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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918309/health-and-wellbeing-during-transition-to-adulthood-for-young-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-a-qualitative-study
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Genevieve Young-Southward, Sally-Ann Cooper, Christopher Philo
BACKGROUND: Transition to adulthood may have negative consequences for health and wellbeing in individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), but this aspect of transition has received little investigation. This qualitative study aimed to explore the transition experiences of individuals with ID from their own perspectives, and from that of their parents, in order to identify health or wellbeing implications of transition. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 young people with mild, moderate and severe ID aged 16-27 years and with 23 parents of young people with mild, moderate, severe and profound ID aged 16-26 years...
September 14, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917014/more-insight-into-the-interplay-of-response-selection-and-visual-attention-in-dual-tasks-masked-visual-search-and-response-selection-are-performed-in-parallel
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Christina B Reimer, Torsten Schubert
Both response selection and visual attention are limited in capacity. According to the central bottleneck model, the response selection processes of two tasks in a dual-task situation are performed sequentially. In conjunction search, visual attention is required to select the items and to bind their features (e.g., color and form), which results in a serial search process. Search time increases as items are added to the search display (i.e., set size effect). When the search display is masked, visual attention deployment is restricted to a brief period of time and target detection decreases as a function of set size...
September 15, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916303/high-throughput-flow-cytometry-for-drug-discovery-principles-applications-and-case-studies
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Mei Ding, Karin Kaspersson, David Murray, Catherine Bardelle
Flow cytometry is a technology providing multiparametric analysis of single cells or other suspension particles. High-throughput (HT) flow cytometry has become an attractive screening platform for drug discovery. In this review, we highlight the recent HT flow cytometry applications, and then focus on HT flow cytometry deployment at AstraZeneca (AZ). Practical considerations for successful HT flow cytometry assay development and screening are provided based on experience from four project case studies at AZ...
September 12, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916099/a-modified-dgt-technique-for-the-simultaneous-measurement-of-dissolved-inorganic-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-in-freshwaters
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Jianyin Huang, William W Bennett, Peter R Teasdale, Nadeeka Rathnayake Kankanamge, David T Welsh
A modified diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) technique uses both a mixed binding layer (PrCH and A520E resins for NH4-N and NO3-N, respectively) and multiple binding layers (Metsorb binding layer for PO4-P overlying the mixed binding layer) for the simultaneous measurement of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (nitrate and ammonium) and phosphate in freshwater (INP-DGT). High uptake and elution efficiencies were determined for a mixed (PrCH/A520E) binding gel for dissolved inorganic nitrogen and an agarose-based Metsorb binding layer for PO4-P...
October 2, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915509/device-motion-indication-a-novel-image-based-tool-to-measure-relative-device-motion-during-coronary-intervention
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Rami Abu Fanne, Simcha Ron Meisel, Avraham Shotan, Aharon Frimerman
BACKGROUND: Movement of the stent delivery system in the coronary bed as a result of the cardiac cycle is a well-known clinical observation that usually is either underestimated or ignored. This effect may potentially jeopardize precise stent deployment. We used a novel technology to objectively measure the relative intracoronary device motion in the different coronary segments throughout the cardiac cycle. METHODS: A total of 193 patients undergoing coronary angiography were enrolled and their studies were analyzed for device movement using the SyncVision System (Philips Volcano)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915277/a-portable-bioelectronic-sensing-system-bessy-for-environmental-deployment-incorporating-differential-microbial-sensing-in-miniaturized-reactors
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Alyssa Y Zhou, Moshe Baruch, Caroline M Ajo-Franklin, Michel M Maharbiz
Current technologies are lacking in the area of deployable, in situ monitoring of complex chemicals in environmental applications. Microorganisms metabolize various chemical compounds and can be engineered to be analyte-specific making them naturally suited for robust chemical sensing. However, current electrochemical microbial biosensors use large and expensive electrochemistry equipment not suitable for on-site, real-time environmental analysis. Here we demonstrate a miniaturized, autonomous bioelectronic sensing system (BESSY) suitable for deployment for instantaneous and continuous sensing applications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915159/contraception-in-us-servicewomen-emerging-knowledge-considerations-and-needs
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Lauren A Harrington, Kate A Shaw, Jonathan G Shaw
