Assessment of Dialysis Initiation by a Fuzzy Mathematics Equation

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03385902

the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University
Dalian, Liaoning, China, 116011

The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University

Chinese PLA General Hospital

Fudan University

RenJi Hospital

Guangdong General Hospital

Beijing Friendship Hospital

Huashan Hospital

West China Hospital

First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Fuwai Hospital

First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University

The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University

General Hospital of Benxi Iron and Steel CO., LTD.

Dalian Municipal Central Hospital

An Steel Group Hospital

Xijing Hospital

General Hospital of Mining Industry Group Fuxin

affiliated Zhongshan hospital of Dalian university

General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region

Daping Hospital and the Research Institute of Surgery of the Third Military Medical University

General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University

LanZhou University

First Affiliated Hospital Xi’an Jiaotong University

Henan Provincial Hospital

Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital

First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University

Shengjing Hospital

First Hospital of China Medical University

Central hospital affiliated to shenyang medical college

Study Director: Hongli Lin, MD, PhD The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University

Prophylactic Antibiotics Prior to Embryo Transfer (PAPET): RCT

No Intervention: Prophylactic antibiotics

Current standard of care in our practice for a fresh in vitro fertilization cycle is to administer one dose of 1 gram oral azithromycin on day one of the IVF cycle start to both the male and female partner. In cases of same-sex couples, only the female undergoing the embryo transfer receives prophylaxis. This will serve as our control arm entitled: prophylactic antibiotics.

New Year’s Six Continue to set New Bowl Records: Capital One Orange Bowl and PlayStation Fiesta Bowl are Most-Watched, Non-CFP Semifinal Orange and Fiesta Bowl in NY Six Era

  • Orange Bowl: More than 11.7 Million Viewers, up 2% from Last Season’s Epic Orange Bowl and up 31% from Year One of New Year’s Six Era 
  • Fiesta Bowl: Over 10.1 Million Viewers, Surpasses New Year’s Day Ohio State-Notre Dame Fiesta Bowl and up 37% from Inaugural New Year’s Six Year 
  • New Year’s Six: ESPN Now up 47% From Similar First Year Schedule; All Three Games are Most-Watched, Non-CFP Semifinal of Its Respective Game

This season’s New Year’s Six continues to set new individual New Year’s Six era bowl records, as the Capital One Orange Bowl (8 p.m.) and the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (4 p.m.) on Saturday, Dec. 30, were the most-watched non-CFP Semifinal Orange and Fiesta Bowl in the New Year’s Six era based on Nielsen’s Fast Nationals. The new viewership highs for the Orange and Fiesta Bowl come one day following the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic delivering the same record non-CFP Semifinal Cotton Bowl audience.

Nearly 12 Million Viewers Tune into Orange Bowl
The Orange Bowl featuring Wisconsin vs. Miami earned a Nielsen reported 11,727,000 viewers based on Fast Nationals, up 2% from last season’s Orange Bowl, which featured a thrilling Florida State victory over Michigan (Dec. 30, 2016) and up 31% from the 2014 Orange Bowl (Dec. 31, 2014), the first year of the New Year’s Six. The 2015 season’s Orange Bowl was a CFP Semifinal.

Washington-Penn State Fiesta Bowl Outdraws New Year’s Day Ohio State-Notre Dame Fiesta Bowl
The PlayStation Fiesta Bowl between Washington and Penn State earned 10,167,000 viewers, up 4% from the 2015 season, New Year’s Day Fiesta Bowl which featured Notre Dame and Ohio State. The audience for the Nittany Lions’ victory was also up 37% from the 2014 Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 31, 2014).

