Psychometric properties of the rehabilitation treatment beliefs questionnaire for psychosomatic rehabilitationAnne Nau, Gloria Metzner, Rieka von der Warth, Matthias Sehlbrede, Jürgen Bengel, Matthias Rudolph & Manuela Glattacker
Treatment beliefs play a crucial role for patient satisfaction and the treatment outcome in psychosomatic rehabilitation. The aim of this study was the development and the psychometric evaluation of an indication-specific questionnaire of beliefs about psychosomatic rehabilitation. The study was conducted at a psychosomatic rehabilitation clinic. The primary item list comprised k = 125 items. After a descriptive item analysis, we conducted an exploratory factor analysis. Furthermore, we tested reliability via McDonald’s Omega and construct...
Additional file 1 of Water extract from artichoke ameliorates high-fat diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in ratsAihua Deng, Fengying Liu, Xuchong Tang, Yun Wang, Peng Xie, Qifu Yang & Bing Xiao
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Abstract Background Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation is a process involving remodeling of venous arm of the AVFs. It is a challenge to balance adaptive AVF remodeling and neointima formation. In this study we temporally controlled Notch activation to promote AVF maturation while avoiding neointima formation. Methods Temporal Notch activation was controlled by regulating the expression of Notch transcription factor, RBP-Jκ, or dnMAML1 (dominant negative MAML2) in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). AVF mouse model was...
This data set is several three-component seismic data observed in Huainan Deep Underground Lab, including several small to moderate earthquakes and microseisms. All the data are recorded by CMG-40TDE broadband seismometers, and has been preprocessed by removing the linear trend and mean, removing instrument response and filtering.
Changes in the direction of the diversity-productivity relationship over fifteen years of stand development in a planted temperate forestTanvir Ahmed Shovon, Stephanie Kang, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen & Charles A Nock
Experiments manipulating diversity in both forests and grasslands have often observed a positive diversity-productivity relationship (DPR) which tends to strengthen during plant community development. This pattern is generally attributed to an increase in niche complementarity or facilitation. Most analyses do not examine species dominance and density, which also change over time. Moreover, how neighbourhood scale interactions among tree species affect the DPR is not well understood. We analysed growth and mortality data from the Simplex...
This surface is the result of a Molecular Dynamics simulation of uni-axial compression of single crystal Au. The initial configuration was an Au cube with side length 100 nm. The x- and y-directions of the simulation cell were parallel to the [-110] and [-1-12] directions of the crystal, respectively. The z-direction was parallel to the  crystal direction. The x- and y-directions were periodic, but the z-direction was free, hence the crystal had free surfaces...
MCD surface topography measured using TEM, AFM, and Stylus Profilometry
unpolished UNCD film on silicon wafer Substrate Manufacturer : Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.
unpolished UNCD film on silicon wafer Substrate Manufacturer : Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.
This surface contains a self-affine topography that has been scanned with a spherical virtual probe of radius 40 nm. The probe was lowered normal to the surface on each point of the reference topography (that is also included here) and the center of the probe was taken as the "measured" value of the topography. The reference topography has a Hurst exponent of 0.8 and was generated with a Fourier-filtering algorithm. This surface was used to...
Substrate material – Unpolished Ultrananocrystalline Diamond. Substrate Manufacturer – Advanced Diamond Technologies Inc.
When data arrive in a sequence of two or more datasets, modeling on the most recent dataset should take previous datasets into account. We specifically investigate a strategy for regression modeling when parameter estimates from previous data can be used as anchoring points, yet may not be available for all parameters, thus, covariance information cannot be reused. A procedure that updates through targeted penalized estimation, which shrinks the estimator toward a nonzero value, is presented....
In Germany, travelling is taken for granted without question. However, it is predominantly practiced by privileged people. This paper discusses climate conscious travelling and unfolds the associated privileges by reconstructing strategies of legitimizing travel practices. Moreover, "flight shame" is discussed as a strategy to reconstruct moral standards of privileges. The empirical basis is provided through discussions with six groups of middle-class people in rural towns as well as urban cities in southern Germany who differ...
Geosciences only play a minor role in today’s German and Austrian school curricula, although being strongly related to important topics such as climate change and sustainability of resources. The Mineralogical Science Kit (Mineralogischer Lehrkoffer ‘mileko’) aims at bringing back geoscientific and mineralogical contents into STEAM-fields (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) by linking mineralogy to regular teaching subjects. In 5 different modules pupils can not only discover the world of rocks and minerals but also get...
Climate change is impacting virtually all marine life. Adaptation strategies will require a robust understanding of the risk to species and ecosystems and how those propagate to human societies. We develop a unified and spatially explicit index to comprehensively evaluate the climate risks to marine life. Under high emissions (SSP5-8.5), almost 90% of ~25,000 species are at high or critical risk, with species at risk across 85% of their native distributions. One-tenth of the ocean...
Deep hydrochemical profile through the Alps – solute acquisition during distinct water-rock-interaction along the Sedrun section of the Gotthard Base TunnelIngrid Stober & Kurt Bucher
During drilling of the Gotthard Base Tunnel through the Central Alps the exposed fractured rocks and the frequent water inflows provided a deep insight into regional hydrogeological processes in orogenic crystalline basements. Here we report data from the 10 km long central Sedrun section. 211 water samples were collected from frequent inflow points at 900 to 2350 m below the surface. The singular samples and data provide a comprehension of the deep hydrochemical cross-section through...
