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Pain catastrophizing is associated with altered EEG effective connectivity during pain-related mental imagery

INTRODUCTION The subjective experience of pain depends on various biopsychological factors, including pain catastrophizing (Melzack and Wall, 1965; Turk and Rudy, 1992). The tendency to catastrophize about pain was found to be one of the strongest predictors of negative pain-related outcomes leading to heightened pain intensity or lowered pain threshold (Beneciuk et al., 2010; Kjøgx et al., 2016), increased psychological distress in response to pain (Kjogx, 2016), inefficient disengagement from

Magdalena A. Ferdek, Agnieszka K. Adamczyk, Clementina M. van Rijn, Joukje M. Oosterman, Miroslaw Wyczesany

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 79 , ISSUE 1, 53–72

Review

The diagnosis and management of shoulder pain

Diagnosis is crucial in decision-making when treating a patient with shoulder pain. Ultrasound is also very important in the diagnostic and therapeutic pathway, especially when surgery is being considered. This article outlines the diagnostic pathway using the patient’s history, physical examination and ultrasound examination. It is important to correlate the clinical assessment with the imaging signs. It is also important to treat the patient and not the images as there may be abnormalities

Gina M. Allen

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 74, 234–239

Research Article

The sonoanatomy of lumbar erector spinae and its iliac attachment – the potential substrate of the iliac crest pain syndrome, an ultrasound study in healthy subjects

BackgroundIliac crest pain syndrome is a regional pain syndrome that has been identified in many patients with low back pain. Based on anatomical studies, it was suggested that the potential substrate of this syndrome might be the enthesis of the erector spinae muscle at the posterior medial iliac crest. As there have been no imaging studies of this important enthesis, our aim was to assess its characteristics by ultrasound.MethodsErector spinae enthesis was first studied in a cadaver. Then its

Plamen Todorov, Rodina Nestorova, Anastas Batalov

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 72, 16–21

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Antiallodynic effect of intrathecal resiniferatoxin on neuropathic pain model of chronic constriction injury

Introduction: Injuries and/or dysfunctions in the somatosensory system can lead to neuropathic pain. Transient receptor potential vanilloid sub-type 1 (TRPV1) play an important role in the development of allodynia and hyperalgesia following injury and the ensuing inflammatory conditions. Resiniferatoxin (RTX) is an ultrapotent synthetic TRPV1 agonist and many different administration routes are available for different mechanisms and different effects. RTX is used intraperitonially as a model of

Julia Risso Parisi, Ana Laura Martins de Andrade, Josie Resende Torres Silva, Marcelo Lourenço Silva

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 77 , ISSUE 4, 317–322

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The quest for identity through bodily pain: Female abjection in the literary work of Igiaba Scego

Introduction A recurring aspect of contemporary migrant narratives, be they literary, cinematic or aesthetic, is the representation and problematising of such concepts as home, belonging and identity. In the present article, I focus on how three of the protagonists in the literary works of Igiaba Scego, an Italian-Somali author, undergo processes of bodily pain in order to come to terms with their identity which, in the terminology of postcolonial studies, is characterised by hybridity and in

Camilla Skalle

Borderlands, Volume 18 , ISSUE 1, 64–87

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Effectiveness of different psychological interventions in reducing fixed orthodontic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background/Objective: Pain induced by tooth movement is a common experience for orthodontic patients. The effectiveness of psychological intervention, as a new approach to control pain, has not been fully explored. Hence, this systematic review and meta-analysis is intended to evaluate the analgesic effect of psychological intervention within the week after fixed orthodontic initial arch wire placement. Methods: A computerised literature search was conducted in the Medline (1966-2019), Embase

Chong Feng, Chenzhou Wu, Zhaowei Jiang, Linkun Zhang, Xizhong Zhang

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 35 , ISSUE 2, 195–209

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The effects of blocking N/OFQ receptors on orofacial pain following experimental tooth movement in rats

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide receptor (N/OFQ receptor) antagonist on orofacial pain induced by experimental tooth movement in rats. Methods: A total of 36 male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 200–300 g were divided into six groups: a control group, force group, force+saline intraperitoneal group, force+saline periodontal group, force+UFP-101 ([Nphe1,Arg14,Lys15]N/OFQ-NH2; antagonist for N/OFQ receptor) intraperitoneal group

Di Shan, Yuwei He, Hu Long, Yang Zhou, He Liu, Rui Xu, Renhuan Huang, Wenli Lai

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 32 , ISSUE 2, 206–210

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USING THE DAY RECONSTRUCTION METHOD TO QUANTIFY TIME SPENT SUFFERING AMONG OLDER ADULTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN

also measure suffering from negative symptoms, such as pain and fatigue, in 122 older adults, most of whom suffer from chronic pain. Results indicated that the method was well tolerated in this population, with over 98% of the sample providing interpretable responses. Chronic pain respondents reported spending a considerable proportion of their day suffering from pain, fatigue, and depression; a much higher proportion than reported by healthy controls (p’s < .01). Time spent suffering was

Dylan M. Smith

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 16 , ISSUE 3, 429–440

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The effect of benzocaine and ketoprofen gels on pain during fixed orthodontic appliance treatment: a randomised, double-blind, crossover trial

Aims: To compare the analgesic effect of topical benzocaine (5%) and ketoprofen (1.60 mg/mL) after 2 mm activation of 7 mm long delta loops used for maxillary en-masse orthodontic space closure. Subjects and methods: Twenty patients (seven males, 13 females, 15–25 years of age, mean age of 19.5 years) participated in a randomised crossover, double-blind trial. After appliance activation, participants were instructed to use analgesic gels and record pain perception at 2, 6, 24 hours and 2

Ladan Eslamian, Ali Borzabadi-Farahani, Hadi Gholami

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 32 , ISSUE 1, 64–72

Original Paper

Correlation of findings in clinical and high resolution ultrasonography examinations of the painful shoulder

Objective: High resolution ultrasonography is a non-painful and non-invasive imaging technique which is useful for the assessment of shoulder pain causes, as clinicalexamination often does not allow an exact diagnosis. The aim of this study was to compare the fi ndings of clinical examination and high resolution ultrasonographyin patients presenting with painful shoulder. Methods: Non-interventional observational study of 100 adult patients suffering from unilateral shoulder pain

Raphael Micheroli, Diego Kyburz, Adrian Ciurea, Beat Dubs, Martin Toniolo, Samuel Pascal Bisig, Giorgio Tamborrini

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 15 , ISSUE 60, 29–44

Research paper

Acute cold allodynia induced by oxaliplatin is attenuated by amitriptyline

Oxaliplatin is a third-generation, platinum-based antitumor drug used to treat colorectal cancer. Since its main adverse effect is neuropathic pain resulting from chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), this drug is used to study the neurobiology of CIPN in rodents and to search for analgesics that could attenuate neuropathic pain symptoms – cold and tactile allodynia that develop in most of the oxaliplatin-treated subjects. In this research, testing across various temperatures, we

Anna Furgała, Robert Sałat, Kinga Sałat

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 78 , ISSUE 4, 315–321

Original Paper

Comparison of high resolution ultrasonography with clinical findings in patients with ankle pain

Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of high resolution ultrasonography for the assessment of painful ankle joint as compared with the clinical findings. Material and Methods: A prospective study was conducted on 136 patients having history of ankle pain and referred to the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging for ultrasonography. Statistical analysis: Comparison of ultrasonography findings and clinical findings was done using McNemar Test. Results

Kunwarpal Singh, Chuni Lal Thukral, Kamlesh Gupta, Avtar Singh

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 75, 316–324

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Role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of paediatric acute osteomyelitis

Introduction Acute limb pain and swelling are a common entity in the paediatric setting, caused by various aetiologies, however in certain circumstances – such as acute osteomyelitis (AOM) – early diagnosis and management are essential to prevent serious sequelae(1). Acute osteomyelitis refers to acute infection of the bone and/or bone marrow with a duration of infection prior to treatment of less than 2 weeks. In subacute osteomyelitis, the duration of infection prior to treatment is 2 weeks

Amit Kumar Paliwal, Ravinder Sahdev, Ankur Deshwal, Birma Ram

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 84, 34–40

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Comparison of chewing gum and ibuprofen in alleviating orthodontic pain: a single centre, randomised clinical trial

Background: The aim of the present three-arm parallel trial was to compare the effectiveness of chewing gum and ibuprofen in the control of orthodontic pain. Methods: Patients to undergo orthodontic treatment at a private orthodontic clinic were randomly divided into three parallel groups, each of which took either a placebo, ibuprofen or chewing gum. The eligibility criteria included patients in the full permanent dentition with moderate crowding requiring the extraction of two mandibular and

Mohadeseh Delavarian, Mohammad Moslem Imani, Fatemeh Delavarian, Shahin Bayani

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 36 , ISSUE 1, 38–44

Review

Neurobiological Findings in Youth with Borderline Personality Disorder

, neuropsychology, neuroendocrinology, genetics, and pain perception, and it aims to integrate these findings in a developmental psychopathology model of BPD. In studies of clinical samples of adults with BPD, structural imaging studies revealed abnormalities predominantly in the frontolimbic areas. Disturbances in emotional information processing—particularly involving negative stimuli—may mediate affective dysregulation as a core feature of BPD. Genetic studies could reveal that the stability of BPD traits in

Romuald Brunner, Romy Henze, Julia Richter, Michael Kaess

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 3 , ISSUE 1, 22–30

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Inhibition of neuronal and inducible nitric oxide synthase does not affect the analgesic effects of NMDA antagonists in visceral inflammatory pain

Previously we described the antinociceptive effect of magnesium sulfate and dizocilpine (MK-801) in the visceral and somatic rat models of pain. In the somatic model of pain, we established the influence of selective inhibitors of neuronal and inducible nitric oxide synthase on the antihyperalgesic effects of magnesium sulfate and dizocilpine. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to determine in the rat model of visceral pain whether same mechanisms are involved in the

Dragana Srebro, Sonja Vučković, Milica Prostran

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 76 , ISSUE 2, 110–116

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The modulatory role of β-amyloid in the regulation of nociception in mice

tangles, which also contain β-amyloid peptide (Sojkova and Resnick, 2011). Several lines of clinical evidence have demonstrated nociceptive changes in patients with AD. For example, Benedetti et al. (1999) reported that pain tolerance was increased in Alzheimer’s patients. However, the relationship between AD pathology and pain perception is still rather unclear (Monroe et al., 2012). An earlier study demonstrated that β-amyloid acts as a blocking mediator in amyloid precursor protein (APP) over

Jing Hui Feng, Hee Jung Lee, Su Min Sim, Madhuri Shende, Hong Won Suh

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 80 , ISSUE 4, 358–363

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Shear wave elastography detects novel imaging biomarkers of aromatase inhibitor–induced joint pain: a pilot study

patients on AI therapy are musculoskeletal-related symptoms including joint pain and joint stiffness, with up to 50% of women reporting joint-related symptoms(4,5). Musculoskeletal-related symptoms manifest early after initiation of AI therapy and worsen for up to 1 year(6,7). A number of studies have revealed high discontinuation of AIs (31–73%) and low adherence (41–72%) after 5 years(8). A large observational study (n = 12,391) showed that 32–50% of women were considered nonadherent to the AI

Jessica A. Martinez, Mihra S. Taljanovic, Russell S. Witte, Andres A. Nuncio Zuniga, Betsy C. Wertheim, C. Kent Kwoh, Brian A. Goldstein, Denise J. Roe, Pavani Chalasani

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 84, 1–6

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The use of a probe stabilizer to reduce musculoskeletal overload of ultrasound operators in routine diagnostic echocardiographic imaging

, this was a pilot study with a short follow-up which not registered the number of actual work-related injuries. Secondly, we only collected data on movements of shoulder and wrist because these are the body parts most prone for injuries(5,6). In future studies it should be considered to also analyse the effect on the neck, back, and hands, since these are also often mentioned locations of pain and discomfort(3,17). Moreover, our study included only men with a good apical acoustic window. Therefore

Sjoerd Bouwmeester, Marloes de Kleijn, Jan van Wijngaarden, Patrick Houthuizen

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 78, 193–197

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Dorsal scapular nerve entrapment neuropathy managed by ultrasound-guided hydrodissection – a case report

Introduction There are a myriad of causes for upper thoracic and medial scapular pain. Dorsal scapular nerve entrapment neuropathy (DSNEN) is a rare cause of this symptom(1,2). We report a case of dorsal scapular nerve entrapment neuropathy that was managed successfully with ultrasound-guided hydrodissection. Based on our knowledge, we believe this to be the first such case reported in the literature. Case report A 40-year-old male presented with 3 years’ history of unilateral localised pain

Gaurav Kant Sharma, Rajesh Botchu

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 84, 74–76

Case report

Ultrasound findings in extragenital endometriosis

We present a report on ultrasound findings in extragenital endometriosis and a literature review accompanied by illustrations. Intestinal endometriosis should be considered in female patients of reproductive age who present with constipation, gastrointestinal bleeding, nausea, vomiting, cramp-like abdominal pain, diarrhoea and pelvic pain. Although definitive preoperative diagnosis of endometriosis is difficult, clinical suspicion and appropriate imaging might prevent extensive surgical

Yi Dong, Barbara Braden, Christoph Klinger, Tomás Ripolles, Christoph F. Dietrich

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 74, 247–254

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A case of ultrasound diagnosis of retroperitoneal lesion caused by unnoticed foreign body ingestion

admission, the patient was hospitalized in the Surgery Ward of a district hospital because of strong abdominal pain. On the first day of admission, laboratory tests were performed, showing a high serum CRP level (193 mg/l) and an elevated WBC count with accompanying normal serum pancreatic enzyme activity, bilirubin, AST, ALT and GGTP levels. An US (ultrasound) examination showed a hypoechoic, polycyclic lesion of unknown origin, adjacent to the pancreatic body and tail, measuring 35 × 28 × 50 mm

