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An optimization design proposal of automated guided vehicles for mixed type transportation in hospital environments

Aim The aim of this paper is to present an optimization proposal in the automated guided vehicles design used in hospital logistics, as well as to analyze the impact of its implementation in a real environment. Method This proposal is based on the design of those elements that would allow the vehicles to deliver an extra cart by the towing method. So, the proposal intention is to ...

Prediction of long-term outcomes of HIV-infected patients developing non-AIDS events using a multistate approach

13 / 16 Author Contributions Conceptualization: Mar MasiaÂ, Sergio Padilla, FeÂlix GutieÂrrez. Data curation: Mar MasiaÂ, Sergio Padilla, Santiago Moreno, Jose A. Iribarren, Jorge del Romero, Juan ... L. GoÂmez-Sirvent, MarÂõa Rivero, Francesc Vidal, Antonio A. Campins. Formal analysis: Mar MasiaÂ, Sergio Padilla, Xavier Barber, FeÂlix GutieÂrrez. Funding acquisition: Mar MasiaÂ, FeÂlix

Environmental factors influencing the spatio-temporal distribution of Carybdea marsupialis (Lineo, 1978, Cubozoa) in South-Western Mediterranean coasts

ValparaÂõso, ValparaÂõso, Chile, 2 Marine Biology and Oceanography Department, Institut de Ciències del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientÂõficas , Barcelona , Spain , 3 Dipartimento di Scienze ... ( 15 mm) individuals. The Spanish Ministry of the Environment (DireccioÂn General de Sostenibilidad de la Costa y el Mar) and the regional environmental authority (DireccioÂn General del Agua) supported

Ethnicity and the first diagnosis of a wide range of cardiovascular diseases: Associations in a linked electronic health record cohort of 1 million patients

Background While the association of ethnic group with individual cardiovascular diseases has been studied, little is known about ethnic differences in the initial lifetime presentation of clinical cardiovascular disease in contemporary populations. Methods and results We studied 1,068,318 people, aged ≥30 years and free from diagnosed CVD at baseline (90.9% White, 3.6% South Asian ...

Procalcitonin for selecting the antibiotic regimen in outpatients with low-risk community-acquired pneumonia using a rapid point-of-care testing: A single-arm clinical trial

Objective We aimed to assess the role of procalcitonin (PCT) to guide the initial selection of the antibiotic regimen for low-risk community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Methods A single-arm clinical trial was conducted including outpatients with CAP and Pneumonia Severity Index risk classes I-II. Antimicrobial selection was based on the results of PCT measured with a rapid ...

Unintentional weight loss: Clinical characteristics and outcomes in a prospective cohort of 2677 patients

Background Whereas there are numerous studies on unintentional weight loss (UWL), these have been limited by small sample sizes, short or variable follow‐up, and focus on older patients. Although some case series have revealed that malignancies escaping early detection and uncovered subsequently are exceptional, reported follow-ups have been too short or unspecified and necropsies ...

Controlled delivery of tauroursodeoxycholic acid from biodegradable microspheres slows retinal degeneration and vision loss in P23H rats

Successful drug therapies for treating ocular diseases require effective concentrations of neuroprotective compounds maintained over time at the site of action. The purpose of this work was to assess the efficacy of intravitreal controlled delivery of tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) encapsulated in poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres for the treatment of the ...

Human metapnuemovirus infections in hospitalized children and comparison with other respiratory viruses. 2005-2014 prospective study

Background Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) has an important etiological role in acute lower respiratory infections in children under five years. Our objectives were to estimate the relative contribution of HMPV to hospitalization in children with acute respiratory infection, to define the clinical and epidemiological features of HMPV single and multiple infections, and to compare HMPV ...

Traffic-related air pollution and spectacles use in schoolchildren

, China, 9 IMIM-Parc Salut Mar , Spain - OPEN ACCESS Funding: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the ERC Grant Agreement number 268479 ... and the BREATHE project was approved (No. 2010/41221/I) by the Clinical Research Ethical Committee of the Parc de Salut MAR, Barcelona, Spain. Outcome and covariate data We considered the use of

Aspergillus sydowii and Other Potential Fungal Pathogens in Gorgonian Octocorals of the Ecuadorian Pacific

