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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776158/clusters-in-nonsmooth-oscillator-networks
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Rachel Nicks, Lucie Chambon, Stephen Coombes
For coupled oscillator networks with Laplacian coupling, the master stability function (MSF) has proven a particularly powerful tool for assessing the stability of the synchronous state. Using tools from group theory, this approach has recently been extended to treat more general cluster states. However, the MSF and its generalizations require the determination of a set of Floquet multipliers from variational equations obtained by linearization around a periodic orbit. Since closed form solutions for periodic orbits are invariably hard to come by, the framework is often explored using numerical techniques...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766424/effect-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-on-the-accumulation-and-distribution-of-arsenate-in-daphnia-magna-in-the-presence-of-an-algal-food
#2
Zhuanxi Luo, Mengting Li, Zhenhong Wang, Jinli Li, Jianhua Guo, Ricki R Rosenfeldt, Frank Seitz, Changzhou Yan
The impact of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nano-TiO2 ) on the bioavailability of metals in aquatic filter-feeding organisms has rarely been investigated, especially in the presence of algae as a food source. In this study, we quantified the accumulation and subcellular distribution of arsenate (AsV ) in Daphnia magna in the presence of nano-TiO2 and a green alga (Scenedesmus obliquus) food source. Results showed that S. obliquus significantly increased the accumulation of total arsenic (As) and titanium (Ti) in D...
May 15, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721676/enhanced-hypocrellin-production-via-coexpression-of-alpha-amylase-and-hemoglobin-genes-in-shiraia-bambusicola
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Ruijie Gao, Huaxiang Deng, Zhengbing Guan, Xiangru Liao, Yujie Cai
Shiraia bambusicola is an important and valuable macrofungus and hypocrellins are its main secondary metabolites which have been widely applied in many medical fields. However, during SSF process of this filamentous fungus, use ratio of corn substrate and dissolved oxygen supply are two main limiting factors, which influence production cost, yield and product quality. To solve these problems, overexpressions of amy365-1 and vgb in S. bambusicola were investigated and three overexpression transformants were constructed...
May 2, 2018: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703664/malaria-in-pregnancy-a-call-for-a-safe-efficient-and-patient-centred-approach-to-first-trimester-treatment
#4
V Bhargavi Rao, Tomas O Jensen, B Carolina Jimenez, Jo Robays, Estrella Lasry, Esther Sterk, Martin de Smet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689459/the-midwifery-services-framework-lessons-learned-from-the-initial-stages-of-implementation-in-six-countries
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Shantanu Garg, Nester T Moyo, Andrea Nove, Martha Bokosi
In 2015, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) launched the Midwifery Services Framework (MSF): an evidence-based tool to guide countries through the process of improving their sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health services through strengthening and developing the midwifery workforce. The MSF is aligned with key global architecture for sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health and human resources for health. This third in a series of three papers describes the experience of starting to implement the MSF in the first six countries that requested ICM support to adopt the tool, and the lessons learned during these early stages of implementation...
April 11, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688108/a-novel-workplace-based-assessment-for-competency-based-decisions-and-learner-feedback
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Patricia J Hicks, Melissa J Margolis, Carol L Carraccio, Brian E Clauser, Kathleen Donnelly, H Barrett Fromme, Kimberly A Gifford, Sue E Poynter, Daniel J Schumacher, Alan Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Increased recognition of the importance of competency-based education and assessment has led to the need for practical and reliable methods to assess relevant skills in the workplace. METHODS: A novel milestone-based workplace assessment system was implemented in 15 pediatrics residency programs. The system provided: (1) web-based multisource feedback (MSF) and structured clinical observation (SCO) instruments that could be completed on any computer or mobile device; and (2) monthly feedback reports that included competency-level scores and recommendations for improvement...
April 24, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658812/late-chronotype-and-high-social-jetlag-are-associated-with-burnout-in-evening-shift-workers-assessment-using-the-chinese-version-mctq-shift
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Wan-Ju Cheng, Liang-Wen Hang
Chronotypes are associated with shift work tolerance and sleep in shift workers, and sleep mediates the impact of shift work on mental health. However, the role of chronotype in the association between shift work and mental health has not been clarified. In this study, we aimed to examine the association between chronotype and burnout in shift workers, using the validated Munich ChronoType Questionnaire for shift workers (MCTQshift ). A total of 288 shift workers with irregular shift frequencies were recruited and completed the Chinese-version MCTQshift and the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ)...
