Development of a Safe Syringe Disposal System Moving towards Automated Syringe Data Collection.

Conclusions: The ANDY can be used to track the syringe used for each patient. The barcode can be read while the syringe rotates in the main body of the ANDY with a built-in omnidirectional scanner. Collection of information during syringe disposal can facilitate stock management. This system could also be extended to other types of consumable medical devices, although it would still be a challenge to differentiate each medical device. PMID: 30788181 [PubMed]
Source: Healthcare Informatics Research - Category: Information Technology Tags: Healthc Inform Res Source Type: research

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ConclusionsDentists, dental students, and laypersons decreased their ratings with increased inclination of the occlusal plane; however, laypersons still graded all the 2D and 3D images as esthetically pleasant, giving consistently higher ratings than the dentists and dental students. Overall, 3D simulations obtained higher ratings than 2D images, but the positive effect decreased for the student observers and decreased even further for laypersons.
Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2019Source: Practical Radiation OncologyAuthor(s): Robert A. Scranton, Saeed Sadrameli, Edward Brian Butler, Andrew Farach, Hui-Chuan Wang, Bin S. Teh, Ivo W. Tremont-Lukats, Steve H. Fung, Paolo Zanotti-Fregonara, Robert C. RostomilyAbstractStereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or radiotherapy (SRT) is commonly used to treat brain metastasis (BM). While effective in achieving tumor control, a significant number of BM patients exhibit lesion growth on follow-up MR imaging after SRS which cannot reliably distinguish between tumor growth, radiation necrosis (RN) or a mixture of both. ...
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and NanostructuresAuthor(s): M. Chitra, G. Mangamma, K. Uthayarani, N. Neelakandeswari, E.K. GirijaAbstractIn the present work, individual zinc oxide (ZnO), tin oxide (SnO2) and vanadium oxide (V2O5), their binary and ternary combinations were prepared via hydrothermal route. The structure and the morphology of all the samples were characterised using X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM) and Raman spectroscopic tools. UV-Visible spectroscopic analysis was recorded for all the samples. ...
Source: Physica E: Low dimensional Systems and Nanostructures - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials InternationalAuthor(s): Zeyu Bian, Yingtao Liu, Shihan Dai, Zhe Chen, Mingliang Wang, Dong Chen, Haowei WangAbstractMechanical properties of Al–Fe–Ni eutectic alloys have been investigated based on the nominal mass fraction of eutectic phase, and the added Fe/Ni mass ratio. The X-Ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy and transmission electron microscope have been used to identify phase composition, characterize microstructure and crystal structure of Al9FeNi phase...
Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials International - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): Kavita A. Deshmukh, Pranjali Khajanji, Swamini Chopra, Abhay Deshmukh, D.R. PeshweAbstractOne of the key requirements in semi-crystalline polyester based polymers is to understand the mechanisms to achieve the level of control on crystallization rate and nucleation efficiency; which is one of the challenges in crystallization kinetics. Thus, in present study the thin films of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) with addition of micro-graphite were prepared via solution method and significant changes observed in the structural, mec...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
In this study, optimum homogeneous dispersion of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in titanium oxide were examined using two different dispersion techniques with the aim of determining the milling parameters of the dispersion. The techniques were based on dry milling using high energy ball milling (HEBM) and ultrasonication probe/tip method assisted with HEBM (uHEBM). The HEBM technique was conducted at a milling speed of 100 rpm for 6 and 9 h and uHEBM method was ultrasonicated for 15 min and additional 5 min stirring time using a magnetic stirrer to homogenously mix MWCNT/TiO2 then slurry was milled at same par...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): Ambily Krishnan, Dharsana Vidyadharan, Sindhu Swaminathan, Pradeesh KannanAbstractCopper Zinc Tin Sulphide (Cu2ZnSnS4/CZTS) thin films were deposited on fluorine/indium doped tin oxide (FTO/ITO) coated glass substrates by one step electrodeposition method followed by annealing in nitrogen gas carrying sulphur vapors for 15 min. Formation of pure Cu2ZnSnS4 phase was confirmed by X-Ray Diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Surface morphology of the films was analyzed using field emission scanning electron microscopy. Optical meas...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
This study quantitatively describes the mutual contributions of microporosity and loading conditions (i.e. strain rate and stress amplitude) on the fatigue properties of low-pressure die-cast A356 alloy, in terms of the defect susceptibility coefficient of fatigue life to microporosity variation under various loading conditions. A fatigue test is conducted in high-cycle axial fatigue mode with a variation of strain rate, applying different loading frequencies (0.3–30 Hz) in a stress ratio of R = - 1.0. Computational topography (CT) analysis and scanning-electron microscope (SEM) fractographic observations were ...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: A - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: AAuthor(s): Tao Gao, Hongqian Xue, Zhidan Sun, Delphine RetraintAbstractTC11 alpha-beta titanium alloy (Ti-6.5Al-3.5Mo-1.5Zr-0.3Si) is widely used in the construction of aero-engine components. In service, these components are subjected to cyclic loading due to vibrations. This work aims to assess the fatigue properties of a TC11 alloy and to reveal the effect of silicide precipitates and α2 phase (Ti3Al) on fatigue behavior including failure mechanism in very high cycle fatigue (VHCF) regime. For this purpose, tension-compre...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: A - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Materials Chemistry and PhysicsAuthor(s): A.I. Mtz-Enriquez, C. Gomez-Solis, A.I. Oliva, A. Zakhidov, P. Martinez, C.R. Garcia, A. Herrera-Ramirez, J. OlivaAbstractThis work reports the electrochemical properties of graphene supercapacitors that employ flexible graphene electrodes (FGEs) coated by V2O5 (VOx) or carbon nanotubes (CNTs)/VOx layers. According to scanning electron microscopy images, the morphology of VOx consists in micro-ribbons with lengths of 20–45 μm and widths from 5 to 12 μm. The CNTs form interconnected long fibers, which were fun...
Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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