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Using LEGO to model 3D tactile picture books by sighted children for blind children  

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3D printing has shown great potential in creating tactile picture books for blind children to develop emergent literacy. Sighted children can be motivated to contribute to the modeling of more tactile picture books. But current 3D design tools are too ... Keywords: blind, children, design space, tactile pictures

Jeeeun Kim; Abigale Stangl; Tom Yeh

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Binary-Input Non-Line-of-Sight Solar-Blind UV Channels: Modeling, Capacity and Coding  

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There has been recent interest in establishing non-line-of-sight links in the solar-blind ultraviolet region for outdoor optical wireless communications. This paper presents a novel...

El-Shimy, Mohamed A; Hranilovic, Steve

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MicroSight Optics  

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MicroSight is an innovative gunsight technology that allows a marksman's eye to focus on both the front gunsight and the intended target. The MicroSight improves both firearm safety and performance by imaging two objects at different focal distances. The MicroSight was developed at Idaho National Laboratory, and has been licensed by Apollo Optical Systems. You can learn more about INL's research programs at http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MicroSight Optics  

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MicroSight is an innovative gunsight technology that allows a marksman's eye to focus on both the front gunsight and the intended target. The MicroSight improves both firearm safety and performance by imaging two objects at different focal distances. The MicroSight was developed at Idaho National Laboratory, and has been licensed by Apollo Optical Systems. You can learn more about INL's research programs at http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

None

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Sight of Deer  

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Sight of Deer Sight of Deer Name: Ken Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: We live in Montana and, during the hunting season, wear bright orange as protection against errant hunters. This has prompted us to wonder if deer can see the orange? Would they be frightened by it? Are deer colorblind? Thanks for your help. Ken and Barbara Niles, Pray, MT. Replies: As far as I understand, deer are colorblind. This is why hunter's camoflage is red and black - it has the same values of dark and light as military forest camoflage, so colorblind animals have a hard time seeing it. Most people, at least those who are not red-green colorblind, can easily pick out the red color among the forest greens and browns. So as long as hunters only shoot at what they see, it reduces the chance of being in the line of fire.

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Sight and Sound - Scenario  

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Scenario Scenario Summary Student Pages Internet Links Index Introduction Development/Rationale for the Year-End Project Teacher Preparation for the Year-End Project The Sight and Sound Project - an Anecdotal Account Introduction to and Selection of Year-End Projects Conducting the Literature Search Project Proposal Conducting the Experiments Wrapping up with the Reports and Presentations Introduction: Mr. Tom Henderson is part of a talented science staff at Glenbrook South High School. Glenbrook South High School (GBS) is set in an educationally supportive and affluent community. The physics staff work in teams teaching physics to over 80 percent of the student population and are constantly looking for ways to use technology to empower students with the ability to apply learned concepts of physics to their lives. With this goal in mind,

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Heliostat-adjusting solar sight  

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A solar sight having a scale calibrated in terms of solar declination angle and reflector angle is provided with diffraction pattern forming means comprising a movable sighting tube which, when directed at the sun, provides a fresnel pattern on a viewing surface, which pattern indicates when said sighting tube is in proper alignment such that its axis is parallel to that of the incoming rays of the sun. The solar sight is portable and may be moved about on a heliostat so as to adjust the operation of the heliostat clock drive to agree with local sun time and to adjust the heliostat reflector tilt angle so that the sun's rays are reflected along or parallel to the polar axis. Movement of the sighting tube causes the movement of a vernier plate bearing an index which permits readout of the solar declination in degrees north or south declination. The vernier scale permits the reading of solar declination angles to 0.1/sup 0/ and the establishment of reflector angles to 0.2/sup 0/. No optical elements (lenses) are employed within the diffraction tube. Use of the solar sight herein disclosed makes practical the use of a heliostat by persons of average economic means.

Rhodes, W.A.

1982-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Bird Sightings at Fermilab  

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Recent Bird Sightings at Fermilab Recent Bird Sightings at Fermilab Author: Peter Kasper See the following link information concerning the Current Status of Access to Fermilab Summaries from past years .. '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 and past months .. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year List: Contains the list of birds seen so far this year. Seasonal List: The list of birds recorded on site at this time of year. Recent entries ... Dec 29 Dec 22 Dec 19 Dec 14 Dec 9 Dec 8 Dec 5 Dec 1 Nov 24 Nov 22 Nov 17 Nov 13 Nov 10 Nov 7 Nov 3 Nov 2 Oct 30 Oct 28 Oct 27 Oct 23 Oct 20 Oct 13 Oct 10 Oct 6 Oct 3 Oct 2 Sep 29 Sep 27 Sep 26 Sep 1 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 18 Aug 16 Aug 11 Aug 9 Aug 4 Aug 1 Jul 28 Jul 25 Jul 21 Jul 17 Jul 14 Jul 11 Jul 7 Jul 5 Jun 30 Jun 27

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Prototyping and evaluation of landcons: auditory objects that support wayfinding for blind travelers  

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Sighted people use vision to quickly access a rich amount of information about their environment. Blind users are deprived of this information, which compromises their abilities both to understand their surroundings and to navigate within them. Alternative ...

Robert J. Lutz

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sight and Sound - Student Page  

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Information Sheet Information Sheet Project: Your project involves a study of the physics involved in the production of sound and the detection of light and sound by animal species. Technical information about the ability of animals to produce sound and their ability to perceive the world through sight and hearing will be collected by means of background readings. The behavior of light and sound waves will be experimentally analyzed using computer-interfaced light and sound probes (or a computer-interfaced motion detector for ultrasound studies) and the results will be extended to the sensory ability of various animal species. By the end of this project, you should be able to: discuss with both words and diagrams the nature (description, category, physical means of creation and propagation, etc.) and

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NanoSight LM10 HS Operating Manual  

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1 NanoSight LM10 HS Operating Manual © 2009 NanoSight Ltd. NanoSight Ltd., Minton Park, Amesbury ........................................................... 8 #12;3 1. Important Notes The LM10HS option for NanoSight LM10 systems is designed to supply

Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

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L-lysine as adjunctive treatment in patients with schizophrenia: a single-blinded, randomized, cross-over pilot study  

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The addition of L-lysine to standard antipsychotic medication in the treatment of schizophrenia is well tolerated and improves patients’ symptoms, suggesting a role for the nitric oxide signaling pathway as a potential therapeutic target for this disease.

Caroline Wass; Daniel Klamer; Evangelos Katsarogiannis; Erik Pålsson; Lennart Svensson; Kim Fejgin; Inga-Britt Bogren; Jörgen A Engel; Birgitta Rembeck

2011-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A double-blind, randomized, multicenter phase 2 study of prasugrel versus placebo in adult patients with sickle cell disease  

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in adult patients with sickle cell disease. Journal of1. Steinberg MH: Management of sickle cell disease. N Engl Jadherence to endothelium in sickle-cell anemia. A possible

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blindness as identity  

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to think of themselves as blind people. And the service system plays into that obnoxious idea by basically saying, 'Don't call them blind. Call them visually impaired. '. . . So these folks have no idea who they are!" (Lovering 1999:15). Crawford wants... Public Library, using the key words "blind" (124 hits) and "blindness" (5 hits). From these sources, twenty-one autobiographies published in the U. S. between 1990 and 1999 have been identified. These autobiographies are not representative of all...

Carter, Victoria Ray

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Management Scientist Sets His Sights on Mars | Department of  

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Environmental Management Scientist Sets His Sights on Mars Environmental Management Scientist Sets His Sights on Mars Environmental Management Scientist Sets His Sights on Mars September 4, 2012 - 3:29pm Addthis Curiosity, left, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in late November 2011. Shown here is the flight hardware that was being assembled prior to shipment to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for the launch. | Photo Credit Dr. Robert C. Nelson Curiosity, left, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in late November 2011. Shown here is the flight hardware that was being assembled prior to shipment to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for the launch. | Photo Credit Dr. Robert C. Nelson Erin Szulman Erin Szulman Special Assistant, Office of Environmental Management

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Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Trial of Risedronate for the Prevention of Bone Mineral Density Loss in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy Plus Androgen Deprivation Therapy  

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Purpose: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been used as an adjuvant treatment to radiation therapy (RT) for the management of locally advanced prostate carcinoma. Long-term ADT decreases bone mineral density (BMD) and increases the risk of osteoporosis. The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of risedronate for the prevention of BMD loss in nonmetastatic prostate cancer patients undergoing RT plus 2 to 3 years of ADT. Methods and Materials: A double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial was conducted for nonmetastatic prostate cancer patients receiving RT plus 2 to 3 years of ADT. All had T scores > ?2.5 on dual energy x-ray absorptiometry at baseline. Patients were randomized 1:1 between risedronate and placebo for 2 years. The primary endpoints were the percent changes in the BMD of the lumbar spine at 1 and 2 years from baseline, measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Analyses of the changes in BMD and bone turnover biomarkers were carried out by comparing mean values of the intrapatient changes between the 2 arms, using standard t tests. Results: One hundred four patients were accrued between 2004 and 2007, with 52 in each arm. Mean age was 66.8 and 67.5 years for the placebo and risedronate, respectively. At 1 and 2 years, mean (±SE) BMD of the lumbar spine decreased by 5.77% ± 4.66% and 13.55% ± 6.33%, respectively, in the placebo, compared with 0.12% ± 1.29% at 1 year (P=.2485) and 0.85% ± 1.56% (P=.0583) at 2 years in the risedronate. The placebo had a significant increase in serum bone turnover biomarkers compared with the risedronate. Conclusions: Weekly oral risedronate prevented BMD loss at 2 years and resulted in significant suppression of bone turnover biomarkers for 24 months for patients receiving RT plus 2 to 3 years of ADT.

Choo, Richard [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (United States); Lukka, Himu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Juravinski Cancer Center, McMaster University, Hamilton (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Juravinski Cancer Center, McMaster University, Hamilton (Canada); Cheung, Patrick [Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada); Corbett, Tom [Department of Radiation Oncology, Juravinski Cancer Center, McMaster University, Hamilton (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Juravinski Cancer Center, McMaster University, Hamilton (Canada); Briones-Urbina, Rosario [Department of Medicine, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)] [Department of Medicine, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada); Vieth, Reinhold [Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)] [Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada); Ehrlich, Lisa [Department of Radiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto (Canada)] [Department of Radiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto (Canada); Kiss, Alex [Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)] [Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada); Danjoux, Cyril, E-mail: Cyril.danjoux@sunnybrook.ca [Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Recap: Harris 1-Virtual Sight Matthew Zartman  

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Project Recap: Harris 1-Virtual Sight Matthew Zartman Dominique Fantasia Edward Loomis Our project in Rochester, NY and then we discussed the future of the project. With Brian's help we were able to come up with specific guidelines to build our project around. They were: safe to use (specifically low heat

Demirel, Melik C.

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Cluster Masses Accounting for Structure along the Line of Sight  

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Weak gravitational lensing of background galaxies by foreground clusters offers an excellent opportunity to measure cluster masses directly without using gas as a probe. One source of noise which seems difficult to avoid is large scale structure along the line of sight. Here I show that, by using standard map-making techniques, one can minimize the deleterious effects of this noise. The resulting uncertainties on cluster masses are significantly smaller than when large scale structure is not properly accounted for, although still larger than if it was absent altogether.

Scott Dodelson

2003-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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The Variation of Magnesium Depletion with Line of Sight Conditions  

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In this paper we report on the gas-phase abundance of singly-ionized magnesium (Mg II) in 44 lines of sight, using data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). We measure Mg II column densities by analyzing medium- and high-resolution archival STIS spectra of the 1240 A doublet of Mg II. We find that Mg II depletion is correlated with many line of sight parameters (e.g. F(H_2), E_(B-V), E_(B-V)/r, A_V, and A_V/r) in addition to the well-known correlation with . These parameters should be more directly related to dust content and thus have more physical significance with regard to the depletion of elements such as magnesium. We examine the significance of these additional correlations as compared to the known correlation between Mg II depletion and . While none of the correlations are better predictors of Mg II depletion than , some are statistically significant even assuming fixed . We discuss the ranges over which these correlations are valid, their strength at fixed , and physical interpretations.

Adam G. Jensen; Theodore P. Snow

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): ISSM: Mountain Lion Sightings  

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Integrated Safeguards & Security Management Integrated Safeguards & Security Management Home ISSM Plan Security at LBNL Clearance Holders Export Control International Visitors Security Updates Contact Us CI Awareness Security and Emergency Operations Website Mountain Lion Sightings Mountain Lion Adult Mountain Lion Cub Mountain Lion Adult Mountain Lion Cub Updated 11/19/2012: Mountain lions generally exist where deer are found. Warning signs have been placed at walkways and gate entrances. As a precaution, the use of isolated stairs/walkways at dusk, night, or dawn is discouraged. To limit an interaction with a mountain lion, avoid hiking or jogging in the undeveloped areas of the lab alone or at dawn, dusk or night. If you see a mountain lion, immediately call 7-911 from any Lab phone or 911 from any cell phone. Go to http://www.dfg.ca.gov/keepmewild/lion.html

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Evolution of blind cave fish  

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Evolution of blind cave fish Evolution of blind cave fish Name: rudeeric Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I am a biology teacher, now starting a unit on evolution. Just about every book on the topic mentions the blind and albino cave fish. But I've always been bothered by this example. Why is being blind and white an advantage for animals in a cave? I understand that they have no use for eyes or pigment, but this sounds like we're back to Lamarck's law of use and disuse. Wouldn't there first have to be the mutations to cause these? And in order for the changes to become common, they would have to be advantageous. Although there is no use for the eyes or pigment, what is the advantage to losing them? Replies: I can think of one important use for the loss of pigment in fish. It has been documented with the early breeding of black mollies and black angelfish, that the fry were extremely hard to keep alive. The breeders found that these fish required much greatly quantities of protein to produce the pigment melanin, and therefore supplementing the fry with protein quantities that were many times higher than those required by less pigmented fish kept them alive. Imagine then, a situation where a random mutation of albinism in a cave dwelling fish results in a population that can use the protein that it consumes for growth and reproduction, rather than for pigment production. The albino fish could quickly out-produce the pigmented fish. What the "real" explanation would be as described by an evolutionary biologist, I have no idea.

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Gene Therapy for Color Blindness  

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...injection of a recombinant, replication-defective adeno-associated virus (AAV) (Figure 1). Before injection, blue-green and red-violet colors were invisible to the monkeys, as determined by a computer-based test of color vision. Five months after injection, the monkeys were found to have trichromatic vision... The subretinal introduction of a gene encoding an opsin into two color-blind monkeys lacking that opsin resulted in the acquisition of trichromatic vision.

Bennett J.

2009-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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ChemCam laser sets its sights on first martian target  

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First martian target ChemCam laser sets its sights on first martian target The successful capture of ChemCam's first 10 photos sets the stage for the first test bursts of the...

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Accident causation study on roadways with limited sight distance crest vertical curves  

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reflect the driver and vehicle population currently on the transportation network. An accident causation study was conducted to determine if roadways with limited stopping sight distance present a safety hazard for the transportation network. Rural two...

Stoddard, Angela May

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Blind Geothermal System | Open Energy Information  

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Blind Geothermal System Blind Geothermal System Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Blind Geothermal System Dictionary.png Blind Geothermal System: An area with a geothermal heat source, but no modern surface manifestations. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Modern Geothermal Features Typical list of modern geothermal features Hot Springs Fumaroles Warm or Steaming Ground Mudpots, Mud Pools, or Mud Volcanoes Geysers Blind Geothermal System Many geothermal areas show no signs of geothermal activity at the surface if the heated water is too far below or no conduits to the surface are available. An area of geothermal activity with no surface features is referred to as a "blind geothermal system." Examples Want to add an example to this list? Select a Geothermal Resource Area to

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Clinician, Parent, and Child Prediction of Medication or Placebo in Double-Blind Depression Study  

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To evaluate how well a blind is maintained in a double-blind study. Clinicians (n = 66), parents (n = 62), and depressed child/adolescent subjects (n = 62) predicted whether the patient had been on either placebo or active medication at the end of an eight-week double-blind placebo versus fluoxetine trial. Clinician, patient and parents' guesses as to which treatment they had received were at a chance level based on an overall analysis. However, when clinical response and condition assignment were controlled, all were correctly predicting placebo treatment but not medication treatment. The finding that subjects, parents and clinicians predict at a chance level is important for double-blind study design integrity. However, clinicians, parents and subjects were accurately predicting placebo treatment when clinical response and the assigned condition were taken into account but not medication. Since they do not know condition however, all remain essentially blinded, and this is an important finding for design and analysis integrity for double-blind studies.

Carroll W Hughes; Graham Emslie; Robert Kowatch; Warren Weinberg; Jeanne Rintelmann; A.John Rush

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the Probability of Clear Line of Sight Models with ARM Observations  

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the Probability of Clear Line of Sight Models the Probability of Clear Line of Sight Models with ARM Observations Y. Ma Department of Meteorology University of Maryland College Park, Maryland R. G. Ellingson Department of Meteorology Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida Abstract Clouds play a major role in regulating Earth's climate. However, computer models of Earth's climate neglect the effects of cloud vertical extend in a broken cloud field. The vertical extent allows clouds to shade more of the atmosphere and allow radiative exchange over a larger temperature range. One way to parameterize this 3D cloud effect is to relate the various cloud properties, including the cloud vertical extent, to a statistical cloud field parameter called the probability of clear line of sight (PCLS) (see

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Electric Potential Estimation with Line-of-Sight Measurements Using Basis Function Optimization  

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Electric Potential Estimation with Line-of-Sight Measurements Using Basis Function Optimization is to estimate the electric potential distribution to match the drift velocity pattern. The electric potential and with real data. 1. INTRODUCTION The high-latitude ionospheric electric potential is a fun- damental

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Vision: Cloud-Powered Sight for All Showing the Cloud What You See  

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Vision: Cloud-Powered Sight for All Showing the Cloud What You See Paramvir Bahl Matthai Philipose argue that for computers to do more for us, we need to show the cloud what we see and embrace cloud General Terms Algorithms, Design, Human Factors, Languages, Performance, Security Keywords Camera, cloud

Zhong, Lin

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Signs and Sight in Southern Uganda Representing Perception in Ordinary Conversation  

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124 Signs and Sight in Southern Uganda Representing Perception in Ordinary Conversation Ben Orlove-spoken language in the East African nation of Uganda, frequently include discussions and evaluations of signs, drawn from field work that we have conducted in Uganda, centers on a set of beliefs that certain sensory

Orlove, Benjamin S.

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Machine-extracted eye gaze features: how well do they correlate to sight-reading abilities of piano players?  

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Skilled piano players are able to decipher and play a musical piece they had never seen before (a skill known as sight-reading). For a sample of 23 piano players of various abilities we consider the correlation between machine-extracted gaze path features ... Keywords: eye tracking, piano playing, sight-reading

Bogdan Hoanca; Timothy C. Smith; Kenrick Mock

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEFINING THE 'BLIND SPOT' OF HINODE EIS AND XRT TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS  

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Observing high-temperature, low emission measure plasma is key to unlocking the coronal heating problem. With current instrumentation, a combination of EUV spectral data from Hinode Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS; sensitive to temperatures up to 4 MK) and broadband filter data from Hinode X-ray Telescope (XRT; sensitive to higher temperatures) is typically used to diagnose the temperature structure of the observed plasma. In this Letter, we demonstrate that a 'blind spot' exists in temperature-emission measure space for combined Hinode EIS and XRT observations. For a typical active region core with significant emission at 3-4 MK, Hinode EIS and XRT are insensitive to plasma with temperatures greater than {approx}6 MK and emission measures less than {approx}10{sup 27} cm{sup -5}. We then demonstrate that the temperature and emission measure limits of this blind spot depend upon the temperature distribution of the plasma along the line of sight by considering a hypothetical emission measure distribution sharply peaked at 1 MK. For this emission measure distribution, we find that EIS and XRT are insensitive to plasma with emission measures less than {approx}10{sup 26} cm{sup -5}. We suggest that a spatially and spectrally resolved 6-24 Angstrom-Sign spectrum would improve the sensitivity to these high-temperature, low emission measure plasma.

Winebarger, Amy R.; Cirtain, Jonathan; Mulu-Moore, Fana [NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, VP 62, Huntsville, AL 35812 (United States); Warren, Harry P. [Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Schmelz, Joan T. [Physics Department, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 (United States); Golub, Leon [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Kobayashi, Ken, E-mail: amy.r.winebarger@nasa.gov [Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, 320 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States)

2012-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound Sightings  

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...possible to find the cause of a decline in salmon that hatch in the Columbia River, notes Ben Zelinsky of the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon. Ready to transmit. A biologist implants an acoustic tag into an anesthetized salmon...

Constance Holden

2006-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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PROBING THE ROLE OF CARBON IN ULTRAVIOLET EXTINCTION ALONG GALACTIC SIGHT LINES  

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We report previously undetermined interstellar gas and dust-phase carbon abundances along 15 Galactic sight lines based on archival data of the strong 1334.5323 A transition observed with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph. These are combined with previously reported carbon measurements along six sight lines to produce a complete sample of interstellar C II measurements determined with the 1334 A transition. Our data set includes a variety of Galactic disk environments characterized by different extinctions and samples paths ranging over three orders of magnitude in average density of hydrogen ((n(H))). Our data support the idea that dust, specifically carbon-based grains, are processed in the neutral interstellar medium. We, however, do not find that the abundance of carbon in dust or the grain-size distribution is related to the strength of the 2175 A bump. This is surprising, given that many current models have polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as the bump-producing dust.

Parvathi, V. S.; Babu, B. R. S. [Department of Physics, University of Calicut, Kerala 673635 (India); Sofia, U. J. [Department of Physics, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016 (United States); Murthy, J., E-mail: veena.makesh@gmail.com, E-mail: brsbabu@gmail.com, E-mail: sofia@american.edu, E-mail: jmurthy@yahoo.com [Indian Institute of Astrophysics, II Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034 (India)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Why should we correct reported pulsation frequencies for stellar line-of-sight Doppler velocity shifts?  

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In the age of Kepler and Corot, extended observations have provided estimates of stellar pulsation frequencies that have achieved new levels of precision, regularly exceeding fractional levels of a few parts in $10^{4}$. These high levels of precision now in principle exceed the point where one can ignore the Doppler shift of pulsation frequencies caused by the motion of a star relative to the observer. We present a correction for these Doppler shifts and use previously published pulsation frequencies to demonstrate the significance of the effect. We suggest that reported pulsation frequencies should be routinely corrected for stellar line-of-sight velocity Doppler shifts, or if a line-of-sight velocity estimate is not available, the frame of reference in which the frequencies are reported should be clearly stated.

Davies, G R; Miglio, A; Campante, T L; Chaplin, W J; Elsworth, Y

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind to Launch Lighting Project |  

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Institute for Deaf and Blind to Launch Lighting Project Institute for Deaf and Blind to Launch Lighting Project Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind to Launch Lighting Project August 20, 2010 - 12:29pm Addthis The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is replacing almost 2,900 lights in 19 buildings across its campuses.| Photo courtesy of Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is replacing almost 2,900 lights in 19 buildings across its campuses.| Photo courtesy of Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE For over a century, students at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) have proudly displayed the school colors-blue and red-in the hallways, classrooms and dorm rooms. But this school year, they're "Going Green."

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November 3, 2011 Grant Updates Support System for the Blind  

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are blind or vision-impaired. The grant was used to provide at least one computer in each computer labExchange November 3, 2011 1 Grant Updates Support System for the Blind Millersville is creating a one-of-a-kind support system for students on campus who are blind or vision-impaired thanks to a grant

Hardy, Christopher R.

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Blind seismic deconvolution using variational Bayesian method  

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Abstract Blind seismic deconvolution, which comprises seismic wavelet and reflectivity sequence, is a strongly ill-posed problem. The reflectivity sequence is modeled as a Bernoulli–Gaussian (BG) process, depending on four parameters (noise variance, high and low reflector variances, and reflector density). These parameters need to be estimated from the seismic record, which is the convolution of the reflectivity sequence and the seismic wavelet. In this paper, we propose a variational Bayesian method for blind seismic deconvolution which can determine the reflectivity sequence and the seismic wavelet. The connection between variational Bayesian blind deconvolution and the minimization of the Kullback–Leibler divergence of two probability distributions is also established. The gamma, beta distributions are used for the unknown parameters (hyperparameters) as prior distribution and also we give how these distributions can be inferred in actual situations. The proposed algorithms are tested by simulation and compared to existing blind deconvolution methods. The results show that variational Bayesian method has better agreement with the actual value.

Li Yanqin; Zhang Guoshan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile application model for the blind  

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This study presents a model to design and implement mobile applications to support the displacement and dynamic decision making of users with visual disabilities. To identify the real added value of using mobile technologies as support aids for decision ... Keywords: blind learners, learning, mobile, model, software

Jaime Sánchez; Mauricio Sáenz; Nelson Baloian

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Examination of Passing Sight Distance in Three Dimensions with Application to Marking No-Passing Zones  

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Equipment Method ............................................................... 22 One-Vehicle Method ............................................................................................ 23 Two-Vehicle Method... ..................................................................................... 25 vii Eyeball (Line of Sight) Method ............................................................................ 25 Laser Rangefinder Method, Optical Rangefinder Method ..................................... 26 Remote-Control Vehicle Method...

Azimi, Mehdi 1974-

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Tangent length and sight distance effects on accident rates at horizontal curves on two-lane rural highways  

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model. Regression analysis on this database suggested that neither tangent length nor preceding sight distance are significant variables in explaining the variability in accidents on horizontal curves for a given degree of curvature category. Results...

Fink, Kenneth Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Directed Line-of-Sight Visible Light System providing High-Speed and Robustness to Ambient Light  

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We demonstrate the first optical wireless link operating in non-direct line-of-sight configuration over typical room distances, with data-rate up to 200 Mbit/s at acceptable...

Cossu, Giulio; Khalid, Amir M; Corsini, Raffaele; Ciaramella, Ernesto

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A third blind test of crystal structure prediction  

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The findings of the third blind test of crystal structure prediction are presented and discussed in the context of the previous collaborations - CSP1999 and CSP2001.

Day, G.M.

2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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ChemCam laser sets its sights on first martian target  

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First martian target First martian target ChemCam laser sets its sights on first martian target The successful capture of ChemCam's first 10 photos sets the stage for the first test bursts of the instrument's rock-zapping laser in the near future. August 17, 2012 Curiosity zaps Mars for vital signs: ChemCam, designed by Lab team, looks for elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, all of which are crucial for life. Curiosity zaps Mars for vital signs: ChemCam, designed by Lab team, looks for elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, all of which are crucial for life. Contact James E. Rickman Communications Office (505) 665-9203 Email "The successful delivery of these photos means we can begin efforts in earnest for the first images of Mars rocks by the ChemCam instrument and

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Wildlife Photography for Fun and Profit: Constructing and Installing Wildlife Photography Blinds  

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. *Extension Ecotourism Program Specialist, The Texas A&M University System WILDLIFE Photography Miles Phillips* for Fun and Profit: Constructing and Installing Wildlife Photography Blinds B-6187 3/06 Types of Blinds Surface blinds Most photographers...

Phillips, Miles

2006-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrate the BlindAid system in a traditional orientation and mobility rehabilitation program  

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In the process of becoming blind, newly- blinded people participate in a rehabilitation program, which includes different skills that a newly- blinded person needs to adapt as a result of his or her lost of vision. The ...

Srinivasan, Mandayam A.

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Accessibility for people who are blind in public transportation systems  

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In order to support access for people who are blind to modes of transportation in the city, it is necessary to design technological tools that allow them to carry out activities safely, autonomously, and functionally. In this context, three mobile orientation ... Keywords: accessibility, blind people, mobility, transportation in the city

Jaime Sánchez; Marcia de Borba Campos; Matías Espinoza; Lotfi B. Merabet

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification for measurement-only blind quantum computing  

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Blind quantum computing is a new secure quantum computing protocol where a client who does not have any sophisticated quantum technology can delegate her quantum computing to a server without leaking any privacy. It is known that a client who has only a measurement device can perform blind quantum computing [T. Morimae and K. Fujii, Phys. Rev. A 87, 050301(R) (2013)]. It has been an open problem whether the protocol can enjoy the verification, i.e., the ability of the client to check the correctness of the computing. In this paper, we propose a protocol of verification for the measurement-only blind quantum computing.

Tomoyuki Morimae

2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification for measurement-only blind quantum computing  

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Blind quantum computing is a new secure quantum computing protocol where a client who does not have any sophisticated quantum technlogy can delegate her quantum computing to a server without leaking any privacy. It is known that a client who has only a measurement device can perform blind quantum computing [T. Morimae and K. Fujii, Phys. Rev. A {\\bf87}, 050301(R) (2013)]. It has been an open problem whether the protocol can enjoy the verification, i.e., the ability of client to check the correctness of the computing. In this paper, we propose a protocol of verification for the measurement-only blind quantum computing.

Tomoyuki Morimae

2012-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of a New Blind Geothermal System with Hyperspectral Remote  

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Identification of a New Blind Geothermal System with Hyperspectral Remote Identification of a New Blind Geothermal System with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Shallow Temperature Measurements at Columbus Salt Marsh, Esmeralda County, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Identification of a New Blind Geothermal System with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Shallow Temperature Measurements at Columbus Salt Marsh, Esmeralda County, Nevada Abstract Hyperspectral remote sensing-derived mineral maps and follow-up shallow temperature measurements were used to identify a new blind geothermal target in the Columbus Salt Marsh playa, Esmeralda County, Nevada. The hyperspectral survey was conducted with the ProSpecTIR VS2 instrument and consists of 380 km2 of 4-meter spatial resolution data acquired on October

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Advanced NOx Emissions Control: Control Technology - SCR Catalyst Blinding  

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SCR Catalyst Blinding SCR Catalyst Blinding University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (UND-EERC) is determining the potential of low-rank coal ash to cause blinding or masking of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts. A secondary goal will be to determine the degree of elemental mercury conversion across the catalysts. Specific objectives include (1) identify candidate coals and blends for testing under bench-scale conditions, (2) conduct bench-scale testing to screen coals and identify key conditions for full-scale testing, (3) design and construct an SCR slipstream test chamber for sampling at full-scale facilities, (4) conduct testing at full-scale testing, (5) identify SCR blinding mechanisms, rates, and cleaning methods as well as mercury conversion efficiencies, and (6) interpret data, prepare a report, and attend sponsor meetings to present information and recommendations.

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Smart Glass Based on Micro-Blinds (MEMS)  

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Smart Glass Based on Micro-Blinds (MEMS) Smart Glass Based on Micro-Blinds (MEMS) Speaker(s): Boris Lamontagne Date: June 22, 2012 - 2:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephen Selkowitz At the National Research Council, Canada we are developing a new type of smart glass based on micro-blinds (MEMS). The micro-blinds are tiny stressed metallic foils curling up once released or rolling down once actuated using electrostatic forces. Such smart glass is characterized by fast switching speed, UV-temperature insensitive and neutral appearance. Recent results will be presented as a well as our demo. Transmittance and thermal characteristics will also be addressed. There are various possible applications in building, automotive, aerospace as well as in display sectors. A video briefly describing the technology is

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Multi-channel blind system identification for central hemodynamic monitoring  

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Multi-channel Blind System Identification (MBSI) is a technique for estimating both an unknown input and unknown channel dynamics from simultaneous output measurements at different channels through which the input signal ...

Zhang, Yi, 1973-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Balancing comfort: occupants' control of window blinds in private offices  

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and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), should be similar (VT = 0.4-0.7; SHGC = 3.4.5 Window blind usage survey AHeat Gain Coefficients (SHGC) of various fenestration system

Inkarojrit, Vorpat

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blind shaft drilling: The state of the art  

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This report discusses the ``Art`` of blind shaft drilling which has been in a continual state of evolution at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) since the start of underground testing in 1957. Emplacement holes for nuclear devices are still being drilled by the rotary drilling process, but almost all the hardware and systems have undergone many changes during the intervening years. Blind shaft drilling and tunnel construction technologies received increased emphasis with the signing of the LTBT in 1963.

Rowe, P.A.

1993-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Sighting characteristics and photo-identification of Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) near San Clemente Island, California: a key area for beaked whales and the military?  

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Sighting characteristics and photo-identi?cation of Cuvier’sof Hawai’i through long-term photo-identi?cation studies (state were recorded, and photos were taken both for species

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal Abundances in a Damped Lyman-alpha System Along Two Lines of Sight at z=0.93  

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We study metal abundances in the z=0.9313 damped Lya system observed in the two lines-of-sight, A and B, toward the gravitationally-lensed double QSO HE0512-3329. Spatially resolved STIS spectra constrain the neutral-gas column density to be LogN(HI)=20.5 in both Aand B. UVES spectra (spectral resolution FWHM=9.8 km/s) show, in contrast, significant line-of-sight differences in the column densities of MnII and FeII; these are not due to observational systematics. We find that [Mn/H]=-1.44 and [Fe/H]=-1.52 in damped Lya system A, while [Mn/H]=-0.98 and [Fe/H]>-1.32, and possibly as high as [Fe/H] approx. -1 in damped Lya system B. A careful assessment of possible systematic errors leads us to conclude that these transverse differences are significant at a 5 sigma level or greater. Although nucleosynthesis effects may also be at play, we favor differential dust-depletion as the main mechanism producing the observed abundance gradient. The transverse separation is 5 kpc at the redshift of the absorber, which is also likely to be the lensing galaxy. The derived abundances therefore probe two opposite sides of a single galaxy hosting both damped Lya systems. This is the first time firm abundance constraints have been obtained for a single damped system probed by two lines-of-sight. The significance of this finding for the cosmic evolution of metals is discussed.

S. Lopez; D. Reimers; M. D. Gregg; L. Wisotzki; O. Wucknitz; A. Guzman

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A line-of-sight electron cyclotron emission receiver for electron cyclotron resonance heating feedback control of tearing modes  

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An electron cyclotron emission (ECE) receiver inside the electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) transmission line has been brought into operation. The ECE is extracted by placing a quartz plate acting as a Fabry-Perot interferometer under an angle inside the electron cyclotron wave (ECW) beam. ECE measurements are obtained during high power ECRH operation. This demonstrates the successful operation of the diagnostic and, in particular, a sufficient suppression of the gyrotron component preventing it from interfering with ECE measurements. When integrated into a feedback system for the control of plasma instabilities this line-of-sight ECE diagnostic removes the need to localize the instabilities in absolute coordinates.

Oosterbeek, J. W.; Buerger, A. [Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Institut fuer Energieforschung-Plasmaphysik, Association EURATOM-FZJ, 52425 Juelich (Germany); Westerhof, E.; Baar, M. R. de; Berg, M. A. van den; Bongers, W. A.; Graswinckel, M. F.; Hennen, B. A.; Kruijt, O. G.; Thoen, J. [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, postbus 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Heidinger, R. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut fuer Materialforschung I, Association EURATOM-FZK, P.O. Box 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Korsholm, S. B.; Leipold, F.; Nielsen, S. K. [EURATOM-Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, DK-4000 Roskilde (Denmark)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Patient-Centered Outcomes in the Randomized Controlled Trial and Beyond: Informing the Future with Lessons from the Past  

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...the perspective of these fundamental patient-centered outcomes...makers not lose sight of these fundamental patient-centered outcomes...designs and access to large electronic databases have allowed investigators...the perspective of these fundamental patient-centered outcomes...

Christopher M. Booth

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A concept to collect neutron and x-ray images on the same line of sight at NIF  

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Neutron and x-ray images are collected at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to measure the size and shape of inertial confinement fusion implosions. The x-ray images provide a measure of the size and shape of the hot region of the deuterium-tritium fuel while the neutron images provide a measure of the size and shape of the burning plasma. Although these two types of images are collected simultaneously, they are not collected along the same line of sight (LOS). One 14 MeV neutron image is collected on the NIF equator, and two x-ray images are collected along the polar axis and nearly perpendicular to the neutron imaging line of sight on the equator. Both measurements use pinhole apertures to form the images, but existing x-ray imaging provides time-resolved measurements while the neutron images are time-integrated. Detailed comparisons of the x-ray and neutron images can provide information on the fuel assembly, but these studies have been limited because the implosions are not azimuthally symmetric and the images are collected along different LOS. We have developed a conceptual design of a time-integrated x-ray imaging system that could be added to the existing neutron imaging LOS. This new system would allow these detailed studies, providing important information on the fuel assembly of future implosions. Here we present this conceptual design and the expected performance characteristics.

Merrill, F. E., E-mail: fmerrill@lanl.gov; Danly, C. R.; Grim, G. P.; Volegov, P. L.; Wilde, C. H. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Izumi, N.; Jedlovec, D.; Fittinghoff, D. N.; Pak, A.; Park, H.-S. [Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Extended Gaussianization Method for Blind Separation of Post-Nonlinear Mixtures  

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The linear mixture model has been investigated in most articles tackling the problem of blind source separation. Recently, several articles have addressed a more complex model: blind source separation (BSS) of postnonlinear (PNL) mixtures. These mixtures ...

