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  1. Collaborating for Quality and Safety: Implementing Therapeutic Phlebotomy in Connecticut Correctional Facility Infirmaries

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Collaborating for Quality and Safety: Implementing Therapeutic Phlebotomy in Connecticut to be performed in Connecticut Correctional facility medical unit infirmaries, and improve the patient care in Connecticut Correctional Managed Heath Care (CMHC)Connecticut Correctional Managed Heath Care (CMHC) medical

  2. The Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital and The Medicalisation of Childbirth in Edinburgh, 1844- I914: A Casebook-Centred Perspective 

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    Nuttall, Alison M.

    This thesis examines the development of the Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital in the context of medical care in Edinburgh during the period 1844-1914. It is based primarily on casebooks of the hospital and, in particular, ...

  3. Introduction Evolution of maternal effects: past and present

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    Badyaev, Alex

    Introduction Evolution of maternal effects: past and present 1. A BRIEF HISTORY OF `MATERNAL true for the subfield of maternal effects evolution. The study of maternal effects has a long history. The first two papers reported in the ISI database dealing with the evolutionary significance of maternal

  4. Academic Industrial Collaboration: a View from a Medical Device Company

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    Greenaway, Alan

    to develop a new vascular graft Clinical Input Bio-Engineering Coats Paton Glasgow Royal Infirmary anatomy ­ Patent protected ­ FDA 510(K) received June 2002 ­ Mimics stretch response of the sinuses

  5. Alternative accounting in maternal and infant global health

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    Adams, V; Craig, SR; Samen, A

    2015-01-01

    542– 549. Lambert, H. (2006). Accounting for EBM: Notions ofloi/rgph20 Alternative accounting in maternal and infantSamen (2015): Alternative accounting in maternal and infant

  6. Maternal and Infant Iron Status and First Year Illness

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    Douglas, Sarah E.

    2011-04-20

    Abstract The primary research aims were to understand the relationship between maternal postpartum body iron and birth and 4-month infant body iron and to determine if maternal or newborn iron status was a predictor of first year illness. Subjects...

  7. PRE-MEDICAL PROFESSIONS Medical professional schools

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    PRE-MEDICAL PROFESSIONS Medical professional schools encourage students to develop the broadest medical professions include: English Composition (English 101 and 102) Public Speaking (Comm 111 different from the other medical professions. The Optometry Admissions Test is required. Students should

  8. Maternal Anesthesia via Isoflurane or Ether Differentially

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    Maternal Anesthesia via Isoflurane or Ether Differentially Affects Pre-and Postnatal Behavior Program in Occupational Therapy Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO 63108 Jeffrey R: Our understanding of prenatal behavior has been significantly advanced by techniques for direct

  9. Medical Plans

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesse BergkampCentermillion Measurement of MuonMediation Ombuds MediationMedical

  10. Sex-biased maternal effects reduce ectoparasite-induced mortality

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    Badyaev, Alex

    logistic growth parasites sexual dimorphism Developmental periods, such as incubation and nestling stagesSex-biased maternal effects reduce ectoparasite-induced mortality in a passerine bird Alexander V of developmental periods is ex- pected to be slow. In birds, maternal effects on egg-laying order and offspring

  11. Maternal Responsiveness to Infant Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Ultrasonic Vocalizations During the Maternal Behavior Cycle and After

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    Maternal Responsiveness to Infant Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Ultrasonic Vocalizations During environment, Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) pups emit ultrasonic vocalizations that can elicit maternal search is particularly important in altricial species such as the Norway rat in which infants rely on the mother

  12. Medical Aspects of Reliability

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    Atencio, Julian J.

    2014-05-05

    This presentation covers the medical evaluation as part of a human reliability program, particularly the various medical qualifications and potential disqualifiers.

  13. Medicine and Medical Center

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    Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center (FM/AUBMC) #12;400 Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center (FM/AUBMC) Graduate Catalogue 2014­15 Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center (FM/AUBMC) Officers Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Raja N. Khuri Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Ziyad Ghazzal

  14. Comparison of fetal and maternal susceptibility to decompression sickness 

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    Brown, Steven Dunning

    1979-01-01

    COMPARISON OF FETAL AND MATERNAL SUSCEPTIBILITV TO DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS A TheSis by STEVEN DUNNING BROWN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1979 Major Subject: Biology COMPARISON OF FETAL AND MATERNAL SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS A Thesis by STEVEN DUNNING BROWN Approved as to style and content by: irman of Committee Member Member Mem er ead of Depar...

  15. Stanford University Medical Center Lane Medical Library

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    Kay, Mark A.

    of the library's privileges must be related to the instruction, research, patient care, and public welfare goals Library's resources and services must be related to the instruction, research, patient care and publicStanford University Medical Center Lane Medical Library 300 Pasteur Drive Room L109 Stanford, CA

  16. Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network

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    Lennard, William N.

    Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network SWOMEN Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network SWOMEN Contact: Charlotte Sikatori, Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (SWOMEN

  17. Emergency Medical Support

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    1997-08-21

    This volume defines coordination between emergency planners and emergency medical support. Canceled by DOE G 151.1-4.

  18. National Child and Maternal Health Education Program (NCMHEP) Continuing Medical Education CME Course

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    Rau, Don C.

    Nurse Specialist, Riverside Methodist Hospital; Member, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Late Preterm Infant Science Team, Columbus, Ohio · Karna Murthy, MD, Attending Physician, Neonatology Children's Memorial Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago

  19. Emergency Medical Treatment Required

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Emergency Medical Treatment Required Non-Emergency Medical Treatment Required If possible, get help from colleague or supervisor Call 911 or go to hospital emergency room (for chemical exposure, bring Investigation Report" to Environmental Health & Safety within 48 hours Emergency Medical Treatment Required

  20. Medicine and Medical Center

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    Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center (FM/AUBMC) #12;418 Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center (FM/AUBMC) Graduate Catalogue 2015­16 Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center (FM/AUBMC) Officers. Sayegh Executive Vice President for Medicine and Global Strategy and the Raja N. Khuri Dean

  1. THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONS Anthropology Professors

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    Watkins, Joseph C.

    THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONS Anthropology Professors Linda Green Mark Nichter Mimi Nichter Ivy Pike medical and alternative medical professions Forensics Disaster Help #12;

  2. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL AUTHORITY

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    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL AUTHORITY June 30, 2010 #12;OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL Authority Members Oklahoma State University Medical Authority Tulsa, Oklahoma We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of the Oklahoma State University Medical Authority (the

  3. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL AUTHORITY

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    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL AUTHORITY June 30, 2009 #12;OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL Authority Members Oklahoma State University Medical Authority Tulsa, Oklahoma We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of the Oklahoma State University Medical Authority (the

  4. Brain oxytocin correlates with maternal aggression: Link to anxiety 

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    Meddle, S. L.; Beiderbeck, D. I.; Douglas, A. J.; Neumann, I. D.; Bosch, O. J.

    2005-01-01

    and CeA. Using retrodialysis, blockade of endogenous oxytocin action by infusion of an oxytocin receptor antagonist (des-Gly-NH2,d(CH2)5[Tyr(Me)2,Thr4]OVT) into the PVN or CeA reduced maternal aggression of HAB dams, whereas infusion of synthetic oxytocin...

  5. A Maternal Ahr Null Genotype Sensitizes Embryos to Chemical Teratogenesis*

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    Bradfield, Christopher A.

    the toxicology and teratology of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlo- rodibenzo-p-dioxin (dioxin). In an effort to understand the role of the maternal compartment in dioxin teratol- ogy, we designed a breeding strategy that allowed this strategy, we demonstrate that embryos from the Ahr / dams are 5-fold more sensitive to dioxin-induced cleft

  6. Medical Robots Surgical Assistants

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    1 Medical Robots Surgical Assistants · Efficacy of Procedure ­ Accuracy ­ Longevity ­ Invasiveness · Augment human capabilities ­ Enabling new procedures ­ Time under anaesthetic #12;2 Surgical Robots) ­ Sensei (Hansen Medical) Autonomous Surgical Robots Robodoc.com #12;3 Guided Surgical Robots Makosurgical

  7. Animal Testing Medical Research

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    Bech, Claus

    Arondsen Marit Gystøl #12;ZO-8091 Forsøksdyrlære Animal experiments in medical research NTNU ­ Norges ..................................................................................................................................................... 14 #12;ZO-8091 Forsøksdyrlære Animal experiments in medical research NTNU ­ Norges Teknisk have come from animal research. Animal research is defined as the use of non-human animals

  8. Conventional Medical Screening Program

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    Medical screening is a strategy used to identify diseases or conditions in a select population at an early stage, often before signs and symptoms develop, and to refer individuals with suspicious findings to their personal physician or a specialist for further testing, diagnosis, and treatment. The program is not intended to serve as a substitute for routine medical exams through an individual's personal physician.

  9. STUDENT HEALTH MEDICAL SERVICES

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    Huang, Haiying

    Ver 2.0 09/2012 ANNEX H STUDENT HEALTH & MEDICAL SERVICES #12;Ver 2.0 09/2012 H-i APPROVAL & IMPLEMENTATION Annex H Student Health & Medical Services This emergency management plan is hereby approved. ______________________________ ________________________ Robert Blum Date Director of Health Services Marie Bannister Date Director of Mental Health Services

  10. December 2009 ARMY MEDICAL LOGISTICS

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    FM 4-02.1 December 2009 ARMY MEDICAL LOGISTICS DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public Medical Logistics Contents Page PREFACE...................................................................................................ix Chapter 1 OVERVIEW OF ARMY MEDICAL LOGISTICS................................................. 1-1 Section

  11. Medical Information | Jefferson Lab

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    Medical Information Occupational Medicine provides a range of health services and can work with your personal physician on your health needs. A D D I T I O N A L L I N K S:...

  12. Transportation of medical isotopes

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    Nielsen, D.L.

    1997-11-19

    A Draft Technical Information Document (HNF-1855) is being prepared to evaluate proposed interim tritium and medical isotope production at the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). This assessment examines the potential health and safety impacts of transportation operations associated with the production of medical isotopes. Incident-free and accidental impacts are assessed using bounding source terms for the shipment of nonradiological target materials to the Hanford Site, the shipment of irradiated targets from the FFTF to the 325 Building, and the shipment of medical isotope products from the 325 Building to medical distributors. The health and safety consequences to workers and the public from the incident-free transportation of targets and isotope products would be within acceptable levels. For transportation accidents, risks to works and the public also would be within acceptable levels. This assessment is based on best information available at this time. As the medical isotope program matures, this analysis will be revised, if necessary, to support development of a final revision to the Technical Information Document.

  13. Instrumentation in medical systems

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    Chu, W.T. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States). Accelerator and Fusion Research Div.

    1995-05-01

    The demand for clinical use of accelerated heavy charged-particle (proton and light-ion) beams for cancer treatment is now burgeoning worldwide. Clinical trials are underway at more than a dozen accelerators. Several hospital-based accelerator facilities dedicated to radiation treatment of human cancer have been constructed, and their number is growing. Many instruments in medical systems have been developed for modifying extracted particle beams for clinical application, monitoring the delivery of the treatment beams, and controlling the treatment processes to ensure patient safety. These in turn demand new developments of instruments in controlling beam extraction, beam tuning, and beam transportation at the medical systems.

  14. Medical imaging systems

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    Frangioni, John V

    2013-06-25

    A medical imaging system provides simultaneous rendering of visible light and diagnostic or functional images. The system may be portable, and may include adapters for connecting various light sources and cameras in open surgical environments or laparascopic or endoscopic environments. A user interface provides control over the functionality of the integrated imaging system. In one embodiment, the system provides a tool for surgical pathology.

  15. CMWT CMETCMW Medical Center

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    Dai, Yang

    6060 12 Medical Center Polk FOREST PARK LINE 54/CERMAKLINE 6 12 60 12 7 Racine 157 157 157 157 157 888 Motorcycle Parking Emergency Stations Housing Residence Halls West Campus Single Student Residence (SSR) Polk Residence (SSR) Polk Street Residence (PSR) Student Residence Hall (SRH) South Campus Thomas Beckham Hall

  16. Improving medical waste disposal

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    O'Connor, L.

    1994-05-01

    This article describes the use of electron-beam irradiation, steam detoxification, and microwave disinfection systems rather than incineration to rid the waste stream of medical scraps. The topics of the article include biological waste stream sources and amounts, pyrolysis and oxidation, exhaust gas cleanup, superheated steam sterilization and detoxification.

  17. Interactive effects of maternal and environmental exposure to coal combustion wastes decrease survival of larval southern toads (Bufo terrestris)

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    Georgia, University of

    Interactive effects of maternal and environmental exposure to coal combustion wastes decrease Accepted 29 January 2012 Keywords: Amphibian Coal combustion wastes Contaminants Trace elements Selenium terrestris). Previous maternal exposure to coal combustion wastes (CCW) reduced larval survival

  18. Infant Formula with Docosahexaenoic Acid, Maternal Smoking, and Body Mass Index of Children To Six Years of Age

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    Currie, Lindsey Marie

    2012-05-31

    Research findings have suggested no differences in growth among term infants fed DHA supplemented formulas. Studies have found maternal smoking decreases length and increases weight of children. No studies have analyzed maternal smoking and DHA...

  19. Does breastfeeding offer protection against maternal depressive symptomatology?: A prospective study from pregnancy to 2 years after birth

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    Hahn-Holbrook, J; Haselton, MG; Dunkel Schetter, C; Glynn, LM

    2013-01-01

    Does breastfeeding offer protection against maternalARTICLE Does breastfeeding offer protection against maternalthat breastfeeding could offer such protective benefits.

  20. Making medical records more resilient

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    Rudin, Robert (Robert Samuel)

    2007-01-01

    Hurricane Katrina showed that the current methods for handling medical records are minimally resilient to large scale disasters. This research presents a preliminary model for measuring the resilience of medical records ...

  1. Providence Newberg Medical Center

    High Performance Buildings Database

    Newberg, Oregon In 2002, Providence Health & Services began planning a new 188,000 square foot medical center in Newberg, Oregon to respond to the growing community's need for accessible health care. Since this was Providence's first new hospital in almost thirty years, its leaders decided to approach the project through innovative planning, design, and construction, including the achievement of lifecycle energy savings and a potential LEED certification. The hospital is comprised of 40 inpatient beds with views out to the surrounding rural landscape or into lushly planted internal courtyards.

  2. Medical Records Checklist

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested Parties - WAPAEnergy May 28 Webinar to Focus on TribalMediaSurveyMedical

  3. Costs and benefits of maternally derived immunity in a game bird system 

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    Ellis, Matthew B.

    2010-01-01

    This thesis examines the costs and benefits of maternal allocation to both mother and offspring in gamebirds, specifically ring necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) and the Chinese painted quail (Coturnix chinensis). ...

  4. Dynamic patterning of maternal mRNAs in the Early C. elegans embryo

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    Li, Jialing, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01

    Asymmetric segregation of maternally-encoded proteins is essential to cell fate determination during early cell divisions of the Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) embryo, but little is known about the patterning of ...

  5. Advanced medical accelerator design

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    Alonso, J.R.; Elioff, T.; Garren, A.

    1982-11-01

    This report describes the design of an advanced medical facility dedicated to charged particle radiotherapy and other biomedical applications of relativistic heavy ions. Project status is reviewed and some technical aspects discussed. Clinical standards of reliability are regarded as essential features of this facility. Particular emphasis is therefore placed on the control system and on the use of technology which will maximize operational efficiency. The accelerator will produce a variety of heavy ion beams from helium to argon with intensities sufficient to provide delivered dose rates of several hundred rad/minute over large, uniform fields. The technical components consist of a linac injector with multiple PIG ion sources, a synchrotron and a versatile beam delivery system. An overview is given of both design philosophy and selected accelerator subsystems. Finally, a plan of the facility is described.

  6. Medical Radioisotope | Nuclear Science | ORNL

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    preparing Ac-225 in glove boxes for shipment to hospitals to support radiotherapy cancer clinical trials in multiple locations around the world. ORNL's Medical Radioisotope...

  7. MEDICAL ENGINEERING OVERVIEW AND LUNCHEON

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    Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director of the Jacobs Institute for Molecular EngineeringMEDICAL ENGINEERING OVERVIEW AND LUNCHEON FEBRUARY 10, 2014 Yu-Chong Tai Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Executive Officer for Medical Engineering yctai

  8. Faculty of Science Medical Physics

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    Faculty of Science Medical Physics If you like physics and mathematics, but want a career in the rapidly expanding health sciences, then this honours BSc is for you. www.uwindsor.ca/physics Medical Physics opens the way to exciting new possibilities for career opportunities in the applications

  9. Discover your Library Medical Library

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    Discover your Library Medical Library Welcome to the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library. The Library is a branch of the Flinders University Libraries including: Central (on the Plaza of the north ridge precinct) Law (on level 3 of the Central Library building) Sturt (at the Sturt precinct) as well

  10. Preconception maternal polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations and the secondary sex ratio

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    Taylor, Kira C. [Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHD), NIH, DHHS, 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 7B03, Rockville, MD 20852 (United States); Department of Epidemiology, 1518 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30322 (United States); Jackson, Leila W. [Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, WG37, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106-4945 (United States); Lynch, Courtney D. [Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHD), NIH, DHHS, 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 7B03, Rockville, MD 20852 (United States); Kostyniak, Paul J. [Toxicology Research Center, 134 Cary Hall, University at Buffalo, State of New York, 3434 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214-3000 (United States); Buck Louis, Germaine M. [Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHD), NIH, DHHS, 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 7B03, Rockville, MD 20852 (United States)]. E-mail: louisg@mail.nih.gov

    2007-01-15

    The secondary sex ratio is the ratio of male to female live births and historically has ranged from 102 to 106 males to 100 females. Temporal declines have been reported in many countries prompting authors to hypothesize an environmental etiology. Blood specimens were obtained from 99 women aged 24-34 prior to attempting pregnancy and quantified for 76 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners using dual column gas chromatography with electron capture detection. Women were prospectively followed until pregnancy or 12 cycles of trying. The odds of a male birth for three PCB groupings (total, estrogenic, anti-estrogenic) controlling for maternal characteristics were estimated using logistic regression. Among the 50 women with live births and PCB data, 26 female and 24 male infants were born (ratio 0.92). After adjusting for age and body mass index, odds of a male birth were elevated among women in the second (OR=1.29) and third (OR=1.48) tertiles of estrogenic PCBs; odds (OR=0.70) were reduced among women in the highest tertile of anti-estrogenic PCBs. All confidence intervals included one. The direction of the odds ratios in this preliminary study varied by PCB groupings, supporting the need to study specific PCB patterns when assessing environmental influences on the secondary sex ratio.

  11. Medical imaging systems

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    Frangioni, John V. (Wayland, MA)

    2012-07-24

    A medical imaging system provides simultaneous rendering of visible light and fluorescent images. The system may employ dyes in a small-molecule form that remains in a subject's blood stream for several minutes, allowing real-time imaging of the subject's circulatory system superimposed upon a conventional, visible light image of the subject. The system may also employ dyes or other fluorescent substances associated with antibodies, antibody fragments, or ligands that accumulate within a region of diagnostic significance. In one embodiment, the system provides an excitation light source to excite the fluorescent substance and a visible light source for general illumination within the same optical guide that is used to capture images. In another embodiment, the system is configured for use in open surgical procedures by providing an operating area that is closed to ambient light. More broadly, the systems described herein may be used in imaging applications where a visible light image may be usefully supplemented by an image formed from fluorescent emissions from a fluorescent substance that marks areas of functional interest.

  12. BAYESIAN ENSEMBLE LEARNING FOR MEDICAL IMAGE DENOISING

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    Oh, Hyuntaek

    2012-08-31

    Medical images are often affected by random noise because of both image acquisition from the medical modalities and image transmission from modalities to workspace in the main computer. Medical image denoising removes noise from the CT or MR images...

  13. Maternal exposure to metals—Concentrations and predictors of exposure

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    Callan, A.C., E-mail: a.callan@ecu.edu.au [Centre for Ecosystem Management, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA 6027 (Australia); Hinwood, A.L.; Ramalingam, M.; Boyce, M. [Centre for Ecosystem Management, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA 6027 (Australia)] [Centre for Ecosystem Management, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA 6027 (Australia); Heyworth, J. [School Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway Crawley, WA 6009 (Australia)] [School Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway Crawley, WA 6009 (Australia); McCafferty, P. [ChemCentre, PO Box 1250, Bentley, WA 6983 (Australia)] [ChemCentre, PO Box 1250, Bentley, WA 6983 (Australia); Odland, J.Ø. [Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø (Norway)] [Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø (Norway)

    2013-10-15

    A variety of metals are important for biological function but have also been shown to impact health at elevated concentrations, whereas others have no known biological function. Pregnant women are a vulnerable population and measures to reduce exposure in this group are important. We undertook a study of maternal exposure to the metals, aluminium, arsenic, copper, cobalt, chromium, lithium, manganese, nickel, selenium, tin, uranium and zinc in 173 participants across Western Australia. Each participant provided a whole blood and urine sample, as well as drinking water, residential soil and dust samples and completed a questionnaire. In general the concentrations of metals in all samples were low with the notable exception of uranium (blood U mean 0.07 µg/L, range <0.01–0.25 µg/L; urinary U mean 0.018 µg/g creatinine, range <0.01–0.199 µg/g creatinine). Factors that influenced biological concentrations were consumption of fish which increased urinary arsenic concentrations, hobbies (including mechanics and welding) which increased blood manganese concentrations and iron/folic acid supplement use which was associated with decreased concentrations of aluminium and nickel in urine and manganese in blood. Environmental concentrations of aluminium, copper and lithium were found to influence biological concentrations, but this was not the case for other environmental metals concentrations. Further work is underway to explore the influence of diet on biological metals concentrations in more detail. The high concentrations of uranium require further investigation. -- Highlights: • High concentrations of uranium with respect to international literature. • Environmental concentrations of Al, Cu and Li influenced urinary concentrations. • Exposure to mechanics/welding hobbies increased blood Mn concentrations. • Iron/Folic acid supplements reduced biological concentrations of Al, Ni and Mn.

  14. Making Medical Records More Resilient

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    Rudin, Robert

    2008-02-17

    Hurricane Katrina showed that the current methods for handling medicalrecords are minimally resilient to large scale disasters. This research presents a preliminary model for measuring the resilience of medical records ...

  15. General Counsel Legal Interpretation Regarding Medical Removal...

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    Regarding Medical Removal Protection Benefits Pursuant to 10 CFR Part 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program General Counsel Legal Interpretation Regarding Medical...

  16. ORISE Resources: Medical Office Preparedness Planner

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    partnership with CDC yields Medical Office Preparedness Planner for Primary Care Providers The Medical Office Preparedness Planner is a tool for primary care providers (PCPs) and...

  17. Achromatic and uncoupled medical gantry

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    Tsoupas, Nicholaos (Center Moriches, NY); Kayran, Dmitry (Rocky Point, NY); Litvinenko, Vladimir (Mt. Sinai, NY); MacKay, William W. (Wading River, NY)

    2011-11-22

    A medical gantry that focus the beam from the beginning of the gantry to the exit of the gantry independent of the rotation angle of the gantry by keeping the beam achromatic and uncoupled, thus, avoiding the use of collimators or rotators, or additional equipment to control the beam divergence, which may cause beam intensity loss or additional time in irradiation of the patient, or disadvantageously increase the overall gantry size inapplicable for the use in the medical treatment facility.

  18. Population consequences of maternal effects: sex-bias in egg-laying order facilitates divergence in sexual dimorphism between

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    Badyaev, Alex

    in sexual dimorphism between bird populations A. V. BADYAEV,* G. E. HILL & L. A. WHITTINGHAMà *Division Keywords: egg-laying order; growth; maternal effects; population divergence; sex-ratio; sexual dimorphism of these maternal adjustments was fast phenotypic change in sexual size dimorphism within and between populations

  19. MAVIDOS Maternal Vitamin D Osteoporosis Study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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    Harvey, Nicholas C.; Javaid, Kassim; Bishop, Nicholas; Kennedy, Stephen; Papageorghiou, Aris T.; Fraser, Robert; Gandhi, Saurabh V.; Schoenmakers, Inez; Prentice, Ann; Cooper, Cyrus

    2012-02-07

    Maternal Vitamin D Osteoporosis Study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. The MAVIDOS Study Group Nicholas C Harvey1, Kassim Javaid2, Nicholas Bishop3, Stephen Kennedy4, Aris T Papageorghiou4, Robert Fraser5, Saurabh V Gandhi5, Inez... ]. The effect of maternal 25(OH)- vitamin D status appeared to be partly mediated via concentrations of venous umbilical cord calcium, sug- gesting that placental calcium transfer to the fetus may be a critical step in these associations. Indeed mRNA expression...

  20. (09)UC/05 BSc(Hons) Medical Physics/11 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Medical Physics

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    Hickman, Mark

    (09)UC/05 ­ BSc(Hons) Medical Physics/11 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Medical Physics 2005 Calendar, pages 348 and 681 (09)UC/05 ­ BSc(Hons) Medical Physics/1 Section A 1. Purpose of proposal To provide a better pathway for PhD students in Medical Physics, a BSc(Hons) degree in Medical Physics

  1. Socioeconomic Risk Moderates the Link Between Household Chaos and Maternal Executive Function

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    .e., single parenthood, lower mother and father educational attainment, housing situation, and father in ecological contexts in the home and beyond (Bronfenbrenner & Ceci, 1994). Furthermore, these ecological socioeconomic risk factors, house- hold "chaos" (e.g., noise, distractions, disarray), and maternal cognitive

  2. Stimulus Control of Maternal Responsiveness to Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Pup Ultrasonic Vocalizations

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    Stimulus Control of Maternal Responsiveness to Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Pup Ultrasonic be considered a specialization of Norway rats and other small rodents. When removed from the nest and placed in a cool environment, infant Norway rats emit USVs. These vocalizations range from 30 to 50 k

  3. Hydrocarbon Signatures of Egg Maternity, Caste Membership and Reproductive Status in the Common Wasp

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    Wenseleers, Tom

    Hydrocarbon Signatures of Egg Maternity, Caste Membership and Reproductive Status in the Common-laid and worker-laid eggs has never been investigated. Our aim, therefore, was to investigate if hydrocarbons on the surface of newly-laid eggs, and that there are pronounced quantitative differences in the hydrocarbon

  4. Maternal Effects on Reproduction and Traits of Reciprocal F1 Dams of

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    Ma, Lena

    Maternal Effects on Reproduction and Production Traits of Reciprocal F1 Dams of Angus, Brahman to determine if differences in their producing ability can be attributed to the breed of their dam. The purpose of this paper is to compare the performance of reciprocal F1 crossbred females as to dam breed for both

  5. Biotechnology SchoolofMedicalSciences

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    Neri, Peter

    BSc (Hons) Biotechnology Degree Programme Guide 2014-15 SchoolofMedicalSciences #12;BSc (Hons solutions to complex problems such as the manufacture of bio- fuels and palm-oil substitutes. Biotechnology in agriculture and management of the environment (e.g. oil spill clean-up) is immense but at present only partly

  6. Medical Student For Students Matriculating

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY PROGRAM CURRICULUM STRUCTURE 67 STUDENT STANDARDS AND OTHER POLICIES 69 OHSU TECHNICAL STANDARDS 69 SCHOOL OF MEDICINE MD PROGRAM TECHNICAL STANDARDS 70 OHSU CODE OF CONDUCT 70 PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE AND DRESS 72 STANDARDS OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION CONDUCT 73 SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES FOR MEDICAL

  7. Medical Technology for Superior Patient

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    of electromagnetic interference, hazardous vapors, electrical power, and acoustic noise · Medical device integration organizations focus on providing the highest quality of patient care, while supporting them in their never and repair services on all general biomedical equipment and a variety of specialized systems. However, we go

  8. Medical Image Segmentation Xiaolei Huang

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    Huang, Xiaolei

    . The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) holds the copyright to the DICOM standard. Medical (CAT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, and X-Ray, in standard DICOM formats are often and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard is created as a cooperative international standard for communication

  9. Medical implants and methods of making medical implants

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    Shaw, Wendy J; Yonker, Clement R; Fulton, John L; Tarasevich, Barbara J; McClain, James B; Taylor, Doug

    2014-09-16

    A medical implant device having a substrate with an oxidized surface and a silane derivative coating covalently bonded to the oxidized surface. A bioactive agent is covalently bonded to the silane derivative coating. An implantable stent device including a stent core having an oxidized surface with a layer of silane derivative covalently bonded thereto. A spacer layer comprising polyethylene glycol (PEG) is covalently bonded to the layer of silane derivative and a protein is covalently bonded to the PEG. A method of making a medical implant device including providing a substrate having a surface, oxidizing the surface and reacting with derivitized silane to form a silane coating covalently bonded to the surface. A bioactive agent is then covalently bonded to the silane coating. In particular instances, an additional coating of bio-absorbable polymer and/or pharmaceutical agent is deposited over the bioactive agent.

  10. Innovations in Undergraduate Medical Education: A Novel Elective for Third Year Medical Students, Emergency Critical Care

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    Leuthauser, A.

