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Spencer D - - 2003
Any wound received within the controlled areas of Dounreay could potentially be contaminated with plutonium and/or uranium isotopes. Wounding bypasses the body's natural barriers to foreign objects, such as the skin and the lining of the alimentary canal. Therefore a relatively low intake can potentially result in a high committed ...
Carr James A - - 2002
Stress inhibits feeding behavior in all vertebrates. Data from mammals suggest an important role for hypothalamic neuropeptides, in particular the melanocortins and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH)-like peptides, in mediating stress-induced inhibition of feeding. The effects of CRH on food intake are evolutionarily ancient, as this peptide inhibits feeding in fishes, birds, ...
- - 2002
EuropaBio, the European Association for BioIndustries, represents 40 companies operating world wide and 14 national association (totaling around 600 small and medium-sized enterprises) involved in the research, development, testing, manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of biotechnology products and services in the fields of healthcare, agriculture, food and the environment.
Hartwell H - - 2001
The goal of any hospital caterer should be to provide food that meets nutritional requirements, satisfies the patient, improves morale and is microbiologically safe. Food distribution to hospital wards plays a critical role. The aim of this study was to compare two hospital food service systems using parameters of food ...
Walters K - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Despite decades of research showing high rates of unmet need in older people, there currently is little understanding of why these needs remain unmet. This study was performed as part of a larger feasibility study of a multidisciplinary needs assessment tool in primary care. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the ...
Pollard C - - 2001
The Start Right-Eat Right award scheme implemented in Western Australia has been used to provide the incentive to bring about improvement in food service in line with government policy and regulations in the child care industry. Theories of organizational change were used to identify processes and strategies to support the ...
Angelillo I F - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: To determine adherence to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) methods and to evaluate knowledge, attitudes, and practices of food-services staff with regard to food hygiene in hospitals. DESIGN: A survey. PARTICIPANTS: Hospital medical directors and food-services staff of 36 hospitals in Calabria, Italy. METHODS: A questionnaire about ...
Varela Mallou J - - 2001
Brand is a product attribute that, for many types of goods or services, makes a major contribution to consumer preferences. Conjoint analysis is a useful technique for the assessment of brand values for a given consumer or group of consumers. In this paper, an application of conjoint analysis to the ...
Kassa H - - 2001
Most local health departments utilize visual, but not microbiological, methods when inspecting food service operations. To evaluate the marginal utility of microbial testing for minimizing potential risks of foodborne outbreaks in restaurants, swab samples were taken from handwashing sink faucets, freshly cleaned and sanitized food-contact surfaces, and from cooler or ...
Rockström J - - 2001
The largest remaining biophysical water challenge is whether there is enough fresh water to sustain global food production and service natural ecosytems. Focussing on the drought-prone savannahs and small-scale farming, this paper argues that the crucial resource is vapour flow, not "blue" water, and there are grounds for optimism if ...
Chen Y - - 2001
This study investigated bacterial transfer rates between hands and other common surfaces involved in food preparation in the kitchen. Nalidixic acid-resistant Enterobacter aerogenes B199A was used as a surrogate microorganism to follow the cross-contamination events. Samples from at least 30 different participants were collected to determine the statistical distribution of ...
- - 2000
MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston now has room service. People don't choose a hospital for the food it serves, and people don't expect the food to be great while they are stuck in a hospital bed. But poor scores on food service can impact overall patient satisfaction scores, and ...
Brooks J C - - 2000
Fifty-six retail stores representing 15 retail chains and 14 foodservice facilities in eight U.S. cities were sampled to determine the tenderness of beef steaks at retail and foodservice levels based on Warner-Bratzler shear (WBS) values and consumer evaluation panels. Retail consumer panels were conducted at five universities. Each retail and ...
Pollard C M - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of long day care centre operations, food service management practices, and nutrition resources use and needs. METHOD: In October 1996, all 330 long day care centres in Western Australia were surveyed by telephone to gather information to help develop strategies for food service improvement. RESULTS: ...
Seidman J D - - 1999
Mullerian adenosarcoma is an uncommon variant of uterine sarcoma. Twelve uterine adenosarcomas were diagnosed during a 42-month period at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Based on estimated incidence data derived from the US Department of Defense beneficiary population, an estimated relative risk of 15.4 (95% confidence interval, 7.7-31.0) ...
Roberts D - - 1999
Laboratories offering a quality service for the microbiological examination of food must implement a quality assurance system. An effective system should, in addition to daily quality control of procedures, consumables, and equipment, include external laboratory accreditation to a recognised standard, the use of validated test methods, and participation in an ...
Wasow M - - 1999
We are all going to die one day. There are some practical steps we can take now to increase the likelihood that our loved ones with SMI will have food, shelter, clothing, and hopefully some form of emotional care after we are gone. We can also work on accepting the ...
