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Hítalo Andrade da Silva, Muana Hiandra Pereira Dos Passos, Valéria Mayaly Alves de Oliveira, Aline Cabral Palmeira, Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui, Rodrigo Cappato de Araújo
Objective: To evaluate the interday reproducibility, agreement and validity of the construct of short version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 applied to adolescents. Methods: The sample consisted of adolescents of both sexes, aged between 10 and 19 years, who were recruited from schools and sports centers. The validity of the construct was performed by exploratory factor analysis, and reliability was calculated for each construct using the intraclass correlation coefficient, standard error of measurement and the minimum detectable change...
October 2016: Einstein
Vinayak Laxman Pachapur, Ratul Kumar Das, Satinder Kaur Brar, Yann Le Bihan, Gerardo Buelna
The properties of eggshells (EGS) as neutralizing and immobilizing agent were investigated for hydrogen (H2) production using crude glycerol (CG) by co-culture system. Eggshells of different sizes and concentrations were used during batch and repeated-batch fermentation. For batch and repeated-batch fermentation, the maximum H2 production (36.53±0.53 and 41.16±0.95mmol/L, respectively) was obtained with the EGS size of 33μm<x5<75μm. Hydrogen production increased with the decreasing size of EGS. Eggshells maintained the fermentation pH (6...
February 2017: Bioresource Technology
Elien Vulsteke, Sofie Van Den Hende, Lode Bourez, Henk Capoen, Diederik P L Rousseau, Johan Albrecht
The economic potential of outdoor microalgal bacterial floc (MaB-floc) raceway ponds as wastewater treatment technology and bioresource of biomass for fertilizer, shrimp feed, phycobiliproteins and biogas in Northwest Europe is assessed. This assessment is based on cost data provided by industry experts, on experimental data obtained from pilot-scale outdoor MaB-floc ponds treating aquaculture and food-industry effluents, and from different biomass valorization tests. MaB-floc ponds exhibit a cost-performance of EUR 0...
January 2017: Bioresource Technology
Clarissa Mendonça Corradi-Webster, Edilaine Cristina da Silva Gherardi-Donato
Objective: to examine the factors associated with problematic drug use among psychiatric outpatients. Method: a cross-sectional study was carried out in two mental health services. Eligible individuals were patients of these mental health services, who used them within the data collection period. Instruments: standardized questionnaire with sociodemographic, social network, social harm, and clinical information; Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test; Barratt Impulsiveness Scale; Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale...
November 28, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Nikolaus G Turrini, Elisabeth Eger, Tamara C Reiter, Kurt Faber, Mélanie Hall
A case of hydride-independent reaction catalyzed by flavin-dependent ene-reductases from the Old Yellow Enzyme (OYE) family was identified. α-Angelica lactone was isomerized to the conjugated β-isomer in a nicotinamide-free and hydride-independent process. The catalytic cycle of C=C bond isomerization appears to be flavin-independent and to rely solely on a deprotonation-reprotonation sequence through acid-base catalysis. Key residues in the enzyme active site were mutated and provided insight on important mechanistic features...
December 20, 2016: ChemSusChem
Afifi Akhiar, Audrey Battimelli, Michel Torrijos, Helene Carrere
Waste management by anaerobic digestion generates a final byproduct, the digestate, which is usually separated into solid and liquid fractions to reduce the volume for transportation. The composition of the solid fraction has been recently studied to allow its valorization. However, full composition of liquid fraction of digestate and its size fractionation are less considered in the literature for efficient post treatment and valorization purposes. Therefore, here we characterized in detail liquid fraction of digestate obtained after solid-liquid separation from 11 full-scale co-digestion plants...
January 2017: Waste Management
Jiang-Hao Tian, Anne-Marie Pourcher, Chrystelle Bureau, Pascal Peu
Solid state anaerobic digestion (SSAD) with leachate recirculation is an appropriate method for the valorization of agriculture residues. Rape straw is a massively produced residue with considerable biochemical methane potential, but its degradation in SSAD remains poorly understood. A thorough study was conducted to understand the performance of rape straw as feedstock for laboratory solid state anaerobic digesters. We investigated the methane production kinetics of rape straw in relation to cellulose accessibility to cellulase and the microbial community...
