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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445164/simple-and-scalable-preparation-of-master-mold-for-nanoimprint-lithography
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Yuri Yamada, Kota Ito, Atsushi Miura, Hideo Iizuka, Hiroaki Wakayama
Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) is one of the most prominent bottom-up techniques for duplicating nanostructures with a high throughput. However, fabrication of starting master mold commonly requires expensive equipment of top-down techniques, or additional steps to transfer the fabricated patterns from bottom-up methods. Here we demonstrate that a SiO2 nanostructure manufactured from a self-assembled block copolymer, polystyrene-b-polydimethylsiloxane (PS-b-PDMS), directly serves as a master mold for NIL without further modification...
May 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438364/cross-cultural-training-in-primary-mental-health-care-consultations-in-moldova-the-teach-perspective
#2
Jane Ege Møller, Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten
OBJECTIVE: This article reports experiences and challenges encountered in a cross-cultural training project in Moldova that was undertaken by tEACH, the teaching subcommittee of EACH: International Association for Communication in Healthcare, in cooperation with local and international stakeholders. As part of a major health policy reform, the aim was to equip a group of trainers with the skills to train Moldovan professionals in skills for primary mental health care, including communication skills...
April 13, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436284/exertional-heat-illness-among-secondary-school-athletes
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Jill Rodgers, Peggy Slota, Beth Zamboni
Exertional heat illness (EHI) is a leading cause of preventable death among student athletes. While causes and preventative measures for EHI are known, school districts may not be implementing evidence-based practices. This descriptive, exploratory study explored school policies, resources, and practices of coaches in a mid-Atlantic state in the prevention and identification of EHI; 397 responded. Ninety-three percent knew of EHI, but only 52% scheduled acclimatization. Coaches reporting a heat emergency plan (56%) were significantly more likely to follow other evidence-based recommendations: altering equipment ( p < ...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426739/artificial-neural-network-and-sarima-based-models-for-power-load-forecasting-in-turkish-electricity-market
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Ömer Özgür Bozkurt, Göksel Biricik, Ziya Cihan Tayşi
Load information plays an important role in deregulated electricity markets, since it is the primary factor to make critical decisions on production planning, day-to-day operations, unit commitment and economic dispatch. Being able to predict the load for a short term, which covers one hour to a few days, equips power generation facilities and traders with an advantage. With the deregulation of electricity markets, a variety of short term load forecasting models are developed. Deregulation in Turkish Electricity Market has started in 2001 and liberalization is still in progress with rules being effective in its predefined schedule...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426446/providing-anesthesia-in-resource-limited-settings
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Lena E Dohlman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The article reviews the reality of anesthetic resource constraints in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Understanding these limitations is important to volunteers from high-income countries who desire to teach or safely provide anesthesia services in these countries. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently published information on the state of anesthetic resources in LMICs is helping to guide humanitarian outreach efforts from high-income countries. The importance of using context-appropriate anesthesia standards and equipment is now emphasized...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409765/effects-of-patient-handling-and-individual-factors-on-the-prevalence-of-low-back-pain-among-nursing-personnel
#6
Seyed Ehsan Samaei, Maryam Mostafaee, Hasanali Jafarpoor, Majid Bagheri Hosseinabadi
BACKGROUND: Patient transfer is one of the main tasks of nursing personnel; it imposes compressive and shear forces on nurses' lower spine. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Low Back Pains (LBPs), risk factors in the incidence of such disorders, and patient transfer risk assessment among nursing personnel. METHODS: This study was carried out on 243 randomly selected nursing personnel who played a role in transferring the patients (58 wards)...
April 12, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405034/a-multicentre-survey-of-the-current-acute-post-operative-pain-management-practices-in-tertiary-care-teaching-hospitals-in-maharashtra
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Samina Khaliloddin Khatib, Syed Shamim Razvi, Sadhana Sudhir Kulkarni, Swapnil Parab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Undertreated pain can have negative consequences on patients' health as well as the health-care system. The present study was aimed at identifying the current trends in post-operative pain management and availability of acute pain services (APS). In addition, it is also an attempt to assess the availability of analgesia for non-surgical cases, and the attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions of clinicians regarding acute pain management in the tertiary hospitals in the state of Maharashtra (India)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401390/enzyme-based-solutions-for-textile-processing-and-dye-contaminant-biodegradation-a-review
#8
Shahzad Ali Shahid Chatha, Muhammad Asgher, Hafiz M N Iqbal
The textile industry, as recognized conformist and stake industry in the world's economy, is facing serious environmental challenges. In numerous industries, in practice, various chemical-based processes from initial sizing to final washing are fascinating harsh environment concerns. Some of these chemicals are corrosive to equipment and cause serious damage itself. Therefore, in the twenty-first century, chemical and allied industries quest a paradigm transition from traditional chemical-based concepts to a greener, sustainable, and environmentally friendlier catalytic alternative, both at the laboratory and industrial scales...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399653/modular-chemical-process-intensification-a-review
#9
Yong-Ha Kim, Lydia K Park, Sotira Yiacoumi, Costas Tsouris
Modular chemical process intensification can dramatically improve energy and process efficiencies of chemical processes through enhanced mass and heat transfer, application of external force fields, enhanced driving forces, and combinations of different unit operations, such as reaction and separation, in single-process equipment. These dramatic improvements lead to several benefits such as compactness or small footprint, energy and cost savings, enhanced safety, less waste production, and higher product quality...
