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DeOtte Robert E RE - - 2007
Agrosecurity has become a major concern for livestock operations. This paper reviews post 11 September 2001, American planning activities and offers commentary on issues related to these plans. A critical issue is the need for as many people as possible to be aware of plans and preparations already completed and ...
Mounce Rich - - 2007
In the most general terms, having the right instruments is secondary to the clinician using these instruments properly. Having the right tools in the right hands can make a huge difference in providing excellent results more efficiently. The organization of files that are to be used and how these files ...
Chew Felix S - - 2007
The educational objectives for this self-assessment module on safe MR practices are for the participant to exercise, self-assess, and improve his or her knowledge of hazards to patients, medical personnel, and others in the MR scanner environment, and to exercise, self-assess, and improve his or her knowledge of safe practices ...
Benos Dale J - - 2007
This article traces the history of peer review of scientific publications, plotting the development of the process from its inception to its present-day application. We discuss the merits of peer review and its weaknesses, both perceived and real, as well as the practicalities of several major proposed changes to the ...
Horne Stefanie K - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the patterns of use of intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN)-monitoring devices during thyroid surgery by otolaryngologists in the United States. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to 1685 randomly selected otolaryngologists, representing approximately half of all otolaryngologists currently practicing in the United States. Topics covered included training history ...
Naccarella Lucio - - 2007
Internationally, evaluation capacity-building activities have mushroomed as demands have increased for government-funded programs to demonstrate that they are effective and efficient. Despite this, there is a lack of clarity in the way in which evaluation capacity-building is defined and conceptualized. The current paper presents a case study of a national ...
Kramer Gary H - - 2007
Exercise Maritime Response was the third in a series of four emergency response exercises sponsored by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Research and Technology Initiative. It was designed to test the Canadian Federal, Provincial and Municipal response to a terrorist attack using radioactive materials. The complexity of this exercise ...
Clay A S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: This article illustrates the creation of a specialty specific portfolio that can be used by several different residency programs to document resident competence during a given rotation. METHODS: Three different disciplines (anesthesiology, surgery and medicine) worked together to create a critical care medicine portfolio. We began by reviewing the ...
Otwombe Kennedy N - - 2007
Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) data from the registered sites in Kenya have been fraught with challenges, leading to insufficient statistics in the national office for planning purposes. An exercise was carried out to determine the barriers to the flow of data in VCT sites in Kenya. A record-based survey ...
Mathie R T - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A base for targeted research development in dental homeopathy can be founded on systematic collection and analysis of relevant data obtained by dentists in clinical practice. With these longer-term aims in mind, we conducted a pilot data collection study, in which 14 homeopathic dentists collected clinical and ...
Chew S F - - 2007
An immunohistochemistry (IH) quality control exercise was conducted as part of the 14th International HLA (human leukocyte antigen) and Immunogenetics Workshop (IHIWS) HLA Expression and Cancer component. Six laboratories participated and the exercises involved performing IH using three monoclonal antibodies (HC-10, beta2m and SI00) on three sequential paraffin-embedded melanoma sections ...
Steward Duane - - 2007
The threat of pandemic disaster has motivated many collaborative exercises for the purpose of preparation and evaluation. The nature of these exercises depends upon the status of pre-existing expectations for system behavior and the aims of the exercise stakeholders. The contents of this article argue that these exercises may be ...
Coppieters Michel W - - 2008
Despite the high prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome, the quality of clinical practice guidelines is poor and non-invasive treatment modalities are often poorly documented. The aim of this cadaveric biomechanical study was to measure longitudinal excursion and strain in the median and ulnar nerve at the ...
Milkins Clare - - 2007
The two main sources of data for assessment of performance and practice are external quality assessment (EQA) and haemovigilance. In the UK both have their limitations, but are broadly representative of UK-wide clinical practice. Data from the Serious Hazards of Transfusion scheme (SHOT), show that approximately 30% of errors occur ...
Hendry P O - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Colonoscopy is regarded as the most sensitive method of evaluating the colon. Inadequate preparation reduces sensitivity and has adverse implications for individual patients and the Heath Service. METHOD: Data concerning the adequacy of bowel preparation and colonoscopy completion rates were prospectively collected on all colonoscopies performed in a single ...
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Communicating in a clear manner with local agencies during a disaster is critical to making sure your department gets what it wants, when it wants it. Here are some tips to ensure smoother communication: * Tell the agency exactly what you need for the short term - for example, six ...
Bethune Cheri - - 2007
Qualitative exploration of the experience of family practice residents in using semistructured case-based reflection exercises as a learning medium. Qualitative study using in-depth interviews. Memorial University's Family Medicine Residency Program in St John's, Newfoundland. Graduates of the residency program who had taken part ina pilot project that involved completion of ...