Wojciech Tynecki, Andrzej Tynecki, Agata Grobelna, Tomasz Baranowski, Grzegorz Siemiaszko, Tomasz Łapiński, Julia Wilczek

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 81, e151–e153

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Physical activity and environmental enrichment: Behavioural effects of exposure to different housing conditions in mice

after stroke in young male Sprague-Dawley rats (Buchhold et al., 2007). In male Wistar rats, these complex environments have also been shown to attenuate the impairment in cognitive flexibility induced by basal forebrain lesions (De Bartolo et al., 2008), and improve spatial learning in rats with subicular lesion-induced neurodegeneration (Dhanushkodi et al., 2007). Different enriched environments can also have differential effects on pain sensitivity in rats; in particular, more complex enriched

Raisa Rabadán, Marta Ramos-Campos, Rosa Redolat, Patricia Mesa-Gresa

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 79 , ISSUE 4, 374–385

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Elasticity of the coracohumeral ligament in patients with frozen shoulder following rotator interval injection: a case series

roof of the rotator interval, and the long head of biceps tendon sheath below Fig. 5. Shoulder manipulation technique. The patient is asked to demonstrate their range of motion before the injection is performed, and following the procedure is gently helped into elevation, external rotation and internal rotation using a gentle stretching motion Patients were assessed pre-injection with documented pain scores from 0 to 10 on a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS

David McKean, Siok Li Chung, Rebecca te Water Naudé, Bernard McElroy, Jonathan Baxter, Aniruddha Pendse, Joseph Papanikitas, James Teh, Richard Hughes

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 83, 300–306

case-report

Infraspinatus atrophy due to Bennett lesion causing suprascapular nerve palsy

Case report A 19-year-old professional volleyball player presented to the emergency department complaining of long-standing and progressively worsening right shoulder pain, which exacerbated during sports activity. Physical examination revealed right subtle supraspinatus and obvious infraspinatus muscle atrophy. The range of motion was preserved, and there were no signs of instability or muscle weakness. There was no neck pain, numbness, or tingling in her arm or any previous shoulder

Juan Miranda Bautista, Javier Fernández-Jara, Santiago Miranda Bautista, Pablo Menéndez Fernández-Miranda, María Valencia Mora, Begoña Gutiérrez San José, Mateo González Estévez, Blanca Mur Molina, Patricia Patilla Vázquez

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 85, e177–e181

Review

Ultrasound features of sole of foot pathology: a review

Introduction This review aims to provide an overview of common pathologies affecting the sole and their ultrasound and MRI correlates. Specifically, it will consider abnormalities of the plantar fascia, including plantar fasciitis, plantar fascia tears and plantar fibromatosis, in addition to Baxter’s neuropathy, epidermal inclusion cysts, foreign bodies and adventitial bursitis. Together, these encompass significant sources of foot pain(1). Familiarity with these pathologies and their

Claire Filippini, James Teh

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 77, 145–151

Research paper

The false-positive responses of analgesic drugs to the intradermal serotonin- and compound 48/80-induced scratches as an animal model of itch

Intradermal injection of pruritogens such as serotonin, histamine and compound 48/80 into the skin and then, the evaluation of the scratching behavior is the commonly used animal model to advance pruritic research and drug development. However, predictive validity of this model is poorly documented. There is a close interaction between itch and pain sensations with regard to mediation through an anatomically and functionally identical neuronal pathway. One approach is whether the existing

Fatih Ilkaya, Ozgur Yesilyurt, Melik Seyrek, Ozgur Gunduz, Tayfun Ide, Ahmet Akar, Ahmet Ulugol, Hasan Guzel, Ahmet Dogrul, Durmus Ucar, Caner Gunaydin

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 76 , ISSUE 3, 234–243

Research paper

Additive and antagonistic antinociceptive interactions between magnesium sulfate and ketamine in the rat formalin test

Because ketamine and magnesium block NMDA receptor activation by distinct mechanisms of action, we hypothesized that in a model of inflammatory pain in rats the combination of ketamine and magnesium might be more effective than ketamine alone. Antinociceptive activity was assessed by the formalin test in male Wistar rats (200–250 g). Animals were injected with 100 μL of 2.5% formalin to the plantar surface of the right hind paw. Data were recorded as the total time spent in pain-related

Katarina Savić Vujović, Sonja Vučković, Dolika Vasović, Branislava Medić, Nick Knežević, Milica Prostran

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 77 , ISSUE 2, 137–146

Case report

Portal vein tumor thrombus from gastric cancer

Abstract A 53-year-old woman presented with left-sided abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting for the past 3 months with associated loss of appetite and weight. On physical examination, there was a large, ill-defined, firm mass at the epigastrium. Ultrasonography showed heterogeneously hypoechoic filling defect within the dilated main portal vein. The filling defect showed florid signals on Doppler mode and it appeared to be an extension of a larger periportal mass. Contrast enhanced abdominal

Sidney Ching Liang Ong, Santha Kumari Batumaly, Suryani Md Jusoh

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 75, 365–368

review-article

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: an overview

production (Wilson et al., 2018). Th17 cytokines – the disease accelerators Cytokines, which are proteins secreted by certain immune cells like macrophages etc. play a key role in inflammation and the development of pathological pain states (Zhang and An, 2007). Since NMOSD is an autoimmune disorder, cytokines play essential roles in disease progression. Several researchers who have analysed the cytokine levels in NMOSD found IL-6, IL-17, IL-21 and IL-1β, the Th17 cytokines to be elevated in majority

Pooja Ramakrishnan, Devipriya Nagarajan

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 80 , ISSUE 3, 256–272

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Ultrasonography-guided sialolithotomy and stricture dilations of the major salivary glands: a preliminary study

(black arrow indicates the sialolith, white arrow indicates the retrieval basket) Fig. 4. Insertion of the guide wire under USG guidance with extraoral transducer (A), Insertion of the guide wire under USG guidance with intraoral transducer (B), advancing the retrieval basket through the submandibular duct (C), clinical appearance of retrieved sialoliths (D) No local anesthesia was needed for the procedures. The patients were instructed to alert the operator if pain occurred, although none

Kaan Orhan, Poyzan Bozkurt, Zeynep Serap Berktaş, Mehmet Hakan Kurt

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 86, 237–243

Article

DESIGN OF SMART ROBOT FOR WRIST REHABILITATION

for wrist rehabilitation is designed. This robot is intended for repetitive exercises without therapist intervention. Hold the two sets of wrist movement: flexion/extension and radial/ulnar derivation. Distinguished by its compact mechanism design, the developed wrist rehabilitation robot (HRR) offers high stiffness with a total absence of any friction and backlash. Based on EMG signal, the smart robot can understand the patient pain degree. Two features extractions are used to estimate the pain

Ismail Ben Aabdallah, Yassine Bouteraa, Chokri Rekik

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 9 , ISSUE 2, 1029–1053

Case report

Hemolytic transfusion reaction attributable to anti-Dia  

(RBCs) in the apheresis unit as part of her regular treatment. When the patient started receiving the implicated unit, she reported back pain, chest pain, and a feeling of anxiety, suggestive of an acute transfusion reaction. The transfusion was ceased and an investigation of an adverse event was commenced. This case illustrates that the presence of antibodies to low-prevalence antigens remains a significant issue for transfusion-dependent individuals. To prevent other transfusion reactions by anti

Arthur J. Joyce, Kelli M Quantock, Ray Banh, Yew-Wah Liew

Immunohematology, Volume 33 , ISSUE 1, 6–8

review-article

US-guided high-volume injection for Achilles tendinopathy

physical activity(5). Achilles tendinopathy as a clinical syndrome is characterized by a combination of pain, swelling, and impaired performance(6). Conservative or physical therapies are established as first-line management, with eccentric loading exercises considered as the gold standard in the initial treatment(7). Despite the initiation of therapy, a significant proportion of patients continue to have symptoms even after ten years(8). About one-third of these non-responders eventually require

George A. Kakkos, Michail E. Klontzas, Emmanouil Koltsakis, Apostolos H. Karantanas

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 85, e127–e133

Article

Severe hemolytic anemia due to auto anti-N

Auto anti-N is infrequently encountered and, in most reported cases,does not cause clinical hemolysis. This case reports an auto anti-N associated with severe hemolytic anemia (Hb = 2.7 g/dL) in a 6-year-old Caucasian girl with a history of vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Upon admission, she was found to have a metabolic acidosis,secondary to her severe anemia,with abnormal liver function tests. As in three other case reports,the autoimmune hemolytic anemia resolved,with disappearance of

Caroline C. Immel, Myra McPherson, Shauna N. Hay, Linda R. Braddy, Mark E. Brecher

Immunohematology, Volume 21 , ISSUE 2, 63–65

research-article

Perianal lesions as an unusual first manifestation of Crohn’s disease in pediatric patients – case series

patient’s immune response. The disease develops when impairment of the mechanisms underlying the immune response to internal microorganisms occurs in susceptible persons. Typical primary symptoms of the disease usually include abdominal pain and cramping, recurrent diarrhea, fever and weight loss. Fatigue and anorexia are sometimes also present, as well as rectal bleeding or bloody diarrhea, especially in patients with colonic involvement. Clinical forms of the disease depend on the location of the

Monika Zbroja, Weronika Cyranka, Maryla Kuczyńska, Agnieszka Brodzisz, Magdalena Maria Woźniak

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 82, 222–225

Case report

Clinical and health economic benefits of out-patient lumbar microdiscectomies in Australia.

, demographical, surgical and economic measures were collected including a 10-point visual analogue pain scale (VAS), patient satisfaction, direct and indirect costs of treatment. Patients included had a single level lumbar disc prolapse with persistent disabling sciatica of more than 8 weeks consistent with failure of conservative measures. Results: Twenty-one out-patient and forty-one in-patient microdiscectomy patients were treated over this period. Post operatively pain levels showed a significant

Alison Magee, Ivan P Bhaskar, Paul Ilett, Michael A Murphy, Yi-Yuen Wang

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 26 , ISSUE 2, –

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Gallbladder-duodenal fistula detected by ultrasound – a case report

Introduction Intestinal fistulas involving the gallbladder are a rare complication of cholelithiasis, occurring in 5% (or less) of patients who presented with cholelithiasis(1). The most common biliary-enteric fistula is, however, cholecystoduodenal fistula(2). The reported case concerns a 54-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency department with pain in the epigastric region and no signs of peritonitis. An ultrasound (US) scan suggested chronic cholecystitis and cholelithiasis

Dominika Jaguś, Aakanksha Karthik, Zhi Ying Tan, Robert Krzysztof Mlosek, Ewa Białek

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 82, 214–217

Case report

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous aspiration of adventitial cysts in the occluded popliteal artery – clinical results and MR findings at 5-year follow-up

resolution of symptoms and no calf pain 5 years after the proce­dure. MR findings and resolution of symptoms in these two patients show the efficacy of percutaneous adventitial cyst aspiration in a 5-year follow-up.

Grzegorz Rosiak, Krzysztof Milczarek, Andrzej Cieszanowski, Olgierd Rowiński

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 70, 212–216

case-report

A developmental variant of the thyroid cartilage

Case report A 32 year-old woman was referred for a neck sonography (US) due to a history of pain in the right submandibular area. Her past medical history was negative. On ultrasound, the thyroid gland, the parotid and sub-mandibular glands were normal. We noted three homogenously hypoechoic well-defined avascular foci of up to 4 mm: two right-sided and one left-sided in the thyroid cartilage (Fig. 1). Fig. 1. Sagittal ultrasound images of the neck demonstrating hypoechoic well-defined

Sanaa Jamali, Etienne Danse

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 77, 171–172

Case report

Charcot arthropathy in ultrasound examination – a case report

This article presents a patient with a long history of type 1 diabetes mellitus complicated with neuropathy and Charcot disease. The most common cause of neuropathic osteoarthropathy, called Charcot osteoarthropathy, is poorly controlled diabetes. The clinical picture is characterized by considerable edema, redness and increased skin temperature with relatively slight pain due to injury to nerve fibers responsible for pain sensation. The differential diagnosis should include bacterial or

Mateusz Płaza, Anna Nowakowska-Płaza, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz, Marek Chojnowski, Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 16 , ISSUE 65, 210–215

case-report

Paediatric small-bowel intussusception on ultrasound – a case report with differentiating features from the ileocolic subtype

Introduction Intussusception is a common cause of acute abdomen in the paediatric age group. It occurs when a portion of the bowel telescopes into the adjacent bowel segment. The most common subtype in the paediatric age group is ileocolic, followed by small-bowel intussusception. Intussusception, if not promptly diagnosed and treated, may progress to bowel necrosis with its associated morbidity and mortality. Most cases present with acute pain in the abdomen, and the usual diagnostic approach

Pushkar Mendiratta, Anurav Yadav, Nitin Borse

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 84, 70–73

Case report

Case report and review: alloimmunization, delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction, and clinically significant anti-Yta in a patient with ß-thalassemia/sickle cell anemia

A 26-year-old female with ß-thalassemia/sickle cell anemia was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of a painful crisis. During the next 4 days her hematocrit decreased to 13 percent, and there was reticulocytopenia. She was transfused with four units of red blood cells that were microscopically incompatible, and the hematocrit increased to 29 percent. Eight days later the patient was readmitted with back pain, hemoglobinuria, and a hematocrit of 27 percent. Anti-E, -c, -Jka, and -Yta