Kun Zhang; Lai-Wan Chan

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Memantine add-on in moderate to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder: Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study  

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There is a growing body of evidence for the efficacy of memantine augmentation in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, to date, no double-blind study has addressed this issue. The objective of the present randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study was to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of memantine add-on treatment in patients with moderate to severe OCD. Forty-two patients with the diagnosis of OCD based on DSM-IV-TR who had a Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) score of ?21 were randomly assigned to memantine (10 mg/day for the first week, and 20 mg/day for the rest of the trial) or placebo in addition to fluvoxamine for eight weeks. Patients were assessed using Y-BOCS every two weeks. Thirty-eight patients completed the study. Repeated measure ANOVA showed significant effect for time × treatment interaction in total scale [F (2.096, 75.470) = 5.280, P = 0.006] and obsession [F (2.340, 94.547) = 5.716, P = 0.002] and near significant effect for compulsion subscales [F (2.005, 79.179) = 2.841, P = 0.065]. By week eight, all patients in the memantine group and six (32%) patients in the placebo group [P value of Fisher's exact test memantine group compared with six (32%) patients in the placebo group achieved remission (?2(1) = 13.328, P memantine add-on to fluvoxamine significantly improved short-term outcomes in patients with moderate to severe OCD.

Ali Ghaleiha; Neda Entezari; Amirhossein Modabbernia; Babak Najand; Neda Askari; Mina Tabrizi; Mandana Ashrafi; Reza Hajiaghaee; Shahin Akhondzadeh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mammalian microevolution in action: adaptive edaphic genomic divergence in blind subterranean mole–rats  

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...divergence in blind subterranean mole-rats Andrei Polyakov 1 2 Alex Beharav 1 Aaron...examined in 20 individuals of the blind mole-rat, Spalax galili, one of four allospecies...superspecies of blind subterranean mole-rats in Israel. We compared 10 individuals...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Change Blind Information Display for Ubiquitous Computing Environments  

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a powerful phenomenon of the human visual system: change blindness. 1 Introduction One common vision from multiple applications and controls how the information is presented to minimize visual disruptions to users. Such a system might use information about what activity is occurring in the space to exploit

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Solar heat gain coefficient of complex fenestrations with a venetian blind for differing slat tilt angles  

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Measured bidirectional transmittances and reflectances of a buff-colored venetian blind together with a layer calculation scheme developed in previous publications are utilized to produce directional-hemispherical properties for the venetian blind layer and solar heat gain coefficients for the blind in combination with clear double glazing. Results are presented for three blind slat tilt angles and for the blind mounted either interior to the double glazing or between the glass panes. Implications of the results for solar heat gain calculations are discussed in the context of sun positions for St. Louis, MO.

Klems, J.H.; Warner, J.L.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gamma-ray blind beta particle probe  

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An intra-operative beta particle probe is provided by placing a suitable photomultiplier tube (PMT), micro channel plate (MCP) or other electron multiplier device within a vacuum housing equipped with: 1) an appropriate beta particle permeable window; and 2) electron detection circuitry. Beta particles emitted in the immediate vicinity of the probe window will be received by the electron multiplier device and amplified to produce a detectable signal. Such a device is useful as a gamma insensitive, intra-operative, beta particle probe in surgeries where the patient has been injected with a beta emitting radiopharmaceutical. The method of use of such a device is also described, as is a position sensitive such device.

Weisenberger, Andrew G. (Grafton, VA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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No end in sight for nuclear squabble The decision on a site for a controversial nuclear fusion project has been delayed  

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No end in sight for nuclear squabble The decision on a site for a controversial nuclear fusion, with green groups pointing out that in 1950 scientists working on nuclear fusion said they needed another 50. Canada pulled out of talks altogether in December. Opinions are polarised as to whether or not nuclear

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Out of sight, out of mind: Threats to the marine biodiversity of the Canary Islands (NE Atlantic Ocean)  

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Abstract Lack of knowledge of the marine realm may bias our perception of the current status and threats to marine biodiversity. Less than 10% of all ecological literature is related to the ocean, and the information we have on marine species that are threatened or on the verge of extinction is scarce. This lack of information is particularly critical for isolated areas such as oceanic archipelagos. Here we review published and grey literature on the current status of marine organisms in the Canary Islands as a case description of the consequences that current out-of-sight out-of-mind attitudes may have on this unique environment. Global change, as represented by coastal development, pollution, exotic species and climate change, are currently affecting the distribution and abundance of Canarian marine organisms, and pose multiple threats to local species and communities. Environmental risks are significant at community and species levels, particularly for threatened species. Failure to address these trends will result in shifts in local biodiversity with important ecological, social, and economic consequences. Scientists, policy makers, educators, and relevant societal groups need to collaborate to reverse deleterious coastal biodiversity trends.

Rodrigo Riera; Mikel A. Becerro; Rick D. Stuart-Smith; Juan D. Delgado; Graham J. Edgar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards crystal structure prediction of complex organic compounds - a report on the fifth blind test  

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The results of the fifth blind test of crystal structure prediction, which show important success with more challenging large and flexible molecules, are presented and discussed.

Bardwell, D.A.

2011-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Coupled Thermochronometric and Geochemical Investigation of Blind Geothermal Resources in Fault-Controlled Dilational Corners  

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Novel Coupled Thermochronometric and Geochemical Investigation of Blind Geothermal Resources in Fault-Controlled Dilational Corners presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Heat transmission through a glass window with a curved venetian blind installed  

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Abstract This article reports a study on the effect of installing a curved venetian blind to a glass window on the solar heat transmission into the space. The mathematical model of the combined glass window and venetian blind is developed. Predicted results from the developed mathematical model are compared with the previous experimental ones to verify their accuracy. The variation of the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) with the related blind parameters (optical properties of venetian blind, slat spacing, distance between the blind and glass window, slat angle and solar profile angle) are studied. The variation of the SHGC in the shortwave part (ShW SHGC) and in the longwave part (LoW SHGC) with the related blind parameters are also studied. The understanding of their variation will provide the important information for the study of the thermal comfort for a person who stays near the glass window with blind. The SHGC can be further classified as the SHGC for direct solar radiation (SHGCD) and the SHGC for diffuse solar radiation (SHGCd). From the study it is found that installing a curved venetian blind to the glass window causes a significant reduction in solar heat gain compared to the plain glass window. The SHGCD, ShW SHGCD and LoW SHGCD are all dependent on the slat angle and solar profile angle. The slat reflectance of the venetian blind has direct effect on the ShW SHGCD. The slat absorptance of the venetian blind has direct effect on the LoW SHGCD. The glass window and blind with high slat reflectance gives a lower value of SHGCD compared to the glass window and blind with low slat reflectance. The slat curvature also affects the SHGCD of the fenestration system (glass window with blind installed). The slat with more curvature (lower value of slat radius of curvature) causes more reduction in the value of SHGCD compared to the slat with less curvature. The blind with lower slat spacing yields a lower value of SHGCD compared to the blind with higher slat spacing. The effects of slat emittance and distance between the blind and the glass window on the SHGC D of the fenestration system are only appeared on the LoW SHGCD and such effects are quite small.

Somsak Chaiyapinunt; Nopparat Khamporn

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The invisible gorilla strikes again: Sustained attentional blindness in expert observers  

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The invisible gorilla strikes again: Sustained attentional blindness in expert observers Trafton lung. Extending to Naive Observers Is the gorilla simply invisible? 12 observers were cued to location

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Blind Geothermal System Exploration in Active Volcanic Environments;  

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System Exploration in Active Volcanic Environments; System Exploration in Active Volcanic Environments; Multi-phase Geophysical and Geochemical Surveys in Overt and Subtle Volcanic Systems, Hawaii and Maui Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Blind Geothermal System Exploration in Active Volcanic Environments; Multi-phase Geophysical and Geochemical Surveys in Overt and Subtle Volcanic Systems, Hawai'i and Maui Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies Project Description The project will perform a suite of stepped geophysical and geochemical surveys and syntheses at both a known, active volcanic system at Puna, Hawai'i and a blind geothermal system in Maui, Hawai'i. Established geophysical and geochemical techniques for geothermal exploration including gravity, major cations/anions and gas analysis will be combined with atypical implementations of additional geophysics (aeromagnetics) and geochemistry (CO2 flux, 14C measurements, helium isotopes and imaging spectroscopy). Importantly, the combination of detailed CO2 flux, 14C measurements and helium isotopes will provide the ability to directly map geothermal fluid upflow as expressed at the surface. Advantageously, the similar though active volcanic and hydrothermal systems on the east flanks of Kilauea have historically been the subject of both proposed geophysical surveys and some geochemistry; the Puna Geothermal Field (Puna) (operated by Puna Geothermal Venture [PGV], an Ormat subsidiary) will be used as a standard by which to compare both geophysical and geochemical results.

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A FOURTH H I 21 cm ABSORPTION SYSTEM IN THE SIGHT LINE OF MG J0414+0534: A RECORD FOR INTERVENING ABSORBERS  

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We report the detection of a strong H I 21 cm absorption system at z = 0.5344, as well as a candidate system at z = 0.3389, in the sight line toward the z = 2.64 quasar MG J0414+0534. This, in addition to the absorption at the host redshift and the other two intervening absorbers, takes the total to four (possibly five). The previous maximum number of 21 cm absorbers detected along a single sight line is two and so we suspect that this number of gas-rich absorbers is in some way related to the very red color of the background source. Despite this, no molecular gas (through OH absorption) has yet been detected at any of the 21 cm redshifts, although, from the population of 21 cm absorbers as a whole, there is evidence for a weak correlation between the atomic line strength and the optical-near-infrared color. In either case, the fact that so many gas-rich galaxies (likely to be damped Ly{alpha} absorption systems) have been found along a single sight line toward a highly obscured source may have far-reaching implications for the population of faint galaxies not detected in optical surveys, a possibility which could be addressed through future wide-field absorption line surveys with the Square Kilometer Array.

Tanna, A.; Webb, J. K. [School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052 (Australia); Curran, S. J. [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Whiting, M. T. [CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710 (Australia); Bignell, C., E-mail: sjc@physics.usyd.edu.au [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box 2, Rt. 28/92 Green Bank, WV 24944-0002 (United States)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration Paper: Adaptive Ego-Motion Tracking Using Visual-Inertial Sensors for Wearable Blind Navigation  

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This paper presents an ego-motion tracking method using visual-inertial sensors to assist the visually impaired and blind (VIB) people to travel in unknown dynamic environments. We focus on the ego-motion tracking functionality to inform the wearers ... Keywords: Assistive Device, Blind Navigation, Wearable Robotics

Hongsheng He, Jindong Tan

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ILP, the Blind, and the Elephant: Euclidean Embedding of Co-Proven Queries  

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ILP, the Blind, and the Elephant: Euclidean Embedding of Co-Proven Queries Hannes Schulz1. The situation is very much as in the parable of the blind men and the elephant that appears in many cultures told them, "Hey, there is an elephant in the village today." They had no idea what an elephant is

Behnke, Sven

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BLIND OCEAN ACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY: EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS ON THE INTIFANTE'00 DATA SET  

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BLIND OCEAN ACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY: EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS ON THE INTIFANTE'00 DATA SET S.M. Jesusa , C La Spezia, Italy. Summary: Blind Ocean Acoustic Tomography (BOAT) is an ocean remote exploration and depth can be used as focalizing parameters, together with the Bartlett power to indicate model fitness

Jesus, Sérgio M.

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A blind double color image watermarking algorithm based on QR decomposition  

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In this paper, a novel blind image watermarking scheme based on QR decomposition is proposed to embed color watermark image into color host image, which is significantly different from using the binary or gray image as watermark. When embedding watermark, ... Keywords: Blind extraction, Color watermark image, Image watermarking, QR decomposition

Qingtang Su, Yugang Niu, Hailin Zou, Yongsheng Zhao, Tao Yao

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BLIND SEPARATION OF FETAL ECG FROM SINGLE MIXTURE USING SVD AND ICA  

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BLIND SEPARATION OF FETAL ECG FROM SINGLE MIXTURE USING SVD AND ICA Ping Gao Dept. of Computational@zwhome.org ABSTRACT In this paper, we propose a novel blind-source separation method to extract fetal ECG from a single-channel signal measured on the abdomen of the mother. The signal is a mixture of the fetal ECG

Chang, Ee-Chien

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Five blind men and the elephant: what can the NASA Aura ozone measurements tell us about stratosphere-troposphere exchange?  

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Five blind men and the elephant: what can the NASA Auraof the five blind men and the elephant, where the five Auramen” who are touching the “elephant” (ozone) in dif- ferent

Tang, Q.; Prather, M. J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploration In A Blind Geothermal Area Near Marysville, Montana, Usa | Open  

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In A Blind Geothermal Area Near Marysville, Montana, Usa In A Blind Geothermal Area Near Marysville, Montana, Usa Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Exploration In A Blind Geothermal Area Near Marysville, Montana, Usa Details Activities (7) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Extensive geological and geophysical studies were carried out during the summer of 1973 in a blind geothermal area near Marysville, Montana. Earlier studies of regional heat flow resulted in the discovery of the area (BLACKWELL 1969; BLACKWELL, BAAG 1973). The area is blind in the sense that there are no surface manifestations of high heat flow (recent volcanics, hot springs, etc.) within the area. The country rocks are Precambrian sedimentary rocks and Mesozoic and Tertiary intrusive rocks. The most recent Tertiary igneous event took place approximately 37 M.Y.

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The European Medicines Agency Review of Eribulin for the Treatment of Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer: Summary of the Scientific Assessment of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use  

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...The applicant submitted a risk management plan identifying relevant identified/potential...PFS analysis based on blinded independent review (HR = 0.865; 95% CI, 0.71-1...noted, however, that blinded independent review led to a large proportion of censored patients...

Elias Pean; Sigrid Klaar; Eva Gil Berglund; Tomas Salmonson; Jeanett Borregaard; Kenneth F. Hofland; Jens Ersbøll; Eric Abadie; Rosa Giuliani; and Francesco Pignatti

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CaII K observations of QSOs in the line-of-sight to the Magellanic Bridge  

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We describe medium-resolution spectroscopic observations taken with the ESO Multi-Mode Instrument in the CaII K line (3933.661 Angstroms) towards 7 QSOs located in the line-of-sight to the Magellanic Bridge. At a spectral resolution R = 6,000, five of the sightlines have a signal-to-noise ratio of 20 or higher. Definite Ca absorption due to Bridge material is detected towards 3 objects, with probable detection towards two other sightlines. Gas-phase CaII K Bridge and Milky Way abundances or lower limits for the all sightlines are estimated by the use of Parkes 21-cm HI emission line data. These data only have a spatial resolution of 14 arcminutes compared with the optical observations which have milli-arcsecond resolution. With this caveat, for the three objects with sound CaII K detections, we find that the ionic abundance of CaII K relative to HI, A=log(N(CaK)/N(HI)) for low-velocity Galactic gas ranges from -8.3 to -8.8 dex, with HI column densities varying from 3-6x10^20 cm^-2. For Magellanic Bridge gas, the values of A are 0.5 dex higher, ranging from -7.8 to -8.2 dex, with N(HI)=1-5x10^20 cm^-2. Higher values of A correspond to lower values of N(HI), although numbers are small. For the sightline towards B0251--675, the Bridge gas has two different velocities, and in only one of these is CaII K tentatively detected, perhaps indicating gas of a different origin or present-day characteristics (such as dust content), although this conclusion is uncertain and there is the possibility that one of the components could be related to the Magellanic Stream. Higher signal-to-noise CaII K data and higher resolution HI data are required to determine whether A changes with N(HI) over the Bridge and if the implied difference in the metalicity of the two Bridge components towards B0251-675 is real.

J. V. Smoker; F. P. Keenan; H. M. A. Thompson; C. Bruns; E. Muller; N. Lehner; J. -K. Lee; I. Hunter

2005-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Hadron Blind Detector for the PHENIX Experiment at RHIC  

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The PHENIX collaboration has designed a conceptually new Hadron Blind Detector (HBD) for electron identification in high density hadron environment. The HBD will identify low momentum electron-positron pairs to reduce the combinatorial background in the mass region below 1 GeV/c2. The HBD shall be installed in PHENIX during the 2007 physics run.The HBD is a windowless proximity focusing Cherenkov detector with a radiator length of 50 cm, CsI photocathode and three layers of Gas Electron Multipliers (GEM) for gas amplification. Pure CF4 serves both as a radiator and as a detector gas. The radiation budget of the device is less than 3% of a radiation length.

Milov, A. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 11973 (United States)

2006-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial Retina In the News  

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Press Releases Press Releases News Articles Press Releases Mark Humayun Inducted into Institute of Medicine Institute of Medicine press release, 10/12/2009 Artificial Retina Project Wins Prestigious 2009 R&D 100 Award Article and multiple press releases, 07/20/2009 Second Sight to Double Patient Enrollment for Argus(tm) II Retinal Implant U.S. Clinical Trial Second Sight press release, 05/04/09 See more releases in Press Release Archive Recent Articles Bionic eye opens new world of sight for blind National Public Radio, October 20, 2009 Burst of technology helps blind to see New York Times, September 26, 2009 Artificial retina project has ORNL roots ORNL Reporter, August 28, 2009 The "holy grail" of ophthalmic devices Assembly Magazine, August 20, 2009 Artificial-retina project designed to restore sight to the blind

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Shortwave thermal performance for a glass window with a curved venetian blind  

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This paper presents a study of thermal performance for a glass window with a curved venetian blind installed on the indoor side in terms of heat gain in the shortwave part of radiation. The curved venetian blind, whose optical properties are considered nonspecular, is modeled as an effective layer. The mathematical model of the combined glass window and venetian blind is developed by combining the mathematical model of glass window and the mathematical model of a curved venetian blind using the matrix layer calculation method. The experiment is performed in a test room to measure the heat gain due to solar radiation passing through the glass window with a curved venetian blind installed in the shortwave part of radiation. The predicted results from the developed model are compared with the experimental results. The agreement between the predicted results and the experimental results is good. From the study it is found that installing a curved venetian blind to the glass window causes a significant reduction in heat gain compared to the plain glass window. The heat gain through the glass window with blind in the shortwave part of radiation (solar heat gain coefficient in the shortwave part of radiation (ShW SHGC)) is analyzed. It is found that the ShW SHGC is mainly affected by the slat properties, slat angle and solar profile angle. The glass window using blind with a lower value of slat reflectance, will have a smaller value of ShW SHGC. The slat distance also affects the ShW SHGC. The glass window using blind with a lower value of slat distance has a lower value of ShW SHGC. The effect of the slat curvature on the ShW SHGC is small when compared to the effect of other parameters. The effects of the investigated parameters on the ShW SHGC for diffuse radiation are similar to the effects on the ShW SHGC for direct radiation. When installing blind to different kinds of glass window other than clear glass window, it is found that the thermal performance is similar to the case of clear glass window. The magnitude of the ShW SHGC for the glass window with blind is also dependent on the optical properties of the glass window used. The glass window with blind using a lower value of the glass transmittance has a lower value of the ShW SHGC. The absorptance of the glass window has direct effect on the solar heat gain coefficient in the longwave part of radiation (LoW SHGC).

Somsak Chaiyapinunt; Nopparat Khamporn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FDA Approves First Bionic Eye for the Blind | Department of Energy  

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FDA Approves First Bionic Eye for the Blind FDA Approves First Bionic Eye for the Blind FDA Approves First Bionic Eye for the Blind February 14, 2013 - 1:06pm Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that its support for a decade of revolutionary research has contributed to the creation of the first ever retinal prosthesis - or bionic eye - to be approved in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for blind individuals with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa. "The development of the artificial retina is just one more example of the unique value of our National Laboratories and research universities," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "While no one can predict a breakthrough before it happens, the investments we're making in research

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A New Gold Pan For The West- Discovering Blind Geothermal Systems With  

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Gold Pan For The West- Discovering Blind Geothermal Systems With Gold Pan For The West- Discovering Blind Geothermal Systems With Shallow Temperature Surveys Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: A New Gold Pan For The West- Discovering Blind Geothermal Systems With Shallow Temperature Surveys Details Activities (6) Areas (4) Regions (0) Abstract: The use of rapidly deployable 2-meter-deep shallow temperature surveys has led to the discovery of at least two blind geothermal systems in Nevada, USA and has helped to define the spatial extent of thermal anomalies at two other locations. At Teels Marsh, two shallow temperature anomalies with a combined strike length of almost 4 km were identified adjacent to a Quaternary fault on the west side of the playa. At Rhodes Marsh, a thermal anomaly at least 5 km long was located adjacent to

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Blind Source Separation of Vibration Signal of Electric Motor Velocity Modulation System  

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Blind signal separation technique is the new one for array processing and data analysis. The research object of the paper is the complex and aliasing vibration signal measured from the AC electric motor velocity ...

Xiumei Li; Wen Li; Yannan Sun…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proof Details for "Performance Analysis of Godard-Based Blind Channel Identification"  

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1 Proof Details for "Performance Analysis of Godard-Based Blind Channel Identification" Philip) The bulk of the proof is spent analyzing the righthand term above. E ^^h(0) i - ^h(0) i 2 2 = E ^^h(0) i 2

Schniter, Philip

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SiC APDs and arrays for UV and solar blind detection  

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We report advancements in APDs and arrays using 4H SiC. Novel structures, array designs and specialized read out integrated circuits have been developed towards the realization of UV and solar-blind detector arrays exhibiting ...

Shaw, Gary A.

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Security against the Invisible Photon Attack for the Quantum Key Distribution with Blind Polarization Bases  

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In this paper, we briefly show how the quantum key distribution with blind polarization bases [Kye et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 040501 (2005)] can be made secure against the invisible photon attack.

Won-Ho Kye; M. S. Kim

2005-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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One patient's artificial retina story  

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Helping To Advance the Frontiers of Medical Research Helping To Advance the Frontiers of Medical Research A patient's perspective on what the retinal implant has meant to her Patient following a white line In psychophysical testing, Kathy B. demonstrates how her artificial retina implant allows her to walk along a white line to its termination. A highly functioning person with a job, family, and household to tend to, Kathy B. doesn't feel like she's blind despite the fact that she's had no vision for about 15 years. Nevertheless, she was excited when she recently was able to find the full moon in the dark, nighttime sky. "We were out walking, and I looked upwards, scanning my head back and forth," Kathy B. explains. "All of a sudden, I saw a big flash, and I asked my husband, 'Is that the moon?'" It was, and she began thinking

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Patient Data  

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Patient data are data about an individual patient and potentially relevant ... current or future health or illness. Patient data include clinical measurements, laboratory values, medication dosa...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Significant progress in predicting the crystal structures of small organic molecules - a report on the fourth blind test  

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The findings of the fourth blind test of crystal structure prediction, which have demonstrated important progress in computational methods, are presented and discussed.

Day, G.M.

2009-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Preventing Blindness: A Vision of Technology | U.S. DOE Office of Science  

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Preventing Blindness: Preventing Blindness: A Vision of Technology Laboratory Policy and Evaluation (LPE) LPE Home Staff M&O Contracts SC Laboratory Appraisal Process Laboratory Planning Process Work for Others in the Office of Science Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) DOE's Philosophy on LDRD Frequently Asked Questions Success Stories Brochures Additional Information LDRD Program Contacts Technology Transfer DOE National Laboratories Contact Information Laboratory Policy and Evaluation U.S. Department of Energy SC-32/Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5447 F: (202) 586-3119 Success Stories Preventing Blindness: A Vision of Technology Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page ORNL technology to scan millions for diabetic retinopathy traces roots to

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Detailed heat balance analysis of the thermal load variations depending on the blind location and glazing type  

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Abstract Nowadays, curtain wall is the norm, due to which there is an increase in direct solar gain and heat loss through the window inside the building, causing massive thermal load. Use of blinds has been one of the best counter measures for this. In this study, EnergyPlus modeling has been used to measure the effect of reflectance of blind on heating and cooling load when the blind is located inside or outside for winter and summer condition. Modeling showed that in summer, as blind reflectance increased, cooling load decreased in case of internal blind and increased in case of external blind whereas in winter, the opposite was true for heating load. However, solar energy transmittance increased proportionately with the increase in reflectance of blind irrespective of position in either season. In addition, the heating load profiles under different window material compositions were determined mainly by the U-value variations, which were directly connected to the infrared and convective heat flows from the window into the space. SHGC also showed effect on the heating load to some extent by affecting the solar transmittance and convective and radiant heat flows from the blind into the space.

Yeo Beom Yoon; Dong Soo Kim; Kwang Ho Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial With Magnesium Oxide to Reduce Intrafraction Prostate Motion for Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: To investigate whether magnesium oxide during external-beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer reduces intrafraction prostate motion in a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial. Methods and Materials: At the Department of Radiotherapy, prostate cancer patients scheduled for intensity-modulated radiotherapy (77 Gy in 35 fractions) using fiducial marker-based position verification were randomly assigned to receive magnesium oxide (500 mg twice a day) or placebo during radiotherapy. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients with clinically relevant intrafraction prostate motion, defined as the proportion of patients who demonstrated in {>=}50% of the fractions an intrafraction motion outside a range of 2 mm. Secondary outcome measures included quality of life and acute toxicity. Results: In total, 46 patients per treatment arm were enrolled. The primary endpoint did not show a statistically significant difference between the treatment arms with a percentage of patients with clinically relevant intrafraction motion of 83% in the magnesium oxide arm as compared with 80% in the placebo arm (p = 1.00). Concerning the secondary endpoints, exploratory analyses demonstrated a trend towards worsened quality of life and slightly more toxicity in the magnesium oxide arm than in the placebo arm; however, these differences were not statistically significant. Conclusions: Magnesium oxide is not effective in reducing the intrafraction prostate motion during external-beam radiotherapy, and therefore there is no indication to use it in clinical practice for this purpose.

Lips, Irene M., E-mail: i.m.lips@umcutrecht.nl [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands); Gils, Carla H. van [Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands); Kotte, Alexis N.T.J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands); Leerdam, Monique E. van [Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Franken, Stefan P.G.; Heide, Uulke A. van der; Vulpen, Marco van [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands)

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Paired, Double-Blind, Randomized Comparison of a Moisturizing Durable Barrier Cream to 10% Glycerine Cream in the Prophylactic Management of Postmastectomy Irradiation Skin Care: Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) 04.01  

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Purpose: A previous, unblinded study demonstrated that an alcohol-free barrier film containing an acrylate terpolymer (ATP) was effective in reducing skin reactions compared with a 10% glycerine cream (sorbolene). The different appearances of these products precluded a blinded comparison. To test the acrylate terpolymer principle in a double-blinded manner required the use of an alternative cream formulation, a moisturizing durable barrier cream (MDBC); the study was conducted by the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) as protocol 04.01. Methods and Materials: A total of 333 patients were randomized; 1 patient was ineligible and 14 patients withdrew or had less than 7 weeks' observations, leaving 318 for analysis. The chest wall was divided into medial and lateral compartments, and patients were randomized to have MDBC applied daily to the medial or lateral compartment and sorbolene to the other compartment. Weekly observations, photographs, and symptom scores (pain and pruritus) were collected to week 12 or resolution of skin reactions if earlier. Skin dose was confirmed by centrally calibrated thermoluminescent dosimeters. Results: Rates of medial and lateral compartment Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC), version 3, greater than or equal to grade 3 skin reactions were 23% and 41%, but rates by skin care product were identical at 32%. There was no significant difference between MDBC and sorbolene in the primary endpoint of peak skin reactions or secondary endpoints of area-under-the-curve skin reaction scores. Conclusions: The MDBC did not reduce the peak skin reaction compared to sorbolene. It is possible that this is related to the difference in the formulation of the cream compared with the film formulation. Skin dosimetry verification and double blinding are essential for radiation skin care comparative studies.

Graham, Peter H., E-mail: peter.graham@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au [Cancer Care Centre, St. George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales (Australia); Plant, Natalie; Graham, Jennifer L.; Browne, Lois [Cancer Care Centre, St. George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales (Australia)] [Cancer Care Centre, St. George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales (Australia); Borg, Martin [Department of Radiation Oncology, Royal Adelaide Hospital (Australia)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Royal Adelaide Hospital (Australia); Capp, Anne [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mater Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales (Australia)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mater Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales (Australia); Delaney, Geoff P. [Cancer Care Centre, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales (Australia)] [Cancer Care Centre, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales (Australia); Harvey, Jennifer [Mater Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland (Australia)] [Mater Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland (Australia); Kenny, Lisbeth [Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland (Australia)] [Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland (Australia); Francis, Michael [Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Geelong (Australia)] [Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Geelong (Australia); Zissiadis, Yvonne [Department of Radiation Oncology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth (Australia)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth (Australia)

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED BLIND TEST TO SCORE AND RANK HYPERSPECTRAL CLASSIFICATION ALGORITHMS  

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://dirsapps.cis.rit.edu/classtest/. 1. INTRODUCTION The accuracy of land cover classification algorithms applied to hyperspectral remoteDEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED BLIND TEST TO SCORE AND RANK HYPERSPECTRAL CLASSIFICATION ALGORITHMS K ABSTRACT Remotely sensed hyperspectral imagery plays an important role in land cover classification

Kerekes, John

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Alg`ebres de Jordan et theorie des invariants. Bruno Blind*  

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Alg`ebres de Jordan et th´eorie des invariants. Bruno Blind* J'avancerai, je chercherai, jusqu mort `a distance. Abstract: Let V be a simple complex euclidean Jordan algebra of rank three invariant le polyn^ome d´eterminant de l'alg`ebre de Jordan complexe V , simple, euclidienne et de rang

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Non-parametric Multiple-Antenna Blind Spectrum Sensing by Predicted Eigenvalue Threshold  

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in poor spectrum utilization. The dramatic increase in the demand for radio spectrum and the actual low (secondary user) must be aware of its radio environment and capable of detecting the licensed users, alsoNon-parametric Multiple-Antenna Blind Spectrum Sensing by Predicted Eigenvalue Threshold K. Hassan

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Paper ID# 901691 BLIND SIGNAL PARAMETER ESTIMATION FOR THE RAPID RADIO FRAMEWORK  

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implementation methodology for rapid deployment. An automated tool for signal analysis requires several stagesPaper ID# 901691 1 of 7 BLIND SIGNAL PARAMETER ESTIMATION FOR THE RAPID RADIO FRAMEWORK Adolfo it is desirable or even essential to rapidly build a functional radio receiver to recover symbols from an unknown

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Hacking Blind Andrea Bittau, Adam Belay, Ali Mashtizadeh, David Mazi`eres, Dan Boneh  

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Hacking Blind Andrea Bittau, Adam Belay, Ali Mashtizadeh, David Mazi`eres, Dan Boneh Stanford. This makes it possible to hack proprietary closed-binary services, or open-source servers manually compiled to find vulnerabilities. Hacking closed-source software is also possible for more motivated attackers

Mazières, David

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Blinded by the load: attention, awareness and the role of perceptual load  

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...while including novel data that demonstrate...between perceptual load and the fundamental...effects of perceptual load on visual detection...response gain, the data from each participant...Konstantinou, N. 2014 Data from: blinded by the load: attention, awareness...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient self-synchronised blind audio watermarking system based on time domain and FFT amplitude modification  

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Many audio watermarking schemes divide the audio signal into several blocks such that part of the watermark is embedded into each of them. One of the key issues in these block-oriented watermarking schemes is to preserve the synchronisation, i.e. to ... Keywords: Audio watermarking, Blind detection, FFT, Self-synchronisation, Transparency

David Megías; Jordi Serra-Ruiz; Mehdi Fallahpour

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Audio-visual Convolutive Blind Source Separation Qingju Liu, Wenwu Wang, Philip Jackson  

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Audio-visual Convolutive Blind Source Separation Qingju Liu, Wenwu Wang, Philip Jackson Centre.Liu,W.Wang,P.Jackson}@surrey.ac.uk Abstract--We present a novel method for speech separation from their audio mixtures using the audio to characterise statistically the audio- visual coherence with features obtained from the training set

Jackson, Philip JB

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The Gaia-ESO Survey: Extracting diffuse interstellar bands from cool star spectra, DIB-based interstellar medium line-of-sight structures at the kpc scale  

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We study how diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs) measured toward distance-distributed target stars can be used to locate dense interstellar (IS) clouds in the Galaxy and probe a line-of-sight (LOS) kinematical structure, a potential useful tool when gaseous absorption lines are saturated or not available in the spectral range. Cool target stars are numerous enough for this purpose. We have devised automated DIB fitting methods appropriate to cool star spectra and multiple IS components. The data is fitted with a combination of a synthetic stellar spectrum, a synthetic telluric transmission, and empirical DIB profiles. In parallel, stellar distances and extinctions are estimated self-consistently by means of a 2D Bayesian method, from spectroscopically-derived stellar parameters and photometric data. We have analyzed Gaia-ESO Survey (GES) and previously recorded spectra that probe between $\\sim$ 2 and 10 kpc long LOS in five different regions of the Milky Way. Depending on the observed spectral intervals, we ext...

Puspitarini, L; Babusiaux, C; Chen, H-C; Bonifacio, P; Sbordone, L; Caffau, E; Duffau, S; Hill, V; Monreal-Ibero, A; Royer, F; Arenou, F; R.,; Peralta, A; Drew, J E; Bonito, R; Lopez-Santiago, J; Alfaro, E; Bensby, T; Bragaglia, A; Flaccomio, E; Lanzafame, A; Pancino, E; Recio-Blanco, A; Smiljanic, R; Costado, M T; Lardo, C; de Laverny, P; Zwitter, T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Europe sets sights on lasers  

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... accessed and we have learned new things,” says Todd Ditmire, director of the Texas Petawatt Laser project at the University of Texas at Austin and chief executive of National Energetics ...

Devin Powell

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The DOE Artificial Retina Project  

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ENvisioNiNG siGht for thE BLiND ENvisioNiNG siGht for thE BLiND The DOE Artificial Retina Project Leveraging DOE expertise to enhance the quality of life for millions Major advances achieved by researchers in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Artificial Retina Project are beginning to offer some hope to millions of people blinded by retinal diseases worldwide. In a breakthrough operation performed by project leaders at the Doheny Eye Institute (University of Southern California) in 2002, doctors threaded an electrode-studded array through an incision into the eye of a man who had been blind for 50 years and tacked it onto his damaged retina. Within weeks, the 77-year-old patient could see patterns of light and dark that allowed him to detect motion and locate and differentiate

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Mobility and Carbon: The Blind Side of Transport Fuel Demand in the  

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Mobility and Carbon: The Blind Side of Transport Fuel Demand in the Mobility and Carbon: The Blind Side of Transport Fuel Demand in the Developed and Developing World Speaker(s): Lee Schipper Date: February 15, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Anita Estner James McMahon A new "Great Wall" has emerged in China, this one a string of miles of cars stuck in traffic. Emissions from road transport in developing countries are expected to rise sharply in the coming decades if current trends continue. Projections of passenger and freight activity, vehicle use, and CO2 emissions push up overall CO2 emissions by a factor of three in Latin American and five in Asia by 2030, even with fuel economy improvements. The increase in car use is in part a result of growing incomes and economic activity, but it also reflects the poor quality of transit and

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TWO-PHASE NONPARAMETRIC ICA ALGORITHM FOR BLIND SEPARATION OF INSTANTANEOUS LINEAR MIXTURES  

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We propose a nonparametric independent component analysis (ICA) algorithm for the problem of blind source separation with instantaneous, time-invariant and linear mixtures. Our Init-NLE algorithm combines minimization of correlation among nonlinear expansions of the output signals with a good initialization derived from search guided by statistical tests for independence based on the power-divergent family of test statistics. Such initialization is critical to reliable separation. The simulation results obtained from both synthetic and real-life data show that our method yields consistent results and compares favorably to the existing ICA algorithms. 1.

