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Phonation Quotient Using Three Aerodynamic Instruments in the Disordered Voice.

The purpose of this study was to examine measures of phonation quotient (PQ) in two groups of persons with voice disorders using three different aerodynamic instruments representing low-tech and high-tech options.

Rural Residencies: Texas Tech's Rural Training Track Brings More Physicians to Small Towns.

Texas Tech's rural residency program is one of several across the United States that encourage physician training in rural areas to bring more physicians to small towns.

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in an exogenous transgene and an endogenous sex determination gene in the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa.

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene-editing, using injected Cas9 protein, was achieved in the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa, by initially targeting an exogenous transgene, polyubiquitin-regulated EGFP (PUb-EGFP), for heritable non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) knock-outs using an individual sgRNA. Multiple deletion mutations, ranging from two to five nts proximal to the target site, were identified phenotypically by the loss of green fluorescence in transgenic flies that were also marked with PUb-DsRed. Th...

Increased Mast Cell Abundance in Adipose Tissue of Nascent Metabolic Syndrome: Relevance to the Pro-Inflammatory State and Increased Adipose Tissue Fibrosis.

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) affects 35% of American adults > 40 years and portends an increased risk for both cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and diabetes. The role of mast cells in the pro-inflammatory state of MetS is not well elucidated. We propose that mast cells in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) of MetS (no diabetes or ASCVD) patients contribute to insulin resistance and inflammation. Matched controls (n=15) and nascent MetS (n=19) subjects were recruited from Sacramento, CA and selected based on ATP I...

Comment on Jiang et al., Environ. Tech. (1).

Google tech company must spell out how it will make money from the NHS.

The hi-tech way to handle the new gen kind in the procedure room.

Tech Leader Espouses Value of Prioritized Cyber-Risk Management.

Your Best Life: The Low-tech Diet-Shedding Those Unwanted Emails, Texts, and Notifications.

Screening for Atrial Fibrillation using Smartphone-based Technology and Layperson Volunteers: High-Tech Meets Community Participatory Research for the Best of Both Worlds.

Rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing on blood cultures using MALDI-TOF MS.

Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem requiring the early optimization of antibiotic prescriptions. Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time Of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been shown to accurately identify bacteria from positive blood culture. Here, we developed a rapid detection of Escherichia coli resistance to amoxicillin (AMX) and cefotaxime (CTX) from positive blood culture based on MALDI-TOF MS. Potential sparing of broad-spectrum antibiotics was also evaluated...

A systematic review of the barriers and facilitators to the provision and use of low-tech and unaided AAC systems for people with complex communication needs and their families.

Speech-language pathologists may introduce augmentative or alternative communication (AAC) systems to people who are unable to use speech for everyday communication. Despite the benefits of AAC systems, they are significantly underutilized by the people with complex communication needs. The current review aimed to synthesize the barriers and facilitators to the provision and use of low-tech and unaided AAC systems.  Materials and methods: Relevant literature was identified via a systematic search strategy....

High-Tech/High-Touch Nursing Care in the Genomic Era.

In this column, nurse practitioner, educator, and scientist Dr Andrew Dwyer describes his program of translational research aimed at advancing nurses' crucial role in delivering person-centered care and engaging consumers to make informed decisions for genetic testing that are in line with their values and preferences.

Older adult fall prevention practices among primary care providers at accountable care organizations: A pilot study.

Falls are a serious and common problem among older adults. Low-tech, inexpensive, community-based fall prevention programs have been shown to be both effective and cost effective, however, these programs are not well-integrated into clinical practice.

Particulate matter pollution in Kunshan High-Tech zone: Source apportionment with trace elements, plume evolution and its monitoring.

Particulate matter (PM) in the Kunshan High-Tech zone is studied during a three-month campaign. PM and trace elements are measured by the online pollution monitoring, forecast-warning and source term retrieval system AS3. Hourly measured concentrations of PM, PM and 16 trace elements in the PM section (Ca, Pb, Cu, Cl, V, Cr, Fe, Ti, Mn, Ni, Zn, Ga, As, Se, Sr, Ba) are focused. Source apportionment of trace elements by Positive Matrix Factorization modeling indicates that there are five major sources, includ...

Multiple-therapy-resistant major depressive disorder: a clinically important concept.