Christopher D. Hillyer, Jacquelynn M. Hall, Karen O. Tiegerman, Eugene M. Berkman

Immunohematology, Volume 7 , ISSUE 4, 102–106

Case report

Abnormal portal vein waveform as an indicator of constrictive pericarditis – a case report

We report a case of a 17-year-old patient referred to our outpatient Doppler Department due to clinical suspicion of liver cirrhosis. The patient presented with non-specifi c symptoms,such as malaise, pain in the right subcostal region, peripheral oedema. Until then,diagnostic imaging, including echocardiography was inconclusive. We performed the Doppler sonography of the portal system, which revealed normal diameter of the portal vein with abnormal, phasic and markedly pulsatile waveform

Joanna Ścieszka, Józefa Dąbek, Paweł Cieślik

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 15 , ISSUE 61, 227–230

Case report

Embolization of iatrogenic renal arteriovenous fistula – a case report

Renal artery pseudoaneurysms and arteriovenous fistulae most often occur as an iatrogenic complication. The article discusses a case of a patient diagnosed with an arteriovenous fistula and a pseudoaneurysm. A 64-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital due to nonspecific pain in the lumbar region. Imaging showed a typical picture of clear cell renal carcinoma. The patient was qualified for surgical treatment. After tumor resection, the patient developed microhematuria. Arteriovenous fistula

Ewa Kuklik, Krzysztof Pyra, Łukasz Światłowski, Maryla Kuczyńska, Jan Sobstyl, Anna Drelich-Zbroja, Tomasz Jargiełło, Maria Tsitskari, Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 73, 170–173

Research Article

ORTHOMYXOVIRUSES – INFLUENZA AND OTHER VIRUSES

The Orthomyxoviruses is a family of viruses with its most common representatives being the influenza viruses (A, B, C and D types), which constitute a significant clinical problem. Influenza is a disease affecting animals and people. It is transmitted by airborne droplets and manifestes itself with such symptoms as coughing, sneezing, muscle pain or fever. Influenza often leads to complications, including pneumonia and myocarditis. In the past, influenza viruses were responsible for pandemics

Michał Wiciński, Kamil Leis, Bartosz Malinowski, Mateusz Maciej Węclewicz, Elżbieta Grześk, Grzegorz Grześk

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 57 , ISSUE 2, 138–144

Article

Retreatment of a skeletal Class II postpubescent patient with a convex facial profile and temporomandibular disorders

moderate skeletal Class II relationship within a long face. The patient had bilateral pain around the temporomandibular joints and her maximum mouth opening was only 11 mm. The treatment plan was to initially relieve the temporomandibular symptoms and then to retract the upper dentition using mini implants. Results: The patient’s mouth opening ability reached 37 mm and a significantly improved harmonious facial profile was achieved. Conclusions: Cases that present with previous unsuccessful

Jia-Nan Zhang, Si Chen, Chong Zhong, Feng-Yang Yu, Hai-Ping Lu

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 35 , ISSUE 2, 218–228

Case report

The value of ultrasound in the diagnosis of limited scleroderma – a case report

rheumatologist for plain radiography and ultrasound examination of hands due to pain and swelling of the fourth fi nger of the left hand. Dermal induration affecting hands, especially fourth fi nger on the left side and the Raynaud phenomenon were observed on physical examination. Furthermore, the patient had noticed periodic discharge with a toothpaste consistency from a tiny fi stula localised in the vicinity of the fourth fi nger alterations. The paper emphasises a possible application of the twinkling

Grzegorz Pracoń, Mateusz Płaza, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz, Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 15 , ISSUE 62, 326–331

Review

Polish recommendations for lung ultrasound in internal medicine (POLLUS-IM)

, dyspnea, pleural pain and acute cough. Furthermore, seven additional statements were made regarding the technical conditions of lung ultrasound examination and the need for training in the basics of lung ultrasound in a group of doctors during their specialization programs and medical students. The panel of experts established a consensus on all 38 recommendations.

Natalia Buda, Wojciech Kosiak, Elżbieta Radzikowska, Robert Olszewski, Ewa Jassem, Elżbieta Magdalena Grabczak, Andrzej Pomiecko, Jakub Piotrkowski, Maciej Piskunowicz, Malwina Sołtysiak, Szymon Skoczyński, Grzegorz Jaczewski, Jolanta Odrowska, Agnieszka Skoczylas, Marcin Wełnicki, Jakub Wiśniewski, Anna Zamojska

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 74, 198–206

Review

Classifications and imaging of juvenile spondyloarthritis

differentiate juvenile spondyloarthritis from other juvenile idiopathic arthritis subtypes. Sacroiliitis, and especially spondylitis, although infrequent in childhood, may manifest as low back pain. In clinical practice, radiographs of the sacroiliac joints or pelvis are performed in most of the cases even though magnetic resonance imaging offers more accurate diagnosis of sacroiliitis. Neither disease classification criteria nor imaging recommendations have taken this advantage into account in patients

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Iris Eshed, Lennart Jans, Nele Herregods, James Teh, Jelena Vojinovic

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 74, 224–233

Research Article

RELAPSING FEVERS

%), B. turicatae (41%), B. Parkeri (51%). Symptoms of relapsing fevers transmitted by lice and by ticks are very similar. The following symptoms are characteristic for both types of relapsing fevers: high fever with sudden onset, chills, severe headache, muscle and joint pain, drowsiness, photophobia and cough.

Stanisława Tylewska-Wierzbanowska, Beata Fiecek, Tomasz Chmielewski

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 57 , ISSUE 1, 41–46

research-article

Color Doppler ultrasound of spiral artery blood flow in mid first trimester (4–8 weeks) in cases of threatened abortion and in normal pregnancies

Introduction Threatened miscarriage is a clinical term for vaginal bleeding that occurs during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy where fetus is clinically supposed to be alive. This bleeding may or may not be associated with abdominal pain. About 1/5 of all pregnant females present with symptoms of threatened abortion in the first trimester and almost half of the women with threatened abortion result in pregnancy loss(1). Even women with threatened abortion and a living embryo have increased

Rohit Bhoil, Sushruti Kaushal, Reena Sharma, Jaswinder Kaur, Tanupriya Sharma, Rohini Thakur, Rakesh Sharma

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 79, 255–260

review-article

Ultrasound-guided injections in pelvic entrapment neuropathies

intermittent, but later pain usually becomes constant and more intense(3). Entrapment neuropathies in the pelvic region represent a group of chronic pain syndromes that significantly impede the quality of life and affect both genders(4). The nerves most frequently causing entrapment neuropathies in the pelvic region are the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, ischiadic nerve, genitofemoral nerve, pudendal nerve, ilioinguinal nerve, and obturator nerve (Fig. 1)(5). Entrapment neuropathies in the pelvic region

Urša Burica Matičič, Rok Šumak, Gregor Omejec, Vladka Salapura, Žiga Snoj

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 85, e139–e146

review-article

Ultrasound-guided treatment of Morton’s neuroma

pain reduction(2). Microscopic changes in MN include demyelination and fibrotic lesions with epineural hylinization of the interdigital nerve, vascular degeneration, and increase in sympathetic nerve fibers, typically at the third intermetatarsal space (IMS) along with interneural edema, and less frequently at the second and rarely at the fourth IMS(3–5). Patients with MN present with significant burning or sharp metatarsalgia either on the plantar or dorsal side of the foot, which can be

Michail E. Klontzas, Emmanouil Koltsakis, George A. Kakkos, Apostolos H. Karantanas

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 85, e134–e138

Review Paper

Selected classical and novel antiepileptic drugs – mechanisms of action, neuroprotection, and effectiveness in epileptic and non-epileptic conditions

-gated ion channels (sodium or calcium ion channels). All reviewed AEDs possess neuroprotective activity, the weakest being carbamazepine. Apart from epilepsy, AEDs may be also used in the pharmacotherapy of migraine, neuropathic pain, spasticity, psychiatric disorders and Parkinsons’s or Alzheimer’s diseases. Conclusions. As highlighted above, around 30% of epileptic patients do not substantially benefit from AEDs. It is possible that rational combinations of AEDs, based upon

Magdalena Chrościńska-Krawczyk, Magdalena Wałek, Bożydar Tylus, Stanisław J. Czuczwar

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 22 , ISSUE 1, 37–50

research-article

Differential diagnosis of fat-containing lesions in the inguinal canal using ultrasound

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 78, 222–227

Review

The value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of varicocele

A varicocele is described as pathologically enlarged, tortuous veins of the pampiniform plexus, leading to an increased testicular temperature and adrenal metabolite reflux into the testes. Varicocele can impair spermatogenesis and is considered to be the most common cause of male infertility. Patients may palpate a thickening in the scrotum or complain of dull scrotal or inguinal pain, which increases when standing or during erection. In the case of a sudden onset of varicocele in elderly men

Tomasz Lorenc, Leszek Krupniewski, Piotr Palczewski, Marek Gołębiowski

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 16 , ISSUE 67, 359–370

Review Article

Chest wall – underappreciated structure in sonography. Part II: Non-cancerous lesions

The chest wall is a vast and complex structure, hence the wide range of pathological conditions that may affect it. The aim of this publication is to discuss the usefulness of ultrasound for the diagnosis of benign lesions involving the thoracic wall. The most commonly encountered conditions include sternal and costal injuries and thoracic lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound is very efficient in identifying the etiology of pain experienced in the anterior chest wall following CPR interventions. Both

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 71, 275–280

Research Article

Cartilaginous compression of the liver – clinical and ultrasonographic aspects

depends on body built and patient’s body position. The musculocartilaginous complex may cause focal or segmental compression of the hepatic parenchyma, causing pain in the right upper abdomen in some patients.

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 72, 9–15

Case report

Hyperhemolytic transfusion reaction attributable to anti-Fy3 in a patient with sickle cell disease

possible anti-I specificity. A DAT performed on her RBCs was negative.RBC units that lacked E,C,Jkb,N,V,and S were transfused. Posttransfusion Hb was 8.9 g/dL. On day 10 she developed a fever of 103°F,and on day 11 her Hb decreased to 6.4 g/dL. She complained of severe back pain and dark urine. In addition,she became hypertensive,tachycardic,and jaundiced. The DAT indicated the presence of IgG on the patient’s RBCs. Anti-Fy3 was identified in the serum and eluate. During the next 24 hours,her

Meredith A. Reyes, Orieji C. Illoh

Immunohematology, Volume 24 , ISSUE 2, 45–51

Article

Evaluation of treatment risks and the quality of information contained within the websites of specialist orthodontists

(health on the net) seal certification; and for readability, the Flesch Reading Ease (FRE) Test was applied. Results: Of the 105 websites that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 4.8% reported all nine risks. No risks were reported by 17.1%. Relapse (64.8%) was the most common risk recorded on websites, followed by ‘pain/discomfort’ (63.8%). Root resorption was reported by 5.7%. The requirement for life-long retention was indicated by 22.9% of the websites and 57.1% gave advice on

Maurice J. Meade, Craig W. Dreyer

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 35 , ISSUE 2, 143–151

Review

Wrist ultrasound examination – scanning technique and ultrasound anatomy. Part 2: Ventral wrist

wrist ultrasound is one of the most common diagnostic procedures in patients with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome. Ventral wrist evaluation is also often performed in patients with wrist pain of unclear etiology, rheumatic diseases, wrist injuries or symptoms of ulnar neuropathy. The aim of this paper is to present ultrasound images with corresponding anatomical schemes. The technique of ultrasound examination of the ventral wrist along with practical guidance to help obtain highly diagnostic

Cyprian Olchowy, Daniel Soliński, Mateusz Łasecki, Paweł Dąbrowski, Szymon Urban, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 69, 123–128

Review

The use of ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections in the treatment of hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review of the literature

significant pain reduction and functional improvement in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Larger future trials including a placebo group are required to further evaluate these promising results. Level of evidence: Level I, a systematic review of level I studies.

