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News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Intel and Dell are among the first group of global renowned companies to take root in this city. Intel now has introduced its world-top "high-end testing technology" into the plant in Chengdu and Dell Chengdu Global Operation Centre has now become the operation centre with highest operating efficiency around the world, they are witnesses to the rise of Chengdu. Over 278 Fortune Global 500 companies have made their dwellings in Chengdu with many more on the way due to the state-backed strategies to further develop the Silk Road Economic Belt, the Yangtze River Economic Zone and Tianfu New Area. To further attract and converge batches of world-top scientists, engineers and leading personnel in innovation and entrepreneurship and create a world-class talents pool and the land for business development and realization of value for the sake of rapid growth of scientific and technical corporation and newly-established firm, Chengdu prioritizes the "human resources development" as its ensuring five-year development goal, pointing out the construction of a talents-oriented city with international competitiveness. Chengdu has clearly put forward that Chengdu will provide more public resources and policy supports for young talents, create more opportunities for success and make "Chengdu drifters" become the fashion! According to IBtimes.com, "Chengdu is a hub of sorts for a lot of tech manufacturing. Somewhere between one-third and one-half of all iPads sold around the world are assembled in Chengdu, while about half of Intel's microchips are also made in this city. But the city is striving to be more than just a manufacturer, but a Silicon Valley of sorts. 'Software Park' is intended to focus more on innovation rather than immediate money-making schemes." The new round "Western Development" Program for helping to spark the recent entrepreneurial surge because it enabled, "Startups one-year interest-free loans, giving them incentive to put down roots in Chengdu." To fuel the city's entrepreneur goal driven endeavor and convenience, in 2016 during the 22nd World Route Development Forum, the Chengdu city government alongside Sichuan Province Airport Group, signed agreements with six airlines to pave the way for nine non-stop air routes. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, called Chengdu a perfect destination due to its large population and good geographical location. "The new route will open a gateway to western China. I hope it will further boost the bilateral development between Asia and Africa in tourism, trade and investment," he said. Adrian Newton, an executive at UBM EMEA - organizer of the forum, said, "The opening of the nine new international routes will further improve its status as an international aviation hub," he said. Chengdu has set up 95 international routes, covering the first tiers cities like London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, San Francisco and Melbourne. In 2016, the passenger throughput of Chengdu Shuangliu Airport hit 46.04 million person-time, which made the airport the largest air transportation hub in China's central and western region. Experts expect annual passenger volume in Chengdu to reach well over 60 million travelers by 2020 and the city plan's in building a new airport are well on their way and are optimistic on completing the airport by 2019. to further bolster the innovation flame. The 3rd China (Chengdu) Global Innovation Entrepreneurship Fair will be held on May 10th - May 12th, 2017 at Chengdu Century City International Convention and Exhibition Center Chengdu, China. The entire fair will include 3 different activities that will make up the whole session: exhibition, project roadshow and the 2017 China Western Financial Center Forum. 2016 GIEF brought over 70,000 participants and a tremendous vitality to the city's innovation and entrepreneurship. Last year, 3,000 projects were completed bringing in an estimated value of RMB 16 billion. This tripled 2015 fair results and 2017 aims even higher. Aiming to be always bigger and greater, 2017 China (Chengdu) Global Innovation Entrepreneurship Fair will seek to target industries that include: Intelligent Manufacturing, Visual Reality, UAV, Medical instruments, Intelligent Traffic, Robots and New Materials. The generative fair is back to creating an important platform for innovation and entrepreneur international communication, that is making Chengdu the standard for cities in pursuit of tech start-up marvels. Chengdu, a super lager central city of West China with 16 million people, pushes the innovation as the driving forces for the city development, accelerates the establishment of an innovation and entrepreneur center for the modern world, seeks to be the new global "Silicon Valley".


