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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223122/a-comprehensive-review-of-spatial-allocation-of-lid-bmp-gi-practices-strategies-and-optimization-tools
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REVIEW
Kun Zhang, Ting Fong May Chui
Low-impact development (LID), best management practice (BMP), and green infrastructure (GI) are semi-engineered stormwater management practices that have been widely studied and implemented worldwide. Implemented in the complex environment of urban areas, LID-BMP-GI practices often intertwine with a very large number of hydro-environmental and socio-economic considerations and constraints. Therefore, they need to be carefully selected, designed, and allocated within an urban area. Both planning and optimization can lead to more systematic and strategic approaches to address this multi-scale, multi-parameter problem of practice allocation...
December 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222563/quantitative-analysis-and-classification-of-the-nasal-base-using-a-parametric-model
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Christian H Barnes, Heidi Chen, Jason J Chen, Erica Su, Wesley J Moy, Brian J F Wong
Importance: The nasal base view is often overlooked in rhinoplasty analysis and, unlike lateral and frontal views, lacks detailed quantitative analysis and descriptors. While shape-category analysis of the nasal base is well established, these descriptive methods remain subjective and do not facilitate quantitative analysis. Objective: To establish a simple and quantitative classification scheme using a multiple-parameter numerical model for analyzing and describing the shape of the nasal base...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222436/weekly-self-measurement-of-fev1-and-pef-and-its-impact-on-acq-asthma-control-questionnaire-scores-12-week-observational-study-with-76-patients
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Christoph Ulrich Werner, Klaus Linde, Julia Schäffner, Constanze Storr, Antonius Schneider
The "Asthma Control Questionnaire" (ACQ) is a very common questionnaire for assessing asthma control. This study compares different ACQ versions in a self-monitoring program over a 12-week period combining them with patients' self-measurements of peak expiratory flow (PEF) and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1). The objective was to test the feasibility of FEV1-self-measurements and to compare ACQ versions regarding possible additional information given by lung function. In this prospective multicenter observational study 100 adult asthma patients, recruited at six family practices and two pulmologists' private practices in Germany, completed the ACQ weekly, performing self-measurements of PEF and FEV1...
December 8, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221814/use-of-interventional-radiology-as-initial-hemorrhage-control-to-improve-outcomes-for-potentially-lethal-multiple-blunt-injuries
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Hiroyuki Otsuka, Toshiki Sato, Keiji Sakurai, Hiromichi Aoki, Takeshi Yamagiwa, Shinichi Iizuka, Sadaki Inokuchi
INTRODUCTION: Recently, trauma management has been markedly improved with interventional radiology (IVR) and damage-control strategies. However, the indications for its use in hemodynamically unstable patients with severe trauma remains unclear. In some cases, IVR may be more effective than surgery for damage-control hemostasis; however, performing IVR in life-threatening trauma settings is challenging. To address this, we practiced and evaluated a trauma-management system with emergency physicians who trained for both severe trauma management, and techniques of surgery and IVR...
December 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221627/alkaline-diet-and-metabolic-acidosis-practical-approaches-to-the-nutritional-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Larissa Rodrigues Neto Angéloco, Gabriela Cristina Arces de Souza, Elen Almeida Romão, Paula Garcia Chiarello
The kidneys play an extremely important role in maintaining the body acid-base balance by excreting nonvolatile acids and regenerating and reabsorbing bicarbonate in the kidney tubules. As the individual loses their kidney function, renal excretion of nonvolatile acid produced by metabolism of the diet is impaired, resulting in low-grade metabolic acidosis. With this in mind, it is relevant to better understand the dietary aspects related to the acid-base balance in chronic kidney disease metabolic acidosis and try to provide possible strategies for the nutritional management of these cases...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221443/diverse-effects-of-distance-cutoff-and-residue-interval-on-the-performance-of-distance-dependent-atom-pair-potential-in-protein-structure-prediction
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Yuangen Yao, Rong Gui, Quan Liu, Ming Yi, Haiyou Deng
BACKGROUND: As one of the most successful knowledge-based energy functions, the distance-dependent atom-pair potential is widely used in all aspects of protein structure prediction, including conformational search, model refinement, and model assessment. During the last two decades, great efforts have been made to improve the reference state of the potential, while other factors that also strongly affect the performance of the potential have been relatively less investigated. RESULTS: Based on different distance cutoffs (from 5 to 22 Å) and residue intervals (from 0 to 15) as well as six different reference states, we constructed a series of distance-dependent atom-pair potentials and tested them on several groups of structural decoy sets collected from diverse sources...
