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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107447/a-software-tool-for-estimation-of-burden-of-infectious-diseases-in-europe-using-incidence-based-disability-adjusted-life-years
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Edoardo Colzani, Alessandro Cassini, Daniel Lewandowski, Marie-Josee J Mangen, Dietrich Plass, Scott A McDonald, Alies van Lier, Juanita A Haagsma, Guido Maringhini, Alessandro Pini, Piotr Kramarz, Mirjam E Kretzschmar
The burden of disease framework facilitates the assessment of the health impact of diseases through the use of summary measures of population health such as Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). However, calculating, interpreting and communicating the results of studies using this methodology poses a challenge. The aim of the Burden of Communicable Disease in Europe (BCoDE) project is to summarize the impact of communicable disease in the European Union and European Economic Area Member States (EU/EEA MS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105399/large-area-carbon-nanosheets-doped-with-phosphorus-a-high-performance-anode-material-for-sodium-ion-batteries
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Hongshuai Hou, Lidong Shao, Yan Zhang, Guoqiang Zou, Jun Chen, Xiaobo Ji
Large-area phosphorus-doped carbon nanosheets (P-CNSs) are first obtained from carbon dots (CDs) through self-assembly driving from thermal treatment with Na catalysis. This is the first time to realize the conversion from 0D CDs to 2D nanosheets doped with phosphorus. The sodium storage behavior of phosphorus-doped carbon material is also investigated for the first time. As anode material for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs), P-CNSs exhibit superb performances for electrochemical storage of sodium. When cycled at 0...
January 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104826/screening-for-medication-errors-using-an-outlier-detection-system
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Gordon D Schiff, Lynn A Volk, Mayya Volodarskaya, Deborah H Williams, Lake Walsh, Sara G Myers, David W Bates, Ronen Rozenblum
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to evaluate the accuracy, validity, and clinical usefulness of medication error alerts generated by an alerting system using outlier detection screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five years of clinical data were extracted from an electronic health record system for 747 985 patients who had at least one visit during 2012-2013 at practices affiliated with 2 academic medical centers. Data were screened using the system to detect outliers suggestive of potential medication errors...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102701/the-effect-of-pre-crash-velocity-reduction-on-occupant-response-using-a-human-body-finite-element-model
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B Guleyupoglu, J Schap, K D Kusano, F S Gayzik
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to use a validated finite element model of the human body and a certified model of an ATD to evaluate the effect of simulated pre-crash braking on driver kinematics, restraint loads, body loads and computed injury criteria in four commonly-injured body regions. METHODS: The Global Human Body Models Consortium (GHBMC) 50th percentile male occupant (M50-O) and the Humanetics Hybrid-III 50(th) percentile models were gravity settled in the driver position of a generic interior equipped with an advanced three point belt and driver airbag...
January 19, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101854/impurity-location-dependent-relaxation-dynamics-of-cu-cds-quantum-dots
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Dayeon Choi, Ji-Young Pyo, Du-Jeon Jang
Various types of 2% Cu-incorporated CdS (Cu:CdS) quantum dots (QDs) with very similar sizes have been prepared via a water soluble colloidal method. The locations of Cu impurities in CdS host nanocrystals have been controlled by adopting three different synthetic ways of doping, exchange, and adsorption to understand the impurity location-dependent relaxation dynamics of charge carriers. The oxidation state of incorporated Cu impurities has been found to be +1 and the band-gap energy of Cu:CdS QDs decreases as Cu2S forms at the surfaces of CdS QDs...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100003/neonatal-morbidity-after-spontaneous-labor-onset-prior-to-intended-cesarean-delivery-at-term-a-cohort-study
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Julie Glavind, Ioanna Milidou, Niels Uldbjerg, Rikke Maimburg, Tine Brink Henriksen
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to investigate if labor onset before planned cesarean delivery (CD) affects the risk of neonatal admission, respiratory distress, or neonatal infectious morbidity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our cohort included singleton term pregnant women with intended CD who delivered at Aarhus University Hospital from 1990 to 2012. Two groups of women were identified: Women with intended CD performed prior to labor (non-labor CD) and women with intended CD performed after spontaneous labor onset (labor onset CD); in both groups there was no other maternal or fetal medical indication for an immediate CD or for early term CD scheduling...