April 16, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619358/forces-required-to-pull-the-superficial-fascia-in-facelifts
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Jin Suk Byun, Kun Hwang, Sang Yun Lee, Jae Min Song, Hun Kim
Purpose: The aims of this study were to characterize the histology of the sideburn and cheek area and to measure the force required to pull the superficial fascia (SF) of Asians in facelift procedures. Methods: The hemiface of a formalin-fixed Korean male adult cadaver (77 years old) was used to study the histology of the sideburn and cheek area. In 42 patients during facelift procedures, the force needed to pull the overlying skin at the midpoint between the sideburn and nasolabial fold 2 mm was measured using a tensiometer...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608254/pretreatment-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-predicts-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-receiving-definitive-radiation-and-chemoradiation-in-taiwan
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Ping Ching Pai, Chi Cheng Chuang, Wen Ching Chuang, Ngan Ming Tsang, Chen Kan Tseng, Kuan Hung Chen, Tzu Chen Yen, Chien Yu Lin, Kai Ping Chang, Kin Fong Lei
We aimed to determine whether body composition assessment before treatment can predict outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). All 881 patients with locoregional head and neck cancer treated with curative intent radiotherapy (RT) between 2005 and 2012 were retrospectively investigated. Body composition was analyzed via pre-RT planning computed tomography (CT) images. Subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and skeletal muscle (SM) indices were measured cross-sectionally at the level of the third thoracic vertebra...
April 2, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599819/the-new-who-decision-making-framework-on-vaccine-use-in-acute-humanitarian-emergencies-msf-experience-in-minkaman-south-sudan
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Monica Rull, Sophie Masson, Nicolas Peyraud, Marco Simonelli, Alexandre Ventura, Claire Dorion, Francisco J Luquero, Florent Uzzeni, Iza Cigleneki
Introduction: The main causes of death during population movements can be prevented by addressing the population's basic needs. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a framework for decision making to help prioritize vaccinations in acute humanitarian emergencies. This article describes MSF's experience of applying this framework in addition to addressing key population needs in a displacement setting in Minkaman, South Sudan. Case description: Military clashes broke out in South Sudan in December 2013...
2018: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589106/macular-buckle-technique-in-myopic-traction-maculopathy-a-16-year-review-of-the-literature-and-a-comparison-with-vitreous-surgery
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Micol Alkabes, Carlos Mateo
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to review anatomical and functional outcomes following macular buckling (MB) in high myopia and to compare such results with those obtained by pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). METHODS: PubMed articles on MB in high myopia (2000-2016) were reviewed. Main outcomes included retinal reattachment and macular hole (MH) closure rates, resolution of myopic foveoschisis (MFS), and postoperative visual acuity. RESULTS: Thirty-one articles included 16 in patients with retinal detachment due to MH (MHRD group), 11 in MFS with or without foveal detachment (MFS group), and 4 in MH patients with MFS (MH-MFS group)...
March 28, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553434/pain-management-during-labour-at-the-el-emarati-hospital-a-clinical-audit
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Reem Y Dabbour, Tayseer A Hassan, Maha S Faqawi, Bettina Böttcher
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the practice of pain management for women in labour at El-Emarati Hospital in Rafah, Gaza Strip, and to compare this management with the guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). METHODS: A data collection sheet was prepared and completed for each patient admitted to the delivery room. Patients were enrolled consecutively between Feb 1 and April 1, 2016. Data collection sheets, based on NICE guidelines, were completed by the audit team (TAH, MSF, and RYA)...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550556/boron-evaporation-in-thermally-driven-seawater-desalination-effect-of-temperature-and-operating-conditions
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A Alpatova, A Alsaadi, N Ghaffour
The volatilization of boron in thermal desalination processes, namely multi-stage flash (MSF) and air-gap membrane distillation (AGMD) was investigated for the first time. This phenomenon was observed at feed temperatures above 55 °C in both studied processes. In simulated MSF process with two feeds, model boric acid and Red Sea water, boron concentration in distillate increased with feed temperature increase from 55 °C to 104 °C because of the increase in boric acid vapor pressure. Salinity and pH were the main factors controlling boron evaporation...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549171/inter-rater-and-intrarater-reliability-of-the-south-african-triage-scale-in-low-resource-settings-of-haiti-and-afghanistan
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Mohammed Dalwai, Katie Tayler-Smith, Michèle Twomey, Masood Nasim, Abdul Qayum Popal, Waliul Haq Haqdost, Olivia Gayraud, Sophia Cheréstal, Lee Wallis, Pola Valles
OBJECTIVE: The South African Triage Scale (SATS) has demonstrated good validity in the EDs of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported sites in Afghanistan and Haiti; however, corresponding reliability in these settings has not yet been reported on. This study set out to assess the inter-rater and intrarater reliability of the SATS in four MSF-supported EDs in Afghanistan and Haiti (two trauma-only EDs and two mixed (including both medical and trauma cases) EDs). METHODS: Under classroom conditions between December 2013 and February 2014, ED nurses at each site assigned triage ratings to a set of context-specific vignettes (written case reports of ED patients)...
