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  1. Research position in maternity at Hannover Medical School, Hannover Medical School is one of the leading medical universities in Germany with

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    Research position in maternity at Hannover Medical School, Germany Hannover Medical School is one of the leading medical universities in Germany with excellent results in health care, research, education. In 2009, the only MSc Midwifery Programme in Germany was launched as part of the European Master

  2. adjust maternal responsiveness: Topics by E-print Network

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    Preterm premature rupture of membranes Induction of labor Postpartuminfection*, maternity service*, medi-cal, neural tube defects, nuchal translucency, perinatal (care or...

  3. Top 5 things you need to know Your medical benefits

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    Polz, Martin

    maternity and inpatient mental health/substance abuse care). Combined rates (Student Medical Plan + Student:HollyHinman photo:HollyHinman #12;The MIT Extended Student Insurance Plan covers basic care provided on campus at MIT Medical. It's included with tuition and you get: · Primary care · Many specialty services · Urgent

  4. Maternal Care Patterns and Behavioral Development of

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    Maestripieri, Dario

    Maternal Care Patterns and Behavioral Development of Rhesus Macaque Abused Infants in the First 6 the maternal care patterns of rhesus macaque mothers who physically abuse their infants, and compared that abusive mothers have a distinct parenting style characterized by high rates of rejection and contact

  5. anaesthetics: Topics by E-print Network

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    Using activity theory to explore the negotiated' nature of role boundaries in maternity support Dec Andrew Smith (Anaesthesia, Royal Lancaster Infirmary) The role of...

  6. 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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recovery challenge fund LasDubey MathematicaMeasuringMedical Plans Medical Plans

  7. Introduction Evolution of maternal effects: past and present

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    Badyaev, Alex

    and Systematics paper by Roach & Wulff (1987: `Maternal effects in plants') and the seminal theoretical article in Evolution by Kirkpatrick & Lande (1989: `The evolution of maternal characters'). Roach & Wulff (1987) were

  8. Comparison of fetal and maternal susceptibility to decompression sickness

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    Brown, Steven Dunning

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to compared fetal and maternal suscepti- bility to decompression sickness, Sheep were used because fetal and maternal circulation of sheep and human placentas are dynamically similar. Nine pregnant ewes within four weeks of parturition and of known... in that part of the fetal circulation. Four maternal veins were compared as to their suitability in detection of circulating air emboli. The posterior vena cava was shown to be the vein of choice and was used to determine maternal decompression sickness...

  9. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Maternal Cell Phone

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    Helle, Samuli

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Maternal Cell Phone Use and Behavioral Problems in Children To the Editor and postnatal exposure to cell phone use and behav- ioral problems in children. Epidemiology. 2008;19:523­529. 2 and postnatal mobile phone usage. They caution against assum- ing a causal relationship from exposure

  10. Medical Messages

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGY TAX POLICIES7.pdfFuel2007Naval Reactors'InformationSOLAR MARKET0Department25/11Medical

  11. Altered placental development in undernourished rats: role of maternal glucocorticoids

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    Belkacemi, Louiza; Jelks, Andrea; Chen, Chun-Hung; Ross, Michael G; Desai, Mina

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    interaction of maternal, pla- cental, and fetal endocrineinactive GCs within the pla- centa as there is an influx ofgestations. We separated pla- centas from mid and proximal-

  12. Medical Device Reliability BIOMATERIALS

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    NEMI Medical Electronics team to address short- and long-term reliability issues with medical devices. OurMedical Device Reliability BIOMATERIALS Our goal is to provide medical device manufacturers, and consistency of active implantable medical devices. These devices, including pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators

  13. E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced maternal age Sample Search Results

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    investigate the role of the maternally imprinted... retrieval, and postnatal maternal care of pups were reduced in these females whereas indices of ... Source: Champagne, Frances...

  14. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Inhibition of Maternal Behaviour by Central Infusion of

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    Saltzman, Wendy

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Inhibition of Maternal Behaviour by Central Infusion of Corticotrophin characterised the effects of acute i.c.v. infusions of CRH on maternal and abusive behaviour in common marmoset a series of i.c.v. infusions of human CRH (0, 2, 8 and 25 lg) in 8 ll of artificial cerebrospinal fluid

  15. Medical Aspects of Reliability

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    Atencio, Julian J.

    2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. 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

  17. Medical Management Treatment Manual

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    Bezrukov, Sergey M.

    Medical Management Treatment Manual: A Clinical Guide for Researchers and Clinicians) This manual is an adaptation of: Medical Management Treatment Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for Medically, Maryland #12;Message to the Users of this Medical Management (MM) Manual from the Editors Background

  18. Emergency Medical Support

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    1997-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. Protective Effect of Nrf2 and Catalase in Maternal Diabetes-Induced Perinatal Hypertension and Kidney Disease

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    Vaziri, Nosratola D.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    prevents maternal diabetes induced perinatal programmingInt 2005;68:16701683 DIABETES, VOL. 61, OCTOBER 2012 12.I, et al. Maternal diabetes modulates renal morphogenesis in

  20. Maternal and paternal genomes contribute equally to the transcriptome of early plant embryos

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    Nodine, Michael D.

    In animals, maternal gene products deposited into eggs regulate embryonic development before activation of the zygotic genome1. In plants, an analogous period of prolonged maternal control over embryogenesis is thought to ...

  1. A Review of "Milton and Maternal Mortality" by Louis Schwartz

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    McPherson, Kathryn R.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a plot of the current date points is a chimera? (453-54). I suspect that Hill, and Fish, would rather be further from the truth than closer. This is why, in a variorum commentary, we should try to get as close to the ?present? as possible. Louis... Schwartz. Milton and Maternal Mortality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xi + 269 pp. $90. Review by kathryn r. mcpherson, utah valley university. Louis Schwartz?s Milton and Maternal Mortality, a study of John Milton?s poetic exploration...

  2. 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

  3. Conventional Medical Screening Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  4. Medical School AdmissionsMedical School AdmissionsMedical School AdmissionsMedical School Admissions Monday, April 23rd

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Medical School AdmissionsMedical School AdmissionsMedical School AdmissionsMedical School Vaughn Asst. Dir. of Admissions: Stanford University School of Medicine · Jennifer Haluzak Dir. of Admissions: The Medical College of Wisconsin · Kurt Hansen Asst. Dean of Admissions: UW School of Medicine

  5. Quick-release medical tape

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    Laulicht, Bryan E.

    Medical tape that provides secure fixation of life-sustaining and -monitoring devices with quick, easy, damage-free removal represents a longstanding unmet medical need in neonatal care. During removal of current medical ...

  6. BioMedical Sciences BioMedical Sciences

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    Saldin, Dilano

    BioMedical Sciences BioMedical Sciences As a professional working in the field of biomedical science, you'll perform essential tests that are vital to the well-being of our society. The BioMedical/Medical Laboratory Science, Cytotechnology, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health Microbiology. The Diagnostic

  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

  8. Transportation of medical isotopes

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    Nielsen, D.L.

    1997-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - antivenom improves maternal Sample Search...

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    160, supplement the american naturalist december 2002 Genetic Influences on Maternal Care Summary: vol. 160, supplement the american naturalist december 2002 Genetic Influences...

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced maternity skills Sample Search...

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    in the MAS, comments that "there is a growing need for skilled maternal and child health professionals... ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLICATION OR WEB SITE POSTING Publication Editor...

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - age induced maternal Sample Search Results

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    Search Sample search results for: age induced maternal Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Ecology 2007 21, 408421 Summary: ) Daphnia cucullata Inducible defences Inducible defences...

  12. Medical imaging systems

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    Frangioni, John V

    2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. STUDENT ASSESSMENT MEDICAL FORMSTUDENT ASSESSMENT MEDICAL FORMSTUDENT ASSESSMENT MEDICAL FORMSTUDENT ASSESSMENT MEDICAL FORM Yonsei University

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    Burgstaller, Bernd

    NO 9) Have you ever received treatment for drug or alcohol addiction? YES NO 10) Have you ever been) Do you have any pre-existing conditions? YES NO 2) Do you currently receive any treatments? YES NO 11) Have you ever had treatment in a medical institution? YES NO 12) If you have answered

  14. MEDICAL SCIENCE SYLLABUS 2014

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    Neurology 63 Medical Oncology/Hematology 64 Hematology 65 Internal Related Radiology 66 Radiation Oncology;Pediatrics 71 General Pediatrics 72 Dermatology 73 Phychiatry 74 Laboratory Medicine 75 Metabolomics Research Breast Surgery 84 Cardiovascular Surgery 85 Thoracic Surgery 86 Pediatric Surgery 87 Surgery Related

  15. NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

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    Bushman, Frederic

    1 NIH Medical Research Scholars Program · A comprehensive, year-long residential research enrichment program for medical, dental, and veterinary students · NIH Intramural Research Program in Bethesda' personal interests and career goals NIH Medical Research Scholars Program -1 · Blends elements of two

  16. How important is consent in maternal serum screening for Down syndrome in France?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - 1 - How important is consent in maternal serum screening for Down syndrome in France? Information and consent evaluation in maternal serum screening for Down syndrome: a French study Authors Romain Favre, MD International de Recherche en Ethique Biomédicale (IIREB). Key words: Prenatal diagnosis, Down syndrome

  17. Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India

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    Canny, John

    Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India Divya for improving maternal health practices in rural India. Specifically, we investigate the use of mobile phone- nication Technology, India, Email: vivek goswami@daiict.ac.in. Canny is a professor at the University

  18. Gender and Maternal Responsivity as Factors in Number of Conversational Turns in Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

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    1 Gender and Maternal Responsivity as Factors in Number of Conversational Turns in Adolescents, Parlors, 3:00-4:00 PM This study examines factors that influence interactions between adolescents would take more conversational turns than boys, and that higher maternal responsivity would

  19. Evolution of sex-biased maternal effects in birds: I. Sex-specific resource allocation among simultaneously growing oocytes

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    Badyaev, Alex

    alloca- tion of nutrients and hormones among eggs of a single clutch represent a passive consequence a passive consequence of maternal reproductive constraint or is it a manifesta- tion of maternal ability of house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) where strongly sex-biased maternal effects are favoured by natural

  20. Providence Newberg Medical Center

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    Newberg, OR 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.

  1. Faculty Position Therapeutic Medical Physics

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    spectroscopy, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, digital radiography, and nuclear medicine. The Colorado State University of subjects in Radiation Therapy Physics, Medical Imaging Physics, and Radiological Physics and Dosimetry

  2. Medication List- September 14, 2010

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    This scale is created to provide a guide for the physician determination of ability to work for HRP certified persons with certain conditions and while taking certain medications.

  3. The Academy Harvard Medical School

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    Paulsson, Johan

    The Academy Harvard Medical School Annual Report 2010 - 2011 #12;#12;To the HMS Community Academic year 2011 was another exciting and productive period for the Harvard Medical School Academy. Our Collaborative was also strengthened as the Academy tried to expand upon its outreach initiatives to the clinical

  4. 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

  5. Maternal Blood Lead Levels and the Risk of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. The "EDEN" Cohort Study.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Maternal Blood Lead Levels and the Risk of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. The "EDEN" Cohort title: Lead and Gestational Hypertension Key words: cadmium; environmental health; epidemiology; gestation; hypertension; lead; manganese. Acknowledgments: We are indebted to the participating families

  6. Kinship structures and survival: Maternal mortality on the Croatian-Bosnian border 1750-1898

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    Hammel, E A; Gullickson, A

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    demographic ?uctuations in the Croatian military border ofOeppen, and R. S. historical Croatian data, in D. Reher andMaternal mortality on the CroatianBosnian border 17501898

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

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

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  8. Medical imaging systems

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    Frangioni, John V. (Wayland, MA)

    2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Julie A. Arruda R.T.(R) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

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    and necropsies of specimens. Equipment and Training: Siemens Volume Zoom CT scanner Siemens Emotion CT hours. Equipment and Training: 3.0 T Philips Achieva MRI scanner 1.5T Siemens Magnatom Vision MRI scanner Siemens Sensation CT scanner Siemens Volume Zoom CT scanner Siemens Plus-4 CT scanner 1986

  10. WHAT IS MEDICAL MINERALOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY?

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    Sahai, Nita

    WHAT IS MEDICAL MINERALOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY? The connection between human health of medical mineralogy and geochemistry (MMG) focuses on understanding the equilibria and reaction pathways phases with naturally occurring, inorganic solid phases within the human body. Medical mineralogy

  11. DEDICATED HEAVY ION MEDICAL ACCELERATORS

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    Gough, R.A.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lancaster, R.B. Yourd, Pre~,Accelerator A wideroe~,Basedcarbon beam medical accelerator facility. N "' . ,;j "' ::lEat the MARIA Workshop III: Accelerator Systems for Relat ic

  12. Medical and Biohazardous Waste Generator's Guide (Revision 2)

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    Waste Management Group

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Waste Supplies 8. Solid Medical Waste Disposal ProceduresMedical/Biohazardous Waste Pickup Containers Solid Medical/Security Notice 8. Solid Medical Waste Disposal Procedures

  13. Medical Guidelines Reconciling Medical Software and Electronic Devices: Imatinib Case-study

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    De Micheli, Giovanni

    Medical Guidelines Reconciling Medical Software and Electronic Devices: Imatinib Case-study Alena as specification of a medical system that includes both software and electronic devices. However, often medical GLs. INTRODUCTION Recently, the set of electronic medical devices has a tendency to be extended with a new class

  14. The Academy Harvard Medical School

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    Paulsson, Johan

    The Academy Harvard Medical School Annual Report 2011 - 2012 #12;#12;To the HMS Community In many ways, academic year 2012 was the "Year of Critical Thinking" for the HMS Academy. Critical thinking and practice. When all of the Academy professional development programs are taken together, par- ticipation

  15. 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

    2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Stress During Gestation Alters Postpartum Maternal Care and the Development of the Offspring in a

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    Champagne, Frances A.

    of parental care that involve abuse, neglect, and harsh, inconsistent discipline (Conger et al 1994; McStress During Gestation Alters Postpartum Maternal Care and the Development of the Offspring that environmental adversity can alter parental care and thus influence child development. We addressed the question

  17. 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

  18. Noninvasive diagnosis of fetal aneuploidy by shotgun sequencing DNA from maternal blood

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    Quake, Stephen R.

    % of total DNA in maternal cell-free plasma (13). Recently developed methods for aneuploidy detection focus technology from plasma of pregnant women, obtaining, on average, 5 million sequence tags per patient sample as the 14th week. Direct sequencing also allowed us to study the characteristics of cell-free plasma DNA

  19. vol. 166, supplement the american naturalist october 2005 Maternal Inheritance and Rapid Evolution of Sexual Size

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    Badyaev, Alex

    of Sexual Size Dimorphism: Passive Effects or Active Strategies? Alexander V. Badyaev* Department of Ecology the evolution of sexual dimorphism. The establishment of house finch populations across western Montana during dimorphism are likely a passive consequence of the distinct sensitivity of sons and daughters to maternal

  20. Medical Surveillance for Former Workers

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    Tim Takaro

    2009-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Medical ice slurry production device

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

    2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering For further volumes: http://www.springer.com/series/3740 #12;biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering The fields of biological and medical physics and biomedical engineering are broad, multidisciplinary and dynamic. They lie at the crossroads

  3. University of Michigan Medical School Overview Introduction

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    Kirschner, Denise

    University of Michigan Medical School Overview Introduction The University of Michigan opened its. The University of Michigan Medical School was among the first to change the role of the student from passive at the University of Michigan Medical School since the first graduating class of six students in 1851. Today, we

  4. alternative medical treatment: Topics by E-print Network

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

    in methadone patients with HIV. University of California eScholarship Repository Summary: abuse treatment, medical care, and AIDS medications may beMedication coaching Voucher...

  5. 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...

  6. Compact accelerator for medical therapy

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

    2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Medical Radioisotope | Nuclear Science | ORNL

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces andMapping the NanoscaleMechanical BehaviorSummerwelcomeMedical Radioisotope

  8. Medical Surveillance | The Ames Laboratory

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces andMapping the NanoscaleMechanical BehaviorSummerwelcomeMedical

  9. Heterosis and Heterosis Retention for Reproductive and Maternal Traits in Nellore-Angus Crossbred Cows

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    Obeidat, Mohammad Diya Talal Hamed

    2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    HETEROSIS AND HETEROSIS RETENTION FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND MATERNAL TRAITS IN NELLORE-ANGUS CROSSBRED COWS A Dissertation by MOHAMMAD DIYA TALAL HAMED OBEIDAT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... Subject: Animal Breeding Copyright 2013 Mohammad Diya Talal Hamed Obeidat ii ABSTRACT Calving rate, weaning rate, birth weight, weaning weight, and ADG from 1997 to 2011 were investigated in Angus, Nellore, F1 Nellore-Angus, first generation 3...

  10. Heterosis and Heterosis Retention for Reproductive and Maternal Traits in Brahman x Hereford Crossbred Cows

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    Boenig, Lydia

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    for Reproductive and Maternal Traits in Brahman x Hereford Crossbred Cows. (December 2011) Lydia Boenig, B.S., Texas A&M University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. James O. Sanders Dr. David G.... The resultant crossbred female offspring generally are fertile and the males are not (J. O. Sanders, Texas A&M University, personal communication). Two subspecies of domestic cattle in the Bos genus are Bos indicus and Bos taurus (sometimes referred to as Bos...

  11. 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...

  12. Math PUrview -- Mathematics Moves Mammograms to Medical ...

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    Large-scale screenings can be difficult in rural and other areas traditionally underserved by health care professionals, where there may not be medical...

  13. Efficient design of precision medical robotics

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    Hanumara, Nevan Clancy

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. 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...

  15. Implementation Guide of Medical Standards for Firefighters

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

  16. Boston University AccelerAted MedicAl And dentAl ProgrAMs

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    Finzi, Adrien

    Boston University AccelerAted MedicAl And dentAl ProgrAMs teAcher evAlUAtion To the applicant: Applicants to any of the College of Arts & Sciences' accelerated medical or dental programs must submit three (last, first, middle initial) Date of birth Accelerated Program of application (please check one

  17. MASTER'S OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN MEDICAL PHYSICS

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    and Physiology as applied to Medical Physics · Radiobiology · Radiation Physics · Radiation Dosimetry · Physics of Nuclear Medicine · Medical Physics Imaging Fundamentals · Physics of Diagnostic and Interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection in a hospital of the clinical network (hospitals

  18. The Academy at Harvard Medical School

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    Paulsson, Johan

    The Academy at Harvard Medical School The Academy Center for Teaching and Learning Annual Report 2009-2010 #12;Richard Schwartzstein, MD Director, Academy at Harvard Medical School Ellen and Melvin for the HMS Academy. With the assistance of an advisory council drawn from each of the major HMS affiliates

  19. Medical Surveillance n Based on risk assessment

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Surveillance Risk Assessment 2.12 #12;n Top management n overall safety policy n resource allocation n2.12 #12;Medical Surveillance Criteria n Based on risk assessment n Pre-placement n evaluate of numbers exists n Predict an outcome given similar events Medical Surveillance Risk Assessment 2.12 #12;n

  20. HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH STRATEGIC REVIEW

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    Viglas, Anastasios

    FOR RESEARCH TRANSLATION 55 3.1.1 Research partnerships with health care providers 55 3.1.2 ResearchHEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH STRATEGIC REVIEW FINAL REPORT 14 JUNE 2013 #12;#12;CHAIRMAN'S FOREWORD does Sydney's performance in health and medical research compare? 19 1.3.2 Internal fragmentation 23 1

  1. Medical Examination Office of Human Resources

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    Howat, Ian M.

    Medical Examination 4.40 Office of Human Resources Applies to: Faculty, staff, graduate associates, student employees, and applicants The Ohio State University Office of Human Resources Page 1 of 1 Policy 4.40 medical Examination Resources Edited 12/10/13 Resources for Policy 4.40 Drug-Free Workplace, Policy 7

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

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    Bunker, Nancy M.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    representations, noting that every body ?functions as a potent space for cultural conflict, a site of imagination and contest? (1). Each essay argues for ?appropriated, interpreted, and reinvented? representations of maternity (7) along the lines of cultural... , Ma c o n st a t e co l l e g e . In this ambitious volume, editors Kathryn M. Moncrief and Kathryn R. McPherson collected seventeen essays, each contribut- ing to a unity of purpose?maternity as ?performed and performa- tive;? its activity laced...

  3. 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

    2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    that their function as societal adaptations to environmental stresses and a heightened mortality rate do not either. Soon after a mother delivers her child, she is given a thick butter concoction in order to combat ?wind? while the baby undergoes its ritual welcome... hypoxia to correlate with low birth weights and subsequently increased infant mortality rates (Wiley 2002), as well as ?chronic and progressive? IUGR (Zamudio 2000). Researchers have discovered the effects of lowered barometric pressure and decreased...

  4. IsoRay Medical William A. Cavanagh

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    2011 #12;IsoRay Medical AMEX: ISR Founded: 1998 Richland, Washington Employees: 35 Market Cap (3 complex. The production facility is completely independent with it's own HVAC and Emergency Power Systems

  5. Postgraduate Medical Education Clinician Investigator Program (CIP)

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    1 Postgraduate Medical Education Clinician Investigator Program (CIP. DESCRIPTION OF CIP PROGRAM ..................................................................8 3.1 OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................................8 3.2 CIP TRAINING PATHWAYS (DISTRIBUTION OF RESEARCH TRAINING)...................................8

  6. 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 ...

