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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 ...
Redburn Julia - - 2004
This study aims to assess trends in compliance with current colposcopy guidelines in 10 gynaecological units in four English counties since 1996; to identify constraints on compliance and suggest change in practice. All 10 gynaecology units in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Berkshire participated. Data were collected prospectively by colposcopists from ...
Vass Marc - - 2004
We describe the JigCell Model Builder (JCMB), a tool for creating biochemical reaction network models. JCMB is designed for ease of use and its interface uses the standard spreadsheet metaphor. The JigCell Run Manager (JCRM) is a tool for organizing the large collections of simulation runs typically required by reaction ...
Low N - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Measuring clinical performance within a framework of clinical governance is increasingly important for monitoring improvements in patient care. Standards for quality indicators must, however, be achievable and evidence based. We describe an approach to the development of national standards for measuring outcomes of care for gonorrhoea and genital chlamydia ...
Akemann Charles - - 2004
We construct a C*-algebra that has only one irreducible representation up to unitary equivalence but is not isomorphic to the algebra of compact operators on any Hilbert space. This answers an old question of Naimark. Our construction uses a combinatorial statement called the diamond principle, which is known to be ...
Levin Roger - - 2004
Efficient practice management is about much more than prof itability. It is about educating and motivating patients to achieve optimum oral health by incorporating the best business methodologies and systems into the management of all practice operations. Effective practice management cannot be accomplished without gaining the over-whelming satisfaction and trust ...
DeWerd Larry A - - 2004
Low dose rate brachytherapy is being used extensively for the treatment of prostate cancer. As of September 2003, there are a total of thirteen 125I and seven 103Pd sources that have calibrations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratories (ADCLs) of the ...
Mezher Toufic - - 2004
The objective of this paper is to assess the impact of the new ISO 9001:2000 standard on the Quality Management Systems (QMS) of Lebanese firms that were already certified under ISO 9000:1994. To get an accurate feedback of stakeholders in a firm, three different questionnaires were developed and distributed to ...
Gillon Maureen - - 2003
AIM: This paper describes the development, implementation and validation of general practice standards, supported by a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process that teaches practice teams how to work together to identify and enhance the quality of care they provide. METHODS: Practice standards were developed through consensus by key stakeholders in ...
Holdsworth Mark T - - 2003
The role of i.v. allopurinol and rasburicase in tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is described. The current standard management for TLS consists of oral allopurinol in conjunction with i.v. hydration with or without alkalinization. Despite this standard prophylactic regimen, some high-risk patients may still develop urate nephropathy from TLS. Recently, i.v. ...
Krishnamoorthy Uma - - 2003
Rochdale Infirmary serves a population of 210804, and the obstetric unit delivers approximately 1500 babies every year. There were 655 female sterilisation procedures performed here during 1997 - 2001, of which 134 were those performed at the time of caesarean section (20.5%). An audit of women undergoing sterilisation at caesarean ...
Koch Marc E - - 2003
Office-based anesthesia, like other specific forms of anesthesia practice, has many unique attributes. Better work hours and a closer working relationship with surgeons and patients can provide the forum for a considerable amount of professional resonance. Moreover, the itinerant nature of the practice, the limited resources, and the need to ...
Kiely Patricia M - - 2003
BACKGROUND: To assist optometrists to deliver care more efficiently and effectively, in 1995 Optometrists Association Australia decided to develop standards that would assist optometrists in better managing their practices. Existing practice management standards for health professionals were thought to be either not specific enough for optometric practice or to have ...
Buetow S A - - 2003
To flourish, practice accreditation must meet challenges. It needs to manage uncertainty over its effectiveness and cost effectiveness, to address concerns that it erodes professional autonomy, and to promote and elucidate the conditions under which it is appropriate. Lessons from Australia and New Zealand help to focus these challenges. The ...
Roberts Christine L - - 2003
To assess current practices in the labour management of low risk primiparous women with epidural analgesia we surveyed delivery suites in New South Wales (NSW) that annually provide at least 100 epidurals to 'standard primipara'. Epidural rates among 'standard primipara' at these hospitals ranged from 14 to 85% (median 46%). ...
McGregor A - - 2003
Employers have a legal duty to manage safety and to meet this duty it is necessary to control risks arising from pre-existing medical conditions. Such conditions can be identified at the time of job placement, but there is little published information about the approach to fitness standards by most airlines. ...
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Seeking new ways to improve standardization of clinical operations and customer focus, Louisville, KY-based Humana, Inc. announced in November that it has become the first healthcare company to be registered in the U.S. under ISO 9001:2000, a quality management standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Warzel Denise B - - 2003
The NCI provides the cancer Data Standards Repository (caDSR) to support development and deployment of CDEs in cancer research. The caDSR, part of the NCI caCORE infrastructure, supports data management workflow requirements and adherence to ISO/IEC 11179 metadata standards. CDEs are developed using standard terminology from caCORE vocabulary services, and ...
