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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909209/reuse-of-bituminous-pavements-a-mini-review-of-research-regulations-and-modelling
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Joke Anthonissen, Wim Van den Bergh, Johan Braet
Bituminous pavement can be recycled - even multiple times - by reusing it in new bituminous mixtures. If the mechanical properties of the binder get worse, this reclaimed asphalt is often used in the sub-structure of the road. Apparently, up till now, no end-of-life phase exists for the material. Actually, defining the end-of-life and the end-of-waste stage of a material is important for life cycle assessment modelling. Various standards and scientific studies on modelling life cycle assessment are known, but the crucial stages are not yet defined for reclaimed asphalt pavement...
November 30, 2016: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883315/the-need-for-accurate-risk-prediction-models-for-road-mapping-shared-decision-making-and-care-planning-for-the-elderly-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Marijke Stryckers, Evi V Nagler, Wim Van Biesen
As people age, chronic kidney disease becomes more common, but it rarely leads to end-stage kidney disease. When it does, the choice between dialysis and conservative care can be daunting, as much depends on life expectancy and personal expectations of medical care. Shared decision making implies adequately informing patients about their options, and facilitating deliberation of the available information, such that decisions are tailored to the individual's values and preferences. Accurate estimations of one's risk of progression to end-stage kidney disease and death with or without dialysis are essential for shared decision making to be effective...
November 1, 2016: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879497/the-differential-diagnosis-between-natural-death-and-homicide-an-everlasting-challenge-for-the-forensic-pathologist-an-exemplar-case-report
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Alessandro di Luca, Valentino de Matteis, Antonio Marcelli, Matteo Polacco, Vincenzo L Pascali, Antonio Oliva
Most of the work performed by the forensic expert is to find proof for different plausible hypotheses that may be used in a trial to serve justice purposes when the "identity" of a case is already unveiled. Yet the previous phase of the investigation is also of great importance, and sometimes (like in the presented case), it represents the core element of the entire investigation. The appropriate determination of the differential diagnosis between a natural death and a death of forensic interest (ie, homicide) is the first and crucial step in the classification of a case...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834924/traffic-management-for-emergency-vehicle-priority-based-on-visual-sensing
#4
Kapileswar Nellore, Gerhard P Hancke
Vehicular traffic is endlessly increasing everywhere in the world and can cause terrible traffic congestion at intersections. Most of the traffic lights today feature a fixed green light sequence, therefore the green light sequence is determined without taking the presence of the emergency vehicles into account. Therefore, emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police cars, fire engines, etc. stuck in a traffic jam and delayed in reaching their destination can lead to loss of property and valuable lives. This paper presents an approach to schedule emergency vehicles in traffic...
November 10, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809285/design-and-analysis-of-a-beacon-less-routing-protocol-for-large-volume-content-dissemination-in-vehicular-ad-hoc-networks
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Miao Hu, Zhangdui Zhong, Minming Ni, Andrea Baiocchi
Large volume content dissemination is pursued by the growing number of high quality applications for Vehicular Ad hoc NETworks(VANETs), e.g., the live road surveillance service and the video-based overtaking assistant service. For the highly dynamical vehicular network topology, beacon-less routing protocols have been proven to be efficient in achieving a balance between the system performance and the control overhead. However, to the authors' best knowledge, the routing design for large volume content has not been well considered in the previous work, which will introduce new challenges, e...
November 1, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801878/air-pollution-exposure-in-relation-to-the-commute-to-school-a-bradford-uk-case-study
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Kim N Dirks, Judith Y T Wang, Amirul Khan, Christopher Rushton
Walking School Buses (WSBs) provide a safe alternative to being driven to school. Children benefit from the contribution the exercise provides towards their daily exercise target, it gives children practical experience with respect to road safety and it helps to relieve traffic congestion around the entrance to their school. Walking routes are designed largely based in road safety considerations, catchment need and the availability of parent support. However, little attention is given to the air pollution exposure experienced by children during their journey to school, despite the commuting microenvironment being an important contributor to a child's daily air pollution exposure...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801794/sensor-location-problem-optimization-for-traffic-network-with-different-spatial-distributions-of-traffic-information
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Xu Bao, Haijian Li, Lingqiao Qin, Dongwei Xu, Bin Ran, Jian Rong
To obtain adequate traffic information, the density of traffic sensors should be sufficiently high to cover the entire transportation network. However, deploying sensors densely over the entire network may not be realistic for practical applications due to the budgetary constraints of traffic management agencies. This paper describes several possible spatial distributions of traffic information credibility and proposes corresponding different sensor information credibility functions to describe these spatial distribution properties...
