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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230993/ground-state-properties-of-the-polar-alkali-metal-ytterbium-and-alkaline-earth-metal-ytterbium-molecules-a-comparative-study
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Qinqin Shao, Lijuan Deng, Xiao Dong Xing, Dezhi Gou, Xiaoyu Kuang, Hui Li
The accurate knowledge of electronic properties is important for creating and manufacturing ultracold molecules. We report here the ab initio quantum chemistry calculations on the properties of alkali-metal-ytterbium AM-Yb (AM = Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs) and alkaline-earth-metal-ytterbium AEM-Yb (AEM = Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) molecules for their electronic ground state. The potential energy curves (PECs) and permanent dipole moments (PDMs) are calculated based on the multi-reference configuration interaction (MRCI) level of theory, where the core-valence correlations and scalar relativistic effects are included...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229624/do-step-and-biological-grandparents-show-differences-in-investment-and-emotional-closeness-with-their-grandchildren
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Peter B Gray, Elizabeth Brogdon
Human children are raised by a variety of caregivers including grandparents. A few studies have assessed potential differences in direct caregiving, financial expenditures, and emotional closeness between biological and step-grandparents. Drawing upon kin selection theory, we hypothesized that step-grandparents would provide less care and be less emotionally close to grandchildren than would biological grandparents. A sample of 341 heterosexual U.S. adults 25-35 years of age in a long-term partnership and with a biological child 5 years of age or younger were recruited via Amazon Mechanical Turk...
January 2017: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229465/metacognitive-beliefs-and-rumination-as-predictors-of-anger-a-prospective-study
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Gabriele Caselli, Alessia Offredi, Francesca Martino, Davide Varalli, Giovanni M Ruggiero, Sandra Sassaroli, Marcantonio M Spada, Adrian Wells
The metacognitive approach conceptualizes the relationship between anger and rumination as driven by metacognitive beliefs, which are information individuals hold about their own cognition and about coping strategies that impact on it. The present study aimed to test the prospective predictive impact of metacognitive beliefs and rumination on anger in a community sample. Seventy-six participants were recruited and engaged in a 2-week anger, rumination, and metacognitive beliefs monitoring protocol. A multi-wave panel design was employed to test whether metacognitive beliefs and rumination have a prospective impact on anger...
February 23, 2017: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227959/localizing-seizure-onset-zone-by-convolutional-transfer-entropy-from-ieeg
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Kang Lin, Yueming Wang, Kedi Xu, Junming Zhu, Jianmin Zhang, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Kang Lin, Yueming Wang, Kedi Xu, Junming Zhu, Jianmin Zhang, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Junming Zhu, Yueming Wang, Kedi Xu, Kang Lin, Jianmin Zhang
Automatic localization of the seizure onset zone (SOZ) is able to output an objective result and help clinical doctors greatly in epilepsy therapy. Transfer entropy is one of the most frequently used measures based on information theory to localize the SOZ. However, if only using transfer entropy to localize the SOZ, different results can be obtained during different periods, thus humans still need to identify which one is most reasonable. This paper proposes a new method to output only a few (e.g. 1 or 2) results along a long time slot...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227399/functional-connectivity-analysis-using-whole-brain-and-regional-network-metrics-in-ms-patients
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V C Chirumamilla, V Fleischer, A Droby, T Anjum, M Muthuraman, F Zipp, S Groppa, V C Chirumamilla, V Fleischer, A Droby, T Anjum, M Muthuraman, F Zipp, S Groppa, A Droby, S Groppa, F Zipp, V C Chirumamilla, T Anjum, V Fleischer, M Muthuraman
In the present study we investigated brain network connectivity differences between patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and healthy controls (HC) as derived from functional resonance magnetic imaging (fMRI) using graph theory. Resting state fMRI data of 18 RRMS patients (12 female, mean age ± SD: 42 ± 12.06 years) and 25 HC (8 female, 29.2 ± 5.38 years) were analyzed. In order to obtain information of differences in entire brain network, we focused on both, local and global network connectivity parameters...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227360/unsupervised-abnormality-detection-using-saliency-and-retinex-based-color-enhancement
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Farah Deeba, Shahed K Mohammed, Francis M Bui, Khan A Wahid, Farah Deeba, Shahed K Mohammed, Francis M Bui, Khan A Wahid, Shahed K Mohammed, Francis M Bui, Khan A Wahid, Farah Deeba
An efficient and automated abnormality detection method can significantly reduce the burden of screening of the enormous visual information resulting from capsule endoscopic procedure. As a pre-processing stage, color enhancement could be useful to improve the image quality and the detection performance. Therefore, in this paper, we have proposed a two-stage automated abnormality detection algorithm. In the first stage, an adaptive color enhancement method based on Retinex theory is applied on the endoscopic images...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226701/an-image-resolution-perspective-on-functional-activity-mapping
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Keith Dillon, Yu-Ping Wang, Keith Dillon, Yu-Ping Wang, Yu-Ping Wang, Keith Dillon
