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Mechanisms of human drug-induced anaphylaxis.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2021 Apr;147(4):1133-1142

Department "Auto-immunité et Hypersensibilités," DMU BioGeM, APHP, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France; "Inflammation, Microbiome and Immunosurveillance" INSERM UMR 996, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris-Saclay, Châtenay-Malabry, France. Electronic address:

Drug-induced anaphylaxis is a hyperacute reaction affecting multiple organs that can be of fatal consequence. Its incidence is increasing, consistent with a global increased sensitization to various allergens and drugs in the population. Few risk factors and mechanisms have been identified from human studies due to the rarity of anaphylactic events and their unpredictability. Read More

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Managing fires in a changing world: Fuel and weather determine fire behavior and safety in the neotropical savannas.

J Environ Manage 2021 Apr 5;289:112508. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Departamento de Ecologia, Universidade de Brasília, Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Brasília, DF, CEP 70910-900, Brazil; PEQUI - Pesquisa e Conservação do Cerrado. SRTVN Qd. 701, Ed. Brasília Rádio Center, Sala 3030, Brasília, DF, CEP: 70719-900, Brazil. Electronic address:

Fire is an important ecological disturbance, but anthropogenic wildfires increasingly threaten native ecosystems and human lives. In fire-prone ecosystems, zero-fire policies have been replaced by active fire management to reduce the risk of wildfires and improve ecological outcomes. The environmental drivers of fire behavior are widely known, but climate change and deforestation are changing their roles, making fires less predictable. Read More

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Sick of news? Television news exposure, collective stressful events and headache related emergency department visits.

PLoS One 2021 8;16(4):e0249749. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Neurology Department, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Stress is a well-known trigger for primary headache yet its impact is difficult to demonstrate in large epidemiological studies. Israeli national TV news is often referred to as the "tribal fire", as many Israelis watch national news coverage following terror attacks or military operations. We examined the association between exposure to television news and their content with headache related Emergency Department visits. Read More

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COVID-19 Pandemic on Fire: Evolved Propensities for Nocturnal Activities as a Liability Against Epidemiological Control.

Front Psychol 2021 22;12:646711. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Department of Experimental Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Humans have been using fire for hundreds of millennia, creating an ancestral expansion toward the nocturnal niche. The new adaptive challenges faced at night were recurrent enough to amplify existing psychological variation in our species. Night-time is dangerous and mysterious, so it selects for individuals with higher tendencies for paranoia, risk-taking, and sociability (because of security in numbers). Read More

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Modelling forest fire and firebreak scenarios in a mediterranean mountainous catchment: Impacts on sediment loads.

J Environ Manage 2021 Apr 3;289:112497. Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Water Research Institute, National Research Council, Francesco De Blasio 5, 70132, Bari, Italy.

Forests provide a number of ecological and hydrological services, for instance, contributing to decreased water and sediment yields through increased infiltration and reduced soil erosion. However, forest fires can turn positive forest services into drawbacks, enhancing surface runoff and soil erosion and damaging both hillslopes and downstream aquatic life in rivers. Therefore, appropriate mitigation strategies should be developed to limit these negative effects. Read More

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Developing resilience in first responders: Strategies for enhancing psychoeducational service delivery.

Psychol Serv 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

Large-scale potentially traumatic events (e.g., unprecedented fires and global pandemics) require the involvement of frontline staff critical to managing such crises. Read More

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Google Earth Engine as Multi-Sensor Open-Source Tool for Supporting the Preservation of Archaeological Areas: The Case Study of Flood and Fire Mapping in Metaponto, Italy.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Mar 4;21(5). Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, Italian National Research Council, C.da Santa Loja, Tito Scalo, 85050 Potenza, Italy.

In recent years, the impact of Climate change, anthropogenic and natural hazards (such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, tsunamis, fires) has dramatically increased and adversely affected modern and past human buildings including outstanding cultural properties and UNESCO heritage sites. Research about protection/monitoring of cultural heritage is crucial to preserve our cultural properties and (with them also) our history and identity. This paper is focused on the use of the open-source Google Earth Engine tool herein used to analyze flood and fire events which affected the area of Metaponto (southern Italy), near the homonymous Greek-Roman archaeological site. Read More

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Dempster-Shafer Theory for Modeling and Treating Uncertainty in IoT Applications Based on Complex Event Processing.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Mar 7;21(5). Epub 2021 Mar 7.

