Sample records for environments cd-rom ed

  1. Data on the environment. Accompanying brochure of the CD ROM; Daten zur Umwelt. Begleitbroschuere zur CD-ROM

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)



    During the past 25 years, the Federal Environmental Office (UBA) has been publishing annual data on the environmental situation in Germany. This is the most recent publication; it contains data on climate protection, resources management, environment, health and quality of life, natural cycles and environmental media, and the economic importance of environmental protection. The CD-ROM contains data and facts on all of these subjects. It provides detailed and comprehensive information on the current condition of the environment in Germany, strategies and goals of environmental policy, books and other publications for further reading, and links. The CD-ROM also contains a system of key environmental indicators which illustrates successful activities and needs for action of environmental policy. Integrated internet access ensures access to current information on the internet. (orig.)

  2. White Rose oilfield comprehensive study and comprehensive study report. CD-ROM ed.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)



    Husky Oil Operations Limited (Husky Oil) is proposing to develop the White Rose oilfield, located approximately 350 km east of Newfoundland on the eastern edge of the Jeanne d'Arc Basin. The oilfield is also located approximately 50 km from both the Hibernia and Terra Nova oilfields. This project proposes the recovery of 36 million cubic meters (230 million barrels) of recoverable oil from the Jeanne d'Arc Basin, considered the main producing basin off the eastern coast of North America. The deposits are contained within an area that covers approximately 40 square kilometers. Husky Oil is involved in a co-venture with Petro-Canada and presented this Comprehensive Study on behalf of both partners. Both companies are seeking the appropriate regulatory approvals for the development of the White Rose oilfield. This CD-ROM contains an introduction and the project description. Part One details the Environmental Impact Statement, with sections touching on regional setting (physical environment), regional setting (biological environment), effects assessment, oil spills, mitigation measures and contingency planning, monitoring and reporting, and environmental management. Part Two of the document outlines the Socio-Economic Impact Statement. This part describes the assessment scope and methodology, economic and demographic context, business and employment, community social infrastructure and services, community physical infrastructure, and fisheries. This project will be assessed under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, as well as by the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NOPB) under the Atlantic Accord Implementation Act. refs., tabs., figs.

  3. The Sun's Joules. [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Tech., Washington, DC.

    An educational tool concerning renewable energy and the environment, this CD-ROM provides nearly 1,000 screens of text, graphics, videos, and interactive exercises. It also provides a detailed index, charts of U.S. energy consumption by state, an energy glossary, and a list of related Web sites. This CD-ROM, additionally, offers "The School…

  4. TAG CD-ROM (United States)

    Rivera, Myrna Syamara


    The purpose of this project was to produce a CD-ROM for the Technology Applications Group. The CD was being developed to allow interested people, organizations, or companies to view the technologies available to them that were developed by NASA research. The CD's main audience however, is any small business. The CD will give the small business an opportunity to see what technologies are available in an inexpensive manner. Most companies probably have a CD-ROM drive on their computers but may not have access to the internet. By using only the internet to inform on the technologies, NASA was not considering a large segment of the population. The CD-ROM can now cover that group of the population.

  5. Play for All. [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Moore, Robin C.; Goltsman, Susan M.

    A CD-ROM provides a tour of some of the world's greatest play environments, presenting 94 photographic images that illustrate the key concepts and recommendations from Play For All guidelines. It is organized into 10 categories covering a range of play area settings, including play equipment, sand settings, water settings, play props, and animal…

  6. Annelids. A Multimedia CD-ROM. [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    This CD-ROM is designed for classroom and individual use to teach and learn about annelids. Integrated animations, custom graphics, three-dimensional representations, photographs, and sound are featured for use in user-controlled activities. Interactive lessons are available to reinforce the subject material. Pre- and post-testing sections are…

  7. NASA space and Earth science data on CD-ROM (United States)

    Towheed, Syed S.


    The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) is very interested in facilitating the widest possible use of the scientific data acquired through NASA spaceflight missions. Therefore, NSSDC has participated with projects and data management elements throughout the NASA science environment in the creation, archiving, and dissemination of data using Compact Disk-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM). This CD-ROM technology has the potential to enable the dissemination of very large data volumes at very low prices to a great many researchers, students and their teachers, and others. This catalog identifies and describes the scientific CD-ROM's now available from NSSDC including the following data sets: Einstein Observatory CD-ROM, Galileo Cruise Imaging on CD-ROM, International Halley Watch, IRAS Sky Survey Atlas, Infrared Thermal Mapper (IRTM), Magellan (MIDR), Magellan (ARCDR's), Magellan (GxDR's), Mars Digital Image Map (MDIM), Outer Planets Fields & Particles Data, Pre-Magellan, Selected Astronomical Catalogs, TOMS Gridded Ozone Data, TOMS Ozone Image Data, TOMS Update, Viking Orbiter Images of Mars, and Voyager Image.

  8. The Developing Countries and CD-ROM. (United States)

    Brito, Claudio J.


    Reviews the implementation of an experimental project in the Pan American Health Organization to disseminate health related information via CD-ROM in Latin America and the Caribbean, and compares the costs and relative advantages of information delivery using online retrieval systems and CD-ROM systems in developing countries. (four references)…

  9. Creating Virtual CD-ROM Collections

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kam Woods


    Full Text Available Over the past 20 years, more than 100,000 CD-ROM titles have been published including thousands of collections of government documents and data. CD-ROMs present preservation challenges at the bit level and in ensuring usability of the preserved artifact. We present techniques we have developed to archive and support user access to a collection of approximately 2,900 CD-ROMs published under the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO. The project provides web-based access to CD-ROM contents using both migration and emulation and supports remote execution of the raw CD-ROM images. Our project incorporates off-the-shelf, primarily open-source software. The raw data and (METS metadata are made available through AFS, a standard distributed file system, to encourage sharing among libraries.