January 18, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099325/intraoperative-clinical-decision-support-for-anesthesia-a-narrative-review-of-available-systems
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Bala G Nair, Eilon Gabel, Ira Hofer, Howard A Schwid, Maxime Cannesson
With increasing adoption of anesthesia information management systems (AIMS), there is growing interest in utilizing AIMS data for intraoperative clinical decision support (CDS). CDS for anesthesia has the potential for improving quality of care, patient safety, billing, and compliance. Intraoperative CDS can range from passive and post hoc systems to active real-time systems that can detect ongoing clinical issues and deviations from best practice care. Real-time CDS holds the most promise because real-time alerts and guidance can drive provider behavior toward evidence-based standardized care during the ongoing case...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099039/gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome-depression-depressive-illness-and-correlates-in-a-child-and-adolescent-population
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Renata Rizzo, Mariangela Gulisano, Davide Martino, Mary May Robertson
OBJECTIVE: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) and depression are both common disorders. It has been suggested that depression occurs in 13%-76% GTS patients. Despite this, there are few studies into the specific relationships and correlates between the two disorders. There is only some consensus as to the precise relationship between the two disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We undertook the study to investigate the relationship between depressive symptomatology and the core clinical features of GTS in a well-characterized clinical population of youth with this disorder...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098588/choice-of-anesthesia-for-cesarean-delivery-an-analysis-of-the-national-anesthesia-clinical-outcomes-registry
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Jeremy Juang, Rodney A Gabriel, Richard P Dutton, Arvind Palanisamy, Richard D Urman
Neuraxial anesthesia use in cesarean deliveries (CDs) has been rising since the 1980s, whereas general anesthesia (GA) use has been declining. In this brief report we analyzed recent obstetric anesthesia practice patterns using National Anesthesiology Clinical Outcomes Registry data. Approximately 218,285 CD cases were identified between 2010 and 2015. GA was used in 5.8% of all CDs and 14.6% of emergent CDs. Higher rates of GA use were observed in CDs performed in university hospitals, after hours and on weekends, and on patients who were American Society of Anesthesiologists class III or higher and 18 years of age or younger...
January 16, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095895/genome-wide-snp-analysis-using-2b-rad-sequencing-identifies-the-candidate-genes-putatively-associated-with-resistance-to-ivermectin-in-haemonchus-contortus
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Xiaoping Luo, Xiaona Shi, Chunxiu Yuan, Min Ai, Cheng Ge, Min Hu, Xingang Feng, Xiaoye Yang
BACKGROUND: The excessive and uncontrolled use of anthelmintics, e.g. ivermectin (IVM) for the treatment of livestock parasites has led to widespread resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes, such as Haemonchus contortus. There is an urgent need for better management of drug-use in nematode control and development of novel anthelmintics. Discovery and identification of anthelmintic resistance-associate molecules/markers can provide a basis for rational anthelmintics-use and development of novel drugs...