Stamou G B - - 1999
This paper investigates and extends the use of fuzzy relation equations for the representation and study of fuzzy inference systems. Using the generalized sup-t (t is a triangular norm) composition of fuzzy relations and the study of sup-t fuzzy relation equations, interesting results are provided concerning the completeness and the ...
Hwang J L - - 1999
Reforms of the NHS's healthcare structure have placed additional pressure on all aspects of hospital management. Evaluation of the effects of these reforms is difficult without more information on current conditions. Hospital catering in acute care trusts has little contemporary background research available. With this in mind, a survey of ...
- - 1999
Revamping food service can take a big bite out of costs. Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, jump-started a hospitalwide redesign program by tapping a benchmarking firm and saved $2 million in food services alone. Learn how the hospital identified savings opportunities and maximized that potential by coming up ...
Sheppard C J - - 1998
The effect of angular aperture on the focal shift in optical systems of finite Fresnel number is considered. It is shown that the focal shift for a given Fresnel number decreases with increasing angular aperture.
Chen Y L - - 1998
The study evaluated the effects of six chopsticks designs on the food-serving performance of three tasks (food-pulling, food-pinching, and food-moving) under two different operations (pincers-pinching and scissors-pinching). A total of 40 male junior college students were employed as subjects for the laboratory experiment. Subjects who were experienced in pincers-pinching were ...
Atkinson G - - 1998
With informed consent, 6 competitive tennis players performed alternate 15 "first" (emphasis-speed) serves and 15 "second" (emphasis-accuracy) serves at 09:00, 14:00 and 18:00 hours. Serve velocity was measured by the digitisation of video footage of each serve. The Hewitt Tennis Achievement Test was employed to measure the accuracy of serve. ...
Hill F - - 1998
PURPOSE: To describe the impact of a selective transportation subsidy on food costs in isolated communities in Northern Canada, and the government's proposal to refine the "food mail" program to promote better nutrition. METHOD: The cost of various components of a Northern Food Basket has been monitored since 1990. An ...
Fradeani M - - 1997
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Some restorative materials used in the posterior region of the mouth present conventional problems, such as microleakage, recurrent caries, wear, and poor color stability. PURPOSE: This study determined the reliability of the IPS Empress ceramic material for fabricating inlays and onlays in the posterior region of the ...
Poon M - - 1997
To measure the effects of different working instruments and holmium laser fibers on the deflectability in a variety of actively deflectable flexible endoscopes, a benchtop study was performed. The endoscopes studied were the Storz 7.5 flexible ureteroscope, the AUR-7 and AUR-9 flexible ureteroscopes (Circon-ACMI), a prototype Mitsubishi flexible ureteroscope (Mitsubishi ...
Hughes R G - - 1997
The influence of the food-service industry on compliance with the Australian dietary guidelines was investigated through three separate methods of data collection and analysis: a telephone survey of 1683 randomly selected Brisbane residents; telephone interviews with 69 food-service-industry operators and 10 face-to-face interviews with key stakeholders in industry and government. ...
Lewis P D - - 1997
'Label Rouge' (LR) chickens are reputed to possess improved sensory characteristics compared with birds reared under intensive conditions. The effects on body weight, food utilisation, behaviour and carcass composition, of genotype (Ross I vs ISA '657'), diet (conventional UK broiler vs LR) and stocking density (17.0 birds m(-2),vs 4.25 birds ...
O'hara P A - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To identify food, service, and patient variables associated with high satisfaction with foodservices in a continuing-care hospital that serves, primarily, geriatric patients and patients undergoing physical rehabilitation. DESIGN: Survey questionnaire concerning eight aspects of food and foodservice as well as type of diet and major patient descriptors. SUBJECTS: All ...
Joachimsthaler E - - 1997
Costs, market fragmentation, and new media channels that let customers bypass advertisements seem to be in league against the old ways of marketing. Relying on mass media campaigns to build strong brands may be a thing of the past. Several companies in Europe, making a virtue of necessity, have come ...
Forsythe R H - - 1996
The health of the population of the U.S. is affected by many factors, not the least of which is its food supply. A major source of high quality animal protein comes from poultry, eggs, and meat. The major effect of personal habits and the environment, diet, tobacco, alcohol, are considered, ...
Craig M J - - 1996
The delivery of nutrition during a military conflict creates added demands on food service operations. Dietitians in the United States Army assisted the civilian population in Panama by participating in humanitarian feeding efforts during Operation Just Cause from December 1989 to January 1990. They provided hospital nutrition under combat conditions ...
Barrie D - - 1996
The supply of food to patients and staff is the responsibility of hospital support services. This article considers the provision of catering services and the production of safe food in hospitals in the UK. The responsibilities of food handlers and the role of the infection control team, the environmental health ...
Erickson R J - - 1996
Citing studies in which convicted robbers have been interviewed to determine their motives and what factors may have deterred them from committing a planned robbery, the author traces patterns of violence at convenience stores over the past 20 years. She points out that because two thirds of workplace homicides are ...