  10. The Boreal Virtual Forest. [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis.

    This CD-ROM is an educational CD-ROM aimed at classroom audiences in 5th grade and above. Using QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR), the Boreal Virtual Forest is designed so that students are able to see views from inside the central hardwood forest and look up or down or spin around 360 degrees. The program allows students to become familiar with…

  11. Review of Johnson, I. and North, M. (eds 1997 Archaeological Applications of GIS: Proceedings of Colloquium II, UISPP XIIIth Congress, Forli, Italy, September 1996 Sydney University Archaeological Methods Series 5 [CD-ROM

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    David Wheatley


    Full Text Available Unusually in a review, the first comments need to be directed to the medium of publication itself. This is inevitable, given the decision to produce the Proceedings of the Forli Colloquium on CD-ROM, rather than as a conventional volume. The main advantages of this ought to be the ability to use media other than monochrome graphics (such as colour, video and sound and the availability of hyperlinks, which provide freedom from the serial structure of text. The disadvantages are that reading from a screen can be very tiresome and referencing, in a formal way, is made more difficult by the lack of page numbers etc.


    This interactive CD-ROM contains exercises and opportunities to help users develop a Buy Clean Program for janitorial cleaning products. CD users can learn about Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), complete an inventory list, and compare cleaning products to see which have the le...

  13. Understanding Childhood Cancer. [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    This interactive multimedia CD-ROM presentation is intended for the parents and families of children who have recently been diagnosed with cancer. It begins with an introduction by a pediatric oncologist. It features menus that include over 200 questions commonly asked about childhood cancer, with answers in a slide presentation format. Menus…

  14. Getting the Most from Your CD-ROM Dollars: The CD-ROM Bundle [and] The Pros and Cons of CD-ROM Bundling. (United States)

    Sarjeant, Eric W.; O'Connor, Mary Ann


    Discusses and reviews CD-ROM bundles--i.e., hardware, software and CD-ROM kits--including their features, specifications, drawbacks, and prices. Recommends buying through mail order for the best selection and price. The pros and cons of bundling as a marketing strategy are discussed and a list of vendors is provided. (EA)

  15. Food Chains & Webs. A Multimedia CD-ROM. [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    This CD-ROM is designed for classroom and individual use to teach and learn about food chains and food webs. Integrated animations, custom graphics, three-dimensional representations, photographs, and sound are featured for use in user-controlled activities. Interactive lessons are available to reinforce the subject material. Pre- and post-testing…

  16. CD-ROM preparation: An overview and guide (United States)

    Daniel, Ralph E.; Jeschke, Mark W.; Schroer, James A.


    A primer on the options and procedures involved in producing CD-ROM products in a small to medium sized business operation is presented in language that persons with a minimal technical background can easily understand. The capabilities, limitations, and standards of CD-ROM technology are surveyed. Emphasis is placed on CD-ROM production, especially upon design, data conversion to an electronic medium, data file preparation, the use of vendors, and the steps for in-house production of CD-ROM products.

  17. Design issues and caching strategies for CD-ROM-based multimedia storage (United States)

    Shastri, Vijnan; Rajaraman, V.; Jamadagni, H. S.; Venkat-Rangan, P.; Sampath-Kumar, Srihari


    CD-ROMs have proliferated as a distribution media for desktop machines for a large variety of multimedia applications (targeted for a single-user environment) like encyclopedias, magazines and games. With CD-ROM capacities up to 3 GB being available in the near future, they will form an integral part of Video on Demand (VoD) servers to store full-length movies and multimedia. In the first section of this paper we look at issues related to the single- user desktop environment. Since these multimedia applications are highly interactive in nature, we take a pragmatic approach, and have made a detailed study of the multimedia application behavior in terms of the I/O request patterns generated to the CD-ROM subsystem by tracing these patterns. We discuss prefetch buffer design and seek time characteristics in the context of the analysis of these traces. We also propose an adaptive main-memory hosted cache that receives caching hints from the application to reduce the latency when the user moves from one node of the hyper graph to another. In the second section we look at the use of CD-ROM in a VoD server and discuss the problem of scheduling multiple request streams and buffer management in this scenario. We adapt the C-SCAN (Circular SCAN) algorithm to suit the CD-ROM drive characteristics and prove that it is optimal in terms of buffer size management. We provide computationally inexpensive relations by which this algorithm can be implemented. We then propose an admission control algorithm which admits new request streams without disrupting the continuity of playback of the previous request streams. The algorithm also supports operations such as fast forward and replay. Finally, we discuss the problem of optimal placement of MPEG streams on CD-ROMs in the third section.

  18. Assessment of CD-ROM Usage in Academic and Research ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    This work attempted to assess the level of acceptability and the use of CD-ROM in 15 selected academic and research Libraries in Nigeria. Also investigated were the facilities, resources and other necessary ingredients required for the promotion of optimum utilization and maintenance of continuous use of CD-ROM in ...

