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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437869/risk-modeling-of-interdependent-complex-systems-of-systems-theory-and-practice
#1
Yacov Y Haimes
The emergence of the complexity characterizing our systems of systems (SoS) requires a reevaluation of the way we model, assess, manage, communicate, and analyze the risk thereto. Current models for risk analysis of emergent complex SoS are insufficient because too often they rely on the same risk functions and models used for single systems. These models commonly fail to incorporate the complexity derived from the networks of interdependencies and interconnectedness (I-I) characterizing SoS. There is a need to reevaluate currently practiced risk analysis to respond to this reality by examining, and thus comprehending, what makes emergent SoS complex...
April 24, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436022/ventilation-via-the-2-4%C3%A2-mm-internal-diameter-tritube-%C3%A2-with-cuff%C3%A2-new-possibilities-in-airway-management
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M S Kristensen, M W P de Wolf, L S Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: A small tube may facilitate tracheal intubation and improve surgical access. We describe our initial experience with the Tritube(®) that is a novel cuffed endotracheal tube with a 2.4 mm internal diameter. METHODS: The Tritube(®) was used in seven adult Ear-Nose-and Throat surgical patients with airway narrowing or whose surgical access was facilitated by this small-bore endotracheal tube. Ventilation through Tritube(®) is performed with the manually operated Ventrain(®) -ventilator that allows active suctioning during expiration, therefore facilitating normoventilation through small diameter airways...
April 23, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435862/financialization-impedes-climate-change-mitigation-evidence-from-the-early-american-solar-industry
#3
Max Jerneck
The article investigates how financialization impedes climate change mitigation by examining its effects on the early history of one low-carbon industry, solar photovoltaics in the United States. The industry grew rapidly in the 1970s, as large financial conglomerates acquired independent firms. While providing needed financial support, conglomerates changed the focus from existing markets in consumer applications toward a future utility market that never materialized. Concentration of the industry also left it vulnerable to the corporate restructuring of the 1980s, when the conglomerates were dismantled and solar divisions were pared back or sold off to foreign firms...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433336/the-association-of-postoperative-glycemic-control-and-lower-extremity-procedure-outcomes
#4
Todd R Vogel, Jamie B Smith, Robin L Kruse
OBJECTIVE: The effect of postoperative hyperglycemia in patients undergoing open and endovascular procedures on the lower extremities has not been fully characterized with regard to associated admission diagnoses, hospital complications, mortality, and 30-day readmission. This study evaluated the relationship of postoperative hyperglycemia on outcomes after lower extremity vascular procedures for peripheral artery disease. METHODS: Patients with peripheral artery disease admitted for elective lower extremity procedures between September 2008 and March 2014 were selected from the Cerner Health Facts (Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, Mo) database using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification diagnosis and procedure codes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429710/life-cycle-assessment-needs-predictive-spatial-modelling-for-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services
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Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Sarah Sim, Perrine Hamel, Benjamin Bryant, Ryan Noe, Carina Mueller, Giles Rigarlsford, Michal Kulak, Virginia Kowal, Richard Sharp, Julie Clavreul, Edward Price, Stephen Polasky, Mary Ruckelshaus, Gretchen Daily
International corporations in an increasingly globalized economy exert a major influence on the planet's land use and resources through their product design and material sourcing decisions. Many companies use life cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate their sustainability, yet commonly-used LCA methodologies lack the spatial resolution and predictive ecological information to reveal key impacts on climate, water and biodiversity. We present advances for LCA that integrate spatially explicit modelling of land change and ecosystem services in a Land-Use Change Improved (LUCI)-LCA...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426321/hansae-vietnam-s-garment-factory-latest-example-of-how-corporate-social-responsibility-has-failed-to-protect-workers
#6
Garrett Brown
A Korean-operated garment factory complex in Vietnam was subject to 26 separate corporate social responsibility (CSR) audits in 2015. However, thorough inspections by two other non-governmental organizations in 2016 found numerous violations of Vietnamese occupational health and safety and labor laws as well as violations of the corporate codes of conduct of the international clothing brands which source apparel from the facility. The 2016 investigations indicate the lack of efficacy of the 2015 CSR audits and call into question whether voluntary CSR programs and audits by for-profit CSR monitoring companies can effectively protect the health, safety and legal rights of workers in global supply chains...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425829/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-versus-midazolam-for-premedication-in-paediatric-anaesthesia-with-sevoflurane-a-meta-analysis
#7
Ji-Feng Feng, Xiao-Xia Wang, Yan-Yan Lu, Deng-Ge Pang, Wei Peng, Jian-Lan Mo
Background Dexmedetomidine (DEX), an α2-adrenergic receptor agonist, produces ideal sedation and early postoperative recovery for premedication in paediatric surgery, reducing preoperative anxiety and facilitating smooth induction of anaesthesia. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the effects of DEX and midazolam (MDZ) in paediatric anaesthesia with sevoflurane. Methods PubMed, Ovid, Web of Science, and Public Health Management Corporation were searched through December 2016 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared DEX and MDZ in children undergoing sevoflurane anaesthesia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425727/longitudinal-associations-of-neighborhood-collective-efficacy-and-maternal-corporal-punishment-with-behavior-problems-in-early-childhood
#8
Julie Ma, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor
Neighborhood and parenting influences on early behavioral outcomes are strongly dependent upon a child's stage of development. However, little research has jointly considered the longitudinal associations of neighborhood and parenting processes with behavior problems in early childhood. To address this limitation, this study explores the associations of neighborhood collective efficacy and maternal corporal punishment with the longitudinal patterns of early externalizing and internalizing behavior problems...
