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COMPACT SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING GENERATED BY PARAMETRIC DESIGN – SEARCH FOR OPTIMAL, SUSTAINABLE OR SMART DENSITIES

form of housing. Most people (and also Poles) prefer low rise single-family to multi-family housing [1]. However, it is clear that more effective use of compact area is evaluated as better and more future-oriented in terms of sustainable development [2]. In order to provide an optimum residential environment, what counts is the quality of space including, among others, local facilities for citizens (access to services, green areas and others). What is also important is the quantitative approach

Tomasz BRADECKI, Dawid KĄTNY

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 19–27

research-article

Moderation of treatment effects by parent-adolescent conflict in a randomised controlled trial of Attachment-Based Family Therapy for adolescent depression

recurrence of depression in adulthood (7), and depression has been found to mediate intergenerational continuity in high-conflict family environments (8). Parent-adolescent conflict and treatment of adolescent depression Because parent-adolescent conflict has shown a consistent association with the development and course of adolescent depression, it has also been studied as a potential predictor or moderator of outcome in multiple clinical trials of adolescent depression treatments. Moderators in the

Erling W. Rognli, Luxsiya Waraan, Nikolai O. Czajkowski, Marianne Aalberg

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 110–122

Case report

Treatment efficacy of narrative family therapy for children and adolescents with diverse psychiatric symptomatology

Background:Little research has been undertaken on children and adolescents with psychiatric co-morbidity and this group is seldom subject to evidence-based treatment. Equally, there has been little research on creating an evidence base for Narrative Therapy, which means that narrative family therapy (NFT) is seldom available to children and adolescents with a psychiatric disorder.Objective:A single group clinical design was used to examine the efficacy of NFT for children and adolescents with

Nina Tejs Jørring, Karsten Gjessing Jensen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 107–114

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

Research Article

A Family of Affiliation Indices for Two-Mode Networks

An affiliation network consists of actors and events. Actors are affiliated with each other by virtue of the events they mutually attend. This article introduces a family of affiliation measures that captures the extent of actors‘ affiliations in the network. At one extreme, one might have an actor who attended many events, but none of these events were attended by any of the other actors in the network. Although of high degree, in no reasonable interpretation would such an actor be

Frank Tutzauer

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 1, 1–19

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Structural and Contextual Patterns in Family Health History Knowledge among African American Adults: A Mixed-Methods Social Network Analysis Study*

Introduction Family Structure and Function The family is a functional unit, serving as a complex relational system that allows the exchange of resources, such as information (Koehly et al., 2003). The extent of these exchanges is highly dependent upon the family capital (i.e. availability of resources). Within families, “key” individuals may serve in specific functions that influence the actions and outcomes of their relatives. For example, findings from several studies of familial networks

Sula M. Hood, Elizabeth H. Golembiewski, Hadyatoullaye Sow, Kyle Benbow, Jeremy Prather, Lisa D. Robison, Elisabeth Martin-Hagler

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 3, 96–118

Article

EFFICIENT FAMILY OF RATIO-TYPE ESTIMATORS FOR MEAN ESTIMATION IN SUCCESSIVE SAMPLING ON TWO OCCASIONS USING AUXILIARY INFORMATION

In this paper, we proposed an efficient family of ratio-type estimators using one auxiliary variable for the estimation of the current population mean under successive sampling scheme. This family of estimators have been studied by Ray and Sahai (1980) under simple random sampling using one auxiliary variable for estimation of the population mean. Using these estimators in successive sampling, the expression for bias and mean squared error of the proposed estimators are obtained up to the first

Nazeema T. Beevi, C. Chandran

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 227–245

Research Article

Concurrent adversities and deliberate self-harm among indigenous Sami and majority Norwegian adolescents: the Norwegian Arctic Adolescent Health Study

Background:Few studies have investigated proximal relationships between deliberate self-harm (DSH) and concurrent adversities.Objective:We aimed to investigate these relationships in a community population of 4881 indigenous Sami and majority Norwegian adolescents, 15 to 16 years old, and related to ethnicity and gender.Methods:Youth with and without self-reports of DSH last year were compared on 12 concurrent adversities, on scales measuring family and peer functioning, and on sociodemographic

Bjørn Reigstad, Siv Kvernmo

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 3, 92–103

Article

A NEW FAMILY OF ESTIMATORS OF THE POPULATION VARIANCE USING INFORMATION ON POPULATION VARIANCE OF AUXILIARY VARIABLE IN SAMPLE SURVEYS

This paper proposes a family of estimators of population variance 2 y S of the study variable y in the presence of known population variance 2 x S of the auxiliary variable x. It is identified that in addition to many, the recently proposed classes of estimators due to Sharma and Singh (2014) and Singh and Pal (2016) are members of the proposed family of estimators. Asymptotic expressions of bias and mean squared error (MSE) of the suggested family of

Housila P. Singh, Surya K. Pal

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 4, 605–630

Research Article

MET AND UNMET NEED FOR CONTRACEPTION: SMALL AREA ESTIMATION FOR RAJASTHAN STATE OF INDIA

Nowadays, Family Planning has become the basic human right, which is closely linked to the empowerment of women and perhaps it is the only treatment that can avert many serious issues, which are an impediment in the advancement of the country like maternal mortality, infant mortality and can exert out the families from poverty and stabilize population growth etc. Increasing use of family planning can be helpful in the reduction of unmet need for family planning by which a substantial proportion

Piyush Kant Rai, Sarla Pareek, Hemlata Joshi

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 329–360

Research Article

Validity of the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview by comparison with Longitudinal Expert All Data diagnoses in outpatients

Background:The Brief Child and Family Phone Interview (BCFPI) is a standardized intake and follow-up interview used in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Although it has shown good validity compared with other measures using parent reports, it has not yet been compared with diagnoses derived from a Longitudinal Expert All Data (LEAD) procedure, which includes information from separate diagnostic interviews with parent(s) and child. The aim was to compare the BCFPI evaluation

Markus Andersson, Martin Bäckström, Tord Ivarsson, Maria Råstam, Håkan Jarbin

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 83–90

Research Article

Work-life balance and family friendly policies

Natalie Skinner, Janine Chapman

Evidence Base , ISSUE 4, 1–17

Article

LINDLEY PARETO DISTRIBUTION

Halim Zeghdoudi, Lazri Nouara, Djabrane Yahia

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 4, 671–692

Article

Generalised Odd Frechet Family of Distributions: Properties and Applications

Shahdie Marganpoor, Vahid Ranjbar, Morad Alizadeh, Kamel Abdollahnezhad

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 109–128

Sampling Methods

EFFICIENT ESTIMATORS OF POPULATION MEAN USING AUXILIARY INFORMATION UNDER SIMPLE RANDOM SAMPLING

In the present study we have proposed an improved family of estimators for estimation of population mean using the auxiliary information of median, quartile deviation, Gini’s mean difference, Downton’s Method, Probability Weighted Moments and their linear combinations with correlation coefficient and coefficient of variation. The performance of the proposed family of estimators is analysed by mean square error and bias and compared with the existing estimators in the literature. By

