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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645167/-it-s-important-but%C3%A2-perceived-barriers-and-situational-dependencies-to-social-contact-preferences-of-nursing-home-residents
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Katherine M Abbott, Lauren R Bangerter, Sarah Humes, Rachel Klumpp, Kimberly Van Haitsma
Background and Objectives: U.S. Nursing homes (NH) are shifting toward a person-centered philosophy of care, where staff understand each residents preferences, goals and values, and seek to honor them throughout the care delivery process. Social interactions are a major component of life and while low rates of social interactions are typically found among NH residents, little research has examined resident preferences for specific types of social interactions. The purpose of this study is to explore, from the perspective of the NH resident, barriers to social contact preferences and situations when social preferences change...
June 22, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645037/slip-additive-migration-surface-morphology-and-performance-on-injection-moulded-high-density-polyethylene-closures
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Nabeen Dulal, Robert Shanks, Thomas Gengenbach, Harsharn Gill, David Chalmers, Benu Adhikari, Isaac Pardo Martinez
HYPOTHESIS: The amount and distribution of slip agents, erucamide, and behenamide, on the surface of high-density polyethene, is determined by integral characteristics of slip agent structure and polymer morphology. A suite of surface analysis techniques was applied to correlate physicochemical properties with slip-additive migration behaviour and their surface morphology. The migration, surface morphology and physicochemical properties of the slip additives, crystallinity and orientation of polyethene spherulites and interaction between slip additives and high-density polyethene influence the surface characteristics...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644964/determination-of-absolute-material-nonlinearity-with-air-coupled-ultrasonic-receivers
#3
David Torello, Nicholas Selby, Jin-Yeon Kim, Jianmin Qu, Laurence J Jacobs
Quantitative evaluation of the microstructural state of a specimen can be deduced from knowledge of the sample's absolute acoustic nonlinearity parameter, β, making the measurement of β a powerful tool in the NDE toolbox. However, the various methods used in the past to measure β each suffer from significant limitations. Piezoelectric contact transducers are sensitive to nonlinear signals, cheap, and simple to use, but they are hindered by the variability of the interfacial contact between transducer and specimen surface...
June 3, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644838/characterization-and-utilization-of-an-international-neurofibromatosis-web-based-patient-entered-registry-an-observational-study
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Mindell Seidlin, Robert Holzman, Pamela Knight, Bruce Korf, Vanessa Rangel Miller, David Viskochil, Annette Bakker
The neurofibromatoses (neurofibromatosis type 1, neurofibromatosis type 2 and schwannomatosis) are rare disorders having clinical manifestations that vary greatly from patient to patient. The rarity and variability of these disorders has made it challenging for investigators to identify sufficient numbers of patients with particular clinical characteristics or specific germline mutations for participation in interventional studies. Similarly, because the natural history of all types of neurofibromatosis (NF) is variable and unique for each individual, it is difficult to identify meaningful clinical outcome measures for potential therapeutic interventions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644776/eye-injuries-in-high-school-and-collegiate-athletes
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Barry P Boden, Lauren A Pierpoint, Rebecca G Boden, R Dawn Comstock, Zachary Y Kerr
BACKGROUND: Although eye injuries constitute a small percentage of high school and college sports injuries, they have the potential to be permanently debilitating. HYPOTHESIS: Eye injury rates will vary by sport, sex, and between the high school and college age groups. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 3. METHODS: Data from eye injury reports in high school and college athletes were obtained from the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance System, High School Reporting Information Online (HS RIO) database over a 10-year span (2005-2006 through 2014-2015 school years) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Injury Surveillance Program (ISP) over an 11-year span (2004-2005 through 2014-2015 school years)...