    2015-01-01

    for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) allows twenty percentUndergraduate Medical Education: A Novel Elective for Thirdthat void became obvious. Education Objectives: To expose

  11. Exploiting thesauri knowledge in medical guideline formalization

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    ten Teije, Annette

    investigates whether medical knowledge acquired from several medical thesauri can be molded on a guideline program, under contract number IST-FP6- 508794 Protocure-II: www.protocure.org 2 Address: De Boelelaan

  12. Professional Science Master in Medical Physics (PSMMP)

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Professional Science Master in Medical Physics (PSMMP) CAMPEP Accredited Department of Physics Florida atlantic University #12;T he Department of Physics offers the Professional Science Master in Medical Physics (PSMMP) degree --an interdisciplinary, innovative education program that develops advanced

  13. Medical Surveillance for Former Workers

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    Tim Takaro

    2009-05-29

    The Former Hanford Worker Medical Monitoring Program, directed by the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program at the University of Washington, served former production and other non-construction workers who were potentially exposed to workplace hazards while working for the USDOE or its contractors at Hanford. The USDOE Former Workers Program arose from Congressional action in the Defense Authorization of 1993 (Public Law 102). Section 3162 stated that, “The Secretary shall establish and carry out a program for the identification and ongoing medical evaluation of current and former Department of Energy employees who are subject to significant health risks as a result of exposure of such employees to hazardous or radioactive substances during such employment.” (This also covers former employees of USDOE contractors and subcontractors.) The key objective has been to provide these former workers with medical evaluations in order to determine whether workers have experienced significant risk due to workplace exposure to hazards. Exposures to asbestos, beryllium, and noise can produce specific medical conditions: asbestosis, berylliosis, and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Each of these conditions can be identified by specific, non-invasive screening tests, which are widely available. Treatments are also available for individuals affected by these conditions. This project involved two phases. Phase I involved a needs and risk assessment, characterizing the nature and extent of workplace health hazards which may have increased the risk for long-term health effects. We categorized jobs and tasks by likelihood of exposures to specific workplace health hazards; and located and established contact with former Hanford workers. Phase II involved implementation of medical monitoring programs for former workers whose individual work history indicated significant risk for adverse health effects. We identified 118,000 former workers, employed from 1943 to 1997. After excluding current workers, construction workers, and deceased workers, the total estimated number of former workers eligible for screening was 72,611. By September, 2006, 53,010 workers had been contacted, 20,298 responded, 2,835 were eligible and authorized, and 2,773 workers were ultimately screened. The cohort was 80% male, 85% white, and had a mean age of 63 years (range 24-96 years) at the time of first exam. Participants completed an occupational health history survey prior to the medical exam. Former Hanford workers were considered eligible for an exam if they reported exposure to asbestos, beryllium, or noise, or if a review of their Hanford work history indicated possible or probable exposure to one of these three hazards. We also invited any former Hanford worker who requested an exam to participate, regardless of documentation of exposure. The screening exam included a problem-focused physical exam, along with screening tests for one or more of three specific medical conditions: asbestosis (chest X-ray and spirometry), berylliosis (chest X-ray, spirometry, and beryllium-induced lymphocyte proliferation test), and NIHL (audiometry). We assisted ill workers in filing appropriate workers’ compensation claims, and facilitated appropriate follow-up medical care. This program has made an important contribution to the health of former DOE contractor workers at the Hanford defense nuclear site.

  14. medical

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  15. Medical ice slurry production device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kasza, Kenneth E. (Palos Park, IL); Oras, John (Des Plaines, IL); Son, HyunJin (Naperville, IL)

    2008-06-24

    The present invention relates to an apparatus for producing sterile ice slurries for medical cooling applications. The apparatus is capable of producing highly loaded slurries suitable for delivery to targeted internal organs of a patient, such as the brain, heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, and others, through medical size diameter tubing. The ice slurry production apparatus includes a slurry production reservoir adapted to contain a volume of a saline solution. A flexible membrane crystallization surface is provided within the slurry production reservoir. The crystallization surface is chilled to a temperature below a freezing point of the saline solution within the reservoir such that ice particles form on the crystallization surface. A deflector in the form of a reciprocating member is provided for periodically distorting the crystallization surface and dislodging the ice particles which form on the crystallization surface. Using reservoir mixing the slurry is conditioned for easy pumping directly out of the production reservoir via medical tubing or delivery through other means such as squeeze bottles, squeeze bags, hypodermic syringes, manual hand delivery, and the like.

  16. Laser separation of medical isotopes

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    Eerkens, J.W.; Puglishi, D.A.; Miller, W.H.

    1996-12-31

    There is an increasing demand for different separated isotopes as feed material for reactor and cyclotron-produced radioisotopes used by a fast-growing radiopharmaceutical industry. One new technology that may meet future demands for medical isotopes is molecular laser isotope separation (MLIS). This method was investigated for the enrichment of uranium in the 1970`s and 1980s by Los Alamos National Laboratory, Isotope Technologies, and others around the world. While South Africa and Japan have continued the development of MLIS for uranium and are testing pilot units, around 1985 the United States dropped the LANL MLIS program in favor of AVLIS (atomic vapor LIS), which uses electron-beam-heated uranium metal vapor. AVLIS appears difficult and expensive to apply to most isotopes of medical interest, however, whereas MLIS technology, which is based on cooled hexafluorides or other gaseous molecules, can be adapted more readily. The attraction of MLIS for radiopharmaceutical firms is that it allows them to operate their own dedicated separators for small-quantity productions of critical medical isotopes, rather than having to depend on large enrichment complexes run by governments, which are only optimal for large-quantity productions. At the University of Missouri, the authors are investigating LIS of molybdenum isotopes using MoF{sub 6}, which behaves in a way similar to UF{sub 6}, studied in the past.

  17. Volumetric Medical Imaging Environment Bobi Gilburd1

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    Kimmel, Ron

    Volumetric Medical Imaging Environment Bobi Gilburd1 , Michal Holtzman-Gazit2 , Alon Spira1 , Dorit structures of volumetric medical data and navigate through it easily. It combines novel approaches Introduction As volumetric medical data analysis algorithms improve, there is a growing in- terest

  18. Global Health and Graduate Medical Education: A Systematic Review

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    Bills, C.; Ahn, J.

    2015-01-01

    Total MERSQI, medical education research study qualityGraduate Medical 28 Global Education: A Systematic Reviewin graduate medical education (GME); many residencies now

  19. ORISE: The Medical Basis for Radiation-Accident Preparedness...

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    The Medical Basis for Radiation-Accident Preparedness: Medical Management Proceedings of the Fifth International REACTS Symposium on the Medical Basis for Radiation-Accident...

  20. The final technical report of the CRADA, Medical Accelerator Technology

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    Chu, William T.; Rawls, John M.

    2000-01-01

    the marketplace. Final Technical Report: Medical AcceleratorPTCOG XXV, 1996. Final Technical Report: Medical AcceleratorFinal Technical Report: Medical Accelerator Technology (SC-

  1. Compact accelerator for medical therapy

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Caporaso, George J.; Chen, Yu-Jiuan; Hawkins, Steven A.; Sampayan, Stephen E.; Paul, Arthur C.

    2010-05-04

    A compact accelerator system having an integrated particle generator-linear accelerator with a compact, small-scale construction capable of producing an energetic (.about.70-250 MeV) proton beam or other nuclei and transporting the beam direction to a medical therapy patient without the need for bending magnets or other hardware often required for remote beam transport. The integrated particle generator-accelerator is actuable as a unitary body on a support structure to enable scanning of a particle beam by direction actuation of the particle generator-accelerator.

  2. AVLIS enrichment of medical isotopes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Haynam, C.A.; Scheibner, K.F.; Stern, R.C.; Worden, E.F.

    1996-12-31

    Under the Sponsorship of the United states Enrichment Corporation (USEC), we are currently investigating the large scale separation of several isotopes of medical interest using atomic vapor isotope separation (AVLIS). This work includes analysis and experiments in the enrichment of thallium 203 as a precursor to the production of thallium 201 used in cardiac imaging following heart attacks, on the stripping of strontium 84 from natural strontium as precursor to the production of strontium 89, and on the stripping of lead 210 from lead used in integrated circuits to reduce the number of alpha particle induced logic errors.

  3. Medical Screening | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested Parties - WAPAEnergy May 28 Webinar to Focus on7/15 1 MEDICAL

  4. Medical expense deduction for the individual taxpayer 

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    Winters, Gerald Milton

    1960-01-01

    MEDICAL EXPENSE DEDUCTION FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER A Thesis By GERALD M. WINTERS Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of T~as in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... in the preparation of this thesis and to my wife, Verna Joy, goes special gratitude for her patience and assistance in making this work possible and worthwhile. MEDICAL EXPENSE DEDUCTION FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER Chapter I HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE MEDICAL...

  5. Heavy ion medical accelerator options

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    Gough, R.A.; Alonso, J.R.

    1985-01-01

    This paper briefly explores the accelerator technology available for heavy ion medical accelerators in the mass range of 1 to 40 (protons through argon). Machines that are designed to produce the required intensities of a particular design ion, such as silicon (mass 28), can satisfy the intensity requirements for all lighter ions, and can produce beams with higher mass, such as argon, at somewhat reduced, but still useful intensity levels. They can also provide beams of radioactive ions, such as carbon-11 and neon-19, which are useful in diagnostic imaging and for directly verifiable treatments. These accelerators are all based on proven technology, and can be built at predictable costs. It is the conclusion of several design studies that they can be operated reliably in a hospital-based environment. 8 refs., 22 figs.

  6. ORNL's medical radioisotope project sees centennial campaign...

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    actinium-225 processing, which provides radioisotopes for medical uses that include cancer treatment. Actinium-225 is a source for bismuth-213, a short-lived, alpha-emitting...

  7. Former Workers Medical Facilities with Experience Evaluating...

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    Beryllium Disease (CBD). Because the medical community at large is not experienced in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with CBD, this list is offered to individuals in...

  8. Therapeutic Hypothermia: Protective Cooling Using Medical Ice...

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    Therapeutic Hypothermia: Protective Cooling Using Medical Ice Slurry Technology available for licensing: Proprietary method and equipment for making an ice slurry coolant to induce...

  9. EIS-0249: Medical Isotopes Production Project

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to establish a production capability for molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) and related medical isotopes.

  10. Healthcare Energy: Spotlight on Medical Equipment

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building Technologies Office conducted a healthcare energy end-use monitoring project for two sites. Read details about large medical imaging equipment energy results.

  11. National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

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    Rau, Don C.

    National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) NICHD Report to the NACHHD Council ....................................................... 6 APPLIED RESEARCH--REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY................................................................................... 10 BEHAVIORAL AND BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN REHABILITATION

  12. Implementation Guide of Medical Standards for Firefighters

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    These guidelines were prepared to assist the DOE contractor site occupational medical programs in developing NFPA-based firefighter standards that comply with the ADA.

  13. Efficient design of precision medical robotics

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    Hanumara, Nevan Clancy

    2012-01-01

    Medical robotics is increasingly demonstrating the potential to improve patient care through more precise interventions. However, taking inspiration from industrial robotics has often resulted in large, sometimes cumbersome ...

  14. Alternative Breaks Emergency Contact & Verification of Medical

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    Tipple, Brett

    Alternative Breaks Emergency Contact & Verification of Medical Insurance Form Participant Name is STRONGLY RECCOMENDED, it is not required for participation in Alternative Breaks. *Please note: All

  15. SUIVI MEDICAL DE SALARIES EXPOSES AU BERYLLIUM : Medical follow-up of beryllium -exposed workers

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 SUIVI MEDICAL DE SALARIES EXPOSES AU BERYLLIUM : Medical follow-up of beryllium - exposed workers-up of beryllium-exposed workers. Method: a medical follow-up of workers from a factory machining beryllium (Be preventive measures. Key words: beryllium, sensitisation, occupational exposure, prevention, Lymphocyte

  16. IsoRay Medical William A. Cavanagh

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    to surgical resection Low dose rate (LDR) Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) with Temporary CesiumIsoRay Medical William A. Cavanagh Vice President of Research and Development IsoRay Medical March experiences that inserting radioactive materials into tumors revealed that radiation caused cancers to shrink

  17. Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Technical Standards

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    Barrash, Warren

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Technical Standards Listed below are the technical standards identified for students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) clinical program. Review each standard and think about your ability to meet the standard 100% or if you are unable to meet the standard, what

  18. Medical Education and the Tyranny of Competency

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    Aris, John P.

    , concept to use as a guiding motif for professional education.The competency model--which tends to be top of this concept in education lie within the realm of behaviorist ideology (Pearson 1980;Talbot 2004).We are nowMedical Education and the Tyranny of Competency 90 ABSTRACT Those who educate medical students

  19. UF in Brazil Urban, Medical, & Agricultural Entomology

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    UF in Brazil Urban, Medical, & Agricultural Entomology Summer B: August 9 - 21, 2015 Explore aspects in Brazil and the United States. Course Information College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: Urban, Medical and Agricultural Entomology in Brazil Total Number of Credits Offered: 3 About

  20. Bylaws of the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    1 Bylaws of the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory University of Florida As Approved: March 16 Laboratory (FMEL) are to attain excellence in teaching, research, extension, and service, and to attain These Bylaws establish the general principles by which the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory shall

  1. Careers in Medical Physics The ACPSEM

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    Tobar, Michael

    employs physical concepts for the prevention,diagnosis and treatment of human disease. It is not a new has been a catalyst in the development of modern medicine. Medical Physics has four main specialisedCareers in Medical Physics #12;The ACPSEM The Australasian College of Physical Scientists

  2. The Myths of Maternity: A Comparative Study of the Medical and Mythological Practices of Highland Tibetan Populations to Prove Cultural Adaptations to High-Altitude Hypoxia 

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    Shively, Stephanie Lynne

    2009-09-30

    oxygen levels on biological processes as microscopic as the thickness of the pulmonary wall (Saldana and Aria-Stella 1963) and as broad as an individual?s inability to reach full aerobic capacity (Wu and Kayser 2006). The data is abundant...

  3. Automatically Identifying Candidate Treatments from Existing Medical Literature

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    Pratt, Wanda

    fish oil to treat Raynaud's disease (Swanson and Smalheiser 1997). Medical scientists are nowAutomatically Identifying Candidate Treatments from Existing Medical Literature Catherine Blake to transform the titles to known medical concepts, and the other applied additional semantic constraints

  4. Abductive Network Committees for Improved Classification of Medical Data

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    Abdel-Aal, Radwan E.

    Abductive Network Committees for Improved Classification of Medical Data R. E. Abdel-Aal Center standard medical datasets. Methods: Two standard 2-class medical datasets (Pima Indians Diabetes and Heart mining and machine learning techniques for classification, association detection, sequential

  5. Maternal diet-induced obesity programmes cardiovascular dysfunction in adult male mouse offspring independent of current body weight

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    Blackmore, Heather L.; Niu, Youguo; Fernandez-Twinn, Denise S.; Tarry-Adkins, Jane L.; Giussani, Dino A.; Ozanne, Susan E.

    2014-07-18

    , Siggens L, et al. The pro- gramming of cardiac hypertrophy in the offspring by maternal obe- sity is associated with hyperinsulinemia, AKT, ERK, and mTOR activation. Endocrinology. 2012;153(12):5961–5971. 14. Fan X, Turdi S, Ford SP, et al. Influence...

  6. Maternal Diet-induced Obesity Programs Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Adult Male Mouse Offspring Independent of Current Body Weight

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    Blackmore, Heather L.; Niu, Youguo; Fernandez-Twinn, Denise S.; Tarry-Adkins, Jane L.; Giussani, Dino A.; Ozanne, Susan E.

    2014-07-22

    , Siggens L, et al. The pro- gramming of cardiac hypertrophy in the offspring by maternal obe- sity is associated with hyperinsulinemia, AKT, ERK, and mTOR activation. Endocrinology. 2012;153(12):5961–5971. 14. Fan X, Turdi S, Ford SP, et al. Influence...

  7. A review of "Performing Maternity in Early Modern England" edited by Kathryn M. Moncrief and Kathryn R. McPherson 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bunker, Nancy M.

    2008-01-01

    the performances of maternity. Peter Shoemaker, Powerful Connections: The Poetics of Patronage in the Age of Louis XIII. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2007. 291 pp. $60.00. Review by ge o f f r e y tu r n o v s k y , un i v e r s i t y o f wa s h i...

  8. Introducing Ultrasound to Medical School Curriculum

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    Tenny, Montessa

    2010-01-01

    be much less thanks to curriculum such as UCI’s. This extraUltrasound to Medical School Curriculum Montessa Tenny MDefforts to bring this curriculum to UCI. What inspired you

  9. DOE: Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    FWP provides no-cost medical screenings to all former DOE Federal, contractor and subcontractor employees. The screening exams are offered by third party providers from universities, labor unions,...

  10. 21A.215 Medical Anthropology, Fall 2004

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    Jackson, Jean E. (Jean Elizabeth), 1943-

    Examination of how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western biomedicine. Analysis of medical practice as a cultural system, focusing on the human, as opposed to the biological, side of ...

  11. ORISE Resources: Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism: Medical...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Health asked the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to develop a Web-based and CD-ROM training program to prepare clinicians-medical doctors and registered...

  12. Dynamic security for medical record sharing

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    Cody, Patrick M. (Patrick Michael), 1980-

    2003-01-01

    Information routinely collected by health care organizations is used by researchers to analyze the causes of illness and evaluate the effectiveness of potential cures. Medical information sharing systems are built to ...

  13. Acquisition of medical device start-ups

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    Nair, Ganesh R

    2006-01-01

    Introduction: In the medical device space, a large proportion of the breakthrough inventions are developed by small firms that use private equity to bring their technologies from concept to varying stages of development. ...

  14. Medical physics calculations with MCNP: a primer 

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    Lazarine, Alexis D

    2006-10-30

    of Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) specific absorbed fraction (SAF) values using the ORNL MIRD phantom, x-ray phototherapy effectiveness, prostate brachytherapy lifetime dose calculations, and a radiograph of the head using the Zubal head phantom. Also...

  15. 21A.215 Medical Anthropology, Fall 2002

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Jackson, Jean E. (Jean Elizabeth), 1943-

    Examination of how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western biomedicine. Analysis of medical practice as a cultural system, focusing on the human, as opposed to the biological, side of ...

  16. ASSISTANT DEANS Connecticut Children's Medical Center

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    Page 12 ASSISTANT DEANS Connecticut Children's Medical Center Dr. Andrea Benin, Assistant Dean@stranciscare.org 860-714-5967 The Hospital of Central Connecticut Dr. Steven Hanks, Vice President Med. Affairs

  17. DelftResearchInitiatives Medical technology for

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    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    technology is creating a wave of innovation in healthcare, improving quality and efficiency while keepingDelftResearchInitiatives Medical technology for the future of healthcare Delft Health Initiative,affordablegreenenergy,acleanandsafelivingenvironment andcommutingandtransportationwithnotailbacks.Health,energy,environment, infrastructuresandmobilityaretoday

  18. Seal strength models for medical device trays 

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    Mays, Patricia Faye

    2009-05-15

    Seven empirical equations were developed for the prediction of seal strength for medical device trays. A new methodology was developed and used for identifying burst and peel locations and comparing burst pressure and peel ...

  19. DUAL CAREER FAMILY PETITION Harvard Medical School

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    Mootha, Vamsi K.

    DUAL CAREER FAMILY PETITION Harvard Medical School Name: Harvard Title: Title of Proposal: Sponsor employee of the company, title/position, department or group, and job responsibilities: If employee, please

  20. Visualization and analysis of large medical image collections using pipelines

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    Sridharan, Ramesh

    2015-01-01

    Medical image analysis often requires developing elaborate algorithms that are implemented as computational pipelines. A growing number of large medical imaging studies necessitate development of robust and flexible ...

  1. ORISE: Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism Continuing Medical...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and Education (ORISE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ORISE takes...

  2. Healthcare Energy: State University of New York Upstate Medical...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    State University of New York Upstate Medical University East Wing Healthcare Energy: State University of New York Upstate Medical University East Wing The Building Technologies...

  3. Research Plan for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

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    Rau, Don C.

    Research Plan for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research BETHESDA, MD MARCH.............................................................................................................................................................................5 National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research...............................................................................................................................................18 Conceptual Model of the Rehabilitation Process.......................................................................................

  4. Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains

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    Nagurney, Anna

    of Molybdenum-99, 99Mo, is the most commonly used medical radioisotope, used in more than 80 for medical diagnostic purposes. By using medical radioisotope techniques, health professionals can enable medical procedures are performed in the United States using Technetium-99m. Over 100,000 hospitals

  5. Medical information and the right to privacy

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Drell, D.

    1994-06-01

    This report is a compilation of submitted abstracts of papers presented at the DOE-supported workshop on medical information and the right to privacy held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, on June 9 and 10, 1994. The aim of this meeting is to provide a forum to discuss the legal, ethical and practical issues related to the computerization and use of medical data, as well as the potential impact the use of these data may have on an individual`s privacy. Topical areas include an overview of the Federal and legal requirements to collect medical data, historical experiences with worker screening programs, currently available medical surveillance technologies (both biomedical and computer technologies) and their limitations. In addition, an-depth assessment of the needs and interests of a wide spectrum of parties as they relate to the use of medical data from both a legal and privacy perspective is provided. The needs of the individual, the public (e.g., blood and tissue banks), private enterprises (e.g., industry and insurance carriers), and the government (e.g., FBI) are discussed. Finally, the practical and legal issues relating to the use of computers to carry, store and transmit this information are also examined. The abstracts are presented in the intended order of presentation as indicated in the agenda for the meeting.

  6. Management of hazardous medical waste in Croatia

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    Marinkovic, Natalija Vitale, Ksenija; Holcer, Natasa Janev; Dzakula, Aleksandar; Pavic, Tomo

    2008-07-01

    This article provides a review of hazardous medical waste production and its management in Croatia. Even though Croatian regulations define all steps in the waste management chain, implementation of those steps is one of the country's greatest issues. Improper practice is evident from the point of waste production to final disposal. The biggest producers of hazardous medical waste are hospitals that do not implement existing legislation, due to the lack of education and funds. Information on quantities, type and flow of medical waste are inadequate, as is sanitary control. We propose an integrated approach to medical waste management based on a hierarchical structure from the point of generation to its disposal. Priority is given to the reduction of the amounts and potential for harm. Where this is not possible, management includes reduction by sorting and separating, pretreatment on site, safe transportation, final treatment and sanitary disposal. Preferred methods should be the least harmful for human health and the environment. Integrated medical waste management could greatly reduce quantities and consequently financial strains. Landfilling is the predominant route of disposal in Croatia, although the authors believe that incineration is the most appropriate method. In a country such as Croatia, a number of small incinerators would be the most economical solution.

  7. Asynchronous Remote Medical Consultation for Ghana

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    Luk, Rowena; Aoki, Paul M

    2008-01-01

    Computer-mediated communication systems can be used to bridge the gap between doctors in underserved regions with local shortages of medical expertise and medical specialists worldwide. To this end, we describe the design of a prototype remote consultation system intended to provide the social, institutional and infrastructural context for sustained, self-organizing growth of a globally-distributed Ghanaian medical community. The design is grounded in an iterative design process that included two rounds of extended design fieldwork throughout Ghana and draws on three key design principles (social networks as a framework on which to build incentives within a self-organizing network; optional and incremental integration with existing referral mechanisms; and a weakly-connected, distributed architecture that allows for a highly interactive, responsive system despite failures in connectivity). We discuss initial experiences from an ongoing trial deployment in southern Ghana.

  8. Juggling Work and Motherhood: The Impact of Employment and Maternity Leave on Breastfeading Duration: A Survival Analysis on Growing Up in Scotland Data 

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    Skafida, Valeria

    Abstract In 2005, Scotland became the first nation to make breastfeeding in public a legal right, but current breastfeeding targets and maternity leave allowance do not acknowledge the conflicting demands women face when ...

  9. Quality improvement, quality measurement and medical education: a brewing culture clash?

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    Margolius, D; Ranji, SR

    2015-01-01

    and medical education: a brewing culture clash? Davidand medical education: a brewing culture clash? David

  10. Privacy Challenges for Wireless Medical Devices

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    Lagesse, Brent J [ORNL] [ORNL

    2010-01-01

    Implantable medical devices are becoming more pervasive as new technologies increase their reliability and safety. Furthermore, these devices are becoming increasingly reliant on wireless communication for interaction with the device. Such technologies have the potential to leak information that could be utilized by an attacker to threaten the lives of patients. Privacy of patient information is essential; however, this information is not the only privacy issue that must be considered. In this paper, we discuss why information privacy is insufficient for protecting patients from some attacks and how information regarding the presence of individual devices can leak vulnerabilities. Furthermore, we examine existing privacy enhancing algorithms and discuss their applicability to implantable medical devices.

  11. HISTORY of the UMH Medical Library The medical library of Cedars Medical Center was initially housed in a remove and relatively

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    Shyu, Mei-Ling

    . The National Library of Medicine consolidated its electronic services into PubMed, thus making use of its. At undocumented intervals, the library became an institutional member of the following organizations: NationalHISTORY of the UMH Medical Library 1 The medical library of Cedars Medical Center was initially

  12. Wake Forest University Medical Waste Management Plan

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    Cook, Greg

    Wake Forest University Medical Waste Management Plan June 15, 2009 Rev.1 1 Biohazard Waste without a permit from the Solid Waste Section. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulate Bloodborne Pathogens and Exposure Control Plans. Under state regulations a solid waste generator

  13. Blue Cross Blue Shield Major Medical Program

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield Major Medical Program Carnegie-Mellon University Group 50387-02 Effective January 1, 2010 Printed August, 2010 Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. #12;#12;Language Assistance Services Available for Multiple

  14. Family & Medical Leave A Guide for Supervisors

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    Saffman, Mark

    be covered under FMLA/WFMLA for an employee, consult your Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) immediately. Your DDR is a trained professional appointed to manage FMLA and medical leave in your division the DDR or other representative to discuss this. I'll also notify the DDR that they should hear from you

  15. Melanie I. Stefan Harvard Medical School

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    Stefan, Melanie

    Melanie I. Stefan Harvard Medical School Gordon Hall Room 316 25 Shattuck St Boston, MA 02115, USA B melanie_stefan@hms.harvard.edu http://www.melaniestefan.net Research experience since Jul 2013. Keys, M. I. Stefan, C. S. Gillespie, P. Poulain, K. Shameer, R. Sugar, B. M. Invergo, L. J. Jensen, J

  16. MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN Public Safety

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    student from entering clerkship. At any time during an investigation, lockers are subject to searchMEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN Public Safety Student Locker Assignment Record The following terms without prior notice. Your signature below indicates you have read and understand the terms and conditions

  17. Resolutions and Regulations V. MEDICAL SCIENCE REGULATIONS

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    Brierley, Andrew

    of the Certificate of Due Performance, though it may be extended with the consent of the Head of School and the Dean of Due Performance in a Medical Science class may be permitted with the approval of the Head of School(s in (a) or (b). B. Certificate of Due Performance 2. There will be a Certificate of Due Performance

  18. National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

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    Rau, Don C.

    National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium: Advancing Research to Improve The Lives: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) #12;To our friends and colleagues in celebration of the 20th

  19. Providing medical care within underserved communities has

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    Almor, Amit

    Providing medical care within underserved communities has always been my dream. The Florence campus the health of the citizens of South Carolina. The Community Florence, SC is conveniently located as a primary care physician with an emphasis on rural populations. Professional Leadership Tract Living

  20. User Experience in Medical Search Engines

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    User Experience in Medical Search Engines Róbert Andri Kristjánsson Kongens Lyngby 2014 IMM.imm.dtu.dk IMM-MSc-2014-???? #12;Summary (English) FindZebra.com is a specialized search engine for rare diseases that has been de- veloped to as an improvement to standard search engines. FindZebra.com has been shown

  1. Columbia University Medical Center Environmental Health & Safety

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    Jia, Songtao

    of radioactive materials. §175.104 Waste disposal. §175.105 Transportation of radioactive materials. Microwave of radiation equipment. #12;Radioactive Materials §175.101 General requirements for radioactive materials licenses. §175.102 Requirements for specific types of radioactive materials licenses. §175.103 Medical use

  2. EBIS, an option for medical synchrotrons

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    Prelec, K.

    1993-12-31

    Light ion beams have been used for cancer therapy for about twenty years; several dedicated facilities are presently either planned or under construction. In addition, several synchrotrons designed for other purposes are now considered for medical applications as well. A medical synchrotron needs a preaccelerator to produce and inject a range of different light ions, preferably fully stripped, into the ring. The size, cost and complexity of the preaccelerator depend on the performance of its first element, the ion source, and these features will be optimized if the source itself produces fully stripped ions. An EBIS (Electron Beam Ion Source) is capable of producing fully stripped light ions up to argon with intensities sufficient for medical applications. As it has been pointed out in the past, this source option may require just one stage of preacceleration, an RFQ linac, thus making it very simple and compact. The AGS Department has a separate project already under way to develop a very high intensity EBIS for our nuclear physics program. It is, however, our plan first to construct and test an intermediate size device and then to proceed to the design of the final, full scale device. Parameters of that intermediate model are close to those that would be needed for a medical synchrotron. This paper describes the BNL program and considers parameters of EBIS devices for possible use in synchrotron facilities serving as sources of high energy light ions for cancer therapy.