Mir Subzar, Showkat Maqbool, Tariq Ahmad Raja, Surya Kant Pal, Prayas Sharma

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 219–238

Research Article

A NEW AND UNIFIED APPROACH IN GENERALIZING THE LINDLEY’S DISTRIBUTION WITH APPLICATIONS

This paper proposes a new family of continuous distributions with one extra shape parameter called the generalized Zeghdoudi distributions (GZD). We investigate the shapes of the density and hazard rate function. We derive explicit expressions for some of its mathematical quantities. Various statistical properties like stochastic ordering, moment method, maximum likelihood estimation, entropies and limiting distribution of extreme order statistics are established. We prove the flexibility of

Lahsen Bouchahed, Halim Zeghdoudi

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 1, 61–74

Research Article

Familiality of Quantitative Autism Traits

Autistic traits exist along a continuum that extends into social functioning in the general population, and they aggregate in the family members of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Quantitative measures are therefore essential when investigating the patterns of familiality of these traits. Prior studies have suggested differential inheritance patterns of autistic traits that depend on the cognitive level of the child with ASD as well as the family type.Our goal was to examine the

Katja Jussila, Kristen Lyall, Sanna Kuusikko-Gauffin, Marja-Leena Mattila, Rachel Pollock-Wurman, Tuula Hurtig, Leena Joskitt, Risto Bloigu, Hanna Ebeling, Irma Moilanen, David Pauls

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 126–135

Article

HOME REAL-TIME REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM BASED ON EMBEDDED LINUX

Huang Feijiang, Li Zhaofeng, Lu Xiaochun, Liu Guangcan, Sun Liping, Wang Yingde, Chen Weibing, Xiao Xinle

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 896–910

Article

INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY EVALUATION IN DWELLINGS: A POLISH CASE STUDY

The indoor environment determines the occupants’ comfort and significantly affects the energy consumed for heating and ventilating the building premises. Therefore, the proper complex thermal diagnostics of existing buildings requires a fair assessment of indoor environment conditions. The method for measuring and assessing the quality of the thermal environment and the quality of the indoor air is demonstrated through the example of two single-family houses and one apartment in a multi-family

Jan KACZMARCZYK, Aleksandra LIPCZYŃSKA, Przemysław KATEUSZ

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 163–171

Review

The Augustine blood group system, 48 years in the making

The high-prevalence antigen, Ata, was first identified in 1967, but it was not until 2015 that Ata became AUG1 of a new blood group system, Augustine (AUG). The new system was established after the identification of the gene encoding Ata and the recognition of a null phenotype (AUG:–1,–2) in an At(a–) patient with an antibody (anti-AUG2) reactive with At(a–) red blood cells. The At(a–) phenotype is very rare and, with the exception of the one family with the null

Geoffrey Daniels

Immunohematology , ISSUE 3, 100–103

Article

BAYESIAN ESTIMATION OF MEASLES VACCINATION COVERAGE UNDER RANKED SET SAMPLING

The present article is concerned with the problem of estimating an unknown population proportion p, say, of a certain population characteristic in a dichotomous population using the data collected through ranked set sampling (RSS) strategy. Here, it is assumed that the proportion p is not fixed but a random quantity. A Bayes estimator of p is proposed under squared error loss function assuming that the prior density of p belongs to the family of Beta distributions. The performance of the

Radhakanta Das, Vivek Verma, Dilip C. Nath

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 4, 589–608

research-article

ADAPTATION OF FLATS IN CONCRETE SLAB BUILDINGS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. ISSUES, COSTS, REIMBURSEMENT OPTIONS, COMPARISONS

building object (...) should be designed and built in accordance with the principles of technical knowledge, ensuring: (...) the necessary conditions for the use of (...) multi-dwelling residential housing by persons with disabilities, operating in wheelchairs [6]. This provision guarantees the statutory right of the disabled to use multi-family housing dwellings. However, in reality it often fails to be implemented. In accordance with the provisions of the Building Regulations [7] newly constructed

Małgorzata BARTNICKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 7–21

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 , ISSUE 2, 138–144

research-article

The Role of Maternal Social Networks on the Outcomes of a Home-Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Pilot Intervention*

to target broad and multilevel mechanisms that extend beyond the parent-child context to other socioecological domains, such as extended family and community social contexts, and neighborhood environments (Campbell, 2015; Skinner & Foster, 2013). Initiating and maintaining healthy habits is difficult, especially for families that face a multitude of barriers, such as poverty, housing instability, food insecurity, and a lack of access to linguistically and culturally competent services (Flynn et

Kayla de la Haye, Brooke M. Bell, Sarah-Jeanne Salvy

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 3, 7–28

Research Article

CHANGES IN THE TAXONOMY OF γ-PROTEOBACTERIA, MODIFICATION OF THE ORDER ENTEROBACTERIALES AND NOVEL FAMILIES WITHIN ENTEROBACTERALES ORD. NOV.

microorganisms. Due to problems with the comparison of certain species, novel methods based on the analysis of proteins have been applied. In-depth analysis of Enterobacteriaceae family showed that its members are more dissimilar than previously thought, which eventually led to dividing this family into seven families and resulted in a change to the name of the order: from Enterobacteriales to Enterobacterales. These changes were applied in some biggest accessible databases. However, there are still many

Paweł Nawrotek, Bartłomiej Grygorcewicz, Adrian Augustyniak

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 465–469

Research Communicate

THE INTER-COUNTRY COMPARISON OF THE COST OF CHILDREN MAINTENANCE USING HOUSING EXPENDITURE

It is interesting to compare maintenance costs of children between countries with similar yet different family policy regimes because this could yield valuable lessons for researchers and policy-makers and also for the sake of methodological development. In this study, we aim to conduct a comparative analysis of the equivalence scales in Austria, Italy, Poland and France taking into account the age of children. To this end, we use data from the European Income and Living Condition (EU-SILC) to

Małgorzata Kalbarczyk2,, Agata Miazga3,, Anna Nicińska4

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 4, 687–699

Original Paper

Biochemical and Molecular Characterization of Carotenogenic Flavobacterial Isolates from Marine Waters

Carotenoids are known to possess immense nutraceutical properties and microorganisms are continuously being explored as natural source for production of carotenoids. In this study, pigmented bacteria belonging to Flavobacteriaceae family were isolated using kanamycin-containing marine agar and identified using the molecular techniques and their phenotypic characteristics were studied along with their potential to produce carotenoids. Analysis of random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD

Rama Sowmya, Nakkarike M. Sachindra

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 77–88

Research Article

PATHOGENICITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHLAMYDIAE FOR HUMANS AND ANIMALS

chondrophila. Furthermore, the species of the Rhabdochlamydiaceae family , as well as the bacteria from the Parachlamydiaceae family responsible for eye illnesses in humans and animals, are also characterized in this work. Lastly, newly discovered fish chlamydiae, which are potential factors of illnesses in humans and terrestial animals, are also presented in this paper.

