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Bob Simpson
This article outlines the development of IVF in Sri Lanka from the first successful births in the late 1990s and over the subsequent 15 years. It is based on anthropological fieldwork carried out at various points during this period. The piece focuses on the challenges entailed in achieving regulation of the new reproductive technologies against a backdrop of: (i) a bitter civil war; (ii) a complex mosaic of different religious traditions (specifically, Buddhism, Catholicism, Hinduism and Islam); and (iii) a shift towards neo-liberal marketization, particularly in relation to specialist and hi-tech medical interventions...
June 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
Sergiu Coseri
Oxidation of the primary OH groups in cellulose is a pivotal reaction both at lab and industrial scale, leading to the value-added products, i.e. oxidized cellulose which have tremendous applications in medicine, pharmacy and hi-tech industry. Moreover, the introduction of carboxyl moieties creates prerequisites for further cellulose functionalization through covalent attachment or electrostatic interactions, being an essential achievement designed to boost the area of cellulose-based nanomaterials fabrication...
March 2017: Biotechnology Advances
Shabbir Muhammad, Masayoshi Nakano, Abdullah G Al-Sehemi, Yasutaka Kitagawa, Ahmad Irfan, Aijaz R Chaudhry, Ryohei Kishi, Soichi Ito, Kyohei Yoneda, Kotaro Fukuda
Carbon atoms have the potential to produce a variety of fascinating all-carbon structures with amazing electronic and mechanical properties. Over the last few decades, several efforts have been made using experimental and computational techniques to functionalize graphene, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes for potential use in modern hi-tech electronic, medicinal, optical and nonlinear optical (NLO) applications. Since photons replaced electrons as a carrier of information, the field of NLO material design has drawn immense interest in contemporary materials science...
September 30, 2016: Nanoscale
Pascal Demoly, Giovanni Passalacqua, Oliver Pfaar, Joaquin Sastre, Ulrich Wahn
Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is acknowledged to produce beneficial mid- and long-term clinical and immunologic effects and increased quality of life in patients with allergic respiratory diseases (such as allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and allergic asthma). However, poor adherence to AIT (due to intentional and/or non-intentional factors) is still a barrier to achieving these benefits. There is an urgent need for patient support programs (PSPs) that encompass communication, educational and motivational components...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
V A Drobyshev, L A Shpagina, L A Panacheva, O N Gerasimenko, S G Abramovich, I N Smirnova
The study was conducted on aircraft-building enterprise during production microcycle (before working shift start, during last working hour and in an hour after the shift end)--spectral analysis covered variability of heart rhythm in 70 male assembler riveters aged 25-59, divided into 2 groups in accordance with industrial equipment used. The group 1 used standard vibroinstrument, the group 2--pneumoinstruments with low vibration velocity parameters. Triple study during the working shift revealed in group 2 an adequate reaction of vegetative nervous system to vibration, in group 1 a negative trend was seen with centralization of regulatory processes and absence of adequate recovery in an hour after work...
2016: Meditsina Truda i Promyshlennaia Ekologiia
Francesco Mattia Uboldi, Paolo Ferrua, Andrea Parente, Stefano Pasqualotto, Massimo Berruto
Meniscal replacement to treat early osteoarthritis of the knee after meniscectomy may be accompanied by other surgical procedures to treat factors predisposing to a negative intervention outcome. Overload of the medial compartment in slight varus can be reduced by applying the new KineSpring system, which can promote the best possible outcome of a biodegradable meniscal scaffold implantation, without producing biomechanical and anatomical alterations of the joint. This is the first case report on the combination of these hi-tech and bio-tech techniques...
October 2015: Joints
Prem Balaguru, Vishnupriya Hariharan, Rajajeyakumar Manivel, Madanmohan Trakroo
INTRODUCTION: Health care economics restricts many health centers from using hi-tech diagnostics equipment. Mercury manometers are used for calibration of pressure transducers. If standardized it would be a cost effective, simple alternative to transducers in low economic settings. AIM: To analyse the feasibility of mercury manometer usage in respiratory pressure measurement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The experimental study was conducted with 30 healthy volunteers of age group 17-19 yrs...
January 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Jojo Kottoor, Denzil Albuquerque
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
V B Simonenko, G G Hubulava, A L Chaplyuk, V I Steklov, D A Morozov, M V Emelyanenko
The peculiarities of a clinical course, results of pharmacological and interventional treatment in 447 patients with noncoronary cardiac arrhythmias were analyzed. A definition highly curable cardiac arrhythmia is introduced. The high efficiency and safety of the method of radiofrequency ablation in patients with highly curable cardiac arrhythmias that allows soldiers to leave the military service, as well as to enter military service under the contract. Proposed implementation of the control medical examination to conduct endocardial electrophysiological study and the subsequent medical examination to determine the category of fitness for military service not earlier than 6 months after surgery...
September 2015: Voenno-medit︠s︡inskiĭ Zhurnal
A P Popov
The authors present the history of the branch N 6 of the Federal States Organization "the Vishnevsky Central Military Clinical Hospital N 3" of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which dates back to November 1, 1974. Over the past years, organizational and staff structure; and the name of the clinic (45th central polyclinic, 45th central consultative-diagnostic polyclinic, 52nd Advisory Diagnostic Center of Defense) has repeatedly changed, but the core the work stays unchangeable--to continually improve patient care technology, to be the leader in the outpatient care for soldiers, reserve officers (retired), members of their families...
