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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324673/a-framework-to-guide-the-assessment-of-human-machine-systems
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Kimberly Stowers, James Oglesby, Shirley Sonesh, Kevin Leyva, Chelsea Iwig, Eduardo Salas
OBJECTIVE: We have developed a framework for guiding measurement in human-machine systems. BACKGROUND: The assessment of safety and performance in human-machine systems often relies on direct measurement, such as tracking reaction time and accidents. However, safety and performance emerge from the combination of several variables. The assessment of precursors to safety and performance are thus an important part of predicting and improving outcomes in human-machine systems...
March 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323757/the-performance-of-human-papillomavirus-biomarkers-in-predicting-anal-high-grade-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions-in-gay-and-bisexual-men
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Fengyi Jin, Jennifer M Roberts, Andrew E Grulich, I Mary Poynten, Dorothy A Machalek, Alyssa Cornall, Samuel Phillips, Deborah Ekman, Ross L Mcdonald, Richard J Hillman, David J Templeton, Annabelle Farnsworth, Suzanne M Garland, Christopher K Fairley, Sepehr N Tabrizi
BACKGROUND: We evaluate the performance of human papillomavirus (HPV) biomarkers in prediction of anal histological high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) in gay and bisexual men (GBM) in Sydney, Australia. DESIGN: Baseline analysis of a three-year cohort study METHODS:: The Study of the Prevention of Anal Cancer (SPANC) is natural history study of anal HPV infection in GBM aged ≥35 years. All participants completed cytological and histological assessments...
March 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319832/comparative-life-cycle-cost-assessment-of-painted-and-hot-dip-galvanized-bridges
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B Rossi, S Marquart, G Rossi
The study addresses the life cycle cost assessment (LCCA) of steel bridges, focusing on the maintenance activities and the maintenance scenario. Firstly, the unit costs of maintenance activities and their durability (i.e. the time between two activities) are evaluated. Pragmatic data are provided for the environment category C4 and for three activities: Patch Up, Overcoating and Remove & Replace. A comparative LCCA for a typical hypothetic steel girder bridge is carried out, either painted or hot-dip galvanized (HDG), in the environmental class C4...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319693/what-do-dads-want-treatment-preferences-for-paternal-postpartum-depression
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Emily E Cameron, Dana Hunter, Ivan D Sedov, Lianne M Tomfohr-Madsen
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is prevalent, occurring in 8 to 13% of new fathers. Identifying effective and acceptable treatments for paternal PPD is important to prevent negative family outcomes. Participation in a patient preferred treatment for depression increases treatment adherence and effectiveness. Thus, developing and delivering interventions that are preferred by the target population is an important aspect of successful treatment. The current study investigated treatment preferences for paternal PPD...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318289/parental-social-coaching-promotes-adolescent-peer-acceptance-across-the-middle-school-transition
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Kim D Gregson, Kelly M Tu, Stephen A Erath, Gregory S Pettit
The present study investigated longitudinal associations between behavioral and cognitive dimensions of parental social coaching (i.e., advice about how to behave or think about peer challenges) and young adolescents' peer acceptance, and whether such associations are moderated by youths' social skills. Time 1 (T1) participants included 123 young adolescents (M age = 12.03 years; 50% boys; 58.5% European American). Parents gave open-ended reports about their social coaching to hypothetical peer stress scenarios, which were coded from low to high quality on behavioral and cognitive dimensions...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316255/a-bayesian-double-fusion-model-for-resting-state-brain-connectivity-using-joint-functional-and-structural-data
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Hakmook Kang, Hernando Ombao, Christopher Fonnesbeck, Zhaohua Ding, Victoria L Morgan
Current approaches separately analyze concurrently acquired diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. The primary limitation of these approaches is that they do not take advantage of the information from DTI that could potentially enhance estimation of resting state functional connectivity (FC) between brain regions. To overcome this limitation, we develop a Bayesian hierarchical spatio-temporal model that incorporates structural connectivity into estimating FC. In our proposed approach, structural connectivity (SC) based on DTI data is used to construct an informative prior for functional connectivity based on resting state fMRI data via the Cholesky decomposition...
March 19, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316055/a-comparison-of-accelerated-and-non-accelerated-mri-scans-for-brain-volume-and-boundary-shift-integral-measures-of-volume-change-evidence-from-the-adni-dataset
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Emily N Manning, Kelvin K Leung, Jennifer M Nicholas, Ian B Malone, M Jorge Cardoso, Jonathan M Schott, Nick C Fox, Josephine Barnes
The aim of this study was to assess whether the use of accelerated MRI scans in place of non-accelerated scans influenced brain volume and atrophy rate measures in controls and subjects with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. We used data from 861 subjects at baseline, 573 subjects at 6 months and 384 subjects at 12 months from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). We calculated whole-brain, ventricular and hippocampal atrophy rates using the k-means boundary shift integral (BSI)...