Laboratory of Intelligent Distributed Systems (LSDi), Federal University of Maranhão, 65080-805 São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged from the proliferation of mobile devices and objects connected, resulting in the acquisition of periodic event flows from different devices and sensors. However, such sensors and devices can be faulty or affected by failures, have poor calibration, and produce inaccurate data and uncertain event flows in IoT applications. A prominent technique for analyzing event flows is Complex Event Processing (CEP). Read More

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Patterns of Limb and Epaxial Muscle Activity During Walking in the Fire Salamander, .

Integr Org Biol 2020 27;2(1):obaa015. Epub 2020 May 27.

Structure and Motion Laboratory, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, AL9 7TA, UK.

Salamanders and newts (urodeles) are often used as a model system to elucidate the evolution of tetrapod locomotion. Studies range from detailed descriptions of musculoskeletal anatomy and segment kinematics, to bone loading mechanics and inferring central pattern generators. A further area of interest has been muscle activity patterns, measured through electromyography (EMG). Read More

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Fire needle therapy for blood stasis syndrome of plaque psoriasis: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(13):e25312

Affifiliated Hospital of Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Background: Plaque psoriasis (PSO) is a common clinical chronic inflammatory skin disease. The incidence rate is increasing year by year due to the fast pace of work and unhealthy diet. Fire needle has been widely used in the treatment of PSO. Read More

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Fire safety study on high-flow nasal oxygen in shared-airway surgeries with diathermy and laser: simulation based on a physical model.

J Clin Monit Comput 2021 Mar 30. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Anesthesiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No. 201, Shih-Pai Rd. 2nd, Beitou, Taipei City, Taiwan.

High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) has been used in "tubeless" shared-airway surgeries but whether HFNO increased the fire hazard is yet to be examined. We used a physical model for simulation to explore fire safety through a series of ignition trials. An HFNO device was attached to a 3D-printed nose with nostrils connected to a degutted raw chicken. Read More

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Health outcomes of psychosocial stress within firefighters: A systematic review of the research landscape.

J Occup Health 2021 Jan;63(1):e12219

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Background And Objectives: Much of the research surrounding firefighter health has concerned the hazards intuitively associated with the occupation, such as physical, thermal, and chemical risks. However, an additional aspect of their work environment, psychosocial stressors, has begun to attract a growing level of attention. Work-related psychosocial stress may best be described as mental and emotional strain caused by a combination of workplace events and characteristics, and the objective of our review was to identify the health outcomes associated with these stressors in firefighters. Read More

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January 2021

Hydroclimatic and cultural instability in northeastern North America during the last millennium.

PLoS One 2021 26;16(3):e0248060. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Natural Sciences, Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, NY, United States of America.

Long-term, large-scale perspectives are necessary for understanding climate variability and its effects on ecosystems and cultures. Tree ring records of the Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA) and Little Ice Age (LIA) have documented major hydroclimatic variability during the last millennium in the American West, but fewer continuous, high-resolution hydroclimate records of the MCA-LIA period are available for eastern North America, particularly during the transition from the MCA to the LIA (ca. A. Read More

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Forest fires and deforestation in the central Amazon: Effects of landscape and climate on spatial and temporal dynamics.

J Environ Manage 2021 Mar 21;288:112310. Epub 2021 Mar 21.

Department of Environmental Dynamics, National Institute for Research in Amazonia (INPA), Av. André Araújo n° 2936, CEP 69067-375, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.

Forest fires and deforestation are the main threats to the Amazon forest. Extreme drought events exacerbate the impact of forest fire in the Amazon, and these drought events are predicted to become more frequent due to climate change. Fire escapes into the forest from agriculture and pasture areas. Read More

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Am J Nurs 2021 04;121(4):69-70

Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present day, AJN has unparalleled archives detailing nurses' work and lives over more than a century. These articles not only chronicle nursing's growth as a profession within the context of the events of the day, but they also reveal prevailing societal attitudes about women, health care, and human rights. Today's nursing school curricula rarely include nursing's history, but it's a history worth knowing. Read More

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Assistive technology and telecare to maintain independent living at home for people with dementia: the ATTILA RCT.

