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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812871/high-performance-porous-molybdenum-oxynitride-based-fiber-supercapacitors
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Dan Ruan, Rui Lin, Kui Jiang, Xiang Yu, Yaofeng Zhu, Yaqin Fu, Zilong Wang, He Yan, Wenjie Mai
Scalable manufacturing of flexible, fiber-shaped energy storage devices has enabled great technological advances in wearable and portable technology. Replacing inefficient oxides with inexpensive and high-performance oxynitrides with more favourable 3D structures is critical if the practical applications of these technologies are to be realised. Here we developed a facile and controllable approach for the synthesis of 3D porous micropillars of molybdenum oxynitride, which exhibit high conductivity, robust stability and excellent energy storage properties...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812823/an-assessment-of-national-maternal-and-child-health-policy-makers-knowledge-and-capacity-for-evidence-informed-policy-making-in-nigeria
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Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Namoudou Keita, Virgil Lokossou, Ermel Johnson, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest globally in the use of more rigorous processes to ensure that maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) care recommendations are informed by the best available research evidence use. The purpose of this study was to engage Nigerian MNCH policy-makers and other stakeholders to consider issues around research to policy and practice interface and to assess their existing knowledge and capacity on the use of research evidence for policy-making and practice...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811768/clinical-predictors-of-an-abnormal-ultrasound-in-patients-presenting-with-suspected-nephrolithiasis
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Salman Tahir Shafi, Roshina Anjum, Tahir Shafi
OBJECTIVE: To determine any clinical features associated with an abnormal ultrasound in patients with suspected nephrolithiasis in an out-patient setting. METHODS: The study design was cross-sectional in nature. The study was conducted at an out-patient nephrology department of a tertiary care facility over a 3 month period. Patients included in the study were 18-80 years old, who presented with unilateral flank or costovertebral angle pain with or without other clinical features suggestive of renal or ureteric calculus based on clinician's judgement...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811020/peanut-agglutinin-and-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-functionalized-polymer-monolith-microextraction-of-igg-galactosylation-coupled-with-online-ms-detection
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Haijiao Zheng, Tenggao Zhu, Xiqian Li, Jiutong Ma, Qiong Jia
A facile online method coupling polymer monolithic microextraction (PMME) with mass spectrometry (MS) was developed for the detection of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) galactosylation glycopeptides. A peanut agglutinin-β-cyclodextrin (PNA-β-CD) functionalized poly(hydroxyethyl methylacrylate-ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate) monolith was designed via a click reaction. Thanking to the specificity of PNA-β-CD for the targets, the material exhibited enhanced enrichment selectivity and extraction efficiency for IgG galactosylation glycopeptides...
August 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810956/the-reasons-for-living-scale-military-version-assessing-protective-factors-against-suicide-in-a-military-sample
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Anne-Marie Deutsch, R Gregory Lande
INTRODUCTION: Military suicide rates have been rising over the past decade and continue to challenge military treatment facilities. Assessing suicide risk and improving treatments are a large part of the mission for clinicians who work with uniformed service members. This study attempts to expand the toolkit of military suicide prevention by focusing on protective factors over risk factors. In 1983, Marsha Linehan published a checklist called the Reasons for Living Scale, which asked subjects to check the reasons they choose to continue living, rather than choosing suicide...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809593/water-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-jordan-s-healthcare-facilities
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Yousef Saleh Khader
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to determine water availability, sanitation and hygiene (WSH) services, and healthcare waste management in Jordan healthcare facilities. Design/methodology/approach In total, 19 hospitals (15 public and four private) were selected. The WSH services were assessed in hospitals using the WSH in health facilities assessment tool developed for this purpose. Findings All hospitals (100 percent) had a safe water source and most (84.2 percent) had functional water sources to provide enough water for users' needs...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809508/effects-of-high-temperatures-on-the-mortality-of-stegobium-paniceum-l-coleoptera-anobiidae
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Jianhua Lü
As an alternative to chemical fumigants, heat treatment has been a widely used physical method to successfully control stored-product insects in empty grain storage and food processing facilities. The drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum (L.) (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) is one of the most destructive stored-product insects in the world. The mortality of the eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults of S. paniceum was investigated when exposed to 43, 47, 51, and 55°C for different time intervals. The mortality rate of the S...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809474/a-nano-in-nano-approach-for-enzyme-immobilization-based-on-block-copolymers
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Finizia Auriemma, Claudio De Rosa, Anna Malafronte, Rocco Di Girolamo, Chiara Santillo, Yuri Gerelli, Giovanna Fragneto, Robert David Barker, Vincenzo Pavone, Ornella Maglio, Angela Lombardi
