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  1. Detección y estudio mediante Fluorescencia Inducida por Láser de radicales libres formados por Disociación Multifotónica Infrarroja

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Santos, M.; Díaz, L.; Torresano, J. A.; Rubio, L.; Samoudi, B.

    Una de las principales aplicaciones actuales de los procesos de disociación multifotónica inducidos por radiación láser infrarroja (DMI) es la producción de radiales libres, con el fin de estudiar sus propiedades cinéticas y espectroscópicas. La disociación de moléculas poliatómicas en el IR con láseres de CO2 tiene lugar desde la superficie de energía molecular mas baja y conduce generalmente a la formación de fragmentos en el estado electrónico fundamental, con diversos grados de excitación vibracional. En el Grupo de Procesos Multifotónicos del Instituto de Estructura de la Materia del C.S.I.C. hemos puesto a punto la técnica de Fluorescencia Inducida por Láser (LIF) para la detección y análisis en tiempo real de los fragmentos producidos en la DMI inducida mediante uno o dos campos láseres de diferentes longitudes de onda. Objetivos de nuestro trabajo han sido el estudio de los canales de disociación mayoritarios y de las especies transitoria producidas, así como de la distribución de energía interna con que éstas son generadas. En particular hemos detectado mediante LIF las especies: C2, CF, CH, SiH2, CF2, CH2, SiHCl, y CF3 a partir de la disociación de, entre otras, las siguientes moléculas: C2H3Br, C3F6, C4H8Si, C2H5ClSi y CH5ClSi. En este trabajo presentamos algunos de los resultados obtenidos mediante el estudio por LIF de estos radicales: estudio temporal de la señal LIF obtenida con determinación de tiempos de vida, espectros de excitación y fluorescencia, temperaturas vibracionales de formación, variación de la intensidad LIF con el tiempo de retraso entre los láseres de disociación y prueba, etc.

  2. The "Session Libre".

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    Roberts, J. T.

    At the Institut Universitaire de Technologie in Nancy, France, most English language teaching has been organized on a mixed extensive/intensive pattern. As a result of certain negative effects of the established "session intensive," another methodology was tried, called "session libre." This session involved several techniques:…

  3. Libre Software in Spanish Public Administrations

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    Ortega, Felipe; Lafuente, Isabel; Gato, Jose; González-Barahona, Jesús M.

    Libre software started to be used in Public Administrations in Spain during the 1990s, in some isolated but interesting experiences.During the early 2000s, and specially in some regional governments, libre software started to be considered as an integral part of ITrelated policies. In 2007, it was evident that many experiences related to libre software were running in Public Administrations with different levels of success. However, no study had looked into the details of these experiences, and no comprehensive analysis had been performed to better understand the different factors that affect them.

  4. Comment on "Radicalicity: A scale to compare reactivities of radicals" (Chem. Phys. Lett. 618 (2015) 99-101)*

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    Poutsma, Marvin L.

    2016-04-21

    The recently proposed term radicalicity was described as a measure of the reactivity of a free radical Q*, i.e., a kinetic quantity. Here it is shown that in fact it is simply a frame-shifted version of the well-known bond dissociation energy, a thermodynamic quantity. Hence its use is discouraged.

  5. LIBRE Model: Engagement Styles in Counseling

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    Guerra, Norma S.

    2007-01-01

    Engagement is essential for the processing of information. It is presented here as 2 points along a continuum: initial attention (primary self-presentation) and sustained attention (continued self-regulation). The LIBRE (Listen, Identify, Brainstorm, Reality Test, Encourage) Stick Figure Tool (N. S. Guerra, 2003) provides a graphic organizer for…

  6. LIBRE Model: Engagement Styles in Counseling

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    Guerra, Norma S.

    2007-01-01

    Engagement is essential for the processing of information. It is presented here as 2 points along a continuum: initial attention (primary self-presentation) and sustained attention (continued self-regulation). The LIBRE (Listen, Identify, Brainstorm, Reality Test, Encourage) Stick Figure Tool (N. S. Guerra, 2003) provides a graphic organizer for…

  7. Reform in Spanish Education: The Institucion Libre de Ensenanza.

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    Valis, Noel M.

    This document examines the development and influence of the Free Institute of Education (Institucion Libre de Ensenanza) and of its founder, Don Francisco Giner de los Rios, in late nineteenth century Spain. Founded in 1876 against a background of repression and reimposition of state-controlled education during the Bourbon Restoration the…

  8. Reform in Spanish Education: The Institucion Libre de Ensenanza.

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    Valis, Noel M.

    This document examines the development and influence of the Free Institute of Education (Institucion Libre de Ensenanza) and of its founder, Don Francisco Giner de los Rios, in late nineteenth century Spain. Founded in 1876 against a background of repression and reimposition of state-controlled education during the Bourbon Restoration the…

  9. Hydrodynamic turbulence and diffusion-controlled reactions. Simulation of the effect of stirring on the oscillating Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction with the radicalator model

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    Noszticzius, Z.; Wittmann, M. ); Bodnar, Z.; Garamszegi, L. Univ. of Texas, Austin )

    1991-08-22

    Different stirring effects of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction observed by previous authors and also reported here can be explained and modeled semiquantitatively by a diffusion-controlled radical-radical reaction step of the Radicalator. It is shown that hydrodynamic turbulence can accelerate the rate of a diffusion-controlled reaction considerably provided that both reactants of the diffusion-controlled step in the mechanism of other (non-BZ) reactions as well. Finally, it is found that uniform ultrasonic stirring can substitute for the less uniform mechanical stirring in the BZ reaction.

  10. Magnetic stratigraphy of Peralkaline Volcanism in Sierra Libre, Sonora, Mexico

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    Olguin-Villa, A. E.; Stock, J. M.; Vidal-Solano, J. R.

    2011-12-01

    Middle Miocene (~12 Ma) magmatism in NW Mexico was dominated by the appearance of anorogenic liquids associated with the Proto-Gulf of California. These correspond to a few occurrences of mafic volcanic rocks with transitional signatures (geochemically) and to a larger silicic volcanic event of peralkaline affinity. The silicic event is primarily composed of a large ignimbritic deposit widely recognized in Baja California as the Tuff of San Felipe (TSF), and in Sonora as the Hermosillo Ignimbrite. These are correlated by a number of characteristics including a unique low-inclination, reversed magnetization, probably associated with a field transition or a geomagnetic excursion within a reversed polarity subchron at 11.531-11.935 Ma (base of C5r.3r; Cande and Kent, 1995). Thick sections of deposits of this peralkaline volcanism crop out at Sierra Libre, geographically located ~45 km south of Hermosillo, Sonora. In this locality, a ~180m thick stack of middle Miocene volcanic units (both pyroclastic and lavas) were sampled for paleomagnetic studies focusing on the magnetic stratigraphy of a set of 9 units (7 to 12 cores per unit) from El Galindro Canyon, which represents the thickest volcanic pile genetically related to Tuff of San Felipe and Hermosillo ignimbrite. Previous studies indicated that the anomalous magnetization from TSF could be either an excursion or a reversal transition - its age is unconstrained except by direct radiological isotopes and relative stratigraphy. But most excursions recorded in high-deposition rate lakebeds, and less often in volcanic piles, trace simple "there-and-back" paths away from and returning to the ordinary geomagnetic secular variation locus for an age. By contrast, the Sierra Libre magnetizations wander erratically in declination and inclination, without following a simple sequential ''Path''. Polarity reversal transitions recorded in high-deposition rate lakebeds do behave that way. We therefore interpret TSF (and remarkably

  11. Crawling The Web for Libre: Selecting, Integrating, Extending and Releasing Open Source Software

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    Truslove, I.; Duerr, R. E.; Wilcox, H.; Savoie, M.; Lopez, L.; Brandt, M.

    2012-12-01

    Libre is a project developed by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Libre is devoted to liberating science data from its traditional constraints of publication, location, and findability. Libre embraces and builds on the notion of making knowledge freely available, and both Creative Commons licensed content and Open Source Software are crucial building blocks for, as well as required deliverable outcomes of the project. One important aspect of the Libre project is to discover cryospheric data published on the internet without prior knowledge of the location or even existence of that data. Inspired by well-known search engines and their underlying web crawling technologies, Libre has explored tools and technologies required to build a search engine tailored to allow users to easily discover geospatial data related to the polar regions. After careful consideration, the Libre team decided to base its web crawling work on the Apache Nutch project (http://nutch.apache.org). Nutch is "an open source web-search software project" written in Java, with good documentation, a significant user base, and an active development community. Nutch was installed and configured to search for the types of data of interest, and the team created plugins to customize the default Nutch behavior to better find and categorize these data feeds. This presentation recounts the Libre team's experiences selecting, using, and extending Nutch, and working with the Nutch user and developer community. We will outline the technical and organizational challenges faced in order to release the project's software as Open Source, and detail the steps actually taken. We distill these experiences into a set of heuristics and recommendations for using, contributing to, and releasing Open Source Software.

  12. Ostwald-Meyers Metastable Region in LiBr Crystallization-Comparison of Measurements with Predictions.

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    Duvall, Kristin N.; Dirksen, James A.; Ring, Terry A.

    2001-07-15

    Experiments have been performed to measure the Ostwald-Meyers metastable region during crystallization from concentrated LiBr solutions. Solution thermodynamics shows that several hydrated LiBr salts and ice can crystallize depending upon the concentration of LiBr in aqueous solution. The available solubility data were interpreted to give solubility products of several hydrated LiBr salts using the formulation of Helgeson, which accounts for the activity of water. The crystallization temperature was measured by monitoring to +/-0.01 degrees C the temperature of solutions inside test tubes placed in a cooling bath programmed at a cooling rate of 20 degrees C/h. A release of the heat of crystallization identifies the temperature of crystallization. The equilibrium solubility was verified by crystallization with seed crystals present. The crystallization temperature without seeds present was 10 to 20 degrees C less than the equilibrium solubility temperature corresponding to the Ostwald-Meyers metastable region. This crystallization temperature measured at 20 degrees C/h was shown to correspond to nucleation on the surface of the test tube with an interface energy of 40+/-1.2 erg/cm(2). Homogeneous nucleation from solution data shows the crystallization temperature to be from 40 to 50 degrees C below the equilibrium solubility curve and to be accurately predicted by homogeneous nucleation with an interface energy of 26 erg/cm(2), the literature value of the ice/water interface. Since the hydrated LiBr salts have surfaces that expose structured water molecules to the solution, this value is believed to be an appropriate value of the interface energy of the hydrated LiBr crystals. Crystallization temperature measurements were performed at different cooling rates, showing that slower cooling rates gave a narrower Ostwald-Myers metastable zone as is expected. Induction time measurements showed that the time to spontaneous crystallization increases as the supersaturation

  13. Commande optimale à flux libre des machines asynchrones

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    Biedinger, J. M.; Poullain, S.; Yvon, J. P.

    1992-01-01

    The subject of this paper is the optimal control with unconstrained flux of an induction motor being considered as a distributed parameter system described by a nonlinear diffusion equation. This approach allows to describe the electrodynamic state of the motor by taking into account, in a natural way, the influence of saturation and eddy-currents, as well as the nonlinearities due to the variable flux operation. Equations are approximated via a finite element formulation which leads to a finite dimensional dynamical system to which the techniques of optimal control may be applied. The generality of the methodology allows to treat various criteria. The objective aimed in this paper is to force the motor torque to follow a given input, especially under initially demagnetized conditions and with, naturally, constraints on the currents. For this purpose the criterion will be chosen as a norm of the difference between the electromagnetic torque and a given reference torque. Numerical simulations are presented for the case of a squirrel-cage rotor and for a solid iron rotor. Results are compared with those deduced from strategies based on lumped-parameter models. Torque responses obtained with field-oriented control method adapted to the case of flux-variable operation are also presented. Finally a modification of the criterion is proposed for identifying the command which allows to obtain the larger torque during transient states. Dans cet article on traite le problème du contrôle optimal à flux libre d'un moteur asynchrone considéré comme un système à paramètres répartis gouverné par une équation de diffusion non linéaire. Cette approche permet de décrire l'état électrodynamique de la machine en prenant naturellement en compte les effets de la saturation et des courants induits, ainsi que les non-linéarités liées au fonctionnement à flux variable. La formulation éléments finis est utilisée pour traduire le problème continu sous la forme d

  14. Expanding Human Capabilities through the Adoption and Utilization of Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

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    Simpson, James Daniel

    2014-01-01

    Free, libre, and open source software (FLOSS) is software that is collaboratively developed. FLOSS provides end-users with the source code and the freedom to adapt or modify a piece of software to fit their needs (Deek & McHugh, 2008; Stallman, 2010). FLOSS has a 30 year history that dates to the open hacker community at the Massachusetts…

  15. Expanding Human Capabilities through the Adoption and Utilization of Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

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    Simpson, James Daniel

    2014-01-01

    Free, libre, and open source software (FLOSS) is software that is collaboratively developed. FLOSS provides end-users with the source code and the freedom to adapt or modify a piece of software to fit their needs (Deek & McHugh, 2008; Stallman, 2010). FLOSS has a 30 year history that dates to the open hacker community at the Massachusetts…

  16. Absorption characteristics of lithium bromide (LiBr) solution constrained by superhydrophobic nanofibrous structures

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    Isfahani, RN; Moghaddam, S

    2013-08-01

    An experimental study on absorption characteristics of water vapor into a thin lithium bromide (LiBr) solution flow is presented. The LiBr solution flow is constrained between a superhydrophobic vapor permeable wall and a solid surface that removes the heat of absorption. As opposed to conventional falling film absorbers, in this configuration, the solution film thickness and velocity can be controlled independently to enhance the absorption rate. The effects of water vapor pressure, cooling surface temperature, solution film thickness, and solution flow velocity on the absorption rate are studied. An absorption rate of approximately 0.006 kg/m(2) s was measured at a LiBr solution channel thickness and flow velocity of 100 mu m and 5 mm/s, respectively. The absorption rate increased linearly with the water vapor driving potential at the test conditions of this study. It was demonstrated that decreasing the solution film thickness and increasing the solution velocity enhance the absorption rate. The high absorption rate and the inherently compact form of the proposed,absorber facilitate development of compact small-scale waste heat or solar-thermal driven cooling systems. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  17. 2012 International Conference on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Thermal Economic Analysis on LiBr Refrigeration -Heat Pump System Applied in CCHP System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, CuiZhen; Yang, Mo; Lu, Mei; Zhu, Jiaxian; Xu, Wendong

    LiBr refrigeration cooling water contains a lot of low-temperature heat source, can use this part of the heat source heat boiler feed water. This paper introduced LiBr refrigeration - heat pump system which recovery heat of the LiBr refrigeration cooling water by heat pump system to heat the feed water of boiler. Hot economic analysis on the system has been performed based on the experimental data. Results show that LiBr refrigeration-heat pump system brings 26.6 percent decrease in primary energy rate consumption comparing with the combined heat and power production system(CHP) and separate generation of cold;

  18. Development of the life impact burn recovery evaluation (LIBRE) profile: assessing burn survivors' social participation.

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    Kazis, Lewis E; Marino, Molly; Ni, Pengsheng; Soley Bori, Marina; Amaya, Flor; Dore, Emily; Ryan, Colleen M; Schneider, Jeff C; Shie, Vivian; Acton, Amy; Jette, Alan M

    2017-05-10

    Measuring the impact burn injuries have on social participation is integral to understanding and improving survivors' quality of life, yet there are no existing instruments that comprehensively measure the social participation of burn survivors. This project aimed to develop the Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile (LIBRE), a patient-reported multidimensional assessment for understanding the social participation after burn injuries. 192 questions representing multiple social participation areas were administered to a convenience sample of 601 burn survivors. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were used to identify the underlying structure of the data. Using item response theory methods, a Graded Response Model was applied for each identified sub-domain. The resultant multidimensional LIBRE Profile can be administered via Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) or fixed short forms. The study sample included 54.7% women with a mean age of 44.6 (SD 15.9) years. The average time since burn injury was 15.4 years (0-74 years) and the average total body surface area burned was 40% (1-97%). The CFA indicated acceptable fit statistics (CFI range 0.913-0.977, TLI range 0.904-0.974, RMSEA range 0.06-0.096). The six unidimensional scales were named: relationships with family and friends, social interactions, social activities, work and employment, romantic relationships, and sexual relationships. The marginal reliability of the full item bank and CATs ranged from 0.84 to 0.93, with ceiling effects less than 15% for all scales. The LIBRE Profile is a promising new measure of social participation following a burn injury that enables burn survivors and their care providers to measure social participation.

  19. A Survey of Usability Practices in Free/Libre/Open Source Software

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Paul, Celeste Lyn

    A review of case studies about usability in eight Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects showed that an important issue regarding a usability initiative in the project was the lack of user research. User research is a key component in the user-centered design (UCD) process and a necessary step for creating usable products. Reasons why FLOSS projects suffered from a lack of user research included poor or unclear project leadership, cultural differences between developer and designers, and a lack of usability engineers. By identifying these critical issues, the FLOSS usability community can begin addressing problems in the efficacy of usability activities and work towards creating more usable FLOSS products.

  20. LiBr treated porous silicon used for efficient surface passivation of crystalline silicon solar cells

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    Zarroug, Ahmed; Haddadi, Ikbel; Derbali, Lotfi; Ezzaouia, Hatem

    2015-04-01

    A simple but effective passivation method of both front and rear surfaces using porous silicon (PS) has been developed. This paper investigates the effect of LiBr on the passivation of PS. The immersion of as-etched PS in dilute LiBr solution followed by an annealing in an infrared furnace, under a controlled atmosphere at different temperatures, led to the passivation of the PS layer and the improvement of the electronic properties of the crystalline silicon substrates. The influence of substrate temperature was investigated, since the processed wafers were found to be sensitive to heat, which in turn was optimized to have a gettering effect. The bromide of lithium can effectively saturate dangling bonds and hence contributed to the formation of a stable passivation film, at both front and back surfaces. Such a reaction was found to have a beneficial effect on the passivation process of the PS layer grown on both sides. The obtained results exhibited a significant improvement of the minority carrier lifetime, which is an important parameter that defines the quality of crystalline silicon substrates, and an apparent enhancement of its photoluminescence (PL). The internal quantum efficiency was investigated and found to be significantly improved. The qualitative effect of the above-mentioned procedure proved a significant enhancement of the electronic quality of the treated substrates.

  1. LiBr. 2H(2)O Crystallization Inhibition in the Presence of Additives.

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    Ring, Terry Arthur; Dirksen, James A.; Duvall, Kristin Nicole; Jongen, Nathalie

    2001-07-15

    Experiments have been performed to measure the effect of additives on the crystallization temperature of concentrated LiBr solutions cooled at a rate of 20 degrees C/h. The measured crystallization temperatures correspond not to the temperatures of equilibrium solubility but to the critical temperature for heterogeneous nucleation of the hydrated LiBr salt on the glass wall of the test tube containing the sample solution. Various additives at concentrations from 250 to 1500 ppm have been investigated. Some soluble additives further decreased the experimental crystallization temperature by as much as 13 degrees C, corresponding to 22 degrees C below the equilibrium solubility. Large decreases in the crystallization temperature can be correlated with large values of complexation constants of the additive for either the Li(+) or the Br(-) ion in solution. Solution complexation, however, is not sufficient to explain the magnitude of the decrease in the crystallization temperature. The only phenomenon capable of quantitatively explaining the magnitude of the decrease in the crystallization temperature is the change in the crystal/solution interfacial energy due to adsorption of the additive on the surface of the prenucleation embryos. A quantitative model of the crystal/solution interfacial energy due to adsorption has been developed using both the Langmuir and Gibbs adsorption equations, allowing the quantitative prediction of crystallization temperatures with additive concentration. Copyright 2001 Academic Press.

  2. The low frequency dynamics of supercooled LiBr, 6H2O.

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    Bove, L; Dreyfus, C; Polian, A; Bonello, B; Malfanti, I; Taschin, A; Torre, R; Pick, R M

    2011-01-21

    We present results of a series of experiments performed on LiBr, 6H(2)0 from room temperature down to 172 K ≈ 1.2T(g). These ultrasound, Brillouin and depolarized light scattering, and transient grating experiments show that, above 215 K, this solution behaves like supercooled water: its zero frequency sound velocity C(0) continuously decreases with decreasing temperature, and the reorientational dynamics of the water molecules can be directly detected at some temperatures of this domain. Conversely, below 215 K, a new regime sets in, where the apparent C(0) is practically temperature independent and where a β, Arrenhius like, relaxation process coexists with the usual, Vogel-Fulcher like, α relaxation process of the supercooled liquid. These results are similar to those recently obtained in LiCl, 6H(2)O. The onset of the new regime is possibly due to an increase of the interaction of the water molecules with a neighboring Li(+) ion when lowering the temperature. We also compare our results with published dielectric data on water solutions of glass forming polyalcohols. Some of them present a low temperature splitting of their relaxation time similar to what is found in LiBr, 6H(2)O.

  3. Experimental investigation of Marangoni convection in aqueous LiBr solution with additives

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    Kang, Y.T.; Akisawa, A.; Kashiwagi, T.

    1999-11-01

    The most crucial and expensive component in commercial absorption machines is the absorber where the refrigerant vapor is absorbed into the absorbent solution. The absorption performance can be improved by mechanical or chemical means. As the mechanical means, efficient heat transfer mechanisms, such as falling film or bubble-type modes, are suggested by using enhanced surfaces. As the chemical means, the performance of heat and mass transfer has been significantly enhanced by adding heat transfer additives to the working solution pairs. A small addition of heat transfer additives causes interfacial turbulence by the Marangoni effect, leading to a higher heat and mass transfer performance. It is generally known that Marangoni convection is caused by the surface tension gradient that is originated from the concentration and temperature dependence of the surface tension. The primary objective of this paper is to establish a general model on the onset of Marangoni convection based on experimental results. The experimental data of the surface tension and interfacial tension of aqueous LiBr solution with heat transfer additives are provided. The effects of the LiBr concentration, the additive concentration, and the solution temperature on the surface tension and interfacial tension gradients are studied and compared quantitatively.

  4. Free/Libre Open Source Software Implementation in Schools: Evidence from the Field and Implications for the Future

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    Lin, Yu-Wei; Zini, Enrico

    2008-01-01

    This empirical paper shows how free/libre open source software (FLOSS) contributes to mutual and collaborative learning in an educational environment. Unlike proprietary software, FLOSS allows extensive customisation of software to support the needs of local users better. This also allows users to participate more proactively in the development…

  5. Free/Libre Open Source Software Implementation in Schools: Evidence from the Field and Implications for the Future

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    Lin, Yu-Wei; Zini, Enrico

    2008-01-01

    This empirical paper shows how free/libre open source software (FLOSS) contributes to mutual and collaborative learning in an educational environment. Unlike proprietary software, FLOSS allows extensive customisation of software to support the needs of local users better. This also allows users to participate more proactively in the development…

  6. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by isobornyl acrylate in Freestyle® Libre, a newly introduced glucose sensor.

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    Herman, Anne; Aerts, Olivier; Baeck, Marie; Bruze, Magnus; De Block, Christophe; Goossens, An; Hamnerius, Nils; Huygens, Sara; Maiter, Dominique; Tennstedt, Dominique; Vandeleene, Bernard; Mowitz, Martin

    2017-08-14

    Glucose sensors, such as FreeStyle® Libre, are innovative medical devices developed for diabetes patients as a replacement for classic glucose meters, ensuring continuous glucose monitoring without the disadvantage of regular skin finger pricks. To report several cases of allergic contact dermatitis caused by FreeStyle® Libre, and to report on isobornyl acrylate as a culprit allergen. Fifteen patients presented with allergic contact dermatitis caused by FreeStyle® Libre. All but 1 were patch tested with a baseline series, and with pieces and/or ultrasonic bath extracts of (the adhesive part of) the glucose sensor. Isobornyl acrylate was patch tested, in various concentrations and vehicles, in 13 patients. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) of the sensors was performed. All patients reacted to the adhesive part of the sensor, and 12 patients were shown to be sensitized to isobornyl acrylate. Simultaneous reactions to other allergens were rarely observed. GC-MS showed the presence of isobornyl acrylate in the sensors. Cases of allergic contact dermatitis caused by FreeStyle® Libre are increasingly being observed, and isobornyl acrylate is a relevant culprit allergen. Cross-reactivity to other acrylates was infrequently observed, but other, hitherto unidentified, contact allergens may still be present in the device. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  7. LiCl Dehumidifier LiBr absorption chiller hybrid air conditioning system with energy recovery

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    Ko, Suk M.

    1980-01-01

    This invention relates to a hybrid air conditioning system that combines a solar powered LiCl dehumidifier with a LiBr absorption chiller. The desiccant dehumidifier removes the latent load by absorbing moisture from the air, and the sensible load is removed by the absorption chiller. The desiccant dehumidifier is coupled to a regenerator and the desiccant in the regenerator is heated by solar heated hot water to drive the moisture therefrom before being fed back to the dehumidifier. The heat of vaporization expended in the desiccant regenerator is recovered and used to partially preheat the driving fluid of the absorption chiller, thus substantially improving the overall COP of the hybrid system.

  8. Fractured bodies and diseased societies: medicalizing Quebec in Cité libre.

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    Robert, Julie

    2011-01-01

    This essay seeks to rationalize and explain the evolution of medical rhetoric in Cité libre by looking at trends in the journal's use of tropes of illness and disease. Through a combination of broad content analysis and close readings, it contrasts how individual metaphors create the impression of a sickening nation and the manner in which these metaphors collectively, albeit paradoxically, act as a national allegory of cure for mid-twentieth-century Quebec's social ills in general, and specifically for its pathological inferiority complex. By examining how the journal uses medical metaphors and specifically how the writers employed the trope of the body politic to illustrate Quebec's national failings, the essay demonstrates how Quebec challenges the rhetorical stability of the age-old metaphor as it attempts to solve, but also creates, problems within Quebec's articulation of its own nationhood.

  9. Group Maintenance Behaviors of Core and Peripherial Members of Free/Libre Open Source Software Teams

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    Scialdone, Michael J.; Li, Na; Heckman, Robert; Crowston, Kevin

    Group Maintenance is pro-social, discretionary, and relation-building behavior that occurs between members of groups in order to maintain reciprocal trust and cooperation. This paper considers how Free/libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) teams demonstrate such behaviors within the context of e-mail, as this is the primary medium through which such teams communicate. We compare group maintenance behaviors between both core and peripheral members of these groups, as well as behaviors between a group that remains producing software today and one which has since dissolved. Our findings indicate that negative politeness tactics (those which show respect for the autonomy of others) may be the most instrumental group maintenance behaviors that contribute to a FLOSS group’s ability to survive and continue software production.

  10. Effect of B-Mo-W Complex Inhibitor on Corrosion of Mild Steel in 55% LiBr Solution

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    Li, Jielan; Liang, Chenghao; Huang, Naibao

    2015-11-01

    The inhibition effects of B-Mo-W complex inhibitor on corrosion of mild steel in 55% LiBr solution were investigated using weight-loss method, electrochemistry tests, SEM, EDX, and XRD. The ingredients of B-Mo-W complex inhibitor included organic phosphonic acid B, Na2MoO4, and Na2WO4. The results revealed that B-Mo-W complex inhibitor was capable of inhibiting the corrosion of mild steel in 55% LiBr solution, exhibiting high inhibition efficiencies around 97.7%. B-Mo-W complex inhibitor promoted the formation of a protective passive film composed of Fe, Mo, W, and O elements. The passive film decreased the corrosion rate, improved the electrochemistry performance, and enhanced anti-corrosion ability of mild steel.

  11. The Electrical Conductivity of Li2SO4: LiBr: 0.07 K2SO4.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1978-09-01

    compressed powder cells • Lithi um silicates and alumino silicates provide ussb1a~ con-ductivity at high temperatures (T > 400°C), but at 25°C , a c i0...of LiBr and small quantities of K2SOk . This new phase extends to the melting point of Li2 SOk :LiBr:O.07 K2 SOi , (559°C) and is thus 235° long . At

  12. Free/Libre Open Source Software in Health Care: A Review

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    Schmuhl, Holger; Demski, Hans

    2014-01-01

    Objectives To assess the current state of the art and the contribution of Free/Libre Open Source Software in health care (FLOSS-HC). Methods The review is based on a narrative review of the scientific literature as well as sources in the context of FLOSS-HC available through the Internet. All relevant available sources have been integrated into the MedFLOSS database and are freely available to the community. Results The literature review reveals that publications about FLOSS-HC are scarce. The largest part of information about FLOSS-HC is available on dedicated websites and not in the academic literature. There are currently FLOSS alternatives available for nearly every specialty in health care. Maturity and quality varies considerably and there is little information available on the percentage of systems that are actually used in health care delivery. Conclusions The global impact of FLOSS-HC is still very limited and no figures on the penetration and usage of FLOSS-HC are available. However, there has been a considerable growth in the last 5 to 10 years. While there where only few systems available a decade ago, in the meantime many systems got available (e.g., more than 300 in the MedFLOSS database). While FLOSS concepts play an important role in most IT related sectors (e.g., telecommunications, embedded devices) the healthcare industry is lagging behind this trend. PMID:24627814

  13. Le consentement libre et éclairé aux soins en psychiatrie

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    Neilson, Grainne; Chaimowitz, Gary

    2015-01-01

    Résumé Le patient a le droit d’être informé sur les soins de santé qui lui sont proposés et de participer activement à la prise de décisions relativement à ces soins. Le respect de la dignité et de l’autonomie de la personne passe par le respect de son droit de prendre des décisions à propos de ses soins psychiatriques, notamment de refuser un traitement, pour autant qu’elle soit apte à prendre des décisions. Il importe que le psychiatre connaisse les fondements éthiques du consentement libre et éclairé et les exigences prévues par le droit en cette matière, y compris la jurisprudence. Le consentement n’est pas immuable, pouvant changer avec le temps, au fil de l’évolution des conditions et des circonstances. Par conséquent, le consentement doit être un processus continu.

  14. Physics of lithium bromide (LiBr) solution dewatering through vapor venting membranes

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    Isfahani, RN; Fazeli, A; Bigham, S; Moghaddam, S

    2014-01-01

    The physics of water desorption from a lithium bromide (LiBr) solution flow through an array of microchannels capped by a porous membrane is studied. The membrane allows the vapor to exit the flow and retains the liquid. Effects of different parameters such as wall temperature, solution and vapor pressures, and solution mass flux on the desorption rate were studied. Two different mechanisms of desorption are analyzed. These mechanisms consisted of: (1) direct diffusion of water molecules out of the solution and their subsequent flow through the membrane and (2) formation of water vapor bubbles within the solution and their venting through the membrane. Direct diffusion was the dominant desorption mode at low surface temperatures and its magnitude was directly related to the vapor pressure, the solution concentration, and the heated wall temperature. Desorption at the boiling regime was predominantly controlled by the solution flow pressure and mass flux. Microscale visualization studies suggested that at a critical mass flux, some bubbles are carried out of the desorber through the solution microchannels rather than being vented through the membrane. Overall, an order of magnitude higher desorption rate compare to a previous study on a membrane-based desorber was achieved. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  15. The Role of Free/Libre and Open Source Software in Learning Health Systems.

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    Paton, C; Karopka, T

    2017-08-01

    Objective: To give an overview of the role of Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) in the context of secondary use of patient data to enable Learning Health Systems (LHSs). Methods: We conducted an environmental scan of the academic and grey literature utilising the MedFLOSS database of open source systems in healthcare to inform a discussion of the role of open source in developing LHSs that reuse patient data for research and quality improvement. Results: A wide range of FLOSS is identified that contributes to the information technology (IT) infrastructure of LHSs including operating systems, databases, frameworks, interoperability software, and mobile and web apps. The recent literature around the development and use of key clinical data management tools is also reviewed. Conclusions: FLOSS already plays a critical role in modern health IT infrastructure for the collection, storage, and analysis of patient data. The nature of FLOSS systems to be collaborative, modular, and modifiable may make open source approaches appropriate for building the digital infrastructure for a LHS. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart.

  16. SiO(2)-LiBr Nanocomposite Sol-Gel Adsorbents of Water Vapor: Preparation and Properties.

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    Mrowiec-Bialoń; Lachowski; Jarz&ecedil;bski; Gordeeva; Aristov

    1999-10-15

    Water vapor adsorption on SiO(2)-LiBr sol-gel materials strongly depends on bromide content. Adsorption capacities exhibited by these materials at higher relative pressures can be as high as 0.8 kg of water/kg of adsorbent. These adsorbents can be regenerated by heating at 473 K and reused. However, a gradual decay of adsorption properties occurs during repeated adsorption-desorption cycles. Thus, this family of adsorbents seems to be less attractive than the corresponding SiO(2)-CaCl(2) composites. Copyright 1999 Academic Press.

  17. The Synergism Between Heat and Mass Transfer Additive and Advanced Surfaces in Aqueous LiBr Horizontal Tube Absorbers

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    Miller, W.A.

    1999-03-24

    Experiments were conducted in a laboratory to investigate the absorption of water vapor into a falling-film of aqueous lithium bromide (LiBr). A mini-absorber test stand was used to test smooth tubes and a variety of advanced tube surfaces placed horizontally in a single-row bundle. The bundle had six copper tubes; each tube had an outside diameter of 15.9-mm and a length of 0.32-m. A unique feature of the stand is its ability to operate continuously and support testing of LiBr brine at mass fractions {ge} 0.62. The test stand can also support testing to study the effect of the failing film mass flow rate, the coolant mass flow rate, the coolant temperature, the absorber pressure and the tube spacing. Manufacturers of absorption chillers add small quantities of a heat and mass transfer additive to improve the performance of the absorbers. The additive causes surface stirring which enhances the transport of absorbate into the bulk of the film. Absorption may also be enhanced with advanced tube surfaces that mechanically induce secondary flows in the falling film without increasing the thickness of the film. Several tube geometry's were identified and tested with the intent of mixing the film and renewing the interface with fresh solution from the tube wall. Testing was completed on a smooth tube and several different externally enhanced tube surfaces. Experiments were conducted over the operating conditions of 6.5 mm Hg absorber pressure, coolant temperatures ranging from 20 to 35 C and LiBr mass fractions ranging from 0.60 through 0.62. Initially the effect of tube spacing was investigated for the smooth tube surface, tested with no heat and mass transfer additive. Test results showed the absorber load and the mass absorbed increased as the tube spacing increased because of the improved wetting of the tube bundle. However, tube spacing was not a critical factor if heat and mass transfer additive was active in the mini-absorber. The additive dramatically affected

  18. The Presence of the British Education Model in Spain: Reception through the Institución Libre De Enseñanza

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    Fernández-Soria, Juan Manuel

    2014-01-01

    Spain suffered a severe political and moral crisis in the final years of the nineteenth century and the first third of the twentieth. Pedagogues and politicians belonging to the "Institución Libre de Enseñanza" (ILE), or those close to it, did not consider it possible to regenerate the country without attending to education and Britain…

  19. Generation d'impulsions breves utilisant la non-linearite associee aux porteurs de charge libres dans des semi-conducteurs

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    Richard, Isabelle

    Dans cette these, nous utilisons la non-linearite associee aux porteurs de charge libres generes par absorption multi-photonique dans des semi-conducteurs pour produire des impulsions breves dans l'infrarouge moyen. Nous proposons d'abord la methode de generation par suppression de la transmission et auto-defocalisation, ou le faisceau incident a l'angle de Brewster genere les porteurs de charge libres, creant un profil d'indice qui defocalise le faisceau. L'impulsion resultante presente un temps de montee calque sur l'impulsion initiale, suivie d'une coupure abrupte. En polarisation TE, on obtient le decoupage par effet d'etalon ou le faisceau est incident sur un etalon oriente sur un minimum de transmission; le debut de l'impulsion est reflechi. Le changement d'indice accompagnant la creation de porteurs de charge libres syntonise la transmission de l'etalon et seule la partie centrale de l'impulsion est transmise. Enfin, le decoupage peut aussi s'effectuer en configuration pompe-sonde; un faisceau continu (sonde) est incident sur un etalon simultanement soumis a l'illumination d'une d'impulsion breve (pompe). Cette derniere genere des porteurs de charge libres, conduisant a un glissement de la frequence instantanee de la sonde. Le faisceau est envoye dans un filtre spectral qui ne transmet que la portion ayant subi un important glissement de frequence.

  20. The Presence of the British Education Model in Spain: Reception through the Institución Libre De Enseñanza

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    Fernández-Soria, Juan Manuel

    2014-01-01

    Spain suffered a severe political and moral crisis in the final years of the nineteenth century and the first third of the twentieth. Pedagogues and politicians belonging to the "Institución Libre de Enseñanza" (ILE), or those close to it, did not consider it possible to regenerate the country without attending to education and Britain…

  1. Marangoni effect on the process of steam absorption into falling film of an aqueous solution of LiBr

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    Kashiwagi, Takao . Dept. of Mechanical Systems Engineering); Rie, Dongho . Dept. of Industrial Safety Engineering); Nomura, Tomohiro . Dept. of Mechanical Engineering); Omata, Koji ); Kurosawa, Shigekichi

    1994-03-01

    In most commercial machines, absorption enhancement has been done by adding small various kinds of surfactants, thereby reducing the surface tension of the absorbent solution and generating Marangoni convection near the solution surface during the refrigerant vapor-absorption process. This paper clarifies the most effective conditions of surfactant addition for absorption enhancement in the process of refrigerant vapor absorption into a vertical falling absorbent film. H[sub 2]O/LiBr and n-octanol were used as the refrigerant/absorbent combination and additive. Experiments were carried out by using an LiBr aqueous solution with and without n-octanol dissolution. Moreover, n-octanol vapor was supplied to the absorber in order to clarify the effect of an additive on absorption enhancement. The results of these experiments reveal that the presence of dropwise n-octanol in the surface of the absorbent falling film contributed significantly to the generation of violent and irregular Marangoni convection.

  2. Conversion of rat liver S-adenosyl-L-methionine synthetase from high-Mr form to low-Mr form by LiBr.

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    Cabrero, C; Alemany, S

    1988-02-10

    Rat liver S-adenosyl-L-methionine synthetase exists in two forms which are, respectively, a dimer and a tetramer of an Mr 48,500 subunit. The high-molecular-mass form is converted into the low-molecular-mass form by incubation with 1.4 M LiBr. The kinetic properties of the low-molecular-mass form obtained by LiBr treatment are the same as those obtained with the low-molecular-mass S-adenosyl-L-methionine synthetase form purified from rat liver cytosol. These results demonstrate that the differences in specific activity and regulatory properties of the high-molecular-mass and the low-molecular-mass S-adenosyl-L-methionine synthetase forms are due to their different polymeric states.

  3. A computational study on the chemical fixation of carbon dioxide with epoxide catalyzed by LiBr salt.

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    Ren, Ying; Guo, Cai-Hong; Jia, Jian-Feng; Wu, Hai-Shun

    2011-03-24

    The chemical fixation of carbon dioxide with 2,3-epoxypropyl phenyl ether catalyzed by LiBr salt to produce a five-membered cyclic carbonate, 4-(phenoxymethyl)-1,3-dioxolan-2-one, has been extensively investigated at the B3LYP density functional level of theory. The solvent effects have been studied by means of a PCM model. All possible pathways are examined, and their corresponding energetics are demonstrated. Our results reveal that the overall reaction comprises three main steps: epoxide ring-opening, carbon dioxide insertion, and ring-closure of cyclic carbonate, none of which contains significantly large barriers. On the basis of the computed free energies of activation, the rate-determining step can be the ring-opening of epoxide or the ring-closure of cyclic carbonate with variation in the reaction conditions in N-methylpyrrolidinone (NMP) solvent. Our calculations indicate that path 2 is more favorable than path 1 in the gas phase, while both of them exist possibly in NMP solvent. The overall reaction is exothermic. Furthermore, the free energy profiles of all reaction pathways along the minima energy path in the gas phase and in NMP solvent were obtained and compared. It is shown that NMP solvent does not change the general trends for the reaction potential energy surfaces.

  4. Interaction of water with LiCl, LiBr, and LiI in the deeply supercooled region.

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    Souda, Ryutaro

    2007-12-07

    The hydration mechanism of lithium halides was studied using time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry as a function of temperature. The lithium halides embedded in thin films of amorphous solid water segregate to the surface at temperatures higher than 135-140 K, with efficiency increasing in the order of LiCl, LiBr, and LiI. A monolayer of LiCl and LiI adsorbed on the surface of amorphous solid water tends to diffuse into the bulk at 160 K. The infrared absorption band revealed that the aqueous lithium-halide solutions and crystals are formed simultaneously at 160 K; these phenomena are explicable as a consequence of the evolution of supercooled liquid water. The strong surfactant effect is inferred to arise from hydration of a contact ion pair having hydrophilic (lithium) and hydrophobic (halide) moieties. Furthermore, bulk diffusion of lithium halides might result from the formation of a solvent-separated ion pair in supercooled liquid water. The presence of two liquid phases of water with different local structures is probably responsible for the formation of these two hydrates, consistent with the calculated result reported by Jungwirth and Tobias[J. Phys. Chem. B 106, 6361 (2002)].

  5. Performance of the FreeStyle Libre Flash glucose monitoring system in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus

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    Fokkert, M J; van Dijk, P R; Edens, M A; Abbes, S; de Jong, D; Slingerland, R J; Bilo, H J G

    2017-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the performance of the FreeStyle Libre Flash continuous glucose monitoring (FSL-CGM) system against established central laboratory methods. Research design and methods 20 subjects (8 type 1 diabetes mellitus, 12 type 2 diabetes mellitus) were analyzed. FSL-CGM sensor measurements (inserted in arm and abdomen) were compared with capillary blood glucose results analyzed with StatStrip as semigold standard. The glucose response after a standardized oral glucose load was measured by FSL-CGM and capillary samples analyzed by perchloric acid hexokinase (PCA-HK) method, StatStrip and FSL test strip (FSLC), and a commonly used CGM system (iPro2). Results FSL-CGM arm sensor readings showed 85.5% of paired readings falling within Clarke Error Grid (ISO 15197:2013) zone A when compared with StatStrip. For FSL-CGM abdomen and FSLC, these percentages were 64% and 98%, respectively. The overall correlation of FSL-CGM in the arm and the StatStrip indicates a performance with lower results with the FSL-CGM in the arm than expected based on the StatStrip in the lower glucose ranges, and higher results than expected in the higher ranges. Following a standardized glucose load, a slower rise in glucose level was observed for FSL-CGM arm as compared with PCA-HK, StatStrip, FSLC, and iPro2 during the first 45–60 min after glucose load ingestion. Conclusions Certain matters need attention while using the FSL-CGM in daily life including the observed lower values in the lower ranges, and the underestimation of the effect of a meal on glucose response. These effects of such deviations can partly be overcome by optimizing the available user instructions. Trial registration number TC5348; results. PMID:28243449

  6. The "Session Libre"

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    Roberts, J. T.

    1975-01-01

    Outlines a strategy attempted as an alternative to the traditional instruction in intensive sessions of English at the Institut Universitaitre de Technologie in Nancy, France. Included were six basic activities (films, TV, press, tape library, games, and language laboratory) in a minimally-structured three-day session. (MSE)

  7. [History of the Faculté libre de médecine de Lille, from its origins to the present day].

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    Liefooghe, J

    1997-01-01

    The catholic University of Lille and its five Faculties, including the "Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie", were grounded by catholic people of the northern France as opposed to scientism, materialism and aggressive atheism of that epoch. Philibert Vrau and his brother in law Camille Feron-Vrau, M.D. names are linked to the founding. From 1876 to 1910, that medical school passed through very difficult years due to a strong anticlerical opposition. World War I diminished the tense atmosphere and the medical school serenely expanded up to 1957. Then, hospital and university administrative reforms gave new disturbances on account of french laws unsuitability for "free" medical structures. The 1971 law opened a new era establishing an official agreement with the State University. Thus the "Faculté libre de médecine" became able to improve its peculiar activity.

  8. Normative data for the Rappel libre/Rappel indicé à 16 items (16-item Free and Cued Recall) in the elderly Quebec-French population.

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    Dion, Mélissa; Potvin, Olivier; Belleville, Sylvie; Ferland, Guylaine; Renaud, Mélanie; Bherer, Louis; Joubert, Sven; Vallet, Guillaume T; Simard, Martine; Rouleau, Isabelle; Lecomte, Sarah; Macoir, Joël; Hudon, Carol

    2015-01-01

    Performance on verbal memory tests is generally associated with socio-demographic variables such as age, sex, and education level. Performance also varies between different cultural groups. The present study aimed to establish normative data for the Rappel libre/Rappel indicé à 16 items (16-item Free and Cued Recall; RL/RI-16), a French adaptation of the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (Buschke, 1984; Grober, Buschke, Crystal, Bang, & Dresner, 1988). The sample consisted of 566 healthy French-speaking older adults (50-88 years old) from the province of Quebec, Canada. Normative data for the RL/RI-16 were derived from 80% of the total sample (normative sample) and cross-validated using the remaining participants (20%; validation sample). The effects of participants' age, sex, and education level were assessed on different indices of memory performance. Results indicated that these variables were independently associated with performance. Normative data are presented as regression equations with standard deviations (symmetric distributions) and percentiles (asymmetric distributions).

  9. osni.info-Using free/libre/open source software to build a virtual international community for open source nursing informatics.

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    Oyri, Karl; Murray, Peter J

    2005-12-01

    Many health informatics organizations seem to be slow to take up the advantages of dynamic, web-based technologies for providing services to, and interaction with, their members; these are often the very technologies they promote for use within healthcare environments. This paper aims to introduce some of the many free/libre/open source (FLOSS) applications that are now available to develop interactive websites and dynamic online communities as part of the structure of health informatics organizations, and to show how the Open Source Nursing Informatics Working Group (OSNI) of the special interest group in nursing informatics of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA-NI) is using some of these tools to develop an online community of nurse informaticians through their website, at . Some background introduction to FLOSS applications is used for the benefit of those less familiar with such tools, and examples of some of the FLOSS content management systems (CMS) being used by OSNI are described. The experiences of the OSNI will facilitate a knowledgeable nursing contribution to the wider discussions on the applications of FLOSS within health and healthcare, and provides a model that many other groups could adopt.

  10. Adiabatic states derived from a spin-coupled diabatic transformation: semiclassical trajectory study of photodissociation of HBr and the construction of potential curves for LiBr+.

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    Valero, Rosendo; Truhlar, Donald G; Jasper, Ahren W

    2008-06-26

    The development of spin-coupled diabatic representations for theoretical semiclassical treatments of photodissociation dynamics is an important practical goal, and some of the assumptions required to carry this out may be validated by applications to simple systems. With this objective, we report here a study of the photodissociation dynamics of the prototypical HBr system using semiclassical trajectory methods. The valence (spin-free) potential energy curves and the permanent and transition dipole moments were computed using high-level ab initio methods and were transformed to a spin-coupled diabatic representation. The spin-orbit coupling used in the transformation was taken as that of atomic bromine at all internuclear distances. Adiabatic potential energy curves, nonadiabatic couplings and transition dipole moments were then obtained from the diabatic ones and were used in all the dynamics calculations. Nonadiabatic photodissociation probabilities were computed using three semiclassical trajectory methods, namely, coherent switching with decay of mixing (CSDM), fewest switches with time uncertainty (FSTU), and its recently developed variant with stochastic decoherence (FTSU/SD), each combined with semiclassical sampling of the initial vibrational state. The calculated branching fraction to the higher fine-structure level of the bromine atom is in good agreement with experiment and with more complete theoretical treatments. The present study, by comparing our new calculations to wave packet calculations with distance-dependent ab initio spin-orbit coupling, validates the semiclassical trajectory methods, the semiclassical initial state sample scheme, and the use of a distance-independent spin-orbit coupling for future applications to polyatomic photodissociation. Finally, using LiBr(+) as a model system, it is shown that accurate spin-coupled potential curves can also be constructed for odd-electron systems using the same strategy as for HBr.

  11. Prévention de la transmission mère-enfant du VIH/sida au Bénin: le consentement des femmes au dépistage est-il libre et éclairé ?

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    Kêdoté, N.M.; Brousselle, A.; Champagne, F.; Laudy, D.

    2016-01-01

    Résumé Introduction Dans les politiques internationales et nationales sur le VIH/sida, le consentement libre et éclairé est reconnu comme une composante essentielle des programmes de dépistage. Le consentement libre et éclairé implique pour les femmes enceintes d’obtenir des informations sur le programme de prévention de la transmission du VIH de la mère à l’enfant (PTME), de les comprendre et de faire un choix autonome après avoir évalué les risques et avantages. Cependant, aucune évaluation du programme de PTME ne s’est intéressée au consentement. L’objectif de cet article est d’explorer le caractère libre et éclairé du consentement des femmes enceintes quant au dépistage et à leurs motivations à faire le test. Méthode Nous avons utilisé des données récoltées dans le cadre d’une analyse d’implantation du programme de PTME au Bénin. Cette analyse s’appuie sur un devis d’étude de cas multiples incluant six maternités choisies parmi les 56 sites fonctionnels. Spécifiquement pour l’analyse du consentement, nous avons associé les données provenant d’une enquête à celles d’une recherche qualitative. Résultats Hormis trois cas de dépistage à l’insu, le caractère volontaire du consentement au test est respecté sur les sites de PTME. Vingt-neuf cas de refus ont été identifiés. Les raisons les plus souvent évoquées par les femmes enceintes sont la peur du résultat positif et de ses conséquences sur la vie familiale dans 55,2 % des cas et l’attente de l’accord ou du désaccord du mari dans 27,6 % des cas. Si globalement le consentement a été volontaire sur tous les sites, son caractère éclairé est moins probant. PMID:27840660

  12. Ajuste de parámetros libres en teorías de campos camaleones a partir de espectros de nubes moleculares galácticas y experimentos terrestres

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    Teppa Pannia, F. A.; Landau, S. J.

    Resultados recientes, basados en el análisis de espectros moleculares de nubes galácticas a través del método del amoníaco, han arrojado nuevos límites sobre la variación del parámetro adimensional μ=m_e /m_p. Los resultados indican Δ μ/μ = (μ_{obs}-μ_{lab})/μ_{lab}= (2.2± 0.4_{est} ±0.3_{sist}) times 10 ^{-8}, en acuerdo con una variación no nula de dicha cantidad (Levshakov et al. 2010). En este trabajo, motivado por los datos astronómicos, estudiamos la solución lineal del modelo teórico fenomenológico de campo escalar camaleón, presentado por Mota y Shaw (2007), que predice variaciones en μ. Con el fin de cotejar estas predicciones con los resultados observacionales, utilizamos datos de experimentos terrestres que testean violaciones al Principio de Equivalencia para analizar el valor de los parámetros libres presentes en el modelo. El trabajo realizado muestra que la solución estudiada no se puede ajustar a los datos experimentales, sugiriendo que el modelo lineal debe ser descartado para explicar las observaciones astronómicas. FULL TEXT IN SPANISH

  13. Modélisation mathématique et simulation numérique de l'écoulement de l'eau à surface libre sur une pente à fond mobile

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    Abdallah, M.; Vazquez, J.; Mose, R.; Zoaeter, M.

    2005-05-01

    Les équations de Saint-Venant modélisant l'écoulement de l'eau à surface libre sont applicables lorsque le fond du lit du canal est fixe. Dans un écoulement sur une pente à fond mobile, la cote (niveau) du fond varie selon la relation d'Exner qui est une équation de continuité pour la phase solide. Cette équation doit être couplée avec les équations de Saint-Venant qui décrivent l'écoulement de la phase liquide. Dans ce papier, le schéma de MacCormack qui est de type différence finie explicite est utilisé pour trouver une solution numérique du système couplé de Saint-Venant Exner, ce schéma qui est du second ordre est un schéma robuste pouvant capter les chocs et les discontinuités dans la solution sans aucun traitement spécial. Ce schéma est appliqué à deux processus où il y a une évolution du fond: la dégradation et l'aggradation dans les canaux alluviaux.

  14. Prevalence of metilentetrahidrofolate reductase C677T polymorphism, consumption of vitamins B6, B9, B12 and determination of lipidic hydroperoxides in obese and normal weight Mexican population.

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    Hernández-Guerrero, César; Romo-Palafox, Inés; Díaz-Gutiérrez, Mary Carmen; Iturbe-García, Mariana; Texcahua-Salazar, Alejandra; Pérez-Lizaur, Ana Bertha

    2013-11-01

    Introducción. El estrés oxidativo es un factor clave en el inicio y el desarrollo de las comorbilidades de la obesidad. La enzima metiltetrahidrofolato reductasa (MTHFR) participa en el metabolismo del folato con la acción de las vitaminas B9 y B12. El gen MTHFR puede presentar un polimorfismo de un solo nucleótido (SNP) en la posición 677 (C677T), que puede promover homocisteinemia asociada a la producción de radicales libres. Objetivo. Determinar la frecuencia del SNP C677T de la MTHFR, evaluar el consumo de vitaminas B6, B9, B12 y determinar la concentración de hidroperóxidos lipídicos (LOOH) en plasma en un grupo de obesos y testigo. Métodos. Se clasificaron 128 mexicanos mestizos de acuerdo a su índice de masa corporal en normopeso (Nw; n=75) y obesidad (ObeI-III; n=53). Se identificó el SNP C677T de la MTHFR mediante la técnica de PCR-RFLP. El consumo de vitaminas B6, B9 y B12 se evaluó mediante una encuesta validada. Se determinaron LOOH como un indicador de estrés oxidativo periférico. Resultados. No hubo diferencia estadística significativa en la frecuencia del polimorfismo C677T entre homocigotos TT en Nw (0.19) y ObeI-III (0.25). La frecuencia del alelo T en Nw fue de 0.45, y 0.51 en el grupo ObeI-III. Los LOOH mostraron diferencia estadística significativa (p.

  15. Traitement des conditions aux limites intérieures et extérieures pour la simulation numérique unidimensionnelle de l'écoulement de l'eau dans les canaux à surface libre

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    Abdallah, M.; Vazquez, J.; Mose, R.; Zoaeter, M.

    2005-05-01

    Dans ce papier, on décrit le traitement des conditions aux limites intérieures et extérieures couplé avec la méthode explicite aux différences finies de Roe pour le développement d'une modélisation unidimensionnelle qui sert à résoudre les équations de Saint-Venant décrivant l'écoulement de l'eau à surface libre. Les deux méthodes les plus utilisées pour trouver la solution aux nœuds intérieurs et extérieurs définissant les conditions aux limites intérieures et extérieures d'un schéma numérique sont décrites et comparées dans deux exemples: Le premier traite le problème du ressaut hydraulique et le second décrit l'écoulement de l'eau au dessus des seuils. Deux types de discrétisation du terme source, pointwise et upwind, sont considérés et comparés aussi. Les résultats obtenus et comparés avec la solution analytique dans le cas du ressaut, et avec les résultats numériques déjà publiés dans le cas des seuils, montrent l'avantage de la méthode des caractéristiques sur la méthode de l'extrapolation pour les conditions aux limites, et la discrétisation upwind du terme source sur la discrétisation pointwise.

  16. Determinación de la orientación global SAO-Hipparcos mediante una expansión en armónicos vectoriales

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    Cionco, R. G.; Vucetich, H.; Orellana, R.; Arias, E. F.

    En base a las diferencias de posición y movimientos propios de 101352 estrellas con posición SAO observadas por HIPPARCOS y utilizando la naturaleza vectorial de esas diferencias, determinamos 6 parámetros de orientación global (3 de rotación y 3 de desplazamiento axial), para los sistemas de referencia asociados a los marcos mencionados, mediante una descomposición en serie de armónicos vectoriales ortogonales.

  17. Activités physiques libres ou encadrées et condition physique liée à la santé chez des adultes burundais: étude transversale

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    Bizimana, Jean Berchmans; Lawani, Mansourou Mohamed; Akplogan, Barnabé; Gaturagi, Charles

    2016-01-01

    Introduction l’activité physique régulière a un impact positif sur la santé. Cette étude a pour objet de comparer la condition physique liée à la santé des adultes qui s’exercent librement avec celle des adultes bénéficiant d’un encadrement professionnel. Elle tente aussi d’établir une relation entre le niveau d’activité physique et les paramètres de la condition liée à la santé. Méthodes nous avons évalué le niveau d’activité physique et les paramètres de la condition physique liée à la santé. Par le test t pour échantillons indépendants, nous avons comparé les moyennes et avons par le calcul du coefficient de corrélation r de Pearson analysé la relation entre le niveau d’activité physique et les paramètres de la condition physique. Résultats des écarts significatifs (p < 0,05) de niveau d’activité physique, de souplesse, de V˙O2max et de la FC de repos ont été enregistrés en faveur du groupe encadré. Le niveau d’activité physique est positivement corrélé (p < 0,05) au V˙O2max et à la force de préhension mais négativement corrélé à la FC de repos et au cholestérol LDL. La prévalence des facteurs de risque cardiovasculaire n’est pas élevée excepté pour le cholestérol HDL. Conclusion les résultats de cette étude montrent que l’activité physique libre est aussi efficace que l’activité physique encadrée dans le maintien des profils lipidique et physiologique favorables à la santé chez l’adulte burundais. Cependant, l’activité physique encadrée apporte des bénéfices supplémentaires pour le V˙O2max, la fréquence cardiaque de repos, la souplesse antérieure et la détente verticale PMID:28203315

  18. Prevalencia de alteraciones en la interfase vitreoretiniana detectadas mediante tomografía de coherencia óptica de dominio espectral.

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    Jacob, Julie; Stalmans, Peter

    2017-07-11

    Objetivo: El objetivo principal del presente estudio consistió en determinar la prevalencia de los cambios en la interfase vitreomacular (IVM) mediante tomografía de coherencia óptica (OCT) en la población general. En segundo lugar, se describieron otros cambios de la OCT. Métodos: Las anomalías en la IVM se diagnosticaron mediante OCT y se distribuyeron de acuerdo con la clasificación del grupo International Vitreomacular Traction Study (estudio internacional de tracción vitreomacular, IVTS, por sus siglas en inglés) y se dividieron en 3 grados según John et al. [Retina 2014;34:442-446]. Resultados: La prevalencia calculada de anomalías vitreomaculares en la población belga de ≥50 años fue del 1,17% [intervalo de confianza (IC 0,38-3,62)] en el caso de tracción vitreomacular (TVM) focal de grado 1; del 0,39% (IC 0,05-2,76) en el caso de TVM focal de grado 2; del 8,17% (IC 5,33-12,53) en el caso de adhesión vitreomacular focal; y del 17,9% (IC 13,41-23,9) en el caso de adhesión vitreomacular difusa. Conclusiones: Se presentó la prevalencia de anomalías vitreomaculares en un estudio de cohortes belga. Estos resultados concuerdan en gran medida con los datos presentados previamente sobre la prevalencia de la TVM. Un conocimiento correcto sobre la epidemiología de las alteraciones en la IVM y un diagnóstico temprano permitirán una intervención satisfactoria. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  19. Libre: Freeing Polar Data in an Information Commons

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    Duerr, R. E.; Parsons, M. A.

    2010-12-01

    As noted in the session description “The polar regions are at the forefront of modern environmental change, currently experiencing the largest and fastest changes in climate and environment”. Wise use of resources, astute management of our environment, improved decision support, and effective international cooperation on natural resource and geopolitical issues require a deeper understanding of, and an ability to predict change and its impact. Understanding and knowledge are built on data and information, yet polar information is scattered, scarce, and sporadic. Rapid change demands rapid data access. We envision a system where investigators quickly expose their data to the world and share them, without restriction, through open protocols on the Internet. A single giant, central archive is not practical for all polar data held around the world. Instead, we seek a collaborative, virtual space, where scientific data and information could be shared ethically and with minimal constraints. Inspired by the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 that established the Antarctic as a global commons to generate greater scientific understanding, the International Council of Science leads the Polar Information Commons (PIC). The PIC, engendered by the International Polar Year (IPY) and work on the IPY data policy, serves as an open, virtual repository for vital scientific data and information. An international network of scientific and data management organizations concerned with the scientific quality, integrity, and stewardship of data is developing the PIC. The PIC utilizes the Science Commons Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data, including establishment of community norms to encourage appropriate contributions to and use of PIC content. Data descriptions (metadata) are not necessarily registered in formal repositories or catalogues. They may simply be exposed to search engines or broadcast through syndication services such as RSS or Atom. The data are labeled or branded as part of the PIC and are, therefore, open for use without restriction. The PIC label also alerts data centers around the world to new polar data. These data centers then assess and acquire important data for formal archiving, curation, and access through national and global data systems. The intent is to enable rapid data access without qualification, while establishing a process for long-term preservation and stewardship of critical data. This paper will review the ethical and legal basis for sharing polar data and information, as well as the technologies being employed to make the PIC a reality.

  20. Actividades al Aire Libre (Outdoor Activities). OBIS/Mini-Corps.

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    California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.

    Prepared specifically for use in one-week outdoor summer camp programs for migrant children aged 10-15, the twenty bilingual (Spanish and English) educational and recreational activities in the Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS)/Mini-Corps package have been revised to develop language skills as well as an awareness of the outdoor…

  1. Actividades al Aire Libre (Outdoor Activities). OBIS/Mini-Corps.

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    California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.

    Prepared specifically for use in one-week outdoor summer camp programs for migrant children aged 10-15, the twenty bilingual (Spanish and English) educational and recreational activities in the Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS)/Mini-Corps package have been revised to develop language skills as well as an awareness of the outdoor…

  2. Numerical modeling of incline plate LiBr absorber

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    Karami, Shahram; Farhanieh, Bijan

    2011-03-01

    Among major components of LiBr-H2O absorption chillers is the absorber, which has a direct effect on the chillier size and whose characteristics have significant effects on the overall efficiency of absorption machines. In this article, heat and mass transfer process in absorption of refrigerant vapor into a lithium bromide solution of water-cooled incline plate absorber in the Reynolds number range of 5 < Re < 150 is performed numerically. The boundary layer assumptions are used for the mass, momentum and energy transport equations and the fully implicit finite difference method is employed to solve the governing equations. Dependence of lithium bromide aqueous properties to the temperature and concentration is employed as well as dependence of film thickness to vapor absorption. An analysis for linear distribution of wall temperature condition carries out to investigate the reliability of the present numerical method through comparing with previous investigation. The effect of plate angle on heat and mass transfer parameters is investigated and the results show that absorption mass flux and heat and mass transfer coefficient increase as the angle of the plate increase. The main parameters of absorber design, namely Nusselt and Sherwood numbers, are correlated as a function of Reynolds Number and the plate angle.

  3. A solar powered Li-Br absorption system

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    Sofrata, H.; Khoshaim, B.; Nasser, A.

    A solar energy conversion lithium-bromide absorption dual cycle that dispenses with the use of a wet cooling tower is introduced. Both high and low temperature portions of the dual cycle consist of a generator, condenser, absorber, and evaporator. The present study also introduces a computer program developed to design and evaluate the dual cycle, allowing the projection of system characteristics under different environmental conditions and mechanical component temperatures. The system is judged appropriate for places where solar energy is abundant but cooling water is scarce.

  4. Actividades al Aire Libre (Outdoor Activities). OBIS/Mini-Corps.

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    California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.

    The all-Spanish version of the Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS)/Mini-Corps Outdoor Activities set contains twenty education and recreational activities which provide a variety of outdoor biological experiences and incorporate language skills into outdoor education. Prepared especially for use by migrant children aged 10-15 in a…

  5. Mediants Make (Number) Sense of Fraction Foibles

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    McDowell, Eric L.

    2016-01-01

    By the time they reach middle school, all students have been taught to add fractions. However, not all have "learned" to add fractions. The common mistake in adding fractions is to report that a/b + c/d is equal to (a + c)/(b + d). It is certainly necessary to correct this mistake when a student makes it. However, this occasion also…

  6. Mediants Make (Number) Sense of Fraction Foibles

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    McDowell, Eric L.

    2016-01-01

    By the time they reach middle school, all students have been taught to add fractions. However, not all have "learned" to add fractions. The common mistake in adding fractions is to report that a/b + c/d is equal to (a + c)/(b + d). It is certainly necessary to correct this mistake when a student makes it. However, this occasion also…

  7. A Case Study of an Induction Year Teacher's Problem-Solving Using the LIBRE Model Activity

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    Guerra, Norma S.; Flores, Belinda Bustos; Claeys, Lorena

    2009-01-01

    Background: A federally-funded program at the University of Texas at San Antonio adopted a holistic problem solving mentoring approach for novice teachers participating in an accelerated teacher certification program. Aims/focus of discussion: To investigate a novice teacher's problem-solving activity through self-expression of challenges and…

  8. Direct molecular diffusion and micro-mixing for rapid dewatering of LiBr solution

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    Bigham, S; Isfahani, RN; Moghaddam, S

    2014-03-01

    A slow molecular diffusion rate often limits the desorption process of an absorbate molecule from a liquid absorbent. To enhance the desorption rate, the absorbent is often boiled to increase the liquid vapor interfacial area. However, the growth of bubbles generated during the nucleate boiling process still remains mass-diffusion limited. Here, it is shown that a desorption rate higher than that of boiling can be achieved, if the vapor absorbent interface is continuously replenished with the absorbate-rich solution to limit the concentration boundary layer growth. The study is conducted in a LiBr-water-solution, in which the water molecules' diffusion rate is quite slow. The manipulation of the vapor solution interface concentration distribution is enabled by the mechanical confinement of the solution flow within microchannels, using a hydrophobic vapor-venting membrane and the implementation of microstructures on the flow channel's bottom wall. The microstructures stretch and fold the laminar streamlines within the solution film and produce vortices. The vortices continuously replace the concentrated solution at the vapor solution interface with the water-rich solution brought from the bottom and middle of the flow channel. The physics of the process is described using a combination of experimental and numerical studies. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  9. Absorption of water vapor into LiBr solutions with 2-ethyl-1-hexanol

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    Kim, K.J.; Berman, N.S.; Wood, B.D.

    1996-03-01

    Absorption of water vapor into a liquid falling film of 50 to 63% lithium-bromide solution is a part of a typical absorption refrigeration cycle. The heat- and mass-transfer rate of the absorption step is often an important factor in the economic design. Significant enhancements in the heat- and mass-transfer rate can be obtained by adding small amounts of surface active agents such as 2-ethyl-hexanol. However, when both mass transfer and surface active agents are present, the surface tension gradients due to concentration differences can lead to instability. In spite of this general understanding of the mechanism, in the system with aqueous lithium bromide and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol the exact role of surface tension gradients due to temperature, concentration of solute, and concentration of surfactant are not well documented. A linear stability analysis for a jet (which is equivalent to a stagnant pool) under adiabatic conditions was presented by Ji et al. (1993). Based on this theoretical study, the critical Marangoni number (Ma) for the onset of the instability should be of the order 10{sup 8}. Using the values of surface tension gradients from Kim et al. (1994), the mass-transfer enhancement in falling films of 50--60% lithium-bromide with 2-ethyl-1-hexanol should be evident at surfactant concentrations above approximately 5 ppm. Experiments to verify the onset hypothesis and the effect of other variables on the mass-transfer coefficient are the major objectives of this work.

  10. Vertical-tube aqueous LiBr falling film absorption using advanced surfaces

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    Miller, W.A.; Perez-Blanco, H.

