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  • Authors: 
    Nazhatul Hafizah Kamarudin; Yusnani Mohd Yussoff; Habibah Hashim;
    Publisher: IEEE

    Authentication in e-Health is a very important aspect to analyze when we deal with security of the whole e-Health system. It deals with the connection from body sensor network to mobile device and server. By integrating Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in the e-health sys...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Jeong Hui Lee; Hee Chang Ahn; Min Sung Chung;
    Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)

    In concert with advances in surgical reconstruction techniques and improved survival after breast cancer, both the aesthetic and functional outcomes, especially sensory recovery, of breast reconstruction have been addressed. Most studies on sensory recovery in reconstru...

  • Restricted
    Authors: 
    Günerken, E.; D'Hondt, E.; Eppink, M.H.M.; Garcia-Gonzalez, L.; Elst, K.; Wijffels, R.H.;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV
    Country: Netherlands

    Microalgae are a potential source for various valuable chemicals for commercial applications ranging from nutraceuticals to fuels. Objective in a biorefinery is to utilize biomass ingredients efficiently similarly to petroleum refineries in which oil is fractionated in ...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Ufuk Aydinli; Muren Mutlu; Osman Yaray; Kursat Kara;
    Publisher: SAGE Publications

    Introduction Surgical treatment of severe and rigid spinal deformities is usually difficult and challenging to perform. The goal of surgical treatment is to obtain a satisfactory balance both in sagittal and coronal planes. In rigid deformities, the osteotomies are usua...

  • Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2015
    Authors: 
    Peter Schrenk;
    Publisher: Springer Vienna

    A 37-year-old patient was scheduled for bilateral reduction mammoplasty for body contouring following massive weight loss of 64 kg at the Department of Plastic Surgery. Routine mammogram 4 months prior to the operation was unsuspicious. Family history was negative. Infe...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Cheng, Hsin-Chung; Peng, Boe-Yu; Chen, May-Show; Huang, Chiung-Fang; Lin, Yi; Shen, Yung-Kang;
    Publisher: Hindawi Limited

    Endosseous oral implant is applied for orthodontic anchorage in subjects with multiple tooth agenesis. Its effectiveness under orthodontic loading has been demonstrated clinically and experimentally. This study investigates the deformation and stress on the bone and imp...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Seror, R.; Bowman, S. J.; Brito-Zeron, P.; Theander, E.; Bootsma, H.; Tzioufas, A.; Gottenberg, J.-E.; Ramos-Casals, M.; Dorner, T.; Ravaud, P.; +50 more
    Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
    Countries: Netherlands, Sweden

    The EULAR Sjögren's syndrome (SS) disease activity index (ESSDAI) is a systemic disease activity index that was designed to measure disease activity in patients with primary SS. With the growing use of the ESSDAI, some domains appear to be more challenging to rate t...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Fatemeh Shiravand; John M. Hutchinson; Yolanda Calventus;
    Country: Spain

    The effect of three different organically modified layered silicate clays (Nanomer I.30E, Cloisite 30B and Nanofil SE 3000) on the exfoliation process and on the thermal properties and nanostructure of cured trifunctional epoxy resin based nanocomposites was studied. Op...

  • Authors: 
    Du, Juan; Xu, Zhi; Liu, Qian; Yang, Yu; Qian, Hang; Hu, Mingdong; Fan, Ye; Li, Qi; Yao, Wei; Li, Hongli; +5 more
    Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)

    Autophagy plays a key role in pulmonary vascular remodeling via regulation of apoptosis and hyperproliferation of pulmonary arterial endothelial cells, which are the subject of increased attention. Autophagy-related 101 (ATG101) is an essential gene for the initiation o...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Ying Xing; Yunzhan Gong; Ya-Wen Wang; Xu-Zhou Zhang;
    Publisher: Hindawi Limited

    Path-wise test data generation is generally considered an important problem in the automation of software testing. In essence, it is a constraint optimization problem, which is often solved by search methods such as backtracking algorithms. In this paper, the backtracki...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Radjabzadeh, Djawad; Boer, Cindy G.; Beth, Sanne A.; van der Wal, Pelle; Kiefte-De Jong, Jessica C.; Jansen, Michelle A. E.; Konstantinov, Sergey R.; Peppelenbosch, Maikel P.; Hays, John P.; Jaddoe, Vincent W. V.; +7 more
    Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
    Country: Netherlands
    Project: EC | EMBRYOandLATERHEALTH (648916), EC | LIFECYCLE (733206), NWO | NCHA Subsidiebesluit 2008... (2300155116), EC | DYNAHEALTH (633595)