Małgorzata Pawlikowska-Warych, Joanna Palma, Wiesław Deptuła

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 265–274

Research Article

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF POVERTY IN FAMILIES WITH A DISABLED CHILD AND FAMILIES  WITH NON-DISABLED CHILDREN IN POLAND  IN THE YEARS 2014 AND 2016

The presence of a child with disabilities in a family presents more challenging conditions than the presence of a non-disabled child. One of the difficulties is of financial nature. One of the parents often has to give up their job to care for the child, which shrinks the household income. At the same time, the family has higher expenses resulting from, e.g. costs of treatment. All this increases the risk of falling into poverty. The goal of this paper is to analyse the financial situation of

Olga Komorowska, Arkadiusz Kozłowski, Teresa Słaby

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 97–117

Case report

Enquiry into Practice: Management of Terminal Catastrophic Intracranial Haemorrhage in Palliative Care.

The management of terminal catastrophic haemorrhage is a rare clinical palliative emergency for which the management is based largely on anecdotal and experiential guidelines, with no high grade evidence but rather robust contention and controversy. Whilst often rapid and deadly, inevitably dramatic and devastating for the treating health professionals and family, the key management areas include risk identification, supportive practices, the use of sedative medication and the ethical issues

Anna Smith

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 20–24

Research Article

If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck: Evaluating the Validity of Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents

new National Institute of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria (NIMH RDoC).We used the five principles of the Robins and Guze approach to evaluate selected research from our own and other groups regarding the validity of adolescent BPD. These principles include clinical description studies, laboratory studies, studies that delimitate the disorder from other related syndromes, follow-up studies, and family studies.Within the Robins and Guze criteria framework, evidence to date supports the

Carla Sharp, Allison Kalpakci

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 49–62

Article

The Structure of Node and Edge Generation in a Delusional Social Network*

A rare set of data on a changing social network of personalities, drawn by a sufferer of Multiple Personality Disorder are investigated using random graph theory. The key features guiding the patient’s production of these wholly delusional networks, features which define her “schema” of social network, are derived by fitting a family of nested distributions. From this, we can derive a tentative hypothesis of how the laity may understand the logic of social networks, a hypothesis that is

John Levi Martin

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 1, 1–21

research-article

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

Individuals belong to geographically based social networks that include an individual’s ties (family, friends, professional contacts, etc.) in nearby and distant places (Acedo et al., 2017). A set of mapped ties comprises a spatial distribution, i.e., a unique “fingerprint” of geolocated social contacts (e.g., two friends in Rome, six family members in New York, a co-worker in Milan, etc.). This distribution is a natural part of social life, as humans have been “traveling, wandering and

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

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

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

Digging Deeper, Flying Higher

While celebrating the achievements in Gifted Education in New Zealand over the last 15 years, this presentation/paper also challenges participants to examine the progress made and build on this success in order to “fly higher” in the future. It briefly examines research-based issues and promising practices in: initial teacher education; professional learning and development; school and early childhood provisions for gifted learners; parental, family, whänau and gifted learner

Jill Bevan-Brown

Apex , ISSUE 1, 4–17

research-article

Mitochondrial COI gene is valid to delimitate Tylenchidae (Nematoda: Tylenchomorpha) species

Tylenchidae is a widely distributed soil-inhabiting nematode family characterized by a weak stylet, an undifferentiated non-muscular pharyngeal corpus, and a filiform tail. Currently, it comprises 412 nominal species belongs to 44 genera and estimated species number ranged from 2,000 to 10,000 species (Qing and Bert, 2019). Regardless of their abundance, the delimitation of taxa in this group remains poorly documented and highly uncertain. Consequently, there is no consensus regarding their

Mengxin Bai, Xue Qing, Kaikai Qiao, Xulan Ning, Shun Xiao, Xi Cheng, Guokun Liu

Journal of Nematology , 1–12

Research Article

Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment for Youth Treated With Antipsychotic Medications

, anthropomorphic, and metabolic findings from a case series of obese adolescents taking antipsychotic medications who participated in a short-term, family-based behavioral weight loss intervention.Methods:We adapted the Traffic Light Plan, a 16-week family-based weight loss intervention that promotes healthy energy balance using the colors of the traffic light to categorize the nutritional value of foods and the intensity of physical activity. We then added a social and ecological framework to address health

Ginger E. Nicol, Rachel P Kolko, Monica Mills, Thrudur Gunnarsdottir, Michael D. Yingling, Julia A. Schweiger, Eric J. Lenze, John W. Newcomer, Denise Wilfley

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 96–104

Article

A COMPARISON OF SMALL AREA ESTIMATION METHODS FOR POVERTY MAPPING

We review main small area estimation methods for the estimation of general nonlinear parameters focusing on FGT family of poverty indicators introduced by Foster, Greer and Thorbecke (1984). In particular, we consider direct estimation, the Fay-Herriot area level model (Fay and Herriot, 1979), the method of Elbers, Lanjouw and Lanjouw (2003) used by the World Bank, the empirical Best/Bayes (EB) method of Molina and Rao (2010) and its extension, the Census EB, and finally the hierarchical Bayes

María Guadarrama, Isabel Molina, J. N. K. Rao

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 1, 41–66

Research Article

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN HOUSING AREAS: CONTEMPORARY HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN SILESIAN METROPOLITAN AREA, POLAND

Between 2000 and 2010 housing development in Poland changed dramatically. Local development plans released large rural areas on the outskirts of most cities for single-family housing. As a result, there are many new low-density housing estates and very few high-density estates within city centres. The paper refers to a research method that has been developed to measure and compare various housing developments. The method can be used to show both density indicators and a general overview of