We have set-up a facile approach for fabrication of supports with tailored nanoporosity for immobilization of enzymes. To this aim block copolymers self-assembly has been used to prepare nanostructured thin films with well-defined architecture containing pores of tailorable size delimited by walls with tailorable degree of hydrophilicity. In particular, we have employed a mixture of polystyrene-block-poly(L-lactide) (PS-PLLA) and polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-PEO) diblock copolymers to generate thin films with a lamellar morphology consisting of PS lamellar do-mains alternating with mixed PEO/PLLA blocks lamellar domains...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809456/real-time-intracellular-measurements-of-ros-and-rns-in-living-cells-with-single-core-shell-nanowire-electrodes
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Xin-Wei Zhang, Quan-Fa Qiu, Hong Jiang, Fu-Li Zhang, Yan-Ling Liu, Christian Amatore, Wei-Hua Huang
Nanoelectrodes allow precise and quantitative measurements of important biological processes at the single living cell level in real time. Cylindrical nanowires electrodes (NWEs) required for intracellular measurements create a great challenge for keeping excellent electrochemical and mechanical performances. Herein, we disclose a facile and robust solution to this problem based on a SiC-core-shell unique design to produce cylindrical NWEs with superior mechanical toughness provided by the SiC nano-core and excellent electrochemical performances brought by the ultrathin carbon shell that can be used as such or platinized...
August 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809132/impact-of-primary-tracheoesophageal-puncture-on-outcomes-after-total-laryngectomy
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Aru Panwar, Oleg Militsakh, Robert Lindau, Andrew Coughlin, Harlan Sayles, Katherine R Rieke, William Lydiatt, Daniel Lydiatt, Russell Smith
Objectives To identify differences in postoperative wound complications associated with a primary tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) at the time of laryngectomy versus no TEP. Study Design Retrospective review of large national data set. Setting Academic and nonacademic health care facilities in United States, contributing de-identified, risk-adjusted clinical data to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Subjects and Methods The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set for years 2006 to 2012 identified 430 patients who underwent total laryngectomy with or without a primary TEP...
August 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809067/in-situ-fabrication-of-mof-derived-co-co-layered-double-hydroxide-hollow-nanocages-graphene-composite-a-novel-electrode-material-with-superior-electrochemical-performance
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Xue Bai, Jingyuan Liu, Qi Liu, Rongrong Chen, Xiaoyan Jing, Bin Li, Jun Wang
Rational design of transition metal layered double hydroxide and graphene composite are vital important for designing high-performance supercapacitor electrodes. Although various methods have been performed, however, the realization of high-performance is still impeded by the agglomeration of graphene and layered double hydroxide. Here, metal-organic frameworks derived cobalt-cobalt layered double hydroxide (Co-Co LDH) hollow nanocages uniformly deposited on graphene nanosheets, are fabricated via facile in-situ co-deposition and thermal ion-exchange reaction...
August 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807999/role-of-co-occurring-competition-and-facilitation-in-plant-spacing-hydrodynamics-in-water-limited-environments
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Andrew C Trautz, Tissa H Illangasekare, Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe
Plant performance (i.e., fecundity, growth, survival) depends on an individual's access to space and resources. At the community level, plant performance is reflected in observable vegetation patterning (i.e., spacing distance, density) often controlled by limiting resources. Resource availability is, in turn, strongly dependent on plant patterning mediated by competitive and facilitative plant-plant interactions. Co-occurring competition and facilitation has never been specifically investigated from a hydrodynamic perspective...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807485/influence-of-dietary-salt-knowledge-perceptions-and-beliefs-on-consumption-choices-after-stroke-in-uganda
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Martin N Kaddumukasa, Elly Katabira, Martha Sajatovic, Svetlana Pundik, Mark Kaddumukasa, Larry B Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Previous research on Uganda's poststroke population revealed that their level of dietary salt knowledge did not lead to healthier consumption choices. PURPOSE: Identify barriers and motivators for healthy dietary behaviors and evaluate the understanding of widely accepted salt regulation mechanisms among poststroke patients in Uganda. METHODS: Convergent parallel mixed methods triangulation design comprised a cross-sectional survey (n = 81) and 8 focus group discussions with 7-10 poststroke participants in each group...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807424/a-national-collaborative-approach-to-reduce-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-nursing-homes-a-qualitative-assessment
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Sarah L Krein, Molly Harrod, Sue Collier, Kristina K Davis, Andrew J Rolle, Karen E Fowler, Lona Mody
BACKGROUND: Reducing health care-associated infections (HAIs), such as catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), is a critical performance improvement target in nursing homes. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-term Care: Health Care-Associated Infections/Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection, a national performance improvement program, was designed to promote implementation of a CAUTI prevention program through state-based or regional collaboratives in more than 500 nursing homes across the United States...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807323/inlay-butterfly-miringoplasty-our-experience
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Paula Cruz Toro, Ángela Callejo Castillo, Rafael Moya Martínez, Iván Domenech Juan
INTRODUCTION: Multiple surgical techniques have been proposed to close tympanic perforations. Eavey, two decades ago, described a technique aimed at closing central perforations in children. For this, he designed a butterfly-shaped cartilage graft that was placed between the tympanic membrane in an inlay manner. This technique showed great effectiveness for the closure of perforations as well as low morbidity, rapidity and great economic difference. METHODS: We performed a descriptive study of a series of cases analysing 32 interventions in children and adults with the modified Eavey technique, during the period from January 2012 to November 2016...