News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Intel and Dell are among the first group of global renowned companies to take root in this city. Intel now has introduced its world-top "high-end testing technology" into the plant in Chengdu and Dell Chengdu Global Operation Centre has now become the operation centre with highest operating efficiency around the world, they are witnesses to the rise of Chengdu. Over 278 Fortune Global 500 companies have made their dwellings in Chengdu with many more on the way due to the state-backed strategies to further develop the Silk Road Economic Belt, the Yangtze River Economic Zone and Tianfu New Area. To further attract and converge batches of world-top scientists, engineers and leading personnel in innovation and entrepreneurship and create a world-class talents pool and the land for business development and realization of value for the sake of rapid growth of scientific and technical corporation and newly-established firm, Chengdu prioritizes the "human resources development" as its ensuring five-year development goal, pointing out the construction of a talents-oriented city with international competitiveness. Chengdu has clearly put forward that Chengdu will provide more public resources and policy supports for young talents, create more opportunities for success and make "Chengdu drifters" become the fashion! According to IBtimes.com, "Chengdu is a hub of sorts for a lot of tech manufacturing. Somewhere between one-third and one-half of all iPads sold around the world are assembled in Chengdu, while about half of Intel's microchips are also made in this city. But the city is striving to be more than just a manufacturer, but a Silicon Valley of sorts. 'Software Park' is intended to focus more on innovation rather than immediate money-making schemes." The new round "Western Development" Program for helping to spark the recent entrepreneurial surge because it enabled, "Startups one-year interest-free loans, giving them incentive to put down roots in Chengdu." To fuel the city's entrepreneur goal driven endeavor and convenience, in 2016 during the 22nd World Route Development Forum, the Chengdu city government alongside Sichuan Province Airport Group, signed agreements with six airlines to pave the way for nine non-stop air routes. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, called Chengdu a perfect destination due to its large population and good geographical location. "The new route will open a gateway to western China. I hope it will further boost the bilateral development between Asia and Africa in tourism, trade and investment," he said. Adrian Newton, an executive at UBM EMEA - organizer of the forum, said, "The opening of the nine new international routes will further improve its status as an international aviation hub," he said. Chengdu has set up 95 international routes, covering the first tiers cities like London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, San Francisco and Melbourne. In 2016, the passenger throughput of Chengdu Shuangliu Airport hit 46.04 million person-time, which made the airport the largest air transportation hub in China's central and western region. Experts expect annual passenger volume in Chengdu to reach well over 60 million travelers by 2020 and the city plan's in building a new airport are well on their way and are optimistic on completing the airport by 2019. to further bolster the innovation flame. The 3rd China (Chengdu) Global Innovation Entrepreneurship Fair will be held on May 10th - May 12th, 2017 at Chengdu Century City International Convention and Exhibition Center Chengdu, China. The entire fair will include 3 different activities that will make up the whole session: exhibition, project roadshow and the 2017 China Western Financial Center Forum. 2016 GIEF brought over 70,000 participants and a tremendous vitality to the city's innovation and entrepreneurship. Last year, 3,000 projects were completed bringing in an estimated value of RMB 16 billion. This tripled 2015 fair results and 2017 aims even higher. Aiming to be always bigger and greater, 2017 China (Chengdu) Global Innovation Entrepreneurship Fair will seek to target industries that include: Intelligent Manufacturing, Visual Reality, UAV, Medical instruments, Intelligent Traffic, Robots and New Materials. The generative fair is back to creating an important platform for innovation and entrepreneur international communication, that is making Chengdu the standard for cities in pursuit of tech start-up marvels. Chengdu, a super lager central city of West China with 16 million people, pushes the innovation as the driving forces for the city development, accelerates the establishment of an innovation and entrepreneur center for the modern world, seeks to be the new global "Silicon Valley". To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chengdu-the-new-global-silicon-valley-300453114.html