Orange Bowl and Fiesta Bowl Rank Among Most-Watched Non-CFP Semifinals in New Year’s Six Era
This year’s Orange Bowl is the third most-watched non-CFP Semifinal game of the New Year’s Six era, trailing only the two New Year’s Day Rose Bowl games. The Huskies-Nittany Lions Fiesta Bowl is the fifth most-watched game in the same category:

Most-Watched Non-CFP Semifinal Games of New Year’s Six Era

Rank Viewership Date Matchup Network Game
1 15,740,000 Jan 2, 2017 USC vs. Penn State ESPN Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
2 13,552,000 Jan 1, 2016 Stanford vs. Iowa ESPN Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
3 11,727,000 Dec. 30, 2017 Wisconsin vs. Miami ESPN Capital One Orange Bowl
4 11,461,000 Dec. 30, 2016 Michigan vs. Florida State ESPN Capital One Orange Bowl
5 10,167,000 Dec. 30, 2017 Washington vs. Penn State ESPN PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

All audiences numbers are Nielsen-reported

New Year’s Six Viewership Now up 47%
Now, halfway through the New Year’s Six, ESPN is averaging 10,436,000 viewers a game, up 47% from the inaugural year of the New Year’s Six – the only other year of the system in which the CFP Semifinals were not played within those first three games. In addition to the massive audiences for both the Orange and Fiesta Bowl, the Cotton Bowl delivered a similar impressive audience of 9,468,000 viewers for Ohio State’s lop-sided victory over USC (Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m.)

ESPN’s Coverage of the New Year’s Six Continues New Year’s Day with Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and CFP Semifinals
ESPN’s coverage of the New Year’s Six continues on New Year’s Day with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between No. 7 Auburn and No. 12 UCF (12:30 p.m.), as well as both College Football Playoff Semifinals: The Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual between No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia (5 p.m.) and the Allstate Sugar Bowl featuring No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Alabama (8:45 p.m.). All New Year’s Six games are on televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and broadcast on ESPN Radio.ESPN will cover the CFP Semifinals with the MegaCast production, with complete details here.

New Year’s Day will also feature the Outback Bowl between Michigan and South Carolina (noon, ESPN2) and the Citrus Bowl Presented by Overton’s featuring No. 14 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 LSU (1 p.m., ABC).

Please note: Nielsen reported numbers for all ESPN telecasts reflect TV viewing + Streaming audiences on OTT devices (such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, gaming consoles and smart TVs). This new system has been used since Sept. 26.

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner

Police Respond to Traffic Crash

At just after noon today, James City County Police responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of Richmond Road and Rochambeau Drive at Anderson’s Corner involving a County fire truck. The fire truck was traveling west bound on Richmond Road using lights and sirens responding to a structure fire in the 9500 block of Richmond Road. As the fire truck approached the intersection, it collided with an Atlantic Systems septic truck that was traveling west bound on Richmond Road. 

The driver and passenger in the septic truck were transported by medics to VCU Medical Center in Richmond with serious injuries. The driver and passenger in the fire truck were transported by medics to Riverside Doctor’s Hospital with minor injuries.

Approximately 4,000 of septic waste from the septic truck and water from the fire truck spilled in the area. The intersection will remain closed while the investigation and cleanup take place.

Media Contact:  

Stephanie Williams, Spokesperson

757-592-5618; stephanie.williams@jamescitycountyva.gov

Perrot State Park cancels First Day Hike

Contact(s): Paul Holtan, DNR Office of Communications, 608-235-2126

TREMPEALEAU, Wis. — Due to the cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills predicted for tomorrow, the First Day Hike at Perrot State Park has been cancelled. Join the park for the annual Winter Fest on Saturday, February 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At this time, Willow River State Park and Stower Seven Lakes State Trail have also cancelled, but the other First Day Hikes scheduled around the state are still scheduled to take place. Check the Department of Natural Resources website, Facebook page or Twitter feed for other possible cancellations.

For more information about Perrot State Park, search the Department of Natural Resources website for keyword “Perrot.”

