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Yaping Xiang, Jianyun Lu, Feifeng Li, Jian Huang, Caifeng Yang, Zhibing Fu, Lihua Gao
To explore a new method for detecting the bactericidal effect of oiling agent in vitro, and to determine the disinfectant effecacy of ozonated camellia oil on Staphylococcus aureus.
 Methods: Suspension of Staphylococcus aureus was prepared and innoculated on the LB plate by plate scribing method. After culture overnight, 21 bacterial monoclones with the same diameter were selected and divided into 3 groups: A negative control group, a baseoil (camellia oil) group and an ozonated camellia oil group. We used a ring to isolate the single clone and added oil inside the ring, cultured the whole plate over night, picked out each single clone (with gel) to 5 mL LB medium and cultured it for 12 h...
February 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
Jeffrey Bruffaerts, Alexandre Vasseur, Sukhdev Singh, Ahmad Masarwa, Dorian Didier, Liron Oskar, Lionel Perrin, Odile Eisenstein, Ilan Marek
Several approaches using organozirconocene species for the remote cleavage of strained three-membered ring carbocycles are de-scribed. omega-Ene polysubstituted cyclopropanes, alkylidenecyclopropanes, omega-ene spiro[2.2]pentanes and omega-ene cyclopropyl methyl ethers were successfully transformed into stereodefined organometallic intermediates allowing an easy access to highly stereoen-riched acyclic scaffolds in good yields and in most cases excellent selectivities. DFT calculations and isotopic labeling experi-ments were performed to delineate the origin of the obtained chemo- and stereoselectivities, demonstrating the importance of microreversibility...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
Christian Maurer, Jonathan Baré, Jolanta Kusmierczyk-Michulec, Alice Crawford, Paul W Eslinger, Petra Seibert, Blake Orr, Anne Philipp, Ole Ross, Sylvia Generoso, Pascal Achim, Michael Schoeppner, Alain Malo, Anders Ringbom, Olivier Saunier, Denis Quèlo, Anne Mathieu, Yuichi Kijima, Ariel Stein, Tianfeng Chai, Fong Ngan, Susan J Leadbetter, Pieter De Meutter, Andy Delcloo, Rich Britton, Ashley Davies, Lee G Glascoe, Donald D Lucas, Matthew D Simpson, Phil Vogt, Martin Kalinowski, Theodore W Bowyer
After performing a first multi-model exercise in 2015 a comprehensive and technically more demanding atmospheric transport modelling challenge was organized in 2016. Release data were provided by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization radiopharmaceutical facility in Sydney (Australia) for a one month period. Measured samples for the same time frame were gathered from six International Monitoring System stations in the Southern Hemisphere with distances to the source ranging between 680 (Melbourne) and about 17,000 km (Tristan da Cunha)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Vinod E Nambudiri, Alice J Watson, Mitchell H Rubenstein, Thomas S Kupper, Fei-Shiuann Clarissa Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Corrado Campochiaro, Lauren V Host, Voon H Ong, Christopher P Denton
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic, autoimmune connective tissue disease with a female predominance. The reason for the female predilection in SSc may relate to the difference in hormones between the genders. There are no current data on the influence male-to-female sex transition may have in the development of SSc. We report three patients who developed SSc after initiating the transgender process, and review current literature in regards to transgender patients with connective tissue disease (CTD)...
February 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Ofor Ewelukwa, Roque Perez, Lee Ellen Carter, Alyka Fernandez, Sarah Glover
Background: Electronic health records (EHRs), despite their positive attributes, increase physician workload and decrease efficiency. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of scribes in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic on improvement of the physician-patient relationship, physician productivity, clinical efficiency, and achievement of some Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) metrics. Methods: We analyzed of pre- and postscribe data between fiscal years 2015 (FY15) and 2016 (FY16) using data from patients at the Inflammatory Bowel Clinic at the University of Florida...