April 7, 2017: Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399328/high-throughput-label-free-single-cell-microalgal-lipid-screening-by-machine-learning-equipped-optofluidic-time-stretch-quantitative-phase-microscopy
#10
Baoshan Guo, Cheng Lei, Hirofumi Kobayashi, Takuro Ito, Yaxiaer Yalikun, Yiyue Jiang, Yo Tanaka, Yasuyuki Ozeki, Keisuke Goda
The development of reliable, sustainable, and economical sources of alternative fuels to petroleum is required to tackle the global energy crisis. One such alternative is microalgal biofuel, which is expected to play a key role in reducing the detrimental effects of global warming as microalgae absorb atmospheric CO2 via photosynthesis. Unfortunately, conventional analytical methods only provide population-averaged lipid amounts and fail to characterize a diverse population of microalgal cells with single-cell resolution in a non-invasive and interference-free manner...
April 11, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398168/pre-game-perceived-wellness-highly-associates-with-match-running-performances-during-an-international-field-hockey-tournament
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Mohammed Ihsan, Frankie Tan, Sofyan Sahrom, Hui Cheng Choo, Michael Chia, Abdul Rashid Aziz
This study examined the associations between pre-game wellness and changes in match running performance normalised to either (i) playing time, (ii) post-match RPE or (iii) both playing time and post-match RPE, over the course of a field hockey tournament. Twelve male hockey players were equipped with global positioning system (GPS) units while competing in an international tournament (six matches over 9 days). The following GPS-derived variables, total distance (TD), low-intensity activity (LIA; <15 km/h), high-intensity running (HIR; >15 km/h), high-intensity accelerations (HIACC; >2 m/s(2)) and decelerations (HIDEC; >-2 m/s(2)) were acquired and normalised to either (i) playing time, (ii) post-match RPE or (iii) both playing time and post-match RPE...
June 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394939/the-socialization-effect-on-decision-making-in-the-prisoner-s-dilemma-game-an-eye-tracking-study
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Anastasia G Peshkovskaya, Tatiana S Babkina, Mikhail G Myagkov, Ivan A Kulikov, Ksenia V Ekshova, Kyle Harriff
We used a mobile eye-tracking system (in the form of glasses) to study the characteristics of visual perception in decision making in the Prisoner's Dilemma game. In each experiment, one of the 12 participants was equipped with eye-tracking glasses. The experiment was conducted in three stages: an anonymous Individual Game stage against a randomly chosen partner (one of the 12 other participants of the experiment); a Socialization stage, in which the participants were divided into two groups; and a Group Game stage, in which the participants played with partners in the groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393529/bioreducible-cross-linked-hyaluronic-acid-calcium-phosphate-hybrid-nanoparticles-for-specific-delivery-of-sirna-in-melanoma-tumor-therapy
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Zhanwei Zhou, Huipeng Li, Kaikai Wang, Qian Guo, Chenzi Li, Hulin Jiang, Yiqiao Hu, David Oupicky, Minjie Sun
This study introduces a novel cross-linking strategy capable of successfully stabilizing CaP nanoparticles and stimuli-responsive small interfering RNA (siRNA) release. We synthesized a polysaccharide derivative thiolated hyaluronic acid (HA-SH), which was slightly modified but multifunctional and developed a smart redox-responsive delivery system. siRNA was efficaciously condensed by calcium phosphate (CaP) via electrostatic interaction to form a positively charged inner "core". Disulfide cross-linked HA (HA-ss-HA) was formed and played a role as an anionic outer "shell" to stabilize the CaP core...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390544/obesity-heuristic-reasoning-and-the-organisation-of-communicative-embarrassment-in-diagnostic-radiography
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P K Miller, A L Woods, C Sloane, L Booth
This paper, the second of three arising from a broader qualitative study, explores difficulties emerging around radiographer-patient communication regarding obesity in hospital-based encounters, and the situated strategies found by experienced radiographers for handling such situations. Semi-structured interviews with eight clinicians working in plain radiography (mean experience = 21.56 years) were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), so as to highlight the practical, nuanced and real-world experiences of these individuals regarding obesity communication...
