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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221997/topkube-a-rank-aware-data-cube-for-real-time-exploration-of-spatiotemporal-data
#1
Fabio Miranda, Lauro Lins, James Klosowski, Claudio Silva
From economics to sports to entertainment and social media, ranking objects according to some notion of importance is a fundamental tool we humans use all the time to better understand our world. With the ever-increasing amount of user-generated content found online, "what's trending" is now a commonplace phrase that tries to capture the zeitgeist of the world by ranking the most popular microblogging hashtags in a given region and time. However, before we can understand what these rankings tell us about the world, we need to be able to more easily create and explore them, given the significant scale of today's data...
February 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212105/compositional-model-based-sketch-generator-in-facial-entertainment
#2
Mingjin Zhang, Jie Li, Nannan Wang, Xinbo Gao
Face sketch synthesis (FSS) plays an important role in facial entertainment, which includes face sketch morphing among two styles, multiview FSS and face sketch expression manipulation. For facial entertainment, most existing FSS methods generate sketches with over-smoothing effects, i.e., fine details are suppressed more or less. In this paper, we propose a face sketch generator based on the compositional model to handle this issue. It decomposes a face into different components instead of patches as before, and each component has several candidate templates...
February 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209560/from-the-experience-of-interactivity-and-entertainment-to-lower-intention-to-smoke-a-randomized-controlled-trial-and-path-analysis-of-a-web-based-smoking-prevention-program-for-adolescents
#3
Georges Elias Khalil, Hua Wang, Karen Sue Calabro, Natasha Mitra, Ross Shegog, Alexander V Prokhorov
BACKGROUND: Web-based programs for smoking prevention are being increasingly used with some success among adolescents. However, little is known about the mechanisms that link the experience of such programs to intended nicotine or tobacco control outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Based on the experiential learning theory and extended elaboration likelihood model, this study aimed to evaluate the impact of a Web-based intervention, A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience (ASPIRE), on adolescents' intention to smoke, while considering the experience of interactivity and entertainment as predictors of reduced intention to smoke, under a transitional user experience model...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201928/movie-piracy-networks-at-alaba-international-market-lagos-nigeria
#4
Oludayo Tade, Okoro Paul Mmahi
This study examined the veiled chain of film piracy, a major crime in the Nigeria entertainment industry. Studies on film piracy in Nigeria have focused on its economic implications, both on the copyright owners and on the Nigerian economy. The organization of the activities of the film pirates has, however, been neglected. Narratives were extracted through in-depth interviews with pirates, "marketers," and "producers." Data indicated that pirates were insiders in the film marketing industry and included importers of foreign movies, registered and nonregistered retailers of Nigerian films, as well as marketers appointed by copyright owners to distribute their films...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199025/beyond-fields-networks-and-fame-lawrence-krader-as-an-outsider-intellectual
#5
Sabine Sander, Cyril Levitt, Neil McMaughlin
This paper investigates the intellectual biography of the American philosopher and anthropologist Lawrence Krader (1919-1998) as a contribution to the sociology of intellectuals and history of ideas. We trace Krader's career trajectory to his intellectual self-concept, his scholarly and political worldviews, and his financial independence. Krader entertained a self-concept of a lone pioneer that led him to reject the competition for attention as highlighted in the current literature, dominated as it is by an emphasis on field, habitus, the accumulation and reproduction of power, and symbolic capital...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191382/inadvertent-skipping-of-steroids-in-septic-shock-leads-to-a-diagnosis-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease
#6
Vinoth K Sethuraman, Kavitha Balasubramanian, Stalin Viswanathan, Rajeswari Aghoram
Adult onset Still's disease is uncommon in middle-aged and elderly individuals and can rarely present with shock; shock is usually associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation, multiorgan dysfunction syndrome or acute respiratory distress syndrome. We report a post-menopausal woman with arthritis, fever, pneumonitis and hypotension which was managed as septic shock. Steroids were inadvertently missed during the second day of hospitalization in the intensive care unit. Persistence of hypotension on inotropes, with normal renal, hepatic and neurological function and recurrence of fever when steroids were skipped, led to suspicion of an inflammatory disorder...
