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Gomoiu I.,National University of Arts of Bucharest | Mohanu D.,National University of Arts of Bucharest | Radvan R.,Romanian National Institute for Optoelectronics | Dumbravician M.,National University of Arts of Bucharest | And 5 more authors.
Acta Physica Polonica A | Year: 2017

The microclimate monitoring of Humor Monastery, Tismana Monastery and the refectory of Hurezi monastic complex from Romania was performed in order to investigate its effect on the growth of bacteria isolated from infilling mortar. According to the results, microclimate parameters values in Humor Monastery and the refectory of Hurezi monastic complex were similar but specific for each season due to the absence of central heating. Opposite, in Tismana Monastery with central heating, no remarkable differences were noticed during the year. Laboratory results showed that Halobacillus sp., Halobacillus naozhouensis and Nesterenkonia sp. were able to grow in the temperature range between 4 and 37 °C with optimum at 28 °C, respectively 15 °C. The microclimate parameters from all objectives are favorable for carotenoid producing bacteria which developed true pink biofilms very well attached by the original and infilling mortar as well as by pictorial layer, hiding the real color of mural painting. The microbial origin of pink pigmentation on frescoes from Romanian historical monuments was demonstrated.

Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study including 893 parasuicide events recorded prospectively in 17 emergency rooms of state hospitals in two neighboring counties over three years. Information on each case was recorded on a standardized monitoring form that covered a series of sociodemographic and psychosocial features.Results: In 2007, parasuicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants were 47.7 for females, 17.7 for males, and 32.5 for both genders. Suicide attempts were more common in women in all age groups except ≥50 years. The most common methods of deliberate self-harm were as follows: medical drug/toxic substance ingestion (93.3%), hanging (1.7%), and cutting or stabbing (3.6%). Housewives (53.8%) formed the largest group among women. Physical domestic violence was a common reason for suicide attempts in women aged 15-34 years. The only cited reason for suicide attempts that was predominant in males was financial difficulties. A previous psychiatric diagnosis was present in 19.5% of parasuicide cases, and the rate of seeing a doctor for psychiatric reasons in the last 6 months prior to the sicide attempt was 15.8%.Conclusion: Self-poisoning is the most common method for attempted suicide. The risk groups in our region appeared to be younger and married females. The epidemiology of suicide attempt cases in our region resembles a mixture of both European and Asian communities’ parasuicide patterns.Objective: In this study, we aimed to assess the epidemiology of suicide attempts, especially focusing on rates and trends in Northeastern Turkey. © 2014, Cukurova Univ Tip Fakultesi Psikiyatri Anabilim Dali. All rights reserved.

Morganti P.,2nd University of Naples | Morganti P.,Shenyang University | Morganti P.,Mavi Sud s.r.l | Del Ciotto P.,Mavi Sud s.r.l | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Applied Cosmetology | Year: 2014

Before the skin treatment, different Chitin Nanofibril-Hyaluronan (CN-HA) block copolymeric nanoparticles, entrapping known whitening agents, were controlled in vitro to verify their activity on the melanogenetic process. It was controlled in vitro their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity together with the possibility to interfere on melanin synthesis and melanosome transfer. From the obtained results it has been shown that the combined activity of different whitening agents entrapped into natural nanoparticles as carrier, gives as result an interesting depigmenting effectiveness without any side effect.A new study is in progress to confirm these data.This preliminary study reports the whitening efficacy obtained in vivo by the contemporary topical use of 3 cosmetic emulsions enriched with the designed nanoparticles and applied for a period of 6 months on the skin of 40 voluntary subjects, female and male, affected by hyperpigmentation in different skin areas. © - Centre Studi Emigrazione - Roma 2014.

Santucci L.,Instituto Giannina Gaslini | Candiano G.,Instituto Giannina Gaslini | Petretto A.,Instituto Giannina Gaslini | Lavarello C.,Instituto Giannina Gaslini | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Chromatography A | Year: 2013

The present report tries to assess the possibility of performing capture of proteomes via combinatorial peptide ligand libraries (CPLL) in a two-dimensional (2D) mode, i.e. via orthogonal complementarity in the capture phase. To that aim, serum proteins are captured at physiological pH either at low ionic strength (25. mM NaCl) or at high concentrations of lyotropic salts of the Hofmeister series (1. M ammonium sulphate) favouring hydrophobic interaction. Indeed such 2D mechanisms seems to be operative, since 52% of the captured proteins are common to the two capture modes, 20% are specific only of the "ionic" interaction mode and 28% are found only in the "hydrophobically" driven interaction. As an additional bonus, losses of protein species from the initial sample, one of the major drawbacks of CPLLs, are diminished to about 5% and are found only in the ionic capture, whereas the hydrophobically engendered capture is loss-free. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Henry K.S.,Academy | Cole D.M.,U.S. Army | Durell G.D.,U.S. Army
Geotechnical Special Publication | Year: 2013