  19. Scaffolding or Distracting: CD-ROM Storybooks and Young Readers (United States)

    Pearman, Cathy J.; Chang, Ching-Wen


    CD-ROM storybooks, often referred to as electronic texts, e-books, and interactive stories, are learning tools with supplemental features such as automatic reading of text, sound effects, word pronunciations, and graphic animations which support the development of reading skills and comprehension in beginning readers. Some CD-ROM storybooks also…

  20. Publication Of Oceanographic Data on CD-ROM (United States)

    Hilland, Jeffrey E.; Smith, Elizabeth A.; Martin, Michael D.


    Large collections of oceanographic data and other large collections of data published on CD-ROM's in formats facilitating access and analysis. Involves four major steps: preprocessing, premastering, mastering, and verification. Large capacity, small size, commercial availability, long-life, and standard format of CD-ROM's offer advantages over computer-compatible magnetic tape.

  1. NASA educational CD-ROMs: research and evaluation (United States)

    Knudsen, R.


    Since the introduction of educational technology in the K-12 classroom, educators have been flooded with a seemingly endless flow of educational CD-ROMs. NASA has contributed to this new trend in educational technology by developing a wide range of some of the lastest, most high-tech CD-ROMs in the industry.

  2. Serials Information on CD-ROM: A Reference Perspective. (United States)

    Karch, Linda S.


    Describes Ulrich's PLUS (a CD-ROM version of Ulrich's serials directories) and EBSCO's CD-ROM version of "The Serials Directory," and compares the two in terms of their use as reference tools. Areas discussed include database content, user aids, system features, search features, and a comparison of search results. Equipment requirements…

  3. Multi-Media and the Future of CD-ROM. (United States)

    Tyckoson, David


    Reviews several CD-ROM products displayed at the March 1989 International Conference on CD-ROM sponsored by Microsoft. Product capabilities for handling text, audio, images, and full motion video are described, and potential applications for information retrieval are discussed. (CLB)

  4. Shuttle-Mir, CD-ROM Supplement (United States)

    Morgan, Clay; Launius, Roger (Technical Monitor)


    This CD-ROM is a companion to an illustrated history book with the same title. This multi-media, searchable CD includes the full text and images in the book, as well as additional material. Interviews, photographs, and biographies of the U.S. Astronauts, cosmonauts, and team members for the Shuttle-Mir Program are available. STS Mission Summaries for each mission involved can be viewed, including launch and landing details, crew lists, and mission highlights. Photographs and videos from each mission are included, as well as diagrams of different spacecraft, and computer-generated animations of the Mir deorbit, collision, and flyaround. Additional documents include mission status reports, published documents, news releases, personal letters, and oral histories. The experiments carried out on Mir are described, highlighting combustion and fluid physics research, life in microgravity, and research of the development of the solar system. The focus on improving space technology and planning for the International Space Station is explained. The main features of the book itself include: (1) Training and Operations; (2) Long Duration Psychology; (3) Bilingual Blues; and (4) Earth Observations.

  5. Distributing the Wealth: Sliding CD-ROM into the Consumer Channel. (United States)

    Bowers, Richard A.


    Examines retail sales of CD-ROMs. Topics addressed include the current situation in CD-ROM retailing; channel distribution options; myths and realities of CD-ROM distribution; the distributor; affiliate labels; sales representatives; copublishers; distribution options; distributing resources; and recommendations for new CD-ROM publishers. (LRW)

  6. White Rose oilfield development application. CD-ROM ed.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)



    Located approximately 350 km east of Newfoundland, on the eastern edge of the Jeanne d'Arc Basin, and approximately 50 km from both the Terra Nova and Hibernia oilfields, the White Rose oilfield is considered the main oil producing basin off the eastern coast of North America. Husky Oil is very active in the region and holds almost 32 per cent net working interest in the Significant Discovery License areas in the Jeanne d'Arc basin. The development of an economically significant oil discovery in the White Rose Significant Discovery Area is being proposed jointly by Husky Oil and Petro-Canada. It is estimated that the project would enable the recovery of an estimated 36 million cubic meters (230 million barrels) of recoverable oil in this area that covers approximately 40 square kilometers. The operators propose to use a ship-shaped floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility which could store up to 135,000 cubic meters (850,000 barrels) of oil or the equivalent of ten days of oil production. The facility would also provide topside processing units, accommodations and a turret. Both companies are seeking the appropriate regulatory approvals for the development of the White Rose oilfield. The document details the Development Application submitted by Husky Oil Operations Limited on behalf of both itself and the other party involved in the co-venture, Petro-Canada. This Development Application is divided in five volumes and a Project Summary. The five volumes each deal with a separate topic. Volume 1 describes the Canada-Newfoundland Benefits Plan and is divided into 7 sections describing everything from labour requirements to procurement requirements, development and production scenarios and more. Volume 2 details the Development Plan, which is divided into 14 sections such as project overview, geology and geophysics, petrophysics, reservoir engineering, original hydrocarbons in place, reservoir exploitation, development drilling and completions, design philosophy and criteria, production and export systems, construction and installation, operations and maintenance, safety analysis, decommissioning and abandonment, development and operating cost data. The last section includes the list of references and a glossary. Volumes 3 and 4 are included on a separate CD. Volume 5 contains the Development Application: Preliminary Safety Plan. It touches upon the management policies and procedures as they relate to safety, the facilities and equipment, operations and maintenance procedures, training and qualifications, command structure, contingency planning and references. refs., tabs., figs.