Health Technol Assess 2021 Mar;25(19):1-156

Division of Psychiatry, University College London, London, UK.

Background: Assistive technology and telecare have been promoted to manage the risks associated with independent living for people with dementia, but there is limited evidence of their effectiveness.

Objectives: This trial aimed to establish whether or not assistive technology and telecare assessments and interventions extend the time that people with dementia can continue to live independently at home and whether or not they are cost-effective. Caregiver burden, the quality of life of caregivers and of people with dementia and whether or not assistive technology and telecare reduce safety risks were also investigated. Read More

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Bushfires, COVID-19 and Australian community pharmacists: ongoing impact on mental health and wellbeing.

Int J Pharm Pract 2021 Mar;29(2):186-188

UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Objectives: The nation was recovering from the aftermath of the catastrophic 2019-2020 bushfires when the first cases of the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in Australia. During the peak of the pandemic, Australia closed both its state and international borders to all travelers and interstate travel was very tightly regulated. Community pharmacists and pharmacy staff were one of the very few primary healthcare workers still serving their communities during these periods of strict lockdown. Read More

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Health protection messaging for populations susceptible to air pollution during landscape fire smoke events: an integrative review.

Rev Environ Health 2021 Mar 15. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

North Coast Public Health Unit, New South Wales Health, Lismore, NSW, Australia.

Public health communication strategies to protect against the health impacts of air pollution due to landscape fire are becoming increasingly urgent in Australia. How well the public, particularly susceptible populations, are receiving, understanding and acting upon health protection messages related to smoke events is poorly understood. This integrative review sought literature relevant to health protection messaging for smoke events, including appropriate message content and suitable message delivery, with a focus on vulnerable and sensitive populations. Read More

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Hazardous characteristics of dust waste from metal manufacturing industries in South Korea.

Waste Manag Res 2021 Mar 14:734242X21996552. Epub 2021 Mar 14.

Resource Recirculation Research Division, National Institute of Environmental Research, South Korea.

The Ministry of Environment, South Korea, is involved in efforts to reduce safety-related accidents that could occur during hazardous waste disposal and minimise the environmental impacts of waste disposal. To reach such goals, new factors have been added that contribute to the hazardous characteristics of hazardous waste. The Ministry is also expanding regulations on inorganic and organic components present in hazardous waste for these factors and continues to correct the classification system to establish standards for waste components. Read More

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Analysis Of Developing Possibilities Of Voluntary Municipal Fire Brigades In The View Of Their Persons In Authority.

Ann Burns Fire Disasters 2020 Dec;33(4):341-346

University of Security Management, Košice, Slovakia.

This article takes up a series of questionnaire researches focusing on the importance of and the need for voluntary fire brigades in the view of various target groups. The questionnaires are part of a solution of the project IP44/2016/VSBM. The study based on the project conducts an analysis of possibilities of how to develop voluntary municipal fire brigades in the view of the main representatives of the respective municipalities, namely persons in authority, primarily chairmen and commanding officers. Read More

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December 2020

Creating Clean Air Spaces During Wildland Fire Smoke Episodes: Web Summit Summary.

Front Public Health 2021 15;9:508971. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States.

Effective strategies to reduce indoor air pollutant concentrations during wildfire smoke events are critically needed. Worldwide, communities in areas prone to wildfires may suffer from annual smoke exposure events lasting from days to weeks. In addition, there are many areas of the world where high pollution events are common and where methods employed to reduce exposure to pollution may have relevance to wildfire smoke pollution episodes and vice versa. Read More

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February 2021

Efficient Spike-Driven Learning With Dendritic Event-Based Processing.

Front Neurosci 2021 19;15:601109. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Microelectronics Institute of Seville, Seville, Spain.

A critical challenge in neuromorphic computing is to present computationally efficient algorithms of learning. When implementing gradient-based learning, error information must be routed through the network, such that each neuron knows its contribution to output, and thus how to adjust its weight. This is known as the credit assignment problem. Read More

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February 2021

An Attention-Based Multilayer GRU Model for Multistep-Ahead Short-Term Load Forecasting.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Feb 26;21(5). Epub 2021 Feb 26.

