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Vohra Rais - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To characterize occupational envenomations from exotic and native creatures, we surveyed North American zoos and aquaria. METHODS: Survey questionnaires were mailed to curators at 216 zoos/aquaria which are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and listed on the AZA website. Reptile curators were asked to complete ...
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This resource, prepared for the NewScientist.com website, considers the ways in which humans may be damaging the environment, and the consequences of that damage. The section includes "special reports" on climate change; energy and fuels; mysteries of the deep; endangered species; hurricanes; Asian tsunami disaster; Hurricane Katrina, the aftermath; and ...
Schold Jesse D - - 2008
Report cards, performance evaluations, and quality assessments continue to penetrate the lexicon of the healthcare sector. The value of report cards is typically couched as enhancing consumerism among patients, increasing accountability among healthcare providers, and more broadly increasing the transparency of healthcare information. This paper discusses the potential benefits and ...
Dafny Leemore - - 2008
Estimated responses to report cards may reflect learning about quality that would have occurred in their absence ("market-based learning"). Using panel data on Medicare HMOs, we examine the relationship between enrollment and quality before and after report cards were mailed to 40 million Medicare beneficiaries in 1999 and 2000. We ...
Berkov Amy - - 2008
Venom-injecting structures have arisen independently in unrelated arthropods including scorpions, spiders, centipedes, larval owlflies and antlions, and Hymenoptera (wasps, ants, and bees). Most arthropods use venom primarily as an offensive weapon to subdue prey, and only secondarily in defense against enemies. Venom is injected by biting with fangs or stinging ...
Kongkaew W - - 2007
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a rare disease in Thailand. Only one previous case has been reported in which transmission was likely autochthonous. We conducted an investigation of a case of VL, which included serological and symptom surveys of people who lived near the case in Nan Province and Bangkok, serological ...
Hakansson A - - 2007
Buprenorphine misuse by injecting drug users was assessed in a survey of 350 needle exchangers, either amphetamine (57%) or heroin users (42%). 89% of heroin users and 24% of amphetamine users reported using buprenorphine at some time during the previous year. Most users reported illicit acquisition. Among illicit users, 87% ...
Murray, Haydn H.
Indiana Geological Survey Report of Progress 12
Powell, Richard L.
Indiana Geological Survey Special Report 6
Straw, W. Thomas
Indiana Geological Survey Special Report 12; Indiana Geological Survey Environmental Study 12
Bisdorff B - - 2006
The prevalence of psoroptic mange (sheep scab), louse infestation and blowfly strike in sheep in Great Britain between March 2003 and February 2004 was investigated by means of a retrospective postal survey, stratified by region. Of the 3530 questionnaires sent out, 1067 were returned completed, a response rate of 30.2 ...
Kunju Lakshmi P - - 2006
An optimal immunohistochemical panel to distinguish poorly differentiated prostate (PCa) from urothelial (UCa) carcinoma was selected from a panel consisting of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP), high-molecular-weight cytokeratin (HMWCK), clone 34betaE12, cytokeratin (CK) 7, CK20, p63, and alpha-methylacyl-coenzyme A racemase. The pilot group was composed of poorly ...
Hill Steven C - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Very little is known about the validity and reliability of disability dynamics reported in household surveys, and some researchers argue that measurement error likely plays a large part in reported recovery from disability. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the reliability of reported recovery from activity limitations elicited from 2 types of ...
Yukawa, Jun-ichi
Entomofauna was surveued in September-October 2000 on Lombok Island, the Krakatau Islands, and in Ujung Kulon, Indonesia by Japanese entomologists and Indonesian botanists. Based on tentative identifications, results of the faunistic survey were briefly presented for the following insect groups: Galling Arthropods, Ants, Bees, Auchenorrhyncha (Homoptera), Coleoptera, Diptera, and Butterflies.
Nunnelee Janice D - - 2006
The brown recluse spider is found more commonly in the Southeast and the Central Midwest. Its bite is not common because it is a shy spider that only bites if cornered. A severe bite may necrose a large area that requires skin grafting; systemic reactions rarely occur. This article discusses ...
Green, P. E.
"Special report"
Ingelman-Sundberg, Catharina
An account of the loss of the V.O.C. (Verrenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) ship ‘Zeewijk’ (1727) and a report on the first season of investigation of the site has already been published (Ingelman-Sundberg 1976, Ingelman-Sundberg 1977). This paper is a report on the 1977 survey which deals with the hydrographic, land and ...