Tomasz BRADECKI, Agata TWARDOCH

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 5–12

Review

MULTI-VARIABLE OPTIMIZATION MODELS FOR BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN USING ENERGYPLUS SIMULATION AND METAHEURISTIC ALGORITHMS

optimization of chosen design parameters in a single-family building. The aim is to determine optimum solutions that will enable maximum energy and economic benefits during the lifetime of the building. The optimization procedure is developed by means of the coupling between MATLAB and EnergyPlus and implementing the optimization tools. Many works in this field used grand simplifications: thermal zones included several rooms or the analyses only one zone, the same casual gains assumed in the whole building

Krzysztof GRYGIEREK, Joanna FERDYN-GRYGIEREK

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 81–90

Article

CHARACTERISTICS AND USE OF MULTICOPPER OXIDASES ENZYMES

1. Introduction Multicopper Oxidases, MCO are a family of enzymes that catalyse oxidation reactions of a substrate with simultaneous reduction of molecular oxygen to water. The universal catalytic centre is responsible for these reactions for all MCOs, composed of 4 or more copper atoms which form T1, T2 types and diatomic T3 types. Although the structure of the catalytic centre of most enzymes classified as MCO is similar, their biological functions and catalytic properties may be completely

Aleksandra Góralczyk-Bińkowska, Anna Jasińska, Jerzy Długoński

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 7–18

Research Article

Impairment in Young Preschool Children with Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Co-occurring Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder

burden and discord within family relationships were the areas that were most severely affected. All domain scores were strongly intercorrelated, and they were added to each child’s total score. Children with symptoms of ADHD, inattentive type (mean [M], 3.5; standard deviation [SD], 3.4), or ADHD, hyperactive/impulsive type (M, 2.9; SD, 2.7), were significantly less impaired than children with symptoms of ADHD, combined type (M = 6.4; SD = 3.8; p < .001). Furthermore, co-occurring oppositional

Bothild Bendiksen, Heidi Aase, Elisabeth Svensson, Svein Friis, Anne Margrethe Myhre, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Pål Zeiner

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 3, 95–105

Research Article

Stauratostoma shelleyi n. gen., n. sp. (Nematoda: Rhabditida: Thelastomatidae) from Appalachian Polydesmid Millipedes (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae)

Stauratostoma shelleyi n. gen., n. sp. is described from the midgut and hindgut of nine species of the millipede family Xystodesmidae collected in the southern Appalachian regions of North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. Specimens of S. shelleyi were morphologically examined with differential interference contrast, phase contrast, and scanning electron microscopy. The head of S. shelleyi differs from other thelastomatid nematodes in having a head region mushroom-shaped in profile; cruciform

Gary Phillips, Robert J. Pivar, Xiocaun Sun, John K. Moulton, Ernest C. Bernard

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 2, 133–146

research-article

First report of Ovomermis sinensis (Nematoda: Mermithidae) parasitizing fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in China

seedling 50 No spray insecticide June 13, 2019 Qionghai X356, Hainan Province, China N 19°15´51˝ E 110°28´49˝ 52 1 2300 120 Jointing and booting stage 40 No spray insecticide June 11, 2019 Foluo town, Ledong Li autonomous county, Hainan Province, China N 18°61´97˝ E 108°73´38˝ 105 2 990 150 Mature stage 45 No spray insecticide Diagnostic characters According to morphological characteristics, these nematodes obtained from Hainan province belong to the family Mermithidae. This nematode has a

Bingjiao Sun, Fen Li, Xiaorui He, Fengqin Cao, Elizabeth Bandason, David Shapiro-Ilan, Weibin Ruan, Shaoying Wu

Journal of Nematology , 1–7

Research Article

HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION OF METHODOLOGIES OF FIXED POINT DIVISION ALGORITHMS

of Virtex4 family. Implementation was done for both signed and unsigned number systems, having bit width of operands vary as an exponential function of 􀀂􀀃, where 􀀃=2 to 5. Performance parameters have been calculated in terms of clock frequency, FPGA slice utilization, latency and power consumption. Implementation results indicate that multiplicative based algorithm is superior in terms of latency, while digit recurrence algorithms are consuming low power along-with less area overhead.

D. Kumar, P. Saha, A. Dandapat

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 630–645

Conference Presentation

A CASE OF CEREBRAL ANEURYSM IN FAST JET AIRCREW

An asymptomatic 33 year old male Air Combat Officer was recommended to have a CT cerebral angiogram, based on a family history of a vascular anomaly. A 1-2mm aneurysm located in the cavernous portion of the internal carotid artery was discovered. Neurosurgical advice was obtained which indicated that the risk of haemorrhage from this aneurysm in this location is ‘practically zero’, and that there is no indication for any intervention. The fast jet environment does impose significant stress on

Collette Richards

Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine , 16–18

Article

Occurrence of Panagrellus (Rhabditida: Panagrolaimidae) Nematodes in a Morphologically Aberrant Adult Specimen of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae)

and 18S ribosomal DNA and shown to belong to the family Panagrolaimidae (Rhabditida), within a clade of Panagrellus. While most nematodes in the insect were juveniles, a single male adult was partially characterized by light microscopy. Morphometrics showed similarities to a species described from Germany. Excluding the entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN), only five other genera of entomophilic or saprophytic rhabditid nematodes are associated with this weevil. This is the first

MANUELA CAMEROTA, GIUSEPPE MAZZA, LYNN K. CARTA, FRANCESCO PAOLI, GIULIA TORRINI, CLAUDIA BENVENUTI, BEATRICE CARLETTI, VALERIA FRANCARDI, PIO FEDERICO ROVERSI

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 1–6

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An 18S rDNA Perspective on the Classification of Criconematoidea

In the nematode family Criconematidae, a taxonomy primarily based on cuticle characters has created classifications that are notoriously volatile. Molecular characters may lead to their stabilization. A phylogenetic tree of Criconematoidea was constructed using 166 new near full-length 18S rDNA sequences and 58 sequences from GenBank. Bayesian and maximum likelihood (ML) analyses produced trees with similar topologies. Major features include a strongly supported clade that includes

THOMAS POWERS, TIMOTHY HARRIS, REBECCA HIGGINS, PETER MULLIN, KIRSTEN POWERS

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 236–244

Research Article

Characterization of Meloidogyne indica (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae) Parasitizing Neem in India, with a Molecular Phylogeny of the Species

Neem is a perennial plant of family Meliaceae grown very commonly in India. During a survey in Rajasthan, India; a population of root-knot nematode was found in association with tender neem plants causing yellowing, stunting, and heavy root galling. Inspection of the perineal pattern morphology of the adult females, extracted from the galled roots, primarily led to identification of the species as Meloidogyne indica. Further, detailed morphological and morphometric illustrations of second-stage

Victor Phani, Satyapal Bishnoi, Amita Sharma, Keith G. Davies, Uma Rao

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 387–398

Research Article

The eight qualities of successful intelligence in gifted Māori students.