January 17, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094404/excitation-wavelength-independent-visible-color-emission-of-carbon-dots
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Hua Wang, Chun Sun, Xingru Chen, Yu Zhang, Vicki L Colvin, Quinton Rice, Jaetae Seo, Shengyu Feng, Shengnian Wang, William W Yu
Carbon dots (CDs) usually emit a strong blue light and excitation wavelength dependent long wavelength lights. This significantly limits their applications because one has to use a series of different excitation light sources to get different colors and the long wavelength emissions are usually very weak. We found that one type of CDs synthesized from p-phenylenediamine could emit various long wavelength lights (green to red) independent of the excitation wavelength when dispersed in different solvents. The photoluminescence quantum yields of the same CDs were 10-35% in different solvents for different color emissions...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093869/biosynthesis-of-micro-and-nanocrystals-of-pb-ii-hg-ii-and-cd-ii-sulfides-in-four-candida-species-a-comparative-study-of-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-approaches
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Mayra Cuéllar-Cruz, Daniela Lucio-Hernández, Isabel Martínez-Ángeles, Nicola Demitri, Maurizio Polentarutti, María J Rosales-Hoz, Abel Moreno
Nature produces biominerals (biogenic minerals) that are synthesized as complex structures, in terms of their physicochemical properties. These biominerals are composed of minerals and biological macromolecules. They are produced by living organisms and are usually formed through a combination of chemical, biochemical and biophysical processes. Microorganisms like Candida in the presence of heavy metals can biomineralize those metals to form microcrystals (MCs) and nanocrystals (NCs). In this work, MCs and NCs of PbS, HgS or HgCl2 as well as CdS are synthesized both in vitro (gels) and in vivo by four Candida species...
January 16, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093037/encapsulation-of-lemongrass-oil-with-cyclodextrins-by-spray-drying-and-its-controlled-release-characteristics
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Sarunya Phunpee, Uracha Rangsadthong Ruktanonchai, Hidefumi Yoshii, Suttichai Assabumrungrat, Apinan Soottitantawat
Inclusion of the two isomers of citral (E-citral and Z-citral), components of lemongrass oil, was investigated within the confines of various cyclodextrin (α-CD, β-CD and γ-CD) host molecules. Aqueous complex formation constants for E-citral with α-CD, β-CD and γ-CD were determined to be 123, 185, and 204 L/mol, respectively, whereas Z-citral exhibited stronger affinities (157, 206, and 253 L/mol, respectively). The binding trend γ-CD > β-CD > α-CD is a reflection of the more favorable geometrical accommodation of the citral isomers with increasing cavity size...
January 17, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091943/high-sensitive-ultraviolet-photodetectors-based-on-zno-nanorods-cds-heterostructures
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Kin-Tak Lam, Yu-Jen Hsiao, Liang-Wen Ji, Te-Hua Fang, Kai-Hua Hsiao, Tung-Te Chu
The ultraviolet (UV) photodetectors with ZnO nanorods (NRs)/CdS thin film heterostructures on glass substrates have been fabricated and characterized. It can be seen that the UV photoresponsivity of such a device became higher as the ZnO NR length was increased in the investigation. With an incident wavelength of 350 nm and 5 V applied bias, the responsivity of photodetectors based on ZnO NR/CdS heterostructures with the ZnO NR length at 500, 350, and 200 nm and traditional CdS film were at 12.86, 3.83, 0...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090767/design-of-a-hole-trapping-ligand
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Andrew D La Croix, Andrew O'Hara, Kemar R Reid, Noah J Orfield, Sokrates T Pantelides, Sandra J Rosenthal, Janet E Macdonald
A new ligand that covalently attaches to the surface of colloidal CdSe/CdS nanorods and can simultaneously chelate a molecular metal center is described. The dithiocarbamate-bipyridine ligand system facilitates hole transfer through energetic overlap at the inorganic-organic interface and conjugation through the organic ligand to a chelated metal center. Density functional theory calculations show that the coordination of the free ligand to a CdS surface causes the formation of two hybridized molecular states that lie in the band gap of CdS...
