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  1. Radiotherapy quality assurance review in a multi-center randomized trial of limited-disease small cell lung cancer: the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) trial 0202

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    The purpose of this study was to analyze the radiotherapy (RT) quality assurance (QA) assessment in Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) 0202, which was the first trial that required on-going RT QA review in the JCOG. JCOG 0202 was a multi-center phase III trial comparing two types of consolidation chemotherapy after concurrent chemoradiotherapy for limited-disease small cell lung cancer. RT requirements included a total dose of 45 Gy/30 fx (bis in die, BID/twice a day) without heterogeneity correction; elective nodal irradiation (ENI) of 30 Gy; at least 1 cm margin around the clinical target volume (CTV); and interfraction interval of 6 hours or longer. Dose constraints were defined in regards to the spinal cord and the lung. The QA assessment was classed as per protocol (PP), deviation acceptable (DA), violation unacceptable (VU), and incomplete/not evaluable (I/NE). A total of 283 cases were accrued, of which 204 were fully evaluable, excluding 79 I/NE cases. There were 18 VU in gross tumor volume (GTV) coverage (8% of 238 evaluated); 4 VU and 23 DA in elective nodal irradiation (ENI) (2% and 9% of 243 evaluated, respectively). Some VU were observed in organs at risk (1 VU in the lung and 5 VU in the spinal cord). Overall RT compliance (PP + DA) was 92% (187 of 204 fully evaluable). Comparison between the former and latter halves of the accrued cases revealed that the number of VU and DA had decreased. The results of the RT QA assessment in JCOG 0202 seemed to be acceptable, providing reliable results

  2. Review of SKB's Quality Assurance Programme

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    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 licence

  3. 7 CFR 90.102 - Quality assurance review.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) COMMODITY LABORATORY TESTING PROGRAMS INTRODUCTION Quality Assurance § 90.102 Quality assurance review. (a) Each laboratory performing tests...

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

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    Ryan, Tricia

    2015-01-01

    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 rev...

  5. The management role in quality assurance and utilization review

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    This presentation covers a variety of concepts concerning quality assurance and utilization review as they relate to health care in general and, specifically, to radiology. Quality assurance has been a major part of health care for several years and has developed into the primary objective of the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals. The historical perspective, an analysis of its changes, and how the process is currently used are presented. An opinion is then given on the future utility of quality assurance and how it may help or hinder health care. The topic of utilization review is also discussed, and an attempt is made to share the importance of the relationship between the review process and quality assurance. Finally, some practical suggestions are given on how quality assurance and utilization review can be used to identify existing or potential problems in radiology, how they can be monitored and corrected, and a practical system for follow-up

  6. An evaluation of the relationship between the quality of prophylactic cranial radiotherapy in childhood acute leukemia and institutional experience: a Quality Assurance Review Center-Pediatric Oncology Group study

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    Purpose: The Pediatric Oncology Group Protocol 9404 was a prospective clinical trial of two forms of chemotherapy in childhood T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and advanced stage T-cell lymphoblastic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The protocol called for prophylactic C1 whole brain external beam irradiation, 18 Gy in 2 Gy/fraction for 9 fractions. We hypothesized that a correlation would be found between the number of children irradiated on protocol by an institution and the compliance rate of that institution with radiotherapy quality assurance (QA) guidelines. We also hypothesized that QA compliance would improve as the study progressed. Methods and Materials: We scored the radiation dose as a minor deviation from protocol guidelines if the dose to the prescription point differed from the protocol by 6-10%, and a major deviation if it differed from protocol by >10%. Treatment volumes were scored as a minor deviation if the margins were less than specified or the fields were excessively large. A major deviation was defined as the transection of a potential leukemia-bearing volume such as would be caused by blocking the cribriform plate, optic nerve, or temporal lobe. When the treating physician submitted a treatment plan and simulator film at the initiation of therapy to the Quality Assurance Review Center (QARC), a rapid turn-around review of the plan and suggestions for improvement was provided. At the end of therapy, all simulator and port films were reviewed at the QARC. Results: We reviewed the data from 353 patients treated at 73 institutions in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Of these patients, 2% (n=7) were not assessable for QA because of incomplete information. Minor quality deviations were found in 27.7% of patients (n=98) and major deviations in 7.9% (n=28). The frequency of major deviations for institutions placing 1-4 patients on study was 11% vs. 5.5% for institutions placing ≥5 patients (p5 patients (p not significant). The frequency of major

  7. Quality Assurance Review of SKB's Copper Corrosion Experiments

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    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 out with sufficient quality, so that results can be considered to be reliable within the context of their use in safety assessment. The former named authority, SKI, has initiated a series of reviews of SKB's methods of quality assurance and their implementation. This quality assurance review is focused on the work of copper corrosion being conducted in at SKB's Hard Rock Laboratory (HRL) in Aespoe, LOT and Miniature canister (Minican) experiments. In order for the reviewers to get a broad understanding of the issue of copper corrosion both SKB reports as well as the viewpoint of MKG was collected prior to commencement of the actual review task. The purpose of this project is to assess SKB's quality assurance with the view of providing input for the preparation of the SR-Site safety assessment. This has been achieved by examination of the corrosion part of the LOT and Minican experiments using a check list, visits to the relevant facilities, and meetings with contractors and a few members of the SKB staff. The same approach for quality assurance reviews has been used earlier in similar review tasks. During the quality review of the selected projects, several QA- related issues of different degree of severity was noted by the reviewers. The most significant finding was that SKB has chosen to present only selected real-time corrosion monitoring data in TR-09-20. This was surprising and SSM expect that SKB will analyse the reason for this thoroughly. The reviewers also made other observations which can be

  8. Quality-Assurance Plan for Water-Quality Activities in the USGS Ohio Water Science Center

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    Francy, Donna S.; Shaffer, Kimberly H.

    2008-01-01

    In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Office of Water Quality in the Water Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey, a quality-assurance plan has been written for use by the Ohio Water Science Center in conducting water-quality activities. This quality-assurance plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the Ohio Water Science Center 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 are meant to complement the Ohio Water Science Center quality-assurance plans for water-quality monitors, the microbiology laboratory, and surface-water and ground-water activities.

  9. The Radiological Physics Center: 40 years of vigilance and quality assurance for NCI sponsored clinical trials

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    The RPC was established in 1968 to contribute to the development, conduct, and QA of multi-institutional cooperative group clinical trials. One key aspect to the RPC's function is that it operates as an independent quality assurance office for multi-institutional cooperative group clinical trials. The RPC grant was originally awarded through a competition sponsored by the AAPM. In 1967, a memorandum of agreement was reached between the AAPM and the Committee for Radiation Therapy Studies (CRTS) for clinical radiation dosimetry related to inter-institutional studies. The agreement called for the establishment of a center of operations for the implementation of this scientific program, in other words, the creation of a Radiological Physics Center. The RPC has been funded continuously since 1968 under Dr. Shalek's guidance (1968-1985), followed by Dr. William Hanson (1985-2001) and currently by Dr. Geoffrey Ibbott (2001-present). The RPC currently monitors 1768 institutions that participate in cooperative group clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). These institutions are located primarily in the USA and Canada, but also include participants from 30 other countries. Within the 1768 institutions, there are over 3300 megavoltage therapy machines that are monitored by the RPC QA program. In 1999, the RPC joined with several other QA offices to form the Advanced Technology Consortium (ATC). The role of the ATC is to support the development and conduct of advanced technology clinical trials, to facilitate communications among the four QA offices and to reduce duplication of effort among the quality assurance offices. The four major components of the RPC's QA program are: 1) the remote TLD audit of machine calibration, 2) on-site dosimetry review visits, 3) credentialing for advanced technology clinical trials, and 4) review of patient treatment records

  10. 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

  11. Quality assurance and utilization review: Challenging the successful radiologic practice

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    The radiologist today has become a pivotal figure in the hospital quality assurance-utilization review equation. Appropriateness has become the watchword in today's medical practice, and renewed efforts are under way to critically evaluate overutilization of radiologic services. This presentation addresses successful approaches to the issues of physician ordering patterns, demand staff reading, centralized medical imaging, report turn-around, and the promotion of new imaging alternatives. A principal focus is the appropriate use of diagnostic imaging which promotes the lowest overall cost and risk to the patient. Current problems and issues are explored as well as alternative strategies to cope with changing situations. Relevant resource material is reviewed and distributed

  12. 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

  13. FAA Airworthiness Assurance NDI Validation Center (AANC) operated by Sandia National Laboratories.

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    Roach, Dennis Patrick; Hartman, Roger D.

    2010-09-01

    Airworthiness Assurance NDI Validation Center (AANC) objectives are: (1) Enhance aircraft safety and reliability; (2) Aid developing advanced aircraft designs and maintenance techniques; (3) Provide our customers with comprehensive, independent, and quantitative/qualitative evaluations of new and enhanced inspection, maintenance, and repair techniques; (4) Facilitate transferring effective technologies into the aviation industry; (5) Support FAA rulemaking process by providing guidance on content & necessary tools to meet requirements or recommendations of FARs, ADs, ACs, SBs, SSIDs, CPCP, and WFD; and (6) Coordinate with and respond to Airworthiness Assurance Working Group (AAWG) in support of FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC).

  14. MRI quality assurance using the ACR phantom in a multi-unit imaging center

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    Background. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instrumentation is vulnerable to technical and image quality problems, and quality assurance is essential. In the studied regional imaging center the long-term quality assurance has been based on MagNET phantom measurements. American College of Radiology (ACR) has an accreditation program including a standardized image quality measurement protocol and phantom. The ACR protocol includes recommended acceptance criteria for clinical sequences and thus provides possibility to assess the clinical relevance of quality assurance. The purpose of this study was to test the ACR MRI phantom in quality assurance of a multi-unit imaging center. Material and methods. The imaging center operates 11 MRI systems of three major manufacturers with field strengths of 3.0 T, 1.5 T and 1.0 T. Images of the ACR phantom were acquired using a head coil following the ACR scanning instructions. Both ACR T1- and T2-weighted sequences as well as T1- and T2-weighted brain sequences in clinical use at each site were acquired. Measurements were performed twice. The images were analyzed and the results were compared with the ACR acceptance levels. Results. The acquisition procedure with the ACR phantom was faster than with the MagNET phantoms. On the first and second measurement rounds 91% and 73% of the systems passed the ACR test. Measured slice thickness accuracies were not within the acceptance limits in site T2 sequences. Differences in the high contrast spatial resolution between the ACR and the site sequences were observed. In 3.0 T systems the image intensity uniformity was slightly lower than the ACR acceptance limit. Conclusion. The ACR method was feasible in quality assurance of a multi-unit imaging center and the ACR protocol could replace the MagNET phantom tests. An automatic analysis of the images will further improve cost-effectiveness and objectiveness of the ACR protocol

  15. 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.

  16. Quality assurance and quality control in mammography: A review

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    A mammogram is among the most technically demanding radiographic procedures. The early detection of breast cancer relies on the radiologist's ability to perceive subtle changes in the image that are only perceptible with high-quality imaging. Early detection of breast cancer is only as reliable as the mammogram with which a diagnosis is made, and a mammogram is only as accurate as the system that produces it. A quality assurance (QA) program maximizes the likelihood that the mammographic images will provide adequate diagnostic information for the least possible radiation exposure and cost to the patient. The QA program monitors each phase of operation of the imaging facility beginning with the request for an examination and ending with the interpretation of the referring physician and ensures that the imaging equipment used for the examination will yield the information desired. Because image quality is the most important technical aspect of mammography, this review summarizes the most important QA and quality control issues

  17. Quality assurance in radiology: peer review and peer feedback.

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    Strickland, N H

    2015-11-01

    Peer review in radiology means an assessment of the accuracy of a report issued by another radiologist. Inevitably, this involves a judgement opinion from the reviewing radiologist. Peer feedback is the means by which any form of peer review is communicated back to the original author of the report. This article defines terms, discusses the current status, identifies problems, and provides some recommendations as to the way forward, concentrating upon the software requirements for efficient peer review and peer feedback of reported imaging studies. Radiologists undertake routine peer review in their everyday clinical practice, particularly when reporting and preparing for multidisciplinary team meetings. More formal peer review of reported imaging studies has been advocated as a quality assurance measure to promote good clinical practice. It is also a way of assessing the competency of reporting radiologists referred for investigation to bodies such as the General Medical Council (GMC). The literature shows, firstly, that there is a very wide reported range of discrepancy rates in many studies, which have used a variety of non-comparable methodologies; and secondly, that applying scoring systems in formal peer review is often meaningless, unhelpful, and can even be detrimental. There is currently a lack of electronic peer feedback system software on the market to inform radiologists of any review of their work that has occurred or to provide them with clinical outcome information on cases they have previously reported. Learning opportunities are therefore missed. Radiologists should actively engage with the medical informatics industry to design optimal peer review and feedback software with features to meet their needs. Such a system should be easy to use, be fully integrated with the radiological information and picture archiving systems used clinically, and contain a free-text comment box, without a numerical scoring system. It should form a temporary record

  18. Quality assurance of 3-D conformal radiation therapy for a cooperative group trial - RTOG 3D QA center initial experience

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    PURPOSE: 3-D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) holds promise in allowing safe escalation of radiation dose to increase the local control of prostate cancer. Prospective evaluation of this new modality requires strict quality assurance (QA). We report the results of QA review on patients receiving 3DCRT for prostate cancer on a cooperative group trial. MATERIALS and METHODS: In 1993 the NCI awarded the ACR/RTOG and nine institutions an RFA grant to study the use of 3DCRT in the treatment of prostate cancer. A phase I/II trial was developed to: a) test the feasibility of conducting 3DCRT radiation dose escalation in a cooperative group setting; b) establish the maximum tolerated radiation dose that can be delivered to the prostate; and c) quantify the normal tissue toxicity rate when using 3DCRT. In order to assure protocol compliance each participating institution was required to implement data exchange capabilities with the RTOG 3D QA center. The QA center reviews at a minimum the first five case from each participating center and spot checks subsequent submissions. For each case review the following parameters are evaluated: 1) target volume delineation, 2) normal structure delineation, 3) CT data quality, 4) field placement, 5) field shaping, and 6) dose distribution. RESULTS: Since the first patient was registered on August 23, 1994, an additional 170 patients have been accrued. Each of the nine original approved institutions has participated and three other centers have recently passed quality assurance bench marks for study participation. Eighty patients have been treated at the first dose level (68.4 Gy minimum PTV dose) and accrual is currently ongoing at the second dose level (73.8 Gy minimum PTV dose). Of the 124 cases that have undergone complete or partial QA review, 30 cases (24%) have had some problems with data exchange. Five of 67 CT scans were not acquired by protocol standards. Target volume delineation required the submitting institution

  19. The Role of Peer Review in Norwegian Quality Assurance: Potential Consequences for Excellence and Diversity

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    Langfeldt, Liv; Stensaker, Bjorn; Harvey, Lee; Huisman, Jeroen; Westerheijden, Don F.

    2010-01-01

    The article analyses the role of peer review within broader external quality assurance schemes. Based on an analytical framework emphasising that modern quality assurance schemes are designed as a balancing act between standardised guidelines and professional judgement, the article uses data from a recent evaluation of NOKUT, the Norwegian Quality…

  20. Standard review plan for the review of environmental restoration remedial action quality assurance program plans

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    This plan establishes both the scope of the review and the acceptance criteria to be utilized for the review of Quality Assurance Program Plans (QAPPs) developed in accordance with the requirements of DOE/RL-90-28. DOE/RL-90-28, the Environmental Restoration Remedial Action Quality Assurance Requirements Document (QARD) defines all quality assurance (QA) requirements governing activities that affect the quality of the Environmental Restoration Remedial Action (ERRA) program at the Hanford Site. These requirements are defined in three parts, Part 1 of Quality Management and Administration tasks, Part 2 for Environmental Data Operations, and Part 3 of the Design and Construction of items, systems, and facilities. The purpose of this document is to identify the scope of the review by the DOE Field Office, Richland staff, and establish the acceptance criteria (Parts 1, 2, and 3) that the DOE Field Office, Richland staff will utilize to evaluate the participant QAPPs. Use of the standard review plan will (1) help ensure that participant QAPPs contain the information required by DOE/RL-90-28, (2) aid program participant and DOE Field Office, Richland staff is ensuring that the information describing the participant's QAPP is complete, (3) help persons regarding DOE/RL- 90-28 to locate information, and (4) contribute to decreasing the time needed for the review process. In addition, the Standard Review Plan (SRP) ensures the quality and uniformity of the staff reviews and presents a well-defined base from which to evaluate compliance of participant quality programs against DOE/RL-90-28

  1. Quality assurance programme in the external dosimetry laboratory of the center for radiation protection of Cuba

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    Full text: The External Dosimetry Laboratory (LDE) of the Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) is the central dosimetry service of the country, which assures the individual monitoring on a monthly basis of about 5500 workers in 1000 establishments and maintains the National Dose Registry System. A project for upgrading the personal dosimetry service was started in 2000. In March 2001 film dosimeters began to gradually replaced by TLDs, the latter becoming the only official dosimeter a year later. In order to maintain quality and ensure compliance with regulations and international recommendations, a quality assurance culture has been introduced into the laboratory and quality requirements have been developed and implemented in the daily work through the establishment of a quality assurance (QA) programme. The design of the QA programme is based on the criteria contained in the ISO, on the recommendations of the IEC, and IAEA, as well as on regulations of the National Accreditation Council. The present study deals with the structure of the Laboratory's QA programme and includes documentation, organizational and managerial aspects as well as the procedures that are implemented. The experience gained during the years of the use of the QA programme is also described. (author)

  2. A quality assurance program for radiotherapy centers in the Republic of Korea

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    Recognizing the importance of quality assurance in radiotherapy and the need to make access to radiation standards traceable to the international measurement system to every radiotherapy center, the KFDA, as a national secondary standard dosimetry laboratory (SSDL), has started a quality assurance program from 1999. This program was initiated by tele-survey to all radiotherapy centers regarding general information about their radiotherapists, medical physicists, type of equipment, dosimeters, etc. This provided the KFDA with a data file and led to links between the KFDA and the clinics. In 1999 a national quality assurance program for ensuring dosimetry accuracy has been performed by on-site dosimetry for 4 60Co γ ray, 47 high-energy photon beams used in 43 centers. During the audits, the procedure followed by the KFDA was to measure the outputs of the LINAC(6 MV) and Co-60 teletherapy units in terms of absorbed dose to water for fixed dose (2 Gy) in water phantom (only one phantom used in this on-site visit). For all the case, the measurements are carried out in a water phantom according to the IAEA recommended code of practice. The distributions of deviations in total audit are given. The results showed deviations varying between -7.11% and 8.38%. KFDA follow up the large deviated radiotherapy centers. The traceability to SSDL is a major factor of deviation between KFDA measurement dose and clinics quoted dose. The correction for air density (temperature and pressure) is a factor that sometimes introduces errors. Most of the clinics do not calibrate their own barometers and sometimes rely on the air pressure that is quoted during measurements by local metrological offices. In one case, the barometer and thermometer of the clinic were deviating from KFDA instruments by about 10 mmHg and 2, respectively even if the temperature was measured in air. In one case, about 4% of output variation with gantry head angle (horizontal vs. vertical). In the past two years the

  3. [A method for quality assurance in a community mental health center. Community psychiatry in Copenhagen].

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    Vendsborg, P B; Garsdal, O; Knudsen, H C

    1998-03-16

    The purpose was to describe a method for quality assurance in community mental health centres. Three psychiatrists and a multiprofessional treatment team conceived the method. The community mental health center--which was the basis for the work--was the Copenhagen centre for the sectors Vesterbro and Kongens Enghave. The target group for the centre is people with serious mental illness. The work is done according to the principles for clinical case managers. Data are registered in a national database in combination with the centre's own registration system. Eleven indicators for process quality and eight for outcome quality were selected. Measurement parameters for there indicators were defined. Criteria and standard were defined according to existing knowledge and the author's clinical experience. The necessary programs for calculating the value of the chosen standards are constructed. With the use of existing data and a limited extra registration it was possible to evolve a method for quality assurance in a community mental health centre. PMID:9536637

  4. Development and status of data quality assurance program at NASA Langley research center: Toward national standards

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    Hemsch, Michael J.