March 18, 2017: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315824/near-field-investigation-of-the-explosive-dispersal-of-radioactive-material-based-on-a-reconstructed-spherical-blast-wave-flow
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David Hummel, Lucian Ivan
A "dirty bomb" is a type of radiological dispersal device (RDD) that has been the subject of significant safety and security concerns given the disruption that would result from a postulated terrorist attack. Assessing the risks of radioactive dose in a hypothetical scenario requires models that can accurately predict dispersion in a realistic environment. Modelling a RDD is complicated by the fact that the most important phenomena occur over vastly disparate spatial and temporal length scales. Particulate dispersion in the air is generally considered on scales of hundreds to thousands of meters, and over periods of minutes and hours...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315769/the-regulation-of-lipid-metabolism-by-a-hypothetical-p-loop-ntpase-and-its-impact-on-fecundity-of-the-brown-planthopper
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Rui Pang, Jieqi Qiu, Tengchao Li, Pan Yang, Lei Yue, Yixin Pan, Wenqing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Insect fecundity can be regulated by multiple genes in several important signaling pathways which form an extremely complicated regulatory network. However, there are still many genes that have significant impact on insect fecundity but their action mode are still unknown. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), immunofluorescence and western blot were used to study the expression profile of Nl23867 in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens...
March 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315626/cross-cultural-comparisons-of-delay-discounting-of-gain-and-loss
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OBJECTIVES: People generally tend to discount future outcomes in favor of smaller but immediate gains (i.e., delay discounting). The present research examined cultural similarities and differences in delay discounting of gain and loss between Chinese and Japanese, based on a q-exponential model of intertemporal choice. METHOD: Using a hypothetical situation, we asked 65 Japanese participants and 51 Chinese participants to choose between receiving (or paying) a different amount of money immediately or with a specified delay (1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, and 25 years)...
November 19, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315590/adolescents-explicit-and-implicit-evaluations-of-hypothetical-and-actual-peers-with-different-bullying-participant-roles
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J Loes Pouwels, Tessa A M Lansu, Antonius H N Cillessen
This study examined how adolescents evaluate bullying at three levels of specificity: (a) the general concept of bullying, (b) hypothetical peers in different bullying participant roles, and (c) actual peers in different bullying participant roles. Participants were 163 predominantly ethnic majority adolescents in The Netherlands (58% girls; Mage=16.34years, SD=0.79). For the hypothetical peers, we examined adolescents' explicit evaluations as well as their implicit evaluations. Adolescents evaluated the general concept of bullying negatively...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315238/comprehensive-gas-phase-peptide-ion-structure-studies-using-ion-mobility-techniques-part-2-gas-phase-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-for-ion-population-estimation
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Mahdiar Khakinejad, Samaneh Ghassabi Kondalaji, Amirmahdi Tafreshian, Stephen J Valentine
Gas-phase hydrogen/deuterium exchange (HDX) using D2O reagent and collision cross-section (CCS) measurements are utilized to monitor the ion conformers of the model peptide acetyl-PAAAAKAAAAKAAAAKAAAAK. The measurements are carried out on a home-built ion mobility instrument coupled to a linear ion trap mass spectrometer containing electron transfer dissociation (ETD) capabilities. ETD is utilized to obtain per-residue deuterium uptake data for select ion conformers, and a new algorithm is presented for interpreting the HDX data...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314116/secretory-proteome-analysis-of-streptomycin-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates
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Divakar Sharma, Deepa Bisht
Tuberculosis still remains one of the most fatal infectious diseases. Streptomycin (SM) is the drug of choice, especially for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis or category II patients, because it targets the protein synthesis machinery by interacting with steps of translation. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the resistance, but our knowledge is inadequate. Secretome often plays an important role in pathogenesis and is considered an attractive reservoir for the development of novel diagnostic markers and targets...