Mathews Sue - - 2003
The proliferation of program management coupled with the Introduction of the Regulated Health Professions Act, prompted many healthcare organizations in Ontario to introduce professional practice models. In addition, the Magnet Hospitals research (Kramer and Schmalenberg 1988) identified the existence of a professional practice model as a key element for recruitment ...
Rappolt Susan - - 2002
Professional standards for accountability establish essential competencies for clinical practices and provide strategies for professional advancement. This study examines the perspectives of a sample of occupational therapists on their capacity to engage in continuing education, to provide evidence-based practices and to have confidence in the effectiveness of available quality assurance ...
Glass Kathryn P - - 2002
The previous three articles in this series discussed relative value unit (RVU) basics and touched on some of the more practical applications of RVUs for managing a medical practice. 1-3 This fourth and final article illustrates the what, why, when, where and how of benchmarking RVUs. Benchmarking is often defined ...
Olapade-Olaopa E O - - 2002
Urethrocystoscopy is now routinely done in standard Urological practice. The availability of the flexible cystoscope for outpatient procedures has further increased the number of cystoscopists. However, there are currently no formal training schedules for urethrocystoscopy. This mnemonic has been developed to serve as a template for complete endoscopic examination of ...
Rastle Kathleen - - 2002
The authors present a model of the phonotactic and orthographic constraints of Australian and Standard Southern British English monosyllables. This model is used as the basis for a web-based psycholinguistic resource, the ARC Nonword Database, which contains 358,534 monosyllabic nonwords--48,534 pseudohomophones and 310,000 non-pseudohomophonic nonwords. Items can be selected from ...
Singh B - - 2002
Sympathetic ganglionectomy is universally accepted as an effective and enduring treatment for primary hyperhidrosis. However, the variable extent of the ganglionectomy to treat this condition has been reported to be associated with a troublesome compensatory hyperhidrosis in between 22% and 81% of patients. In this prospective evaluation of a limited ...
Cumming Jennifer - - 2002
The aim of this study was to examine mental imagery within the context of the deliberate practice framework. Altogether, 159 athletes from one of three different competitive standards (recreational, provincial and national) completed the Deliberate Imagery Practice Questionnaire, which was designed for the present study to assess the athletes' perceptions ...
Coles Colin - - 2002
The concept of professional judgment is considered, including its theoretical foundations, how it is developed, and how it may be assessed. Professionals are asked to engage in complex and unpredictable tasks on society's behalf, and in doing so must exercise their discretion, making judgments--decide what is "best" in the particular ...
Darvall L - - 2001
This article discusses a survey of Victorian general practitioners which investigated doctors' legal knowledge, the impact of law on clinical practice, doctors' current medico-legal information sources and their legal education needs and preferences. Knowledge of legal standards was investigated in relation to three areas: disclosure of risk; ownership of, and ...
Lanser P - - 2001
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations blitzed the health care market in December to announce new pain standards. They were developed over two years in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Medicine, to ensure all patients the right to appropriate assessment and management of their ...
Kallner A - - 2001
International standards play an important role in establishing quality systems. A considerable number of standards have been created by ISO and CEN for medical laboratories. Standards can be looked upon in a hierarchal manner but most standards are produced in similarly with iterative consultations and review by the intended users. ...
Berry P H - - 2001
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' revised standards include new standards regarding pain assessment and management. These standards need to be incorporated into patterns of daily practice in healthcare institutions. Documentation systems, policies and procedures, standards of practice, staff education, and quality-improvement programs will need to reflect integration ...
Affolder T - - 2001
We present the first measurement of the ratio of branching fractions R identical withB(t-->Wb)/B(t-->Wq) from p_p collisions at sqrt[s] = 1.8 TeV. The data set corresponds to 109 pb(-1) of data recorded by the Collider Detector at Fermilab during the 1992-95 Tevatron run. We measure R = 0.94(+0.31)(-0.24)(stat+syst) or R>0.61 ...
Storm C L - - 2001
This article summarizes gaps between assumptions that appear in the literature, research, and accepted standards for marital and family therapy (MFT) supervision, and the common practice of supervisors. Issues that stem from these gaps are highlighted and recommendations are made for closing them. In an effort to refine the standard ...
Geraedts H P - - 2001
In this article, we will review the implementation of the ISO 9000 quality system in the Department of Nuclear Medicine. We will also discuss the benefits of working with the ISO 9000 standards and explain why we have shifted our focus from ISO 9000 towards the EFQM model. After an ...