    1996-01-01

    As part of a continuing effort to re-engineer the wind tunnel testing process, a comprehensive data quality assurance program is being established at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). The ultimate goal of the program is routing provision of tunnel-to-tunnel reproducibility with total uncertainty levels acceptable for test and evaluation of civilian transports. The operational elements for reaching such levels of reproducibility are: (1) statistical control, which provides long term measurement uncertainty predictability and a base for continuous improvement, (2) measurement uncertainty prediction, which provides test designs that can meet data quality expectations with the system's predictable variation, and (3) national standards, which provide a means for resolving tunnel-to-tunnel differences. The paper presents the LaRC design for the program and discusses the process of implementation.

  5. Quality assurance and quality control of nuclear analytical laboratories in Ankara nuclear research and training center

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    The objective of this project is to introduce quality assurance systems for validated analytical data in nuclear laboratories of Center.In trade,health,safety and environmental protection, the users of a laboratory's analytical results are increasingly requiring demostrable proof of the reliability and credibility of the results using internationally accepted standards. Such demands are being imposed by the European Community. In addition to this, there is growing need for laboratories to operate efficiently and effectively to reduce internal waste to provide reliable and verifiable reports in a timely and economical manner.International Atomic Energy Agency assist laboratories to improve their QA activities to a level of performance which satisfies the requirements of the immediate beneficiaries and ultimately to a level of certification. A comprehensive QA/QC programme is applied to NALs - ANAEM which the QA system is self- sustainable for official accreditation

  6. Quality-Assurance Plan for Water-Quality Activities in the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center

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    Wagner, Richard J.; Kimbrough, Robert A.; Turney, Gary L.

    2007-01-01

    In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Office of Water Quality in the Water Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this quality-assurance plan has been created for use by the USGS Washington Water Science Center (WAWSC) in conducting water-quality activities. The plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the personnel of the WAWSC for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of water-quality data. The policies and procedures that are documented in this quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities are meant to complement the WAWSC's quality-assurance plans for surface-water and ground-water activities and to supplement the WAWSC quality-assurance plan.

  7. 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

  8. Lessons Learned from Canadian Pre-Project Design Review - Quality assurance of design

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    This presentation deals with lessons learned from Canadian pre-project design review. It provides an overview of the Canadian legislative and regulatory framework and the pre-licensing review process. It highlights 12 lessons learned from design reviews, including incomplete project quality assurance program, lack of definition of design management process, lack of implementing procedures, weaknesses in considerations of interconnections between systems, non-conformances related to control of design, and difficulties in addressing the functions and responsibilities of the design authority

  9. Standard Review Plan for the review of financial assurance mechanisms for decommissioning under 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 70, and 72

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    Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Decommissioning under 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 70 and 72, is prepared for the guidance of Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff reviewers in performing reviews of applications from material licensees affected by the decommissioning regulations established June 27, 1988 (53FR24018). The principal purpose of the SRP is to assure the quality and uniformity of staff reviews and to present a base from which to evaluate the financial assurance aspects of the applications. The SRP identifies who performs the review, the matters that are reviewed, the basis for the review, how the review is performed, and the conclusions that are sought

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. REVIEW OF U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY NO2 MONITORING QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM

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    A review of EPA's Quality Assurance Program for monitoring NO2 in ambient air is presented. Included are a discussion of the nationwide audit program, special audits of continuous monitors, the preparation of NO2 audit samples, and a general interpretation of the results of these...

  13. 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…

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

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    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. The need for regular audits of the

  15. 76 FR 30372 - Center for Scientific Review; Meetings

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  16. Guidelines for External Reviews of Quality Assurance Agencies in the European Higher Education Area. ENQA Occasional Papers 19

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    ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), 2012

    2012-01-01

    In accordance with the ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) membership criteria laid down in the Statutes of ENQA, member agencies are required to undergo external reviews against the membership criteria, and thereby the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) as…

  17. A review of Doppler Ultrasound Quality Assurance Protocols and Test Devices

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    Browne, Jacinta

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, an overview of Doppler ultrasound quality assurance (QA) testing will be presented in three sections. The first section will review the different Doppler ultrasound parameters recommended by professional bodies for use in QA protocols. The second section will include an evaluation and critique of the main test devices used to assess Doppler performance, while the final section of this paper will discuss which of the wide range of test devices have been found to be most suitable...

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

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    Gary Kessler

    2009-01-01

    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 ()I 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 ...

  19. State-of-the-art review of quality assurance techniques for vitrified high level waste

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    Quality assurance is required for certain chemical and physical properties of both the molten glass pour and the solidified glass within the stainless steel container. It is also required to monitor the physical condition of the container lid weld. A review is presented of techniques which are used or which might be adapted for use in the quality assurance of vitrified high level waste. For the most part only non-intrusive methods have been considered, however, some techniques which are not strictly non-intrusive have been reviewed where a non-intrusive technique has not been identified or where there are other advantages associated with the particular technique. In order to identify suitable candidate techniques reference has been made to an extensive literature survey and experts in the fields of nuclear waste technology, glass technology, non-destructive testing, chemical analysis and remote analysis have been contacted. The opinions of manufacturers and users of specific techniques have also been sought. A summary is also given of those techniques which can most readily be applied to the problem of quality assurance for vitrified waste as well as recommendations for further research into techniques which might be adapted to suit this application. (author)

  20. 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.

  1. Interim guidance on the Standard Review Plan for the review of financial assurance mechanisms for decommissioning under 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, and 70

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    Interim Guidance on the Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Decommissioning under 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, and 70 is prepared for the guidance of Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff reviewers in performing reviews of applications from material licensees affected by the decommissioning regulations established June 27, 1988 (53FR24018). The principal purpose of the SRP is to assure the quality and uniformity of staff reviews and to present a base from which to evaluate the financial assurance aspects of the applications. NUREG-1337, identifies who performs the review, the matters that are reviewed, the basis of the review, how the review is performed, and the conclusions that are sought. 3 refs

  2. Review process and quality assurance in the EBR-II probabilistic risk assessment

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    A Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) of the Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR-II), a Department of Energy (DOE) Category A reactor, has recently been completed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Within the scope of the ANL QA Programs, a QA Plan specifically for the EBR-II PRA was developed. The QA Plan covered all aspects of the PRA development, with emphasis on the procedures for document and software control, and the internal and external review process. The effort spent in the quality assurance tasks for the EBR-II PRA has reciprocated by providing acceptance of the work and confidence in the quality of the results

  3. 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

  4. 77 FR 35412 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-06-13

    ..., (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Katherine Bent, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the Director, Center... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to... a meeting of the Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council. The meeting will be open to...

  5. Scoping review of patient-centered care approaches in healthcare

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    Constand, Marissa K; MacDermid, Joy C; Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina; Law, Mary

    2014-01-01

    Background The purpose of this scoping review was to describe how three tenants of patient-centered care provision: communication, partnership, and health promotion are addressed in patient-centered care models/frameworks across the literature. Methods A scoping review of literature published in English since 1990 was conducted using Medline, CINAHL, and EMBASE. A key term search strategy was employed using “patient-centered care”, “client-centered care”, “framework” and “model” to identify r...

  6. 78 FR 30303 - National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation...

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    ... in the Federal Register at 78 FR 14549, on March 6, 2013. No comments were received. DATES: Submit... ADMINISTRATION National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation... requirement regarding the National Contact Center customer evaluation surveys. In this request, the...

  7. 75 FR 6032 - National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation...

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    ... customer evaluation survey. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR... ADMINISTRATION National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation... 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0278, National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey, in...

  8. 77 FR 65570 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-29

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Molecular Neuroscience. Date: November 5....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Review of Behavioral...

  9. Quality assurance program preparation - review of requirements and plant systems - selection of program levels

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    The establishment and implementation for a practicable quality assurance program for a nuclear power plant demands a detailed background in the field of engineering, manufacturing, organization and quality assurance. It will be demonstrated with examples to define and control the achievement of quality related activities during the phases of design, procurement, manufactoring, commissioning and operation. In general the quality assurance program applies to all items, processes and services important to safety of nuclear power plant. The classification for safety related and non-safety related items and services demonstrate the levels of quality assurance requirements. The lecture gives an introduction of QA Program preparation under the following topics: -Basic criteria and international requirements - Interaction of QA activities - Modular and product oriented QA programs - Structuring of organization for the QA program - Identification of the main quality assurance functions and required actions - Quality Assurance Program documentation - Documentation of planning of activities - Control of program documents - Definitions. (orig./RW)

  10. Quality assurance procedures for analyses and report reviews supporting performance assessments of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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    This document presents the quality assurance (QA) philosophy and procedures for analyses and report reviews used by the Performance Assessment Department of Sandia National Laboratories, which directly supports the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Analysis procedures described herein will be incorporated into the Performance Assessment Analysis Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP 2-4), and report review procedures will be incorporated into QAP 2-5; both will apply to all Sandia and Sandia contractor activities related to performance assessment (except where the contractor has its own approved QA procedures). This report presents the philosophy behind the OA procedures, provides the standards adopted for performance assessment analysis and report review, discusses the implementation of these standards, and summarizes the software executive package, CAMCON, which aids in implementing the standards

  11. 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, kittc@csr.nih.gov . Any interested person may...

  12. Flight Dynamics Mission Support and Quality Assurance Process

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    Oh, InHwan

    1996-01-01

    This paper summarizes the method of the Computer Sciences Corporation Flight Dynamics Operation (FDO) quality assurance approach to support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Flight Dynamics Support Branch. Historically, a strong need has existed for developing systematic quality assurance using methods that account for the unique nature and environment of satellite Flight Dynamics mission support. Over the past few years FDO has developed and implemented proactive quality assurance processes applied to each of the six phases of the Flight Dynamics mission support life cycle: systems and operations concept, system requirements and specifications, software development support, operations planing and training, launch support, and on-orbit mission operations. Rather than performing quality assurance as a final step after work is completed, quality assurance has been built in as work progresses in the form of process assurance. Process assurance activities occur throughout the Flight Dynamics mission support life cycle. The FDO Product Assurance Office developed process checklists for prephase process reviews, mission team orientations, in-progress reviews, and end-of-phase audits. This paper will outline the evolving history of FDO quality assurance approaches, discuss the tailoring of Computer Science Corporations's process assurance cycle procedures, describe some of the quality assurance approaches that have been or are being developed, and present some of the successful results.

  13. 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.; Bay, P. Michael

    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.

  14. Review of quality assurance criteria for nuclear power plants in Japan

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    The present quality assurance guide of Japan Electric Association, JEAG-4101, was prepared in 1972 for the purpose of establishing the safety functions, insuring the public and employees' health, improving operational reliability and maintaining power supply. This guide reflects the state of nuclear power generation of those days. It stands on the point of recognition that quality assurance is controlled by the builders of plants. However, its contents are very simple, and do not mention the concrete means and methods of the items to be conducted, though the items are clear. Since then, international cooperation has progressed in nuclear power industries, and it may be natural that quality assurance criteria are eagerly required to be internationally adaptable. Thus it was decided to do the work for revising JEAG-4101 considering the matching with the Cord of Practice of IAEA. The scope is the quality assurance activity in design, manufacture, installation and trial operation, while operation practice is omitted because it is covered by the present ''security regulations''. The contents of the revised draft include the general description, quality assurance program, organization, document control, design control, procurement control, material and equipment control, manufacture and installation control, inspection and testing control, disqualification control and audit. (Wakatsuki, Y.)

  15. 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.

  16. Error in the delivery of radiation therapy: Results of a quality assurance review

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    Purpose: To examine error rates in the delivery of radiation therapy (RT), technical factors associated with RT errors, and the influence of a quality improvement intervention on the RT error rate. Methods and materials: We undertook a review of all RT errors that occurred at the Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto) from January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2002. Errors were identified according to incident report forms that were completed at the time the error occurred. Error rates were calculated per patient, per treated volume (≥1 volume per patient), and per fraction delivered. The association between tumor site and error was analyzed. Logistic regression was used to examine the association between technical factors and the risk of error. Results: Over the study interval, there were 555 errors among 28,136 patient treatments delivered (error rate per patient = 1.97%, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.81-2.14%) and among 43,302 treated volumes (error rate per volume = 1.28%, 95% CI, 1.18-1.39%). The proportion of fractions with errors from July 1, 2000, to December 31, 2002, was 0.29% (95% CI, 0.27-0.32%). Patients with sarcoma or head-and-neck tumors experienced error rates significantly higher than average (5.54% and 4.58%, respectively); however, when the number of treated volumes was taken into account, the head-and-neck error rate was no longer higher than average (1.43%). The use of accessories was associated with an increased risk of error, and internal wedges were more likely to be associated with an error than external wedges (relative risk = 2.04; 95% CI, 1.11-3.77%). Eighty-seven errors (15.6%) were directly attributed to incorrect programming of the 'record and verify' system. Changes to planning and treatment processes aimed at reducing errors within the head-and-neck site group produced a substantial reduction in the error rate. Conclusions: Errors in the delivery of RT are uncommon and usually of little clinical significance. Patient subgroups and

  17. Quality assurance in the 22991 EORTC ROG trial in localized prostate cancer: Dummy run and individual case review

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    Introduction: EORTC trial 22991 was designed to evaluate the addition of concomitant and adjuvant short-term hormonal treatments to curative radiotherapy in terms of disease-free survival for patients with intermediate risk localized prostate cancer. In order to assess the compliance to the 3D conformal radiotherapy protocol guidelines, all participating centres were requested to participate in a dummy run procedure. An individual case review was performed for the largest recruiting centres as well. Materials and methods: CT-data of an eligible prostate cancer patient were sent to 30 centres including a description of the clinical case. The investigator was requested to delineate the volumes of interest and to perform treatment planning according to the protocol. Thereafter, the investigators of the 12 most actively recruiting centres were requested to provide data on five randomly selected patients for an individual case review. Results: Volume delineation varied significantly between investigators. Dose constraints for organs at risk (rectum, bladder, hips) were difficult to meet. In the individual case review, no major protocol deviations were observed, but a number of dose reporting problems were documented for centres using IMRT. Conclusions: Overall, results of this quality assurance program were satisfactory. The efficacy of the combination of a dummy run procedure with an individual case review is confirmed in this study, as none of the evaluated patient files harboured a major protocol deviation. Quality assurance remains a very important tool in radiotherapy to increase the reliability of the trial results. Special attention should be given when designing quality assurance programs for more complex irradiation techniques

  18. 77 FR 23229 - Submission for OMB Review; Assurance of Compliance-Civil Rights Certificate

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    2012-04-18

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  19. 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.

  20. 77 FR 62246 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-12

    ... grant applications. Place: Embassy Suites Washington DC--Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Clinical and Translational...

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Quality Assurance Peer Review Chart Rounds in 2011: A Survey of Academic Institutions in the United States

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    Purpose: 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. Methods and Materials: An anonymous web-based survey was sent to the chief resident of each institution across the United States. Results: 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 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 (<10% of cases), 39% and 11% of institutions reported that minor and major changes, respectively, were made to more than 10% of cases. Conclusion: 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 avoided. The potential effect of a more thorough quality assurance peer review on patient outcomes is not known.

  4. Quality assurance program

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    The concept of levels of quality assurance as applied to CANDU-type nuclear power plant components, i.e. maintaining an appropriate cost/benefit ratio, is introduced. The design process itself has quality assurance features by virtue of multi-level review. (E.C.B.)

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

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    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

  6. DOE financial assurance presentation

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    The presentation topic is California's approach to license application review in meeting financial assurances for the proposed Ward Valley site. The purpose of the presentation is to provide information on specific financial assurance provisions contained in 10 CFR Part 61 and how California intends to satisfy those requirements. Also, as rate setter, California intends to demonstrate how it will assure allowable costs to the rate base though a financial prudency review. The key provisions of financial assurance are: 10 CFR Section 61.61 - This provision requires an applicant to demonstrate its ability to finance licensed activities; 10 CFR Section 61.62 - This provision requires an applicant to provide assurance that sufficient funds will be available for site closure and stabilization; and 10 CFR Section 61.63 - This provision requires an applicant to provide 'a copy of a binding arrangement, such as a lease, between the applicant and the disposal site owner, so that sufficient funds will be available to cover the costs of the institutional control period.' To assist California in its determination of financial assurance compliance to be demonstrated by the applicant for Part 61 requirements, is NUREG guidance document 1199 'Standard Format and Content of a License Application for a Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Disposal Facility.' The detailed financial assurance provisions of NUREG 1199 are then embodied in NUREG 1200, 'Standard Review Plant for the Review of a License Application for a LLRW Disposal Facility.'

  7. 75 FR 54893 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-09

    ... . Name of Committee: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: SAT and BTSS Study Sections....

  8. 78 FR 68462 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-11-14

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Brain Injury and Neurovascular Pathologies... Integrated Review Group; Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics Study Section. Date: December 10,...

  9. 77 FR 58853 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-24

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Member Conflict: Social Psychology, Family... and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Glia...

  10. 78 FR 52552 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-08-23

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Behavioral Interventions... Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Chronic Dysfunction and Integrative Neurodegeneration Study Section....

  11. 76 FR 11500 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-03-02

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Cardiovascular and Autoimmune Disease... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Muscular Rehabilitation. Date: March 11, 2011....

  12. 76 FR 62079 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-06

    ..., the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Bacterial Pathogenesis Review....

  13. 75 FR 25275 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-05-07

    ...: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review Group; Cardiac Contractility, Hypertrophy, and Failure... of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Muscle...

  14. Does a central review platform improve the quality of radiotherapy for rectal cancer? Results of a national quality assurance project

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    Background and purpose: Quality assurance (QA) for radiation treatment has become a priority since poorly delivered radiotherapy can negatively influence patient outcome. Within a national project we evaluated the feasibility of a central review platform and its role in improving uniformity of clinical target volume (CTV) delineation in daily practice. Material and methods: All Belgian radiotherapy departments were invited to participate and were asked to upload CTVs for rectal cancer treatment onto a secured server. These were centrally reviewed and feedback was given per e-mail. For each five consecutive patients per centre, the overlap parameter dice coefficient (DC) and the volumetric parameters volumetric ratio (RV) and commonly contoured volume (VCC) were calculated. Results: Twenty departments submitted 1224 eligible cases of which 909 were modified (74.3%). There was a significant increase in RV and VCC between the first ten patients per centre and the others. This was not seen for DC. Statistical analysis did not show a further significant improvement in delineation over the entire review period. Conclusion: Central review was feasible and increased the uniformity in CTV delineation in the first ten rectal cancer patients per centre. The observations in this study can be used to optimize future QA initiatives

  15. Benefits and Costs of Auditor's Assurance: Evidence from the Review of Quarterly Financial Statements

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    Jean Bédard; Lucie Courteau

    2013-01-01

    Even though there is a worldwide consensus as to the necessity of an audit of annual financial statements for public companies, there is divergence of views as to the review of interim financial statements. While some jurisdictions make it mandatory (e.g., Australia, France, US), others allow the review without requiring it (e.g., Canada, UK). Using a sample of companies listed in Canada, we examine the costs associated with these reviews and the benefits they generate in terms of improvement...

  16. 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…

  17. 78 FR 70313 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-11-25

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  18. 76 FR 58522 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-09-21

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  19. 75 FR 32958 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-06-10

    ....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; ARRA: Health Literacy... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; OD-10-005: Director's Opportunity 5...

  20. General review of quality assurance system requirements. The utility or customer requirement

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    What are the customer's Quality Assurance requirements and how does he convey these to his contractor, or apply them to himself. Many documents have been prepared mostly by countries with high technology availability and it is significant to note that many of the documents, particularly those of the United States of America, were prepared for nuclear safety related plant, but the logic of these documents equally applied to heavy engineering projects that are cost effective, and this is the current thinking and practice within the CEGB (Central Electricity Generating Board). Some documents have legislative backing, others rely on contractual disciplines, but they all appear to repeat the same basic requirements, so why does one continue to write more documents. The basic problem is that customers have to satisfy differing national legislative, economic and commercial requirements and, like all discerning customers, wish to reserve the right to satisfy their own needs, which are very often highly specialized. The CEGB are aware of this problem and are actively co-operating with most of the national and international authorities who are leading in this field, with a view to obtaining compatibility of requirements, but now there still remains the problem of satisfying national custom and practice. (author)

  1. Characterization of the Peer Review Network at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health

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    Boyack, Kevin W.; Mei-Ching Chen; George Chacko

    2014-01-01

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world. This funding is largely effected through a competitive grants process. Each year the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at NIH manages the evaluation, by peer review, of more than 55,000 grant applications. A relevant management question is how this scientific evaluation system, supported by finite resources, could be continuously evaluated and improved for maximal benefit to the sci...

