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Physicians’ Experiences as Patients with Statin Side Effects: A Case Series

Physicians are among those prescribed statins and therefore, subject to potential statin adverse effects (AEs). There is little information on the impact of statin AEs on physicians affected by them. We sought to assess the character and impact of statin AEs occurring in physicians and retired physicians, and to ascertain whether/how personal experience of AEs moderated physicians’ ...

Skeletal and dentoalveolar bilateral dimensions in unilateral palatally impacted canine using cone beam computed tomography

Background The aim of this investigation was to compare skeletal and dentoalveolar measurements of subject with unilateral palatally impacted canine versus the unaffected contralateral side on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Methods A cross-sectional study (split mouth design) that included 28 CBCTs (i.e., 56 sides) with unilaterally impacted maxillary canines was performed. ...

China’s Illiberal Regulatory State in Comparative Perspective

This study reviews the development of Chinese regulation against the history of the development of the regulatory state in the West. Section One discusses the rise of the regulatory state in western democracies in an age of concern about state expansion. It notes that, generally speaking, the regulatory state in a liberal democratic setting has become accepted as enabling liberal ...

What does the development of medical tourism in Barbados hold for health equity? an exploratory qualitative case study

Background Although the global growth of privatized health care services in the form of medical tourism appears to generate economic benefits, there is debate about medical tourism’s impacts on health equity in countries that receive medical tourists. Studies of the processes of economic globalization in relation to social determinants of health suggest that medical tourism’s ...

Serum albumin level adjusted with C-reactive protein predicts hemodialysis patient survival

Background Malnutrition-related conditions such as protein energy wasting are affecting poor outcome of the dialysis population. The serum albumin level is often used as a marker of wasting and malnutrition. However, the serum albumin level can be affected by the presence of inflammation as well as by nutritional status. We investigated associations between serum albumin values ...

Bingham’s model in the oil and gas industry

Yield stress fluid flows occur in a great many operations and unit processes within the oil and gas industry. This paper reviews this usage within reservoir flows of heavy oil, drilling fluids and operations, wellbore cementing, hydraulic fracturing and some open-hole completions, sealing/remedial operations, e.g., squeeze cementing, lost circulation, and waxy crude oils and flow ...

Estimation of Surface Runoff from Semi-arid Ungauged Agricultural Watershed Using SCS-CN Method and Earth Observation Data Sets

In the present study, Soil Conservation Service -Curve Number (SCS-CN) method, Earth Observation (EO) data sets and Geographic Information System (GIS) have been used in order to estimate the surface runoff from Jhagrabaria an agricultural watershed of Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh (India). LANDSAT-7ETM+, NOAA data and hydrologic soil groups have been used to prepare land ...

The influence of gender on the entrepreneurial intentions of journalism students

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the gender differences in the formation of entrepreneurial intentions among future communications professionals. Building on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), it analyzes the relationships between the variables of personal attitude towards entrepreneurship (AE), perceived behavioral control (PBC) and the influence of the ...

Prediction of settled water turbidity and optimal coagulant dosage in drinking water treatment plant using a hybrid model of k-means clustering and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system

Coagulation is an important process in drinking water treatment to attain acceptable treated water quality. However, the determination of coagulant dosage is still a challenging task for operators, because coagulation is nonlinear and complicated process. Feedback control to achieve the desired treated water quality is difficult due to lengthy process time. In this research, a ...

Proposal for all-optical switchable and tunable ultrawideband monocycle generation utilizing SOA wavelength conversion and time delay

An all-optical ultrawideband monocycle generator based on wavelength conversion in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and optical tunable delay in an optical delay line (ODL) is proposed and simulated. The system achieves optically switchable in pulse polarity and tunable in both the pulsewidth and radio frequency (RF) spectrum.

Increased mercury emissions from modern dental amalgams

All types of dental amalgams contain mercury, which partly is emitted as mercury vapor. All types of dental amalgams corrode after being placed in the oral cavity. Modern high copper amalgams exhibit two new traits of increased instability. Firstly, when subjected to wear/polishing, droplets rich in mercury are formed on the surface, showing that mercury is not being strongly ...

Co-channel interference management using eICIC/FeICIC with coordinated scheduling for the coexistence of PS-LTE and LTE-R networks

In the Republic of Korea, a Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based public safety (PS)-LTE network is being built using 718~728 MHz for uplink and 773~783 MHz for downlink. However, the same bands are also assigned to the LTE-based high-speed railway (LTE-R) network, so great concerns and practical researches on co-channel interference (CCI) management schemes are urgently required. In ...

Comparison of amine-impregnated mesoporous carbon with microporous activated carbon and 13X zeolite for biogas purification

Three materials are directly compared for their potential for biogas purification: 13X zeolite, microporous activated carbon and mesoporous activated carbon impregnated with polyethyleneimine. The amine-impregnated material shows the highest selectivity for CO2 over CH4 but this should be balanced by the higher operating temperature required. All three materials could be used for ...

Virtual electricity retailer for residents under single electricity pricing environment

Various residential electricity pricing strategies provide diverse methods for calculating consumption costs. Due to the existence of electricity company monopolies and single residential electricity pricing systems, residents of certain areas have no option but to accept the electricity pricing offered to them. Based on local residential electricity pricing strategies, a virtual ...

Contaminated area instability along Ångermanälven River, northern Sweden

Industrially utilized river basins are frequently exposed to contaminants originating from polluting activities. However, the physical instability and probability of mass movement mobilization of contaminated soil into rivers have only received little attention. In this study, we present a GIS-based method to produce a regional overview of where and how contaminated areas are ...