subgrupos de IMC e mesmo grau de severidade de Saos; entre dados estabilométricos de subgrupos de IMC e diferentes graus de Saos; entre os diferentes graus de Saos (GC, G1, (GC e G2, subgrupos de IMC e registros estabilométricos. CONCLUSÃO: Não foram encontrados resultados que corroborassem a hipótese de proporcionalidade entre graus de severidade de Saos, IMC e registro estabilométrico.

  13. Cognitive dysfunction in children with sleep disorders Disfunção cognitiva em crianças com distúrbios do sono

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    Luciane Bizari Coin de Carvalho

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Sleep is basic for physical and cognitive development and some studies have suggested that there may be an association between sleep disorders (SD and cognitive dysfunction (CD in children. Little is known, however, about SD and cognition in 7-10-year-old children, a fact that motivated the present study. METHOD: We applied an SD questionnaire in 1180 children, 547 with SD and 633 without SD (CG, to assess cognition with a screening test (Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test - BT. RESULTS: We observed a similar frequency of CD in the children with SD (39% and that ot the CG (40%. The 8-year-old children with SD presented a lower prevalence of CD than the CG (SD=6%, n=6; CG=13%, n=16; p=0.04. CONCLUSION: The frequency of children with CD was equal in the study and control groups when considering the total sample (7- to 10-year-old children. In contrast to our expectations, the SD group of 8-year-old children presented a lower frequency of CD than the control group.O sono é fundamental no desenvolvimento físico e cognitivo, vários estudos na literatura sugerem haver associação entre distúrbio do sono (DS e disfunões cognitivas (DC em crianças. Pouco se sabe, no entanto, sobre DS e cognição na faixa etária de 7 a 10 anos, motivo porque empreendemos este estudo. MÉTODO: Aplicamos um questionário de DS em 1180 crianças: 547 com DS e 633 sem DS (GC, avaliandose cognição pelo Teste Gestáltico de Bender (TB. RESULTADOS: Observamos proporção semelhante de DC nas crianças com DS (39% e nas do GC (40%. As crianças de 8 anos do DS apresentaram menor prevalência de DC do que as do GC (DS=6%, n=6; GC=13%, n=16; p=0,04. CONCLUSÃO: A proporção de crianças com DC foi igual nos grupos estudo e controle quando consideramos a amostra total (crianças de 7 a 10 anos. Contrariando nossas expectativas, o grupo DS de 8 anos apresentou menos DC que o grupo controle.

  14. Avanços recentes do impacto da apneia obstrutiva do sono na hipertensão arterial sistêmica

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    Rodrigo P. Pedrosa

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available A apneia obstrutiva do sono (AOS é uma condição clínica comum na população em geral, principalmente entre os pacientes portadores de doenças cardiovasculares. Mais do que um fenômeno local de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores, a AOS traz repercussões sistêmicas que podem incluir a hipóxia intermitente, a redução abrupta da pressão intratorácica e a ocorrência de microdespertares com fragmentação do sono. Nas últimas décadas, inúmeras evidências apontam de forma consistente a AOS como um importante fator envolvido na ocorrência de doenças cardiovasculares. Particularmente, a relação entre a AOS e a hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS é a que encontra um maior conjunto de evidências. Atualmente, encontram-se dados que consideram a AOS uma importante causa secundária de HAS. Mais do que isso, a AOS está independentemente associada a um pior controle pressórico, alteração do descenso noturno da pressão arterial e à presença de lesões de órgãos-alvo, tais como a hipertrofia do ventrículo esquerdo e a microalbuminúria. Estudos randomizados sugerem que o tratamento da AOS, especialmente com a pressão positiva contínua de vias aéreas superiores (CPAP, considerado o tratamento padrão para a AOS, promove redução significante da pressão arterial nas 24 horas, efeito esse mais significante no subgrupo de pacientes com HAS não controlada e nos pacientes com HAS resistente. A despeito de todas essas evidências, a AOS ainda continua sendo subdiagnosticada. O objetivo desta revisão é discutir os recentes avanços nos mecanismos fisiopatológicos, na apresentação clínica e no tratamento da AOS, e o benefício sobre a pressão arterial.

  15. Sleep quality in type 2 diabetics Calidad del sueño en diabéticos tipo 2 Qualidade do sono em diabéticos do tipo 2

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    Maria Carolina Belo da Cunha

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Sleeping disorders in type 2 diabetic patients constitute risk factors for aggravating diabetes since they can affect the metabolic control through insulin resistance syndrome. This was an observational, cross-sectional study. The majority (52% of subjects had scores indicating poor sleep quality. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI scores showed patients with a time after diagnosis over 10 years and hypertension had the poorest sleep quality. For those with hemoglobin A1c > 7% taking sleeping medicines and those who had normal body mass index (BMI, the sleep quality was even poorer. The findings of the present study reinforce the relevance of this topic since there are no specific tools for sleep evaluation of type 2 diabetics making it difficult to make any assertions on the sleep quality of these patients.Los disturbios del sueño en diabéticos del tipo 2, constituyen factores de riesgo para el agravamiento de la diabetes, pues pueden interferir en el control metabólico a través del síndrome de la resistencia a la insulina. El estudio fue del tipo observacional-transversal. La calidad del sueño fue investigada en 50 diabéticos del tipo 2, a quienes se aplicó el Índice de Calidad del Sueño de Pittsburgh (PSQI. La mayoría (52% presentó puntuaciones del PSQI, que indican calidad del sueño mala. Aquellos con tiempo de diagnóstico superior a 10 años y con hipertensión poseían peor calidad del sueño. Para aquellos con valores de Hemoglobina A1c > 7%, que usaban medicamentos para dormir y los que presentaron IMC normal, la calidad del sueño se mostró peor. Lo encontrado en esta investigación refuerza la relevancia de la temática, ya que no existen instrumentos específicos para evaluar el sueño del diabético del tipo 2, dificultando afirmaciones sobre la calidad del sueño del diabético.Distúrbios do sono em diabéticos do tipo 2 constituem fatores de risco para o agravamento do diabetes, pois podem interferir no

  16. Pontas positivas occipitais transitórias no eletrencefalograma de pacientes epilépticos submetidos a privação do sono Sleep occipital positive transient spikes seen at EEG of epileptic patients submitted to sleep deprivation

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    Gilson Edmar Gonçalves e Silva

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar o aparecimento do grafoelemento de ponta positiva occipital transitória do sono em eletrencefalograma (EEG de pacientes epilépticos com e sem privação do sono, como método de ativação. MÉTODO: Foram analisados 40 EEG de 20 pacientes epilépticos com idade variando de 12 a 43 anos sendo 60% do sexo masculino, atendidos no Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, no período de 1995 a 2000. Foram incluídos pacientes com epilepsia diagnosticada clinicamente e EEG sem alteração. Cada paciente foi submetido a um EEG sem privação de sono e outro após 36 horas de privação. O registro dos dois EEG foi separado por intervalo de 48 horas, obedecendo ao protocolo padrão. O efeito da privação do sono foi avaliado pelo aparecimento do grafoelemento PPOTS durante o estágio NREM do sono. RESULTADOS: No EEG sem privação do sono, a PPOTS foi identificada em 6 (30% pacientes no estágio I e em 1 (5% paciente em ambos os estágios I e II NREM. Após privação do sono, PPOTS estiveram ausentes em apenas um paciente, mas presentes em 25% casos no estágio I NREM e em 70%, nos estágios I e II NREM. CONCLUSÃO: O aumento da freqüência de PPOTS após privação do sono, parece indicar a existência da liberação de neurotransmissores excitatórios, o que pode contribuir significativamente para a investigação da excitabilidade cerebral.OBJECTIVE: To compare the presence of "sleep occipital positive transient spikes" (SOPTS in the electroencephalogram (EEG of epileptic patients without sleep deprivation (SD to those with SD, as an activation method. METHOD: The author analyzed 40 EEG of 20 epileptic patients, aging from 12 to 43 years, 60%, males. Those patients were attempted at the Clinics Hospital of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, from 1995 to 2000. Every patient included in this study had epilepsy clinically diagnosed and all EEG without abnormalities. Each subject was submitted to one EEG

  17. Perturbação respiratória durante o sono em doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica Respiratory disturbance during sleep in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Ana C. Krieger

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available A doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica é uma condição freqüente e é hoje a quarta principal causa de mortes nos Estados Unidos. A prevalência de perturbação respiratória durante o sono, ou síndrome de superposição, como anteriormente denominada, ainda não foi determinada devido à publicação de relatos conflitantes. Esta condição deve continuar sendo investigada devido aos efeitos adversos causados por transtornos respiratórios relacionados ao sono em pacientes com doença pulmonar de base. Neste relato, discutiremos brevemente os mecanismos envolvidos na origem da perturbação respiratória durante o sono em doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica e auxiliaremos o leitor a distinguir àqueles pacientes que se beneficiariam de uma avaliação do padrão do sono mais detalhada, com a discussão de tópicos de gerenciamento e opções de tratamento.Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a prevalent condition and is currently the forth leading cause of mortality in the US. The prevalence of respiratory disturbance during sleep, or overlap syndrome as it was commonly known in the past, is still undetermined as conflicting reports have been published. Because of the adverse effects of sleep-related respiratory impairment in patients with underlying pulmonary disease, this condition deserves further investigation. In this report, we will briefly discuss the mechanisms involved in generating respiratory disturbance during sleep in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and will guide the reader into distinguishing those patients who would benefit from a more detailed sleep evaluation, discussing management issues and treatment options.

  18. Sleep disturbances in 50 children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Distúrbios do sono em 50 crianças com transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade

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    Sergio Nolasco Hora das Neves

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study assesses the relationship between sleep disturbances (SD and attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD to characterize clinical features and associated problems. METHOD: The medical records of 50 children and adolescents ranging in age from 4 to 17 years with ADHD without the diagnosis of mental retardation or pervasive developmental disorders were reviewed. RESULTS: Significant relationships were found between SD and drug therapy (pOBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade (TDAH e distúrbios do sono para caracterizar fatores clínicos e problemas associados. MÉTODO: Foram revistos prontuários de 50 crianças e adolescentes com idade entre 4 e 17 anos e consecutivo diagnóstico de TDAH sem diagnóstico de retardo mental ou transtornos invasivos do desenvolvimento. RESULTADOS: Foram encontradas associações significativas entre alterações do sono e farmacoterapia (p<0,01, comorbidade (p<0,01 e maior aderência ao tratamento prescrito para sintomas de TDAH (p<0,05. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados deste estudo sugerem que alterações do sono são relevantes em crianças com TDAH e podem estar associadas a aumento dos sintomas.

  19. Síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono como causa de acidentes de viação

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    M. Aguiar

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Vários estudos demonstram que os doentes com síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS têm um risco aumentado de acidentes de viação. O objectivo do presente trabalho consistiu em analisar, nestes doentes, se há diferenças nos que referem acidentes e/ /ou quase acidentes e aqueles que o não fazem.Material e métodos: Estudaram-se prospectivamen-te 163 doentes com SAOS (índice apneia/hipopneia (IAH>10/h diagnosticados por polissonografia noc-turna (PSG, todos condutores de veículos, 18,4% do quais profissionais. Na altura da entrevista clínica foi inquirido se tinham tido, nos três anos antes acidentes e/ou quase acidentes devido a hipersonia diurna (Grupo II=74 ou não (Grupo I=89.Estes dois grupos foram comparados quanto a: idade, índice de massa corporal (IMC, escala de sonolência de Epworth (ESE, PaO2 e PaCO2 diurnas, avaliação da qualidade de vida pelo inquérito Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ teste e dados da polissonografia – tempo total de sono (TTS, eficiência do sono, estádios do sono, índice de microdespertares (IMD, índice de apneia/hipopneia (IAH, SaO2 mínima e média, % tempo SaO210/h diagnosed using nocturnal polysomnography (NPSG, all drivers, 18.4% of whom drove for a living. Patients were asked at their first clinical interview to self-report road traffic accidents and/or near misses over the past 3 years which had been caused by abnormal daytime drowsiness. This allowed patients to be divided into two groups, those who had had road traffic accidents and/or near misses and those who had not. Both were compared as to age, body mass index (BMI, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS, daytime PaO2 and PaCO2, Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ test and NPSG data. This latter was total sleep time (TTS, sleep efficiency, sleep stages, arousal index (ARI, AHI, minimal and average SaO2, % of time with SaO2<90% (T90, desaturation

  20. Influence of ultrasound power on acoustic streaming and micro-bubbles formations in a low frequency sono-reactor: mathematical and 3D computational simulation.

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    Sajjadi, Baharak; Raman, Abdul Aziz Abdul; Ibrahim, Shaliza

    2015-05-01

    This paper aims at investigating the influence of ultrasound power amplitude on liquid behaviour in a low-frequency (24 kHz) sono-reactor. Three types of analysis were employed: (i) mechanical analysis of micro-bubbles formation and their activities/characteristics using mathematical modelling. (ii) Numerical analysis of acoustic streaming, fluid flow pattern, volume fraction of micro-bubbles and turbulence using 3D CFD simulation. (iii) Practical analysis of fluid flow pattern and acoustic streaming under ultrasound irradiation using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). In mathematical modelling, a lone micro bubble generated under power ultrasound irradiation was mechanistically analysed. Its characteristics were illustrated as a function of bubble radius, internal temperature and pressure (hot spot conditions) and oscillation (pulsation) velocity. The results showed that ultrasound power significantly affected the conditions of hotspots and bubbles oscillation velocity. From the CFD results, it was observed that the total volume of the micro-bubbles increased by about 4.95% with each 100 W-increase in power amplitude. Furthermore, velocity of acoustic streaming increased from 29 to 119 cm/s as power increased, which was in good agreement with the PIV analysis. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Sono-sulfated zirconia nanocatalyst supported on MCM-41 for biodiesel production from sunflower oil: Influence of ultrasound irradiation power on catalytic properties and performance.

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    Dehghani, Sahar; Haghighi, Mohammad

    2017-03-01

    Sono-sulfated zirconia nanocatalyst supported on MCM-41 was prepared by an ultrasound-assisted impregnation/hydrothermal hybrid method. The effect of irradiation power was studied by changing power of the sonication (30, 60 and 90W) during the synthesis which led to different physiochemical properties of the nanocatalyst. XRD, FESEM, EDX, FTIR and BET analyses exhibited smaller particles with higher surface area and less population of particle aggregates at highly irradiated nanocatalysts. The nanocatalyst irradiated at 90W for 30min showed a very narrow particle size distribution. About 59% of nanocatalyst particles were in the range of 1-30nm. The performance of investigated nanocatalysts in biodiesel production from sunflower oil showed ultrasound-assisted synthesized nanocatalysts had higher conversion in comparison to non-sonicated catalyst. Biodiesel conversion in catalyst with 90W and 30min ultrasonic irradiation exceeded 96.9% under constant condition at 60°C reaction temperature, methanol/oil molar ratio of 9:1 and 5% catalyst concentration. After five cycles, biodiesel conversion of non-sonicated catalyst was well maintained in a high extend (71.4%) while biodiesel conversion of non-sonicated catalyst barely reached to 43.5%. Among sonicated nanocatalysts, with increasing power of irradiation, the nanocatalyst represented higher conversion and reusability. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Big endotelina-1 e óxido nítrico em pacientes idosos hipertensos com e sem síndrome da apneia-hipopneia obstrutiva do sono

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    Iara Felicio Anunciato

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O papel do estresse oxidativo em pacientes idosos hipertensos com síndrome de apneia-hipopneia obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS é desconhecido. Objetivo: O objetivo foi avaliar os níveis de Big Endotelina-1 (Big ET-1 e Óxido Nítrico (NO em pacientes idosos hipertensos com e sem SAHOS moderada a grave. MÉTODOS: Os voluntários permaneceram internados durante 24 horas. Obtivemos os seguintes dados: índice de massa corporal (IMC, Monitorização Ambulatorial da Pressão Arterial (MAPA - 24 horas, e medicação atual. Sangue arterial foi coletado às 7:00 h e às 19:00 h para determinar níveis plasmáticos de NO e Big ET-1. A oximetria de pulso foi realizada durante o sono. A correlação de Pearson, Spearman e análise de variância univariada foram utilizadas para a análise estatística. RESULTADOS: Foram estudados 25 sujeitos com SAHOS (grupo 1 e 12 sem SAHOS (grupo 2, com idades de 67,0 ± 6,5 anos, 67,8 ± 6,8 anos, respectivamente. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre os grupos em IMC; no número de horas de sono; PA diastólica e sistólica em 24 h; PA de vigília; PA no sono; ou medicamentos usados para controlar a PA. Não foram detectadas diferenças nos níveis de NO e Big ET-1 plasmáticos às 19:00 h, mas às 7:00 h os níveis de de Big ET-1 foram mais altos (p = 0,03. No grupo 1, correlação negativa também foi observada entre a saturação de oxihemoglobina arterial média e a PA sistólica - 24 horas (p = 0,03, r = -0,44, e Big ET-1 (p = 0,04, r = 0,41. CONCLUSÕES: Na comparação entre idosos hipertensos com e sem SAHOS com PA e IMC semelhantes, observou-se níveis mais elevados de Big ET-1 após o sono no grupo SAHOS. Os níveis de NO não diferiram entre os pacientes hipertensos com ou sem SAHOS.

  3. Sleep disturbances and prevalence of depression in systemic lupus erythematosus patients receiving intravenous cyclophosphamide Alterações do sono e prevalência de depressão em pacientes lúpicos em uso de pulsoterapia com ciclofosfamida

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    Rafael Carvalho Mesquita

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Pulse i.v. cyclophosphamide is a therapeutic option in severe forms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE. However, the overall toxicity and risk profile are yet to be adequately defined. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the occurrence of sleep disturbances in SLE patients subjected to i.v. cyclophosphamide. METHODS: We studied thirty consecutive SLE patients (27 female age range 14 to 53 years (mean 30.5 ± 10 years that received i.v. cyclophosphamide (mg (mean 948.27 ± 221.39. Depressive symptoms, quality of sleep, and the presence of excessive daytime sleepiness were evaluated. Disease severity was assessed by the SLEDAI. Quality of sleep was assessed by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS by the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS. Depressive symptoms were evaluated using the 21-item Beck Depression Inventory (BDI. RESULTS: SLEDAI values ranged from 2 to 46 (mean 17 ± 11.4. The most common comorbidities were systemic arterial hypertension (30%, anemia (23.3%, osteoporosis (23.3%, and cardiomyopathy (6.6%. Seizures occurred in one patient (3.3%. Poor quality of sleep (PSQI e" 6 and EDS (ESS >10 were found in 66.7% and 30% of the patients, respectively. Depressive symptoms (BDI >19 were present in 40% of the patients and were associated with poor sleep quality (P = 0.03. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings show an increased prevalence of poor sleep quality and depressive symptoms in SLE patients receiving pulse i.v. cyclophosphamide. These findings were similar to other previously reported series of SLE patients regardless of the therapies used.INTRODUÇÃO: O uso de ciclofosfamida endovenosa é uma opção terapêutica nas formas graves de lúpus eritematoso sistêmico (LES. No entanto, a toxicidade e o perfil de risco ainda não estão adequadamente definidos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar sobre a ocorrência de alterações do sono em pacientes portadores de LES submetidos à terapia com ciclofosfamida endovenosa. M

  4. Avaliação comportamental em crianças com disturbios obstrutivos do sono Behavioral evaluation in children with obstructive sleep disorders

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    Sandra Fumi Hamasaki Uema

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Os distúrbios obstrutivos do sono são relativamente freqüentes na população pediátrica. Em crianças, SAOS resultaria em conseqüências clínicas significantes, incluindo atraso do crescimento, disfunção ventricular direita e esquerda e problemas de aprendizagem e comportamento. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o comportamento em crianças com distúrbio obstrutivo do sono. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Pais de crianças de 4 a 18 anos de idade do Centro do Respirador Bucal da UNIFESP-EPM de janeiro a julho de 2005. Foi aplicado o CBCL/4-18 (Child Behavioral Checklist ou inventário de comportamento de crianças e adolescentes. RESULTADOS: Foram avaliadas 20 crianças. Dessas, 12 eram meninos e 8, meninas. O escore total do problema foi anormal em 5 crianças (25%. A escala de introversão foi anormal em 2 pacientes (10%. A escala de extroversão foi anormal em 5 pacientes (25%. As escalas de síndromes individuais foram anormais entre 0 e 20% dos pacientes. As escalas individuais que foram mais afetadas são as seguintes: competência total (20%, queixas somáticas (10%, problemas sociais (10% e comportamento agressivo (10%. DISCUSSÃO: Este estudo demonstra alta prevalência (25% de comportamento anormal. Embora largamente citado como uma complicação comum de SAOS na infância, distúrbios comportamentais e neurocognitivos têm sido inferidos em séries de casos e estudos. Existem poucos trabalhos usando medidas padronizadas para avaliar os distúrbios comportamentais e de desenvolvimento.AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the behavior in children with obstructive sleep disorder. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Children’s parents (4 to 18 years old completed the CBCL4/18 (Child Behavior Checklist in the period of January to July 2005. RESULTS: In the group, 12 (60% were males and 8 (40% females; the total problem score was abnormal in 5 children (25%; introversion was affected in 2 children (10%; extroversion in 5

  5. Madelung's disease as a rare cause of obstructive sleep apnea Doença de Madelung como causa rara de apneia obstrutiva do sono

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    Vitor Alexandre Oliveira Fonseca

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Madelung's disease, or multiple symmetric lipomatosis, is a rare disease, characterized by accumulation of unencapsulated fat, generally located symmetrically around the neck and shoulders. Here, we present the case of a patient with diffuse lipomatosis accompanied by obstructive sleep apnea due to cervical involvement and facial deformity, which made it necessary to use nasal pillows for ventilation. The patient was hospitalized with a diagnosis of pneumonia and required noninvasive ventilation due to severe hypercapnia. A brief review of the literature was made, and we describe and discuss the investigation of this rare clinical case.A doença de Madelung ou lipomatose simétrica múltipla é uma doença rara, caracterizada pelo acúmulo de tecido adiposo não-encapsulado, localizado simetricamente ao redor do pescoço e na região escapular. Os autores apresentam um caso de associação entre lipomatose difusa e apneia obstrutiva do sono, devido ao envolvimento cervical e à deformação facial que exigiu a utilização de almofadas nasais para a ventilação. O doente foi admitido com o diagnóstico de pneumonia com necessidade de ventilação não-invasiva devido à hipercapnia grave. É apresentada uma breve revisão da literatura, e descrevemos e discutimos a investigação clínica deste raro caso clínico.

  6. [La combinazione di gemcitabina e oxaliplatino (GEMOX) nel trattamento del carcinoma pancreatico in fase avanzata di malattia: le notizie sulla mia morte sono state esagerate?

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    Giuliani, Jacopo; Bonetti, Andrea

    2017-12-01

    Riassunto. L'analisi è stata condotta al fine di valutare l'effetto sia sulla sopravvivenza globale (OS) sia sulla sopravvivenza libera da progressione di malattia (PFS) della chemioterapia di combinazione in prima linea per il carcinoma pancreatico in fase avanzata di malattia. La presente analisi è limitata agli studi randomizzati controllati (RCT) di fase III. Successivamente è stata applicata la European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS) agli RCT di fase III analizzati per ricavare uno score relativo all'entità del beneficio clinico ottenuto per ciascun RCT. Sono state calcolate inoltre le differenze in termini di PFS tra i diversi bracci di trattamento rapportandole con i costi dei farmaci necessari per ottenere il beneficio di PFS. La nostra analisi ha valutato 11 RCT di fase III, per un totale di 4572 pazienti. Combinando i costi della terapia con la misura dell'efficacia espressa dalla PFS, è stato ottenuto un costo di 74,12 euro (€) per mese di vita guadagnato in termini di PFS con la combinazione di 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, irinotecan e oxaliplatino (FOLFIRINOX), 90,14 € per la combinazione di gemcitabina e oxaliplatino (GEMOX) e 4708,7 € per la combinazione di nab-paclitaxel e gemcitabina. Da questo punto di vista riteniamo che l'utilizzo delle "vecche chemioterapie di combinazione" (per es., GEMOX) non dovrebbe essere completamente abbandonato, ma valutato sul singolo paziente, sulla base di diversi fattori (età, ECOG PS, comorbilità, carico di malattia), al fine di ottenere una reale "tailored therapy".

  7. Características clínicas e polissonográficas de doentes com distúrbio respiratório do sono em REM

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    Cláudia Chaves Loureiro

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: A síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS associada ao sono REM tem uma incidência de 10-36% na população com SAOS. Estudos anteriores têm sugerido, nestes doentes, um aumento de prevalência de distúrbios psiquiátricos, bem como um efeito da idade e do género.Propusemo-nos, por isso, estudar as características clínicas e polissonográficas de doentes com o referido diagnóstico.Os critérios de inclusão foram a identificação de SAOS em REM, por polissonografia (PSG, definida como IAH em REM ≥5/h, IAH em sono não REM (NREM≤15/h, IAH REM/NREM≥2. Foram ainda analisados alguns parâmetros do sleep disorders questionnaire (SDQ versão 1.02, nomeadamente os relacionados com ansiedade ou depressão. Foram estudados 19 doentes com média de idades de 54,0 anos (SD 13,97 e média de IMC de 29,01 (SD Dev 4,10. A razão entre género feminino/masculino foi de 0,58. O valor médio da escala de Epworth foi de 12,74 (SD 4,86. Em relação à gravidade da SAOS, a média do IAH foi de 9,16/h (SD 4,09 e a do IAH em REM de 37,08/h (SD 25,87. Para a relação IAH-REM/IAH-NREM obtivemos a média de 8,86 (SD 8,63.A prevalência do distúrbio de ansiedade foi de 33,3% (44,4% no sexo feminino e 16,7% no sexo masculino. Na população estudada, o tempo de sono profundo foi de 20,7% (SD 10,42 e de sono REM de 15,45% (SD 9,96, com uma eficiência de sono de 85,3% (SD 8,70.Não se verificou qualquer correlação estatisticamente significativa entre o índice de IAH REM/NREM e a sintomatologia ansiosa, a sonolência diurna e a qualidade do sono (percentagem de sono profundo e de sono REM. Concluímos que a subpopulação estudada apresenta características que divergem das descritas para a população com SAOS; em média, não são doentes obesos, as mulheres são mais afectadas, a sintomatologia não é tão exuberante

  8. Horas de sono e índice de massa corporal em pré-escolares do sul do Brasil Sleep duration and body mass index among southern Brazilian preschoolers

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    Maria Laura da Costa Louzada

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A prevenção e o tratamento do excesso de peso são particularmente complexos, reforçando a importância de estudos que visem esclarecer sua rede de causas e efeitos. Assim, o objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar a relação entre horas de sono noturnas e medidas antropométricas. Realizou-se uma análise transversal realizada a partir de dados de 348 crianças de 3 e 4 anos da cidade de São Leopoldo/ RS. As horas de sono noturnas foram relatadas pelas mães e as medidas de índice de massa corporal, circunferência da cintura e dobras cutâneas foram medidas de acordo com protocolo padrão. As análises foram ajustadas para consumo energético e horas de televisão assistidas. As crianças com excesso de peso apresentaram, em média, 0,39 horas a menos de sono em relação àquelas com peso adequado (9,77 ± 1,44 versus 10,17 ± 1,34; IC95% 0,03-0,76. Observou-se associação inversa entre horas de sono noturnas e valores de escore z de índice de massa corporal para idade (B = -0,12 IC95% -0,22--0,02. A circunferência da cintura e as dobras cutâneas apresentaram relação inversa com as horas de sono, porém sem diferença estatística. Em pré-escolares do sul do Brasil, menos horas de sono noturnas foram associadas com maiores valores de índice de massa corporal.Prevention and treatment of overweight are particularly complex, reinforcing the importance of studies aimed at clarifying their range of causes and effects. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between night sleep duration and anthropometric measurements. A cross-sectional analysis was performed from data from 348 children aged 3 and 4 years in São Leopoldo/RS. Night sleep duration was reported by their mothers and body mass index, waist circumference and skinfold thickness were measured according to standard protocol. The analyses were adjusted for energy intake and hours of television watching. Overweight children had, on average, 0.39 hours less

  9. Quality of sleep in postoperative surgical oncologic patients La calidad del sueño en pacientes sometidos a cirugía oncológica Qualidade do sono em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia oncológica

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    Elizabeth Barichello

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate surgical-oncologic patients' quality of sleep through the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI questionnaire. It is an exploratory study with transversal-observational design, in 46 postoperative head & neck and urology cancer patients. The PSQI questionnaire was used to evaluate the subjective quality of sleep and the occurrence of sleep disorders. Six PSQI components were statistically significant and 78.3% of the interviewees had impaired subjective quality of sleep. Among factors leading to sleep disorders we point out: taking too long to fall asleep; waking up in the middle of the night; getting up to go to the bathroom and napping during the day. This study is expected to sensitize the nursing team regarding the need to investigate quality of sleep and causes of its disorders in cancer survivors for an effective course of action.El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar la calidad del sueño en pacientes quirúrgicos oncológicos, utilizando el cuestionario Índice de Calidad del Sueño de Pittsburgh (PSQI, para mensurar la calidad subjetiva del sueño y la ocurrencia de disturbios. Consistió en una investigación con delineamiento observacional transversal, envolviendo 46 pacientes con diagnóstico de cáncer, sometidos a procedimientos quirúrgicos de las especialidades Cabeza Cuello y Urología. Seis componentes del PSQI fueron estadísticamente significativos y 73,9% de los entrevistados presentaron comprometimiento de la calidad del sueño. Entre las causas de los disturbios del sueño se destaca: demorar para dormir, despertar en el medio de la noche, levantarse para ir al baño y dormitar durante el día. Se espera que este estudio sensibilice al equipo de enfermería sobre la necesidad de investigar la calidad y las causas de los disturbios del sueño en sobrevivientes de cáncer, para que haya una intervención efectiva.O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a qualidade do sono em pacientes cirúrgicos oncol

  10. Sono-synthesis and characterization of bimetallic Ni-Co/Al2O3-MgO nanocatalyst: Effects of metal content on catalytic properties and activity for hydrogen production via CO2 reforming of CH4.

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    Abdollahifar, Mozaffar; Haghighi, Mohammad; Babaluo, Ali Akbar; Talkhoncheh, Saeed Khajeh

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    Sono-dispersion of Ni, Co and Ni-Co over Al2O3-MgO with Al/Mg ratio of 1.5 was prepared and tested for dry reforming of methane. The samples were characterized by XRD, FESEM, PSD, EDX, TEM, BET and FTIR analyses. In order to assess the effect of ultrasound irradiation, Ni-Co/Al2O3-MgO with Co content of 8% prepared via sonochemistry and impregnation methods. The sono-synthesized sample showed better textural properties and higher activity than that of impregnated one. Comparison of XRD patterns indicated that the NiO peaks became broader by increasing Co content over the support. The FESEM images displayed the particles are small and well-dispersed as a result of sonochemistry method. Also, EDX analysis demonstrated better dispersion of Ni and Co as a result of sonochemistry method in confirmation of XRD analysis. The sono-synthesized Ni-Co/Al2O3-MgO as a superior nanocatalyst with Co content of 3% illustrates much higher conversions (97.5% and 99% for CH4 and CO2 at 850 °C), yields (94% and 96% for H2 and CO at 850 °C) and 0.97 of H2/CO molar ratio in all samples using an equimolar feed ratio at 850 °C. During the 1200 min stability test, H2/CO molar ratio remained constant for the superior nanocatalyst. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Sono, qualidade de vida e depressão em mulheres no pós-tratamento de câncer de mama Sleep, quality of life and depression in women in breast cancer post-treatment

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    Renatha El Rafihi-Ferreira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho investigou a qualidade de sono de mulheres com câncer de mama e suas relações com qualidade de vida e depressão. Cinqüenta mulheres com câncer de mama (grupo clínico e cinqüenta controles responderam um questionário médico-demográfico e ao instrumento Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. O grupo clínico também respondeu aos instrumentos Quality of Life Cancer-Survivor e Brief Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. Verificou-se que mulheres com câncer tinham significativamente mais queixas de nictúria, calor e despertares noturnos. O grupo clínico com má qualidade do sono apresentou comprometimento na qualidade de vida e mais sintomas de depressão. Em geral, a qualidade de sono em mulheres com câncer de mama pode predizer a qualidade de vida e o bem estar psicológico.This study investigated the sleep quality of women with breast cancer and their relationship with quality of life and depression. Fifty women with breast cancer (clinical group and a control group of other 50 women without the disease answered a clinical-demographic questionnaire and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. The clinical group also completed the Quality of Life Cancer-Survivor and the Brief Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale questionnaires. It was found that women with breast cancer had significantly more complaints of nocturia, heat and nighttime awakenings. The clinical group with poor quality of sleep reported impaired quality of life and more symptoms of depression. In general terms, sleep quality in women with breast cancer can predict their quality of life and psychological well-being.

  12. Percepção de sono: duração, qualidade e alerta em profissionais da área de enfermagem How nursing staff perceive the duration and quality of sleep and levels of alertness

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    Frida Marina Fischer

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo entre auxiliares de enfermagem e enfermeiros que trabalhavam em hospital público de São Paulo. A organização dos turnos diurnos e noturnos fixos era de 12 horas diárias, seguidas de 36 horas de descanso. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a percepção da duração e qualidade dos episódios de sono nos dias de trabalho e de descanso, bem como dos níveis de alerta durante os turnos diurnos e noturnos de 12 horas de trabalho. Comparadas as durações dos episódios de sono, foram detectadas diferenças significativas entre sono diurno e noturno (Teste t de Student = 10,82; p This study was conducted among health care personnel (registered nurses and nurse aides in a public hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. Work was organized in 12-hour daytime or nighttime shifts, followed by 36 hours off. The study aimed to evaluate how the nursing staff perceived the duration and quality of sleep both during and off work days, as well as their perception of alertness during working hours. There were significant differences between night and day in the duration of sleep (Student t test = 10.82; p < 0.000. Quality of daytime sleep after working night shifts was perceived as worse than nighttime sleep (Wilcoxon test, Z = 2.67; p < 0.007. Significant differences were detected in self-evaluation of alertness after the 2nd, 6th, and 10th hour of night shifts (Friedman = 63.0; p < 0.00. Alertness was perceived as worse during dawn hours. This is an indication of sleepiness at work and can have serious consequences for both health care workers and patients.

  13. Efeito da acupuntura na melhora da dor, sono e qualidade de vida em pacientes fibromiálgicos: estudo preliminar Effect of acupuncture on pain, sleep and quality of life improvement in fibromyalgia patients: preliminary study

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    Takiguchi,Raymond S.; Vanessa Satie Fukuhara; Juliana Ferreira Sauer; Ana Assumpção; Amélia Pasqual Marques

    2008-01-01

    A fibromialgia é uma síndrome definida por dor crônica generalizada e em pelo menos 11 dos 18 tender points, pontos dolorosos específicos. Este ensaio clínico randômico visou verificar a eficácia da acupuntura na melhora da dor, sono e qualidade de vida de pacientes fibromiálgicas. Dentre 20 mulheres com média de idade 44 anos, com diagnóstico de fibromialgia segundo critérios do Colégio Americano de Reumatologia, finalizaram o estudo 12, distribuídas aleatoriamente em dois grupos: A (GA, n=5...

  14. Associação entre restrição de sono e sobrepeso/obesidade entre crianças do sul do Brasil: estudo de uma coorte de nascimentos

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    Halal, Camila dos Santos El

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    Introdução: A obesidade infantil configura um problema de saúde pública a nível mundial, com uma perspectiva de aumento ainda mais significativo nos próximos anos, especialmente entre países em desenvolvimento. Crianças com sobrepeso são expostas desde muito cedo a comorbidades e patologias crônicas que implicam em aumento da morbimortalidade. Concomitantemente, as horas de sono da população em geral, inclusive crianças, vêm diminuindo de maneira gradativa. Estudos vêm buscando evidencias que...

  15. Sleep disorders and starting time to school impair balance in 5-year-old children Distúrbios do sono, período escolar e equilíbrio em crianças com 5 anos de idade

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    Cristiane Aparecida Moran

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To verify if sleep disorders and differents starting time to school have impaired motor skills in 5-year-old children. METHOD: Cross-sectional design consisting of 132 children with sleep disorders and 136 normal controls of the public school in the city of São Paulo. The group with sleep disorders was identified based on a questionnaire, and motor tests for global motor coordination, fine motor coordination, perceptual-motor coordination, and static and dynamic balance were applied in all children. RESULTS: In the static balance test, more specifically in the sharpened Romberg (Tandem test, 34% of boys from the study group, who studied in the morning, failed the test (p OBJETIVO: Verificar se distúrbios do sono e diferentes períodos escolares comprometem as habilidades motoras de crianças de 5 anos. MÉTODO: Realizou-se estudo transversal com 132 crianças com distúrbio do sono e 136 controles normais de escolas públicas da cidade de São Paulo. Foram utilizados questionários para distúrbios do sono e testes para coordenação motora global, motora fina, percepto-motora, equilíbrio estático e dinâmico. RESULTADOS: No teste de equilíbrio estático, mais especificamente na prova pé ante pé, 34% dos meninos do grupo estudo, que estudavam no período da manhã, falharam no teste (p < 0,05. Na prova de apoio monopodal, 62% dos meninos do grupo estudo, que estudavam no período da manhã, falharam no teste (p < 0,05. CONCLUSÃO: Este estudo sugere que os distúrbios do sono podem interagir com o período escolar e alterar a performance motora, principalmente de meninos que estudam no período da manhã.

  16. Qualidade do sono e depressão: que relações sintomáticas em crianças de idade escolar Sleep quality and depression: what symptomatic link in school-aged children

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    Filipa Serrão

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O sono e a depressão têm sido associados, tendo-se questionado se um padrão de sono deficitário era condição necessária e suficiente para o aparecimento de sintomatologia depressiva. Este estudo procura averiguar a prevalência dos problemas de sono e da depressão em crianças em idade escolar. Foram avaliadas em dois momentos 467 crianças da escola primária, com idades compreendidas entre os 6 e os 11 anos de idade (M=8,70; DP=0,692. Os resultados revelam uma diminuição na prevalência ao longo do ano lectivo nos dois quadros nosológicos, verificando-se também uma relação negativa entre o rendimento académico e a sintomatologia depressiva nos dois momentos de avaliação (T1 rho=-0,349; p=0,000; T2 rho=-0,406; p=0,000. Serão discutidas implicação dos resultados para a avaliação e intervenção das crianças, contemplando a possibilidade de uma intervenção precoce de modo a prevenir o aparecimento de um estado depressivo na infância que venha manter ou agravar os problemas do sono.Sleep and depression have been linked and questioned if a deficit sleep pattern were a sufficient condition for arising of depressive symptoms. This study tries to examine the prevalence of sleep problems and depression in school-aged children. Four-hundred and sixty-seven elementary school-children, aged 6 and 11 years (M= 8,70; DP=0,692 were evaluated in two moments. The results revealed that during the school-year both nosological entities reduced prevalence rates, and also a negative association between academic performance and depressive symptoms were found in both evaluation moments (T1 rho=-0,349; p=0,000; T2 rho=-0,406; p=0,000. The implications of such data for evaluation and intervention in children will be discussed, taking into account the possibility of a early interventions to prevent onset of depressive states in infancy which maintain and heighten sleep problems.

  17. Sleep patterns and symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with chronic pain Padrão do sono e sintomas de ansiedade e depressão em pacientes com dor crônica

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    Martha M.C. Castro

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances and symptoms of anxiety and depression have been shown to be involved in the genesis and perpetuation of chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate sleep patterns and the prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with chronic pain. METHOD: Four hundred consecutive patients referred to a chronic pain outpatient clinic were investigated using patient charts, the numerical Visual Analogue Scale for the evaluation of pain, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale and the Mini-Sleep Questionnaire. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 45.6±11.4 years. The most frequent medical diagnosis was myofascial pain followed by neuropathic pain. The prevalence of symptoms of anxiety was 72.8%, depression 93% and altered sleep patterns 93%. CONCLUSION: This study revealed a high prevalence of symptoms of depression and anxiety and alterations in sleep patterns in patients with chronic pain, justifying investigation into these disturbances in this group of patients.CONTEXTO: Distúrbios do sono e sintomas de ansiedade e depressão tem sido vistos no envolvimento da origem e perpetuação da dor crônica. OBJETIVO:Avaliação do padrão do sono e da prevalência de sintomas de ansiedade e depressão em pacientes com dor crônica. MÉTODO: Quatrocentos pacientes de dor crônica atendidos consecutivamente na clínica foram investigados usando os seguintes instrumentos a Escala Visual Analógica para a avalição da dor, a Escala Hospitalar de Ansiedade e Depressão e o Mini-Sleep Questionnaire. RESULTADOS: A média de idade dos pacientes foi 45,6±11,4 anos. O diagnóstico mais frequente foi de dor miofascial seguido de dor neuropática. A prevalência de sintomas de ansiedade foi 72,8%, de depressão foi 61,5% e de alteração do sono 93%. CONCLUSÃO: Este estudo revela uma alta prevalência de sintomas de depressão e ansiedade e alterações no padrão do sono em pacientes com dor crônica, justificando a investiga

  18. Dermatoglifia e composição corporal em apnéia obstrutiva do sono Dermatoglyphics and body composition in obstructive sleep apnea

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    Luiz Bittencourt Mercanti

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS tem como principal fator de risco a obesidade e acredita-se que fatores genéticos poderiam contribuir na sua patogênese. O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever as características antropométricas e dermatoglíficas dos portadores de SAOS. Foram mensurados: indice de massa corporal (IMC; indice de conicidade, gordura corporal relativa, somatotipo e coletadas as impressões digitais. Trinta e um casos de SAOS foram comparados a número igual de controles. Pelo IMC e gordura corporal relativa os apnéicos foram classificados como obesos. O indice de conicidade revelou forte componente de obesidade central. No somatotipo, predominou a categoria endomorfo-mesomorfo, indicando alta magnitude dos componentes músculo-esquelético e adiposo com linearidade relativa de grande volume por unidade de altura. Para índices mais graves de apnéia observa-se maior predominância mesomórfica na composição corporal. Através do teste t, a dermatoglifia não mostrou diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre portadores da SAOS e os controles.Obesity is the main risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS and genetic patterns can modulate the pathogenesis of the disease. The aim of this study is to describe the anthropometrics and dermatoglyphics features among OSAS carriers. We collected information on Body Mass Index (BMI, Conicity Index (CI, Body Fat Mass (BFM, somatotype and fingerprints. Thirty-one cases of OSAS were compared to an equal number of controls. Membership to the obese category is based on observed BMI and BFM. The CI distribution among cases shows a strong central obesity component. The endomorph-mesomorph somatotype category predominates among cases showing high adiposity and relative muscle-skeletic development, such as relative linearity of great mass per unit of height. Increased morbidity, as given by more serious indices of apnea, correlates positively with higher

  19. Relação entre hipertensão arterial sistêmica e síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono

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    Cavallari Fransérgio E.M.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS e a Síndrome da Apnéia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAOS são doenças prevalentes na população mundial e, embora despertem interesse na comunidade médica, não têm fisiopatologia e mecanismos pelo qual produzem suas complicações completamente elucidados. A SAOS está cada vez mais relacionada a patologias cardiovasculares, principalmente à hipertensão, que é prevalente em pacientes com SAOS. Objetivo: Em nosso estudo, objetivamos avaliar as alterações encontradas na presença de HAS em pacientes portadores de SAOS. Forma de estudo: Clínico prospectivo randomizado. Material e método: Estudamos uma população de pacientes do Ambulatório de Ronco e Apnéia do HC FMRP - USP, de fevereiro de 1999 a fevereiro de 2002, em um total de 42, sendo 30 (71,42% pacientes homens e 12 (28,58% mulheres, com idades de 21 a 77 anos (média de 45,3, dp = 9,372706, todos com diagnóstico de SAOS confirmado pela polissonografia, divididos em dois grupos de 21 pacientes com SAOS (controle e 21 com SAOS e HAS. Avaliamos as escalas de Epworth, Ronco e Sonolência nos dois grupos, além do uso da polissonografia para estudo objetivo. Resultado: Não encontramos diferença estatística entre os grupos na comparação dos resultados das escalas, mesmo tendo o grupo de hipertensos médias maiores. Ao avaliarmos objetivamente os pacientes com a polissonografia, levando em conta o IDR, há estatística significante (p=0,0326, com os hipertensos apresentando médias maiores. Vendo a proporção nos grupos, há predomínio de pacientes com apnéia moderada e grave entre os hipertensos, e leve entre os do controle. Conclusão: Concluindo, a concomitância entre HAS e SAOS representa fator agravante no grau da apnéia.

  20. Anestesia e apnéia obstrutiva do sono Anestesia y apnea obstructiva del sueño Anesthesia and obstructive sleep apnea

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    Charles Machado

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A manutenção da permeabilidade das vias aéreas superiores (VAS é fundamental para anestesia e para pacientes com apnéia obstrutiva do sono (AOS. Durante ambos os estados ocorre uma redução do tônus da musculatura faríngea. Identificar pacientes com AOS é importante a fim de prevenir riscos durante o período perioperatório. O objetivo deste trabalho foi apresentar uma revisão sobre a relação entre AOS e anestesia, levando em conta o planejamento da anestesia, enfatizando a importância da identificação da síndrome da apnéia e hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS. CONTEÚDO: A SAHOS ocorre principalmente por colapso total ou parcial da faringe, podendo levar a diminuição na saturação da oxiemoglobina e complicações cardiovasculares. Os principais fatores predisponentes são sexo masculino, obesidade, características crânio e orofaciais. Seu diagnóstico é clínico e polissonográfico, o que também quantifica a gravidade da AOS. Os pacientes com SAHOS especialmente acentuada podem apresentar problemas durante a intubação traqueal e sedação, estando alguns mais susceptíveis à ocorrência de hipóxia e hipercapnia, mesmo na vigência de pulmões normais. Os autores discutem a importância do diagnóstico prévio e tratamento da SAHOS na tentativa de reduzir o risco anestésico. CONCLUSÕES: O diagnóstico e tratamento prévio da SAHOS com pressão positiva contínua nas VAS podem reduzir complicações perioperatórias e influenciar na conduta anestésica e na recuperação pós-anestésica.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El mantenimiento de la permeabilidad de las vías aéreas superiores (VAS es fundamental para la anestesia y para pacientes con apnea obstructiva del sueño (AOS. Durante los de los estados, ocurre una reducción del tono de la musculatura faríngea. Identificar pacientes con AOS es importante para prevenir riesgos durante el período perioperatorio. El objetivo de este

  1. Sleep disorder: a possible cause of attention deficit in children and adolescents with Chiari malformation type II Distúrbios do sono: possível causa de déficit de atenção em crianças e adolescentes com malformação de Chiari tipo II

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    Paulo Sérgio Azeredo Henriques Filho

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Attention deficit may be related to sleep disorders in Chiari malformation type II (CMII. Our aim is identify sleep disorders and their specific contribution in attention deficit. METHOD: We selected 24 patients with CM II and 24 without CM II. DSM-IV criteria and a neuropsychological analysis were applied in all. All patients underwent full night polysomnography. RESULTS: 14 CM II patients presented sleep apnea syndrome, REM sleep behavior disorder and periodic limb movement in sleep; six patients without CM II presented sleep apnea syndrome. Among these patients, 12 (six with CM II and six without CM II presented attention deficit related to the sleep disorders. CONCLUSION: Sleep disorders may impair cognitive functions, as attention, and contribute to poor quality of learning also in patients with CM II.INTRODUÇÃO: Déficits de atenção podem estar relacionados a distúrbios do sono em indivíduos com malformação de Chiari tipo II (CM II. Nosso objetivo é identificar distúrbios do sono e sua contribuição para a ocorrência de déficit de atenção. MÉTODO: Foram selecionados 24 pacientes com CM II e 24 sem CM II. Todos foram submetidos à avaliação neuropsicológica, aos critérios do DSM-IV e a polissonografia. RESULTADOS: 14 pacientes com CM II apresentaram síndrome da apnéia do sono, distúrbio do comportamento da fase do sono REM e movimentos periódicos dos membros em sono; seis pacientes sem CM II apresentaram síndrome da apnéia do sono. Entre estes pacientes, 12 (seis com CM II e seis sem CM II apresentaram déficit de atenção relacionado a distúrbios do sono. CONCLUSÃO: Distúrbios do sono podem prejudicar funções cognitivas, como a atenção, contribuindo para a piora da qualidade de aprendizado também em pacientes com CM II.

