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Analog hardware trojan design and detection in OFDM based wireless cryptographic ICs.

PLoS One 2021 29;16(7):e0254903. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Due to Hardware Trojan (HT), trustworthiness of Integrated Circuit (IC) supply chain is a burning issue in Semiconductor Industry nowadays. Over the last decade, extensive research has been carried on HT detection methods for digital circuits. However, the HT issue remains largely unexplored in the domain of Analog Mixed Signal (AMS)/ RF circuit where it is now an appealing target for the attackers. Read More

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Automated content analysis of cultural Diversity Perspectives in Annual Reports (DivPAR): Development, validation, and future research agenda.

Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication, and Culture (ERMeCC).

In this article, we present a digital tool (Diversity Perspectives in Annual Reports [DivPAR]) for automated content analysis of annual reports, designed to identify the presence of three cultural diversity perspectives-the Moral, Market, and Innovation perspectives-based on earlier work by Ely and Thomas (2001). In Study 1, we describe the development and validation of the instrument, through an iterative procedure in which manual annotation of independent subsamples ( = 24, 25) by human coders was compared to the computer coding in subsequent rounds, until sufficient agreement was reached. In Study 2, we illustrate the type of data that the script generates, by analyzing the prevalence of the three perspectives in annual reports of 55 Dutch organizations over a period of 2 decades (1999-2018; = 937). Read More

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Classification of microcalcification clusters in digital breast tomosynthesis using ensemble convolutional neural network.

Biomed Eng Online 2021 Jul 28;20(1):71. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Medical Imaging, Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, China.

Background: The classification of benign and malignant microcalcification clusters (MCs) is an important task for computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images. Influenced by imaging method, DBT has the characteristic of anisotropic resolution, in which the resolution of intra-slice and inter-slice is quite different. In addition, the sharpness of MCs in different slices of DBT is quite different, among which the clearest slice is called focus slice. Read More

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The role of collaborative, multistakeholder partnerships in reshaping the health management of patients with noncommunicable diseases during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aging Clin Exp Res 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Viatris, London, UK.

Background: Policies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of noncommunicable (NCD) patients while affecting NCD prevention and risk factor control.

Aims: To discuss how the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic affected the health management of NCD patients, identify which aspects should be carried forward into future NCD management, and propose collaborative efforts among public-private institutions to effectively shape NCD care models.

Methods: The NCD Partnership, a collaboration between Upjohn and the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, held a virtual Advisory Board in July 2020 with multiple stakeholders; healthcare professionals (HCPs), policymakers, researchers, patient and informal carer advocacy groups, patient empowerment organizations, and industry experts. Read More

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Virtual reality and artificial intelligence for 3-dimensional planning of lung segmentectomies.

JTCVS Tech 2021 Jun 16;7:309-321. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: There has been an increasing trend toward pulmonary segmentectomies to treat early-stage lung cancer, small intrapulmonary metastases, and localized benign pathology. A complete preoperative understanding of pulmonary anatomy is essential for accurate surgical planning and case selection. Identifying intersegmental divisions is extremely difficult when performed on computed tomography. Read More

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3D Printing Applications for Radiology: An Overview.

Indian J Radiol Imaging 2021 Jan 1;31(1):10-17. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.

Three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies are part of additive manufacturing processes and are used to manufacture a 3D physical model from a digital computer-aided design model as per the required shape and size. These technologies are now used for advanced radiology applications by providing all information through 3D physical model. It provides innovation in radiology for clinical applications, treatment planning, procedural simulation, medical and patient education. Read More

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January 2021

Use of Digital vs Printed Posters for Teaching and Learning in Pharmacy Education.

Am J Pharm Educ 2021 Jun 19;85(6):8307. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

Mercer University, College of Pharmacy, Atlanta, Georgia.

To characterize student pharmacists' perceptions of the use of posters as a learning tool and their preferences regarding digital posters compared to printed posters for presentation and review. Student pharmacists presented and peer-reviewed posters in a digital format using a tablet and an overhead monitor or in a printed format mounted on a poster board. The perceptions of two cohorts of pharmacy students were characterized by comparing their responses on pre- and post-activity surveys. Read More

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Heart disease prediction using supervised machine learning algorithms: Performance analysis and comparison.