  7. 21A.215 Medical Anthropology, Fall 2002

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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 ...

  8. Dynamic security for medical record sharing

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

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  9. Medical physics calculations with MCNP: a primer

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    Lazarine, Alexis D

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  10. Medical Student Research in Nephrology and Hypertension

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    Medical Student Research in Nephrology and Hypertension Summer 2013 Research Opportunity Nancy Lightsey, MSRTP-NH Program Administrator Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Vanderbilt University or translational research in kidney disease or hypertension (no research experience required) · Career advice

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

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    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,...

  12. Computer- and robot-assisted Medical Intervention

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    Troccaz, Jocelyne

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Medical robotics includes assistive devices used by the physician in order to make his/her diagnostic or therapeutic practices easier and more efficient. This chapter focuses on such systems. It introduces the general field of Computer-Assisted Medical Interventions, its aims, its different components and describes the place of robots in that context. The evolutions in terms of general design and control paradigms in the development of medical robots are presented and issues specific to that application domain are discussed. A view of existing systems, on-going developments and future trends is given. A case-study is detailed. Other types of robotic help in the medical environment (such as for assisting a handicapped person, for rehabilitation of a patient or for replacement of some damaged/suppressed limbs or organs) are out of the scope of this chapter.

  13. Segmentation of medical images under topological constraints

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    Sgonne, Florent, 1976-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Major advances in the field of medical imaging over the past two decades have provided physicians with powerful, non-invasive techniques to probe the structure, function, and pathology of the human body. This increasingly ...

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - asan medical center Sample Search Results

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    MEDICAL CENTER AT MISSION BAY PARKING STRUCTURE 12;SITE PLAN UCSF... MEDICAL CENTER AT MISSION BAY PARKING STRUCTURE 12;APPROACH FROM MEDICAL CENTER UCSF MEDICAL CENTER... AT...

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

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    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...

  16. Merle West Medical Center Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Merle West Medical Center Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Merle West Medical Center Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal...

  17. Complex Medical Processes as Context for Embedded George S. Avrunin

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    Avrunin, George S.

    " in- fusion pumps for intravenous administration of medications and fluids. Infusion pumps were several channels infusing different medications. Errors in setting the pumps can lead to administration

  18. asymptomatic medical students: Topics by E-print Network

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    and previous Finley Jr., Russell L. 7 Medical Plan Detail Document for Funded Graduate Students Engineering Websites Summary: Status Change MedicalPrescription Drug Card...

  19. Integrated Commissioning for a Large Medical Facility

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    Zhu, Y.; Batten, T.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; Giebler, T.; Liu, M.; Zhou, J.; Cameron, C.; Keeble, B.; Hirchak, R.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated Commissioning for A Large Medical Facility Yeqiao Zhu, Ph.D. Project Manager Texas A&M University Mingsheng Liu, Ph.D. Tommy Batten John Zhou, Ph.D. Associate Professor Researcher Control Engineer University of Nabraska Texas A... Commissioning (CC) can still reduce the energy consumption further and also can improve the building comfort level [Zhu, et al., 1997; Liu, et al., 1998; Claridge, et al., 1996; Haasl and Edmunds, 1997; Lawson, 19971. For the large medical center, the HVAC...

  20. 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 RankCombustion |Energy UsageAUDITVehiclesTankless orAChief Medical Officer Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ardaiz

  1. Glucose utilization by fetal muscles during maternal fasting S. HAUGUEL, A. LETURQUE M. GILBERT J. KAND, J. GIRARD

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Glucose utilization by fetal muscles during maternal fasting S. HAUGUEL, A. LETURQUE M. GILBERT J, France. Summary. ln utero. glucose utilization by fetal muscles (heart and hindlimb) displays important fasting induces a decrease in glucose utilization in fetal muscles of the rat but not of the rabbit

  2. Relationships of Maternal and Paternal Anthropometry With Neonatal Body Size, Proportions and Adiposity in an Australian Cohort

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    Pomeroy, Emma; Wells, Jonathan C. K.; Cole, Tim J.; O'Callaghan, Michael; Stock, Jay T.

    2014-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    , an important regulator of prenatal growth. The IGF2 gene is pater- nally expressed and maternally imprinted in the pla- centa, and expression during the first trimester is positively associated with offspring birthweight (Deme- triou et al., 2014). Thus IGF2...

  3. Maternal work behavior under welfare reform: How does the transition from welfare to work affect child development?

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    Shyy, Wei

    welfare to work affect child development? Abstract Using data from a longitudinal sample of formerMaternal work behavior under welfare reform: How does the transition from welfare to work affect of Mental Health (R24-MH51363) to the Social Work Research Development Center on Poverty, Risk, and Mental

  4. Medical Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen

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    Lucas, Peter

    Medical Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen Department of Computing Science, and The Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences University of Aberdeen 26/10/00 Summary Computers are currently is to offer a course in medical computing science at the undergraduate level. The course, called Medical

  5. Minnesota Medical Foundation McNamara Alumni Center

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    Minnesota, University of

    in interventional radiology and pediatric cardiology. In short, one of Minnesota's medical miracle-makers. Amplatz

  6. Management of hazardous medical waste in Croatia

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    Marinkovic, Natalija [Medical School University of Zagreb, Department for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Salata 3b, 10 000 Zagreb (Croatia)], E-mail: nmarinko@snz.hr; Vitale, Ksenija; Holcer, Natasa Janev; Dzakula, Aleksandar ['Andrija Stampar' School of Public Health, Medical School University of Zagreb, Rockefellerova 4, 10 000 Zagreb (Croatia); Pavic, Tomo [Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ksaver 200, 10 000 Zagreb (Croatia)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. Medical information and the right to privacy

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    Drell, D. [ed.

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. says Michel Torbey, MD, medical director of OSU Medical Center's Neurovascular Stroke Center.

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    stroke says Michel Torbey, MD, medical director of OSU Medical Center's Neurovascular Stroke Center. "That means calling 911 as soon as you recognize signs in yourself or in someone nearby." When a stroke is brain,'" Dr. Torbey explains. `aMeriCa's best' stroke Care When a stroke patient arrives at The Ohio

  9. Medical Plans for Medicare-Eligible Retirees

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recovery challenge fund LasDubey MathematicaMeasuringMedical Plans Medical

  10. Innovation in Medical Education: Genomics Curriculum Grant funded by NIH

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    Paulsson, Johan

    options or order an assay using next-generation sequencing technology to test maternal blood for fetal technology and application to patient care. In 2010, to promote pathology resident education in genomic risk of Down Syndrome. With direct-to-consumer genotyping, patients have asked their primary care

  11. 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

  12. Columbia University Medical Center Environmental Health & Safety

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    Grishok, Alla

    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

  13. AIR CONDITIONER REQUEST EXTREME MEDICAL CIRCUMSTANCES

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    AIR CONDITIONER REQUEST DUE TO EXTREME MEDICAL CIRCUMSTANCES TO BE COMPLETED BY ATTENDING Moderate Significant Is the use of an air conditioner desirable Yes No OR essential Yes No to the management of allergy? Is the use of an air conditioner

  14. Contractor Employee Pension and Medical Benefits Policy

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2006-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Advanced Instruments, Inc. Applied Medical Resources

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    Vajda, Sandor

    Cynosure Davol - C.R. Bard, Inc. Decision Resources DEKA Research and Development Corporation DePuy Spine, Inc. DocBox, Inc. Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. Eastman Kodak Company Eaton-Peabody Laboratory Elm USA-CMI GE Healthcare Gems Sensors Genzyme Corporation Goodyear-Veyance Technologies, Inc. Harvard

  16. HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH STRATEGIC REVIEW

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    Viglas, Anastasios

    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, scopeHEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH STRATEGIC REVIEW ISSUES PAPER 29 OCTOBER 2012 #12;#12;CONTENTS The Vice

  17. Protecting Privacy in Computerized Medical Information

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    McCurley, Kevin

    ). #12;Foreword T he Clinton administration's health care reform proposal, announced by the President costs and improve health care delivery. By linking computerized health informa- tion through a national to improve patient care and expand resources for medical research and education, while lowering health care

  18. SUMMER ARCHITECTURE ACADEMY HOUSING AND MEDICAL

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    SUMMER ARCHITECTURE ACADEMY HOUSING AND MEDICAL INFORMATION AND AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD To: Summer Architecture Academy students and parents From: University of Oregon Department of Architecture We are looking forward to another exciting and educational Summer Architecture Academy. Many

  19. Initial identification of confounding factors in an epidemiologic study: confounding in a case-control study of maternal serum alpha fetoprotein and breast cancer

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    David, Jennifer Louise

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    exposure and disease. This investigation examined one criterion for confounding in a data set which was used to analyze the association between maternal serum alpha fetoprotein (MSAFP) and breast cancer. The criterion examined in this analysis...

  20. 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 ...

  1. Evaluation of heterosis and heterosis retention in Bos taurus-Bos indicus crossbred cattle for reproductive and maternal traits in cows

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    Neufeld Arce, Rodney Oliver

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    EVALUATION OF HETEROSIS AND HETEROSIS RETENTION IN BOS TAURUS-BOS INDICUS CROSSBRED CATTLE FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND MATERNAL TRAITS IN COWS A Thesis by RODNEY OLIVER NEUFELD ARCE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M... CATTLE FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND MATERNAL TRAITS IN COWS A Thesis by RODNEY OLIVER NEUFELD ARCE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE...

  2. Former worekrs' notification adn medical screening Hanford

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    Patricia Quinn

    2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    CPWR is carrying out a screening program for former Hanford construction workers. This program includes continuing screening and re-screening services for the former worker population. The Program contains the following general components: Start-up planning/needs assessment: A modified exposure assessment will be conducted to identify high-risk buildings or areas, primary exposures, and worker populations at risk. Outreach: CPWR, as the research arm of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, has direct access to workers. CPWR will rely on direct mailings to lists of former workers, and work through and rely on existing organizations (unions, union pension funds, employers, DOE site administrators, etc.) to reach former workers and "get the word out." CPWR will establish/maintain an outreach office at each site listed above. This office will serve as the face of the Program to workers and their communities. Communications and intake center: CPWR has two established toll-free phone numbers (1-800-866-9663 and 1-888-464-0009). There is also a dedicated website for the program (btmed.org). Workers can register with the Program by mail, telephone, or on-line. Work history: A standardized, structured work history is administered with modules that accommodate unique exposure scenarios for different occupations and different DOE sites. A work history interview is administered by a trained program interviewer. The work histories are used to determine whether a participant is eligible for the medical examination and to interpret the findings from the medical examination. Medical evaluation: The Program contracts with local medical providers qualified to deliver occupational medical screening services. All providers are credentialed. The Program contracts with a certified national laboratory and with NIOSH certified B-readers to review x-rays. Based on the work history, the participant is referred to a credentialed medical provider who is located close to the participant's home. If it is not convenient to use a credentialed provider, the Program will make arrangements, if necessary, for the participant to receive a physical exam through the National Supplemental Screening Program. Eligible participants will receive the same core medical exam (including a Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Test, BeLPT), and in addition, based on their work history, they may be assigned to exposure specific modules for asbestos, silica, lead, noise, cadmium, and chromium. Lab work will be sent to a national laboratory for processing, except the blood samples for the BeLPT, which will be sent to a DOE-approved laboratory for evaluation. Determination of work-relatedness and follow-up: A letter of findings will be sent to the participant within 60 days of the exam. The letter is written and/or reviewed by occupational medical health personnel with knowledge of the DOE site(s) where the participant has worked and will include specific follow-up recommendations. Urgent findings are followed up by the provider without delay. Evaluation and quality assurance: All data are entered into the Program Data Management System (DMS). The DMS is web-based and relies on electronic submission of results, whenever possible. A de-identified data set on all participants is provided to Duke University Medical Center for evaluation and analysis. Each participant is asked to complete a satisfaction survey. The DMS will be used for quality assurance purposes and to also report summary data to the DOE. The BTMED.ORG website is encrypted using the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology (128-bit encryption keys). Each individual that accesses the website is assigned a unique login ID, password, and token. Passwords are required to meet standards for "strength," including minimum length, multi-case, and use of numbers. The website is also protected by additional security layers including additional encryption, hardware and software firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and virus protection.

  3. Comparison of F1 cows sired by Brahman, Boran and Tuli bulls for reproductive, maternal, and cow longevity traits

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    Maiga, Assalia Hassimi

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    by ASSALIA HASSIMI MAIGA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, James O. Sanders Committee...COMPARISON OF F1 COWS SIRED BY BRAHMAN, BORAN AND TULI BULLS FOR REPRODUCTIVE, MATERNAL, AND COW LONGEVITY TRAITS A Thesis by ASSALIA HASSIMI MAIGA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial...

  4. Strategic inventory management of externally sourced medical devices

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    Hillstrom, Nichole L. (Nichole Leigh)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  5. Jackson Park Hospital Green Building Medical Center

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    William Dorsey; Nelson Vasquez

    2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Jackson Park Hospital Green Building Medical Center

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    William Dorsey; Nelson Vasquez

    2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 Chicagoâ??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.

  7. ORISE Resources: Radiation Treatment Medication Package Inserts

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recoveryLaboratory | NationalJohnSecurityControlsOMBRadiation Treatment Medication

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

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    HCTT CHE

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. 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

  10. Medical Schedule of Benefits Johns Hopkins Student Health Program

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    Niebur, Ernst

    and Serum 80% 80% of R&C Ambulance Transportation Medically Necessary Transport 80% 80% of R&C Chemotherapy% 80% of R&C Medically Necessary Hearing Aids for dependent children up to age 26 (limited to every 36, X-Ray Exams, and Ultrasound 90% 70% of R&C Medical Supplies Disposable Supplies (e.g. ostomy bags

  11. Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences Annual Report 2007

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    Takada, Shoji

    #12;#12;! Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences #12;! " # Annual Report 2007 #12;Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences #12;! Prof. Kazuhiro Nagata Annual Report 2007 #12;hsp47 hsp47 hsp47 Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences #12;! ! Mol. Biol. Cell. via Mol. Biol. Cell. Stroke Annual Report 2007 #12

  12. University of Glasgow COURSE IN FORENSIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

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    Glasgow, University of

    University of Glasgow COURSE IN FORENSIC MEDICAL SCIENCES 2014 - 15 please turn over Information range of topics within the general theme of forensic medical sciences. The emphasis is on medical aspects of forensic practice, but with important contributions in forensic science and the legal process

  13. E-Print Network 3.0 - ahip medical library Sample Search Results

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    libraries Authors: Gheorghe Bulu 1 , Crina Mih... for the medical community. The Romanian medical higher education libraries are in a period of analysis... by the medical ......

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - annual meeting medical Sample Search Results

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    annual meeting medical Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Annual Report of the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences Kyoto University Summary: Conference Medical Applications of Novel...

  15. 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)

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Cogeneration at Iowa Methodist Medical Center

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    Thunem, C. B.; Schebler, S. J.; Love, G. I.

    Medical Center of Des Moines, Iowa, is installing two 1,500 kW Fairbanks Morse turbocharged dual-fuel reciprocating engine generators. The system will be installed with re covery of exhaust waste heat as steam and jacket, lube Oil, and intercooler... outages or duri g peak thermal loads. Backup and peaking power capa ity is generally a provision of the interconnection gree ment with the electric utility. Provisions m st also be made to remove excess waste heat to b lance thermal production...

  17. ORISE: REAC/TS Radiation Treatment Medications

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recoveryLaboratory |CHEMPACK MappingHistoryMedical Management ofIncident Victim

  18. 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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recoveryLaboratory |CHEMPACKRadiological programStandards development ForThe Medical

  19. Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and

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    Dinesh M. Parmar

    I am indeed delighted to say that we are entering in the world of biomedical communications through the Journal of Clinical & Experimental Research (JCER), a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed, open access, online & print journal which invites submission of high quality manuscripts from all the medical disciplines in the field of clinical and experimental research. As the standard of a journal depends on its contributors, the JCER expects submission of scholarly manuscripts from the researchers. The JCER will follow the publication ethics guidelines developed by the International Committee of

  20. Medical Plans for Non-Medicare Retirees

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  1. Medical Testing and Surveillance Facilities - Hanford Site

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  2. The in vivo bioactivation of the teratogen aflatoxin B? by maternal and fetal tissues in C57BL/6 mice

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    Post, David James

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    . Post, B. S. Texas ASM University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. T. Rick Irvin The time- and dose-dependent formation of covalent aflatoxin B (AFB )-DNA adducts has been described in maternal liver and kidney, placental disk, and fetal liver... tissues of 057BL/6 mice on day 17 of gestation. Significant levels of AFB metabolic activa- tion were observed in placental and fetal tissues. In animals administered a 10 mg/kg AFB dose and sacrificed 2 hours later, placental DNA and fetal liver DNA...

  3. Exploring the associations of maternal red blood cell fatty acids, infant body composition, and quality of infant growth

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    Newbold, Emily A.

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    (21:0) and infant FM (r = 0.23, p = 0.049). Vaccenic acid (18:1n-7t) showed an association that approached significance (presented in italics in Table 3). Table 3. Correlation Matrix of Significant Fatty Acids for Visit 1 Fatty Acid (%) Percentage... expression (12). Research currently has studied associations between essential fatty acids such as the omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and omega-6 (n-6) fatty acid arachidonic acid (AA) in maternal...

  4. 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

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  5. Multi-channel medical imaging system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Frangioni, John V

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. american medical education: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Policy on Accommodations for Disabilities Fossil Fuels Websites Summary: programs. We will adhere to all applicable federal and state...

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

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    asset, REACTS participates in national exercises where a simulated terrorist attack involves radiological materials. REACTS staff provide expertise on the medical...

  8. african medical staff: Topics by E-print Network

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

    to implement the Biology and Medicine Websites Summary: with you: keys, wallet, eyeglasses, medications, etc. Shut down critical equipment in the areaEvacuation Expectations...

  9. anticoagulant medication requiring: Topics by E-print Network

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

    , published in "Medical Informatics in a United and Healthy Europe, Sarajevo : Bosnia And Herzegovina (2009 and work interruptions that, as known, are one of the causes of...

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

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    Paulsson, Johan

    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

  11. ahip fmla medical: Topics by E-print Network

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    Medical Assisting Mathematics Websites Summary: Radiologic Technology Respiratory Care Surgical Technology www.cte.umt.edu Department of Health Professions who are also...

  12. antipsychotic medication adherence: Topics by E-print Network

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    Clifford, Lucinda Jane 2013-01-01 2 Chronic medication adherence: its association with health care costs. Open Access Theses and Dissertations Summary: ??Effective treatment for...

  13. affairs medical center: Topics by E-print Network

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    to meet their unique needs," said commission Bogyo, Matthew 10 Faculty and Staff Handbook The University of Mississippi Medical Center Biology and Medicine Websites...

  14. affairs medical centers: Topics by E-print Network

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

    to meet their unique needs," said commission Bogyo, Matthew 10 Faculty and Staff Handbook The University of Mississippi Medical Center Biology and Medicine Websites...

  15. Tools for Extracting Actionable Medical Knowledge from Genomic Big Data

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    Goldstein, Theodore Charles

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rules of Engagement Creating a central medical and research data repository faces the huge challenges of data collection, standardization, quality assurance,

  16. Medical Sequencing at the extremes of Human Body Mass

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Medical Sequencing at the Extremes of Human Body Mass Nadavcandidate genes and the extremes of human body mass.especially in the population extremes of a given phenotype

  17. Energy Optimization in Wireless Medical Systems Using Physiological Behavior

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    Energy Optimization in Wireless Medical Systems Using Physiological Behavior Hyduke Noshadi, Foad pressure sen- sors placed in each shoe, which cover the bottom of the entire foot, resulting in energy, Algorithm, Performance Keywords Wearable Medical Systems, Energy Optimization, Sensor Se- Permission to make

  18. Top 5 things you need to know Your medical benefits

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    Polz, Martin

    stays (including childbirth and inpatient mental health/substance abuse care). Rates are listed below:KatiaShtyrkovaphoto:WeiGuo photo:NamirJawdat #12;The MIT Student Medical Plan provides coverage for basic care provided on campus at MIT Medical. It's included with tuition and you get: · Primary care · Care from most specialists

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

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    Waste Management Group

    2006-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. University of Michigan Medical School 2010 Residency Match Results

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    Shyy, Wei

    University of Michigan Medical School 2010 Residency Match Results Name Institution SpecialtyGaw/NMH/VA-IL Surgery-Preliminary Northwestern University Feinberg School Urological Surgery Michyla Bowerson Michigan-VT Pediatrics #12;University of Michigan Medical School 2010 Residency Match Results Name Institution Specialty

  1. Medical Schedule of Benefits Johns Hopkins Student Health Program

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    Ghosh, Somnath

    and Serum 80% 80% of R&C Ambulance Transportation Medically Necessary Transport 80% 80% of R&C Chemotherapy% 80% of R&C Medically Necessary Hearing Aids for dependent children up to age 26 (limited to every 36 Supplies Disposable Supplies (e.g. ostomy bags, diabetic supplies, syringes) Diabetic supplies may

  2. Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains

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    Nagurney, Anna

    , according to Kramer (2011), the South African Nuclear Energy Corp (Necsa) believes that the LEU productionSecuring the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery-17, 2012 University of Massachusetts Amherst Securing the Sustainability of Medical Nuclear Supply Chains

  3. Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains

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    Nagurney, Anna

    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 University of Massachusetts Amherst Securing the Sustainability of Medical Nuclear Supply Chains #12

  4. 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 Stegemann, Ph.D. MEDICAL PRODUCT DESIGN 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

  5. Global Security, Medical Isotopes, and Nuclear Science

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    Ahle, L E

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past century basic nuclear science research has led to the use of radioactive isotopes into a wide variety of applications that touch our lives everyday. Some are obvious, such as isotopes for medical diagnostics and treatment. Others are less so, such as National/Global security issues. And some we take for granted, like the small amount of 241Am that is in every smoke detector. At the beginning of this century, we are in a position where the prevalence and importance of some applications of nuclear science are pushing the basic nuclear science community for improved models and nuclear data. Yet, at the same time, the push by the basic nuclear science community to study nuclei that are farther and farther away from stability also offer new opportunities for many applications. This talk will look at several global security applications of nuclear science, summarizing current R&D and need for improved nuclear data It will also look at how applications of nuclear science, such as to medicine, will benefit from the push for more and more powerful radioactive ion beam facilities.

