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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441153/discharge-criteria-for-the-late-preterm-infant-a-review-of-the-literature
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Jenny M Quinn, Marteen Sparks, Sheila M Gephart
BACKGROUND: Standardized late preterm infant (LPI) discharge criteria ensure best practice and help guide the neonatal provider to determine the appropriate level of care following birth. However, the location can vary from the well newborn setting to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to examine differences in LPI discharge criteria between the well newborn setting and the NICU by answering the clinical questions, "What are the recommended discharge criteria for the LPI and do they differ if admitted to the well newborn setting versus the NICU?" SEARCH STRATEGY: Databases searched include CINAHL, TRIP, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library...
April 24, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411731/take-over-again-investigating-multimodal-and-directional-tors-to-get-the-driver-back-into-the-loop
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Sebastiaan Petermeijer, Pavlo Bazilinskyy, Klaus Bengler, Joost de Winter
When a highly automated car reaches its operational limits, it needs to provide a take-over request (TOR) in order for the driver to resume control. The aim of this simulator-based study was to investigate the effects of TOR modality and left/right directionality on drivers' steering behaviour when facing a head-on collision without having received specific instructions regarding the directional nature of the TORs. Twenty-four participants drove three sessions in a highly automated car, each session with a different TOR modality (auditory, vibrotactile, and auditory-vibrotactile)...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391113/tracers-as-invisible-evidence-the-transfer-and-persistence-of-flock-fibres-during-a-car-exchange
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Ana Slot, Jaap van der Weerd, Martin Roos, Martin Baiker, Reinoud D Stoel, Matthijs C Zuidberg
This study assessed the recovery of flock fibres used as a tracer in a car exchange scenario. Flock fibres were deposited onto a car seat (or model thereof) and their transfer and persistence was investigated after a real or simulated car exchange. The overall aim of this study was to achieve an optimal use of flock fibres as tracers, i.e. to be able to select a fit-for-purpose flock fibre, to be able to predict the amount of flock fibres to be recovered from crime related items, and to be able to use these numbers to exclude accidental uptake...
March 23, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385953/a-randomised-safety-promotion-intervention-trial-among-low-income-families-with-toddlers
#4
Yan Wang, Andrea C Gielen, Laurence S Magder, Erin R Hager, Maureen M Black
BACKGROUND: Toddler-aged children are vulnerable to unintentional injuries, especially those in low-income families. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of an intervention grounded in social cognitive theory (SCT) on the reduction of home safety problems among low-income families with toddlers. METHODS: 277 low-income mother-toddler dyads were randomised into a safety promotion intervention (n=91) or an attention-control group (n=186)...
April 6, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332863/male-and-female-worldsid-and-post-mortem-human-subject-responses-in-full-scale-vehicle-tests
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Narayan Yoganandan, John Humm, Frank Pintar, Heather Rhule, Kevin Moorhouse, Brian Suntay, Jim Stricklin, Rodney Rudd, Matthew Craig
Structured ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the responses of male and female WorldSID dummies with post mortem human subject (PMHS) responses in full-scale vehicle tests. METHODS: Tests were conducted according to the FMVSS-214 protocols and using the United States Side impact New Car Assessment Program change in velocity to match PMHS experiments, published earlier. Moving deformable barrier (MDB) tests were conducted with the male and female surrogates in the left front and left rear seats...
March 23, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289464/the-influence-of-parental-education-and-other-socio-economic-factors-on-child-car-seat-use
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Mateja Rok Simon, Aleš Korošec, Marjan Bilban
INTRODUCTION: The behaviour of parents in ensuring car passenger safety for their children is associated with socio-economic (SE) status of the family; however, the influence of parental education has rarely been researched and the findings are contradictory. The aim of the study was to clarify whether parental education influences the use of a child car seat during short rides. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in outpatient clinics for children's healthcare across Slovenia...
March 1, 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216721/methodology-series-module-7-ecologic-studies-and-natural-experiments
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Maninder Singh Setia
In this module, we have discussed study designs that have not been covered in the previous modules - ecologic studies and natural experiments. In an ecologic study, the unit of analysis is a group or aggregate rather than the individual. It may be the characteristics of districts, states, or countries. For example, per capita income across countries, income quintiles across districts, and proportion of college graduates in states. If the data already exist (such as global measures and prevalence of diseases, data sets such as the National Family Health Survey, census data), then ecologic studies are cheap and data are easy to collect...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195706/piezoelectric-micro-and-nanostructured-fibers-fabricated-from-thermoplastic-nanocomposites-using-a-fiber-drawing-technique-comparative-study-and-potential-applications
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Xin Lu, Hang Qu, Maksim Skorobogatiy
We report an all-polymer flexible piezoelectric fiber that uses both judiciously chosen geometry and advanced materials in order to enhance fiber piezoelectric response. The microstructured/nanostructured fiber features a soft hollow polycarbonate core surrounded by a spiral multilayer cladding consisting of alternating layers of piezoelectric nanocomposites (polyvinylidene enhanced with BaTiO3, PZT, or CNT) and conductive polymer (carbon-filled polyethylene). The conductive polymer layers serve as two electrodes, and they also form two spatially offset electric connectors on the fiber surface designed for the ease of connectorization...