  7. Learn about Physical Science: Simple Machines. [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    This CD-ROM, designed for students in grades K-2, explores the world of simple machines. It allows students to delve into the mechanical world and learn the ways in which simple machines make work easier. Animated demonstrations are provided of the lever, pulley, wheel, screw, wedge, and inclined plane. Activities include practical matching and…

  8. Digitizing the Past: A History Book on CD-ROM. (United States)

    Rosenzweig, Roy


    Describes the development of an American history book with interactive CD-ROM technology that includes text, pictures, graphs and charts, audio, and film. Topics discussed include the use of HyperCard software to link information; access to primary sources of information; greater student control over learning; and the concept of collaborative…

  9. The Basic Economics of CD-ROM Pricing. (United States)

    Erkkila, John E.


    This explanation of how the basic economic model of pricing applies to the CD-ROM industry considers the supply and demand sides of the market and compares three distinct pricing strategies: (1) pricing to maximize profits; (2) average cost pricing; and (3) marginal cost pricing. (EAM)

  10. CD-ROM and Electronic Materials in Today's Law Library. (United States)

    Elliott, Franki


    Lists legal information on CD-ROM covering statute law; regulations; rules, procedures, practice guides; case law; digests and reporters; and forms. Discusses multimedia law materials, online searching, the Internet, access, copyright, and intellectual property issues. Provides addresses, phone numbers, and World Wide Web sites of organizations…

  11. The planetary data system educational CD-ROM (United States)

    Guinness, E. A.; Arvidson, R. E.; Martin, M.; Dueck, S.


    The Planetary Data System (PDS) is producing a special educational CD-ROM that contains samples of PDS datasets and is expected to be released in 1993. The CD-ROM will provide university-level instructors with PDS-compatible materials and information that can be used to construct student problem sets using real datasets. The main purposes of the CD-ROM are to facilitate wide use of planetary data and to introduce a large community to the PDS. To meet these objectives the Educational CD-ROM will also contain software to manipulate the data, background discussions about scientific questions that can be addressed with the data, and a suite of exercises that illustrate analysis techniques. Students will also be introduced to the SPICE concept, which is a new way of maintaining geometry and instrument information. The exercises will be presented at the freshman through graduate student levels. With simplification, some of the material should also be of use at the high school level.

  12. Management of CD-ROM Resources in Nigeria Academic Libraries ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    The study is on management of CD-ROM resources in Nigerian academic libraries with reference to Federal Polytechnic Nekede Library, Owerri. A descriptive survey method was adopted random sampling technique was used in selecting twenty five (25) staff from the library under study. The questionnaire was the major ...

  13. Archiving the FIFE data on CD-ROM (United States)

    Landis, David R.; Strebel, Donald E.; Newcomer, Jeffrey A.; Meeson, Blanche W.


    FIFE (first ISLSCP field experiment) is a land surface climatology project consisting of a series of field compaigns conducted in Kansas from 1987 to 1989. The authors describe the process of designing the FIFE prototype CD-ROM including data file structure and directory structure, the image compression and expansion software used, and the user interface software developed.

  14. CD roms and multimedia projector as complimentary educational ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    This paper examines the potentials of utilizing Compact Disk Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) and the multimedia projector as complimentary educational technology for teaching music in colleges of education in Nigeria. While recognizing the problem of ineffective methods of teaching in Nigeria's educational system, the ...

  15. CPU--Constructing Physics Understanding[TM]. [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    This CD-ROM consists of simulation software that allows students to conduct countless experiments using 20 Java simulators and curriculum units that explore light and color, forces and motion, sound and waves, static electricity and magnetism, current electricity, the nature of matter, and a unit on underpinnings. Setups can be designed by the…

  16. MILE Curriculum [and Nine CD-ROM Lessons]. (United States)

    Reiman, John

    This curriculum on money management skills for deaf adolescent and young adult students is presented on nine video CD-ROMs as well as in a print version. The curriculum was developed following a survey of the needs of school and rehabilitation programs. It was also piloted and subsequently revised. Each teaching segment is presented in sign…

  17. Stretching & Flexibility: An Interactive Encyclopedia of Stretching. [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    This CD-ROM offers 140 different stretches in full-motion video sequences. It focuses on the proper techniques for overall physical fitness, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and 23 different sports (e.g., golf, running, soccer, skiing, climbing, football, and baseball). Topics include stretching for sports; stretching awareness and education…

  18. Data Transfer Capabilities of CD-ROM Software, Part II. (United States)

    Jasco, Peter


    Describes and compares several exchange/transfer formats used to upload records into software host programs, including unstructured or plain ASCII; fixed field; delimited ASCII; tagged; MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging); and graphic. It is concluded that CD-ROM producers should strengthen the built-in output management of programs and offer…

  19. Managing a large academic CD-ROM network


    Seidler, Wolfram; Oberhauser, Otto


    Describes one of the largest CD-ROM networks in Europe, managed by the University of Vienna Library over the past 3 years. Discusses background, history of the project, the current technical status, use of the system, some economic aspects, and current issues and problems.