  6. 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.

  7. UCSD Medical Center Ergonomic Funding Assistance Form Purpose: The UCSD Medical Center Workers' Compensation Unit (WCU) currently has funds

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    Gleeson, Joseph G.

    UCSD Medical Center Ergonomic Funding Assistance Form Purpose: The UCSD Medical Center Workers' Compensation Unit (WCU) currently has funds available to assist departments implement ergonomic recommendations identified during an ergonomic assessment. This program will match up to 50% of the cost of identified

  8. Social structure and the traditional medical system in the Philippines

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    Tan, Michael Lim

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Medical System 1. 3. 4 "Culture" and Society" 1. 3, 5 "Formative Processes" 7 7 7 8 9 9 1. 4 Methodological and Theoretical Considerations 1. 4. 1 General Methodology and Units of Analysis 1. 4, 2 A Structural Description of the Filipino... Traditional Medical System 1. 4. 3 The Relationship between a Filipino Worldview and Theories of Health and Illness 1. 4. 4 A Socio-Historical Survey of the Filipino Traditional Medical System ~ . ~ ~ ~ 1. 4. 5 Synthesis and Conclusions 10 10 12 13 14...

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

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    Sanchez, William R

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  10. Process-based Derivation of Requirements for Medical Heather M. Conboy

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    Avrunin, George S.

    , consider the combination of an infusion pump and a medical process for an in-patient surgery where the infusion pump is used in that medical process to ad- minister intravenous fluids and medic

  11. Hartford Medical Society Historical Library Price List for Reproductions and Services

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Hartford Medical Society Historical Library Price List for Reproductions and Services Type use of the materials duplicated from the collection of the Hartford Medical Society Historical Library must be credited: "Courtesy of Hartford Medical Society Historical Library, University

  12. French Army Medical Services in the mid-nineteenth century: a medical history of the French Crimean expedition

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    Harbison, Burton Earl

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the reign of Louis XIV. During the 1850s the French Military Health Service was still regarded as among the most efficient in Europe. The Crimean War of 1854-1856 brought military success to French Armies, but it also brought a medical catastrophe...'s military predominance, its military medical establishment enjoyed the same prestige that was bestowed on the other arms. First-rate armies rarely have shoddy medical support, and French armies from the time of Louis XIY until the Second Empire were...

  13. Oxygen generator for medical applications (USIC)

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    Staiger, C. L.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Garmaise, Miriam Gail

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  15. Division of Medical Sciences DISSERTATION ADVISOR DECLARATION FORM

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    Bulyk, Martha L.

    Division of Medical Sciences DISSERTATION ADVISOR DECLARATION FORM STEP 1 ­ To be completed research project/ topic: Name of Proposed Dissertation Advisor ­ To be completed by Dissertation Advisor Advisor's Name

  16. Factors influencing the time for FDA review of medical devices

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    Singh, Inder Raj, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Companies must receive marketing authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they can begin commercial distribution of a new type of medical device in the United States. The premarket approval application ...

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

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    Prentice, Rachel

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Gautreau, Leigh (Leigh Ann)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  19. A system theoretic approach to design safety into medical device

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    Song, Qingyang S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this thesis is to investigate and demonstrate the application of a systems approach to medical device safety in China. Professor Leveson has developed an accident modeling framework called STAMP (Systems Theoretic ...

  20. Computer-aided decision making for Medical Device Reporting

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    Chen, Jih-Horn

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 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...

  1. Automatic Indexing of Handwritten Medical Forms for Search Engines

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    Boyer, Edmond

    and later searched. Both practical and theoretical numbers are reported. This research builds the notion with the Western Regional Emergency Medical Services (WREMS) division of the New York State (NYS) Department

  2. Chief, Medical Service VA Palo Alto Health Care System

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    Quake, Stephen R.

    Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). VAPAHCS has 833 operating beds, which include 100 acute care beds, and students are trained each year. As the Chief, Medical Service, the incumbent will maintain a joint

  3. Characteristics of disruptive innovation within the medical device industry

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    Berlin, David B. (David Benjamin)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  4. Model for a web based medical technology assessment system

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    Prabhu, Gopal

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    will form the backbone of this system. Various queries can be run to produce the desired results. This system will provide a means for assessing the currently available medical technology. Based on the information present in the system clinical engineers...

  5. Mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry

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    Ohashi, Kevin Lee

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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    Summary: Rprint & Copyright @ by Aerospace Medical Association, Alexandria, V A w. P. ROACH, M.S., Ph.D., M, B.S., and CRAIG M. BRAMLETTE, A.S. ROACH WP, ROGERS ME, ROCKWELL BA,...

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  9. Acting Interns, Assessing When Graduating Medical Students Call for Help, a Simulated Capstone Experience

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    Wald, D; Peet, A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    will commonly call for help, often for assistance withMedical Students Call for Help, a Simulated Capstonedeveloped Capstone courses to help prepare medical students

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    UWM, Marquette, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert... delivery, health care reform and improving the life of populations. The Medical ... Source: Medical College...

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    sexual behavior Medication Interactions 63 Self medication with antibiotics in Yogyakarta City Indonesia. Open Access Theses and Dissertations Summary: ??In Indonesia, legislation...

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    and summarized the medication data... auditing of patient records for quality assurance. Keywords: drug therapy, computer-assisted; medication... and colleagues found that...

  17. 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'

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  18. 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)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  19. Early postnatal maternal separation causes alterations in the expression of ?3-adrenergic receptor in rat adipose tissue suggesting long-term influence on obesity

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    Miki, Takanori, E-mail: mikit@med.kagawa-u.ac.jp [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan)] [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan); Liu, Jun-Qian; Ohta, Ken-ichi; Suzuki, Shingo [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan)] [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan); Kusaka, Takashi [Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan)] [Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan); Warita, Katsuhiko [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan)] [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan); Yokoyama, Toshifumi [Department of Bioresource and Agrobiosciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University (Japan)] [Department of Bioresource and Agrobiosciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University (Japan); Jamal, Mostofa [Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan)] [Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan); Ueki, Masaaki [Department of Anesthesia, Nishiwaki Municipal Hospital (Japan)] [Department of Anesthesia, Nishiwaki Municipal Hospital (Japan); Yakura, Tomiko; Tamai, Motoki [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan)] [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan); Sumitani, Kazunori [Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan)] [Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan); Hosomi, Naohisa [Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutics, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Japan)] [Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutics, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Japan); Takeuchi, Yoshiki [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan)] [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University (Japan)

    2013-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: High-fat diet intake following maternal separation did not cause body weight gain. However, levels of metabolism-related molecules in adipose tissue were altered. Increased levels of prohibitin mRNA in white fat were observed. Attenuated levels of ?3-adrenergic receptor mRNA were observed in brown fat. Such alterations in adipose tissue may contribute to obesity later in life. -- Abstract: The effects of early postnatal maternal deprivation on the biological characteristics of the adipose tissue later in life were investigated in the present study. SpragueDawley rats were classified as either maternal deprivation (MD) or mother-reared control (MRC) groups. MD was achieved by separating the rat pups from their mothers for 3 h each day during the 1015 postnatal days. mRNA levels of mitochondrial uncoupling protein 1 (UCP-1), ?3-adrenergic receptor (?3-AR), and prohibitin (PHB) in the brown and white adipose tissue were determined using real-time RT-PCR analysis. UCP-1, which is mediated through ?3-AR, is closely involved in the energy metabolism and expenditure. PHB is highly expressed in the proliferating tissues/cells. At 10 weeks of age, the body weight of the MRC and MD rats was similar. However, the levels of the key molecules in the adipose tissue were substantially altered. There was a significant increase in the expression of PHB mRNA in the white adipose tissue, while the ?3-AR mRNA expression decreased significantly, and the UCP-1 mRNA expression remained unchanged in the brown adipose tissue. Given that these molecules influence the mitochondrial metabolism, our study indicates that early postnatal maternal deprivation can influence the fate of adipose tissue proliferation, presumably leading to obesity later in life.

  20. Evaluation of F1 Cows Sired by Brahman, Boran, and Tuli Bulls for Reproductive and Maternal Performance Traits and Cow Longevity

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    Muntean, Carl

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    LONGEVITY A Thesis by CARL THOMAS MUNTEAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, James O. Sanders... and Maternal Performance Traits and Cow Longevity. (May 2011) Carl Thomas Muntean, B.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. James O. Sanders Birth (BWT) (n = 1,335) and weaning weight...

  1. Portable, space-saving medical patient support system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bzorgi; Fariborz (Knoxville, TN)

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Tijana Rajh

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Global health education in U.S. Medical schools

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    Khan, Omar A; Guerrant, Richard; Sanders, James; Carpenter, Charles; Spottswood, Margaret; Jones, David S; OCallahan, Cliff; Brewer, Timothy F; Markuns, Jeffrey F; Gillam, Stephen; ONeill, Joseph; Nathanson, Neal; Wright, Stephen

    2013-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    % of schools did so. Finally, schools were evaluated for offering a substan- tive abroad experience for students; 47% of schools surveyed offered such an experience. Khan et al. BMC Medical Education 2013, 13:3 Page 2 of 7 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472... , USA Full list of author information is available at the end of the articleCurricular offerings of 96 US medical schools were selected by participation in the IOME survey [6]. They were evaluated for GH interest group presence, didactic courses in GH...

  4. Designing for Energy Conservation - The Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital

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    Wiernik, L. B.; Ranzau, P. A.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ,000 'quare foot is heat gain. The longest dbeneions of the Cypress cmprised Of three 40-bed medical'sur&ical In-patient Medical Center are oriented northwest and southeast. care nureing floors, and the first floor which houses All of the external windows... are 1/4" solar bronze administrative, business, dienostic, treatment and and internally ehded by 3" wide vertical blinds. ancillary services. The hospital is adjoined by a First floor windows are ehaded by a -$-foot overhang. 40,000 square foot med...

  5. Medical treatments, fuel sources from studying elusive enzyme

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces andMapping the NanoscaleMechanical BehaviorSummerwelcomeMedicalMedical

  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.

    2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    was inserted into the LV through the left atrium (LA). The balloon was filled with deionized water and attached to a rigid, deionized water-filled catheter connected to a calibrated pressure transducer (ArgonMedical Devices). The volume of the balloon... ). Sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2#3; ATPase (SERCA2a) is important for ex- trusion of cytosolic calcium necessary for cardiomyocyte relaxation as well as in accumulating calcium in the sar- coplasmic reticulum in preparation for contraction (38). Protein...

  7. Patient Controlled Encryption: Ensuring Privacy of Electronic Medical Records

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    Lauter, Kristin

    .S. President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which containedPatient Controlled Encryption: Ensuring Privacy of Electronic Medical Records Josh Benaloh, Melissa,melissac,horvitz,klauter}@microsoft.com ABSTRACT We explore the challenge of preserving patients' privacy in electronic health record systems. We

  8. Wireless Sensor Networks in the Area of Medical

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    by the nodes. WSNs are currently at the center of many research projects in a range of application areas, this research will focus on small networks to be used in the medical field where performance & reliability cost, low maintenance ­ Energy-efficient ­ Small form factor, unobtrusive · Applications ­ Industrial

  9. Trust of Medical Devices, Applications, and Users in Pervasive Healthcare

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    Bishop, Matt

    to receive health care through the use of pervasive medical devices, sensors, and applications, even outside. This paper shows how the Solar Trust Model can be used to evaluate the trustworthiness of data and data sources in networks of pervasive healthcare devices, sensors, and applications. Categories and Subject

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    de Lijser, Peter

    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON Fit 4 Life MEDICAL CLEARANCE OF PERSONAL PHYSICIAN Name of Patient _______________________ Your patient is interested in participating in the Fit 4 Life class, one: - Chest Press and Leg Press Flexibility * Chair Sit and Reach yes ___ no ___ * Back Scratch yes

  11. benefit description Mit student/Affiliate Medical plan

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    Polz, Martin

    that includes a variety of health care benefits. The MIT Student Health Plan is designed to fulfill the state is the Mit student Medical plan. It provides you with primary care, outpatient mental health care, and a wide hospitalization, inpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment, surgical procedures, and prescription

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    Polz, Martin

    procedures, and hospital stays (including childbirth and inpatient mental health/substance abuse care). Rates for basic care provided on campus at MIT Medical. · Primary care · Care from most specialists · Urgent Care-253-4371 or affplan@med.mit.edu. The MIT Affiliate Health Plan can cover health care for your family, too. · Your

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    Jan 2010 MEDICATION TREATMENT FOR ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS UNLV STUDENT WELLNESS SRWC (702) 895-3627 Due to the high potential for both abuse and possibly sudden unexpected death, UNLV Student Wellness for ADD/ADHD. You may contact the CAPS triage counselor or our care manager, Perris Kent, for an ADD

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    Datta, Sandeep Robert

    Division of Medical Sciences DISSERTATION ADVISOR DECLARATION FORM STEP 1 - To be completed of Proposed Dissertation Advisor: Signature of student: Date: STEP 2 - To be completed by Dissertation Advisor Neuroscience Karen Harmin Michael Greenberg Fax#: 1. 2. 3. 4. Advisor's Name: Title: Address: Email: Fax

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    Walz, Thomas

    Division of Medical Sciences DISSERTATION ADVISOR DECLARATION FORM STEP 1 ­ To be completed of Proposed Dissertation Advisor: Signature of student: Date: STEP 2 ­ To be completed by Dissertation Advisor Advisor's Name: Title: Address: Phone#: Fax#: Email: ­ OVER ­ #12;STEP 2 (continued) ­ To be completed

  16. Syllabus-PHY315-1 Biological and Medical Physics

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    Movileanu, Liviu

    Syllabus-PHY315-1 Syllabus Biological and Medical Physics PHY 315 - Spring 2014 Professor Dr. Liviu in this syllabus. Administrative Assistance Mrs. Patricia Whitmore; Office: Room111, Physics Bldg.; Phone: 443;Syllabus-PHY315-2 Contents of the class: Why biology by the numbers? Design schemes for cells

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    Cui, Yan

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  18. Deploying An Electronic Medical Record System in Rural Rwanda

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    Anderson, Richard

    Deploying An Electronic Medical Record System in Rural Rwanda Yaw Anokwa1 , Christian Allen2 asked Partners in Health to help build a national health care system. A small town named Rwinkwavu was chosen as the home of one of the first comprehensive health care systems in Africa. To help manage

  19. Prediction-Based Compression Ratio Boundaries for Medical Images

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    Qi, Xiaojun

    Prediction-Based Compression Ratio Boundaries for Medical Images Xiaojun Qi Computer Science present prediction-based image compression techniques take advantage of either intra- or inter function. The prediction-based compression technique has been applied on some magnetic resonance (MR) brain

  20. Optimal Allocation of MRI Scan Capacity among Competitive Medical Departments

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    the users to give an honest forecast of their demands in order to ensure a fair allocation? Stochastic that medical departments provide Radiology with a demand forecast for the next period. Overestimating demand forecast, and do not over- or underestimate their demand. 1.1 Problem Example We illustrate the necessity

  1. 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

  2. Assessment of Research University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMC Utrecht)

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Afzender Assessment of Research Quality University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) 2001 - 2006) the absence of a national comparison. In this new procedure, The Board of Utrecht University has appointed of the research at the UMC Utrecht (see Appendix 1). The Board of Utrecht University determined in more detail

  3. Near-infrared spectroscopic tissue imaging for medical applications

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

    2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Near-infrared spectroscopic tissue imaging for medical applications

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2006-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Harvard Medical School AbundanceFound Global Health

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    Lahav, Galit

    of post residency work primarily centered in global health delivery will receive 40% of the total awardHarvard Medical School AbundanceFound Global Health Loan Forgiveness Program for Graduating who have an intention of pursuing careers in global health delivery. This program is designed

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    University of California, Davis, Health System Office of Medical Education Exhibitor Confirmation' tabletop or equivalent floor space. o Vendors provide their own electrical cords or pay for equipment provided by conference site AV services. o Decorating, security guard, internet and electricity

  7. 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

  8. University of Colorado Boulder Colorado Springs Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

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    Stowell, Michael

    University of Colorado Boulder · Colorado Springs · Denver · Anschutz Medical Campus Michael Carrigan, Regent 555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3200 Denver, Colorado 80202 Phone (303) 295-8314 TO: Steve SUBJECT: Restatement of the University of Colorado's Nondiscrimination Statement Regarding Sexual

  9. Microfluidic Facility, Harvard Medical School LIQUID NITROGEN TANK HANDLING

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    Paulsson, Johan

    Microfluidic Facility, Harvard Medical School LIQUID NITROGEN TANK HANDLING HMS microfluidics/microfabrication facility has one high pressure liquid nitrogen tank which supplies the nitrogen for some equipment normal operation. In case the liquid nitrogen tank is malfunctioning and requires to be shut down or replaced make

  10. "Developing `smart' algorithms for medical and wireless technologies to

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    Acton, Scott

    , including medical devices for the treatment of diabetes, resource management in wireless systems, and network traffic engineering. In conjunction with the UVa Center for Diabetes Technology, our group has contributed to the development of algorithms for closed-loop and advisory mode control of type 1 diabetes, i

  11. The Future of Medical Education David G. Nichols, MD

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    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    The Translational Discipline #12;Medical Education of the Future The Translational Discipline · Input: Philosophy Discipline · Input: Philosophy and Content · Output: Clinical Quality and Assessments 3 #12;Biochem. J. (2009 on risk. Asymptomatic-Latent Symptomatic- Sick Risk factors: ·Genotype ·Post-transcription events

  12. Improved Classification of Medical Data Using Abductive Network Committees

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    Abdel-Aal, Radwan E.

    Improved Classification of Medical Data Using Abductive Network Committees Trained on Different 3 860 4281 #12;Summary This paper demonstrates the use of abductive network classifier committees the features and forming subsets of uniform predictive quality for training individual members. The abductive

  13. 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;Summary Objectives: To introduce abductive network classifier committees as an ensemble method-organizing, automatic-stopping nature, and learning approach used by abductive networks are not very conducive

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    Polz, Martin

    INFORMATION Mental health Alcoholism Substance abuse Abortion HIV testing and related information-4307 Phone: 617-253-4906 Fax: 617-258-0884 Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information that Medical Records Service has already completed action on it. I understand that protected health

  15. Segmentation for Medical Image Mining: A Technical Ashraf Elsayed1

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    Atkinson, Katie

    Segmentation for Medical Image Mining: A Technical Report Ashraf Elsayed1 , Frans Coenen1 , Marta, such as relational databases, has been the focal point of much work in data mining. However, with advances, sound, etc). There is currently a very substantial collection of image data that can be mined

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    Weber, Rodney

    Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs The George W. Woodruff School #12 Engineering Industry Graduate School DOE National Labs Nuclear Navy #12; 104 Operating Nuclear Power plants one of the highest among all engineers #12;Westinghouse AP1000 Areva EPR GE Nuclear ESBWR B&W m

  17. Radiation Exposure From Medical Imaging Time to Regulate?

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    Brenner, David Jonathan

    smaller population exposure. The current US situation is that quality control and qual- ity assurance modern medical imaging, there are serious is- sues of quality control, training, and, particularly of different standards and rules are in place; accreditation programs, through the American College

  18. The Biomedical Libraries Dartmouth College/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    The Biomedical Libraries Dartmouth College/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 2001/2002 Annual Report William F. Garrity Director of Biomedical Libraries July 15, 2002 The Biomedical Libraries are the Dana Biomedical Library at the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the Matthews

  19. The effect of a controlled manipulation of maternal dietary fat intake on medium and long chain fatty acids in human breast milk in Saskatoon, Canada

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    Nasser, Roseann; Stephen, Alison M; Goh, Yeow K; Clandinin, M Thomas

    2010-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Nutr Soc 2007, 66:397-404. 2. Hachey DL, Thomas MR, Emken EA, Garza C, Brown-Booth L, Adlof RO, Klein PD: Human lactation: maternal transfer to dietary triglycerides labeled with stable isotopes. J Lipid Res 1987, 28:1185-1192. 3. Emken EA, Adlof RO... . Within-feed and between-breast variation in selected components of human milk. Am J Clin Nutr 1984, 40:635-646. 20. Jensen RG: Determination of lipid content. The Lipids of Human Milk Boca Raton: CRC PressJensen RG 1989, 25-41. 21. Hall B: Uniformity...

