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Burthem J - - 2005
We report the results of a pilot study assessing the use of digital 'virtual slides' in haematological quality assessment. Conducted together with the UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme for General Haematology, the study involved 166 separate participants, using the format of a typical assessment exercise. The results revealed substantial ...
Lawson Richard - - 2005
Under the doctrine of 'Responsibility to Protect' the United Nations is steadily moving towards a position of being prepared to intervene militarily against states that are committing gross human rights abuses. Before the UN takes such a step, it should have in place statutory instruments to identify and bring non-violent ...
Ramachandra T V - - 2005
This paper with case studies discusses the valuation of ecosystems considering the direct, indirect and existence benefits. The economic valuation of wetlands helps to understand the constituent's functions and benefits and this exercise could act as a catalyst for wetland conservation. The services provided by these wetlands are innumerable and ...
Klein Kelly R - - 2005
Evidence suggests that regular disaster exercises have beneficial effects on subsequent mock and actual disaster responses. The purpose of this report is to describe a multiple hospital, bioterrorism exercise, evaluated by independent observers who used an evaluation template. The overall tabletop exercise design included participation from 23 Joint Commission Accreditation ...
Alexander Ashlin J - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Disaster planning is a core curriculum requirement for emergency medicine (EM) residency programs. Few comprehensive training opportunities in disaster planning incorporating the appropriate competencies have been reported. OBJECTIVES: To design, pilot, and evaluate a combination interactive Web-based disaster planning curriculum and real-time multidisciplinary full-scale disaster exercise. METHODS: Residents were ...
Burns Fiona R - - 2005
Australia, like other western nations, is facing the prospect that in the decades ahead the overall population will age dramatically. This article considers legal issues associated with the aged and intergenerationally transmitted debt. It will be argued that the present legal regulation of guarantees is a complex amalgam of case ...
Presciuttini Silvano - - 2006
Results from a collaborative exercise with proficiency testing conducted by 20 Italian laboratories on the 15 loci included in the Identifiler kit were analyzed by allele sharing methods and by standard population genetics tests. The validated database, including about 1500 subjects, was merged with that of a previous exercise conducted ...
Salas Antonio - - 2005
We report the results of the Spanish and Portuguese working group (GEP) of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG) Collaborative Exercise 2002-2003 on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis. Six different samples were submitted to the participating laboratories: four blood stains (M1-M2-M3-M4), one mixture blood sample (M5), and two hair shaft ...
Cross Hugh - - 2005
A team of experts in the field of reconstructive surgery for leprosy-affected people was identified. Using the Delphi method, an exercise was undertaken to ascertain whether a consensus on essential criteria and indicators for Tibialis Posterior Transfer (TPT) could be reached among the team. This paper describes the Delphi Exercise, ...
Kearns JoAnn W - - 2005
The authors' class structure incorporates individual meal and exercise planning in the group setting. This study was conducted to (1) determine if class participants can create their own meal and exercise plans, (2) determine if class participants feel they will be able to adhere to their meal and exercise plans, ...
Ker Jean - - 2005
There are concerns that pre-registration house officers (PRHOs) lack the expertise to initially manage acutely-ill patients. Simulation can support them in this role by providing a safe yet authentic setting. This paper shares PRHOs' views of a ward simulation exercise. The positive feedback has resulted in further development of the ...
Strauss Bernard S - - 2005
This essay is a response to a request from the Editor for a "historical reflection" relating to work on DNA repair from my laboratory. The writing has been an interesting exercise since it made me recall the people I have worked with and some of the things we found and ...
Cimino Cristiana - - 2005
The authors claim that projective identification in the process of analysis should be considered in a circumscribed manner and seen as a very specific type of communication between the patient and the analyst, characterised through a modality that is simultaneously active, unconscious and discrete. In other words, the patient actively, ...
Boyette Jennifer - - 2005
Classic instrument design does not always match the physical capacity of the musician, as instruments are often chosen because of the pleasing sound and not the ease of play. Devices that are commercially available to create a more ergonomic structure may not address the specific needs of a musician with ...
Thomas Tamara L - - 2005
No universally accepted methods for objective evaluation of the function of the Incident Command System (ICS) in disaster exercises currently exist. An ICS evaluation method for disaster simulations was derived and piloted. A comprehensive variable list for ICS function was created and four distinct ICS evaluation methods (quantitative and qualitative) ...
Giordano S - - 2005
Sport and physical activity is an area that remains relatively unexplored by contemporary bioethics. It is, however, an area in which important ethical issues arise. This paper explores the case of the participation of people with anorexia nervosa in exercise. Exercise is one of the central features of anorexia. The ...
Taylor Jean Lin - - 2005
In February 1999, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene initiated pandemic influenza planning for the state of Maryland. This process involved several major steps, including the development of the Maryland Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan, and culminated in a high-level tabletop exercise to test the plan in April 2004. ...