    1993-10-01

    A heat and mass transfer test stand was fabricated and used to investigate nonisothermal falling film absorption of water vapor into a solution of aqueous lithium bromide. The absorber was made of borosilicate glass for visual inspection of the failing film. Experiments were conducted on internally cooled tubes of about 0.019 m outside diameter and of 1.53 m length. Testing evaluated a single absorber tube`s performance at varying operating conditions, namely different cooling-water flow rates, solution flow rates, pressures, temperatures, and concentrations. Advanced surfaces were identified that enhanced absorber load and the mass of absorbed vapor. A pin-fin tube with 6.4mm pitch absorbed about 225% more mass than did a smooth tube. A grooved tube was the d best performer with 175% enhancement over the smooth tube. Increasing the cooling water flow rate to 1.893 {times} 10{sup {minus}4} m{sup 3}/s caused about a 300% increase in the mass absorbed for the grooved tube compared with the smooth tube. Results showed that the pin-fin tube with 6.4-mm pitch and the grooved tubes may enhance absorption to levels comparable to chemical enhancement in horizontal smooth tube absorbers. Absorber load, the transport coefficients, and pertinent absorption data are presented as functions of dimensionless numbers. These experimental data will prove useful in formulating analytical tools to predict vertical-tube absorber performance.

  11. Educacion al Aire Libre: Libro de Actividades II = Outdoor Education: Student Activity Book II.

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    Ada, Alma Flor, Comp.; And Others

    Divided into four sections, the book includes activities for students to do before camp, on the way to camp, at camp, and after camp. Activities to do before camp include writing proverbs, tongue twisters, riddles, poems, and stories. Activities to do on the way to camp include singing songs and reading a map. The words to the following songs are…

  12. "Lucha Libre" and Cultural Icons: Identity Formation for Student Success at HSIs

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    Natividad, Nicholas D.

    2015-01-01

    This chapter examines the importance of culturally relevant imagery and representation and identity development curriculum for college students. It calls for higher education institutions to embrace cultural strengths as an asset rather than a deficit.

  13. Educacion al Aire Libre: Libro de Actividades II = Outdoor Education: Student Activity Book II.

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    Ada, Alma Flor, Comp.; And Others

    Divided into four sections, the book includes activities for students to do before camp, on the way to camp, at camp, and after camp. Activities to do before camp include writing proverbs, tongue twisters, riddles, poems, and stories. Activities to do on the way to camp include singing songs and reading a map. The words to the following songs are…

  14. "Lucha Libre" and Cultural Icons: Identity Formation for Student Success at HSIs

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    Natividad, Nicholas D.

    2015-01-01

    This chapter examines the importance of culturally relevant imagery and representation and identity development curriculum for college students. It calls for higher education institutions to embrace cultural strengths as an asset rather than a deficit.

  15. Meningococco B: controllo di due focolai epidemici mediante vaccinazione

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    2014-01-01

    Riassunto La problematica di un efficace approccio vaccinale nei confronti del Meningococco B (MenB) è stata superata identificando con la metodica della "reverse vaccinology" alcuni antigeni capaci di indurre una risposta verso la maggior parte dei ceppi di MenB circolanti nel mondo. Il nuovo vaccino MenB a 4 componenti (4CMenB) è stato autorizzato in Europa, Australia e Canada, ed è entrato nei calendari di immunizzazione pediatrica internazionali: Australia, Canada, UK. In Italia, le prime regioni che hanno raccomandato la vaccinazione contro il MenB sono state Basilicata e Puglia. La gestione di epidemie/focolai epidemici richiede la messa in atto di una risposta rapida da parte delle autorità sanitarie nei confronti di una emergenza sanitaria ad elevato impatto, anche emotivo, sulla popolazione, come recentemente dimostrato in due università americane. Alla dichiarazione di focolaio epidemico in atto, in entrambi i contesti si è attivata una procedura per l'uso del vaccino 4CMenB non ancora autorizzato negli USA. È stato così possibile organizzare gli interventi di profilassi attiva nei due campus universitari, adottando il primo impiego su larga scala del nuovo vaccino 4CMenB e conseguendo, in tempi relativamente brevi, elevati tassi di copertura vaccinale. A fronte di circa 14000 studenti immunizzati con almeno una dose, non è stata segnalata alcuna problematica di eventi avversi conseguenti all'immunizzazione; ad oggi non si sono verificati casi nei soggetti che hanno ricevuto il vaccino. Come conseguenza dei due focolai descritti, è oggi in corso la valutazione da parte dell'FDA per l'estensione dell'uso del vaccino 4CMenB negli Stati Uniti negli adolescenti e giovani adulti. PMID:25916017

  16. Traduccion automatica mediante el ordenador (Automatic Translation Using a Computer).

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    Bueno, Julian L.

    This report on machine translation contains a brief history of the field; a description of the processes involved; a discussion of systems currently in use, including three software packages on the market (Teaching Assistant, Translate, and Globalink); reflections on implications for teaching; observations of results obtained when elements of…

  17. [Efficacy of intestinal splinting in hostile abdomen secondary to postoperative flanges in pediatric patients].

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    Bracho-Blanchet, Eduardo; Langarica-Bulos, Mónica; Dávila-Pérez, Roberto; Fernández-Portilla, Emilio; Zalles-Vidal, Cristian; Nieto-Zermeño, Jaime

    2016-10-01

    Objetivo: Mostrar la eficacia de la FI para prolongar el tiempo libre de oclusión intestinal quirúrgica en niños con abdomen hostil secundario a bridas posquirúrgicas. Método: Análisis retrospectivo de FI por abdomen hostil de 2000 a 2011 y su seguimiento a largo plazo. Comparamos el tiempo libre de oclusión quirúrgica antes y después de la FI. Resultados: Se incluyeron 20 FI en 19 pacientes. Predominaron las causas congénitas, la mediana de edad en la cirugía fue de 6 meses, todos tenían cirugías previas con mediana de tres, y dos de ellas fueron por oclusión intestinal previa. La férula se quitó a los 28 días (mediana). Con un seguimiento de 1-183 meses, hubo una recurrencia de oclusión quirúrgica. El tiempo libre de oclusión quirúrgica posferulización fue significativamente mayor que el preferulización mediante la prueba de Wilcoxon, con un valor Z = -3.594; p = < 0.0001. Conclusiones: Esta es la segunda serie exclusiva en niños que muestra que la FI es eficaz para prolongar el tiempo libre de oclusión quirúrgica.

  18. High-protein diet induces oxidative stress in rat brain: protective action of high-intensity exercise against lipid peroxidation.

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    Camiletti-Moirón, Daniel; Aparicio, Virginia Arianna; Nebot, Elena; Medina, Gerardo; Martínez, Rosario; Kapravelou, Garyfallia; Andrade, Ana; Porres, Jesús María; López-Jurado, María; Aranda, Pilar

    2014-10-25

    Introducción: Es conocido que la proteína de soja así como la práctica de ejercicio físico aeróbico pueden incrementar la capacidad antioxidante y con ello reducir la sobreproducción de radicales libres en el cerebro. Sin embargo, existe desconocimiento sobre el efecto del consumo de dietas hiperproteicas y el entrenamiento de alta intensidad (EAI) sobre dicho estrés oxidativo. El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar la influencia del consumo de una dieta hiperproteica y de EAI sobre marcadores de estrés oxidativo en cerebro. Métodos: Cuarenta ratas Wistar macho adultas fueron aleatoriamente distribuidas en 4 grupos experimentales (n=10): dieta normoproteica o hiperproteica, con o sin EAI durante un periodo experimental de 12 semanas. Se determinaron los principales marcadores de daño oxidativo en cerebro como sustancias reactivas del ácido tiobarbitúrico (TBARs) y el contenido de grupos carbonilos (PCC). Además, se midieron las actividades enzimáticas superóxido dismutasa del manganeso (Mn-SOD), de cobre/ zinc (CuZn-SOD) y catalasa (CAT), así como el nivel de proteína del factor nuclear eritroide-2 (Nrf2). Resultados: Los niveles de TBARs, PCC, tSOD, Mn- SOD, CuZn-SOD y CAT fueron significativamente mayores en los grupos hiperproteicos en comparación con los normoproteicos (todas, p.

  19. Effect of surface geometry in steam absorption into a falling film of aqueous solution of LiBr

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    Kiyota, Masanori; Morioka, Itsuki; Ousaka, Akiharu

    1996-03-01

    Absorption chillers are becoming attractive since they do not use Freon gases which destroy the ozone layer and can be driven by heat. Improvement of the absorber is necessary to make absorption chillers compact. In this paper, heat-transfer surfaces which show maximum absorption performance are sought. Grooved pipes are known to be effective for promoting gas absorption into falling water. They are tested for water vapor absorption with four different groove depths as well as two different knurled surfaces. The pipe with the deepest groove shows enhancement of about 1.5--1.9 in the Reynolds number range of 200--500. The knurled surfaces are not effective for absorption, but they have better wettability at a lower flow rate and furthermore for higher knurl height, absorption increases at larger flow rates. Film thickness is measured by the contact probe method. The average film thickness curve has large undulation for deeper grooves but it is flat for the shallow grooves.

  20. Measured performance of a 3 ton LiBr absorption water chiller and its effect on cooling system operation

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    Namkoong, D.

    1976-01-01

    A three ton lithium bromide absorption water chiller was tested for a number of conditions involving hot water input, chilled water, and the cooling water. The primary influences on chiller capacity were the hot water inlet temperature and the cooling water inlet temperature. One combination of these two parameters extended the output to as much as 125% of design capacity, but no combination could lower the capacity to below 60% of design. A cooling system was conceptually designed so that it could provide several modes of operation. Such flexibility is needed for any solar cooling system to be able to accommodate the varying solar energy collection and the varying building demand. It was concluded that a three-ton absorption water chiller with the kind of performance that was measured can be incorporated into a cooling system such as that proposed, to provide efficient cooling over the specified ranges of operating conditions.

  1. Report on the Postgraduate Course in Scientific English to Students from the Faculte des Sciences, Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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    Beardsmore, Hugo Baetens; Lee, E. J.

    An experimental course in English for non-English speaking post graduate research students is described here. The course was intended to enable the students to use English efficiently in exchanges related to their profession. The selection process, teaching methods, and the "exit test" are described and a discussion of the adequate and inadequate…

  2. Measured performance of a 3-ton LiBr absorption water chiller and its effect on cooling system operation

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    Namkoong, D.

    1976-01-01

    A 3-ton lithium bromide absorption water chiller was tested for a number of conditions involving hot-water input, chilled water, and the cooling water. The primary influences on chiller capacity were the hot water inlet temperature and the cooling water inlet temperature. One combination of these two parameters extended the output to as much as 125% of design capacity, but no combination could lower the capacity to below 60% of design. A cooling system was conceptually designed so that it could provide several modes of operation. Such flexibility is needed for any solar cooling system to be able to accommodate the varying solar energy collection and the varying building demand. It is concluded that a 3-ton absorption water chiller with the kind of performance that was measured can be incorporated into a cooling system such as that proposed, to provide efficient cooling over the specified ranges of operating conditions.

  3. What Are They Learning? Pre-and Post-Assessment Surveys for LIBR 1100, Introduction to Library Research

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    Hufford, Jon R.

    2010-01-01

    Articles reporting the experiences of librarians in assessing what students are learning in information literacy classes are as of yet not as well represented in the professional literature as they should be. This is especially the case for library skills courses that are for-credit. Librarians who have experience assessing student learning should…

  4. IT Policies for Development: Analysis and Recommendations of Free Libre Open Source Software Initiatives of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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    Maldonado Rangel, Edgar A.

    2009-01-01

    In recent years the two concepts of economic development and technological advancement have become entwined so that they have, in many cases, come to mean the same thing. For countries seeking economic development through engagement with the Information Economy, policies supporting technological development claim privileged positions in national…

  5. IT Policies for Development: Analysis and Recommendations of Free Libre Open Source Software Initiatives of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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    Maldonado Rangel, Edgar A.

    2009-01-01

    In recent years the two concepts of economic development and technological advancement have become entwined so that they have, in many cases, come to mean the same thing. For countries seeking economic development through engagement with the Information Economy, policies supporting technological development claim privileged positions in national…

  6. Problem Identification and Task Engagement Using the LIBRE Problem Solving Tool: A Case Study of Three Bilingual Teacher Candidates

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    Guerra, Norma; Castro-Villarreal, Felicia; Cheatham, Nicholas; Claeys, Lorena

    2014-01-01

    Bilingual Latino students engage multiple languages, cultures and environments as they pursue educational and professional goals. For this underrepresented group, pursuing a post-secondary degree is a "lucha" (fight) to negotiate the complex interplay of historical, educational, and cultural variables and achieve academic success.…

  7. [Survival of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma].

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    Salas-Delgado, Arnoldo; Hernández-Pliego, Marco Antonio

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: la quimioterapia actual ha incrementado la supervivencia total y la libre de recaída en los pacientes con linfoma no Hodgkin. Un recurso que permite hacer proyecciones al respecto es el Índice Pronóstico Internacional (IPI). El objetivo del presente análisis fue determinar la correspondencia entre el pronóstico determinado mediante ese índice y la supervivencia obtenida a dos años. MÉTODOS: estudio longitudinal, observacional y prospectivo. Se incluyeron pacientes diagnosticados y tratados durante un año que hubieran requerido hospitalización. Todos recibieron ciclofosfamida-doxorrubicina-vincristina- prednisona, y en algunos casos también rituximab; el seguimiento en promedio fue de 26 meses. La supervivencia se estimó mediante curvas de Kaplan-Meier.

  8. [Are antioxidant supplements effective in reducing delayed onset muscle soreness? A systematic review].

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    Candia-Luján, Ramón; De Paz Fernández, José Antonio; Costa Moreira, Osvaldo

    2014-10-05

    Introducción: En los últimos años los suplementos antioxidantes han cobrado popularidad para contrarrestar los efectos de los radicales libres y los síntomas del daño muscular, entre los que se encuentra el dolor muscular tardío (DMT). Objetivo: realizar una revisión sistemática en diferentes bases de datos para conocer los efectos de los suplementos antioxidantes sobre el DMT. Método: Se llevó a cabo una búsqueda en las bases de datos; Cochrane Library, Pubmed, Scopus y SportDiscus y la Web Of Science (WOS). Las palabras y acrónimos usados fueron; Delayed onset muscle soreness, exercise induced muscle damage, DOMS, EIMD, antioxidant y oxidative stress. Resultados: Se identificaron 54 artículos de los cuales se recuperaron 48, todos ellos en inglés, 17 relacionados con la vitamina C y E, catorce corresponden a suplementos polifenòlicos, once a otros suplementos antioxidantes y seis a suplementos comerciales todos ellos usados para combatir, entre otras variables, el DMT. Conclusiones: Tanto las vitaminas como los suplementos comerciales presentan baja efectividad en la disminución del DMT, mientras que los polifenoles y otros suplementos antioxidantes muestran entre moderada y buena efectividad en el combate al DMT. Sin embargo, gran parte de los estudios presentan efectividad en la disminución de otros síntomas del daño muscular además de ayudar en la recuperación postejercicio.

  9. Determinacion de periodos fundamentales del suelo mediante vibraciones ambientales en el municipio de Humacao, Puerto Rico

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    Cintron Aponte, Rommel

    La tecnica de Nakamura ha sido utilizada a nivel mundial para determinar periodos fundamentales del suelo. La tecnica consiste en calcular y graficar cocientes espectrales H/V de vibraciones ambientales registradas sobre el suelo. Mediciones de vibraciones ambientales fueron tomadas en 151 lugares dentro del municipio de Humacao, localizado al este de Puerto Rico. Los datos se procesaron utilizando espectros de Fourier y espectros de potencia. La tecnica fue validada al compararla con los resultados de cocientes espectrales H/V de registros de sismos debiles y tambien con una modelacion numerica realizada con datos de un ensayo "downhole". Las graficas de los cocientes espectrales H/V fueron divididas en casos y grupos, los cuales dependen de la facilidad para identificar el periodo fundamental pico y amplitudes en frecuencias menores de 1 Hz, respectivamente. Los resultados obtenidos con ambos espectros fueron comparados y se concluye que los mismos se complementan para proveer resultados mas confiables. Se crearon mapas de periodos fundamentales, factores de amplitud, isoperiodos y clasificacion sismica de sitio. Los mapas de isoperiodos fueron realizados en las zonas mas pobladas sobre depositos de suelo. El mapa de periodos fundamentales del suelo mostro buena correlacion con la geologia local. El mapa de clasificacion sismica derivado de periodos de sitio fue comparado con el mapa de clasificacion sismica derivado de barrenos geotecnicos. El mapa de clasificacion obtenido de periodos puede sobreestimar un poco algunas clasificaciones del suelo. Sin embargo, este mapa puede proveer un estimado aproximado de la velocidad de onda de corte promedio del suelo hasta una profundidad de 100 pies (30 metros).

  10. Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free = Consejos para Los Padres Sobre Como Mantener a Los Hijos Libres de La Droga.

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    Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.

    Research shows that recent trends in youth drug use have stabilized; however, the rates of use remain at high levels. It has been shown that the earlier drug use is initiated, the more likely a person is to develop drug problems later in life. Youth substance abuse may lead to many other problems that affect not only the child, but also the…

  11. NMR spectroscopy of organolithium compounds. XXVI--The aggregation behaviour of methyllithium in the presence of LiBr and LiI in diethyl ether and tetrahydrofuran.

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    Fox, Thomas; Hausmann, Heike; Günther, Harald

    2004-09-01

    1H, 6Li and 13C NMR spectroscopy were used to determine the structure of aggregates formed in mixtures of methyllithium, H3CLi, and lithium bromide and iodide in diethyl ether and tetrahydrofuran. From the chemical shifts, the signal intensity distribution and the isotope shifts observed for partially deuterated systems, it was shown that generally tetrameric structures with different halogen contents dominate. For methyllithium-lithium bromide (1:1) in THF a considerable concentration of an H3CLi-LiBr dimer was found. For the first time, deuterium-induced 6Li isotope shifts over four bonds were observed.

  12. Roads to Success in the Belgian French Community's Higher Education System: Predictors of Dropout and Degree Completion at the Université Libre De Bruxelles

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    Arias Ortiz, Elena; Dehon, Catherine

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we study the factors that influence both dropout and (4-year) degree completion throughout university by applying the set of discrete-time methods for competing risks in event history analysis, as described in Scott and Kennedy (2005). In the French-speaking Belgian community, participation rates are very high given that higher…

  13. Dynamique d'une frontière libre : un siège fascinant de morphogénèse

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    Misbah, Chaouqi; Müller-Kurmbhaar, Heiner

    Un front de solidification, dont le mouvement est limité par une simple diffusion, est le siège d'une myriade de morphogénèses statiques et dynamiques, allant d'une dendrite aux fractals, et d'un front cellulaire stationnaire au chaos spatio-temporel. Plusieurs de ces caractéristiques sont communes à une vaste liste de systèmes hors équilibre. Même l'organisation spatio-temporelle d'une population d'entités vivantes, telles que les bactéries, présente une forte similarité avec celle d'un front de croissance.

  14. Listen-Identify-Brainstorm-Reality-Test-Encourage (LIBRE) Problem-Solving Model: Addressing Special Education Teacher Attrition through a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Teacher Induction

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    Guerra, Norma S.; Hernandez, Art; Hector, Alison M.; Crosby, Shane

    2015-01-01

    Special education teacher attrition rates continue to challenge the profession. A cognitive-behavioral problem-solving approach was used to examine three alternative certification program special education teachers' professional development through a series of 41 interviews conducted over a 2-year period. Beginning when they were novice special…

  15. Listen-Identify-Brainstorm-Reality-Test-Encourage (LIBRE) Problem-Solving Model: Addressing Special Education Teacher Attrition through a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Teacher Induction

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    Guerra, Norma S.; Hernandez, Art; Hector, Alison M.; Crosby, Shane

    2015-01-01

    Special education teacher attrition rates continue to challenge the profession. A cognitive-behavioral problem-solving approach was used to examine three alternative certification program special education teachers' professional development through a series of 41 interviews conducted over a 2-year period. Beginning when they were novice special…

  16. Effects of lifestyle intervention in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers on nutrition, BMI, and physical fitness (LIBRE study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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    Kiechle, Marion; Engel, Christoph; Berling, Anika; Hebestreit, Katrin; Bischoff, Stephan C; Dukatz, Ricarda; Siniatchkin, Michael; Pfeifer, Katharina; Grill, Sabine; Yahiaoui-Doktor, Maryam; Kirsch, Ellen; Niederberger, Uwe; Enders, Ute; Löffler, Markus; Meindl, Alfons; Rhiem, Kerstin; Schmutzler, Rita; Erickson, Nicole; Halle, Martin

    2016-07-29

    Women with highly penetrant BRCA mutations have a 55-60 % lifetime risk for breast cancer and a 16-59 % lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer. However, penetrance differs interindividually, indicating that environmental and behavioral factors may modify this risk. It is well documented that the risk for sporadic breast cancer disease can be modified by changing lifestyle factors that primarily include physical activity, dietary habits, and body weight. It can thus be hypothesized that the modification of these lifestyle factors may also influence the incidence and progression of cancer in BRCA mutation carriers. This multicenter, interdisciplinary, prospective, two-armed, randomized (1:1) controlled trial aims to enroll a minimum of 600 BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers to partake in either a lifestyle intervention or usual care. The study primarily aims to demonstrate an improvement of nutritional behavior (adherence to the Mediterranean diet), body mass index, and physical fitness. Furthermore, the effects on quality of life, stress coping capacity, breast cancer incidence, and mortality will be investigated. The intervention group (IG) will receive a structured lifestyle intervention over 12 months, whereas the control group (CG) will only receive information regarding a healthy lifestyle. During the first 3 months, women in the IG will receive structured, individualized, and mainly supervised endurance training with a minimum of 18 MET-h physical activity per week and nutrition education based on the Mediterranean diet. Over the following 9 months, IG monthly group training sessions and regular telephone contacts will motivate study participants. The CG will receive one general training session about healthy nutrition in accordance with the recommendations of the German Society of Nutrition (standard of care in Germany) and the benefits of regular physical activity on health status. At randomization and subsequent time points (3 and 12 months), cardiopulmonary fitness will be assessed by spiroergometry, and nutritional and psychological status will be assessed by validated questionnaires, interviews, and clinical examinations. As data on the role of lifestyle intervention in women with a hereditary risk for breast and ovarian cancer are currently lacking, this study will be of major importance from a scientific, as well as a practical advice viewpoint. It will investigate the optimal strategy to improve physical fitness, nutritional status, and psychological factors such as quality of life, perceived stress, optimism, as well as incidence and outcome of cancer in this selected group of women at high risk. If the study indicates a positive long-term outcome, a structured lifestyle intervention program could be added to health care prevention strategies for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02516540 . Registered on 22 July 2015.

  17. Confidence Intervals for Omega Coefficient: Proposal for Calculus.

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    Ventura-León, José Luis

    2017-07-14

    La confiabilidad es entendida como una propiedad métrica de las puntuaciones de un instrumento de medida. Recientemente se viene utilizando el coeficiente omega (ω) para la estimación de la confiabilidad. No obstante, la medición nunca es exacta por la influencia del error aleatorio, por esa razón es necesario calcular y reportar el intervalo de confianza (IC) que permite encontrar en valor verdadero en un rango de medida. En ese contexto, el artículo plantea una forma de estimar el IC mediante el método de bootstrap para facilitar este procedimiento se brindan códigos de R (un software de acceso libre) para que puedan realizarse los cálculos de una forma amigable. Se espera que el artículo sirva de ayuda a los investigadores de ámbito de salud.

  18. [Healthy life expectancy in older adults with social security].

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    Rodríguez-Ábrego, Gabriela; Ramírez-Sánchez, Teresita Jesús; Torres-Cosme, José Luis

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: El envejecimiento poblacional incrementa la prevalencia de enfermedades crónicas. Esta morbilidad incide en los niveles de mortalidad relativamente altos y tiene efectos discapacitantes. Los indicadores clásicos de salud —esperanza de vida al nacer y tasa bruta de mortalidad— se complementan con la esperanza de vida libre de discapacidad (EVLD), cuya ventaja es la estandarización de los conceptos, las fuentes de información y los métodos de cálculo. En esta investigación se estima la esperanza de vida saludable en población adulta mayor con seguridad social en México. MÉTODOS: la esperanza de vida se estimó a partir del análisis de la mortalidad y construcción de tablas de vida de la población derechohabiente del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Se utilizó el método de Chiang y se modificó la tabla de vida ajustada por la prevalencia de discapacidad mediante el método de Sullivan. Se resaltó el análisis de la esperanza de vida saludable, esperanza de vida libre de discapacidad y esperanza de vida con discapacidad en el adulto mayor.

  19. BODY COMPOSITION CHANGES DURING A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TREATMENT PROGRAMME IN OVERWEIGHT ADOLESCENTS: EVASYON STUDY.

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    De Miguel-Etayo, Pilar; Moreno, Luis A; Santabárbara, Javier; Bueno, Gloria; Martín-Matillas, Miguel; Zapatera, Belén; Azcona-San Julián, Cristina; Marti, Amelia; Campoy, Cristina; Marcos, Ascensión; Garagorri, Jesús M

    2015-12-01

    Introducción: el principal objetivo de las intervenciones de pérdida de peso es disminuir la masa grasa manteniendo la masa libre de grasa. Objetivo: evaluar la efectividad de una intervención multidisciplinar en la composición corporal de adolescentes con sobrepeso, evaluados mediante diferentes métodos de composición corporal. Material y métodos: la intervención fue multidisciplinar sobre el estilo de vida, aplicada durante 13 meses. Los participantes eran adolescentes entre 13 y 16 años con sobrepeso y obesidad. Los adolescentes (n = 156; 54,8% mujeres) fueron evaluados mediante antropometría, absorciometría dual de rayos X y pletismografía por desplazamiento de aire. Todas las mediciones se realizaron al inicio, a los 2 y a los 13 meses. Se aplicaron análisis de la covarianza de medidas repetidas y la corrección de Bonferroni. Se realizó la imputación de las medidas antropométricas. Resultados: se logró una alta disminución significativa en el índice de masa grasa en los hombres después de 2 y 13 meses de intervención, según antropometría (1,16 y 1,56 kg/m2, respectivamente), absorciometría de rayos X (1,51 y 1,91 kg/m2) y pletismografía (2,13 y 2,44 kg/m2). Por otra parte, el mantenimiento a corto y largo plazo de la grasa y libre de grasa en el índice de masa fue observado por absorciometría de rayos X en las mujeres (0,94 y 0,68 kg/m2). Conclusión: la intervención multidisciplinar sobre estilo de vida tiene un impacto favorable en la masa grasa corporal y el índice de masa libre de grasa, así como en la relación cintura-altura, durante 13 meses de intervención en adolescentes con sobrepeso y obesidad.

  20. The Investigation of Mass Transfer in the Karasu Karstic Aquifer, Konya, Turkey

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    Ozdemir, Adnan; Nalbantcilar, Tahir

    2002-09-01

    In this study, the changes in the chemical composition of the groundwater along a flow path were examined by using the water samples collected from unconfined, semi-confined and confined parts of the Karasu karstic aquifer. It was determined that transport of bicarbonate, calcium, and magnesium was dominant in unconfined and semi-confined parts of the aquifer, whereas calcite and dolomite precipitate in the confined parts. On the other hand, gypsum dissolution is present in all parts of the aquifer. In addition, the computed saturation indices explain the occurrences and precipitation of travertines in the Goksu Valley, which is the discharge area for the aquifer. Résumé. Les modifications de la composition chimique de l'eau souterraine le long d'un axe d'écoulement ont été étudiées à partir d'échantillons prélevés dans les parties libres, semi-captives et captives de l'aquifère karstique de Karasu. On a mis en évidence que le transport de carbonate, de calcium et de magnésium est prépondérant dans les parties libres et semi-captives de l'aquifère, alors que la calcite et la dolomite précipitent dans les parties captives. En outre, la dissolution du gypse se produit dans toutes les parties de l'aquifère. Par ailleurs, les indices de saturation calculés rendent compte de l'existence et de la précipitation des travertins dans la vallée du Göksu, qui est la zone de décharge de cet aquifère. Resumen. En este estudio, se han examinado los cambios de composición química en las aguas subterráneas a lo largo de una línea de corriente mediante el análisis de muestras recogidas en partes libres, semiconfinadas y cautivas del acuífero cárstico de Karasu. Se ha determinado que el transporte de bicarbonato, calcio y magnesio es dominante en las zonas libres y semiconfinadas, mientras que la calcita y la dolomita precipitan en las zonas confinadas. Por otro lado, la disolución de yesos ocurre en todo el ámbito del acuífero. Además, los

  1. Neurobiología del autismo y TDAH mediante técnicas de neuroimagen: divergencias y convergencias

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    Proal, Erika; Olvera, Jorge González; Blancas, Aurea S.; Chalita, Pablo J.; Castellanos, F. Xavier

    2013-01-01

    En el área clínica algunos síntomas del trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH), se presentan en los pacientes con trastorno del espectro autista (TEA). Se ha demostrado que existen alteraciones en circuitos cerebrales que impactan en fallas cognitivas y de comportamiento específicas de cada uno de estos trastornos. Sin embargo, han sido poco estudiados los correlatos cerebrales que hay detrás tanto de las similitudes como de las diferencias sintomatológicas. En la presente revisión se analizaron los estudios meta-analíticos existentes estructurales y funcionales en TDAH y TEA. Por un lado, se observaron convergencias en circuitos como el dorsal atencional, de funciones ejecutivas, visual, somatomotor y circuito de activación por defecto. Estas similitudes posiblemente explican las manifestaciones comórbidas entre los trastornos como la falla en la integración de información, motricidad fina y procesos atencionales específicos. Por otro lado, específicamente en el TDAH se observan déficits en el circuito de recompensa y ventral atencional, sistemas involucrados en la medición de efectos de reforzamiento y monitoreo atencional. En TEA los circuitos más afectados fueron los implicados en procesos de cognición social y lenguaje. En conclusión, existen correlatos neuronales en TEA que explican las manifestaciones clínicas tanto convergentes como divergentes presentes en TDAH. PMID:23897144

  2. Una prueba empírica de generadores de nümeros pseudoaleatorios mediante un proceso de decaimiento exponencial

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    Coronel-Brizio, H. F.; Hernández-Montoya, A. R.; Jiménez-Montaño, M. A.; Mora-Forsbach, L. E.

    2007-10-01

    Empirical tests for pseudorandom number generators based on the use of processes or physical models have been successfuly used and are considered as complementary to theoretical test of randomness. In this work a statistical methodology for evaluating the quality of pseudorandom number generators is presented. The method is illustrated in the context of the so-called exponential decay process, using some pseudorandom number generators commonly used in physics.

  3. IDEA: Ensenanza de romances espanoles mediante la musica y el arte (IDEA: Teaching Spanish "Romances" Through Music and Art).

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    Garcia Glick, Beatriz

    1999-01-01

    Terrell's natural approach suggests that such interactive activities as music and art induce and improve student communication in language learning. Explanation of the method's steps uses the poem "Abenamar" as an example. The teacher first presents the work in historical context, then reads the work accompanied by visual aids, then…

  4. Estudio de factibilidad para la detección de planetas extrasolares mediante tránsitos

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    Petrucci, R.; González, J. F.; Jofré, E.

    We present an analysis to evaluate the possibility of detec-ting planetary transits with the HSH telescope located in CASLEO. To determine the pho- tometric precision of this instrument, we repeatedly observed two stellar fields belonging to IC 4651 and NGC 6281 clusters. We made aperture and PSF photometry for both fields and concluded that the second technique is the more precise. We calculated the S/N of each object and determined that atmospheric extinction variations and other instrumental problems are the main factors that limit the precision for stars brighter than V=13. Finally, the results indicate that it is possible to use this instrument to detect "Hot Jupiters" and low amplitude variables (V = 0.01). FULL TEXT IN SPANISH

  5. Estrellas Be: diagnóstico del medio circunestelar mediante líneas de H del IR cercano

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    Granada, A.; Arias, M. L.; Cidale, L. S.; Mennickent, R. E.

    We describe the behavior of the IR emission lines that appear in the K and L band spectra of Be stars and discuss the physical properties of the circum- stellar envelopes based on the classification scheme proposed by Mennick- ent et al. (2009). We found that for stars of Group I, Pfund and Humphreys lines form in an optical thick region, while for Group II stars, Humphreys lines form in optically thinner regions. The transition between Groups I and II could be interpreted in terms of the evolution of the circumstellar disc. FULL TEXT IN SPANISH

  6. Formación de estrellas deficientes en hidrógeno mediante flashes tardíos del helio

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    Miller Bertolami, M. M.

    This manuscript briefly describes the PhD thesis of the author. The aim of this thesis is the study of the formation and evolution of hydrogen deficient stars as a consequence of late helium flashes. These flashes lead either to the dilution or burning of the remaining hydrogen in the star, thus leading to stars with photospheric hydrogen deficiencies. FULL TEXT IN SPANISH

  7. IDEA: Ensenanza de romances espanoles mediante la musica y el arte (IDEA: Teaching Spanish "Romances" Through Music and Art).

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    Garcia Glick, Beatriz

    1999-01-01

    Terrell's natural approach suggests that such interactive activities as music and art induce and improve student communication in language learning. Explanation of the method's steps uses the poem "Abenamar" as an example. The teacher first presents the work in historical context, then reads the work accompanied by visual aids, then…

  8. Cálculo del esfuerzo ideal de metales nobles mediante primeros principios en la dirección <100>

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    Bautista-Hernández, A.; López-Fuentes, M.; Pacheco-Espejel, V.; Rivas-Silva, J. F.

    2005-04-01

    We present calculations of the ideal strength on the < 100 > direction for noble metals (Cu, Ag and Au), by means of first principles calculations. First, we obtain the structural parameters (cell parameters, bulk modulus) for each studied metal. We deform on the < 100 > direction calculating the total energy and the stress tensor through the Hellman-Feynman theorem, by the relaxation of the unit cell in the perpendicular directions to the deformation one. The calculated cell constants differ 1.3 % from experimental data. The maximum ideal strength are 29.6, 17 and 19 GPa for Cu, Ag and Au respectively. Meanwhile, the calculated elastic modulus are 106 (Cu), 71 (Ag), and 45 GPa (Au) and are in agreement with the experimental values for polycrystalline samples. The values of maximum strength are explained by the optimum volume values due to the atomic radius size for each element.

  9. Biodégradation des cyanures libres par le champignon Fusarium solani: relation avec le pH et la distribution des espèces cyanurées en solution

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    Dumestre, Alain; Bousserrhine, Noureddine; Berthelin, Jacques

    1997-07-01

    Free cyanide biodégradation by Fusarium solani, a fungi isolated from cyanide-contaminated soils. involves a cyanide hydrolyzing enzyme. cyanide hydratase (EC 4.2.1.66). This enzyme specifically seems to convert cyanhydric acid (HCN) to formamide but not the cyanide ion (CN -). Hence. the rate of free cyanide biodégradation is a function of the equilibrium HCN/CN - in solution. A better understanding of cyanide hydratase properties allows the definition of optimal conditions of F.solani biodégradation activity. and the proposition of a biological treatment of cyanide-contaminated alkaline soils and effluents.

  10. [A comparison of the performances between healthy older adults and persons with Alzheimer's disease on the Rey auditory verbal learning test and the Test de rappel libre/rappel indicé 16 items].

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    Drolet, Valérie; Vallet, Guillaume T; Imbeault, Hélène; Lecomte, Sarah; Limoges, Frédérique; Joubert, Sven; Rouleau, Isabelle

    2014-06-01

    The aim of this research was to compare the performances of healthy elderly (n=40) and individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD, n=40) on the RL/RI 16, a French adaptation of the Free and cued selective reminding test (FCSRT) and on the Rey auditory verbal learning test (RAVLT). These two verbal episodic memory tests are frequently used in clinical practice in French-speaking populations. Results showed that the RAVLT demonstrated a slightly better sensitivity and sensibility than the RL/RI 16. The RAVLT allowed to classify participants of the two groups without any overlap. Moreover, no floor effect was observed in the RAVLT in AD and ceiling effects were less pronounced in normal controls that in the RL/RI 16. Results observed in the RL/RI 16 showed important ceiling effects and a decline in performance on free recall throughout trials in AD patients. Nonetheless, the latter tool was less sensitive to recency effects than the RAVLT and may thus provide a more realistic view of the long-term memory performance of these patients. The semantic cues provided in the RL/RI 16 appeared to increase intrusions in AD whereas the interference list in the RAVLT was the first source of false recognitions in both healthy elderly and AD. In conclusion, this paper demonstrates both the advantages and disadvantages of these two tools in the evaluation of episodic memory in elderly with and without cognitive deficits.

  11. Modelo Pedagogico de Educacion Primaria para Adultos: Manual para el Asesor de Estudiantes Libres. Primera Parte (A Pedagogical Model for Adult Primary Education: Manual for the Student Advisor. Part One).

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    Instituto Nacional para la Educacion de los Adultos, Mexico City (Mexico).

    This guide, part of a Mexican series of instructional materials, is intended for advisors of students participating in an adult education program offered through public and private organizations in communities in Mexico. The first part of the program comprises Spanish and math; the second, education for family life, education for community life,…

  12. Postirradiation electron transfer vs differential radical decay in X-irradiated DNA and its mixtures with additives. Electron spin resonance spectroscopy in LiBr glass at low temperatures.

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    Pal, Chandrima; Hüttermann, Jürgen

    2006-08-03

    Free radical formation in DNA and in colyophilized mixtures of DNA with the additives mitoxantrone and riboflavin was monitored after X-ray irradiation in frozen aqueous glasses (7 M LiBr/D2O) at 77 K by electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. Specifically, the postirradiation time course at 77 K of the respective free radical intensity residing on DNA or on the additive was probed in order to test the hypothesis of electron transfer from DNA, e.g., to mitoxantrone after irradiation under these conditions (e.g., Messer, A.; Carpenter, K.; Forzley, K.; Buchanan, J.; Yang, S.; Razskazovskii, Y.; Cai, Z.; Sevilla, M. D. J. Phys. Chem. B 2000, 104, 1128). For both additives, different additive loadings and irradiation doses were employed. The observed relative change in contributions of DNA and of additive radical components to the experimental spectra with time could be ascribed, for both additives, unequivocally to independent, differential fading of component radicals. Transfer from DNA to the additive, e.g., by electron tunneling as proposed before could be ruled out to occur by a detailed, quantitative analysis of the experimental spectra using reconstruction techniques. Additional studies were performed with the nucleotides TMP and dCMP and its mixtures with mitoxantrone in order to describe the time course in systems which are expected to behave independently; the results supported the conclusions arrived at from the analysis of the DNA/additive system. A model was proposed to describe the postirradiation radical fading mechanisms which involve liberation of radiation-induced matrix-trapped defects with time. It was assumed that these defects are ESR-mute and react with radicals by net radical destruction. Some experimental observations are presented concerning influence of temperature and of the matrix on the fading processes. These seem to argue in favor of such a model although a detailed, quantitative description is still not possible.

  13. Représentativité de l'échantillonnage géochimique et hydrodynamique en nappe libre du milieu semi-aride (Reliability of geochemical and hydrodynamic sample in a semi-arid water table)

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    Favreau, G.; Leduc, C.; Marlin, C.

    2000-11-01

    This paper evaluates the reliability of the geochemical and hydrodynamic sampling in a phreatic aquifer of semi-arid Africa. These remarks are based on a dense network and on detailed data collected for about ten years in the Continental Terminal water table near Niamey, Niger. The natural potentiometric fluctuations are seasonal (up to 6 m during the rainy season) and interannual (up to 10 m since the 1960s). Hydrodynamic measurements can be disturbed by artificial flooding into the wells (20% of the network) and by domestic drawings (up to 2 m of lowering). Geochemical characteristics can vary seasonally: isotopic modifications and salinity increase near recharge areas, with more stability further away. They can also vary artificially in wells because of their large opening towards the open air. Artifical increases of salinity of one order of magnitude and contaminations of 14C activities of up to 20 pmC occur in some wells by atmospheric dust inputs or organic matter which was has fallen into the well. In conclusion, some recommendations are given for a representative sampling in semi-arid phreatic aquifers.

  14. MedlinePlus: Articles about MedlinePlus

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    ... user interface: studies of design challenges and opportunities. J Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2014 Dec ... N. Analysis of user messages to MedlinePlus.gov. J Med Libr Assoc [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2014 Dec ...

  15. [Influence of sport practice and physical exercise on anthropometric indicators and weight satisfaction in men university students: a pilot study].

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    Telleria-Aramburu, Nerea; Sánchez, Celia; Ansotegui, Laura; Rocandio, Ana M; Arroyo-Izaga, Marta

    2014-10-03

    Introducción: Los jovenes universitarios presentan en general niveles bajos de actividad fisica, lo que podria repercutir en su peso y composicion corporal y en el conocimiento y aceptacion de su propio cuerpo. Objetivo: Evaluar el estado de peso y la composicion corporal, asi como la autopercepcion y satisfaccion con el peso corporal en universitarios, y analizar la influencia de la actividad fisico-deportiva sobre estas variables. Métodos: La muestra estuvo formada por 62 estudiantes varones con una edad media de 20,7+/-1,7 anos. La practica de deporte y/o ejercicio fisico en el tiempo libre se analizo mediante cuestionario. El estado de peso y la composicion corporal se evaluaron mediante antropometria. Tambien se registraron datos de peso autodeclarado y deseado, y de talla autodeclarada. Las medidas de peso real, autodeclarado y deseado se utilizaron para estimar la autopercepcion y satisfaccion con el peso. El analisis estadistico se realizo con el programa SPSS version 22.0. Resultados: El 17,7% de los participantes presentaba sobrepeso y el 6,5% bajo peso. El 45,2% tenia un gasto por el deporte y/o ejercicio fisico ≤ 3.000 kcal/semana y el 32,3% > 3.000 kcal/semana. La autopercepcion y satisfaccion con el peso fue mejor en el grupo que practicaba deporte y/o ejercicio fisico a razon de ≤ 3.000 kcal/semana, que en aquellos que no practicaban ningun ejercicio fisico o deporte (P < 0,05). Conclusión: La practica regular de actividad fisicodeportiva moderada esta relacionada con una mejor percepcion y satisfaccion con el peso corporal, en comparacion con el sedentarismo. Deberia aprovecharse el periodo de estudios universitarios para fomentar la practica de ejercicio fisico-deportivo, empleando los recursos o activos con los que cuenta la Universidad.

  16. The influence of body composition on quality of life of patients with breast cancer.

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    Porciúncula Frenzel, Aline; Aberici Pastore, Carla; González, Maria Cristina

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: Los cambios no deseados en la composición corporal, así como el impacto de éstos en la calidad de vida de esta población, han sido poco investigados. Objetivo: Evaluar el rol de la composición corporal en la calidad de vida, y el impacto de la quimioterapia en ambos, en mujeres con cáncer de mama. Métodos: Se evaluaron prospectivamente las mujeres con cáncer de mama en una cohorte de pacientes sometidos a quimioterapia. La composición corporal se estimó mediante la impedancia bioeléctrica. La calidad de vida se evaluó mediante el cuestionario de calidad de vida de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Resultados: Se evaluaron 70 mujeres, de las cuales el 77 y 73% tuvieron inicialmente sobrepeso y exceso de grasa corporal, respectivamente. Se observó un aumento significativo en la masa libre de grasa (p < 0,001), el índice de masa corporal (P = 0,03) y el peso (p = 0,02), mientras que la calidad de vida se mantuvo igual durante el período. Por otra parte, las mujeres con exceso de grasa corporal, mostraron una puntuación general de salud inicial significativamente menor, en comparación con aquellas con grasa corporal normal (p = 0,02). Conclusiones: La quimioterapia ha demostrado ser un inductor potencial del incremento de peso en esta población. Destacamos la importancia de nuevas investigaciones sobre el impacto de la acumulación de grasa corporal en la calidad de vida de estas mujeres.

  17. Can a Pb/SCIFI calorimeter survive the SSC

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    Hertzog, D.W.; Hughes, S.A.; Reimer, P.E.; Tayloe, R.L. ); Johnson, K.F. ); Majewski, S.; Zorn, C.; Zorn, M. )

    1990-01-01

    A scintillating fiber based electromagnetic calorimeter module built from radiation-hard materials has been tested in a beam capable of delivering both low and high currents of monoenergetic electrons. Energy resolution and light output measurements were made following high-dose exposures. The procedure was repeated until the resolution of the detector decreased from an initial value of 6.9%{radical}E to 14.0%{radical}E and the pulse height dropped by a factor of 11. After four weeks, the detector was retested. Partial recovery was observed in the light output which returned to approximately 52% of its original value. The resolution recovered to a value of 8.8%{radical}E. The tests are described. 9 refs., 4 figs.

  18. Effects of radiation on carbapenems

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    Tepe, Semra; Polat, Mustafa; Korkmaz, Mustafa

    In the present work, effects of gamma radiation on solid meropenem trihydrate (MPT), which is the active ingredient of carbapenem antibiotics, were investigated by electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. Irradiated MPT presents an ESR spectrum consisting of many resonance peaks. Heights measured with respect to the spectrum baseline of these resonance peaks were used to explore the evolutions of the radicalic species responsible for the experimental spectrum under different conditions. Variations of the denoted 11 peak heights with microwave power, sample temperature and applied radiation doses and decay of the involved radicalic species at room and at high temperatures were studied. On the basis of the results derived from these studies, a molecular model consisting of the presence of four different radicalic species was proposed, and spectroscopic parameters of these species were calculated through spectrum simulation calculations. The dosimetric potential of MPT was also explored and it was concluded that MPT presents the characteristics of normal and accidental dosimetric materials.

  19. Extracción de conocimiento en bases de datos astronómicas mediante redes de neuronas artificiales: aplicaciones en la misión Gaia

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    Fustes Villadóniga, Diego

    2014-02-01

    In the so-called IT era, the capabilities of data acquisition systems have increased to such an extent that it has become difficult to store all the information they produce, and analyse it. This explosion of data has recently appeared in the field of Astronomy, where an increasing number of objects are being observed on a regular basis. An example of this is the upcoming Gaia mission, which will pick up multiple properties of a billion stars, whose information will have a volume of approximately a petabyte. The analysis of a similar amount of information inevitably requires the development of new data analysis methods to extract all the knowledge it contains. This thesis is devoted to the development of data analysis methods to be integrated in the Gaia pipeline, such that knowledge can be extracted from the data collected by the mission. In order to analyze the data from the Gaia mission, the European Space Agency organized the Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) which is composed of hundreds of scientists and engineers. DPAC is divided into eight Coordination Units (CUs). This thesis is dedicated to algorithm development in CU8, which is responsible for source classification and astrophysical parameters (AP) estimation. Methods based on Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) are developed to perform the tasks related to two different work packages in CU8: the GSP-Spec package (GWP-823), and the OA package (GWP-836). The GSP-Spec package is responsible for estimating stellar APs by means of the Radial Velocity Spectrograph (RVS) spectrum. This work presents the development of one of the GSP-Spec modules, which is based on the application of feed-forward ANNs. A methodology is described, based on the optimization of genetic algorithms and aimed at obtaining an optimal set of configuration parameters for the ANN in each case, depending on the signal to noise ratio (SNR) in the RVS spectrum and on the type of star to parameterize. Furthermore, in order to improve the AP estimates, wavelet signal processing techniques, applied to the RVS spectrum, are studied. Despite the effectiveness shown by ANNs in estimating APs, in principle they lack the ability to provide an uncertainty value on these estimates, making it impossible to determine their reliability. Because of this, a new architecture for the ANN is presented in which the inputs and outputs are reversed, so that the ANN estimates the RVS spectrum from the APs. Such an architecture is called Generative ANN (GANN) and is applied to the AP estimation of a set of simulated RVS spectra for the Gaia mission, where it is more effective than the conventional ANN model, in the case of faint stars with low SNR. Finally, the GANN can be applied for obtaining the posterior probability of each of the APs according to the RVS spectrum, allowing for their more complete analysis. Given the nature of the Gaia mission, which is the first astronomical mission that will observe, in an unbiased way, the entire sky up to magnitude 20, a large number of outliers are expected. The OA package in CU8 handles the processing of this type of objects, which are defined as those that could not be reliably classified by the methods in the upstream classification packages. OA methods are based on the unsupervised learning of all outliers. Such learning has two parts: clustering and dimensionality reduction. The Self-Organizing Map (SOM) algorithm is selected as a basis for this learning. Its effectiveness is demonstrated when it is applied, with an optimal configuration, to the Gaia simulations. Furthermore, the algorithm is applied to real outliers from the SDSS catalog. Since a subsequent identification of the clusters obtained by the SOM is necessary, two different methods of identification are applied. The first method is based on the similarity between the SOM prototypes and the Gaia simulations, and the second method is based on the recovery of stored classifications in the SIMBAD catalog by cross-matching celestial coordinates. Thanks to the visualization of the SOM planes, and to both methods of identification, it is possible to distinguish between valid observations and observational artifacts. Furthermore, the method allows for the selection of objects of interest for follow-up observations, in order to determine their nature.

  20. Ajuste de espectros integrados de cúmulos estelares de la Nube Mayor de Magallanes mediante el código Starlight

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    Minniti, J. H.; Vega, L. R.; Ahumada, A. V.; Clariá, J. J.

    2015-08-01

    The fit of synthetic spectra has proved to be a powerful tool for determining astrophysical parameters of stellar clusters (SCs). Such methodology is particularly useful to treat integrated spectra of extragalactic SCs. In this work, we present the results obtained by applying this technique to a sample of SCs belonging to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) observed from CASLEO, and using the starlight code. The fitting of the data was performed by means of evolutive--synthesis models of simple--stellar populations of different ages and metallicities, based on the MILESM stellar libraries. The integrated spectra of 34 SCs of the LMC were fitted in order to obtain the age and metallicity of each object. This study also presents a comparison between the properties derived from those fittings and the method of confrontation of our observations with spectral templates of well known ages.

  1. Captura de amonio procedente de estiercol mediante membranas permeables de gases (capture of ammonnia from turkey manure using gas-permeable membranes)

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    This paper, written in Spanish, describes the capture and recovery of gaseous ammonia from turkey manure using gas-permeable membranes technology with formation of stabilized ammonium salts. Bench experiments were carried out in Maryland using a pilot prototype system with turkey litter inside contr...

  2. Experiencias, Sentido y Significado de la Consejeria en Justicia Social a Nivel Universitario: Estudio de Caso Cualitativo Mediante Tres Narrativas De Consejeros Profesionales en Educacion Superior

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    Santiago Tosado, Virginia

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to understand and profoundly describe the nature of social justice practice, as is comes up from the experience of three professional counselors whose working settings are the academic arena. Detailed descriptions are presented concerning the meanings and sense of counseling for social justice, as the interviews…

  3. Desarrollo de la Escala sobre el Estigma Relacionado con el VIH/SIDA para Profesionales de la Salud mediante el uso de métodos mixtos123

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    Varas-Díaz, Nelson; Neilands, Torsten B.; Guilamo-Ramos, Vincent; Cintrón Bou, Francheska N.

    2009-01-01

    El estigma relacionado con el VIH/SIDA continúa siendo un obstáculo para la prevención primaria y secundaria del VIH. Las consecuencias para las personas que viven con la enfermedad han sido muy documentadas y continúan siendo una gran preocupación para las personas que proveen servicios de salud y para aquellas que investigan el tema. Estas consecuencias son preocupantes cuando el estigma emana de profesionales de la salud porque se puede limitar el acceso a los servicios. Uno de los principales obstáculos para la investigación del estigma relacionado con el VIH en Puerto Rico es la falta de instrumentos cuantitativos para evaluar las manifestaciones del estigma entre profesionales de la salud. El objetivo principal de este estudio fue desarrollar y probar las propiedades psicométricas de una escala sobre el estigma relacionado con el VIH/SIDA culturalmente apropiada para personas que proveen servicios de salud puertorriqueñas y desarrollar una versión corta de la escala que pudiera usarse en escenarios clínicos con tiempo limitado. El instrumento desarrollado estuvo basado en evidencia cualitativa recopilada entre profesionales y estudiantes de profesiones de la salud puertorriqueños/as (n=80) y administrado a una muestra de 421 profesionales de la salud en adiestramiento. La escala contenía 12 dimensiones del estigma relacionado con el VIH/SIDA. El análisis cuantitativo corroboró 11 de ellas, teniendo como resultado un instrumento con validez y confiabilidad satisfactoria. Estas dimensiones, a su vez, fueron subcomponentes de un factor de estigma general superior. PMID:20333258

  4. Experiencias, Sentido y Significado de la Consejeria en Justicia Social a Nivel Universitario: Estudio de Caso Cualitativo Mediante Tres Narrativas De Consejeros Profesionales en Educacion Superior

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    Santiago Tosado, Virginia

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to understand and profoundly describe the nature of social justice practice, as is comes up from the experience of three professional counselors whose working settings are the academic arena. Detailed descriptions are presented concerning the meanings and sense of counseling for social justice, as the interviews…

  5. [The role of diffusion tensor imaging in the pre-surgical study of temporal lobe epilepsy].

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    Garcia-Pallero, M A; Torres, C V; Manzanares-Soler, R; Camara, E; Sola, R G

    2016-12-16

    Introduccion. La imagen por tensor de difusion (DTI) es una tecnica no invasiva que puede ser utilizada para evaluar la integridad de la sustancia blanca cerebral. Objetivo. Investigar la utilidad de la DTI en pacientes con epilepsia del lobulo temporal (ELT) y ver su relacion con la lateralizacion del foco epileptogeno en estos pacientes. Pacientes y metodos. Se analizan 11 pacientes diagnosticados de ELT segun el protocolo de evaluacion prequirurgica de nuestra unidad de epilepsia, y libres de crisis a los dos años de la realizacion de una lobectomia temporal mas amigdalohipocampectomia (tecnica de Spencer). Como parte de su estudio preoperatorio, se realiza una resonancia magnetica cerebral de 1,5 T con secuencia de tensor de difusion y se estudian, mediante un analisis basado en voxel, las diferencias en la conectividad entre el hemisferio intervenido y el contralateral. Resultados. Comparado con el hemisferio contralateral, se observo una reduccion de la anisotropia fraccional estadisticamente significativa (p < 0,05) en el cuerpo calloso, el cingulo, el fasciculo longitudinal superior, las radiaciones talamicas anteriores, la capsula interna, los nucleos ventral lateral y pulvinar del talamo, el fasciculo frontooccipital inferior, el fasciculo uncinado, el fasciculo longitudinal inferior y el giro parahipocampal ipsilaterales al foco epileptogeno. Conclusiones. La caracterizacion de las anormalidades en la conectividad de la sustancia blanca cerebral, a traves de la DTI en pacientes con ELT, puede tener un valor importante para la lateralizacion del foco epileptogeno en la evaluacion prequirurgica. Serian necesarios estudios con un numero mas elevado de pacientes para confirmar estos resultados.

  6. [Usefulness of electronic drug registers: Spanish register of patients treated with fingolimod (Gilenya ®)].

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    Fernández, Óscar; Rodríguez-Antigüedad, Alfredo; Oreja-Guevara, Celia; Garcia-Garcia, Margarida; Montalban, Xavier

    2014-01-16

    Introduccion. Se describe el diseño de un registro electronico de los pacientes con esclerosis multiple que inician tratamiento con fingolimod en España, que se plantea como una herramienta para monitorizar su manejo en la practica clinica habitual que permita optimizar su uso. Objetivos. Conocer el perfil de los pacientes con esclerosis multiple en tratamiento con fingolimod y determinar la efectividad y seguridad de este tratamiento en la practica clinica habitual. Desarrollo. Se establece un registro observacional, retrospectivo y prospectivo, multicentrico, que estara activo durante cinco años. Participaran 40 neurologos de España. Se incluiran pacientes tratados con fingolimod que cumplan los criterios de seleccion. Las variables de efectividad que se evaluaran son: la discapacidad medida mediante la escala ampliada del estado de discapacidad, la tasa de brotes, las lesiones captantes de gadolinio en secuencia T1 y las lesiones nuevas en secuencia T2, y el porcentaje de pacientes libres de actividad y aquellos que requieran tratamientos concomitantes. Las variables de seguridad que se evaluaran son: la tasa de pacientes que presenten acontecimientos y reacciones adversas, respectivamente, analizandose separadamente aquellos que se presenten tras la primera dosis o relacionados con el plan de manejo del riesgo de fingolimod, y la tasa de abandonos del tratamiento. Conclusiones. Los nuevos farmacos de reciente comercializacion requieren mayor informacion acerca de su efectividad y seguridad, mas alla del entorno controlado de un ensayo clinico. Las iniciativas de registros electronicos como el registro Gilenya son la solucion para dar respuesta a dicha necesidad, proporcionando informacion en el menor tiempo posible acerca del manejo mas adecuado para conseguir su uso mas optimo y eficiente posible.

  7. Calibración del retardo ionosférico en observaciones astrométricas y geodésicas a partir de observaciones GPS

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    Brunini, C.; Kleusberg, A.; Arias, E. F.; de Biasi, M. S.

    Los parámetros astrométricos y geodésicos de precisión se determinan hoy mediante la observación con técnicas espaciales (VLBI, GPS y LSR). Las técnicas VLBI y GPS operan en la banda de microondas y en ella la ionósfera terrestre es dispersiva. Las señales que provienen de las radiofuentes y de los satélites atraviesan la ionósfera, donde el índice de refracción difiere de la unidad en una cantidad que es proporcional a la densidad de electrones libres e inversamente proporcional al cuadrado de la frecuencia de la onda portadora. Actualmente el International GPS Service for Geodynamics (IGS) mantiene operacional una red global integrada por más de 50 estaciones equipadas con receptores GPS de alta performance; las observaciones diarias son accesibles a los usuarios mediante ftp. La posibilidad de utilizar estas observaciones en un monitoreo continuo de la ionósfera fue señalada por diversos autores, razón por la cual en los últimos años se ha invertido un significativo esfuerzo en la producción de mapas ionosféricos regionales y globales. En el presente trabajo se utilizan 28 estaciones cuyas observaciones mapean la mayor parte de la ionósfera global. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran la posibilidad de obtener mapas ionosféricos globales con una resolución de medio día y con una precisión de (1.5 nseg (rms)). Dichos mapas proveen valores medios globales para el intervalo ajustado. Los residuos del ajuste por mínimos cuadrados constituyen una señal a partir de la cual pueden estudiarse mejor las variaciones geográficas de la ionósfera y las componentes estadísticas de su variación temporal.

  8. EFFECT ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND HANDGRIP STRENGTH BY DYNAMOMETRY OF AN ENTERAL SPECIFIC SUPLEMENTS WITH BETA-HYDROXY-BETA-METHYLBUTYRATE AND VITAMIN D IN ELDERLY PATIENTS.

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    De Luis, Daniel Antonio; Izaola, Olatz; Bachiller, Pablo; Perez Castrillon, Jose

    2015-07-01

    Objetivo: el objetivo de nuestro estudio fue investigar el efecto sobre la fuerza y la calidad de vida de una fórmula enteral específica enriquecida con HMBD y vitamina D en pacientes de edad avanzada. Métodos: se realizó un estudio de una rama abierto. La evaluación de la situación nutricional incluyó mediciones de peso, talla, índice de masa corporal (kg/m2) y bioimpedancia. La fuerza se midió mediante dinamometría. La calidad de vida se evaluó mediante el cuestionario SF 36. Se midieron los niveles de albúmina, prealbúmina, transferrina y 25-OH vitamina D. Todos estos parámetros se registraron en el momento basal y después de 12 semanas de intervención nutricional. Resultados: los pacientes fueron divididos en dos grupos por el porcentaje medio de la mejoría de peso (3,4%); grupo 1 (porcentaje < 3,4%) y el grupo 2 (porcentaje > 3,4%). En el grupo 1, los pacientes mostraron una mejoría en los niveles de prealbúmina y vitamina D. En el grupo 2, los pacientes mostraron una mejoría del índice de masa corporal, peso, masa grasa, masa libre de grasa, prealbúmina, niveles de vitamina D, dominio físico del SF 36, dominio de la salud general del SF 36 y la fuerza de prensión. El consumo de la fórmula enriquecida fue mayor en el grupo 2 que en el grupo 1 [grupo 1: 1,25 + 0,78 unidades/día (1,81 +/- 0,9 g por día de HMBD) vs. grupo 2: 1,86 + 0,82 unidades/día (2,79 +/- 1,1 g diarios de HMBD)]. Conclusiones: los pacientes ancianos con una pérdida de peso anterior y con un alto consumo de una fórmula enriquecida en HMBD y vitamina D tuvieron una mejoría significativa en parámetros antropométricos, bioquímicos, fuerza de prensión y calidad de vida.

  9. On a Semi-Coercive Quasi-Variational Inequality.

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    1980-06-01

    Roma, Italy. 2Departement de Mathematique , C.P.214, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1050 Bruxl~e BA~q~um, sponsored by the United States Army under...di Roma, 00100 Roma, Italy. 2 Departement de Mathematique , C.P.214, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, sponsored by the United

  10. Surface Tension Characteristics of Aqueous Lithium Bromide Solution with Alcoholic Surfactant

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    Sasaki, Naoe; Ogawa, Kiyoshi

    At present, the combination of aqueous lithium bromide (LiBr) solution as an absorbent and water as a refrigerant have widely been used as the working fluid for absorption refrigerating machines. In order to obtain absorption enhancement of water vapor into the LiBr solution by Marangoni convection, an alcoholic surfactant is being added in the LiBr solution. In that case, the surface tension of the LiBr solution with the surfactant plays an important role for the vapor absorption. In this study, the surface tensions of the LiBr solution with several alcoholic surfactants such as 1-butanol, 1-hexanol, 2-ethyl-1-butanol, 2-methyl-1-pentanol, 1-heptanol, 1-octanol and 2-ethyl-1-hexanol were measured by Wilhelmy plate method. As a result, the surface tensions of 50 wt% LiBr solution with several surfactants were obtained over the LiBr solution temperature range from 298 K to 318 K and the surfactant concentration range from 0 to 104 ppm by mass. The measured surface tension has decreased with the increasing number of carbons included in the surfactant at constant concentration, and the surface tension has increased with the increasing temperature of 50 wt% LiBr solution. The surface tension increase of 1-octanol became greater than any other surfactant used in this work. The effective carbon number of the surfactant for the absorption enhancement was in the range from 7 to 8.

  11. Opening the Mexican Door: Continental Defense Cooperation

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    2005-09-01

    Mexicana de Acción Frente al Libre Comercio (RMALC) La Neta – Proyecto Emisiones: Espacio Virtual, Hazardous Waste Management in the United States...Frente al Libre Comercio (RMALC) La Neta – Proyecto Emisiones: Espacio Virtual. Hazardous Waste Management in the United States – Mexico Border States

  12. Evaporation for Lithium Bromide Aqueous Solution in a Falling Film Heater under Reduced Pressures

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    Matsuda, Akira; Ide, Tetsuo; Yukino, Keiji

    Experiments on evaporation for water and lithium bromide (LiBr) aqueous solution were made in a externally heated wetted-wall column under reduced pressures. For water, evaporation rate increased slightly as feed rate decreased. The heat transfer coefficients of falling film agreed with those for filmwise condensation. For LiBr solution, evaporation rate decreased and outlet temperature of LiBr solution increased as feed rate decreased. The equations of continuity, diffusion and energy which assume that only water moves to the surface and LiBr doesn't move through falling film of LiBr solution were solved numerically. Calculated values of evaporation rate and outlet temperature of solution agreed with experimental results. The results of this work were compared with pool boiling data reported previously, and it was shown that falling film heater is superior to pool boiling heater concerning heat transfer.

  13. The Impact of Conferencing Assessment on EFL Students' Grammar Learning (Impacto de la evaluación mediante conferencias en el aprendizaje de la gramática en estudiantes de inglés como lengua extranjera)

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    Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Zarghami, Zahra

    2012-01-01

    This article reports on a study that was carried out in order to examine the impact of conferencing assessment on students' learning of English grammar. Forty-two Iranian intermediate university students were randomly assigned to an experimental and a control group. The participants in the experimental group took part in four individual and four…

  14. Self-Access Language Learning: Students' Perceptions of and Experiences within This New Mode of Learning (Aprendizaje de idiomas mediante la modalidad de autoacceso: percepciones y experiencias de los estudiantes)

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    Herrera Díaz, Luz Edith

    2012-01-01

    With the aim of fostering autonomy in learning, both innovations, the self-access centre and the mode of learning derived from it, were adopted in the context of the study (Language Centre in the University of Veracruz, Mexico). Based on a case study, I have adopted a qualitative perspective to do this research, which aimed to know how the…

  15. "La Evaluacion de la Actuacion Oral de los Hispanoparlantes Bilingues Mediante las Directrices de ACTFL (Evaluation of the Oral Presentation of the Bilingual Spanish Speaking Professionals by Moderators of the ACTFL).

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    Alonso, Esther

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the validity of a rating scale created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages for the purpose of measuring the oral language proficiency of bilingual professionals who are speakers of English and Spanish. Notes that this scale measures various levels of competence and features of an individual's speech. (14…

  16. El rol de Ia colaboracion y el Modelo de Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos (ABPr) mediante el lente de la Teoria de Actividad (CHAT): un estudio de caso con estudiantes de 9no grado

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    Delgado, Isabel C.

    Los modelos de eensenanza y aprendizaje constructivistas conceptualizan el aprendizaje como un proceso activo. El modelo de Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos (ABPr) se distingue por una serie de componentes, entre los cuales se destaca el aspecto colaborativo y cooperativo como un reto al momento de su implantacion. Son pocas las investigaciones que se concentran en este aspecto del modelo. En este estudio, se analizaron las diversas interacciones que surgen durante la implantacion de una unidad curricular sobre el tema de Geologia de Puerto Rico, la cual se diseno con el modelo ABPr cuyo enfoque es orientacion a proyectos. Particularmente, se examinaron las interacciones sociales que surgen entre los pares y entre pares y docente durante el proceso de planificacion y desarrollo de los productos finales, al igual que las interacciones entre los estudiantes y el material didactico en estas etapas del modelo. La investigacion es de tipo cualitativo e incorpora como diseno el estudio de caso. Las diversas interacciones constituyen la unidad de analisis. En el estudio participaron 19 estudiantes de 9no grado, a quienes se organizaron en 5 grupos colaborativos por temas de interes (Pangea, Placas tectonicas, Volcanes, Tsunamis y Terremotos). Las tecnicas que se utilizaron para recopilar los datos fueron: observaciones participativas, grupos focales y analisis de documentos (cuadernos reflexivos y respuestas de los estudiantes a la pregunta central del proyecto). Para el analisis de los datos se aplico la teoria de actividad (CHAT) que concentra la unidad de analisis en la actividad humana en un contexto particular. Los resultados del estudio senalan que las interacciones entre pares, entre pares y docente, asi como entre estudiantes y material didactico son fundamentales en el proceso de aprendizaje. Una mayor interaccion entre pares durante las etapas de planificar y desarrollar los productos finales de la unidad, promueve una mejor comprension de los conceptos de la unidad, segun evidencia los productos finales del ABPr. La interaccion con el docente es muy importante para mediar los conflictos y desacuerdos que surgen como parte de las interacciones entre pares. Por lo tanto, el uso de diversas estrategias de andamiaje por parte del docente durante las reuniones de los grupos colaborativos es esencial para el exito del modelo ABPr.

