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  1. Quality assurance in higher education: A review of literature

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    Tricia Ryan

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present a general view and a brief literature review of the main aspects related to quality assurance in global higher education. It provides an overview of accreditation as a mechanism to ensure quality in higher education, examines models of QA, and explores the concept of quality. In addition, this paper provides a review of research on the effectiveness of quality assurance practices, with a particular focus on student involvement with quality assurance. In reviewing the concept of quality assurance itself, the author noted there is a need for a common framework for a quality assurance model; however, there is no agreement as to a QA definition or a QA model. Furthermore, although quality is the utmost significant concern for accrediting bodies, accreditation structures are decentralized and complex at both the regional and international level. Another challenge identified revolves around the concerns of faculty members and other stakeholders, such as students, about the QA process. Given that students are at the center of higher education, and invest time and money in the system, the author concludes involving them could improve QA processes. DOI: 10.18870/hlrc.v5i4.257

  2. A Review of Function Allocation and En Route Separation Assurance

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    Lewis, Timothy A.; Aweiss, Arwa S.; Guerreiro, Nelson M.; Daiker, Ronald J.

    2016-01-01

    Today's air traffic control system has reached a limit to the number of aircraft that can be safely managed at the same time. This air traffic capacity bottleneck is a critical problem along the path to modernization for air transportation. The design of the next separation assurance system to address this problem is a cornerstone of air traffic management research today. This report reviews recent work by NASA and others in the areas of function allocation and en route separation assurance. This includes: separation assurance algorithms and technology prototypes; concepts of operations and designs for advanced separation assurance systems; and specific investigations into air-ground and human-automation function allocation.

  3. Quality Assurance in Higher Education: A Review of Literature

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    Ryan, Tricia

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines the literature surrounding quality assurance in global higher education. It provides an overview of accreditation as a mechanism to ensure quality in higher education, examines models of QA, and explores the concept of quality (including definitions of quality and quality assurance). In addition, this paper provides a review of…

  4. ASSURED CLOUD COMPUTING UNIVERSITY CENTER OFEXCELLENCE (ACC UCOE)

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    2018-01-18

    security ? Is FedRAMP better than ISO/IEC 27001, SOC 2, or the recently developed C5 at protecting information assurance in cloud environments, and...configuration to tenants. Section 2 Introduction Assured and mission critical cloud computing requires security and isolation both at the compute...to ensure that information does not leak across domain or security level boundaries. While MLS systems may be able to ensure this at the application

  5. Virginia Tech named national Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education

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    Micale, Barbara L.

    2005-01-01

    Virginia Tech has been designated as a national Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) for academic years 2005-2008 by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

  6. Quality assurance in digital dental imaging: a systematic review.

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    Metsälä, Eija; Henner, Anja; Ekholm, Marja

    2014-07-01

    Doses induced by individual dental examinations are low. However, dental radiography accounts for nearly one third of the total number of radiological examinations in the European Union. Therefore, special attention is needed with regard to radiation protection. In order to lower patient doses, the staff performing dental examinations must have competence in imaging as well as in radiation protection issues. This paper presents a systematic review about the core competencies needed by the healthcare staff in performing digital dental radiological imaging quality assurance. The following databases were searched: Pubmed, Cinahl, Pro Quest and IEEXplore digital library. Also volumes of some dental imaging journals and doctoral theses of the Finnish universities educating dentists were searched. The search was performed using both MeSH terms and keywords using the option 'search all text'. The original keywords were: dental imaging, digital, x-ray, panoramic, quality, assurance, competence, competency, skills, knowledge, radiographer, radiologist technician, dentist, oral hygienist, radiation protection and their Finnish synonyms. Core competencies needed by the healthcare staff performing digital dental radiological imaging quality assurance described in the selected studies were: management of dental imaging equipment, competence in image quality and factors associated with it, dose optimization and quality assurance. In the future there will be higher doses in dental imaging due to increasing use of CBCT and digital imaging. The staff performing dental imaging must have competence in dental imaging quality assurance issues found in this review. They also have to practice ethical radiation safety culture in clinical practice.

  7. Quality assurance of qualitative research: a review of the discourse

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    2011-01-01

    Background Increasing demand for qualitative research within global health has emerged alongside increasing demand for demonstration of quality of research, in line with the evidence-based model of medicine. In quantitative health sciences research, in particular clinical trials, there exist clear and widely-recognised guidelines for conducting quality assurance of research. However, no comparable guidelines exist for qualitative research and although there are long-standing debates on what constitutes 'quality' in qualitative research, the concept of 'quality assurance' has not been explored widely. In acknowledgement of this gap, we sought to review discourses around quality assurance of qualitative research, as a first step towards developing guidance. Methods A range of databases, journals and grey literature sources were searched, and papers were included if they explicitly addressed quality assurance within a qualitative paradigm. A meta-narrative approach was used to review and synthesise the literature. Results Among the 37 papers included in the review, two dominant narratives were interpreted from the literature, reflecting contrasting approaches to quality assurance. The first focuses on demonstrating quality within research outputs; the second focuses on principles for quality practice throughout the research process. The second narrative appears to offer an approach to quality assurance that befits the values of qualitative research, emphasising the need to consider quality throughout the research process. Conclusions The paper identifies the strengths of the approaches represented in each narrative and recommend these are brought together in the development of a flexible framework to help qualitative researchers to define, apply and demonstrate principles of quality in their research. PMID:22182674

  8. Surface-water quality-assurance plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center

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    Mastin, Mark C.

    2016-02-19

    This Surface-Water Quality-Assurance Plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center (WAWSC) for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of surface-water data. This plan serves as a guide to all WAWSC personnel involved in surface-water data activities, and changes as the needs and requirements of the WAWSC change. Regular updates to this plan represent an integral part of the quality-assurance process. In the WAWSC, direct oversight and responsibility by the hydrographer(s) assigned to a surface-water station, combined with team approaches in all work efforts, assure highquality data, analyses, reviews, and reports for cooperating agencies and the public.

  9. Review of SKB's Quality Assurance Programme

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    Baldwin, Tamara D.; Hicks, Timothy W. (Galson Sciences LTD, Oakham, Rutland (United Kingdom))

    2009-06-15

    SKB is preparing a license application for the construction of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Sweden. This application will be supported by the safety assessment SR-Site for the post-closure phase. The assessment of long-term safety is based on a broad range of experimental results from laboratory scale, intermediate scale and up to full scale experiments. It is essential that there is a satisfactory level of assurance that experiments have been carried of with sufficient quality, so that results can be considered to be reliable within the context of their use in safety assessment. SSM has initiated a series of reviews of SKB's methods of quality assurance and their implementation. This project includes reviews of the quality assurance (QA) procedures and instructions that have been prepared for the SR-Site assessment as well as reviews of QA implementation at the canister and buffer/backfill laboratories in Oskarshamn, Sweden. The purpose of this project is to assess SKB's quality assurance with the view of providing a good basis for subsequent quality reviews in the context of future licensing. This has been achieved by examination of a number of SKB experiments using a check list, visits to the relevant facilities, and meetings with contractors and a few members of the SKB staff. Overall, the reviewed set of QA documents and instructions do provide reasonably comprehensive coverage of quality-affecting issues relating to the SR-Site safety assessment and, if implemented correctly, will generate confidence in the reliability of the safety assessment results. The results show that the efforts involving quality assurance are increasing within the SKB programme and in general appear to be satisfactory for ongoing experiments and measurements. However, progress in development of the QA documents and instructions has been relatively recent and it may be difficult for these to be fully implemented in the short period remaining before the planned

  10. Asset Analysis and Operational Concepts for Separation Assurance Flight Testing at Dryden Flight Research Center

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    Costa, Guillermo J.; Arteaga, Ricardo A.

    2011-01-01

    A preliminary survey of existing separation assurance and collision avoidance advancements, technologies, and efforts has been conducted in order to develop a concept of operations for flight testing autonomous separation assurance at Dryden Flight Research Center. This effort was part of the Unmanned Aerial Systems in the National Airspace System project. The survey focused primarily on separation assurance projects validated through flight testing (including lessons learned), however current forays into the field were also examined. Comparisons between current Dryden flight and range assets were conducted using House of Quality matrices in order to allow project management to make determinations regarding asset utilization for future flight tests. This was conducted in order to establish a body of knowledge of the current collision avoidance landscape, and thus focus Dryden s efforts more effectively towards the providing of assets and test ranges for future flight testing within this research field.

  11. Structural Analysis Peer Review for the Static Display of the Orbiter Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center

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    Minute, Stephen A.

    2013-01-01

    Mr. Christopher Miller with the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) NASA Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) office requested the NASA Engineering and Safety Center's (NESC) technical support on March 15, 2012, to review and make recommendations on the structural analysis being performed for the Orbiter Atlantis static display at the KSC Visitor Center. The principal focus of the assessment was to review the engineering firm's structural analysis for lifting and aligning the orbiter and its static display configuration

  12. Production and quality assurance automation in the Goddard Space Flight Center Flight Dynamics Facility

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    Chapman, K. B.; Cox, C. M.; Thomas, C. W.; Cuevas, O. O.; Beckman, R. M.

    1994-01-01

    The Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) generates numerous products for NASA-supported spacecraft, including the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS's), the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE), and the space shuttle. These products include orbit determination data, acquisition data, event scheduling data, and attitude data. In most cases, product generation involves repetitive execution of many programs. The increasing number of missions supported by the FDF has necessitated the use of automated systems to schedule, execute, and quality assure these products. This automation allows the delivery of accurate products in a timely and cost-efficient manner. To be effective, these systems must automate as many repetitive operations as possible and must be flexible enough to meet changing support requirements. The FDF Orbit Determination Task (ODT) has implemented several systems that automate product generation and quality assurance (QA). These systems include the Orbit Production Automation System (OPAS), the New Enhanced Operations Log (NEOLOG), and the Quality Assurance Automation Software (QA Tool). Implementation of these systems has resulted in a significant reduction in required manpower, elimination of shift work and most weekend support, and improved support quality, while incurring minimal development cost. This paper will present an overview of the concepts used and experiences gained from the implementation of these automation systems.

  13. Quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities in the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center

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    Conn, Kathleen E.; Huffman, Raegan L.; Barton, Cynthia

    2017-05-08

    In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Office of Water Quality in the Water Mission Area of the U.S. Geological Survey, a quality-assurance plan has been created for use by the Washington Water Science Center (WAWSC) in conducting water-quality activities. This qualityassurance plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the WAWSC for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of water-quality data. The policies and procedures documented in this quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities complement the quality-assurance plans for surface-water and groundwater activities at the WAWSC.

  14. Telemedicine spirometry training and quality assurance program in primary care centers of a public health system.

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    Marina Malanda, Nuria; López de Santa María, Elena; Gutiérrez, Asunción; Bayón, Juan Carlos; Garcia, Larraitz; Gáldiz, Juan B

    2014-04-01

    Forced spirometry is essential for diagnosing respiratory diseases and is widely used across levels of care. However, several studies have shown that spirometry quality in primary care is not ideal, with risks of misdiagnosis. Our objective was to assess the feasibility and performance of a telemedicine-based training and quality assurance program for forced spirometry in primary care. The two phases included (1) a 9-month pilot study involving 15 centers, in which spirometry tests were assessed by the Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment, and (2) the introduction of the program to all centers in the Public Basque Health Service. Technicians first received 4 h of training, and, subsequently, they sent all tests to the reference laboratory using the program. Quality assessment was performed in accordance with clinical guidelines (A and B, good; C-F, poor). In the first phase, 1,894 spirometry tests were assessed, showing an improvement in quality: acceptable quality tests increased from 57% at the beginning to 78% after 6 months and 83% after 9 months (pspirometry tests were assessed after the inclusion of 36 additional centers, maintaining the positive trend (61%, 87%, and 84% at the same time points; pspirometry tests improved in all centers. (2) The program provides a tool for transferring data that allows monitoring of its quality and training of technicians who perform the tests. (3) This approach is useful for improving spirometry quality in the routine practice of a public health system.

  15. Book Review: Cyber Security and Global Information Assurance: Threat Analysis and Response Solutions

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    Gary Kessler

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Knapp, K.J. (Ed. (2009. Cyber Security and Global Information Assurance: Threat Analysis and Response Solutions. Hershey, NY: Information Science Reference. 434 + xxii pages, ISBN: 978-1-60566-326-5, US$195.Reviewed by Gary C. Kessler (gck@garykessler.netI freely admit that this book was sent to me by the publisher for the expressed purpose of my writing a review and that I know several of the chapter authors. With that disclosure out of the way, let me say that the book is well worth the review (and I get to keep my review copy.The preface to the book cites the 2003 publication of The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace by the White House, and the acknowledgement by the U.S. government that our economy and national security were fully dependent upon computers, networks, and the telecommunications infrastructure. This mayhave come as news to the general population but it was a long overdue public statement to those of us in the industry. The FBI's InfraGard program and the formation of the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC pre-dated this report by at least a half-dozen years, so the report was hardly earthshattering. And the fact that the bulk of the telecom infrastructure is owned by the private sector is a less advertized fact. Nonetheless, reminding the community of these facts is always a Good Thing and provides the raison d’être of this book.(see PDF for full review

  16. Quality-assurance and data-management plan for water-quality activities in the Kansas Water Science Center, 2014

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    Rasmussen, Teresa J.; Bennett, Trudy J.; Foster, Guy M.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Putnam, James E.

    2014-01-01

    As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping information agency, the U.S. Geological Survey is relied on to collect high-quality data, and produce factual and impartial interpretive reports. This quality-assurance and data-management plan provides guidance for water-quality activities conducted by the Kansas Water Science Center. Policies and procedures are documented for activities related to planning, collecting, storing, documenting, tracking, verifying, approving, archiving, and disseminating water-quality data. The policies and procedures described in this plan complement quality-assurance plans for continuous water-quality monitoring, surface-water, and groundwater activities in Kansas.

  17. GSFC Safety and Mission Assurance Organization

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    Kelly, Michael P.

    2010-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation reviews NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's approach to safety and mission assurance. The contents include: 1) NASA GSFC Background; 2) Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate; 3) The Role of SMA-D and the Technical Authority; 4) GSFC Mission assurance Requirements; 5) GSFC Systems Review Office (SRO); 6) GSFC Supply Chain Management Program; and 7) GSFC ISO9001/AS9100 Status Brief.

  18. Implementing timber legality assurance regime in Ghana: a review ...

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    This paper reviews the scope of stakeholders concern and current institutional constraints for legal timber verification in Ghana. The aim is to provide background information as input for a new institutional framework under the VLTP. The review has shown that the current institutional set-up is not suitable for implementing ...

  19. Implementation of a Quality Assurance Review System for the Scalable Development of Online Courses

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    Ozdemir, Devrim; Loose, Rich

    2014-01-01

    With the growing demand for quality online education in the US, developing quality online courses and online programs, and more importantly maintaining this quality, have been an inevitable concern for higher education institutes. Current literature on quality assurance in online education mostly focuses on the development of review models and…

  20. Where Are We Headed with Center Accreditation? Trends in Quality Assurance

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    Neugebauer, Roger

    2009-01-01

    With a new administration in Washington, DC poised to expand federal support for early childhood services, it is important that those in the early childhood education profession take a close look at how they can assure parents that they are providing the high quality early childhood services the parents need and deserve. In this article, the…

  1. John F. Kennedy Space Center, Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Quality Assurance, Survey and Audit Program

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    1994-01-01

    This document is the product of the KSC Survey and Audit Working Group composed of civil service and contractor Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance (SR&QA) personnel. The program described herein provides standardized terminology, uniformity of survey and audit operations, and emphasizes process assessments rather than a program based solely on compliance. The program establishes minimum training requirements, adopts an auditor certification methodology, and includes survey and audit metrics for the audited organizations as well as the auditing organization.

  2. Energy Assurance Technical Training and Awareness Program/Energy Infrastructure Training and Analysis Center

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    Barbara McCabe

    2005-11-15

    This report covers the work completed during Year One (Year One has a 16 month project period) of a five- year Cooperative Agreement (DE-FC26-03NT41895) between the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) National Hazmat Program (OENHP) and the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). This final technical report is being submitted, as required by the Cooperative Agreement, within 90 (calendar) days after the project period ends (December 31, 2004). The resources allocated to Year One of the Cooperative Agreement were adequate for the completion of the required deliverables. All deliverables have been completed and sent to AAD Document Control as directed in the cooperative agreement. The allocation for Year One required 20-25 trainers to be trained in each of five Train-the-Trainer courses and a total of 6,000 workers trained throughout the country. Through cost savings employed for the scheduling and conduct of Train-the-Trainer, instructor refreshers, and direct training classes, 3171 workers have been trained to date. This total incorporates 159 trainers and members from management, local, county, state and federal organizations identified in the Strategic Plan. The largest percentage of personnel trained is heavy equipment operators, and building engineers, which is the largest targeted population identified under this cooperative agreement. The OENHP, using existing curriculum as appropriate, has modified and developed new training modules that have been used to establish four different levels of training courses. The four courses are: (1) EA 500 Energy Assurance Train-the-Trainer, (2) EA 400 Energy Assurance Instructor Refresher, (3) EA 300 Energy Assurance, and (4) EA 100 Energy Assurance Awareness. Training modules cover topics, such as, but not limited to, facility vulnerability and vulnerability assessment, physical security- heating, ventilation, air conditioning, terrorism awareness, weapons of mass

  3. 78 FR 30303 - National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation...

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    2013-05-22

    ... ADMINISTRATION National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey AGENCY: Contact Center Services, Federal Citizen Information Center, Office of Citizen Services... requirement regarding the National Contact Center customer evaluation surveys. In this request, the previously...

  4. Performance results for a workstation-integrated radiology peer review quality assurance program.

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    O'Keeffe, Margaret M; Davis, Todd M; Siminoski, Kerry

    2016-06-01

    To assess review completion rates, RADPEER score distribution, and sources of disagreement when using a workstation-integrated radiology peer review program, and to evaluate radiologist perceptions of the program. Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. Large private outpatient radiology practice. Radiologists (n = 66) with a mean of 16.0 (standard deviation, 9.2) years of experience. Prior studies and reports of cases being actively reported were randomly selected for peer review using the RADPEER scoring system (a 4-point scale, with a score of 1 indicating agreement and scores of 2-4 indicating increasing levels of disagreement). Assigned peer review completion rates, review scores, sources of disagreement and radiologist survey responses. Of 31 293 assigned cases, 29 044 (92.8%; 95% CI 92.5-93.1%) were reviewed. Discrepant scores (score = 2, 3 or 4) were given in 0.69% (95% CI 0.60-0.79%) of cases and clinically significant discrepancy (score = 3 or 4) was assigned in 0.42% (95% CI 0.35-0.50%). The most common cause of disagreement was missed diagnosis (75.2%; 95% CI 66.8-82.1%). By anonymous survey, 94% of radiologists felt that peer review was worthwhile, 90% reported that the scores they received were appropriate and 78% felt that the received feedback was valuable. Workstation-based peer review can increase completion rates and levels of radiologist acceptance while producing RADPEER scores similar to those previously reported. This approach may be one way to increase radiologist engagement in peer review quality assurance. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press in association with the International Society for Quality in Health Care; all rights reserved.

  5. Toward quality assurance for metaphase FISH: A multi-center experience

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    Dewald, G. [Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY (United States); Higgins, R. [Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN (United States); Hirsch, B. [Univ. Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, MN (United States)] [and others

    1996-09-06

    Although fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) is rapidly becoming a part of clinical cytogenetics, no organization sponsors multi-center determinations of the efficacy of probes. We report on 23 laboratories that volunteered to provide slides and to use a probe for SNRPN and a control locus. Experiences with FISH for these laboratories during 1994 ranged from 0 to 645 utilizations (median = 84) involving blood, amniotic fluid and bone marrow. In an initial study of hybridization efficiency, the median percentage of metaphases from normal individuals showing two SNRPN and 2 control signals for slides prepared at each site was 97.0 (range = 74-100); for slides prepared by a central laboratory, it was 97.8 (range = 81.6-100). In a subsequent blind study, each laboratory attempted to score 5 metaphases from each of 23 specimens [8 with del(15)(q11.2{r_arrow}q12) and 15 with normal 15 chromosomes]. Of 529 challenges, the correct SNRPN pattern was found in 5 of 5 metaphases in 457 (86%) and in 4 of 5 in 33 (6%). Ambiguous, incomplete or no results were reported for 32 (6%) challenges. Seven (1%) diagnostic errors were made including 6 false positives and 1 false negative: 1 laboratory made 3 errors, 1 made 2, and 2 made 1 each. Most errors and inconsistencies seemed due to inexperience with FISH. The working time to process and analyze slides singly averaged 49.5 minutes; slides processed in batches of 4 and analyzed singly required 36.9 minutes. We conclude that proficiency testing for FISH using an extensive array of challenges is possible and that multiple centers can collaborate to test probes and to evaluate costs. 10 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.

  6. [Assurance of process-quality in pulmonary practice by means of a peer-review system--a pilot project].

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    Fischer, J; Köhler, D; Magnussen, H

    2006-08-01

    Quality assurance and quality-management have been well anchored in social legislation for years. Peer-reviews to assure process-quality and quality of outcomes have been conducted repeatedly in centres for pulmonary medicine, facilities for pulmonary rehabilitation as well as centres for sleep-medicine. By means of a pilot study we wanted to investigate if assurance of process-quality is feasible and if a peer review system turns out to be a suitable method in pulmonary practice. Medical reports and/or diagnostic protocols of the investigational procedures such as pulmonary function tests, allergy-tests, induction test of bronchial hyperresponsiveness et cetera were randomly collected from nine patients with bronchial asthma or COPD in each of the 44 participating pulmonary practices and forwarded to three peer-reviewers respectively. 396 selected patient-datasets resulted in 1188 reviews. Peer review was conducted by means of a specially developed checklist of markers of process-quality accompanied by an explanatory manual. Measures of quality were determined for every pulmonary practice and a report of results was generated. The health economical efficacy of the therapy and the diagnostic process as well as an assessment of the overall process was evaluated by means of a visual analogue scale. No deficiencies could be detected in clearly more than half of the assessments. Major deficiencies or an unacceptable result in different items could be detected in every sixth assessment. For every item a graphic ranking in terms of benchmarking was generated for each individual report. Since peers were reviewers and subjects of review at the same time, they can now clearly improve and assure their diagnostic and therapeutic process-quality in patients with bronchial asthma and COPD by means of the experience they gained during the review process, as well as by the assessment they received. We were able to demonstrate that a peer-review-system is appropriate to assure

  7. BYU Food Quality Assurance Laboratory

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Quality Assurance Lab is located in the Eyring Science Center in the department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science. The Quality Assurance Lab has about 10...

  8. 75 FR 6032 - National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation...

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    2010-02-05

    ... ADMINISTRATION National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation... renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding the National Contact Center... 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0278, National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey, in all...

  9. Quality assurance phantoms for cone beam computed tomography: a systematic literature review.

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    de Oliveira, Marcus V L; Wenzel, Ann; Campos, Paulo S F; Spin-Neto, Rubens

    2017-03-01

    To undertake a systematic review on quality assurance (QA) phantoms for CBCT imaging, including studies on the development and application of phantoms. The MEDLINE (PubMed) bibliographic database was searched until May 2016 for studies evaluating the development and use of phantoms in CBCT image QA. The search strategy was restricted to English language publications using the following combined terms: (Cone Beam CT) OR (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) OR (Cone-Beam Computed Tomography) OR (CBCT) AND (quality OR phantom). It was assessed which of the six image quality parameters stated by the European Commission could be evaluated with each phantom and which of them actually were. The search strategy yielded 37 studies, which had developed and used (25 studies) or only used (12 studies) a phantom in CBCT image QA. According to the literature, in 7 phantoms, it is possible to evaluate 4 or more image quality parameters while in 11 phantoms, merely 1 parameter can be evaluated. Only two phantoms permit the evaluation of the six image quality parameters stated by the European Commission. The parameters, which can most often be evaluated using a phantom, are image density values, spatial resolution and geometric accuracy. The SEDENTEXCT phantom was used most frequently. In two studies, all quality parameters suggested by the European Commission were evaluated. QA phantoms rarely allow all image quality parameters stated by the European Commission to be evaluated. Furthermore, alternative phantoms, which allow all image quality parameters to be evaluated in a single exposure, even for a small field of view, should be developed.

  10. Review of the Constellation Level II Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance (SR&QA) Requirements Documents during Participation in the Constellation Level II SR&QA Forum

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    Cameron, Kenneth D.; Gentz, Steven J.; Beil, Robert J.; Minute, Stephen A.; Currie, Nancy J.; Scott, Steven S.; Thomas, Walter B., III; Smiles, Michael D.; Schafer, Charles F.; Null, Cynthia H.; hide

    2009-01-01

    At the request of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) and the Constellation Program (CxP) Safety, Reliability; and Quality Assurance (SR&QA) Requirements Director, the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) participated in the Cx SR&QA Requirements forum. The Requirements Forum was held June 24-26; 2008, at GRC's Plum Brook Facility. The forums purpose was to gather all stakeholders into a focused meeting to help complete the process of refining the CxP to refine its Level II SR&QA requirements or defining project-specific requirements tailoring. Element prime contractors had raised specific questions about the wording and intent of many requirements in areas they felt were driving costs without adding commensurate value. NESC was asked to provide an independent and thorough review of requirements that contractors believed were driving Program costs, by active participation in the forum. This document contains information from the forum.

  11. [Quality Assurance in Sociomedical Evaluation by Peer Review: A Pilot Project of the German Statutory Pension Insurance].