Chin-jen Ku; Terrence L. Fine

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Solar Blind System- Solar Energy Utilization and Climate Mitigation in Glassed Buildings  

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Abstract In the past few decades, energy scientists have focused on “renewable energy”, and solar energy in particular. Several technologies are commercialized for utilizing solar energy in the buildings by absorbing solar radiation and converting it to heat and electricity. These technologies can be categorized into the passive and active systems. A special case is a commercial greenhouse, which can be considered a passive solar building. A greenhouse is a structure which is covered by a transparent device such as glass in order to use solar energy while controlling the temperature, humidity and other parameters according to the requirements for cultivation and protection of the particular plants. The cooling demand in the commercial greenhouses is commonly supplied by e.g. ventilation and thermal screen. In the ventilation method a portion of the absorbed solar energy will be lost through ventilation windows and by applying the solar shielding, solar radiation will be blocked. In this study, by considering the solar blind concept as an active system, PVT panels are integrated to absorb the surplus solar heat (instead of blocking) which is then stored in a thermal energy storage for supplying a portion of the greenhouse heating demand at a later time. The overall objective of this study is to assess the potential of cutting external energy demand as well as maximizing solar energy utilization in a commercial greenhouse for Northern climate condition. Thus, a feasibility assessment has been carried out, examining various system configurations with the TRNSYS tool. The results show that the heating demand for a commercial closed greenhouse with solar blind is reduced by 80%, down to 62 kwh/m2 as compared to a conventional configuration. Also the annual total useful heat gain and electricity generation by solar blind in this concept is around 20 kwh/m2 and 80kwh/m2, respectively. The generated electricity can be used for supplying the greenhouse power demand for e.g. artificial lighting and other devices. Moreover, the cooling demand in a closed greenhouse is reduced by 60% by considering the solar blind system.

Amir Vadiee; Viktoria Martin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficacy of memantine in the treatment of fibromyalgia: A double-blind, randomised, controlled trial with 6-month follow-up  

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Abstract Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent and disabling chronic disease. Recent studies have found elevated levels of glutamate in several brain regions, leading to hypotheses about the usefulness of glutamate-blocking drugs such as memantine in the treatment of FM. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of memantine in the treatment of pain and other clinical variables (global function, clinical impression, depression, anxiety, quality of life) in FM patients. A double-blind, parallel randomised controlled trial was developed. A total of 63 patients diagnosed with FM were recruited from primary health care centres in Zaragoza, Spain. Memantine was administered at doses of 20 mg/d after 1 month of titration. Assessments were carried out at baseline, posttreatment, and 3- and 6-month follow-up. Compared with a placebo group, memantine significantly decreased ratings on a pain visual analogue scale (Cohen’s d = 1.43 at 6 months) and pain measured with a sphygmomanometer (d = 1.05). All other secondary outcomes except anxiety also improved, with moderate-to-large effect sizes at 6 months. Compared with placebo, the absolute risk reduction obtained with memantine was 16.13% (95% confidence interval = 2.0% to 32.6%), and the number needed to treat was 6.2 (95% confidence interval = 3 to 47). Tolerance was good, with dizziness (8 patients) and headache (4 patients) being the most frequent side effects of memantine. Although additional studies with larger sample sizes and longer follow-up times are needed, this study provides preliminary evidence of the utility of memantine for the treatment of FM.

Bárbara Olivan-Blázquez; Paola Herrera-Mercadal; Marta Puebla-Guedea; Mari-Cruz Pérez-Yus; Eva Andrés; Nicolas Fayed; Yolanda López-Del-Hoyo; Rosa Magallon; Miquel Roca; Javier Garcia-Campayo

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A New Cyclostationarity-Based Blind Approach for Motor Unit's Firing Rate Automated Detection in Electromyographic Signals  

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of these electric fields provides a specific waveform called Motor Unit Action Potential (MUAP). This fullA New Cyclostationarity-Based Blind Approach for Motor Unit's Firing Rate Automated Detection that aims at detecting the firing rates of the activated motor units. The proposed method is based

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Coenzyme q10 benefits symptoms in gulf war veterans: Results of a randomized double-blind study  

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We sought to assess whether coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) benefits the chronic multisymptom problems that affect one-quarter to one-third of 1990—1 Gulf War veterans, using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Participants were 46 veterans ...

Beatrice A. Golomb, Matthew Allison, Sabrina Koperski, Hayley J. Koslik, Sridevi Devaraj, Janis B. Ritchie

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DESIGN: DESCRIBING THE BLIND MEN'S ELEPHANT Atwood, Michael E., College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University,  

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DESIGN: DESCRIBING THE BLIND MEN'S ELEPHANT Atwood, Michael E., College of Information Science, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, christine.wania@ischool.drexel.edu ABSTRACT Design is an activity that is central! This is made difficult by the fact that (1) how we view design changes with the way we view our world, (2

Atwood, Michael

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Difficulties applying recent blind source separation techniques to EEG and MEG  

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High temporal resolution measurements of human brain activity can be performed by recording the electric potentials on the scalp surface (electroencephalography, EEG), or by recording the magnetic fields near the surface of the head (magnetoencephalography, MEG). The analysis of the data is problematic due to the fact that multiple neural generators may be simultaneously active and the potentials and magnetic fields from these sources are superimposed on the detectors. It is highly desirable to un-mix the data into signals representing the behaviors of the original individual generators. This general problem is called blind source separation and several recent techniques utilizing maximum entropy, minimum mutual information, and maximum likelihood estimation have been applied. These techniques have had much success in separating signals such as natural sounds or speech, but appear to be ineffective when applied to EEG or MEG signals. Many of these techniques implicitly assume that the source distributions hav...

Knuth, Kevin H

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Construction and Expected Performance of the Hadron Blind Detector for the PHENIX Experiment at RHIC  

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A new hadron blind detector (HBD) for electron identification in high density hadron environment has been installed in the PHENIX experiment at RHIC in the fall of 2006. The HBD will identify low momentum electron-positron pairs to reduce the combinatorial background in the e{sup +}e{sup -} mass spectrum, mainly in the region below 1 GeV/c2. The HBD is a windowless proximity-focusing Cherenkov detector with a radiator length of 50 cm, a CsI photocathode and three layers of gas electron multipliers (GEM). Pure CF4 is used as a radiator and a detector gas. This proceeding describes the construction details and the expected performance of the HBD.

Milov, A. [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Awes, Terry C [ORNL; Batsouli, Sotiria [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Cianciolo, Vince [ORNL; Efremenko, Yuri [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Read Jr, Kenneth F [ORNL; Silvermyr, David O [ORNL; Sorensen, Soren P [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Stankus, Paul W [ORNL; Young, Glenn R [ORNL; Zhang, Chun [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); PHENIX, Collaboration [The

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Convergent Bayesian formulations of blind source separation and electromagnetic source estimation  

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We consider two areas of research that have been developing in parallel over the last decade: blind source separation (BSS) and electromagnetic source estimation (ESE). BSS deals with the recovery of source signals when only mixtures of signals can be obtained from an array of detectors and the only prior knowledge consists of some information about the nature of the source signals. On the other hand, ESE utilizes knowledge of the electromagnetic forward problem to assign source signals to their respective generators, while information about the signals themselves is typically ignored. We demonstrate that these two techniques can be derived from the same starting point using the Bayesian formalism. This suggests a means by which new algorithms can be developed that utilize as much relevant information as possible. We also briefly mention some preliminary work that supports the value of integrating information used by these two techniques and review the kinds of information that may be useful in addressing the...

Knuth, Kevin H

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remarks and questions on the article “Prospective randomized double-blind trial of racecadotril compared with loperamide in elderly people with gastroenteritis living in nursing homes”  

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The article “Prospective randomized double-blind trial of racecadotril compared with loperamide in elderly people with gastroenteritis living in nursing homes” by Gallelli et al. [1] raises a lot of concerns i.a....

Robert Hofmann

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preventing Blindness: A Vision of Technology | U.S. DOE Office...  

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screening patients quickly and efficiently, there will have to be a major change in the health care delivery paradigm, but the AMDx Telemedical Retinal Image Analysis and...

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RADIO DETECTION OF THE FERMI-LAT BLIND SEARCH MILLISECOND PULSAR J1311-3430  

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We report the detection of radio emission from PSR J1311-3430, the first millisecond pulsar (MSP) discovered in a blind search of Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) gamma-ray data. We detected radio pulsations at 2 GHz, visible for <10% of {approx}4.5 hr of observations using the Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Observations at 5 GHz with the GBT and at several lower frequencies with Parkes, Nancay, and the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope resulted in non-detections. We also report the faint detection of a steep spectrum continuum radio source (0.1 mJy at 5 GHz) in interferometric imaging observations with the Jansky Very Large Array. These detections demonstrate that PSR J1311-3430 is not radio quiet and provide additional evidence that radio-quiet MSPs are rare. The radio dispersion measure of 37.8 pc cm{sup -3} provides a distance estimate of 1.4 kpc for the system, yielding a gamma-ray efficiency of 30%, typical of LAT-detected MSPs. We see apparent excess delay in the radio pulses as the pulsar appears from eclipse and we speculate on possible mechanisms for the non-detections of the pulse at other orbital phases and observing frequencies.

Ray, P. S.; Wood, K. S. [Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375-5352 (United States); Ransom, S. M. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Cheung, C. C. [National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC 20001 (United States); Giroletti, M. [INAF Istituto di Radioastronomia, I-40129 Bologna (Italy); Cognard, I. [Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement, LPCE UMR 6115 CNRS, F-45071 Orleans Cedex 02 (France); Camilo, F. [Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Bhattacharyya, B. [Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune 411 007 (India); Roy, J. [National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune 411 007 (India); Romani, R. W.; Kerr, M. [W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Department of Physics and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States); Ferrara, E. C. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Guillemot, L.; Kramer, M. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, D-53121 Bonn (Germany); Johnston, S.; Keith, M. [CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Australia Telescope National Facility, Epping NSW 1710 (Australia); Pletsch, H. J. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik, Albert-Einstein-Institut, D-30167 Hannover (Germany); Saz Parkinson, P. M., E-mail: Paul.Ray@nrl.navy.mil [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, Department of Physics and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

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Dileptons Get Nearly "Blind" to Mass-Scaling Effects In Hot and/or Dense Matter  

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Based on BHHRS and further sharpened by discussions with Gerry Brown that I had in October 2008, we arrive at the present assessment of the dilepton saga, namely, that dileptons become "blind" to changes in the vacuum structure of chiral symmetry (such as, e.g., BR scaling at high temperature and/or at high density and hence are {\\em not} an appropriate probe for a signal for partial or complete chiral restoration, contrary to what has been widely believed. There, however, are a variety of indirect indications that the scaling notion is qualitatively, if not quantitatively, valid and should work in various low-energy nuclear phenomena, and it is fair to conclude that while there is no direct evidence for the scaling notion, there is {\\em none against} it either, in a strong disagreement with what was claimed in CERN Courier November 2009. I will touch briefly on certain observables that could give a clear-cut litmus signal for the vacuum structure of chiral symmetry modified by temperature and/or density.

Mannque Rho

2009-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of a capacitive blind hollow cathode discharge with central gas injection  

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The operating parameters and resulting plasma properties of a blind hollow cathode (BHC) discharge have been investigated. The hollow cathode was driven capacitively with a pulsed dc signal of 200 kHz in a power range between 50 and 100 W at an ambient pressure of about 10 Pa. The working gas was argon, which was introduced with a ceramic capillary at different positions of the longitudinal axis of the hollow cathode with flow rates of between 30 and 1000 sccm. The current–voltage characteristics were recorded.The pressure at the end of the BHC was measured with a miniaturized pressure transducer with varying volumetric flow rate and axial position of the capillary in the hollow cathode. To characterize the ignition behaviour of the system, the measured breakdown voltages were compared with phenomenological Paschen curves calculated from the pressure data.Optical emission spectroscopy was used to examine the origins of the light emission, comparing the glow mode and hollow cathode mode in particular.A high-speed camera recorded some plasma processes. A mounting with an indium tin oxide coated glass was used to observe the inner volume of the BHC along the longitudinal axis, while the plasma was operated with different parameters. The optical observations revealed an inhomogeneous plasma condition along the axis.

D Hoffmann; M Müller; D Petkow; G Herdrich; S Lein

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Visual Outcome and Tumor Control After Conformal Radiotherapy for Patients With Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma  

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Purpose: Optic nerve sheath meningioma (ONSM) is a rare tumor that almost uniformly leads to visual dysfunction and even blindness without intervention. Because surgical extirpation carries a high risk of postoperative blindness, vision-sparing treatment strategies are desirable. Methods and Materials: We retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of 25 patients (25 optic nerves) with ONSM, treated at a single institution with conformal fractionated radiotherapy by either stereotactic photon or proton radiation. Primary endpoints were local control and visual acuity. Results: The patients presented with symptoms of visual loss (21) or orbital pain (3) or were incidentally diagnosed by imaging (3). The mean age was 44 years, and 64% were female patients. The indication for treatment was the development or progression of symptoms. Of the patients, 13 were treated with photons, 9 were treated with protons, and 3 received a combination of photons and protons. The median dose delivered was 50.4 gray equivalents (range, 45-59.4 gray equivalents). Median follow-up after radiotherapy was 30 months (range, 3-168 months), with 3 patients lost to follow-up. At most recent follow-up, 21 of 22 patients (95%) had improved (14) or stable (7) visual acuity. One patient had worsened visual acuity after initial postirradiation improvement. Of the 22 patients, 20 (95%) had no radiographic progression. Three patients had evidence of asymptomatic, limited retinopathy on ophthalmologic examination, and one had recurrent ONSM 11 years after treatment. Conclusions: Highly conformal, fractionated radiation therapy for symptomatic primary ONSM provides tumor control and improvement in visual function in most cases, with minimal treatment-induced morbidity. Longer follow-up is needed to assess the durability of tumor control and treatment-related late effects.

Arvold, Nils D., E-mail: narvold@partners.or [Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Lessell, Simmons [Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA (United States); Bussiere, Marc; Beaudette, Kevin [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Rizzo, Joseph F. [Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Loeffler, Jay S.; Shih, Helen A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated performance of an automated venetian blind/electric lighting system in a full-scale office environment  

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Comprehensive results are presented from a fill-scale testbed of a prototype automated venetian blind lighting system installed in two unoccupied, private offices in Oakland, California. The dynamic system balanced daylight against solar heat gains in real-time, to reduce perimeter zone energy use and to increase comfort. This limited proof-of-concept test was designed to work out practical ''bugs'' and refine design details to increase cost effectiveness and acceptability of this innovative technology for real-world applications. We present results from 14 months of tuning the system design and monitoring energy performance and control system operations. For this southeast-facing office, we found that 1-22% lighting energy savings, 13-28% cooling load reductions, and 13-28% peak cooling load reductions can be achieved by the dynamic system under clear sky and overcast conditions year round, compared to a static, partly closed blind with the same optimized daylighting control system. These energy savings increase if compared to conventional daylighting controls with manually-operated blinds. Monitored data indicated that the control system met design objectives under all weather conditions to within 10% for at least 90% of the year. A pilot human factors study indicated that some of our default control settings should be adjusted to increase user satisfaction. With these adjustments, energy savings will decrease. The final prototype design yielded a 10-year simple payback for this site. If mechanical system downsizing opportunities and qualitative improvements to worker's comfort are included, this innovative technology could be more cost effective. Marketing information for commercializing this technology is given.

DiBartolomeo, D.L.; Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, S.E.; Vine, E.L.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Astronomy: Lowering Sights in the Infrared  

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... Imperial College, London, into a fully-equipped instrument has now been passed by the Astronomy Policy and Grants Committee of the Science Research Council. In this way an infrared ... Science Research Council. In this way an infrared telescope that is able to do valuable astronomy from a site with good seeing conditions could be available to British astronomers by next ...

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PROBING QUASAR SIGHT LINES IN THREE DIMENSIONS  

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with the spatial resolution in our datasets. For the sub-DLA galaxy towards PHL 1226, we determine a solar abundance in the emission region using strong line diagnostics. We discuss the possible presence

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Re-wired for sight and sound  

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... The fact that the rewiring of the visual cortex to process audio signals was so targeted — that the area specifically associated with visual motion was rewired ... was so targeted — that the area specifically associated with visual motion was rewired for audio motion — suggests that the brain rewiring is very “efficient”, says Saenz. “ ...

Jim Schnabel

2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Primary Patient Data  

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Primary patient data are those obtained from the original data source – all documentation in the patient' ... hospital reports, daily ward census etc. Primary data are usually detailed, poorly structu...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling patient states in intensive care patients  

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Extensive bedside monitoring in hospital Intensive Care Units (ICU) has resulted in a deluge of information on patient physiology. Consequently, clinical decision makers have to reason with data that is simultaneously large ...

Kshetri, Kanak Bikram

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of inhomogeneous static magnetic field-exposure on patients with erosive gastritis: a randomized, self- and placebo-controlled, double-blind, single centre, pilot study  

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...to the SMF producing generator, but the magnetic material inside the generator was not magnetized...device. Sham magnetic induction corresponded to the...of either SMF or sham generator on the tissue was about...of SMF with magnetic induction below 8 T in human trials...

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Artificial Retina Implant Patient Stories  

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Interviews with Artificial Retina Recipients Interviews with Artificial Retina Recipients Image of Mr. R Mr. R: Argus II recipient (Italy) You Tube video (2012; 2011 implantee) Image of Mr. F Mr. F: Argus II recipient (Italy) You Tube video (2012; 2011 implantee) Image of Mr. P Mr. P: Argus II recipient (France) You Tube video (2012; 2009 implantee) Image of Mr. K Mr. K: Argus II recipient (England) You Tube video (2012; 2009 implantee) Image promoting Mail Online Article Peter L.: Blind man fitted with 'bionic eye' sees for first time in 30 years Mail Online (UK) (2009) Image promoting Mail Online Article Barbara C .: Blind U.S. woman has experimental electronic eye implant CNN video and article (2009) NDTV video and article (2009) Image promoting BBC story Ron: The man with the bionic eye BBC Video and article (2009)

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Recently reported sightings of ball lightning: observations collected by correspondence and Russian and Ukrainian sightings  

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...Lightning strike near nose of aircraft Jim Mills (commercial airline pilot, Alaska Airlines...after a thunderstorm. It was sunny, no wind, rather hot--about 30 C. During the...with a rain shower. There was a strong wind with air temperature 2223 C. My grandmother...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secondary Patient Data  

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Secondary patient data are derived from primary data – including disease and procedure indexes, health care statistics, and disease registries. Secondary data are created in a highly standardize...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1718 IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 16, NO. 7, JULY 2004 Solar-Blind AlGaN-Based p-i-n Photodiodes With  

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-i-n Photodiodes With Low Dark Current and High Detectivity N. Biyikli, I. Kimukin, O. Aytur, and E. Ozbay Abstract--We report solar-blind Al Ga1 N-based heterojunc- tion p-i-n photodiodes with low dark current and high. Index Terms--AlGaN, dark current, detectivity, heterostruc- ture, high-performance, p-i-n photodiode

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Solar passive ceiling system. Final report. [Passive solar heating system with venetian blind reflectors and latent heat storage in ceiling  

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The construction of a 1200 square foot building, with full basement, built to be used as a branch library in a rural area is described. The primary heating source is a passive solar system consisting of a south facing window system. The system consists of: a set of windows located in the south facing wall only, composed of double glazed units; a set of reflectors mounted in each window which reflects sunlight up to the ceiling (the reflectors are similar to venetian blinds); a storage area in the ceiling which absorbs the heat from the reflected sunlight and stores it in foil salt pouches laid in the ceiling; and an automated curtain which automatically covers and uncovers the south facing window system. The system is totally passive and uses no blowers, pumps or other active types of heat distribution equipment. The building contains a basement which is normally not heated, and the north facing wall is bermed four feet high around the north side.

Schneider, A.R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Pilot Study of Cerebral Blood Flow Patterns Employing SPECT Imaging in  

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SPECT Imaging in Dental Postsurgical Pain Patients With and Without Pain Relief Andrew B. Newberg, MD1 Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 2 Department of Oral Surgery and Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental

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08/15/2006 04:41 PM A SWAN to guide blind people | Emerging Technology Trends | ZDNet.com Page 1 of 3http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/index.php?p=323  

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of 3http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/index.php?p=323 Education IT Government IT blogs Emerging;08/15/2006 04:41 PM» A SWAN to guide blind people | Emerging Technology Trends | ZDNet.com Page 2 of 3http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/index.php

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Patienters upplevelse av stroke; Patients´experience of stroke.  

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?? Stroke är en av våra stora folksjukdomar som drabbar cirka 30 000 människor varje år.Strokedrabbade patienter kommer i kontakt med hälso- och sjukvården och… (more)

Khallafi, Lamia

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Culture Shock — Patient as Icon, Icon as Patient  

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...taught, and yet residents seem to have learned it no matter where in the United States they trained. The patient is still at the center, but more as an icon for another entity clothed in binary garments: the "iPatient." Often, emergency room personnel have already scanned, tested, and diagnosed, so that... Dr. Abraham Verghese discusses the problem with a “chart as surrogate for the patient” approach. He believes that if one eschews the skilled and repeated examination of the real patient, then tests, consultations, and procedures that might not be needed ...

Verghese A.

2008-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The Front Lines of Patient Safety  

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patient safety · Incident Reporting · Root Cause Analysis · FMEA · Culture of Patient Safety Survey

Soloveichik, David

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The CSULB Mobile Science Museum: Sights and sounds of science  

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In 1980 a 27?ft recreational vehicle was adapted to carry interactive science displays to local schools and community groups. This Mobile Science Museum (MSM) exhibits as many as 40 individual hands?on displays both inside as well as on tables directly outside the vehicle. University science students serve as docents and pass on their enthusiasm for science while providing role models for young visitors. Most displays are borrowed from university science teaching and research laboratories while others are developed and fabricated by faculty staff and students. Topics found to be particularly effective for presentation in the hands?on mode include sound light and marine biology. Far more schools request visits by the MSM than can be served within current budgetary constraints. While this project is supported by CSULB School of Natural Sciences the majority of the operating budget comes from other sources of funding including companies specializing in science and technology school districts parent/teacher associations and private individuals.

Michael S. Schaadt

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Higgs Boson: Is the End in Sight?  

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This summer perhaps while you were lounging around the pool in the blistering heat the blogosphere was buzzing about data taken at the Large Hadron Collider1 at CERN. The buzz reached a crescendo in the first week of July when both Fermilab and CERN announced the results of their searches for the Higgs boson. Hard data confronted a theory nearly half a century old and the theory survived.

Don Lincoln

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep Repositories: Out of Sight, Out of Terrorists' Reach  

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...civilian nuclear power plants will be loaded...heat of the nuclear material...relentless attack by moisture...The risks we face from terrorism and nuclear...civilian nuclear power plants will be...heat of the nuclear material...relentless attack by moisture...radionuclides. The risks we face from terrorism and nuclear...

Richard Stone

2004-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep Repositories: Out of Sight, Out of Terrorists' Reach  

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...civilian nuclear power plants will be loaded...heat of the nuclear material...relentless attack by moisture...terrorist attacks have highlighted...The risks we face from terrorism and nuclear proliferation are...abandon nuclear power, the repositories...and Global Security. If the fire...built this plant, we thought...

Richard Stone

2004-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Japan sets sights on solar power from space  

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... night-time — has been a dream for decades in both the United States and Japan. But the costs of developing it has meant that support has waxed and waned ... it has meant that support has waxed and waned over the years. Now, however, Japan has a new sense of mission. In June, it released a national space plan ...

David Cyranoski

2009-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Sharing and navigating 360° videos and maps in sight surfers  

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Video allows to capture and present events and scenarios with great authenticity, realism and emotional impact, and it is becoming a pervasive medium; while increasingly users are enjoying and technology is supporting, capturing, sharing and accessing ... Keywords: 360°, art, culture, design, entertainment, hypervideo, immersion, interactive video, maps, movies, navigation, sharing, sightseeing, synchronization, user experience

Gonçalo Noronha; Carlos Álvares; Teresa Chambel

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APPROXIMATE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF WIRELESS ULTRAVIOLET LINKS Zhengyuan Xu  

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, the solar radiation observed outside the atmosphere shows a wavelength- dependent energy distribution due. INDEX TERMS Ultraviolet, line of sight, non-line of sight, link budget, solar blind. 1. INTRODUCTION advantages [8], such as huge unli- censed bandwidth, low-power and miniaturized transceiver, higher power

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Category:OutPatient | Open Energy Information  

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OutPatient OutPatient Jump to: navigation, search Go Back to PV Economics By Building Type Media in category "OutPatient" The following 77 files are in this category, out of 77 total. SVOutPatient Bismarck ND Montana-Dakota Utilities Co (North Dakota).png SVOutPatient Bismarck ... 72 KB SVOutPatient International Falls MN Northern States Power Co (Minnesota) Excel Energy.png SVOutPatient Internati... 87 KB SVOutPatient LA CA City of Los Angeles California (Utility Company).png SVOutPatient LA CA Cit... 91 KB SVOutPatient Memphis TN City of Memphis Tennessee (Utility Company).png SVOutPatient Memphis T... 66 KB SVOutPatient Minneapolis MN Northern States Power Co (Minnesota) Excel Energy.png SVOutPatient Minneapol... 87 KB SVOutPatient Minot ND Montana-Dakota Utilities Co (North Dakota).png

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Blind Test 2 calculations for two in-line model wind turbines where the downstream turbine operates at various rotational speeds  

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Abstract In this paper we report on the results of the Blind Test 2 workshop, organized by Norcowe and Nowitech in Trondheim, Norway in October 2012. This workshop was arranged in order to find out how well wind turbine simulation models perform when applied to two turbines operating in line. Modelers with a suitable code were given boundary conditions of a wind tunnel test performed in the large wind tunnel facility at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, at NTNU Trondheim, where two almost identical model turbines with a diameter of about 0.9?m had been tested under various operating conditions. A detailed geometry specification of the models could be downloaded and the modelers were invited to submit the calculation without knowing the experimental results in advance. Nine different contributions from eight institutions were received, representing a wide range of simulation models, such as a LES coupled with an actuator line rotor model, RANS using an actuator disc, U-RANS models applied to fully resolved turbine model geometries, as well as a vortex panel method. The comparison showed a larger than expected scatter on the performance calculation of the upstream turbine (±20%), and an even higher uncertainty for the downstream turbine, especially at operating conditions close to the runaway point. The modelers were requested to document the wake development downstream of the second turbine, the development behind the first turbine had been the challenge for a previous blind test (see Krogstad and Eriksen [17]). Mean flow calculations reported at X = 1D downstream of the second turbine showed that the models which fully resolved boundary layers on the rotor surface performed best. Including the tower and the hub in the simulation improved the accuracy of the predictions and is essential in capturing the important asymmetries that develop in the wake. These turbine details strongly influence the development near the center of the wake, but are often omitted in simulations in order to incorporate simplifying symmetry conditions in the calculations. Further from the rotor, at X = 4D, the LES simulations coupled to actuator line rotor models performed well and were able to capture the main features of the mean and turbulent flows, while RANS models using actuator disc models showed limitations especially in predicting correctly the turbulent kinetic energy.

Fabio Pierella; Per-Åge Krogstad; Lars Sætran

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Educational inequalities in patient-centred care: patients' preferences and experiences  

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The educational level of patients is directly related to the degree of importance attributed to specific aspects of patient-centred care, with higher educated patients finding these aspects more important than less educated patients.

Jany Rademakers; Diana Delnoij; Jessica Nijman; Dolf de Boer

2012-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Acute Ischemic Stroke in a Pediatric Patient  

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congenital vascular disease, sickle cell disease, metabolicof recurrent stroke. Sickle cell disease patients have a 40%

Gorchynski, Julie A; Herrick, John; Cortes, Edgar L

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lifestyle Questionnaire Patient Name:______________________________________ Date:_________________  

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for your visual needs. It is important that you understand that many patients still need to wear glasses sports, watching television) ___ Prefer no Distance glasses. ___ I wouldn't mind wearing Distance glasses no Mid-range glasses. ___ I wouldn't mind wearing Mid-range glasses. Near vision: (reading books

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Big Data and Patient Care  

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......It would be na ve to think political will can reverse decades of...hospital performance and at risk patients. To truly transform...trends across a population, at risks groups can be identified and...from undermining the case for investment in big data technology, budget......

Justin Whatling

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oral Mucositis Prevention By Low-Level Laser Therapy in Head-and-Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy: A Phase III Randomized Study  

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Purpose: Oral mucositis is a major complication of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in head-and-neck cancer patients. Low-level laser (LLL) therapy is a promising preventive therapy. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of LLL therapy to decrease severe oral mucositis and its effect on RT interruptions. Methods and Materials: In the present randomized, double-blind, Phase III study, patients received either gallium-aluminum-arsenide LLL therapy 2.5 J/cm{sup 2} or placebo laser, before each radiation fraction. Eligible patients had to have been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma or undifferentiated carcinoma of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, or metastases to the neck with an unknown primary site. They were treated with adjuvant or definitive CRT, consisting of conventional RT 60-70 Gy (range, 1.8-2.0 Gy/d, 5 times/wk) and concurrent cisplatin. The primary endpoints were the oral mucositis severity in Weeks 2, 4, and 6 and the number of RT interruptions because of mucositis. The secondary endpoints included patient-reported pain scores. To detect a decrease in the incidence of Grade 3 or 4 oral mucositis from 80% to 50%, we planned to enroll 74 patients. Results: A total of 75 patients were included, and 37 patients received preventive LLL therapy. The mean delivered radiation dose was greater in the patients treated with LLL (69.4 vs. 67.9 Gy, p = .03). During CRT, the number of patients diagnosed with Grade 3 or 4 oral mucositis treated with LLL vs. placebo was 4 vs. 5 (Week 2, p = 1.0), 4 vs. 12 (Week 4, p = .08), and 8 vs. 9 (Week 6, p = 1.0), respectively. More of the patients treated with placebo had RT interruptions because of mucositis (6 vs. 0, p = .02). No difference was detected between the treatment arms in the incidence of severe pain. Conclusions: LLL therapy was not effective in reducing severe oral mucositis, although a marginal benefit could not be excluded. It reduced RT interruptions in these head-and-neck cancer patients, which might translate into improved CRT efficacy.

Gouvea de Lima, Aline [Departamento de Radiologia, Disciplina de Oncologia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Villar, Rosangela Correa [Instituto de Radiologia, Servico de Radioterapia, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Castro, Gilberto de, E-mail: gilberto.castro@usp.br [Department of Clinical Oncology, Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Antequera, Reynaldo [Divisao de Odontologia, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Gil, Erlon; Rosalmeida, Mauro Cabral [Instituto de Radiologia, Servico de Radioterapia, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Federico, Miriam Hatsue Honda; Snitcovsky, Igor Moises Longo [Departamento de Radiologia, Disciplina de Oncologia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dr. Yoram Tal Color Blindness  

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. A females likes them dark. If she mates with one and finds another with a darker breast, she'll bolt. "For bigger horns or giant tusks -- serves to indicate overall suitability for reproduction. The dark red on Keeping Control of Web New 'Biological' Robots Build Themselves People Respond to Computer's Flattery

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Oral complications in cancer patients  

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Ionizing radiation used in treating the head and neck area produces oral side effects such as mucositis, salivary changes, trismus and radiation caries. Sequelae of cancer chemotherapy often include oral stomatitis, myelosuppression and immunosuppression. Infections of dental origin in compromised patients are potentially lethal. Specific programs to eliminate dental pathology before radiation and chemotherapy, and to maintain oral hygiene during and after therapy, will minimize these complications.

Carl, W.

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The discriminative power of patient experience surveys  

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Comparisons of patient experiences between providers are increasingly used as an index of performance. The present study describes the ability of patient experience surveys to discriminate between healthcare p...

Dolf de Boer; Diana Delnoij; Jany Rademakers

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Downloads & Patient Materials - HPMC Occupational Health Services  

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Materials Health Education & Wellness Downloads & Patient Materials Ergonomics Fitness & Exercise Men's Health Nutrition Women's Health Health & Productivity Health Calculators &...

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Gout diagnosis possible for rheumatoid arthritis patients  

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...medwireNews: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients can develop gout, say researchers who believe changes in treatment...

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Removable partial overdentures for the irradiated patient  

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Patients who have received radiotherapy to the head and neck area must avoid dental extractions and seek simplicity in treatment and home care follow-up. For partially edentulous patients, removable partial overdenture therapy can fulfill these goals while maintaining the high level of function and aesthetics desired by patients.11 references.

Rosenberg, S.W. (New York Univ. School of Dentistry, NY (USA))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rationale and design of a multicenter randomized clinical trial with memantine and dextromethorphan in ketamine-responder patients  

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Abstract The N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor plays an important role in central sensitization of neuropathic pain and N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonists, such as ketamine, memantine and dextromethorphan may be used for persistent pain. However, ketamine cannot be repeated too often because of its adverse events. A drug relay would be helpful in the outpatient to postpone or even cancel the next ketamine infusion. This clinical trial evaluates if memantine and/or dextromethorphan given as a relay to ketamine responders may maintain or induce a decrease of pain intensity and have a beneficial impact on cognition and quality of life. This trial is a multi-center, randomized, controlled and single-blind clinical study (NCT01602185). It includes 60 ketamine responder patients suffering from neuropathic pain. They are randomly allocated to memantine, dextromethorphan or placebo. After ketamine infusion, 60 patients received either memantine (maximal dose 20 mg/day), or dextromethorphan (maximal dose 90 mg/day), or placebo for 12 weeks. The primary endpoint is pain measured on a (0–10) Numeric Rating Scale 1 month after inclusion. Secondary outcomes include assessment of neuropathic pain, sleep, quality of life, anxiety/depression and cognitive function at 2 and 3 months. Data analysis is performed using mixed models and the tests are two-sided, with a type I error set at ? = 0.05. This study will explore if oral memantine and/or dextromethorphan may be a beneficial relay in ketamine responders and may diminish ketamine infusion frequency. Preservation of cognitive function and quality of life is also a central issue that will be analyzed in these vulnerable patients.

Gisèle Pickering; Bruno Pereira; Véronique Morel; Florence Tiberghien; Elodie Martin; Fabienne Marcaillou; Pascale Picard; Noémie Delage; Géraldine de Montgazon; Marc Sorel; Delphine Roux; Claude Dubray

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silver Clear Nylon Dressing is Effective in Preventing Radiation-Induced Dermatitis in Patients With Lower Gastrointestinal Cancer: Results From a Phase III Study  

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Purpose: For patients with anal canal and advanced rectal cancer, chemoradiation therapy is a curative modality or an important adjunct to surgery. Nearly all patients treated with chemoradiation experience some degree of radiation-induced dermatitis (RID). Prevention and effective treatment of RID, therefore, is of considerable clinical relevance. The present phase III randomized trial compared the efficacy of silver clear nylon dressing (SCND) with that of standard skin care for these patients. Methods and Materials: A total of 42 rectal or anal canal cancer patients were randomized to either a SCND or standard skin care group. SCND was applied from Day 1 of radiation therapy (RT) until 2 weeks after treatment completion. In the control arm, sulfadiazine cream was applied at the time of skin dermatitis. Printed digital photographs taken 2 weeks prior to, on the last day, and two weeks after the treatment completion were scored by 10 blinded readers, who used the common toxicity scoring system for skin dermatitis. Results: The radiation dose ranged from 50.4 to 59.4 Gy, and there were no differences between the 2 groups. On the last day of RT, when the most severe RID occurs, the mean dermatitis score was 2.53 (standard deviation [SD], 1.17) for the standard and 1.67 (SD, 1.2; P=.01) for the SCND arm. At 2 weeks after RT, the difference was 0.39 points in favor of SCND (P=.39). There was considerable intraclass correlation among the 10 observers. Conclusions: Silver clear nylon dressing is effective in reducing RID in patients with lower gastrointestinal cancer treated with combined chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Niazi, Tamim M. [Segal Cancer Centre, Department of Radiation Oncology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University (Canada)] [Segal Cancer Centre, Department of Radiation Oncology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University (Canada); Vuong, Te, E-mail: tvuong@jgh.mcgill.ca [Segal Cancer Centre, Department of Radiation Oncology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University (Canada)] [Segal Cancer Centre, Department of Radiation Oncology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University (Canada); Azoulay, Laurant [Department of Epidemiology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University (Canada)] [Department of Epidemiology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University (Canada); Marijnen, Corrie [Department of Clinical Oncology, Leiden University Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Clinical Oncology, Leiden University Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Bujko, Kryzstof [Department of Radiotherapy, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre, Warsaw (Poland)] [Department of Radiotherapy, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre, Warsaw (Poland); Nasr, Elie [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital (Lebanon)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital (Lebanon); Lambert, Christine; Duclos, Marie; Faria, Sergio; David, Marc [Department of Radiation Oncology, Montreal-General-Hospital, McGill University, Montreal (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Montreal-General-Hospital, McGill University, Montreal (Canada); Cummings, Bernard [Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto (Canada)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Noise-Enhanced Balance Control in Patients with Diabetes and Patients with Stroke  

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Noise-Enhanced Balance Control in Patients with Diabetes and Patients with Stroke Attila A with stroke, resulting in diminished motor performance. Recently, it has been shown that input noise can-standing balance control in 15 patients with diabetic neuropathy and 15 patients with stroke. Sway data of 12

Collins, James J.

