Call for Entries: Chemical Protection Challenge

Call for Entries: Chemical Protection Challenge The current state of protection from chemical and nerve agents is insufficient and puts emergency services personnel at risk. As a nation we are expecting our emergency services personnel to protect us without full protections for themselves. Throughout the spring of 2014 the Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness (Coalition) conducted discussions with local and state public health, industry, emergency services providers and line personnel. The feedback from these discussions described gaps in protections and policies, including: - products are not close enough to the point of engagement; - outdated monitoring and inventory management; - caching policies are inconsistent with needs for timely care. The Coalition is challenging all interested parties to help us describe the next generation policies, procedures, products and operational plans for the chemical protective system needed to protect the United States and its protectors in emergency services. SUBMIT AN ENTRY! Enter your proposal in Chemical Protection Challenge. The Challenge will award $5,000 for the best ideas. Deadline to submit: July 10, 2014. Visit the Coalition website at www.emergencyservicescoalition.org, for details.
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Abstract Treatment of pilon fractures remains challenging due to the difficulty of fracture reduction and associated soft tissue complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pitfalls and strategies of posterior column reduction in the treatment of complex tibial pilon fractures (AO/OTA 43-C3). Thirteen AO/OTA classification 43-C3 type pilon fractures treated between January 2013 and January 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Nine cases were treated by external fixation within 26 hours (range, 6-56 hours) after injury. The definitive open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) was performed after the w...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical JournalAuthor(s): María Esperanza Adrover, Marisa Pedernera, Magali Bonne, Bénédicte Lebeau, Verónica Bucalá, Loreana GalloAbstractAlbendazole (ABZ, anti-parasitic active pharmaceutical ingredient) is a crystalline low water-soluble drug, thus the dissolution rate in gastrointestinal fluids is limited. Consequently, the improvement of the water solubility and dissolution rate of ABZ implies a great challenge for a more efficient treatment of hydatidosis. In this context, SBA-15 and SBA-16 ordered mesoporous si...
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsCeramic firing affected the marginal gap; however, all Co-Cr frameworks had a marginal gap lower than 120 μm, which is reported to be a clinically acceptable limit. Most of the specimens (80%) had a metal-ceramic bond strength value higher than the 25-MPa ISO 9693 requirement. Five of 28 dental laboratory technicians were not able to comply with ceramic firing instructions.
Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 107Author(s): Fatma Öztürk Küp, Seval Çoşkunçay, Fatih DumanAbstractBiosynthesis of metal nanoparticles is expected as a cost efficient and ecofriendly option in the research study. Therefore, the aqueous extracts made from leaf of Aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) were used as the reducing factors to synthesize silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and their antioxidant, antibacterial and the application of resveratrol combined AgNPs as efficient delivery vehicles have also been evaluated. The biosynthesized AgNP...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: AAuthor(s): A. Babutskyi, M. Mohin, A. Chrysanthou, Y. Xu, A. LewisAbstractThe effects of electropulsing on the fatigue resistance of aluminium alloy 2014-T6 were studied in relation to electric current amplitude, pulse duration, and number of repetitions. Utilising the Taguchi method, the present study identified the current amplitude and the duration of the electropulsing as the two critical treatment parameters for improved fatigue resistance. A 97% fatigue life improvement was achieved under the electropulsing conditions that ...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: A - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Materials LettersAuthor(s): Li-Jun He, Jian-Chao Hao, Lin Dai, Rong-Chang Zeng, Shuo-Qi LiAbstractTo reduce the bacteria-associated infection for the Ti implant, an antibacterial coating composed of gentamicin (GS) and polyacrylic acid (PAA) was constructed using layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly technique. The surface morphology and chemical composition of the obtained multilayers were characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The plate ...
Source: Materials Letters - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 February 2020Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 241Author(s): Sapana Guru, A.K. Bajpai, S.S. AmritphaleAbstractBarium carbonate nanoparticles of rod and bean shaped morphologies were synthesized by microwave irradiation technique and the influence of the surfactants cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB), sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) and Tween 80 having different co-anions were studied on the morphology and size of the as-prepared nanoparticles. The nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) technique, field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy dis...
Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 February 2020Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 241Author(s): D. Bizari, A. Yazdanpanah, F. MoztarzadehAbstractA series of BaO–Fe2O3 bioactive glasses synthesized with the sol-gel technique. In this research, the magnetic properties of prepared bioactive glass were examined to study the potential application of these materials in cancer hyperthermia. To this goal, physical, morphological and, magnetic behavior of synthesized magnetic bioactive glass, were examined. Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray Powder Diffraction, and also Transmission Electron Microscopy used to characterize th...
Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
In this study, we selectively chlorinated ilmenite using a fluidized bed reactor to analyze the porous structure formed after processing the ilmenite ore. The removal rate of iron oxides in ilmenite increased with reaction time. When the experiment was performed for 40 min, approximately 96.5% of the iron oxides were removed. We analyzed samples subjected to the 40 min reaction to investigate the pore microstructure formed during chlorination. Surface observations using scanning electron microscopy revealed that the surface of the chlorinated ilmenite ore formed a porous structure, which differed from the dense surface...
Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Journal of Materials Research and TechnologyAuthor(s): Edi Syafri, Sudirman, Mashadi, Evi Yulianti, Deswita, Mochamad Asrofi, Hairul Abral, S.M. Sapuan, R.A. Ilyas, Ahmad FudholiAbstractIn Indonesia, starch, particularly that obtained from bengkuang (Pachyrhizus erosus), is abundant and inexpensive, thereby increasing the value of bengkuang starch, which can be mixed with bioplastic-based starch. A biocomposite comprising nanocellulose from water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and bengkuang starch was successfully fabricated using the solution casting method. Nano...
Source: Journal of Materials Research and Technology - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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