March 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547646/bioinformatic-analysis-of-meningococcal-msf-and-opc-to-inform-vaccine-antigen-design
#15
Clio A Andreae, Richard B Sessions, Mumtaz Virji, Darryl J Hill
Neisseria meningitidis is an antigenically and genetically variable Gram-negative bacterium and a causative agent of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia. Meningococci encode many outer membrane proteins, including Opa, Opc, Msf, fHbp and NadA, identified as being involved in colonisation of the host and evasion of the immune response. Although vaccines are available for the prevention of some types of meningococcal disease, none currently offer universal protection. We have used sequences within the Neisseria PubMLST database to determine the variability of msf and opc in 6,500 isolates...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511602/infectious-disease-risk-and-vaccination-in-northern-syria-after-5-years-of-civil-war-the-msf-experience
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Alan de Lima Pereira, Rosamund Southgate, Hikmet Ahmed, Penelope O'Connor, Vanessa Cramond, Annick Lenglet
Introduction: In 2015, following an influx of population into Kobanê in northern Syria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in collaboration with the Kobanê Health Administration (KHA) initiated primary healthcare activities. A vaccination coverage survey and vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) risk analysis were undertaken to clarify the VPD risk and vaccination needs. This was followed by a measles Supplementary Immunization Activity (SIA). We describe the methods and results used for this prioritisation activity around vaccination in Kobanê in 2015...
February 2, 2018: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486240/under-diagnosis-of-rickettsial-disease-in-clinical-practice-a-systematic-review
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Louise E van Eekeren, Sophia G de Vries, Jiri F P Wagenaar, René Spijker, Martin P Grobusch, Abraham Goorhuis
BACKGROUND: Rickettsial diseases present as acute febrile illnesses, sometimes with inoculation eschars. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of studies published between 1997 and 2017 to assess the underestimation of non-eschar rickettsial disease (NERD) relative to eschar rickettsial disease (ERD), as a cause of acute fever in patients with rickettsial diseases that commonly present with eschar(s): scrub typhus (ST), Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF), and African tick-bite fever...
March 1, 2018: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478041/processing-multisource-feedback-during-residency-under-the-guidance-of-a-non-medical-coach
#18
Caroline A M Buis, Marina A W Eckenhausen, Olle Ten Cate
Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate residents' preferences in dealing with personal multi-source feedback (MSF) reports with or without the support of a coach. Methods: Residents employed for at least half a year in the study hospital were eligible to participate. All 43 residents opting to discuss their MSF report with a psychologist-coach before discussing results with the program director were included. Semi-structured interviews were conducted following individual coaching sessions...
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470643/diurnal-semidiurnal-and-fortnightly-tidal-components-in-orthotidal-proglacial-rivers
#19
Andrei-Emil Briciu
The orthotidal rivers are a new concept referring to inland rivers influenced by gravitational tides through the groundwater tides. "Orthotidal signals" is intended to describe tidal signals found in inland streamwaters (with no oceanic input); these tidal signals were locally generated and then exported into streamwaters. Here, we show that orthotidal signals can be found in proglacial rivers due to the gravitational tides affecting the glaciers and their surrounding areas. The gravitational tides act on glacier through earth and atmospheric tides, while the subglacial water is affected in a manner similar to the groundwater tides...
February 22, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462942/performance-and-fouling-study-of-asymmetric-pvdf-membrane-applied-in-the-concentration-of-organic-fertilizer-by-direct-contact-membrane-distillation-dcmd
#20
Yanfei Liu, Tonghu Xiao, Chenghuan Bao, Jifei Zhang, Xing Yang
This study proposes using membrane distillation (MD) as an alternative to the conventional multi-stage flushing (MSF) process to concentrate a semi-product of organic fertilizer. By applying a unique asymmetric polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane, which was specifically designed for MD applications using a nonsolvent thermally induced phase separation (NTIPS) method, the direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) performance was investigated in terms of its sustainability in permeation flux, fouling resistance, and anti-wetting properties...
February 16, 2018: Membranes
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