  20. Evaluation of the medical device approval lag between the United States and the European Union

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    Dhavale, Todd V

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The United States is the world leader in development and manufacture of medical devices. Even with this leadership position, there is evidence that the US is often not the first country to have new medical technology ...

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

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    Garcia Lopez, Claudia Monica

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Buckley, Patrick R.

    2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Bohorquez, Jose L

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  4. 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 ...

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

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    Balgos, Vincent H

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  6. Development of Mechanical Systems for Automated Medical Slide Specimen Storage and Retrieval

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    Wurtz, Joshua James

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    and intriguing considering that improving medical systems can save the lives of patients. The Intelligent System and Automation Laboratory at the University of Kansas has created a prototype machine with the goal of making the process of medical slide specimen...

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - annual varsity medical Sample Search Results

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    school. The approved McMaster Medical Form must be used to document absence... ) medical certificates per year after which the student must meet with the Director of the Program....

  8. A comparative study of the diffusion of antihypertensive and antidepressant medications in Germany in Japan

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    Cui, Ling, 1978-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis analyzes and compares the diffusion of antihypertensive and antidepressant medications in Germany and Japan during the time period of 1992 and 2003. The antihypertensive medications are classified as new, middle ...

  9. Medical catheters thermally manipulated by fiber optic bundles

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    Chastagner, Philippe (608 Aumond Rd., Augusta, GA 30909)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A maneuverable medical catheter comprising a flexible tube having a functional tip. 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. Features of MCNP6 Relevant to Medical Radiation Physics

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    Hughes, H. Grady III [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goorley, John T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    MCNP (Monte Carlo N-Particle) is a general-purpose Monte Carlo code for simulating the transport of neutrons, photons, electrons, positrons, and more recently other fundamental particles and heavy ions. Over many years MCNP has found a wide range of applications in many different fields, including medical radiation physics. In this presentation we will describe and illustrate a number of significant recently-developed features in the current version of the code, MCNP6, having particular utility for medical physics. Among these are major extensions of the ability to simulate large, complex geometries, improvement in memory requirements and speed for large lattices, introduction of mesh-based isotopic reaction tallies, advances in radiography simulation, expanded variance-reduction capabilities, especially for pulse-height tallies, and a large number of enhancements in photon/electron transport.

  11. Consumer Query Health Profile Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

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    Barrash, Warren

    Consumer Query Health Profile Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Query resulted in 570 BSU Classified and Non-Classified employees that participated in the Fall 2004 Health Risk Appraisal. Non.2% 9.6% 7.7% 9.0% Heart Disease 2.3% 2.3% 2.6% 3.1% No Primary Care Physician 33.0% 31.8% 30.0% 24

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

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    Manago, Bianca

    2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    medical team research has reached a point where the linkages between information exchange, hierarchy, and team performance need to be clearly established. Several individual experiments demonstrate interesting findings, but the effects they display... 2010). Beyond that, teams are embedded in an ?encompassing organizational system, with boundaries and linkages to the broader system context and task environment? (Kozlowski and Ilgen 2006:79). That is, in the current research, teams are generally...

  13. Energy use baselining study for the National Naval Medical Center

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    Parker, G.B.; Halverson, M.A.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides an energy consumption profile for fourteen buildings at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. Recommendations are also made for viable energy efficiency projects funded with assistance from the servicing utility (Potomic Electric Power Company) in the form of rebates and incentives available in their Demand Side Management (DSM) program and through Shared Energy Savings (SES) projects. This report also provides estimates of costs and potential energy savings of the recommended projects.

  14. Third-world folk beliefs and practices: Haitian medical anthropology

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Voodoo Possession Wakes Water Weaning Western Medicine Wheelchair Whooping Cough Wi Womb Worms Wounds Yawning Yaws Zombis Appendix - 100 Haitian Proverbs on Health and Sickness: Aging Birthing Death Diet Eyes Forbearance Health... often causes the accident to be seen as having definitely been caused by a Voodoo-inspired curse. 13 ACHIEVEMENTS Notable medical advances in recent times in Haiti: eradication of yaws, yellow fever, and smallpox. Haiti has also become...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - air medical meteorology Sample Search Results

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    institutes Disciplines Systemanalysis science Medical science Statistics Meteorology... - Air pollution - CO2 costs - Climate + meteorology Base-line definition: Geographical...

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - alternative medical interventions Sample...

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    Clinical Trial Design Developing Dynamic, Sequential Treatments that Optimize Mental Health Outcomes Summary: in the medical care process. Adaptive Interventions...

  17. 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)

    2010-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Future Supply of Medical Radioisotopes for the UK Report 2014

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    Neilly, Brian; Ballinger, Jim; Buscombe, John; Clarke, Rob; Ellis, Beverley; Flux, Glenn; Fraser, Louise; Hall, Adrian; Owen, Hywel; Paterson, Audrey; Perkins, Alan; Scarsbrook, Andrew

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The UK has no research nuclear reactors and relies on the importation of 99Mo and other medical radioisotopes (e.g. Iodine-131) from overseas (excluding PET radioisotopes). The UK is therefore vulnerable not only to global shortages, but to problems with shipping and importation of the products. In this context Professor Erika Denton UK national Clinical Director for Diagnostics requested that the British Nuclear Medicine Society lead a working group with stakeholders including representatives from the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to prepare a report. The group had a first meeting on 10 April 2013 followed by a working group meeting with presentations on 9th September 2013 where the scope of the work required to produce a report was agreed. The objectives of the report are: to describe the status of the use of medical radioisotopes in the UK; to anticipate the potential impact of shortages for the UK; to assess potential alternative avenues of medical radioisotope production for the UK m...

  19. THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN MEDICAL EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT CLAIM FORM

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    Davis, Lloyd M.

    addiction treatment Prescribed vitamins (requires written prescription from doctor) Eye examinations Special to obtaining medical treatment at a medical facility Braille books and magazines Medical out-of-pocket expenses surgery Orthodontic care Deductibles and co-payments ****Over-the-counter (OTC) expenses Dental out

  20. Job Title Ryan White Medical Case Manager (LMSW/LBSW) Employer/ Agency Houston Areas Community Services

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    and formulates diagnosis of social, emotional and substance abuse problems, develops treatment plans for each to mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, medications, housing, and other client services, medications, and health care adherence particularly in regarding to HIV and other medical diagnoses

  1. Visual servoing in medical robotics Zill e Hussnain, Sounkalo Dembele and Nicolas Andreff

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Visual servoing in medical robotics Zill e Hussnain, Sounkalo Demb´el´e and Nicolas Andreff Femto servoing approaches and their use in medical robotics. visual servoing, medical robotics, phonomicrosurgery robotics, imaging, image processing, vision and control theory (figure 1). It refers to the use

  2. Low-Power Wireless Medical Systems and Circuits for Invasive and Non-Invasive Applications

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    Gaxiola-Sosa, Jesus Efrain

    2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Amplifier IC Integrated Circuit IMD Implantable Medical Device ISM Industrial Scientific and Medical ISR Interrupt Service Routine LNA Low Noise Amplifier LO Local Oscillator MAC Media Access Controller MCU Microcontroller viii MICS Medical... measurements. .......................................... 45 Fig. 25. End device PCB and ISM Tx/Rx daughter card. .............................................. 46 Fig. 26. GUI screenshot presenting the detected ECG signal (lead II...

  3. Search thousands of travel therapy destinations at: http://www.advanced-medical.net

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    Weber, David J.

    Search thousands of travel therapy destinations at: http://www.advanced-medical.net Why do new grads travel with Advanced Medical? Mentorship: With accomplished mentors, new grad friendly facilities, and robust clinical support, trust Advanced Medical to take your professional growth seriously. Advanced

  4. TITLE: NON-RETALIATION Columbia University Medical Center will refrain from intimidating, threatening, coercing,

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    Columbia University

    TITLE: NON-RETALIATION POLICY: Columbia University Medical Center will refrain from intimidating : Columbia University Medical Center is committed to protecting patient privacy as mandated by city, state-retaliation for exercising rights or reporting actual or suspected violations Columbia University Medical Center

  5. 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 the procedures Columbia University Medical Center will follow in order to use a patient's PHI for marketing to patients: . describes a health-related product or service provided by Columbia University Medical Center

  6. Five year report on the medical follow up of Marshallese receiving special medical care related to 1954 Bravo fallout radiation (January 1992--1996)

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    Vaswani, A.N.; Howard, J.E.

    1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the 17th and final report of the Marshall Islands Medical Program as carried out by the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The purpose of these publications has been to provide information on the medical status of 253 Marshallese exposed to radiation fallout in 1954. The medical program fulfills a commitment to disclose unique medical information relevant to public health. Details of the Bravo thermonuclear accident that caused the exposure have been published. A 1955 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which described the acute medical effects on the population that required special medical care, remains a definitive and relevant description of events. Marshallese participation in this Congressionally mandated program is voluntary. Throughout the 44 years of the program, each participating individual`s relevant medical findings, laboratory data, disease morbidity, and mortality have been published in the BNL reports in a manner preserving patient confidentiality. In each report, there has been an attempt to interpret these findings and to infer the role of radiation exposure in their development. An equally important aspect of the reports has been the presentation of data that allows for analyses of the medical consequences of the Marshallese exposure.

  7. Evaluation and Feedback of Medical Students Rotating in Emergency Medicine: A Model for Comprehensive Evaluation and Swift Feedback

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    Banh, Kenny; Weichenthal, Lori; Snowden, Brandy

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    importance of Evaluation and Feedback of Medical StudentsEvaluation and Swift Feedback Kenny Banh, MD; Loriand providing quality feedback to medical students who

  8. Iterative reconstruction of the detector response for medical gamma cameras

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    Morozov, A; Alves, F; Domingos, V; Martins, R; Neves, F; Chepel, V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistical event reconstruction techniques can give better results for gamma cameras than the traditional centroid method. However, implementation of such techniques requires detailed knowledge of the PMT light response functions. Here we describe an iterative technique which allows to obtain the response functions from flood irradiation data without imposing strict requirements on the spatial uniformity of the event distribution. A successful application of the technique for medical gamma cameras is demonstrated using both simulated and experimental data. We show that this technique can be used for monitoring of the photomultiplier gain variations. An implementation of the iterative reconstruction technique capable of operating in real-time is also presented.

  9. Cancer Research Institute, Loma Linda University Medical Center

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    NONE

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) DOE/EA-0975, evaluating the construction, equipping and operation of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) at the Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) on its campus in Loma Linda, California. Based on the analysis in the EA, the DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. This document describes alternatives, the affected environment and environmental consequences of the proposed action.

  10. Evaluating parallel relational databases for medical data analysis.

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    Rintoul, Mark Daniel; Wilson, Andrew T.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. ORISE: REAC/TS Medical Management 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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recoveryLaboratory |CHEMPACK MappingHistoryMedical Management of Radiation Incidents

  12. ORISE: REAC/TS Radiological Incident Medical Consultation

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recoveryLaboratory |CHEMPACK MappingHistoryMedical Management ofIncident

  13. ORISE: Radiation Emergency Medicine - Continuing Medical Education Course

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  14. Research and Medical Isotope Reactor Supply | Y-12 National Security

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared atEffect of DryCorrectionComplex Research and Medical ...

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

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  16. The fuzzy Hough Transform-feature extraction in medical images

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    Philip, K.P.; Dove, E.L.; Stanford, W.; Chandran, K.B. (Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States)); McPherson, D.D.; Gotteiner, N.L. (Northwestern Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Internal Medicine)

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Identification of anatomical features is a necessary step for medical image analysis. Automatic methods for feature identification using conventional pattern recognition techniques typically classify an object as a member of a predefined class of objects, but do not attempt to recover the exact or approximate shape of that object. For this reason, such techniques are usually not sufficient to identify the borders of organs when individual geometry varies in local detail, even though the general geometrical shape is similar. The authors present an algorithm that detects features in an image based on approximate geometrical models. The algorithm is based on the traditional and generalized Hough Transforms but includes notions from fuzzy set theory. The authors use the new algorithm to roughly estimate the actual locations of boundaries of an internal organ, and from this estimate, to determine a region of interest around the organ. Based on this rough estimate of the border location, and the derived region of interest, the authors find the final estimate of the true borders with other image processing techniques. The authors present results that demonstrate that the algorithm was successfully used to estimate the approximate location of the chest wall in humans, and of the left ventricular contours of a dog heart obtained from cine-computed tomographic images. The authors use this fuzzy Hough Transform algorithm as part of a larger procedures to automatically identify the myocardial contours of the heart. This algorithm may also allow for more rapid image processing and clinical decision making in other medical imaging applications.

  17. French Sizing of Medical Devices is not Fit for Purpose

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    Kibriya, Nabil, E-mail: nabskib@yahoo.co.uk; Hall, Rebecca; Powell, Steven [The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Radiology Department (United Kingdom); How, Thien [University of Liverpool, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (United Kingdom); McWilliams, Richard G. [The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Radiology Department (United Kingdom)

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PurposeThe purpose of the study is to quantify the variation in the metric equivalent of French size in a range of medical devices, from various manufacturers, used in interventional radiology.MethodsThe labelling of a range of catheters, introducers, drains, balloons, stents, and endografts was examined. Products were chosen to achieve a broad range of French sizes from several manufacturers. To assess manufacturing accuracy, eight devices were selected for measurement using a laser micrometer. The external diameters of three specimens of each device were measured at centimeter intervals along the length of the device to ensure uniformity.ResultsA total of 200 labels of interventional radiology equipment were scrutinized. The results demonstrate a wide variation in the metric equivalent of French sizing. Labelled products can vary in diameter across the product range by up to 0.79 mm.The devices selected for measurement with the non-contact laser micrometer demonstrate acceptable manufacturing consistency. The external diameter differed by 0.05 mm on average.ConclusionsOur results demonstrate wide variation in the interpretation of the French scale by different manufacturers of medical devices. This has the potential to lead to problems using coaxial systems especially when the products are from different manufacturers. It is recommended that standard labelling should be employed by all manufacturers conveying specific details of the equipment. Given the wide variation in the interpretation of the French scale, our opinion is that this scale either needs to be abandoned or be strictly defined and followed.

  18. Threshold of trichloroethylene contamination in maternal drinking waters affecting fetal heart development in the rat. Environ Health Perspect 111(3):289?292

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    Paula D. Johnson; Stanley J. Goldberg; Mary Z. Mays; Brenda V. Dawson

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Halogenated hydrocarbons such as trichloroethylene (TCE) are among the most common water supply contaminants in the United States and abroad. Epidemiologic studies have found an association but not a cause-and-effect relation between halogenated hydrocarbon contamination and increased incidence of congenital cardiac malformations or other defective birth outcomes. Avian and rat studies demonstrated statistically significant increases in the number of congenital cardiac malformations in those treated with high doses of TCE, either via intrauterine pump or in maternal drinking water, compared with controls. This study attempts to determine if there is a threshold dose exposure to TCE above which the developing heart is more likely to be affected. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly placed in test groups and exposed to various concentrations of TCE (2.5 ppb, 250 ppb, 1.5 ppm, 1,100 ppm) in drinking water or distilled water (control group) throughout pregnancy. The percentage of abnormal hearts in the treated groups ranged from 0 to 10.48%, with controls having 2.1 % abnormal hearts, and the number of litters with fetuses with abnormal hearts ranged from 0 to 66.7%, and the control percentage was 16.4%. The data from this study indicate not only that there is a statistically significant probability overall of a dose response to increasing levels of TCE exposure, but also that this trend begins to manifest at relatively low levels of exposure (i.e., < 250 ppb). Maternal rats exposed to more than this level of TCE during pregnancy showed an associated increased incidence of cardiac malformations in their developing rat fetuses. Key words: cardiac malformations, cardiac teratogenicity, environmental contaminants, halogenated hydrocarbon, heart defects, heart development, TCE, trichloroethylene. Environ Health Perspect 111:289292 (2003). doi:10.1289/ehp.5125 available via

  19. The relationship between manual ability and success in the medical laboratory

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    Robison, Robert Drake

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    August 1978 $$3ZV1 ABSTRACT The Relationship Between Manual Ability and Success in the Medical Laboratory. (August 1978) Robert Drake Robison B. S. , Texas ASM University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr, Leonard D. Ponder Purpose The purpose... Preliminary to this study, a review of the literature was done in three areas: 1) a history of manual ability and skills research, 2) criteria used for admission to schools of medical technology and 3) research into skills and manual ability in medical...

  20. 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)

    2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Methods for separating medical isotopes using ionic liquids

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

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  2. Bioassay Phantoms Using Medical Images and Computer Aided Manufacturing

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    Dr. X. Geroge Xu

    2011-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Systems Commissioning and Continuous Commissioning for Tripler Army Medical Center

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    Schroeder, F.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    of Breath Cold Symptoms Summary: Symptoms Night Time Wakening with trouble breathing Cough Current Asthma Medications: History of: Asthma... Chest: Clear Rales Ronchi Wheeze...

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    listing of requirements. Summary: Social Sciences CA Allopathic Medical Schools UC Davis UC San Francisco UC San Diego UC Los Angeles UC... offers an opportunity to provide...

  7. DOE and NNSA labs work with CTBTO to reduce medical isotope emissions...

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  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - automated medical information Sample Search...

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    Administration Office of Marine and Aviation Operations Summary: of NHSQs. This medical history database contains essential information about the health of scientists... is to be...

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - american medical colleges Sample Search...

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    ggaloust@fau.edu FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College... of Medicine and Five Palm Beach County Hospitals Form Consortium for Graduate Medical Education Officials ... Source:...

  10. Domestic production of medical isotope Mo-99 moves a step closer

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    Mo-99 Domestic production of medical isotope Mo-99 moves a step closer Irradiated uranium fuel has been recycled and reused for molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production, with...

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - apollo medical operations Sample Search...

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    of Engineering and Summary: collection of engineering, scientific, and medical data. Many count the Apollo program as mankind's greatest... -systems operations. These curricula re-...

  12. Prediction of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Asthma Patients Using Electronic Medical Records

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    Dai, Yi

    Objective: Identify clinical factors that modulate the risk of progression to COPD among asthma patients using data extracted from electronic medical records.

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    50%-10 MP-3452 (1010) 2040607550% CO... -PAYMENT with Contraceptives DEFINITIONS Brand medication means a Prescription ... Source: Roy, Subrata - Department of Mechanical...

  14. Non-medical Uses of Computed Tomography (CT) and Nuclear Magnetic...

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    with Additional Information Additional information about the non-medical uses of nuclear imaging, computed tomography, and non-destructive testing is available in DOE...

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    Stanford University Collection: Biology and Medicine 3 Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans Summary: are...

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    Bioengineering Group Collection: Biology and Medicine 70 LEADERSHIP FORUM "Health Care Reform -Leadership in a Time of Chaos" Summary: Medical School 25 Shattuck Street,...

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    Medical Physics... -American Studies* Art Art History Asian American Studies Central Asian Studies Chicanao & Latinao ... Source: Sheridan, Jennifer - Women in Science...

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. E-Print Network 3.0 - academic medical centre Sample Search Results

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    improvements have been made at the Medical Campus Source: Imperial College, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology (ICCEPT) Collection: Multidisciplinary Databases and...

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

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    Center for Human Reliability Studies

    2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Medication Adherence and Health Care Utilization among Schizophrenia Inpatients after Discharged: A Cohort Study in Taiwan.

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    Lin, Pei-Yu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Purpose: This study investigate the relationship and factors between medication adherence and health care utilization among Schizophrenia inpatients after discharged, for reducing relapse rate, helping (more)

  3. Educational Technology Improves ECG Interpretation of Acute Myocardial Infarction among Medical Students and Emergency Medicine Residents

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    Pourmand, Ali; Tanski, Mary; Davis, Steven; Shokoohi, Hamid; Lucas, Raymond; Zaver, Fareen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Use of Educational Technology in Medical Volume XVI, NO .et al. Educational Technology Improves ECG Interpretationthe field of educationaltechnology. Educ Technol. critical

  4. 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))

    1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Corrosion Behavior of Solution-Annealed CoCrMo Medical Implant

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    ! ! ! Corrosion Behavior of Solution- Annealed CoCrMo Medical Implant Alloys Pooja Panigrahi University June 6, 2011 #12;! ! ""! Corrosion Behavior of Solution-Annealed CoCrMo Medical Implant Alloys and Applied Sciences Northwestern University June 6, 2011 Abstract Corrosion behavior of solution annealed

  6. MULTIMODAL MEDICAL CASE RETRIEVAL USING BAYESIAN NETWORKS AND THE DEZERT-SMARANDACHE THEORY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and medical history). Indeed, medical experts gene- rally need varied sources of information, which might is evaluated on a classified diabetic retinopathy database. On this database, results are promising the retrieval of relevant cases in a case database. The retrieved cases are then used to help interpreting

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

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    Doran, Simon J.

    of abuse Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences School of Health and Social Care T: +44 (0) 1483 684505 FFaculty of Health and Medical Sciences School of Health & Social Care Safeguarding Children, Young Recognition and responding to abuse. Roles and responsibilities. `Working together' within and across

  8. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) HIPAA Compliance/Columbia University Medical Center

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    Champagne, Frances A.