Brainard S C - - 1995
The evolution of open heart surgery had its beginnings in 1938 with the closing of a patent ductus arteriosus. In 1954 Hawaii began to perform right heart catheterizations and a bubble oxygenator was made locally out of plastic food tubing and a Sigmamotor double head pump. The first open heart ...
Rowson V J - - 1995
This paper provides theoretical estimates of the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio advantage that can be gained from a radio microphone (FM) system used with an environmental (EV) microphone, compared with the S/N ratio delivered by a conventional hearing aid alone. These estimates show that the S/N advantage gained is a function ...
Benson W - - 1995
Nutritionists need to understand the willingness of restaurateurs to prepare and sell healthy foods, as Canadians frequently eat meals at food services. The lunch trade restaurants under the jurisdiction of a rural and semi-rural Alberta health unit were surveyed by telephone. Two thirds of the restaurants were family-style and had ...
Ganz C H - - 1995
Even with the most careful planning, situations arise that require sophisticated treatment alternatives. The Milled Bar, of which the spark erosion bar is one type, is described in detail. A two-degree tapered meso (primary) bar with anterior friction pins attached to osseointegrated implants provides frictional retention when supporting a secondary ...
Ginsberg G G - - 1995
This review article is intended to aid the clinician in the evaluation and management of older children and adult patients with possible foreign object ingestion and/or food bolus impaction. A literature search was performed in June 1993 on the Medline using Medlars II, the National Library of Medicine's National Interactive ...
Mathias R G - - 1995
The effectiveness of restaurant inspections and food handler education are not known. Consequently, the optimal frequency of neither has been determined. Thirty randomly selected restaurants from seven health units in three provinces were inspected by one of three senior inspectors. A questionnaire was used to collect the data. The violation ...
- - 1994
This year the Direct Marketing Association has chosen nine winners in the Non-Profit Echo Awards competition--two gold, three silver and four bronze. Overall, the DMA bestowed 92 Echo Awards in its annual international competition. These creative campaigns are worth studying. In studying them, you may find your own creative idea.
Vaupotic J - - 1994
Remedial actions were carried out in two kindergartens with average heating season radon concentrations of about 2,000 Bq m-3. The first kindergarten is built on sedimentary gravel and the second one on fly ash and cinder fill. In both cases, radon accumulated in a sub-floor channel (service tunnel). The channels ...
Wulf D M - - 1994
Packers/processors, supermarket meat managers, and restaurant meat purchasers were surveyed to determine industry utilization of the beef wholesale rib. Nine packer/processors representing > 52% of the U.S. steer-heifer slaughter reported that more than two-thirds (68.5%) of the ribs were wholesaled as ribeye, lip-on (IMPS 112A) subprimals and that its predominance ...
Stephenson J - - 1994
In anticipation of extensive kitchen renovations at Surrey Memorial Hospital, the median elbow height was determined for a group of 49 food service workers. From this measurement, an optimal range for work surface height of 824 mm to 874 mm was determined. This range is lower than that recommended by ...
Ouellet D - - 1993
Continuous quality improvement is the new requirement of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This means that meeting quality standards will not be enough. Dietitians will need to improve those standards and the way they are selected. Because quality is defined in terms of the customers, all quality ...
Zajdowicz T - - 1993
I describe nine cases of shigellosis seen at a large Navy field hospital in troops deployed to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. Eight cases were associated with consumption of food at civilian restaurants or civilian-contracted food services. Two adults had "pseudomeningitis" syndromes, illustrating that shigellosis in adults may initially ...
Beardsworth A D - - 1993
The relationship between vegetarianism and the "orthodox" food ideology and the overall food system in the U.K. is complex and ambiguous. Vegetarianism, and a fortiori veganism, appear to represent a direct challenge to orthodox foodways and current production methods. Yet there is some evidence for the incorporation of vegetarianism into ...
James W O - - 1993
Salmonella is a multi-faceted problem that must be attacked on many fronts. The results of Food Safety and Inspection Service's Puerto Rico Bacterial Control Project confirmed that there is no "silver bullet." The project showed that a combination of management commitment, process control, and specific interventions at key control points ...
Kelly M - - 1993
In this article I examine the operational implications of the findings reported in 'Entitlements, Coping Mechanisms and Indicators of Access to Food: Wollo Region, Ethiopia, 1987-88' (Kelly, 1992). The usefulness of anthropometric and other indicators for early warning and relief planning in Wollo is assessed by comparing the findings of ...
Cunningham C J - - 1993
Questionnaires were mailed to 500 food service operators in the Hamilton-Wentworth Region: 271 operators responded to the survey. The survey assessed the operators' perception of health inspection services; their knowledge of food handling procedures; their attitude toward evening inspections and their understanding of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point inspections. ...
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