April 20, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423156/creation-of-an-internal-teledermatology-store-and-forward-system-in-an-existing-electronic-health-record-a-pilot-study-in-a-safety-net-public-health-and-hospital-system
#9
Zachary A Carter, Shauna Goldman, Kristen Anderson, Xiaxiao Li, Linda S Hynan, Benjamin F Chong, Arturo R Dominguez
Importance: External store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology systems operate separately from the primary health record and have many limitations, including care fragmentation, inadequate communication among clinicians, and privacy and security concerns, among others. Development of internal SAF workflows within existing electronic health records (EHRs) should be the standard for large health care organizations for delivering high-quality dermatologic care, improving access, and capturing other telemedicine benchmark data...
April 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422919/the-lung-rescue-unit-lru-does-a-dedicated-intensive-care-unit-for-veno-venous-extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-vv-ecmo-improve-survival-to-discharge
#10
Jay Menaker, Katelyn Dolly, Raymond Rector, Joseph Kufera, Eugenia E Lee, Ali Tabatabai, Ronald P Rabinowitz, Zachary Kon, Pablo Sanchez, Si Pham, Daniel L Herr, James V O'Connor, Deborah M Stein, Thomas M Scalea
BACKGROUND: The use of veno-venous extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) for acute respiratory failure/distress syndrome (ARF/ARDS) has increased since 2009. Specialized units for patients requiring VV ECMO are not standard and patients are often cohorted with other critically ill patients. The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of adult patients admitted in 2015 to the LRU, which, to our knowledge, is the first intensive care unit in the United States that has been specifically created to provide care for patients requiring VV ECMO...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422270/characteristics-and-incidence-of-chronic-illness-in-community-dwelling-predominantly-male-u-s-veteran-centenarians
#11
Raya Elfadel Kheirbek, Ali Fokar, Nawar Shara, Leakie K Bell-Wilson, Hans J Moore, Edwin Olsen, Marc R Blackman, Maria D Llorente
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of chronic illness and its effect on veteran centenarians. DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: United States Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW). PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling veterans born between 1910 and 1915 who survived to at least age 80 (N = 86,892; 31,121 octogenarians, 52,420 nonagenarians, 3,351 centenarians). MEASUREMENTS: The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate cumulative incidence of chronic conditions according to age group...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421808/insatisfacci%C3%A3-n-con-la-imagen-corporal-en-ni%C3%A3-os-y-adolescentes-revisi%C3%A3-n-sistem%C3%A3-tica
#12
Paloma Jiménez Flores, Arturo Jiménez Cruz, Montserrat Bacardi Gascón
Introducción: la diferencia de la percepción entre la silueta percibida y la deseada se ha definido como insatisfacción con la imagen corporal (IMCO).Objetivo: evaluar los métodos utilizados para medir la IMCO y la frecuencia de la IMCO en niños y adolescentes.Metodología: se buscaron artículos registrados en las bases de datos de PubMed, EBSCOhost y Scielo, de estudios transversales en inglés y español, que valoraran la IMCO en niños y adolescentes publicados de abril de 2010 al mes de abril de 2015...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421800/prevalencia-y-factores-asociados-al-consumo-de-bebidas-azucaradas-en-escolares-de-9-a-17-a%C3%A3-os-de-bogot%C3%A3-colombia-estudio-fuprecol
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Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Juan Camilo Fuerte-Celis, Javier Martínez-Torres, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista
Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados al consumo de bebidas azucaradas en una población escolar de Bogotá, Colombia, pertenecientes al Estudio FUPRECOL.Métodos: estudio descriptivo y transversal, realizado en 8.136 niños y adolescentes en edad escolar entre 9 y 17 años de Bogotá, Colombia. El peso, la estatura, el índice de masa corporal (IMC), la circunferencia de cintura y el porcentaje de grasa se recogieron como marcadores antropométricos y de composición corporal. El consumo de bebidas azucaradas (bebidas carbonatadas, jugos ultra-procesados y/o té), y los factores asociados (sexo, edad, obesidad abdominal, clasificación del IMC, grado de estudios de la madre/padre, y nivel nutricional por cuestionario "Krece plus" indicador de adherencia a la dieta mediterránea), se recogieron por encuesta estructurada...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421775/est%C3%A3-ndares-de-crecimiento-infantiles-%C3%A2-cu%C3%A3-les-son-los-m%C3%A3-s-adecuados
#14
Mª Gloria Bueno Lozano
De todos es conocido que el crecimiento es un indicador indirecto del estado de salud y de la evolución socioeconómica de una determinada población. En la infancia el interés es aún mayor puesto que, de una adecuada interpretación del mismo, se deriva una actitud terapéutica correcta. En el momento actual, la determinación de peso, talla, índice de masa corporal y otros datos antropométricos, forman parte esencial de la práctica clínica diaria y de los exámenes periódicos incluidos en los programas de salud infantil...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419957/arsenic-in-groundwater-of-the-kolkata-municipal-corporation-kmc-india-critical-review-and-modes-of-mitigation
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Dipankar Chakraborti, Bhaskar Das, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Bishwajit Nayak, Arup Pal, Mrinal K Sengupta, Sad Ahamed, Md Amir Hossain, Uttam K Chowdhury, Bhajan Kumar Biswas, Khitish Chandra Saha, R N Dutta
This study represents the first comprehensive report of groundwater arsenic contamination status in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). During the past 23 years, 4210 groundwater samples were analysed from all 141 wards in the KMC: 14.2% and 5.2% samples had arsenic >10 μg/l and >50 μg/l, respectively, representing 77 and 37 wards. The study shows that the number of arsenic contaminated samples (and wards) in the southern part of the KMC exceeds that of other parts of the city. The daily intake of arsenic from drinking water was estimated as 0...