Comput Biol Med 2021 Jul 21;136:104672. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Healthy Ageing Theme, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia; WHO Collaborating Centre on EHealth, UNSW Digital Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia. Electronic address:

Machine learning and data mining-based approaches to prediction and detection of heart disease would be of great clinical utility, but are highly challenging to develop. In most countries there is a lack of cardiovascular expertise and a significant rate of incorrectly diagnosed cases which could be addressed by developing accurate and efficient early-stage heart disease prediction by analytical support of clinical decision-making with digital patient records. This study aimed to identify machine learning classifiers with the highest accuracy for such diagnostic purposes. Read More

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Postgraduate pharmacist development- an evaluation of Jordanian pharmacist experiences to inform and shape an evidence-based professional development policy.

PLoS One 2021 27;16(7):e0255026. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Royal Medical Services, Amman, Jordan.

Building capacity for developing skills as leadership, teamwork, and continuous academic support has become essential for fulfilling a successful pharmacy career. This study aims to assess Jordanian pharmacists' views on professional development, namely: the continuous education infrastructure, strategies and programs for personal development, leadership skills, incentive schemes, drug information resources and digital services. As well as exploring options for better academic support delivered to pharmacists. Read More

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Digital Learning in Speech-Language Pathology, Phoniatrics, and Otolaryngology: Interdisciplinary and Exploratory Analysis of Content, Organizing Structures, and Formats.

JMIR Med Educ 2021 Jul 27;7(3):e27901. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Clinic for Phoniatrics, Pedaudiology & Communication Disorders, University Hospital and Medical Faculty, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.

Background: The digital revolution is rapidly transforming health care and clinical teaching and learning. Relative to other medical fields, the interdisciplinary fields of speech-language pathology (SLP), phoniatrics, and otolaryngology have been slower to take up digital tools for therapeutic, teaching, and learning purposes-a process that was recently expedited by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many current teaching and learning tools have restricted or institution-only access, there are many openly accessible tools that have gone largely unexplored. Read More

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The implementation of digital monitoring services for patients with chronic diseases during the Covid-19 pandemic: A design science approach.

J Med Internet Res 2021 Jul 2. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Service d'Enseignement Thérapeutique pour Maladies Chroniques, Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, CH.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems and disrupting the delivery of healthcare services, in particular for the elderly and those with chronic conditions, who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

Objective: The aim of this project is to support primary healthcare provision with a digital health platform that will allow primary care physicians and nurses to remotely manage the care of patients with chronic diseases or COVID-19 infections.

Methods: The project followed the six steps of the Design Science implementation methodology framework: problem identification and motivation, definition of the objectives aligned with Goal-oriented care, artefact design and development based on Scrum, solution demonstration, evaluation, and communication. Read More

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Positioning digital tracing applications in France's COVID-19 pandemic management.

J Med Internet Res 2021 Mar 31. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

National Health Conference, Paris, FR.

Background: To face the Covid19 pandemic, many European countries have developed a public health strategy with digital contact tracing (DCT) applications improving timely tracking and contact tracing. The France's independent COVID-19 Control and Society Connection Council (CCL) has been established by law in May 2020 to issue advice and recommendations on the national epidemic digital systems.

Objective: We are presenting here the CCL's recommendations, the objective being to increase French DCT's uptake and utility. Read More

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Epidemic mitigation by statistical inference from contact tracing data.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2021 08;118(32)

Statistical Physics of Computation Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Contact tracing is an essential tool to mitigate the impact of a pandemic, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to achieve efficient and scalable contact tracing in real time, digital devices can play an important role. While a lot of attention has been paid to analyzing the privacy and ethical risks of the associated mobile applications, so far much less research has been devoted to optimizing their performance and assessing their impact on the mitigation of the epidemic. Read More

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Another voice in the crowd: the challenge of changing family planning and child feeding practices through mHealth messaging in rural central India.

BMJ Glob Health 2021 Jul;6(Suppl 5)

Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Introduction: Kilkari is one of the world's largest mobile phone-based health messaging programmes. Developed by BBC Media Action, it provides weekly stage-based information to pregnant and postpartum women and their families, including on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and family planning, to compliment the efforts of frontline health workers. The quantitative component of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh found that exposure to Kilkari increased modern contraceptive uptake but did not change IYCF practices. Read More

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Connecting the dots: Kerala's use of digital technology during the COVID-19 response.