  2. Sintomas da síndrome de apnéia-hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono em crianças Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome in children

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    Paloma Baiardi Gregório

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Investigar os sintomas mais freqüentes encontrados em crianças com diagnóstico polissonográfico de síndrome da apnéia-hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas 38 crianças consecutivamente encaminhadas ao laboratório do sono com suspeita de SAHOS no período de junho de 2003 a dezembro de 2004. Os pacientes foram submetidos a um questionário pré-sono e a polissonografia. RESULTADOS: A idade média foi de 7,8 ± 4 anos (variação, 2-15 anos, sendo 50% das crianças do sexo masculino. Não apnéicos corresponderam a 7,9% dos pesquisados, distúrbio leve obstrutivo do sono ocorreu em 42,1%, moderado em 28,9% e severo em 22,1%. Observou-se maior freqüência de casos severos de apnéia entre crianças menores de seis anos (idade pré-escolar. Dentre as crianças com SAHOS, os sintomas mais citados foram ronco e obstrução nasal, presentes em 74,3 e 72,7% das crianças, respectivamente. Sonolência excessiva e bruxismo ocorreram em, respectivamente, 29,4 e 34,3% dos casos e doença do refluxo em apenas 3,1%. Agitação das pernas e dificuldade para iniciar o sono foram encontradas em, respectivamente, 65 e 33% dos avaliados. Todas as crianças que apresentaram SAHOS de grau severo tinham queixa de ronco e bruxismo. CONCLUSÕES: Nossos resultados mostraram que os sintomas mais freqüentes em crianças e adolescentes com SAHOS são ronco e obstrução nasal. Além disso, quadros mais graves da SAHOS estão associados à menor faixa etária.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the symptoms most frequently found in children with a polysomnographic diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS. METHODS: We evaluated 38 children consecutively referred to the sleep laboratory with suspicion of OSAHS between June of 2003 and December of 2004. The patients were submitted to a pre-sleep questionnaire and to polysomnography. RESULTS: The mean age was 7.8 ± 4 years (range, 2-15 years, and 50% of the children

  3. Efeito da acupuntura na melhora da dor, sono e qualidade de vida em pacientes fibromiálgicos: estudo preliminar Effect of acupuncture on pain, sleep and quality of life improvement in fibromyalgia patients: preliminary study

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    Raymond S. Takiguchi

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A fibromialgia é uma síndrome definida por dor crônica generalizada e em pelo menos 11 dos 18 tender points, pontos dolorosos específicos. Este ensaio clínico randômico visou verificar a eficácia da acupuntura na melhora da dor, sono e qualidade de vida de pacientes fibromiálgicas. Dentre 20 mulheres com média de idade 44 anos, com diagnóstico de fibromialgia segundo critérios do Colégio Americano de Reumatologia, finalizaram o estudo 12, distribuídas aleatoriamente em dois grupos: A (GA, n=5, que recebeu acupuntura segundo a medicina tradicional chinesa; e B (GB, n=7, que teve a inserção de agulhas nos tender points base do occipital, trapézio, supraespinhoso e epicôndilo lateral. A dor foi avaliada por escala visual analógica e dolorimetria; o sono, pelo Inventário do Sono; e a qualidade de vida, pelo Questionário de Impacto da Fibromialgia (QIF. Os grupos receberam acupuntura uma vez por semana, durante oito semanas, com inserção de oito agulhas por 25 minutos. Os dados foram tratados estatisticamente, adotando-se o nível de significância ±=0,05. No GA, houve melhora estatisticamente significante do sono; e no GB, na dor, limiar de dor nos tender points, no sono e nos itens do QIF dor, cansaço matinal, ansiedade e depressão (pFibromyalgia is a syndrome defined by chronic widespread pain and sensitivity to pressure at at least 11 of 18 tender points. The aim of this random blind clinical trial was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture on pain relief, on quality of sleep and life in fibromyalgia patients. From 20 female fibromyalgic patients (diagnosed according to the American College of Rheumatology, mean aged 44 years, 12 completed the study, randomly assigned into two groups: group A (GA, n=5 received acupuncture according to the traditional Chinese medicine; and group B (GB, n=7 received acupuncture at eight tender points: at the occiput, trapezius muscle, supraspinatus muscle, and lateral epicondyle. Pain

  4. Síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono e o potencial auditivo P300 Obstructive sleep apnea and P300 evoked auditory potential

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    Carlos Henrique Martins

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A Síndrome da Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAOS diminui as capacidades da atenção, memória e concentração, fatores relacionados com a cognição. A análise dos parâmetros do P300 auditivo permitiria inferir disfunção cognitiva. OBJETIVO: Comparar os dados da polissonografia e do P300 auditivo em adultos, roncopatas primários com portadores de SAOS. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODO: Estudo prospectivo em roncopatas primários (N=12 e em portadores de SAOS (N=54, submetidos à polissonografia definidos pelo índice de apneia e hipopneia (IAH. As variáveis da polissonografia e as do P300 foram comparadas, pelos testes "T" de Student, exato de Fisher, regressão logística e análise de correlação com nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS: O IAH apresentou correlação inversa com a oximetria em ambos os grupos. A prevalência do P300 foi menor no G.SAOS (teste exato de Fisher, p=0,027. A idade dos pacientes não influenciou a prevalência do P300 (análise de regressão; p=0,232. A amplitude do P300 foi menor do G.SAOS (teste "T" de Student; p=0,003 a latência do P300 foi semelhante em ambos os grupos (teste "T" de Student; p=0,89. CONCLUSÃO: A redução da amplitude do P300 nos portadores de SAOS sugere disfunção cognitiva induzida por diminuição da memória auditiva.The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS reduces attention span, memory and concentration capacities, all associated with cognition. The analysis of the auditory P300 parameters could help infer cognitive dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: To compare the data from polysomnography and the auditory P300 in adults, primary snorers with OSAS patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study with primary snorers (N=12 and in OSAS patients (N=54, submitted to polysomnography, defined by the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI. The polysomnography and P300 variables were compared by the t-Student test, the Exact Fisher's Test, logistic regression and analysis of correlation with a significance

  5. Il “Manifesto” contro la disoccupazione nell’UE sette anni dopo: quali suggerimenti sono sempre attuali? (The "Manifesto" against unemployment in the EU seven years on: what suggestions are always up to date?

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    Beniamino Moro

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available L’articolo analizza retrospettivamente dopo sette anni l’impatto che la pubblicazione del “Manifesto contro la disoccupazione nell’UE” ha avuto sulle politiche economiche attivate nei vari paesi europei.Dal lato dell’offerta, si prende atto che molti suggerimenti del “Manifesto” sono stati messi in pratica, tra cui risultano particolarmente significative le riforme del mercato del lavoro approvate di recente in Italia, Germania e Francia. Tali riforme hanno introdotto più flessibilità nei contratti di lavoro, che ha favorito l’aumento dell’occupazione e la discesa del tasso di disoccupazione in tutti i paesi. Non altrettanto soddisfacenti, invece, sono stati i risultati conseguiti nelle politiche di gestione della domanda aggregata. Alle politiche fiscali restrittive imposte dal rispetto dei parametri di Maastricht, infatti, ha fatto riscontro una politica monetaria della BCE altrettanto restrittiva, che ha fatto apprezzare l’euro e fatto perdere competitività alle merci europee nel mercato internazionale. Altrettanto deludenti sono giudicate le politiche regionali di sviluppo, per le quali si suggerisce un uso più appropriato della politica d’incentivazione fiscale per attirare nuovi investimenti nelle aree sottosviluppate.   The article analyzes retrospectively after seven years the impact that the publication of the "Manifesto against unemployment in the EU" has had on economic policies enabled in the various European countries. On the supply side, it is recognized that many suggestions of the "Manifesto" were put into practice, such as are particularly significant reforms of the labor market recently adopted in Italy, Germany and France. Such reforms have introduced more flexibility in contracts of employment, which has favored the increase in employment and the decline in unemployment in all countries. Not so satisfactory, however, were the results achieved in the policies of aggregate demand

  6. Moduladores dos hábitos de sono na infância Moduladores de los hábitos del sueño en la infancia Modulators of sleeping habits in childhood

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    Lorena Teresinha Consalter Geib

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um artigo de revisão bibliográfica realizado com o objetivo de apresentar os principais fatores orgânicos, psicológicos e culturais que influenciam os hábitos de sono do lactente. Com uma abordagem clínico-antropológica, descreve as inter-relações desses hábitos com os estressores biocomportamentais e psicossociais, além das práticas culturais como co-leito, alimentação noturna, objetos transicionais e uso de chupetas. Aponta para algumas condutas que podem modular a fisiologia do sono e as práticas domiciliares de sono na infância.Tratase de un artículo de revisión relizado con el objetivo de presentar los principales factores orgánicos, psicológicos y culturales que influencian en los hábitos del sueño del lactante. Con un abordaje clínico-antropológico, describe las interrelaciones de esos hábitos con los éstressores biocomportamentales y psicosociales, más allá de las prácticas culturales como el co-lecho, alimentación nocturna, objetos transicionales y el uso de chupetes. Apunta para algunas conductas que pueden modular la fisiología del sueño y las prácticas domiciliares del sueño en la infancia.This literature review presents the main organic, psychological and cultural factors influencing the sleeping habits of infants. By means of a clinical-anthropological approach, the interrelation between these habits and biobehavioral and psychosocial stressing factors is described, as well as cultural practices such as shared bed, night feeding, transitional objects and use of dummies. It presents some measures that may modulate the physiology of sleep and home practices of sleeping in childhood.

  7. Sleep duration and health status self-assessment (SF-36 in the elderly: a population-based study (ISA-Camp 2008 Duração do sono e estado de saúde autorreferido (SF-36 em idosos: estudo de base populacional (ISA-Camp 2008

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    Margareth Guimarães Lima

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the association between sleep duration and health status among the elderly. A population-based study was carried out with 1,418 elderly individuals using data from the health survey of Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil (ISA-Camp 2008. Linear regression models were used to determine associations between the physical and mental components and subscales of the SF-36 and sleep duration. Elderly male individuals who slept > 6 hours obtained lower mean SF-36 scores for the vitality and mental health scales and the mental component summary than those who slept for seven to eight hours. All scales were negatively associated with sleep duration Avaliar a associação da duração do sono com o estado de saúde autorreferido em idosos. Estudo de base populacional que utilizou dados do Inquérito de Saúde de Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil (ISA-Camp 2008, com 1.418 idosos. Modelos de regressão linear foram usados para verificar a associação entre as escalas do SF-36 versão 2 e os dois componentes de medida, com a duração do sono. Homens idosos que dormem 6 horas ou menos apresentam as menores médias dos escores do SF-36, comparando com os que dormem 7 a 8 horas, nos domínios de vitalidade e saúde mental. Todas as escalas apresentaram associação negativa com a duração do sono de 10 horas ou mais, exceto em dor. Nas mulheres, o tempo de sono > 5 horas se associou à pior situação nas escalas de saúde mental, aspectos emocionais e vitalidade. Saúde mental se associou negativamente com a duração do sono de 10 horas ou mais nessa população. A privação do sono e o excesso se associaram ao pior estado de saúde nos idosos, de maneira diferente entre os sexos, principalmente considerando o sono longo.

  8. Avaliação da função cognitiva da aprendizagem em crianças com distúrbios obstrutivos do sono Assessment of cognitive learning function in children with obstructive sleep breathing disorders

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    Sandra Fumi Hamasaki Uema

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Os distúrbios obstrutivos do sono são relativamente freqüentes na população pediátrica, porém o impacto da perda do sono na aprendizagem e função cognitiva não está bem estabelecido. OBJETIVO: Avaliar se pacientes com distúrbios obstrutivos do sono apresentam alteração de aprendizagem, memória e atenção. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODO: Foram avaliadas 81 crianças de 6 a 12 anos de idade, divididas em 3 grupos: grupo SAHOS (n=24, grupo Ronco Primário (n=37 e grupo Controle (n=20, através de testes de aprendizagem (Teste de Rey e cognitivos (Dígito, Código, Cancelamento de Letras e Símbolos. Todas as crianças realizaram polissonografia. RESULTADOS: O grupo SAHOS (n=24 e o grupo Ronco Primário (n=37 apresentaram diferença estatisticamente significante nas variáveis A1 (p=0,001 do Teste de Rey quando comparados ao grupo controle. O grupo Ronco Primário apresentou ainda diferenças nas variáveis A2, A4, AT e A6 do Teste de Rey (p=0,020; p=0,05; p=0,004; p=0,05, respectivamente em relação ao grupo controle (n=20. CONCLUSÃO: Crianças com distúrbios obstrutivos do sono apresentam piores resultados no teste de aprendizagem e memória (Teste de Rey, principalmente o grupo RP, quando este é comparado ao grupo SAHOS. Os testes de atenção apresentam resultados semelhantes entre os grupos.Sleep obstructive breathing disorders are frequent in children but the impact of sleep deprivation on the cognitive learning function is unclear. AIM: To establish whether patients with sleep obstructive breathing disorders show any functional change in learning, memory and attention. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-one children aged from 6 to 12 years were divided into 3 groups: obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS, n=24; primary snoring (PS, n=37; and control, n=20. The groups were assessed using learning (Rey and psychological (Digit, Code, Letter Concealing, and Symbol tests. RESULTS: OSAS and PS children showed statistically significant worse

  9. Atualização em síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono na infância Update in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children

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    Aracy P. S. Balbani

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available A prevalência de SAOS em crianças é de 0,7-3%, com pico de incidência nos pré-escolares. Fatores anatômicos (obstrução nasal severa, más-formações craniofaciais, hipertrofia do tecido linfático da faringe, anomalias laríngeas, etc. e funcionais (doenças neuromusculares predispõem à SAOS na infância. A principal causa da SAOS em crianças é a hipertrofia adenotonsilar. As manifestações clínicas mais comuns são: ronco noturno, pausas respiratórias, sono agitado e respiração bucal. A oximetria de pulso noturna, a gravação em áudio ou vídeo dos ruídos respiratórios noturnos e a polissonografia breve diurna são métodos úteis para triagem dos casos suspeitos de SAOS em crianças, e o padrão-ouro para diagnóstico é a polissonografia em laboratório de sono durante uma noite inteira. Ao contrário dos adultos com SAOS, as crianças costumam apresentar: menos despertares associados aos eventos de apnéia, maior número de apnéias/hipopnéias durante o sono REM e dessaturação mais acentuada da oxihemoglobina mesmo nas apnéias de curta duração. O tratamento da SAOS pode ser cirúrgico (adenotonsilectomia, correção de anomalias craniofaciais, traqueostomia ou clínico (higiene do sono, pressão positiva contínua nas vias aéreas - CPAP.The prevalence of OSAS in children is 0.7-3%, with peak incidence in pre-schoolers. It is characterised by partial or complete upper airway obstruction during sleep, causing intermittent hypoxia. Both anatomical (severe nasal obstruction, craniofacial anomalies, hypertrophy of the pharyngeal lymphoid tissue, laryngeal anomalies, etc. and functional factors (neuromuscular diseases predispose to OSAS during childhood. The main cause of OSAS in children in adenotonsillar hypertrophy. The most common clinical manifestations of OSAS are: nocturnal snoring, respiratory pauses, restless sleep and mouth breathing. Nocturnal pulse oximetry, nocturnal noise audio/videotape recording and nap

  10. Estudo comparativo entre análise cefalométrica radiográfica e exame polissonográfico para diagnóstico da síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono

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    O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar a eficiência do exame cefalométrico radiográfico em relação ao exame polissonográfico para o diagnóstico da Síndrome da Apnéia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAOS), em 60 pacientes com suspeita clínica da condição. Observou-se a confiabilidade dos dados obtidos na cefalometria, vez que esta vem sendo utilizada largamente no protocolo de exame de pacientes apnêicos, principalmente para a determinação dos sítios obstrutivos, servindo desta forma de guia terapêutico. Os...

  11. Fatores que interferem na qualidade do sono de pacientes internados Factores que interfieren en la calidad del sueño de pacientes internados Factors that affect inpatients' quality of sleep

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    Shíntia Viana da Costa

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou identificar fatores que interferem na qualidade do sono de pacientes internados em hospital universitário do interior de São Paulo. Trata-se de estudo exploratório, de corte transversal, com amostragem não probabilística. Participaram 117 pacientes (59% homens, idade média de 48 anos, desvio padrão 16,9 internados há pelo menos 72 horas, em condições clínicas estáveis. Os instrumentos utilizados foram: questionário de identificação e Fatores Intervenientes na Qualidade do Sono (FIQS. O tratamento dos dados foi feito com estatística descritiva e cada item do FIQS foi submetido a teste e reteste. Os fatores apontados com maior frequência foram: acordar cedo (55,6%, sono interrompido (52,1%, iluminação excessiva (34,2%, recebimento de cuidados pela equipe de enfermagem (33,3% e distúrbios orgânicos como dor e fadiga (26,5%. Sugere-se que os enfermeiros planejem intervenções buscando modificar fatores que propiciam ruídos e iluminação intensos à noite, visando reduzir interrupções e, consequentemente, a privação de sono.Se objetivó identificar factores que interfieren en la calidad del sueño de pacientes internados en un hospital universitario del interior de São Paulo. Estudio exploratorio, transversal, con muestra no probabilística. Participaron 117 pacientes (59% masculinos, media etaria 48,0 años, desvío estándar 16,9 internados al menos hace 72 horas, en condiciones clínicas estables. Se utilizaron los instrumentos: cuestionario de identificación y Factores Intervinientes en la Calidad del Sueño (FIQS. Los datos se analizaron según la estadística descriptiva, cada ítem del FIQS fue sometido a prueba y contraprueba. Los factores señalados como más frecuentes fueron: despertar temprano (55,6%, sueño interrumpido (52,1%, iluminación excesiva (32,4%, recepción de cuidados de enfermería (33,3% y disturbios orgánicos, como dolor y fatiga (26,5%. Se sugiere que los enfermeros

  12. Sleep, stress and compensatory behaviors in Australian nurses and midwives Sueño, estrés y comportamientos compensatorios por enfermeras y parteras australianas Sono, estresse e comportamentos compensatórios por enfermeiras e parteiras australianas

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    Jillian Dorrian

    2011-10-01

    ías, 1.002 turnos. RESULTADOS: Los participantes relataron de moderados a elevados niveles de estrés y de agotamiento en 20%-40% de los días de trabajo; experimentaron disturbios del sueño en más de 50% de los días de trabajo; relataron esfuerzo para permanecer despierto en 27% de los días de trabajo; y sofrieron somnolencia extrema o accidente cerca de casa en 9% de los días de trabajo. Edad, duración del sueño percibido y jornadas fueron predictores significativos de la ingestión de cafeína. Aproximadamente 60% de los participantes relataron utilizar la ayuda para dormir: cerca de 20% usaron de medicación prescripta y 44% de las enfermeras y 9% de las parteras consumirán alcohol como auxilio para dormir al menos una vez durante el estudio. Estrés y días de trabajo fueron predictores significativos del uso de sedativos. En general, 22% relataron ser indiferente, o ligeramente insatisfecho con su trabajo. CONCLUSIONES: Problemas en el sueño, estrés y agotamiento elevados y disminución en la satisfacción en el trabajo son prevalecientes. Uso de alcohol y de medicamentos para dormir, y consumo de cafeína para mantenerse alerta también es común. Enfermeras y parteras pueden usar la cafeína para compensar la reducción del sueño, especialmente en días de trabajo, y usar somníferos para compensar el estrés diario.OBJETIVO: Descrever sono, estresse e comportamentos compensatórios em enfermeiras e parteiras. MÉTODOS: O estudo incluiu 41 enfermeiras 21 parteiras em hospitais australianos de 2005 a 2009. A participação foi voluntária. Os participantes registraram diariamente as horas de trabalho, sono, stress e níveis de exaustão, cafeína e uso de ajuda para dormir durante um mês (1.736 dias, 1.002 turnos. RESULTADOS: Os participantes relataram de moderados a elevados níveis de stress e de exaustão em 20%-40% dos dias de trabalho; experimentaram distúrbios do sono em mais de 50% dos dias de trabalho; relataram esforço para permanecer

  13. Sleep disorders frequency in post-polio syndrome patients caused by periodic limb movements Frequência de transtornos do sono em pacientes com síndrome pós-pólio causados por movimentos periódicos dos membros

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    Maria Auxiliadora de Paiva Araujo

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Post-polio syndrome (PPS in individuals with polio longer than 15 years is characterized by weakness and/or muscle fatigue, deficit of deglutition and breath and periodic limb movements (PLM during sleep. We undertook a review of 99 patients with PPS, and assessed the frequency of PLM through polysomnographic recordings at our sleep disorders unit. The total number of PLM, total time of sleep (TTS, efficiency of sleep (EfS, awaking index (AI and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI were analyzed. Sixteen patients presented PLM in excess of 5 for the entire night. When comparing these with the group without PLM, a correlation was found (p=0.001. Significant difference was found for the correlation of the parameters: IAH, ID, TTS and EfS when compared the two groups. There is a close relationship between PPS and PLM.A síndrome pós-pólio (SPP se manifesta em indivíduos que tiveram poliomielite, após 15 anos ou mais. Caracteriza-se por fraqueza e/ou fadiga muscular, déficit de deglutição e respiração e movimentos periódicos dos membros (PLM no sono. Identificou-se a freqüência de PLM no sono em 99 polissonografias de pacientes com SPP, atendidos no ambulatório da Universidade Federal de São Paulo/ Escola Paulista de Medicina. Analisou-se número total de PLM, tempo total de sono (TTS, eficiência do sono (EfS, índice de despertar (ID e índice de apnéia-hipopnéia (IAH. Dezesseis pacientes apresentaram nº de PLM maior que 5 para a noite inteira. Não foi encontrada diferença significativa para a correlação dos parâmetros: índice de apnéia e hipopnéia, índice de despertar, tempo total de sono e eficiência do sono quando comparados os dois grupos. Portanto, considera-se a existência de uma relação entre a presença de PLM e a SPP.

  14. Efeito de estresse (Privação do Sono Paradoxal sobre o comportamento alimentar e metabolismo glicídico de camundongos submetidos a uma dieta hiperlipídica e tornados obesos pela administração neonatal de monoglutamato de sódio

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    Mário Luís Ribeiro Cesaretti

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Atualmente, nas sociedades modernas, o estilo de vida leva à privação de sono, ao menor número de horas dormindo e problemas relacionados à qualidade do sono. Estas mudanças, isoladamente ou em associação a uma dieta rica em calorias, podem refletir em alterações metabólicas no sistema nervoso autônomo e no eixo hipotálamo-hipófise- adrenal, estimulando os sistemas endócrinos, os quais podem aumentar a glicemia e, consequentemente, produzir intolerância à glicose. O estado de intolerância à glicose geralmente precede o aparecimento de diabetes tipo 2. Para tanto, este estudo visa avaliar os efeitos da associação da privação de sono paradoxal e dieta hipercalórica sobre o comportamento alimentar e a tolerância à glicose de camundongos. Neste artigo, camundongos Swiss foram divididos em seis grupos: Grupo Controle, Grupo Dieta Hipercalórica (Cafeteria, Grupo Privação de Sono Paradoxal, Grupo Privação de Sono Paradoxal + Dieta Hipercalórica, Grupo Monoglutamato de Sódio e Grupo Privação de Sono Paradoxal + Monoglutamato de Sódio . Durante as 8 semanas de acompanhamento, o consumo alimentar foi avaliado e os camundongos pesados periodicamente. Após o período de acompanhamento foi realizado o teste de tolerância oral a glicose e de sensibilidade à insulina. Ao final, os camundongos foram sacrificados e houve pesagem do coração e da gordura epididimal para avaliação. Não verificamos alteração do peso corporal dos camundongos que receberam dieta hipercalórica. Avaliando metabolicamente, verificamos que não houve alteração na tolerância a glicose nos grupos, porém, os animais que receberam dieta hipercalórica, apresentaram resistência à insulina e aumento significante da gordura visceral. Portanto, nesse estudo preliminar, verificou-se que a resistência à insulina de camundongos que recebem dieta hipercalórica associa-se ao aumento da gordura visceral.

  15. The relation between EEG prefrontal asymmetry and subjective feelings of mood following 24 hours of sleep deprivation Relação entre assimetria pré-frontal no EEG e sensações subjetivas de humor após 24 horas de privação de sono

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    Camila Ferreira

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Several studies have investigated the relationship between asymmetrical EEG activity over the frontal cortex and mood. This study aimed at investigating the association between state fluctuations in frontal alpha EEG asymmetry and state changes followed by 24 h of sleep deprivation (SD. Our results show that sleep deprivation caused a significant alteration in the asymmetry values. Activation shifted from the left hemisphere, before SD, to the right hemisphere, after SD, in all frontal electrode pairs. In addition, according to the self-rating scale of SD-related mood effects, subjects became significantly less alerted and active, and sleepier. According to these results, increased right prefrontal activation might be potentially associated with the negative mood states typically seen after sleep deprivation, although the causal relationship is still uncertain. However, more studies will be necessary to establish the viability of EEG asymmetry and the cerebral lateralization hypothesis to explain the SD-related affective changes.Diversos estudos têm investigado a relação entre a atividade assimétrica do EEG no córtex frontal e mudanças no humor. Adotando tal abordagem, o presente estudo teve como objetivo investigar a associação entre os estados de oscilação na assimetria frontal de alfa e mudanças no estado emocional ou motivacional após 24h de privação de sono. Os resultados mostram que 24h de privação de sono ocasionaram alterações significativas nos valores de assimetria. Ativação cerebral mudou do hemisfério esquerdo, antes da privação de sono, para o hemisfério direito, após a privação de sono, em todos os pares de eletrodos frontais. Além disso, de acordo com a escala relacionada aos efeitos subjetivos do humor após privação de sono, os sujeitos mostraram-se significativamente menos alerta e ativos e mais sonolentos. É possível que as duas variáveis estejam associadas, embora a relação causal seja ainda

  16. Repercussões imunológicas dos distúrbios do sono: o eixo hipotálamo-pituitária-adrenal como fator modulador Immune outcomes of sleep disorders: the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as a modulatory factor

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    Beatriz Duarte Palma

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar a literatura a respeito da interação entre sono e sistema imunológico. MÉTODO: Busca no Web of Science e no PubMed com os descritores: sono, privação de sono, estresse, eixo hipotálamo-pituitária-adrenal, sistema imunológico e doenças auto-imunes. RESULTADOS: Foram encontrados 588 artigos no Web of Science. As 61 referências mais significativas e mais relacionadas aos objetivos do estudo foram utilizadas. Foram incluídos artigos originais e de revisão. CONCLUSÃO: A privação de sono e o sistema imunológico exercem e sofrem influências mútuas. A privação de sono é considerada um estressor, uma vez que induz a elevação do cortisol em seres humanos - ou da corticosterona em roedores. Os glicocorticóides, por sua vez, exercem um efeito imunossupressor. Por essas razões, foi proposto que o aumento da ativação do eixo hipotálamo-pituitária-adrenal seja um importante mediador das alterações imunológicas observadas em pacientes com insônia ou privados de sono.OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on the interaction between sleep and the immune system. METHOD: A search on Web of Science and Pubmed database including the keywords sleep, sleep deprivation, stress, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, immune system, and autoimmune diseases. RESULTS: On Web of Science, 588 publications were retrieved; 61 references, more significant and closer to our objective, were used, including original articles and review papers. CONCLUSION: Sleep deprivation and immune system exert a bidirectional influence on each other. Since sleep deprivation is considered a stressor, inasmuch as it induces elevation of cortisol or corticosterone levels in humans and rodents, respectively, and given the well-known immunosuppressive effect of glucocorticoids, we propose that increased activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is a major mediator of the immune alterations observed in patients with insomnia or in sleep

  17. Depressão pós-parto e alterações de sono aos 12 meses em bebês nascidos na zona urbana da cidade de Pelotas/RS Postpartum depression and sleep disorders in 12 month-old babies born in the urban area of Pelotas city

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    Eliane Rozales Lopes

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar se existe associação entre as alterações no sono dos bebês aos 12 meses de vida e a depressão pós-parto materna. MÉTODOS: Estudo do tipo transversal aninhado a uma coorte. A amostra foi constituída por mulheres que realizaram o acompanhamento pelo Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS, nas unidades básicas de saúde do município de Pelotas, e que tiveram seus partos a partir de junho/2006. Os bebês de 12 meses oriundos dessa gestação também fazem parte da amostra. Para avaliar a presença de sintomas depressivos nas mães, foi utilizada a Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS e foram investigados os seguintes comportamentos do sono dos bebês: horas de sono por dia, regularidade do horário para dormir e acordar, sono agitado e despertar noturno. Para análise, foi utilizada Regressão de Poisson. RESULTADOS: 35,7% dos bebês possuem alteração no padrão de sono. Após o ajuste ao modelo hierárquico proposto, a alteração no sono infantil manteve associação com a sintomatologia depressiva da mãe (p OBJECTIVE: Verify whether there is association between sleep disorders in babies at 12 months of age and postpartum depression in motherhood. METHODS:Cross sectional study. The sample was made up of women who had done their prenatal medical care at the National Health System (SUS, at the health basic units in Pelotas and who had their deliveries from June, 2006. The 12 month old babies from these women are also part of the sample. In order to assess depressive symptoms in the mothers, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale was used and the following sleeping behaviors of the babies were investigated: hours of sleep per day, regularity of sleep and wake up time, disturbed sleep and night awakening. Poisson Regression was used for the analysis. RESULTS: 35.7% of the babies showed alterations in their sleeping patterns. After adjusting for the proposed hierarchal model, sleep alteration of the babies was still

  18. Relações entre padrão do sono, saúde percebida e variáveis socioeconômicas em uma amostra de idosos residentes na comunidade: Estudo PENSA Relations between sleep patterns, perceived health and socioeconomic variables in a sample of community resident elders: PENSA Study

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    Beatriz Helena Domingos Oliveira

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available O padrão de sono se destaca por estar entre as mais frequentes queixas dos idosos. Mudanças na velhice podem ser observadas em diversos níveis da arquitetura e qualidade do sono. Assim, o objetivo do presente estudo foi observar a relação entre alterações do sono associadas à idade, sintomas de insônia, sintomas de apnéia e sintomas de parassonia com variáveis socioeconômicas e saúde autopercebida. O padrão de sono foi avaliado pelo Mini-Sleep Questionary. Os resultados apontaram que as mulheres e o grupo com menor escolaridade apresentaram maior frequência de sintomas de insônia, os idosos-idosos e o grupo com melhor percepção da saúde apresentaram menor frequência de sintomas apnéicos, e melhor percepção da saúde geral associou-se a melhor padrão de sono. Conclui-se que o padrão do sono é influenciado por características socioeconômicas como idade, gênero, escolaridade e saúde geral percebida.Changes in sleep pattern constitute a common complaint among elders. Age-related changes can be observed in different levels of the architecture and quality of sleep. The objective of the present study was to observe the relation between age-related sleep changes, insomnia symptoms, apnea symptoms, parasomnia symptoms with socio-economic variables and perceived health status. Sleep pattern was evaluated using the Mini-Sleep Questionnaire. Results indicated that women and individuals with lower education reported higher frequency of insomnia symptoms, the elder-elder group. On the other hand, individuals with higher perceived health status presented lower frequency of apnea symptoms, and higher perceived health status was associated to better sleep pattern overall. It can be concluded that sleep pattern is associated to socio-economic variables such as age, gender, education and perceived health.

  19. Compensatory rebound of body movements during sleep, after asphyxia in neonatal rats Resposta compensatória dos movimentos corporais do sono após a asfixia em ratos recém-nascidos

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    Olivia Adayr Xavier Suarez

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: The usefulness of body movements that occur during sleep when assessing perinatal asphyxia and predicting its long-term consequences is contradictory. This study investigated whether neonatal rats manifest these movements in compensatory rebound after asphyxia, and if these alterations play an important role in its pathogenesis. METHODS: Eight neonatal rats (aged 6-48h were implanted with small EMG and EKG electrodes and sleep movements were recorded over a 30-minute control period. Recordings were continued during asphyxia caused by the enclosure of the animal in a polyvinyl sheet for 60 minutes, followed by a 30-minute recovery period. RESULTS: Heart rate was lowered to bradycardic level during asphyxia causing behavioral agitation and increased waking time during the initial phase (30 minutes. Sleep-related movements were also significantly reduced from 12.5 ± 0.5 (median ± SE/2min to 9.0 ± 0.44 in the final half of the period (Anova, pOBJETIVO: A utilidade dos movimentos corporais (MC que ocorrem durante o sono para diagnosticar e predizer as conseqüências, em longo prazo, da asfixia perinatal é contraditório. Este estudo investigou se ratos recém-nascidos (RN manifestam MC em resposta compensatória à asfixia, e se estas alterações podem ter alguma importância na sua patogênese. MÉTODOS: Oito ratos RN (6-48h de vida foram submetidos à implantação de pequenos eletrodos para registros da eletromiografia e eletrocardiografia. Os MC e a freqüência cardíaca (FC foram registrados durante períodos de 30 min: fase controle (F1, fases de asfixia (F2; F3 e fase de recuperação pós-asfixia (F4. A asfixia foi promovida pelo envolvimento completo do animal com uma lâmina de polivinil. RESULTADOS: A FC diminuiu progressivamente durante F2 e F3 até a bradicardia. Em F2 houve grande agitação dos animais e aumento dos períodos de vigília. Em F3 houve redução significante dos MC de 12,5 ± 0,5 (Md ± SE/2min para 9,0

  20. Avaliação do processamento auditivo em crianças com síndrome da apnéia/hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono Auditory processing assessment in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Karin Neves Ziliotto

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: síndrome da apnéia/hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS é uma desordem de respiração durante o sono e tem sido descrita como uma condição relativamente comum em crianças. OBJETIVO: Verificar se existe relação entre a presença da Síndrome da Apnéia/Hipopnéia Obstrutiva do Sono e alteração de processamento auditivo. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 3 grupos de crianças na faixa etária de 5 a 11 anos, incluindo um grupo controle. Vinte indivíduos que constituíram o grupo de estudo foram submetidos à avaliação otorrinolaringológica e ao exame de polissonografia (PSG e foram divididos em dois grupos: Grupo I (RO constituído por 10 indivíduos respiradores orais e PSG normal e Grupo II (SAS constituído por 10 indivíduos respiradores orais e PSG alterado. O desempenho destes indivíduos foi comparado a um terceiro grupo - Grupo III (REN composto de 10 crianças sem queixas otorrinolaringológicas. Todos os sujeitos foram submetidos à avaliação audiológica básica e à avaliação do PA. RESULTADOS: Quanto à avaliação otorrinolaringológica, houve diferença estatisticamente significante no que se refere à avaliação dos cornetos nasais e das tonsilas palatinas. No grupo II, verificou-se maior número de indivíduos com hipertrofia de cornetos nasais grau II e III (p INTRODUCTION: The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS is a respiratory disorder that occurs during sleep and it is relatively common in children. AIM: The goal of this paper is to verify if there is a relationship between the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS and auditory processing. METHOD: In order to do that, three groups of children ranging in age from 5 to 11 were studied, including a normal group. Twenty subjects who made up the study group were submitted to ear, nose and throat (ENT exams and to polysomnography (PSG, and were divided in two groups: GROUP I (RO comprised of 10 children who presented oral breathing and displayed normal

  1. Prevalência de sintomas de distúrbios respiratórios do sono em escolares brasileiros The prevalence of symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing in Brazilian schoolchildren

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    Carine Petry

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência de sintomas de distúrbios respiratórios do sono em crianças de baixo nível socioeconômico no Sul do Brasil. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo transversal em Uruguaiana (RS, utilizando questionário específico sobre sintomas de distúrbios respiratórios do sono, respondido pelos pais, em uma amostra de escolares de 9 a 14 anos participantes do International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC. RESULTADOS: Foram respondidos 998 questionários de um total de 1.011 escolares elegíveis. Relato de ronco habitual ocorreu em 27,6% das crianças, apnéia em 0,8%, respiração oral diurna em 15,5% e sonolência diurna excessiva em 7,8%. Crianças com sonolência diurna excessiva apresentaram maior risco de ronco habitual (OR = 2,7; IC95% 1,4-5,4, apnéia (OR = 9,9; IC95% 1,2-51, respiração oral (OR = 13,1; IC95% 6,2-27,4 e problemas de aprendizado (OR = 9,9; IC95% 1,9-51,0. Rinite, fumo materno e testes cutâneos alérgicos estiveram significativamente associados a ronco habitual e respiração oral diurna. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência de sintomas de distúrbios respiratórios do sono é elevada em crianças de 9 a 14 anos na cidade de Uruguaiana. A prevalência de ronco habitual foi quase duas vezes maior que a descrita nessa faixa etária em outras populações. Crianças com sonolência diurna excessiva parecem ter quase 10 vezes mais risco de problemas de aprendizado.OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing among children of low socioeconomic status in the South of Brazil. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study, carried out in the city of Uruguaiana, RS, in which specific questionnaire about the symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing was completed by the parents of a sample of schoolchildren aged 9 to 14 years, enrolled on the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC. RESULTS: From the total of 1,011 eligible schoolchildren, 998

  2. Efeito da hidrocinesioterapia sobre qualidade de vida, capacidade funcional e qualidade do sono em pacientes com fibromialgia Effect of hydrotherapy on quality of life, functional capacity and sleep quality in patients with fibromyalgia

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    Kyara Morgana Oliveira Moura Silva

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A síndrome da fibromialgia acomete 8% da população com mais de 40 anos de idade. Dos pacientes com fibromialgia, 75% queixam-se de má qualidade do sono. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos da hidrocinesioterapia sobre a capacidade funcional e a qualidade de sono em pacientes com fibromialgia. MÉTODOS: As pacientes foram atendidas na policlínica da UNASP. Foram avaliadas 60 pacientes portadoras de fibromialgia na faixa etária entre 30 e 65 anos. Das pacientes avaliadas, 20 foram excluídas e 10 desistiram devido à impossibilidade de apresentar-se no horário do programa de exercícios. Todas as pacientes responderam aos seguintes questionários: Questionário sobre o Impacto daFibromialgia (QIF, Índice da Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh e Escala de Sonolência de Epworth. As sessões foram realizadas duas vezes por semana, com duração de 60 minutos cada, por um período de dois meses. RESULTADOS: A média da idade das pacientes foi de 45 anos; 66% eram trabalhadoras ativas e 34% estavam afastadas do trabalho. Verificouse que imediatamente após participarem do programa da hidrocinesioterapia, as pacientes apresentaram melhora nos seguintes aspectos avaliados por meio do QIF: capacidade funcional, absenteísmo ao trabalho, capacidade de serviço, intensidade da dor, fadiga, cansaço matinal, rigidez (P INTRODUCTION: Fibromyalgia affects 8% of the population over the age of 40 years, and 75% of the patients with fibromyalgia have poor sleep quality. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of hydrotherapy on the physical function and sleep quality of patients with fibromyalgia. METHODS: Patients were under clinical care at the UNASP Outpatient Clinic. This study assessed 60 female patients with fibromyalgia aged between 30 and 65 years. Out of the 60 patients assessed, 20 were excluded and 10 left the study because they could not comply with the time schedule. All patients completed the following questionnaires: Fibromyalgia Impact

  3. Recombinant adeno-associated virus-, polyethylenimine/plasmid- and lipofectamine/carboxyfluorescein-labeled small interfering RNA-based transfection in retinal pigment epithelial cells with ultrasound and/or SonoVue.

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    Li, Hongli; Wan, Caifeng; Li, Fenghua

    2015-05-01

    The present study was conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound (US)‑mediated transfection of the type 2 recombinant adeno‑associated virus (AAV) vectors encoding the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) gene (rAAV), polyethylenimine (PEI)/plasmid EGFP‑N1 (pDNA) or lipofectamine (L)/carboxyfluorescein (FAM)‑labeled small interfering RNA (siRNA) in the human ARPE‑19 retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell line, with or without the addition of SonoVue. Cultured RPE cells were exposed to US, with or without SonoVue under different conditions, including variation in the intensity and duration of treatment, and the dose of microbubbles. The effects of ultrasound‑targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) on the structure of pDNA and the transfection ability of rAAV, PEI/pDNA and L/siRNA were also evaluated. Furthermore, the effect of UTMD on RPE cells was evaluated at 0 and 24 h following UTMD. US‑mediated transfection (USMT) significantly increased L/siRNA transfection efficiency, as measured by the transgene expression per cell and the percentage of transfected cells. UTMD significantly increased rAAV and PEI/pDNA transfer to RPE cells. UTMD‑mediated rAAV or PEI/pDNA delivery was more effective than USMT‑mediated delivery of siRNA. Evaluating cell viability at 24 h post‑UTMD provided more valuable information than immediate evaluation following UTMD. Furthermore, there was minimal cytotoxicity and minimal change to the structure of pDNA under the optimal parameters. UTMD/US may be of use in enhancing rAAV, PEI/pDNA and L/siRNA transgene expression of ARPE‑19 cells in vitro. Studies on the transfection of different nucleotides (such as pDNA and siRNA) and different types of vectors (chemical and biological) mediated by UTMD may provide useful information to guide future in vivo and transfection studies.

  4. Bite force and sleep quality in patients with bruxism before and after using a mandibular advancement device = Força de mordida e qualidade do sono em pacientes bruxômanos antes e após o uso de placa de avanço mandibular

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    Mainieri, Vivian Chiada

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Comparar a força de mordida e a qualidade do sono em pacientes com bruxismo antes e depois do uso de uma placa de avanço mandibular resiliente. Metodologia: Dezoito pacientes com bruxismo em atendimento na Clínica de Oclusão da Faculdade de Odontologia da PUCRS foram selecionados de acordo com os critérios de eligibilidade do estudo, examinados segundo o protocolo RDC/DTM e tratados com uma placa de avanço mandibular resiliente. Antes e após 30 dias de uso da placa de avanço mandibular os sujeitos foram submetidos a testes de força máxima de mordida com um transdutor de força compressiva de arco cruzado posicionado na região de primeiro molar; de qualidade do sono, de acordo com o questionário QAS da Universidade de Toronto; e de contagem do número de contrações do músculo masseter durante o sono usando-se o adesivo BiteStrip®. Os dados foram analisados por teste t de Student, teste de Wilcoxon e teste de McNemar ao nível de significância de 0,05. Resultados: Houve diminuição significativa (P < 0,05 dos parâmetros de bruxismo, de força de mordida e do escore total do QAS após o uso da placa de avanço mandibular por 30 dias. Conclusão: Os resultados sugerem que o uso da placa de avanço mandibular resiliente por um mês reduziu a força de mordida e o bruxismo e melhorou a qualidade do sono nesta amostra

  5. Tradução e adaptação cultural para a língua portuguesa dos domínios Distúrbios do Sono e Distúrbios da Vigília do Patient-Reported-Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS

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    Zilma Maria Severino Silva e Costa

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    Full Text Available Alterações no sono e na vigília repercutem negativamente no estado de humor, na memória e no desempenho psicomotor do indivíduo, refletindo diretamente em sua qualidade de vida. Instrumentos de avaliação da qualidade desses fatores devem estar disponíveis para a avaliação clínica. O objetivo deste trabalho foi traduzir e adaptar culturalmente os domínios Distúrbios do Sono e Distúrbios da Vigília do instrumento de medida Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS para a língua portuguesa. O processo de tradução e adaptação transcultural seguiu as orientações da organização Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT. Essa metodologia compreende: tradução, reconciliação, retrotradução, revisão dos autores e dos revisores independentes, pré- teste e obtenção da versão final em português. A versão para a língua portuguesa dos domínios Distúrbios do Sono e Distúrbios da Vigília do PROMIS apresentou boa equivalência semântica, idiomática, cultural e conceitual dos itens.

  6. Síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono como causa de acidentes de viação Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome as a cause of road traffic accidents

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    M Aguiar

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Vários estudos demonstram que os doentes com síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS têm um risco aumentado de acidentes de viação. O objectivo do presente trabalho consistiu em analisar, nestes doentes, se há diferenças nos que referem acidentes e/ /ou quase acidentes e aqueles que o não fazem. Material e métodos: Estudaram-se prospectivamente 163 doentes com SAOS (índice apneia/hipopneia (IAH>10/h diagnosticados por polissonografia nocturna (PSG, todos condutores de veículos, 18,4% do quais profissionais. Na altura da entrevista clínica foi inquirido se tinham tido, nos três anos antes acidentes e/ou quase acidentes devido a hipersonia diurna (Grupo II = 74 ou não (Grupo I = 89. Estes dois grupos foram comparados quanto a: idade, índice de massa corporal (IMC, escala de sonolência de Epworth (ESE, PaO2 e PaCO2 diurnas, avaliação da qualidade de vida pelo inquérito Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ teste e dados da polissonografia - tempo total de sono (TTS, eficiência do sono, estádios do sono, índice de microdespertares (IMD, índice de apneia/hipopneia (IAH, SaO2 mínima e média, % tempo SaO2Several studies have demonstrated that obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS patients have a higher rate of road traffic accidents. Our study aimed to analyse any differences in OSAS patients between those who reported having had road traffic accidents and/or near misses and those who did not. Methods: We studied 163 patients with OSAS (apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI>10/h diagnosed using nocturnal polysomnography (NPSG, all drivers, 18.4% of whom drove for a living. Patients were asked at their first clinical interview to self-report road traffic accidents and/or near misses over the past 3 years which had been caused by abnormal daytime drowsiness. This allowed patients to be divided into two groups, those who had had road traffic accidents and/or near misses and those who had not. Both were compared as to age

  7. MAPA em portadores de DPOC com dessaturação no sono MAPA en portadores de EPOC con desaturación durante el sueño ABPM in COPD patients with sleep desaturation

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    Neila Anders Aidar

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipoxemia no período de sono pode, por mecanismo de ativação simpática, alterar a pressão arterial. Poucos estudos demonstram os parâmetros pressóricos em portadores de DPOC, que não têm apnéia do sono, mas que dessaturam nesse período. OBJETIVOS: Analisar os parâmetros pressóricos em pacientes com DPOC e dessaturação no sono, não causada por apnéia. MÉTODOS: Treze pacientes com DPOC foram submetidos à espirometria, gasometria arterial, polissonografia e MAPA para avaliação pressórica. Quatorze pacientes sem DPOC foram submetidos à espirometria, oximetria e MAPA. As análises pressóricas foram feitas tanto na vigília quanto no sono. Os dois grupos foram constituídos por pacientes sem antecedentes hipertensivos. RESULTADOS: Os dois grupos eram semelhantes em relação à idade, altura, peso e índice de massa corporal. Houve diferença significativa (p FUNDAMENTO: La hipoxemia en el período de sueño puede, por mecanismo de activación simpática, alterar la presión arterial. Pocos estudios demuestran los parámetros de presión en portadores de EPOC, que no tiene apnea del sueño, y que desaturan en ese período. OBJETIVO: Analizar los parámetros de presión en pacientes con EPOC y desaturación en el sueño, no causada por apnea. MÉTODOS: Trece pacientes con EPOC se sometieron a la espirometría, la gasometría arterial, la polisonografía y al MAPA para la evaluación de presión. Un total de 14 pacientes sin EPOC se sometieron a la espirometría, la oximetría y MAPA. Los análisis de presión se hicieron tanto en la vigilia como en el sueño. Los dos grupos estaban conformados por pacientes sin antecedentes hipertensivos. RESULTADOS: Los dos grupos se asemejaban respecto a la edad, la altura, el peso e el índice de masa corporal. Hubo diferencia significativa (p BACKGROUND: Sleep hypoxemia may change blood pressure by sympathetic activation. Few studies have analyzed blood pressure parameters in

  8. Sleep complaints among Brazilian senior citizens from municipalities with different Human Development Indices Quejas de sueño entre mayores brasileños de municipios con diferentes índices de desarrollo humano Queixas de sono entre idosos brasileiros de municípios com diferentes índices de desenvolvimento humano

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    Ariene Angelini dos Santos

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To compare the occurrence of sleep complaints among senior citizens resident in the local communities of two municipalities with differing Human Development Indices (HDIs: Campinas, State of São Paulo (IDH = 0.852 and Parnaíba, State of Piauí (IDH = 0.674. METHOD: Descriptive study as part of the multicentric project going by the name of Frailty among Brazilian Senior Citizens (Fragilidade em Idosos Brasileiros - FIBRA. A total of 988 senior citizens were analysed, making use of a social and demographic questionnaire about sleep problems (Nottingham Health Profile; questions about naps (Minnesota Leisure Activity Questionnaire. The Chi-Square and Mann-Whitney tests were used in the analysis of the data, at a significance level of 5% (pOBJETIVO: comparar la ocurrencia de quejas de sueño en mayores residentes en la comunidad de dos municipios con diferentes Índices de Desarrollo Humano (IDH: Campinas (IDH=0,852 y Parnaíba (IDH=0,674. MÉTODO: estudio descriptivo parte integrante del proyecto multicéntrico Fragilidad en Mayores Brasileños (FIBRA. Fueron evaluados 988 de edad, utilizándose cuestionario sociodemográfico, cuestiones sobre quejas de sueño (Perfil de Salud de Nottingham; cuestiones sobre sueños (Minnesota Leisure Activity Questionnaire. Los testes Jue-cuadrado y Mann Whitney fueron utilizados en el análisis de datos, con nivel de significancia del 5% (pOBJETIVO: comparar a ocorrência de queixas de sono em idosos residentes na comunidade de dois municípios com diferentes índices de desenvolvimento humano (IDH: Campinas, SP, (IDH=0,852 e Parnaíba, PI, (IDH=0,674. MÉTODO: estudo descritivo, parte integrante do projeto multicêntrico Fragilidade em Idosos Brasileiros (Fibra. Foram avaliados 988 idosos, utilizando-se questionário sociodemográfico, questões sobre queixas de sono (Perfil de Saúde de Nottingham; questões sobre cochilo (Minnesota Leisure Activity Questionnaire. Os testes qui-quadrado e Mann

  9. Sleep quality of women with gynecological and breast cancer Calidad del sueño en mujeres con cáncer ginecólogo e mamario Qualidade do sono de mulheres portadoras de câncer ginecológico e mamário

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    Renata Furlani

    2006-12-01

    hospitalización.A qualidade de sono referida pelo próprio indivíduo é reconhecida atualmente como um indicador de saúde e de qualidade de vida. Este estudo exploratório e descritivo teve por objetivo descrever a qualidade habitual do sono de mulheres com câncer ginecológico e mamário e compará-la à qualidade do sono das mesmas na hospitalização. Participaram 25 mulheres hospitalizadas para tratamento clínico do câncer que responderam ao Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh (PSQI até 72 horas após a admissão e quando prevista a alta hospitalar. Verificou-se que 52% das mulheres apresentavam má qualidade de sono habitual e que, na hospitalização, esse percentual elevou-se para 80%. Como causas mais freqüentes de perturbação do sono na hospitalização destacaram-se: necessidade de usar o banheiro; despertar precoce; cuidados prestados pela equipe de enfermagem. Os resultados apontam para a necessidade de cuidados oncológicos que englobem a qualidade de sono destes pacientes, sobretudo na hospitalização.