    :________________________________________________________________________ The purpose for this request to release medical information is: Medical Care / Treatment Insurance Other my treatment or payment for health care. · I may revoke this authorization at any time before information for will be requested. · Alcohol or substance abuse, mental health or psychiatry notes may have

  9. competency Course Objective 1 1a Apply appropriate reproductive medical science knowledge to patient care.

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    modification, end-of-life and palliative care, substance abuse, pain management, medical their treatment options and motivating them to make healthy reproductive health care choices medical science knowledge to patient care. 2 1c,1d Recognize and incorporate current

  10. Academy Fellowships in Medical Education Applications due 5 pm Friday, March 8, 2013

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    Paulsson, Johan

    Academy Fellowships in Medical Education Applications due 5 pm Friday, March 8, 2013 The Academy in medical education for the Fellowship Period July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. The Academy Fellowship development project, or a learner assessment or educational research educational project. The Academy Fellow

  11. New Medical Education Building Features State-of-the-Art Labs, Library, Classroom Technology

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    The UCF College of Medicines new state-of-the-art medical education building at Lake Nona features) silver certification based on United States Green Building Council standards for sustainable buildingsNew Medical Education Building Features State-of-the-Art Labs, Library, Classroom Technology

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

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach Anna, Economics and Law University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden Ladimer S. Nagurney Department of Electrical of medical nuclear supply chains. Our focus is on the molybdenum supply chain, which is the most commonly

  13. Integrating an automatic classification method into the medical image retrieval process

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    Ruiz, Miguel E.

    the performance of the University at Buffalo Medical Text and Images Retrieval System (UBMedTIRS). This paper classification process was performed using the Image Retrieval for Medical Application (IRMA) codes3 employed to acquire the image such as x-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance measurement, nuclear medicine

  14. MEDICAL PHYSICS 265 --PHYSICS OF THE BODY Instructor: Professor Ron Wakai

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    Walker, Thad G.

    MEDICAL PHYSICS 265 -- PHYSICS OF THE BODY Instructor: Professor Ron Wakai Office: 1169 Wisconsin: by appointment Text: Medical Physics, J. Cameron and J. Skofronick I will post PDF files of selected chapters on Learn@UW, in addition to course notes. The text is also available on reserve at the Physics library

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

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    Manipulation Advisory Committee's publication, Guidelines for the Storage, Transport and Disposal of Medical" and must comply with the Guidelines for the Storage, Transport and Disposal of Medical Waste issued of their chemical, biological or physical properties. Sharps Means objects or devices having acute rigid corners

  16. Head-mounted and Multi-surface Displays Support Emergency Medical

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    Klemmer, Scott

    , emergency environments with high demands on cognition and communication [11]. Operating rooms and hospital such as putting in central lines to improving crisis response in trained medical teams [6]. Information technology with their own culture and norms. Medical training also emphasizes knowledge retention and educational practices

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

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    Nagurney, Anna

    ;Nuclear Medicine To create an image for medical diagnostic purposes, a radioactive isotope is bound emitted by the radioactive decay of the isotope are then used to create an image of that site or organ It is estimated that the global market for medical isotopes is 3.7 billion US$ per year (Kahn (2008)). Anna

  18. Economic Impacts of Munroe Regional Medical Center in Marion County, Florida

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    Florida, University of

    Economic Impacts of Munroe Regional Medical Center in Marion County, Florida Thomas J. Stevens Food and Resource Economics Department P.O. Box 110240, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0240 economicimpact.ifas.ufl.edu May 27, 2010 #12;i Economic Impacts of Munroe Regional Medical Center in Marion County, Florida

  19. Eligibility for Medi-Cal and the Health Insurance Exchange in California under

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Eligibility for Medi-Cal and the Health Insurance Exchange in California under the Affordable Care) will expand access to coverage and make health care more affordable for low- and middle-income Californians version of "Eligibility for Medi-Cal and the Health Insurance Exchange in California under Federal Health

  20. University of Rochester Medical Center / Saunders Research Building Entrance to Saunders

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    Goldman, Steven A.

    Building 265 Crittenden Boulevard From Syracuse and the East NYS Thruway (I-90 West) to Exit 46 (RochesterUniversity of Rochester Medical Center / Saunders Research Building Visitor Parking Entrance to Saunders Research Building New York State Thruway University of Rochester Medical Center Enlarged Detail

  1. Widow Poverty and Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditures at the End of Life

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    Shyy, Wei

    Widow Poverty and Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditures at the End of Life Kathleen McGarry University support. #12;Widow Poverty and Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditures at the End of Life Abstract: Elderly widows are three times as likely to live in poverty as older married people. This study investigates

  2. 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

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. An Approach to Reviewing Software in Medical Devices Raoul Jetley S. Purushothaman Iyer

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    Young, R. Michael

    of personal technologies, such as PDAs, wireless connectivity, and medical devices, a convergence of all threeAn Approach to Reviewing Software in Medical Devices Raoul Jetley S. Purushothaman Iyer Dept}@csc.ncsu.edu Paul L. Jones Center for Devices and Radiological Health Food and Drug Administration Rockville, MD

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

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    Rosenthal, M.W. (ed.)

    1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Vehicle Radiation Monitoring Systems for Medical Waste Disposal - 12102

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    Kondrashov, Vladislav S.; Steranka, Steve A. [RadComm Systems Corp., 2931 Portland Dr., Oakville, ON L6H 5S4 (Canada)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hospitals often declare their waste as being 'non-radioactive'; however this material often has excessive levels of radiation caused either by an accident or lack of control. To ensure the best possible protection against the accidental receipt of radioactive materials and as a safety precaution for their employees, waste-handling companies have installed large-scale radiation portal monitors at their weigh scales or entry gates of the incinerator plant, waste transfer station, and/or landfill. Large-volume plastic scintillator-based systems can be used to monitor radiation levels at entry points to companies handling medical waste. The recent and intensive field tests together with the thousands of accumulated hours of actual real-life vehicle scanning have proven that the plastic scintillation based system is an appropriate radiation control instrument for waste management companies. The Real-Time background compensation algorithm is flexible with automatic adjustable coefficients that will response to rapidly changing environmental and weather conditions maintaining the preset alarm threshold levels. The Dose Rate correction algorithms further enhance the system's ability to meet the stringent requirements of the waste industries need for Dose Rate measurements. (authors)

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

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

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Division of Biological and Medical Research annual technical report 1982

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    Rosenthal, M.W. (ed.)

    1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes research during 1982 in the Division of Biological and Medical Research, Argonne National Laboratory. Studies in Carcinogenesis address mechanisms of chemical and radiation carcinogenesis including the processes of tumor initiation and promotion. The studies employ rat liver and mouse skin models as well as human rodent cell culture systems. The use of liposomes for metal mobilization is also explored. Low Level Radiation studies include delineation of the hematopoietic and other responses of dogs to continuous low level gamma irradiation, comparison of lifetime effects in mice of low level neutron and gamma irradiation, and study of the genetic effects of high LET radiation. Molecular Biology research develops two-dimensional electrophoresis systems for diagnosis and detection of cancer and other diseases. Fundamental structural and biophysical investigations of immunoglobulins and other key proteins are included, as are studies of cell growth, and of molecular and cellular effects of solar uv light. Research in Toxicology uses cellular, physiological, whole animal, and chronobiological end points and chemical separations to elucidate mechanisms and evaluate hazards of coal conversion by-products, actinides, and toxic metals. The final sections cover support facilities, educational activities, seminars, staff talks, staff, and funding agencies.

  8. Feasibility study of medical isotope production at Sandia National Laboratories

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    Massey, C.D.; Miller, D.L.; Carson, S.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Environmental Regulatory Assessment Dept.] [and others

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In late 1994, Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, (SNL/NM), was instructed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Isotope Production and Distribution Program (IPDP) to examine the feasibility of producing medically useful radioisotopes using the Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR) and the Hot Cell Facility (HCF). Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) would be expected to supply the targets to be irradiated in the ACRR. The intent of DOE would be to provide a capability to satisfy the North American health care system demand for {sup 99}Mo, the parent of {sup 99m}Tc, in the event of an interruption in the current Canadian supply. {sup 99m}Tc is used in 70 to 80% of all nuclear medicine procedures in the US. The goal of the SNL/NM study effort is to determine the physical plant capability, infrastructure, and staffing necessary to meet the North American need for {sup 99}Mo and to identify and examine all issues with potential for environmental impact.

  9. Teaching Feedback to First-year Medical Students: Long-term Skill Retention and Accuracy of Student Self-assessment

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    Kruidering-Hall, Marieke; OSullivan, Patricia S.; Chou, Calvin L.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DK. Oral versus written feedback in medical clinic. J Gen2002; 77(12):11858. 3. Ende J. Feedback in clinical medicalWC, ten Cate OTJ. What is feedback in clinical education.

  10. Medical surveillance and programs on industrial hygiene at RCRA facilities

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    Murphy, T.E. [Ash Grove Cement Co., Overland Park, KS (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Some special areas where much progress in industrial hygiene and safety has been made in the past few years are; training, personal protective equipment, uniforms, personal monitoring, area monitoring, and medical surveillance. Before one can begin to construct programs for worker protection, some knowledge of potential exposures must be gained. The best place to start is the Waste Analysis Plan, and the list of wastes that a particular site is authorized to receive. Waste Codes are listed within a facility`s Part A and Part B permits. Actual facility receipt of wastes are well documented within Load Records and other documentation. A facility`s training program forms the heart of a health and safety program. Every TSD facility should have developed a matrix of job titles and required training. Every facility must also make a commitment to providing a wide range of personal protective equipment, including a wide array of disposables. Some facilities will benefit from the occasional use of the newer respirator quantitative fit-testing devices. All facilities are urged to rent or borrow this type of equipment periodically. Quantitative respirator fit-testers are capable of revealing important deficiencies in a respirator program. Providing uniforms is a newer means of protecting workers. The use of uniforms is an effective means for addressing the idea of carry-home-waste. The use of disposables including boots, must be integrated into a Uniform Program if the program is to be effective. In addition, employees must strictly understand that uniforms must not leave the facility at any time, including lunch time.

  11. Medical status of Marshallese accidentally exposed to 1954 Bravo fallout radiation: January 1988 through December 1991

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    Howard, J.E.; Heotis, P.M.; Scott, W.A.; Adams, W.H.

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to disseminate information concerning the medical status of 253 Marshallese exposed to fallout radiation in 1954. This report discusses the medical care provided and the medical findings for the years 1988-1991. Details of the BRAVO thermonuclear accident that caused the exposure have been published, and a 1955 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association describing the acute medical effects in the exposed population remains a definitive and relevant description of events. Participation in the Marshall Islands Medical Program by the exposed Marshallese is voluntary. In the spring and fall of each year, medical surveillance is provided to exposed and unexposed cohorts. Examinations performed include: a cancer-related examination as defined by the American Society, an annual thyroid examination and thyroid function testing, serum prolactin testing looking for pituitary tumors, annual blood counts to include platelets, and evaluation for paraneoplastic evidence of neoplasms. This report details the medical program, medical findings, and thyroid surgery findings. Deaths (4 exposed and 10 nonexposed) that occurred during the reporting period are discussed. There is a mild but relatively consistent depression of neutrophil, lymphocyte, and platelet concentrations in the blood of the exposed population. This depression appears to be of no clinical significance. Thyroid hypofunction, either clinical or biochemical, has been documented as a consequence of radiation exposure in 14 exposed individuals. Previously, one other exposed person was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma. During this reporting period, a thyroid nodule was identified in an individual who was in utero during the exposure. Upon pathologic review, the nodule was diagnosed as occult papillary carcinoma.

  12. Human enhancement and the future of work Report from a joint workshop hosted by the Academy of Medical

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    Cambridge, University of

    Human enhancement and the future of work Report from a joint workshop hosted by the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. November 2012 #12;Academy of Medical Sciences The independent Academy of Medical Sciences promotes advances

  13. Veterinary Medical College Information Number of Schools in the United States: 28

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    Rose, Michael R.

    . Apply early! University of California, Davis General chemistry with lab (one year) Organic chemistry (three quarters) Western University of Health Sciences Organic Chemistry with lab (3 sem units VMSAR ­ Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements Book - Provides admission requirements

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

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    Mohd Fauzi, Mohammed Faizal B

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  15. UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AND CAMPUS RECREATION CAMPS HEALTH HISTORY AND MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORM

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    Thomas, Andrew

    UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AND CAMPUS RECREATION CAMPS HEALTH HISTORY AND MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORM cooperation. HEALTH HISTORY Please check below those that apply and give approximate dates where applicable, please explain_______________________________________ 6. Is your child currently under the regular care

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

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    Li, Tieyu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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, ...

  17. MR-toMIT-med-4-11 Medical Records Service

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    Polz, Martin

    # ______________________________ for further medical care. 4. RELEASE OF PRIVILEGED INFORMATION Mental health Alcoholism Substance abuse/sexual abuse Developmental disabilities Other (specify) 5. PATIENT RIGHTS AND PRIVACY I understand that I do

  18. E-Print Network 3.0 - air force medical Sample Search Results

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

    PLAN Project DescriptionTitle as on DD Form 1391 Summary: completion. 6.2.3.1. HQ Air Force Medical Support AgencyHealth Facilities Division (HQ AFMSA... SGMF) is the Air...

  19. Periodicities in societal systems behaviors: relationships of economies, generations, and technologies to reforms in medical education

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    Kinra, Reva Elaine

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    , Marchetti). In seeking to discover how medical education responds to such societal changes, this research analyzes past educational reforms in the context of concurrent social environments. By discovering temporal connections between cyclical behaviors...

  20. "Medical-Related Financial Distress" and Health Care Finance: a Reply to Professor Melissa Jacoby

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    Ware, Stephen J.

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Professor Jacoby's description of medical-related financial distress as a pervasive problem is not merely a throwaway line but rather a claim that raises important, even philosophical, questions. And her goal of mak[ing] ...

  1. STUDENT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE I TO BE COMPLETED BY STUDENT: STUDENT NUMBER: _____________________

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    deYoung, Brad

    STUDENT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE I TO BE COMPLETED BY STUDENT: STUDENT NUMBER: _____________________ I to ______________________________, a student at Memorial University, on [Date in assessing what special consideration, if any, should be given to the student in respect of the application

  2. MedicalAlumni M A G A Z I N E

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    Soloveichik, David

    Gate Bridge toll, beer, and, not least, the cost of a medical education are all more expensive than cost of a gallon of gasoline is not the only thing increasing in San Francisco. Parking, the Golden

  3. 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 ...

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

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    Lacson, Ronilda Covar, 1968-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Dev, Nishanth K. (Nishanth Krishna)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  6. MATCH Guide on Product Development Processes in the Medical Device Industry

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    of Technology Centre for Healthcare #12;EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This MATCH guide is aimed at SME medical device in practice and it is likely that many SMEs are operating well away from optimum. The long-term aim of MATCH

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - addressing medical coding Sample Search...

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

    Summer Camp Registration Form Child's Name Date of Birth Sex Summary: Phone Work or Cell Phone Address Address City, ST ZIP Code City, ST ZIP Code Medical Information... 's...

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

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    Sykes, Kevin James

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Goodrich, Lisa V.

    the successes of our past and present, we must also envision and prepare for the future that these innovations, and energy to this important effort. The Harvard Medical community is truly remark- able, with excellence

  10. 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 does it address integration into existing sensing systems. We solve these issues and present a self-sustaining

  11. The Medicaid Medically Improved Group: Losing Disability Status and Growing Earnings

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    Hall, Jean P.; Thomas, Kathleen C.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Objectives: Under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (PL 106-170), states may extend Medicaid Buy-In coverage to a medically improved group. Improved group coverage allows adults with disabilities ...

  12. Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Problem Adaptation Therapy for Older Adults With Major

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    Gross, James J.

    . Kiosses, PhD; Lisa D. Ravdin, PhD; James J. Gross, PhD; Patrick Raue, PhD; Nabil Kotbi, MD; George S Cornell Medical College, White Plains, New York (Ravdin); Stanford University, Stanford, California (Gross

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

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    Reyna, Baraquiel

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Buckley, Patrick Regan, 1981-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Erekat, Dana (Dana M.)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  16. SciTech Connect: MEDICAL EFFECTS OF ATOMIC BOMBS THE REPORT OF...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    MEDICAL EFFECTS OF ATOMIC BOMBS THE REPORT OF THE JOINT COMMISSION FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF THE ATOMIC BOMB IN JAPAN VOLUME 1 Citation Details In-Document Search...

  17. E-Print Network 3.0 - acutely hospitalised medical Sample Search...

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    results for: acutely hospitalised medical Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Arch Womens Ment Health . Author manuscript Care in a mother-baby psychiatric unit: analysis of separation...

  18. 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

    2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Misri, Sandeep

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  20. 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 ...

  1. Inventory management strategy for the supply chain of a medical device company

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    Tjhin, Poi Chung

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the medical device industry, many companies rely on a high inventory strategy in order to meet their customers' urgent requirements, sometimes leading to excessive inventory. This problem is compounded when it involves ...

  2. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center August 2009 Mechanical and Electrical

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    Yener, Aylin

    Section 16400 ­ Electric Service Section 16430 ­ Panelboards Section 16440 ­ Dry Type Transformers Section 16445 ­ Liquid Filled Transformers Section 16500 ­ Lighting #12;Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical

  3. Production system improvement at a medical devices company : floor layout reduction and manpower analysis

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    AlEisa, Abdulaziz A. (Abdulaziz Asaad)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to the low demand and the need to introduce other production lines in the floor, the medical devices company wants to optimize the utilization of space and manpower for the occlusion system product. This thesis shows ...

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

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    Assad, Albert

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  5. Safety Analysis Report: X17B2 beamline Synchrotron Medical Research Facility

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    Gmuer, N.F.; Thomlinson, W.

    1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains a safety analysis for the X17B2 beamline synchrotron medical research facility. Health hazards, risk assessment and building systems are discussed. Reference is made to transvenous coronary angiography. (LSP)

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - affecting on-line medical Sample Search...

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

    2010, 9:8 http:www.biomedical-engineering-online.comcontent9... a standard sphygmomanometer. Ong et al. BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2010, 9:8 http Source: Miga, Michael I....

  7. Developing a Framework to Support Shared Decision Making for Youth Mental Health Medication Treatment

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    Crickard, Elizabeth L.; O'Brien, Megan S.; Rapp, Charles A.; Holmes, Cheryl L.

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract Medical shared decision making has demonstrated success in increasing collaboration between clients and practitioners for various health decisions. As the importance of a shared decision making approach becomes ...

  8. 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

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. 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

  10. Report to the IET regarding the registration of Medical Engineers October 2006 Report on the professional registration of engineers maintaining and servicing

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    Haylett, Kevin R.

    on the professional registration of engineers maintaining and servicing medical equipment within the healthcare and servicing of medical devices. In this document the term `medical engineer' is used to describe a worker who, development manufacture, servicing, maintenance and management of these devices. Medical engineers

  11. A review of "The Royal Doctors 1485-1714: Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Stuart Courts." by Lane Furdell

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    Karol Weaver

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to Galileo in Context, to accumulate thorough and contextual accounts of Galileo?s achievements. Lane Furdell. The Royal Doctors 1485-1714: Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Stuart Courts. Rochester, NY: Elizabeth University of Rochester Press, 2001. 315... pp. $65.00. Review by KAROL WEAVER, PURDUE UNIVERSITY. Elizabeth Lane Furdell?s The Royal Doctors 1485-1714: Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Stuart Courts is a traditional history of England?s royal medical practitioners. Furdell provides...

  12. A workshop on developing risk assessment methods for medical use of radioactive material. Volume 1: Summary

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    Tortorelli, J.P. [ed.] [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A workshop was held at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, August 16--18, 1994 on the topic of risk assessment on medical devices that use radioactive isotopes. Its purpose was to review past efforts to develop a risk assessment methodology to evaluate these devices, and to develop a program plan and a scoping document for future methodology development. This report contains a summary of that workshop. Participants included experts in the fields of radiation oncology, medical physics, risk assessment, human-error analysis, and human factors. Staff from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) associated with the regulation of medical uses of radioactive materials and with research into risk-assessment methods participated in the workshop. The workshop participants concurred in NRC`s intended use of risk assessment as an important technology in the development of regulations for the medical use of radioactive material and encouraged the NRC to proceed rapidly with a pilot study. Specific recommendations are included in the executive summary and the body of this report. An appendix contains the 8 papers presented at the conference: NRC proposed policy statement on the use of probabilistic risk assessment methods in nuclear regulatory activities; NRC proposed agency-wide implementation plan for probabilistic risk assessment; Risk evaluation of high dose rate remote afterloading brachytherapy at a large research/teaching institution; The pros and cons of using human reliability analysis techniques to analyze misadministration events; Review of medical misadministration event summaries and comparison of human error modeling; Preliminary examples of the development of error influences and effects diagrams to analyze medical misadministration events; Brachytherapy risk assessment program plan; and Principles of brachytherapy quality assurance.