February 15, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Guangyuan Xu, Zahraa A Jarjes, Valentin Desprez, Paul A Kilmartin, Jadranka Travas-Sejdic
The fabrication of a novel, and highly selective electrochemical sensor based on a poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) modified laser scribed graphene (LSG), and detection of dopamine (DA) in the presence of ascorbic acid (AA) and uric acid (UA) is described. LSG electrodes were produced with a 3-dimensional macro-porous network and large electrochemically-active surface area via direct laser writing on polyimide sheets. PEDOT was electrodeposited on the LSG electrode, and the physical properties of the obtained films were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray diffraction microanalysis (EDAX)...
February 13, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Yieu Chyan, Ruquan Ye, Yilun Li, Swatantra Pratap Singh, Christopher J Arnusch, James M Tour
A simple and facile method for obtaining patterned graphene under ambient conditions on the surface of diverse materials ranging from renewable precursors such as food, cloth, paper, and cardboard to high-performance polymers like Kevlar or even on natural coal would be highly desirable. Here, we report a method of using multiple pulsed-laser scribing to convert a wide range of substrates into laser-induced graphene (LIG). With the increased versatility of the multiple lase process, highly conductive patterns can be achieved on the surface of a diverse number of substrates in ambient atmosphere...
February 13, 2018: ACS Nano
Joseph F Golob, John J Como, Jeffrey A Claridge
With the advent of the electronic medical record, the documentation burden of the trauma surgeon has become overwhelming. To help, our trauma division added scribes to the rounding team. We hypothesized that scribe utilization would improve our documentation efficiency and offer a financial benefit to the institution. A review of trauma surgeon documentation and billing was performed at a Level I trauma center over two time periods: January to May 2014 (no scribes) and January to May 2015 (scribes). The number of notes written by trauma surgeons was obtained, as were documentation charges...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Qin Pan, Ningjun Tong, Nanfei He, Yixin Liu, Eunkyoung Shim, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Wei Gao
Here we describe an electrospun mat of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and graphene oxide (GO) as a novel solid-state electrolyte matrix, which offers better performance retention upon drying after infiltrated with aqueous electrolyte. The PVA-GO mat overcomes the major issue of conventional PVA-based electrolytes, which is the ionic conductivity decay upon drying. After exposure to 45±5% relative humidity at 25 ℃ for 1 month, its conductivity decay is limited to 38.4%, whereas that of pure PVA mat is as high as 84...
February 9, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Matthew MacKisack
Since antiquity the mind has been conceived to operate via images and words. Pre-scientific thinkers (and some scientific) who presented the mind as operating in such a way tended to i) bias one representational mode over the other, and ii) claim the dominance of the mode to be the case universally. The rise of empirical psychological science in the late 19th-century rehearses the word/image division of thought but makes universal statements - e.g., that recollection is a verbal process for everyone - untenable...
December 6, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
Mutaz Al-Ghzaiwat, Martin Foldyna, Takashi Fuyuki, Wanghua Chen, Erik V Johnson, Jacques Meot, Pere Roca I Cabarrocas
In this work, we introduce the demonstration of 5 × 5 cm2 mini-modules based on radial junction silicon nanowire (RJ SiNW) devices grown by plasma-assisted vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) technique. The mini-modules are obtained thanks to an industrial laser scribing technique. The electrical parameters have been highlighted to address the performance of these devices and perspectives towards competitive RJ SiNW solar modules. Moreover, electroluminescence (EL) measurements were also conducted to assess the uniformity of the fabricated mini-modules...
January 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Nicholas G Zaorsky, Charles T Lee, Eddie Zhang, Thomas J Galloway
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To compare cosmesis and local recurrence (LR) of definitive external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) vs brachytherapy (BT) for indolent basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Studies including patients with T1-2 N0 SCCs/BCCs treated with definitive EBRT/BT and ≥10 months follow-up were analyzed. The primary endpoint was post-treatment cosmesis, categorized as "good," "fair," or "poor...