  17. Encouraging Teenagers to Improve Speaking Skills through Games in a Colombian Public School (Motivación de adolescentes para mejorar su expresión oral mediante el juego en un colegio público colombiano)

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    León, William Urrutia; Cely, Esperanza Vega

    2010-01-01

    Our project was implemented with tenth grade students of a public school located in the Usme Zone in Bogotá. We decided to develop this action research project because we were concerned about our students' difficulties when attempting to speak English. They felt inhibited with activities that involved oral interaction mainly because they were…

  18. Fostering Intercultural Communicative Competence through Reading Authentic Literary Texts in an Advanced Colombian EFL Classroom: A Constructivist Perspective (Desarrollo de la competencia comunicativa intercultural mediante la lectura de textos literarios auténticos: una perspectiva constructivista)

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    Gómez, Luis Fernando R.

    2012-01-01

    This article describes an action research experience carried out in an advanced English as a foreign language classroom of the language program at a university in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2010. The study proposes the inclusion of authentic literary texts in the English as a foreign language classroom through the implementation of four constructivist…

  19. Quantification of fecal neutrophils by MPO determination (myeloperoxidase) in patients with invasive diarrhea. Cuantificación de neutrofilos fecales mediante la determinación de MPO (Mieloperoxidasa) en pacientes con diarrea invasiva.

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    Bustos, D; Greco, G; Yapur, V; Facente, A; Di Carlo, M; Bustos, F; Dapia, L; Ascione, A; Negri, G

    2000-01-01

    Myeloperoxidase (MPO), a specific polymorphonuclear leukocyte enzyme, has been used previously to quantify the number of neutrophils in tissue. MPO activity was found to be linearly related to the number of neutrophil cells. In an attempt to use this method in leukocytes measuring in stool, fecal MPO was solubilized with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide and the MPO activity was measured by a dianisidine-H2O2 assay. Stools from 10 normal subjects and 39 patients with diarrhea produced by enteropathogenic bacteria were examined for leukocytes by MPO activity as well as microscopically using methylene blue stain, MPO activity was positive in 36 patients (92%) and leukocytes were present by microscopic observation in 30 (77%). Fecal leukocytes were not found in healthy controls and the MPO activity was undectable. Stool MPO activity had a range of from 1.6 to 2,830.0 x 10(3) UMPO per gram of feces (median 460.0). The number of neutrophils obtained through MPO activity had a range of 6.0 to 13,216.0/ mm3 (median 1,261.0). Fecal MPO activity is a simple biochemical assay for the detection and quantification of fecal leukocytes.

  20. "La Evaluacion de la Actuacion Oral de los Hispanoparlantes Bilingues Mediante las Directrices de ACTFL (Evaluation of the Oral Presentation of the Bilingual Spanish Speaking Professionals by Moderators of the ACTFL).

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    Alonso, Esther

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the validity of a rating scale created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages for the purpose of measuring the oral language proficiency of bilingual professionals who are speakers of English and Spanish. Notes that this scale measures various levels of competence and features of an individual's speech. (14…

  1. Institutional and Organizational Unconscious Theories: An Alternative Way for Explaining Challenges in Inter-Agency Cooperation

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    2012-10-01

    by Brown and Starkey as “a kind of vivid daydream that affords unreal, substitutive satisfactions.”93 It is a psychological consolation by which...6, pp.696-704. [108] Morel, Christian . (2002). Les décisions absurdes; Sociologie des erreurs radicales et persistantes, Paris: Folio essais, pp.65...67. [109] Morel, Christian . (2002), pp.152-167. [110] Morel, Christian . (2002), pp.305-319. [111] Dandridge, Thomas C. et al. (1980

  2. Engineering Review of ANCAUS/AVATAR: An Enabling Technology for the Autonomous Land Systems Program?

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    2003-12-01

    des ANCÆUS, SCV, STA ainsi que des efforts similaires commerciaux ou en source libre . L’évaluation comparative ultérieure des ANCÆUS et des...technologies commercialisées / de sources libres a révélé qu’actuellement aucun système unique ne constitue une architecture complète de système autonome de...sources libres sont plus performantes dans un contexte de véhicules multiples et qu’elles présentent un risque technique moindre. Le rapport conclut

  3. Libraries in Texas: MedlinePlus

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    ... on this page, please enable JavaScript. Amarillo Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Harrington Library of the ... bell_parrish_medical_libr.asp El Paso Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso Gallo ...

  4. Selective Cleavage of the Aryl Ether Bonds in Lignin for Depolymerization by Acidic Lithium Bromide Molten Salt Hydrate under Mild Conditions.

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    Yang, Xiaohui; Li, Ning; Lin, Xuliang; Pan, Xuejun; Zhou, Yonghong

    2016-11-09

    The present study demonstrates that the concentrated lithium bromide (LiBr) solution with acid as catalyst was able to selectively cleave the β-O-4 aryl ether bond and lead to lignin depolymerization under mild conditions (e.g., in 60% LiBr with 0.3 M HCl at 110 °C for 2 h). Four industrial lignins from different pulping and biorefining processes, including softwood kraft lignin (SKL), hardwood kraft lignin (HKL), softwood ethanol organosolv lignin (EOL), and acid corncob lignin (ACL), were treated in the LiBr solution. The molecular weight, functional group, and interunit linkages of the lignins were characterized using GPC, FTIR, and NMR. The results indicated that the β-O-4 aryl ether bonds of the lignins were selectively cleaved, and both LiBr and HCl played crucial roles in catalyzing the cleavage of the ether bonds.

  5. Is the basal area of maize internodes involved in borer resistance?

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    2011-01-01

    Background To elucidate the role of the length of the internode basal ring (LIBR) in resistance to the Mediterranean corn borer (MCB), we carried out a divergent selection program to modify the LIBR using two maize synthetic varieties (EPS20 and EPS21), each with a different genetic background. We investigated the biochemical mechanisms underlying the relationship between the LIBR and borer resistance. Selection to lengthen or shorten the LIBR was achieved for each synthetic variety. The resulting plants were analyzed to determine their LIBR response, growth, yield, and borer resistance. Results In the synthetic variety EPS20 (Reid germplasm), reduction of the LIBR improved resistance against the MCB. The LIBR selection was also effective in the synthetic variety EPS21 (non-Reid germplasm), although there was no relationship detected between the LIBR and MCB resistance. The LIBR did not show correlations with agronomic traits such as plant height and yield. Compared with upper sections, the internode basal ring area contained lower concentrations of cell wall components such as acid detergent fiber (ADF), acid detergent lignin (ADL), and diferulates. In addition, some residual 2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-(2H)-1,4-benzoxazin-3-(4H)-one (DIMBOA), a natural antibiotic compound, was detected in the basal area at 30 days after silking. Conclusion We analyzed maize selections to determine whether the basal area of maize internodes is involved in borer resistance. The structural reinforcement of the cell walls was the most significant trait in the relationship between the LIBR and borer resistance. Lower contents of ADF and ADL in the rind of the basal section facilitated the entry of larvae in this area in both synthetic varieties, while lower concentrations of diferulates in the pith basal section of EPS20 facilitated larval feeding inside the stem. The higher concentrations of DIMBOA may have contributed to the lack of correlation between the LIBR and borer resistance in

  6. Planificación Neuroquirúrgica con Software Osirix

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    Jaimovich, Sebastián Gastón; Guevara, Martin; Pampin, Sergio; Jaimovich, Roberto; Gardella, Javier Luis

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: La individualidad anatómica es clave para reducir el trauma quirúrgico y obtener un mejor resultado. Actualmente, el avance en las neuroimágenes ha permitido objetivar esa individualidad anatómica, permitiendo planificar la intervención quirúrgica. Con este objetivo, presentamos nuestra experiencia con el software Osirix. Descripción de la técnica: Se presentan 3 casos ejemplificadores de 40 realizados. Caso 1: Paciente con meningioma de la convexidad parasagital izquierda en área premotora; Caso 2: Paciente con macroadenoma hipofisario, operada previamente por vía transeptoesfenoidal en otra institución con una resección parcial; Caso 3: Paciente con lesiones en pedúnculo cerebeloso medio bilateral. Se realizó la planificación prequirúrgica con el software OsiriX, fusionando y reconstruyendo en 3D las imágenes de TC e IRM, para analizar relaciones anatómicas, medir distancias, coordenadas y trayectorias, entre otras funciones. Discusión: El software OsiriX de acceso libre y gratuito permite al cirujano, mediante la fusión y reconstrucción en 3D de imágenes, analizar la anatomía individual del paciente y planificar de forma rápida, simple, segura y económica cirugías de alta complejidad. En el Caso 1 se pudo analizar las relaciones del tumor con las estructuras adyacentes para minimizar el abordaje. En el Caso 2 permitió comprender la anatomía post-operatoria previa del paciente, para determinar la trayectoria del abordaje transnasal endoscópico y la necesidad de ampliar su exposición, logrando la resección tumoral completa. En el Caso 3 permitió obtener las coordenadas estereotáxicas y trayectoria de una lesión sin representación tomográfica. Conclusión: En casos de no contar con costosos sistemas de neuronavegación o estereotáxia el software OsiriX es una alternativa a la hora de planificar la cirugía, con el objetivo de disminuir el trauma y la morbilidad operatoria. PMID:25165617

  7. [Changes in body composition in relation to the stage of dementia in a group of institutionalized elderly].

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    Camina Martín, Ma Alicia; de Mateo Silleras, Beatriz; Carreño Enciso, Laura; de la Cruz Marcos, Sandra; Miján de la Torre, Alberto; Redondo del Río, Ma Paz

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo: Valorar el estado nutricional de un grupo de ancianos institucionalizados con demencia, analizando los cambios en la composición corporal en función de su estadío evolutivo. Método: Se ha realizado un estudio transversal en el que se valoró el estado nutricional y la composición corporal (antropometría, MNA, y bioimpedancia) en 63 ancianos institucionalizados con diagnóstico de demencia en estadíos evolutivos 5, 6 y 7 de las escalas GDS (Global Deterioration Scale) y FAST (Functional Assessment Stating). Se calcularon los índices de masa grasa (IMG) y de masa libre de grasa (IMLG). Los resultados se analizaron mediante el ANOVA de un factor y ANOVA factorial o Kruskal-Wallis, y contrastes a posteriori de Scheffé. La significación se alcanzó con p < 0,05. Resultados: La media de edad fue 80,6 (IC 95%: 78,3- 83,0; Rango: 51-95) años. Según el MNA, el 38,1% de la muestra presentaba malnutrición, el 60,3% riesgo de malnutrición, y el 1,6% normalidad nutricional. La media del índice de masa corporal fue 23,06 (22,01-24,10) kg/m2, sin diferencias significativas en función del estadío evolutivo, salvo en los paliativos (media: 19,85; IC 95%: 78,3-83,0 kg/m2). Los pacientes en estadíos GDS/FAST 5, 6 y 7 no paliativos presentan una Z-Score del IMG próxima a 0 DS, y una Z-Score del IMLG de aproximadamente -1 DS, resultados compatibles con una situación de sarcopenia. En los paliativos (GDS/FAST =?7c) ambos índices son significativamente inferiores. Conclusión: El análisis de la composición corporal debe ser incluido en la valoración del estado nutricional siempre. De lo contrario no sería posible detectar situaciones de obesidad sarcopénica, muy prevalentes en ancianos con estas características.

  8. Identification of a higher-order organozincate intermediate involved in Negishi cross-coupling reactions by mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy.

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    Hunter, Howard N; Hadei, Niloufar; Blagojevic, Voislav; Patschinski, Pascal; Achonduh, George T; Avola, Stephanie; Bohme, Diethard K; Organ, Michael G

    2011-07-04

    Negishi cross-coupling reactions were analyzed in solution by mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy to identify both the effect of LiBr as an additive as well as the purpose of 3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone (DMI) as a co-solvent. The results suggest that the main role of DMI is to facilitate a higher order bromozincate formation during the addition of LiBr.

  9. Sonoluminescing single bubble in concentrated alkali halide solutions.

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    Hayashi, Shigeo; Nozaki, Kenji; Hatanaka, Shin-ichi

    2006-12-22

    Single-bubble sonoluminescence is generated in concentrated aqueous solutions of LiBr and LiCl. The moving-bubble state, a type of unstable state in which sonoluminescence is still emitted, is observed above the stable-sonoluminescence state similarly to that in aqueous solutions of NaCl and KCl. Luminosity is increased at similar magnitudes for LiBr, LiCl, NaCl and KCl of the same concentration.

  10. Stability and Tolerance to Optical Feedback of Quantum Dot Lasers

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    2012-01-01

    Libre de Bruxelles Optique Nonlineaire Theorique Campus Plaine, C.P. 213 Bruxelles, Belgium 1050 EOARD GRANT 09-3068 Report Date...Universite Libre de Bruxelles Optique Nonlineaire Theorique Campus Plaine, C.P. 213 Bruxelles, Belgium 1050 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION... microscopically based rate equation model for QD lasers is studied mainly numerically. The model separately treats the dy- namics of electrons and holes, and the

  11. Modeling Gas Bubble Behaviour and Loading on a Rigid Target due to Close-Proximity Underwater Explosions: Comparison to Tests Conducted at DRDC Suffield

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    2010-11-01

    rayon de bulle de type champ libre, d’une cible rigide. À cette distance de sécurité, l’onde de choc et la bulle de gaz contribuent de façon...rayon de bulle de type champ libre, d’une cible rigide. À cette distance de sécurité, l’onde de choc et la bulle de gaz contribuent de façon

  12. Effect of Surfactant Supplying with Refrigerant Vapor on Absorption Enhancement

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    Gao, Hongtao; Matsuzaki, Tetsuya; Wang, Jianfeng; Hihara, Eiji

    For the absorption of water vapor into the aqueous lithium bromide solution, eight-carbon alcohol additives such as 2-ethyl-1-hexanolhave been commonly used to improve the absorption process. However, as additives six-carbon and seven-carbon alcohols were not been tested experimentally very much. In present study, absorption of water vapor into the 62 wt% LiBr solution with several six-carbon and seven carbon alcohol additives such as 4-methyl-2-pentanol, 2-ethyl-1-butanol, 1-hexanol, 2 , 4-dimethyl-3-pentanol, 4-heptanol, 2-heptanol and 1-heptanol were investigated by using a simple stagnant pool absorber. Besides using the conventional method which mixing additive into LiBr solution, vapor phase adding method was experimented. Surface tensions of aqueous LiBr solution with different surfactant also were measured by Welhelmy plate method. Absorption of water vapor into the LiBr solution with 2-ethyl-1-hexanol and 1-heptanol were also experimented in falling film absorber by vapor phase adding method. The result showed that the lower the surface tension of LiBr aqueous solution with an additive, the better the effect of absorption enhancement by the corresponding additive, and vapor phase adding method is effective for the absorption of water vapor into the LiBr aqueous solution.

  13. Experimental Observation of the Nature of Weak Chemical Bonds in Labile Compounds.

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    Hashizume, Daisuke

    2017-02-15

    Accurate single-crystal X-ray diffraction data afford a total electron density distribution for crystalline materials by employing an aspherical atomic model with comparable accuracy to that of theoretical calculations. Chemical bonds and intermolecular interactions in the crystalline state are characterized based on the electron density distribution of valence electrons, as well as structural parameters. Herein, the bonding nature of weak chemical bonds in labile compounds, such as hypervalent bonds and delocalized π-bonds, is explored on the basis of electronic structures derived from experimental electron density distribution analyses. In addition, the visualization of a radicalic orbital distribution on an sp(2) -hydridized carbon atom is demonstrated.

  14. An oxidative coupling product of luteolin with cysteine ester and its enhanced inhibitory activity for xanthine oxidase.

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    Masuda, Toshiya; Nojima, Shoko; Miura, Yukari; Honda, Sari; Masuda, Akiko

    2015-08-15

    Oxidative coupling reactions of several flavonoids with a cysteine ester (a radicalic and nucleophilic biochemical) were carried out and the abilities of the coupling products against xanthine oxidase (XO) were screened. One of the products, derived from luteolin, showed a notable inhibitory effect. A potent XO inhibitory compound was isolated from the complex mixture of the product of the coupling of luteolin and cysteine ethyl ester, and its structure was determined by NMR and MS analysis. The compound has a unique 1,4-thiazine ring unit on the luteolin B-ring and is inhibited XO 4.5 times more strongly than it did luteolin.

  15. Influence of Alpha-Beams with Energy of 30 MeV on Wave Propagation in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction

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    Artamonov, D. N.; Priselkova, A. B.; Spassky, A. V.; Trukhanov, K. A.

    2007-11-26

    The generation of leading centers was observed in an oscillatory reaction of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky type under the action of collimated radiation with high linear energy transfer. Threshold values of the absorbed dose for the generation and complete quenching of autowaves were estimated. For modeling the effect of hard ionizing radiation on the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, we proposed a modified radicalator model taking into account the interaction of reactants with {sup {center_dot}}OH radical, which is produced in the course of irradiation as a result of the radiolysis of water.

  16. Determination of dosimetric and kinetic features of gamma irradiated solid calcium ascorbate dihydrate using ESR spectroscopy

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    Tuner, H.

    2013-01-01

    Effects of gamma radiation on solid calcium ascorbate dihydrate were studied using electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. Irradiated samples were found to present two specific ESR lines with shoulder at low and high magnetic field sides. Structural and kinetic features of the radicalic species responsible for experimental ESR spectrum were explored through the variations of the signal intensities with applied microwave power, variable temperature, high-temperature annealing and room temperature storage time studies. Dosimetric potential of the sample was also determined using spectrum area and measured signal intensity measurements. It was concluded that three radicals with different spectroscopic and kinetic features were produced upon gamma irradiation.

  17. Novel Displacement Agents for Aqueous 2-Phase Extraction Can Be Estimated Based on Hybrid Shortcut Calculations.

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    Kress, Christian; Sadowski, Gabriele; Brandenbusch, Christoph

    2016-10-01

    The purification of therapeutic proteins is a challenging task with immediate need for optimization. Besides other techniques, aqueous 2-phase extraction (ATPE) of proteins has been shown to be a promising alternative to cost-intensive state-of-the-art chromatographic protein purification. Most likely, to enable a selective extraction, protein partitioning has to be influenced using a displacement agent to isolate the target protein from the impurities. In this work, a new displacement agent (lithium bromide [LiBr]) allowing for the selective separation of the target protein IgG from human serum albumin (represents the impurity) within a citrate-polyethylene glycol (PEG) ATPS is presented. In order to characterize the displacement suitability of LiBr on IgG, the mutual influence of LiBr and the phase formers on the aqueous 2-phase system (ATPS) and partitioning is investigated. Using osmotic virial coefficients (B22 and B23) accessible by composition gradient multiangle light-scattering measurements, the precipitating effect of LiBr on both proteins and an estimation of both protein partition coefficients is estimated. The stabilizing effect of LiBr on both proteins was estimated based on B22 and experimentally validated within the citrate-PEG ATPS. Our approach contributes to an efficient implementation of ATPE within the downstream processing development of therapeutic proteins.

  18. The Correlation of Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer Experimental Data for Vertical Falling Film Absorption

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    Keyhani, M; Miller, W A

    1999-11-14

    Absorption chillers are gaining global acceptance as quality comfort cooling systems. These machines are the central chilling plants and the supply for cotnfort cooling for many large commercial buildings. Virtually all absorption chillers use lithium bromide (LiBr) and water as the absorption fluids. Water is the refrigerant. Research has shown LiBr to he one of the best absorption working fluids because it has a high affinity for water, releases water vapor at relatively low temperatures, and has a boiling point much higher than that of water. The heart of the chiller is the absorber, where a process of simultaneous heat and mass transfer occurs as the refrigerant water vapor is absorbed into a falling film of aqueous LiBr. The more water vapor absorbed into the falling film, the larger the chiller's capacity for supporting comfort cooling. Improving the performance of the absorber leads directly to efficiency gains for the chiller. The design of an absorber is very empirical and requires experimental data. Yet design data and correlations are sparse in the open literature. The experimental data available to date have been derived at LiBr concentrations ranging from 0.30 to 0.60 mass fraction. No literature data are readily available for the design operating conditions of 0.62 and 0.64 mass fraction of LiBr and absorber pressures of 0.7 and 1.0 kPa.

  19. Developing Item Response Theory-Based Short Forms to Measure the Social Impact of Burn Injuries.

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    Marino, Molly; Dore, Emily C; Ni, Pengsheng; Ryan, Colleen M; Schneider, Jeff C; Acton, Amy; Jette, Alan M; Kazis, Lewis E

    2017-09-06

    To develop self-reported short forms for the LIBRE Profile. Participants were selected for inclusion in the short forms based upon the item parameters of discrimination and average difficulty. Test information function, as well as floor and ceiling effects, were evaluated for both the full item bank and the short forms. Participants were recruited were from the Phoenix Society (a support network for burn survivors), peer support networks, social media, and mailings. 601 burn survivors over 18 years of age in North America. none MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The LIBRE-Profile RESULTS: Ten-item short forms were developed to cover the six LIBRE Profile scales: Relationships with Family & Friends, Social Interactions, Social Activities, Work & Employment, Romantic Relationships, and Sexual Relationships. Ceiling effects were ≤15% for all scales; floor effects were all <1%. The marginal reliability of the short forms ranged from 0.85-0.89. The LIBRE Profile-Short Forms demonstrated credible psychometric properties. The short form version provides a viable alternative to administering the LIBRE Profile when resources do not allow for computer/internet access. The full item bank, Computerized Adaptive Test, and short forms are all scored along the same metric and therefore scores are comparable regardless of mode of administration. Copyright © 2017 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Modeling of Liquid Film along Absorber Cylinders in an Absorption Chiller

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    Suzuki, Hiroshi; Yamanaka, Tomofumi; Nagamoto, Wataru; Sugiyama, Takahide

    A two-dimensional liquid film model of LiBr solution falling along absorber cylinders has been studied to obtain boundary conditions for computing vapor flow in the absorber-evaporator of an absorption chiller. The model was established based on the assumptions that LiBr concentration and temperature profiles in the liquid film obey the third order polynomial expressions. It was indicated that mass flux and absorbed heat on the liquid surface can be calculated with simple numerical computations on the present analytical model. The overall heat transfer coefficient and total absorbed mass per second calculated with the present liquid film model was compared with experimental data for validation. The results calculated with the present model showed good agreement with the experimental data. Then, it was concluded the present model was useful enough for determining surface conditions on the LiBr liquid film around absorber cylinders.

  1. R&D of Absorption Heat Pump System Using New Working Fluid To Utilize Treated Sewage Water

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    Nishiyama, Noriyuki; Fujikura, Kikutaro; Wakimizu, Hiroki; Kaneko, Toshiyuki; Yamazaki, Shiguma; Izu, Masaya

    The absorption heat pump system has been developed to utilized treated sewage water from the view point of environmental protection and energy conservation. The development has two step. Conventional LiBr solution is used at the first step, the new working fluid with higher solubility and lower viscosity is used to imprve the efficiency of absorption heat pump at the second step. The first report says the search for the new working fluid and the performance of absorption heat pump concerned with the second step. LiBr, LiI, LiCl, LiNO3, solution was selected as the new working fluid. The absorption heat pump using the new working fluid was tested and better results were obtained by comparision with LiBr solution.

  2. Highly water-absorbing silk yarn with interpenetrating network via in situ polymerization.

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    Lee, Ka I; Wang, Xiaowen; Guo, Xia; Yung, Ka-Fu; Fei, Bin

    2017-02-01

    Silk was modified via in situ polymerization of two monomers acrylamide and sodium acrylate by swelling in an effective LiBr dissolution system. Swelling of natural silks in LiBr solutions of low concentration was clearly observed under optical microscope, and their conformational changes were revealed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Dissolution tests and FTIR spectra of these modified silks suggested the presence of interpenetrating network of polyacrylamide and poly(sodium acrylate) in the silk yarns. These modified silks exhibited superior water absorption to that of raw silk and greatly improved mechanical properties in both dry and wet states. These novel modified silks also showed low cytotoxicity towards skin keratinocytes, having potential applications in biomedical textiles. This modification method by in situ polymerization after swelling in LiBr provides a new route to highly enhance the properties and performance of silk for various applications.

  3. Communication: An unusual halogen-bonding motif: the LiBr···BrF dimer as a model system.

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    McDowell, Sean A C; Joseph, Jerelle A

    2012-11-07

    A stable complex, LiBr···BrF, is predicted in which the negative Br atom of LiBr is anchored to the Br atom of BrF by a halogen bond, while the positively charged Li atom interacts with the lone pair electron density on the Br atom of BrF in a direction roughly perpendicular to the halogen bond. As far as we are aware, this is the first reported instance of an atom of one diatomic molecule (Br of BrF) being bonded to two different, oppositely charged atoms (Li and Br) of another diatomic molecule (LiBr). Other less stable dimers of LiBr and BrF were predicted and compared with this novel complex.

  4. catena-Poly[[(N,N-di-methyl-cyanamide-κN)lithium]-μ3-bromido].

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    Xie, Qianwen; Tong, Hongbo; Zhou, Meisu

    2014-02-01

    The title complex, [LiBr(C3H6N2)] n , is the unexpected product of a reaction beteween (Dipp)N(Li)SiMe3 (Dipp = 2,6-diiso-propyl-phen-yl), Me2NCN and CuBr. The compound is a one-dimensional polymer with a step structure derived from the association of inversion dimers, formed by bromido ligands bridging two Li(+) cations, each of which carries a di-methyl-cyanamide ligand. The planar (LiBr)2 unit of the polymer core has a regular rhombic shape [Li-Br-Li 77.55 (16)° and Br-Li-Br 102.45 (16)°]. These (LiBr·NCNMe2)2 dimers represent the repeat unit of a polymer system propagated by additional Br-Li and Li-Br bonds generating an infinite step structure along the a-axis direction.

  5. ESR Study on Irradiated Ascorbic Acid Single Crystal

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    Tuner, H.; Korkmaz, M.

    2007-04-23

    Food irradiation is a 'cold' process for preserving food and has been established as a safe and effective method of food processing and preservation after more than five decades of research and development. The small temperature increase, absence of residue and effectiveness of treatment of pre-packed food are the main advantages. In food industry, ascorbic acid and its derivatives are frequently used as antioxidant agents. However, irradiation is expected to produces changes in the molecules of food components and of course in the molecules of the agents added as preservation agents such as ascorbic acid. These changes in the molecular structures could cause decreases in the antioxidant actions of these agents. Therefore, the radiation resistance of these agents must be known to determine the amount of radiation dose to be delivered. Electron spin resonance (ESR) is one of the leading methods for identification of intermediates produced after irradiation. ESR spectrum of irradiated solid powder of ascorbic acid is fairly complex and determinations of involved radical species are difficult. In the present work, single crystals of ascorbic acid irradiated by gamma radiation are used to determine molecular structures of radiation induced radicalic species and four radicalic species related in pair with P21 crystal symmetry are found to be responsible from experimental ESR spectrum of gamma irradiated single crystal of ascorbic acid.

  6. Results from an iron-proportional tube calorimeter prototype.

    SciTech Connect

    Schoessow, P.

    1998-02-03

    We have studied the energy resolution of a prototype gas tracking calorimeter in a test beam at Fermilab as part of the detector development program for the MINOS long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. The calorimeter consisted of 25 layers of 1.5 inch thick steel plates interleaved with planes of aluminum proportional tubes. The tube cells are square, with 0.9 cm edges and open tops. Cathode strips were used for read out transverse to the wire cells. The tubes operated with a nonflammable gas mixture of 88% CO{sub 2}, 9.5% isobutane and 2.5% argon which gave an operating range of >500 V (limited by the electronics). We read out the wire signals on the tubes and in some configurations the cathode stripe as well. We studied positrons, pions and muons over a momentum range of 2.5-30 GeV/c and achieved energy resolutions of about 40%/{radical}E for EM and 71%/{radical}E for hadronic showers.

  7. Identification and dosimetric features of γ-irradiated cefadroxil by electron spin resonance

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Aydaş, Canan; Polat, Mustafa; Korkmaz, Mustafa

    2008-01-01

    In the present work, electron spin resonance (ESR) identification of γ-irradiated cefadroxil monohydrate (CM), duricef capsule (DC) and duricef suspension (DS) and their potential use as normal and/or accidental dosimetric materials were investigated in the dose range of 1-25 kGy. Although unirradiated samples did not exhibit any ESR signals, irradiated samples were observed to present ESR spectra with many resonance lines originating from radiation induced radical or radicals. Dose-response curves associated with the resonance peak heights of CM ( I1, I2) and DS ( I3, I4, I5, I6) were found to follow linear and power functions of applied radiation dose, respectively. Simulation calculations were performed to determine the structure and spectral parameters of the radiation-induced radicalic species involved in the formation of experimental ESR spectrum of CM using, as input, the room temperature signal intensity data obtained for a sample irradiated at dose of 10 kGy. Kinetic behaviors and activation energies of the radicalic species were also calculated using the data obtained from annealing studies performed at five different temperatures. The presence of detectable signal intensities even after a storage period of 100 days was considered as providing an opportunity in the discrimination of irradiated CM and DS from unirradiated ones. Basing on room temperature signal intensity decay and dose-response data, it was concluded that CM and DS present the features of a good dosimetric material.

  8. ESR Study on Irradiated Ascorbic Acid Single Crystal

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tuner, H.; Korkmaz, M.

    2007-04-01

    Food irradiation is a ``cold'' process for preserving food and has been established as a safe and effective method of food processing and preservation after more than five decades of research and development. The small temperature increase, absence of residue and effectiveness of treatment of pre-packed food are the main advantages. In food industry, ascorbic acid and its derivatives are frequently used as antioxidant agents. However, irradiation is expected to produces changes in the molecules of food components and of course in the molecules of the agents added as preservation agents such as ascorbic acid. These changes in the molecular structures could cause decreases in the antioxidant actions of these agents. Therefore, the radiation resistance of these agents must be known to determine the amount of radiation dose to be delivered. Electron spin resonance (ESR) is one of the leading methods for identification of intermediates produced after irradiation. ESR spectrum of irradiated solid powder of ascorbic acid is fairly complex and determinations of involved radical species are difficult. In the present work, single crystals of ascorbic acid irradiated by gamma radiation are used to determine molecular structures of radiation induced radicalic species and four radicalic species related in pair with P21 crystal symmetry are found to be responsible from experimental ESR spectrum of gamma irradiated single crystal of ascorbic acid.

  9. [Fingolimod: effectiveness and safety in routine clinical practice. An observational, retrospective, multi-centre study in Galicia].

    PubMed

    Pato-Pato, A; Midaglia, L; Costa-Arpin, E; Rodriguez-Regal, A; Puy-Nunez, A; Rodriguez-Rodriguez, M; Lopez-Real, A; Llaneza-Gonzalez, M A; Garcia-Estevez, D A; Moreno-Carretero, M J; Escriche-Jaime, D; Aguado-Valcarcel, M L; Munoz, D; Prieto, J M; Lorenzo-Gonzalez, J R; Amigo-Jorrin, M C

    2016-09-05

    Introduccion. La efectividad y seguridad del fingolimod en pacientes con esclerosis multiple remitente recurrente (EMRR) se demostro en ensayos clinicos. Sin embargo, por las limitaciones de estos, es importante saber como se comporta en condiciones de practica clinica habitual. Asi, el objetivo de este estudio es evaluar la efectividad y seguridad del fingolimod despues de 12 meses de uso en la practica clinica en Galicia. Pacientes y metodos. Estudio retrospectivo y multicentrico (n = 8) de pacientes con EMRR y tratados con una o mas dosis de fingolimod, 0,5 mg/dia. Se evaluo la efectividad –tasa anualizada de brotes (TAB), cambio en la puntuacion de la escala expandida del estado de discapacidad (EDSS), porcentaje de pacientes libres de brotes, libres de progresion de discapacidad y libres de actividad en resonancia– para el total de pacientes y segun tratamiento previo. Se evaluo la seguridad a partir del porcentaje de pacientes que discontinuaron y que presentaron efectos adversos. Resultados. Despues de 12 meses de uso, el fingolimod redujo un 87% la TAB (de 1,7 a 0,23; p < 0,0001) y, en consecuencia, un 81% de pacientes estuvo libre de brotes. La puntuacion de la EDSS disminuyo un 9%. Un 91% de pacientes estuvo libre de progresion de discapacidad y un 72%, libre de actividad en resonancia. En el 43% de los pacientes no se evidenciaron signos de la actividad de la enfermedad. La mayoria de los beneficios del fingolimod difirieron segun el tratamiento previo. Alrededor de un tercio de los pacientes comunicaron efectos adversos, pero solo el 2% discontinuo debido a ellos. Conclusiones. La mayoria de los resultados de efectividad de los ensayos clinicos del fingolimod se observa durante los 12 primeros meses de tratamiento en la practica clinica. Se observo un mejor perfil de seguridad al comunicado en los ensayos clinicos.

  10. Exploring Reflective Teaching through Informed Journal Keeping and Blog Group Discussion in the Teaching Practicum (Exploración de la enseñanza reflexiva en la práctica docente a través de la escritura informada de diarios y de discusiones grupales mediante "blogs")

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Insuasty, Edgar Alirio; Zambrano Castillo, Lilian Cecilia

    2010-01-01

    This article reports the findings of a study which examined how student teachers could be empowered as more reflective practitioners through journal keeping and blog group discussions. It was carried out with six student teachers who developed their practicum over six months. Data were collected through journals, blogs, metaphors, conferences and…

  11. New Educational Environments Aimed at Developing Intercultural Understanding while Reinforcing the Use of English in Experience-Based Learning (Nuevos entornos educativos destinados a desarrollar la comprensión intercultural y a reforzar el uso del inglés mediante el aprendizaje basado en experiencias)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bruguier, Leonard R.; Greathouse Amador, Louise M.

    2012-01-01

    New learning environments with communication and information tools are increasingly accessible with technology playing a crucial role in expanding and reconceptualizing student learning experiences. This paper reviews the outcome of an innovative course offered by four universities in three countries: Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Course…

  12. Improving Eleventh Graders' Reading Comprehension through Text Coding and Double Entry Organizer Reading Strategies (Mejoramiento de la comprensión lectora de estudiantes de grado once mediante las estrategias de lectura de codificación de texto y organizador de doble entrada)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mahecha, Rocío; Urrego, Stella; Lozano, Erika

    2011-01-01

    In this article we report on an innovation project developed with a group of eleventh graders at a public school in Bogotá. Its aim was to encourage students to improve reading comprehension of texts in English. It was conducted taking into account students' needs, interests and level of English. To do it, we implemented two reading strategies:…

  13. ShipMo3D Version 3.0 User Manual for Computing Ship Motions in the Time and Frequency Domains

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-01-01

    permettent de modéliser un navire en manœuvre libre et en eau calme ou dans les vagues. SM3DBuildSeaway construit des modèles de voie maritime à trajet...manœuvrant libre- ment en eau calme ou dans une voie maritime modélisée. Plusieurs applications du logiciel ShipMo3D font des prévisions des mouvements de...utilisateur connexes pour la prévision des mouvements de navires en eau calme et dans les vagues. Les prévisions des mouvements sont disponibles dans le

  14. Ab initio study of collective excitations in a disparate mass molten salt.

    PubMed

    Bryk, Taras; Klevets, Ivan

    2012-12-14

    Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations and the approach of generalized collective modes are applied for calculations of spectra of longitudinal and transverse collective excitations in molten LiBr. Dispersion and damping of low- and high-frequency branches of collective excitations as well as wave-number dependent relaxing modes were calculated. The main mode contributions to partial, total, and concentration dynamic structure factors were estimated in a wide region of wave numbers. A role of polarization effects is discussed from comparison of mode contributions to concentration dynamic structure factors calculated for molten LiBr from ab initio and classical rigid ion simulations.

  15. Corrosion of carbon steels, stainless steels, and titanium in aqueous lithium bromide solution

    SciTech Connect

    Guinon, J.L.; Garcia-Anton, J.; Perez-Herranz, V. . Dept. de Ingenieria Quimica y Nuclear); Lacoste, G. )

    1994-03-01

    Effects of lithium bromide (LiBr) concentration, pH, temperature, exposure time, and the action of some inhibitors on corrosion of several carbon (C) steels, stainless steels (SS), and a titanium (Ti) alloy were studied. Corrosion rates were determined by the polarization resistance method and compared to rates determined by weight-loss measurements. Pitting potentials (E[sub p]) were evaluated in neutral LiBr solution and with different inhibitors. Pit density and average pit depth depended on the metal tested, with lowest values for Ti, the next lowest values for type 316 SS (UNS S31600), and the highest values for UNS G41350 tempered steel.

  16. Espectroscopía de Microondas en Jets Supersónicos

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Alonso, J. L.; López, J. C.; Lesarri, A.; Blanco, S.; Sanz, M. E.; Mata, S.; Cocinero, J. E.; Sánchez, R.

    Complejos con Enlace de Hidrógeno. El entorno de bajas temperaturas de una expansión supersónica es un excelente laboratorio para estudiar el comportamiento conformacional de los complejos con enlace de hidrógeno. Nuestro grupo ha observado por vez primera enlaces de hidrógeno axial y ecuatorial en los complejos de tetrahidropirano, sulfuro de pentametileno y sulfuro de trimetileno con HCl y HF [1-6] generados en las expansiones adiabáticas en He, Ne o Ar y caracterizados por espectroscopía de microondas con transformadas de Fouier. Existe controversia a la hora de considerar a las interacciones C-H\\cdotsO como enlaces de hidrógeno o como simples interacciones de van der Waals. Las interacciones C-H\\cdotsO han sido estudiadas en el dímero del dimetil eter generado en la expansión supersónica y caracterizado por espectroscopía de microondas [7]. Estas interacciones se han analizado en los complejos formados entre los alcanos sustituidos del trifluorometano y difluorometano con oxirano [8] caracterizándose la existencia de interacciones C-F\\cdotsH-C que contribuyen a la estabilización de estos complejos. Ablación Láser: Estructura de Aminoácidos. Los aminoácidos poseen puntos de fusión elevados (>200oC) y se presentan en fases condensadas como formas dipolares (+H3N-CH(R)-COO-) distintas de las neutras de las cadenas polipéptidas. Con el fin de obtener la estructura de estas formas neutras es necesario experimentar en fase gas, en un entorno libre de interacciones como el de una expansión supersónica. Para solventar el problema de su baja presión de vapor, se ha diseñado un nuevo instrumento que combina la espectroscopía de microondas en jet supersónicos con técnicas de ablación láser [9] que evita los métodos de vaporización por calentamiento que conducen a la descomposición de los aminoácidos. Diversos confórmeros de los aminoácidos naturales de la prolina [10], valina [11], cis- y trans- hidroxiprolina, serina, cisteina, ldots

  17. Flutter Analysis of a Two-Dimensional Airfoil Containing Structural Nonlinearities.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-05-01

    ou divergente . Des 6tudes de cas sont men6es A partir de divers param~tres de profil d’aile et de diverses valeurs de pr~charge et de jeu libre. On...possibles, soit: oscillation amortie, oscillation A amplitude limI~ et oscillation divergente . La limite d’a6ro~lasticit6 divergente est pratiquement

  18. United States Intervention in Panama: The Battle Continues

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-02-11

    Rebuilding Country Outlined." Panama City: FBIS-LAT-90-240. Circuito RPC Radio 13 December 1990, p. 17. . "Several Radios Receive Alleged Coupists’ Calls...LAT-90-240 Circuito RPC Television, 12 December 1990. p. 22. . "Endara Confirms Solis in Post." Panama City: ACAN, FBIS-LAT-91-001. Critica Libre, I

  19. Ada Compiler Validation Summary Report: Certificate Number: 920509S1. 11259 Alenia Aeritalia and Selenia S.p.A DACS VAX/VMS to 80x86 PM MARA Ada Cross Compiler, Version 4.6 Microvax 4000/200 => MARA

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-01-01

    INTERFACE exc. non ADA ------- v codice ADA exception ADA AH A AI .1 I sistema operativo exc. non ADA ------- - fig. 1- Function Exception Handling is...ASSIGN/NOLOG MYSYSoGRA ADA286_GRAPH $ ASSIGN/NOLOG NODALELABORATION.LNK NODAL ELABORATION $ ADA286/LINK/ LIBR -=MY ALB.ALB/OFD-[ ] / TEMPLATE

  20. Transforming the Colombian Army During the War on Terrorism

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-03-15

    respect the law. Nestor Hernando Parra in his book Entre la Democracia y la Barbarie stated that those who don’t respect human rights and freedom put...Entre la Democracia y la Barbarie , Bogotá: Editorial Aire Libre, 2003. 11 These are places located where the FARC attacked the Army and produced

  1. Modeling and Synthesis Methods for Retrofit Design of Submarine Actuation Systems. Energy Storage for Electric Actuators

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-12-15

    1983. [73] E. Rossingnal and J. L. Hennolter, “Kinematical and dynamical control of robotic ma- nipulators,” tech. rep., Universite Libre de Bruxelles...The error G vector for Za(s) is given by, Gerror = [ 1.5235 0.8543 0.0972 0.0026 ]T The order of magnitude drop between the second and third entries

  2. Are Dropout and Degree Completion in Doctoral Study Significantly Dependent on Type of Financial Support and Field of Research?

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    van der Haert, Margaux; Arias Ortiz, Elena; Emplit, Philippe; Halloin, Véronique; Dehon, Catherine

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the determinants of "time to dropout" from doctoral studies and "time to PhD completion" are studied using a discrete-time competing risks survival analysis for a sample of 3092 doctoral candidates from the Université libre de Bruxelles. Not surprisingly, results show that students supported with research…

  3. Off-The-Shelf and Free Software Technologies for Spacecraft Control & Command: An Example, Balloon-Borne Stabilised Gondolas

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-07-13

    informatiques sol, du logiciel libre et, avant tout du langage Ada, car ce sont des solutions ouvertes, standard, puissantes, peu coûteuses et pérennes Après...Tardieu – http://www.rfc1149.net/devel/adasockets [CNESBAL] CNES Balloons website – http://ballons.cnes.fr/ [EAST] EAST : langage de description de

  4. Performance Analysis and Optimization of the Winnow Secret Key Reconciliation Protocol

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    modern computational resources. They are also generally inefficient for transmitting large messages due to time and/or energy constraints. However...SPIE 5436. Nguyen, K.-C. (2002). Extension des Protocoles de Réconciliation en Cryptographie Quantique. Masters thesis . Université Libre de

  5. Are Dropout and Degree Completion in Doctoral Study Significantly Dependent on Type of Financial Support and Field of Research?

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    van der Haert, Margaux; Arias Ortiz, Elena; Emplit, Philippe; Halloin, Véronique; Dehon, Catherine

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the determinants of "time to dropout" from doctoral studies and "time to PhD completion" are studied using a discrete-time competing risks survival analysis for a sample of 3092 doctoral candidates from the Université libre de Bruxelles. Not surprisingly, results show that students supported with research…

  6. Phosphate functionalized graphene with tunable mechanical properties.

    PubMed

    Goods, John B; Sydlik, Stefanie A; Walish, Joseph J; Swager, Timothy M

    2014-02-01

    The synthesis of a covalently modified graphene oxide derivative with exceptional and tunable compressive strength is reported. Treatment of graphene oxide with triethyl phosphite in the presence of LiBr produces monolithic structures comprised of lithium phosphate oligomers tethered to graphene through covalent phosphonate linkages. Variation of the both phosphate content and associated cation produces materials of various compressive strengths and elasticity.

  7. Palladium/Copper-Cocatalyzed Oxidative Amidobrominations of Alkenes.

    PubMed

    Chen, Xiao Yun; Bohmann, Rebekka Anna; Wang, Long; Dong, Shunxi; Räuber, Christoph; Bolm, Carsten

    2015-07-13

    In the presence of LiBr, a palladium/copper combination catalyzes dehydrogenative amidobrominations of acrylates with NH-sulfoximines, leading to N-vinylated products by dual NH/CH coupling, followed by oxidative enamide bromination. Mechanistically, the domino process is proposed to involve palladium(II) species as key intermediates. First synthetic applications of the products have been demonstrated.

  8. Mechanical Properties of Robust Ultrathin Silk Fibroin Films

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-01-01

    extracted from the cocoons prior to sericin removal in order to avoid contamination of the fibroin protein. Silk fibers were prepared as previously...the glue-like sericin proteins. The extracted silk fibroin was dissolved in 9.3 M LiBr solution at 60 °C for 4 h, yielding a 20 wt % solution. The

  9. Preguntas frecuentes SmokefreeTXT | Smokefree Español

    Cancer.gov

    Reciba gratuitamente estímulos para dejar de fumar, consejos y recomendaciones 24 horas al día, los 7 días de la semana en su celular con SmokefreeTXT en Español. Envíe LIBRE al 47848 para suscríbirse.

  10. JPRS Report Science & Technology Japan

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-10-25

    Louvain Cenrto de Biologia Molecular , Facultad de Ceincias C-X, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Former President, St. John’s College Universite Libre...Instituto di Fisiologia del Centn Nervosi Instituto di Biologia Cellulare, CNR Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo Director, National...Secretariat, Medical Research Council Deputy Director, Medical Research Council/Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Administrative Secretary

  11. Noise from Tip Vortex and Bubble Cavitation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-03-01

    composantes spectrales. la directivit6 et la forme d’onde des sons dans le champ lointain en conditions correspondant essentiellement an champ libre, jusqu...disappeared completely, leaving only bubble cavitation. A small amount of huil , vortex cavitation also was present at speeds above 1300 rpm. The final

  12. Lithium disulfide battery

    DOEpatents

    Kaun, Thomas D.

    1988-01-01

    A negative electrode limited secondary electrochemical cell having dense FeS.sub.2 positive electrode operating exclusively on the upper plateau, a Li alloy negative electrode and a suitable lithium-containing electrolyte. The electrolyte preferably is 25 mole percent LiCl, 38 mole percent LiBr and 37 mole percent KBr. The cell may be operated isothermally.

  13. NACRE Update and Extension Project

    SciTech Connect

    Aikawa, Masayuki; Arnould, Marcel; Takahashi, Kohji; Arai, Koji; Utsunomiya, Hiroaki

    2006-04-26

    NACRE, the 'nuclear astrophysics compilation of reaction rates', has been widely utilized in stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis studies since its publication in 1999. We describe here the current status of a Konan-Universite Libre de Brussels (ULB) joint project that aims at its update and extension.

  14. [Pol Gérard, the "general" morphologist].

    PubMed

    Louryan, S

    2008-01-01

    Pol Gérard (1886-1961) was professor of histology and pathology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Because of numerous stays in Congo, he acquired a significant competence in the field of tropical medicine. The great diversity and quality of his scientific work makes him an outstanding personality of our faculty.

  15. A Computer Simulation Using Spreadsheets for Learning Concept of Steady-State Equilibrium

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    Sharda, Vandana; Sastri, O. S. K. S.; Bhardwaj, Jyoti; Jha, Arbind K.

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we present a simple spreadsheet based simulation activity that can be performed by students at the undergraduate level. This simulation is implemented in free open source software (FOSS) LibreOffice Calc, which is available for both Windows and Linux platform. This activity aims at building the probability distribution for the…

  16. Palabras clave SmokefreeTXT | Smokefree Español

    Cancer.gov

    Reciba gratuitamente estímulos para dejar de fumar, consejos y recomendaciones 24 horas al día, los 7 días de la semana en su celular con SmokefreeTXT en Español. Envíe LIBRE al 47848 para suscríbirse.

  17. Using FLOSS Project Metadata in the Undergraduate Classroom

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Squire, Megan; Duvall, Shannon

    This paper describes our efforts to use the large amounts of data available from public repositories of free, libre, and open source software (FLOSS) in our undergraduate classrooms to teach concepts that would have previously been taught using other types of data from other sources.

  18. Proceedings of the Workshop on Ship Wave-Resistance Computations Held at Bethesda, Maryland on 13-14 November 1979. Volume 2

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1979-01-01

    generatioa• of bilge vortices , and other three-dimensional effects. For a ship with a transom stern, the partial form factor should be closer to the...le potentiel lindaris6 avec surface libre appliqud a i’ tude des car~nes" A.T.M.A. - Paris 1956 1 - R. GUILLOTON "L’dtude thdorique du bateau en

  19. A Computer Simulation Using Spreadsheets for Learning Concept of Steady-State Equilibrium

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sharda, Vandana; Sastri, O. S. K. S.; Bhardwaj, Jyoti; Jha, Arbind K.

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we present a simple spreadsheet based simulation activity that can be performed by students at the undergraduate level. This simulation is implemented in free open source software (FOSS) LibreOffice Calc, which is available for both Windows and Linux platform. This activity aims at building the probability distribution for the…

  20. Ayude a su niño a controlar el asma

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Este folleto le ofrece consejos sobre cómo manejar el asma, tales como pasos sencillos a seguir para minimizar su exposición a provocadores de asma encontrados en los interiores y al aire libre. EPA 402-F-05-021.

  1. Stable lithium electrodeposition in salt-reinforced electrolytes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lu, Yingying; Tu, Zhengyuan; Shu, Jonathan; Archer, Lynden A.

    2015-04-01

    Development of high-energy lithium-based batteries that are safe remains a challenge due to the non-uniform lithium electrodeposition during repeated charge and discharge cycles. We report on the effectiveness of lithium bromide (LiBr) salt additives in a common liquid electrolyte (i.e. propylene carbonate (PC)) on the stability of lithium electrodeposition. From galvanostatic cycling measurements, we find that the presence of LiBr in PC provides more than 20-fold enhancement in cell lifetime over the control LiTFSI/PC electrolyte. Batteries containing 30 mol% LiBr additive in the electrolytes are able to cycle stably for at least 1.8 months with no observations of cell failure. From galvanostatic polarization measurements, an electrolyte containing 30 mol% LiBr shows a maximum improvement in lifetime. The formation of uneven lithium electrodeposits is significantly suppressed by the Br-containing SEI layers, evidenced by impedance spectra, post-mortem SEM and XPS analyses. The study also concludes that good solubility of halogenated salts is not necessary for achieving the observed improvements in cell lifetime.

  2. Examining Value Change in MOOCs in the Scope of Connectivism and Open Educational Resources Movement

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    Ozturk, Hayriye Tugba

    2015-01-01

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) came to prominence with Open Educational Resources Movement (OERM). It was based upon the idea of libre in removal of some permission barriers and gratis in removing the price barrier (Suber, 2008) in learning resources. In line with the theoretical underpinnings of OERM, MOOCs embody primary characteristics of…

  3. Design and Optimization of Wings in Subsonic and Transonic Regime

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2000-06-01

    transici6n libre. In tinizaci6n. In 3 "r Congreso de M~todos Numie icos V Encontro Nacional de Mecanica Computacional , en Ingenierina, Zaragoza, Junio...on Computational Mechanics, Mecanica Computacional , Guimaraes, October,20- Buenos Aires, Argentina, June, 29-July 2,1998. 22,1997. 21-10 DISCUSSION

  4. Violence In Honduras: An Analysis of the Failure in Public Security and the States Response to Criminality

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-06-01

    Task Force-South JTF-B Joint Task Force-Bravo LFM La Familia Michoacana LIBRE Partido Libertad y Refundación MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha NSC National...Gulf, Juarez, Beltran-Leyva Organization (BLO), La Familia Michoacana (LFM), and the Tijuana cartels compete for the drug corridors. The competition

  5. Disks Surrounding Massive Stars: When Computational Models are Confronted by Observations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-01-01

    frecuentemente, ĺıneas de emisión de metales una vez ionizados, debido a la presencia del disco. Hemos calculado modelos teóricos computacionales de...parámetros libres del modelo para estos sistemas estrella-disco. ABSTRACT Many massive stars are embedded within gaseous circumstellar matter; sometimes dust

  6. Speech of italian ambassador

    SciTech Connect

    2008-04-09

    L'ambassadeur italien (nom?)fait un discours sur l'aspect de la recherche au Cern, une organisation internationale qui a comme but la connaissance dans sa forme la plus pure et libre d'un intérêt planétaire. Il remet un prix au DG C.Rubbia qui lui remercie en français

  7. New concept of enhanced monitoring station for urban air application

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Allegrini, Ivo; Febo, Antonio; Giliberti, Claudia

    1995-05-01

    An advanced monitoring station was set up in the center of Milan, Italy. It is made up of several instruments for the measurement of atmospheric pollutants, including a DOAS system which is able to provide information of the time evolution of several primary and secondary atmospheric pollutants. A radioactivity monitor provides information about the time evolution of Radon daughters, thereby providing information about the evolution of the boundary layer. It is shown that pollution by primary pollutants can be described through a very simple model based on Radon observation. Secondary pollutants, like ozone and nitrogen dioxide can also be described by the same model. Observation in strong advective condition and during stability periods show that the presence of large concentration of nitrogen dioxide is due to radicalic processes which are also responsible for the formation of formaldehyde. The role of nitrous acid in the formation of radicals is also discussed.

  8. [Electrochemical reduction of pentaerythrityltetranitrate (PETN) and metabolites].

    PubMed

    Hess, U; Brosig, H; König, G; Stoeter, M; Stalleicken, D

    2002-07-01

    The reduction-cascade of PETN is described as a combination of cyclic-voltammetric measurements and analytical results together with synthesis of PETN-metabolites; furthermore the electroreduction of pentaerythityldinitrate (PEDN) in the presence and absence of cystine as well as cystine and electrogenerated superoxide-radicalanions to elucidate the interaction of PETN with thiol-species. PETN was recognized as precursor for a initial radicalic process, followed by intermediate formation of pentaerythityltrinitratealdehyde (PENA) inside a self-reducing nitrate-system with NO as final product, which may explain its special position in comparison with other pharmaceutically applied nitratestructures. It could be proved, that a cystine-pool reacts as a selective moderator inside the reduction of PEDN without being interfered by O2.-, yielding pentaerythitylmononitrate (PEMN) meanwhile in the absence of cystine only pentaerythrite (PE) is formed.

  9. Lithiase géante sur enterocystoplastie

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    Elmortaji, Khalid; Elomri, Ghassane; Bennani, Saad; Rabii, Redouane; Aboutaib, Rachid; Meziane, Fethi

    2014-01-01

    La formation des lithiases est une complication fréquente des entérocystoplasties après cystectomie radicale pour tumeur de vessie infiltrante. Le délai d'apparition dépend des facteurs de risque favorisants notamment les infections urinaires. Néanmoins la survenue de lithiase géante sur néovessie reste exceptionnelle, seulement 5 cas ont été rapportés dans la littérature. Nous rapportons dans ce travail, le cas d'une lithiase géante compliquant une entérocystoplastie chez un malade suivi pour tumeur de vessie infiltrante. PMID:25932070

  10. Case report: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of pancreatic origin in a patient with down syndrome: The role of diagnostic ultrasound.

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    Colangelo, M; Di Renzo, D; Persico, A; Chiesa, P Lelli

    2011-03-01

    Sommario INTRODUZIONE: Il tumore miofibroblastico infiammatorio (TIM) è un tumore solido benigno, di incerta eziologia. MATERIALI E METODI: Riportiamo un case-report di un bambino (4 anni, sindrome di Down), con massa pancreatica identificata all’ultrasonografia (US) e confermata da TC. RISULTATI: Il monitoraggio del TIM è stato effettuato con US seriate. Il follow-up a 4 anni dalla diagnosi è senza recidive. DISCUSSIONE: Il paziente, data l’impossibilità dell’exeresi chirurgica radicale, è stato trattato con successo con terapia medica (FANS). Abbiamo deciso di monitorizzare la lesione con ultrasonografie seriate, riducendo il numero di esami TC ai quali il paziente avrebbe dovuto sottoporsi, evitando così l’esposizione a radiazioni ionizzanti. La letteratura, infatti, riporta ampiamente come l’esecuzione di ripetuti esami TC si accompagni ad una importante radioesposizione con conseguente rischio cancerogeno, dato assolutamente non trascurabile in età pediatrica.

  11. Roman Roads in Gaul: How Lines of Communication and Basing Support Operational Reach

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    2013-12-10

    red-viaria-romana-de-hispania- mediante- tecnologias -sig-gis-and-roman-ways-research-in-hispania/; A.N. Sherwin-White, “The Tabula of Banasa and the...User Conference 2011, 23, 2011. http://evento.esri.es/es/euc/agenda/ponencia/investigacion-de-la-red-viaria-romana-de- hispania-mediante- tecnologias

  12. Characteristic of Absorption Heat Transfer using LiBr+LiI Solution

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    Tsujimori, Atsushi; Ozaki, Eiichi; Nakao, Kazushige

    LiBr-H20 absorption chiller is widely used in Japan, and many research have been made for absorption characteristic in terms of enhancing heat transfer. Another study have been performed for widening working range with higher crystallization limits, and it was reported that adding LiI salt to LiBr-H20 working fluid provide about 5 [mass%] higher crystallization limit under the condition of absorption pressure range. It is necessary to reveal absorption heat transfer performance to utilize this working fluid pair for absorption chiller. In this study absorption heat transfer characteristic was investigated for horizontal and vertical tube. As a result, it was found that heat transfer coefficient increased as mass flow rate of solution increased and mass concentration of solution decrease and that these characteristic were almost the same as LiBr solution, though this solution gave slightly less heat transfer coefficient than LiBr solution.

  13. Effect of Concentration on Evaporation Rate for Lithium Bromide Aqueous Solution in a Falling Film Heater

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    Matsuda, Akira; Ide, Tetsuo

    Experiments on evaporation for lithium bromide aqueous solution (0-55 wt% LiBr) were made in Summary a externally heated wetted-wall column under reduced pressures. The evaporation rates of 5 and 8 wt% LiBr-water solutions were similar to those of water. The evaporation rates, however, owered with further increase of the concentration of LiBr, and at low feed rates the evaporation rates lowered with decrease of the feed rate because the temperature of the falling film rose. On the other hand, at high feed rates the evaporation rates lowered with increase of feed rates because the heat transfer coefficients of the falling film decreased. Therefore, a maximum evaporation rate existed and it was supposed that there is the optimum feed rate. The experimental data agreed with the values that were calculated numerically based on the unidirectional model that lithium bromide didn't move through falling film.

  14. Assessment of the extent of starch dissolution in dimethyl sulfoxide by 1H NMR spectroscopy.

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    Schmitz, Sarah; Dona, Anthony C; Castignolles, Patrice; Gilbert, Robert G; Gaborieau, Marianne

    2009-05-13

    Complete dissolution is needed for the separation, characterization, or homogeneous labeling of whole starch molecules. A method is presented to quantify the extent of starch dissolution in DMSO for the first time; it is validated on a commercial rice starch. It is used directly on starch dispersions containing possible undissolved or co-dissolved species. High-amylose maize starches, known to be digested slowly in vivo, only quantitatively dissolve in the presence of high concentrations of an H-bond disrupter, LiBr, although they form clear dispersions at low LiBr concentrations. Starch quantitatively dissolves from waxy rice flours; non-starch components partially co-dissolve but do not interfere with the dissolution quantification.

  15. Specific solubility behavior of quaternary ammonium-based poly(ionic liquid) particles by changing counter anion.

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    Tokuda, Masayoshi; Minami, Hideto

    2013-05-15

    The solubility behavior of poly(ionic liquid) (PIL) particles, which were prepared by dispersion polymerization of ([2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]trimethylammonium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)amide), [MTMA][TFSA], was observed in detail. The solubility of PILs was varied by changing the counter anion. A PIL with [TFSA] anion does not dissolve in polar solvents such as ethanol; however, a PIL with Br anions does dissolve in ethanol. Upon the addition of LiBr to ethanol solution at high concentrations (>2.5 wt.%), the PIL particles dissolved from their outer surface and the counter anions [TFSA] were replaced with Br anions on the particle surfaces. On the other hand, in the case of the ethanol solutions at low LiBr concentrations (<2.5 wt.%), a specific solubility behavior was observed: domains inside the PIL particles were generated before their dissolution, most likely due to osmotic pressure. Moreover, PIL particles having hollow structures were prepared using this specific solubility behavior.

  16. Experimental study of evaporation of horizontal films of water-salt solutions

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    Elistratov, S. L.; Morozov, V. S.

    2015-01-01

    The present studies were carried out for the horizontal films (thin layers) of water and water solutions of NaCl, CaCl2, LiCl, and LiBr with different solubility characteristics, as well as with specific features of formation and decay of water hydrates. Required volume of solution Vo of given weight concentration ξo, preliminary heated to the working surface temperature, was put in one step on the horizontal bottom of the bowl, heated to working temperature tCT, by means of volume batchers Thermo Scientific. After evaporation completion, the final mass of solution and form of their residue were registered. At the final stage of evaporation formation of NaCl crystals and water hydrates of CaCl2 · 2H2O, LiCl · H2O, and LiBr · 2H2O occurred.

  17. Visualization of thermal behavior of fluid by laser holographic interferometry

    SciTech Connect

    Kurosaki, Y.; Kashiwagi, T. Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Techonology, Koganei )

    1990-01-01

    Visualization of four phenomena associated with thermal and fluid flow fields effectively using laser holographic interferometry are reviewed: airflow in a narrow passage between louver arrays, steam absorption into an aqueous solution of LiBr, Marangoni convection effect of steam absorption into a solution with the addition of high molecular weight alcohol, and pressure distribution on a plate induced by air-jet impingement. The observation result obtained in the first case is useful for designing louvered fins used in a heat exchanger. In the second case, the mass diffusivity of water into a solution of LiBr is shown to be measurable. In the third case, the effect of Marangoni convection on steam absorption is both qualitatively and quantitatively elucidated. The last case is a new visualization method of fluctuating pressure on a wall that can be used to resolve eddy-motion behavior near a wall. 26 refs.

  18. Use of differential pulse polarography to study corrosion of galvanized steel in aqueous lithium bromide solution

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    Garcia-Anton, J.; Perez-Herranz, V.; Guinon, J.L. . Dept. de Ingenieria Quimica y Nuclear); Lacoste, G. )

    1994-02-01

    Static and dynamic corrosion of galvanized steel in 4.6 M lithium bromide (LiBr) solution at 20 C and at 70 C was studied using a new polarographic method for the determination of zinc (Zn) in LiBr solution. Static and dynamic corrosion of galvanize steel at 20 C and 70 C followed a linear tendency with exposure time. However, a change in the slope of dynamic corrosion was observed at 20 C. The corrosion product was studied using energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDXA) and x-ray diffractometry and was considered to be a mixture of zinc hydroxide Zn(OH)[sub 2] and oxides. The corrosion product morphology was amorphous and gelatinous at 20 C and crystalline at 70 C.

  19. Country watch: Peru.

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    Mazzotti, G

    1995-01-01

    In 1991-1992, Via Libre, a nongovernmental organization (NGO), developed an information program for the general public in Lima using a portable pavilion. The metallic structure is 32 square meters and houses 30 posters with prevention messages. Collaboration with another NGO, Instituto Generacion, resulted in the production of a 7 minute video of basic information that is shown continuously at the pavilion. Facilitators distribute printed materials. Occasionally, a third NGO, Asociacion Germinal, provides street clowns who carry prevention messages to accompany the exhibit. Due to positive public response, the exhibit became "The Information Traveling Pavilion" in 1993; the exhibit has traveled to more than seven cities throughout Peru. Via Libre staff provide local health workers with information update courses and counseling workshops in order to respond to increased public demands for information and support following the activities. 75 private enterprises have provided support for the program. Radio and television collaborate in publicizing the activities.

  20. Foreword

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    Derrida, Bernard; Gaspard, Pierre; Van den Broeck, Christian

    2007-06-01

    We introduce and present the proceedings of the conference "Work, dissipation, and fluctuations in nonequilibrium physics" held in Brussels, 22-25 March 2006 under the auspices of the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry and organized by the Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. To cite this article: B. Derrida et al., C. R. Physique 8 (2007).

  1. Combining piracetam and lithium salts: ionic co-crystals and co-drugs?

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    Braga, Dario; Grepioni, Fabrizia; Maini, Lucia; Capucci, Davide; Nanna, Saverio; Wouters, Johan; Aerts, Luc; Quéré, Luc

    2012-08-25

    Mechanochemical reaction of solid piracetam with the inorganic salts LiCl and LiBr yields ionic co-crystals which are also co-drugs, characterized by markedly different thermal properties with respect to pure components, also depending on the method for preparation and/or conditions of measurements; single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction at variable temperatures, DSC, TGA, hot stage microscopy (HSM) and intrinsic dissolution rate have been used to fully characterize the solid products.

  2. Speech of italian ambassador

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    None

    2016-07-12

    L'ambassadeur italien (nom?)fait un discours sur l'aspect de la recherche au Cern, une organisation internationale qui a comme but la connaissance dans sa forme la plus pure et libre d'un intérêt planétaire. Il remet un prix au DG C.Rubbia qui lui remercie en français

  3. Los bosques de Puerto Rico, 2009

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    Humfredo Marcano Vega; Thomas J. Brandeis; Jeffery A. Turner; No Other

    2015-01-01

    Este informe presenta los resultados del cuarto inventario forestal de las islas del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico. El área de bosque en la isla grande de Puerto Rico se mantuvo constante o aumentó ligeramente del año 2004 al 2009. Este cambio parece indicar que la tasa de incremento de cubierta forestal en la isla grande de Puerto Rico ha disminuido desde que...

  4. Emotion Regulation Training for Treating Warfighters with Combat-Related PTSD using Real-Time fMRI and EEG-Assisted Neurofeedback

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    2013-09-01

    estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining...the LIBR during month 12 of the project. We also are currently collecting rtfMRI-nf and EEG data for this study, aiming to reach 24 subjects for... gyms , Physical Therapy of Tulsa, Neurosurgery Associates, and ear/nose/throat specialists. With permission, our staff placed study brochures on multiple

  5. Organic Photocatalytic Cyclization of Polyenes: A Visible-Light-Mediated Radical Cascade Approach.

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    Yang, Zhongbo; Li, Han; Zhang, Long; Zhang, Ming-Tian; Cheng, Jin-Pei; Luo, Sanzhong

    2015-10-12

    A visible-light-mediated, organic photocatalytic stereoselective radical cascade cyclization of polyprenoids is described. The desired cascade cyclization products are achieved in good yields and high stereoselectivities with eosin Y as photocatalyst in hexafluoro-2-propanol. The catalyst system is also suitable for 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds, which require only catalytic amounts of LiBr to promote the formation of the corresponding enols.

  6. Baja California, Mexico

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1989-01-01

    Sunglint on the surface of the Sea of Cortez near the island of Tiburon (28.5 N, 112.5W) reveals intricate patterns of internal waves under the placid surface. Mexico's state of Sonora and the Sonora Desert is on the mainland and the state of Baja California consists of the entire peninsula. The large bay on the Pacific side of Baja is Laguna Ojo de Libre (Bay of Whales) which is a breeding area for the Pacific Grey Whales.

  7. NaIO4/LiBr-mediated diastereoselective dihydroxylation of olefins: a catalytic approach to the Prevost-Woodward reaction.

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    Emmanuvel, Lourdusamy; Shaikh, Tanveer Mahammad Ali; Sudalai, Arumugam

    2005-10-27

    [reaction: see text] LiBr catalyzes efficiently the dihydroxylation of alkenes to afford syn and anti diols with excellent diastereoselectivity depending upon the use of NaIO(4) (30 mol %) or PhI(OAc)(2) (1 equiv), respectively, as the oxidants. The oxidation of non-benzylic halides has been achieved for the first time to afford the corresponding diols in excellent yields.