January 2017: Bioresource Technology
S Raposo, A Constantino, F Rodrigues, B Rodrigues, M E Lima-Costa
Nowadays, bioethanol production is one of the most important technologies by the necessity to identify alternative energy resources, principally when based on inexpensive renewable resources. However, the costs of 2nd-generation bioethanol production using current biotechnologies are still high compared to fossil fuels. The feasibility of bioethanol production, by obtaining high yields and concentrations of ethanol, using low-cost medium, is the primary goal, leading the research done today. Batch Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation of high-density sugar from carob residues with different organic (yeast extract, peptone, urea) and inorganic nitrogen sources (ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate) was performed for evaluating a cost-effective ethanol production, with high ethanol yield and productivity...
October 19, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Ana Carolina Ottaviani, Fabiana de Souza Orlandi
Introduction: Losses can be conceptualized as cognitive and affective responses to individual sorrows, characterized by brooding, yearning, disbelief and stunned feelings, being clinically significant in chronic diseases. Objective: The aim of the study was to translate, culturally adapt and validate the Kidney Disease Loss Scale into Portuguese. Methods: Validation study involving the steps recommended in the literature for healthcare instruments: initial translation, synthesis of translations, back translation, review by a committee of judges and pretest...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Camila Mendonça de Moraes Lopes, Vanderlei José Haas, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Cheila Gonçalves de Oliveira, Cristina Maria Galvão
OBJECTIVE: to build and validate a scale to assess the risk of surgical positioning injuries in adult patients. METHOD: methodological research, conducted in two phases: construction and face and content validation of the scale and field research, involving 115 patients. RESULTS: the Risk Assessment Scale for the Development of Injuries due to Surgical Positioning contains seven items, each of which presents five subitems. The scale score ranges between seven and 35 points in which, the higher the score, the higher the patient's risk...
August 29, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Martín A Palazzolo, Marcela Kurina-Sanz
Lignocellulosic biomasses, either from non-edible plants or from agricultural residues, stock biomacromolecules that can be processed to produce both energy and bioproducts. Therefore, they become major candidates to replace petroleum as the main source of energy. However, to shift the fossil-based economy to a bio-based one, it is imperative to develop robust biotechnologies to efficiently convert lignocellulosic streams in power and platform chemicals. Although most of the biomass processing facilities use celluloses and hemicelluloses to produce bioethanol and paper, there is no consolidated bioprocess to produce valuable compounds out of lignin at industrial scale available currently...
October 2016: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Reginaldo Roque Mafetoni, Antonieta Keiko Kakuda Shimo
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the effects of acupressure on the sanyinjiao point for pregnant women in labor at public maternity wards. METHOD: single-blind controlled clinical trial, randomly done employing a pragmatic profile. We selected 156 pregnant women in their ≥ 37 week/s, who had cervical dilations of ≥ 4 cm and with two or more contractions in 10 minutes. The pregnant women were randomly divided into three groups at a university hospital in the suburbs of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in order to receive either acupressure treatment, a placebo or participate as part of a control group...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Lorena Rey, Juan A Conesa, Ignacio Aracil, Maria A Garrido, Nuria Ortuño
The present work has been carried out to verify the feasibility of thermal valorization of an automobile shredder residue (ASR). With this aim, the thermal decomposition of this waste has been studied in a laboratory scale reactor, analyzing the pollutants emitted under different operating conditions. The emission factors of carbon oxides, light hydrocarbons, PAHs, PCPhs, PCBzs, PBPhs, PCDD/Fs, dioxin-like PCBs and PBDD/Fs were determined at two temperatures, 600 and 850°C, and under different oxygen ratios ranging from 0 (pure pyrolysis) to 1...