Last Revised: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Coalition Trains, Equips Iraqi Border Guard Force

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Dec. 31, 2017 — The first group of Iraqi Border Guard Force members graduated today from a 12-day program conducted by members of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

The coalition works by, with and through its Iraqi partners to ensure the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and prevent its ability to transit borders, officials said.

Border Guard Training Program

The coalition-enabled training is the first part of an ongoing program to train and equip Iraqi border guards, who will secure Iraq’s borders using new, rapidly deployable, self-contained border guard equipment sets, according to officials.

Enhanced border guard capabilities will improve national security and international commerce and travel, officials said.

“Coalition trainers at Besmayah Training Complex are instructing border guard units in the employment of this new system, which is scheduled for distribution along Iraq’s western border during the coming year,” said Army Col. Brian Ellis, CJTF-OIR director of partner force development. “The training focuses not only on operation of the equipment but also on the tenets of community policing, ethical conduct, human rights, first aid, self-defense and explosive hazard awareness.”

Specialized Equipment

Standardized shipping containers are pre-packaged for efficient transport and setup, and contain essential equipment for border enforcement and security, including two vehicles, defensive barriers, night vision equipment, radios, metal detectors, first aid, checkpoint supplies, a tent and a generator, officials said.

The self-contained border guard equipment program represents a multinational effort, with the U.S. allocating more than $300 million to Iraq’s border security efforts, and with members of Spanish Guardia Civil, or Civil Guard, leading the training, according to officials.

Many other coalition forces will be involved in the delivery of the training and rollout of the program throughout the year, officials said. The Iraqi Border Guard Force will control cross-border movement and prevent the passage of terrorists across borders.

Following the liberation of ISIS-occupied areas in Iraq, the coalition is working with Iraqi security forces “to ensure remnants of the terrorist group cannot resurface or enjoy freedom of movement,” Ellis said.

Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing Study

Experimental: Enrollees

Enrollment of healthy and affected subjects to collect samples and data for a pediatric genomic biorepository. Data includes genomic sequencing and resultant molecular diagnostic results, if any.

Genetic: Genomic sequencing and molecular diagnostic results, if any

Samples will be stored in the pediatric genomic biorepository. A subset of samples will undergo genetic/genomic analysis.

Other Names:

  • Pediatric Genetic Biorepository
  • Pediatric Precision Medicine

New Year’s Six: Capital One Orange Bowl and PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Both Post Strong Ratings

  • Orange Bowl up 38% from Inaugural New Year’s Six, Flat with Last Season’s Epic Orange Bowl
  • Fiesta Bowl up 28% from Inaugural New Year’s Six, Keeps Pace with New Year’s Day Fiesta Bowl in Year Two
  • New Year’s Six Off to Robust Start: Up 42% from System’s Similar First Year 

ESPN’s New Year’s Six telecasts continued their strong start on Saturday, Dec. 30, as the ratings for the Capital One Orange Bowl (8 p.m.) and the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (4 p.m.) followed the trend set on Friday, Dec. 29, with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (8:30 p.m.), seeing significant ratings increases from the inaugural Year of the New Year’s Six, which also concluded with the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual and Allstate Sugar Bowl hosting the College Football Playoff Semifinals.

Orange Bowl Continues to Deliver Thrilling Games, High Ratings
The Orange Bowl featuring Wisconsin vs. Miami earned a 6.6 overnight, up 38% from the inaugural New Year’s Six Orange Bowl (2014) and was nearly flat with last season’s Orange Bowl, which featured a down-to-the-wire Florida State victory over Michigan (6.7 overnight). As a result of the back-to-back years of impressive ratings, the 2017 and 2016 Orange Bowls represent the third and fourth highest-rated non-CFP Semifinals of the New Year’s Six era, trailing only the two New Year’s Day Rose Bowls (15 games). For the 2015 season, the Orange Bowl was a CFP Semifinal.