  10. Hábitos de sono relacionados à síndrome da morte súbita do lactente: estudo populacional Sleeping habits related to sudden infant death syndrome: a population-based study

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    Lorena Teresinha Consalter Geib

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available O estudo transversal, que descreve os hábitos de sono com risco potencial para a síndrome da morte súbita do lactente, incluiu todas as crianças nascidas vivas em 2003, em Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, com coleta de dados nas Declarações de Nascidos Vivos e em entrevistas, analisados com estatística descritiva e teste de qui-quadrado. Dos 2.634 nascidos vivos, selecionaram-se 2.285 (86,75%, com exclusão de 8,4% e perda de 5,2%. Dentre os hábitos protetores, constatou-se, em 77% dos lactentes, uso de vestuário adequado, 90% envolvidos frouxamente, 69% com cobertas de espessura fina, 98% dormindo no quarto dos pais e 56%, no berço. Dos hábitos com potencial risco, observaram-se decúbito lateral (92%, uso de travesseiro (88% e os pés distanciados da borda inferior do berço (96%. Nas classes econômicas pobres, o hábito da criança de compartilhar a cama foi significativo (p = 0,00. Assim, num município com baixa prevalência de síndrome da morte súbita, os lactentes são expostos tanto a hábitos de sono protetores como de risco, sugerindo que, em populações desfavorecidas de países em desenvolvimento, outros fatores de risco dessa síndrome devam ser considerados.This cross-sectional study on sleeping habits with potential risk for sudden infant death syndrome included all live births in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 2003 with data collection from Certificates of Live Birth and interviews, analyzed with descriptive statistics and the qui-squared test. From the 2,634 live births, 2,285 children were selected (86.75%, with 8.4% exclusion and 5.2% losses. Protective habits included 77% of infants with appropriate clothing, 90% loosely wrapped, 69% with thin blankets, 98% sleeping in the parents' bedroom, and 56% in the crib. Potentially risky habits included lateral decubitus (92%, use of a pillow (88%, and feet far from the lower edge of the crib (96%. Among low-income families, bed-sharing with other

  11. Ocorrência da síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS em crianças respiradoras orais Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS in mouth breathing children

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    Suemy Cioffi Izu

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available É bem estabelecido que a respiração oral em crianças está relacionada à hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana, que é a principal causa de apneia do sono nesta população. Apesar da importância deste tema, há poucos estudos que comprovam a relação entre SAOS e respiração oral. OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência de distúrbios respiratórios do sono em crianças respiradoras orais e sua correlação com achados otorrinolaringológicos. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram avaliados retrospectivamente 248 prontuários de crianças respiradoras orais do serviço de Otorrinolaringologia Pediátrica de uma grande instituição entre 2000 e 2006, analisando os achados otorrinolaringológicos, polissonografia, nasofibroscopia e/ou radiografia em perfil do Cavum. O principal dado polissonográfico utilizado foi o índice de apneia (IA. Classificou-se como ronco primário aqueles com IA1. Desenho Científico: Coorte retrospectivo. RESULTADOS: Dos 248 pacientes incluídos, 144 (58% apresentavam ronco primário e 104 (42% apresentavam SAOS. Os achados otorrinolaringológicos mais frequentes foram Hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana (n=152; 61,2%, Hipertrofia de tonsila palatina (n=17; 6,8% Hipertrofia da tonsila faríngea (n=37; 14,9%, Rinite Alérgica (n=155; 62,5% e Otite Secretora (36; 14,5%. CONCLUSÕES: Ronco Primário e SAOS são frequentes em crianças respiradoras orais. A afecção otorrinolaringológica mais encontrada em crianças com SAOS é a hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana acompanhada ou não de rinite alérgica.It is well known that mouth breathing is associated with adenotonsillar hypertrophy - which is the main cause of obstructive sleep apnea among children. Despite the importance of this matter, there are only a handful of studies showing the relationship between OSAS and mouth breathing. AIM: to determine the prevalence of obstructive sleep disorders in mouth breathing children and study its correlation with otorhinolaryngological findings. STUDY

  12. Sono-precipitation of Ag2CrO4-C composite enhanced by carbon-based materials (AC, GO, CNT and C3N4) and its activity in photocatalytic degradation of acid orange 7 in water.

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    Azami, Mina; Haghighi, Mohammad; Allahyari, Somaiyeh

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    Enhancing the photocatalytic activity of Ag 2 CrO 4 with coupled carbon-based materials like activated carbon, graphene oxide, carbon nanotubes and carbon nitride has been investigated in removal of Acid Orange 7 from wastewater. Sono precipitated Ag 2 CrO 4 -C composite based photocatalysts were characterized by XRD, BET, FESEM, FTIR and UV-vis DRS and the photocatalytic activity of theses samples was evaluated in terms of degradation amount of acid orange 7 under visible light irradiations. BET analysis showed that with addition of carbon based materials, the specific surface area of the Ag 2 CrO 4 -C composite increased. XRD analysis indicated that the crystallinity of Ag 2 CrO 4 peaks decreased after addition of all studied carbon-based materials and C 3 N 4 has lowered the crystallinity of Ag 2 CrO 4 less than others. Higher crystallinity has the positive effect of higher photocatalytic activity because among above mentioned composites, Ag 2 CrO 4 -C 3 N 4 photocatalyst exhibited higher photocatalytic activity and stability under visible light irradiations. DRS analysis confirmed good match of electronic structures of Ag 2 CrO 4 and C 3 N 4 . On the other hand Ag 2 CrO 4 and C 3 N 4 formed heterojunction which separates photo-generated electron-hole pairs effectively. Also evaluation of photocatalytic reaction in various operating parameters showed Ag 2 CrO 4 -C 3 N 4 had the highest photocatalytic activity in neutral pH and 1g/L of catalyst loading. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Qualidade de Sono e Parâmetros de Dessaturação Nocturna em Doentes com Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crónica e Hipoxémia entre 55-70 mmHg

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    José Moutinho Dos Santos

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: A dessaturação nocturna é um facto reconhecido em doentes com insuficiência respiratória crónica (IRC sendo sobretudo responsabilizada no seu mecanismo fisiopatológico a redução da ventilação alveolar particularmente durante o sono REM. Este fenómeno é importante em doentes com hipoxémia basal moderada (PaO2 basal entre 55-70 mmHg dada a posição particular da SaO2 na curva de dissociação de hemoglobina. Por outro lado, tem sido referido na literatura alterações da qualidade do sono em doentes com Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crónica que afectam a normal estrutura do sono. O objectivo do trabalho foi avaliar de que modo a qualidade do sono poderia afectar os parâmetros de dessaturação nocturna e a sua definição como doente dessaturador.Vinte doentes (15 homens; 5 mulheres; idade X±dp - 68,2±6,1 anos com IRC estabilizada secundária a DPOC (FEV1 - 1,024±0,431 litros; 47±16,5 % do prognosticado foram submetidos a estudo poligráfico do sono em duas noites consecutivas em ar ambiente, sem medicação sedativa e sob medicação broncodilatora habitual. Na primeira noite de sono o padrão geral foi de insónia e sono fragmentado (aumento do tempo de latência ao sono e do número de “arousals” e diminuição da eficiência do sono com consequente redução do tempo em sono 3-4 e sono REM. Na segunda noite de estudo, verificou-se redução significativa do tempo de latência (72±65,5 vs. 28±31,4 minutos; p=0.008 e aumento da eficiência do sono (52±26,5 vs. 76±13.4%; p<0.0001 sem variação significativa do número de “arousals” e do tempo em sono profundo mas com aumento significativo do sono REM (6±4,8 vs. 11±6,5 %. Não se constataram diferenças significativas nos parâmetros de dessaturação nocturna nas duas noites embora se verifique grande variabilidade

  14. Perfil cardiovascular em pacientes com apneia obstrutiva do sono Perfil cardiovascular en pacientes con apnea obstructiva del sueño Cardiovascular profile in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Fátima Dumas Cintra

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (AOS é um fator de risco para várias condições cardiovasculares incluindo aumento na mortalidade cardiovascular. Sendo assim, é essencial o conhecimento das principais repercussões cardiovasculares dos distúrbios respiratórios do sono durante uma avaliação clínica. OBJETIVO: Analisar as características cardiovasculares de pacientes com AOS. MÉTODOS: Pacientes submetidos a polissonografia basal foram consecutivamente selecionados do banco de dados do Instituto do Sono entre março de 2007 e março de 2009. Todos os pacientes foram orientados a comparecer ao ambulatório para coleta de sangue, exame físico, eletrocardiograma de 12 derivações, espirometria, teste cardiopulmonar em esteira ergométrica e ecocardiograma transtorácico. O estudo foi aprovado pelo comitê de ética e pesquisa e registrado no site http://clinicaltrials.gov/ sob o número: NCT00768625. RESULTADOS: Foram analisados 261 pacientes e 108 controles. As principais características dos pacientes com AOS foram: obesidade, hipertensão, baixos níveis plasmáticos de lipoproteínas de alta densidade (HDL e aumento no diâmetro do átrio esquerdo quando comparados com controles (3,75 ± 0,42; 3,61 ± 0,41, p = 0,001, respectivamente. Essas características associadas correspondem a um acréscimo de 16,6 vezes na probabilidade de ocorrência de AOS independentemente do relato de algum sintoma dessa desordem, como sonolência ou ronco. CONCLUSÃO: Na amostra avaliada, o perfil cardiovascular dos pacientes com AOS mais encontrado foi: obesidade, hipertensão arterial, baixos níveis plasmáticos de HDL e átrio esquerdo com diâmetro aumentado.FUNDAMENTO: Apnea obstructiva del sueño (AOS es un factor de riesgo para diversas condiciones cardiovasculares, incluido el aumento en la mortalidad cardiovascular. Por tanto, es imprescindible conocer las principales repercusiones cardiovasculares de los trastornos respiratorios del sue

  15. O estresse e qualidade de sono do enfermeiro nos diferentes turnos hospitalares El estrés y la calidad de sueño del enfermero en los diferentes turnos hospitalarios Stress and sleep quality of nurses working different hospital shifts

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    Maria Cecília Pires da Rocha

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo analisar a relação entre estresse e qualidade do sono de enfermeiros que atuam em diferentes setores hospitalares, dos turnos diurnos e noturnos. Foi realizado em uma instituição hospitalar da cidade de Campinas, São Paulo. Utilizou-se para a coleta de dados: Escala Bianchi de Stress modificada (EBSm e o Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh (PSQI. Participaram 203 enfermeiros com faixa etária predominante de 40 a 49 anos de idade. Os resultados indicaram que houve uma correlação significativa entre estresse e sono (correlação de Spearman; r= 0,21318; p= 0,0026 e entre níveis elevados de estresse e qualidade de sono ruim para os enfermeiros do turno da manhã (p=0,030; Teste Qui-Quadrado. Concluiu-se que o nível de estresse pode ser um fator diretamente correlacionado com o sono, visto que quanto maior o nível de estresse dos enfermeiros, pior é a qualidade de sono.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo analizar la relación entre estrés y calidad del sueño de enfermeros que actúan en diferentes sectores hospitalarios, de los turnos diurnos y nocturnos. Fue realizado en una institución hospitalaria de la ciudad de Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil. Para la recolección de datos se utilizaron la Escala Bianchi de Stress modificado (EBSm y el Índice de la Calidad del Sueño de Pittsburgh (PSQI. Participaron 203 enfermeros, pertenecientes en forma predominante a la faja etaria que comprende de los 40 a los 49 años de edad. Los resultados indicaron que hubo una correlación significativa entre estrés y sueño (Correlación de Spearman; r = 0,21318; p = 0,0026 y entre niveles elevados de estrés y mala calidad de sueño para los enfermeros del turno de la mañana (p= 0,030; Test Qui-Cuadrado. Se concluyó en que el nivel de estrés puede ser un factor correlacionado directamente con el sueño, apuntándose que cuanto mayor es el nivel de estrés de los enfermeros, peor es la calidad de su sue

  16. Qualidade do sono em pacientes idosos com patologias vasculares periféricas Calidad del sueño en pacientes de la tercera edad con patologías vasculares periféricas Sleep quality in aged patients with peripheral vascular diseases

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    Karina Corrêa

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    Full Text Available Patologias vasculares periféricas freqüentemente acometem idosos e, sendo crônicas, interferem na qualidade de vida desses indivíduos, inclusive no sono. Portanto, este estudo objetivou avaliar a qualidade do sono de idosos com patologias vasculares periféricas em acompanhamento ambulatorial no Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Os voluntários (n=50, idade média de 74 8 anos responderam ao Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh (PSQI, forneceram dados sociodemográficos e sobre a vasculopatia (35 idosos apresentavam obstrução arterial em membros inferiores. Verificou-se que 34 idosos apresentavam sono de má qualidade. A duração do sono era de 5,8 ( 2,3 horas e, segundo 23 idosos, as dores perturbavam o sono noturno freqüentemente (três vezes na semana ou mais. Somente 18 idosos usavam analgésicos e quatro, medicamentos para dormir. Os achados podem subsidiar o enfermeiro na implementação de medidas para melhorar esse quadro e promover a qualidade de vida das pessoas acometidas.Las patologías vasculares periféricas frecuentemente acometen a las personas de la tercera edad y, siendo crónicas, interfieren en la calidad de vida de esos individuos, inclusive en el sueño. Por tanto, en este estudio se tuvo por objetivo evaluar la calidad del sueño de personas de la tercera edad con patologías vasculares periféricas en tratamiento ambulatorio en el Hospital de las Clínicas de la Universidad Estatal de Campinas. Los voluntarios (n=50, edad media de 74 8 años respondieron al Índice de Calidad de Sueño de Pittsburgh (PSQI, proporcionaron sus datos sociodemográficos y sobre la vasculopatía (35 personas de la tercera edad presentaban obstrucción arterial en miembros inferiores. Se verificó que 34 personas de la tercera edad presentaban sueño de mala calidad. La duración del sueño era de 5,8 ( 2,3 horas y, según 23 de los participantes, los dolores perturbaban su sueño nocturno frecuentemente

  17. Sonolência diurna excessiva pós-traumatismo de crânio: associação com movimentos periódicos de pernas e distúrbio de comportamento do sono REM: relato de caso Excessive daytime sleepiness after traumatic brain injury: association with periodic limb movements and REM behavior disorder: case report

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    Raimundo Nonato D. Rodrigues

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Um homem de 52 anos, procurou o Hospital. Universitário de Brasília com queixa de sono agitado. Sua esposa relatava, desde há cerca de 10 anos, intensa movimentação de membros e agressividade em meio a sonhos violentos. Desde então apresentava sonolência diurna excessiva. Havia relato de traumatismo de crânio há 34 anos e coma de 2 meses de duração. A vídeo-polissonografia revelou comportamento agressivo e agitado durante o sono REM, e movimentos periódicos de pernas. Havia importante sonolência diurna no teste de latências de sono. Foi instituído tratamento com levodopa-benzerazida 100/25 mg à noite. Após 10 semanas de evolução, houve melhora da movimentação noturna global, e desaparecimento dos episódios ligados a sonhos de conteúdo violento. Este caso nos permite analisar a associação entre trauma craniano e alterações nas vias dopaminérgicas (movimentos periódicos das pernas e distúrbio de comportamento do sono REM e revisar a importância dos distúrbios na produção de hipocretina hipotalâmica na fisiopatologia desse quadro clínico.A 52 year-old male patient, had complaint of "restless sleep". His wife informed that for the past ten years the patient had presented intense and aggressive body movements, and sometimes, violent dreams. The patient also complained of excessive daytime sleepiness. His relevant previous medical history included a traumatic brain injury at the age of 28 which left him in coma for two months. A video-polysomnography showed periodic leg movements and, during REM sleep, aggressive and agitated behaviour. The multiple sleep latency test revealed extremely short latencies. Initially, he was treated with levodopa-benzerazide, 100/25 mg, 2 hours before bedtime. After 10 weeks his overnight behaviour pattern improved and leg movements diminished. This case supports the hypothesis of an association between cranial trauma and alterations in the dopaminergic pathways represented by periodic

  18. A liberdade humana e as suas diferentes situações existenciais: a infância, o sono, a demência e a ignorância no pensamento de Luis de Molina (1535-1600 = Human freedom and its different existential situations: infancy, sleep, insanity and ignorance according to Luis de Molina(1535-1600

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    Rebalde, João Carlos Martins

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo, pretende-se mostrar como o jesuíta Luis de Molina define a liberdade humana e a pensa em diferentes situações existenciais, nomeadamente a infância, o sono, a demência e a ignorância, na obra Concordia liberi arbitrii cum gratiae donis, divina praescientia, providentia, praedestinatione et reprobatione (1588. Discute-se também a importância da educação, da medicina e da religião no desenvolvimento do ser humano, no pensamento de Molina

  19. Mongolian coal liquefaction test; Mongorutan no ekika tokusei

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    Yamamoto, H.; Kubo, H. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Tsedevsuren, T. [National Research Center of Chemistry and Technology of Coal in Mongoria (Mongolia)

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    This paper describes the results of liquefaction tests of Mongolian coals using an autoclave and a flow micro reactor. Uvdughudag coal, Hootiinhonhor coal, and Shivee-Ovoo coal were used for liquefaction tests with an autoclave. Oil yields of Uvdughudag and Hootiinhonhor coals were 55.56 wt% and 55.29 wt%, respectively, which were similar to that of Wyoming coal. Similar results were obtained, as to produced gas and water yields. These coals were found to be suitable for coal liquefaction. Lower oil yield, 42.55 wt% was obtained for Shivee-Ovoo coal, which was not suitable for liquefaction. Liquefaction tests were conducted for Uvdughudag coal with a flow micro reactor. The oil yield was 55.7 wt%, which was also similar to that of Wyoming coal, 56.1 wt%. Hydrogen consumption of Uvdughudag coal was also similar to that of Wyoming coal. From these, Uvdughudag coal can be a prospective coal for liquefaction. From the distillation distribution of oil, distillate fraction yield below 350{degree}C of Uvdughudag coal was 50.7 wt%, which was much higher than that of Wyoming coal, 35.6 wt%. Uvdughudag coal is a coal with high light oil fraction yield. 2 figs., 5 tabs.

  20. Tratamento da síndrome da apnéia e hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono com aparelhos intrabucais Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and hipoapnea syndrome with oral appliances

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    Marco Antonio de Oliveira Almeida

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome da apnéia e hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS é um distúrbio que atinge cerca de 4% da população adulta e que, além dos problemas sociais associados ao ronco e à sonolência diurna excessiva, é preocupante pelos quadros de hipertensão pulmonar e insuficiência cardíaca que pode desencadear. REVISÃO E DISCUSÃO: Através de uma revisão de literatura discutiu-se o uso de aparelhos intrabucais para o tratamento dessa patologia, destacando-se a eficácia e as limitações dessa terapia, os principais sintomas clínicos, os principais efeitos colaterais oclusais, o grau de colaboração e o índice de satisfação dos pacientes. CONCLUSÕES: Concluiu-se que a terapia com aparelhos intrabucais deve ser a de primeira escolha para o tratamento de SAHOS de média a moderada, sendo o desconforto dentário, articular e muscular, a hipersalivação e a xerostomia os sintomas clínicos mais freqüentes, com efeitos colaterais oclusais leves que normalmente não geram incômodos aos pacientes, com bom grau de colaboração e alto índice de satisfação.Obstructive sleep apnea and hipoapnea syndrome (OSAHS is a disorder that affects about 4% of the adult population, and besides the social problems associated to snoring and extreme day time sleepiness, it is preoccupying since it may cause pulmonary hypertension and cardiac failure. REVIEW AND DISCUSSION: Through a literature review, we discuss the use of oral appliances to treat this condition, in regards of therapy effectiveness and limitations, main clinical symptoms, major occlusal side effects, rate of improvement and patient satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that the use of oral appliances should be a first choice treatment for mild to moderate OSAHS, being dental, joint and muscular discomforts, hypersalivation and xerostomia, the most frequent clinical symptoms, with light occlusal side effects that normally do not bother the patients, with a good degree of improvement

  1. Avaliação dos níveis séricos de testosterona em pacientes com síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono Evaluation of testosterone serum levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Fernando Drimel Molina

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Homens com síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS podem apresentar diminuição dos níveis de testosterona devido à hipóxia. OBJETIVOS: Relacionar os níveis séricos da testosterona, em pacientes com SAOS, com parâmetros clínico-laboratoriais. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram revisados 103 prontuários de pacientes com SAOS, entre os anos de 2002 e 2009, e coletados os seguintes dados: idade à época da realização da polissonografia, valores do Hematócrito e Hemoglobina, nível sérico da testosterona total, IMC, índice de apneia/hipopneia(IAH e SatO2. FORMA DO ESTUDO: Estudo de casos retrospectivo em corte transversal. RESULTADOS: 79 pacientes (77% não apresentaram alteração hormonal e 24 (23% apresentaram níveis séricos inferiores. Dos pacientes com testosterona normal 70% estavam com sobrepeso, enquanto que 63% com testosterona alterada apresentaram obesidade grau I (pMales with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS may present decreased testosterone serum levels because of hypoxemia. AIM: To correlate testosterone levels in OSAS patients with laboratory parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 103 registries of OSAS patients were reviewed from 2002 to 2009. The following data collected: age when polysomnography was done, hematocrit and hemoglobin levels, total testosterone serum levels, BMI, apnea/hypopnea index (AHI, and O2 saturation. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional retrospective case study. RESULTS: 79 patients (77% had no hormonal changes, and 24 patients (23% had decreased serum levels. In patients with normal testosterone levels, 70% were overweight; 63% with altered testosterone levels had obesity grade I (p<0.05. Patients with altered testosterone levels had significantly lower average doses of Ht, Hb and androgen compared to patients without altered androgen levels. The average BMI of patients with altered hormone levels was significantly higher compared to patients with normal hormone levels. CONCLUSIONS: The relationship

  2. Obstructive sleep apnea prevents the expected difference in craniofacial growth of boys and girls A apneia obstrutiva do sono impede a esperada diferença de crescimento cranofacial de meninos e meninas

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    Maria Ligia Juliano

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: It was to compare cephalometric measures of mouth-breather boys and girls and with the cephalometric pattern observed in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS patients. METHODS: Craniofacial measurements of lateral cephalometric radiographs obtained from 144 children aged 7-14 years were compared between boys and girls, and both were compared to cephalometric pattern of OSAS patients. RESULTS: Mouth-breather boys and girls had no gender differences regarding to craniofacial morphology while nose-breather boys and girls showed those expected differences. Nose-breather boys presented a more retruded mandible and proinclined upper incisor when compared to nose-breather girls, but mouth-breather boys and girls had no differences. The measure NS.GoGn was the only variable with an interaction with gender and breathing. CONCLUSIONS: There were no cephalometric difference in mouth breather-boys and girls related to normal growth, suggesting that oral breathing make the same craniofacial morphology and both have craniofacial morphology close to that of OSAS patients.OBJETIVOS: Foi comparar medidas cefalométricas entre meninos e meninas respiradores bucais com o padrão cefalométrico de pacientes com síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS. MÉTODOS: Medidas craniofaciais de radiografias cefalométricas laterais de 144 crianças com idade entre 7 e 14 anos foram comparadas entre meninos e meninas, e estas comparadas com o padrão cefalométrico de pacientes com SAOS. RESULTADOS: Meninos e meninas respiradores bucais não apresentaram diferenças em relação à morfologia craniofacial, enquanto meninos e meninas respiradores nasais mostraram as diferenças fisiologicamente esperadas. Meninos respiradores nasais apresentaram mandíbula mais retraída e incisivos superiores inclinados para frente quando comparados com meninas respiradoras nasais, mas os respiradores bucais não apresentaram diferenças. A medida NS.GoGn foi a única vari

  3. Sono-RAFT Polymerization in Aqueous Medium.

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    McKenzie, Thomas G; Colombo, Enrico; Fu, Qiang; Ashokkumar, Muthupandian; Qiao, Greg G

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    The ultrasonic irradiation of aqueous solution is demonstrated to be a suitable source of initiating radicals for a controlled radical polymerization when conducted in the presence of a thiocarbonylthio-containing reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agent. This allows for a highly "green" method of externally regulated/controlled polymerization with a potentially broad scope for polymerizable monomers and/or polymer structures. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Biophysical Evaluation of SonoSteam®:

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    Andersen, Ann Zahle; Duelund, Lars; Brewer, Jonathan R.

    compromises between the abovementioned facts. Therefore it is important to develop new tools of analysis, which allow for an optimization of food decontamination. In this study we developed biophysical evaluation methods employing differential scanning calorimetry, second harmonic generation microscopy, two...... and safety evaluations. Our results show that there are no contradictions between data obtained by either approach. However, the biophysical methods draw a much more nuanced picture of the effects and efficiency of the investigated decontamination method, revealing e.g. an exponential dose...

  5. Prevalência de insónia de novo em doentes com síndrome de apneia obstrutiva do sono tratados com suporte ventilatório nocturno

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    P. Caetano Mota

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Introdução: A insónia de novo (IN associada ao uso do suporte ventilatório nocturno (SVN tem sido uma realidade constatada na prática clínica, contudo é de salientar a escassez de dados referentes à sua prevalência. O nosso objectivo consistiu em determinar a prevalência de IN e seus factores de risco em doentes com síndrome de apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS sob SVN. Material e métodos: Estudo descritivo transversal que incluiu 80 doentes com SAOS sob SVN. Efectuada comparação entre dois grupos, com e sem IN, relativamente a características demográficas, relacionadas com a doença, e personalidade. Foram excluídos os doentes sob medicação ansiolítica e/ou antidepressiva, com perda ponderal superior ou igual a 10%, e com sintomas da síndrome das pernas inquietas. Resultados: A mediana de idades dos doentes incluídos foi de 60,0 (intervalo interquartil (IIQ 10,0 anos; 82,5% eram do sexo masculino. Os valores iniciais medianos da escala de sonolência de Epworth (ESE e do índice de apneia-hipopneia (IAH foram de 12,5 (IIQ 9,0 e de 44,1 (IIQ 22,4/h, respectivamente. A maioria dos doentes (91,3% estava sob pressão positiva nas vias aéreas em modo automático (auto-adjusting positive airway pressure (APAP. A insónia prévia ao uso de SVN estava presente em 30% (n = 24 dos doentes. A prevalência de IN foi de 21,4% (12/56 e os subtipos de insónia inicial e/ou intermédia foram os mais frequentes (n = 11. Foi encontrada uma relação negativa estatisticamente significativa entre a IN e a pressão em 90% do tempo de SVN (P90 (p = 0.040. Conclusões: Os doentes com SAOS sob SVN apresentaram uma prevalência elevada de IN. Os doentes com IN apresentaram níveis inferiores de pressão de SVN comparativamente com os outros. Abstract: Introduction: New-onset insomnia (NOI associated with nocturnal ventilatory support (NVS is

  6. Avaliação da obstrução da via aérea superior através da videonasofaringoscopia: comparação da manobra de Müller com o sono induzido Evaluation of airway obstruction by nasopharyngoscopy: comparison of the Müller maneuver versus induced sleep

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    Marcelo Gervilla Gregório

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available A nasofaringoscopia com realização de Manobra de Müller é freqüentemente utilizada para determinar o local da obstrução na via aérea superior. No entanto, sua utilidade é controversa, uma vez que é realizada com o paciente acordado e pode não reproduzir os fenômenos obstrutivos que ocorrem durante o sono. OBJETIVOS: Comparar o grau de obstrução faríngea nas regiões retropalatal e retrolingual que ocorrem durante a manobra de Müller com aquelas que ocorrem durante o sono induzido. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo de 8 pacientes (3 homens e 5 mulheres com idade (média ±desvio padrão de 48,6 ± 9,2 anos de idade através de videonasofaringoscopia durante a manobra de Müller e durante o sono induzido por midazolam endovenoso. RESULTADOS: Observamos obstrução retropalatal similar durante a manobra de Müller e sono induzido (média + desvio padrão 3,13 + 0,99 e 2,75 + 0,46, respectivamente, p= 0,234. Em contraste, a obstrução retrolingual foi significantemente menor durante a manobra de Müller (média + desvio padrão 0,63 + 1,06 e 2,63 + 1,30, respectivamente, p= 0,005. CONCLUSÃO: O método do sono induzido foi seguro sob as condições de monitorização adotadas, tendo detectado maior ocorrência de colapso retrolingual do que a manobra de Müller.The use of nasopharyngoscopy during the application of intrathoracic pressure (Müller maneuver is frequently employed to establish the site of upper airway obstruction. The Müller maneuver, however, is used when the patient is awake and therefore may not correlate with obstruction occurring during sleep. AIM: to compare the degree of pharyngeal obstruction in the retropalatal and retroglossal regions during the Müller maneuver versus induced sleep using nasopharyngoscopy. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, case series study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight patients (three males, five females, with a mean age of 48.6 +/- 9,2 year, underwent nasopharyngoscopy to assess airway

  7. Diferenças entre os Sexos no Aproveitamento Escolar, na Sintomatologia de Stress e na Qualidade do Sono em um Grupo de Adolescentes The Differences between the Gender in School Performance, in the Symptoms of Stress and Sleep Quality in a Group of Adolescents

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    Gema Galgani de Mesquita Duarte

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Este estudo, pioneiro no Brasil, apresentado à Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (UNICAMP, em caráter dissertativo, transversal descritivo, teve por objetivo relacionar as variáveis: aproveitamento escolar, stress e qualidade do sono em um grupo de adolescentes do ensino médio. Materiais e métodos: amostra de 160 adolescentes, ambos os gêneros, entre 15 a 18 anos, estudantes do ensino médio na cidade de Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Para a coleta de dados, utilizou-se dos instrumentos: 1 Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh (IQSP; 2 Inventário de sintomas de stress para adultos de Lipp (ISSL; 3 Boletins dos alunos, por meio dos quais foram recolhidas as faltas e as notas. Resultados: Dentre os participantes, 65,63% são do gênero feminino. Em se tratando do aproveitamento escolar, observaram-se as médias 0,64 para o grupo feminino (F e 0,60 para o masculino (M (p=0,04. Para o número de faltas, têm-se as médias de 28,1 (F e de 30,3 (M (p=0,7440. Em relação à sintomatologia de stress, 65,71% (F e 29,09% (M foram classificados estressados e 34,29% (F e 70,91% (M não apresentaram sintomas de estresse (p< 0,001. Referente à qualidade do sono, observou-se que as mulheres apresentaram pior qualidade, sendo a média 6,0 (F e de 5,3 (M (p=0,27; na classificação do sono, 68,57% (F e 61,82% (M não dormem bem. Conclusão: O grupo feminino apresentou melhor aproveitamento nas atividades escolares, com notas mais elevadas e maior assiduidade, maior sintomatologia de stress e pior qualidade do sono. Objective: This dissertational, transversal and descriptive study, presented at the School of Medical Sciences of UNICAMP, aims at establishing a connection between the variables “school learning”, “stress” and “sleep quality” in high school adolescents. Materials and Methods: A sample of 160 high-school students of both genders, aged 15-18 years, in Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brazil. For data collection, the following

  8. Prevalência de fatores de risco para a síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono em motoristas de ônibus interestadual Prevalence of risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in interstate bus drivers

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    Carlos Alberto de Assis Viegas

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência de fatores de risco para a síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono em motoristas de ônibus interestadual. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 262 motoristas profissionais de ônibus interestadual, de empresa brasileira baseada no Distrito Federal, por questionário para avaliar distúrbios respiratórios do Sono, Escala de Sonolência de Epworth, testes de atenção concentrada e difusa, e medidas antropométricas. RESULTADOS: Encontravam-se com o peso acima do ideal 68% da amostra estudada, dos quais 34% apresentaram circunferência do pescoço = 42 cm. Durante o trabalho os motoristas referiram uso de tabaco (27%, refrigerantes à base de cola (55%, álcool (65% e café (88%, e 28% dos motoristas apresentaram mais de dez pontos na Escala de Sonolência de Epworth. Houve ainda 36% de roncadores, 5% referiram paradas respiratórias durante o sono, 12% apresentaram sensação de sufocamento, 29% sono agitado e 48% referiram sentir sono ao dirigir. Já se envolveram em acidentes de trânsito 42% dos motoristas e em 7,6% dos casos o acidente foi devido a sonolência excessiva. Aqueles com mais de dez pontos na Escala de Sonolência de Epworth apresentaram nível de atenção concentrada comprometido e quanto maior a circunferência do pescoço e a hipersonolência, menor a atenção difusa. CONCLUSÃO: No grupo de motoristas estudados, há uso alarmante de substâncias estimulantes e alta prevalência de hipersonolência diurna, que leva a diminuição da atenção.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in interstate bus drivers. METHODS: This study involved 262 professional interstate bus drivers employed by a Brazilian company headquartered in the Federal District. The drivers were evaluated using a questionnaire designed to assess respiratory sleep disorders, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, test of sustained attention, test of divided attention and anthropometric

  9. Padrões de sono de estudantes ingressantes na Graduação em Enfermagem Padrones de sueño de estudiantes de enfermería en lo primero-año Sleep patterns of first-year nursing students

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    Renata Furlani

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de estudo exploratório e descritivo com o objetivo de identificar os padrões de sono de estudantes ingressantes na graduação. Desenvolvido na Universidade Estadual de Campinas SP, os dados foram coletados em dois momentos distintos por meio do Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh. Durante as férias, os estudantes apresentaram melhor qualidade/ duração de sono e adoção de horários mais condizentes com seu cronotipo. Após o início das aulas, maior número apresentou sono de má qualidade e indisposição durante o dia, talvez decorrente de maior sujeição aos horários da universidade ou à adoção de hábitos irregulares de sono. Tais achados podem estar relacionados com o desempenho acadêmico dos estudantes o que destaca a importância do desenvolvimento de estudos futuros.Estudio exploratório/ descriptivo, describe patrones de sueño de estudiantes universitarios de primer año da Universidad Estadual de Campinas, Brasil. Se colecto información en dos ocasiones mediante el Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Resultados mostraron que los estudiantes reportan sueño de mejor calidad y duración prolongada durante las vacaciones y hábitos de sueño en conformidad con el cronotipo. Después del comienzo de clases, gran numero de estudiantes reporto sueño de calidad pobre y indisposición durante el día que pueden ser atribuidos al cambio de horario que la universidad impone sobre ellos o a la irregularidad de patrones de sueño adquiridos. Posible relación entre estos câmbios en los patrones de sueño y desempeño académico, enfatiza la importancia de otros estudios en esta área.This exploratory and descriptive study aimed at describing sleep patterns of first-year university students at the beginning of their course. The study was conducted at Campinas State University, Brazil. Data were collected in two points of time using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Results showed that students report sleep of better

  10. Quality of life of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome treated with an intraoral mandibular repositioner Qualidade de vida em pacientes com síndrome de apnéia obstrutiva do sono tratados com reposicionador mandibular intra-oral

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    Marco Antonio Cardoso Machado

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS is a very important and prevalent disease, which is associated with a poor quality of life in many patients. Treatments for OSAS include surgery, Continuos Positive Air way Pressure, and an intraoral mandibular repositioner (IOMR, but the tendency of sleep centers is to emphasize the apnea index, neglecting quality of life as treatment outcome. OBJECTIVE: To verify to what extent treatment with an IOMR improves the OSAS patient's quality of life. METHOD: Eleven male patients aged 34 to 63 years (mean=49 with mild to moderate OSAS were evaluated using the Calgary SAQLI questionnaire applied before and four weeks after treatment with an IOMR. The mandibular repositioners were manufactured individually for each patient with acrylic polymer and equipped with a retentive device to maintain the mandible in a forward position during sleep. RESULTS: Excellent improvement in the quality of life was observed in five patients (45.5% and excellent improvement in symptoms in 10 (90.9%. CONCLUSION: The systematic use of the IOMR indicates a clear improvement in the global quality of life as well as in the symptoms of patients with OSAS.CONTEXTO:A síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS é importante e prevalente doença associada à má qualidade de vida em muitos pacientes. Os tratamentos disponíveis incluem cirurgias, CPAP e o aparelho reposicionador mandibular intra-oral (ARMIO. Muitos centros de distúrbios de sono valorizam apenas a redução do número de apnéias no tratamento da SAOS, dando pouca atenção à qualidade de vida como desfecho do tratamento. OBJETIVO: Graduar melhora da qualidade de vida dos pacientes com SAOS usando ARMIO. MÉTODO: O questionário Calgary SAQLI foi aplicado, antes e após, 4 semanas de tratamento com ARMIO, a 11 pacientes masculinos, entre 34 e 63 anos de idade (média de 49 anos, com SAOS leve a moderada. ARMIOs foram manufaturados com polímero acrílico e

  11. Avaliação do padrão e das queixas relativas ao sono, cronotipo e adaptação ao fuso horário dos atletas brasileiros participantes da paraolimpíada em Sidney - 2000 Evaluation of sleep patterns and sleep-related complaints, chronotype, and time zone adaptation of Brazilian athletes participant in the Sydney 2000 paralympic games

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    Marco Túlio de Mello

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Diversas metodologias têm sido desenvolvidas para investigar a qualidade e as principais queixas e distúrbios relacionados ao sono. Uma forma conhecida de investigar as características temporais dos organismos é a cronobiologia, ciência divide a população em três cronotipos básicos para avaliar as diferenças individuais na prevalência pelos horários de vigília e de sono: os matutinos, os vespertinos e os indiferentes. Outro ponto importante, é que existem poucos estudos relacionando o padrão do sono em indivíduos com necessidades especiais e a atividade física. O sono é considerado como restaurador e o exercício está associado diversas alterações no padrão de sono. A maioria dos estudos referente ao feito do exercício sobre o sono podem ser abordados ou correlacionados com a teoria de restauração das funções do sono. O objetivo deste estudo foi o de avaliar o padrão, queixas relativas ao sono, cronotipo e adaptação ao fuso horário de Sidney dos atletas brasileiros que disputaram a paraolimpíada em 2000. Participaram da avaliação 64 atletas paraolímpicos, com idades de 26,3 (± 5,9. Todos os atletas responderam aos questionários de padrão e queixas relativas ao sono e cronotipo, passando também por uma adaptação ao fuso horário de Sidney. Oprocesso de sincronização ao fuso horário foi realizado de forma abrupta, na tentativa de romper com o ciclo claro-escuro que estava relacionado ao horário brasileiro. Os resultados demonstram que 34,4% dos atletas apresentavam uma insatisfação com o seu próprio sono, sendo que os distúrbios de sono mais relatados foram: apnéia (14%, refluxo gástrico (15,6%, dor de cabeça (14,1%, ansiedade pós-pesadelo (39,1%, caimbras (20,3%, sonilóquio (26,6%, pânico noturno (9,4%, PLM (9,4% e bruxismo (9,4%. Em relação a avaliação do cronotipo dos atletas, 73,43% se demonstraram indiferentes, 6,22% vespertinos moderados e 20,31% matutinos moderados. Observou-se boa

  12. Comparative analysis of multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT parameters and occurrence of dreaming in patients with daytime sleepiness of narcoleptic and non-narcoleptic origin Estudo comparativo de parâmetros de testes de latências múltiplas do sono (TLMS e ocorrência de sonhos em pacientes hipersones narcolépticos e não-narcolépticos

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    Eduardo Siqueira Waihrich

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To compare MSLT parameters in two groups of patients with daytime sleepiness, correlated to the occurrence and onset of dreams. METHOD: Patients were submitted to the MSLT between January/1999 and June/2002. Sleep onset latency, REM sleep latency and total sleep time were determined. The occurrence of dreams was inquired following each MSLT series. Patients were classified as narcoleptic (N or non-narcoleptic (NN. RESULTS: Thirty patients were studied, 12 were classified as narcoleptics (N group; 40%, while the remaining 18 as non-narcoleptic (NN group; 60%. Thirty MSLT were performed, resulting in 146 series. Sleep was detected in 126 series (86% and dreams in 56 series (44.44%. Mean sleep time in the N group was 16.0±6.3 min, while 10.5±7.5 min in the NN group (pOBJETIVO: Comparar variáveis do TLMS em dois grupos de pacientes hipersones e correlacionar presença e momento de ocorrência de sonhos. MÉTODO: Os pacientes foram submetidos a TLMS entre janeiro de 1999 e junho de 2002. Analisou-se a média das latências de sono, latências de sono REM e tempo total de sono. A presença de sonhos foi inquirida após cada série. Classificou-se os pacientes em narcolépticos (N e não-narcolépticos (NN. RESULTADOS: Do total de 30 pacientes, 12 foram classificados no grupo N (40% e 18 no NN (60%. Dos 30 TLMS foram obtidas 146 séries. Houve sono em126 (86% e sonho em 56 (44,44%. O tempo médio de sono no grupo N foi 16,0±6,3min e no NN 10,5±7,5min (p<0,0001. A latência média de sono no grupo N foi 2,0±2,2min e no NN 7,2±6,0min (p<0,001. A latência média do sono REM no N foi 3,2±3,1min e no NN 6,9±3,7min (p=0,021. Houve sonhos em 56,9% das séries do grupo N e 28,4% do NN (p=0,0009. A freqüência de sonhos em séries NREM no N foi 29,8 % e no NN 75% (p= 0,0001. CONCLUSÃO: Os pacientes do grupo N dormiram mais e mais rapidamente, apresentaram REM mais precocemente e maior freqüência de sonhos que os NN. Estes apresentaram

  13. Sleep problems and social support: Frailty in a Brazilian Elderly Multicenter Study Problemas de sueño y soporte social: estudio multicéntrico sobre Fragilidad en Ancianos Brasileños Problemas de sono e suporte social: estudo multicêntrico Fragilidade em Idosos Brasileiros

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    Shintia Viana da Costa

    2011-08-01

    ño en general, demorar en adormecer y dormir mal en la noche, presentaron puntajes inferiores a los de ancianos que negaban esos problemas, en la Escala de Percepción de Calidad de Soporte Social. Las estrategias para mejorar la calidad de soporte social podrían contribuir para minimizar los problemas de sueño.Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo identificar relações entre qualidade do suporte social percebido, problemas de sono e hábito de cochilar, em idosos da comunidade. Trata-se de recorte do estudo Fragilidade em Idosos Brasileiros (Fibra, projeto multicêntrico, desenvolvido em 17 cidades brasileiras. Participaram 498 idosos, capazes de responder às entrevistas, sem déficit cognitivo ou funcional grave. Adotou-se, para coleta de dados: questionário sociodemográfico, escala de percepção da qualidade do suporte social, questões sobre problemas de sono (perfil de saúde de Nottingham; questões sobre hábito de cochilar (Minnesota Leisure Activity Questionnaire. Utilizou-se estatística descritiva e teste de Mann-Whitney para tratamento dos dados. Idosos que referiram problemas de sono em geral, demorar para adormecer e dormir mal à noite apresentaram escores inferiores aos dos idosos que negavam esses problemas, na escala de percepção de qualidade de suporte social. Estratégias para melhoria da qualidade de suporte social poderiam contribuir para minimizar problemas de sono.