BMJ Glob Health 2021 Jul;6(Suppl 5)

International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Digital tools are increasingly being applied to support the response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in India and elsewhere globally. This article draws from global frameworks to explore the use of digital tools in the state of Kerala across the domains of communication, surveillance, clinical management, non-clinical support, and core health system readiness and response. Kerala is considered India's first digital state, with the highest percentage of households with computers (24%) and the internet (51%) in India, 95% mobile phone penetration, 62% smartphone penetration and 75% digital literacy. Read More

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Ten lessons learnt: scaling and transitioning one of the largest mobile health communication programmes in the world to a national government.

BMJ Glob Health 2021 Jul;6(Suppl 5)

Digital, BBC Media Action, New Delhi, India.

There has been exponential growth in the numbers of 'digital development' programmes seeking to leverage technology to solve systemic challenges. However, despite promising results and a shift from pilots to scale-ups, many have failed to realise their full potential. This paper reflects on lessons learnt from scaling and transitioning one of the largest mobile health programmes in the world to the Indian government. Read More

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Digital support tools for fertility patients - a narrative systematic review.

Hum Fertil (Camb) 2021 Jul 27:1-10. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

Digital support tools, including smartphone apps, are increasingly being used alongside fertility treatments. These tools aim to harness the power of information and technology to improve care, facilitate communication and support patients through stressful treatment cycles. To warrant patient engagement, digital support tools must be perceived as useful. Read More

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Big Data-Driven Futuristic Fabric System in Societal Digital Transformation.

Big Data 2021 Jul 23. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India.

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Navigating the high costs of cancer care: opportunities for patient engagement.

Future Oncol 2021 Jul 23. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510, USA.

Over the past decade, the financial burden of cancer care on patients and their families has garnered increased attention. Many of the potential solutions have focused on system-level interventions such as adopting value-based payment models and negotiating drug prices; less consideration has been given to actions at the patient level to address cancer care costs. We argue that it is imperative to develop and support patient-level strategies that engage patients and consider their preferences, values and individual circumstances. Read More

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Implications of Twitter in Health-Related Research: A Landscape Analysis of the Scientific Literature.

Front Public Health 2021 9;9:654481. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Patient Safety, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Twitter, representing a big social media network, is broadly used for the communication of health-related information. In this work, we aimed to identify and analyze the scientific literature on Twitter use in context of health by utilizing a bibliometric approach, in order to obtain quantitative information on dominant research topics, trending themes, key publications, scientific institutions, and prolific researchers who contributed to this scientific area. Web of Science electronic database was searched to identify relevant papers on Twitter and health. Read More

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Predicting the readability of physicians' secure messages to improve health communication using novel linguistic features: Findings from the ECLIPPSE study.

J Commun Healthc 2020 24;13(4):1-13. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Communications Research Program, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Background: Low literacy skills impact important aspects of communication, including health-related information exchanges. Unsuccessful communication on the part of physician or patient contributes to lower quality of care, is associated with poorer chronic disease control, jeopardizes patient safety and can lead to unfavorable healthcare utilization patterns. To date, very little research has focused on digital communication between physicians and patients, such as secure messages sent via electronic patient portals. Read More

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September 2020

When narrative practice suddenly goes online due to COVID-19 ….

Qual Soc Work 2021 Mar;20(1-2):390-398

Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

This article is a reflective consolidation of our practice experience in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 period, in which social work educators and practitioners needed to work online in a prolonged period of social distancing. It illustrates in what ways online practices may denote emerging knowledge and skills that are worth further discussion. These reflections have been consolidated as four knowledge/skill domains in our afterthoughts: i) Context, ii) Conversation, iii) Communication-Modality, and iv) Circulation. Read More

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Forays into a Digital Yiddishland: Secular Yiddish in the Early Stages of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Rebecca Margolis

Contemp Jew 2021 Jul 20:1-28. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

The self-isolation and social distancing associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic added a new dimension to a multifaceted and transnational secular Yiddish social landscape. The widespread use of digital communication technologies facilitated new forms of virtual participation in a heterotopic Yiddishland via lectures, concerts, classes and conversation groups. This study examines engagement with secular Yiddish mediated by digital technologies during the early lockdowns and restrictions from March to May 2020. Read More

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Offender strategies for engaging children in online sexual activity.

