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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227046/design-and-development-of-an-aac-app-based-on-a-speech-to-symbol-technology
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Elena Radici, Stefano Bonacina, Gianluca De Leo, Elena Radici, Stefano Bonacina, Gianluca De Leo, Gianluca De Leo, Stefano Bonacina, Elena Radici
The purpose of this paper is to present the design and the development of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication app that uses a speech to symbol technology to model language, i.e. to recognize the speech and display the text or the graphic content related to it. Our app is intended to be adopted by communication partners who want to engage in interventions focused on improving communication skills. Our app has the goal of translating simple speech sentences in a set of symbols that are understandable by children with complex communication needs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223390/expression-of-the-aac-6-ib-cr-gene-in-class-1-integrons
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Sophie Raherison, Thomas Jove, Margaux Gaschet, Emilie Pinault, Aurore Tabesse, Carmen Torres, Marie-Cécile Ploy
The aac(6')-Ib-cr is a plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) gene embedded within a gene cassette, most often within an integron. It confers resistance to both quinolones and aminoglycosides. We investigated the role of a 101-bp fragment frequently present upstream of the aac(6')-Ib-cr gene cassette and found it contributes to the expression of aac(6')-Ib-cr and provides an alternative START codon confirming the length of the AAC(6')-Ib-cr protein to 199-aa.
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222570/communication-vulnerable-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
#3
Lavoisier Leite Neto, Ana Carolina Constantini, Regina Yu Shon Chun
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) exhibits speech disorders since the early stages that decrease the communication rate and interfere in social participation. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review on communication vulnerable and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. METHOD: Descriptors of the Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) were used: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Health Vulnerability, Communication Barriers, Nonverbal Communication, and Communication Aids for Disabled...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221748/fe3-ph-thermo-responsive-supramolecular-hydrogel-with-multi-shape-memory-effect
#4
Xiaoxia Le, Wei Lu, He Xiao, Li Wang, Chunxin Ma, Jiawei Zhang, Youju Huang, Tao Chen
Poor, non-tunable mechanical properties as well as finite shape memory performance pose a barrier to shape memory hydrogels to realize practical applications. Here, a new shape memory hydrogel with tunable mechanical properties and multi-shape memory effect was presented. Three programmable reversible systems including PBA-diol ester bonds, AAc-Fe3+ and coil-helix transition of agar were applied to memorize temporary shapes and endow the hydrogel with outstanding multi-shape memory functionalities. Moreover, through changing the crosslinking densities, the mechanical properties of the as-prepared hydrogel can be adjusted...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218009/the-use-of-social-media-by-adults-with-acquired-conditions-who-use-aac-current-gaps-and-considerations-in-research
#5
Helen L Paterson
The global growth and development of social media has had a positive impact on many individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), who use it to communicate and connect with others. Research evidence into the use of social media by adults with acquired conditions who use AAC is limited. These individuals are a heterogeneous population, who can present with a range of linguistic, cognitive and physical needs, some of which progress rapidly, making accessing social media a challenge. These issues warrant research focusing on developing interventions to support the use of social media and the impact of these interventions...
March 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216358/outcomes-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-using-aortic-arch-chimney-stents-in-high-risk-patients
#6
Igor Voskresensky, Salvatore T Scali, Robert J Feezor, Javairiah Fatima, Kristina A Giles, Rosamaria Tricarico, Scott A Berceli, Adam W Beck
BACKGROUND: Aortic arch disease is a challenging clinical problem, especially in high-risk patients, in whom open repair can have morbidity and mortality rates of 30% to 40% and 2% to 20%, respectively. Aortic arch chimney (AAC) stents used during thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) are a less invasive treatment strategy than open repair, but the current literature is inconclusive about the role of this technology. The focus of this analysis is on our experience with TEVAR and AAC stents...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216252/calcification-of-the-splenic-iliac-and-breast-arteries-and-risk-of-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality
#7
Eva J E Hendriks, Joline W J Beulens, Pim A de Jong, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Wei-Ning Sun, C Michael Wright, Michael H Criqui, Matthew A Allison, Joachim H Ix
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CVD risks associated with coronary artery calcification (CAC) and aortic calcification (AC) are well known, but less is known about other calcified arteries. We aimed to assess the associations of arterial calcification in the breast, splenic, and internal and external iliac arteries with CVD risk factors and mortality. METHODS: We conducted a case-cohort study nested in a cohort of 5196 individuals who self-referred or were referred by a health care provider for whole body computed tomography (CT), including a random subcohort (n = 395) and total and CVD mortality cases (n = 298 and n = 90), who died during a median follow-up of 9...