  3. Contractor Employee Pension and Medical Benefits Policy

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    2006-06-19

    To ensure that reimbursement of costs incurred by Department of Energy (DOE) contractors' pension and medical benefits are reasonable in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and contract requirements and reflect prudent business practices. This directive has been suspended as of June 19, 2006, for 1 year. For more information, see DOE N 251.66.

  4. Medical research: assessing the benefits to society

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    .5 Surveys and consultations 21 2.6 Discussion and conclusions 21 3 Economic approaches to evaluation 23 3.2.2 The use of economic evaluation by industry 24 3.3 Benefits to the economy from a healthy work force 24 3May 2006 Medical research: assessing the benefits to society A report by the UK Evaluation Forum

  5. HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH STRATEGIC REVIEW

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    Balasuriya, Sanjeeva

    HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH STRATEGIC REVIEW ISSUES PAPER 29 OCTOBER 2012 #12;#12;CONTENTS The Vice with the Health System, Including Allied Health And Primary Health Care 17 Theme Three: Scale, Scope engagement with the health system including Allied Health and Primary Health Care 28 Scale, scope

  6. Architecture & Facilities Management University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

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    Bushman, Frederic

    DRAFT Architecture & Facilities Management University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Policy (q) l (r) e (s) d (t) #12;DRAFT Architecture & Facilities Management University of Pennsylvania) l (nn) e (oo) n #12;DRAFT Architecture & Facilities Management University of Pennsylvania Medical

  7. Standardized Patients to Teaching Medical Students about Intimate Partner Violence

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    Heron, Sheryl L; Ander, Douglas S; Houry, Debra; Hassani, Dahlia M; Quest, Tammie

    2010-01-01

    We assessed a cohort of fourth year medical students’to teach IPV skills to fourth year students rotating in themodule using SPs for fourth year medical students during

  8. A medication extraction framework for electronic health records

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    Bodnari, Andreea

    2012-01-01

    This thesis addresses the problem of concept and relation extraction in medical documents. We present a medical concept and relation extraction system (medNERR) that incorporates hand-built rules and constrained conditional ...

  9. Medical Device Integration Copyright 2010 The University of Vermont

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Case Study Medical Device Integration Copyright© 2010 The University of Vermont Physiologic Monitor Vermont Healthcare Facility This facility consists of nearly 500 licensed beds and 13,000 medical devices

  10. Strategic inventory management of externally sourced medical devices

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    Hillstrom, Nichole L. (Nichole Leigh)

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to determine inventory strategies for externally sourced medical devices. In the medical device industry, the desire for high levels of customer service often results in less than optimal ...

  11. Jackson Park Hospital Green Building Medical Center

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    William Dorsey; Nelson Vasquez

    2010-03-31

    Jackson Park Hospital completed the construction of a new Medical Office Building on its campus this spring. The new building construction has adopted the City of Chicago's recent focus on protecting the environment, and conserving energy and resources, with the introduction of green building codes. Located in a poor, inner city neighborhood on the South side of Chicago, Jackson Park Hospital has chosen green building strategies to help make the area a better place to live and work. The new green building houses the hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program and Specialty Medical Offices. The residency program has been vital in attracting new, young physicians to this medically underserved area. The new outpatient center will also help to allure needed medical providers to the community. The facility also has areas designated to women's health and community education. The Community Education Conference Room will provide learning opportunities to area residents. Emphasis will be placed on conserving resources and protecting our environment, as well as providing information on healthcare access and preventive medicine. The new Medical Office Building was constructed with numerous energy saving features. The exterior cladding of the building is an innovative, locally-manufactured precast concrete panel system with integral insulation that achieves an R-value in excess of building code requirements. The roof is a 'green roof' covered by native plantings, lessening the impact solar heat gain on the building, and reducing air conditioning requirements. The windows are low-E, tinted, and insulated to reduce cooling requirements in summer and heating requirements in winter. The main entrance has an air lock to prevent unconditioned air from entering the building and impacting interior air temperatures. Since much of the traffic in and out of the office building comes from the adjacent Jackson Park Hospital, a pedestrian bridge connects the two buildings, further decreasing the amount of unconditioned air that enters the office building. The HVAC system has an Energy Efficiency Rating 29% greater than required. No CFC based refrigerants were used in the HVAC system, thus reducing the emission of compounds that contribute to ozone depletion and global warming. In addition, interior light fixtures employ the latest energy-efficient lamp and ballast technology. Interior lighting throughout the building is operated by sensors that will automatically turn off lights inside a room when the room is unoccupied. The electrical traction elevators use less energy than typical elevators, and they are made of 95% recycled material. Further, locally manufactured products were used throughout, minimizing the amount of energy required to construct this building. The primary objective was to construct a 30,000 square foot medical office building on the Jackson Park Hospital campus that would comply with newly adopted City of Chicago green building codes focusing on protecting the environment and conserving energy and resources. The energy saving systems demonstrate a state of the-art whole-building approach to energy efficient design and construction. The energy efficiency and green aspects of the building contribute to the community by emphasizing the environmental and economic benefits of conserving resources. The building highlights the integration of Chicago's new green building codes into a poor, inner city neighborhood project and it is designed to attract medical providers and physicians to a medically underserved area.

  12. Medical Sciences Division report for 1993

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    Not Available

    1993-12-31

    This year`s Medical Sciences Division (MSD) Report is organized to show how programs in our division contribute to the core competencies of Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). ORISE`s core competencies in education and training, environmental and safety evaluation and analysis, occupational and environmental health, and enabling research support the overall mission of the US Department of Energy (DOE).

  13. Jackson Park Hospital Green Building Medical Center

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    William Dorsey; Nelson Vasquez

    2010-03-01

    Jackson Park Hospital completed the construction of a new Medical Office Building on its campus this spring. The new building construction has adopted the City of Chicago�s recent focus on protecting the environment, and conserving energy and resources, with the introduction of green building codes. Located in a poor, inner city neighborhood on the South side of Chicago, Jackson Park Hospital has chosen green building strategies to help make the area a better place to live and work.

  14. Need for Injury Prevention Education In Medical School Curriculum

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    Yoshii, Isaac; Sayegh, Rockan; Lotfipour, Shahram; Vaca, Federico E.

    2010-01-01

    control and prevention curriculums in undergraduate medicalin Medical School Curriculum Isaac Yoshii, MD* Rockaneducation into existing curriculum. Key resources are

  15. Coordinating Pediatric Medical Care during an Influenza Pandemic - Hospital Workbook

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    HCTT CHE

    2010-01-01

    This workbook is intended to assist hospitals with coordinating medical care for pediatric influenza-like illness across their community.

  16. 2015 Market Research Report on Global Medical Grade Dioctyl Industry...

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    2015 Market Research Report on Global Medical Grade Dioctyl Industry Home There are currently no posts in this category. Syndicate...

  17. Shoreland, Inc. All rights reserved. International Travel Medical Questionnaire

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    Tullos, Desiree

    sclerosis? yellow fever Medications Yes No Problem* Are you taking or will you be taking: quinine, quinidine

  18. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Vol. 29, No. 6, June 1988 Copyright Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

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    Johnson, Mark

    , calf eyes. Eyes were immersed under silicone oil that had a density greater than water and medium meshwork and out the cut ends of the aqueous veins was trapped by the silicone oil and harvested the outflow From the *Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical

  19. Medical Multimedia and Multimodality Databases Systems Peter L. Stanchev

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    Stanchev, Peter

    and software have resulted in a shift from paper-based medical record to electronic medical record systems tomography (PET), ultrasound, electrical source (ESI), electrical impedance tomography (EIT). Medical systems, interpretation, management and communication of multimodality images, expandable and open system architecture

  20. 0 | P a g e Economic Impact of Medical

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    for Consideration 7 Economic Impact Evaluation of Medical School Models 8 Facility Considerations 10 Key Findings 110 | P a g e Economic Impact of Medical Education Expansion in Nevada EconomicImpact Assessment Table of Contents Page Introduction 2 Evaluation of Market Needs 3 Medical School Models

  1. 041 (a) 1-WH 06/2012 MEDICAL HISTORY--WOMEN'S HEALTH Page 1 of 1 MEDICAL HISTORY WOMEN'S HEALTH

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    Maroncelli, Mark

    041 (a) 1-WH 06/2012 MEDICAL HISTORY--WOMEN'S HEALTH Page 1 of 1 MEDICAL HISTORY ­ WOMEN'S HEALTH: _______________________ DOB: / / Mo. Day Year Please complete for your first Women's Health visit at University Health

  2. Creating, curating, and sharing online faculty development resources: The medical education in cases series experience

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    Chan, TM; Thoma, B; Thoma, B; Lin, M

    2015-01-01

    endowed chair of medical education, Department of Emergencya fictionalized medical education dilemma and the questions1 Prober CG, Khan S. Medical education reimagined: A call to

  3. Quality improvement, quality measurement and medical education: A brewing culture clash?

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    Margolius, D; Ranji, SR

    2015-01-01

    measurement and medical education: a brewing culture clash?measurement and medical education: a brewing culture clash?itional values of medical education. The first viewpoint 1

  4. Maternal exposure to cadmium during gestation perturbs the vascular system of the adult rat offspring

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    Ronco, Ana Maria, E-mail: amronco@inta.cl [Laboratory of Nutrition and Metabolic Regulation, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Casilla 138-11, Santiago (Chile); Montenegro, Marcela; Castillo, Paula; Urrutia, Manuel [Laboratory of Nutrition and Metabolic Regulation, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Casilla 138-11, Santiago (Chile); Saez, Daniel [Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Chile, Casilla 138-11, Santiago (Chile); Hirsch, Sandra [Laboratory of Nutrition and Metabolic Regulation, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Casilla 138-11, Santiago (Chile); Zepeda, Ramiro [Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Casilla 138-11, Santiago (Chile); Llanos, Miguel N. [Laboratory of Nutrition and Metabolic Regulation, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Casilla 138-11, Santiago (Chile)

    2011-03-01

    Several cardiovascular diseases (CVD) observed in adulthood have been associated with environmental influences during fetal growth. Here, we show that maternal exposure to cadmium, a ubiquitously distributed heavy metal and main component of cigarette smoke is able to induce cardiovascular morpho-functional changes in the offspring at adult age. Heart morphology and vascular reactivity were evaluated in the adult offspring of rats exposed to 30 ppm of cadmium during pregnancy. Echocardiographic examination shows altered heart morphology characterized by a concentric left ventricular hypertrophy. Also, we observed a reduced endothelium-dependent reactivity in isolated aortic rings of adult offspring, while endothelium-independent reactivity remained unaltered. These effects were associated with an increase of hem-oxygenase 1 (HO-1) expression in the aortas of adult offspring. The expression of HO-1 was higher in females than males, a finding likely related to the sex-dependent expression of the vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), which was lower in the adult female. All these long-term consequences were observed along with normal birth weights and absence of detectable levels of cadmium in fetal and adult tissues of the offspring. In placental tissues however, cadmium levels were detected and correlated with increased NF-{kappa}B expression - a transcription factor sensitive to inflammation and oxidative stress - suggesting a placentary mechanism that affect genes related to the development of the cardiovascular system. Our results provide, for the first time, direct experimental evidence supporting that exposure to cadmium during pregnancy reprograms cardiovascular development of the offspring which in turn may conduce to a long term increased risk of CVD.

  5. The effect of a prolonged magnesium restriction on the humoral immune response in maternal rats and their offspring 

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    Cohill, Diane T

    1987-01-01

    TIIE EFFECT 0F A PR0L0NGED MAGNESIUM RESTRI CTI0N ON THE HUMORAL IMMUNE RESPONSE IN HATERHAL RATS AHD THEIR OFFSPRING A Thesis by DIANE T. COHILL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in Partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SC IENCE May 1987 Major Subject: Nutrition THE EFFECT OF A PROLONGED MAGNESIUM RESTRICTION ON THE HUMORAL IMMUNE RESPONSE IN MATERNAL RATS AND THEIR OFFSPRING A Thesis by DIANE T. COHILL Approved as to sty le...

  6. Medical Radioisotope Data Survey: 2002 Preliminary Results

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    Siciliano, Edward R.

    2004-06-23

    A limited, but accurate amount of detailed information about the radioactive isotopes used in the U.S. for medical procedures was collected from a local hospital and from a recent report on the U.S. Radiopharmaceutical Markets. These data included the total number of procedures, the specific types of procedures, the specific radioisotopes used in these procedures, and the dosage administered per procedure. The information from these sources was compiled, assessed, pruned, and then merged into a single, comprehensive and consistent set of results presented in this report. (PIET-43471-TM-197)

  7. Medical Discoveries Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource HistoryScenariosMarysville MtMedical Area Total Egy Plt Inc Jump to:

  8. ORISE: The Medical Aspects of Radiation Incidents

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesseworkSURVEY UNIVERSEHow ORISE is MakingScienceOak Ridge InstituteThe Medical

  9. ORISE: Worker Health Studies - Medical Data Management

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesseworkSURVEY UNIVERSEHow ORISE isParis CornwellDuringWorkerMedical Data

  10. Chief Medical Officer | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels DataEnergy Webinar:I DueBETOoffor use with DOE Loan0:8:Chief Medical Officer

  11. The case for use of entrustable professional activities in undergraduate medical education

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    Chen, HC; Van Den Broek, WES; Ten Cate, O; Ten Cate, O

    2015-01-01

    Competency-based medical education: Theory to practice. Med542-547. 6. Brooks MA. Medical education and the tyranny ofCompetency-based medical education in postgraduate medical

  12. Job Title Refugee Medical Care Coordinator Employer/ Agency YMCA International Services

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    Job Title Refugee Medical Care Coordinator Employer/ Agency YMCA International Services Job. Developing relationships and medical care protocols with medical institutions in Houston to support refugee to help those working in medical institutions better understand refugees. Connecting clients

  13. Neonatal neurocritical care service is associated with decreased administration of seizure medication

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    2015-01-01

    Prophylactic phenobarbital administration after resolutionWith Decreased Administration of Seizure Medication Journalmissing Medication Administration Records; or (3) enrolled

  14. Written Medication Consent Form This is a double-sided form

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    ) for medication to be administered 10 days or less OR for non-prescription topical medication including sunscreen

  15. Sandia National Laboratories Medical Isotope Reactor concept.

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    Coats, Richard Lee; Dahl, James J.; Parma, Edward J., Jr.

    2010-04-01

    This report describes the Sandia National Laboratories Medical Isotope Reactor and hot cell facility concepts. The reactor proposed is designed to be capable of producing 100% of the U.S. demand for the medical isotope {sup 99}Mo. The concept is novel in that the fuel for the reactor and the targets for the {sup 99}Mo production are the same. There is no driver core required. The fuel pins that are in the reactor core are processed on a 7 to 21 day irradiation cycle. The fuel is low enriched uranium oxide enriched to less than 20% {sup 235}U. The fuel pins are approximately 1 cm in diameter and 30 to 40 cm in height, clad with Zircaloy (zirconium alloy). Approximately 90 to 150 fuel pins are arranged in the core in a water pool {approx}30 ft deep. The reactor power level is 1 to 2 MW. The reactor concept is a simple design that is passively safe and maintains negative reactivity coefficients. The total radionuclide inventory in the reactor core is minimized since the fuel/target pins are removed and processed after 7 to 21 days. The fuel fabrication, reactor design and operation, and {sup 99}Mo production processing use well-developed technologies that minimize the technological and licensing risks. There are no impediments that prevent this type of reactor, along with its collocated hot cell facility, from being designed, fabricated, and licensed today.

  16. Multi-channel medical imaging system

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    Frangioni, John V

    2013-12-31

    A medical imaging system provides simultaneous rendering of visible light and fluorescent images. The system may employ dyes in a small-molecule form that remain in the subject's blood stream for several minutes, allowing real-time imaging of the subject's circulatory system superimposed upon a conventional, visible light image of the subject. The system may provide an excitation light source to excite the fluorescent substance and a visible light source for general illumination within the same optical guide used to capture images. The system may be configured for use in open surgical procedures by providing an operating area that is closed to ambient light. The systems described herein provide two or more diagnostic imaging channels for capture of multiple, concurrent diagnostic images and may be used where a visible light image may be usefully supplemented by two or more images that are independently marked for functional interest.

  17. Molecule Nanoweaver Creates High-Tech Medical Patches and Multilayered...

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    Molecule Nanoweaver Creates High-Tech Medical Patches and Multilayered Capsules Technology available for licensing: Molecule Nanoweaver, a unique tool that can be used as both a...

  18. TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training- Medical Training

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The TEC Training and Medical Training Issues Topic Group was formed to address the training issues for emergency responders in the event of a radioactive material transportation incident.

  19. Nanotechnology Medical Applications Breakthroughs in nanotechnology promise to revolutionize drug

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    Nanotechnology Medical Applications Breakthroughs in nanotechnology promise to revolutionize drug's Nanotechnology Center are creating novel tools and developing new methods for crucial research areas of drug

  20. Microfluidic Facility, Harvard Medical School UVO-42 Operation Manual

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    Zhang, Yi

    Microfluidic Facility, Harvard Medical School UVO-42 Operation Manual 1. Load the substrate then be opened the tray removed, and the parts unloaded. Calixto Saenz, Microfluidic Facility

  1. Student Medical Certificate Faculty of Science Department of Economics

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    academic consideration for medical reasons. My personal information is being collected under the authority integrity purposes, and the provision of services to students. For questions in connection

  2. Radioisotopes for Medical Diagnostics and Cancer Therapy at BNL...

    Office of Science (SC) Website

    Radioisotopes for Medical Diagnostics and Cancer Therapy at BNL Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Applications of Nuclear...

  3. Development of Multifunctional Electrode Arrays for Medical Diagnostic...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Development of Multifunctional Electrode Arrays for Medical Diagnostics and Environmental Monitoring. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Development of Multifunctional...

  4. Evolution of sex-biased maternal effects in birds: II. Contrasting sex-specific oocyte clustering in native and recently established

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    Badyaev, Alex

    Evolution of sex-biased maternal effects in birds: II. Contrasting sex-specific oocyte clustering). In particular, sex differences in growth costs or requirements in viviparous species set the stage for the evolution of sex-biased parental strategies and sibling competition (Drummond et al., 1991; Lessells, 2002

  5. Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery, Risk Management, and Optimization, to appear with associated increased volumes of waste. Indeed, according to Kramer (2011), the South African Nuclear EnergySecuring the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery

  6. Verification of Medical Guidelines Using Background Knowledge in Task Networks

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    Groot, Perry

    and to formalize criteria for good medical practice that a guideline should comply with. This framework are mainly concerned with checking the general quality criteria of good medical practice that a guideline on sound scientific evidence, which has been called evidence-based medicine [1], [2]. In practice, this has

  7. Department of Health consultation: `Legislation to encourage medical innovation'

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    1 Department of Health consultation: `Legislation to encourage medical innovation' Response from · We support the broad aim of the Bill in ensuring that patients have access to innovative, safe are currently being deterred from medical innovation due to fear of litigation, which is the main premise

  8. MONTANA'S MEDICAL SCHOOL: THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    MONTANA'S MEDICAL SCHOOL: THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE MONTANA WWAMI PROGRAM EXECUTIVE REPORT February 14, 2011 The Economic Impact of the Montana's Medical School Tripp Um bac h · www Impacts of Biomedical Research 12 Projected Impact of Montana WWAMI Program Expansion 12 Meeting

  9. Robust Centerline Extraction from Tubular Structures in Medical Images

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    Subramanian, Kalpathi R.

    the power and usefulness of our model by testing it on a set of synthetically generated volumes, as well tested this approach on medical imaging datasets from blood vessel geometry in the brain, and a CT in medical images, such as lung, bronchia, blood vessels, and colon. Given the noise and other imaging

  10. Medical and Biohazardous Waste Generator's Guide (Revision2)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Waste Management Group

    2006-11-29

    These guidelines describe procedures to comply with all Federal and State laws and regulations and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) policy applicable to State-regulated medical and unregulated, but biohazardous, waste (medical/biohazardous waste). These guidelines apply to all LBNL personnel who: (1) generate and/or store medical/biohazardous waste, (2) supervise personnel who generate medical/biohazardous waste, or (3) manage a medical/biohazardous waste pickup location. Personnel generating biohazardous waste at the Joint Genome Institute/Production Genomics Facility (JGI/PGF) are referred to the guidelines contained in Section 9. Section 9 is the only part of these guidelines that apply to JGI/PGF. Medical/biohazardous waste referred to in this Web site includes biohazardous, sharps, pathological and liquid waste. Procedures for proper storage and disposal are summarized in the Solid Medical/Biohazardous Waste Disposal Procedures Chart. Contact the Waste Management Group at 486-7663 if you have any questions regarding medical/biohazardous waste management.

  11. Medical Imaging: ECE-4BF3 Winter 2012

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    Haykin, Simon

    and formation; post-processing for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy; comparisons to other medical with medical imaging technologies- both from a physics and engineering perspective through to a practical.). However, comparative applications with other imaging modalities (e.g. PET, SPECT, ultrasound, mammography

  12. DEGREE PLAN BACHLEOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOENGINEERING (MEDICAL IMAGING EMPHASIS)

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    Huang, Haiying

    DEGREE PLAN BACHLEOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOENGINEERING (MEDICAL IMAGING EMPHASIS) The University BE 1225 (Intro to Bioengineering) 2 CHEM 1442 (Chemistry ll) 4 BE 3320 (Measurement Lab) 3 CHEM 2321: MAJOR: BIOENGINEERING (Medical Imaging) ENGLISH HISTORY POLITICAL SCIENCE MATHEMATICS Approved by

  13. We are looking for Medical Scribe candidates who are looking to gain valuable experience by working closely with physicians as a Medical Scribe for Essia Health. Our Medical Scribes assist directly with a

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    each year. Essia Health is looking to hire and train Medical Scribes to work in Bel Air and Havre deWe are looking for Medical Scribe candidates who are looking to gain valuable experience by working closely with physicians as a Medical Scribe for Essia Health. Our Medical Scribes assist directly

  14. EA-1929: NorthStar Medical Technologies LLC, Commercial Domestic Production of the Medical Isotope Molybdenum-99

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to use federal funds to support and accelerate Northstar Medical Radioisotopes' project to develop domestic, commercial production capability for the medical isotope Molybdenum-99 without the use of highly enriched uranium.

  15. Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms Page 1 of 4 Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms Page 1 of 4 Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical health care services. This may be called "eligible expense," "payment allowance" or "negotiated rate Billing.) Appeal A request for your health insurer or plan to review a decision or a grievance again

  16. A descriptive analysis of updated information and an evaluation of the effects of non-response in a case-control study of breast cancer and maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein 

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    Glendening, Elizabeth Noelle'

    1997-01-01

    The participants or their proxies of a case-control study of the relationship between maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and breast cancer (target population) were invited to complete a mail questionnaire to gather updated information about...

  17. Energy management techniques for ultra-small bio-medical implants

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    Sanchez, William R

    2012-01-01

    Trends in the medical industry have created a growing demand for implantable medical devices. In particular, the need to provide medical professionals a means to continuously monitor bio-markers over long time scales with ...

  18. Estimating Marginal Returns to Medical Care: Evidence from At-Risk Newborns

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    Almond, Douglas

    A key policy question is whether the benefits of additional medical expenditures exceed their costs. We propose a new approach for estimating marginal returns to medical spending based on variation in medical inputs generated ...

  19. Ultrafest: A Novel Approach to Ultrasound in Medical Education Leads to Improvement in Written and Clinical Examinations

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    Connolly, Kiah; Beier, Lancelot; Langdorf, Mark I.; Anderson, Craig L.; Fox, John C.

    2015-01-01

    integrated medical education. Med Educ. ultrasound toin undergraduate medical education - time to based medicalstudents. BMC Medical Education 2012;12:9. retention and the

  20. Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Har-vard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Harvard

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    Knipe, David M.

    Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Har- vard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2014 Harvard Medi- cal

  1. Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Har-vard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Harvard

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Knipe, David M.

    Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Har- vard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2012 Harvard Medi- cal

  2. Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Har-vard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Harvard

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Knipe, David M.

    Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Har- vard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Harvard Medical School M.D.-Ph.D. Class of 2013 Harvard Medi- cal

  3. Oxygen generator for medical applications (USIC)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Staiger, C. L.

    2012-03-01

    The overall Project objective is to develop a portable, non-cryogenic oxygen generator capable of supplying medical grade oxygen at sufficient flow rates to allow the field application of the Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (THOT{reg_sign}) developed by Numotech, Inc. This project was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Global Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention (GIPP) and is managed by collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Numotech, Inc, and LLC SPE 'Spektr-Conversion.' The project had two phases, with the objective of Phase I being to develop, build and test a laboratory prototype of the membrane-pressure swing adsorber (PSA) system producing at 15 L/min of oxygen with a minimum of 98% oxygen purity. Phase II objectives were to further refine and identify the pre-requisites needed for a commercial product and to determine the feasibility of producing 15 L/min of oxygen with a minimum oxygen purity of 99%. In Phase I, Spektr built up the necessary infrastructure to perform experimental work and proceeded to build and demonstrate a membrane-PSA laboratory prototype capable of producing 98% purity oxygen at a flow rate of 5 L/min. Spektr offered a plausible path to scale up the process for 15 L/min. Based on the success and experimental results obtained in Phase I, Spektr performed work in three areas for Phase II: construction of a 15 L/min PSA; investigation of compressor requirements for the front end of the membrane/PSA system; and performing modeling and simulation of assess the feasibility of producing oxygen with a purity greater than 99%. Spektr successfully completed all of the tasks under Phase II. A prototype 15 L/min PSA was constructed and operated. Spektr determined that no 'off the shelf' air compressors met all of the specifications required for the membrane-PSA, so a custom compressor will likely need to be built. Modeling and simulation concluded that production of oxygen with purities greater than 99% was possible using a Membrane-PSA system.

  4. Computer-aided decision making for Medical Device Reporting 

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    Chen, Jih-Horn

    1987-01-01

    , and answer the questions'- "What to do, How, and When?" MDRSOFT, a computer-aided decision making aid for medical de ricr reporting, attempts to capture dynamic problem- solving knowledge through modeling man processed decision making in the domain...

  5. Energy Conservation Lessons Hit Home For Medical Student

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    University of Missouri medical student and new homeowner Venessa A. Lee is scrutinizing energy use more closely after spending the summer as an intern conducting energy audits on public buildings.

  6. MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY Repellency of Selected Chemicals Against the Bed Bug

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    Wang, Changlu

    MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY Repellency of Selected Chemicals Against the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae and bed bug bites. KEY WORDS bed bug, repellent, DEET, natural product, essential oil Since the late 1990s

  7. Drugs CSA Schedules Medical Uses Physical Usual Method Possible Effects

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Drugs CSA Schedules Medical Uses Physical Psycho- logical Toleranc e Duration (Hours) Usual Method Hashish and Hashish Oil Substance I Hash, Hash oil None Unknown Moderate Yes 2-4 Smoked, oral Anabolic

  8. Predicting Couple Therapy Dropouts in Veteran Administration Medical Centers 

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    Hsueh, Annie

    2012-10-19

    The present study examined predictors of couple therapy dropout in the VA medical centers using six different dropout criteria. The most accurate dropout definitions included using a statistical modeling procedure to determine whether the client...

  9. Transmission Line Matrix (TLM) modelling of medical ultrasound 

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    Ahmadian, Mansour

    This thesis introduces TLM as a new method for modelling medical ultrasound wave propagation. Basic TLM theory is presented and how TLM is related to Huygens principle is discussed. Two dimensional TLM modelling is ...

  10. Motion-compensation for complementary-coded medical ultrasonic imaging 

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    Cannon, Cormac

    2010-01-01

    Ultrasound is a well-established tool for medical imaging. It is non-invasive and relatively inexpensive, but the severe attenuation caused by propagation through tissue limits its effectiveness for deep imaging. In ...

  11. Bodies of information : reinventing bodies and practice in medical education

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    Prentice, Rachel

    2004-01-01

    This dissertation recounts the development of graphic models of human bodies and virtual reality simulators for teaching anatomy and surgery to medical students, residents, and physicians. It considers how researchers from ...

  12. Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

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    Weber, Rodney

    Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs The George W. Woodruff School #12 Year Enrollment - Fall Semester Undergraduate Graduate #12; Nuclear Power Industry Radiological Engineering Industry Graduate School DOE National Labs Nuclear Navy #12; 104 Operating Nuclear Power plants

  13. Governing the Chinese medical profession : a socio-legal analysis 

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    Ouyang, Wei

    2011-11-22

    As the first systematic and in-depth study in any language on the subject, this thesis makes original contributions by unravelling the relationship between Chinese healthcare state governance, health law and medical practitioners, and casting a...

  14. An Expectation States Approach to Examining Medical Team Information Exchange 

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    Manago, Bianca

    2013-07-30

    and prestige methodology to develop a coding scheme and live coding methodology that is attuned to the unique status organizing process in interprofessional medical teams. This paper begins with an explanation of the shortcomings in current research...