This article describes the eight qualities of successful intelligence demonstrated by gifted Māori students who attended schools in one tribal area (Te Arawa) in Rotorua, New Zealand. The article will illustrate the ways, throughout history, that Te Arawa have conceptualised, and successfully utilised, their successful intelligence in the service of themselves, their whānau (family) and their hapu and iwi (sub-tribe and tribal communities). Firstly, this article explains the long history of

Melinda Webber

Apex , ISSUE 1, 91–114

Article

HYPERBOLIC PARABOLOID (HP) PANTOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE WITH LINER SCISSORS

with the same curvature. On the other hand, the hyperbolic surface can be constructed using two families of mutually skew lines in which the lines in each family are parallel to a common plane, but not to each other. In this paper, the creation of HP surface with pantographic structure is presented. The creation of a HP pantographic structure is demonstrated with the use of three methods including: a) two border scissors; b) four border scissors; c) All-scissor HP Pantographic Structures. Finally

Arash OSMANI, Mohammad Reza MATINI, Yaser SHAHBAZI, Hossein GOLLABI

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 89–99

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Do Men Discuss Birth Control? A Social Network Analysis in Bangladesh

Introduction Population control is commonly recognised as one of the keys to national growth and the welfare of women and children (Cleland et al., 2006) and for over half a century, developing countries have sought the benefits through implementing health programmes and family planning services for women (Hardee et al., 2017; Greene and Biddlecom, 2000; Hasan et al.. 2015). Bypassing the obvious fact that fertility decisions are influenced by both partners, women were largely assumed to have a

Bhanu Bhatia

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 2, 1–19

Article

DIFFUSELY ADHERING ESCHERICHIA COLI

Escherichia coli) responsible for urinary tract infections, as well as such E. coli strains (NMEC; Neonatal Meningitis Escherichia coli) that have a K1 capsule and cause meningitis in newborns [20, 38]. DEAC strains are an extremely heterogeneous group of potentially pathogenic E. coli, which are characterized by their diffuse adherence to epithelial cells, regardless of the type of adhesins produced from the Afa/Dr family of adhesins (Fig. 1). Fig. 1. Diffuse adherence to a human laryngeal carcinoma HEp

Michał Turniak, Beata Sobieszczańska

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 143–152

Article

Steinernema biddulphi n. sp., a New Entomopathogenic Nematode (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) from South Africa

DNA (rDNA). Phylogenetic data show that S. biddulphi n. sp. belongs to the ‘‘bicornutum’’ clade within the Steinernematidae family.

HARUN CIMEN, VLADIMI´R PU°zA, JIRI NERMUT, JUSTIN HATTING, TSHIMA RAMAKUWELA, SELCUK HAZIR

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 148–158

Article

Agamermis (Nematoda: Mermithidae) Infection in South Carolina Agricultural Pests

methods and assigned to family Mermithidae, genus Agamermis. This study reports mermithid nematode infection in immature M. cribraria for the first time and provides the first mermithid host record for the stink bugs Chinavia hilaris, Euschistus servus, and another Euschistus species, and a grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in South Carolina. The same Agamermis species infected all hosts. The broad host range and prevalence suggests that Agamermis may be an important contributor

FRANCESCA L. STUBBINS, PAULA AGUDELO, FRANCIS P. F. REAY-JONES, JEREMY K. GREENE

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 290–296

Article

A Focus Group Discussion on Using Guide Dogs

. These included: mobility; adjustment to vision loss; advantages and disadvantages of using a guide dog; the matching process; training with the dog; social function, feelings of friends and family; and the outcome of the relationship. In this article, these themes are described and exemplified with extracts from the focus group discussion. The study fulfilled its purpose as an information gathering exercise to further investigate the relationship between guide dog handlers and their dogs, and has

Janice K.F. Lloyd, BSc., DCR, EMT, CVT, Ph.D., R. Claire Budge, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Kevin J. Stafford, MVB, M.Sc., Ph.D., FRCVS, MACVSc., Steven J. La Grow, B.S, M.A., Ed.D.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 52–64

Original Paper

Deletion of atoR from Streptococcus pyogenes Results in Hypervirulence in a Mouse Model of Sepsis and is LuxS Independent

human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. M5005_Spy_1343 is predicted to encode a member of the LysR family of transcriptional regulators and is located upstream of a putative operon containing six genes. Five of these genes have sequence similarity to genes involved in short-chain fatty acid metabolism, whereas the sixth gene (luxS) is found in many bacterial species and is involved in quorum sensing. Unexpectedly, inactivation of the M5005_Spy_1343 gene resultedin hypervirulence in an intraperitoneal

Izabela Sitkiewicz, James M. Musser

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 17–24

Research Article

The Early Years of Albert Einstein: When viewed through the lens of current theory and research were there signs of giftedness?

Underachievement is commonly seen as a discrepancy between the level at which a student performs and their academic potential. It is a learned behaviour that can be caused by factors both inside and outside the school setting including family and community dynamics, school curriculum and teaching methods, and personality traits. The identification of underachieving gifted students is closely linked to the identification of giftedness itself and talented students can be marginalised if a

Donna Beeston

Apex , ISSUE 1, 65–77

Article

OPTIMIZATION OF WINDOW SIZE DESIGN FOR DETACHED HOUSE USING TRNSYS SIMULATIONS AND GENETIC ALGORITHM

building orientation has been analysed. Optimal selection of these parameters for reduction of the energy consumption has been carried out. Genetic algorithms were used for the optimization, while TRNSYS program was used for energy analysis. The analyses were performed on an exemplary single family detached house. Self-adaptive genetic algorithm connected with energy building simulation successfully identifies the lowest energy costs. Optimal window type and size design and window orientation reduce

Joanna FERDYN-GRYGIEREK, Krzysztof GRYGIEREK

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 133–140

Article

Radix-8 Design Alternatives of Fast Two Operands Interleaved Multiplication with Enhanced Architecture

describe by the following logic equations: Pout = Pin1 · Pin2 and Gout = Gin1 || (Pin1 · Gin2), Where the generation group have only logic equation for carry generation: Gout = Gin2||(Pin2 · Gin1). Post processing (Calculating the Sum):This is the last step and is common to all adders of this family (carry look ahead). It involves computation of sum bits. Sum bits are computed by the logic given in: Si = Pi ⊕ Gi−1. The top view and the internal logic circuit is provided in the Fig. 3. C. Fast Multi

