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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802458/semantic-distance-as-a-critical-factor-in-icon-design-for-in-car-infotainment-systems
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Johanna M Silvennoinen, Tuomo Kujala, Jussi P P Jokinen
In-car infotainment systems require icons that enable fluent cognitive information processing and safe interaction while driving. An important issue is how to find an optimised set of icons for different functions in terms of semantic distance. In an optimised icon set, every icon needs to be semantically as close as possible to the function it visually represents and semantically as far as possible from the other functions represented concurrently. In three experiments (N = 21 each), semantic distances of 19 icons to four menu functions were studied with preference rankings, verbal protocols, and the primed product comparisons method...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797372/evaluation-of-the-older-driver
#2
REVIEW
Lucia Loredana Dattoma
Older adults in the United States are healthier and more active than ever before. The number of adult drivers 65 years and older is increasing rapidly. However, older drivers are involved in more fatal car incidents per miles driven than any other age group except teenagers. Driving has become very important for older adults because it is critical to their independence and self-esteem. Therefore, the role of health care providers and the interprofessional team is essential to maximizing the life expectancy of driving to match the life span and activity levels of the older adult population...
September 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795458/a-comprehensive-review-of-sexual-health-concerns-after-cancer-treatment-and-the-biopsychosocial-treatment-options-available-to-female-patients
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REVIEW
Carly S Sears, John W Robinson, Lauren M Walker
The repercussions of cancer diagnosis and treatment profoundly impact the sexual wellbeing of women prior to, during, and following cancer treatment. Sexual health concerns are often under-addressed within clinical and research settings, and information tends to be limited to women with breast or gynecological cancers. In this narrative literature review, the authors critically evaluate research published between 1990 and 2016, pertaining to sexual health concerns of women diagnosed with cancer, of any type or stage, and to the psychosocial and biomedical interventions that currently exist for the treatment of sexual health-related side-effects (e...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792003/vaccine-modified-nf-kb-and-gr-signaling-in-cervicovaginal-epithelium-correlates-with-protection
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L Shang, A J Smith, C S Reilly, L Duan, K E Perkey, S Wietgrefe, M Zupancic, P J Southern, R P Johnson, J V Carlis, A T Haase
Cervicovaginal epithelium plays a critical role in determining the outcome of virus transmission in the female reproductive tract (FRT) by initiating or suppressing transmission-facilitating mucosal immune responses in naïve and SIVmac239Δnef-vaccinated animals, respectively. In this study, we examined the very early responses of cervical epithelium within 24 h after vaginal exposure to SIV in naive and SIVmac239Δnef-vaccinated rhesus macaques. Using both ex vivo and in vivo experimental systems, we found that vaginal exposure to SIV rapidly induces a broad spectrum of pro-inflammatory responses in the epithelium associated with a reciprocal regulation of NF-kB and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling pathways...
August 9, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771646/assessing-disaster-preparedness-among-select-children-s-summer-camps-in-the-united-states-and-canada
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Megan Chang, Alan Sielaff, Stuart Bradin, Kevin Walker, Michael Ambrose, Andrew Hashikawa
OBJECTIVE: Children's summer camps are at risk for multiple pediatric casualties during a disaster. The degree to which summer camps have instituted disaster preparedness is unknown. We assessed disaster preparedness among selected camps nationally for a range of disasters. METHODS: We partnered with a national, web-based electronic health records system to send camp leadership of 315 camp organizations a 14-question online survey of disaster preparedness. One response from each camp was selected in the following order of importance: owner, director, physician, nurse, medical technician, office staff, and other...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765597/greenhouse-gas-emissions-as-a-result-of-spectators-travelling-to-football-in-england
#6
Adekunle Dosumu, Ian Colbeck, Rachel Bragg
Transport remains a critical avenue in the attempt to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and any significant effort to reduce travel GHG emissions will need to encourage a movement towards more fuel-efficient, less polluting behaviours. The aim of this paper is to calculate GHG emissions arising from the travel of spectators to and from football games within eight football tiers (3 to 10) in England, and to extrapolate this to a national level. The study comprised of 1649 participants with an average age of 42 years (M = 42...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764481/numerical-investigation-of-cavity-self-oscillation-and-noise-radiation-induced-by-turbulent-flow-at-non-zero-inclination-angle
#7
Yiping Wang, Chengqi Guo, Chengjian Peng, Chenguang Yu
A hybrid numerical approach was used on a three-dimensional cavity at a non-zero inclination angle of the upstream section to reveal the mechanism of self-oscillation and the characteristics of far-field sound field. In this hybrid approach, the unsteady flow physics was captured by a compressible large eddy simulation, and the far-field sound field was calculated by the FW-H integral equation, with the noise source provided by near-field calculation. The mechanism of self-oscillation was revealed based on the instantaneous flow field structure and the pressure inside the cavity...