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Current Concepts: Weaning Patients from the Ventilator  

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...neurologic ICUs. Patients who require reintubation have an increased risk of death, a prolonged hospital stay, and a decreased likelihood of returning home, as compared with patients in whom discontinuation of mechanical ventilation is successful. Thus, it is essential that critical care physicians identify... In the United States, almost 800,000 patients who are hospitalized each year require mechanical ventilation.1 This estimate excludes neonates, and there is little doubt that mechanical ventilation will be increasingly used as the number of patients 65 ...

McConville J.F.; Kress J.P.

2012-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Patients' Role in Accountable Care Organizations  

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...Practice Demonstration project, patients who receive the majority of their care from participating providers have been assigned to an ACO through "invisible enrollment," with no prospective notification and sometimes no awareness by the patients that they're associated with an ACO. But a provider-based... An accountable care organization (ACO) model that does not attend to the way patients seek care may fail to achieve its cost-saving and quality goals and may give rise to a backlash. Policymakers should focus on creating incentives to build patients' loyalty to an ACO.

Sinaiko A.D.; Rosenthal M.B.

2010-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Competency Patient Care Sub Domain Procedures  

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Competency Patient Care Sub Domain Procedures Learning Objective Understands informed consent and performs uncomplicated procedures on patients or in simulation Milestones Year I Year II Year III Year IV Mid End Mid End Mid End Mid End · Defines elements of informed consent for procedures · Explains

Leistikow, Bruce N.

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FY 2010 Performance Goals Artificial Retina Project  

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10 Performance Goals 10 Performance Goals 2010 Annual Goal: Advance blind patient sight: Initiate preclinical studies of 200+ electrode implantable device. Complete specification for 1000+ pixel device. Performance Goal/Annual Target Quarter Quarter Goal Quarterly Results: Yes or No? 1st Quarter Design verification of subsystems for preclinical 200+ system. Goal Met. The design verification of the subsystems for the preclinical 200+ system has been completed. The thin film electrode array and the demultiplexer which were updated based on the A - 60 clinical trials have been fabricated and successfully tested. 2nd Quarter Assembly of preclinical 200+ systems. Goal Met. The assembly of the components including the thin film electrode array and the electronics package for a Preclinical 200+ system has been completed. Initial functional testing has verified that wireless power and telemetry was transmitted and received from the Preclinical 200+ system.

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FY 2009 Performance Goals Artificial Retina Project  

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FY 2009 Performance Goals FY 2009 Performance Goals 2009 Annual Goal: Advance blind patient sight. FY09: Complete in vitro/benchtop development of implantable 200+ electrode prototype. 2009 Annual Goal Met: The bench-top development of an implantable 200+ electrode prototype has been completed. All the components of the 200+ electrode prototype have been integrated and characterized. Performance Goal/Annual Target Quarter Quarter Goal Quarterly Results: Yes or No? 1st Quarter Build electronics module for implantable active A-200+ system Goal Met. The electronics module for an implantable active A-200+ system was assembled and tested. It is a key component required to fabricate the active A-200+ prototype system. 2nd Quarter Complete fabrication of active A - 200+ Prototype system

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Neurosyphilis in HIV-infected patients  

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To determine the prevalence and the clinical and serological findings of neurosyphilis in HIV-infected patients,Treponema pallidum hemagglutination (TPHA) tests, CD4+ lymphocyte counts and determination of rapid ...

J. Bordón; C. Martinez-Vázquez; M. Alvarez…

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dental orthopantomography: survey of patient dose  

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Absorbed dose to specific regions of the head and neck during dental orthopantomography with various commercial units was assessed using a Rando ''standard man'' phantom and TLD-100 LiF dosimeters. Relevance to patient protection is discussed.

Bartolotta, A.; Calenda, E.; Calicchia, A.; Indovina, P.L.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Knowledge discovery from doctor-patient relationship  

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The relationship between doctors and their patients is gaining more and more importance in the health care providing. It determines the compliance of the treatment and a part of the curative process. In the psychiatry the therapeutic relationship has ...

Jesus S. Aguilar-Ruiz; Raquel Costa; Federico Divina

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EMS Patients Receive More Rapid Care than Ambulatory Patients for Acute Stroke  

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Ambulatory Patients for Acute Stroke Asia Fredrickson, MSII;the time of onset of acute stroke (CVA) to the time of the

Fredrickson, Asia; Fernandez, Marissa; Shapiro, Sharon; Henderson, Sean O

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Upgrades to Alabama Trauma Center Help Improve Patient...  

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recouped in just over three years. The hospital is reinvesting the savings into patient care, allowing them to hire and retain additional employees to serve patients more...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - affect patient satisfaction Sample Search...  

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satisfaction. Conversely, dissatisfaction in sicker patients (psychosocial... patients' health status, patients' satisfaction with care, and their physicians' communication as...

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Survey of Threats and Assaults by Patients on Psychiatry Residents  

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The authors sought to determine the prevalence of threats and assaults by patients on psychiatry residents,...

Yael Dvir M.D.; Emiko Moniwa M.D.; Holly Crisp-Han M.D.…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Was the Patient Cured? Understanding Semantic Categories and Their Relationships in Patient Records  

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In this thesis, we detail an approach to extracting key information in medical discharge summaries. Starting with a narrative patient report, we first identify and remove information that compromises privacy (de-identifi ...

Sibanda, Tawanda Carleton

2006-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Was the patient cured? : understanding semantic categories and their relationship in patient records  

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In this thesis, we detail an approach to extracting key information in medical discharge summaries. Starting with a narrative patient report, we first identify and remove information that compromises privacy (de-identification); ...

Sibanda, Tawanda Carleton

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What Do Patients Want? Survey of Patient Desires for Education in an Urban University Hospital  

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waiting room video about what to expect during an emergencyO riginal R esearch What Do Patients Want? Survey of Patientpatients a video explaining what to expect during an ED

Seibert, Thomas; Veazey, Kathryn; Leccese, Paul; Druck, Jeffrey

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Educational inequalities in patient-centred care: patients' preferences and experiences  

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Educational attainment is strongly related to specific health outcomes. The pathway in which individual patient-provider interactions contribute to (re)producing these inequalities has yet to be studied. In th...

Jany Rademakers; Diana Delnoij; Jessica Nijman…

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Individualized patient-centered lifestyle recommendations: An expert system for communicating patient specific cardiovascular risk information  

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City, IA 52242, USA c Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Lipid Research Clinic, University lifestyle using an independent dataset, show that the optimal individualized patient- centered lifestyle% of energy, cholesterol intake energy

Street, Nick

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Current Concepts: Care of Patients with Ascites  

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...hemodynamically beneficial in patients with tense ascites, contrary to medical folklore. Simple 16-to-18-gauge disposable metal needles connected by phlebotomy tubing to vacuum bottles can be used for therapeutic paracentesis; trocars that leave a defect in the abdominal wall requiring a suture for closure... Ascites is the pathologic accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. The condition develops most frequently as part of the decompensation of previously asymptomatic chronic liver disease (Table 1). Ascites is the most common complication of such ...

Runyon B.A.

1994-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The European Medicines Agency Review of Eribulin for the Treatment of Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer: Summary of the Scientific Assessment of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use  

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...received available standard therapy prior to...duration by independent review of 4.2 months compared...a risk management plan identifying relevant...the best available standard treatment as comparator...blinded independent review (HR = 0.865...blinded independent review led to a large proportion...

Elias Pean; Sigrid Klaar; Eva Gil Berglund; Tomas Salmonson; Jeanett Borregaard; Kenneth F. Hofland; Jens Ersbøll; Eric Abadie; Rosa Giuliani; and Francesco Pignatti

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increased Visceral Fat Accumulation in Patients with Primary Gout  

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A cluster of several atherogenic risk factors, visceral fat accumulation was more increased in gout patients. In addition, visceral fat was more accumulated in gout patients who were overexcreters of uric acid .....

Sumio Takahashi; Tetsuya Yamamoto…

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Should Health Care Providers be Accountable for Patients’ Care Experiences?  

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Measures of patients’ care experiences are increasingly used as quality measures in accountability initiatives. As the prominence and financial impact of patient experience measures have increased, so too have...

Rebecca Anhang Price PhD; Marc N. Elliott PhD…

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Health literacy in patients dealing with gout: a qualitative study  

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The objective of this study was to explore the health literacy of patients dealing with gout and to understand perceptions that might account ... ULT). Semi-structured interviews involving patients with gout were...

Marloes van Onna; Elke Hinsenveld; Hein de Vries; Annelies Boonen

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNO Student Health Services Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities  

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health care program. UNO Student Health Services Human Performance Center Rm. 109 (504) 280-6387 wwwUNO Student Health Services Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Patient's Bill of Rights to the Health Service regarding its operations and the right to change caregivers for any reason. #12;Patient

Kulp, Mark

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hat is the Standardized Patient? The University of Windsor standardized  

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hat is the Standardized Patient? The University of Windsor standardized patient program developed out of a need to standardized case scenarios for evaluation in nursing. Since its inception, the program has evolved and standardized patients (SPs) are now included in nursing curriculum with first

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Argonne/iBIO Center partnership sets sights on new teaching methods...  

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Science teachers at Argonne explore the science of pressure and combustion using fire syringes to simulate pistons in combustion engines. Photo credit: Mark Lopez, Argonne National...

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Endoscopic capsule line-of-sight alignment by visual servoing M. Sfakiotakis1,2  

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,y,z,)Mechanical Simulator 2 Side view m1 1 m2 Controller Direction Cues pitch & yaw angles lumen coords Lumen Detection. In this setup, the system is capable of planar motion, where (in simplified terms) propulsion is adjusted via, there is significant cross-coupling between propulsion and steering, which complicates motion control of the system

Zabulis, Xenophon

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Measurement and Evaluation of Cloud free line of sight with Digital Whole Sky Imagers  

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by Lund and Shanklin are showing quite different behavior near the horizon, particularly in the presence

Buckingham, Michael

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The first measurement of temperature standard deviation along the line of sight in galaxy clusters  

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......value of the temperature standard deviation by using the...isothermal beta model (for a review, see Birkinshaw 1999...measurement of temperature standard deviation along the line...measure sigma, and we plan to provide a systematic...analysis of the temperature standard deviation in all clusters......

D. A. Prokhorov; S. Colafrancesco

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Celebrating Sightings --2008 A Publication of the University of Chicago Divinity School  

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. FRANKLIN 24 Collisions and Doubts MARTIN E. MARTY 25 Billy Graham's Final Crusade JAMES L. EVANS 26 Black MARTIN E. MARTY 29 Buddhists on the Brain DAN ARNOLD 30 The Future of New Orleans JAMES B. BENNETT 32 or Spectacle? CYNTHIA GANO LINDNER 36 Allah's Trailblazer R. JONATHAN MOORE 38 Watch Your Language MARTIN E

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Integration of angular rate sensors for line of sight stabilization systems  

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of integrating signals is provided. A comparison of the different methods applied to a particular system is also provided. It is shown that, in some cases, a simple parameter optimized filter can provide results almost as good as that of a filter. It is also...

Loe, Gregory Ross

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of design and operating speeds for crest vertical curves with limited sight distance  

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The Puerto Colon field is located in the Putumayo basin in southern Colombia, South America, and is operated by Empresa Colombiana de petroleos (ECOPETROL), which is the national oil company. The field produces from the Cretaceous sandstones...

Russell, Charles William

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Losing Sight of Ourselves: Applying Durkheim. Giddens, Baudrillard and Vaknin to Reality Television  

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the importance 7 of material objects and consumption patterns in defining one?s identity (Rose 1992, Andrejevic 2002, Pecora 2002, Philips 2005, Bullen 2009 & Tudor 2009). Anxiety becomes a characteristic of individuals as they are overwhelmed...? These questions plague the minds of many individuals in our society whether they consciously recognize them or not. Vincent Pecora clearly articulates how our society has increasingly become one focused on surveillance resulting in an ?orgy of capitalist self...

Collins, Megan Elizabeth

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of sight distance as a criterion for prioritizing rail-highway intersections in Texas  

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for its effects on the overall ranking of the rail-highway intersections. A state hazard index was chosen from a state-of-the-practice review with which to compare the current and revised Texas Priority Indices. Finally, the effectiveness of each...

Pecheux, Kelley Klaver

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of Sight Word Instruction Procedures for Children with Autism: Interspersed Trial Training  

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research topic and conducting applied research in general. Her expertise in and passion for the field of ABA are remarkable, and I learned much from each interaction with her. To the other members of my committee, Debra Kamps, Mike Wehmeyer, and Jomella... derived from interspersal procedures in the literature including incremental rehearsal (Burns, 2005; Volpe, Mulé, Briesch, Joseph, & Burns, 2011) and a drill sandwich (MacQuarrie et al. 2002). Because the influence of the other components of the teaching...

Gard, Melissa

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of "Sight and Spirituality in Early Netherlandish Painting." by Bret L. Rothstein,  

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and Child with Canon Joris van der Paele (c. 1434-36), and Virgin and Child with Chancellor Nicolas Rolin (c. 1435) and Petrus Christus?s Goldsmith in His Shop (c. 1449). In the first chapter on the Bladelin triptych, Rothstein argues that Van der Weyden... and not, in fact, a journalistic account of a naturally occurring scene. Chapter three discusses the value of style and images as social currency. By showing Nicolas Rolin, the Burgundian courtier, having a lucid vision of the Virgin and Child, Van Eyck...

Tokumitsu, Miya

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Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Killer Whale Sightings in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, Ecuador  

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of ENSO events have been reported in several locations (e.g. Monterey Bay, California; the Gulf of California; Magdalena Bay, Mexico; Bahia de la Paz, Mexico) and may affect the habitat use and community structure of cetaceans in the GMR (Flores... for identifying individual killer whales, social groups and residency in other populations, such as Alaska, the Eastern Tropical Pacific, and along the Northwest Pacific coast of North America (e. g. Dahlheim, 1997; Olson and Gerrodette, 2008, Durban et al...

Smith, Kerri

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On the accuracy of line-of-sight velocity measurements using telluric lines as reference lines  

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It is demonstrated that telluric lines H2O and O2 are displaced as much as 0.2 mÅ as the solar disk is being scanned. The temporal variations of such displacements have a quasi-periodic character.

N. I. Kobanov

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Out of sight but not out of mind: California refocuses on groundwater  

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using either stream- fed flood and furrow irrigation oris that during storms (or flood control releases) excess

Harter, Thomas; Dahlke, Helen E

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LOS ALAMOS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE JUNE 2012 1663Making Sense of Sight  

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has developed satellite technologies for space exploration and national security purposes, symbolizes our historic role in the nation's service. About the Logo: Laboratory Directed Research and De- velopment (LDRD) is a competitive, internal program by which Los Alamos National Laboratory is authorized

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Measuring patient activation in the Netherlands: translation and validation of the American short form Patient Activation Measure (PAM13)  

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The American short form Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a 13-item instrument which assesses patient (or consumer) self-reported knowledge, skills and confidence for self-management of one’s health or chron...

Jany Rademakers; Jessica Nijman; Lucas van der Hoek; Monique Heijmans…

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Flying blind: the making of EMF policy  

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...beformulated in this state ofconfusion? WHEN THE BOEING Company agreed in August to pay $500...case for worker's compen-sation, Boeing decided to settle this one out of court...EMF exposure. But whether Strom vs. Boeing is the beginning of a trend or just a...

R Pool

1990-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate and weather satellites going blind  

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By 2020, three-quarters of the US satellites used to monitor Earth's weather and climate could be out of action

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Research Article Blinded study determination of high  

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Senderowicz1 John P. Jakupciak2Ã? Catherine O'Connell2Ã? Alfred Rademaker3 Annelise E. Barron1 1 Northwestern

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Telemonitoring in Patients with Heart Failure  

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...coordinators identified patients hospitalized for heart failure in the previous 30 days. Exclusion criteria were residence in a long-term nursing home; inability to participate in the study protocol for any reason, including a low expected probability of survival for the next 6 months owing to conditions... Studies suggest that telemonitoring for outpatients with heart failure may improve outcomes. However, this trial indicates that neither death nor hospital readmission was affected by telemonitoring. The findings do not support its use in outpatients with heart failure.

Chaudhry S.I.; Mattera J.A.; Curtis J.P.

2010-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient |  

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Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient The purpose of this procedure is to provide guidance to EMS care providers for properly handling and packaging potentially radiologically contaminated patients. This procedure applies to Emergency Medical Service care providers who respond to a radioactive material transportation incident that involves potentially contaminated injuries. Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient.docx More Documents & Publications Pre-Hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material Radioactive Materials Transportation and Incident Response

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Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient |  

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Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient The purpose of this procedure is to provide guidance to EMS care providers for properly handling and packaging potentially radiologically contaminated patients. This procedure applies to Emergency Medical Service care providers who respond to a radioactive material transportation incident that involves potentially contaminated injuries. Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient.docx More Documents & Publications Pre-Hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient Medical Examiner/Coroner on the Handling of a Body/Human Remains that are Potentially Radiologically Contaminated

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acute relapse patients Sample Search Results  

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patients' age... transplantation can cure patients with therapy-related myelodysplas- tic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia... , HS) the relapsed patients were ... Source:...

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FIRST YEAR CLINIC ROTATIONS Inpatient unit Summary: to evaluate scheduled clinic and infusion center patients along with an attending provider. Patients seen... of all patients on...

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Patient preferences and acceptable risk for computed tomography in trauma  

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AbstractBackground Rising use of computed tomography (CT) to evaluate patients with trauma has increased both patient costs and risk of cancer from ionizing radiation, without demonstrable improvements in outcome. Patient-centred care mandates disclosure of the potential risks, costs and benefits of diagnostic testing whenever possible. Objective We sought to determine (1) patient preferences regarding emergency department (ED) real-time discussions of risks and costs of CT during their trauma evaluations; and (2) whether varying levels of odds of detection of life-threatening injury (LTI) were associated with changes in patient preferences for CT. Methods Excluding patients already receiving CT and patients with altered mental status, we surveyed adult, English-speaking patients at four Level I verified trauma centres. After informing subjects of cancer risks associated with chest CT, we used hypothetical scenarios with varying \\{LTIs\\} to assess patients’ preferences regarding CT. Results Of 941 patients enrolled, 50% were male and their mean age was 42 years. Most patients stated they would prefer to discuss CT radiation risks (73.5%, 95% CI [66.1–80.8]) and costs (53.2%, 95% CI [46.1–60.4]) with physicians. As the odds of detecting LTI decreased, preferences for receiving CT decreased accordingly: LTI 25% (desire 91.2%, 95% CI [89.4–93.1]), LTI 10% (desire 79.3%, 95% CI [76.7–81.9]), LTI 5% (desire 69.1%, 95% CI [66.1–72.1]) and LTI risks and costs of CT prior to receiving imaging. As the odds of detecting LTI decrease, fewer patients prefer to have CT; at an LTI threshold of 2%, approximately half of patients would prefer to forego CT. Adding out-of-pocket costs reduced this proportion to one-third of patients.

Robert M. Rodriguez; Tarann M. Henderson; Anne M. Ritchie; Mark I. Langdorf; Ali S. Raja; Eric Silverman; Joelle Schlang; Bryan Sloane; Clare E. Ronan; Craig L. Anderson; Brigitte M. Baumann

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Oral-dental concerns of the pediatric oncology patient  

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One of the main concerns of all disciplines in health care today is maintaining the patient's quality of life and comfort during cancer therapy. Oral complications resulting from radiation or chemotherapy can be expected in a large percentage of patients. Conducting a dental evaluation and performing treatment before therapy can help prevent or lessen potential complications. With preventive care and fewer infections, the patient will be able to communicate with friends and family, and optimum care and comfort can be provided.

Lawson, K.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can Big Pharma Behavior Change to Benefit Patients?  

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Professors Rosenberg and Chu will discuss how the behavior of large pharmaceutical companies can sometimes compromise the needs of patients. The behavior includes strategies for lobbying Congress, exploiting patent law, targeting large consumer markets, creating demand from patients, and influencing physicians. In some cases, this behavior has created ethical and legal problems. The talk will conclude with a discussion of possible ways to encourage changes that will benefit patients.

Rosenberg, Saul; Chu, Gilbert

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Does ethanol decrease the GCS in TBI patients?.  

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??Background: 20-50% of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are under the influence of ethanol at hospital admission. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is used… (more)

Gunstad, Per Ole Flaten

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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` University Pediatrics New Patient Referral/Consult Fax Form  

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` University Pediatrics New Patient Referral/Consult Fax Form Today's Date: ______________________ Person making referral: ___________________________ Referring Provider: ____________________ Race: ______________ Ethnicity: ________________ Reason for referral

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Current Concepts: Disclosing Harmful Medical Errors to Patients  

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...organizations, and legislators in the United States and other countries are moving to bridge the gap by developing standards, programs, and laws that encourage transparent communication with patients after harmful errors have been made. In the United States, the National Quality Forum (NQF), an organization... Historically, fear of malpractice litigation made clinicians cautious about informing patients when they made mistakes in their care. This article reviews recent efforts by regulators, hospitals, accreditation organizations, and legislators to encourage and facilitate discussions between health care providers and patients when patients are harmed by medical errors.

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2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Pre-hospital Time Measures for Acute Stroke Patients  

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Time Measures for Acute Stroke Patients Prasanthi Ramanujam,of California ,San Diego as having acute stroke by EMD,city paramedics or stroke neurologists transported to

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tabletop robot to aid in arm rehabilitation of stroke patients .  

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??The aim of this project was to design and build a tabletop robot that could move the arm of a patient with limited motor function… (more)

Shu, Yuan, 1983-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beyond Patient Health Escalating populations, expanding urban environments, poverty,  

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resistance, ozone depletion, asthma and heavy metal toxicity · The program also supports student and facultyBeyond Patient Health Escalating populations, expanding urban environments, poverty, pollution

Denham, Graham

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Comparing the effect of hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 with balanced crystalloid solution on mortality and kidney failure in patients with severe sepsis (6S - Scandinavian Starch for Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock trial): Study protocol, design and rationale for a double-blinded, randomised clinical trial  

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The independent Data Monitoring and Safety Committee - DMSC - will recommend pausing or stopping the...4 for details)

Anders Perner; Nicolai Haase; Jørn Wetterslev; Anders Åneman; Jyrki Tenhunen…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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John Dempsey Hospital John Dempsey Hospital Patient Safety Plan  

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, analysis and reduction of healthcare risk · Promotion of a culture of safety · Achievement of governmental1 John Dempsey Hospital John Dempsey Hospital Patient Safety Plan 2012-2013 Dates Revised: 11/2003, 6/2005, 7/2006, 7/2009, 10/2010, 9/2011, 10/03/2012 Reviewed/Approved: Hospital QRM /Patient Safety

Oliver, Douglas L.

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Prioritizing Burn-Injured Patients During a Disaster  

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The U.S. government has mandated that, in a catastrophic event, metropolitan areas need to be capable of caring for 50 burn-injured patients per million population. In New York City, this corresponds to 400 patients. There are currently 140 burn beds ... Keywords: disaster planning, healthcare, triage

Carri W. Chan; Linda V. Green; Yina Lu; Nicole Leahy; Roger Yurt

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Little patients, losing patience: pediatric cancer drug development  

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...limited numbers of patients, and limited political clout. How these factors intermesh to...treatments. Basic economics clearly favors investment in a treatment for 215, 990 adults yearly...using fewer patients, the increased risk of both type I and type II errors may...

Jessica Boklan

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coordinated Hospital Patient Scheduling Keith Decker and Jinjiang Li  

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Coordinated Hospital Patient Scheduling Keith Decker and Jinjiang Li Department of Computer and Information Sciences University of Delaware (decker,jli)@cis.udel.edu Abstract Hospital Patient Scheduling is an inherently distributed problem because of the way real hospitals are organized. As medical procedures have

Decker, Keith S.

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Tabletop robot to aid in arm rehabilitation of stroke patients  

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The aim of this project was to design and build a tabletop robot that could move the arm of a patient with limited motor function around on a table in any given trajectory to aid the patient in regaining function. The ...

Shu, Yuan, 1983-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feature importance analysis for patient management decisions Michal Valkoa  

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. Are pat- terns related to most recent patient history more important than the distant past? What features the results and con- clude. PCP Dataset Post-surgical cardiac patient (PCP) database is a database of de Center (UPMC) teaching hospitals. The entries in the database were populated from data from the MARS

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Peripheral Venous Access Ports: Outcomes Analysis in 109 Patients  

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Purpose: To perform a retrospective outcomes analysis of central venous catheters with peripheral venous access ports, with comparison to published data.Methods: One hundred and twelve central venous catheters with peripherally placed access ports were placed under sonographic guidance in 109 patients over a 4-year period. Ports were placed for the administration of chemotherapy, hyperalimentation, long-term antibiotic therapy, gamma-globulin therapy, and frequent blood sampling. A vein in the upper arm was accessed in each case and the catheter was passed to the superior vena cava or right atrium. Povidone iodine skin preparation was used in the first 65 port insertions. A combination of Iodophor solution and povidone iodine solution was used in the last 47 port insertions. Forty patients received low-dose (1 mg) warfarin sodium beginning the day after port insertion. Three patients received higher doses of warfarin sodium for preexistent venous thrombosis. Catheter performance and complications were assessed and compared with published data.Results: Access into the basilic or brachial veins was obtained in all cases. Ports remained functional for a total of 28,936 patient days. The port functioned in 50% of patients until completion of therapy, or the patient's expiration. Ports were removed prior to completion of therapy in 18% of patients. Eleven patients (9.9% of ports placed) suffered an infectious complication (0.38 per thousand catheter-days)-in nine, at the port implantation site, in two along the catheter. In all 11 instances the port was removed. Port pocket infection in the early postoperative period occurred in three patients (4.7%) receiving a Betadine prep vs two patients (4.2%) receiving a standard O.R. prep. This difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.9). Venous thrombosis occurred in three patients (6.8%) receiving warfarin sodium and in two patients (3%) not receiving warfarin sodium. This difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.6). Aspiration occlusion occurred in 13 patients (11.7%). Intracatheter urokinase was infused in eight of these patients and successfully restored catheter function in all but two instances. These complication rates are comparable to or better than those reported with chest ports.Conclusion: Peripheral ports for long-term central venous access placed by interventional radiologists in the interventional radiology suite are as safe and as effective as chest ports.

Bodner, Leonard J.; Nosher, John L.; Patel, Kaushik M.; Siegel, Randall L.; Biswal, Rajiv; Gribbin, Christopher E.; Tokarz, Robert [Department of Radiology, MEB 404, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0019 (United States)

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PRE-HOSPITAL PRACTICES FOR HANDLING A RADIOLOGICALLY CONTAMINATED PATIENT  

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Pre-hospital Practices for Handling a Pre-hospital Practices for Handling a Pre-hospital Practices for Handling a Pre-hospital Practices for Handling a Pre-hospital Practices for Handling a Pre-hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient Radiologically Contaminated Patient Radiologically Contaminated Patient Radiologically Contaminated Patient Radiologically Contaminated Patient DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER Viewing this video and completing the enclosed printed study material do not by themselves provide sufficient skills to safely engage in or perform duties related to emergency response to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. Meeting that goal is beyond the scope of this video and requires either additional specific areas of competency or more hours of training

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Subcutaneous Venous Port Implantation in Patients with Bilateral Breast Surgery  

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term follow-up results of subcutaneous venous ports implanted in patients with bilateral mastectomies. We retrospectively reviewed the hospital charts and the electronic database of 17 patients with bilateral mastectomies whom had venous port implantation in our interventional radiology suit. A total of 17 ports were implanted to the paramedian (n = 3) and anterolateral (standard; n = 12) chest wall, on the trapezius muscle (n = 1), and to the antecubital fossa (n = 1). The mean age was 48.29 years (range: 35-60 years). The mean time interval from time of surgery to port implantation was 34 months (range: 1-84 months). The mean follow-up time was 15 months (range: 7-39 months). Follow-up parameters and classification of the complications was defined according to the SIR guidelines. No procedure-related complication occurred. A single case of mild late infection was noted and the infection rate was 0.19/1000 catheter days. Infusion chemotherapy administration was still going on in eight patients. Two patients died during the follow-up and four patients were lost after 6 months. Port removal was performed in three patients at follow-up because of the end of treatment. One trapezius port and one paramedian port weres among the removed ports without any problem. Although we have a limited number of patients, port placement to the anterior chest wall, either paramedian or anterolateral, on the trapezius muscle or to the antecubital fossa depending on the extent of the bilateral breast surgeries that can be performed with low complication rates by a careful patient and anatomical location selection by involving the patients in the decision-making process. We believe that patient education and knowledge of possible complications have high importance in follow-up.

Peynircioglu, Bora, E-mail: borapeynir@gmail.com; Arslan, E. Bengi; Cil, Barbaros E.; Geyik, Serdar; Hazirolan, Tuncay [Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Konan, Ali [Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery (Turkey); Balkanci, Ferhun [Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Turkey)

2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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IntroductionIntroduction Mercury: Monitoring Patients with ParkinsonMercury: Monitoring Patients with Parkinson''s Diseases Disease  

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IntroductionIntroduction Mercury: Monitoring Patients with ParkinsonMercury: Monitoring Patients's Disease EvaluationEvaluation Mercury ArchitectureMercury Architecture Mercury is a wireless sensor network and disconnections Node Behavior Hardware PlatformHardware Platform Usage Scenario InternetInternet http://fiji.eecs.harvard.edu/Mercury

Chen, Yiling

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Up-titration of allopurinol in patients with gout  

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AbstractObjectives European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) gout management guidelines recommend achieving a target urate level gout patients who are prescribed allopurinol do not have urate levels optimally controlled. The objective of this analysis was to review the efficacy and tolerability of allopurinol up-titration in achieving the EULAR target levels. Method The Febuxostat versus Allopurinol Streamlined Trial (FAST) is an ongoing multi-centre study comparing the cardiovascular safety of febuxostat and allopurinol (target recruitment: 5706 patients). Recruited patients were already taking allopurinol and the protocol required up-titration of daily allopurinol dose, in 100 mg increments, to achieve the EULAR urate target level prior to randomisation. We reviewed pre-randomisation data from the first 400 recruited and subsequently randomised FAST patients. Results Of 400 patients, 144 (36%) had urate levels ?357 µmol/L at screening and required allopurinol up-titration. Higher urate levels were significantly associated with lower allopurinol dose, male sex, increased BMI, increased alcohol intake and diuretic use. Mean fall in urate levels after a single 100-mg dose increase was 71 µmol/L. The number of up-titrations required ranged from one to five (median = 1) with 65% of patients controlled after one 100-mg up-titration. Overall, 97% of up-titrated patients achieved target urate levels with median final allopurinol dose of 300 mg daily. Side effects and complications of up-titration were minimal. Conclusion Overall, 36% of FAST patients were not at target urate levels and required up-titration. Allopurinol up-titration was effective in achieving urate target levels and was generally well tolerated by patients.

Claudine G. Jennings; Isla S. Mackenzie; Rob Flynn; Ian Ford; George Nuki; Raffaele De Caterina; Philip L. Riches; Stuart H. Ralston; Thomas M. MacDonald

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Pre-Hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient |  

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Pre-Hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Pre-Hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient Pre-Hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient The purpose of this User's Guide is to provide instructors with an overview of the key points covered in the video. The Student Handout portion of this Guide is designed to assist the instructor in reviewing those points with students. The Student Handout should be distributed to students after the video is shown and the instructor should use the Guide to facilitate a discussion on key activities and duties at the scene. PRE-HOSPITAL PRACTICES FOR HANDLING A RADIOLOGICALLY CONTAMINATED PATIENT More Documents & Publications Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material Handling and Packaging a Potentially Radiologically Contaminated Patient

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Surface imaging for patient setup and monitoring for breast radiotherapy  

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Approximately one in eight women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. A promising new treatment is partial breast irradiation, in which multiple radiation beams cross at the tumor site within the patient. ...

Book, Lynn Novella

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced Plasma RNA Integrity in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients  

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...Imaging, Diagnosis, Prognosis Reduced Plasma RNA Integrity in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma...that cancer patients may have reduced plasma RNA integrity. In this study, we used...this hypothesis. Experimental Design: Plasma RNA integrity was determined using the...

Blenda C.K. Wong; K.C. Allen Chan; Anthony T.C. Chan; Sing-Fai Leung; Lisa Y.S. Chan; Katherine C.K. Chow; Y.M. Dennis Lo

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Observing Healthcare Interior Environments and the Effect on Patient Behavior  

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variables in the interior environments that have the greatest impact, whether positive or negative, on patients. The methods used to perform this research include: inspections of the facility, observations, and surveys. By combining all of these methods...

Rice, Courtney R.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting and molecular profiling cancer cells in patients  

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Although tumor cells obtained from human patients by surgical biopsy, image-guided intervention, blood draws or fluid drainage (paracentesis, thoracentesis) are a valuable source for analyzing tumor cells, conventional ...

Peterson, Vanessa M. (Vanessa Marie)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crohn's and Colitis Center Dedicated to caring for patients with  

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, and we treat patients of all ages, pediatric and adult. Our pediatric specialists help parents address, endoscopy, surgery, GI radiology, GI pathology, nursing, psychiatry, and nutrition, to focus on you

Mootha, Vamsi K.

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Environmental Design for Patient Families in Intensive Care Unites  

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Open Access to this article benefits you. 2010 Multi-Science Publishing ISSN 1756-8250 Environmental Design for Patient Families in Intensive Care Units by Mahbub Rashid Reprinted from Journal of Healthcare Engineering Vol. 1 · No. 3 · 2010 Journal... wayfinding systems can be extremely costly piecemeal. The ED of a well-integrated in terms of both patient and family wayfinding system should include satisfaction and hard dollars. external building cues, functional • People tend to move along routes...

Rashid, Mahbub

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Patient specific 3D printed phantom for IMRT quality assurance  

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The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a patient specific phantom for patient specific dosimetric verification.Using the head and neck region of an anthropomorphic phantom as a substitute for an actual patient, a soft-tissue equivalent model was constructed with the use of a 3D printer. Calculated and measured dose in the anthropomorphic phantom and the 3D printed phantom was compared for a parallel-opposed head and neck field geometry to establish tissue equivalence. A nine-field IMRT plan was constructed and dose verification measurements were performed for the 3D printed phantom as well as traditional standard phantoms.The maximum difference in calculated dose was 1.8% for the parallel-opposed configuration. Passing rates of various dosimetric parameters were compared for the IMRT plan measurements; the 3D printed phantom results showed greater disagreement at superficial depths than other methods.A custom phantom was created using a 3D printer. It was determined that the use of patient specific phantoms to perform dosimetric verification and estimate the dose in the patient is feasible. In addition, end-to-end testing on a per-patient basis was possible with the 3D printed phantom. Further refinement of the phantom construction process is needed for routine use.

Eric D Ehler; Brett M Barney; Patrick D Higgins; Kathryn E Dusenbery

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The Role of Hospitalists in the Acute Care of Stroke Patients  

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Approximately what percent of stroke patients are seen by aa neurologist for all ischemic stroke patients? YES NO 3.a neurologist to see a stroke patient at your institution?

Amin, Alpesh; Likosky, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cocaine Use and Risk of Death in Sickle Cell Patients Who Frequently Use the Emergency Department  

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Patients with sickle cell disease who frequently present torisk of death than sickle cell patients who infrequently useUse and Risk of Death in Sickle Cell Patients Who Frequently

Neighbor, Martha L.; Antuna, Jaime Raul; Kohn, Michael A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - attitude patient safety Sample Search Results  

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for: attitude patient safety Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS IN PATIENT CARE Approved by Summary: . B. The patient's safety, health, or welfare shall be protected...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - angiography patient dosimetry Sample Search...  

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purpose is to move the patient... angiography Fig. 4. Experiment results based on the data of Patient 1. 2.2. Patient table control Another key... of an adaptive bolus chasing...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asymptomatic patients act Sample Search...  

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search results for: asymptomatic patients act Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Applied Ergonomics 36 (2005) 8595 Workplace design guidelines for asymptomatic vs. Summary: patients as...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adult patients diagnosed Sample Search...  

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will review the epidemiology of depression in patients with chronic illness... - stance abuse disorders were each more prevalent in patients with these chronic medical ... Source:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adult patient diagnosed Sample Search Results  

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will review the epidemiology of depression in patients with chronic illness... - stance abuse disorders were each more prevalent in patients with these chronic medical ... Source:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adult patients receiving Sample Search...  

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many different... and not only passive receivers of health care. Patient's use of the Internet for medical information... .) Patient's Use of Medical Information on the ... Source:...

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Self-management associated with fatigue in patients with advanced cancer : a prospective longitudinal study.  

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??Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most distressing symptoms experienced by patients with advanced cancer. This doctoral study identified that patients with advanced cancer commonly… (more)

Chan, Raymond

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) based on patient modeling that enhances the communication and relationship among health care providers... and patients with diabetes. This project attempts to answer the...

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over 500,000 blood Summary: to treat people with anemia, transplant patients and automobile accident victims, among many others... patients. Plasma is the fluid that carries...