Mohammad M. Asad, Ibrahim Marouf, Qasem Abu Al-Haija

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 15–27

case-report

Caring and Collaborating A case study on a complex patient under multiple teams

The Patient/Background Mr X was a male in his mid-twenties, of Asian descent. He moved to New Zealand with his new wife in mid-2015, and returned to his home country for a short holiday in late 2015. Mr X was admitted to Christchurch Hospital on January 16th, 2016. He had no documented medical history, and the only known family history was from his mother – an insulin-dependent diabetic – which became another issue we had to address for this family throughout the course of the patient’s care

Larissa J. Engel, Mandy J. Ryan

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 19–23

research-article

First report of molecular characterization and phylogeny of Trichuris fossor Hall, 1916 (Nematoda: Trichuridae)

Malorri R. Hughes, Deborah A. Duffield, Dana K. Howe, Dee R. Denver

Journal of Nematology , 1–6

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Morphological and molecular characterization of Pungentus sufiyanensis n. sp. and additional data on P. engadinensis (Altherr, 1950) Altherr, 1952 (Dorylaimida: Nordiidae) from northwest of Iran

low supported monophyly of this genus based upon currently available sequences. All the sequences of Nordiidae representatives constitute a highly supported (100%) clade, a fact that confirms the monophyly of this taxon. Leaving aside Pungentus sequences, the remaining ones form together a second clade, which is not well supported, within the family Nordiidae. Type habitat and locality: the habitat and locality type was Northwest Iran, East-Azarbaijan province, Sufiyan, Roodghat area, Zeinabad

Nasir Vazifeh, Gholamreza Niknam, Habibeh Jabbari, Reyes Peña-Santiago

Journal of Nematology , 1–12

Article

Discopersicus n. gen., a New Member of the Family Tylenchidae Örley, 1880 with Detailed SEM Study on Two Known Species of the Genus Discotylenchus Siddiqi, 1980 (Nematoda; Tylenchidae) from Iran

ALI YAGHOUBI, EBRAHIM POURJAM, SERGIO A LVAREZ-ORTEGA, GRACIA LIE´BANAS, MOHAMMAD REZA ATIGHI, MAJID PEDRAM

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 214–221

Research Article

Occurrence of Sheraphelenchus sucus (Nematoda: Aphelenchoidinae) and Panagrellus sp. (Rhabditida: Panagrolaimidae) Associated with Decaying Pomegranate Fruit in Italy

Two different nematode species were recovered from pomegranate decaying fruit in two localities in Southern Italy: the mycetophagus nematode Sheraphelenchus sucus and a bacterial feeder nematode belonging to the Panagrolaimidae (Rhabditida) family. Morphometrics of the Italian population of S. sucus closely resemble that of the type population, whereas some differences were found when compared with another population from Iran. Molecular characterization of the Italian S. sucus using the 18S

ELENA FANELLI, ALBERTO TROCCOLI, NICOLA VOVLAS, GIANLUCA SCARCIA, ANNAMARIA MINCUZZI, SIMONA M. SANZANI, ANTONIO IPPOLITO, FRANCESCA DE LUCA

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 418–426

Article

MODELLING LANGUAGE EXTINCTION USING SUSCEPTIBLE-INFECTIOUS-REMOVED (SIR) MODEL

representing family units. The data obtained from the 2016 indigenous language survey conducted in several parts of Nigeria and from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) were used to estimate the key parameters of the model for Nigeria’s several indigenous languages. The parameters of interest included the basic reproduction number, the threshold of endemicity, and the time in which a language is expected to be extinct, starting from the endemic level. On the basis of the time in which a

N. A. Ikoba, E. T. Jolayemi

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 4, 71–87

Research Article

EXAMINING TESTS FOR COMPARING SURVIVAL CURVES WITH RIGHT CENSORED DATA

statistically in terms of survival. Methods: In this study, Logrank, Gehan-Wilcoxon, Tarone-Ware, Peto-Peto, Modified Peto-Peto tests and tests belonging to Fleming-Harrington test family with (p, q) values; (1, 0), (0.5, 0.5), (1, 1), (0, 1) ve (0.5, 2) are examined by means of Type I error rate obtained from a simulation study, which is conducted in the cases where the event takes place with equal probability along the follow-up time. Results: As a result of the simulation study, Type I error rate of

Pinar Gunel Karadeniz, Ilker Ercan

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 311–328

Research Article

INSTANCE VEHICLE MONITORING AND TRACKING WITH INTERNET OF THINGS USING ARDUINO

The Vehicle Tracking System has the capability of finding the Vehicle location, Gas Leakages, Vehicle Speed, and Vehicle Accident and at the same time notifies the owners of the vehicle through a GSM network with an SMS alert message. The drivers require their presence to their family or to their respective one’s. The main aim is to design a low cost and an efficient vehicle tracking and vehicle security circuit based on an Arduino microcontroller. This system can be made as a backup sector

Dhanalakshmi, A.Ezil Sam Leni

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 123–135

Research Article

ALICYCLOBACILLUS – BACTERIA STILL NOT UNDERSTOOD

bacteria, the typical juice pasteurization conditions can stimulate spore germination. This is the reason why they can proliferate in juice and ipso facto cause fruit products spoilage. The family of Alicyclobacillaceae has continuously been modified and each successive year brings new species. Additionally, A. acidoterrestris is recognized as bacterium with a high evolution rate due to its rapid adaptation to changing environmental conditions.

