New Kirkup report criticises regulators for failing to spot care scandal

Regulators and commissioners have been criticised by an independent review after it took four years to identify serious care failings at Liverpool Community Health Trust.
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Conclusion: Both surgical techniques showed improvement in overall spinal alignment; however, no significant difference between these improvements was found in the two groups. PMID: 29927228 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In both machines, increasing kVp and MAR are effective in decreasing the CBCT artifacts in all their magnitude when they are pronounced. Therefore, the professionals should choose one of those options or even both considering the purpose of the CBCT imaging and radiation dose for the patient. PMID: 29916722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Dentomaxillofac Radiol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Radiological screening may be justifiable for transsexual patients with a history of long-standing HRT and special focus should be paid to transsexual patients displaying new neurological symptoms or those already diagnosed with a meningioma. PMID: 29930875 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: While prompt identification and treatment of subdural infratentorial empyemas are crucial for favorable outcomes, their diagnosis in children might be initially missed. This is, in part because they are so rare and in part, because imaging artifacts arising from the complex posterior fossa anatomy may obscure their presence in the computer tomography (CT) scan. Therefore, high level of suspicion is necessary, given the appropriate history and clinical presentation. In children, this is a recent history of protracted otitis media and central nervous system symptomatology-cerebellar or other. PMID: 29930870 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2018 Source:LWT, Volume 97 Author(s): Madhura Janve, Rekha S. Singhal Puffed rice extrudates and rice noodles were chosen as vehicles for fortification of calcium using different salts, viz. calcium carbonate, calcium lysinate and tricalcium phosphate, at equivalent calcium concentration. The physiochemical properties, organoleptic acceptability and calcium bioaccessibility were studied for puffed rice extrudates before and after frying, and for noodles before and after cooking. Calcium fortification decreased the bulk density (from 0.224 to 0.126 g/cm3), expansion index (from 3.21 to 2.93), o...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018 Source:Arabian Journal of Chemistry Author(s): Junyan Kuang, Zipeng Xing, Junwei Yin, Zhenzi Li, Siyu Tan, Meng Li, Jiaojiao Jiang, Qi Zhu, Wei Zhou Ti3+ self-doped rutile/anatase/TiO2(B) mixed-crystal tri-phase heterojunctions photocatalysts are fabricated via hydrothermal approach and mechanochemical process, followed by in-situ solid-state chemical reduction approach. The as-prepared samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction, Raman, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectro...
Source: Arabian Journal of Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study demonstrated PD and CPD could be applied to the fabrication of antibacterial food packaging.
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018 Source:Neuropsychologia Author(s): Ceyda Sayalı, David Badre Cognitive effort is typically aversive, evident in people's tendency to avoid cognitively demanding tasks. The ‘cost of control’ hypothesis suggests that engagement of cognitive control systems of the brain makes a task costly and the currency of that cost is a reduction in anticipated rewards. However, prior studies have relied on binary hard versus easy task subtractions to manipulate cognitive effort and so have not tested this hypothesis in “dose-response” fashion. In a sample of 50 par...
Source: Neuropsychologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018 Source:Thermochimica Acta Author(s): Chenyang Zhou, Cuiping Guo, Changrong Li, Zhenmin Du The Ni–Ta system was experimentally determined and thermodynamically optimized in the present work. In experimental work, 12 as-cast and 12 annealed alloys were measured using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques, and 5 crucial annealed alloys were determined using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) method. It was found that Ni8Ta did not exist in both as-cast and annealed samples, and...
Source: Thermochimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018 Source:Thermochimica Acta Author(s): Wilhan Donizete Gonçalves Nunes, José Augusto Teixeira, Bruno Ekawa, André Luiz Carneiro Soares do Nascimento, Massao Ionashiro, Flávio Caires Solid-state M(IN)2·nH2O complexes, where M stands for bivalent transition metals (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu and Zn), IN is isonicotinate and n = 0.5 to 4.0 H2O, were synthesized. Characterization and thermal behavior of the compounds were performed employing elemental analysis (EA), complexometric titration with EDTA, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), infrared spectroscop...
Source: Thermochimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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