  20. CD-ROM Multimodal Affordances: Classroom Interaction Perspectives in the Malaysian English Literacy Hour (United States)

    Gardner, Sheena; Yaacob, Aizan


    CD-ROM affordances are explored in this article through participation in classroom interaction. CD-ROMs for shared reading of animated stories and language work were introduced to all Malaysian primary schools in 2003 for the Year 1 English Literacy Hour. We present classroom interaction extracts that show how the same CD-ROMs offer different…

  1. Integrating CD-ROM with Printed and Online Services: A Silver Platter End-User Perspective. (United States)

    Bezanson, Deborah


    Discusses the George Washington University Library's experiences as a test site for Silver Platter/Psychlit. Advantages of the CD-ROM concept, including visibility, accessibility, costs, and sophistication, are noted; crucial issues in deciding whether to acquire a CD-ROM product are considered; and CD-ROM is described as a means for integrating…

  2. CD-ROM-based program for breastfeeding mothers. (United States)

    Labarère, José; Gelbert-Baudino, Nathalie; Laborde, Laurent; Arragain, Domitille; Schelstraete, Camille; François, Patrice


    The vast majority of breastfeeding mothers in Western countries have routine access to multimedia and Internet resources at home. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a CD-ROM-based intervention in increasing the rates of breastfeeding. We conducted a pre- and post-intervention study involving four control and four intervention maternity units in France. All breastfeeding mothers in intervention units were given a CD-ROM-based program addressing various breastfeeding topics. The primary outcome was any breastfeeding at 4 weeks assessed by follow-up telephone interview. The secondary outcomes included breastfeeding duration, breastfeeding difficulties after discharge and satisfaction with the breastfeeding experience. The rates of any breastfeeding at 4 weeks varied from 88.6% (209/236) to 87.9% (211/240) and from 86.0% (222/258) to 88.0% (228/259) for mothers enrolled in intervention and control maternity units, respectively (P for interaction=0.54). The hazard of breastfeeding discontinuation for mothers enrolled in intervention units did not vary significantly across study periods after adjusting for education level, epidural anaesthesia, breastfeeding assessment score and return to work (P for interaction=0.18). The rates of breastfeeding at 4 weeks remained unchanged when restricting the analysis to the mothers who actually received (87.8% [173/197]) or used [88.2% (105/119)] the CD-ROM during the post-intervention period. No significant differences were found in secondary outcomes between the two study groups. A CD-ROM-based intervention for breastfeeding mothers provides no additional benefit to usual post-natal care. Further study is needed to assess the effectiveness of multimedia packages as part of more intensive multifaceted interventions. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  3. CD-ROM technology at the EROS data center (United States)

    Madigan, Michael E.; Weinheimer, Mary C.


    The vast amount of digital spatial data often required by a single user has created a demand for media alternatives to 1/2" magnetic tape. One such medium that has been recently adopted at the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center is the compact disc (CD). CD's are a versatile, dynamic, and low-cost method for providing a variety of data on a single media device and are compatible with various computer platforms. CD drives are available for personal computers, UNIX workstations, and mainframe systems, either directly connected, or through a network. This medium furnishes a quick method of reproducing and distributing large amounts of data on a single CD. Several data sets are already available on CD's, including collections of historical Landsat multispectral scanner data and biweekly composites of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer data for the conterminous United States. The EROS Data Center intends to provide even more data sets on CD's. Plans include specific data sets on a customized disc to fulfill individual requests, and mass production of unique data sets for large-scale distribution. Requests for a single compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM) containing a large volume of data either for archiving or for one-time distribution can be addressed with a CD-write once (CD-WO) unit. Mass production and large-scale distribution will require CD-ROM replication and mastering.

  4. Investigating the use of CD-Rom CBT for bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder in an NHS adult outpatient eating disorders service. (United States)

    Graham, Lisa; Walton, Mark


    Many patients who experience bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED) find it hard to access evidence-based treatments. Rates of failure to enter outpatient services following initial assessment are high, as are dropout rates from specialist outpatient eating disorders services. To offer CD-Rom CBT, a cognitive-behavioural multi-media supported self-help treatment, in a locality-based outpatient NHS Eating Disorders Service to patients who have binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa. Patients referred to a catchment-based NHS outpatient eating disorders service who were assessed and had an eating disorder with a binge-eating component were offered CD-Rom based CBT (Overcoming Bulimia) whilst on the waiting list for individual CBT. Forty patients completed the 8 sessions and attended the evaluation appointment (13 had BN, 27 had BED). For both groups, there were significant improvements in well-being and functioning, as well as significant reductions in problems and risk. There was also a significant reduction on the "Bulimic Subscale" of the EDI. These results were comparable with the original study findings (Schmidt, Treasure and Williams, 2001). Dropouts from the CD-Rom reflected rates common to other EDS treatments suggesting that CD-Rom did not directly impact upon service dropout rates. Computer assisted CBT for Eating Disorders offers a promising, feasible and acceptable first step for patients who have bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder and access treatment from specialist eating disorders services.

  5. CD-ROMs Proliferate--Part I: Library/Reference Disks. (United States)

    Desmarais, Norman


    This excerpt from "The CD-ROM Handbook" (Desmarais, Meckler Corp., 1988) describes a variety of CD-ROM products with library applications. Highlights include cataloging services; acquisitions; public access catalogs; reference works; indexes and databases; and names and addresses of 30 vendors connected with the optical publishing…

  6. Design and Implementation of a Multimedia CD-ROM-Based Directed Study Preservice Teacher Education Course. (United States)

    Morse, Timothy

    This paper discusses the development and implementation of a computer-based directed study preservice teacher education course. Specifically, it explains the procedures followed to create the ten multimedia CD-ROMs that comprise the course, and how preservice teachers use the CD-ROMs. Topics to be covered include (1) rationale for course creation;…

  7. CD-ROM Technology for Education and Support of Site Supervisors (United States)

    Manzanares, Mark G.; O'Halloran, Theresa M.; McCartney, Teri J.; Filer, Rex D.; Varhely, Susan C.; Calhoun, Ken


    In this article, the authors discuss the creation and evaluation of a CD-ROM to train and support prepracticum, practicum, and internship site supervisors in a master's-level counselor education program. The authors, from a small, rural, southwestern college, created and distributed a CD-ROM containing video and document resources for this…

  8. NODC Standard Product: NODC Taxonomic Code on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0050418) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The content of the NODC Taxonomic Code, Version 8 CD-ROM (CD-ROM NODC-68) distributed by NODC is archived in this accession. Version 7 of the NODC Taxonomic Code...