Buchanan L S - - 2001
AIM: To describe the GT file shaping steps required to create apical resistance in the presence of a wide root apex. SUMMARY: Canals are occasionally encountered with apices wider than 0.25 mm. These can be some of the most difficult to manage with conventional instruments, and overfills are common. Shaping ...
Yadav H - - 2001
Telemedicine is fast becoming popular in many countries in the world. It has several advantages such as being cost saving and providing better access to health care in the remote areas in many parts of the world. However, it has some disadvantages as well. One of the major problems is ...
Reddy G V - - 2001
The effect of an integrated pest management (IPM) package, host plant resistance, Chrysoperla carnea predation and neem oil were evaluated against the spider mite Tetranychus ludeni on eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) fields in 1996 and 1997, by estimating the mite population density and yield levels. Compared with the IPM package ...
Bolton C F - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Electromyography (EMG) is a widely used diagnostic technique for disorders of the nervous system. The Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN) promotes the education, evaluation and standards of EMG in Canada. A statement of practice standards was needed to clarify the position of the CSCN on several issues relevant ...
Rose P E - - 2000
Many hospitals use the recommendations contained in the British Committee for Standards in Haematology anticoagulant guideline documents to develop local protocols for anticoagulant management. A combined anticoagulant treatment chart and referral form has been produced to help incorporate the recently updated recommendations for oral anticoagulation into day-to-day practice.
Carey D - - 2000
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to assess the validity of previously-developed anthropometric regression equations in determination of percent body fat in collegiate wrestlers (N=22). METHODS: Means (M) standard deviations (SD), correlation coefficients, standard errors of estimate (SEE) and total errors (TE) were compared to the criterion test of hydrostatic weighing ...
Johnson G L - - 2000
In a precedent-setting decision in 1998, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) directed ISO Technical Committee (TC) 176 on Quality Management and ISO TC 207 on Environmental Management to develop jointly a single guideline standard for auditing quality and environmental management systems. When approved, this standard would replace ISO 10011-1, ...
Caldwell-Andrews A - - 2000
Validity scales indicate the extent to which the results of a self-report inventory are a valid indicator of the test taker's psychological functioning. Validity scales generally are designed to detect the common response sets of positive impression management (underreporting, or faking good), negative impression management (overreporting, or faking bad), and ...
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There have been long-term efforts to identify a threshold pressure for the onset of inertial cavitation under conditions relevant to ultrasound in medicine. Before the introduction of the output display standard [AIUM/NEMA, 1992a], quantities such as the spatial peak pulse average intensity (I(SPPA)), and, earlier, Im, the spatial peak intensity ...
Cranmer A - - 2000
This review deals with the practical management of hospital pharmacies based on experience in Indian Christian hospitals with capacities ranging from about 30 to 500 beds. However the standards of pharmacy management should not depend on size; they should be kept under review and improved as staff and financial considerations ...
Vandenberg J T - - 1999
Airway management is the highest priority in any resuscitation. Suction equipment capable of rapidly clearing the oropharynx is mandatory for airway management. Inadequate oropharyngeal suction with standard equipment may be associated with major complications in emergency airway management. We report cases that illustrate the inadequacies of standard suction equipment. Available ...
Marshall D S - - 1999
A survey of the quality assurance of the nuclear medicine equipment in use in the South Thames Region was undertaken as part of the clinical audit process within the region. The results revealed the variation in practice across the region and highlighted the need for an agreed quality standard, together ...
Carlin E M - - 1999
The KC60 diagnostic code information provides an epidemiological monitor of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and a means of standardizing clinical workload in genitourinary medicine (GUM) departments. We aimed to assess the coding process and its uniformity within the Trent region by means of a confidential self-administered coding exercise with simulated ...
Bateman N - - 1999
The use of intrathecal injections of fluorescein has a role in the diagnosis and management of cerebrospinal fluid leaks using endoscopic techniques. The Polymedic 'pencil point' needle has a lower incidence of headache after dural puncture than standard bevelled needles. We describe a safe method of introducing fluorescein into the ...
De Villiers M - - 1999
The purpose of this article is to describe a management model for professional wholeness. A theory generating research design was followed. Based on this model the consequences of management could be a state, which varies dynamically between minimal and maximal professional wholeness. A list of descriptive words was developed to ...
Bruce N J - - 1999
The economic impact of using prophylactic clodronate as an adjunct to chemotherapy in the management of multiple myeloma for the first 4 years following diagnosis was established from the perspective of the National Health Service (NHS). A state-transition model of the course of multiple myeloma was constructed using the MRC ...
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