Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between preexisting cerebral abnormalities in patients with acute ischemic stroke upon their functional outcomes.
We recruited 272 patients with first-ever acute ischemic stroke. Cerebral abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging included infarction, silent brain infa...
The Anthropocene Review
Evidence that human societies built on agricultural subsistence have been inherently ecologically unsustainable highlights the value in exploring whether any pre-agricultural subsistence approaches were ecologically sustainable or nearly so. The land management practices of some hunter-gatherer societies have been portrayed as sustainable, even ben...
Project Management Journal
Risk is inherent in construction projects and managed through contingency. Dynamic management of contingency escrow accounts during project execution poses decision-making challenges. Project managers use key performance indicators (KPIs) for contingency release decisions. However, their subjective mental models influence risk perception, exacerbat...
Environmental Health Insights
A limited number of potentially hazardous trace elements were quantified in the aquatic environment near the world’s second largest coal-fired power plant (CFPP) and the coal combustion residual (CCR) disposition sites in Central Taiwan. We postulated that contamination from specific trace elements would be present in the abovementione...
There was significant media coverage of migrant flows in the summer of 2015 and public debate is ongoing. A central issue covered by the media regarded the risks associated with the entrance of refugees in the European Union, thus we decided to analyze the way in which online media covered the violence that involved refugees in the time frame of 1 ...
American Journal of Men's Health
Recent studies indicate that erectile dysfunction (ED) and prostate cancer share common potential risk factors such as chronic inflammation, prostatitis, cigarette smoking, obesity, a high animal fat diet, sedentarism, and depression. There is great interest in knowing if ED is associated with prostate cancer. This study aimed to investigate if men...
Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
Gliomas are the most common primary malignant brain tumor with poor prognosis, characterized by a highly heterogeneous cell population, extensive proliferation, and migration. A lot of molecular mechanisms regulate gliomas development and invasion, including abnormal expression of oncogenes and variation of epigenetic modification. MicroRNAs could ...
International Journal of Aeroacoustics
Local fluctuations in a Mach 1.3 cold jet are tracked to understand the genesis of nearfield directivity and intermittency. A newly developed approach leveraging two synchronized large-eddy simulations is employed to solve the forced Navier–Stokes equations, linearized about the evolving unsteady base flow. The results are summarized by exposing th...
Despite an overall good prognosis, a significant proportion of patients with hormone receptor positive human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative breast cancers develop distant metastases. The metastatic potential of epithelial cells is known to be regulated by tumor-stromal interaction and mediated by epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. H...