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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778897/measurement-of-ambient-dose-equivalent-rates-by-walk-survey-around-fukushima-dai-ichi-nuclear-power-plant-using-kurama-ii-until-2016
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Masaki Andoh, Hideaki Yamamoto, Takashi Kanno, Kimiaki Saito
Ambient dose equivalent rates in various environments related to human lives were measured by walk surveys using the KURAMA-II systems from 2013 to 2016 within an 80-km radius of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. The dose rate of the locations where the walk survey was performed decreased to about 38% of its initial value in the 42 months from June 2013 to the December 2016, which was beyond that attributable to the physical decay of radiocaesium. The ecological half-life of the slow decreasing component was evaluated to be 4...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778816/disneyization-a-framework-for-understanding-illicit-drug-use-in-bounded-play-spaces
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Tim Turner
BACKGROUND: This paper combines evidence from an ethnographic study of illicit drug use amongst tourists in Ibiza with Bryman's (2004) theoretical model of Disneyization. The principal aim was to construct a new conceptual framework that may help scholars, practitioners and policy makers make sense of dynamic patterns of illegal drug use across bounded play spaces such as tourist resorts, music festivals and nightclubs. METHODS: Ethnographic fieldwork employing a grounded theory design was undertaken over three summers in tourist locations on the Balearic island of Ibiza, including nightclubs, bars, cafes, beaches, airports and hotels...
May 17, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778642/benefits-of-a-multicomponent-falls-unit-based-exercise-program-in-older-adults-with-falls-in-real-life
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Rafael García Molina, Marta Carolina Ruíz Grao, Alicia Noguerón García, Marta Martínez Reig, Mariano Esbrí Víctor, Míkel Izquierdo Redín, Pedro Abizanda Soler
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Multicomponent exercise programs are the cornerstone in preventing gait and balance impairments and falls in older adults. However, the effects of these programs in usual clinical practice have been poorly analyzed. DESIGN: 4-Month, twice-a-week multicomponent exercise program cohort study in real-life. SETTING: Falls Unit, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario of Albacete, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-seven participants who had experienced a fall in the previous year were included...
May 17, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778476/glycation-of-whey-protein-with-dextrans-of-different-molar-mass-effect-on-immunoglobulin-e-binding-capacity-with-blood-sera-obtained-from-patients-with-cow-milk-protein-allergy
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Lei Xu, Yuansheng Gong, James E Gern, Shinya Ikeda, John A Lucey
A growing concern around the world is the number of people who are suffering from food protein allergies. One potential approach to decrease protein allergenicity is to block IgE-binding epitopes of the protein allergen by attachment of polysaccharides via the Maillard reaction (i.e., glycation). Protein glycation has been extensively studied to modify various functional properties. We wanted to examine whether glycates could reduce IgE binding in patients with cow milk protein allergy and to explore how the size (molar mass; MW ) of the polysaccharide affects this IgE-binding capacity...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778310/a-method-for-developing-organisation-wide-manual-handling-based-physical-employment-standards-in-a-military-context
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REVIEW
Greg L Carstairs, Daniel J Ham, Robert J Savage, Stuart A Best, Ben Beck, Daniel C Billing
The benefit of job-related employment standards in physically demanding occupations are well known. A number of methodological frameworks have been established to guide the development of physical employment standards for single job functions. In the case of an organisation comprised of multiple and diverse employment specialisations, such as the Australian Army, it is impractical to develop unique employment standards for each occupation. OBJECTIVES: To present an approach to organisational level physical employment standards development that seeks to retain occupationally specific task characteristics by applying a movement cluster approach...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778146/performance-and-mechanism-of-cr-vi-removal-by-zero-valent-iron-loaded-onto-expanded-graphite
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Congbin Xu, Wenjie Yang, Weijiang Liu, Hongliang Sun, Chunlei Jiao, Ai-Jun Lin
Zero-valent iron (ZVI) was loaded on expanded graphite (EG) to produce a composite material (EG-ZVI) for efficient removal of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)). EG and EG-ZVI were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis. EG-ZVI had a high specific surface area and contained sub-micron sized particles of zero-valent iron. Batch experiments were employed to evaluate the Cr(VI) removal performance...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778065/reliability-of-the-sub-components-of-the-instrumented-timed-up-and-go-test-in-ambulatory-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury-and-typically-developed-controls
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Mark A Newman, Mark A Hirsch, Richard D Peindl, Nahir A Habet, Tobias J Tsai, Michael S Runyon, Toan Huynh, Nigel Zheng
BACKGROUND: Studies have evaluated the test-re-test reliability of subcomponents of the timed up and-go test in adults by using body-worn inertial sensors. However, studies in children have not been reported in the literature. RESEARCH QUESTION: To evaluate the within-session reliability of subcomponents of a newly developed electronically augmented timed 'upand-go' test (EATUG) in ambulatory children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and children with typical development (TD)...