June 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644675/origin-of-noncubic-scaling-law-in-disordered-granular-packing
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Chengjie Xia, Jindong Li, Binquan Kou, Yixin Cao, Zhifeng Li, Xianghui Xiao, Yanan Fu, Tiqiao Xiao, Liang Hong, Jie Zhang, Walter Kob, Yujie Wang
Recent diffraction experiments on metallic glasses have unveiled an unexpected noncubic scaling law between density and average interatomic distance, which led to the speculation of the presence of fractal glass order. Using x-ray tomography we identify here a similar noncubic scaling law in disordered granular packing of spherical particles. We find that the scaling law is directly related to the contact neighbors within the first nearest neighbor shell, and, therefore, is closely connected to the phenomenon of jamming...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644671/spin-pumping-and-torque-statistics-in-the-quantum-noise-limit
#7
P Virtanen, T T Heikkilä
We analyze the statistics of charge and energy currents and spin torque in a metallic nanomagnet coupled to a large magnetic metal via a tunnel contact. We derive a Keldysh action for the tunnel barrier, describing the stochastic currents in the presence of a magnetization precessing with the rate Ω. In contrast to some earlier approaches, our result is valid for an arbitrary ratio of ℏΩ/k_{B}T. We illustrate the use of the action by deriving spintronic fluctuation relations, the quantum limit of pumped current noise, and consider the fluctuations in two specific cases: the situation with a stable precession of magnetization driven by spin transfer torque, and the torque-induced switching between the minima of a magnetic anisotropy...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644666/frictional-resistance-within-the-wake-of-frictional-rupture-fronts
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Ilya Svetlizky, Elsa Bayart, Gil Cohen, Jay Fineberg
Frictional resistance to slip, τ, is determined by the real area of contact, A, and the shear strength of the contacts forming the frictional interface. We perform simultaneous high-speed local measurements of τ and A at the tail of propagating rupture fronts. Rate dependence is investigated over 2 orders of magnitude of local slip velocities which reach up to ∼1  m/s. A critical slip velocity is observed that signifies a transition in the frictional behavior: enhanced velocity weakening of A and τ...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644653/dielectric-anisotropy-of-the-gap-si-001-interface-from-first-principles-theory
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Pankaj Kumar, Charles H Patterson
First-principles calculations of the dielectric anisotropy of the GaP/Si(001) interface are compared to the anisotropy extracted from reflectance measurements on GaP thin films on Si(001) [O. Supplie et al., Phys. Rev. B 86, 035308 (2012)PRBMDO1098-012110.1103/PhysRevB.86.035308]. Optical excitations from two states localized in several Si layers adjacent to the interface result in the observed anisotropy of the interface. The calculations show excellent agreement with experiment only for a gapped interface with a P layer in contact with Si and show that a combination of theory and experiment can reveal localized electronic states and the atomic structure at buried interfaces...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644589/when-do-we-think-it-is-safe-to-drive-after-hand-surgery-current-practice-and-legal-perspective
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S F Murphy, J D Martin-Smith, W Martin-Smith, E O'Broin, A J P Clover
Patients recovering from hand surgery frequently ask when it is safe to drive and it is unclear where the responsibility lies; the surgeon, the patient or the insurance company. An eight-question survey looking at various aspects of clinical practice was circulated to consultant and trainee plastic and orthopaedic surgeons in Ireland and the UK. Of the 89 surgeons who replied, (53%) felt the decision when to drive was the patient's compared with the insurance company (40%) and the surgeon (7%). 80% advised patients to contact their insurance company...
December 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644574/effect-of-an-impaired-oral-stage-on-swallowing-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Yoko Wakasugi, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Chihiro Oda, Miho Murata, Haruka Tohara, Shunsuke Minakuchi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We investigated the swallowing function in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) using deteriorated tongue control because PD patients frequently exhibit an impaired oral stage of swallowing and the tongue movement affects to oral and pharyngeal stage. METHODS: In total, 201 PD patients (106 men, 95 women; mean age 70.6 ± 8.0 years; median Hoehn-Yahr Stage III) were studied. The patients swallowed 10 mL of liquid barium under videofluorography and their oral transit time (OTT) was measured...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644564/methacrylate-based-root-canal-sealer-containing-chlorexidine-and-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate
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Fabrício Mezzomo Collares, Vicente Castelo Branco Leitune, Fernando Freitas Portella, Paula Dapper Santos, Gabriela de Souza Balbinot, Luís Alberto Dos Santos, Clarissa Cavalcanti Fatturi Parolo, Susana Maria Werner Samuel
The aim of this study was to develop and to characterize a methacrylate-based root canal sealer containing chlorhexidine (CHX) and α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP). Experimental dual cure methacrylate-based sealer was produced containing 0, 2.5, or 5 wt% of CHX and 0, 25, or 50 wt% of α-TCP. Experimental sealers were evaluated based on flow, film thickness, radiopacity, degree of conversion (DC), degradation in water, pH and antibacterial activity. Flow ranged from 15.09 ± 0.11 to 17.47 ± 0.42 mm...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644548/repetitive-peripheral-magnetic-stimulation-for-activities-of-daily-living-and-functional-ability-in-people-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Ryo Momosaki, Naoki Yamada, Erika Ota, Masahiro Abo
BACKGROUND: Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS) is a form of therapy that creates painless stimulation of deep muscle structures to improve motor function in people with physical impairment from brain or nerve disorders. Use of rPMS for people after stroke has been identified as a feasible approach to improve activities of daily living and functional ability. However, no systematic reviews have assessed the findings of available trials. The effect and safety of this intervention for people after stroke currently remain uncertain...
June 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644514/polylutidines-multifunctional-surfaces-via-vapor-based-polymerization-of-substituted-pyridinophanes
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Joerg Lahann, Florence Bally-Le Gall, Christoph Hussal, Joshua Kramer, Kenneth Chang, Ramya Kumar, Vanessa Trouillet, Martin Nieger, Stefan Braese, Thomas Eyster, Amy Baek
We report a new class of functionalized polylutidine polymers that are prepared via chemical vapor deposition polymerization of substituted [2](1,4)benzeno[2](2,5)pyridinophanes. To prepare sufficient monomer for CVD polymerization, a new synthesis route for ethynylpyridinophane has been developed in three steps with an overall yield of 59%. Subsequent CVD polymerization yielded well-defined films of poly(2,5-lutidinylene-co-p-xylylene) and poly(4-ethynyl-2,5-lutidinylene-co-p-xylylene). All polymers were characterized by IRRAS, ellipsometry, contact angle and XPS...