In this paper we apply techniques for numerical estimation of system resolution from imaging, to the regression problem of relating biological data to phenotypes. Our approach can be viewed as an extension of Backus-Gilbert theory, which attempts to find the most concentrated estimator that may be reliably computed in an inverse problem. Applied to a regression model, we estimate a minimal combination of collinear variables that may be found in a predictor, which gives a robust multivariable estimate of the network relationships in the data...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226699/estimating-multimodal-brain-connectivity-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-exploratory-factor-analysis
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Matteo Mancini, Giovanni Giulietti, Barbara Spano, Marco Bozzali, Mara Cercignani, Silvia Conforto, Matteo Mancini, Giovanni Giulietti, Barbara Spano, Marco Bozzali, Mara Cercignani, Silvia Conforto, Giovanni Giulietti, Mara Cercignani, Silvia Conforto, Matteo Mancini, Barbara Spano, Marco Bozzali
Graph-theoretical approaches have become a popular way to model brain data collected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), both from the structural and the functional perspectives. In structural networks, tract-based mapping allows to model different aspects of brain structures by means of the specific characteristics of the different MRI modalities. However, there has been little effort to join the information carried by each modality and to understand what level of common variance is shown in these data...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226594/novel-measure-of-the-weigh-distribution-balance-on-the-brain-network-graph-complexity-applied-to-schizophrenia
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J Gomez-Pilar, J Poza, A Bachiller, P Nunez, C Gomez, A Lubeiro, V Molina, R Hornero, J Gomez-Pilar, J Poza, A Bachiller, P Nunez, C Gomez, A Lubeiro, V Molina, R Hornero, J Gomez-Pilar, A Bachiller, C Gomez, J Poza, P Nunez, A Lubeiro, V Molina, R Hornero
The aim of this study was to assess brain complexity dynamics in schizophrenia (SCH) patients during an auditory oddball task. For this task, we applied a novel graph measure based on the balance of the node weights distribution. Previous studies applied complexity parameters that were strongly dependent on network topology. This could bias the results, as well as making correction techniques, such as surrogating process, necessary. In the present study, we applied a novel graph complexity measure derived from the information theory: Shannon Graph Complexity (SGC)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226516/continuous-theta-burst-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-affects-brain-functional-connectivity
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Dan Cao, Yingjie Li, Ling Wei, Yingying Tang, Dan Cao, Yingjie Li, Ling Wei, Yingying Tang, Yingying Tang, Yingjie Li, Ling Wei, Dan Cao
Prefrontal cortex (PFC) plays an important role in the emotional processing as well as in the functional brain network. Hyperactivity in the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) would be found in anxious participants. However, it is still unclear what the role of PFC played in a resting functional network. Continuous theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation (cTBS) is an effective tool to create virtual lesions on brain regions. In this paper, we applied cTBS over right prefrontal area, and investigated the effects of cTBS on the brain activity for functional connectivity by the method of graph theory...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226043/support-to-woman-nourisher-in-the-advertising-pieces-of-the-world-breastfeeding-week
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Luciana Alves Moreira, Nina Velasco E Cruz, Francisca Marcia Pereira Linhares, Tatiane Gomes Guedes, Fernanda Demutti Pimpão Martins, Cleide Maria Pontes
Objective: to unveil the support to woman/nourisher in the advertisements of the World Breastfeeding Week. Method: This is a descriptive, exploratory, documentary, qualitative study. Since the collection until the analyses of these advertisements, we adopted the methodological steps of Gemma Penn, based on the semiology of Roland Barthes. The results were interpreted by the theory of Social Network of Sanícola and of the five types of support: companionship, emotional, instrumental, informational, and self-supportive...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225613/dehydrogenation-free-energy-of-co-2-aq-from-density-functional-theory-based-molecular-dynamics
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Florian H Hodel, Sandra Luber
Electron and proton transfers are important steps occurring in nature and in artificial (catalytic) reaction mechanisms. The often employed approach of calculating the energy differences of those steps using methods involving geometry optimizations neglects the influence of dynamic effects such as solvent rearrangement. To further investigate this issue and inspired by recent research in water oxidation, we calculate in the present study the dehydrogenation free energy of aqueous Co(2+), which is the free energy change associated with the first step of the reaction mechanism of model Co(II)-based water oxidation catalysts...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225447/environmental-market-factors-associated-with-electronic-health-record-adoption-among-cancer-hospitals
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Will L Tarver, Nir Menachemi
BACKGROUND: Although recent literature has explored the relationship between various environmental market characteristics and the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) among general, acute care hospitals, no such research currently exists for specialty hospitals, including those providing cancer care. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between market characteristics and the adoption of EHRs among Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited hospitals...