  2. Implementation of a Quality Assurance Program in a new Radiotherapy Center taking as base the TG-40

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    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)

  3. The role of dosimetry audits in radiotherapy quality assurance: The 8 year experience in Greek radiotherapy and brachytherapy centers

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    Twenty six (26) radiotherapy (RT) centers (public and private) operate in Greece up to date (Apr. 2010), where 36 linacs and 8 Co-60 teletherapy units are being used, producing 64 photon beams (Co60, 6-23 MV) and 126 electron beams (4-21 MeV) in total. Furthermore, 7 HDR Ir192 and 2 MDR/LDR Cs137 remote afterloading brachytherapy systems operate. The Ionizing Radiation Calibration Laboratory (IRCL) of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) runs dosimetry audits in all Greek radiotherapy centers by means of on-site visits, in order to assess the dose accuracy, to identify and resolve problems on dosimetry, to provide intercomparisons to hospitals and disseminate the IAEA TRS 398 protocol. Additionally, the GAEC's IRCL calibrates the reference dosimetry equipment of all RT centers, in terms of absorbed dose in water at Co60 beam quality and air kerma strength at Ir192 qualities. The GAEC's dosimetry audit is a continuous process: The 1st round has been completed for the photons beams (2002 - 2006), electrons (2002 - 2008) and brachytherapy (2006-2009). The 2nd round is at the final stage for photons (2006-2010) and in progress for the rest, while a 3rd round for photons has already been initiated. The audit results for the photons 1st round have been published. This work presents the results of these audits and focuses on the improvements of RT centers' dosimetry during the successive audit rounds

  4. Enhancing Treatment Outcome of Patients at Risk of Treatment Failure: Meta-Analytic and Mega-Analytic Review of a Psychotherapy Quality Assurance System

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    Shimokawa, Kenichi; Lambert, Michael J.; Smart, David W.

    2010-01-01

    Objective: Outcome research has documented worsening among a minority of the patient population (5% to 10%). In this study, we conducted a meta-analytic and mega-analytic review of a psychotherapy quality assurance system intended to enhance outcomes in patients at risk of treatment failure. Method: Original data from six major studies conducted…

  5. 75 FR 3473 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-01-21

    ... limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special... 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Sensory, Motor, and Cognitive...

  6. 75 FR 26972 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-05-13

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy Study Section..., Genomes, and Genetics Integrated Review Group, Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Human...

  7. 76 FR 372 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-01-04

    ... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Social Sciences and Population Studies... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Risk Prevention and Health... Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies. Date: January...

  8. 76 FR 60058 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-09-28

    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, RFA Panel: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy. Date... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Vascular and Hematology Integrated Review Group, Molecular and Cellular Hematology. Date:...

  9. RAVEN Quality Assurance Activities

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    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.

  10. Quality Assurance Through Reimbursement

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    Shaughnessy, Peter W.; Kurowski, Bettina

    1982-01-01

    Quality assurance and reimbursement programs normally function separately in the health care field. This paper reviews objectives and certain conceptual issues associated with each type of program. Its primary intent is to summarize substantive and operational topics which must be addressed if quality of care is to be enhanced through reimbursement. The focus is on methods for integrating quality assurance and reimbursement. The final section presents topics for future research.

  11. 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.

  12. Quality assurance manual: Volume 2, Appendices

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    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

  13. 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

  14. 75 FR 4831 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-01-29

    ..., (301) 213- 9887, hamelinc@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special... 7818, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435- 2359, shayiqr@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR...

  15. 77 FR 61009 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-05

    ...: Embassy Suites DC Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW., Washington, DC 20001. Contact Person: Deborah L... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflicts: Immunologic...

  16. 77 FR 58852 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-24

    ... DC Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW., Washington, DC 20001. Contact Person: Kenneth M. Izumi, Ph... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Risk, Prevention and...

  17. 77 FR 52751 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-08-30

    ... review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center, 900 10th...: Embassy Suites, DC Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW., Washington, DC 20001. Contact Person: Peter B... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  18. 78 FR 26642 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-05-07

    ... evaluate grant applications. Place: Embassy Suites DC Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW., Washington... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings..., Baltimore, MD 21202. Contact Person: Boris P Sokolov, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center...

  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 cost benefit review of applying quality assurance principles to project management of environmental cleanup programs

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    This paper shows the cost/benefit mechanism used for applying the theory and practical aspects of QA principles as a management tool to project management of environmental cleanup projects. This includes reviewing and guidelines and requirements to determine the practical aspects of applying these requirements to environmental project management. Thus, there is a feedback loop for comparison of the cost/benefits of application of each stage of the project. The project's major stages include planning, environmental sampling, analysis of data samples, data/information management to include reporting, and follow- up, post-cleanup sampling with continued data management. A comparison is also made of the theory with the practical aspects of each of these stages

  1. Safety analysis and review system: a Department of Energy safety assurance tool

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    The concept of the Safety Analysis and Review System is not new. It has been used within the Department and its predecessor agencies, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), for over 20 years. To minimize the risks from nuclear reactor and power plants, the AEC developed a process to support management authorization of each operation through identification and analysis of potential hazards and the measures taken to control them. As the agency evolved from AEC through ERDA to the Department of Energy, its responsibilities were broadened to cover a diversity of technologies, including those associated with the development of fossil, solar, and geothermal energy. Because the safety analysis process had proved effective in a technology of high potential hazard, the Department investigated the applicability of the process to the other technologies. This paper describes the system and discusses how it is implemented within the Department

  2. 76 FR 71579 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-11-18

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Integrative Neurosensory..., zhaow@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Integrative Neuroscience. Date: December 15, 2011. Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  3. 77 FR 3478 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-01-24

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Drug Discovery...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review..., (301) 435-1178, fujiij@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special...

  4. 77 FR 5030 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-01

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Integrative Neurosensory...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review..., 301-435-1235, geoffreys@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special...

  5. 75 FR 32956 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-06-10

    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Cell Biology....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Bone and Cartilage Biology. Date: June 30-July 1, 2010. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  6. 77 FR 72367 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-12-05

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR 10-135: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21). Date: December 5, 2012. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  7. 78 FR 59040 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-25

    ... Literacy. Date: October 18, 2013. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR Panel: Tobacco Control...

  8. 75 FR 57965 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-23

    ...: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy. Date: October 28, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Macromolecular Structure and Function...

  9. 75 FR 32487 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-06-08

    ...: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy. Date: June 28-29, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowship: Neurodevelopment,...

  10. 76 FR 6805 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-02-08

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  11. 78 FR 25281 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2013-04-30

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR Panel: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy. Date: May 17, 2013. Time: 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  12. The search for value in health care: a review of the National Committee for Quality Assurance efforts.

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    Ohldin, Andrea; Mims, Adrienne

    2002-05-01

    Large employers formed the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to ensure value to healthcare purchasers. Value in healthcare is a function of quality divided by costs. Through NCQA's role as an accrediting agency for healthcare organizations and the development of performance measures, Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS), gains toward defining the value of health services have materialized. An analysis of the impact of HEDIS data collection on physician practices and the influence of HEDIS data on employer, employee, and governmental health plan selections is examined. This study consisted of a general review, from 1993 to 2001, of HealthStar databases, PubMed databases, and the NCQA website. NCQA accreditation is accepted as an important industry milestone for health plans, credentials verification organizations, and physician organizations. The data for HEDIS is collected from health plan administrative data repositories, whereas health plan members' clinical data may be collected by chart abstraction in physician offices. Data collection in physician offices consumes administrative resources from physician practices and health plans. As commercial and governmental insurers move toward greater adoption of HEDIS measures, complex implications are created for physician practices and vulnerable populations. There are lingering questions regarding the improvements in quality of care for medically underserved populations and physician practice costs attributable to HEDIS. PMID:12069214

  13. Physical aspects of quality assurance in nuclear medicine and radiotherapy, regulatory approach of the National Nuclear Safety Center

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    The physical aspects of the quality guarantee in Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy its are of cardinal importance to guarantee the quality of the diagnoses and treatments that are carried out to the patients in this type of services. The OIEA, the OMS and other scientific and professional organizations have contributed significantly to the elaboration of recommendations, Protocols, etc. applicable in the quality control programs and safety of the Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy departments. In spite of the great effort developed in this sense the Installation of the programs of quality control and safety of the Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy departments can fail if the same ones are not based in three decisive elements that are: the existence of national regulations, the existence of the infrastructure required for it and the existence of enough qualified personnel to develop this programs. The present work shows the regulatory focus that on this topic, it has followed the National Center of Nuclear Safety of Cuba (CNSN). The same left of strengthen all the existent Synergies in the different organizations of the country and it went in two fundamental directions: installation of the regulatory requirements that govern this activity and the Authorization of a Cuban Entity, specialized in carrying out audits to the quality control and safety programs of the Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy departments. After 4 work years in this direction, the results confirm the validity of the experience developed by the CNSN, at the moment all the services of Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy of Cuba possess quality control and safety programs, these programs are annually Auditing by an Authorized entity by the CNSN and the Inspectors of the Regulatory Authority, control, during the inspections, the one execution of the established requirements in the national regulations. The work developed so far can serve, modestly, of reference to others countries of Latin America that

  14. 77 FR 48165 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-08-13

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Integrative and Functional Neurobiology...@csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine;...

  15. 76 FR 26736 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-05-09

    ... Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Neurodifferentiation, Plasticity, and Regeneration Study Section. Date...: Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745....

  16. 77 FR 65568 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-29

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  17. 75 FR 6044 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-02-05

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  18. 78 FR 69701 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-11-20

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  19. 78 FR 78983 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2013-12-27

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  20. 75 FR 61766 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-10-06

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  1. 78 FR 6128 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2013-01-29

    ..., the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis....

  2. 78 FR 15729 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-03-12

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Malaria Application. Date: March 29....gov . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine;...

  3. 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. PMID:23556047

  4. Characterization of the peer review network at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.

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    Boyack, Kevin W; Chen, Mei-Ching; Chacko, George

    2014-01-01

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world. This funding is largely effected through a competitive grants process. Each year the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at NIH manages the evaluation, by peer review, of more than 55,000 grant applications. A relevant management question is how this scientific evaluation system, supported by finite resources, could be continuously evaluated and improved for maximal benefit to the scientific community and the taxpaying public. Towards this purpose, we have created the first system-level description of peer review at CSR by applying text analysis, bibliometric, and graph visualization techniques to administrative records. We identify otherwise latent relationships across scientific clusters, which in turn suggest opportunities for structural reorganization of the system based on expert evaluation. Such studies support the creation of monitoring tools and provide transparency and knowledge to stakeholders. PMID:25119140

  5. Characterization of the peer review network at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.

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    Kevin W Boyack

    Full Text Available The National Institutes of Health (NIH is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world. This funding is largely effected through a competitive grants process. Each year the Center for Scientific Review (CSR at NIH manages the evaluation, by peer review, of more than 55,000 grant applications. A relevant management question is how this scientific evaluation system, supported by finite resources, could be continuously evaluated and improved for maximal benefit to the scientific community and the taxpaying public. Towards this purpose, we have created the first system-level description of peer review at CSR by applying text analysis, bibliometric, and graph visualization techniques to administrative records. We identify otherwise latent relationships across scientific clusters, which in turn suggest opportunities for structural reorganization of the system based on expert evaluation. Such studies support the creation of monitoring tools and provide transparency and knowledge to stakeholders.

  6. Quality assurance of radiotherapy in the ongoing EORTC 22042–26042 trial for atypical and malignant meningioma: results from the dummy runs and prospective individual case Reviews

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    The ongoing EORTC 22042–26042 trial evaluates the efficacy of high-dose radiotherapy (RT) in atypical/malignant meningioma. The results of the Dummy Run (DR) and prospective Individual Case Review (ICR) were analyzed in this Quality Assurance (QA) study. Institutions were requested to submit a protocol compliant treatment plan for the DR and ICR, respectively. DR-plans (n=12) and ICR-plans (n=50) were uploaded to the Image-Guided Therapy QA Center of Advanced Technology Consortium server (http://atc.wustl.edu/) and were assessed prospectively. Major deviations were observed in 25% (n=3) of DR-plans while no minor deviations were observed. Major and minor deviations were observed in 22% (n=11) and 10% (n=5) of the ICR-plans, respectively. Eighteen% of ICRs could not be analyzed prospectively, as a result of corrupted or late data submission. CTV to PTV margins were respected in all cases. Deviations were negatively associated with the number of submitted cases per institution (p=0.0013), with a cutoff of 5 patients per institutions. No association (p=0.12) was observed between DR and ICR results, suggesting that DR’s results did not predict for an improved QA process in accrued brain tumor patients. A substantial number of protocol deviations were observed in this prospective QA study. The number of cases accrued per institution was a significant determinant for protocol deviation. These data suggest that successful DR is not a guarantee for protocol compliance for accrued patients. Prospective ICRs should be performed to prevent protocol deviations

  7. Quality assurance in design

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    Full text: Safety of the nuclear power plant depends on design, manufacturing, construction, commissioning and operation of plant. To ensure that all the constituent phases are performed as per intent, quality assurance is extremely important. NPCIL has developed a quality assurance programme for all above constituent phases for ensuring safety of public and site personnel. A topical quality assurance document at corporate level gives broad based policy document on quality assurance programme of NPCIL. For design and engineering services, a quality assurance programme has been developed based on ISO 9001 and AERB Code No. SC/QA. To ensure nuclear reactor safety, the design activities are carried out under controlled conditions which include: (i) establishment and maintenance of procedures describing how the design activities are to be carried out, (ii) assignment of design tasks to appropriately qualified and experienced personnel, (iii) compliance with codes, standards and regulatory requirements, (iv) incorporation of customer feedbacks/corrective and preventative actions, (v) compliance with quality plans and procedures., (vi) design control, (vii) proper document and data control, (viii) use of validated soft wares, (ix) review of consultants design, design documents at appropriate stages, (x) preparation, review and approval of designs and design documents by competent persons, (xi) AERB review of safety related design basis reports (DBRs), (xii) periodic internal quality audits for verifying the compliance to QA system, (xiii) periodic external audits by ISO 9001 certifying agency and NPCIL QA directorate, (xiv) Nonconformance control

  8. 76 FR 64956 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-19

    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: Behavioral Neuroscience. Date: November 17-18, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  9. 77 FR 27468 - Center for Scientific Review, Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-05-10

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Integrative Neuroscience..., zhaow@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated...: Population Sciences and Epidemiology Integrated Review Group; Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology...

  10. 76 FR 63312 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-10-12

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Cardiovascular Sciences. Date... Rehabilitation. Date: November 4, 2011. Time: 8 a.m .to 8 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

  11. 77 FR 65004 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-24

    ... Rehabilitation. Date: November 1-2, 2012. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Cardiovascular...

  12. 75 FR 54638 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-09-08

    ... 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... Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy Study Section....

  13. 78 FR 3009 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-15

    ...: Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... & Technologies Integrated Review Group; Instrumentation and Systems Development Study Section. Date: February...

  14. 77 FR 40623 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-07-10

    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Malaria Review... Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844,...

  15. 78 FR 58547 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-24

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Neurobiology, genetics, stress and mood/anxiety disorders. Date: October 10, 2013. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  16. 76 FR 8751 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-02-15

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Non-HIV Anti-Infective... Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis Study Section. Date: March 9, 2011....

  17. 76 FR 6486 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-02-04

    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA Panel: Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis. Date: March 7-8, 2011...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Non-HIV Diagnostics, Food...

  18. 76 FR 16431 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-03-23

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Pathogenesis and Immunity in HIV/AIDS. Date: April 6, 2011. Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  19. Software Quality Assurance Audits Guidebooks

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    1990-01-01

    The growth in cost and importance of software to NASA has caused NASA to address the improvement of software development across the agency. One of the products of this program is a series of guidebooks that define a NASA concept of the assurance processes that are used in software development. The Software Assurance Guidebook, NASA-GB-A201, issued in September, 1989, provides an overall picture of the NASA concepts and practices in software assurance. Second level guidebooks focus on specific activities that fall within the software assurance discipline, and provide more detailed information for the manager and/or practitioner. This is the second level Software Quality Assurance Audits Guidebook that describes software quality assurance audits in a way that is compatible with practices at NASA Centers.

  20. 77 FR 19023 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-03-29

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Channels--Physiology and Signaling. Date... Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed...

  1. 77 FR 5260 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-02

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Overflow: Cancer...-3504, tothct@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Integrative and Functional Neuroscience. Date: February 28-29, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5...

  2. 78 FR 64513 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-10-29

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Integrative..., rosenzweign@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel..., Room 2188, MSC 7818, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1198, sahaia@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee:...

  3. 76 FR 72958 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-11-28

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR09-162: Basic... 20892, (301) 443-4512, cooperc@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special... 7848, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 237- 9918, niw@csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic...

  4. 77 FR 16248 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-03-20

    ...-1166, roebuckk@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel..., Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1050, freundr@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review..., Room 4192, MSC 7850, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 213-9887, hamelinc@csr.nih.gov . Name of...

  5. 76 FR 28441 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-05-17

    ... 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... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel: Epilepsy, Stroke, Trauma...

  6. 75 FR 51081 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-08-18

    ... Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Social Sciences and Population Studies. Date: September 22, 2010. Time: 4... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Pregnancy, Neonatology, and...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member...

  7. 77 FR 23488 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-04-19

    ..., faradaym@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Forebrain Regulation of Pain Perception. Date: May 9, 2012. Time: 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate..., Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1766, bennettc3@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific...

  8. 75 FR 8369 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-02-24

    ... Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3176, MSC 7848, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-2309, pluded@csr...@csr.nih.gov . ] Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member... 20892, (301) 435- 4433, behart@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review...

  9. 77 FR 74675 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-12-17

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Studies of..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1210, chaudhaa@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review... Rockledge Drive, Room 6210, MSC 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1211, quadris@csr.nih.gov . Name...

  10. 78 FR 61376 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-10-03

    ..., 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4110, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1215, mcdonald@csr.nih.gov...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Molecular...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member...

  11. 76 FR 77545 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-12-13

    ..., jacobsonrh@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member... 20892, (301) 435-2477, zargerma@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special..., MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-5575, hamannkj@csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of Federal...

  12. 77 FR 3277 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-01-23

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel PAR-11-044: Indo... Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4164, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 451-1323, assamunu@csr.nih..., (301) 408-9756, carsteae@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special...

  13. 77 FR 38846 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-06-29

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business...-498-7546, diramig@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel... 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-2477, zargerma@csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of Federal...

  14. 78 FR 45541 - Center for Scientific Review ;Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2013-07-29

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; OppNet RFA: Culture, Health and Wellbeing... 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...

  15. Quality Assurance Program: Argonne peer review activities for the salt host-rock portion of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program

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    This Quality Assurance (QA) Program sets forth the methods, controls, and procedures used to ensure that the results of Argonne National Laboratory's peer review activities are consistently of the highest quality and responsive to Salt Repository Project Office's needs and directives. Implementation of the QA procedures described herein establishes an operational framework so that task activities are traceable and the activities and decisions that influence the overall quality of the peer review process and results are fully documented. 56 refs., 5 figs., 6 tabs

  16. 77 FR 70211 - Agency Information Collection Activities (Call Center Satisfaction Survey) Under OMB Review

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    2012-11-23

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection Activities (Call Center Satisfaction Survey) Under OMB Review AGENCY....'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: VBA Call Center Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900-0744. Type of... Veterans; (2) determine what to do to improve the call center experience; and (3) serve to guide...

  17. Financial assurances

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    US Ecology is a full service waste management company. The company operates two of the nation's three existing low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) disposal facilities and has prepared and submitted license applications for two new LLRW disposal facilities in California and Nebraska. The issue of financial assurances is an important aspect of site development and operation. Proper financial assurances help to insure that uninterrupted operation, closure and monitoring of a facility will be maintained throughout the project's life. Unfortunately, this aspect of licensing is not like others where you can gauge acceptance by examining approved computer codes, site performance standards or applying specific technical formulas. There is not a standard financial assurance plan. Each site should develop its requirements based upon the conditions of the site, type of design, existing state or federal controls, and realistic assessments of future financial needs. Financial assurances at U.S. Ecology's existing sites in Richland, Washington, and Beatty, Nevada, have been in place for several years and are accomplished in a variety of ways by the use of corporate guarantees, corporate capital funds, third party liability insurance, and post closure/long-term care funds. In addressing financial assurances, one can divide the issue into three areas: Site development/operations, third party damages, and long-term care/cleanup

  18. Flow assurance

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    Mullins, O.C.; Dong, C. [Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, MA (United States); Elshahawi, H. [Shell Exploration and Production Company, The Hague (Netherlands)

    2008-07-01

    This study emphasized the need for considering flow assurance for producing oil and gas, particularly in high cost areas such as deepwater. Phase behaviour studies, sticking propensities, and interfacial interactions have been investigated in many laboratory studies using asphaltenes, wax, hydrates, organic and inorganic scale, and even diamondoids. However, the spatial variation of reservoir fluids has received little attention, despite the fact that it is one of the most important factors affecting flow assurance. This issue was difficult to address in a systematic way in the past because of cost constraints. Today, reservoir fluid variation and flow assurance can be considered at the outset of a project given the technological advances in downhole fluid analysis. This study described the origins of reservoir fluid compositional variations and the controversies surrounding them. It also described the indispensable chemical analytical technology. The impact of these reservoir fluid compositional variations on flow assurance considerations was also discussed. A methodology that accounts for these variations at the outset in flow assurance evaluation was also presented.