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classification (sample A), included 100 trio families (one RA patient and both parents) of French Caucasian... of the RA index patients. RA diagnosis met the 1987...

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bilateral adrenal defect that can be also observed in some patients without other CNC... CNC index cases. Patients with CNC or with a genetic predisposition to CNC should...

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and Resources 28 Simulator evaluation of head-mounted displays for patient monitoring D. Liu, BEng(Hons) Summary: Nurse displays interesting book Patient Far Minor arrhythmia (AF)...

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patient safety Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: anesthesia patient safety Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Clinical Educator Portfolio....

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patients Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: advanced nsclc patients Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Pathol Biol (Paris) . Author...

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Findings... of antibiotics by primary care physicians for adult patients with cough. Arch Intern Med 1998;158(16):1813-8. 3... cultures in adult patients with ......

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in the somatosensory cortex of patients with migraine Alexandre F.M. DaSilva, DDS, DMSc... changes in the somatosensory cortex (SSC) of patients with migraine. Methods:...

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radiology practice is crucial, affecting the visibility of radiologists in health care (3). The patient-centered... in patient-centered radiol- ogy, the expectation...

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Serum nickel concentrations in hemodialysis patients with environmental exposure  

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Nickel was analyzed by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrophotometry in serum specimens from 22 healthy hospital workers and 30 patients with end-stage renal disease treated by extracorporeal hemodialysis, who resided in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a city with extensive nickel mines and smelters. Samples of tap water from Sudbury contained 109 +/- 46 micrograms Ni per L (P less than 0.01 vs 0.4 +/- 0.2 micrograms Ni per L in corresponding water samples from Hartford, Connecticut). Serum nickel concentrations averaged 0.6 +/- 0.3 micrograms Ni per L in Sudbury hospital workers (P less than 0.05 vs 0.2 +/- 0.2 micrograms Ni per L in corresponding serums from 43 healthy hospital workers in Hartford). In serums collected post-treatment from Sudbury hemodialysis patients, nickel concentrations averaged 8.5 +/- 2.8 micrograms Ni per L, (i.e., 14-times the corresponding mean in Sudbury hospital workers, P less than 0.01), but were not significantly higher than the nickel concentrations in serums from 42 Hartford hemodialysis patients (7.2 +/- 2.2 micrograms Ni per L). This study confirms the presence of hypernickelemia in hemodialysis patients, but does not suggest that hemodialysis patients have significantly increased risk of nickel toxicity in Sudbury, compared to Hartford, despite the high nickel concentrations in Sudbury tap water. This favorable outcome attests to the efficient deionization of water used to prepare hemodialysis solutions in Sudbury.

Hopfer, S.M.; Fay, W.P.; Sunderman, F.W. Jr.

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Out of Africa — Caring for Patients with Ebola  

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...be very difficult to assess its contribution without careful comparative studies. Keeping health care workers and the broader community safe remains a daunting challenge, even in facilities, like those in Hamburg and Atlanta, dedicated to the care of patients with highly communicable diseases. The patient... Although the Ebola virus was recognized in 1976,1 until now Ebola virus disease (EVD) had been confined to remote areas in Africa, occurring in discrete outbreaks. Even with the thousands of cases in the current outbreak, most cases occur in areas where ...

Rubin E.J.; Baden L.R.

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Febuxostat Compared with Allopurinol in Patients with Hyperuricemia and Gout  

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...reflects supersaturation of the extracellular fluid with urate and predisposes affected persons to gout. The clinical manifestations of gout (acute gouty arthritis, gouty arthropathy, chronic tophaceous gout, uric acid urolithiasis, and gouty nephropathy) result from deposition of monosodium urate or uric... In this randomized trial of patients with elevated uric acid levels and gout, febuxostat, a new nonpurine selective inhibitor of xanthine oxidase, was compared with allopurinol. The incidence of gout flares was similar in patients treated with allopurinol and febuxostat. Both doses of febuxostat (80 and 120 mg) were more effective than 300 mg of allopurinol in lowering uric acid levels.

Becker M.A.; Schumacher H.R.; Wortmann R.L.

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Ensuring Patient Privacy in Data Sharing for Postapproval Research  

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...observational studies are both a practical and a necessary means to assess safety and effectiveness. Sharing electronic medical records and other secondary health care data sets facilitates observational studies by enabling rapid capture of a greater number of persons with exposures and outcomes of interest as well... Postapproval studies of drugs and devices are essential to identify late adverse events, but patients' privacy must be protected when EMR data are shared. This article discusses ways to balance the need for high-quality postapproval information and respect for patients' privacy.

Sarpatwari A.Kesselheim A.S.Malin B.A.Gagne J.J.Schneeweiss S.

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Changes in Patients' Experiences in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations  

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...most survey questions pertaining to care coordination and management because they were asked only in the 2012 and 2013 surveys (Table 1). Second, we tested whether changes in the postintervention period for the control group were predicted by the preintervention trends of the group. Third, we compared... In the first year of Medicare contracts with ACOs, patients in ACOs reported greater improvements in timely access to care and in primary care physicians' awareness of specialty care, with no change in ratings of physicians or overall quality, than did patients not in ACOs.

McWilliams J.M.Landon B.E.Chernew M.E.Zaslavsky A.M.

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Ris-PhD-25(EN) Improving Patient Safety: Safety Culture  

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Risø-PhD-25(EN) Improving Patient Safety: Safety Culture and Patient Safety Ethics Marlene Dyrløv Madsen Title: Improving Patient Safety: Safety Culture and Patient Safety Ethics Department: Systems - the prevention of medical error and adverse events - and the initiative of developing safety cultures to assure

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A Control Flow Prototype for a Dose Recommending Device for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients  

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of specific patient conditions. A successful ex- ample of the treatment process automation are the various

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Inequalities in reported cancer patient experience by sociodemographic characteristic and cancer site: Evidence from respondents to the English Cancer Patient Experience Survey  

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practitioner consultations before hospital referral for cancer: findings from the 2010 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey in England. Lancet Oncol, 13, 353-65. Macmillan Cancer Support 2012-2013. Cancer Patient Experience Survey: Insight Report...

Saunders, Catherine L.; Abel, Gary A.; Lyratzopoulos, Georgios

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Patient-Specific Quality Assurance for Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Spot Scanning Proton Therapy Using Single-Field Uniform Dose  

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Purpose: To describe our experiences with patient-specific quality assurance (QA) for patients with prostate cancer receiving spot scanning proton therapy (SSPT) using single-field uniform dose (SFUD). Methods and Materials: The first group of 249 patients with prostate cancer treated with SSPT using SFUD was included in this work. The scanning-beam planning target volume and number of monitor units were recorded and checked for consistency. Patient-specific dosimetric measurements were performed, including the point dose for each plan, depth doses, and two-dimensional (2D) dose distribution in the planes perpendicular to the incident beam direction for each field at multiple depths. The {gamma}-index with 3% dose or 3-mm distance agreement criteria was used to evaluate the 2D dose distributions. Results: We observed a linear relationship between the number of monitor units and scanning-beam planning target volume. The difference between the measured and calculated point doses (mean {+-} SD) was 0.0% {+-} 0.7% (range, -2.9% to 1.8%). In general, the depth doses exhibited good agreement except at the distal end of the spread-out Bragg peak. The pass rate of {gamma}-index (mean {+-} SD) for 2D dose comparison was 96.2% {+-} 2.6% (range, 90-100%). Discrepancies between the measured and calculated dose distributions primarily resulted from the limitation of the model used by the treatment planning system. Conclusions: We have established a patient-specific QA program for prostate cancer patients receiving SSPT using SFUD.

Zhu, X. Ronald, E-mail: xrzhu@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Poenisch, Falk; Song, Xiaofei; Johnson, Jennifer L.; Ciangaru, George; Taylor, M. Brad; Lii, Ming Fwu; Martin, Craig; Arjomandy, Bijan [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Lee, Andrew K.; Choi, Seungtaek; Nguyen, Quynh nhu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Gillin, Michael T.; Sahoo, Narayan [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

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The burn bactericidal index: A bactericidal index specific for burn patients  

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The percentage of the body surface area burned together with the bactericidal capacity of polymorphs were found to have an influence on burned patients' resistance to infection. This new indicator of resistance to infection in burns, the Burn Bactericidal Index (BBI), was high in patients not susceptible to infection especially in patients vaccinated against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, but low in patients with extensive burns and in patients with septicaemia and other acute clinical infections.

E.A. Roe

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Cancer Regression in Patients After Transfer of Genetically Engineered Lymphocytes  

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...Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 102 , 4518 ( 2005 ). 19 L. Gattinoni et al., J. Exp. Med. 202 , 907 ( 2005 ). 20 W. W. Overwijk et al., J. Exp. Med. 198 , 569 ( 2003 ). 21 The authors acknowledge the expert help in the care of these patients provided...

Richard A. Morgan; Mark E. Dudley; John R. Wunderlich; Marybeth S. Hughes; James C. Yang; Richard M. Sherry; Richard E. Royal; Suzanne L. Topalian; Udai S. Kammula; Nicholas P. Restifo; Zhili Zheng; Azam Nahvi; Christiaan R. de Vries; Linda J. Rogers-Freezer; Sharon A. Mavroukakis; Steven A. Rosenberg

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Statins Reduce Neurologic Injury in Asymptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Patients  

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stenosis scheduled for elective CEA consented to participate in this observational study of perioperative neurologic injury. Results--Patients taking statins had a lower incidence of clinical stroke (0.0% vs. 3.1%, P=0.02) and cognitive dysfunction (11.0% vs. 20.2%, P=0.03). In a multivariate regression model

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Ankle Injuries Approved by the UHS Patient Education Committee  

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Ankle Injuries Approved by the UHS Patient Education Committee Revised 01/11/12 Page 1 of 2 There are several types of ankle injuries, some serious enough to require many months of healing and others that can heal within a few weeks. Types of Ankle Injuries Ankle Sprain: Caused by stretching or tearing of one

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Ankle Injuries Approved by the UHS Patient Education Committee  

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Ankle Injuries Approved by the UHS Patient Education Committee Revised 02/12/14 Page 1 of 2 There are several types of ankle injuries, some serious enough to require many months of healing and others that can heal within a few weeks. Types of Ankle Injuries Ankle Sprain: Caused by stretching or tearing of one

Yener, Aylin

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Prediction of survival of ICU patients using computational intelligence  

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This paper presents a computational-intelligence-based model to predict the survival rate of critically ill patients who were admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). The prediction input variables were based on the first 24h admission physiological ... Keywords: Clinical management, Computational intelligence, Fuzzy systems, ICU, Neural networks, Prediction of survival rate

Yi-Zeng Hsieh, Mu-Chun Su, Chen-Hsu Wang, Pa-Chun Wang

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Hospital Elder Life Program Important Support for Senior Patients  

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Hospital Elder Life Program Important Support for Senior Patients and Family Members. #12;Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) The Hospital Elder Life Program at Highland Hospital provides specialized care hospital staff and HELP volunteers will be happy to provide additional information and assistance. #12

Goldman, Steven A.

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Patients with hippocampal amnesia cannot imagine new experiences  

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...Schrauf RW Greenberg DL ( 2003 ) Mem Cognit 31 : 887 – 901 . 23 Wheeler MA Stuss DT Tulving E ( 1997 ) Psychol Bull 121 : 331 – 354 . 24 Burgess N Becker S King...Hospital (London) for patient referrals; and Peter Aston, Katherine Woollett, Hugo Spiers, and Neil Burgess for assistance and...

Demis Hassabis; Dharshan Kumaran; Seralynne D. Vann; Eleanor A. Maguire

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Mobile video for patient education: the midwives' perspective  

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The study presented in this paper demonstrates how nurse midwives used video on mobile phones to support patient education in a maternal and child health project in rural India. The main goals of the study were to understand how the technology impacted ... Keywords: health education, mHealth, open data kit, postpartum visits, smartphone, usability, video

Brittany Fiore-Silfvast; Carl Hartung; Kirti Iyengar; Sharad Iyengar; Kiersten Israel-Ballard; Noah Perin; Richard Anderson

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Accessible mHealth for patients with dexterity impairments  

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A novel mobile health (mHealth) system to support self-care and adherence to self-care regimens for patients with chronic disease, called iMHere (interactive mobile health and rehabilitation), has been developed at the University of Pittsburgh. However, ... Keywords: accessibility, dexterity impairments, mobile health, self-care, smartphone apps

Daihua X. Yu, Bambang Parmanto, Brad E. Dicianno, Valerie J. Watzlaf, Katherine D. Seelman

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DENTIST REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR CONTINUED PAYMENT FOR PATIENT SERVICES  

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and radiologic) for patients 65 years and older are paid for by Medicare, all dentists and dental specialists released a new rule that states that, as of May 1, 2013, claims for diagnostic services, such as radiologic and referrals to ANY diagnostic radiology center in the USA. Medicare has made it clear that this new rule

Cui, Yan

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ity practitioners, academics, medical professionals, and patient advocacy  

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. Such guidelines for consistency and data sharing, common in other industries, would allow health- care health- care, frustrates health profession- als, and may harm patients. In the U.K., Microsoft's extensive Common User Interface guidelines are being adapted for use by the National Health Service

Golbeck, Jennifer

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Symptomatic Pericardial Effusion After Chemoradiation Therapy in Esophageal Cancer Patients  

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Purpose: We investigated clinical and treatment-related factors as predictors of symptomatic pericardial effusion in esophageal cancer patients after concurrent chemoradiation therapy. Methods and Materials: We reviewed 214 consecutive primary esophageal cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiation therapy between 2001 and 2010 in our institute. Pericardial effusion was detected on follow-up computed tomography. Symptomatic effusion was defined as effusion ?grade 3 according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v4.0 criteria. Percent volume irradiated with 5 to 65 Gy (V5-V65) and mean dose to the pericardium were evaluated employing dose-volume histograms. To evaluate dosimetry for patients treated with two-dimensional planning in the earlier period (2001-2005), computed tomography data at diagnosis were transferred to a treatment planning system to reconstruct three-dimensional plans without modification. Optimal dosimetric thresholds for symptomatic pericardial effusion were calculated by receiver operating characteristic curves. Associating clinical and treatment-related risk factors for symptomatic pericardial effusion were detected by univariate and multivariate analyses. Results: The median follow-up was 29 (range, 6-121) months for eligible 167 patients. Symptomatic pericardial effusion was observed in 14 (8.4%) patients. Dosimetric analyses revealed average values of V30 to V45 for the pericardium and mean pericardial doses were significantly higher in patients with symptomatic pericardial effusion than in those with asymptomatic pericardial effusion (P<.05). Pericardial V5 to V55 and mean pericardial doses were significantly higher in patients with symptomatic pericardial effusion than in those without pericardial effusion (P<.001). Mean pericardial doses of 36.5 Gy and V45 of 58% were selected as optimal cutoff values for predicting symptomatic pericardial effusion. Multivariate analysis identified mean pericardial dose as the strongest risk factor for symptomatic pericardial effusion. Conclusions: Dose-volume thresholds for the pericardium facilitate predicting symptomatic pericardial effusion. Mean pericardial dose was selected based not only on the optimal dose-volume threshold but also on the most significant risk factor for symptomatic pericardial effusion.

Fukada, Junichi, E-mail: fukada@rad.med.keio.ac.jp [Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan); Shigematsu, Naoyuki [Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan); Takeuchi, Hiroya [Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan); Ohashi, Toshio [Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan); Saikawa, Yoshiro [Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan); Takaishi, Hiromasa [Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan); Hanada, Takashi; Shiraishi, Yutaka [Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan); Kitagawa, Yuko [Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan); Fukuda, Keiichi [Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan)

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Absence of Patient-to-Patient Intrahospital Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus as Determined by Whole-Genome Sequencing  

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...infections. The lack of intrahospital transmission may reflect a fundamental difference between day-to-day transmission events in...no further review was performed on that pair. Next, the electronic medical records of both patients in the isolate pair were...

S. Wesley Long; Stephen B. Beres; Randall J. Olsen; James M. Musser

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DOE-STD-1040-93 CN-1; Guide to Good Practices for Control of On-Sight Training  

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0-93 0-93 June 1993 CHANGE NOTICE NO. 1 December 1998 DOE STANDARD GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR CONTROL OF ON-SHIFT TRAINING U.S. Department of Energy FSC 6910 Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. Change Notice No.1 DOE-STD-1040-93 December 1998 Guide to Good Practices for Control of On-Shift Training Page/Section Change pg. vii / Definitions The definition "Performance-Based Training"

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Safety evaluation of limited sight distance at crest vertical curves on two-lane rural roadways in Texas  

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. Study Objectives Scope . Organization of the Thesis 1 4 . . 4 5 2. LITERATURE REVIEW Current SSD Model Stopping SSD Design Parameters Sensitivity of Parameters Safety and SSD Relevance of Past Research to This Thesis 6 6 9 . 17 20... Sections for AADT Volumes from 5, 000 to 9, 900 and Grades Above and Below 3 Percent . . 4. Influence of Curves on Gradients on Accident Rates for German Expressways 5. Freeway Accidents Rates for Diffeent Types of Crest and Sag Vertical Curves 6...

George, Karen Maria

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A NON-LINE-OF-SIGHT MITIGATION TECHNIQUE BASED ON ML-DETECTION Jaume Riba and Andreu Urruela  

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of the Spanish/Catalan Science and Technology Commis- sions (CICYT/CIRIT): TIC2003-05482, TIC2002-04594, TIC2001-2356, TIC2000-1025 and 2001SGR-00268. Several simulations in recent literature have found that the position

Riba Sagarra, Jaume

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(Summary of presentation for the University of Notre Dame Sesquicentennial Research in Information Theory -Is the End in Sight?  

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decades later, a transatlantic telegraph cable was in operation. Alexander Graham Bell was inventing was being built. It required another 8 decades before a transatlantic telephone cable was in operation

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Ice slurry technology can save heart attack victims, surgery patients  

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Ice Ice slurry technology can save heart attack victims, surgery patients Director's Welcome Organization Achievements Highlights Fact Sheets, Brochures & Other Documents Multimedia Library About Nuclear Energy Nuclear Reactors Designed by Argonne Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy Opportunities within NE Division Visit Argonne Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Highlights Bookmark and Share Ice slurry technology can save heart attack victims, surgery patients Doctors use an endoscope to see the application of the slurry during a laparoscopic kidney surgery on a pig

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Investigation of saliva of patients with periodontal disease using NAA  

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In this study the non-stimulated whole saliva of 26 healthy subjects (mean age 33.9 {+-} 11.0 years, range: 26 to 49 years) and 11 patients with periodontal disease (mean age 41.7 {+-} 11.5 years; range 29 to 55 years) was investigated using Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) technique. The samples were obtained from donors at Sao Paulo city (Brazil). The analyses were performed in the nuclear reactor IEA-R1 (3.5-4.5MW, pool type) at IPEN/CNEN-SP (Brazil). Considerable changes in Ca and S saliva's level were identified in patients with periodontal disease suggesting they can be used as monitors of periodontal diseases.

Zamboni, C. B.; Metairon, S.; Medeiros, I. M. M. A. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, IPEN - CNEN/SP Av. Professor Lineu Prestes 2242- 05508-000 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Lewgoy, H. R. [Universidade Anhanguera Bandeirante, UNIBAN R. Maria Candida, 1813, Bloco G / 6o andar - 02071-013 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

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Accuracy and Consistency of Respiratory Gating in Abdominal Cancer Patients  

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Purpose: To evaluate respiratory gating accuracy and intrafractional consistency for abdominal cancer patients treated with respiratory gated treatment on a regular linear accelerator system. Methods and Materials: Twelve abdominal patients implanted with fiducials were treated with amplitude-based respiratory-gated radiation therapy. On the basis of daily orthogonal fluoroscopy, the operator readjusted the couch position and gating window such that the fiducial was within a setup margin (fiducial-planning target volume [f-PTV]) when RPM indicated “beam-ON.” Fifty-five pre- and post-treatment fluoroscopic movie pairs with synchronized respiratory gating signal were recorded. Fiducial motion traces were extracted from the fluoroscopic movies using a template matching algorithm and correlated with f-PTV by registering the digitally reconstructed radiographs with the fluoroscopic movies. Treatment was determined to be “accurate” if 50% of the fiducial area stayed within f-PTV while beam-ON. For movie pairs that lost gating accuracy, a MATLAB program was used to assess whether the gating window was optimized, the external-internal correlation (EIC) changed, or the patient moved between movies. A series of safety margins from 0.5 mm to 3 mm was added to f-PTV for reassessing gating accuracy. Results: A decrease in gating accuracy was observed in 44% of movie pairs from daily fluoroscopic movies of 12 abdominal patients. Three main causes for inaccurate gating were identified as change of global EIC over time (?43%), suboptimal gating setup (?37%), and imperfect EIC within movie (?13%). Conclusions: Inconsistent respiratory gating accuracy may occur within 1 treatment session even with a daily adjusted gating window. To improve or maintain gating accuracy during treatment, we suggest using at least a 2.5-mm safety margin to account for gating and setup uncertainties.

Ge, Jiajia; Santanam, Lakshmi; Yang, Deshan [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri (United States); Parikh, Parag J., E-mail: pparikh@radonc.wustl.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri (United States)

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Goal-Directed Resuscitation for Patients with Early Septic Shock  

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...more evidence is needed to provide clinical direction. We designed the multicenter Australasian Resuscitation in Sepsis Evaluation (ARISE) study to test the hypothesis that EGDT, as compared with usual care, would decrease 90-day all-cause mortality among patients presenting to the emergency department... For more than a decade, early treatment of sepsis has been driven by algorithms. In this study conducted predominantly in Australia and New Zealand, the use of algorithm-based treatment was not superior to usual care.

The ARISE Investigators; the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group

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A Checklist to Improve Patient Safety in Interventional Radiology  

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To develop a specific RADiological Patient Safety System (RADPASS) checklist for interventional radiology and to assess the effect of this checklist on health care processes of radiological interventions. On the basis of available literature and expert opinion, a prototype checklist was developed. The checklist was adapted on the basis of observation of daily practice in a tertiary referral centre and evaluation by users. To assess the effect of RADPASS, in a series of radiological interventions, all deviations from optimal care were registered before and after implementation of the checklist. In addition, the checklist and its use were evaluated by interviewing all users. The RADPASS checklist has two parts: A (Planning and Preparation) and B (Procedure). The latter part comprises checks just before starting a procedure (B1) and checks concerning the postprocedural care immediately after completion of the procedure (B2). Two cohorts of, respectively, 94 and 101 radiological interventions were observed; the mean percentage of deviations of the optimal process per intervention decreased from 24 % before implementation to 5 % after implementation (p < 0.001). Postponements and cancellations of interventions decreased from 10 % before implementation to 0 % after implementation. Most users agreed that the checklist was user-friendly and increased patient safety awareness and efficiency. The first validated patient safety checklist for interventional radiology was developed. The use of the RADPASS checklist reduced deviations from the optimal process by three quarters and was associated with less procedure postponements.

Koetser, Inge C. J. [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Interventional Radiology (Netherlands)] [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Interventional Radiology (Netherlands); Vries, Eefje N. de [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Quality and Process Innovation (Netherlands)] [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Quality and Process Innovation (Netherlands); Delden, Otto M. van [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Interventional Radiology (Netherlands)] [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Interventional Radiology (Netherlands); Smorenburg, Susanne M. [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Quality and Process Innovation (Netherlands)] [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Quality and Process Innovation (Netherlands); Boermeester, Marja A. [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Surgery (Netherlands)] [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Surgery (Netherlands); Lienden, Krijn P. van, E-mail: k.p.vanlienden@amc.uva.nl [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Interventional Radiology (Netherlands)] [Academic Medical Centre, Department of Interventional Radiology (Netherlands)

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Determinants of vascular access-related bloodstream infections among patients receiving hemodialysis.  

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??Vascular access-related bloodstream infection (BSI) is frequent among patients undergoing hemodialysis increasing significantly their morbidity and mortality. Studies assessing centre- and patient-predictors of BSI have… (more)

Lafrance, Jean-Philippe.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anemic cancer patients Sample Search Results  

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cancer patients Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: anemic cancer patients Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 PressTV -Genetic mutations cause...

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The cognitive performance of patients with multiple sclerosis during periods of high and low fatigue.  

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The objective of this study was to examine whether multiple sclerosis (MS)-related fatigue affects patients' cognitive performance. Thirty patients who had substantial fatigue in conjunction with MS and who reported marked ...

Parmenter, Brett A.; Denney, Douglas R.; Lynch, Sharon G.

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arthroplasty patients benefit Sample Search...  

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Summary: significantly higher (p < 0.05) than in patients who had a metal-on-polyethylene total hip arthroplasty (5.7 1... .6) or in patients who had a metal-on-metal...

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Mitoxantrone, Etoposide, and Cytarabine With or Without Valspodar in Patients With Relapsed or  

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, Stanford; VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA; Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA cytogenetic patients (45% of patients) was 13% compared to the remainder, 28% (P .09). Population

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Latissimus dorsi free flap for coverage of sacral radiodermatitis in the ambulatory patient  

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Ambulatory patients with large sacral ulcers can represent extremely challenging coverage problems. Technical options become fewer when sacral ulcers are coupled with radiation dermatitis. Latissimus dorsi free flap transfer, with direct anastomoses to sacral vessels, is described in 2 patients.

Stark, D.; Tofield, J.J.; Terranova, W.; Hurley, D.; Kenney, J.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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mHealth: Cognitive Telerehabilitation of Patients with Acquired Brain Damage  

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In this paper, we present an eHealth platformcalled mHealth that involves a professional methodology for cognitive rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain damage. mHealth provides patients with Cerebral Va...

C. Suárez-Mejías; M. Parejo; M. J. Zarco…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Medical data mining : improving information accessibility using online patient drug reviews  

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We address the problem of information accessibility for patients concerned about, pharmaceutical drug side effects and experiences. We create a new corpus of online patient-provided drug reviews and present our initial ...

Li, Yueyang Alice

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspergillus fumigatus contamination of lymphokine-activated killer cells infused into cancer patients.  

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...and colony count. RESULTS Investigation of patient 1. When the first...throughout the laboratory. Remedial action. Surfaces and equipment...alternate labora- tory. Investigation of patient 2. The first...fumi- gatus, another investigation was conducted. Cultures...

P M Arnow; S G Houchins; J M Richards; R Chudy

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring patients’ experiences with rheumatic care: the consumer quality index rheumatoid arthritis  

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Rheumatologists and other caregivers can learn from patients’ experiences with the quality of care that can be measured with the CQ-index Rheumatoid Arthritis (CQ-index RA) survey. Patients with RA (n = 590) rece...

Marloes Zuidgeest; Herman Sixma; Jany Rademakers

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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St. Louis Collection: Biology and Medicine 3 Chapter 3 The physical health and the use of health care services of patients Summary: of the psychiatric patient. 12;Physical health...

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a palpable lump is more commonly associated with younger patients... and 64 years as a "middle" cohort, and patients less than 50 years old as a "younger" cohort. Our... with...

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Adaptation Before... ;03052011LONESTIDSENAALBORGUNIVERSITETVELUXSYMPOSIUM,LOUSANNE User needs: Patients, Staff and ... Source: Hansen, Ren Rydhof - Department of Computer...

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“Severe” or “serious” infusion reactions occurred in 18 treatment-failure gout patients who received pegloticase  

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...“Severe” or “serious” infusion reactions occurred in 18 treatment-failure gout patients who received pegloticase [Puricase] while...

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to patient care. Essential Components Basic Sciences ... Source: Messersmith, Phillip B.- Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University...

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Treatments for Lupus patients Announcement of MCRC funding Source: Messersmith, Phillip B.- Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University...

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to patient care. Essential Components Basic Sciences ... Source: Messersmith, Phillip B.- Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University...

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Salem native invents pillow for post-surgical patients By Meg Hibbert  

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-shaped pillows hospitals often provide for patients to hold onto in order to cough to clear their lungs provided

Duchowski, Andrew T.

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INTUBATION & ACLS... , chaplain consultation. Discussed with: Patient Health care surrogate Others ... Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and...

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Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension: The Paradox of Treating Patients with Spironolactone  

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. Average costs of treatment with dialysis or renal transplant are $66,000 per patient per year b. Patients) or kidney failure are Texans 1. Number of dialysis patients in Texas has more than tripled since 1990 iii of heart disease or other cardiovascular complications before they reach ESRD ii. Awareness, treatment

Pillow, Jonathan

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The Business Values of Patient Knowledge Management PKM in the Healthcare Industry  

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Today, healthcare has become a progressive industry with novel techniques, approaches and findings in this field quickly being evaluated and improved. One of these approaches is patient-centered care PCC, which is defined essentially as an approach that ... Keywords: Customer Knowledge Management, Healthcare, Opportunity Costs, Patient Knowledge Management PKM, Patient-Centered Care PCC, Treatment Costs

Mohammad Soltani Delgosha; Ali Amoei Ojaki; Hamidreza Farhadi

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural damage to the corticospinal tract correlates with bilateral sensorimotor cortex reorganization in stroke patients  

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reorganization in stroke patients Judith D. Schaechter, Katherine L. Perdue, and Ruopeng Wang MGH 2007 Available online 16 October 2007 Damage to the corticospinal tract (CST) in stroke patients has of structural damage to the CST and functional reorganization in stroke patients. The purpose of the current

Schaechter, Judith D.

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Implementation Strategies of A Contract-based MRI Examination Reservation Process for Stroke Patients  

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1 Implementation Strategies of A Contract-based MRI Examination Reservation Process for Stroke/22/2013 Corresponding author: Prof. Xiaolan XIE Abstract: Timely imaging examinations are critical for stroke patients) are especially reserved for Neural Vascular Department (NVD) treating stroke patients. Patients either wait

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Appurtenant: enhancing completeness and efficiency of bidirectional patient-physician communication using automatic speech recognition  

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Optimal patient-physician communication is integral component in the rendering of medical care. Despite the importance of adequate communication, substantial barriers including time constraints, inadequate provider expertise and variation among patients ... Keywords: automatic speech recognition, mobile, patient-physician communication

Guisi Ni, Weisong Shi, Prashant Mahajan

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of candida precipitin and agglutinin tests for the diagnosis of systemic candidiasis in burn patients.  

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...hospitals and did not include any burn patients. However, in a study on burn patients, the germ tube dispersion...disease entities are apparent pit- falls for this test. This...of systemic candidiasis in the burn patient. Our goal was to determine...

I A Holder; P J Kozinn; E J Law

1977-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TITLE: MARKETING Columbia University Medical Center will not use or disclose a patient's Protected Health  

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TITLE: MARKETING POLICY: Columbia University Medical Center will not use or disclose a patient's Protected Health Information (PHI) for marketing purposes without the patient's written authorization or disclosure of a patient's PHI for marketing purposes unless the marketing communication is directly related

Columbia University

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PREDICTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HYDROXYUREA IN INDIVIDUAL SICKLE CELL ANEMIA PATIENTS  

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1 PREDICTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HYDROXYUREA IN INDIVIDUAL SICKLE CELL ANEMIA PATIENTS Homayoun patients with sickle cell anemia. The study described in this paper was undertaken to develop the ability to predict the response of sickle cell patients to HU therapy. We analyzed the effect of HU on the values

Valafar, Faramarz

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Balancing “No Blame” with Accountability in Patient Safety  

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...systems engineering, may make it too hard to adhere to the practice, inviting work-arounds. Systems thinking remains a powerful concept, and expecting strict adherence to safety standards before addressing the relevant systems issues would be a mistake. Moreover, we do not want an environment so punitive... The authors argue that in the context of appropriate efforts to reduce medical errors by correcting problems in care-delivery systems, health care organizations have underemphasized individual responsibility. They propose punishing providers who repeatedly do not adhere to procedures for improving patient safety, such as hand washing.

Wachter R.M.; Pronovost P.J.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Peginesatide for Anemia in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Not Receiving Dialysis  

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...Results. Study Patients. In PEARL 1, a total of 490 patients at 71 sites in the United States underwent randomization; in PEARL 2, a total of 493 patients at 43 sites in the United States and 19 sites in Europe underwent randomization. All of these patients received one or more doses of the study drug... Two studies compared peginesatide with darbepoetin in patients with CKD and anemia who were not receiving dialysis. The agents were similar in increasing and maintaining hemoglobin levels, but more cardiovascular events and deaths were observed with peginesatide.

Macdougall I.C.; Provenzano R.; Sharma A.

2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Patient exposure trends in medical and dental radiography  

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Patient exposure to medical and dental x rays has long been of interest to the radiological health community. With the cooperation of state and local agencies and professional groups, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health has conducted three major surveys of patient exposure to x rays. The latest of these surveys, the Nationwide Evaluation of X-ray Trends (NEXT), collected x-ray exposure data for each year starting in 1972. Two earlier studies, the 1964 and 1970 X-ray Exposure Studies collected x-ray data during the years these surveys were conducted. Exposure trends presented are based on results of all three studies. Major improvements in beam limitation are seen for medical and dental radiography. Since 1964, when the first nationwide survey was conducted, dental exposures have decreased about 75%. Decreases of up to one-third occurred in exposures for medical examinations. The current exposure data presented continue to show a wide variation in medical exposures. Also presented are organ doses for four organs (ovaries, testes, thyroid and active bone marrow).

Johnson, D.W.; Goetz, W.A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Doses to patients from dental radiology in France  

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In France, a national study was undertaken to estimate both dental radiology practices (equipment and activity) and the associated population collective dose. This study was done in two steps: A nationwide survey was conducted on the practitioner categories involved in dental radiology, and dosimetric measurements were performed on patients and on an anthropomorphic phantom by using conventional dental x-ray machines and pantomographic units. A total of 27.5 x 10(6) films were estimated to have been performed in 1984; 6% of them were pantomographic and 94% were conventional. Most of the organ doses measured for one intra-oral film were lower than 1 mGy (100 mrad); pantomogram dose values were generally higher than intra-oral ones. The collective effective dose equivalent figure was 2,000 person-Sv (2 x 10(5) person rem) leading to a per head dose equivalent of 0.037 mSv (3.7 mrem). The study allowed authors to identify ways to reduce the patient dose in France (e.g., implementing the use of long cone devices and controlling darkroom practices).

Benedittini, M.; Maccia, C.; Lefaure, C.; Fagnani, F. (Centre d'etude sur l'Evaluation de la Protection dans le domaine Nucleaire, Fontenay aux Roses (France))

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outcomes in Patients With Early-Stage Hypopharyngeal Cancer Treated With Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: To analyze the outcome in patients with early-stage hypopharyngeal cancer (HPC) who were treated with radiotherapy (RT). Methods and Materials: Between February 1988 and February 2007, 77 patients with Stage I or Stage II HPC underwent definitive RT in the Division of Radiation Oncology at the National Cancer Center Hospital. Eleven of the patients received local irradiation, and the other 66 patients received elective bilateral neck irradiation and booster irradiation to the primary lesion. The median follow-up period for all the patients was 33 months from the start of RT, ranging from 3 to 229 months. Results: The rates of overall survival, HPC-specific survival, HPC recurrence-free survival, and local control with laryngeal voice preservation for the 77 patients at 5 years were 47%, 74%, 57%, and 70%, respectively. The survival rates were not affected by the patient characteristics or treatment factors, but the RT field was significantly correlated with local control in a multivariate analysis. Seven of the patients had Grade 3 or greater complications, but these complications occurred after salvage surgery in 6 of the patients. Of the 77 patients, 83% had synchronous or metachronous malignancies, but these malignancies did not influence the survival of the patients if the malignancies were detected at an early stage. Conclusion: RT is an appropriate treatment method for early-stage HPC. However, because synchronous or metachronous malignancies occur at a relatively high frequency, careful follow-up and the early detection of such malignancies are critical.

Yoshimura, Ryo-ichi, E-mail: ysmrmrad@tmd.ac.j [Division of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo (Japan); Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Oncology, Head and Neck Reconstruction Division, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo (Japan); Kagami, Yoshikazu; Ito, Yoshinori [Division of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo (Japan); Asai, Masao [Division of Head and Neck Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo (Japan); Mayahara, Hiroshi; Sumi, Minako; Itami, Jun [Division of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo (Japan)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Endovascular Treatment of Acute Arterial Hemorrhage in Trauma Patients Using Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer (Onyx)  

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Purpose: This study was designed to determine the feasibility and efficacy of endovascular embolization with liquid embolic agent ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx) in patients with acute traumatic arterial bleeding. Methods: This is a retrospective review of 13 patients (9 men and 4 women; mean age 45 years) with severe trauma who underwent embolotherapy using Onyx from November 2003 to February 2009. Bleeding was located in the pelvis (5 patients), kidney (3 patients), mesenteric region (2 patients), retroperitoneal space (2 patients), neck (1 patient), and thigh (1 patient). In three cases (23.1%), Onyx was used in conjunction with coils. We evaluate the technical and clinical success, procedural and embolization time, occurrence of rebleeding, and embolotherapy-related complications, such as necrosis or migration of Onyx into nontarget vessels. Results: In all patients, embolotherapy was technically and clinically successful on the first attempt. Control of bleeding could be reached with a mean time of 19 (range, 4-63) min after correct placement of the microcatheter in the feeding artery. No recurrent bleeding was detected. No unintended necrosis or migration of Onyx into a nontarget region was observed. During the follow-up period, three patients (23.1%) died due to severe intracranial hemorrhage, cardiac arrest, and sepsis. Conclusions: Transcatheter embolization with new liquid embolic agent Onyx is technically feasible and effective in trauma patients with acute arterial hemorrhage.