Justyna Dąbrowska, Alina Kunicka-Styczyńska

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 117–124

Research Article

THE ROLE OF BREASTFEEDING VIS-À-VIS CONTRACEPTIVE USE ON BIRTH SPACING IN INDIA: A REGIONAL ANALYSIS

Birth spacing is one of the important aspects of reproductive health. Therefore, it is felt by demographers that birth spacing needs to be studied from time to time in view of the epidemiological transition taking place worldwide. Using the third round of National Family Health Survey-3 data, the central hypothesis of this paper is to find out the relative advantages of breastfeeding over other methods of contraception among non-sterilized women by using simulative approach of the Cox

Laxmi Kant Dwivedi

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 407–431

research-article

New data on known species of Hirschmanniella and Pratylenchus (Rhabditida, Pratylenchidae) from Iran and South Africa

The root-lesion nematodes belong to the family Pratylenchidae and cause severe damage on various crops and yield reduction (Perry and Moens, 2013). The genus Hirschmanniella has been established by Luc and Goodey (1964). To date, three known species of Hirschmanniella, namely, H. anchoryzae (Ebsary and Anderson, 1982), H. gracilis (De Man, 1880; Luc and Goodey, 1964), and H. oryzae (Van Breda de Haan, 1902; Luc and Goodey, 1964), and with two unknown Hirschmanniella have been reported from Iran

Ebrahim Shokoohi, Joaquín Abolafia, Phatu William Mashela, Nafiseh Divsalar

Journal of Nematology , 1–26

original-paper

Purification, Characterization and Inhibition of Alanine Racemase from a Pathogenic Strain of Streptococcus iniae

MURTALA MUHAMMAD, YANGYANG LI, SIYU GONG, YANMIN SHI, JIANSONG JU, BAOHUA ZHAO, DONG LIU

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 331–341

Research Article

GENETIC DIVERSITY OF BOVINE DIARRHEA AND MUCOSAL DISEASE VIRUS

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is classified as a member of the Pestivirus genus of the Flaviviridae family. BVDV is one of the most important viral pathogens of ruminants worldwide, causing severe economic losses. Infection results in a wide range of clinical manifestations, ranging from mild respiratory disease to fetal death and mucosal disease. The virus particles are small and contain a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA molecule of approximately 12.3 kb with one large open reading

Paweł Mirosław, Aleksandra Antos, Mirosław Polak

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 389–394

Research Article

BACTERIAL METALLOTHIONEINS

Heavy metals are found in all living organisms where, as indispensable microelements (e.g. zinc, iron, copper), are involved in endless metabolic processes. However, living organisms are also at a risk of exposure to highly toxic metals, including cadmium or lead, which do not play any physiological role. Among multiple mechanisms associated with the maintenance of micronutrient homeostasis and detoxification of unwanted metals, there is a family of low-molecular-weight, cysteine-rich proteins

Agnieszka Mierek-Adamska, Wioleta Tylman-Mojżeszek, Zuzanna Znajewska, Grażyna B. Dąbrowska

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 171–179

Research Article

Anxiety Disorders among Adolescents referred to General Psychiatry for Multiple Causes: Clinical Presentation, Prevalence, and Comorbidity

(57.6% girls) between the ages of 12 and 18 years who were consecutively referred to two child and adolescent general psychiatry clinics in Sweden were assessed for anxiety disorders and comorbidity using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children. Self-ratings of anxiety symptoms and difficulties with family, school, friends, sleep, and body aches were also obtained.At least one anxiety disorder was found in 46% of participants. Among anxious adolescents

Susanne Olofsdotter, Sofia Vadlin, Karin Sonnby, Tomas Furmark, Kent W. Nilsson

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 55–64

research-article

The Multiplex Social Environments of Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: How Online and Offline Social Structures Impact HIV Prevention and Sex Behavior Engagement

be linked to HIV prevention and care engagement, including the proportion of confidants who play familial roles either as biological family members or as members of a respondent’s chosen gay family (Frost, Meyer, & Schwartz, 2016; Schneider et al., 2012; Wohl et al., 2011), the proportion of confidants who know that the participant has sex with men (Smith, Rossetto, & Peterson, 2008; Tobin & Latkin, 2017), and the proportion of confidants who also have sex with men (Frost et al., 2016

Lindsay E. Young, Kayo Fujimoto, Leigh Alon, Liang Zhang, John A. Schneider

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 3, 70–95

Article

Research and Design of Next Generation Internet (IPV9) Datagram

packet that is transmitted on the Internet; called IP Datagram, which are the network layer protocol and the core protocol of the TCP/IP protocol family. IP is a virtual package consisting of a header and data. The IPv4 header is a fixed length of 20 bytes, which is required for all IP datagram. After the fixed portion of the header are optional fields whose length is variable. Both the source and destination addresses in the header are IP protocol addresses. The current global Internet USES the TCP

Zhongsheng Wang, Jianping Xie, Zhao Lin, Wei Zhong

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 10–28

Research Article

Are Autistic Traits in Youth Meaningful? A Replication study in Non-referred Siblings of Youth with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

aim of the current study was to assess the prevalence and implications of ATs in a non-referred population of siblings of probands with and without ADHD.Participants were non-referred siblings of probands with ADHD (N = 257) and control probands (N = 234) of longitudinal, case-control family studies conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital. Assessments included measures of psychiatric, psychosocial, educational, and cognitive functioning. The presence of significant ATs was operationalized

Joseph Biederman, Maura Fitzgerald, Stephen V. Faraone, Ronna Fried, K. Yvonne Woodworth, Alexandra Saunders, Kristina Conroy, Gagan Joshi

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 77–87

Original Paper

The Heavy-Metal Resistance Determinant of Newly Isolated Bacterium from a Nickel-Contaminated Soil in Southwest Slovakia

) sequences tentatively assigned to CzcA family heavy metal efflux pump [YP_001899332] from Ralstonia picketii 12J with 99% similarity. In this study the bacterium MR-CH-I2 and its heavy-metal resistance determinant were more precisely identified. This bacterial isolate was on the base of phylogenetic analysis of almost the whole (1,500 bp) 16S rDNA (16S rRNA) sequence, MR-CH-I2 [MF102046], and sequence for gyrB gene and its product respectively, MR-CH-I2-gyrB [MF134666], assigned to R. picketii 12J

MATEJ REMENÁR, ANNA KAMLÁROVÁ, JANA HARICHOVÁ, MARCEL ZÁMOCKÝ, PETER FERIANC

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 191–201

Review Paper

Failure of a first regimen of monotherapy to control the newly diagnosed epilepsies. What to do next?

, and compliance. Whatever the option to be taken, the PWE, his family or the caregivers should take part in the decision making.