  19. 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.

  20. Results of a Quality Assurance Review of External Beam Radiation Therapy in the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (Europe) Neuroblastoma Group's High-risk Neuroblastoma Trial: A SIOPEN Study

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    Purpose: Radiation therapy is important for local control in neuroblastoma. This study reviewed the compliance of plans with the radiation therapy guidelines of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (Europe) Neuroblastoma Group (SIOPEN) High-Risk Trial protocol. Methods and Materials: The SIOPEN trial central electronic database has sections to record diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy planning data. Individual centers may upload data remotely, but not all centers involved in the trial chose to use this system. A quality scoring system was devised based on how well the radiation therapy plan matched the protocol guidelines, to what extent deviations were justified, and whether adverse effects may result. Central review of radiation therapy planning was undertaken retrospectively in 100 patients for whom complete diagnostic and treatment sets were available. Data were reviewed and compared against protocol guidelines by an international team of radiation oncologists and radiologists. For each patient in the sample, the central review team assigned a quality assurance score. Results: It was found that in 48% of patients there was full compliance with protocol requirements. In 29%, there were deviations for justifiable reasons with no likely long-term adverse effects resulting. In 5%, deviations had occurred for justifiable reasons, but that might result in adverse effects. In 1%, there was a deviation with no discernible justification, which would not lead to long-term adverse events. In 17%, unjustified deviations were noted, with a risk of an adverse outcome resulting. Conclusions: Owing to concern over the proportion of patients in whom unjustified deviations were observed, a protocol amendment has been issued. This offers the opportunity for central review of radiation therapy plans before the start of treatment and the treating clinician a chance to modify plans.

  1. 78 FR 55266 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-10

    ... limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group Mechanisms of Sensory, Perceptual, and Cognitive Processes Study Section. Date: October 3-4,...

  2. 77 FR 14533 - Center for Scientific Review: Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-03-12

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review: Notice of Closed Meetings... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA Panel: Biophysical and Biomechanical Aspects of Embryonic Development. Date: March 26-27, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant...

  3. 77 FR 6811 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-09

    ... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Non-HIV Microbial Vaccine Development... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Anti-pathogen drug development and resistance. Date: February 28, 2012. Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  4. 77 FR 12598 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-03-01

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict... Emphasis Panel, Review of Behavioral and Social HIV/AIDS RFA Applications. Date: March 21, 2012. Time: 1 p... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Learning and Memory. Date: March...

  5. 75 FR 38111 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-07-01

    ....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Brain Structure and Function. Date: July 20, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications...: Skeletal Muscle Exercise Physiology. Date: July 22-23, 2010. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  6. 77 FR 8269 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-14

    ... Literacy. Date: March 9, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS Molecular and Cellular Biology...

  7. 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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    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

  8. Quality assurance

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    Quality checks are essential to assure production of high quality plants and to have end-users confidence. Quality standards require the establishment of suitable tests to maintain quality control. The choice of explant source, freedom of the donor plant from viruses, disease causing fungi, bacteria, viroids, phytoplasmas, vigour and conformity of the variety, and elimination of somaclonal variants are critical for maintaining plant quality. Variety identification by proper labeling at all stages is essential to ensure varietal identity. (author)

  9. 77 FR 55847 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-11

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR11-038: Biomarkers in Models of Intellectual and... applications. Place: Residence Inn Arlington Capital View, 2850 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA...

  10. 75 FR 26970 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-05-13

    ... Special Emphasis Panel, ARRA: Nursing and Related Science Competitive Revisions. ] Date: June 3, 2010....nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Social Science...

  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...

  12. 78 FR 52206 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-08-22

    ..., (301) 435- 1725, bowersj@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Immune Regulation by Cannabinoids. Date: September 23-24, 2013. Time: 8:00...

  13. 75 FR 46951 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2010-08-04

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Regulation of Monoamine Function--PPG.... guthriep@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to...

  14. 77 FR 42320 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2012-07-18

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Studies of Molecular, Genomics and Regulation... 7890, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1038, remondid@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less...

  15. 75 FR 27793 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-05-18

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Mechanisms of Psychiatric Disorders... Mechanisms of Emotion, Stress and Health Study Section. Date: June 10-11, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m....

  16. 75 FR 13767 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-03-23

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small ] Business: AIDS/HIV Small Business...; Member Conflict: Exploratory Research in AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis. Date: April 7, 2010. Time: 2...

  17. 77 FR 61010 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-10-05

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis. Date...: Non-HIV Microbial Vaccine Development. Date: October 26, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda:...

  18. Clinical Outcomes of Heart-Lung Transplantation: Review of 10 Single-Center Consecutive Patients

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    Yun, Jae Kwang; Choi, Se Hoon; Park, Seung-Il; [...

    2016-01-01

    Background Heart-lung transplantation (HLT) has provided hope to patients with end-stage lung disease and irreversible heart dysfunction. We reviewed the clinical outcomes of 10 patients who underwent heart-lung transplantation at Asan Medical Center. Methods Between July 2010 and August 2014, a total of 11 patients underwent HLT at Asan Medical Center. After excluding one patient who underwent concomitant liver transplantation, 10 patients were enrolled in our study. We reviewed the demograp...

  19. 75 FR 36430 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing...-1258. micklinm@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel... 7854, Bethesda, MD 20892. 301-435- 2598. firrellj@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center...

  20. 75 FR 63494 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... 20892. 301-408-9098. csr.nih.gov ">josephru@ csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific...-435-2365. csr.nih.gov ">aitouchea@ 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...

  1. 77 FR 6812 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-09

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 402- 6297, gravesr@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Biological Chemistry and... 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1728, radtkem@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for...

  2. 78 FR 30930 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5211, MSC 7854, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 0484, mohsenim@csr.nih..., hongb@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program..., Bethesda, MD 20892, 301- 435-1722, eissenstatma@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for...

  3. 78 FR 36553 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  4. Implementing a quality assurance system in the Laboratory of Environmental Radiological Surveillance from the Center of Protection and Hygiene of Radiation

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    This work aimed to design and implement a system for quality assurance. The same describes working experiences, the organization of the registry system, the training and certification of the staff, checking, maintenance and calibration of equipment as well as internal auditing process made

  5. Quality assurance

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    This compendium intends to give fast bibliographic information and to fill the visible gap between documentation and general bibliographic information. The reader is given an outline of quality assurance and some examples of techniques from the relevant literature. The practical engineer, who is always short of time, is thus offered a quick survey and a fast deepening of his understanding by means of literature dealing specifically with his unresolved problems. The mansucript has been kept in tis original form in order to speed up tis publication. The RKW technical department limited itself to checking its contents and the adherence to the established information goals. (orig.) 891 RW/orig. 892 MB

  6. 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... Conflict: Diabetes and Obesity. Date: July 17, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306,...

  7. 77 FR 5033 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-01

    ... Committee: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review Group, Clinical and Integrative... 20892, (301) 435- 2270, wanimaqs@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Oncology 1-Basic Translational..., (301) 435- 1256, harwoodj@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review...

  8. 75 FR 48977 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-08-12

    ... Rockledge Drive, Room 2186, MSC 7818, Bethesda, MD 20892. 301-435- 1243. begumn@csr.nih.gov . This notice is... Project: Integrative Neuroscience. Date: September 21-22, 2010. Time: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review... 20892. 301-435- 1033. hoshawb@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review...

  9. 76 FR 30734 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-05-26

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Behavioral Interventions to Prevent HIV...: Biophysical and Physiological Neuroscience. Date: June 23-24, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review..., Fellowships: Brain Disorders and Related Neuroscience. Date: June 23-24, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

  10. 76 FR 31966 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-06-02

    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Fellowships: Behavioral Neuroscience. Date: July 7-8, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications..., Small ] Business: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes across the Lifespan. Date: July 7, 2011....

  11. 78 FR 32670 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-05-31

    ...: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: Behavioral Neuroscience. Date: June 27..., Physiological, Pharmacological and Bioengineering Neuroscience. Date: June 27-28, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00... Neuroscience AREA Grant Applications. Date: June 27, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  12. 75 FR 61767 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-10-06

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Neuroscience. Date...: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Across the Lifespan. Date: November 4-5, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m... Review Group, Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS Study Section. Date: November 9-10,...

  13. 78 FR 14560 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-03-06

    ....gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships: Behavioral Neuroscience. Date: March 28-29, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... Conflict: Molecular Neuroscience of Channels and Receptors. Date: March 28, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30...

  14. 77 FR 8266 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Review Special Emphasis Panel Epilepsy: Imaging, Surgery and Sleep Disorders. Date: March 12-13,...

  15. 75 FR 73114 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-11-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Epilepsy Study Section. Date: January 27-28, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  16. 77 FR 59198 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-26

    ... 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... Epilepsy Study Section. Date: October 25-26, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  17. 77 FR 35412 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-06-13

    ... 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...: Epilepsy and Ataxia. Date: July 13, 2012. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and...

  18. 76 FR 24894 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-05-03

    ... 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... Epilepsy Study Section. Date: June 13-14, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  19. 78 FR 11896 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-02-20

    ... Embryonic Development. Date: March 13, 2013. Time: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate... 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...

  20. 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... Panel, PAR-13-094: Differentiation and Integration of Stem Cells (Embryonic and Induced-Pluripotent... Biology Integrated Review Group, Development--2 Study Section. Date: October 10, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m....

  1. 78 FR 29757 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-05-21

    ..., the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of...: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Integrated Review Group; Bacterial Pathogenesis Study Section. Date....nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Bacterial...

  2. 76 FR 13421 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-03-11

    ... . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR-10-279: Robotics Technology...-Agency Robotics SBIR, Panel 1. Date: April 14-15, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review...

  3. 76 FR 54778 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-09-02

    ... 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.... Contact Person: Samuel C. Edwards, PhD, Chief, Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience, Center...

  4. 76 FR 49779 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-08-11

    ... Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Neuroscience Education. Date: September 20-21, 2011...-435- 1033, hoshawb@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Program Project: Retina Pathology....

  5. 78 FR 2681 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-14

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis...: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group; Synthetic and Biological..., Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844,...

  6. 78 FR 13364 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-02-27

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR Panel: Ethical Issues in Research on HIV...: Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro- Intestinal Cancer. Date: March 21, 2013. Time: 12:00... . Name of Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS-associated...

  7. 77 FR 293 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-01-04

    ..., 2012. Time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Fairmont Hotel... review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400... Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Contact Person: Daniel F. McDonald,...

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. Multilingual Digital Libraries: a review of issues in system-centered and user-centered studies, information retrieval and user behavior

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    Βασιλακάκη, Ευγενία; Γαρουφάλλου, Εμμανουήλ

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: This study aims to identify, collect and critical review the research literature on Multilingual Digital Libraries in English language from 1997 to 2012. Design/methodology/approach: The present literature review has followed the rules of systematic review. In particular, the identified relevant papers were categorized based on their expressed aim on two core themes, that of system-centered and user-centered studies. The assigned papers were further analyzed and six su...

  11. 2011 Year in review--Earth Resources Observation and Science Center

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    Johnson, Rebecca, (compiler)

    2012-01-01

    The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center's 2011 Year in Review is an annual report recounting the broad scope of the Center's 2011 accomplishments. The report covers preparations for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) launch, the ever-increasing use of free Landsat data, monitoring the effects of natural hazards, and more to emphasize the importance of innovation in using satellite data to study change over time.

  12. 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)

  13. Quality assurance manual: Volume 1

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    Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is a DOE-supported research facility that carries out experimental and theoretical research in high energy physics and developmental work in new techniques for particle acceleration and experimental instrumentation. The purpose of this manual is to describe SLAC quality assurance policies and practices in various parts of the Laboratory

  14. Worldwide quality assurance networks for radiotherapy dosimetry

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    Several national and international organizations have developed various types and levels of external audit systems for radiotherapy dosimetry, either based on on-site review visits or using mailed dosimetry systems.Three major TLD (thermoluminescence dosimetry) networks make available postal dose audits to a large number of radiotherapy centres on a regular basis. These are the IAEA/WHO (World Health Organization) TLD postal dose audit service, which operates worldwide; the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) network, known as EQUAL, which operates in the European Union; and the Radiological Physics Center (RPC) network in North America. Other external audit programmes are either associated with national and international clinical trial groups or perform national dosimetry comparisons that check radiotherapy dosimetry at various levels. The paper discusses the present status of the worldwide quality assurance networks in radiotherapy dosimetry and reviews the activities of the three main TLD networks: the IAEA/WHO, EQUAL and RPC networks. (author)

  15. 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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    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

  16. 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

  17. 10 CFR 71.105 - Quality assurance program.

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    2010-01-01

    ..., and applicant for a CoC shall review the status and adequacy of the quality assurance program at established intervals. Management of other organizations participating in the quality assurance program shall review regularly the status and adequacy of that part of the quality assurance program they are executing....

  18. 10 CFR 72.144 - Quality assurance program.

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    2010-01-01

    ... review the status and adequacy of the quality assurance program at established intervals. Management of other organizations participating in the quality assurance program must regularly review the status and... 10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Quality assurance program. 72.144 Section 72.144...

  19. 77 FR 49451 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-08-16

    ..., pyonkh2@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Neurobiology of Integrative Brain Functions. Date: September 17, 2012. Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m... 7846, Bethesda, MD 20892-7846, 301- 435-1236, zhaow@csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of Federal...

  20. 77 FR 52338 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-08-29

    ...-435-1778, khanm@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience... 7770, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 806-0009, brontetinkewjm@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for..., petersonjt@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Genes, Genomes, and Genetics Integrated Review Group;...

  1. 78 FR 4422 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-22

    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences Special Panel. Date: February 15, 2013. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m... of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4214, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1781,...

  2. 77 FR 73666 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-12-11

    ... Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3184, MSC 7848, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 237- 9918, niw@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Integrative..., Room 5182, MSC 7844, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 408- 9664, bishopj@csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of...

  3. 77 FR 75639 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-12-21

    ... Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4118, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-408-9497, zouai@csr..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1149, elzaataf@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Integrative, Functional, and Cognitive Neuroscience: Member Conflicts:...

  4. 78 FR 79705 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-12-31

    ... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Integrative Neuroscience...-1033 gaianonr@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due...- 435-1722, eissenstatma@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Emerging Technologies and...

  5. 75 FR 52764 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-08-27

    ..., Bethesda, MD 20892. (301) 435- 0684. wieschd@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and...- 9664. bishopj@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel,...

  6. 75 FR 41505 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-07-16

    ...-435- 1775, rubertm@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting..., Room 6166, MSC 7892, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 402- 6297, gravesr@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel;...

  7. 76 FR 81953 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-12-29

    ..., Room 5118, MSC 7854, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435- 2598, firrellj@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee... 20892, (301) 435-1727, schneidd@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special... 3150, MSC 7770, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435- 0681, liangw3@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee:...

  8. 78 FR 57168 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-09-17

    ... 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... Injury and Epilepsy Study Section. Date: October 16, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Agenda: To...

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

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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; Notice of Closed Meetings...; Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy Study Section. Date: June 25, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m....

  10. 77 FR 54921 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-09-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings...; Member Conflict: Neurogenetics, Epilepsy, Technology, and Neural Repair. Date: October 4-5, 2012. Time:...

  11. 76 FR 57064 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-09-15

    ... 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..., Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy Study Section. Date: October 18, 2011. Time: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m....

  12. 78 FR 6125 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-01-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings... Injury and Epilepsy Study Section. Date: February 25, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda:...

  13. 78 FR 33853 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-06-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Spinal cord biology and bone implants....

  14. 76 FR 13195 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-03-10

    ... of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5220, MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-443- 5779, prasads@csr... 20892, (301) 435-2211, klosekm@csr.nih.gov . ] Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special..., Room 4184, MSC 7850, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435- 1178, fujiij@csr.nih.gov . Name of...

  15. 75 FR 78719 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... 20892. 301-402- 5671. zhengli@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel. Member Conflict: Metabolic Regulation and Obesity. Date: January 19-20, 2011. Time: 8 a.m..., Room 4122, MSC 7802, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1212. kumarra@csr.nih.gov . Name of...

  16. 75 FR 57475 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  17. 77 FR 32652 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...-435-0912, Katherine_Malinda@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to... Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1114, MSC 7890, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-3565, svedam@csr.nih.gov...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel PAR...

  18. 78 FR 50066 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., fitzsimmonss@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group..., Room 3114, MSC 7808, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-451-9956, fitzsimmonss@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee... 7892, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1046, knechtm@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center...

  19. 77 FR 5259 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2012-02-02

    ... Panel; Special Topics: Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis. Date: March 1-2, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m... Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Non-HIV Diagnostics, Food Safety, Sterilization/Disinfection and... Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Non-HIV...

  20. [Technical recommendations and best practice guidelines for May-Grünwald-Giemsa staining: literature review and insights from the quality assurance].

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    Piaton, Eric; Fabre, Monique; Goubin-Versini, Isabelle; Bretz-Grenier, Marie-Françoise; Courtade-Saïdi, Monique; Vincent, Serge; Belleannée, Geneviève; Thivolet, Françoise; Boutonnat, Jean; Debaque, Hervé; Fleury-Feith, Jocelyne; Vielh, Philippe; Cochand-Priollet, Béatrix; Egelé, Caroline; Bellocq, Jean-Pierre; Michiels, Jean-François

    2015-08-01

    May-Grünwald-Giemsa (MGG) stain is a Romanowsky-type, polychromatic stain as those of Giemsa, Leishman and Wright. Apart being the reference method of haematology, it has become a routine stain of diagnostic cytopathology for the study of air-dried preparations (lymph node imprints, centrifuged body fluids and fine needle aspirations). In the context of their actions of promoting the principles of quality assurance in cytopathology, the French Association for Quality Assurance in Anatomic and Cytologic Pathology (AFAQAP) and the French Society of Clinical Cytology (SFCC) conducted a proficiency test on MGG stain in 2013. Results from the test, together with the review of literature data allow pre-analytical and analytical steps of MGG stain to be updated. Recommendations include rapid air-drying of cell preparations/imprints, fixation using either methanol or May-Grünwald alone for 3-10minutes, two-step staining: 50% May-Grünwald in buffer pH 6.8 v/v for 3-5minutes, followed by 10% buffered Giemsa solution for 10-30minutes, and running water for 1-3minutes. Quality evaluation must be performed on red blood cells (RBCs) and leukocytes, not on tumour cells. Under correct pH conditions, RBCs must appear pink-orange (acidophilic) or buff-coloured, neither green nor blue. Leukocyte cytoplasm must be almost transparent, with clearly delineated granules. However, staining may vary somewhat and testing is recommended for automated methods (slide stainers) which remain the standard for reproducibility. Though MGG stain remains the reference stain, Diff-Quik(®) stain can be used for the rapid evaluation of cell samples. PMID:26188673

  1. Quality Assurance - Construction

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    Gaarslev, Axel

    1996-01-01

    Gives contains three main chapters:1. Quality Assurance initiated by external demands2. Quality Assurance initiated by internal company goals3. Innovation strategies......Gives contains three main chapters:1. Quality Assurance initiated by external demands2. Quality Assurance initiated by internal company goals3. Innovation strategies...

  2. 对等代码复杰过程中的质量保证:一个基于计算机科学的策略%Quality Assurance of Peer Code Review Process: A Computer Science Based Strategy

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    王延青; 杨发; 刘培杰; COLLINS Michael

    2007-01-01

    The software industry is asking universities and colleges to cultivate more software engineers who can write quality programs. A peer code review process is an ideal approach to maximize the learning outcome of students in programming. In this paper, the process in our previous publication was improved. The found problems were analyzed which will take as the basis of the future research on quality assurance. Finally, a set of solutions based on computer science were proposed to further improve the whole review process.

