1% vs 46.1%, P=.008) and a 3.1% decrease in patient-days with glucose concentrations above 299 mg/dL (16.9% vs 13.8%, P=.023). The percentage of patient-days with glucose concentrations less than or equal to 50 mg/dL was not significantly different (0.95% vs 1.27%, P=.15). Compliance with the American Diabetes Association recommendation for hemoglobin A(lc) inpatient testing
frequency increased from 37.3% to 64.5% (P<.001). The length of stay did not differ between the groups.\n\nConclusions: Implementation of a hospital-wide, CPOE-based, hyperglycemia management protocol had a favorable impact on glucose targets, decreasing excessively high glucose levels without increasing clinically meaningful hypoglycemic events. Compliance Selleckchem LY294002 with hemoglobin Air testing recommendations also improved. (Endocr Pract. 2010;16:389-397)”
“We demonstrate the self-assembly of highly dispersed NiO nanoparticles embedded in lignin-derived selleck kinase inhibitor mesoporous carbon (MPC) frameworks. Self-assembly is induced by evaporation of the solvent from a mixture of metal-containing liquid crystalline mesophases of lignin-derived polymers and transition metal nitrate hydrate, which yielded [email protected] nanostructures at 600 degrees C under a
N-2 atmosphere. The microstructure and morphology of the [email protected] are characterized by XRD, TEM and BET. The results show that the NiO nanoparticles are highly dispersed in a mesoporous carbon matrix. The [email protected] composites show metal oxide contents in the range 49-79 wt%, high surface areas Alvespimycin mw (503-802 m(2) g(-1)), uniform
pore sizes (approximate to 3.7 nm), various porous distributions and large pore volumes (0.46-0.68 cm(3) g(-1)). Electrochemical studies were carried out by measurement of cyclic voltammetry (CV) and charge-discharge tests. The results demonstrate that the [email protected] composites have high specific capacitance (880.2 F g(-1) at a current density of 1.0 A g(-1)) and display good retention. 90.9% of the specific capacitance is retained when the current density changes from 1 A g(-1) to 10 A g(-1) in the charge-discharge tests and 93.7% of the specific capacitance is retained after 1000 charge-discharge cycles. Thus, the [email protected] composites are promising supercapacitor electrode materials.”
“Systematic reviews, which were developed to improve policy-making and clinical decision-making, answer an empirical question based on a minimally biased appraisal of all the relevant empirical studies. A model is presented here for writing systematic reviews of argument-based literature: literature that uses arguments to address conceptual questions, such as whether abortion is morally permissible or whether research participants should be legally entitled to compensation for sustaining research-related injury. Such reviews aim to improve ethically relevant decisions in healthcare, research or policy.