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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327869/reprocessing-of-medical-products-in-electrophysiology
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Ricardo Ryoshim Kuniyoshi, Eduardo Back Sternick, Elenir Nadalin, Denise Tessariol Hachul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315585/eye-movement-during-recall-reduces-objective-memory-performance-an-extended-replication
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Arne Leer, Iris M Engelhard, Bert Lenaert, Dieter Struyf, Bram Vervliet, Dirk Hermans
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder involves making eye movements (EMs) during recall of a traumatic image. Experimental studies have shown that the dual task decreases self-reported memory vividness and emotionality. However valuable, these data are prone to demand effects and little can be inferred about the mechanism(s) underlying the observed effects. The current research aimed to fill this lacuna by providing two objective tests of memory performance...
March 9, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302523/evaluation-of-performance-indicators-applied-to-a-material-recovery-facility-fed-by-mixed-packaging-waste
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Maria Laura Mastellone, Raffaele Cremiato, Lucio Zaccariello, Roberta Lotito
Most of the integrated systems for municipal solid waste management aim to increase the recycling of secondary materials by means of physical processes including sorting, shredding and reprocessing. Several restrictions prevent from reaching a very high material recycling efficiency: the variability of the composition of new-marketed materials used for packaging production and its shape and complexity are critical issues. The packaging goods are in fact made of different materials (aluminium, polymers, paper, etc...
March 14, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302084/effectiveness-of-emdr-in-patients-with-substance-use-disorder-and-comorbid-ptsd-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ingo Schäfer, Laycen Chuey-Ferrer, Arne Hofmann, Peter Lieberman, Günter Mainusch, Annett Lotzin
BACKGROUND: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. However, it is unclear whether EMDR shows the same effectiveness in patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and comorbid PTSD. In this trial, we examine the effectiveness of EMDR in reducing PTSD symptoms in patients with SUD and PTSD. METHODS/DESIGN: We conduct a single-blinded RCT among 158 patients with SUD and comorbid PTSD admitted to a German addiction rehabilitation center specialized for the treatment of patients with SUD and comorbid PTSD...
March 16, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301923/korean-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-guidelines-for-endoscope-reprocessing
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Byoung Kwan Son, Byung-Wook Kim, Won Hee Kim, Dae-Sung Myung, Young-Seok Cho, Byung Ik Jang
The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) issued guidelines for endoscope reprocessing for the first time in 1995, and the version of the guidelines was updated in August 2009, August 2012, and March 2015. Guidelines for endoscope reprocessing should be revised continuously, because new disinfectants and devices are developed and introduced. The current official version of the KSGE guidelines for endoscope reprocessing is explained herein to assist the reader in understanding the KSGE requirements for cleaning and disinfecting endoscopes...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298880/h7n9-and-h5n1-avian-influenza-suitability-models-for-china-accounting-for-new-poultry-and-live-poultry-markets-distribution-data
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Jean Artois, Shengjie Lai, Luzhao Feng, Hui Jiang, Hang Zhou, Xiangping Li, Madhur S Dhingra, Catherine Linard, Gaëlle Nicolas, Xiangming Xiao, Timothy P Robinson, Hongjie Yu, Marius Gilbert
In the last two decades, two important avian influenza viruses infecting humans emerged in China, the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus in the late nineties, and the low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H7N9 virus in 2013. China is home to the largest population of chickens (4.83 billion) and ducks (0.694 billion), representing, respectively 23.1 and 58.6% of the 2013 world stock, with a significant part of poultry sold through live-poultry markets potentially contributing to the spread of avian influenza viruses...
2017: Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment: Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288397/neural-mechanisms-of-vocal-imitation-the-role-of-sleep-replay-in-shaping-mirror-neurons
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REVIEW
Nicolas Giret, Jean-Marc Edeline, Catherine Del Negro
Learning by imitation involves not only perceiving another individual's action to copy it, but also the formation of a memory trace in order to gradually establish a correspondence between the sensory and motor codes, which represent this action through sensorimotor experience. Memory and sensorimotor processes are closely intertwined. Mirror neurons, which fire both when the same action is performed or perceived, have received considerable attention in the context of imitation. An influential view of memory processes considers that the consolidation of newly acquired information or skills involves an active offline reprocessing of memories during sleep within the neuronal networks that were initially used for encoding...