News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

CHENGDU, China, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chengdu, the mega central city in southwest China, is now bold in striding to an innovation and entrepreneurial center with international influence. Aiming to realize its target, Chengdu will scramble to scale the heights of technological advances, attach more importance to the new momentum fostered by innovation, enhance the market's capability of gathering and distributing the elements of innovation, focus on the high-end of industry, embrace green GDP, striving to be the Silicon Valley in western China and taking the innovation and entrepreneurial as a powerful driving forces for the sustainable development of Chengdu. Intel and Dell are among the first group of global renowned companies to take root in this city. Intel now has introduced its world-top "high-end testing technology" into the plant in Chengdu and Dell Chengdu Global Operation Centre has now become the operation centre with highest operating efficiency around the world, they are witnesses to the rise of Chengdu. Over 278 Fortune Global 500 companies have made their dwellings in Chengdu with many more on the way due to the state-backed strategies to further develop the Silk Road Economic Belt, the Yangtze River Economic Zone and Tianfu New Area. To further attract and converge batches of world-top scientists, engineers and leading personnel in innovation and entrepreneurship and create a world-class talents pool and the land for business development and realization of value for the sake of rapid growth of scientific and technical corporation and newly-established firm, Chengdu prioritizes the "human resources development" as its ensuring five-year development goal, pointing out the construction of a talents-oriented city with international competitiveness. Chengdu has clearly put forward that Chengdu will provide more public resources and policy supports for young talents, create more opportunities for success and make "Chengdu drifters" become the fashion! According to IBtimes.com, "Chengdu is a hub of sorts for a lot of tech manufacturing. Somewhere between one-third and one-half of all iPads sold around the world are assembled in Chengdu, while about half of Intel's microchips are also made in this city. But the city is striving to be more than just a manufacturer, but a Silicon Valley of sorts. 'Software Park' is intended to focus more on innovation rather than immediate money-making schemes." The new round "Western Development" Program for helping to spark the recent entrepreneurial surge because it enabled, "Startups one-year interest-free loans, giving them incentive to put down roots in Chengdu." To fuel the city's entrepreneur goal driven endeavor and convenience, in 2016 during the 22nd World Route Development Forum, the Chengdu city government alongside Sichuan Province Airport Group, signed agreements with six airlines to pave the way for nine non-stop air routes. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, called Chengdu a perfect destination due to its large population and good geographical location. "The new route will open a gateway to western China. I hope it will further boost the bilateral development between Asia and Africa in tourism, trade and investment," he said. Adrian Newton, an executive at UBM EMEA - organizer of the forum, said, "The opening of the nine new international routes will further improve its status as an international aviation hub," he said. Chengdu has set up 95 international routes, covering the first tiers cities like London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, San Francisco and Melbourne. In 2016, the passenger throughput of Chengdu Shuangliu Airport hit 46.04 million person-time, which made the airport the largest air transportation hub in China's central and western region. Experts expect annual passenger volume in Chengdu to reach well over 60 million travelers by 2020 and the city plan's in building a new airport are well on their way and are optimistic on completing the airport by 2019. to further bolster the innovation flame. The 3rd China (Chengdu) Global Innovation Entrepreneurship Fair will be held on May 10th - May 12th, 2017 at Chengdu Century City International Convention and Exhibition Center Chengdu, China. The entire fair will include 3 different activities that will make up the whole session: exhibition, project roadshow and the 2017 China Western Financial Center Forum. 2016 GIEF brought over 70,000 participants and a tremendous vitality to the city's innovation and entrepreneurship. Last year, 3,000 projects were completed bringing in an estimated value of RMB 16 billion. This tripled 2015 fair results and 2017 aims even higher. Aiming to be always bigger and greater, 2017 China (Chengdu) Global Innovation Entrepreneurship Fair will seek to target industries that include: Intelligent Manufacturing, Visual Reality, UAV, Medical instruments, Intelligent Traffic, Robots and New Materials. The generative fair is back to creating an important platform for innovation and entrepreneur international communication, that is making Chengdu the standard for cities in pursuit of tech start-up marvels. Chengdu, a super lager central city of West China with 16 million people, pushes the innovation as the driving forces for the city development, accelerates the establishment of an innovation and entrepreneur center for the modern world, seeks to be the new global "Silicon Valley". To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chengdu-the-new-global-silicon-valley-300453114.html


Horga G.,Hospital Clinic of Barcelona | Horga G.,University of Barcelona | Parellada E.,Hospital Clinic of Barcelona | Parellada E.,University of Barcelona | And 22 more authors.
Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience | Year: 2011