April 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415770/human-8-oxoguanine-dna-glycosylase-gene-polymorphism-ser326cys-and-cancer-risk-updated-meta-analysis
#16
Sang Wook Kang, Su Kang Kim, Hae Jeong Park, Joo-Ho Chung, Ju Yeon Ban
Genetic polymorphism of human 8-oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (hOGG1) has been reported to have a relationship with the risk of the development of various cancers. Many studies have described the influence of Ser326Cys polymorphism of the hOGG1 gene on cancer susceptibility. However, the results have remained inconclusive and controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to more precisely determine the relationship between the hOGG1 polymorphism and the development of cancer.Electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, Google Scholar, and the Korean Studies Information Service System (KISS) were searched...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414481/word-order-denotes-relevance-differences-the-case-of-conjoined-phrases-with-lexical-gender
#17
Selin Kesebir
This work explores the order of linguistic references to the two genders (e.g., men and women vs. women and men). It argues that a gender is more likely to be mentioned first when it is perceived to have higher relevance in a context rather than lower relevance, and audiences assign stronger relevance to a party when the party is mentioned first rather than second. Studies 1-3 document the current prevalence of male-first conjoined phrases in the public (but not family) domain and link the pattern to historical changes in women's public presence over the 20th century...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412013/investigation-of-the-imaging-characteristics-of-the-albira-ii-small-animal-pet-system-for-18-f-68-ga-and-64-cu
#18
Ali Asgar Attarwala, Yvonne Wanjiku Karanja, Deni Hardiansyah, Chiara Romanó, Mareike Roscher, Björn Wängler, Gerhard Glatting
AIM: In this study the performance characteristics of the Albira II PET sub-system and the response of the system for the following radionuclides (18)F, (68)Ga and (64)Cu was analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Albira II tri-modal system (Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany) is a pre-clinical device for PET, SPECT and CT. The PET sub-system uses single continuous crystal detectors of lutetium yttrium orthosilicate (LYSO). The detector assembly consists of three rings of 8 detector modules...
April 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411147/20-year-trend-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-urban-and-rural-national-capital-region-of-delhi-india
#19
Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Ambuj Roy, Pradeep A Praveen, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Ruby Gupta, Ritvik Amarchand, Dimple Kondal, Kalpana Singh, Meenakshi Sharma, Deepak Kumar Shukla, Nikhil Tandon, Kolli Srinath Reddy, Anand Krishnan
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization and the Government of India have set targets to reduce burden of noncommunicable diseases. Information on population level trend of risk factors would provide insights regarding the possibility of achieving them. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the population trends of cardiovascular disease risk factors in the National Capital Region of Delhi over 2 decades. METHODS: Two representative cross-sectional surveys were conducted among men and women ages 35 to 64 years, residing in the urban and rural areas (survey 1 [1991 to 1994] and survey 2 [2010 to 2012]) using similar methodology...
April 11, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409186/social-and-spatial-relationships-driving-landowner-attitudes-towards-aquatic-conservation-in-a-piedmont-blue-ridge-landscape
#20
Samuel N Chambers, Robert F Baldwin, Elizabeth Dennis Baldwin, William C Bridges, Nakisha Fouch
More than half of land in the U.S. is privately owned and covers most of known endangered species habitat. An understanding of private landowners' attitudes towards conservation may help to bridge the science-practice gap in regards to conservation initiatives. Aquatic biodiversity is particularly imperiled; in the United States headwaters and isolated wetlands receive little protection through regulations, becoming a focus of conservation planning. In an effort to assess how landowners view such efforts, a 27-question mixed methods survey was mailed to 409 landowners in the Blue Ridge and Piedmont ecoregions of South Carolina with wetland areas and where land was owned by a family or individual, not a corporation...
April 2017: Heliyon
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