Milwaukee Earns No. 1 Local Market
Milwaukee was the No. 1 local market, earning a 20.6 rating. The complete Top 10:

Rank Overnight Market
1 20.6 Milwaukee
2 19.0 Columbus
3 14.9 Birmingham
4 13.2 Greenville
5 11.8 Jacksonville
6 11.6 New Orleans
7 11.3 Atlanta
8 10.8 Miami
9 10.6 Oklahoma City
  10.6 Tulsa

The PlayStation Fiesta Bowl featuring Washington vs. Penn State (4 p.m.) earned an 5.9 overnight, up 28% also from inaugural New Year’s Six Fiesta Bowl (2014), which was also played at 4 p.m. on a non-CFP Semifinal day (Dec. 31, 2014).  This year’s Fiesta Bowl rating was less than 5% off of the 2015 season’s New Year’s Day Fiesta Bowl featuring Ohio State and Notre Dame (6.2 overnight).  For the 2016 Season, the Fiesta Bowl was a CFP Semifinal.

Columbus Becomes No. 1 Local Market for Second New Year’s Six Game
Columbus was the No. 1 local market for the second consecutive New Year’s Six game, after achieving the same status for the Cotton Bowl. The complete top 10 markets:

Rank Overnight Market
1 16.4 Columbus
2 15.4 Seattle
3 11.4 Birmingham
4 11.0 Dayton
5 10.9 Pittsburgh
6 9.7 Philadelphia
7 9.5 Greenville
8 9.3 New Orleans
  9.3 Jacksonville
  9.3 Cleveland

New Year’s Six Off to Strong Start, up 42% from Inaugural Year of the System
Combined with the Cotton Bowl Classic, through the first three games of this season’s New Year’s Six, ESPN is averaging an 6.1 rating, up 42% from the inaugural year of the New Year’s Six. The inaugural year is the only other year of the system in which the CFP Semifinals were not played within those first three games.

Columbus Sets the Pace among Local Markets for New Year’s Six Games
Through three games, and on the backbone of being the No.1 local market for two of the three games, Columbus is the No. 1 local market for the New Year’s Six. The complete top 10:

Rank Overnight Market
1 26.0 Columbus
2 14.9 Dayton
3 12.9 Birmingham
  12.9 Cleveland
5 10.2 Greenville
6 9.5 Milwaukee
7 9.4 New Orleans
  9.4 Cincinnati
9 9.3 Seattle
10 9.2 Oklahoma City

 

Please note: Nielsen reported numbers for all ESPN telecasts reflect TV viewing + Streaming audiences on OTT devices (such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, gaming consoles and smart TVs). This new system has been used since Sept. 26.

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner

Communication with Angosat-1 restored!

RSC Energia announced officially on December 29, 2017 that they managed to resume communications with recently launched Angosat-1 satellite.

Satellite was launched from Site 45/1 at Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 26,2017 on the top of the Zenit-3F rocket. Communication with satellite was lost shortly after deploying it by Fregat upper stage on 36000 km GEO orbit. Vehicle stopped to send telemetry data and RSC Energia ground control center was not able to evaluate if satellite was deployed or not. Data from radar stations on the ground also did not showed clearly if satellite is on orbit or not.

After three days RSC Energia managed to resume communications with Angosat-1 on Friday December 29.

Satellite reported its good condition and probably within following days it will begun its space journey

Read more => Communication with Angosat-1 restored!

Role of the Posterior Parietal Cortex in the Processing of Sensory Information

Experimental: Healthy arm

posterior parietal cortex (PPC) transitory inactivation

Device: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transitory inactivation of the posterior parietal cortex and measure of sensorimotor integration.

Device: Electrical Muscle Activity (EMG)

Electrodes for the collection of EMG activity will be glued on the skin next to the first interosseus dorsalis muscle, the Abductor digiti minimi, the Extensor carpi radialis and the Abductor pollicis brevis. EMG signals will be stored on computer for off-line analysis using Signal © software (Cambridge Electronic Design, Cambridge, UK)