  14. Estresse e qualidade do sono entre enfermeiros que utilizam medicamentos para dormir Estrés y calidad del sueño de enfermeros que utilizan medicamentos para dormir Stress and sleep quality among registered nurses who use sleeping pills

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    Maria Cecília Pires da Rocha

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Identificar os níveis de estresse, analisar a utilização de medicamentos para dormir e correlacionar níveis de estresse, qualidade do sono e uso de medicamentos. MÉTODOS: Estudo quantitativo, transversal, descritivo e comparativo, realizado com 203 enfermeiros de uma instituição hospitalar da cidade de Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil. Foi utilizado um questionário de identificação, Escala Bianchi de Stress modificada (EBSm e o Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh. RESULTADOS: Dentre 203 enfermeiros, 17,7% utilizavam medicamentos para dormir. Dos enfermeiros que utilizaram medicamentos para dormir 48,6% demonstraram estado de alerta e alto nível de estresse (p = 0, 016 e apresentaram na sua totalidade (n=36 uma qualidade de sono ruim. CONCLUSÃO: Os enfermeiros que utilizaram medicamentos para dormir apresentaram níveis de estresse mais elevados e prejuízos que comprometem a qualidade do sono.OBJETIVOS: Identificar los niveles de estrés, analizar la utilización de medicamentos para dormir y correlacionar niveles de estrés, calidad del sueño y el uso de medicamentos. MÉTODOS: Estudio cuantitativo, transversal, descriptivo y comparativo, realizado con 203 enfermeros de una institución hospitalaria de la ciudad de Campinas, Sao Paulo - Brasil. Fue utilizado un cuestionario de identificación, Escala Bianchi de Stress modificada (EBSm y el Índice de Calidad del Sueño de Pittsburgh. RESULTADOS: De 203 enfermeros, el 17,7% utilizaba medicamentos para dormir. De los enfermeros que utilizaron medicamentos para dormir el 48,6% demostró estado de alerta y alto nivel de estrés (p = 0, 016 y presentaron en su totalidad (n=36 una calidad de sueño malo. CONCLUSIÓN: Los enfermeros que utilizaron medicamentos para dormir presentaron niveles de estrés más elevados y perjuicios que comprometen la calidad del sueño.OBJECTIVE: To describe the stress level and the use of sleeping pills among registered nurses and to examine

  15. Trabalho em turnos: estado geral de saúde relacionado ao sono em trabalhadores de enfermagem Trabajo por turnos: estado general de salud relacionado al sueño de trabajadores de enfermería Shift work: overall health state related to sleep in nursing workers

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    Sandra Soares Mendes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar os sintomas referentes ao estado geral de saúde associado ao trabalho em turnos de enfermagem e relacioná-los com a qualidade do sono. O estudo foi realizado no Hospital da Irmandade da Santa Casa de Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais. Participaram 136 profissionais de enfermagem, com média de idade de 33,1 anos, divididos nas seguintes categorias: enfermeiro (8,1%; técnico de enfermagem (80,9%; auxiliar de enfermagem dos turnos diurno e noturno (11%. Os sintomas de saúde foram identificados a partir do Inventário de Estado Geral de Saúde, e a qualidade do sono foi avaliada pelo Diário do Sono. Os dados foram estatisticamente significativos pelo Teste Qui-Quadrado (p=0,021 para a presença do sintoma de flatulência ou distensão abdominal no turno noturno. Constatou-se com a análise de regressão linear múltipla que os sujeitos do turno diurno que apresentaram os sintomas de má digestão (às vezes ou sempre e irritabilidade (sempre tiveram pior qualidade de sono noturno.Se objetivó identificar síntomas referentes al estado general de salud asociado al trabajo por turnos de enfermería y relacionarlos con la calidad del sueño. Realizado en Hospital de la Hermandad de Santa Casa de Poços de Caldas, estado de Minas Gerais. Participaron (n=136 profesionales de enfermería, con media etaria de 33,1 años, divididos en las categorías: enfermero 8,1%, técnico de enfermería 80,9%, auxiliar de enfermería 11,0% de turnos diurno y nocturno. Los síntomas de salud se identificaron mediante Inventario General de Salud y la calidad de sueño se evaluó por Diario del Sueño. Datos estadísticamente significativos según test Chi-Cuadrado (p=0,021 para presencia del síntoma de flatulencia o distensión abdominal en turno nocturno. Mediante análisis de regresión lineal múltiple, los sujetos del turno diurno que presentaban síntomas de mala digestión (eventualmente o siempre e irritabilidad (siempre

  16. Diferenças entre o homem e a mulher na apresentação clínica de doentes diagnosticados com síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono Differences between men and women in the clinical presentation of patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    MR Shepertycky

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available A importância clínica da patologia do sono, particularmente, da síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono tem vindo a tornar-se cada vez mais evidente nas últimas décadas. Paralelamente, verificou-se um número crescente de doentes com a confirmação diagnóstica da doença resultante de uma maior sensibilização dos clínicos para esta patologia e consequente maior solicitação de estudos poligráficos do sono. A síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS é uma doença comum afectando entre 2 a 4% da população adulta de meia-idade. Os doentes com este diagnóstico têm episódios recorrentes de apneias nocturnas seguidas de microdespertares. Está documentado que a SAOS é um factor de risco significativo para o desenvolvimento de outras patologias como sejam hipertensão arterial, arritmias cardíacas, enfarte agudo do miocárdio, acidente vascular cerebral e perturbações cognitivas, caracterizando-se por hipersonolência diurna a que está associado um aumento da frequência de acidentes de viação. Embora esteja bem documentado que o homem tem maior incidência de SAOS que a mulher (4% versus 2%, existe pouca informação sobre as diferenças de apresentação clínica inicial. Pensa-se que esta patologia está subdiagnosticada em mais de 90% das mulheres com SAOS moderada ou grave. Também está demonstrado que pode haver um significativo aumento da mortalidade aos 5 anos na mulher com este diagnóstico. A não valorização de factores únicos no género feminino tem condicionado, por vezes, conclusões inconsistentes e mesmo falsas. O objectivo do presente trabalho foi comparar as diferenças na apresentação clínica da SAOS de acordo com os sexos. Trata-se de um estudo randomizado englobando 130 mulheres com o diagnóstico de SAOS e um grupo controlo de igual número de indivíduos do sexo masculino com a mesma patologia, tendo sido todos submetidos a um registo poligráfico nocturno. A idade média, índice de massa

  17. Episódio depressivo maior, prevalência e impacto sobre qualidade de vida, sono e cognição em octogenários The prevalence of major depression and its impact in the quality of life, sleep patterns and cognitive function in a octogenarian population

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    Flávio MF Xavier

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Determinar a prevalência de depressão maior em uma população de sujeitos acima de 80 anos residentes na comunidade, comparar os padrões de sono e a função cognitiva entre controles normais e sujeitos com depressão maior e estimar a freqüência de outros transtornos psiquiátricos entre controles e sujeitos deprimidos. MÉTODOS: De uma população de 219 habitantes com mais de 80 anos, residentes em um município semi-rural no sul do Brasil (município de Veranópolis, RS, selecionou-se uma amostra randômica e representativa de 77 sujeitos (35%. Desse grupo, 5 sujeitos que apresentavam critérios de DSM-IV para depressão maior foram comparados com 50 controles sem diagnóstico de demência, delirium ou qualquer transtorno do humor. Os padrões de sono foram avaliados pelo Índice de Pittsburgh de Qualidade do Sono e por um diário do ciclo sono/vigília completado ao longo de duas semanas. Para a avaliação cognitiva, foram usados 5 testes neuropsicológicos: teste de lembranças seletivas de Buschke-Fuld; teste lista de palavras da bateria do CERAD; teste de fluência verbal; e 2 subtestes da bateria de memória de Wechsler. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de depressão maior foi de 7,5%. Sujeitos com esse diagnóstico, quando comparados a sujeitos do grupo-controle, apresentavam mais freqüentemente comorbidade com transtorno de ansiedade generalizada, usavam mais benzodiazepínicos e tinham uma pior qualidade de vida pela escala "Short-form 36". Os idosos deprimidos, quando comparados aos controles, tinham os mesmos padrões de sono e apresentavam o mesmo desempenho nos testes neuropsicológicos. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados corroboram o conceito de que episódios depressivos são freqüentes entre idosos com mais de 80 anos, causando impacto sobre a qualidade de vida associada à saúde e cursando comorbidade freqüente com transtorno de ansiedade generalizada. Entre os idosos octogenários residentes na comunidade, a depress

  18. Reacção paradoxal da pressão arterial ao tratamento com pressão positiva na via aérea em doentes com apneia do sono

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    C. Chaves Loureiro

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Introdução: Doentes com síndrome de Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAOS podem desenvolver hipertensão arterial (HTA sendo a pressão positiva na via aérea (PAP um tratamento eficaz no controlo da pressão arterial (PA. Objectivos: Analisar uma população de doentes com SAOS que desenvolveu aumento inesperado da PA após o uso de PAP e verificar a existência de correlações entre o aumento da PA, quer com os índices de gravidade da SAOS, quer com a adesão ao tratamento com suporte ventilatório nocturno. Métodos: Análise retrospectiva e descritiva de 30 doentes com SAOS e hipertensão previamente controlada, tratados com PAP, em média durante um ano, que desenvolveram um aumento da pressão arterial, definida como aumento de 5 mmHg na Pressão Arterial Sistólica (PAS e/ou Diastólica (PAD, após instituição de terapêutica PAP. Análise correlativa do aumento da PA com os índices de gravidade da SAOS e com a adesão ao tratamento, utilizando o coeficiente de Pearson. Resultados: De 508 doentes consecutivos seguidos no nosso Departamento, tratados com suporte ventilatório nocturno, 30 evoluíram com aumento de PA após o início do tratamento (idade 58 anos (SD 10,8, índice de Apneia-Hipopneia (IAH 46,1 (SD 18,68. Após o uso de PAP, a variação da Pressão Arterial Média (PAM, da PAS e da PAD foi, respectivamente, de 16 mmHg, 20 mmHg e 6 mmHg (SD: 15,0; 25,0; 19,4. Nenhum doente mostrou aumento significativo de Índice de Massa Corporal (IMC. O valor da Escala de Sonolência de Epworth (ESE diminuiu 8,9 pontos (SD 5,48. As variações de PAM, PAS e PAD não se relacionaram com P90/P95, IAH residual, fugas ou adesão a PAP. Conclusões: Neste grupo que desenvolveu um aumento da PA com o uso de PAP não se identificaram características específicas. Não foram encontradas correlações entre os aumentos

  19. O plantão noturno em anestesia reduz a latência ao sono El plantón nocturno en anestesia reduce la latencia al sueño Short sleep latency in residents after a period on duty in anesthesia

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    Lígia Andrade da Silva Telles Mathias

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Os médicos em geral, os anestesiologistas em particular, têm jornadas de trabalho prolongadas. Os residentes de Anestesiologia podem apresentar fadiga e estresse significativos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar, em residentes de primeiro e segundo anos a latência do sono em períodos após plantão. MÉTODO: Foram avaliados 11 residentes em situações distintas: às 7 horas da manhã, após noite de sono normal (> 7h, sem plantão nos 3 dias anteriores (M1; às 7 horas da manhã, após 24 horas de trabalho, sem dormir, sem plantão nos 3 dias anteriores (M2; às 13 horas da tarde, após 30 horas de trabalho, sem dormir, sem plantão nos 3 dias anteriores (M3. Em todas essas situações foi realizado eletroencefalograma (EEG contínuo, em sala apropriada para registro dos sinais de sono, avaliando a latência ao sono (LS. RESULTADOS: Verificou-se redução significativa da LS entre os residentes, após 24 ou 30 horas de plantão sem dormir. Entre os residentes que tiveram noite de sono normal na véspera do exame, 36,4% apresentaram LS em nível considerado patológico. CONCLUSÕES: A jornada de plantão de 24 ou 30 horas leva a valores de LS menores que 5 minutos, considerados patológicos, refletindo a fadiga extrema de residentes de Anestesiologia. Pode ser importante a regulamentação do número de horas de descanso pós-plantão.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Los médicos en general, los anestesiologistas en particular, tienen jornadas de trabajo prolongadas. Los practicantes de Anestesiologia pueden presentar fatiga y estrés significativos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue verificar, en practicantes (estudiantes de primero y segundo años la latencia del sueño en períodos después del plantón. MÉTODO: Fueron evaluados 11 residentes en situaciones distintas: a las 7 horas de la mañana, después de una noche de sueño normal (> 7h, sin plantón en los 3 días anteriores (M1; a las 7 horas de la ma

  20. Efeitos sistêmicos da hipoxemia noturna em pacientes com doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica sem síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono Systemic effects of nocturnal hypoxemia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Paulo de Tarso Guerrero Mueller

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar os efeitos da hipoxemia noturna em pacientes com doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica sem síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono. MÉTODOS: Estudamos 21 pacientes-10 dessaturadores e 11 não-dessaturadores-submetidos a gasometria arterial, polissonografia, espirometria, teste de exercício cardiopulmonar (cicloergômetro, dinamometria manual e medidas de pressão inspiratória máxima, pressão expiratória máxima e proteína C reativa (PCR. Incluíram-se os pacientes com pressão parcial arterial de oxigênio > 60 mmHg; excluíram-se os com índice de apnéia-hipopnéia > 5 eventos/hora de sono. Foram medidos consumo máximo de oxigênio, potência máxima, pressão arterial sistólica, pressão arterial diastólica (PAD e frequência cardíaca máxima durante exercício, visando detectar alterações hemodinâmicas. A PCR foi considerada positiva quando acima de 3 mg/L. RESULTADOS: A saturação periférica de oxigênio mínima durante o sono foi significativamente maior nos não-dessaturadores (p = 0,03. Mais dessaturadores apresentaram PCR > 3 mg/L (p OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of nocturnal hypoxemia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. METHODS: We studied 21 patients-10 desaturators and 11 nondesaturators-submitted to arterial blood gas analysis, polysomnography, spirometry, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (cycle ergometer, and hand-grip dynamometry, as well as measurements of maximal inspiratory pressure, maximal expiratory pressure, and C-reactive protein (CRP levels. Patients with arterial oxygen tension > 60 mmHg were included; those with an apnea-hypopnea index > 5 events/hour of sleep were excluded. Maximal oxygen uptake, maximal power, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure (DBP, and maximal heart rate were measured during exercise in order to detect hemodynamic alterations. Patients presenting CRP levels above 3 mg/L were considered CRP

  1. Estudo sobre o impacto do uso de aparelho de emissão de pressão positiva contínua nas vias aéreas superiores na hipersonia diurna em portadores da síndroma de apneia do sono

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    Clélia Maria Ribeiro Franco

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Introdução: A síndroma da apneia-hipopneia obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS é um distúrbio respiratório de elevada morbimortalidade. A terapia com pressão positiva contínua das vias aéreas (CPAP representa o tratamento conservador mais prescrito para a SAHOS e tem o intuito de restabelecer a patência das vias aéreas, normalizando o índice de eventos respiratórios obstrutivos, corrigindo os sintomas.Objectivo: Avaliar o impacto do uso do CPAP nasal sobre a hipersonia diurna em portadores de SAHOS.Método: Amostra de vinte doentes portadores de SAHOS diagnosticados por estudo de polissonografia de noite inteira, usuários ou não de CPAP nasal, todos avaliados quanto à hipersonia diurna através da escala de sonolência de Epworth.Resultados: O decréscimo do nível de sonolência diurna dos usuários de CPAP nasal foi significante (p=0,017, enquanto para não usuários de CPAP nasal a média do mesmo diminuiu sem significância estatística (p=0,162. Quanto à adesão à terapia com CPAP, 100% dos usuários relataram benefícios e, destes, 50% referiram desconfortos durante o uso.Conclusões: Portadores de SAHOS usuários do CPAP nasal têm o seu nível de hipersonia diurna diminuído em relação àqueles que não o utilizam.Rev Port Pneumol 2009; XV (2: 215-226 Abstract: Background: Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS is a respiratory disorder with high morbidity and mortality. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP is the most commonly prescribed conservative treatment for adults with OSAHS. CPAP therapy normalises or decreases OSAHS symptoms and can reduce and prevent OSAHS complications.Aims: To evaluate adherence to nasal CPAP treatment and CPAP impact on daytime drowsiness.Method: A sample of 20 patients evaluated for daytime drowsiness using the Epworth sleepiness scale and interviewed for adherence to nasal CPAP use

  2. WHOQOL-OLD assessment of quality of life in elderly patients with Parkinson's disease: influence of sleep and depressive symptoms Qualidade de vida (WHOQOL-OLD em idosos com doença de Parkinson: influência de sintomas do sono e depressivos

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    Regina Margis

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease with a number of motor and non-motor features that can affect quality of life. In this study, we aimed to assess quality of life, as well as to evaluate the potential determinants of quality of life, such as sleep quality, motor and depressive symptoms, in elderly patients with Parkinson's disease. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study in which we applied the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment for Older Adults in 57 Parkinson's disease patients over 60 years of age. RESULTS: Total World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment for Older Adults score was found to be associated with Parkinson's disease severity (rs = -0.43; p OBJETIVO: A doença de Parkinson é uma enfermidade neurodegenerativa com diversas manifestações motoras e não-motoras que podem provocar impacto na qualidade de vida. Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a qualidade de vida em pacientes com doença de Parkinson com idade superior a 60 anos por meio do questionário World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment for Older Adults e possíveis fatores determinantes, tais como qualidade de sono, sintomas motores e depressivos. MÉTODO: Foi realizado estudo transversal avaliando a qualidade de vida pelo questionário World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment for Older Adults em 57 pacientes com doença de Parkinson. RESULTADOS: World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment for Older Adults total apresentou associação com a severidade da doença de Parkinson (r s= -0,43; p < 0,001. As facetas de habilidade sensorial e de participação social apresentaram maior pontuação nos indivíduos com estágio leve em comparação ao grupo com doença de Parkinson avançada. World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment for Older Adults (faceta-I apresentou associação com Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburg e Escala de Sono na Doença de Parkinson (r p= -0

  3. Continuous spike-waves during slow waves sleep: a clinical and electroencephalografic study in fifteen children Ponta-onda contínua do sono lento: estudo clínico e eletrencefalográfico em quinze crianças

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    ADRIANA A. F. DJABRAIAN

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available We report on the clinical and EEG features of 15 patients with the syndrome of "continuous spike waves during slow wave sleep" (CSWSS. The differential diagnosis of CSWSS includes benign epilepsy of childhood with centro-temporal spikes, and Landau-Kleffner and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes. We found normal CT and MRI features in 6 cases, periventricular leukomalacia with and without diffuse brain atrophy in 4 cases and hydrocephalus in 1 case. There was no association between specific neurological findings and CSWSS. Nine of our cases had relatively focal discharges, like some cases from the literature. The occurrence of CSWSS appears to be age-related, generaly between the ages of 5 to 12 years, with a strong temporal relation to the neupsychological deterioration in its nature, severity and prognosis. We believe that this striking disorder has been overlooked and that routine sleep EEG studies on epileptic children may disclose additional cases of CSWSS.Relatamos as características clínicas e eletroencefalográficas de 15 patientes com a síndrome de ponta-onda contínua do sono não-REM (POCSNR. O diagnóstico diferencial da POCSNR inclue a epilepsia benigna da infância com pontas centro-temporais e as síndromes de Landau-Kleffner e Lennox-Gastaut. Encontramos TC e RNM de crânio normais em 6 casos, leucomalácia periventricular em 4 e hidrocefalia em 1. Não houve associação de achados neurológicos específicos e a POCSNR. Nove dos nossos casos tinham descargas relativamente focais, como alguns casos da literatura. A ocorrência da POCSNR parece ser idade-dependente, geralmente entre 5 e 12 anos, com forte relação temporal à deteriorização neurocognitiva, em sua natureza, severidade e prognóstico. Acreditamos que esta síndrome tem sido pouco diagnosticada e que a realização rotineira de EEG em sono em crianças epilépticas possa revelar novos casos de POCSNR.

  4. EEG recording after sleep deprivation in a series of patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy Registros eletrencefalográficos após privação de sono em uma série de pacientes com epilepsia mioclônica juvenil

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    Nise Alessandra de Carvalho Sousa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Seizures in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME are dependent on the sleep-wake cycle and precipitant factors, among which sleep deprivation (SD is one of the most important. Still an under diagnosed syndrome, misinterpretation of the EEGs contributes to diagnostic delay. Despite this, a quantitative EEG investigation of SD effects has not been performed. We investigated the effect of SD on EEGs in 41 patients, aged 16-50 yr. (mean 25.4, who had not yet had syndromic diagnosis after a mean delay of 8.2 yr. Two EEG recordings separated by a 48-hour interval were taken at 7 a.m. preceded by a period of 6 hours of sleep (routine EEG and after SD (sleep-deprived EEG. The same protocol was followed and included a rest wakefulness recording, photic stimulation, hyperventilation and a post-hyperventilation period. The EEGs were analyzed as to the effect of SD on the number, duration, morphology, localization and predominance of abnormalities in the different stages. A discharge index (DI was calculated. Out of the 41 patients, 4 presented both normal EEG recordings. In 37 (90.2% there were epileptiform discharges (ED. The number of patients with ED ascended from 26 (70.3% in the routine EEG to 32 (86.5% in the sleep-deprived exam. The presence of generalized spike-wave and multispike-wave increased from 20 (54.1% and 13 (35.1% in the first EEG to 29 (78.4% and 19 (51.4% in the second, respectively (pNa epilepsia mioclônica juvenil (EMJ, uma síndrome epiléptica ainda subdiagnosticada, as crises são dependentes do ciclo vigília-sono e de fatores precipitantes, entre os quais a privação de sono (PS é um dos mais importantes. A interpretação inadequada dos EEGs contribui para atraso no diagnóstico. Ainda não foi realizada investigação quantitativa sobre os efeitos da PS. Avaliamos o efeito da PS nos EEGs de 41 pacientes entre 16 e 50 anos (média 25,4 com EMJ em dois registros eletrencefalográficos, separados por intervalo de 48 horas. Os

  5. Dessaturação noturna: preditores e influência no padrão do sono de pacientes portadores de doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica com hipoxemia leve em vigília Nocturnal desaturation: predictors and the effect on sleep patterns in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and concomitant mild daytime hypoxemia

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    Renata Claudia Zanchet

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar o padrão da oximetria noturna em portadores de doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica sem apnéia do sono e com hipoxemia leve em vigília, identificar prováveis parâmetros diurnos capazes de predizer a dessaturação noturna e verificar sua influência no padrão de sono. MÉTODOS: Avaliaram-se 25 pacientes, divididos em dois grupos: com e sem dessaturação noturna. RESULTADOS: Comparando-se o primeiro grupo (52% com o segundo observou-se: idade, 63 ± 5 versus 63 ± 6 anos; volume expiratório forçado no primeiro segundo, 53 ± 31% versus 56 ± 19% do previsto; relação entre volume expiratório forçado no primeiro segundo e capacidade vital forçada, 49 ± 14% versus 52 ± 10%; pressão parcial de oxigênio no sangue arterial, 68 ± 8mmHg versus 72 ± 68mmHg; saturação arterial de oxigênio, 93 ± 2% versus 94 ± 1%. O grupo com dessaturação noturna apresentou menores valores de saturação arterial de oxigênio diurna e saturação periférica de oxigênio noturna. Não houve diferença no padrão de sono entre os grupos. Houve correlação da relação entre o volume expiratório forçado no primeiro segundo e a capacidade vital forçada, pressão parcial de oxigênio no sangue arterial e saturação arterial de oxigênio diurnas, e saturação periférica de oxigênio no exercício com os níveis de saturação periférica de oxigênio noturna, porém somente a saturação arterial de oxigênio diurna foi preditora da dessaturação noturna. CONCLUSÃO: A única variável capaz de predizer dessaturação noturna foi a saturação arterial de oxigênio diurna. A dessaturação noturna não influencia o padrão de sono de portadores de doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica com hipoxemia diurna leve.OBJECTIVE: To determine the nocturnal oximetry pattern in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients having no sleep apnea and presenting mild daytime hypoxemia, to identify probable daytime parameters capable of

  6. Stress-induced transformation of retained austenite and residual stress in polishing and grinding of ADI. ADI no kenma kensaku kako ni okeru zanryu austenite no kako yuki hentai to zanryu oryoku

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    Takahashi, T.; Tada, S.; Abe, T. (Government Industrial Research Institute, Tohoku, Sendai (Japan)); Kurihana, S. (Fukushima Prefectural Office, Fukushima (Japan))

    1993-06-25

    In the present research, relation between the retained austenite ([gamma]) and residual stress (Sr) on the mechanically worked surface was investigated by an X-ray diffraction to furthermore reform the ADI (Austempered Ductile Iron) which is high toughness automobile part material. As samples, selected were two types of ductile iron which are equivalent to FCD450 and FCD600, respectively. In the main process of thermal treatment, they are austenitized in argon at 1173K in the furnace, held quickly cooled (to between 573 and 648K) a cooled at room temperatures. After the treatment, both of them have no structural differences. As a result of investigating the relation of [gamma]'s stress-induced transformation on the polished and ground surface to both Sr and carbon concentration, the vol% of [gamma] on the worked surface by silicon carbide waterproof abrasive paper and buff is small on the surface where the Sr is high, and both of them are mutually correlative. The [gamma] is so quasi-stable as to be martensitized, if worked, and degraded in mechanical properties. The low carbon ductile iron (less than 1.4% in carbon content) is easy to transform, while the high carbon ductile iron (more than 1.6% in carbon content) is difficult to transform and its [gamma] is stable for the working. 16 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  7. Análise das funções cognitivas e sono na equipe de enfermagem nos turnos diurno e noturno Análisis de la función cognitiva y el sueño en el equipo de enfermería en los turnos de el día y nocturno Analysis of cognitive function and sleep of nursing staff on different shift work

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    Beatriz de Oliveira

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo analisar a memória de curto prazo, a atenção e o padrão do sono na equipe de enfermagem nos turnos diurno e noturno. Participaram 109 sujeitos de uma instituição hospitalar de Minas Gerais, distribuídos nos turnos: diurno (n= 68 e noturno (n=41. Utilizou-se, para coleta de dados: Diário de sono e Testes da Bateria WAIS III. Os resultados para a medida da qualidade do sono dos sujeitos do turno noturno apresentou diferença significativa (pEste estudio tuvo como objetivo analizar los estándares de memoria a corto plazo, la atención y su sueño personal de enfermería en los turnos. Los participantes del estudio fueron 109 pacientes de un hospital, en Minas Gerais, distribuidos en el turno de día (n = 68 y turno de noche (n = 41. La recolección de datos se realizó a través del diario del sueño y de la batería de prueba WAIS III. Los resultados muestran que existe una diferencia significativa en la calidad del sueño del trabajo en turnos de noche (p The aim of this study was to analyze short-term memory, attention and sleep patterns of the nursing staff working night and day shifts. Study participants were 109 subjects in a hospital in Minas Gerais working on the day shift (n = 68 or night shift (n = 41. Data collection was performed using the Sleep Diary and WAIS-III Test Battery. The results showed a significant difference for the quality of sleep of those on night shift work (p <0.0001; ANOVA. The subjects on the day shifts performed better on the Digit Symbol with a significant difference (p = 0.0008; Mann-Whitney test. In conclusion, the quality of sleep of the group on the night shift showed lower averages compared with those on the day shifts, although they had greater total sleep. The level of attention showed to be best for the group on the day shift work.

  8. Aspectos cronobiológicos do ciclo vigília-sono e níveis de ansiedade dos enfermeiros nos diferentes turnos de trabalho Los aspectos de chronobiologyc de ciclo del dormir-estela y ansiedad nivelan de enfermeras que trabajan en los cambios diferentes Chronobiologyc aspects of sleep-wake cycle and anxiety levels of nurses working on different shifts

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    Maria Luiza Pesse Campos

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa teve como objetivos: identificar os cronótipos dos enfermeiros dos diferentes turnos, estudar os padrões de sono e identificar os níveis de ansiedade estado-traço, correlacionando os cronótipos com as variáveis ansiedade-traço e ansiedade-estado. Foi realizado no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP, com 40 sujeitos. O cronótipo pre-ponderante dos enfermeiros do turno matutino foi o matutino moderado e os dos turnos vespertino e noturno do tipo indiferente. Em relação aos padrões de sono, os enfermeiros do turno matutino dormem menos, acordam mais cedo com ajuda do despertador em relação aos outros turnos. Quanto aos níveis de ansiedade traço-estado, situaram-se nos níveis I (baixo e II (moderado de ansiedade traço-estado. Este estudo permitiu que concluíssemos que os enfermeiros encontram-se satisfeitos e motivados com as condições de trabalho da instituição.Esta investigación tuvo como objetivos: identificar los cronotipos de los enfermeros de los diferentes turnos, estudiar los patrones de sueño e identificar los niveles de ansiedad estado - trazo correlacionando los cronotipos con las variables trazo de ansiedad y ansiedad - estado. Fue realizado en el Hospital de Clínicas de la Universidad Estatal de Campinas (UNICAMP, con 40 sujetos. El cronotipo preponderante de los enfermeros del turno matutino fue el matutino moderado y los de los turnos vespertino y nocturno del tipo indiferente. En relación a los patrones de sueño, los enfermeros del turno matutino duermen menos, se despiertan más temprano con ayuda del despertador en relación a los otros turnos. En cuanto a los niveles de ansiedad de trazo estado, se situaron em los niveles I (bajo y II (moderado de ansiedad de trazo estado. Este estudio permitió que concluya-mos que los enfermeros se encuentran satisfechos y motivados con las condiciones de trabajo de la institución.This research had as objectives: to

  9. Sono, qualidade de vida e acidentes em caminhoneiros brasileiros e portugueses Sueño, la calidad de vida y accidentes en brasileños y portugueses conductores de camiones Sleep, quality of life and accidents in the lives of Brazilian and Portuguese truck drivers

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    José Carlos Souza

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os distúrbios do sono, trabalho em turnos, sonolência excessiva diurna (SDE e qualidade de vida (QV de 206 caminhoneiros brasileiros e 200 portugueses. Aplicaram-se a Escala de Sonolência de Epworth, o SF-36 e o PSQI. Os portugueses dormem mais nos dias de trabalho (pSe evaluaron disturbios del sueño, trabajo en turnos, somnolencia diurna excesiva (SDE y calidad de vida (CV, de 206 camioneros brasileños y 200 portugueses. Se aplicaron la Escala de Somnolencia de Epworth, SF-36 y PSQI. Los portugueses duermen más los días de trabajo (pSleep disorders, shift work, excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS and quality of life (QL were evaluated by Epworth sleepiness scale, SF-36 and PSQI in 206 Brazilian and 200 Portuguese truck drivers. Portuguese drivers sleep more on working days (p<0.0001 and on non-working days (p=0.0720 and do more shift work (37.50%, whereas Brazilian drivers wake up earlier on working days (p<0.0001 and on non-working days (p<0.0001. Sleep disorders affected 35.40% of Brazilian drivers and 21.50% of Portuguese drivers (p=0.0019, whereas 32.00% and 21.00% had respectively EDS (p=0.0015. Brazilian truck drivers drive over 16 hours a day (43.20% and use more amphetamines (11.10% (p<0.0001, while Portuguese drivers consume more alcohol (73.50% (p<0.0001. QL scores were better for Portuguese drivers regarding mental health (p<0.0001 and pain (p<0.0001 and better for Brazilian drivers regarding physical function (p<0.0001, vitality (p=0.0002 and social function (p<0.0001. Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in both countries.

  10. Atividade fásica do sono rem em recém-nascidos e lactentes e sua relação com episódios de apnéia The relationship of apnea and phasic activity of REM sleep in newborns and infants that presented an apparent life-threatening event

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    Magda Lahorgue Nunes

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available A hipótese de que a apnéia pudesse ser o evento final da síndrome da morte súbita da infância (SMSI deu origem a vários estudos avaliando as características deste evento do ponto de vista polissonográfico. Foi sugerido que a atividade fásica do sono REM estaria associada a ativação dos neurônios respiratórios prevenindo a ocorrência de apnéias prolongadas e protegendo os lactentes de evoluírem para SMSI. Em estudo prévio retrospectivo com recém-nascidos não confirmamos estes achados mas muitos destes bebês apresentavam comprometimento neurológico severo. O objetivo do presente estudo é verificar a relação existente entre períodos de atividade fásica do sono REM (movimentos oculares rápidos e movimentos de sucção e apnéia. Estudamos do ponto de vista clínico c polissonográfico 86 recém-nascidos c lactentes encaminhados para avaliação por terem apresentado apnéia ou episódios com aparente risco de vida durante o sono. Dividimos os pacientes em 3 grupos: recém-nascidos (idade concepcional inferior a 44 semanas, n=31, lactentes com 1 -6 meses (n=48 e lactentes com >6m6When the apnea hypothesis turned to be an explanation for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS many authors tried to find if near-miss or apparent life-threatening events (ALTE could be markers of SIDS. It was suggested that phasic REM activity is associated with increased respiratory neuron activity and prevents prolonged apnea in near-miss SIDS. In a previous retrospective study with newborns we did not confirm these results, nevertheless we had several babies with serious neurological disturbances. The aim of this study was to verify the relationship of phasic activity (rapid eyes movement and sucking bursts with both apneic and non-apneic epochs during REM sleep. We studied 86 children refered for evaluation because they presented an ALTE during sleep or apneas. The subjects were divided in three groups by age (newborns, n=31; 1 -6 months, n= 48

  11. Sleep characteristics in children in the isolated rural African-Brazilian descendant community of Furnas do Dionísio, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Características do sono da criança na comunidade negra rural isolada de Furnas do Dionísio no Mato Grosso do Sul

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    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Developmental and cultural factors affect sleep habits in childhood. The objective of this research was to determine sleep habits of children in the isolated rural African-Brazilian community of Furnas do Dionísio, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The members of this community are closely related descendants of the ex-slave Dionísio, and remained in relative geographical isolation for about a century. Sleep characteristics of 55 children (35M; 20F, 2 to 10 year olds, were evaluated in interviews with their mothers. The results showed that cosleeping, in the same bed with family members, was present in 80.0% of the 2-3 year olds; decreasing to 25.0% of the 8-10 year olds. Only 5.4% of the children slept alone in their own bedroom. Mean number of persons per bedroom was 2.8. Only 7.0% of the bedrooms had TV; 98.1% slept in silence. The data obtained support the need to weigh cultural factors influence on sleep.Hábitos de dormir da criança sofrem influências fisiológicas e culturais. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi verificar os hábitos de dormir da criança da comunidade negra rural e isolada de Furnas do Dionísio, no Mato Grosso do Sul. A comunidade é composta dos membros de uma mesma família, descendentes do ex-escravo Dionísio, mantida por cerca de um século em isolamento geográfico relativo. As características de 55 crianças (35 M; 20 F, de 2 a 10 anos de idade, foram pesquisadas através de entrevistas com as mães. Resultou que o hábito de dormir junto (cosleeping estava presente em 80,0 % aos 2-3 anos; reduzindo a 25,0 % aos 8-10 anos. Apenas 5,4% dormiam sozinhas em seu quarto. A média de pessoas por quarto foi 2,8. Apenas 7,0 % dos quartos tinham televisão; 98,1% eram silenciosos. Os resultados apóiam a necessidade de determinar a influência de fatores étnicos no sono.

  12. Mouth breathing children have cephalometric patterns similar to those of adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome Crianças respiradoras bucais apresentam padrão cefalométrico semelhante àquele observado em pacientes adultos com síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono

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    Maria Ligia Juliano

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine whether mouth breathing children present the same cephalometric patterns as patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS. METHOD: Cephalometric variables were traced and measured on vertical lateral cephalometric radiographs. The cephalometric measurements of 52 mouth and 90 nose breathing children were compared with apneic patients. The children had not undergone adenoidectomy or tonsillectomy and had not had or were not receiving orthodontic or orthopedic treatment. RESULTS: Mouth breathing children showed same cephalometric pattern observed in patients with OSAS: a tendency to have a retruded mandible (p=0.05, along with greater inclination of the mandibular and occlusal planes (pOBJETIVO: Determinar se crianças respiradoras bucais apresentam o mesmo padrão cefalométrico que os pacientes que tem síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS. MÉTODO: Foram traçadas radiografias laterais verticais da cabeça para a mensuração das variáveis cefalométricas. As medidas cefalométricas de 52 crianças respiradoras bucais e de 90 crianças respiradoras nasais foram comparadas à de pacientes com apnéia. Foram excluídas as crianças que haviam sido submetidas à cirurgia de remoção de amídalas ou adenóides, ou que haviam recebido tratamento ortodôntico prévio ou em andamento. RESULTADOS: As crianças respiradoras bucais apresentaram o mesmo padrão cefalométrico observado em pacientes com SAOS: tendência a ter retrusão de mandíbula (p=0,05, assim como uma maior inclinação dos planos mandibular e oclusal (p<0,01 e tendência a ter maior inclinação dos incisivos superiores (p=0,08. O espaço da nasofaringe e o espaço aéreo posterior se apresentaram muito diminuídos nas crianças respiradoras bucais, como é observado em pacientes com SAOS (p<0,01. CONCLUSÃO: Crianças respiradoras bucais apresentam padrão cefalométrico alterado e sua morfologia craniofacial é semelhante àquela observada

  13. Sono-Electroless Plating of Ni-Mo-P Film

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    Chiba, Atsushi; Kanou, Masato; Wu, Wen-Chang

    2011-06-01

    Sonication is powerful agitation. Deposited films and electrochemical kinetics parameters were affected. The effects of micro-jet on the deposition rate and shock wave pressure on the smooth of deposited film had been studied. The bath was 0.095 mol/dm3 NiSO46H2O, 0.005 mol/dm3 Na2MoO4, 0.3 mol/dm3 NaH2PO2, 0.06 mol/dm3 Na3C6H5O72H2O, and pH 8.5. The temperature was 353 ± 3 K. The plating rate in sonication had a little faster compared with that in stationary state with micro-jet effects. The thickness of plated film was affected with bath temperature and bath composite. When the concentration ratio of Ni and Mo increased and ratio of Mo was decreased, thickness was thicker. The plated film was an amorphous. Plating rate was faster with micro-jet. The surface was smoothed with shock wave pressures.

  14. Veicoli semantici che sono opere d'arte

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    2012-01-01

    As it is well known an historical comprehension of the time in which people live and philosophers work is something essential in order to outline a theory that could grasps something of the world. The history of the relationship between art and philosophy is almost as old as philosophy itself. Among the first to take up the topic was Plato who posed the question in the most classical of ways—that is, by facing the problem of definition. The question of definition is nowadays deeply debated by...

  15. Real-time sono-photoacoustic imaging of gold nanoemulsions

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    Arnal, Bastien; Wei, Chen-Wei; Perez, Camilo; Lombardo, Michael; Pelivanov, Ivan M.; Pozzo, Danilo; O'Donnell, Matthew

    2015-03-01

    Phase transition contrast agents were first introduced in ultrasound (US) in the form of perfluorocarbon droplets. When their size is reduced to the nanoscale, surface tension dominates their stability and high pressure is required to vaporize them using long US emissions at high frequencies. Our group recently showed that nanoemulsion beads (100-300 nm) coated with gold nanopsheres could be used as non-linear contrast agents. Beads can be vaporized with light only, inducing stronger photoacoustic signals by increasing thermal expansion. A photoacoustic cavitation threshold study (US: 1.2 MHz, Laser 750 nm and 10-ns pulse) shows that the vaporization thresholds of NEB-GNS can be greatly reduced using simultaneous light and US excitations. The resulting signal is driven only by the pressure amplitude for a fluence higher than 2.4 mJ/cm2. At diagnostic exposures, it is possible to capture very high signals from the vaporized beads at concentrations reduced to 10 pM with optical absorption smaller than 0.01 cm-1. A real-time imaging mode selectively isolating vaporization signals was implemented on a Verasonics system. A linear US probe (L74, 3 MHz) launched short US bursts before light was emitted from the laser. Vaporization of NEB-GNS resulted in a persistent 30-dB signal enhancement compared to a dye with the same absorption. Specific vaporization signals were retrieved in phantom experiments with US scatterers. This technique, called sonophotoacoustics, has great potential for targeted molecular imaging and therapy using compact nanoprobes with potentially high-penetrability into tissue.

  16. Le politiche di austerità sono sbagliate

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The article introduces to the new issue of the journal by putting into context the various articles contained therein. It specifically deals with the recent changes of opinion and approach on the side of the IMF and several economists concerning fiscal policy and the appropriate response to the European crisis.

  17. Sleep/wake cycle of women submitted to elective gynecological surgery with a one-day hospital stay Ciclo vigilia/sueño de mujeres sometidas a cirugía ginecológica electiva con un día de hospitalización Ciclo vigília/sono de mulheres submetidas a cirurgia ginecológica eletiva com um dia de hospitalização

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    Maria Cristina Zaros

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this descriptive study was to compare preoperative and post-operative sleep/wake cycle (SWC patterns of 22 women undergoing elective surgery, with up to one day of hospitalization. The study was approved by the local Review Board. Voluntary women (average age 39 ± 9 filled out a Sleep Journal for 23 consecutive days, before and after the surgery (46 days total. Data were analyzed with Wilcoxon's matched-pairs test. The findings showed slight and transitory SWC changes (increased latency, reduced efficiency and later wake-up time after the surgery. Nevertheless, sleep quality was improved and there was a fast return to the SWC patterns observed before the intervention, perhaps due to the early exposition to daily routine, e.g. the environmental clues that are important to rhythmic synchronization.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo comparar las características del ciclo vigilia/sueño (CVS de 22 mujeres sometidas a cirugía ginecológica electiva con hasta un día de hospitalización, entre las etapas pre y post operatoria. El estudio fue aprobado por el Comité de Ética de la institución. Las voluntarias (39 ± 9 años llenaron un Diario del Sueño durante 23 días consecutivos, antes y después de la cirugía (46 días en total. Los datos fueron comparados por medio de la prueba de Wilcoxon para muestras pareadas. Lo encontrado reveló alteraciones discretas y transitorias del CVS (aumento de la latencia, reducción de la eficiencia y despertar más tardío después de la cirugía, sin embargo con mejoría de la calidad del sueño y rápido retorno a las características anteriores a la intervención, talvez por la exposición precoz a la rutina del día a día, o sea, a las señales ambientales relevantes para la sincronización del ritmo.Este estudo teve como objetivo comparar as características do ciclo vigília/sono (CVS de 22 mulheres submetidas a cirurgia ginecológica eletiva com até um dia de hospitalização, entre as

  18. Avanços recentes do impacto da apneia obstrutiva do sono na hipertensão arterial sistêmica Avances recientes del impacto de la Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño en la Hipertensión Arterial Sistémica Recent advances of the impact of obstructive sleep apnea on systemic hypertension

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    Rodrigo P. Pedrosa

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available A apneia obstrutiva do sono (AOS é uma condição clínica comum na população em geral, principalmente entre os pacientes portadores de doenças cardiovasculares. Mais do que um fenômeno local de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores, a AOS traz repercussões sistêmicas que podem incluir a hipóxia intermitente, a redução abrupta da pressão intratorácica e a ocorrência de microdespertares com fragmentação do sono. Nas últimas décadas, inúmeras evidências apontam de forma consistente a AOS como um importante fator envolvido na ocorrência de doenças cardiovasculares. Particularmente, a relação entre a AOS e a hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS é a que encontra um maior conjunto de evidências. Atualmente, encontram-se dados que consideram a AOS uma importante causa secundária de HAS. Mais do que isso, a AOS está independentemente associada a um pior controle pressórico, alteração do descenso noturno da pressão arterial e à presença de lesões de órgãos-alvo, tais como a hipertrofia do ventrículo esquerdo e a microalbuminúria. Estudos randomizados sugerem que o tratamento da AOS, especialmente com a pressão positiva contínua de vias aéreas superiores (CPAP, considerado o tratamento padrão para a AOS, promove redução significante da pressão arterial nas 24 horas, efeito esse mais significante no subgrupo de pacientes com HAS não controlada e nos pacientes com HAS resistente. A despeito de todas essas evidências, a AOS ainda continua sendo subdiagnosticada. O objetivo desta revisão é discutir os recentes avanços nos mecanismos fisiopatológicos, na apresentação clínica e no tratamento da AOS, e o benefício sobre a pressão arterial.La apnea obstructiva del sueño (AOS es una condición clínica común en la población en general, principalmente entre los pacientes portadores de enfermedades cardiovasculares. Más que un fenómeno local de obstrucción de las vías aéreas superiores, la AOS trae

  19. Impacto da umidificação aquecida com pressão positiva automática em vias aéreas na terapia do síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono Impact of heated humidification with automatic positive airway pressure in obstructive sleep apnea therapy

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    Sara Moreira da Silva Trindade Salgado

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o impacto da umidificação aquecida introduzida no início da terapia com pressão positiva automática em vias aéreas (APAP, do inglês automatic positive airway pressure na adesão e efeitos secundários. MÉTODOS: Foram randomizados 39 doentes com síndroma de apneia obstrutiva do sono sem terapia prévia em dois grupos de tratamento com APAP: com umidificação aquecida (grupo APAPcom; e sem umidificação (grupo APAPsem. Os doentes foram avaliados 7 e 30 dias após a colocação de APAP. Os parâmetros analisados foram a adesão ao tratamento (número médio de horas/noite, efeitos secundários (secura nasal ou da boca, obstrução nasal e rinorreia, sonolência diurna (escore da escala de sonolência de Epworth e o conforto subjectivo (escala visual analógica. Foram ainda avaliados o índice de apneia-hipopneia (IAH residual, pressões e fugas médias registados nos ventiladores. RESULTADOS: Os dois grupos de doentes estudados eram semelhantes no que respeita à média etária (APAPcom: 57,4 ± 9,2; APAPsem: 56,5 ± 10,7 anos, IAH (APAPcom: 28,1 ± 14,0; APAPsem: 28,8 ± 20,5 eventos/hora de sono, Epworth basal (APAPcom: 11,2 ± 5,8; APAPsem: 11,9 ± 6,3 e sintomas nasais iniciais. A adesão foi semelhante nos dois grupos (APAPcom: 5,3 ± 2,4; APAPsem: 5,2 ± 2,3 horas/noite. Não se verificaram diferenças nos outros parâmetros avaliados. CONCLUSÕES: A introdução inicial da umidificação aquecida na terapia com APAP não demonstrou vantagem no que diz respeito à adesão e efeitos secundários.OBJECTIVE: To study the impact that heated humidification instituted in the beginning of automatic positive airway pressure (APAP therapy has on compliance with and the side effects of the treatment. METHODS: Thirty-nine treatment-naïve patients with obstructive sleep apnea were randomized into two groups to receive APAP using one of two modalities: with heated humidification (APAPwith group; and without heated

  20. Estudo do comportamento da PIO de 24 horas e frequência de glaucoma em pacientes com síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono Study on 24 hours IOP study and glaucoma frequency in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Maria Rosa Bet de Moraes Silva

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a frequência de glaucoma e avaliar o comportamento da pressão intraocular (PIO de 24 horas em pacientes portadores da síndrome da apnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado estudo transversal em 11 pacientes consecutivos portadores de SAOS diagnosticados por polissonografia. Foram analisados dados demográficos: idade, sexo, raça/cor, peso, altura e doenças associadas. Os pacientes foram submetidos à avaliação oftalmológica completa que incluiu campo visual e também avaliação da pressão intraocular (PIO de 24 horas com tonômetro de aplanação às 9h, 12h, 15h, 18h, 24h e 6h deitado e sentado. O critério para diagnóstico de glaucoma foi alteração de campo visual (CV compatível com glaucoma e uma ou mais das seguintes alterações: relação escavação disco ³ 0,7, hemorragia, defeito em cunha, vaso em baioneta, sinal de Hoyt, assimetria > que 0,2 entre as escavações dos dois olhos. O ângulo devia ser aberto sem alterações. RESULTADOS: 9 (82% de 11 pacientes apresentaram glaucoma ou suspeita de glaucoma, sendo 9% glaucoma de pressão normal e 73% suspeita de glaucoma por apresentarem alterações do nervo óptico ou hipertensão ocular. A média dos valores de PIO dos 11 pacientes apresentou-se mais elevada às 6 horas quando os pacientes estavam deitados. Ocorreram flutuações de PIO ³ 5 mmHg em 7 (64% dos pacientes sendo que ocorreram flutuações de até 14 mmHg e picos de PIO de até 32 mmHg. CONCLUSÃO: A SAOS pode ser um fator de risco importante para o esenvolvimento de glaucoma principalmente de pressão normal. Pacientes com SAOS devem ser referidos para o oftalmologista e os oftalmologistas devem estar atentos para a associação de distúrbios do sono em pacientes com glaucoma de ângulo aberto.PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of glaucoma and evaluate the behavior of 24-hour intraocular pressure in patients with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS. METHODS

  1. Avaliação da escala de Epworth em pacientes com a Síndrome da apnéia e hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono Evaluation of Epworth Sleepiness Scale in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome

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    Letícia Boari

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome da apnéia e hipopnéia obstrutiva do sono (SAHOS é, atualmente, considerada um problema de saúde pública por causar aumento da morbi-mortalidade cardiovascular e acidentes de trânsito. A polissonografia assistida é o padrão-ouro para o diagnóstico e acompanhamento destes pacientes. No entanto, por ser onerosa, demorada e de acesso restrito, outros métodos tem sido desenvolvidos. A escala de sonolência de Epworth (ESE é uma avaliação subjetiva, porém, rápida, sem custos e simples de ser aplicada. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a correlação entre a pontuação da ESE e o índice de apnéia e hipopnéia (IAH da polissonografia de pacientes com SAHOS. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico retrospectivo. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Revisão de prontuário de 66 pacientes com queixa de roncopatia que foram submetidos a procedimento cirúrgico (uvulopalatofaringoplastia com ou sem abordagem nasal. Avaliaram-se a pontuação da ESE e o IAH da polissonografia pré e pós-operatórios. RESULTADOS: 78,7% pacientes com grau normal de IAH tiveram pontuação de ESE menor do que 10 e 65% pacientes com grau severo de IAH tiveram pontuação maior do que 10. Não houve resultados estatisticamente significantes para os grupos moderado e leve. CONCLUSÃO: A escala de Epworth pode distinguir os graus normais e severos sem, no entanto, determinar os graus moderado e leve. Assim, pode ser utilizada para acompanhamento de pacientes com SAHOS sem, no entanto, substituir a polissonografia uma vez que não consegue avaliar todos os graus de severidade.Today obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS is a public health issue, since it increases cardiovascular morbidity-mortality rate and the risk of car crashes. Overnight polysomnography is the gold standard for diagnosis and follow-up of affected patients. However, because the test is expensive, time-consuming and of difficult access, others methods have been proposed. Although the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS is

  2. Avaliação clínica e polissonográfica do aparelho BRD no tratamento da Síndrome da Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono Clinical and polysomnographic assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome treatment with BRD appliance

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    Cibele Dal-Fabbro

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: este trabalho de pesquisa teve o intuito de realizar uma avaliação clínica e polissonográfica do efeito de um aparelho intraoral (AIO para tratamento da Síndrome da Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAOS, desenvolvido e testado por duas universidades federais brasileiras. MÉTODOS: a amostra constou de 50 pacientes (idades entre 18 e 65 anos, sendo 33 homens e 17 mulheres com diagnóstico polissonográfico inicial de SAOS de grau leve e moderado. Todos os pacientes submeteram-se a uma nova avaliação polissonográfica de noite inteira (em uso do AIO aproximadamente 6 meses após a primeira avaliação. Baseado na diminuição dos eventos respiratórios obstrutivos, obtida com o uso do AIO, os pacientes foram então divididos em bons respondedores (redução de 50% ou mais no índice de apneia e hipopneia (IAH, permanecendo abaixo de 10 eventos/hora e maus respondedores (IAH permanecendo maior ou igual a 10 eventos/hora. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: em 54% da amostra o IAH diminuiu para menos de cinco eventos/hora com o uso do AIO; em 38% a redução do IAH foi maior do que 50%, mas permaneceu acima de cinco eventos/hora; e em 6% da amostra o IAH reduziu menos que 50%. Os bons respondedores corresponderam a 86% da amostra estudada, enquanto os maus respondedores a 14%. Houve melhora significativa na escala de sonolência, no IAH, nos microdespertares e na saturação mínima de oxihemoglobina com a terapia utilizada. O Índice de Massa Corpórea elevado parece interferir desfavoravelmente no desempenho do aparelho em estudo.OBJECTIVES: The current investigation aimed to carry out a clinical and polysomnographic assessment of treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS with an oral appliance (OA developed and tested by two Brazilian federal universities. METHODOLOGY: The sample was composed of 50 patients (aged between 18 and 65 years, 33 men and 17 women with initial polysomnographic diagnosis of light to moderate OSAS. All

  3. Characteristics of an anechoic chamber; Denpa anshitsu ni okeru tokusei no sokuteirei ni tsuite

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    Ito, S. [Traffic Safety and Nuisance Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-05-01

    An anechoic chamber for immunity test of electronic equipment for automobiles was constructed. This paper describes an outline of this chamber and some measurement results of basic characteristics. For the specification of immunity characteristics for electromagnetic waves, the magnetic field is more than 70 dB in the frequency range between 150 kHz and 30 MHz, and is more than 100 dB in the frequency range between 30 MHz and 10 GHz. The floor has electric wave reflection characteristics equivalent to the road surface so as to measure the radiation electromagnetic field from electronic equipment for automobiles in the future. Proper electric wave absorbers were fixed on the ceiling, walls and floor to satisfy the electromagnetic wave immunity characteristics and the site attenuation characteristics equivalent to the earth. Basic characteristics of this anechoic chamber were measured. Changes of electric field strength distribution were also measured during the irradiation of electromagnetic wave in the presence or absence of automobiles. These characteristics satisfied the design specification. It was found that the electric field strength changes in the presence of automobiles, and that the degree of change depends on the shape of automobile. 10 figs., 5 tabs.

  4. Properties and utilization of natural zeolite in Tochigi prefecture; Tochigensan tennen zeolite no tokusei to riyo

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    Iso, F. [Kennan Industrial Research Inst. of Tochigi Prefecture, Tochigi (Japan)

    1998-05-01

    Described herein is effective utilization of natural zeolite. Zeolite is a water-containing aluminosilicate of an alkali or alkali-earth element, characterized by a three-dimensional crystal structure with tetrahedrons of AlO4 and SiO4 share oxygen atoms at the apexes. It holds cations and adsorbed water in the molecular-order tunnel structures. It shows various characteristics, e.g., molecular sieving, steam adsorptivity, ion-exchageability and solid acidity. Natural zeolite occurring in Tochigi Prefecture comprises clinoptilolite as the major ingredient and mordenite to some extent. When combined with bentonite, it effectively treats emulsified waste oil. It also triggers styrene polymerization to form oligomer, although less active than mordenite. A composite of the natural zeolite and phenol resin improves in mechanical properties as glass fiber content increases. When mixed with allophane, it gives a porous ceramic, which shows good moldability and is sintered well without being cracked to have a good water-holding property. Its conversion into synthetic zeolite is also described. 75 refs., 2 figs., 12 tabs.