December 8, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221293/distance-saturation-product-of-the-6-minute-walk-test-predicts-mortality-of-patients-with-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Meng-Heng Hsieh, Yueh-Fu Fang, Fu-Tsai Chung, Chung-Shu Lee, Yu-Chen Chang, Yuan-Zhang Liu, Cheng-Hsien Wu, Horng-Chyuan Lin
Background: Previous surveillance methods to monitor the prognoses of patients with bronchiectasis are too complex for use in daily practice. The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is a simple exercise test to predict the prognosis of chronic obstructive airway disease and numerous chronic lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. No studies have investigated exercise-induced oxygen desaturation (EID) and distance-saturation product (DSP) of 6MWT to predict the prognoses of patients with bronchiectasis...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221019/data-analysis-based-autonomic-bandwidth-adjustment-in-software-defined-multi-vendor-optical-transport-networks
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Yajie Li, Yongli Zhao, Jie Zhang, Xiaosong Yu, Ruiquan Jing
Network operators generally provide dedicated lightpaths for customers to meet the demand for high-quality transmission. Considering the variation of traffic load, customers usually rent peak bandwidth that exceeds the practical average traffic requirement. In this case, bandwidth provisioning is unmetered and customers have to pay according to peak bandwidth. Supposing that network operators could keep track of traffic load and allocate bandwidth dynamically, bandwidth can be provided as a metered service and customers would pay for the bandwidth that they actually use...
November 27, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220749/phosphorus-loaded-biochar-changes-soil-heavy-metals-availability-and-uptake-potential-of-maize-zea-mays-l-plants
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Munir Ahmad, Adel R A Usman, Abdullah S Al-Faraj, Mahtab Ahmad, Abdelazeem Sallam, Mohammad I Al-Wabel
Biochar (BC) was produced by pyrolyzing the date palm leaf waste at 600 °C and then loaded with phosphorus (P) via sorption process. Greenhouse pot experiment was conducted to investigate the application effects of BC and P-loaded biochar (BCP) on growth and availability of P and heavy metals to maize (Zea mays L.) plants grown in contaminated mining soil. The treatments consisted of BC and BCP (at application rates of 5, 10, 20, and 30 g kg-1 of soil), recommended NK and NPK, and a control (no amendment)...
November 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219130/effects-of-health-education-tool-on-select-epidemiological-factors-associated-with-adult-obese-urban-slum-women
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Deepika Pradeep Vora, Pallavi S Shelke
BACKGROUND: National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-2006) India, found that 14.8% of Ever-Married Adults (age 15-49 years) had Body Mass Index (BMI) in the ranges of overweight and obese; compared to 10.6% in the National Family Health Survey-2. These figures highlighted the fact that India already faces a dual burden of chronic malnutrition, i.e., obesity, besides undernutrition. Higher BMI, especially, increased abdominal fat is an important determinant of the development of diabetes...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218822/european-academy-of-neurology-european-stroke-organisation-consensus-statement-and-practical-guidance-for-pre-hospital-management-of-stroke
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A Kobayashi, A Czlonkowska, G A Ford, A C Fonseca, G J Luijckx, J Korv, N Pérez de la Ossa, C Price, D Russell, A Tsiskaridze, M Messmer-Wullen, J De Keyser
Reduction of delay between onset and hospital arrival and adequate pre-hospital care of persons with acute stroke are important for improving chances of a favorable outcome. The objective is to recommend evidence-based practices for the management of patients with suspected stroke in the pre-hospital setting. The GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) methodology was used to define the key clinical questions. An expert panel then reviewed the literature, established the quality of the evidence, and made recommendations...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218772/signals-for-identifying-cows-at-risk-of-subacute-ruminal-acidosis-in-dairy-veterinary-practice
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REVIEW
E Humer, J R Aschenbach, V Neubauer, I Kröger, R Khiaosa-Ard, W Baumgartner, Q Zebeli
Controlling rumen disorders is critical to ensure successful dairy herd health management. Lactation diets of dairy cows are commonly rich in concentrates and low in physically effective fibre. Feeding of these diets increases the risk of rumen disorders with far-reaching consequences for cattle health, welfare and sustainability of dairy production. The term subacute ruminal acidosis or SARA is often used as a synonym for poor rumen health. Being subclinical, SARA lacks of clear symptoms and is therefore difficult to diagnose and to control in the practice...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218586/nonparametric-tests-for-equality-of-psychometric-functions
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Miguel A García-Pérez, Vicente Núñez-Antón
Many empirical studies measure psychometric functions (curves describing how observers' performance varies with stimulus magnitude) because these functions capture the effects of experimental conditions. To assess these effects, parametric curves are often fitted to the data and comparisons are carried out by testing for equality of mean parameter estimates across conditions. This approach is parametric and, thus, vulnerable to violations of the implied assumptions. Furthermore, testing for equality of means of parameters may be misleading: Psychometric functions may vary meaningfully across conditions on an observer-by-observer basis with no effect on the mean values of the estimated parameters...