Mohammed Ali, Ahmed Mohamed, Hussam Elamin Ahmed, Ajay Malviya, Ismael Atchia

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 75, 332–337

original-paper

Significance of Infections in Implant Loss After Breast Reconstruction in the Course of Breast Cancer Treatment

implant was defined as surgical site infection (SSI) on the basis of clinical symptoms of infection when at least one of the following criteria was met: the purulent secretion from the drain placed in the operating space; tissue infection confirmed during reoperation; isolation of microorganisms from aseptically collected exudate/operated space, the presence of local symptoms such as redness and inflammatory infiltration, pain and elevated body temperature, as well as diagnosis of infection given by a

MARIA SZYMANKIEWICZ, TOMASZ NOWIKIEWICZ, MARTA BIEDKA

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 68 , ISSUE 3, 343–351

research-article

The effectiveness of changes to drug policy, regulation and legislation for reducing harms associated with opioids and supporting their medicinal use in Australia, Canada and the UK: A systematic review

To address the increasing risk of dependency, overdose and other problems associated with prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) opioids, and to continue to support their medicinal use, such as morphine for acute pain management (Schug et al., 2015), Australian, Canadian and United Kingdom (UK) governments and health organisations have implemented a number of changes to drug policy, legislation and/or regulation. Changes include increasing the availability of opioid agonist treatment in the UK

Ben O’Mara

Evidence Base, Volume 2020 , ISSUE 2, 79–110

review-article

Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal interventional procedures around the shoulder

(ACJ) osteoarthritis is the most common disorder involving this joint(6), and one of the main sources of chronic shoulder pain(7). Even though physiotherapy still represents the first treatment option(8), the injection of medications including anesthetics, corticosteroids, and hyaluronic acid may be considered in patients with persisting pain. In this setting, Aly et al. demonstrated that ACJ injections are significantly more accurate than palpation-guided injections, with an accuracy rate of 93.6

Silvia Tortora, Carmelo Messina, Salvatore Gitto, Vito Chianca, Francesca Serpi, Angelo Gambino, Luigi Pedone, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Domenico Albano

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 85, e162–e168

Review

Clinical use of orthodontic mini-implants for intrusion and retraction: a systematic review

Background: Bimaxillary dental protrusion is common in many ethnic groups and is generally treated by the extraction of all first premolars. However, temporary anchorage devices (TADs) are currently gaining popularity and most studies have focused on anchorage loss, treatment duration, mini-implant success and failure rates, pain, discomfort and root resorption. Few studies have focused on the clinical effectiveness of implants for the intrusion and retraction of anterior teeth. Objectives: To

Sanjam Oswal, Sanket S. Agarkar, Sandeep Jethe, Sujata Yerawadekar, Pradeep Kawale, Sonali Deshmukh, Jayesh S. Rahalkar

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 36 , ISSUE 1, 87–100

Review

Wrist ultrasound examination – scanning technique and ultrasound anatomy. Part 1: Dorsal wrist

. However, the knowledge of anatomy is crucial to establish a correct ultrasound diagnosis, also in wrist assessment. An ultrasound examination of the wrist is one of the most common US examinations conducted in patients with rheumatological diseases. Ultrasonographic signs depend on the advancement of the disease. The examination is equally frequently conducted in patients with pain or swelling of the wrist due to non-rheumatological causes. The aim of this publication was to present ultrasound images

Cyprian Olchowy, Mateusz Łasecki, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 15 , ISSUE 61, 172–188

Original Paper

Evaluation of musculoskeletal symptoms among physicians performing ultrasound

, and determining additional contributing factors. Results: 83% of the respondents have experienced work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD). The study presents the detailed characteristics of the symptoms experienced by sonogra­phers in their work, and their professional profile. Conclusions: A majority of physicians performing ultrasound experience musculoskeletal pain. Deeper analysis of the underly­ing causes and potential correlations with given contributing factors (variables

Paweł Wareluk, Wiesław Jakubowski

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 70, 154–159

Original Paper

Ultrasonographic assessment of articular cartilage of the femoral condyle in patients with an increased Q-angle

Introduction: The patella is a sesamoid for the quadriceps, which increases its power during knee extension and thus transfers considerable forces. The etiology of patellofemoral pain is multifactorial. In the absence of injury, the commonly accepted hypothesis is associated with increased compression of articulating surfaces. Aim: The aim of the study was to perform an ultrasound evaluation of the thickness of articular cartilage covering the medial and lateral femoral condyle in patients with

Maciej Kusiak, Adam Kawczyński

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 74, 181–185

Research Article

Pathogenic Potential of Fresh, Frozen, and Thermally Treated Anisakis spp. Type II (L3) (Nematoda: Anisakidae) after Oral Inoculation into Wistar Rats: A Histopathological Study

The third-stage (L3) larvae of Anisakis are the etiological agents of human anisakiasis caused by consumption of raw or undercooked seafood infected with anisakid nematodes. Infection with these worms is associated with abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea and can lead to massive infiltration of eosinophils and the formation of granulomas in the gastrointestinal tract if the larvae are not removed. Food allergy affects populations worldwide, and despite several reports on the presence of the

KAREEM MORSY, ABEER MAHMOUD BADR, FATHY ABDEL-GHAFFAR, SOMAYA EL DEEB, SAMAR EBEAD

Journal of Nematology, Volume 49 , ISSUE 4, 427–436

Review

Stress echocardiography. Part I: Stress echocardiography in coronary heart disease

programmer for the implanted permanent pacemaker. Stress echo protocols Exercise tests Stress test may be performed on a treadmill or a cycle ergometer in a sitting or semi-recumbent position on the left side. Bruce protocol is used for treadmill: step increments by 25 W every 3 minutes until termination criteria are reached (85% of max heart rate, contractility disorders, severe anginal pain, ST elevation in ECG, and maximum stress load). Pharmacological stress echo Dobutamine tests Dobutamine is

Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Andrzej Gackowski, Tomasz Kukulski, Jarosław D. Kasprzak, Andrzej Szyszka, Wojciech Braksator, Zbigniew Gąsior, Barbara Lichodziejewska, Piotr Pysz

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 19 , ISSUE 76, 45–48

Case report

Autoantibody formation after alloimmunization inducing bystander immune hemolysis

pregnancies 40 years before, but no history of RBC transfusion, and her antibody screen was negative. On the tenth day after transfusion her hemoglobin dropped, and alloanti-c was identified in her serum and eluate. At this time she received another two units of compatible blood according to her phenotype (group O, R1R1, K:-1). After 48 hours, she developed joint pain, pyrexia, and hemoglobinuria, and her Hb dropped from 9.2 g/dL to 5.3 g/ dL. The direct antiglobulin test was positive, an IgG autoantibody

Mariza Mota, C. Bley, M.G. Aravechia, N. Hamerschlak, A. Sakashita, J.M. Kutner, L. Castilho

Immunohematology, Volume 25 , ISSUE 1, 9–12

Article

A multi-centre evaluation of multiple supernumerary premolar prevalence

type in a Turkish population. Materials and methods: The clinical records and panoramic radiographs of 10,700 patients (referred to three different university hospitals) were retrospectively examined for the presence of supernumerary premolars. Age, gender, orthodontic malocclusion type, the number of supernumerary premolars (two or more), the distribution, location, position (vertical, horizontal, inverted, mesio-angular), surgical approach, and related complications (pain, cystic changes, root

Kaan Gunduz, Hakan Avsever, Kaan Orhan, Gözde Canıtezer, Aydan Acikgoz, Ulas Oz, Muhammet Midilli

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 31 , ISSUE 2, 149–156

Original Paper

Assessment of the utility of ultrasonography with high-frequency transducers in the diagnosis of postoperative neuropathies

). Mean values of cross-sectional areas and diameters of the nerve trunks were calculated in individual pathology groups. The ultrasound features of the peripheral nerves analyzed in the study, such as echostructure, notch sign, hyperemia and continuity of the transverse ligament, were divided into subgroups. Moreover, the frequency of adhesions between the nerve trunks and adjacent tissues, occurrence of pain on compression with a transducer and instability of the ulnar nerve as well as angulation of

Berta Kowalska

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 15 , ISSUE 61, 151–163

Review

Chest wall – underappreciated structure in sonography. Part I: Examination methodology and ultrasound anatomy

patients. Doppler and panoramic imaging options are essential. The indications for chest wall ultrasound include localized pain or lesions found or suspected on imaging with other modalities (conventional radiography, CT, MR or scintigraphy). The investigated pathological condition should be scanned in at least two planes. Sometimes, evaluation during deep breathing permits identification of pathologi­cal mobility (e.g. in rib or sternum fractures, slipping rib syndrome). Several structures

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 70, 197–205

Research paper

Effects of social stress and clomipramine on emotional memory in mice

conclusion, CSDS induces anxiety and impairs emotional memory in mice; the negative effects of CSDS on memory appear to be attenuated by clomipramine, and these detrimental effects do not seem to be secondary to the effects of CSDS on locomotor activity, emotionality or pain sensitivity.

Aranzazu Duque, Concepción Vinader-Caerols, Santiago Monleón

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 76 , ISSUE 3, 225–233

research-article

MODERN MATERIAL SOLUTIONS APPLIED IN PEDIATRIC FACILITIES

. Moreover, the paper discusses the Polish guidelines for the selection of building materials suitable for interior arrangements of this type of units. A hospital is a traumatic place for children. Regardless of the situation, whether the youngest patients had prior experiences with staying at a medical facility, or if it is their first visit, the hospital is an environment associated with pain and fear, implying a potential separation from family as well as remoteness from the everyday habitat. The

Agnieszka GĘBCZYŃSKA-JANOWICZ, Bogusława KONARZEWSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 11 , ISSUE 2, 13–24

research-article

Do ankle, hindfoot, and heel ultrasound findings predict the symptomatology and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients?

were examined by a rheumatologist with 4 years’ experience in rheumatology (IP) following a pre-established protocol. Demographic data and the presence of pain at the level of each ankle, quantified by the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), were recorded. The status of symptomatic ankle was established by the presence of pain at the level of the ankle (patient’s personal assessment) at the time of enrollment in the study. The swollen and tender joints were counted. The postural deformities of the arches of

Oana Șerban, Iulia Papp, Corina Delia Bocșa, Mihaela Cosmina Micu, Maria Bădărînză, Adriana Albu, Daniela Fodor

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 81, e70–e82

research-paper

Ultrasound evaluation of the scapholunate ligament and scapholunate joint space in patients with wrist complaints in a rheumatologic setting

the wrist(5). Both calcium pyrophosphate dihydrates (CPPD) crystal deposition disease (CPDD) arthropathy and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are rheumatologic conditions associated with wrist instability and SLAC(6–9). In case of nontraumatic wrist pain, and especially in the suspicion of rheumatologic diseases, the evaluation of internal wrist derangement is often neglected, as the majority of clinical and imaging studies are focused on synovitis(10). Moreover, even if ultrasound (US) and power Doppler

Paolo Falsetti, Edoardo Conticini, Caterina Baldi, Marco Bardelli, Suhel Gabriele Al Khayyat, Roberto D’Alessandro, Luca Cantarini, Bruno Frediani

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 85, e105–e111

Original Paper

Assessment of the utility of ultrasonography with high-frequency transducers in the diagnosis of posttraumatic neuropathies

dynamic examination was performed, and it was attempted to induce pain or paresthesia by palpation at the site of the visualized pathology. Additionally, the motor and sensory–motor nerves were assessed indirectly based on the images of the skeletal muscles innervated by these nerves. The analyses of the collected material were performed by means of descriptive statistics. The results of clinical and surgical verifi cation were consistent with ultrasound fi ndings in 100% of cases. The results

Berta Kowalska

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 15 , ISSUE 60, 15–28

Review Article

The standards of an ultrasound examination of the prostate gland. Part 2

to pain ailments. The indication for performing the examination in acute inflammation is the suspicion of prostate abscess. In chronic, exacerbating prostatitis it is possible to perform an intraprostatic antibiotic injection. In the recent years increased morbidity and detectability of prostate gland cancer is observed among men. In Poland it ranks second (13%) among diseases occurring in men. The indication for an endorectal examination is the necessity to assess the size of the prostate gland

Janusz F. Tyloch, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 68, 43–58

case-report

Lubag Syndrome (X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism) Case Study of Mr G. Infante

back pain, decline in gait with frequent falls, dysphagia that progressed to the point of significant dietary modification and weight loss from 85.7 kilograms to 68 kilograms in three months. When Mr Infante came to Australia for treatment he was wheelchair bound and required maximum assistance for his everyday needs. The story of how Mr Infante came to the Mater Centre of Neurosciences is quite remarkable. Following successful DBS implantation for XDP, Mr Infante’s uncle discussed his case with

Vincent Cheah

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 27 , ISSUE 1, 7–10

Case report

A suspected delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction mediated by anti-Joa

-Joa and anti-Jkb. Fortunately, the transfused RBC unit was Jk(b–). Therefore, the crossmatch incompatibility was attributed to anti-Joa, which targets a highprevalence antigen found in 100 percent of most populations. Two weeks after discharge, the patient returned in sickle vasoocclusive pain crisis. The patient was clinically stable, but her Hb was 6.7 g/dL.  One unit of Fy(a–), Jk(b–), C–, E–, K–, HbS– RBCs, which was weakly crossmatch-incompatible

Ryan P. Jajosky, Wendy C. Lumm, Scott C. Wise, Roni J. Bollag, James F. Shikle

Immunohematology, Volume 33 , ISSUE 2, 73–75

Review

Internal snapping hip syndrome in dynamic ultrasonography

Snapping hip syndrome is an audible or palpable snap in a hip joint during movement which may be accompanied by pain or locking. It is typically seen in young athletes performing activities requiring repeated extreme movements of the hip. It may also follow a physical trauma, intramuscular injections or surgeries. There are two main forms of snapping hip: extra- or intra-articular. Extra-articular snapping hip is elicited by an abnormal movement of specific tendons and is divided into two forms

Małgorzata Piechota, Jarosław Maczuch, Jarosław Skupiński, Karolina Kukawska-Sysio, Wojciech Wawrzynek

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 16 , ISSUE 66, 296–303

Original Paper

Inter-rater reliability in the classification of supraspinatus tendon tears using 3D ultrasound – a question of experience?

sonographer with different levels of experience.Patients and methodsNon-interventional, prospective, observational pilot study of 2309 images of 127 adult patients suffering from unilateral shoulder pain. 3D ultrasound image sets were scored by three raters independently. The intra-and interrater reliabilities were calculated.ResultsThere was an excellent intra-rater reliability of rater A in the overall classification of supraspinatus tendon tears (2D vs 3D κ = 0.892, pairwise reliability 93.81%, 3D

Giorgio Tamborrini, Christian Marx, Raphael Micheroli

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 16 , ISSUE 66, 252–259

Article | 07-May-2018

Research on the Construction of Sports Resources Information Platform Based on Big Data

The rapid development of communication technology such as big data makes the integration and application of sports resource information become the key of sports informatization construction. The construction of sports resources information big data platform is of great significance to the integration of sports resources and the sharing of sports resources. The subject explores the related theory of sports resources, studies the present situation of the application of sports resources

Wang Shuangming, Shi Jianwei, Fu Shiqiu, Xu Wanlin

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 3 , ISSUE 2, 28–32

research-article | 30-July-2020

Reaching for Unique Resources: Structural Holes and Specialization in Scientific Collaboration Networks