March 10, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279396/reprocessed-bipolar-energy-for-laparoscopic-colectomy-is-it-worth-it
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Justin T Brady, Avinash Bhakta, Scott R Steele, Joseph A Trunzo, Anthony J Senagore, Krista Holmgren, Anthony Schillero, Bradley J Champagne
BACKGROUND: Reprocessed (re-sterilized) bipolar energy devices represent one effort to reduce operative costs. METHODS: Between January 2014 to October 2015, 76 patients underwent laparoscopic colectomy using a reprocessed bipolar energy device and were case-matched to 76 patients from a prospectively-maintained database from November 2012 to December 2013 when an identical, new device was used. Outcomes included reprocessed device safety, efficiency and hospital costs...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274256/intestinal-dysbiosis-in-preterm-infants-preceding-necrotizing-enterocolitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mohan Pammi, Julia Cope, Phillip I Tarr, Barbara B Warner, Ardythe L Morrow, Volker Mai, Katherine E Gregory, J Simon Kroll, Valerie McMurtry, Michael J Ferris, Lars Engstrand, Helene Engstrand Lilja, Emily B Hollister, James Versalovic, Josef Neu
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a catastrophic disease of preterm infants, and microbial dysbiosis has been implicated in its pathogenesis. Studies evaluating the microbiome in NEC and preterm infants lack power and have reported inconsistent results. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our objectives were to perform a systematic review and meta-analyses of stool microbiome profiles in preterm infants to discern and describe microbial dysbiosis prior to the onset of NEC and to explore heterogeneity among studies...
March 9, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272767/a-high-strength-self-healable-antibacterial-and-anti-inflammatory-supramolecular-polymer-hydrogel
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Hongbo Wang, Hui Zhu, Weigui Fu, Yinyu Zhang, Bing Xu, Fei Gao, Zhiqiang Cao, Wenguang Liu
There is a significant cost to mitigate the infection and inflammation associated with the implantable medical devices. The development of effective antibacterial and anti-inflammatory biomaterials with novel mechanism of action has become an urgent task. In this study, a supramolecular polymer hydrogel is synthesized by the copolymerization of N-acryloyl glycinamide and 1-vinyl-1,2,4-triazole in the absence of any chemical crosslinker. The hydrogel network is crosslinked through the hydrogen bond interactions between dual amide motifs in the side chain of N-acryloyl glycinamide...
March 8, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265606/electrochemical-characterization-of-plutonium-in-n-tributyl-phosphate
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M A Bahri, A Ruas, E Labbé, P Moisy
This work investigates the electrochemical behavior of Pu(iv) and Pu(vi) complexes in n-tributylphosphate (TBP) as an entry to the electrochemical characterization of these complexes in organic extractants related to nuclear fuel reprocessing. Glassy carbon electrodes were used to show that Pu(iv) and Pu(vi) complexes display a reversible electrochemical reduction wave in TBP previously equilibrated with aqueous nitric acid solution. We investigated the reduction of Pu(iv) and Pu(vi) nitrato complexes extracted into TBP, with the aim to get thermodynamic (formal potential) and kinetic (diffusion coefficient) information about Pu(iv)/Pu(iii) and Pu(vi)/Pu(v) redox couples in the TBP medium...
March 7, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221707/dynamic-covalent-polymer-networks-from-old-chemistry-to-modern-day-innovations
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REVIEW
Weike Zou, Jiante Dong, Yingwu Luo, Qian Zhao, Tao Xie
Dynamic covalent polymer networks have long been recognized. With the initial focus on the unintended impact of dynamic covalent linkages on the viscoelasticity of commercial rubbers, efforts in modern times have transitioned into designing dynamic covalent polymer networks with unique adaptive properties. Whereas self-healing and thermoset reprocessing have been the primary motivations for studying dynamic covalent polymer networks, the recent discovery of the vitrimeric rheological behavior and solid-state plasticity for this type of material have opened up new opportunities in material innovations...
February 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212669/understanding-trophic-interactions-in-host-parasite-associations-using-stable-isotopes-of-carbon-and-nitrogen
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Milen Nachev, Maik A Jochmann, Friederike Walter, J Benjamin Wolbert, S Marcel Schulte, Torsten C Schmidt, Bernd Sures
BACKGROUND: Stable isotope analysis of carbon and nitrogen can deliver insights into trophic interactions between organisms. While many studies on free-living organisms are available, the number of those focusing on trophic interactions between hosts and their associated parasites still remains scarce. In some cases information about taxa (e.g. acanthocephalans) is completely missing. Additionally, available data revealed different and occasionally contrasting patterns, depending on the parasite's taxonomic position and its degree of development, which is most probably determined by its feeding strategy (absorption of nutrients through the tegument versus active feeding) and its localization in the host...
