Ephriam Tierney

  • The importance of treatment individualization in mental health and neurological diseases is reflected by more than 20 years of research on the use of pharmacogenetics to guide treatment selection, as well as by different attempts to develop prediction algorithms for treatment efficacy on the basis of readily available patient and disease…[Read more]

  • When filtered, the solid–liquid phase of suspension moves toward the surface of the filter medium under the effects of gravity, stress (suction caused by vacuum), and shear force caused by liquid phase viscosity. The particles settling in moving fluid are affected by pressure, resistance, buoyancy, drag, and acceleration force of fluid. Under the…[Read more]

  • Fig. 3. (a) Field emission current as a function of the applied voltage from the CNTs film grown on the SUS substrate. The inset (a) shows the Fowler–Nordheim (F–N) plot of ln (I/V2) vs. 1/V for the I–V curves. (b) Operation performance characteristics in terms of the stability of the emission current with the passage of time.Figure…[Read more]

  • For the purposes of this review, study design parameters were divided into core, supplemental, and contextual parameters. Core parameters are those that must be provided to calculate a valid IMA measurement. Supplemental parameters help to refine the accuracy of the measurement, and contextual parameters are those factors that may influence the…[Read more]

  • XRD measurements were used to analysis the variations of the structural properties of the InN films grown under different growth temperatures. As shown in Fig. 1(a), all of the samples displayed only two diffraction peaks corresponding to the InN (0002) and (0004) diffractions except for the Al2O3 (0006) reflection, which indicated the as-grown…[Read more]

  • The AZD8931 process schematics are shown in figure (a) (b) (c), and the compression chamber is indicated by the cross-hatched areas. This process begins when the working chamber is closed and its volumes begin to decrease, as shown in figure (a); then gas pressure and temperature increase with the reduction of volumes of compression chamber. The…[Read more]

  • 6. ConclusionsThe vacuum systems of the HIMM cancer therapy facility, the first of its kind in China, relies on the use of Sputter ion and NEG combination pumps to achieve the target pressure. This pumping solution has been selected as it ensures large pumping speed in a compact package which can match the severe space limitation due to the…[Read more]

  • The research on benefit/risk heuristics, personality traits, and risk attitudes has been predominantly carried out among laypersons; experts have rarely been included in these studies primarily because of the assumption that given their expertise they consider only objective data when making judgments of risk and are not influenced by other…[Read more]

  • Eight wood species, representing softwood and hardwood: Norway spruce (Picea abies), Silver fir (Abies alba), European larch (Larix decidua), European beech (Fagus silvatica), oak (Quercus sp.), European ash (Fraxinus excelsior), Wild cherry (Prunus avium) and Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) were used as experimental samples. Five small blocks…[Read more]

  • In line with the literature, the risk of reinfection was associated with behavioral factors such as smoking, the long-term (five years or longer) use of oral contraceptives, multiparity (for females), the overall number of sexual partners, and a history of other sexually transmitted diseases such as protease inhibitors trachomatis, herpes…[Read more]

  • The correlation between the zirconia content and the efficiency of substitutional N incorporation was noticed. It was supposed that the distortion of Ті4+О2 lattice with the advent of Ti3+ states occurred due to the larger radius of zirconium ions (RZr4+ = 0.720 Å as compared to RTi4+ = 0.650 Å). The relative high stability of Ti3+ states was as…[Read more]

  • 3. ResultsFig. 1. XRD pattern of a sintered CeO2 target with reflections corresponding to cubic structure.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (134 K)Download as PowerPoint slideFig. 2. XRD pattern of a sintered Gd2O3 target showing monoclinic phase.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (257…[Read more]

  • Fig. 1. Good classifiers and bad classifiers. Reprinted with permission of Robert Schapire [9].Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideFigure 2 illustrates how classification algorithms can be used to form predictions. In this simple example, we have a collection of characters from Batman. Some of these characters are…[Read more]

  • There are two possible explanations for the failure of generic preference-based measures in some conditions. The first is that the range or number of descriptions of levels on each dimension of health is not sufficient to capture small changes within that area of health. The second is that descriptive systems may exclude an important dimension of…[Read more]

  • Number of Patients Who Benefit from the DecisionThe number of patients in the country who can potentially benefit from a well-informed decision after each stage multiplied by the gain per patient gives the overall gain of continuation of the registry. Ni, the deterministic (observed) total number of patients at the end of year i, is calculated as…[Read more]

  • On the basis of the time taken to complete health state valuations during the prepilot testing, each respondent valued six health states. Consistent with the approach taken in previous studies [2]; [17]; [18]; [20]; [21]; [33] ;  [34], all respondents valued the pits state. The remaining 168 states were assigned to five severity groups on the…[Read more]

  • Fig. 6. X-ray patterns of the Vanadis 6 steel austenitized at various temperatures, quenched and no-SZT/SZT.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (633 K)Download as PowerPoint slide3.3. Identification of small globular carbidesIdentification of the small globular carbides (SGCs) was found to be impossible by X-ray…[Read more]

  • Fig. 1. (a) The structure diagram of Cu/X/n+Si (X = HfO2, HfO2:Cu, AHfO2:Cu) cell. (b) The XRD patterns of three films. The SEM surface images of (c) HfO2 and (d) HfO2:Cu films. The inset of (d) shows the SEM surface image of AHfO2:Cu film.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (793 K)Download as PowerPoint slide3.…[Read more]

  • Fig. 10. Atomic structures of a-IXO, X = Zn, Ga, Sn, or Cd, highlighting the X–O bonds and XO polyhedra only. Small spheres represent oxygen atoms, and large spheres that are not connected with oxygen atoms represent In atoms.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (584 K)Download as PowerPoint slide4. ConclusionsThe…[Read more]

  • More recently, with the focus on patient-centered care, the complexity has increased in these systems. The Institute of Medicine’s seminal report, “Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century,” highlights patient-centered care as a necessary component of good practice, emphasizing the importance of continuous health…[Read more]

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