1. Introduction Scientists form collaboration ties with others because, among other things, thanks to pooling resources they can jointly benefit from rewards associated with a created outcome, e.g. a scientific publication. We can think of this kind of collaboration as a “co-production” of an outcome. Resources needed to get ahead in science are unequally distributed across the scientific community. For example, scientists at one laboratory specialize in field work and have collected research

Michał Bojanowski, Dominika Czerniawska

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 21 , ISSUE 1, 1–34

research-article | 28-February-2020

Academic Collaboration via Resource Contributions: An Egocentric Dataset

by Coleman (1994) and, among others, Laudel (2001), Lewis et al. (2012) as well as our earlier results (Czerniawska et al., 2018), we assume that the incentives to collaborate come from academically relevant resources the scientists possess or control and the interests they might have in resources possessed or controlled by others. For example, a theorist and an experimentalist might be interested in each other’s resources – ability to develop theoretical model of the studied problem and skills

Michał Bojanowski,, Dominika Czerniawska, Wojciech Fenrich

Connections, Volume 39 , ISSUE 1, 1–6

research-article | 17-June-2020

Academic Collaboration via Resource Contributions: An Egocentric Dataset

by Coleman (1994) and, among others, Laudel (2001), Lewis et al. (2012) as well as our earlier results (Czerniawska et al., 2018), we assume that the incentives to collaborate come from academically relevant resources the scientists possess or control and the interests they might have in resources possessed or controlled by others. For example, a theorist and an experimentalist might be interested in each other’s resources – ability to develop theoretical model of the studied problem and skills

Michał Bojanowski,, Dominika Czerniawska, Wojciech Fenrich

Connections, Volume 40 , ISSUE 1, 25–30

Article | 07-May-2018

The Design of QoS Guarantee Strategy Framework for Networked Control System

For networked control systems such as packet loss and delay of the basic problems, this article launches the research from the perspective of network scheduling optimization, build the QoS semantic model and service model for networked control, puts forward the multi-level QoS guarantee strategy deployment algorithm and QoS, QoS access algorithm components; On a class of networked control middleware prototype system of network resources to meet of components and component deployment simulation

Yang Weixia, Xu Fei, Wang Shaochang

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 3 , ISSUE 2, 108–112

Article | 14-October-2020

A Method to Access a Decimal Network (IPV9) Resource

website. The addresses are: 202.170.218.93 and 61.244.5.162. Once set up, you can access the resources of the decimal network in the current Internet environment. Before visiting, a few typical IPV9 sites are recommended, as shown in Table 1. Here are the steps to accessing the .C web site on your PC and mobile phone. TABLE I. TYPICAL CHN DOMAIN NAME WEBSITES Website domain name Web resources Resource management Resources to address http://www.v9.chn .chn portal website Decimal Network

Guangzhou Liu, Fuya Yu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 5 , ISSUE 3, 36–46

research-article | 30-November-2020

Optimization Method of Equipment Maintenance Resource Scheduling Based on Hidden Semi-Markov Model

I. INTRODUCTION In order to solve the problems of uneven distribution of maintenance resources, poor planning, and inaccurate forecasts in the process of coordinated maintenance of complex equipment, a complex equipment maintenance resource scheduling optimization method based on hidden semi-Markov model is proposed. Establish the transportation time matrix between the support points and the maintenance points, and propose the maintenance resource scheduling plan between the maintenance points

Pengrui Wang, Bailin Liu, Tao Zhao, Pengxiang Cao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 6 , ISSUE 2, 23–31

Article | 11-January-2021

Imperative to Build Network Security System and Speed Up the Future Network Construction

others. Core technologies cannot be bought and critical infrastructure cannot be sought. The only possibility is to rely on independent innovation, opening up a new network system, with the new architecture, a new design, new technology, new resources, new standard and new application space to open up a new network, the network construction of new frontier has sovereign and independent control of network security system, set up national network defense system, and for the enterprise and society to

Aiqun Wu, Zhangxing Gao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 5 , ISSUE 4, 75–81

research-article | 30-November-2019

RECOVERY OF TANTALUM FROM DIFFERENT RESOURCES

application as already was mentioned is capacitors. In addition, there are super alloys or sputtering targets [5]. Figure 1. Main applications of Ta [4] Capacitors are, and are expected to remain, the largest single market but the increasing functionality of smartphones, and ongoing changes in capacitor size, are the main limitations on growth of these sector because the Ta content required for manufacturing is decreasing in natural resources [6]. 2. SECONDARY SOURCES OF TANTALUM RECEIVING FROM

Natalia GENEROWICZ, Joanna KULCZYCKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 13 , ISSUE 4, 79–84

Research Article | 21-April-2017

RARE EARTH ELEMENTS IN RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE – POTENTIALS FOR AN INFORMATION SYSTEM AS A TOOL FOR OPERATORS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS

Frank MICHELBERGER, Hirut GROSSBERGER, Peter JUDMAIER

Transport Problems, Volume 10 , ISSUE SE, 111–124

Article | 16-April-2018

Japanese People with Vision Disabilities Rate their Experiences with Information Resources Pertaining to Guide Dogs

Mariko Yamamoto, Lynette A. Hart, Koji Matsumoto, Mitsuaki Ohta, Nobuyo Ohtani

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 6 , ISSUE 1, 70–82

Research Article | 10-March-2013

REVIEW ON WORDNET-BASED ONTOLOGY CONSTRUCTION IN CHINA

The problem of WordNet-based ontology construction was widely investigated and many effective methods have been proposed in China. The utilizations of the hierarchy structure of WordNet, the digraph structure of WordNet and auxiliary resources are main measures in the methods. Usually, the methods are facing three fundamental difficulties, the computation of semantic similarity, the construction of core ontology and the development of auxiliary resources. Through our reviews of previous

Fei Zhang, Wuying Liu, Yude Bi

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 2, 630–647

Article | 08-April-2018

Optimal Pricing Strategies for Resource Allocation in IaaS Cloud

In cloud computing environment, pricing is an effective method for resource allocation and it provides efficient incentive for cloud providers to provide cloud services. In this paper, we investigate two pricing schemes for the allocation of cloud resources in a monopoly cloud market subject to constrained capacity of the cloud provider. There are two main pricing schemes, on-demand and reserved pricing mechanisms adopted by leading cloud providers, i.e., Amazon and Gogrid. We analyze how cloud

Zhengce Cai, Xianwei Li

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 2 , ISSUE 2, 60–67

Article | 02-April-2020

Research on Enterprise Application Integration Platform Based on SOA Architecture

many data interaction contents are repeated, but the data can not be reused, resulting in the waste of resources. Through the analysis and optimization of the current problems of the enterprise, the core of which is to establish a reasonable and efficient way of information integration. In recent years, with the continuous development of information integration technology and the formulation of a series of standards and specifications, a new solution is gradually being paid attention to, which is

Pingping Liu, Jiaxing Lu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 5 , ISSUE 1, 15–21

Article | 01-December-2015

SEFP: A NEW ROUTING APPROACH USING FUZZY LOGIC FOR CLUSTERED HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are composed of set sensor nodes communicating through wireless channels with limited resources. Therefore, several routing protocols and approaches about energy efficient operation of WSNs have been proposed. Clustering algorithm based routing protocols are well used for efficient management of sensing sensor node energy resources. However, many researches were focused on optimization of well-known hierarchical routing approaches of WSNs using fuzzy logic system

hassan EL ALAMI, Abdellah NAJID

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 8 , ISSUE 4, 2286–2306

Research Article | 03-August-2017

Putting one-stop-shops into practice: A systematic review of the drivers of government service integration

, allegedly delivering seamless service at lower cost. Such promises are appealing to political decision makers, but typically understate the complexities, costs and risks of the OSS approach. When the time comes for implementation, managers often struggle with unrealistic political and citizen expectations, turf conflicts, inadequate resources, and dilemmas relating to the need for administrative specialisation. OSSs tend to be more successful where the goal of seamless service is pursued gradually, with

Cosmo Howard

Evidence Base, Volume 2017 , ISSUE 2, –

Article | 30-November-2019

Design and Research of Security System in University Laboratory

Ding Li, Shi Xuerong, Zhang Dujuan, Su Yulei

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 5 , ISSUE 2, 39–46

Research Article | 01-March-2017

ANALYSIS OF MULTI-CHANNEL TWO-DIMENSIONAL PROBABILITY CSMA AD HOC NETWORK PROTOCOL BASED THREE-WAY HANDSHAKE MECHANISM

In wireless Ad Hoc networks, large number and flexible mobility of terminals lead to the rarity of wireless channel resources. Also the hidden and exposed terminal problem exists in the Ad Hoc network which is the major factors restricting its development and applying. Considering these factors, this paper proposes a new CSMA protocol: multi-channel two-dimensional probability CSMA for wireless Ad Hoc network protocol based on three-way handshake mechanism, and analyzes the system throughput

Yifan Zhao, Hongwei Ding, Yingying Guo, Jing Nan, Shengjie Zhou, Shaowen Yao, Qianlin Liu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 10 , ISSUE 1, 88–107

research-article | 30-November-2019

Machine-to-machine and cell-to-cell traffic handling using relay and carrier aggregation prioritize on LTE-A PRO network

divided into two types, massive MTC and critical MTC (Dahlman et al., 2016). The phenomenon of massive MTC, when compared to a standard mobile communication, is more on the volume of devices demanding access to resources simultaneously. This high volume of devices degrades mobile network performance. Recently, studies have been conducted on LTE-A Pro, utilizing the different enhancement features like multicarrier, multiple input multiple output (MIMO), and massive carrier aggregation to meet the

Vuyo Pana, Vipin Balyan, Ben Groenewald

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 13 , ISSUE 1, 1–9

Article | 27-December-2020

Selection of tests and services to generate revenue for reference laboratories

The 1980s have brought heightened awareness of the operating costs of immunohematology reference laboratories. Revenues can be increased by raising existing charges, expanding services, and acquiring new customers. Selection of tests and services to further increase revenue is best made following a thorough assessment of community needs and the capabilities and resources of the reference laboratory.

Virginia Hare

Immunohematology, Volume 5 , ISSUE 4, 111–114

Article | 24-July-2017

Introduction to Nematode Genome and Transcriptome Announcements in the Journal of Nematology

The Journal of Nematology now offers publication of Nematode Genome Announcements (NGA) and Nematode Transcriptome Announcements (NTA). These brief reports announce the sequencing and assembly of a nematode genome or transcriptome resource, along with basic technical information on DNA sequencing and bioinformatic methods used. This publishing initiative offers a new avenue to openly and concisely communicate the availability and relevance of genome and transcriptome sequence resources to the

DEE R. DENVER, ERIK J. RAGSDALE, W. KELLEY THOMAS, INGA A. ZASADA

Journal of Nematology, Volume 49 , ISSUE 2, 125–126

Report | 26-October-2019

A simple approach to screen rare donors in Brazil

Providing blood units for patients with an antibody to a highprevalence antigen or with multiple common antibodies is a constant challenge to the blood banks. Finding a compatible donor requires extensive screening, which incurs a large amount of investment. In this article, we share our experience of organizing a rare donor inventory with limited resources, we include the strategy used for finding rare donors, and we share the difficulties found during the implementation of the approach and

Carine Prisco Arnoni, Flavia R.M. Latini, Janaína Guilhem Muniz, Rosangela Duarte de Medeiros Person, Tatiane Aparecida de Paula Vendrame, Diana Gazito, Lilian Castilho

Immunohematology, Volume 31 , ISSUE 1, 20–23

Research Article | 01-June-2017

EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON MULTI-OPERAND ADDERS

least amount of hardware resources as per the synthesis results.