  5. Reservoir characterization using artificial neural network; Neural network wo mochiita choryuso tokusei kaiseki

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    Shimada, N.; Kozawa, T. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Nishikawa, N.; Tani, A. [Fuji Research Institute Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-05-27

    Neural network is used for the prediction of porosity and permeability using logging data as reservoir characteristics, and the validity of this method is verified. For the prediction of reservoir characteristics by the use of seismic survey data, composite seismic survey records obtained by density logging and acoustic logging are used to experiment the prediction of porosity and permeability continuous along lines of wells. A 3-output back propagation network is used for analysis. There is a possibility that this technique when optimized will improve on prediction accuracy. Furthermore, in the case of characteristics mapping, 3-dimensional seismic data is applied to a carbonate rock reservoir for predicting spatial porosity and permeability. This technique facilitates the comprehensive analysis of core data, well data, and seismic survey data, enabling the derivation of a high-precision spatial distribution of reservoir characteristics. Efforts will continue for further improvement on prediction accuracy. 6 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  6. Sorption phenomena of methanol on heat treated coal; Netsushori wo hodokoshita sekitan no methanol kyuchaku tokusei

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    Yasuda, H.; Kaiho, M.; Yamada, O.; Soneda, Y.; Kobayashi, M.; Makino, M. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Experiments were carried out to learn methanol sorption characteristics of heat-treated coal. When Taiheiyo coal is heat-treated at 125{degree}C, performed with a first methanol adsorption at 25{degree}C, and then desorption at 25{degree}C, a site with strong interaction with methanol and a site with relatively weak interaction are generated in test samples. A small amount of methanol remains in both sites. Then, when the methanol is desorbed at as low temperature as 70{degree}C, the methanol in the site with strong interaction remains as it has existed therein, but the methanol in the site with relatively weak interaction desorbs partially, hence the adsorption amount in a second adsorption at 25{degree}C increases. However, when desorption is performed at as high temperature as 125{degree}C, the methanol in the site with strong interaction also desorbs, resulting in increased adsorption heat in the second adsorption. The adsorption velocity drops, however. Existence of methanol in a site with strong interaction affects the adsorption velocity, but no effect is given by methanol in a site with weak interaction. 3 refs., 4 figs.

  7. Water permeabilities of pulverized fuel ash; Bifuntan sekitanbai no tosui tokusei

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    Ichikawa, T. [Center for Coal Utilization, Japan, Tokyo (Japan); Nagataki, S. [Niigata University, Niigata (Japan); Hosoda, N. [Kumagai Gumi Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Utsuki, T. [The Coal Mining Research Center, Japan, Tokyo (Japan); Kubo, H. [Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-09-01

    It is intended to establish a technology to utilize coal ash in bulk to deal with its increasing production. In order to expand its use into earth engineering materials, two kinds of combustion ashes produced from dust coal burning power plants were used for studies using different kinds of tests. The tests were carried out on strength properties, water permeability, and characteristics of dissolving trace amounts of chemical constituents, with regard to addition effects of cement into compacted and slurry-state dust coal burned ashes. The derived findings may be summarized as follows: as the strength properties, the strength for both of the compacted and slurry-state ashes increases as the cement addition ratio is increased; growth of the strength due to the cement addition ratio and material age varies depending on the kinds of dust coal burned ash; comparison of strengths of the compacted and the slurry-state ashes indicates the strength of the latter ash is about one-third to quarter of that of the former ash; water permeability of the ashes decreases both in the compacted and slurry- state ashes as the cement addition ratio is increased; and the cement addition ratio gives greater impact to the water permeability than the density of the ashes. 28 figs., 5 tabs.

  8. Frictional properties of high strength; Kokyodo porima sen'i kyoka purasuchikku no masatsu tokusei

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    Takao, T.; Yoshino, D. [Sophia University, Tokyo (Japan); Kashima, T.; Yamanaka, A. [Toyobo Co., Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1999-11-10

    Dyneema fiber reinforced plastic there is the property, which expands with the reduced temperature, and the use as a superconducting coil reel material is examined. In this paper, Zylon fiber reinforced plastic also measured friction coefficient of the surface of ZFRP, and it has the similar property, and possibility of application as a coil reel material of ZFRP is examined. (NEDO)

  9. Characteristics of microtremors in Hanshin area; Hanshin chiiki ni okeru bido no kihon tokusei nitsuite

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    Suzuki, H.; Suzuki, K.; Yamanaka, H.; Seo, K. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    To increase general understandings of fundamental characteristics of microtremors in Hanshin area, microtremors have been observed at Sumiyoshi River-side, Rokko Island, and Nishinomiya. Relations were discussed among the stability of predominant period, successive fluctuation and meteorological conditions. For the analysis, cosine-type taper was conducted before and after 10% of the observed records, and Fourier spectrum was calculated by smoothing using Parzen window with a band width 0.3 Hz. Geometrical mean of two components was used as a horizontal component. At the observation points except Sumiyoshi River-side, predominance in the short period side was not distinct, and was not stable due to the successive fluctuation of predominant period. However, there was less successive fluctuation of spectrum ratio between different two points in the band with period more than 1 sec. Since there was a close correlation between the successive fluctuation in this band and the wind velocity or air pressure, the microtremors in this band was affected by a single vibration source. Ground characteristics could be illustrated by the averages of ratio against base points of moving observation. 14 refs.

  10. One analysis of aerodynamic characteristics of sloop rig; Sloop rig no kuriki tokusei no ichikaiseki

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    Shinkai, A.; Iyoda, H. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-10-01

    A sloop which is one form of rigs of sail boats was analyzed of its basic aerodynamic characteristics by using the vortex distribution method. This solution method consists of an algorithm to derive a given pressure distribution on thin sail surface based on the vortex distribution method, and an algorithm to derive sail shapes from the given pressure distribution under a hypothesis of using flexible thin sails. An example of the calculation results showed distribution in an angular distance of pressure difference coefficients which act on each of the two sails, and showed the case where trim angle is changed and seven other parameters are fixed. With respect to control of trim angle which has close correlation with basic performance of the sloop rig, how the increase in the trim angle releases the main sail from aerodynamically adverse effect to which the main sail is subjected was shown. Furthermore, in order to estimate simply the performance of the sloop rig, a series calculation was executed and a chart was prepared which can estimate simply how a maximum thrust can be generated. 17 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Study of performance of a detonation-driven shock tube; Detonation kudogata shogekihakan no sado tokusei

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    Yamanaka, A.; Ariga, Y. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan); Obara, T.; Cai, P.; Oyagi, S. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    2000-11-25

    A detonation-driven shock tube firstly designed by H.-R. Yu, is considered as a useful facilities capable of producing high-enthalpy flow. In this apparatus, a strong shock wave is generated by detonating oxygen-hydrogen (oxyhydrogen) mixture and has characteristics that temperature as well as pressure of driver gas is extremely high compared with conventional shock tubes. However, a structure of detonation wave is not uniform e. g., detonation wave has three-dimensional cellular structures and multiple transverse waves. Furthermore, the detonation wave is followed by a Taylor expansion fan and performance of detonation-driven shock tube is not well understood. In this preliminary study, a detonation-driven shock tube is constructed and its performance is experimentally investigated by measuring pressure histories and a profile of ionization current behind detonation wave. As a result, (1) the pressure histories of detonation wave is clarified and it shows reasonable agreement with a result obtained by KASIMIR shock tube simulation code. (2) A propagation velocity of detonation wave is coincided well with theoretical predictions assuming Chapman-Jouguet detonation wave. (3) An equivalence ratio of oxyhydrogen mixture to produce a highest Mach number of the shock wave is evaluated as {phi} (approx equal) 1.7. (author)

  12. Catalytic properties of amorphous NiZr alloys. Amorufasu NiZr gokin no shokubai tokusei

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    Komiyama, H.; Shimogaki, Y.; Egashira, Y.; Sumiya, S. (The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1990-03-01

    This paper investigated the catalytic properties of amorphous NiZr alloys. Amorphous alloys were used as ribbon, powder and ultra-fine powder (a-UFP) prepared by different processes as they are, or after chemically cleaved process. Catalytic reactions were measured by the gas chromatography for gas composition at the reactor outlet. The applied reactions were the hydrogenation of CO, acethylene and butadiene, and the hydrogenolysis of ethane. All amorphous alloys indicated similar reacting characteristics, independent of the preparation methods. It should reflect any common substance that amorphous alloy of nonequilibrium which can be different states by manufacturing process, show similar characteristics like this. The surface of amprphous alloys has strong affinity to Zr and O and Ni, Zr and O is thought to be highly dispersed, presumably at an atomic level, maintaining Ni as the stable oxidized condition. These catalysts are very interesting because such the characteristics cannot be realized in crystaline catalysts. 5 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Aerodynamic characteristics of hypersonic flight experiment (HYFLEX) vehicle; Goku choonsoku hiko jikkenki (HYFLEX) no kuriki tokusei

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    1997-12-01

    Hypersonic Flight Experiment (HYFLEX) vehicle successfully performed a hypersonic lifting flight. The vehicle was developed to establish the basic technologies necessary for an unmanned shuttle vehicle. In this report, the primary aerodynamic characteristics derived from analysis of the flight data are presented. They are aerodynamic force coefficients, longitudinal trim characteristics, stability and control derivatives, elevon hinge moment coefficient, and surface pressure distribution. The flight results are compared with the preflight predictions based on wind tunnel tests and CFD calculations. The purpose of the comparison is to evaluate the validity of the prediction methods including the development of aerodynamic uncertainties in the vehicle design process. The flight results agreed well with the predictions. This shows that the prediction methods are generally valid for the design of a lifting reentry vehicle with a high angle of attack. On the other hand, some differences between the flight results and the predictions were found in axial force coefficient, elevon trim deflection, and RCS gas-jet interaction. 36 refs., 33 figs., 9 tabs.

  14. Improvement of superconducting cylindrical linear induction motor; Chodendo entokeitan ichiji rinia yudo mota no tokusei kaizen

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    Kikuma, T.; Tomita, M.; Ishiyama, A. [Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-11-10

    For the purpose of we examining the effect of characteristics and ac loss under real machine operating environment of the alternating current superconductivity winding for a realization of the superconductive AC machine vessel, cylindrical shortness first linear guiding motor which used NbTi/CuNi superconducting cable for the primary winding was produced experimentally. The coil number was increased from 6 in 14 this time, and the optimization of the primary current was done, and the improvement on characteristics was attempted. Here, starting torque characteristics, quenching detection protection control circuit are reported. (NEDO)

  15. Efetividade do Toque Terapêutico sobre a dor, depressão e sono em pacientes com dor crônica: ensaio clínico Efectividad del Toque Terapéutico en dolor, depresión y sueño en pacientes con dolor crónica: ensayo clínico The effectiveness of Therapeutic Touch on pain, depression and sleep in patients with chronic pain: clinical trial

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    Ilda Estefani Ribeiro Marta

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar a efetividade do Toque Terapêutico na diminuição da intensidade da dor, escores de auto-avaliação de depressão e melhora da qualidade do sono. Consiste em um ensaio clínico do tipo antes e depois, realizado com 30 idosos com dor crônica não-oncológica que receberam 8 sessões de Toque Terapêutico Método Krieger-Kunz na Unidade Básica de Saúde de Fernandópolis (SP, Brasil. A Escala Analógica Visual para dor foi aplicada antes e após cada sessão, o Inventário de Depressão de Beck e o Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh, antes da primeira e após a última. A análise dos dados demonstrou diminuição significativa (pEste estudio tuvo como objetivo verificar la efectividad del Tacto Terapéutico en la disminución de la intensidad del dolor, puntajes de autoevaluación de depresión y mejora de la calidad del sueño. Consistió en un ensayo clínico del tipo antes y después, realizado en una Unidad Básica de Salud de Fernandópolis - SP - Brasil, con 30 ancianos con dolor crónico no oncológico que recibieron 8 sesiones de Tacto Terapéutico Método Krieger-Kunz. La Escala Analógica Visual para dolor fue aplicada antes y después de cada sesión, el Inventario de Depresión de Beck y el Índice de Calidad del Sueño de Pittsburgh antes de la primera y luego de la última. El análisis de los datos demostró una disminución significativa (pThis research aimed to check the effectiveness of Therapeutic Touch on decreased pain intensity, depression self-assessment scores and improved sleep quality. A clinical before-after trial is presented. The study was carried out at a Basic Health Unit in Fernandópolis, SP-Brazil, involving 30 elderly patients with chronic non-oncologic pain who received 8 sessions of Therapeutic Touch in accordance with the Krieger-Kunz method. The Visual Analogue Scale for pain was applied before and after each session, and Beck Depression Inventory and the

  16. Comparação dos instrumentos de avaliação do sono, cognição e função no acidente vascular encefálico com a classificação internacional de funcionalidade, incapacidade e saúde (CIF Comparison of instruments for sleep, cognition and function evaluation in stroke patients according to the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A Classificação Internacional de Funcionalidade, Incapacidade e Saúde (CIF precisa ser empregada amplamente na pesquisa e prática clínica, mas há escassez de trabalhos que vinculem sua utilização a instrumentos de avaliação utilizados na fisioterapia. OBJETIVO: Comparar os instrumentos de avaliação do sono, cognição e função com a CIF em pacientes com AVE. MÉTODOS: Participaram 12 pacientes (seis mulheres, com idade média de 55,4 (±6,2 anos e tempo de recuperação de sete a 36 meses. Os pacientes foram avaliados pelo Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh (IQSP, Miniexame do Estado Mental (MEEM e Índice de Barthel (IB. A comparação da frequência das categorias registradas da CIF com os itens dos instrumentos foi realizada por meio do teste de Fisher e teste do qui-quadrado. A concordância das categorias registradas por dois avaliadores foi analisada pelo Índice de Kappa. RESULTADOS: Na análise do IQSP, encontrou-se um escore médio de 5,0 (±3,0; para o MEEM, de 22,5 (±3,4 e para o IB, de 74,6 (±17,2. Na CIF, as alterações identificadas nos instrumentos anteriores foram registradas em 46 categorias, sendo a maior parte no componente "Funções do Corpo", seguido de "Atividades e Participação". Encontrou-se uma concordância interavaliador de 0,87 para o IQSP (substancial, de 0,44 para o MEEM (moderada e de 0,39 para o IB (justa. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados indicam que as concordâncias de cada instrumento foram muito diferentes, sugerindo a necessidade de maior utilização desses instrumentos na prática fisioterapêutica, a fim de otimizar a formulação e padronização do diagnóstico fisioterapêutico.BACKGROUND: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF should be widely used in research and clinical practice, but there are few studies that do so with the evaluation instruments used in physical therapy. OBJECTIVE: To compare instruments that evaluate

  17. Validação da escala de ritmo circadiano - ciclo vigília/sono para adolescentes Validación de la escala de ritmo circadiano - ciclo vigilia / sueño para adolescentes Validity of a circadian rhythm scale - sleep/wake cycle for adolescents

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Validar a Escala Puberty and Phase Preference, de Carskadon, Vieira e Acebo (1993, traduzida para a língua portuguesa, que investiga os horários de acordar e dormir de adolescentes e seus sentimentos com relação a estes, denominando-os matutinos ou vespertinos. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 144 alunos do ensino fundamental, 86 meninos e 58 meninas, com média de idade de 13,2±1,6 anos. A validade de constructo foi por critério preditivo. A escala de ritmo circadiano foi aplicada na sala de aula; após um mês de tal aplicação, os alunos foram solicitados a responder por sete dias consecutivos outro questionário. Este perguntava, referente ao dia anterior, o horário em que foi dormir e, referente ao próprio dia, o momento em que despertou. Para avaliar as evidências de validade de critério foram comparadas as médias por análise de variância one-way e teste post-hoc da diferença mínima significativa. RESULTADOS: As propriedades psicométricas da escala mostraram-se satisfatórias. A análise de consistência interna pelo alfa de Cronbach foi de 0,791. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados indicaram fidedignidade e validade nas preferências de alocação do ciclo vigília e sono. Os índices foram significativos e direcionados aos horários esperados, evidenciando a validade da escala.OBJETIVO: Validar la Escala Puberty and Phase Preference, de Carskadon, Vieira e Acebo (1993, traducida al portugués, que investiga los horarios de despertar y dormir de adolescentes y sus sentimientos respecto a esos horarios, nombrándolos matutinos o vespertinos. MÉTODOS: Participaron del estudio 144 alumnos de la primaria, 86 muchachos y 58 muchachas, con promedio de edad de 13,2±1,6 años. La validez de constructo fue por criterio predictivo. La escala de ritmo circadiano fue aplicada en el aula; después de un mes de esa aplicación, se solicitó que los alumnos contestaran, durante siete días consecutivos, a otro cuestionario.

  18. DUE VIE ALL’ABBONDANZA? «Le regole seguite dalla Natura sono adeguate ad essa. Quelle seguite dall’uomo sono adeguate per l’uomo»

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    Full Text Available Produce more or want less? The question, posed by anthropology, is here presented starting from the ancient myth of the golden age and its end determined by Jupiter curis acuens mortalia corda. At this point in history born the property – «the only case where the origin of natural rights is not altogether plain» (A. Smith – leading men to «la possession des choses – says the Encyclopédie – dont ils ont un besoin naturel; mais elle leur donne en même tems la notion d’une infinité de besoins chimériques qui les pressent mille fois plus vivement que des besoins réels» . The way is therefore to produce more and more for growing needs. The knowledge of the «savages» of America strengthens this tendency, whose main «instrument» is the division of labor. Gradually, however, there is a clash or a contradiction between «the rules» which nature «follows [...] fit for her» and those which man «follows for him».

  19. Study on the structural characteristics of extradosed concrete bridges; Ekusutoradozudo kyo no kozo tokusei ni kansuru ichikosatsu

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    Oka, Y. [Japan Highway Public Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Kasuga, A. [Sumitomo Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Yamazaki, J. [Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Coll. of Science and Engineering

    1997-03-31

    Parameters are analyzed to provide data for deciding, in the planning and designing stages, whether a cable stayed bridge or an extradosed bridge should be adopted. Comparative investigation of the vibration properties of both types of bridges is also referred to. The result of the study on the structural properties of the cable stayed road bridge and the extradosed road bridge is introduced. Based on the concept of the extradosed bridge, designers are now able to select without restraint the after load sharing rate of the diagonal members. Parameter analysis of a diagonal member reinforced 3-span continuous beam is performed. By introducing indices showing the load sharing rate of the diagonal member, the cable stayed bridge can be distinguished logically from the extradosed bridge in designing. It is found important that the height of the main tower is set to approximately 10% the length of the center span for the construction of the extradosed bridge. The vibration properties of the cable stayed bridge and the extradosed bridge of the same scale are compared. 7 refs., 18 figs., 6 tabs.

  20. Cryogenic properties of epoxy resins applied for matrix or impregnating materials; Epokishikei matorikkusu mataha ganshizai no gokuteion tokusei

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    Kashima, T.; Yamanaka, A.; Takasugi, T. [Toyobo, Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Wake, M.; Nakayama, S. [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba (Japan); Sugawara, K. [Ship and Ocean Foundation, Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-06-07

    We use the epoxy resin as matrix of the FRP and impregnant for the conductor fixation of superconducting coil used in the very low temperature field. However, we have not always clarified the relationship between low-temperature dependence of the FRP and stability of the coil and impregnation-ness of epoxy and resin composition. We examined impregnation-ness for ultra-high powerful polyethylene fiber and Nb{sub 3}Sn conductor using epoxy of the composition, which differed in this paper variously, and the cold-resistance of the FRP and impregnation conductor was examined. (NEDO)

  1. Fundamental characteristics on electric system of solar electric vehicle; Solar car no denki keito ni kansuru kiso tokusei

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    Fujita, S.; Sasaki, M.; Kaga, T.; Koyama, N. [Hachinohe Institute of Technology, Aomori (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    The electric system of a solar vehicle was removed and the fundamental characteristics examined in order to carry out a basic experiment on the electric system. Using a basic circuit with panels, batteries and loads connected, the voltage and current were measured in the presence/absence of the trackers, batteries, etc., and then, their effects were examined. Simultaneously, the quantity of solar radiation was also measured. The lowering of the output voltage was somewhat relaxed with the use of the trackers. Further, with the trackers used, the output voltage of the panel was small in spite of a large quantity of solar radiation compared to the case without the trackers, which was due to the restriction of the output voltage by the trackers. When measured without batteries, the output voltage of the panel was such that the load current was also influenced by the variation of insolation, so that, with a large decrease in insolation, the load current was decreased with the supply of current suspended from the panel. 7 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Flow characteristics in the helicoidal-ramp dropshaft for middle head; Churakusa rasen annairoshiki rakusako no ryudo tokusei

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    Kawasaki, S.; Mori, Y.; Yoshimoto, T.; Nakanishi, T. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-11-01

    Some types of dropshafts had been developed and applied to sewerage equipment to transport much water to a low position smoothly. The helicoidal-ramp dropshaft for high head shows a better performance than the other types. For application to middle head, the flow characteristics have been investigated by the model test. The results show that the helical pitch influences the water level in the dropshaft and open ratio of the outlet orifice remarkably influences the transported air rate. Comparison between the flow with or without the helical ramp shows that the helical ramp is effective to decrease transported air and pressure fluctuation at the bottom of dropshaft. (author)

  3. Performance of mesh seam welds in tailor welded blanks; Terado blank yo mash seam yosetsubu no tokusei

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    Uchihara, M.; Takahashi, M.; Kurita, M.; Hirose, Y.; Fukui, K. [Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    Formability, fatigue properties and corrosion behavior of mash seam welded steel sheets were investigated and the results were compared with laser weld. The stretch formability of mash seam weld and laser weld were same level. Mash seam weld however, showed slightly smaller formability in hole expansion test. The fatigue strength of mash seam welds was lower than that of laser welds in case of differential thickness joints. Corrosion was apt to initiate at weld in both mash seam and laser weld with E-coat. The corrosion resistance of welds was improved by using zinc coated steel. 3 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Geological structure of Osaka basin and characteristic distributions of structural damage caused by earthquake; Osaka bonchi kozo to shingai tokusei

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    Nakagawa, K.; Shiono, K.; Inoue, N.; Senda, S. [Osaka City University, Osaka (JP. Faculty of Science); Ryoki, K. [Osaka Polytechnic Collage, Osaka (Japan); Shichi, R. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Science

    1996-05-01

    The paper investigates relations between the damage caused by the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake and the deep underground structures. A characteristic of the earthquake damage distribution is that the damage concentrated near faults. Most of the damages were seen on the side of faults` relatively falling rather than right above the faults and of their slightly slanting to the seaside. Distribution like this seems to be closely related to underground structures. Therefore, a distribution map of the depth of basement granite in Osaka sedimentary basin was drawn, referring to the data on basement rock depth obtained from the distribution map of gravity anomaly and the result of the survey using the air gun reflection method. Moreover, cubic underground structures were determined by 3-D gravity analysis. The result was concluded as follows: when observing the M7 zone of the low land, in particular, where the damage was great from an aspect of gravity anomaly, the basement rock below the zone declined near the cliff toward the sea, which indicates a great possibility of its being a fault. There is a high possibility that the zone suffered mostly from the damage caused by focusing by refraction and total reflection of seismic wave rays. 3 refs., 8 figs.

  5. Ring shear characteristics of clays in fractured-zone-landslide. Hasaitai chisuberichi no nenseido no ring sendan tokusei

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    Yatabe, R.; Yagi, N.; Enoki, M. (Ehime Univ., Ehime (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1991-09-20

    The importance of study on the residual strength, in addition to the peak strength, has been pointed out for the study of landslides. The residual strength characteristics, effects of shearing rate, and grain size of clays, as well as the residual strength characteristics of clay minerals of a fractured zone landslide were examined by ring shear tests. The residual friction angles {phi}{sub r} of the tested clays of the fractured zone landslide were from 10 to 31{degree}, and were smaller than those of shearing resistance angles {phi}{prime} obtained by triaxial tests by 5 to 15{degree}. Contrary to the pointing out made hitherto, no correlation between clay content CF and plastic index was recognized for {phi}{sub r} of clays of a fractured zone landslide. As regards CF, the relation with CF was far below the lowest limit indicated by now. Ring shear characteristics of principal structural clay minerals, vermiculite, mica, illite, chlorite, and kaolinite were investigated. {phi}{sub r} of these clay minerals were in the range from 10 to 25{degree}. 20 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Friction and wear of sintered Mg-B alloys; Mg-B kei shoketsu tokin no masatsu mamo tokusei

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    Saito, J.; Takahashi, H.; Sekino, T.; Nishiyama, K. [Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Facultyof Science and Technology

    1999-01-15

    Sliding wear behavior of newly developed of magnesium base hard alloys containing magnesium borides carbon steel (SUJ2) wear studied by ring-on-block type Ogoshi wear resislance teste at sliding velocities of 3.55m/s, load of 20.6N and sliding distance of 66.6m to 600m. The new hard alloys exhibits better wear resistance and gives less than conventional magnesium alloys. The excellent wear performance of the new hard alloys are attributed to the improvement of hardness and the formation of oxides such as MgO and B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, which may act as lubricants during slides. (author)

  7. Development of porous carbon material `Woodceramics`. Electromagnetic shielding characteristics; Takoshitsu tanso zairyo/uddoseramikkusu no kaihatsu. Denji shirudo tokusei

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    Okabe, T.; Saito, K. [Industrial Research Inst. of Aomori Prefecture, Aomori (Japan); Togawa, H. [Tokin Corp., Kawasaki (Japan); Kumagai, Y. [National Inst. of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1995-03-15

    As the countermeasure against electromagnetic noises caused by the progress and popularization of electric equipment, a method to reduce noises emitted from electronic equipment has been adopted. However, depending upon the circumstances, it is necessary to prevent noises coming from other than the equipment while the noises emitted from the equipment are being suppressed, and as one of the countermeasures for it, there is the use of electromagnetic shielding materials. In this report, with the objective of developing the electromagnetic shielding material which is light in weight and excellent at the shielding performance of electromagnetic waves, the feasibility of woodceramics, which is porous carbon material, to be used as electromagnetic shielding material has been examined. The results are roughly as follows; as the sintering temperature has been raised from 400{degree}C to 2800{degree}C, the volume resistivity has varied in a wide range from about 10{sup 10}{Omega}{center_dot}cm to about 10{sup -3}{Omega}{center_dot}cm. The electric field (magnetic field) shielding effects have started at the sintering temperature of 600{degree}C (700{degree}C) or more and the shielding effects have also increased as the sintering temperature has risen. 7 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Human characteristics and limits from human error in aviation; Kokuki no hyuman era kara mita Ningen no tokusei to genkai

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    Kuroda, I. [Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-08-10

    Aircraft accidents must be examined from 5 viewpoints, man, machine, media, mission, and management. Errors and mistakes are incongruent phenomena occurring at the interface between man and environment or between man and machine. The problems of human factor in man-machine system are grouped into physiological, physical, pathological, pharmacological, psychological, and social psychological factors. The difference of the human cognitive property from that of the computer is the presence of control system which gives big effects on the information processing system. In other words, it is the presence of discord of the function of two types of brains. The SRK model, i.e. Rasmussen`s simplified model, divides human behavior into 3 steps of mastery, rule, and knowledge bases. Impatience, personal honor, royalty, high participative sense to organization, pride, exhaustion, monotony, tediousness, anger, and the state of emergency are the factors for the conditions which cause errors in human activity. 2 refs., 1 fig.

  9. AC magnetic characteristics of YBCO superconductor with weak links; Uiku rinku wo motsu YBCO chodendotai no koryu jiki tokusei

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    Fukuoka, K.; Hashimoto, M.

    2000-05-29

    As magnetic shield using high-temperature superconductors, highly efficient magnetic from static magnetic field to a high frequency range can be realized. However, the high-temperature superconductors are not necessarily uniform materials since they might contain week links such as crystal grain boundary, cracks and the like during a manufacturing process and cracks may be generated due to electromagnetic force or heat shock upon the use of samples. In this research, surface magnetic flux densities at various points of a superconductor are measured with a Hall element, a full-color image is depicted on the basis of these data, and magnetic characteristics of high-temperature superconductors in AC magnetic fields are evaluated. High-temperature super-conductive materials used in the experiment are YBCO superconductors fabricated with MPMG method. Experiment results reveal that invasion of magnetic flux into the superconductors occurs due to flux flow phenomena and is accompanied with time lag, and that the higher the frequency of an applied magnetic field the less the magnetic flux invades the superconductors. (NEDO)

  10. Study on thermochemical liquefaction of biomass feedstocks; Biomass genryo no yuka hanno tokusei ni kansuru kisoteki kenkyu

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    1997-02-10

    Liquefaction is applied to various biomass wastes and unused biomass to study characteristics of the liquefaction in each case. The paper described the system of the conversion and use of biomass into energy, conducted the positioning of the liquefaction, and outlined a history of the liquefaction chemistry and the study. To obtain basic data of characteristics of the liquefaction of various biomass raw materials, the liquefaction was conducted changing operational factors for the purpose of clarifying the product distribution of oil and by-products and oil properties. A comprehensive consideration was made of the liquefaction based on basic data and literature reports on the liquefaction of various biomass. From the above-mentioned studies, it was concluded that the energy can be recovered in a form of oil by applying the liquefaction to various biomass materials. A series of the study clarified effects of various operational factors on characteristics of the liquefaction as well as effects of classification of biomass materials and composition of the materials on characteristics of the liquefaction. 141 refs., 78 figs., 56 tabs.

  11. View on industrial ventilation and its trend in cold region; Kojo kanki no gijutsu doko to kanreichi no tokusei

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    Kubota, H. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Hanaoka, Y.; Yoshida, Y. [Muroran Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)

    2000-09-05

    Environment of working space for production is one of the two typical human environments, along with those of daily life such as homes and offices. Displacement ventilation can be identified as not only a typical system of industrial ventilation but also the oldest system in human history. In this paper, we review a typical characteristic of this system using data on the air distribution obtained in an Ainu people's traditional house 'Chisett', and also introduce a project on Industrial Ventilation which is active in Europe in global cooperation including SHASE. (author)

  12. Seismic response analysis of very large floating structure and dolphin system; Megafuroto system no jishin oto tokusei

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    Koike, T.; Hiramoto, T.; Sato, C. [Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-01-01

    The floating international airport is assumed for the analysis, which is 5000m long, 1000m wide, and 10m high. Dolphins are arranged at intervals of 50m, 116 on a longitudinal side and 17 on a lateral side. Seismic wave input is assumed to be of the intensity levels 1 and 2. Subjected to the analysis are the vibration characteristics of the floating-structure/dolphin system and its response to seismic vibration. Findings are obtained as described below. The natural period of the floating-structure/dolphin system falls in a 40-120s range in horizontal motion and in a 6-40s range in rotary motion, both of which are longer than those obtained from the conventional structures. The maximum displacement response of the floating-structure/dolphin system tends to increase when the seismic wave propagation speed is lower. Influence of the spatial variation of the seismic input is relatively small. With a progressive fracture taking place in the dolphins, the floating-structure/dolphin system natural period is further extended. Its response to seismic vibration then increases approximately four times, but the system remains stable because the behavior of the system as a whole is not divergent. 6 refs., 11 figs.

  13. Characteristics of UHF radio wave propagation in an underground gallery. Chika kodo wo tsutawaru goku chotanpa (UHF) no tokusei

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    Suzuki, T.; Isei, T. (National Research Inst. for Pollution and Resources., Tsukuba, (Japan))

    1990-03-25

    UHF radio wave propagation along underground galleries is formulated using two methods so far proposed by other authors; one is based on characteristic equations and the other one makes use of simple geometrical image sources. Experimental measurements are carried out on the propagation of UHF waves of frequency 100 - 1500 MHz sent along two underground galleries; one of reinforced concrete wall and the other one of wooden timbering, the length being 400m or 200m and the area of cross section being 5.4 or 3.8 square meter respectively. It is demonstracted that the characteristics of wave propagation calculated by means of the geometrical image source method are in better agreement with the result obtained by the measurement compared with those by the characteristic equation method. Furthermore, numerical analysis using the geometrical image source method gives the following results; as the frequency of wave is increased, the attenuation constant of the wave propagating along an underground gallery decreases, becomes almost independent on the area of cross section of the gallery and insensitive to the kind of timbering materials. 5 refs., 11 figs.

  14. Characteristics of wind force on neighboring high-rise buildings; Renritsusuru koso kenchikubutsu ni sayosuru furyoku no tokusei

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    Koizumi, T.; Kawaguchi, A. [Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-07-10

    Wind tunnel test (wind force and pressure tests) was made supposing adjacent 200m class buildings to consider some problems on wind resistant design. By using a site of buildings as parameter, wind load of single and adjacent buildings, and acceleration response of adjacent buildings were clarified by wind force test. Distributions of wind directions were also clarified by wind pressure test for single and adjacent buildings. The knowledge on wind force obtained by the tests is as follows. Although the relation between a distance between buildings and a wind force amplitude was affected by building shape, site and period, the maximum shear force of adjacent buildings was 1.6-2.8 times that of a single building. A wind load amplitude was larger in a direction normal to an axis. A wind acceleration of adjacent buildings increased at 180deg in wind direction, and affected by adjacent buildings even at lower wind velocity. A wind force amplitude was caused by spectrum shift due to an increase in wind velocity between buildings followed by change in vortex occurrence period. In some cases, adjacent buildings quaked even at lower wind velocity by interaction. 10 refs., 18 figs.

  15. Improvement of superconducting cylindrical linear induction motor; Chodendo entogata tan'ichiji rinia yudo mota no tokusei kaizen

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    Kikuma, T.; Ishiyama, A. [Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    For the purpose of examining the characteristics (effect of stability and ac loss by the higher harmonic wave etc.) of an alternating current superconductivity winding under a real machine operating environment of the super-conductive AC machine vessel, authors produced a cylindrical shortness first linear guiding motor (SCLIM) which used the NbTi/CuNi super-conducting cable for the first excitation winding experimentally. In this study, the evaluation of the start up thrust and operation confirmation of the quenching detection protection circuit were carried out using the produced SCLIM. In the quenching detection protection control circuit, the first excitation winding was divided into an internal layer and an outer layer, and both layers were excited in the 2 layer division and a quenching detection protection circuit was installed on the 2 layers respectively. The circuit of a part of fact by this of the phase in which the quench was generated and observed was cut off, and the operation would be able to be continued in part of the remainder of the phase and other two phases. Here, it is to cut off the quenched phase from the circuit, when the phase current becomes zero, and the other effect on the phase is held as small as possible. (NEDO)

  16. Coal Liquefaction characteristics and chemical structure of product oil; Sekitan ekika hanno tokusei to seiseibutsu no kagaku kozo

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    Endo, H.; Sato, M.; Chiba, T.; Hattori, H. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Center for Advanced Research of Energy Technology; Sasaki, M. [Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute, Sapporo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Through the hydrogenolysis of Wandoan coal and Tanito Harum coal which are used for the NEDOL process, differences of liquefaction characteristics between them were found. The purpose of this study is to grasp these differences as differences of chemical structures of oil fractions. The compound type analysis was conducted for oil fractions obtained at varied reaction temperature for varied reaction time. Coal liquefaction characteristics of these coals were discussed by relating oil yields and chemical structures. For Tanito Harum coal, yields of gas and oil were considered to be lower than those for Wandoan coal, which reflected that the contents of partially hydrogenated hydroaromatics in oil fraction from the former were lower than those from the latter, and that the remarkable change of composition did not occur with the progress of the reaction. For both the coals, the remarkable changes in the average molecular weight of oil fraction were not observed with the progress of the reaction. While, the content of methane gradually increased with the progress of the reaction, which suggested that oil was gradually dealkylated. 5 figs.

  17. Studies on characteristics of fluid dynamics in the coal liquefaction reactor; Sekitan ekika hanno tonai no ryudo tokusei

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    Sakawaki, K.; Nogami, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Mochizuki, M.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Tachikawa, N.; Moki, T.; Ishikawa, I. [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    To design the coal liquefaction reactor of large scale plant in future, it is important to understand characteristics of fluid dynamics within the coal liquefaction reactor. In this study, to measure the fluid dynamics of liquid phase within the coal liquefaction reactor operated under high temperature and high pressure coal liquefaction condition, neutron attenuating tracer (NAT) technique, one of the tracer test methods, was applied using 1 t/d coal treating PSU. The residence time of liquid phase within the reactor can be measured by utilizing property of neutron of being absorbed by materials. The tracer was injected at the inlets of first and third reactors, and the neutron was counted at each outlet. The concentration of tracer was derived from the discrete value, to determine the residence time distribution of liquid phase. The mean residence time of liquid phase in the single first reactor and in the total three reactors were prolonged under the severe operation conditions of liquefaction. The more severe the liquefaction operation condition was, the more active the mixing of liquid phase was in the first reactor. It was found that the progress of reaction was accelerated. 2 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Suspeita de Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono definida pelo Questionário de Berlim prediz eventos em pacientes com Síndrome Coronariana Aguda Sospecha de apnea obstructiva del sueño definida por el cuestionario de Berlín predice eventos en pacientes con síndrome coronario agudo Suspicion of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Berlin Questionnaire predicts events in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    Eryca Vanessa S. de Jesus

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: De um ponto de vista mecanístico, a apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS pode causar distúrbios extras à homeostase cardiovascular na presença de síndrome coronariana aguda (SCA. OBJETIVO: Investigar se um diagnóstico clínico padronizado de SAOS, em pacientes com SCA, prediz o risco de eventos cardiovasculares durante hospitalização. MÉTODOS: Em um estudo de coorte prospectivo, um grupo de 200 pacientes com diagnóstico de SCA estabelecido entre Setembro de 2005 e Novembro de 2007, foram estratificados pelo Questionário de Berlim (QB para o risco de SAOS (alto ou baixo risco. Foi testado se o subgrupo de alto risco para SAOS apresenta maior tendência à eventos cardiovasculares. O endpoint primário avaliado foi um desfecho composto de morte cardiovascular, eventos cardíacos isquêmicos recorrentes, edema pulmonar agudo e acidente vascular cerebral durante a hospitalização. RESULTADOS: Noventa e quatro (47% dos pacientes identificados pelo QB apresentavam suspeita de SAOS. Alto risco para SAOS estava associado com uma mortalidade mais elevada, embora sem diferença estatística (4,25% vs 0,94%; p=0,189, mas com uma estatisticamente significante maior incidência de desfecho composto de eventos cardiovasculares (18,08% vs 6,6%; p=0,016. No modelo de regressão logística, os preditores multivariados de desfecho composto de eventos cardiovasculares foram idade (OR = 1,048; IC95%: 1,008 a 1,090; p=0,019, fração de ejeção do VE (OR = 0,954; IC95%: 0,920 a 0,989; p=0,010, e risco mais elevado de SAOS (OR = 3,657; IC95%: 1,216 a 10,996; p=0,021. CONCLUSÃO: O uso de um questionário simples e validado (QB para identificar pacientes com risco mais elevado de SAOS pode ajudar a prever o desfecho cardiovascular durante a hospitalização. Além disso, nossos dados sugerem que SAOS é muito comum em pacientes com SCA.FUNDAMENTO: Desde un punto de vista mecanístico, la apnea obstructiva del sueño (SAOS puede ocasionar disturbios

  19. Bionic design. Its idea and present situation; Biotec design. Sono kangaekata to genjo

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    Oda, J. [Kanazawa University, Ishikawa (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-03-05

    This paper explains the idea of a bionic design and the present situation of its research. There are numerous subjects to learn from the structure and system of organisms as well as in the process of their generation, evolution and extinction, in connection with the design of artifacts. These subjects are classified into positions for developing new materials, new mechanisms/structures, and new systems or algorithmic models. In other words, they are the development of materials for self-repairing cracks and defects, development of micro-machines or robots from the moving mechanisms and the like of insects and micro-organisms, development of a mechanism for protecting a gigantic structures or systems through the use of an immunity system by antigen and antibody, and so on. The enamel of teeth is an apatite material with the hardness of 5 but actually provided with a strength comparable to the hardness of 6 to 7. Bamboo resists an external force by varying the distribution of vascular bundles in the thickness direction. Thus, the integration of software and hardware is the characteristic of biomaterials. 13 refs., 6 figs.

  20. Chitosan-lignosulfonates sono-chemically prepared nanoparticles: characterisation and potential applications.

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    Kim, Suyeon; Fernandes, Margarida M; Matamá, Teresa; Loureiro, Ana; Gomes, Andreia C; Cavaco-Paulo, Artur

    2013-03-01

    Due to their recognised properties of biocompatibility, biodegradability and sustainability, chitosan nanocarriers have been successfully used as new delivery systems. In this work, nanoparticles combining chitosan and lignosulfonates were developed for the first time for cosmetic and biomedical applications. The ability of lignosulfonates to act as a counter polyion for stabilisation of chitosan particles, generated using high intensity ultrasound, was investigated. Several conditions for particles preparation were tested and optimised and the resulting nanoparticles were comprehensively characterised by measuring particle size, zeta potential and polydispersity index. The pH of chitosan solution, sonication time and the presence of an adequate surfactant, poloxamer 407, were determinant factors on the development of smaller particles with low polydispersity index (an average particle size of 230 nm was obtained at pH 5 after 8 min of sonication). The beneficial effects of lignosulfonates complex on chitosan nanoparticles were further characterised. Greater stability to lysozyme degradation, biocompatibility with human cells and antimicrobial activity was found upon lignosulfonates incorporation into chitosan nanoparticles. Furthermore, these particles were able to incorporate a hydrophilic model protein - RNase A. A burst release was observed when nanoparticles were loaded with low amount of protein while with high protein content, a sustained release was found, suggesting that the protein cargo maybe loaded both at the surface as in the bulk of the particle, depending on the concentration of drug incorporated. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. A hot hole-programmed and low-temperature-formed SONOS flash memory.

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    Chang, Yuan-Ming; Yang, Wen-Luh; Liu, Sheng-Hsien; Hsiao, Yu-Ping; Wu, Jia-Yo; Wu, Chi-Chang

    2013-07-31

    In this study, a high-performance TixZrySizO flash memory is demonstrated using a sol-gel spin-coating method and formed under a low annealing temperature. The high-efficiency charge storage layer is formed by depositing a well-mixed solution of titanium tetrachloride, silicon tetrachloride, and zirconium tetrachloride, followed by 60 s of annealing at 600°C. The flash memory exhibits a noteworthy hot hole trapping characteristic and excellent electrical properties regarding memory window, program/erase speeds, and charge retention. At only 6-V operation, the program/erase speeds can be as fast as 120:5.2 μs with a 2-V shift, and the memory window can be up to 8 V. The retention times are extrapolated to 106 s with only 5% (at 85°C) and 10% (at 125°C) charge loss. The barrier height of the TixZrySizO film is demonstrated to be 1.15 eV for hole trapping, through the extraction of the Poole-Frenkel current. The excellent performance of the memory is attributed to high trapping sites of the low-temperature-annealed, high-κ sol-gel film.

  2. Preparation of polydiacetylene microcrystals and their properties; Polydiacetylene bikessho no sakusei to sono bussei

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    Kasai, H.; Katagi, H.; Iida, R.; Okada, S.; Oikawa, H.; Nakanishi, H. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Institute for Chemical Reaction Science; Matsuda, H. [National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1997-05-10

    Microcrystals of solid-state polymerizable diacetylene compounds have been successfully prepared by a reprecipitation from their acetone solution in water, and were converted into polydiacetylene microcrystals dispersed in water. Effect of size-determining factors such as concentration of solution and temperature of water were investigated. Based on the results, microcrystal formation mechanism, i.e. first reprecipitation of amorphous microparticles, followed by the competing processes of crystallization in particle and adhesion of particles, were suggested. Some characteristic features of the microcrystals, compared with those of large bulk crystals, have been revealed: for example, excitonic absorption of polydiacetylenes took place a blue shift with decreasing size, in almost one order of magnitude larger size range than those of metals and semiconductors. It has also been demonstrated that polydiacetylene microcrystal dispersion gives good enough optical quality to conduct optical Kerr-shutter experiment, and the large x{sup (3)} value of ca.10{sup -9}esuM{sup -1} at a nonresonant wavelength was clarified. 31 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  3. Technology and application of artificial actuality. Jinko genjitsukan sono gijutsu to oyo

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    Hirose, M. (The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1991-11-20

    Concerning the technology for artificial actuality that has been noticed as the ultimate human interface, this report mainly describes its possibility as a new technique for operation and monitoring of its plant. The technology for artifical actuality is to use synthetic information by conputer in place of external recognition by the five senses to be put into the sense organs for the purpose of having pseudo-experience of the imaginary world. This technology has both aspects of a visualization technique and a communication technique. Considering the applicability of the technology for artificial actuality as a communication technique to a control room of a plant, it is expected that this technology would play an improtant role in transmission of the actual feeling. From the aspect of a visualization technique, it is possible to synthesize realistic images which are easy for prople to understand by using symbol information from a sensor, if the technology for artificeal actuality is applied. 7 figs.

  4. Microalgal lipid and its application; Bisai sorui shishitsu to sono oyo

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    Matsunaga, T.; Nakamura, N. [Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1995-10-20

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and icosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are valuable nutrients because they have important roles as the constituents of structural lipids in the nervous tissues of human brain and retina. In addition, DHA, EPA and other omega-3 fatty acids are important factors in the prevention of several human diseases. Fishes have been the dietary source of these fatty acids and they originate from the marine microbes upon which the fishes feed. Therefore, these marine microbes cultured under control could be utilized as alternative source of the omega-3 fatty acids. Marine microalgae are rich in DHA and EPA. However, very few species of freshwater algae contain significant amounts of these compounds. The marine unicellular alga Isochrysis galbana is well known as a source of such fatty acids and this species has been used extensively as a food source for aquaculture. The advantage of the marine microalgae such as I. galbana over other microbes as sources of polyunsaturated fatty acid is that this alga may be grown photosynthetically using carbon dioxide as the sole carbon source and seawater as a source of minerals. In this paper, we focused on the production of marine microalgae as an alternative source of polyunsaturated fatty acid. We have screened a number of species of marine microalga specifically for their ability to produce DHA and EPA and have optimized the growth conditions for I. galbana. The utilization of microalgae as feed for cultivation of conifers is also reported. Moreover, the applications of genetic engineering for EPA production are also demonstrated. 26 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Proper Angle of Sono-guided Central Venous Line Insertion; a Brief Report

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    Hassan Barzegari

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Determining the proper angle for inserting central venous catheter (CV line is of great importance for decreasing the complications and increasing success rate. The present study was designed to determine the proper angle of needle insertion for internal jugular vein catheterization. Methods: In the present case series study, candidate patients for catheterization of the right internal jugular vein under guidance of ultrasonography were studied. At the time of proper placing of the catheter, photograph was taken and Auto Cad 2014 software was used to measure the angles of the needle in the sagittal and axial planes, as well as patient’s head rotation. Result: 114 patients with the mean age of 56.96 ± 14.71 years were evaluated (68.4% male. The most common indications of catheterization were hemodialysis (55.3% and shock state (24.6%. The mean angles of needle insertion were 102.15 ± 6.80 for axial plane, 36.21 ± 3.12 for sagittal plane and the mean head rotation angle was 40.49 ± 5.09. Conclusion: Based on the results of the present study it seems that CV line insertion under the angles 102.15 ± 6.80 degrees in the axial plane, 36.21 ± 3.12 in the sagittal plane and 40.49 ± 5.09 head rotation yield satisfactory results. 

  6. Io sono Adolf ma anche Superman. Il potere patologico dell’Io

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    Paola Russo

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This work focuses on the pathological power of the ego, understood as an existential illness which has at its confused and blurred centre the lack of distinctions between opposites. In a certain sense there is no element without its opposite. However, the principle of separation allows the freedom of choice entrusted to each of us. Adolf and Superman represent two heroes; the first embodies evil, the second good. But both pose the same objective: the fight against others for the victory of what they consider good or bad. Both are the image of the ego and, therefore, power. Both are therefore victims of paranoia. This paranoia is also typical of contemporary society, in which the confused center of paranoia takes the side of the ego in many ways. In fact, the paranoiac ignores the center, that is, its essence, because it loses its ties with the origin and the simplicity to replace it with superstructures of ideas and projects that are driving it away from itself, often increasing its confusion and, therefore, its bondage.

  7. Merging microfluidics and sonochemistry: towards greener and more efficient micro-sono-reactors

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    Fernandez Rivas, David; Cintas, P.; Gardeniers, Johannes G.E.

    2012-01-01

    Microfluidics enable the manipulation of chemical reactions using very small amounts of fluid, in channels with dimensions of tens to hundreds of micrometers; so-called microstructured devices, from which the iconic image of chips emerges. The immediate attraction of microfluidics lies in its

  8. "Etica ed Estetica sono tutt’uno" Riflessioni su TLP 6.421

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    Gabriele Tomasi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Per il primo Wittgenstein etica ed estetica erano tutt’uno. Scopo del saggio è fornire un’interpretazione di questa concezione. Esaminando il modo in cui è proposta nel Tractatus e considerando alcune annotazioni dei Quaderni 1914-1916 si evidenzia che l’unità di etica ed estetica è in un modo di vedere il mondo per cui esso non appare come fonte di limitazione. L’etica è un’estensione al mondo - alla vita - della capacità di conferire significato che nell’arte si realizza nei riguardi di oggetti particolari. Affermando l’unità di etica ed estetica Wittgenstein attira l’attenzione sul fatto che la radice dell’etica è in un certo modo di vedere le cose, in un atteggiamento verso la vita. Si tratta della prospettiva di un valore non connesso a come il mondo è e che è evocato dalla meraviglia per l’esistenza del mondo.