Mueller-Wille, R., E-mail: rene.mueller-wille@klinik.uni-regensburg.de; Heiss, P., E-mail: peter.heiss@klinik.uni-regensburg.de [University Medical Center Regensburg, Department of Radiology (Germany); Herold, T., E-mail: thomas.herold@helios-kliniken.de [Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch, Department of Radiology (Germany); Jung, E. M., E-mail: ernst-michael.jung@klinik.uni-regensburg.de; Schreyer, A. G., E-mail: andreas.schreyer@klinik.uni-regensburg.de; Hamer, O. W., E-mail: okka.hamer@klinik.uni-regensburg.de; Rennert, J., E-mail: janine.rennert@klinik.uni-regensburg.de; Hoffstetter, P., E-mail: P.hoffstetter@asklepios.com; Stroszczynski, C., E-mail: christian.stros@klinik.uni-regensburg.de [University Medical Center Regensburg, Department of Radiology (Germany); Zorger, N., E-mail: Niels.Zorger@barmherzige-regensburg.de [Krankenhaus Barmherzige Brueder Regensburg, Department of Radiology (Germany)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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n engl j med 359;26 www.nejm.org december 25, 20082748 Culture Shock --Patient as Icon, Icon as Patient  

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my house staff and students in the team room, a snug bunker filled with glowing monitors. Instead in the bunker. These wereexcellentresidentswhocared enormously about patients' wel- fare. They enjoyed being-flipped") in the bunker, while the real patients keep the beds warm and ensure that the folders bearing their names stay

Bushman, Frederic

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Patient radiation dose audits for fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures  

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Purpose: Quality management for any use of medical x-ray imaging should include monitoring of radiation dose. Fluoroscopically guided interventional (FGI) procedures are inherently clinically variable and have the potential for inducing deterministic injuries in patients. The use of a conventional diagnostic reference level is not appropriate for FGI procedures. A similar but more detailed quality process for management of radiation dose in FGI procedures is described. Methods: A method that takes into account both the inherent variability of FGI procedures and the risk of deterministic injuries from these procedures is suggested. The substantial radiation dose level (SRDL) is an absolute action level (with regard to patient follow-up) below which skin injury is highly unlikely and above which skin injury is possible. The quality process for FGI procedures collects data from all instances of a given procedure from a number of facilities into an advisory data set (ADS). An individual facility collects a facility data set (FDS) comprised of all instances of the same procedure at that facility. The individual FDS is then compared to the multifacility ADS with regard to the overall shape of the dose distributions and the percent of instances in both the ADS and the FDS that exceed the SRDL. Results: Samples of an ADS and FDS for percutaneous coronary intervention, using the dose metric of reference air kerma (K{sub a,r}) (i.e., the cumulative air kerma at the reference point), are used to illustrate the proposed quality process for FGI procedures. Investigation is warranted whenever the FDS is noticeably different from the ADS for the specific FGI procedure and particularly in two circumstances: (1) When the facility's local median K{sub a,r} exceeds the 75th percentile of the ADS and (2) when the percent of instances where K{sub a,r} exceeds the facility-selected SRDL is greater for the FDS than for the ADS. Conclusions: Analysis of the two data sets (ADS and FDS) and of the percent of instances that exceed the SRDL provides a means for the facility to better manage radiation dose (and therefore both deterministic and stochastic radiation risk) to the patient during FGI procedures.

Balter, Stephen; Rosenstein, Marvin; Miller, Donald L.; Schueler, Beth; Spelic, David [Department of Radiology and Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032 (United States); Clarksburg, Maryland 20871 (United States); Department of Radiology, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (United States); Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905 (United States); Division of Mammography Quality and Radiation Programs, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20903 (United States)

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The Rhetorics of Color-Blind Racism in Racefail 09  

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) BEAR LAKE Length Words in text 28809 7331 Sentences in text 1991 463 Text Complexity Av. Word Length 4.6 4.69 Av. Sentence Length 14.4 15.8 Lexical Density Lexemes per sentence 7.58 8.36 Lexemes % of text 52.43 52...) BEAR LAKE Length Words in text 28809 7331 Sentences in text 1991 463 Text Complexity Av. Word Length 4.6 4.69 Av. Sentence Length 14.4 15.8 Lexical Density Lexemes per sentence 7.58 8.36 Lexemes % of text 52.43 52...

Reid, Robin Anne

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photochemical Restoration of Visual Responses in Blind Mice  

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- cating reconstitution of light signaling to brain circuits. AAQ and related photoswitch molecules present light to alter RGC firing in the absence of rods and cones, with the goal of restoring visual function be electronically controlled by an external camera to enable optical stimuli to trigger RGC firing. Retinal implants

Trauner, Dirk

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Preventing blindness focus of ORNL Technology, AMDx | ornl.gov  

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primary care doctor's office and other remote sites, permitting early detection and referral for diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases. "If diabetic retinopathy is...

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Comparative study of some methods in blind deconvolution  

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for theis derivations are detailed in (Picchi and Prati, 1987). The "Stop-and-Go" algorithm can be achieved by replacing e? in (3. 1) with e(n) = ? ((fa(n) + fr(n)) e?+ (fa(n) ? fr(n)) e?*) = fa(n)e?, n+ jfr(n)e?, r where fR(n) and fr(n) are binary... variables, independent of e?and x?. . They are defined as follows (Picchi and Prati, 1987): 1 if ega[en(n)] = sgn[en(n)] 1 if sgn [er(n)] = sgn [er(n)] fn(n) = and fr(n) = 0 otherwise 0 otherwise where en(n) = R(z?) ? sgn [R(z?)] P? er(n) = Q(z?) ? sgn...

Mbarek, Kais

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Blind Signal Separation in Teleconferencing using the ICA Mixture Model  

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sensors in nonstationary environments is presented. The algorithm is based on the ICA mixture model more sources than sensors if sources are in different mixing classes. The required number of sensors mixture model can sepa­ rate two speech signals and a background music signal with only two microphones

Lee, Te-Won

336

3 Blind Men, an Elephant and Materials Characterization | GE...  

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and Materials Characterization Swarna Addepalli 2012.06.04 As a child in India, I grew up listening to and reading a lot of stories, which, in essence, teach how one should conduct...

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Identification of a New Blind Geothermal System with Hyperspectral...  

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was conducted with the ProSpecTIR VS2 instrument and consists of 380 km2 of 4-meter spatial resolution data acquired on October 29, 2008, covering the playa and surrounding...

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Students from Maryland School for the Blind Visit Goddard  

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ranging from space blankets to ice cores. NASA Goddard studies astrophysics, planetary science, Earth the harsh temperatures of space. The blankets are unique. For example, to provide adequate insulation of dimpled aluminum with an outer Teflon skin. The multi-layer insulation or "blanket" protects satellite

Christian, Eric

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SOLAR-BLIND PYROMETRIC TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT UNDER CONCENTRATED SOLAR  

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solar thermal applications. As contact thermometry is often not appropriate in the presence of high;Introduction In high temperature solar thermal applications, where key components are driven near reflections1,2 . The distinction between the emitted thermal and the reflected solar radiation becomes

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Photovoltaic ground fault and blind spot electrical simulations.  

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Ground faults in photovoltaic (PV) systems pose a fire and shock hazard. To mitigate these risks, AC-isolated, DC grounded PV systems in the United States use Ground Fault Protection Devices (GFPDs), e.g., fuses, to de-energize the PV system when there is a ground fault. Recently the effectiveness of these protection devices has come under question because multiple fires have started when ground faults went undetected. In order to understand the limitations of fuse-based ground fault protection in PV systems, analytical and numerical simulations of different ground faults were performed. The numerical simulations were conducted with Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) using a circuit model of the PV system which included the modules, wiring, switchgear, grounded or ungrounded components, and the inverter. The derivation of the SPICE model and the results of parametric fault current studies are provided with varying array topologies, fuse sizes, and fault impedances. Closed-form analytical approximations for GFPD currents from faults to the grounded current carrying conductor-known as %E2%80%9Cblind spot%E2%80%9D ground faults-are derived to provide greater understanding of the influence of array impedances on fault currents. The behavior of the array during various ground faults is studied for a range of ground fault fuse sizes to determine if reducing the size of the fuse improves ground fault detection sensitivity. The results of the simulations show that reducing the amperage rating of the protective fuse does increase fault current detection sensitivity without increasing the likelihood of nuisance trips to a degree. Unfortunately, this benefit reaches a limit as fuses become smaller and their internal resistance increases to the point of becoming a major element in the fault current circuit.

Flicker, Jack David; Johnson, Jay

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validity of False Belief Tasks in Blind Children  

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This can be illustrated with Minter et al.’s (1998) teapot task. In this task, children have to predict the contents of a teapot, but, unexpectedly, when they lift it ... children had “no problems in recognizing ...

Michael Brambring; Doreen Asbrock

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Science Learning in Blind Children through Audio-Based Games  

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In this study we present AudioLink, an interactive audio-based virtual environment for children with visual disabilities to support their learning of science. AudioLink is a Role-Playing Game (RPG) for learnin...

Jaime Sánchez; Miguel Elías

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Memory Function Before and After Whole Brain Radiotherapy in Patients With and Without Brain Metastases  

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Purpose: To prospectively compare the effect of prophylactic and therapeutic whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) on memory function in patients with and without brain metastases. Methods and Materials: Adult patients with and without brain metastases (n = 44) were prospectively evaluated with serial cognitive testing, before RT (T0), after starting RT (T1), at the end of RT (T2), and 6-8 weeks (T3) after RT completion. Data were obtained from small-cell lung cancer patients treated with prophylactic cranial irradiation, patients with brain metastases treated with therapeutic cranial irradiation (TCI), and breast cancer patients treated with RT to the breast. Results: Before therapy, prophylactic cranial irradiation patients performed worse than TCI patients or than controls on most test scores. During and after WBRT, verbal memory function was influenced by pretreatment cognitive status (p < 0.001) and to a lesser extent by WBRT. Acute (T1) radiation effects on verbal memory function were only observed in TCI patients (p = 0.031). Subacute (T3) radiation effects on verbal memory function were observed in both TCI and prophylactic cranial irradiation patients (p = 0.006). These effects were more pronounced in patients with above-average performance at baseline. Visual memory and attention were not influenced by WBRT. Conclusions: The results of our study have shown that WBRT causes cognitive dysfunction immediately after the beginning of RT in patients with brain metastases only. At 6-8 weeks after the end of WBRT, cognitive dysfunction was seen in patients with and without brain metastases. Because cognitive dysfunction after WBRT is restricted to verbal memory, patients should not avoid WBRT because of a fear of neurocognitive side effects.

Welzel, Grit [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim (Germany)], E-mail: grit.welzel@radonk.ma.uni-heidelberg.de; Fleckenstein, Katharina [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim (Germany); Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Schaefer, Joerg; Hermann, Brigitte; Kraus-Tiefenbacher, Uta; Mai, Sabine K.; Wenz, Frederik [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim (Germany)

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Portable, space-saving medical patient support system  

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A support platform having a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration on a floor. The support platform is related to stretcher devices that are used for transporting, confining, or conducting medical procedures on medical patients in medical emergencies. The support platform typically includes a work surface that has a geometric extent. A base that typically includes a plurality of frame members is provided, and the frame members are disposed across the geometric extent of, and proximal to, the work surface in the stowed configuration. The frame members are typically disposed on the floor in the deployed configuration. There is a foldable bracing system engaged with the work surface and engaged with the base. At least a portion of the foldable bracing system is disposed substantially inside at least a portion of the plurality of frame members in the stowed configuration. Further, the foldable bracing system is configured for translocation of the work surface distal from the base in the deployed configuration.

Bzorgi; Fariborz (Knoxville, TN)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Glottal opening in patients with vocal fold tissue changes  

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Summary Synchronized videostroboscopy and electroglottography were applied to the measurement of anterior-to-posterior open glottal length in four groups of patients; two with no clinically significant voice disorder, one with vocal fold polyps, and one with vocal fold nodules. The data showed that the groups did not differ significantly when open glottal length was measured at the time of minimum glottal opening. The pathological groups had significantly lower open glottal length measurements, however, when measurements were obtained at the time that vocal fold contact was initiated during the glottal cycle. The findings are preliminary evidence that vocal fold neoplasms may not have the effect of reducing glottal closure, as previously suggested in the literature. The data also highlight the importance of examining differential effects of vocal fold neoplasms at various points throughout the glottal cycle.

Michael P. Karnell; Ligang Li; William R. Panje

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Cellular cardiomyoplasty for a patient with heart failure  

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Background: A 73-year-old man with a history of myocardial infarction and hypertension for 5 years suffered heart failure (NYHA III-IV). Methods: 2D echo indicated hypokinesia at septal, left ventricular anterior wall and apical regions. Coronary angiograms demonstrated 60% stenosis in distal left main and 99% stenosis in proximal and distal left anterior descending coronary arteries (LAD). Both proximal artery and middle left circumflex coronary artery (LC) had 90% stenosis, and diffuse stenosis of right coronary artery (RC) was found. Myocardial perfusion imaging using {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI indicated defective perfusion of left ventricular apex, anterior wall and septal region and severe reduced perfusion of posterior inferior wall. Myocardial metabolic activities ({sup 18}F-deoxyglucose) also showed comparable reductions. After exposing the heart, LAD, LC, and RC were all completely occluded and bypass procedure could not be completed. Autologous satellite cells were implanted without any complication and the patient had an uneventful recovery. Results: During the first 2 months, he remained in heart failure, and by the third month, he gradually improved and reached NYHA II. At fifth month after the procedure, significant increased ejection fraction (37.1-48.6%) and wall movement with modest reduction of left ventricular systolic diameter (48-45 mm) were observed. Imaging with {sup 18}F-deoxyglucose showed dramatic improvement in myocardial metabolic activity with similar improvement in myocardial perfusion ({sup 99m}Tc-MIBI). Conclusion: This is the first successful case of cellular cardiomyoplasty without any conjunctional procedure for patient with severe coronary heart disease and heart failure.

Zhang Fumin; Chen Yijiang; Yang Zhijian; Gao Xiang; Ma Wenzhu; Li Chuanfu; Kao, Race L

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Locoregional Failure in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Radical Mastectomy and Adjuvant Systemic Therapy: Which Patients Benefit From Postmastectomy Irradiation?  

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Purpose: To assess the locoregional failure in patients with Stage I-II breast cancer treated with radical mastectomy and to evaluate whether a subset of these patients might be at sufficiently high risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) to benefit from postmastectomy irradiation (PMRT). Methods and Materials: Stage I-II breast cancer patients (n = 150) treated with radical mastectomy without adjuvant irradiation between 1999 and 2005 were analyzed. The pattern of LRR was reported. Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to calculate rates of LRR, and Cox proportional hazards methods were used to evaluate potential risk factors. Results: Median follow-up was 75 months. Mean patient age was 56 years. One-hundred forty-three (95%) patients received adjuvant systemic therapy: 85 (57%) hormonal therapy alone, 14 (9%) chemotherapy alone, and 44 (29%) both chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Statistically significant factors associated with increased risk of LRR were premenopausal status (p = 0.004), estrogen receptor negative cancer (p = 0.02), pathologic grade 3 (p = 0.02), and lymphovascular invasion (p = 0.001). T and N stage were not associated with increased risk of regional recurrence. The 5-year LRR rate for patients with zero or one, two, three, and four risk factors was 1%, 10.3%, 24.2%, and 75%, respectively. Conclusions: A subset of patients with early-stage breast cancer is at high risk of LRR, and therefore PMRT might be beneficial.

Trovo, Marco, E-mail: marcotrovo33@hotmail.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy); Durofil, Elena [Department of Radiation Oncology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy); Polesel, Jerry [Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy); Roncadin, Mario [Department of Radiation Oncology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy); Perin, Tiziana [Department of Pathology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy); Mileto, Mario; Piccoli, Erica [Department of Surgery, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy); Quitadamo, Daniela [Scientific Direction, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy); Massarut, Samuele [Department of Surgery, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy); Carbone, Antonino [Department of Pathology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy); Trovo, Mauro G. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico of Aviano, Aviano (Italy)

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Timing for Assessment of Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation in Patients With Rectal Cancer: Do All Patients Benefit From Waiting Longer Than 6 Weeks?  

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Purpose: To estimate the metabolic activity of rectal cancers at 6 and 12 weeks after completion of chemoradiation therapy (CRT) by 2-[fluorine-18] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose-labeled positron emission tomography/computed tomography ([{sup 18}FDG]PET/CT) imaging and correlate with response to CRT. Methods and Materials: Patients with cT2-4N0-2M0 distal rectal adenocarcinoma treated with long-course neoadjuvant CRT (54 Gy, 5-fluouracil-based) were prospectively studied ( (ClinicalTrials.org) identifier (NCT00254683)). All patients underwent 3 PET/CT studies (at baseline and 6 and 12 weeks from CRT completion). Clinical assessment was at 12 weeks. Maximal standard uptake value (SUVmax) of the primary tumor was measured and recorded at each PET/CT study after 1 h (early) and 3 h (late) from {sup 18}FDG injection. Patients with an increase in early SUVmax between 6 and 12 weeks were considered 'bad' responders and the others as 'good' responders. Results: Ninety-one patients were included; 46 patients (51%) were 'bad' responders, whereas 45 (49%) patients were 'good' responders. 'Bad' responders were less likely to develop complete clinical response (6.5% vs. 37.8%, respectively; P=.001), less likely to develop significant histological tumor regression (complete or near-complete pathological response; 16% vs. 45%, respectively; P=.008) and exhibited greater final tumor dimension (4.3 cm vs. 3.3 cm; P=.03). Decrease between early (1 h) and late (3 h) SUVmax at 6-week PET/CT was a significant predictor of 'good' response (accuracy of 67%). Conclusions: Patients who developed an increase in SUVmax after 6 weeks were less likely to develop significant tumor downstaging. Early-late SUVmax variation at 6-week PET/CT may help identify these patients and allow tailored selection of CRT-surgery intervals for individual patients.

Perez, Rodrigo O. [Department of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil) [Department of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Angelita and Joaquim Gama Institute, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Habr-Gama, Angelita, E-mail: gamange@uol.com.br [Angelita and Joaquim Gama Institute, Sao Paulo (Brazil)] [Angelita and Joaquim Gama Institute, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Sao Juliao, Guilherme P. [Department of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil)] [Department of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Gama-Rodrigues, Joaquim [Angelita and Joaquim Gama Institute, Sao Paulo (Brazil)] [Angelita and Joaquim Gama Institute, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Sousa, Afonso H.S.; Campos, Fabio Guilherme; Imperiale, Antonio R. [Department of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil)] [Department of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Lynn, Patricio B.; Proscurshim, Igor [Angelita and Joaquim Gama Institute, Sao Paulo (Brazil)] [Angelita and Joaquim Gama Institute, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Nahas, Sergio Carlos [Department of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil)] [Department of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Ono, Carla Rachel; Buchpiguel, Carlos Alberto [Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil) [Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Division, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Hospital do Coracao, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) affects a majority of Alzheimer's disease patients and is associated with a rapid  

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hemorrhage in CAA patients. Engineering Theranostic Nanovehicles to Target Cerebrovascular Amyloid E. Agyare1

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THE IMPACT OF WORK UNIT AND ORGANIZATION SUPPORT ON HOSPITAL PATIENT SAFETY  

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THE IMPACT OF WORK UNIT AND ORGANIZATION SUPPORT ON HOSPITAL PATIENT SAFETY By C2009 Carol Ann Kemper B.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 1980 M.S.N, Boston College, 1983 Submitted to the graduate degree program of the School of Nursing... the relationships between Organization Support (OS) and Work Unit Support (WS) on Hospital Patient Safety. OS and WS were operationalized using the National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®) RN Survey with Job Satisfaction Scales. Patient Safety...

Kemper, Carol Ann

2009-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The challenge of patient safety and the remaking of American medicine  

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Prometheus: Talk About Safety and Culture” Annual Review ofHistory of Patient Safety Culture and Science. ” Journal ofand makes safety culture a central organizational goal. With

Van Rite, Eric

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: adult cancer patients Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Stanford Cancer Clinical Trials Information Line...

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patients undergoing Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Practice research in the field of gout Clinical pharmacology of antihyperuricemic drugs Summary: photo: Earth, moon, and stars...

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and emergency room... visits to see if the patients live near known sources of air pollution. Under a CDC tracking grant... , and Drexel University of Philadel phia to...

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memory deficits and executive dysfunctions in alcoholic Summary: , according to the DSM IV criteria of alcohol dependence (American ). Patients had no history of other...

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Neuroscience Division Collection: Biology and Medicine 70 A threat taxonomy for mHealth privacy Institute for Security, Technology, and Society Summary: by allowing patients...

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Use of dental X rays on postirradiated patients with head and neck cancer  

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As cancer therapy becomes more successful and cancer survival rates increase, the dentist will be treating more patients who have received radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Occasionally, patients and health professionals have indicated a belief that patients who have received irradiation to the head and neck regions should not be subjected to additional radiation through dental diagnostic X-ray exposures. A literature search failed to find any references that specifically addressed this question. This study reflects the opinions of 278 radiation oncologists (400 surveyed) who responded to questions about contraindications of dental X rays for the patient with head and neck cancer.

Jones, G.A.; Purdy, R.B.; Stoker, H.W.; Palmer RW 4

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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of Biochemistry, University of Alberta Collection: Chemistry ; Biology and Medicine 58 Ontology-Driven Hypothesis Generation to Explain Anomalous Patient Responses to Summary:...

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12 Application of Artificial Neural Network-Based Survival Analysis on Two Breast Cancer Datasets Summary: -free survival time (DFS) because these patients may change doctors,...

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results for: adult diabetic patients Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 University of Connecticut Health Center Summary: University of Connecticut Health Center UCONN Medical Group...

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Polytechnique, Centre de mathmatiques Collection: Mathematics 4 George Lillie, RN, Infusion Unit nurse, with patient A Guide to the Cancer Center Summary: George Lillie, RN,...

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From Truth Telling to Truth in the Making: A Paradigm Shift in Communication with Cancer Patients  

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Direct observation shows how traditional narrow biomedical conceptions of truth in medicine, coupled with increasing technological sophistication ... patient–doctor relationship. A new conceptualization of truth ...

Antonella Surbone MD; PhD; FACP

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of Nursing Services in Radiology Nursing services are provided to the Department of Radiology by virtue of its Summary: participate in patient education, pediatric and adult...

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Accelerometry coherence analysis to assess balance strategies in patients with multiple sclerosis.  

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??Patients with multiple sclerosis often complain about reduced balance and have increased sway during quiet standing. However, thus far, no investigations have been conducted to… (more)

Veys, Christopher G.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Patients With Lung Cancer Previously Treated With Thoracic Radiation  

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Purpose: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) provides excellent local control with acceptable toxicity for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. However, the efficacy and safety of SBRT for patients previously given thoracic radiation therapy is not known. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed outcomes after SBRT for recurrent disease among patients previously given radiation therapy to the chest. Materials and Methods: A search of medical records for patients treated with SBRT to the thorax after prior fractionated radiation therapy to the chest at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center revealed 36 such cases. The median follow-up time after SBRT was 15 months. The endpoints analyzed were overall survival, local control, and the incidence and severity of treatment-related toxicity. Results: SBRT provided in-field local control for 92% of patients; at 2 years, the actuarial overall survival rate was 59%, and the actuarial progression-free survival rate was 26%, with the primary site of failure being intrathoracic relapse. Fifty percent of patients experienced worsening of dyspnea after SBRT, with 19% requiring oxygen supplementation; 30% of patients experienced chest wall pain and 8% Grade 3 esophagitis. No Grade 4 or 5 toxic effects were noted. Conclusions: SBRT can provide excellent in-field tumor control in patients who have received prior radiation therapy. Toxicity was significant but manageable. The high rate of intrathoracic failure indicates the need for further study to identify patients who would derive the most benefit from SBRT for this purpose.

Kelly, Patrick [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Balter, Peter A. [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Rebueno, Neal; Sharp, Hadley J.; Liao Zhongxing; Komaki, Ritsuko [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Chang, Joe Y., E-mail: jychang@mdanderson.or [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock and Vibration Isolation System for Ambulatory and Litter Patients in Ground and Air Medical Transport.  

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??This project explored the effectiveness of seat and litter air bladder technologies in reducing patient exposure to whole body shock and vibration during ground borne… (more)

Hachem, Mohamad R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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sys- tems can... be designed to provide tailored information to patients on their health, their care teams, the sta- tus Source: Hunt, Galen - Operating Systems Group,...

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Institution Summary: patients to strive for the highest care possible." Ambulatory health care organizations seeking... Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)....

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of Maryland-Baltimore Collection: Biology and Medicine 5 Being Interactive Health Care Summary: moved in earnest to address patient safety. In particular, the US government's...

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patient self management education, promotion and reinforcement of action plan use, school asthma clinics... Promoting the use of Personal asthma action Plans: a systematic...

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Team based vs patient allocation systems in nursing: a comparative evaluation and socio-cultural discussion.  

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??This thesis reports on an effort to promote, implement and experimentally evaluate the ?team nursing? model of nursing care in comparison with an ?individual patient… (more)

Fairbrother, Greg Scott

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effectiveness of Patient Adherence Groups as a Model of Care for Stable Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa  

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Abstract: Background: Innovative models of care are required to cope with the ever-increasing number of patients on antiretroviral therapy in the most affected countries. This study, in Khayelitsha, South Africa, evaluates ...

Hernan, Miguel Angel

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Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Analysis of 144 Patients  

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Purpose: To retrospectively analyze the results of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) + external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for unresectable pancreatic cancer. Methods and Materials: The records of 144 patients treated with IORT, with or without, EBRT were reviewed. One hundred and thirteen patients (78.5%) were treated with IORT + EBRT and 114 patients (79.2%) were treated in conjunction with chemotherapy. The median doses of IORT and EBRT were 25 Gy and 45 Gy, respectively. The median follow-up of all 144 patients was 9.6 months (range, 0.5-69.7 months). Results: At the time of this analysis, 131 of 144 patients (91.0%) had disease recurrences. Local progression was observed in 60 patients (41.7%), and the 2-year local control (LC) rate in all patients was 44.6%. Patients treated with IORT, with or without, EBRT had significantly more favorable LC (2-year LC, 50.9%) than those treated with IORT without EBRT (p = 0.0004). The 2-year overall survival (OS) rate and the median survival time in all 144 patients were 14.7% and 10.5 months, respectively. Patients treated with chemotherapy had a significantly favorable OS than those treated without chemotherapy (p < 0.0001). On univariate analysis, chemotherapy use alone had a significant impact on OS and on multivariate analysis; chemotherapy use was a significant prognostic factor. Late gastrointestinal morbidity of National Cancer Institute-Common Terminology Criteria Grade 3 was observed in 2 patients (1.4%). Conclusion: IORT + EBRT yields a relatively favorable LC rate for unresectable pancreatic cancer with low frequency of severe late toxicity, and IORT combined with chemotherapy conferred a survival benefit compared with IORT without chemotherapy.

Ogawa, Kazuhiko, E-mail: kogawa@med.u-ryukyu.ac.j [Department of Radiology, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Karasawa, Katsuyuki [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital, Tokyo (Japan); Ito, Yoshinori [Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center, Tokyo (Japan); Ogawa, Yoshihiro; Jingu, Keiichi [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan); Onishi, Hiroshi; Aoki, Shinichi [Department of Radiology, Yamanashi University, Yamanashi (Japan); Wada, Hitoshi [Department of Radiation Oncology, Yamagata University, Yamagata (Japan); Kokubo, Masaki [Department of Radiation Oncology, Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation Hospital, Kobe (Japan); Ogo, Etsuyo; Etoh, Hidehiro [Department of Radiology, Kurume University, Kurume (Japan); Kazumoto, Tomoko [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saitama Cancer Center, Saitama (Japan); Takayama, Makoto [Department of Radiation Oncology, Kyorin University, Tokyo (Japan); Nemoto, Kenji [Department of Radiation Oncology, Yamagata University, Yamagata (Japan); Nishimura, Yasumasa [Department of Radiation Oncology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka (Japan)

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012 Making Research Count for Patients: A New Day  

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012 Making Research Count for Patients: A New Day www.cancerprogressreport.org · www.aacr.org #12;AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012 Making Research Count for Patients: A New Day www.cancerprogressreport.org · www.aacr.org Also published as: American Association for Cancer Research. AACR cancer progress report

Sherman, S. Murray

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Typical Radiation Doses to Patients from Some Common X Ray Examinations in Tanzania  

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...Radiation Protection Dosimetry Article Typical Radiation Doses to Patients from Some Common X Ray Examinations in Tanzania W.E. Muhogora A.M. Nyanda U.S. Lema J.E. Ngaile The results of entrance surface dose measurements on adult patients......

W.E. Muhogora; A.M. Nyanda; U.S. Lema; J.E. Ngaile

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectrum sensing improvement in cognitive radio networks for real-time patients monitoring  

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Spectrum sensing improvement in cognitive radio networks for real-time patients monitoring Dramane-bands to perform their transmission any- time and anywhere. Cognitive radio, although appropriate technology. Key words: Cognitive radio networks, e-health, patients monitoring, connectivity, Grey Model, Machine

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Contained nomadic information environments: Technology, organization, and environment influences on adoption of hospital RFID patient tracking  

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This paper reports on a case study of adoption of a contained nomadic information environment, exemplified by the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to keep track of hospital patients. The technology, organization, and environment (TOE) framework ... Keywords: Case study, Health care, Hospital, Nomadic information environments, Patient tracking, Qualitative research, Radio frequency identification

Qing Cao, Donald R. Jones, Hong Sheng

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Predicting Wrist Movement Trajectory from Ipsilesional ECoG in Chronic Stroke Patients  

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Predicting Wrist Movement Trajectory from Ipsilesional ECoG in Chronic Stroke Patients Martin Sp (BCI), Brain-Machine Interface (BMI), Stroke, Trajectory Prediction, Electrocor- ticography (ECo a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) for chronic stroke patients. The prediction of movement trajectory based

Grust, Torsten

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PROJECT OVERVIEW Construction Completion, August 2014 Open to Patients, February 2015  

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and cancer patients. PROJECT COST The cost of the first phase of the Mission Bay Hospitals Project is $1PROJECT OVERVIEW Construction Completion, August 2014 Open to Patients, February 2015 www.missionbayhospitals.ucsf.edu PROJECT SUMMARY UCSF is building a 289-bed, integrated hospital complex to serve children, women

Klein, Ophir

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Prediction of Sickle Cell Anemia Patient's Response to Hydroxyurea Treatment Using ARTMAP Network  

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Prediction of Sickle Cell Anemia Patient's Response to Hydroxyurea Treatment Using ARTMAP Network distance-based ARTMAP (MART) network to the predication of sickle cell anemia patients' response In the United States, about 1 in 500 African Ameri- cans develops sickle cell anima [5]. In Africa, about 1

Valafar, Faramarz

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Decreased Hematocrit-To-Viscosity Ratio and Increased Lactate Dehydrogenase Level in Patients with Sickle Cell  

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with Sickle Cell Anemia and Recurrent Leg Ulcers Philippe Connes1,2,3* , Yann Lamarre1,2 , Marie-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe Abstract Leg ulcer is a disabling complication in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA Dehydrogenase Level in Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia and Recurrent Leg Ulcers. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79680. doi:10

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Clinical Characteristics of Patients Who Test Positive for Clostridium difficile by Repeat PCR  

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...Bacteriology Clinical Characteristics of Patients Who Test Positive for Clostridium difficile by Repeat PCR...Nevertheless, a small subset of patients do test positive within 7 days of a negative test. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical...

Daniel A. Green; Brie Stotler; Dana Jackman; Susan Whittier; Phyllis Della-Latta

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Analysis of Patient Treatment Procedures R.P. Jagadeesh Chandra Bose1,2  

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a Dutch Academic Hos- pital, provided for the BPI challenge is analyzed using process mining techniques. The log contains events related to treatment and diagnosis steps for patients diagnosed with cancer. Given subsets of cases (e.g., patients having a particular type of cancer that need to be treated urgently

van der Aalst, Wil

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Decreased T-Cell Responses to Influenza Vaccination in Patients with Heart Failure  

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Decreased T-Cell Responses to Influenza Vaccination in Patients with Heart Failure Orly Vardeny vaccination in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) are less vigorous than the responses of healthy strategies for influenza vaccination. Key Words: chronic heart failure, CHF, influenza vaccination, immune

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The Future of Patient Care at Academic Health Centers Karen Davis  

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The Future of Patient Care at Academic Health Centers Karen Davis President The Commonwealth Fund, chairman, James J. Mongan, MD #12;4 The Future of Patient Care at Academic Health Centers · Strategy for Achieving a High Performance Health System · A 2020 Vision for American Health Care · How Do We Fare? ­ 2011

von der Heydt, Rüdiger

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Duke Health Briefs: Positive Outlook Linked to Longer Life in Heart Patients  

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Duke Health Briefs: Positive Outlook Linked to Longer Life in Heart Patients keywords : CardiologyMinute. Here's some health advice to take to heart: if you want to live longer, stay happy. A recent Duke study of more than 800 heart patients found that those who reported experiencing more positive emotions

Hunter, David

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A knowledge-based architecture for the management of patient-focused care pathways  

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There is need for software systems in order to coordinate the activities of healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of a patient, aligning the care delivery around already existing Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). This is being carried ... Keywords: Care pathway, Clinical Decision Support System, Clinical practice guideline, Hierarchical Task Network Planning, Patient context, Therapy planning system

Inmaculada Sánchez-Garzón, Arturo González-Ferrer, Juan Fernández-Olivares

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AT&T Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions Software as a Service (RPMSaaS) helps  

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way to provide outpatient care. Fortunately, healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act allow new-time remote patient monitoring software. RPM­SaaS automates post-discharge care through interactive mobile patient access, clinical caregivers may intervene to avoid acute health problems, as well as provide

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A Biomedical Patient Data Driven Approach for the Prediction of Tumor Motion  

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1 A Biomedical Patient Data Driven Approach for the Prediction of Tumor Motion Jonanthan of the patient biomedical data and the tumor motion data for accurate tumor motion characterization and prediction. Method and Materials: For the analysis of biomedical data, we worked through the main steps

Wu, Yuqing Melanie

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Fossil Energy Know-How Helps Heart Patients | Department of Energy  

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Fossil Energy Know-How Helps Heart Patients Fossil Energy Know-How Helps Heart Patients Fossil Energy Know-How Helps Heart Patients February 9, 2012 - 10:14am Addthis Researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory have received national recognition for developing a new metal alloy that has dramatically improved coronary stents used in patients with heart problems. Coronary stents made from the award-winning platinum-chromium (PtCr) alloy are more flexible and conformable than traditional stents. The improved stents are manufactured by Boston Scientific. | Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific Corporation. Researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory have received national recognition for developing a new metal alloy that has dramatically improved coronary stents used in patients with heart problems. Coronary

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AN ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK EVALUATION OF TUBERCULOSIS USING GENETIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PATIENT DATA  

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When doctors see more cases of patients with tell-tale symptoms of a disease, it is hoped that they will be able to recognize an infection administer treatment appropriately, thereby speeding up recovery for sick patients. We hope that our studies can aid in the detection of tuberculosis by using a computer model called an artificial neural network. Our model looks at patients with and without tuberculosis (TB). The data that the neural network examined came from the following: patient' age, gender, place, of birth, blood type, Rhesus (Rh) factor, and genes of the human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) system (9q34.1) present in the Major Histocompatibility Complex. With availability in genetic data and good research, we hope to give them an advantage in the detection of tuberculosis. We try to mimic the doctor's experience with a computer test, which will learn from patient data the factors that contribute to TB.