  8. Complex dynamical aspects of organic electrolyte solutions.

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    Palombo, Francesca; Sassi, Paola; Paolantoni, Marco; Barontini, Chiara; Morresi, Assunta; Giorgini, Maria Grazia

    2014-01-09

    Molecular dynamics of acetone-alkali metal halide (LiBr, LiI) solutions were investigated using depolarized Rayleigh scattering (DRS) and low-frequency Raman spectroscopy in the frequency range from ~0.5 to 200 cm(-1) (~20 GHz to 6 THz). These experiments probe fast dynamical fluctuations of the polarizability anisotropy at picosecond and sub-picosecond time scales that are mainly driven by acetone orientational dynamics. Two distinct contributions were revealed: a fast process (units of picosecond, ps) related to the essentially unperturbed bulk solvent and a slow one (tens of ps) assigned to acetone molecules forming Li(+) solvation shells, decelerated by the motional constraint imposed by the cation. The increase of LiBr and LiI concentration significantly slows down the overall solvent relaxation as a consequence of the increased fraction of acetone molecules involved in the ion solvation shells. The global retardation is larger in LiI than LiBr solutions consistently with viscosity trends. This is explained in terms of ion association (at least ion pairing) more favorably promoted by Br(-) than I(-), with reduced Li(+)-acetone interactions in LiBr than LiI solutions. Anion-induced modulation of the Li(+)···O═C contacts, largely responsible for electrostriction phenomena, also affects the reduced THz-Raman spectral density, ascribed to ultrafast librational motions of acetone molecules. Overall, these findings enlighten the interplay between ion-dipole and ion-ion interactions on the fast solvation dynamics in electrolyte solutions of a typical polar aprotic solvent.

  9. Elution behavior of poly(lactide-co-succinimide) copolymers studied by SEC-MALS.

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    Gricar, Maja; Zigon, Majda; Zagar, Ema

    2009-03-01

    We synthesized poly(lactide-co-succinimide) (PLS) copolymers with the ratio of lactide to succinimide units of 3:1 and 6.5:1 and studied their elution behavior by size exclusion chromatography with an on-line light-scattering detection. Since the copolymers contain a certain amount of carboxyl groups, they behave as ionomers in N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAc) and show a typical polyelectrolyte (PE) effect. The PE effect was eliminated by the addition of simple electrolyte like LiBr, H(3)PO(4), or both in DMAc. The efficiency of the additive decreases in the order: LiBr > LiBr + H(3)PO(4) > H(3)PO(4). The ionic strength of the 0.1 M LiBr/DMAc was high enough for the onset of hydrophobic interactions of PLS lactic acid segments intermolecularly as well as with the column packing material. The drawback of the LiBr + H(3)PO(4)/DMAc solvent system is a rather high intensity of the system peaks, which are imposed on the right side of the copolymer signal. System peaks strongly influence the determination of number and to a lesser extent the weight average molar masses of PLS copolymers. An addition of only H(3)PO(4) in high enough concentration to DMAc (0.05 and 0.1 M) successfully eliminated the PE effect of the 6.5:1 PLS copolymer. On the contrary, the PE effect of the 3:1 PLS copolymer having higher charge density compared to 6.5:1 PLS copolymer cannot be entirely canceled out in any of the H(3)PO(4)/DMAc solutions examined.

  10. From unexpected reactions to a new family of ionic co-crystals: the case of barbituric acid with alkali bromides and caesium iodide.

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    Braga, Dario; Grepioni, Fabrizia; Maini, Lucia; Prosperi, Susanna; Gobetto, Roberto; Chierotti, Michele R

    2010-11-07

    Pressing solid barbituric acid with KBr to prepare samples for IR spectroscopy leads to the formation of an ionic co-crystal, in which the co-former is a classical ionic salt; co-crystal formation is also obtained with the other alkali bromides (LiBr, NaBr, RbBr and CsBr) and with caesium iodide. The simultaneous presence of alkali and halide ions affects the dissolution properties of barbituric acid in water.

  11. [Fingolimod: effectiveness and safety in routine clinical practice. An observational, retrospective, multi-centre study in Asturias and Cantabria].

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    Oterino, A; Uria, D F; Pena, J; Solar, D; Villafani, J; Oliva-Nacarino, P; Suarez-Moro, R; Quintanilla, V G

    2016-09-05

    Objetivo. Evaluar la efectividad y seguridad del fingolimod en la practica clinica habitual en la region de Asturias y Cantabria (España). Pacientes y metodos. Estudio retrospectivo y multicentrico de pacientes con esclerosis multiple recurrente remitente tratados con fingolimod, segun la ficha tecnica. La efectividad se evaluo en los pacientes con al menos un año de tratamiento. Se calculo la tasa anualizada de brotes (TAB), el porcentaje de pacientes libres de brotes y libres de lesiones captantes de gadolinio, y los que mejoraron/mantuvieron la puntuacion en la escala expandida del estado de discapacidad (EDSS). Se analizo la poblacion total y segun el tratamiento previo: inmunomodulador (interferon beta-1 o acetato de glatiramero) o natalizumab. Resultados. Un total de 138 pacientes iniciaron tratamiento con fingolimod; el 60% recibio previamente inmunomodulador; el 28%, natalizumab; y el 9%, ningun tratamiento. Noventa y nueve pacientes estuvieron al menos un año en tratamiento con fingolimod. Despues de un año de tratamiento, el fingolimod disminuyo la TAB en un 67% (1,26 a 0,42; p < 0,0001), aumento el porcentaje de pacientes libres de brotes de un 24% a un 69% (p < 0,0001), y el porcentaje de pacientes libres de lesiones captantes de gadolinio de un 70% a un 85% (p < 0,0106). El 77% de los pacientes mejoro/mantuvo la puntuacion en la EDSS. Resultados similares se observaron en pacientes tratados previamente con inmunomodulador. La efectividad de los pacientes tratados previamente con natalizumab se mantuvo tras el tratamiento con fingolimod. Conclusiones. La practica clinica habitual en las regiones de Asturias y Cantabria muestra que el fingolimod tiene resultados similares a los observados en los ensayos clinicos, al comparar las variables clinicorradiologicas utilizadas en estos ultimos.

  12. The effect of different internal surfaces in composite lithium electrolytes

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    Poulsen, F. W.

    A linear increase in the conductivity of LiI—alumina composite electrolytes with increasing specific surface area (2.4 - 260 m 2 g -1) of the alumina is demonstrated. Part of the enhanced conductivity is probably due to normal doping of the LiI by the alumina. Replacing 25% of the LiI by LiBr does not change the conductivity. Replacing part of the LiI by Li 3N has a detrimental effect.

  13. Assessing FLOSS Communities: An Experience Report from the QualOSS Project

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    Izquierdo-Cortazar, Daniel; Robles, Gregorio; González-Barahona, Jesús M.; Deprez, Jean-Christophe

    This paper presents work done in the QualOSS (Quality of Open Source Software) research project,which aims at building a methodology and tools to help in the assessment of the quality of FLOSS (free, libre, open source software) endeavors. In particular, we introduce the research done to evaluate the FLOSS endeavor communities. Following the Goal-Question-Metric paradigm, QUALOSS describes goals, the associated questions and then metrics that allow to answer the questions.

  14. The SPaCIFY Project

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    Chemouil, D.

    2008-08-01

    SPaCIFY is a research project aiming at developing a design environment for spacecraft flight software. More precisely, the project shall promote a top-down method based upon multi-clock synchronous modelling, formally - verified transformations, exhaustive verification through model-checking and a runtime framework featuring realtime - friendly distribution and dynamic-reconfiguration services. Furthermore, the various tools shall be released under FLOSS (free/libre/open-source software) licenses, favouring cost-sharing and sustainability.

  15. Violación del Principio de Equivalencia en Teorías con Dilatón de Cuerdas

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    Landau, S. J.; Sisterna, P. D.; Vucetich, H.

    Se estudian las violaciones al Principio de Equivalencia en Teorías con Dilatón de Cuerdas. En estos modelos, algunas de las constantes fundamentales dependen del espacio y del tiempo. Se muestra que los experimentos de caída libre no tienen aún precisión como para poner límites a los parámetros de la teoría.

  16. Operation JANGLE. Project 1(9)a. Ground Acceleration, Ground and Air Pressures for Underground Test

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1952-04-01

    Salmon 0, April .1952 -0o So 0 * per telecon w/Betty Fox ( DNA Tech Libr, Chief), the classified references contained herein may remain. 6-Z I- 7...73 693 Earth Pr.essure . 77 6.4 Damage Criteria - Surface Stracture .... 78 6.5 D-miage Criteria - Underground Targets ... 8...ground pressures, and air pressures produced by a buried shallow) nuclear explosive. AU2 of these physical quantities are functions of at least two

  17. Heat and Mass Diffusions in the Absorption of Water Vapor by Aqueous Solution of Lithium Bromide

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    Kashiwagi, Takao; Kurosaki, Yasuo; Nikai, Isao

    The recent development of absorption-type heat pump is highly essential from the viewpoint of extracting the effective energy from waste heat or solar energy. To increase the efficiency of energy conversion, it is important to improve the performance of absorbers. The objective of this paper is to obtain an increased understanding of the fine mechanisms of vapor absorption. A system combining holographic interferometry wity thermometry is adopted to observe the progress of one-dimensional water vapor absorption by aqueous solution of lithium bromide (LiBr) and also to measure the unsteady temperature and concentration distributions in the absorption process. The experiments are carried out under the condition that the solution surface is exposed to the saturated water vapor at reduced pressure, and the effects of LiBr mass concentration on absorption mechanism are examined in the concentration range 20-60 mass%. The interference fringes are analyzed to distinguish between the layers of heat conduction and mass diffusion. The temperature and concentration distributions thus determined experimentally are compared with numerical solutions obtained by the equations for unsteady heat conduction and mass diffusion taking into consideration the effect of heat by dilution, to give reasonable values of mass diffusivity hitherto remaining unknown. Especially in the range of 40-60 mass%, the mass diffusivity decreases extremely with the increase of mass concentration of LiBr and it falls down to 0.7-0.8×10-9 m2/s in case of 60 mass% solution.

  18. Rice starch, amylopectin, and amylose: molecular weight and solubility in dimethyl sulfoxide-based solvents.

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    Zhong, Fang; Yokoyama, Wallace; Wang, Qian; Shoemaker, Charles F

    2006-03-22

    Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), with either 50 mM LiBr, 10% water, or both, was used as solvent for multi-angle laser-light scattering (MALLS) batch mode analysis of rice starch, and amylopectin and amylose weight-average molecular weight (Mw). DMSO/50 mM LiBr was a better solvent for these measurements than was DMSO/10% water, based on this solvent's ability to dissolve starch and to reduce the size of starch aggregates. Starch concentration decreased and amylose:amylopectin ratio increased when starch suspended in DMSO was centrifuged or filtered prior to size-exclusion chromatography (SEC)-MALLS analysis. A higher amylose:amylopectin ratio made starch more soluble, and the higher this ratio, the lower the Mw of eluted amylopectin. For SEC analysis of Mw, fractions of starch amylopectin and amylose dispersed in DMSO-based solvents yielded better results than starch dispersed directly into the solvents, because dispersion of these fractions decreased starch aggregation. When these two starch components were fractionated and then dissolved separately in DMSO/50 mM LiBr, the Mw of dispersed amylopectin ranged from 40 to 50 million, and that of amylose was ca. 3 million, whereas starch from three rice varieties of varying amylose content ranged from 60 to 130 million. We recommend that SEC evaluation of amylopectin and amylose be accomplished with fractionated samples as in this study; such evaluations were superior to evaluations of natural mixtures of amylopectin and amylose.

  19. Evaluation of potential performance additives for the advanced lithium bromide chiller

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    Reiner, R.H.; Del Cul, W.; Perez-Blanco, H.; Ally, M.R.; Zaltash, A.

    1991-04-01

    The effectiveness and stability of potential heat-and-mass transfer (performance) additives for an advanced lithium bromide (LiBr) chiller were evaluated in a series of experimental studies. These studies of additive effectiveness and stability were necessary because many currently used performance additives decompose at the high generator temperatures (220{degrees}C to 260{degrees}C) desired for this particular advanced LiBr chiller. For example, one common performance additive, 2-ethyl-l-hexanol (2EH), reacts with the corrosion inhibitor, lithium chromate (Li{sub 2}CrO{sub 4}), even at moderate generator temperatures ({ge}180{degrees}C). These stability problems can be mitigated by using less reactive corrosion inhibitors such as lithium molybdate (Li{sub 2}MoO{sub 4}) and by using more stable performance additives such as 1-heptanol (HEP) or 1H,1H,7H-dodecafluoro-1-heptanol (DFH). There seems to be a trade-off between additive stability and effectiveness: the most effective performance additives are not the most stable additives. These studies indicate that HEP or DFH may be effective additives in the advanced LiBr chiller if Li{sub 2}MoO{sub 4} is used as a corrosion inhibitor.

  20. Application of the groundwater-balance equation to indicate interbasin and vertical flow in two semi-arid drainage basins, Mexico

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    Carrillo-Rivera, J. J.

    2000-09-01

    coeficiente de almacenamiento (S). En particular, la ecuación de balance de agua subterránea proporciona resultados poco fiables cuando el flujo vertical es ignorado o no puede ser evaluado de forma adecuada. El flujo vertical se identifica por un incremento de temperatura del agua subterránea, que puede llegar a superar la temperatura ambiental en hasta 23 °C. La presencia de fallas regionales y las extracciones pueden favorecer el flujo vertical. Cuando éste es ignorado, aumenta la incertidumbre en la estimación del coeficiente de almacenamiento mediante un balance de agua subterránea. El valor obtenido con este médodo (S=0,19) es característico de acuíferos libres, pero resulta varios órdenes de magnitud mayor que el que sería esperable teniendo en cuenta las condiciones hidrogeológicas. Estos hallazgos son útiles para evaluar si los recursos de agua subterránea están siendo "sobreexplotados". Las conclusiones obtenidas son instructivas de cara a la aplicación de modelos numéricos de flujo transitorio que no consideran el flujo vertical por densidad.

  1. Liposarcome paratesticulaire métastatique

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    Fahsi, Otheman; Kallat, Adil; Ouazize, Hicham; Dergamoun, Hamza; Sayegh, Hachem El; Iken, Ali; Benslimane, Lounis; Nouini, Yassine

    2017-01-01

    Nous rapportons le cas dramatique d'un liposarcome à cellules rondes paratesticulaire d'emblée métastatique chez un jeune homme de 18 ans. Il s'agit d'une tumeur rare qui se développe à partir du tissu graisseux entourant le testicule et le cordon spermatique. Les signes cliniques et radiologiques sont peu spécifiques, le diagnostic n'est en général fait que sur la pièce opératoire. Le traitement consiste en une orchidéctomie radicale par voie inguinale, parfois élargie aux structures adjacentes. La radiothérapie adjuvante pourrait avoir une place en cas de masse localement avancée ou en cas de résection incomplète. Malgré une évolutivité lente, une surveillance prolongée s'impose du fait du risque élevé de récidive tardive. PMID:28819522

  2. Radiosensitivities of parabens and characterization of the radical species induced in this class of antimicrobial agents after gamma irradiation

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    Üstündaǧ, Ilknur; Korkmaz, Özden

    Radiosensitivities of methyl, ethyl, propyl and butyl parabens and sodium salts of methyl and propyl parabens (hereafter, MP, EP, PP, BP, SMP and SPP, respectively) were investigated by monitoring, through electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy, the evolution under different experimental conditions of characteristic features of the radicalic species produced upon irradiation by gamma radiation. While ESR spectra of the studied parabens consisted of the sum of broad and narrow resonance lines of different microwave saturation and thermal characteristics, those of sodium salts appeared to consist of the sum of two overlapping narrow resonance lines. Radical species presented different room and high-temperature decay characteristics, depending on the extent of the cage effect created by the lattice networks on these species. A model based on the presence of two radical species presenting different spectroscopic and kinetic features described best the experimental data collected for parabens and their sodium salts. Radiation yields of the studied parabens towards gamma radiation were calculated to be low (G≤10-2), providing the opportunity of using these antimicrobial agents in food, cosmetics and drugs to be sterilized by radiation without much loss from their antimicrobial activities.

  3. The analysis of leakage current in MIS Au/SiO{sub 2}/n-GaAs at room temperature

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    Altuntas, H.; Ozcelik, S.

    2013-10-15

    The aim of this study is to determine the reverse-bias leakage current conduction mechanisms in Au/SiO{sub 2}/n-GaAs metal-insulator-semiconductor type Schottky contacts. Reverse-bias current-voltage measurements (I-V) were performed at room temperature. The using of leakage current values in SiO{sub 2} at electric fields of 1.46-3.53 MV/cm, ln(J/E) vs. {radical}E graph showed good linearity. Rom this plot, dielectric constant of SiO{sub 2} was calculated as 3.7 and this value is perfect agreement with 3.9 which is value of SiO{sub 2} dielectric constant. This indicates, Poole-Frenkel type emission mechanism is dominant in this field region. On the other hand, electric fields between 0.06-0.73 and 0.79-1.45 MV/cm, dominant leakage current mechanisms were found as ohmic type conduction and space charge limited conduction, respectively.

  4. Association grossesse et pseudomyxome péritonéal secondaire à une tumeur mucineuse borderline de l’ovaire: à propos d’un cas et revue de la littérature

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    Jayi, Sofia; Fatemi, Hind; Bouguern, Hakima; Chaara, Hikmat; Melhouf, My Abdelilah

    2012-01-01

    Les tumeurs mucineuses de l’ovaire représentent 20% des tumeurs épithéliales. La forme borderline en est une entité particulière et est de survenue rare particulièrement au cours de la grossesse (1/10 000 à 1/50 000). Nous rapportons le cas d’une patiente de 35 ans G4P3, présentant une grossesse de 22SA associée à une tumeur ovarienne droite gélatineuse, rompue avec implants péritonéaux, dont l’examen extemporané de l’annexectomie a trouvé une tumeur mucineuse au minimum borderline. Une chirurgie radicale a été faite avec à l’étude histologique définitive: une tumeur ovarienne mucineuse borderline avec tératome mature et pseudomyxome péritonéal. A travers ce cas rare et à la lumière d’une revue de la littérature nous insistons sur les caractéristiques épidémiologiques diagnostiques, thérapeutiques et pronostiques de cette rare entité tout en précisant les particularités de son association avec la grossesse. PMID:23330030

  5. Spatial neural modulation transfer function of human foveal visual system for equiluminous chromatic gratings.

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    Rovamo, J M; Kankaanpää, M I; Hallikainen, J

    2001-06-01

    To determine the spatial modulation transfer function (MTF) of the human foveal visual system for equiluminous chromatic gratings we measured contrast sensitivity as a function of retinal illuminance for spatial frequencies of 0.125-4 c/deg with equiluminous red-green and blue-yellow gratings. Contrast sensitivity for chromatic gratings first increased with luminance, obeying the Rose-DeVries law, but then the increase saturated and contrast sensitivity became independent of light level, obeying Weber's law. Critical retinal illuminance (I(c)) marking the transition point between the laws was found to be independent of spatial frequency at 165 phot. td. According to our detection model of human spatial vision the MTF of the retina and subsequent neural visual pathways (P(c)) is directly proportional to radicalI(c). Hence, P(c) is independent of spatial frequency, reflecting the lack of precortical lateral inhibition for equiluminous chromatic stimuli in spatiochromatically opponent retinal ganglion cells and dLGN neurons.

  6. Tuscan black kale sprout extract bioactivated with myrosinase: a novel natural product for neuroprotection by inflammatory and oxidative response during cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rat.

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    Giacoppo, Sabrina; Galuppo, Maria; De Nicola, Gina Rosalinda; Iori, Renato; Bramanti, Placido; Mazzon, Emanuela

    2015-11-06

    Cerebral ischemia and reperfusion (CIR) is a pathological condition characterized by a first blood supply restriction to brain followed by the consequent restoration of blood flow and simultaneous reoxygenation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of Tuscan black kale sprout extract (TBK-SE) bioactivated with myrosinase enzyme, assessing its capability to preserve blood-brain barrier (BBB), in a rat model of CIR. CIR was induced in rats according to a classic model of carotid artery occlusion for a time period of 1 h and the reperfusion time was prolonged for seven days. By immunohistochemical evaluation and western blot analysis of brain and cerebellum tissues, our data have clearly shown that administration of bioactive TBK-SE is able to restore alterations of tight junction components (claudin-5 immunolocalization). Also, bioactive TBK-SE reduces some inflammatory key-markers (p-selectin, GFAP, Iba-1, ERK1/2 and TNF-α), as well as the triggering of neuronal apoptotic death pathway (data about Bax/Bcl-2 balance, p53 and cleaved-caspase 3) and the generation of radicalic species by oxidative stress (results focused on iNOS, nitrotyrosine and Nrf2). Taken together, our findings lead to believe that bioactive TBK-SE exerts pharmacological properties in protecting BBB integrity through a mechanism of action that involves a modulation of inflammatory and oxidative pathway as well into control of neuronal death.

  7. Determination of in vitro antioxidant and radical scavenging activities of propofol.

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    Gülçin, Ilhami; Alici, Haci Ahmet; Cesur, Mehmet

    2005-03-01

    Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) is a hypnotic intravenous agent with in vivo antioxidant properties. This study was undertaken to examine the in vitro antioxidant activity of propofol using different antioxidant tests including by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazil (DPPH.) radical scavenging, metal chelating, hydrogen peroxide scavenging, superoxide anion radical scavenging, reducing power and total antioxidant activities. At the concentrations of 25, 50, and 75 microg/ml, propofol exhibited 97.7, 98.6 and 100% inhibition on peroxidation of linoleic acid emulsion, respectively. On the other hand, at the 75 microg/ml concentration of standard antioxidants such as butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and alpha-tocopherol exhibited 88.7, 94.5, and 70.4% inhibition on peroxidation of linoleic acid emulsion, respectively. In addition, at same concentrations, propofol was shown that it had effective reducing power, DPPH. free radical scavenging, superoxide anion radical scavenging, hydrogen peroxide scavenging and metal chelating activities. These various antioxidant activities were compared to standard antioxidants such as BHA, BHT and alpha-tocopherol. These results indicate that propofol prevents lipid peroxidation and radicalic chain reactions. At the same time, propofol revealed more effective antioxidant capacity than BHA, BHT and alpha-tocopherol.

  8. Inhibitory effect of melanoma differentiation associated gene-7/interleukin-24 on invasion in vitro of human melanoma cancer cells.

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    Lin, Bi-wen; Jiao, Ze-long; Fan, Jian-feng; Peng, Liang; Li, Lei; Zhao, Zi-gang; Ding, Xiang-yu; Li, Heng-jin

    2013-06-01

    The acquisition of metastasis potential is a critical point for malignant tumors. Melanoma differentiation associated gene-7/interleukin-24 (mda-7/IL-24) is a potential tumor suppress gene and frequently down-regulated in malignant tumors. It has been implicated that overexpression of MDA-7 led to proliferation inhibition in many types of human tumor. Invasion is an important process which is potential to promote tumor metastasis. However, the role and potential molecular mechanism of mda-7/IL-24 to inhibit the invasion of human melanoma cancer is not fully clear. In this report, we identified a solid role for mda-7/IL-24 in invasion inhibition of human melanoma cancer LiBr cells, including decreasing of adhesion and invasion in vitro, blocking cell cycle, down-regulating the expression of ICAM-1, MMP-2/9, CDK1, the phosphorylation of ERK and Akt, NF-κB and AP-1 transcription activity. Meanwhile, there was an increased expression of PTEN in mda-7/IL-24 over-expression LiBr cells. Our results demonstrated that mda-7/IL-24 is a potential invasion suppress gene, which inhibits the invasion of LiBr cells by the down-regulation of ICAM-1, MMP-2/9, PTEN, and CDK1 expression. The molecular pathways involved were the MAPK/ERK, PI3K-Akt, NF-κB, and AP-1. These findings suggest that mda-7/IL-24 may be used as a possible therapeutic strategy for human melanoma cancer.

  9. Opportunities for Waste Heat Recovery at Contingency Bases

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-04-01

    lithium bro- mide/water (LiBr/H2O) absorption system. Rather than using high en- ergy-consuming compressors to pressurize refrigerant vapor, the...chemical properties of Li/Br allow the absorption systems to pump it as a liquid to higher pressure . Experimental modeling results indicate that a LiBr...The process occurs without oxygen, at temperatures of 200 to 760 °C (400 to 1,400 °F). Gasification goes one step beyond pyrolysis in that it also

  10. Calculation tool for transported geothermal energy using two-step absorption process

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    Kyle Gluesenkamp

    2016-02-01

    This spreadsheet allows the user to calculate parameters relevant to techno-economic performance of a two-step absorption process to transport low temperature geothermal heat some distance (1-20 miles) for use in building air conditioning. The parameters included are (1) energy density of aqueous LiBr and LiCl solutions, (2) transportation cost of trucking solution, and (3) equipment cost for the required chillers and cooling towers in the two-step absorption approach. More information is available in the included public report: "A Technical and Economic Analysis of an Innovative Two-Step Absorption System for Utilizing Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources to Condition Commercial Buildings"

  11. Communication Free Robot Swarming

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-03-01

    reduced. The classi- fication of this work is COMM-NEAR,BAND-INF,ARR-DYN,SIZE-INF,COMP-INDENT, TOP-TREE. A group from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles...2438.4 - 30s*25mm = 1688.4 mm before the leader begins his turn. This makes estimation of the entry and exit times of the comfort zone difficult. It is...straight line closure rate of -25mm/s. From Figure 4.11 the entry and exit times of the comfort zone are between 58.5 and 59 seconds and between 63 and

  12. Synthesis, characterization, and properties of few-layer MoO3.

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    Sreedhara, M B; Matte, H S S Ramakrishna; Govindaraj, A; Rao, C N R

    2013-10-01

    Nanosheets of MoO3 that consist of only a few layers have been prepared by using four methods, including the oxidation of MoS2 nanosheets, intercalation with LiBr, and ultrasonication. These nanosheets have been characterized by atomic force microscopy and other techniques. Besides showing a blue-shift of the optical absorption band compared to the bulk sample, few-layer MoO3 exhibits enhanced photocatalytic activity. In combination with a borocarbonitride, few-layer MoO3 shows good performance characteristics as a supercapacitor electrode.

  13. Monomeric and dimeric nickel complexes derived from a pincer ligand featuring a secondary amine donor moiety.

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    Spasyuk, Denis M; Zargarian, Davit

    2010-07-05

    Reaction of NiBr(2)(CH(3)CN)(x) with the unsymmetrical pincer ligand m-(i-Pr(2)PO)(CH(2)NHBn)C(6)H(4) (Bn = CH(2)Ph) gives the complex (R,S)-kappa(P),kappa(C),kappa(N)-{2-(i-Pr(2)PO),6-(CH(2)NHBn)-C(6)H(3)}Ni(II)Br, 1, featuring an asymmetric secondary amine donor moiety. Deprotonation of the latter with methyl lithium gave a dark brown compound that could not be characterized directly, but fully characterized derivatives prepared from this compound indicate that it is the LiBr adduct of the 14-electron amido species [kappa(P),kappa(C),kappa(N)-{2-(i-Pr(2)PO),6-(CH(2)NBn)-C(6)H(3)}Ni], 2. Thus, 2.LiBr reacts with water to regenerate 1, while reaction with excess benzyl or allyl bromide gave the POCN-type pincer complexes 3 and 4, respectively, featuring tertiary amine donor moieties. On the other hand, heating 2.LiBr at 60 degrees C led to loss of LiBr and dimerization to generate the orange crystalline compound [mu(N);kappa(P),kappa(C),kappa(N)-{2-(i-Pr(2)PO),6-(CH(2)NBn)-C(6)H(3)}Ni](2), 5. Solid state structural studies show that 1, 3, and 4 are monomeric, square planar complexes involving one Ni-N interaction, whereas complex 5 is a C(2)-symmetric dimer involving four Ni-N interactions and a Ni(2)N(2) core featuring a short Ni-Ni distance (2.51 A). Preliminary reactivity tests have shown that 5 is stable toward weak nucleophiles such as acetonitrile but reacts with strong nucleophiles such as CO or 2,6-Me(2)(C(6)H(3))NC. Reactions with protic reagents showed that phthalimide appears to break the dimer to generate a monomeric species, whereas alcohols appear to leave the dimer intact, giving rise instead to adducts through N...H...O interactions. These ROH adducts of 5 were found to be active precatalysts for the alchoholysis of acrylonitrile with up to 2000 catalytic turnover numbers.

  14. Ni-Catalyzed Enantioselective C-Acylation of α-Substituted Lactams.

    PubMed

    Hayashi, Masaki; Bachman, Shoshana; Hashimoto, Satoshi; Eichman, Chad C; Stoltz, Brian M

    2016-07-27

    A new strategy for catalytic enantioselective C-acylation to generate α-quaternary-substituted lactams is reported. Ni-catalyzed three-component coupling of lactam enolates, benzonitriles, and aryl halides produces β-imino lactams that then afford β-keto lactams by acid hydrolysis. Use of a readily available Mandyphos-type ligand and addition of LiBr enable the construction of quaternary stereocenters on α-substituted lactams to form β-keto lactams in up to 94% ee.

  15. Solar-powered dual absorption system - Selection criteria using fuzzy decision analysis

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    Sofrata, H.; Abdul-Fattah, A. F.

    1982-07-01

    A fuzzy sets decision model was employed to evaluate the choice between a simple and a dual cycle solar absorption refrigeration and air conditioning system. A Li-Br dual cycle was considered, which employs solar heat to supply generator power to cool both the absorber and condenser. The options for system configurations and components such as cooling water, capital cost, running cost, installation, O and M, and design were ranked in several categories from poor to good, with particular attention to applications in arid climates. The MAFDA computer program was employed for the analysis, which led to the conclusion that dual cycle system is preferable for regions such as Saudi Arabia.

  16. State-of-the-Art Review on Crystallization Control Technologies for water/LiBr Absorption Heat Pumps

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    Wang, Kai; Abdelaziz, Omar; Kisari, Padmaja; Vineyard, Edward Allan

    2011-01-01

    The key technical barrier to using water/lithium bromide (LiBr) as the working fluid in aircooled absorption chillers and absorption heat-pump systems is the risk of crystallization when the absorber temperature rises at fixed evaporating pressure. This article reviews various crystallization control technologies available to resolve this problem: chemical inhibitors, heat and mass transfer enhancement methods, thermodynamic cycle modifications, and absorption system-control strategies. Other approaches, such as boosting absorber pressure and J-tube technology, are reviewed as well. This review can help guide future efforts to develop water/LiBr air-cooled absorption chillers and absorption heatpump systems.

  17. R-matrix and Potential Model Extrapolations for NACRE Update and Extension Project

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    Aikawa, Masayuki; Katsuma, Masahiko; Takahashi, Kohji; Arnould, Marcel; Arai, Koji; Utsunomiya, Hiroaki

    2006-07-12

    NACRE, the 'nuclear astrophysics compilation of reaction rates', has been widely utilized in stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis studies. Its update and extension programme started within a Konan-Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) collaboration. At the present moment, experimental data in refereed journals have been collected, and their theoretical extrapolations are being performed using the R-matrix or potential models. For the 3H(d,n)4He and 2H(p,{gamma})3He reactions, we present preliminary results that could well reproduce the experimental data.

  18. A l'écoute de nos instituts scientifiques.

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    Henrard, J.; Arnould, M.; Demaret, J.; Noels, A.; Vercheval, J.; Crommelynck, D.; Melchior, P.

    The authors give some important events which occurred during the last academic year 1981-1982 in six scientific institutes in Belgium (Groupe de mécanique céleste, Département de Mathématique, Facultés Universitaires de Namur; Institut d'Astronomie, d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Institut d'Astrophysique, Université de Liège; l'Institut d'Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique; Institut Royal Météorologique de Belgique; Observatoire Royal de Belgique).

  19. AKM in Open Source Communities

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    Stamelos, Ioannis; Kakarontzas, George

    Previous chapters in this book have dealt with Architecture Knowledge Management in traditional Closed Source Software (CSS) projects. This chapterwill attempt to examine the ways that knowledge is shared among participants in Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS 1) projects and how architectural knowledge is managed w.r.t. CSS. FLOSS projects are organized and developed in a fundamentally different way than CSS projects. FLOSS projects simply do not develop code as CSS projects do. As a consequence, their knowledge management mechanisms are also based on different concepts and tools.

  20. Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 18, Number 1

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    2005-01-01

    TPKE Burlington, MA 01803 Phone: (781) 993-5500 Fax: (781) 993-5501 E-mail: hlougee@foliage.com Open Forum Free/Libre/Open Source Software( FLOSS ) has...become a competitive alternative to commercial software in almost all areas of computing. It has become more and more common to find FLOSS software...some exam- ples of FLOSS software that is being used on an increasing basis. There are many obvious advantages to FLOSS : the freedom to tinker with the

  1. Overlap model and ab initio cluster calculations of polarisabilities of ions in solids

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    Domene, C.; Fowler, P. W.; Madden, P. A.; Wilson, M.; Wheatley, R. J.

    1999-11-01

    A recently developed overlap model for exchange-induction is used to simulate in-crystal anion polarisabilities for alkali halides and chalcogenides (LiF, NaF, KF, LiCl, NaCl, KCl, LiBr, NaBr, KBr, MgO, CaO, SrO, MgS, CaS and SrS) in overall qualitative agreement with results of ab initio cluster calculations and experiment. Extension to AgF supports the proposal that crystal-field splitting causes significant enhancement of cation polarisability for d 10 systems, in contrast to the demonstrated insensitivity of s 2 and p 6 spherical cations.

  2. [Not Available].

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    Grao-Cruces, Alberto; Loureiro, Nuno; Fernández-Martínez, Antonio; Mota, Jorge

    2016-07-19

    Introducción y objetivos: examinar la asociación del apoyo de los padres y de los amigos con diferentes intensidades de actividad física durante el tiempo libre de adolescentes españoles de ambos sexos.Métodos: un total 352 adolescentes españoles (51.70% chicos; 12-16 años) cumplimentaron el International Physical Activity Questionnarie for Adolescents y un cuestionario validado sobre apoyo social. Se realizaron análisis de regresión linear ajustados por edad.Resultados: el apoyo social de padres y amigos influyó positivamente sobre los niveles de actividad física vigorosa que los adolescentes españoles realizan durante su tiempo libre (β=.226 y β=.285 en chicos y β=.167 y β=.181 en chicas, para el apoyo de padres y amigos respectivamente) y sobre los de intensidad moderada en el caso de las chicas (β=.195 y β=.200, respectivamente).Conclusiones: el apoyo de padres y amigos contribuye a los niveles de actividad física moderada o vigorosa en adolescentes españoles.

  3. Automated fringe analysis in diffusivity measurements by sandwich holography

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    Paoletti, Domenica; Schirripa Spagnolo, Giuseppe; Laurenti, Lucio; Ponticiello, Antonio

    1992-09-01

    An image processing system to analyze interference patterns, related to the measurement of diffusion coefficient of liquid binary mixtures by sandwich holography, is proposed. Basic image processing tools are used and a specific software has been developed to perform an automated analysis of interferometric data. An example of application of this electrooptical method to the measurement of the diffusion coefficient of LiBr is reported. On propose un système de traitement d'images pour analyser des modèles d'interférence par rapport à la mesure du coefficient de diffusion des mélanges liquides binaires, obtenue suivant la technique de l'holographie sandwich. Les appareils et les outils utilisés sont standard tandis que le logiciel spécifique pour l'analyse automatique des données interférométriques acquises a été développé ad hoc. Un exemple d'application de cette méthode électro-optique a regardé la mesure du coefficient de diffusion du LiBr.

  4. ExcelAutomat: a tool for systematic processing of files as applied to quantum chemical calculations.

    PubMed

    Laloo, Jalal Z A; Laloo, Nassirah; Rhyman, Lydia; Ramasami, Ponnadurai

    2017-07-01

    The processing of the input and output files of quantum chemical calculations often necessitates a spreadsheet as a key component of the workflow. Spreadsheet packages with a built-in programming language editor can automate the steps involved and thus provide a direct link between processing files and the spreadsheet. This helps to reduce user-interventions as well as the need to switch between different programs to carry out each step. The ExcelAutomat tool is the implementation of this method in Microsoft Excel (MS Excel) using the default Visual Basic for Application (VBA) programming language. The code in ExcelAutomat was adapted to work with the platform-independent open-source LibreOffice Calc, which also supports VBA. ExcelAutomat provides an interface through the spreadsheet to automate repetitive tasks such as merging input files, splitting, parsing and compiling data from output files, and generation of unique filenames. Selected extracted parameters can be retrieved as variables which can be included in custom codes for a tailored approach. ExcelAutomat works with Gaussian files and is adapted for use with other computational packages including the non-commercial GAMESS. ExcelAutomat is available as a downloadable MS Excel workbook or as a LibreOffice workbook.

  5. Evaluation of alkali bromide salts for potential pyrochemical applications

    SciTech Connect

    Tripathy, P.K.; Gutknecht, T.Y.; Herrmann, S.D.; Fredrickson, G.L.; Lister, T.E.

    2013-07-01

    Transient techniques were employed to study the electrochemical behavior, reduction mechanism and transport properties of REBr{sub 3} (RE - La, Nd and Gd) in pure LiBr, LiBr-KBr (eutectic) and LiBr-KBr-CsBr (eutectic) melts. Gd(III) showed a reversible single step soluble-insoluble exchange phenomenon in LiBr melt at 973 K. Although La (III), Nd(III) and Gd(III) ions showed reversible behavior in eutectic LiBr-KBr melts, these ions showed a combination of temperature dependent reversible and pseudo-reversible behavior. While both La(III) and Gd(III) showed one step reduction, the reduction of Nd(III) was observed to be a two step process. La metal could be electrodeposited from the ternary electrolyte at a temperature of 673 K. Various electrochemical measurements suggest that both binary and ternary bromide melts can potentially be used to electro-deposit high purity RE metals at comparatively lower operating temperatures. (authors)

  6. Sondes radicalaires pour l'imagerie RPE et PDN stables dans les fluides biologiques

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    Guiberteau, T.; Marx, L.; Rassat, A.; Grucker, D.

    1999-10-01

    Electron paramagnetic resonance and dynamic nuclear polarisation are two techniques that allow the detection of free radicals. They can also be used for in vivo studies for oximetry in blood or tissues. One of the main problems for the development of these techniques is the need of free radicals that are stable in biological media. We present in this communication a study by EPR and DNP of two free radicals that can be suitable for in vivo applications. La résonance paramagnétique électronique et la polarisation dynamique nucléaire sont deux techniques qui permettent de détecter les radicaux libres dans divers systèmes. Elles peuvent également être utilisées in vivo et permettre ainsi de mesurer la concentration en oxygène dans le sang ou dans les tissus. Un des problèmes de ces techniques est l'utilisation de sondes radicalaires suffisamment stables dans les milieux biologiques. Nous présentons une étude comparative par RPE et PDN de deux radicaux libres de type nitroxydes dérivés de l'isoindoline. Un des radicaux possédant quatre groupements éthyle semble être intéressant pour le développement de la RPE et la PDN in vivo.

  7. [Fibromatosis breast in the male. Case study].

    PubMed

    Muñoz-Atienza, Virginia; Manzanares-Campillo, María Del Carmen; Sánchez-García, Susana; Pardo-García, Ricardo; Martín-Fernández, Jesús

    2013-01-01

    Antecedentes: la fibromatosis mamaria es una enfermedad rara; sus casos son 0.2% de las neoplasias de mama, y en los varones es aún más rara. El diagnóstico definitivo es anatomopatológico. Caso clínico: se comunica el caso de un varón de 52 años, con diagnóstico anatomopatológico de fibromatosis mamaria posterior al estudio de un tumor en la mama derecha. Se le practicó exéresis con amplios márgenes, luego mastectomía subcutánea, con estudio histológico de fibromatosis con márgenes libres. El postoperatorio transcurrió sin complicaciones y no requirió tratamiento coadyuvante. En el seguimiento a seis meses continuaba libre de enfermedad. El tratamiento de elección es la escisión con amplios márgenes y el oncológico coadyuvante es motivo de controversia. Conclusiones: la fibromatosis en la mama es poco frecuente y su aparición en el varón excepcional. El tratamiento quirúrgico es el definitivo, no así la terapia oncológica neoadyuvante que sigue suscitando controversia.

  8. Osmotic Pressure induced by Poly(ethylene glycol) at High Salt Concentrations

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    Sohn, Sungkyun; Strey, Helmut; Gido, Sam

    2006-03-01

    The osmotic pressure method is one of the most effective tools that can be used in controlling self-assembly of polymers in solution, especially of water-soluble biopolymers. This study investigated if there is a noticeable synergistic osmotic pressure increase between co-existing polymeric osmolyte and salt when extremely highly concentrated salt molecules are present both at sample subphase and stressing subphase. PEG 8,000 and LiBr were chosen as osmolyte and salt, respectively, since this model system can be directly applied to the case of silk protein self-assembly, where hydrogen bonding plays a major role. In addition to the conventional methods for measuring osmotic pressure, such as membrane osmometry, vapor pressure osmometry, and ultracentrifuge, an `equilibration method' that measures osmotic pressure relative to a reference with known osmotic pressure, was introduced. PEG 400 solution was chosen as the reference for this method. Osmotic pressure of aqueous LiBr solution up to 2.75M was measured and it was found that the synergistic effect was insignificant up to this salt concentration. Solution parameters and Arrhenius kinetics based on time-temperature relationship during the equilibration process were derived as well.

  9. ExcelAutomat: a tool for systematic processing of files as applied to quantum chemical calculations

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    Laloo, Jalal Z. A.; Laloo, Nassirah; Rhyman, Lydia; Ramasami, Ponnadurai

    2017-07-01

    The processing of the input and output files of quantum chemical calculations often necessitates a spreadsheet as a key component of the workflow. Spreadsheet packages with a built-in programming language editor can automate the steps involved and thus provide a direct link between processing files and the spreadsheet. This helps to reduce user-interventions as well as the need to switch between different programs to carry out each step. The ExcelAutomat tool is the implementation of this method in Microsoft Excel (MS Excel) using the default Visual Basic for Application (VBA) programming language. The code in ExcelAutomat was adapted to work with the platform-independent open-source LibreOffice Calc, which also supports VBA. ExcelAutomat provides an interface through the spreadsheet to automate repetitive tasks such as merging input files, splitting, parsing and compiling data from output files, and generation of unique filenames. Selected extracted parameters can be retrieved as variables which can be included in custom codes for a tailored approach. ExcelAutomat works with Gaussian files and is adapted for use with other computational packages including the non-commercial GAMESS. ExcelAutomat is available as a downloadable MS Excel workbook or as a LibreOffice workbook.

  10. Evaluation of Alkali Bromide Salts for Potential Pyrochemical Applications

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    Prabhat K. Tripathy; Steven D. Herrmann; Guy L. Fredrickson; Tedd E. Lister; Toni Y. Gutknecht

    2013-10-01

    Transient techniques were employed to study the electrochemical behavior, reduction mechanism and transport properties of REBr3 (RE - La, Nd and Gd) in pure LiBr, LiBr-KBr (eutectic) and LiBr-KBr-CsBr (eutectic) melts. Gd(III) showed a reversible single step soluble-insoluble exchange phenomenon in LiBr melt at 973K. Although La (III), Nd(III) and Gd(III) ions showed reversible behavior in eutectic LiBr-KBr melts, these ions showed a combination of temperature dependent reversible and pseudo-reversible behavior. While both La(III) and Gd(III) showed one step reduction, the reduction of Nd(III) was observed to be a two step process. La metal could be electrodeposited from the ternary electrolyte at a temperature of 673K. Various electrochemical measurements suggest that both binary and ternary bromide melts can potentially be used to electrodeposit high purity RE metals at comparatively lower operating temperatures.

  11. Factory-Calibrated Continuous Glucose Sensors: The Science Behind the Technology.

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    Hoss, Udo; Budiman, Erwin Satrya

    2017-05-01

    The use of commercially available continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management requires sensor calibrations, which until recently are exclusively performed by the patient. A new development is the implementation of factory calibration for subcutaneous glucose sensors, which eliminates the need for user calibrations and the associated blood glucose tests. Factory calibration means that the calibration process is part of the sensor manufacturing process and performed under controlled laboratory conditions. The ability to move from a user calibration to factory calibration is based on several technical requirements related to sensor stability and the robustness of the sensor manufacturing process. The main advantages of factory calibration over the conventional user calibration are: (a) more convenience for the user, since no more fingersticks are required for calibration and (b) elimination of use errors related to the execution of the calibration process, which can lead to sensor inaccuracies. The FreeStyle Libre(™) and FreeStyle Libre Pro(™) flash continuous glucose monitoring systems are the first commercially available sensor systems using factory-calibrated sensors. For these sensor systems, no user calibrations are required throughout the sensor wear duration.

  12. [Nab-Paclitaxel plus gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma: experience of use].

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    Ferris Villanueva, Elena; Martínez Penella, Mónica; Cerezuela Fuentes, Pablo; Guerrero Bautista, Rocío; García Márquez, Andrés; Mira Sirvent, María Del Carmen

    2015-05-01

    Objetivo: Describir los resultados obtenidos en el uso de nab-paclitaxel y gemcitabina en el tratamiento de pacientes con adenocarcinoma de páncreas metastático. Material y métodos: Estudio observacional retrospectivo. Se seleccionaron pacientes en tratamiento con nab-paclitaxel asociado a gemcitabina entre enero 2013 y enero 2014. Se recogieron datos demográficos y clínicos. Resultados: Se incluyeron 15 pacientes (edad media: 59,4 ± 10,3 años). Todos ellos recibieron la combinación de nab-paclitaxel y gemcitabina en primera línea para la enfermedad metastásica. Nueve recibieron tratamiento adyuvante antes de que la enfermedad fuera metastásica, siendo la media de líneas de tratamiento previamente al uso de la combinación de 1,1. La mediana de supervivencia libre de progresión fue de 5,6 meses (IC 95%: 4,44 - 8,03). Sólo dos pacientes suspendieron el tratamiento por toxicidad. Conclusiones: El tratamiento con nab-paclitaxel y gemcitabina en nuestros pacientes ha resultado en una supervivencia libre de progresión similar a la de los ensayos clínicos publicados, presentando además una buena tolerancia.

  13. Single-chain antibody-delivered Livin siRNA inhibits human malignant melanoma growth in vitro and in vivo.

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    Wang, Hao; Yang, Yifei; Wang, Wei; Guan, Bing; Xun, Meng; Zhang, Hai; Wang, Ziling; Zhao, Yong

    2017-05-01

    Although gene therapy has brought new insights into the treatment of malignant melanoma, targeting delivery of nucleic acid which targets critical oncogene/anti-oncogene in vivo is still a bottleneck in the therapeutic application. Our previous in vitro studies have found that the oncogene Livin could serve as a potential molecular target by small interfering RNA for gene therapy of malignant melanoma. However, how to transport Livin small interfering RNA into malignant melanoma cells specifically and efficiently in vivo needs further investigation. Cumulative evidence has suggested that single-chain antibody-mediated small interfering RNA targeted delivery is an effective way to silence specific genes in human cancer cells. Indeed, this study designed a protamine-single-chain antibody fusion protein, anti-MM scFv-tP, to deliver Livin small interfering RNA into LiBr cells. Further experiments confirmed the induction of cell apoptosis and suppression of cell proliferation by anti-MM scFv-tP in LiBr cells, along with efficient silence of Livin gene both in vitro and in vivo. Altogether, our findings provide a feasible approach to transport Livin small interfering RNA to malignant melanoma cells which would be a new therapeutic strategy for combating malignant melanoma.

  14. Heat capacities of the water + lithium bromide + ethanolamine and water + lithium bromide + 1,3-propanediol systems

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    Kim, J.S.; Park, Y.; Lee, H.; Yu, S.I.

    1997-03-01

    Heat capacities of the water + lithium bromide + ethanolamine (LiBr/H{sub 2}N(CH{sub 2}){sub 2}OH mass ratio = 3.5) and water + lithium bromide + 1,3-propanediol (LiBr/HO(CH{sub 2}){sub 3}OH mass ratio = 3.5) systems were measured by using an isoperibol solution calorimeter at four temperatures (283.15, 298.15, 313.15, and 333.15 K) and absorbent (LiBr + H{sub 2}N(CH{sub 2}){sub 2}OH and LiBr + HO(CH{sub 2}){sub 3}OH) concentration ranges of (29.2 to 70.7)% and (30.7 to 68.3)%, respectively. The measured values were fitted with a simple equation by a least-squares method and the average absolute deviations between experimental and calculated values were 0.21% for the water + lithium bromide + ethanolamine system and 0.15% for the water + lithium bromide + 1,3-propanediol system, respectively.

  15. Density, vapor pressure, solubility, and viscosity for water + lithium bromide + lithium nitrate + 1,3-propanediol

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    Park, Y.; Kim, J.S.; Lee, H.; Yu, S.I.

    1997-01-01

    Four physical properties (solubility, vapor pressure, density, and viscosity) of water + lithium bromide + lithium nitrate + 1,3-propanediol (LiBr/LiNO{sub 3} mole ratio = 4, (LiBr + LiNO{sub 3})/HO(CH{sub 2}){sub 3}OH mass ratio = 3.5) were measured. The system, a possible working fluid for an absorption heat pump, mainly consists of absorbent (LiBr + LiNO{sub 3} + HO(CH{sub 2}){sub 3}OH) and refrigerant (H{sub 2}O). Solubilities were measured by the visual polythermal method in the temperature range (285.55 to 346.65) K and in the absorbent concentration range (68.0 to 75.0) mass %. Vapor pressures were measured by the boiling point method in the temperature range (325.35 to 395.15) K and in the absorbent concentration range (46.0 to 69.6) mass %. Densities and viscosities were measured by a set of hydrometers and viscometers, respectively, in the temperature range (283.15 to 343.15) K and in the absorbent concentration range (24.3 to 70.3) mass %. The measured values were correlated.

  16. Fotometría de imágenes CCD insuficientemente muestreadas

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    Ostrov, P. G.

    Se enfrenta el problema de la fotometría de imágenes CCD con una escala inadecuada (fwhm menor o igual que el tamaño de un pixel) y psf fuertemente variable con la posición. Se analiza, en particular, la aplicabilidad de una táctica propuesta por Massey, consistente en eliminar las vecinas débiles (utilizando una psf rudimentaria) para luego efectuar una fotometría de apertura sobre las estrellas brillantes. Se determina, mediante experimentos numéricos, la precisión alcanzada mediante esta técnica.

  17. Hydrodynamic characteristics of the western Doñana Region (area of El Abalario), Huelva, Spain

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    Trick, Thomas; Custodio, Emilio

    approximately 0.4-0.6 of that calculated with a soil-balance model. The cross section model was used to study the effect of groundwater ion on water-table depth by subtracting the contribution of vertical flow, calculated by a well-hydraulics formula, to the semiconfined deep aquifer. The result was a decrease in phreatic evapotranspiration, flow into La Rocina Creek, and lagoon-inundation frequency. Replacement of the eucalyptus forest with native vegetation may raise water-table levels and even reactivate old tributaries to La Rocina Creek. La région de Doñana, située dans le sud ouest de l'Espagne, comprend une importante réserve naturelle avec des zones humides, affectée par l'activité humaine. L'exploitation de vastes plantations d'eucalyptus pendant les années 50 et l'usage plus récent des nappes souterraines pour l'irrigation et l'alimentation en eau des centres touristiques côtiers ont modifié le système de flux d'eau souterraine dans cette zone. La présente étude a été réalisée dans le secteur occidental, appelé El Abalario. Ce secteur consiste en une légère élévation située entre l'Océan Atlantique et la ravine de La Rocina. Une couverture variable de sables éoliens, formant une haute crête dunaire côtière, recouvre des sédiments detritiques plio-quaternaires, déposés eux même sur des sables siliceux lesquels reposent à leur tour sur des marnes. Près de la base se trouvent des sables grossiers et des graviers d'origine deltaïque, dont l'épaisseur varie spatialement. Le flux d'eau souterraine est conditionné par l'aquifère semi confinés des graviers et des sables grossiers. Le niveau phréatique de l'aquifère libre des sables fluvio-marins est peu profond, excepté sous les dunes. On y trouve souvent des petites lagunes temporaires peu profondes. Le flux de l'eau souterraine a été simulé dans une section verticale pour vérifier le modèle hydrogéologique conceptuel et la sensibilité aux variations des paramètres. Le mod

  18. Laparoscopic intra-operative ultrasound in liver and pancreas resection: Analysis of 93 cases.

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    Piccolboni, D; Ciccone, F; Settembre, A; Corcione, F

    2010-03-01

    Sommario INTRODUZIONE: L’ispezione laparoscopica in chirurgia del pancreas o del fegato è un approccio ampiamente utilizzato. L’aggiunta dell’ecografia intra-operatoria alla laparoscopia ha di recente ulteriormente migliorato la valutazione chirurgica. Lo scopo di questo studio è stato di valutare l’impatto dell’ecografia intra-operatoria open (IOUS) o laparoscopica (LIOUS) in chirurgia del fegato e del pancreas. MATERIALI E METODI: Negli anni 2005–2008, 45 pazienti, di età 42–75 anni, sono stati selezionati per chirurgia epatica resettiva e 48 pazienti, di età 14–72 anni, per resezione parziale del pancreas. L’ecografia intra-operatoria è stata effettuata per mezzo di un apparecchio Aloka SSD-550 (Aloka, Tokyo, Giappone), con sonda lineare laparoscopica a punta flessibile e sonda elettronica lineare a T. RISULTATI: Tra i pazienti epatici, la LIOUS ha evitato inutili laparotomie in sei pazienti (13,3%) ed, insieme alla IOUS, ha consentito di trovare noduli non diagnosticati ed ha cambiato la strategia chirurgica in cinque pazienti (11,1%). Nel gruppo pancreas, la LIOUS ha escluso 7 pazienti (14,4%) dalla chirurgia radicale, per infiltrazione della vena mesenterica, coinvolgimento dei linfonodi celici o para-aortici, micro-metastasi epatiche e peritoneali. In 11 lesioni benigne, ha consentito la definizione dei rapporti con il dotto di Wirsung ed i vasi splenici, in 6 ha guidato l’aspirazione di liquido per analisi chimiche e citologiche. CONCLUSIONI: Nella nostra esperienza la LIOUS e la IOUS hanno avuto la massima importanza sia nella selezione dei pazienti per la chirurgia resettiva e nel pianificare l’approccio chirurgico, influenzando la strategia chirurgica in 11 pazienti epatici (24,4%) e 13 pazienti pancreatici (27%).

  19. Medio-lateral stability of sit-to-walk performance in older individuals with and without fear of falling.

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    Aberg, Anna Cristina; Frykberg, Gunilla Elmgren; Halvorsen, Kjartan

    2010-04-01

    Most falls in older people are due to loss of balance during everyday locomotion, e.g., when initiating walking from sitting; sit-to-walk (STW). It has been considered that the broader stride width in walking that is seen in many people with fear of falling (FoF) does not increase stability, but could be predictive of future falls because of increased medio-lateral (ML) velocity of the body centre of mass (CoM). This study was aimed to examine step-, velocity- and stability-related parameters, focusing on ML stability, in STW performance of people with and without FoF. Ten subjects with FoF and 10 matched controls, aged > or = 70 years, were included. Kinematic and kinetic data were collected in a laboratory. Stability parameters were calculated from a formula implying that the vertical projection of the CoM extrapolated by adding its velocity times a factor radicall/g (height of inverted pendulum divided by gravity) should fall within the base of support (BoS). A related spatial margin of stability (SMoS), defined as the minimum distance from the extrapolated CoM (XCoM) to the boundaries of the BoS, was also calculated. In the phase 'seat-off-second-toe-off', the FoF group had significantly (p<0.05) shorter and broader steps, lower forward but similar ML CoM velocity, and broader CoM and XCoM widths. The FoF group therefore exhibited a disproportionately large sideways velocity compared to the controls. This indicates that STW may be a hazardous transfer for older people with FoF, which should be relevant in assessment and training aimed at preventing falls. Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Malignant rectal melanoma. Case report.

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    Morlino, Andrea; La Torre, Giuseppe; Vitagliano, Giulia; Cammarota, Aldo

    2015-03-26

    Il Melanoma Anorettale è una malattia rara e aggressiva ed è il terzo tipo più comune di melanoma maligno dopo quello della cute e della retina. Il sintomo più comune è il sanguinamento rettale, che è spesso scambiato per sanguinamento associato a emorroidi. La diagnosi è molto difficile, e quella iniziale può essere corretta solo in circa 80% dei casi. Il caso clinico che proponiamo riguarda un uomo di 71 anni giunto alla nostra osservazione per dolore anale, tenesmo rettale, sanguinamento. L’eplorazione rettale ci ha mostrato una neofromazione dolorosa, di colorito brunastro nel canale anale. La colonscopia e la endoscopia hanno evidenziato la presenza di una grande massa stenotica interessante il canale anale ed il retto con un diametro di circa 90 mm. La biopsia è positiva per melanoma a cellule maligne pigmentate. La TAC ha mostrato un ispessimento della parete rettale e linfonodi nel tessuto adiposo, nel distretto otturatore bilaterale e metastasi polmonari bilaterali. Il dato di laboratorio del Ca 19-9 è nei livelli normali. Il paziente è stato sottoposto a resezione addomino-perineale con dissezione linfonodale. Non ci sono studi dimostranti che la resezione radicale del melanoma primario ano-rettale è associata ad un miglioramento del controllo locale e della sopravvivenza. I pazienti con malattia localizzata dovrebbero essere sottoposti a escissione locale ogniqualvolta ciò sia tecnicamente fattibile. Il ruolo predominante del trattamento chemio radioterapico preoperatorio è quello di ridurre le recidive locoregionale e della cavità pelvica, e per ottenere un più alto tasso di conservazione dell’apparato sfinteriale. Inoltre facilita la rimozione delle potenziali micrometastasi e riduce le metastasi a distanza.

  1. HPLC analysis of complete BZ systems. Evolution of the chemical composition in cerium and ferroin catalysed batch oscillators: experiments and model calculations.

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    Hegedús, L; Wittmann, M; Noszticzius, Z; Yan, S; Sirimungkala, A; Försterling, H D; Field, R J

    2001-01-01

    In the last few years many new reaction routes and intermediates have been discovered in the mechanism of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction with the aid of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). These previous HPLC studies, however, were limited to the Ce(4+)-organic substrate (malonic or bromomalonic acid) systems only. Very recently some measurements were made on a cerium catalysed full BZ system but only in its induction period. The present work follows the evolution of the main chemical components in a cerium and in a ferroin catalysed full BZ system from the start until the end of the oscillatory regime in a batch reactor. While recording the potential oscillations of a bromide selective electrode we measured from time to time the concentration of the following components: malonic and bromomalonic acids and bromate as main components; malonyl malonate, ethanetetracarboxylic and bromoethenetricarboxylic acids which are recombination products of organic free radicals; oxidized intermediates: tartronic, oxalic (OA) and mesoxalic (MOA) acids, and brominated products: dibromoacetic and tribromoacetic acids. Recombination products are generated in the intervals when the autocatalytic reaction is "switched off". In the course of the autocatalytic periods, however, the organic radicals react with the inorganic bromine dioxide radical mainly which leads to the formation of MOA and OA. Due to a very fast Ce(4+)-MOA reaction, MOA can be detected in the ferroin catalysed BZ system only. Our model calculations deal exclusively with the cerium catalysed system. The suggested new Marburg-Budapest-Missoula (MBM) model includes both negative feedback loops (bromous acid-bromide ion Oregonator type and bromine dioxide-organic free radicals Radicalator type feedback) and the recently discovered radical-radical recombination reactions. Comparison of the experimental data with the model calculations shows a good qualitative agreement but some open problems still

  2. Cobertura desarrollada de Puerto Rico

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    William A. Gould; Sebastian Martinuzzi; Olga M. Ramos Gonzalez

    2008-01-01

    Este mapa representa la cobertura desarrollada en Puerto Rico (Martinuzzi et al. 2007). Cobertura desarrollada se define aqui como areas urbanas, construidas y sin vegetacion, que resultan de actividad humana. Tipicamente, estas incluyen estructuras construidas, concreto, asfalto, u otra infraestructura. La cobertura desarrollada se creo mediante el analisis de...

  3. Revisión de tecnología y riesgos: refinerías de petróleo - Hoja informativa para las comunidades

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    La Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) emitió un reglamento final que mejorará significativamente la calidad del aire en los vecindarios cercanos a las refinerías de petróleo mediante un control más exhaustivo de las emisiones a

  4. Normas finales de desempeño para fuentes nuevas y revisión de tecnología y riesgos del sector de refinería de petróleo-resumen de cambios

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    La Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) emitió un reglamento final que mejorará significativamente la calidad del aire en los vecindarios cercanos a las refinerías de petróleo mediante un control más exhaustivo de las emisiones a

  5. Unidades del paisaje de Puerto Rico: la influencia del clima, el substrato y la topografia

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    William Gould; Michael E. Jimenez; Gary Potts; Maya Quinones; Sebastian Martinuzzi

    2008-01-01

    El mapa de unidades del paisaje de Puerto Rico representa variaciones climaticas, topograficas y del substrato mediante la integracion de seis zonas climaticas (Ewel y Whitmore, 1973), seis substratos (Bawiec, 2001; USGS, 2005), cinco posiciones topograficas, o topoformas (Martinuzzi et al. 2007), y cuerpos de agua (USGS 2005). Los substratos representan el conjunto...

  6. Using Supervised Learning Techniques for Diagnosis of Dynamic Systems

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    2002-05-04

    Sisteinas Dinmicos: hacia una Caracterizaci6n correct behaviour. In those cases the fault is not detected. Other en el Nivel de Conocimiento . In proceedings...Rodriguez, Carlos J. Alonso y Q. Isaac Moro. Clasificaci6n de patrones temporales en sistemas dinimicos mediante Boosting y Alineamiento dinamico

  7. [In Process Citation].

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    Guzmán-Mercado, Elizabeth; Vásquez-Garibay, Edgar M; Troyo-Sanroman, Rogelio; Romero-Velarde, Enrique

    2016-03-25

    Objetivo: identificar los hábitos alimentarios de adolescentes embarazadas en cuatro estados civiles diferentes: casada, cohabita con una pareja, soltera sin pareja y soltera con una pareja. Métodos: en estudio transversal, se incluyeron 321 adolescentes embarazadas de 13-19 años que acudieron al Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Dr. Juan I Menchaca, Guadalajara (Jalisco, México). Se encontraban sanas, en cualquier trimestre del embarazo y pertenecían a un nivel socioe-conómico bajo o medio-bajo. El estado civil se estratificó en: casadas; en unión libre; soltera con una pareja y soltera sin pareja. Se incluyeron datos socio-demográficos, económicos y de hábitos de alimentación. Se utilizaron pruebas de ANOVA, pruebas post-hoc para Chi 2 , razón de momios y modelos de regresión logística. Resultados: la frecuencia de las adolescentes casadas fue de 9,3%, 59,8% en unión libre, 15,3% eran solteras sin pareja y 15,6% solteras con pareja. La baja escolaridad (RM 2,6 [1,5-4,4]) y la ocupación en el hogar (RM 4,47 [1,99-10,0]) predominaron entre las adolescentes en unión libre; la ocupación en el hogar (RM 0,28 [0,127-0,61]) y cenar sin compañía (RM 4,12 [1,62-10,8]) fueron significativamente más frecuentes en adolescentes sin pareja. El consumo de verduras fue menor en las adolescentes casadas y en quienes cohabitaban con pareja; el consumo de frijoles y pan dulce fue menor en adolescentes embarazadas casadas. Conclusión: debido a que ciertas variables y hábitos de alimentación mostraron diferencias entre los grupos es pertinente analizar las adolescentes embarazadas de acuerdo a su estado civil.

  8. Association entre les hormones sexuelles, les marqueurs de remodelage osseux et la densité minérale osseuse chez des femmes ménopausées d'origine marocaine (étude transversale)

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    El Maataoui, Aissam; Biaz, Asmae; El Boukhrissi, Fatima; El Machtani, Si; Dami, Abdellah; Bouhsain, Sanae; Bamou, Youssef; El Maghraoui, Abdellah; Ouzzif, Zhor

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Le présent travail se propose d’étudier la relation entre les hormones sexuelles, notamment l’œstradiol et l'indice de l’œstradiol libre, le sulfate de déhydroépiandrosterone et la sex hormone binding globulin, les marqueurs de remodelage osseux et la densité minérale osseuse chez une population de femmes marocaine ménopausées. Méthodes Il s'agit d'une étude transversale, menée sur une période de 6 mois d'octobre 2012 à fin avril 2013 et ayant fait participer deux cent deux (202). Résultats L’œstradiol et l'indice d’œstradiol libre (IEL) ont montré une corrélation négative respectivement à l'ostéocalcine (OC), à la crosslaps (β-CTX) et l'OC (p<0.001). La sulfate de déhydroepiandrosterone S-DHEA a été corrélée positivement à l'OC (p<0.001), alors que e taux sérique de la sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) l'a été corrélé à la β-CTX et l'OC (p<0.001). Par ailleurs, une corrélation positive a été établie entre la densité minérale osseuse (DMO) au col de fémur et le poids, l'indice de masse corporelle (IMC), l'IEL et la S-DHEA. Une corrélation négative a été retrouvée entre la DMO au col de fémur d'une part et l’âge, la DDR, la SHBG, la β-CTX et l'OC d'une autre part. Conclusion Le présent travail montre que l'augmentation de l’âge et la diminution de l’œstradiol libre expliquent la diminution de la DMO au niveau du col du fémur, alors que l'augmentation du taux sérique de la SHBG et la diminution du poids expliquent la diminution de la DMO au rachis lombaire. PMID:26848353

  9. Continued investigations of the occurrence of water in Pahute Mesa emplacement holes

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    Hershey, R.L.; Brikowski, T.H.

    1995-04-01

    Periodically, water has been observed in emplacement boreholes drilled for underground testing of nuclear weapons at Pahute Mesa, Nevada Test Site, and is often at levels elevated above the predicted local water table. Water which may provide a means to transport residual radionuclides away from weapon tests may originate as fluids introduced during drilling, from naturally perched groundwater draining into the borehole, or from penetration of the local groundwater table. Lithium-bromide (Li-Br) tracer is being used to evaluate both the origin and movement of these borehole waters. The drilling fluid used to drill the final 100 meters of borehole U-19bh was chemically labeled with LiBr tracer. Lack of significant increase in borehole Br inventory over time indicates that standing water in U-9bh is not returned drilling fluid. Possible sources for the standing water are drilling fluid infiltrated above the bottom 100 in or natural water from a perched or shallower-than-expected saturated zone. The minimum detectable Darcy velocity of water passing through U-19bh is 0.3 m/yr. Borehole U-19bk has a water level approximately 50 in above the predicted pre-drilling water level. Initial water samples were collected from U-19bk to characterize the borehole water quality prior to adding the tracer. The major-ion analytical results of U-19bk along with historical water quality analyses of Water Well 20 and water well UE-19c show that all three waters are similar in character and therefore the water in U-19bk may be either residual drilling fluids originating from Water Well 20 and UE-19c or naturally occurring Pahute Mesa groundwater. LiBr tracer was added to the U-19bk borehole and samples for tracer analysis were collected one month later. For the one month period, no detectable loss of Br was observed. Over this short time period, the minimum detectable Darcy velocity is 10.6 m/yr.