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    Strahl, A; Gerlich, C; Wolf, H-D; Gehrke, J; Müller-Garnn, A; Vogel, H

    2016-03-01

    The sociomedical evaluation by the German Pension Insurance serves the purpose of determining entitlement to disability pensions. A quality assurance concept for the sociomedical evaluation was developed, which is based on a peer Review process. Peer review is an established process of external quality assurance in health care. The review is based on a hierarchically constructed manual that was evaluated in this pilot project. The database consists of 260 medical reports for disability pension of 12 pension insurance agencies. 771 reviews from 19 peers were included in the evaluation of the inter-rater reliability. Kendall's coefficient of concordance W for more than 2 raters is used as primary measure of inter-rater reliability. Reliability appeared to be heterogeneous. Kendalls W varies for the particular criteria from 0.09 to 0.88 and reached for primary criterion reproducibility a value of 0.37. The reliability of the manual seemed acceptable in the context of existing research data and is in line with existing peer review research outcomes. Nevertheless, the concordance is limited and requires optimisation. Starting points for improvement can be seen in a systematic training and regular user meetings of the peers involved. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  12. Building High-Performing and Improving Education Systems: Quality Assurance and Accountability. Review

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    Slater, Liz

    2013-01-01

    Monitoring, evaluation, and quality assurance in their various forms are seen as being one of the foundation stones of high-quality education systems. De Grauwe, writing about "school supervision" in four African countries in 2001, linked the decline in the quality of basic education to the cut in resources for supervision and support.…

  13. Quality assurance peer review chart rounds in 2011: a survey of academic institutions in the United States.

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    Lawrence, Yaacov Richard; Whiton, Michal A; Symon, Zvi; Wuthrick, Evan J; Doyle, Laura; Harrison, Amy S; Dicker, Adam P

    2012-11-01

    In light of concerns regarding the quality of radiation treatment delivery, we surveyed the practice of quality assurance peer review chart rounds at American academic institutions. An anonymous web-based survey was sent to the chief resident of each institution across the United States. The response rate was 80% (57/71). The median amount of time spent per patient was 2.7 minutes (range, 0.6-14.4). The mean attendance by senior physicians and residents was 73% and 93%, respectively. A physicist was consistently present at peer review rounds in 66% of departments. There was a close association between attendance by senior physicians and departmental organization: in departments with protected time policies, good attendance was 81% vs. 31% without protected time (p = 0.001), and in departments that documented attendance, attending presence was 69% vs. 29% in departments without documentation (p institutions peer review all external beam therapy courses; however, rates were much lower for other modalities (radiosurgery 58%, brachytherapy 40%-47%). Patient history, chart documentation, and dose prescription were always peer reviewed in >75% of institutions, whereas dosimetric details (beams, wedges), isodose coverage, intensity-modulated radiation therapy constraints, and dose-volume histograms were always peer reviewed in 63%, 59%, 42%, and 50% of cases, respectively. Chart rounds led to both minor (defined as a small multileaf collimator change/repeated port film) and major (change to dose prescription or replan with dosimetry) treatment changes. Whereas at the majority of institutions changes were rare (institutions reported that minor and major changes, respectively, were made to more than 10% of cases. The implementation of peer review chart rounds seems inconsistent across American academic institutions. Brachytherapy and radiosurgical procedures are rarely reviewed. Attendance by senior physicians is variable, but it improves when scheduling clashes are

  14. QANU - Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities

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    Jensen, Henrik Toft; Maria E., Weber; Vyt, André

    The Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU) underwent an ENQA-coordinated external review in 2016. The review was chaired by Henrik Toft Jensen, Research fellow at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark.......The Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU) underwent an ENQA-coordinated external review in 2016. The review was chaired by Henrik Toft Jensen, Research fellow at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark....

  15. Review: The procurement, storage and quality assurance of frozen blood and tissue biospecimens

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    Manoj S. Charde

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The preserved frozen biospecimens are ideal for evaluating the genome, transcriptome, and proteome. Here we present a current overview of experimental data regarding procurement, storage, and quality assurance that can informthe handling of frozen biospecimens. Degradation of frozen biospecimens can be affected by collecting methodology, premortem agonal changes and warm ischemic time during surgery.  Tissue storage at− 80 °C can preserve DNA and protein but RNA show degradation at 5 years, therefore storage at − 150 °C provides significant advantages.  Histologic quality assurance of tissue biospecimens is typically performed at the time of surgery but should also be conducted on the aliquot to be distributed because of tissue heterogeneity.Additional qualityassurance testing should be dictated by the anticipated downstream applications.

  16. Independent oversight review of the Department of Energy Quality Assurance Program for suspect/counterfeit parts. Revision 1

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    To address the potential threat that suspect/counterfeit parts could pose to DOE workers and the public, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oversight initiated a number of activities beginning in mid-1995. Oversight placed increased emphasis on the field`s quality assurance-suspect/counterfeit parts programs during safety management evaluations, in keeping with the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) oversight responsibilities, which include oversight of the Department`s quality assurance (QA) programs. In addition, Oversight reviewed relevant policy documents and occurrence reports to determine the nature and magnitude of the problem within the Department. The results of that review, contained in an Office of Oversight report, Independent Oversight Analysis of Suspect/Counterfeit Parts Within the Department of Energy (November 1995), indicate a lack of consistency and comprehensiveness in the Department`s QA-suspect/counterfeit parts program. A detailed analysis of the causes and impacts of the problem was recommended. In response, this review was initiated to determine the effectiveness of the Department`s QA program for suspect/counterfeit parts. This study goes beyond merely assessing and reporting the status of the program, however. It is the authors intention to highlight the complex issues associated with suspect/counterfeit parts in the Department today and to present approaches that DOE managers might consider to address these issues.

  17. SU-E-T-148: Benchmarks and Pre-Treatment Reviews: A Study of Quality Assurance Effectiveness

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    Lowenstein, J; Nguyen, H; Roll, J; Walsh, A; Tailor, A; Followill, D [UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To determine the impact benchmarks and pre-treatment reviews have on improving the quality of submitted clinical trial data. Methods: Benchmarks are used to evaluate a site’s ability to develop a treatment that meets a specific protocol’s treatment guidelines prior to placing their first patient on the protocol. A pre-treatment review is an actual patient placed on the protocol in which the dosimetry and contour volumes are evaluated to be per protocol guidelines prior to allowing the beginning of the treatment. A key component of these QA mechanisms is that sites are provided timely feedback to educate them on how to plan per the protocol and prevent protocol deviations on patients accrued to a protocol. For both benchmarks and pre-treatment reviews a dose volume analysis (DVA) was performed using MIM softwareTM. For pre-treatment reviews a volume contour evaluation was also performed. Results: IROC Houston performed a QA effectiveness analysis of a protocol which required both benchmarks and pre-treatment reviews. In 70 percent of the patient cases submitted, the benchmark played an effective role in assuring that the pre-treatment review of the cases met protocol requirements. The 35 percent of sites failing the benchmark subsequently modified there planning technique to pass the benchmark before being allowed to submit a patient for pre-treatment review. However, in 30 percent of the submitted cases the pre-treatment review failed where the majority (71 percent) failed the DVA. 20 percent of sites submitting patients failed to correct their dose volume discrepancies indicated by the benchmark case. Conclusion: Benchmark cases and pre-treatment reviews can be an effective QA tool to educate sites on protocol guidelines and to minimize deviations. Without the benchmark cases it is possible that 65 percent of the cases undergoing a pre-treatment review would have failed to meet the protocols requirements.Support: U24-CA-180803.

  18. 78 FR 19497 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-04-01

    ..., Center for Scientific Review (CSR), on matters related to planning, execution, conduct, support, review, evaluation, and receipt and referral of grant applications at CSR. Place: Health and Human Services Building... 3030, MSC 7776, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1111, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of Federal...

  19. 78 FR 57399 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-09-18

    ... Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), on matters related to planning, execution, conduct, support, review, evaluation, and receipt and referral of grant applications at CSR. Place: National Institutes of... Rockledge Drive, Room 3030, MSC 7776, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1111, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Any...

  20. 77 FR 59202 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting

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    ... Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), on matters related to planning, execution, conduct, support, review, evaluation, and receipt and referral of grant applications at CSR. Place: Health and Human..., Room 3030, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301- 435-0695, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic...

  1. 76 FR 59415 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-09-26

    ... Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), on matters related to planning, execution, conduct, support, review, evaluation, and receipt and referral of grant applications at CSR. Place: Health and Human... 3030, MSC 7776, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1112, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Any interested person may file...

  2. 77 FR 22332 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting

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    ... Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), on matters related to planning, execution, conduct, support, review, evaluation, and receipt and referral of grant applications at CSR. Place: Health and Human... Rockledge Drive, Room 3030, MSC 7776, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1111, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Any...

  3. RAVEN Quality Assurance Activities

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    Cogliati, Joshua Joseph [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2015-09-01

    This report discusses the quality assurance activities needed to raise the Quality Level of Risk Analysis in a Virtual Environment (RAVEN) from Quality Level 3 to Quality Level 2. This report also describes the general RAVEN quality assurance activities. For improving the quality, reviews of code changes have been instituted, more parts of testing have been automated, and improved packaging has been created. For upgrading the quality level, requirements have been created and the workflow has been improved.

  4. A workstation-integrated peer review quality assurance program: pilot study.

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    O'Keeffe, Margaret M; Davis, Todd M; Siminoski, Kerry

    2013-07-04

    The surrogate indicator of radiological excellence that has become accepted is consistency of assessments between radiologists, and the technique that has become the standard for evaluating concordance is peer review. This study describes the results of a workstation-integrated peer review program in a busy outpatient radiology practice. Workstation-based peer review was performed using the software program Intelerad Peer Review. Cases for review were randomly chosen from those being actively reported. If an appropriate prior study was available, and if the reviewing radiologist and the original interpreting radiologist had not exceeded review targets, the case was scored using the modified RADPEER system. There were 2,241 cases randomly assigned for peer review. Of selected cases, 1,705 (76%) were interpreted. Reviewing radiologists agreed with prior reports in 99.1% of assessments. Positive feedback (score 0) was given in three cases (0.2%) and concordance (scores of 0 to 2) was assigned in 99.4%, similar to reported rates of 97.0% to 99.8%. Clinically significant discrepancies (scores of 3 or 4) were identified in 10 cases (0.6%). Eighty-eight percent of reviewed radiologists found the reviews worthwhile, 79% found scores appropriate, and 65% felt feedback was appropriate. Two-thirds of radiologists found case rounds discussing significant discrepancies to be valuable. The workstation-based computerized peer review process used in this pilot project was seamlessly incorporated into the normal workday and met most criteria for an ideal peer review system. Clinically significant discrepancies were identified in 0.6% of cases, similar to published outcomes using the RADPEER system. Reviewed radiologists felt the process was worthwhile.

  5. 76 FR 63311 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-12

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: Risk, Health and Healthcare... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflicts: Asthma, Allergic...

  6. A review of the recommendations governing quality assurance of ultrasound systems used for guidance in prostate brachytherapy.

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    Doyle, Andrea Jane; King, Deirdre M; Browne, Jacinta E

    2017-12-01

    Ultrasound guided brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer has become a routine treatment option, due to many benefits including patient recovery and dose localisation [1]; however it is not clear whether the standards which govern the image quality for these systems are adequate. Upon review of the recommended standards for ultrasound systems used in prostate brachytherapy procedures, the recommended tests do not appear to be specific to the clinical application of ultrasound guided prostate brachytherapy. Rather they are generic and similar to those recommended for other clinical applications such as general abdominal scanning [2]. Furthermore, there is growing evidence that these tests should be specific to the clinical application [3,4] in order to gain meaningful data about the performance of the system for the application, and also to detect clinically relevant changes in quality control results. An additional problem is that there are no clinically relevant test phantom recommended for the quality assurance of ultrasound systems used in prostate brachytherapy. The image quality for this application of ultrasound needs to be monitored to ensure consistent levels of confidence in the procedure. This paper reviews the currently recommended test guidelines and test phantoms for ultrasound systems used in prostate brachytherapy from the different standard bodies and professional organisations. A critical analysis of those tests which are most reflective of the imaging and guidance tasks undertaken in an ultrasound guided prostate brachytherapy procedure will also be presented to inform the design of a TRUS quality assurance protocol. Copyright © 2017 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Eight years of IMRT quality assurance with ionization chambers and film dosimetry: experience of the montpellier comprehensive cancer center

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    2011-01-01

    Background To present the results of quality assurance (QA) in IMRT of film dosimetry and ionization chambers measurements with an eight year follow-up. Methods All treatment plans were validated under the linear accelerator by absolute and relative measures obtained with ionization chambers (IC) and with XomatV and EDR2 films (Kodak). Results The average difference between IC measured and computed dose at isocenter with the gantry angle of 0° was 0.07 ± 1.22% (average ± 1 SD) for 2316 prostate, 1.33 ± 3.22% for 808 head and neck (h&n), and 0.37 ± 0.62% for 108 measurements of prostate bed fields. Pelvic treatment showed differences of 0.49 ± 1.86% in 26 fields for prostate cases and 2.07 ± 2.83% in 109 fields of anal canal. Composite measurement at isocenter for each patient showed an average difference with computed dose of 0.05 ± 0.87% for 386 prostate, 1.49 ± 1.86% for 158 h&n, 0.37 ± 0.34% for 23 prostate bed, 0.80 ± 0.28% for 4 pelvis, and 2.31 ± 0.56% for 17 anal canal cases. On the first 250 h&n analyzed by film in absolute dose, the average of the points crossing a gamma index 3% and 3 mm was 93%. This value reached 99% for the prostate fields. Conclusion More than 3500 beams were found to be within the limits defined as validated for treatment between 2001 and 2008. PMID:21774795

  8. Methods for quality-assurance review of water-quality data in New Jersey

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    Brown, G. Allan; Pustay, Edward A.; Gibs, Jacob

    2003-01-01

    This report is an instructional and reference manual that describes methods developed and used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), New Jersey District, to assure the accuracy and precision of the results of analyses of surface- and ground-water samples received from analyzing laboratories and, ultimately, to ensure the integrity of water-quality data in USGS databases and published reports. A statistical-analysis computer program, COMP.PPL, is used to determine whether the values reported by the laboratories are internally consistent, whether they are reasonable when compared with values for samples previously collected at the same site, and whether they exceed applicable drinking-water regulations. The program output consists of three files -- QWREVIEW, QWOUTLIERS, and QWCALC. QWREVIEW presents the results of tests of chemical logic and shows values that exceed drinking-water regulations. QWOUTLIERS identifies values that fall outside the historical range of values for the site sampled. QWCALC shows values and calculations used for reference purposes.

  9. Actions Needed to Ensure Scientific and Technical Information is Adequately Reviewed at Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center, Langley Research Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center

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    2008-01-01

    This audit was initiated in response to a hotline complaint regarding the review, approval, and release of scientific and technical information (STI) at Johnson Space Center. The complainant alleged that Johnson personnel conducting export control reviews of STI were not fully qualified to conduct those reviews and that the reviews often did not occur until after the STI had been publicly released. NASA guidance requires that STI, defined as the results of basic and applied scientific, technical, and related engineering research and development, undergo certain reviews prior to being released outside of NASA or to audiences that include foreign nationals. The process includes technical, national security, export control, copyright, and trade secret (e.g., proprietary data) reviews. The review process was designed to preclude the inappropriate dissemination of sensitive information while ensuring that NASA complies with a requirement of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (the Space Act)1 to provide for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information resulting from NASA research activities. We focused our audit on evaluating the STI review process: specifically, determining whether the roles and responsibilities for the review, approval, and release of STI were adequately defined and documented in NASA and Center-level guidance and whether that guidance was effectively implemented at Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center, Langley Research Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center. Johnson was included in the review because it was the source of the initial complaint, and Goddard, Langley, and Marshall were included because those Centers consistently produce significant amounts of STI.

  10. Nutrition Program Quality Assurance through a Formalized Process of On-Site Program Review

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    Paddock, Joan Doyle; Dollahite, Jamie

    2012-01-01

    A protocol for a systematic onsite review of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education was developed to support quality programming and ensure compliance with state guidelines and federal regulations. Onsite review of local nutrition program operations is one strategy to meet this…

  11. 78 FR 25445 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Quality Assurance Requirements

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    2013-05-01

    ... of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved..., warranty, and other measures associated with quality requirements. Standard clauses related to inspection...

  12. Fukushima Daiichi Accident Study Information Portal Quality Assurance Review: Pre-Public Release

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    Kurt G. Vedros

    2012-01-01

    This design review compared the current product with the original intent set forth in the initial internet portal design found in the document: Fukushima Daiichi Database Design, Revision 5. The current revision of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident Study Information Portal (FDASIP) is 1.0.21. This revision is one that restricts access for each user based on roles granted by the project administrator. The public access revision is currently on the test server and will be considered in this review as well.

  13. Trauma Center Based Youth Violence Prevention Programs: An Integrative Review.

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    Mikhail, Judy Nanette; Nemeth, Lynne Sheri

    2016-12-01

    Youth violence recidivism remains a significant public health crisis in the United States. Violence prevention is a requirement of all trauma centers, yet little is known about the effectiveness of these programs. Therefore, this systematic review summarizes the effectiveness of trauma center-based youth violence prevention programs. A systematic review of articles from MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsychINFO databases was performed to identify eligible control trials or observational studies. Included studies were from 1970 to 2013, describing and evaluating an intervention, were trauma center based, and targeted youth injured by violence (tertiary prevention). The social ecological model provided the guiding framework, and findings are summarized qualitatively. Ten studies met eligibility requirements. Case management and brief intervention were the primary strategies, and 90% of the studies showed some improvement in one or more outcome measures. These results held across both social ecological level and setting: both emergency department and inpatient unit settings. Brief intervention and case management are frequent and potentially effective trauma center-based violence prevention interventions. Case management initiated as an inpatient and continued beyond discharge was the most frequently used intervention and was associated with reduced rearrest or reinjury rates. Further research is needed, specifically longitudinal studies using experimental designs with high program fidelity incorporating uniform direct outcome measures. However, this review provides initial evidence that trauma centers can intervene with the highest of risk patients and break the youth violence recidivism cycle. © The Author(s) 2015.

  14. Software Development Group. Software Review Center. Microcomputing Working Paper Series.

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    Perkey, Nadine; Smith, Shirley C.

    Two papers describe the roles of the Software Development Group (SDG) and the Software Review Center (SRC) at Drexel University. The first paper covers the primary role of the SDG, which is designed to assist Drexel faculty with the technical design and programming of courseware for the Apple Macintosh microcomputer; the relationship of the SDG…

  15. Centers for manufacturing technology: Industrial Advisory Committee Review

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    1995-10-01

    An advisory committee, composed of senior managers form industrial- sector companies and major manufacturing trade associations and representatives from appropriate educational institutions, meets semi-annually to review and advise the Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology (ORCMT) on its economic security program. Individual papers have been indexed separately for the database.

  16. Private animal health and welfare standards in quality assurance programmes: a review and proposed framework for critical evaluation.

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    More, S J; Hanlon, A; Marchewka, J; Boyle, L

    2017-06-24

    In recent years, 'private standards' in animal health and welfare have become increasingly common, and are often incorporated into quality assurance (QA) programmes. Here, we present an overview of the use of private animal health and welfare standards in QA programmes, and propose a generic framework to facilitate critical programme review. Private standards are being developed in direct response to consumer demand for QA, and offer an opportunity for product differentiation and a means to drive consumer choice. Nonetheless, a range of concerns have been raised, relating to the credibility of these standards, their potential as a discriminatory barrier to trade, the multiplicity of private standards that have been developed, the lack of consumer input and compliance costs. There is a need for greater scrutiny of private standards and of associated QA programmes. We propose a framework to clarify the primary programme goal(s) and measureable outputs relevant to animal health and welfare, the primary programme beneficiaries and to determine whether the programme is effective, efficient and transparent. This paper provides a theoretical overview, noting that this framework could be used as a tool directly for programme evaluation, or as a tool to assist with programme development and review. British Veterinary Association.

  17. Quality assurance in Zambia.

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    Reinke, J; Tembo, J; Limbambala, M F; Chikuta, S; Zaenger, D

    1996-01-01

    Primary health care reforms in Zambia have focused on the themes of effective leadership, community involvement, and improved service quality. To achieve these goals, the Ministry of Health's structure has been decentralized and a Health Reforms Implementation Team (including a Quality Assurance Unit) has been established. This unit collaborates with government and private sector organizations and professional groups in areas such as strategic planning, problem solving, facility assessment, standards setting, and indicator development. Each province has two linkage facilitators who provide district-level training and support to quality assurance coaches. As part of this process, staff at Nanga Rural Health Center in Mazabuka District selected patient privacy as a priority quality assurance issue and established an enclosed area for patient interviews. This measure facilitated increased patient disclosure about and comfort with discussing sensitive medical issues such as family planning and sexually transmitted diseases. Next, the health center staff examined the problem of pharmaceutical shortages, and user fees were identified as a means of purchasing commonly unavailable drugs. At the Magoye Rural Health Center, quality assurance assessment led to the consolidation of services such as infant weighing and immunization at the same location, thereby significantly increasing service utilization.

  18. Review of Quality Assurance in SKB's Repository Research Experiments

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    Hicks, T.W. [Galson Sciences Ltd, 5 Grosvenor House, Melton Road, Oakham(United Kingdom)

    2007-01-15

    SKB is preparing licence applications for a spent nuclear fuel encapsulation plant and repository which will be supported by the SR-Site safety report. A separate safety report, SR-Can, has been produced by SKB in preparation for the SR-Site report. SKI is in the process of reviewing the SR-Can safety report. In preparation for this review, and with a view to building confidence in SKB's research activities and understanding SKB's handling of data and other information, SKI has examined SKB's application of QA measures in the management and conduct of repository research and development projects that support the SR-Can safety assessment. These preliminary investigations will serve to support the preparation of more detailed quality and technical audits of SKB's repository safety assessment after the submission of a licence application. SKI's approach to this QA review is based on the consideration of quality-affecting aspects of a selection of SKB's research and development activities. As part of this review, SKI identified the need to examine quality-related aspects of some of the many experiments and investigations that form part of SKB's repository research programme. This report presents the findings of such a review, focusing on experiments concerned with the properties and performance of the engineered barrier system. First, in order to establish a broad understanding of QA requirements for repository scientific investigations, QA procedures implemented in the management of research and development activities for the low-level radioactive waste repository near Drigg in the UK and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Yucca Mountain repository projects in the US were studied. The QA procedures for experiments and tests undertaken in these projects were compared with those implemented by SKB. Key findings are: QA programmes have been implemented for each repository development programme in response to regulatory requirements

  19. The peer review system (PRS) for quality assurance and treatment improvement in radiation therapy

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    Le, Anh H. T.; Kapoor, Rishabh; Palta, Jatinder R.

    2012-02-01

    Peer reviews are needed across all disciplines of medicine to address complex medical challenges in disease care, medical safety, insurance coverage handling, and public safety. Radiation therapy utilizes technologically advanced imaging for treatment planning, often with excellent efficacy. Since planning data requirements are substantial, patients are at risk for repeat diagnostic procedures or suboptimal therapeutic intervention due to a lack of knowledge regarding previous treatments. The Peer Review System (PRS) will make this critical radiation therapy information readily available on demand via Web technology. The PRS system has been developed with current Web technology, .NET framework, and in-house DICOM library. With the advantages of Web server-client architecture, including IIS web server, SOAP Web Services and Silverlight for the client side, the patient data can be visualized through web browser and distributed across multiple locations by the local area network and Internet. This PRS will significantly improve the quality, safety, and accessibility, of treatment plans in cancer therapy. Furthermore, the secure Web-based PRS with DICOM-RT compliance will provide flexible utilities for organization, sorting, and retrieval of imaging studies and treatment plans to optimize the patient treatment and ultimately improve patient safety and treatment quality.

  20. A status review of photovoltaic power conversion equipment reliability, safety, and quality assurance protocols

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    Hacke, Peter; Lokanath, Sumanth; Williams, Paul; Vasan, Arvind; Sochor, Paul; TamizhMani, GovindaSamy; Shinohara, Hirofumi; Kurtz, Sarah

    2018-02-01

    Data indicate that the inverter is the element of the photovoltaic plant that has the highest number of service calls and the greatest operation and maintenance cost burden. This paper describes the projects and relevant background needed in developing design qualification standards that would serve to establish a minimum level of reliability, along with a review of photovoltaic inverter quality and safety standards, most of which are in their infancy. We compare stresses and levels for accelerated testing of inverters proposed in the standard drafts, and those proposed by manufacturers and purchasers of inverters. We also review bases for the methods, stress types, and stress levels for durability testing of key inverter components. Many of the test protocols appear to need more comprehensive inclusion of stress factors existing in the natural environment such as wind driven rain, dust, and grid disturbances. Further understanding of how temperature, humidity ingress, and voltage bias affect the inverters and their components is also required. We provide data indicating inconsistent quality of the inverters and the durability of components leading to greater cost for the photovoltaic plant operator. Accordingly, the recommendation for data collection within quality standards for obtaining cost of ownership metrics is made. Design validation testing using realistic operation, environmental, and connection conditions, including under end-use field conditions with feedback for continuous improvement is recommended for inclusion within a quality standard.

  1. The Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) Multi-site Quality Assurance Program for Cryopreserved Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

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    Sarzotti-Kelsoe, Marcella; Needham, Leila K.; Rountree, Wes; Bainbridge, John; Gray, Clive M.; Fiscus, Susan A.; Ferrari, Guido; Stevens, Wendy S.; Stager, Susan L.; Binz, Whitney; Louzao, Raul; Long, Kristy O.; Mokgotho, Pauline; Moodley, Niranjini; Mackay, Melanie; Kerkau, Melissa; McMillion, Takesha; Kirchherr, Jennifer; Soderberg, Kelly A.; Haynes, Barton F.; Denny, Thomas N.