Palmer K T KT MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, UK. - - 2007
The optimum classification of upper limb disorders (ULDs) remains a cause of debate. Recent efforts to address the issue have focused on translating the consensus criteria of experts into workable protocols for use in field epidemiology. This paper describes the development and assessment of one such protocol, the Southampton Examination ...
Utley Martin - - 2007
A consensus process has been developed to assist the UK National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death in identifying questions to be addressed in its studies. The process utilises the knowledge and experience of a panel of experts via a facilitated brainstorming exercise and employs a robust voting system ...
Delooz Herman - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: As part of the I SEE (Interactive Simulation Exercise for Emergencies) project, financially supported by the Leonardo da Vinci Programme 2000-2006 of the European Commission, a study was planned to assess the type of disaster and to establish the tasks to be included in an emergency exercise to be ...
Stergachis Andy - - 2007
PURPOSE: The effectiveness of a point of dispensing (POD) used in a mass dispensing exercise was evaluated. METHODS: Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC), in conjunction with the University of Washington, conducted a functional exercise of mass dispensing plans to test the effectiveness of a POD. Specifically, the organization and ...
Müller Michael P - - 2007
The incidence of human errors in the field of medicine is high. Two strategies to increase patient safety are simulator training and crew resource management (CRM) seminars, psychological courses on human performance and error management. AIM: To establish a CRM course combining psychological training on human error with simulator training. ...
Pieper Bettina - - 2007
Management of victims in a 'dirty bomb' incident requires communication between the physicians directly involved and experts in radiation medicine. Telemedicine is an excellent tool to support doctors--who may not have specific training in radiation medicine--in handling radiation casualties. We have successfully used telemedicine in an exercise of the Federal ...
Burns Kelly - - 2007
A thorough analysis of the question of whether we possess "free will" requires that we take into account the process of exercising that will: that is, the neural mechanisms of decision making. Much of what we know about these mechanisms indicates that decision making is greatly influenced by implicit processes ...
Ives Jeffrey C - - 2007
This article describes the current outlook for professional practice for graduates majoring in exercise science. A review of professional and experimental literature reveals that graduates of undergraduate programmes in exercise science are not as prepared as they should be in order to provide professional and comprehensive advice on exercise and ...
Perez M - - 2007
The aim of this work was to develop an experimental set-up and realistic paradigms to study the effect of delay on video flux transmission and surgical performance. Four exercises were performed by 15 surgeons with 5 different simulated transmission delays. Large standard deviation of the duration of an exercise was ...
Herbert William G - - 2007
Recent American Heart Association/American College of Sports Medicine (AHA/ACSM) guidelines advocate preparticipation screening, planning, and rehearsal for emergencies and automated external defibrillators in all health/fitness facilities. The authors evaluated adherence to these recommendations at 158 recreational service departments in major US universities (51% response rate for 313 institutions queried). Many ...
Cruz Suárez R - - 2007
Within its occupational radiation protection programme, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) initiated and funded an international intercomparison exercise of personal dosemeters to determine the quantity personal dose equivalent in mixed neutron-photon radiation. The objectives of the intercomparison are to assess the capabilities of the dosimetry services in measuring the ...
Balch David - - 2007
The 2005 'Last Chance Bravo' bioterrorism exercise provided a forum for testing advanced technologies in a simulated disaster. The four-day exercise included a 2-day simulated pneumonic plague outbreak, with 50 participants from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, 20 participants from various hospital organizations and approximately 150 participants ...
Bender James E M - - 2007
Designing exercises to ensure NIMS compliance is a difficult task that can be rewarding if the exercises perform an educational function as well, by identifying problems, changing the emergency management plan to correct the problems, and educating employees on those changes. The author, an experienced disaster coordinator, also warns about ...
Yamamoto H - - 2007
Several intercomparison exercises were organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the determination of operational quantities at the regional or interregional basis. In East Asia region, a third phase of the intercomparison finished in mid 2004. It was organised within the frame of the Regional Cooperation Agreement (RCA) ...
Hurtgen C - - 2007
As part of the EU Fifth Framework Programme IDEAS project 'General Guidelines for the Evaluation of Incorporation Monitoring Data', and in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency, a new intercomparison exercise for the assessment of doses from intakes of radionuclides was organised. Several cases were selected, to cover a ...
Madan Atul K - - 2007
Inanimate and virtual reality box training help in developing basic laparoscopic skills. The lack of tactile feedback and lack of reality may be a detriment when training with virtual reality trainers. This study examined the hypothesis that there is no difference in laparoscopic skills acquisition when virtual reality trainers are ...
Nico Keilman - - 2007
Compared to population forecasts of other European countries, those made in the United Kingdom during the past 30 years had somewhat larger forecast errors for fertility and smaller errors for mortality. Migration forecasts in the UK were about as accurate as the European average. After controlling for various effects such ...