February 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159308/spectral-analysis-to-assess-exposure-to-extremely-low-frequency-magnetic-fields-in-cars
#9
Jesús M Paniagua, Montaña Rufo, Antonio Jiménez, Alicia Antolín, Jorge Barberá
A type of contamination that has been little studied in cars comes from the extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields generated by the vehicle's electrical devices and the magnetized metal in the tyres. The magnetic fields in cars are frequently analysed with broadband meters sensitive to a frequency range above 30Hz. This has the disadvantage that they neither detect the magnetic field of the spinning tyres nor give any information on the spectral components, which makes it impossible to adequately assess exposure...
April 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149196/transporting-children-in-cars-and-the-use-of-child-safety-restraint-systems
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Allan Quadros Garcês, Igor Bonifacio Andrade Coimbra, Diego Salvador Muniz DA Silva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the transport of children in automobiles and the use of child restraints systems (CRS). METHODS: This is a transversal descriptive study which included 200 vehicle drivers who carried 0-10 year old children in the city of São Luis, MA, Brazil. The drivers' passengers' and children's features were properly identified. The children's transportation using CRS were analyzed according to the Resolution 277/8 of the Brazilian National Traffic Department...
September 2016: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134803/trust-based-cooperative-social-system-applied-to-a-carpooling-platform-for-smartphones
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Cándido Caballero-Gil, Pino Caballero-Gil, Jezabel Molina-Gil, Francisco Martín-Fernández, Vincenzo Loia
One of the worst traffic problems today is the existence of huge traffic jams in almost any big city, produced by the large number of commuters using private cars. This problem has led to an increase in research on the optimization of vehicle occupancy in urban areas as this would help to solve the problem that most cars are occupied by single passengers. The solution of sharing the available seats in cars, known as carpooling, is already available in major cities around the world. However, carpooling is still not considered a safe and reliable solution for many users...
January 27, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129182/closed-loop-control-of-humidification-for-artifact-reduction-in-capacitive-ecg-measurements
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Lennart Leicht, Benjamin Eilebrecht, Soren Weyer, Steffen Leonhardt, Daniel Teichmann
Recording biosignals without the need for direct skin contact offers new opportunities for ubiquitous health monitoring. Electrodes with capacitive coupling have been shown to be suitable for the monitoring of electrical potentials on the body surface, in particular ECG. However, due to triboelectric charge generation and motion artifacts, signal and thus diagnostic quality is inferior to galvanic coupling. Active closed-loop humidification of capacitive electrodes is proposed in this work as a new concept to improve signal quality...
April 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122916/novel-approach-for-independent-control-of-brain-hypothermia-and-systemic-normothermia-cerebral-selective-deep-hypothermia-for-refractory-cardiac-arrest
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Chih-Hsien Wang, Yu-Ting Lin, Heng-Wen Chou, Yi-Chih Wang, Joey-Jen Hwang, John R Gilbert, Yih-Sharng Chen
A 38-year-old man was found unconscious, alone in the driver's seat of his car. The emergency medical team identified his condition as pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation was attempted but failed. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was started in the emergency room 52 min after the estimated arrest following the extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) protocol in our center. The initial prognosis under the standard protocol was <25% chance of survival. A novel adjunctive to our ECPR protocol, cerebral selective deep (<30°C) hypothermia (CSDH), was applied...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108436/novel-approach-for-independent-control-of-brain-hypothermia-and-systemic-normothermia-cerebral-selective-deep-hypothermia-for-refractory-cardiac-arrest
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Chih-Hsien Wang, Yu-Ting Lin, Heng-Wen Chou, Yi-Chih Wang, Joey-Jen Hwang, John R Gilbert, Yih-Sharng Chen
A 38-year-old man was found unconscious, alone in the driver's seat of his car. The emergency medical team identified his condition as pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation was attempted but failed. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was started in the emergency room 52 min after the estimated arrest following the extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) protocol in our center. The initial prognosis under the standard protocol was <25% chance of survival. A novel adjunctive to our ECPR protocol, cerebral selective deep (<30°C) hypothermia (CSDH), was applied...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104626/deformational-plagiocephaly-in-normal-infants-a-systematic-review-of-causes-and-hypotheses
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Freia De Bock, Volker Braun, Herbert Renz-Polster
BACKGROUND: Deformational plagiocephaly (DP) is one of the most prevalent abnormal findings in infants and a frequent reason for parents to seek paediatric advice. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature and identify evidence and hypotheses on the aetiology and determinants of DP in otherwise healthy infants. DESIGN: Systematic keyword search in all major biomedical databases to identify peer-reviewed publications reporting (a) empirical research or (b) hypotheses on the aetiology of DP in healthy, term infants...