    AbstractThe gut microbiota has been shown to play diverse roles in human health and disease although the underlying mechanisms have not yet been fully elucidated. Large cohort studies can provide further understanding into inter-individual differences, with more precise...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Sonia D'Arrigo; Claudio Sandroni; Sofia Cacciola; Antonio Maria Dell’Anna; Mauro Pittiruti; Maria Giuseppina Annetta; Cesare Colosimo; Massimo Antonelli;
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing

    Abstract Background Single-lumen 4Fr or double-lumen 5Fr power injectable peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are not accurate for trans-pulmonary thermodilution (TPTD), since they overestimate cardiac index and other TPTD-derived parameters when compared wi...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Parpaleix, Aurélien; Amsellem, Valérie; Houssaini, Amal; Abid, Shariq; Breau, Marielle; Marcos, Elisabeth; Sawaki, Daigo; Delcroix, Marion; Quarck, Rozenn; Maillard, Aurélie; +3 more
    Publisher: European Respiratory Society (ERS)

    Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PA-SMC) proliferation and inflammation are key components of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Interleukin (IL)-1β binds to IL-1 receptor (R)1, thereby recruiting the molecular adaptor myeloid differentiation primary response pr...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    E Abu Ngozi; M Ozoagudike Chinenye; I Akaneme Florence;
    Publisher: Academic Journals

    Chemical constituents of plants are influenced by environmental factors and fluctuations just as many other polygenic traits. Four different green leafy vegetables commonly used in the diets of South Eastern Nigeria were analyzed with a view to determine the phytochemic...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Karen Van-Peursem; Kevin Old; Stuart Locke;
    Publisher: Emerald

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the accountability practices of the directors in New Zealand and Australian dairy co-operatives. An interpretation of their practices, which focus on the relationship between directors and their farmer-shareholders, i...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Hongyu Zhang; Ling Li; Qi Chen; Min Li; Jia Feng; Ying Sun; Rong Zhao; Yin Zhu; Yang Lv; Zhigang Zhu; +4 more
    Publisher: Wiley

    Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable hematologic malignancy due to inevitable relapse and chemoresistance development. Our preliminary data show that MM cells express high levels of PGC1β and LDHA. In this study, we investigated the mechanism behind PGC1β‐mediated LDHA...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Anneliese Heinz; Michael DeCillia; Gudrun Feuchtner; Silvana Mueller; Thomas Bartel; Guy Friedrich; Michael Grimm; Ludwig C. Mueller; Nikolaos Bonaros;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Objective The impact of paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PAR) on hemodynamic performance after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remains disputable. Common parameters such as the diastolic blood pressure or the blood pressure amplitude do not provide repr...

  • Authors: 
    Heber, Stefan; Fischer, Beatrix; Sallaberger-Lehner, Marina; Hausharter, Maria; Ocenasek, Helmuth; Gleiss, Andreas; Fischer, Michael J M; Pokan, Rochus; Assinger, Alice; Volf, Ivo;
    Publisher: BMJ

    ObjectiveTo compare effects of moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on platelet function in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation, as hyper-reactive platelets are involved in atherogenesis and atherothrombosis.Me...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Samantha Mariana Monteiro Sunahara; Marcela Abbado Neres; Jaqueline Rocha Wobeto Sarto; Caroline Daiane Nath; Kácia Carine Scheidt; Odair José Kuhn;
    Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Londrina

    The goal of this study was to assess the dehydration curve and nutritional value of Tifton 85 bermudagrass at two cutting heights from ground level (4 and 8 cm) during 120 days of storage in a closed shed. The dehydration curve was determined using samples from the enti...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Xiayan ShiYang; Yilong Miao; Zhaokang Cui; Yajuan Lu; Changyin Zhou; Yu Zhang; Bo Xiong;
    Publisher: BMC

    Abstract Background CK2 (casein kinase 2) is a serine/threonine-selective protein kinase that has been involved in a variety of cellular processes such as DNA repair, cell cycle control and circadian rhythm regulation. However, its functional roles in oocyte meiosis hav...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Mohamed Elhadidy; Eman Zahran;
    Publisher: Wiley

    Significance and Impact of the Study: Results obtained from current work highlighted the role of bio- film in the pathogenesis of Enterococcus faecalis mastitis. Those biofilm-forming strains might be sub- stantial as useful antigens in diagnostic assays and as future v...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Cale A.C. Gushulak; Jisuo Jin;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Abstract Ziegler's (1965) early Silurian brachiopod community zones and Boucot's (1975) Benthic Assemblages have been instrumental in determining the community structures of early–middle Paleozoic level-bottom communities, but are difficult to apply to reef ecosystems d...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Yanong Li; Peng Wang; Jin Feng; Jiayi Wang; Jing Zhang; Xiaoguang Qiu;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Abstract Background Primary right brachium pontis germinoma with hypertrophic olivary degeneration (HOD) is extremely rare. A preoperative diagnosis is challenging due to the absence of characterized clinical and neuroimaging features, and biopsy should be considered. ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Philipp E. Chetverikov; Charnie Craemer;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Comparative study of eriophyoid mite gnathosomata using different microscopic techniques shows presence of new dorsoproximal structures (here described as “interlocking apparatus”), which could consolidate mouthparts in rest (non-feeding) position and during feeding act...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Shunsuke Koga; Ayako Kojima; Chieko Ishikawa; Satoshi Kuwabara; Kimihito Arai; Yasumasa Yoshiyama;
    Publisher: Elsevier