  10. Low-frequency collective dynamics in deep eutectic solvents of acetamide and electrolytes: A femtosecond Raman-induced Kerr effect spectroscopic study

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    Biswas, Ranjit; Das, Anuradha; Shirota, Hideaki

    2014-10-01

    In this study, we have investigated the ion concentration dependent collective dynamics in two series of deep eutectic solvent (DES) systems by femtosecond Raman-induced Kerr effect spectroscopy, as well as some physical properties, e.g., shear viscosity (η), density (ρ), and surface tension (γ). The DES systems studied here are [0.75CH3CONH2 + 0.25{f KSCN + (1 - f )NaSCN}] and [0.78CH3CONH2 + 0.22{f LiBr + (1 - f )LiNO3}] with f = 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, and 1.0. γ of these DES systems shows near insensitivity to f, while ρ shows a moderate dependence on f. Interestingly, η exhibits a strong dependence on f. In the low-frequency Kerr spectra, obtained via the Fourier transform of the collected Kerr transients, a characteristic band at ˜70 cm-1 is clear in [0.78CH3CONH2 + 0.22{f LiBr + (1 - f )LiNO3}] DES especially at the larger f. The band is attributed to the intermolecular hydrogen bond of acetamide. Because of less depolarized Raman activities of intermolecular/interionic vibrational motions, which are mostly translational (collision-induced or interaction-induced) motions, of spherical ions, the intermolecular hydrogen-bonding band is clearly observed. In contrast, the intermolecular hydrogen-bonding band is buried in the other intermolecular/interionic vibrational motions, which includes translational and reorientational (librational) motions and their cross-terms, in [0.75CH3CONH2 + 0.25{f KSCN + (1 - f )NaSCN}] system. The first moment (M1) of the intermolecular/interionic vibrational band in these DES systems is much higher than that in typical neutral molecular liquids and shows a weak but contrasting dependence on the bulk parameter sqrt {γ /ρ }. The time constants for picosecond overdamped Kerr transients in both the DES systems, which are obtained on the basis of the analysis fitted by a triexponential function, are rather insensitive to f for both the DES systems, but all the three time constants (fast: ˜1-3 ps; intermediate: ˜7-20 ps; and

  11. Teaching Astronomy in non-formal education: stars workshop

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    Hernán-Obispo, M.; Crespo-Chacón, I.; Gálvez, M. C.; López-Santiago, J.

    One of the fields in which teaching Astronomy is more demanded is non-formal education. The Stars Workshop we present in this contribution consisted on an introduction to Astronomy and observation methods. The main objectives were: to know the main components of the Universe, their characteristics and the scales of size and time existing between them; to understand the movement of the different celestial objects; to know the different observational techniques; to value the different historical explanations about the Earth and the position of Humanity in the Universe. This Stars Workshop was a collaboration with the Escuela de Tiempo Libre Jumavi, which is a school dedicated to the training and non-formal education in the leisure field.

  12. The Andrea Levialdi Fellowship

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    Fieschi, Roberto

    My first encounter with Cuba dates back to winter 1967-1968 at the Cultural Congress of La Havana, a very large international event to promote greater understanding of the reality of the Cuban Revolution. In fact the person invited was my friend and colleague Andrea Levialdi (Andrea already knew Cuba and loved it) who, unable to participate, allowed me to go in her place. So I landed at the airport of the "first free country in Latin America" with the delegation of the Italian Communist Party. In Havana I met other Italian physicists whom I already knew, among them Bruno Vitale and Daniele Amati. They, like me, were embarrassed by the generous hospitality of `Havana Libre,' especially in a country which was going through such difficulties. Despite our best efforts we did not succeed in receiving a more modest welcome.

  13. Analysis on Static Characteristics of Heat Transformer

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    Inoue, Naoyuki; Irie, Kiichi; Fukusumi, Yukihiro

    Absorption heat pump has features to produce high temperature energy by low temperature heat source such as hot water waste heat itself, and it is expected to be a cycle transforming waste heat to usable energy. Particularly promising is the heat pump which produces widely usable steam as high temperature energy. This paper deals with theoretical analysis of various absorption cycles supposing reversible cycles, and discusses the COP, temperature boost and maximum performance comparing with the Carnot cycle. Then simulation model of actual heat pump using H20-LiBr as the working fluid has been developed to predict the performance. A route of heat source hot water from a generator to an evaporator is desirable for high performance. Preheating feed water by weak solution is available for increasing the steam generating rate in the case of steam generation by an absorption heat pump.

  14. Effect of lithium halide on glass network structure and upconversion luminescence in Er3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass ceramics containing NaGdF4 nanocrystals

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    Ren, Peng; Yang, Yong; Zhou, Dacheng; Li, Zhencai; Qiu, Jianbei

    2017-10-01

    LiR(R = Br, Cl, F) co-doped oxyfluoride glass ceramics containing NaGdF4 nanocrystals were prepared. The effect on glass network structure by dopants was investigated through the Raman spectra. The crystallization temperature and integrity of the glass network structure was gradually reduced by introducing halogen ions. The types and distribution of nanocrystals were determined by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscope. The size of nanocrystals were shown in column type distribution map. The mean size of nanocrystals was bigger from SABr to SAF. The upconversion luminescence of Er3+ in SABr, SACl and SAF were study. The intensity ratio of red and green light was reduced in glass ceramics when the content from LiBr turn to LiF.

  15. Les vies de Galilée

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    2009-11-26

    Qu'est-ce que l'astronomie? A quoi sert-elle ? Qui était Galilée ? Une soirée avec Fiami, auteur et dessinateur autour des vies de Galilée, titre de son nouvel ouvrage. Galilée y joue le protagoniste ou le complice de grandes découvertes à différentes époques et sous divers profils : Galilée à Babylone (-568) | Galilée à Alexandrie (-197) | Galilée en Inde (499) | Galilée à Venise (1609) | Galilée et Halley (1705) | Galilée revient (2009) Dans le cadre de l'année mondiale de l'astronomie. » Tout public » Entrée libre » Réservation groupes au +41 (0)22 767 76 76

  16. Theoretical study of the gas-phase ion pairs SN2 reactions of LiX with CH3SY (X, Y = F, Cl, Br, I)

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    Gai, Jing-Gang; Ren, Yi

    The gas-phase ion pair SN2 reactions at saturated sulfur LiX + CH3SY ? CH3SX + LiY (X, Y = F, Cl, Br, I) are investigated using the CCSD(T) calculations. The calculated results show that the reactions LiX + CH3SY are exothermic only when the nucleophile is a heavier lithium halide. Central barrier heights are found to depend primarily on the identity of nucleophile LiX, decreasing in the order LiF > LiCl > LiBr > LiI. Another interesting feature of the ion pair reactions at sulfur is the good correlation between the reaction barriers with geometrical looseness of Li bond X and S bond Y bonds in the transition state structures. The data for the reaction barriers show good agreement with the prediction of the Marcus equation and its modification.

  17. Estudio de los Efectos Gravitomagnéticos en Cuerpos Masivos Rotantes

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    Velandia Heredia, N.; Tejeiro, J. M.

    2008-03-01

    A partir del estudio de los Efectos Gravitomagnéticos en cuerpos masivos rotantes, planteamos la expresión para medir el desfase en el tiempo, para diferentes observadores, que se dan cuando viajan dos rayos de luz por una guía de onda o de manera libre (geodésicas), en el plano azimutal y en el plano polar. Con lo anterior queremos abordar el experimento tipo Michelson y Morley, de forma que podamos involucrar el valor de la densidad del momento angular (a) en el retraso temporal para los dos haces de luz que viajan por los brazos del interferómetro, cuando este último es ubicado en el plano ecuatorial.

  18. Solubilization and renaturation of overexpressed aggregates of mutant tryptophan synthase alpha-subunits.

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    Lim, W K; Smith-Somerville, H E; Hardman, J K

    1989-01-01

    Certain Escherichia coli tryptophan synthase mutant alpha-subunits encoded from mutagenized trpA-containing plasmids were overexpressed as insoluble aggregates which were seen as large, intracellular inclusion bodies. The insoluble aggregates were solubilized to various degrees by several neutral, chaotropic salts. The order of effectiveness of these salts (KSCN, NaI greater than NaNO3, LiBr greater than CaCl2) followed that for the Hofmeister series. Optimum conditions for the use of KSCN resulted in a maximum 70 to 75% solubilization of the aggregate forms for all mutant alpha-subunits examined. Removal of KSCN by dialysis resulted in the recovery of biological activity and of certain characteristic structural properties. Such salts may be a useful alternative for other recombinant protein aggregates which resist complete renaturation by commonly used treatments with guanidine or urea. Images PMID:2547334

  19. Ostéchondromatose synoviale de l'articulation carpo-métacarpienne du pouce chez une patiente atteinte d'un lupus érythémateux systémique

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    Loukil, Hanen; Frikha, Faten; Snoussi, Mouna; Garbaa, Saida; Salah, Raida Ben; Bahloul, Zouhir

    2015-01-01

    L'ostéchondromatose synoviale est une métaplasie du tissu synovial. Elle engendre de petites masses cartilagineuses qui font saillie à la face interne de la synoviale, puis, se pédiculisent et enfin s'en détachent en développant des chondromes libres. On en distingue deux formes d'ostéchondromatose, la forme primitive, qui est rare, et la forme secondaire plus fréquente dont l'origine est généralement l'arthrose. Nous rapportons un cas d'ostéchondromatose synoviale de l'articulation carpo-métacarpienne du pouce chez une patiente atteinte d'un lupus érythémateux systémique. PMID:26918080

  20. Fundamental Study of Absorption Cycle without Electric Solution Pump

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    Tsujimori, Atsushi; Sato, Kazuo; Nakao, Kazushige; Ohgushi, Tetsuro; Katsuta, Masafumi

    The absorption refrigerant cycle has been used in Japan, as energy shortage problem is more and more serious and environmental protection is of increasing importance. This type of air conditioner and chiller consume less electric power input than the electric one. However, the absorption refrigerator of large cooling capacity consumes some electric power with the required facility. Then in this research, the absorption cycle without the electric solution pump is proposed using a capillary pump and the possibility of making this cycle running using LiBr solution as a working fluid is investigated. As a result, it was found that the absorption cycle could be reached using a capillary wick in the generator to circulate the refrigerant and kept the strong and weak solution low pressure.

  1. Halocarbocyclization entry into the oxabicyclo[4.3.1]decyl exomethylene-δ-lactone cores of linearifolin and zaluzanin A: exploiting combinatorial catalysis.

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    Ginotra, Sandeep K; Friest, Jacob A; Berkowitz, David B

    2012-02-17

    A streamlined entry into the sesquiterpene lactone (SQL) cores of linearifolin and zaluzanin A is described. Stereochemistry is controlled through transformations uncovered by ISES (In Situ Enzymatic Screening). Absolute stereochemistry derives from kinetic resolution of 5-benzyloxypentene-1,2-oxide, utilizing a β-pinene-derived-Co(III)-salen. Relative stereochemistry (1,3-cis-fusion) is set via formal halometalation/carbocyclization, mediated by [Rh(O(2)CC(3)F(7))(2)](2)/LiBr. Subsequent ring-closing metathesis (RCM-Grubbs II) yields the title exomethylene-δ-lactone SQL cores. In complementary fashion, RCM with Grubbs-I catalyst provides the oxabicyclo[3.3.1]nonyl core of xerophilusin R and zinagrandinolide.

  2. La variación temporal de las constantes fundamentales

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    Bersten, M.; Landau, S.; Vucetich, H.

    Las diferentes teorías que unifican las cuatro interacciones fundamentales coinciden en predecir variaciones temporales y espaciales de las constantes fundamentales pero difieren en la forma de esta variación. Las observaciones astronómicas y geofísicas permiten establecer cotas sobre la variación de dichas constantes. ésto nos proporciona una herramienta importante para testear las diferentes teorías. En particular, se utilizó el modelo de supercuerdas propuesto por Damour y Polyakov. Se obtuvieron límites sobre los parámetros libres de dicho modelo consistentes con un conjunto de datos astronómicos y geofísicos.

  3. Halocarbocyclization Entry into the Oxabicyclo[4.3.1]decyl Exomethylene-δ-Lactone Cores of Linearifolin and Zaluzanin A - Exploiting Combinatorial Catalysis

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    Ginotra, Sandeep K.; Friest, Jacob A.; Berkowitz, David B.

    2012-01-01

    A streamlined entry into the sesquiterpene lactones (SQL) cores of linearifolin and zaluzanin A is described. Stereochemistry is controlled through transformations uncovered by ISES (In-Situ-Enzymatic-Screening). Absolute stereochemistry derives from kinetic resolution of 5-benzyloxypentene-1,2-oxide, utilizing a β-pinene-derived-Co(III)-salen. Relative stereochemistry (1,3-cis-fusion)is set via formal halometalation/carbocyclization, mediated by [Rh(O2CC3F7)2]2/LiBr. Subsequent ring-closing metathesis (RCM-Grubbs II) yields the title exomethylene-δ-lactone SQL-cores. In complementary fashion, RCM with Grubbs-I catalyst provides the oxabicyclo[3.3.1]nonyl-core of xerophilusin R and zinagrandinolide. PMID:22316136

  4. Pedagogia artistica: la conceptualizacion y la creatividad en estudiantes de ciencias de sexto grado

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    Ortiz Colon, Edwin A.

    Se realizo un estudio fenomenologico sobre la conceptualizacion, la creatividad y el valor del dibujo en propiciar un contexto creativo para el aprendizaje de ciencias de sexto grado. La conceptualizacion se interpreto como un proceso que ocurre en las relaciones que los estudiantes establecen entre los temas de estudio y las ideas principales, las experiencias previas, las creencias personales, el tiempo y el valor de la conservacion ambiental. La esencia de la creatividad se definio en funcion de la imaginacion, las destrezas, la intencion, la libertad de pensamiento y expresion y el contexto. El dibujo propicio un ambiente creativo de aprendizaje en las ciencias al facilitar el uso del pensamiento cientifico profundo, el inquirir artistico y la expresion libre.

  5. Evaporation for Lithium Bromide Aqueous Solution in a Vertical Falling Film Type of Generator under Reduced Pressure

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    Matsuda, Akira; Kawamura, Teruo; Hada, Kunihiko

    Experiments on evaporation for lithium bromide aqueous solutions (0-55wt% LiBr) were made in a vertical falling film type of stainless steel generator under reduced pressure, 8kPa. A simple calculation method is proposed to analyze the heat and mass transfer in falling film of lithium bromide aqueous solutions. The method is to solve the one-dimensional differance equation driven using the previous equations for coefficients of heat transfer and mass transfer in falling film, and the unidirectional diffusion model. The results of the new calculation method agree with those of author's previous two-dimentional difference method, and the new method reduces computation time to one sixtyth. The calculated values for evaporation rate and falling film temperatures in the generator agree well with the observed values of them.

  6. Radical-Radical Cyclization Cascades of Barbiturates Triggered by Electron-Transfer Reduction of Amide-Type Carbonyls.

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    Huang, Huan-Ming; Procter, David J

    2016-06-22

    Radical-radical cyclization cascades, triggered by single-electron transfer to amide-type carbonyls by SmI2-H2O, convert simple achiral barbiturates in one step to hemiaminal- or enamine-containing tricyclic scaffolds containing up to five contiguous stereocenters (including quaternary stereocenters). Furthermore, we describe the surprising beneficial effect of LiBr on the most challenging of the radical-radical cyclization cascades. An alternative fragmentation-radical cyclization sequence of related substrates allows access to bicyclic uracil derivatives. The radical-radical cyclization process constitutes the first example of a radical cascade involving ET reduction of the amide carbonyl. Products of the cascade can be readily manipulated to give highly unusual and medicinally relevant bi- and tricyclic barbiturates.

  7. Hemispherand-Strapped Calix[4]pyrrole: An Ion-pair Receptor for the Recognition and Extraction of Lithium Nitrite.

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    He, Qing; Zhang, Zhan; Brewster, James T; Lynch, Vincent M; Kim, Sung Kuk; Sessler, Jonathan L

    2016-08-10

    The hemispherand-strapped calix[4]pyrrole (1) acts as an ion pair receptor that exhibits selectivity for lithium salts. In organic media (CD2Cl2 and CD3OD, v/v, 9:1), receptor 1 binds LiCl with high preference relative to NaCl, KCl, and RbCl. DFT calculations provided support for the observed selectivity. Single crystal structures of five different lithium ion-pair complexes of 1 were obtained. In the case of LiCl, a single bridging water molecule between the lithium cation and chloride anion was observed, while tight contact ion pairs were observed in the case of the LiBr, LiI, LiNO3, and LiNO2 salts. Receptor 1 proved effective as an extractant for LiNO2 under both model solid-liquid and liquid-liquid extraction conditions.

  8. The benefits of pramipexole selection in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

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    Silindir, Mine; Ozer, A Yekta

    2014-10-01

    Levodopa administration as a gold standard in Parkinson's disease (PD) treatment is very valuable, however, long-term administration may cause some motor complications such as abnormal unintended movements and shortening response to each dose (wearing off phenomenon). Dopamine agonists were developed to reduce duration of immobile off periods and dependence to levodopa for improving motor impairments (Clarke et al., Cochrane Libr 1:1-23, 2000). Pramipexole is one of these nonergot dopamine agonists with high relative in vitro specificity and full intrinsic activity at D2 subfamily of dopamine receptors, with a higher binding affinity to D3 than to D4 or D2 receptor subtypes (Piercey, Clin Neuropharmacol 21:141-151, 1998). It can be advantageously administered as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy to levodopa to decrease side effects and increase effectiveness in both early and advanced PD treatment.

  9. [Chromosomal imbalances and survival in patients with astrocytomas].

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    López-Aguilar, Enrique; Rioscovian-Soto, Ana; Betanzos-Cabrera, Yadira; Ruiz-Esparza, Ruth; Sepúlveda-Vildósola, Ana Carolina

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: la citogenética ha revelado que el desarrollo de los tumores cerebrales pudiera estar inducido por alteraciones moleculares. La asociación de las alteraciones cromosómicas con la supervivencia permitirá valorar el pronóstico y tratamiento de estos tumores. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar las alteraciones cromosómicas, la supervivencia global y libre de enfermedad en pacientes pediátricos con astrocitomas, y la asociación entre ellas. MÉTODOS: se revisaron los expedientes clínicos de los pacientes con diagnóstico de astrocitoma de acuerdo con los registros de 1995 a 2005. Se buscaron los bloques de parafina para extraer el material tumoral y se realizó técnica de hibridación genómica comparativa para buscar ganancias y pérdidas cromosómicas.

  10. Development of a solar powered residential air conditioner (General optimization)

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    Lowen, D. J.

    1976-01-01

    A commercially available 3-ton residential Lithium Bromide (LiBr) absorption air conditioner was modified for use with lower temperature solar heated water. The modification included removal of components such as the generator, concentration control chamber, liquid trap, and separator; and the addition of a Chrysler designed generator, an off-the-shelf LiBr-solution pump. The design goal of the modified unit was to operate with water as the heat-transfer fluid at a target temperature of 85 C (185 F), 29.4 C (85 F) cooling water inlet, producing 10.5 kW (3 tons) of cooling. Tests were performed on the system before and after modification to provide comparative data. At elevated temperatures (96 C, 205 F), the test results show that Lithium Bromide was carried into the condenser due to the extremely violent boiling and degraded the evaporator performance.

  11. Complexation des acides aminés basiques arginine, histidine et lysine avec l'ADN plasmidique en solution aqueuse : participation à la capture de radicaux sous irradiation X à 1,5 keV

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    Tariq Khalil, Talat; Taillefumier, Baptiste; Boulanouar, Omar; Mavon, Christophe; Fromm, Michel

    2016-09-01

    L'environnement chimique de l'ADN en situation biologique est complexe notam-ment en raison de la présence d'histones, protéines nucléaires, associées en quantité approximativement égales à l'ADN pour former la chromatine. Les histones possèdent de nombreux radicaux basiques arginine et lysine chargés positivement et dont la majorité se trouve sur les chaînes émergentes, l'ADN présente quant à lui des charges négatives sur ses groupements phosphates localisés tout au long de la double hélice. Dans cette étude, la complexité de la structure de la chromatine nucléaire est dans un premier temps mimée en solution aqueuse par la formation de complexes entre un ADN plasmidique sonde et les trois acides aminés basiques, Arg, His, Lys, qui, mis à part His, sont protonés au pH physiologique. Ces acides aminés libres en solution sont réputés être des capteurs efficaces de radicaux libres, notamment pour le radical hydroxyle, conférant ainsi un pouvoir protecteur vis-à-vis des effets indirects sur l'ADN en situation d'exposition aux rayonnements ionisants. A concentration fixée, les capacités de capture des acides aminés libres, σ, pour le radical hydroxyle sont typiquement les suivantes σHis ≈σArg > σLys (σLys ≈ 0,1 × σArg). Nous avons mesuré les taux de cassures simple brin par plasmide et par Gray (χ) lors d'expositions de solutions aqueuses de complexes [acide aminé - ADN plasmidique] aux rayons X ultra-mous (1,5 keV). A concentrations égales, les trois acides aminés complexés et présents en large excès ne manifestent pas une capacité de protection de l'ADN proportionnelle à leur capacité de capture libre et en solution ; on trouve en effet des taux de cassures dans l'ordre suivant χHis > χArg > χLys (χLys ≈ 0,01 χArg). Après avoir détaillé le mode opératoire de ces mesures, nous analyserons sur des bases bibliographiques, les modes spécifiques d'interaction des acides aminés basiques avec l'ADN. La sp

  12. Description de Tunga bonneti n. sp. du Chili (Siphonaptera : Tungidae) et notes sur sa spécificité, sa chorologie, son dermecos et sa phénologie

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    Beaucournu, J.-C.; Mergey, T.; Muñoz-Leal, S.; González-Acuña, D.

    2012-01-01

    Tunga libis a été à tort signalée du Chili par Smit (1968). Il s’agit en fait d’une espèce nouvelle, relativement peu rare, que nous décrivons ici. Non seulement les individus libres sont connus dans les deux sexes, mais également les femelles enkystées ou néosomiques. Des données sont apportées sur divers aspects de sa biologie. Nous pensons que ces apports seront utilisables pour affiner nos connaissances sur les autres Tunga, en particulier la capture des mâles, toujours rares, voire inconnus. PMID:22910663

  13. From university research to commercial product (Conference Presentation)

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    Mathuis, Philip

    2016-03-01

    Ovizio Imaging Systems, a quantitative microscopic imaging spin-off of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, was founded in the beginning of 2010 by Philip Mathuis, Serge Jooris, Prof. Frank Dubois and Dr. Catherine Yourassowky. The company has launched a range of specialized microscopy instruments for quantitative imaging mainly focused on the bioprocessing and diagnostics fields within the life sciences market. During my talk I will present the story of how an idea, emerged from the research labs of the University made it to a manufactured and sold product. The talk will look at many aspects of entrepreneurship and setting up a company, finding the funding for the project, attracting people, industrialization and product design and commercialization. It will also be focused on choices one has to make during the start-up phase and methodologies that can be applied in many different settings.

  14. Abort Options for Human Lunar Missions between Earth Orbit and Lunar Vicinity

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    Condon, Gerald L.; Senent, Juan S.; Llama, Eduardo Garcia

    2005-01-01

    Apollo mission design emphasized operational flexibility that supported premature return to Earth. However, that design was tailored to use expendable hardware for short expeditions to low-latitude sites and cannot be applied directly to an evolutionary program requiring long stay times at arbitrary sites. This work establishes abort performanc e requirements for representative onorbit phases of missions involvin g rendezvous in lunar-orbit, lunar-surface and at the Earth-Moon libr ation point. This study submits reference abort delta-V requirements and other Earth return data (e.g., entry speed, flight path angle) and also examines the effect of abort performance requirements on propul sive capability for selected vehicle configurations.

  15. Performance Analysis of XCPC Powered Solar Cooling Demonstration Project

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    Widyolar, Bennett K.

    A solar thermal cooling system using novel non-tracking External Compound Parabolic Concentrators (XCPC) has been built at the University of California, Merced and operated for two cooling seasons. Its performance in providing power for space cooling has been analyzed. This solar cooling system is comprised of 53.3 m2 of XCPC trough collectors which are used to power a 23 kW double effect (LiBr) absorption chiller. This is the first system that combines both XCPC and absorption chilling technologies. Performance of the system was measured in both sunny and cloudy conditions, with both clean and dirty collectors. It was found that these collectors are well suited at providing thermal power to drive absorption cooling systems and that both the coinciding of available thermal power with cooling demand and the simplicity of the XCPC collectors compared to other solar thermal collectors makes them a highly attractive candidate for cooling projects.

  16. [Health and primary education in the regenerationist ideology at the open educational institution].

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    Ballester, R; Perdiguero, E

    1998-01-01

    The objective of this work is to reconstruct the discourse of the authors who published about issues establishing links between health and primary education in the Boletin de la Institucion Libre de Ensenanza at the time of the Spanish colonial crisis in 1898. This source has been chosen due to its relevance to Spanish pedagogical renovation. Physical education was taken as a model for analysis for two reasons: firstly, it is the aspect that received the most attention; secondly, it became the engine for change in the renovation programme. In addition, its holistic nature was intended to lead to the new citizen that was needed by the country after the loss of the colonies.

  17. Glyme-lithium salt phase behavior.

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    Henderson, Wesley A

    2006-07-06

    Phase diagrams are reported for glyme mixtures with simple lithium salts. The glymes studied include monoglyme (DME), diglyme, triglyme, and tetraglyme. The lithium salts include LiBETI, LiAsF6, LiI, LiClO4, LiBF4, LiCF3SO3, LiBr, LiNO3, and LiCF3CO2. The phase diagrams clearly illustrate how solvate formation and thermophysical properties are dictated by the ionic association strength of the salt (i.e., the properties of the anions) and chain length of the solvating molecules. This information provides critical predictive capabilities for solvate formation and ionic interactions common in organometallic reagents and battery electrolytes.

  18. Polymer electrolyte based on poly(ethylene imine) and lithium salts

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    Chiang, C. K.; Davis, G. T.; Harding, C. A.; Takahashi, T.

    1985-10-01

    The dissolution of lithium salts in linear poly(ethylene imine) has been investigated because of its possible role as a solid electrolyte in lithium batteries. Lithium salts included in the study are LiF, LiCl, LiBr, LiI, LiSCN, LiCl104 and LiBF4. When cast from solution in a common solvent, a uniform mixture is obtained (expect for the case of LiF). Interaction of the salt and polymer can be characterized by observing a loss in crystallinity of the polymer and an increase in the glass transition temperature. At concentrations of salt below 10 mole percent, the polymer can slowly recrystallize at room temperature, but at higher concentrations the mixture remains amorphous for an indefinite period of time. DC conductivity at room temperature is about .0000001 S/cm but increases to .001 S/cm at 150 C.

  19. Atomsk: A tool for manipulating and converting atomic data files

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    Hirel, Pierre

    2015-12-01

    We present a libre, Open Source command-line program named Atomsk, that aims at creating and manipulating atomic systems for the purposes of ab initio calculations, classical atomistic calculations, and visualization, in the areas of computational physics and chemistry. The program can run on GNU/Linux, Apple Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms. Many file formats are supported, allowing for easy conversion of atomic configuration files. The command-line options allow to construct supercells, insert point defects (vacancies, interstitials), line defects (dislocations, cracks), plane defects (stacking faults), as well as other transformations. Several options can be applied consecutively, allowing for a comprehensive workflow from a unit cell to the final atomic system. Some modes allow to construct complex structures, or to perform specific analysis of atomic systems.

  20. Effect of surfactant additive on pool boiling of concentrated lithium bromide solution

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    Wu, W.T.; Yang, Y.M.; Maa, J.R.

    1998-11-01

    The measurements of nucleate pool boiling heat transfer rate and surface tension were made for pure water and 50 wt.% lithium bromide solution with various amounts of n-octanol. Regardless of low concentration, n-octanol additive depresses considerably the surface tension of the liquids. The pool boiling data, however, reveal that the addition of surfactant results in insignificant enhancement of heat transfer for both pure water and the concentrated LiBr solution. With the results of this work, the performance improvement received from using n-octanol additive in working liquid of an absorption heat pump (AHP) is consequently due to the enhancement of heat and mass transfer in the absorber (but not generator) by the induced interfacial turbulence.

  1. Performance of thermal-sprayed zinc anodes treated with humectants in cathodic protection systems

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    Bullard, Sophie J.; Covino, Bernard S., Jr.; Cramer, Stephen D.; Holcomb, Gordon R.; Russell, James H.; Bennett, John E.; Milius, John K.; Cryer, Curtis B.; Soltesz, Steven M.

    2001-01-01

    Thermal-sprayed Zn anodes are used for impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems in Oregon's reinforced concrete coastal bridges to minimize corrosion damage. Thermal-sprayed Zn performs well as an ICCP anode but the voltage requirement can increase with increasing electrochemical age. It also performs well as a galvanic (GCP) anode but current output can decrease with increasing electrochemical age. Past research has shown that increasing moisture at the Zn anode-concrete interface improves the operation of the thermal-sprayed Zn anode. Humectants, hygroscopic materials that are applied to the surface of the Zn-anode, can increase the moisture at the zinc-concrete interface, thereby improving the performance and extending the anode service life. Results are given for humectant-treated (LiBr and LiNO3) thermal-sprayed Zn anodes used in the laboratory electrochemical aging studies and in field studies on the Yaquina Bay Bridge, Oregon, USA.

  2. A computer simulation using spreadsheets for learning concept of steady-state equilibrium

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    Sharda, Vandana; Sastri, O. S. K. S.; Bhardwaj, Jyoti; Jha, Arbind K.

    2016-03-01

    In this paper, we present a simple spreadsheet based simulation activity that can be performed by students at the undergraduate level. This simulation is implemented in free open source software (FOSS) LibreOffice Calc, which is available for both Windows and Linux platform. This activity aims at building the probability distribution for the possible macro-states of a system. This has been achieved by randomly sampling the configuration space consisting of all the possible microstates and determining the corresponding macrostate for each of the samples, which is akin to Monte-Carlo simulation. This simulation could act as a very useful tool in engaging students for learning the concepts of microstates, macrostates and steady state equilibrium, once the ideas have been introduced in the classroom. Further, the effect of the number of particles on the quality of steady state equilibrium achieved demonstrates the idea of thermodynamic limit.

  3. Standardissimo. Les limitations théoriques du Modèle Standard. Quelles réponses y apporter?

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    Renard, F. M.

    Nous présentons I 'état du Modèle Standard des interactions fortes, faibles et électromagnétiques. Après une description rapide de ses 3 secteurs, secteur de jauge (radiation), secteur fermionique (matière) et secteur scalaire (génération des masses), nous insistons sur le grand nombre de paramètres libres et sur les choix arbitraires qu'il a fallu faire dans l'élaboration du modèle. Nous faisons ressortir les problèmes techniques non résolus et nous dressons la liste des questions fondamentales restées sans réponses. Nous passons ensuite en revue les idées et méthodes proposées pour répondre à ces questions. Elles utilisent essentiellement 3 voies différentes. La première consiste à requérir plus de symétrie (extension du modèle, symétrie Gauche-Droite, Grandes Unifications, Supersymétrie,...). La seconde contient les diverses alternatives au Modèle Standard impliquant des modifications dans certains secteurs (par exemple le secteur scalaire avec le modèle de la Technicouleur) ou de façon plus violente l'hypothèse d'une sous-structure des leptons, des quarks et des bosons W et Z eux-mêmes. Une dernière voie cherche à justifier les particularités du Modèle Standard et relier ses paramètres libres en se basant sur des principes de cohérence interne du modèle. Les conséquences observables de ces diverses approches sont dans chaque cas mentionnées.

  4. [Prevalence, type of epilepsy and use of antiepileptic drugs in primary care].

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    Fernández-Suárez, Elena; Villa-Estébanez, Rubén; Garcia-Martinez, Alberto; Fidalgo-González, José A; Zanabili Al-Sibbai, Ahmad A; Salas-Puig, Javier

    2015-06-16

    Introduccion. La epilepsia es una enfermedad con gran repercusion social y economica. La prevalencia deberia ser usada como la base mas importante para planificar la prevencion secundaria y terciaria. Objetivos. Identificar los pacientes con diagnostico de epilepsia en un centro de atencion primaria y determinar la prevalencia, las caracteristicas demograficas, el tipo de sindrome epileptico y el uso de los farmacos antiepilepticos. Pacientes y metodos. Estudio descriptivo transversal retrospectivo. Incluyo 196 pacientes con diagnostico de epilepsia pertenecientes a un centro de salud y revision de la historia clinica hospitalaria, con el estudio de las variables sociodemograficas y clinicofarmacologicas. Resultados. Prevalencia de epilepsia: 8,4/1.000 habitantes. Edad media: 50,3 años. Sexo: 52,6%, hombres. Ambito: 79,6%, urbano. Antecedentes familiares de epilepsia: 14,8%. Tipo de epilepsia: focal sintomatica por ictus (14,3%), generalizada idiopatica (13,8%), focal criptogenica (8,7%), no clasificada (31,1%). Edad media al inicio de la crisis: 31,6 años. Comorbilidad neurologica o psiquiatrica: 62,8%. Ultima revision: el 18,9% sin tratamiento antiepileptico, el 56,6% en monoterapia y el 24,5% en politerapia. Libres de crisis: 76,5%. Farmacos mas prescritos: acido valproico, carbamacepina, fenitoina, lamotrigina y levetiracetam. Un 78,6% sin efectos secundarios. Fallecimiento: 4,1%. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de pacientes con epilepsia fue de 8,4/1.000 habitantes y predomina la focal sintomatica por ictus. Casi un tercio de los pacientes referia algun factor desencadenante de crisis, principalmente consumo de alcohol o fiebre. Predomina la monoterapia, los efectos secundarios son escasos y, en la ultima revision, la mayoria se hallaba libre de crisis.

  5. Crystal structures of model lithium halides in bulk phase and in clusters

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    Lanaro, G.; Patey, G. N.

    2017-04-01

    We employ lattice energy calculations and molecular dynamics simulations to compare the stability of wurtzite and rock salt crystal structures of four lithium halides (LiF, LiCl, LiBr, and LiI) modeled using the Tosi-Fumi and Joung-Cheatham potentials, which are models frequently used in simulation studies. Both infinite crystals and finite clusters are considered. For the Tosi-Fumi model, we find that all four salts prefer the wurtzite structure both at 0 K and at finite temperatures, in disagreement with experiments, where rock salt is the stable structure and wurtzite exists as a metastable state. For Joung-Cheatham potentials, rock salt is more stable for LiF and LiCl, but the wurtzite structure is preferred by LiBr and LiI. It is clear that the available lithium halide force fields need improvement to bring them into better accord with the experiment. Finite-size clusters that are more stable as rock salt in the bulk phase tend to solidify as small rock salt crystals. However, small clusters of salts that prefer the wurtzite structure as bulk crystals tend to form structures that have hexagonal motifs, but are not finite-size wurtzite crystals. We show that small wurtzite structures are unstable due to the presence of a dipole and rearrange into more stable, size-dependent structures. We also show that entropic contributions can act in favor of the wurtzite structure at higher temperatures. The possible relevance of our results for simulation studies of crystal nucleation from melts and/or aqueous solutions is discussed.

  6. [Lapatinib plus transtuzumab for HER-2 positiva metastatic breast cancer: experience of use].

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    García-Muñoz, C; Cortijo-Cascajares, S; Cañamares-Orbis, I; Goyache-Goñi, M P; Ferrari-Piquero, J M

    2014-04-01

    Objetivo: Describir los resultados obtenidos con la utilización conjunta de dos inhibidores del receptor HER2 (lapatinib y trastuzumab) en el tratamiento del cáncer de mama metastático HER 2 positivo. Método: Estudio observacional retrospectivo. Se seleccionaron pacientes en tratamiento con trastuzumab y lapatinib entre enero de 2010 y mayo de 2012. Se recogieron datos demográficos y clínicos. Resultados: Se incluyeron 23 pacientes con cáncer de mama metastático (edad media de 59,3 ± 13,3 años). Todos ellos habían recibido una media de 5 líneas de tratamiento previo con al menos una línea de tratamiento con trastuzumab. La mediana de supervivencia libre de progresión con lapatinib + trastuzumab combinado con o sin otra quimioterapia asociada fue de 7 meses (IC 95%: 2,78-11,21) y de 3 meses para las pacientes que sólo recibieron lapatinib y trastuzumab. Siete pacientes tuvieron efectos adversos y en cuatro pacientes se suspendió el tratamiento por toxicidad. Conclusiones: El tratamiento con dos inhibidores del receptor HER2 en nuestras pacientes ha resultado en una supervivencia libre de progresión similar a la de los ensayos clínicos publicados cuando las pacientes recibieron lapatinib + trastuzumab y no se combinó con otra terapia antineoplásica, con buena tolerancia al tratamiento.

  7. Super-Maxwellian helium evaporation from pure and salty water.

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    Hahn, Christine; Kann, Zachary R; Faust, Jennifer A; Skinner, J L; Nathanson, Gilbert M

    2016-01-28

    Helium atoms evaporate from pure water and salty solutions in super-Maxwellian speed distributions, as observed experimentally and modeled theoretically. The experiments are performed by monitoring the velocities of dissolved He atoms that evaporate from microjets of pure water at 252 K and 4-8.5 molal LiCl and LiBr at 232-252 K. The average He atom energies exceed the flux-weighted Maxwell-Boltzmann average of 2RT by 30% for pure water and 70% for 8.5m LiBr. Classical molecular dynamics simulations closely reproduce the observed speed distributions and provide microscopic insight into the forces that eject the He atoms from solution. Comparisons of the density profile and He kinetic energies across the water-vacuum interface indicate that the He atoms are accelerated by He-water collisions within the top 1-2 layers of the liquid. We also find that the average He atom kinetic energy scales with the free energy of solvation of this sparingly soluble gas. This free-energy difference reflects the steeply decreasing potential of mean force on the He atoms in the interfacial region, whose gradient is the repulsive force that tends to expel the atoms. The accompanying sharp decrease in water density suppresses the He-water collisions that would otherwise maintain a Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, allowing the He atom to escape at high energies. Helium is especially affected by this reduction in collisions because its weak interactions make energy transfer inefficient.

  8. Subjeans Condensations due to a Thermal Instability

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    Opher, R.; Valio, A.

    1990-11-01

    RESUMEN. Las observaciones recientes muestran que las nubes moleculares no son homogeneas, sino que tienen condensaciones. Se observa que estas condensaciones estan libres gravitacionalmente. C6mo se forman estas condensaciones? Sugerimos explicar estas conden sac jones como debidas a que la inestabilidad termica ayuda a la gravedad. Se estudi6 una funci5n de enfriamiento por gramo de la forma general A p T , en donde p y T son la densidad y la temperatura. Estamos interesados en el valor maximo de para la cual el colapso ocurre. Se estudiaron varios mode- los. Nuestros resultados indican que los valores de comparables con aquellos sugeridos por la literatura (1 < son suficientes para provocar el colapso de masas inferiores a la masa de Jeans por medio de inestabilidad termica, ayudada por gravedad y asi se forman las condensaciones libres gravitacionalmente. ABSTRACT: Recent observations show that molecular clouds are not homogeneous, but clumpy. Some clumps are observed to be gravitationally unbound. How did these clumps then form? We suggest explaining these condensation as due to thermal instability aiding gravit y The cooling function per gram studied is of the general form A p T,where pand T are the density and temperature, respectively. We are interested in the maximum value of for which collapse still occurs. Various models are studied. Our results indicate that values comparable to those suggested in the literature (1 < %< 2) are sufficient to trigger the collapse of subjeans masses by thermal instability, when aided by gravity, and form the observed gravitationally unbound clumps. Keq o : HYDRODYNAMICS - INTERSTELLAR CLOUDS

  9. An alternative sensor-based method for glucose monitoring in children and young people with diabetes

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    Edge, Julie; Acerini, Carlo; Campbell, Fiona; Hamilton-Shield, Julian; Moudiotis, Chris; Rahman, Shakeel; Randell, Tabitha; Smith, Anne; Trevelyan, Nicola

    2017-01-01

    Objective To determine accuracy, safety and acceptability of the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System in the paediatric population. Design, setting and patients Eighty-nine study participants, aged 4–17 years, with type 1 diabetes were enrolled across 9 diabetes centres in the UK. A factory calibrated sensor was inserted on the back of the upper arm and used for up to 14 days. Sensor glucose measurements were compared with capillary blood glucose (BG) measurements. Sensor results were masked to participants. Results Clinical accuracy of sensor results versus BG results was demonstrated, with 83.8% of results in zone A and 99.4% of results in zones A and B of the consensus error grid. Overall mean absolute relative difference (MARD) was 13.9%. Sensor accuracy was unaffected by patient factors such as age, body weight, sex, method of insulin administration or time of use (day vs night). Participants were in the target glucose range (3.9–10.0 mmol/L) ∼50% of the time (mean 12.1 hours/day), with an average of 2.2 hours/day and 9.5 hours/day in hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, respectively. Sensor application, wear/use of the device and comparison to self-monitoring of blood glucose were rated favourably by most participants/caregivers (84.3–100%). Five device related adverse events were reported across a range of participant ages. Conclusions Accuracy, safety and user acceptability of the FreeStyle Libre System were demonstrated for the paediatric population. Accuracy of the system was unaffected by subject characteristics, making it suitable for a broad range of children and young people with diabetes. Trial registration number NCT02388815. PMID:28137708

  10. Super-Maxwellian helium evaporation from pure and salty water

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    Hahn, Christine; Kann, Zachary R.; Faust, Jennifer A.; Skinner, J. L. E-mail: nathanson@chem.wisc.edu; Nathanson, Gilbert M. E-mail: nathanson@chem.wisc.edu

    2016-01-28

    Helium atoms evaporate from pure water and salty solutions in super-Maxwellian speed distributions, as observed experimentally and modeled theoretically. The experiments are performed by monitoring the velocities of dissolved He atoms that evaporate from microjets of pure water at 252 K and 4–8.5 molal LiCl and LiBr at 232–252 K. The average He atom energies exceed the flux-weighted Maxwell-Boltzmann average of 2RT by 30% for pure water and 70% for 8.5m LiBr. Classical molecular dynamics simulations closely reproduce the observed speed distributions and provide microscopic insight into the forces that eject the He atoms from solution. Comparisons of the density profile and He kinetic energies across the water-vacuum interface indicate that the He atoms are accelerated by He–water collisions within the top 1-2 layers of the liquid. We also find that the average He atom kinetic energy scales with the free energy of solvation of this sparingly soluble gas. This free-energy difference reflects the steeply decreasing potential of mean force on the He atoms in the interfacial region, whose gradient is the repulsive force that tends to expel the atoms. The accompanying sharp decrease in water density suppresses the He–water collisions that would otherwise maintain a Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, allowing the He atom to escape at high energies. Helium is especially affected by this reduction in collisions because its weak interactions make energy transfer inefficient.

  11. Temozolomide chemoresistance heterogeneity in melanoma with different treatment regimens: DNA damage accumulation contribution.

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    Boeckmann, Lars; Nickel, Ann-Christin; Kuschal, Christiane; Schaefer, Annika; Thoms, Kai-Martin; Schön, Michael P; Thomale, Jürgen; Emmert, Steffen

    2011-06-01

    The efficacy of temozolomide in melanoma treatment is low (response rate <20%) and may depend on the activity of O-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) and mismatch repair. We identified melanoma cell lines with different sensitivities to single versus prolonged clinical dosing regimens of temozolomide treatment and assessed a variety of potential resistance mechanisms using this model. We measured mRNA expression and promoter methylation of MGMT and essential mismatch repair genes (MLH1, MSH2). Cell cycle distribution, apoptosis/necrosis induction, O-methylguanine-adduct formation, and ABCB1 gene expression were assessed. We found that three cell lines, MelA, MelB, and MelC, were more sensitive to a single dose regimen than to a prolonged regimen, which would be expected to exhibit higher cytotoxicity. KAII and LIBR cell sensitivity was higher with regard to the prolonged treatment regimen, as expected. Only MelC expressed MGMT. Gene expression correlated well with promoter methylation. Temozolomide exposure did not alter mRNA expression. Different sensitivities to temozolomide were caused neither by delayed apoptosis induction due to early cell cycle arrest nor by O-methylguanine-adduct formation or efflux transporter expression. MelC was the most resistant cell line with rapid elimination of O-methylguanine adducts. This was in good agreement with its MGMT expression. The sensitive cell lines KAII and LIBR accumulated O-methylguanine adducts after a second treatment cycle with temozolomide in contrast with the other three cell lines. We conclude that MGMT expression and DNA adduct accumulation are relevant factors in temozolomide chemosensitivity. Considering individualized temozolomide treatment regimens either by quantification of DNA adducts or by chemosensitivity testing seems worthwhile clinically.

  12. Cross-linking in the silks of bees, ants and hornets.

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    Campbell, Peter M; Trueman, Holly E; Zhang, Qiang; Kojima, Katsura; Kameda, Tsunenori; Sutherland, Tara D

    2014-05-01

    Silk production is integral to the construction of nests or cocoons for many Aculeata, stinging Hymenopterans such as ants, bees and wasps. Here we report the sequences of new aculeate silk proteins and compare cross-linking among nine native silks from three bee species (Apis mellifera, Bombus terrestris and Megachile rotundata), three ant species (Myrmecia forficata, Oecophylla smaragdina and Harpegnathos saltator) and three hornets (Vespa analis, Vespa simillima and Vespa mandarinia). The well studied silks of spiders and silkworms are comprised of large proteins that are cross-linked and stabilized predominantly by intra and intermolecular beta sheet structure. In contrast, the aculeate silks are comprised of relatively small proteins that contain central coiled coil domains and comparatively reduced amounts of beta sheet structure. The hornet silks, which have the most beta sheet structure and the greatest amount of amino acid sequence outside the coiled-coil domains, dissolve in concentrated LiBr solution and appear to be stabilized predominantly by beta sheet structure like the classic silks. In contrast, the ant and bee silks, which have less beta sheet and less sequence outside the coiled-coil domains, could not be dissolved in LiBr and appear to be predominantly stabilized by covalent cross-linking. The iso-peptide cross-linker, ε-(γ-glutamyl)-lysine that is produced by transglutaminase enzymes, was demonstrated to be present in all silks by mass spectrometry, but at greater levels in silks of ants and bees. The bee silks and ant cocoons, but not the Oecophylla nest silks, appeared to be further stabilized by tanning reactions.

  13. Application of Tracer-Injection Techniques to Demonstrate Surface-Water and Ground-Water Interactions Between an Alpine Stream and the North Star Mine, Upper Animas River Watershed, Southwestern Colorado

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    Wright, Winfield G.; Moore, Bryan

    2003-01-01

    Tracer-injection studies were done in Belcher Gulch in the upper Animas River watershed, southwestern Colorado, to determine whether the alpine stream infiltrates into underground mine workings of the North Star Mine and other nearby mines in the area. The tracer-injection studies were designed to determine if and where along Belcher Gulch the stream infiltrates into the mine. Four separate tracer-injec-tion tests were done using lithium bromide (LiBr), optical brightener dye, and sodium chloride (NaCl) as tracer solu-tions. Two of the tracers (LiBr and dye) were injected con-tinuously for 24 hours, one of the NaCl tracers was injected continuously for 12 hours, and one of the NaCl tracers was injected over a period of 1 hour. Concentration increases of tracer constituents were detected in water discharging from the North Star Mine, substantiating a surface-water and ground-water connection between Belcher Gulch and the North Star Mine. Different timing and magnitude of tracer breakthroughs indicated multiple flow paths with different residence times from the stream to the mine. The Pittsburgh and Sultan Mines were thought to physically connect to the North Star Mine, but tracer breakthroughs were inconclusive in water from these mines. From the tracer-injection tests and synoptic measure-ments of streamflow discharge, a conceptual model was devel-oped for surface-water and ground-water interactions between Belcher Gulch and the North Star Mine. This information, combined with previous surface geophysical surveys indicat-ing the presence of subsurface voids, may assist with decision-making process for preventing infiltration and for the remedia-tion of mine drainage from these mines.

  14. Modelisations des effets de surface sur les jets horizontaux subsoniques d'hydrogene et de methane

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    Gomez, Luis Fernando

    Le developpement des codes et de normes bases sur une methodologie scientifique requiert la capacite de predire l'etendue inflammable de deversements gazeux d'hydrogene sous differentes conditions. Des etudes anterieures ont deja etabli des modeles bases sur les lois de conservation de la mecanique des fluides basees sur des correlations experimentales qui permettent de predire la decroissance de la concentration et de la vitesse d'un gaz le long de l'axe d'un jet libre vertical. Cette etude s'interesse aux effets de proximite a une surface horizontale parallele sur un jet turbulent. Nous nous interessons a son impact sur l'etendue du champ de la concentration et sur l'enveloppe inflammable en particulier. Cette etude est comparative : l'hydrogene est compare au methane. Ceci permet de degager l'influence des effets de difference de la densite sur le comportement du jet, et de comparer le comportement de l'hydrogene aux correlations experimentales, qui ont ete essentiellement etablies pour le methane. Un modele decrivant l'evolution spatio-temporelle du champ de concentration du gaz dilue est propose, base sur la mecanique des fluides computationnelle. Cette approche permet de varier systematiquement les conditions aux frontieres (proximite du jet a la surface, par exemple) et de connaitre en detail les proprietes de l'ecoulement. Le modele est implemente dans le code de simulations par volumes finis de FLUENT. Les resultats des simulations sont compares avec les lois de similitudes decoulant de la theorie des jets d'ecoulements turbulents libres ainsi qu'avec les resultats experimentaux disponibles. L'effet de la difference des masses molaires des constituantes du jet et des constituantes du milieu de dispersion est egalement etudie dans le contexte du comportement d'echelle de la region developpee du jet.

  15. Super-Maxwellian helium evaporation from pure and salty water

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    Hahn, Christine; Kann, Zachary R.; Faust, Jennifer A.; Skinner, J. L.; Nathanson, Gilbert M.

    2016-01-01

    Helium atoms evaporate from pure water and salty solutions in super-Maxwellian speed distributions, as observed experimentally and modeled theoretically. The experiments are performed by monitoring the velocities of dissolved He atoms that evaporate from microjets of pure water at 252 K and 4-8.5 molal LiCl and LiBr at 232-252 K. The average He atom energies exceed the flux-weighted Maxwell-Boltzmann average of 2RT by 30% for pure water and 70% for 8.5m LiBr. Classical molecular dynamics simulations closely reproduce the observed speed distributions and provide microscopic insight into the forces that eject the He atoms from solution. Comparisons of the density profile and He kinetic energies across the water-vacuum interface indicate that the He atoms are accelerated by He-water collisions within the top 1-2 layers of the liquid. We also find that the average He atom kinetic energy scales with the free energy of solvation of this sparingly soluble gas. This free-energy difference reflects the steeply decreasing potential of mean force on the He atoms in the interfacial region, whose gradient is the repulsive force that tends to expel the atoms. The accompanying sharp decrease in water density suppresses the He-water collisions that would otherwise maintain a Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, allowing the He atom to escape at high energies. Helium is especially affected by this reduction in collisions because its weak interactions make energy transfer inefficient.

  16. [Fingolimod: effectiveness and safety in routine clinical practice. An observational, retrospective, multi-centre study in the province of Alicante].

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    Mallada, J; Perez-Carmona, N; Berenguer-Ruiz, L; Sanchez-Perez, R; Martin-Gonzalez, R; Sola-Martinez, D; Mola, S; Lopez-Arlandis, J M; Vela-Yebra, R; Gabaldon-Torres, L; Freire-Alvarez, E; Garcia-Escriva, A; Sempere, A P

    2016-09-05

    Introduccion. Los estudios postautorizacion son importantes para confirmar si los resultados de los ensayos clinicos se reproducen en la practica clinica habitual. Objetivo. Evaluar la efectividad y seguridad del fingolimod en la practica clinica en la provincia de Alicante. Pacientes y metodos. Estudio multicentrico retrospectivo de pacientes con esclerosis multiple remitente tratados con fingolimod. Se recogen las caracteristicas demograficas, clinicas y farmacologicas. Se describe la efectividad del farmaco –tasa anualizada de brotes (TAB) y porcentaje de pacientes libres de brotes– al año y a los dos años de tratamiento en relacion con el año previo y datos de efectos secundarios. Resultados. Se incluyo a 89 pacientes. El tratamiento previo fue inmunomodulador (interferon beta o acetato de glatiramero) en 54 pacientes y natalizumab en 32. Cincuenta pacientes cambiaron por fracaso con el inmunomodulador y 31 por serologia positiva del virus JC (VJC+). La TAB global disminuyo el 67,3% el primer año (p < 0,0001) y el 84,1% el segundo (p = 0,0078). Disminuyo en los pacientes con fracaso del inmunomodulador (el 85,6% el primer año, p < 0,0001; el 88,9% el segundo año, p = 0,0039) y aumento de forma no significativa en los pacientes VJC+ en el primer año. El porcentaje de pacientes libres de brotes en la poblacion global aumento del 32,6 al 68,1% en el primer año (p < 0,0019) y al 82,6% en el segundo (p = 0,0215). Este aumento no se observo en los pacientes VJC+. Trece pacientes tuvieron efectos secundarios, que obligaron a la retirada del farmaco en dos de ellos. Conclusion. En la practica clinica de la provincia de Alicante, el fingolimod mostro una efectividad y una seguridad ligeramente superiores a las de los ensayos clinicos.

  17. Effects of electrolyte salts on the performance of Li-O2 batteries

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    Nasybulin, Eduard N.; Xu, Wu; Engelhard, Mark H.; Nie, Zimin; Burton, Sarah D.; Cosimbescu, Lelia; Gross, Mark E.; Zhang, Jiguang

    2013-02-05

    It is well known that the stability of nonaqueous electrolyte is critical for the rechargeable Li-O2 batteries. Although stability of many solvents used in the electrolytes has been investigated, considerably less attention has been paid to the stability of electrolyte salt which is the second major component. Herein, we report the systematic investigation of the stability of seven common lithium salts in tetraglyme used as electrolytes for Li-O2 batteries. The discharge products of Li-O2 reaction were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The performance of Li-O2 batteries was strongly affected by the salt used in the electrolyte. Lithium tetrafluoroborate (LiBF4) and lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB) decompose and form LiF and lithium borates, respectively during the discharge of Li-O2 batteries. Several other salts, including lithium bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonamide (LiTFSI), lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate (LiTf), lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), lithium perchlorate (LiClO4) , and lithium bromide (LiBr) led to the discharge products which mainly consisted of Li2O2 and only minor signs of decomposition of LiTFSI, LiTf, LPF6 and LiClO4 were detected. LiBr showed the best stability during the discharge process. As for the cycling performance, LiTf and LiTFSI were the best among the studied salts. In addition to the instability of lithium salts, decomposition of tetraglyme solvent was a more significant factor contributing to the limited cycling stability. Thus a more stable nonaqueous electrolyte including organic solvent and lithium salt still need to be further developed to reach a fully reversible Li-O2 battery.

  18. [Haemorrhagic pineal cysts: two clinical cases successfully treated by means of microsurgery].

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    Arevalo, A; Pulido-Rivas, P; Gilo-Arrojo, F; Sola, R G

    2016-09-01

    Introduccion. Los quistes pineales son un hallazgo incidental relativamente frecuente en las pruebas de imagen; sin embargo, la apoplejia pineal se considera rara y se asocia a sintomas graves. Casos clinicos. Varon de 25 a˜os y mujer de 15 a˜os, que acudieron a urgencias con clinica de hipertension intracraneal; mediante pruebas de imagen se confirmo la existencia de una hemorragia pineal. Se les trato con exito mediante microcirugia. Conclusion. En nuestra experiencia, y avalado por la bibliografia, creemos que el mejor tratamiento de esta infrecuente patologia es el abordaje microquirurgico. Sin embargo, no se excluye la posibilidad de que, en un futuro, las tecnicas endoscopicas puedan tener un lugar importante en el tratamiento de la apoplejia pineal.

  19. [Prevalence of vitamin d deficiency and insuffiency and associated factors in pregnant women of northern Spain].

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    Rodríguez-Dehli, Ana Cristina; Riaño Galán, Isolina; Fernández-Somoano, Ana; Navarrete-Muñoz, Eva María; Espada, Mercedes; Vioque, Jesús; Tardón, Adonina

    2015-04-01

    Introducción y objetivos: El déficit de vitamina D durante el embarazo se ha relacionado con sucesos adversos durante la gestación y con el desarrollo infantil postnatal. En este estudio examinamos los niveles plasmáticos de vitamina D [25(OH)D3] y los factores asociados a su deficiencia e insuficiencia plasmática en embarazadas del norte de España. Material y método: Se han analizado los datos de 453 gestantes participantes en la cohorte INMA-Asturias a las que se determinó la 25(OH)D3 mediante cromatografía líquida de alta resolución. Se ha estimado la ingesta dietética de vitamina D mediante un cuestionario de frecuencia alimentaria validado. Se han estimado las prevalencias de deficiencia [25(OH)D3.

  20. [Clinical characteristics of pediatric patients treated for influenza A (H1N1). The 2009 pandemic in Mexico].

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    Fuentes-Pacheco, Yazmín Carmen; Flores-Ruiz, Eric Moisés; Solórzano-Santos, Fortino; Meza-Chávez, Abigail; Zamudio-Lugo, Irma; Vázquez-Rosales, José Guillermo; Miranda-Novales, María Guadalupe

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: en abril de 2009 se informó por primera vez del virus pandémico de la influenza A H1N1. El objetivo del presente estudio es describir el curso clínico de los pacientes atendidos con enfermedad tipo influenza en un hospital pediátrico de tercer nivel. MÉTODOS: estudio transversal analítico que comprendió el periodo de abril de 2009 a marzo de 2010. La información clínica y demográfica se obtuvo de los expedientes clínicos. El análisis de los datos se llevó a cabo mediante estadística descriptiva e inferencial, para lo cual se aplicó análisis univariado mediante chi cuadrada, prueba exacta de Fisher y U de Mann-Whitney para las variables cuantitativas.

  1. A New Method for Global Optimization Based on Stochastic Differential Equations.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-12-01

    energia potenziale in- tramolecolare mediante un nuovo metodo di minimizzazione globale (Search for minimum-intramolecular-potential pat- terns by means of...Optimizacion Global de Funciones, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de M~xico, Instituto de Investigaciones en Matematicas Aplicadas y en Sistemas, Report...con la sigla SPS (Suigar-Phosphate-Sugar). Per questo frammento Matsuoka, Tosi e Clementi calcoldrono, con un metodo quantomeccanico ab-ini tio(.4.i

  2. Densidad de desarrollo alta y baja en Puerto Rico

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    William A. Gould; Sebastian Martinuzzi; Olga M. Ramos Gonzalez

    2008-01-01

    Este mapa demuestra la distribución de terrenos de alta y baja densidad de desarrollo urbano en Puerto Rico (Martinuzzi et al. 2007). El mapa fue creado mediante el analisis de un mosaico de imagenes de satelite Landsat ETM+ de los años 2000 – 2003. La clasificacion no supervisada ISODATA (“Iterative Self-Organizing Data Analysis Technique”) (ERDAS 2003) fue utilizada...

  3. A Multiagent Based Model for Tactical Planning

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    2002-10-01

    Pub. Co. 1985. [10] Castillo, J.M. Aproximación mediante procedimientos de Inteligencia Artificial al planeamiento táctico. Doctoral Thesis...been developed under the same conceptual model and using similar Artificial Intelligence Tools. We use four different stimulus/response agents in...The conceptual model is built on base of the Agents theory. To implement the different agents we have used Artificial Intelligence techniques such

  4. The Changing Epidemiology of Infection in Burn Patients,

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    1992-01-01

    immunosupresores sistdmicos 13. Bruck, H.M., Nash, G.. Foley, F.D., Pruitt, B.A. Jr.: Opportunis- de l leidntdrica ainfccin semanien coo l casa n~s...infecci6n, incluso, Ia 9.25:1134, 19851.Kim, S.H., Hubbard, G.B., Worley, B.L., McManus, W.F., Ma1- vigilancia programada mediante cultivos , Ia

  5. MACRONUTRIENT INTAKE IS CORRELATED WITH DYSLIPIDEMIA AND LOW-GRADE INFLAMMATION IN CHILDHOOD OBESITY BUT MOSTLY IN MALE OBESE.

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    Antunes, Barbara de Moura Mello; Monteiro, Paula Alves; Silveira, Loreana Sanches; Brunholi, Claudia de Carvalho; Lira, Fábio Santos; Freitas Júnior, Ismael Forte

    2015-09-01

    Introducción y objetivo: la hipoxia causada por la hipertrofia de las células adiposas en la obesidad desencadena macrófagos de reclutamiento y la producción de citoquinas. Además, el alto consumo de ácidos grasos saturados (AGS) y las comidas con alto índice glucémico pueden contribuir al estrés oxidativo y la inflamación crónica de bajo grado por los aumentos de activación de NF-kB. Por lo tanto, el objetivo del estudio fue analizar la contribución de la ingesta de macronutrientes en el perfil metabólico e inflamatorio, por niveles de lipoproteínas, resistencia a la insulina, citoquinas anti y pro inflamatorias, en adolescentes obesos según el género. Métodos: la muestra estaba compuesta por 37 adolescentes, de ambos géneros, identificados como obesos según el índice de masa corporal (IMC). La composición corporal se evaluó mediante absorciometría de energía dual de rayos X (DEXA) y medidas de adiposidad intraabdominal (IAAT) y del tejido adiposo subcutáneo (SAT) se realizaron mediante ecografía. Los análisis bioquímicos se realizaron mediante la medición de citoquinas; los ácidos grasos y la insulina se realizaron por la técnica de ELISA. La estimación del consumo de macronutrientes fue llevado a cabo durante tres días mediante el registro de alimentos con respecto a la ingesta total. La significación estadística se estableció en el valor p.

  6. Introduzione al Laboratorio di Fisica

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ciullo, Giuseppe

    La Fisica (dal greco τὰ ϕυσικὰ: le cose naturali) si pone l'obiettivo di descrivere e prevedere il comportamento dei fenomeni naturali, nonché degli apparati e degli strumenti, che hanno reso e rendono la nostra vita più comoda ed efficiente. Tale obiettivo viene perseguito mediante un'attenta osservazione dei fenomeni, con una conseguente schematizzazione dell'osservazione, per fornire una conoscenza della realtà oggettiva, affidabile, verificabile e condivisibile.

  7. An Atlas of Original and Mercator-Transformed Satellite-Data Images of the Alboran Sea, August-October 1983,

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    1985-08-01

    identifiable points on the coast. This was done on an HP-1000 computer using a "Navigation Subsystem" software and a library of "Ground Control Points" (GCP...European, Middle Eastern and N. African coastal ground control points for mapping satellite images, SACLANTCEN SM-170. La Spezia, Italy, SACLANT ASW...DETERMINATE L’UMIDITA’ RELATIVA E LA TEMPERATURA DI RUGIADA 0 DI BRINA MEDIANTE LO PSICROMETRO. AERONAUTICA MILITARE Italiana. Ispettorato delle

  8. Diseno de una matriz de soporte compuesta de colageno de piel de tiburon-aloe para ingenier a tisular (Design of Shark Skin Collagen-Aloe Composite Scaffold for Tissue Engineering)

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    2008-01-01

    atmósfera de nitrógeno. Análisis de resistencia a la tracción Las matrices de soporte se sometieron a aná- lisis de carga-deformación mediante un sistema ...única18. La unidad estructural básica del tejido colagenoso no es la molécula sola sino una asociación ordenada de moléculas en forma de unión

  9. Observacion y anatisis de la varlacton de parametros geofisicos de un pozo ubicado en el piedemonte lIanero

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    Montano Mejia, Felix Humberto

    2001-12-01

    Este articulo presenta el desarrollo de instrumentacion especializada que se diseiio y se puso en funcionamiento con el fin de real izar la observacion y el anal isis de la variacion de parametres geofisicos de un pozo ubicado en el piedemonte llanero. La instrumentacion esta compuesta por una estacion remota para el registro multipararnetro y una estacion local en la cual se analizan los registros bajados de la estacion remota mediante la interrogacion periodica.

  10. Dynamic Analysis with Fibre Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring

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    2006-10-01

    Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be...ABSTRACT UU 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 24 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON a. REPORT unclassified b. ABSTRACT unclassified c. THIS PAGE unclassified...Balis Crema, A. Castellani, A. Paolozzi, I. Peroni, “Identificazione Mediante Analisi Sperimentale di un Modello Dinamico di una Pala per Aerogeneratore

  11. Le goitre plongeant à Tlemcen dans l'ouest algérien: aspect clinique et thérapeutique de 1996-2014

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    Mesli, Smain Nabil; Regagba, Derbali; Tidjane, Anisse; Bouallou, Fouad; Abi-Ayad, Chakib

    2015-01-01

    La définition du goitre plongeant, la plus couramment employée, est tout goitre ne siégeant pas dans la région cervicale en position opératoire. Le but d’évaluer sa prise en charge, en insistant plus particulièrement sur les examens préopératoires, les difficultés chirurgicales et les complications postopératoire. Etude rétrospective étalée sur 16 ans; portant sur 50 cas colligés au service de chirurgie viscérale du CHU Tlemcen. L'intervention a consisté en une thyroïdectomie totale par voie cervicale dans 94% des cas. Ont été notées essentiellement, les hématomes, des paralysies récurentiels et les hypoparathyroïdie. L’âge moyen est de 54,76 ±11,992 ans Le caractère plongeant du goitre à été retrouvé chez 52% (n = 26) par une échographie thyroïdienne. Le scanner cervico-thoracique était pratiqué chez 25 patients 50%. Il a permis de confirmer le caractère plongeant du goitre. Tous nos patients ont bénéficié eu un geste radicale (thyroïdectomie totale n = 45, 90%), alors que 5 patients (10%) ayant déjà ont eu un geste sur la thyroïde, ont subi une totalisation. L'examen histologique à confirmé la bénignité dans 48 cas 96%. Trois patients (6%) avaient une paralysie récurentielle transitoire et un cas (2%) de paralysie récurentielle persistante. L'hypoparathyroïdie transitoire était notée chez (14%). Les goitres plongeants représentent une éventualité assez fréquente. Souvent révélés à l'occasion d'un examen clinique. L'examen tomodensitométrique qui permet l'exploration des espaces peu accessibles à l'imagerie conventionnelle. L'imagerie par résonance magnétique nucléaire paraît constituer une technique d'avenir. PMID:26405494

  12. The Endangered Arctic, the Arctic as Resource Frontier: Canadian News Media Narratives of Climate Change and the North.

