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Schroepfer Tracy A - - 2009
PURPOSE: This study explored the role control plays in the dying process of terminally ill elders by investigating the aspects of the dying process over which they seek to exercise control, the strategies they use, and whether they desire to exercise more control. DESIGN AND METHODS: In-depth face-to-face interviews were ...
Bagatto Brian - - 2009
Zebrafish have become a model organism in many areas of research and are now being used with more frequency in the classroom to teach important biological concepts. The two guided inquiry exercises in this article are each aimed at a different level of instruction, but each can be modified to ...
Thompson Paul D - - 2009
We performed a systematic search for medical reports on the Boston Marathon, run annually since April 19, 1897 and studied medically since 1899. We identified 66 articles: 25 were related to cardiology; 10, exercise physiology; 8, metabolism; 5, neurology; 4, gastroenterology; 3, hematology; 3, several disciplines; and 8, nephrology, orthopedics, ...
Savoia Elena - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Legal preparedness is a critical component of comprehensive public health preparedness for public health emergencies. The scope of this study was to assess the usefulness of combining didactic sessions with a tabletop exercise as educational tools in legal preparedness, to assess the impact of the exercise on the participants' ...
Lenz Matthias - - 2009
The release of biohazardous agents could affect many people. Preparedness is crucial for adequate responses to accidental or deliberate release of biohazardous agents. It is believed that exercises based on simulated incident scenes are effective methods for the training of firefighters and biohazard response teams. Structured evaluations are important methods ...
Kramer Gary H - - 2009
Exercise Initial Thunder (ExIT-08) was the fourth in a series of four emergency response exercises sponsored by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI). It was designed to test the Canadian Federal, Provincial and Municipal response to a terrorist attack using radioactive materials. The complexity ...
Hare Todd A TA Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA. - - 2009
Every day, individuals make dozens of choices between an alternative with higher overall value and a more tempting but ultimately inferior option. Optimal decision-making requires self-control. We propose two hypotheses about the neurobiology of self-control: (i) Goal-directed decisions have their basis in a common value signal encoded in ventromedial prefrontal ...
Thiessen K M - - 2009
The Urban Remediation Working Group of the International Atomic Energy Agency's EMRAS (Environmental Modelling for Radiation Safety) program was organized to address issues of remediation assessment modelling for urban areas contaminated with dispersed radionuclides. The present paper describes the second of two modelling exercises. This exercise was based on a ...
Boesen Kevin P - - 2009
To create and implement improvisational exercises to improve first-year pharmacy students' communication skills. Twelve 1-hour improvisational sessions were developed and added to an existing/established patient communication course to improve 3 basic skills: listening, observing and responding. Standardized patient examinations were used to evaluate student communication skills, and course evaluations and ...
Ramirez Marizen - - 2009
Many schools throughout the United States are mandated to hold drills, or operational exercises, to prepare for fires, earthquakes, violence, and other emergencies. However, drills have not been assessed for their effectiveness in improving preparedness at schools. This mixed-methods study measures the quantity and the quality of drills in an ...
Carin-Levy Gail - - 2009
BACKGROUND: This study was set up to explore unexpected findings emergent from a randomized controlled trial of exercise versus relaxation post-stroke. PURPOSE: Stroke survivors' experiences of taking part in exercise and relaxation classes were explored. METHODS: In-depth, semi-structured interviews carried out with 14 community-dwelling stroke survivors in Edinburgh. The informants ...
Spicker Paul - - 2009
What does it mean to say that something is a 'priority'? Priority setting is used to balance competing claims for resources, but the nature of the exercise is ambiguous. The priorities which are claimed might be for time, resources, process, rights or service. The setting of priorities might refer to ...
Lockhart, Brian Roy
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Andrijasević Mirna - - 2009
The aim of this research is to examine university students' attitudes on recreational exercise. The sample included 473 students from the University of Zagreb. We analyzed the data by analysis of frequency and a statistical method called "Relation model of action". The results indicated that there were two general courses ...
Alter David - - 2009
The following abstracts are compiled from Check Sample exercises published in 2008. These peer-reviewed case studies assist laboratory professionals with continuing medical education and are developed in the areas of clinical chemistry, cytopathology, forensic pathology, hematology, microbiology, surgical pathology, and transfusion medicine. Abstracts for all exercises published in the program ...
Jabeen Akhter - - 2009
An intercomparison exercise for personal dosimetry service providers within Pakistan was conducted by the Health Physics Division of the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology. Participation in the exercise was on voluntary basis. The exercise was carried out to harmonize individual dose monitoring techniques for high energy photons in ...
Thompson Paul D - - 2009
We performed a systematic search for medical reports on the Boston Marathon, run annually since April 19, 1897 and studied medically since 1899. We identified 66 articles: 25 were related to cardiology; 10, exercise physiology; 8, metabolism; 5, neurology; 4, gastroenterology; 3, hematology; 3, several disciplines; and 8, nephrology, orthopedics, ...