  9. Hydrogen storage alloy electrode and its production method. Suiso kyuzo gokin denkyoku to sono seizo hoho

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    Hasebe, A.

    1992-12-16

    The hydrogen storage alloy used for the negative electrode of the nickel-hydrogen secondary battery is disintegrated by the repetition of absorption and desorption of hydrogen, resulting in shortening the life time of the hydrogen storage alloy electrode as well as the rapid degradation of the battery performance. This invention solves the problem. The employment of the composite material of the hydrogen storage alloy and the amorphous carbon makes it possible to produce the hydrogen storage alloy electrode which is not disintegrated. The amorphous carbon can be produced by carbonizing such polymer as polyacrylonitrile. The said composite material is produced in the following way: (1) The hydrogen storage alloy such as LaNi4Co powder is mixed with polyacrylonitrile powder, (2) The mixture is defatted at a temperature of 200 - 500[degree]C for 0.5 - 3 hours, and then, (3) It is heat-treated in vacuum or in an inert atmosphere at a temperature of 800 - 1100[degree]C for 0.5 - 10 hours. 4 figs.

  10. Tratamento dos distúrbios respiratórios do sono com aparelhos intra-orais

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    Machado, Marco Antonio Cardoso

    2006-01-01

    No primeiro artigo deste trabalho, analisamos a qualidade vida de pacientes com apnéia tratados com Aparelho Reposicionador Mandibular Intra-Oral (ARMIO). Aplicamos o questionário Calgary Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index (Calgary SAQLI) antes e depois do protocolo com ARMIO. Observamos uma grande melhora na qualidade de vida em quase a metade dos participantes e uma grande melhora dos sintomas em 72,7% deles. No nosso segundo estudo, nosso objetivo foi observar os pacientes qu...

  11. Energy transmission using microwaves and its possibility. Maikuroha ni yoru energy yuso to sono kanosei

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    Matsumoto, H.; Shinohara, N. (Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan))

    1993-09-01

    Transmitting of electric energy in the form of electromagnetic waves is a century-old idea, which has reached its final step of realization at last. This paper describes a review and future prospects on electric power transmitting technologies using microwaves (a wavelength of 12 cm is thought as the most promising candidate). Electric power was transmitted successfully to a flying helicopter in the U.S.A. in 1964. Transmission of 30-kW power was performed in 1975 to a power receiving rectenna (an antenna with microwave receiving rectification circuit) placed 1.6 tm away using a parabola as a transmitting antenna. These studies were carried over to the investigative studies on space power stations (SPS). This is a conception to install a static satellite equipped with a huge solar cell array in the sky of about 36,000 km high to generate power, convert the power to microwaves, and transmit the power of ten million kilowatt class to the ground. A number of results of advanced experiments have been obtained in Japan using rockets or aircraft. 26 refs., 5 figs.

  12. Improved extraction of avocado oil by application of sono-physical processes.

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    Martínez-Padilla, Laura Patricia; Franke, Lisa; Xu, Xin-Qing; Juliano, Pablo

    2018-01-01

    Ultrasound treatment is known to increase the oil extractability in olive and palm oil processes. This work examined the effect of ultrasound conditioning of avocado puree on oil extractability and quality, at low (18+40kHz) and high (2MHz) frequencies, at litre-scale. Other ultrasound parameters evaluated included high frequency effect (0.4, 0.6, and 2MHz; 5min; 90kJ/kg) and sonication time (2.5-10min at 2MHz), without malaxation. Finally, a megasonic post-malaxation intervention was assessed at selected malaxation times (15, 30, and 60min). Both low and high frequency ultrasound treatments of the non-malaxed avocado puree improved extractability by 15-24% additional oil recovery, with the highest extractability achieved after 2MHz treatments, depending on the fruit maturity and oil content. There was no preferential improvement on oil extractability observed across high frequencies, even though extractability increased with sonication time. Ultrasound treatment also showed a positive effect after puree malaxation. Oils obtained from sonicated purees showed peroxide and free fatty acid values below the industrial specification levels and an increase in total phenolic compounds after 2MHz treatment. High frequency ultrasound conditioning of avocado puree can enhance oil separation and potentially decrease the malaxation time in industrial processes without impacting on oil quality. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Sono solo animali? Storia e attualità di una relazione difficile.

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    Parrino, Alessia

    2015-01-01

    Working on my graduate thesis I started to study the important link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence with the real hope to develop in my country, Italy, a new kind of education which will be able to develop in children the awareness of the importance to protect every form of life, both human and non human. Animals as victims are in the same position of women and children because they are in the group called “weak subjects”. Soon I realized that talking about an education ...

  14. “Io sono grande e piccola insieme”: divenire Amelia Rosselli

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    Valentina Maini

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This essay suggests that parallels can be drawn between the work of Amelia Rosselli and Deleuze’s Alice. It is structured in three sections that aim to illustrate the points of comparison between Rosselli’s poetry and Deleuze’s interpretation of Carroll’s character. The first part focuses on the women described in the poems – each one seeming to embody a certain aspect of the author’s personality – while the second shows the peculiarities of the places where these women live. There seems to exist a very peculiar relationship between the unsettled identity of Rosselli’s women and the world they inhabit, and Deleuze’s Alice provides a key to understanding these two unsettled components of Rosselli’s poetry. Finally, the third part of the essay concentrates on the lapsus – a feature of Rosselli’s poetic language. Understood as a linguistic strategy, the lapsus seems to become another trait in common between the two poles of the study.

  15. Half century of wind power generation memoir. Part 1; Furyoku hatsuden hanseiki sono omoide. 1

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    Nakata, H.

    1995-12-01

    This article may be deemed an autobiography of an individual on his development of wind power generation devices. The author began to be interested in electricity while he was a pupil of primary school and during his time of middle school student, when he walked against the strong wind on an embankment, he got an idea to utilize the wind power and succeeded to generate electricity with his handmade wind power generator using a bicycle generator. Afterwards he kept interested in devices utilizing the wind power, in 1973, energy saving was widely promoted due to the oil crises, and taking that opportunity, he established single-handedly a laboratory for development of utilization of the breeze power. Since his retirement from teaching profession in the spring of 1980, he has coped with earnestly the development of wind power generators. He acquired and installed various machine tools for metal works for generators and various machines for wood works for making propellers. In this article, wind power generators using bicycle generators (direct connection type and speed increasing type), small D.C. motors (motors for driving tape recorder, motors for automobile radiator and windshield wiper, etc.) and automobile generators (D.C. generators and alternators) are explained. 11 figs.

  16. An audit of the first three years of mammography and sono ...

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    Conclusions: This paper concludes that the culture of breast imaging for diagnostic and screening purposes is evolving in South-East Nigeria where the breast imaging unit of the institution has played a pioneering role. Sensitization advocacy to the general public about breast diseases and the local availability of breast ...

  17. ResearchGate e Academia.edu non sono archivi ad accesso aperto

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    Maria Chiara Pievatolo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available L’Office of Scholarly Communication dell’University of California ha sentito la necessità di pubblicare un articolo – A social networking site is not an open access repository – per spiegare ai docenti locali le differenze fra un sito di social networking...

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    Pievatolo, Maria Chiara

    2016-01-01

    L’Office of Scholarly Communication dell’University of California ha sentito la necessità di pubblicare un articolo – A social networking site is not an open access repository – per spiegare ai docenti locali le differenze fra un sito di social networking...

  19. Influência do contexto familiar sobre os transtornos do sono em crianças

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    Ana Luíza Paula de Aguiar Lélis

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue identificar en la producción científica aspectos relacionados con el contexto de la familia, involucrados en los trastornos del sueño en niños. Revisión integradora de la literatura realizada en las bases de datos: Lilacs, Pubmed, Cinahl, Cochrane y Scopus, de 2007-2012, con los descriptores en Portugués y en Inglés: trastornos del sueño, familia, niño y sleep disorders, family, children. Se identificaron 34 artículos, de los cuales fueron identificados 46 aspectos mencionados en los resultados, especialmente en los hábitos de sueño normales y familiares de rutina, hábitos culturales, situación socioeconómica y estado de ánimo de los padres como los más frecuentes. Los padres y miembros de la familia y los responsables por dirigir los hábitos inherentes al contexto familiar tienen papel fundamental en el proceso sueño/despertar de hijos.

  20. Thin film solar cell and its production method; Hakumaku taiyo denchi oyobi sono seiho

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    Yokoyama, H.; Yamamoto, K.; Mishima, T.; Matsuda, T. [Daido Hokusan Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan). Sakai Lab.

    1997-01-17

    An attempt has been made to replace the single crystal silicon substrate for other inexpensive substrate coated with Si thin film for cost saving in the silicon solar cell production. It was found, however, a big difference in thermal expansion coefficient between the substrate and Si brought about a big warp of the substrate when the Si film was made thick enough for solar cell use. This invention solves the problem. The Si thin film is grown through a mask having many holes with constant interval instead of being grown as a continuous layer. The Si film is, therefore, formed in island structure which rises from many holes. The island structure crystals exist, being separated from each other. They consist of discontinuous points. So that they can expand thermally in accordance with the thermal expansion of the substrate. Even if there is a difference in thermal expansion between the inexpensive substrate and Si crystal film, little warp takes place in the laminate. 8 figs.

  1. Sono-chemical synthesis of cellulose nanocrystals from wood sawdust using Acid hydrolysis.

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    Shaheen, Th I; Emam, Hossam E

    2017-10-06

    Cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) is a unique material obtained from naturally occurring cellulose fibers. Owing to their mechanical, optical, chemical, and rheological properties, CNC gained significant interest. Herein, we investigate the potential of commercially non-recyclable wood waste, in particular, sawdust as a new resource for CNC. Isolation of CNC from sawdust was conducted as per acid hydrolysis which induced by ultrasonication technique. Thus, sawdust after being alkali delignified prior sodium chlorite bleaching, was subjected to sulfuric acid with concentration of 65% (w/w) at 60(°)C for 60min. After complete reaction, CNC were collected by centrifugation followed by dialyzing against water and finally dried via using lyophilization technique. The CNC yield attained values of 15% from purified sawdust. Acid hydrolysis mechanism exactly referred that, the amorphous regions along with thinner as well as shorter crystallites spreaded throughout the cellulose structure are digested by the acid leaving CNC suspension. The latter was freeze-dried to produce CNC powder. A thorough investigation pertaining to nanostructural characteristics of CNC was performed. These characteristics were monitored using TEM, SEM, AFM, XRD and FTIR spectra for following the changes in functionality. Based on the results obtained, the combination of sonication and chemical treatment was great effective in extraction of CNC with the average dimensions (diameter×length) of 35.2±7.4nm×238.7±81.2nm as confirmed from TEM. Whilst, the XRD study confirmed the crystal structure of CNC is obeyed cellulose type I with crystallinity index ∼90%. Cellulose nanocrystals are nominated as the best candidate within the range studied in the area of reinforcement by virtue of their salient textural features. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  2. Síndrome de apneia obstrutiva do sono e risco cardiovascular

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    Domingues, Nuno Manuel Monteiro

    2009-01-01

    A doença cardiovascular é uma das principais causas de mortalidade no mundo. Vários aspectos contribuem para a génese da aterosclerose e suas complicações clínicas como: tabagismo, níveis elevados de colesterol de lipoproteína de baixa densidade, baixos níveis de colesterol de lipoproteína de alta densidade, diabetes, hipertensão arterial, história familiar, obesidade, sedentarismo e ingestão de álcool. Além desses factores tem sido observado recentemente um aumento da taxa de ...

  3. Advance in lipid analysis and applications; Shibo bunseki no shinpo to sono oyo

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    Takagi, T. [Nagoya Bunri College, Aichi (Japan)

    1998-10-20

    Recent development in lipid analysis for determination of compositions and characterization of molecular structures are reviewed. Important references on fundamental procedures including solid-phase extraction and size-exclusion chromatography are presented. Information on the development of chiral-phase chromatography of lipid enantiomers, discovery and utilization of delta-5 acids, use of stereospecific analysis of triacylglycerols by chiral-phase HPLC in biotechnology to obtain high-erucic oils, and methods for determination of optical purity of insect pheromones having aliphatic chain are discussed. 43 refs., 1 tab.

  4. Study on property-gradient polymer electrolyte for rechargeable lithium batteries; Lithium niji denchi no tame no keisha tokusei kobunshi denkaishitsu no sosei ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Kokumi, Z.; Kanemura, S.; Inaba, M.; Takehara, Z.; Yao, K.; Uchimoto, Y. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)

    1997-02-01

    This paper describes the fundamental experiments for creating property-gradient polymer electrolyte for rechargeable lithium batteries. The rechargeable lithium battery is composed of an anodic composite agent section with high ion conductivity, a separator equivalent section with high mechanical strength (high bridging degree), and a section surpressing the precipitation of metal lithium by contacting with it. The continuous property-gradient polymer electrolyte was tried to be synthesized by means of the plasma polymerization method. As a result, plasma polymerization electrolyte with high ion conductivity could be prepared from the liquid phase by using a monomer with low vapor pressure. Porous material simulating the anodic composite agent was impregnated by the monomer, which was plasma-polymerized. As a result, it was found that the bridging degree decreased from the surface towards the inside of the plasma-polymerized porous material. In addition, polymer was prepared using fluorine-base monomer. Thus, LiF thin film could be prepared through the reaction between the polymer and metal lithium. 3 figs.

  5. Analysis of vibration characteristics of a prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridge using strong motion observation data. Jishin kansoku ni motozuku PC shachokyo no shindo tokusei no kaiseki

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    Inatomi, T. (Port and Harbour Research Institute, Kanagawa (Japan)); Takeda, T.; Obi, N.; Yamanobe, S. (Kajima Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

    1994-05-31

    Records of seismic observation were analyzed for the purpose of proving the validity of antiseismic design for a prestressed concrete (PC) cable-stayed bridge. This bridge is a three span continuous PC cable-stayed bridge of 498 m in bridge length, and is constructed on alluvial soft ground. The seismometer used is a servo type accelerometer. The observed frequency and mode of seismic vibration are in good agreement with those in the analysis and hence the validity of modelling of the structure in designing was confirmed. It was also confirmed that the bending vibration and torsional vibration of the main girder are separated as designed. However, some points such as a large difference in the observed vibration and analysed vibration in the mode accompanying rotation of the base are listed as problems to be solved in antiseismic design. In order to investigate the attenuation constant of the upper structure, a seismic wave response analysis was performed and its results were compared with observed ones. When the attenuation constant is assumed to be 2%, agreement of data between analysis and observation is good, and it is considered that the attenuation constant of the upper structure only without the effects of attenuation of energy escape from the base and crack generation in concrete was about 2% in the observed earthquake (maximum acceleration on the ground: 51 Gal). 8 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Identification of dynamic characteristics by field vibration test in Tsurumi Tsubasa bridge; Tsurumi Tsubasakyo no shindo jikken ni yoru doteki tokusei no dotei

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    Yamaguchi, H. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Takano, H.; Ogasawara, M.; Shimosato, T. [Metropolitan Expressway Public Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Kato, M.; Okada, J. [NKK Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-07-21

    Field vibration test of the Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge, a long span cable stayed bridge, has been conducted. Focusing on its dynamic characteristics, an identification method from test results and its validity were investigated. The natural frequency identified using mode circle and resonance curve from steady vibration test agreed with that identified by the peak method from free damping test. Accordingly, there was no difference due to identification methods, and both methods provided appropriate accuracy. The natural vibration mode obtained from the steady vibration test agreed with that obtained by the eigenvalue analysis. The dispersion of experimental values, which indicates the adaptation to mode circle method, became a scale indicating reliability of identified values. When the damping obtained by the half power method for the microtremors test is compared with that identified from the steady vibration test and free damping test, it is required to compare them at lower amplitude level region, considering that the amplitude level of microtremors test is very low. For the dynamic characteristics of the Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge, it was found that it has lower natural frequency and higher modal damping compared with other cable stayed bridges with similar scale of span. 18 refs., 13 figs., 4 tabs.

  7. Aerodynamics of the cable of cable-stayed bridges; Shachokyo cable no kuriki shindo tokusei no rikai to soreni motozuku kuriki seishinho no teian

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    Matsumoto, M. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Aoki, J.; Fuji, D. [West Japan Railway Company, Osaka (Japan); Kitayama, N. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Daito, Y. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)

    1996-07-21

    Wind tunnel tests were conducted assuming the aerodynamics of the cable of cable-stayed bridges especially in the case of strong wind with rain. Based on the results, an aerodynamic damping method was proposed. Factors of the rain vibration generation include the three-dimensional axial flow behind the cable, which is formed by the wind direction deviation angle, the upper side water flow on the cable surface formed by the rain, and the Karman vortex shedding, which are not uniform in the span direction. Newly proposed cable with elliptical plates showed an effective dumping performance. It restrains the formation of water flow due to its profile, and is effective for unstableness due to water flow formation. Distribution of the axial flow in the cable span direction was made clear. Three-dimensionality of the vortex shedding was greatly affected by this axial flow. Frequency of the Karman vortex shedding changed in the wide band by the axial flow. It was suggested that three-dimensionality of the flow field is enhanced by the rolling vibration, resulting in the unstableness of heaving vibration. 5 refs., 15 figs.

  8. Experimental study on buckling and ultimate strength of thin-walled box stub columns; Usuniku hakogata danmen buzai no zakutsu / shukyoku kyodo tokusei ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu

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    Nakai, H.; Kitada, T. [Osaka City Univ. (Japan); Oryu, T. [Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1998-10-21

    Thin-walled box stub columns such as beams of cable-stayed bridge, suspension bridge tower, arch rib of arch bridge and steel piers and so forth can also bear torsion at the same time besides compression and bending. These thin-walled box stub columns may achieve ultimate condition before reaching to plastic condition due to the effect of local buckling and so forth. Accordingly, it is the important topic to study the properties regarding ultimate strength of thin-walled box members in order to evaluate correctly the effect on load bearing resistance of local buckling. In this report, validity of load bearing resistance curve and ultimate strength interaction curve proposed by authors was studied using load bearing capacity experiment results. As a result, all ultimate strengths obtained by the experiment were higher than the ultimate strengths estimated by load bearing capacity curve and ultimate strength interaction curve. Further, it was revealed that the specimens subjected to torsion or subjected to bending and torsion and so forth exceeded the plastic strength due to the effect of strain hardening. 12 refs., 14 figs., 4 tabs.

  9. Evaluation of damping property of long-span prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridges; Chodai PC shachokyo no gensui tokusei ni kansuru kosatsu

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    Yamanobe, S.; Niihara, Y.; Minami, H.; Kono, T. [Kajima Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-09-30

    As to the dynamic design in the antiseismic design of PC cable-stayed bridges, evaluation of damping is important. Since it is difficult to evaluate damping property theoretically and analytically, a lot of studies have not been made about how to set up damping coefficients. In this study, using analytical models of existing long-span PC cable-stayed bridges, to clarify causes of damping of long-span PC cable-stayed bridge, the rate of strain energy in each member was examined. Equivalent damping coefficients of each member, effects of friction in movable bearing, and effects of basically radiational damping were studied. The correspondence with the results of the vibration experiments conventionally made were studied. (translated by NEDO)

  10. Friction properties and film strength of C60 fullerene thin films deposited by ion plating method; Ion plating C60 fullerene usumaku no masatsu tokusei to maku kyodo

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    Hironaka, S. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Asakawa, T.; Yoshimoto, M.; Koinuma, H. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Materials and Structures Laboratory

    1997-09-01

    The structure and mechanical properties of the C60-based thin films were studied which were fabricated from C60 powder on various substrates by vacuum evaporation and rf ion plating methods. The thin film coating by every method considerably reduces the original friction coefficient showing a lubrication effect. The thin film including its decomposed carbon by ion plating method is effective in preserving low friction for a long time. For comparison with vacuum evaporation method, the thin film was prepared by ion plating of as low as 0.13Pa in plasma generating pressure. It was suggested that C60 is hardly decomposed by optimizing pressure and rf power, and it is possible to fabricate the thin films with more excellent surface morphology and dynamic characteristics than those by vacuum evaporation method. It is also possible to fabricate the thin film with various C60/amorphous carbon matrix ratios by controlling rf power, and this film is regarded as a film with quantum holes of 0.7nm, showing the possibility of new functional materials. 14 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Ultrafiltration performance of tubular membrane modules fitted with turbulent promoter. Twisted tape and static mixer; Ranryu sokushintai wo sobishita kangata gengai roka tokusei. Twist tape to static mixer

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    Sugimoto, T.; Kobayashi, H.; Ishikawa, T.; Kamiya, T. [Kogakuin University, Tokyo (Japan); Niitsu, T.; Inoue, H. [Soka University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-01-20

    The permeate flux of a membrane module fitted with a twisted tape or static mixer was 4-7.7 times higher than that of a membrane module without any turbulent promoter. Use of a twisted tape or static mixer shortened separation time. The energy consumption per unit mass of permeate due to pressure drop in the membrane module with twisted tape or static mixer was 2-3 times higher than that in the membrane module without turbulent promoter. The permeate flux solved by introducing the value of mass transfer coefficient into the osmotic pressure model coincided well with experimental results, where the mass transfer coefficient was obtained by simulating experimental formula of heat transfer in a pipe fitted with a twisted tape or static mixer into a mass transfer correlation by the heat transfer-mass transfer analogy. The mass transfer coefficient in a membrane module with twisted tape or static mixer increased to about 4 to 8 times that of a membrane module without turbulent promoter. 7 refs., 10 figs.

  12. Fundamental analysis of thermally regenerative fuel cell utilizing solar heat; Taiyonetsu wo riyosuru netsu saiseigata nenryo denchi no kiso tokusei no kaiseki

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    Ando, Y.; Tanaka, T.; Takashima, T.; Doi, T. [Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan); Aosawa, T.; Kogoshi, S. [Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-11-25

    Study was made on a thermally regenerative fuel cell using solar heat. The thermally regenerative fuel cell was devised which is composed of 2-propanol liquid-phase endothermic dehydrogenation at nearly 100degC, and acetone liquid- phase exothermic hydrogenation at nearly 30degC as reverse reaction. This low-temperature dehydrogenation can relatively easily utilize a flat solar heat concentrator. 2-propanol dehydrogenation generates acetone and hydrogen. Generated acetone generates electric power in hydrogenation, generating propanol. This propanol regenerates acetone and hydrogen in dehydrogenation. The activity of Ru and Pt composite catalyst was considerably higher than that of Ru or Pt single catalyst. The activity was also higher in carbon felt or carbon cloth carrier than carbon plate carrier. The open circuit voltage of the fuel cell was estimated to be 110-120mV, nearly consisting with theoretical values. Short circuit current was also estimated to be 9-11mA, suggesting reduction of its internal resistance as an important subject. 4 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Syntheses of ferrite/metal composite powders and their magnetic properties. Ferrite/kin30ku fukugo funmatsu no gosei oyobi jiki tokusei

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    Hiratsuka, N.; Saito, K.; Kobayashi, H.; Mitamura, T. (Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Science and Engineering)

    1993-10-15

    An attempt has been made on synthesizing composite powders composed of Ni/Zn ferrite and Ni/Fe alloy to discuss their magnetic properties. The starting materials are Zn powder, [alpha] -Fe2O3 power, and NiCl2 powder. Mixtures of these powders at a certain mol ratio were sintered under temperatures from 400[degree]C to 600[degree]C in an Ar gas atmosphere. This heating process caused a reaction with Zn-reduced thermit, resulting in composite powders. This reaction is inferred to develop three accompanying reactions starting at around the melting point of Zn of 400[degree]C : generation of spinel phases and Ni, and then a reducing reaction of [alpha] -Fe2O3 [yields] Fe3O4 [yields] FeO [yields] [alpha] -Fe as a result of temperature rise or increase in the Zn amount. It is important to control the reactions by adjusting the starting material ratio and heating temperatures. The highest saturated magnetization appears when a mixture with a mol ratio of [alpha] -Fe2O3:NiCl2:Zn: at 1.0:0.5:1.0 is heated at 550[degree]C for two hours. A saturated magnetization value of 89.7 emu/g and a coercive force of 78.6 Oe were obtained. Two phases of Ni/Zn ferrite with larger particles and Ni or NiFe2O4 with smaller particles are observed when the Zn amount is 0.5. However, no larger particles are found if the Zn amount is 1.0. 4 refs., 6 figs.

  14. Characteristics on the heat storage and recovery by the underground spiral heat exchange pipe; Chichu maisetsu spiral kan ni yoru chikunetsu shunetsu tokusei

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    Imai, I. [Kure National College of Technology, Hiroshima (Japan); Taga, M. [Kinki University, Osaka (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    The consistency between the experimental value of a soil temperature and the calculation value of a soil temperature given by a non-steady heat conduction equation was confirmed. The experimental value is obtained by laying a spiral heat exchange pipe in the heat-insulated soil box and circulating hot water forcibly in the pipe. The temperature conductivity in soil significantly influences the heat transfer in soil. The storage performance is improved when the temperature conductivity increases because of the contained moisture. As the difference between the initial soil temperature and circulating water temperature becomes greater, the heat storage and recovery values increase. A thermal core heat transfer is done in the spiral pipe. Therefore, the diameter of the pipe little influences the heat storage performance, and the pitch influences largely. About 50 hours after heat is stored, the storage performance is almost the same as for a straight pipe that uses the spiral diameter as a pipe diameter. To obtain the same heat storage value, the spiral pipe is made of fewer materials than the straight pipe and low in price. The spiral pipe is more advantageous than the straight pipe in the necessary motive power and supply heat of a pump. 1 ref., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Output characteristics of floating type wave power generator system using a ball screw; Fuyugata nejishiki haryoku hatsuden sochi no shutsuryoku tokusei

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    Abe, T.; Omata, K. [Meiji University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    A floating type wave power generator system using a ball screw is proposed. Output characteristics are simulated on the supposition of its employment aboard a navigational aid buoy. The relative linear movement produced by waves between the main body and float is transmitted via a load column to a ball nut and is converted into a rotary movement of a threaded shaft engaging the ball nut. Attached to the bottom end of the threaded shaft is a one-way clutch which connects to the generator axle when the relative velocity between the float and main body is positive. The simulation was conducted for a wave activated power generation buoy, 2.6m in outer diameter, 4.5m in length, and 6000kg in total mass. The buoy generated a mechanical output of 340kW when exposed to a sinusoidal wave 2.5 seconds in period and 40cm in wave height. A tank test was performed using a reduced scale model consisting of a ball screw, bicycle dynamo, and float, with the main body being 318mm in diameter and 833mm in length, when an average output of 4.51W was obtained at 60% efficiency. The results of the experiment agreed in some degree with the results of calculation, verifying the righteousness of the theoretical formula. 3 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  16. Measurement of local strain-induced martensitic phase transformation by micro-hardness; Bisho kodo wo mochiita kyokusho hizumi yuki martensite hentai tokusei no sokutei

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    Shibutani, Y.; Taniyama, A.; Tomita, Y.; Adachi, T. [Kobe University, Kobe (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-08-15

    By the duplex effect produced by two kinds of phases of austenite and martensite, the transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steel is improved in ductility and fracture toughness. The strain-induced martensitic phase transformation could be associated with the strain localization behavior. Accordingly, the measurement of the amount of local transformation is necessary in order to construct a more physical evolution model in the constitutive equation. In this study, a new measurement system using a micro-hardness tester is proposed to obtain a volume fraction map of the martensitic phase expanding in the neighbor of strain localization. Then the system is applied to investigate the inhomogenous transformation behavior around the notch root of SUS 304 stainless steel bar under uniaxial tension. 27 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Effect of heater with plasma-sprayed mullite coatings on heating by far-infrared radiation. Mullite himaku wo keiseishita kanetsutai no ensekigaisen hosha tokusei oyobi kanetsu koka

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    Ikeda, M.; Nishino, A.; Suzuki, T. (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan))

    1993-09-30

    Effects of a quartz tube heater coated with plasma-sprayed mullite on the far-infrared radiation heating was investigated by means of spectral energy distribution in wavelength ranging from 1.4 to 14[mu]m, and color difference and weight loss observations before and after toasting of bread. Mullite material was sprayed on the opaque quartz tube substrate using an 80kW plasma-spray apparatus, to make a coating with thickness of 50[mu]m. The mullite coating on the quartz tube heater showed high far-infrared radiation. It was found that the mullite coating exhibited good wavelength change characteristics, and the spectral energy increased by about 7%. It was also illustrated that for the heating by the heater with mullite coating, the heating efficiency was improved during toasting of bread. As a result, the heater coated with mullite showed a decrease in heating time and also provided energy saving of around 12% during toasting of bread. 8 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Fundamental study that produce hydrogen with solar enregy. ; Property with simulated power source. Taiyo energy ni yoru suiso seizo ni kansuru kiso kenkyu. ; Mogi dengen ni yoru tokusei

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    Ota, H.; Aoki, Y.; Tani, T. (Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1990-12-06

    Mankind is currently confronted by several environmental problems. Among these problems are depletion of fossil fuel reseves, and global warming caused by CO {sub 2} and the consequent environmental damage. These problems demand the most serious consideration and solution. Fuel cell systems are one of the prospective energy systems. Fuel cell systems produce electricity electrochemically, and they produce it most efficiently, and with almost a complete absence of emissions. This basic study concerns the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen is the fuel used by fuel cells. Hydrogen is produced by the electrolysis of water with solar energy. In this paper, as a first step, the hydrogen generator {prime} s properties are measured. These properties are measured by supplying electricity both continuously and intermittently from a DC power source which simulates photovoltaic modules. Our conclusion is that, in the near future, utilization of a hydrogen generator may be feasible if electricity is supplied from photovoltaic modules. 3 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  19. Effects of pond partition on characteristics of algae and water quality in pond located at high latitudes; Anteichi wo secchishita kanreichiike no suishitsu henka to sorui tokusei

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    Li, J. [Yamato Setsubi Construction Co. Ltd., Gunma (Japan); Kuroda, M. [Gunma University, Gunma (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Wang, B. [Harbin Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute, Harbin (China). Water Pollution Control Research Center

    1995-10-10

    Characteristics of algae and water quality were studied at a pond located in high latitudes. Domestic and industrial wastewaters discharged are treated through different type stabilization ponds made by enclosing a part of the pond to remove BOD{sub 5}, COD{sub cr} and nutrients. Effects of the pond partition on the dominance species of algae and water quality were studied. During the cold term (-20{degree}C - -5{degree}C), Cryptomonas, Chlamydomonas and Euglena were dominance species in the pond. While Euglena, which may be grown by uptaking organic material was the dominance one in the stabilization pond, and its population increased in falling temperature. It plays an important role for removal of BOD{sub 5} and COD{sub cr}. On the other hand, during the warm term (15{degree}C - 30{degree}C), dominance species were Cyclotella, Chlorella and Microcystis in the pond and Scenedesmus obliqnus in facultative ponds of the stabilization ponds. Microcystis and Scenedesmus obliqnus would uptake NH4{sup +}-N truly. Removal of NH4{sup +}-N and PO4{sup 3-}-P depends on the concentration of Chl.a. The relationship between NH4{sup +}-N and PO4{sup 3-}-P removal and the concentrations of Chl.a was obtained. 11 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  20. Magnetization characteristic of magnetic fluid based on Monte Carlo method; Monte Carlo ho ni yoru jisei ryutai jika tokusei no keisan

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    Matsuno, Y. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Oshima, K. [Kyocera Corp., Kyoto (Japan); Ogata, S. [Kubota Corp., Osaka (Japan)

    1995-02-25

    This paper presents an investigation on the configuration of the particles of a magnetic fluid and its magnetization characteristic based on Monte Carlo method. The interparticle interactions caused by the magneto static energy, the repulsion energy, the van der Waals energy and the external magnetic field energy are calculated. In the calculation, the distribution of magnetic particles is assumed to be a lognormal distribution estimated from that of a magnetic fluid under the investigation. The calculation results for a magnetization characteristic and for the orientation of magnetic particles of a magnetic fluid are compared with magnetization curves constructed from measured values and with an electron micrograph of magnetic particles, respectively. 10 refs., 17 figs., 4 tabs.

  1. Antibacterial characteristics of heated zinc oxide powders on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus; Kanetsu shori sareta sanka aen funmatsu no daichokin oyobi oshoku budoukyukin ni taisuru kokin tokusei

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    Sawai, J.; Yamamoto, O.; Hotta, M.; Kojima, H.; Sasamoto, T. [Kanagawa Inst. of Tech., Kanagawa (Japan)

    1998-09-10

    Influence of heat treatment temperature of zinc oxide (ZnO) powders on antibacterial property against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus was studied. The values of the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) were determined by the electric conductance method to examine the antibacterial property. MIC is defined as concentration at lowest temperature where no changes of the conductance are detected. MIC of ZnO powders increases with an increase in heating temperature. The variation of MIC against E. coli is larger than that against Staph. aureus. Concentration dependence of antibacterial effect by hydrogen peroxide is larger against E. coli than that against Staph. aureus and agrees to the variation tendency of MIC with ZnO powders. The difference in the sensitivity against E. coli and Staph. aureus is suggested to be due to the action of hydrogen peroxide generated from ZnO powders. 8 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Combustion characteristics of lean limit flame propagation in a long tube under microgravity; Bisho juryokuka ni okeru enkannai kihaku genkai kaen denpa no nensho tokusei

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    Kawakami, T.; Okajima, S. [Hosei University, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Sato, J. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Sakuraya, T. [Japan Space Utilization Promotion Center, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-25

    Studies on combustion of extremely lean hydrocarbon-air mixtures are very important from the viewpoint of pollution control which are prompting the development of new types of combustors and internal combustion engines. However, accurate data on combustion characteristics of such mixtures are scarce owing to difficulties inherent in conventional measuring techniques. It is well known that the flame behavior is strongly affected by buoyancy under normal gravity. This becomes more critical in the vicinity of flammability limits where flame propagation velocities are very low. Consequently, data such as flammability limits obtained under normal gravity are unreliable. In this experimental investigation carried out with a quiescent mixture contained in a long tube, flame stability and buoyancy effects in the vicinity of flammability limit have been determined. Furthermore the study has been extended to include the effect of surface roughness on flame propagation. The experimental results show that, (1) Under microgravity, an axially symmetrical flame propagation is possible in a long tube, even at mixture conditions near the flammability limits and the combustion characteristics can be accurately determined using this method, (2) Propagation velocity with the rough surface is higher than with the smooth surface. 9 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Population dynamics of bacteria for phosphorus removal in sequencing batch reactor (SBR) activated sludge processes. Kaibunshiki kassei odeiho ni okeru datsu rin tokusei

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    Okada, M.; Ueno, Y.; Lin, C.; Murakami, A. (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo (Japan))

    1990-01-10

    As the phosphorus removal processes, chemical methods and biological methods are considered. This paper discussed a biological phosphorus removal method. Laboratory experiments of phosphorus removal in sequencing batch reactor (SBR) activated sludge processes were operated using synthetic waste water to clarify the effects of solid retention time (SRT) and organic substrates on the accumulation of bacteria having phosphorus removal ability (bio-P-bacteria). The accumulation of bio-P-bacteria was enhanced by large fluctuation in concentration of organic substances in the reactor fed in a short period of time under anaerobic condition. However, the accumulation did not be enhanced in the reactor operated with SRT less than 25 d. The specific growth rates of bio-P-bacteria were estimated to a range from 0.033/d to 0.035/d in the SBR activated sludge processes fed with glucose and polypeptone as substrates. Therefore, large SRT is necessary for the accumulation of bio-P-bacteria. 18 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Resistance inception characteristics of Bi2223/Ag superconducting tape for ac large current; Koryu daidenryu tsudenji ni okeru Bi2223/Ag chodendo tepu senzai no teiko hassei tokusei

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    Hayakawa, N.; Iwahana, F.; Okubo, H. [Nagoya Univ., Nagoya (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    Alternating current characteristics of the superconductive tape wire rod and resistance occurrence characteristic in the overcurrent energization become the importance, when research and development of the high-temperature superconductive electric power equipment is activated. We energized the Bi2223/Ag superconductivity tape wire rod this time, and the resistance occurrence characteristic was investigated in respect of 60Hz alternating current large current over the direct current critical current value. (NEDO)

  5. Ac loss in Ag/Bi-2223 tape cooled by GM cryocooler; Dendo reikyaku Ag/Bi-2223 tepu no koryu sonshitsu tokusei

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    Wakasugi, K.; Murakami, T.; Natsume, K.; Naito, F.; Murase, S.; Shimamoto, S. [Tohoku Univ., Miyagi (Japan). Graduate School of Engineering

    1999-11-10

    It expects the application to electric power field the superconductivity is shown at the liquid nitrogen temperature the Bi system high temperature oxidation thing superconductor. Though it has made the research on the ac loss of the Bi system high temperature oxidation thing superconductor, it is at commercial frequency and liquid nitrogen temperature in the many. In this experiment, ac loss at wide 7K-77K temperatures and various 0.1Hz-500Hz frequencies was measured using conduction cooling GM refrigerating machine. (NEDO)

  6. AC loss properties of Bi-2212 rutherford-type cables; Bi-2212 razafuodo gata asshuku seikei dotai no koryu sonshitsu tokusei

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    Fukuda, Y.; Matsumura, K.; Kajikawa, K.; Iwakuma, M.; Funaki, K. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan); Hasegawa, T. [Showa Electric Wire and Cable Co., Ltd., Kanagawa (Japan); Kasahara, H.; Akita, S. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    With the aim of the application to SMES, it advances the development of the large-capacity oxide superconducting wire rod. A current capacity per 1 is small for present oxide superconducting wire rod. And, it needs the development of method of improving of mechanical strength of wire rod in the large magnet like SMES, because it receives the mighty electromagnetic force. It produced Rutherford type conductor, which made the Ni unit alloy to be the reinforcement using Bi-2212 cross section wire rod as a trial for solving these problems experimentally. In this study, it measured ac loss on produced conductor and the wire, which constitutes this, and it evaluated the electromagnetic property. (NEDO)

  7. Acoustic emission induced from an NbTi ac superconducting coil and quenching pattern; NbTi koryu koiru no AE tokusei to kuenchi patan

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    Arai, K.; Yamaguchi, H.; Kaiho, K. [Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan); Ninomiya, A.; Ishigooka, T. [Seikei Univ., Tokyo (Japan); Fuji, H.; Sadakata, N.; Saito, T. [Fujikura Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-11-10

    Alternating current superconducting magnet is easy to receive movement, alternating current loss, drift, effect of the longitudinal magnetic-field effect of the line, and these become the lowering factor of the stability. We carry out the research on stability and state estimation of alternating current superconducting magnet, coil using the AE signal. Sensor itself does not become a cause of the disturbance, because the measurement is possible for the AE measurement in superconducting magnet, coil for the sensor, while it is unique of two, and while it is no contacting with the superconductive winding. And, it is detectable by one sensor in respect of wide information of the superconducting coil. Necessary information for the analysis of the alternating current phenomenon from the AE signal is extracted, and it seems to be important to examine the correspondence with the condition of the coil. This time, it was possible that the undulate pattern of the AE signal observed the characteristic phenomenon in proportion to the situation of the quenching. (NEDO)

  8. AC loss characteristics of HTS tapes and their operating electromagnetic conditions; Koon chodendo tepu senzai no koryu sonshitsu tokusei to unten denji joken

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    Amemiya, N. [Yokohama National Univ., Yokohama (Japan)

    2000-05-25

    AC losses in multifilamentary HTS tapes can be classified into hysteresis loss, coupling loss, and eddy current loss from the viewpoint of their generation mechanism. Operating electromagnetic conditions significantly influence their AC loss characteristics. From the viewpoint of the major magnetic field component generating them, they can be classified into magnetization loss, transport loss, and total loss. Dividing a superconductor into fine filaments, twisting the filament bundle and increasing transverse resistivity effectively reduce magnetization loss and total loss when the external magnetic field is relatively large, while they do not effectively reduce transport loss. General analytical expressions for the total loss in HTS tapes carrying AC current in an AC magnetic field have not been derived. Numerical electromagnetic field analysis based on the finite element method is a powerful tool to study total loss theoretically. In the magnetic field parallel to the tape's wide face, twisting can reduce the AC loss in Bi2223 tapes with pure silver matrix, while increasing transverse resistivity is required essentially for the AC loss reduction in a perpendicular magnetic field. Recently, twisted multifilamentary Bi2223 tapes with pure silver matrix were fabricated, and the reduction of magnetization loss was proved experimentally in a parallel magnetic field. Furthermore, transverse resistivity was increased successfully by the introduction of a resistive barrier between filaments. (author)

  9. Burning rate characteristics of energetic CMDB propellants. Part 2. Effect of HMX addition; Ko enerugi CMDB suishin yaku no nensho sokudo tokusei ( II ) - HMX tenka no koka -

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    Aoki, I. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (Japan)

    1997-08-01

    Burning rate and specific impulse of a solid propellant are extremely important parameters in a design of a solid rocket motor. In this study, the relations between the burning rate and the amount of energy contained in HMX-CMDB propellants wherein the amount of energy is varied by adding HMX (High Melting Point Explosive). The following results are obtained. The final flame temperature is getting higher when the amount of energy is increased by adding HMX into a double-base propellant. The higher the final flame temperature is, the lower the burning rate is. Dark zone temperature, as a physical property, is lowered when the containing amount of energy is increased by adding HMX into the double-base propellant. This is because that, when weight fraction of HMX is increased, reaction heat at burning surface decreases, and the reaction in fizz zone is getting slower. The higher the dark zone temperature is, the higher the burning rate is. 20 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Burning rate characteristics of energetic CMDB propellants (III). Effect of initial propellant temperature; Ko energy CMDB suishinyaku no nensho sokudo tokusei (III). Suishinyaku shoki ondo no koka

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    Aoki, I. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-01-01

    In case of double-base properants, the temperature sensitivity of burning rate for this type of propellants having higher energy becomes smaller than that of propellants having lower energy. When the energy contained in propellants increases, or initial propellant temperatures increase, the burning surface temperature of propellant increases, therefore, the reaction in fizz zone is accelerated, the dark zone temperature increases, and the temperature gradient in fizz zone increases. This increase of temperature gradient increases the burning rate of propellant. In case of HMX-CMDB propellants, when the energy contained in propellants increases, or initial propellant temperatures decrease, the burning surface temperature of propellant decreases, therefore, the reaction in fizz zone is decelerated, the dark zone temperature decreases, and the temperature gradient in fizz zone decreases. This decrease of temperature gradient decreases the burning rate of propellant. As a result, it was clarified that the temperatures as common physical properties which had an effect of initial propellant temperatures on the burning rates were the burning surface temperature and the dark zone temperature. 22 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Luminescence property and lowest excited singlet state level of various carotenes; Shuju no karochinrui no hako tokusei to saitei reiki -juko jotai jun'i

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    Ito, T. [Miyagi Midical Univ., Miyagi (Japan)

    2000-01-01

    Specification of the lowest excited singlet state (S{sub l}) of the butadiene which is the simplest {pi} electron conjugated system molecule has not sufficiently clarified at present. Recently, Andersson et al. found the weak light emission which was considered to be the S{sub 1} fluorescence in a near infrared region in a room temperature solution of {beta}- carotene (n=11), and specified the S{sub 1} level in 14,200{+-}500cm {sup -1}. And, Fujii et al. reported the S{sub 1} fluorescence of spheroidine (n=10). In very recent, Christensen et al. measured the comparatively clear fluorescence spectrum of carotenes n=5 to 11 separated by HPLC in EPA glass at 77K, and systematically examined the unique luminescence property observed in polyene. Christensen et al. issued the warning for the rough conventional method that the S{sub 1} level was estimated from the S{sub 1} fluorescence lifetime of the polyene molecule using the comprehensive energy gap law, because the ratio of quantum yield of the S{sub 1} and S{sub 2} fluorescence is different by the substituent type of the polyene end even if n is same. (NEDO)

  12. Effect of Water Environment on Subcritical Crack Growth of Machinable Ceramics; Kaisakusei seramikkusu no kiretsu shinten tokusei ni oyobosu mizu kankyo no eikyo

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    Ikeda, K.; Kaizu, K.; Inotani, T. [Miyazaki Univ., Miyazaki (Japan); Yoshikawa, A.; Adachi, K.; Igaki, H. [Osaka Sangyo Univ., Osaka (Japan)

    1997-06-15

    The fatigue behavior of ceramics has been discussed on the basis of the relation between stress intensity facter (KI) and crack velocity (V). In this paper, the effect of environment on the relation between KI and V was studied on machinable ceramics (mica glass ceramics) and two kinds of glass ceramics with different grain sizes. The double torsion (DT) technique was used for the determination of the KI-V characteristics under different environments of air and ion-exchanged water. The characteristics of acoustic emission (AE) during stress corrosion cracking of mica glass ceramics was also examined. In water environment, the region II in the KI-V curve, in which crack velocity varies slowly with KI, disappeared. From this experimental fact, it was considered that at high KI, the crack velocity is encouraged by diffusion of the corrosive species to the crack and thus depended on the amount of water. SEM farc tography revealed that mica single crystals in the material caused crack arrest and deflection to occur. It is also found that AE event rate is quantitatively related to the crack velocity. AE measurement can be used in studying the crack propagation behavior of mica glass ceramics. 11 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  13. Extraction of mangrove with supercritical carbon dioxide. ; Extraction characteristics of rhizophora mucronata lamk. Mangrove no chorinkai tansan gas chushutsu. 1. ; Yaeyamahirugi no chushutsu tokusei

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    Sakai, T.; Shibata, M.; Inukai, Y.; Hirosue, H. (Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute, Saga (Japan)); Ikema, Y. (Okinawa Prefectural Industrial Research Institute, Okinawa (Japan))

    1993-11-01

    As one of the biomass resources is mangrove, which draws attention as a material keeping physiologically active components. This paper describes an attempt of a supercritical carbon dioxide extraction method to extract effectively the useful components without degeneration from rhizophora mucronata lamk, a representative type of mangrove. The extraction was performed by positions on the tree such as tree skin and leaves under a condition of 30 kg/cm[sup 2] or 80 kg/cm[sup 2] at 40[degree]C to arrive at the following conclusions. Wax-like substance of 0.3% to 1.8% wax or so was obtained; the extraction amount was large in the decreasing order of leaves, supporting roots, small branches, tree skin, and lumber portions; and re-extraction using CO2 added with a small amount of ethanol as an entrainer further produced an extract of 0.2% to 0.4% concentration. The result of the analysis presented existence of high-class alcohol, fatty acid, and aromatic derivatives. As the result of mold resistance test using blue mold spores, extracts from support roots were recognized to have mold resistance. 7 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Friction and wear properties of carbon/silicon carbide composites; Tanso/tanka keiso fukugo zairyo no masatsu{center_dot}mamou tokusei

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    Hokao, M.; Sasaki, H.; Hironaka, S. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Dept. of Inorganic Materials

    2000-02-01

    This paper describes the friction and wear properties of carbon/silicon carbide composites in comparison with that of porous silicon carbide and dense silicon carbide. Tests were conducted in ambient air, using a pin-on-disk friction test apparatus. The friction and wear properties of these materials varied according to the combination of pin and disk materials. The carbon/silicon carbide composite containing the largest carbon volume (about 40 vol %) showed the lowest values of friction coefficient and specific wear among all the investigated materials. In addition, it also showed a stable behavior with respect to sliding velocity. The friction and wear mechanisms of these materials were discussed according to the morphology of the worn surfaces observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). (author)

  15. Dynamic response of sliding isolating system using low yield strength steel; Goku nanko riyo suberishiki menshin sochi no doteki oto tokusei

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    Nagamachi, K.; Koike, T.; Wakinaga, T.; Nishimura, N. [Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-01-01

    Bridge structure provided with the seismic isolation system discussed in this paper is subjected to analysis for its response to seismic motion for the study of the effect of the seismic isolation system. The isolation system has a low yield strength steel damper sandwiched between the upper and lower structures, and the relative displacement between the upper and lower structures is absorbed when the low yield strength tube is distorted for the absorption of seismic energy. In the analysis of its response to seismic motion, data of the Tokachioki-Hachinohe earthquake is used to represent a level 1 input and that of the Hyogo-ken Nambu earthquake a level 2 input. Findings are obtained as mentioned below. The isolation system is effective against level-2 seismic waves from earthquakes taking place just under and from those taking place between plates in the ocean. When the isolating system is optimally designed, as compared with the rigid system in the absence of an isolating system, the displacement of the lower structure due to seismic motion is reduced by 80% with the isolation system and by 70% with a damper. The sliding isolation system discussed in this report is applied to a steel bridge model built after the Ministry of Construction`s manual for isolating roads and bridges from seismic motion, and it is confirmed that the new system is effective in isolating the structures from seismic motion. 2 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. Improvement of magnetic properties of Fe-50mass%Ni in MIM process; MIM process ni okeru Fe-50mass%Ni no jiki tokusei kaizen

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    Miura, H. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Fujita, S. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan); Fujita, M.; Ninomiya, R. [Mitsuikinzoku Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-12-15

    Metal injection molding (MIM) process is hoped to be one of processing for required to more complicated parts of magnetic components. In this study, the effect of different types of powders (prealloyed and mixed elemental powders) on the magnetic properties of permalloy (Fe-50mass%Ni) through the MIM technique was investigated. Approximately 94% of theoretical density was obtained by using the prealloyed powder, and the retained carbon and oxygen contents were controlled to be low. On the other hand, 96% of theoretical density was obtained by using the mixed elemental powder, but the magnetic properties were inferior to that of prealloyed powder's because of high retained oxygen content. By using the carbonyl Fe powder with high carbon, the retained oxygen and carbon content could be controlled to be low, resulting in the improved magnetic properties. (author)

  17. Development of C14 laves phase alloy for battery with good high-rate dischargeability; Koritsu hoden tokusei no sugureta denchiyo C14gata laves sogokin no kaihatsu

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    Nakano, H.; Wakao, S. [Tokai Univ., Tokyo (Japan); Mori, K. [Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Aichi (Japan)

    1998-07-05

    Authors have studied to develop Zr-Ti-V-Ni-Mn-Co(Fe,Mo) laves phase alloys for Ni-MH secondary batteries. The object of this study was to develop C14 laves phase alloys with good high-rate dischargeability. Alloys with enthalpy -triangleH for hydride formation in the range of 35 to 37 kJ/molH2 were designed using relations among the enthalpy, cell volume, and average atomic radius. The agreement between designed values and experimental results, and the differences of the enthalpy, cell volume and electrochemical characteristics, alloys with and without heat treatment, were studied. This paper describes first the principle of designing the alloys. Then the method of the experiment was explained The results and considerations were stated under the headings, i.e. Percentage of phase and cell volume, Enthalpy for hydride formation, Electrochemical characteristics of heat treated alloys and the same of as-cast alloys. 12 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  18. Forced convection heat transfer with microencapsulated phase-change-material slurries. Turbulent flow in a circular tube; Microcapsuleka sohenka busshitsu slurries no kyosei tairyu netsudentatsu tokusei. Enkannai ranryu

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    Yamagishi, Y.; Sugano, T. [Daido Hoxan Inc., Hokkaido (Japan); Takeuchi, H.; Pyatenko, A. [Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute Sapporo (Japan)

    1998-01-01

    An experimental study using a slurry of micro-encapsulated phase change material (MCPCM) in water is conducted in order to investigate the increase in convection heat transfer coefficients of slurry flows as well as the increase in thermal capacity of a slurry by using the latent heat from a solid-liquid phase change material (PCM). Experiments were done for turbulent, hydrodynamically fully developed flows in a circular tube with constant wall heat flux. Local convective heat transfer coefficients were measured along the heating test section in order to study the effects of the melting phenomena inside MCPCMs. Experimental data are presented for various particle concentrations, slurry flow rates, and heating rates. Results show that an increase in the local convective heat transfer coefficient is found when the MCPCMs melted. Enhancement of heat transfer due to phase change is affected to varying degrees by Reynolds numbers of slurry flows, the fraction of PCM which is solid phase and heating rates. This paper provides and presents an explanation of the physical mechanism of the convective heat transfer enhancement due to the phase change of MCPCMs and a set of data available for the adjustments of system operating conditions for optimum heat transfer performance. 15 refs., 11 figs., 4 tabs.

