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1. Electromagnetic wave scattering from moving surfaces with high-amplitude corrugated pattern.
Match Strength: 3.234
This paper deals with the problem of electromagnetic wave scattering from rough surfaces. By means of a generalized Floquet modal representation an analytic solution can be found that is valid for any Fourier-expandable surface pattern, with no limitation on the corrugation amplitude. By means of the special relativistic frame-hopping method, the motionless solution is generalized to the case of uniform translational relative motion between the surface and the observer. Plane-wave simplification techniques are employed to minimize the algebraic complexity of the field covariance ... Read More »
» Published in J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2006 Oct;23(10):2538-50.
2. Lipid profile, waist circumference, and body mass index in a high altitude population.
Match Strength: 3.153
Some studies have found different distribution patterns for the lipid profile of high altitude populations, having found the majority of them a more favorable one in these subjects. The objective of this study is to describe the lipid profile of a high altitude population and relate it to the waist circumference, body mass index, gender, and age. A descriptive study was done in an adult population, 30 yr old and above, of the town of San Pedro de Cajas (SPC), Peru, located at 4100 m (13,450 ft) above sea level. One hundred and two representative individuals (38 males and 64 females) were ... Read More »
» Published in High Alt Med Biol. 2006 Fall;7(3):245-55.
3. Control of delocalization and structural changes by means of an electric field.
Match Strength: 3.142
The strength and, mainly, the direction of a static electric field can be used to control delocalization effects occurring in a non-polar pi-system. The delocalization energy, the weights, and the probabilities of some local electronic structures, the behavior of electron pairs, and the electronic fluctuations are considered and examined in cis-butadiene, used as model system. The effects of the electric field are detected and evaluated in the basis of natural orbital spaces appropriate to investigate the behavior of one- and poly-electron distributions. The consequences of modifying the ... Read More »
» Published in J Comput Chem. 2006 Nov 30;27(15):1883-91.
4. Intraoperative use of the pelvic c-clamp as an aid in reduction for posterior sacroiliac fixation.
Match Strength: 3.029
Posterior pelvic ring injuries with dissociation of the sacroiliac joint can be a therapeutic challenge. Open procedures for reduction have a significant risk for wound complications although inadequate reductions using percutaneous methods can have poor long-term outcomes. Several indirect reduction methods have been previously described for closed reduction of the sacroiliac joint. We present our technique for the intraoperative use of the pelvic c-clamp as a reduction aid for the posterior pelvis in conjunction with percutaneous iliosacral screw fixation. This technique has been used ... Read More »
» Published in J Orthop Trauma. 2006 Sep;20(8):576-9.
5. Staining of wool using the reaction products of ABTS oxidation by Laccase: synergetic effects of ultrasound and cyclic voltammetry.
Match Strength: 3.024
The effects of ultrasound on 2,2'-Azinobis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonate) enzymatic oxidation by laccase (Trametes villosa) has been studied by means of cyclic voltammetry. The reaction was allowed to proceed in the presence of a piece of wool and the coloration depth of the wool fabric was measured by means of K/S. It was observed that cyclic voltammetry is influenced the dyeing process and higher K/S values were obtained when the cyclic voltammetry was combined with the ultrasonic irradiation. Moreover, the K/S value is the sum of the values obtained when the wool staining is done in ... Read More »
» Published in Ultrason Sonochem. 2007 Mar;14(3):363-7. Epub 2006 Sep 18.
6. The Contaminated High-Energy Open Fracture: A Protocol to Prevent and Treat Inflammatory Mediator Storm-Induced Soft-Tissue Compartment Syndrome (IMSICS).
Match Strength: 2.964
The treatment modalities currently used in surgical debridement leave the traumatic wound with viable but tenuous tissue and a variable level of microcontaminants potentially laden with bacteria. In high-energy contaminated wounds, retention of these contaminants within the tenuous tissue of the so-called zone of stasis can result in further tissue necrosis and the development of infection. A novel protocol for managing the high-energy contaminated open fracture involves two new techniques. First, Bernoulli's principle is used to facilitate a systematic excision of contaminants, as well as the ... Read More »
» Published in J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2006 Oct;14(10 Suppl):S82-6.