Child Abuse Negl 2021 Jul 22;120:105214. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Social Sciences, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, 128 06 Sköndal, Sweden. Electronic address:

Background: Following technological developments, there has been increasing interest in online offenders' use of digital communication technology to sexually groom and abuse children. However, research has thus far primarily explored offenders' interactions with decoys instead of actual children, and initial evidence indicates that conversations with actual children may include more overt persuasion and extortion than conversations with decoys.

Objective: This study aims to describe online offenders' interactions with actual children when inciting them to engage in online sexual activity. Read More

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Grey nomads with diabetes self-management on the road - a scoping review.

Rural Remote Health 2021 Jul 25;21(3):6517. Epub 2021 Jul 25.

College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia

Introduction: This scoping literature review explored the characteristics and behaviours of a subset of Australia's older population: 'grey nomads', many who live and travel with type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus. Grey nomads are people aged more than 55 years, who travel in caravans or motorhomes for extended periods of time around rural and remote areas of Australia. Grey nomads are challenging the established view of ageing in Australia by their lifestyle choices, which include social and economic contribution, independence and furthering of personal fulfilment. Read More

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Discretisation and continuity: The emergence of symbols in communication.

Cognition 2021 Jul 21;215:104787. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.

Vocal signalling systems, as used by humans and various non-human animals, exhibit discrete and continuous properties that can naturally be used to express discrete and continuous information, such as distinct words to denote objects in the world and prosodic features to convey the emotions of the speaker. However, continuous aspects are not always expressed with the continuous properties of an utterance but are frequently categorised into discrete symbols. While the existence of symbols in communication is self-evident, the emergence of discretisation from a continuous space is not well understood. Read More

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Development of Real-Time Time Gated Digital (TGD) OFDR Method and Its Performance Verification.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Jul 16;21(14). Epub 2021 Jul 16.

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communicate Systems and Networks, Shanghai Institute for Advanced Communication and Data Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Rd., Shanghai 200240, China.

Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) in optical fibers detect dynamic strains or sound waves by measuring the phase or amplitude changes of the scattered light. This contrasts with other distributed (and more conventional) methods, such as distributed temperature (DTS) or strain (DSS), which measure quasi-static physical quantities, such as intensity spectrum of the scattered light. DAS is attracting considerable attention as it complements the conventional distributed measurements. Read More

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Impact of Visual Design Elements and Principles in Human Electroencephalogram Brain Activity Assessed with Spectral Methods and Convolutional Neural Networks.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Jul 9;21(14). Epub 2021 Jul 9.

School of Engineering, Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM), The University of Edinburgh, 8 Thomas Bayes Rd, Edinburgh EH9 3FG, UK.

The visual design elements and principles (VDEPs) can trigger behavioural changes and emotions in the viewer, but their effects on brain activity are not clearly understood. In this paper, we explore the relationships between brain activity and colour (cold/warm), light (dark/bright), movement (fast/slow), and balance (symmetrical/asymmetrical) VDEPs. We used the public DEAP dataset with the electroencephalogram signals of 32 participants recorded while watching music videos. Read More

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A Four-Channel Low-Noise Readout IC for Air Flow Measurement Using Hot Wire Anemometer in 0.18 μm CMOS Technology.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Jul 9;21(14). Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Electronics Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea.

Air flow measurements provide significant information required for understanding the characteristics of insect movement. This study proposes a four-channel low-noise readout integrated circuit (IC) in order to measure air flow (air velocity), which can be beneficial to insect biomimetic robot systems that have been studied recently. Instrumentation amplifiers (IAs) with low-noise characteristics in readout ICs are essential because the air flow of an insect's movement, which is electrically converted using a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor, generally produces a small signal. Read More

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Intelligent Platform Based on Smart PPE for Safety in Workplaces.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Jul 7;21(14). Epub 2021 Jul 7.

BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca, Calle Espejo s/n, Edificio Multiusos I+D+i, 37007 Salamanca, Spain.

It is estimated that we spend one-third of our lives at work. It is therefore vital to adapt traditional equipment and systems used in the working environment to the new technological paradigm so that the industry is connected and, at the same time, workers are as safe and protected as possible. Thanks to Smart Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and wearable technologies, information about the workers and their environment can be extracted to reduce the rate of accidents and occupational illness, leading to a significant improvement. Read More

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