January 19, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064348/european-academy-of-paediatrics-statement-vision-zero-for-child-deaths-in-traffic-accidents
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Jonas F Ludvigsson, Tom Stiris, Stefano Del Torso, Jean-Christophe Mercier, Arunas Valiulis, Adamos Hadjipanayis
Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death and disability in children throughout Europe. They remain the leading cause of death among children 5--19 years old in Europe. Children may be injured as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists or passengers in cars. The European Academy of Pediatrics (EAP) strives to prevent morbidity and death in children. We urge policy-makers to actively work for a "vision zero", where no child is killed in traffic. EAP suggests simple measures such as, secure transport for children between home and school, speed limits, road bumps, wearing bike helmets and seat belts, using child-restraints for small children and enforcement of legislation on road safety...
February 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063584/an-investigation-into-the-factors-that-influence-toolmark-identifications-on-ammunition-discharged-from-semi-automatic-pistols-recovered-from-car-fires
#17
Mark A Collender, Kevin A J Doherty, Kenneth T Stanton
Following a shooting incident where a vehicle is used to convey the culprits to and from the scene, both the getaway car and the firearm are often deliberately burned in an attempt to destroy any forensic evidence which may be subsequently recovered. Here we investigate the factors that influence the ability to make toolmark identifications on ammunition discharged from pistols recovered from such car fires. This work was carried out by conducting a number of controlled furnace tests in conjunction with real car fire tests in which three 9mm semi-automatic pistols were burned...
January 2017: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054199/organophosphate-flame-retardants-in-the-indoor-air-and-dust-in-cars-in-japan
#18
Masahiro Tokumura, Rurika Hatayama, Kouichi Tatsu, Toshiyuki Naito, Tetsuya Takeda, Mohammad Raknuzzaman, Md Habibullah -Al-Mamun, Shigeki Masunaga
The concentrations of organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) in the indoor air and dust were measured in 25 unoccupied cars in Japan. In the indoor air of the cars, most OPFRs were neither detected nor found at a concentration lower than the method quantification limit. The highest concentration (1500 ng m(-3)) was obtained for tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCIPP). By contrast, many OPFRs were detected in the dust samples collected from the interior of the cars. TCIPP and tris(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate (TEHP) were present at the highest concentrations at 390 μg g(-1) (in dust from car seats) and 640 μg g(-1) (in dust from car floor mats), respectively...
January 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026729/-traumatic-thrombosis-of-the-renal-artery-following-seat-belt-injury
#19
B Čertík, V Třeška, J Bierhanzlová, J Matějka, J Zeman, T Matějka
Renal artery thrombosis is a rare complication of blunt abdominal injury. It occurs most frequently in car accidents in which sudden deceleration results in multiple internal injuries. Renal artery occlusion occurs rarely as an isolated blunt trauma. This report presents a case of traumatic occlusion of the left renal artery with complete ischaemia of the left kidney in a haemodynamically stable girl who suffered multiple seat-belt injuries in a car crash. Ambiguous findings on a CT scan of the abdominal cavity indicated surgical inspection of the abdomen and, since the injury-to-surgery interval was short, an attempt at revascularisation of the left kidney was made...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998675/occurrence-of-brominated-diphenyl-ethers-dibenzo-p-dioxins-and-dibenzofurans-in-foam-materials-in-scrapped-car-seats-from-1985-to-2012
#20
L Redin, M Niinipuu, S Jansson
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), dibenzo-p-dioxins (PBDDs) and dibenzofurans (PBDFs) in polyurethane foam (PUF) from car seats of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) and compare the concentrations of PBDEs with the stipulated regulations in the POP Directive. The method comprised screening by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and GG-MS analysis. Of 59 tested samples from ELVs, 17 samples showed lines above limit of detection (LOD) levels when screening by XRF...
December 17, 2016: Waste Management
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