  13. Intel / Charles E. Young Endowed Chair in Nanotechnology Director of the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology

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    Slatton, Clint

    Intel / Charles E. Young Endowed Chair in Nanotechnology Director of the Nanoscience Institute of the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology. The Intel Foundation established this endowment

  14. Effect of incentives for medication adherence on health care use and costs in methadone patients with HIV.

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    Barnett, Paul G; Sorensen, James L; Wong, Wynnie; Haug, Nancy A; Hall, Sharon M

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cial, as substance abuse treatment, medical care, and AIDSsubstance abuse treatment Outpatient mental health careon all health care and substance abuse treatment costs. The

  15. As technology and generations in medical education change, what remains is the intersection between educator, learners, assessment and context

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    Azzam, Amin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    series of articles in Academic Medicine, the academic medical centers. Non-?specialist examples include the Twelve Tips series of articles

  16. As technology and generations in medical education change, what remains is the intersection between educator, learners, assessment and context

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    Azzam, Amin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    events across an educational program are essential greater integration of educational programs across educational systems, including those in undergraduate medical and graduate psychiatric training programs.

  17. Innovative Approach to Chiller Replacement at Lafayette General Medical Center Located in Lafayette, Louisiana

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    Poche', J. M.; Broussard, J. P.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO CHILLER REPLACEMENT AT LAFAYETl'E GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER LOCATED IN LAFAYElTE, LOUISIANA James M. Pocbe*, P.E Mechanical EngineerIPresident Poche* Associates, Ltd. ABSTRACI' The rafavette General Medical Center is a 332... chillers. The Hospital had been monitoring the CFC issue for the past several years, and felt it was time to begin replacing its 30 year old machines. The Hospital's original plan at the time of budgeting was a one-forane replacement of chillers...

  18. Assembly Bill 1825: Maternity Services

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    California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell anemia andof being carriers for the sickle cell mutation. Parents ofand abnormal hemoglobins. Sickle cell anemia and thalassemia

  19. Media representation of maternal neonaticide

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    Lewis, Jocelyn Renee

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    , mothers experience the strain of being perceived as a bad mother by other mothers if she does not purchase the products which the media deems necessary. This barrage of the media market leaves mothers feeling overwhelmed as they strain to reach... improvements in the workplace for both mothers and fathers. Peskowitz (2005) reveals how women are more likely than men to make job and career sacrifices once children are born, due to the lack of choices provided by their workplace. In our culture, mothers...

  20. Bio 3A -Applying to Health Professional Schools Medical School -Allopathic and Osteopathic

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    with labs Organic Chemistry 1 year with labs Physics 1 year with labs Math This varies from one course (UCI College of Medicine now requires a biochemistry course for example). General Chemistry 1 year they like to see. ** Check the Medical School Admission Requirements book for variations. Acronyms to know

  1. Heart-to-Heart (H2H): Authentication for Implanted Medical Devices

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    Heart-to-Heart (H2H): Authentication for Implanted Medical Devices Masoud Rostami Rice University Rice University Houston, TX farinaz@rice.edu ABSTRACT We present Heart-to-Heart (H2H), a system patients to over-the-air attack and physical harm. H2H makes use of ECG (heartbeat data

  2. MATLAB-ITK Interface for Medical Image Filtering, Segmentation, and Registration

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    Hamarneh, Ghassan

    MATLAB-ITK Interface for Medical Image Filtering, Segmentation, and Registration Vincent Chu, a wrapper for the ITK toolkit is developed to allow ITK algorithms to be called in MATLAB. ITK is a powerful savvy developers with expert knowledge of C++ and advanced programming concepts. MATLAB, on the other

  3. Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2013 3D Printed Medical Device

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2013 3D Printed Medical Device Overview This project aimed to develop a 3D-printed everting structure for use in conjunction with current endosurgical/concept and that our main form of manufacturing revolved around 3D-printing, which allowed us to quickly make

  4. Topic Models to Interpret MeSH MEDLINE's Medical Subject Headings

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    Newman, David

    ://ii.nlm.nih.gov/mti.shtml #12;MeSH heading Major MeSH heading Major qualifier MeSH-qualifier combination Humans Brain metabolism Brain (metabolism) Table 1. Most frequent MeSH headings, major MeSH headings, major qualifiers and MeTopic Models to Interpret MeSH MEDLINE's Medical Subject Headings David Newman12 , Sarvnaz Karimi

  5. Multimodal medical case retrieval using the Dezert-Smarandache theory Quellec Gw nol 1 2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    history). Indeed, medical experts generally need varied sources of information, which might be incomplete on a classified diabetic retinopathy database. On this database, results are promising: the retrieval precision the retrieval of relevant cases in a case database. The retrieved cases are then used to help interpreting

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

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    Terhune, Tamren

    2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    role in prevention and treatment of obesity and chronic disease, 7 thought the WBW was applicable to medical students (63.6%), and 8 would recommend it to their peers (72.7%). A WBW was successfully created and administered to TAMHSC COM students...

  7. Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Construction employers are required to provide medical

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    Minnesota, University of

    Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Construction employers are required to provide medical at Construction Job Sites Safety Tip #7 Falling objects can be brutal if you don't protect your noodle. #12;Additional Information for Presenters Review the information provided on the reverse side of this safety tip

  8. 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

  9. Clay and non-clay minerals in the pharmaceutical industry Part I. Excipients and medical applications

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Clay and non-clay minerals in the pharmaceutical industry Part I. Excipients and medical in the pharmaceutical industry as lubricants, desiccants, disintegrants, diluents, binders, pigments and opaci ers form 17 July 2009 Accepted 22 July 2009 Available online 29 July 2009 Keywords: Minerals Pharmaceutical

  10. 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 are selected as prototype and stored in a separate database. Diagnosis is performed via the ES, called XBONE ESs are mainly used for performing diagnoses based on patient data, since they can naturally represent

  11. Statistical modeling of medical indexing processes for biomedical knowledge information discovery from text

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    Tresp, Volker

    Munich, Germany bundschu@dbs.ifi.lmu.de Mathaeus Dejori Integrated Data Systems Dep. Siemens Corporate Research 755 College Road East Princeton, NJ 08540, USA mathaeus.dejori@siemens.com Shipeng Yu CAD & Knowledge Solutions Siemens Medical Solutions 51 Valley Stream Parkway Malvern, PA 19355, USA shipeng.yu@siemens

  12. Beam dynamics in accelerators for medical applications: from calculations to machine performance

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    Beam dynamics in accelerators for medical applications: from calculations to machine performance S, z', W, RF-phase) at each time-moment for each particle in the accelerating bunch use cylindrical, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation #12;Main results of calculations 6 ...transverse beam size during acceleration

  13. 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

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

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    Nagurney, Anna

    isotope is bound to a pharmaceutical that is injected into the patient and travels to the site or organ of interest. The gamma rays emitted by the radioactive decay of the isotope are then used to create an image/3 of them used for cardiac exams It is estimated that the global market for medical isotopes is 3.7 billion

  15. Tuberculosis Among Participants in an Academic Global Health Medical Exchange Program

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    Cohen, Ted

    . TST conversion was not associated with longer duration of stay or participa- tion in direct medical in January 2010. MAIN MEASURES: The percentage of participants with a tuberculin skin test (TST) conversion to their travel]. Out of 267 participants at risk for TST conversion, 11 (4.1%; 95% CI: 2.2­7.3) had a conversion

  16. A medical game changer New device shows early promise for detecting heart disease

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    Minnesota, University of

    Fall 2012 A medical game changer New device shows early promise for detecting heart disease It as a functional test for people at high risk of developing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United for enhancing auscultation (listening to heart sounds). Her husband, Robert Guion, was a convenient, good

  17. 1 Copyright 2011 by ASME Proceedings of the 2011 Design of Medical Devices Conference

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    1 Copyright 2011 by ASME Proceedings of the 2011 Design of Medical Devices Conference DMD2011-armed, single-port MIS systems. Figure 1. MIS DEVICE WITH FOUR MANIPULATOR ARMS #12;2 Copyright 2011 by ASME as mechanical power and kinematic dexterity must be achieved within a much smaller device form factor

  18. Swarm Intelligence and the Holonic Paradigm: A Promising Symbiosis for a Medical Diagnostic System

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    Ulieru, Mihaela

    Swarm Intelligence and the Holonic Paradigm: A Promising Symbiosis for a Medical Diagnostic System intelli- gence to structure knowledge in holonic patterns is presented. The system sets up on an alliance techniques with the holonic #12;paradigm (see [1], [2] for the first papers proposing the idea of a holonic

  19. 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

  20. Product development of a device for manufacturing medical equipment for use in low-resource settings

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    Schlecht, Lisa (Lisa Anne)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  1. Department of Bioengineering Spring 2011 ISO 80369-Compliant Design of Medical Device Connectors/Standards

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Bioengineering Spring 2011 ISO 80369- Compliant Design of Medical Device. These concepts may be presented for selection by the ISO 80369 development committee. Objectives Team MAKKD set will have competitive ideas to contribute for the ISO 80369 standard development #12;

  2. Improving End of Life Care: an Information Systems Approach to Reducing Medical Errors

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    Kopec, Danny

    , quality of care, end of life, electronic health records Introduction This research will evaluate the waysImproving End of Life Care: an Information Systems Approach to Reducing Medical Errors TAMANG S. a, CUNY, USA b Department of Research, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, NY, USA Abstract. Chronic

  3. 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

  4. Opportuni)es for Change The Role of Medical Professionals in

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    up on Social Security Disability Insurance? 2. How can other stakeholders work more Oil, Med Society · California ­ Med Dir, CIGNA Healthcare (HMO) · Medical Director Security or the ADA. 8 #12; Sad Sam Lucky Lou · Bad disc; surgery · Mediocre work

  5. BUILDING EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN [Medical Sciences Building, Building # 192] / [506 S. Mathews, Urbana

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    Gilbert, Matthew

    BUILDING EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN [Medical Sciences Building, Building # 192] / [506 S. Mathews requires the BUILDING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM: Building Command Post1 1. M2 classroom, Carle Forum This Building Emergency Action Plan (BEAP) is to be used in conjunction with the Emergency Response Guide (ERG

  6. R~print & Copyright @ by Aerospace Medical Association, Alexandria, V A

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    Boppart, Stephen

    R~print & Copyright @ by Aerospace Medical Association, Alexandria, V A w. P. ROACH, M.S., Ph.D., M, B.S., and CRAIG M. BRAMLETTE, A.S. ROACH WP, ROGERS ME, ROCKWELL BA, BOPPART SA, STEIN CD, BRAMLETTE

  7. Towards Intelligent Virtual Environment for Training Medical Doctors in Surgical Pain Relief

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    in the United States only). Chronic pain may not be perceived as such a threat as cancer or heart diseases or heart disease. It costs the US economy more than $90 billion per year in medical costs, disability, a careful selection of weak electric currents drastically decreases the pain level. Engineering progress

  8. Data Mining with Constrained-Syntax Genetic Programming: Applications in Medical Data Set

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Data Mining with Constrained-Syntax Genetic Programming: Applications in Medical Data Set Celia C of data mining, particularly with emphasis on the discovery of comprehensible knowledge. We compare-tree algorithm C4.5. Keywords: Genetic Programming, Data Mining, Classification, Constrained-Syntax Genetic

  9. Using Learning of Behavior Rules to Mine Medical Data for Sequence Rules

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    Denzinger, Jörg

    Using Learning of Behavior Rules to Mine Medical Data for Sequence Rules Jie Gao and J to time. It contains a novel quality-based intelligent genetic operator, and many adaptive enhancements to make implicit use of data- set-specific knowledge. The algorithm is evaluated on a real-world med- ical

  10. Data Mining with ConstrainedSyntax Genetic Programming: Applications in Medical Data Set

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Data Mining with Constrained­Syntax Genetic Programming: Applications in Medical Data Set Celia C concepts of data mining, particularly with emphasis on the discovery of comprehensible knowledge. We­known decision­tree algorithm C4.5. Keywords: Genetic Programming, Data Mining, Classification, Constrained

  11. Motorcycle/Moped Guide-Medical Campus IARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

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    Kirschner, Denise

    Motorcycle/Moped Guide- Medical Campus IARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION UNIVERSITY Motorcycles Mopeds Access Route* *Riders must walk Mopeds from street to bike loops. Driving on pedestrian side by side on a public roadway. Moped Safety & OperationMotorcycle/Moped Campus Parking Motorcycle

  12. Supporting BioMedical Information Retrieval: The BioTracer Approach

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    Li, Chen

    Supporting BioMedical Information Retrieval: The BioTracer Approach Heri Ramampiaro1 and Chen Li2 1 biomedical in- formation has put a high demand on existing search systems. Such a tool should be able the relevant ones the highest rank- ing. Focusing on biomedical information, this work investigates how

  13. University of Rochester Medical Center PhD in Translational Biomedical

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    Goldman, Steven A.

    University of Rochester Medical Center PhD in Translational Biomedical Science Program Information-Haidaris Director of the PhD Program in Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) Science of the Highest Order to offer an innovative PhD Program in Translational Biomedical Science, one of the first of its kind

  14. 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

    1994-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. UCL SChooL of Life and MediCaL SCienCeS Creating knowledge, achieving impact

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    Saunders, Mark

    UCL SChooL of Life and MediCaL SCienCeS Creating knowledge, achieving impact Population Health 4 #12;PREFACE UCL's School of Life and Medical Sciences encompasses arguably the greatest concentration Assessment Exercise was outstanding, and for most key measures the School comfortably tops UK league tables

  16. Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery, Risk Management, and Optimization

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery of Business, Economics and Law University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden Ladimer S. Nagurney Department of the complex operations of medical nuclear supply chains in the case of the radioisotope molybdenum

  17. Report No. PA 14 of 2008 Compliance to rules governing municipal solid, bio-medical and plastic

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    Columbia University

    -medical and plastic waste Objective 5: Whether effective compliance to rules/laws regulating municipal solid waste, bio-medical waste and plastic waste was taking place in the state. The United Nations Conference of 2008 54 · The Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules were notified in 1999 with an amendment

  18. Columbia University Medical Center CUMC Home | Columbia University | Jobs at CUMC | Contact CUMC | Find People Search CUMC

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    Columbia University Medical Center CUMC Home | Columbia University | Jobs at CUMC | Contact CUMC and Molecular Biophysics and Pathology at Columbia University Medical Center and recipient of the 2004 Nobel University | Affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital | Comments | Text-Only Version http://www.cumc.columbia

  19. Abstract--In this article, we focus on the complementary role of watermarking with respect to medical information

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    mask subtle details. Consequently, proposed solutions try to preserve the image diagnosis quality value WITH WATERMARKING A. Medical Information Assurance & Watermarking Medical information protection derives from strict ethics and legislatives rules. Regulations like USA's HIPAA and Europe's EC 95/46 Directive

  20. The newesT addiTion To The UniversiTy of MinnesoTa's BioMedical

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    Weiblen, George D

    The newesT addiTion To The UniversiTy of MinnesoTa's BioMedical discovery disTricT is designed The BUilding's collegial and physical relaTionship To neighBoring faciliTies in The U's BioMedical discovery in the U's Biomedical Discovery District. "The brick, precast concrete, and curtain wall vocabulary

  1. Radioactive isotope production for medical applications using Kharkov electron driven subcritical assembly facility.

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    Talamo, A.; Gohar, Y.; Nuclear Engineering Division

    2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology (KIPT) of Ukraine has a plan to construct an accelerator driven subcritical assembly. The main functions of the subcritical assembly are the medical isotope production, neutron thereby, and the support of the Ukraine nuclear industry. Reactor physics experiments and material research will be carried out using the capabilities of this facility. The United States of America and Ukraine have started collaboration activity for developing a conceptual design for this facility with low enrichment uranium (LEU) fuel. Different conceptual designs are being developed based on the facility mission and the engineering requirements including nuclear physics, neutronics, heat transfer, thermal hydraulics, structure, and material issues. Different fuel designs with LEU and reflector materials are considered in the design process. Safety, reliability, and environmental considerations are included in the facility conceptual design. The facility is configured to accommodate future design improvements and upgrades. This report is a part of the Argonne National Laboratory Activity within this collaboration for developing and characterizing the subcritical assembly conceptual design. In this study, the medical isotope production function of the Kharkov facility is defined. First, a review was carried out to identify the medical isotopes and its medical use. Then a preliminary assessment was performed without including the self-shielding effect of the irradiated samples. Finally, more detailed investigation was carried out including the self-shielding effect, which defined the sample size and irradiation location for producing each medical isotope. In the first part, the reaction rates were calculated as the multiplication of the cross section with the unperturbed neutron flux of the facility. Over fifty isotopes were considered and all transmutation channels are used including (n,{gamma}), (n,2n), (n,p), and ({gamma},n). In the second part, the parent isotopes with high reaction rate were explicitly modeled in the calculations. For the nuclides with a very high capture microscopic cross section, such as iridium, rhenium, and samarium, their specific activities are reduced by a factor of 30 when the self-shielding effect is included. Four irradiation locations were considered in the analyses to maximize the medical isotope production rate. The results show the self-shield effect reduces the specific activity values and changes the irradiation location for obtaining the maximum possible specific activity. The axial and radial distributions of the specific activity were used to define the irradiation sample size for producing each isotope.

  2. Caregivers perceptions and comprehension of dosage administration directions for over-the-counter cough and cold medications in children 2 to 12 years of age.

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    Senter, Ellene Caitlin Bagby

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Recently, over-the-counter cough and cold medication usage in children has received increased attention by the medical community, parents/caregivers and the Food and Drug Administration. Concerns (more)

  3. Division of Biological and Medical Research research summary 1984-1985

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    Barr, S.H. (ed.)

    1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Relative risk analysis in regulating the use of radiation-emitting medical devices. A preliminary application

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    Jones, E.D.; Banks, W.W.; Altenbach, T.J.; Fischer, L.E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a preliminary application of an analysis approach for assessing relative risks in the use of radiation- emitting medical devices. Results are presented on human-initiated actions and failure modes that are most likely to occur in the use of the Gamma Knife, a gamma irradiation therapy device. This effort represents an initial step in a US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to evaluate the potential role of risk analysis in regulating the use of nuclear medical devices. For this preliminary application of risk assessment, the focus was to develop a basic process using existing techniques for identifying the most likely risk contributors and their relative importance. The approach taken developed relative risk rankings and profiles that incorporated the type and quality of data available and could present results in an easily understood form. This work was performed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the NRC.

  5. Medical status of Marshallese accidentally exposed to 1954 Bravo fallout radiation, January 1983-December 1984

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    Adams, W.H.; Engle, J.R.; Harper, J.A.; Heotis, P.M.; Scott, W.A.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    March 1, 1984, was the 30th anniversary of the Bravo thermonuclear test that resulted in the accidental exposure of the populations of Rongelap and Utirik atolls to radioactive fallout. The chronicling of the medical events resulting from that exposure is continued in this report, which covers the period from January 1983 through December 1984. An updated listing of all relevant publications from the Medical Department Brookhaven National Laboratory, is presented in the Reference Section. Thirty years of observation continue to show no detectable increase in mortality in the exposed population as a result of that exposure. The survival curves of the high-exposure Rongelap group, the low-exposure Utirik population, and an unexposed group of Rongelap people matched by age and sex to the exposed Rongelap group in 1957 continue to be similar. 89 refs., 2 figs., 6 tabs.

  6. Medical Transportation Program Impact on Rural Transit in Texas Resource-Based Cost Allocation Methodology

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    Edrington, Andrea Suzanne

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    -on-one discussions with Texas transit districts revealed that rural transit districts are concerned about the impacts that operating MTP service may have on operations and funding. For a coordinated rural demand response transit system, MTP may enhance system... traveling up to 700 miles and several hours one way for their medical care (Borders, 2006, p. 86).? Minnesota Department of Transportation, Coordination Action Plan, provides best practices for implementing a fully allocated cost methodology...

  7. System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy

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    Nigg, D.W.; Wemple, C.A.

    1999-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. 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)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. The language and culture barrier between English-speaking medical personnel and Spanish-speaking patients

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    Barras, Brian James

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    THF. LANGUAGE AND CULTURF. BARRIER BETWEFN ENGLISH-SPEAKING MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND SPANISH-SPEAKING PATIENTS A Senior Honors Thesis by BRIAN JAMES BARRAS Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs k Academic Scholarships Texas ARM University... Senior Honors Thesis by BRIAN JAMES BARRAS Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs & Academic Scholarships Texas A@M University in partial ful tillment ol' the requirements of the UNIVFRSITY UNDERC RADUATE RESEARCH FFI. LOW Approved...

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

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    Vega, Richard Manuel

    2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    DESIGN OF A SUBCRITICAL AQUEOUS TARGET SYSTEM FOR MED- ICAL ISOTOPE PRODUCTION An Undergraduate Research Scholars Thesis by RICHARD VEGA Submitted to Honors and Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... ..............................................................................................................................52 1 ABSTRACT Design of a Subcritical Aqueous Target System for Medical Isotope Production. (May 2014) Richard Vega Department of Nuclear Engineering Department of Physics Texas A&M University Research Advisor: Dr. Gamal...