  9. End User Satisfaction: A User Study of the CD-ROM Databases at Kent State University. (United States)

    Balraj, Leela E.

    This study attempted to determine if the type of training that CD-ROM patrons received had an effect on the satisfaction level of their search results by use of the survey method. Kent State University students, faculty, and patrons who used CD-ROM databases for information retrieval were asked to complete a one page (front and back) questionnaire…

  10. Management of CD-ROM Databases in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 169. (United States)

    Welch, C. Brigid, Ed.

    This kit is based on 73 responses to a survey conducted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Office of Management Services to obtain information on the management of CD-ROM database installations in ARL libraries. The survey sought information in the areas of CD-ROM funding, instruction and publicity, organization, equipment, security,…

  11. Use of CD-Rom databases by staff and students in the University of ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    The focus of this study is the use of CD-ROM databases by staff and students in the university of Jos library. This is of interest as CD-ROM database services is in consonant with the vision of providing excellent and effective information services to all staff and students of university of Jos. The study was guided by six ...

  12. Qanimarisaj Qano'jib'alil--Engrandezcamos Nuestro Pensamiento (Let's Broaden Our Thinking). [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. The CD-ROMs help bilingual pre-service teachers improve their reading, writing, and listening comprehension skills in their own Mayan language. After a musical and colorful introduction, users may choose introductions to…

  13. Reta'maxik Qatzij--Conociendo Nuestro Idioma (Knowing Our Language). [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. This CD-ROM includes six books in electronic format with interactive exercises that support improved bilingual and intercultural education and teacher training, specifically in the languages of K'iche' and Ixil. Books…

  14. Journal of Chemical Education on CD-ROM, 1999 (United States)


    The Journal of Chemical Education on CD-ROM contains the text and graphics for all the articles, features, and reviews published in the Journal of Chemical Education. This 1999 issue of the JCE CD series includes all twelve issues of 1999, as well as all twelve issues from 1998 and from 1997, and the September-December issues from 1996. Journal of Chemical Education on CD-ROM is formatted so that all articles on the CD retain as much as possible of their original appearance. Each article file begins with an abstract/keyword page followed by the article pages. All pages of the Journal that contain editorial content, including the front covers, table of contents, letters, and reviews, are included. Also included are abstracts (when available), keywords for all articles, and supplementary materials. The Journal of Chemical Education on CD-ROM has proven to be a useful tool for chemical educators. Like the Computerized Index to the Journal of Chemical Education (1) it will help you to locate articles on a particular topic or written by a particular author. In addition, having the complete article on the CD-ROM provides added convenience. It is no longer necessary to go to the library, locate the Journal issue, and read it while sitting in an uncomfortable chair. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can scan an article on your computer monitor, print it if it proves interesting, and read it in any setting you choose. Searching and Linking JCE CD is fully searchable for any word, partial word, or phrase. Successful searches produce a listing of articles that contain the requested text. Individual articles can be quickly accessed from this list. The Table of Contents of each issue is linked to individual articles listed. There are also links from the articles to any supplementary materials. References in the Chemical Education Today section (found in the front of each issue) to articles elsewhere in the issue are also linked to the article, as are WWW addresses and email

  15. Prototype application for a CERN History CD-ROM

    CERN Document Server

    Paul, J M


    CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, based in Geneva has a fascinating history. Since its foundation in 1954, the laboratory has made many crucial discoveries in the world of science. This report details a project to develop a prototype application to bring to life some of the historical material from the initial period in CERN's history. The CERN history application created during the project allows the user to interactively search and navigate through historical material relating to the period 1950-1962, and view the data retrieved. The eventual aim of the laboratory is to produce a series of CERN Historical CD-Roms using the developed application as a sound basis. The main development constraint was platform independency, hence the decision to develop the application in Java.

  16. Development and evaluation of a multimedia CD-ROM for exercise during pregnancy and postpartum. (United States)

    Hausenblas, Heather A; Brewer, Britton W; Van Raalte, Judy L; Cook, Brian; Downs, Danielle Symons; Weis, Carol Ann; Nigg, Claudio; Cruz, Amelia


    To meet the need for an interactive product on exercise during pregnancy and postpartum, we developed and evaluated a personally tailored multimedia CD-ROM. Pregnant and postpartum women, who were randomly assigned to either the experimental group (PregXercise CD-ROM) or the control group (CD-ROM with neutral content), navigated through the CD-ROM for 1 h. Main outcomes were exercise self-efficacy and knowledge. In analyses of covariance, compared with the control group, the experimental group had significant increases in self-efficacy and knowledge. The multimedia CD-ROM delivering information about exercise motivation, guidelines, and prescription was effective in improving exercise self-efficacy and knowledge. Our preliminary results illustrate that healthcare professionals and researchers may use interactive multimedia for improving exercise behavior and related outcomes with pregnant and postpartum women.

