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Acculturation and Parenting in First-Generation Chinese Immigrants in the United Kingdom
This study examined acculturation and parenting among 37 first-generation Chinese immigrant parents in the United Kingdom. The findings showed that these parents still felt stronger affiliation with the Chinese than with the English culture. There were also significant positive associations between their affiliation to Chinese culture and their Chinese-specific parenting as well as between thei...


Increasing Cognitive Readiness Through Computer and Videogame-Based Training
In order to examine the cognitive readiness effects of training technologies, 123 participants watched emotional or tactical military training videos and then played a training videogame in a pre-post test between-subjects experiment. Emotional training video exposure reduced participants’ ability to suppress emotion and need to control one’s thoughts. After playing the videogame, p...
Systematic Review of Postradiotherapy Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia in Women With Breast Cancer
Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a rare but potentially serious complication of radiation therapy for breast cancer. This study was undertaken to perform a systematic review of postradiotherapy BOOP to determine the occurrence, presentation, treatment, and outcome.


What Keeps Oncologists From Addressing Palliative Care Early on With Incurable Cancer Patients? An Active Stance Seems Key
This qualitative study explores the factors that hinder sympathetic and frank communication about the terminal nature of advanced cancer and reconstructs how physicians and nurses in oncology perceive their roles in preparing patients for end-of-life decisions. The findings suggest that oncologists recognized a risk of nourishing patients’ overly optimistic views in not talking openly and...
Use of Prednisone With Abiraterone Acetate in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
This review evaluates the basis for the effects of prednisone on mineralocorticoid-related adverse events that arise because of CYP17A1 inhibition with abiraterone for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Glucocorticoids are often used at higher doses than used with abiraterone acetate to manage tumor-related symptoms or to prevent treatment-related toxicity, but side effect...


Chronic Thalidomide and Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Author Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) has been used to curtail tumor vasculature and delay tumor progression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We conducted a phase I trial to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of thalidomide when combined with TACE in patients with advanced HCC. Between June 2000 and November 2003, 56 patients with unresectable HCC and amenable to TACE were en...
How Flexible Are Real Wages in EU countries? A Panel Investigation
We estimate the degree of real wage flexibility in 19 EU countries 1 The countries covered in this paper are the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and Greece. in a wage Phillips curve panel framework. We find evidence for a reaction of wage growth to unemploym...

Ultrasound composite scores for the assessment of inflammatory and structural pathologies in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsASon-Score)
This study was performed to develop ultrasound composite scores for the assessment of inflammatory and structural lesions in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA). We performed a prospective study on 83 PsA patients undergoing two study visits scheduled 6?months apart. B-mode and Power Doppler (PD) findings were semi-quantitatively scored at 68 joints (evaluating synovia, perisynovial tissue, tendons and b...
Fuzzy decision making based on likelihood-based comparison relations of hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets and hesitant fuzzy linguistic operators
In this paper, we propose a new fuzzy decision making method and propose a new fuzzy group decision making method based on the proposed likelihood-based comparison relations of hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets and the proposed hesitant fuzzy linguistic weighted average (HFLWA) operator, the proposed hesitant fuzzy linguistic weighted geometric (HFLWG) operator, the proposed hesitant fuzzy li...

The application of social network analysis algorithms in a system supporting money laundering detection
Criminal analysis is a very complex task requiring to process huge amounts of data coming from different sources such as billings and bank account transactions in order to gain knowledge useful for an investigator. In order to support human analytic capabilities, dedicated software tools are needed, and therefore Money Laundering Detection System (MLDS) was proposed as one of such tools in our ...
A fast minimum spanning tree algorithm based on K-means
Minimum spanning trees (MSTs) have long been used in data mining, pattern recognition and machine learning. However, it is difficult to apply traditional MST algorithms to a large dataset since the time complexity of the algorithms is quadratic. In this paper, we present a fast MST (FMST) algorithm on the complete graph of N points. The proposed algorithm employs a divide-and-conquer scheme to ...

Evaluation of variant identification methods for whole genome sequencing data in dairy cattle
Advances in human genomics have allowed unprecedented productivity in terms of algorithms, software, and literature available for translating raw next-generation sequence data into high-quality information. The challenges of variant identification in organisms with lower quality reference genomes are less well documented. We explored the consequences of commonly recommended preparatory steps an...
Nine¿month nutritional intervention improves restoration of menses in young female athletes and ballet dancers
We hypothesized that an intervention designed to increase the energy and nutrient intake could serve as an efficacious method to restore normal menstrual functions in athletes and ballet dancers. In this study, a 9-month nutritional intervention (NI) was conducted in 21 dancers and 31 athletes with menstrual disorders. Analyses of the body composition were performed, and the levels of LH, FSH, ...
Bovine herpesvirus glycoprotein D: a review of its structural characteristics and applications in vaccinology
The viral envelope glycoprotein D from bovine herpesviruses 1 and 5 (BoHV-1 and -5), two important pathogens of cattle, is a major component of the virion and plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of herpesviruses. Glycoprotein D is essential for virus penetration into permissive cells and thus is a major target for virus neutralizing antibodies during infection. In view of its role in the ...
Physicochemical characterization and catalytic performance of 10% Ag/CeO2 catalysts prepared by impregnation and deposition–precipitation
Two silver–cerium oxide samples (Ag 10wt.%) were prepared by two different methods: impregnation and deposition–precipitation. The XRD, EPR, XPS, and TPR techniques were used for physicochemical characterization. Catalysts were tested in C3H6, CO, and carbon black oxidation reactions. The impregnated catalyst showed better performance compared to the one prepared by deposition–precipitati...