SummaryMany novel therapeutic options for depression exist that are either not mentioned in clinical guidelines or recommended only for use in highly specialist services. The challenge faced by clinicians is when it might be appropriate to consider such 'non-standard' interventions. This analysis proposes a framework to aid this decision.Declaration of interestIn the past 3 years R.H.M.W. has received support for research, expenses to attend conferences and fees for lecturing and consultancy work (including...

Dynamic Quadripolar Radiofrequency: Pilot Study of a New High-Tech Strategy for Prevention and Treatment of Vulvar Atrophy.

The well-being of the vulva and a woman's quality of life are distinctly correlated. Recent years have seen an increasing flow of papers about nonsurgical vulvar rejuvenation techniques. Dynamic Quadripolar RadioFrequency (DQRFTM), one of the newest light- and energy-based vulvar rejuvenation technologies, has showed to be an effective option in aesthetic gynecology.

Calculator "Available prognosis": Method of evaluation for predicting survival of patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction.

A method for predicting one-year survival of patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is required to choose a management tactics and determine indications for high-tech care at the outpatient stage.

Development of an Open-Source Laparoscopic Simulator Capable of Motion and Force Assessment: High Tech at Low Cost.

Laparoscopic simulators help improve surgical skills in an ex vivo setting. New simulators incorporate force and motion assessment, but often at high financial cost. Our goal is to establish global access to a laparoscopic simulator, which offers both traditional summative assessment (time to task completion and precision) as well as advanced formative assessment (force and motion sensing capabilities) so that educators anywhere may be able to create simulators with increased educational value.

Can Haptic Simulators Distinguish Expert Performance? A Case Study in Central Venous Catheterization in Surgical Education.

High-tech simulators are gaining popularity in surgical training programs because of their potential for improving clinical outcomes. However, most simulators are static in nature and only represent a single anatomical patient configuration. The Dynamic Haptic Robotic Training (DHRT) system was developed to simulate these diverse patient anatomies during Central Venous Catheterization (CVC) training. This article explores the use of the DHRT system to evaluate objective metrics for CVC insertion by comparin...

Research on the dispersion of carbon nanotubes by ultrasonic oscillation, surfactant and centrifugation respectively and fiscal policies for its industrial development.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted wide attention because of their unique structure and properties. However, the prepared CNTs often present agglomeration state, which destroys the excellent properties of single carbon nanotubes and seriously affects the application of carbon nanotubes. How to effectively disperse carbon nanotubes has become an urgent problem to be solved. There are many factors affecting the dispersion of carbon nanotubes. In this paper, the effects of three aspects of surfactant, ultr...

Correction: Liver enzymes.

In the article by Agganis B, Lee D, Sepe T (Liver enzymes: No trivial elevations, even if asymptomatic. Cleve Clin J Med 2018; 85(8):612-617, doi:10.3949/ccjm.85a.17103), an error occurred on page 613, in the second paragraph in the section about alcohol intake. The words ALT and AST were reversed. The paragraph should read as follows: The exact pathogenesis of alcoholic hepatitis is incompletely understood, but alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and damage likely occurs during metabolism of the...

Modern High-Tech Contact Lenses 2018 - More than Correction of Refractive Error.

In the last decades contact lenses have conquered a first place in curing refraction errors as well as treatment option in the medical field especially for corneal diseases. The reason is the advanced technology in cutting design variations. Each type of refraction error can be solved. Complications post Lasik as secondary ectasia are managed by contact lenses as well as keratoconus eyes. There is a new-build strong teamwork with surgery. New and more common today are special designed lenses for presbyopia ...

Ground reaction force metrics are not strongly correlated with tibial bone load when running across speeds and slopes: Implications for science, sport and wearable tech.

Tibial stress fractures are a common overuse injury resulting from the accumulation of bone microdamage due to repeated loading. Researchers and wearable device developers have sought to understand or predict stress fracture risks, and other injury risks, by monitoring the ground reaction force (GRF, the force between the foot and ground), or GRF correlates (e.g., tibial shock) captured via wearable sensors. Increases in GRF metrics are typically assumed to reflect increases in loading on internal biologica...

The Millennial Mindset

The U.S. Census Bureau defines the Millennial generation as those born between 1982 and 2000, placing the upper age range at 36 years old. The largest generation in US history, outnumbering Baby Boomers and representing more than one-quarter of the US population, they are poised to reshape the economy. They are outspending Baby Boomers 2 to 1 on self-care, and the ASDS 2016 annual survey reported that, in the prior year, patients under 30 saw 20% growth in neuromodulators and 100% growth in injectable fille...

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