February 22, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224257/differential-item-functioning-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-information-system-promis-%C3%A2-pain-interference-item-bank-by-language-spanish-versus-english
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Sylvia H Paz, Karen L Spritzer, Steven P Reise, Ron D Hays
BACKGROUND: About 70% of Latinos, 5 years old or older, in the United States speak Spanish at home. Measurement equivalence of the PROMIS(®) pain interference (PI) item bank by language of administration (English versus Spanish) has not been evaluated. METHODS: A sample of 527 adult Spanish-speaking Latinos completed the Spanish version of the 41-item PROMIS(®) pain interference item bank. We evaluate dimensionality, monotonicity and local independence of the Spanish-language items...
February 21, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223852/injured-workers-perception-of-loss-and-gain-in-the-return-to-work-process
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Hon Sun Lai, Grace Py Szeto, Chetwyn Ch Chan
When a worker is injured at work, he has to face a tough decision-making process about when and how to return to work (RTW). This study tests how the prospect theory can be applied to influence the injured workers' perceptions about this important choice. One hundred forty-one injured workers were presented with wage- and pain-related information in four different message framing (negatively or positively) and precision (smaller or larger number) conditions. After exposure to the specific combination of this wage and pain information, the participants were asked to express intentions to RTW in terms of perceived chance, confidence, and anticipated sick leave duration...
2017: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223529/social-ecological-network-analysis-of-scale-mismatches-in-estuary-watershed-restoration
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Jesse S Sayles, Jacopo A Baggio
Resource management boundaries seldom align with environmental systems, which can lead to social and ecological problems. Mapping and analyzing how resource management organizations in different areas collaborate can provide vital information to help overcome such misalignment. Few quantitative approaches exist, however, to analyze social collaborations alongside environmental patterns, especially among local and regional organizations (i.e., in multilevel governance settings). This paper develops and applies such an approach using social-ecological network analysis (SENA), which considers relationships among and between social and ecological units...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223491/oogenesis-and-reproductive-investment-of-atlantic-herring-are-functions-of-not-only-present-but-long-ago-environmental-influences-as-well
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Thassya C Dos Santos Schmidt, Aril Slotte, James Kennedy, Svein Sundby, Arne Johannessen, Gudmundur J Óskarsson, Yutaka Kurita, Nils C Stenseth, Olav Sigurd Kjesbu
Following general life history theory, immediate reproductive investment (egg mass × fecundity/body mass) in oviparous teleosts is a consequence of both present and past environmental influences. This clarification questions the frequent use of season-independent (general) fecundity formulas in marine fish recruitment studies based on body metrics only. Here we test the underlying assumption of no lag effect on gametogenesis in the planktivorous, determinate-fecundity Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) displaying large plasticity in egg mass and fecundity, examining Norwegian summer-autumn spawning herring (NASH), North Sea autumn-spawning herring (NSAH), and Norwegian spring-spawning herring (NSSH)...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223372/perspectives-of-low-socioeconomic-status-mothers-of-premature-infants
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Elizabeth Enlow, Laura J Faherty, Sara Wallace-Keeshen, Ashley E Martin, Judy A Shea, Scott A Lorch
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Transitioning premature infants from the NICU to home is a high-risk period with potential for compromised care. Parental stress is high, and families of low socioeconomic status may face additional challenges. Home visiting programs have been used to help this transition, with mixed success. We sought to understand the experiences of at-risk families during this transition to inform interventions. METHODS: Mothers of infants born at <35 weeks' gestation, meeting low socioeconomic status criteria, were interviewed by telephone 30 days after discharge to assess caregiver experiences of discharge and perceptions of home visitors (HVs)...
February 21, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223264/applying-computerized-adaptive-testing-to-the-four-dimensional-symptom-questionnaire-4dsq-a-simulation-study
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Tessa Magnée, Derek P de Beurs, Berend Terluin, Peter F Verhaak
BACKGROUND: Efficient screening questionnaires are useful in general practice. Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is a method to improve the efficiency of questionnaires, as only the items that are particularly informative for a certain responder are dynamically selected. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to test whether CAT could improve the efficiency of the Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ), a frequently used self-report questionnaire designed to assess common psychosocial problems in general practice...
February 21, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223153/evaluations-of-implementation-at-early-adopting-lung-cancer-screening-programs-lessons-learned
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Yaron B Gesthalter, Elisa Koppelman, Rendelle Bolton, Christopher G Slatore, Sue H Yoon, Hilary C Cain, Nichole T Tanner, David H Au, Jack A Clark, Renda Soylemez Wiener
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend lung cancer screening and it is currently being adopted nationwide. The American College of Chest Physicians advises inclusion of specific programmatic components to ensure high-quality screening. However, little is known about how lung cancer screening has been implemented in practice. We sought to evaluate the experience of early-adopting programs, characterize barriers faced, and identify strategies to achieve successful implementation. METHODS: We performed qualitative evaluations of lung cancer screening implementation at three Veterans Health Administration facilities, conducting semi-structured interviews with key staff (n=29)...
February 18, 2017: Chest
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