Hayashi Takeshi - - 2009
In September 2008, an outbreak of aseptic meningitis caused by echovirus 30 occurred in Ota City, Gunma. Among the 26 people hospitalized, 17 were members of a high school baseball club. The attack rate within the club was as high as 40%. The other 9 patients were either their families ...
Patel Niyant V - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to develop and validate low-fidelity exercises for basic surgical skills training and assessment. METHODS: Five low-fidelity exercises were developed and administered to 40 participants. Participants were classified as novice or proficient based on level of training. Objective metrics were used for scoring. The ...
Ma Zhong - - 2009
We describe a laboratory exercise developed for a cell biology course for second-year undergraduate biology majors. It was designed to introduce undergraduates to the basic molecular biology techniques of Western blotting and immunodetection coupled with the technique of tissue printing in detecting the presence, relative abundance, and distribution of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate ...
Choi Tina Young - - 2009
This essay focuses on the ways in which works by Robert Chambers, Charles Darwin, and George Eliot encouraged readers to imagine the future as contingent. But where Chambers alludes to Charles Babbage's computational engine and the period's life insurance industry to hint at the role of contingency in natural history, ...
Cunningham John A - - 2009
This brief report describes the development and first year of use of an Internet-based screener for Cannabis users. Two versions of the Check Your Cannabis screener were compared, one linked to an already established harm reduction website for young Cannabis users (as an exercise called "Check how I compare with ...
Ferrer Rizaldy R - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requires healthcare organizations to demonstrate disaster preparedness through the use of disaster exercises, the evaluation of pediatric preparations is often lacking. Our investigation identified, described, and assessed pediatric victim involvement in healthcare organizations' disaster drills and exercises using data ...
Henrichs Bernadette M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) must acquire the skills to recognize and manage a variety of acute intraoperative emergencies. A simulation-based assessment provides a useful and efficient means to evaluate these skills. In this study, we evaluated and compared the performance of board-certified anesthesiologists and CRNAs managing ...
Lindhe Christina - - 2009
The aim of the study was to describe the subjective ratings of the course 'Training of the student's own voice and speech', from a student-centred perspective. A questionnaire was completed after each of the six individual sessions. Six speech and language pathology (SLP) students rated how they perceived the practical ...
Caputo Anthony Charles - - 2009
This article discusses the issues of morbidity and mortality associated with deep sedation and general anesthesia specifically in the dental office-based setting for patients with special needs (PSN). A focused review of a particular environment and patient population was challenging as it was difficult to identify articles that discuss the ...
Rogers Ian R - - 2009
Exercise-associated hyponatremia is hyponatremia occurring during or up to 24 hours after prolonged exertion. In its more severe form, it manifests as cerebral and pulmonary edema. There have now been multiple reports of its occurring in a wilderness setting. It can now be considered the most important medical problem of ...
High Erika H - - 2010
Health educators are frequently called on to facilitate community preparedness planning. One planning tool is community-wide tabletop exercises. Tabletop exercises can improve the preparedness of public health system agencies to address disaster by bringing together individuals representing organizations with different roles and perspectives in specific disasters. Thus, they have the ...
Dolman Sarah J - - 2009
This article reviews the types and effectiveness of marine mammal mitigation measures used during some naval activities worldwide. The three main standard methods used to mitigate the potential impacts of naval sonar sound on marine mammals are (1) time/area planning (of exercises/active sonar use) to avoid marine mammals; (2) implementation ...
Seet R C-S - - 2009
AIM: To examine the readiness of our hospital for the potential pandemic threat of avian influenza, we developed and implemented simulation case scenarios in our hospital. METHODS: Two volunteers, who assumed the identity of 'actual' patients, were trained to simulate acute respiratory symptoms following a visit to an avian influenza-affected ...
Westergaard J M - - 2008
Simulation exercises are considered a very valuable tool for testing contingency plans established for the control and eradication of rapid spreading animal diseases such as foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever and avian influenza. An inter-Nordic simulation exercise was conducted in 2005 with the objective of testing the national ...
McCourt A - - 2008
Exercise Triple Serpent, the Surgeon General's biennia clinical conference, was held on 24-26 June 08. Several areas of DMS activity were covered during the course of the conference ranging from operations, through research and clinical development to the forthcoming DMS structural change. This paper provides a commentary on the principle ...
Moore Phil - - 2008
A 14 session, structured, mindfulness skills group utilizing short (10 min) practices was undertaken by clinical psychologists in training as a voluntary lunchtime activity. The present study was a preliminary investigation into whether a short course of brief mindfulness exercises could facilitate the development of personal understandings of mindfulness without ...