  11. ORISE: REAC/TS Provides Emergency Medical Response Expertise to Empire 09

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recoveryLaboratory |CHEMPACK MappingHistoryMedical Management of Radiation

  12. Open letter re: amendments to EU Data Protection Regulation We are in an exciting time for medical research. Major progress in our understanding

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Irinel Popescu, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences Professor Adelin Albert, Académie royale de Médecine

  13. Maximum Reasonable Radioxenon Releases from Medical Isotope Production Facilities and Their Effect on Monitoring Nuclear Explosions

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    Bowyer, Ted W. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Kephart, Rosara F.; Eslinger, Paul W. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Friese, Judah I. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Miley, Harry S. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Saey, Paul R. [Vienna University of Technology, Atomic Institute of the Austrian Universities, Vienna (Austria)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fission gases such as 133Xe are used extensively for monitoring the world for signs of nuclear testing in systems such as the International Monitoring System (IMS). These gases are also produced by nuclear reactors and by fission production of 99Mo for medical use. Recently, medical isotope production facilities have been identified as the major contributor to the background of radioactive xenon isotopes (radioxenon) in the atmosphere (Saey, et al., 2009). These releases pose a potential future problem for monitoring nuclear explosions if not addressed. As a starting point, a maximum acceptable daily xenon emission rate was calculated, that is both scientifically defendable as not adversely affecting the IMS, but also consistent with what is possible to achieve in an operational environment. This study concludes that an emission of 5109 Bq/day from a medical isotope production facility would be both an acceptable upper limit from the perspective of minimal impact to monitoring stations, but also appears to be an achievable limit for large isotope producers.

  14. 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

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - arteriovenous malformations assessment...

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    malformation, maternal Summary: 34 35 assess congenital malformations (medical records, birth certificates and hospital records... Int J Cancer. Author manuscript Page 1 12...

  16. 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)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. ...

  17. Medical screening reference manual for security force personnel at fuel cycle facilities possessing formula quantities of special nuclear materials

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    Arzino, P.A.; Brown, C.H. (California State Univ., Hayward, CA (United States). Foundation)

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recommendations contained throughout this NUREG were provided to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as medical screening information that could be used by physicians who are evaluating the parameters of the safe participation of guards, Tactical Response Team members (TRTs), and all other armed response personnel in physical fitness training and in physical performance standards testing. The information provided in this NUREG will help licensees to determine if guards, TRTs, and other armed response personnel can effectively perform their normal and emergency duties without undue hazard to themselves, to fellow employees, to the plant site, and to the general public. The medical recommendations in this NUREG are similar in content to the medical standards contained in 10 CFR Part 1046 which, in part, specifies medical standards for the protective force personnel regulated by the Department of Energy. The guidelines contained in this NUREG are not requirements, and compliance is not required. 3 refs.

  18. Do Emergency Physicians and Medical Students Find It Unethical to Look up Their Patients on Facebook or Google?

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    Ben-Yakov, Maxim; Kayssi, Ahmed; Di Bernardo, Jennifer; Hicks, Christopher; Devon, Karen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    police the REFERENCES facebook boom? J Gen Intern Med. 2008;P. Pharmacy students Facebook activity and 6. Mostaghimi A,Odom-Forren J, Technology: Facebook, Tweets, and the medical

  19. From the Frontlines to the Bottom Line: Medical Marijuana, the War on Drugs, and the Drug Policy Reform Movement

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    Heddleston, Thomas Reed

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds ofPlease share this with as many people as possible, I wasto medical marijuana, as many people with AIDS depend on

  20. Piezoelectric Micro/Nano-Pillars for Energy Harvesting & Medical Ultrasound Applications Max Lifson, Dartmouth College, SURF 2010 Fellow

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    Li, Mo

    Piezoelectric Micro/Nano-Pillars for Energy Harvesting & Medical Ultrasound Applications Max Lifson these pillars are actually hollow nanotubes, the purpose of this study is to verify a process that can be used

  1. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 29, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2010 365 Data Specific Spatially Varying Regularization for

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    Miller, Eric

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 29, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2010 365 Data Specific Spatially Varying Regularization for Multimodal Fluorescence Molecular Tomography Damon Hyde*, Eric L. Miller, Dana H. Brooks, and Vasilis Ntziachristos Abstract--Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) allows

  2. An analysis of the differences between national and local coverage determinations of medical procedures in the US

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    Daz Trevio, Rafael

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  3. Quantitative analysis of caregiver comprehension of children's over-the-counter cough and cold medication dosing instructions.

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    Gaynor, Melissa Robyn

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The Food and Drug Administration maintains the authority to regulate the labeling of childrens over-the-counter cough and cold medications. FDAs primary interests in this area (more)

  4. The Demographic Characteristics of Patients Seeking Health Care for Infant and Childhood Illnesses at Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital

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    Pandey, Kishore Raj; Kafle, Phanindra Prasad; Karki, Debendra

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PATIENTS SEEKING HEALTH CARE FOR INFANT AND CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES AT NEPAL MEDICAL COLLEGE AND TECHNING HOSPITAL Kishore Raj Pandey' Phanindra Prasad Kane Debendra Karki Abstract:. This paper presents the demographic... characteristics of 424 patients and their parents/guardians over a four month period seeking health care for infant and childhood illnesses at Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital which is located at the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. The objective...

  5. Radiation Oncology Medical Student Clerkship: Implementation and Evaluation of a Bi-institutional Pilot Curriculum

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    Golden, Daniel W., E-mail: dgolden@radonc.uchicago.edu [Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (United States); Spektor, Alexander [Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Rudra, Sonali; Ranck, Mark C. [Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (United States); Krishnan, Monica S.; Jimenez, Rachel B.; Viswanathan, Akila N. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Koshy, Matthew; Howard, Andrew R.; Chmura, Steven J. [Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (United States)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. 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)

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  7. Correlated histogram representation of Monte Carlo derived medical accelerator photon-output phase space

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    Schach Von Wittenau, Alexis E. (Livermore, CA)

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is provided to represent the calculated phase space of photons emanating from medical accelerators used in photon teletherapy. The method reproduces the energy distributions and trajectories of the photons originating in the bremsstrahlung target and of photons scattered by components within the accelerator head. The method reproduces the energy and directional information from sources up to several centimeters in radial extent, so it is expected to generalize well to accelerators made by different manufacturers. The method is computationally both fast and efficient overall sampling efficiency of 80% or higher for most field sizes. The computational cost is independent of the number of beams used in the treatment plan.

  8. Communication and Collaboration Keep San Francisco VA Medical Center Project on Track

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    The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco is saving almost 3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, more than 70,000 therms of natural gas, and more than $500,000 annually. The energy savings are enough to power 400 homes and supply natural gas to more than 100 homes each year in California. These savings were realized by taking advantage of Super Energy Savings Performance Contracts (Super ESPCs) developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).

  9. Tracking a medically important spider: climate change, ecological niche modeling, and the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)

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    Selden, Paul A.; Saupe, Erin E.; Pape?, Monica; Vetter, Richard S.

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    associations, and aid in planning vector-control strate- gies. ENM is useful for studying the complex dynamics of environment and biota over time and estimating distributional changes to medically important species [this paper, 2832], pests [11,60...2 and B2 emission scenarios [85]. We used a liberal (a2a) and conservative (b2a) scenario of socio- economical and associated green house gas changes for three time slices: 2020, 2050, and 2080. The A2 and B2 storylines assume heterogeneous world...

  10. Technical assistance for Meharry Medical College Energy Efficiency Project. Final project status and technical report

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    NONE

    1996-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the results of a program to provide technical assistance to Meharry Medical College. The purpose of the program is to facilitate Meharry`s effort to finance a campus-wide facility retrofit. The US Department of Energy (USDOE) funded the program through a grant to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TECD). The University of Memphis-Technology and Energy Services (UM-TES), under contract to TECD, performed program services. The report has three sections: (1) introduction; (2) project definition, financing, and participants; and (3) opportunities for federal participation.

  11. Nuclear Decay Data in the MIRD (Medical Internal Radiation Dose) Format

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    MIRD is a database of evaluated nuclear decay data for over 2,100 radioactive nuclei. Data are extracted from ENSDF, processed by the program RadList, and used for medical internal radiation dose calculations. When using the MIRD interface, tables of nuclear and atomic radiations from nuclear decay and decay scheme drawings will be produced in the MIRD format from the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) for the specified nuclide. Output may be either HTML-formatted tables and JPEG drawings, PostScript tables and drawings, or PDF tables and drawings.

  12. Flexible Medical Radioisotope Production | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched5 IndustrialIsadore Perlman,Bios High EnergyEliane SJuly 2007FermiFlexible Medical

  13. The incidence of burnout or compassion fatigue in medical dosimetrists as a function of various stress and psychologic factors

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    Howard, Michelle, E-mail: Mhoward24601@yahoo.com [University of WisconsinLa Crosse, WI 54601 (United States)

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ABSTRACT: Burnout and compassion fatigue (CF) adversely affect medical professionals, including those employed in radiation oncology. Previously conducted research acknowledged the presence of burnout in populations of radiation therapists, radiation oncologists, and oncology nursing staff. The aim of the following research was to measure the incidence of burnout or CF in the specific population of medical dosimetrists surveyed. As professional members of the radiation oncology team, this group had not been included in published research data to date. The hypothesis of the subsequent study stated that a comparable incidence of burnout would be observed among medical dosimetrists as had been reported by earlier researchers for a population of radiation therapists. A survey tool based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and distributed to full members of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) was utilized as the research measurement method. Results obtained indicated an incidence rates of burnout or CF for medical dosimetrists were less than the rates previously measured for radiation therapists (53% vs 11% for emotional exhaustion [EE] and 45% vs 27% for depersonalization [DP]). The incidence of burnout was based on the Burnout Inventory (BI) developed for the research project. Each of the subscales, EE, DP, and decreased personal accomplishment (PA), was considered and analyzed independently. Although not as prevalent among medical dosimetrists as a variety of additional radiation oncology professionals, a significant portion of the population demonstrated signs of burnout or CF. Future concerns abound for the population of medical dosimetrists as a large number of members scored positive for intermediate risk of burnout and CF. Additionally, a large portion of the population was found to be rapidly approaching retirement.

  14. ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION OF TITANIUM OXIDE THIN FILMS ONNANOPOROUS ALUMINA TEMPLATES FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

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    Brigmon, R.

    2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanostructured materials may play a significant role in controlled release of pharmacologic agents for treatment of cancer. Many nanoporous polymer materials are inadequate for use in drug delivery. Nanoporous alumina provides several advantages over other materials for use in controlled drug delivery and other medical applications. Atomic layer deposition was used to coat all the surfaces of the nanoporous alumina membrane in order to reduce the pore size in a controlled manner. Both the 20 nm and 100 nm titanium oxide-coated nanoporous alumina membranes did not exhibit statistically lower viability compared to the uncoated nanoporous alumina membrane control materials. In addition, 20 nm pore size titanium oxide-coated nanoporous alumina membranes exposed to ultraviolet light demonstrated activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Nanostructured materials prepared using atomic layer deposition may be useful for delivering a pharmacologic agent at a precise rate to a specific location in the body. These materials may serve as the basis for 'smart' drug delivery devices, orthopedic implants, or self-sterilizing medical devices.

  15. Abatement of Xenon and Iodine Emissions from Medical Isotope Production Facilities

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    Doll, Charles G. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Sorensen, Christina M. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Bowyer, Ted W. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Friese, Judah I. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Hayes, James C. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Hoffman, Emma L. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Menai (Australia); Kephart, Rosara F. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The capability of the International Monitoring System (IMS) to detect xenon from underground nuclear explosions is dependent on the radioactive xenon background. Adding to the background, medical isotope production (MIP) by fission releases several important xenon isotopes including xenon-133 and iodine-133 that decays to xenon-133. The amount of xenon released from these facilities may be equivalent to or exceed that released from an underground nuclear explosion. Thus the release of gaseous fission products within days of irradiation makes it difficult to distinguish MIP emissions from a nuclear explosion. In addition, recent shortages in molybdenum-99 have created interest and investment opportunities to design and build new MIP facilities in the United States and throughout the world. Due to the potential increase in the number of MIP facilities, a discussion of abatement technologies provides insight into how the problem of emission control from MIP facilities can be tackled. A review of practices is provided to delineate methods useful for abatement of medical isotopes.

  16. Isotopic noble gas signatures released from medical isotope production facilities - Simulations and measurements

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    Saey, Paul R.; Bowyer, Ted W.; Ringbom, Anders

    2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Journal article on the role that radioxenon isotopes play in confirming whether or not an underground explosion was nuclear in nature. Radioxenon isotopes play a major role in confirming whether or not an underground explosion was nuclear in nature. It is then of key importance to understand the sources of environmental radioxenon to be able to distinguish civil sources from those of a nuclear explosion. Based on several years of measurements, combined with advanced atmospheric transport model results, it was recently shown that the main source of radioxenon observations are strong and regular batch releases from a very limited number of medical isotope production facilities. This paper reviews production processes in different medical isotope facilities during which radioxenon is produced. Radioxenon activity concentrations and isotopic compositions are calculated for six large facilities. The results are compared with calculated signals from nuclear explosions. Further, the outcome is compared and found to be consistent with radioxenon measurements recently performed in and around three of these facilities. Some anomalies in measurements in which {sup 131m}Xe was detected were found and a possible explanation is proposed. It was also calculated that the dose rate of the releases is well below regulatory values. Based on these results, it should be possible to better understand, interpret and verify signals measured in the noble gas measurement systems in the International Monitoring of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

  17. Medical accelerator safety considerations: Report of AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group No. 35

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    Purdy, J.A.; Biggs, P.J.; Bowers, C.; Dally, E.; Downs, W.; Fraass, B.A.; Karzmark, C.J.; Khan, F.; Morgan, P.; Morton, R.

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ensuring safe operation for a medical accelerator is a difficult task. Users must assume more responsibility in using contemporary equipment. Additionally, users must work closely with manufacturers in promoting the safe and effective use of such complex equipment. Complex treatment techniques and treatment modality changeover procedures merit detailed, unambiguous written procedural instruction at the control console. A thorough hands on training period after receiving instructions, and before assuming treatment responsibilities, is essential for all technologists. Unambiguous written instructions must also be provided to guide technologists in safe response when equipment malfunctions or exhibits unexpected behavior or after any component has been changed or readjusted. Technologists should be given a written list of the appropriate individuals to consult when unexpected machine behavior occurs. They should be assisted in identifying aberrant behavior of equipment. Many centers already provide this instruction, but others may not. Practiced response and discussion with technologists should be a part of an ongoing quality assurance program. An important aspect of a safety program is the need for continuous vigilance. Table III gives a summary of a comprehensive safety program for medical accelerators. Table IV gives a list of summary recommendations as an example of how one might mitigate the consequences of an equipment failure and improve procedures and operator response in the context of the environment described. Most of these recommendations can be implemented almost immediately at any individual treatment center.

  18. Medical status of Marshallese accidentally exposed to 1954 Bravo fallout radiation: January 1980-December 1982

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    Adams, W.H.; Harper, J.A.; Rittmaster, R.S.; Heotis, P.M.; Scott, W.A.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report updates, for 1980 through 1982, the results of continuing medical surveillance of a Marshallese population accidentally exposed to radioactive fallout in March 1954. The originally exposed Marshallese population comprised 64 persons on Rongelap Atoll who each received, on the average, an estimated 190 rads of absorbed external gamma radiation, 18 on Ailingnae Atoll who received 110 rads, and 159 on Utirik who received 11 rads. There were, in addition, 3 persons in utero on Rongelap, 1 person in utero on Ailingnae, and 8 persons in utero on Utirik who are considered exposed. The recipients of primary medical care include exposed and comparison populations as well as a rather large number of additional beneficiaries who are seen on a humanitarian basis of practical need and resource availability. In recent years, about 1400 people have been seen annually. This report, however, deals with four clearly defined groups: the remaining individuals who were exposed to radioactive fallout on Rongelap, Ailingnae, and Utirik in 1954 (including those in utero), and a comparison population of individuals from Rongelap who were unexposed. The number of persons now in each exposure category are 51, 12, 116, and 137, respectively. 100 references, 4 figures, 5 tables. (ACR)

  19. Estimates of Radioxenon Released from Southern Hemisphere Medical isotope Production Facilities Using Measured Air Concentrations and Atmospheric Transport Modeling

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    Eslinger, Paul W.; Friese, Judah I.; Lowrey, Justin D.; McIntyre, Justin I.; Miley, Harry S.; Schrom, Brian T.

    2014-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract The International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive-Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty monitors the atmosphere for radioactive xenon leaking from underground nuclear explosions. Emissions from medical isotope production represent a challenging background signal when determining whether measured radioxenon in the atmosphere is associated with a nuclear explosion prohibited by the treaty. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) operates a reactor and medical isotope production facility in Lucas Heights, Australia. This study uses two years of release data from the ANSTO medical isotope production facility and Xe-133 data from three IMS sampling locations to estimate the annual releases of Xe-133 from medical isotope production facilities in Argentina, South Africa, and Indonesia. Atmospheric dilution factors derived from a global atmospheric transport model were used in an optimization scheme to estimate annual release values by facility. The annual releases of about 6.81014 Bq from the ANSTO medical isotope production facility are in good agreement with the sampled concentrations at these three IMS sampling locations. Annual release estimates for the facility in South Africa vary from 1.21016 to 2.51016 Bq and estimates for the facility in Indonesia vary from 6.11013 to 3.61014 Bq. Although some releases from the facility in Argentina may reach these IMS sampling locations, the solution to the objective function is insensitive to the magnitude of those releases.

  20. Final Report for The University of Texas at Arlington Optical Medical Imaging Section of Advanced Imaging Research Center

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    Khosrow Behbehani

    2013-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this project was to create state-of-the-art optical medical imaging laboratories for the Biomedical Engineering faculty and student researchers of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) on the campus of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). This has been successfully achieved. These laboratories provide an unprecedented opportunity for the bioengineers (from UTA) to bring about new breakthroughs in medical imaging using optics. Specifically, three major laboratories have been successfully established and state-of-the-art scientific instruments have been placed in the labs. As a result of this grant, numerous journal and conference publications have been generated, patents for new inventions have been filed and received, and many additional grants for the continuation of the research has been received.

  1. Management of radioactive material safety programs at medical facilities. Final report

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    Camper, L.W.; Schlueter, J.; Woods, S. [and others

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Task Force, comprising eight US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and two Agreement State program staff members, developed the guidance contained in this report. This report describes a systematic approach for effectively managing radiation safety programs at medical facilities. This is accomplished by defining and emphasizing the roles of an institution`s executive management, radiation safety committee, and radiation safety officer. Various aspects of program management are discussed and guidance is offered on selecting the radiation safety officer, determining adequate resources for the program, using such contractual services as consultants and service companies, conducting audits, and establishing the roles of authorized users and supervised individuals; NRC`s reporting and notification requirements are discussed, and a general description is given of how NRC`s licensing, inspection and enforcement programs work.

  2. Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. Executive summary

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    NONE

    1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to perform a complete energy audit and analysis of William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) under the guidelines of the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Project documentation was prepared for all economically feasible energy conservation opportunities (ECOs). This report summarizes the work, including (1) Performing a complete energy audit and analysis for the entire hospital facility. (2) Developing a metering plan for the facility. (3) Identifying all ECOs and performing complete evaluations, including low cost/no cost items. (4) Preparing project documentation for all economically justifiable ECOs. (5) Listing and prioritizing all recommended energy conservation projects. and (6) Preparing a comprehensive report which documents the work accomplished, the results, and the recommendations.

  3. Proposed finding of no significant impact for the Sakakawea Medical Center coal-fired heating plant

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    Not Available

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy (the Department) has prepared an environmental assessment (Assessment) (DOE/EA-0949) to identify and evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposed action at the Sakakawea Medical Center (the Center) in Hazen, North Dakota. The proposed action would replace the existing No. 2 fuel oil-fired boilers supplemented by electric reheat with a new coal-fired hot water heating plant, using funds provided from a grant under the Institutional Conservation Program. Based on the analysis in DOE/EA-0949, the Department has determined that the proposed action is not a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. Therefore, preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required, and the Department is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact (Finding).

  4. For more information please visit the programme website: http://www.ictp.it/programmes/mmp.aspx MASTER'S OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN MEDICAL PHYSICS

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    - Radiobiology - Radiation Physics - Radiation Dosimetry - Physics of Nuclear Medicine - Medical Physics Imaging in radiotherapy, diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection in a hospital

  5. 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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to lose favor to lithium batteries which had calculatedof lithium and lithium-ion batteries in implantable medicalof lithium and lithium-ion batteries in implantable medical

  6. Medical University of South Carolina Environmental Hazards Assessment Program. Volume 6: Annual report, July 1, 1993--June 30, 1994 deliverables

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    Not Available

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Medical University of South Carolina`s vision is to become the premier national resource for medical information and for environmental/health risk assessment. A key component to the success of the many missions of the Environmental Hazards Assessment Program (EHAP) is timely access to large volumes of data. This study documents the results of the needs assessment effort conducted to determine the information access and processing requirements of EHAP. This report addresses the Department of Environmental Health Science, education and training initiative.

  7. Fallout: The experiences of a medical team in the care of a Marshallese population accidentally exposed to fallout radiation

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    Conard, R.A.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents an historical account of the experiences of the Brookhaven Medical team in the examination and treatment of the Marshallese people following their accidental exposure to radioactive fallout in 1954. This is the first time that a population has been heavily exposed to radioactive fallout, and even though this was a tragic mishap, the medical findings have provided valuable information for other accidents involving fallout such as the recent reactor accident at Chernobyl. Particularly important has been the unexpected importance of radioactive iodine in the fallout in producing thyroid abnormalities.

  8. Fallout: The experiences of a medical team in the care of a Marshallese population accidentally exposed to fallout radiation

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    Conard, R.A.