October 2016: Waste Management
Rhaine Borges Santos Pedreira, Saulo Vasconcelos Rocha, Clarice Alves Dos Santos, Lélia Renata Carneiro Vasconcelos, Martha Cerqueira Reis
OBJECTIVE: Assess the content validity of the Elderly Health Assessment Tool with low education. METHODS: The data collection instrument/questionnaire was prepared and submitted to an expert panel comprising four healthcare professionals experienced in research on epidemiology of aging. The experts were allowed to suggest item inclusion/exclusion and were asked to rate the ability of individual items in questionnaire blocks to encompass target dimensions as "not valid", "somewhat valid" or "valid", using an interval scale...
April 2016: Einstein
Carol S Camlin, Emmanuel Ssemmondo, Gabriel Chamie, Alison M El Ayadi, Dalsone Kwarisiima, Norton Sang, Jane Kabami, Edwin Charlebois, Maya Petersen, Tamara D Clark, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Craig R Cohen, Moses R Kamya, Diane Havlir
Men's uptake of HIV testing is critical to the success of "test and treat" strategies in generalized epidemics. This study sought to identify cultural factors and community processes that influence men's HIV testing uptake in the baseline year of an ongoing test-and-treat trial among 334,479 persons in eastern Africa (SEARCH, NCT#01864603). Data were collected using participant observation at mobile community health campaigns (CHCs) (n = 28); focus group discussions (n = 8 groups) with CHC participants; and in-depth interviews with care providers (n = 50), leaders (n = 32), and members (n = 112) of eight communities in Kenya and Uganda...
2016: AIDS Care
A Aab, P Abreu, M Aglietta, E J Ahn, I Al Samarai, I F M Albuquerque, I Allekotte, P Allison, A Almela, J Alvarez Castillo, J Alvarez-Muñiz, R Alves Batista, M Ambrosio, A Aminaei, G A Anastasi, L Anchordoqui, S Andringa, C Aramo, F Arqueros, N Arsene, H Asorey, P Assis, J Aublin, G Avila, N Awal, A M Badescu, C Baus, J J Beatty, K H Becker, J A Bellido, C Berat, M E Bertaina, X Bertou, P L Biermann, P Billoir, S G Blaess, A Blanco, M Blanco, J Blazek, C Bleve, H Blümer, M Boháčová, D Boncioli, C Bonifazi, N Borodai, J Brack, I Brancus, T Bretz, A Bridgeman, P Brogueira, P Buchholz, A Bueno, S Buitink, M Buscemi, K S Caballero-Mora, B Caccianiga, L Caccianiga, M Candusso, L Caramete, R Caruso, A Castellina, G Cataldi, L Cazon, R Cester, A G Chavez, A Chiavassa, J A Chinellato, J Chudoba, M Cilmo, R W Clay, G Cocciolo, R Colalillo, A Coleman, L Collica, M R Coluccia, R Conceição, F Contreras, M J Cooper, A Cordier, S Coutu, C E Covault, J Cronin, R Dallier, B Daniel, S Dasso, K Daumiller, B R Dawson, R M de Almeida, S J de Jong, G De Mauro, J R T de Mello Neto, I De Mitri, J de Oliveira, V de Souza, L Del Peral, O Deligny, N Dhital, C Di Giulio, A Di Matteo, J C Diaz, M L Díaz Castro, F Diogo, C Dobrigkeit, W Docters, J C D'Olivo, A Dorofeev, Q Dorosti Hasankiadeh, R C Dos Anjos, M T Dova, J Ebr, R Engel, M Erdmann, M Erfani, C O Escobar, J Espadanal, A Etchegoyen, H Falcke, K Fang, G Farrar, A C Fauth, N Fazzini, A P Ferguson, B Fick, J M Figueira, A Filevich, A Filipčič, O Fratu, M M Freire, T Fujii, B García, D Garcia-Gamez, D Garcia-Pinto, F Gate, H Gemmeke, A Gherghel-Lascu, P L Ghia, U Giaccari, M Giammarchi, M Giller, D Głas, C Glaser, H Glass, G Golup, M Gómez Berisso, P F Gómez Vitale, N González, B Gookin, J Gordon, A Gorgi, P Gorham, P Gouffon, N Griffith, A F Grillo, T D Grubb, F Guarino, G P Guedes, M R Hampel, P Hansen, D Harari, T A Harrison, S Hartmann, J L Harton, A Haungs, T