Palmer Neal G - - 2006
An anonymous, self-administered, mail-out survey of Canadian Orthodontists was conducted to evaluate the characteristics of orthodontic Internet use. The response rate was 45.6% (304 of 667). A total of 76.6% of orthodontists reported having Internet access at work, and an additional 12.4% reported having Internet access from a different location. ...
Owen Ifor L - - 2006
There is no evidence that taeniasis due to Taenia solium is present in Papua New Guinea (PNG), but there is some serological evidence that human cysticercosis exists at particular locations near the border with West Papua (Indonesia), where refugees from across the border have been settled. Only a few surveys ...
Hannu T - - 2005
Occupational asthma (OA) can be induced by fumes of manual metal-arc welding on stainless steel. In recent years, the use of special stainless steels (SSS) with high chromium content has increased. This study presents two cases of OA caused by manual metal-arc welding on SSS. In both cases, the diagnosis ...
Norris Robert L - - 2005
Bites by the mottled rock rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus lepidus) are rare. There appear to be no reports of bites by this subspecies in the literature. This is a case report of a bite by a captive specimen of this diminutive pit viper, and includes a review of what is known ...
Thomas David N - - 2005
Polar deserts are not devoid of life despite the extreme low temperature and scarcity of water. Recently, patterned stone fields--caused by periglacial activity--have been surveyed in the Arctic and Antarctic. It was found that the productivity of the cyanobacteria and algae (hypoliths) that colonise the underside of the stones is ...
Lee Sung Woo - - 2004
Although ophthalmoplegia following snake bites is not indicative of a serious neurotoxic complication, symptoms of diplopia, dizziness and ocular discomfort can be emotionally devastating for patients. The authors experienced two cases of ophthalmoplegia following snake bites in Korea. The patients complained of diplopia that had developed several hours after the ...
Battye Richard A - - 2004
We discuss the linearized, gravitational self-interaction of a brane of arbitrary codimension in a spacetime of arbitrary dimension. We find that in the codimension two case the gravitational self-force is exactly zero for a Nambu-Goto equation of state, generalizing a previous result for a string in four dimensions. For the ...
Fang Wang
The genus Pseudosinella is surveyed. The 11 species recorded from East Asia are reviewed. Seven of these are reported from China by the present authors (P. bellingeri, caoi, grinnellia, hui, mutabilis, tumula, and sexoculata). Rusek first described P. tridentifera from China; Deharveng described P. chiangdaoensis from North Thailand; P. octopunctata ...
Dexter Franklin - - 2003
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Moving the last case of the day from one operating room (OR) to another OR can increase OR efficiency. However, there is a penalty cost for moving a case. The goal of the study was to measure perceptions of the minimum time that needs to be saved for ...
Miller Matthew - - 2002
Little is known about the relationship between firearm carrying and hostile behavior on the roadway. To explore a possible association between firearm carrying by drivers and hostile driving behavior we conducted a random-digit-dial survey of 790 licensed drivers in Arizona. In addition to demographic questions, we asked whether respondents had ...
Yarnell Eric - - 2002
Four important categories of urologic herbs, their history, and modern scientific investigations regarding them are reviewed. Botanical diuretics are discussed with a focus on Solidago spp (goldenrod) herb, Levisticum officinale (lovage) root, Petroselinum crispus (parsley) fruit, and Urtica dioica (stinging nettle) herb. Urinary antiseptic and anti-adhesion herbs, particularly Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ...
Abo-Shehada Mahmoud N - - 2002
From March 1996 to February 1997, slaughtered-sheeps' heads were examined for the metacestode of Taenia multiceps. Out of 451 sheep heads, only 12 (3%) were infested. All cysts but one were in the age group 0.5-2.5 years old, with prevalence of 10% (11 of 108). Eleven of 12 infested heads ...
Kricka L J - - 2002
The Journal provides comprehensive literature searches on all aspects of luminescence, which will be published in most issues. These lists have been produced regularly since 1986-some by year and some by specialized topic. This survey of papers on chemiluminescent and bioluminescent immunoassays is drawn from the 2000 literature and covers ...
Rosen Leora N - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: A U.S. Army post in Alaska (Fort A) was determined to have a higher than average rate of officially reported cases of spousal abuse compared with the Army as a whole. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether Fort A had a higher rate of self-reported ...
Cecere Giovanni - - 2002
In December 1999, 145 North American pediatric open-heart institutions were mailed an updated survey as a follow-up of two earlier surveys, 1989 and 1994. The survey consisted of 81 questions pertaining to demographics, equipment, techniques and patient monitoring. This survey, following a similar format of the two earlier surveys, provides ...