7. Magnetoencephalography of the newborn brain.
Match Strength: 2.905
This paper reviews the use of event-related magnetic fields (ERFs) in infants; ERFs can be derived from magnetoencephalography by means of averaging. Basic perceptive skills are important prerequisites for the infant's later development. The automatic cortical processes related to processing auditory, somatosensory and visual stimuli can be addressed by using responses recorded directly from the brain. The traditional method, the event-related potential (ERP), has recently been accompanied by ERFs. Similarly to ERPs, higher processes related to short-term memory, stimulus comparisons, and ... Read More »
» Published in Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2006 Dec;11(6):437-43. Epub 2006 Sep 15.
8. Role of horizontal transfer of the transposon Tn1546 in the nosocomial spread of vanA vancomycin-resistant enterococci at a tertiary care hospital in Korea.
Match Strength: 2.737
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the epidemiologic characteristics of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infection. DESIGN: An epidemiologic description by means of chromosomal DNA fingerprinting and transposon typing. SETTING: A 2,200-bed tertiary care hospital in Korea. PATIENTS: First VRE isolates were obtained from patients hospitalized from April 1997 to December 2001. INTERVENTIONS: The van genotypes of isolates were identified by means of multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The macrorestriction patterns of chromosomal DNA were determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). ... Read More »
» Published in Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Oct;27(10):1081-7. Epub 2006 Aug 31.
9. Dietary patterns and changes in body weight in women.
Match Strength: 2.726
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine the association between adherence to dietary patterns and weight change in women. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Women (51,670, 26 to 46 years old) in the Nurses' Health Study II were followed from 1991 to 1999. Dietary intake and body weight were ascertained in 1991, 1995, and 1999. A Western pattern, characterized by high intakes of red and processed meats, refined grains, sweets and desserts, and potatoes, and a prudent pattern, characterized by high intakes of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, poultry, and salad dressing, were identified with ... Read More »
» Published in Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Aug;14(8):1444-53.
10. Structure and phase transition of the Se-rich variety of antimonpearceite, [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2].
Match Strength: 2.550
The crystal structure of a Se-rich antimonpearceite has been solved and refined by means of X-ray diffraction data collected at temperatures above (room temperature) and below (120 K) an ionic conductivity-induced phase transition. Both structure arrangements consist of the stacking of [(Ag,Cu)(6)(Sb,As)(2)(S,Se)(7)](2-) A (A') and [Ag(9)Cu(S,Se)(2)Se(2)](2+) B (B') module layers in which Sb forms isolated SbS(3) pyramids typically occurring in sulfosalts; copper links two S atoms in a linear coordination, and silver occupies sites with coordination ranging from quasi-linear to almost ... Read More »
» Published in Acta Crystallogr B. 2006 Oct;62(Pt 5):768-74. Epub 2006 Sep 18.
11. Policy and practice in Myanmar's protected area system.
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Myanmar's protected area (PA) system began nearly 150 years ago under royal patronage. Park policies and practices, embodied in 19 pieces of legislation developed sporadically during and after the colonial period. As a result of the FAO-UNDP's Nature Conservation and National Parks Project (1981-1985) the government established the Nature & Wildlife Conservation Division and placed it within the Forest Department as the agency responsible for PA management. As a consequence the number of parks increased from 14 to 33. Myanmar's median park size is less than 50km(2), but only five parks (15%) ... Read More »
» Published in J Environ Manage. 2006 Sep 14;
12. Pyrinadines B-G, new bis-pyridine alkaloids with an azoxy moiety from sponge Cribrochalina sp.
Match Strength: 2.437
Six new cytotoxic bis-3-alkylpyridine alkaloids with an azoxy moiety, pyrinadines B-G (1-6), have been isolated from an Okinawan marine sponge Cribrochalina sp., and the structures were elucidated by spectroscopic data and chemical means. Publication Types: Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov ... Read More »
» Published in Bioorg Med Chem. 2006 Dec 15;14(24):8415-9. Epub 2006 Sep 25.
13. Single reading with computer-aided detection and double reading of screening mammograms in the United Kingdom National Breast Screening Program.
Match Strength: 2.415
PURPOSE: To retrospectively determine if the use of a computer-aided detection (CAD) system can improve the performance of single reading of screening mammograms to match that of double reading in the United Kingdom. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Local research ethics committee approval was obtained; informed consent was not required. This study included a sample of 10 267 mammograms obtained in women aged 50 years or older who underwent routine screening at one of two breast screening centers in 1996. Mammograms that were double read in 1996 were randomly allocated to be re-read by eight different ... Read More »
» Published in Radiology. 2006 Oct;241(1):47-53.