Griffin, William O.; Darsey, Jerry A. [Department of Chemistry of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR (United States); Hanna, Josh [Department of Bioinformatics of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR (United States); Razorilova, Svetlana; Kitaev, Mikhael; Alisherov, Avtandiil [National Center of Tuberculosis, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan); Tarasenko, Olga [Department of Biology University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR (United States)

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An index for estimating resistance to infection in patients with burns  

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The bactericidal index (BI), which measures the bactericidal capacity of polymorphs against bacteria isolated from burns, has been used to monitor susceptibility to infection in patients with burns. On admission, patients had different BI values against different bacteria but were only susceptible to infection when the \\{BIs\\} to bacteria on their burns was low. In patients where the BI was measured against the infecting strains of Staphylococcus aureus, BI values lower than those found in healthy volunteers occurred at the onset of septicaemia and abscesses. A low BI in patients infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa coincided with high levels of endotoxin in their peripheral blood. Patients inoculated with a new polyvalent pseudomonas vaccine had a raised BI against all strains of P. aeruginosa tested.

E.A. Roe; R.J. Jones

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Is Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Overtreatment in Cervical Cancer Patients With Intermediate Risk Factors?  

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Purpose: To determine whether adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) improves the outcome of cervical cancer patients with intermediate risk factors. Methods and Materials: Between January 2000 and June 2006, the medical records of 735 patients who had undergone radical surgery for Stage IB-IIA cervical cancer were reviewed retrospectively. Of the 735 patients, 172 with two or more intermediate risk factors (i.e., lymphovascular space involvement, deep stromal invasion, and tumor size {>=}2 cm) were grouped as follows according to the adjuvant treatment received: 34 patients, no further treatment; 49 patients, RT; and 89 patients, CRT. The significance of the clinical parameters and recurrence-free survival of each group were analyzed. Results: Of the 172 patients with any of the intermediate risk factors, 137 (79.6%) had two or more intermediate risk factors. Of the 172 patients, 12 developed recurrences (6.4%)->(7.0%), with 6 in the pelvis and 6 in distant sites. All 12 recurrences occurred in those who had two or more intermediate risk factors (sensitivity, 100%); however, only six recurrences were detected in patients who met the Gynecologic Oncology Group criteria for the intermediate-risk group (sensitivity, 50%; Z test, p < .05). A statistically significant difference was found in the 3-year recurrence-free survival rate among the no further treatment, RT, and CRT groups (67.5%, 90.5%, and 97.5%, respectively; p < .05). The incidence of Grade 3-4 hematologic and gastrointestinal toxicities was not significantly different statistically between the RT and CRT groups (6.1% and 13.4%, respectively; p > .05). Conclusion: Postoperative adjuvant CRT can improve the outcome of cervical cancer patients with intermediate risk factors, with low increase in toxicity.

Ryu, Sang-Young, E-mail: ryu@kcch.re.k [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Park, Sang-Il [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Nam, Byung-Ho [Center for Clinical Trials, National Cancer Center, Kyongi (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Chul-Koo [Department of Radiation Oncology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Kidong; Kim, Beob-Jong; Kim, Moon-Hong; Choi, Seok-Cheol; Lee, Eui-Don; Lee, Kyoung-Hee [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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Risk of Radiation Retinopathy in Patients With Orbital and Ocular Lymphoma  

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Purpose: Radiation retinopathy is a potential long-term complication of radiation therapy to the orbit. The risk of developing this adverse effect is dose dependent; however, the threshold is unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the risk of developing radiation retinopathy at increasing radiation doses. Methods and Materials: A 40-year retrospective review was performed of patients who received external beam radiation therapy for ocular/orbital non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Results: Sixty-seven patients who had at least one ophthalmic follow-up examination were included in this study. Most patients (52%) were diagnosed with NHL involving the orbit. Patients received external beam radiation therapy at doses between 1886 and 5400 cGy (mean, 3033 {+-} 782 cGy). Radiation retinopathy developed in 12% of patients, and the median time to diagnosis was 27 months (range, 15-241months). The mean prescribed radiation dose in patients with retinopathy was 3309 {+-} 585 cGy, and the estimated retinal dose (derived by reviewing the dosimetry) was 3087 {+-} 1030 cGy. The incidence of retinopathy increased with dose. The average prescribed daily fractionated dose was higher in patients who developed retinopathy than in patients who did not (mean, 202 cGy vs 180 cGy, respectively; P = .04). More patients with radiation retinopathy had comorbid diabetes mellitus type 2 than patients without retinopathy (P = .015). In our study, the mean visual acuity of the eyes that received radiation was worse than that of the eyes that did not (P = .027). Other postradiotherapy ocular findings included keratitis (6%), dry eyes (39%), and cataract (33%). Conclusions: Radiation retinopathy, a known complication of radiotherapy for orbital tumors, relates to vascular comorbidities and dose. Higher total doses and larger daily fractions (>180 cGy) appear to be related to higher rates of retinopathy. Future larger studies are required to identify a statistically significant threshold for the development of retinopathy.

Kaushik, Megha; Pulido, Jose S. [Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (United States)] [Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (United States); Schild, Steven E. [Division of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona (United States)] [Division of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona (United States); Stafford, Scott, E-mail: stafford.scott@mayo.edu [Division of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (United States)] [Division of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (United States)

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Characteristics in nutritional status of patients on dialysis in south korea  

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Malnutrition has been shown to be an important risk factor for increased mortality in the dialysis patients, and insufficient amino acid intake is one of the causes. Especially in Korea, the protein wasting would be more prevalent and severe because protein is relatively deficient in traditional Korean diet. We investigated the nutritional parameters of 72 hemodialysis (HD) patients(men : 35, women : 37) and 63 continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients (men : 30, women : 33) by measureing %IBW (ideal body weight), %TSF (tricep skin fold), %MAC (mid arm circumference), %MAMC (mid arm muscle circumference), serum albumin, serum transferrin, TLC (total lymphocyte count), SGA (subjective global assessment), and by estimating energy and protein intakes with 1-month food frequency method. Between HD and CAPD group, mean age (55 ±12 vs. 56 ±12 yr), dialysis durations (45 ±31 vs. 41 ±24 mon), dietary energy intakes (28.3 ±9.0 vs. 28.8 ±8.6 kcal/kg/day), dietary protein intakes (1.1 ±0.3 vs. 1.0 ±0.5 g/kg/day) and incidence of co-morbid conditions (67.0% vs. 67.6%) were not significantly different. Data by using SGA showed a higher incidence of malnutrition in CAPD patients (47.8%) than in HD patients (35.2%). %IBW (p < 0.001), %TSF (p < 0.001) and %MAC (p < 0.001) were higher in CAPD patients than were in HD patients. But serum albumin (p < 0.001) and transferrin (p < 0.001) were significantly lower in CAPD patients than were in HD patients. A higher incidence of malnutrition was shown in CAPD Patients than in HD Patients due to different dialysis type. A significant finding was that CAPD showed protein deficient malnutrition and HD did calorie deficient malnutrition. In conclusion, specialized nutrition education depending on dialytic modality should be necessary to efficiently improve nutritional status, and it can be postulated that essential amino acid and other supplement are helpful for improving nutritional status in dialysis patients, especially in peritoneal dialysis patients

Jonghyo Lee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is Response to Radiotherapy in Patients Related to the Severity of Pretreatment Pain?  

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Purpose: The primary objective of this study was to determine whether there is a relationship between the severity of pretreatment pain and response to palliative radiotherapy (RT) for painful bone metastases. Methods and Materials: The database for patients with bone metastases seen at the Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program at the Odette Cancer Center from 1999 to 2006 was analyzed. The proportion of patients with mild (scores 1-4), moderate (scores 5-6), or severe (scores 7-10) pain at baseline who experienced a complete response, partial response, stable response, or progressive response after palliative RT was determined according to International Bone Metastases Consensus definitions. Results: During the 7-year study period 1,053 patients received palliative radiation for bone metastases. The median age was 68 years and the median Karnofsky performance status was 70. Of the patients, 53% had a complete or partial response at 1 month, 52% at 2 months, and 54% at 3 months post-RT. Conclusions: There was no significant difference in terms of the proportion of responders (patients with complete or partial response) and nonresponders in terms of painful bone metastases among patients presenting with mild, moderate, or severe pain. Patients with moderate pain should be referred for palliative RT.

Kirou-Mauro, Andrea; Hird, Amanda; Wong, Jennifer; Sinclair, Emily; Barnes, Elizabeth A.; Tsao, May; Danjoux, Cyril [Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada); Chow, Edward [Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada)], E-mail: edward.chow@sunnybrook.ca

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The relative effect of health literacy and patient activation on provider choice in the Netherlands  

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Abstract Active provider choice by patients has become an important policy theme in western, countries over the last decades. However, not many patients and consumers exercise their right to, choose. Both health literacy and patient activation are likely to have an impact on the choice process. In, this article the relative effect of health literacy and patient activation on provider choice in the, Netherlands is studied. A questionnaire was sent to a representative sample of 2000 Dutch citizens. The questionnaire, included a measure of functional health literacy, the Dutch version of the Patient Activation Measure, and questions assessing active provider choice, reasons not to engage in it and other ways of provider, selection. The majority of respondents (59.6%) would not search for information on the basis of which they, could select the best provider or hospital. Most people rely on their general practitioner's advice. Both, low literacy and lower patient activation levels were negatively associated with active provider choice. In a regression analysis gender, education and patient activation proved the most important, predictors. The policy focus on active provider choice might result in inequity, with men, less educated, and less activated people being at a disadvantage.

Jany Rademakers; Jessica Nijman; Anne E.M. Brabers; Judith D. de Jong; Michelle Hendriks

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Survival Benefit for Pediatric Patients With Recurrent Ependymoma Treated With Reirradiation  

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Purpose: The outcome of recurrent ependymoma in children is dismal. Reirradiation has been proposed as an effective modality for ependymoma at relapse. However, the toxicity and outcome benefits of this approach have not been well established. Methods and Materials: We conducted a retrospective population-based study of all patients with recurrent ependymoma treated between 1986 and 2010 in our institution. Demographic, treatment, and outcome data were analyzed for the entire cohort. Results: Of 113 patients with intracranial ependymoma, 47 patients relapsed. At the time of relapse, 29 patients were treated with surgical resection and/or chemotherapy, and 18 patients received full-dose ({>=}54 Gy focal and/or craniospinal) reirradiation with or without surgery at recurrence. Reirradiation was tolerated well with no severe acute complications noticed. Three-year overall survival was 7% {+-} 6% and 81% {+-} 12% for nonreirradiated and reirradiated patients, respectively (p < 0.0001). Time to second progression after reirradiation was significantly longer than time to first progression. This surprising phenomenon was associated with improved progression-free survival for tumors with evidence of DNA damage (n = 15; p = 0.002). At a mean follow-up of 3.73 years, only 2/18 patients had endocrine dysfunction, and 1 patient required special education support. However, a decline in intellectual function from pre- to postreirradiation assessment was observed. Conclusions: Reirradiation is an effective treatment that may change the natural history of recurrent ependymoma in children. However, this change may be associated with increased neurocognitive toxicity. Additional follow-up is needed to determine the risk of late recurrence, secondary radiation-induced tumors, and long-term functional outcome of these patients.

Bouffet, Eric, E-mail: eric.bouffet@sickkids.ca [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Hawkins, Cynthia E. [Department of Pathology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Pathology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Ballourah, Walid [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Taylor, Michael D. [Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Bartels, Ute K. [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Schoenhoff, Nicholas [Department of Psychology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Psychology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Tsangaris, Elena; Huang, Annie [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Kulkarni, Abhaya [Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Mabbot, Donald J. [Department of Psychology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Psychology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Laperriere, Normand [Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Tabori, Uri [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

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Tumor Microsatellite Instability and Clinical Outcome in Young Patients with Colorectal Cancer  

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...treated the patients, we collected information on family history and clinical screening from the patients or their next of kin, or by reviewing medical charts. We excluded patients from the study if they did not undergo resection of the primary colorectal adenocarcinoma or if pathological review did not confirm... Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Western society.1,2 Despite advances in screening, diagnosis, and treatment, it is still the second leading cause of cancer-related death in North America.1,2 Much has been learned over the past decade ...

Gryfe R.; Kim H.; Hsieh E.T.K.

2000-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Lifeworld-led healthcare is more than patient-led care: an existential view of well-being  

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In this paper we offer an appreciation and critique of patient-led care as expressed in current policy and practice. We argue that current patient-led approaches hinder a focus on a deeper understanding of what p...

Karin Dahlberg; Les Todres; Kathleen Galvin

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective dose calculations in conventional diagnostic X-ray examinations for adult and paediatric patients in a large Italian hospital  

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......paediatric patients in a large Italian hospital Gaetano Compagnone Laura Pagan Carlo...Physics Department, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna...radioprotection of the patient. In our hospital, eight radiological departments and......

Gaetano Compagnone; Laura Pagan; Carlo Bergamini

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality-of-life assessment in patients treated with lower-energy thermotherapy: Prostasoft 2.0  

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...This study was designed to evaluate the impact of lower-energy transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) on quality of life (QoL) and quality of sexual function (QSF) in patients ... total of 216 patients w...

Elmer Francisca; Michael Blute; Jean de la Rosette

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Using the Microsoft Kinect for Patient Size Estimation and Radiation Dose Normalization: Proof of Concept and Initial Validation  

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Monitoring patients' imaging-related radiation is currently a hot topic, but there ... are many obstacles to accurate, patient-specific dose estimation. While some, such as easier access to dose data and paramete...

Tessa S. Cook; Gregory Couch; Timothy J. Couch; Woojin Kim…

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Combinations of anti-inflammatory agents are used by more than half of patients with acute gout in US hospitals,  

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Combinations of anti-inflammatory agents are used by more than half of patients with acute gout in US hospitals, despite a lack of ... patients (all men) were identified as having gout; 79 had acute gout in hospi...

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Overall scores as an alternative to global ratings in patient experience surveys; a comparison of four methods  

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Global ratings of healthcare by patients are a popular way of summarizing patients’ experiences. Summary scores can be used for comparing healthcare provider performance and provider rankings. As an alternativ...

Maarten W Krol; Dolf de Boer; Jany JDJM Rademakers…

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Relationships between patient activation, disease-specific knowledge and health outcomes among people with diabetes; a survey study  

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Nowadays, patients are expected to be involved in their health care, well-informed and able to adjust their behavior to maintain a good health. Investigating patient activation and its relationships with patie...

Michelle Hendriks; Jany Rademakers

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2?,5?-Oligoadenylate synthetase activity in the liver and peripheral blood mononuclear cells of chronic hepatitis patients  

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The in vivo activity of the interferon (IFN) system was studied in 39 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and in 24 patients with chronic hepatitis type non-A, non-B (CHNANB). 2?,5?-Oligoadenylate syntheta...

Yasushi Ogawa M.D.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Door-to-balloon Time by Decreasing Door-to-ECG time for Walk-in STEMI Patients  

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JD, Lindsell CJ, et al. Door-to-ECG time in patients QualTime by Decreasing Door-to-ECG time for Walk-in STEMIto-electrocardiography (ECG) times for patients with ST-

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Resource Utilisation and Cost Analysis of Memantine in Patients with Moderate to Severe Alzheimer’s Disease  

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Objective:...To determine the effects of 28 weeks of memantine treatment for patients with AD on resource...

Dr Anders Wimo; Bengt Winblad; Albrecht Stöffler; Yvonne Wirth…

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Percutaneous Transsplenic Access to the Portal Vein for Management of Vascular Complication in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease  

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Purpose: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of percutaneous transsplenic access to the portal vein for management of vascular complication in patients with chronic liver diseases. Methods: Between Sept 2009 and April 2011, percutaneous transsplenic access to the portal vein was attempted in nine patients with chronic liver disease. Splenic vein puncture was performed under ultrasonographic guidance with a Chiba needle, followed by introduction of a 4 to 9F sheath. Four patients with hematemesis or hematochezia underwent variceal embolization. Another two patients underwent portosystemic shunt embolization in order to improve portal venous blood flow. Portal vein recanalization was attempted in three patients with a transplanted liver. The percutaneous transsplenic access site was closed using coils and glue. Results: Percutaneous transsplenic splenic vein catheterization was performed successfully in all patients. Gastric or jejunal varix embolization with glue and lipiodol mixture was performed successfully in four patients. In two patients with a massive portosystemic shunt, embolization of the shunting vessel with a vascular plug, microcoils, glue, and lipiodol mixture was achieved successfully. Portal vein recanalization was attempted in three patients with a transplanted liver; however, only one patient was treated successfully. Complete closure of the percutaneous transsplenic tract was achieved using coils and glue without bleeding complication in all patients. Conclusion: Percutaneous transsplenic access to the portal vein can be an alternative route for portography and further endovascular management in patients for whom conventional approaches are difficult or impossible.

Chu, Hee Ho; Kim, Hyo-Cheol, E-mail: angiointervention@gmail.com; Jae, Hwan Jun [Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Institute of Radiation Medicine, Clinical Research Institute (Korea, Republic of); Yi, Nam-Joon; Lee, Kwang-Woong; Suh, Kyung-Suk [Seoul National University College of Medicine and Seoul National University Hospital, Department of Surgery (Korea, Republic of); Chung, Jin Wook; Park, Jae Hyung [Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Institute of Radiation Medicine, Clinical Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)

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Normal muscle oxygen consumption and fatigability in sickle cell patients despite reduced microvascular oxygenation and hemorheological abnormalities  

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1 Normal muscle oxygen consumption and fatigability in sickle cell patients despite reduced hypothesized that muscle metabolism and fatigability could be impaired in sickle cell patients, no study has profile at rest between 16 healthy subjects (AA), 20 sickle cell-hemoglobin C disease (SC) patients and 16

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Alzheimer's patient activity assessment using different sensors Carlos Fernando Crispim-Junior1  

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activity assessment for the estimation of older people performance in instrumental activities of daily trials on the evaluation of older people motor functions2-3 . The patients wore a chest or wrist sensor

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RACK-1 expression and cytokine production in leukocytes obtained from AD patients  

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Background and aims: The purpose of this study was to evaluate in vitro cytokine production in blood leukocytes obtained from sporadic AD patients, aged controls and young individuals. Methods: D...

Marco Racchi; Elena Sinforiani; Stefano Govoni…

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cancer survivors and survivorship care: Provider expectations, post-treatment health services, and patient reported outcomes  

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2011) Long Term Effects and Cancer Survivorship in the OlderGanz (Eds. ), Management of Cancer for the Older Patient (the Quality of Care for Cancer Survivors. Psycho-Oncology (

Hahn, Erin Elizabeth

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Plasma Drug Activity in Patients on Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis  

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...research-article Clinical Therapeutics Plasma Drug Activity in Patients on Treatment...Florida, USA Little is known about plasma drug concentrations relative to quantitative...the ratio of the time to detection of plasma-cocultured Mycobacterium tuberculosis...

Stellah G. Mpagama; Norah Ndusilo; Suzanne Stroup; Happiness Kumburu; Charles A. Peloquin; Jean Gratz; Eric R. Houpt; Gibson S. Kibiki; Scott K. Heysell

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Critical processes and performance measures for patient safety systems in healthcare institutions: a Delphi study  

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This dissertation study presents a conceptual framework for implementing and assessing patient safety systems in healthcare institutions. The conceptual framework consists of critical processes and performance measures identified in the context...

Akins, Ralitsa B.

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Follow Up for Emergency Department Patients After Intravenous Contrast and Risk of Nephropathy  

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increase in serum creatinine (SCr) greater than 25% or ?0.5patients (13%) had a baseline SCr >1.2 mg/dL. One hundredthan abnormal baseline SCr. [West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(3):

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Elevated Cancer Mortality in the Relatives of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer  

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2009 American Association for Cancer Research. November 2009 research-article Research Articles Elevated Cancer Mortality in the Relatives of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Li Wang 1 Kieran A. Brune 2 Kala Visvanathan 1 3 Daniel Laheru 3 Joseph...

Li Wang; Kieran A. Brune; Kala Visvanathan; Daniel Laheru; Joseph Herman; Christoper Wolfgang; Richard Schulick; John L. Cameron; Michael Goggins; Ralph H. Hruban; Alison P. Klein

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survival of Elderly Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock  

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Objectives We sought to assess clinical outcomes of elderly patients (age ?75 years) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (MI) complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS) in a contemporary multicenter PCI registry. Background Although benefits of early PCI have been shown in younger groups, few studies have reported on clinical outcomes in elderly shock patients using current PCI techniques. Methods We analyzed baseline characteristics and procedural and clinical outcomes in 143 consecutive patients presenting with MI and CS who underwent PCI from the Melbourne Interventional Group registry between 2004 and 2007. Results Of the 143 patients, 31.5% (n = 45) were elderly and 68.5% were younger (age merits further investigation.

Han S. Lim; Omar Farouque; Nick Andrianopoulos; Bryan P. Yan; Chris C.S. Lim; Angela L. Brennan; Chris M. Reid; Melanie Freeman; Kerrie Charter; Alexander Black; Gishel New; Andrew E. Ajani; Stephen J. Duffy; David J. Clark

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Significant Association of oncogene YAP1 with Poor Prognosis and Cetuximab Resistance in Colorectal Cancer Patients  

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...groups according to this signature: activated YAP1 CRC (AYCC) or inactivated YAP1 CRC (IYCC). Stratified patients in five test cohorts were evaluated to determine the effect of the signature on CRC prognosis and response to cetuximab treatment. Results...

Keun-Wook Lee; Sung Sook Lee; Sang-Bae Kim; Bo Hwa Sohn; Hyun-Sung Lee; Hee-Jin Jnag; Yun-Yong Park; Scott Kopetz; Sung Soo Kim; Sang Cheul Oh; Ju-Seog Lee

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Estimation of radiation doses to patients and surgeons from various fluoroscopically guided orthopaedic surgeries  

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......the medical personnel exposure...the medical personnel is always...to the operating surgeon and...potential selections. At 80 kVp...level of training and experience of the operating surgeon...patient and personnel doses. Using......

Ioannis A. Tsalafoutas; Virginia Tsapaki; Alkiviadis Kaliakmanis; Spiridon Pneumaticos; Fotis Tsoronis; Elias D. Koulentianos; George Papachristou

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A systematic approach to statistical analysis in dosimetry and patient-specific IMRT plan verification measurements  

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The expected delivered dose in patient and variance are quantitatively estimated using Student T distribution and Chi...Distribution, respectively, based on pre-treatment QA measurements. Relationships between th...

Songbing Qin; Miao Zhang; Sung Kim; Ting Chen; Leonard H Kim…

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acute stroke patients Sample Search Results  

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: acute stroke patients Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 This article provides a revised Primary Stroke...

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Lack of Gender Disparities in Emergency Department Triage of Acute Stroke Patients  

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ESI triage differences in stroke severity, outcomes, andNurs. 2011;37:526-532. patients with acute ischemic stroke.J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 9. Karve SJ, Balkrishnan R,

Madsen, Tracy E.; Choo, Esther K.; Seigel, Todd A.; Palms, Danielle; Silver, Brian

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acromegalic patients treated Sample Search...  

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and Long-Term Safety of Deep Brain Stimulation In the Treatment of Movement Disorders C. Kenney, MD, R. Simpson, MD, PhD, C. Hunter, RN, W. Ondo, MD, Summary: : All patients...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - antiretroviral-treated hiv-infected patients...  

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by carotid intima-media thickness in patients with HIV infection. Circulation 2004; 109:1603-8. 10. Lebech AM... . Jerico C, Knobel H, Calvo N et al. Subclinical carotid ......

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Summary: anorexia nervosa (n49); (2) patients with bulimia nervosa (n38) according to DSM-IV criteria; and (3... anorexia nervosa (n49), bulimia nervosa (n38), and healthy...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aids patients patologia Sample Search Results  

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Division Collection: Engineering 45 Can I access your Data? Privacy Management in mHealth Summary: the risks and benefits of each option to the patient, to aid in the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aduit patient case Sample Search Results  

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Collection: Mathematics 57 Can I access your Data? Privacy Management in mHealth Summary: ; in this case, a paper con- sent form would suffice. But, a patient may...

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Healthcare technology, patient engagement and adherence : systems and business opportunity analysis  

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In the current shift in the US healthcare system, lower cost, higher quality of care, access and safety are the main drivers that are effecting changes. Patient compliance with medication and technology enabled wellness ...

Jog, Chetan R. (Chetan Ravindra)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of manipulative dexterity in patients with hand-arm vibration syndrome  

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Objectives:...The purpose of the study was to assess quantitative measurements of the manipulative dexterity of patients suffering from hand-transmitted vibration disorder, and to investigate a p...

N. Toibana; N. Ishikawa; H. Sakakibara

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of eliminating administrative radiographs on patient exposure and accuracy of provisional treatment plans  

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Published reports and recommendations suggest that radiographs are often ordered because of administrative policies during the screening and selection of patients for dental school clinics. This study examined the prescription of radiographs for two groups of patients: those who were radiographically examined according to an administrative policy and those whose radiographic needs were determined by a clinical examination. The provisional treatment needs assessment based on the screening examination was compared to the final treatment plan based on a complete diagnostic workup for both groups of patients to assess the effect of a change in school policy. Clinicians ordered half the number of panoramic radiographs as would have been ordered by administrative policy. There was no significant difference in the agreement between the provisional and final treatment plans under the two policies. These results suggest that dental schools can comply with federal recommendations against administrative radiographs without compromising patient selection.

Kantor, M.L.; Slome, B.A.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategic Plan for Patient Care and Prevention Facilities – Design & Construction; Engineering Strategic Business Unit  

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The UTMDACC (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) will realize net savings of $1.6 million in five years by utilizing the PCPF-E SBU (Patient Care and Prevention Facilities – Design & Construction; Engineering Strategic Business Unit...

Wangia, Peter Odongo

2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aphasic patients undergoing Sample Search...  

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patients undergoing Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Poster Paper: TENNET 2001; To appear in Brain and Cognition Syntactic frame and verb bias in aphasia Summary: the claim that...

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Understanding how primary care physicians work with personality disorder patients: a qualitative approach  

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The purpose of the present study was to begin to develop an understanding of how primary care resident physicians work with patients with personality disorder-type characteristics and processes. Participants include fifteen primary care resident...

Deegear, James Otis

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Using prediction to facilitate patient flow in a health care delivery chain  

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A health care delivery chain is a series of treatment steps through which patients flow. The Emergency Department (ED)/Inpatient Unit (IU) chain is an example chain, common to many hospitals. Recent literature has suggested ...

Peck, Jordan S. (Jordan Shefer)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory diagnosis of peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.  

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...antibiotics for chest infections. The other two patients admitted surreptitious self-treatment with intraperi- Colony Forming Units per...occasion was the yield less than 1 organism per ml (owing to surreptitious self- treatment before presentation). Lysis centrifugation...

H A Ludlam; T N Price; A J Berry; I Phillips

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A mobile system for real-time context-aware monitoring of patients' health and fainting  

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Patient context awareness is an important concept for application services in mHealth environments. In this paper we present a multi-sensors system that uses a rule-based DSS able to enhance the accuracy of potentially dangerous heart rate variability by taking into account patient context information. In addition the proposed system is able to detect also patient falls in real time. We have designed and implemented an intelligent, user-friendly, and context-aware system that allows receiving data from several sensors and provides the computational power for context recognition. We also show that the use of an intelligent approach relying on a rule-based DSS for the analysis of data and vital signs is better than approaches missing either DSS or context-awareness. Finally, the paper also describes a case study where the system has revealed important benefits for both patients and medical staff.

Giovanna Sannino; Giuseppe De Pietro

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery: Survival and quality of life in patients requiring prolonged postoperative intensive therapy  

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The goal of this study was to identify patients who need longer care in the ICU (more than 48 hours) following abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery and to evaluate the influence of perioperati...

Kaj Gefke MD; Torben V. Schroeder MD; DMSc; Birgit Thisted MD…

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antioxidant-Essential Oil Gel as a Treatment for Gingivitis in Orthodontic Patients  

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment effect of an antioxidant-essential oil gel on orthodontic patients with generalized gingivitis. The gel contains the essential oils menthol and thymol, and the antioxidants ferulic acid...

Martin, Benjamin John

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-Dimensional Simulation of Carmustine Delivery to a Patient-Specific Brain Tumor  

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This study presents the recent development of three-dimensional patient-specific simulation of carmustine delivery to brain tumor that highlights several crucial factors affecting the delivery. The simulation utilizes the ...

Arifin, Davis Yohanes

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Hypotension as a risk factor for acute kidney injury in ICU patients  

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In the context of critical illness, hypotension may be associated with acute kidney injury (AKI). Using the MIMIC II database, we studied the risk of AKI in ICU patients as a function of both the severity and duration of ...

Lehman, Li-Wei H.

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Pressure Ulcers and Prolonged Hospital Stay in Hip Fracture Patients Affected by Time-to-Surgery  

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Hip fractures are associated with high morbidity. Pressure ulcer formation after hip surgery is often related to delayed patient mobilization. The objectives of this study were to determine whether time-to-sur...

Leonard M. F. Rademakers MD; Tryfon Vainas…

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Latissimus Dorsi Detrusor Myoplasty to Restore Voiding in Patients with an Acontractile Bladder – Fact or Fiction?  

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Multiple causes at any level between the brain and the bladder can lead to diminished voiding efficiency and bladder acontractility. Treatment options for patients with an acontractile bladder have been limite...

Gommert van Koeveringe; Kevin Rademakers; Arnulf Stenzl

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adult patients prophylaxis Sample Search...  

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Leiden Collection: Mathematics 28 BioMed Central Page 1 of 14 Summary: of 70% of affected households, with treatment of the index patient, prophylaxis of household contacts... and...

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The Negative Impact of the Misdiagnosis of Schizophrenia upon Patients, Their Families, and Their Caretakers  

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Another factor that increases the stigma of the diagnosis of schizophrenia is the high rate of incarceration among psychotic psychiatric patients. Over the past 50 years, the psychiatric inpatient population d...

C. Raymond Lake M.D.; Ph.D.

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Direct measurement of a patient's entrance skin dose during pediatric cardiac catheterization  

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......Matsumaru Y, et al. Dose measurement for patients and physicians using a glass dosemeter during endovascular treatment for brain disease. Radiat Prot Dosimetry (2003) 107:247-52. 13 Richardson RB . Past and revised risk estimates for cancer induced......

Lue Sun; Yusuke Mizuno; Mari Iwamoto; Takahisa Goto; Yasuhiro Koguchi; Yuka Miyamoto; Koji Tsuboi; Koichi Chida; Takashi Moritake

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Effect of Food on the Oral Bioavailability of UFT and Leucovorin in Cancer Patients  

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...2Celator Pharmaceuticals, Princeton, NJ. Background: CPX-351...patients demonstrated prolonged plasma exposure of the drugs with...determined in comparison to total plasma drug concentrations. Methods...rats via IV bolus injection. Plasma samples were harvested at five...

Bharat Damle; Farhad Ravandi; Sanjeev Kaul; Daryl Sonnichsen; Irene Ferreira; Donald Brooks; David Stewart; David Alberts; and Richard Pazdur

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - australian ms patients Sample Search Results  

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by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: australian ms patients Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Annals of Oncology 5: 199-204, 1994. O 1994 Kluwer Academic...

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COMMENT OPTIMISER LA DYNAMIQUE RELATIONNELLE PATIENT-PHARMACIEN POUR ASSURER UNE ALLIANCE THÉRAPEUTIQUE.  

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??Cette thèse étudie la dynamique relationnelle à l'officine entre un pharmacien et un patient, et donne certaines clés pour l'améliorer. Le pharmacien, en comprenant mieux… (more)

Paul, Kusum

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unexpectedly High Proportion of Ancestral Manu Genotype Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains Cultured from Tuberculosis Patients in Egypt  

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...Cultured from Tuberculosis Patients in Egypt Published ahead of print on 24 June 2009...Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt 2 Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department...of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt 4 Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty...

Zeinab H. Helal; Mohamed Seif El-Din Ashour; Somaia A. Eissa; Ghanem Abd-Elatef; Thierry Zozio; Sankhiros Babapoor; Nalin Rastogi; Mazhar I. Khan

2009-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asthma patients japan Sample Search Results  

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japan Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: asthma patients japan Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - apex paced patients Sample Search Results  

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11 2... are of Lead I, recorded from surface electrodes. 2.2 Normal Paced Patient An ECG complex that is not triggered... the heart does not spontaneously beat. In a normal ......

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Mitochondrial DNA variants observed in Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease patients  

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Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variants associated with Alzheimer disease (AD) and Parkinson disease (PD) were sought by restriction endonuclease analysis in a cohort of 71 late-onset Caucasian patients. A tRNA[sup Gln] gene variant at nucleotide pair (np) 4336 that altered a moderately conserved nucleotide was present in 9/173 (5.2%) of the patients surveyed but in only 0.7% of the general Caucasian controls. One of these patients harbored an additional novel 12S rRNA 5-nucleotide insertion at np 956-965, while a second had a missense variant at np 3397 that converted a highly conserved methionine to a valine. This latter mutation was also found in an independent AD + PD patient, as was a heteroplasmic 16S rRNA variant at np 3196. Additional studies will be required to determine the significance, if any, of these mutations. 122 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Shoffner, J.M.; Brown, M.D.; Torroni, A.; Lott, M.T.; Cabell, M.F.; Mirra, S.S.; Yang, C.C.; Gearing, M.; Salvo, R. (Emory Univ. School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (United States)); Beal, M.F. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)) (and others)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase II Trial of Hypofractionated IMRT With Temozolomide for Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme  

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Purpose: To report toxicity and overall survival (OS) in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treated with hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (hypo-IMRT) with concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ). Methods and Materials: Patients with newly diagnosed GBM after biopsy or resection and with adequate performance status and organ or bone marrow function were eligible for this study. Patients received postoperative hypo-IMRT to the surgical cavity and residual tumor seen on T1-weighted brain MRI with a 5-mm margin to a total dose of 60 Gy in 10 fractions (6 Gy/fraction) and to the T2 abnormality on T2-weighted MRI with 5-mm margin to 30 Gy in 10 fractions (3 Gy/fraction). Concurrent TMZ was given at 75 mg/m{sup 2}/day for 28 consecutive days. Adjuvant TMZ was given at 150 to 200 mg/m{sup 2}/day for 5 days every 28 days. Toxicities were defined using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3.0. Results: Twenty-four patients were treated, consisting of 14 men, 10 women; a median age of 60.5 years old (range, 27-77 years); and a median Karnofsky performance score of 80 (range, 60-90). All patients received hypo-IMRT and concurrent TMZ according to protocol, except for 2 patients who received only 14 days of concurrent TMZ. The median number of adjuvant TMZ cycles was 6.5 (range, 0-14).With a median follow-up of 14.8 months (range, 2.7-34.2 months) for all patients and a minimum follow-up of 20.6 months for living patients, no instances of grade 3 or higher nonhematologic toxicity were observed. The median OS was 16.6 months (range, 4.1-35.9 months). Six patients underwent repeated surgery for suspected tumor recurrence; necrosis was found in 50% to 100% of the resected specimens. Conclusion: In selected GBM patients, 60 Gy hypo-IMRT delivered in 6-Gy fractions over 2 weeks with concurrent and adjuvant TMZ is safe. OS in this small cohort of patients was comparable to that treated with current standard of care therapy.

Reddy, Krishna [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Damek, Denise [Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Gaspar, Laurie E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Ney, Douglas [Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Waziri, Allen; Lillehei, Kevin [Department of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Stuhr, Kelly; Kavanagh, Brian D. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Chen Changhu, E-mail: changhu.chen@ucdenver.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (United States)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vanishing White Matter Disease in French-Canadian Patients From Quebec  

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AbstractBackground Vanishing white matter disease is an autosomal recessive leukodystrophy caused by mutations in any of the five genes encoding the subunits of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B. Most of the reported patients are of North American and European ancestry. Objective The objective of the study was to review the clinical, radiological, and molecular characteristics of vanishing white matter disease in a cohort of French-Canadian patients. Methods Between 2004 and March 2012, five French-Canadian (non-Cree) patients from Quebec were clinically and genetically diagnosed with vanishing white matter disease within three Montreal Neurogenetics and Leukodystrophy clinics. Their clinical presentation and evolution, demographic characteristics, genetic mutations, and imaging were reviewed and compared with what is known in the literature. Results Sequencing of the exons and intronic boundaries of the EIF2B1-5 genes revealed a rare 260C>T (A87V) missense mutation in EIF2B3 in two homozygous patients and one compound heterozygous patient. This mutation was previously reported in only one patient in the literature. The carrier frequency is unknown. Also, three of five Quebec patients had an extremely rare vanishing white matter disease presentation of migraines with transient neurological abnormalities. Conclusion The 260C>T (A87V) mutation in exon 3 of the EIF2B3 gene is likely a founder mutation for vanishing white matter disease in Quebec. Transient hemiparesthesia and hemiparesis episodes accompanied by headaches as presenting abnormalities of vanishing white matter disease are usually rare but seemed to be more frequent among the French-Canadian Quebec patients. They seemed to be preceded by periods of stress.

