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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121275/black-swans-challenging-the-relationship-of-anaesthetic-induced-unconsciousness-and-electroencephalographic-oscillations-in-the-frontal-cortex
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G A Mashour, M S Avidan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094402/black-swans-cognition-and-the-power-of-learning-from-failure
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Allison S Catalano, Kent Redford, Richard Margoluis, Andrew T Knight
Failure carries undeniable stigma and is difficult to confront for individuals, teams, and organizations. Disciplines such as commercial and military aviation, medicine, and business have long histories of grappling with it, beginning with the recognition that failure is inevitable in every human endeavor. While conservation may arguably be more complex, conservation professionals can draw upon the research and experience of these other disciplines to institutionalize activities and attitudes that foster learning from failures, whether they are minor setbacks or major disasters...
November 1, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075805/the-effect-of-insulin-on-bone-mineral-density-among-women-with-type-2-diabetes-a-swan-pharmacoepidemiology-study
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K Ruppert, J Cauley, Y Lian, J C Zgibor, C Derby, D H Solomon
This was a longitudinal study examining the effects of insulin use on bone mineral density loss. Insulin use was found to be associated with greater bone mineral density loss at the femoral neck among women with diabetes mellitus. INTRODUCTION: Women with diabetes mellitus (DM) have higher bone mineral density (BMD) and experience slower BMD loss but have an increased risk of fracture. The data regarding the effect of insulin treatment on BMD remains conflicted. We examined the impact of insulin initiation on BMD...
October 27, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073091/reply-to-youngflesh-and-lynch-migration-and-population-growth-rate-in-animal-black-swan-events
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Sean C Anderson, Trevor A Branch, Andrew B Cooper, Nicholas K Dulvy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953566/in-search-of-black-swans-identifying-students-at-risk-of-failing-licensing-examinations
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Cassandra Barber, Robert Hammond, Lorne Gula, Gary Tithecott, Saad Chahine
PURPOSE: To determine which admissions variables and curricular outcomes are predictive of being at risk of failing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1 (MCCQE1), how quickly student risk of failure can be predicted, and to what extent predictive modeling is possible and accurate in estimating future student risk. METHOD: Data from five graduating cohorts (2011-2015), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, were collected and analyzed using hierarchical generalized linear models (HGLMs)...
September 26, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947472/detection-of-oxa-58-producing-acinetobacter-seifertii-recovered-from-black-necked-swan-at-a-zoo-lake
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Ana Clara Narciso, Willames M B S Martins, Rodrigo Cayô, Adriana Pereira de Matos, Stéfanie Vanessa Santos, Patrícia Locosque Ramos, João Batista da Cruz, Ana Cristina Gales
Acinetobacter spp. are ubiquitous pathogens broadly encountered in the environmental with some species like A. baumannii, A. pittii and A. nosocomialis more frequently detected in the nosocomial settings (1).….
September 25, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901043/survey-design-for-precise-fire-management-conservation-targets
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Holly Sitters, Julian Di Stefano, Timothy Wills, Matthew Swan, Alan York
Common goals of ecological fire management are to sustain biodiversity and minimize extinction risk. A novel approach to achieving these goals determines the relative proportions of vegetation growth stages (equivalent to successional stages, which are categorical representations of time since fire) that maximize a biodiversity index. The method combines data describing species abundances in each growth stage with numerical optimization to define an optimal growth-stage structure which provides a conservation-based operational target for managers...
September 12, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815716/characterization-of-h5n6-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-viruses-isolated-from-wild-and-captive-birds-in-the-winter-season-of-2016-2017-in-northern-japan
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Takahiro Hiono, Masatoshi Okamatsu, Keita Matsuno, Atsushi Haga, Ritsuko Iwata, Lam Thanh Nguyen, Mizuho Suzuki, Yuto Kikutani, Hiroshi Kida, Manabu Onuma, Yoshihiro Sakoda
On November 15, 2016, a suspected case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a dead black swan was reported from a zoo in Akita prefecture, northern Japan, and an HPAI virus (HPAIV) belonging to the H5N6 subtype was isolated from specimens taken from the bird. After the initial report, 230 cases of HPAI caused by H5N6 viruses were reported from wild birds, captive birds, and domestic poultry farms throughout the country during the winter season. In the present study, we further characterized 66 H5N6 HPAIVs isolated from northern Japan...