  15. Radiation dosimetry and medical physics calculations using MCNP 5 

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    Redd, Randall Alex

    2004-09-30

    Six radiation dosimetry and medical physics problems were analyzed using a beta version of MCNP 5 as part of an international intercomparison of radiation dosimetry computer codes, sponsored by the European Commission committee on the quality...

  16. Green manufacturing in the medical device industry : a case study

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    Gautreau, Leigh (Leigh Ann)

    2009-01-01

    Introduction: Med Dev (name changed to protect confidentiality), is a medical device start-up using tissue engineering and drug delivery techniques to help combat the negative effects associated with secondary injury. Med ...

  17. Environmental security planning : an application to the Longwood Medical Area

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    Garmaise, Miriam Gail

    1982-01-01

    The thesis is a study of the security problems due to street crime in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston. The first part of the thesis defines the theories and practices of environmental security .planning, the urban ...

  18. Mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry

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    Ohashi, Kevin Lee

    2007-01-01

    Mergers and acquisitions in the Medical Device Industry are the primary mode of exit for early stage companies. The focus of this thesis is to examine factors which influence the value of these M&A transactions from the ...

  19. ORISE: REAC/TS Medical Management of Radiation Incidents

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Medical Management of Radiation Incidents As part of its primary mission for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Radiation Emergency Assistance CenterTraining Site (REACTS)...

  20. Vanderbilt University Medical Center -Eye Wash Requirements Requirements

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    Wikswo, John

    Requirements OSHA Refers to the ANSI Standard ANSI is the American National Standards Institute. ANSI Z358 University Medical Center - Eye Wash Requirements General Information from ANSI Eyewash station ANSI 9 of 15 Vanderbi

  1. Characteristics of disruptive innovation within the medical device industry

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    Berlin, David B. (David Benjamin)

    2011-01-01

    Innovation within the medical device industry had led to tremendous advances in the provision of care for patients worldwide. Continued progress in the treatment of disease will require effective processes for managing and ...

  2. Advice for medical students interested in dermatology: Perspectives from fourth year students who matched

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    Alikhan, Ali; Sivamani, Raja K; Mutizwa, Misha M; Aldabagh, Bishr

    2009-01-01

    Perspectives from fourth year students who matched Aliperspectives from four fourth year medical students whoadvice and opinions of four fourth year medical students who

  3. Elevated blood glucose recommendation guidelines that produce positive maternal and perinatal outcomes at the University of Kansas Obstetrics Clinic

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    Plumberg, Erin M.

    2013-05-31

    in 59.5%, cesarean delivery in 40.4%, neonatal hypoglycemia in 2.7%. More women who managed GDM by diet had related complications at delivery than women who were treated with medications. Conclusion: KUMC OB produces patient outcomes that are expected...

  4. Medical Education Summer Bookshelf Academy members have written and edited a number of new medical education books and

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    Blackwell, Keith

    of box trainers, virtual reality, and simulation to teach medical students, residents, and physicians for every HMS Academy doc. Seeing Patients: Unconscious bias in Health Care was published in 2011 by Dr

  5. Impact of the Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct on medical device physician-industry collaboration

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    Wolf, Daniel W. (Daniel William)

    2010-01-01

    The Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct (PCOC) or 105 CMR 970.000 was enacted by the Massachusetts state legislature and adopted by the Department of Public Health (DPH) in July ...

  6. Advice for fourth year medical students beginning the dermatology residency application process: Perspectives from interns who matched

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    Alikhan, Ali; Sivamani, Raja K; Mutizwa, Misha M; Felsten, Lesley M

    2009-01-01

    Advice for fourth year medical students beginning theThis article is targeted to fourth year medical students

  7. Briefing on the Medical Innovation Bill House of Commons Second Reading 6 March 2015

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Briefing on the Medical Innovation Bill House of Commons Second Reading ­ 6 March 2015 Summary We that the Medical Innovation Bill will not achieve its aim of encouraging medical innovation, and could result. Background The Medical Innovation Bill is a Private Members Bill introduced by Lord Saatchi, which aims

  8. Portable, space-saving medical patient support system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bzorgi; Fariborz (Knoxville, TN)

    2011-02-01

    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.

  9. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: From Energy Applications to Advanced Medical Therapies

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Tijana Rajh

    2010-01-08

    Dr. Rajh will present a general talk on nanotechnology ? an overview of why nanotechnology is important and how it is useful in various fields. The specific focus will be on Solar energy conversion, environmental applications and advanced medical therapies. She has broad expertise in synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials that are used in nanotechnology including novel hybrid systems connecting semiconductors to biological molecules like DNA and antibodies. This technology could lead to new gene therapy procedures, cancer treatments and other medical applications. She will also discuss technologies made possible by organizing small semiconductor particles called quantum dots, materials that exhibit a rich variety of phenomena that are size and shape dependent. Development of these new materials that harnesses the unique properties of materials at the 1-100 nanometer scale resulted in the new field of nanotechnology that currently affects many applications in technological and medical fields.

  10. Medical and biohazardous waste generator`s guide: Revision 1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1994-09-01

    This Guide describes the procedures required to comply with all federal and state laws and regulations and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) policy applicable to medical and biohazardous waste. The members of the LBL Biological Safety Subcommittee participated in writing these policies and procedures. The procedures and policies in this Guide apply to LBL personnel who work with infectious agents or potentially infectious agents, publicly perceived infectious items or materials (e.g., medical gloves, culture dishes), and sharps (e.g., needles, syringes, razor blades). If medical or biohazardous waste is contaminated or mixed with a hazardous chemical or material, with a radioactive material, or with both, the waste will be handled in accordance with the applicable federal and State of California laws and regulations for hazardous, radioactive, or mixed waste.

  11. A Survey of the Beliefs Regarding International Emergency Medicine among Fourth-Year Medical Students Planning on Matching in Emergency Medicine

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    Schechter, Elissa M.; Forget, Nicholas; Richard, Allison; Mallon, William K.

    2008-01-01

    Emergency Medicine Among Fourth-Year Medical Studentsalso distributed to fourth-year medical students rotating

  12. Medical Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource HistoryScenariosMarysville MtMedical Area Total Egy Plt Inc Jump to:Medical Hot

  13. Program for Maintaining Occupational Radiation Exposure at Medical Institutions ALARA

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    Hammack, Richard

    Program for Maintaining Occupational Radiation Exposure at Medical Institutions ALARA ALARA Program as low as is reasonably achievable (ALARA). In accord with this commitment, we hereby describe, and instructions to foster the ALARA concept within our institution. The organization will include a Radiation

  14. POSTER: Duct tracking in 3D medical data Martin Petrcek

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    Pelikan, Josef

    POSTER: Duct tracking in 3D medical data Martin Petrícek Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles 2, 180 81 Praha 8 - Liben Czech Republic martin.horak@volny.cz ABSTRACT Implementing duct tracking interaction when selecting duct branches of interest or correcting possible mistakes in duct path segmentation

  15. Comparison of Global Features for Categorization of Medical Images

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    Deselaers, Thomas

    only or for all images, respectively. A maximum classification accuracy of 86% was obtained using of medical images means image classification into a predefined order scheme. For instance, the Sys- temized documentation. In modern picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), digital modalities are connected

  16. Model for a web based medical technology assessment system 

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    Prabhu, Gopal

    1999-01-01

    would be able to compare and contrast existing medical technology. A central web site will be designed which clinical engineers/biomedical technicians can access. This web site will be used to interact with the database. When queried it will return HTML...

  17. BETAVOLTAIC BATTERIES Long-Life Power for Defense & Medical Markets

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    BETAVOLTAIC BATTERIES Long-Life Power for Defense & Medical Markets NREL Industry Growth Forum Jonathan W. Greene, CEO November 2, 2009 #12;·! Patented Betavoltaics ­ tiny, long life batteries targeting electronic and isotope powered batteries MS - 14 yrs management and engineering ·!Expert in patent

  18. TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSION, ACADEMIC PROGRESSION AND GRADUATION

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    TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSION, ACADEMIC PROGRESSION AND GRADUATION LSU SCHOOL technical standards must be met by prospective candidates and students. A candidate for the M.D. degree must is offered to those who present the highest qualifications for the study and practice of medicine. Technical

  19. UML based risk analysis -Application to a medical J. Guiochet

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Guiochet, Jérémie

    UML based risk analysis - Application to a medical robot J. Guiochet GRIMM-ISYCOM/LESIA, University approach, based on the risk concept in order to guide designers along the safety analysis of such complex systems. Safety depends on risk management activity, which core is risk analysis. This one consists

  20. Detecting Deviations from Usual Medical Care James Mezger1

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    Hauskrecht, Milos

    administration models generated from the training data, 9 fell above the thresholds set for AUROC and HLS p-value a logistic regression model was constructed from the training set and applied to the test set to predict) and the p-value of the Hosmer-Lemeshow statistic (HLS) was computed for each medication model. Models

  1. The Illinois Medical District Commission developed and distributed

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    and technology environment. It is part of a City of Chicago Enterprise Zone. #12;13TH TAYLO ROOSEVELT WASHBURNE Develop medical/technology buildings Establish new open space Expand Rush complex Construct VA Bed Tower Zone includes buildings of medium height and larger mass. These buildings would accommodate production

  2. MedicalPhysicsWeb PHYSICS IN MEDICINE & BIOLOGY

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    MedicalPhysicsWeb PHYSICS IN MEDICINE & BIOLOGY Oct 11, 2010 D K Nagesha et al 2010 Phys. Med. Biol efficiency of IGRT can be further enhanced by biological in-situ dose painting (BIS-IGRT) of radiosensitizers for biological in-situ image-guided radio therapy (BIS-IGRT) Page 1 of 2Radiosensitizer-eluting nanocoatings

  3. BIOMECHANICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION WITHIN A MEDICAL SIMULATOR FRAMEWORK

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    Wolf, Christian

    BIOMECHANICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION WITHIN A MEDICAL SIMULATOR FRAMEWORK -- 18 months post the LIRIS Lab. (http://liris.cnrs.fr/~saara) is involved in the elaboration of an optimal biomechanical in the development of modules for bio-mechanical modeling and simulation, and their integrated within a framework (i

  4. A Network-based System Architecture for Remote Medical Applications

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    Jantsch, Axel

    mobile technology [1] [2] [10]. 3G communication network provides a broadband, packet-based transmissionA Network-based System Architecture for Remote Medical Applications Huimin She1, 2 1 Dept-21-5135-5286 zhoud@fudan.edu.cn ABSTRACT Nowadays, the evolution of wireless communication and network technologies

  5. Animations of Medical Training Scenarios in Immersive Virtual Environments

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    Cybernetics Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University Betty J. Mohler Max Planck Institute Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics ivelina.alexandrova@tuebingen.mpg.de Marcus Rall Tu of T¨ubingen Medical School Martin Breidt Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics Uwe Kloos

  6. Near-infrared spectroscopic tissue imaging for medical applications

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Demos; Stavros (Livermore, CA), Staggs; Michael C. (Tracy, CA)

    2006-03-21

    Near infrared imaging using elastic light scattering and tissue autofluorescence are explored for medical applications. The approach involves imaging using cross-polarized elastic light scattering and tissue autofluorescence in the Near Infra-Red (NIR) coupled with image processing and inter-image operations to differentiate human tissue components.

  7. Near-infrared spectroscopic tissue imaging for medical applications

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Demos, Stavros (Livermore, CA); Staggs, Michael C. (Tracy, CA)

    2006-12-12

    Near infrared imaging using elastic light scattering and tissue autofluorescence are explored for medical applications. The approach involves imaging using cross-polarized elastic light scattering and tissue autofluorescence in the Near Infra-Red (NIR) coupled with image processing and inter-image operations to differentiate human tissue components.

  8. Complex Medical Processes as Context for Embedded Systems

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    of the process into account. Consider, for example, the new generation of "smart" infusion pumps for intravenous administration of medications and fluids. Infusion pumps were in- troduced over 30 years ago as limited rate per hour to many liters per hour, and may have several channels infusing Department of Computer

  9. Application of Data Mining Techniques for Medical Image Classification

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    Zaiane, Osmar R.

    are necessary to assist the medical staff to achieve high efficiency and effectiveness. 1In the United States of cancer deaths in women today and it is the most common type of cancer in women. This paper presents some in cancer treatment and allows reaching a high survival rate. Mammography is considered the most reliable

  10. Medical waste management in Ibadan, Nigeria: Obstacles and prospects

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    Coker, Akinwale [Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria); School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB (United Kingdom)], E-mail: cokerwale@yahoo.com; Sangodoyin, Abimbola [Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria); Sridhar, Mynepalli [Division of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria); Booth, Colin; Olomolaiye, Paul; Hammond, Felix [School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB (United Kingdom)

    2009-02-15

    Quantification and characterization of medical waste generated in healthcare facilities (HCFs) in a developing African nation has been conducted to provide insights into existing waste collection and disposal approaches, so as to provide sustainable avenues for institutional policy improvement. The study, in Ibadan city, Nigeria, entailed a representative classification of nearly 400 healthcare facilities, from 11 local government areas (LGA) of Ibadan, into tertiary, secondary, primary, and diagnostic HCFs, of which, 52 HCFs were strategically selected. Primary data sources included field measurements, waste sampling and analysis and a questionnaire, while secondary information sources included public and private records from hospitals and government ministries. Results indicate secondary HCFs generate the greatest amounts of medical waste (mean of 10,238 kg/day per facility) followed by tertiary, primary and diagnostic HCFs, respectively. Characterised waste revealed that only {approx}3% was deemed infectious and highlights opportunities for composting, reuse and recycling. Furthermore, the management practices in most facilities expose patients, staff, waste handlers and the populace to unnecessary health risks. This study proffers recommendations to include (i) a need for sustained cooperation among all key actors (government, hospitals and waste managers) in implementing a safe and reliable medical waste management strategy, not only in legislation and policy formation but also particularly in its monitoring and enforcement and (ii) an obligation for each HCF to ensure a safe and hygienic system of medical waste handling, segregation, collection, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal, with minimal risk to handlers, public health and the environment.

  11. MEDICAL STUDENT Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    MEDICAL STUDENT HANDBOOK 2014-2015 Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Boca Raton, FL #12;#12;i..................................................................................................................................................1 MISSION STATEMENT OF THE CHARLES E. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ..........................2 GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE CHARLES E. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ..........................2 DEFINITIONS

  12. Biomedical Engineering Graduate Concentration Fall 2014 Medical Product Development

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    Eustice, Ryan

    Biomedical Engineering Graduate Concentration ­ Fall 2014 Medical Product Development Advisor: Jan AND DEVELOPMENT (both courses are required): BIOMEDE 599.002 Graduate BME Innovative Design Team (3) (I) BIOMEDE 599.004 Graduate BME Innovative Design Team (4) (II) GENERAL (both courses are required): BIOMEDE 500

  13. RUTGERS ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY

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    Garfunkel, Eric

    from experimental animals infected with HIV or HBV. (Bloodborne pathogens as they relate to the use of animal blood may also be covered by the policies of the University's research animal care facilities for University staff, students, faculty, and house staff. 1. Each RUTGERS Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

  14. Medical Imaging: Elec Eng -4BF3 Winter 2013

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    Haykin, Simon

    image acquisition and formation; post-processing for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy is designed to allow students to become familiar with medical imaging technologies- both from a physics modalities (e.g. PET, SPECT, ultrasound, mammography, CT, EEG, MEG) will be made where appropriate. Practical

  15. Information as published on the Norris Medical Library web page

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    Zhang, Li I.

    Information as published on the Norris Medical Library web page http://www.usc.edu/hsc/nml/lib-services/cos.html COMMUNITY OF SCIENCE @ USC USC's membership in Community of Science (COS) provides you with access to web - Search the most comprehensive source of funding information available on the web, with up-to-date records

  16. University of Maryland Medical System and School of Medicine

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    Weber, David J.

    · Accepting the Challenge to Provide Better Care, Better Quality, at Lower Costs · Leaders in Cardiovascular THROUGHcare High-Value DELIVERING discoveryAND Innovation #12;#12;1 2 A Shared Vision 4 Medical System Board of Directors 5 School of Medicine Board of Visitors 6 Delivering HIGH-VALUE HEALTH CARE Through INNOVATION

  17. Volumetric Meshes for RealTime Medical Simulations

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    Teschner, Matthias

    Volumetric Meshes for Real­Time Medical Simulations Matthias Mueller and Matthias Teschner Computer present an approach to generating volumetric meshes from closed triangulated surface meshes. The approach adapt the accuracy of the correspondence of the boundary of the volumetric mesh with the given surface

  18. The radiation oncology workforce: A focus on medical dosimetry

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    Robinson, Gregg F.; Mobile, Katherine; Yu, Yan

    2014-07-01

    The 2012 Radiation Oncology Workforce survey was conducted to assess the current state of the entire workforce, predict its future needs and concerns, and evaluate quality improvement and safety within the field. This article describes the dosimetrist segment results. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Workforce Subcommittee, in conjunction with other specialty societies, conducted an online survey targeting all segments of the radiation oncology treatment team. The data from the dosimetrist respondents are presented in this article. Of the 2573 dosimetrists who were surveyed, 890 responded, which resulted in a 35% segment response rate. Most respondents were women (67%), whereas only a third were men (33%). More than half of the medical dosimetrists were older than 45 years (69.2%), whereas the 45 to 54 years age group represented the highest percentage of respondents (37%). Most medical dosimetrists stated that their workload was appropriate (52%), with respondents working a reported average of 41.7 ± 4 hours per week. Overall, 86% of medical dosimetrists indicated that they were satisfied with their career, and 69% were satisfied in their current position. Overall, 61% of respondents felt that there was an oversupply of medical dosimetrists in the field, 14% reported that supply and demand was balanced, and the remaining 25% felt that there was an undersupply. The medical dosimetrists' greatest concerns included documentation/paperwork (78%), uninsured patients (80%), and insufficient reimbursement rates (87%). This survey provided an insight into the dosimetrist perspective of the radiation oncology workforce. Though an overwhelming majority has conveyed satisfaction concerning their career, the study allowed a spotlight to be placed on the profession's current concerns, such as insufficient reimbursement rates and possible oversupply of dosimetrists within the field.

  19. The Genetic Architecture of Lacunar Stroke

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    Traylor, Matthew; Bevan, Steve; Baron, Jean-Claude; Hassan, Ahamad; Lewis, Cathryn; Markus, Hugh S.

    2015-07-23

    , Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK 10 4 Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, King’s College London, London, UK 11 5 Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s 12 College London, London, UK 13 14... days. All 104 patients underwent full stroke investigation including brain MRI, imaging of the carotid 105 Matthew Traylor 7 arteries and ECG. Echocardiography was performed when appropriate. All MRIs and clinical 106 histories were reviewed...

  20. University of Calgary Eyes High Doctoral Scholarship Biomedical Engineering / Kinesiology / Medical Research in

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    Calgary, University of

    biomedical engineering research methods, including biomechanics, biochemistry, and biophysical toolsUniversity of Calgary Eyes High Doctoral Scholarship Biomedical Engineering / Kinesiology / Medical, and other ocular conditions. Applicants must have an M.Sc. in biomedical engineering, kinesiology, medical

  1. Digitally-assisted, ultra-low power circuits and systems for medical applications

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    Bohorquez, Jose L

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, trends in the medical industry have created a growing demand for a variety of implantable medical devices. At the same time, advances in integrated circuits techniques, particularly in CMOS, have opened ...

  2. Creating, curating, and sharing online faculty development resources: The medical education in cases series experience

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    Chan, TM; Thoma, B; Thoma, B; Lin, M

    2015-01-01

    MEdIC archive at the ALiEM Web site (www.aliem.com/medic/).time per page for the ALiEM Web site is 2 minutes:0 seconds.other contributions to these Web sites. Ethical approval:

  3. FY 2005/06 Accomplishment Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) Receives

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    Pennycook, Steve

    FY 2005/06 Accomplishment Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) Receives "Critical Power Reliability capability (natural gas or oil) to greatly improve its ability to operate under any condition. The following on medical equipment and f

  4. Strategic Planning at Harvard Medical School Phase I: September 2007September 2008

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    Mootha, Vamsi K.

    Strategic Planning at Harvard Medical School Phase I: September 2007­September 2008 Report.............................................................................................................16 Appendix I: Strategic Planning Advisory Groups ................................................................................................ 20 #12;#12;Phase I · October 2008 1 Strategic Planning at Harvard Medical School Phase I: September

  5. Information exchange between medical databases through automated identification of concept equivalence

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    Sun, Yao, 1962-

    2002-01-01

    The difficulty of exchanging information between heterogeneous medical databases remains one of the chief obstacles in achieving a unified patient medical record. Although methods have been developed to address differences ...

  6. ErikaCheck,Washington Scientists at a military medical facility in

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    ErikaCheck,Washington Scientists at a military medical facility in Washington DC have lashed out on the campus of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at several smaller facilities in the Washington area

  7. A systems theoretic application to design for the safety of medical diagnostic devices

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    Balgos, Vincent H

    2012-01-01

    In today's environment, medical technology is rapidly advancing to deliver tremendous value to physicians, nurses, and medical staff in order to support them to ultimately serve a common goal: provide safe and effective ...

  8. Discourse of 'distortion' and health and medical news reports: a genre analysis perspective 

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    Suhardja, Imelda

    2009-01-01

    The advent of medical journalism was initially felt to be an answer to the problem of communicating health and medical information to the public. However, currently, there is a concern among scientists with the way the ...

  9. Fault tree analysis of commonly occurring medication errors and methods to reduce them 

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    Cherian, Sandhya Mary

    1994-01-01

    -depth analysis of over two hundred actual medication error incidents. These errors were then classified according to type, in an attempt at deriving a generalized fault tree for the medication delivery system that contributed to errors. This generalized fault...

  10. Inductively Heated Shape Memory Polymer for the Magnetic Actuation of Medical Devices

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    Buckley, Patrick R.

    2007-01-23

    Presently there is interest in making medical devices such as expandable stents and intravascular microactuators from shape memory polymer (SMP). One of the key challenges in realizing SMP medical devices is the implementation ...

  11. Ultra-low-power electronics for non-invasive medical monitoring

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    Turicchia, Lorenzo

    New electronics for non-invasive medical monitoring promise low-cost, maintenance-free, and lightweight devices. These devices are critical in long-term medical measurements and in home-based tele-monitoring services, which ...

  12. From medical geography to germ theory in Colombia, 1860-1900 

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    Garcia Lopez, Claudia Monica

    2009-01-01

    Before the consolidation of the germ theory of human diseases at the end of the nineteenth century, medical explanations about disease causation were dominated by the environmental notions of medical geography. This ...

  13. Electromagnetic pulse (EMP), Part I: Effects on field medical equipment

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    Vandre, R.H.; Klebers, J.; Tesche, F.M.; Blanchard, J.P. (Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (United States))

    1993-04-01

    The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a high-altitude nuclear detonation has the potential to cover an area as large as the continental United States with damaging levels of EMP radiation. In this study, two of seven items of medical equipment were damaged by an EMP simulator. Computer circuit analysis of 17 different items showed that 11 of the 17 items would be damaged by current surges on the power cords, while two would be damaged by current surges on external leads. This research showed that a field commander can expect approximately 65% of his electronic medical equipment to be damaged by a single nuclear detonation as far as 2,200 km away.

  14. Medical catheters thermally manipulated by fiber optic bundles

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    Chastagner, P.

    1992-10-06

    A maneuverable medical catheter comprising a flexible tube having a functional tip is described. The catheter is connected to a control source. The functional tip of the catheter carries a plurality of temperature activated elements arranged in parallel and disposed about the functional tip and held in spaced relation at each end. These elements expand when they are heated. A plurality of fiber optic bundles, each bundle having a proximal end attached to the control source and a distal end attached to one of the elements carry light into the elements where the light is absorbed as heat. By varying the optic fiber that is carrying the light and the intensity of the light, the bending of the elements can be controlled and thus the catheter steered. In an alternate embodiment, the catheter carries a medical instrument for gathering a sample of tissue. The instrument may also be deployed and operated by thermal expansion and contraction of its moving parts. 10 figs.

  15. Haitian Creole-English English-Haitian Creole Medical Dictionary

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    1992-01-01

    . - noun occ. - occasionally pej. - pejorative pi. - plural prep. - preposition sh. - short s.o. - someone usu. - usually v. - verb var. - variety 16 HAITIAN CREOLE - ENGLISH MEDICAL DICTIONARY A a the; to, at, in, on a, ava, va (future tense..., buttocks; rear; bottom, base arèt " tail bone, coccyx be - buttocks bourik donkey bous scrotum bousol blister; bump; hump; hives bousoufle to bloat, puff up boustouklouz louse (pi. lice) bout stump, stub (of limb) boutèy bottle bouton button...

  16. Haitian-English English-Haitian Medical Dictionary

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    1997-01-01

    . - adjective adv . - adverb esp . - especially fam. - familiar fern. - feminine F T . - French m a s . - masculine med . - medical n. - noun o c c - occasionally pej . - pejorative pi. - plural prep . - preposition sh . - short s.o. - someone usu..., coccyx be - buttocks bourlk donkey bous scrotum bousol blister, bump; hump; hives bousoufle to bloat, puff up boustouklouz louse (pi. lice) bout stump, stub (of limb) boutèy bottle bouton button; pimple, boil, pustule; wart; rash; scabies...

  17. 1116 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 30, NO. 5, MAY 2011 Statistical Interior Tomography

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    Wang, Ge

    -known as-low-as- reasonably-achievable (ALARA) principle is widely accepted in the medical CT community

  18. All you ever wanted to know about the Medical Library but were afraid to ask...

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    Morgan, Peter

    2010-09-22

    by stages to 140 • 2008 – refurbishment project (Phase 1 – Wolfson-funded) • 2010-11 – refurbishment project (Phase 2 – Clinical School-funded) 47 Medical Library management structure • Medical Library’s governing body reports to the Library Syndicate • Head... scheme • “retention v disposal” debate is politically sensitive • need to assess implications of mobile technologies 10 19 Medical Library refurbishment 2008 - before 20 Medical Library refurbishment 2008 - after • Phase 1 (2008) – Wolfson-funded • New...

  19. The Imaging and Medical Beam Line at the Australian Synchrotron

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    Hausermann, Daniel; Hall, Chris; Maksimenko, Anton; Campbell, Colin [Australian Synchrotron Company, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168 (Australia)

    2010-07-23

    As a result of the enthusiastic support from the Australian biomedical, medical and clinical communities, the Australian Synchrotron is constructing a world-class facility for medical research, the 'Imaging and Medical Beamline'. The IMBL began phased commissioning in late 2008 and is scheduled to commence the first clinical research programs with patients in 2011. It will provide unrivalled x-ray facilities for imaging and radiotherapy for a wide range of research applications in diseases, treatments and understanding of physiological processes. The main clinical research drivers are currently high resolution and sensitivity cardiac and breast imaging, cell tracking applied to regenerative and stem cell medicine and cancer therapies. The beam line has a maximum source to sample distance of 136 m and will deliver a 60 cm by 4 cm x-ray beam1 - monochromatic and white - to a three storey satellite building fully equipped for pre-clinical and clinical research. Currently operating with a 1.4 Tesla multi-pole wiggler, it will upgrade to a 4.2 Tesla device which requires the ability to handle up to 21 kW of x-ray power at any point along the beam line. The applications envisaged for this facility include imaging thick objects encompassing materials, humans and animals. Imaging can be performed in the range 15-150 keV. Radiotherapy research typically requires energies between 30 and 120 keV, for both monochromatic and broad beam.

  20. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at London-derry is located within the Elliot Medical

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    Liu, Xiaole Shirley

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at London- derry is located within the Elliot Medical Center of a mile and turn right onto Buttrick Road. Our office is located in the Elliot Medical Center in the Elliot Medical Center at Londonderry building immediately on the left. The DFCI at Londonderry entrance

  1. Extracting the Meaning of Medical Concept Correlations Meliha Yetisgen-Yildiz

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    Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

    Sciences]: Medical Information Systems. General Terms Algorithms. Keywords Text classification, knowledge) as the main knowledge source [4] to extract the medical concepts. National Library of Medicine (NLM) created MEDLINE abstract sentences. Our method incorporates a medical knowledge base, natural language processing

  2. Joint statement on the Medical Innovation Bill House of Lords Report Stage 12 December 2014

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Joint statement on the Medical Innovation Bill House of Lords Report Stage ­ 12 December 2014 We welcome the progress that has been made in the House of Lords to amend the Medical Innovation Bill, particularly to strengthen safeguards for patients. We also welcome the discussion around medical innovation

  3. Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational

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    Nagurney, Anna

    . Technetium, 99mTc, which is a decay product of Molybdenum, 99Mo, is the most commonly used medical the conduits for products used in nuclear medical imaging, which is routinely utilized by physicians of transportation can be used at this stage. Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney Medical Nuclear Supply Chain

  4. Health & Medical Journalism Concentration: Grady College MA Non-Thesis Program Planning Form

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    Health & Medical Journalism Concentration: Grady College MA Non-Thesis Program Planning Form Methodology in Mass Communication 3. JRMC 7355 ( ) Health and Medical Journalism 4. JRMC 7356 ( ) Advanced Health and Medical Journalism Co-requisite for Concentration ­ for students with limited undergraduate

  5. A 350 mu W CMOS MSK Transmitter and 400 mu W OOK Super-Regenerative Receiver for Medical Implant Communications

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    Dawson, Joel L.

