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Case report

The lived experience of adults with myasthenia gravis: A phenomenological study

Trudy Keer-Keer

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 40–46

Research Article

Novel Application of Kinect Sensor for Children to Learn Paleontological Environment

The authors are developing a simulation-based environmental learning support system using Kinect sensors. Obviously, it is impossible for learners to experience the actual paleontological environment, and it is therefore difficult for them to learn about the environments and lives. Then, we proposed an immersive animation display system using Kinect sensors and their human skeleton-tracking function. The system animates paleontological animals and their environment on the screen and displays

Tomohiro Nakayama, Takahiro Nakadai, Ryuichi Yoshida, Takeki Ogitsu, Hiroshi Takemura, Hiroshi Mizoguchi, Kaori Izuishi, Fusako Kusunoki, Keita Muratsu, Shigenori Inagaki

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–4

Research paper

THE OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS EXPERIENCE OF COLLECTING AND MEASURING SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING

Lucy Tinkler

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 373–396

Article

IMMERSIVE LEARNING SUPPORT SYSTEM BASED ON KINECT SENSOR FOR CHILDREN TO LEARN ABOUT PALEONTOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS

interviewed to assess their sense of immersion. The system was found to provide a nearreal experience of a defunct environment and the results confirmed that learners felt a sense of immersion and experienced an enhanced interest.

T. Nakayama, R. Yoshida, T. Nakadai, T. Ogitsu, H. Mizoguchi, K. Izuishi, F. Kusunoki, K. Muratsu, R. Egusa, S. Inagaki

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 1050–1062

Research Article

Education of Gifted Young Children: Contingency of Views on First-hand Experience and Conception of Giftedness

This article applies quantitative analysis of data from a New Zealand online survey on gifted education in the early years (Margrain & Farquhar, 2012). Questions asked participants about their role, experience, and beliefs regarding giftedness and gifted practice, valued and observed identification practices, valued and observed provisions, resources, beliefs about links with special education, and beliefs about early entry to school. A Fisher exact test of contingencies (with α = .05

Valerie Margrain, S. Lee, S.E. Farquhar

Apex , ISSUE 1, 25–37

Original Paper

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

BackgroundThree-dimensional (3D) ultrasound of the shoulder is characterized by a comparable accuracy to two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. No studies investigating 2D versus 3D inter-rater reliability in the detection of supraspinatus tendon tears taking into account the level of experience of the raters have been carried out so far.ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to determine the inter-rater reliability in the analysis of 3D ultrasound image sets of the supraspinatus tendon between

Giorgio Tamborrini, Christian Marx, Raphael Micheroli

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 66, 252–259

Research Article

An exploration of the experience of parents with children with autism spectrum disorder after diagnosis and intervention

Delays and difficulties in both diagnosis and access to services can compound existing stressors experienced by families with children with autism spectrum disorder. Early and accurate diagnosis and appropriate intervention may not only improve child-specific outcomes but may also mitigate some of the stressors impacting family relationships and quality of life. We aimed to understand the experience of over 500 families that had sought autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and intervention, their

Ben Milbourn, Marita Falkmer, Melissa H. Black, Sonya Girdler, Torbjorn Falkmer, Chiara Horlin

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 3, 104–110

original-paper

Non-invasive diagnosis of aortic arch anomalies in children – 15 years of own experience

Wojciech Mądry, Maciej Aleksander Karolczak, Marcin Myszkowski, Ewa Zacharska-Kokot

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 76, 5–8

Original Paper

Russian experience of using perampanel in daily clinical practice. Preliminary report

Introduction. Perampanel (PER) (Fycompa) 5'-(2-cyanophenyl)-1'-phenyl-2,3'-bipyridinyl-6'(1'H)-on is the newest antiepileptic drug and is the first-in-class selective non-competitive antagonist of ionotropic AMPA glutamate receptors of the postsynaptic neuronal membrane. The aim was to summarize Russian experience in using PER in daily clinical practice, and for this purpose the results of its use as an add-on treatment for focal epilepsy were assessed retrospectively

Pavel Vlasov, Vladimir Karlov, Irina Zhidkova, Aleksandr Chervyakov, Oleg Belyaev, Iosif Volkov, Diana Dmitrenko, Antonina Karas, Tatiana Kazennykh, Olga Miguskina, Anna Moskvicheva, Elena Paramonova, Irina Ponomareva

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1, 7–14

Research Article

Comparison of scintigraphy and ultrasound imaging in patients with primary, secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism – own experience

Background Background The imaging techniques most commonly used in the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidisms are ultrasound and scintigraphy. The diagnostic algorithms vary, depending mainly on the population, and experience of physicians. Aim Aim Aim of the present research was to determine the usefulness of parathyroid scintigraphy and ultrasonography in patients diagnosed for hyperparathyroidism in own material. Material and method Material and method In the present research, 96 operated

Małgorzata Kobylecka, Maria Teresa Płazińska, Witold Chudziński, Katarzyna Fronczewska-Wieniawska, Joanna Mączewska, Adam Bajera, Maria Karlińska, Leszek Królicki

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 68, 17–22

Review

Methodology of echocardiographic analysis of morphological variations of the aortic arch and its branches in children – own experience

artery arises in the posteromedial aortic surface, its imaging in a typical suprasternal view is very difficult. Our experience indicates that the visualization of ARSA is easier in the high left parasternal view (Fig. 4 A, B), crossing the chest in a transverse-like plane (2D and color imaging). Since this is not a standard view, it is very easy to overlook ARSA, even when aortic arch anatomy is carefully assessed, particularly when examining a restless infant. A different branching pattern is a

Wojciech Mądry, Ewa Zacharska-Kokot, Maciej A. Karolczak

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 76, 24–42

Research paper

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

Dylan M. Smith

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

Article

The Application of Human-Computer Interaction Idea in Computer Aided Industrial Design

Zhang Liang, Zhao Jian, Zheng Li-nan, Li Nan

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 3, 120–124

Article

COMPREHENSIVE ON SITE THERMAL DIAGNOSTICS OF BUILDINGS - POLISH PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Zbigniew POPIOLEK, Przemysław KATEUSZ