  19. Evaluation of fatigue crack growth characteristics of WC-Co cemented carbides; WC-Co choko gokin no hiro kiretsu shinten tokusei no hyoka

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    Hirose, Y.; Boo, M. [Kanazawa University, Ishikawa (Japan). Faculty of Science; Kishi, Y. [Nippon Institute of Technology, Saitama (Japan); Park, Y. [Dong-A University, Pusan (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-07-15

    The fatigue crack growth tests of WC-Co Cemented Carbides were carried out in a wide range of fatigue crack growth rate covering the threshold stress intensity factor range {Delta} Kth. The effects of the stress ratio, Co volume fraction and the phase transformation of Co on the fatigue crack growth characteristics were investigated on the basis of fracture mechanics and fractography. The crack growth rate was measured using 3-point bending specimens. Crack growth tests were carried out at 10 HZ and the stress ratio R=0.1 and 0.5. The main results obtained are as follows; (1) The Paris rule can be applied between da/dN and{Delta}K and it is shown to be da/dN=C({Delta}K){sup m}. (2) The fractography of the fracture surface, shows that brittle fracture occurs in the Co binder phase at the stress rate R = 0.1 but ductile fracture occurs in the Co binder phase at R= 0.5. (3) The relation of da/dn-{Delta}Keff / E of WC-Co cemented carbides shows the characteristic in the middle of the other metals and the alumina ceramics. (4) The Co binder phase undergoes phase transformation by repeated deformation and so it affects the characteristics delicately. 22 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

  20. Sono-assisted preparation of magnetic magnesium-aluminum layered double hydroxides and their application for removing fluoride.

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    Chang, Qing; Zhu, Lihua; Luo, Zhihong; Lei, Min; Zhang, Suicheng; Tang, Heqing

    2011-03-01

    A simple ultrasound-assisted co-precipitation method in combination with a calcination treatment was developed to prepare magnetic Mg-Al layered double hydroxides composite as an adsorbent material to remove fluoride ions from aqueous solutions. The application of ultrasound in the preparation process promoted the formation of the hydrotalcite-like phase and drastically shortened the time being required for preparation of the crystalline composite. It was found that the ultrasound irradiation assistance decreased the size of the composite particles and increased the specific surface area, being favorable to the improvement of the adsorption capacity. The composite prepared under the ultrasound irradiation exhibited fairly high maximum adsorption capacity of fluoride (47.7 mg g(-1)), which was 60% higher than that of the composite prepared without the ultrasound irradiation assistance with the same aging time. The thermodynamic and kinetic studies demonstrated that the adsorption of fluoride ions involved the reconstruction of the layered structure in the composite. In addition, the magnetic composite can be effectively and simply separated by using an external magnetic field, and then regenerated by desorption and calcination. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. SonoNet: Real-Time Detection and Localisation of Fetal Standard Scan Planes in Freehand Ultrasound.

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    Baumgartner, Christian F; Kamnitsas, Konstantinos; Matthew, Jacqueline; Fletcher, Tara P; Smith, Sandra; Koch, Lisa M; Kainz, Bernhard; Rueckert, Daniel

    2017-11-01

    Identifying and interpreting fetal standard scan planes during 2-D ultrasound mid-pregnancy examinations are highly complex tasks, which require years of training. Apart from guiding the probe to the correct location, it can be equally difficult for a non-expert to identify relevant structures within the image. Automatic image processing can provide tools to help experienced as well as inexperienced operators with these tasks. In this paper, we propose a novel method based on convolutional neural networks, which can automatically detect 13 fetal standard views in freehand 2-D ultrasound data as well as provide a localization of the fetal structures via a bounding box. An important contribution is that the network learns to localize the target anatomy using weak supervision based on image-level labels only. The network architecture is designed to operate in real-time while providing optimal output for the localization task. We present results for real-time annotation, retrospective frame retrieval from saved videos, and localization on a very large and challenging dataset consisting of images and video recordings of full clinical anomaly screenings. We found that the proposed method achieved an average F1-score of 0.798 in a realistic classification experiment modeling real-time detection, and obtained a 90.09% accuracy for retrospective frame retrieval. Moreover, an accuracy of 77.8% was achieved on the localization task.

  2. SonoNet: Real-Time Detection and Localisation of Fetal Standard Scan Planes in Freehand Ultrasound

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    Baumgartner, Christian F.; Kamnitsas, Konstantinos; Matthew, Jacqueline; Fletcher, Tara P.; Smith, Sandra; Koch, Lisa M.; Kainz, Bernhard; Rueckert, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    Identifying and interpreting fetal standard scan planes during 2D ultrasound mid-pregnancy examinations are highly complex tasks which require years of training. Apart from guiding the probe to the correct location, it can be equally difficult for a non-expert to identify relevant structures within the image. Automatic image processing can provide tools to help experienced as well as inexperienced operators with these tasks. In this paper, we propose a novel method based on convolutional neur...

  3. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound with SonoVue in the evaluation of postoperative complications in pediatric liver transplant recipients

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    Bonini, G.; Pezzotta, G.; Morzenti, C.; Agazzi, R.; Nani, R.

    2007-01-01

    Purpose To evaluate the utility of contrast-enhanced sonography in the study of pediatric liver transplant recipients and its potential impact in reducing the need for invasive diagnostic procedures. Materials and methods From October 2002 to December 2003 we performed routine color Doppler ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound studies on 30 pediatric patients who had undergone liver transplantation. Findings indicative of complications were confirmed with invasive studies (angiography, computed tomography, and PTC). Results Contrast-enhanced sonography correctly identified four of the five cases of hepatic artery thrombosis and all those involving the portal (n = 6) and hepatic vein (n = 3) thrombosis. It failed to identify one case of hepatic artery thrombosis characterized by collateral circulation arising from the phrenic artery and the single case of hepatic artery stenosis. The latter was more evident on color Doppler, which revealed a typical tardus parvus waveform. The use of contrast offered no significant advantages in the study of biliary complications although it did provide better visualization of bile leaks. Conclusions Contrast-enhanced sonography improves diagnostic confidence and reduces the need for more invasive imaging studies in the postoperative follow-up of pediatric liver transplant recipients. PMID:23396596

  4. Feature of extradosed PC bridge and its design; Daihenshin keburu PC kyo no tokucho to sono sekkei

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    Komiya, M. [Japan Bridge and Structure Institute Inc., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-03-31

    A PC bridge with the eccentricity of the external cable increased by protruding the deviated member to the outside of the beam for more effective use of the external cable is called a `PC bridge with tendons of large eccentricity.` The extradosed bridge of main beam/cable joint type is a PC bridge with the external cable arranged via a tower-shaped eccentric member provided at the intermediate support, and resembles morphologically a cable stayed bridge having a very low tower. There are two types of extradosed bridges, i.e. a type with concrete coated external cable (cable stayed slab bridge) and the other with non-coated external cable (external cable stayed bridge). Features, structural planning and designing of the general external cable stayed bridge are shown. The features are the possession of intermediate characteristics of those of the PC beam bridge and the PC cable stayed bridge from the viewpoints of structural property, workability, economic efficiency, and scenic property. Outline of the plan, selection of structural data, design of the external cable, and structural characteristics in the ultimate state are discussed. 19 refs., 18 figs., 15 tabs.

  5. Future aspects of fullerene (C60 group). Furaren (C60 rui) kenkyu no tenkai to sono kyomi

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    Ozawa, M.; Yoshizawa, T. (The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Graduate School); Kitazawa, K. (Tokyo Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Engineering); Li, Jing

    1994-01-25

    AS for C60 group, the molecule itself is moderately stable, and moreover responds to the various reactions. For the metals too, it makes the ionic compounds upto -6 valence with the alkaline and alkaline earth metals, and it is thought to have an appropriate affinity with other metals. In addition, its size is in a nano scale. These properties have a possibility, that it can create an interesting composite in a nano scale by combining it as a raw material with other raw materials. C60 group is a negative element on the periodic law table, and can be said as the transition elements, of which valence can vary from -1 to -6. As same as the conventional positive transition metals existed so far have opened the vast field of inorganic chemistry, the fullerene is anticipated to develop a great field also in inorganic chemistry region from now on. In this paper, a process that the science of fullerene, after the discovery of its synthesis and separation, have been developing quite rapidly, is described, and then the basic trend of its progress is outlined from the materials science view points. 43 refs., 9 figs.

  6. Photo-, sono- and sonophotocatalytic degradation of methylene blue using Fe3O4/ZrO2 composites catalysts

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    Kristianto, Y.; Taufik, A.; Saleh, R.

    2017-07-01

    In the present work, magnetite material Fe3O4/ZrO2 with various molar ratios was prepared by the two-step method (sol-gel followed by the ultrasonic-assisted method). The as-prepared samples were fairly characterized by various characterization methods, such as X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM), Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA). The catalytic performance of the as-prepared samples was evaluated based on the degradation of methylene blue under UV light, ultrasound and combination of UV and ultrasound irradiation. The results revealed that the sample with Fe3O4:ZrO2 molar ratio of 0.5:1 showed the best catalytic performance under UV, ultrasound and UV + ultrasound irradiation. The degradation of methylene blue follows the order: sonophotocatalytic > sonocatalytic > photocatalytic. In addition, the effect of various scavengers has also been studied. Furthermore, all prepared samples could be used as a convenient recyclable catalyst.

  7. High stable suspension of magnetite nanoparticles in ethanol by using sono-synthesized nanomagnetite in polyol medium

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    Bastami, Tahereh Rohani; Entezari, Mohammad H., E-mail: moh_entezari@yahoo.com

    2013-09-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The sonochemical synthesis of magnetite nanoparticles was carried out in EG without any surfactant. • The nanoparticles with sizes ∼24 nm were composed of small building blocks with sizes ∼2 nm. • The hydrophilic magnetite nanoparticles were stable in ethanol even after 8 months. • Ultrasonic intensity showed a crucial role on the obtained high stable magnetite nanoparticles in ethanol. - Abstract: The sonochemical synthesis of magnetite nanoparticles was carried out at relatively low temperature (80 °C) in ethylene glycol (EG) as a polyol solvent. The particle size was determined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The magnetite nanoparticles with an average size of 24 nm were composed of small building blocks with an average size of 2–3 nm and the particles exhibited nearly spherical shape. The surface characterization was investigated by using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The stability of magnetite nanoparticles was studied in ethanol as a polar solvent. The nanoparticles showed an enhanced stability in ethanol which is due to the hydrophilic surface of the particles. The colloidal stability of magnetite nanoparticles in ethanol was monitored by UV–visible spectrophotometer. According to the results, the nanoparticles synthesized in 30 min of sonication with intensity of 35 W/cm{sup 2} (50%) led to a maximum stability in ethanol as a polar solvent with respect to the other applied intensities. The obtained magnetite nanoparticles were stable for more than12 months.

  8. Feature of high velocity oxygen-fuel flame spraying; Kosoku flame yoshaho no tokucho to sono oyo

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    Shimizu, Y.; Sakaki, K. [Shinshu University, Nagano (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-05-01

    A description is given about the high velocity flame spraying method. In this method, fuel and oxygen under high pressure are supplied to a spraying gun, a supersonic stream of flame is jetted out of a fine nozzle, and spray particles are injected into the flame to impinge on the substrate surface at a very high speed for the formation of a coating. This method is advantageous in that the spray particles are higher in flying speed than in other spraying methods, that the produced coating is dense and close and excellent in adhesion, that the flame temperature is relatively low, and that the spray material is suppressed in terms of phase transformation, oxidation, and decomposition. This spraying technique is disadvantageous in that the spray materials that it can use are limited in variety because this method meets difficulties in spraying upon high melting-point metal or ceramics. This paper also outlines the spraying devices (chamber combustion type and throat combustion type) and the characteristics of produced coatings, and spray materials and their application (centering about carbide thermit spraying) are mentioned. 23 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Physiological activity of docosahexaenoic acid and its production by microbial culture; DHA no seiri sayo to sono biseibutsu seisan

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    Nakahara, T. [National Institute of Bioscience an Human Technology, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1995-10-20

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has recently attracted nutritional attentions through its specific function in brain/retina as well as beneficial effects of (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids. Firstly, the physiological activity of DHA is reviewed from recent publications, and compared to the activity of icosapentaenoic acid (IPA), with respect to its incorporation into plasma/tissues, its anticoagulant/anti-inflammatory effect, its effect on brain/retina, its anticancer effect, and adverse effects of excess intake, if any. Secondly, reports on microbial lipid (single cell oil, SCO) production including DHA are reviewed, which include Crythecodinium cohnii, Thraustochytrium aureum, Vibrio marinus etc. Two trials for DHA-SCO using C. cohnii has revealed high cell/DHA productivities in a semicontinuous culture (50 g/L of cell mass) and a continuous culture (120 mg/L.h of DHA). A new strain, SR 21, isolated from the coral sea water in Yap Islands and identified as Thraustochytrium sp., showed tolerance to high concentration of glucose and to mechanical mixing and resulted in the highest DHA productivity at 4000 mg/L in a fermented culture for 7 day. 105 refs., 1 fig.

  10. Sea bottom gravity survey of Osaka bay and its study; Osakawan kaitei juryoku chosa to sono kosatsu

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    Komazawa, M. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Ota, Y.; Shibuya, S.; Kumai, M.; Murakami, M. [Japex Geoscience Institute, Inc., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-05-01

    This paper reports a sea bottom gravity survey conducted with an objective to identify deep underground structure in the vicinity of the epicenter of the Hyogoken-Nanbu Earthquake. The surveyed areas are the whole Osaka Bay area north of the north latitude of 34 degrees and 20 minutes, and the eastern part of the Sea of Harima east of the east longitude of 134 degrees and 40 minutes, excluding the areas difficult of performing measurements. A square lattice with sides each about 2 km was arranged with 408 measurement points. The measurement was carried out by using an observation vessel mounted with a sea bottom gravimeter made by LaCoste and Romberg Corporation, which was lowered down to the sea bottom at the measurement points. Errors in positions and water depths at the gravity measuring points were suppressed to less than 0.002 minutes and 0.1 m, respectively. The measurement data were given necessary corrections by using a unified method applicable also to land areas, and a Bouguer anomaly chart was prepared. Based on the chart, this paper summarizes features in the Bouguer anomaly in the surveyed areas (such as the low-gravity anomaly band extending the central part of the Osaka bay from north-east to south-west, and the gradient structure existing on the Awaji island side). 6 refs., 1 fig.

  11. Avaliação da qualidade do sono de estudantes universitários de Fortaleza-CE

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    Márcio Flávio Moura de Araújo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar la calidad del sueño de los estudiantes universitarios en Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil. Se realizó una encuesta con los estudiantes de 701 en la Universidad Federal de Ceará (UFC entre marzo y junio de 2011. Se utilizó el índice de la Calidad del Sueño de Pittsburgh (PSQI. La mayoría de los estudiantes tenía una mala calidad subjetiva del sueño (54%, la latencia del sueño y la eficiencia de menos de 15 minutos (60,1% y 65% (99%, respectivamente. La duración del sueño de la muestra fue de 6,3 horas por día (SD ± 1,4 horas (p <0,001. El análisis de los siete componentes del PSQI mostró que una parte sustancial de los estudiantes universitarios encuestados (95,2% tienen mala calidad del sueño. El análisis de datos reveló que una parte sustancial de la universidad investigado (95,3% tenían mala calidad del sueño.

  12. " LE ANIME SONO SANGUE " (REF. I 22, 5 = 340 USENER) UNA TESTIMONIANZA 'IPPOLITEA' SULLA PSICOLOGIA DI EPICURO *

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    Scalas, Giulia

    2015-01-01

    International audience; In this paper I aim at analysing one passage of the Refutatio omnium haeresium (I 22, 5 = 340 Usener) to understand whether it is consistent with the Epicurean doctrine of soul. First, I provide an account of the historical context of the Refutatio. Secondly, I provide a comparison between the content of the passage and the Epicurean psychology. As a result, the theory according to which " souls are blood " , which occurs in the passage, appears to be inconsistent with...

  13. Polymer gels and surfactants. Their interactions and hybrid materials; Porimageru to kaimen kasseizai. Sono sogosayo to haiburiddo zairyo

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    Tsujii, K. [Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Kanagawa (Japan)

    1999-11-10

    Up-to-date research results on the interactions and hybrid materials between polymer hydrogels and surfactants have been overviewed. The volume phase transition behavior of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) gel (NIPA) is dramatically changed on addition of some surfactants, depending upon the chemical structure of the agents. In order to elucidate the above, binding isotherms of the surfactants onto NIPA gel have been measured. Discontinuous and reversible binding was first observed in the NIPA gel/ionic surfactant systems. The phase transition of the gel also took place at the same concentration of the agent as that of the discontinuous binding. The binding affinity of surfactants is, then, switched by the conformational change of the polymer chains through its phase transition. This affinity switching is a good mimic of protein functions such as oxygen uptake of hemoglobin and/or catalytic process of enzymes. The increments of the phase transition temperature of the NIPA gel on addition of a surfactant are linearly related to the binding amount of the agent at the transition point. This means that the binding ability of surfactant governs the phase transition temperature of NIPA gel. A hybrid material of polymer hydrogels and bilayer membranes has been first synthesized and characterized. A polymerizable surfactant, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl dodecyl itaconate (DDI), forms an iridescent solution resulting from a periodic structure of bilayer membranes. This iridescent lamellar structure of DDI can be photo-polymerized by UV-light together with water-soluble monomers such as acrylamide, NIPA and N, N'-methylenebisacrylamide (a cross linker). The bilayer-membranes-immobilized polymer gels thus obtained show some unique properties that are not obtained from either component. Anisotropic gels obtained by photo-polymerization after shear flow of the monomer mixtures show interesting anisotropic behaviors in swelling, optical and mechanical properties. (author)

  14. Amo dunque sono, traducción al español. Sibilla Aleramo: renacer a traves de la escritura

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    Zucchi, Valentina

    2016-01-01

    La temática de la escritura al femminile de Sibilla Aleramo surge como objeto del presente trabajo tras asistir dentro del Curso de Doctorado “Texto y Contextos” a la asignatura “La escritura con pluma de mujer”. Durante el curso tuve la oportunidad de leer numerosos textos escritos por mujeres italianas en los primeros años del Novecento, lo que me hizo sentir el deseo de escribir sobre una de ellas: Sibilla Aleramo, su escritura y su existencia, empezando por su novela autobiográfica: Una d...

  15. Ultra-low light level imaging and its application to biosciences. Goku bijakuko imaging to sono seitai keisoku eno oyo

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    Hayakawa, T. (Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Shizuoka (Japan))

    1992-12-05

    This paper describes an ultra-high sensitivity TV camera (photon counting camera) that can detect photons one by one and image them under ultra-low level light, and its application. Photographing under ultra-low level light has become possible by using a two-dimensional photon counting method. In observing movements of sea urchin roes before and after fertilization, fluidity of the membranes was quantified two-dimensionally and chronologically. In the example of the number of fluorescent molecules sealed in red blood cell ghosts, the number was imaged up to 10 molecules per ghost. Its most characteristic application would be to utilize its capability of imaging performance under as low light as incident photons would not almost superpose with each other in terms of space and time. The number of biological photons after about one week of sowing soybean seeds was several hundred photons per cm[sup 2]/S in a portion receiving abundance of light on a test sample. Other applications may include imaging Ca ions discharged during fertilization of the roes, chronological observation on process of active oxygen release from white blood cells in defective nutrition, and visualization of gene emergence utilizing luciferin-luciferase light emission. 8 refs., 9 figs.

  16. New-type spin polarized electron source and its applications; Atarashii spin henkyoku denshi sengen to sono oyo

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    Saka, T.; Kato, T. [Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Nagoya (Japan); Nakanishi, T.; Okumi, S. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan); Horinaka, H. [Osaka Prefectural University, Osaka (Japan). College of Engineering

    1998-08-20

    This paper reveals that using distorted thin GaAs film can realize high polarization in spin polarized electron ray, and introduces properties of the developed ray source. The paper also touches on the application thereof to property physics. Realization of the high spin polarization is based on use of the `optical polarization method`. With this method, electrons in specific spin state are excited into a conduction band by utilizing the selection law used when valency electrons of zincblende type crystal such as GaAs absorb circular polarization. These electrons are taken out into vacuum and used as polarized electron beams. In order to realize uniformly distorted GaAs film, a method was discussed, with which the thin GaAs films are grown on substrates with different lattice constants, and the films are distorted by means of lattice mismatch. GaAs(1-x)Px was used for the substrates. GaAs(1-x)Px has the lattice constant decrease as the P`s mixed crystal ratio `x` increases. If a thin GaAs film is grown on this substrate, it is possible to obtain GaAs which is subjected to compression stress in the direction parallel with the growing surface, and tensile stress in the vertical direction. 13 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Studies of structure change of iron sulfates and its catalysis; Ryusantetsukei shokubai no kozo henka to sono shokubai sayo

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    Ogata, E.; Horie, K. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Nishijima, A. [National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Since a huge amount of coal containing inorganic ash is treated for the commercial hydroliquefaction process, cheap catalysts widely distributing on the earth with large reserves are desired rather than expensive catalysts. This paper describes the effects of addition of sulfur on the catalysis of iron sulfates during the hydroconversion of 1-methylnaphthalene (1-MN). Reactions of 1-MN were conducted at the same charging amount of iron in the reaction system. Sulfur was directly added in the reaction system using ferrous sulfate (FeSO4) as precursor. Consequently, it was found that FeSO4 provides lower but similar catalytic activity to the synthetic pyrite catalyst prepared through the complex processes with the precise control. Thus, it was revealed that high performance pyrrhotite (Fe(1-x)S) catalyst can be prepared for the hydrogenation of aromatic-rings by adding solid sulfur into the reaction system using commercial reagent, FeSO4 as a precursor of the catalyst. 9 figs.

  18. “Per fortuna ci sono le mucche.” Brevi considerazioni sul valore del pañcgavya.

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    Deborah Nadal

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses the value of pañcgavya and its role in Hindu culture and religion. “Pañcgavya” is a Sanskrit word which means “the five of the cow”, i.e. milk, curd, clarified butter, dung and urine. These five products can be used one by one or combined together in proper ratio. For centuries they have been used in traditional Hindu rituals as prasad (religious offering consumed by the worshippers, as medicaments in Ayurvedic medicine and as fertilizers and pesticides. Nowadays these cow products are utilized for personal hygiene and for household cleanliness as well. The medicinal usage of pañcgavya, particularly cow urine, is commonly known as “cowpathy” and is very appreciated by Indian, especially Hindu, consumers. The reasons of this success are the eco-friendliness of these natural products and, above all, the fact that they come from the body of the most esteemed animal of India. In Hindu culture the cow is considered to be the highest example of purity and perfection and the best emblem of generosity and plenty. The “five of the cow” are the most important products of this magnanimity.

  19. Studies on the air distribution and thermal performance of the air circulation wall. Part 4. Study on the thermal emissivity of the air circulation layer`s surfaces; Gaidannetsu tsuki koho ni okeru tsuki sonai no netsu tsuki tokusei ni kansuru kenkyu. 4. Tsuki sonai hyomen no hosha tokusei ni kansuru kosatsu

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    Kamimori, K.; Sakai, K.; Ishihara, O. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    The thermal and air distribution characteristics of the air circulation wall in a heat-insulated system were grasped using an experimental model. In this paper, the difference in the heat exchange between the wall and air was confirmed based on the radiation on the circulation layer`s surface. In this system, thin air circulation layers with ventilating holes at the top and bottom are attached to the south and north outer walls of a wooden building. This system is a kind of passive solar house that achieves the insolation screening effect and the temperature rising effect based on solar collection. The heat flow in a circulation layer is eliminated by the natural convection heat transfer on the outer wall. The heat flow passing through insulating materials is the heat transfer by radiation. The heat flow based on the in-layer natural convection is increasingly eliminated by the decrease in temperature on the air circulation layer`s surface. The decrease in room surface temperature using aluminum foil and the reflective heat-insulated effect showed that the heat passing through the wall surface decreases as the convection heat transfer in an air circulation layer increases. 6 refs., 20 figs., 3 tabs.

  20. Cavitation performance of cylindrical choke for unsteady flow. Case of long choke with sharp-edged corner; Hiteijoryu ni okeru entogata shibori ni hasseisuru cavitation tokusei. Sharp edge wo motsu shiboribu no nagasa ga nagai baai

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    Aoyama, Y.; Yamamoto, M.; Koike, N.; Matsuoka, Y. [Kinki University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Science and Engineering; Watanabe, N. [Kinki University, Osaka (Japan)

    1998-10-25

    This paper deals with an experimental study on the unsteady cavitation performance in a long cylindrical choke with the sharp-edged corner. The unsteady flow takes the trapezoid form with time at the downstream of a choke. Experiments are carried out for four kinds of the choke diameter d under various rates of the pressure changes while keeping the choke length l and the upstream pressure p1 constant. The main objective of this study is to find four kinds of the critical cavitation numbers k{sub ci}, k{sub cci}, k{sub cd} and k{sub ccd} for three each location within a choke and only k{sub ci}, k{sub cd} for the outlet of choke: the incipient cavitation number k{sub ci}, the desinent one k{sub cd}, the cavitation number k{sub cci} of `beginning of choking`, which is the value at the moment which the full bubbles begin to appear in a choke, the cavitation number k{sub ccd} of `end of choking`, which is the value at the moment which the full bubbles in a choke begin to collapse. It has been clarified that each value of four kinds of these numbers depends on each location within the choke, the ratio of pressure change and the choke diameter. 4 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Cavitation performance of cylindrical choke for unsteady flow. 2nd Report. Comparison of difference in inlet shape of choke; Hiteijoryu ni okeruentogata shibori ni hasseisuru cavitation tokusei. 2. Shiboribu iriguchi keijo no chigaini yoru hikaku

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    Aoyama, Y.; Yamamoto, M.; Koike, N.; Matsuoka, Y. [Kinki University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Science and Engineering; Watanabe, N.

    1999-12-25

    The cavitation performance in a cylindrical choke with a sharp edged-corner was investigated in previous paper. Many differences were detected in cavitation performance by changing the diameter and the length of a choke. The purpose of this paper is to find but in more detail the reason which causes the differences in the cavitation performance. Experiments are carried out using two kinds of cylindrical chokes with a sharp edged-corner and chamfered length at the choke inlet. The pressure distributions at three different locations within the cylindrical choke and just at the back of the choke outlet arc measured in the same way as previous paper. As a result, the reason which cavitation performances indicate the phenomena according to shapes and sizes of cylindrical choke has been clarified in more detail as compared with the study before now. (author)

  2. Thermoelectric characteristics of iron silicide thermoelectric converter with the transition metallic compound as an additive; Sen`i kinzoku kagobutsu wo tenkabutsu to shita keikatetsu netsuden soshi no netsuden tokusei

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    Hayashibara, M.; Oda, M. [Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-04-13

    The thin film must be converted into a bulky shape in order that the high electric power may be produced by the iron silicide thermoelectric converter. Study was then made to establish the homogeneous bulk production method, in which the additive must diffuse sufficiently in the iron silicide and bond strongly to it during the sintering. Selected as an additive in the present study, Co compounds were all decomposed below the sintering temperature and remained in the iron silicide. The Co sulfide, phosphide, bromide and iodide were particularly high in reactivity with the iron silicide. The Co, of which the added quantity was proportional to the electric conductivity, was almost homogenized into a solid solution. In the experiment, both Co sulfide and phosphide were equal in thermoelectric power as an additive. The Co bromide and iodide were maximally about 10% and 50%, respectively lower in thermoelectric power than the Co sulfide. It is attributable to the FeSi2 reformed to the electrically insulating SiO2 and low-thermoelectric power FeSi, because both Co bromide and iodide are oxidizing compounds. 7 refs., 10 figs.

  3. Vibration characteristics and dynamic increment factor of 2 span continuous PC cable-stayed bridge under moving vehicles; 2 keikan renzoku PC shachokyo no sharyo sokoji no shindo tokusei to doteki zofukuritsu

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    Fukada, S.; Kajikawa, Y. [Kanazawa Univ. (Japan)] Tsunomoto, M. [Oriental Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-21

    In this study, experiments on and simulation analyses of the travels of vehicles on a 2 span continuous PC cable-stayed bridge were conducted, and the propriety of the analysis method, vibration characteristics of traveling vehicles, and characteristics of the effective amplitude and dynamic increment factor concerning various traveling states were discussed. The results show that actually measured value of strain to a dynamic load substantially agreed with the value of strain obtained in the case of analysis in which the end fulcrums were movable. The actually measured value of natural frequency was between the value of natural frequency in the case of analysis in which the end fulcrums were movable and the value in the case of analysis in which the end fulcrums were in a pin state. The actually measured value of mode damping constant agreed exactly with the value of mode damping constant calculated on the assumption that the damping constant of the main beam is 1.0%, those of the main tower and bridge pier 5.0%, and that of the cables 0.1%. Therefore, the damping matrix in the dynamic response analysis was determined on the basis of the damping constants of these members. The characteristics of the effective amplitude and dynamic increment factor in various traveling states of the results of the simulation analysis are in comparatively good agreement with those of experiments. 20 refs., 17 figs., 5 tabs.

  4. Experimental investigation on wake galloping appeared in tandem cables of cable-stayed bridges subjected to wind in skewed direction; Normal narabini dimple tsuki heiretsu cable ni senpu ga sayoshita baai no wake galloping tokusei ni tsuite

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    Yoneda, M.; Miyachi, S.; Edamoto, K.; Mochizuki, H.; Setouchi, H. [Kawada Industries Inc., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-03-20

    Concerning the smooth surface and dimpled surface cables, experiments were conducted to investigate relationship between their wake galloping characteristics and aerostatic force characteristics they demonstrate when exposed to wind blowing in a skewed direction. The wind tunnel used for the experiment was a closed type measuring wind tunnel, 2.0m wide, 2.5m high, and 15.0m long. In the wind tunnel, two cables were arranged with the distance between the cable centers three times as large as the cable diameter D, and with relative vertical difference of 0.25-0.50D, and spring-supported experiments for evaluating wake galloping characteristics and aerostatic force coefficient determining experiments were carried out. It was deemed as the result that turbulence exerts influence on the wake galloping characteristics of the dimpled surface cable more than on those of the smooth surface cable, that on a real bridge the effect of turbulence may be expected in case of exposure to natural wind of turbulence with intensity higher than 5-7%, and that therefore application of some damping by dampers will adequately damp wake galloping even in case of the 0.37D vertical difference. 12 refs., 23 figs.

  5. Some considerations on special spacers with damping device for suppressing wake galloping in tandem cables of cable-stayed bridges; Heiretsu cable yo gensui kino tsuki supesa no gensui fuka tokusei ni kansuru 2,3 no kosatsu

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    Yoneda, M. [Kinki Univ., Higashi-Osaka, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Science and Technology] Setouchi, H. [Kawada Industries Inc., Osaka (Japan)

    1998-03-20

    Cable vibration called wake galloping appears on cable-stayed bridges with parallel arranged cables and its suppression is an important problem. Various methods have been proposed for spacers with damping device for suppressing wake galloping in tandem cables of cable-stayed bridges. But, comparison of damping performances of various methods have not been discussed sufficiently. This paper deals with a type in which dampers are equipped on the midway of the tandem cables through the spacer jig and a type in which dampers are equipped on each surface of the tandem cables to generate shear deformation between them and circular spacer jig moiety and complex eigenvalue analyses are carried out on the two types with changing center spacing and diameters of the cables. The results clarify the relation between the structural damping characteristics and the cable spacing and the effect of torsional rigidity of the cables and also clarify of damping characteristics of the two types. 16 refs., 14 figs., 4 tabs.

  6. Characteristics of H{sub 2}S Removal of Mixed-oxide Sorbents Containing Fe and Zn at High Temperatures; Tetsu {center_dot} aenkei sankabutsu datsuryuzai no kouonka ni okeru H{sub 2}S jokyo tokusei

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    Shirai, Hiromi.; Kobayashi, Makoto.; Nunokawa, Makoto. [Central Research Institute of Electric power Industry, kanagwawa (Japan). Chemical Energy Engineering Department

    1998-11-20

    An integrated coal gasificatio molten carbonte fuel cells power generation system (IG-MCFC) has higher thermal efficiency than an integrated coal gasification combined cycle power generation system (IGCC). In IG-MCFC, it is necessary to remove sulfur compounds (H{sub 2}S, COS) so that there are less than 1 PPM. Iron oxide sorbents developed in IGCC can not achive this. New sorbents need to be developed for this reason. A zinc element has high ability for sulfur removal to less than 1 ppm. We prepared mixed oxide sorbents containing iron and zinc, and evaluated the characteristics of H{sub 2}S removal. 1. A zinc element, which was added to the sorbents as zinc ferrite (ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}), had the highest reacitivity. 2. Silica to zinc ferrite had much effect on protecting of carbon depositions. 3. Zinc ferrite sorbets could remove H{sub 2}S down to less than 1 ppm. 4. Zinc ferrite sorbents after regeneration could also have less than 1 ppm. 5.The sorbents` desulfurization performance after regeneration was influenced by change of the specific surface area caused by regeneration. (author)

  7. Aliasing characteristics of tau-P transform and is application to signal and noise separation; Tau-P henkan no aliasing tokusei to hakei iji wo koryoshita S/N bunri

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    Kawabuchi, H.; Rokugawa, S.; Matsushima, J.; Ichie, Y. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Minegishi, M.; Tsuburaya, Y. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center

    1997-05-27

    With respect to the tau-P transform method as a signal and noise (S/N) separation technology used in seismic exploration using the reflection method, a discussion has been given on conditions for the post S/N separation by the tau-P transform to function more effectively. Averaging the energy in performing the tau-P transform makes the wave energy scatter to a certain range. As a result, an aliasing phenomenon appears, in which noise is superimposed on the post-processing record. As a result of the discussion, it was verified that satisfying the two equations of G. Turner is effective in order to reduce the aliasing and maintain the relative amplitude. However, in actual calculation accuracy, waveform change was recognized to some extent, particularly amplification of events in low frequencies, and low restorability in higher frequencies. It was also observed that a method to give the tau-P region a two-dimensional Fourier transform and perform the same processing as an f-k filter can remove aliasing more simply and effectively than the HVF, and improve the S/N ratio maintaining the amplitude at the current level. 5 refs., 13 figs.

  8. Study on the characteristics of earthquake ground motion in the Hanshin area based on microtremor measurements; Bido kansoku ni motozuku Hanshin chiiki no jiban shindo tokusei ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Suzuki, H.; Seo, K.; Yamanaka, H. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-05-27

    The Hyogoken-nanbu earthquake in 1995 was a local earthquake that has hit directly a large urban area, having caused damages the greatest since the War mainly in the city of Kobe. The present study has noticed the areas of Sumiyoshi, Nada Ward, Kobe City and Nanbu, Nishinomiya City where damages show different distribution; elucidated the characteristics of earthquake ground motion based on microtremor measurements; and discussed the relation thereof with the earthquake damage distribution. It was verified that microtremors and seismic motions are in rough agreement in the Sumiyoshi area, by comparing and discussing the spectrum ratio between the microtremors and the seismic motions. No correspondence was recognized in the Sumiyoshi area between distribution of the average microtremor spectrum ratio with cycles of 0.2 to 0.8 second and distribution of damages caused by the Hyogoken-nanbu earthquake. The ground characteristics evaluation alone is insufficient to explain distribution of the damages in a relatively wide range in the city of Nishinomiya, for which effects of distance decay should be taken into consideration. 6 refs., 7 figs.

  9. Effect of impurities in fused magnesia on characteristics of MgO-C brick; MgO-C renga no tokusei ni okeru denyu maguneshia chu no fujunbutsu no eikyo

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    Maekawa, Akiyoshi; Geji, Makoto; Tanaka, Masato; Kitai, Tsuneo; Furukawa, Kunio [Harima Ceramics Corp., Hyogo (Japan)

    1999-05-01

    The effect of impurities in fused magnesia on magnesia-carbon brick was tested. For magnesia-C brick which used 3 kinds of magnesia of different impurities content of scaly graphite and aluminium under 0.25 mm in grain size, the change of magnesia mixed particle by heating and the relation between this change and bending strength were investigated. Periclase grain boundary impurities existing in magnesia mixed particle is softened, molten and further reduced in a temperature range over 900 degree C. Void is generated in grain boundary by this reduction, and inner peripheral part of mixed particle is densified. This change of mixed particle remarkably lowers hot bending strength and normal temperature bending strength strength after heat treatment. When measuring temperature increased, strength difference between bricks was widened, and absolute values of strength was in inverse proportion to the amount of impurities. (NEDO)

  10. Characteristics of the heat exchanger operating with snow melting. 4th Report. Case of snow melting on multiple pass heat exchanger; Yusetsu wo tomonau netsukokanki no tokusei. 4. fukusu gasunetsu kokanki no baa

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    Ishikawa, N. [Miyagi National College of Technology, Miyagi (Japan); Aoki, K.; Hattori, M. [Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata (Japan); Kobayashi, Y. [Nisshin Steel Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-12-25

    A multiple pass heat exchanger composed of pipes and plate fins has a typical structure of the heat exchangers used for melting snow. In this study, we discussed the characteristic of the multiple pass heat exchanger having two types, a regular interval type and an irregular one, focusing on pipe pitch of the multiple pass heat exchanger. The perfect melting condition and the melting efficiency were related to dimensionless parameters for the heat exchanger and its operating conditions. The calculated results for the perfect melting condition and the melting efficiency agreed with the results obtained from the field tests on melting of falling snow. Applying the irregular interval leads to extend the critical condition of the perfect melting when the flow rate of brine is low or the area for melting of falling snow is wide. Also, the melting efficiency of the irregular interval becomes higher than that of the regular interval. The optimum pipe pitch was obtained, connecting with the maximum values of the critical condition of the perfect melting. (author)

  11. Stress relaxation resistance of Cu-1Ni-0.9Sn-0.05P alloy (C19025); Cu-1Ni-0.9Sn-0.05P gokin ( C19025 ) no taioryoku kanwa tokusei

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    Sugawara, A.; Hana, Y. [Dowa Mining Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-04-20

    Wire harness is a combination of cable and terminal and is an important part having a function of cable inside the vehicle. Development of car electronics demand diversification and high density of wiring, and connector of joints is obliged to multipolarization. Extremely small terminal is required in multipolarized connector, and further, thickness of the plate of copper alloy by which terminal is made is becoming thin. Further, connection of the wiring inside the engine room has been necessary with the increase of various types of sensors or with the development of engine combustion control system, and a material that can resist the heat effect from engine or exhaust system, stress relaxation resistance, has been necessary. Cu-1Ni-0.9Sn-0.05P alloy developed by authors possess extremely good stress relaxation resistance and is bearing sufficiently the temperature of 150degC. In this report, the details of the development of C 19025 are introduced and temperature resistance for more than 150degC and stress relaxation resistance are studied. 7 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  12. Changes of the temperature coefficients of the characteristics which accompany degradation and recovery of a-Si solar cells; A-Si taiyo denchi no hikari (denryu) rekka oyobi kaifuku ni tomonau tokusei ondo keisu no henka

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    Yanagisawa, T.; Koyanagi, T.; Nakamura, K.; Takahisa, K.; Kojima, T. [electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    Pursuant to the measuring of temperature dependency of the characteristics such as conversion efficiency, during the process of degradation in a-Si solar cells due to light and electric current and the process of recovery by annealing, this paper describes changes in temperature coefficients, correlation between the characteristic parameters and the degradation, and the results of the examination of their characteristics. The conversion efficiency {mu} degraded approximately by 45% of the initial value each by the irradiation under a light intensity with 3 SUN accelerated and by the infusion of current at 20mA/cm{sup 2}; and then, the efficiency recovered to 70-75% of the degradation by subsequent annealing. In addition, in the temperature dependency at 80{degree}C against at 20{degree}C, Isc slightly increased while Vcc greatly decreased. This slight increase in Isc was mainly due to the decrease in the width of the forbidden band, while the decrease in Vcc was due to the increase in the reverse saturation current. The temperature dependency of {mu}N was negative, becoming small in accordance with the degradation. The temperature dependency of FF/FFO was negative initially both in light and current, but it decreased with the degradation and turned to positive. The temperature coefficients of I-V parameters reversibly changed corresponding to the degradation and recovery of these parameters and stayed in a good correlation. 7 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Estimation of spectral solar radiation based on global insolation and characteristics of spectral solar radiation on a tilt surface; Zenten nissharyo ni motozuku zenten nissha supekutoru no suitei to keishamen bunko tokusei

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    Baba, H.; Kanayama, K.; Endo, N.; Koromohara, K.; Takayama, H. [Kitami Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    Use of global insolation for estimating the corresponding spectral distribution is proposed. Measurements of global insolation spectrum throughout a year were compiled for clear days and cloudy days, ranked by 100W/m{sup 2}, for the clarification of spectral distribution. Global insolation quantity for a clear day was subject mainly to sun elevation. The global insolation spectral distribution with the sun elevation not lower than 15{degree} was similar to Bird`s model. Under the cloudy sky, energy density was lower in the region of wavelengths longer than the peak wavelength of 0.46{mu}m, and the distribution curve was sharper than that under the clear sky. Values given by Bird`s model were larger than measured values in the wavelength range of 0.6-1.8{mu}m, which was attributed to absorption by vapor. From the standard spectral distribution charts for the clear sky and cloudy sky, and from the dimensionless spectral distributions obtained by dividing them by the peak values, spectral distributions could be estimated of insolation quantities for the clear sky, cloudy sky, etc. As for the characteristics of spectral solar radiation on a tilt surface obtained from Bird`s model, they agreed with actually measured values at an angle of inclination of 60{degree} or smaller. 6 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  14. Superconducting properties of internally stabilized Nb{sub 3}Al wires fabricated by rapid-quenched and transformed process; Naibu anteika kyunetsu kyurei{center_dot}hentai ho Nb{sub 3}Al senzai no chodendo tokusei

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    Tagawa, K. [Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Corp., Saitama (Japan); Nakagawa, K. [Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Takeuchi, T.; Banno, N.; Kiyoshi, T.; Ito, K.; Wada, H. [National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo (Japan); Yuyama, M.; Kosuge, M. [National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    Nb{sub 3}AL wire using Ag coated by Nb as stabilizer was manufactured as trial and the critical current density Jc was examined. Compared Ag with Nb as fill-in core bar, Jc of wire using silver filament core bar was higher than one using Nb filament core. It was considered that uniform current in Ag caused to produce homogeneous solid solution. Jc also increased by about 45% following processing of decreasing area after rapid heating and quench. N value also showed at least a value above and equal to 25 at the 21 T magnetic field. (NEDO)Nb{sub 3}AL wire using Ag coated by Nb as stabilizer was manufactured as trial and the critical current density Jc was examined. Compared Ag with Nb as fill-in core bar, Jc of wire using silver filament core bar was higher than one using Nb filament core. It was considered that uniform current in Ag caused to produce homogeneous solid solution. Jc also increased by about 45% following processing of decreasing area after rapid heating and quench. N value also showed at least a value above and equal to 25 at the 21 T magnetic field. (NEDO)

  15. Effect of hydrogen on transformation characteristics and deformation behavior in a TiNi shape memory alloy. Ti-Ni kei keijo kioku gokin no hentai tokusei oyobi henkei kyodo ni oyobosu suiso no eikyo

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    Yoshiya, T.; Katsuta, H.; Ando, H. (Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)); Den, S. (Irie Koken Co. Ltd., Saitama (Japan))

    1992-07-20

    Transformation characteristics and deformation behavior of Ti-50.5at%Ni shape memory alloys, which were occluded hydrogen in various levels, were investigated through electrical resistivity measurements, tensile tests, and X-ray diffraction. Specimens were heated in a low pressure range of hydrogen between 1.1 and 78.5kPa for equilibrium, and thus obtained the specimen which occluded hydrogen up to a maximum value of 5.6 mol%. Martensitic transformation starting temperature(Ms) decreased with an increase in hydrogen content. This corresponds to the fact that the improvement of stabilization of the parent phase during cooling due to hydrogen occlusion was confirmed by X-ray diffraction. It also shows that hydrogen has the suppression effect on this deformation. Critical stress for slip deformation changed with hydrogen content so that hydrogen influenced greatly on deformation behavior of the alloys. Lattice softening occurred with hydrogen contents up to 0.032 mol%, and changed into hardening above 0.032 mol%. Hydrides formed with hydrogen contents over 1.9 mol% resulted in reorientation in variants of the R phase and an increase in lattice strains of the parent phase. 29 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  16. Effects of bainitic transformation temperature on microstructure and tensile properties of 0.6C-Si-Mn steel; 0.6C-Si-Mn ko no bisai soshiki to hippari tokusei ni oyobosu benaito hentai ondo no eikyo

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    Tomita, Y. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-06-15

    To acquire excellent mechanical properties of Si-Mn steel by using an austempering treatment to have the steel undergo a bainitic transformation, it is important to identify the effect of its transformation temperature. This paper describes a transformation of 0.6% C-Si-Mn steel at temperatures ranging from 593 K to 673 K, and discussions on the effect of the transformation temperature on the microstructure and tensile properties. The following results were obtained: bainitic ferrite containing very little carbon is produced in layers at any transformation temperature, but a trend was shown that the bainitic ferrite is produced with its width grown larger and denser as the transformation temperature rises; the {gamma}R amount increases remarkably with increasing transformation temperature, and at the same time massive {gamma}R begins to remain in addition to thin film {gamma}R that exists between individual bainitic ferrites; and the result of this experiment revealed that when the transformation temperature is sufficiently high, the fracture elongation increases notably because of the transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) effect of the {gamma}R that occurs effectively during the transformation. 12 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  17. Synthesis of new polymorphs of {mu}-oxo-metal(III) phthalocyanine dimers and their photoconductive properties; {mu}-okiso-kinzoku(III) futaroshianinni ryotai no shinki kessho hentai no tansaku to denshi shashin kankotai to shiteno tokusei hyoka

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    Yamasaki, Y.; Kuroda, K.; Takaki, K. [Orient Chemical Industries Ltd., Osaka (Japan). I-2Group, R and D Department

    1997-12-10

    The titled {mu}-oxo-metal(III) phthalocyanine dimers were prepared and investigated their polymorphs through X-ray diffraction analysis. It was found that {mu}-oxo-aluminum phthalocyanine dimer and {mu}-oxo-gallium phthalocyanine dimer have several polymorphs, but one of the target compounds, that is {mu}-oxo-indium phthalocyanine dimer, could not be synthesized because chloroindium phthalocyanine was easily hydrolyzed through acid-pasting treatment procedure to give metal-free phthalocyanine. The characterization of these compounds by the several chemical analytical methods was satisfied for the target molecules and the FD-Mass analysis distinguished clearly between the hydroxymetal phthalocyanine and the corresponding phthalocyanine dimer. We also studied their photoconductive properties on the bilayer photoreceptor consisted of the above phthalocyanine dimer as the charge generating material. It was found that the specific polymorphs of {mu}-oxo-metal(III) phthalocyanine dimers have good photoconductive properties: the APL-II(the II type of {mu}-oxo-Al(III) phthalocyanine dimer discussed in this article) has a good spectral response of the photosensitivity in the shorter wavelength, and the GPL-G (the G type of {mu}-oxo-Ga(III) phthalocyanine dimer discussed in this article) has a fairly high photosensitivity in the wavelength region of laser diode light wavelength, compared with the common phthalocyanine photoreceptors. 14 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

  18. Structures and superconducting propertied of RHQT-Processed Nb{sub 3}Al multifilamentary wires; Kyunetsu kyurei{center_dot}hentai ho Nb{sub 3}Al tashin senzai no soshiki to chodendo tokusei

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    Kikuchi, A.; Iijima, Y.; Inoue, K. [National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    Pinning point of Nb{sub 3}Al wire with superior J{sub c}-B property obtained by rapid heating/quenching and transforming method was examined. Structures obtained additional heat treatment at 800 degrees of centigrade for 12 h after rapid heating/quenching at various maximum attained temperatures were examined. As the result, it was found that in formed A15 phase by transforming of supersaturated solid solution, many defects existed with hierarchical structure consisting of laminated defects (10-20 nm), small tilt sub-grain boundary (about 100 nm) and large tilt crystalline grain boundary (about 1 {mu}m). The possibility that this laminated defects is a pinning point is high. (NEDO)

  19. Effect of transformation on stress releasement of stress concentration area in welding. Part 6. ; Stress releasement by transformation superplasticity. Sohentai ga oryoku shuchubu no oryoku kanwa tokusei ni oyobosu eikyo. 6. ; Hentai chososei ni yoru oryoku kanwa

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    Murata, H. (Yokogawa Medical System Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Kato, N.; Iiyama, T. (Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)); Tamura, H. (Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-11-05

    As the various contrivances are being done for raising the strength and reliability of the joints in the usual welding execution, the welding defects out of them are thought that they impair the reliability of the joints, and therefore the efforts not so as to let them occur, and in addition, to secure the safety by screening them through the nondestructive inspection, are being performed. In this report, through the double end constraint thermal cycle tests by using the smooth and notched round bar specimen prepared by the friction pressure welding of 9%Ni steel, which could transform at a low temperature, with SUS 304, and moreover through welding by using the welding rod prepared experimentally of the Fe-Ni-Cr system, which could transform at a low temperature, and furthermore through measuring the thermal contraction stress when the extreme strains have been concentrated in the weld metal parts on the way of cooling off, the fracture character of the weld metal has been investigated. In case of actual welding, even when the extreme stress concentration has been created so excessively as D4316 has started to be fractured on its way of cooling off, no crack has occurred in the welding rod of the low temperature transformation. This is thought because of that the superplasticity phenomena due to the martensite transfomation act effectively on the stress releasement. 12 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Model experiment on change of seismic properties of a fracture caused by injecting/draining water; Chusui/haisui ni yoru kison kiretsu no dansei denpa tokusei no henka ni kansuru model jikken

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    Watanabe, T.; Koizumi, T.; Sassa, K. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-05-27

    Effect of water injection/draining on elastic waves penetrating through cracks is examined by measuring elastic waves before, during, and after the injection/draining of water into/from cracks in presence in granite. Two blocks of rock, with their crack-containing surfaces in contact with each other, are placed in a vessel, and water injection/draining is done through a hole on a vessel bottom side so that water will penetrate into the cracks. When the blocks are dry, there is almost no contact between the cracks, and so no crack penetrating waves are observed. Crack penetrating waves are produced when water is injected, and the position of the receiver sensing the penetrating waves changes as the water level rises. When the water level is lowered from the high water level, the waveform changes again as the level changes. The change in waveform is not so remarkable, however, as that observed during water injection thanks to the water residual in the cracks. It is now inferred that crack investigation is more effective when it is carried out with water being injected into dry cracks. The difference produced between the dry state and wet state when water is injected into dry cracks is used to detect the presence of cracks in this experiment, and this may be applied also to the investigation of cracks in the shallow part of the ground. 4 refs., 11 figs.

