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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230653/suicides-by-jumping-off-istanbul-bridges-linking-asia-and-europe
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Ayşe Yurtseven, İbrahim Üzün, Murat Nihat Arslan
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the injury spectrum and characteristics of people who committed suicide by jumping into water from the July 15th Martyrs Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges in Istanbul, Turkey. METHODS: This study included all of the jumpers from the July 15th Martyrs Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge who were autopsied by the Council of Forensic Medicine, Istanbul Morgue Department, between 2000 and 2013. All of the data were collected from archived case files...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228342/evaluation-of-the-implementation-of-the-south-african-triage-system-at-an-academic-hospital-in-central-haiti
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Shada A Rouhani, Emily Aaronson, Angella Jacques, Sandy Brice, Regan H Marsh
BACKGROUND: Effective triage is an important part of high quality emergency care, yet is frequently lacking in resource-limited settings. The South African Triage Scale (SATS) is designed for these settings and consists of a numeric score (triage early warning score, TEWS) and a list of clinical signs (known as discriminators). Our objective was to evaluate the implementation of SATS at a new teaching hospital in Haiti. METHODS: A random sample of emergency department charts from October 2013 were retrospectively reviewed for the completeness and accuracy of the triage form, correct calculation of the triage score, and final patient disposition...
February 19, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227602/development-of-high-impedance-measurement-system-for-water-leakage-detection-in-implantable-neuroprosthetic-devices
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Aziz Yousif, Shawn K Kelly, Aziz Yousif, Shawn K Kelly, Shawn K Kelly, Aziz Yousif
There has been a push for a greater number of channels in implantable neuroprosthetic devices; but, that number has largely been limited by current hermetic packaging technology. Microfabricated packaging is becoming reality, but a standard testing system is needed to prepare these devices for clinical trials. Impedance measurements of electrodes built into the packaging layers may give an early warning of device failure and predict device lifetime. Because the impedance magnitudes of such devices can be on the order of gigaohms, a versatile system was designed to accommodate ultra-high impedances and allow future integrated circuit implementation in current neural prosthetic technologies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227035/visualizing-patient-journals-by-combining-vital-signs-monitoring-and-natural-language-processing
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Adnan Vilic, John Asger Petersen, Karsten Hoppe, Helge B D Sorensen, Adnan Vilic, John Asger Petersen, Karsten Hoppe, Helge B D Sorensen, John Asger Petersen, Adnan Vilic, Karsten Hoppe, Helge B D Sorensen
This paper presents a data-driven approach to graphically presenting text-based patient journals while still maintaining all textual information. The system first creates a timeline representation of a patients' physiological condition during an admission, which is assessed by electronically monitoring vital signs and then combining these into Early Warning Scores (EWS). Hereafter, techniques from Natural Language Processing (NLP) are applied on the existing patient journal to extract all entries. Finally, the two methods are combined into an interactive timeline featuring the ability to see drastic changes in the patients' health, and thereby enabling staff to see where in the journal critical events have taken place...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222831/tracking-and-predicting-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-hfmd-epidemics-in-china-by-baidu-queries
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Q Y Xiao, H J Liu, M W Feldman
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is highly prevalent in China, and more efficient methods of epidemic detection and early warning need to be developed to augment traditional surveillance systems. In this paper, a method that uses Baidu search queries to track and predict HFMD epidemics is presented, and the outbreaks of HFMD in China during the 60-month period from January 2011 to December 2015 are predicted. The Pearson correlation coefficient (R) of the predictive model and the mean absolute percentage errors between observed HFMD case counts and the predicted number show that our predictive model gives excellent fit to the data...
February 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208227/integrating-remotely-sensed-fires-for-predicting-deforestation-for-redd
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Dolors Armenteras, Cerian Gibbes, Jesús A Anaya, Liliana M Dávalos
Fire is an important tool in tropical forest management, as it alters forest composition, structure, and the carbon budget. The United Nations program on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) aims to sustainably manage forests, as well as conserve and enhance their carbon stocks. Despite the crucial role of fire management, decision-making on REDD+ interventions fails to systematically include fires. Here, we address this critical knowledge gap in two ways. First, we review REDD+ projects and programs to assess the inclusion of fires in monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems...
