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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793195/alcohol-and-drugs-use-among-drivers-injured-in-road-accidents-in-campania-italy-a-8-years-retrospective-analysis
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Anna Carfora, Carlo Pietro Campobasso, Paola Cassandro, Raffaella Petrella, Renata Borriello
A recent update of the Italian Road Traffic Law (RTL 41/2016), established severe penal sanctions when drivers, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or drugs (DUID), are involved in road accident that results in death or injuries. A study was carried out to assess the trends of consumption of alcohol, illicit drugs or pharmaceutical among injured drivers suspected for DUI or DUID from 2009 to 2016 in the region of Campania (Italy). Confirmation toxicological analyses were performed on 780 blood samples and 1017 urine samples collected from 1797 injured drivers...
May 9, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792389/therapist-assisted-vision-therapy-improves-outcome-for-stroke-patients-with-homonymous-hemianopia-alone-or-combined-with-oculomotor-dysfunction
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Peter Smaakjær, Signe Tornøe Tødten, Rune Skovgaard Rasmussen
OBJECTIVE: To improve visual performance and perception in stroke patients suffering from visual impairments by the use of therapist-assisted vision therapy. METHODS: This study was an interventional efficacy open-label investigation. The vision therapy was designed to enhance binocular vision, and saccadic ability, and vergence ranges maximally, and for patients with hemianopia also to improve peripheral awareness. The vision training consisted of one lesson a week for 12 weeks carried out by an optometrist and a vision therapist...
May 24, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791842/plant-endocytosis-requires-the-er-membrane-anchored-proteins-vap27-1-and-vap27-3
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Giovanni Stefano, Luciana Renna, Clarissa Wormsbaecher, Jessie Gamble, Krzysztof Zienkiewicz, Federica Brandizzi
Through yet-undefined mechanisms, the plant endoplasmic reticulum (ER) has a critical role in endocytosis. The plant ER establishes a close association with endosomes and contacts the plasma membrane (PM) at ER-PM contact sites (EPCSs) demarcated by the ER membrane-associated VAMP-associated-proteins (VAP). Here, we investigated two plant VAPs, VAP27-1 and VAP27-3, and found an interaction with clathrin and a requirement for the homeostasis of clathrin dynamics at endocytic membranes and endocytosis. We also demonstrated direct interaction of VAP27-proteins with phosphatidylinositol-phosphate lipids (PIPs) that populate endocytic membranes...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791462/using-within-day-hive-weight-changes-to-measure-environmental-effects-on-honey-bee-colonies
#4
William G Meikle, Niels Holst, Théotime Colin, Milagra Weiss, Mark J Carroll, Quinn S McFrederick, Andrew B Barron
Patterns in within-day hive weight data from two independent datasets in Arizona and California were modeled using piecewise regression, and analyzed with respect to honey bee colony behavior and landscape effects. The regression analysis yielded information on the start and finish of a colony's daily activity cycle, hive weight change at night, hive weight loss due to departing foragers and weight gain due to returning foragers. Assumptions about the meaning of the timing and size of the morning weight changes were tested in a third study by delaying the forager departure times from one to three hours using screen entrance gates...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789670/noise-estimation-model-development-using-high-resolution-transportation-and-land-use-regression
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Omer Harouvi, Eran Ben-Elia, Roni Factor, Kees de Hoogh, Itai Kloog
Noise pollution is a common phenomenon of the 21st century. Noise prediction models tend to estimate noise levels mainly from road traffic sources (such as cars, public transportation etc.). This paper describes the adoption of land use regression (LUR) modeling methodology to assess noise pollution in two periods of the day (rush hour and off-peak), in two major cities in Israel (Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva). For both rush hour and off-peak times, 20 min short term measurements were used to develop a LUR noise estimation model...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789588/renormalization-group-theory-for-percolation-in-time-varying-networks
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Jens Karschau, Marco Zimmerling, Benjamin M Friedrich
Motivated by multi-hop communication in unreliable wireless networks, we present a percolation theory for time-varying networks. We develop a renormalization group theory for a prototypical network on a regular grid, where individual links switch stochastically between active and inactive states. The question whether a given source node can communicate with a destination node along paths of active links is equivalent to a percolation problem. Our theory maps the temporal existence of multi-hop paths on an effective two-state Markov process...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789295/integration-of-protein-phosphorylation-acetylation-and-methylation-data-sets-to-outline-lung-cancer-signaling-networks
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Mark Grimes, Benjamin Hall, Lauren Foltz, Tyler Levy, Klarisa Rikova, Jeremiah Gaiser, William Cook, Ekaterina Smirnova, Travis Wheeler, Neil R Clark, Alexander Lachmann, Bin Zhang, Peter Hornbeck, Avi Ma'ayan, Michael Comb
Protein posttranslational modifications (PTMs) have typically been studied independently, yet many proteins are modified by more than one PTM type, and cell signaling pathways somehow integrate this information. We coupled immunoprecipitation using PTM-specific antibodies with tandem mass tag (TMT) mass spectrometry to simultaneously examine phosphorylation, methylation, and acetylation in 45 lung cancer cell lines compared to normal lung tissue and to cell lines treated with anticancer drugs. This simultaneous, large-scale, integrative analysis of these PTMs using a cluster-filtered network (CFN) approach revealed that cell signaling pathways were outlined by clustering patterns in PTMs...