February 17, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199861/the-vato-project-development-and-validation-of-a-dynamic-transfer-model-of-tritium-in-grassland-ecosystem
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S Le Dizès, C Aulagnier, D Maro, M Rozet, F Vermorel, D Hébert, C Voiseux, L Solier, C Godinot, B Fievet, P Laguionie, O Connan, O Cazimajou, M Morillon
In this paper, a dynamic compartment model with a high temporal resolution has been investigated to describe tritium transfer in grassland ecosystems exposed to atmospheric (3)H releases from nuclear facilities under normal operating or accidental conditions. TOCATTA-χ model belongs to the larger framework of the SYMBIOSE modelling and simulation platform that aims to assess the fate and transport of a wide range of radionuclides in various environmental systems. In this context, the conceptual and mathematical models of TOCATTA-χ have been designed to be relatively simple, minimizing the number of compartments and input parameters required...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195840/decision-support-for-the-capacity-management-of-bronchoscopy-devices-optimizing-the-cost-efficient-mix-of-reusable-and-single-use-devices-through-mathematical-modeling
#15
Günther M Edenharter, Daniel Gartner, Dominik Pförringer
BACKGROUND: Increasing costs of material resources challenge hospitals to stay profitable. Particularly in anesthesia departments and intensive care units, bronchoscopes are used for various indications. Inefficient management of single- and multiple-use systems can influence the hospitals' material costs substantially. Using mathematical modeling, we developed a strategic decision support tool to determine the optimum mix of disposable and reusable bronchoscopy devices in the setting of an intensive care unit...
February 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187334/regional-and-global-contributions-of-anthropogenic-iodine-129-in-monthly-deposition-samples-collected-in-north-east-japan-between-2006-and-2015
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Hidenao Hasegawa, Hideki Kakiuchi, Naofumi Akata, Yoshihito Ohtsuka, Shun'ichi Hisamatsu
We measured the monthly atmospheric deposition flux of (129)I at Rokkasho, Aomori, Japan-the location of a commercial spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant-from 2006 to 2015 to assess the impact of the plant on environmental (129)I levels. The plant is now under final safety assessment by a national authority after test operation using actual spent nuclear fuel. During cutting and chemical processing in test operations from April 2006 to October 2008, (129)I was discharged to the atmosphere and detected in our deposition samples...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166171/when-should-we-change-drill-bits-a-mechanical-comparison-of-new-reprocessed-and-damaged-bits
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Richard Myers, Hyunchul Kim, Adam H Hsieh, Robert V O'Toole, Marcus F Sciadini
OBJECTIVES: We assessed how reprocessed and damaged drill bits perform relative to new drill bits in terms of drilling force required, heat generated at near and far cortices, and number of usable passes. METHODS: Nine pairs of non-osteoporotic human cadaveric femora were tested using 3 types of 3.2-mm drill bits (new, reprocessed, and damaged) in 3 investigations (force, temperature, and multiple usable passes). Operating room conditions were simulated. Force and temperature data were collected for each type...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159069/longitudinal-assessment-of-reprocessing-effectiveness-for-colonoscopes-and-gastroscopes-results-of-visual-inspections-biochemical-markers-and-microbial-cultures
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Cori L Ofstead, Harry P Wetzler, Otis L Heymann, Ellen A Johnson, John E Eiland, Michael J Shaw
BACKGROUND: Flexible endoscopes are currently reused following cleaning and high-level disinfection. Contamination has been found on endoscopes, and infections have been linked to gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urologic endoscopes. METHODS: This longitudinal study involved visual inspections with a borescope, microbial cultures, and biochemical tests for protein and adenosine triphosphate to identify endoscopes in need of further cleaning or maintenance. Three assessments were conducted over a 7-month period...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154546/the-role-and-reprocessing-of-attitudes-in-fostering-employee-work-happiness-an-intervention-study
#19
Paige Williams, Margaret L Kern, Lea Waters
This intervention study examines the iterative reprocessing of explicit and implicit attitudes as the process underlying associations between positive employee attitudes (PsyCap), perception of positive organization culture (organizational virtuousness, OV), and work happiness. Using a quasi-experimental design, a group of school staff (N = 69) completed surveys at three time points. After the first assessment, the treatment group (n = 51) completed a positive psychology training intervention. Results suggest that employee PsyCap, OV, and work happiness are associated with one another through both implicit and explicit attitudes...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144216/a-tool-for-brain-wide-quantitative-analysis-of-molecular-data-upon-projection-into-a-planar-view-of-choice
#20
Samme Vreysen, Isabelle Scheyltjens, Marie-Eve Laramée, Lutgarde Arckens
Several techniques, allowing the reconstruction and visualization of functional, anatomical or molecular information from tissue and organ slices, have been developed over the years. Yet none allow direct comparison without reprocessing the same slices. Alternative methods using publicly available reference maps like the Allen Brain Atlas lack flexibility with respect to age and species. We propose a new approach to reconstruct a segmented region of interest from serial slices by projecting the optical density values representing a given molecular signal to a plane of view of choice, and to generalize the results into a reference map, which is built from the individual maps of all animals under study...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
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