Roberts Laura Morgan - - 2005
Most feedback accentuates the negative. During formal employee evaluations, discussions invariably focus on "opportunities for improvement," even if the overall evaluation is laudatory. No wonder most executives--and their direct reports--dread them. Traditional, corrective feedback has its place, of course; every organization must filter out failing employees and ensure that everyone ...
Kilner Tim - - 2005
British police officers authorized to carry firearms may need to make judgments about the severity of injury of individuals or the relative priority of clinical need of a group of injured patients in tactical and non-tactical situations. Most of these officers receive little or no medical training beyond basic first ...
Levin Roger - - 2005
Leverage is a powerful tool that can make a tremendous difference in the satisfaction and lifetime production of most dentists. Dentists typically do not use leverage properly, and as a result, the entire burden of the practice constantly falls on their shoulders. It is difficult for dentists to practice dentistry ...
Ziliukas J - - 2005
One of the most effective means towards optimisation of radiation protection for patients undergoing radiodiagnostic examinations are the diagnostic reference levels. In order to ensure the effective use of these levels, they have to be set properly. National characteristics, such as the conditions of the radiological equipments, the training of ...
Di Lorenzo Nicola - - 2005
This experimental study aimed at evaluating the efficiency of robots in the learning of surgical techniques. We recruited 40 surgeons, divided them into 2 groups of 20, each of which used the robotic system. The first group consisted of experienced physicians, and the second group comprised physicians in training. Each ...
OzyemiƟci Ozden - - 2004
A 19-year-old male patient with a 7-year history of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) was admitted to our clinic. After completion of the laboratory and radiologic investigations, we prescribed an exercise program besides his medical therapy. After these exercises, he complained of painless dark urine sometimes with passage of clot that disappeared ...
Gaski John F - - 2004
Of all the determinants of mail survey response investigated, a dissertation as the purpose is one type of appeal not used in a covering letter. Two parallel field experiments involving populations of wholesale organizations (N=743 and 509) are reported in which such an appeal was tested. Lack of statistically significant ...
Rulli Francesco - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The present paper describes a training method with objective evaluation to enhance video-assisted surgical skills in subfascial endoscopic perforator veins surgery (SEPS). Training was scheduled during a 2-day intensive course. METHODS: Hands-on exercises were performed (i) on a simulator to assess whether specific training exercises were helpful in attainment ...
Al Maghlouth Adnan - - 2004
The objective of this study was to investigate qualitatively and quantitatively the bacterial aerosols before, during, and after clinical work sessions in different areas within a multichair dental clinic, an isolation clinic, the sterilization center, and the prosthetic laboratory in the College of Dentistry, King Saud University. Also, the contributions ...
Murray David J - - 2004
BACKGROUND: A recurring initiative in graduate education is to find more effective methods to assess specialists' skills. Life-sized simulators could be used to assess the more complex skills expected in specialty practice if a curriculum of relevant exercises were developed that could be simply and reliably scored. The purpose of ...
Haslip Dean S - - 2004
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has held its first-ever large-scale radiological exercise employing unsealed radioactive sources. The objective of the exercise was to validate NATO protocols on radiological sampling and surveying. However, the exercise also proved to be a valuable training opportunity and was highly instructive to all involved. ...
Pichini S - - 2004
The Istituto Superiore di Sanità of Rome, Italy, in cooperation with Institut Municipal d'Investigaciò Mèdica of Barcelona, Spain, set up an external quality control program (HAIRVEQ) to evaluate reliability in hair testing for drug abuse by laboratories from the Italian National Health Service. Samples included in the program were real ...
Lamont Sue - - 2004
An exercise to standardise glove use across three hospitals uncovered incorrect use of gloves in clinical practice. It also found that a wide range of gloves were being used for different purposes and procured at different costs. This paper explores the reasons and looks at strategies to streamline practice and ...
Madge S N - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To assess the current status of awareness and training of junior medical staff in the Wessex region in the event of a "conventional" major incident. METHODS: A telephone questionnaire of specialist registrars (SpRs) (or equivalent, for example, staff grade) in six core specialties was performed in all the 11 ...
Patrick Richard W - - 2004
Heart attacks may be a leading killer of emergency-service providers, but many of the contributing risk factors can be addressed through prudent lifestyle practices. Of all businesses and industries, emergency services generally have more knowledge, time and/or flexibility to exercise and actively participate in healthy lifestyles. Perhaps more emphasis should ...
Cruz Suárez Rodolfo - - 2004
The IAEA safety activities to support the assessment of occupational exposure due to intake of radionuclides through a comprehensive set of Safety Guides, Safety Reports and other documents will soon be completed. The future IAEA activities in this field will focus more on training and international intercomparisons. In recent years ...
Köhler M - - 2004
Analysis of 60Co traces in the matrix steel has recently gained in importance. This paper deals with the low-level gamma-ray spectrometry measurements that were part of a recent German survey aiming at determining the present levels of artificial radionuclides in commercial steel. Specific 60Co activities in the order of 10(-5) ...