May 22, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788913/prevalence-and-outcome-of-injury-in-patients-visiting-the-emergency-department-of-yirgalem-general-hospital-southern-ethiopia
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Abel Negussie, Andarge Getie, Elias Manaye, Tamrat Tekle
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injuries continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world. Despite the high burden of injury in Ethiopia, the occurrence and health impact have not received due attention. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and outcome of injury among patients visiting the Emergency Department (ED) of Yirgalem General Hospital, southern Ethiopia. METHODS: A facility-based prospective cross sectional study was conducted from March, 27 - April, 30/2017...
May 22, 2018: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788337/improving-the-timeliness-and-accuracy-of-injury-severity-data-in-road-traffic-accidents-in-an-emerging-economy-setting
#9
Carlos Lam, Chang-I Chen, Chia-Chang Chuang, Chia-Chieh Wu, Shih-Hsiang Yu, Kai-Kuo Chang, Wen-Ta Chiu
Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are among the leading causes of injury and fatality worldwide. RTI casualties are continually increasing in Taiwan; however, because of a lack of an advanced method for classifying RTI severity data, as well as the fragmentation of data sources, road traffic safety and health agencies encounter difficulties in analyzing RTIs and their burden on the healthcare system and national resources. These difficulties lead to blind spots during policy-making for RTI prevention and control...
May 18, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787898/long-term-effects-of-air-pollution-on-ankle-brachial-index
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Siqi Zhang, Kathrin Wolf, Susanne Breitner, Florian Kronenberg, Massimo Stafoggia, Annette Peters, Alexandra Schneider
BACKGROUND: Ankle-brachial index (ABI) has been linked to the risk of cardiovascular events. However, the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and abnormal ABI has not been fully investigated. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 4544 participants from the KORA Study (2004-2008) in the region of Augsburg, Germany. Participants' residential annual mean concentrations of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ) were predicted with land-use regression models, and the traffic information was collected from geographic information systems...
May 19, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787553/logistics-of-air-medical-transport-when-and-where-does-helicopter-transport-reduce-prehospital-time-for-trauma
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Xilin Chen, Mark L Gestring, Matthew R Rosengart, Andrew B Peitzman, Timothy R Billiar, Jason L Sperry, Joshua B Brown
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a time sensitive disease. Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) have shown benefit over ground EMS (GEMS), which may be related to reduced prehospital time. The distance at which this time benefit emerges depends on many factors that can vary across regions. Our objective was to determine the threshold distance at which HEMS has shorter prehospital time than GEMS under different conditions. METHODS: Patients in the PA trauma registry 2000-2013 were included...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786816/examination-of-morbidity-and-mortality-of-cases-according-to-intra-vehicle-position-and-accident-mechanism
#12
Orhan Meral, Ekin Özgür Aktaş, Murat Ersel
BACKGROUND: Traffic accidents are still an important public health issue in our country and intra-vehicle accidents cause substantial morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of seating position on morbidity and mortality in traffic accidents. METHODS: Patients who were admitted to the Emergency Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University between May 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014 due to injuries in motor vehicles and who signed informed consent were included...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785974/railway-noise-annoyance-on-the-railway-track-in-northwest-slovakia
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Alzbeta Pultznerova, Panulinova Eva, Daniela Kucharova, Lubica Argalasova
Introduction: This paper describes an assessment of noise caused by railway traffic in a large high-loaded railway track in Northwest Slovakia. Materials and Methods: The measurements of noise levels generated by trains passing through residential neighborhoods were taken. Noise maps were also calculated showing noise pollution generated by the train traffic. In addition, the annoyance level and sleep disturbance of residents affected by railway noise were evaluated by a validated questionnaire on a pilot sample of 107 respondents living near the important railway track...
