Preparing Health Professions Volunteers to Serve Globally

ABSTRACT: Scant literature exists to describe the global health and collaboration competence of international healthcare professional volunteers. An educational program to prepare volunteers for short-term service in resource-poor settings was developed. Pre- and post- program competence and team collaboration levels were assessed in 18 healthcare professionals. A significant improvement (p
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Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Congcong Sun, Xuefeng Wu, Xiaoju Chen, Xingjiang Li, Zhi Zheng, Suwei JiangAbstractOkara dietary fiber was prepared by liquid fermentation with Monascus anka (M. anka). Infrared spectra results indicated that there were more oligosaccharides because of the hydrogen bond cleavage of the polysaccharides in okara Monascus dietary fiber (OMDF). Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray analyses showed that the structures of OMDF were altered as compared to that of the control. The UV-visible spectrum of the M. anka seed broth (MSB) contained three ...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Physics of the Earth and Planetary InteriorsAuthor(s): Timothy Officer, Richard A. SeccoAbstractAt transition zone depths in subduction zones, deep-focus earthquakes (300–690 km depth) are thought to be associated with faulting that arises from phase transformations. In order to test the viability of this mechanism experimentally, an investigation was conducted on fayalite at high pressure, P, and high temperature, T, under deviatoric stress in order to initiate transformational faulting. Experiments were performed in a 3000-ton multi-anvil press using an 18...
Source: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: MethodsAuthor(s): Martina Sollini, Luca Cozzi, Gaia Ninatti, Lidija Antunovic, Lara Cavinato, Arturo Chiti, Margarita KirienkoAbstractThe aim of the present review was to assess the current status of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) radiomics research in breast cancer, and in particular to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the published papers in order to identify challenges and suggest possible solutions and future research directions. Various combinations of the terms “breast”, “radiomic”, “PET”, &...
Source: Methods - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Micron, Volume 131Author(s): Samuel R. Greenfield, Scott W. Tighe, Yu Bai, David S. Goerlitz, Michele Von Turkovich, Douglas J. Taatjes, Julie A. Dragon, Sarah Stewart JohnsonAbstractThe extremely cold and arid conditions of Antarctica make it uniquely positioned to investigate fundamental questions regarding the persistence of life in extreme environments. Within the McMurdo Dry Valleys and surrounding mountain ranges are multiple ancient relict lakes, paleolakes, with lacustrine deposits spanning from thousands to millions of years in age. Here we present data from light microscopy, sc...
Source: Micron - Category: Biology Source Type: research
In this study, strategies for measuring thermodynamic quantities such as heat capacity, transformation enthalpy and entropy, and Gibbs free energy for stable and metastable phases are evaluated based on this system. The transformation enthalpies between phases are determined via differential scanning calorimetry (DSC); the corresponding heat capacities are measured via stochastic temperature-modulated DSC (TOPEM); and the equilibrium melting temperatures of metastable phases, only detectable at high rates, are determined via fast DSC (FDSC). Whereas the slow heating rate of conventional DSC limits the characterization of m...
Source: Thermochimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: Polymer TestingAuthor(s): Sylwia M. Krzemińska, Aleksandra A. Smejda-Krzewicka, Andrzej Leniart, Ludwika Lipińska, Michał WoluntarskiAbstractThis paper investigates the effects of crosslinking methods on the incorporation of graphene oxide (GO) in carboxylated nitrile butadiene rubber (XNBR) in the process of producing nanocomposites for chemical-resistant protective clothing and gloves. The novel aspect of the study is a comprehensive approach involving both unmodified GO as well as GO that was carboxylated to increase its affinity to XNBR and to facilitate its ...
Source: Polymer Testing - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
This study is focused on multiscale characterization and constitutive parameters identification of selectively laser sintered PA12 specimens. The process parameters and change in crystallinity due to 3D printing were identified via differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Tension, compression, shear, flexural and fracture tests performed on samples fabricated, both in 0° and 90° directions reveal that the tensile toughness of samples printed in 0° orientation, outperform samples printed in 90° orientation by an average of 24%. Cryogenically fractured samples were analyzed via SEM and micro-computed tomograp...
Source: Polymer Testing - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2020Source: Microchemical Journal, Volume 154Author(s): Hamed Sahebi, Elaheh Konoz, Ali Ezabadi, Ali Niazi, Seyyed Hamid AhmadiAbstractAs a highly efficient adsorbent, the DABCO-based ionic liquid modified Fe3O4 nanoparticles ([DABCO–C3OH]Cl@MNPs) has been successfully synthesized for the first time. The structure of nanoparticles was characterized by Field emission-scanning electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, vibrating sample magnetometer, and Zeta potential analysis. The modified magnetic nanoparticles were applied ...
Source: Microchemical Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: ChemistryAuthor(s): Yugan He, Qi Yan, Xuefei Liu, Menglong Dong, Junjiao YangABSTRACTThe surface-fluorinated TiO2 crystal dominated with high energy {001} facets was synthesized by using hydrofluoric acid as capping agent which plays an exceedingly important role in controllable synthesis of 3D flower-like microstructures by self-assembling ultrathin nanosheets. The evolution of introduced fluoride species on the surface of TiO2 was studied when annealing temperature was continuously elevated in air atmosphere. X-ray dif...
Source: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Mohammad Javad Akbarzadeh, Saeedeh Hashemian, Nader MokhtarianAbstractZeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) are a subclass of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). In this work, the nickel titanate (NiTiO3) nanoparticles and ZIF based nickel titanate (ZIF@NiTiO3) were prepared by sol-gel method and were characterized by powder X-Ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and BET(Brunauer-Emmett-Teller) methods. The N...
Source: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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