José Pimentel

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 2, 109–112

research-paper

Selective neuronal death following exposure to methylenedioxypyrovalerone is accompanied by an inhibition of NMDA receptor NR2B subunit expression

INTRODUCTION Synthetic cathinones belong to the group of the so-called novel psychoactive substances (NPS) also known as ‘designer drugs’. One member of the family, methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), is a frequently used psychoactive drug of abuse. In a previous study (Ádám et al., 2014), we found a marked increase in the number of apoptotic cells in the piriform cortex, retrosplenial area, hippocampus CA1 and nucleus accumbens (NAc), without an overall change of cell density, in 7-day-old mice

László István Gerecsei, Tamás Balázsa, Diego Echevarría, Ágota Ádám, Gergely Zachar, András Csillag

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 1, 92–100

Article

PARECHOVIRUSES – UNDERESTIMATED RISK

nucleotide sequence of the viral genome led to the creation of a new genus in the Picornaviridae family – Parechovirus, which initially included two types, HPeV-1 and HPeV-2 [36, 44, 68, 83]. Infections caused by parechoviruses are common in people all over the world and, like enterovirus infections, are mostly asymptomatic. If the infection occurs, it usually manifests itself through mild symptoms in the digestive and respiratory systems and is almost exclusively limited to the population of young

Arleta Krzysztoszek, Magdalena Wieczorek

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 301–315

research-article

Burden sharing in families to children, adolescents and young adults with ADHD: Analysis of ADHD Helpline in Swedish Clinical Services

, including learning disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, as well as sleep disorders (3, 4). Given the complexity of the clinical presentation, ADHD in children frequently leads to functional impairments both in home and school environments, as well as in leisure activities (5-7). In addition, parents to children with ADHD report high level of parental stress (8). Thus, the individual with ADHD and his or her family often require different kinds of support and interventions in various contexts. The help

Elina Renhorn, Carl Nytell, Anna Backman, Camilla Ekstrand, Tatja Hirvikoski

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 88–91

Research Article

Choosing the 'ß' Parameter When Using the Bonacich Power Measure

Bonacich (1987) suggested a family of centrality measures that provide a useful way of modeling questions of power and network constraint. However, the literature offers little guidance regarding the choice of ß, the parameter which alters the way the measure accounts for the effect of having powerful contacts in ones network. In this paper I explore the way the choice of the ß parameter affects the power indices the Bonacich measure generates. I consider three network

Simon Rodan

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 1, 1–23

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

potentially zoonotic nematodes among edible fishes in Egypt, there are few immunological and molecular studies investigating the epidemiology of these parasites. Anisakidosis, a human infection with nematodes of the family Anisakidae, is caused most commonly by Anisakis spp. In the present study, seventy specimens of the European seabass Dicentrarchus labrax commercialized in Alexandria city along the Mediterranean Sea were acquired during the period from July to December, 2015. Fish were necropsied and

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

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 4, 427–436

Original Paper

Study of Patterns and Markers of Human Immune Deficiency Virus -1 (HIV-1) Progression and Unemployment Rate among Patients from Alexandria, Egypt

other CD4+ readings among the whole cohort and among the treated group. Also, VL at the end of the study; VL(2), was significantly higher than VL(1) among the untreated group. Unemployment rate was 40%. Male gender and obtaining vocational training were significant predictors of employment. It can be concluded that having a family member living with HIV and drug abusers are high risk groups for HIV acquisition. Factors responsible for progression of HIV should be further investigated. Antiretroviral

Faika M. Ghoneim, May M. Raouf, Noha S. Elshaer, Sarah M. Abdelhamid, Reem A. Noor Eldeen

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 519–527

research-article

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

context (e.g., family cooking, regional cuisine; Schmidt, 2007). Previous research suggests that when individuals perceive fellow members of an online network as similar in background, they are more likely to feel supported by individuals in that network (Wright, 2012). The positive association between perceived similarity and social support has implications for how individuals structure and maintain social ties (McPherson et al., 2001). For example, bloggers may believe that connecting to bloggers

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

Journal of Social Structure , ISSUE 4, 1–21

Research Article

How Prevalent Are Autistic Traits Among Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? A Qualitative Review of the Literature

Twin, family, and linkage studies have indicated that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) share a portion of their heritable etiology. This suggests that individuals with ADHD may manifest different forms of ASDs that may range from fully developed syndromic forms of the disorder to milder manifestations of ASD symptomatology, which will henceforth be referred to as autistic traits.The main purpose of this study was to conduct a literature search

Mai Uchida, Stephen V. Faraone, Gagan Joshi, Andrea Spencer, Tara Kenworthy, K. Yvonne Woodworth, Joseph Biederman

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 33–40

Research Article

Assessment and Treatment of Identity Pathology During Adolescence

family work support the therapeutic process of the adolescent.

Susanne Schlüter-Müller, Kirstin Goth, Emanuel Jung, Klaus Schmeck

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 63–70

Research Article

Exploring a lay Gestalt of schizophrenia? A Danish background population’s explanations on why and how first-episode schizophrenia patients’ narratives were intuitively sensed as contextually inappropriate

patient felt or how the evaluators felt reading the narrative), formal aspects (about pauses, fluency, and brevity), and aspects about sense making (from lack of understanding to nonsense and strangeness).The background population may be sensitive to affective and formal inappropriateness, but only lay experts emphasize the lack of sense in the patients’ narratives.Conclusion:Further studies might benefit from investigating whether early referrals from family, friends, or schoolteachers of their own

Charlotte Petersen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 64–76

Research Article

Long-term outcome of children with autism who received different forms of early intervention during their preschool years: a pilot study of 15 young adults

than that of the general population, but only a third had “poor” overall outcome. However, at time 3, hardly any differences were found between the groups.Conclusions:To maintain gains made during the preschool years, appropriate intervention and services may need to be extended into adulthood. These services should take into account the perceived needs of the individual, as expressed by himself/herself and his/her family.

Sigrídur Lóa Jónsdóttir, Birta Brynjarsdóttir, Evald Saemundsen, Jón Fridrik Sigurdsson

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 28–39

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 , ISSUE 2, 13–24

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Towards a definition of multiple and complex needs in children and youth: Delphi study in Flanders and international survey

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Helena Van den Steene, Dirk van West, Inge Glazemakers

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 60–67

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A new rare nematode Nothocriconemoides hangzhouensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Criconematidae) from Hangzhou, China

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Oral Care for Neuroscience patients in New Zealand – A national survey

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Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 10–22

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Tarja Paakkonen, Heikki Paakkonen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 4, 152–158

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Clinical report: a rare co-occurrence of tuberous sclerosis complex and Rett syndrome in a girl with mental retardation, epilepsy and autism

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Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1-2, 47–51

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THE APPLICATION OF INNOVATIVE ENERGY-EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES IN THE SUSTAINABLE MODEL OF A HOUSING ESTATE – SEESTADT ASPERN IN VIENNA

systems with high energy and environmental efficiency contribute more to the design of new developments. Would it be possible to ensure a greater share of renewable energy production systems in the form of roofing and facade surfaces covered with photovoltaic panels? The installation of a suitable surface area of solar panels or photovoltaic panels on multi-family buildings requires the architectural and urban planning of these buildings to be adapted to such an undertaking. The spatial

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Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 15–22

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Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 33–47

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