May 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785971/community-noise-exposure-and-annoyance-activity-interference-and-academic-achievement-among-university-students
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Rattapon Onchang, Darryl W Hawker
Background: Noise annoyance and effects on academic performance have been investigated for primary and secondary school students but comparatively little work has been conducted with university students who generally spend more time in dormitories or accommodation for their self-study. Objective: To determine, using a socio-acoustic approach involving face-to-face interviews and actual noise measurements, the effect of various community noise sources on student activities in accommodation both inside and outside a university precinct and also relationships with cumulative grade point average (GPA)...
May 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784876/chca-1-is-a-copper-regulated-ctr1-homolog-required-for-normal-development-copper-accumulation-and-copper-sensing-behavior-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Sai Yuan, Anuj Kumar Sharma, Alexandria Richart, Jaekwon Lee, Byung-Eun Kim
Copper (Cu) plays key roles in catalytic and regulatory biochemical reactions essential for normal growth, development, and health. Dietary Cu deficiencies or mutations in Cu homeostasis genes can lead to abnormal musculoskeletal development, cognitive disorders, and poor growth. In yeast and mammals, Cu is acquired through the activities of the Ctr1 family of high-affinity Cu transporters. However, the mechanisms of systemic responses to dietary or tissue-specific Cu deficiency remain unclear. Here, taking advantage of the animal model Caenorhabditis elegans for studying whole-body Cu homeostasis, we investigated the role of a C...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783791/controller%C3%A2-pilot-data-link-communication-security
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Andrei Gurtov, Tatiana Polishchuk, Max Wernberg
The increased utilization of the new types of cockpit communications, including controller⁻pilot data link communications (CPDLC), puts the airplane at higher risk of hacking or interference than ever before. We review the technological characteristics and properties of the CPDLC and construct the corresponding threat model. Based on the limitations imposed by the system parameters, we propose several solutions for the improved security of the data messaging communication used in air traffic management (ATM)...
May 20, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783277/how-safe-is-safe-enough-for-self-driving-vehicles
#17
Peng Liu, Run Yang, Zhigang Xu
Self-driving vehicles (SDVs) promise to considerably reduce traffic crashes. One pressing concern facing the public, automakers, and governments is "How safe is safe enough for SDVs?" To answer this question, a new expressed-preference approach was proposed for the first time to determine the socially acceptable risk of SDVs. In our between-subject survey (N = 499), we determined the respondents' risk-acceptance rate of scenarios with varying traffic-risk frequencies to examine the logarithmic relationships between the traffic-risk frequency and risk-acceptance rate...
May 21, 2018: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783115/long-term-trends-in-no-2-columns-related-to-economic-developments-and-air-quality-policies-from-1997-to-2016-in-china
#18
Xiuying Zhang, Wuting Zhang, Xuehe Lu, Xuejun Liu, Dongmei Chen, Lei Liu, Xianjin Huang
This study detected the long-term trends in NO2 concentrations in China from 1997 to 2016 based on the NO2 columns from GOME, SCIAMACHY, and GOME-2A. Both differences in the time-overlapped NO2 columns from GOME vs. SCIAMACHAY and SCIAMACHAY vs. GOME-2A showed seasonal variations, and the annual NO2 columns from GOME were 0.9% higher than those from SCIAMACHY, which exceeded that from GOME-2A by 14%. The long-term trends of the NO2 columns on a provincial scale could be simulated by cubic models (0.60 < R2  < 0...
May 18, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783109/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-alginic-acid-from-sargassum-horneri-against-urban-aerosol-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-keratinocytes-and-macrophages
#19
I P Shanura Fernando, Thilina U Jayawardena, K K Asanka Sanjeewa, Lei Wang, You-Jin Jeon, Won Woo Lee
The airborne particulate pollutants originating in the deserts of Mongolia and China which becomes contaminated with industrial effluents and traffic emissions while moving with the wind currents towards East Asia has recently become a serious environmental and health issue in the region. They cause asthma, collateral lung tissue damage, oxidative stress, allergic reactions, and inflammation. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the protective effects of alginate extracted from the invasive alga Sargassum horneri (SHA) against fine dust collected from Beijing, China (Chinese fine dust; CFD)...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783085/indoor-black-carbon-and-biomarkers-of-systemic-inflammation-and-endothelial-activation-in-copd-patients
#20
Eric Garshick, Stephanie T Grady, Jaime E Hart, Brent A Coull, Joel D Schwartz, Francine Laden, Marilyn L Moy, Petros Koutrakis
RATIONALE: Evidence linking traffic-related particle exposure to systemic effects in chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) patients is limited. OBJECTIVES: Assess relationships between indoor black carbon (BC), a tracer of traffic-related particles, and plasma biomarkers of systemic inflammation and endothelial activation. METHODS: BC was measured by reflectance in fine particle samples over a mean of 7.6 days in homes of 85 COPD patients up to 4 times seasonally over a year...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Research
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