May 16, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777851/point-of-care-ultrasound-performed-by-a-medical-student-compared-to-physical-examination-by-vascular-surgeons-in-the-detection-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Trinh Mai, Michael Y Woo, Kim Boles, Prasad Jetty
OBJECTIVE: To determine the test characteristics of point-of-care ultrasonography performed by a medical student versus physical examination by vascular surgeons compared to a gold standard reference scan for the detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observer-blinded study recruiting patients from an outpatient vascular surgery clinic. Participants were screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms by standardized physical examination by a blinded vascular surgeon, followed by a point-of-care ultrasound examination by a blinded medical student...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777849/non-invasive-diagnostic-methods-for-better-screening-of-peripheral-arterial-disease
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REVIEW
Neelamshobha Nirala, R Periyasamy, Awanish Kumar
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to extremities usually legs. It does not receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain while walking which is known as claudication. It is a common manifestation of type II Diabetes, but the relationship between other vascular diseases and lower limb (LL)-PAD has been poorly understood and investigated. METHODS: When assessing a patient with clinically LLPAD, two questions are in order to establish a diagnosis: one is non-invasive testing and other is invasive...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777778/anterior-approach-in-humeral-plating-osteosynthesis
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Daniel Handy Eone, Prudence Christelle Danielle Ngono, Marie Josée Essi, Gaël Leckpa, Kennedy Olivier Muluem, Farikou Ibrahima, Maurice Aurélien Sosso
CONTEXT: Humeral plating osteosynthesis is controversial, particularly regarding the choice between anterior and lateral approach, data for which in the context of a low-income country are lacking. HYPOTHESIS: The anterior approach is an easy surgical technique, allowing good anatomic reconstruction. We hypothesize that the anterior approach is associated with fewer neurovascular lesions and functional sequelae than the lateral approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study with assessment update was carried out over a period of 6 years 4 months from January 2010 to June 2016, with consecutive recruitment in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777770/construction-and-feasibility-study-of-the-sofmer-activity-score-sas-a-new-assessment-of-physical-and-cognitive-activity
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M D Morard, S Gonzalez-Monge, P Rippert, S Roche, J C Bernard, D Lagauche, C Delvert, J Luauté, S Jacquin Courtois, F Caillet, J Di Marco, F Ghelfi, S Otmani, P Calmels, M Royet, P A Joseph, R Ecochard, G Rode, C Vuillerot
OBJECTIVES: For hospitalizations in rehabilitation centers (RCs) in France, the quantification of healthcare givers' activity is based on the dependency of the patients, defined as a total or partial inability to perform activities required for daily living without help. The tools currently used to quantify dependency are not sufficiently precise. Here we describe the construction of a new tool, the SOFMER Activity Score (SAS scoring), which allows for a good description of the level of activity of patients hospitalized in RCs, and a feasibility study of the tool...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777506/an-extended-kalman-filter-for-mouse-tracking
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Hongjun Choi, Mingi Kim, Onseok Lee
Animal tracking is an important tool for observing behavior, which is useful in various research areas. Animal specimens can be tracked using dynamic models and observation models that require several types of data. Tracking mouse has several barriers due to the physical characteristics of the mouse, their unpredictable movement, and cluttered environments. Therefore, we propose a reliable method that uses a detection stage and a tracking stage to successfully track mouse. The detection stage detects the surface area of the mouse skin, and the tracking stage implements an extended Kalman filter to estimate the state variables of a nonlinear model...
May 19, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777354/randomized-study-of-the-influence-of-two-dimensional-versus-three-dimensional-imaging-using-a-novel-3d-head-mounted-display-hms-3000mt-on-performance-of-laparoscopic-inguinal-hernia-repair
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M Patrzyk, M Klee, T Stefaniak, C D Heidecke, K Beyer
BACKGROUND: 3D laparoscopy has proven to be superior to the 2D approach in experimental settings. The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of 3D laparoscopy using a novel head-mounted display on the performance of defined steps within a laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. This effect was investigated both in laparoscopically advanced surgeons and in beginners. METHODS: Patients suffering from symptomatic inguinal hernia were randomly assigned to laparoscopic hernia repair using either a head-mounted 3D display or a conventional 2D laparoscopic approach...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776902/an-internet-based-radiology-course-in-medical-school-comparison-of-academic-performance-of-students-on-campus-versus-those-with-absenteeism-due-to-residency-interviews
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Andrew George Alexander, Deborah Deas, Paul Eric Lyons
BACKGROUND: Imaging and its optimal use are imperative to the practice of medicine, yet many students don't receive a formal education in radiology. Concurrently, students look for ways to take time away from medical school for residency interviewing. Web-based instruction provides an opportunity to combine these imperatives using online modalities. OBJECTIVE: A largely Web-based course in radiology during the 4th year of medical school was evaluated both for its acceptance to students who needed to be away from campus for interviews, and its effectiveness on a nationally administered standardized test...