January 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190793/4d-ultrasound-imaging-ethically-justifiable-in-india
#7
Venkatraman Indiran
Four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound (real-time volume sonography), which has been used in the West since the last decade for the determination of gender as well as for bonding and entertainment of the parents, has become widely available in India in this decade. Here, I would like to discuss the ethical issues associated with 4D ultrasonography in India. These are self-referral, the use of the technology for non-medical indications, a higher possibility of the disclosure of the foetus' gender and safety concerns...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183689/game-based-rehabilitation-for-myoelectric-prosthesis-control
#8
Cosima Prahm, Ivan Vujaklija, Fares Kayali, Peter Purgathofer, Oskar C Aszmann
BACKGROUND: A high number of upper extremity myoelectric prosthesis users abandon their devices due to difficulties in prosthesis control and lack of motivation to train in absence of a physiotherapist. Virtual training systems, in the form of video games, provide patients with an entertaining and intuitive method for improved muscle coordination and improved overall control. Complementary to established rehabilitation protocols, it is highly beneficial for this virtual training process to start even before receiving the final prosthesis, and to be continued at home for as long as needed...
February 9, 2017: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182965/simultaneous-use-of-alcohol-with-methamphetamine-but-not-ecstasy-linked-with-aggression-among-young-adult-stimulant-users
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Ellen M Leslie, Andrew Smirnov, Adrian Cherney, Helene Wells, Margot Legosz, Robert Kemp, Jake M Najman
INTRODUCTION: Illicit stimulants are often combined with alcohol in nightlife entertainment districts, an environment where aggressive behaviour commonly occurs. While alcohol and methamphetamine use are each associated with aggressive behaviour, relatively little is known about the impact of the combined use of alcohol and amphetamine-type stimulants (i.e., ecstasy [MDMA] and methamphetamine) on aggression. METHOD: Analysis of longitudinal data from a population-based sample of Australian young adult amphetamine-type stimulant users (n=248) to examine: (a) prevalence and timing of simultaneous alcohol and amphetamine-type stimulant use and (b) predictors of ecstasy- and methamphetamine-related aggression and hostility...
February 2, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181859/consumer-perspectives-on-mhealth-for-weight-loss-a-review-of-qualitative-studies
#10
Lynnette N Lyzwinski, Liam J Caffery, Matthew Bambling, Sisira Edirippulige
Introduction With increasing development and use of mobile health (mHealth) interventions for weight loss in overweight and obese populations, it is timely to gain greater insight into consumer experience with these technologies. The aims of this review were to identify common themes across studies that included user preferences for mHealth intervention for weight loss. Methods The databases PubMed (Medline), CINAHL, Web of Science, and Embase were searched for relevant qualitative studies on mHealth for weight loss...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181451/from-a-religious-view-of-madness-to-religious-mania-the-encyclop%C3%A3-die-pinel-esquirol
#11
Philippe Huneman
This paper focuses on the shift from a concept of insanity understood in terms of religion to another (as entertained by early psychiatry, especially in France) according to which it is believed that forms of madness tinged by religion are difficult to cure. The traditional religious view of madness, as exemplified by Pascal (inter alia), is first illustrated by entries from the Encyclopédie. Then the shift towards a medical view of madness, inspired by Vitalistic physiology, is mapped by entries taken from the same publication...
February 1, 2017: History of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178751/a-study-on-the-factors-influencing-the-community-participation-of-older-adults-in-china-based-on-the-charls2011-data-set
#12
Wenyi Lin
Many communities provide older people with various opportunities to participate in the society. The 2010 Chinese census reveals that the majority of the older adults in China are still healthy, but research shows that older adults have relatively low levels of community participation. This study aims to determine the factors that affect the community participation of older adults in China using data collected from the 2011 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS). The CHARLS survey used a multistage sampling strategy to select respondents from 450 resident or village communities in China...
February 8, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178117/opinion-the-goose-and-the-gander-sexually-transmitted-infection-hiv-prevention-and-the-adult-entertainment-industry
#13
Cornelis A Rietmeijer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166439/how-movies-shape-students-attitudes-toward-individuals-with-schizophrenia-an-exploration-of-the-relationships-between-entertainment-experience-and-stigmatization
#14
Alexander Röhm, Matthias R Hastall, Ute Ritterfeld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165689/media-violence-effects-on-children-adolescents-and-young-adults
#15
Craig A Anderson
I killed my first Klingon in 1979. It took place in the computer center at Stanford University, where I was playing a new video game based on the Star Trek television series. I was an "early adopter" of the new technology of video games, and continued to be so for many years, first as a fan of this entertainment medium, and later as a researcher interested in the question of what environmental factors influence aggressive and violent behavior.