October 27, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801793/identification-of-vape-shops-in-two-north-carolina-counties-an-approach-for-states-without-retailer-licensing
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Joseph G L Lee, Heather D'Angelo, Jaleel D Kuteh, Ryan J Martin
Stores that sell electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as their primary product are a new phenomenon and often termed "vape shops". While vape shops are now regulated by state and federal agencies, not all states maintain lists of vape shops in operation. Standard ways of identifying tobacco retailers through off-premise alcohol permits and business listing services may not identify vape shops. We used four online business listing services (i.e., Google Maps, ReferenceUSA, YellowPages.com, Yelp) to identify vape shops in two counties in North Carolina (NC)...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792946/method-for-selection-of-optimal-road-safety-composite-index-with-examples-from-dea-and-topsis-method
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Miroslav Rosić, Dalibor Pešić, Dragoslav Kukić, Boris Antić, Milan Božović
Concept of composite road safety index is a popular and relatively new concept among road safety experts around the world. As there is a constant need for comparison among different units (countries, municipalities, roads, etc.) there is need to choose an adequate method which will make comparison fair to all compared units. Usually comparisons using one specific indicator (parameter which describes safety or unsafety) can end up with totally different ranking of compared units which is quite complicated for decision maker to determine "real best performers"...
October 25, 2016: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790517/isolated-mesenteric-vascular-injury-following-blunt-abdominal-trauma-leading-to-massive-segmental-gangrene-of-small-gut-a-case-report
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Sibabrata Kar, Vandana Mohapatra, Pratap Kumar Rath
Isolated mesenteric vascular injury following blunt abdominal trauma as a result of road traffic accidents is rare. Delay in reaching hospital, delay in diagnosis, or late operative intervention could lead to increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stay and even mortality. We herein report a case of such injury with subsequent massive segmental small bowel infarction. The patient was referred to our institute ten hours after the alleged accident. Resection of the infarcted bowel segment with end-to-end anastomosis was done...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774098/social-media-meets-big-urban-data-a-case-study-of-urban-waterlogging-analysis
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Ningyu Zhang, Huajun Chen, Jiaoyan Chen, Xi Chen
With the design and development of smart cities, opportunities as well as challenges arise at the moment. For this purpose, lots of data need to be obtained. Nevertheless, circumstances vary in different cities due to the variant infrastructures and populations, which leads to the data sparsity. In this paper, we propose a transfer learning method for urban waterlogging disaster analysis, which provides the basis for traffic management agencies to generate proactive traffic operation strategies in order to alleviate congestion...
2016: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770712/effects-of-noise-on-telephone-calls-to-the-madrid-regional-medical-emergency-service-summa-112
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Rocío Carmona, Cristina Linares, Cristina Ortiz, Blanca Vázquez, Julio Díaz
BACKGROUND: Although the effects of noise on population morbidity and mortality have been observed both in the short and long term, the morbidity and mortality indicators used to date have not enabled information on such health effects to be accessed in real time. At an international level, there are relatively few studies, mostly recent, which have considered an alternative indicator, such as the demand for medical attention provided by emergency services, taking into account environmental factors other than noise...
January 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756456/river-blindness-mathematical-models-for-control-and-elimination
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M G Basáñez, M Walker, H C Turner, L E Coffeng, S J de Vlas, W A Stolk
Human onchocerciasis (river blindness) is one of the few neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) whose control strategies have been informed by mathematical modelling. With the change in focus from elimination of the disease burden to elimination of Onchocerca volvulus, much remains to be done to refine, calibrate and validate existing models. Under the impetus of the NTD Modelling Consortium, the teams that developed EPIONCHO and ONCHOSIM have joined forces to compare and improve these frameworks to better assist ongoing elimination efforts...
2016: Advances in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747155/first-findings-of-trichinella-spiralis-and-dna-of-echinococcus-multilocularis-in-wild-raccoon-dogs-in-the-netherlands
#14
Miriam Maas, Sanne van den End, Annika van Roon, Jaap Mulder, Frits Franssen, Cecile Dam-Deisz, Margriet Montizaan, Joke van der Giessen
The recent invasion of the raccoon dog in the Netherlands may be associated with the risk of introduction and spread of zoonotic pathogens. The aim of this study was to assess whether Echinococcus multilocularis and Trichinella spp. infections are present in Dutch raccoon dogs. Between 2013 and 2014, nine raccoon dogs, mainly road kills, were collected for necropsies. One raccoon dog tested repeatedly positive in the qPCR for E. multilocularis. The positive raccoon dog was collected in the province of Flevoland, which is not a known endemic region for E...