Doerfel H - - 2007
An Internet based intercomparison exercise on assessment of occupational exposure due to intakes of radionuclides has been performed to check the applicability of the 'General Guidelines for the Assessment of Internal Dose from Monitoring Data' developed by the IDEAS group. There were six intake cases presented on the Internet and ...
Eley John G - - 2006
To evaluate the competency of second-year pharmacy students to compound capsules from a prescription 12 months after completing a compounding course. Students who completed the compounding course were given the same prescription they had been given 12 months earlier to compound metoprolol capsules. No warning of the second exercise was ...
Lundberg Patric - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The cause of increased schizophrenia rates among immigrants in Europe is unknown. This study explores psychotic features in persons aspiring and actively planning to emigrate, prior to their potential emigration. METHOD: Potential future emigrants and controls in Kampala (Uganda) were screened for delusional ideation and manic symptoms, using the ...
Byrd J W Thomas - - 2006
Successful outcomes of hip arthroscopy are most clearly dependent on selecting appropriate patients. The indications are numerous and continue to evolve. These indications are summarized in this report. The anatomic architecture of the hip region imposes unique challenges to performing this procedure. As a surgeon's experience evolves, so will his ...
Miah Andy - - 2006
This article explores the arguments surrounding the use of human enhancement technologies in sport, arguing for a reconceptualization of the doping debate. First, it develops an overview and critique of the legislative structures on enhancement. Subsequently, a conceptual framework for understanding the role of technological effects in sport is advanced. ...
Krans Jacob - - 2006
In this article, we detail how to produce two inexpensive micromanipulators that offer high precision (approximately 25 microm) along a single axis of movement. The more expensive of the designs provides improved versatility along multiple axes. Both manipulators offer substantial savings over commercially available micromanipulators with comparable capabilities. Plans and ...
Sim Kwang Mong - - 2006
Although the management of resources is essential for realizing a computational grid, providing an efficient resource allocation mechanism is a complex undertaking. Since Grid providers and consumers may be independent bodies, negotiation among them is necessary. The contribution of this paper is showing that market-driven agents (MDAs) are appropriate tools ...
An Bo - - 2006
While there are several existing mechanisms and systems addressing the crucial and difficult issues of automated one-to-many negotiation, this paper develops a flexible one-to-many negotiation mechanism for software agents. Unlike the existing general one-to-many negotiation mechanism, in which an agent should wait until it has received proposals from all its ...
Tucker Ross - - 2006
We appreciate the interesting comments and insight provided in response to our article. "The rate of heat storage mediates an anticipatory reduction in exercise intensity during cycling at a fixed rating of perceived exertion." (Tucker et al. 2006). We find the comments to be very insightful and in feel that ...
Sugiono Marto - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To assess the predictive validity (ability to correlate to real-life environment) and efficacy of a training programme for laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), based on a structured and progressive pelvitrainer component with hands-on clinical training in the operating room (OR). METHODS: Prospective data on 500 LRP cases were analysed with ...
Shoup David - - 2006
An osteopathic approach to the performing artist is a complete approach. It involves spending adequate time with the performing artist to obtain a complete history and evaluation. It requires attention to the performer's lifestyle, practice habits, exercise routine, nutrition, stress level, and coexisting medical problems. Because an injury to a ...
Perry David J - - 2006
Molecular genetic analysis of families with haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders is now a common laboratory investigation. In contrast to phenotypic testing in which strict quality control is adhered to, in haemophilia molecular genetic testing there has been a lack of any external quality assurance schemes. In 1998 the ...
Bartoli C - - 2006
In France the status of the court expert has undergone a significant change with the adoption of statute no. 2004-130 of 11 February 2004 and its implementing regulations no. 2004-1463 of 23 December 2004. This article looks at the two most outstanding aspects of this change in status: (i) the ...
Woollard Malcolm - - 2006
AIM: To determine the optimal refresher training interval for lay volunteer responders in the English National Defibrillator Programme who had previously undertaken a conventional 4-h initial class and a first refresher class at 6 months. METHODS: Subjects were randomised to receive either two additional refresher classes at intervals of 7 ...
Nataraja R M - - 2006
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a training programme involving an assessment exercise performed on a laparoscopic trainer model leads to an improvement in the acquisition of laparoscopic skills in surgical trainees. Subjects were recruited from a cross-section of surgical trainees at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, ...
Hassett James M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: This project was designed to determine the growth of interpersonal skills during the first year of a surgical residency. METHODS: All categorical surgical residents were given a clinical skills examination of abdominal pain using standardized patients during their orientation (T1). The categorical residents were retested after 11 months (T2). ...
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