    2014-01-01

    The Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) consortium was established to determine the host and virus factors associated with HIV transmission, infection and containment of virus replication, with the goal of advancing the development of an HIV protective vaccine. Studies to meet this goal required the use of cryopreserved Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell (PBMC) specimens, and therefore it was imperative that a quality assurance (QA) oversight program be developed to monitor PBMC samples obtained from study participants at multiple international sites. Nine site-affiliated laboratories in Africa and the USA collected and processed PBMCs, and cryopreserved PBMC were shipped to CHAVI repositories in Africa and the USA for long-term storage. A three-stage program was designed, based on Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP), to monitor PBMC integrity at each step of this process. The first stage evaluated the integrity of fresh PBMCs for initial viability, overall yield, and processing time at the site-affiliated laboratories (Stage 1); for the second stage, the repositories determined post-thaw viability and cell recovery of cryopreserved PBMC, received from the site-affiliated laboratories (Stage 2); the third stage assessed the long-term specimen storage at each repository (Stage 3). Overall, the CHAVI PBMC QA oversight program results highlight the relative importance of each of these stages to the ultimate goal of preserving specimen integrity from peripheral blood collection to long-term repository storage. PMID:24910414

  2. Review of optical wireless communications for data centers

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    Arnon, Shlomi

    2017-10-01

    A data center (DC) is a facility either physical or virtual, for running applications, searching, storage, management and dissemination of information known as cloud computing, which consume a huge amount of energy. A DC includes thousands of servers, communication and storage equipment and a support system including an air conditioning system, security, monitoring equipment and electricity regulator units. Data center operators face the challenges of meeting exponentially increasing demands for network bandwidth without unreasonable increases in operation and infrastructure cost. In order to meet the requirements of moderate increase in operation and infrastructure cost technology, a revolution is required. One way to overcome the shortcomings of traditional static (wired) data center architectures is use of a hybrid network based on fiber and optical wireless communication (OWC) or free space optics (FSO). The OWC link could be deployed on top of the existing cable/fiber network layer, so that live migration could be done easily and dynamically. In that case the network topology is flexible and adapts quickly to changes in traffic, heat distribution, power consumption and characteristics of the applications. In addition, OWC could provide an easy way to maintain and scale up data centers. As a result total cost of ownership could be reduced and the return on investment could be increased. In this talk we will review the main OWC technologies applicable for data centers, indicate how energy could be saved using OWC multichannel communication and discuss the issue of OWC pointing accuracy for data center scenario.

  3. Quality assurance

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    Gillespie, B.M.; Gleckler, B.P.

    1995-06-01

    This section of the 1994 Hanford Site Environmental Report summarizes the quality assurance and quality control practices of Hanford Site environmental monitoring and surveillance programs. Samples are analyzed according to documented standard analytical procedures. This section discusses specific measures taken to ensure quality in project management, sample collection, and analytical results.

  4. Quality assurance review of training in oral and maxillofacial surgery by the General Medical Council: areas of good practice, requirements, and recommendations.

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    Sandhu, Davinder P S; Dover, Michael Stephen; Lay, Sarah

    2016-04-01

    The purpose of this paper is to disseminate the outcome of the 2012/13 UK-wide quality assurance review of postgraduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) by the General Medical Council (GMC), as part of its review of small specialties. OMF surgeons need to be aware of the evidence on which the conclusions are based, and to know about the strengths of the specialty and the areas for future development so that postgraduate training, and ultimately the outcomes for patients, can be improved. This paper, by the authors involved in the review, summarises the salient points and is not a verbatim report. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  5. 76 FR 65203 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-20

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive..., [email protected] . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Academic...

  6. 78 FR 72902 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-12-04

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Member Conflict: Molecular and Cellular... Conference Call). Contact Person: Carole L Jelsema, Ph.D., Chief and Scientific Review Officer, Center for...: Delvin Knight, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of...

  7. Putting women at the center: a review of Indian policy to address person-centered care in maternal and newborn health, family planning and abortion

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    Aradhana Srivastava

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Person-centered care is a critical component of quality care, essential to enable treatment adherence, and maximize health outcomes. Improving the quality of health services is a key strategy to achieve the new global target of zero preventable maternal deaths by 2030. Recognizing this, the Government of India has in the last decade initiated a number of strategies to address quality of care in health and family welfare services. Methods We conducted a policy review of quality improvement strategies in India from 2005 to 15, covering three critical areas– maternal and newborn health, family planning, and abortion (MNHFP + A. Based on Walt and Gilson’s policy triangle framework, we analyzed the extent to which policies incorporated person-centered care, while identifying unaddressed issues. Data was sourced from Government of India websites, scientific and grey literature databases. Results Twenty-two national policy documents, comprising two policy statements and 20 implementation guidelines of specific schemes were included in the review. Quality improvement strategies span infrastructure, commodities, human resources, competencies, and accountability that are driving quality assurance in MNHFP + A services. However, several implementation challenges have affected compliance with person-centered care, thereby affecting utilization and outcomes. Conclusion Focus on person-centered care in Indian MNHFP + A policy has increased in recent years. Nevertheless, some aspects must still be strengthened, such as positive interpersonal behavior, information sharing and promptness of care. Implementation can be improved through better provider training, patient feedback and monitoring mechanisms. Moreover, unless persisting structural challenges are addressed implementation of person-centered care in facilities will not be effective.

  8. Systemic Assurance

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    2015-07-31

    benefits. The first is direct: Cost- effective and rapid recertification is essential to support the development of systems that must adapt to changes...simulations, cyber-physical robotic systems, and extremely large commercial Java programs. An important goal is to develop incrementally compostable ...combinations of models, practices, and tools for obtaining the most cost- and schedule- effective combinations for the assurance of necessary system

  9. 78 FR 58547 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Neurobiology, genetics, stress and mood... Committee: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Integrated Review Group; Host Interactions with Bacterial...

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    2010-09-13

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Special Topics: Topics in Bacterial... Epidemiology Integrated Review Group, Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section. Date: October 20-21...

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    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Genetics... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Bacterial Pathogenesis Study Section. Date: February 16...

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Drug Discovery for Pain, Addiction and... . Name of Committee: Emerging Technologies and Training Neurosciences Integrated Review Group...

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    ..., [email protected] . Name of Committee: Bioengineering Sciences & Technologies Integrated Review Group... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Behavioral Interventions...

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    2012-09-19

    ... Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Diseases and Pathophysiology of the Visual... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Health Services Organization and Delivery...

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    ... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Cancer Therapeutics. Date: March 8... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Genetics and Epigenetics in...

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    2012-02-17

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Cardiovascular Development... Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Regulation of Growth and Epilepsy. Date: March 14, 2012. Time: 1... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Cardiovascular Sciences...

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    2013-06-21

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA Panel: Molecular and Cellular Substrates...., Washington, DC 20015. Contact Person: Deborah L Lewis, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for...

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    2013-08-01

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Member Conflict: Molecular and Cellular... Conference Call). Contact Person: Peter B Guthrie, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific...

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    ... Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: Physiology and Pathobiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Cell Biology. Date...

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    2013-05-23

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR10-169: Academic Industrial Partnership..., BCMB IRG, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4166...

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    2013-12-03

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review, Special Emphasis Panel, Brain Disorders in the Developing World... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...). Contact Person: Samuel C Edwards, Ph.D., IRG CHIEF, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of...

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    2012-01-19

    ... Person: Ai-Ping Zou, MD, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review... Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact Person: Jonathan K. Ivins, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center...

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Bioengineering Sciences & Technologies Integrated Review Group; Modeling and Analysis of...-237- 2693, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Cell Biology Integrated Review Group; Cellular...

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Oral Microbiology. Date... . Name of Committee: Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences Integrated Review Group; Skeletal Biology... and Microbiology Integrated Review Group; Host Interactions with Bacterial Pathogens Study Section...

  5. Licensing an assured isolation facility for low-level radioactive waste. Volume 2: Recommendations on the content and review of an application

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    Silverman, D.J.; Bauser, M.A. [Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, Washington, DC (United States); Baird, R.D. [Rogers and Associates Engineering Corp., Salt Lake City, UT (United States)

    1998-07-01

    This report provides a detailed set of proposed criteria and guidance for the preparation of a license application for an assured isolation facility (AIF). The report is intended to provide a detailed planning basis upon which a prospective applicant may begin pre-licensing discussions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and initiate development of a license application. The report may also be useful to the NRC or to state regulatory agencies that may be asked to review such an application. Volume 1 of this report provides background information, and describes the licensing approach and methodology. Volume 2 identifies specific information that is recommended for inclusion in a license application.

  6. 78 FR 42968 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-07-18

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA: Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain...., Washington, DC 20015. Contact Person: Suzan Nadi, Ph.D., MD, FAAP, MSC, Scientific Review Officer, Center for..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Samuel C Edwards, Ph.D., IRG CHIEF, Center...

  7. 78 FR 64512 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-10-29

    [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-0910, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict...

  8. Changing the Safety and Mission Assurance (S and MA) Paradigm

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    Malone, Roy W.; Safie, Fayssal M.

    2010-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the change in the work and impact of the Safety and Mission Assurance directorate at Marshall Space Flight Center. It reviews the background and the reasons given for a strong Safety & Mission Assurance presence in all planning for space flight. This was pointed out by the Rogers Commission Report after the Space Challenger accident, by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) and by a 2006 NASA Exploration Safety Study (NESS) Team. The overall objective of the work in this area was to improve and maintain S&MA expertise and skills. Training for this work was improved and the S&MA organization was reorganized. This has resulted in a paradigm shift for NASA's safety efforts, which is described. The presentation then reviews the impact of the new S&MA work in the Ares I design and development.

  9. 77 FR 15783 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Review: ``Presynaptic Mechanisms of Neural Plasticity''. Date: April 3-4, 2012. Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Fellowships: Infectious Diseases and...

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    2013-12-23

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Plasticity and Neural Stem Cells. Date: January 7, 2014. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Analysis of Retinal Diseases. Date: October... Business: Orthopedic and Skeletal Biology. Date: November 8, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  12. 77 FR 38075 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowship: Immunology. Date: July 12-13... cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Review of Immunology AREA..., Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846...

  13. 75 FR 6676 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-02-10

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Trafficking, Opioid Receptors, Addiction, and Antidepressants. Date: March 3, 2010. Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

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    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR11-031: Brain Disorders in the Developing World. Date: August 3... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: HIV Therapeutics. Date...

  15. 77 FR 33751 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-06-07

    ... Menzel, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health... Conference Call). Contact Person: Geoffrey G. Schofield, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for... Emphasis Panel RFA Panel: Molecular and Cellular Substrates of Complex Brain Disorders. Date: June 29, 2012...

  16. 78 FR 15729 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...). Contact Person: Careen K Tang-Toth, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review...: Molecular and Cellular Substrates of Complex Brain Disorders. Date: March 29, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00...., Washington, DC 20036. Contact Person: Deborah L Lewis, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for...

  17. 78 FR 42969 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel;, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. Date...). Contact Person: Richard D Crosland, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Elaine Sierra-Rivera, Ph.D., Scientific...

  18. Quality assurance manual: Volume 2, Appendices

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    Oijala, J.E.

    1988-06-01

    This paper contains quality assurance information on departments of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Particular quality assurance policies and standards discussed are on: Mechanical Systems; Klystron and Microwave Department; Electronics Department; Plant Engineering; Accelerator Department; Purchasing; and Experimental Facilities Department. (LSP)

  19. Portal hypertensive biliopathy: A single center experience and literature review.

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    Suárez, Vanessa; Puerta, Andrés; Santos, Luisa Fernanda; Pérez, Juan Manuel; Varón, Adriana; Botero, Rafael Claudino

    2013-03-27

    Portal hypertensive biliopathy (PHB) is characterized by anatomical and functional abnormalities of the intrahepatic, extrahepatic and pancreatic ducts, in patients with portal hypertension associated to extrahepatic portal vein obstruction and less frequently to cirrhosis. These morphological changes, consisting in dilatation and stenosis of the biliary tree, are due to extensive venous collaterals occurring in an attempt to decompress the portal venous blockage. It is usually asymptomatic until it progresses to more advanced stages with cholestasis, jaundice, biliary sludge, gallstones, cholangitis and finally biliary cirrhosis. Imaging modalities of the biliary tree such as Doppler ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography are essential to establish the diagnosis and the need of therapeutical interventions. Once the diagnosis is established, treatment with ursodesoxycholic acid seems to be beneficial. Decompression of the biliary tree to dilate, remove stones or implant biliary prosthesis by endoscopic or surgical procedures (hepato-yeyunostomy) usually resolves the cholestatic picture and prevents septic complications. The ideal treatment is the decompression of the portal system, with transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt or a surgical porto-systemic shunt. Unfortunately, few patients will be candidates for these procedures due to the extension of the thrombotic process. The purpose of this paper is to report the first 3 cases of PHB seen in a Colombian center and to review the literature.

  20. 77 FR 63844 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-17

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowship: Personality Studies. Date... Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes. Date: November 14, 2012. ] Time...

  1. 78 FR 40487 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-07-05

    ... patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications... Review Special Emphasis Panel; Biomedical Technology Research Center: A Biomedical- Informatics Research...

  2. 77 FR 60446 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-03

    ... Special Emphasis Panel; PAR10-174: International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Cardiovascular and Surgical...

  3. 78 FR 50066 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-08-16

    ... Special Emphasis Panel; Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Date: September 17, 2013. Time... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Genes, Genomes, Genetics Member...

  4. 78 FR 16860 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-03-19

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Neuronal Communication. Date: April 5, 2013... Panel; Member Conflict: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences. Date: April 9...

  5. 77 FR 74675 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-12-17

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Oral Microbiology and Salivary Glands. Date: January 18, 2013 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

  6. 76 FR 31619 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-06-01

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Molecular Genetics Applications. Date: June... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis. Date: June 23-24, 2011. Time: 8 a...

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    2011-11-28

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Exercise and Cardiovascular System. Date... Development of Cancer Therapeutics. Date: December 8, 2011. Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

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    2013-09-25

    [email protected] . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Academic... Literacy. Date: October 18, 2013. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

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    2011-05-10

    ... Committee: Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Integrated Review Group; Biomedical... Emphasis Panel; Computational Modeling and Sciences for Biomedical and Clinical Applications. Date: June 20... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Shared Instrumentation Grant Program MRI S10...

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    2011-05-05

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Biomedical Imaging Technology--A. Date: June... Review ] Group; Instrumentation and Systems Development Study Section. Date: June 15-16, 2011. Time: 8 a...

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    2013-10-29

    ... of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Biomedical Sensing, Measurement and Instrumentation. Date: November 8, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

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    2011-04-28

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Adult Psychopathology and Disorders of Aging... Integrated Review Group; Brain Injury and Neurovascular Pathologies Study Section. Date: June 6-7, 2011. Time...

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    2011-02-04

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Non-HIV Diagnostics, Food Safety... Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS Molecular and Cellular Biology Study Section. Date: March 9, 2011...

  14. 76 FR 64090 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-17

    [email protected] . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Oxidative Stress, Aging, and Transmitters. Date: November 9-10, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  15. 78 FR 7790 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-02-04

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions: Overflow. Date: March 1, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

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    2011-09-23

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions: Overflow. Date: October 21, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

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    2010-06-10

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Risk Prevention and Intervention for Addictions Overflow. Date: July 1-2, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

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    2013-09-20

    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Risk, Prevention, and Intervention for Addictions Overflow. Date: October 17-18, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review...

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    2013-05-14

    ... Committee: Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies Integrated Review Group; Health Services Organization and... Committee: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Clinical Neuroscience and... Person: Samuel C Edwards, Ph.D., Chief, Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience, Center for Scientific...

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    ...: Bukhtiar H. Shah, Ph.D., DVM, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes... Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Contact Person: Serena Chu, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, BBBP IRG..., Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group; Cellular, Molecular and Integrative...

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    2012-08-30

    ... Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Molecular... Street NW., Washington, DC 20001. Contact Person: Deborah L. Lewis, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer.... Chen, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health...

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    2011-06-08

    ... Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Visual and Vestibular Systems. Date: July 12-13, 2011. Time: 3 p.m. to 6 p... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR-10-276: Research in Biomedicine and...

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    2011-01-31

    ...: Research on Neuropathic Pain or Neural Plasticity Promoting Collaborative Brain Research. Date: February 24... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Transplantation and Tumor...

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    2011-03-10

    ... Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Presynaptic Mechanisms of Neural Plasticity. Date: March 29-31, 2011. Time... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: AIDS Predoctoral and...

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    2010-09-16

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Skeletal Biology. Date... Conflicts: Computational Data Management and Analysis. Date: October 7-8, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m...

  6. 78 FR 15729 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-03-12

    ... Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4110, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1215, [email protected]csr.nih...-435- 1715, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1166, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review...

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    2012-02-14

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  8. 76 FR 63315 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-12

    ..., Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR-11-216: Early Phase Clinical Trials in... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Synthetic and Biological Chemistry. Date...

  9. 78 FR 64226 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-10-28

    ... patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; SBIR/STTR HDM Informatics. Date: October 30... 2013. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; SBIR/STTR HDM Informatics...

  10. 77 FR 31625 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-29

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Clinical Neurophysiology, Devices, Neuroprosthetics, and Biosensors. Date: June 21-22, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To...

  11. Experiential Learning: A Review of College Health Centers

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    Greaney, Elizabeth J.

    2010-01-01

    This exploratory study was conducted using a descriptive design and examined the use of college health centers for academic internships and clinical rotations. In addition, the study examined the relationship among health center director and school characteristics and the presence of academic internships or clinical rotations and the directors'…

  12. Compliance Assurance Monitoring

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    Compliance assurance monitoring is intended to provide a reasonable assurance of compliance with applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act for large emission units that rely on pollution control device equipment to achieve compliance.

  13. Real-Time Pretreatment Review Limits Unacceptable Deviations on a Cooperative Group Radiation Therapy Technique Trial: Quality Assurance Results of RTOG 0933

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    Gondi, Vinai, E-mail: vgondi@chicagocancer.org [Cadence Brain Tumor Center and CDH Proton Center, Warrenville, Illinois (United States); University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin (United States); Cui, Yunfeng [Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Mehta, Minesh P. [University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (United States); Manfredi, Denise [Radiation Therapy Oncology Group—RTQA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Xiao, Ying; Galvin, James M. [Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Rowley, Howard [University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin (United States); Tome, Wolfgang A. [Montefiore Medical Center and Institute for Onco-Physics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York (United States)

    2015-03-01

    Purpose: RTOG 0933 was a phase II trial of hippocampal avoidance during whole brain radiation therapy for patients with brain metastases. The results demonstrated improvement in short-term memory decline, as compared with historical control individuals, and preservation of quality of life. Integral to the conduct of this trial were quality assurance processes inclusive of pre-enrollment credentialing and pretreatment centralized review of enrolled patients. Methods and Materials: Before enrolling patients, all treating physicians and sites were required to successfully complete a “dry-run” credentialing test. The treating physicians were credentialed based on accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging–computed tomography image fusion and hippocampal and normal tissue contouring, and the sites were credentialed based on protocol-specified dosimetric criteria. Using the same criteria, pretreatment centralized review of enrolled patients was conducted. Physicians enrolling 3 consecutive patients without unacceptable deviations were permitted to enroll further patients without pretreatment review, although their cases were reviewed after treatment. Results: In all, 113 physicians and 84 sites were credentialed. Eight physicians (6.8%) failed hippocampal contouring on the first attempt; 3 were approved on the second attempt. Eight sites (9.5%) failed intensity modulated radiation therapy planning on the first attempt; all were approved on the second attempt. One hundred thirteen patients were enrolled in RTOG 0933; 100 were analyzable. Eighty-seven cases were reviewed before treatment; 5 (5.7%) violated the eligibility criteria, and 21 (24%) had unacceptable deviations. With feedback, 18 cases were approved on the second attempt and 2 cases on the third attempt. One patient was treated off protocol. Twenty-two cases were reviewed after treatment; 1 (4.5%) violated the eligibility criteria, and 5 (23%) had unacceptable deviations. Conclusions: Although >95% of the

  14. 75 FR 53317 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-08-31

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...: Bioengineering Sciences & Technologies Integrated Review Group, Biodata Management and Analysis Study Section....nih.gov . Name of Committee: Cell Biology Integrated Review Group, Cellular Signaling and Regulatory...

  15. 78 FR 55752 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... & Technologies Integrated Review Group; Modeling and Analysis of Biological Systems Study Section. Date: October...: Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences Integrated Review Group, Skeletal Muscle and Exercise Physiology Study...

  16. 76 FR 1442 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-01-10

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Integrated Review Group; Skeletal Muscle and Exercise Physiology Study Section. Date: February 8-9, 2011... Integrated Review Group; Biodata Management and Analysis Study Section. Date: February 9-10, 2011. Time: 8 a...

  17. 78 FR 54259 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-03

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Physiology and Pathophysiology. Date: September 26, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and...: Bioengineering Sciences & Technologies Integrated Review Group; Biodata Management and Analysis Study Section...

  18. 75 FR 59728 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-28

    ..., [email protected] . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Tooth Development and Mineralization. Date: November 3, 2010. Time: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowship: Technology Development. Date: November 17-18, 2010...

  19. 78 FR 7791 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-02-04

    ... Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Neurodifferentiation... Island Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005. Contact Person: Joanne T Fujii, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer... Circle NW., Washington, DC 20005. Contact Person: Jin Huang, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for...

  20. 78 FR 2679 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-14

    ...: Sheraton DFW Airport, 4440 W. John Carpenter Frwy., Irving, TX 75063. Contact Person: Liangbiao Zheng, Ph.D...: Bukhtiar H. Shah, DVM, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes....gov . Name of Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group...

  1. 78 FR 59361 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-26

    ...: Wenchi Liang, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of... . Name of Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Cellular... Inn Select), 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Toby Behar, Ph.D., Scientific...

  2. 77 FR 24972 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-04-26

    ..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: John Bleasdale, Ph.D., Scientific Review... Integrated Review Group; Cellular and Molecular Immunology--B Study Section. Date: May 23-24, 2012. Time: 8 a... Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Betty Hayden, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center...

  3. 77 FR 55852 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-11

    ... Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Neurogenesis and Cell... 22202. Contact Person: Joanne T Fujii, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review...-1178, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience...

  4. User-centered design to develop clinical applications. Literature review.

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    Luna, Daniel; Quispe, María; Gonzalez, Zulma; Alemrares, Alfredo; Risk, Marcelo; Garcia Aurelio, Mauro; Otero, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    User-centered design is mentioned by Norman as "the need for a design that uses the natural properties of the individuals, exploiting the relationships and constraints and focusing on the needs and interests of the user, in order to make the final products usable and understandable". This is also important in health developments. The objective of this paper is to search and analyze articles in the healthcare field where user-centered design principles have been applied. We describe findings in this topic from articles published between January 1995 and September 2014.

  5. Quality assurance in materials and construction

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    2007-06-01

    This review is a product of the FHWA 2006, National Review Program (NRP). Quality Assurance (QA) was selected for review in 2006 because the program was ranked as one of the top five areas of interest for review by FHWA. Over the last 10 years an ave...

  6. 76 FR 74777 - National Marine Protected Areas Center External Review

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    2011-12-01

    ... feedback, including public comment on the program's approach to balancing competing priorities. All... 10, 2012. ADDRESSES: This announcement contains guidance on how to provide feedback, including some... download via the Internet on the MPA Center Web site at: http://www.mpa.gov/aboutmpas/mpacenter/ . You may...

  7. Computer Center: Software Review: The DynaPulse 200M.

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    Pankiewicz, Philip R., Ed.

    1995-01-01

    Reviews the DynaPulse 200M Education Edition microcomputer-based laboratory, which combines interactive software with curriculum and medical instrumentation to teach students about the cardiovascular system. (MKR)

  8. Construction quality assurance report

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    Roscha, V.

    1994-09-08

    This report provides a summary of the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and test results, including: The results of the geosynthetic and soil materials conformance testing. The observation and testing results associates with the installation of the soil liners. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the HDPE geomembrane liner systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the leachate collection and removal systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the working surfaces. The observation and testing results associated with in-plant manufacturing process. Summary of submittal reviews by Golder Construction Services, Inc. The submittal and certification of the piping material specifications. The observation and verification associated of the Acceptance Test Procedure results of the operational equipment functions. Summary of the ECNs which are incorporated into the project.

  9. FESA Quality Assurance

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    CERN. Geneva

    2015-01-01

    FESA is a framework used by 100+ developers at CERN to design and implement the real-time software used to control the accelerators. Each new version must be tested and qualified to ensure that no backward compatibility issues have been introduced and that there is no major bug which might prevent accelerator operations. Our quality assurance approach is based on code review and a two-level testing process. The first level is made of unit-test (Python unittest & Google tests for C++). The second level consists of integration tests running on an isolated test environment. We also use a continuous integration service (Bamboo) to ensure the tests are executed periodically and the bugs caught early. In the presentation, we will explain the reasons why we took this approach, the results and some thoughts on the pros and cons.

  10. 75 FR 21007 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-04-22

    ... applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: SAT and BTSS Study Sections...

  11. 75 FR 76995 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2010-12-10

    ... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Small Business: Biological Chemistry and...

  12. 76 FR 43335 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-07-20

    ... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Biological Chemistry and...

  13. 75 FR 20852 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-04-21

    ... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Biological Chemistry and...

  14. 76 FR 46822 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2011-08-03

    ... Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Physiological Chemistry and...