Phin N F - - 2009
There is limited experience of both operational and financial impacts that adoption of UK pandemic influenza infection control guidance will have on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), patients and staff. We attempted to assess these issues from a live exercise in a hospital in north-west England. During this ...
Tännsjö T - - 2008
There exists a derived negative right to procreative freedom, including a right to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and to the exercise of selective techniques such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis. This is an extensive freedom, including not only the right to the exercise of a responsible parenthood, but also, in rare ...
Bhadkambekar C A - - 2008
Zinc as a marker element in the viscera of suspected metal phosphide poisoning has been studied during the present work. Neutron activation analysis (NAA) has been employed to detect and quantify the concentration of zinc in the viscera/stomach portion. The methodology has been developed on simulated and real life viscera ...
Dimichele D - - 2009
The North American Immune Tolerance Registry (NAITR) began in 1992 as a project of the ISTH Factor VIII/IX Subcommittee with the goal of further determining immune tolerance induction (ITI) practices in Canada and the United States. This retrospective registry study, published in 2002, was limited in its capacity to provide ...
Sowden Sarah L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Exercise referral schemes are widespread across England. National guidance emphasises the need to engage groups that are disadvantaged. AIM: To examine the influence of socioeconomic deprivation on referral to, and use of, exercise referral schemes. DESIGN OF STUDY: Cross-sectional analysis of patients referred by general practices to exercise referral ...
Stevenson Giles - - 2008
We radiologists are free to choose DCBE or CTC when patients are referred to us for colonic examination. The studies reported during 2007 have confirmed that CTC is more accurate, preferred by patients, with a shorter room time, fewer complications, lower radiation exposure, and reveals therapeutically significant extracolonic lesions in ...
Henry Steven L - - 2008
Postoperative splinting is common after carpal tunnel release, despite a lack of scientific evidence supporting its value. The purpose of this study was to characterize postoperative splinting regimens among hand surgeons and to identify trends in splint use after this procedure. Questionnaires were mailed to members of the American Society ...
Guest, Peter S.
This report describes preliminary results from the BANGEX 5 field exercise which occurred at the China Lake Test Range JCIF facility 3 - 5 June, 2008. The goal of this research is to improve our forces ability to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from aircraft. Considerable progress has been made ...
Anthony Brandon P - - 2008
The importance of biodiversity as natural capital for economic development and sustaining human welfare is well documented. Nevertheless, resource degradation rates and persistent deterioration of human welfare in developing countries is increasingly worrisome. Developing effective monitoring and evaluation schemes and measuring biodiversity loss continue to pose unique challenges, particularly when ...
Shakhashiro A - - 2009
Fallout radionuclides (FRNs) such as (210)Pb and (137)Cs have been widely used to assess soil erosion and sedimentation processes. It is of major importance to obtain accurate analytical results of FRNs by gamma analysis before any data treatment through conversion model and to allow subsequent comparison of erosion and sedimentation ...
Lafargue Gilles - - 2009
Contemporary experimental research has emphasised the role of centrally generated signals arising from premotor areas in voluntary muscular force perception. It is therefore generally accepted that judgements of force are based on a central sense, known as the sense of effort, rather than on a sense of intra-muscular tension. Interestingly, ...
De Smet Patrick - - 2008
Although the examination of bullet and primer striae patterns is still a very important task in forensic ballistics, a fundamental explanation or theoretical model for reasoning about the (ir)reproducibility of the observed marks is still non-existing. More specifically, it is still unclear which ammunition production or firing condition parameters may ...
Claudius Ilene - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Medical errors are known to occur even in a controlled setting with adequate resources. The few studies on mass-casualty events and disaster exercises suggest errors may be amplified in these situations. We hypothesized that both the documentation and medical care provided during a pediatric disaster drill would be substandard ...
Durec Frantisek - - 2008
This paper reports the results obtained during an intercomparison exercise for the determination of radionuclides in a sediment sample collected from the bank of the Dudvah River. The intercomparison exercise was performed in the context of the programme "Harmonisation of techniques and methodologies for measuring radioactivity in the environment" with ...
Franc-Law Jeffrey M - - 2008
Although most hospitals have an emergency department disaster plan, most never have been implemented in a true disaster or been tested objectively. Computer simulation may be a useful tool to predict emergency department patient flow during a disaster. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of a ...
Cicero Mark X - - 2008
Natural and man-made disasters are unpredictable but certainly will include children as victims. Increasingly, knowledge of pediatric disaster preparedness is required of emergency and primary care practitioners. A complete pediatric disaster plan comprises the following elements: appropriate personnel and equipment, disaster- and venue-specific training, and family preparedness. Disaster preparedness exercises ...
Franc-Law Jeffrey M - - 2008
Currently, there is no widely available method to evaluate an emergency department disaster plan. Creation of a standardized patient database and the use of a virtual, live exercise may lead to a standardized and reproducible method that can be used to evaluate a disaster plan. A virtual, live exercise was ...
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