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 125–132

Article

SETTLEMENTS OF INDIVIDUAL HEATING COSTS IN MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS - POLISH EXPERIENCE

Aleksandra SPECJAŁ, Halina CIUMAN

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 143–151

research-article

Painted Records of Place: a return to lived experience and systematics

a few sketches rather than large paintings made of such scenes: this report was perhaps the extent of formal data collection. I suggest a sketch can also orientate a viewer to the edges and singular characteristics of a place, such as the above descriptions provide, where experience is not possible. Whilst current statistics, graphs, and analytical data are indispensable within the research environment, images may also carry similar sorts of understandings to a general viewer, even without an

Sue Michael

South Australian Geographical Journal , ISSUE 1, 1–17

Article

THE CHALLENGES OF THE POPULATION CENSUS ROUND OF 2020. OUTLINE OF THE METHODS OF QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION CENSUS DATA

surveys. Census quality assessment methods are discussed in the context of the international recommendations and experience of selected countries. Some Polish experience in these fields is also discussed, and some suggestions to the 2021 Polish Census of Population and Housing preparations are given.

Jan Kordos

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 1, 115–138

Article

Evaluating the Validity of Texas 2 STEPS

The Texas 2 STEPS Evaluation Tool was assessed for face validity. Thirty Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) piloted the tool while evaluating children under the age of five years. Each participant was asked to evaluate their comfort level working with this population and report the number of years’ experience they have working as a COMS. The majority of participants found the tool useful for assessing orientation and mobility (O&M) skills in children. The Texas 2

Tracy L. Hallak, M.Ed., TVI/COMS Instructor, Luis E. Aguerrevere, Ph.D.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 84–89

Article

CURRENT TRENDS OF PROTECTIONISM IN SHIPPING INDUSTRY

The purpose of this paper is to systematize the practical experience of the state protectionism in shipping industry at the current stage of its development. The reasons of protectionism in maritime transport are considered and the analysis of the world fleet ownership and flags of registration is conducted. The comparative analysis of the Dutch and Norwegian tonnage tax regimes and other current tax incentives in the different countries is made. The advantages and shortcomings of protectionist

Vlada ZHYKHARIEVA, Liudmyla SHYRIAIEVA, Olga VLASENKO

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 89–100

Article

Student Portfolios in O&M: A window into the child’s learning experience

Fabiana Perla, Ed.D. COMS, CLVT, Jamie Maffit, M.S., COMS, CLVT

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 44–51

Article

TrekAbout Adelaide: One Agency’s Experience of Introducing GPS Technology to O&M Services

Adrian Riessen, B.App.Sc., Grad.Cert.Health, M.Spec.Ed., Alison Ryan, B.App.Sc., M.Spec.Ed., Mark Battista, B.Sec.Ed., M.Spec.Ed.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 73–80

Research Article

Research of influence of small capacity passenger vehicles to work of transport system

The task of increase of traffic safety has got a special acuteness for large cities of Russia in connection with expansion of service of passengers of route taxis. In the paper results of research of technical operation’s conditions of route taxis, qualifications and the experience of their drivers are resulted, and also some ways of increase of safety on city routing traffic are offered.

Grigory BOYKO, Sergey TUJRIN, Vitaliy FEDOTOV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 23–30

Case report

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Adapting to Consequences

. Subjects had Glasgow Coma Scores 14/15 at 30 minutes after injury and 15/15 (full score) after 3 days. Subjects reported low post-concussion symptoms scores and few depressive symptoms. All subjects worked or studied before the injury and almost of them returned to normal lives at the time of interview. However, 18% did experience moderately severe disability and 1.5% suffered severe disabilities. Future studies with longitudinal, comparison, or predictive methodology with reduced but relevant

Nutthita Petchprapai

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 12–19

research-article

The Role of Social Influence and Network Churn in Beliefs about Electronic Medical Record Technology

-Lovin, & Cook, 2001; Vissa, 2011). For example, Kandel (1978) found that adolescent friendship pairs that do not experience network churn (i.e., are stable from time 1 to time 2) were more similar in their behaviors and values than pairs that experience network churn. In turn, individuals may be more receptive to influence from networks that are congruent with their beliefs and actions – a social process known as internalization – in order to maintain cognitive consistency (in which the induced

Christina T. Yuan, Gerald C. Kane, Jason M. Fletcher, Ingrid M. Nembhard

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 3, 29–49

Article

Application Research of Virtual 3D Animation Technology in the Design of Human Computer Interface

As everyone knows, the time of virtual reality has come, how to control and correct use of VR has become a significant topic. "In the era of virtual reality better human-computer interaction", "virtual reality interactive context and traditional context where is the difference in space", "touch interactive virtual reality experience what? Through the man-machine interface design, the use of virtual 3D animation technology, implementation of new methods and new ways of

Zhou Xiaocheng

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 3, 103–108

Article

THE DESIGN THINKING METHOD IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, PARTICULARLY FOR DESIGNING SENIOR HOMES

Researches on designing homes for senior in the future implemented by the authors were presented in two articles. The first one is focused on the theoretical foundations. Paper explains what Design Thinking method is, discusses the state of research, objectives, substantiation of the selection of the topic, and modern trends in the design of senior homes. A continuation of this topic is article: SENIOR HOMES OF THE FUTURE IN THE EYES OF STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE. DIDACTIC EXPERIENCE FROM THE

Joanna Tymkiewicz, Maria Bielak-Zasadzka

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 43–48

Research Article

Multicriteria vehicle routing problem solved by artificial immune system

Vehicles route planning in large transportation companies, where drivers are workers, usually takes place on the basis of experience or intuition of the employees. Because of the cost and environmental protection, it is important to save fuel, thus planning routes in an optimal way. In this article an example of the problem is presented solving delivery vans route planning taking into account the distance and travel time within the constraints of vehicle capacities, restrictions on working time

Bogna MRÓWCZYŃSKA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 141–152

Article

CURRENT SITUATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF INLAND WATERWAY INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING

This paper explores and summarizes the experience of financing water transport infrastructure of a number of countries with developed network of inland waterways, namely the USA, Russia and Germany. The purpose of the work is to generalize current situation and find ways of optimization of inland waterway transport infrastructure financing. The first part of the paper analyses the state of inland waterways infrastructure. The next part describes the existing financing systems. The last part

Svetlana MILOSLAVSKAYA, Elena PLOTNIKOVA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 51–63

Case report

Both Sides of the Counter

Colin is a neuroscience Registered Nurse originally from the United Kingdom (UK). He had his first seizure in the UK. He and his family emigrated to Christchurch, New Zealand in 2007. Whilst at work on the neuroscience unit, Colin had another seizure resulting in a significant head injury. He was in rehab when the deadly Christchurch earthquake hit. Both Sides of the Counter covers his experience as a neuroscience nurse caring for others and then how things can quickly

Colin Woodhouse

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 20–23

Research Article

TICK-BORNE PATHOGENS IN INDIVIDUALS WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS TYPE 1 (HIV-1) INFECTION

The studies on the occurrence and diversity of tick-borne infections in HIV-infected individuals have been few, and the subject has been relatively neglected when compared with other infections associated with HIV. Non-specific symptoms of tick-borne diseases pose a challenge in clinical care and may lead to misdiagnosis, especially in HIV-positive patients, who often experience many non-specific clinical symptoms. Additionally, in immunocompromised patients, a significant delay of antibody

Renata Welc-Falęciak, Małgorzata Bednarska, Magdalena Szatan, Agnieszka Pawełczyk

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 251–259

case-report

Prenatal diagnosis of congenital megalourethra in the second trimester of pregnancy

Do Duy Anh, Ha To Nguyen, Simon Meagher, Edward Araujo Júnior

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 79, 302–304

Original Paper

Applications of intraoperative ultrasound in the treatment of complicated cases of acute and chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer – own experience

Grzegorz Ćwik, Michał Solecki, Grzegorz Grzegorz

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 60, 56–71

Research Article

PAYMENT MONITORING AS A LEADING ISSUE IN THE OPERATION OF TRANSPORT COMPANIES IN POLAND

the results of the research conducted on a group of 50 randomly selected Polish transport companies. The paper is also based on the author's own work experience in the transport company.  

Kamil ROMAN

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 5–12

Research Article

Individual funding systems: What works?

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has the potential to substantially transform care for Australians with disabilities. One of the key components of this system is individual funding – where the person with disability is allocated an amount of resource that they self-direct within a market system. A number of other countries have experimented with individual funding approaches and this review explores this recent experience to identify lessons that will be

Dickinson Helen

Evidence Base , ISSUE 3, 1–18

Article

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

Principal shares her experience of the development of the model based on the principles of social justice and democracy and the unexpected results it brings.

Barbara Fogarty-Perry

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

Review

EX-ANTE ANALYSIS MODEL OF THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY REGULATIONS

Elzbieta BRONIEWICZ

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 119–130

Article

METHODS OF PROMOTING INTERMODAL TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, FRANCE AND ITALY IN YEARS 1990-2016 ‒ CONCLUSIONS FOR POLAND

intermodal transport in Poland are indicated. On the basis of the experience of selected Western European countries, general conclusions regarding the development of intermodal transport in our country are formulated.

Leszek MINDUR, Marcin PAWĘSKA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 135–143

Research Article

Novel Application  of Spherical Microphone Array Sensor  with Three-Dimensional Directivity

Mixed sounds can be separated from multiple sound sources by utilizing a microphone array and signal processing. We believe that promotion of interest in this technique can lead to significant developments in future science and technology.  Consequently, in order to experience this technique, we designed a language game for children called “KIKIWAKE 3D” that uses a sound source separation system with the aim of arousing children's interest in this technology. In this paper

Takahiro Nakadai, Tomoki Taguchi, Hiroshi Mizoguchi, Ryohei Egusa, Etsuji Yamaguchi, Shigenori Inagaki, Yoshiaki Takeda, Miki Namatame, Masanori Sugimoto, Fusako Kusunoki

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–4

Research Article

Children’s coping styles and trauma symptoms after an explosion disaster

somatization and negative affectivity.Results:The following variables were associated with a higher degree of trauma symptoms for children in grades 6 through 10 and explained 39% to 48% of the unique variance in these symptoms: female gender; the experience of traumatic events pre-disaster; the destruction of property or danger to life occurring during the disaster; the experience of traumatic events post-disaster; and the use of self-blame, emotion regulation, wishful thinking, and cognitive

Mette Elmose, Christina Duch, Ask Elklit

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 3, 132–140

Research Article

Development of a Shortened Version of the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ-S): construct validity and sex invariance in a large sample of Swedish adolescents

Background:Stressor experience is an important topic of research concerning adolescent health and ill-health. For this, valid and reliable measures of adolescent stress are needed. The Adolescent Stress Questionnaire 2 was developed to tap into stressor domains specific for adolescence. Psychometric evaluations in Australian and European samples have indicated adequate psychometric properties. However, the ASQ-2 is quite extensive, which may render its use in large cohort studies, where several

Malin K. Anniko, Katja Boersma, Nikil Ph. L. van Wijk, Don Byrne, Maria Tillfors

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 4–15

Research Article

KASTOR – A VEHICLE AND CREW SCHEDULING SYSTEM FOR REGULAR BUS PASSENGER TRANSPORT

Summary. The challenge in vehicle and crew scheduling is to arrange a given set of bus trips into running boards while minimizing certain objectives and complying with a given set of constraints. This scheduling was solved several tens years ago manually by a dispatcher who used his skill, experience, knowledge of history, and intuition. This attitude worked quite well in small instances but could not be applied in larger ones. Development of computers brought opportunities to build

Stanislav PALÚCH, Tomáš MAJER

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 103–110

Review

Standards for musculoskeletal ultrasound

Ultrasound has become the primary diagnostic tool in traumatic, inflammatory and degenera­tive soft tissue conditions. It is also used to monitor the condition of joints, ligaments, cartilage and muscles. Its widespread availability as well as cases of unsatisfactory quality of equipment and the lack of appropriate training of ultrasound examiners are reasons why standards need to be set for equipment requirements, the scope of ultrasound assessment and examiner’s experience. The