July 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754600/building-blocks-for-institutional-preparation-of-ctl019-delivery
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REVIEW
Joseph McGuirk, Edmund K Waller, Muna Qayed, Sunil Abhyankar, Solveig Ericson, Peter Holman, Christopher Keir, G Douglas Myers
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is an investigational immunocellular therapy that reprograms a patient's cytotoxic T cells to engage and eliminate malignant cells. CAR T-cell therapies targeting the CD19 antigen have demonstrated high efficacy in clinical trials for patients with B-cell malignancies and may potentially be available on a broader scale in the future. CAR T-cell therapy begins with the collection of a sufficient number of T cells from a patient's peripheral blood through leukapheresis...
July 25, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751282/stability-of-blood-potassium-effects-of-duration-temperature-and-transport-during-10-hours-storage-of-human-whole-blood-in-serum-and-plasma
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Jacques-Albert Dromigny, Emmanuel Robert
To comply with the pre-analytical requirements of ISO EN 15189, we investigated the stability of potassium, a very critical and sensitive analyte. We took into count effects of duration, temperature and transport after 10 hours storage of human whole blood in serum and plasma. Blood of 12 healthy subjects was analyzed after 4, 6, 8 and 10 hours of storage. Three study groups were designed: samples stored in laboratory at room temperature, transported by car during 4 hours at a temperature of 21±1̊C, with or without previous thermal shock (20 min at 4±1 ̊C) before transportation...
August 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746805/all-atom-md-simulation-of-dna-condensation-using-ab-initio-derived-force-field-parameters-of-cobalt-iii-hexammine
#10
Tiedong Sun, Alexander Mirzoev, Nikolay Korolev, Alexander P Lyubartsev, Lars Nordenskiöld
It is well established that the presence of the trivalent cobalt(III)-hexammine cation (CoHex(3+)) at submillimolar concentrations leads to bundling (condensation) of double-stranded DNA molecules, which is caused by DNA-DNA attraction induced by the multivalent counterions. However, the detailed mechanism of this process is still not fully understood. Furthermore, in all-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, spontaneous aggregation of several DNA oligonucleotides in the presence of CoHex(3+) has previously not been demonstrated...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736661/brain-tumor-delineation-enhanced-by-moxifloxacin-based-two-photon-cars-combined-microscopy
#11
Viet-Hoan Le, Su Woong Yoo, Yeoreum Yoon, Taejun Wang, Bumju Kim, Seunghun Lee, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Ki Hean Kim, Euiheon Chung
Delineating brain tumor margin is critical for maximizing tumor removal while sparing adjacent normal tissue for better clinical outcome. We describe the use of moxifloxacin-based two-photon (TP)/coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) combined microscopy for differentiating normal mouse brain tissue from metastatic brain tumor tissue based on histoarchitectural and biochemical differences. Moxifloxacin, an FDA-approved compound, was used to label cells in the brain, and moxifloxacin-based two-photon microscopy (TPM) revealed tumor lesions with significantly high cellular density and invading edges in a metastatic brain tumor model...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734238/decreased-levels-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#12
Hatice Altun, Ergül Belge Kurutaş, Nilfer Şahin, Hayati Sınır, Ebru Fındıklı
Sex hormones, specially estrogen, and ıt is receptors plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between ASD and G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER), a recently discovered estrogen receptors, and also to study the relation of serum GPER levels with the severity of autistic symptoms. The present study included 45 children with drug naive ASD diagnosed by DSM-V criteria, aged between 3 and 12 years and 40 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
June 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725044/cord-blood-nk-cells-engineered-to-express-il-15-and-a-cd19-targeted-car-show-long-term-persistence-and-potent-anti-tumor-activity
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E Liu, Y Tong, G Dotti, H Shaim, B Savoldo, M Mukherjee, J Orange, X Wan, X Lu, A Reynolds, M Gagea, P Banerjee, R Cai, M H Bdaiwi, R Basar, M Muftuoglu, L Li, D Marin, W Wierda, M Keating, R Champlin, E Shpall, K Rezvani
Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) have been used to redirect the specificity of autologous T-cells against leukemia and lymphoma with promising clinical results.(1-3) Extending this approach to allogeneic T-cells is problematic as they carry a significant risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Natural killer (NK) cells are highly cytotoxic effectors, killing their targets in a non-antigen specific manner without causing GVHD. Cord blood (CB) offers an attractive, allogeneic, off-the-self source of NK cells for immunotherapy...