Patterns of livestock depredation by snow leopards and effects of intervention strategies: lessons from the Nepalese HimalayaMarc Filla, Rinzin Phunjok Lama, Tim Filla, Marco Heurich, Niko Balkenhol, Matthias Waltert & Igor Khorozyan
Context. Large carnivores are increasingly threatened by anthropogenic activities, and their protection is among the main goals of biodiversity conservation. The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) inhabits high-mountain landscapes where livestock depredation drives it into conflicts with local people and poses an obstacle for its conservation. Aims. The aim of this study was to identify the livestock groups most vulnerable to depredation, target them in implementation of practical interventions, and assess the effectiveness of intervention strategies...
Species are the fundamental units of life and evolution. Their recognition is essential for science and society. Molecular methods have been increasingly employed for the identification of animal species, despite several challenges. Here, we explore with genomic data from nine animal lineages a set of nuclear markers, namely metazoan-level universal single-copy orthologs (metazoan USCOs), for their use in species delimitation. Our data sets include arthropods and vertebrates. We use various data assembly strategies and employ...
The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) provides a framework for the collation of a set of consistent, multi-sector, multi-scale climate-impact simulations, based on scientifically and politically relevant historical and future scenarios. This framework serves as a basis for robust projections of climate impacts, as well as facilitating model evaluation and improvement, allowing for advanced estimates of the biophysical and socio-economic impacts of climate change at different levels of global warming. It also provides a...
Trends in Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization in British Columbia: Descriptive Analysis of Population-Based Linked Administrative Data from 2008 to 2018Jackson P. Loyal, M. Ruth Lavergne, Mehdi Shirmaleki, Benedikt Fischer, Ridhwana Kaoser, Jack Makolewksi & Will Small
IntroductionInvoluntary psychiatric hospitalization occurs when someone with a serious mental disorder requires treatment without their consent. Trends vary globally, and currently, there is limited data on involuntary hospitalization in Canada. We examine involuntary hospitalization trends in British Columbia, Canada, and describe the social and clinical characteristics of people ages 15 and older who were involuntarily hospitalized between 2008/2009 and 2017/2018.MethodWe used population-based linked administrative data to examine and compare trends in involuntary and voluntary hospitalizations...
sj-docx-1-tag-10.1177_17562848221100106 – Supplemental material for Impact of NAFLD on clinical outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma treated with sorafenib: an international cohort studyJessica Howell, Amit Samani, Binish Mannan, Saur Hajiev, Leila Motedayen Aval, Rebecca Abdelmalak, Vincent C. Tam, Dominik Bettinger, Robert Thimme, Tamar H. Taddei, David E. Kaplan, Max Seidensticker & Rohini Sharma
Supplemental material, sj-docx-1-tag-10.1177_17562848221100106 for Impact of NAFLD on clinical outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma treated with sorafenib: an international cohort study by Jessica Howell, Amit Samani, Binish Mannan, Saur Hajiev, Leila Motedayen Aval, Rebecca Abdelmalak, Vincent C. Tam, Dominik Bettinger, Robert Thimme, Tamar H. Taddei, David E. Kaplan, Max Seidensticker and Rohini Sharma in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Impact of NAFLD on clinical outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma treated with sorafenib: an international cohort studyJessica Howell, Amit Samani, Binish Mannan, Saur Hajiev, Leila Motedayen Aval, Rebecca Abdelmalak, Vincent C. Tam, Dominik Bettinger, Robert Thimme, Tamar H. Taddei, David E. Kaplan, Max Seidensticker & Rohini Sharma
Background:The impact of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on overall survival (OS), treatment response and toxicity in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with sorafenib is unknown. We examined the impact of NAFLD on survival and toxicity in an international cohort of patients receiving sorafenib.Methods:Clinical and demographic data were collected from patients consecutively treated at specialist centres in Europe and North America. The impact of NAFLD on OS, sorafenib-specific survival and toxicity compared with other...
Additional file 3 of COVID-19 vaccine update: vaccine effectiveness, SARS-CoV-2 variants, boosters, adverse effects, and immune correlates of protectionWei-Yu Chi, Yen-Der Li, Hsin-Che Huang, Timothy En Haw Chan, Sih-Yao Chow, Jun-Han Su, Louise Ferrall, Chien-Fu Hung & T.-C. Wu
Additional file 3: Table S3. Vaccine booster effectiveness against viral variants. Studies of vaccine booster effectiveness against viral variants. Related to Table 2.
Additional file 4 of COVID-19 vaccine update: vaccine effectiveness, SARS-CoV-2 variants, boosters, adverse effects, and immune correlates of protectionWei-Yu Chi, Yen-Der Li, Hsin-Che Huang, Timothy En Haw Chan, Sih-Yao Chow, Jun-Han Su, Louise Ferrall, Chien-Fu Hung & T.-C. Wu
Additional file 4: Table S4. Heterologous booster lab data. Studies of heterologous vaccine boosters and their immunogenicity. Related to Table 3.
Additional file 1 of Humor in radiological breast cancer screening: a way of improving patient service?Elisabeth Sartoretti, Thomas Sartoretti, Dow Mu Koh, Sabine Sartoretti-Schefer, Sebastian Kos, Romana Goette, Ricardo Donners, Robyn Benz, Johannes M. Froehlich, Simon Matoori, Peter Dubsky, Tino Plümecke, Rosemarie Forstner, Willibald Ruch, Matthias Meissnitzer, Klaus Hergan, Selina Largiader & Andreas Gutzeit
Additional file 1: Figure S1. Standard Business Card: This is the standard business card, which was distributed to participants in the non-humor group. This card is used in all departments of the hospital.
University of Freiburg144
University Medical Center Freiburg53
German Cancer Research Center34
Cluster of Excellence livMatS, Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies, University of Freiburg, Georges-Köhler-Allee 105, 79110 Freiburg, Germany28
Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Georges-Köhler-Allee 103, 79110 Freiburg, Germany28
Shanghai Jiao Tong University17
Anhui Medical University17
Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu University15
First Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu Medical College15