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    Stoddart, Mark C J; Smith, Jillian

    2016-08-01

    The Arctic is one of the most radically altered parts of the world due to climate change, with significant social and cultural impacts as a result. Using discourse network analysis and qualitative textual analysis of articles published in the Globe and Mail and National Post during the period 2006 to 2010, we identify and analyze key frames that interpret the implications of climate change on the Arctic. We examine Canadian national news media coverage to ask: How does the Arctic enter media coverage of climate change? Is there evidence of a climate justice discourse in relation to regional disparities in the risks and harms of climate change between northern and southern Canada? Climate change in the Arctic is often framed through the lens of Canadian national interests, which downplays climate-related social impacts that are already occurring at subnational political and geographical scales. L'Arctique est une des régions du monde la plus radicalement altérée par le changement climatique, menant comme résultat des importants changements sociaux et culturels. En utilisant l'analyse des réseaux de discours ainsi que l'analyse textuelle qualitative des articles publiés dans le Globe and Mail et le National Post de 2006 à 2010, nous identifions and analysons des cadres clés qui servent à interpréter les conséquences du changement climatique dans l'Arctique. Nous examinons la couverture des médias nationaux canadiens pour pouvoir demander : comment est-ce que l'Arctique s'insère dans la couverture médiatique du changement climatique? Est-ce qu'il y a de la preuve d'un discours de la justice climatique en relation des disparités régionales des risques et méfaits du changement climatique entre le Canada du nord et du sud? Le changement climatique dans l'Arctique est souvent encadré à travers le prisme des intérêts nationaux canadiens, ce qui minimise les impacts sociaux reliés au climat qui se produisent actuellement aux échelons sous

  13. Radio-chimiothérapie adjuvante des adénocarcinomes gastriques: à propos de 34 cas et d'une revue de la literature

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    James, Laurianne; Dossou, Sepos; Bellfiq, Sarah; Irigo, Joëlle; Ogandaga, Etienne; Mouden, Karima; Loughmari, Saïda; Filali, Dounia; El Majjaoui, Sanaa; Kebdani, Tayeb; Ahid, Samir; Benjafaar, Nourredine

    2014-01-01

    Notre étude consistera en l’évaluation du pronostic des patients porteurs d'un adénocarcinome gastrique opérés et traités par radio-chimiothérapie adjuvante en technique conformationnelle. Entre Janvier 2007 et Décembre 2011, 34 patients ont reçu après une chirurgie radicale (R0 ou R1), un à trois cycles de 5-Fluoro-uracile associé à de l'Elvorine en adjuvant, suivi d'une radio-chimiothérapie selon le même protocole à la dose de 45Gy, puis de deux cycles de chimiothérapie à un mois d'intervalle après la radio-chimiothérapie concomitante. Dans le groupe d’étude, il y avait 34 patients d’âge médian 50 ans (47-58), avec un sexe ratio (H/F) de 2,4. Une chirurgie de type R1 a été réalisée dans 26,5% des cas, et 53% des patients étaient de stade III-IV. Le rapport nombres de ganglions positifs, sur nombre de ganglions prélevés étaient > 0,4 dans 26,5% des cas. Durant le traitement mené à terme, une neutropénie de grade III a été observée chez quatre patients, avec des troubles digestifs (nausées, vomissement, ou diarrhée) de grade I/II dans la majorité des cas. Après un suivi médian de 20 mois, 70,6% des patients étaient en survie sans rechute, et 29,4% ont présenté une récidive métastatique; la survie globale à 5 ans était de 35,4% et la survie sans progression de 58,7%. La radio-chimiothérapie concomitante postopératoire pourrait être un régime efficace et sûre chez les patients ayant bénéficié d'une gastrectomie à visée curative dans le cancer de l'estomac localement avancé. PMID:25709728

  14. Les kystes hydatiques du foie rompus dans les voies biliaires: à propos de 120 cas

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    Moujahid, Mountassir; Tajdine, Mohamed Tarik

    2011-01-01

    Etude rétrospective rapportant une série de kystes hydatiques rompus dans les voies biliaires colligés dans le service de chirurgie de l'hôpital militaire Avicenne à Marrakech. Entre 1990 à 2008, sur 536 kystes hydatiques du foie opérés dans le service, 120 étaient compliqués de rupture dans les voies biliaires soit 22,38%. Il y avait 82hommes et 38 femmes. L’âge moyen était de 35 ans avec des extrêmes allant de 10 à 60 ans. La clinique était dominée par la crise d'angiocholite ou une douleur du flanc droit. L'ictère était isolé dans huit cas. La fistule biliokystique était latente dans plus de 50% des cas. Le traitement a consisté en une résection du dôme saillant dans103cas (85,84%), une périkystectomie chez 11 malades (9,16%) et une lobectomie gauche dans six cas (5%). Le traitement de la fistule bilio kystique a consisté en une suture chez 36malades et un drainage bipolaire dans 25 cas, La déconnexion kysto-biliaire ou cholédocotomie trans hépatico kystique selon Perdomo était pratiquée dans 49cas et une anastomose bilio-digestive cholédoco-duodénale dans 10 cas. La durée moyenne d'hospitalisation était de 20jours. Nous déplorons deux décès par choc septique et un troisième par encéphalopathie secondaire à une cirrhose biliaire. La morbidité était représentée par huit abcès sous phrénique, douze fistules biliaires prolongées et deux occlusions intestinales. Les kystes hydatiques rompus dans les voies biliaires représentent la complication la plus grave de cette pathologie bénigne. Le traitement repose sur des méthodes radicales qui sont d'une efficacité reconnue, mais de réalisation dangereuse et les méthodes conservatrices, en particulier la déconnexion kysto-biliaire qui est une méthode simple et qui donne de bons résultats à court et à long terme. PMID:22384289

  15. Le traitement conservateur du cancer du sein: expérience d'une équipe tunisienne

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    Dimassi, Kaouther; Gharsa, Anissa; Chanoufi, Mohammed Badis; Sfar, Ezzeddine; Chelli, Dalenda

    2014-01-01

    En Tunisie, le cancer du sein touche des femmes jeunes avec une taille moyenne au moment du diagnostic à 5 cm. Ces particularités font que la chirurgie radicale reste prédominante. Nous présentons dans ce travail l'expérience de notre équipe en matière de chirurgie conservatrice du cancer du sein. Le but de ce travail est d’évaluer les résultats de ce traitement. Etude rétrospective longitudinale, sur une période de 75 mois. Nous avons inclus toutes les patientes ayant bénéficié d'un traitement conservateur pour une tumeur maligne du sein. Ont été analysés: les caractéristiques épidémiologiques, les aspects radiologiques et histologiques. Le suivi des malades s'est basé sur la détection des récidives. Nous avons évalué le résultat esthétique à la fin de la radiothérapie. Le traitement conservateur a été réalisé dans 23.8% des cas. Le taux de récidives locales était de 6.8% avec une corrélation significative pour une taille tumorale > 30 mm (p= 0.009), l'association d'une composante intracanalaire (p= 0.035), le statut triple négatif (p= 0.003) et des marges d'exérèse < 5mm sans recoupes per-opératoires (p = 0.045). Les facteurs suivants étaient significativement liés au risque de survenue de métastases à distance: le statut triple négatif (p= 0.003), taille tumorale > 30mm (p = 0.006) et l'atteinte ganglionnaire (p = 0.001). Le résultat esthétique était satisfaisant dans 90% des cas. L'augmentation du nombre de patientes pouvant bénéficier d'une chirurgie conservatrice, doit passer impérativement par le développement et la promotion du diagnostic précoce et du dépistage par la mammographie. PMID:25810795

  16. Anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects of (RS)-glucoraphanin bioactivated with myrosinase in murine sub-acute and acute MPTP-induced Parkinson's disease.

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    Galuppo, Maria; Iori, Renato; De Nicola, Gina Rosalinda; Bramanti, Placido; Mazzon, Emanuela

    2013-09-01

    This study was focused on the possible neuroprotective role of (RS)-glucoraphanin, bioactivated with myrosinase enzyme (bioactive RS-GRA), in an experimental mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD). RS-GRA is one of the most important glucosinolates, a thiosaccharidic compound found in Brassicaceae, notably in Tuscan black kale seeds. RS-GRA was extracted by one-step anion exchange chromatography, further purified by gel-filtration and analyzed by HPLC. Following, pure RS-GRA was characterized by (1)H and (13)C NMR spectrometry and the purity was assayed by HPLC analysis of the desulfo-derivative according to the ISO 9167-1 method. The obtained purity has been of 99%. To evaluate the possible pharmacological efficacy of bioactive RS-GRA (administrated at the dose of 10mg/kg, ip +5μl/mouse myrosinase enzyme), C57BL/6 mice were used in two different sets of experiment (in order to evaluate the neuroprotective effects in different phases of the disease), according to an acute (2 injections·40mg/kg MPTP) and a sub-acute (5 injections·20mg/kg MPTP) model of PD. Behavioural test, body weight changes measures and immunohistochemical localization of the main PD markers were performed and post-hoc analysis has shown as bioactive RS-GRA is able to reduce dopamine transporter degradation, tyrosine hydroxylase expression, IL-1β release, as well as the triggering of neuronal apoptotic death pathway (data about Bax/Bcl-2 balance and dendrite spines loss) and the generation of radicalic species by oxidative stress (results focused on nitrotyrosine, Nrf2 and GFAP immunolocalization). These effects have been correlated with the release of neurotrophic factors, such as GAP-43, NGF and BDNF, that, probably, play a supporting role in the neuroprotective action of bioactive RS-GRA. Moreover, after PD-induction mice treated with bioactive RS-GRA are appeared more in health than animals that did not received the treatment both for phenotypic behaviour and for general condition

  17. Mélanome anorectal primitif

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    Moukhlissi, Mohamed; Derouich, Hasna; Majdoul, Soufia; Naoumi, Sanaa; Bennani, Nesserine; Karkouri, Mehdi; Haddad, Fouad; Badre, Wafaa; Benider, Abdellatif

    2015-01-01

    Nous proposons une étude rétrospective réalisée au sein du département de gastro-entérologie et d'Oncologie du CHU Casablanca colligeant tous les cas des mélanomes ano-rectaux primitifs, sur une période de 15 ans (du 1997 au 2012). Notre série comportait 14 patients, 8 hommes et 6 femmes avec une moyenne d’âge de 60,5 ans. Les signes cliniques étaient dominés par les rectorragies et le syndrome rectal (plus de 80% des malades). L'aspect tumoral noirâtre à été noté chez la moitié des malades. L'examen endoscopique a révélé une prédominance des lésions ulcéro-bourgeonnantes. Dans 5 cas la tumeur était plus haut située entre 5 à 8 cm de la marge anale. Le bilan d'extension avait décelé des métastases ganglionnaires, osseuses ou viscérales chez 7 malades. Un traitement chirurgical a été pratiqué chez 50% des malades (7 cas). Il a consisté en une exérèse locale isolée (2 cas) ou associée à une radiothérapie (2 cas) et une amputation abdomino-périnéale dans 3 cas. Quatre malades ont reçu une chimiothérapie et/ou radiothérapie palliative et dans deux cas on s'est contenté d'un traitement symptomatique. L’évolution a été marquée par une récidive chez les 2 patients traités par exérèse locale, dont un a été bénéficié d'une amputation abdomino-pelvienne de rattrapage et un des trois patients traités par chirurgie radicale. Deux patients sont en rémission complète après 36 mois de recul. PMID:26405501

  18. Facteurs de risque de l'inobservance thérapeutique chez les patients schizophrènes: étude cas- témoins'

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    Aarab, Chadya; Elghazouani, Fatima; Aalouane, Rachid; Rammouz, Ismail

    2015-01-01

    Les progrès réalisés dans le traitement de la schizophrénie n'ont jusqu'ici pas modifié de manière radicale l'importance de l'adhésion des patients à leur médication. L'objectif de ce travail est d'identifier les facteurs de risque de l'abandon du traitement sur un échantillon marocain de malades schizophrènes. C'est une étude transversale menée au centre psychiatrique universitaire de Fès sur une période de 4 mois. Les malades inclus présentaient une schizophrénie ou un trouble schizo-affectif, sélectionnés en deux groupes observant et non observant. L’évaluation de l'observance a été faite par un hétéro-questionnaire comprenant une liste de causes d'abandon du traitement avec des réponses par oui ou non et à l'aide de l’échelle MARS (Medication Adherence Rating Scale). Le traitement statistique des résultats a été réalisé par le logiciel Epi Info version 3.5.1. On a recruté 164 participants, 112 étaient des malades non observants à leur traitement (cas) et 52 patients bien observants (témoins). L’âge moyen est 31 ans, avec une prédominance masculine. Les facteurs de risque d'inobservance thérapeutique sont: l’âge jeune, le sexe masculin, le célibat, les troubles addictifs. Les principales raisons d'abandon du traitement sont le changement fréquent du médecin, le manque d'informations sur la maladie, un mauvais insight et les effets secondaires des antipsychotiques. Le groupe de schizophrènes non adhérents à leur traitement pharmacologique avait un score élevé à l’échelle MARS dans 80% cas. Ces résultats doivent être pris en considération par le personnel soignant pour optimiser l'observance thérapeutique chez les patients souffrant de schizophrénie. PMID:26161196

  19. Les sarcomes des tissus mous: à propos de 33 cas

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    Abdou, Jiddou; Elkabous, Mustapha; M'rabti, Hind; Errihani, Hassan

    2015-01-01

    L'objectif de cette étude est de rapporter les particularités épidémiologiques, cliniques, histologiques, thérapeutiques et évolutives des sarcomes des tissus mous à l'Institut National d'Oncologie et de définir les facteurs influençant la survie des patients. C'est une étude rétrospective de 33 cas de sarcome des tissus mous, colligés entre janvier 2008 et décembre 2010. Les critères d’éligibilité étaient un âge supérieur à 16 ans, une épreuve histologique d'un sarcome des tissus mous à l'exclusion des tumeurs stromales gastro-intestinales (GIST). Les items recueillis étaient: épidémiologiques, cliniques, histologiques, Radiologiques, et thérapeutiques. Des analyses univariées puis multivariées ont été réalisées à la recherche de facteurs influençant la survie à 2 ans. Il s'agit de 33 cas, 17 Hommes et 16 Femmes, l’âge moyen était de 43,21 ans (Extrêmes= 18-76 ans). La tumeur était localisée aux extrémités dans 24 cas (72,72%). Le type histologique prédominant était le Liposarcome dans 9 cas (27,27%). Le stade tumoral était localisé dans 25 cas (75,8%), métastatique dans 8 cas (24,2%). Vingt-cinq tumeurs ont été traitées chirurgicalement dont 21 cas (84%) de chirurgie conservatrice et 4 cas (16%) de chirurgie radicale. La radiothérapie a été réalisée chez 10 patients (30,3%). La chimiothérapie a été faite chez 20 patients. En analyse univariée les facteurs pronostiques étaient l’âge (p=0,03) et le stade tumoral (p=0,09). L’âge et le stade tumoral sont des facteurs pronostiques influençant la survie des sarcomes des tissus mous. PMID:27022434

  20. Surgical approach for ulcerated locally advanced breast cancer. A single Center experience: a retrospective study.

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    Laforgia, Rita; Punzo, Clelia; Panebianco, Annunziata; Volpi, Annalisa; Minafra, Marina; Sederino, Maria Grazia

    2017-01-12

    L’obiettivo del nostro studio è la valutazione della strategia chirurgica più idonea nei casi di LABC (Locally Advanced Breast Cancer) in condizioni di ulcerazione e sanguinamento. La diagnosi clinica del LABC prevede nella maggior parte dei casi una massa mammaria estesa associata ad edema, eritema, retrazione e sanguinamento, dolore, superficie cutanea irregolare e coinvolgimento linfonodale. L’intervento chirurgico di scelta per le forme T3-T4 è la mastectomia radicale che rappresenta un trattamento adeguato per il controllo locale della patologia. In caso di forme localmente avanzate e ulcerate, pur essendo forme inoperabili, l’exeresi chirurgica si rende necessaria per una bonifica locale. La presenza di fenomeni di ulcerazione e sanguinamento non rende possibile avviare un trattamento chemioterapico neoadiuvante ed è necessario eseguire interventi chirurgici palliativi. Il trattamento chirurgico stesso richiede mutilazioni ampie ed associate procedure di chirurgia plastica. Spesso per l’estensione della malattia ed il sovvertimento del corpus mammae durante l’exeresi chirurgica della mammella, la sezione su zone esenti da neoplasia non consente la chiusura immediata dei lembi. Abbiamo considerato, su un campione di 288 pazienti affette da carcinoma mammario, 11 donne con forme avanzate fra T4a e T4c (3.8%). E’ stata posta indicazione a trattamento chirurgico perché pazienti provenienti dal Pronto Soccorso con anemizzazione per neoplasie avanzate ulcerate e sanguinanti, non candidabili in prima istanza a chemioterapia neoadiuvante citoriduttiva. Le procedure adoperate per la ricostruzione della mammella sono state in 2 pazienti la rotazione di un lembo muscolo cutaneo, in 4 casi un innesto cutaneo prelevato dalla coscia, in 4 casi è stata utilizzata una matrice dermica biologica - sostituto cutaneo (INTEGRA) che è stata poi sostituita con un successivo innesto cutaneo a distanza di circa 20-30 giorni. Sono state osservate recidive in 2 casi

  1. Inter-methods agreement for the assessment of percentage of body fat between two laboratory methods in male adolescent cyclists.

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    González-Agüero, Alejandro; Olmedillas, Hugo; Gómez-Cabello, Alba; Guillén-Ballester, Alexander; Casajús, José A; Vicente-Rodríguez, Germán

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo: Examinar la validez inter-métodos entre la absorciometría rayos X (DXA) y la pletismografía por desplazamiento de aire (PDA) en ciclistas varones adolescentes, para la evaluación del porcentaje de grasa corporal. Métodos: Se evaluó el porcentaje de grasa corporal de 24 ciclistas varones adolescentes mediante DXA y PDA. La validez inter-métodos se determinó mediante un gráfico de Bland-Altman; se calculó la diferencia intermétodo y los límites de concordancia mediante test t de Student. Se examinó también la heteroscedasticidad ente ambos métodos. Resultados: Los valores de porcentaje de grasa corporal obtenidos por el DXA fueron más elevados que los obtenidos por PDA, y el gráfico presentó heteroscedasticidad (ambos p < 0,05; r = 0,74). Conclusión: El DXA y la PDA no son métodos comparables para la evaluación del porcentaje de grasa en nuestra muestra de ciclistas varones adolescentes; esto debería ser tenido en cuenta a la hora de evaluar cambios longitudinales en esta determinada población.

  2. [Assessment of the effectiveness and safety of Sativex® in compassionate use].

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    Cimas-Hernando, Icíar; Pato-Pato, Antonio; Lorenzo-González, José R; Rodríguez-Constenla, Iria

    2015-03-01

    Introduccion. Sativex ® es un farmaco aprobado para el tratamiento de la espasticidad en la esclerosis multiple. Hemos querido estudiar la tolerabilidad y eficacia de este farmaco en patologias fuera de indicacion de ficha tecnica, mediante su uso compasivo. Objetivo. Valorar la eficacia y tolerabilidad de Sativex en patologias no incluidas en la ficha tecnica, mediante un protocolo de uso compasivo. Pacientes y metodos. Se realizo un estudio observacional, de seis meses de duracion, para evaluar la eficacia y tolerabilidad de Sativex en el dolor neuropatico y en la espasticidad de causa diferente a la esclerosis multiple. Resultados. Se incluyo un total de 10 pacientes, seis mujeres y cuatro hombres. Solo hubo efectos adversos en dos de ellos, y el farmaco se suspendio en un caso. Tras el inicio del tratamiento con Sativex mediante protocolo de uso compasivo, el consumo de farmacos concomitantes se redujo un 34,2% (p = 0,004), y se suspendio la administracion de toxina botulinica en siete pacientes (70%). La mejoria de la escala de espasticidad de Ashworth fue del 65,6% (p = 0,004) y la escala visual analogica disminuyo su puntuacion un 49,2% (p = 0,026). Conclusion. Sativex puede ser una alternativa terapeutica interesante en pacientes con espasticidad y dolor cuando se han utilizado los tratamientos habituales disponibles, pero los pacientes continuan con afectacion significativa de su calidad de vida.

  3. [Return to work in patients with heart disease after cardiac rehabilitation].

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    Huichan-Muñoz, Valeria; Justiniano-Cordero, Samuel; Solís-Hernández, José Luis; Rodríguez-Ábrego, Gabriela; Millán-Hernández, Edgar; Rojano-Mejía, David

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: en un estudio observacional, retrospectivo evaluamos la frecuencia, presentación clínica y tratamiento de linfocele en pacientes pediátricos con trasplante renal. Métodos: de enero de 2004 a enero de 2009 se realizaron 242 trasplantes renales, 197 de donantes vivos y 45 trasplantes de donantes cadavéricos. La técnica quirúrgica utilizada fue la habitual y la de los implantes uretrales fue la técnica Ricard modificada. El tratamiento fue por punción cutánea y drenajes internos mediante una ventana peritoneal laparoscópica. Resultados: se diagnosticaron siete pacientes con linfoceles (2.9 % con un IC 95 % 0.6-5.2 %). Una paciente del sexo femenino y seis del sexo masculino, todos fueron sometidos a drenajes por punción cutánea, seis pacientes fueron recidivados y tratados exitosamente por drenaje interno mediante una ventana peritoneal laparoscópica. Conclusiones: nuestra frecuencia es igual a la reportada en otros estudios (0.6-18 %). El drenaje interno mediante la ventana peritoneal laparoscópica parece ser lo más apropiado en pacientes pediátricos.

  4. [Lymphocele surgical treatment in pediatric kidney transplantation].

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    Aurelus, Pierre Jean; Ortiz, Roberto Carlos; Rendón-Macías, Mario Enrique; Ortega-Rodríguez, Ma C; De la Cruz-Yañiz, Hermilo; Yamamoto-Nagano, Alfonso; Torres-Díaz, José Salustiano

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: en un estudio observacional, retrospectivo evaluamos la frecuencia, presentación clínica y tratamiento de linfocele en pacientes pediátricos con trasplante renal. Métodos: de enero de 2004 a enero de 2009 se realizaron 242 trasplantes renales, 197 de donantes vivos y 45 trasplantes de donantes cadavéricos. La técnica quirúrgica utilizada fue la habitual y la de los implantes uretrales fue la técnica Ricard modificada. El tratamiento fue por punción cutánea y drenajes internos mediante una ventana peritoneal laparoscópica. Resultados: se diagnosticaron siete pacientes con linfoceles (2.9 % con un IC 95 % 0.6-5.2 %). Una paciente del sexo femenino y seis del sexo masculino, todos fueron sometidos a drenajes por punción cutánea, seis pacientes fueron recidivados y tratados exitosamente por drenaje interno mediante una ventana peritoneal laparoscópica. Conclusiones: nuestra frecuencia es igual a la reportada en otros estudios (0.6-18 %). El drenaje interno mediante la ventana peritoneal laparoscópica parece ser lo más apropiado en pacientes pediátricos.

  5. [Hypothyroidism incidence and thyrotropin serum levels in newborns].

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    Topete-González, Luz Rosalba; Ramirez-Garcia, Sergio Alberto; Macías-López, Griselda Guadalupe; Troyo-Sanromán, Rogelio; Ramos-Ramírez, Irma Mirella; Elizondo-Rueda, María Elizabeth Margarita; Dávalos-Rodríguez, Nory; González-Gamez, Jaime Guillermo; Cabrera-Pivaral, Carlos Enrique

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: el hipotiroidismo congénito ocupa el tercer lugar de las enfermedades hereditarias subclínicas en México. Los neonatos con hipofunción total o parcial de la glándula tiroides presentan concentraciones altas de la tirotropina, lo que permite identificar los casos probables con riesgo para desarrollar hipotiroidismo mediante las pruebas de tamiz. El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la incidencia de hipotiroidismo congénito neonatal en los recién nacidos y establecer el valor de corte en el ensayo de la prueba de tamiz. Métodos: se procesaron 4049 muestras de sangre de cordón umbilical de recién nacidos. Se cuantificó la hormona estimulante de la tiroides mediante ELISA. A los niños con valores elevados se les realizó la prueba confirmatoria mediante ensayo inmunoenzimático de micropartículas. Resultados: se identificó una incidencia de hipotiroidismo de 1.2 por cada 1000 recién nacidos. El valor de corte para la hormona estimulante de la tiroides fue de 26.63 mUI/L en la prueba de tamiz. Conclusiones: los valores de la hormona estimulante de la tiroides mostraron una distribución diferente a los de otras investigaciones en población mexicana, así como una incidencia más elevada de hipotiroidismo.

  6. The selective activation of a C-F bond with an auxiliary strong Lewis acid: a method to change the activation preference of C-F and C-H bonds.

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    Wang, Lin; Sun, Hongjian; Li, Xiaoyan; Fuhr, Olaf; Fenske, Dieter

    2016-11-15

    The selective activation of the C-F bonds in substituted (2,6-difluorophenyl)phenylimines (2,6-F2H3C6-(C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH)-n'-R-C6H4 (n' = 2, R = H (1); n' = 2, R = Me (2); n' = 4, R = tBu (3))) by Fe(PMe3)4 with an auxiliary strong Lewis acid (LiBr, LiI, or ZnCl2) was explored. As a result, iron(ii) halides ((H5C6-(C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH)-2-FH3C6)FeX(PMe3)3 (X = Br (8); Cl (9)) and (n-RH4C6-(C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH)-2'-FH3C6)FeX(PMe3)3 (n = 2, R = Me, X = Br (11); n = 4, R = tBu, X = I (12))) were obtained. Under similar reaction conditions, using LiBF4 instead of LiBr or ZnCl2, the reaction of (2,6-difluorophenyl)phenylimine with Fe(PMe3)4 afforded an ionic complex [(2,6-F2H3C6-(C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH)-H4C6)Fe(PMe3)4](BF4) (10) via the activation of a C-H bond. The method of C-F bond activation with an auxiliary strong Lewis acid is appropriate for monofluoroarylmethanimines. Without the Lewis acid, iron(ii) hydrides ((2-RH4C6-(C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH)-2'-FH3C6)FeH(PMe3)3 (R = H (13); Me (14))) were generated from the reactions of Fe(PMe3)4 with the monofluoroarylmethanimines (2-FH4C6-(C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH)-2'-RC6H4 (R = H (4); Me (5))); however, in the presence of ZnCl2 or LiBr, iron(ii) halides ((2-RH4C6-(C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH)-H4C6)FeX(PMe3)3 (R = H, X = Cl (15); R = Me, X = Br (16))) could be obtained through the activation of a C-F bond. Furthermore, a C-F bond activation with good regioselectivity in (pentafluorophenyl)arylmethanimines (F5C6-(C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH)-2,6-Y2C6H3 (Y = F (6); H (7))) could be realized in the presence of ZnCl2 to produce iron(ii) chlorides ((2,6-Y2H3C6-(C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH)-F4C6)FeCl(PMe3)3 (Y = F (17); H (18))). This series of iron(ii) halides could be used to catalyze the hydrosilylation reaction of aldehydes. Due to the stability of iron(ii) halides to high temperature, the reaction mixture was allowed to be

  7. Crystal structures of a novel NNN pincer ligand and its dinuclear titanium(IV) alkoxide pincer complex.

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    Pedziwiatr, Jakub; Ghiviriga, Ion; Abboud, Khalil A; Veige, Adam S

    2017-02-01

    This report describes a synthetic protocols and the crystal structures involving a novel pincer-type H3[NNN] ligand, namely di-μ-bromido-μ-{2-(2,2-di-methylpropanimido-yl)-N-[2-(2,2-di-methyl-propanimido-yl)-4-methyl-phen-yl]-4-methylaniline}-bis-[(diethyl ether)lithium], [Li2Br2(C24H33N3)(C4H10O)2] (1) and a dinuclear metal complex, namely di-μ-bromido-2:3κ(4)Br:Br-bis-{2-(2,2-di-methylpropanimido-yl)-N-[2-(2,2-di-methyl-propanimido-yl)-4-methyl-phen-yl]-4-methylaniline}-1κ(3)N,N',N'';4κ(3)N,N',N''-tetra-μ-iso-propano-lato-1:2κ(4)O:O;3:4κ(4)O:O-diiso-propano-lato-1κO,4κO-2,3-dilithium-1,4-dititanium, [Li2Ti2Br2(C24H32N3)2(C3H7O)6] or {[NHNNH]Ti(O (i) Pr)3(LiBr)2}2 (2). Complex 1, which sits on a twofold rotation axis, is a rare example of a pincer-type ligand which bears ketimine side arms. A unique feature of complex 1 is that the ketimine N atoms have an LiBr(Et2O) fragment bonded to them, with the Li atom adopting a distorted tetra-hedral geometry. This particular fragment creates an LiBr bridge between the two ketimine sidearms, which leads to a cage-type appearance of the ligand. Complex 2 consists of the previously described ligand and a Ti(IV) metal atom in an octa-hedral environment, and is located on an inversion center. Complex 2 crystallizes as a dinuclear species with the metal atoms being bridged by an LiBr entity [the Br atoms are disordered and refined in two positions with their site occupation factors refining to 0.674 (12)/0.372 (12)], and the Li cation being bonded to the isopropoxide O atoms (Li having a tetra-hedral coordination as in 1). The organic ligand of compound 2 exhibits disorder in its periphery groups; isopropyl and tert-butyl groups (occupation factors fixed at 0.6/0.4). The novel [NNN]H3 pincer-type ligand was characterized by multinuclear and multidimensional NMR, HRMS and X-ray crystallography. The dinuclear metal complex 2 was characterized by X-ray crystallography. Although each structure exhibits donor N

  8. Crystal structures of a novel NNN pincer ligand and its dinuclear titanium(IV) alkoxide pincer complex

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    Pedziwiatr, Jakub; Ghiviriga, Ion; Veige, Adam S.

    2017-01-01

    This report describes a synthetic protocols and the crystal structures involving a novel pincer-type H3[NNN] ligand, namely di-μ-bromido-μ-{2-(2,2-di­methylpropanimido­yl)-N-[2-(2,2-di­methyl­propanimido­yl)-4-methyl­phen­yl]-4-methylaniline}-bis­[(diethyl ether)lithium], [Li2Br2(C24H33N3)(C4H10O)2] (1) and a dinuclear metal complex, namely di-μ-bromido-2:3κ4 Br:Br-bis­{2-(2,2-di­methylpropanimido­yl)-N-[2-(2,2-di­methyl­propanimido­yl)-4-methyl­phen­yl]-4-methylaniline}-1κ3 N,N′,N′′;4κ3 N,N′,N′′-tetra-μ-iso­propano­lato-1:2κ4 O:O;3:4κ4 O:O-diiso­propano­lato-1κO,4κO-2,3-dilithium-1,4-dititanium, [Li2Ti2Br2(C24H32N3)2(C3H7O)6] or {[NHNNH]Ti(OiPr)3(LiBr)2}2 (2). Complex 1, which sits on a twofold rotation axis, is a rare example of a pincer-type ligand which bears ketimine side arms. A unique feature of complex 1 is that the ketimine N atoms have an LiBr(Et2O) fragment bonded to them, with the Li atom adopting a distorted tetra­hedral geometry. This particular fragment creates an LiBr bridge between the two ketimine sidearms, which leads to a cage-type appearance of the ligand. Complex 2 consists of the previously described ligand and a TiIV metal atom in an octa­hedral environment, and is located on an inversion center. Complex 2 crystallizes as a dinuclear species with the metal atoms being bridged by an LiBr entity [the Br atoms are disordered and refined in two positions with their site occupation factors refining to 0.674 (12)/0.372 (12)], and the Li cation being bonded to the isopropoxide O atoms (Li having a tetra­hedral coordination as in 1). The organic ligand of compound 2 exhibits disorder in its periphery groups; isopropyl and tert-butyl groups (occupation factors fixed at 0.6/0.4). The novel [NNN]H3 pincer-type ligand was characterized by multinuclear and multidimensional NMR, HRMS and X-ray crystallography. The dinuclear metal complex 2 was characterized by X-ray crystallography. Although each structure

  9. Simulations of transferred NOE in a ternary peptide-receptor-lipid complex

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    Czaplicki, J.; Milon, A.

    1998-02-01

    Analyses of neuropeptides interacting with their receptors in presence of lipid membranes require the use of spin systems including several molecules (peptide, membrane, receptor) in at least three states (free, membrane-bound and receptor-bound ligand). Moreover, the exchange rates can be arbitrary. We have developed a program, based on the generalized relaxation matrix method, capable of treating all direct and indirect spin interactions. The program allows a simulation of homonuclear NOE and ROE experiments in case of arbitrary exchange rates, for systems with internal mobility and groups of equivalent spins. We present here some simulations for a system of three states, such as the free, membrane-bound and receptor-bound ligand, aiming at defining more precisely the limits of the transferred NOE experiments for the determination of the receptor-bound conformation of a neuropeptide. Dans le cas d'étude des interactions entre les neuropeptides et leurs récepteurs membranaires on travaille avec un système de plusieurs spins, dans au moins trois états (libre, intermédiaire et lié), qui peuvent appartenir à des molécules différentes (ligand, membrane et récepteur). De plus, les constantes d'échange parmi ces états sont arbitraires. Nous avons développé un logiciel, basé sur la méthode des matrices de relaxation, qui décrit tous les effets d'interactions (directes et indirectes) entre les spins. Ce logiciel permet de simuler les expériences homonucléaires NOE et ROE dans les cas d'échange arbitraire, pour les systèmes possédant une mobilité interne et des groupes de spins équivalents. Nous présentons le résultat de simulations obtenues dans un système à trois états du type peptide libre, peptide lié au lipide, peptide lié au récepteur, dont le but est de préciser les limites d'utilisation des NOEs transférés en vue de déterminer la conformation de neuropeptides liés à leur récepteur.

  10. Adsorption of star polymers

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    Halperin, A.; Joanny, J. F.

    1991-06-01

    The adsorption of star polymers on a flat solid surface is analyzed by means of scalling arguments based on the Daoud-Cotton blob model. For the adsorption of a single star, consisting of f arms comprising each N monomers, we distinguish three regimes determined by the adsorption energy of a monomer at the surface, δ kT. 1) Strong adsorption characterized by the full adsorption of all arms occurs for δ > (f/N)^{3/5}. 2) A “Sombrero” like structure comprising f_ads fully adsorbed arms and f{-}f_ads free arms is obtained for (f/N)^{3/5}> δ > f^{9/20}/N^{3/5}. 3) Weakly adsorbed stars retain, essentially, the structure of a free star. This regime occurs for δ < f^{9/20}/N^{3/5}. The weakly adsorbed structure may also exist as a metastable state if δ > f^{9/5}/N^{3/5}. Nous étudions l'adsorption de polymères en étoile sur une surface solide en utilisant une approche de lois d'échelles basée sur le modèle de blobs de Daoud et Cotton. Pour une étoile formée de f bras contenant chacun N monomères, nous distinguons trois régimes suivant la valeur de l'énergie d'adsorption d'un monomère sur la surface δ kT. 1) L'adsorption forte caractérisée par une adsorption complète de tous les bras se produit lorsque δ > (f/N)^{3/5}. 2) Une structure en “sombrero” avec f_ads bras adsorbés et f{-}f_ads bras libres est obtenue si f^{9/20}/N^{3/5}δ < (f/N)^{3/5}. 3) Les étoiles faiblement adsorbées gardent une structure très similaire à celle des étoiles libres en solution. Ce régime existe si δ < f^{9/20}/N^{3/5}. La structure correspondant aux étoiles faiblement adsorbées peut aussi exister comme un état métastable si δ > f^{9/5}/N^{3/5}.

  11. Heterogeneity of equilibrium molten globule state of cytochrome c induced by weak salt denaturants under physiological condition.

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    Rahaman, Hamidur; Alam Khan, Md Khurshid; Hassan, Md Imtaiyaz; Islam, Asimul; Moosavi-Movahedi, Ali Akbar; Ahmad, Faizan

    2015-01-01

    While many proteins are recognized to undergo folding via intermediate(s), the heterogeneity of equilibrium folding intermediate(s) along the folding pathway is less understood. In our present study, FTIR spectroscopy, far- and near-UV circular dichroism (CD), ANS and tryptophan fluorescence, near IR absorbance spectroscopy and dynamic light scattering (DLS) were used to study the structural and thermodynamic characteristics of the native (N), denatured (D) and intermediate state (X) of goat cytochorme c (cyt-c) induced by weak salt denaturants (LiBr, LiCl and LiClO4) at pH 6.0 and 25°C. The LiBr-induced denaturation of cyt-c measured by Soret absorption (Δε400) and CD ([θ]409), is a three-step process, N ↔ X ↔ D. It is observed that the X state obtained along the denaturation pathway of cyt-c possesses common structural and thermodynamic characteristics of the molten globule (MG) state. The MG state of cyt-c induced by LiBr is compared for its structural and thermodynamic parameters with those found in other solvent conditions such as LiCl, LiClO4 and acidic pH. Our observations suggest: (1) that the LiBr-induced MG state of cyt-c retains the native Met80-Fe(III) axial bond and Trp59-propionate interactions; (2) that LiBr-induced MG state of cyt-c is more compact retaining the hydrophobic interactions in comparison to the MG states induced by LiCl, LiClO4 and 0.5 M NaCl at pH 2.0; and (3) that there exists heterogeneity of equilibrium intermediates along the unfolding pathway of cyt-c as highly ordered (X1), classical (X2) and disordered (X3), i.e., D ↔ X3 ↔ X2 ↔ X1 ↔ N.

  12. Dilute nitric or nitrous acid solution containing halide ions as effective media for pure gold dissolution.

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    Hojo, Masashi; Yamamoto, Masahiko; Okamura, Kei

    2015-08-14

    The greatly enhanced oxidation ability of dilute aqueous nitric acid (0.10-2.0 mol L(-1)) containing bromide and iodide salts as well as chloride salts has been examined based on the dissolution kinetics of pure gold at 30-60 °C. It has been found that bromide salts are more effective than chloride salts in gaining the ability of dissolving gold in dilute aqueous nitric acid solution. At 60 °C, a piece of gold-wire (ca. 20 mg) is dissolved in 20 mL of as low as 0.10 mol L(-1) HNO3 solution containing 1.0-5.0 mol L(-1) NaBr and the dissolution rate constant, log(k/s(-1)), increases linearly (from -5.78 to -4.52) with the increasing NaBr concentration. The addition of organic solvents, such as acetonitrile and acetic acid, causes acceleration of gold dissolution in LiBr and NaBr solutions. With increasing MeCN contents, for instance, the log(k/s(-1)) value of 0.10 mol L(-1) HNO3 solution containing 2.0 mol L(-1) NaBr increases linearly from -5.30 to -4.61 at 30% (v/v) MeCN. The bromide salts affect the gold dissolution rate constant in the order of KBr < NaBr < LiBr < CaBr2. With increasing NaI concentration (0.20-3.0 mol L(-1)), some acceleration in log(k/s(-1)) of 0.50 or 1.0 mol L(-1) HNO3 solution has been observed; however, the slope of acceleration as the function of NaI concentration is much smaller than that of NaCl or NaBr. The gold dissolution ability has been examined also for nitrous acid containing chloride and bromide ions at 35 °C. The NaNO2 solution containing twice or more amounts of HX (X = Cl, Br) gives the maximum efficiency for gold dissolution, according to the log(k/s(-1)) values of the mixed solutions of NaNO2 (0.10-2.0 mol L(-1)) and HX of various concentrations. The influence of oxidation by dilute nitric and nitrous acids on the gold dissolution is discussed from the standpoint of the redox potentials in "modified" aqueous solutions and not of the changes in the activity coefficients of ions.

  13. Stability of SG1 nitroxide towards unprotected sugar and lithium salts: a preamble to cellulose modification by nitroxide-mediated graft polymerization.

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    Moreira, Guillaume; Charles, Laurence; Major, Mohamed; Vacandio, Florence; Guillaneuf, Yohann; Lefay, Catherine; Gigmes, Didier

    2013-01-01

    The range of applications of cellulose, a glucose-based polysaccharide, is limited by its inherently poor mechanical properties. The grafting of synthetic polymer chains by, for example, a "grafting from" process may provide the means to broaden the range of applications. The nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP) method is a technique of choice to control the length, the composition and the architecture of the grafted copolymers. Nevertheless, cellulose is difficult to solubilize in organic media because of inter- and intramolecular hydrogen bonds. One possibility to circumvent this limitation is to solubilize cellulose in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) or N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMA) with 5 to 10 wt % of lithium salts (LiCl or LiBr), and carry out grafted polymerization in this medium. The stability of nitroxides such as SG1 has not been studied under these conditions yet, even though these parameters are of crucial importance to perform the graft modification of polysaccharide by NMP. The aim of this work is to offer a model study of the stability of the SG1 nitroxide in organic media in the presence of unprotected glucose or cellobiose (used as a model of cellulose) and in the presence of lithium salts (LiBr or LiCl) in DMF or DMA. Contrary to TEMPO, SG1 proved to be stable in the presence of unprotected sugar, even with an excess of 100 molar equivalents of glucose. On the other hand, lithium salts in DMF or DMA clearly degrade SG1 nitroxide as proven by electron-spin resonance measurements. The instability of SG1 in these lithium-containing solvents may be explained by the acidification of the medium by the hydrolysis of DMA in the presence of LiCl. This, in turn, enables the disproportionation of the SG1 nitroxide into an unstable hydroxylamine and an oxoammonium ion. Once the conditions to perform an SG1-based nitroxide-mediated graft polymerization from cellobiose have been established, the next stage of this work will be the modification of cellulose and

  14. Usual dietary glycemic load is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors in physically active Brazilian middle-aged men.

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    Cocate, Paula G; Natali, Antônio J; de Oliveira, Alessandro; Hermsdorff, Helen Hermana M; Peluzio, Maria do Carmo G; Longo, Giana Z; Buthers, Jéssica M; dos Santos, Eliziária C; de Oliveira, Leandro L; Alfenas, Rita de Cássia G

    2014-02-01

    Introducción: Los efectos de la carga glucémica (CG) de la dieta sobre los factores de riesgo cardiometabólico en sujetos físicamente activos no están establecidos por completo. Objetivo: Este estudio transversal evaluó la asociación entre la CG de la dieta habitual y los factores de riesgo cardiometabólico en hombres brasileños de mediana edad físicamente activos. Métodos: Ciento setenta y seis sujetos (índice de masa corporal: 25,5 ± 3,6 kg/m2; edad: 50,6 ± 5,0 años) fueron evaluados. Antropometría, características del estilo de vida, la resistencia a la insulina, biomarcadores del estrés oxidativo (8-iso-prostaglandina F2, 8-iso-PGF2y 8 hidroxideoxiguanosina, 8-OHdG) y el perfil lipídico fueron evaluados. La ingesta dietética se estimó por medio de un cuestionario cuantitativo de frecuencia de consumo. Resultados: La CG de la dieta se asoció positivamente con las concentraciones de ácidos grasos libres (= 0,311, r2 = 0,13, P = 0,034) y la razón triglicéridos/colesterol HDL (= 0,598, r2 = 0,19, P = 0,028), independientemente de los factores de confusión (obesidad central, consumo de carne roja, edad e ingesta calórica). El biomarcador del estrés oxidativo, 8-OHdG, también se asoció con CG de la dieta habitual (= 0,432, r2 = 0,11, P = 0,004), independientemente de los factores de confusión anteriores más el consumo excesivo de alcohol, la ingesta de hierro y tabaquismo actual. Conclusiones: La CG de la dieta se asoció positivamente con el perfil lipídico (concentraciones de ácidos grasos libres y razón triglicéridos/HDL colesterol) y el biomarcador de estrés oxidativo 8-OHdG. Estos resultados indican el potencial de nocividad de una dieta con mayor CG respecto a los factores de riesgo cardiometabólico en hombres de mediana edad, incluso en aquellos físicamente activos.

  15. INACTIVATION OF SEXUAL AGGLUTINATION IN HANSENULA WINGEI AND SACCHAROMYCES KLUYVERI BY DISULFIDE-CLEAVING AGENTS.

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    TAYLOR, N W

    1964-10-01

    Taylor, Neil W. (Northern Regional Research Laboratory, Peoria, Ill.). Inactivation of sexual agglutination in Hansenula wingei and Saccharomyces kluyveri by disulfide-cleaving agents. J. Bacteriol. 88:929-936. 1964.-Mating types of both Hansenula wingei and Saccharomyces kluyveri can be activated to produce uniformly strong sexual agglutination by treatments with various solvents, such as 8 m LiBr. The strongly agglutinative mating-type preparations were irreversibly inactivated for sexual agglutination by various chemical treatments. Type 5 of H. wingei was inactivated by disulfide-cleaving reagents, but type 21 of H. wingei was not. Type 3 of S. kluyveri was more sensitive than type 26 of S. kluyveri to inactivation by disulfide-cleaving reagents. Comparison of sensitivities to these and other treatments, plus a moderately strong cross-agglutination between type 3 and type 21, indicated that the sexually agglutinative elements on type 3 are similar to type 5, and those of type 21 are similar to those of type 26. Inactivation-rate experiments showed a loss of agglutinative ability according to a sigmoid decrement with time for both types 5 and 21. The apparent extent of inactivation depended markedly on agglutination test conditions. Results of these experiments were interpreted to indicate tentatively, first, that the agglutinative elements of both types of a species are proteins and, second, that several agglutinating linkages are formed between any two cells in sexual agglutination.

  16. Lambeau grand dorsal dans la reconstruction d’une tumeur géante de la paroi abdominale: à propos d’un cas rare

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    Bourra, Karim; El Mazouz, Samir

    2017-01-01

    Nous nous permettons de vous présenter le cas d’un jeune patient, âgé de 16 ans, qui présente une grosse tumeur de la paroi abdominale, multinodulaire de nature mésenchymateuse occupant la moitié abdominale gauche et mesurant dans les 25 cm d’axe vertical / 20 cm d’axe transversal, mobile par rapport aux plans profonds, et augmentant progressivement de volume depuis l’enfance et négligée. Nous avons dans le but du traitement chirurgical, après petite exérèse biopsique qui a révélé la nature «desmoide » de la tumeur, réalisé une exérèse chirurgicale total de la tumeur avec reconstruction immédiate par un lambeau musulo-cutané de grand dorsal libre, branché sur les gros vaisseaux du pli de l’aine (artère iliaque et veine iliaque externes gauches), branchés en anastomose termino-latérale. La survie du lambeau s’est faite correctement et la reconstruction a ainsi été réussie. PMID:28904708

  17. A stereocontrolled, efficient synthetic route to bioactive sphingolipids: synthesis of phytosphingosine and phytoceramides from unsaturated ester precursors via cyclic sulfate intermediates.

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    He, L; Byun, H S; Bittman, R

    2000-11-03

    An efficient and highly enantioselective method for the preparation of D-ribo- and L-lyxo-phytosphingosines (1a,b, respectively) and phytoceramides (2a,b) has been developed. The key steps in the syntheses are as follows: (i) osmium-catalyzed asymmetric dihydroxylation of 4-O-protected (E)-alpha,beta-unsaturated ester 5 (generated by dihydroxylation of 1-hexadecene, followed by oxidation to the aldehyde and Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons olefination), (ii) conversion to cyclic sulfate intermediate 7, and (iii) regioselective alpha-azidation of 7. Reduction of 4-O-protected 2-azido ester 8 via alpha-azidolactone 9 afforded phytosphingosine 1a. Staudinger reduction of the azido group of 8, followed by in situ N-acylation in aqueous media and reduction of the ester functionality with NaBH(4)/LiBr, provided phytoceramide 2a. By using a similar approach, phytosphingosine 1b was synthesized. D-erythro-4, 5-Dihydrosphingosine 1c and D-erythro-4,5-dihydroceramide 2c were synthesized in high yield from 1-hexadecanol via cyclic sulfate intermediate 15. The desired configurations at C-2, C-3, and C-4 of the sphingoid chain can be accessed readily by the route described here.

  18. Ice VII from aqueous salt solutions: From a glass to a crystal with broken H-bonds

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    Klotz, S.; Komatsu, K.; Pietrucci, F.; Kagi, H.; Ludl, A.-A.; Machida, S.; Hattori, T.; Sano-Furukawa, A.; Bove, L. E.

    2016-01-01

    It has been known for decades that certain aqueous salt solutions of LiCl and LiBr readily form glasses when cooled to below ≈160 K. This fact has recently been exploited to produce a « salty » high-pressure ice form: When the glass is compressed at low temperatures to pressures higher than 4 GPa and subsequently warmed, it crystallizes into ice VII with the ionic species trapped inside the ice lattice. Here we report the extreme limit of salt incorporation into ice VII, using high pressure neutron diffraction and molecular dynamics simulations. We show that high-pressure crystallisation of aqueous solutions of LiCl∙RH2O and LiBr∙RH2O with R = 5.6 leads to solids with strongly expanded volume, a destruction of the hydrogen-bond network with an isotropic distribution of water-dipole moments, as well as a crystal-to-amorphous transition on decompression. This highly unusual behaviour constitutes an interesting pathway from a glass to a crystal where translational periodicity is restored but the rotational degrees of freedom remaining completely random. PMID:27562476

  19. [First case described of isolated, complete and fluctuating cranial nerve III palsy heralding multiple myeloma].

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    León-Ruiz, Moisés; Benito-León, Julián; Sierra-Hidalgo, Fernando; García-Soldevilla, Miguel Ángel; Izquierdo-Esteban, Laura; Tejeiro-Martínez, José; Cabrera-Valdivia, Francisco; García-Albea Ristol, Esteban

    2015-02-01

    Introduccion. El mieloma multiple es la neoplasia de celulas plasmaticas mas frecuente. Al ser incurable, el tratamiento persigue obtener el mayor tiempo de supervivencia libre de clinica. Constituye una causa extremadamente rara de afectacion de los nervios craneales y es producido habitualmente por un plasmocitoma intracraneal. Presentamos un caso de mieloma multiple, que asociaba un plasmocitoma intracraneal y que comenzo clinicamente con paralisis aislada, completa y fluctuante del III nervio craneal. Caso clinico. Mujer de 63 años que acudio a urgencias por presentar un cuadro clinico oscilante, consistente en diplopia binocular horizontal y, posteriormente, cefalea. La exploracion neurooftalmologica revelo una paralisis completa del III nervio craneal derecho. Se solicito una tomografia axial computarizada craneal urgente, que revelo multiples lesiones osteoliticas diploicas, asociando una de ellas componente de partes blandas en la hendidura esfenoidal derecha. La paciente fue ingresada, y se le diagnostico posteriormente un mieloma multiple IgA-kappa. Tras recibir induccion quimioterapica y ser sometida a un trasplante autologo de progenitores hematopoyeticos, alcanzo la remision completa. Conclusiones. El mieloma multiple es un trastorno raro de los nervios craneales, una causa muy infrecuente de paralisis aislada y completa del III nervio craneal y menos aun fluctuante, y no se ha encontrado ningun caso publicado con este inicio clinico. Tener en cuenta las posibles manifestaciones neurooftalmologicas del mieloma multiple puede contribuir a un diagnostico precoz y a una incidencia positiva sobre el curso de esta enfermedad.

  20. An Open Architecture for Distributed Malware Collection and Analysis

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    Cavalca, Davide; Goldoni, Emanuele

    Honeynets have become an important tool for researchers and network operators. However, the lack of a unified honeynet data model has impeded their effectiveness, resulting in multiple unrelated data sources, each with its own proprietary access method and format. Moreover, the deployment and management of a honeynet is a time-consuming activity and the interpretation of collected data is far from trivial. HIVE (Honeynet Infrastructure in Virtualized Environment) is a novel highly scalable automated data collection and analysis architecture we designed. Our infrastructure is based on top of proven FLOSS (Free, Libre and Open Source) solutions, which have been extended and integrated with new tools we developed. We use virtualization to ease honeypot management and deployment, combining both high-interaction and low-interaction sensors in a common infrastructure. We also address the need for rapid comprehension and detailed data analysis by harnessing the power of a relational database system, which provides centralized storage and access to the collected data while ensuring its constant integrity. This chapter presents our malware data collection architecture, offering some insight in the structure and benefits of a distributed virtualized honeynet and its development. Finally, we present some techniques for the active monitoring of centralized botnets we integrated in HIVE, which allow us to track the menaces evolution and timely deploy effective countermeasures.

  1. Characterization of alkali halides doped 1-(2-methoxy benzyloxy)-8- hydroxy-9,10-anthraquinone films for photovoltaic applications

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    Mahajan, Aman; Singh, Mandeep; Gupta, Himani; Bedi, R. K.; Kumar, S.; Aswal, D. K.

    2012-06-01

    Thin films of 1-(2-methoxy benzyloxy)-8-hydroxy-9, 10-anthraquinone (AQ) have been prepared by hot wall technique onto glass substrates kept at 348 K in a vacuum of 10-5 Torr. Chemical modifications of films have been performed by their treatment with different alkali halides. The films so obtained are systematically studied for their electrical and optical properties. The electrical conductivities of the resulting films exhibited semiconductor-like temperature dependence in the experimental range studied. LiCl and LiBr doped films exhibit almost three orders of magnitude higher conductivity, than untreated films, whereas NaCl, NaBr and KBr do not show any remarkable change in the conductivity. Analysis of optical absorption measurements indicate that the interband transition energies of films lie in the range of 2.57-2.66 eV. Keeping in view the electrical and optical properties of films, ITO/AQ/Al solar cells have been fabricated and characterized. The J-V characteristics of these devices are found to be in good agreement with standard diode equation. Power conversion efficiency of Li doped AQ based devices are found to increase by an order of two as compared to undoped AQ based devices.

  2. Functionalized acetylenic compounds via 1-bromo- 1,2-dienes and organocopper reagents

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    Caporusso, A.M.; Iodice, A.; Lardicci, L.; Salvadori, P.

    1995-12-31

    The acetylenic unity provides a convenient handle which may be converted into a variety of functionalities. In this frame, the authors developed a general and efficient method for the synthesis of chiral 1-alkynes, with a tertiary or a quaternary asymmetric carbon atom in the {alpha} position to the triple bond, by stereoselective cross-coupling of bromocuprates [(RCuBr)MaBr LiBr R=Alkyl, aryl] with optically active 1-bromo-1,2-dienes. This method provides terminal acetylenes which can easily converted into biologically active compounds, such as the antiphlogistic (+)-Ibuprofen. The authors report here that this procedure can be extended to the preparation of a large variety of functionalized acetylenic systems. In fact, bromocuprates, obtained from protected functionalized Grignard reagents and LiCuBr{sub 2}, react with bromoallenes affording the 1-alkynes with high yields, regio- and stereoselectivity. Compounds are also conveniently obtained from cyanocuprates, prepared by reaction of functionalized zinc reagents with the cuprous cyanide/lithium chloride complex; the organozinc derivatives are directly obtained from organic halides and highly activated zinc powder, prepared by metal vapour technique.

  3. Re-evaluation of the eutectic region of the LiBr-KBr-LiF system

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    Redey, L.; Guidotti, R.A.

    1996-05-01

    The separator pellet in a thermal battery consists of electrolyte immobilized by a binder (typically, MgO powder). The melting point of the electrolyte determines the effective operating window for its use in a thermal battery. The development of a two-hour thermal battery required the use of a molten salt that had a lower melting point and larger liquidus range than the LiCl-KCl eutectic which melts at 352 C. Several candidate eutectic electrolyte systems were evaluated for their suitability for this application. One was the LiCl-LiBr-KBr eutectic used at Argonne National Laboratories for high-temperature rechargeable batteries for electric-vehicle applications. Using a custom-designed high-temperature conductivity cell, the authors were able to readily determine the liquidus region for the various compositions studied around the original eutectic for the LiBr-KBr-LiF system. The actual eutectic composition was found to be 60.0 m/o LiBr-37.5 m/o KBr-2.5 m/o LiF with a melting point of 324 {+-} 0.5 C.

  4. Study of Nucleate Pool Boiling Performance of 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol (TFE)/n-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone(NMP)

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    Kojima, Hiroshi; Oka, Masahiro; Akisawa, Atsushi; Kashiwagi, Takao

    The absorption heat pump using water-LiBr solution as working fluid has widely been used for air-conditioning system in Japan. However, it is difficult to apply the system for various uses, such as the utilization of low temperature heat sources, refrigeration and air-source type heat pumps because of the properties of the working fluid. 2,2,2- Trifluoroethanol (TFE) /n-Methyl-2- Pyrrolidone(NMP)is expected to be one of the most useful working fluids for the absorption heat pump of such use. While a number of investigations are available for the heat transfer performal1ce of LiBr solution, no work has been carried out to find out the heat transfer coefficient of TFE/NMP mixtures although it is important to know the heat transfer performance of TFE/NMP mixtures to design each element of the heat pump.In this study, nucleate pool boiling heat transfer cofficients are measured for TFE/NMP mixtures in order to evaluate the heat transfer perfonnance in the generator which is one of the element of the heat pump.

  5. Detection of urban O3, NO2, H2CO, and SO2 using Fourier transform spectroscopy

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    Vandaele, Ann Carine; Carleer, M.; Colin, R.; Simon, Paul C.

    1993-02-01

    Concentrations of SO2, NO2, H2CO, and O3 have been measured regularly since October 1990 at the urban site of the Campus of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, using the differential optical absorption spectroscopy (DOAS) technique associated with a Fourier Transform Spectrometer. The experimental set up has already been described elsewhere (Vandaele et al., 1992). It consists of a source (either a high pressure xenon lamp or a tungsten filament) and an 800 m long path system. The spectra are recorded in the 26,000 - 38,000 cm-1 and 14,000 - 30,000 cm-1 spectral regions, at the dispersion of 7.7 cm-1. The analytical method of the DOAS technique is based on the fact that in atmospheric measurements, it is impossible to obtain an experimental blank spectrum. Therefore, the Beer-Lambert law has to be rewritten as: I equals I'oen(Delta (sigma) d) where I is the measured intensity, Io the measured intensity from which all absorption structures have been removed, n the concentration, d the optical path length, and (Delta) (sigma) the differential absorption cross section of the molecule. Numerous methods for determining I'o exist. Fourier transform filtering has been used in this work. This method defines I'o as the inverse Fourier transform of the lower frequencies portion of the power spectrum of the experimental data. A least squares procedure is then applied in order to determine the concentration of the desired molecules.

  6. Monitoring of leachate at a test road using treated fly ash from municipal solid waste incinerator.

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    François, D; Criado, C

    2007-01-31

    A treatment process for municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash has been jointly developed by the Université Libre in Brussels and the Solvay company. This experimental process has led to an experimental project with a multi-disciplinary team from Solvay along with several companies and organisations, plus support from the ADEME agency. After a laboratory assessment of the treated fly ash (TFA), its environmental properties and the optimal fields of application in road construction, as part of the Revasol project, a full-scale analysis was organised for both environmental and mechanical purposes. A test section using TFA was designed in order to collect percolation water; TFA was used as a road base component (a cement-bound graded aggregate containing 12% TFA). A reference section with the same structure was also built using natural materials. After a description of the treatment process and the test road design, the main TFA characteristics are presented. Then, the environmental behaviour of both sections over a 1-year period following construction is detailed: infiltration, leachate quality, cumulative release. This monitoring effort highlights not only the evolution in TFA behaviour, but also the general permeability of the road structure to various external influences.

  7. Developing Online Communities with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) - the IMIA OSNI and CHIRAD Experiences.

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    Murray, Peter J; Oyri, Karl

    2005-01-01

    Many health informatics organisations do not seem to use, on a practical basis, for the benefit of their activities and interaction with their members, the very technologies that they often promote for use within healthcare environments. In particular, many organisations seem to be slow to take up the benefits of interactive web technologies. This paper presents an introduction to some of the many free/libre and open source (FLOSS) applications currently available and using the LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP architecture - as a way of cheaply deploying reliable, scalable, and secure web applications. The experience of moving to applications using LAMP architecture, in particular that of the Open Source Nursing Informatics (OSNI) Working Group of the Special Interest Group in Nursing Informatics of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA-NI), in using PostNuke, a FLOSS Content Management System (CMS) illustrates many of the benefits of such applications. The experiences of the authors in installing and maintaining a large number of websites using FLOSS CMS to develop dynamic, interactive websites that facilitate real engagement with the members of IMIA-NI OSNI, the IMIA Open Source Working Group, and the Centre for Health Informatics Research and Development (CHIRAD), as well as other organisations, is used as the basis for discussing the potential benefits that could be realised by others within the health informatics community.

  8. [FACTORS AFFECTING THE ABANDONMENT OF BREASTFEEDING IN A SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR THE SAME IN THE HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN, MORELIA MICHOACAN IN THE PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER 2014].

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    Méndez Jacobo, Névedy; García Rojas Vazquez, Luisa Estefanía; Reyes Barretero, Diana Yolanda; Trujano Ramos, Luis Alfredo

    2015-12-01

    Introducción: existen ciertos factores que influyen en el abandono precoz de la lactancia materna, entre los cuales se encuentran los sociodemográficos, culturales, biológicos y psicológicos. Objetivo: analizar los factores sociodemográficos que influyen en el abandono de la lactancia materna en un grupo de apoyo a la misma. Metodología: estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, observacional y transversal, en el Hospital de La Mujer en Morelia, Michoacán, de septiembre a noviembre del 2014, con un total de 86 mujeres en periodo de puerperio de la planta de ginecología. Resultados: las causas por las cuales se abandona la LME son: edad menor de 25 años (19.1%), localidad urbana (16.9%), estado civil unión libre (15.7%) y por el trabajo (9%). Conclusiones: en la mayor parte de las mujeres la edad, el nivel educativo y la localidad son los principales factores que influyen en cuanto al abandono de la lactancia materna antes del tiempo recomendado.

  9. [Synchronous bilateral breast cancer in a male].

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    García-Mejido, José Antonio; Delgado-Jiménez, Carmen; Gutiérrez-Palomino, Laura; Sánchez-Sevilla, Miguel; Iglesias-Bravo, Eva; Caballero-Fernández, Virginia

    2013-01-01

    antecedentes: el cáncer de mama en el hombre es una enfermedad con baja incidencia, que se reduce aún más cuando es bilateral sincrónica. Existen pocas publicaciones en los últimos años. Objetivo: establecer pautas para el tratamiento de este cáncer, aunque sea infrecuente. Caso clínico: paciente masculino de 75 años de edad, con tumores en ambas mamas, que se le resecaron completamente con exéresis de ganglios palpables. El estudio histopatológico informó que se trataba de un carcinoma ductal infiltrante no especificado. Se indicó tratamiento adyuvante con tamoxifeno y radioterapia; en la actualidad está libre de enfermedad. Conclusiones: el carcinoma mamario bilateral sincrónico en el varón es una enfermedad poco frecuente. Su tratamiento principal es la cirugía, de ahí la importancia del diagnóstico temprano. En la mayoría de los casos se requiere quimioterapia y radioterapia adyuvante porque suelen diagnosticarse en un estadio avanzado.

  10. The Dynamics of Large-Amplitude Motion in Energized Molecules

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    Perry, David S.

    2016-05-27

    Chemical reactions involve large-amplitude nuclear motion along the reaction coordinate that serves to distinguish reactants from products. Some reactions, such as roaming reactions and reactions proceeding through a loose transition state, involve more than one large-amplitude degree of freedom. Because of the limitation of exact quantum nuclear dynamics to small systems, one must, in general, define the active degrees of freedom and separate them in some way from the other degrees of freedom. In this project, we use large-amplitude motion in bound model systems to investigate the coupling of large-amplitude degrees of freedom to other nuclear degrees of freedom. This approach allows us to use the precision and power of high-resolution molecular spectroscopy to probe the specific coupling mechanisms involved, and to apply the associated theoretical tools. In addition to slit-jet spectra at the University of Akron, the current project period has involved collaboration with Michel Herman and Nathalie Vaeck of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and with Brant Billinghurst at the Canadian Light Source (CLS).

  11. A repeated beta-turn structure in poly(Ala-Gly) as a model for silk I of Bombyx mori silk fibroin studied with two-dimensional spin-diffusion NMR under off magic angle spinning and rotational echo double resonance.

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    Asakura, T; Ashida, J; Yamane, T; Kameda, T; Nakazawa, Y; Ohgo, K; Komatsu, K

    2001-02-16

    The structure of a crystalline form of Bombyx mori silk fibroin, commonly found before the spinning process (known as silk I), was proposed by combining data obtained from two-dimensional spin-diffusion nuclear magnetic resonance under off magic angle spinning, rotational-echo double-resonance (REDOR), previously reported X-ray diffraction analyses and 13C NMR chemical shifts. Instead of B. mori silk fibroin with silk I structure, we used the sequential model peptide (Ala-Gly)15. The structure of the sequential model peptide is characterized as silk I after dissolving the peptide in 9 M LiBr and then dialyzing against water. Moreover, 13C or 15N-labeled sites may be introduced easily at any position in (Ala-Gly)(15) by the solid phase synthesis method for these NMR experiments. The torsional angles of (Ala-Gly)15 with silk I structure were determined as (-60(+/-5) degrees, 130(+/-5) degrees ) and (70(+/-5) degrees, 30(+/-5) degrees ) for Ala and Gly residues, respectively. The formation of the intra-molecular hydrogen bonding along the chain was confirmed from REDOR NMR by determination of the inter-atomic distance between the nitrogen and carbon atoms comprising the intra-molecular hydrogen bonding. The structure is named a repeated beta-turn type II-like structure.

  12. Gas-Microjet Reactive Scattering: Collisions of HCl and DCl with Cool Salty Water.

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    Faust, Jennifer A; Sobyra, Thomas B; Nathanson, Gilbert M

    2016-02-18

    Liquid microjets provide a powerful means to investigate reactions of gases with salty water in vacuum while minimizing gas-vapor collisions. We use this technique to explore the fate of gaseous HCl and DCl molecules impinging on 8 molal LiCl and LiBr solutions at 238 K. The experiments reveal that HCl or DCl evaporate infrequently if they become thermally accommodated at the surface of either solution. In particular, we observe minimal thermal desorption of HCl following HCl collisions and no distinct evidence for rapid, interfacial DCl→HCl exchange following DCl collisions. These results imply that surface thermal motions are not generally strong enough to propel momentarily trapped HCl or DCl back into the gas phase before they ionize and disappear into solution. Instead, only HCl and DCl molecules that scatter directly from the surface escape entry. These recoiling molecules transfer less energy upon collision to LiBr/H2O than to LiCl/H2O, reflecting the heavier mass of Br(-) than of Cl(-) in the interfacial region.

  13. Open Source Approach to Urban Growth Simulation

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    Petrasova, A.; Petras, V.; Van Berkel, D.; Harmon, B. A.; Mitasova, H.; Meentemeyer, R. K.

    2016-06-01

    Spatial patterns of land use change due to urbanization and its impact on the landscape are the subject of ongoing research. Urban growth scenario simulation is a powerful tool for exploring these impacts and empowering planners to make informed decisions. We present FUTURES (FUTure Urban - Regional Environment Simulation) - a patch-based, stochastic, multi-level land change modeling framework as a case showing how what was once a closed and inaccessible model benefited from integration with open source GIS.We will describe our motivation for releasing this project as open source and the advantages of integrating it with GRASS GIS, a free, libre and open source GIS and research platform for the geospatial domain. GRASS GIS provides efficient libraries for FUTURES model development as well as standard GIS tools and graphical user interface for model users. Releasing FUTURES as a GRASS GIS add-on simplifies the distribution of FUTURES across all main operating systems and ensures the maintainability of our project in the future. We will describe FUTURES integration into GRASS GIS and demonstrate its usage on a case study in Asheville, North Carolina. The developed dataset and tutorial for this case study enable researchers to experiment with the model, explore its potential or even modify the model for their applications.