May 18, 2018: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776732/posttraumatic-stress-and-depressive-symptoms-characterize-cardiac-arrest-survivors-perceived-recovery-at-hospital-discharge
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Alex Presciutti, Jayati Verma, Marykay Pavol, Deepti Anbarasan, Cristina Falo, Daniel Brodie, Leroy E Rabbani, David J Roh, Soojin Park, Jan Claassen, Sachin Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms, not cognitive or functional impairment, are associated with cardiac arrest survivors' negative recovery perceptions at hospital discharge. METHODS: Prospective observational cohort of cardiac arrest patients admitted between 9/2015-5/2017. Survival to discharge with sufficient mental status to complete a psychosocial interview was the main inclusion criterion. Perceived recovery was assessed through the question, "Do you feel that you have made a complete recovery from your arrest?" The following measures were examined as potential correlates of perceived recovery: Repeatable Battery for Assessment of Neuropsychological Status, Modified Lawton Physical Self-Maintenance Scale, Barthel Index, Modified Rankin Scale, Cerebral Performance Category, Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D), and PTSD Checklist-Specific (PCL-S)...
May 10, 2018: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776660/corrigendum-to-cognitive-fatigue-effects-on-physical-performance-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-physiol-behav-188-2018-103-107
#16
Terry McMorris, Martin Barwood, Beverley J Hale, Matt Dicks, Jo Corbett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776620/physical-neighborhood-and-social-environment-beliefs-about-sleep-sleep-hygiene-behaviors-and-sleep-quality-among-african-americans
#17
Soohyun Nam, Robin Whittemore, Sunyoung Jung, Carl Latkin, Trace Kershaw, Nancy S Redeker
OBJECTIVES: African Americans (AAs) have a higher prevalence of sleep disorders than other racial/ethnic groups. However, little is known about the relationships among individual and neighborhood factors related to sleep quality in AAs. The purposes of this study were to (1) describe beliefs about sleep, sleep hygiene behaviors, and sleep quality among AAs; and (2) examine the relationships among sociodemographic characteristics, neighborhood environment, beliefs about sleep, sleep hygiene behaviors, and sleep quality...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776619/poor-sleep-quality-and-insufficient-sleep-of-a-collegiate-student-athlete-population
#18
Cheri D Mah, Eric J Kezirian, Brandon M Marcello, William C Dement
OBJECTIVE: Poor and inadequate sleep negatively impact cognitive and physical functioning and may also affect sports performance. The study aim is to examine sleep quality, sleep duration, and daytime sleepiness in collegiate student-athletes across a wide range of sports. DESIGN: Questionnaire. SETTING: University setting. PARTICIPANTS: 628 athletes across 29 varsity teams at Stanford University. MEASUREMENTS: Athletes completed a questionnaire inquiring about sleep quality via a modified Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), sleep duration, and daytime sleepiness via Epworth Sleepiness Scale...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776561/circulating-micrornas-as-emerging-cardiac-biomarkers-responsive-to-acute-exercise
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David de Gonzalo-Calvo, Alberto Dávalos, Manuel Fernández-Sanjurjo, Laura Amado-Rodríguez, Susana Díaz-Coto, Cristina Tomás-Zapico, Ana Montero, Ángela García-González, Vicenta Llorente-Cortés, Maria Eugenia Heras, Araceli Boraita Pérez, Ángel E Díaz-Martínez, Natalia Úbeda, Eduardo Iglesias-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Circulating microRNAs (c-miRNAs) are mediators of intercellular communication with great potential as cardiac biomarkers. The analysis of c-miRNAs in response to physiological stress, such as exercise, would provide valuable information for clinical practice and a deeper understanding of the molecular response to physical activity. Here, we analysed for the first time the acute exercise response of c-miRNAs reported as biomarkers of cardiac disease in a well-characterized cohort of healthy active adults...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776158/clusters-in-nonsmooth-oscillator-networks
#20
Rachel Nicks, Lucie Chambon, Stephen Coombes
For coupled oscillator networks with Laplacian coupling, the master stability function (MSF) has proven a particularly powerful tool for assessing the stability of the synchronous state. Using tools from group theory, this approach has recently been extended to treat more general cluster states. However, the MSF and its generalizations require the determination of a set of Floquet multipliers from variational equations obtained by linearization around a periodic orbit. Since closed form solutions for periodic orbits are invariably hard to come by, the framework is often explored using numerical techniques...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
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