January 30, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215920/antimicrobial-drug-resistance-and-genetic-properties-of-salmonella-enterica-serotype-enteritidis-circulating-in-chicken-farms-in-tunisia
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Rakia Ben Salem, Mohamed S Abbassi, Vanesa García, Raquel García-Fierro, Javier Fernández, Hajer Kilani, Imen Jaouani, Monia Khayeche, Lilia Messadi, María Rosario Rodicio
This study focused on 77 isolates of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis collected during 2009 to 2013 from healthy and sick chickens and environmental farm samples in Tunisia. Resistance to 14 antimicrobials and the encoding genes were analyzed. 66, 26, 6.5, 3.9 and 1.3% were pan-susceptible or showed resistance to nalidixic acid (Asp87 to Tyr and Asp87 to Asn substitutions in GyrA), ampicillin (blaTEM-1-like and blaSHV), sulfonamides (sul1and sul3) and streptomycin (strB), respectively. A single isolate with intermediate susceptibility to ciprofloxacin was positive for qnrB, whereas qnrA, qnrS or aac(6')-Ib-cr were not detected...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207768/prevalence-of-mdr-pathogens-of-bacterial-meningitis-in-egypt-and-new-synergistic-antibiotic-combinations
#9
Mona M Abdelkader, Khaled M Aboshanab, Marwa A El-Ashry, Mohammad M Aboulwafa
The aim of this study was identifying bacterial pathogens involved in meningitis, studying their antibiotic resistance profiles, investigating the antibiotic resistance genes as well as evaluating the use of various antibiotic combinations. Antibiotic susceptibility tests were evaluated according to CLSI guidelines. Antibiotic combinations were evaluated by calculating the Fractional Inhibitory Concentration (FIC) index. A total of 71 bacterial isolates were recovered from 68 culture positive CSF specimens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202637/supplemental-selenium-may-decrease-ovarian-cancer-risk-in-african-american-women
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Paul D Terry, Bo Qin, Fabian Camacho, Patricia G Moorman, Anthony J Alberg, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Kristin A Guertin, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Joellen M Schildkraut, Elisa V Bandera
Background: To our knowledge, no previous study has evaluated the associations of antioxidant intake with the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women, who are known to have high mortality from the disease.Objective: We sought to evaluate these associations among 406 ovarian cancer cases and 632 age- and site-matched controls of African-American descent recruited from AACES (African American Cancer Epidemiology Study), a population-based, case-control study in 11 geographical areas within the United States...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194287/acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-a-rare-presentation-of-primary-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-adults-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Zuhal Yesilbag, Asli Karadeniz, Fatih Oner Kaya
Primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is almost always a self-limited disease characterized by sore throat, fever, and lymphadenopathy. Hepatic involvement is usually characterized by mild elevations of aminotransferases and resolves spontaneously. Although isolated gallbladder wall thickness has been reported in these patients, acute acalculous cholecystitis is an atypical presentation of primary EBV infection. We presented a young women admitted with a 10-day history of fever, nausea, malaise who had jaundice and right upper quadrant tenderness on the physical examination...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193404/influence-of-orange-cultivar-and-mandarin-postharvest-storage-on-polyphenols-ascorbic-acid-and-antioxidant-activity-during-gastrointestinal-digestion
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Begoña De Ancos, Antonio Cilla, Reyes Barberá, Concepción Sánchez-Moreno, M Pilar Cano
Polyphenols, ascorbic acid content and antioxidant activity of two sweet oranges (Navel-N and Cara Cara-CC) and mandarin (Clementine-M) as well as their bioaccessibilities were evaluated in pulps and compared to those in fresh juice. Thus, pulps of oranges and mandarins displayed higher hesperidin (HES), narirutin (NAR), total flavonoids (TF), total phenols (TP) and antioxidant activity (AAC) than their corresponding juices. Also, CC products presented higher bioactive compounds content than N ones. Bioaccessibility of bioactive compounds and AAC were higher in pulps of both oranges and mandarin than in their corresponding juices...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193134/non-coronary-vascular-calcification-bone-mineral-density-and-muscle-mass-in-institutionalized-frail-nonagenarians
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Fernando Idoate, Eduardo L Cadore, Alvaro Casas-Herrero, Fabricio Zambom-Ferraresi, Nicolas Martinez-Velilla, Leocadio Rodriguez-Mañas, Pedro M Azkarate, Martim Bottaro, Robison Ramírez-Vélez, Mikel Izquierdo
The purpose of this study was to compare the vascular calcification at thoracic (TAC) and ab-dominal (AAC) aorta, iliac (IAC) and femoral (FAC) arteries, and bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar vertebrae between frail and robust nonagenarians, as well as to verify the associations between vascular calcification with BMD, muscle tissue quality and quantity in both groups. Forty-two elderly subjects participated in this study: 29 institutionalized frail (92.0±3.2 years) and 13 ro-bust (89.0±4.0 years) elderly participants...