  15. 78 FR 66022 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2013-11-04

    ....306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Biological Chemistry...

  16. 78 FR 51735 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-08-21

    ....306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Biological Chemistry and...

  17. 78 FR 36789 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-06-19

    ... Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: Chemistry...

  18. 77 FR 54921 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-06

    ... of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Bacterial... Genetics and Epidemiology: Collaborative Applications. Date: October 5, 2012. Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda...

  19. 77 FR 37422 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-06-21

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Stem Cell Self-Renewal and... Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences. Date: July 18-19, 2012. Time: 8:00...

  20. 76 FR 5595 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-02-01

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Immunology. Date: February... . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical...

  1. 77 FR 26771 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-07

    ...; Societal and Ethical Issues in Research Study Section. Date: June 4, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Obesity-Clinical Research...

  2. 77 FR 71604 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-12-03

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Topics in Nanotechnology and Tissue... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333...

  3. 76 FR 47218 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-08-04

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflicts: Liver Pathobiology and..., [email protected] . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine...

  4. 75 FR 48977 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-08-12

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Liver Diseases. Date: August 24, 2010. Time... Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93...

  5. 77 FR 65567 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-29

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Skeletal Muscle Biology... Panel; PAR Panel: Newborn Disorders. Date: November 28, 2012. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To...

  6. 76 FR 63314 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-12

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Skeletal Muscle. Date... Panel, Neurologic Disorders and Development. Date: November 3, 2011. Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To...

  7. 76 FR 58284 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-09-20

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Chronic Fatigue Syndromes, Date: October 25-26, 2011... 5202, MSC 7850, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-0910, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Genes...

  8. 76 FR 24891 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-05-03

    ..., Room 5183, MSC 7840, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301.408.9435, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Cell...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Prokaryotic Biology. Date: June 9, 2011. Time: 6 p.m...

  9. 75 FR 57042 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-17

    [email protected] . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Risk Prevention and Intervention Addictions: Overflow. Date: October 14-15, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To...

  10. 77 FR 5033 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-01

    [email protected] . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions: Overflow. Date: February 23-24, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda...

  11. 76 FR 66075 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-25

    ... Special Emphasis Panel, DA-12-004: The Placebo Effect: Mechanisms and Methodology (R21). Date: November 30...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, DA-12-003: The Placebo Effect: Mechanisms and...

  12. 77 FR 50139 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-08-20

    ... patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Skeletal Integrity and Environment. Date...

  13. 75 FR 66113 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-10-27

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Skeletal Muscle and Exercise... Emphasis Panel, RFA Panel: Developmental Pharmacology. Date: December 6-7, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m...

  14. 77 FR 13135 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-03-05

    ...: Host defense, lung injury and lung molecular biology and epigenetics. Date: March 27, 2012. Time: 9 a.m... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Cancer Biology, Genetics...

  15. 77 FR 58853 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-24

    ... patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Member Conflict: Social Psychology, Family...

  16. 77 FR 41192 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-07-12

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Immune Mechanism. Date... A. Baum, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. BILLING CODE 4140-01-P ...

  17. 78 FR 43218 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-07-19

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Immune Mechanism. Date.... Melanie J. Gray, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. BILLING CODE 4140-01-P ...

  18. 75 FR 6040 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2010-02-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Panel, February 24, 2010, 6 p.m. to February 26, 2010, 4 p.m., Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South...

  19. Review of a Proposal for a New Community College Center in Vallejo. Report 10-15

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    Wilson, Stacy; Fuller, Ryan

    2010-01-01

    This report provides a staff review of a proposal by the Solano Community College District to convert its existing facility in Vallejo to a state-approved off-campus educational center of Solano Community College. Educational centers can be a cost-effective means for meeting educational needs of a region through agreements with local high schools,…

  20. 77 FR 5259 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-02

    ..., (301) 435- 0952, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special... 7892, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1043, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for..., 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3218, MSC 7843, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 408-9164, [email protected]csr.nih.gov...

  1. 75 FR 63494 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-10-15

    ... 20892. 301-408-9098. csr.nih.gov ">[email protected] csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific...-435-2365. csr.nih.gov ">[email protected] csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review... 5154, MSC 7840, Bethesda, MD 20892. 301-408- 9971. fanpcommat; csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of Federal...

  2. 78 FR 5468 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-25

    ...-4445, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel... 7770, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 0694, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for... Rockledge Drive, Room 5211, MSC 7854, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 0484, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of...

  3. 76 FR 30372 - Center for Scientific Review; Meetings

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    2011-05-25

    ... Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Speech and Cognition. Date: June 9-10, 2011. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m...: Emotion, Stress and Health. Date: June 20, 2011. Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  4. Patient-centered pharmacovigilance: A review | Saleh | Tropical ...

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    The studies were extracted from seven databases, viz, Google Scholars, Medline, Academic Search Complete “EBSCO”, Health and Medical Complete ProQuest, Science Direct- Elsevier, SCOPUS and Wiley Online Library. Results: The review revealed that although the reports by patients were of good quality, the patients' ...

  5. 78 FR 25280 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-04-30

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Cancer Therapeutics. Date..., [email protected] . Name of Committee: Oncology 2--Translational Clinical Integrated Review Group Basic Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics Study Section. Date: May 24, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To...

  6. 77 FR 9672 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-17

    ....333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878, 93.892... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowship: Chemistry, Biochemistry....nih.gov . Name of Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; Behavioral and Social...

  7. 78 FR 66371 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-11-05

    ... Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93... Biological Chemistry B. Date: November 21, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Clinical Molecular Imaging and Probe Development...

  8. 78 FR 33427 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-06-04

    ... Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, and Neuroimmunology. Date... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Systemic Injury by Environmental Exposure....306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93...

  9. 77 FR 33474 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-06-06

    ... Review Group; Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes Study Section. Date: June 25, 2012. Time: 8... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Date...; Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy Study Section. Date: June 25, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Agenda...

  10. 75 FR 78716 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-12-16

    ... a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  11. 76 FR 35225 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-06-16

    ... a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  12. 75 FR 9907 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-03-04

    ... a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: The Ritz-Carlton... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  13. 77 FR 8888 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-15

    ... 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, 4375... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  14. 78 FR 32260 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-05-29

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Cancer Therapeutics. Date: June 24, 2013...: Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences Integrated Review Group Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences Study..., (301) 827-6390, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Digestive, Kidney and Urological Systems...

  15. 78 FR 64513 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-10-29

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Cell Biology. Date: November 21-22, 2013. Time: 8... Omics Data Analysis for Discovery in Lung Diseases. Date: November 21, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m...

  16. 78 FR 3904 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-17

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...; Modeling and Analysis of Biological Systems Study Section. Date: February 12-13, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4...-3323, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Cell Biology Integrated Review Group; Membrane Biology...

  17. 77 FR 56216 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-12

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Bioengineering Sciences & Technologies Integrated Review Group; Biodata Management and Analysis... Analysis of Biological Systems Study Section. Date: October 11-12, 2012 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To...

  18. 75 FR 57969 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-23

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Review Special Emphasis Panel; Bone Biology and Imaging. Date: October 26-27, 2010. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m... Special Emphasis Panel; PAR-10-146: Social Network Analysis and Health. Date: November 1-2, 2010. Time: 8...

  19. 75 FR 60466 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-30

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Neuropsychology, Aging and Neuroimaging... Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Adult Psychopathology and Disorders of Aging. Date: October 27-28, 2010... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Studies in Digestive...

  20. 77 FR 59935 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-01

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR 12-017: Shared Instrumentation: Data...: Biomedical Glycomics. Date: October 29-31, 2012. Time: 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  1. Mental Health Services in School-Based Health Centers: Systematic Review

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    Bains, Ranbir Mangat; Diallo, Ana F.

    2016-01-01

    Mental health issues affect 20-25% of children and adolescents, of which few receive services. School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide access to mental health services to children and adolescents within their schools. A systematic review of literature was undertaken to review evidence on the effectiveness of delivery of mental health services…

  2. 76 FR 53688 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...- 1041, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Population Sciences and Epidemiology Integrated Review... 20892, (301) 435- 1712, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special..., (301) 435- 1712, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Digestive, Kidney and Urological Systems...

  3. 77 FR 29673 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PA:12-006: Academic Research...: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Integrated Review Group; Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Emotion, Stress and... Special Emphasis Panel; PAR10-169: Academic Industrial Partnership. Date: June 14, 2012. Time: 12:00 p.m...

  4. 78 FR 13363 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person...: Heterochromatin and the HP1 Platform. Date: March 20-21, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and..., (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Michael H Chaitin, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for...

  5. 77 FR 76055 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Biological Chemistry and...--Translational Clinical Integrated Review Group; Basic Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics Study Section. Date...

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    ... Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS Molecular and Cellular Biology Study Section. Date: November 19...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowship: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and...; Oral Microbiology and Cell Biology. Date: November 19, 2012. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Agenda: To...

  7. 78 FR 60296 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  8. 76 FR 47595 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  9. 77 FR 66855 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., Psychological, Pain and Therapy. Date: November 13, 2012. Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business Non-HIV Diagnostics, Food Safety... Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306...

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    ..., Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section. Date: May 16-17, 2011. Time:8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Technologies for Healthy Independent Living... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA Panel: Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral...

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    ... Sciences and Technologies: AREA Review. Date: March 27-28, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Digestive Sciences. Date... Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Risk, Prevention, and Health Behavior. Date: March 27-28, 2013...

  12. 76 FR 62082 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... applications in Child Language, Cognition, and Psychopathology. Date: June 19, 2012. Time: 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p... Committee: Cell Biology Integrated Review Group, Development--1 Study Section. Date: June 13-14, 2012. Time...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Lung Development and Emphysema Member Conflicts...

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    ... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Skeletal Muscle Biology, Physiology and Disease. Date... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Special Emphasis Panel Member Conflict: Neuronal Channels and Receptors Structure and Function. Date: June...

  19. Quality assurance and marketing.

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    Demby, N A

    1985-07-01

    Although considerable efforts have been directed toward the development and utilization of marketing strategies for dental practices, little if any information exists in the specific area of the role quality assurance may play in marketing dental services. This article describes and analyzes the current relationship between quality assurance and marketing, given the complex array of factors on the horizon that may affect how dentistry is organized and delivered. It must become the role of the profession to see that the alliance between marketing and quality assurance continues and is utilized to assure the quality of care provided and accountability to the public.

  20. Five-year external reviews of the eight Department of Interior Climate Science Centers: Southeast Climate Science Center

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    Rice, Kenneth G.; Beier, Paul; Breault, Tim; Middleton, Beth A.; Peck, Myron A.; Tirpak, John M.; Ratnaswamy, Mary; Austen, Douglas; Harrison, Sarah

    2017-01-01

    In 2008, the U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) within the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI). Housed administratively within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NCCWSC is part of the DOI’s ongoing mission to meet the challenges of climate change and its effects on wildlife and aquatic resources. From 2010 through 2012, NCCWSC established eight regional DOI Climate Science Centers (CSCs). Each of these regional CSCs operated with the mission to “synthesize and integrate climate change impact data and develop tools that the Department’s managers and partners can use when managing the Department’s land, water, fish and wildlife, and cultural heritage resources” (Salazar 2009). The model developed by NCCWSC for the regional CSCs employed a dual approach of a federal USGS-staffed component and a parallel host-university component established competitively through a 5-year cooperative agreement with NCCWSC. At the conclusion of this 5-year agreement, a review of each CSC was undertaken, with the Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC) review in February 2016. The SE CSC is hosted by North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is physically housed within the NCSU Department of Applied Ecology along with the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology, the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CFWRU), and the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Southeast Regional Climate Hub is based at NCSU as is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southeast Regional Climate Center, the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the NOAA National Weather Service, the State Climate Office of North Carolina, and the U.S. Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center. This creates a strong core of organizations operating in

  1. Person-Centered Learning using Peer Review Method – An Evaluation and a Concept for Student-Centered Classrooms

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    Dominik Dolezal

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Using peer assessment in the classroom to increase student engagement by actively involving the pupils in the assessment process has been practiced and researched for decades. In general, the literature suggests using peer review for project-based exercises. This paper analyzes the applicability of peer assessment to smaller exercises at secondary school level and makes recommendations for its use in computer science courses. Furthermore, a school pilot project introducing student-centered classrooms, called “learning office”, is described. Additionally, a concept for the implementation of peer assessment in such student-centered classrooms is outlined. We introduced two traditional secondary school classes consisting of a total of 57 students to the peer assessment method within the scope of the same software engineering course. The peer students assessed two of 13 exercises using the Moodle workshop activity. The students evaluated these two exercises using an anonymous online questionnaire. At the end of the course, they rated each of the 13 exercises regarding their learning motivation. Overall, the anonymous feedback on the peer review exercises was very positive. The students not only obtained more feedback, but also received it in a timelier manner compared to regular teacher assessment. The results of the overall rating of all 13 exercises revealed that the two peer reviewed exercises have been rated significantly better than the other eleven exercises assessed by the teacher. Evidence therefore suggests that peer review is a viable option for small- and medium-sized exercises in the context of computer science education at secondary school level under certain conditions, which we discuss in this paper.

  2. High assurance services computing

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    2009-01-01

    Covers service-oriented technologies in different domains including high assurance systemsAssists software engineers from industry and government laboratories who develop mission-critical software, and simultaneously provides academia with a practitioner's outlook on the problems of high-assurance software development

  3. Human factors in traffic management centers: A literature review. Technical report, January 1998--March 1999

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    Nowakowski, C.; Green, P.; Kojima, M.

    1999-04-01

    This report represents the first of several in a project funded by the Matsushita Communication Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic) at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Mark Kojima served as the project liaison from Panasonic. The purpose of this effort was to review the current literature on human factors in the design of traffic management centers, interview personnel at several local traffic management centers, and identify topics that need further research.

  4. Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMSs): Are They Improving Drug Safety? A Critical Review of REMSs Requiring Elements to Assure Safe Use (ETASU).

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    Boudes, Pol F

    2017-06-01

    Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMSs) with Elements to Assure Safe Use (ETASU) are requested for drugs with significant safety risks. We reviewed REMS programs issued since 2011 to evaluate their rationales, characteristics, and consistencies, and evaluated their impact on improving drug safety. We conducted a literature search and a survey of relevant websites (FDA, manufacturers, and REMSs). ETASU characteristics were summarized. REMS risks were compared with labeled risks, including black box warnings. Forty-two programs were analyzed. Seven incorporated drugs of the same class. Most drugs (57%) were indicated for an orphan disease. A single risk was mentioned in 24 REMSs, and multiple risks in 18. Embryo-fetal toxicity and abuse or misuse were the most frequent risks. All risks were identified during clinical development but some were hypothetical. Thirty-six drugs had a black box warning. REMS risks and black box risks differed for 11 drugs. A drug with multiple indications could have a REMS for one of them but not for another. Most REMSs required prescriber training and certification, half required dispenser certification and patient enrolment. REMSs were revised multiple times and only three (7%) were discontinued. No data were available to establish whether REMSs were effective in improving drug safety. Some REMSs were deemed inefficient. REMSs with ETASU continue to be implemented but their impact on improving drug safety is still not documented. Hence, one of the main requirements of the FDA Amendments Act of 2007 is not being addressed. In addition, REMSs are complex and their logic is inconsistent; we recommend a thorough re-evaluation of the REMS program.

  5. Quality assurance of metabolomics.

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    Bouhifd, Mounir; Beger, Richard; Flynn, Thomas; Guo, Lining; Harris, Georgina; Hogberg, Helena; Kaddurah-Daouk, Rima; Kamp, Hennicke; Kleensang, Andre; Maertens, Alexandra; Odwin-DaCosta, Shelly; Pamies, David; Robertson, Donald; Smirnova, Lena; Sun, Jinchun; Zhao, Liang; Hartung, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Metabolomics promises a holistic phenotypic characterization of biological responses to toxicants. This technology is based on advanced chemical analytical tools with reasonable throughput, including mass-spectroscopy and NMR. Quality assurance, however - from experimental design, sample preparation, metabolite identification, to bioinformatics data-mining - is urgently needed to assure both quality of metabolomics data and reproducibility of biological models. In contrast to microarray-based transcriptomics, where consensus on quality assurance and reporting standards has been fostered over the last two decades, quality assurance of metabolomics is only now emerging. Regulatory use in safety sciences, and even proper scientific use of these technologies, demand quality assurance. In an effort to promote this discussion, an expert workshop discussed the quality assurance needs of metabolomics. The goals for this workshop were 1) to consider the challenges associated with metabolomics as an emerging science, with an emphasis on its application in toxicology and 2) to identify the key issues to be addressed in order to establish and implement quality assurance procedures in metabolomics-based toxicology. Consensus has still to be achieved regarding best practices to make sure sound, useful, and relevant information is derived from these new tools.

  6. Software quality assurance handbook

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    1990-09-01

    There are two important reasons for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) at Allied-Signal Inc., Kansas City Division (KCD): First, the benefits from SQA make good business sense. Second, the Department of Energy has requested SQA. This handbook is one of the first steps in a plant-wide implementation of Software Quality Assurance at KCD. The handbook has two main purposes. The first is to provide information that you will need to perform software quality assurance activities. The second is to provide a common thread to unify the approach to SQA at KCD. 2 figs.

  7. Prospective Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Real-Time Peer Review Quality Assurance Rounds Incorporating Direct Physical Examination for Head and Neck Cancer Radiation Therapy.

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    Cardenas, Carlos E; Mohamed, Abdallah S R; Tao, Randa; Wong, Andrew J R; Awan, Mussadiq J; Kuruvila, Shirly; Aristophanous, Michalis; Gunn, G Brandon; Phan, Jack; Beadle, Beth M; Frank, Steven J; Garden, Adam S; Morrison, William H; Fuller, Clifton D; Rosenthal, David I

    2017-07-01

    Our department has a long-established comprehensive quality assurance (QA) planning clinic for patients undergoing radiation therapy (RT) for head and neck cancer. Our aim is to assess the impact of a real-time peer review QA process on the quantitative and qualitative radiation therapy plan changes in the era of intensity modulated RT (IMRT). Prospective data for 85 patients undergoing head and neck IMRT who presented at a biweekly QA clinic after simulation and contouring were collected. A standard data collection form was used to document alterations made during this process. The original pre-QA clinical target volumes (CTVs) approved by the treating-attending physicians were saved before QA and compared with post-QA consensus CTVs. Qualitative assessment was done according to predefined criteria. Dice similarity coefficients (DSC) and other volume overlap metrics were calculated for each CTV level and were used for quantitative comparison. Changes are categorized as major, minor, and trivial according to the degree of overlap. Patterns of failure were analyzed and correlated to plan changes. All 85 patients were examined by at least 1 head and neck subspecialist radiation oncologist who was not the treating-attending physician; 80 (94%) were examined by ≥3 faculty members. New clinical findings on physical examination were found in 12 patients (14%) leading to major plan changes. Quantitative DSC analysis revealed significantly better agreement in CTV1 (0.94 ± 0.10) contours than in CTV2 (0.82 ± 0.25) and CTV3 (0.86 ± 0.2) contours (P=.0002 and P=.03, respectively; matched-pair Wilcoxon test). The experience of the treating-attending radiation oncologist significantly affected DSC values when all CTV levels were considered (P=.012; matched-pair Wilcoxon text). After a median follow-up time of 38 months, only 10 patients (12%) had local recurrence, regional recurrence, or both, mostly in central high-dose areas. Comprehensive peer review planning

  8. 77 FR 22580 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-04-16

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury. Date: April 30, 2012. Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications... Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878...

  9. 78 FR 37837 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-06-24

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Basic Research on Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Date: July 16-17, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate... for the NIH National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) P20. Date: July 22, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5...

  10. EMC Compliance Assurance Monitoring

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    The Compliance Assurance Monitoring, or CAM, rule is designed to satisfy the requirements for monitoring and compliance certification in the Part 70 operating permits program and Title VII of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments

  11. Benchmarking Software Assurance Implementation

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    2011-05-18

    product The chicken#. (a.k.a. Process Focused Assessment ) – Management Systems ( ISO 9001, ISO 27001 , ISO 2000) – Capability Maturity Models (CMMI...Benchmarking Software Assurance Implementation Michele Moss SSTC Conference May 18, 2011 Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No. 0704-0188...00-00-2011 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Benchmarking Software Assurance Implementation 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER

  12. Product assurance policies and procedures for flight dynamics software development

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    Perry, Sandra; Jordan, Leon; Decker, William; Page, Gerald; Mcgarry, Frank E.; Valett, Jon

    1987-01-01

    The product assurance policies and procedures necessary to support flight dynamics software development projects for Goddard Space Flight Center are presented. The quality assurance and configuration management methods and tools for each phase of the software development life cycles are described, from requirements analysis through acceptance testing; maintenance and operation are not addressed.

  13. 78 FR 66030 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal...

  14. 76 FR 81953 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ....333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878, 93.892...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Biological Chemistry and... Emphasis Panel, RFA Panel: Fogarty International Research Training and Planning Awards (NCD-LIFESPAN). Date...

  15. 77 FR 14028 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-03-08

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular... . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National...

  16. 75 FR 54896 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-09

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Clinical and Research Ethics. Date: October... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435- 1041, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Biological Chemistry and...

  17. 75 FR 51277 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Clinical and Care Delivery... 20892, 301-443- 8519. Name of Committee: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated...

  18. 77 FR 35416 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-06-13

    ...; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878, 93... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Synthetic and Biological Chemistry A. Date...

  19. 76 FR 65739 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-24

    ..., Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Biological Chemistry and...

  20. 75 FR 27350 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2010-05-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting..., June 3, 2010, 8 a.m. to June 3, 2010, 5 p.m., Little America Hotel, 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake...

  1. 78 FR 45541 - Center for Scientific Review ;Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2013-07-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; OppNet RFA: Culture, Health and Wellbeing...-9975, [email protected] . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due...

  2. 77 FR 67825 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-11-14

    ... applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Robert... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting...

  3. 75 FR 65020 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-10-21

    ... grant applications. Place: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  4. 76 FR 38404 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-06-30

    ... evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  5. 76 FR 32221 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-06-03

    ... evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  6. 76 FR 35223 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    .... Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Shiv A Prasad... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  7. 78 FR 34663 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-06-10

    ... and evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20037... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  8. 75 FR 27351 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    .... Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Manzoor Zarger... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  9. 75 FR 63492 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-10-15

    ... applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: John... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  10. 78 FR 66030 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-11-04

    ... September 09, 2013, 78 FR 174 Pgs. 55086- 55087. The meeting will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting...

  11. 77 FR 37685 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-06-22

    ... evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  12. 77 FR 26300 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-03

    ... grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  13. 78 FR 65345 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-31

    ...-56905. The meeting will be held at Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW., Washington, DC 20037. The meeting... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting...

  14. 76 FR 35228 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-06-16

    ... evaluate grant applications. Place: The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC, 1150 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...

  15. 77 FR 30540 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-23

    ... and evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20037... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings...

  16. 77 FR 65698 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-10-30

    ... applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Dating Violence and Marketing. Date... Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. BILLING CODE 4140-01-P ...

  17. 78 FR 66027 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-11-04

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Bioengineering of Neuroscience, Vision and Low Vision Technologies Study Section, October 03, 2013, 08:00 a.m. to October 04, 2013, 11:00 a.m...

  18. 77 FR 15113 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-03-14

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Small Business Grant Applications: Immunology..., Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878, 93.892, 93.893...

  19. 75 FR 1792 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Tumor Immunology and..., Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878, 93.892, 93.893...

  20. 76 FR 67750 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2011-11-02

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: AIDS/HIV Immunology. Date..., Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878, 93.892, 93.893...

  1. 77 FR 33472 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-06-06

    ... Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Biomedical Sensing, Measurement and Instrumentation. Date: June 29..., PAR12-017 Shared Instrumentation MRI. Date: June 28, 2012. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR12-017: Shared Instrumentation: Genomics...

  2. 78 FR 66031 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-11-04

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Clinical Neuroplasticity and Neurotransmitters...

  3. 75 FR 26970 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-05-13

    ... 20892, 301-435-2492, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition....gov . Name of Committee: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated....nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Social Science and...

  4. 78 FR 64514 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolism Study Section...

  5. 76 FR 26736 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-05-09

    ... Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4118, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1777, [email protected]csr.nih.gov..., Room 4176, MSC 7850, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1248, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee..., (301) 435- 4433, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis...

  6. Measuring Person-Centered Care: A Critical Comparative Review of Published Tools

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    Edvardsson, David; Innes, Anthea

    2010-01-01

    Purpose of the study: To present a critical comparative review of published tools measuring the person-centeredness of care for older people and people with dementia. Design and Methods: Included tools were identified by searches of PubMed, Cinahl, the Bradford Dementia Group database, and authors' files. The terms "Person-centered,"…

  7. 78 FR 64515 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Biobehavioral Regulation, Learning and Ethology...

  8. 76 FR 27652 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-05-12

    ...-435-1355, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis... 5217, MSC 7840, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-402- 8228, [email protected]csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee... Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4148, MSC 7801, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1789, [email protected]csr.nih.gov...

  9. 78 FR 65349 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 8, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 8, 2013, 6:00 p.m., Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave...

  10. 78 FR 64965 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 17, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Amalfi Hotel, 20 West Kinzie Street...

  11. 76 FR 30179 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2011-05-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Study Section, June 8, 2011, 8 a.m. to June 8, 2011, 6 p.m., Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street...

  12. 78 FR 64961 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Processes Study Section, October 03, 2013, 08:00 a.m. to October 04, 2013, 05:30 p.m., Melrose Hotel, 2430...