  3. 75 FR 9142 - Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP)

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    2010-03-01

    ... other forms of information technology. Title: Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP). Type of... Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAEs) interested in applying for capacity- building grants... Education (CAE/IAE) and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research...

  4. Introduction to quality assurance

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    In today's interpretation 'quality assurance' means 'good management'. Quality assurance has to cover all phases of a work, but all quality assurance measures must be adapted to the relevance and complexity of the actual task. Examples are given for the preparation of quality classes, the organization of quality assurance during design and manufacturing and for auditing. Finally, efficiency and limits of quality assurance systems are described. (orig.)

  5. 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. PMID:26240162

  6. Software Assurance Using Structured Assurance Case Models

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    Rhodes, Thomas; Boland, Frederick; Fong, Elizabeth; Kass, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Software assurance is an important part of the software development process to reduce risks and ensure that the software is dependable and trustworthy. Software defects and weaknesses can often lead to software errors and failures and to exploitation by malicious users. Testing, certification and accreditation have been traditionally used in the software assurance process to attempt to improve software trustworthiness. In this paper, we examine a methodology known as a structured assurance mo...

  7. Prostate radiotherapy clinical trial quality assurance: How real should real time review be? (A TROG-OCOG Intergroup Project)

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    Background and purpose: Review of plans early in treatment offers the potential to reduce the chance of sub-optimal treatment delivery. We compare the use of real time reviews (RTR) either before randomization (pre-rand 3D RTR) or following randomization (post-rand 2D RTR). Materials and methods: PROFIT is an international randomised trial for men with prostate cancer which had credentialing via multiple dummy runs. In Australia, but not Canada, all plans were submitted for pre-rand 3D RTR using 3D software, and resubmission was requested if significant protocol deviations (PD) were seen. All plans from Canada and Australia then underwent post-rand 2D RTR using a 2D assessment. Results: For 147 Australian patients, pre-rand 3D RTR was fast (median 1 day, 95% range 0–4 days). 51 minor and 5 major PD were observed and 15 of the 147 cases (10%) required resubmission. Of the 5 major PD, 4 were remedied on resubmission and 1 was withdrawn from study. For the post-rand 2D RTR, reports from 147 Australian cases and 193 Canadian cases were reviewed. No major PD were reported from Australian cases, but 3 were seen in Canadian cases (0% versus 1.5%; p = 0.26). There was also no difference in the rate of minor PD (14.3% versus 15.3%; p = NS). Conclusions: In a study using relatively simple treatment volumes after comprehensive credentialing, pre-rand 3D RTR offers only modest benefits compared with post-rand 2D RTR. In the future the intensity of RTR may need to vary according to protocol and site specific factors

  8. Data center network architecture in cloud computing:review, taxonomy, and open research issues

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    Han QI; Muhammad SHIRAZ; Jie-yao LIU; Abdullah GANI; Zulkanain ABDUL RAHMAN; Torki AALTAMEEM

    2014-01-01

    The data center network (DCN), which is an important component of data centers, consists of a large number of hosted servers and switches connected with high speed communication links. A DCN enables the deployment of resources centralization and on-demand access of the information and services of data centers to users. In recent years, the scale of the DCN has constantly increased with the widespread use of cloud-based services and the unprecedented amount of data delivery in/between data centers, whereas the traditional DCN architecture lacks aggregate bandwidth, scalability, and cost effectiveness for coping with the increasing demands of tenants in accessing the services of cloud data centers. Therefore, the design of a novel DCN architecture with the features of scalability, low cost, robustness, and energy conservation is required. This paper reviews the recent research fi ndings and technologies of DCN architectures to identify the issues in the existing DCN architectures for cloud computing. We develop a taxonomy for the classifi cation of the current DCN architectures, and also qualitatively analyze the traditional and contemporary DCN architectures. Moreover, the DCN architectures are compared on the basis of the signifi cant characteristics, such as bandwidth, fault tolerance, scalability, overhead, and deployment cost. Finally, we put forward open research issues in the deployment of scalable, low-cost, robust, and energy-efficient DCN architecture, for data centers in computational clouds.

  9. 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.

  10. Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan

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    Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Environment Department addresses its responsibilities through activities in a variety of areas. The need for a comprehensive management control system for these activities has been identified by the Department of Energy (DOE). The WM QA (Waste Management Quality Assurance) Plan is an integral part of a management system that provides controls necessary to ensure that the department's activities are planned, performed, documented, and verified. This WM QA Plan defines the requirements of the WM QA program. These requirements are derived from DOE Order 5700.6C, Quality Assurance, the LBL Operating and Assurance Program Plan (OAP, LBL PUB-3111), and other environmental compliance documents applicable to WM activities. The requirements presented herein, as well as the procedures and methodologies that direct the implementation of these requirements, will undergo review and revisions as necessary. The provisions of this QA Plan and its implementing documents apply to quality-affecting activities performed by and for WM. It is also applicable to WM contractors, vendors, and other LBL organizations associated with WM activities, except where such contractors, vendors, or organizations are governed by their own WM-approved QA programs. References used in the preparation of this document are (1) ASME NQA-1-1989, (2) ANSI/ASQC E4 (Draft), (3) Waste Management Quality Assurance Implementing Management Plan (LBL PUB-5352, Rev. 1), (4) LBL Operating and Assurance Program Plan (OAP), LBL PUB-3111, 2/3/93. A list of terms and definitions used throughout this document is included as Appendix A

  11. QUALITY ASSURANCE UPDATE

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    An overview of the air pollution quality assurance program as implemented by EMSL/RTP is presented. The discussion includes method standardization operations for both ambient air and stationary source measurements, the quality assurance audit program, the ambient air equivalency ...

  12. 10 CFR 63.142 - Quality assurance criteria.

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    2010-01-01

    ... portion of the quality assurance program at any location where activities subject to 10 CFR part 63 are... achieved and maintained. (4) DOE shall regularly review the status and adequacy of the quality assurance program. Management of other organizations participating in the quality assurance program shall...

  13. Internal Quality Assurance System and Its Implementation in Kaunas College

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    Misiunas, Mindaugas

    2007-01-01

    The article discusses the internal system of quality assurance and its implementation methods in Kaunas College. The issues of quality assurance are reviewed in the context of the European higher education area covering the three levels: European, national and institutional. The importance of quality assurance and its links with external…

  14. Quality-assurance and data management plan for groundwater activities by the U.S. Geological Survey in Kansas, 2014

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    Putnam, James E.; Hansen, Cristi V.

    2014-01-01

    As the Nation’s principle earth-science information agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is depended on to collect data of the highest quality. This document is a quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities (GWQAP) of the Kansas Water Science Center. The purpose of this GWQAP is to establish a minimum set of guidelines and practices to be used by the Kansas Water Science Center to ensure quality in groundwater activities. Included within these practices are the assignment of responsibilities for implementing quality-assurance activities in the Kansas Water Science Center and establishment of review procedures needed to ensure the technical quality and reliability of the groundwater products. In addition, this GWQAP is intended to complement quality-assurance plans for surface-water and water-quality activities and similar plans for the Kansas Water Science Center and general project activities throughout the USGS. This document provides the framework for collecting, analyzing, and reporting groundwater data that are quality assured and quality controlled. This GWQAP presents policies directing the collection, processing, analysis, storage, review, and publication of groundwater data. In addition, policies related to organizational responsibilities, training, project planning, and safety are presented. These policies and practices pertain to all groundwater activities conducted by the Kansas Water Science Center, including data-collection programs, interpretive and research projects. This report also includes the data management plan that describes the progression of data management from data collection to archiving and publication.

  15. Multinational Quality Assurance

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    Kinser, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    Multinational colleges and universities pose numerous challenges to the traditional models of quality assurance that are designed to validate domestic higher education. When institutions cross international borders, at least two quality assurance protocols are involved. To guard against fraud and abuse, quality assurance in the host country is…

  16. Computer software quality assurance

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    The author defines some criteria for the evaluation of software quality assurance elements for applicability to the regulation of the nuclear industry. The author then analyses a number of software quality assurance (SQA) standards. The major extracted SQA elements are then discussed, and finally specific software quality assurance recommendations are made for the nuclear industry

  17. 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.

  18. Construction quality assurance report

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    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

  19. 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.

  20. Incorporating student-centered approaches into catchment hydrology teaching: a review and synthesis

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    Thompson, S. E.; Ngambeki, I.; Troch, P. A.; Sivapalan, M.; Evangelou, D.

    2012-09-01

    As hydrologists confront the future of water resources on a globalized, resource-scarce and human-impacted planet, the educational preparation of future generations of water scientists becomes increasingly important. Although hydrology inherits a tradition of teacher-centered direct instruction - based on lecture, reading and assignment formats - a growing body of knowledge derived from engineering education research suggests that modifications to these methods could firstly improve the quality of instruction from a student perspective, and secondly contribute to better professional preparation of hydrologists, in terms of their abilities to transfer knowledge to new contexts, to frame and solve novel problems, and to work collaboratively in uncertain environments. Here we review the theoretical background and empirical literature relating to adopting student-centered and inductive models of teaching and learning. Models of student-centered learning and their applications in engineering education are introduced by outlining the approaches used by several of the authors to introduce student-centered and inductive educational strategies into their university classrooms. Finally, the relative novelty of research on engineering instruction in general and hydrology in particular creates opportunities for new partnerships between education researchers and hydrologists to explore the discipline-specific needs of hydrology students and develop new approaches for instruction and professional preparation of hydrologists.

  1. Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan

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    The WMG QAP is an integral part of a management system designed to ensure that WMG activities are planned, performed, documented, and verified in a manner that assures a quality product. A quality product is one that meets all waste acceptance criteria, conforms to all permit and regulatory requirements, and is accepted at the offsite treatment, storage, and disposal facility. In addition to internal processes, this QA Plan identifies WMG processes providing oversight and assurance to line management that waste is managed according to all federal, state, and local requirements for waste generator areas. A variety of quality assurance activities are integral to managing waste. These QA functions have been identified in the relevant procedures and in subsequent sections of this plan. The WMG QAP defines the requirements of the WMG quality assurance program. These requirements are derived from Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance, Contractor Requirements Document, the LBNL Operating and Assurance Program Plan (OAP), and other applicable environmental compliance documents. The QAP and all associated WMG policies and procedures are periodically reviewed and revised, as necessary, to implement corrective actions, and to reflect changes that have occurred in regulations, requirements, or practices as a result of feedback on work performed or lessons learned from other organizations. The provisions of this QAP and its implementing documents apply to quality-affecting activities performed by the WMG; WMG personnel, contractors, and vendors; and personnel from other associated LBNL organizations, except where such contractors, vendors, or organizations are governed by their own WMG-approved QA programs

  2. Review of low-mass X-ray binaries near the Galactic center

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    Lutovinov, A.; Grebenev, S.; Molkov, S.; Sunyaev, R.

    2003-01-01

    Results of observations of several LMXBs in the Galactic center region carried out with the ART-P telescope on board \\Granat observatory are briefly reviewed. More than dozen sources were revealed in this region during five series of observations which were performed with the ART-P telescope in 1990-1992. The investigation of the spectral evolution of persistent emission of two X-ray bursters GX3+1 and KS1731-260, discussion of QPO and spectral variations detected from the very bright Z-sourc...

  3. Conjoined twins: three cases in one tertiary medical center and literature review.

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    Kongling, L; Shi, X; Yao, Q

    2014-01-01

    Conjoined twins are so rare that most obstetricians will not be personally exposed to such cases during their professional lifetimes. The authors report three cases including one of dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins and two thoracopagus conjoined twins in the present tertiary medical center, and discuss the diagnosis and management details. They also review the incidence, embryological, diagnostic, obstetrical, and prognostic aspects of conjoined twins. Regular antenatal visits and serial ultrasound scanning are crucial for early diagnosis of conjoined twins, optimal obstetric management and perinatal preparation still remain challenging, and multidisciplinary cooperation is urgently needed. PMID:25864269

  4. 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.

  5. High assurance SPIRAL

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    Franchetti, Franz; Sandryhaila, Aliaksei; Johnson, Jeremy R.

    2014-06-01

    In this paper we introduce High Assurance SPIRAL to solve the last mile problem for the synthesis of high assurance implementations of controllers for vehicular systems that are executed in today's and future embedded and high performance embedded system processors. High Assurance SPIRAL is a scalable methodology to translate a high level specification of a high assurance controller into a highly resource-efficient, platform-adapted, verified control software implementation for a given platform in a language like C or C++. High Assurance SPIRAL proves that the implementation is equivalent to the specification written in the control engineer's domain language. Our approach scales to problems involving floating-point calculations and provides highly optimized synthesized code. It is possible to estimate the available headroom to enable assurance/performance trade-offs under real-time constraints, and enables the synthesis of multiple implementation variants to make attacks harder. At the core of High Assurance SPIRAL is the Hybrid Control Operator Language (HCOL) that leverages advanced mathematical constructs expressing the controller specification to provide high quality translation capabilities. Combined with a verified/certified compiler, High Assurance SPIRAL provides a comprehensive complete solution to the efficient synthesis of verifiable high assurance controllers. We demonstrate High Assurance SPIRALs capability by co-synthesizing proofs and implementations for attack detection and sensor spoofing algorithms and deploy the code as ROS nodes on the Landshark unmanned ground vehicle and on a Synthetic Car in a real-time simulator.

  6. Comparative analysis of quality assurance systems which effectively control, review and verify the quality of components manufactured for liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactors within the EEC

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    Comparative analyses are made of Quality Assurance Systems, by techniques and the methodology used, for the manufacture of component parts for the Liquid Metal Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) within the EEC. Two differing alternative systems are presented in the analysis. First, a tabulated analytical treatment which analyses 14 codes and standards relating to Quality Assurance which can be applied to LMFBR's. The comparison equates equivalent clauses between codes and standards followed by an analysis of individual clauses in tabular form, the International Standard ISO 6215. A statistical summary and recommendations conclude this analysis. The second alternative system used in the comparison is a descriptive analytical method applied to 9 selected codes and standards relating to Quality Assurance based on the 13 criteria of the International IAEA Code of Practice no. 50 C.QA entitled ''Quality Assurance for Safety in Nuclear Power Plants''. An investigation is then made of the state of the art on the subject of classification of component parts bearing generally on Quality Assurance. The method of classification is segregated into General, Safety and Inspection categories. A summary of destructive and non destructive controls that may be applied during the manufacture of LMFBR components is given, together with tests that may be applied to selected components, namely Primary Tank, Secondary Sodium Pump and the Primary Cold Trap allocated to Safety Classes, 1, 2 and 3 respectively. The report concludes with a summary of typical records produced at the delivery of a component

  7. Revitalizing quality assurance

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    The image of someone inspecting or auditing often comes to mind when people hear the term quality assurance. Although partially correct, this image is not the complete picture. The person doing the inspecting or auditing is probably part of a traditional quality assurance organization, but that organization is only one aspect of a properly conceived and effectively implemented quality assurance system whose goal is improved facility safety and reliability. This paper introduces the underlying philosophies and basic concepts of the International Atomic Energy Agency's new quality assurance initiative that began in 1991 as part of a broad Agency-wide program to enhance nuclear safety. The first product of that initiative was publication in 1996 of a new Quality Assurance Code 50-C/SG-Q and fourteen related Safety Guides. This new suite of documents provide the technical and philosophical foundation upon which Member States can base their quality assurance programs. (author)

  8. Tritium systems test assembly quality assurance program

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    A quality assurance program should establish the planned and systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that fusion facilities and their subsystems will perform satisfactorily in service. The Tritium Systems Test Assembly (TSTA) Quality Assurance Program has been designed to assure that the designs, tests, data, and interpretive reports developed at TSTA are valid, accurate, and consistent with formally specified procedures and reviews. The quality consideration in all TSTA activities is directed toward the early detection of quality problems, coupled with timely and positive disposition and corrective action

  9. Quality management and quality assurance

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    The main common difficulties are presented found in the implementation of effective Quality Management and Quality Assurance Programmes, based on the recommendations of the IAEA International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group, the information collected by the IAEA experts participating in its meetings, and the results of the IAEA Operational Safety Review Team missions. The difficulties were identified in several areas. The most relevant root causes can be characterized as lack of understanding of quality principles and difficulty in implementation by the responsible management. The IAEA programme is described attempting to provide advice and support in the implementation of an effective quality programme through a number of activities including: preparation of practical guidelines, training programmes for management personnel, assistance in building up qualified manpower, and promoting the quest for excellence through the exchange of experience in the implementation of effective Quality Management and Quality Assurance Programmes in nuclear power plants with good performance records. (Z.S.)

  10. Quality assurance in the design

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    System- and product-related quality assurance measures are completing one another. Certainly it is possible to detect a lot of defects in the single technical document by well controlled product related quality inspections and to avoid the consequences of these defects; but also a not unimportant part of defects and deviations has its origin in system linked deficiencies. The latter can be detected more easily and more securely by means of system related reviews (System audit, Product audit). But also the sole implementation of system related quality assurance measures keeps the danger to get stuck only in formality and to loose all references to the specific characteristics of the product. (orig./RW)

  11. 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

  12. Authentication Assurance Levels

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    This Common Criteria approach has been applied to create a definition of Authentication Assurance Levels that can quantify the level of assurance reached for a system subject to a set of authentication procedures. The arms-control authentication application of the Common Criteria expands on more typical information security evaluations in that it must contend with information barriers and preclude sophisticated intentional subversion attempts.

  13. Computer Generated Quality Assurance Reports

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    Hoffman, L.; Christenson, J.; Brimley, G.; Woolley, B.; McDonald, K.

    1990-01-01

    For the last 4 years, the Student Health Center at Brigham Young University has maintained its medical records on a computerized system. At present there are over 295,000 records stored on line. This medical data bank is used to generate a number of quality assurance reports designed to monitor the quality of medical care given by physicians and nurse practitioners. The ultimate purpose of these reports will be to attempt to evaluate the cognitive processes used by the clinician to try and pr...

  14. Blood blister-like aneurysms: Single center experience and systematic literature review

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    Gonzalez, Ana Marcos; Narata, Ana Paula; Yilmaz, Hasan [Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Service of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland); Bijlenga, Philippe; Radovanovic, Ivan; Schaller, Karl [Service of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland); Lovblad, Karl-Olof [Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Service of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland); Pereira, Vitor Mendes, E-mail: vitormpbr@hotmail.com [Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Service of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)

    2014-01-15

    Blood blister-like aneurysms (BBAs) are a controversial entity. They arise from non-branching sites on the supraclinoid internal carotid artery (ICA) and are suspected to originate from a dissection. Our aim is to describe the BBA cases seen in our center and to present a systematic review of the literature on BBAs. We analyzed the eleven cases of BBA admitted to our center from 2003 to 2012. We assessed the medical history, treatment modality (endovascular and/or surgery), complications and clinical outcome. The cohort included 8 women and 4 men with a mean age of 53.16 years. Treatment of the BBA consisted of stenting and coiling in 5 patients, stenting only in 4 patients, coiling and clipping in 1 patient, clipping only in 1 patient, and conservative treatment in 1 patient. A good outcome was found in 10 patients, as defined by a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) less than or equal to two at three months. A systematic review of the literature was performed, and 314 reported patients were found: 221 patients were treated with a primarily surgical approach, and 87 patients were treated with a primarily endovascular approach. A rescue or second treatment was required in 46 patients (21%). The overall estimated treatment morbidity rate was 17%, and the mortality rate was 15%. BBAs exhibit more aggressive behavior compared to saccular aneurysms, and more intra-operative complications occur with BBAs, independent of the treatment type offered. They are also significantly more likely to relapse and rebleed after treatment. Endovascular treatment offers a lower morbidity–mortality compared with surgical approaches. Multilayer flow-diverting stents appear to be a promising strategy.