February 16, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195575/a-land-data-assimilation-system-for-sub-saharan-africa-food-and-water-security-applications
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Amy McNally, Kristi Arsenault, Sujay Kumar, Shraddhanand Shukla, Pete Peterson, Shugong Wang, Chris Funk, Christa D Peters-Lidard, James P Verdin
Seasonal agricultural drought monitoring systems, which rely on satellite remote sensing and land surface models (LSMs), are important for disaster risk reduction and famine early warning. These systems require the best available weather inputs, as well as a long-term historical record to contextualize current observations. This article introduces the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Land Data Assimilation System (FLDAS), a custom instance of the NASA Land Information System (LIS) framework. The FLDAS is routinely used to produce multi-model and multi-forcing estimates of hydro-climate states and fluxes over semi-arid, food insecure regions of Africa...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193215/analysing-trends-and-forecasting-malaria-epidemics-in-madagascar-using-a-sentinel-surveillance-network-a-web-based-application
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Florian Girond, Laurence Randrianasolo, Lea Randriamampionona, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, Télesphore Yao Brou, Vincent Herbreteau, Morgan Mangeas, Sixte Zigiumugabe, Judith Hedje, Christophe Rogier, Patrice Piola
BACKGROUND: The use of a malaria early warning system (MEWS) to trigger prompt public health interventions is a key step in adding value to the epidemiological data routinely collected by sentinel surveillance systems. METHODS: This study describes a system using various epidemic thresholds and a forecasting component with the support of new technologies to improve the performance of a sentinel MEWS. Malaria-related data from 21 sentinel sites collected by Short Message Service are automatically analysed to detect malaria trends and malaria outbreak alerts with automated feedback reports...
February 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191617/impacts-of-extremely-high-temperature-and-heatwave-on-heatstroke-in-chongqing-china
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Yonghong Li, Chengcheng Li, Shuquan Luo, Jinyu He, Yibin Cheng, Yinlong Jin
Few studies have reported the quantitative association between heat and heatstroke (HS) occurrence, particularly in China. The aim of this study was to quantitatively assess the association between high temperature/heatwave and HS occurrence in Chongqing. The daily HS data from 2009 to 2013 of Chongqing were extracted from Chongqing Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A Zero-inflated Poisson regression model (ZIP) with a logistic distribution was used to quantitatively analyze the impacts of the daily maximum temperature (Tmax) over the threshold on HS occurrence by gender, age, and severity of HS, after controlling for covariates including day of the week (DOW), relative humidity, and daily temperature range...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187806/diagnosis-and-management-of-spinal-cord-emergencies
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E P Flanagan, S J Pittock
Most spinal cord injury is seen with trauma. Nontraumatic spinal cord emergencies are discussed in this chapter. These myelopathies are rare but potentially devastating neurologic disorders. In some situations prior comorbidity (e.g., advanced cancer) provides a clue, but in others (e.g., autoimmune myelopathies) it may come with little warning. Neurologic examination helps distinguish spinal cord emergencies from peripheral nervous system emergencies (e.g., Guillain-Barré), although some features overlap...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178216/highly-sensitive-sensors-based-on-metal-oxide-nanocolumns-for-fire-detection
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Kwangjae Lee, Young-Seok Shim, Young Geun Song, Soo Deok Han, Youn-Sung Lee, Chong-Yun Kang
A fire detector is the most important component in a fire alarm system. Herein, we present the feasibility of a highly sensitive and rapid response gas sensor based on metal oxides as a high performance fire detector. The glancing angle deposition (GLAD) technique is used to make the highly porous structure such as nanocolumns (NCs) of various metal oxides for enhancing the gas-sensing performance. To measure the fire detection, the interface circuitry for our sensors (NiO, SnO₂, WO₃ and In₂O₃ NCs) is designed...
February 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165599/cementing-a-polyethylene-cup-into-a-well-fixed-acetabular-metal-on-metal-resurfacing-component-an-experimental-investigation
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Matthias C M Klotz, Sebastian Jäger, Philippe Kretzer, Nicholas A Beckmann, Marc Thomsen, Rudi G Bitsch
INTRODUCTION: Adverse reactions to metal debris often indicate revision surgery in metal-on-metal (MoM) hip arthroplasty and an exchange of the MoM bearing into either a metal on polyethylene or a ceramic-on-polyethylene articulation. At the moment the removal of the entire implant system is the most reasonable method. In order to avoid bone loss caused by the removal of a well-fixed acetabular component, the purpose of this study was to measure the stability of a cemented polyethylene (PE) cup in an acetabular hip resurfacing component and to examine if such a method could be suitable for clinical use...