  13. 78 FR 65347 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20037 which was published in the Federal Register...

  14. 78 FR 64959 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting..., October 17, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 18, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel, 530 West...

  15. 76 FR 31968 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2011-06-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Study Section, June 8, 2011, 8 a.m. to June 8, 2011, 6 p.m., The Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell...

  16. 78 FR 66371 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-11-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting..., 2013, 78 FR 187 Pgs. 59361-59362. The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143...

  17. 78 FR 64963 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting..., October 16, 2013, 08:00 a.m. to October 16, 2013, 06:30 p.m., Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle...

  18. 78 FR 66946 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-11-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 17, 2013, 08:00 a.m. to October 17, 2013, 05:00 p.m., Pier 5 Hotel, 711 Eastern Avenue...

  19. 78 FR 66372 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-11-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Sleep Study Section, October 03, 2013, 08:00 a.m. to October 04, 2013, 05:30 p.m., Pier 5 Hotel, 711...

  20. 78 FR 64967 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Study Section, October 10, 2013, 08:00 a.m. to October 10, 2013, 06:00 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Bethesda...

  1. 78 FR 64958 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 21, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to October 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Amalfi Hotel, 20 West Kinzie Street...

  2. 78 FR 65346 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 21, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m., Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason...

  3. 78 FR 64968 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Study Section, October 16, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to October 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Avenue Hotel Chicago, 160 E...

  4. 78 FR 65344 - Center for Scientific Review Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 7, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 8, 2013, 12:00 p.m., The Dupont Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire...

  5. 78 FR 65342 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Section, October 10, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to October 11, 2013, 12:30 p.m., Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave...

  6. 75 FR 2878 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2010-01-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting..., February 11, 2010, 8 a.m. to February 12, 2010, 5 p.m., Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel, 2500 Mason Street...

  7. 78 FR 64962 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting... Hotel, 20 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654 which was published in the Federal Register on September...

  8. 77 FR 33477 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2012-06-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Prokaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology Study...

  9. 78 FR 64507 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Prokaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology Study...

  10. Games Centered Approaches in Teaching Children & Adolescents: Systematic Review of Associated Student Outcomes

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    Miller, Andrew

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the weight of scientific evidence regarding student outcomes (physical, cognitive and affective) of a Game Centered Approach (GCA) when the quality of a study was taken into account in the interpretation of collective findings. A systematic search of five electronic databases (Sports…

  11. 78 FR 64966 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions...

  12. 76 FR 27652 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2011-05-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions...

  13. 78 FR 36553 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-06-18

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Cardiovascular Sciences..., Fellowships: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences. Date: July 18, 2013. Time: 11:00... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333...

  14. 77 FR 37911 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-06-25

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Cardiovascular Sciences. Date: July 17-18..., Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences. Date: July 18, 2012. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda.... 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93...

  15. 76 FR 3914 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-01-21

    ... Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Nutrition, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Pregnancy. Date....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Clinical... Special Emphasis Panel, Cardiovascular Devices. Date: February 28, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To...

  16. 75 FR 37451 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-06-29

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Emphasis Panel; ARRA: Member Conflict in Cognition and Perception Competitive Revisions. Date: July 14... Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Cancer Drug Development and Therapeutics. Date: July 19-20, 2010. Time: 8 a...

  17. Child-Centered Play Therapy in the Schools: Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Ray, Dee C.; Armstrong, Stephen A.; Balkin, Richard S.; Jayne, Kimberly M.

    2015-01-01

    The authors conducted a meta-analysis and systematic review that examined 23 studies evaluating the effectiveness of child centered play therapy (CCPT) conducted in elementary schools. Meta-analysis results were explored using a random effects model for mean difference and mean gain effect size estimates. Results revealed statistically significant…

  18. 78 FR 38998 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-06-28

    [email protected] . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Oral Microbiology, Oral Pathology and Tooth Mobility. Date: July 25, 2013. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: To...

  19. 78 FR 64225 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-10-28

    ...; Fellowship: Physiology and Pathobiology of Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Systems. Date: November 4, 2013... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...; Small Business: Cell, Computational and Molecular Biology. Date: November 5, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6...

  20. 78 FR 65344 - Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    2013-10-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Biology of the Visual System Study Section...

  1. Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center solar heating and cooling system design review data

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    1978-05-01

    This document has been prepared as a part of the detailed design of the solar heating and cooling system to be installed at the Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center. It describes the 50 percent design review data for this site, and discusses the design approaches, system trade studies, subsystem design and development approach, solar collectors, preliminary specifications and other related information.

  2. 78 FR 40756 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-07-08

    ...-Stage Pharmacological Validation of Novel Targets and Accompanying Pre-Therapeutic Leads for Diseases of... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; AREA: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition... Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93...

  3. Medico-legal aspects and concerns in quality assurance in the United States.

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    Saxton, James W; SherUnger, Stephanie

    2011-06-01

    Quality assurance data - essential to successful efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare - is more important than ever in today's environment. Robust quality assurance activities are required to achieve the accreditation necessary to obtain Medicare reimbursement and for participation in the Accountable Care Organization shared savings programs proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS"). The federal government and US states require reporting of quality assurance data to a variety of independent and governmental agencies. Commercial insurance carriers and innovative employers are developing new reimbursement models that require demonstrable achievement of quality performance standards based on quality performance data. Such data can consist of both aggregate performance information and individualized outcomes. This chapter reviews the potential vulnerabilities of quality assurance programs and data and the legal concerns related to disclosure of the information. Available legal protections and some effective strategies for protecting that information are also discussed. This information will enable providers to develop effective quality assurance programs structured to maximize opportunities to protect the confidentiality of the data. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Performance assurance for IT systems

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    King, Brian

    2004-01-01

    INDIVIDUAL AREAS OF INTERESTPreparing for the ChallengeAbstractIntroductionIn the BeginningThe Need to Address New ApplicationsDefinition of PerformanceThe Required SkillsPerformance Assurance Within a Project LifecycleSummaryCaveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware)AbstractSoftware Product LifecycleHardware Product LifecycleMarketingTechnical Reviews of ProductsLies, Damned Lies and BenchmarksAbstractIntroductionIndustry BenchmarksVendor BenchmarksIndependent BenchmarkingIn-House Benchmarking""Tricks of the Trade""Using Benchmarks Non-Functional Requirements and SolutionsAbstractIntroductionThe Pr

  5. User-centered design and the development of patient decision aids: protocol for a systematic review.

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    Witteman, Holly O; Dansokho, Selma Chipenda; Colquhoun, Heather; Coulter, Angela; Dugas, Michèle; Fagerlin, Angela; Giguere, Anik Mc; Glouberman, Sholom; Haslett, Lynne; Hoffman, Aubri; Ivers, Noah; Légaré, France; Légaré, Jean; Levin, Carrie; Lopez, Karli; Montori, Victor M; Provencher, Thierry; Renaud, Jean-Sébastien; Sparling, Kerri; Stacey, Dawn; Vaisson, Gratianne; Volk, Robert J; Witteman, William

    2015-01-26

    Providing patient-centered care requires that patients partner in their personal health-care decisions to the full extent desired. Patient decision aids facilitate processes of shared decision-making between patients and their clinicians by presenting relevant scientific information in balanced, understandable ways, helping clarify patients' goals, and guiding decision-making processes. Although international standards stipulate that patients and clinicians should be involved in decision aid development, little is known about how such involvement currently occurs, let alone best practices. This systematic review consisting of three interlinked subreviews seeks to describe current practices of user involvement in the development of patient decision aids, compare these to practices of user-centered design, and identify promising strategies. A research team that includes patient and clinician representatives, decision aid developers, and systematic review method experts will guide this review according to the Cochrane Handbook and PRISMA reporting guidelines. A medical librarian will hand search key references and use a peer-reviewed search strategy to search MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, the ACM library, IEEE Xplore, and Google Scholar. We will identify articles across all languages and years describing the development or evaluation of a patient decision aid, or the application of user-centered design or human-centered design to tools intended for patient use. Two independent reviewers will assess article eligibility and extract data into a matrix using a structured pilot-tested form based on a conceptual framework of user-centered design. We will synthesize evidence to describe how research teams have included users in their development process and compare these practices to user-centered design methods. If data permit, we will develop a measure of the user-centeredness of development processes and identify practices that are likely

  6. Unintentional injuries in child care centers in the United States: a systematic review.

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    Hashikawa, Andrew N; Newton, Manya F; Cunningham, Rebecca M; Stevens, Martha W

    2015-03-01

    The study systematically reviewed all types of unintentional injury and injury prevention research studies occurring within child care centers in the United States. A total of 2 reviewers searched 11 electronic databases to identify 53 articles meeting inclusion criteria. No studies used trauma registries or randomized control trials. Data were not pooled for further analysis because studies lacked standardized definitions for injury, rates, severity, exposure, and demographics. The following child care center injury rates were reported: (0.25-5.31 injuries per 100,000 child-hours); (11.3-18 injuries per 100 children per year); (6-49 injuries per 1000 child-years); (2.5-8.29 injuries per child-year); (2.6-3.3 injuries per child); (3.3-6.3 injuries per 100 observations); (635-835 medically attended injuries per year per 100,000 children and 271-364 child care center playground injuries per year per 100,000 children); and (3.8 injuries per child per 2000 exposure hours). Child care center injury rates were comparable to injury rates published for schools, playground, and summer camp. Most injuries were minor, while most severe injuries (fractures and concussions) were falls from playground structures. Future studies need to use standardized injury definitions and injury severity scales, focus efforts on preventing severe playground injuries in child care centers, and report child care parameters for inclusion in national injury databases. © The Author(s) 2013.

  7. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Supply Chain Management Program

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    Kelly, Michael P.

    2011-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the working of the Supplier Assessment Program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The program supports many GSFC projects to ensure suppliers are aware of and are following the contractual requirements, to provide an independent assessment of the suppliers' processes, and provide suppliers' safety and mission assurance organizations information to make the changes within their organization.

  8. Bibliometric analysis of poison center-related research published in peer-review journals.

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    Forrester, M B

    2016-07-01

    Poison centers advance knowledge in the field of toxicology through publication in peer-review journals. This investigation describes the pattern of poison center-related publications. Cases were poison center-related research published in peer-review journals during 1995-2014. These were identified through searching the PubMed database, reviewing the tables of contents of selected toxicology journals, and reviewing abstracts of various national and international meetings. The following variables for each publication were identified: year of publication, journal, type of publication (meeting abstract vs. other, i.e. full article or letter to the editor), and the country(ies) of the poison center(s) included in the research. Of the 3147 total publications, 62.1% were meeting abstracts. There were 263 publications in 1995-1999, 536 in 2000-2004, 999 in 2005-2009, and 1349 in 2010-2014. The publications were in 234 different journals. The journals in which the highest number of research was published were Clinical Toxicology (69.7%), Journal of Medical Toxicology (2.2%), and Veterinary and Human Toxicology (2.1%). The research was reported from 62 different countries. The countries with the highest number of publications were the United States (67.9%), United Kingdom (6.5%), Germany (3.9%), France (2.5%), and Italy (2.4%). The number of publications increased greatly over the 20 years. Although the publications were in a large number of journals, a high proportion of the publications were in one journal. While the research came from a large number of countries, the preponderance came from the United States. © The Author(s) 2015.

  9. Second-Opinion Review of Breast Imaging at a Cancer Center: Is It Worthwhile?

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    Coffey, Kristen; D'Alessio, Donna; Keating, Delia M; Morris, Elizabeth A

    2017-06-01

    Second-opinion review of breast imaging studies can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether reinterpretation of studies obtained at institutions outside a cancer center influences clinical management, specifically by revealing additional cancer and preventing unnecessary biopsy. A review was conducted of breast imaging studies of 200 patients who underwent ultrasound and MRI at community facilities and had the images submitted for second opinions at a cancer center between January and April 2014. Each case was evaluated for concordance between the original report and the second-opinion interpretation. Second-opinion review resulting in the recommendation and performance of new biopsies was further subdivided into benign, high-risk, and malignant categories based on the histopathologic results obtained at the cancer center. Second-opinion review of the 200 cases showed a change in interpretation in 55 cases (28%; 95% CI, 21-34%). Overall, 26 recommendations (13%; 95% CI, 9-18%) led to a major change in management. Twenty new biopsies were performed, yielding 10 malignancies (5%; 95% CI, 2-9%) and four high-risk lesions (2%; 95% CI, 1-5%). Surgical management was changed to mastectomy for 6 of 10 patients (60%) with new sites of biopsy-proven malignancy. Eight biopsies were averted (4%; 95% CI, 2-8%) on the basis of benign interpretation of the imaging findings, and no disease was found at 1-year follow-up evaluation. Reinterpretation of studies obtained outside a cancer center resulted in a change in interpretation in more than one-fourth of submitted studies. Additional cancer was detected in 5% of patients, and biopsy was averted for 4%. The practice of second-opinion review influences clinical management and adds value to patient care.

  10. 75 FR 7284 - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG)

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    2010-02-18

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the...

  11. 75 FR 5089 - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG)

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    2010-02-01

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the...

  12. 75 FR 7150 - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG)

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    2010-02-17

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the...

  13. 75 FR 34458 - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG)

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    2010-06-17

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG) Correction: This notice was published in the Federal Register on... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned...

  14. 75 FR 7281 - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG)

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    2010-02-18

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the...

  15. 75 FR 34459 - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG)

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG) Correction: This notice was published in the Federal Register on... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned...

  16. MUSTANG : Data Quality Assurance Infrastructure Encouraging Cooperation Across Seismological Communities

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    Casey, R. E.; Sharer, G.; Templeton, M. E.; Ahern, T. K.; Weertman, B.; Keyson, L.

    2015-12-01

    One of the key challenges of curating environmental data is the need for trustworthy quality assurance. Researchers and other data users need to be reasonably confident that the condition of the data is suitable for their specific uses and that the data is accurately reflected by its metadata. The IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) maintains a large and expanding archive of seismic data, for which the task of quality assurance is complex and evolving. To that end, IRIS has recently completed its introduction of MUSTANG, a service oriented infrastructure for seismic data quality assessment. MUSTANG provides approximately 50 quality-related metrics and Power Spectral Density measurements freely accessible to the research community through web service interfaces. We are in the process of consistently applying these measurements across our entire archive for all past and current seismic time series data and implementing algorithms to update these measurements in response to metadata or data changes. In this presentation we will show how value added to data archived at the IRIS DMC by MUSTANG data quality metrics is providing incentive for seismic network operators to share data across regional and geopolitical borders. In a 2014 Data Management Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia, 32 regional seismic networks in Latin America chose to share data from their networks for a one year period so that data quality metrics could be calculated, that will result in a paper coauthored by all participants. In addition, the MUSTANG metrics for these networks are reviewed by a DMC analyst and summarized in monthly network quality reports that can be used to improve future data quality. As a result, more than 400 permanent stations from the region are becoming openly available. We will also present another feature of the MUSTANG system, namely its ability to incorporate data quality metrics from other Data Centers, thereby enhancing quality assurance cooperation throughout the earth science

  17. 78 FR 78372 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ....306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict; Biological Chemistry and...: Research Resources Reverse Site Visit. Date: January 21-23, 2014. Time: 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Agenda: To...

  18. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Radiation Hazard Scale Data Product Review Feedback Report

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    Askin, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Buddemeier, B. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Alai, M. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Yu, K. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-09-20

    In support of the Department of Energy (DOE) National nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) assisted in the development of new data templates for disseminating and communicating FRMAC1 data products using the CDC Radiation Hazard Scale communication tool. To ensure these data products will be useful to stakeholders during a radiological emergency, LLNL facilitated opportunities for product socialization and review.

  19. 78 FR 64224 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Pathobiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems. Date: November 14-15, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PA-12-139: Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. Date: November 14, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m...

  20. From quality assurance to total quality management

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    2003-01-01

    Quality assurance is broadly the prevention of quality problems through planned and systematic activities. These will include the establishment of a good quality management system and the assessment of its adequacy, the audit of the operation of the system, and the review of the system itself

  1. Assuring Quality in Online Course Delivery

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    Matuga, Julia M.; Wooldridge, Deborah G.; Poirier, Sandra

    This paper examines the critical issue of assuring quality online course delivery by examining four key components of online teaching and learning. The topic of course delivery is viewed as a cultural issue that permeates processes from the design of an online course to its evaluation. First, the authors examine and review key components of and…

  2. Proceedings of RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop, Volume 91, RBRC Scientific Review Committee Meeting

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    Samios,N.P.

    2008-11-17

    The ninth evaluation of the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC) took place on Nov. 17-18, 2008, at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The members of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) were Dr. Dr. Wit Busza (Chair), Dr. Miklos Gyulassy, Dr. Akira Masaike, Dr. Richard Milner, Dr. Alfred Mueller, and Dr. Akira Ukawa. We are pleased that Dr. Yasushige Yano, the Director of the Nishina Institute of RIKEN, Japan participated in this meeting both in informing the committee of the activities of the Nishina Institute and the role of RBRC and as an observer of this review. In order to illustrate the breadth and scope of the RBRC program, each member of the Center made a presentation on his/her research efforts. This encompassed three major areas of investigation, theoretical, experimental and computational physics. In addition the committee met privately with the fellows and postdocs to ascertain their opinions and concerns. Although the main purpose of this review is a report to RIKEN Management (Dr. Ryoji Noyori, RIKEN President) on the health, scientific value, management and future prospects of the Center, the RBRC management felt that a compendium of the scientific presentations are of sufficient quality and interest that they warrant a wider distribution. Therefore we have made this compilation and present it to the community for its information and enlightenment.

  3. Investigating the Problems and Needs of Infertile Patients Referring to Assisted Reproduction Centers: A Review Study

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    Fahimeh Hasanbeigi

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: The provision of optimal care is the most important goal in nursing, the fulfillment of which requires the identification of clients’ problems and needs. However, based on the review of the literature, no review study has investigated the problems and needs of the infertile patients in Iran. Aim: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the problems and needs of the infertile patients referring to the assisted reproduction centers. Method: This review study was based on the traditional review procedure developed by Cronin et al., which entails five steps including: 1 choosing the topic of the review, 2 searching the manuscripts, 3 collecting, reading, and analyzing the texts, 4 writing the review, and 5 providing references. The articles published within 2003-2017 were searched in such valid databases as Google Scholar, Pub Med, Science Direct, Ovid, and Cochran. The inclusion criteria in this study were articles in Persian and English with the keywords referring to problems and needs of clients. Out of the 350 original articles, 31 cases were finally selected for this review study. Results: In general, the infertile patients’ problems were placed under four domains of mental-psychological, social, marital, and financial factors. The needs of the infertile individuals were grouped into six domains of physical, care, informational, financial, mental-psychological, and spiritual factors. Implications for Practice: The identification of the patients’ problems and needs can lead to the conceptualization of strategic points targeted toward the delivery of effective interventions facilitating the provision of patient-centered infertility care. This can enhance the quality of life and lower the levels of stress during the course of treatment.

  4. Quality Assurance Program Description

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    Halford, Vaughn Edward [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ryder, Ann Marie [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2017-07-01

    Effective May 1, 2017, led by a new executive leadership team, Sandia began operating within a new organizational structure. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (Sandia’s) Quality Assurance Program (QAP) was established to assign responsibilities and authorities, define workflow policies and requirements, and provide for the performance and assessment of work.

  5. Medicine in Ancient Assur

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    Arbøll, Troels Pank

    This dissertation is a microhistorical study of a single individual named Kiṣir-Aššur who practiced medicine in the ancient city of Assur (modern northern Iraq) in the 7th century BCE. The study provides the first detailed analysis of one healer’s education and practice in ancient Mesopotamia...

  6. Read Code Quality Assurance

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    Schulz, Erich; Barrett, James W.; Price, Colin

    1998-01-01

    As controlled clinical vocabularies assume an increasing role in modern clinical information systems, so the issue of their quality demands greater attention. In order to meet the resulting stringent criteria for completeness and correctness, a quality assurance system comprising a database of more than 500 rules is being developed and applied to the Read Thesaurus. The authors discuss the requirement to apply quality assurance processes to their dynamic editing database in order to ensure the quality of exported products. Sources of errors include human, hardware, and software factors as well as new rules and transactions. The overall quality strategy includes prevention, detection, and correction of errors. The quality assurance process encompasses simple data specification, internal consistency, inspection procedures and, eventually, field testing. The quality assurance system is driven by a small number of tables and UNIX scripts, with “business rules” declared explicitly as Structured Query Language (SQL) statements. Concurrent authorship, client-server technology, and an initial failure to implement robust transaction control have all provided valuable lessons. The feedback loop for error management needs to be short. PMID:9670131

  7. Providing Continuous Assurance

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    Kocken, Jonne; Hulstijn, Joris

    2017-01-01

    It has been claimed that continuous assurance can be attained by combining continuous monitoring by management, with continuous auditing of data streams and the effectiveness of internal controls by an external auditor. However, we find that in existing literature the final step to continuous

  8. Creating Quality Assurance and International Transparency for Quality Assurance Agencies

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    Kristoffersen, Dorte; Lindeberg, Tobias

    2004-01-01

    The paper presents the experiences gained in the pilot project on mutual recognition conducted by the quality assurance agencies in the Nordic countries and the future perspective for international quality assurance of national quality assurance agencies. The background of the project was the nee...

  9. Safety and Mission Assurance Knowledge Management Retention

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    Johnson, Teresa A.

    2006-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation reviews the issues surrounding the management of knowledge in regards to safety and mission assurance. The JSC workers who were hired in the 1960's are slated to retire in the next two to three years. The experiences and knowledge of these NASA workers must be identified, and disseminated. This paper reviews some of the strategies that the S&MA is developing to capture that valuable institutional knowledge.

  10. Quality assurance for gamma knives

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    Jones, E.D.; Banks, W.W.; Fischer, L.E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1995-09-01

    This report describes and summarizes the results of a quality assurance (QA) study of the Gamma Knife, a nuclear medical device used for the gamma irradiation of intracranial lesions. Focus was on the physical aspects of QA and did not address issues that are essentially medical, such as patient selection or prescription of dose. A risk-based QA assessment approach was used. Sample programs for quality control and assurance are included. The use of the Gamma Knife was found to conform to existing standards and guidelines concerning radiation safety and quality control of external beam therapies (shielding, safety reviews, radiation surveys, interlock systems, exposure monitoring, good medical physics practices, etc.) and to be compliant with NRC teletherapy regulations. There are, however, current practices for the Gamma Knife not covered by existing, formalized regulations, standards, or guidelines. These practices have been adopted by Gamma Knife users and continue to be developed with further experience. Some of these have appeared in publications or presentations and are slowly finding their way into recommendations of professional organizations.

  11. [Micronutrient deficiencies in Brazilian children attending daycare centers: a review of the literature].

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    Pedraza, Dixis Figueroa; Rocha, Ana Carolina Dantas

    2016-05-01

    The scope of the study was to review the scientific publications on the nutritional status of iron, vitamin A and zinc among Brazilian children attending daycare centers, focusing on diagnostic methods, the prevalence of respective deficiencies and associated factors. A review of the literature was conducted in the PubMed, LILACS and SciELO databases. Observational studies with random representative samples using biochemical indicators to evaluate the nutritional status of iron, vitamin A and zinc of children attending public daycare centers were included. The average weighted prevalence for anemia and vitamin A deficiency was estimated. The variables associated with anemia were computed. Twenty-one observational studies were included, in which the nutritional status of iron, vitamin A and zinc were analyzed in 17, 4 and 3, respectively. The average weighted prevalence of anemia and vitamin A deficiency were 42.7% and 12.5%, respectively. Young children and children living in less favorable socioeconomic situations represented the main explanatory conditions predominantly associated with the occurrence of anemia. The results suggest a high prevalence of anemia, as well as vitamin A deficiency in Brazilian children attending daycare centers, with etiological prospects focused on infectious diseases.

  12. Power transformers quality assurance

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    Dasgupta, Indrajit

    2009-01-01

    About the Book: With the view to attain higher reliability in power system operation, the quality assurance in the field of distribution and power transformers has claimed growing attention. Besides new developments in the material technology and manufacturing processes of transformers, regular diagnostic testing and maintenance of any engineering product may be ascertained by ensuring: right selection of materials and components and their quality checks. application of correct manufacturing processes any systems engineering. the user`s awareness towards preventive maintenance. The

  13. Software Quality Assurance Metrics

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    McRae, Kalindra A.

    2004-01-01

    Software Quality Assurance (SQA) is a planned and systematic set of activities that ensures conformance of software life cycle processes and products conform to requirements, standards and procedures. In software development, software quality means meeting requirements and a degree of excellence and refinement of a project or product. Software Quality is a set of attributes of a software product by which its quality is described and evaluated. The set of attributes includes functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability. Software Metrics help us understand the technical process that is used to develop a product. The process is measured to improve it and the product is measured to increase quality throughout the life cycle of software. Software Metrics are measurements of the quality of software. Software is measured to indicate the quality of the product, to assess the productivity of the people who produce the product, to assess the benefits derived from new software engineering methods and tools, to form a baseline for estimation, and to help justify requests for new tools or additional training. Any part of the software development can be measured. If Software Metrics are implemented in software development, it can save time, money, and allow the organization to identify the caused of defects which have the greatest effect on software development. The summer of 2004, I worked with Cynthia Calhoun and Frank Robinson in the Software Assurance/Risk Management department. My task was to research and collect, compile, and analyze SQA Metrics that have been used in other projects that are not currently being used by the SA team and report them to the Software Assurance team to see if any metrics can be implemented in their software assurance life cycle process.