Neulander E Z - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: To survey and review the incidence of appendectomy performed during radical cystectomy and urinary diversion. We were interested in the reasons behind the decision and if continent diversions have changed the policy. METHODS: We performed a selective survey among urologists in academic centers throughout the United States regarding their ...
Mounts A W - - 2000
Norwalk-like viruses (NLVs) are the most common cause of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis in adults, but little is known about their seasonality. The lack of specific diagnostic tools impeded study of these viruses in the past, and surveys using electron microscopy often grouped NLVs with other unrelated viruses. A search of ...
Hoinville L J - - 2000
In 1998, a questionnaire was sent to 11,554 British sheep farmers to determine how many believed that scrapie cases had occurred in their flock; 61.4 per cent of them responded anonymously. The results indicated that 14.9 per cent of farmers with more than 30 breeding ewes thought that they had ...
Nishchal N K - - 1999
We have surveyed the levels of magnetic field in the open environment around the high-tension lines as well as in the domestic and laboratory environment in the JNU campus. Measurements were made in the direction of most likely access, and from the surface of the appliances. The data so obtained ...
Feldman R P - - 1999
The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus is undoubtedly one of the most significant medical texts ever discovered. It is of particular interest to neurosurgeons because of its specific references to ancient neurosurgical cases and is the first written record of many terms of neurosurgical interest. This review describes the colorful and ...
Mariani L - - 1999
The case of a 42-year-old man harbouring both a symptomatic cerebellar haemangioblastoma and a huge, prolactin secreting invasive macroadenoma of the pituitary is presented. The possible pathogenesis is discussed and the literature reviewed with special emphasis on molecular genetic aspects.
Grave de Peralta Menendez R - - 1999
This report describes the theory of Backus and Gilbert with special emphasis for the case of vector fields as required for the solution of the electromagnetic inverse problem. A description of the method is presented with the detailed mathematical derivation of the coefficients that determine the solution for the retrieval ...
Gomez-Gil B - - 1998
A literature review on the use of live microorganisms as probiotics is presented. Topics discussed are the definition of probiotic; the normal microflora of the digestive system of mammals, including bacterial interactions in the gut, colonization, modification of metabolic processes, and immunostimulation. Probiotics studies in humans and in farmed animals, ...
Beer E - - 1998
Two cases of Vipera aspis bites with severe envenomation in which, among other neurotoxic signs, dysphonia was observed, with alteration of the pitch of the voice are described. This uncommon symptom has never been reported in envenomation by European adders. It is pointed out that bites of European vipers should ...
Mirtschin P J - - 1998
OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent of the snake bite problem in domestic animals, its regional significance and the effects of antivenom treatment. DESIGN: A questionnaire was designed seeking information on the number and type of domestic animals referred, whether treated or untreated, type of snakes and management of the bite. ...
Kelsey J - - 1997
Reptiles are a growing part of the exotic pet trade, and reptile bites have been considered innocuous in the emergency medicine literature. Two cases are reported of reptile bites, one from a green iguana and the other from a reticulated python. The treatment concerns associated with reptile bites are discussed.
Chang P - - 1996
A case of a child with juvenile xanthogranuloma beneath the fingernail is presented. The interest of this case is the uncommon location.
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This final rule requires Medicare providers to report all interest expense and interest income from zero coupon bonds in the cost reporting period in which the interest was accrued. This final rule is necessary to add provisions to the Medicare regulations that specifically address the reporting by providers of interest ...
Bellman G C - - 1996
We report a patient with ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a horseshoe kidney who was successfully managed with an antegrade endopyelotomy. Follow-up at 1 year confirmed a good result. Special considerations are necessary for the successful performance of an endopyelotomy in a horseshoe kidney. Recommendations will be made regarding percutaneous access ...
Critchfield T S - - 1996
Several previous studies have examined the correspondence between self-reports and the delayed identity match-to-sample performance they supposedly described. The present two experiments used similar procedures to explore different characteristics of the self-reports. In both studies, match-to-sample responses were successful (earned points) if they were both correct and faster than a ...
Dylewski J S - - 1996
Although Listeria monocytogenes has been isolated from the gastrointestinal tract, it is an infrequent cause of bacterial peritonitis. Since 1963 only 23 cases of peritonitis caused by listeria have been reported. This report describes another case in a patient with cirrhosis and chronic renal failure and presents a review of ...
Fuortes L J - - 1995
Seven cases of possible naphthalene di-isocyanate-related occupational asthma occurred in 1987 and 1988. These cases were reported to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health by personnel at a Midwest factory that manufactured plastic wheels for fork-lift trucks. The reporting of cases prompted (a) an evaluation of the workplace, ...
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