Zbigniew Czyrny

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 70, 182–187

Research paper

OFFICIAL STATISTICS ON PERSONAL WELL-BEING: SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND IN THE UK  

This paper draws on experience of the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) programme to measure national well-being, particularly the high-profile element of the programme in which subjective well-being measures have been collected and published since April 2011. We reflect on drivers of the ONS work and on how these have given rise to interest both in national well-being – the Beyond GDP agenda – and in the use of subjective well-being measures (self-reported, personal well-being) in public

Paul Allin

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 397–408

research-article

Intuition & the Expert Neuroscience Nurse

Introduction: Foreknowledge is formed by theory, principles and prior experience. Expert nurses or advanced practice nurses, foster intuitive knowledge, an understanding without rationale. It is based on background understanding, skilled clinical observation and is related to the theoretical structure of nursing through the concept of pattern. Pattern involves consideration of the total person– environment interaction. It is central to several theorists including Rogers, Newman and Parse

Vicki Evans

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 5–10

Article

SENIOR HOMES OF THE FUTURE IN THE EYES OF STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE. DIDACTIC EXPERIENCE FROM THE APPLICATION OF THE DESIGN THINKING METHOD

Joanna Tymkiewicz, Maria Bielak-Zasadzka

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 49–56

abstract

Abstracts of the 2018 International Guide Dogs Federation (IGDF) Seminar

services, and glaucoma management to the general public free of charge. In 2017, CFEH entered a new phase of growth. The ageing population and the rising prevalence of chronic eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, has led to an unprecedented demand on health care. Already in Australia, the waiting period for a routine, non-urgent, public hospital ophthalmology appointment is in excess of three months. A similar experience has unfolded in the UK

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 1–17

Research Article

CPI INFLATION IN AFRICA: FRACTIONAL PERSISTENCE, MEAN REVERSION AND NONLINEARITY

Price stability has been one of the key mandates that apex monetary authorities strive to achieve globally. While most developed economies have achieved single digit inflation rates, most developing economies, especially African countries still experience alarming double-digit inflation rates. This paper therefore examined the dynamics of inflation in sixteen African countries. We employed the fractional persistence framework with linear trend and non-linear specifications based on Chebyshev

O. S. Yaya, O. J. Akintande, A. E. Ogbonna, H. M. Adegoke

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 119–132

case-report

Improving oral hygiene for stroke patients

Effective Oral Hygiene Oral hygiene is considered a low priority, due to other priorities, pressures and time (Brady et al, 2011; Chan & Hui-Ling, 2012; Cohn & Fulton, 2006; Kwok, et al, 2015; Lam, et al 2013). Furthermore, it is often delegated to junior nurses, students or health care assistants with different levels of experience (Brady, et al, 2006; Chan & Hui-Ling, 2012; Cohn & Fulton, 2006; Kwok, et al, 2015). Increased attention needs to be devoted to oral hygiene as poor practice causes harm

Caroline Woon

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 11–13

Article

University Library Internet WeChat Public Account Applicated for Student Values Education

, designed for teachers and students to provide more convenient and fast, and various information services, among them, China “985” universities, public service platform of WeChat has 30 colleges and universities the library opened the official certification, the “985” university libraries provide public service platform of WeChat earlier, in the function of the platform construction experience is relatively rich, ahead of other colleges and universities in china. Investigation and analysis of the public

Yan Zhao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 121–125

Article

Transforming Training in Orientation and Mobility: Examining the Effect Using an Audio-Link on the Distance Between Trainer and Trainee

Increased distances between instructor and trainee during orientation and mobility (O&M) training is purported to be associated with improved outcomes of heightened independence, self-efficacy, and preparation for real-world experience as a traveller. However, there is currently no research that identifies standard or optimal instructor-trainee distances or effective strategies to increase distances that enhance training outcomes. This exploratory, qualitative study compared the distance

Michael Munro, M. Ed., TVI, Barry H. Stafford, M.Ed., COMS

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 16–27

Article

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH FOR CHILDREN'S SWIMMING POOL AREAS IN WATERPARKS BASED ON SELECTED POLISH EXAMPLES

of evaluation were described and results of research were presented. Acquired knowledge and experience indicate the possibility of efficient use of qualitative research in design practice during programming and design of water recreation facilities. In particular the use of the correct diagnosis of the needs of future users, for example: children, families with children, seniors etc.

Katarzyna KIELAR

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 5–12

Article

CONDITION FOR APPLICATION OF LOGISTIC PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE OF URBAN PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT IN THE CITY OF OMSK

transport system is developed. The measures that improve the efficiency of the passenger transportation system and provide an opportunity to advance the implementation of logistics principles are proposed. The activities took into account the experience of reforming the public transport system in other cities, the characteristics of the Omsk city system and a view to engagement of other scientists in this field of science.

Sergey MOCHALIN, Mariya KASPER, Oleg NIKIFOROV, Grigory LEVKIN

Transport Problems , ISSUE SE, 71–86

Research Article

Teachers Identify and Support At-Risk Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom

The purpose of this article is to use a research-based and teaching experience approach to demonstrate how regular classroom teachers identify and support at-risk students with academic and social issues impacting their lives. It also gives insight about challenges facing these students from the teachers’ perspectives. Six different case-studies briefly describe a gifted at-risk student that each teacher recognized as needing help and found ways to provide support. Each case study reflects the

Theresa Monaco, Danna Eichenold, Victoria Kasper, Claudia V. Gonzales, Susan Jackson, Maria Earle, Eva Marie Bisaillon

Apex , ISSUE 1, 21–28

book-review

The complete guide to ADHD: nature, diagnosis, and treatment

I kindly received a copy of this new textbook from the authors some months ago, and now finally found the time to study it in more detail. Authors Katerina Maniadaki and Efthymios Kakouros are Professors of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of West Attica, and summarize here 25 years of clinical experience of working for children and adolescents with ADHD and relatives. Still the guide is also richly and excellently taking into account the perspective on ADHD in adulthood. The