School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea.

Recently, multistep-ahead prediction has attracted much attention in electric load forecasting because it can deal with sudden changes in power consumption caused by various events such as fire and heat wave for a day from the present time. On the other hand, recurrent neural networks (RNNs), including long short-term memory and gated recurrent unit (GRU) networks, can reflect the previous point well to predict the current point. Due to this property, they have been widely used for multistep-ahead prediction. Read More

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February 2021

Prediction of regional wildfire activity in the probabilistic Bayesian framework of Firelihood.

Ecol Appl 2021 Feb 26:e2316. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Ecologie des Forêts Méditerranéennes (URFM), INRAe, 84914, Avignon, France.

• Modelling wildfire activity is crucial for informing science-based risk management and understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of fire-prone ecosystems worldwide. Models help disentangle the relative influences of different factors, understand wildfire predictability and provide insights into specific events. Here, we develop Firelihood, a two-component Bayesian hierarchically structured probabilistic model of daily fire activity, which is modelled as the outcome of a marked point process: individual fires are the points (occurrence component), and fire sizes are the marks (size component). Read More

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February 2021

A Multi-Analysis Approach for Estimating Regional Health Impacts from the 2017 Northern California Wildfires.

J Air Waste Manag Assoc 2021 Feb 25. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

University of Washington.

Smoke impacts from large wildfires are mounting, and the projection is for more such events in the future as the one experienced October 2017 in Northern California, and subsequently in 2018 and 2020. Further, the evidence is growing about the health impacts from these events which are also difficult to simulate. Therefore, we simulated air quality conditions using a suite of remotely-sensed data, surface observational data, chemical transport modeling with WRF-CMAQ, one data fusion, and three machine learning methods to arrive at datasets useful to air quality and health impact analyses. Read More

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February 2021

Performance assessment of K-out-of-N safety instrumented systems subject to cascading failures.

ISA Trans 2021 Feb 15. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491, Trondheim, Norway. Electronic address:

Safety instrumented systems often employ redundancy to enhance the ability to detect and respond to hazardous events. The use of redundancy increases the fault tolerance to single failure but remains vulnerable in case of dependent failures, including common cause failures and cascading failures. Reliability analysis of safety instrumented systems therefore involves the impact of dependent failures. Read More

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February 2021

Inflight Transmission of COVID-19 Based on Experimental Aerosol Dispersion Data.

J Travel Med 2021 Feb 19. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Fire Safety Engineering Group, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Greenwich, London UK.

Background: An issue of concern to the travelling public is the possibility of in-flight transmission of COVID-19 during long- and short-haul flights. The aviation industry maintains that the probability of contracting the illness is small based on reported cases, modelling and data from aerosol dispersion experiments conducted on-board aircraft.

Methods: Using experimentally derived aerosol dispersion data for a B777-200 aircraft and a modified version of the Wells-Riley equation we estimate inflight infection probability for a range of scenarios involving quanta generation rate and face mask efficiency. Read More

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February 2021

Self-Learning Event Mistiming Detector Based on Central Pattern Generator.

Front Neurorobot 2021 4;15:629652. Epub 2021 Feb 4.

Computational Robotics Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czechia.

A repetitive movement pattern of many animals, a gait, is controlled by the Central Pattern Generator (CPG), providing rhythmic control synchronous to the sensed environment. As a rhythmic signal generator, the CPG can control the motion phase of biomimetic legged robots without feedback. The CPG can also act in sensory synchronization, where it can be utilized as a sensory phase estimator. Read More

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February 2021

Staring at the Sun during Wildfire Season: Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Front-Line Resistance in Disaster Preparation.

Alissa Cordner

Qual Sociol 2021 Feb 16:1-23. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Whitman College, 345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362 USA.

As climate change increases the frequency and severity of disasters, and population and social changes raise the public's vulnerability to disaster events, societies face additional risk of multiple disaster events or other hazards occurring simultaneously. Such hazards involve significant uncertainty, which must be translated into concrete plans able to be implemented by disaster workers. Little research has explored how disaster managers incorporate different forms of knowledge and uncertainty into preparations for simultaneous hazards or disaster events, or how front-line disaster workers respond to and implement these plans. Read More

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February 2021