December 2016: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739538/alzheimer-disease-biomarkers-of-ad-risk-the-end-of-the-road-for-plasma-amyloid-%C3%AE
#15
Heather Wood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729441/estimating-the-burden-of-injury-in-urban-and-rural-sudan-in-2008
#16
Safa Abdalla, Suad Ahmed, Zeinab Swareldahab, Kavi Bhalla
BACKGROUND: Sudan has been undergoing demographic and social changes that could have a tangible impact on population injury rates. However, reliable estimates of injury epidemiology are lacking. We aimed to estimate injury incidence and mortality in urban and rural Sudan, using existing data sources. METHODS: We used the 2008 national census mortality data with mortuary data to construct unintentional and intentional injury mortality estimates in urban and rural areas...
October 11, 2016: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726996/end-of-life-in-the-railway-sector-analysis-of-recyclability-and-recoverability-for-different-vehicle-case-studies
#17
Massimo Delogu, Francesco Del Pero, Lorenzo Berzi, Marco Pierini, Davide Bonaffini
The railway system represents one of the most resource-efficient answer to our ever-growing demand for transport service and the development trends for the following years forecast a substantial increase in this sector. Considering the European Union, rolling stock realizes a significant share of both goods and passengers carriage while it is responsible for a derisory quota of environmental impact and energy consumption involved by transportation. Contrary to the low environmental impact, the amount of End-of-Life (EoL) waste generated by rolling stocks in relation to the number of vehicles is notable, much greater than in the case of road vehicles...
October 7, 2016: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722781/lung-function-in-asphalt-pavers-a-longitudinal-study
#18
Bente Ulvestad, Britt Grethe Randem, Øivind Skare, Trond Mogens Aaløkken, Georg Karl Myranek, Karine Elihn, May Brit Lund
PURPOSE: To study longitudinal changes in lung function in asphalt pavers and a reference group of road maintenance workers, and to detect possible signs of lung disease by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans. METHODS: Seventy-five asphalt pavers and 71 road maintenance workers were followed up with questionnaires and measurements of lung function. Not every worker was tested every year, but most of them had four or more measurement points. The 75 asphalt pavers were also invited to have HRCT scans of the lungs at the end of the follow-up period...
October 8, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714800/sustained-user-engagement-in-health-information-technology-the-long-road-from-implementation-to-system-optimization-of-computerized-physician-order-entry-and-clinical-decision-support-systems-for-prescribing-in-hospitals-in-england
#19
Kathrin M Cresswell, Lisa Lee, Hajar Mozaffar, Robin Williams, Aziz Sheikh
OBJECTIVE: To explore and understand approaches to user engagement through investigating the range of ways in which health care workers and organizations accommodated the introduction of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and computerized decision support (CDS) for hospital prescribing. STUDY SETTING: Six hospitals in England, United Kingdom. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative case study. DATA COLLECTION: We undertook qualitative semi-structured interviews, non-participant observations of meetings and system use, and collected organizational documents over three time periods from six hospitals...
October 7, 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713924/empirical-observations-of-the-spawning-migration-of-european-eels-the-long-and-dangerous-road-to-the-sargasso-sea
#20
David Righton, Håkan Westerberg, Eric Feunteun, Finn Økland, Patrick Gargan, Elsa Amilhat, Julian Metcalfe, Javier Lobon-Cervia, Niklas Sjöberg, Janek Simon, Anthony Acou, Marisa Vedor, Alan Walker, Thomas Trancart, Uwe Brämick, Kim Aarestrup
The spawning migration of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) to the Sargasso Sea is one of the greatest animal migrations. However, the duration and route of the migration remain uncertain. Using fishery data from 20 rivers across Europe, we show that most eels begin their oceanic migration between August and December. We used electronic tagging techniques to map the oceanic migration from eels released from four regions in Europe. Of 707 eels tagged, we received 206 data sets. Many migrations ended soon after release because of predation events, but we were able to reconstruct in detail the migration routes of >80 eels...
October 2016: Science Advances
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