August 16, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763398/cardiovascular-fat-in-women-at-midlife-effects-of-race-overall-adiposity-and-central-adiposity-the-swan-cardiovascular-fat-study
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Carrie Hanley, Karen A Matthews, Maria M Brooks, Imke Janssen, Matthew J Budoff, Akira Sekikawa, Suresh Mulukutla, Samar R El Khoudary
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular fat (CF) is associated with greater coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. Postmenopausal women have greater CF volumes than premenopausal women, and the association between specific CF depot volumes and CHD risk is more pronounced after menopause. Race, central adiposity, and visceral adiposity are important factors that could impact CF volumes. Whether racial differences in CF volumes and in their associations with central (visceral fat [VAT]) and general adiposity (body mass index [BMI]) exist in midlife women have not been addressed before...
July 31, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754112/pharmacokinetics-bioavailability-and-dose-assessment-of-cefquinome-against-escherichia-coli-in-black-swans-cygnus-atratus
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Dong-Hao Zhao, Xu-Feng Wang, Qiang Wang, Liu-Dong Li
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to investigate pharmacokinetics and dose regimens of cefquinome in black swans following intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) administration at a single dose of 2 mg/kg. The MICs of cefquinome against 49 Escherichia coli isolates from black swans were determined. Monte Carlo simulation was applied to conduct the dose regimen assessment and optimization of cefquinome against E. coli in black swans, and a pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) cutoff was established for E...
July 28, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747476/ancient-dna-and-morphometric-analysis-reveal-extinction-and-replacement-of-new-zealand-s-unique-black-swans
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Nicolas J Rawlence, Afroditi Kardamaki, Luke J Easton, Alan J D Tennyson, R Paul Scofield, Jonathan M Waters
Prehistoric human impacts on megafaunal populations have dramatically reshaped ecosystems worldwide. However, the effects of human exploitation on smaller species, such as anatids (ducks, geese, and swans) are less clear. In this study we apply ancient DNA and osteological approaches to reassess the history of Australasia's iconic black swans (Cygnus atratus) including the palaeo-behaviour of prehistoric populations. Our study shows that at the time of human colonization, New Zealand housed a genetically, morphologically, and potentially ecologically distinct swan lineage (C...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725285/free-will-black-swans-and-addiction
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Ted Fenton, Reinout W Wiers
The current dominant perspective on addiction as a brain disease has been challenged recently by Marc Lewis, who argued that the brain-changes related to addiction are similar to everyday changes of the brain. From this alternative perspective, addictions are bad habits that can be broken, provided that people are motivated to change. In that case, autonomous choice or "free will" can overcome bad influences from genes and or environments and brain-changes related to addiction. Even though we concur with Lewis that there are issues with the brain disease perspective, we also argue that pointing to black swans can be important, that is: there can be severe cases where addiction indeed tips over into the category of brain disease, but obviously that does not prove that every case of addiction falls into the disease category, that all swans are black...
2017: Neuroethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660469/childhood-socioeconomic-circumstances-and-depressive-symptom-burden-across-15%C3%A2-years-of-follow-up-during-midlife-study-of-women-s-health-across-the-nation-swan
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Joyce T Bromberger, Laura L Schott, Karen A Matthews, Howard M Kravitz, Siobán D Harlow, Jennifer Karas Montez
Childhood socioeconomic disadvantage may contribute to adult depression. Understanding pathways by which early socioeconomic adversity may shape adult depression is important for identifying areas for intervention. Studies to date have focused on one potential pathway, adult socioeconomic status (SES), and assessed depression at only one or a few time points. Our aims were to examine (a) the association between childhood SES (low vs. high) and depressive symptom burden in midlife and (b) whether adult socioeconomic, psychosocial, and physical health characteristics are important pathways...