Taekman Jeffrey M - - 2004
Training of health care research personnel is a critical component of quality assurance in clinical trials. Interactivity (such as simulation) is desirable compared with traditional methods of teaching. We hypothesized that the addition of an interactive simulation exercise to standard training methods would increase the confidence of study coordinators. A ...
Taylor Peter C - - 2004
AIM: External quality assurance programs (QAPs) provide an opportunity to benchmark laboratory performance according to the profile of specimens received. Participant confidentiality is maintained within each group of laboratories whose performance is measured using similar, repetitive exercises. Isolation and identification of Burkholderia cepacia from simulated cystic fibrosis (CF) sputa was ...
Cieza Alarcos A ICF Research Branch, WHO FIC Collaborating Center (DIMDI), IMBK, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, - - 2004
To report on the results of the consensus process integrating evidence from preliminary studies to develop the first version of a Comprehensive International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set and a Brief ICF Core Set for osteoporosis. A formal decision-making and consensus process integrating evidence gathered from ...
Stucki Armin A Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Bern, - - 2004
To report on the results of the consensus process integrating evidence from preliminary studies to develop the first version of the Comprehensive ICF Core Set and a Brief ICF Core Set for obstructive pulmonary diseases. A formal decision-making and consensus process integrating evidence gathered from preliminary studies was followed. Preliminary ...
Cieza Alarcos A ICF Research Branch, WHO FIC Collaborating Center (DIMDI), IMBK, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, - - 2004
To report on the results of the consensus process integrating evidence from preliminary studies to develop the first version of a Comprehensive ICF Core Set and a Brief ICF Core Set for depression. A formal decision-making and consensus process integrating evidence gathered from preliminary studies was followed. Preliminary studies included ...
Geyh Szilvia S ICF Research Branch, WHO FIC Collaborating Center (DIMDI), IMBK, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, - - 2004
To report on the results of the consensus process integrating evidence from preliminary studies to develop the first version of the Comprehensive ICF Core Set and the Brief ICF Core Set for stroke. A formal decision-making and consensus process integrating evidence gathered from preliminary studies was followed. Preliminary studies included ...
Patrick Richard W - - 2004
Preemption is another tool for promoting safe passage through intersections. It does not give the emergency services total right-of-way. Emergency vehicle operators must exercise due regard for the safety of everyone. Still, the use of traffic management systems, not speed, is the key component in response time when it comes ...
Zhu Jing - - 2004
In this paper, it is examined how neuroscience can help to understand the nature of volition by addressing the question whether volitions can be localized in the brain. Volitions, as acts of the will, are special mental events or activities by which an agent consciously and actively exercises her agency ...
Cabaret J - - 2004
Efficacy evaluation of anthelmintics is very important even in veterinary practice due to the existence of acquired resistance, poor quality of anthelmintics in several region of the world, and nedds for quarantine strategy prior introduction of new animals. Clearly, flock evaluation can be opposed to individually based evaluations. I propose ...
Curran Patrick J - - 2004
A key strength of latent curve analysis (LCA) is the ability to model individual variability in rates of change as a function of 1 or more explanatory variables. The measurement of time plays a critical role because the explanatory variables multiplicatively interact with time in the prediction of the repeated ...
Heinemann S - - 2004
After an outbreak of sternal surgical-site infections (SSSI) with Aspergillus flavus following cardiac surgery, a mycological survey of air and surfaces (41 and 149 samples, respectively) was performed throughout the surgical ward (SW) and in other areas of the hospital. Results showed massive contamination by A. flavus: more than 100 ...
Cullinan Geoffrey - - 2004
Deal making is glamorous; due diligence is not. That simple statement goes a long way toward explaining why so many companies have made so many acquisitions that have produced so little value. The momentum of a transaction is hard to resist once senior management has the target in its sights. ...
Sinha B - - 2004
Surya Namaskar (SN), a group of Yogic exercise consists of a set of twelve postures which is practiced by some of the yoga practitioners. The present study was undertaken to observe critically the energy cost and different cardiorespiratory changes during the practice of SN. Twenty-one male volunteers from the Indian ...
Stierlin Helm - - 2004
Welcome to a new series in which we invite distinguished psychiatrists from around the world to select the 12 books they have found valuable in shaping their ideas and influencing their clinical practice. I must be candid. I was totally won over to the intrinsic worth of doing such an ...
Banner Greg - - 2004
The State of Rhode Island conducted an exercise to obtain and dispense a large volume of emergency medical supplies in response to a mass casualty incident. The exercise was conducted in stages that included requesting supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile and distributing the supplies around the state. The lessons ...
Copeland Tom - - 2004
Each corporate growth project is an option, in the sense that managers face choices--push ahead or pull back--along the way. Yet many companies hesitate to apply options theory to initiatives such as R&D and geographic expansion, partly because these "real" options are highly complex. In this article, the authors make ...
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