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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926929/response-characteristics-and-experimental-study-of-underground-magnetic-resonance-sounding-using-a-small-coil-sensor
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Shengwu Qin, Zhongjun Ma, Chuandong Jiang, Jun Lin, Yiguo Xue, Xinlei Shang, Zhiqiang Li
Due to its unique sensitivity to hydrogen protons, magnetic resonance sounding (MRS) is the only geophysical method that directly detects water and can provide nondestructive information on subsurface aquifer properties. The relationship between the surface MRS signal and the location and characteristics of aquifers using large-coil (typically 50-150 m) sensors has been discussed based on forward modelling and experiments. However, few researchers have studied underground MRS using a small-coil sensor. In this paper, a parametric study and a large-scale physical model test were conducted to shed light on the critical response characteristics of underground MRS using a small-coil sensor...
September 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926797/experimental-study-of-radiation-dose-rate-at-different-strategic-points-of-the-baec-triga-research-reactor
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M Ajijul Hoq, M A Malek Soner, M A Salam, M M Haque, Salma Khanom, S M Fahad
The 3MW TRIGA Mark-II Research Reactor of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) has been under operation for about thirty years since its commissioning at 1986. In accordance with the demand of fundamental nuclear research works, the reactor has to operate at different power levels by utilizing a number of experimental facilities. Regarding the enquiry for safety of reactor operating personnel and radiation workers, it is necessary to know the radiation level at different strategic points of the reactor where they are often worked...
September 9, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926789/profiling-quinones-in-ambient-air-samples-collected-from-the-athabasca-region-canada
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Andrzej Wnorowski, Jean-Pierre Charland
This paper presents new findings on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon oxidation products-quinones that were collected in ambient air samples in the proximity of oil sands exploration. Quinones were characterized for their diurnal concentration variability, phase partitioning, and molecular size distribution. Gas-phase (GP) and particle-phase (PM) ambient air samples were collected separately in the summer; a lower quinone content was observed in the PM samples from continuous 24-h sampling than from combined 12-h sampling (day and night)...
September 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926013/insights-for-the-assessment-of-the-economic-impact-of-endemic-diseases-specific-adaptation-of-economic-frameworks-using-the-case-of-bovine-viral-diarrhoea
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A W Stott, G J Gunn
Generic frameworks for the economic analysis of farm animal disease are now well established. The paper, therefore, uses bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) as an example to explore how these frameworks need to be adapted to fit the characteristics of a particular disease and the specific objectives of the analysis. In the case of BVD, given the relative strength of tests available to correctly identify virus-positive animals, thus enabling them to be culled, the emphasis has been on cost-benefit analysis of regional and national certification/eradication schemes...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925159/-screening-of-anti-lung-cancer-bioactive-compounds-from-curcuma-longa-by-target-cell-extraction-and-uhplc-ltq-orbitrap-ms
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Jian-Liang Zhou, Ye-Qing Wu, Chun-Mei Tan, Ming Zhu, Lin-Ke Ma
A target cell extraction-chemical profiling method based on human alveolar adenocarcinoma cell line (A549 cells) and UHPLC/LTQ Orbitrap MS for screening the anti-lung cancer bioactive compounds from Curcuma longa has been developed in this paper. According to the hypothesis that when cells are incubated together with the extract of Curcuma longa, the potential bioactive compounds in the extract should selectively combine with the cells, then the cell-binding compounds could be separated and analyzed by LC-MS...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925073/role-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-clinical-stratification-in-heart-failure-a-position-paper-from-the-committee-on-exercise-physiology-and-training-of-the-heart-failure-association-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology
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REVIEW
Ugo Corrà, Pier Giuseppe Agostoni, Stefan D Anker, Andrew J S Coats, Maria G Crespo Leiro, Rudolph A de Boer, Veli-Pekka Hairola, Loreena Hill, Mitja Lainscak, Lars H Lund, Marco Metra, Piotr Ponikowski, Jillian Riley, Petar M Seferović, Massimo F Piepoli
Traditionally, the main indication for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in heart failure (HF) was for the selection of candidates to heart transplantation: CPET was mainly performed in middle-aged male patients with HF and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Today, CPET is used in broader patients' populations, including women, elderly, patients with co-morbidities, those with preserved ejection fraction, or left ventricular assistance device recipients, i.e. individuals with different responses to incremental exercise and markedly different prognosis...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924869/the-educational-potential-of-youtube
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Haley T Godwin, Murtaza Khan, Peter Yellowlees
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper was to examine the educational potential and effectiveness of a 3 min video clip of a simulation of schizophrenia published online at YouTube. METHOD: Researchers examined the 267 public comments published on the video-sharing website YouTube over 8 years by viewers of a schizophrenia simulation video titled "virtual hallucinations" made in the Second Life game platform. Comments were independently categorized into six groupings, then cooperatively finalized, and qualitatively analyzed...
