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Cannatà Vittorio - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A new 99mTc national standard has been developed at the Italian National Metrology Institute for Ionizing Radiation quantities of ENEA (ENEA-INMRI). METHODS: The stock radioactive solution was prepared at the Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù (OPBG) and standardized at the ENEA-INMRI by using the 4pigamma absolute measurement method. The new ...
Mihok Steve - - 2007
Experiments were conducted to adapt the cloth Nzi trap to a format suitable for fixed applications in biting fly sampling or control. Catches of tabanids [Tabanus L., Chrysops (Meigen), and Hybomitra Enderlein], and stable flies [Stomoxys calcitrans (L.)] in painted plywood traps were compared with those in standard phthalogen blue ...
Brooks Zoe - - 2007
What do we need to do to improve Lab QC practice? Maybe it is time to take a lesson from the folks with horse sense. Recognize there is a problem. Look closely and critically at QC processes. Help each other improve by benchmarking performance against performance standards and sharing best ...
Benrimoj Shalom Charlie I - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to develop and test standards of practice for handling non-prescription medicines. METHOD: In consultation with pharmacy registering authorities, key professional and consumer groups and selected community pharmacists, standards of practice were developed in the areas of Resource Management; Professional Practice; Pharmacy Design and ...
Aman Michael G - - 2007
We developed eight heavily illustrated booklets covering patients' rights and responsibilities, antiepileptic medicines, and most psychotropic medicines. The language level was very basic but covered a wide range of information. We distributed free copies of the booklets, together with standardized questionnaires, to consumers with and without intellectual disabilities or other ...
Peacock, Ross
Forest certification is emerging internationally as the main tool to assess whether forests and plantations are being managed sustainably in developed countries, or to assess progress towards sustainability in developing countries. Certification provides users of forest products with a statement of how the forest is managed relative to a benchmark ...
Brushwood David B - - 2007
The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has ruled that a jury considering charges of drug trafficking against a pain management physician should be instructed that the defendant's good faith is a defense to the charges. The court rejected a subjective standard of good faith, and instead ...
Kairuz Therése Eileen - - 2007
Suitable dosage forms are not always available for specific patient populations and must be extemporaneously compounded. Extemporaneous preparation is the manipulation of drugs and excipients for a particular patient using traditional compounding techniques; these are referred to as 'off-label' and 'unlicensed' medicines. Off-label use can include altered doses, dosage forms ...
Maple Terry L - - 2007
Although the accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums have all committed to enhancing the welfare of nonhuman animals, acceptable standards and best practices are still under debate. Currently, experts from zoos and the field hold widely divergent opinions about exhibition and management standards for elephants. Standards and ...
Herbert David L - - 2007
Numerous concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries occur each year during athletic participation by a variety of athletes not only in the United States but around the globe. A variety of standards-type statements have been developed by various athletic and sports medicine groups that can be used to improve and standardize the ...
Ashford Paul - - 2007
The publication of new standards for terminology and labeling marks an important step in ensuring consistency and traceability of cellular therapies at the global level. However, it is only with the widespread implementation of the standard that the benefits can be truly realized. This paper provides guidance on the practical ...
Jamtvedt Gro - - 2006
Many people advocate audit and feedback as a strategy for improving professional practice. The main results of an update of a Cochrane review on the effects of audit and feedback are reported. The Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group's register up to January 2004 was searched. Randomised trials ...
Schmid Erwin - - 2007
The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was fundamentally reformed in 2003. From 2005, farmers will receive decoupled income support payments instead of production premiums if basic standards for environment, food safety, animal health and welfare are met. Farmers are likely to adjust production and management practices to the new policy framework. ...
Stadt J John - - 2006
A conceptual model of sustainable forest management is described based on three connected and necessary components: Policy/Strategic Planning, Operational Planning, and Effectiveness Monitoring/Science. Alberta's proposed Forest Management Planning Standard is described as an example of operational planning. The standard utilizes coarse and fine filter approaches to conserving biodiversity and sets ...
Kagan A Robert - - 2006
The management of patients with cancer teaches us the worth of logical thought, the advantage of flexibility of thinking and the thrill of occasionally doubting the experts. Asking questions and learning from the answers teaches us how to think. On the other hand, searching for the single best treatment, when ...
Brealey S - - 2006
AIM: To determine the accuracy of radiographers red dot or triage of accident and emergency (A&E) radiographs in clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible studies assessed radiographers red dot or triage of A&E radiographs in clinical practice compared with a reference standard and provided accuracy data to construct 2 x ...
O'Gorman Clodagh Sheila - - 2007
To evaluate the quality of paediatric audits from 1966 to 1999. A Medline search was performed using the MeSH terms audit, child, paediatric (and pediatric). Predefined core elements of audit were used as inclusion criteria for entry of an article into this study. These criteria were as follows: (1) an ...