    AbstractThe number of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is increasing worldwide, and available drugs have shown limited efficacy. Hence, preventive interventions and treatments for presymptomatic AD are currently considered very important. Obesity rates have also b...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Malik, Faisal S.; Taplin, Craig E.;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) requires lifelong administration of exogenous insulin. The primary goal of treatment of T1DM in children and adolescents is to maintain near-normoglycemia through intensive insulin therapy, avoid acute complications, and prev...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    N. K. Omboga; Calford O. Otieno; P. W. O. Nyawere;
    Publisher: Hindawi Limited

    We present results on the first principle study of the elastic constants and the phonon dispersion of EuFe2As2 at zero pressure. The ground-state energy calculations were performed within Density Functional Theory (DFT) and the generalized gradient approximation using t...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Y. Hidaka; R. Nakamura;
    Publisher: SAGE Publications

    Degenerative arthritis following scaphoid nonunion was studied in 28 patients (29 wrists) using X-ray computed tomography and three-dimensional computed tomography (3-DCT). Degenerative changes were observed in 18 wrists with plain radiography and 27 wrists with 3-DCT....

  • Publication . Conference object . 2017
    Authors: 
    Ariadi Hazmi; Primas Emeraldi; M. Imran Hamid; Nobuyuki Takagi;
    Publisher: IEEE

    In this study, we have examined electric field records from 10 thunderstorm days containing 13 positive narrow bipolar pulses (PNBPs). It was found that PNBP occurrences have a strong relationship with thunderstorm activities. The mechanism of the NBPs was very differen...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    David D. Martin; Jan Schittenhelm; Hans Henrik Thodberg;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    An adult height prediction model based on automated determination of bone age was developed and validated in two studies from Zurich, Switzerland. Varied living conditions and genetic backgrounds might make the model less accurate. To validate the adult height predictio...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Ankita Nagar; Vidhu Parmar;
    Publisher: IOSR Journals

    This paper deals with the reduction of power dissipation in the basic logic circuit like NAND gate and NOR gate by using transistor stacking technique. The logic gates are designed using 130nm technology parameter and are simulated using PSPICE. The input vector combina...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Pushpanjali Jha;
    Publisher: SAGE Publications

    South Asia State of Minorities Report Collective, South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016: Mapping the Terrain, New Delhi, Books for Change, 400 pp., ISBN: 978-81-926907-3-5.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Vivek Yadala; Hassaan Jafri; Mary T Legenza; Maria Tria Tirona;
    Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group

    This is a case of 49-year-old white woman who presented with a rapidly growing right sided breast mass. A subsequent punch biopsy confirmed grade 3 invasive mammary carcinoma of no special type which was negative for oestrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and Her-2 n...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    FLORI, JOSÉ EGÍDIO; RESENDE, GERALDO MILANEZ DE;
    Publisher: Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido

    RESUMO: A banana é uma das frutas mais consumidas no mundo, sendo explorada na maioria dos países tropicais. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os principais atributos da fertilidade do solo na bananeira sob duas coberturas do solo e dois locais de crescimento das ra...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Yeonhwa Jo; Hyosub Chu; Jin Kyong Cho; Hoseong Choi; Sen Lian; Won Kyong Cho;
    Publisher: Elsevier

    AbstractPeach (Prunus persica) is one of the most popular stone fruits worldwide. Next generation sequencing (NGS) has facilitated genome and transcriptome analyses of several stone fruit trees. In this study, we conducted de novo transcriptome analyses of two peach cul...

  • Authors: 
    Gullapalli, Vijaya S.; Sundén, Bengt;
    Publisher: Informa UK Limited

    In this paper, the thermal and hydraulic characteristics of corrugated fluid channels of compact brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHE) are investigated by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations using the commercial CFD software ANSYS CFX 14.0. The influence of geo...