  14. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: Experience from a tertiary care center and systematic review of Indian literature

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    Vijay Hadda

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP is a rare disorder characterized by deposition of lipoproteinaceous material within alveoli, with a variable clinical course. Here, we report an experience of management of PAP at our center. A systematic review of previously reported cases from India is also included in the article. Materials and Methods: This study included patients with primary PAP managed at our center from 2009 to 2015. Diagnosis of primary PAP was based on histopathologic diagnosis on bronchoalveolar lavage or transbronchial lung biopsy and absence of causes of secondary PAP. For systematic review of Indian publications, the literature search was performed using PubMed and EMBASE databases using the terms “pulmonary alveolar proteinosis'” or “alveolar proteinosis” and “India” or “Indian.” Results: During the above-specified period, five patients with diagnosis of PAP were admitted at our center. Median age of patients was 32 years (interquartile range [IQR] 30.5–59; 80% were female. Mean duration (± standard deviation of symptoms was 6.2 (±1.79 months. Anti-granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF antibodies were elevated in 4 out of 5 patients (80%. For management, whole lung lavage (WLL was done for four patients with median volume of 32.5 (IQR 18–74 L per patient. All the patients showed significant symptomatic as well as improvement in physiological parameters. Subcutaneous GM-CSF and ambroxol were given to 3 patients and 1 patient, respectively. The median follow-up of all patients was 18 (IQR 5–44 months. A systematic review of all Indian studies of PAP revealed thirty publications. Conclusions: WLL is the most common, effective, and safe therapy in patients with PAP. GM-CSF administration is an efficacious treatment for patients with incomplete response after WLL.

  15. Pediatric Vascular Surgery Review with a 30-Year-Experience in a Tertiary Referral Center

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    Min, Seung-Kee; Cho, Sungsin; Kim, Hyun-Young; Kim, Sang Joon

    2017-01-01

    Pediatric vascular disease is rare, and remains a big challenge to vascular surgeons. In contrast to adults, surgery for pediatric vascular disease is complicated by issues related to small size, future growth, and availability of suitable vascular conduit. During the last 30 years, 131 major vascular operations were performed in a tertiary referral center, Seoul National University Hospital, including aortoiliac aneurysm, acute or chronic arterial occlusion, renovascular hypertension, portal venous hypertension, trauma, tumor invasion to major abdominal vessels, and others. Herein we review on the important pediatric vascular diseases and share our clinical experiences on these rare diseases. PMID:28690995

  16. Current Practices in Constructing and Evaluating Assurance Cases With Applications to Aviation

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    Rinehart, David J.; Knight, John C.; Rowanhill, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    This report introduces and provides an overview of assurance cases including theory, practice, and evaluation. This report includes a section that introduces the principles, terminology, and history of assurance cases. The core of the report presents twelve example uses of assurance cases from a range of domains, using a novel classification scheme. The report also reviews the state of the art in assurance case evaluation methods.

  17. Five-year external reviews of the eight Department of Interior Climate Science Centers: Alaska Climate Science Center

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    Shasby, Mark; Dolloff, C. Andrew; Hicke, Jeffrey A.; Marcot, Bruce G; McCarl, Bruce; McMahon, Gerard; Morton, John M.

    2017-01-01

    This report primarily addresses the first two purposes of the review while providing comments on the third as identified by the science review team (SRT). A separate report of recommendations for the recompetition, based upon compiled observation from all three reviews conducted in 2016, was submitted to NCCWSC on April 15, 2016 to assist with the development of recompetition documents. To further address host-university administrative competencies and efficiencies, separate interviews of host-university faculty and administrators were conducted by NCCWSC staff in conjunction with the on-site component of the reviews.

  18. The patient experience of patient-centered communication with nurses in the hospital setting: a qualitative systematic review protocol.

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    Newell, Stephanie; Jordan, Zoe

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this systematic review is to synthesize the eligible evidence of patients' experience of engaging and interacting with nurses, in the medical-surgical ward setting.This review will consider the following questions: Communication is a way in which humans make sense of the world around them. Communication takes place as an interactive two-way process or interaction, involving two or more people and can occur by nonverbal, verbal, face-to-face or non-face-to-face methods. Effective communication is described to occur when the sender of a message sends their message in a way that conveys the intent of their message and then is understood by the receiver of the message. As a result of the communication from both the sender and the receiver of the message a shared meaning is created between both parties.Communication can therefore be viewed as a reciprocal process. In the health care literature the terms communication and interaction are used interchangeably.Communication failures between clinicians are the most common primary cause of errors and adverse events in health care. Communication is a significant factor in patient satisfaction and complaints about care. Communication plays an integral role in service quality in all service professions including health care professions.Within healthcare, quality care has been defined by the Institute of Medicine as 'care that is safe, effective, timely, efficient, equitable and patient-centred'. Patient-centered care is defined as 'care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient's values guide all clinical decisions. Patient centered-care encompasses the 'individual experiences of a patient, the clinical service, the organizational and the regulatory levels of health care'. At the individual patient level, patient-centered care is care that is 'provided in a respectful manner, assures open and ongoing sharing of useful information in an

  19. Systematic Review of Data Mining Applications in Patient-Centered Mobile-Based Information Systems.

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    Fallah, Mina; Niakan Kalhori, Sharareh R

    2017-10-01

    Smartphones represent a promising technology for patient-centered healthcare. It is claimed that data mining techniques have improved mobile apps to address patients' needs at subgroup and individual levels. This study reviewed the current literature regarding data mining applications in patient-centered mobile-based information systems. We systematically searched PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science for original studies reported from 2014 to 2016. After screening 226 records at the title/abstract level, the full texts of 92 relevant papers were retrieved and checked against inclusion criteria. Finally, 30 papers were included in this study and reviewed. Data mining techniques have been reported in development of mobile health apps for three main purposes: data analysis for follow-up and monitoring, early diagnosis and detection for screening purpose, classification/prediction of outcomes, and risk calculation (n = 27); data collection (n = 3); and provision of recommendations (n = 2). The most accurate and frequently applied data mining method was support vector machine; however, decision tree has shown superior performance to enhance mobile apps applied for patients' self-management. Embedded data-mining-based feature in mobile apps, such as case detection, prediction/classification, risk estimation, or collection of patient data, particularly during self-management, would save, apply, and analyze patient data during and after care. More intelligent methods, such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithms, and even the hybrid methods may result in more patients-centered recommendations, providing education, guidance, alerts, and awareness of personalized output.

  20. Fecal sludge management in developing urban centers: a review on the collection, treatment, and composting.

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    Odey, Emmanuel Alepu; Li, Zifu; Zhou, Xiaoqin; Kalakodio, Loissi

    2017-10-01

    The problems posed by fecal sludge (FS) are multidimensional because most cities rapidly urbanize, which results in the increase in population, urban settlement, and waste generation. Issues concerning health and waste treatment have continued to create alarming situations. These issues had indeed interfered with the proper steps in managing FS, which contaminates the environment. FS can be used in agriculture as fertilizer because it is an excellent source of nutrients. The recent decline in crop production due to loss of soil organic component, erosion, and nutrient runoff has generated interest in the recycling of FS into soil nutrients through stabilization and composting. However, human feces are considerably liable to spread microorganisms to other persons. Thus, sanitation, stabilization, and composting should be the main objectives of FS treatment to minimize the risk to public and environmental health. This review presents an improved FS management (FSM) and technology option for soil amendment that is grouped into three headings, namely, (1) collection, (2) treatment, and (3) composting. On the basis of the literature review, the main problems associated with the collection and treatment of FS, such as inadequate tools and improper treatment processes, are summarized, and the trends and challenges that concern the applicability of each of the technologies in developing urban centers are critically reviewed. Stabilization during pretreatment before composting is suggested as the best method to reduce pathogens in FS. Results are precisely intended to be used as a support for decisions on policies and strategies for FSM and investments for improved treatment facilities.

  1. The impact of leadership training programs on physicians in academic medical centers: a systematic review.

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    Straus, Sharon E; Soobiah, Charlene; Levinson, Wendy

    2013-05-01

    To identify the impact of leadership training programs at academic medical centers (AMCs) on physicians' knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes. In 2011, the authors conducted a systematic review of the literature, identifying relevant studies by searching electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register), scanning reference lists, and consulting experts. They deemed eligible any qualitative or quantitative study reporting on the implementation and evaluation of a leadership program for physicians in AMCs. Two independent reviewers conducted the review, screening studies, abstracting data, and assessing quality. The authors initially identified 2,310 citations. After the screening process, they had 11 articles describing 10 studies. Three were controlled before-and-after studies, four were before-and-after case series, and three were cross-sectional surveys. The authors did not conduct a meta-analysis because of the methodological heterogeneity across studies. Although all studies were at substantial risk of bias, the highest-quality ones showed that leadership training programs affected participants' advancement in academic rank (48% versus 21%, P=.005) and hospital leadership position (30% versus 9%, P=.008) and that participants were more successful in publishing papers (3.5 per year versus 2.1 per year, Pleadership programs have modest effects on outcomes important to AMCs. Given AMCs' substantial investment in these programs, rigorous evaluation of their impact is essential. High-quality studies, including qualitative research, will allow the community to identify which programs are most effective.

  2. A Review of User-Centered Design for Diabetes-Related Consumer Health Informatics Technologies

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    LeRouge, Cynthia; Wickramasinghe, Nilmini

    2013-01-01

    User-centered design (UCD) is well recognized as an effective human factor engineering strategy for designing ease of use in the total customer experience with products and information technology that has been applied specifically to health care information technology systems. We conducted a literature review to analyze the current research regarding the use of UCD methods and principles to support the development or evaluation of diabetes-related consumer health informatics technology (CHIT) initiatives. Findings indicate that (1) UCD activities have been applied across the technology development life cycle stages, (2) there are benefits to incorporating UCD to better inform CHIT development in this area, and (3) the degree of adoption of the UCD process is quite uneven across diabetes CHIT studies. In addition, few to no studies report on methods used across all phases of the life cycle with process detail. To address that void, the Appendix provides an illustrative case study example of UCD techniques across development stages. PMID:23911188

  3. A review of user-centered design for diabetes-related consumer health informatics technologies.

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    LeRouge, Cynthia; Wickramasinghe, Nilmini

    2013-07-01

    User-centered design (UCD) is well recognized as an effective human factor engineering strategy for designing ease of use in the total customer experience with products and information technology that has been applied specifically to health care information technology systems. We conducted a literature review to analyze the current research regarding the use of UCD methods and principles to support the development or evaluation of diabetes-related consumer health informatics technology (CHIT) initiatives. Findings indicate that (1) UCD activities have been applied across the technology development life cycle stages, (2) there are benefits to incorporating UCD to better inform CHIT development in this area, and (3) the degree of adoption of the UCD process is quite uneven across diabetes CHIT studies. In addition, few to no studies report on methods used across all phases of the life cycle with process detail. To address that void, the Appendix provides an illustrative case study example of UCD techniques across development stages.

  4. The case of sustainability assurance: constructing a new assurance service

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    O'Dwyer, B.

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents an in-depth longitudinal case study examining the processes through which practitioners in two Big 4 professional services firms have attempted to construct sustainability assurance (independent assurance on sustainability reports). Power’s (1996, 1997, 1999, 2003) theorization

  5. A 20-year review of pediatric pregnant trauma from a Level I trauma center.

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    Zakrison, Tanya L; Ruiz, Xiomara; Namias, Nicholas; Crandall, Marie

    2017-10-01

    Trauma in pregnancy remains an important but understudied public health issue. We aimed to determine the prevalence of interpersonal violence in our pregnant trauma population (including pediatric) over the last 20 years, from our Level I trauma center. We conducted a descriptive, retrospective chart review to identify all pregnant trauma patients between Jan 1993 and Sept 2013. Pediatric was ≤18 years of age. We evaluated demographics, mechanism of injury, injury location, disposition, and outcome data. We treated 438 pregnant patients at our center over 20 years. 378 (86%) were adult and 60 (14%) were pediatric. Intentional injuries occurred in 89 (20%) patients. The pediatric pregnant patients experienced a significantly higher proportion of intentional, interpersonal violence (33% vs. 18%, p = 0.007) compared to adults. Patients presenting after intentional, interpersonal violence had a higher mortality compared to non-intentional 5% vs 1% (p = 0.019). Pediatric pregnant trauma patients remain at risk of interpersonal violence, especially firearm-related injury. Screening should be instituted by obstetricians and pediatricians for primary prevention. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Review of streptococcal bloodstream infections at a comprehensive cancer care center, 2000-2011.

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    Shelburne, Samuel A; Tarrand, Jeffrey; Rolston, Kenneth V

    2013-02-01

    To determine the comparative rates, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of invasive infections due to specific streptococcal types in patients with cancer. Review of electronic medical records of patients with non-viridans group streptococcal bloodstream infection (BSI) at the MD Anderson Cancer Center from 2000 to 2011. 550 streptococcal BSI were identified. The largest number of cases were caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (251), group B Streptococcus (147), and gamma-hemolytic streptococci (55). Risk factors for developing a severe streptococcal infection included older age, being neutropenic at onset of BSI, and having a respiratory source of infection. Between 2000-2001 and 2010-2011, the rates of S. pneumoniae BSI and penicillin non-susceptibility decreased by 55% and 100%. In contrast the rate of group B streptococcal (GBS) BSI increased 34% over the same time period. GBS accounted for >80% of the recurrent infections following streptococcal BSI. Patients with breast cancer and those with soft-tissue/bone BSI sources were at increased risk for recurrent GBS infection but had lower rates of severe GBS disease. From 2000 to 2011, our comprehensive cancer center observed a significant decrease in the rates of S. pneumoniae BSI and a significant increase in the rates of GBS BSI. Copyright © 2012 The British Infection Association. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Concrete quality assurance

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    Holz, N. [Harza Engineering Company, Chicago, IL (United States)

    2000-08-01

    This short article reports on progress at the world's largest civil construction project, namely China's Three Gorges hydro project. Work goes on around the clock to put in place nearly 28 M m{sup 3} of concrete. At every stage of the work there is strong emphasis on quality assurance (QA) and concrete is no exception. The US company Harza Engineering has been providing QA since the mid-1980s and concrete QA has been based on international standards. Harza personnel work in the field with supervisors developing educational tools for supervising concrete construction and quality, as well as providing training courses in concrete technology. Some details on flood control, capacity, water quality and environmental aspects are given..

  8. A review of the design and development processes of simulation for training in healthcare - A technology-centered versus a human-centered perspective.

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    Persson, Johanna

    2017-01-01

    This article reviews literature about simulation systems for training in healthcare regarding the prevalence of human-centered approaches in the design and development of these systems, motivated by a tradition in this field of working technology-centered. The results show that the focus on human needs and context of use is limited. It is argued that a reduction of the focus on technical advancements in favor of the needs of the users and the healthcare community, underpinned by human factors and ergonomics theory, is favorable. Due to the low number of identified articles describing or discussing human-centered approaches it is furthermore concluded that the publication culture promotes technical descriptions and summative evaluations rather than descriptions and reflections regarding the design and development processes. Shifting the focus from a technology-centered approach to a human-centered one can aid in the process of creating simulation systems for training in healthcare that are: 1) relevant to the learning objectives, 2) adapted to the needs of users, context and task, and 3) not selected based on technical or fidelity criteria. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Recent Trends in Quality Assurance

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    Amaral, Alberto; Rosa, Maria Joao

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we present a brief description of the evolution of quality assurance in Europe, paying particular attention to its relationship to the rising loss of trust in higher education institutions. We finalise by analysing the role of the European Commission in the setting up of new quality assurance mechanisms that tend to promote…

  10. Single center review of clinicopathological characterization in 77 patients with positive lupus anticoagulant antibodies.

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    Owaidah, Tarek M; Qurashi, Fat-Hiya M; Al Nounou, Randa M; Al Zahrani, Hazza; Al Mussa, Abdulrahman; Tbakhi, Abdelghani I; Al Daama, Saad; Elkum, Nasser; Roberts, George T

    2003-08-01

    The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a thrombophillic disorder characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (APA). It often occurs in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and may be associated with recurrent abortions and thrombocytopenia and, occasionally, catastrophic thrombotic events. To examine, retrospectively, the clinico-pathological features of patients with APS detected by the presence of the lupus anticoagulant (LAC). Patients were selected for study on the basis of a positive LAC test on review of the laboratory computer records of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. Following this, a clinical chart review was conducted in order to determine the clinical presentations, treatment and the course of patients identified. The information obtained was entered into an electronic database and subsequently analyzed. Seventy-seven patients were identified and reviewed. Fifty-six (73%) were female and 16 (21%) were children less than 15-years-old. Thirty-two patients (42%) had no clinical events (incidental APS). The syndrome was classified as primary in 40 (52%) patients and secondary in 37 (48%). Out of the 45 (58%) patients who presented with symptoms related to APA 22 (49%) had thrombosis, 24 (53%) had pregnancy failure, and 4 (9%) presented with catastrophic APS. The activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) was elevated and not corrected by mixing with normal plasma in 47 (61%). On the other hand, the prothrombin time (PT) was normal in 66 (90%). There is a significant difference between aPTT and PT as a screening test with P value of LAC. Incidental APS is not an uncommon finding in patients screened for APS. There is a clear association between the presence of LAC and an abnormal aPTT, which is much less obvious with the PT.

  11. Toward patient-centered care: a systematic review of older adults' views of quality emergency care.

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    Shankar, Kalpana N; Bhatia, Bhavnit K; Schuur, Jeremiah D

    2014-05-01

    Observers have cited a quality gap between the current emergency care and the needs of elderly adults in the emergency setting. The Institute of Medicine identified patient-centeredness as a vital aim of quality health care. To develop a patient-centered approach in the emergency setting, we must first understand the elderly patients' views of their emergency care. Thus, we performed a systematic review to synthesize the current knowledge about the elderly patient's preferences and views of their emergency care. Systematic review of qualitative studies and surveys addressing the elderly patients' views of their emergency care using PUBMED and CINAHL. Using meta-ethnography, we identified 6 broad themes about the elderly's perspectives of hospital-based emergency care. Of the 81 articles initially identified, our final review included 28 articles. We developed 6 themes of quality emergency care: (1) role of health care providers; (2) content of communication and patient education; (3) barriers to communication; (4) wait times; (5) physical needs in the emergency care setting; and (6) general elder care needs. Key findings were that emergency staff should (1) assume a leadership role with both the medical and social needs; (2) initiate communication frequently; (3) minimize potential barriers to communication; (4) check on patients during prolonged periods of waiting; (5) attend to distress caused by physical discomforts in the emergency care setting; and (6) address general elder care needs, including the care transition and involvement of caregivers when necessary. Current qualitative research on the views of the elderly patient to hospital-based emergency care reveals common themes that should be considered in efforts to improve delivery of care to the elderly patient. Copyright © 2013 American College of Emergency Physicians. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Perceptions of Smartphone User-Centered Mobile Health Tracking Apps Across Various Chronic Illness Populations: An Integrative Review.

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    Birkhoff, Susan D; Smeltzer, Suzanne C

    2017-07-01

    This integrative review presents a synthesis of the current qualitative research addressing the motivating factors, usability, and experiences of mobile health tracking applications (apps) across various chronic disease populations. Integrative review of the literature. Databases used to conduct this integrative review included: PubMed Plus, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Google Scholar, Science Direct, and EBSCO megafile. The following search terms were used in all five databases: smartphone apps, apps, mHealth, eHealth, mobile health apps, health tracking apps, user-centered apps, wireless technology, engagement, qualitative, and usability. The initial literature review yielded 689 results. Once inclusion and exclusion criteria were employed, 11 studies met the criteria set forth for this review. The reviewed studies provided insight into users' perceptions, experiences, and motivations to incorporate smartphone mobile health apps into their daily lives when living with chronic illnesses. This review indicates the growing interest in user-centered mobile health tracking apps, but with little understanding of motivating factors that foster sustained app use. Mobile health tracking apps targeted to users with chronic conditions need to have a high level of usability in order to motivate users to sustain engagement with their mobile health tracking app. User-centered mobile health tracking app technology is being used with increasing frequency to potentially provide individualized support to chronic illness populations. © 2017 Sigma Theta Tau International.

  13. [Quality assurance in occupational health services].

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    Michalak, J

    1996-01-01

    The general conditions influencing the quality assurance and audit in Polish occupational health services are presented. The factors promoting or hampering the implementation of quality assurance and audits are also discussed. The major influence on the transformation of Polish occupational health services in exorted by employers who are committed to cover the costs of the obligatory prophylactic examination of their employees. This is the factor which also contributes to the improvement of quality if services. The definitions of the most important terms are reviewed to highlight their accordance with the needs of occupational health services in Poland. The examples of audit are presented and the elements of selected methods of auditing are suggested to be adopted in Poland.

  14. Effectiveness of CenteringPregnancy on Breast-Feeding Initiation Among African Americans: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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    Robinson, Karen; Garnier-Villarreal, Mauricio; Hanson, Lisa

    2018-01-17

    While breast-feeding initiation rates for African American mothers are low, an innovative model of group prenatal care, CenteringPregnancy, holds promise to increase breast-feeding rates. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine the effects of CenteringPregnancy versus individual prenatal care on breast-feeding initiation among African American mothers. Using a systematic approach and PRISMA guidelines, 4 electronic databases were used to search the literature. English-language studies, comparing CenteringPregnancy and individual prenatal care, including African American participants, and specifying breast-feeding initiation as an outcome were screened for inclusion. Study strength and quality were assessed and 7 studies were systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed. Participation in CenteringPregnancy increased the probability of breast-feeding initiation by 53% (95% confidence interval = 29%-81%) (n = 8047). A subgroup analysis of breast-feeding initiation among only African American participants was performed on 4 studies where data were available. Participation in CenteringPregnancy increased the probability of breast-feeding initiation by 71% (95% confidence interval = 27%-131%) (n = 1458) for African American participants. CenteringPregnancy is an effective intervention to increase breast-feeding initiation for participants, especially for African Americans. To close the racial gap in breast-feeding initiation, high-quality research providing specific outcomes for African American participants in CenteringPregnancy are needed.

  15. Patient-centered Outcomes of Medication Adherence Interventions: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Conn, Vicki S.; Ruppar, Todd M.; Enriquez, Maithe; Cooper, Pamela S.

    2016-01-01

    Objectives This systematic review used meta-analytic procedures to synthesize changes in patient-centered outcomes following medication adherence interventions. Methods Strategies to locate studies included online searches of 13 databases and 19 research registries, hand searches of 57 journals, and author and ancestry searches of all eligible studies. Search terms included patient compliance, medication adherence, and related terms. Searches were conducted for all studies published since 1960. Eligible published or unpublished primary studies tested medication adherence interventions and reported medication knowledge, quality of life, physical function, and symptom outcomes. Primary study attributes and outcome data were reliably coded. Overall standardized mean differences (SMDs) were analyzed using random-effects models. Dichotomous and continuous moderator analyses and funnel plots were used to explore risks of bias. Results Thorough searching located eligible 141 reports. The reports included 176 eligible comparisons between treatment and control subjects across 23,318 subjects. Synthesis across all comparisons yielded statistically significant SMDs for medication knowledge (d = 0.449), quality of life (d = 0.127), physical function (d = 0.142), and symptoms (d = 0.182). The overall SMDs for studies focusing on subsamples of patients with specific illnesses were more modest but also statistically significant. Of specific symptoms analyzed (depression, anxiety, pain, energy/vitality, cardiovascular, and respiratory), only anxiety failed to show a significant improvement following medication adherence interventions. Most SMDs were significantly heterogeneous, and risk of bias analyses suggested links between study quality and SMDs. Conclusions Modest but significant improvements in patient-centered outcomes followed medication adherence interventions. PMID:27021763

  16. Radiotherapy Quality Assurance Report From Children's Oncology Group AHOD0031

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    Dharmarajan, Kavita V. [Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York (United States); Friedman, Debra L. [Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (United States); FitzGerald, T.J. [Quality Assurance Review Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island (United States); McCarten, Kathleen M. [Rhode Island Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (United States); Constine, Louis S. [University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York (United States); Chen, Lu [Children' s Oncology Group, Arcadia, California (United States); Kessel, Sandy K.; Iandoli, Matt; Laurie, Fran [Quality Assurance Review Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island (United States); Schwartz, Cindy L. [MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Wolden, Suzanne L., E-mail: woldens@mskcc.org [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)

    2015-04-01

    Purpose: A phase 3 trial assessing response-based therapy in intermediate-risk Hodgkin lymphoma mandated real-time central review of involved field radiation therapy (IFRT) and imaging records by a centralized review center to maximize protocol compliance. We report the impact of centralized radiation therapy review on protocol compliance. Methods and Materials: Review of simulation films, port films, and dosimetry records was required before and after treatment. Records were reviewed by study-affiliated or review center–affiliated radiation oncologists. A deviation of 6% to 10% from protocol-specified dose was scored as “minor”; a deviation of >10% was “major.” A volume deviation was scored as “minor” if margins were less than specified or “major” if fields transected disease-bearing areas. Interventional review and final compliance review scores were assigned to each radiation therapy case and compared. Results: Of 1712 patients enrolled, 1173 underwent IFRT at 256 institutions in 7 countries. An interventional review was performed in 88% of patients and a final review in 98%. Overall, minor and major deviations were found in 12% and 6% of patients, respectively. Among the cases for which ≥1 pre-IFRT modification was requested by the Quality Assurance Review Center and subsequently made by the treating institution, 100% were made compliant on final review. By contrast, among the cases for which ≥1 modification was requested but not made by the treating institution, 10% were deemed compliant on final review. Conclusions: In a large trial with complex treatment pathways and heterogeneous radiation therapy fields, central review was performed in a large percentage of cases before IFRT and identified frequent potential deviations in a timely manner. When suggested modifications were performed by the institutions, deviations were almost eliminated.