    Recent advances in the medical field are spurring the need for ultra-low power transceivers for wireless communication with medical implants. To deal with the growing demand for medical telemetry, the FCC commissioned the ...

  6. Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Public Announcement, Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services NNE Collegiate Drill Day

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    Bucci, David J.

    Medical Services NNE Collegiate Drill Day Dartmouth EMS Collegiate Day Drill, 2013 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT's medical response to a crisis situation. The exercise will involve a fictional medical and trauma drill and

  7. Coenzyme Q10 prevents insulin signaling dysregulation and inflammation prior to development of insulin resistance in male offspring of a rat model of poor maternal nutrition and accelerated postnatal growth

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    Tarry-Adkins, Jane; Fernandez-Twinn, Denise; Madsen, Ralitsa; Chen, Jian-Hua; Carpenter, Asha; Hargreaves, Iain; McConnell, Josie; Ozanne, Susan

    2015-07-27

    inflammatory markers in patients with multiple sclerosis: a double blind, placebo, controlled randomised clinical trial. Nutr Neurosci. 2015;18:169–176. 41. Tarry-Adkins JL, Chen JH, Smith NS, Jones RH, Cherif H, Ozanne SE. Poor maternal nutrition followed...

  8. Validation of the Persian Version of the 8-Item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) in Iranian Hypertensive Patients

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    2015-01-01

    of hypertension in Iran: second National Surveillance ofMedical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran Cardiovascular Researchof Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Private Practice, Zahedan

  9. Evaluating parallel relational databases for medical data analysis.

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    Rintoul, Mark Daniel; Wilson, Andrew T.

    2012-03-01

    Hospitals have always generated and consumed large amounts of data concerning patients, treatment and outcomes. As computers and networks have permeated the hospital environment it has become feasible to collect and organize all of this data. This raises naturally the question of how to deal with the resulting mountain of information. In this report we detail a proof-of-concept test using two commercially available parallel database systems to analyze a set of real, de-identified medical records. We examine database scalability as data sizes increase as well as responsiveness under load from multiple users.

  10. Medical applications of nuclear physics and heavy-ion beams

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    Alonso, Jose R.

    2000-08-01

    Isotopes and accelerators, hallmarks of nuclear physics, are finding increasingly sophisticated and effective applications in the medical field. Diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radioisotopes are now a $10B/yr business worldwide, with over 10 million procedures and patient studies performed every year. This paper will discuss the use of isotopes for these applications. In addition, beams of protons and heavy ions are being more and more widely used clinically for treatment of malignancies. To be discussed here as well will be the rationale and techniques associated with charged-particle therapy, and the progress in implementation and optimization of these technologies for clinical use.

  11. Medical Area Total Egy Plt Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource HistoryScenariosMarysville MtMedical Area Total Egy Plt Inc Jump to: navigation,

  12. Los Alamos National Laboratory medical plan to cover PMC services

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesse BergkampCentermillion to local United Way organizations,Medical plan to

  13. Medical and biofuel advances possible with new gene regulation tool

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesse BergkampCentermillion Measurement of MuonMediationMedical and biofuel

  14. Medical treatments, fuel sources from studying elusive enzyme

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass map shines light on dark matter By SarahMODELING Release date: ToddMedical treatments,

  15. Combined effects of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and maternal restraint stress on hypothalamus adrenal axis (HPA) function in the offspring of mice

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    Ribes, Diana; Fuentes, Silvia; Torrente, Margarita; Colomina, M. Teresa [Department of Psychology and Research Center for Behavioral Assessment (CRAMC), 'Rovira i Virgili' University, Sescelades Campus, 43007 Tarragona, Catalonia (Spain); Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, IISPV, 'Rovira i Virgili' University, Sant Llorenc 21, 43201 Reus, Catalonia (Spain); Domingo, Jose L., E-mail: joseluis.domingo@urv.ca [Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, IISPV, 'Rovira i Virgili' University, Sant Llorenc 21, 43201 Reus, Catalonia (Spain)

    2010-02-15

    Although it is known that prenatal exposure to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) can cause developmental adverse effects in mammals, the disruptive effects of this compound on hormonal systems are still controversial. Information concerning the effects of PFOS on hypothalamus adrenal (HPA) axis response to stress and corticosterone levels is not currently available. On the other hand, it is well established that stress can enhance the developmental toxicity of some chemicals. In the present study, we assessed the combined effects of maternal restraint stress and PFOS on HPA axis function in the offspring of mice. Twenty plug-positive female mice were divided in two groups. Animals were given by gavage 0 and 6 mg PFOS/kg/day on gestation days 12-18. One half of the animals in each group were also subjected to restraint stress (30 min/session, 3 sessions/day) during the same period. Five plug-positive females were also included as non-manipulated controls. At 3 months of age, activity in an open-field and the stress response were evaluated in male and female mice by exposing them to 30 min of restraint stress. Male and female offspring were subsequently sacrificed and blood samples were collected to measure changes in corticosterone levels at four different moments related to stress exposure conditions: before stress exposure, immediately after 30 min of stress exposure, and recuperation levels at 60 and 90 min after stress exposure. Results indicate corticosterone levels were lower in mice prenatally exposed to restraint. In general terms, PFOS exposure decreased corticosterone levels, although this effect was only significant in females. The recuperation pattern of corticosterone was mainly affected by prenatal stress. Interactive effects between PFOS and maternal stress were sex dependent. The current results suggest that prenatal PFOS exposure induced long-lasting effects in mice.

  16. Emergency Medicine (EM) Faculty Evaluations Do Not Correlate With Performance on a Standardized EM Examination During a Fourth-year Medical Student EM Rotation

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    Dubosh, N M; Peck, T C; Ullman, E; Fisher, J

    2014-01-01

    Examination During a Fourth-year Medical Student EM Rotationknowledge. Methods: Fourth-year medical students enrolled in

  17. Medical Screening Protocol for the Former Worker Medical Screening Program U.S. Department of Energy, October 7, 2015

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested Parties - WAPAEnergy May 28 Webinar to Focus on7/15 1 MEDICAL SCREENING

  18. International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Medical and Healthcare Fields, pages 3032, Nagoya, Japan, 14-18 October 2013.

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    -Japanese thesaurus of medical terms for 20 years. The thesaurus is compatible with MeSH (Medical Subject Headings as a preprocessing of medical reports. Keywords Life Science Dictionary, Medical Thesaurus, MeSH Team Name LSDP the database records to a medical thesaurus compatible with MeSH (Medical Subject Headings developed

  19. UF BioPath: Biohazards Medical Assessment Questionnaire REV 5/11 Page 1 of 4 Name: UFID: Phone

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    Slatton, Clint

    this Biohazard Medical Assessment Questionnaire periodically to assess ongoing risks and fitness for duty

  20. Search of medical literature for indoor carbon monoxide exposure

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    Brennan, T.; Ivanovich, M.

    1995-12-01

    This report documents a literature search on carbon monoxide. The search was limited to the medical and toxicological databases at the National Library of Medicine (MEDLARS). The databases searched were Medline, Toxline and TOXNET. Searches were performed using a variety of strategies. Combinations of the following keywords were used: carbon, monoxide, accidental, residential, occult, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, heating, furnace, and indoor. The literature was searched from 1966 to the present. Over 1000 references were identified and summarized using the following abbreviations: The major findings of the search are: (1) Acute and subacute carbon monoxide exposures result in a large number of symptoms affecting the brain, kidneys, respiratory system, retina, and motor functions. (2) Acute and subacute carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings have been misdiagnosed on many occasions. (3) Very few systematic investigations have been made into the frequency and consequences of carbon monoxide poisonings.

  1. Bioassay Phantoms Using Medical Images and Computer Aided Manufacturing

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    Dr. X. Geroge Xu

    2011-01-28

    A radiation bioassay program relies on a set of standard human phantoms to calibrate and assess radioactivity levels inside a human body for radiation protection and nuclear medicine imaging purposes. However, the methodologies in the development and application of anthropomorphic phantoms, both physical and computational, had mostly remained the same for the past 40 years. We herein propose a 3-year research project to develop medical image-based physical and computational phantoms specifically for radiation bioassay applications involving internally deposited radionuclides. The broad, long-term objective of this research was to set the foundation for a systematic paradigm shift away from the anatomically crude phantoms in existence today to realistic and ultimately individual-specific bioassay methodologies. This long-term objective is expected to impact all areas of radiation bioassay involving nuclear power plants, U.S. DOE laboratories, and nuclear medicine clinics.

  2. Kit for providing a technetium medical radioimaging agent

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wildung, Raymond E. (Richland, WA); Garland, Thomas R. (Greybull, WY); Li, Shu-Mei W. (Richland, WA)

    2000-01-01

    The present invention is directed toward a kit for microbial reduction of a technetium compound to form other compounds of value in medical imaging. The technetium compound is combined in a mixture with non-growing microbial cells which contain a technetium-reducing enzyme system, a stabilizing agent and an electron donor in a saline solution under anaerobic conditions. The mixture is substantially free of an inorganic technetium reducing agent and its reduction products. The resulting product is Tc of lower oxidation states, the form of which can be partially controlled by the stabilizing agent. It has been discovered that the microorganisms Shewanella alga, strain Bry and Shewanella putrifacians, strain CN-32 contain the necessary enzyme systems for technetium reduction and can form both mono nuclear and polynuclear reduced Tc species depending on the stabilizing agent.

  3. Methods for separating medical isotopes using ionic liquids

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    Luo, Huimin; Boll, Rose Ann; Bell, Jason Richard; Dai, Sheng

    2014-10-21

    A method for extracting a radioisotope from an aqueous solution, the method comprising: a) intimately mixing a non-chelating ionic liquid with the aqueous solution to transfer at least a portion of said radioisotope to said non-chelating ionic liquid; and b) separating the non-chelating ionic liquid from the aqueous solution. In preferred embodiments, the method achieves an extraction efficiency of at least 80%, or a separation factor of at least 1.times.10.sup.4 when more than one radioisotope is included in the aqueous solution. In particular embodiments, the method is applied to the separation of medical isotopes pairs, such as Th from Ac (Th-229/Ac-225, Ac-227/Th-227), or Ra from Ac (Ac-225 and Ra-225, Ac-227 and Ra-223), or Ra from Th (Th-227 and Ra-223, Th-229 and Ra-225).

  4. Rapid cycling medical synchrotron and beam delivery system

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    Peggs, Stephen G. (Port Jefferson, NY); Brennan, J. Michael (East Northport, NY); Tuozzolo, Joseph E. (Sayville, NY); Zaltsman, Alexander (Commack, NY)

    2008-10-07

    A medical synchrotron which cycles rapidly in order to accelerate particles for delivery in a beam therapy system. The synchrotron generally includes a radiofrequency (RF) cavity for accelerating the particles as a beam and a plurality of combined function magnets arranged in a ring. Each of the combined function magnets performs two functions. The first function of the combined function magnet is to bend the particle beam along an orbital path around the ring. The second function of the combined function magnet is to focus or defocus the particle beam as it travels around the path. The radiofrequency (RF) cavity is a ferrite loaded cavity adapted for high speed frequency swings for rapid cycling acceleration of the particles.

  5. Combined Heat and Power System Enables 100% Reliability at Leading Medical Campus - Case Study

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    2013-03-29

    Case study of Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) demonstrating a high-efficiency combined heat and power (CHP) system at Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas

  6. INCREASING REPRESENTATION, MAINTAINING HIERARCHY: AN ASSESSMENT OF GENDER AND MEDICAL SPECIALIZATION

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    Davis, Georgiann; Allison, Rachel

    2013-01-01

    , it is important to use multiple data sources throughout time to explore the nature of male and female medical students’ residency choices. We use data from the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) 2004 Graduation Questionnaire (GQ) to examine our... to previous GQ’s, no study that we are aware of has used the 2004 GQ to look at the question of medical specialization. This is a unique dataset of all graduating medical students in the United States in 2004, which contains an array of standard demographic...

  7. Specialty choice in times of economic crisis: a cross-sectional survey of Spanish medical students

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    Harris, Jeffrey E.

    Objective: To investigate the determinants of specialty choice among graduating medical students in Spain, a country that entered into a severe, ongoing economic crisis in 2008.

  8. Prehospital Evaluation of Effusion, Pneumothorax, & Standstill (PEEPS): Point-of-care Ultrasound in Emergency Medical Services

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    Bhat, Sundeep R.; Johnson, David A.; Pierog, Jessica E.; Zaia, Brita E.; Williams, Sarah R.; Gharahbaghian, Laleh

    2015-01-01

    ultrasound by a dutch helicopter emergency medical service.thoracic ultrasound in the helicopter emergency medicalworking in a prehospital helicopter system, in nine of 60

  9. The Use of Herbal Medications and Dietary Supplements by People with Mental Illness

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    Niv, Noosha; Shatkin, Jess P.; Hamilton, Alison B.; Unützer, Jürgen; Klap, Ruth; Young, Alexander S.

    2010-01-01

    predictive of dietary supplement use (Druss et al. 1998).Medications and Dietary Supplements by People with Mentalmedication and dietary supplement (HMDS) use and mental

  10. Self-Medication and Antibiotic Resistance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Mandell, Joanna

    2007-01-01

    le of self-medication in Brazil]. Rev Saude Publica 1997;diarrhea in northeast Brazil. Berkeley: University ofInfections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]: Universidade Federal

  11. Data-Semantics Driven Power Optimization of Wireless Medical Monitoring Devices

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    Goudar, Vishwatma Arun

    2013-01-01

    Kaiser. “MicroLEAP: Energy-aware Wireless Sensor PlatformAdaptive Strategy for Energy- Efficiency in Wireless Medicaljid Sarrafzadeh. “Energy optimization in wireless medical

  12. MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM ADVENTURE RECREATION PROGRAMS I. PARTICIPANT INFORMATION (PLEASE PRINT)

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    Olszewski Jr., Edward A.

    : __________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ List any other allergies (food, plants, bee stings ____/____/________ List any medication to which you are allergic, please list what you are carrying with you on the activity: __________________________________ Adventure

  13. Discharge/Home Care Plan for Childhood Asthma Children's Medical Center, University of Virginia

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    Acton, Scott

    : ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________, ___________ puffs nebs as needed for cough or wheezing and of _______________. Increased runny nose or daytime cough Medication requirement more often than every 4 hrs. Night-time cough

  14. Modal Abstraction View of Requirements for Medical Devices Used in Healthcare Processes

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    . The example shown throughout this paper is an infusion pump used to administer intravenous fluids and medications. A "smart" infusion pump would be programmed wit

  15. Partial reinforcement reduces vulnerability to anti-anxiety self-medication during appetitive extinction

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    Manzo, Lidia; Gómez, Mª José; Callejas-Aguilera, José Enrique; Fernández-Teruel, Alberto; Papini, Mauricio R.; Torres, Carmen

    2015-01-01

    C. (2015). Anti-anxiety self-medication: Oral consumption ofconsumption after extinction sessions was interpreted as anti-anxiety or emotional self-

  16. Reporting Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Medications, and Dietary Supplements

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    Center for Human Reliability Studies

    2008-02-01

    Overview of types of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications that must be reported in DOE's Human Reliability Program.

  17. Production capabilities in US nuclear reactors for medical radioisotopes

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    Mirzadeh, S.; Callahan, A.P.; Knapp, F.F. Jr. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Schenter, R.E. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1992-11-01

    The availability of reactor-produced radioisotopes in the United States for use in medical research and nuclear medicine has traditionally depended on facilities which are an integral part of the US national laboratories and a few reactors at universities. One exception is the reactor in Sterling Forest, New York, originally operated as part of the Cintichem (Union Carbide) system, which is currently in the process of permanent shutdown. Since there are no industry-run reactors in the US, the national laboratories and universities thus play a critical role in providing reactor-produced radioisotopes for medical research and clinical use. The goal of this survey is to provide a comprehensive summary of these production capabilities. With the temporary shutdown of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) in November 1986, the radioisotopes required for DOE-supported radionuclide generators were made available at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR). In March 1988, however, the HFBR was temporarily shut down which forced investigators to look at other reactors for production of the radioisotopes. During this period the Missouri University Research Reactor (MURR) played an important role in providing these services. The HFIR resumed routine operation in July 1990 at 85 MW power, and the HFBR resumed operation in June 1991, at 30 MW power. At the time of the HFBR shutdown, there was no available comprehensive overview which could provide information on status of the reactors operating in the US and their capabilities for radioisotope production. The obvious need for a useful overview was thus the impetus for preparing this survey, which would provide an up-to-date summary of those reactors available in the US at both the DOE-funded national laboratories and at US universities where service irradiations are currently or expected to be conducted.

  18. SU-E-P-01: An Informative Review On the Role of Diagnostic Medical Physicist in the Academic and Private Medical Centers

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    Weir, V; Zhang, J

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: The role of physicist in the academic and private hospital environment continues to evolve and expand. This becomes more obvious with the newly revised requirements of the Joint Commission (JC) on imaging modalities and the continued updated requirements of ACR accreditation for medical physics (i.e., starting in June 2014, a physicists test will be needed before US accreditation). We provide an informative review on the role of diagnostic medical physicist and hope that our experience will expedite junior physicists in understanding their role in medical centers, and be ready to more opportunities. Methods: Based on our experience, diagnostic medical physicists in both academic and private medical centers perform several clinical functions. These include providing clinical service and physics support, ensuring that all ionizing radiation devices are tested and operated in compliance with the State and Federal laws, regulations and guidelines. We also discuss the training and education required to ensure that the radiation exposure to patients and staff is as low as reasonably achievable. We review the overlapping roles of medical and health physicist in some institutions. Results: A detailed scheme on the new requirements (effective 7/1/2014) of the JC is provided. In 2015, new standards for fluoroscopy, cone beam CT and the qualifications of staff will be phased in. A summary of new ACR requirements for different modalities is presented. Medical physicist have other duties such as sitting on CT and fluoroscopy committees for protocols design, training of non-radiologists to meet the new fluoroscopy rules, as well as helping with special therapies such as Yittrium 90 cases. Conclusion: Medical physicists in both academic and private hospitals are positioned to be more involved and prominent. Diagnostic physicists need to be more proactive to involve themselves in the day to day activities of the radiology department.

  19. Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational

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    Nagurney, Anna

    importance of considering waste management. Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney Medical Nuclear SupplyMedical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach Anna Nagurney1 and Ladimer S. Nagurney2 1John F. Smith Memorial Professor - Isenberg School of Management

  20. 18 March 2015 Medical School MBChB Student Records Management Procedures

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    Banaji,. Murad

    , religious beliefs, health, sexual health and criminal records. The table below sets out the types18 March 2015 Medical School MBChB Student Records Management Procedures The Medical School holdsRecord%20Retention%20Schedule%20R01.pdf. Information type Explanation Where and how stored Accessibility

  1. Automatic classification of medical images for Content Based Image Retrieval Systems (CBIR) Epaphrodite Uwimana

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    Ruiz, Miguel E.

    Engineering, 342 Bell Hall, Buffalo, NY Miguel E Ruiz, PhD University of North Texas, School of Library and Information Sciences P.O. Box 311068, Denton, TX 76203 This paper describes the results after using making in medical image analysis. During medical image analysis, users reference current images

  2. Phase I October 2008 1 Strategic Planning at Harvard Medical School

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    Goodrich, Lisa V.

    students in the process of scholarly inquiry, benefiting not only those hoping to be physician- scientists the opportunities for scholarly activity during medical training. Two important ideas emerged: requiring medical students to complete a "scholarly project" of four to six months, and adding an MMSc degree track

  3. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AAUS MEDICAL EVALUATION OF FITNESS FOR SCUBA DIVING REPORT

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    Slatton, Clint

    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AAUS MEDICAL EVALUATION OF FITNESS FOR SCUBA DIVING REPORT ____________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Applicant (Print or Type) Date of Medical Evaluation Month/Day/Year) To The Examining Physician History Form may indicate potential health or safety risks as noted. Scuba diving is an activity that puts

  4. DOE Issues Request for Proposals for Hanford Site Occupational Medical Services

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    RICHLAND, Wash. – The Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Occupational Medical Services contract at the Hanford Site. The solicitation is for a small-business contractor to perform occupational medical services for the DOE Richland Operations Office and Office of River Protection.

  5. Sensorless Planning for Medical Needle Insertion Procedures Ron Alterovitz and Ken Goldberg

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    Goldberg, Ken

    implantation during permanent seed prostate brachytherapy to minimize seed placement error in simulation without relying on real-time imaging. I. INTRODUCTION Medical procedures such as brachytherapy, biopsies in the context of permanent seed prostate brachytherapy, a minimally invasive medical procedure that is widely

  6. Briefing on the Medical Innovation Bill House of Lords Committee Stage 24 October 2014

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Briefing on the Medical Innovation Bill House of Lords Committee Stage ­ 24 October 2014 Patients need access to innovative, safe and effective treatments in a timely manner, and we therefore support the intention behind the Medical Innovation Bill. However, we have concerns over whether the Bill as drafted

  7. Disposal of Hazardous Medical Waste Policy and Procedures Commencement Date: 27 November, 1996

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    Disposal of Hazardous Medical Waste Policy and Procedures Commencement Date: 27 November, 1996 containing or used in work involving cytotoxic substances. Hazardous Medical Waste Means any substance, edges, points or protuberances capable of cutting or penetrating the skin. 5. POLICY STATEMENT Hazardous

  8. Frederico G. Antilln-Klussman Medical Director, Unidad Nacional de Oncologia Pediatrica, Guatemala

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    Brent, Roger

    Frederico G. Antillón-Klussman Medical Director, Unidad Nacional de Oncologia Pediatrica, Guatemala, Pediatrica in Guatelmala. He obtained his Medical Doctor from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala of a treatment program for pediatric cancer in Guatemala. Dr. Antillon is a founder of the Association

  9. Spatiotemporal Assignment of Energy Harvesters on a Self-Sustaining Medical Shoe

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    Spatiotemporal Assignment of Energy Harvesters on a Self-Sustaining Medical Shoe James B. Wendt propose to switch the power system to a sustainable energy source. The focus of this investigation for spatiotemporal as- signment and scheduling of energy harvesters on a medical shoe tasked with measuring gait

  10. Group Name: University of California, Davis Medical Center Benefit Plan Name: Custom Plus Plan #10

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    Group Name: University of California, Davis Medical Center Benefit Plan Name: Custom Plus Plan #10. Page 1 of 2 #12;Group Name: University of California, Davis Medical Center Benefit Plan Name: Custom/PPO dentist cannot "balance bill" you for amounts greater than the contracted rate. How It Works Out

  11. WOSMIP II- Workshop on Signatures of Medical and Industrial Isotope Production

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    Matthews, Murray; Achim, Pascal; Auer, M.; Bell, Randy; Bowyer, Ted W.; Braekers, Damien; Bradley, Ed; Briyatmoko, Budi; Berglund, Helena; Camps, Johan; Carranza, Eduardo C.; Carty, Fitz; DeCaire, Richard; Deconninck, Benoit; DeGeer, Lars E.; Druce, Michael; Friese, Judah I.; Hague, Robert; Hoffman, Ian; Khrustalev, Kirill; Lucas, John C.; Mattassi, G.; Mattila, Aleski; Nava, Elisabetta; Nikkinin, Mika; Papastefanou, Constantin; Piefer, Gregory R.; Quintana, Eduardo; Ross, Ole; Rotty, Michel; Sabzian, Mohammad; Saey, Paul R.; Sameh, A. A.; Safari, M.; Schoppner, Michael; Siebert, Petra; Unger, Klaus K.; Vargas, Albert

    2011-11-01

    Medical and industrial fadioisotopes are fundamental tools used in science, medicine and industry with an ever expanding usage in medical practice where their availability is vital. Very sensitive environmental radionuclide monitoring networks have been developed for nuclear-security-related monitoring [particularly Comprehensive Test-Ban-Treaty (CTBT) compliance verification] and are now operational.

  12. Using Software Engineering Technology to Improve the Quality of Medical Processes*

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    Avrunin, George S.

    Using Software Engineering Technology to Improve the Quality of Medical Processes* Lori A. Clarke@cs.umass.edu ABSTRACT In this paper, we describe some of the key observations resulting from our work on using software, but is suggesting new research directions for medical process improvement, software engineering technologies

  13. A BRIEF DESCRIPTON OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL CURRICULA 1. The Brazilian Educational System

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    Yang, Sichun

    System Primary and secondary schooling in Brazil and the United States are similar in terms of student1 A BRIEF DESCRIPTON OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL CURRICULA IN BRAZIL 1. The Brazilian Educational systems regarding university education. This applies to medical education and training: in Brazil

  14. TITLE: AUTHORIZATION TO DISCLOSE PATIENT INFORMATION PATIENT ACCESS USE AND DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL

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    Columbia University

    TITLE: AUTHORIZATION TO DISCLOSE PATIENT INFORMATION PATIENT ACCESS ­ USE AND DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION POLICY: All information contained within a patient's medical record will be maintained in a confidential manner to protect the patient's right to confidentiality and comply with City, State and Federal

  15. TITLE: FAX POLICY Employees of Columbia University Medical Center will protect the confidentiality of Protected

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    Columbia University

    Columbia University Medical Center's standard fax cover sheet that contains the following PHI statementTITLE: FAX POLICY POLICY: Employees of Columbia University Medical Center will protect (fax). PURPOSE : Fax machines provide a useful mechanism for rapidly and cost-effectively communication

  16. GEMSS: Privacy and security for a Medical Grid Jean A.M. Herveg1

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    Middleton, Stuart E.

    GEMSS: Privacy and security for a Medical Grid Jean A.M. Herveg1 , Federico Crazzolara2 , Stuart E the GEMSS Grid middleware. The security technology employed is based on a public key infrastructure (PKI providers are sufficiently secure. 2. Keywords Grid, Legal, Medical, Personal Data, Security 3. Introduction

  17. Job Title Refugee Medical Case Manager Employer/ Agency YMCA International Services

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    Job Title Refugee Medical Case Manager Employer/ Agency YMCA International Services Job Description The Refugee Medical Case Manager will primarily be responsible for connecting clients to the following, automobile liability insurance, and a vehicle. - Fluency in a relevant refugee language (Arabic, Nepali

  18. INDIVIDUAL COVERAGE Medical Plan Options 2015 Monthly Cost -By Salary Tier

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    Dorf, Martin E.

    INDIVIDUAL COVERAGE Medical Plan Options 2015 Monthly Cost - By Salary Tier Less than $70,000 $70 to employees who live outside of Massachusetts Rates are based on your full-time equivalent salary. If you work part-time, your deduction will be based on your full- time equivalent salary. FAMILY COVERAGE Medical

  19. A Semantically-Adaptive Strategy for Energy-Efficiency in Wireless Medical Monitoring Devices

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    behaviors, and (ii) a savings in energy by precluding communication of typical measurements. FromA Semantically-Adaptive Strategy for Energy- Efficiency in Wireless Medical Monitoring Devices for energy-efficient operation of wireless monitoring devices under the premise that medical experts

  20. DESCRIPTION OF HOSPITALS IN THE GREATER HARTFORD AREA Connecticut Children's Medical Center

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    Page 27 DESCRIPTION OF HOSPITALS IN THE GREATER HARTFORD AREA Connecticut Children's Medical Center Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for- profit children's hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  1. WELCOME TO GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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    Page 21 WELCOME TO GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE. The University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine is committed to excellence in education, medical care with the goal of providing safe and appropriate patient care. The University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

  2. From Requirements to Code: Model Based Development of A Medical Cyber

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    Minnesota, University of

    for generic patient controlled analgesic infusion pump (GPCA). We believe that the development artifacts modes for complex medical devices, for example, the numerous recalls on infusion pumps ­ a medical and regulatory approval of such systems, for example, the Infusion Pump Initiative [3]. Our aim is to contribute

  3. Medical Imaging: ECE-4BF3 Michael D. Noseworthy, Ph.D., P.Eng.

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    Haykin, Simon

    ; post-processing for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy; comparisons to other medical imaging This course is designed to allow students to become familiar with medical imaging technologies- both from imaging modalities (e.g. PET, SPECT, ultrasound, mammography, CT, EEG, MEG) will be made where appropriate

  4. Towards Systematic Exploration of Tradeoffs for Medical Image Registration on Heterogeneous Platforms

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    Bhattacharyya, Shuvra S.