  15. A review of 151 cases of pediatric noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in a tertiary care center

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This study was conducted to review the etiological factors and diseases associated with pediatric noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of all patients with confirmed noncystic fibrosis (Non-CF bronchiectasis by chest X-ray and/or CT chest in a pulmonary clinic during the period 1993-2005 at a tertiary care center in Riyadh. Results: A total of 151 cases were diagnosed as Non-CF bronchiectasis. Seventy-five (49.7% were male, 76 (50.3% were female; 148 (98% are alive and 3 (2% died. The southwestern regions constituted 72 (50% of the cases. There was a period of (5 ± 3.2 years between the start of symptoms and diagnosis of bronchiectasis. More than two-thirds of the patients had cough, tachypnea, wheezing, sputum production and failure to thrive. Ninety-one (60% had associated diseases: Pulmonary diseases in 48 (32%, immunodeficiency in 27 (18%, central nervous system anomalies in 10 (7%, cardiac in 10 (7% and asthma in 103 (68% of the patients. Left lower lobe was commonly involved in 114 (76% patients. Sixty-eight (67% were found to have sinusitis. More than two-thirds of patients had two or more associated diseases. Forty-nine (32% developed gastroesophageal reflux. Hemophilus influenza was cultured in 56 (37%, strept pneumoniae in 25 (17% and pseudomonas aeruginosa in 24 (16% of the patients. Eighty percent of the patients who had pulmonary function test had abnormal changes. Disease progression was related to development of symptoms before 5 years of age, persistent atelectasis and right lower lobe involvement ( P < 0.05. Conclusion: Non-CF bronchiectasis should be included in the differential diagnosis of recurrent chest infection in Saudi Arabia. Early diagnosis and identification of associated diseases is needed to prevent progression of the disease.

  16. Ballistic quality assurance

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    This review describes the ballistic quality assurance for stereotactic intracranial irradiation treatments delivered with Gamma KnifeR either dedicated or adapted medical linear accelerators. Specific and periodic controls should be performed in order to check the mechanical stability for both irradiation and collimation systems. If this step remains under the responsibility of the medical physicist, it should be done in agreement with the manufacturer's technical support. At this time, there are no recent published guidelines. With technological developments, both frequency and accuracy should be assessed in each institution according to the treatment mode: single versus hypo-fractionated dose, circular collimator versus micro-multi-leaf collimators. In addition, 'end-to-end' techniques are mandatory to find the origin of potential discrepancies and to estimate the global ballistic accuracy of the delivered treatment. Indeed, they include frames, non-invasive immobilization devices, localizers, multimodal imaging for delineation and in-room positioning imaging systems. The final precision that could be reasonably achieved is more or less 1 mm. (authors)

  17. 76 FR 9354 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... evaluate grant applications. Place: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road... applications. Place: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852... and evaluate grant applications. Place: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center,...

  18. Quality assurance and quality control at the joint IAEA NMCC On-Site Laboratory at RRP as a contribution to the inspectorate's review of near real time accountancy of nuclear material

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    This paper provides updates on the elements of the quality management system (QMS) of the On-Site Laboratory for nuclear safeguards at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant. Representative examples of the OSL's quality control levels are discussed, such as analytical method performance review, method inter-comparison and participation in Laboratory inter-comparison exercises. It also highlights quality assurance measures to continuously improve the data quality within the boundary conditions of a high throughput industrial laboratory operating according to the guidelines of ISO 17025 and to meet the requirements of the ITV's on method uncertainties. (author)

  19. Evidence for the Efficacy of the Child Advocacy Center Model: A Systematic Review.

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    Herbert, James Leslie; Bromfield, Leah

    2016-07-01

    The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model has been presented as the solution to many of the problems inherent in responses by authorities to child sexual abuse. The lack of referral to therapeutic services and support, procedurally flawed and potentially traumatic investigation practices, and conflict between the different statutory agencies involved are all thought to contribute to low conviction rates for abuse and poor outcomes for children. The CAC model aims to address these problems through a combination of multidisciplinary teams, joint investigations, and services, all provided in a single child friendly environment. Using a systematic search strategy, this research aimed to identify and review all studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of the approach as a whole, recognizing that a separate evidence base exists for parts of the approach (e.g., victim advocacy and therapeutic responses). The review found that while the criminal justice outcomes of the model have been well studied, there was a lack of research on the effect of the model on child and family outcomes. Although some modest outcomes were clear, the lack of empirical research, and overreliance on measuring program outputs, rather than outcomes, suggests that some clarification of the goals of the CAC model is needed. PMID:25971710

  20. 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.

  1. Review and analysis of external quality assessment of breast cancer services in Europe: Supporting information for the development of a European Quality Assurance scheme for Breast Cancer Services

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    DEANDREA SILVIA; LERDA Donata; LOPEZ ALCALDE JESUS; NEAMTIU LUCIANA; SAZ PARKINSON ZULEIKA ESTHER; ULUTURK ASLI

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    The JRC, the European Commission’s in-house science service, was assigned in December 2012 with the tasks of (i) developing a new version of the European guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis (in the following mentioned as 'the new European Guidelines') and of (ii) developing a voluntary European Quality Assurance scheme for breast cancer services based on the European legislative framework on accreditation (defined in Regulation (EC) No 765/2008) (in the following mentioned as...

  2. Technical Excellence and Communication: The Cornerstones for Successful Safety and Mission Assurance Programs

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    Malone, Roy W.; Livingston, John M.

    2010-01-01

    The paper describes the role of technical excellence and communication in the development and maintenance of safety and mission assurance programs. The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) organization is used to illustrate philosophies and techniques that strengthen safety and mission assurance efforts and that contribute to healthy and effective organizational cultures. The events and conditions leading to the development of the MSFC S&MA organization are reviewed. Historic issues and concerns are identified. The adverse effects of resource limitations and risk assessment roles are discussed. The structure and functions of the core safety, reliability, and quality assurance functions are presented. The current organization s mission and vision commitments serve as the starting points for the description of the current organization. The goals and objectives are presented that address the criticisms of the predecessor organizations. Additional improvements are presented that address the development of technical excellence and the steps taken to improve communication within the Center, with program customers, and with other Agency S&MA organizations.

  3. NASA Johnson Space Center's Energy and Sustainability Efforts

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    Ewert, Michael K.

    2008-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation reviews the efforts that NASA is making to assure a sustainable environment and energy savings at the Johnson Space Center. Sustainability is defined as development that meets the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The new technologies that are required for sustainable closed loop life support for space exploration have uses on the ground to reduce energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and water use. Some of these uses are reviewed.

  4. 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.

  5. Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy

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    A common feature of the Radiotherapy Centres where there have been major accidents involving incorrect radiotherapy treatment is that they did not operate good Quality Assurance systems. A Quality Assurance system is sometimes called a Quality Management system, and it is designed to give assurance that quality standards are being met. One of the "spin offs" from operating a Quality Management system is that it reduces the likelihood of a radiotherapy accident. A detailed account of how to set up a quality system in radiotherapy has been given in an ESTRO booklet.2

  6. 78 FR 55268 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Vascular and Hematology Integrated Review Group... of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group..., Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Neurobiology of Learning and Memory...

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    ... Committee: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Integrated Review Group Child Psychopathology and... Neuroscience Integrated Review Group Neurodifferentiation, Plasticity, Regeneration and Rhythmicity...

  8. Performance assurance for IT systems

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    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

  9. A security assurance framework for networked medical devices

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    Finngegan, Anita; Mc Caffery, Fergal; Coleman, Gerry

    2013-01-01

    peer-reviewed This paper presents work for the development of a framework to assure the security of networked medical devices being incorporated. The paper focuses on one component of the framework, which addresses system development processes, and the assurance of these through the use of a Process Assessment Model with a major focus on the security risk management process. With the inclusion of a set of specific security controls and assurance processes, the purpose is to increase awaren...

  10. Healthcare Software Assurance

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    Cooper, Jason G.; Pauley, Keith A.

    2006-01-01

    Software assurance is a rigorous, lifecycle phase-independent set of activities which ensure completeness, safety, and reliability of software processes and products. This is accomplished by guaranteeing conformance to all requirements, standards, procedures, and regulations. These assurance processes are even more important when coupled with healthcare software systems, embedded software in medical instrumentation, and other healthcare-oriented life-critical systems. The current Food and Dru...

  11. Quality assurance in radiotherapy

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    Quality assurance in the management of a patient receiving radiation therapy and the role of the radiation oncologist and medical physicist in this process is described. The constraints on available personnel are recognised and the need for further education resources and IAEA activities in education for both groups described. IAEA activities in the clinical and dosimetric aspects and the resultant publications and education have contributed to a culture of quality assurance. (author)

  12. Performance assurance program plan

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    Rogers, B.H.

    1997-11-06

    B and W Protec, Inc. (BWP) is responsible for implementing the Performance Assurance Program for the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) in accordance with DOE Order 470.1, Safeguards and Security Program (DOE 1995a). The Performance Assurance Program applies to safeguards and security (SAS) systems and their essential components (equipment, hardware, administrative procedures, Protective Force personnel, and other personnel) in direct support of Category I and H special nuclear material (SNM) protection. Performance assurance includes several Hanford Site activities that conduct performance, acceptance, operability, effectiveness, and validation tests. These activities encompass areas of training, exercises, quality assurance, conduct of operations, total quality management, self assessment, classified matter protection and control, emergency preparedness, and corrective actions tracking and trending. The objective of the Performance Assurance Program is to capture the critical data of the tests, training, etc., in a cost-effective, manageable program that reflects the overall effectiveness of the program while minimizing operational impacts. To aid in achieving this objective, BWP will coordinate the Performance Assurance Program for Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH) and serve as the central point for data collection.

  13. The Ongkharak Nuclear Research Center (ONRC) research reactor project: a status review

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    The new Ongkharak Nuclear Research Center in the vicinity of Bangkok, Thailand is planned to replace the more than 30 years old facilities located in the Chatuchak district, Bangkok. An international team led by general atomics (GA) is designing and constructing the new research complex. It comprises a 10 MW TRIGA type reactor, an isotope production and a centralized waste processing and storage facility. Electrowatt-Ekono Ltd. was hired by the Thai Government Agency, the Office of Atomic Energy for Peace (OAEP), as a consultant to the project. As the project is now approaching the end of its 4th year, it now stands at a decisive turning point. Basic design is nearly completed and detailed design is well advanced. The turnkey part of the contract including the reactor island, the isotope and waste facilities are still awaiting the issuance of the Construction Permit. Significant progress has been made on the other part of the project, which includes all the supporting infrastructure facilities. The Preliminary Safety Analysis Report (PSAR), prepared by GA, has been reviewed by various parties, including by nuclear safety experts from the IAEA, which has provided continuous support to the OAEP. Experts from the Argonne National Laboratory have been involved in the reviews as well. The PSAR is now under consideration at the Nuclear Facility Safety Sub-Committee (NFSS) of the Thai Atomic Energy for Peace Commission for issuing the Construction Permit of the ONRC Research Reactor. The following paper gives an overview of the project and its present status, outlining the features of the planned facilities and the issues the project is presently struggling with. Major lessons of the past 4 years are highlighted and an outlook into the future is attempted. (orig.)

  14. Cancer Survivorship Research: A Review of the Literature and Summary of Current NCI-Designated Cancer Center Projects

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    Harrop, J. Phil; Dean, Julie A.; Paskett, Electra D.

    2011-01-01

    The number of cancer survivors and amount of cancer survivorship research has grown substantially during the past three decades. This paper provides a review of interventional and observational cancer survivorship research efforts as well as a summary of current cancer survivorship research projects being conducted by National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in an effort to identify areas that need further attention.

  15. A study of adopting maintenance rule under the periodic safety review and reliability centered maintenance program

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    U.S Maintenance Rule (MR) has three main functions. One is to monitor the performance changes of SSCs (Structure, System, and Component) caused by risk informed applications. Periodic Safety Review (PSR) program is widely adopted in Europe while it is not adopted in U. S. A where MR and new oversight program are instead used. Recently, in Korea, it was determined to adopt PSR, and the first PSR program has started this year for Kori unit 1 as a pilot plant. Also, a traditional Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) has been performed for 4 systems of YGN unit 1 and 2 and it will be applied to the other nuclear power plants in Korea. However, since MR is adopting many useful concept of RCM, traditional RCM could not be further performed without being associated with MR. Thus, MR, RCM and PSR have recently become hot issue policies which should be well associated each other in Korea, and this paper suggests a desirable new maintenance process which would embrace the concepts of the three policies, and also discusses whether U.S. MR is necessary even though a PSR program is already adopted, and if necessary, then how cost-effectively it can be introduced to. (author)

  16. 76 FR 370 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Somatosensory and Chemosensory Systems Study Section. Date... Epidemiology Integrated Review Group; Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section. Date: February 2...: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Cognitive Neuroscience...

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    ... Committee: Population Sciences and Epidemiology Integrated Review Group, Behavioral Genetics and... Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Neural Oxidative Metabolism and Death Study Section. Date: February 21-22... . Name of Committee: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group,...

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    ... Neurosciences Integrated Review Group; Bioengineering of Neuroscience, Vision and Low Vision Technologies Study...: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Biophysics of Neural Systems... Integrated Review Group; Behavioral Medicine, Interventions and Outcomes Study Section. Date: October...

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  1. 76 FR 64359 - Center for Scientific Review Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Review Special Emphasis Panel; Review of Neuroscience AREA Grant Applications. Date: November 10-11, 2011... Review Group; Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/ AIDS Study Section....

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    ... Committee: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Integrated Review Group, Cognition and Perception Study... Neurosciences Integrated Review Group, Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Imaging Technologies Study Section. Date...: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Integrated Review Group, Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Emotion, Stress...

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    ... Committee: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Integrated Review Group, Adult Psychopathology and...: Emerging Technologies and Training Neurosciences Integrated Review Group, Neuroscience and Ophthalmic....gov . Name of Committee: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group,...

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    ... Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Biological Rhythms and Sleep Study Section. Date: February 1...: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Somatosensory and Chemosensory... . Name of Committee: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Integrated Review Group;...

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    ... Committee: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group; Molecular..., Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group; Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes..., campdm@mail.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Oncology 2--Translational Clinical Integrated Review...

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    ...: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group, Cellular Aspects of..., bennetty@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Oncology 2--Translational Clinical Integrated Review Group Chemo...: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group, Clinical and...

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    ... Committee: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group, Pregnancy...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Oncology 1--Basic Translational Integrated Review Group, Tumor Cell... Committee: Oncology 1--Basic Translational Integrated Review Group, Cancer Molecular Pathobiology...

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    ... Health Behavior Integrated Review Group, Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study... Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Biophysics of...

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    ... Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Mechanisms of Sensory, Perceptual, and Cognitive Processes Study Section... Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Behavioral Medicine, Interventions and Outcomes Study...

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    ..., Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal... Review Group; Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Study Section. Date: February...

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    ... Behavior Integrated Review Group; Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study Section... . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review,...

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    ... and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group; Cellular, Molecular and Integrative Reproduction..., hunnicuttgr@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Cell Biology Integrated Review Group; Intercellular...

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    ... Committee: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review Group, Myocardial Ischemia and... Urological Systems Integrated Review Group, Urologic and Genitourinary Physiology and Pathology....

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    ...: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review Group; Cardiac Contractility, Hypertrophy, and Failure... . Name of Committee: Immunology Integrated Review Group; Transplantation, Tolerance, and Tumor...

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  20. Quality assurance standards of nuclear equipment and international cooperation

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    This paper analyses the quality assurance system; it briefly defines the meaning of this concept and assesses the status of quality assurance in France. The author also reviews the problems and difficulties encountered in the setting up of this system. (NEA)

  1. Ontario's Quality Assurance Framework: A Critical Response

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    Heap, James

    2013-01-01

    Ontario's Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) is reviewed and found not to meet all five criteria proposed for a strong quality assurance system focused on student learning. The QAF requires a statement of student learning outcomes and a method and means of assessing those outcomes, but it does not require that data on achievement of intended…

  2. 40 CFR 792.35 - Quality assurance unit.

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    ... monitoring each study to assure management that the facilities, equipment, personnel, methods, practices... management immediately. (4) Periodically submit to management and the study director written status reports... documentation. (6) Review the final study report to assure that such report accurately describes the methods...

  3. 10 CFR 830.122 - Quality assurance criteria.

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    2010-01-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NUCLEAR SAFETY MANAGEMENT Quality Assurance Requirements § 830.122 Quality assurance...) Criterion 3—Management/Quality Improvement. (1) Establish and implement processes to detect and prevent... correcting the problem. (4) Review item characteristics, process implementation, and other...

  4. Quality assurance in genetic testing: a European perspective

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    Dolores Ibarreta; Line Matthiessen-Guyader

    2006-01-01

    Genetic testing has moved rapidly from research to clinical use and the issues of quality have not always received sufficient attention. In response to these needs to improve the overall quality assurance system for genetic testing and services there have been several international initiatives that are reviewed here. The main activities at European level towards improving the quality assurance of genetic testing are described.

  5. Toward a Quality Assurance Approach to E-Learning Courses

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    Kidney, Gary; Cummings, Leslie; Boehm, Azalea

    2007-01-01

    Finding ways to assure the quality of e-learning is an important endeavor. This article identifies eight quality assurance strategies in use at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. The eight strategies are reviews of instructional design, web development, editing, usability and accessibility, maintainability, copyright, infrastructure impact, and…

  6. A 10-year review of four academic nurse-managed centers: challenges and survival strategies.

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    King, Eunice S

    2008-01-01

    Since 1985, there has been rapid growth in nurse-managed health centers (NMHCs). Many were established by academic schools of nursing, and several have closed. The Independence Foundation undertook this study to identify the challenges and survival strategies employed by four academic nurse-managed center grantees during a 10-year period. Data from Foundation records, interviews with directors and staff from the centers and the National Nursing Centers Consortium, a focus group with center founders, and field notes were analyzed for themes related to the centers' challenges and survival strategies. Although the centers faced many challenges from the sociopolitical environment, the community, and their parent organizations, the most difficult challenge was achieving financial sustainability, which was attainable only by obtaining cost-based reimbursement. Because of existing health policies, that was possible only through organizational restructuring and affiliation with an existing federally qualified health center. The future of nursing centers depends upon favorable health policies, data documenting centers' effectiveness, and adequate preparation of the next generation of nursing center directors and practitioners. PMID:18206838

  7. From quality assurance to total quality management

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    Andreea Ionică

    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

  8. Vega flow assurance system

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    Larsen, Marit; Munaweera, Sampath

    2010-07-01

    Vega is a gas condensate field located at the west coast of Norway and developed as a tie-in to the Gjoea platform. Operator is Statoil, production startup is estimated to the end of 2010. Flow assurance challenges are high reservoir pressure and temperature, hydrate and wax control, liquid accumulation and monitoring the well/template production rates. The Vega Flow Assurance System (FAS) is a software that supports monitoring and operation of the field. The FAS is based FlowManagerTM designed for real time systems. This is a flexible tool with its own steady state multiphase- and flow assurance models. Due to the long flowlines lines and the dynamic behavior, the multiphase flow simulator OLGA is also integrated in the system. Vega FAS will be used as: - An online monitoring tool - An offline what-if simulation and validation tool - An advisory control system for well production allocation. (Author)

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

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    Kumar Basant

    2008-01-01

    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.

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

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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. Quality assurance in diagnostic ultrasound

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    Sipilae, Outi, E-mail: outi.sipila@hus.fi [HUS Helsinki Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 340, 00029 HUS (Finland); Mannila, Vilma, E-mail: vilma.mannila@hus.fi [HUS Helsinki Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 340, 00029 HUS (Finland); Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 64, 00014 Helsinki University (Finland); Vartiainen, Eija, E-mail: eija.vartiainen@hus.fi [HUS Helsinki Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 750, 00029 HUS (Finland)

    2011-11-15

    Objective: To setup a practical ultrasound quality assurance protocol in a large radiological center, results from transducer tests, phantom measurements and visual checks for physical faults were compared. Materials and methods: Altogether 151 transducers from 54 ultrasound scanners, from seven different manufacturers, were tested with a Sonora FirstCall aPerio{sup TM} system (Sonora Medical Systems, Inc., Longmont, CO, USA) to detect non-functional elements. Phantom measurements using a CIRS General Purpose Phantom Model 040 (CIRS Tissue Simulation and Phantom Technology, VA, USA) were available for 135 transducers. The transducers and scanners were also checked visually for physical faults. The percentages of defective findings in these tests were computed. Results: Defective results in the FirstCall tests were found in 17% of the 151 transducers, and in 16% of the 135 transducers. Defective image quality resulted with 15% of the transducers, and 25% of the transducers had a physical flaw. In 16% of the scanners, a physical fault elsewhere than in the transducer was found. Seven percent of the transducers had a concurrent defective result both in the FirstCall test and in the phantom measurements, 8% in the FirstCall test and in the visual check, 4% in the phantom measurements and in the visual check, and 2% in all three tests. Conclusion: The tested methods produced partly complementary results and seemed all to be necessary. Thus a quality assurance protocol is forced to be rather labored, and therefore the benefits and costs must be closely followed.