  17. Reactions to Rituximab in an Outpatient Infusion Center: A 5-Year Review.

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    Levin, Amy S; Otani, Iris M; Lax, Timothy; Hochberg, Ephraim; Banerji, Aleena

    Reactions to rituximab occur frequently, with up to 77% of patients developing a reaction during initial exposure. The safety of rechallenging patients after a reaction is not clear and standard guidelines are lacking. To better understand clinical decision making surrounding rituximab reactions and subsequent rechallenge. We performed a 5-year retrospective review of all rituximab reactions at a large academic outpatient infusion center. Patients' demographic characteristics, clinical symptoms, and management of reactions were reviewed. Reaction severity was classified using standard criteria. Between June 2006 and January 2011, 67 patients (mean age, 58 ± 13 years, 54% men) with at least 1 rituximab reaction were identified. Most reactions occurred during the first exposure to rituximab (63%). Most reactions (n = 59 [88%]) were grade 1 or 2. Fifty-one patients (n = 51 [88%]) were rechallenged with rituximab on the same day as the initial reaction. Most patients with a grade 1 reaction tolerated rechallenge. Conversely, all 4 patients with a grade 3 reaction had a reaction during rechallenge. The outcome of same-day rechallenge after an initial grade 2 reaction was varied; most patients (26 of 31 [84%]) tolerated same-day challenge, but 5 patients had a reaction (all grade 1-2 severity). Consistent with previous data, our observations suggest that patients who experience grade 1 reactions to rituximab can be safely rechallenged the same day. A grade 3 or 4 reaction should prompt referral to an allergy specialist for risk assessment before additional rituximab administration. Further research is needed to understand the optimal management of patients with grade 2 reactions. Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Home hemodialysis: a comprehensive review of patient-centered and economic considerations

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    Walker, Rachael C; Howard, Kirsten; Morton, Rachael L

    2017-01-01

    Internationally, the number of patients requiring treatment for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) continues to increase, placing substantial burden on health systems and patients. Home hemodialysis (HD) has fluctuated in its popularity, and the rates of home HD vary considerably between and within countries although there is evidence suggesting a number of clinical, survival, economic, and quality of life (QoL) advantages associated with this treatment. International guidelines encourage shared decision making between patients and clinicians for the type of dialysis, with an emphasis on a treatment that aligned to the patients’ lifestyle. This is a comprehensive literature review of patient-centered and economic impacts of home HD with the studies published between January 2000 and July 2016. Data from the primary studies representing both efficiency and equity of home HD were presented as a narrative synthesis under the following topics: advantages to patients, barriers to patients, economic factors influencing patients, cost-effectiveness of home HD, and inequities in home HD delivery. There were a number of advantages for patients on home HD including improved survival and QoL and flexibility and potential for employment, compared to hospital HD. Similarly, there were several barriers to patients preferring or maintaining home HD, and the strategies to overcome these barriers were frequently reported. Good evidence reported that indigenous, low-income, and other socially disadvantaged individuals had reduced access to home HD compared to other forms of dialysis and that this situation compounds already-poor health outcomes on renal replacement therapy. Government policies that minimize barriers to home HD include reimbursement for dialysis-related out-of-pocket costs and employment-retention interventions for home HD patients and their family members. This review argues that home HD is a cost-effective treatment, and increasing the proportion of patients on this

  19. Quality assurance in performance assessments

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    Maul, P.R.; Watkins, B.M.; Salter, P.; Mcleod, R [QuantiSci Ltd, Henley-on-Thames (United Kingdom)

    1999-01-01

    Following publication of the Site-94 report, SKI wishes to review how Quality Assurance (QA) issues could be treated in future work both in undertaking their own Performance Assessment (PA) calculations and in scrutinising documents supplied by SKB (on planning a repository for spent fuels in Sweden). The aim of this report is to identify the key QA issues and to outline the nature and content of a QA plan which would be suitable for SKI, bearing in mind the requirements and recommendations of relevant standards. Emphasis is on issues which are specific to Performance Assessments for deep repositories for radioactive wastes, but consideration is also given to issues which need to be addressed in all large projects. Given the long time over which the performance of a deep repository system must be evaluated, the demonstration that a repository is likely to perform satisfactorily relies on the use of computer-generated model predictions of system performance. This raises particular QA issues which are generally not encountered in other technical areas (for instance, power station operations). The traceability of the arguments used is a key QA issue, as are conceptual model uncertainty, and code verification and validation; these were all included in the consideration of overall uncertainties in the Site-94 project. Additionally, issues which are particularly relevant to SKI include: How QA in a PA fits in with the general QA procedures of the organisation undertaking the work. The relationship between QA as applied by the regulator and the implementor of a repository development programme. Section 2 introduces the discussion of these issues by reviewing the standards and guidance which are available from national and international organisations. This is followed in Section 3 by a review of specific issues which arise from the Site-94 exercise. An outline procedure for managing QA issues in SKI is put forward as a basis for discussion in Section 4. It is hoped that

  20. Material quality assurance risk assessment.

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    2013-01-01

    Over the past two decades the role of SHA has shifted from quality control (QC) of materials and : placement techniques to quality assurance (QA) and acceptance. The role of the Office of Materials : Technology (OMT) has been shifting towards assuran...

  1. Quality Assurance Training Tracking (QATTS)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This is metadata documentation for the Quality Assurance Training Tracking System (QATTS) which tracks Quality Assurace training given by R7 QA staff to in-house...

  2. Information Assurance Technical Framework (IATF)

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    2000-01-01

    The Information Assurance Technical Framework (IATF) document was developed to help a broad audience of users both define and understand their technical needs as well as select approaches to meet those needs...

  3. Microbiological Test Data - Assuring Data Integrity.

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    Tidswell, Edward Charles; Sandle, Tim

    2017-10-12

    Marketed drugs and devices possess specifications including critical microbiological quality attributes purposed to assure efficacy and patient safety. These attributes are legislated requirements intended to protect the recipient patient. Sampling, microbiological testing, interpretation of data for final products, raw materials and intermediates all contribute to a cohesive assessment in the assurance of finished product quality. Traditional culture-based microbiological methods possess inherent and unavoidable variability, recognized by the compendia and which might lead to erroneous conclusion pertaining to product quality. Such variability has been associated and intrinsically linked with data integrity issues; manufacturers have subsequently been encouraged by regulatory authorities to introduce multiple microbiologists or checks to prevent such issues. Understanding microbiological variability is essential such that genuine data integrity issues are identified. Furthermore, a range of meaningful preventative strategies are feasible beyond increasing the capacity of the quality control microbiological laboratory. This short review describes the legislative requirements, inherent microbiological variability and realistic actions and activities that genuinely assure patient safety. Copyright © 2017, Parenteral Drug Association.

  4. Implementation of a Quality Assurance Program in a new Radiotherapy Center taking as base the TG-40; Implementacion del programa de Garantia de Calidad en un Centro nuevo de Radioterapia tomando como base el TG-40

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    Marles, A.; Besa, P.; Hecht, P.; Arriagada, L.; Ruz, A.; Garay, C. [Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Centro de Cancer. Diagonal Paraguay, 319. Santiago (Chile)

    1998-12-31

    The recommended principles in the `Comprehensive QA for radiation oncology: Report of AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group 40`, TG-40, have been the base for implementation of the Quality Assurance Program of a modern Radiotherapy service. During its application has been necessary: to initiate its implementation before the equipment installation, assuming the costs of the contracts of the qualified personnel, realizing an initial investment adequate for equipment acquisition necessary for acceptation, commissioning and routinary control, the experienced formation of the personnel in the protocol philosophy, establishing procedures for day by day process which would allow the retrofeeding, the elaboration of templates and opening to changes and adjustments according to the necessities. The experience of two years had been demonstrated that the TG-40: a) It is feasible to be implemented but sometimes no strict totally and it is essential to have qualified personnel and the necessary material resources; b) It does not contains all the necessary for its practical implementation and must be completing with procedures and routine formats which facilitate their application; c) It allows the detection and opportune failure correction in the process; d) It is a continuous process that does not finishes. (Author)

  5. 77 FR 28610 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Oncology 2--Translational Clinical Integrated Review Group; Basic Mechanisms of Cancer... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Cancer Drug Developments & [email protected] . Name of Committee: Oncology 2--Translational Clinical Integrated Review Group; Chemo...

  6. 77 FR 1706 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Neuroendocrinology... Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Neurotoxicology and Alcohol Study Section. Date: January 30, 2012. Time..., Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Somatosensory and Chemosensory Systems Study...

  7. 75 FR 4092 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Cardiovascular Devices. Date: February 22, 2010. Time: 8... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Clinical Neurophysiology, Devices, Auditory Devices and... Committee: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Integrated Review Group, Clinical Research and Field Studies...

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    ... and Behavioral Processes Integrated Review Group; Biobehavioral Regulation, Learning and Ethology... Integrated Review Group; Clinical and Integrative Diabetes and Obesity Study Section. Date: October 11, 2012... Review Special Emphasis Panel; Biobehavioral Regulation, Learning and Ethology Academic Research...

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    ... Committee: Population Sciences and Epidemiology Integrated Review Group, Behavioral Genetics and...: Bioengineering Sciences & Technologies Integrated Review Group, Gene and Drug Delivery Systems Study Section....nih.gov . Name of Committee: Emerging Technologies and Training Neurosciences Integrated Review Group...

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    ...: Population Sciences and Epidemiology Integrated Review Group; Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes [email protected] . Name of Committee: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review Group... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Pilot Clinical Nephrology and Urology. Date: June 11...

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    ... Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Study Section. Date... Committee: Cell Biology Integrated Review Group, Development--1 Study Section. Date: October 10, 2011. Time... . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group...

  18. 42 CFR 440.260 - Methods and standards to assure quality of services.

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    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Methods and standards to assure quality of services. 440.260 Section 440.260 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH... and Limits Applicable to All Services § 440.260 Methods and standards to assure quality of services...

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    ... Committee: Musculoskeletal, Oral And Skin Sciences Integrated Review Group; Skeletal Muscle and Exercise..., [email protected] . ] Name of Committee: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Integrated Review Group...

  5. 77 FR 55851 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Integrated Review Group; Language and Communication Study Section. Date... Committee: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group; Molecular...

  7. 75 FR 54156 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Epidemiology Integrated Review Group, Neurological, Aging and Musculoskeletal Epidemiology Study Section. Date... Review Group, Gastrointestinal Mucosal Pathobiology Study Section. Date: October 12, 2010. Time: 8 a.m...

  8. Improving the Quality of Services in Residential Treatment Facilities: A Strength-Based Consultative Review Process

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    Pavkov, Thomas W.; Lourie, Ira S.; Hug, Richard W.; Negash, Sesen

    2010-01-01

    This descriptive case study reports on the positive impact of a consultative review methodology used to conduct quality assurance reviews as part of the Residential Treatment Center Evaluation Project. The study details improvement in the quality of services provided to youth in unmonitored residential treatment facilities. Improvements were…

  9. Home hemodialysis: a comprehensive review of patient-centered and economic considerations

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    Walker RC

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Rachael C Walker,1,2 Kirsten Howard,1 Rachael L Morton3 1School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; 2Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, Hastings, New Zealand; 3NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Abstract: Internationally, the number of patients requiring treatment for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD continues to increase, placing substantial burden on health systems and patients. Home hemodialysis (HD has fluctuated in its popularity, and the rates of home HD vary considerably between and within countries although there is evidence suggesting a number of clinical, survival, economic, and quality of life (QoL advantages associated with this treatment. International guidelines encourage shared decision making between patients and clinicians for the type of dialysis, with an emphasis on a treatment that aligned to the patients’ lifestyle. This is a comprehensive literature review of patient-centered and economic impacts of home HD with the studies published between January 2000 and July 2016. Data from the primary studies representing both efficiency and equity of home HD were presented as a narrative synthesis under the following topics: advantages to patients, barriers to patients, economic factors influencing patients, cost-effectiveness of home HD, and inequities in home HD delivery. There were a number of advantages for patients on home HD including improved survival and QoL and flexibility and potential for employment, compared to hospital HD. Similarly, there were several barriers to patients preferring or maintaining home HD, and the strategies to overcome these barriers were frequently reported. Good evidence reported that indigenous, low-income, and other socially disadvantaged individuals had reduced access to home HD compared to other forms of dialysis and that this situation compounds already-poor health outcomes on renal

  10. The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and ISTC projects related to research reactors: information review

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    Tocheniy, L. V.; Rudneva, V. Ya. [ISTC, Moscow (Russian Federation)

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    The ISTC is an intergovernmental organization established by agreement between the Russian Federation, the European Union, Japan, and the United States. Since 1994, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic have acceded to the Agreement and Statute. At present, the Republic of Korea is finishing the process of accession to the ISTC. All work of the ISTC is aimed at the goals defined in the ISTC Agreement: To give CIS weapons scientists, particularly those who possess knowledge and skills related to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, the opportunities to redirect their talents to peaceful activities; To contribute to solving national and international technical problems; To support the transition to market-based economics; To support basic and applied research; To help integrate CIS weapons scientists into the international scientific community. The projects may be funded both through governmental funds of the Funding partners of the ISTC. According to the ISTC Statute, approved by the appropriate national organizations, funds used within ISTC projects are exempt from CIS taxes. As of March 1998, more than 1500 proposals had been submitted to the Center, of which 551 were approved for funding, for a total value of approximately US$166 million. The number of scientists and engineers participating in the projects is more than 18000. There are about 20 funded and as yet nonfunded projects related to various problems of research reactors. Many of them address safety issues. Information review of the results and plans of both ongoing projects and as yet nonfunded proposals related to research reactors will be presented with the aim assisting international researchers to establish partnerships or collaboration with ISTC projects. The following groups of ISTC projects will be represented: 1. complex computer simulator s for research reactors; 2. reactor facility decommissioning; 3. neutron sources for medicine; 4

  11. Congenital bronchopulmonary malformations: A single-center experience and a review of literature

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    Full Text Available Purpose: To present a single-center experience with 25 cases of bronchopulmonary malformations and the review the literature. Materials and Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of patients with congenital bronchopulmonary malformations who were operated between July 1997 and July 2007 in our institute; we examined the modes of presentations, management, and outcome. Outcome of all patients was assessed over a short follow-up period (average 1.8 months. Results: Out of 25 patients, 18 (72% were male and 7 (28% were female. Age of patients ranged from 1 day to 11 years. The histopathological diagnosis was congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations [CCAM; n = 14 (56%], congenital lobar emphysema [CLE; n = 5 (20%], pulmonary sequestrations [PS; n = 3 (12%], and bronchogenic cysts [BC; n = 3 (12%]. Antenatal diagnosis was available in only 2 (8% patients. The common presenting symptoms were respiratory distress and chest infections. Lobectomy was the procedure of choice . Mortality was 16% (n = 4; M: F = 3: 1. Two patients died because of overwhelming sepsis, one from compromised cardiac function, and one from aspiration which might possibly have been prevented. Conclusion: Patients with progressive respiratory distress due to these anomalies may require urgent surgical intervention regardless of age. The surgical outcome is favorable, with manageable complications. Plain x-ray chest and CT of thorax are usually sufficient for diagnosis and planning of treatment. Pathological diagnosis may differ from the imaging diagnosis. Mortality is found to be more in neonates. Apart from initial stabilization, resection of lesion and careful postoperative care is necessary to reduce mortality and morbidity.

  12. Exploring "patient-centered" hospitals: a systematic review to understand change.

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    Gabutti, Irene; Mascia, Daniele; Cicchetti, Americo

    2017-05-22

    The healthcare scenario in developed countries is changing deeply: patients, who are frequently affected by multi-pathological chronic conditions, have risen their expectations. Simultaneously, there exist dramatic financial pressures which require healthcare organizations to provide more and better services with equal (or decreasing) resources. In response to these challenges, hospitals are facing radical transformations by bridging, redesigning and engaging their organization and staff. This study has the ambitious aim to shed light and clearly label the trends of change hospitals are enhancing in developed economies, in order to fully understand the presence of common trends and which organizational models and features are inspiring the most innovative organizations. The purpose is to make stock of what is known in the field of hospital organization about how hospitals are changing, as well as of how such change may be implemented effectively through managerial tools. To do so the methodology adopted integrates a systematic literature review to a wider engaged research approach. Evidence suggests that the three main pillars of change of the system are given by the progressive patient care model, the patient-centered approach and the lean approach. However, there emerge a number of gaps in what is known about how to exploit drivers of change and their effects. This study confirms that efforts in literature are concentrated in analyzing circumscribed experiences in the implementation of new models and approaches, failing therefore to extend the analysis at the organizational and inter-organizational level in order to legitimately draw consequences to be generalized. There seem to be a number of "gaps" in what is known about how to exploit drivers of change and their effects, suggesting that the research approach privileged till now fails in providing a clear guidance to policy makers and to organizations' management on how to concretely and effectively implement

  13. Integrating Safety and Mission Assurance in Design

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    Cianciola, Chris; Crane, Kenneth

    2008-01-01

    This presentation describes how the Ares Projects are learning from the successes and failures of previous launch systems in order to maximize safety and reliability while maintaining fiscal responsibility. The Ares Projects are integrating Safety and Mission Assurance into design activities and embracing independent assessments by Quality experts in thorough reviews of designs and processes. Incorporating Lean thinking into the design process, Ares is also streamlining existing processes and future manufacturing flows which will yield savings during production. Understanding the value of early involvement of Quality experts, the Ares Projects are leading launch vehicle development into the 21st century.

  14. Automating linear accelerator quality assurance

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    Eckhause, Tobias; Thorwarth, Ryan; Moran, Jean M., E-mail: jmmoran@med.umich.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5010 (United States); Al-Hallaq, Hania; Farrey, Karl [Department of Radiation Oncology and Cellular Oncology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States); Ritter, Timothy [Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); DeMarco, John [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, 90048 (United States); Pawlicki, Todd; Kim, Gwe-Ya [UCSD Medical Center, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Popple, Richard [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 (United States); Sharma, Vijeshwar; Park, SungYong [Karmanos Cancer Institute, McLaren-Flint, Flint, Michigan 48532 (United States); Perez, Mario; Booth, Jeremy T. [Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2065 (Australia)

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    Purpose: The purpose of this study was 2-fold. One purpose was to develop an automated, streamlined quality assurance (QA) program for use by multiple centers. The second purpose was to evaluate machine performance over time for multiple centers using linear accelerator (Linac) log files and electronic portal images. The authors sought to evaluate variations in Linac performance to establish as a reference for other centers. Methods: The authors developed analytical software tools for a QA program using both log files and electronic portal imaging device (EPID) measurements. The first tool is a general analysis tool which can read and visually represent data in the log file. This tool, which can be used to automatically analyze patient treatment or QA log files, examines the files for Linac deviations which exceed thresholds. The second set of tools consists of a test suite of QA fields, a standard phantom, and software to collect information from the log files on deviations from the expected values. The test suite was designed to focus on the mechanical tests of the Linac to include jaw, MLC, and collimator positions during static, IMRT, and volumetric modulated arc therapy delivery. A consortium of eight institutions delivered the test suite at monthly or weekly intervals on each Linac using a standard phantom. The behavior of various components was analyzed for eight TrueBeam Linacs. Results: For the EPID and trajectory log file analysis, all observed deviations which exceeded established thresholds for Linac behavior resulted in a beam hold off. In the absence of an interlock-triggering event, the maximum observed log file deviations between the expected and actual component positions (such as MLC leaves) varied from less than 1% to 26% of published tolerance thresholds. The maximum and standard deviations of the variations due to gantry sag, collimator angle, jaw position, and MLC positions are presented. Gantry sag among Linacs was 0.336 ± 0.072 mm. The

  15. Simulation center best practices: A review of ACS-accredited educational institutes' best practices, 2011 to present.

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    Cooke, James M; Rooney, Deborah M; Fernandez, Gladys L; Farley, David R

    2017-12-19

    Since the inception of American College of Surgeons' Accredited Educational Institute (ACS-AEI) Consortium, accreditation reviews have identified best practices in simulation-based education and center operations. A review of best practices would support the communication of these best practices, offer recognition of exemplar institutes, and facilitate discussion and sharing of resources amongst AEIs. We examined 5 years of ACS AEI accreditation best practices identified across all standards and criteria. The goal was to identify resources that could be shared among AEIs and recognize AEI champions that have promoted best practices in surgical simulation. From 149 site reviews (July 2011-June 2016), reviewers identified 197 best practices across 83 AEIs (52.9% of all sites reviewed received a best practice). A total of 52.5% of best practices were associated with curriculum development, delivery of effective education and assessment, and 25 available resources were identified that could be shared among AEIs. The majority of best practices (n = 117, 59.3%) were identified at 24 AEIs, with the highest number of best practices identified at Banner Simulation Center and New Orleans Learning Center (10 each over 2 reviews). Twenty-two other institutes presented 97 best practices, with between 3 to 8 per institute (mean = 4.4, standard deviation = 1.6). Specific best practices, criteria, and AEI champions are highlighted. Review of AEI accreditation best practices identified common themes for surgical simulation programs and identified tools that could be shared to advance all programs and champion AEIs that have promoted best practices in surgical simulation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. [Comparison of accreditation procedures, ISO 9000 certification procedures and total quality management. Personal experiences and application of quality assurance in a department of radiology and medical imaging].

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    Duvauferrier, R; Rolland, Y; Philippe, C; Milon, J; de Korvin, B; Rambeau, M; Morcet, N; Ramée, A

    1999-04-01

    Management of quality assurance protocols in a radiology department can be done by using several tools or models. Some are specific like accreditation manuals issued by some organizations, others like the ISO 9000 certification and the Total Quality management are more general and already well known by manufacturers. In order to implement a process of quality improvement, we have reviewed three models of quality assurance: evaluation in total quality based on the European model "EFQM", accreditation based on booklets from French cancer centers and Canadian radiology centers and, finally, accreditation based on the ISO 9002 certification model. Based on results of our comparative study, these three tools of quality management are not contradictory and may be complementary. However, they can be compared in terms of constraints they impose, of their historical background, of the criteria evaluated as well as the role of different teams. In conclusion, we suggest that directors of radiology department interested in implementing a quality assurance program first evaluate their department using the Canadian accreditation model issued in 1993 which is useful to become familiar with this new concept of quality. In a second step, a self assessment using the EFQM has to be done in collaboration with all members of the administration board in order to integrate all parameters and to share this protocol with all decision makers. The last step is to consolidate the organization of the quality assurance protocols by means of the ISO 9002 certification.

  17. Effects of person-centered care on residents and staff in aged-care facilities: a systematic review

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Sonya Brownie, Susan NancarrowSchool of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, AustraliaBackground: Several residential aged-care facilities have replaced the institutional model of care to one that accepts person-centered care as the guiding standard of practice. This culture change is impacting the provision of aged-care services around the world. This systematic review evaluates the evidence for an impact of person-centered interventions on aged-care residents and nursing staff.Methods: We searched Medline, Cinahl, Academic Search Premier, Scopus, Proquest, and Expanded Academic ASAP databases for studies published between January 1995 and October 2012, using subject headings and free-text search terms (in UK and US English spelling including person-centered care, patient-centered care, resident-oriented care, Eden Alternative, Green House model, Wellspring model, long-term care, and nursing homes.Results: The search identified 323 potentially relevant articles. Once duplicates were removed, 146 were screened for inclusion in this review; 21 were assessed for methodological quality, resulting in nine articles (seven studies that met our inclusion criteria. There was only one randomized, controlled trial. The majority of studies were quasi-experimental pre-post test designs, with a control group (n = 4. The studies in this review incorporated a range of different outcome measures (ie, dependent variables to evaluate the impact of person-centered interventions on aged-care residents and staff. One person-centered intervention, ie, the Eden Alternative, was associated with significant improvements in residents' levels of boredom and helplessness. In contrast, facility-specific person-centered interventions were found to impact nurses' sense of job satisfaction and their capacity to meet the individual needs of residents in a positive way. Two studies found that person-centered care was actually associated with an

  18. Effects of person-centered care on residents and staff in aged-care facilities: a systematic review.

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    Brownie, Sonya; Nancarrow, Susan

    2013-01-01

    Several residential aged-care facilities have replaced the institutional model of care to one that accepts person-centered care as the guiding standard of practice. This culture change is impacting the provision of aged-care services around the world. This systematic review evaluates the evidence for an impact of person-centered interventions on aged-care residents and nursing staff. We searched Medline, Cinahl, Academic Search Premier, Scopus, Proquest, and Expanded Academic ASAP databases for studies published between January 1995 and October 2012, using subject headings and free-text search terms (in UK and US English spelling) including person-centered care, patient-centered care, resident-oriented care, Eden Alternative, Green House model, Wellspring model, long-term care, and nursing homes. The search identified 323 potentially relevant articles. Once duplicates were removed, 146 were screened for inclusion in this review; 21 were assessed for methodological quality, resulting in nine articles (seven studies) that met our inclusion criteria. There was only one randomized, controlled trial. The majority of studies were quasi-experimental pre-post test designs, with a control group (n = 4). The studies in this review incorporated a range of different outcome measures (ie, dependent variables) to evaluate the impact of person-centered interventions on aged-care residents and staff. One person-centered intervention, ie, the Eden Alternative, was associated with significant improvements in residents' levels of boredom and helplessness. In contrast, facility-specific person-centered interventions were found to impact nurses' sense of job satisfaction and their capacity to meet the individual needs of residents in a positive way. Two studies found that person-centered care was actually associated with an increased risk of falls. The findings from this review need to be interpreted cautiously due to limitations in study designs and the potential for confounding bias

  19. Assuring Software Reliability

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    which include infusion pumps, undergo a scien - tific and regulatory review to evaluate their safety and effectiveness. But infusion pumps that...resources.sei.cmu.edu/ library /asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9323 [FDA 2010] U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff Total Product...resources.sei.cmu.edu/ library /asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9145 CMU/SEI-2014-SR-008 | 32 [Feiler 2012] Feiler, Peter; Goodenough, John; Gurfinkel, Arie; Weinstock

  20. Effectiveness of person-centered care on people with dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Full Text Available Sun Kyung Kim, Myonghwa Park Education and Research Center for Evidence Based Nursing Knowledge, College of Nursing, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea Background: Person-centered care is a holistic and integrative approach designed to maintain well-being and quality of life for people with dementia, and it includes the elements of care, the individual, the carers, and the family.Aim: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of person-centered care for people with dementia.Methods: Literature searches were undertaken using six databases including Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Cochrane Database, and KoreaMed using the following keywords: cognition disorder, dementia, person-centered care, patient-centered care, client-centered care, relationship-centered care, and dementia care. The searches were limited to interventional studies written in English and Korean and included randomized controlled studies and noncontrolled studies for people with dementia living in any setting.Results: Nineteen interventional studies, including 3,985 participants, were identified. Of these, 17 studies were from long-term care facilities and two studies were from homecare settings. The pooled data from randomized controlled studies favored person-centered care in reducing agitation, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and depression and improving the quality of life. Subgroup analysis identified greater effectiveness of person-centered care when implemented for people with less severe dementia. For agitation, short-term interventions had a greater effect (standardized mean difference [SMD]: -0.434; 95% conference interval [CI]: -0.701 to -0.166 than long-term interventions (SMD: -0.098; 95% CI: -0.190 to 0.007. Individualized activities resulted in a significantly greater beneficial effect than standard care (SMD: 0.513; 95% CI: -0.994 to -0.032. However, long-term, staff education, and

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  10. Neovascular Glaucoma: A Retrospective Review from a Tertiary Eye Care Center in Mexico.