Hebbeker, D Heck, P Heimann, A E Herve, G C Hill, C Hojvat, N Hollon, E Holt, P Homola, J R Hörandel, P Horvath, M Hrabovský, D Huber, T Huege, A Insolia, P G Isar, I Jandt, S Jansen, C Jarne, J A Johnsen, M Josebachuili, A Kääpä, O Kambeitz, K H Kampert, P Kasper, I Katkov, B Keilhauer, E Kemp, R M Kieckhafer, H O Klages, M Kleifges, J Kleinfeller, R Krause, N Krohm, D Kuempel, G Kukec Mezek, N Kunka, A W Kuotb Awad, D LaHurd, L Latronico, R Lauer, M Lauscher, P Lautridou, S Le Coz, D Lebrun, P Lebrun, M A Leigui de Oliveira, A Letessier-Selvon, I Lhenry-Yvon, K Link, L Lopes, R López, A López Casado, K Louedec, A Lucero, M Malacari, M Mallamaci, J Maller, D Mandat, P Mantsch, A G Mariazzi, V Marin, I C Mariş, G Marsella, D Martello, H Martinez, O Martínez Bravo, D Martraire, J J Masías Meza, H J Mathes, S Mathys, J Matthews, J A J Matthews, G Matthiae, D Maurizio, E Mayotte, P O Mazur, C Medina, G Medina-Tanco, R Meissner, V B B Mello, D Melo, A Menshikov, S Messina, M I Micheletti, L Middendorf, I A Minaya, L Miramonti, B Mitrica, L Molina-Bueno, S Mollerach, F Montanet, C Morello, M Mostafá, C A Moura, M A Muller, G Müller, S Müller, S Navas, P Necesal, L Nellen, A Nelles, J Neuser, P H Nguyen, M Niculescu-Oglinzanu, M Niechciol, L Niemietz, T Niggemann, D Nitz, D Nosek, V Novotny, L Nožka, L A Núñez, L Ochilo, F Oikonomou, A Olinto, N Pacheco, D Pakk Selmi-Dei, M Palatka, J Pallotta, P Papenbreer, G Parente, A Parra, T Paul, M Pech, J Pȩkala, R Pelayo, I M Pepe, L Perrone, E Petermann, C Peters, S Petrera, Y Petrov, J Phuntsok, R Piegaia, T Pierog, P Pieroni, M Pimenta, V Pirronello, M Platino, M Plum, A Porcelli, C Porowski, R R Prado, P Privitera, M Prouza, E J Quel, S Querchfeld, S Quinn, J Rautenberg, O Ravel, D Ravignani, D Reinert, B Revenu, J Ridky, M Risse, P Ristori, V Rizi, W Rodrigues de Carvalho, J Rodriguez Rojo, M D Rodríguez-Frías, D Rogozin, J Rosado, M Roth, E Roulet, A C Rovero, S J Saffi, A Saftoiu, H Salazar, A Saleh, F Salesa Greus, G Salina, J D Sanabria Gomez, F Sánchez, P Sanchez-Lucas, E Santos, E M Santos, F Sarazin, B Sarkar, R Sarmento, C Sarmiento-Cano, R Sato, C Scarso, M Schauer, V Scherini, H Schieler, D Schmidt, O Scholten, H Schoorlemmer, P Schovánek, F G Schröder, A Schulz, J Schulz, J Schumacher, S J Sciutto, A Segreto, M Settimo, A Shadkam, R C Shellard, G Sigl, O Sima, A Śmiałkowski, R Šmída, G R Snow, P Sommers, S Sonntag, J Sorokin, R Squartini, Y N Srivastava, D Stanca, S Stanič, J Stapleton, J Stasielak, M Stephan, A Stutz, F Suarez, M Suarez Durán, T Suomijärvi, A D Supanitsky, M S Sutherland, J Swain, Z Szadkowski, O A Taborda, A Tapia, A Tepe, V M Theodoro, C Timmermans, C J Todero Peixoto, G Toma, L Tomankova, B Tomé, A Tonachini, G Torralba Elipe, D Torres Machado, P Travnicek, M Trini, R Ulrich, M Unger, M Urban, J F Valdés Galicia, I Valiño, L Valore, G van Aar, P van Bodegom, A M van den Berg, S van Velzen, A van Vliet, E Varela, B Vargas Cárdenas, G Varner, R Vasquez, J R Vázquez, R A Vázquez, D Veberič, V Verzi, J Vicha, M Videla, L Villaseñor, B Vlcek, S Vorobiov, H Wahlberg, O Wainberg, D Walz, A A Watson, M Weber, K Weidenhaupt, A Weindl, C Welling, F Werner, A Widom, L Wiencke, H Wilczyński, T Winchen, D Wittkowski, B Wundheiler, S Wykes, L Yang, T Yapici, A Yushkov, E Zas, D Zavrtanik, M Zavrtanik, A Zepeda, B Zimmermann, M Ziolkowski, F Zuccarello