14. Residential treatment of children and adolescents: past, present, and future.
Match Strength: 2.391
This paper reviews the history of residential treatment, examines the central concepts that define the therapeutic modality, and shows how those concepts provide means of addressing criticisms that have been raised about it in the past and adapting residential programs to meet challenges facing them in the future. 2006 APA, all rights ... Read More »
» Published in Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2006 Jul;76(3):285-94.
15. Use of motion tracking in stereotactic body radiotherapy: Evaluation of uncertainty in off-target dose distribution and optimization strategies.
Match Strength: 2.389
Spatial accuracy in extracranial radiosurgery is affected by organ motion. Motion tracking systems may be able to avoid PTV enlargement while preserving treatment times, however special attention is needed when fiducial markers are used to identify the target can move with respect to organs at risk (OARs). Ten patients treated by means of the Synchrony system were taken into account. Sparing of irradiated volume and of complication probability were estimated by calculating treatment plans with a motion tracking system (Cyberknife Synchrony, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) and a PTV-enlargement strategy ... Read More »
» Published in Acta Oncol. 2006;45(7):943-7.
16. Plasma cortisol and progesterone responses to low doses of adrenocorticotropic hormone in ovariectmized lactating cows.
Match Strength: 2.386
The objective of this study was to describe the responses of the plasma progesterone and cortisol concentrations in ovariectomized lactating cows to low doses of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). The estrous cycles in 3 lactating cows were synchronized, and the cows were ovariectomized in the luteal phase. ACTH challenge tests were conducted at doses of 3, 6, 12 and 25 IU. Blood samples were collected at 30 min intervals, and the plasma progesterone and cortisol concentrations were analyzed by EIA. A concomitant rise in plasma progesterone and plasma cortisol was observed in cows treated ... Read More »
» Published in J Reprod Dev. 2006 Dec;52(6):797-803. Epub 2006 Sep 21.
17. Effect of dimephosphon on functional recovery of damaged spinal cord.
Match Strength: 2.340
The effect of endolumbar dimephosphon perfusion in dogs with spinal cord contusion was studied by means of transcranial magnetic stimulation and stimulation electromyography. Treatment with dimephosphon contributed to preservation of conduction function of the spinal cord and decrease in excitability of spinal motoneurons in the perifocal zone ... Read More »
» Published in Bull Exp Biol Med. 2006 Feb;141(2):181-3.
18. Measuring physiotherapists' guideline adherence by means of clinical vignettes: a validation study.
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RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the criterion validity of paper-and-pencil vignettes to assess guideline adherence by physiotherapists in the Netherlands. The evidence-based physiotherapy practice guideline for low back pain was used as an example. METHODS: Four vignettes were constructed and pre-tested. Three vignettes were found to represent an adequate case-mix. They described one patient with specific low back pain, one with non-specific low back pain and a normal recovery process and one with non-specific low back pain and a delay in the recovery process. Invited to participate ... Read More »
» Published in J Eval Clin Pract. 2006 Oct;12(5):491-500.
19. Adjuvant arteriovenous fistula as means of rescue for infrapopliteal venous bypass with poor runoff.
Match Strength: 2.242
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of infrapopliteal bypass when an adjuvant arteriovenous (AV) fistula was reconstructed as means of rescue as a result of poor runoff. The design was a retrospective multicenter case-control study. METHODS: Seventy-seven infrapopliteal vein bypasses required an adjuvant AV fistula among 1813 patients operated on for critical leg ischemia in 3 vascular centers between 1996 and 2003. The mean age was 74 years (range, 39-90 years). A total of 70% of the patients had diabetes, and 24% had undergone previous vascular surgery. In 25% of the ... Read More »
» Published in J Vasc Surg. 2006 Nov;44(5):985-91; discussion 992. Epub 2006 Sep 18.
20. Good documentation: what it means for your physicians--and your revenue cycle.
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To powerfully influence physician documentation behavior--and improve patient care, reduce claim denials, and increase revenues: Examine each physician's documentation and coding habits and history through audits and, if possible, by observing physicians during typical patient encounters. Show physicians how they can improve record-keeping using specific examples from their own practices. Design encounter templates, superbills, and other documentation tools that address individual practice needs ... Read More »
» Published in Healthc Financ Manage. 2006 Sep;60(9):68-72.
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