July 20, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721428/gender-and-age-differences-in-levels-types-and-locations-of-physical-activity-among-older-adults-living-in-car-dependent-neighborhoods
#14
W Li, E Procter-Gray, L Churchill, S E Crouter, K Kane, J Tian, P D Franklin, J K Ockene, J Gurwitz
BACKGROUND: A thorough understanding of gender differences in physical activity is critical to effective promotion of active living in older adults. OBJECTIVES: To examine gender and age differences in levels, types and locations of physical activity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observation. SETTING: Car-dependent urban and rural neighborhoods in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. PARTICIPANTS: 111 men and 103 women aged 65 years and older...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657491/novel-noninvasive-method-of-cerebrovascular-blood-volume-assessment-using-brain-bioimpedance
#15
Mohamad H Tiba, Brendan M McCracken, Sardar Ansari, Ashwin Belle, Brandon C Cummings, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Parag G Patil, Hasan B Alam, Kevin R Ward
Cerebrovascular autoregulation (CAR) is the ability of vessels to modulate their tone in response to changes in pressure. As an auto-protective mechanism, CAR is critical in preventing secondary brain injury post-trauma. Monitoring of changes in cerebral blood volume might be valuable in evaluating CAR and response to various therapies. In this study, we utilized an ocular-brain bioimpedance interface to assess real time changes in cerebral blood volume in response to a number of physiological challenges. We hypothesize that changes in brain bioimpedance (dz) would track changes in cerebral blood volume...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637576/antimicrobial-use-and-resistance-in-australia-aura-surveillance-system-coordinating-national-data-on-antimicrobial-use-and-resistance-for-australia
#16
John D Turnidge, Kathy T Meleady
Objective The aim of the present study was to describe the process of establishment and coordination of the national Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) surveillance system.Methods Existing surveillance programs conducted by health organisations at state or multi-jurisdictional levels were reviewed, and gaps and opportunities identified for the development of a national system. In view of the time frame available as part of the Australian Government Department of Health funding agreement, the strategy used by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care was to commence work with existing surveillance programs, expanding and enhancing them and developing new systems where gaps were identified...
June 22, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634781/infectious-disease-surveillance-in-the-woylie-bettongia-penicillata
#17
Kim Skogvold, Kristin S Warren, Bethany Jackson, Carly S Holyoake, Kathryn Stalder, Joanne M Devlin, Simone D Vitali, Adrian F Wayne, Alistair Legione, Ian Robertson, Rebecca J Vaughan-Higgins
Wild populations of the critically endangered woylie (Bettongia penicillata) recently declined by 90% in southwest Western Australia. Increased predation is the leading hypothesis for decline, but disease may be playing a role increasing susceptibility to predation. To explore this possibility, we surveyed woylie populations in the wild, in captivity and in a predator-free sanctuary for exposure to, and infection with, four known pathogens of macropods: herpesviruses, Wallal and Warrego orbiviruses, and Toxoplasma gondii...
June 20, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633424/three-dimensional-3d-heparg-spheroid-model-with-physiologically-relevant-xenobiotic-metabolism-competence-and-hepatocyte-functionality-for-liver-toxicity-screening
#18
Sreenivasa C Ramaiahgari, Suramya Waidyanatha, Darlene Dixon, Michael J DeVito, Richard S Paules, Stephen S Ferguson
Effective prediction of human responses to chemical and drug exposure is of critical importance in environmental toxicology research and drug development. While significant progress has been made to address this challenge using in vitro liver models, these approaches often fail due to inadequate tissue model functionality. Herein, we describe the development, optimization, and characterization of a novel three-dimensional (3D) spheroid model using differentiated HepaRG cells that achieve and maintain physiologically-relevant levels of xenobiotic metabolism (CYP1A2, CYP2B6, and CYP3A4/5)...
June 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631581/the-writer-s-guide-to-education-scholarship-in-emergency-medicine-education-innovations-part-3
#19
Andrew K Hall, Carly Hagel, Teresa M Chan, Brent Thoma, Aleisha Murnaghan, Farhan Bhanji
OBJECTIVE: The scholarly dissemination of innovative medical education practices helps broaden the reach of this type of work, allowing scholarship to have an impact beyond a single institution. There is little guidance in the literature for those seeking to publish program evaluation studies and innovation papers. This study aims to derive a set of evidence-based features of high-quality reports on innovations in emergency medicine (EM) education. METHODS: We conducted a scoping review and thematic analysis to determine quality markers for medical education innovation reports, with a focus on EM...
June 20, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608873/prediction-of-the-glass-transition-temperature-and-design-of-phase-diagrams-of-butadiene-rubber-and-styrene-butadiene-rubber-via-molecular-dynamics-simulations
#20
Myung Shin Ryu, Hyoung Gyu Kim, Hyun You Kim, Kyung-Shin Min, Hak Joo Kim, Hyuck Mo Lee
To prevent car accidents, it is important to evaluate the thermal stability of tire rubbers, such as natural rubber (NR), butadiene rubber (BR), and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). Controlling the glass transition temperature (Tg) is the main factor for obtaining desirable thermal stability. Here, we developed an optimized equation for the prediction of the Tg of the various rubber systems using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. We modeled a random copolymer system, blended monomers, and calculated the Tg of butadiene isomers in each composition...
June 28, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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