June 23, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644499/methods-for-the-detection-and-identification-of-pathogenic-bacteria-past-present-and-future
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Linda Váradi, Jia Lin Luo, David E Hibbs, John D Perry, Rosaleen J Anderson, Sylvain Orenga, Paul W Groundwater
In order to retard the rate of development of antibacterial resistance, the causative agent must be identified as rapidly as possible, so that directed patient treatment and/or contact precautions can be initiated. This review highlights the challenges associated with the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria, by providing an introduction to the techniques currently used, as well as newer techniques that are in development. Focusing on the chemical basis for these techniques, the review also provides a comparison of their advantages and disadvantages...
June 23, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644394/synergistic-effect-of-mos%C3%A2-and-sio%C3%A2-nanoparticles-as-lubricant-additives-for-magnesium-alloy-steel-contacts
#16
Hongmei Xie, Bin Jiang, Xingyu Hu, Cheng Peng, Hongli Guo, Fusheng Pan
The tribological performances of the SiO₂/MoS₂ hybrids as lubricant additives were explored by a reciprocating ball-on-flat tribometer for AZ31 magnesium alloy/AISI 52100 bearing steel pairs. The results demonstrated that the introduction of SiO₂/MoS₂ hybrids into the base oil exhibited a significant reduction in the friction coefficient and wear volume as well as an increase in load bearing capacity, which was better than the testing results of the SiO₂ or MoS₂ nanolubricants. Specifically, the addition of 0...
June 23, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644378/an-energy-efficient-multi-tier-architecture-for-fall-detection-using-smartphones
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M Amac Guvensan, A Oguz Kansiz, N Cihan Camgoz, H Irem Turkmen, A Gokhan Yavuz, M Elif Karsligil
Automatic detection of fall events is vital to providing fast medical assistance to the causality, particularly when the injury causes loss of consciousness. Optimization of the energy consumption of mobile applications, especially those which run 24/7 in the background, is essential for longer use of smartphones. In order to improve energy-efficiency without compromising on the fall detection performance, we propose a novel 3-tier architecture that combines simple thresholding methods with machine learning algorithms...
June 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644006/structure-of-the-forkhead-domain-of-foxa2-bound-to-a-complete-dna-consensus-site
#18
Jun Li, Ana Carolina Dantas Machado, Ming Guo, Jared M Sagendorf, Zhan Zhou, Longying Jiang, Xiaojuan Chen, Daichao Wu, Lingzhi Qu, Zhu-Chu Chen, Lin Chen, Remo Rohs, Yongheng Chen
FOXA2, a member of the forkhead family of transcription factors, plays essential roles in liver development and bile acid homeostasis. In this study, we report a 2.8 Å co-crystal structure of the FOXA2 DNA-binding domain (FOXA2-DBD) bound to a DNA duplex containing a forkhead consensus binding site (GTAAACA). FOXA2-DBD adopts the canonical winged-helix fold, with helix H3 and wing 1 regions mainly mediating the DNA recognition. Although the wing 2 region was not defined in the structure, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) assays suggested that this region was required for optimal DNA binding...
June 23, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643926/fluid-pressurization-and-tractional-forces-during-tmj-disc-loading-a-biphasic-finite-element-analysis
#19
Y Wu, S E Cisewski, F Wei, X She, T S Gonzales, L R Iwasaki, J C Nickel, H Yao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the ploughing mechanism associated with tractional force formation on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc surface. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: Ten left TMJ discs were harvested from 6- to 8-month-old male Yorkshire pigs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Confined compression tests characterized mechanical TMJ disc properties, which were incorporated into a biphasic finite element model (FEM). The FEM was established to investigate load carriage within the extracellular matrix (ECM) and the ploughing mechanism during tractional force formation by simulating previous in vitro plough experiments...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643869/mechanotransduction-properties-of-the-cytoplasmic-tail-of-pecam-1
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Jessica L Snyder, Elena McBeath, Tamlyn N Thomas, Yi Jen Chiu, Robert L Clark, Keigi Fujiwara
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) are a well-known cell system used in the study of mechanobiology. Using cultured ECs, we found that platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 (PECAM-1, CD31), a cell adhesion protein localized to regions of EC-EC contact, was rapidly tyrosine phosphorylated in ECs exposed to shear or cyclic stretch. Src-homology 2 domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase 2 (SHP2) binds phosphorylated PECAM-1 and activates the extracellular signal-regulated kinase1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling cascade, a known flow-activated signaling pathway...
June 23, 2017: Biology of the Cell
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