  17. Review of World of Money CD-ROM for PC/Mac [CD-ROM

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Philip de Jersey


    Full Text Available Following on from the impressive development of the new HSBC Money Gallery in 1997, the British Museum has launched into the world of electronic publishing with the World of Money, an "interactive exploration of money worldwide from ancient times to the present day". Intended for ages ten to adult, the CD promises "a mine of information about the use, form, history and importance of money around the globe", and "fun and information for all the family". Reviewing in a Mac-unfriendly environment, I have been able to run the CD only on a PC. On a 166Mhz MMX with 32Mb RAM and a 12x CD it runs impressively quickly, with no more than two or three seconds of the "loading new page" display when switching between different parts of the program. Minimum requirements are listed as a 486 with 8Mb RAM, 40Mb free hard disk space, Windows 3.11 or Windows 95, 4x CD drive, 1Mb 256 colours graphics card, 16-bit Sound Blaster compatible sound card, and a VGA monitor. Minimum requirements for the Mac are listed as System 7, 603e processor, 16Mb RAM, 40MB free hard disk space, 6x CD drive, 1Mb video card and Apple monitor or Multisync with adaptor. The CD opens with an image of the British Museum portico, through which we are taken into the foyer, complete with the sound effects of massed ranks of tourists. We have four options available on a lectern, or by turning left, right or going upstairs: History of Money, Information Centre, Activities, and Options. Clicking on a large question mark brings up the Help screens (Figure 1.

  18. A Correlative Study of CD-ROM Picture Books in Classrooms and School Children's Formation of Descriptive Concepts (United States)

    Lu, Chow-Chin; Chen, Yueh-Yun; Chen, Chen-Wei


    The central focus of this study was the development, use and evaluation of CD-ROM picture books in elementary school science teaching. Three CD-ROM picture books based on the Campus Insects unit from the new elementary school science curriculum in Taiwan were developed. A quasi-experimental method was used to compare the use of the CD-ROMs and…

  19. The effects of a human patient simulator vs. a CD-ROM on performance. (United States)

    Johnson, Don; Corrigan, Theresa; Gulickson, Gary; Holshouser, Elizabeth; Johnson, Sabine


    Military health care personnel need to have skills relative to caring for patients on the battlefield. No studies have compared the two teaching strategies of using the human patient simulator (HPS) and a CD-ROM in caring for combat injuries. The objective of this study was to determine if there were statistically significant differences in HPS and CD-ROM educational strategies relative to caring for patients who have trauma. A pretest/post-test prospective experimental design was used. Anesthesia students were randomly assigned to one of three groups: HPS, CD-ROM, or a control group. A valid and reliable instrument, Combat Performance, was used to evaluate the participant's ability to give care to trauma patients. A repeated analysis of variance and a least significant difference post hoc test were used to analyze the data. The HPS group performed better than the CD-ROM and control groups relative to performance (p = 0.001). There was no difference between the CD-ROM and control group (p = 0.171). We speculate that the HPS group performed better than the CD-ROM group because of the realism. In this study, the HPS method of instruction was a more effective method of teaching than the CD-ROM approach.

  20. An interactive CD-ROM to inform patients about stem cell transplantation. (United States)

    Mank, A; Molenaar, S


    Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or a Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT) are in need of information about their disease, treatment options and side effects. Patient education usually has to be given within limited time. Under these circumstances, patients may find it difficult to completely understand and to retain the information given. As a supplement to standard information methods we developed an interactive CD-ROM with information on SCT. This CD-ROM provides both medical information and more subjective patients' experiences. Part one provides information regarding the treatment course from diagnosis through to post-discharge care. The second part consists of interviews with former patients and describes their experiences. As the system is interactive, it can be utilised according to the patient's individual preferences. The CD-ROM comprises audio, video, animations, pictures, and text. Printing of certain sections is optional. The technical format of the CD-ROM makes it relatively simple to utilise the information and to make it suitable for other institutions or even other treatments. In this preliminary study the acceptability of the interactive CD-ROM by patients undergoing a SCT is described. Patients' overall evaluations of the interactive CD-ROM were highly positive. For example, 90.2% (N=51) found it interesting, clear, useful and valued getting information by means of a CD-ROM. Most patients would recommend the interactive CD-ROM to other patients in the same situation. The content of the CD-ROM on SCT as well as the computer-based interactive method are well accepted by patients. Computer-based education may enhance patient education and thus the quality of patient care. We must now establish the program's effectiveness. Moreover, plans have been developed to disseminate the information on SCT over the Internet. Future development of comparable programs and their evaluation should be encouraged to promote the well-being of cancer patients.

  1. Reference System of DNA and Protein Sequences on CD-ROM (United States)

    Nasu, Hisanori; Ito, Toshiaki

    DNASIS-DBREF31 is a database for DNA and Protein sequences in the form of optical Compact Disk (CD) ROM, developed and commercialized by Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. Both nucleic acid base sequences and protein amino acid sequences can be retrieved from a single CD-ROM. Existing database is offered in the form of on-line service, floppy disks, or magnetic tape, all of which have some problems or other, such as usability or storage capacity. DNASIS-DBREF31 newly adopt a CD-ROM as a database device to realize a mass storage and personal use of the database.

  2. Dea Computrix - another deity for the Roman Pantheon? Journeys in the Roman Empire CD-Rom

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    T. Sam N. Moorhead


    Full Text Available This article outlines a personal view on the content and production of a CD-Rom on the Roman world produced by The British Museum, Channel 4, Verulamium Museum and Braunarts: Journeys in the Roman Empire. I discuss some of the benefits of and problems with multimedia production and outline feedback from various evaluation projects of the CD-Rom. I also briefly discuss the future of CD-Roms in the face of a rapidly expanding internet with reference to other multimedia projects at The British Museum.

  3. Computer Based Radiation Protection- A New Cd-Rom

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Geringer, T.; Bammer, M.; Ablber, M.