S. D. Thabah, M. Sonowal, P. Saha

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 10 , ISSUE 2, 327–340

Article | 02-April-2018

A Disparateness-Aware Scheduling using K-Centroids Clustering and PSO Techniques in Hadoop Cluster

Big data storage management is one of the most challenging issues for Hadoop cluster environments, since large amount of data intensive applications frequently involve a high degree of data access locality. In traditional approaches high-performance computing consists dedicated servers that are used to data storage and data replication. Therefore to solve the problems of Disparateness among the jobs and resources a “Disparateness-Aware Scheduling algorithm” is proposed in the

E. Laxmi Lydia, M.Ben Swarup

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 1 , ISSUE 2, 34–46

original-report | 30-September-2021

A unique approach to screen for blood donors lacking high-prevalence antigen Inb of the Indian blood group system

disposal encouraged us to conserve the reagent by recycling the antibody to screen a large number of donors. This approach proved to be an economical and realistic way to carry out a project of this magnitude.7,8 Recently, the diluted anti-Inb serum was used elsewhere in microtechniques to conserve resources.14 Nevertheless, the use of this microtechnique may still have limitations in screening a large number of donors for the In(b–) phenotype. The molecular basis for the Indian blood group system has

S.R. Joshi, S.B. Senjaliya, H.D. Maru, P.D. Kshirsagar, S.S. Kulkarni, P. Shrivastava

Immunohematology, Volume 37 , ISSUE 3, 126–130

Research Article | 27-February-2017

PROSPECTS FIXATION DRIFT SANDS PHYSICOCHEMICAL METHOD

Summary. This article is based on the theoretical foundations of secure mobile sand being considered for reducing the negative impact of one of the manifestations of exogenous plains on such an important natural-technical system as a railroad. It suggests practical measures to build a system of design protection against sand drifts. The article also suggests ways to conserve resources and rational use of machinery and performers as well as the consolidation of mobile sand wet with water soluble

Maujuda MUZAFFAROVA, Makhamadjan MIRAKHMEDOV

Transport Problems, Volume 11 , ISSUE 3, 143–152

Article | 16-October-2019

Hemovigilance and the Notify Library

B.I. Whitaker, D.M. Strong, M.J. Gandhi, E. Petrisli

Immunohematology, Volume 33 , ISSUE 4, 159–164

Research Article | 20-November-2017

OPTION FOR PREDICTING THE CZECH REPUBLIC'S FOREIGN TRADE TIME SERIES AS COMPONENTS IN GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT

This paper analyses the time series observed for the foreign trade of the Czech Republic (CR) and predictions in such series with the aid of the SARIMA and transfer-function models. Our goal is to find models suitable for describing the time series of the exports and imports of goods and services from/to the CR and to subsequently use these models for predictions in quarterly estimates of the gross domestic product (GDP) component resources and utilization. As a result we get suitable models

Luboš Marek, Stanislava Hronová, Richard Hindls

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 18 , ISSUE 3, 481–500

Article | 01-March-2012

HSCLOUD: CLOUD ARCHITECTURE FOR SUPPORTING HOMELAND SECURITY

Governmental institutions all over the world are trying to increase the level of security of their countries emphasizing the usage Information Technology solutions. We believe that Cloud Computing may strongly help Homeland Security, since it offers a very flexible support for organizing and managing heterogeneous systems, providing huge amount of processing, storing and sensing resources. In this work we introduce a new Cloud architecture able to virtualize different types of sensing

M. Fazio, M. Paone, A. Puliafito, M. Villari

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 1, 246–276

research-article | 04-November-2019

Exploring Patterns of Social Relationships among Food Bloggers on Twitter Using a Social Network Analysis Approach

signal popularity, meaning Blogger B’s content is followed by Blogger A. Analyzing the reciprocity of Twitter following and follower relationships using social network analysis can shed light on the hidden community structures of groups of Twitter users with common yet diverse interests, including food bloggers (Himelboim, 2017; Shi & Macy, 2016). Social Relationships: Capital, Resources, and Homophily The current study drew upon three theoretical frameworks of social relationships to explore and

Allison D. Hepworth, Jess Kropczynski, Justin Walden, Rachel A. Smith

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 20 , ISSUE 4, 1–21

Research Article | 24-November-2017

Smoking as an early risk factor for problematic parenting practices

abuse (OR, 1.40; 95% CI, 1.02-1.92) after controlling for key covariates. Given limited public health resources, mothers who smoke during child’s preschool years may be targeted for tailored parenting intervention.

Mini Tandon, Julia D. Grant, Pamela A.F. Madden, Kathleen K. Bucholz, Andrew C. Heath

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 5 , ISSUE 2, 52–54

Article | 09-June-2019

Social justice and curriculum integration in a New Zealand primary school:  A foundation principal’s view

Setting up a brand new primary school is always a challenge but with limited resources this challenge is exacerbated. A model of curriculum, developed by James Beane (1997) and defined as “Integrated Curriculum”, which used a democratic approach, was trialled in the new school. It was co-constructed with students and had not been previously used in a full primary school before in New Zealand. This proved to be yet another challenge. In this reflective narrative, the Foundation

Barbara Fogarty-Perry

Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, Volume 32 , ISSUE 1, 39–47

research-article | 08-April-2020

GEOSPATIAL DATA PROCESSING CHARACTERISTICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING TASKS

imagery, a complex approach to the organization and storage of remote sensing data is necessary, taking into account the specifics of their acquisition. This approach allows saving information resources and obtain quick ways to access spatial data, as well as automatically detect new changes in images with their automatic photogrammetric normalization and georeferencing. When carrying out photogrammetric processing, despite the fact that all the received images stored in the database have undergone

Olga BUTENKO, Stanislav HORELIK, Oleh ZYNYUK

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 13 , ISSUE 1, 103–114

Article | 03-March-2018

MAIN TRENDS OF BIOFUELS PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE

The analysis of biological resources for biofuels production in Ukraine has been carried out, and it has been shown that usage of alternative energy sources has great potential for substantially improving energy supply of the state and solving environmental problems. The directions of development and new technologies of obtaining motor fuels from biomass are systematized. It has been established that usage of different types of biofuels and their mixtures for feeding internal combustion engines

Myroslav PANCHUK, Sviatoslav KRYSHTOPA, Liubomyr SHLAPAK, Liudmyla KRYSHTOPA, Andrii PANCHUK, Volodymyr YAROVYI, Aleksander SŁADKOWSKI

Transport Problems, Volume 12 , ISSUE 4, 15–26

Article | 01-March-2016

BASE BAND RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION UNDER C-RAN

Aim to cost of wireless operators constantly increases but income increases slowly, this paper researches cloud wireless access network (C-RAN) based on concentrated resources pool, proposes a dynamic projection model combined with base band processing unit (Building Base band Unit, BBU) and remote radio unit (Radio Remote Unit, RRU), designs base band resource allocation method, according to cloud calculation and C-RAN technology which introduced in this paper, through calculation and analysis

Yanrong Niu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 9 , ISSUE 1, 289–308

Article | 03-October-2018

EFFECT OF THE LOAD FACTOR ON THE TICKET PRICE

the Airbus A319 aircraft on the Bratislava (BTS) and Larnaca (LCA) routes. The data we used to calculate the individual indicators are based on real resources and give us a clear example of how the load factor affects the ticket price.

Stanislav SZABO, Sebastián MAKÓ, Alica TOBISOVÁ, Peter HANÁK, Marek PILÁT

Transport Problems, Volume 13 , ISSUE 3, 41–49

Article | 08-April-2018

Optimal Pricing for Service Provision in an IaaS Cloud Market with Delay Sensitive Cloud Users

Cloud computing has received a significant amount of attentions from both engineering and academic fields. Designing optimal pricing schemes of cloud services plays an important role for the success of cloud computing. How to set optimal prices of cloud resources in order to maximize these CSPs’ revenues in an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud market while at the same time meeting the cloud users’ demand satisfaction is a challenging problem that CSPs should consider. However

Gang Fang, Xianwei Li

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 2 , ISSUE 2, 1–8

Article | 24-April-2018

Design of Remote Eater Conservancy Information Monitoring System Based on Embedded Technology

public transport hydrologic data, without networking, suitable for actual, system operation cost is low, the data transmission reliable and rapid. For water conservancy department of information management system of water resources to provide a complete set of hardware and software solutions, in areas such as DAMS, reservoirs, lakes has more broad application prospects.

Xiaoqing Shi, Qianhua Huang, Gangyu Gu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 2 , ISSUE 4, 106–109

research-article | 30-November-2018

A CONCEPT OF THE GASIFICATION PLANT FOR SELECTED ORGANIC WASTE

1. INTRODUCTION Today's waste management faces a great challenge. The consumptive lifestyle of nowadays societies (extract → produce → use → throw away) produces a growing stream of waste. This forces a search for new solutions for the waste management. Current purposes of waste management focus on taking maximum advantage of the waste potential. Reasonable use of the natural resources and assuring sustainable economy is a priority of the European legislature. Waste Framework Directive assumes

Monika CZOP

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 12 , ISSUE 3, 123–129

review-article | 30-January-2020

CHALLENGES IN ANAESTHESIA DURING SPACE EXPLORATION MISSIONS

presents challenges that have never been faced, including the management of a medical or surgical emergency on board. Models used to calculate the likelihood of such an emergency suggest that there is likely to be at least one on a 900 day flight(3-5). A medical emergency on board carries a significant risk of morbidity or mortality, as well as risk to the mission itself. Broadly, the challenge of managing a medical emergency in space is three-fold. Firstly, resources are likely to be limited. Weight

Stuart Benson, Gordon Cable, Lorna Workman

Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, Volume 11 , 1–10

Article | 30-November-2019

Design of Electric Power Line Drawing Algorithm

automatically generated V. CONCLUSION The system manages power line parameter data through a database, and realizes the function of automatically drawing power graphs according to the proportion set by users, thus saving human resources. It can quickly change the information in the database when the information about a power line is changed. Therefore, it can well meet the needs of China’s power grid reconstruction with short drawing cycle and high working efficiency. This system has achieved good

Sun Pengzhan, Lei Juchao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 5 , ISSUE 2, 71–75

Research Article | 06-July-2018

The Education of Gifted Children in the Early Years: A First Survey of Views, Teaching Practices, Resourcing and Administration Issues

between what respondents believed teachers should do and what they actually did in practice on a number of aspects of working with young gifted children was found. Respondents’ suggestions of resources included: ideas for extension activities; identification and assessment tools; and recognition of parents as an important resource for information. Written, online and media resources and the provision of teacher professional development is clearly wanted and should help to raise understanding and

Valerie Margrain, Sarah Farquhar

Apex, Volume 17 , ISSUE 1, 47–59

Article | 01-December-2014

SHARING RESEARCH EXPERIENCES OF WSN BASED SMART HOME

experiences which may support other researchers to achieve success without wasting resources are reported. Moreover, presented research analyses of some unusual observations made in a proto-typed smart home monitoring system have been discussed. Packet delivery ratio (PDR) and latency are among a few reliability issues that have been analysed and addressed in this article to make the system more robust.

H. Ghayvat, A. Nag, N. K. Suryadevara, S.C. Mukhopadhyay, X. Gui, J. Liu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 4, 1997–2013

Research Article | 21-April-2017

Urban sustainable mobility. Part 2: Simulation models and impacts estimation

implemented on the transport system that is: rational for the transport system and sustainable for people’s health and for the environmental and requires minimal economic resources. Starting from the results of the compendium paper (Part 1), the paper investigate on non-rational sustainable transport policies through an ex-post analysis on real casa application in Naples (Italy).

Armando CARTENÌ

Transport Problems, Volume 10 , ISSUE 1, 5–16

Article | 01-September-2016

USER BEHAVIOUR MONITORING USING MOBILE PHONES TO IMPROVE 5G SERVICES AND PERFORMANCE

equipment currently being used for base stations is limited to hardware devices, such as spectrum analysers and power meters. These testing methods do not include the considerable potential variations in data demands due to changes in user behaviours, which could be resolved by presuming that all data resources could be dynamically allocated by real-time events. A complete system has been designed and implemented in this study to investigate current user behaviours regarding mobile data usage. The

Zhihao Cui, Jize Yan

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 9 , ISSUE 3, 1189–1219

Article | 01-March-2012

MONITORING OF NITRATES AND PHOSPHATES IN WASTEWATER: CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES AND FURTHER CHALLENGES

Consumers expect water supply companies to deliver safe drinking water that meets both health quality standards and aesthetic requirements such as colour, turbidity, taste and odour. Current water quality assessment methods of these parameters, which form the basis for sound water resources management, are mainly laboratory based, require fresh supply of chemicals, trained staff and are time consuming. Real-time water quality monitoring is essential for National and International Health and

O. Korostynska, A. Mason, A. Al-Shamma’a

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 1, 149–176

Article | 28-August-2018

A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH FOR THE SELECTION OF THE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER PROFESSIONAL IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

This paper presents a model for selecting Architect/Engineer (A/E) professionals for construction projects. The model takes into account all relevant criteria considered by the owner. These criteria were identified through a comprehensive literature review, and were then clustered into seven groups, namely firm background; past experience; technical resources; management capabilities; financial stability; quality assurance; and innovation capability. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was

Sadi ASSAF, Mohammad A. HASSANAIN, Laith HADIDI, Azfar AMMAN

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 10 , ISSUE 4, 5–14

research-article | 05-September-2019

Stewardship Actions for Market issues in the National Disability Insurance Scheme: A Review of the Evidence

needs of participants in regional and remote areas. There is no easily accessible block-funded alternative for participants with more complex needs, a feature in many personalised care schemes in countries such as the UK (Carey et al., 2018a; Malbon et al., 2018). Under the design of the scheme, the NDIA can only intervene to commission services where market failure has been demonstrated. Finally, the NDIS uses fixed prices and actuarial modelling in the allocation of resources to citizens

Eleanor Malbon, Daniel Reeders, Gemma Carey, Axelle Marjolin

Evidence Base, Volume 2019 , ISSUE 1, 1–14

Article | 26-March-2020

PROBLEMS OF DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNDERGROUND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE OF CITIES

The goal of this article is to determine rational constructional and technological options for the development of underground space, in particular, the arrangement of underground parking lots under the specific hydrogeological conditions of Dnipro city. In this article, the best practices in the construction of similar facilities in the world are discussed. Arrangements for individual structural elements and structures as a whole were considered. The main resources for their implementation are

Oleksandr PSHYNKO, Anatoliy RADKEVYCH, Mikolay NETESA, Andrii NETESA

Transport Problems, Volume 15 , ISSUE 1, 81–92

Article | 30-November-2018

Il volo: Wim Wenders’ short documentary on hybrid space in Calabrian shrinking cities

the integration of (il)legal immigrants in Italian society. Contrary to what the topic of Wenders’ short documentary might surmise, Il volo (which could be translated as Flight) is not an expository nor an observational narration, with long (panoramic) shots and extended sequences, but it combines cinematic resources and techniques that belong to the poetic and the reflexive mode of documentary filmmaking (2010, pp. 31, 149-153). As I will demonstrate, Wenders’ documentary clearly ‘emphasises

Inge Lanslots

Borderlands, Volume 18 , ISSUE 1, 133–145

Research Article | 01-September-2017

SECURE ROUTE DISCOVERY FOR DYNAMIC SOURCE ROUTING IN MANETs

Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are collections of wireless mobile devices with restricted broadcast range and resources and no fixed infrastructure. Communication is achieved by communicating data along suitable routes that are dynamically discovered and maintained through association between the nodes. Discovery of such routes is a major task both from good organization and security points of view. Recently a security model tailored to the specific requirements of MANETs. A novel route

M. Anto Bennet, G. Vijayalakshmi, P. Shenbagavalli, M. Vijayalakshmi, S. Saranya

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 10 , ISSUE 5, 426–445

Research Article | 12-December-2017

FPGA-Based Implementation of Real Time Optical Flow Algorithm and Its Applications for Digital Image Stabilization

working with limited computational resources. This demonstrates the possibility of using our algorithm in the autonomous navigation and other battery-powered systems.