  12. Quality assurance in diagnostic ultrasound

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    Objective: To setup a practical ultrasound quality assurance protocol in a large radiological center, results from transducer tests, phantom measurements and visual checks for physical faults were compared. Materials and methods: Altogether 151 transducers from 54 ultrasound scanners, from seven different manufacturers, were tested with a Sonora FirstCall aPerioTM system (Sonora Medical Systems, Inc., Longmont, CO, USA) to detect non-functional elements. Phantom measurements using a CIRS General Purpose Phantom Model 040 (CIRS Tissue Simulation and Phantom Technology, VA, USA) were available for 135 transducers. The transducers and scanners were also checked visually for physical faults. The percentages of defective findings in these tests were computed. Results: Defective results in the FirstCall tests were found in 17% of the 151 transducers, and in 16% of the 135 transducers. Defective image quality resulted with 15% of the transducers, and 25% of the transducers had a physical flaw. In 16% of the scanners, a physical fault elsewhere than in the transducer was found. Seven percent of the transducers had a concurrent defective result both in the FirstCall test and in the phantom measurements, 8% in the FirstCall test and in the visual check, 4% in the phantom measurements and in the visual check, and 2% in all three tests. Conclusion: The tested methods produced partly complementary results and seemed all to be necessary. Thus a quality assurance protocol is forced to be rather labored, and therefore the benefits and costs must be closely followed.

  13. Quality Assurance for Operation of Nuclear Facilities

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    This report describes QA activities performed within 'Quality Assurance for Nuclear facility project' and results thereof. Efforts were made to maintain and improve quality system of nuclear facilities. Varification activities whether quality system was implemented in compliance with requirements. QA department assisted KOLAS accredited testing and calibration laboratories, ISO 9001 quality system, establishment of QA programs for R and D, and carried out reviews and surveys for development of quality assurance technologies. Major items of this report are as follows : - Development and Improvement of QA Programs - QA Activities - Assessment of Effectiveness and Adequacy for QA Programs

  14. Quality Assurance Source Requirements Traceability Database

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    At the Yucca Mountain Project the Project Requirements Processing System assists in the management of relationships between regulatory and national/industry standards source criteria, and Quality Assurance Requirements and Description document (DOE/R W-0333P) requirements to create compliance matrices representing respective relationships. The matrices are submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to assist in the commission's review, interpretation, and concurrence with the Yucca Mountain Project QA program document. The tool is highly customized to meet the needs of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Office of Quality Assurance

  15. 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.

  16. Clinical implementation and quality assurance for intensity modulated radiation therapy

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    The paper describes the clinical implementation and quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), based on experience at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, and reviews the procedures for the clinical implementation of the IMRT technique and the requirements for patient immobilization, target delineation, treatment optimization, beam delivery and system administration. The dosimetric requirements and measurement procedures for beam commissioning and dosimetry verification for IMRT are discussed and the details of model based dose calculation for IMRT treatment planning and the potential problems with such dose calculation algorithms are examined. The paper also discusses the effect of beam delivery systems on the actual dose distributions received by the patient and the methods to incorporate such effects in the treatment optimization process. Finally, the use of the Monte Carlo method for dose calculation and treatment verification for IMRT is investigated. (author)

  17. Clinical implementation and quality assurance for intensity modulated radiation therapy

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    This paper describes the clinical implementation and quality assurance (QA) for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) based on the experience at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, USA. We will review our procedures for the clinical implementation of the IMRT technique and the requirements for patient immobilization, target delineation, treatment optimization, beam delivery and system administration. We will discuss the dosimetric requirements and measurement procedures for beam commissioning and dosimetry verification for IMRT. We will examine the details of model-based dose calculation for IMRT treatment planning and the potential problems with such dose calculation algorithms. We will discuss the effect of beam delivery systems on the actual dose distributions received by the patients and the methods to incorporate such effects in the treatment optimization process. We will investigate the use of the Monte Carlo method for dose calculation and treatment verification for IMRT

  18. 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

  19. Next Generation CANDU Performance Assurance

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    AECL is developing a next generation CANDU design to meet market requirements for low cost, reliable energy supplies. The primary product development objective is to achieve a capital cost substantially lower than the current nuclear plant costs, such that the next generation plant will be competitive with alternative options for large-scale base-load electricity supply. However, other customer requirements, including safety, low-operating costs and reliable performance, are being addressed as equally important design requirements. The main focus of this paper is to address the development directions that will provide performance assurance. The next generation CANDU is an evolutionary extension of the proven CANDU 6 design. There are eight CANDU 6 units in operation in four countries around the world and further three units are under construction. These units provide a sound basis for projecting highly reliable performance for the next generation CANDU. In addition, the next generation CANDU program includes development and qualification activities that will address the new features and design extensions in the advanced plant. To limit product development risk and to enhance performance assurance, the next generation CANDU design features and performance parameters have been carefully reviewed during the concept development phase and have been deliberately selected so as to be well founded on the existing CANDU knowledge base. Planned research and development activities are required only to provide confirmation of the projected performance within a modest extension of the established database. Necessary qualification tests will be carried out within the time frame of the development program, to establish a proven design prior to the start of a construction project. This development support work coupled with ongoing AECL programs to support and enhance the performance and reliability of the existing CANDU plants will provide sound assurance that the next generation

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  1. Review of Proposal for a Community College Center in Chico. Report 09-30

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    Jones, Jessika

    2009-01-01

    The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) recognizes the importance of educational centers as a cost-effective means for meeting increased student demand. Educational centers are an economical way of serving a region's educational needs because they often involve collaboration and shared facility use with high schools, university…

  2. The Challenges and Strategies to Improve Family-centered Round: A Literature Review

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    Reni Sulung Utami

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The importance of family-centered care and the role of families in decision making are becoming more recognized today. Several studies have supported the implementation of family-centered care and its role in enhancing quality of care. Family-centered rounds are one of family centered model of care that brings together multidisciplinary team as well as family to discuss the patient’s condition and care management, coordinate the patient’s care management, and make decisions on care plan for the patient (Sisterhen et al., 2007, Aronson et al., 2009. As part of innovations to enhance family-centered care, family-centered rounds have been adopted and implemented in many hospitals. This model of rounds is popular and widely applied in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit (Aronson et al., 2009, Kleiber et al., 2006, Mittal et al., 2010. However, other units have also begun to implement it (Schiller and Anderson, 2003, Mangram et al., 2005. The benefits of family-centered rounds have been presented in several studies. They reported that family-centered rounds have been improved communication between staff and family members (Mittal et al., 2010, Jacobowski et al., 2010, Rosen et al., 2009, Vazirani et al., 2005, understanding of the patient’s care plan (Rosen et al., 2009, staff and family satisfaction (Rappaport et al., 2010, Rosen et al., 2009; and decreased need for care plan clarification (Rosen et al., 2009.

  3. Quality assurance during site construction. Pt. 1

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    The first part of the lecture deals with the Quality Assurance system on the construction site in general. Basic site-related problems during contract implementation and the QA system requirements resulting from them are presented. The compilation of these requirements in a QA program and its inclusion in the site manual in written form are explained. Site organization, personnel qualification and procedures are referred to. Whereas the first part shows what is to be done, the second part shows how it can be put into practice on the site. All the essential points for the assurance of quality are addressed. They include, e.g., review of documents, incoming goods control, in-process surveillance, store controls, identification of components and systems, dealing with changes and deviations, documentation control and audits. By means of examples taken form practice the necessity of a well-functioning QA system, and the importance of quality-assuring measures on the site are pointed out. (orig.)

  4. Quality Assurance for All

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    Cheung, Peter P. T.; Tsui, Cecilia B. S.

    2010-01-01

    For higher education reform, most decision-makers aspire to achieving a higher participation rate and a respectable degree of excellence with diversity at the same time. But very few know exactly how. External quality assurance is a fair basis for differentiation but there can be doubt and resistance in some quarters. Stakeholder interests differ…

  5. Mission Operations Assurance

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    Faris, Grant

    2012-01-01

    Integrate the mission operations assurance function into the flight team providing: (1) value added support in identifying, mitigating, and communicating the project's risks and, (2) being an essential member of the team during the test activities, training exercises and critical flight operations.

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  6. The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and ISTC projects related to research reactors. Information review

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    1. ISTC - history, activities, outlook: 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, Armenia, 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 economies; - 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 Parties specified for the ISTC, and by organizations, nominated as 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 541 were approved for funding, for a total value of approximately US dollars 165 million. The number of scientists and engineers participating in the projects is more than 17,000. 2. Projects Related to Research Reactors: There are about 20 funded and as yet non-funded 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 non-funded proposals related to research reactors will be presented with the aim assisting international researchers to establish partnerships or collaboration with ISTC projects

  7. 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.

  8. Quality assurance for gamma knives

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    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

  9. Project T100 -- Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response Training Center (HAMMER)

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    The scope of this Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) is to provide a system of Quality Assurance reviews and verifications on the design and construction of the Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) Training Center, project 95L-EWT-100 at Hanford. The reviews and verifications will be on activities associated with design, procurement, and construction of the HAMMER project which includes, but is not limited to earthwork, placement of concrete, laying of rail, drilling of wells, water and sewer line fabrication and installation, communications systems, fire protection/detection systems, line tie-ins, building and mock-up (prop) construction, electrical, instrumentation, pump and valves and special coatings

  10. 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.

  11. A quality assurance programme for radiation therapy dosimetry: Report of a consultants' meeting to review the status and to plant the development

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    Four national External Audit Groups (EAG) in charge of operating quality audits for radiotherapy dosimetry have been created through a Co-ordinated Research Programme ''Development of a Quality Assurance Programme for Radiation Therapy Dosimetry in Developing Countries'' (E2-40-07). The present status of the development of the measuring systems and measuring procedures for the EAGs has been compared to the methodology established by Quality Audit Networks operating at present in Europe. To harmonize different EAG procedures, a document entitled ''Guidelines to prepare a Quality Manual for External Audit Groups on Dosimetry in Radiotherapy '' has been outlined and a first draft prepared. The ''Guidelines...'' covers quality policy, quality systems and quality structures including process control following the recommendations of ISO 9000 series and ISO/IEC guide No. 25. When completed, this document can be used as a guide on how to prepare the quality manual for national EAGs in developing countries. Due to increased interest in the project three new participants have been admitted. (author)

  12. Education for All in South Africa: Developing a National System for Quality Assurance.

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    Smith, William J.; Ngoma-Maema, Wendy Yolisa

    2003-01-01

    Draws on international research, policy, and practice relevant to quality assurance systems to analyze the development of a national framework for educational quality assurance in South Africa. Describes an emerging framework for quality assurance that encompasses evaluation of student achievement, quality audits and reviews, program and service…

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

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    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

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

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    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.

  15. Quality Assurance: Strategic Choices for Higher Education in Turkey

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available As the number of students and higher education institutions in the world increases and there is a growing difficulty in financing the higher education systems, decision-makers have begun to show more interest in quality assurance. As quality assurance is given special attention in European countries, developing countries such as Turkey are interested in importing quality assurance systems. It is not possible to set quality assurance without sensitivity toward quality and without having quality as a cultural practice. The most likely encountered quality assurance approach in the world is that the higher education institution itself is responsible for its quality. In addition, external quality assurance procedures used are based on (academic peer review rather than on bureaucratic evaluations. Moreover, there is a lively debate across the world regarding the bureaucratic regulations of the quality assurance agencies and institutions that restrict the autonomy of higher education institutions. Without taking into consideration of the existing centralized structure of the higher education system in Turkey, of meeting social demands for the higher education, and of current higher education enrollment rates, the possible establishment of a quality assurance mechanism that may have sanctions on universities in Turkey is a threat to already limited autonomy of universities and is having a risk of additional bureaucratic burden. By laying out the roles and responsibilities of Turkish Council of Higher Education, the government and universities, this article discusses policies that should be adopted regarding the quality assurance.

  16. 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…

  17. 78 FR 30318 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  20. 75 FR 53702 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  1. 77 FR 73475 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  3. 76 FR 2914 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  4. 75 FR 4576 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  5. 78 FR 66026 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS Discovery and Development of Therapeutics... Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology. Date: November 25, 2013. Time:...

  6. 77 FR 57571 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Emphasis Panel R15: Dermatology, Rheumatology, Dental, Bone, Muscle and Biomaterial Sciences. Date: October...: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review Group; Cardiac Contractility, Hypertrophy, and...

  7. 76 FR 1622 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...; Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study Section. Date: February 10-11, 2011... Processes Integrated Review Group; Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Emotion, Stress and Health Study...

  8. 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.

  9. Revenue assurance in utilities

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    Rihar, Miha

    2010-01-01

    In recent times utility companies have to orient to effective business due to hard market conditions. Thus, companies want to diminish business expenses and increase the revenues. Effective revenue capture is, after all, the aim of revenue assurance. Actually the revenue capture is usually not perfect and without losses. A part of revenues are always lost on the way from a service to payment, which is called revenue leakage and causes a financial loss. The revenue leakage is above all the ...

  10. Quality assurance in radiotherapy

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    Good radiotherapy results and safety of treatment require the radiation to be optimally applied to a specified target area and the correct dose. According to international recommendations, the average uncertainty in therapeutic dose should not exceed 5%. The need for high precision in therapeutic dose requires quality assurance covering the entire radiotherapy process. Besides the physical and technical characteristics of the therapy equipment, quality assurance must include all radiotherapy equipment and procedures that are significant for the correct magnitude and precision of application of the therapeutic dose. The duties and responsibilities pertaining to various stages of treatment must also be precisely defined. These requirements may be best implemented through a quality system. The general requirements for supervision and quality assurance of medical radiation apparatus are prescribed in section 40 of the Radiation Act (592/1991, amendment 1142/1998) and in sections 18 and 32 of the Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on the medical use of radiation (423/2000). Guide ST 2.2 imposes requirements on structural radiation shielding of radiotherapy equipment and the premises in which it is used, and on warning and safety arrangements. Guide ST 1.1 sets out the general safety principles for radiation practices and regulatory control procedure for the use of radiation. Guide ST 1.6 provides general requirements for operational measures in the use of radiation. This Guide sets out the duties of responsible parties (the party running a radiation practice) in respect of arranging and maintaining radiotherapy quality assurance. The principles set out in this Guide and Guide ST 6.3 may be applied to radionuclide therapy

  11. 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

  12. Introduction to quality assurance

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    Safety requirements set forth in the regulatory requirement, codes, standards as well as other requirements for various aspects of nuclear power plant design and operation are strictly implemented through QA activities. The overall QA aim is to assure that the plant is soundly and correctly designed and that it is built, tested and operated in accordance with stringent quality standards and conservative engineering practices. In this way a high degree of freedom from faults and errors can be achieved. (orig.)

  13. Revenue assurance methodology

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    Filipová, Michaela

    2006-01-01

    Práce se zabývá návrhem uceleného teoreticko-metodologického rámce nové podnikové funkce revenue assurance pro telekomunikační společnosti, které usilují o systematický a koncepční přístup k zajištění a maximalizaci příjmů. Popsány jsou role revenue assurance funkce v podniku, cíle, vývojová stádia. Dále jsou popsány hrozby a konkrétní podoby úniků a nadhodnocení příjmů. Podrobně je rozebrána metodika pro plnění úkolů revenue assurance a techniky pro eliminaci úniků a nadhodnocení příjmů. Prá...

  14. Measurement quality assurance

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    The quality of a radiation protection program can be no better than the quality of the measurements made to support it. In many cases, that quality is unknown and is merely implied on the basis of a calibration of a measuring instrument. If that calibration is inappropriate or is performed improperly, the measurement result will be inaccurate and misleading. Assurance of measurement quality can be achieved if appropriate procedures are followed, including periodic quality control actions that demonstrate adequate performance. Several national measurement quality assurance (MQA) programs are operational or under development in specific areas. They employ secondary standards laboratories that provide a high-quality link between the National Bureau of Standards and measurements made at the field use level. The procedures followed by these secondary laboratories to achieve MQA will be described, as well as plans for similar future programs. A growing general national interest in quality assurance, combined with strong specific motivations for MQA in the area of ionizing radiation, will provide continued demand for appropriate national programs. Such programs must, however, employ procedures that are cost effective and must be developed with participation by all affected parties

  15. 75 FR 25273 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  1. 76 FR 573 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Study Section. Date: February 3-4, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m... Review Group, Lung Injury, Repair, and Remodeling Study Section. Date: February 3-4, 2011. Time: 8 a.m... Pathophysiology-2. Date: January 25, 2011. Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  2. 78 FR 3905 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review Group; Cardiac Contractility, Hypertrophy, and Failure..., Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1146, jig@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Cardiovascular and Respiratory...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review...

  3. 77 FR 31030 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Integrative Reproduction Study Section. Date: June 21, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review... Review Group; Neurogenesis and Cell Fate Study Section. Date: June 21, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00...

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  5. 77 FR 56855 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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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, beusseb@mail.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Oncology 1--Basic...

  6. 77 FR 64118 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  7. 78 FR 2679 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    .... Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: InterContinental Chicago Hotel, 505 North... 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222... Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Contact Person: Priscilla B. Chen,...

  8. 75 FR 46950 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Hotel, 405 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Contact Person: Ping Fan, MD, PhD, Scientific Review..., 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Doubletree Hotel.... Place: The Westin, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact Person: Steven J Zullo,...

  9. 77 FR 8270 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., HIV/AIDS Vaccines Study Section. Date: March 11, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and... Pathogenesis Study Section. Date: March 12, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...

  13. Specified assurance level sampling procedure

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    In the nuclear industry design specifications for certain quality characteristics require that the final product be inspected by a sampling plan which can demonstrate product conformance to stated assurance levels. The Specified Assurance Level (SAL) Sampling Procedure has been developed to permit the direct selection of attribute sampling plans which can meet commonly used assurance levels. The SAL procedure contains sampling plans which yield the minimum sample size at stated assurance levels. The SAL procedure also provides sampling plans with acceptance numbers ranging from 0 to 10, thus, making available to the user a wide choice of plans all designed to comply with a stated assurance level

  14. The quality assurance liaison: Combined technical and quality assurance support

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    This paper describes the role of the quality assurance liaison, the responsibilities of this position, and the evolutionary changes in duties over the last six years. The role of the quality assurance liaison has had a very positive impact on the Los Alamos Yucca Mountain Site Characterization (YW) quality assurance program. Having both technical and quality assurance expertise, the quality assurance liaisons are able to facilitate communications with scientists on quality assurance issues and requirements, thereby generating greater productivity in scientific investigations. The quality assurance liaisons help ensure that the scientific community knows and implements existing requirements, is aware of new or changing regulations, and is able to conduct scientific work within Project requirements. The influence of the role of the quality assurance liaison can be measured by an overall improvement in attitude of the staff regarding quality assurance requirements and improved job performance, as well as a decrease in deficiencies identified during both internal and external audits and surveillances. This has resulted in a more effective implementation of quality assurance requirements

  15. The quality assurance liaison: Combined technical and quality assurance support

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    Bolivar, S. L.; Day, J. L.

    1993-03-01

    The role of the quality assurance liaison, the responsibilities of this position, and the evolutionary changes in duties over the last six years are described. The role of the quality assurance liaison has had a very positive impact on the Los Alamos Yucca Mountain Site Characterization (YW) quality assurance program. Having both technical and quality assurance expertise, the quality assurance liaisons are able to facilitate communications with scientists on quality assurance issues and requirements, thereby generating greater productivity in scientific investigations. The quality assurance liaisons help ensure that the scientific community knows and implements existing requirements, is aware of new or changing regulations, and is able to conduct scientific work within Project requirements. The influence of the role of the quality assurance liaison can be measured by an overall improvement in attitude of the staff regarding quality assurance requirements and improved job performance, as well as a decrease in deficiencies identified during both internal and external audits and surveillances. This has resulted in a more effective implementation of quality assurance requirements.

  16. The necessity of quality assurance and quality management programs in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology a review of some abnormal occurrences in the USA

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    During 1990, 467 medical radiology mis administration cases, involving 573 patients, were reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the USA. Of the 467, 443 cases were related to diagnostic radiology and 24 to radiation therapy. Details on these events were reported by the NRC's Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data (AEOD). This office serves also as the NRC's center for the independent assessment of operational events. The above data were taken from the medical mis administration report of the AEOD office. Several cases from this report were mentioned also in the NRC's 1991 Annual Report. (authors)

  17. 75 FR 20607 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  18. 76 FR 11498 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC...

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    ... Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC) External Customer Satisfaction Surveys (NCI) SUMMARY: Under...) External Customer Satisfaction Surveys (NCI). Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of... information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2010 (75 FR 80830)...

