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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156653/dual-competing-photovoltaic-supply-chains-a-social-welfare-maximization-perspective
#1
Zhisong Chen, Shong-Iee Ivan Su
In the past decades, the inappropriate subsidy policies in many nations have caused problems such as serious oversupply, fierce competition and subpar social welfare in the photovoltaic (PV) industry in many nations. There is a clear shortage in the PV industry literature regarding how dual supply chains compete and the key decision issues regarding the competition between dual PV supply chains. It is critical to develop effective subsidy policies for the competing PV supply chains to achieve social welfare maximization...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156642/is-the-benefit-risk-ratio-for-patients-with-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-treated-by-unrelated-cord-blood-transplantation-favorable
#2
REVIEW
Tang-Her Jaing
Transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT) is an inherited disorder characterized by absent or defective production of α- or β-hemoglobin chains. If untreated, the disease invariably culminates in death in early infancy due to cardiac failure or overwhelming infection. Although there is clear evidence of good health-related quality of life and return to normal life style, the choice to undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains a challenge because of the potential risk of transplant-related mortality (TRM) in TDT...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156466/-retinal-artery-occlusions
#3
Gabriele E Lang, Stefan J Lang
Retinal artery occlusions are acute vascular diseases. Very often they are caused by an embolisation. Rarely a thrombosis is caused by an arteriitis. In the acute phase diagnosis in most of the cases can be made by ophthalmoscopy due to the whitish retinal edema and in central retinal artery occlusion the cherry red spot. Difficulties in making the diagnosis can occur in the chronic stage, especially after reperfusion of the retinal vessels, when the fundus colour returned to normal again. Several diagnostic procedures help to make the diagnosis...
November 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156445/autologous-tenocyte-implantation-into-shoulder-tendon-pathology-in-an-elite-swimmer
#4
Laura M Schwab, Peter Blanch, Mark Young
INTRODUCTION: The use of novel bioengineer treatment techniques such as Autologous Tenocyte Implantation (ATI) have shown promising improvements in both pain ratings and functional outcomes in elbow, gluteal and shoulder tendon pathology. This case will review the injury timeline of ATI intervention in an elite male swimmer with subscapularis tendon pathology and investigate whether ATI has a concomitant healing effect associated with improved functional outcomes. METHODS: A palmaris longus tendon biopsy was performed and cells were expanded by in-vitro culture...
October 13, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156284/temporal-characterization-and-statistical-analysis-of-flowback-and-produced-waters-and-their-potential-for-reuse
#5
Karl Oetjen, Kevin E Chan, Kristoffer Gulmark, Jan H Christensen, Jens Blotevogel, Thomas Borch, John R Spear, Tzahi Y Cath, Christopher P Higgins
Hydraulic fracturing (HF) has allowed for the utilization of previously unattainable shale oil and gas (O&G) resources. After HF is complete, the waters used to increase the facies' permeability return uphole as wastewaters. When these waters return to the surface, they are characterized by complex organic and inorganic chemistry, and can pose a health risk if not handled correctly. Therefore, these waters must be treated or disposed of properly. However, the variability of these waters' chemical composition over time is poorly understood and likely limits the applicability of their reuse...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156071/arthroscopic-repair-of-full-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-in-active-patients-younger-than-40-years-2-to-5-year-clinical-outcomes
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Nata Parnes, Nicole R Bartoszewski, Michael J Defranco
This study characterized injury patterns and reported clinical outcomes of all-arthroscopic management of full-thickness rotator cuff tears among military patients younger than 40 years. A retrospective review was performed of prospective data for 42 patients younger than 40 years who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and, in some cases, concomitant labral repair. Preoperative and postoperative evaluations (minimum follow-up, 2 years; mean, 41 months; range, 24-66 months) included range of motion, visual analog scale (VAS) score, Subjective Shoulder Value (SSV), and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Shoulder Score...
November 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155816/liposomal-amphotericin-b-in-travelers-with-cutaneous-and-muco-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-not-a-panacea
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Romain Guery, Benoit Henry, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Claire Rouzaud, Florence Cordoliani, Gundel Harms, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Françoise Foulet, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Michel Baccard, Gloria Morizot, Paul-Henri Consigny, Antoine Berry, Johannes Blum, Olivier Lortholary, Pierre Buffet
BACKGROUND: Complex cutaneous and muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL and MCL) often requires systemic therapy. Liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) has a strong potential for a solid clinical benefit in this indication. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of data from a French centralized referral treatment program and from the "LeishMan" European consortium database. All patients with parasitologically proven CL or MCL who received at least one dose of L-AmB were included...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155440/severe-hypoglycemia-caused-by-lenalidomide
#8
Daniel J Przybylski, Ruemu Birhiray, David J Reeves
Lenalidomide is commonly used for multiple myeloma as either induction or maintenance therapy. The agent is associated with a host of adverse effects, but hypoglycemia has only been reported in one phase I trial in patients with solid tumors. We describe a 74-year-old woman who experienced grade 3 hypoglycemia (blood glucose level 35 mg/dL) likely related to lenalidomide. Her medical history was significant for refractory myeloma and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lenalidomide was started as maintenance therapy following autologous bone marrow transplantation...