Sven Bölte

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 1–2

Article

A Client Driven Information Resource for Second Time Guide Dog Applicants

relationship with your first guide dog; consideration of your second dog’s temperament and experience; emphasis on the skills a handler already has; illustration of just how different two dogs can be; changes in vision and the implications on mobility; importance of consistent handling; possibility of displacement behaviours in dogs and management of these behaviours; initially restricting travel routes to allow the second dog to settle in; format of training to suit handler’s needs; and

Katherine Ward, B.Sc., M.Spec.Ed., Kerry Peirce, Grad.Dip., M.HSc., O&M

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 36–40

Article

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 , ISSUE 4, 5–14

Research Article

TESTS OF JOINTS IN AAC MASONRY WALLS

Abstract The paper presents the results of the Authors’ tests on the joints in AAC masonry walls. The shape of the tested element and the test stand were fitted innovatively based on the Authors’ own experience as well as on the literature overview and numerical analysis. Cracking morphology and mode of failure were investigated. The relationship between the load and displacement for different types of joins was compared. The obtained results were also compared to the results obtained on the

Iwona GALMAN, Radosław JASIŃSKI

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 79–92

case-report

The complications of jejunostomy tubes for patients receiving Duodopa: New challenges for neuroscience nurses

as OFF times) although he did continue to experience periods of dyskinesia, some paranoid behaviours and notable episodes of ‘punding’ (repetitive nonpurposeful movements). Following these promising results from the LCIG infusion, the patient consented to proceed to the insertion of a direct jejunostomy for permanent transjejunal intestinal infusion by a upper gastrointestinal surgeon. On day 2 post insertion of the jejunostomy tube the patient complained of nausea and vomiting and overnight he

Rachael Elizabeth Mackinnon

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 1–4

Article

PROBLEMS OF DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNDERGROUND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE OF CITIES

determined, the most important performance indicators are calculated, their comparison is carried out and proposals for the use of individual technological concepts are developed. The experience of underground space development in Dnipro city is studied and the problems of construction of underground structures under specific difficult hydrogeological conditions are identified. The proposed technological concepts make it possible to implement such design solutions under difficult hydrogeological

Oleksandr PSHYNKO, Anatoliy RADKEVYCH, Mikolay NETESA, Andrii NETESA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 81–92

Research Article

A review of restorative justice responses to offending

. Victims who participate in RJ are generally satisfied with the experience but it is unclear whether they are more satisfied than victims in similar cases that are dealt with in court. The limited evidence available suggests that the public supports the principles of RJ. It appears to be a less expensive and more efficient way of finalizing criminal cases involving young people but, once again, the evidence on this issue at this stage is rather limited.

Don Weatherburn, Megan Macadam

Evidence Base , ISSUE 1, 1–20

Article

HETEROSCEDASTIC DISCRIMINANT ANALYSIS COMBINED WITH FEATURE SELECTION FOR CREDIT SCORING

Credit granting is a fundamental question and one of the most complex tasks that every credit institution is faced with. Typically, credit scoring databases are often large and characterized by redundant and irrelevant features. An effective classification model will objectively help managers instead of intuitive experience. This study proposes an approach for building a credit scoring model based on the combination of heteroscedastic extension (Loog, Duin, 2002) of classical Fisher Linear

Katarzyna Stąpor, Tomasz Smolarczyk, Piotr Fabian

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 265–280

research-article

Image processing approach for grading tobacco leaf based on color and quality

, relies on the skill and experience of tobacco leaf graders. This case is found in PT. Perkebunan Nusantara X (PTPN X, 2016), one of the tobacco manufacturer company in Indonesia. PTPN X plants Virginia type of tobacco leaf to target the cigarettes export market. The grading system classifies tobacco leaf into three categories with eight classes per category and done manually by the workers. The decision made by the workers is subjective, depend on their skill and experience, which often leads to

Agus Harjoko, Adhi Prahara, Tri Wahyu Supardi, Ika Candradewi, Reza Pulungan, Sri Hartati

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

research-article

Dynamics of Social Networks Following Adolescent Pregnancy

Introduction Despite a downward trend in adolescent pregnancy since the 1990’s, pregnancy is still a relatively common occurrence among American teenagers. Approximately one in ten sexually active girls experience a pregnancy sometime during their teenage years – about 5% of adolescent females nationally (Guttmacher Institute, 2016). This prevalence makes the United States the leader in adolescent pregnancies amongst industrialized nations (Kearney & Levine, 2012). High incidence of teenage

Elizabeth Humberstone

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 1, 1–34

Article

A MULTI-SCHEME ADAPTIVE ROUTING ALGORTHM BASED ON SPRAY AND WAIT FOR DALAY TOLERANT NETWORKS

Delay tolerant networks (DTNs) are a type of emerging mobile wireless network that experience long delays, intermittent disruption, buffer space and energy limitations, node irregularities and frequent mobility. To this end, many protocols take advantage of the flooding mechanism to increase the probability of successful message transmission. However, sending too many copies of each message may result in large network overhead and communication cost. Based on the Spray and Wait (S&W) algorithm

Jianbo Li, Shan Jiang, Youmei Song, Jixing Xu, Yan Wang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 2136–2158

Article

TRIAXIAL TESTS ON WEAK COHESIVE SOILS – SOME PRACTICAL REMARKS (PART 2)

This paper is a continuation of the paper “Triaxial tests on weak cohesive soils – some practical remarks (part 1)” and concerns the problems related to the preparation of weak cohesive soils for triaxial testing. This part (2/2) presents detailed description and discussion of the issues related to installation of specimen in the apparatus and assembling various accessories before the main test. It is based on the Authors’ own experience and literature review. Some

Małgorzata JASTRZĘBSKA, Magdalena KOWALSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 81–93

Article

EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF A SELECTED FLIGHT PERSONNEL AND SW: PRESURVEY FOR TRANSPORT SAFETY