September 18, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924748/a-multi-joint-model-of-quiet-upright-stance-accounts-for-the-uncontrolled-manifold-structure-of-joint-variance
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Hendrik Reimann, Gregor Schöner
The upright body in quiet stance is usually modeled as a single-link inverted pendulum. This agrees with most of the relevant sensory organs being at the far end of the pendulum, i.e., the eyes and the vestibular system in the head. Movement of the body in quiet stance has often been explained in terms of the "ankle strategy," where most movement is generated by the ankle musculature, while more proximal muscle groups are only rarely activated for faster movements or in response to perturbations, for instance, by flexing at the hips in what has been called the "hip strategy...
September 18, 2017: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924331/relative-range-error-evaluation-of-terrestrial-laser-scanners-using-a-plate-a-sphere-and-a-novel-dual-sphere-plate-target
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Bala Muralikrishnan, Prem Rachakonda, Vincent Lee, Meghan Shilling, Daniel Sawyer, Geraldine Cheok, Luc Cournoyer
Terrestrial laser scanners (TLS) are a class of 3D imaging systems that produce a 3D point cloud by measuring the range and two angles to a point. The fundamental measurement of a TLS is range. Relative range error is one component of the overall range error of TLS and its estimation is therefore an important aspect in establishing metrological traceability of measurements performed using these systems. Target geometry is an important aspect to consider when realizing the relative range tests. The recently published ASTM E2938-15 mandates the use of a plate target for the relative range tests...
December 2017: Measurement Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923702/zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-synthesis-antiseptic-activity-and-toxicity-mechanism
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REVIEW
A Król, P Pomastowski, K Rafińska, V Railean-Plugaru, B Buszewski
Zinc oxide (ZnO), as a material with attractive properties, has attracted great interest worldwide, particularly owing to the implementation of the synthesis of nano-sized particles. High luminescent efficiency, a wide band gap (3.36eV), and a large exciton binding energy (60meV) has triggered intense research on the production of nanoparticles using different synthesis methods and on their future applications. ZnO nanomaterials can be used in industry as nano-optical and nano-electrical devices, in food packaging and in medicine as antimicrobial and antitumor agents...
August 26, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923539/efficient-vegf-targeting-delivery-of-dox-using-bevacizumab-conjugated-sio2-ldh-for-anti-neuroblastoma-therapy
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Rongrong Zhu, Zhaoqi Wang, Peng Liang, Xiaolie He, Xizhen Zhuang, Ruiqi Huang, Mei Wang, Qigang Wang, Yechang Qian, Shilong Wang
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in angiogenesis and is highly expressed in carcinoma, which make it an important target for tumor targeting therapy. Neuroblastoma is the main cause for cancer-related death in children. Like most solid tumors, it is also accompanied with the overexpression of VEGF. Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (DOX), a typical chemotherapeutic agent, exhibits efficient anticancer activities for various cancers. However, DOX, without targeting ability, usually causes severe damage to normal tissues...
September 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923311/colorimetric-detection-of-d-dimer-in-a-paper-based-immunodetection-device
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Sónia Ruivo, Ana M Azevedo, Duarte M F Prazeres
A microfluidic paper-based analytical device (μPADs) immunoassay for detection of the blood native biomarker D-dimer is reported. The μPAD is created by wax printing on a single piece of chromatographic paper and combined with an anti-D-dimer capture antibody and conjugates of anti-D-dimer antibody with 40 nm gold nanoparticles. The presence of D-dimer in buffer/simulated plasma samples is successfully reported for concentrations as low as 15 ng D-dimer/mL. Linearity between signal intensity and D-dimer concentration is observed up to 100 ng/mL...
September 15, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923162/food-and-nutrition-programs-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-australians-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Jennifer Browne, Karen Adams, Petah Atkinson, Deborah Gleeson, Rick Hayes
Objective To provide an overview of previous reviews of programs that aimed to improve nutritional status or diet-related health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in order to determine what programs are effective and why.Methods A systematic search of databases and relevant websites was undertaken to identify reviews of nutrition interventions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Pairs of reviewers undertook study selection and data extraction and performed quality assessment using a validated tool...
September 19, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923121/-i-think-it-is-right-a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-acceptability-and-desired-future-use-of-oral-swab-and-finger-prick-hiv-self-tests-by-lay-users-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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Lucia Knight, Tawanda Makusha, Jeanette Lim, Roger Peck, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Heidi van Rooyen
BACKGROUND: The uptake of HIV testing has increased in sub-Saharan Africa over the past three decades. However, the proportion of people aware of their HIV status remains lower than required to change the pandemic. HIV self-testing (HIVST) may meet this gap. Assessment of readiness for and the acceptability of HIVST by lay users in South Africa is limited. This paper presents results from a formative study designed to assess the perceived usability and acceptability of HIVST among lay users using several self-test prototypes...