(Corallium rubrum L.) . Mar Biol . 2006 ; 149 : 1059 ± 1070 . doi: 10 .1007/s00227-006- 0302-8 6. Gates RD , Ainsworth TD . The nature and taxonomic composition of coral symbiomes as drivers of performance ... limits in scleractinian corals . J Exp Mar Bio Ecol . Elsevier B.V. ; 2011 ; 408 : 94 ± 101 . doi: 10 . 1016/j.jembe. 2011 . 07 .029 7. NystroÈm M , Folke C , Moberg F. Coral reef disturbance and

Executive Functioning in Men with Schizophrenia and Substance Use Disorders. Influence of Lifetime Suicide Attempts

Background Lifetime suicide attempts in patients with comorbidity between psychotic disorders and Substance Use Disorder (SUD), known as dual diagnosis, was associated with a worse clinical and cognitive state, poor prognosis and premature death. However, to date no previous study has examined the cognitive performance of these patients considering as independent the presence or ...

Preclinical Immunomodulation by the Probiotic Bifidobacterium breve M-16V in Early Life

This study aimed to investigate the effect of supplementation with the probiotic Bifidobacterium breve M-16V on the maturation of the intestinal and circulating immune system during suckling. In order to achieve this purpose, neonatal Lewis rats were supplemented with the probiotic strain from the 6th to the 18th day of life. The animals were weighed during the study, and faecal ...

Differences in gut microbiota profile between women with active lifestyle and sedentary women

Physical exercise is a tool to prevent and treat some of the chronic diseases affecting the world’s population. A mechanism through which exercise could exert beneficial effects in the body is by provoking alterations to the gut microbiota, an environmental factor that in recent years has been associated with numerous chronic diseases. Here we show that physical exercise performed ...

Bleeding Risk with Long-Term Low-Dose Aspirin: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies

Background Low-dose aspirin has proven effectiveness in secondary and primary prevention of cardiovascular events, but is also associated with an increased risk of major bleeding events. For primary prevention, this absolute risk must be carefully weighed against the benefits of aspirin; such assessments are currently limited by a lack of data from general populations. Methods ...

Diagnostic Accuracy of the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF®) Score Using HCV-Infected Serum Samples Cryopreserved for up to 25 Years

, Spain, 3 Laboratori de Referència de Catalunya, Barcelona , Spain , 4 Pathology Department, Hospital del Mar , Barcelona , Spain 2 Editor: Pavel Strnad , Medizinische Fakultat der RWTH Aachen , GERMANY

Mixtures of Two Bile Alcohol Sulfates Function as a Proximity Pheromone in Sea Lamprey

Unique mixtures of pheromone components are commonly identified in insects, and have been shown to increase attractiveness towards conspecifics when reconstructed at the natural ratio released by the signaler. In previous field studies of pheromones that attract female sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus, L.), putative components of the male-released mating pheromone included the newly ...

The Protein Kinase CK2 Mediates Cross-Talk between Auxin- and Salicylic Acid-Signaling Pathways in the Regulation of PINOID Transcription

. 2011 ; 356 : 233 - 40 . doi: 10 .1007/s11010- 011 -0970-7 PMID: 21739152 41. Moreno-Romero J , Armengot L , Mar Marquès-Bueno M , Britt A , Carmen Martínez M. CK2 -defective Arabidopsis plants exhibit

New Design for Rapid Prototyping of Digital Master Casts for Multiple Dental Implant Restorations

Aim This study proposes the replacement of all the physical devices used in the manufacturing of conventional prostheses through the use of digital tools, such as 3D scanners, CAD design software, 3D implants files, rapid prototyping machines or reverse engineering software, in order to develop laboratory work models from which to finish coatings for dental prostheses. Different ...

Poor phenotype-genotype association in a large series of patients with Type III Bartter syndrome

Introduction Type III Bartter syndrome (BS) is an autosomal recessive renal tubule disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the CLCNKB gene, which encodes the chloride channel protein ClC-Kb. In this study, we carried out a complete clinical and genetic characterization in a cohort of 30 patients, one of the largest series described. By comparing with other published ...

Cytotoxicity of Cyanoacrylate-Based Tissue Adhesives and Short-Term Preclinical In Vivo Biocompatibility in Abdominal Hernia Repair

Pérez-Köhler Andreé Kühnhardt Mar Fernández-Gutiérrez 1 Julio San Román 1 Juan Manuel Bellón Alberto G Passi, University of Insubria, ITALY 0 Department of Medicine and Medical Specialities, Faculty of