Flight personnel have various factors that cause high psychological stress during the performance of flight tasks, thereby influencing their psycho-physiological experience, which may be a cause of a breach of air traffic safety. The paper presents the results of an experimental verification of task management under load, which allowed selection of probands from a sample of 100 participants in the presurvey. Overall, 70% of the probands achieved better results than the minimum level of success

Miroslav KELEMEN, Matej ANTOŠKO, Stanislav SZABO, Luboš SOCHA, Jaroslav JEVČÁK, Ladislav CHOMA, Alica TOBISOVÁ

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 145–154

Article

Normalization techniques for gas sensor array as applied to classification for black tea

Assessment of black tea quality is a difficult task due to the presence of a large number of chemical compounds. The present day practice in the tea industry for this purpose is to employ the tea-tasters, who evaluate the quality based on their experience and professional acumen. There is a dire need in the industry to assess the tea quality objectively using instrumental methods. In this pursuit, an electronic nose instrument with five gas sensors has been developed and deployed for declaring

Bipan Tudu, Bikram Kow, Nabarun Bhattacharyya, Rajib Bandyopadhyay

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 176–189

Research Article

SELF-TUNING FUZZY SPEED CONTROLLER OF TRAVELLING WAVE ULTRASONIC MOTOR

Aiming at the nonlinear characteristic of ultrasonic motor, some control strategies have been proposed to control the rotating speed of ultrasonic motor. But most of these strategies are too complex to realize using a low-cost embedded device. In this paper, a simple fuzzy speed controller is designed for ultrasonic motor. Until now, there has no mature and theoretic design method of fuzzy controller. Therefore, experience of expert is often used as the base of design. It makes the design of

Jingzhuo Shi, Juanping Zhao, Zhe Cao, Yunpeng Liang, Lan Yuan, Bin Sun

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 301–320

Case report

Neuroscience Nursing in Indonesia: Striving for Recognition through Education and Regional Collaboration.

nurses as they strive towards the recognition of neuroscience nursing as a speciality. Through the provision of an overview of current nursing and the health care system in Indonesia, this paper will explore the geographical, economic, political and cultural factors that require consideration when translating experience and expertise.

Linda Nichols, Enny Mulyatsih

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 10–16

Article

A clock-face method of outdoor scanning and tracking using sports cones: A case study of a client with post-stroke visual field loss

The participant in this case study is a 65 year old male, who had a right posterior cerebral artery stroke. He undertook a compensatory scanning program though continued to experience collisions with objects in familiar and unfamiliar environments. He was later referred to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Australia for orientation and mobility (O&M) services. The second author (instructor) assessed and identified this client’s functional field of vision using an outdoor clock-face method by

Sarah Hower, B.HlthSc (OT)., MSpec.Ed, Ross Still, Ross Still, GradDip(O&M), Regional Manager, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 87–95

Article

CONTRIBUTION TO THE SHORT MEASUREMENT METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS OF EXISTING BUILDINGS: TOTAL HEAT TRANSMISSION COEFFICIENT ESTIMATION BASED ON DOUBLE MEASUREMENT

effect of resistance and heat capacity of the elements of the building envelope. The obtained results were verified by comparing the average monthly heat demand for heating calculated based on the determined total heat transmission coefficient and measured value. The presented way of total heat transmission coefficient determination in the event of a careful choice of measurement days and the experience of the user in estimating the number of air changes (especially in natural ventilated buildings

Henryk FOIT, Agata ŚWIERC, Wojciech FOIT

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 103–115

Article

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

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

Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice , 1–19

Original Paper

Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection in the management of pseudoaneurysm after percutaneous arterial access

out of 7 patients with recanalization during the follow-up. A total of 98.5% (133/135) of patients were successfully treated with a percutaneous ultrasound-guided thrombin injection. Conclusions: The 10-year experience presented in this study as well as literature reports prove that percutaneous ultrasound-guided thrombin injection is an effective and safe treatment method for iatrogenic arterial access site pseudoaneurysm.

Tomasz Jargiełło, Jan Sobstyl, Łukasz Światłowski, Maryla Kuczyńska, Ewa Kuklik, Michał Sojka, Anna Drelich-Zbroja, Maciej Pech, Maciej Powerski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 73, 85–89

Research Article

Dealing with unemployment: What should be the role of labour market programs?

to estimate the effect of the programs. Evidence on the effects of the main types of programs – case management, work experience programs and formal education and training – is reviewed, and the main findings are distilled into a set of lessons for policy makers. The review concludes that active labour market programs cannot by themselves have a major impact on the rate of unemployment, but some spending on these programs is justified by outcomes such as increasing the pool of unemployed who are

Jeff Borland

Evidence Base , ISSUE 4, 1–21

Article

A NEW KIND OF PSO: PREDATOR PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION

Today, swarm intelligence is widely used in optimization problems. PSO is one the best swarm intelligence methods. In the method, each particle moves toward the direction in which the best individual and group experience has happened. The most important disadvantage of this method is that it falls in local optima. To fix the problem, a metaheuristic method is proposed in this paper. There has always been a competition between prey and predator in the nature. Little birds often fly in a colony

Mehdi Neshat, Mehdi Sargolzaei, Azra Masoumi, Adel Najaran

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 521–539

Research Article

21ST CENTURY THEATER – REGRESS OR PROGRESS?

trends in theater construction seem to be headed in two directions. The first one involves standard solutions for the stage layout in a representative facility. They are addressed to the majority of audiences. The second trend is a form of relationship between the areas of play and observation. It is an embodiment of the creative idea of the people of theater, and, oftentimes, it is an outcome of advanced and complex creative ideas combined with many years of experience. It is an ambitious theater

Piotr OBRACAJ

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 55–66

Review

Standards of the Polish Ultrasound Society. Ultrasound examination of the portal system and hepatic vessels

a correct examination and, above all, for the correct interpretation of results. The authors also present requirements regarding the equipment. Moreover,various technical aspects of the examination are presented and the normal morphological picture and hemodynamic parameters of healthy individuals are described. The authors discuss the most common clinical situations and rare cases during ultrasound examinations.The paper is based on the experience of the author who works in the largest center