July 2016: Health Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160014/the-incidence-and-clinical-outcomes-of-peroneal-nerve-injuries-associated-with-posterolateral-corner-injuries-of-the-knee
#16
T J Ridley, Mark A McCarthy, Matthew J Bollier, Brian R Wolf, Annunziato Amendola
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to investigate the incidence of complete and partial peroneal nerve injuries in patients with posterolateral corner (PLC) knee injuries; additionally, to compare patient-reported outcomes among patients with and without peroneal nerve injury and to examine the factors that predict the recovery of nerve function. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients who underwent PLC reconstruction or repair from 2000 to 2012 with a minimum 6-month clinical follow-up...
February 3, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150962/passive-restraint-reduces-visually-induced-motion-sickness-in-older-adults
#17
Behrang Keshavarz, Alison C Novak, Lawrence J Hettinger, Thomas A Stoffregen, Jennifer L Campos
Virtual environments such as those used in video games and driving/flight simulators are used for entertainment and training, but are often associated with visually induced motion sickness (VIMS). In this study, we asked whether passive restraint of the head and torso could reduce VIMS in younger and older adults. Twenty-one younger (18-35 years) and 16 older (65 + years) healthy adults engaged in a simulated driving task using a console video game while seated. On different days, participants completed 2 conditions: (a) in the unrestrained condition, participants were seated in a chair without a backrest and were free to move and (b) in the restrained condition, participants' head and torso were passively restrained to the backrest and headrest of the seat using tense elastic strips...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147677/invited-article-concepts-and-tools-for-the-evaluation-of-measurement-uncertainty
#18
Antonio Possolo, Hari K Iyer
Measurements involve comparisons of measured values with reference values traceable to measurement standards and are made to support decision-making. While the conventional definition of measurement focuses on quantitative properties (including ordinal properties), we adopt a broader view and entertain the possibility of regarding qualitative properties also as legitimate targets for measurement. A measurement result comprises the following: (i) a value that has been assigned to a property based on information derived from an experiment or computation, possibly also including information derived from other sources, and (ii) a characterization of the margin of doubt that remains about the true value of the property after taking that information into account...
January 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145799/-it-takes-longer-but-when-it-hits-you-it-hits-you-videos-about-marijuana-edibles-on-youtube
#19
Melissa J Krauss, Shaina J Sowles, Haley E Stelzer-Monahan, Tatiana Bierut, Patricia A Cavazos-Rehg
BACKGROUND: Interest in marijuana edibles has increased as perceptions of harm from marijuana have decreased. Media and peer influences impact youth substance use, and YouTube is the most popular video-sharing website. No studies have examined the content and accessibility of YouTube videos related to marijuana edibles. OBJECTIVES: To describe the messages conveyed to viewers in YouTube videos about edibles and determine their accessibility to youth. METHODS: On June 12, 2015, we searched YouTube for videos about marijuana/cannabis/weed edibles...
February 1, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145498/unraveling-the-cytotoxicity-and-metabolic-pathways-of-binary-natural-deep-eutectic-solvent-systems
#20
Yves Paul Mbous, Maan Hayyan, Won Fen Wong, Chung Yeng Looi, Mohd Ali Hashim
In this study, the anticancer potential and cytotoxicity of natural deep eutectic solvents (NADESs) were assessed using HelaS3, PC3, A375, AGS, MCF-7, and WRL-68 hepatic cell lines. NADESs were prepared from choline chloride, fructose, or glucose and compared with an N,N-diethyl ethanolammonium chloride:triethylene glycol DES. The NADESs (98 ≤ EC50 ≥ 516 mM) were less toxic than the DES (34 ≤ EC50 ≥ 120 mM). The EC50 values of the NADESs were significantly higher than those of the aqueous solutions of their individual components but were similar to those of the aqueous solutions of combinations of their chief elements...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
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