    . INTRODUCTION Advances in medical imaging technologies have enabled medical diagnoses and procedures simply of imaging modalities (e.g. computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance into one integrated view through a procedure called image registration. Image registration is the process

  5. Optimal evaluation of infectious medical waste disposal companies using the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process

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    Ho, Chao Chung

    2011-07-15

    Ever since Taiwan's National Health Insurance implemented the diagnosis-related groups payment system in January 2010, hospital income has declined. Therefore, to meet their medical waste disposal needs, hospitals seek suppliers that provide high-quality services at a low cost. The enactment of the Waste Disposal Act in 1974 had facilitated some improvement in the management of waste disposal. However, since the implementation of the National Health Insurance program, the amount of medical waste from disposable medical products has been increasing. Further, of all the hazardous waste types, the amount of infectious medical waste has increased at the fastest rate. This is because of the increase in the number of items considered as infectious waste by the Environmental Protection Administration. The present study used two important findings from previous studies to determine the critical evaluation criteria for selecting infectious medical waste disposal firms. It employed the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to set the objective weights of the evaluation criteria and select the optimal infectious medical waste disposal firm through calculation and sorting. The aim was to propose a method of evaluation with which medical and health care institutions could objectively and systematically choose appropriate infectious medical waste disposal firms.

  6. Laser Isotope Enrichment for Medical and Industrial Applications

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    Leonard Bond

    2006-07-01

    Laser Isotope Enrichment for Medical and Industrial Applications by Jeff Eerkens (University of Missouri), Jay Kunze (Idaho State University), and Leonard Bond (Idaho National Laboratory) The principal isotope enrichment business in the world is the enrichment of uranium for commercial power reactor fuels. However, there are a number of other needs for separated isotopes. Some examples are: 1) Pure isotopic targets for irradiation to produce medical radioisotopes. 2) Pure isotopes for semiconductors. 3) Low neutron capture isotopes for various uses in nuclear reactors. 4) Isotopes for industrial tracer/identification applications. Examples of interest to medicine are targets to produce radio-isotopes such as S-33, Mo-98, Mo-100, W-186, Sn-112; while for MRI diagnostics, the non-radioactive Xe-129 isotope is wanted. For super-semiconductor applications some desired industrial isotopes are Si-28, Ga-69, Ge-74, Se-80, Te-128, etc. An example of a low cross section isotope for use in reactors is Zn-68 as a corrosion inhibitor material in nuclear reactor primary systems. Neutron activation of Ar isotopes is of interest in industrial tracer and diagnostic applications (e.g. oil-logging). . In the past few years there has been a sufficient supply of isotopes in common demand, because of huge Russian stockpiles produced with old electromagnetic and centrifuge separators previously used for uranium enrichment. Production of specialized isotopes in the USA has been largely accomplished using old ”calutrons” (electromagnetic separators) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These methods of separating isotopes are rather energy inefficient. Use of lasers for isotope separation has been considered for many decades. None of the proposed methods have attained sufficient proof of principal status to be economically attractive to pursue commercially. Some of the authors have succeeded in separating sulfur isotopes using a rather new and different method, known as condensation repression. In this scheme a gas, of the selected isotopes for enrichment, is irradiated with a laser at a particular wavelength that would excite only one of the isotopes. The entire gas is subject to low temperatures sufficient to cause condensation on a cold surface. Those molecules in the gas that the laser excited are not as likely to condense as are the unexcited molecules. Hence the gas drawn out of the system will be enriched in the isotope that was excited by the laser. We have evaluated the relative energy required in this process if applied on a commercial scale. We estimate the energy required for laser isotope enrichment is about 20% of that required in centrifuge separations, and 2% of that required by use of "calutrons".

  7. Physical analysis of the radiation shielding for the medical accelerators

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    Li, Q. F.; Xing, Q. Z.; Kong, C. C.

    2009-02-01

    Radiation safety standards today require comprehensive shielding protection schemes for all particle accelerators. The original shielding system of BJ-20 (BeiJing-20 MeV), the high-energy medical electron linac, was designed only for the 18 MeV level. And the dose caused by the lost electrons in the 270 deg. bending magnet system was neglected. In this paper, the leakage dose of BJ-20 is carefully analyzed. The radiation leakage dose distribution of the photons coming from the accelerator head is obtained for energy levels of 6, 12, 14, and 18 MeV. The dose of the photoneutrons is especially analyzed for the 18 MeV level. The result gives that even neglecting the dose from the 270 deg. bending magnet system, the shielding system is still not enough for the energy levels lower than 18 MeV. The radiation leakage produced by electrons that are lost in the 270 deg. bending magnet system has been particularly studied. Using beam transport theory and Monte Carlo sampling methods, which have been combined in calculations, we have obtained the distribution of the energy, position, and direction of the lost electrons. These data were then further processed by the Monte Carlo N-particle (MCNP) code as input data. The results show that when the electron loss rate in the 270 deg. bending magnet system is 13.5%, the radiation leakage dose of the photons generated by the lost electrons is 0.1% higher than that at the isocenter, and the corresponding relative leakage dose of the photoneutrons reaches 0.045% around an angle of 170 deg. at 18 MeV level. Both of these parameters exceed radioprotection safety standards for medical accelerators. The original shielding design is therefore not suitable and is also incomplete since the radiation produced by the electrons being lost in the 270 deg. bending magnet system was neglected and the leakage dose for the low-energy levels was not considered in the original design. Our calculations provide a very useful tool for further optimization and design improvement that will enable this radiation shielding to conform to present day safety standards.

  8. Division of Biological and Medical Research annual technical report, 1981

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    Rosenthal, M.W. (ed.)

    1982-06-01

    This report summarizes research during 1981 in the Division of Biological and Medical Research, Argonne National Laboratory. Studies in Low Level Radiation include comparison of lifetime effects in mice of low level neutron and gamma irradiation, delineation of the responses of dogs to continuous low level gamma irradiation, elucidation of mechanisms of radiation damage and repair in mammalian cells, and study of the genetic effects of high LET radiations. Carcinogenesis research addresses mechanisms of tumor initiation and promotion in rat liver, chemical carcinogenesis in cultured mammalian cells, and molecular and genetic mechanisms of chemical and ultraviolet mutagenesis in bacteria. Research in Toxicology uses a variety of cellular, whole animal, and chronobiological end points, chemical separations, and statistical models to evaluate the hazards and mechanisms of actions of metals, coal gasification by products, and other energy-related pollutants. Human Protein Index studies develop two-dimensional electrophoresis systems for diagnosis and detection of cancer and other disease. Biophysics research includes fundamental structural and biophysical investigations of immunoglobulins and key biological molecules using NMR, crystallographic, and x-ray and neutron small-angle scattering techniques. The final sections cover support facilities, educational activities, seminars, staff talks, staff, and funding agencies.

  9. Adaptive Systems Engineering: A Medical Paradigm for Practicing Systems Engineering

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    R. Douglas Hamelin; Ron D. Klingler; Christopher Dieckmann

    2011-06-01

    From its inception in the defense and aerospace industries, SE has applied holistic, interdisciplinary tools and work-process to improve the design and management of 'large, complex engineering projects.' The traditional scope of engineering in general embraces the design, development, production, and operation of physical systems, and SE, as originally conceived, falls within that scope. While this 'traditional' view has expanded over the years to embrace wider, more holistic applications, much of the literature and training currently available is still directed almost entirely at addressing the large, complex, NASA and defense-sized systems wherein the 'ideal' practice of SE provides the cradle-to-grave foundation for system development and deployment. Under such scenarios, systems engineers are viewed as an integral part of the system and project life-cycle from conception to decommissioning. In far less 'ideal' applications, SE principles are equally applicable to a growing number of complex systems and projects that need to be 'rescued' from overwhelming challenges that threaten imminent failure. The medical profession provides a unique analogy for this latter concept and offers a useful paradigm for tailoring our 'practice' of SE to address the unexpected dynamics of applying SE in the real world. In short, we can be much more effective as systems engineers as we change some of the paradigms under which we teach and 'practice' SE.

  10. The HOTBOX: A Visual User Interface to Medical Data

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    Ward, Richard C [ORNL; Pouchard, Line Catherine [ORNL; Beckerman, Barbara G [ORNL; Dickson, Stewart [National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center

    2006-01-01

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Virtual Soldier (VS) Project recently investigated methods to predict outcomes from penetrating wounds based on comparison of complex mathematical models and clinical data including baseline X-ray computed tomography (CT) and post wound imaging. A need of the project was to correlate three-dimensional (3D) anatomy to extensive information, including pathophysiology of the wounded soldier, using the 3D anatomical geometry as an interface. To address this need, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developed the HotBox, a user interface (UI) that links a given point in space (a voxel) to the structural knowledge ontology describing the anatomy at that location. In addition, the HotBox links the location to the individual's physiological state (vital signs) and a description of the wound. The implementation and use of the HotBox is explained and the implications for the future of medical records, pre-surgical planning, image-guided surgery, and post-surgical treatment and rehabilitation are discussed.

  11. Synchrotron Radiation Therapy from a Medical Physics point of view

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    Prezado, Y.; Berkvens, P.; Braeuer-Krisch, E.; Renier, M.; Bravin, A. [ID17 Biomedical Beamline, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), 6 Rue Jules Horowitz B.P. 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex (France); Adam, J. F. [INSERM, U836, Equipe 6, BP 170, Grenoble Cedex 9, F-38042 (France); Universite Joseph Fourier, B.P. 51, Grenoble Cedex 9, F-38041 (France); ID17 Biomedical Beamline, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), 6 Rue Jules Horowitz B.P. 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex (France); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, B.P. 217, Grenoble Cedex 9, F-38043 (France); Martinez-Rovira, I. [ID17 Biomedical Beamline, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), 6 Rue Jules Horowitz B.P. 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex (France); Institut de Tecniques Energetiques, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Diagonal 647, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Fois, G. [ID17 Biomedical Beamline, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), 6 Rue Jules Horowitz B.P. 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex (France); Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Strada Provinciale Monserrato Sestu km 0.700, Monserrato, Cagliari 09042 (Italy); Thengumpallil, S. [ID17 Biomedical Beamline, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), 6 Rue Jules Horowitz B.P. 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex (France); Dipartimento di Fisica E. Amaldi, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, 84 Via della Vasca Navale, 00146 Roma (Italy); Edouard, M.; Deman, P. [INSERM, U836, Equipe 6, BP 170, Grenoble Cedex 9, F-38042 (France); Universite Joseph Fourier, B.P. 51, Grenoble Cedex 9, F-38041 (France); ID17 Biomedical Beamline, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), 6 Rue Jules Horowitz B.P. 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex (France); Vautrin, M. [INSERM, U836, Equipe 6, BP 170, Grenoble Cedex 9, F-38042 (France); Universite Joseph Fourier, B.P. 51, Grenoble Cedex 9, F-38041 (France); DOSIsoft, Cachan (France)

    2010-07-23

    Synchrotron radiation (SR) therapy is a promising alternative to treat brain tumors, whose management is limited due to the high morbidity of the surrounding healthy tissues. Several approaches are being explored by using SR at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), where three techniques are under development Synchrotron Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SSRT), Microbeam Radiation Therapy (MRT) and Minibeam Radiation Therapy (MBRT).The sucess of the preclinical studies on SSRT and MRT has paved the way to clinical trials currently in preparation at the ESRF. With this aim, different dosimetric aspects from both theoretical and experimental points of view have been assessed. In particular, the definition of safe irradiation protocols, the beam energy providing the best balance between tumor treatment and healthy tissue sparing in MRT and MBRT, the special dosimetric considerations for small field dosimetry, etc will be described. In addition, for the clinical trials, the definition of appropiate dosimetry protocols for patients according to the well established European Medical Physics recommendations will be discussed. Finally, the state of the art of the MBRT technical developments at the ESRF will be presented. In 2006 A. Dilmanian and collaborators proposed the use of thicker microbeams (0.36-0.68 mm). This new type of radiotherapy is the most recently implemented technique at the ESRF and it has been called MBRT. The main advantage of MBRT with respect to MRT is that it does not require high dose rates. Therefore it can be more easily applied and extended outside synchrotron sources in the future.

  12. DOE Center of Excellence in Medical Laser Applications. Final report, December 1, 1994--November 30, 1997

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    Jacques, S.L.

    1998-01-01

    An engineering network of collaborating medical laser laboratories are developing laser and optical technologies for medical diagnosis and therapy and are translating the engineering into medical centers in Portland OR, Houston TX, and Galveston TX. The Center includes the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas-Austin, Texas A and M University, Rice University, the University Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, Oregon Medical Laser Center (Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland, OR), and the University of Oregon. Diagnostics include reflectance, fluorescence, Raman IR, laser photoacoustics, optical coherence tomography, and several new video techniques for spectroscopy and imaging. Therapies include photocoagulation therapy, laser welding, pulsed laser ablation, and light-activated chemotherapy of cancer (photodynamic therapy, or PDT). Medical applications reaching the clinic include optical monitoring of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns, fluorescence detection of cervical dysplasia, laser thrombolysis of blood clots in heart attack and brain stroke, photothermal coagulant of benign prostate hyperplasia, and PDT for both veterinary and human cancer. New technologies include laser optoacoustic imaging of breast tumors and hemorrhage in head trauma and brain stroke, quality control monitoring of dosimetry during PDT for esophageal and lung cancer, polarization video reflectometry of skin cancer, laser welding of artificial tissue replacements, and feedback control of laser welding.

  13. Development of polymer 'chips' used in medical diagnostics

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    Brush, Zachary G; Schultz, Laura M; Vanness, Justin W; Farinholt, Kevin M; Sarles, Stephen; Leo, Donald

    2011-01-26

    In recent years, there has been growing interest in creating bio-inspired devices that feature artificial bilayer lipid membranes (BLM), or lipid bilayers. These membranes can be tailored to mimic the structure and transport properties of cellular walls and can be used to selectively transport ions and other species between aqueous volumes. One application of this research is the formation of a standardized BLM contained within a portable and disposable housing for use in medical diagnostics. This concept utilizes a flexible polymer 'chip' that has internal compartments for housing both an organic solvent and an aqueous solution, which contains phospholipid molecules, proteins, and specific analyte molecules. The formation of a BLM within the chip enables integration of the chip into an electronic reader to perform diagnostic measurements of the sample. A key element of the bilayer formation process requires a single aqueous volume to first be separated into multiple volumes such that it can then be reattached to form a bilayer at the interface. This process, called the regulated attachment method, relies on the geometry of the deformable 'chip' to separate and reattach the aqueous contents held inside by opening and closing an aperture that divides adjacent compartments through the application of mechanical force. The purpose of this research is to develop an optimized chip that provides a controllable method for initially separating the aqueous phase via dynamic excitation. This study focuses on two specific aspects: designing an efficient excitation method for separating the aqueous volume, and optimizing the geometry of the chip to decrease the required input energy and better target the location and duration of the separation. Finite Element (FE) models are used to optimize the chip geometry and to identify suitable excitation signals. A series of experimental studies are also presented to validate the FE models.

  14. Development of polymer 'chips' used in medical diagnostics

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    Brush, Zachary G; Schultz, Laura M; Vanness, Justin W; Farinholt, Kevin M; Sarles, Stephen; Leo, Donald

    2010-11-03

    In recent years, there has been growing interest in creating bio-inspired devices that feature artificial bilayer lipid membranes (BLM), or lipid bilayers. These membranes can be tailored to mimic the structure and transport properties of cellular walls and can be used to selectively transport ions and other species between aqueous volumes. One application of this research is the formation of a standardized BLM contained within a portable and disposable housing for use in medical diagnostics. This concept utilizes a flexible polymer 'chip' that has internal compartments for housing both an organic solvent and an aqueous solution, which contains phospholipid molecules, proteins, and specific analyte molecules. The formation of a BLM within the chip enables integration of the chip into an electronic reader to perform diagnostic measurements of the sample. A key element of the bilayer formation process requires a single aqueous volume to first be separated into multiple volumes such that it can then be reattached to form a bilayer at the interface. This process, called the regulated attachment method, relies on the geometry of the deformable 'chip' to separate and reattach the aqueous contents held inside by opening and closing an aperture that divides adjacent compartments through the application of mechanical force. The purpose of this research is to develop an optimized chip that provides a controllable method for initially separating the aqueous phase via dynamic excitation. This study focuses on two specific aspects: designing an efficient excitation method for separating the aqueous volume, and optimizing the geometry of the chip to decrease the required input energy and better target the location and duration of the separation. Finite Element (FE) models are used to optimize the chip geometry and to identify suitable excitation signals. A series of experimental studies are also presented to validate the FE models.

  15. A Simple Intervention Increases Retention Rates of Medical Student Daily Evaluations During a Fourth Year Elective Rotation in Emergency Medicine

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    Golden, A; Wasserman, J; Bania, T; Stratton, J

    2014-01-01

    Daily Evaluations During a Fourth Year Elective Rotation inNY Background: The majority of fourth year medical students’

  16. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 25, NO. 6, JUNE 2006 755 Adaptive Reproducing Kernel Particle Method for

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    Thompson, Paul

    was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research

  17. WE-A-16A-01: International Medical Physics Symposium: Increasing Access to Medical Physics Education/Training and Research Excellence

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    Bortfeld, T; Ngoma, T; Odedina, F; Morgan, S; Wu, R; Sajo, E; Ngwa, W

    2014-06-15

    In response to a world in which cancer is a growing global health challenge, there is now a greater need for US Medical Physicists and other Radiation Oncology professionals across institutions to work together and be more globally engaged in the fight against cancer. There are currently many opportunities for Medical Physicists to contribute to alleviating this pressing need, especially in helping enhance access to Medical Physics Education/training and Research Excellence across international boundaries, particularly for low and middle-income countries (LMIC), which suffer from a drastic shortage of accessible knowledge and quality training programs in radiotherapy. Many Medical Physicists are not aware of the range of opportunities that even with small effort could have a high impact. Faculty at the two CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Programs in New England: the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Harvard Medical School have developed a growing alliance to increase Access to Medical Physics Education/training and Research Excellence (AMPERE), and facilitate greater active involvement of U.S. Medical Physicists in helping the global fight against cancer and cancer disparities. In this symposium, AMPERE Alliance members and partners from Europe and Africa will present and discuss the growing global cancer challenge, the dearth of knowledge, research, and other barriers to providing life-saving radiotherapy in LMIC, mechanisms for meeting these challenges, the different opportunities for participation by Medical Physicists, including students and residents, and how participation can be facilitated to increase AMPERE for global health. Learning Objectives: To learn about the growing global cancer challenge, areas of greatest need and limitations to accessing knowledge and quality radiotherapy training programs, especially in LMIC; To learn about the range of opportunities for Medical Physicists, including students and residents, to work together in global health to help increase AMPERE and alleviate the growing global burden of cancer; To present and discuss a new model for harmonizing Medical Physics Training across countries and how this model (UMass and Heidelberg) could be extended to LMIC in collaboration with the IAEA; To highlight a new platform and program for facilitating contributions by Medical Physicists to increase AMPERE towards the elimination of global cancer disparities. Challenges in Cancer Control in Africa Twalib A. Ngoma, MD, Professor, Executive Director, Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Cancer care in Africa is beset by lack of attention, political will, cancer registries, cancer plans, human resources, financial resources and treatment facilities.. As a result of this, cancer patients in Africa are far more likely to die of their disease than those in developed countries. According to data from the WHO 750,000 new cancer cases occur in Africa every year and this number is predicted to rise by 70% by 2020. To make matters worse, an estimated 75% of cancer patients in Africa have advanced or incurable cancers at diagnosis making palliative care the most realistic approach to their management. Furthermore, Cancer prevention is nearly nonexistent, cancer detection is rare and treatment usually comes too late and is inefficient. The overall mortality-to-incidence ratio for men with cancer in the Africa is 0.75 compared with 0.54 in the developed world while the ratios for women in Africa, is 0.65 compared with 0.45 for women in the developed world. There is also limited access to radiotherapy. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), whilst developed countries usually have one radiotherapy machine per 250,000 people, most African nations have only one machine per ten million people. The above numbers are alarming and speak for themselves. The only solution to improve this alarming situation is to address the major challenges which African countries face in provision of cancer services which include but not limited to lack of cancer registries, lack of funding

  18. The Research Year Medical students and odontology students at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University can apply

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    information for medical students Medical students doing a research year during the 2nd or 3rd year1of5 The Research Year Medical students and odontology students at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University can apply for enrolment in the research year; a oneyear pregraduate programme

  19. Benefits of Medical Radiation Exposures http://hps.org/hpspublications/articles/Benefitsofmedradexposures.html[10/3/2011 11:48:08 AM

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    Chan, Hue Sun

    Members Login Contact Us Site Map Search #12;Benefits of Medical Radiation Exposures httpBenefits of Medical Radiation Exposures http Events . State of the Science Workshop: Radiation Exposure, Medical Countermeasures and Treatment 11 Oct

  20. Large-scale consensus clustering and data ownership considerations for medical applications

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    Ezeozue, Chidube Donald

    2013-01-01

    An intersection of events has led to a massive increase in the amount of medical data being collected from patients inside and outside the hospital. These events include the development of new sensors, the continuous ...

  1. Developing an Asia-Pacific manufacturing footprint strategy in the medical device industry

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    Dev, Nishanth K. (Nishanth Krishna)

    2013-01-01

    As medical device manufacturers operating in the Asia-Pacific region are planning for increased demand in the near future, they must evaluate their manufacturing footprint strategies to determine if they are getting the ...

  2. Model of medical supply demand and astronaut health for long-duration human space flight

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    Assad, Albert

    2009-01-01

    The medical care of space crews is the primary limiting factor in the achievement of long-duration space missions. (Nicogossian 2003) The goal of this thesis was to develop a model of long-duration human space flight ...

  3. Preventive maintenance scheduling based on failure data in a medical device manufacturing facility

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    Mohd Fauzi, Mohammed Faizal B

    2009-01-01

    This study was conducted at a medical device production facility where analysis was done on the reliability of Product S barrel molds for the purpose of predicting preventive maintenance (PM) schedule. Pareto Rule was ...

  4. A Brain-Machine Interface for Control of Medically-Induced Coma

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    Shanechi, Maryam M.

    Medically-induced coma is a drug-induced state of profound brain inactivation and unconsciousness used to treat refractory intracranial hypertension and to manage treatment-resistant epilepsy. The state of coma is achieved ...

  5. 21A.215 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health, Fall 2008

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    Jackson, Jean

    This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular ...

  6. DESIGN OF A SUBCRITICAL AQUEOUS TARGET SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL ISOTOPE PRODUCTION 

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    Vega, Richard Manuel

    2013-12-10

    The United States consumes almost half of all medical isotopes produced worldwide, and relies on foreign sources for nearly its entire supply. These isotopes are produced in nuclear reactors which are very costly to construct. A domestic supply may...

  7. Mergers & acquisitions in the medical device industry : an exploration of factors influencing valuation

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    Robins, Jason S

    2008-01-01

    Valuing medical device companies and technologies is a complex process. Several different approaches and models are often used in combination to determine a transaction valuation. This research uses the Enterprise Value ...

  8. A systems approach to improving patient safety through medical device purchasing

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    Hinrichs, Saba

    2010-10-12

    safety from a systems perspective, acknowledging that medical device errors are not only directly related to device design, but to the design of the healthcare delivery service system in which the device operates. Little evidence exists of successfully...

  9. The design and evaluation of a mobile handheld intervention for providing context-sensitive medication reminders

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    Kaushik, Pallavi

    2005-01-01

    This work introduces the design and exploratory evaluation of a home reminder system for medication and healthcare that situates the timing and location of reminders based on contextual information about the user. The ...

  10. Model for a web based communication system between clinical engineers and medical device companies 

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    Misri, Sandeep

    1999-01-01

    manufacturers. Due to huge numbers of both, an elective means of a 'many to many' interaction between the two is presently not available. This project proposes a model of a communication system between clinical engineers and medical device manufacturers based...

  11. Transitional development within shifting spheres of conflict : the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committee

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    Erekat, Dana (Dana M.)

    2009-01-01

    This thesis examines how an NGO can function and create change within the shifting domains of Palestinian stability and conflict through the case study of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committee (UPMRC). Palestinian ...

  12. Revision submitted to `Medical Engineering & Physics' September 2009 Posturographic Measures in Healthy Young Adults during

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    Popovic, Milos R.

    Revision submitted to `Medical Engineering & Physics' ­ September 2009 Posturographic Measures. Popovic1,2 Affiliations: 1 Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto.-Ing. Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory, Lyndhurst Centre Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 520 Sutherland Drive

  13. UC Davis Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan Page 2 Introduction

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    Ullrich, Paul

    , an 800-member physician's practice group and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. UC Davis Medical Center has the region's only Level I pediatric and adult trauma centers; the UC Davis MIND Institute

  14. How do Medical Societies Select Science for Conference Presentation? How Should They?

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    Kuczmarski, Thomas; Raja, Ali S.; Pallin, Daniel J.

    2015-01-01

    of Emergency Medicine conference. BMC Health Serv Res. 2002;Select Science for Conference Presentation? How Should They?of large U.S. medical conferences, and found that most do

  15. Deliberate Apprenticeship in the Pediatric Emergency Department Improves Experience for Third-year Medical Students

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    Iyer, Maya Subbarao; Mullan, Patricia Bridget; Santen, Sally; Sikavitsas, Athina; Christner, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    M, et al. Developing a third-year 4. Hunter A, Desai S,MR, Hyun E, Tews M, et al. Third-year medical student theImproves Experience for Third-year Students Maya Subbarao

  16. An Exploration of Participant Motives and Motivational Tensions in Short-Term Medical Service Trips

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    Sykes, Kevin James

    2014-05-31

    Short-term medical service trips (MSTs) are an increasingly popular, although not new, way for healthcare providers from high-income countries (HICs) to provide healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In ...

  17. Web-Based Workshop & Webinar Series: Obesity Education and Resources for Medical Students 

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    Shroads, Laurie

    2015-08-07

    Lack of formal nutrition education in the medical school curriculum has been a key component of barriers in presenting weight loss recommendations to overweight/obese patients, as reported by practicing physicians. Web-based ...

  18. State Prisoners' Rights to Medical Treatment: Merely Elusive or Wholly Illusory

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    Martin, Damon

    1983-01-01

    man- kind' "); Klein, Prisoners'Rights to Health Care, supraat 12 n.71. Note, Prisoners'Rights, 69 GEO. L.J. 591, 609-Medical Treatment of Prisoners as Cruel and Unusual

  19. Julie Gralow, MD Director Breast Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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    Brent, Roger

    Julie Gralow, MD Director Breast Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Founder Care Alliance, as well as a Member of the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer

  20. Systems Theoretic Accident Model and Process application : quality control in medical device manufacturing

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    Li, Tieyu

    2013-01-01

    The goal of medical device industry is to provide patients and healthcare professionals effective, reliable, safe and affordable products. However, due to the dynamic and competitive operation and business environment, ...

  1. Diagnostic E-codes for commonly used, narrow therapeutic index medications poorly predict adverse drug events

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    Hennessy, Sean

    in identifying drug toxicity precipitating hospitali- zation, among elderly users of high-risk medications. Study, in abstract form, at the 21st International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management

  2. ADOLESCENT SELF-MANAGEMENT OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

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    Talley, Jan Anderson

    2010-07-29

    A relatively high rate of emotional, behavioral and/or psychiatric disorders occurs among children and adolescents in the United States, and often these disorders are treated with various types of psychotropic medications. A review of the literature...

  3. MASTER'S PROGRAMME IN MEDICAL PHYSICS Jointly organised by ICTP and Trieste University

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    in Medical Physics - A second year of supervised Clinical Training After the Master, the recommendation is to follow other 1-2 years of Clinical Training, clinicians and regulators. CORE MODULES The core modules are provided below

  4. Actuation of shape memory polymer using magnetic fields for applications in medical devices

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    Buckley, Patrick Regan, 1981-

    2004-01-01

    A novel approach to the heating and actuation of shape memory polymer using dispersed Curie temperature thermo-regulated particles is proposed. Such a material has potential applications in medical devices which are delivered ...

  5. Temporal Patterns of Medications Dispensed to Children and Adolescents in a National Insured Population

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    Olson, Karen L.

    This study aimed to comprehensively describe prevalence and temporal dispensing patterns for medications prescribed to children and adolescents in the United States. Participants were 1.6 million children (49% female) under ...

  6. A biomedical device business plan for Medicraften Devices Inc. to develop a fluid medication dispenser

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    Louison, Charles Davidson

    2006-01-01

    This thesis surrounds an analysis to understand what it would take for a company to successfully launch a prescription fluid dispensing device. This device would in theory be able to dispense medication at any time daily ...

  7. Medical Hardware for the Space Environment: An Engineering Experience at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 

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    Reyna, Baraquiel

    2011-10-21

    The complexity and amount of medical hardware needed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) constantly shifts with mission requirements. Early missions such as Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo required minimal, relatively non-complex...

  8. Californians Newly Eligible for Medi-Cal under Health Care Reform

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    Pourat, Nadereh; Martinez, Ana E.; Kominski, Gerald F.

    2011-01-01

    for Medi-Cal under Health Care Reform Nadereh Pourat, Ana E.implementation of health care reform by incorporating manyCal under Health Care Reform. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center

  9. A Case Study of the Infusion of Bioethics into a Medical School Curriculum 

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    Wakefield, Karen June

    2014-04-25

    the healing of the mind. In addition, the early Mormon religious movement voiced opposi- tion to medical care by physicians. The Mormons accepted only roots and herbs for me- dicinal purposes and supported the right to forgo mandatory smallpox vaccinations...