  1. Compression characteristics of refrigerant-oil mixture in refrigerant compressors. 1st Report. Modeling of leakage and heat transfer; Reigai asshukuki ni okeru reibai-abura kongobutsu no asshuku tokusei. 1. More to dennetsu no model ka

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    Fukuda, M.; Yanagisawa, T.; Shimizu, T.; Shikata, T. [University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-02-25

    Refrigeration oil is used for lubrication, sealing and cooling in refrigerant compressors, and mixing of the oil with refrigerant has great influences on compression characteristics in the compressors. In the past there were some studies in which the effect of the oil on the compressor performance was analyzed theoretically, but most of them did not discuss well the propriety of the oil treatment in the analysis. In this study, we developed the mathematical compressor model including the effect of the oil on leakage, heat transfer and flow resistance in vane compressors and examined the influence of the ways of treating the oil on the calculated results. When the model employed a quality of two-phase leakage flow equal to that in the compression chamber and a coefficient of heat transfer reflecting thermophysical properties of the oil and the refrigerant, it showed better agreement with experimental results. 18 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Predicting autoignition characteristics of premixed natural gas mixture under lean conditions by using a detailed chemical kinetics model; Kagaku hanno sokudoron wo koryoshita tennen gas kihaku yokongoki no jiko chakka tokusei

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    Okamoto, T.; Ikeda, T.; Kusaka, J.; Daisho, Y. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-15

    Study was made on autoignition characteristics of natural gas by using a detailed chemical kinetics model. An engine is being watched which is featured by autoignition by compressing homogeneous lean premixture of air and natural gas as clean alternative fuel. However, because natural gas is composed of major methane, and minor ethane, propane and butane, autoignition is difficult, while rapid pressure rise is predicted at autoignition. Intake temperature rise and compression ratio rise bring autoignition timing forward by rising temperature in a cylinder. The effect of an air excess ratio on ignition timing and autoignition region is small under constant intake pressure and smaller air excess ratios, because of the negation between an effect bringing ignition timing forward by increase in fuel concentration and an effect delaying ignition timing by increase in polyatomic molecules in the premixture. Since combustion starts from n-butane, ignition timing is delayed with an increase in methane ratio. Although the feasibility of compressive ignition combustion using the lean premixture was confirmed, measures against excess pressure rise rates are necessary. 7 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  3. Macrostructure control and magnetic property of rare-earth magnet Pr-Fe-B alloy ingot; Kidorui jishaku Pr-Fe-B tokin chukai no makuro soshiki seigyo to jiki tokusei

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    Yoshida, C.; Kanbe, S.; Takehana, N.; Onoe, T. [Kobe Steel Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1996-11-01

    In order to produce the high quality rare-earth magnet, macrostructure control of Pr-Fe-B alloy ingot was carried out. Production method of this alloy consists of melting, casting, hot rolling and heat treatment. The columnar structure of ingot is necessary to obtain the high magnetic properties. The columnar structure was produced by two kinds of method. One is thin plate casting and the other is directional solidification. By the thin plate casting sound and columnar structure ingot was produced. This alloy is cooled rapidly from the liquids temperature to the peritectic temperature and then cooled slowly below the peritectic temperature because this alloy is brittle. By this method the columnar structure was produced and the crack of this thin plate was protected. In order to decrease the production cost of ingot, 400kg large size ingot was produced by the directional solidification using the hot top heating. The temperature gradient in ingot was so increased by the hot top heating that the large part of ingot showed the columnar structure. The magnetic properties such as (BH) max and iHc were improved by the hot top heating. 4 refs., 14 figs., 3 tabs.

  4. Insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption of UHV AC transmission lines. In case of suspension insulator assemblies. 1UHV kyu jitsukibo kensui gaishi sochi niokeru koryu arc syokogo no zetsuen kaifuku tokusei

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    Goda, Yutaka

    1986-09-01

    An experimental unit for arc current extinction test which is resistant to a super-voltage of UHF system was developed. An insulation recovery characteristics after the current extinction was measured and examined by generating arc between the horns of real-scale, 2-line suspension insulator assembly, centering the measurement around the most severe 4 kA. The results are as follows: 1. Regardless of the primary arc current values, at 0.6 sec after primary arc current interruption, there is no flash over along the suspension insulator assembly under the suppression of 1440 kV as a switching impulse voltage. 2. In the case of following conditions, about 0.7 sec is necessary for dead time of rapid auto-reclosing after primary arc interruption. i) A lightening flashover occurs between the horns of suspension insulator assemblies. ii) Insulation recovery voltage decreases by about 10 % due to the influence of tower arm width, etc. (17 figs, 2 tabs, 9 refs)

  5. Insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption and its application for high speed reclosing of UHV A. C transmission lines. UHV koryu sodensen ni okeru arc shokogo no zetsuen kaifuku tokusei to kosokudo saihero hoshiki eno tekiyo

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    Goda, Yutaka; Matsuda, Shoji; Inaba, Tsuginori.

    1988-11-01

    An application of high speed reclosing for UHV a.c transmission lines is expected to secure high reliability of transmission system. In order to choose dead times of high speed reclosing property, it is necessary to clarify forced extinction characteristics of secondary arc and insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption. The authors carried out many tests about these. This reports shows summarization of the results of these test. The authors applied a statistical method to measure insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption, and calculated some dead times under some assumption. From the results of the tests, the authors considered that the technique of high speed grounding switch is effective for realizing high speed reclosing. They showed the results of calculation to choose dead times of high speed reclosing. 21 refs., 35 figs., 10 tabs.

  6. Strength evaluation for modified 12Cr steel and A286 steel of USC turbine rotor material. Chocho rinkaiatsu turbine rotorzai kairyo 12Cr ko oyobi A286 ko no kyodo tokusei hyoka

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    Ogata, Takashi; Nitta, Akito.; (Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo, Japan)

    1990-01-01

    For candidate materials of the ultra super critical (USC) turbine rotor in a coal fired power plant, the modified 12Cr steel and A286 steel are subjects of the study under the first step steam condition (316 atg, 593 centigrade) and under the second step steam condition (350 atg, 650 centigrade), respectively. The strength evaluation tests of the modified 12Cr steel untreated material and aging (630 centigrade, 4860 hours) material I were conducted previously, and obtained a prospect that the material can be applied to the first step turbine rotor. In this report, the strength evaluation tests and microstructure observation of the long period aging (630 centigrade, 8190 hours) material II, and the strength tests of the A286 steel have been conducted. As a result, it was found that the modified 12Cr steel is a stable material in the microstructure and has enough strength characteristics to apply the first step rotor, and the A286 steel also can be applied to the second step rotor. 9 refs., 27 figs., 8 tabs.

  7. Experimental study on the effect of fiber reinforced rubber-rolled pin of the bridge restrainer plate system; Gomu dansho pin wo mochiita rakkyo boshi renketsuban no seiteki oyobi doteki oto tokusei ni kansuru jikkenteki kosatsu

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    Sonoda, Y.; Hikosaka, H. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan); Ishikawa, N. [Defence Academy, Yokosuka, Kanagawa (Japan)] Ikoma, N. [Shibata Industrial Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1998-07-21

    As for the big earthquake like Hyogo Ken southern Earthquake, accident like collapsing of bridge girder is extremely difficult to prevent by only one bridge restrainer device. However, there exist considerable many spots not having enough space such as urban roads and so forth or the spots where the renewal of the existing restrainer device is difficult and as for these spots, it is thought that improvement of earthquake resistance performance is necessary by using the restrainer system based o the simple reformation of existing bridge restrainer plate system. In this report, under such condition, rolled pin winding the fiber reinforced rubber surrounding the connected pin was proposed as a technique for improving earthquake resistance by easy reformation of bridge restrainer of Spectacle type bridges which has many construction findings. In order to carry out characteristic and quantitative evaluation of the effect of rubber-rolled pin, two stages, o use level and ultimate level, were considered and static behavior and impact load characteristics for each level were studied experimentally, and comparison was made with the conventional steel pin. 13 refs., 19 figs., 6 tabs.

  8. Consideration on buckling and plastic breakdown strength characteristics of a steel plate with surface layers of ultra fine grain microstructure (SUF); Hyoso chosairyu koban no zakutsu sosei hokai kyodo tokusei ni kansuru ichikosatsu

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    Yamamoto, M.; Yao, T.; Yajima, H.; Miyamoto, H.; Morita, S. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Ogihara, Y.; Ishikawa, T. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    Buckling and plastic breakdown strength characteristics of a structure fabricated by using new steel plates with surface layer made into ultra fine grain structure were analyzed and discussed by using a belt plate buckling and plasticity test and the finite element method. The tested steel plate has a thickness of 25 mm, and was fabricated for ocean vessel use, with surface layers on both sides of about 1/6 of the whole thickness having been made an ultra fine grain structure. As a result of a belt steel buckling and plasticity test on a steel plate with surface ratio of 29%, both of the initial yield stress and the buckling stress were found increased by about 4 to 10% as compared with a steel plate having surface ratio of 0%. An analysis by using the finite element method was made on square steel plates with a length of 80 cm, a width of 100 cm, and thicknesses of 12 mm and 24 mm. A result was obtained that, in the case of surface layer ratio of 33%, both of the initial yield stress and the maximum load withstanding force were higher by 5 to 16% than the case of surface ratio of 0%. Similar rise in strength was shown also in bend preventing plates which are basic constituting members of a vessel. 6 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Reduction of belt CVT gear noise by gear train modification. Optimize vibration characteristics of gear train; Belt CVT no gear noise teigen gijutsu. Gear train shindo tokusei no saitekika

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    Arimatsu, M.; Kawakami, T. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    With the reduction of vehicle noise, the requirements for an efficient method to reduce transmission gear noise have become stronger yearly. So far efforts to reduce gear noise have generally focused on ways of improving the gears themselves. In addition to these traditional methods, it proved very beneficial to us to optimize the gear train structure. Nissan has just released the new Belt CVT for 2.0L Front wheel drive vehicles. We have been analyzing vibration of the gear train by using a finite element model since the early development stage, and we could achieve the quiet gears effectively. 2 refs., 9 figs.

  10. Investigation on the dynamic response and strength of very long floating structures by beam modeling on an elastic foundation; Dansei shishojo no hari model ni yoru chodai futai kozo no doteki tawami kyodo tokusei ni kansuru kosatsu

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    Tsubogo, T.; Okada, H. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-08-01

    A very large floating structure was replaced with the beam on an elastic foundation to examine the response characteristics in waves. Another evidence was regularly and numerically given for the basic characteristics of a very large floating body Suzuki found. New information was also obtained. The frequency response is mainly classified into a wave number control area and proper frequency control area when buoyancy elasticity exists. When the buoyancy structure is long and flexible, the proper frequency becomes continuous and the frequency control area becomes a resonance area. In the wave number control area, the Suzuki`s characteristic wave number becomes a control parameter, and various characteristic values are indicated by characteristic wave numbers. The response in the wave number control area becomes quasi-static when the distribution mass of buoyancy is fully small. The design in which the distribution mass of buoyancy is fully large must be avoided. In the displacement amplitude, the mass on the free end is severest. The proper frequency of vertical vibration relatively moves to the high-frequency side when buoyancy is considered as an elastic foundation. Attention must be thus paid to the proper frequency of vibration on the horizontal surface. 9 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  11. Development of prepainted steel sheets having excellent formability, stain resistance, and hardness by control of orientation behavior of melamine-formaldehyde resin in the paint film; Kakosei, taiosensei, kodo tokusei ni sugureru precoat koban no kaihatsu

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    Kanai, H.; Oka, J.; Tsutsumi, M. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-08-01

    In the present research, the prepainted steel sheet was developed which was coated with melamine-formaldehyde resin (Rm) excelling in stain resistance and hardness. Study was made under various Res/Rm blending conditions by selecting, as a test sample, three types of polyester resin (Res), four types of Rm and two types of catalyst. The superficial structure of coated layer was analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. An Rm-enriched layer could be formed by combining Res of a low hydroxyl value and a strongly acidic catalyst blocked with amine. In such a formation mechanism, catalytic activity directly below the coated surface and self-condensation of Rm were observed during the backing. There exists a positive correlativity between the stain resistance and superficial Rm concentration of blended Res/Rm system. The stain resistance is judged dependent upon the self-condensation. The precoated steel sheet which excels in formability even at a room temperature of 20{degree}C was commercialized and is being sold. As compared with the conventional high-grade products, the present steel sheet is lustrous even through a 24h submergence in 5% NaOH and H2SO4. A stain resistance test in magic ink also gave a good result. 5 refs., 8 figs., 4 tabs.

  12. Self-field loss in Ag / Bi-2223 tape in various temperatures and frequencies; Ag / Bi-2223 tepu no ondo {center_dot} syuhasu wo kaeta koryu sonshitsu tokusei

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    Wakasugi, K.; Natsume, K.; Naito, S.; Murase, S.; Shimamoto, S. [Tohoku Univ., Miyagi (Japan). Graduate School of Engineering

    2000-05-29

    AC losses of high temperature superconductor of oxides in bismuth series at commercial frequency and liquid nitrogen temperature have been reported till now. An AC loss was examined this time over wide temperature range (9 K - 77 K) and various frequencies region (3 Hz - 1500 Hz). Fifty-five Ag-sheathed multifilamentary tape wires were examined. Cooling by heat conduction using GM refrigerator was employed. AC loss was calculated from electric voltage induced inside the sample. As the result, deviation from Norris theory was found at frequency region below about 10 Hz and over 500 Hz. In particular, this trend appeared remarkably at low current and low temperature. (NEDO)

  13. Development of a 1000 kVA oxide superconducting transformer cooled by liquid nitrogen. 4. Ac loss properties.; Ekitai chisso reikyaku 1000 kVA sankabutsu chodendo hen'atsuki no kaihatsu 4. Koryu sonshitsu tokusei

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    Iwakuma, M.; Fukuda, Y.; Matsumura, K. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (JP)] [and others

    2000-05-29

    In this study group, it developed the liquid nitrogen cooling 22kV/6.9kV-1000kVA single phase superconducting transformer using the Bi2223 superconducting wire rod with the aim of the superconduction of the transformer for urban area underground substation this time. In this paper, ac loss characteristics of the superconductive winding are reported. In developed superconductive winding, the ac loss occupies over half of all thermal load, and it becomes important characteristics, which decide necessary cooling unit capacity and equipment efficiency. In this study, it put principal objective for the establishment of ac loss evaluation technique in the design and ac loss measuring technique of actual equipment. (NEDO)

  14. Development of 1kA-class A.C. Nb-Ti superconducting coils; 1kA kyu koryuyo Nb-Ti dotai wo mochiita koryu koiru no tsuden tokusei

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    Yumura, H.; Koganeya, M.; Hayashi, K.; Takei, H. [Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Kasu, O. [Engineering Research Association for Superconductive Generation Equipment and Materials, Osaka (Japan)

    1999-11-10

    Again, the development of the little-loss large-capacity Nb-Ti conductor for the alternating current with the aim of the application to transformer and shunt reactor is advanced. And, capacity enlargement technology and large-capacity conductor design technology have been established through this development. However, the characteristic evaluation in coil shape seems to be finally important for these conductors, since coil shape does and will use the winding, when the application to electric power equipment is considered. Then, the coil using the 1kA secondary twist line conductor was produced this time and experimentally, and it tested on the energization characteristics, and comparison examination with characteristics of the short length level was carried out. (NEDO)

  15. Leakage characteristics for starting and low-speed conditions of hydrostatic slipper bearings in swashplate type axial piston motor. Shabanshiki axial piston motor yo seiatsu slipper jikuuke no kidoji more tokusei kaiseki

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    Yi, Fang; Kato, Hideki; Kobayashi, Shun' ichi; Ikeya, Mitsuel (Ngaoka Inst., of Tech., Niigata, (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1990-01-15

    Though there is structurally simple swashplate type axial piston motor, to replace the hydraulic piston motor, high in performance but high in cost, it is expected to give anxiety at the time of starting and low speed rotation. Then, the viewpoint being focused on leakage characteristics between the slipper and swashplate, study was made by deriving theoretical formulas, taking into consideration friction of sliding parts, inclination of slipper against the swashplate and inclination of piston against the cylinder bore, for static equilibrium problem at the time of starting, with modeling the actual slipper in function. As a result, the slipper was known to statically balance at the position, oblique and parallel to the swashplate, in case of 15 degrees and 0 degree, respectively, in swashplate angle. While the leakage quantity at the time of loading/unloading gives and does not give hysteresis characteristics, in case of 15 degrees and 0 degree, respectively, in swashplate. 8 refs., 10 figs.

  16. Non-contact evaluation of mechanical properties of electroplated wear resistant Ni-P layer from the velocity dispersion of laser SAW; Laser reiki Rayleigh ha no sokudo bunsan wo mochiita taimamo Ni-P mekkiso tokusei no hisesshoku hyoka

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    Morikawa, Y.; Cho, H.; Takemoto, M. [Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Science and Engineering; Nakayama, T. [Kobe Steel Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1996-11-01

    We developed a new laser surface acoustic wave (SAW) system and applied this to estimate the mechanical properties of the wear-resistant Ni-P layer electroplated on a stainless steel. The velocity dispersions of Rayleigh wave of the as -plated and heat-treated Ni-P layer were obtained by the one point time domain signal processing. The Ni-P layers with excellent wear resistance produced by the heated treatment higher than 725K were found to show higher Rayleigh velocities than that of the substrate steel, while the Ni-P layer with poor wear resistance showed lower velocities. Young`s moduli of the Ni-P layer, estimated so as the computed velocity dispersion agreed with the measured one, increased with the increase of wear resistance. 10 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Acoustic excitation of diffusion flames with coherent structure in a plane shear layer.; Effects of acoustic excitation on combustion properties; Soshiki kozo wo tomonau sendan kakusan kaen no onkyo reiki.; Onkyo reiki ni yoru nensho tokusei no henka

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    Ishino, Y.; Kojima, T.; Oiwa, N.; Yamaguchi, S. [Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan)

    1993-10-25

    This paper reports on experiments for acoustic excitation of plane shear structured flame. Flows of air separated into the higher velocity side and the lower velocity side by a partition on the center of a flow path merge at the measuring point to form a mixed layer with coherent structure. Fuel is supplied to this mixed layer with the flows so adjusted that the generated flame will attach to the partition on the lower velocity side. Acoustic excitation (at a sound pressure level of 100 dB to 120 dB) is performed in a speaker fitted on a wall on the higher velocity side. The paper mentions the results of the experiments as follows: the acoustic excitation produces such changes to diffusion flame in the plane shear layer as shorter flame and blue flame combustion and clarification of flame structures; as seen from spectral characteristics of temperature change in the flames, a flame acoustically excited strongly presents remarkable improvements in periodicity of the structure; as seen from sound pressure distribution in the flow direction at the measuring point, the flame zone of the flame acoustically excited strongly is positioned at the middle of the node and loop of a standing wave. 6 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Information-space-mapped sensor fusion system for vehicle control taking into account the driving environment recognition characteristics of individual driver; Driver no soko kankyo ninshiki tokusei wo koryoshita jidosha seigyo no tame no joho kukan henkangata sensor fusion

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    Takahashi, H.; Kuroda, K. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-31

    This paper discusses sensor fusion for important driving environment information in an automobile control system, which utilizes external environmental information by using laser radar and CCD camera as the sensors. The paper also proposes an information-space-mapped sensor fusion system, which uses as the sensor fusion the spatial images to a system information space having as a spatial axis the conformity to control characteristics pattern to be selected from the sensor signal space. A configuration in which a design norm for the sensor fusion can be described declaratively was proposed by applying hierarchical fuzzy integration (HFI) as a means to realize image conversion. The configuration has realized a structure easy in system design and maintenance. In addition, the characteristics of recognition on driving environment of a driver were defined as perception sensitivity to psychological information on deceleration direction based on the affordance conception. This value was used for change in {lambda} value in fuzzy measures in the HFI processing to show the framework of a simple sensor fusion system. 26 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  19. Effect of surface structure on lubrication in water of hydrophilic/hydrophobic block copolymer coating membrane; Shinsuisei/sosuisei block kyojugotai coating maku no hyomen kozo to suichu deno junkatsu tokusei

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    Aoike, T.; Shimura, K.; Onishi, M. [Terumo Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Hironaka, S. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-07-01

    A polyurethane substrate is coated with a hydrophilic/hydrophobic block copolymer [poly(N,Nprime-dimethylacrylamide)-block-poly (glycidylmethacrylate), PDMAA-b-PGMA] by the solvent casting method, and dried at 80 to 140degC, to investigate the surface structures and lubrication in water. The hydrophilic PGMA segment is concentrated in the uppermost layer of the coating film, before it is brought into contact with water, and this is more noted as drying temperature increases. The uppermost layer dried at low temperature (80 and 100degC) undergoes a structural change, when immersed in water, from the PGMA segment-rich to PDMAA segment-rich condition, showing a dynamic friction coefficient of 0.03 to 0.04. Lubrication of the sample in water tends to decrease as drying temperature increases, which results from different degree of the structural change in water, depending on degree of concentration of the PGMA segment in the uppermost layer. 10 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Wind-resistant design for high-rise buildings. Pt. 1. Vertical distribution of strong wind in typhoons captured by Doppler sodar; Chokoso kenchikubutsu no taifu sekkei ni kansuru kenkyu. 1. Kyofuji no fusoku no enchoku bunpu tokusei

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    Goto, A.; Kawaguchi, A. [Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-07-10

    Wind structure in the lower atmosphere is studied observationally by using Doppler sodar. Observations have been carried out in Okinawa since 1994, focusing on the vertical profiles of the mean wind speed under strong wind conditions and comparing the differences of characteristics of wind structures between typhoon and non-typhoon conditions. It is found that the lower atmosphere tends to have a two-layered structure on typhoon days, where the layer with nearly constant wind speed is embedded in the other layer and has a vertical distribution of wind speed that is represented well by power laws. In the layer of nearly constant wind speed, the mean wind speed observed by the Doppler sodar corresponds well with that observed by rawin sonde. At the same time, it shows a good correspondence with the gradient wind speed derived from a theoretical typhoon model. Vertical profiles of mean wind speed under strong, but non-typhoon conditions, have similar profiles to those of the AIJ recommendation, while the lower boundary of the constant velocity layer often has an altitude of less than one hundred meters under typhoon conditions, which is significantly lower than the empirically known gradient height. Application of the results of this study to wind-resistant design of high-rise buildings is also discussed. (author)

  1. Heat and fluid flow properties of circular impinging jet with a low nozzle to plate spacing. Improvement by nothched nozzle; Nozzle heibankan kyori ga chiisai baai no enkei shototsu funryu no ryudo dennetsu tokusei. Kirikaki nozzle ni yoru kaizen kojo

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    Shakouchih, T. [Mie University, Mie (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Matsumoto, A.; Watanabe, A.

    2000-10-25

    It is well known that as decreasing the nozzle to plate spacing considerably the heat transfer coefficient of circular impinging jet, which impinges to the plate normally, increases remarkably. At that time, the flow resistance of nozzle-plate system also increases rapidly. In this study, in order to reduce the flow resistance and to enhance the heat transfer coefficient of the circular impinging jet with a considerably low nozzle to plate spacing, a special nozzle with notches is proposed, and considerable improvement of the flow and heat transfer properties are shown. The mechanism of enhancement of the heat transfer properties is also discussed. (author)

  2. Improvement of low temperature oxidation resistance in MoSi{sub 2}-oxides composites; Sankabutsu no fukugoka ni yoru MoSi{sub 2} zairyo no teion sanka tokusei no kaizen

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    Jiang, W.; Uchiyama, T. [Riken Corp., Saitama (Japan)

    1999-11-15

    MoSi{sub 2}-oxides composites using fine aluminosilicate powder (< 0.2{mu}m) have demonstrated excellent low temperature oxidation resistance and thermal shock resistance. These properties strongly depend on microstructural morphology and are obtained in composites that network-structures of both phases of MoSi{sub 2} and oxides are developed, i.e., in composites with oxides of 20 {approx} 40 vol. %. When one phase is independently dispersed in the other phase, on the other hand, problems of low temperature oxidation and thermal shock occur. The low temperature oxidation problem occurs in the composites with oxides less than 15 vol. % and the thermal shock problem occurs in the composites with oxides more than 50 vol. %. These results will contribute to material design approaches for high temperature structural applications of MoSi{sub 2}. (author)

  3. Improvement of the characteristics of a diagonal-flow fan in low flow range with casing-bleed-holes; Keshingu kiko ni yoru sharyu sofuki no teiryu ryoiki tokusei no kaizen

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    Ando, Yoichi; Sasaki, Kazuto; Yamaguchi, Sumio; Yamashita, Shoji; Shimada, Taichiro

    1999-09-01

    Generally, a high specific speed diagonal flow fan with a small pressure rise coefficient has a slight positive gradient part of the pressure rise - flow rate characteristics. In addition, the pressure fall is small, between the flow rate at which the impeller stall in the throttle closer and the stalling flow rate. In the case, Kaneko et al. suggest a way of improvement on performance characteristics by an inlet annular wing which removes a low-momentum fluid from a rotor tip region. However, in case of a fan that has a sharp drop of pressure rise in the stall characteristics, it is not clear that the stall characteristics can be improved by this way. In this study, in order to improve the unstable characteristics of a high pressure rise coefficient diagonal flow fan, Tip clearance flow has been investigated on five rotor-casings with various holes to bleed low-momentum fluid in the range of flow rate from design point to stall point. (author)

  4. Fiscal 1999 research result report. Research on improvement of boiling heat transfer characteristics by photocatalyst wall; 1999 nendo hikari shokubai hekimen ni yoru futto netsu dentatsu tokusei kaizen ni kansuru kenkyu chosa hokokusho

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    2000-03-01

    Research was made on improvement of the wettability and boiling heat transfer characteristics of a photocatalyst wall. Measurement experiment of the wettability was made for anatase type titan oxide-coated Al, SUS and Pb plates, rutil type titan oxide-flame coated SUS plate, raw plate, and oxide-plasma coated titan plate. In the ground experiment, the contact angles of distilled water and oil on specimen surfaces were measured. In the microgravity experiment, falling droplet images were recorded by using the facility of Japan Microgravity Center (JAMIC). For obtaining the effect of radioactive emission, UV irradiation, {gamma} ray and neutron beam irradiation by nuclear reactor, and {gamma} ray irradiation by Co-60 were carried out. As the experiment result, the rutil type titan oxide-flame coated SUS plate, nonconductor-coated titan plate, and zircaloy plate showed large improvement of the wettability by {gamma} ray irradiation with Co-60. It was also confirmed that in particular, titan shows the large effect of radioactive emission, and the wettability deteriorates rapidly after {gamma} ray irradiation. (NEDO)

  5. CO2 absorption characteristics of monoethanol amine aqueous solution and recovery of CO2 from marine engine exhaust; Monoethanol amine suiyoeki no CO2 kyushu tokusei to hakuyo kikan no CO2 kaishu

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    Ikame, M.; Suga, S.; Hiraoka, K.; Kumakura, T. [Ship Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-04-13

    Investigations were made on characteristics of CO2 absorption into monoethanol amine aqueous solution under normal pressure as a method of recovering CO2, the CO2 concentration and effect of the accompanying gases. Furthermore, assuming a large marine diesel engine using methanol as a fuel, the experimental result was used to discuss a size of the CO2 absorbing device. Assuming exhaust gases from a methanol-fueled diesel engine and steam reformed gas of methanol, from which CO2 is to be recovered, the experiment used two kinds of accompanying gases, N2 and H2, and the CO2 concentrations of 5% to 25% by volume. The relationship between the CO2 material balance and the substance movement between gas and liquid based on the double boundary film theory was put into order to derive an experiment equation. This equation was capable of expression with an error of less than {plus_minus}35%. This paper indicates by using the experimental result a method to derive the size of an absorbing and filling layer for CO2 in exhaust gases from a methanol fueled marine diesel engine. Given an example, the volume of the filling layer in the absorption column is required to be about 12% of the engine volume of 770m{sup 3}, and the absorption flow rate to be 65.4kg/s. 4 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Experimental consideration on the contact resistance caused by the distribution of contact spots with the contact model using electrolyte bath; Denkai yokuso wo mochiita sesshoku model ni yoru sesshokuten no bunpu to sesshoku teiko tokusei ni kansuru jikkenteki kosatsu

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    Aichi, H. [Daido Institute of Technology, Aichi (Japan); Miyachi, I. [Aichi Institute of Technology, Aichi (Japan)

    1996-09-20

    Electric contact members are classified by the form such as a point, a line, and a plane. Particularly, the point contact member which makes a small circular contact spot is basis of the contact form. Also, the plane contact member will make many contact spots which are different in size and distributing over the contacting portion. Authors have been developing the contact model to measure the contact resistance. In this model, it is available to select the size, the number, and the arrangement of contact spots by the macroscopical contact spots which are formed with some metal electrodes arranged in electrolyte solution of dilute sulfuric acid. In this paper, the fundamental characteristics of the contact resistance caused by the construction of current are investigated with 1 to 3 contact spot models. Then the relations between the contact resistance and the distribution of the contact spots are examined with 2 to 9 multi-contact spot models. As the results, it is cleared that the proposed contact model presents the successful experimental method for the analysis of the contact resistance. 9 refs., 8 tabs.

  7. Control of a jet impinging on a wedge having a circular cylinder at the vertex. Mean flow and turbulence properties; Sentan enchu ni yoru kusabimen shototsu funryu no seigyo. Heikinryu to midare no tokusei

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    Yamada, H.; Matsuda, K. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Nakamura, I. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-07-25

    An experimental study has been performed on the mean flow and turbulence properties of a two-dimensional jet impinging on a wedge having a circular cylinder with various diameters at the wedge vertex. The nondimensional profiles of the mean velocity in the fully developed flow region of the wall jet approach those of the conventional two-dimensional wall jet when a cylinder is attached to the wedge vertex and if the cylinder diameter is increased. Also both the slopes of the growth of the half-width and of the decay of the maximum velocity approach these of the two-dimensional case. The non-dimensional profiles of the turbulence intensities and of Reynolds stress in the fully developed flow region of the wall jet behave in the same manner, as mentioned above. In the variations along the wall of the integral value of the total production term of Reynolds stress, there exists the negative value region of it near the wedge vertex, and it extends as the cylinder diameter increases. 21 refs., 16 figs.

  8. Experiments on the turbulent boundary layer on a thin cylinder rotating in an axial flow. 1st Report. Properties of mean flow and turbulence; Jikuryuchu no hosonaga kaiten entojo no ranryu kyokaiso no jikken. 1. Heikinryu to nagare no tokusei

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    Yano, H. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Yamashita, S.; Naruse, Y.; Kondo, K. [Gifu University, Gifu (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-09-25

    The mean velocity and turbulent field in a three-dimensional turbulent boundary layer on a thin cylinder rotating in a uniform stream are examined experimentally. Measurements of mean velocity and all Reynolds stresses are made by means of a single rotatable hot-wire method. Mean velocity distribution is well represented in the relative main flow direction with respect to the rotating cylinder by a logarithmic law deduced in an earlier study. Johnston`s logarithmic law for 3-D turbulent boundary layers also accurately describes the present flow. Although turbulent intensities and Reynolds stresses all increased with rotation speed of the cylinder, their distributions are well represented by non-dimensionalization using the resultant velocity of the main flow and the peripheral velocity of the cylinder. Both eddy viscosities and mixing lengths increase with the rotation speed, and there is no evidence of isotropic eddy viscosity. 21 refs., 15 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Influence of the added oxide power on the magnetic property of the iron-chromium magnetic sintered alloy in alternating field; FeCr kei shoketsu jisei gokin no koryu jiki tokusei ni oyobosu sakabutsu funmatsu tenka no eikyo

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    Kato, T.; Kanazawa, H. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Kawamura, M.; Kono, T.; Kusaka, K. [Daido Steel Co., Nagoya (Japan)

    1994-07-15

    This paper describes effects of addition of mixed oxide powder on the magnetic properties of low carbon Fe-13Cr-0.8Si sintered alloy. The mixed powder composed of SiO2, CaO, and Al2O3 was added. It was found that the magnetic characteristics of specimens in direct magnetic field degraded with addition of oxide powder. However, they were improved with rising the sintering temperature. On the other hand, the amplitude relative permeability of specimens in alternating magnetic field was higher in the case of 0.1 to 0.2% addition of oxide powder than no addition one. The relative permeability showed a change of increase and then decrease with rising the sintering temperature. However, it was found that the proportion of the decrease in relative permeability at the higher sintering temperature was restrained by addition of the oxide powder. These phenomena were discussed in relation to sintered density, porosity, and electrical resistivity. 8 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  10. Characteristics of contact resistance for Ag, Cu and Al spot contact under DC current flow of 300A; Gin, do oyobi arumi tensesshokushi no chokuryu 300A tsudenji ni okeru sesshoku teiko tokusei

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    Aichi, H. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Matsumura, T. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan); Miyachi, I. [Aichi Inst. of Technology, Aichi (Japan)

    1997-07-01

    The temperature rise of the contact spot by Joule`s heat under high current flow may result in the softening or welding of the contact materials. Contact resistances of Ag, Cu and Al spot contacts have been observed under the current flow of up to 300A DC. The contact resistances of Ag and Cu with clean surfaces were revealed to be kept constant independent of the magnitude of the applied current flow. On the other hand, contact resistances of Al and Cu with oxidized surfaces were greatly reduced with the increasing current flow. 7 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Experiments on the injection of a circular jet into a wake of an airfoil. Mean flow properties; Tsubasa no koryuchu ni fukidasareru enkei funryu ni kansuru jikken. Heikinryu no tokusei

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    Yamada, H.; Komori, N. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Nakamura, I. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-01-25

    This paper reports the result obtained when a circular jet was injected into a wake of a two-dimensional symmetrical airfoil in a uniform air current and when the three-dimensional mixing process in the jet was examined. In these experiments, the attack angle ({alpha}) of the airfoil was set to 0{degree} and 5{degree}, and the circular jet was injected from near the trailing edge of the airfoil to the airfoil surface. The relative velocity distribution of the mean jet velocity to the wake is axisymmetric and almost coincides with the Gaussian distribution (reported by Mr. Ishigaki) for a two-dimensional free jet. The maximum relative velocity of the jet and the state of attenuation vary depending on the ambient wake field. In relative velocity distribution, the half-value width in the Y direction (perpendicular to the uniform flow direction and airfoil width direction) and Z direction (perpendicular to the uniform flow direction and Y direction) has hardly any difference when {alpha} is 0{degree}. The half-value width in the Z direction is slightly higher than that in the Y direction when {alpha} is 5{degree}. In this case, the jet is extended near the center in the Z direction. 15 refs., 14 figs.

  12. Thermal infrared spectra of surface rocks. Comparison of in the laboratory, in situ, and remote sensing data; Chihyo ganseki no netsusekigaiiki bunko tokusei. Chijo sokutei data to remote sensing data no hikaku

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    Ninomiya, Y.; Matsunaga, T. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    An ASTER (advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer) is one of the image sensors. It is to be installed in an earth survey polar orbit platform satellite, EOS-AM1, which is to be launched in 1998, and it is going to start its operation. Data observed by the thermal infrared remote sensing of ASTER include the spectral emissivity, and the spectral emission reflectivity which is expressed by the function of temperature. It is required to overcome technical problems how to extract the spectral emissivity from the observed data. The spectral emissivity extracted from the remote sensing data by the MMD method, measured for samples collected in Cuprite area, Nevada, and/or measured at sampled points were compared to each other and discussed. The hemisphere spectral reflectivity, which is indirect spectral emissivity, agreed well with the direct spectral emissivity. Data suggesting the establishment of Kirchhoff`s law were obtained even for the weathered samples. The spectral emissivity derived from the remote sensing data by the MMD method was in harmony with the spectral characteristics measured strictly on the ground. 14 refs., 3 figs.

  13. Development of a method to measure unsaturated permeation properties of coarse grained material for rock filled dam (rock material); Rock fill dam soryuzai (rock zai) no fuhowa shinto tokusei sokuteiho no kaihatsu

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    Shikata, U. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)

    2000-05-10

    For discussion on safety during sudden water level drop in a rock filled dam for an adjusting reservoir of a pumped-storage power plant, non-steady permeation flow is analyzed, level of water remaining in the bank in the upperstream rock zone is estimated, and the safety factor is calculated under that water level condition. Saturated and unsaturated permeation properties of coarse grained materials such as rock material required in analyzing the non-steady permeation flow have no analysis records, hence they have been set by using the experience of the past. The present study is purposed for establishing a method to estimate from indoor experiments the saturated and unsaturated permeation properties of the rock material having equivalent grain size as the actual material, using rock type, density and grain size as the varying factors. The study is also intended to confirm that a dam shape designed by using the derived result is economically superior to the shapes designed according to the conventional methods, and cost reduction effect can be obtained. Tests have never been performed on coarse grained materials, and there is no precedent in experimenting identification of permeation properties of materials having equivalent grain size as the actual material whose maximum particle diameter may reach several ten centimeters. As a result of experiments, a method was established nearly completely, which can identify in indoor experiments the unsaturated permeation properties of coarse grained materials. (NEDO)

  14. Effects of Cr, Mo, W, Mn and Ni on creep properties of 2. 25Cr-Mo-V rotor steel. 2. 25Cr-Mo-V tanko no creep tokusei ni oyobosu Cr, Mo, W, Mn oyobi Ni no eikyo

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    Kadoya, Y. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Takasago Research and Development Center); Kitai, T.; Matsuo, A.; Tsuji, I. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Azuma, T.; Tanaka, Y. (The Japan Steel Works Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Muroran Research Lab. ); Ikeda, Y. (The Japan Steel Works Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-08-01

    2.2SCr-Mo-V rotor steel is developed and put into practical use as a high and low pressure suitable rotor steel and the gas turbine disk materials. In this study, the creep experiments subjected to stresses of the levels of 220, 250 and 280 MPa at 565[degree]C for 2.25Cr-Mo-V steel were carried out, effect of the alloying elements on creep properties was examined, and effect of the alloying elements on the precipitation of carbides was investigated. Main results obtained were as follows: Cr, Ni and Mn additions decreased the creep rupture strength of 2.25Cr-Mo-V steel, and W addition increased the creep rupture strength. Mo addition did not give a remarkable change on the seep rupture strength. Ni addition up to 1.8% did not exert a significant effect on the creep rupture strength, and its addition more than that value remarkably decreased the creep rupture strength. 20 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. Preparation and applications of carbon film obtained by pulse-laser irradiation to polyimide; Polyimide eno pulse laser shosha ni yotte erareru tanso film to sono oyo

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    Endo, M.; Naito, K.; Ishibe, S.; Ueda, M.; Kasai, T. [Shinshu University, Nagano (Japan); Oshida, K. [Nagano National College of Technology, Nagano (Japan)

    1997-05-20

    Described in this report is a novel effort for forming conductive paths by directly carbonizing a high-polymer film by laser beam irradiation. In the experiment, a polymer film is attached onto a movable X-Y stage, accommodated in a chamber, and then exposed to 10Hz pulsed YAG laser irradiation. A polyimide film is chosen for the experiment because it is easily cabonized in an ordinary pyrolytic process for the realization of high crystallinity. The carbon is then subjected to microscopic scrutiny for its structural details under the FE-SEM and TEM. It is found as the result that possibilities are high that the thus-obtained carbon may be used for the construction of practical circuits. It is found also that carbonization advances with the passage of irradiation time in a nitrogen atmosphere and that the carbon layer does not grow in thickness in the ordinary atmosphere where oxidation occurs simultaneously with carbonization. It is expected that this technique will be applied to the formation of highly conductive paths because it allows the easy and proper deposition of nickel onto the carbonized paths. 10 refs., 9 figs.

  16. Survey of pollution-resistant plants and their cultivating techniques; Osen busshitsu taisei shokubutsu to sono shokusai gijutsu ni kansuru chosa

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    1997-03-01

    The reduction of forests due to environmental pollution has been surveyed, to investigate the pollution-resistant plants and solid microorganisms. In Japan, the blight of needle-leaf trees (pine and momi fir) and of Japanese oak has occurred, and blight of some other trees, such as wild cherry trees, Japanese apricot trees, birch, Japanese cedar, cypress and bamboo, has been reported from various regions. In this article, plants reported to be resistant to pollutants are listed, and the physiological features of these plants are described. Furthermore, to develop pollution-resistant plants, reports relating to clarification of the mechanism of resistance development and the genes involved are reviewed. Microorganisms which symbioses for roots support these root functions. They also suppress the activity of pathogenic microorganisms and improve the environment around the roots, thus helping plants to grow normally. The roles played by symbiotic microorganisms and how to utilize these organisms are discussed. Their functions in coping with acid rain and heavy metal pollution, and how to utilize such functions are also discussed. 707 refs., 13 figs., 13 tabs.

  17. Wind-induced cable vibrations and countermeasures of cables of PC cable-stayed bridge. PC syachokyo keburu no kaze ni yoru shindo to sono taisaku

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    Yoneda, M. (Kawada Industries Inc., Tokyo (Japan))

    1994-05-01

    In recent years, long span of cable-stayed bridges is remarkable. The wind-induced cable vibration called as line vibration and wake galloping was given as an important problem not only in the steel cable-stayed bridges but also in the PC cable-stayed bridges. The technical engineers in design of the cable-stayed bridges have many times to confront the problems on the vibration control of cables, it is considered that sufficient understand of the wind-induced vibration and countermeasures for cables of the PC cable-stayed bridges is necessary. Many reports on the countermeasure examples and trend of vibration control centred on cables of the cable-stayed bridges have been published. In this paper, the wind-induced vibration of cables in the cable-stayed bridges was reviewed, the examples of countermeasures of vibration control on cables in the PC cable-stayed bridges was mainly introduced. The remaining tasks and future prospects on vibration control of the PC cable-stayed bridges were described. 14 refs., 13 figs., 4 tabs.

  18. Control means of the aerodynamic vibration occured in Parallel of PC cable-stayed bridge; PC shachokyo heiretsu keburu no taifu seishin taisaku to sono koka

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    Sato, H. [Public Works Research Inst., Tsukuba (Japan); Takeda, T.; Mukai, H. [Kajima Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Oikawa, K. [SE Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-01-30

    In recent years, the techniques for the typical PC bridges shown in the title have been considerably developed in Japan. However, occurrence of characteristic vibrations of the parallel cables even at relatively low wind speeds are observed in many cases, for which an effective control means is inevitably required. In this report, an investigation of tests on effectiveness of 4 kinds of vibration control means carried out in a wind tunnel and its results are described. In the test, an elastic model of 3-dimension was used for 5 test cases including a case without any control means, and each case was explained and examined in detail. It was revealed that for a damping system, a considerably large damping effect was necessary to restraint the wake galloping, and the cable distance selected to be 1.5 times smaller or 6 times larger than the cable diameter was effective, and while vibration control wires were effective, the adjustment of the cable vibration frequency was ineffective. It was also pointed out that a further verification would be necessary for the latter 2 control systems as no enough experience was yet accumulated in the actual service. 13 refs., 16 figs., 6 tabs.

  19. Sono-coprecipitation synthesis and physicochemical characterization of CdO-ZnO nanophotocatalyst for removal of acid orange 7 from wastewater.

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    Margan, Payam; Haghighi, Mohammad

    2018-01-01

    In this research, CdO-ZnO nano-photocatalysts were synthesized in various compositions by ultrasound assisted co-precipitation method. The samples were investigated via analyses of XRD, FESEM, BET, DRS, FTIR and EDX dot mapping to determine the physical, chemical and optical properties of the nanocomposites. Successful synthesis of CdO-ZnO photocatalyst in crystalline form was confirmed by XRD analysis resulting lower crystallite sizes for ZnO compared to CdO in the composites. The FESEM analysis demonstrated a nanostructured catalyst with a distinct decrease in particle size by addition of CdO to ZnO photocatalyst. The particle size distribution analysis determined an average particle size of 67.9 for the CdO25ZnO75-SCP sample. According to EDX dot mapping results, the Cd dispersion has been enhanced for the case of sonicated samples. Consequently, these cases have represented higher BET surface area results. Degradation of azo dye from synthetic wastewater was performed in order to evaluate the photocatalytic activity of the samples. The characterization analyses along with the performance tests concluded better properties in the case of ultrasound assisted co-precipitation. The investigation of various compositions resulted the best performance for CdO50ZnO50-SCP nanophotocatalyst reporting 69% of contaminant degradation during 140min of the experiment. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Fuel cell power generation system, nitrogen purging method and temperature elevation method. Nenryo denchi hatsuden system oyobi sono chisso purge hoho narabini shoon hoho

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    Iwasa, N. (Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)); Taguma, Y. (Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

    1991-11-18

    Nitrogen is purged from the upstream side of the desulfurizer when the system is shut down in the case with the conventional fuel cell power generation system, but the purging of nitrogen in the adsorber takes time because the normal temperature adsorption type catalyst (desulfurizing catalyst) used for the desulfurizer has a characteristic of adsorbing hydrocarbon fuel. This invention relates to the fuel cell power generation system in which the nitrogen supply pipe to be connected to the nitrogen device is provided at the downstream side of the desulfurizer through a shut-off valve which is opened at the shutdown time of the system for reformaer nitrogen purging from the downstream side of the desulfurizer. As a result, nitrogen can be purged in a short time without causing carbon deposition. In addition, effective temperature elevation can be made in a short time with no carbon deposition because the temperature of the reformer is raised by opening the shut-off valve at the start-up time of the system for the supply of nitrogen to the reformer from the downstream side of the desulfurizer. 4 figs.