September 18, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923063/a-stochastic-model-for-the-probability-of-malaria-extinction-by-mass-drug-administration
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Peter Pemberton-Ross, Nakul Chitnis, Emilie Pothin, Thomas A Smith
BACKGROUND: Mass drug administration (MDA) has been proposed as an intervention to achieve local extinction of malaria. Although its effect on the reproduction number is short lived, extinction may subsequently occur in a small population due to stochastic fluctuations. This paper examines how the probability of stochastic extinction depends on population size, MDA coverage and the reproduction number under control, R c . A simple compartmental model is developed which is used to compute the probability of extinction using probability generating functions...
September 18, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922630/effects-of-iron-and-calcium-carbonate-on-contaminant-removal-efficiencies-and-microbial-communities-in-integrated-wastewater-treatment-systems
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Zhimiao Zhao, Xinshan Song, Yinjiang Zhang, Yufeng Zhao, Bodi Wang, Yuhui Wang
In the paper, we explored the influences of different dosages of iron and calcium carbonate on contaminant removal efficiencies and microbial communities in algal ponds combined with constructed wetlands. After 1-year operation of treatment systems, based on the high-throughput pyrosequencing analysis of microbial communities, the optimal operating conditions were obtained as follows: the ACW10 system with Fe(3+) (5.6 mg L(-1)), iron powder (2.8 mg L(-1)), and CaCO3 powder (0.2 mg L(-1)) in influent as the adjusting agents, initial phosphorus source (PO4(3-)) in influent, the ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus (N/P) of 30 in influent, and hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 1 day...
September 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922445/position-paper-on-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-in-romania-2017-part-two
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Liana Gheorghe, Ioan Sporea, Speranta Iacob, Roxana Sirli, Anca Trifan, Mircea Diculescu, Carol Stanciu, Oliviu Pascu, Monica Acalovschi, Ciprian Brisc, Cristina Cijevschi, Cristian Gheorghe, Zeno Spârchez, Ion Rogoveanu, Daniela Dobru, Dan L Dumitrascu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a common condition with endemic prevalence in some areas of the world. In Romania, the mean prevalence is about 3%. New treatments have become available on the market in recent years and new drugs are in the pipeline. A re-evaluation of HCV therapy was considered mandatory. The Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology undertook this task for the practitioners of this country. METHODOLOGY: A group of recognized experts was created who screened the available literature and the major available guidelines...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922262/sugar-in-infants-children-and-adolescents-a-position-paper-of-the-european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-committee-on-nutrition
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Nataša Fidler Mis, Christian Braegger, Jiri Bronsky, Cristina Campoy, Magnus Domellöf, Nicholas D Embleton, Iva Hojsak, Jessie Hulst, Flavia Indrio, Alexandre Lapillonne, Walter Mihatsch, Christian Molgaard, Rakesh Vora, Mary Fewtrell
The consumption of sugars, particularly sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs; beverages or drinks that contain added caloric sweeteners (i.e. sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit-juice concentrates), in European children and adolescents exceeds current recommendations. This is of concern because there is no nutritional requirement for free sugars, and infants have an innate preference for sweet taste, which may be modified and reinforced by pre- and postnatal exposures. Sugar containing beverages/free sugars increase the risk for overweight/obesity and dental caries, can result in poor nutrient supply and reduced dietary diversity and may be associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular risk, and other health effects...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922110/an-automated-system-for-the-detection-and-classification-of-retinal-changes-due-to-red-lesions-in-longitudinal-fundus-images
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Kedir M Adal, Peter G van Etten, Jose P Martinez, Kenneth W Rouwen, Koenraad A Vermeer, Lucas J van Vliet
People with diabetes mellitus need annual screening to check for the development of diabetic retinopathy. Tracking small retinal changes due to early diabetic retinopathy lesions in longitudinal fundus image sets is challenging due to intra- and inter-visit variability in illumination and image quality, the required high registration accuracy, and the subtle appearance of retinal lesions compared to other retinal features. This paper presents a robust and flexible approach for automated detection of longitudinal retinal changes due to small red lesions by exploiting normalized fundus images that significantly reduce illumination variations and improve the contrast of small retinal features...
September 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921759/a-pedagogical-framework-for-facilitating-parents-learning-in-nurse-parent-partnership
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Nick Hopwood, Teena Clerke, Anne Nguyen
Nursing work increasingly demands forms of expertise that complement specialist knowledge. In child and family nursing, this need arises when nurses work in partnership with parents of young children at risk. Partnership means working with parents in respectful, negotiated and empowering ways. Existing partnership literature emphasises communicative and relational skills, but this paper focuses on nurses' capacities to facilitate parents' learning. Referring to data from home visiting, day-stay and specialist toddler clinic services in Sydney, a pedagogical framework is presented...
September 17, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
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