  19. Program review of the USDA Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology

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    The USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE) has a history that starts in 1932 in Orlando to develop methods to control mosquitoes, including malaria vectors under conditions simulating those of the south Pacific jungles, and other insects affecting man and animals...

  20. Preparing Academic Medical Centers for the Clinical Learning Environment Review: Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers National Initiative IV Outcomes and Evaluation

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    Wehbe-Janek, Hania; Markova, Tsveti; Polis, Rachael L.; Peters, Marguerite; Liu, Yang

    2016-01-01

    Background: Driven by changes to improve quality in patient care and population health while reducing costs, evolvement of the health system calls for restructuring health professionals' education and aligning it with the healthcare delivery system. In response to these changes, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) encourages the integration of health system leadership, faculty, and residents in restructuring graduate medical education (GME). Innovative approaches to achieving this restructuring and the CLER objectives are essential. Methods: The Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers National Initiative (NI) IV provided a multiinstitutional learning collaborative focused on supporting GME redesign. From October 2013 through March 2015, participants conducted relevant projects, attended onsite meetings, and participated in teleconferences and webinars addressing the CLER areas. Participants shared best practices, resources, and experiences. We designed a pre/post descriptive study to examine outcomes. Results: Thirty-three institutions completed NI IV, and at its conclusion, the majority reported greater CLER readiness compared with baseline. Twenty-two (88.0%) institutions reported that NI IV had a great impact on advancing their efforts in the CLER area of their project focus, and 15 (62.5%) reported a great impact in other CLER focus areas. Opportunities to share progress with other teams and the national group meetings were reported to contribute to teams' success. Conclusion: The NI IV learning collaborative prepared institutions for CLER, suggesting successful integration of the clinical and educational enterprises. We propose that national learning collaboratives of GME-sponsoring health systems enable advancement of their education mission, leading ultimately to better healthcare outcomes. This learning model may be generalizable to newfound programs for academic medical centers

  1. 77 FR 54580 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...: System Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Date: October 16-17, 2012. Time: 12 p.m... Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Diseases and Pathophysiology of the...

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    ... Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Sensorimotor Integration Study Section. Date: February 8, 2013. Time: 8... Special Emphasis Panel, RFA Panel: System Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences....

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  6. NOAA Science Advisory Board, Review of National Center for Environmental Prediction Ocean Modeling

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    Pietrafesa, L. J.; Blaskovich, D.; Blumberg, A.F.; A. J. Busalacchi; McClean, J.; Mooers, C.N.K.; Rogers, D.P.; Weisberg, R.H.

    2004-01-01

    In response to a request from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service, an Ocean Model Review Panel (ORMP) was commissioned by the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB), to address the following two-part Charge:

  7. 76 FR 24897 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  8. 76 FR 64090 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  1. 75 FR 80830 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: HIV/AIDS Innovative Research... Immunology and Pathogenesis Study Section. Date: November 21, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To...

  7. Traumatic endophthalmitis presenting as isolated retinal vasculitis and white-centered hemorrhages: Case report and review of literature

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The article reports a case and review of the literature of endophthalmitis presenting as isolated retinal vasculitis. A 26-year-old male was observed to have white-centered retinal hemorrhages and retinal vasculitis following an occult scleral perforation. At presentation, the visual acuity was 20/60. With clinical suspicion of early endophthalmitis, he underwent wound exploration, scleral tear repair, vitreous biopsy and administration of intravitreal antibiotics. Microbiology evaluation revealed significant presence of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococcus epidermidis. Final visual acuity improved to 20/20 at 6 weeks postoperatively. Literature search revealed eight similar cases, all of them due to Staphylococcus species. Retinal vasculitis and white-centered retinal hemorrhages can be a presenting sign of early endophthalmitis, especially with non-fulminant pathogens like S. epidermidis.

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

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    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

  9. 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.

  10. Evolving Principles of Office Quality Assurance

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    Norman, Lee A.

    1988-01-01

    The application of medical quality assurance principles to ambulatory patient care using the traditional methods of medical chart audit, process review, and physician education has yielded generally disappointing results in improving patient care and physician performance. Newer methods assist physicians by providing patient and medical reference data at the time of a patient's visit. Techniques for tracking treatment outcomes and patients' test results and for providing instructions to patie...

  11. Assuring structural integrity in Army systems

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    1985-01-01

    The object of this study was to recommend possible improvements in the manner in which structural integrity of Army systems is assured. The elements of a structural integrity program are described, and relevant practices used in various industries and government organizations are reviewed. Some case histories of Army weapon systems are examined. The mandatory imposition of a structural integrity program patterned after the Air Force Aircraft Structural Integrity Program is recommended and the benefits of such an action are identified.

  12. PROCEEDINGS OF RIKEN BNL RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOP, VOLUME 77, RBRC SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING, OCTOBER 10-12, 2005

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    The eighth evaluation of the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC) took place on October 10-12, 2005, at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The members of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) were Dr. Jean-Paul Blaizot, Professor Makoto Kobayashi, Dr. Akira Masaike, Professor Charles Young Prescott (Chair), Professor Stephen Sharpe (absent), and Professor Jack Sandweiss. We are grateful to Professor Akira Ukawa who was appointed to the SRC to cover Professor Sharpe's area of expertise. In addition to reviewing this year's program, the committee, augmented by Professor Kozi Nakai, evaluated the RBRC proposal for a five-year extension of the RIKEN BNL Collaboration MOU beyond 2007. Dr. Koji Kaya, Director of the Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN, Japan, presided over the session on the extension proposal. In order to illustrate the breadth and scope of the RBRC program, each member of the Center made a presentation on higher research efforts. In addition, a special session was held in connection with the RBRC QCDSP and QCDOC supercomputers. Professor Norman H. Christ, a collaborator from Columbia University, gave a presentation on the progress and status of the project, and Professor Frithjof Karsch of BNL presented the first physics results from QCDOC. 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.

  13. PROCEEDINGS OF RIKEN BNL RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOP, VOLUME 77, RBRC SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING, OCTOBER 10-12, 2005

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    The eighth evaluation of the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC) took place on October 10-12, 2005, at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The members of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) were Dr. Jean-Paul Blaizot, Professor Makoto Kobayashi, Dr. Akira Masaike, Professor Charles Young Prescott (Chair), Professor Stephen Sharpe (absent), and Professor Jack Sandweiss. We are grateful to Professor Akira Ukawa who was appointed to the SRC to cover Professor Sharpe's area of expertise. In addition to reviewing this year's program, the committee, augmented by Professor Kozi Nakai, evaluated the RBRC proposal for a five-year extension of the RIKEN BNL Collaboration MOU beyond 2007. Dr. Koji Kaya, Director of the Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN, Japan, presided over the session on the extension proposal. In order to illustrate the breadth and scope of the RBRC program, each member of the Center made a presentation on higher research efforts. In addition, a special session was held in connection with the RBRC QCDSP and QCDOC supercomputers. Professor Norman H. Christ, a collaborator from Columbia University, gave a presentation on the progress and status of the project, and Professor Frithjof Karsch of BNL presented the first physics results from QCDOC. 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

  14. A workshop on asthma management programs and centers in Brazil: reviewing and explaining concepts

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    Rafael Stelmach; Alcindo Cerci Neto; Ana Cristina de Carvalho Fernandez Fonseca; Eduardo Vieira Ponte; Gerardo Alves; Ildely Niedia Araujo-Costa; Laura Maria de Lima Belizário Facury Lasmar; Luci Keiko Kuromoto de Castro; Maria Lucia Medeiros Lenz; Paulo Silva; Alberto Cukier; Alexssandra Maia Alves; Aline Silva Lima-Matos; Amanda da Rocha Oliveira Cardoso; Ana Luisa Godoy Fernandes

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    Objective: To report the results of a workshop regarding asthma management programs and centers (AMPCs) in Brazil, so that they can be used as a tool for the improvement and advancement of current and future AMPCs. Methods: The workshop consisted of five presentations and the corresponding group discussions. The working groups discussed the following themes: implementation of asthma management strategies; human resources needed for AMPCs; financial resources needed for AMPCs; and operational ...

  15. 78 FR 42969 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Emphasis Panel; Genetics of Cell Regulation. Date: August 1, 2013. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To... 6184, MSC 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1779, riverase@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Center for..., Room 4176, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1728, radtkem@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee:...

  16. Book review: Battle for ground zero: inside the political struggle to rebuild the World Trade Center

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    2013-01-01

    "Battle for Ground Zero: Inside the Political Struggle to Rebuild the World Trade Center." Elizabeth Greenspan. Palgrave Macmillan. August 2013. --- After 9/11 came the question of what to do with Ground Zero. This book aims to go behind the scenes of the fight to rebuild, revealing how grieving families, commercial interests, and politicking bureaucrats clashed at every step of the way, confounding progress and infuriating the public. Nathan Bullock praises Elizabeth Greenspan’s book for giv...

  17. The NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) Mission Assurance Process

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    Canfield, Amy

    2016-01-01

    In 2010, NASA established the Commercial Crew Program in order to provide human access to the International Space Station and low earth orbit via the commercial (non-governmental) sector. A particular challenge to NASA has been how to determine the commercial providers transportation system complies with Programmatic safety requirements. The process used in this determination is the Safety Technical Review Board which reviews and approves provider submitted Hazard Reports. One significant product of the review is a set of hazard control verifications. In past NASA programs, 100 percent of these safety critical verifications were typically confirmed by NASA. The traditional Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) model does not support the nature of the Commercial Crew Program. To that end, NASA SMA is implementing a Risk Based Assurance (RBA) process to determine which hazard control verifications require NASA authentication. Additionally, a Shared Assurance Model is also being developed to efficiently use the available resources to execute the verifications. This paper will describe the evolution of the CCP Mission Assurance process from the beginning of the Program to its current incarnation. Topics to be covered include a short history of the CCP; the development of the Programmatic mission assurance requirements; the current safety review process; a description of the RBA process and its products and ending with a description of the Shared Assurance Model.

  18. Quality assurance program

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    This topical report describes the Gibbs and Hill Quality Assurance Program and sets forth the methods to be followed in controlling quality-related activities performed by Gibbs and Hill and its contractors. The program is based on company experience in nuclear power and related work, and defines a system found effective in providing independent control of quality-related functions and documentation. The scope of the report covers activities involving nuclear safety-related structures, systems, and components covered by Gibbs and Hill' contractual obligation to the Utility Owner for each project

  19. Reactor system safety assurance

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    The philosophy of reactor safety is that design should follow established and conservative engineering practices, there should be safety margins in all modes of plant operation, special systems should be provided for accidents, and safety systems should have redundant components. This philosophy provides ''defense in depth.'' Additionally, the safety of nuclear power plants relies on ''safety systems'' to assure acceptable response to design basis events. Operating experience has shown the need to study plant response to more frequent upset conditions and to account for the influence of operators and non-safety systems on overall performance. Defense in depth is being supplemented by risk and reliability assessment

  20. Quality assurance services

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    For over 20 years the quality assurance services at the Springfields Laboratories have been concerned with manufacturing both simple and complex engineering products to the highest standard. The scientists working there have considerable expertise in the practical application of quality control and the development and design of inspection and non-destructive testing equipment. The folder contains six sheets or leaflets illustrating the work and equipment. The subjects are the mechanical standards laboratory, non-destructive testing, the digitising table, the peripheral camera, automated measurement, data handling and presentation, and the computer controlled three axis co-ordinate measuring machine. (U.K.)

  1. Radiotherapy of primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma: case report and review of literature

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    Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma is an indolent primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma originating from the follicle center cells, composed of a combination of centrocytes (small and large cleaved cells) and centroblasts (large noncleaved cells) with a follicular, follicular/diffuse, or diffuse growth pattern. Lesions are mostly located on the head, neck and trunk. A case is presented of a 56-year-old male patient with primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, with lesions involving the skin of the back, shoulders, presternal area and right forearm. As the patient presented a disseminated cutaneous form of the disease that involved several anatomical regions, complete work-up was followed by superficial fractionated radiotherapy of eight fields in VI expositions, with total irradiation dose of 1400 cGy upon the following fields: right and left pectoral region, left and right shoulders, right suprascapular region, and proximal third of the right forearm. Total irradiation dose applied upon each field for the lesions located on the left and right side of the back was 1500 cGy. This therapy resulted in significant reduction of visible tumor. The patient was regularly followed up on outpatient basis for 12 months of radiotherapy, being free from local recurrence and systemic spread of the disease

  2. 75 FR 2877 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Review Group; Genetic Variation and Evolution Study Section. Date: February 11-12, 2010. Time: 9 a.m. to... Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844,...

  3. 76 FR 60509 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Methods and Research Design Study Section. Date: October 21, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, PAR-11-137: Model Systems for Fragile X Pre-Mutation and... Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306,...

  4. 78 FR 26644 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review... Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4166, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-2681, koellerk@csr.nih.gov..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1170, luow@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Digestive, Kidney and...

  5. 78 FR 13880 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., guerriej@csr.nih.gov . This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the... Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business: Basic and Integrative Bioengineering. Date: March 25, 2013..., Room 6185, MSC 7892, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 0601, sammakpj@csr.nih.gov . Name of...

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    ... Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6156, MSC 7892, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 1043, garofalors@csr.nih...: Integrative Neuroscience. Date: August 18-19, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate...-435- 1033, hoshawb@csr.nih.gov . (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos....

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  8. 77 FR 15113 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Conflict: Integrative Neuroscience. Date: March 28, 2012. Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and... Emphasis Panel; Behavioral and Social HIV/AIDS. Date: March 28, 2012. Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda:...

  9. 75 FR 1397 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Molecular...-435-2270, wanimaqs@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Integrated... 20892, 301-435-0681, schwarte@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Biobehavioral and Behavioral...

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    ... for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Fellowships: Behavioral Neuroscience. Date: March 3-4... Special Emphasis Panel, Fellowships: Brain Disorders and Related Neuroscience. Date: March 1-2, 2011. Time...: Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes across the Lifespan. Date: March 3-4, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m....

  11. 78 FR 27246 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...; Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section. Date: June 6, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda..., burchjb@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated... Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study...

  12. 76 FR 53688 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Group, Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section. Date: September 27, 2011. Time: 8:30 a.m. to... Emphasis Panel, Collaborative: Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology. Date: September 27, 2011. Time: 2 to 4... Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group, Neural Oxidative Metabolism and Death Study Section....

  13. 76 FR 2399 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Rehabilitation. Date: January 28, 2011. Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications..., Bethesda, MD 20892. 301-435- 1777. zouai@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Cardiovascular and Respiratory..., Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology Study Section. Date: February 10-11, 2011. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m....

  14. 75 FR 3241 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Muscle and Exercise Physiology Study Section. Date: February 11-12, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda... 20892-7850, (301) 435-1164, custerm@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Molecular, Cellular and...: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Cellular and Molecular...

  15. 76 FR 22907 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...@csr.nih.gov . 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...; Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention Study Section. Date: June 2-3, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 6...

  16. 76 FR 28793 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Committee: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Integrated Review ] Group; Lung Cellular, Molecular, and... Group; Basic Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics Study Section. Date: June 6-7, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p... Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology-1. Date: June 20, 2011. Time: 12 p.m....

  17. 77 FR 28890 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ..., Reproductive Health, Asthma and Pulmonary, Conditions Study Section. Date: June 11-12, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to...: Population Sciences and Epidemiology Integrated Review Group; Epidemiology of Cancer Study Section. Date... Pathophysiology of the Visual System Study Section. Date: June 11-12, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m....

  18. 78 FR 27247 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...; Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes Study Section. Date: June 6-7, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m..., manospa@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group; Clinical and Integrative Diabetes and Obesity Study Section. Date: June 6,...

  19. 77 FR 29673 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  20. 77 FR 56661 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Bone, Function, Metabolism and Regeneration. Date: October 9, 2012. Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda..., Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-1212, kumarra@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Cell Biology Integrated Review..., Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435- 2359, shayiqr@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Cell Biology...

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

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  2. 78 FR 35943 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  3. 76 FR 22111 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... 09-153 Clinical and Services Studies of Mental Disorders, AIDS and Alcohol Use Disorders. Date: April... to HIV/AIDS. Date: April 5-6, 2011. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant... Emphasis Panel; Small Business: AIDS/HIV Innovative Research Applications. Date: April 7, 2011. Time: 10...

  5. 75 FR 38818 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  6. 78 FR 26376 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  7. 78 FR 64516 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... of Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; HIV/AIDS Vaccines Study Section... Etiology of Gastro- Intestinal Cancer. Date: November 7, 2013. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To....306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research; 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396,...

  8. 78 FR 29373 - Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ... Program: Biomolecular Interaction Analysis Instruments. Date: June 12, 2013. Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m... 7846, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301.435.1265, gordiyenkon@csr.nih.gov . Name of Committee: Oncology 2... . Name of Committee: Oncology 1-Basic Translational Integrated Review Group; Cancer...

  9. 75 FR 1795 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings

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  16. Quality assurance records system

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    This Safety Guide was prepared as part of the Agency's programme, referred to as the NUSS programme, for establishing Codes of Practice and Safety Guides relating to nuclear power plants. It supplements the IAEA Code of Practice on Quality Assurance for Safety in Nuclear Power Plants (IAEA Safety Series No.50-C-QA), which requires that for each nuclear power plant a system for the generation, identification, collection, indexing, filing, storing, maintenance and disposition of quality assurance records shall be established and executed in accordance with written procedures and instructions. The purpose of this Safety Guide is to provide assistance in the establishment and operation of such a system. An orderly established and maintained records system is considered to be part of the means of providing a basis for an appropriate level of confidence that the activities which affect the quality of a nuclear power plant have been performed in accordance with the specific requirements and that the required quality has been achieved and is maintained

  17. Quality-Assurance Program Plan

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    This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) is provided to describe the Quality Assurance Program which is applied to the waste management activities conducted by AESD-Nevada Operations at the E-MAD Facility located in Area 25 of the Nevada Test Site. The AESD-Nevada Operations QAPP provides the necessary systematic and administrative controls to assure activities that affect quality, safety, reliability, and maintainability during design, procurement, fabrication, inspection, shipments, tests, and storage are conducted in accordance with established requirements

  18. Leadership in academic health centers in the US: a review of the role and some recommendations.

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    Weil, Thomas P

    2014-01-01

    The leadership of the US's most complex academic health centers (AHCs)/medical centers requires individuals who possess a high level of clinical, organizational, managerial, and interpersonal skills. This paper first outlines the major attributes desired in a dean/vice president of health affairs before then summarizing the educational opportunities now generally available to train for such leadership and management roles. For the most part, the masters in health administration (MHA), the traditional MBA, and the numerous alternatives primarily available at universities are considered far too general and too lacking in emotional intelligence tutoring to be particularly relevant for those who aspire to these most senior leadership positions. More appropriate educational options for these roles are discussed: (a) the in-house leadership and management programs now underway at some AHCs for those selected early on in their career for future executive-type roles as well as for those who are appointed later on to a chair, directorship or similar position; and (b) a more controversial approach of potentially establishing at one or a few universities, a mid-career, professional program (a maximum of 12 months and therefore, being completed in less time than an MBA) leading to a masters degree in academic health center administration (MHCA) for those who aspire to fill a senior AHC leadership position. The proposed curriculum as outlined herein might be along the lines of some carefully designed masters level on-line, self-teaching modules for the more technical subjects, yet vigorously emphasizing integrate-type courses focused on enhancing personal and professional team building and leadership skills. PMID:25595014

  19. Quality assurance in transnational higher education: a case study of the tropEd network

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    Zwanikken, Prisca A C; Peterhans, Bernadette; Dardis, Lorraine; Scherpbier, Albert

    2013-01-01

    Introduction Transnational or cross-border higher education has rapidly expanded since the 1980s. Together with that expansion issues on quality assurance came to the forefront. This article aims to identify key issues regarding quality assurance of transnational higher education and discusses the quality assurance of the tropEd Network for International Health in Higher Education in relation to these key issues. Methods Literature review and review of documents. Results From the literature t...

  20. The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and ISTC projects related to nuclear safety. Information review

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    The ISTC is an intergovernmental organization created ten years ago by Russia, USA, EU and Japan in Moscow. The Center supports numerous science and technology projects in different areas, from biotechnologies and environmental problems to all aspects of nuclear studies, including those focused on the development of effective innovative concepts and technologies in the nuclear field, in general, and for improvement of nuclear safety, in particular. The presentation addresses some technical results of the ISTC projects as well as methods and approaches employed by the ISTC to foster close international collaboration and manage projects towards fruitful results. (author)