October 2015: Voenno-medit︠s︡inskiĭ Zhurnal
Faheem Ullah, Muhammad Bisyrul Hafi Othman, Fatima Javed, Zulkifli Ahmad, Hazizan Md Akil, Siti Zalifah Md Rasib
A new approach to design multifunctional chitosan based nanohydrogel with enhanced glucose sensitivity, stability, drug loading and release profile are reported. Two approaches were followed for functionalization of chitosan based nanohydrogel with 3-APBA via EDC and 3-APTES. The effective functionalization, structure and morphology of Chitosan based IPN respectively were confirmed by FTIR, SEM and AFM. At physiological conditions, the glucose-induced volume phase transition and release profile of the model drug Alizarin Red with 1,2-diol structure (comparative to insulin as a drug as well as a dye for bio separation) were studied at various glucose concentrations, pH and ionic strengths...
February 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Faheem Ullah, Muhammad Bisyrul Hafi Othman, Fatima Javed, Zulkifli Ahmad, Hazizan Md Akil
This article aims to review the literature concerning the choice of selectivity for hydrogels based on classification, application and processing. Super porous hydrogels (SPHs) and superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) represent an innovative category of recent generation highlighted as an ideal mould system for the study of solution-dependent phenomena. Hydrogels, also termed as smart and/or hungry networks, are currently subject of considerable scientific research due to their potential in hi-tech applications in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, bioseparation, biosensor, agriculture, oil recovery and cosmetics fields...
December 1, 2015: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Li-Ling Wu, Kuo-Ming Wang, Po-I Liao, Yu-Hsiu Kao, Yi-Ching Huang
Over 73% of hi-tech industry employees in Taiwan lack regular exercise. They are exposed to a highly variable and stressful work environment for extended periods of time, and may subsequently experience depression, detrimental to workers' physiological and mental health. In this cross-sectional survey, the authors explored the effect of an 8-week brisk walking program on the fatigue of employees in the hi-tech industry. The participants, from a hi-tech company in northern Taiwan, were randomly assigned to an experimental group (EG; 41 subjects, Mage = 33...
October 2015: Workplace Health & Safety
Marco d'Ischia, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Fabio Cicoira, Eduardo Di Mauro, Josè Carlos Garcia-Borron, Stephane Commo, Ismael Galván, Ghanem Ghanem, Koike Kenzo, Paul Meredith, Alessandro Pezzella, Clara Santato, Tadeusz Sarna, John D Simon, Luigi Zecca, Fabio A Zucca, Alessandra Napolitano, Shosuke Ito
During the past decade, melanins and melanogenesis have attracted growing interest for a broad range of biomedical and technological applications. The burst of polydopamine-based multifunctional coatings in materials science is just one example, and the list may be expanded to include melanin thin films for organic electronics and bioelectronics, drug delivery systems, functional nanoparticles and biointerfaces, sunscreens, environmental remediation devices. Despite considerable advances, applied research on melanins and melanogenesis is still far from being mature...
September 2015: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
Mandeep R Mehra, Javed Butler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2015: Heart Failure Clinics
V F Pfaf, S G Gorokhova, V A Kotenko
The article covers hi-tech cardiologic care model in system of medical support of train operation safety, with definition of structure blocks in this model. Discussion covers peculiarities of the model functioning in comparison with the governmental system of hi-tech medical care, including its closed cycle principle characteristics, wide patients selection among railway workers, continuous and close cooperation between various medical speicalities, with active involvement of occupational fitness specialists (medical examination committees of various levels, including Central Medical Examination Committee), major extent of interventional rentgenosurgical technologies applied in diseases without significant functional failure...
2015: Meditsina Truda i Promyshlennaia Ekologiia
Adnan Younis, Muhammad Irfan Siddique, Chang-Kil Kim, Ki-Byung Lim
RNA interference (RNAi) is a promising gene regulatory approach in functional genomics that has significant impact on crop improvement which permits down-regulation in gene expression with greater precise manner without affecting the expression of other genes. RNAi mechanism is expedited by small molecules of interfering RNA to suppress a gene of interest effectively. RNAi has also been exploited in plants for resistance against pathogens, insect/pest, nematodes, and virus that cause significant economic losses...
2014: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Komal Habib, Peter Klausen Schibye, Andreas Peter Vestbø, Ole Dall, Henrik Wenzel
Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets have become highly desirable for modern hi-tech applications. These magnets, in general, contain two key rare earth elements (REEs), i.e., neodymium (Nd) and dysprosium (Dy), which are responsible for the very high strength of these magnets, allowing for considerable size and weight reduction in modern applications. This study aims to explore the current and future potential of a secondary supply of neodymium and dysprosium from recycling of NdFeB magnets. For this purpose, material flow analysis (MFA) has been carried out to perform the detailed mapping of stocks and flows of NdFeB magnets in Denmark...
October 21, 2014: Environmental Science & Technology
Chitra Natesan, Senthil Kumar Ajithan, Shobana Mani, Priyadharshini Palani, Prabaakaran Kandhasamy
Hi-tech scenario and the ecological compression are the key point to drive the intervention of the renewable in the distribution system. In the perspective of complex power system planners, the transient performance of the microgrid is the main concern. For that purpose, various fault cases are explored in order to examine the microgrid transient performance when subjected to accidental events. In this work, the microgrid is modelled with two distributed generations (DGs) tied with a converter separately. With this intention, droop control strategy is adopted for the microsources to examine the microgrid performance during the symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault events...
2014: TheScientificWorldJournal
Adrienne Giordano, Carrie Holden, Cathrine Misquitta
BACKGROUND: With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services mandate that all Medicare Part D benefit sponsors must offer members a medication therapy management program, pharmacists were facing new challenges of data collecting using software applications that had limited use for the new program. OBJECTIVE: Health Net pharmacists initiated an automated software application to increase the efficiency of the medication therapy management program, the integrity of the member profiles, and the ability to provide accurate reporting of drug-related issues...
October 2008: American Health & Drug Benefits
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