Robert Lechowicz, Michał Elwertowski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 61, 208–226

Review

The diagnosis and management of shoulder pain

from over 30 years of experience with a literature review evidential support. I have included tips to make these procedures more effective in treatment and final outcome. There is discussion regarding the use of steroid injections in the presence of a rotator cuff tear and how to proceed if the patient has more than one disease process. The sensible use of steroids and local anesthetics are included, bearing in mind that lidocaine and high concentrations of long-acting local anesthetics are

Gina M. Allen

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 74, 234–239

Case report

Central Pontine Myelinolysis

, dysarthria, diplopia and acute para/quadraparesis. Patients can also experience locked in syndrome, where cognitive function is intact but all muscles are paralysed with the exception of eye blinking. CPM gets its name as it occurs when cell dysfunction causes destruction of the myelin sheath of nerve cells in the brain stem, more specifically the pons. It is associated with poor prognosis and prevention is of primary importance. Freddy is a 35 year old freelance graphic designer, fitness

Leigh Arrowsmith, Christopher Tolar

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 15–19

Article

TRIAXIAL TESTS ON WEAK COHESIVE SOILS – SOME PRACTICAL REMARKS (PART 1)

) presents detailed description and discussion of the issues related to weak soil sampling and forming of triaxial specimens, based on the Authors’ own experience and literature review. Some solutions, which make the work with weak soils easier and, at the same time, increase the reliability of the results, are suggested e.g.: an “extra consolidation” in a sampler or alternative preparation of the specimen from slurry. Due to the ampleness of the problems related to testing of weak

Magdalena KOWALSKA, Małgorzata JASTRZĘBSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 71–80

Article

Shifting leadership out of the backyard: Expanding opportunities for women leading in higher education in the Solomon Islands

In the Solomon Islands, the paucity of women represented in educational leadership positions is an issue of social justice. This is an area of concern as, although women experience opportunities to practise leadership in a range of community contexts, their access to leadership in the field of education is restricted by a number of social and cultural discourses that marginalize women leaders. This qualitative research investigated the leadership experiences of ten women leaders located in one

Susanne Maezama

Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice , ISSUE 1, 51–64

research-article

BEAUTY OF HISTORIC URBAN CENTRES – EVOLUTION IN CONSERVATION THEORY

, knowledge of Gothic structures and restoration experience. While working on conservation of monuments, he formulated a method of work, deserving of the name “school” (according to Zachwatowicz, 1981) [20] “To restore an edifice is not to maintain it, repair it or remake it, it is to re-establish it in a complete state that may have never existed at any given moment” [21]. An example of the application of this principle is Viollet-le-Duc’s partial repair of the fortifications of the walls and towers of

Teresa BARDZINSKA-BONENBERG, Magdalena BĄCZKOWSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 7–17

research-article

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

Introduction There are several sites of reduced strength in the abdominal wall. Symmetrical inguinal canals, which are the most common location of hernia, are one of such sites. Furthermore, other pathological lesions that should be included in the differential diagnosis may be found here. The aim of the paper is to present fat-containing lesions located in the inguinal canal based on both our own experience and literature. Embryogenesis and differences in the structure and content of the

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 78, 222–227

research-article

A BRIEF UPDATE ON PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES: A CHALLENGE TO OVERCOME

-video recording is available to caregivers and relatives, it can help to convey a clearer picture of the seizures (Erba et al., 2016; Beghi et al., 2017). If video footage can be reviewed by a clinician expert in PNES, it most likely adds to the degree of certainty of a clinical diagnosis (“clinically established”). Not being able to observe the onset of the seizure or a clinician who lacks experience in ictal assessment of patients would make PNES “probable”. Documented PNES would, therefore

Massimiliano Beghi, Cesare Maria Cornaggia, Ettore Beghi

Journal of Epileptology , 27–32

research-article

A ten year longitudinal examination of the incidence rate and age of childhood encephalopathy diagnoses in an autism spectrum disorder diagnosed cohort

Janet K. Kern, David A. Geier, Kristin G. Homme, Mark R. Geier

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 1, 66–75

Research Article

REFERENCE CLASS FORECASTING IN ICELANDIC TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

, respectively. A step-wise procedure to avoid planning fallacies and strategic misrepresentation is called the outside view. The outside view bypasses human biases by using past experience and empirical data from past projects. It has evolved into a professional practice through a method called reference class forecasting which has been shown to provide improved cost forecasting accuracy in the initial stage of a project. The study reported in this paper examined reference class

Thordur Vikingur FRIDGEIRSSON

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 103–115

Review Article

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

available literature and the authors’ own experience prompt us to propose ultrasound evaluation as the first step in the diagnostic workup of chest trauma, as it permits far superior visualization of the examined structures compared with conventional radiography. Sonographic evaluation allows correct diagnosis in the case of various costal and chondral defects suspicious for cancer. It also facilitates diagnosis of such conditions as degenerative lesions, subluxation of sternoclavicular joints (SCJs

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 71, 275–280

Review

Recommendations for ultrasound examination in ophthalmology. Part I: Ultrabiomicroscopic examination

term experience in ultrabiomicroscopic examinations, the authors shared observations on practical aspects of this method. Finally, indications and contraindications for ultrabiomicroscopic diagnostics were listed. Introduction of an ultrahigh frequency ultrasound probe allowed for the visualization of an post-iridial area of an anterior segment of an eyeball – an area whose diagnosis is impossible with other diagnostic methods. A wide spectrum of diagnostic indications, which covers both diseases

Jacek Kosmala, Iwona Grabska-Liberek, Rimvydas Stanislovas Ašoklis

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 75, 344–348

Article

ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN COMPONENT-ORIENTED MODELLING OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATION PROCESSES

a series of studies and detailed analysis of constituents of elementary processes (degassing, gasification, combustion). The apparent simplicity of process implementation often determines knowledge and practical experience required in their application. The relationships known and used in the design usually concern a homogeneous substance (conventional fuels) and do not correspond to the conditions and needs of processing of complex substances of a different chemical composition and physic