  14. Solar absorption cooling plant in Seville

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    Bermejo, Pablo; Pino, Francisco Javier; Rosa, Felipe

    2010-08-15

    A solar/gas cooling plant at the Engineering School of Seville (Spain) was tested during the period 2008-2009. The system is composed of a double-effect LiBr + water absorption chiller of 174 kW nominal cooling capacity, powered by: (1) a pressurized hot water flow delivered by mean of a 352 m{sup 2} solar field of a linear concentrating Fresnel collector and (2) a direct-fired natural gas burner. The objective of the project is to indentify design improvements for future plants and to serve as a guideline. We focused our attention on the solar collector size and dirtiness, climatology, piping heat losses, operation control and coupling between solar collector and chiller. The daily average Fresnel collector efficiency was 0.35 with a maximum of 0.4. The absorption chiller operated with a daily average coefficient of performance of 1.1-1.25, where the solar energy represented the 75% of generator's total heat input, and the solar cooling ratio (quotient between useful cooling and insolation incident on the solar field) was 0.44. (author)

  15. The GenABEL Project for statistical genomics

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    Karssen, Lennart C.; van Duijn, Cornelia M.; Aulchenko, Yurii S.

    2016-01-01

    Development of free/libre open source software is usually done by a community of people with an interest in the tool. For scientific software, however, this is less often the case. Most scientific software is written by only a few authors, often a student working on a thesis. Once the paper describing the tool has been published, the tool is no longer developed further and is left to its own device. Here we describe the broad, multidisciplinary community we formed around a set of tools for statistical genomics. The GenABEL project for statistical omics actively promotes open interdisciplinary development of statistical methodology and its implementation in efficient and user-friendly software under an open source licence. The software tools developed withing the project collectively make up the GenABEL suite, which currently consists of eleven tools. The open framework of the project actively encourages involvement of the community in all stages, from formulation of methodological ideas to application of software to specific data sets. A web forum is used to channel user questions and discussions, further promoting the use of the GenABEL suite. Developer discussions take place on a dedicated mailing list, and development is further supported by robust development practices including use of public version control, code review and continuous integration. Use of this open science model attracts contributions from users and developers outside the “core team”, facilitating agile statistical omics methodology development and fast dissemination. PMID:27347381

  16. Novel ternary molten salt electrolytes for intermediate-temperature sodium/nickel chloride batteries

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    Li, Guosheng; Lu, Xiaochuan; Coyle, Christopher A.; Kim, Jin Y.; Lemmon, John P.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.; Yang, Zhenguo

    2012-12-15

    The sodium–nickel chloride (ZEBRA) battery is operated at relatively high temperature (250–350 °C) to achieve adequate electrochemical performance. Reducing the operating temperature in the range of 150200 °C can not only lead to enhanced cycle life by suppressing temperature-related degradations, but also allow the use of lower cost materials for construction. To achieve adequate electrochemical performance at lower operating temperatures, reduction in ohmic losses is required, including the reduced ohmic resistance of β"-alumina solid electrolyte (BASE) and the incorporation of low melting point secondary electrolytes. In present work, planar-type Na/NiCl2 cells with a thin BASE (600 μm) and low melting point secondary electrolyte were evaluated at reduced temperatures. Molten salts used as secondary electrolytes were fabricated by the partial replacement of NaCl in the standard secondary electrolyte (NaAlCl4) with other lower melting point alkali metal salts such as NaBr, LiCl, and LiBr. Electrochemical characterization of these ternary molten salts demonstrated improved ionic conductivity and sufficient electrochemical window at reduced temperatures. Furthermore, Na/NiCl2 cells with 50 mol% NaBr-containing secondary electrolyte exhibited reduced polarizations at 175 °C compared to the cell with the standard NaAlCl4 catholyte. Finally, the cells also exhibited stable cycling performance even at 150 °C.

  17. The synthesis of a new family of boron-based anion receptors and the study of their effect on ion pair dissociation and conductivity of lithium salts in nonaqueous solutions

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    Lee, H.S.; Yang, X.Q.; Xiang, C.L.; McBreen, J.; Choi, L.S.

    1998-08-01

    A new family of anion receptors based on boron compounds has been synthesized. These compounds can be used as anion receptors in lithium battery electrolytes. This family includes various borane and borate compounds with different fluorinated aryl and fluorinated alkyl groups. When these anion receptors are used as additives in 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME) solutions containing various lithium salts, the ionic conductivities of these solutions are greatly increased. The electrolytes tested in this study were DME solutions containing the following lithium salts: LiF, LiCl, LiBr, LiI, CF{sub 3}COOLi, and C{sub 2}F{sub 5}COOLi. Without the additive the solubility of LiF in DME (and all other nonaqueous solvents) is very low. With some of these boron compounds as additives, LiF solutions in DME with concentration as high as 1 M were obtained. The solubilities of the other salts were also increased by these additives. Near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy studies show that Cl{sup {minus}} and I{sup {minus}} anions are complexed with these compounds in DME solutions containing LiCl or LiI salts. The degree of complexation is also closely related to the structures of the fluorinated aryl and alkyl groups, which act as electron-withdrawing groups. The NEXAFS results are in good agreement with ionic conductivity studies.

  18. [Cultural domain of the causes of diabetes in three generations of popular stratum in Guadalajara, Mexico].

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    García de Alba-García, Javier E; Salcedo-Rocha, Ana L; Hayes Bautista, David; Milke Najar, María Eugenia

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: la creciente prevalencia de diabetes se debe afrontar de diversas maneras. Determinar la transmisión generacional del conocimiento cultural ofrece pautas para la prevención y el control de la enfermedad. Al identificar y comparar las estructuras semánticas del conocimiento compartido, sentamos las bases de una atención culturalmente comprensiva. El objetivo es caracterizar los principales elementos relacionados con el dominio cultural sobre las causas de la diabetes en una población de abuelos, padres e hijos pertenecientes a estratos populares en Guadalajara, México. Métodos: estudio antropológico cognitivo en 104 personas seleccionadas al azar en el sector Libertad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Se aplicaron técnicas de listas libres para obtener el modelo semántico y el promedio de conocimiento cultural sobre las causas del padecimiento por análisis de consenso. Resultados: los grupos estudiados se dividieron por generación de abuelos, padres e hijos. Se evidenció transmisión intergeneracional al presentar el conocimiento cultural una estructura semántica básica y un consenso significativo. Conclusiones: la estructura semántica sobre causas de la diabetes incluye como elementos: a) las emociones, como dimensión tradicional; b) conductas relacionadas al estilo de vida, como dimensión cotidiana; c) algunos conceptos biomédicos, como dimensión emergente.

  19. CWIS Experiment On Board REXUS-16 Sounding Rocket: Investigation of the Chemical Wave in Binary Mixture

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    Tzevelecos, W.; Pugliese, A.; de Filippis, L.; Manzone, S.; Alfano, B.; Mancino, F.; Runge, W.; Desenfans, O.; Galand, Q.; Van Vaerenbergh, S.

    2015-09-01

    Chemical Wave in Soret Effect (CWIS) is an experiment launched in May 2014 on-board a REXUS sounding rocket from Esrange Space Center. The experiment was completely designed and assembled by students from different countries under an international collaboration between the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the University of Naples Federico II. This student program called REXUS/BEXUS allows students to perform experiments in space science applications under the supervision of the European Space Agency (ESA). The objective of the CWIS Team was to visualize the Chemical Wave (CW) during the transient of the Soret effect. The CW is a concentration front that rapidly propagates under thermal gradient in a liquid mixture, and which marks the beginning of the chemical separation phenomenon by thermodiffusion (the separation process is itself named Soret effect, but is usually analyzed statically). The selected mixture was a solution of Ethylene Glycol in Water and concentration variation due to thermal gradients was recorded using a modified Fizeau interferometer, with modifications designed to enlarge a very small region of the test cell using cylindrical squeezing. We recorded more than 100 images with the chemical information and in this paper work we will show the final results of the sounding rocket experiment.

  20. Controlling silk fibroin microspheres via molecular weight distribution.

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    Zeng, Dong-Mei; Pan, Jue-Jing; Wang, Qun; Liu, Xin-Fang; Wang, Hui; Zhang, Ke-Qin

    2015-05-01

    Silk fibroin (SF) microspheres were produced by salting out SF solution via the addition of potassium phosphate buffer solution (K2HPO4-KH2PO4). The morphology, size and polydispersity of SF microspheres were adjusted by changing the molecular weight (MW) distribution and concentration of SF, as well as the ionic strength and pH of the buffer solution. Changing the conditions under which the SF fiber dissolved in the Lithium Boride (LiBr) solution resulted in altering the MW distribution of SF solution. Under optimal salting-out conditions (ionic strength>0.7 M and pH>7) and using a smaller and narrower SF MW distribution, SF microspheres with smoother shapes and more uniform sizes were produced. Meanwhile, the size and polydispersity of the microspheres increased when the SF concentration was increased from 0.25 mg/mL to 20 mg/mL. The improved SF microspheres, obtained by altering the distribution of molecular weight, have potential in drug and gene delivery applications.

  1. Cycle Analysis using Exhaust Heat of SOFC and Turbine Combined Cycle by Absorption Chiller

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    Takezawa, Shinya; Wakahara, Kenji; Araki, Takuto; Onda, Kazuo; Nagata, Susumu

    A power generating efficiency of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and gas turbine combined cycle is fairly high. However, the exhaust gas temperature of the combined cycle is still high, about 300°C. So it should be recovered for energy saving, for example, by absorption chiller. The energy demand for refrigeration cooling is recently increasing year by year in Japan. Then, we propose here a cogeneration system by series connection of SOFC, gas turbine and LiBr absorption chiller to convert the exhaust heat to the cooling heat. As a result of cycle analysis of the combined system with 500kW class SOFC, the bottoming single-effect absorption chiller can produce the refrigerating capacity of about 120kW, and the double-effect absorption chiller can produce a little higher refrigerating capacity of about 130kW without any additional fuel. But the double-effect absorption chiller became more expensive and complex than the single-effect chiller.

  2. Development of Small Gas-fired Ammonia Absorption Air Conditioner for Residential Use

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    Sawada, Takashi; Yamamoto, Yoshiaki; Kobayashi, Hirotake; Shimaoka, Takaharu; Kawahara, Michinori; Uedono, Norio

    Due to the global environmental problems, the usage of natural refrigerants, such as water, ammonia, and hydrocarbons, are examined widely. Especially, absorption heat pump system using ammonia and water is penetrated widely for residential use in the U.S. and Europe, because it is easy to make the air-cooled system and to perform with high COP for heating. Authors have been developing an ammonia/water heat pump system for residential use. This system is driven by natural gas and supplies chilled water for cooling and hot water for heating. The results of performance tests indicated 6.8kW for cooling capacity and 10.3kW for heating capacity. And, some indexes which were related the charge of ammonium and the weight of the out-door unit, were compared with the same item of other equipments, such as, gas-fired LiBr absorption air-conditioners and gas engine driven heat pumps for residential use. The objective of this paper is to introduce the specifications and performance test results of the latest model, and to evaluate the performance of this heat pump system.

  3. Evaluation of Subcutaneous Glucose Monitoring Systems under Routine Environmental Conditions in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

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    Aberer, Felix; Hajnsek, Martin; Rumpler, Markus; Zenz, Sabine; Baumann, Petra; Elsayed, Hesham; Puffing, Adelheid; Treiber, Gerlies; Pieber, Thomas R; Sourij, Harald; Mader, Julia K

    2017-02-16

    Continuous and flash glucose monitoring (GM) systems have been established in diabetes care. We compared sensor performance of three commercially available GM systems. 12 patients with type 1 diabetes were included in a single-centre, open-label study where sensor performance of Abbott FreeStyle libre (Abbott), Dexcom G4 Platinum (Dexcom) and Medtronic MiniMed 640G (Medtronic) over 12 hours was compared during mimicked real-life conditions (meals, exercise, hypo- and hyperglycaemia). Sensor performance was determined by fulfilment of ISO 15197:2013 criteria, calculating mean absolute relative difference (MARD) as well as illustrated by Parkes Error grid and Bland-Altman plot. Sensor performance during changes of metabolic parameters (lactate, betahydroxybutyrate, glucagon, non-esterified-fatty-acids) was determined by Spearman`s rank correlation coefficient testing. The systems fulfilled ISO 15197:2013 criteria by 73.2% (Abbott), 56.1% (Dexcom) and 52.0% (Medtronic). MARD in the entire glycaemic range was 13.2% ± 10.9% (Abbott), 16.8% ± 12.3% (Dexcom) and 21.4% ± 17.6% (Medtronic), respectively. All sensors performed less accurately during hypoglycaemia and best during hyperglycaemia. We could not observe an influence of metabolic parameters on sensor performance.

  4. Estudio de distintos modelos de protuberancias solares

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    Cirigliano, D.; Rovira, M.; Mauas, P.

    En este trabajo presentamos perfiles de líneas del CaII, MgII y HeI calculados para distintos modelos de protuberancias, y los comparamos con observaciones obtenidas por los satélites OSO 8 y SOHO. Para obtener las poblaciones de los distintos niveles de los átomos, utilizamos un código numérico que combina las ecuaciones de transporte de radiación y equilibrio estadístico en un único sistema de ecuaciones no lineal. Los modelos básicos que consideramos para las protuberancias consisten en placas homogéneas y unidimensionales apoyadas sobre la superficie del Sol. Dichas placas se hallan estratificadas en hebras y los modelos difieren entre sí en la temperatura y ancho de la placa, en la presión a la cual se halla el plasma y en el número de hebras. A partir de estos modelos se investiga cada uno de estos parámetros libres y como influyen en la atmósfera de las protuberancias solares y en el perfil de línea de cada especie estudiada, con el objetivo de determinar las condiciones en las que se halla el material atmosférico de estas protuberancias.

  5. Effect of Forest Age on Rainwater Infiltration in the Lowland Humid Tropics

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    Kempema, E. W.; Mojica, A.; Litt, G.; Carey, A. M.; Ogden, F. L.

    2015-12-01

    We are working in the headwaters of the Rio Agua Salud catchment in central Panama to test the hypothesis that varying land uses, including time since afforestation, have significant impacts on rainfall infiltration, runoff generation and groundwater recharge. Increased infiltration and groundwater recharge during the wet season may result in increased groundwater flow during the dry season, the "sponge effect hypothesis". We irrigate a 6m by 2m test plot with slightly saline water at varying applied rainfall intensities using an ARS-type rainfall simulator, which has an oscillating boom mounted 2m above the forest floor, and four spray nozzles. We install 10cm tall lawn edging at the bottom of the test plot to direct surface water runoff to a small flume where runoff rates are recorded over time. In addition, we use time lapse ERI (electrical resistivity imaging) to map the vertical and downslope flow paths. We add NaCl to the applied water at a concentration of 200 mg/l, tagged with 10 mg/l LiBr as a salinity/conductivity contrast. Because ERI is highly sensitivity to changes in the electrical conductivity of soils and solute, we obtain a clear time-lapse image of flow path and bulk flow velocities. In this presentation we compare and contrast results of observations collected in an actively grazed cattle pasture adjacent ~10-12 year and >25 year old secondary forest plots using data collected during the 2015 wet season.

  6. Development and performance characteristics of bipolar lithium/iron disulfide battery

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    Vissers, D. R.; Kaun, T. D.; Prakash, J.; Turner, R. L.; Hash, M. C.; Henriksen, G. L.

    1995-01-01

    The purpose is to review the projected performance and safety characteristics of the bipolar lithium/iron disulfide battery as it relates to a propulsion device for electric vehicles (EV's). Lithium/iron disulfide cells with a molten-salt electrolyte are well suited to the development of a bipolar battery. Long strings of series-connected cells are practical since these cells always fail in a short-circuit condition, and a technique has been developed to equalize the cells whose capacity may have gotten out of balance after many cycles. To maintain the electrolyte molten, the battery is normally operated at 425 C. The Li/FeS2 cell exhibits the high performance and long life needed for the electric vehicle application. The cell uses a molten-salt electrolyte whose composition is 34 mol% LiCl, 32.5 mol% LiBr, and 33.5. mol% KBr (m.p. 322 C), and a densely loaded FeS2 electrode that is only operated on the upper voltage plateau (UP). The Li-Al alloy is used as the negative electrode in the cell. The alloy is normally operated in the alpha + beta region of the phase diagram and covers a compositional range of 9 to 47 atom % lithium. This two-phase alloy is within 300 mV of the pure lithium metal potential, but remains solid at cell operating temperatures (400-450 C).

  7. Molecular weight and molecular weight distribution of kraft lignins

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    Schmidl, W.; Dong, D.; Fricke, A.L. )

    1990-01-01

    Kraft lignins are the lignin degradation products from kraft pulping. They are complex, heterogeneous polymers with some polar character. The molecular weight of kraft lignins greatly affect the physical properties of black liquors, and are of primary importance in separation from black liquor and in evaluating potential uses. Several purified kraft lignins from slash pine were analyzed for number average molecular weight by vapor pressure osmometry (VPO), for weight average molecular weight by low angle laser light scattering (LALLS), and for the molecular weight distribution by high temperature size exclusion chromatography (SEC). The lignins were run in tetrahydrofuran (THF), N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF), DMF with 0.1M LiBr, and pyridine at conditions above the Theta temperature. Experimental methods are discussed. The results show that VPO may be used to determine M[sub n] for kraft lignins if the purity of the lignins and the identity of the impurities are known. LALLS can be used to determine M[sub w] for kraft lignins if measurements are made at or above the Theta temperature of the lignin-solvent pair. SEC should be used at temperatures at, or above, the Theta temperature of the lignin-solvent pair. Size separation is highly dependent on the solvent used, and DMF is a much better solvent than THF for high temperature SEC. Future work using moment resolution procedures to derive an accurate calibration curve are also discussed.

  8. Effects of Alkali Cations and Halide Anions on the Self-Assembly of Phosphatidylcholine in Oils.

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    Lin, Shih-Ting; Lin, Chen-Shin; Chang, Ya-Ying; Whitten, Andrew E; Sokolova, Anna; Wu, Chun-Ming; Ivanov, Viktor A; Khokhlov, Alexei R; Tung, Shih-Huang

    2016-11-22

    The interactions between ions and phospholipids are closely associated with the structures and functions of cell membrane. Instead of conventional aqueous systems, we systematically investigated the effects of inorganic ions on the self-assembly of lecithin, a zwitterionic phosphatidylcholine, in cyclohexane. Previous studies have shown that addition of inorganic salts with specific divalent and trivalent cations can transform lecithin organosols into organogels. In this study, we focused on the effect of monovalent alkali halides. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was used to demonstrate that the binding strength of the alkali cations with the phosphate of lecithin is in the order Li(+) > Na(+) > K(+). More importantly, the cation-phosphate interaction is affected by the paired halide anions, and the effect follows the series I(-) > Br(-) > Cl(-). The salts of stronger interactions with lecithin, including LiCl, LiBr, LiI, and NaI, were found to induce cylindrical micelles sufficiently long to form organogels, while others remain organosols. A mechanism based on the charge density of ions and the enthalpy change of the ion exchange between alkali halides and lecithin headgroup is provided to explain the contrasting interactions and the effectiveness of the salts to induce organogelation.

  9. Catalyst activation, deactivation, and degradation in palladium-mediated Negishi cross-coupling reactions.

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    Böck, Katharina; Feil, Julia E; Karaghiosoff, Konstantin; Koszinowski, Konrad

    2015-03-27

    Pd-mediated Negishi cross-coupling reactions were studied by a combination of kinetic measurements, electrospray-ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry, (31)P NMR and UV/Vis spectroscopy. The kinetic measurements point to a rate-determining oxidative addition. Surprisingly, this step seems to involve not only the Pd catalyst and the aryl halide substrate, but also the organozinc reagent. In this context, the ESI-mass spectrometric observation of heterobimetallic Pd-Zn complexes [L2 PdZnR](+) (L=S-PHOS, R=Bu, Ph, Bn) is particularly revealing. The inferred presence of these and related neutral complexes with a direct Pd-Zn interaction in solution explains how the organozinc reagent can modulate the reactivity of the Pd catalyst. Previous theoretical calculations by González-Pérez et al. (Organometallics- 2012, 31, 2053) suggest that the complexation by the organozinc reagent lowers the activity of the Pd catalyst. Presumably, a similar effect also causes the rate decrease observed upon addition of ZnBr2 . In contrast, added LiBr apparently counteracts the formation of Pd-Zn complexes and restores the high activity of the Pd catalyst. At longer reaction times, deactivation processes due to degradation of the S-PHOS ligand and aggregation of the Pd catalyst come into play, thus further contributing to the appreciable complexity of the title reaction.

  10. Exfoliation of WS2 in the semiconducting phase using a group of lithium halides: a new method of Li intercalation.

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    Ghorai, Arup; Midya, Anupam; Maiti, Rishi; Ray, Samit K

    2016-10-14

    Lithium halide assisted high yield synthesis of few layers of 2H phase semiconducting WS2 in organic solvents is reported. A group of lithium halides (LiCl, LiBr and LiI) has been employed for the first time to intercalate WS2 by using Li, followed by mild sonication to exfoliate in dispersive polar solvents. In contrast to the n-butyllithium (n-BuLi) assisted exfoliation method, which yields only the metallic 1T phase on prolonged reaction (3-7 days) at higher temperatures, the proposed exfoliation method produces only semiconducting 2H WS2 in a much shorter time (5 minute sonication). A very high yield of 19 mg ml(-1) has been obtained using LiI as an exfoliating agent due to its lower lattice energy compared to other alkali halides and the smaller size of the cation. Detailed microscopy and spectroscopic characterization reveals exfoliation of few layered WS2 with stoichiometric composition. Absorption and emission characteristics of the 2D WS2 layer exhibit a characteristic band edge and quantum confined transitions. As a proof-of-concept, we have successfully demonstrated photodetector devices comprising solution proccessed p-WS2/n-Si heterojunctions, which behave as diodes with a high rectification ratio (>10(2)) exhibiting a broad band photoresponse over the entire visible region.

  11. Influence of the protocol used for fibroin extraction on the mechanical properties and fiber sizes of electrospun silk mats.

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    Aznar-Cervantes, Salvador D; Vicente-Cervantes, Daniel; Meseguer-Olmo, Luis; Cenis, José L; Lozano-Pérez, A Abel

    2013-05-01

    Silk fibroin (SF) was regenerated using three of the most common protocols described in the bibliography for the dissolution of raw SF (LiBr 9.3M, CaCl2 50 wt.% or CaCl2:EtOH:H2O 1:2:8 in molar ratio). The integrity of regenerated SF in aqueous solution was analyzed by SDS-PAGE and different profiles of degradation were observed depending on the protocol used. This fact was found to affect also the aqueous solubility of the freeze dried protein. These different SFs were used to produce electrospun mats using SF solutions of SF 17 wt.% in 1,1,1,1',1',1'-hexafluoro-2-propanol (HFIP) and significant differences in fiber sizes, elongation and ultimate strength values were found. This work provides a global overview of the manner that different methods of SF extraction can affect the properties of electrospun SF-mats and consequently it should be considered depending on the use they are going to be made for.

  12. Wet-spinning of osmotically stressed silk fibroin.

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    Sohn, Sungkyun; Gido, Samuel P

    2009-08-10

    Based on the phase diagram constructed for water-silk fibroin-LiBr using the osmotic stress method, wet-spinning of osmotically stressed, regenerated Bombyx mori silk fibroin was performed, without the necessity of using expensive or toxic organic solvents. The osmotic stress was applied to prestructure the regenerated silk fibroin molecule from its original random coil state to a more oriented state, manipulating the phase of the silk solution in the phase diagram before the start of spinning. Various starting points for spinning were selected from the phase diagram to evaluate the spinning performance and also physical properties of fibers produced. Monofilament fiber with a diameter of 20 microm was produced. It was found that the fibers whose starting point in the phase diagram were around the phase boundary between silk I and silk II, at very low LiBr concentrations, showed the best spinning process stability and physical properties. This underpins the prediction that the enhanced control over structure and phase behavior using the osmotic stress method helps improve the physical properties of wet-spun regenerated silk fibroin fibers.

  13. Improving size-exclusion chromatography separation for glycogen.

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    Sullivan, Mitchell A; Powell, Prudence O; Witt, Torsten; Vilaplana, Francisco; Roura, Eugeni; Gilbert, Robert G

    2014-03-07

    Glycogen is a hyperbranched glucose polymer comprised of glycogen β particles, which can also form much larger composite α particles. The recent discovery using size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) that fewer, smaller, α particles are found in diabetic-mouse liver compared to healthy mice highlights the need to achieve greater accuracy in the size separation methods used to analyze α and β particles. While past studies have used dimethyl sulfoxide as the SEC eluent to analyze the molecular size and structure of native glycogen, an aqueous eluent has not been rigorously tested and compared with dimethyl sulfoxide. The conditions for SEC of pig-liver glycogen, phytoglycogen and oyster glycogen were optimized by comparing two different eluents, aqueous 50 mM NH₄NO₃/0.02% NaN₃ and dimethyl sulfoxide/0.5% LiBr, run through different column materials and pore sizes at various flow rates. The aqueous system gave distinct size separation of α- and β-particle peaks, allowing for a more detailed and quantitative analysis and comparison between liver glycogen samples. This greater resolution has also revealed key differences between the structure of liver glycogen and phytoglycogen.

  14. Computational studies on a carbenoid mechanism for the Doering-Moore-Skattebøl reaction.

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    Voukides, Alicia C; Cahill, Katharine J; Johnson, Richard P

    2013-12-06

    The reaction of geminal dihalocyclopropanes with metals or alkyllithiums affords carbenoids which undergo low-temperature ring opening to allenes; this is known as the Doering-Moore-Skattebøl reaction. DFT and CCSD(T)//DFT computations have been used to model the structure, coordination state, and ring opening of 1-bromo-1-lithiocyclopropane as a model for cyclopropylcarbenoid chemistry. Both implicit (PCM) and explicit solvation models have been applied. Carbenoid ring opening is similar to the process predicted in earlier studies on cyclopropylidene. The initial disrotatory stereochemistry becomes conrotatory en route to the allene-LiBr complex. Predissociation of the carbenoid to cyclopropylidene + LiBr is not supported by computations. DFT computations predict modestly exergonic dimerization of the carbenoid, with or without solvation, and the dimer appears to be the most likely reactive species in solution. Predicted barriers to ring opening are only modestly affected by solvation or by dimer formation, remaining in the range of 9-12 kcal/mol throughout.

  15. Influence of pH, temperature, and concentration on stabilization of aqueous hornet silk solution and fabrication of salt-free materials.

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    Kameda, Tsunenori

    2015-01-01

    We found that an aqueous solution of silk from cocoons produced by hornet larvae (hornet silk) can be obtained when the solution is adjusted to basic conditions of pH > 9.2. It is known that native hornet cocoons can be dissolved in concentrated aqueous solution of salts, such as lithium bromide (LiBr) and calcium chloride (CaCl2). Upon the removal of these salts from solution by dialysis, solidification, gelation, or sedimentation of hornet silk is known to occur. In the present study, under basic conditions, however, no such solidification occurred, even after salt removal. In this study, ammonia was used for alkalization of solution because it is volatilized during the casting process and pure hornet silk materials can be obtained after drying. The effects of the concentrations of hornet silk and ammonia, as well as dialysis temperature, on preventing gelation during dialysis were investigated. Dialysis conditions that limit the degradation of hornet silk by hydrolysis in alkali solution were identified. Moreover, casting conditions to prepare flexible and transparent hornet silk film from aqueous ammonia solution were optimized. Molecular structural analysis of hornet silk in aqueous ammonia solution and cast film indicated the formation of α-helix conformations.

  16. All-Integrated Bifunctional Separator for Li Dendrite Detection via Novel Solution Synthesis of a Thermostable Polyimide Separator.

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    Lin, Dingchang; Zhuo, Denys; Liu, Yayuan; Cui, Yi

    2016-08-31

    Safe operation is crucial for lithium (Li) batteries, and therefore, developing separators with dendrite-detection function is of great scientific and technological interest. However, challenges have been encountered when integrating the function into commercial polyolefin separators. Among all polymer candidates, polyimides (PIs) are prominent due to their good thermal/mechanical stability and electrolyte wettability. Nevertheless, it is still a challenge to efficiently synthesize PI separators, let alone integrate additional functions. In this work, a novel yet facile solution synthesis was developed to fabricate a nanoporous PI separator. Specifically, recyclable LiBr was utilized as the template for nanopores creation while the polymer was processed at the intermediate stage. This method proves not only to be a facile synthesis with basic lab facility but also to have promising potential for low-cost industrial production. The as-synthesized PI separator exhibited excellent thermal/mechanical stability and electrolyte wettability, the latter of which further improves the ionic conductivity and thus battery rate capability. Notably, stable full-cell cycling for over 200 cycles with a PI separator was further achieved. Based on this method, the fabrication of an all-integrated PI/Cu/PI bifunctional separator for dendrite detection can be fulfilled. The as-fabricated all-integrated separators prove efficient as early alarms of Li penetration, opening up the opportunity for safer battery design by separator engineering.

  17. Ice VII from aqueous salt solutions: From a glass to a crystal with broken H-bonds.

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    Klotz, S; Komatsu, K; Pietrucci, F; Kagi, H; Ludl, A-A; Machida, S; Hattori, T; Sano-Furukawa, A; Bove, L E

    2016-08-26

    It has been known for decades that certain aqueous salt solutions of LiCl and LiBr readily form glasses when cooled to below ≈160 K. This fact has recently been exploited to produce a « salty » high-pressure ice form: When the glass is compressed at low temperatures to pressures higher than 4 GPa and subsequently warmed, it crystallizes into ice VII with the ionic species trapped inside the ice lattice. Here we report the extreme limit of salt incorporation into ice VII, using high pressure neutron diffraction and molecular dynamics simulations. We show that high-pressure crystallisation of aqueous solutions of LiCl∙RH2O and LiBr∙RH2O with R = 5.6 leads to solids with strongly expanded volume, a destruction of the hydrogen-bond network with an isotropic distribution of water-dipole moments, as well as a crystal-to-amorphous transition on decompression. This highly unusual behaviour constitutes an interesting pathway from a glass to a crystal where translational periodicity is restored but the rotational degrees of freedom remaining completely random.

  18. When Halides Come to Lithium Niobate Nanopowders Purity and Morphology Assistance.

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    Lamouroux, Emmanuel; Badie, Laurent; Miska, Patrice; Fort, Yves

    2016-03-07

    The preparation of pure lithium niobate nanopowders was carried out by a matrix-mediated synthesis approach. Lithium hydroxide and niobium pentachloride were used as precursors. The influence of the chemical environment was studied by adding lithium halide (LiCl or LiBr). After thermal treatment of the precursor mixture at 550 °C for 30 min, the morphology of the products was obtained from transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering, whereas the crystallinity and phase purity were characterized by X-ray diffraction and UV-visible and Raman spectroscopies. Our results point out that the chemical environment during lithium niobate formation at 550 °C influences the final morphology. Moreover, direct and indirect band-gap energies have been determined from UV-visible spectroscopy. Their values for the direct-band-gap energies range from 3.97 to 4.36 eV with a slight dependence on the Li/Nb ratio, whereas for the indirect-band-gap energies, the value appears to be independent of this ratio and is 3.64 eV. No dependence of the band-gap energies on the average crystallite and nanoparticle sizes is observed.

  19. Influence of the protocol of fibroin extraction on the antibiotic activities of the constructed composites.

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    Abdel-Fattah, Wafa I; Atwa, Nagwa; Ali, Ghareib W

    The effect of the solvents for silk fibroin (SF) extraction on its antimicrobial activity was studied. Extraction protocols were performed using LiBr (SFL) and Ajisawa's reagent (CaCl2:ethanol:H2O) (SFC). The morphological and structural characteristics of the extracted SF and their composites were assessed. Corresponding bactericidal activities against Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923), Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922) and Pseudomonas aeroginosa (ATCC 27853) were performed. The resulting solutions were either casted into films or individually incorporated into composites of silver nanoparticles (NS) embedded into chitosan fragments (Cs) through γ-irradiation. Films of SF, obtained by using the two solvents, as well as the final prepared composites of SF, NS and Cs were analyzed using XRD, FTIR, SEM, TEM and zeta potential at several pH values. The band gap values were calculated. The results proved that, although SFC consumed shorter gelation time, yet SFL exerted higher antibiotic activity against the tested microorganisms. Moreover, the final composites had the ability to significantly reduce the growth of these medically relevant bacteria and are, therefore, recommended as a novel natural antibacterial biomaterial for several biomedical applications.

  20. Electrolyte-induced precipitation of graphene oxide in its aqueous solution.

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    Wang, Hui; Hu, Yun Hang

    2013-02-01

    Graphene oxide (GO) can easily dissolve in water to form a stable homogeneous solution due to its hydrophilic property and ionization of functional groups. However, in this paper, it is reported that a strong electrolyte (HCl, LiOH, LiCl, LiBr, KCl, or KBr) can destabilize the GO solution, causing GO precipitation. This indicates that the electrostatic repulsion plays a critical role in stabilizing aqueous GO solution. The electrolyte-induced precipitates were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Raman spectroscopy, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The oxygen-containing functional groups of GO sheets, which are carboxyl, epoxy, and hydroxyl groups, remained unchanged during acid (HCl)- and salt (LiCl)-induced precipitations. In contrast, during the GO precipitation induced by a base (LiOH), the carboxyl group of GO sheets disappeared with a remarkable increase in hydroxyl group and aromatic C=C bonds. This indicates that the LiOH-induced GO precipitation resulted in the partial reduction of GO sheets. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that the HCl-induced GO precipitation is a feasible approach to deposit GO on a substrate as a Pt-free counter electrode for a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), which exhibited 1.65% power conversion efficiency.

  1. Couches minces de phosphates de titane par voie sol-gel

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    Schmutz, C.; Basset, E.; Barboux, P.

    1993-04-01

    Colloidal solutions of ferroelectrics (KTiOPO4) or ionic conductors (LiTi2(PO4)3) materials have been synthetized. These solutions have been used for thin film synthesis. They are obtained by polycondensation reactions between phosphoric acid esters PO(OH){3-x}(OR)x (with 0 < x < 3 and R = Et, ^nBu, ...) and titanium alkoxides. The ratio POH/Ti and the amount of hydrolysis and the parameters which control the condensation. Nous avons synthétisé des solutions colloïdales de précurseurs de phosphates tels que des ferroélectriques (KTiOPO4) ou des conducteurs ioniques (LiTi2(PO4)3) adaptées au dépôt en couches minces. Elles sont obtenues par des réactions de polycondensation contrôlées entre les esters de l'acide phosphorique PO(OH){3-x}(OR)x (avec 0libres (POH/Ti) et le taux d'hydrolyse (H2O/Ti) sont les paramètres qui contrôlent la condensation.

  2. Advanced working fluids: Thermodynamic properties. Final report, 1 December 1987-30 November 1989

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    Lee, L.L.; Gering, K.L.

    1990-09-01

    Electrolytes are used as working fluids in gas-fired heat pump-chiller engine cycles. To find out which molecular parameters of the electrolytes impact on cycle performance, a molecular theory, the EXP-MSA correlation, is developed for calculating solution properties, enthalpies, vapor-liquid equilibria, and engine cycle performance. Aqueous and ammoniac single and mixed salt solutions in single and multisolvent systems are investigated. The outcomes are: (1) an accurate correlation is developed to evaluate properties for concentrated electrolyte solutions (e.g., for aqueous LiBr to 19 molal); (2) sensitivity analysis is used to determine the impact of molecular parameters on the thermodynamic properties and cycle performance. The preferred electrolytes are of 1-1 valence type, small ion size, high molecular weight, and in a strongly colligative cosolvent; (3) the abilities of correlation on single-effect and double-effect engine cycles are demonstrated; (4) the operating windows are determined for a number of absorption fluids of industrial importance.

  3. On Equilibrium Figures for Ideal Fluids in the Form of Confocal Ellipsoids Rotating with Common Angular Velocity

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    Martinez, F. J.; Cisneros, J.; Montalvo, D.

    1990-06-01

    RESUMEN Se demuestra la existencia de figuras de equilibrio para un cuerpo fluido, autogravitante y libre de presi6n externa, que consiste de dos elipsoides confocales de distiiita densidad que giran con velocidad angular comun. El analisis muestra que a cada valor asignado a la densidad relativa del cuerpo, le corresponde un solo grado de achatamiento, es decir, no puede existir una sene. Otra conclusi6n es que Ia densidad relativa posee un inferior (tal que la densidad del elipsoide interior es ligeramente mayor que el doble de Ia del exterior) y al respecto se ofrece una explicaci6n semicualitativa. Se asume que el flufdo es ideal e incompresible. ABSTRACT For a self-gravitating free from external pressure fluid body, consisting of two homogeneous Co nfo cal ellipsoids of different density rotating with common angular velocity, we demonstrate the existence of equilibrium figures. No senes is possible, however, since the rotating body attains, for given values of its relative density, a unique degree of flattening. In addition, the analysis shows that there is a lower limit to the relative density (in which case the density of the interior ellipsoid is only slightly larger than twice the density of the exterior one) and a semi-qualitative explanation on the subject is offered. The fluids are assumed ideal and incompressible. Key words: HYDRODYNAMICS

  4. Selective counterion condensation in ionic micellar solutions

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    Aswal, V. K.; Goyal, P. S.

    2003-05-01

    Small-angle neutron scattering experiments have been carried out on micellar solutions of cationic surfactants of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTABr) and chloride (CTACl) in the presence of varying concentrations of salts KBr and KCl. In these systems, while the size of micelles strongly increases with the addition of KBr, the effect of addition of KCl in comparison is much less pronounced. It is found that in equimolar surfactant to salt micellar solutions of CTABr/KCl and CTACl/KBr, the micellar sizes are larger in CTACl/KBr than those in CTABr/KCl. The measurements have been done for different equimolar surfactant to salt concentrations and at different temperatures. We explain these results in terms of selective counterion condensation on the micelles. That is, while the condensation of Cl- counterions on the CTABr micelles in CTABr/KCl takes place around the condensed Br- counterions of CTABr, the Cl- counterions of CTACl in CTACl/KBr are replaced by Br- counterions of the salt. Similar results have also been obtained on micellar solutions of anionic surfactants of sodium dodecyl sulfate and lithium dodecyl sulfate in the presence of salts LiBr and NaBr, respectively.

  5. Selective counterion condensation in ionic micellar solutions.

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    Aswal, V K; Goyal, P S

    2003-05-01

    Small-angle neutron scattering experiments have been carried out on micellar solutions of cationic surfactants of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTABr) and chloride (CTACl) in the presence of varying concentrations of salts KBr and KCl. In these systems, while the size of micelles strongly increases with the addition of KBr, the effect of addition of KCl in comparison is much less pronounced. It is found that in equimolar surfactant to salt micellar solutions of CTABr/KCl and CTACl/KBr, the micellar sizes are larger in CTACl/KBr than those in CTABr/KCl. The measurements have been done for different equimolar surfactant to salt concentrations and at different temperatures. We explain these results in terms of selective counterion condensation on the micelles. That is, while the condensation of Cl- counterions on the CTABr micelles in CTABr/KCl takes place around the condensed Br- counterions of CTABr, the Cl- counterions of CTACl in CTACl/KBr are replaced by Br- counterions of the salt. Similar results have also been obtained on micellar solutions of anionic surfactants of sodium dodecyl sulfate and lithium dodecyl sulfate in the presence of salts LiBr and NaBr, respectively.

  6. EMF measurements on the Li-Al/Ni/sub 3/S/sub 2/ couple in molten salt electrolytes

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    Tomczuk, Z.; Redey, L.; Vissers, D.R.

    1983-05-01

    The (emf) vs. temperature curve for the Li-Al/Ni/sub 3/S/sub 2/ couple was determined in 58.2 mol percen (m/o) LiCl-41.8 m/o KCl (eutectic electrolyte), 49.1 m/o LiCl-50.9 m/o KCl (KCl-rich electrolyte), 69.6 m/o LiCl-30.4 m/o KCl (LiCl-rich electrolyte), and in 22 m/o Lif-31 m/o LiCl-47 m/o LiBr electrolyte. The results indicate that with these electrolytes the emf value of the couple at a given temperature is independent of the electrolyte composition. Equilibrium emf values were obtained instantaneously upon heating or cooling at rates of about0.2/sup 0/C/min, while at higher rates ( about0.5/sup 0/C/ min) equilibrium values were obtained after about 1 1/2 hr at a given temperature. X-ray diffraction analyses of the positive electrodes from the cells tested indicate that the only nickel-sulfur phase formed in the electrode reaction is Ni/sub 3/S/sub 2/. Thermochemical analyses also suggest Ni/sub 3/S/sub 2/ as the active nickel sulfide phase.

  7. La enumeración de la soltería femenina en los censos de población: sesgo y propuesta de corrección

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    McCaa, Robert; Esteve, Albert; Garcia, Joan

    2013-01-01

    Esta investigación tiene como objetivo investigar el efecto que la disolución de las uniones consensuales tiene en los niveles de soltería que proporciona el Censo de Población, niveles derivados de la variable estado civil. Para ello comparamos los datos censales con los de la Encuestas de Demografía y Salud (de ahora en adelante DHS) en aquellos países y años para los que disponemos de ambas fuentes en el mismo año o años adyacentes (Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia y Perú). Los resultados muestran claramente que las proporciones de nunca unidas derivadas de la variable censal ’Estado civil’ son sistemáticamente más elevadas que las estimadas a partir de las DHS. La razón de esta sobreestimación obedece al hecho de que personas que estuvieron en unión libre en el pasado se declaran solteras en el momento del Censo. La elevada proporción de mujeres solteras que tienen hijos según el Censo es una prueba de ello y a su vez una solución efectiva para corregir el sesgo. PMID:25593515

  8. [EFFECT OF INGESTION AND EXCRETION OF FLUIDS IN DETERMINING BODY COMPOSITION WITH DEUTERIUM DILUTION METHOD IN SCHOOL CHILDREN].

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    Ballesteros-Vásquez, Martha Nydia; Guerrero-Alcocer, E Vianey; Grijalva Haro, María Isabel; Ramírez-López, Erik; Robles-Sardin, Alma Elizabeth

    2015-09-01

    Introducción: el método de dilución con deuterio es una técnica de referencia en composición corporal en los trabajos de campo. A pesar de su amplia utilidad, aún no se ha reportado cómo es que algunos procedimientos empleados afectan a la medición del agua corporal total (ACT) y a otras estimaciones. Objetivo: analizar si considerar o no que la ingestión de líquidos y la eliminación de orina durante la prueba afectan a la medición del ACT, la masa grasa (MG) y la masa libre de grasa (MLG). Resultados y discusión: en 139 escolares (65 niñas y 74 niños) se midió la ingestión y eliminación de líquidos durante las tres horas de la prueba. La composición corporal resultó ser significativamente diferente (p < 0.001) cuando se corrige por los volúmenes ingeridos y eliminados; sin embargo, las diferencias obtenidas en ACT (100-200 mL), MLG y MG (100-300g) no se consideran importantes en cuanto a composición corporal en comparación con las diferencias resultantes con otros métodos.

  9. The oxidative degradation of barley β-glucan in the presence of ascorbic acid or hydrogen peroxide.

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    Mäkelä, Noora; Sontag-Strohm, Tuula; Maina, Ndegwa Henry

    2015-06-05

    Cereal β-glucans are polysaccharides with health benefits that have been linked to their ability to increase luminal viscosity. However, the functional properties of cereal β-glucans may be diminished by the susceptibility of this polysaccharide to oxidative degradation. In this study, barley β-glucan was oxidised with hydrogen peroxide or ascorbic acid and the oxidative degradation of β-glucan was investigated using both asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AsFlFFF) with aqueous solvent and high performance size exclusion chromatography (HPSEC) with LiBr in DMSO as the solvent. Oxidation was shown to cause degradation of β-glucan, the reaction being faster when oxidised with hydrogen peroxide compared with ascorbic acid. Both HPSEC and AsFlFFF showed comparable results as long as aggregates (only observed in AsFlFFF) were not included in the integration. The compact aggregates observed in oxidised samples suggest oxidation driven interactions between β-glucan molecules. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. The effect of temperature on ribose-5-phosphate isomerase from a mesophile, Thiobacillus thioparus, and a thermophile, Bacillus caldolyticus.

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    Middaugh, C R; MacElroy, R D

    1976-06-01

    The enzyme ribose-5-phosphate isomerase [EC 5.3.1.6] was partially purified from a mesophilic organism, Thiobacillus thioparus, and from an extreme thermophile, Bacillus caldolyticus. The stability and kinetics of the two enzymes were compared with regard to temperature in the presence of a series of neutral salts and alcohols. The thermal stability of both enzymes was altered such that the salts (NH4)2SO4, NaCl, KCl, and LiCl increased stability, while LiBr, CaCl2, methanol, ethanol, and 1-propanol decreased stability. Ethylene glycol had little effect on the mesophilic enzyme, but increased the stability of the thermophilic protein. The kinetics of both enzymes were also affected by the salts and alcohols, and Arrhenius plots of two kinetic parameters, Km and Vmax, displayed discontinuities, or sharp changes in slope, at characteristic temperatures, TD. Neutral salts and alcohols altered the temperature of discontinuity in a sequence similar to that observed in studies of thermal stability. It is suggested that the slope change is due to temperature-dependent alterations in the enzymes at specific, but undefined, loci at the active site, although no evidence is offered for the absence of a larger conformation change in the entire enzyme.

  11. Efficacité de la riboflavine dans la prévention de la migraine pédiatrique

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    Sherwood, Michelle; Goldman, Ran D.

    2014-01-01

    Résumé Question Le taux des diagnostics de migraine chez les enfants est à la hausse. La riboflavine comme option de rechange aux agents pharmacologiques traditionnels est-elle efficace et sécuritaire pour la prévention de la migraine chez les enfants? Réponse Parce que la migraine est un problème très commun durant l’enfance et l’adolescence et contribue souvent à un fardeau considérable de la maladie, on s’intéresse de plus en plus à d’autres options que la prévention pharmacologique traditionnelle. On s’attendrait à ce que d’autres médicaments en vente libre soient moins toxiques, mieux tolérés et aient moins d’effets secondaires. Quelques études auprès d’adultes démontrent que la riboflavine (vitamine B2) pourrait diminuer la fréquence des migraines. Il est devenu une pratique habituelle de recommander que les enfants essaient la riboflavine pour prévenir la migraine; par ailleurs, la recherche sur l’utilisation de la riboflavine chez les enfants n’est pas concluante.

  12. Abortion in Chile: the practice under a restrictive regime.

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    Casas, Lidia; Vivaldi, Lieta

    2014-11-01

    This article examines, from a human rights perspective, the experience of women, and the practices of health care providers regarding abortion in Chile. Most abortions, as high as 100,000 a year, are obtained surreptitiously and clandestinely, and income and connections play a key role. The illegality of abortion correlates strongly with vulnerability, feelings of guilt and loneliness, fear of prosecution, physical and psychological harm, and social ostracism. Moreover, the absolute legal ban on abortion has a chilling effect on health care providers and endangers women's lives and health. Although misoprostol use has significantly helped to prevent greater harm and enhance women's agency, a ban on sales created a black market. Against this backdrop, feminists have taken action in aid of women. For instance, a feminist collective opened a telephone hotline, Linea Aborto Libre (Free Abortion Line), which has been crucial in informing women of the correct and safe use of misoprostol. Chile is at a crossroads. For the first time in 24 years, abortion law reform seems plausible, at least when the woman's life or health is at risk and in cases of rape and fetal anomalies incompatible with life. The political scenario is unfolding as we write. Congressional approval does not mean automatic enactment of a new law; a constitutional challenge is highly likely and will have to be overcome.

  13. Characterization of reactive tracers for C-wells field experiments 1: Electrostatic sorption mechanism, lithium

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    Fuentes, H.R.; Polzer, W.L.; Essington, E.H.; Newman, B.D.

    1989-11-01

    Lithium (Li{sup +}) was introduced as lithium bromide (LiBr), as a retarded tracer for experiments in the C-wells complex at Yucca Mountain, Nevada Test Site, Nevada. The objective was to evaluate the potential of lithium to sorb predominately by physical forces. lithium was selected as a candidate tracer on the basis of high solubility, good chemical and biological stability, and relatively low sorptivity; lack of bioaccumulation and exclusion as a priority pollutant in pertinent federal environmental regulations; good analytical detectability and low natural background concentrations; and a low cost Laboratory experiments were performed with suspensions of Prow Pass cuttings from drill hole UE-25p{number_sign}1 at depths between 549 and 594 m in J-13 water at a pH of approximately 8 and in the temperature range of 25{degree}C to 45{degree}C. Batch equilibrium and kinetics experiments were performed; estimated thermodynamic constants, relative behavior between adsorption and desorption, and potentiometric studies provided information to infer the physical nature of lithium sorption.

  14. [Silicosis and industrial bronchitis by exposure to silica powders and cement].

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    Méndez-Vargas, María Martha; Báez-Revueltas, Fabiola Berenice; López-Rojas, Pablo; Tovalín-Ahumada, José Horacio; Zamudio-Lara, José Othón; Marín-Cotoñieto, Irma Araceli; Villeda, Francisco

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo: asociar la exposición a polvos inorgánicos en trabajadores de una cantera y una cementera y la generación de alteraciones pulmonares. Métodos: estudio transversal con 32 trabajadores expuestos a polvos inorgánicos en una cantera y 57 en una cementera. Se les realizaron pruebas de función respiratoria y telerradiografías de tórax. Se midieron polvos totales. Resultados: existieron diferencias demográficas significativas entre las dos líneas de producción: los empleados de la cantera fueron más jóvenes, menos altos y ligeramente más delgados. La proporción de enfermos fue significativamente diferente entre las dos áreas: en la cementera fue menor que en la cantera. Aun cuando los trabajadores de la cantera tuvieron una antigüedad menor, presentaron problemas pulmonares más graves. Conclusiones: la cantidad de sílice libre que se maneja en la cantera afecta gravemente la salud de los trabajadores, ya que con un promedio de tres años de antigüedad laboral presentaban silicosis. Por ello, deben establecerse mejores programas de higiene industrial para el control de los polvos.

  15. Alkali Metal Chlorine and Bromine Carbenoids: Their Thermal Stability and Structural Properties.

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    Molitor, Sebastian; Gessner, Viktoria H

    2017-09-07

    The synthesis and structures of a series of M/X carbenoids of the type [Ph2 P(S)]2 CMX with M=Li, Na, and K and X=Cl and Br are reported, amongst the first isolated Na/Br and K/Br carbenoids. NMR spectroscopic as well as crystallographic studies showed distinct differences between the lithium carbenoids and their heavier congeners. In the solid state, all carbenoids showed no direct metal-carbon interaction, but an interaction between the metal and the halogen atom. This contact is only very weak in the case of the Li/Br carbenoid, but much more pronounced in the corresponding potassium and sodium compounds. Nevertheless, these interactions did not significantly influence the stability of the carbenoids by weakening the C-X bond and facilitating the MX elimination. As such all compounds were found to be stable up to approximately 60 °C in solution. Hence, M-X interactions-albeit being an essential feature for the structure formation of carbenoids-are not the only criterion determining the stability of such compounds. In the present systems, the stabilization by the thiophosphinoyl moieties is more important than the metal/halogen combination. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Generation of (F+2)_AH Centres in Sodium Ion Doped KCl:CO^{2-3}

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    Diaf, M.; Chihi, I.; Hamaïdia, A.; Akrmi, El.

    1996-01-01

    We demonstrate that (F+2)AH centres of KCl may be obtained from crystals doped with K{2}CO{3} and NaCl, grown by the Czochralski method in open atmosphere. The optical properties of (F+2)AH centres thus produced are exactly the same as those of (F+2)AH centres prepared by the usual technique, which involves superoxide doping and a controlled atmosphere. Nous montrons que les centres (F+2)AH de KCl peuvent être obtenus à partir de cristaux dopés par K{2}CO{3} et NaCl, fabriqués par la méthode de Czochralski à l'air libre. Les propriétés optiques des centres (F+2)AH ainsi produits sont exactement les mêmes que celles des centres (F+2)AH préparés par la technique habituelle, qui comporte le dopage par un superoxyde et l'emploi d'une atmosphère contrôlée.

  17. Laboratory and field based evaluation of chromatography ...

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    The Monitor for AeRosols and GAses in ambient air (MARGA) is an on-line ion-chromatography-based instrument designed for speciation of the inorganic gas and aerosol ammonium-nitrate-sulfate system. Previous work to characterize the performance of the MARGA has been primarily based on field comparison to other measurement methods to evaluate accuracy. While such studies are useful, the underlying reasons for disagreement among methods are not always clear. This study examines aspects of MARGA accuracy and precision specifically related to automated chromatography analysis. Using laboratory standards, analytical accuracy, precision, and method detection limits derived from the MARGA chromatography software are compared to an alternative software package (Chromeleon, Thermo Scientific Dionex). Field measurements are used to further evaluate instrument performance, including the MARGA’s use of an internal LiBr standard to control accuracy. Using gas/aerosol ratios and aerosol neutralization state as a case study, the impact of chromatography on measurement error is assessed. The new generation of on-line chromatography-based gas and particle measurement systems have many advantages, including simultaneous analysis of multiple pollutants. The Monitor for Aerosols and Gases in Ambient Air (MARGA) is such an instrument that is used in North America, Europe, and Asia for atmospheric process studies as well as routine monitoring. While the instrument has been evaluat

  18. Factory-Calibrated Continuous Glucose Sensors: The Science Behind the Technology

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    Budiman, Erwin Satrya

    2017-01-01

    Abstract The use of commercially available continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management requires sensor calibrations, which until recently are exclusively performed by the patient. A new development is the implementation of factory calibration for subcutaneous glucose sensors, which eliminates the need for user calibrations and the associated blood glucose tests. Factory calibration means that the calibration process is part of the sensor manufacturing process and performed under controlled laboratory conditions. The ability to move from a user calibration to factory calibration is based on several technical requirements related to sensor stability and the robustness of the sensor manufacturing process. The main advantages of factory calibration over the conventional user calibration are: (a) more convenience for the user, since no more fingersticks are required for calibration and (b) elimination of use errors related to the execution of the calibration process, which can lead to sensor inaccuracies. The FreeStyle Libre™ and FreeStyle Libre Pro™ flash continuous glucose monitoring systems are the first commercially available sensor systems using factory-calibrated sensors. For these sensor systems, no user calibrations are required throughout the sensor wear duration. PMID:28541139

  19. Diversity-oriented synthesis of biaryl-containing medium rings using a one bead/one stock solution platform.

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    Spring, David R; Krishnan, Shyam; Blackwell, Helen E; Schreiber, Stuart L

    2002-02-20

    Diversity-oriented synthesis of structurally complex and diverse small molecules can be used as the first step in a process to explore cellular and organismal pathways. The success of this process is likely going to be dependent on advances in the synthesis of small molecules having natural product-like structures in an efficient and stereoselective manner. The development, scope, and mechanism of the oxidation of organocuprates was investigated and exploited in the atropdiastereoselective synthesis of biaryl-containing medium rings (9-, 10-, and 11-membered rings). The methodology was performed on high-capacity, large polystyrene beads by metalating aryl bromides with i-PrBu(2)MgLi, followed by transmetalating with CuCN x 2LiBr and then oxidizing with 1,3-dinitrobenzene, and was used in a diversity-oriented synthesis of biaryl-containing medium rings (library total theoretical maximum 1412 members). The high capacity beads were arrayed into 384-well plates and, using a process optimized during the development of a one bead/one stock solution technology platform, converted into arrays of stock solutions, with each stock solution containing largely one compound. These stock solutions were used in numerous phenotypic and protein-binding assays. The process described outlines a pathway that we feel will contribute to a comprehensive and systematic chemical approach to exploring biology (chemical genetics).

  20. [Hereditary angioedema: strange cause of abdominal pain].

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    Salas-Lozano, Nereo Guillermo; Meza-Cardona, Javier; González-Fernández, Coty; Pineda-Figueroa, Laura; de Ariño-Suárez, Mauricio

    2014-01-01

    Antecedentes: el angioedema hereditario es un trastorno inflamatorio episódico, que se hereda de manera autosómica dominante y se caracteriza por episodios de edema periférico. Los pacientes pueden tener edema de la pared de cualquier víscera hueca, incluido el intestino. Caso clínico: se comunica el caso de un paciente masculino de 33 años de edad, sin antecedentes de importancia, con dolor abdominal, localizado en el epigastrio, irradiado al cuadrante inferior derecho, acompañado de 5 vómitos. La tomografía abdominal mostró engrosamiento de la pared de la segunda y tercera porción del duodeno, con infiltración de grasa y líquido libre. Los exámenes de laboratorio mostraron: concentraciones bajas del complemento C4 (5.5 mg/dL) y actividad del inhibidor de C1 del complemento de 30%. Conclusiones: el angioedema hereditario es consecuencia de la deficiencia (tipo I) o disfunción (tipo II) del inhibidor C1 del complemento. El dolor abdominal asociado con angioedema es de inicio súbito, como dolor cólico, recurrente y de intensidad moderada. En la actualidad existen dos medicamentos aprobados por la Food and Drug Administration para el tratamiento de pacientes con esta afección.

  1. Cathodic Protection of the Yaquina Bay Bridge

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    Bullard, Sophie J.; Cramer, Stephen D.; Covino, Bernard S., Jr.; Holcomb, Gordon R.; Russell, James H.; Laylor, H.M.; Cryer, C.B.

    2001-02-01

    The Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon, was designed by Conde B. McCullough and built in 1936. The 3,223-foot (982 m) structure is a combination of concrete arch approach spans and a steel through arch over the shipping channel. Cathodic protection is used to prevent corrosion damage to the concrete arches. The Oregon Department of Transportation (Oregon DOT) installed a carbon anode coating (DAC-85) on two of the north approach spans in 1985. This anode was operated at a current density of 6.6 mA/m2(0.6 mA/ft2). No failure of the conductive anode was observed in 1990, five years after application, or in 2000, 15 years after application. Thermal-sprayed zinc anodes 20 mils (0.5 mm) thick were applied to half the south approach spans beginning in 1990. Thermal-sprayed zinc anodes 15 mils (0.4 mm) thick were applied to the remaining spans in 1996. These anodes were operated at a current density of 2.2 mA/m2(0.2 mA/ft2). In 1999, four zones on the approach spans were included in a two-year field trial of humectants to improve zinc anode performance. The humectants LiNO3 and LiBr were applied to two zones; the two adjacent zones were left untreated as controls. The humectants substantially reduced circuit resistance compared to the controls.

  2. [Foreign body aspiration in Kigali University Teaching Hospital, Rwanda].

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    Van Steirteghem, S; Umuhoza, C; Casimir, G

    2013-01-01

    We present the case of a 12-year-old girl referred to Kigali University Teaching Hospital (KUTH) for persistent cough, fever and haemoptysis. Respiratory symptoms started acutely with a stridor at age 4. Thereafter she developed a chronic cough with intermittent fever. She was treated ambulatory in the health care centre with oral antibiotics and finally referred to the district hospital at age 7. The chest X-ray then suggested tuberculosis for which a 6 month treatment was given with no improvement. The cough persisted and haemoptysis appeared so the patient was referred to the reference hospital (KUTH). Chest X-ray showed diffuse lesions of the left lung with bronchiectasis. Bronchoscopy revealed the presence of a foreign body in the left intermediary bronchus and a piece of plastic was extracted. Symptoms rapidly disappeared with antibiotic treatment. This case illustrates how important it is to include foreign body inhalation in the differential diagnosis of respiratory disease in children. Bronchoscopy plays a key role in diagnosis and treatment. The authors point out the advantages of the joint efforts of the Belgian Development Aid Agency (BTC) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in the development of this activity in the Rwandese context.

  3. Effect of salts on the electrospinning of poly(vinyl alcohol)

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    Stanger, Jonathan J.; Tucker, Nick; Staiger, Mark; Kirwan, Kerry; Coles, Stuart; Jacobs, Daniel; Larsen, Nigel

    2009-07-01

    Fibres with a diameter in the nanometer range were electrospun from aqueous poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVOH). In order to improve the mass deposition rate and decrease the final fibre diameter salts (NaCl, LiCl, LiBr and LiF) were added to the solution. The aim was to increase the charge density and hence increase the electrostatic forces on the fluid. It was found that with increasing salt concentration the charge density did increase. However the mass deposition rate was found to decrease and the final fibre diameter was found to increase. The decrease in mass deposition rate is explained by considering the concept of a virtual orifice. The increase in the final fibre diameter is explained by considering the charge distribution in the jet when it behaves like a conductor compared to when it behaves like an insulator. Both mechanisms result from the increase in conductivity of the PVOH solution without significantly modifying other solution properties when salt is added.

  4. HYBRIDCHECK: software for the rapid detection, visualization and dating of recombinant regions in genome sequence data.

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    Ward, Ben J; van Oosterhout, Cock

    2016-03-01

    HYBRIDCHECK is a software package to visualize the recombination signal in large DNA sequence data set, and it can be used to analyse recombination, genetic introgression, hybridization and horizontal gene transfer. It can scan large (multiple kb) contigs and whole-genome sequences of three or more individuals. HYBRIDCHECK is written in the r software for OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems, and it has a simple graphical user interface. In addition, the r code can be readily incorporated in scripts and analysis pipelines. HYBRIDCHECK implements several ABBA-BABA tests and visualizes the effects of hybridization and the resulting mosaic-like genome structure in high-density graphics. The package also reports the following: (i) the breakpoint positions, (ii) the number of mutations in each introgressed block, (iii) the probability that the identified region is not caused by recombination and (iv) the estimated age of each recombination event. The divergence times between the donor and recombinant sequence are calculated using a JC, K80, F81, HKY or GTR correction, and the dating algorithm is exceedingly fast. By estimating the coalescence time of introgressed blocks, it is possible to distinguish between hybridization and incomplete lineage sorting. HYBRIDCHECK is libré software and it and its manual are free to download from http://ward9250.github.io/HybridCheck/.

  5. Les vies de Galilée

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    None

    2016-07-12

    Qu'est-ce que l'astronomie? A quoi sert-elle ? Qui était Galilée ? Une soirée avec Fiami, auteur et dessinateur autour des vies de Galilée, titre de son nouvel ouvrage. Galilée y joue le protagoniste ou le complice de grandes découvertes à différentes époques et sous divers profils : Galilée à Babylone (-568) | Galilée à Alexandrie (-197) | Galilée en Inde (499) | Galilée à Venise (1609) | Galilée et Halley (1705) | Galilée revient (2009) Dans le cadre de l'année mondiale de l'astronomie. » Tout public » Entrée libre » Réservation groupes au +41 (0)22 767 76 76

  6. Double synthèse modale : bilan et perspectives

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    Jezequel, L.; Dessombz, O.; Thouverez, F.

    2002-12-01

    Depuis une quinzaine d'années, 1'Equipe D2S (Dynamique des Structures et des Systèmes) a mis en œuvre des méthodes de synthèse modale spécifiques basées sur une formulation hybride des problèmes de dynamique. Leur particularité réside dans l'utilisation de modes d'interfaces reliés à la notion de modes de branche et dans l'analyse des effets de troncature. L'utilisation conjointe de modes internes, libres ou encastrés suivant le choix de la formulation, et des modes d'interfaces permet d'obtenir des modèles dynamiques à très faible nombre de degrés de liberté. En rattachant ces modèles aux problèmes intermédiaires de Weinstein, il est possible d'analyser leur convergence dans un cadre mathématique rigoureux.

  7. The GenABEL Project for statistical genomics.

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    Karssen, Lennart C; van Duijn, Cornelia M; Aulchenko, Yurii S

    2016-01-01

    Development of free/libre open source software is usually done by a community of people with an interest in the tool. For scientific software, however, this is less often the case. Most scientific software is written by only a few authors, often a student working on a thesis. Once the paper describing the tool has been published, the tool is no longer developed further and is left to its own device. Here we describe the broad, multidisciplinary community we formed around a set of tools for statistical genomics. The GenABEL project for statistical omics actively promotes open interdisciplinary development of statistical methodology and its implementation in efficient and user-friendly software under an open source licence. The software tools developed withing the project collectively make up the GenABEL suite, which currently consists of eleven tools. The open framework of the project actively encourages involvement of the community in all stages, from formulation of methodological ideas to application of software to specific data sets. A web forum is used to channel user questions and discussions, further promoting the use of the GenABEL suite. Developer discussions take place on a dedicated mailing list, and development is further supported by robust development practices including use of public version control, code review and continuous integration. Use of this open science model attracts contributions from users and developers outside the "core team", facilitating agile statistical omics methodology development and fast dissemination.

  8. Software Engineering in Practice: Design and Architectures of FLOSS Systems

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    Capiluppi, Andrea; Knowles, Thomas

    Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) practitioners and developers are typically also users of their own systems: as a result, traditional software engineering (SE) processes (e.g., the requirements and design phases), take less time to articulate and negotiate among FLOSS developers. Design and requirements are kept more as informal knowledge, rather than formally described and assessed. This paper attempts to recover the SE concepts of software design and architectures from three FLOSS case studies, sharing the same application domain (i.e., Instant Messaging). Its first objective is to determine whether a common architecture emerges from the three systems, which can be used as shared knowledge for future applications. The second objective is to determine whether these architectures evolve or decay during the evolution of these systems. The results of this study are encouraging: albeit no explicit effort was done by FLOSS developers to define a high-level view of the architecture, a common shared architecture could be distilled for the Instant Messaging application domain. It was also found that, for two of the three systems, the architecture becomes better organised, and the components better specified, as long as the system evolves in time.

  9. PLUME-FEATHER, Referencing and Finding Software for Research and Education

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    Hoffmann, Dirk; Romier, Geneviève

    2012-12-01

    PLUME-FEATHER is a non-profit project created to Promote economicaL, Useful and Maintained softwarE For the Higher Education And THE Research communities. The site references software, mainly Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) from French universities and national research organisations, (CNRS, INRA…), laboratories or departments as well as other FLOSS software used and evaluated by users within these institutions. Each software is represented by a reference card, which describes origin, aim, installation, cost (if applicable) and user experience from the point of view of an academic user for academic users. Presently over 1000 programs are referenced on PLUME. Although the server is maintained by a french institution, it is completely open to international contributions in the academic domainb. All contained and validated contents are visible to anonymous public, whereas registered users can contribute, starting with comments on single software reference cards up to help with the organisation and presentation of the referenced software products. This first presentation is call for (further) contributions from the HEP community.

  10. Etude par resistivite electrique du comportement d'un alliage amorphe Fe 40Ni 38Mo 4B 18 deforme par traction

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    Hoang, Long Phan; Sacovy, Paulette; Delaplace, Jean

    1983-02-01

    Des rubans d'alliages amorphes Metglas du type Fe 40Ni 38Mo 4B 18 à l'état brut de trempe ont été déformés par traction à la température ambiante et l'on a suivi les variations de la résistance électrique des échantillons au cours de la déformation. Il ressort de ces essais que la déformation plastique qui est de l'ordre de 0.5% avant rupture ne se produit pas de faĉon homogène dans l'échantillon. Les mesures électriques effectuées au cours de la déformation mettent en évidence dans le domaine élastique un effet d'élastorésistance, relativement important ( K ≠ 1); elles montrent que dans le domaine plastique la déformation permanente des échantillons s'accompagne d'une diminution de la résistivité électrique du matériau. Deux hypothèses sont discutées pour expliquer cet effet inattendu, l'un qui fait appel à l'existence de volumes libres, l'autre qui suppose une cristallisation localisée du matériau sous l'effet de la contrainte.