Repeated-load triaxial tests were conducted to examine mixing of coarse aggregate placed over a layer of silt with and without geotextile separators. A range of silt densities was tested without the separators to examine the mixing conditions. Medium density (i.e., close to optimum dry density), saturated and unsaturated silt specimens were tested with and without geotextile separators to examine the separator function. Deformation gauges mounted directly on the specimens provided strains within each layer and across the interface between the two layers. Mixing occurred due either to downward movement of the aggregate or a combination of downward movement of the aggregate and upward movement of fines. Geotextile separators prevented mixing in saturated, medium-density silt. When the silt was not saturated prior to testing, mixing did not occur and the geotextile separator was not required. © 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Christov I.,Academy | Bortolan G.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience | Simova I.,National Diagnostics
Computing in Cardiology | Year: 2013

The trend of the morphology changes of cardiac depolarization and repolarization during exercise ECG test were examined in a group of 106 individuals. The ratio between the second and the first eigenvalues of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was considered. The increasing and decreasing trends of PCA-QRS and PCA-T were classified as homogeneous and the rest as heterogeneous and their relationship with clinical data were studied. © 2013 CCAL.

Yavuz F.,Military Hospital of Etimesgut | Duman I.,Academy | Taskaynatan M.A.,Academy | Tan A.K.,Academy
Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation | Year: 2014

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy and ultrasound therapy in the treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty one patients with subacromial impingement syndrome were randomly assigned to low-level laser therapy group (n=16) and ultrasound therapy group (n=15). Study participants received 10 treatment sessions of low-level laser therapy or ultrasound therapy over a period of two-consecutive weeks (five days per week). Outcome measures (visual analogue pain scale, Shoulder Pain and Disability Index -SPADI-, patient's satisfactory level and sleep interference score) were assessed before treatment and at the 1st and 3rd months after treatment. All patients were analyzed by the intent-to-treat principle. RESULTS: Mean reduction in VAS pain, SPADI disability and sleep interference scores from baseline to after 1 month, and 3 months of treatment was statistically significant in both groups (P< 0.05). However, there was no significant difference in the mean change in VAS pain, SPADI disability and sleep interference scores between the two groups (P > 0.05). The mean level of patient satisfaction in group 1 at the first and third months after treatment was 72.45 ± 23.45 mm and 71.50 ± 16.54 mm, respectively. The mean level of patient satisfaction in group 2 at the first and third months after treatment was 70.38 ± 21.52 mm and 72.09 ± 13.42 mm, respectively. There was no significant difference in the mean level of patient satisfaction between the two groups (p > 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that efficacy of both treatments were comparable to each other in regarding reducing pain severity and functional disability in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome. Based on our findings, we conclude that low-level laser therapy may be considered as an effective alternative to ultrasound based therapy in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome especially ultrasound based therapy is contraindicated. © 2014 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

Academy | Date: 2015-01-08

Disclosed is a fishing line container that may include, in some instances, a first container portion and a second container portion movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration, a first fishing rod opening in the fishing line container, wherein the first container portion has a first portion of the first fishing rod opening and the second container portion has a second portion. The first container portion may include a first portion of the second fishing rod opening and the second container portion may includes a second portion of the second fishing rod opening. The first and second fishing rod openings may be aligned such that a portion of a fishing rod can extend through the fishing line container. A first fishing line opening in the fishing line container may be configured to allow fishing line to be drawn from the fishing line container.

Academy | Date: 2015-05-27

Disclosed is a mobile cart that may include, in some instances, a framework assembly comprising an extended configuration and a collapsed configuration, at least two wheels attached to the framework assembly, and a removable liner secured to the framework assembly in a removable fashion. The removable liner may include a collapsible floor, at least three collapsible sides extending vertically from the collapsible floor, and at least one retaining member. The mobile cart may include at least three corners and the at least one retaining member may be configured such that the removable liner can be selectively removed from and secured to the framework assembly.

Water-resistant waders may incorporate a waist lock system to reduce the likelihood of water entering the waders below the wearers waist area while the waders are being worn during water-based activities, such as fishing or hunting. The waders may include a waist lock system formed of a ring of water-resistant material that may be firmly positioned around the waist area of the wearer such that it may create a flap and seal structure. If water reaches the top portion of the waist lock system, the waist lock system generally may prevent or at least minimize the water that may penetrate the waist lock system and enter the waders, particularly below the wearers waist area, such as the wearers feet and legs.

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