Marie-Ève Robinson; Elsa Rossignol; Bernard Brais; Guy Rouleau; Jean-François Arbour; Geneviève Bernard

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiofrequency Guide Wire Recanalization of Venous Occlusions in Patients with Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome  

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Fibrotic central venous occlusions in patients with thoracic malignancy and prior radiotherapy can be impassable with standard catheters and wires, including the trailing or stiff end of a hydrophilic wire. We report two patients with superior vena cava syndrome in whom we successfully utilized a radiofrequency guide wire (PowerWire, Baylis Medical, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to perforate through the occlusion and recanalize the occluded segment to alleviate symptoms.

Davis, Robert M.; David, Elizabeth; Pugash, Robyn A.; Annamalai, Ganesan, E-mail: ganesan.annamalai@sunnybrook.ca [Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Interventional Radiology (Canada)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Reported Cognitive Outcomes in Patients With Brain Metastases Before and After Radiation Therapy  

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Purpose: Patients with brain metastases may experience treatment-related cognitive deficits. In this study, we prospectively assessed the self-reported cognitive abilities of patients with brain metastases from any solid primary cancer before and after irradiation of the brain. Methods and Materials: The treatment group (TG) consisted of adult patients (n=50) with brain metastases who received whole or partial irradiation of the brain without having received prior radiation therapy (RT). The control group (CG) consisted of breast cancer patients (n=27) without cranial involvement who were treated with adjuvant RT. Patients were recruited between May 2008 and December 2010. Self-reported cognitive abilities were acquired before RT and 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after irradiation. The information regarding the neurocognitive status was collected by use of the German questionnaires for self-perceived deficits in attention (FEDA) and subjectively experienced everyday memory performance (FEAG). Results: The baseline data showed a high proportion of self-perceived neurocognitive deficits in both groups. A comparison between the TG and the CG regarding the course of self-reported outcomes after RT showed significant between-group differences for the FEDA scales 2 and 3: fatigue and retardation of daily living activities (P=.002) and decrease in motivation (P=.032) with an increase of attention deficits in the TG, but not in the CG. There was a trend towards significance in FEDA scale 1: distractibility and retardation of mental processes (P=.059) between the TG and the CG. The FEAG assessment presented no significant differences. An additional subgroup analysis within the TG was carried out. FEDA scale 3 showed significant differences in the time-related progress between patients with whole-brain RT and those receiving hypofractionated stereotactic RT (P=.025), with less decrease in motivation in the latter group. Conclusion: Self-reported attention declined in patients with brain metastases after RT to the brain, whereas it remained relatively stable in breast cancer patients.

Cole, Ansa Maer [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover (Germany); Scherwath, Angela [Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany); Ernst, Gundula [Department of Medical Psychology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover (Germany); Lanfermann, Heinrich [Institute for Neuroradiology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover (Germany); Bremer, Michael [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover (Germany); Steinmann, Diana, E-mail: steinmann.diana@mh-hannover.de [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover (Germany)

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Acute Esophagus Toxicity in Lung Cancer Patients After Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Concurrent Chemotherapy  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the dose-effect relation between acute esophageal toxicity (AET) and the dose-volume parameters of the esophagus after intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and concurrent chemotherapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients and Methods: One hundred thirty-nine patients with inoperable NSCLC treated with IMRT and concurrent chemotherapy were prospectively analyzed. The fractionation scheme was 66 Gy in 24 fractions. All patients received concurrently a daily dose of cisplatin (6 mg/m Superscript-Two ). Maximum AET was scored according to Common Toxicity Criteria 3.0. Dose-volume parameters V5 to V70, D{sub mean} and D{sub max} of the esophagus were calculated. A logistic regression analysis was performed to analyze the dose-effect relation between these parameters and grade {>=}2 and grade {>=}3 AET. The outcome was compared with the clinically used esophagus V35 prediction model for grade {>=}2 after radical 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) treatment. Results: In our patient group, 9% did not experience AET, and 31% experienced grade 1 AET, 38% grade 2 AET, and 22% grade 3 AET. The incidence of grade 2 and grade 3 AET was not different from that in patients treated with CCRT using 3DCRT. The V50 turned out to be the most significant dosimetric predictor for grade {>=}3 AET (P=.012). The derived V50 model was shown to predict grade {>=}2 AET significantly better than the clinical V35 model (P<.001). Conclusions: For NSCLC patients treated with IMRT and concurrent chemotherapy, the V50 was identified as most accurate predictor of grade {>=}3 AET. There was no difference in the incidence of grade {>=}2 AET between 3DCRT and IMRT in patients treated with concurrent chemoradiation therapy.

Kwint, Margriet [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Uyterlinde, Wilma [Department of Thoracic Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Thoracic Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Nijkamp, Jasper; Chen, Chun; Bois, Josien de; Sonke, Jan-Jakob [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Heuvel, Michel van den [Department of Thoracic Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Thoracic Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Knegjens, Joost; Herk, Marcel van [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Belderbos, Jose, E-mail: j.belderbos@nki.nl [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Factors and Dose-Effect Relationship for Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis in Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients  

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Purpose: To analyze risk factors and the dose-effect relationship for osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the mandible after radiotherapy of oral and oropharyngeal cancers. Materials and Methods: One-hundred ninety-eight patients with oral (45%) and oropharyngeal cancer (55%) who had received external radiotherapy between 1990 and 2000 were retrospectively reviewed. All patients had a dental evaluation before radiotherapy. The median radiation dose was 60 Gy (range, 16-75 Gy), and the median biologically effective dose for late effects (BED{sub late}) in bone was 114 Gy{sub 2} (range, 30-167 Gy{sub 2}). Results: The frequency of ORN was 13 patients (6.6%). Among patients with mandibular surgery, eight had ORN at the surgical site. Among patients without mandibular surgery, five patients had ORN on the molar area of the mandible. The median time to ORN was 22 months (range, 1-69 months). Univariate analysis revealed that mandibular surgery and Co-60 were significant risk factors for ORN (p = 0.01 and 0.04, respectively). In multivariate analysis, mandibular surgery was the most important factor (p = 0.001). High radiation doses over BED 102.6 Gy{sub 2} (conventional dose of 54 Gy at 1.8 Gy/fraction) were also a significant factor for ORN (p = 0.008) and showed a positive dose-effect relationship in logistic regression (p = 0.04) for patients who had undergone mandibular surgery. Conclusions: Mandibular surgery was the most significant risk factor for ORN of mandible in oral and oropharyngeal cancers patients. A BED of 102.6 Gy{sub 2} or higher to the mandible also significantly increases the risk of ORN.

Lee, Ik Jae; Koom, Woong Sub [Department of Radiation Oncology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Chang Geol, E-mail: cglee1023@yuhs.a [Department of Radiation Oncology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Yong Bae; Yoo, Sei Whan; Keum, Ki Chang; Kim, Gwi Eon [Department of Radiation Oncology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Eun Chang [Department of Otolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Cha, In Ho [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Patiromer in Patients with Kidney Disease and Hyperkalemia Receiving RAAS Inhibitors  

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...testing related to the clinical care of patients. Central laboratory measurements were used for assessments of baseline values, criteria for inclusion in the randomized withdrawal phase, and efficacy and safety. The central laboratory performed a visual inspection and a validated semiquantitative test... Hyperkalemia is associated with life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and increased mortality.1 Patients at the highest risk for hyperkalemia are those with stage 3 or higher chronic kidney disease, with or without diabetes or heart failure, who are being ...

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Misidentification of Pandoraea sputorum Isolated from Sputum of a Patient with Cystic Fibrosis and Review of Pandoraea Species Infections in Transplant Patients  

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...negative. The fifth patient, mentioned briefly in a report by Caraher et al. (5), had been cocolonized with P. aeruginosa and...Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Randwick, NSW, Australia. 5 Caraher, E., J. Collins, G. Herbert, P. G. Murphy, C. G...

Jason D. Pimentel; Colin MacLeod

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Artificial Retina Project Collaborators  

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Collaborators map Map of project collaborators and descriptions of their primary contributions. Click on map for larger image. Artificial Retina Project Collaborators An effort spanning 6 DOE national laboratories, 4 universities, and private industry Multidisciplinary groups across the United States are using a highly focused and coordinated approach to develop a dramatically improved retinal prosthetic device to restore sight to the blind. The Doheny Eye Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Second Sight(tm) Medical Products, Inc., lead the collaborative effort through an executive committee. Meet the Team Doheny logo Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California Provided medical direction and performs preclinical and clinical testing of the electrode array implants. Leads the Artificial Retina Project.

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Obese Class III patients at significantly greater risk of multiple complications after lumbar surgery: an analysis of 10,387 patients in the ACS NSQIP database  

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AbstractBackground context Prior studies on the impact of obesity on spine surgery outcomes have focused mostly on lumbar fusions, do not examine lumbar discectomies or decompressions, and have shown mixed results regarding complications. Differences in sample sizes and body mass index (BMI) thresholds for the definition of the obese versus comparison cohorts could account for the inconsistencies in the literature. Purpose The purpose of the study was to analyze whether different degrees of obesity influence the complication rates in patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery. Study design/setting This was a retrospective cohort analysis of prospectively collected data using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database from 2005 to 2010. Patient sample Patients in the de-identified, risk-adjusted, and multi-institutional ACS NSQIP database undergoing lumbar anterior fusion, posterior fusion, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion/posterior lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF/PLIF), discectomy, or decompression were included. Outcome measures Primary outcome measures were 30-day postsurgical complications, including pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, death, system-specific complications (wound, pulmonary, urinary, central nervous system, and cardiac), septic complications, and having one or more complications overall. Secondary outcomes were time spent in the operating room, blood transfusions, length of stay, and reoperation within 30 days. Methods Patients undergoing lumbar anterior fusion, posterior fusion, TLIF/PLIF, discectomy, or decompression in the ACS NSQIP, 2005 to 2010, were categorized into four BMI groups: nonobese (18.5–29.9 kg/m2), Obese I (30–34.9 kg/m2), Obese II (35–39.9 kg/m2), and Obese III (greater than or equal to 40 kg/m2). Obese I to III patients were compared with patients in the nonobese category using chi-square test and analysis of variance. Multivariate linear/logistic regression models were used to adjust for preoperative risk factors. Results Data were available for 10,387 patients undergoing lumbar surgery. Of these, 4.5% underwent anterior fusion, 17.9% posterior fusion, 6.3% TLIF/PLIF, 40.7% discectomy, and 30.5% decompression. Among all patients, 25.6% were in the Obese I group, 11.5% Obese II, and 6.9% Obese III. On multivariate analysis, Obese I and III had a significantly increased risk of urinary complications, and Obese II and III patients had a significantly increased risk of wound complications. Only Obese III patients, however, had a statistically increased risk of having increased time spent in the operating room, an extended length of stay, pulmonary complications, and having one or more complications (all pgreater than or equal to 40 kg/m2.

Rafael A. Buerba; Michael C. Fu; Jordan A. Gruskay; William D. Long III; Jonathan N. Grauer

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Clinical investigation: Regional nodal failure patterns in breast cancer patients treated with mastectomy without radiotherapy  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe regional nodal failure patterns in patients who had undergone mastectomy with axillary dissection to define subgroups of patients who might benefit from supplemental regional nodal radiation to the axilla or supraclavicular fossa/axillary apex. Methods and Materials: The cohort consisted of 1031 patients treated with mastectomy (including a level I-II axillary dissection) and doxorubicin-based systemic therapy without radiation on five clinical trials at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Patient records, including pathology reports, were retrospectively reviewed. All regional recurrences (with or without distant metastasis) were recorded. Median follow-up was 116 months (range, 6-262 months). Results: Twenty-one patients recurred within the low-mid axilla (10-year actuarial rate 3%). Of these, 16 were isolated regional failures (no chest wall failure). The risk of failure in the low-mid axilla was not significantly higher for patients with increasing numbers of involved nodes, increasing percentage of involved nodes, larger nodal size or gross extranodal extension. Only 3 of 100 patients with <10 nodes examined recurred in the low-mid axilla. Seventy-seven patients had a recurrence in the supraclavicular fossa/axillary apex (10-year actuarial rate 8%). Forty-nine were isolated regional recurrences. Significant predictors of failures in this region included {>=}4 involved axillary lymph nodes, >20% involved axillary nodes, and the presence of gross extranodal extension (10-year actuarial rates 15%, 14%, and 19%, respectively, p < 0.0005). The extent of axillary dissection and the size of the largest involved node were not predictive of failure within the supraclavicular fossa/axillary apex. Conclusions: These results suggest that failure in the level I-II axilla is an uncommon occurrence after modified radical mastectomy and chemotherapy. Therefore, supplemental radiotherapy to the dissected axilla is not warranted for most patients. However, patients with {>=}4 involved axillary lymph nodes, >20% involved axillary nodes, or gross extranodal extension are at increased risk of failure in the supraclavicular fossa/axillary apex and should receive radiation to undissected regions in addition to the chest wall.

Strom, Eric A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)]. E-mail: estrom@mdanderson.org; Woodward, Wendy A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Katz, Angela [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Buchholz, Thomas A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Perkins, George H. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Jhingran, Anuja [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Theriault, Richard [Department of Medical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Singletary, Eva [Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Sahin, Aysegul [Department of Pathology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); McNeese, Marsha D. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

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Feasibility and Acute Toxicity of Hypofractionated Radiation in Large-breasted Patients  

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Purpose: To determine the feasibility of and acute toxicity associated with hypofractionated whole breast radiation (HypoRT) after breast-conserving surgery in patients excluded from or underrepresented in randomized trials comparing HypoRT with conventional fractionation schedules. Methods and Materials: A review was conducted of all patients consecutively treated with HypoRT at University of Chicago. All patients were treated to 42.56 Gy in 2.66 Gy daily fractions in either the prone or supine position. Planning was performed in most cases using wedges and large segments or a 'field-in-field' technique. Breast volume was estimated using volumetric measurements of the planning target volume (PTV). Dosimetric parameters of heterogeneity (V105, V107, V110, and maximum dose) were recorded for each treatment plan. Acute toxicity was scored for each treated breast. Results: Between 2006 and 2010, 78 patients were treated to 80 breasts using HypoRT. Most women were overweight or obese (78.7%), with a median body mass index of 29.2 kg/m{sup 2}. Median breast volume was 1,351 mL. Of the 80 treated breasts, the maximum acute skin toxicity was mild erythema or hyperpigmentation in 70.0% (56/80), dry desquamation in 21.25% (17/80), and focal moist desquamation in 8.75% (7/80). Maximum acute toxicity occurred after the completion of radiation in 31.9% of patients. Separation >25 cm was not associated with increased toxicity. Breast volume was the only patient factor significantly associated with moist desquamation on multivariable analysis (p = 0.01). Patients with breast volume >2,500 mL experienced focal moist desquamation in 27.2% of cases compared with 6.34% in patients with breast volume <2,500 mL (p = 0.03). Conclusions: HypoRT is feasible and safe in patients with separation >25 cm and in patients with large breast volume when employing modern planning and positioning techniques. We recommend counseling regarding expected increases in skin toxicity in women with a PTV volume >2,500 mL.

Dorn, Paige L., E-mail: pdorn@radonc.uchicago.edu [Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL (United States); Corbin, Kimberly S.; Al-Hallaq, Hania; Hasan, Yasmin; Chmura, Steven J. [Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL (United States)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Patient-specific QA and delivery verification of scanned ion beam at NIRS-HIMAC  

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Purpose: To evaluate a patient-specific QA program and system for constancy checking of a scanning delivery system developed at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences.Methods: For the patient-specific QA, all the planned beams are recalculated on a water phantom with treatment planning software (TPS). The recalculated dose distributions are compared with the measured distributions using a 2D ionization chamber array at several depths, and evaluated using gamma index analysis with criteria of 3% and 3 mm and a pass rate of 90%. For the constancy check, the authors developed the multiwire proportional chamber (MWPC), which can record the delivered 2D fluence images in a slice-by-slice manner. During irradiation for dosimetric QA with the 2D ionization chamber array and an accordion-type water phantom, the 2D fluence images are recorded using the MWPC in the delivery system. These recorded images are then compared to those taken in the treatment session to check the constancy check. This analysis also employs gamma index analysis using the same criteria as in the patient-specific QA. These patient-specific QA and constancy check evaluations were performed using the data of 122 patients.Results: In the patient-specific QA, the measured dose distributions agreed well with those calculated by the TPS, and the QA criteria were satisfied in all measurements. The additional check of the fluence comparison ensured the constancy of the delivered field during each treatment irradiation.Conclusions: The authors established a patient-specific QA program and additional check of delivery constancy in every treatment session. Fluence comparison is a strong tool for constancy checking of the delivery system.

Furukawa, Takuji; Inaniwa, Taku; Hara, Yousuke; Mizushima, Kota; Shirai, Toshiyuki; Noda, Koji [Medical Physics Research Group, Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)] [Medical Physics Research Group, Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Serum Amyloid A as a Predictive Marker for Radiation Pneumonitis in Lung Cancer Patients  

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Purpose: To investigate serum markers associated with radiation pneumonitis (RP) grade ?3 in patients with lung cancer who were treated with radiation therapy. Methods and Materials: Pretreatment serum samples from patients with stage Ib-IV lung cancer who developed RP within 1 year after radiation therapy were analyzed to identify a proteome marker able to stratify patients prone to develop severe RP by surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS). Dosimetric parameters and 3 biological factors were compared. Results: Serum samples from 16 patients (28%) with severe RP (grade 3-4) and 42 patients (72%) with no or mild RP (grade 0-2) were collected for analysis. All patients received a median of 54 Gy (range, 42-70 Gy) of three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy with a mean lung dose (MLD) of 1502 cGy (range, 700-2794 cGy). An m/z peak of 11,480 Da was identified by SELDI-TOF-MS, and serum amyloid A (SAA) was the primary splitter serum marker. The receiver operating characteristic area under the curve of SAA (0.94; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.87-1.00) was higher than those of C-reactive protein (0.83; 95% CI, 0.72-0.94), interleukin-6 (0.79; 95% CI, 0.65-0.94), and MLD (0.57; 95% CI, 0.37-0.77). The best sensitivity and specificity of combined SAA and MLD for predicting RP were 88.9% and 96.0%, respectively. Conclusions: Baseline SAA could be used as an auxiliary marker for predicting severe RP. Extreme care should be taken to limit the lung irradiation dose in patients with high SAA.

Wang, Yu-Shan [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China) [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Department of Animal Science, National Ilan University, Ilan, Taiwan (China); Chang, Heng-Jui [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Chang, Yue-Cune [Department of Mathematics, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Mathematics, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Huang, Su-Chen; Ko, Hui-Ling; Chang, Chih-Chia [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Yeh, Yu-Wung; Jiang, Jiunn-Song [Department of Chest Medicine, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Chest Medicine, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Lee, Cheng-Yen; Chi, Mau-Shin [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Chi, Kwan-Hwa, E-mail: M006565@ms.skh.org.tw [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China) [Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Institute of Radiation Science and School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan (China)

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Disparities in the Use of Radiation Therapy in Patients With Local-Regionally Advanced Breast Cancer  

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Background: Radiation therapy (RT) is indicated for the treatment of local-regionally advanced breast cancer (BCa). Hypothesis: We hypothesized that black and Hispanic patients with local-regionally advanced BCa would receive lower rates of RT than their white counterparts. Methods: The Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database was used to identify white, black, Hispanic, and Asian patients with invasive BCa and {>=}10 metastatic lymph nodes diagnosed between 1988 and 2005. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression evaluated the relationship of race/ethnicity with use of RT. Multivariate models stratified for those undergoing mastectomy or lumpectomy. Results: Entry criteria were met by 12,653 patients. Approximately half of the patients did not receive RT. Most patients were white (72%); the remainder were Hispanic (10.4%), black (10.3%), and Asian (7.3%). On univariate analysis, Hispanics (odd ratio [OR] 0.89; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.79-1.00) and blacks (OR 0.79; 95% CI, 0.70-0.89) were less likely to receive RT than whites. On multivariate analysis, blacks (OR 0.76; 95% CI, 0.67-0.86) and Hispanics (OR 0.80; 95% CI, 0.70-0.90) were less likely than whites to receive RT. Disparities persisted for blacks (OR 0.74; 95% CI, 0.64-0.85) and Hispanics (OR 0.77; 95% CI, 0.67-0.89) who received mastectomy, but not for those who received lumpectomy. Conclusions: Many patients with local-regionally advanced BCa do not receive RT. Blacks and Hispanics were less likely than whites to receive RT. This disparity was noted predominately in patients who received mastectomy. Future efforts at improving rates of RT are warranted. Efforts at eliminating racial/ethnic disparities should focus on black and Hispanic candidates for postmastectomy RT.

Martinez, Steve R., E-mail: steve.martinez@ucdmc.ucdavis.ed [Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA (United States); Beal, Shannon H.; Chen, Steven L.; Canter, Robert J.; Khatri, Vijay P. [Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA (United States); Chen, Allen [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA (United States); Bold, Richard J. [Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA (United States)

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of health coaching on adult patients with chronic diseases: A systematic review  

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AbstractObjective The aim of this systematic review was to describe the effects of health coaching on adult patients with chronic diseases. Methods The reviewers searched electronic databases and performed a manual search for studies published from 2009 to 2013. The inclusion criteria covered health coaching for adults with chronic diseases by health care professionals. The studies were original, randomized controlled trials or quasi-experimental designs. Results Thirteen studies were selected using the inclusion criteria. The results indicate that health coaching produces positive effects on patients’ physiological, behavioral and psychological conditions and on their social life. In particular, statistically significant results revealed better weight management, increased physical activity and improved physical and mental health status. Conclusion Health coaching improves the management of chronic diseases. Further research into the cost-effectiveness of health coaching and its long-term effectiveness for chronic diseases is needed. Practice implications Health care professionals play key roles in promoting healthy behavior and motivating good care for adults with chronic diseases. Health coaching is an effective patient education method that can be used to motivate and take advantage of a patient's willingness to change their life style and to support the patient's home-based self-care.

Kirsi Kivelä; Satu Elo; Helvi Kyngäs; Maria Kääriäinen

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Initial Clinical Experience Performing Patient Treatment Verification With an Electronic Portal Imaging Device Transit Dosimeter  

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Purpose: To prospectively evaluate a 2-dimensional transit dosimetry algorithm's performance on a patient population and to analyze the issues that would arise in a widespread clinical adoption of transit electronic portal imaging device (EPID) dosimetry. Methods and Materials: Eleven patients were enrolled on the protocol; 9 completed and were analyzed. Pretreatment intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) patient-specific quality assurance was performed using a stringent local 3%, 3-mm ? criterion to verify that the planned fluence had been appropriately transferred to and delivered by the linear accelerator. Transit dosimetric EPID images were then acquired during treatment and compared offline with predicted transit images using a global 5%, 3-mm ? criterion. Results: There were 288 transit images analyzed. The overall ? pass rate was 89.1% ± 9.8% (average ± 1 SD). For the subset of images for which the linear accelerator couch did not interfere with the measurement, the ? pass rate was 95.7% ± 2.4%. A case study is presented in which the transit dosimetry algorithm was able to identify that a lung patient's bilateral pleural effusion had resolved in the time between the planning CT scan and the treatment. Conclusions: The EPID transit dosimetry algorithm under consideration, previously described and verified in a phantom study, is feasible for use in treatment delivery verification for real patients. Two-dimensional EPID transit dosimetry can play an important role in indicating when a treatment delivery is inconsistent with the original plan.

Berry, Sean L., E-mail: BerryS@MSKCC.org [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Polvorosa, Cynthia; Cheng, Simon; Deutsch, Israel; Chao, K. S. Clifford; Wuu, Cheng-Shie [Department of Radiation Oncology, Columbia University, New York, New York (United States)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hepatic resection for noncolorectal, nonneuroendocrine metastases: A fifteen-year experience with ninety-six patients  

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Background. The role of liver resection for hepatic metastases from noncolorectal, nonneuroendocrine (NCNN) cancers is unknown. This study examines a large, single institutional experience of hepatic resection for NCNN metastases. Methods. Records of 96 patients who underwent liver resection for metastatic NCNN cancer from 1980 to 1995 at a single institution were reviewed. Survival after liver resection in this cohort of patients is reported, and factors predictive of survival are analyzed. Results. Resection was performed for liver metastases from genitourinary primary tumors (n = 34), soft tissue primary tumors (n = 41), and metastases from other primary cancers (n = 21). Extent of liver resection included wedge (n = 32), lobectomy (n = 44), and extended hepatic lobectomy (n = 20). No operative deaths occurred. Overall survival rate after resection at 1, 3, and 5 years was 80%, 45% and 37%, respectively (median survival, 32 months), with 12 actual 5-year survivors. There was no difference in survival according to the type of liver resection, bilateral versus unilateral disease, or resection of extrahepatic disease. Disease-free interval of less than 36 months before discovery of liver metastases, curative resection, and primary tumor group (genitourinary was greater than soft tissue, which was greater than gastrointestinal) were predictors of a significantly better survival by multivariate analysis. Conclusions. Primary tumor type, disease-free interval, and curative resection predict those patients who benefit from hepatic resection. Hepatic resection for patients with NCNN metastasis has value in carefully selected patients.

Lawrence E Harrison; Murray F Brennan; Elliot Newman; Joseph G Fortner; Anthony Picardo; Leslie H Blumgart; Yuman Fong

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Prospective Evaluation of Pretreatment Executive Cognitive Impairment and Depression in Patients Referred for Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: Cancer patients are at risk of cognitive impairment and depression. We sought to ascertain the prevalence of executive, visuospatial, memory, and general cognitive performance deficits before radiotherapy in a radiation oncology clinic referral population and correlate the neurocognitive measures with the depression symptom burden. Methods and Materials: A total of 122 sequential patients referred for radiotherapy evaluation were administered a test battery composed of the Executive Interview (EXIT25), Executive Clock Drawing Task (CLOX1 and CLOX2), Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Memory Impairment Screen (MIS), and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). The mean age {+-} standard deviation was 58 {+-} 17 years. Of 122 patients, 24 (20%) had been referred for breast cancer, 21 (17%) for gastrointestinal cancer, 17 (14%) for genitourinary disease, and 8 (7%) for brain lesions; the rest were a variety of tumor sites. The cognitive performance among the tumor cohorts was compared using Bonferroni-corrected analysis of variance and Tukey-Kramer tests. Pearson correlation coefficients were determined between each cognitive instrument and the GDS. Results: Of the 122 patients, 52 (43%) exhibited a detectable executive cognition decrement on one or more test measures. Five percent had poor memory performance (MIS), 18% had poor visuospatial performance (CLOX2), and 13% had poor global cognition (MMSE). Patients with brain tumors performed substantially worse on the EXIT25. No between-group differences were found for CLOX1, CLOX2, MIS, or GDS performance. The EXIT25 scores correlated significantly with the GDS scores (r = 0.26, p = 0.005). Conclusions: The results of this study have shown that patients referred for radiotherapy exhibit cognitive impairment profiles comparable to those observed in acutely ill medical inpatients. Executive control impairment appears more prevalent than global cognitive deficits, visuospatial impairment, or depression.

Fuller, Clifton D. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (United States); Graduate Division of Radiological Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (United States); Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (United States)], E-mail: fullercd@uthscsa.edu; Schillerstrom, Jason E. [Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (United States); Jones, William E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (United States); Boersma, Melissa [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (United States); Radiation Oncology Consultants, Tulsa, OK (United States); Royall, Donald R. [Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (United States); Fuss, Martin [Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (United States)

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Effect of the Ownership of Dialysis Facilities on Patients' Survival and Referral for Transplantation  

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There has been much concern that the growth of for-profit ownership of health care organizations may compromise the quality of care provided to patients. As compared with not-for-profit entities, for-profit firms may be under more pressure to generate income, a situation that may lead to greater cost... There has been much concern that the growth of for-profit ownership of health care organizations may compromise the quality of care provided to patients. As compared with not-for-profit entities, for-profit firms may be under more pressure to generate ...

Garg P.P.Frick K.D.Diener-West M.Powe N.R.

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Oral Ganciclovir for Patients with Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Treated with a Ganciclovir Implant  

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...clinical trials, the implant produced a longer-lasting therapeutic effect in the eye than has been achieved with systemic therapy. However, the implant does not produce measurable serum levels of ganciclovir, and patients therefore remain at risk for additional manifestations of cytomegalovirus disease.... Cytomegalovirus retinitis is the leading cause of visual loss in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).1–3 Systemic administration of ganciclovir,4–6 foscarnet,4 or cidofovir7,8 results in the initial control of retinitis. However, ...

Martin D.F.; Kuppermann B.D.; Wolitz R.A.

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Training in Health Care: The Benefits of Context and Emergency Simulation on Patient Handling  

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In the United States, there is no standardized method for training nurses in manual patient handling, despite the high incidence of injury. The objective of this research was to evaluate several training protocols, including the use of simulated emergency situations and the use of realistic context during course delivery, to evaluate their impact on nurses ’ postures and compliance with trained procedures during post-training tests. The results show that training on body mechanics and proper use of equipment can significantly reduce the amount of torso flexion and rotation during patient handling and compliance with safe practices. Implications for health care training are provided.

Marc L. Resnick; Roderick Sanchez

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Liberal or Restrictive Transfusion in High-Risk Patients after Hip Surgery  

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...previously. Treatment Assignment and Follow-up. We randomly assigned patients to the liberal-strategy group or the restrictive-strategy group using an automated telephone randomization system. Staff members at the data coordinating center prepared randomization schedules for each site using randomly ordered... In the United States, more than 17 million red-cell units are collected annually, and 15 million units are transfused.1 Blood transfusions are frequently given to surgical patients and to the elderly.2,3 Yet, the indications for postoperative transfusion ...

Carson J.L.; Terrin M.L.; Noveck H.

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InSight: RIVIER ACADEMIC JOURNAL, VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2, FALL 2011 Copyright 2011 by Venubabu Kunamneni. Published by Rivier College, with permission. 1  

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. It provides elastic resources that allow applications to scale as needed in response to market demands. Its based on demand. It eliminates the need for organizations to build and maintain expensive data centers the need for an IT staff. · Lower computer costs: We don't need to maintain a high-powered and high-priced

Riabov, Vladimir V.

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InSight: RIVIER ACADEMIC JOURNAL, VOLUME 9, NUMBER 2, FALL 2013 Copyright 2013 by Maxim Sukharev-Chuyan. Published by Rivier University, with permission. 1  

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for an animation of the waterwheel model of the Lorenz system is included. The simulation demonstrates chaotic modeling chaotic behavior, which became known as the Lorenz system: The three parameters, , , and , determine the behavior of the system. Some sets of values of the parameters result in a repeating pattern

Riabov, Vladimir V.

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A popular technique for providing non line-of-sight cover-age in mountainous or urban terrain is high frequency  

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THE SOLAR MINIMUM Eric E. Johnson Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering New Mexico State operation, HF energy is directed vertically, and is refracted from the ionosphere to return nearly- tiveness of NVIS operation during a solar minimum. In this paper, we present measurements and analysis

Johnson, Eric E.

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Sighting characteristics and photo-identification of Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) near San Clemente Island, California: a key area for beaked whales and the military?  

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California Bight, including the San Nicolas Basin (BerelsonBight is complex, variable, and not well understood; however, predominant deep water ?ow into basinsBight including San Clemente Island and location of SOAR hydrophone array (perimeter outlined in white) in the southern San Nicolas Basin. (

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The role of patient experience surveys in quality assurance and improvement: a focus group study in English general practice.  

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, which included 48 codes grouped loosely into headings including validity of surveys, interpretation of survey feedback, organizational changes and perfor- mance comparison. Our coding framework went through a process of application, discus- sion... not always fulfilled because many GPs worked part-time. Practice staff felt that patients had a role to play in smooth and efficient functioning of primary care services. Staff spoke about increasing patient accountability and engaging patients...

Boiko, Olga; Campbell, John L.; Elmore, Natasha; Davey, Antoinette F.; Roland, Martin; Burt, Jenni

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Radiotherapy With or Without Surgery for Patients With Idiopathic Sclerosing Orbital Inflammation Refractory or Intolerant to Steroid Therapy  

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Purpose: To evaluate the outcomes of patients with idiopathic sclerosing orbital inflammation (ISOI) treated with radiotherapy with or without surgery. Methods and Materials: We retrospectively reviewed 22 patients with histopathologically confirmed ISOI who had been refractory or intolerant to steroid therapy and treated with radiation with or without surgery. The radiation dose ranged from 20 to 40 Gy (median, 20 Gy) at 2 Gy per fraction. Presenting signs and treatment outcomes were assessed. Results: Proptosis was the most common sign at presentation, seen in 19 (86.3%) patients, followed by restriction of extraocular movements in 10 (45.4%) patients. Response to radiotherapy was complete in 15 (68.1%) patients, partial in 3 (13.6%) patients, and none in 4 (18.2%) patients. At the median follow-up of 34 months, 14 (63.6%) patients had progression-free state of symptoms and signs, with the progression-free duration ranging from 3 to 75 months (median, 41.5 months), whereas 8 (36.4%) patients had recurrent or persistent disease although they had received radiotherapy. Of the 14 progression-free patients, 6 underwent a bimodality treatment of debulking surgery of ocular disease and radiotherapy. They had had no recurrent disease. Cataract was the most common late complications, and 2 patients experienced a Grade 3 cataract. Conclusion: Our study suggests that for patients with ISOI who are refractory or intolerant to steroid therapy, 20 Gy of radiotherapy appears to be effective for the control of disease with acceptable complications, especially when it is combined with surgery.

Lee, Jong Hoon [Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Yeon-Sil, E-mail: yeonkim7@catholic.ac.kr [Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Yang, Suk Woo; Cho, Won-Kyung [Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Sang Nam [Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Kyung Ji [Department of Hospital Pathology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Hospital Pathology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Ryu, Mi-Ryeong; Jang, Hong Seok [Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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Measured dose rate constant from oncology patients administered 18F for positron emission tomography  

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Purpose: Patient exposure rate measurements verify published patient dose rate data and characterize dose rates near 2-18-fluorodeoxyglucose ({sup 18}F-FDG) patients. A specific dose rate constant based on patient exposure rate measurements is a convenient quantity that can be applied to the desired distance, injection activity, and time postinjection to obtain an accurate calculation of cumulative external radiation dose. This study reports exposure rates measured at various locations near positron emission tomography (PET) {sup 18}F-FDG patients prior to PET scanning. These measurements are normalized for the amount of administered activity, measurement distance, and time postinjection and are compared with other published data. Methods: Exposure rates were measured using a calibrated ionization chamber at various body locations from 152 adult oncology patients postvoid after a mean uptake time of 76 min following injection with a mean activity of 490 MBq {sup 18}F-FDG. Data were obtained at nine measurement locations for each patient: three near the head, four near the chest, and two near the feet. Results: On contact with, 30 cm superior to and 30 cm lateral to the head, the mean (75th percentile) dose rates per unit injected activity at 60 min postinjection were 0.482 (0.511), 0.135 (0.155), and 0.193 (0.223) {mu}Sv/MBq h, respectively. On contact with, 30 cm anterior to, 30 cm lateral to and 1 m anterior to the chest, the mean (75th percentile) dose rates per unit injected activity at 60 min postinjection were 0.623 (0.709), 0.254 (0.283), 0.190 (0.218), and 0.067 (0.081) {mu}Sv/MBq h respectively. 30 cm inferior and 30 cm lateral to the feet, the mean (75th percentile) dose rates per unit injected activity at 60 min postinjection were 0.024 (0.022) and 0.039 (0.044) {mu}Sv/MBq h, respectively. Conclusions: The measurements for this study support the use of 0.092 {mu}Sv m{sup 2}/MBq h as a reasonable representation of the dose rate anterior from the chest of patients immediately following injection. This value can then be reliably scaled to the desired time and distance for planning and staff dose evaluation purposes. At distances closer than 1 m, a distance-specific dose rate constant of 0.367 {mu}Sv/MBq h at 30 cm is recommended for accurate calculations. An accurate patient-specific dose rate constant that accounts for patient-specific variables (e.g., distribution and attenuation) will allow an accurate evaluation of the dose rate from a patient injected with an isotope rather than simply utilizing a physical constant.

Quinn, Brian; Holahan, Brian; Aime, Jean; Humm, John; St Germain, Jean; Dauer, Lawrence T. [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065 (United States); Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065 (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065 (United States) and Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065 (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065 (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065 (United States) and Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pedographic findings in 461 patients in a foot and ankle outpatient clinic – definition of standard pedographic patterns for typical pathologies  

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Patients who visited a foot and ankle outpatient clinic from October 1, ... p > 0.05), and if the power of this special analysis adequate (>0....

Martinus Richter; Stefan Zech; Axel Kalpen

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Evaluation of autonomic nervous system by salivary alpha-amylase level and heart rate variability in patients with schizophrenia  

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Several researches indicate that autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction in patients with schizophrenia. Recently, salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) has been employed as a...

Masa Ieda; Tsuyoshi Miyaoka; Rei Wake…

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z