January 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088118/histidine-functionalized-carbon-based-dot-zinc-ii-nanoparticles-as-a-novel-stabilizer-for-pickering-emulsion-synthesis-of-polystyrene-microspheres
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Li Ruiyi, Li Zaijun, Liu Junkang
Carbon-based dots (CDs) are nanoparticles with size-dependent optical and electronic properties that have been widely applied in energy-efficient displays and lighting, photovoltaic devices and biological markers. However, conventional CDs are difficult to be used as ideal stabilizer for Pickering emulsion due to its irrational amphiphilic structure. The study designed and synthesized a new histidine-functionalized carbon dot-Zinc(II) nanoparticles, which is termed as His-CD-Zn. The His-CD was made via one-step hydrothermal treatment of histidine and maleic acid...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078632/fluorescent-carbon-dot-as-nanosensor-for-sensitive-and-selective-detection-of-cefixime-based-on-inner-filter-effect
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Farhad Akhgari, Naser Samadi, Khalil Farhadi
Here a simple and sensitive fluorescent assay for detecting Cefixime based on inner filter effect (IFE) has been proven, which is conceptually different from the previously reported CEF fluorescent assays. In this sensing platform, fluorescent carbon dots (CDs) were prepared by one-pot synthesis and was directly used as fluorophore in IFE. The method is based on the complexation reaction between cefixime and palladium ion in the presence of acidic buffer solution (pH 4). The Pd(II)-CEFcomplex was capable of functioning as a powerful absorber in IFE to influence the excitation of fluorophore (CDs)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074494/an-insight-of-interface-through-excited-state-carrier-dynamics-for-promising-enhancement-of-power-conversion-efficiency-in-mn-doped-cdznsse-gradient-alloy
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Hirendra Nath Ghosh, Tushar Debnath, Sourav Maiti, Kausturi Parui
For realizing the significance of impurity doping in power conversion efficiency, quaternary gradient CdZnSSe alloy nanocrystals (NCs) have been synthesized along with its Mn-doped analogues via high temperature pyrolysis. Both undoped and Mn-doped CdZnSSe alloy nanocrystals have been characterized by employing HRTEM, XRD, EDX and EPR spectroscopic measurements. Here low temperature injection of chalcogen leads to gradient interface in the alloy comprising a structure of CdSe/CdS/ZnSe/ZnS nano-structure. Both steady state and ultrafast time-resolved absorption studies suggest the formation of charge transfer (CT) state due to inner quasi type-II CdSe/CdS part in the gradient CdZnSSe alloy NCs where electron get delocalized through out the conduction band (CB) of both CdSe and CdS...
January 11, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070927/lead-sulfide-selenide-quantum-dots-and-gold-copper-alloy-nanoparticles-augment-light-harvesting-of-solar-cells
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Aparajita Das, Melepurath Deepa, Partha Ghosal
Lead-sulfide-selenide (PbSSe) quantum dots (QDs) and gold-copper (AuCu) alloy nanoparticles (NPs) are incorporated in a cadmium sulfide (CdS)/titanium oxide (TiO2) photoanode for the first time for enhanced conversion of solar energy to electricity. PbSSe QDs with a band gap of 1.02 eV, extend the light harvesting range of the photoanode from visible to the near infrared region. The conduction band (CB) edge of PbSSe QDs is wedged between the CBs of TiO2 and CdS; this additional level coupled with a good electrical conductivity of the dots facilitate charge transport and collection, for a high power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 4...
January 10, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064483/one-pot-hydrothermal-synthesis-of-carbon-dots-with-efficient-up-and-down-converted-photoluminescence-for-the-sensitive-detection-of-morin-in-a-dual-readout-assay
#20
Jia-Yu Li, Yang Liu, Qun-Wei Shu, Jia-Man Liang, Fang Zhang, Xian-Ping Chen, Xiao-Yan Deng, Mark T Swihart, Ke-Jun Tan
Blue luminescent carbon dots (CDs) with a high photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield (48.3 ± 5.3%) were prepared by the one-pot hydrothermal reaction of citric acid with poly(ethylenimine) (PEI). The CDs display bright PL, narrow emission spectra, pH-dependent PL intensity, high photostability, and up-converted luminescence. The CDs exhibit a quenching of both down- and up-conversion PL in the presence of morin and thus serve as useful probes for morin detection. Both down- and up-conversion measurements allow the quantification of concentrations from 0 to 300 μmol/L with a detection limit of 0...
January 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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