December 7, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218404/the-stone-surgeon-in-the-mirror-how-are-german-speaking-urologists-treating-large-renal-stones-today
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Martin Schoenthaler, Simon Hein, Christian Seitz, Christian Türk, Hansjörg Danuser, Werner Vach, Arkadiusz Miernik
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the current treatment strategies of LRS in German-speaking Europe. Little is known about the treatment of large renal stones (LRS > 3 cm) in daily urological practice. LRS therapy can be, however, challenging and hazardous. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 39 item web-based survey was performed among urologists listed by the German, Austrian and Swiss Associations of Urology, addressing professionals treating LRS "on their own" and working in a German-speaking country...
December 7, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217397/-development-of-methods-to-evaluate-nephrological-screening-and-support-measures-and-lessons-learned-from-the-styrian-nephrological-screening-program-niere-sch%C3%A3-tzen
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Stephanie Poggenburg, Klaus Jeitler, Thomas Semlitsch, Florian Stigler, Peter Krisper, Alexander Rosenkranz, Andrea Siebenhofer
Throughout the world, the incidence and prevalence of patients with chronic kidney disease have been steadily rising. In 2016, the Styrian nephrology awareness program "niere.schützen" ("Kidney Protection") was launched to early identify patients with renal insufficiency. The aim of this study was to search for existing international nephrological screening and support programs in order to identify possible evaluation parameters and concepts for niere.schützen. A search in MEDLINE® revealed five relevant international programs from four countries...
December 4, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217324/-medical-human-resources-planning-in-europe-a-literature-review-of-the-forecasting-models
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N Benahmed, D Deliège, A De Wever, M Pirson
BACKGROUND: Healthcare is a labor-intensive sector in which half of the expenses are dedicated to human resources. Therefore, policy makers, at national and internal levels, attend to the number of practicing professionals and the skill mix. This paper aims to analyze the European forecasting model for supply and demand of physicians. METHODS: To describe the forecasting tools used for physician planning in Europe, a grey literature search was done in the OECD, WHO, and European Union libraries...
December 4, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216859/a-simple-prediction-tool-for-inhaled-corticosteroid-response-in-asthmatic-children
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Yi-Fan Wu, Ming-Wei Su, Bor-Luen Chiang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ching-Hui Tsai, Yungling L Lee
BACKGROUND: Inhaled corticosteroids are recommended as the first-line controller medication for childhood asthma owing to their multiple clinical benefits. However, heterogeneity in the response towards these drugs remains a significant clinical problem. METHODS: Children aged 5 to 18 years with mild to moderate persistent asthma were recruited into the Taiwanese Consortium of Childhood Asthma Study. Their responses to inhaled corticosteroids were assessed based on their improvements in the asthma control test and peak expiratory flow...
December 7, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216668/characteristic-chromatogram-a-method-of-discriminate-and-quantitative-analysis-for-quality-evaluation-of-uncaria-stem-with-hooks
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Jinjun Hou, Ruihong Feng, Yibei Zhang, Huiqin Pan, Shuai Yao, Sumei Han, Zijin Feng, Luying Cai, Wanying Wu, De-An Guo
It remains a challenge to establish new monographs for herbal drugs derived from multiple botanical sources. Specifically, the difficulty involves discriminating and quantifying these herbs with components whose levels vary markedly among different samples. Using Uncaria stem with hooks as an example, a characteristic chromatogram was proposed to discriminate its five botanical origins and to quantify its characteristic components in the chromatogram. The characteristic chromatogram with respect to the components of Uncaria stem with hooks with the five botanical origins was established using 0...
December 7, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214480/amicarbazone-degradation-promoted-by-zvi-activated-persulfate-study-of-relevant-variables-for-practical-application
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Cátia A L Graça, Lucas T N Fugita, Adriana Correia de Velosa, Antonio Carlos S C Teixeira
Alarming amounts of organic pollutants are being detected in waterbodies due to their ineffective removal by conventional treatment techniques, which warn of the urgent need of developing new technologies for their remediation. In this context, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), especially those based on Fenton reactions, have proved to be suitable alternatives, due to their efficacy of removing persistent organic compounds. However, the use of ferrous iron in these processes has several operational constraints; to avoid this, an alternative iron source was here investigated: zero-valent-iron (ZVI)...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214428/an-invitation-to-pharmacostatics
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Gilles Gnacadja
Pharmacology, the study of interactions between biological processes and therapeutic agents, is traditionally presented as consisting of two subdisciplines: pharmacokinetics, which is about the distribution and metabolism of drugs in organisms, and pharmacodynamics, which is about the organisms' response to drugs. In discovery-stage pharmacology however, one primary concern is what we call pharmacostatics, the characterization of equilibrium parameters and states of core interactions of physiologic and therapeutic interest...
December 6, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
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