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    Lazcano-Gomez, Gabriel; R Soohoo, Jeffrey; Lynch, Anne; N Bonell, Levi; Martinez, Karina; Turati, Mauricio; Gonzalez-Salinas, Roberto; Jimenez-Roman, Jesus; Y Kahook, Malik

    2017-01-01

    To describe the demographic characteristics, ocular comorbidities, and clinical outcomes of patients with neovascular glaucoma (NVG) and to determine the number of patients who returned for a follow-up eye examination. We examined the clinical data of patients with NVG, who attended a glaucoma clinic between July 2010 and November 2014. We collected information on the demographic characteristics of the patients to include the level of education, ocular comorbidities, NVG stage, visual acuity, glaucoma medications, intraocular pressure (IOP), and the number of patients who had a follow-up ocular examination at month 1, 3, 6, and 12. Data from 350 patients (473 eyes) with NVG were collected. We found 91% of the cohort had proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). We found blindness in both or one eye in 14% and 31% of the cohort respectively. Low vision was found in both or one eye in 14% and 32% of the eyes respectively. By 6 months follow-up, only 32% of the patients were seen at our clinic and by 12 months follow-up, this number decreased to 15%. Around 60% of the patients were on no IOP lowering drugs at the first visit. We found 53% of the cohort had an incomplete elementary school education. The results suggest that advanced NVG is a significant ocular problem for patients referred to our clinic with just over half of the patients presenting as blind. We also found that several socioeconomic factors that had an important role in the development of PDR and NVG, specifically, educational status. We described the characteristics of a large cohort of patients with very advanced NVG, reflecting the fact that the strict control of the underlying disease must be the main goal of the Mexican national health system. Lazcano-Gomez G, Soohoo JR, Lynch A, Bonell LN, Martinez K, Turati M, González-Salinas R, Jimenez-Roman J, Kahook MY. Neovascular Glaucoma: A Retrospective Review from a Tertiary Eye Care Center in Mexico. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2017;11(2):48-51.

  11. Review of the Lujan neutron scattering center: basic energy sciences prereport February 2009

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    Hurd, Alan J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rhyne, James J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lewis, Paul S [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    The Lujan Neutron Scattering Center (Lujan Center) at LANSCE is a designated National User Facility for neutron scattering and nuclear physics studies with pulsed beams of moderated neutrons (cold, thermal, and epithermal). As one of five experimental areas at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), the Lujan Center hosts engineers, scientists, and students from around the world. The Lujan Center consists of Experimental Room (ER) 1 (ERl) built by the Laboratory in 1977, ER2 built by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) in 1989, and the Office Building (622) also built by BES in 1989, along with a chem-bio lab, a shop, and other out-buildings. According to a 1996 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Defense Programs (DP) Office of the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) and the Office of Science (SC, then the Office of Energy Research), the Lujan Center flight paths were transferred from DP to SC, including those in ERI. That MOA was updated in 2001. Under the MOA, NNSA-DP delivers neutron beam to the windows of the target crypt, outside of which BES becomes the 'landlord.' The leveraging nature of the Lujan Center on the LANSCE accelerator is a substantial annual leverage to the $11 M BES operating fund worth approximately $56 M operating cost of the linear accelerator (LINAC)-in beam delivery.

  12. Air Operators’ Safety Assurance System

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    Xie Zhi-Hui

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Construction of air operators’ safety assurance system is important for national civil aviation authority to perform the safety oversight work systematically and efficiently on the air operators. The system is a combination of management process, tools, information platform, which utilize system configuration model and data collection tools to accomplish the air operator system design evaluation and performance evaluation, and output the advice for national civil aviation authority inspectors to take action to improve the air operators’ safety design and performance according to the regulation. Process has been designed to realize design and performance evaluation, and strengthen the safety assurance function during the air operator certification and surveillance phases. Based on the system configuration model, risk indicators, data collection tools and other tools, the system could perform configuration setting, planning, task assignment, data collection, analysis and action during the certification and surveillance. The application of the safety assurance system to different operators has been considered.

  13. Stroke quality metrics: systematic reviews of the relationships to patient-centered outcomes and impact of public reporting.

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    Parker, Carol; Schwamm, Lee H; Fonarow, Gregg C; Smith, Eric E; Reeves, Mathew J

    2012-01-01

    Stroke quality metrics play an increasingly important role in quality improvement and policies related to provider reimbursement, accreditation, and public reporting. We conducted 2 systematic reviews examining the relationships between compliance with stroke quality metrics and patient-centered outcomes, and public reporting of stroke metrics and quality improvement, quality of care, or outcomes. MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched to identify studies that evaluated the relationship between stroke quality metric compliance and patient-centered outcomes in acute hospital settings and public reporting of stroke quality metrics and quality improvement activities, quality of care, or patient outcomes. We specifically excluded studies that evaluated the effect of stroke units or hospital certification. Fourteen studies met eligibility criteria for the review of stroke quality metric compliance and patient-centered outcomes; 9 found mostly positive associations, whereas 5 found no or very limited associations. Only 2 eligible studies were found that directly addressed the public reporting of stroke quality metrics. Some studies have found positive associations between stroke metric compliance and improved patient-centered outcomes. However, high-quality studies are lacking and several methodological difficulties make the interpretation of the reported associations challenging. Information on the impact of public reporting of stroke quality metric data is extremely limited. Legitimate questions remain as to whether public reporting of stroke metrics is accurate, effective, or has the potential for unintended consequences. The generation of high-quality data examining quality metrics and stroke outcomes as well as the impact of public reporting should be given priority.

  14. Quality assurance of qualitative analysis

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    Ríos, Ángel; Barceló, Damiá; Buydens, Lutgarde

    2003-01-01

    The European Commission has supported the G6MA-CT-2000-01012 project on "Metrology of Qualitative Chemical Analysis" (MEQUALAN), which was developed during 2000-2002. The final result is a document produced by a group of scientists with expertise in different areas of chemical analysis, metrology...... and quality assurance. One important part of this document deals, therefore, with aspects involved in analytical quality assurance of qualitative analysis. This article shows the main conclusions reported in the document referring to the implementation of quality principles in qualitative analysis...

  15. Quality assurance of endoscopy units.

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    Stebbing, John F

    2011-06-01

    This chapter reflects on how England has led the world in service development and quality assurance of endoscopy. It draws out themes of leadership, strategic vision and organisational culture. It emphasises the pivotal importance of focussing service improvement on enhancing the quality of a patient's experience of endoscopy. It describes the processes used here for quality assurance of endoscopy units and how these have dovetailed with other strands of work in transforming the English endoscopy service. The chapter presents discussion of the responses to accreditation processes and how the design of the JAG Accreditation process maximises its effectiveness. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. The Science of Mission Assurance

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The intent of this article is to describe—and prescribe—a scientific framework for assuring mission essential functions in a contested cyber environment. Such a framework has profound national security implications as the American military increasingly depends on cyberspace to execute critical mission sets. In setting forth this prescribed course of action, the article will first decompose information systems into atomic processes that manipulate information at all six phases of the information lifecycle, then systematically define the mathematical rules that govern mission assurance.

  17. 78 FR 4419 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...: Dallas Marriott Suites Medical--Market Center, 2493 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207. Contact..., HHS) Dated: January 15, 2013. Melanie J. Gray, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee...

  18. Center for risk research: A review of work 1988-1991

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    Sjoeberg, L.

    1992-01-01

    This report gives a summary of the research published during the first 4 years of the Center for Risk Research at the Stockholm School of Economics. Risk research carried out so far at the Center has been concerned with mapping of attitudes and risk perceptions with regard to nuclear risks, AIDS, military flight risks, and economic risks. There has also been some methodological work and some work on the relationship between risk perception and interests.

  19. Quality assurance in education: The role of ICT and quality control ...

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    Quality assurance in education is perceived in this paper to be a product of the impact of information and communication technologies as well as the statutory control measures especially in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The paper reviews the concept of quality and quality assurance and their general application to ...

  20. Twenty Years of Quality Assurance in Higher Education: What's Happened and What's Different?

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    Ewell, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Twenty years ago, the federal government in the US first required institutional accrediting organisations, America's principal mechanism for quality assurance in higher education, to review institutional practices with respect to the assessment of student learning outcomes. Much that affects quality assurance has changed in the ensuing two decades…

  1. The Quest for Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning ...

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    The potential of these and other ODL providers in the country to promote mass access to quality education at all levels of the education system has hardly been tapped due to policy and resource limitations. Although each institution has put in place internal quality assurance mechanisms and structures for peer review, ...

  2. Quality Assurance in Medical Education: the Nigerian Context ...

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    Methods: A review of published articles and policy documents on quality assurance in higher education and medical training from different parts of the world, ... However, this can only happen if the medical professionals are properly trained in all accredited institutions, a situation that can best be attained by agreement on a ...

  3. Quality Assurance in Open, Distance and Online Education in ...

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    Quality assurance in the education sector is the systematic review of educational programmes to ensure that acceptable standards of education, scholarship and infrastructure are being maintained. The current vision and strategic direction of many organisations has raised the importance of using technology to create ...

  4. Information Assurance within the United States Air Force

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    Cherry, John D.

    2010-01-01

    According to the Department of Defense (DoD), a review of information assurance (IA) in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 2009, cyber security is jeopardized because of information loss. This situation has occurred in large part because of less than optimal training practices or adherence to training protocols. The purpose of this study was…

  5. 78 FR 5813 - 2013 Assuring Radiation Protection

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    ...The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of grant funds for the support of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) radiation protection program. The goal of the 2013 Assuring Radiation Protection will be to coordinate Federal, State, and Tribal activities to achieve effective solutions to present and future radiation control problems. The recipient of this cooperative agreement award will be expected to obtain the States' cooperation and participation on committees and working groups established to deal with individual problems. The recipient will also plan and facilitate an annual meeting and develop and offer educational activities to demonstrate mutually beneficial techniques, procedures, and systems relevant to the mission of assuring radiation protection. The recipient will establish committees, in accordance with Federal statutes and regulations, to address, evaluate, and propose solutions for a wide range of radiation health and protection issues. Examples of relevant areas already identified to be of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) The application of x-rays to the healing arts; (2) the application of non-medical ionizing radiation and medical/non- medical non-ionizing radiation; and (3) the control and mitigation of radiation exposure from all sources.

  6. NARAC SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE: ADAPTING FORMALISM TO MEET VARYING NEEDS

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    Walker, H; Nasstrom, J S; Homann, S G

    2007-11-20

    The National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) provides tools and services that predict and map the spread of hazardous material accidentally or intentionally released into the atmosphere. NARAC is a full function system that can meet a wide range of needs with a particular focus on emergency response. The NARAC system relies on computer software in the form of models of the atmosphere and related physical processes supported by a framework for data acquisition and management, user interface, visualization, communications and security. All aspects of the program's operations and research efforts are predicated to varying degrees on the reliable and correct performance of this software. Consequently, software quality assurance (SQA) is an essential component of the NARAC program. The NARAC models and system span different levels of sophistication, fidelity and complexity. These different levels require related but different approaches to SQA. To illustrate this, two different levels of software complexity are considered in this paper. As a relatively simple example, the SQA procedures that are being used for HotSpot, a straight-line Gaussian model focused on radiological releases, are described. At the other extreme, the SQA issues that must be considered and balanced for the more complex NARAC system are reviewed.

  7. 78 FR 26376 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group; Biochemistry and Biophysics of... Group; Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology, Rhythms and Sleep Study Section. Date: May 31, 2013. Time: 8...

  8. 77 FR 28397 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications...: Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies Integrated Review Group, Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics...

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    ... patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications... Methodologies Integrated Review Group Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics Study Section. Date: June 12...

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    ... patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications... Integrated Review Group; Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics Study Section. Date: December 10, 2013...

  11. 75 FR 1796 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Synapses, Cytoskeleton and...: Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies; Health Services Organization and Delivery Study Section. Date...

  12. 76 FR 31966 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Panel, Fellowships: Neurodevelopment, Synaptic Plasticity and Neurodegeneration. Date: July 6-7, 2011... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Neurodevelopment and Plasticity. Date: June 27, 2011...

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    ... Panel; Oral Microbiology, Immunology, Cell Biology and Periodontal Diseases. Date: July 15, 2010. Time... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Date...

  14. Safety and Mission Assurance Knowledge Management Retention: Managing Knowledge for Successful Mission Operations

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    Johnson, Teresa A.

    2006-01-01

    Knowledge Management is a proactive pursuit for the future success of any large organization faced with the imminent possibility that their senior managers/engineers with gained experiences and lessons learned plan to retire in the near term. Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) is proactively pursuing unique mechanism to ensure knowledge learned is retained and lessons learned captured and documented. Knowledge Capture Event/Activities/Management helps to provide a gateway between future retirees and our next generation of managers/engineers. S&MA hosted two Knowledge Capture Events during 2005 featuring three of its retiring fellows (Axel Larsen, Dave Whittle and Gary Johnson). The first Knowledge Capture Event February 24, 2005 focused on two Safety and Mission Assurance Safety Panels (Space Shuttle System Safety Review Panel (SSRP); Payload Safety Review Panel (PSRP) and the latter event December 15, 2005 featured lessons learned during Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle which could be applicable in the newly created Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV)/Constellation development program. Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and the Space Shuttle promised and delivered exciting human advances in space and benefits of space in people s everyday lives on earth. Johnson Space Center's Safety & Mission Assurance team work over the last 20 years has been mostly focused on operations we are now beginning the Exploration development program. S&MA will promote an atmosphere of knowledge sharing in its formal and informal cultures and work processes, and reward the open dissemination and sharing of information; we are asking "Why embrace relearning the "lessons learned" in the past?" On the Exploration program the focus will be on Design, Development, Test, & Evaluation (DDT&E); therefore, it is critical to understand the lessons from these past programs during the DDT&E phase.

  15. Internal quality assurance reviews: challenges and processes ...

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    ... Management Sciences and Law utilising a case study approach. Challenges are identified and highlighted across the Faculty. Furthermore, examination of the processes followed and challenges encountered by the Department of Public Relations Management and Communication is utilised, whilst conducting an internal

  16. Employer-Led Quality Assurance

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    Tyszko, Jason A.

    2017-01-01

    Recent criticism of higher education accreditation has prompted calls for reform and sparked interest in piloting alternative quality assurance methods that better address student learning and employment outcomes. Although this debate has brought much needed attention to improving the outcomes of graduates and safeguarding federal investment in…

  17. Redefining and expanding quality assurance.

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    Robins, J L

    1992-12-01

    To meet the current standards of excellence necessary for blood establishments, we have learned from industry that a movement toward organization-wide quality assurance/total quality management must be made. Everyone in the organization must accept responsibility for participating in providing the highest quality products and services. Quality must be built into processes and design systems to support these quality processes. Quality assurance has been redefined to include a quality planning function described as the most effective way of designing quality into processes. A formalized quality planning process must be part of quality assurance. Continuous quality improvement has been identified as the strategy every blood establishment must support while striving for error-free processing as the long-term objective. The auditing process has been realigned to support and facilitate this same objective. Implementing organization-wide quality assurance/total quality management is one proven plan for guaranteeing the quality of the 20 million products that are transfused into 4 million patients each year and for moving toward the new order.

  18. Assurance Cases for Medical Devices

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    Mindmanager (or similar) is very good for brainstorming. 2.  GSNCaseMaker is a set of unsupported Visio macros. Tooling 38b 45 Assurance Cases for...very good for brainstorming. 2.  GSNCaseMaker is a set of unsupported Visio macros. S1 Argue over hazards C1 Pump is safe Cx1 Hazards: environmental

  19. Quality Assurance Program. QAP Workbook.

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    The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) workbook is intended to assist institutions of higher education conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluations of their financial aid operations in relation to requirements of Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The workbook provides a structured approach for incorporating a cyclical Title IV QA system into…

  20. A Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guidelines for the Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis of Lyme Disease.

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    Miraglia, Caterina M

    2016-12-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review information regarding the current guidelines for the clinical laboratory diagnosis of Lyme disease as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to chiropractic physicians and to discuss the clinical utility of this testing. The CDC's website was reviewed to determine what their current recommendations are for the clinical laboratory testing of Lyme disease. The CDC's established guidelines recommend the use of a 2-tiered serologic testing algorithm for the evaluation of patients with suspected Lyme disease. This review provides doctors of chiropractic with information to remain current with the CDC's recommended guidelines for Lyme disease testing because patients may present to their office with the associated signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.

  1. Job Demand and Control Interventions: A Stakeholder-Centered Best-Evidence Synthesis of Systematic Reviews on Workplace Disability

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    Full Text Available Background: Physical and psychological job demands in combination with the degree of control a worker has over task completion, play an important role in reducing stress. Occupational stress is an important, modifiable factor affecting work disability. However, the effectiveness of reducing job demands or increasing job control remains unclear, particularly for outcomes of interest to employers, such as absenteeism or productivity. Objective: This systematic review reports on job demand and control interventions that impact absenteeism, productivity and financial outcomes. Methods: A stakeholder-centered best-evidence synthesis was conducted with researcher and stakeholder collaboration throughout. Databases and grey literature were searched for systematic reviews between 2000 and 2012: Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, TRIP, health-evidence.ca, Rehab+, National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC, and Institute for Work and Health. Articles were assessed independently by two researchers for inclusion criteria and methodological quality. Differences were resolved through consensus. Results: The search resulted in 3363 unique titles. After review of abstracts, 115 articles were retained for full-text review. 11 articles finally met the inclusion criteria and are summarized in this synthesis. The best level of evidence we found indicates that multimodal job demand reductions for either at-work or off-work workers will reduce disability-related absenteeism. Conclusion: In general, the impacts of interventions that aim to reduce job demands or increase job control can be positive for the organization in terms of reducing absenteeism, increasing productivity and cost-effectiveness. However, more high quality research is needed to further assess the relationships and quantify effect sizes for the interventions and outcomes reviewed in this study.

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    .... 301-435-1743. [email protected] . Name of Committee: Emerging Technologies and Training Neurosciences... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR10-174: International Research Ethics Education and... Committee: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Clinical Neuroscience and...

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    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Neuroscience Education. Date: September 20-21, 2011...: Integrative Neuroscience. Date: September 14-15, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...-435- 1033, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience...

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    ... Committee: Oncology 1--Basic Translational Integrated Review Group; Cancer Genetics Study Section. Date... of Committee: Oncology 2--Translational Clinical Integrated Review Group; Clinical Oncology Study... 20892, 301-435-1783, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Oncology 1--Basic Translational...

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    ... 20892, 301-435- 0903 [email protected] . Name of Committee: Oncology 2--Translational Clinical Integrated Review Group; Cancer Biomarkers Study Section. Date: October 15-16, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m... Review Special Emphasis Panel; Cancer Therapeutics AREA Grant Applications. Date: October 15, 2012. Time...

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    ....306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93... Committee: Oncology 2--Translational Clinical Integrated Review Group; Radiation Therapeutics and Biology... . Name of Committee: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group...

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    ... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333... Committee: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group Synthetic and Biological Chemistry B Study Section Date: June 4-5, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

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    ... Review Group; Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study Section. Date: February 7..., Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846...: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group; Synthetic and Biological...

  9. 77 FR 32649 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research... Committee: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group; Synthetic and Biological Chemistry A Study Section. Date: June 25, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  10. 76 FR 66075 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Stroke, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury. Date: November 30-December 1... Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group HIV/AIDS Vaccines Study Section. Date: November...; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878, 93...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... Research. Date: December 6, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93...

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    .... Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton....m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, (Formerly... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND...

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    ... Biology and Therapeutics. Date: June 1-2, 2011. Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...: Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences Integrated Review Group, Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section... Group, Somatosensory and Chemosensory Systems Study Section. Datea: June 7-8, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p...

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    ...: Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences Integrated Review Group; Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section...; Diseases and Pathophysiology of the Visual System Study Section. Date: June 17-18, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to...--Translational Clinical Integrated Review Group; Developmental Therapeutics Study Section. Date: June 17, 2013...

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    ..., (301) 435- 1146, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study Section. Date: February 9..., [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group...

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    ... Health Behavior Integrated Review Group, Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study...) 435-1149, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group...

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    ... Clinical Integrated Review Group; Basic Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics Study Section. Date: May 24-25...-435-1159, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Immunology Integrated Review Group... Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Immunology Mechanism. Date: May 27, 2010. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p...

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    ... and Tobacco Revision Applications: Social Sciences and Population Studies. Date: May 21-22, 2012. Time... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Social Sciences and Population Studies: Second Panel. Date: May 21... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Member Conflict: Myocardial Metabolism, Ischemia and Heart Failure...

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    ... Integrated Review Group, Community Influences on Health Behavior. Date: June 10, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6... Business: Non-HIV Microbial Vaccine Development. Date: June 14, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Agenda..., [email protected] . Name of Committee: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Integrated Review Group...

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    ... Review Group, Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS Study Section. Date: November 6-7, 2012... Study Section. Date: November 6, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant.... Cass Avenue., Bldg. 460, Argonne, IL 60439. Contact Person: Nuria E. Assa-Munt, Ph.D., Scientific...

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    ... Neuroscience. Date: September 30, 2013. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... Conflict: Integrative Neuroscience. Date: September 30-October 1, 2013. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda... Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group; Macromolecular Structure and Function E Study Section. Date...

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    ... Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Section..., espinozala@mail.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review...

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    ... Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Somatosensory [email protected] . ] Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated... Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Cognitive Neuroscience Study Section. Date: June 8, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to...

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    ... of Committee: Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences Integrated Review Group; Skeletal Biology... 20892, 301-435-1169, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences... . Name of Committee: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Acute Neural...

  6. 75 FR 57475 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration Study Section. Date: October 14-15, 2010. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m...; Member Conflict: Cell Biology. Date: October 26-27, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  7. 75 FR 61767 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-10-06

    .... Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hotel Palomar, 2121 P Street, NW., Washington.... Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND...

  8. 78 FR 27975 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-05-13

    ... review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW.... Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, 999... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND...

  9. 77 FR 28889 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-16

    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR-11-044: Indo-US Collaborative Program on Low-Cost Medical... applications. Place: St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20036. Contact Person: Suzanne Ryan.... to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M...

  10. 77 FR 3277 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-01-23

    ... Low-Cost Medical Devices. Date: February 15-16, 2012. Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and...-17, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hotel...: Handlery Union Square Hotel, 351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Contact Person: Eugene Carstea, Ph...

  11. 76 FR 50486 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-08-15

    ... 20892, 301-435-1779, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Integrated Review Group; Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section. Date... of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Behavioral Medicine...

  12. 75 FR 25273 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... 20892, (301) 435- 4433, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group, Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions Study Section. Date: June 3-4, 2010..., [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group...

  13. 78 FR 27244 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions Study Section. Date: June 6-7, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  14. 75 FR 994 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-01-07

    .../Dietary Prevention Study Section. Date: February 4-5, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and..., Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention Study... Pathophysiological Basis of Mental Disorders and Addictions Study Section. Date: February 4-5, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to...

  15. 78 FR 55086 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-09

    ..., Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions... 20892, (301) 435-1726, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior..., [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group...

  16. 76 FR 22907 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-04-25

    ... Behavior Integrated Review Group; Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions Study Section. [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section. Date: June 2-3, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To...

  17. 76 FR 573 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-01-05

    ..., Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group, Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions[email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group, Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention Study Section. Date: February 3-4, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m...

  18. 75 FR 20607 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section. Date: May 24-25, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda... Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Neural Basis of Psychopathology, Addictions and...

  19. 77 FR 27470 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-10

    ... Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions Study Section. Date: June 7-8, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  20. 76 FR 52959 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-08-24

    ...- 9135, [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group, Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions Study Section. Date: September 29-30, 2011. [email protected] . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group...