November 20, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155302/repeated-exposure-to-sevoflurane-impairs-the-learning-and-memory-of-older-male-rats
#9
Shanbin Guo, Lidan Liu, Cong Wang, Qian Jiang, Yunxia Dong, Yue Tian
AIMS: Critically ill old patients sometimes require repeated surgical interventions, and thus it is important to determine the influence of repeated exposure to anesthetics on learning and memory. Sevoflurane, a widely used inhalation anesthetic, has few neurological adverse effects and offers a rapid return to consciousness. But the long-term influence of sevoflurane exposure and the effect of repeated sevoflurane exposure on cognition have rarely been reported, and available studies are contradictory...
November 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155290/factors-associated-with-attrition-in-a-multicenter-longitudinal-observational-study-of-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#10
Pedro E Perez-Cruz, Omar Shamieh, Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Jung Hye Kwon, Mary Ann Muckaden, Eduardo Bruera, David Hui
CONTEXT: Attrition is common in longitudinal observational studies in palliative care. Few studies have examined predictors of attrition. OBJECTIVES: To identify patient characteristics at enrollment associated with attrition in palliative oncology outpatient setting. METHODS: In this longitudinal observational study, advanced cancer patients [ACP] enrolled in an outpatient multicenter study were assessed at baseline and 2-5 weeks later. We compared baseline characteristics between patients who returned for follow-up and those who dropped out...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155250/surgical-management-of-acute-appendicitis-in-adults-a-review-of-current-techniques
#11
REVIEW
Maximilian Sohn, Ayman Agha, Stefan Bremer, Kai S Lehmann, Marcus Bormann, Alfred Hochrein
Acute appendicitis is one of the most frequent disorders in abdominal surgery. Therefore, appendectomy is a matter of significant interest in that field. Yet, four different techniques are available: open appendectomy, (conventional) laparoscopic appendectomy, single port laparoscopic appendectomy and NOTES-appendectomy with its different variations. To evaluate the current state of the art in appendectomy a bibliographic search was conducted. All prospectively randomized trials and national register cohort studies published between 1/2010 and 5/2016 were included into the analysis...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154891/acute-pain-perception-during-different-sampling-methods-for-respiratory-culture-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#12
Hanneke Eyns, Elke De Wachter, Anne Malfroot, Peter Vaes
BACKGROUND: Reliable identification of lower respiratory tract pathogens is crucial in the management of cystic fibrosis (CF). As part of another study (NCT02363764) investigating the bacterial yield of three sampling methods: nasal swabs (NS), cough swabs (CS) and (induced) sputum samples ((I)SS) in both expectorating (EPs) and non-expectorating (NEPs) patients with CF, the present study aimed to explore the prevalence of respiratory culture sampling-related pain as assessed by self-report within a cohort of children and adults...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154861/is-saccade-preparation-required-for-inhibition-of-return-ior
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Łukasz Michalczyk, Jakub Paszulewicz, Jacek Bielas, Piotr Wolski
The effect of slower responses to validly than invalidly cued targets is known as inhibition of return (IOR). Opposing accounts of IOR have been proposed: one postulates a singular phenomenon explained by oculomotor mechanisms alone, while the other, more diverse account postulates both perceptual-cognitive and motor factors. In our research we considered the relation between motor programming and IOR. In an extended replication of an earlier study, using an eye abduction technique we restricted eye movement in the temporal half-space; this resulted in IOR attenuation in that area, compared to the unrestricted, nasal part of the visual field...
November 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154590/labeling-of-deployment-sexual-harassment-experiences-among-male-and-female-veterans
#14
Christina M Dardis, Stephanie A Vento, Jaimie L Gradus, Amy E Street
OBJECTIVE: Victims' conceptualizations of traumatic experiences can impact screening responses and decisions to utilize health care. Despite experiencing events constituting sexual harassment, many victims do not label their experiences as such. In the military, specific situational factors (e.g., occurred on-duty, higher ranking harasser) and victim appraisals of experiences (e.g., offensive, threatening) have been associated with increased labeling of sexual harassment. However, no research has examined sexual harassment labeling among those deployed in recent Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, where the context of harassment may differ from peacetime settings...