Krzysztof GASKA, Agnieszka GENEROWICZ

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 117–130

Article

DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-COST MEASUREMENT SYSTEM TO DETERMINE 3-DIMENSIONAL PEDAL LOADS DURING IN-SITU CYCLING

As increasingly more bicycles are equipped with electrically powered pedal assistance, they can become the solution for the continuous congestion that threatens Europe. Pedal assistance decreases the effort, though cyclists often experience sores that occur at the low back, knees and bottom area. The risk of injuries is predominantly determined by the pedal technique, which is highly dependent of bicycle design, seat type and cycling posture. The optimal cycling technique and the relation to

Sien DIELTIENS, Jordi D’HONDT, Marc JUWET, Mark VERSTEYHE

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 151–160

research-article

Mapping the Distribution and Spread of Social Ties Over Time: A Case Study Using Facebook Friends

individuals’ contacts. Mapping these ties over time can help codify complex structures in order to discern the cause and effect of social network life changes and to articulate commonalities of social network geographies across the population. Making this implicit, personalized knowledge more explicit and our analysis more procedural can show how humans may have a common experience. For instance, mapping contacts provides a way to find the typical individual’s balance of nearby and distant ties, and

Clio Andris, Sara E. Cavallo, Elizabeth A. Dzwonczyk, Laura Clemente-Harding, Carolynne Hultquist, Marie Ozanne

Connections: The Quarterly Journal , ISSUE 1, 1–17

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 , ISSUE 70, 154–159

Research Article

Ultrasound comparison of external and internal neck anatomy with the LMA Unique

IntroductionInternal neck anatomy landmarks and their relation after placement of an extraglottic airway devices have not been studied extensively by the use of ultrasound. Based on our group experience with external landmarks as well as internal landmarks evaluation with other techniques, we aimed use ultrasound to analyze the internal neck anatomy landmarks and the related changes due to the placement of the Laryngeal Mask Airway Unique.MethodsObservational pilot investigation. Non-obese

Steven M. Lee, Jacek A. Wojtczak, Davide Cattano

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 71, 229–234

Research Article

The Use of Social Networking Sites by Adolescents with Psychiatric Illnesses: A Qualitative Study

Social networking sites (SNSs) are increasingly dominant platforms for communication among adolescents. Recently, concerns have been raised about the risks involved with SNS use, particularly among more vulnerable adolescents.Our goal was to explore the experience of SNS use by adolescents with psychiatric illnesses. We also sought to understand the ways in which these sites may be a useful way to communicate—as well as a potential source of increased stress—for this vulnerable population.We

Gerrit Ian van Schalkwyk, Katherine Klingensmith, Paige McLaughlin, Zheala Qayyum

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 108–114

Article

Application of Computational Tools to Analyze and Test Mini Gas Turbine

experimental settings. Feedback from students proves that the use of different tools significantly enhances the student learning experience and encourages the students to use different theory from different courses, make the course more dynamic, and motivate the students to learn the material.

Haifa El-sadi, Anthony Duva

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 90–99

Original Paper

Diagnoses and referral pattern at a first seizure clinic in London

Background. Epilepsy is among the most frequent neurological conditions and it is estimated that approximately 8% of the population experience a seizure at some time in their lives. Aim. To examine the characteristics of patients referred to a First Seizure Clinic (FSC) at a University Hospital in South-West London. Methods. All subjects referred to the FSC at St George’s University Hospitals between January and December 2015 were included in this audit. Results. From a total of 257

Duncan Palka, Mahinda Yogarajah, Hannah R. Cock, Marco Mula

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1-2, 31–36

research-article

The use of high-frequency ultrasonography in the assessment of selected female reproductive structures: the vulva, vagina and cervix

skin, vaginal structures and cervix in HFUS. Material and methods The study was designed and performed in cooperation with the Department of Medical Imaging, Second Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw. The pilot study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Medical University of Warsaw (No KB/220/2012), and all the patients expressed informed consent to participate. HFUS was conducted by three operators experienced in conventional ultrasound (with 30-, 10- and 9-year experience

Marian Stanisław Migda, Michał Migda, Rafał Słapa, Robert Krzysztof Mlosek, Bartosz Migda

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 79, 261–268

Review Article

Mistakes in the ultrasound diagnostics of the abdominal cavity in pediatrics

The diagnostics of the abdominal cavity in children, especially in the neonatal-infantile period, requires knowledge in the field of anatomical and physiopathological differences as well as clinical symptomatology and pathology at every stage of the child’s development. Errors and mistakes in ultrasound diagnostics of the abdominal cavity in children result from many factors, including lack of experience in examining children and the knowledge concerning most frequent ailments and pathologies

Agnieszka Brodzisz

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 68, 66–72

Review Article

Fine-needle versus core-needle biopsy – which one to choose in preoperative assessment of focal lesions in the breasts? Literature review

AimThe aim of the study was to review two techniques that can be used to verify focal lesions in the breasts: fine-needle aspiration biopsy and core-needle biopsy.Material and methodsFifty-five articles (original papers and reviews), half of them published within the past 5 years, were included in the analysis. The authors also took their own experience into account.ResultsPre-operative assessment of focal lesions in the breasts is crucial in the planning of further therapeutic management. The

Ewa Łukasiewicz, Agnieszka Ziemiecka, Wiesław Jakubowski, Jelena Vojinovic, Magdalena Bogucevska, Katarzyna Dobruch-Sobczak

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 71, 267–274

Research paper

BDNF expression in cat striate cortex is regulated by binocular pattern deprivation

of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a well-described neurotrophin precipitously regulated by early visual experience. To assess the timing of maturation-related BDNF expression we compared the central and the peripheral visual field representations of area 17 of 1, 2, 4 and 6-month-old and adult cats reared under normal visual conditions. To scrutinize the outcome of BD, four different deprivation strategies were compared, including early onset BD from birth and lasting for 2, 4 or 6

Karolina Laskowska-Macios, Lutgarde Arckens, Małgorzata Kossut, Kalina Burnat

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 199–204

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