March 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304002/influence-of-free-drug-samples-on-prescribing-by-physicians-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Samina Rafique, Waseem Sarwar, Asima Rashid, Fatima Sheerin
Free drug samples are distributed among doctors as a promotional tool. We investigated the effects of dispensing samples on prescriptions by the doctors and their opinion about samples through a cross-sectional survey. A questionnaire was distributed among the doctors in the Department of Medicine, Nishtar Hospital Multan. It contained drug choices for two hypothetical scenarios, options and reasons for using free samples and doctors' views about them. Response rate remained 83% (166/198). In scenario 1 (rheumatoid arthritis), 100 % and in scenario 2 (acid peptic disease), 13% of sample users dispensed against their preference while in both cases 78 % prescribed the same brand afterwards...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301488/species-free-species-distribution-models-describe-macroecological-properties-of-protected-area-networks
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Jason L Robinson, James A Fordyce
Among the greatest challenges facing the conservation of plants and animal species in protected areas are threats from a rapidly changing climate. An altered climate creates both challenges and opportunities for improving the management of protected areas in networks. Increasingly, quantitative tools like species distribution modeling are used to assess the performance of protected areas and predict potential responses to changing climates for groups of species, within a predictive framework. At larger geographic domains and scales, protected area network units have spatial geoclimatic properties that can be described in the gap analysis typically used to measure or aggregate the geographic distributions of species (stacked species distribution models, or S-SDM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301099/comparison-of-four-mri-protocols-for-detection-of-extrahepatic-colorectal-cancer-metastases
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Kim Sivesgaard, Maria Louise Jöhnk, Lars P Larsen, Michael Sørensen, Stine Kramer, Vibeke Berg Løgager, Flemming Hansen, Erik Morre Pedersen
PURPOSE: To compare three magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols containing diffusion-weighted imaging with background suppression (DWIBS) and one traditional protocol for detecting extrahepatic colorectal cancer metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with extrahepatic colorectal cancer metastases were scanned in three stations from the skull base to the upper thighs using a 1.5T MRI system with six different MRI sequences; transverse and coronal T2 -weighted (T2 W) turbo spin-echo (TSE), coronal short tau inversion recovery (STIR), 3D T1 W TSE, DWIBS, and a contrast-enhanced T1 W 3D gradient echo (GRE) sequence...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299428/the-avian-hippocampus-and-the-hypothetical-maps-used-by-navigating-migratory-birds-with-some-reflection-on-compasses-and-migratory-restlessness
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Verner P Bingman, Scott A MacDougall-Shackleton
The homology between the avian hippocampal formation (HF) and mammalian hippocampus nurtures the expectation that HF plays a fundamental role in navigation by migratory birds. Indeed, HF of migratory birds displays anatomical properties that differ from non-migratory species. Using a hypothetical framework of multiple maps of differing spatial resolution and range, homing pigeon data suggest that HF is important for navigating by landscape features near familiar breeding, over-wintering, and stop-over sites...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298551/high-hypothetical-interest-in-physician-assisted-death-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ruth Ann Marrie, Amber Salter, Tuula Tyry, Gary R Cutter, Stacey Cofield, Robert J Fox
OBJECTIVE: To assess the opinions of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) regarding physician-assisted death (PAD). METHODS: We surveyed participants in the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) Registry regarding PAD. For each of 5 hypothetical situations, respondents indicated whether they definitely would, probably would, probably would not, or definitely would not consider PAD. They also reported their sociodemographics, disability status using Patient-Determined Disease Steps, depression status, pain status, religiosity, and degree of social support...
March 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297132/vitamin-d-bones-and-muscle-myth-versus-reality
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Gustavo Duque, Robin M Daly, Kerrie Sanders, Douglas P Kiel
OBJECTIVES: Evidence regarding the efficacy and dosing of vitamin D on fall and fracture prevention, with or without calcium, is characterised by uncertainty. METHODS: A panel of experts was organised at the First Australasian Conference on Sarcopenia and Frailty in Melbourne, Australia, in November 2016 to provide an interpretation of the current evidence and to give their opinions regarding the supplementation of vitamin D in three hypothetical cases. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The authors conclude that (i) target serum 25(OH)D concentration should be 50 to 60 nmol/L year round, with a conservative upper limit <100 nmol/L; (ii) change in serum concentrations at any given dose is highly variable among individuals; (iii) dosing interval may need to be <2 months to have a continuous benefit; (iv) a loading dose can raise levels to target quickly, but there is no evidence yet that this has any positive effect on falls or fracture outcomes; and (v) a maintenance dose of 1000 IU/day, or given as an equivalent dose weekly or monthly, is sufficient for most individuals...
March 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295894/cost-effectiveness-analysis-appraisal-and-application-an-emergency-medicine-perspective
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Michael D April, Brian P Murray
Cost-effectiveness is an important goal for emergency care delivery. The many diagnostic, treatment, and disposition decisions made in the emergency department (ED) have a significant impact upon healthcare resource utilization. Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is an analytic tool to optimize these resource allocation decisions through the systematic comparison of costs and effects of alternative healthcare decisions. Yet few emergency medicine leaders and policy-makers have any formal training in CEA methodology...
March 10, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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