January 19, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Karen Watchman, Matthew P Janicki, Leslie Udell, Mary Hogan, Sam Quinn, Anna Beránková
The International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia covered a range of issues related to dementia and intellectual disability, including the dearth of personal reflections of persons with intellectual disability affected by dementia. This article reflects on this deficiency and explores some of the personal perspectives gleaned from the literature, from the Summit attendees and from the experiences of persons with intellectual disability recorded or scribed in advance of the two-day Summit meeting...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID
Amelia Sattler, Tracy Rydel, Cathina Nguyen, Steven Lin
PURPOSE: The immense clerical burden felt by physicians is one of the leading causes of burnout. Scribes are increasingly being used to help alleviate this burden, yet few published studies investigate how scribes affect physicians' daily work, attitudes and behaviors, and relationships with patients and the workplace. METHODS: Using a longitudinal observational design, data were collected, over 1 year, from 4 physicians working with 2 scribes at a single academic family medicine practice...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
Marjorie A Bowman, Dean A Seehusen, Anne Victoria Neale
Being realistic while helping our patients is this issue's theme. Given the volume of tasks required in family medicine, recommendations for improvements in direct care or care measurement cannot just be evidence-based but must also be realistic. On the list of realistic: ordering antipsychotics for symptoms of dementia in the elderly, despite recommendations to not do so; ordering antidepressants without fear that the patient could develop hypertension; mental health care providers in primary care offices; forced choice for opioid management; plus agenda setting for visit efficiency...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
Ruquan Ye, Xiao Han, Dmitry V Kosynkin, Yilun Li, Chenhao Zhang, Bo Jiang, Angel A Marti, James M Tour
Laser-assisted materials fabrication is an advance that has propelled recent carbon synthesis approaches. Direct laser writing on polyimide or lignocellulose materials by a CO2 laser has successfully transformed the substrates into hierarchical graphene. However, formation of other carbon allotropes such as diamond and fullerene remains challenging. Here we report the direct synthesis of fluorinated nanodiamonds or fluorinated graphene by treating polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon, or PTFE) with a 9.3 μm pulsed CO2 laser under argon; no exogenous fluorine source is needed...
January 12, 2018: ACS Nano
Alfonsina D'Amato, Gleb Zilberstein, Svetlana Zilberstein, Benedetto Luigi Compagnoni, Pier Giorgio Righetti
The death registries of the plague epidemic of 1630, stored at the Archivio di Stato of Milano, have been interrogated via the EVA film technology (ethyl vinyl acetate film studded with crushed strong anion and cation exchangers as well as C8 resins). The EVA diskettes have been left in contact with the lower right margins of 11 different pages pertaining to the peak months of the raging disease (June through end of September) for 60-90min and then the captured material, after elution and digestion, analysed by mass spectrometry...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
Maria I Danila, Joshua A Melnick, Jeffrey R Curtis, Nir Menachemi, Kenneth G Saag
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of utilizing medical scribes on clinic workflow, physician professional satisfaction, and patient satisfaction in rheumatology and endocrinology clinics. METHODS: We conducted a within-practice pilot study of medical scribes that included a 6-week intervention phase (documentation assistance by medical scribes) followed by a control phase (usual documentation with no assistance) in outpatient rheumatology and endocrinology clinics at an academic medical center...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Waqas Shuaib, John Hilmi, Joshua Caballero, Ijaz Rashid, Hashim Stanazai, Alan Ajanovic, Alex Moshtaghi, Ahmed Amari, Kerolos Tawfeek, Anjit Khurana, Hesham Hasabo, Abdulrehman Baqais, Ahmed A Mattar, Theodore J Gaeta
Previous literature on the impact of scribe programs varies and has mostly been reported from academic institutions or other clinics. We report the implementation of the scribe program in the emergency room of a community hospital and its impact on patient throughput, physician productivity, and patient satisfaction. We performed a quasi-experimental, before-and-after study measuring patient throughput metrics, physician productivity, and patient satisfaction. The intervention measuring the scribe implementation was divided into pre- and post-implementation periods...
March 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
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