Choi I S - - 2006
with the working group composed of: S. Bracard, J. Byrne, L. Feng, O. Flodmark, A. Goulao, M. Leonardi, M. Mawad, J. Mishra, J. Moret, M. Negoro, R. Piske, B. Richling, G. Rodesch, J. Ruscalleda, K. terBrugge, A.Valavanis.
Stup R E - - 2006
The objectives were to identify relationships between human resource management (HRM) practices used by dairy farm businesses and the productivity and profitability of the dairies. Explanatory variables were the following practices: training, job descriptions, standard operating procedures, milk quality incentives, and the employment of Spanish-speaking employees. The dependent variables were ...
Cooper Bradley J - - 2006
The use of case management has been increasing within Australia. The Case Management Society of Australia was established in 1996 to promote the developing case management profession and the viability of the service model in coordinating care and resources for clients with complex needs. In an effort to unify the ...
Hildebrand Claudia - - 2006
The experience gained in these last years and the several lesson learned have clearly shown that eHealth is more than just a simple change from paper records to electronic records. It necessitates a change of paradigms, on the one hand and the use of new technologies and introduction of new ...
Lee Nam-Ju - - 2006
This preliminary study toward the development of a Mobile Decision Support System for Advanced Practice Nursing (MODS-APN) for the management of obesity compared APN students' current electronic clinical log (CL-APN) documentation to an obesity clinical practice guideline (CPG) and examined the extent to which concepts related to the screening and ...
St George Ian M - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Solo and nonurban practice, nonmembership of a professional group, and aging are all associated with underperformance and may be indicators of professional isolation. Although it may lead to underperformance in physicians, there are no clear measures to assess professional isolation. METHODS: By mailed questionnaire, experienced performance assessors were asked ...
Fujino Masayuki A - - 2006
Since 1994, following the leading efforts by the European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Organisation Mondiale d'Endoscopie Digestive (OMED) has succeeded in compiling minimal number of terms required for computer generation of digestive endoscopy reports nicknamed MST (Minimal Standard Terminology). Though with some insufficiencies, and though developed only for digestive endoscopy, ...
Przyboś Ewa - - 2006
A fragment ofhistone H4 gene (160 bp long) was sequenced in the standard strains of P. primaurelia (DQ067620), P. biaurelia (DQ067621), P. tetraurelia (DQ067622), P. pentaurelia (DQ067623), P. septaurelia (DQ067624), P. octaurelia (DQ067625), P. decaurelia (DQ067626), P. undecaurelia (DQ067627), P. dodecaurelia (DQ067628), P. tredecaurelia (DQ067629), and P. quadecaurelia (DQ067630). The ...
Riddell Sylvia Ruth - - 2006
The Weight Management Code of Practice Australia provides a framework for the diversity of players in the weight management industry. In the current worldwide epidemic of overweight and obesity, the potential for the industry to 'do the right thing', comply with the Weight Management Code of Practice Australia, and assist ...
Tatarenko Alina - - 2006
Extensive CoE-EU cooperation ensures coherence and complementarities between the principles of the CoE guides which can be regarded as recommendations on best practice, and the technical requirements of the EU directives which set out legally binding requirements. This means that the same standards now exist throughout European continent. Having a ...
Potočnik, Igor
Forest road network in the Tokyo University Forest in Hokkaido plays an important role in selling low price trees, and has a key role in intensive forest management. Forest road network also contributes to water conservation and biodiversity. Experience shows that when a road is constructed along the contour line, ...
Lim M - - 2006
Naso-endoscopes are important tools in the everyday practice of otolaryngology. However, cleaning methods have not yet been standardized. The aims of this article are to assess the degree of variation in practice both within and outside the UK, and to propose explanations why standard national and international guidelines have not ...
Uga Valeria - - 2006
Music in dreams is rarely reported in scientific literature, while the presence of musical themes in dreams of famous musicians is anecdotally reported. We did a systematic investigation to evaluate whether the occurrence of musical dreams could be related to musical competence and practice, and to explore specific features of ...
Arford Patricia H - - 2005
Magnet hospitals must show evidence of professional practice models. A professional practice organizational environment is necessary, but not sufficient, to create professional practice models. The authors analyze the relationship between a professional practice environment and a professional practice and explore organizational commitments required to ensure professional practice at the unit ...
Howe Rufus - - 2005
Developing standardized performance measurements for case management (CM) has become the holy grail of the field. The Council for Case Management Accountability (CCMA), a leadership committee of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), has been grappling with the concept since early 2003. This article lays out a theoretical framework ...
Hickey Gordon M - - 2005
The concept of sustainable forest management (SFM) requires forest resource managers to monitor and collect information pertaining to their environmental, economic and social impact. There are increasing expectations from a variety of publics (government, customers, and other stakeholders) that forests be demonstrably well-managed, creating incentives for forest managers to design ...