  11. NUTRITIONAL STATUS, DIET AND NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE IN ELDERS.

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    de Melo Portela, Clarissa Lima; de Carvalho Sampaio, Helena Alves; Pereira de Melo, Maria Luísa; Ferreira Carioca, Antonio Augusto; Maia Pinto, Francisco José; Machado Arruda, Soraia Pinheiro

    2015-11-01

    Objetivo: evaluar las interrelaciones entre enfermedad grasa no alcohólica del hígado (HGNA) y factores dietéticos en una población de ancianos hipertensos. Métodos: 229 pacientes ancianos hipertensos fueron evaluados desde junio a diciembre del 2009. Todos los pacientes que aceptaron participar en el estudio firmaron un consentimiento libre e informado. Fueron realizadas evaluaciones antropométricas y de composición corporal. El diagnóstico de HGNA fue determinado por el American Guidelines. El consumo alimenticio regular fue estimado a través de una encuesta alimentaria de recordatorio de 24 horas. Resultados: el exceso de peso, ponderado por el índice de masa corporal y el exceso de grasa abdominal, fueron asociados con HGNA (p < 0,001). Un perfil inverso fue encontrado con las variables dietéticas. Conclusión: el grupo estudiado presentó una situación de riesgo para la salud, considerando los marcadores del estado nutricional. La dieta regular pareció ser inadecuada, mostrando exceso de sodio bajo consumo de fibras y vegetales.

  12. Financial consequences of hospital-acquired bacteraemia in three Belgian hospitals in 2003 and 2004.

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    Pirson, M; Leclercq, P; Jackson, T; Leclercq, M; Garrino, M; Sion, C

    2008-01-01

    The financial and human costs of hospital-acquired infections are increasingly recognised in many healthcare systems. This study seeks to quantify excess expenditures on hospital-acquired bacteraemia (HAB) in three Belgian general hospitals in 2003 and 2004. Patients with HAB were compared with patients in the same All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs) without HAB. Patient level costs were estimated using a hospital costing system developed by the 'Université Libre de Bruxelles', and compared with DRG-based funding for the three hospitals. HAB incidence was consistent with the national rate for two of the three hospitals, but considerably higher for the third. Both severity of illness and mortality were higher in the HAB group. Nosocomial bacteraemia was associated with an increased length of stay of 30 days and of 6.1 days in intensive care units. When compared with uninfected patients in the same DRG, treatment of HAB patients cost an additional euro 16,709. At current funding rates, hospitals made a mean profit of euro 446 for uninfected patients, but a mean loss of euro 2,431 for patients with HAB. Our findings suggest that hospitals have a financial interest in reducing the rate of HAB, even in a system which funds such complications through severity adjustments in the APR-DRG system. Growing international interest in pay for performance and other funding schemes will only strengthen these financial incentives.

  13. "Pulse pair technique in high resolution NMR" a reprint of the historical 1971 lecture notes on two-dimensional spectroscopy.

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    Jeener, Jean; Alewaeters, Gerrit

    2016-05-01

    The review articles published in "Progress in NMR Spectroscopy" are usually invited treatments of topics of current interest, but occasionally the Editorial Board may take an initiative to publish important historical material that is not widely available. The present article represents just such a case. Jean Jeener gave a lecture in 1971 at a summer school in Basko Polje, in what was then called Yugoslavia. As is now widely known, Jean Jeener laid down the foundations in that lecture of two - and higher - dimensional NMR spectroscopy by proposing the homonuclear COSY experiment. Jeener realized that the new proposal would open the door towards protein NMR and molecular structure determinations, but he felt that useful versions of such experiments could not be achieved with the NMR, computer and electronics technology available at that time, so that copies of the lecture notes were circulated (the Basko Polje lecture notes by J. Jeener and G. Alewaeters), but no formal publication followed. Fortunately, Ernst, Freeman, Griffin, and many others were more far-sighted and optimistic. An early useful extension was Ernst's proposal to replace the original projection/reconstruction technique of MRI by the widely adopted Fourier transform method inspired by the Basko Polje lecture. Later, the pulse method spread over many fields of spectroscopy as soon as the required technology became available. Jean Jeener, Emeritus professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles. Geoffrey Bodenhausen, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Bioclimatic profile and potential distribution of the Mesopotamian harvestman Discocyrtus testudineus (Holmberg, 1876) (Opiliones, Gonyleptidae).

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    Acosta, Luis E

    2014-06-23

    The geographic range of the Neotropical harvestman Discocyrtus testudineus (Holmberg, 1876) (Gonyleptidae) is addressed by determining the species' bioclimatic profile and modeling its potential distribution. Analysis was performed on a record set of 71 localities, including literature records and 34 new localities reported here. The bioclimatic profile was characterized through extreme, median and dispersion features of the values of 19 bioclimatic variables across the record set. Predictive models were built with the presence-only methods MAXENT and, secondarily, BIOCLIM. Discocyrtus testudineus is a typical Mesopotamian harvestman, spreading across a wide region along the middle and lower Paraná River in subtropical / temperate Argentina, and extending, more or less continuously, up to the central province of Córdoba. Apparently diverging records (Paso de los Libres, on the Uruguay River, and Quilmes, on the southern coast of Rio de la Plata) proved to be predictable, even if suppressed from the dataset. Comparisons of cumulative frequencies curves and dispersion features (box-plots) were made with Discocyrtus dilatatus Sørensen, 1884 and Gryne orensis (Sørensen, 1884), other Mesopotamian species for which bioclimatic data are available. The relative importance of the bioclimatic variables used for modeling was also estimated.

  15. INACTIVATION OF SEXUAL AGGLUTINATION IN HANSENULA WINGEI AND SACCHAROMYCES KLUYVERI BY DISULFIDE-CLEAVING AGENTS

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    Taylor, Neil W.

    1964-01-01

    Taylor, Neil W. (Northern Regional Research Laboratory, Peoria, Ill.). Inactivation of sexual agglutination in Hansenula wingei and Saccharomyces kluyveri by disulfide-cleaving agents. J. Bacteriol. 88:929–936. 1964.—Mating types of both Hansenula wingei and Saccharomyces kluyveri can be activated to produce uniformly strong sexual agglutination by treatments with various solvents, such as 8 m LiBr. The strongly agglutinative mating-type preparations were irreversibly inactivated for sexual agglutination by various chemical treatments. Type 5 of H. wingei was inactivated by disulfide-cleaving reagents, but type 21 of H. wingei was not. Type 3 of S. kluyveri was more sensitive than type 26 of S. kluyveri to inactivation by disulfide-cleaving reagents. Comparison of sensitivities to these and other treatments, plus a moderately strong cross-agglutination between type 3 and type 21, indicated that the sexually agglutinative elements on type 3 are similar to type 5, and those of type 21 are similar to those of type 26. Inactivation-rate experiments showed a loss of agglutinative ability according to a sigmoid decrement with time for both types 5 and 21. The apparent extent of inactivation depended markedly on agglutination test conditions. Results of these experiments were interpreted to indicate tentatively, first, that the agglutinative elements of both types of a species are proteins and, second, that several agglutinating linkages are formed between any two cells in sexual agglutination. PMID:14219056

  16. Simple solution for a complex problem: proanthocyanidins, galloyl glucoses and ellagitannins fit on a single calibration curve in high performance-gel permeation chromatography.

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    Stringano, Elisabetta; Gea, An; Salminen, Juha-Pekka; Mueller-Harvey, Irene

    2011-10-28

    This study was undertaken to explore gel permeation chromatography (GPC) for estimating molecular weights of proanthocyanidin fractions isolated from sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia). The results were compared with data obtained by thiolytic degradation of the same fractions. Polystyrene, polyethylene glycol and polymethyl methacrylate standards were not suitable for estimating the molecular weights of underivatized proanthocyanidins. Therefore, a novel HPLC-GPC method was developed based on two serially connected PolarGel-L columns using DMF that contained 5% water, 1% acetic acid and 0.15 M LiBr at 0.7 ml/min and 50 °C. This yielded a single calibration curve for galloyl glucoses (trigalloyl glucose, pentagalloyl glucose), ellagitannins (pedunculagin, vescalagin, punicalagin, oenothein B, gemin A), proanthocyanidins (procyanidin B2, cinnamtannin B1), and several other polyphenols (catechin, epicatechin gallate, epicallocatechin gallate, amentoflavone). These GPC predicted molecular weights represented a considerable advance over previously reported HPLC-GPC methods for underivatized proanthocyanidins. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Enhancement in ionic conductivity on solid polymer electrolytes containing large conducting species

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    Praveen, D.; Damle, Ramakrishna

    2016-05-23

    Solid Polymer Electrolytes (SPEs) lack better conducting properties at ambient temperatures. Various methods to enhance their ionic conductivity like irradiation with swift heavy ions, γ-rays, swift electrons and quenching at low temperature etc., have been explored in the literature. Among these, one of the oldest methods is incorporation of different conducting species into the polymer matrix and/or addition of nano-sized inert particles into SPEs. Various new salts like LiBr, Mg(ClO{sub 4}){sub 2}, NH{sub 4}I etc., have already been tried in the past with some success. Also various nanoparticles like Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, TiO{sub 2} etc., have been tried in the past. In this article, we have investigated an SPE containing Rubidium as a conducting species. Rubidium has a larger ionic size compared to lithium and sodium ions which have been investigated in the recent past. In the present article, we have investigated the conductivity of large sized conducting species and shown the enhancement in the ionic conductivity by addition of nano-sized inert particles.

  18. Effects of Ultrasonic Vibration on Heat Transfer Characteristics of Lithium Bromide Aqueous Solution under the Reduced Pressure

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    Yamashiro, Hikaru; Nakashima, Ryou

    The effects of ultrasonic vibration on heat transfer characteristics of lithium bromide aqueous solution under the reduced pressures are studied experimentally. Pool boiling curves on horizontal smooth tube are obtained using distilled water and 50 % LiBr aqueous solution as test liquids. The system pressure p is varied from 12 to 101 kPa and the liquid subcooling ΔTsub ranges from 0 to 70 K. The frequency of ultrasonic vibration vi s set at 24 and 44 kHz, and the power input to the vibrator P is varied from 0 to 35 W. The wall superheat at the boiling incipience is found to decrease with increasing P, and the nucleate boiling curve shifts toward the lower wall temperature region. However, the effect of P is not found to be very significant in the high heat flux region, especially in the case of small liquid subcooling. Ultrasonic vibration is also found to improve the nucleate boiling heat transfer coefficient by up to a maximum of 3.5 times and to prevent crystallization of the solution and precipitation of additives.

  19. Assessing metacognition during a cognitive task: impact of "on-line" metacognitive questions on neuropsychological performances in a non-clinical sample.

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    Quiles, C; Verdoux, H; Prouteau, A

    2014-05-01

    Whereas metacognition is of great interest for neuropsychological practice, little is known about the impact of metacognitive questions during a neuropsychological assessment. This study explored the impact of measuring "on-line" metacognitive processes on neuropsychological performances in a non-clinical population. Participants were randomly assigned to a "standard" or a "metacognitive" neuropsychological test procedure. The "standard" procedure assessed executive functions (Modified Card Sorting Test), episodic memory ("Rappel libre Rappel indicé" 16), working memory (digit span test Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III) and social cognition (Faces Test). In the "metacognitive" procedure, two questions were added after each item of these tests to evaluate "on-line" metacognitive monitoring and control. Working memory performances were better and episodic memory performances lower in the "metacognitive" versus the "standard" procedure. No significant difference was found concerning executive functioning or social cognition. The assessment of "on-line" metacognition might improve working memory performances by enhancing concentration, and might impair episodic memory performances by acting as a distractor. These findings may have implications for the development of cognitive remediation programs.

  20. Novel ternary molten salt electrolytes for intermediate-temperature sodium/nickel chloride batteries

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    Li, Guosheng; Lu, Xiaochuan; Coyle, Christopher A.; Kim, Jin Y.; Lemmon, John P.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.; Yang, Zhenguo

    2012-12-01

    The sodium-nickel chloride (ZEBRA) battery is operated at relatively high temperature (250-350 °C) to achieve adequate electrochemical performance. Reducing the operating temperature in the range of 150200 °C can not only lead to enhanced cycle life by suppressing temperature-related degradations, but also allow the use of lower cost materials for construction. To achieve adequate electrochemical performance at lower operating temperatures, reduction in ohmic losses is required, including the reduced ohmic resistance of β″-alumina solid electrolyte (BASE) and the incorporation of low melting point secondary electrolytes. In present work, planar-type Na/NiCl2 cells with a thin BASE (600 μm) and low melting point secondary electrolyte were evaluated at reduced temperatures. Molten salts used as secondary electrolytes were fabricated by the partial replacement of NaCl in the standard secondary electrolyte (NaAlCl4) with other lower melting point alkali metal salts such as NaBr, LiCl, and LiBr. Electrochemical characterization of these ternary molten salts demonstrated improved ionic conductivity and sufficient electrochemical window at reduced temperatures. Furthermore, Na/NiCl2 cells with 50 mol% NaBr-containing secondary electrolyte exhibited reduced polarizations at 175 °C compared to the cell with the standard NaAlCl4 catholyte. The cells also exhibited stable cycling performance even at 150 °C.

  1. Calcul simplifié du rendement de collecte du courant induit par un faisceau d'électrons (EBIC). Application à la caractérisation de diodes AI-Si p et Si n^+ p

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    Maurice, J.-L.

    1993-03-01

    A simple analysis is made of the electron beam induced current (EBIC) collection efficiency at a silicon rectifying contact perpendicular to the beam of a scanning electron microscope. The model takes into account the minority carrier bulk diffusion length, the junction recombination velocity and - in the case of n-p diode - the lifetime in the near surface layer. It is then used to analyse AI-Si p Schottky contacts and n^+ p silicon solar cells. Les porteurs libres générés par le faisceau d'un microscope électronique à balayage dans des échantillons de silicium sont collectés grâce à une jonction superficielle perpendiculaire au faisceau. Le rendement de collecte de cette jonction, en fonction de l'énergie cinétique des électrons incidents, est modélisé d'une manière simple pour rendre compte de la longueur de diffusion des porteurs minoritaires en volume, de leur vitesse de recombinaison à la jonction et, dans le cas de la diode n-p, du temps de vie dans la couche superficielle. Le modèle est utilisé pour mesurer ces paramètres dans des diodes Schottky AI-Si p et des cellules solaires Si n^+ p.

  2. The IceCube Astrophysics Masterclass: Bringing Authentic Research to Teachers and Students

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    Madsen, J.; Bravo Gallart, S.; Demerit, J.; Madsen, M.

    2014-12-01

    The IceCube Astrophysics MasterClass (icecube.wisc.edu/masterclass) is based on the highly successful International masterclasses developed for high school students and teachers by the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (www.physicsmasterclasses.org/). The idea is to work with local teachers to identify highly motivated and engaged students who want to learn more about science research and the people who do it. An intensive one day program was put together at multiple sites with an opportunity for the students and teachers who attended to connect virtually to discuss their research results, and get a report from the winterovers at the South Pole. In the spring of 2014, the IceCube Collaboration held its first masterclass with approximately 100 students in total at 5 sites---Universität Mainz (Germany), University of Delaware in Newark (US), Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium), and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (US). The students looked through IceCube data and performed analyses that led to the first evidence for high-energy astrophysical neutrinos. A description of the resources developed for the class, tactics used to recruit students and teachers, and the evaluation of the first course will be presented. The structure of the day can be readily generalized for other topics and disciplines.

  3. Open Source Paradigm: A Synopsis of The Cathedral and the Bazaar for Health and Social Care.

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    Benson, Tim

    2016-07-04

    Open source software (OSS) is becoming more fashionable in health and social care, although the ideas are not new. However progress has been slower than many had expected. The purpose is to summarise the Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) paradigm in terms of what it is, how it impacts users and software engineers and how it can work as a business model in health and social care sectors. Much of this paper is a synopsis of Eric Raymond's seminal book The Cathedral and the Bazaar, which was the first comprehensive description of the open source ecosystem, set out in three long essays. Direct quotes from the book are used liberally, without reference to specific passages. The first part contrasts open and closed source approaches to software development and support. The second part describes the culture and practices of the open source movement. The third part considers business models. A key benefit of open source is that users can access and collaborate on improving the software if they wish. Closed source code may be regarded as a strategic business risk that that may be unacceptable if there is an open source alternative. The sharing culture of the open source movement fits well with that of health and social care.

  4. Green synthesis of hybrid graphene oxide/microcrystalline cellulose aerogels and their use as superabsorbents.

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    Wei, Xiao; Huang, Ting; Yang, Jing-Hui; Zhang, Nan; Wang, Yong; Zhou, Zuo-Wan

    2017-08-05

    In this work, we developed a green synthesis method to prepare the hybrid aerogels containing graphene oxide (GO) and microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) using lithium bromide (LiBr) aqueous solution as the solvent, which insured the complete dissolution of MCC. The interaction between GO and MCC was investigated through different methods The results demonstrate that there is a strong interaction between GO and MCC molecules, which promotes the exfoliation of GO in the hybrid aerogels. The hybrid GO/MCC aerogels exhibit typical three dimensional porous structure and the pore morphology can be well adjusted by changing the content of GO. The adsorption ability of the hybrid aerogels was measured using methylene blue (MB) as an adsorbate. The results show that the adsorption ability of GO per unit mass is greatly enhanced compared with the pure GO aerogel, especially at relatively low GO content the adsorption amount of GO per unit mass is enhanced up to 2630mg/g. Further results demonstrate that the hybrid GO/MCC aerogels still obey the pseudo-second-order adsorption model, which is similar to that of the pure GO aerogel. The mechanism for the amplified adsorption ability of GO in the hybrid GO/MCC aerogels is then analyzed. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. PLUME-FEATHER, Referencing and Finding Software for Research and Education

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    Bénassy, O.; Caron, C.; Ferret-Canape, C.; Cheylus, A.; Courcelle, E.; Dantec, C.; Dayre, P.; Dostes, T.; Durand, A.; Facq, A.; Gambini, G.; Geahchan, E.; Helft, C.; Hoffmann, D.; Ingarao, M.; Joly, P.; Kieffer, J.; Larré, J.-M.; Libes, M.; Morris, F.; Parmentier, H.; Pérochon, L.; Porte, O.; Romier, G.; Rousse, D.; Tournoy, R.; Valeins, H.

    2014-06-01

    PLUME-FEATHER is a non-profit project created to Promote economicaL, Useful and Maintained softwarEFor theHigher Education And THE Research communities. The site references software, mainly Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) from French universities and national research organisations, (CNRS, INRA...), laboratories or departments as well as other FLOSS software used and evaluated by users within these institutions. Each software is represented by a reference card, which describes origin, aim, installation, cost (if applicable) and user experience from the point of view of an academic user for academic users. Presently over 1000 programs are referenced on PLUME by more than 900 contributors. Although the server is maintained by a French institution, it is open to international contributions in the academic domain. All contained and validated contents are visible to anonymous public, whereas (presently more than 2000) registered users can contribute, starting with comments on single software reference cards up to help with the organisation and presentation of the referenced software products. The project has been presented to the HEP community in 2012 for the first time [1]. This is an update of the status and a call for (further) contributions.

  6. Thermophysical Properties of Lithium Bromide + 1, 2-Propanediol Aqueous Solutions Solubility, Density and Viscosity

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    Wang, Kai; Abdelaziz, Omar; Vineyard, Edward Allan

    2012-01-01

    The solubilities, densities and viscosities of lithium bromide (LiBr) + 1, 2-propanediol (HO-CH2-CHOH-CH3) aqueous solution (mass ratio of LiBr/HO-CH2-CHOH-CH3 = 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5) were measured in the mass fraction range from 0.30 to 0.75. Solubility measurements were performed by the visual method in the temperature range of (271.15 to 345.15) K. The density measurements were made using an automated vibrating tube density meter, and the viscosity measurements were carried out with an automated falling-ball viscometer in the temperature range of (293.15 to 363.15) K. The density and viscosity data were correlated with appropriate regression equations as a function of the mass fraction and temperature. The maximum average absolute deviations (AAD) between experimental and correlated data were 0.08% and 1.51% for densities and viscosities, respectively.

  7. Oxidative properties and chemical stability of fluoronanotubes in matrixes of binary inorganic compounds.

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    Peng, Haiqing; Gu, Zhenning; Liu, Yu; Chiang, Ivana W; Smalley, Richard E; Hauge, Robert H; Khabashesku, Valery N; Margrave, John L

    2003-01-01

    The chemical stability of fluoronanotubes in selected solid inorganic matrixes has been studied by initially mixing and mechanically grinding the components and subsequently heating them at temperatures ranging from 35 to 600 degrees C. The inorganic compounds selected for matrixes included halides (KBr, KI, Lil, LiBr, LiCl, NaCl, Znl2), oxides (Li2O, Fe2O3, PbO, MnO), lithium peroxide (Li2O2), potassium superoxide (KO2), sulfides (Li2S and ZnS), zinc selenide (ZnSe), lithium nitride (Li3N), and aluminum phosphide (AIP). Solid products, resulting from the proceeding chemical reactions, were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and SEM/EDX elemental analysis. Gaseous and volatile products were identified with the help of the TGA/MS technique. Experimental data presented in this paper provide clear evidence that fluoronanotubes are not chemically inert toward the solid matrixes studied and exhibit significant oxidative properties in the redox reactions occurring under various temperatures, depending on the nature of the inorganic compound.

  8. [Prevalence of malnutrition in a mid-long term stay unit].

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    Argente Pla, María; García Malpartida, Katherine; León De Zayas, Beatriz; Martín Sanchis, Silvia; Micó García, Andrea; Del Olmo García, Maria Isabel; Moral Moral, Pedro; Moreno Muñoz, Iván; Beseler Soto, Rosario; Ramos Prol, Agustín; Merino Torres, Juan Francisco

    2014-10-06

    Introducción: La desnutrición es un problema de salud frecuente, especialmente en el ámbito hospitalario donde se asocia con estancias más prolongadas y mayor tasa de morbi-mortalidad. Por otro lado, los avances científicos actuales y la mayor expectativa de vida, han producido un aumento progresivo de unidades de media y larga estancia (UMLE). Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia de desnutrición en una UMLE mediante el uso del MNA y la VGS, así como analizar los factores/características clínicas asociadas a la misma y sus repercusiones. Métodos: Estudio transversal, descriptivo de una cohorte formada por 201 pacientes ingresados en la UMLE de un Hospital universitario de forma consecutiva durante 12 meses. Se recogieron variables clínicas, antropométricas, bioquímicas e historia nutricional, así como escala de comorbilidad de Charlson, escala cognitiva de Pfeiffer, escala funcional de Barthel y presencia de edemas, ascitis y úlceras por presión. El estado nutricional fue evaluado en las primeras 24-72 horas de ingreso mediante el MNA y la VGS. La presencia de disfagia se evaluó mediante el cuestionario EAT-10 y el MECV-V. Resultados: La prevalencia global de desnutrición fue del 76,6%, siendo la desnutrición mixta grave la más prevalente (20.4%). Los pacientes desnutridos tenían más edad (p=0,002), mayor grado de dependencia (p.

  9. Design and validation of the INICIARE instrument, for the assessment of dependency level in acutely ill hospitalised patients.

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    Morales-Asencio, José Miguel; Porcel-Gálvez, Ana María; Oliveros-Valenzuela, Rosa; Rodríguez-Gómez, Susana; Sánchez-Extremera, Lucrecia; Serrano-López, Francisco Andrés; Aranda-Gallardo, Marta; Canca-Sánchez, José Carlos; Barrientos-Trigo, Sergio

    2015-03-01

    The aim of this study was to establish the validity and reliability of an instrument (Inventario del NIvel de Cuidados mediante IndicAdores de clasificación de Resultados de Enfermería) used to assess the dependency level in acutely hospitalised patients. This instrument is novel, and it is based on the Nursing Outcomes Classification. Multiple existing instruments for needs assessment have been poorly validated and based predominately on interventions. Standardised Nursing Languages offer an ideal framework to develop nursing sensitive instruments. A cross-sectional validation study in two acute care hospitals in Spain. This study was implemented in two phases. First, the research team developed the instrument to be validated. In the second phase, the validation process was performed by experts, and the data analysis was conducted to establish the psychometric properties of the instrument. Seven hundred and sixty-one patient ratings performed by nurses were collected during the course of the research study. Data analysis yielded a Cronbach's alpha of 0·91. An exploratory factorial analysis identified three factors (Physiological, Instrumental and Cognitive-behavioural), which explained 74% of the variance. Inventario del NIvel de Cuidados mediante IndicAdores de clasificación de Resultados de Enfermería was demonstrated to be a valid and reliable instrument based on its use in acutely hospitalised patients to assess the level of dependency. Inventario del NIvel de Cuidados mediante IndicAdores de clasificación de Resultados de Enfermería can be used as an assessment tool in hospitalised patients during the nursing process throughout the entire hospitalisation period. It contributes information to support decisions on nursing diagnoses, interventions and outcomes. It also enables data codification in large databases. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  10. [Energy expenditure prediction equations in burn patients; bibliographic review].

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    Núñez-Villaveirán, Teresa; Sánchez, Manuel; Millán, Pablo; Martínez-Méndez, Jose Ramón; Iglesias, Carmen; Casado-Pérez, César; García-de-Lorenzo, Abelardo

    2014-06-01

    Introducción: La valoración de las necesidades calóricas del paciente quemado se ha basado en la medición del gasto energético en reposo (GER) mediante calorimetría indirecta, no siempre disponible en las unidades de quemados, o en su estimación mediante el uso de ecuaciones predictivas. Objetivos: analizar la historia y estado del arte del uso de las ecuaciones predictivas de GER en el paciente quemado crítico, y determinar su validez. Métodos: revisión bibliográfica de estudios y revisiones en español y en inglés entre 1989 y 2013. Resultados: Se han diseñado más de 190 ecuaciones para estimar el gasto energético que pueden ser imprecisas por estar basadas en mediciones con metodología heterogénea y en grupos heterogéneos. Describimos los distintos parámetros que aplican las distintas fórmulas predictivas (factores de estrés y de actividad, superficie corporal quemada, tiempo desde la lesión, masa corporal magra), la influencia de la edad en el cálculo de las necesidades calóricas y las fórmulas más utilizadas en el momento actual. También describimos los artículos que evalúan exactitud de las fórmulas cuando se comparan con mediciones mediante calorimetría indirecta. Conclusiones: Las ecuaciones predictivas son poco precisas en general en el paciente quemado. Hasta que se desarrollen ecuaciones predictivas más precisas, recomendamos calcular los requerimientos nutricionales de los pacientes quemados basándose en la medición del gasto energético por calorimetría indirecta.

  11. [Patients'adherence-related beliefs about medicines prescribed for long-term conditions in HIV patients].

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    Haro Márquez, Carmen; Cantudo Cuenca, Maria Rosa; Almeida González, Carmen Victoria; Morillo Verdugo, Ramón

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar a adherencia y las creencias hacia la medicacion para patologias cronicas concomitantemente prescrita al TAR en pacientes infectados por el VIH, asi como determinar si existen diferencias significativas en las creencias entre los pacientes adherentes y no adherentes al los tratamientos concomitantes al TAR. Método: Estudio transversal llevado a cabo durante mayo y julio 2014 en pacientes VIH+ con tratamiento antirretroviral y uno o mas medicamentos para patologias cronicas. Se recogieron variables sociodemograficas: edad, sexo, educacion, situacion laboral, si vivia solo; clinicas: modo de transmision de la infeccion, carga viral plasmatica, T-CD4, estadio; y farmacoterapeuticas: tipo de tratamiento antirretroviral, comedicacion y adherencia a esta mediante el cuestionario Morisky. Se midieron las creencias hacia dicha comedicacion mediante el Beliefs about Medicines Questionnare (BMQ), que incluye dos escalas, necesidad y preocupacion. Los datos se analizaron con SPSSR 20.0. Se aplico la prueba t de Student. La fiabilidad del cuestionario se estimo mediante el alfa de Cronbach. Resultados: Se incluyeron 126 pacientes (80.4% hombres, 49}8.3 anos). El numero de medicamentos concomitantes fue 2.9}2.0. Se clasifico como no adherente al 54.0%. El 63.5% tenia sida, que se identifico como una variable independiente predictora de no adherencia. Las diferencias en la escala de preocupacion entre los pacientes no adherentes y adherentes fue estadisticamente significativa (14.6}5.7 vs. 12.1}6.1; p=0.019), mientras que en aquellas relativas a la necesidad no hubo diferencias (17.3}5.6 vs. 18.8}4.4; p=0.188). La fiabilidad del BMQ-especifico, asi como de las escalas de necesidad y preocupacion, fue buena (0.724, 0.794, 0.785, respectivamente). Conclusiones: Los pacientes VIH positivos con otras patologias cronicas no adherentes presentan creencias negativas relacionadas con la preocupacion en cuanto a la comedicacion.

  12. ALHAMBRA-survey: a new tool for photo-z calibrations in absence of spec-z information

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    Molino Benito, A.; Benitez Lozano, N.; The Alhambra-Team

    2013-05-01

    La estimación de los desplazamientos al rojo (redshift) de las galaxias, derivados mediante fotometría multi-banda, se conoce con el nombre de photometric redshifts (photo-z). Es bien sabido que la precisión alcanzable por estas técnicas puede verse incrementada si se dispone de una muestra espectroscópica de galaxias (cuyos redshifts (spec-z) sean conocidos) con la que re-calibrar los puntos cero fotométricos. (Coe et al. 2006, Ilbert et al. 2008, Molino et al. 2012 in prep). ALHAMBRA-survey, que es un cartografiado extragaláctico (de ˜4 grados cuadrados) dedicado a la realización de un estudio de la evolución de las propiedades y contenido del Universo (Moles et al. 2005, 2008), presenta solapamientos parciales con otros cartografiados espectroscópicos ya existentes con el objetivo de validar y mejorar la precisión de sus photo-z. Sin embargo, dada la variabilidad fotométrica entre sus campos, resulta ineficiente extrapolar las correcciones de punto cero, introduciendo sesgos de inhomogeneidad en la precisión de los resultados. En este trabajo se presenta una nueva metodología que permite mejorar la calibración de los puntos cero fotométricos mediante la utilización de la información estadística proporcionada por los propios photo-z. Mediante esta técnica resulta posible no sólo mejorar la precisión de las estimaciones sino, además, soslayar la necesidad de obtener grandes muestras espectroscópicas.

  13. [Effect of gastric bypass on the cardiovascular risk and quality of life in morbid obese patients].

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    Mateo Gavira, I; Vílchez López, F J; Cayón Blanco, M; García Valero, A; Escobar Jiménez, L; Mayo Ossorio, M A; Pacheco García, J M; Vázquez Gallego, J M; Aguilar Diosdado, M

    2014-03-01

    Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia de las principales comorbilidades asociadas a la obesidad mórbida y evaluar el efecto del bypass gástrico sobre el estado ponderal, riesgo cardiovascular y calidad de vida en estos pacientes. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo con medidas del cambio intrasujeto (antes-después) en una muestra de 162 pacientes de los resultados del bypass gástrico sobre la evolución ponderal, comorbilidades asociadas, riesgo cardiovascular a 10 años (estimado mediante las tablas de Framingham) y calidad de vida mediante el test BAROS (Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System). Resultados: El índice de masa corporal (IMC) se reduce de 51,12 ± 7,22 kg/m2 a 29,94 ± 4,86 kg/m2 (72,85% de sobrepeso perdido) y se resuelven la hipertensión arterial (HTA), la dislipemia y la diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DMT2) en el 71,93%, 91,38% y 82,93% respectivamente (p < 0,001). El riesgo cardiovascular mayor del 10% se reduce del 25,91% al 4,32% (p < 0,001). Según la escala BAROS, el resultado de la cirugía fue favorable en el 95% de los casos. Conclusiones: La cirugía bariátrica mediante bypass gástrico demuestra ser muy efectiva para la reducción ponderal y comorbilidades asociadas, mejorando notablemente la calidad de vida.

  14. [In Process Citation].

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    Schnettler, Berta; Höger, Yesly; Orellana, Ligia; Sepúlveda, José; Salinas-Oñate, Natalia; Lobos, Germán; Grunert, Klaus G

    2016-03-25

    Objetivo: caracterizar tipologías de estudiantes universitarios según la percepción de los hábitos alimentarios de sus familias. Material y método: se aplicó un cuestionario a una muestra no probabilística de 372 estudiantes de ambos géneros de la Universidad de La Frontera, Chile. El instrumento incluyó: Cuestionario de Hábitos Alimentarios Familiares (FEHQ), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), Satisfaction with Food-related Life (SWFL) y la Escala de Recursos Familiares (FRS). Se consultó peso y estatura aproximada, así como variables sociodemográficas. Resultados: mediante análisis factorial exploratorio (AFE) se detectaron tres factores en el FEHQ: importancia de la alimentación para los miembros de la familia, cohesión en las comidas familiares y presión por comer. Mediante AFE se detectaron dos factores en la FRS: apoyo intangible y tangible. Mediante análisis factorial confirmatorio se validó la estructura del FEHQ y de la FRS con aceptables niveles de bondad de ajuste. Mediante análisis clúster se distinguieron cuatro tipologías que difirieron significativamente en las puntuaciones de los componentes del FEHQ y de la FRS, puntajes de la SWLS y SWFL, índice de masa corporal, género y nivel socioeconómico. Las tipologías con mayores puntuaciones en "cohesión en las comidas familiares" reportan mayor apoyo intangible de sus familias y superiores puntuaciones en la SWLS y SWFL. Conclusiones: los resultados muestran que la frecuencia y la importancia asignada a las comidas en familia se asocian positivamente con el apoyo familiar percibido, especialmente en recursos intangibles, así como también con la satisfacción global con la vida y en el dominio de la alimentación.

  15. [Egg intake and cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents: role of physical activity; the HELENA study].

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    Soriano-Maldonado, A; Cuenca-García, M; Moreno, L A; González-Gross, M; Leclercq, C; Androutsos, O; Guerra-Hernández, E J; Castillo, M J; Ruiz, J R

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECVs) suponen la principal causa de morbi-mortalidad en los países occidentales. El incremento del colesterol plasmático se ha relacionado con el desarrollo de ECV. El huevo, por su alto contenido en colesterol, ha sido indirectamente relacionado con el riesgo de desarrollar ECVs. Objetivo: Examinar la asociación entre ingesta de huevo y factores de riesgo cardiovascular en adolescentes, estudiando si dicha relación está influenciada por la actividad física. Método: Se estudiaron 380 adolescentes pertenecientes al estudio HELENA (HEalthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence). La ingesta de alimentos se estimó mediante anamnesis nutricional de dos días no consecutivos. Se midieron indicadores de adiposidad, perfil lipídico, glucosa, insulina, resistencia a la insulina, tensión arterial y capacidad aeróbica. Se calculó un índice integrado de riesgo cardiovascular (IRCV) como medida del perfil cardiovascular global. La actividad física se midió mediante acelerometría. Se examinó el desarrollo madurativo. El estatus socioeconómico y consumo de tabaco se obtuvieron mediante cuestionario. La asociación entre ingesta de huevo y factores de riesgo de ECV se examinó mediante un modelo de regresión multinivel ajustado por factores de confusión. Resultados: La ingesta de huevo no se asoció con perfil lipídico, nivel de adiposidad, tensión arterial, resistencia a la insulina, capacidad aeróbica o IRCV (todos P > 0,05). Esta falta de asociación no estuvo influenciada por el nivel de actividad física. Conclusiones: Estos resultados sugieren que no existe asociación entre ingesta de huevo y perfil lipídico, adiposidad, resistencia a la insulina, tensión arterial, capacidad aeróbica o el IRCV en adolescentes. La actividad física no influencia dicha falta de asociación.

  16. [Isolated bacteria from nasal cultures. Are they important in patients with acute leukemia?].

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    Barranco-Lampón, Gilberto; Mendoza-García, Carlos Alberto; Cabrera-Osuna, Silvia; Olarte-Carrillo, Irma; Ventura, Yanet; Gutiérrez-Romero, Mario; Martínez-Murillo, Carlos; Martínez-Tovar, Adolfos; Ramos-Peñafiel, Christian Omar

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: la colonización nasal por Staphylcoccus epidermidis y Staphylococcus aureus es frecuente y se ha relacionado con bacteremia en huéspedes inmunocomprometidos. En la investigación que se presenta, los objetivos fueron determinar la frecuencia de cepas que colonizan la mucosa nasal en pacientes en tratamiento de leucemia aguda y su relación con los cultivos de sangre periférica. MÉTODOS: estudio retrospectivo, observacional, transversal, retrolectivo de cultivos nasales obtenidos durante cuatro semanas. La relación con los hemocultivos se estableció mediante chi cuadrada; se calculó razón de momios.

  17. [Comparison of resting energy expenditure determined by indirect calorimetry and estimated by predictive formulas in women with obesity degrees I to III].

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    Parra-Carriedo, Alicia; Cherem-Cherem, Loren; Galindo-De Noriega, Daniela; Díaz-Gutiérrez, Mary Carmen; Pérez-Lizaur, Ana Bertha; Hernández-Guerrero, César

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: La determinación del gasto energético en reposo (GER) se calcula cotidianamente a partir de fórmulas predictivas aunque el resultado varía dependiendo de la población. Objetivo: Comparar la determinación del GER mediante calorimetría indirecta y mediante las ecuaciones Harris-Benedict (HB), Mifflin (MF), Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), «Institute of Medicine» (IOM), Fórmula Rápida (FR) y Valencia (VA) en mujeres con grados de obesidad I a III. Métodos: Mujeres adultas mestizas mexicanas se incluyeron en el estudio y formaron 3 grupos a partir del índice de masa corporal (IMC). Obesidad grado I (IMC 30,0-34,9; n = 42), grado II (IMC 35,0-39,9; n = 38) y grado III (IMC > 40; n = 41). Se determinó el GER mediante calorimetría indirecta y mediante las ecuaciones antes señaladas. ANOVA de Kruskal-Wallis y la prueba de Dunn se emplearon para el análisis estadístico (p < 0,05 se aceptó como diferencia). Resultados: No se observó diferencia estadística entre los valores de las fórmulas HB, OMS y VA respecto a la CI. La concordancia obtenida de dichas fórmulas fue 63%, 67% y 64%, respectivamente, al analizar los datos en un solo grupo de obesidad. Asimismo, las fórmulas IOM, ER y MF mostraron diferencia estadística significativa versus la CI, siendo la concordancia 58%, 53% y 54%, respectivamente. En el grado III de obesidad la concordancia de VA (78%) y FR (71%) fue la mayor obtenida. Discusión: Las fórmulas HB, OMS y VA fueron las mejores para estimar el GER en mujeres mexicanas con IMC>30. En el grado III VA y FR muestran el mejor desempeño.

  18. Swinging Over the Water Hole

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    de una cuerda en el borde de un agujero de agua en x = 0, oscilando hacia arriba, y suelta la cuerda en algunos momentos, volando libremente por el...aire hasta que se sumerge en el agua en x = 0. Para pequeñas velocidades iniciales, el máximo rango de R se obtiene mediante la liberación de la...cuerda justo por debajo de su punto de inflexión y cayendo casi en línea recta hacia abajo en el agua desde el reposo. Por otra parte, como la velocidad

  19. Nonlinear Burning Stability of Solid Propellants.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-12-31

    irreversible gasification processes (pyrolysis). d) Gas Phase. 1. Semi-infinite column of gas. 2. Mixture of thermally perfect gases of average molecular weight...Stazionaria di Regressione per Propellenti Solidi mediante Tecnica Ot- tica Laser", Master’s Thesis in Mechanical Engineering, Dipartimento di...thermal diffusivity,o% 1.400 E-03 cyn2/s Gas thermal conductivity, k 1.000 E-04 cal/cm K s Average product molecular w0igt, w 2.600 E+01 g/mole Optical

  20. [The quality of a scientific publication is the product of a sum of efforts and attributes].

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    Espinosa-Larrañaga, Francisco

    2017-01-01

    Todo editor de una publicación médica científica busca que la revista que edita tenga o se reconozca con calidad. La calidad se logra mediante la participación de un conjunto de profesionales (editores, autores, revisores, impresores, diseñadores e incluso lectores) y los resultados de su participación profesional agregan, durante el proceso, propiedades con la finalidad de que el producto, una publicación médica científica, sea valorada por su calidad.

  1. Código árbol paralelizado para simulaciones astrofísicas. Experimentos de encuentros de galaxias compuestas

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    Viturro, H. R.; Carpintero, D. D.

    Se describe la implementación de un código árbol octal paralelizado desarrollado por los autores. Este código permite la integración del problema de N--cuerpos simultáneamente en varias computadoras (``cluster''), lo que permite desarrollar altas velocidades de cálculo. Se muestran los resultados de algunas integraciones de encuentros entre galaxias de disco con bulbo y halo, generadas mediante algoritmos no utilizados hasta el momento en este campo.

  2. [Rescue treatment in acute thrombosis of intracranial stents].

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    Pumar, José M; Banguero, Alexandra; Arias-Rivas, Susana; Blanco, Miguel; Rodríguez-Yáñez, Manuel; Sucasas, Paula; Blanco, Miguel; Castiñeira-Mourenza, José A; Vázquez-Herrero, Fernando

    2014-02-01

    Introduccion. La trombosis aguda intrastent es una complicacion potencialmente grave en el stenting intracraneal. Es primordial determinar cual es la terapia mas adecuada en las trombosis intrastent. Caso clinico. Mujer de 58 años, el primer caso de trombosis aguda de un stent intracraneal, que fue tratada con exito mediante fibrinolisis tras la implantacion de un dispositivo diversificador de flujo (Silk) en un aneurisma basilar fusiforme. Conclusion. La administracion de abciximab como tratamiento de rescate parece segura en los casos de formaciones de trombos agudos intrastent.

  3. [Stimulation of the centromedian nucleus in refractory epilepsy associated to ring chromosome 20].

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    Arévalo-Sáenz, Alejandra; Torres, Cristina V; Pastor, Jesús; Alonso-Cerezo, Concepción; Sola, Rafael G

    2015-06-16

    Introduccion. El sindrome del cromosoma 20 en anillo es una alteracion genetica infrecuente, con un diagnostico tardio. Caso clinico. Mujer de 43 años con epilepsia farmacorresistente desde los 6 años, tratada mediante estimulacion cerebral profunda del nucleo centromediano y con un cromosoma 20 en anillo. Conclusiones. Del estudio se extrae la conclusion de la inefectividad de la estimulacion cerebral profunda del nucleo centromediano en pacientes con cromosoma en anillo, pero se apunta la importancia de la caracterizacion genetica para el manejo de la epilepsia farmacorresistente.

  4. [Laparoscopic vs opened appendicovesicostomy in pediatric patients].

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    Landa-Juárez, Sergio; Montes de Oca-Muñoz, Lorena Elizabeth; Castillo-Fernández, Ana María; de la Cruz-Yañez, Hermilo; García-Hernández, Carlos; Andraca-Dumit, Roxona

    2014-01-01

    Antecedentes: la apendicovesicostomía suele practicarse para facilitar el drenaje de orina por medio del cateterismo. La tendencia a ofrecer procedimientos menos invasivos a pacientes con vejiga neurogénica ha hecho de la laparoscopia una alternativa a la cirugía abierta, por sus ventajas de recuperación, menor tiempo de íleo postoperatorio, mejor cosmética, menor dolor postquirúrgico y reintegración temprana a la vida cotidiana. Objetivo: comparar los resultados de la apendicovesicostomía laparoscópica con la abierta. Material y métodos: estudio de cohorte, observacional, analítico, longitudinal, ambispectivo, que incluyó pacientes de 6 a 16 años, con diagnóstico de vejiga neurogénica, intervenidos mediante laparoscopia y cirugía abierta entre enero de 2009 y junio 2013, recuperándose la información de los expedientes clínicos. Resultados: seis pacientes se operaron mediante laparoscopia y 14 con cirugía abierta. El tiempo quirúrgico fue mayor en el grupo intervenido mediante laparoscopia, con una mediana de 330 minutos (300-360), en comparación con el abierto de 255 minutos (180-360), diferencia estadísticamente significativa. Siete pacientes del grupo abierto tuvieron complicaciones y solo 1 del grupo laparoscópico. La diferencia en la dosis de analgésicos y en el tiempo de su consumo fue estadísticamente significativa a favor del grupo intervenido mediante laparoscopia. El grado de continencia urinaria por la derivación fue mayor para el procedimiento laparoscópico (100%) que para el abierto (64%). Conclusiones: la apendicovesicostomía laparoscópica resultó una mejor alternativa para pacientes con vejiga neurogénica con parámetros urodinámicos de capacidad vesical y presión de punto de fuga dentro de valores aceptables.

  5. VALIDITY OF A FOOD-FREQUENCY QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ESTIMATING CALCIUM INTAKE IN ADOLESCENT SWIMMERS.

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    Julián Almárcegui, Cristina; Huybrechts, Inge; Gómez Bruton, Alejandro; Matute Llorente, Ángel; González Agüero, Alejandro; Gómez Cabello, Alba; Moreno, Luis A; Casajús, Jose A; Vicente Rodríguez, Germán

    2015-10-01

    Introducción: estimar correctamente la ingesta de calcio es crucial para conocer cómo se distribuye nutricionalmente la ingesta calórica a lo largo del día. Por lo tanto, el objetivo del presente trabajo fue validar un cuestionario de frecuencia de consumo para calcular la ingesta de calcio, mediante dos recordatorios de 24 horas, usado como método de referencia en un grupo control de adolescentes normo-activos y un grupo de adolescentes nadadores de alta competición. Metodología: la congruencia de los cuestionarios se estudio mediante correlación de Pearson y el estudio del acuerdo entre los dos métodos a nivel individual, así como la habilidad del cuestionario para clasificar a los sujetos en el mismo cuartil que los recordatorios de 24 horas. Resultados: la ingesta media diaria de calcio del grupo control fue 564,6 mg (DE 232,0) y 895,9 mg (DE 343,1) calculada mediante el recordatorio de 24 horas y el cuestionario, respectivamente (P < 0.001); y 731,9 mg (DE 299,8) y 979,8 mg (DE 408,5) en los nadadores mediante el recordatorio de 24 horas y el cuestionario, respectivamente (P < 0.001). Las correlaciones de Pearson fueron 0,52 para el grupo control y 0,47 para los nadadores después de corregir por intravariablidad. Los análisis de clasificación indicaron que el 73,7% de los controles y el 63,1% de los nadadores fueron clasificados correctamente o en la categoría contigua. El 89% de los controles y el 79% de los nadadores fueron clasificados correctamente según estuvieran por encima o por debajo de las recomendaciones de ingesta de calcio diarias (1.300 mg). Conclusiones: para ambos grupos, el cuestionario de frecuencia de consumo tiende a sobreestimar la ingesta de calcio, sin embargo demuestra ser un buen método para clasificar tanto a los sujetos de ingestas de calcio extremas, como a los sujetos que no cumplen las recomendaciones de calcio.

  6. Squamous cell carcinoma and pilonidal cyst disease.

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    Esposito, Francesco; Lauro, Mario; Tirone, Lucio Pasquale; Festa, Rosa Maria; Peluso, Gaia; Mazzoni, Giada; Scognamiglio, Marco; Grimaldi, Simona; Fresini, Antonio

    2015-02-20

    Il carcinoma a cellule squamose insorgente su malattia del seno pilonidale è una patologia abbastanza rara che sopraggiunge in presenza di malattia con decorso decennale. È caratterizzato da una crescita lenta ma da un’elevata invasività locale. Gli autori riportano il caso di un paziente di 63 anni con storia pluridecennale di malattia del seno pilonidale con ascessualizzazioni ricorrenti trattato chirurgicamente con resezione ampia e ricostruzione mediante uso di lembi. A distanza di 30 mesi non sono state osservate complicanze o recidive locali.

  7. Aplicación del método SAC a líneas de Fe II en atmósferas extendidas de estrellas Be

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    Arias, M. L.; Zorec, J.; Cidale, L.; Morrell, N.; Friedjung, M.; Chauville, J.; Ballereau, D.

    En el presente trabajo hemos analizado las líneas de Fe II en emisión, para varios multipletes en el rango óptico, presentes en los espectros de un grupo de estrellas Be. Mediante la aplicación del método de curvas de autoabsorción (SAC), obtenemos una estimación del valor de los parámetros característicos de la región en la cual se forman dichas líneas, tales como temperatura de excitación, opacidad y dimensión.

  8. La Función de Luminosidad de las poblaciones de cúmulos globulares alrededor de NGC 1399

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    Ostrov, P. G.; Forte, J. C.; Geisler, D.

    Mediante el empleo de una técnica especial para filtrar el pattern de fringing, se ha obtenido una función de luminosidad de los cúmulos globulares de NGC 1399 superando por ~ 1 mag el turn-over en la banda T1 del sistema de Washington. El análisis de los resultados de la fotometría multibanda (C, M, T1) permite determinar que las mitades mas brillantes de las funciones de luminosidad de las dos principales poblaciones de cúmulos globulares asociadas con esta galaxia son similares.

  9. Velocidades radiales de estrellas gigantes rojas y blue stragglers en cúmulos abiertos

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    González, J. F.; Lapasset, E.

    Se presentan mediciones de las estrellas más brillantes en los campos de los cúmulos abiertos NGC 6530, NGC 2516, NGC 3114, Cr 223 y NGC 2437. Mediante correlaciones cruzadas se obtiene la velocidad de unas 25 gigantes rojas con el objeto de derivar la velocidad media de cada asociación. En base a los espectros obtenidos de los blue stragglers se discuten sus principales características y su probabilidad de pertenencia. Finalmente, se presentan las observaciones para cinco nuevas binarias espectroscópicas detectadas.

  10. Grupos españoles de cálculos ab initio de moléculas de interés astrofísico

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    Yáñez, M.

    Pocos campos de la química están tan bien adaptados a la modelización por medio de los métodos teóricos de la Química Cuántica como la Astroquímica y la Química de la Atmósfera, donde las interacciones moleculares son, generalmente, lo suficientemente pequeñas para que el modelo de molécula aislada funcione muy bien. En España son varios los grupos teóricos que dedican su esfuerzo de investigación, o parte de él, al estudio de moléculas o procesos de interés en Astrofísica o en atmósferas planetarias. Presentaremos diferentes ejemplos paradigmáticos de esta actividad en la que se exploran desde aspectos estructurales, hasta aspectos espectroscópicos y dinámicos. Entre los últimos, cabe destacar estudios en los que se demuestra la importancia de procesos a dos estados, prohibidos por espín, en la formación astrofísica de diversos derivados de interés. En el tratamiento espectroscópico se han hecho esfuerzos interesantes, que han aunado teoría y experimento, en el estudio de sistemas relevantes desde el punto de vista atmosférico, como los hidratos de ácido nítrico, o el tratamiento espectroscópico de moléculas no rígidas. No menos interesantes son los estudios de fotoabsorción de radicales o de procesos multifotónicos. Son particularmente abundantes los estudios dedicados a la reactividad específica de sistemas de interés astrofísico o atmosférico, con el objetivo de esclarecer vías de formación de determinados compuestos o de proporcionar mecanismos que permitan identificar las etapas reactivas limitantes de reacciones de interés en esos medios y sobre los que no existía información previa. Así, por ejemplo, se han publicado interesantes estudios sobre la formación o propiedades de compuestos de fósforo, de silico o de azufre o sobre mecanismos de reacción en los que intervienen el ozono, el radical nitrato, el radical OH u otras especies. Finalmente, son también particularmente relevantes los estudios que varios

  11. Systemes Fermioniques a Basse Dimension D'espace: Supraconductivite, Effet Hall Quantique et Statistique Fractionnaire

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    Sakhi, Said

    Cette these est constituee de trois sujets de recherche distincts. Les deux premiers articles traitent du phenomene de supraconductivite dans un modele bidimensionnel, dans le troisieme article on etudie l'action effective d'un systeme electronique soumis a l'effet d'un champ magnetique (systeme de Hall) et le dernier article examine la quantification d'un systeme de particules identiques en deux dimensions d'espace et la possibilite des anyons. Le modele qu'on analyse dans les deux premiers articles est un systeme fermionique dont les particules chargees et de masse nulle interagissent entre elles avcc un couplage attractif et fort. L'analyse de l'action effective decrivant la physique a basse energie nous permet d'examiner la structure de l'espace de phase. A temperature nulle, le parametre d'ordre du systeme prend une valeur moyenne non nulle. Consequemment, la symetrie continue U(1) du modele est spontanement brisee et il en resulte l'apparition d'un mode de Goldstone. En presence d'un champ electromagnetique externe, ce mode disparait et le champ de jauge acquiert une masse donc l'effet Meissner caracteristique d'un supraconducteur. Bien que le modele ne soit pas renormalisable dans le sens perturbatif, on montre qu'il l'est dans le cadre du developpement en 1/N ou N est le nombre d'especes fermioniques. En outre, on montre que l'inclusion des effets thermiques change radicalement le mecanisme de supraconductivite. En effet, on montre que la brisure spontanee de la symetrie U(1) n'est plus possible a temperature finie a cause de tres severes divergences infrarouges. Par contre, la dynamique des tourbillons (vortex) existant dans le plan devient essentielle. On montre que le phenomene de supraconductivite resulte du confinement de ces objets topologiques et que la temperature critique s'identifie a celle de Kosterlitz -Thouless. Ce mecanisme de supraconductivite presente l'avantage d'aboutir a un rapport gap a la temperature critique plus eleve que celui du

  12. Polypoid anal melanoma. A case report and review of the literature.

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    Tutino, Roberta; Clerico, Giuseppe; Luc, Alberto Realis; Gallo, Gaetano; Trompetto, Mario

    2016-11-12

    canale anale, risultata poi all’esame istologico un melanoma pigmentato con indice mitotico di 16/10HPF e positività per S-100 e HMB45 e negatività per Melan-A/Mart-1 e KER pan e margini parzialmente coinvolti. L’analisi del BRAF ha dimostrato la presenza di un wild type senza mutazioni. Il c-KIT è risultato negativo. La TC e la PET non hanno dimostrato secondarismi. Per la presenza di margini di resezione positivi e l’impossibilità di asportazione radicale con preservazione degli sfinteri, è stata proposta alla paziente una amputazione addomino-perineale sec. Miles, seguita da una chemioterapia adiuvante, che questa ha rifiutato. Questo report dimostra la difficoltà nel corretto management di questa neoplasia che necessita della creazione di un database internazionale per ottenere una maggior conoscenza della sua storia naturale che porti ad una scelta terapeutica condivisa.

  13. Adenomyose utérine, étude clinique et thérapeutique: à propos de 87 cas

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    Kdous, Moez; Ferchiou, Monia; Zhioua, Fethi

    2015-01-01

    Le but de notre étude est l'analyse des différents aspects épidémiologiques, cliniques, paracliniques et thérapeutiques de l'adénomyose. Il s'agit d'une étude rétrospective sur 87 patientes ayant bénéficié d'une hystérectomie pour des raisons diverses (hors prolapsus) entre le 1er janvier 2000 et 31 décembre 2006 et dont l’étude histologique de la pièce opératoire a révélé la présence d'adénomyose. 586 hystérectomies (hors prolapsus) ont été réalisées pendant la même période d’étude, soit une fréquence de l'adénomyose sur pièce opératoire de 14.85%. L'age moyen de nos patientes est de 43.97 ans (extrêmes: 26-64 ans). 29.88% d'entres-elles sont ménopausées et 41.37% avaient des antécédents de traumatisme utérin. La symptomatologie a été dominée par les ménometrorragies (82.77%) et les douleurs pelviennes (71.22%). Le diagnostic préopératoire a été suspecté sur les données de l'hystéroscopie dans 63.22% des cas, de l'hystérographie dans 58.46% des cas et de l’échographie transvaginale dans 40.5% des cas. Une chirurgie radicale a été indiquée de première intention dans 57 cas, après échec du traitement médical dans 16 cas et après échec d'une réduction endométriale dans 14 cas. L'analyse histologique des pièces d'hystérectomie trouve des myomes associés dans 32.18% des cas, une hyperplasie de l'endomètre dans 13.79%, des polypes dans 5.74% et une atrophie de l'endomètre dans 3.44%. L'adénomyose, maladie énigmatique, échappe toujours à une stratégie thérapeutique bien codifiée, et demeure étroitement liée à l'hystérectomie. Son dépistage chez des femmes de plus en plus jeunes et à des stades moins avancés pourrait éviter l’évolution systématique vers les traitements radicaux. PMID:26834926

  14. [Auditing as a tool for ongoing improvement in the Stroke Care Plan of the Region of Aragon].

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    Gimenez-Munoz, A; Palacin-Larroy, M; Bestue, M; Marta-Moreno, J

    2016-07-16

    Introduccion. El Plan de Atencion al Ictus de Aragon (PAIA) se creo en 2008 en el marco de la Estrategia Nacional en Ictus del Sistema Nacional de Salud. La monitorizacion de la atencion hospitalaria al ictus mediante auditorias periodicas se definio como una de sus lineas de trabajo. Objetivo. Determinar la calidad del proceso asistencial hospitalario prestado al paciente con ictus en Aragon mediante el uso de indicadores de calidad. Materiales y metodos. Se realizaron tres audits (en los años 2008, 2010 y 2012) siguiendo la misma metodologia, basada en la revision retrospectiva de una muestra representativa de ingresos por ictus en cada uno de los hospitales generales del Servicio Aragones de Salud. Se recogio informacion sobre 48 indicadores seleccionados segun su evidencia cientifica o relevancia clinica. Resultados. Se estudiaron 1.011 casos (331 en el primer audit, y 340 en el segundo y en el tercero). Treinta y un indicadores presentaron una mejoria significativa (entre ellos destacan los indicadores de calidad de la historia clinica, de evaluacion neurologica, las medidas preventivas iniciales y, con especial relevancia, la realizacion de test de deglucion), dos sufrieron empeoramiento (relacionados con el tratamiento rehabilitador) y 15 no registraron variaciones significativas. Conclusiones. La implantacion del PAIA ha supuesto una mejoria notable en la mayoria de los indicadores de calidad evaluados, reflejo de una mejora continua en la atencion hospitalaria del ictus. La generalizacion progresiva de la atencion especializada y la creacion de las areas de ictus son algunos de los factores determinantes.

  15. [Electronic prescription for Primary Care: a reliable tool to conceal medication at hospital admission?].

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    Martín González, A; Abajo Del Álamo, C

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo: Analizar la fiabilidad de un programa de prescripción electrónica en receta de atención primaria (Medoracyl®) para conciliar la medicación al ingreso hospitalario. Método: Estudio prospectivo comparativo del tratamiento domiciliario validado de pacientes al ingreso, con el prescrito en Medoracyl®. La medicación al ingreso se obtuvo mediante entrevista clínica, informes médicos y revisión de la medicación aportada; la medicación activa en Medoracyl®, mediante consulta a la aplicación el día del ingreso. Se analizaron las discrepancias entre ambos tratamientos. Resultados Se incluyeron 47 pacientes con 273 líneas de tratamiento domiciliario validado y 274 líneas de tratamiento Medoracyl ®. Resultaron 48/273 líneas discrepantes (17,6% [IC95%: 13,1-21,6]). Se consideraron justificadas 27/48, resultando un riesgo final de no concordancia del 7,8% [IC95%: 4,6-11,0]. Conclusiones: Medoracyl® es una herramienta útil y de fácil acceso que permite conocer más del 90% de la medicación domiciliaria de los pacientes.

  16. [Cognitive Reserve Scale: testing the theoretical model and norms].

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    Leon-Estrada, I; Garcia-Garcia, J; Roldan-Tapia, L

    2017-01-01

    Introduccion. La teoria de la reserva cognitiva contribuiria a explicar las diferencias en el rendimiento intelectual en sujetos con deterioro cognitivo similar y en sujetos sanos. Sin embargo, son necesarios mas datos psicometricos que garanticen el uso de los instrumentos de medicion de reserva cognitiva. Objetivo. Aportar evidencias de validez respecto a la estructura interna de la escala de reserva cognitiva (ERC) y establecer un baremo de referencia para la interpretacion de sus puntuaciones. Sujetos y metodos. Un total de 172 sujetos completaron la ERC y fueron distribuidos en dos grupos en funcion de la edad: 36-64 años (n = 110) y 65-88 años (n = 62). Resultados. El analisis factorial mediante modelos de ecuaciones estructurales exploratorios indico un moderado ajuste de los datos al modelo propuesto. En general, los indices de discriminacion fueron correctos (entre 0,21 y 0,50), y se registro congruencia entre los items a lo largo de los periodos de juventud, adultez y madurez para ambos grupos de edad. Se observaron valores adecuados del indice de fiabilidad (alfa de Cronbach: 0,80) y de los errores tipicos de medida (media: 51,40 ± 11,11). Conclusiones. La ERC se enmarcaria dentro del modelo teorico hipotetizado y las puntuaciones podrian interpretarse mediante el baremo ofrecido, lo que avalaria su empleo en la investigacion en este campo.

  17. [Cognitive stimulation in children with cerebral palsy].

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    Muriel, V; Garcia-Molina, A; Aparicio-Lopez, C; Ensenat, A; Roig-Rovira, T

    2014-11-16

    Introduccion. La paralisis cerebral a menudo cursa con deficits cognitivos de atencion, visuopercepcion, funciones ejecutivas y memoria de trabajo. Objetivo. Analizar el efecto de un tratamiento de estimulacion cognitiva sobre las capacidades cognitivas en niños con pa­ralisis cerebral. Pacientes y metodos. Muestra de 15 niños con paralisis cerebral, con una edad media de 8,80 ± 2,51 años, clasificados mediante el Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) en nivel I (n = 6), nivel II (n = 4), nivel III (n = 2) y nivel V (n = 3). Los deficits cognitivos se evaluaron mediante la escala de inteligencia de Wechsler para niños (WISC-IV) y el Continuous Performance Test (CPT-II). Se administraron los cuestionarios para padres y profesores del Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) y las escalas de evaluacion de Conners (CPRS-48 y CTRS-28). Se realizo un programa de estimulacion cognitiva dos horas semanales durante ocho semanas. Resultados. Se observaron diferencias estadisticamente significativas tras aplicar el tratamiento de estimulacion cognitivo en el indice de razonamiento perceptivo de la WISC-IV. No se obtuvieron diferencias antes y despues del tratamiento en las puntuaciones del Conners y del BRIEF. Tampoco se hallaron diferencias en los resultados de la WISC-IV en funcion del sexo ni en el GMFCS. Conclusion. El rendimiento cognitivo de los niños con paralisis cerebral mejora tras la aplicacion de un programa de rehabilitacion cognitiva.

  18. [Effectiveness of functional electrical stimulation in stroke patients: a systematic review].

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    Romera-De Francisco, L; Jimenez-Del Barrio, S

    2016-08-01

    Introduccion. La electroestimulacion funcional es una de las tecnicas fisioterapicas empleadas en la actualidad para el abordaje de los pacientes que han sufrido un ictus. Objetivo. Conocer la efectividad de la electroestimulacion funcional en las capacidades generales, la marcha y la calidad de vida de los pacientes con ictus mediante una revision sistematica. Como objetivo secundario se planteo conocer el mejor metodo de aplicacion de esta tecnica. Pacientes y metodos. Se ha realizado una busqueda bibliografica en las bases de datos Medline, PEDro y Biblioteca Cochrane. Se han incluido ensayos clinicos y revisiones sistematicas de los ultimos cinco años que valorasen la efectividad de la electroestimulacion funcional en pacientes tras sufrir un ictus. Resultados. Se incluyeron 10 ensayos clinicos y una revision sistematica con metaanalisis, de los cuales se extrajeron los datos mas relevantes, se analizaron y se compararon. Conclusiones. La electroestimulacion funcional puede ayudar en la mejora de la calidad de vida, las capacidades motoras y la funcionalidad de la marcha en pacientes que han sufrido un ictus. No se puede afirmar que por si sola aporte mejores resultados que otras tecnicas convencionales de fisioterapia, y se observa una mayor efectividad con la aplicacion de electroestimulacion funcional asociada a otras tecnicas de fisioterapia. El mejor abordaje de la aplicacion con electroestimulacion funcional es el realizado en mas de un grupo muscular, desencadenando los impulsos mediante movimientos activos y en combinacion con otras intervenciones fisioterapicas.

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    Fernández Castillo, Rafael; Cañadas de la Fuente, Gustavo R; Cañadas de la Fuente, Guillermo A; De la Fuente Solana, Emilia Inmaculada; Esteban de la Rosa, Rafael José; Bravo Soto, Juan

    2016-07-19

    Introducción: la obesidad y el sobrepeso presentan efectos adversos sobre la salud, lo que contribuye a la aparición de enfermedades metabólicas y cardiovasculares que ponen en peligro la integridad del injerto.Objetivo: investigar la influencia del IMC pretrasplante renal sobre el funcionamiento del injerto renal al año de trasplante mediante el estudio de cuatro métodos distintos de medir la filtración glomerular.Material y métodos: en este trabajo se ha seguido a 1.336 pacientes de ambos sexos trasplantados renales; se les realizaron mediciones pretrasplante y postrasplante de parámetros bioquímicos, mediciones antropométricas y función renal mediante medidas de filtrado glomerular.Resultados: a mayor índice de masa corporal pretrasplante se produce una disminución del filtrado glomerular medido por cuatro métodos distintos, así como mayor porcentaje de rechazos.Conclusiones: un IMC elevado pretrasplante contribuye a la disfunción del injerto, a una disminución del filtrado glomerular y a complicaciones del injerto en el primer año postrasplante.

  20. Assessment of the reliability and consistency of the "malnutrition inflammation score" (MIS) in Mexican adults with chronic kidney disease for diagnosis of protein-energy wasting syndrome (PEW).

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    González-Ortiz, Ailema Janeth; Arce-Santander, Celene Viridiana; Vega-Vega, Olynka; Correa-Rotter, Ricardo; Espinosa-Cuevas, María de Los Angeles

    2014-10-04

    Antecedentes: El síndrome de desgaste proteínico-energético (DPE) se refiere a una condición de desnutrición, inflamación, anorexia, y emaciación de reservas corporales resultante de las condiciones inflamatorias y no inflamatorias que prevalecen en pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica (ERC).Una forma ampliamente descrita en la literatura para evaluar el DPE es el Malnutrition Inflamation Score (MIS). Objetivo: Valorar la fiabilidad y consistencia del MIS en adultos mexicanos con ERC en Hemodiálisis (HD) para Diagnóstico de DPE. Métodos: Estudio de pruebas diagnósticas. Se analizó una muestra de 45 adultos con ERC en HD, Durante el periodo Junio-Julio 2014. El instrumento se aplicó en 2 ocasiones, la fiabilidad test-retest se calculó mediante el Coeficiente de correlación Intraclase (CCI), la consistencia interna del cuestionario se analizó mediante el Coeficiente de Cronbach. Se calculó una prueba de Kappa ponderada para estimar la validez del instrumento, posteriormente se comparó con el índice nutricional de Bilbrey (IB). Resultados: La fiabilidad entre cuestionarios valorada en la muestra de pacientes fue de CCI = 0.829. La concordancia entre observaciones MIS es considerada como adecuada = 0.585 (p.