    1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents an historical account of the experiences of the Brookhaven Medical team in the examination and treatment of the Marshallese people following their accidental exposure to radioactive fallout in 1954. This is the first time that a population has been heavily exposed to radioactive fallout, and even though this was a tragic mishap, the medical findings have provided valuable information for other accidents involving fallout such as the recent reactor accident at Chernobyl. Particularly important has been the unexpected importance of radioactive iodine in the fallout in producing thyroid abnormalities.

  9. Fallout: The experiences of a medical team in the care of a Marshallese population accidently exposed to fallout radiation

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    Conard, R.A.

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents an historical account of the experiences of the Brookhaven Medical Team in the examination and treatment of the Marshallese people following their accidental exposure to radioactive fallout in 1954. This is the first time that a population has been heavily exposed to radioactive fallout, and even though this was a tragic mishap, the medical findings have provided valuable information for other accidents involving fallout such as the recent reactor accident at Chernobyl. Noteworthy has been the unexpected importance of radioactive iodine in the fallout in producing thyroid abnormalities.

  10. Anniversary Paper: The role of medical physicists in developing stereotactic radiosurgery

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    Benedict, Stanley H.; Bova, Frank J.; Clark, Brenda; Goetsch, Steven J.; Hinson, William H.; Leavitt, Dennis D.; Schlesinger, David J.; Yenice, Kamil M. [University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0375 (United States); University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 (United States); The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6 (Canada); San Diego Medical Physics, Inc., La Jolla, California 92037 (United States); Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157 (United States); LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah 84143 (United States); University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0375 (United States); University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This article is a tribute to the pioneering medical physicists over the last 50 years who have participated in the research, development, and commercialization of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy utilizing a wide range of technology. The authors have described the evolution of SRS through the eyes of physicists from its beginnings with the Gamma Knife in 1951 to proton and charged particle therapy; modification of commercial linacs to accommodate high precision SRS setups; the multitude of accessories that have enabled fine tuning patients for relocalization, immobilization, and repositioning with submillimeter accuracy; and finally the emerging technology of SBRT. A major theme of the article is the expanding role of the medical physicist from that of advisor to the neurosurgeon to the current role as a primary driver of new technology that has already led to an adaptation of cranial SRS to other sites in the body, including, spine, liver, and lung. SRS continues to be at the forefront of the impetus to provide technological precision for radiation therapy and has demonstrated a host of downstream benefits in improving delivery strategies for conventional therapy as well. While this is not intended to be a comprehensive history, and the authors could not delineate every contribution by all of those working in the pursuit of SRS development, including physicians, engineers, radiobiologists, and the rest of the therapy and dosimetry staff in this important and dynamic radiation therapy modality, it is clear that physicists have had a substantial role in the development of SRS and theyincreasingly play a leading role in furthering SRS technology.

  11. Medical University of South Carolina Environmental Hazards Assessment Program. Deliverables: Volume 3, Annual report, July 1, 1993--June 30, 1994

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    Not Available

    1994-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    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 month of June and July 1994. Topics discussed include: Perceived Risk Advisory Committee Meeting, surveys of public opinion about hazardous and radioactive materials, genetics,antibodies, and regulatory agencies.

  12. A workshop on developing risk assessment methods for medical use of radioactive material. Volume 2: Supporting documents

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    Tortorelli, J.P. [ed.] [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A workshop was held at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, August 16--18, 1994 on the topic of risk assessment on medical devices that use radioactive isotopes. Its purpose was to review past efforts to develop a risk assessment methodology to evaluate these devices, and to develop a program plan and a scoping document for future methodology development. This report contains presentation material and a transcript of the workshop. Participants included experts in the fields of radiation oncology, medical physics, risk assessment, human-error analysis, and human factors. Staff from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) associated with the regulation of medical uses of radioactive materials and with research into risk-assessment methods participated in the workshop. The workshop participants concurred in NRC`s intended use of risk assessment as an important technology in the development of regulations for the medical use of radioactive material and encouraged the NRC to proceed rapidly with a pilot study. Specific recommendations are included in the executive summary and the body of this report.

  13. Medical Physics, Volume 11, No. 3 1984 , Pages 303310 A photodiode array x-ray imaging system for digital

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    Cunningham, Ian

    Medical Physics, Volume 11, No. 3 1984 , Pages 303­310 A photodiode array x-ray imaging system, self-scanning, photodiode array Reticon RL 1024S optically coupled to an x-ray image intensifier tube, SPATIAL RESOLUTION, PHOTODIODES, BLOOD VESSELS, BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY #12;

  14. After more than 20 years of arduous medical research on the neuroscience of Down syndrome, pioneering neurologist William

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    After more than 20 years of arduous medical research on the neuroscience of Down syndrome. By coming up with a discovery that promises to make life better both for people with Down syndrome some of the brain deficits caused by Down syndrome." Mobley's 2008 discovery has the potential to start

  15. 1604 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 25, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2006 Normal and Pathological NCAT Image and Phantom

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    Utah, University of

    NCAT Image and Phantom Data Based on Physiologically Realistic Left Ventricle Finite-Element Models-ray multislice computed tomography (MSCT) data of a healthy male subject. The myocardial wall was represented of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Medical Sciences Division of the U.S. Department

  16. The relationship between body weight, length of stay, medical expenses, and type of illness in the hospital population

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    Morat, Michelle Elizabeth

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    consisted of 453 (86.1%) White, 46 (8.7%) Black, 25 (4.8%) Hispanic, and 2 (0.4%) Asian. Mean length of stay, total medical expenses, and number of diagnoses were not significantly different by %OBW. However, there was a significant difference (P < 0...

  17. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 16, NO. 2, APRIL 1997 137 Motion Correction of PET Images

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    Thompson, Chris

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 16, NO. 2, APRIL 1997 137 Motion Correction of PET--Positron emission tomography (PET) is a relatively lengthy brain imaging method. Because it is difficult. The technique associates the incoming data with the real-space position of the head. During the PET scan

  18. 128 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 25, NO. 1, JANUARY 2006 Unwrapping of MR Phase Images Using a

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    Koetter, Ralf

    128 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 25, NO. 1, JANUARY 2006 Unwrapping of MR Phase of blood flow [1], [2]. Extracting the phase image from its measured complex MR image is nontrivial because, phase unwrapping. I. INTRODUCTION A. Background Magnetic resonance (MR) phase images often contain

  19. 106 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 29, NO. 1, JANUARY 2010 Feature Based Nonrigid Brain MR Image Registration

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    Chung, Albert C. S.

    106 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 29, NO. 1, JANUARY 2010 Feature Based Nonrigid Brain MR Image Registration With Symmetric Alpha Stable Filters Shu Liao* and Albert C. S. Chung Abstract--A new feature based nonrigid image registration method for magnetic resonance (MR) brain images

  20. SINGAPORE SESSIONS IS A TRADEMARK OF SINGAPORE EDB Already hard at work in hospitals around the world, medical

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    Stuart, Josh

    ." acceleraTing change The learning curve for robot-assisted surgery is reportedly shorter than traditional the world, medical robots are enabling surgeons to perform complex operations with much success. Infact, these surgical robots equip doctors with extraordinary precision, providing heightened visual aid, controlled

  1. Colorado State University Health Network THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND

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    IT CAREFULLY. Hartshorn Health Service and University Counseling Center integrated their services July 1, 2008 health care. Information will be shared to the extent appropriate for your care. The Department of Health may be used and disclosed to medical/mental health care providers as appropriate/necessary to ensure

  2. Go to hr.osu.edu or OneSource (for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center employees).

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    .osu.edu or contact the IT Service Desk at 8-HELP (688-4357). For help with your Medical Center username or password online tool for you to manage your personal demographic information, benefits elections, and much more information and benefits elections. To access ESS: Employee Self Service Username and Password Help You

  3. Vietnam Vet Runs to Raise Money for USCBL Mike Felker served as a medic with the First Marine Division in

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    June 2008 Vietnam Vet Runs to Raise Money for USCBL Mike Felker served as a medic with the First money for the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines. Participating in the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans #12;Over 100 students gathered at Zot Restaurant in dowtown Philadelphia to raise money for demining

  4. Review of medical findings in a Marshallese population twenty-six years after accidental exposure to radioactive fallout

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    Conard, R.A.; Paglia, D.E.; Larsen, P.R.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In March 1954, radioactive debris from a thermonuclear weapon test at Bikini Atoll deviated from predicted trajectories and contaminated several atolls in the northern Marshall Islands. As a result, 239 native inhabitants of these islands along with 28 American servicemen and 23 Japanese fishermen received variably severe exposures to diverse ionizing radiations. Fallout material consisted largely of mixed fission products with small amounts of neutron-induced radionuclides and minimal amounts of fissionable elements, producing a complex spectrum of electromagnetic and particulate radiation. Individuals were exposed to deeply penetrating, whole-body gamma irradiation, to internal radiation emitters assimilated either by inhalation or by ingestion of contaminated water and food, and to direct radiation from material accumulating on body surfaces. That accident initiated a cascade of events, medical, social and political, which continue in varying forms to this day. Most of these have been discussed in the open medical literature and in periodic reports issued by the medical team headquartered at Brookhaven National Laboratory. This report attempts to summarize some of the principal findings of medical significnce that have been observed during the subsequent 26 years with particular emphasis on the last six years.

  5. Medical Students must obtain approval to invite outside commercial entities and vendors to exhibit at student events and/or other activities.

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    Medical Students must obtain approval to invite outside commercial entities and vendors to exhibit Policies and Procedures Section 2204, Vendor Relationship, 2526, UC Davis Policy and Procedural Manual Guidelines, and the Principles of Vendor Relationships. Medical Students must provide written justification

  6. Clerc BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2013, 12:22 http://www.biomedical-engineering-online.com/content/12/22

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Clerc BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2013, 12:22 http://www.biomedical-engineering Engineering OnLine 2013, 12:22 Page 2 of 4 http://www.biomedical-engineering-online.com/content/12, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. #12;Clerc BioMedical

  7. Nguyen et al. BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2012, 11:32 http://www.biomedical-engineering-online.com/content/11/32

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Nguyen et al. BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2012, 11:32 http://www.biomedical-engineering the original work is properly cited. #12;Nguyen et al. BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2012, 11:32 Page 2 of 21 http://www.biomedical-engineering-online.com/content/11/32 analyze the patient-ventilator interface [3

  8. Hayashibe and Guiraud BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2013, 12:86 http://www.biomedical-engineering-online.com/content/12/1/86

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hayashibe and Guiraud BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2013, 12:86 http://www.biomedical-engineering and Guiraud BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2013, 12:86 Page 2 of 18 http://www.biomedical-engineering

  9. Dispose of it Properly! Use the following guide to determine what must be considered medical waste. Sharps must go into designated

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    in designated sharps containers (needle boxes, rigid plastic lab containers) Dispose of as trash Ampoules. Sharps must go into designated sharps containers. Chemotherapy wastes can only go into designated black chemotherapy waste containers. Regulated Medical Waste Not Medical Waste Place in red bags in designated

  10. Nature of Institutional Sponsorship/Compliance Policy/Definitions The GME Consortium will oversee all matters pertaining to graduate medical education including ensuring that all

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    Kornfeld, S. Kerry

    /or educational arrangement for major affiliation agreements. The DIO will provide periodic updates to the GME all matters pertaining to graduate medical education including ensuring that all GME programs comply, the GME Consortium will serve as the "sponsoring institution" for all graduate medical education conducted

  11. Type B package for the transport of large medical and industrial sources

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    Brown, Darrell Dwaine [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Noss, Philip W [AREVA FEDERAL SERVICES

    2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    AREVA Federal Services LLC, under contract to the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Offsite Source Recovery Project, is developing a new Type B(U)-96 package for the transport of unwanted or abandoned high activity gamma and neutron radioactive sealed sources (sources). The sources were used primarily in medical or industrial devices, and are of domestic (USA) or foreign origin. To promote public safety and mitigate the possibility of loss or misuse, the Offsite Source Recovery Project is recovering and managing sources worldwide. The package, denoted the LANL-B, is designed to accommodate the sources within an internal gamma shield. The sources are located either in the IAEA's Long Term Storage Shield (LTSS), or within intact medical or industrial irradiation devices. As the sources are already shielded separately, the package does not include any shielding of its own. A particular challenge in the design of the LANL-B has been weight. Since the LTSS shield weighs approximately 5,000 lb [2,270 kg], and the total package gross weight must be limited to 10,000 lb [4,540 kg], the net weight of the package was limited to 5,000 lb, for an efficiency of 50% (i.e., the payload weight is 50% of the gross weight of the package). This required implementation of a light-weight bell-jar concept, in which the containment takes the form of a vertical bell which is bolted to a base. A single impact limiter is used on the bottom, to protect the elastomer seals and bolted joint. A top-end impact is mitigated by the deformation of a tori spherically-shaped head. Impacts in various orientations on the bottom end are mitigated by a cylindrical, polyurethane foam-filled impact limiter. Internally, energy is absorbed using honeycomb blocks at each end, which fill the torispherical head volumes. As many of the sources are considered to be in normal form, the LANL-B package offers leak-tight containment using an elastomer seal at the joint between the bell and the base, as well as on the single vent port. Leak testing prior to transport may be either using helium mass spectrometry or the pressure-rise concept.

  12. Medical devices utilizing optical fibers for simultaneous power, communications and control

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    Fitch, Joseph P.; Matthews, Dennis L.; Hagans, Karla G.; Lee, Abraham P.; Krulevitch, Peter; Benett, William J.; Clough, Robert E.; DaSilva, Luiz B.; Celliers, Peter M.

    2003-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A medical device is constructed in the basic form of a catheter having a distal end for insertion into and manipulation within a body and a proximal end providing for a user to control the manipulation of the distal end within the body. A fiberoptic cable is disposed within the catheter and having a distal end proximate to the distal end of the catheter and a proximal end for external coupling of laser light energy. A laser-light-to-mechanical-power converter is connected to receive light from the distal end of the fiber optic cable and may include a photo-voltaic cell and an electromechanical motor or a heat-sensitive photo-thermal material. An electronic sensor is connected to receive electrical power from said distal end of the fiberoptic cable and is connected to provide signal information about a particular physical environment and communicated externally through the fiberoptic cable to the proximal end thereof. A mechanical sensor is attached to the distal end of the fiberoptic cable and connected to provide light signal information about a particular physical environment and communicated externally through the fiberoptic cable.

  13. Modern Palliative Radiation Treatment: Do Complexity and Workload Contribute to Medical Errors?

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    D'Souza, Neil, E-mail: neil.dsouza@sunnybrook.ca [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Holden, Lori [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Robson, Sheila [Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Mah, Kathy; Di Prospero, Lisa; Wong, C. Shun; Chow, Edward; Spayne, Jacqueline [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To examine whether treatment workload and complexity associated with palliative radiation therapy contribute to medical errors. Methods and Materials: In the setting of a large academic health sciences center, patient scheduling and record and verification systems were used to identify patients starting radiation therapy. All records of radiation treatment courses delivered during a 3-month period were retrieved and divided into radical and palliative intent. 'Same day consultation, planning and treatment' was used as a proxy for workload and 'previous treatment' and 'multiple sites' as surrogates for complexity. In addition, all planning and treatment discrepancies (errors and 'near-misses') recorded during the same time frame were reviewed and analyzed. Results: There were 365 new patients treated with 485 courses of palliative radiation therapy. Of those patients, 128 (35%) were same-day consultation, simulation, and treatment patients; 166 (45%) patients had previous treatment; and 94 (26%) patients had treatment to multiple sites. Four near-misses and 4 errors occurred during the audit period, giving an error per course rate of 0.82%. In comparison, there were 10 near-misses and 5 errors associated with 1100 courses of radical treatment during the audit period. This translated into an error rate of 0.45% per course. An association was found between workload and complexity and increased palliative therapy error rates. Conclusions: Increased complexity and workload may have an impact on palliative radiation treatment discrepancies. This information may help guide the necessary recommendations for process improvement for patients who require palliative radiation therapy.

  14. Design and characterization of electron beam focusing for X-ray generation in novel medical imaging architecture

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    Bogdan Neculaes, V., E-mail: neculaes@research.ge.com; Zou, Yun; Zavodszky, Peter; Inzinna, Louis; Zhang, Xi; Conway, Kenneth; Caiafa, Antonio; Frutschy, Kristopher; Waters, William; De Man, Bruno [GE Global Research, Niskayuna, New York 12309 (United States)] [GE Global Research, Niskayuna, New York 12309 (United States)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel electron beam focusing scheme for medical X-ray sources is described in this paper. Most vacuum based medical X-ray sources today employ a tungsten filament operated in temperature limited regime, with electrostatic focusing tabs for limited range beam optics. This paper presents the electron beam optics designed for the first distributed X-ray source in the world for Computed Tomography (CT) applications. This distributed source includes 32 electron beamlets in a common vacuum chamber, with 32 circular dispenser cathodes operated in space charge limited regime, where the initial circular beam is transformed into an elliptical beam before being collected at the anode. The electron beam optics designed and validated here are at the heart of the first Inverse Geometry CT system, with potential benefits in terms of improved image quality and dramatic X-ray dose reduction for the patient.

  15. Medical University of South Carolina Environmental Hazards Assessment Program. Volume 5: Annual report, July 1, 1993--June 30, 1994 deliverables

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    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Medical University of South Carolina`s vision is to become the premier national resource for medical information and for environmental/health risk assessment. A key component to the success of the many missions of the Environmental Hazards Assessment Program (EHAP) is timely access to large volumes of data. This study documents the results of the needs assessment effort conducted to determine the information access and processing requirement of EHAP. The following topics are addressed in this report: environmental medicine and risk communication: curriculum and a professional support network-Department of Family Medicine; environmental hazards assessment and education program in pharmacy graduate education in risk assessment; and graduate education risk assessment.

  16. Image features for misalignment correction in medical flat-detector CT

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    Wicklein, Julia; Kunze, Holger; Kalender, Willi A.; Kyriakou, Yiannis [Institute of Medical Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Henkestrasse 91, 91052 Erlangen (Germany); Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector, Siemensstrasse 1, 91301 Forchheim (Germany); Institute of Medical Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Henkestrasse 91, 91052 Erlangen (Germany); Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector, Siemensstrasse 1, 91301 Forchheim (Germany)

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Misalignment artifacts are a serious problem in medical flat-detector computed tomography. Generally, the geometrical parameters, which are essential for reconstruction, are provided by preceding calibration routines. These procedures are time consuming and the later use of stored parameters is sensitive toward external impacts or patient movement. The method of choice in a clinical environment would be a markerless online-calibration procedure that allows flexible scan trajectories and simultaneously corrects misalignment and motion artifacts during the reconstruction process. Therefore, different image features were evaluated according to their capability of quantifying misalignment. Methods: Projections of the FORBILD head and thorax phantoms were simulated. Additionally, acquisitions of a head phantom and patient data were used for evaluation. For the reconstruction different sources and magnitudes of misalignment were introduced in the geometry description. The resulting volumes were analyzed by entropy (based on the gray-level histogram), total variation, Gabor filter texture features, Haralick co-occurrence features, and Tamura texture features. The feature results were compared to the back-projection mismatch of the disturbed geometry. Results: The evaluations demonstrate the ability of several well-established image features to classify misalignment. The authors elaborated the particular suitability of the gray-level histogram-based entropy on identifying misalignment artifacts, after applying an appropriate window level (bone window). Conclusions: Some of the proposed feature extraction algorithms show a strong correlation with the misalignment level. Especially, entropy-based methods showed very good correspondence, with the best of these being the type that uses the gray-level histogram for calculation. This makes it a suitable image feature for online-calibration.

  17. Assessing Nurse and Medical Assistant Perceived Needs Prior to Implementation of Expanded Web-based Training in Physician Clinics

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    Hopkins, Pamela Jean Clinton

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    using open-ended questions emphasizing perceived strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of WBT. Demographic data were collected to facilitate comparison of perspectives based on demographic information gathered. To support reliability... Unlicensed Medical Assistant M Median n Sample Size N Population RN Registered Nurse SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats TMF Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics Vets Veterans WBT Web-based Training xi TABLE...

  18. REVIEW OF CdTe MEDICAL APPLICATIONS Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. 44 Hunt St., Watertown, Massachusetts 02172, U. S. A.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    REVIEW OF CdTe MEDICAL APPLICATIONS G. ENTINE Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. 44 Hunt St place de dents synthé- tiques. Par ailleurs, les détecteurs CdTe ont été utilisés pour le diagnostic d développer des photo- conducteurs X à base de CdTe pour les tomo-densitomètres ; toutefois, des progrès

  19. Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites: Best Management Practice Case Study #12 - Laboratory/Medical Equipment (Brochure)

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    Blakley, H.

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) built a successful water conservation program and reduced potable water use through a series of initiatives at EPA laboratories. The projects highlighted in this case study demonstrate EPA's ability to reduce water use in laboratory and medical equipment by implementing vacuum pump and steam sterilizer replacements and retrofits. Due to the success of the initial vacuum pump and steam sterilizer projects described here, EPA is implementing similar projects at several laboratories throughout the nation.

  20. West Angeles Community Development Corporation final technical report on export market feasibility planning and research for the solar medical autoclave

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    Power, G.D.

    1998-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes core findings from an investigation performed by the staff of West Angeles Community Development Corporation (CDC) regarding the feasibility of marketing the Solar Medical Autoclave (``autoclave``) in South Africa. The investigation was completed during 1997, the period prescribed by the Grant Award made by the U.S. Department of Energy on January 1, 1997, and was monitored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.