Elsevier, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Volume 161, March 2020
Effectiveness of multidisciplinary care teams in reducing major amputation rate in adults with diabetes: A systematic review & meta-analysis
Aims: To determine the pooled effectiveness of multidiscipinary care teams (MCTs) in reducing major amputation rates in adults with diabetes. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed, searching databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library, and Clinicaltrials.gov thru October 2018. We included only before-after studies comparing amputation rates before and after the implementation of a MCT for the prevention of major amputation in adults with diabetes. Our primary outcome was relative risk of major amputation.
Elsevier, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 57, March 2020
Automated Topographic Prominence based quantitative assessment of speech timing in Cerebellar Ataxia
Clinical assessment of speech abnormalities in Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) is subjective and prone to intra- and inter-clinician inconsistencies. This paper presents an automated objective method based on a single syllable repetition task to detect and quantify speech-timing anomalies in ataxic speech. Such a technique is non-invasive, reliable, fast, cost-effective and can be used in the comfort of home without any professional assistance.
Elsevier, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 106, 15 March 2020
Elsevier, Global Environmental Change, Volume 60, January 2020
There is widespread belief that meaningful interaction between scientists and practitioners, or co-production, increases use of scientific knowledge about sustainability and environmental change. Although funders are increasingly encouraging co-production, there have been few empirical studies assessing the outcomes of these efforts in shaping knowledge use. In this study, we systematically analyze research project reports (n = 120) and interview project participants (n = 40) funded by the U.S. National Estuarine Research Reserve System from 1998 to 2014 to support coastal management.
United Nations University, November 2019.
Contributing to SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this research prioritized engaging with young people as research partners in order to examine the needs of children exiting violent armed groups.
Elsevier, Neuron, Volume 104, 20 November 2019
Neuropathic pain (NeuP) arises due to injury of the somatosensory nervous system and is both common and disabling, rendering an urgent need for non-addictive, effective new therapies. Given the high evolutionary conservation of pain, investigative approaches from Drosophila mutagenesis to human Mendelian genetics have aided our understanding of the maladaptive plasticity underlying NeuP. Successes include the identification of ion channel variants causing hyper-excitability and the importance of neuro-immune signaling.
Elsevier, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 555, 1 November 2019
Ultrathin magnetic Mg-Al LDH photocatalyst for enhanced CO<inf>2</inf> reduction: Fabrication and mechanism
The two-dimensional (2D) ultrathin Mg-Al layered double hydroxide modified by magnetic Fe3O4 (Fe3O4/Mg-Al LDH) was successfully synthesized via the co-precipitation method. The Fe3O4/Mg-Al LDH not only exhibits superior separation efficiency of charge carriers but also possesses signally enhanced photocatalytic activity for CO2 reduction than Mg-Al LDH. The as-prepared Fe3O4/Mg-Al LDH affords the CO and CH4 generation rate of 442.2 µmol g−1 h−1 and 223.9 µmol g−1 h−1. The enhanced reduction CO2 activity mainly comes from synergetic effect of Fe3O4 and ultrathin Mg-Al LDH.
Elsevier, Journal of Clinical Densitometry, Volume 22, October - December 2019
Executive Summary of the 2019 ISCD Position Development Conference on Monitoring Treatment, DXA Cross-calibration and Least Significant Change, Spinal Cord Injury, Peri-prosthetic and Orthopedic Bone Health, Transgender Medicine, and Pediatrics
To answer important questions in the fields of monitoring with densitometry, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry machine cross-calibration, monitoring, spinal cord injury, periprosthetic and orthopedic bone health, transgender medicine, and pediatric bone health, the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) held a Position Development Conference from March 20 to 23, 2019. Potential topics requiring guidance were solicited from ISCD members in 2017. Following that, a steering committee selected, prioritized, and grouped topics into Task Forces.
Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water and Wastewater - Chapter 5 - Removal of contaminants of emerging concern by FO, RO, and UF membranes in water and wastewater
Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water and Wastewater Advanced Treatment Processes, 2020, Pages 139-176
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 6 by presenting state-of-the-art design and use of adsorbents, membranes, and UV/oxidation processes, along with the challenges that will need to be addressed to close the gap between development and implementation in water/wastewater treatment applications.
Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Volume 36, Issue 4, October 2019, Pages 707-716
This chapter advances goals 5 and 10 by increasing awareness of gender inequality in podiatric medicine.