  10. Representation of Movement N S C Price and R T Born, Harvard Medical School,

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    Born, Richard

    Representation of Movement N S C Price and R T Born, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA ã 2009 energy model, incor- porates simple linear spatial and temporal prefilters that reduce aliasing and help

  11. Application for Emergency Medical Transfer of IFQ Page 1 of 8

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    /seller [ ] NMFS loan program [ ] Alaska Dept. Of Commerce [ ] Processor/fishing company [ ] Other (explain)? [ ] No Relationship [ ] Relative [ ] Business Partner [ ] Friend [ ] Family Member [ ] Other (explain or applicant's family member (attach documentation of the medical condition and a description of the care

  12. Automatic analysis of medical dialogue in the home hemodialysis domain : structure induction and summarization

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    Lacson, Ronilda Covar, 1968-

    2005-01-01

    Spoken medical dialogue is a valuable source of information, and it forms a foundation for diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic management. However, understanding even a perfect transcript of spoken dialogue is challenging ...

  13. Method and system for determining precursors of health abnormalities from processing medical records

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    Patton, Robert M; Potok, Thomas E; Beckerman, Barbara G

    2013-06-25

    Medical reports are converted to document vectors in computing apparatus and sampled by applying a maximum variation sampling function including a fitness function to the document vectors to reduce a number of medical records being processed and to increase the diversity of the medical records being processed. Linguistic phrases are extracted from the medical records and converted to s-grams. A Haar wavelet function is applied to the s-grams over the preselected time interval; and the coefficient results of the Haar wavelet function are examined for patterns representing the likelihood of health abnormalities. This confirms certain s-grams as precursors of the health abnormality and a parameter can be calculated in relation to the occurrence of such a health abnormality.

  14. Putting Pediatric Off Label Prescribing on the Map: A Study to Understand which Children, Medications and Physicians are Involved in Prescribing Drugs for Unapproved Uses

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    Bazzano, Alicia Theresa Francesca

    2012-01-01

    deaths associated with cough and cold medications--twodeaths associated with cough and cold medications--twoon prescription rates of cough and cold medicines in

  15. WCTP Policy Memo 13-008 SUBJECT: WTU/CBWTU Non-Medical Attendants Policy

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;WCTP Policy Memo 13-008 SUBJECT: WTU/CBWTU Non-Medical Attendants Policy NMA Entitlements Counseling Enclosure 1 #12;WCTP Policy Memo 13-008 SUBJECT: WTU/CBWTU Non-Medical Attendants Policy NMA Entitlements Counseling Enclosure 1 #12;WCTP Policy Memo 13-008 SUBJECT: WTU/CBWTU Non

  16. Fostering a culture of interprofessional education for radiation therapy and medical dosimetry students

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    Lavender, Charlotte, E-mail: charlavender@gmail.com; Miller, Seth; Church, Jessica; Chen, Ronald C.; Muresan, Petronella A.; Adams, Robert D.

    2014-04-01

    A less-studied aspect of radiation therapy and medical dosimetry education is experiential learning through attendance at interprofessional conferences. University of North Carolina radiation therapy and medical dosimetry students regularly attended morning conferences and daily pretreatment peer review, including approximately 145 hours of direct interaction with medical attending physicians and residents, medical physicists, and other faculty. We herein assessed the effect of their participation in these interprofessional conferences on knowledge and communication. The students who graduated from our radiation therapy and medical dosimetry programs who were exposed to the interprofessional education initiative were compared with those who graduated in the previous years. The groups were compared with regard to their knowledge (as assessed by grades on end-of-training examinations) and team communication (assessed via survey). The results for the 2 groups were compared via exact tests. There was a trend for the examination scores for the 2012 cohort to be higher than for the 2007 to 2011 groups. Survey results suggested that students who attended the interprofessional education sessions were more comfortable speaking with attending physicians, residents, physicists, and faculty compared with earlier students who did not attend these educational sessions. Interprofessional education, particularly vertical integration, appears to provide an enhanced educational experience both in regard to knowledge (per the examination scores) and in building a sense of communication (via the survey results). Integration of interprofessional education into radiation therapy and medical dosimetry educational programs may represent an opportunity to enrich the learning experience in multiple ways and merits further study.

  17. Medical Physiology Online (MPO) http://www.medicalphysiologyonline.org Wilson BJ, Hart GLW, Parcell AC. Cardiac Inter-Beat Interval Complexity is Influenced by Physical; Activity. Medical

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    Hart, Gus

    Medical Physiology Online (MPO) http://www.medicalphysiologyonline.org Wilson BJ, Hart GLW, Parcell. Wilson 1 , Gus L. W. Hart 2 , and Allen C. Parcell 3 1 Department of Recreation Management and Youth://www.medicalphysiologyonline.org Wilson BJ, Hart GLW, Parcell AC. Cardiac Inter-Beat Interval Complexity is Influenced by Physical

  18. Maternal Supplement Use During Pregnancy

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    Bratton, Mallory Michelle

    2012-05-31

    Background: There is little consensus regarding the need for vitamin and mineral supplementation during pregnancy. The composition and use of supplements among pregnant women varies greatly. Toxicity or inadequacy of nutrients could have health...

  19. Media representation of maternal neonaticide 

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    Lewis, Jocelyn Renee

    2008-10-10

    The present research conducted a rich discourse analysis of an episode of the fictional television crime drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as a content analysis of local and national news transcripts focusing ...

  20. Upgradation of nuclear medical equipment in the developing countries and its impact in Bangladesh

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    Jahangir, S M; Haque, M A S; Hoq, M; Mawla, Y; Morium, T; Uddin, M R; Xie, Y

    2002-01-01

    Bangladesh has thirteen Nuclear Medical Centres and one Institute of Nuclear Medicine in the country which are being run and maintained by the physicians scientists and engineers of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. The peaceful application of atomic energy was initiated through all these Centres with the use of clinical isotopes for thyroid and kidney studies. The equipment used for these purposes were the thyroid uptake system, rectilinear scanner and the multiprobe renogram system. The first gamma camera was installed in the country in 1980 at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Dhaka. That was the turning point for the country in the field of nuclear medicine. Presently all the nuclear medical establishments are equipped least with a gamma camera, thyroid uptake system and a renogram system. In the last two decades there has been a tremendous development in the design of nuclear medical equipment. Most of the old equipments were slow and manually operated. In the beginning of nineties of the past centur...

  1. Investigating Students' Ideas About X-rays While Developing Teaching Materials for a Medical Physics Course

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    Kalita, Spartak; Zollman, Dean [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506-2601 (United States)

    2007-01-30

    The goal of the Modern Miracle Medical Machines project is to promote pre-med students' interest in physics by using the context of contemporary medical imaging. The X-ray medical imaging learning module will be a central part of this effort. To investigate students' transfer of learning in this context we have conducted a series of clinical and teaching interviews. In the latter interview, some of the proposed learning materials were used. The students brought to our discussion pieces of knowledge transferred from very different sources such as their own X-ray experiences, previous learning and the mass media. This transfer seems to result in more or less firm mental models which often are not always internally consistent or coherent.

  2. Reply to Comments Regarding "Deliberate Apprenticeship in the Pediatric Emergency Department Improves Experience for Third Year Medical Students"

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    Iyer, Maya Subbarao

    2014-01-01

    improves experience for third- year students. West J Emergmodel to be useful for third year medical students rotatingImproves Experience for Third-year Students” Conflicts of

  3. Subscriber access provided by UNIV TEXAS SW MEDICAL CENTER Analytical Chemistry is published by the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth

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    Gao, Jinming

    Subscriber access provided by UNIV TEXAS SW MEDICAL CENTER Analytical Chemistry is published Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 68, No. 13, July 1, 1996 2287 #12;

  4. Abstract--During medical procedures, such as surgery, a patient's vital signs are typically monitored using a web of

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    Ma, Hongshen

    Abstract--During medical procedures, such as surgery, a patient's vital signs are typically unit, patient vital signs are obtained through various wires and adhesive electrodes attached

  5. Relevance of IsoDAR and DAEdALUS to Medical Radioisotope Production

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    Jose R. Alonso

    2012-09-21

    The very-high current cyclotrons being designed for the IsoDAR and DAEdALUS experiments are of value to fields outside of neutrino physics. In particular, the medical isotopes industry can benefit from these cyclotron developments to produce a new generation of machines with capabilities far in excess of today's technology. This paper provides a tutorial on the field of medical isotopes: from properties of isotopes desired for clinical applications, to production considerations and available technology, concluding with discussion of the impact of the new cyclotrons on the field.

  6. Relevance of IsoDAR and DAEdALUS to Medical Radioisotope Production

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    Alonso, Jose R

    2012-01-01

    The very-high current cyclotrons being designed for the IsoDAR and DAEdALUS experiments are of value to fields outside of neutrino physics. In particular, the medical isotopes industry can benefit from these cyclotron developments to produce a new generation of machines with capabilities far in excess of today's technology. This paper provides a tutorial on the field of medical isotopes: from properties of isotopes desired for clinical applications, to production considerations and available technology, concluding with discussion of the impact of the new cyclotrons on the field.

  7. Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach

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    Nagurney, Anna

    operational cost minimization, and the minimization of cost associated with nuclear waste discarding, coupled, the underlying physics of radioactive decay, and the inclusion of waste management. We focus on Molybdenum-99 dueMedical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach Anna

  8. PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES @ UC DAVIS HEALTH SCIENCES DRIVE Medical Sciences 1-C Building Davis, CA 95616

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    straight and follow around to visitor parking lot 56 (VP 56). Visitor parking for the School of Medicine and Med Sci 1-C is most convenient in visitor parking lot 56(VP56). MEDICAL SCIENCES 1-C (MS1-C Parking is also available in staff parking lots (P54 & P52) after 5:00 pm, as well. Parking costs $8

  9. Published in the Proceedings of the 1 International Conference on Medical Physics and Biomedical

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    of Nuclear Medicine, Patras, Greece. Abstract In this paper, aspects of the design of an intelligent medical. The system comprises three major parts: a user interface (UI), a database management system (DBMS, based on patient data. Knowledge is represented via an integrated formalism that combines production

  10. How can we make smartphones smarter, solar energy less expensive and medical

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    Toronto, University of

    CHALLENGE: How can we make smartphones smarter, solar energy less expensive and medical conditions our partners in industry to build the 21st century nanotechnologies needed to provide faster, greener the cutting-edge technology known as quantum dot solar cells. Quantum dots are semiconducting nanoparticles

  11. Deep learning with non-medical training used for chest pathology identification

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    Wolf, Lior

    Deep learning with non-medical training used for chest pathology identification Yaniv Bar1 , Idit, Israel ABSTRACT In this work, we examine the strength of deep learning approaches for pathology detection in chest radiograph data. Convolutional neural networks (CNN) deep architecture classification approaches

  12. The Research Year Medical students and odontology students at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus

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    students doing a research year during the 2nd or 3rd year of their Master's degree may choose to base1of5 The Research Year Medical students and odontology students at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University can apply for enrolment in the research year; a one-year pre-graduate programme in health

  13. Kennedy Krieger Institute is committed to the privacy and confidentiality of your medical

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    Pevsner, Jonathan

    Kennedy Krieger Institute is committed to the privacy and confidentiality of your medical, or by contacting the Kennedy Krieger Institute Privacy Officer as explained at the end of this notice. It also have. The revised notice will be available online at kennedykrieger.org. Kennedy Krieger's Notice

  14. Associative Classifiers for Medical Images Maria-Luiza Antonie, Osmar R. Zaiane, and Alexandru Coman

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    Zaiane, Osmar R.

    , acoman}@cs.ualberta.ca Abstract. This paper presents two classification systems for medical images based in a classification model. The experimental results show that the method performs well, reaching over 80% in accuracy mining architecture for image classification. 1 Introduction Association rule mining is one of the most

  15. DIVING MEDICAL EXAM OVERVIEW FOR THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN TO THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN

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    Pringle, James "Jamie"

    (attached) may indicate potential health or safety risks as noted. Your evaluation is requested on the attached scuba Diving Fitness Medical Evaluation Report. If you have questions about diving medicine, you Scuba and other modes of compressed-gas diving can be strenuous and hazardous. A special risk is present

  16. Improving Computational Efficiency for Personalized Medical Applications in Mobile Cloud Computing Environment

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    Obradovic, Zoran

    Improving Computational Efficiency for Personalized Medical Applications in Mobile Cloud Computing pronounced. First one is mobile computing and the second one is cloud services. Both these technologies have and wellness applications space. The affordances offered by mobile computing devices are commonplace and so

  17. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences School of Health & Social Care

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    Doran, Simon J.

    to student need and focus. Module Content This will be individually created by students Pre to learning and teaching. Review meetings will be held to see how the student's development is progressing of their individually focused module learning outcomes. Word Count: 2000 words Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  18. U of A Policies and Procedures On-Line (UAPPOL) Medical Laboratory Science Technical Standards Policy

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    MacMillan, Andrew

    U of A Policies and Procedures On-Line (UAPPOL) Medical Laboratory Science Technical Standards to diagnose and manage health problems, perform technical and laboratory skills and, as needed, provide complete certain technical procedures in a reasonable time, all the while ensuring patient safety. POLICY

  19. VESSEL SEGMENTATION IN MEDICAL IMAGING USING A TIGHT-FRAME BASED ALGORITHM

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    Chan, Raymond

    VESSEL SEGMENTATION IN MEDICAL IMAGING USING A TIGHT-FRAME BASED ALGORITHM XIAOHAO CAI, RAYMOND vessels in magnetic resonance angiography images. Our method iteratively refines a region that encloses the potential boundary of the vessels. At each iteration, we apply the tight-frame algorithm to denoise

  20. Time Entry Form Overtime Eligible Staff & Temporaries Harvard Medical School Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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    Dorf, Martin E.

    Time Entry Form ­ Overtime Eligible Staff & Temporaries Harvard Medical School Harvard School of Dental Medicine Action: Reported Time Prior Period Adjustment Name: Week Ending: Employee ID: Job Title: Dept: Job Rcd #: Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Time Type Tub Org Fund Activity Sub-Act Root Rate Comments

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

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    Columbia University

    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

  2. Medical Sciences Division Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education report for 1992

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    Not Available

    1992-12-31

    Research programs from the medical science division of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) are briefly described in the following areas: Biochemistry, cytogenetics, microbiology, center for epidemiologic research, radiation medicine, radiation internal dose information center, center for human reliability studies, facility safety, occupational medicine, and radiation emergency assistance center/training site.

  3. Operations Research Tools for Addressing Current Challenges in Emergency Medical Services

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    Henderson, Shane

    Operations Research Tools for Addressing Current Challenges in Emergency Medical Services Shane G of the key challenges and potential operations research based remedies, and to discuss in detail one for both operations research specialists and EMS professionals, although it is written primarily for EMS

  4. The Potential Health Impact of Wind Turbines Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Report

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    The Potential Health Impact of Wind Turbines Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Report May 2010) of Ontario in response to public health concerns about wind turbines, particularly related to noise. Assisted by wind turbines. The review concludes that while some people living near wind turbines report symptoms

  5. High Performance Computing in the Life/Medical SciencesVirginiaBioinformaticsInstitute

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    Virginia Tech

    High Performance Computing in the Life/Medical SciencesVirginiaBioinformaticsInstitute 2 week in high performance computing and data intensive computing 4. basic knowledge of relational databases (i Program Dates: July 17 - 25 Application deadline is March 30, 2012 High Performance Computing in the Life

  6. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING VOL. 15, NO. 4, AUGUST 1996 453 Tracking Myocardial Deformation

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    Duncan, James S.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING VOL. 15, NO. 4, AUGUST 1996 453 Tracking Myocardial Deformation Using Phase Contrast MR Velocity Fields: A Stochastic Approach Fran¸cois G. Meyer, Member, IEEE,, R. Todd Constable, Member, IEEE,, Albert J. Sinusas, and James. S. Duncan, Senior Member, IEEE

  7. A Finger on the Pulse: Temporal Rhythms and Information Seeking in Medical Work

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    Dourish,Paul

    A Finger on the Pulse: Temporal Rhythms and Information Seeking in Medical Work Madhu Reddy and Paul Dourish Information and Computer Science University of California Irvine Irvine, CA 92697-3425 USA {mreddy, jpd}@ics.uci.edu ABSTRACT Most cooperative work takes place in information-rich environments

  8. Marr, David Lucia M Vaina, Boston University and Harvard Medical School, Boston,

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    Vaina, Lucia M.

    Level 1 Marr, David Lucia M Vaina, Boston University and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA INTRODUCTION 0456.001 David Courtnay Marr was born on 19 January 1945 in Essex, England. He with meticulous synthesis of the available neuroanatomical data, Marr pro- posed a definite answer

  9. MedSLT: A Limited-Domain Unidirectional Grammar-Based Medical Speech Translator

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    MedSLT: A Limited-Domain Unidirectional Grammar-Based Medical Speech Translator Manny Rayner, TIM/ISSCO, 40 bvd du Pont-d'Arve, CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland Emmanuel.Rayner elsewhere (Bouillon et al., 2005; Rayner et al., 2005a), so this section will only present a brief summary

  10. Multiple Watermark Method for Privacy Control and Tamper Detection in Medical Images

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    Roe, Paul

    Multiple Watermark Method for Privacy Control and Tamper Detection in Medical Images Chaw-Seng Woo1, and tampering can be de- tected using a fragile watermark. The embedded pa- tient data not only save storage embedding and the effectiveness of locating tampered regions. 1. Introduction As we move into the digital

  11. L Lab Building C-5 MEB Medical Examiner's Building C-10

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    L Lab Building C-5 MEB Medical Examiner's Building C-10 MSI UConn Musculoskeletal Institute C-7 MUN LEGEND Abbr. Building Na me Grid A Academic Building D-4 ARC American Red Cross C-9 ASB Administrative Services Building C-7 B Building B D-4 B18 Building 18 C-7 B20 Building 20 D-4 C Clinic Building D-5 CCC

  12. Medical surveillance of employee health at the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory

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    Chester, T.J.

    1992-03-01

    Medical surveillance can best be defined as conducting specific, targeted medical examinations at pre-determined intervals for the purpose of assessing whether individuals have suffered work-related illness or injury. The objectives of the medical examinations are to determine if there is any evidence of illness or injury and to determine whether any illness or injury found is occupationally related. If illness or injury is found, the employee under medical surveillance can be referred for immediate treatment. Other employees in the same work group can be examined, and any hazardous defects in the workplace can be corrected. Additional objectives of these periodic examinations are to determine whether the employee's health status and physical fitness continue to be compatible with the safe performance of his assigned job tasks; to contribute to employee health maintenance by providing the opportunity for early detection, treatment, and prevention of disease or injuries; and to provide a documented record status that can be used in analysis of the health of the work group as a whole.

  13. Medical surveillance of employee health at the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory

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    Chester, T.J.

    1992-03-01

    Medical surveillance can best be defined as conducting specific, targeted medical examinations at pre-determined intervals for the purpose of assessing whether individuals have suffered work-related illness or injury. The objectives of the medical examinations are to determine if there is any evidence of illness or injury and to determine whether any illness or injury found is occupationally related. If illness or injury is found, the employee under medical surveillance can be referred for immediate treatment. Other employees in the same work group can be examined, and any hazardous defects in the workplace can be corrected. Additional objectives of these periodic examinations are to determine whether the employee`s health status and physical fitness continue to be compatible with the safe performance of his assigned job tasks; to contribute to employee health maintenance by providing the opportunity for early detection, treatment, and prevention of disease or injuries; and to provide a documented record status that can be used in analysis of the health of the work group as a whole.

  14. Database and Metadata Support of a Web-based Multimedia Digital Library for Medical Education

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    Gruenwald, Le

    Libraries play an important role in education; they are beneficial to both instructors and students. Many System (IMS) standard for metadata representation and the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject. We also use RDBMS to store metadata and support metadata queries. The National SMETE Library program

  15. Transfer Function Based Adaptive Decompression for Volume Rendering of Large Medical Data Sets

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    performance limitations in direct volume rendering pipelines. The methods presented in this paper exploit the medical knowledge embedded in the transfer function to reduce the required bandwidth in the pipeline be developed, replacing invasive methods with non-invasive methods to minimize patient risk and discomfort

  16. The Discourse of 'Distortion' and Health and Medical News Reports: A Genre Analysis Perspective 

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    McDermott (nee Suhardja), Imelda

    2009-01-01

    , the thesis demonstrates that Health and Medical News Reports are first and foremost news stories and that the proposed guidelines fail to achieve the envisaged changes precisely because they seem to be ignorant of this essential reality. In order to reach...

  17. Blue Shield ensures uninterrupted access to quality medical care after Palm Drive Hospital ceases operations

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    Ravikumar, B.

    Blue Shield ensures uninterrupted access to quality medical care after Palm Drive Hospital ceases and inpatient services due to the hospital's bankruptcy filing. This closure affects Blue Shield HMO plan members who have been utilizing Palm Drive Hospital services. Please be advised that Blue Shield

  18. is a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges and related

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    Zhou, Xianghong Jasmine

    MCAT® is a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges and related trademarks owned's Doctors Preview Guide for the MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition) September 2012 #12;This is the second edition for the MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition) © 2012 AAMC. May not be reproduced without permission. 1 Table

  19. Medical Physics Letter Digital tomosynthesis of the chest for lung nodule detection: Interim

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    Medical Physics Letter Digital tomosynthesis of the chest for lung nodule detection: Interim tomosynthesis for improving detectability of small lung nodules. Twenty-one patients under- going computed tomography CT to follow up lung nodules were consented and enrolled to receive an additional digital PA chest

  20. An Adaptive, Knowledge-Driven Medical Image Search Engine for Interactive Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease

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    Chandy, John A.

    An Adaptive, Knowledge-Driven Medical Image Search Engine for Interactive Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Abstract Characterization and quantification of the severity of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLD have been obtained on a small test set. Keywords: CT; texture analysis; interstitial lung disease

  1. Web-Based Workshop: Nutrition and Obesity Education Tools and Resources for Medical Students 

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    Terhune, Tamren

    2014-05-30

    nutrition education into medical school curriculums have been addressed by utilizing web-based learning opportunities. A web-based workshop (WBW), providing nutrition and obesity education tools and resources, was developed and pilot-tested to 1st through 4...

  2. Lesson Title: CDC Recommendations for Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children: Medical Service Providers

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    Lesson Title: CDC Recommendations for Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children arrived refugee children (e.g., physicians, nurses). Lesson Goal: To encourage direct medical service providers to conduct blood lead testing on all newly arrived refugee children and provide nutritional

  3. Rand medical discipline focused on har-nessing the power of stem cells and the

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    Rand medical discipline focused on har- nessing the power of stem cells and the body's own regenerative capabilities to restore function to damaged cells, tissues and organs. to develop into specialized cells and tissues. types they hope to transplant into patients to repair or replace damaged or destroyed

  4. Biologically inspired artificial haircell sensors Today's engineering systems, such as machines, vehicles, robots, medical devices, home

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    Valero-Cuevas, Francisco

    of polymer MEMS to enable simple sensor packaging and sensor-electronics integration. Short Bio: Chang LiuTitle: Biologically inspired artificial haircell sensors Abstract: Today's engineering systems, such as machines, vehicles, robots, medical devices, home appliances and entertainment devices, are often sensor

  5. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES POLICE/FIRE/MEDICAL EMERGENCY DIAL: 716-645-2222

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    Krovi, Venkat

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES POLICE/FIRE/MEDICAL EMERGENCY DIAL: 716-645-2222 For Non-Emergency Hazardous IMMEDIATELY when a fire alarm is activated, even if there are no obvious signs of an emergency! DO NOT use by emergency personnel and respond to location designated by your building coordinator outside the structure

  6. 2011 IMIA and Schattauer GmbH IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2011

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    Statnikov, Alexander

    © 2011 IMIA and Schattauer GmbH 146 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2011 Summary Objectives: (a) We interviewed, and invited to be co-authors of the present report, all practicing- ods as well as methods evaluations and applications in numerous projects, and finally, are active

  7. Product development of a device for manufacturing medical equipment for use in low-resource settings

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    Schlecht, Lisa (Lisa Anne)

    2010-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to describe the product design of a device that can be used to create medical supplies on-site in clinics in low-resource settings. The machine uses purely mechanical elements to cut and fold ...

  8. University of Massachusetts Lowell EXAMPLE ACADEMIC PLAN FOR PhD in PHYSICS -MEDICAL PHYSICS OPTION

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    University of Massachusetts Lowell EXAMPLE ACADEMIC PLAN FOR PhD in PHYSICS - MEDICAL PHYSICS OPTION Entering with MS in Physics This sequence assumes the entering student has advanced preparation in the core Physics courses, which are part of the requirements for the PhD degree in Physics. This includes

  9. University of Massachusetts Lowell EXAMPLE ACADEMIC PLAN FOR PhD in PHYSICS -MEDICAL PHYSICS OPTION

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    University of Massachusetts Lowell EXAMPLE ACADEMIC PLAN FOR PhD in PHYSICS - MEDICAL PHYSICS OPTION Entering with BS in Physics This sequence assumes the entering student has adequate preparation no physics remedial courses (95.500 level) are necessary. Year 1, Semester 1 (Fall) 95.605 Mathematical

  10. University of Connecticut Authorization for Disclosure and Release of Medical Information Form

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    University of Connecticut Authorization for Disclosure and Release of Medical Information Form Revised 10/13 As required by Connecticut law, the Office of Diversity and Equity may not use or disclose of Connecticut 241 Glenbrook Road - Unit 4175 Storrs, CT 06269-4175 Telephone - (860) 486-2943 Facsimile - (860

  11. [Revised 05/14/08] OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY

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    Baloh, Bob

    [Revised 05/14/08] OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY 825 N.E. 13th Street, C-315 Oklahoma City, OK 73104 www.omrf.ouhsc.edu CAP# 20361-01-01 Lab (405) 271-7771 CLIA

  12. [Revised 7/01/02] OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY

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    Baloh, Bob

    [Revised 7/01/02] OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY 825 N.E. 13th Street, C-315 Oklahoma City, OK 73104 www.omrf.ouhcs.edu CAP# 20361-01-01 Lab (405) 271-7771 Billing [405

  13. Postdoctoral position in microfluidics for life and medical sciences at Technion -Israel Institute of Technology

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    Rimon, Elon

    Postdoctoral position in microfluidics for life and medical sciences at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology The Microfluidic Technologies Laboratory at Technion, led by Prof. Moran Bercovici, is seeking of novel bio-microfluidic tools and assays. The Microfluidic Technologies Laboratory (microfluidics

  14. NELMA project. I. Objectives of the methodical aspects. [Nuclear Energy Laboratory of Medical and Agricultural Sciences

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    Madueme, G.C.

    1980-09-01

    The significance of the NELMA Project is presented. The main aim is to inject new and useful frontiers into the medical care facilities in Nigeria and to provide broader scopes for applying excited nuclear probes to research in bio-agricultural economics as well as in nuclear and solid state physics.

  15. Healthcare Energy: State University of New York Upstate Medical University East Wing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Building Technologies Office conducted a healthcare energy end-use monitoring project in partnership with two hospitals. This page contains highlights from monitoring at the the East Wing, a hospital building addition at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.

  16. Accurate and Robust Centerline Extraction from Tubular Structures in Medical Images

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    Subramanian, Kalpathi R.

    the power and usefulness of our model by testing it on a set of syn- thetically generated volumes, as well of objects in medical images, such as the lung, bronchia, blood vessels, and colon. Given the noise and other centerline extraction method, in terms of the smoothness as well as reduced artifacts, such as spurious

  17. Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science Seminar Series 21st Century Medical Diagnosis and

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    on technology since 1998, moving from print publications through email newsletters to blogs and has gainedInstitute for Critical Technology and Applied Science Seminar Series 21st Century Medical Diagnosis, serial entrepreneur and investor in emerging technologies Thursday, May 31, 2012, 10:30 - 11:30 am ICTAS

  18. SimITK: Model Driven Engineering for Medical Imaging Melissa Trezise1

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    Cordy, James R.

    , Ontario, Canada 2 University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 3 Dept. of Electrical & Computer and Registration Toolkit (ITK) is a highly utilized open source medical imaging library providing chiefly Engineering 1. INTRODUCTION The Insight Registration and Segmentation Toolkit (ITK)1 is a comprehensive open-source

  19. A Neuro-Fuzzy Approach as Medical Diagnostic R. Brause, F. Friedrich

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    Brause, R.