Robert Piotrowski, Stanislaw Szczepanski, Slawomir Koziel

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 3 , ISSUE 2, 253–272

Research Article | 12-December-2017

THE USE OF OPTICAL SENSORS TO ESTIMATE PASTURE QUALITY

Optical remote sensing tools are being used in a number of agricultural applications by recording an object's transmission of electromagnetic energy from reflecting and radiating surfaces. This unique spectral information is used to characterize the features of green vegetation. With the development of proximal sensing tools, vegetation or crop health can be determined and monitored in real-time. This information provides an opportunity for precise management of input resources to optimise

R.R. Pullanagari, I. Yule, W. King, D. Dalley, R. Dynes

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 4 , ISSUE 1, 125–137

Research Article | 20-February-2013

OUTLIER DETECTION BASED ON SIMILAR FLOCKING MODEL IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

Outlier detection plays a crucial role in secure monitoring in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Moreover, outlier detection techniques in WSN face the problem of limited resources of transmission bandwidth, energy consumption and storage capacity. In this paper, similar flocking model is proposed and a cluster algorithm based on similar flocking model (CASFM) is put forward to detect outliers in real-time stream data collected by sensor nodes. The similar flocking model improves the Vicsek model

Cheng Chunling, Wu Hao, Yu Zhihu, Zhang Dengyin, Xu Xiaolong

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 1, 18–37

Article | 01-December-2012

ANALYSIS OF LAND USE CHANGE CHARACTERISTICS BASED ON REMOTE SENSING AND GIS IN THE JIUXIANG RIVER WATERSHED

achieve land resources sustainable use.

He-Bing Hu, Hong-Yu Liu, Jing-Feng Hao, Jing An

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 4, 811–823

Article | 05-September-2013

A Novel Key Chain-Based En-route Filtering Protocol For Wireless Sensor Networks

Sensor nodes may be deployed in hostile environments. An adversary may compromise the sensor nodes and inject false data into the network, which wastes scarce energy resources of the forwarding nodes. Existing schemes can effectively resist false data injection, but most of them do not consider the identifiers (IDs) attack, the en-route nodes check only the Message Authentication Codes (MACs) and do not verify the nodes identifiers (IDs) of the endorsing reports. In this paper, we propose a

Zhiming Zhang, Xiaoyong Xiong, Jiangang Deng

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 4, 1637–1652

Article | 07-May-2018

Research on AORBCO Model and It’s Description Language

representation of intelligence. Introducing and updating of the weights to express the closely degree of relationship among entities are to simulate the fuzzy of intelligence. The behavior control mechanism of the agent makes the intelligent dynamics realization. The AORBCO description language based on XML makes the expression form and content of the resources unify through the definition of correlative marks, which is convenient for people and computers to understand the semantics of language components

Zhi Min, Luo Junmin, Gao Wuqi

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 3 , ISSUE 1, 101–105

Article | 26-August-2018

THE ANALYSIS OF THE DIRECT FOUNDATION WITH ENERGY FOUNDATIONS ON THE BASIS OF THE OFFICE BUILDING “A4 BUSINESS PARK” IN KATOWICE AT FRANCUSKA STREET

Resources of geothermal energy range from the shallow ground to hot water and hot rock were found a few kilometres beneath the Earth's surface, and down even deeper to the extremely high temperatures of molten rock called magma. The paper shows the analysis of the public building foundation with the usage of shallow geothermal system (closed loop systems using the vertical energy piles). In the soil and groundwater conditions the change of the way of public building foundation was suggested

Małgorzata JASTRZĘBSKA, Barbara WAWRZYŃCZYK

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 2, 65–76

Editorial | 22-July-2020

A Need for Interdisciplinary Personnel to Serve Students with DeafBlindness: A Literature Review

financially challenged areas (Ayers, 2011). There are country-wide shortages of personnel trained to serve students with DeafBlindness (Bruce, Luckner, & Ferrell, 2018; Landa-Vialard, Ely, & Lartz, 2018), and the programs that train personnel to serve students with DeafBlindness have limited capacity and scarce resources (National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2019). In addition, these shortages will likely be exacerbated in the coming years by the retirement of large numbers of baby-boomer teachers (Ambrose

Phoebe Okungu, Nora Griffin-Shirley, Charity Gamboa Embley, The Nguyen, Vitalis Othuon

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 11 , ISSUE 1, 20–34

Article | 20-December-2020

Flow management system for maximising business revenue and profitability

, late deliveries, high inventories and considerable operational costs. All of these business errors seriously challenge the company’s competitiveness. The aim of the paper is to demonstrate the importance of effective analysis of maintaining the appropriate level of inventory in gaining a competitive advantage of the company using the company's key resources in the competitive struggle on the market while conducting continuous reporting of reasons for not achieving the assumed business

Piotr Zawada, Włodzimierz Okrasa, Jack Warchalowski

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 21 , ISSUE 5, 193–206

research-article | 31-August-2021

One Way Travel Restriction Device

persist in planning and promoting innovation from a global perspective, make the best use of global innovation resources, comprehensively enhance China’s position in the global innovation pattern, and strive to become a leader in several important fields and a participant in important rule making. Society: develop smart city and digital social technology, and promote the people-oriented new urbanization. Rely on new technology and management innovation to support new urbanization, modern urban

Hu Zihang, Liu Guolong, Mi Yuan

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 6 , ISSUE 3, 66–71

Research Article | 21-April-2017

Travel demand management in the context of promoting bike trips, an overview of solutions implemented in Cracow

Car traffic in cities causes a decrease in travel speed, irregularity of public transport operation and, as a consequence for travellers, significant time losses. Because of congestion the accessibility to the destination points, especially those that are located in the city centre, is threatened. Other difficulties concern: road safety, increasing air pollution, traffic noise and global warming. Construction of new roads and transport facilities requires large financial resources and covers

Katarzyna NOSAL

Transport Problems, Volume 10 , ISSUE 2, 23–34

Research Article | 21-April-2017

A framework for categorizing risks in High Speed Train (HST) projects: the example of the first HST in Brazil

effects on the project. This process should consider the project uncertainty elements in order to generate specific results. In the case of HST projects, examples of uncertainty elements are: politics, economy, environment, human resources and technology. Therefore, this study aims to present a framework for categorizing risks to be used in HST projects. Also, for each category proposed some risk examples are suggested. An overview of the first Brazil HST project is showed and the risk framework is

Viviane GRUBISIC, Elisete ZAGHENI, Yesid ASAFF, Acires DIAS

Transport Problems, Volume 10 , ISSUE SE, 37–46

Research Article | 10-April-2013

An Enhanced Scheme in Controlling Both Coverage and Quality of Service in Wireless Sensor Networks

With the increasing number of applications for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), different Quality of Services (QoS) levels based on the type of applications are required. An increasing research interest has been noted in the provision of QoS support in WSNs. QoS support in WSNs is challenging because of very limited resources, such as battery power, processing power, memory, and bandwidth. An earlier study introduced a QoS control approach based on the Gur Game. The Gur Game-based scheme can

Hao-Li Wang, Rong-Guei Tsai, Long-Sheng Li

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 2, 772–790

Article | 01-June-2016

THREE-STEP REGISTRATION AND MULTI-THREAD PROCESSING BASED IMAGE MOSAIC FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE APPLICATIONS

determine the common points between two adjacent images; then, the linear slope constraint model is used to filter the mismatching point-pairs; finally, the RANSAC algorithm is adopted to remove outer points from the common points to ensure matching precision of inter frames. To accommodate the real time requirement of UAV application, a parallel data processing pattern is presented. The multi-core resources and multi-thread computing method of computers are employed adequately in the new pattern to

Hongguang Li, Wenrui Ding, Yufeng wang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 9 , ISSUE 2, 1090–1109

Article | 26-August-2018

TESTS OF PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF FUEL AND BALLAST FRACTIONS FROM WASTE PROCESSING INSTALLATIONS

municipal waste fraction constitutes an important element of modern waste management system. Moreover, it becomes an alternative to exhaustible resources of fossil fuels and a valuable source of energy to be used in industry, e.g. in cement industry. The article presents characteristics of a selected production plant of alternative fuel, which operates in the area of Silesian Voivodship. The purpose of the test was to analyse the quality of the readymade alternative fuel and ballast fraction formed in

Monika CZOP, Małgorzata KAJDA-SZCZEŚNIAK

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 3, 113–121

Article | 28-August-2018

FACTORS AFFECTING GROUNDWATER QUALITY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EXPLOITATION OF SMALL DRINKING WATER INTAKES

In this work, attention has been paid to the problem of quality of groundwater, which is the main source of supply of drinking water for rural inhabitants. In particular, the important factors for the groundwater quality in rural areas have been presented. This paper also shows the impact of the quality and quantity of available water resources on the exploitation of chosen small water intakes. Results of research on the quality parameters of groundwater, obtained in 2012÷2016 for selected

Robert NOWAK, Anna IMPEROWICZ-PAWLACZYK

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 10 , ISSUE 4, 153–161

Research Article

External Threat as Coercion

’ increased powers and to provide a patina of legitimacy while, on a smaller scale, criminal organizations such as the mafia have long profited from offering protection. The purpose of this paper is to theoretically model and experimentally investigate indirect coercion and compare its effectiveness in extracting valued resources to that of direct coercion. Previous research has shown that all power structures, whether exchange, conflict or coercive, take two distinct forms, strong and weak

Pamela Emanuelson, David Willer

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 16 , ISSUE 1, 1–16

research-article | 30-November-2018

VARIOUS PRESENTATION OF NOISE PERCEPTION IN BYDGOSZCZ GREEN AREAS

Małgorzata SZTUBECKA, Marta SKIBA, Maria MRÓWCZYŃSKA, Anna BAZAN-KRZYWOSZAŃSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 12 , ISSUE 3, 113–120

research-article | 18-April-2020

Forest fire detection using wireless sensor networks

Premsai Dasari, Gundam Krishna Jayanth Reddy, Abhishek Gudipalli

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 13 , ISSUE 1, 1–8

Article | 31-December-2020

A REVIEW OF APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF WEATHER'S EFFECT ON ROAD TRAFFIC PARAMETERS

data resources, backgrounds, and methodologies. The review of papers shows that results may be strongly dependent on the subject region (especially the climate zone), human behavior, and the legal framework (e.g., speed restrictions). However, the local view is important as well, and information regarding specific road attributes should not be overlooked. Comparison of the results of individual studies can be problematic owing to the myriad of different methodologies, so the description of any

Dominika JARMUŻ, Jerzy CHMIEL

Transport Problems, Volume 15 , ISSUE 4, Part 2, 241–251

Report | 24-March-2020

Automation in the transfusion service

Several instruments are now available for full automation of serologic testing in the transfusion service.  Selection of an instrument is based on the facility’s needs for testing and its resources.  Installation, validation, interfacing, and operations require new skill sets for most transfusion service personnel.  The newer instruments are suitable for use in smaller transfusion services, where procedures may not have changed recently and installing new equipment is a

Suzanne H. Butch

Immunohematology, Volume 24 , ISSUE 3, 86–92

Article | 20-July-2021

Social media and orthodontics: An analysis of orthodontic-related posts on Instagram

purposes. Orthodontists should be aware of the content of social media platforms and educate and direct their patients towards correct and reliable Instagram resources.