May 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389350/process-development-for-production-and-purification-of-the-schistosoma-mansoni-sm14-antigen
#15
Leonardo Damasceno, Gerd Ritter, Carl A Batt
The trematode Schistosoma mansoni Sm14 antigen was expressed in the yeast Pichia pastoris and secreted into the culture medium at yields of approximately 250 mg L(-1). Sm14 belongs to a family of fatty-acid binding proteins and appears to play an important role in uptake, transport, and compartmentalization of lipids in S. mansoni and it is a potential vaccine candidate in both humans and domesticated animals. The Sm14 gene was codon-optimized for expression in P. pastoris, and placed under transcription of the strong methanol inducible AOX1 promoter...
April 5, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384003/qualifications-and-competencies-for-population-health-management-positions-a-content-analysis-of-job-postings
#16
Melanie Meyer
The need for population health management expertise has increased as the health care industry shifts toward value-based care. However, many organizations report hiring gaps as they seek to fill positions. The purpose of this study was to analyze the types of population health management positions for which health care organizations are hiring, including qualifications and competencies required for these positions. A content analysis was conducted on 271 job postings collected during a 2-month period. A typology of qualifications and competencies was developed based on the content analysis...
April 6, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380265/how-do-i-participate-in-t-cell-immunotherapy
#17
Megan M Suhoski Davis, David H McKenna, Philip J Norris
T cells play a key role in the adaptive immune response, and the ability to manipulate T cells for therapeutic uses has advanced in the past decade. Infusion of expanded or engineered T cells can potentially be used to treat cancer, viral infections, graft-versus-host disease, and organ transplant rejection. The role that blood banks play in the manufacture and distribution of T-cell therapeutics is still being defined. Given the regulatory framework of blood banks, they are well positioned to collect raw material for manufacture of T-cell therapies and to distribute finished product to hospitals in support of clinical trials or eventually for licensed products...
May 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377848/childhood-predictors-of-adolescent-behaviour-the-prospective-association-of-familial-factors-with-meeting-physical-activity-guidelines
#18
Helen Elizabeth Brown, Kirsten Corder, Andrew J Atkin, Esther M F van Sluijs
Little is known about the longitudinal association of familial socio-demographic factors, behaviours, attitudes, or home environment with meeting physical activity guidelines. Our objective was to a) describe 4-year change in the prevalence of meeting guidelines, and characteristics of participants across categories of physical activity maintenance, and b) identify familial factors in childhood that are longitudinally associated with meeting guidelines in adolescence. Data on 17 parent- and child-reported family variables and objectively measured physical activity (ActiGraph GT1M) were available from 406 children (10...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377784/flowering-and-growth-responses-of-cultivated-lentil-and-wild-lens-germplasm-toward-the-differences-in-red-to-far-red-ratio-and-photosynthetically-active-radiation
#19
Hai Y Yuan, Shyamali Saha, Albert Vandenberg, Kirstin E Bett
Understanding environmental responses of pulse crop species and their wild relatives will play an important role in developing genetic strategies for crop improvement in response to changes in climate. This study examined how cultivated lentil and wild Lens germplasm responded to different light environments, specifically differences in red/far-red ratio (R/FR) and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR). Three genotypes of each the seven Lens species were grown in environmentally controlled growth chambers equipped to provide light treatments consisting of different R/FR ratios and PAR values...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373281/an-immunoaffinity-based-method-for-isolating-ultrapure-adult-astrocytes-based-on-atp1b2-targetting-by-the-acsa-2-antibody
#20
Mykhailo Y Batiuk, Filip de Vin, Sandra I Duqué, Chen Li, Takashi Saito, Takaomi Saido, Mark Fiers, T Grant Belgard, Matthew G Holt
Astrocytes are a major cell type in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). Astrocytes are now known to play a number of essential roles in processes including synapse formation and function, as well as blood brain barrier formation and control of cerebral blood flow. However, our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying astrocyte development and function is still rudimentary (1). This lack of knowledge is at least partly due to the lack of tools currently available for astrocyte biology. ACSA-2 is a commercially available antibody originally developed for the isolation of astrocytes from young postnatal mouse brain, using magnetic cell sorting methods, but its utility in isolating cells from adult tissue has not yet been published...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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