Background: Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are a core symptom of schizophrenia. Previous reports on neural activity patterns associated with AVHs are inconsistent, arguably owing to the lack of an adequate control group (i.e., patients with similar characteristics but without AVHs) and neglect of the potential confounding effects of medication. Methods: The current study was conducted in a homo - gen eous group of patients with schizophrenia to assess whether the presence or absence of AVHs was associated with differential regional cerebral glucose metabolic patterns. We investigated differences between patients with commenting AVHs and patients without AVHs among a group of dextral antipsychotic-naive inpatients with acute first-episode schizophrenia examined with [18F]fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) at rest. Univariate and multivariate approaches were used to establish between-group differences. Results: We included 9 patients with AVHs and 7 patients without AVHs in this study. Patients experiencing AVHs during FDG uptake had significantly higher metabolic rates in the left superior and middle temporal cortices, bilateral superior medial frontal cortex and left caudate nucleus (cluster level p < 0.005, family wise error-corrected, and bootstrap ratio > 3.3, respectively). Additionally, the multivariate method identified hippocampal-parahippocampal, cerebellar and parietal relative hypoactivity during AVHs in both hemispheres (bootstrap ratio < -3.3). Limitations: The FDG-PET imaging technique does not provide information regarding the temporal course of neural activity. The limited sample size may have increased the risk of false-negative findings. Conclusion: Our results indicate that AVHs in patients with schizophrenia may be mediated by an alteration of neural pathways responsible for normal language function. Our findings also point to the potential role of the dominant caudate nucleus and the parahippocampal gyri in the pathophysiology of AVHs. We discuss the relevance of phenomenology-based grouping in the study of AVHs. © 2011 Canadian Medical Association.


Alvarez P.,Center Forum | Urretavizcaya M.,Hospital Of Bellvitge | Benlloch L.,Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa | Vallejo J.,Hospital Of Bellvitge | Menchon J.M.,Hospital Of Bellvitge
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry | Year: 2011

Objective Several studies have reported clinical and biological differences between early- and late-onset (EO and LO) depression, which suggest different underlying aetiological processes. The aim of the present study is to examine whether there are differences between EO and LO depressed patients with melancholy, controlling for current age, with regard to clinical variables, vascular risk factors and family history of affective disorders or suicide. Methods One hundred and twenty-one melancholic patients were divided into three groups: patients with current age and onset earlier than 60 (N = 60), patients aged 60 or over and with onset at 60 or later (N = 30) and patients aged 60 or over and with onset before the age of 60 (N = 31). Systematic clinical data were collected with the structured interview 'The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia'. Symptom ratings at admission and at discharge were assessed by means of the 21-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, the Hamilton Anxiety Scale and the Widlöcher Depression Retardation Scale. Family history of affective disorders or suicide was obtained using the Family History Research Diagnostic Criteria. Vascular risk factors were also recorded. Results The only symptoms that differed across the groups were feelings of anger and irritability, which scored lower in the LO older group. No other significant differences were found in the variables studied. Conclusion According to this study, LO depression with melancholia should not be considered as a distinct entity. Further studies on EO and LO-depression should consider this diagnostic subtype, among others, as a key variable. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Robles M.J.,Center Forum | Formiga F.,Lhospitalet Of Llobregat | Vidan M.T.,Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon
Medicina Clinica | Year: 2014

The fracture of the proximal femur or hip fracture in the elderly usually happens after a fall and carries a high morbidity and mortality. One of the most common complications during hospitalization for hip fracture is the onset of delirium or acute confusional state that in elderly patients has a negative impact on the hospital stay, and prognosis, worsening functional ability, cognitive status and mortality. Also the development of delirium during hospitalization increases health care costs. Strategies to prevent and treat delirium during hospitalization for hip fracture have been less studied. In this context, this paper aims to conduct a review of the literature on strategies that exist in the prevention and treatment of delirium in elderly patients with hip fracture.© 2013 Elsevier Espan a, S.L. All rights reserved.


Alvarez P.,Center Forum | Puente V.M.,Center Forum | Blasco M.J.,Center Forum | Salgado P.,Center Forum | And 2 more authors.
Psychopathology | Year: 2012

Koro and Cotard syndromes are uncommon conditions described in a variety of psychiatric and medical disorders. The authors report the third case of a simultaneous presentation of both syndromes, in a 62-year-old inpatient Spanish male with major depressive disorder with psychotic features, parkinsonism and cognitive impairment. A discussion of the literature and the possible relationship between both syndromes and other neuropsychiatric disorders are presented. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.