  • Authors: 
    Innspub Net; Moche, Karine;
    Publisher: Figshare

    Today, rice has become one of the most consumed cereals in Africa in general and Cameroon in particular. The low domestic production imposes a strong import that accentuates the country's trade imbalance. To reduce this issue of external dependency, the national governm...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Pedrosa-Rodriguez, Laura; Outerelo, D.A.; Gomez-Alcala, Rafael; de Vicente, Fernando I.; Diaz-Otero, Francisco J.;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Abstract A stable, high voltage, high quality factor and low noise helical resonator for trapping strontium ions in frequency standards and sensing applications is designed, prototyped and measured. For this purpose, in this article we use both analytical and numerical ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    X Y Xu; Ying Xiong; M. H. Tang; Yongguang Xiao; Shaoan Yan; Wanli Zhang; Wei Zhao; H X Guo; Zhenqing Li;
    Publisher: IOP Publishing

    A three-dimensional (3D) technology computer-aided design (TCAD) simulation in a novel layout technique for N-hit single event transient (SET) mitigation based on drain-wall layout technique is proposed. Numerical simulations of both single-device and mixed-mode show th...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Yuan, Nathaniel; Park, Sang‐Hyun; Luck, James V.; Campbell, Patricia A.;
    Publisher: Wiley

    A peculiar type of surface pitting damage to revised joint replacement implant metal surfaces has been attributed to cellular activity and termed “inflammatory cell-induced-corrosion.” We visually examined 1859 explanted metal implants to document the presence and exten...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Mura, Valerio; Ghiani, Luca; Marcialis, Gian Luca; Roli, Fabio; Yambay, David A.; Schuckers, Stephanie A.;
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    A spoof or fake is a counterfeit biometric that is used in an attempt to circumvent a biometric sensor. Liveness detection distinguishes between live and fake biometric traits. Liveness detection is based on the principle that additional information can be garnered abov...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    T Henze; W Feneberg; P. Flachenecker; D Seidel; H Albrecht; M Starck; Sven G. Meuth;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Die symptomatische Behandlung der multiplen Sklerose (MS) hat heutzutage neben der Immuntherapie einen hohen Stellenwert im umfassenden Therapiekonzept dieser chronischen Erkrankung, tragt sie doch erheblich zu einer Verringerung von Beeintrachtigungen im Alltag, sozial...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Karolina Jurczyk; Marcelina M. Kubicka; Magdalena Ratajczak; Mieczysława U. Jurczyk; Katarzyna Niespodziana; Dm Nowak; Marzena Gajecka; Mieczysław Jurczyk;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Mechanical alloying and annealing at 1150 °C for 2 h under an argon atmosphere were used to prepare Ti–45S5 bioglass nanocomposites. Ti–45S5 bioglass material was chemically modified by silver. The antibacterial activity of Ti–10% 45S5 bioglass nanocomposite containing ...

  • Authors: 
    Schmitz, Sven; Coder, James G.;
    Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

    The static-pressure field in the steady and incompressible Navier–Stokes momentum equation is decomposed into circulatory (inviscid) and dissipative (viscous) partial-pressure fields. It is shown analytically that the circulatory-pressure integral over the surface of a ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Yong Zhou; Eric W. Lemmon;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    An equation of state for the calculation of the thermodynamic properties of 1,1,2,2,3-pentafluoropropane (R-245ca), which is a hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant, is presented. The equation of state (EOS) is expressed in terms of the Helmholtz energy as a function of tempera...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Vladimir D. Pautov; T. D. Anan’eva; T. N. Nekrasova;
    Publisher: Pleiades Publishing Ltd

    Quenching of the luminescence of carboxyl-containing polymer molecules containing a luminescent marker by transition metal ions (Cu2+, Ni2+) is observed not only in aqueous and aqueous-salt solutions, but also in polar organic solvents (methanol, ethanol, dimethylformam...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    James R. Roney; Zachary L. Simmons;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    What role do ovarian hormones play in modulating day-to-day shifts in women's motivational priorities? In many nonhuman mammals, estradiol causes drops in feeding and foraging, progesterone reverses this effect, and the two hormones in combination produce cycle phase sh...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Yaozhi Jiang;
    Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education

    In order to solve the problem of multidimensional logic variable true value function remarked in the paper(Yaozhi Jiang., 2017), now author has used discrete multiple Fourier transform to deal with the problem remarked above, and obtained an theoretical formulations of ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Alexander Mishev; Leon Kocharov; Ilya Usoskin;
    Publisher: American Geophysical Union (AGU)

    We have analyzed the data of the world neutron monitor network for the first ground level enhancement of solar cycle 24, the ground level enhancement (GLE) on 17 May 2012. A newly computed neutron monitor yield function and an inverse method are applied to estimate the ...

  • Authors: 
    Sebastian Gross; Bassam Mokbel; Barbara Hammer; Niels Pinkwart;
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing

    In this paper, we investigate an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) for Java programming that implements an example-based learning approach. The approach does not require an explicit formalization of the domain knowledge but automatically identifies appropriate examples ...