February 14, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167856/prevalence-of-high-level-gentamicin-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-and-enterococcus-faecium-in-an-iranian-hospital
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M Emaneini, B Khoramian, F Jabalameli, R Beigverdi, K Asadollahi, M Taherikalani, A R Lari
This study was designed to determine the molecular characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of enterococcal strains isolated from patients admitted to an Iranian Hospital. Enterococcal strains were isolated from the burn patients. All strains were screened for genes encoding resistance to aminoglycoside [aac(6')-Ie-aph(2'')-Ia, aph (3'), ant (4')], resistance to vancomycin (vanA, vanB), resistance to tetracycline (tetK, tetL, tetM, tetO), and resistance to erythromycin (ermA, ermB, ermC) by PCR and multiplex PCR-based methods...
December 2016: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167530/mutational-analysis-of-the-qrrq-motif-in-the-yeast-hig1-type-2-protein-rcf1-reveals-a-regulatory-role-for-the-cytochrome-c-oxidase-complex
#15
Joshua Garlich, Valentina Strecker, Ilka Wittig, Rosemary A Stuart
The yeast Rcf1 protein is a member of the conserved family of proteins termed the hypoxia induced gene (domain) 1 (Hig1 or HIGD1) family. Rcf1 interacts with components of the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation system in particular the cytochrome bc1 (complex III)-cytochrome c oxidase (complex IV) supercomplex (termed III-IV) and the ADP/ATP carrier proteins (AAC). Rcf1 plays a role in the assembly and modulation of the activity of complex IV, however, the molecular basis for how Rcf1 influences the activity of complex IV is currently unknown...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166652/language-learning-recasts-and-interaction-involving-aac-background-and-potential-for-intervention
#16
Michael T Clarke, Gloria Soto, Keith Nelson
For children with typical development, language is learned through everyday discursive interaction. Adults mediate child participation in such interactions through the deployment of a range of co-constructive strategies, including repeating, questioning, prompting, expanding, and reformulating the child's utterances. Adult reformulations of child utterances, also known as recasts, have also been shown to relate to the acquisition of linguistic structures in children with language and learning disabilities and children and adults learning a foreign language...
March 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162903/the-relationship-between-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-aortic-arch-calcification-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
#17
Shuyu Zhou, Biyang Cai, Yumeng Zhang, Li Wang, Xinfeng Liu, Gelin Xu
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a central role in atherogenesis and artery calcification. Although neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been introduced as an inflammatory marker for atherosclerosis, the relationship between NLR and aortic arch calcification (AAC) has not been studied. This study aimed to determine the association between NLR and AAC. METHODS: A total of 749 participants were enrolled. Demographic and clinical data were collected. Degree of AAC in each enrolled patient was determined with Agatston method based on a neck computed tomography angiography...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156151/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-atherosclerosis
#18
Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Each Recommendation is based on a diligent review of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors. RESULTS: The Executive Summary of this document contains 87 Recommendations of which 45 are Grade A (51...
February 3, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152610/evidence-and-innovation-in-aac-research-expanding-borders-and-boundaries-for-a-global-audience
#19
Bronwyn Hemsley, Susan Balandin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148544/advanced-glycation-end-products-oxidation-products-and-the-extent-of-atherosclerosis-during-the-va-diabetes-trial-and-follow-up-study
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Aramesh Saremi, Scott Howell, Dawn C Schwenke, Gideon Bahn, Paul J Beisswenger, Peter D Reaven
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether plasma levels of advanced glycation end products and oxidation products play a role in the development of atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) over nearly 10 years of the VA Diabetes Trial and Follow-up Study. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Baseline plasma levels of methylglyoxal hydroimidazolone, Nε-carboxymethyl lysine, Nε-carboxyethyl lysine (CEL), 3-deoxyglucosone hydroimidazolone and glyoxal hydroimidazolone (G-H1), 2-aminoadipic acid (2-AAA), and methionine sulfoxide were measured in a total of 411 participants, who underwent ultrasound assessment of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), and computed tomography scanning of coronary artery calcification (CAC) and abdominal aortic artery calcification (AAC) after an average of 10 years of follow-up...
February 1, 2017: Diabetes Care
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