We measure the energy emitted by extensive air showers in the form of radio emission in the frequency range from 30 to 80 MHz. Exploiting the accurate energy scale of the Pierre Auger Observatory, we obtain a radiation energy of 15.8±0.7(stat)±6.7(syst)  MeV for cosmic rays with an energy of 1 EeV arriving perpendicularly to a geomagnetic field of 0.24 G, scaling quadratically with the cosmic-ray energy. A comparison with predictions from state-of-the-art first-principles calculations shows agreement with our measurement...
June 17, 2016: Physical Review Letters
Ilmeire Ramos Rosembach de Vasconcellos, Rosane Härter Griep, Luciana Portela, Márcia Guimarães de Mello Alves, Lúcia Rotenberg
OBJECTIVE: To describe the steps in the transcultural adaptation of the scale in the Effort-reward imbalance model to household and family work to the Brazilian context. METHODS: We performed the translation, back-translation, and initial psychometric evaluation of the questionnaire that comprised three dimensions: (i) effort (eight items, emphasizing quantitative workload), (ii) reward (11 items that seek to capture the intrinsic value of family and household work, societal esteem, recognition from the spouse/partner, and affection from the children), and (iii) overcommitment (four items related to intrinsic effort)...
June 27, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
Marta Fontseré Obis, Patrick Germain, Olivier Troesch, Michel Spillemaecker, Hassen Benbelkacem
In this study an alternative valorization of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) Bottom Ash (BA) for H2S elimination from landfill biogas was evaluated. Emphasis was given to the influence of water content in biogas on H2S removal efficiency by BA. A small-scale pilot was developed and implemented in a landfill site located in France. A new biogas analyzer was used and allowed real-time continuous measurement of CH4, CO2, O2, H2S and H2O in raw and treated biogas. The H2S removal efficiency of bottom ash was evaluated for different inlet biogas humidities: from 4 to 24gwater/m(3)...
June 17, 2016: Waste Management
S Vakalis, A Sotiropoulos, K Moustakas, D Malamis, K Vekkos, M Baratieri
Valorization of municipal solid waste (MSW), by means of energy and material recovery, is considered to be a crucial step for sustainable waste management. A significant fraction of MSW is comprised from food waste, the treatment of which is still a challenge. Therefore, the conventional disposal of food waste in landfills is being gradually replaced by recycling aerobic treatment, anaerobic digestion and waste-to-energy. In principle, thermal processes like combustion and gasification are preferred for the recovery of energy due to the higher electrical efficiency and the significantly less time required for the process to be completed when compared to biological process, i...
April 15, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Yunzhu Wang, Sudipta De, Ning Yan
Nano-scale metal particles have huge potential due to their wide range of diverse catalytic applications. Recently, they have found numerous applications in the field of biomass conversion. The proposed contribution is aimed at providing a brief account of remarkable recent findings and advances in the design of metal-based nanocatalysts for biomass valorization. We have discussed the rational control of the size, shape, composition and surface properties of nano-scale metal catalysts. Following that, the interplay between various structural parameters and the catalytic properties in the transformation of cellulose, chitin, lignin and lipids has been critically discussed...
May 7, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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