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We describe current literature regarding contraceptive use among women serving in the military. We explore the state of contraceptive use by female servicewomen, gaps in knowledge, special considerations, and evidence of unmet needs. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent data on US servicewomen show that overall rates of contraceptive use remain low. Data highlight disparities and suggest barriers to contraceptive uptake persist, with contraceptive use being lower around the time of deployment...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915141/clinical-success-stenting-distal-bronchi-for-lobar-salvage-in-bronchial-stenosis
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Sonali Sethi, Thomas R Gildea, Francisco A Almeida, Joseph C Cicenia, Michael S Machuzak
BACKGROUND: Airway stents are traditionally used in central airway obstructions to maintain airway patency. Historically, distal bronchial stenting within lobar and segmental bronchi has not been amenable to stenting. In addition, there are questionable benefits to stenting small airways. The Atrium iCast stent is a polytetrafluoroethylene covered stainless steel balloon deployed stent which can be deployed through a flexible bronchoscope under direct visualization. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility, complications, and long-term impact of using this stent in patients with lobar bronchial stenosis either secondary to malignancy or benign etiologies...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914827/-endovascular-surgery-for-critical-ischemia-of-lower-extremities-with-suppurative-necrotic-lesion-of-the-feet
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K V Lipatov, S V Permyakov, A G Asatryan, A V Borodin, V K Gostishchev
AIM: To improve treatment of patients with grade IV chronic ischemia of lower extremities via endovascular angioplasty combined with surgical methods for suppurative-necrotic lesions of the feet. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 51 patients with grade IV chronic ischemia of lower extremities underwent endovascular interventions (balloon angioplasty, stenting). A total of 23 stents were deployed in 16 patients including 12 stents in superficial and common femoral arteries, 5 in popliteal artery, 6 in iliac artery...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914820/indoor-positioning-system-based-on-a-psd-detector-precise-positioning-of-agents-in-motion-using-aoa-techniques
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David Rodríguez-Navarro, José Luis Lázaro-Galilea, Álvaro De-La-Llana-Calvo, Ignacio Bravo-Muñoz, Alfredo Gardel-Vicente, Georgios Tsirigotis, Juan Iglesias-Miguel
Here, we present an indoor positioning system (IPS) for detecting mobile agents based on a single Position Sensitive Device sensor (PSD) sited in the environment and InfraRed Emitter Diode (IRED) located on mobile agents. The main goal of the work is to develop an alternative IPS to other sensing technologies, cheaper, easier to install and with a low computational load to obtain a high rate of measurements per second. The proposed IPS has the capacity to accurately determine 3D position from the angle of arrival (AoA) of the signal received at the PSD sensor...
September 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914756/an-anti-electromagnetic-attack-puf-based-on-a-configurable-ring-oscillator-for-wireless-sensor-networks
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Zhaojun Lu, Dongfang Li, Hailong Liu, Mingyang Gong, Zhenglin Liu
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are an emerging technology employed in some crucial applications. However, limited resources and physical exposure to attackers make security a challenging issue for a WSN. Ring oscillator-based physical unclonable function (RO PUF) is a potential option to protect the security of sensor nodes because it is able to generate random responses efficiently for a key extraction mechanism, which prevents the non-volatile memory from storing secret keys. In order to deploy RO PUF in a WSN, hardware efficiency, randomness, uniqueness, and reliability should be taken into account...
September 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913717/after-deployment-adaptive-parenting-tools-1-year-outcomes-of-an-evidence-based-parenting-program-for-military-families-following-deployment
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Abigail H Gewirtz, David S DeGarmo, Osnat Zamir
Despite significant stressors facing military families over the past 15 years of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, no parenting programs adapted or developed for military families with school-aged children have been rigorously tested. We present outcome data from the first randomized controlled trial of a behavioral parent training program for families with a parent deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. In the present study, 336 primarily National Guard and Reserve families with 4-12-year-old children were recruited from a Midwestern state...
September 15, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913683/an-evidence-map-of-the-women-veterans-health-research-literature-2008-2015
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Elisheva R Danan, Erin E Krebs, Kristine Ensrud, Eva Koeller, Roderick MacDonald, Tina Velasquez, Nancy Greer, Timothy J Wilt
BACKGROUND: Women comprise a growing proportion of Veterans seeking care at Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities. VA initiatives have accelerated changes in services for female Veterans, yet the corresponding literature has not been systematically reviewed since 2008. In 2015, VA Women's Health Services and the VA Women's Health Research Network requested an updated literature review to facilitate policy and research planning. METHODS: The Minneapolis VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program performed a systematic search of research related to female Veterans' health published from 2008 through 2015...