August 11, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806865/glucose-sensitive-holographic-bio-sensors-fundamentals-and-applications
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Marjan Heidari, Bahareh Dabirmanesh, Hossein Mahdavi, Khosro Khajeh
Nowadays sensors and especially biosensors play an important role in medical diagnosis and detection of food and environment contaminations. Biosensors’ facilities have been improved significantly by using technologies such as surface plasmon resonance, microfluidics, laser, and electrochemistry. These technologies are now available on chips in micro- and nano-scale and are capable of measuring the quantity of more than one analyte at once. One branch of these sensors is the holographic (bio)sensor. Reflection holographic sensors, which are optical devices fabricated based on Bragg’s law, can diffract light with specific wavelength as they absorb or release special ions or molecule depending on their polymer structure...
August 15, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805887/characterizing-ammonia-emissions-from-horses-fed-different-crude-protein-concentrations
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J Weir, H Li, L K Warren, E Macon, C Wickens
Evaluating impact of animal agriculture on air quality has been the focus of recent research. Ammonia (NH) volatilization occurs when undigested protein in feces and urea in urine is broken down by bacteria and enzymes. Information regarding NH emission from equine facilities is limited, and effects of CP intake on NH emissions have not been investigated. Nine mature geldings were used in a 3 × 3 replicated Latin square design study to determine effects of dietary CP on potential NH losses from feces and urine...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805419/creating-space-for-relationships
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Susan L Maataoui, Jodi S Hardwick, Tessa S Lundquist
Sexuality is a key component of personality and behavior, encompassing basic human needs for touch, intimacy, love, affection, and sexual behavior. The design of long-term care facilities makes it almost impossible for a resident to be sexually intimate, to share romantic moments, or to have a meal in a private setting. This case study describes the rationale and process used to establish a private guestroom called the Family Room at Patriots Place, the specialized dementia unit in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maine Healthcare System Community Living Center (CLC)...
August 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805063/hierarchical-porous-co9s8-nitrogen-doped-carbon-mos2-polyhedrons-as-ph-universal-electrocatalysts-for-highly-efficient-hydrogen-evolution-reaction
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Hongmei Li, Xing Qian, Chong Xu, Shaowei Huang, Changli Zhu, Xiancai Jiang, Li Shao, Linxi Hou
The development of highly active and stable earth-abundant electrocatalysts to reduce or eliminate the reliance on noble-metal based ones for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) over a broad pH range remains a great challenge. Herein, hierarchical porous Co9S8/N-doped carbon@MoS2 (Co9S8/NC@MoS2) polyhedrons have been synthesized by a facile hydrothermal approach using highly conductive Co/NC polyhedrons composed of cobalt nanoparticles embedded in N-doped carbon matrices as both the structural support and cobalt source...
August 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804800/interfacial-rheological-properties-of-self-assembling-biopolymer-microcapsules
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Kaili Xie, Clément de Loubens, Frédéric Dubreuil, Deniz Z Gunes, Marc Jaeger, Marc Léonetti
Tuning the mechanical properties of microcapsules through a cost-efficient route of fabrication is still a challenge. The traditional method of layer-by-layer assembly of microcapsules allows building a tailored composite multi-layer membrane but is technically complex as it requires numerous steps. The objective of this article is to characterize the interfacial rheological properties of self-assembling biopolymer microcapsules that were obtained in one single facile step. This thorough study provides new insights into the mechanics of these weakly cohesive membranes...
August 14, 2017: Soft Matter
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