Farre N.,Autonomous University of Barcelona | Gomez M.,Autonomous University of Barcelona | Molina L.,Autonomous University of Barcelona | Cladellas M.,Autonomous University of Barcelona | And 6 more authors.
Revista española de cardiología (English ed.) | Year: 2014

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess the prognostic value of NT-proBNP in patients with asymptomatic moderate/severe aortic stenosis and to validate an adapted Monin score using natriuretic peptide levels in our setting.METHODS: Prospective study of 237 patients with degenerative asymptomatic moderate/severe aortic stenosis. NT-proBNP was determined in all patients, who were then followed up clinically. The adapted Monin score was defined as follows: (peak velocity [m/s]×2)+(logn NT-proBNP×1.5)(+1.5 if woman). A clinical event was defined as surgery, hospital admission due to angina, heart failure or syncope, or death.RESULTS: A total of 51% were women, and the mean age was 74 years. Mean (SD) echocardiographic values were as follows: peak velocity 4.14 (0.87) m/s; mean gradient, 43.2 (16.0) mmHg; aortic valve area, 0.87 (0.72) cm(2), and aortic valve area index, 0.49 (0.14) cm(2)/m(2). The median NT-pro-BNP value was 490.0 [198.0-1312.0] pg/mL. There were 153 events during follow-up (median 18 months). The optimum NT-proBNP cut-point was 515 pg/mL, giving event-free survival rates at 1 and 2 years of 93% and 57%, respectively, in patients with NT-proBNP <515 pg/mL compared with 50% and 31% in those with NT-proBNP >515 pg/mL. Patients were divided into quartiles based on the Monin score. Event-free survival at 1 and 2 years was 87% and 79% in the first quartile, compared with 45% and 28% in the fourth quartile, respectively.CONCLUSIONS: NT-proBNP determination provides prognostic information in patients with asymptomatic moderate/severe aortic stenosis. The adapted Monin score is useful in our setting and allows a more precise prognosis than does the use of NT-proBNP alone. Copyright © 2013 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Center Forum
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Psychopathology | Year: 2012

Koro and Cotard syndromes are uncommon conditions described in a variety of psychiatric and medical disorders. The authors report the third case of a simultaneous presentation of both syndromes, in a 62-year-old inpatient Spanish male with major depressive disorder with psychotic features, parkinsonism and cognitive impairment. A discussion of the literature and the possible relationship between both syndromes and other neuropsychiatric disorders are presented.


PubMed | Center Forum, Hospital del Mar, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Institute Municipal dInvestigacio Medica IMIM
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Revista espanola de cardiologia (English ed.) | Year: 2014

Our objective was to assess the prognostic value of NT-proBNP in patients with asymptomatic moderate/severe aortic stenosis and to validate an adapted Monin score using natriuretic peptide levels in our setting.Prospective study of 237 patients with degenerative asymptomatic moderate/severe aortic stenosis. NT-proBNP was determined in all patients, who were then followed up clinically. The adapted Monin score was defined as follows: (peak velocity [m/s]2)+(logn NT-proBNP1.5)(+1.5 if woman). A clinical event was defined as surgery, hospital admission due to angina, heart failure or syncope, or death.A total of 51% were women, and the mean age was 74 years. Mean (SD) echocardiographic values were as follows: peak velocity 4.14 (0.87) m/s; mean gradient, 43.2 (16.0) mmHg; aortic valve area, 0.87 (0.72) cm(2), and aortic valve area index, 0.49 (0.14) cm(2)/m(2). The median NT-pro-BNP value was 490.0 [198.0-1312.0] pg/mL. There were 153 events during follow-up (median 18 months). The optimum NT-proBNP cut-point was 515 pg/mL, giving event-free survival rates at 1 and 2 years of 93% and 57%, respectively, in patients with NT-proBNP <515 pg/mL compared with 50% and 31% in those with NT-proBNP >515 pg/mL. Patients were divided into quartiles based on the Monin score. Event-free survival at 1 and 2 years was 87% and 79% in the first quartile, compared with 45% and 28% in the fourth quartile, respectively.NT-proBNP determination provides prognostic information in patients with asymptomatic moderate/severe aortic stenosis. The adapted Monin score is useful in our setting and allows a more precise prognosis than does the use of NT-proBNP alone.

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