September 14, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912883/tirofiban-facilitates-the-reperfusion-process-during-endovascular-thrombectomy-in-icas
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Hongchen Zhao, Jinhua Zhang, Danyan Gu, Zongjie Shi, Jie Pan, Yu Geng, Tianming Shi
The aim of the present study was to assess the use of tirofiban injections for rescue therapy following artery reocclusion due to intra-luminal thrombosis during endovascular thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). A total of seven cases of patients treated with adjunctive tirofiban injections following failed endovascular thrombectomy due to instant intra-luminal thrombosis were retrospectively assessed. A Solitaire stent was used as the primary thrombectomy device in all patients. Tirofiban was injected intra-arterially via a temporarily deployed Solitaire stent with continuous intravenous infusion for the subsequent 24 h; half of the conventionally recommended dose was employed...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912726/cardiovascular-and-muscular-consequences-of-work-matched-interval-type-of-concentric-and-eccentric-pedaling-exercise-on-a-soft-robot
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Martin Flück, Rebekka Bosshard, Max Lungarella
Eccentric types of endurance exercise are an acknowledged alternative to conventional concentric types of exercise rehabilitation for the cardiac patient, because they reduce cardiorespiratory strain due to a lower metabolic cost of producing an equivalent mechanical output. The former contention has not been tested in a power- and work-matched situation of interval-type exercise under identical conditions because concentric and eccentric types of exercise pose specific demands on the exercise machinery, which are not fulfilled in current practice...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912699/effects-of-scene-properties-and-emotional-valence-on-brain-activations-a-fixation-related-fmri-study
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Michał Kuniecki, Kinga B Wołoszyn, Aleksandra Domagalik, Joanna Pilarczyk
Temporal and spatial characteristics of fixations are affected by image properties, including high-level scene characteristics, such as object-background composition, and low-level physical characteristics, such as image clarity. The influence of these factors is modulated by the emotional content of an image. Here, we aimed to establish whether brain correlates of fixations reflect these modulatory effects. To this end, we simultaneously scanned participants and measured their eye movements, while presenting negative and neutral images in various image clarity conditions, with controlled object-background composition...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912550/calcium-mediated-adhesion-of-nanomaterials-in-reservoir-fluids
#17
Shannon L Eichmann, Nancy A Burnham
Globally, a small percentage of oil is recovered from reservoirs using primary and secondary recovery mechanisms, and thus a major focus of the oil industry is toward developing new technologies to increase recovery. Many new technologies utilize surfactants, macromolecules, and even nanoparticles, which are difficult to deploy in harsh reservoir conditions and where failures cause material aggregation and sticking to rock surfaces. To combat these issues, typically material properties are adjusted, but recent studies show that adjusting the dispersing fluid chemistry could have significant impact on material survivability...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911337/postings-and-transfers-in-the-ghanaian-health-system-a-study-of-health-workforce-governance
#18
Aku Kwamie, Miriam Asiamah, Marta Schaaf, Irene Akua Agyepong
BACKGROUND: Decision-making on postings and transfers - that is, the geographic deployment of the health workforce - is a key element of health workforce governance. When poorly managed, postings and transfers result in maldistribution, absenteeism, and low morale. At stake is managing the balance between organisational (i.e., health system) and individual (i.e., staff preference) needs. The negotiation of this potential convergence or divergence of interests provides a window on practices of postings and transfers, and on the micro-practices of governance in health systems more generally...
September 15, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910478/a-shift-from-resilience-to-human-performance-optimization-in-special-operations-training-advancements-in-theory-and-practice
#19
Gloria H Park, Lauren A Messina, Patricia A Deuster
Within the Department of Defense over the past decade, a focus on enhancing Warfighter resilience and readiness has increased. For Special Operation Forces (SOF), who bear unique burdens for training and deployment, programs like the Preservation of the Force and Family have been created to help support SOF and their family members in sustaining capabilities and enhancing resilience in the face of prolonged warfare. In this review, we describe the shift in focus from resilience to human performance optimization (HPO) and the benefits of human performance initiatives that include holistic fitness...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910475/chest-seal-placement-for-penetrating-chest-wounds-by-prehospital-ground-forces-in-afghanistan
#20
Steven G Schauer, Michael D April, Jason F Naylor, Erica M Simon, Andrew D Fisher, Cord W Cunningham, Daniel M Morissette, Jessie Renee D Fernandez, Kathy L Ryan
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma represents 5% of all battlefield injuries. Communicating pneumothoraces resulting in tension physiology remain an important etiology of prehospital mortality. In addressing penetrating chest trauma, current Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines advocate the immediate placement of a vented chest seal device. Although the Committee on TCCC (CoTCCC) has approved numerous chest seal devices for battlefield use, few data exist regarding their use in a combat zone setting...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
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