Shaw Kirstyn - - 2005
The aim of revalidation is to reassure the public that doctors are up to date and fit to practise. The Royal College of Physicians has developed various programmes of work, both ongoing and under development, in support of revalidation. The purpose of this work is to provide guidance for doctors ...
Cotter Gregory W - - 2005
The American College of Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation Program (ACRO PAP) is a process by which a medical practice is evaluated through an in depth external review to ascertain whether or not key components of the practice comply with existing regulations, rules, laws, practice guidelines and professional practice standards. In ...
Scalise Dagmara - - 2005
Realizing at last that supply chain management can produce efficiencies and save costs, hospitals are beginning to adopt practices from other industries, such as the concept of extended supply chains, to improve product flow. They're also investing in enterprise planning resource software, radio frequency identification and other technologies, using quality ...
Stark Margaret M - - 2005
Large numbers of substance misusers are seen in police custody. Their management remains a significant part of a forensic physician's workload. Substance misuse, including alcohol, is a factor in a substantial number of deaths in custody. Guidelines have been produced on the acceptable minimum standards for assessment and treatment. The ...
Ellena Katherine R - - 2005
The introduction of a treaty between Australia and New Zealand to regulate complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) has revived the age-old debate between advocates of conventional medicine and those of CAM, particularly with regard to the standards of regulation that should be applied. Currently, the systems for regulating CAM products ...
Ryan Dermot - - 2005
: Evidence suggests that the UK primary care management of people with allergic rhinitis is sub-optimal. Common deficiencies are thought to include under-diagnosis, mis-diagnosis and sub-optimal treatment. : We sought to assess GPs' understanding and perspectives on key issues in the management of allergic rhinitis, comparing these with recommendations contained ...
Wong Carson - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are a variety of options for the management of symptomatic calculi in caliceal diverticula, each with utility in particular situations. Herein, we describe a laparoscopy-assisted transperitoneal percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) technique to address the unusual combination of an anterior caliceal diverticulum together with multiple branched calculi having ...
Challenor Rachel - - 2005
The first national audit of the management of Chlamydia trachomatis was undertaken by non-consultant career grade doctors working in genitourinary (GU) medicine clinics in the UK. During the audit period of January--March 2004, 1670 data collection forms were completed (from 830 men and 840 women with chlamydia). In all, 99% ...
Gregg Robert E - - 2005
In the first of three articles (MPM2005; Vol. 20#5: 229-232), the author reviewed the broad concept of performance evaluation, defined the term validity in the evaluation process as a standard derived from court decisions, and detailed objective criteria that managers should follow in rating employees. This second article stresses the ...
Chung Shan Shan - - 2005
For decades, industry has been the main source of pollution in China. Determined to make changes, the mainland Chinese authorities have decided to promote mechanisms that incorporate environmental concerns into the internal management of enterprises. This is manifested in the rapid adoption of the ISO14000 standards, including a significant increase ...
McLean Robert A - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To contrast pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies' measured profitability by using two accounting standards. The first accounting standard is that which, under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), PBMs are currently allowed to employ. The second accounting standard, seemingly more congruent with the PBM business model, treats the PBM as ...
Kronzon Itzhak - - 2005
A probe assembly for simultaneous transesophageal echocardiography and transesophageal cardioversion has been developed. This probe allows cardioversion with the delivery of much lower energy than the standard external approach. Details of the probe construction and its use are described, as is the prospect for future practice. The use of a ...
Fiscella Kevin - - 2005
Little is known about how jails manage opiate withdrawal among arrestees and inmates. We conducted a national survey of 500 jails in the United States. We specifically asked about assessment and management opiate dependency among arrestees and use of standardized protocols. Among the 245 jails that responded, more than half ...
Pike Kathleen M - - 2005
Standardized assessment of anorexia nervosa (AN) is essential in research and can dramatically enhance clinical practice as well. This article highlights conceptual and practical considerations pertaining to the establishment and administration of an assessment battery for AN. Commonly utilized assessment measures are described briefly, and recommendations for advancing assessment of ...
Saper Robert B - - 2004
CONTEXT: Lead, mercury, and arsenic intoxication have been associated with the use of Ayurvedic herbal medicine product (HMPs). OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and concentration of heavy metals in Ayurvedic HMPs manufactured in South Asia and sold in Boston-area stores and to compare estimated daily metal ingestion with regulatory standards. ...
Dogramaci Mahmut - - 2004
Two watermelon pest management practices, a squash trap crop and a standard recommendation using soil-applied carbofuran, were compared using large-scale field plots to assess trap crop suitability as a replacement for the standard in 2000, 2001, and 2002. In both systems, foliar insecticide applications were used to control squash bugs ...
Shah Nayankumar C - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The accuracy of sphygmomanometers used in Australian general practice is unknown but potentially important. METHOD: We measured the accuracy of sphygmomanometers in general practice in the Hunter region of New South Wales using a gold standard. Practices were recruited by an advertisement in the division newsletter. RESULTS: Sixty practices ...
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