February 3, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164102/automated-early-warning-system-for-septic-shock-the-new-way-to-achieve-intensive-care-unit-quality-improvement
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Fábio Ferreira Amorim, Alfredo Nicodemos Cruz Santana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161425/the-rise-and-fall-of-pneumococcal-serotypes-carried-in-the-pcv-era
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Vanessa T Devine, David W Cleary, Johanna M C Jefferies, Rebecca Anderson, Denise E Morris, Andrew C Tuck, Rebecca A Gladstone, Grace O'Doherty, Priyasharmila Kuruparan, Stephen D Bentley, Saul N Faust, Stuart C Clarke
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia worldwide. Vaccination using pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) has therefore been part of the UK's childhood immunisation programme since 2006. Here we describe pneumococcal carriage rates in children under five years of age attending the paediatric department of a large UK hospital in response to vaccine implementation over seven winter seasons from 2006 to 2013. S. pneumoniae (n=696) were isolated from nasopharyngeal swabs (n=2267) collected during seven consecutive winters, October to March, 2006/7 to 2012/13...
February 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159032/pertinence-of-electronic-death-certificates-for-real-time-surveillance-and-alert-france-2012-2014
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M Lassalle, C Caserio-Schönemann, A Gallay, G Rey, A Fouillet
OBJECTIVES: In France, the early mortality monitoring, conducted by Santé publique France, the French National Public Health agency (SpFrance) (formerly French Institute for public health surveillance-InVS), is based on the administrative data provided by the National Institute for Statistic and Economic Studies (INSEE) and consequently does not allow analyses on medical causes of death. Since 2007, the physicians can certify deaths electronically. In this electronic system (Electronic Death Registration System; EDRS), the medical causes of death, in free-text format, are directly transmitted to SpFrance...
February 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155265/early-warning-alert-and-response-system-in-emergencies-a-field-experience-of-a-novel-who-project-in-north-east-nigeria
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
3, 2017: Relevé épidémiologique Hebdomadaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151385/transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload-in-adult-medical-emergency-patients-with-perspectives-on-early-warning-practice-a-single-centre-clinical-study
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Fanny Gosmann, Astrid Nørgaard, Maj-Britt Rasmussen, Charlotte Rahbek, Jens Seeberg, Tom Møller
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-associated circulatory overload is characterised by acute respiratory distress, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, acute pulmonary oedema and/or evidence of positive fluid balance occurring within 6 hours after transfusion. Transfusion-associated circulatory overload is a serious, underreported reaction, which makes this iatrogenic condition difficult to prevent. We present an audit of patients admitted to a medical emergency unit, aiming to investigate: (i) the incidence of transfusion-associated circulatory overload; and (ii) whether cases were reported to the haemovigilance system...
January 26, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149888/scoring-systems-for-the-characterization-of-sepsis-and-associated-outcomes
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Natalie McLymont, Guy W Glover
Sepsis is responsible for the utilisation of a significant proportion of healthcare resources and has high mortality rates. Early diagnosis and prompt interventions are associated with better outcomes but is impeded by a lack of diagnostic tools and the heterogeneous and enigmatic nature of sepsis. The recently updated definitions of sepsis have moved away from the centrality of inflammation and the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria which have been shown to be non-specific. Sepsis is now defined as a "life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection"...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143633/electronic-alerts-for-acute-kidney-injury
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Michael Haase, Andreas Kribben, Walter Zidek, Jürgen Floege, Christian Albert, Berend Isermann, Bernt-Peter Robra, Anja Haase-Fielitz
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) often takes a complicated course if diagnosed late and undertreated. Electronic alerts that provide an early warning of AKI are intended to support treating physicians in making the diagnosis of AKI and treating it appropriately. The available evidence on the effects of such alert systems is inconsistent. METHODS: We employed the PRISMA recommendations for systematic literature reviews to identify relevant articles in the PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science databases...
January 9, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126387/research-and-application-of-a-hybrid-model-based-on-dynamic-fuzzy-synthetic-evaluation-for-establishing-air-quality-forecasting-and-early-warning-system-a-case-study-in-china
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Yunzhen Xu, Pei Du, Jianzhou Wang
As the atmospheric environment pollution has been becoming more and more serious in China, it is highly desirable to develop a scientific and effective early warning system that plays a great significant role in analyzing and monitoring air quality. However, establishing a robust early warning system for warning the public in advance and ameliorating air quality is not only an extremely challenging task but also a public concerned problem for human health. Most previous studies are focused on improving the prediction accuracy, which usually ignore the significance of uncertainty information and comprehensive evaluation concerning air pollutants...
January 23, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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