November 20, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154467/central-and-peripheral-leptin-and-agouti-related-protein-during-and-after-pregnancy-in-relation-to-weight-change
#15
Ulrika Andersson Hall, Pernilla Svedin, Ulf Andreasson, Magnus Gren, Ameli Ingemansson, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Aurimantas Pelanis, Carina Mallard, Agneta Holmäng
OBJECTIVE: To study changes of neuropeptides and adipokines in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum from pregnancy to post-pregnancy in relation to weight changes, fat mass and glucose metabolism. CONTEXT: With high postpartum weight retention being a risk factor in future pregnancies and of life-long obesity we evaluated neuropeptide and adipokine changes in women who either gained weight or were weight stable. DESIGN: Women were followed for 5±1 years after pregnancy and divided into two groups, Weight-Stable and Weight-Gain, by weight change from start of pregnancy...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154409/sensitive-topics-missing-data-and-refusal-in-social-network-studies-an-ethical-examination
#16
Erin Rose Ellison, Regina Day Langhout
We describe our ethics-driven process of addressing missing data within a social network study about accountability for racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cis-sexism, ableism, and other forms of oppression among social justice union organizers. During data collection, some would-be participants did not return emails and others explicitly refused to engage in the research. All refusals came from women of color. We faced an ethical dilemma: Should we continue to seek participation from those who had not yet responded, with the hopes of recruiting more women of color from within the network so their perspectives would not be tokenized? Or, should we stop asking those who had been contacted multiple times, which would compromise the social network data and analysis? We delineate ways in which current discussions of the ethics of social network studies fell short, given our framework and our community psychology (CP) values...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154157/efficacy-of-antidepressants-on-measures-of-workplace-functioning-in-major-depressive-disorder-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Yena Lee, Joshua D Rosenblat, JungGoo Lee, Nicole E Carmona, Mehala Subramaniapillai, Margarita Shekotikhina, Rodrigo B Mansur, Elisa Brietzke, Jae-Hon Lee, Roger C Ho, Samantha J Yim, Roger S McIntyre
INTRODUCTION: Work-related disability and productivity loss in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are critical determinants of patient quality of life and contribute significantly to the human and economic costs of MDD. Notwithstanding the return to work and pre-morbid levels of functioning as a critical therapeutic objective among individuals with MDD, it is unclear whether antidepressant treatment significantly and reliably improves measures of workplace functioning. Herein, we investigate to what extent antidepressant treatment improves workplace functioning among adults with MDD...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154089/triple-achilles-tendon-rupture-case-report
#18
Amol Saxena, Deann Hofer
We present a case report with 1-year follow-up data of a 57-year-old male soccer referee who had sustained an acute triple Achilles tendon rupture injury during a game. His triple Achilles tendon rupture consisted of a rupture of the proximal watershed region, a rupture of the main body (mid-watershed area), and an avulsion-type rupture of insertional calcific tendinosis. The patient was treated surgically with primary repair of the tendon, including tenodesis with anchors. Postoperative treatment included non-weightbearing for 4 weeks and protected weightbearing until 10 weeks postoperative, followed by formal physical therapy, which incorporated an "antigravity" treadmill...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153957/adaptive-neuro-heuristic-hybrid-model-for-fruit-peel-defects-detection
#19
Marcin Woźniak, Dawid Połap
Fusion of machine learning methods benefits in decision support systems. A composition of approaches gives a possibility to use the most efficient features composed into one solution. In this article we would like to present an approach to the development of adaptive method based on fusion of proposed novel neural architecture and heuristic search into one co-working solution. We propose a developed neural network architecture that adapts to processed input co-working with heuristic method used to precisely detect areas of interest...
November 15, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153901/use-of-5-alpha-reductase-inhibitors-as-alternatives-to-luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone-lhrh-analogs-or-anti-androgens-for-prostate-downsizing-before-brachytherapy
#20
Hee Joon Bae, Omar Mian, Dhananjay Vaidya, Theodore L DeWeese, Daniel Y Song
INTRODUCTION: Prostate hypertrophy, median lobe hypertrophy, and pubic arch interference (PAI) are relative contraindications to brachytherapy because of potential morbidity and technical considerations. GnRH analogs or non-steroidal anti-androgens are currently utilized to achieve prostatic downsizing prior to brachytherapy. However, such agents have been associated with effects on body habitus, metabolism, and quality of life. In contrast, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARI) are far less frequently associated with these morbidities...
October 10, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
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