Suleyman Kutalmış Buyuk, Mehmed Taha Alpaydın, Tugce Imamoglu

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 36 , ISSUE 2, 153–159

research-article | 08-October-2021

THE STUDY OF THE OLD ESTATES OF THE NORTHWESTERN BLACK SEA REGION OF UKRAINE IN THE ASPECT OF INCREASING THE RECREATIONAL AND TOURIST POTENTIAL

and nature reserves: Berezan Island (Buyan Island) - is part of the Olvia National Historical and Archaeological Reserve, Kinburn Spit Landscape Park (part of the Svyatoslav White Coast National Natural Park), on whose territory there are remains of the famous “Kinburn Fortress” - a mysterious building from the time of the Ottoman Empire. Pervomaisk is the city which is the richest in water resources and located at the confluence of the Southern Bug and Sinyukha rivers. On the eastern outskirts of

Svitlana STOROZHUK, Andrii PRONCHENKO

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 14 , ISSUE 3, 39–51

Article | 01-December-2016

SOCIAL POPULARITY BASED ROUTING IN DELAY TOLERANT NETWORKS

the inter-contact time and multi-hop neighbor information into consideration. In this paper, we first introduce a method to detect the quality of relation between pair of nodes accurately. Used the reliable relationships, social popularity is proposed to evaluate the social power of node in the network. SPBR makes the routing decisions based on the popularity, leading message closer to destinations with low hops of routing and network resources. Extensive simulations are conducted and the results

Youmei Song, Jianbo Li, Chenglong Li, Fushu Wang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 9 , ISSUE 4, 1687–1709

Article | 23-April-2018

Design of Monitoring System for Rural Drinking Water Source Based on WSN

In order to solve the existing traditional rural drinking water monitoring in a lot of manpower, material resources, real-time, this paper introduces a WSN based on the rural drinking water source monitoring system design, the system consists of five parts: water quality monitoring, soil monitoring node node, node, routing node and gateway server. Water quality monitoring node, soil monitoring nodes send the collected data to the gateway node through the wireless module sent directly, or

Zexin Lin, Weixing Wang, Huili Yin, Sheng Jiang, Guohui Jiao, Jieping Yu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 2 , ISSUE 4, 5–9

Article | 09-June-2019

Teacher leadership report: How student-led pedagogy in modern learning environments (MLEs) can improve literacy learning

engagement, positive shifts in attitude, and improved progress and achievement. We undertook two cycles of participatory action-based inquiry to find out how successful collaboration and student ownership within the MLEs could impact on literacy engagement and achievement. We noted considerable progress in the development of key competencies, influenced by the transfer of ownership from teacher to student through choice, sharing of the curriculum, and engagement with the wider range of resources readily

Ann R Briggs, Bek Gabites, Scott Mackenzie, Julie McIntosh, Josh Shelley, Peter Verstappen

Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, Volume 32 , ISSUE 1, 62–69

Article | 23-October-2019

School leaders’ perceptions on comprehensive school counseling (CSC) evaluation processes: Adherence and implementation of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model

adhere to appropriate responsibilities, school leaders should continue to seek support from their own employer in providing the necessary resources to address certain responsibilities – those unrelated to comprehensive school counseling programs - that school counselors had previously been unfairly asked to go above and beyond to address. Interestingly, in this study, no statistically significant differences emerged in perceptions among school leaders based on school size, student population

Rachel Louise Geesa, Nicholas P. Elam, Renae D. Mayes, Kat R. McConnell, Kaylee M. McDonald

Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, Volume 34 , 25–43

Case report | 10-July-2018

Hikikomori: debating a XXI century phenomenon from a clinical point of view

. Clinical experiences collected allow the definition of therapeutic protocols useful for the treatment of hikikomori adolescents. The overall objective is to promote the autonomy of the adolescent, as well as the reinforcement of his/her identity and personal resources, as well as the non-traumatic re-entry into the social context.

Fiorenzo Ranieri, Luciano Luccherino

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 6 , ISSUE 1, 72–79

Research Article | 26-September-2018

A Model for Evolutionary Ecology of Disease: The Case for Caenorhabditis Nematodes and Their Natural Parasites

disassociated from its natural habitat in the 1960s. Today, studies are uncovering that lost natural history, with several natural parasites described since 2008. Studies of these natural Caenorhabditis–parasite interactions can reap the benefits of the vast array of experimental and genetic tools developed for this laboratory model. In this review, we introduce the natural parasites of C. elegans characterized thus far and discuss resources available to study them, including experimental (co)evolution

AMANDA K. GIBSON, LEVI T. MORRAN

Journal of Nematology, Volume 49 , ISSUE 4, 357–372

Research Article | 01-September-2017

GSM BASED SOLDIER TRACKING SYSTEM AND MONITORING USING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

statement of requirements as found in the Request for Proposal. Secondary aims of this investigation included gathering data that will allow potential users of the system to understand its capabilities and limitations, as well as allow efficient planning of both time and resources necessary to ensure efficient and productive use of the system for training the solider.

P. Chakravarth, S. Natarajan, M. Anto Bennet

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 10 , ISSUE 5, 259–270

Research Article | 13-December-2017

A Design of Gain-scheduled Congestion Controllers using State Predictive Observers

on a design technique of state predictive observer for linear time-delay systems. Thus it can be possible to embed the congestion controller in real networks by combining these methods. Firstly dynamical models of TCP/AQM are described as linear systems with self-scheduling parameters, which also depend on information delay. Here it is distinguishing to focus on constraints on the maximum queue length and TCP window-size, which are the network resources in TCP/AQM networks. And a design method of

Takehito Azuma, Masashi Uchida

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 1 , ISSUE 1, 208–219

Review | 06-August-2019

GRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL MAPS. TRACES OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHEOLOGY IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN SECTOR OF THE CITY OF CAGLIARI. (SARDINIA, ITALY)

works carried out initially with only human work, later with the use of animals and finally with mechanical tools. These elements constituted the authentic “settlement principle” of the area where the lagoons, in particular, were sources of decisive resources: in addition to fishing, the landing place (especially the western ponds) and the extraction of salt (mainly from the Molentargius pond). Based on these fundamental “environmental vocations” the human settlement of the sites will be organized

Andrea PIRINU

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 12 , ISSUE 2, 69–77

research-article | 09-January-2020

Towards sustainability: The feasibility of a sustainability hub in Clare and the Mid North, South Australia

Sustainability is frequently referenced in association with climate change adaptation using new methods and technologies, signifying the ability of people to meet the social, economic, and environmental needs of existing and future generations without exhausting natural resources or degrading the quality of the natural environmental; sustainability is central to global resource conservancy. Local governments are in a primary position to address these goals and indeed across Australia are

Bridie Meyer-McLean, Simon Millcock

South Australian Geographical Journal, Volume 115 , ISSUE 1, 1–19

Research Article | 27-February-2017

Smoking cessation and tobacco prevention in Indigenous populations

This article systematically reviews 91 smoking cessation and tobacco prevention studies tailored for Indigenous populations around the world, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations in Australia. We identified several components of effective interventions, including the use of multifaceted programs that simultaneously address the behavioural, psychological and biochemical aspects of addiction, using resources culturally tailored for the needs of individual

Kristin Carson, Harshani Jayasinghe, Brian Smith, Jeffrey Newchurch, Malcolm Brinn, Antony Veale, Matthew Peters, Adrian Esterman, Kuljit Singh

Evidence Base, Volume 2014 , ISSUE 3, 1–51

Article | 30-November-2018

Design and Research of New Network Address Coding

PREFACE Because IPv4 addresses are allocated on a first-come-first-served, on-demand basis, the distribution imbalance makes address allocation flawed. With the continuous development of the Internet (especially the explosive growth of the scale and the surge of address use), some inherent defects of IPv4 are gradually exposed, mainly focusing on address shortage. IPV4 does not provide encryption and authentication mechanisms to ensure the secure transmission of confidential data resources and

Yufeng Lai, Jianping Xie, Xiaowei Cheng, Yuyu Li

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 4 , ISSUE 1, 29–38

mini-review | 27-December-2020

Biofloc Technology: Emerging Microbial Biotechnology for the Improvement of Aquaculture Productivity

development of this system to produce more aquaculture products without any pollution to the environment and with limited natural resources of water and land. Development of biofloc technology as a novel microbial biotechnology Microbial biotechnology, which deals with applying microorganisms to ensure the security, safety, and usefulness of foods, yielding high-quality products, proper human nutrition, and defense against plant and animal diseases, is still rising with different new technologies for

MAMDOH T. JAMAL, MOHAMMED BROOM, BANDAR A. AL-MUR, MAMDOUH AL HARBI, MOHAMMED GHANDOURAH, AHMED AL OTAIBI, MD FAZLUL HAQUE

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 4, 401–409

research-article | 28-May-2021

TDMA-clustering-based approach to avoid the reader-to-tag collision problem during the stocktaking process

allocating the available system resources such as the frequencies and time among the readers to prevent them from colliding. Colorwave (Waldrop et al., 2003), the Neighbor Friendly Reader Anti-Collision algorithm (NFRA) (Eom et al., 2009), the Distance-based Reader Collision Avoidance algorithm (DRCA) (Golsorkhtabaramiri and Issazadehkojidi, 2017), and the Fair Reader Collision Avoidance Algorithm (FRCA 1&2) (Rezaie and Golsorkhtabaramiri, 2018) are examples of the scheduling-based approach. More broadly

Sara El Ouadaa, Slimane Bah, Abdelaziz Berrado

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 14 , ISSUE 1, 1–14

Review | 18-May-2020

Review: IgA anaphylactic transfusion reactions. Part I. Laboratory diagnosis, incidence,and supply of IgAdeficient products

-deficient banked plasma products and dedicated plateletpheresis donors has led to the development of American Rare Donor Program policies designed to appropriately allocate these precious resources. The test methods used to establish the diagnosis of IgA deficiency and identify the approximately onethird of these individuals with anti-IgA are discussed, along with the incidence of abnormal tests in various populations. Also presented are testing recommendations for the identification of an IgAmediated

Ralph R. Vassallo

Immunohematology, Volume 20 , ISSUE 4, 226–233

Article | 14-October-2020

An algorithm to locate hrB – donors for individuals with sickle cell disease

reference laboratory. Reagents for phenotyping high-incidence antigens are often not readily available, requiring a specialized reference laboratory that adds cost and turnaround time. Our algorithm selected r'r African American donors most likely to lack hrB for further evaluation by a second reference laboratory.We felt this was the most judicious use of resources and provided the greatest opportunity to find compatible components for individuals with SCD and anti-hrB and -D.

Richard R. Gammon, Norberto D. Velasquez Jr.

Immunohematology, Volume 18 , ISSUE 3, 82–84

research-article | 30-November-2020

Virulence of Steinernema ceratophorum against different pest insects and their potential for in vivo and in vitro culture

Xun Yan, Guimei Chen, Yuqing Chen, Bingjiao Sun, Xinghui Gu, Weibing Ruan, Richou Han

Journal of Nematology, Volume 53 , 1–12

original-paper | 05-December-2019

Illumina MiSeq Analysis and Comparison of Freshwater Microalgal Communities on Ulleungdo and Dokdo Islands

resources were harvested by collecting 100 ml from the water surfaces at each site on October 3, 2018. The collected samples were shipped to Macrogen Co., Ltd. on October 3, 2018, using the Same Day Express Courier Service and analyzed while maintained at room temperature. DNA extraction and MiSeq system analysis. MiSeq system analysis (Macrogen, Seoul, South Korea) involved amplicon sequencing of whole DNA, with DNA extracted by the PowerSoil® DNA Isolation Kit (Cat. No. 12888, MO BIO) according to the

HYUN-SIK YUN, YOUNG-SAENG KIM, HO-SUNG YOON

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 68 , ISSUE 4, 527–539

Research Article | 20-December-2018

Climate change adaptation for peri-urban horticulture: a case study of the Adelaide Hills apple and pear industry

Despite a growing body of climate change adaptation research, translating findings into action remains a challenge. The need for early intervention looms as a significant problem for horticulture industries in Australia’s peri-urban regions where competing demands for resources generate land use conflicts. Tools and methods that help stakeholders and decision-makers understand climate risks and adaptation options at a more strategic level provide a mechanism to bridge the gap between

Peter Houston, Douglas K. Bardsley

South Australian Geographical Journal, Volume 114 , ISSUE 1, 29–42

Case report | 10-January-2018

A Neurological Integrated Care Pathway

community neurological support service, with high levels of patient satisfaction. In this case the NICP achieved best value from existing resources and provided a viable model of service delivery for chronic neurological conditions.

Kathleen McCoy, Harriet Chan

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 25 , ISSUE 2, 25–29

Case report | 25-January-2018

Support My Spine ASAP. A Rural Tele-health care model for patients being managed with a Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthotic (TLSO).

being implemented district wide. Key Practice Points: Telehealth model of care can be successfully implemented to TLSO management Multidisciplinary team role is critical role in redesigning models of care Telehealth increase the efficiency of healthcare resources

Ryan Gallagher, Jane Morison, Michelle Giles, Judith Henderson, Sarah Zehnder

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1, 7–9

Case report | 25-January-2018

A Neurological Integrated Care Pathway

community neurological support service, with high levels of patient satisfaction. In this case the NICP achieved best value from existing resources and provided a viable model of service delivery for chronic neurological conditions.

Kathleen McCoy, Harriet Chan

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1, 38–43

Article | 30-November-2019

Comparison Research on Future Network Between IPv4, IPv6 and IPV9

Internet, the network has completely changed people’s lives. I. PROBLEMS WITH IPV4 AND IPV6 A. Problems with IPv4 1) Insufficient address Internet uses IPv4 protocol address scheme, the address number up to 232, due to the early development of the Internet to estimate the development trend of Internet, the IP allocation is not reasonable, address resources are exhausted, although no classification of addressing CIDR technology, network address translation NAT technology to alleviate the crisis, but

Halavachou Yury, Fei Xu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 5 , ISSUE 1, 28–35

Case Study | 18-June-2020

INVESTIGATING THE ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF WASTE COLLECTION AND TRANSPORTATION – CASE STUDY FOR URBAN AND RURAL MUNICIPALITIES IN POLAND

prices of secondary raw materials, waste-collecting companies should pay attention towards reducing transport costs and using human resources more efficiently.

Mariusz WALA, Piotr NOWAKOWSKI

Transport Problems, Volume 15 , ISSUE 2, 93–105

research-article | 15-June-2020

Lung ultrasound in a Singapore COVID-19 intensive care unit patient and a review of its potential clinical utility in pandemic

CT scanning, in the triage and ongoing management of patients to protect healthcare workers in resources-constrained settings in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wee Ming Peh, Steffi Kang Ting Chan, Yi Lin Lee, Pravin Shivaji Gare, Vui Kian Ho

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 81, e154–e158

Article | 30-July-2021

A qualitative study of orthodontic screening and referral practices among dental therapists in New Zealand

the development and use of resources that could aid in the orthodontic screening and referral process. Conclusions: This study has provided valuable insights into the current orthodontic referral process of New Zealand dental therapists. Variations among public and private therapists were identified. The implementation of an orthodontic referral guideline was viewed favourably by dental therapists.

Allan Tan, Florence Bennani, W. Murray Thomson, Mauro Farella, Li Mei

Australasian Orthodontic Journal, Volume 32 , ISSUE 2, 155–164

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