    A Neuro-Fuzzy Approach as Medical Diagnostic Interface R. Brause, F. Friedrich J life. With the appearance of neuro-fuzzy systems which use vague, human-like categories the situation has changed. Based on the well-known mechanisms of learning for RBF networks, a special neuro-fuzzy

  20. Medical and pharmaceutical wastes. (Latest citations from Pollution abstracts). Published Search

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    Not Available

    1993-02-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning medical and pharmaceutical waste regulation and disposal. The citations examine landfills and combustion as disposal options, and consider the economic viability of each. Also covered are the effects of pollutant effluents such as mercury, dioxins, infectious pathogens, residual ash, radioisotopes, and particulate air pollution. (Contains a minimum of 166 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  1. Published in Medical Image Analysis, 1(2):91108, 1996. Deformable Models

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    Tracking. 1 Introduction The rapid development and proliferation of medical imaging technologies, with the assistance of computers, clinically useful information about anatomic structures imaged through CT, MR, PET these elements into a coherent and consistent model of the structure. Traditional low-level image processing

  2. Medical Imaging: ECE-4BF3 Michael D. Noseworthy, Ph.D., P.Eng.

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    Haykin, Simon

    acquisition and formation; post-processing for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy; comparisons Objectives This course is designed to allow students to become familiar with medical imaging technologies applications with other imaging modalities (e.g. PET, SPECT, ultrasound, mammography, CT, EEG, MEG

  3. IVELINA VESSELINOVA ALEXANDROVA Webpage with interactive application: http://cyberneum.de/Medical/index.html

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    virtual environments; generating realistically animated virtual humans in real-time virtual environments Virtual Humans Using Predefined Bodily and Facial Emotions in Real-Time Immersive Virtual Environments" B., Tullius G., Bülthoff H. H. and Mohler B. J.: Animations of Medical Training Scenarios in Immersive Virtual

  4. Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Construction employers are required to provide medical

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    Minnesota, University of

    .S. in 2004, both work and non-work related. OSHA Standards That May Apply: 1910.134 Respiratory protection (general industry) 1910.151 Medical services and first aid (general industry) 1910.1030(c)(2) Bloodborne industry) 1926.103 Respiratory protection (construction industry) Links: Occupational Safety and Health

  5. SU-E-E-06: Teaching Medical Physics in a Radiology Museum

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    Bednarek, D; Rudin, S [University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To enhance the learning process in the teaching of medical physics by providing a venue to experience the historical equipment and devices of radiology. Methods: We have created a museum by assembling a large collection of equipment and artifacts related to radiology and medical physics. As part of a learning-in-context educational approach, classes for a survey course in medical physics are held in the museum so that students are able to visually and tangibly experience the implements of radiology, while related topics are discussed. The students learn how x-ray equipment and techniques evolved throughout the years and they learn to appreciate the differences and similarities between current x-ray technology and that of the early days. The collection contains items dating from the era of the discovery of x-rays up to recent times and includes gas x-ray tubes, hand-held fluoroscopes, generators, spark-gap kV meters, stereoscopes, glass-plate radiographs, a photofluorographic unit, wood-interspaced grid, flat-panel detector, linear-accelerator klystron, and brachytherapy radium applicators, as well as an extensive library containing some of the seminal literature of the field so that students can delve deeper into the technology. In addition to the classes, guided tours are provided for radiologic-technology, bioengineering, physics and medical students, as well as group and individual tours for the general public. Results: Student course assessments have consistently included positive expressions of their experience in the museum. Numerous students have volunteered to assist with display preparation and have learned by researching the content. Many individuals have been attracted on a walk-in basis and have expressed a deep curiosity in the technology, with positive feedback. Conclusion: The museum and its artifacts have been invaluable in stimulating interest in the history and technology of medical physics. Students and visitors alike obtain a deeper appreciation of the contribution physics has made to medicine.

  6. Outlook 2002/2003 Secure POP Configuration Settings for PC For Harvard Medical School Local and Remote Usage

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    Zhang, Yi

    Outlook 2002/2003 Secure POP Configuration Settings for PC For Harvard Medical School Local and Remote Usage Updated April 19, 2007 Overview Harvard Medical School supports Microsoft Outlook as a POP: With Outlook installed and open, select the Tools > E-mail accounts menu option. Step 2: Choose the "Add a new

  7. Medical University of South Carolina Environmental Hazards Assessment Program. Deliverables: Volume 2, Annual report, July 1, 1993--June 30, 1994

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    Not Available

    1994-08-18

    This reference is concerned with the Crossroads of Humanity workshop which is part of the Environmental Hazards Assessment Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. This workshop was held during the months of June and July 1994. Topics discussed include: Radioactive contamination, aging, medical ethics, and environmental risk analysis.

  8. To appear in the Journal of Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 1994. A Dynamic Finite Element Surface Model

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    , PET and other noninvasive medical imaging technologies can provide exceptional views of internal elastically to t the image data. The tting process is mediated by internal forces stemming from the elastic tting process. Keywords: 3D/4D Medical Image Analysis, Deformable Models, Finite Elements, Dynamics

  9. Health and medical data present layers of complex challenges to professionals in this highly regulated industry. Organizations are

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    Snider, Barry B.

    GPS ONLINE Health and medical data present layers of complex challenges to professionals, compliant, and practitioners. The Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics offers students of health information management systems, IT standards in the health industry, emerging delivery. GRADUATES

  10. Class # UNIV Section Instructor Time/Day/Room Course Highlights Multiple 1800,

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    control of your adult health Work with a UConn Nurse from the infirmary to consider your wellness 8730

  11. Hazardous medical waste generation rates of different categories of health-care facilities

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    Komilis, Dimitrios; Fouki, Anastassia; Papadopoulos, Dimitrios

    2012-07-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We calculated hazardous medical waste generation rates (HMWGR) from 132 hospitals. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Based on a 22-month study period, HMWGR were highly skewed to the right. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The HMWGR varied from 0.00124 to 0.718 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A positive correlation existed between the HMWGR and the number of hospital beds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We used non-parametric statistics to compare rates among hospital categories. - Abstract: Goal of this work was to calculate the hazardous medical waste unit generation rates (HMWUGR), in kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, using data from 132 health-care facilities in Greece. The calculations were based on the weights of the hazardous medical wastes that were regularly transferred to the sole medical waste incinerator in Athens over a 22-month period during years 2009 and 2010. The 132 health-care facilities were grouped into public and private ones, and, also, into seven sub-categories, namely: birth, cancer treatment, general, military, pediatric, psychiatric and university hospitals. Results showed that there is a large variability in the HMWUGR, even among hospitals of the same category. Average total HMWUGR varied from 0.012 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, for the public psychiatric hospitals, to up to 0.72 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, for the public university hospitals. Within the private hospitals, average HMWUGR ranged from 0.0012 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, for the psychiatric clinics, to up to 0.49 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, for the birth clinics. Based on non-parametric statistics, HMWUGR were statistically similar for the birth and general hospitals, in both the public and private sector. The private birth and general hospitals generated statistically more wastes compared to the corresponding public hospitals. The infectious/toxic and toxic medical wastes appear to be 10% and 50% of the total hazardous medical wastes generated by the public cancer treatment and university hospitals, respectively.

  12. Corroboration, consent and community: a “meaning finitist” account of the forensic medical examination of rape and penetrative sexual assault complainers in Scotland 

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    Rees, Gethin

    This thesis examines the construction of forensic medical evidence in penetrative sexual assault cases and the procedures that Forensic Medical Examiners (FMEs) employ in order to ensure the authority of that evidence. ...

  13. Summaries of research projects for fiscal years 1996 and 1997, medical applications and biophysical research

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    1998-02-01

    The Medical Applications and Biophysical Research Division of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research supports and manages research in several distinct areas of science and technology. The projects described in this book are grouped by the main budgetary areas: General Life Sciences (structural molecular biology), Medical Applications (primarily nuclear medicine) and Measurement Science (analytical chemistry instrumentation), Environmental Management Science Program, and the Small Business Innovation Research Program. The research funded by this division complements that of the other two divisions in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER): Health Effects and Life Sciences Research, and Environmental Sciences. Most of the OBER programs are planned and administered jointly by the staff of two or all three of the divisions. This summary book provides information on research supported in these program areas during Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997.

  14. The influence of electron beam irradiation on the chemical and structural properties of medical grade Polyurethane

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    Shin, Sukyoung

    2015-01-01

    Thermo plastic polyurethane (TPU) provides excellent bio-compatibility, flexibility and good irradiation resistance; however, extremely high irradiation doses can alter the structure and function of macromolecules, resulting in oxidation, chain scission and cross-linking. In this study, the effects of e-beam irradiation on the medical grade thermo plastic polyurethane were studied. The changes in the chain length and their distribution as well as the changes in molecular structure were studied. The GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography) results show that the oxidative decomposition is followed by a decrease in molecular mass together with an increase in polydispersity. This indicates a very inhomogeneous degradation, which is a consequence of the specific course and of the intensity of oxidative degradation. This was confirmed by means of mechanical property measurements. Overall, this study demonstrated that the medical grade TPU was affected by radiation exposure, particularly at high irradiation doses.

  15. The SYRMEP Beamline of Elettra: Clinical Mammography and Bio-medical Applications

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    Tromba, G.; Abrami, A.; Casarin, K.; Chenda, V.; Dreossi, D.; Mancini, L.; Menk, R. H.; Quai, E.; Sodini, N.; Vascotto, A.; Longo, R.; Arfelli, F.; Castelli, E.; Astolfo, A.; Bregant, P.; Brun, F.; Hola, M.; Kaiser, J.

    2010-07-23

    At the SYnchrotron Radiation for MEdical Physics (SYRMEP) beamline of Elettra Synchrotron Light Laboratory in Trieste (Italy), an extensive research program in bio-medical imaging has been developed since 1997. The core program carried out by the SYRMEP collaboration concerns the use of Synchrotron Radiation (SR) for clinical mammography with the aim of improving the diagnostic performance of the conventional technique. The first protocol with patients, started in 2006 has been completed at the end of 2009 and the data analysis is now in progress.Regarding applications different from clinical imaging, synchrotron X-ray computed microtomography (micro-CT) is the most used technique, both in absorption and phase contrast. A new software tool, Pore3D, has been developed to perform a quantitative morphological analysis on the reconstructed slices and to access textural information of the sample under study.

  16. Division of Biological and Medical Research research summary 1984-1985

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    Barr, S.H. (ed.)

    1985-08-01

    The Division of Biological and Medical Research at Argonne National Laboratory conducts multidisciplinary research aimed at defining the biological and medical hazards to man from energy technologies and new energy options. These technically oriented studies have a strong base in fundamental research in a variety of scientific disciplines, including molecular and cellular biology, biophysics, genetics, radiobiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental toxicology, and epidemiology. This research summary is organized into six parts. The first five parts reflect the Divisional structure and contain the scientific program chapters, which summarize the activities of the individual groups during the calendar year 1984 and the first half of 1985. To provide better continuity and perspective, previous work is sometimes briefly described. Although the summaries are short, efforts have been made to indicate the range of research activities for each group.

  17. Medical Messages

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    by an electrocardiogram flat line. Auscultation - the act of listening to the heart, lungs, abdomen, etc. with the aid of a stethoscope. Bradycardia - a heart rhythm...

  18. Development of an endoscopic irrigation pump experience with Byrne Medical, Inc. 

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    Cheng, Lui

    2007-09-17

    . Buenger Kenith Meissner Hsin-i Wu Dawn M. Burks Head of Department, A.K. Anand May 2007 Major Subject: Engineering iii ABSTRACT Development of an Endoscopic Irrigation Pump Experience with Byrne Medical, Inc. (May 2007... but fast growing company. Ms. Dawn Burks served as my internship supervisor who taught me how to be a good product development engineer. Alan Smith and Rusty Smith gave me opportunities to work on several exciting projects through which I gained some...

  19. System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy

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    Nigg, David W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wemple, Charles A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1999-01-01

    A neutron delivery system that provides improved capability for tumor control during medical therapy. The system creates a unique neutron beam that has a bimodal or multi-modal energy spectrum. This unique neutron beam can be used for fast-neutron therapy, boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), or both. The invention includes both an apparatus and a method for accomplishing the purposes of the invention.

  20. Generation and distribution of PAHs in the process of medical waste incineration

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    Chen, Ying; Zhao, Rongzhi; Xue, Jun; Li, Jinhui

    2013-05-15

    Highlights: ? PAHs generation and distribution features of medical waste incineration are studied. ? More PAHs were found in fly ash than that in bottom ash. ? The highest proportion of PAHs consisted of the seven most carcinogenic ones. ? Increase of free oxygen molecule and burning temperature promote PAHs degradation. ? There is a moderate positive correlation between total PCDD/Fs and total PAHs. - Abstract: After the deadly earthquake on May 12, 2008 in Wenchuan county of China, several different incineration approaches were used for medical waste disposal. This paper investigates the generation properties of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) during the incineration. Samples were collected from the bottom ash in an open burning slash site, surface soil at the open burning site, bottom ash from a simple incinerator, bottom ash generated from the municipal solid waste (MSW) incinerator used for medical waste disposal, and bottom ash and fly ash from an incinerator exclusively used for medical waste. The species of PAHs were analyzed, and the toxicity equivalency quantities (TEQs) of samples calculated. Analysis results indicate that the content of total PAHs in fly ash was 1.8 × 10{sup 3} times higher than that in bottom ash, and that the strongly carcinogenic PAHs with four or more rings accumulated sensitively in fly ash. The test results of samples gathered from open burning site demonstrate that Acenaphthylene (ACY), Acenaphthene (ACE), Fluorene (FLU), Phenanthrene (PHE), Anthracene (ANT) and other PAHs were inclined to migrate into surrounding environment along air and surface watershed corridors, while 4- to 6-ring PAHs accumulated more likely in soil. Being consistent with other studies, it has also been confirmed that increases in both free oxygen molecules and combustion temperatures could promote the decomposition of polycyclic PAHs. In addition, without the influence of combustion conditions, there is a positive correlation between total PCDD/Fs and total PAHs, although no such relationship has been found for TEQ.

  1. System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Nigg, D.W.; Wemple, C.A.

    1999-07-06

    A neutron delivery system that provides improved capability for tumor control during medical therapy is disclosed. The system creates a unique neutron beam that has a bimodal or multi-modal energy spectrum. This unique neutron beam can be used for fast-neutron therapy, boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), or both. The invention includes both an apparatus and a method for accomplishing the purposes of the invention. 5 figs.

  2. Thermal Energy Harvesting with Thermoelectrics for Self-powered Sensors: With Applications to Implantable Medical Devices, Body Sensor Networks and Aging in Place

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    Chen, Alic

    2011-01-01

    of lithium and lithium-ion batteries in implantable medicalof lithium and lithium-ion batteries in implantable medical

  3. Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Are We Prepared for the Future? Brief Report on Emergency Medical Services in a County Health Department in California

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    Coelho, Ken Russell; Nguyen, Virginia T

    2012-01-01

    medical services as an entry point into the health systeminstance, hence first entry point into the healthcare system

  4. Anniversary Paper: Image processing and manipulation through the pages of Medical Physics

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    Armato, Samuel G. III; Ginneken, Bram van [Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States); Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Room Q0S.459, 3584 CX Utrecht (Netherlands)

    2008-10-15

    The language of radiology has gradually evolved from ''the film'' (the foundation of radiology since Wilhelm Roentgen's 1895 discovery of x-rays) to ''the image,'' an electronic manifestation of a radiologic examination that exists within the bits and bytes of a computer. Rather than simply storing and displaying radiologic images in a static manner, the computational power of the computer may be used to enhance a radiologist's ability to visually extract information from the image through image processing and image manipulation algorithms. Image processing tools provide a broad spectrum of opportunities for image enhancement. Gray-level manipulations such as histogram equalization, spatial alterations such as geometric distortion correction, preprocessing operations such as edge enhancement, and enhanced radiography techniques such as temporal subtraction provide powerful methods to improve the diagnostic quality of an image or to enhance structures of interest within an image. Furthermore, these image processing algorithms provide the building blocks of more advanced computer vision methods. The prominent role of medical physicists and the AAPM in the advancement of medical image processing methods, and in the establishment of the ''image'' as the fundamental entity in radiology and radiation oncology, has been captured in 35 volumes of Medical Physics.

  5. FINAL REPORT FORMER RADIATION WORKER MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM AT ROCKY FLATS For Department of Energy Programs

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    Joe M. Aldrich

    2004-11-01

    The Former Radiation Worker Medical Surveillance Program at Rocky Flats was conducted in Arvada, CO, by Oak Ridge Associated Universities through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education under DOE Contract DE-AC05-00OR22750. Objectives of the program were to obtain information on the value of medical surveillance among at-risk former radiation workers and to provide long-term internal radiation dosimetry information to the scientific community. This program provided the former radiation workers of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (formerly Rocky Flats Plant) an opportunity to receive follow-up medical monitoring and a re-evaluation of their internal radiation dose. The former Rocky Flats radiation worker population is distinctive because it was a reasonably stable work force that received occupational exposures, at times substantial, over several decades. This report reflects the summation of health outcomes, statistical analyses, and dose assessment information on former Rocky Flats radiation workers to the date of study termination as of March 2004.

  6. US Army Medical Materiel development activity, 1987 annual report. Progress report, 1 January-31 December 1987

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    Pedersen, C.E.

    1988-05-06

    Information relating to accomplishments in military medicine in three areas is presented. The Project Management Support Division (PMSD) provides centralized administrative, financial management, contracting, and logistical support to the Project Managers and staff. The Biological Systems Project Management Division manages the development and acquisition of biological products to prevent casualties or loss of soldier effectiveness due to disease. These diseases may be naturally acquired (close contact, unsanitary conditions, contaminated environment, biting insects), or delivered deliberately (aerosols). Product Officers exploit domestic and foreign medical technology to remedy deficiencies identified by the Combat Developer and monitor research projects for their application to disease protective measures. The Pharmaceutical Systems Project Management Division centrally manages the development and the initial production of pharmaceutical products (antidotes and drugs), related drug delivery systems (autoinjectors and transdermal patches), and decontamination products. These products are fielded as preventive, protective, and therapeutic modalities for use against chemical and biological warfare threats, certain endemic diseases, and the treatment of combat casualties. The Applied Medical Systems Project Management Division is a multidisciplinary team with broad mission responsibilities to centrally manage the development and initial production of applied medical products, related diagnostic equipment, optical corrective devices for protective masks, and pesticide delivery systems.

  7. Is the situation and immediate threat to life and health? Spill/Leak/Release Medical Emergency Fire or Flammable Gas Spill/Leak/Release Medical Emergency Fire or Flammable Gas Chemical Odor? Possible Fire / Natural Gas

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    ? Possible Fire / Natural Gas (including chemicals and bio agents") (not including chemicals or bio agents Fire or Flammable Gas Spill/Leak/Release Medical Emergency Fire or Flammable Gas Chemical Odor

  8. Assessment of medical waste management at a primary health-care center in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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    Moreira, A.M.M.; Guenther, W.M.R.

    2013-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Assessment of medical waste management at health-care center before/after intervention. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Qualitative and quantitative results of medical waste management plan are presented. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Adjustments to comply with regulation were adopted and reduction of waste was observed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The method applied could be useful for similar establishments. - Abstract: According to the Brazilian law, implementation of a Medical Waste Management Plan (MWMP) in health-care units is mandatory, but as far as we know evaluation of such implementation has not taken place yet. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the improvements deriving from the implementation of a MWMP in a Primary Health-care Center (PHC) located in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The method proposed for evaluation compares the first situation prevailing at this PHC with the situation 1 year after implementation of the MWMP, thus allowing verification of the evolution of the PHC performance. For prior and post-diagnosis, the method was based on: (1) application of a tool (check list) which considered all legal requirements in force; (2) quantification of solid waste subdivided into three categories: infectious waste and sharp devices, recyclable materials and non-recyclable waste; and (3) identification of non-conformity practices. Lack of knowledge on the pertinent legislation by health workers has contributed to non-conformity instances. The legal requirements in force in Brazil today gave origin to a tool (check list) which was utilized in the management of medical waste at the health-care unit studied. This tool resulted into an adequate and simple instrument, required a low investment, allowed collecting data to feed indicators and also conquered the participation of the unit whole staff. Several non-conformities identified in the first diagnosis could be corrected by the instrument utilized. Total waste generation increased 9.8%, but it was possible to reduce the volume of non-recyclable materials (11%) and increase the volume of recyclable materials (4%). It was also possible to segregate organic waste (7%), which was forwarded for production of compost. The rate of infectious waste generation in critical areas decreased from 0.021 to 0.018 kg/procedure. Many improvements have been observed, and now the PHC complies with most of legal requirements, offers periodic training and better biosafety conditions to workers, has reduced the volume of waste sent to sanitary landfills, and has introduced indicators for monitoring its own performance. This evaluation method might subsidize the creation and evaluation of medical waste management plans in similar heath institutions.

  9. RECONSTRUCTION OF INDIVIDUAL DOSES DUE TO MEDICAL EXPOSURES FOR MEMBERS OF THE TECHA RIVER COHORT

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    Shagina, N. B.; Golikov, V.; Degteva, M. O.; Vorobiova, M. I.; Anspaugh, L. R.; Napier, Bruce A.

    2012-11-01

    Purpose: To describe a methodology for reconstruction of doses due to medical exposures for members of the Techa River Cohort (TRC) who received diagnostic radiation at the clinic of the Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine (URCRM) in 1952–2005. To calculate doses of medical exposure for the TRC members and compare with the doses that resulted from radioactive contamination of the Techa River. Material and Methods: Reconstruction of individual medical doses is based on data on x-ray diagnostic procedures available for each person examined at the URCRM clinics and values of absorbed dose in 12 organs per typical x-ray procedure calculated with the use of a mathematical phantom. Personal data on x-ray diagnostic examinations have been complied in the computerized “Registry of x-ray diagnostic procedures.” Sources of information are archival registry books from the URCRM x-ray room (available since 1956) and records on x-ray diagnostic procedures in patient-case histories (since 1952). The absorbed doses for 12 organs of interest have been evaluated per unit typical x-ray procedure with account taken of the x-ray examination parameters characteristic for the diagnostic machines used at the URCRM clinics. These parameters have been evaluated from published data on technical characteristics of the x-ray diagnostic machines used at the URCRM clinics in 1952–1988 and taken from the x-ray room for machines used at the URCRM in 1989–2005. Absorbed doses in the 12 organs per unit typical x-ray procedure have been calculated with use of a special computer code, EDEREX, developed at the Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Radiation Hygiene after Professor P.V. Ramzaev. Individual accumulated doses of medical exposure have been calculated with a computer code, MEDS (Medical Exposure Dosimetry System), specifically developed at the URCRM. Results: At present, the “Registry of x-ray diagnostic procedures” contains information on individual x-ray examinations for over 9,500 persons including 6,415 TRC members. Statistical analysis of the Registry data showed that the more frequent types of examinations were fluoroscopy and radiography of the chest and fluoroscopy of the stomach and the esophagus. Average absorbed doses accumulated by year 2005 calculated for the 12 organs varied from 4 mGy for testes to 40 mGy for bone surfaces. Maximum individual medical doses could reach 500–650 mGy and in some cases exceeded doses from exposure at the Techa River. Conclusions: For the first time the doses of medical exposure were calculated and analyzed for members of the Techa River Cohort who received diagnostic radiation at the URCRM clinics. These results are being used in radiation-risk analysis to adjust for this source of confounding exposure in the TRC.

  10. MyUNM Medical Dental Vision Enrollment Instructions During your initial 31 calendar day benefit enrollment period

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    New Mexico, University of

    for medical, dental and vision. Choosing pre or post tax determines the tax status of your premium deductions. You must have all of your deductions either pre or post tax. You cannot mix the tax status of your

  11. Latex Free Balloon Catheters This work is funded by NDH Medical Inc and by the Florida High tech Corridor.

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    Harmon, Julie P.

    Latex Free Balloon Catheters This work is funded by NDH Medical Inc and by the Florida High tech high deformations. · High percent elongation. NRL can be elongated to over 700%. · Dramatic memory

  12. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BIOMEDICINE, VOL. 13, NO. 2, MARCH 2009 217 Sensorless Motion Planning for Medical Needle

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    Alterovitz, Ron

    procedures such as biopsies, anesthesia drug injections, and brachytherapy cancer treatments require to radioactive seed implantation during permanent seed prostate brachytherapy to minimize seed placement error. Index Terms--Brachytherapy, medical robotics, motion plan- ning, needle insertion, physically based

  13. Experimental Study on Human Arm Reaching with and without a Reduced Mobility for Applications in Medical Human-Interactive Robotics 

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    Moon, Hyo-Sang

    2014-07-31

    Along with increasing advances in robotic technologies, there are now significant efforts under way to improve the quality of life especially those with physical disabilities or impairments. Control of such medical human-interactive robotics (HIR...

  14. Medical Examiner/Coroner on the Handling of a Body/Human Remains that are Potentially Radiologically Contaminated

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    The purpose of this Model Procedure is to identify precautions and provide guidance to Medical Examiners/Coroners on the handling of a body or human remains that are potentially contaminated with...

  15. Impact of the CE mark approval on exit opportunities and validation for early stage medical device companies

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    Kothari, Ashish (Ashish Shrikant)

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this thesis was to look at the impact of acquiring the CE marking approval on the outcome of early stage medical device companies, specifically its impact on strategic acquisition opportunities and on valuation. ...

  16. Finding Common Ground: Exploring the Experiences of Client Involvement in Medication Decisions Using a Shared Decision Making Model

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    Goscha, Richard J.

    2009-12-01

    medications. Purposeful sampling, with an emphasis on achieving maximum variation, was used to better understand the interactive processes that contribute to as well as hinder client involvement in shared decision making. Multiple interviews with all...

  17. An analysis of the differences between national and local coverage determinations of medical procedures in the US

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    Díaz Treviño, Rafael

    2010-01-01

    Medicare coverage policies of medical procedures can be promulgated at a national level by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) or at a local level by Medicare ...

  18. Radiation Oncology Medical Student Clerkship: Implementation and Evaluation of a Bi-institutional Pilot Curriculum

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    Golden, Daniel W.; Spektor, Alexander; Rudra, Sonali; Ranck, Mark C.; Krishnan, Monica S.; Jimenez, Rachel B.; Viswanathan, Akila N.; Koshy, Matthew; Howard, Andrew R.; Chmura, Steven J.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To develop and evaluate a structured didactic curriculum to complement clinical experiences during radiation oncology clerkships at 2 academic medical centers. Methods and Materials: A structured didactic curriculum was developed to teach fundamentals of radiation oncology and improve confidence in clinical competence. Curriculum lectures included: (1) an overview of radiation oncology (history, types of treatments, and basic clinic flow); (2) fundamentals of radiation biology and physics; and (3) practical aspects of radiation treatment simulation and planning. In addition, a hands-on dosimetry session taught students fundamentals of treatment planning. The curriculum was implemented at 2 academic departments in 2012. Students completed anonymous evaluations using a Likert scale to rate the usefulness of curriculum components (1 = not at all, 5 = extremely). Likert scores are reported as (median [interquartile range]). Results: Eighteen students completed the curriculum during their 4-week rotation (University of Chicago n=13, Harvard Longwood Campus n=5). All curriculum components were rated as extremely useful: introduction to radiation oncology (5 [4-5]); radiation biology and physics (5 [5-5]); practical aspects of radiation oncology (5 [4-5]); and the treatment planning session (5 [5-5]). Students rated the curriculum as “quite useful” to “extremely useful” (1) to help students understand radiation oncology as a specialty; (2) to increase student comfort with their specialty decision; and (3) to help students with their future transition to a radiation oncology residency. Conclusions: A standardized curriculum for medical students completing a 4-week radiation oncology clerkship was successfully implemented at 2 institutions. The curriculum was favorably reviewed. As a result of completing the curriculum, medical students felt more comfortable with their specialty decision and better prepared to begin radiation oncology residency.

  19. A revised model of the kidney for medical internal radiation dose calculations 

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    Patel, Jyoti Shivabhai

    1988-01-01

    ) G. A. Schlapper (Member) D. 'ghtower (Member) M. E. cLain (Member) ohn . Poston (Head of Department) December 1988 ABSTRACT A Revised Model of the Kidney for Medical Internal Radiation Dose. (December 1988) Jyoti Shivabhai Patel, B. A... it as their ultimate goal. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank the members of my graduate committee, Dr. G. A. Schlapper, Dr. M. E. McLain, and Dr. D. Hightower. I would like to give special recognition to the committee chairman Dr. J. W. Poston for suggesting...

  20. Conceptual design of a new homogeneous reactor for medical radioisotope Mo-99/Tc-99m production

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    Liem, Peng Hong [Nippon Advanced Information Service (NAIS Co., Inc.) Scientific Computational Division, 416 Muramatsu, Tokaimura, Ibaraki (Japan); Tran, Hoai Nam [Chalmers University of Technology, Dept. of Applied Physics, Div. of Nuclear Engineering, SE-412 96 Gothenburg (Sweden); Sembiring, Tagor Malem [National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), Center for Reactor Technology and Nuclear Safety, Kawasan Puspiptek, Serpong, Tangerang Selatan, Banten (Indonesia); Arbie, Bakri [PT MOTAB Technology, Kedoya Elok Plaza Blok DA 12, Jl. Panjang, Kebun Jeruk, Jakarta Barat (Indonesia)

    2014-09-30

    To partly solve the global and regional shortages of Mo-99 supply, a conceptual design of a nitrate-fuel-solution based homogeneous reactor dedicated for Mo-99/Tc-99m medical radioisotope production is proposed. The modified LEU Cintichem process for Mo-99 extraction which has been licensed and demonstrated commercially for decades by BATAN is taken into account as a key design consideration. The design characteristics and main parameters are identified and the advantageous aspects are shown by comparing with the BATAN's existing Mo-99 supply chain which uses a heterogeneous reactor (RSG GAS multipurpose reactor)