August 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607230/preventing-torture-for-people-deprived-of-freedom-the-atlantic-hope-and-black-swan-prison-model
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Ernest N Ogbozor, Mara L Schoeny, Andrew Baer
International law and minimum standards provide certain protection for detainees and prisoners of war (POW) against torture and ill-treatment. Places of detention and parties to conflicts are often monitored to ensure that they adhere to the required standards through, for example, visits to individual detainees and the assessment of facilities. However, monitoring between the point of arrest and eventual remand in prisons is largely inadequate. This paper explains an emerging model to enhance protection of prisoners through readiness training for prospective humanitarian personnel...
2017: Torture: Quarterly Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500088/spotting-the-black-swan-why-emergency-medicine-is-ahead-of-the-curve
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EDITORIAL
Damian Roland
"Black Swans", originally described as an economic theory, are unexpected events whose potential to occur only becomes apparent after they have happened. The concept is very relevant to the practice of Emergency Medicine and this article explores how black swans impact on emergency care and how staff unconsciously aim to mitigate against them.
May 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424139/lethal-trauma-pulmonary-embolism-is-a-black-swan-event-in-patients-at-risk-for-deep-vein-thrombosis-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
C Michael Dunham, Gregory S Huang
We delineated the incidence of trauma patient pulmonary embolism (PE) and risk conditions by performing a systematic literature review of those at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The PE proportion was 1.4 per cent (95% confidence interval = 1.2-1.6) in at-risk patients. Of 10 conditions, PE was only associated with increased age (P < 0.01) or leg injury (P < 0.01; risk ratio = 1.6). As lower extremity DVT (LEDVT) proportions increased, mortality proportions (P = 0.02) and hospital stay (P = 0.0002) increased, but PE proportions did not (P = 0...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342175/black-swan-the-sacrifice-of-a-prima-ballerina-psychosexual-self-injuries-as-the-legacy-of-archaic-experiences-of-violence
#17
Beate West-Leuer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270622/black-swan-events-in-animal-populations
#18
Sean C Anderson, Trevor A Branch, Andrew B Cooper, Nicholas K Dulvy
Black swans are improbable events that nonetheless occur-often with profound consequences. Such events drive important transitions in social systems (e.g., banking collapses) and physical systems (e.g., earthquakes), and yet it remains unclear the extent to which ecological population numbers buffer or suffer from such extremes. Here, we estimate the prevalence and direction of black-swan events (heavy-tailed process noise) in 609 animal populations after accounting for population dynamics (productivity, density dependence, and typical stochasticity)...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164280/interdecadal-changes-in-the-community-population-and-individual-levels-of-the-fish-fauna-of-an-extensively-modified-estuary
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F J Valesini, A Cottingham, C S Hallett, K R Clarke
This study examined inter-period changes over two to three decades in the fish fauna of an urbanized estuary experiencing rapid population growth and a drying climate (Swan-Canning Estuary, Western Australia). Responses were compared at the fish community level (species composition; 1978-2009 in the shallows and 1993-2009 in deeper waters) and at the population and individual levels of an estuarine indicator species, black bream Acanthopagrus butcheri (biomass-abundance and per capita mass at age, respectively; 1993-2009)...
May 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094608/surveillance-for-avian-influenza-virus-in-wild-birds-in-poland-2008-15
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Edyta Świętoń, Krzysztof Wyrostek, Michał Jóźwiak, Monika Olszewska-Tomczyk, Katarzyna Domańska-Blicharz, Włodzimierz Meissner, Radosław Włodarczyk, Piotr Minias, Tomasz Janiszewski, Zenon Minta, Krzysztof Śmietanka
We tested wild birds in Poland during 2008-15 for avian influenza virus (AIV). We took 10,312 swabs and feces samples from 6,314 live birds representing 12 orders and 84 bird species, mostly from orders Anseriformes and Charadriiformes, for testing and characterization by various PCR methods. From PCR-positive samples, we attempted to isolate and subtype the virus. The RNA of AIV was detected in 1.8% (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.5-2.1%) of birds represented by 48 Mallards ( Anas platyrhynchos ), 11 Mute Swans ( Cygnus olor ), 48 Common Teals ( Anas crecca ), three Black-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), one Common Coot ( Fulica atra ), one Garganey (Spatula querquedula), and one unidentified bird species...
April 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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