    Within the next few years, there'll be a lot of new challenges required from radiation protection. According to EU regulation[1] and the new austrian radiation protection law [2] regular additional training are requested. Patients protection in diagnostic and therapeutic usage of ionising radiation gains also more and more importance.[3] Not really surprisingly, the general population is definitely highly aware of the risks coming with the usage of radionuclides and x-rays in medicine. Furthermore, the nuclear power plant in Temelin, near the austrian border initiated a lively discussion about risks, necessity and use of ionising radiation in medicine and industry. It turned out to be a really hard job handling these topics in public. A brilliant didactics based on independent information and viewpoints was required. ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, represented by the department of medical technical applications and the radiation protection academy, developed an interactive CD-ROM covering several applications: Basics on radiation protection for medical and technical personnel ; preparation for a radiation protection training. Repetition of the main topics for graduates of a radiation protection training. Basics on radiation protection and emergency management for medical staff as well as for the general public. (Author)

  4. New Approaches to Underwater Surface Preparation and Painting (USPPT) Techniques (CD-ROM)

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Ledda, Jeffrey


    ...: 1 CD-ROM; 4 3/4 in.; 25.4 MB. ABSTRACT: This paper summarizes Oceaneering's findings for the ONR work entitled "New Approaches to Underwater Surface Preparation and Painting Techniques, Phase 2 Final Report...

  5. Land and Marine Gravity Data on CD-ROM - 1999 Edition (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Land and Marine Gravity 1999 Edition 2-volume CD-ROM set contains observed and derived land and marine gravity data contributed by many national and...

  6. Development and evaluation of an educational interactive CD-ROM for teens with cancer. (United States)

    Jones, Judith K; Kamani, Sharmila A; Bush, Patricia J; Hennessy, Karen A; Marfatia, Aditya; Shad, Aziza T


    Cancer is the number one disease killer of children and adolescents in North America. For adolescents, this diagnosis comes at a particularly vulnerable stage. Educating adolescents with cancer from diagnosis through treatment teaches and empowers them. Increasing evidence shows that these adolescents want more information. Few educational tools exist for young cancer patients; none are interactive; therefore, a CD-ROM was developed to meet this need. Animation, voiceover, music, videos, and games were combined to develop a comprehensive multimedia CD-ROM to teach 12- to 18-year-olds with solid tumors about their disease, treatment, coping skills, and late effects in an interactive and non-threatening way. The CD-ROM was evaluated in a pre-post design with 65 subjects recruited from four pediatric oncology centers randomized to the CD-ROM or a "Handbook" containing analogous information. Pre-post questionnaires measured coping strategies, health locus of control, quality of life, cancer knowledge, and self-efficacy; post-test variables also included acceptability and use by teens, their families, and healthcare professionals. Teens receiving the CD-ROM were significantly more likely to increase their internal locus of control scores; however, no significant differences were observed on other measures, attributable in part to the study sample size. Among teens, acceptability was higher in the CD-ROM versus the Handbook group, but not different between the two parent groups. Pediatric oncology healthcare providers gave positive feedback on the CD-ROM. This CD-ROM is an innovative and engaging educational tool--the first portable interactive product with access on demand for adolescents with solid tumors. 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  7. The development of a CD-ROM: an aid to fetal cardiac diagnosis and counseling. (United States)

    Caldera, Kalhara; Ha, Derrick; Menahem, Samuel


    Obstetric ultrasound allows for the fetal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease, which once diagnosed is especially stressful for the affected parents. This study aimed to develop and pilot an educational CD-ROM for parents who had a fetal diagnosis of a congenital heart defect (CHD). A CD-ROM was developed which included a brief description of a normal heart in text and cartoons, followed by one of five congenital heart abnormalities (again described in text and illustrated by cartoons highlighting the anatomy), the likely interventions (surgical or by catheter), and the local outcomes. A pilot study was conducted whereby parents were provided with the CD-ROM and asked to complete a brief evaluation following the fetal diagnosis of a suspected CHD and subsequent to counseling by the pediatric cardiologist, but prior to the birth of the infant. The CD-ROM was to be viewed at the parents' convenience. The questionnaire was returned via postal mail. A CD-ROM covering five common congenital heart abnormalities was successfully developed and distributed to 20 parents. Fourteen responses were received. The feedback was favorable. The parents found the CD-ROM to be informative and easily understood and supplemented the information previously provided by the pediatric cardiologist. The diagrams were particularly helpful. An educational CD-ROM describing a cardiac abnormality of a fetus was successfully created and favorably received, complementing the earlier counseling given. Further development of the CD-ROM with modifications highlighting parental suggestions and to include other abnormalities will allow for a wider audience. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  8. Development and pilot test of a culturally sensitive CD-ROM for hypertensive, older Chinese immigrants. (United States)

    Li, Wen-Wen; Leung, Cerena


    Hypertension control remains an issue for older Chinese immigrants because of the unique cultural health practices they use to manage their hypertension. Limited health education information on how to manage hypertension is available in Chinese. Because San Francisco has a large population of older Chinese immigrants, development of culturally sensitive educational material is important to help this population to achieve better blood pressure control. The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot test an innovative, culturally based CD-ROM with a focus on hypertension education and management, directed to the older Chinese immigrant population. The results of this pilot study found that the content of CD-ROM was culturally acceptable for the target population. Given a lack of educational material in Chinese in the United States, this CD-ROM has a potential to be used for a large population of Chinese elders in the United States.

  9. Uwachib'alil Qach'ab'al--Asi se Ilustra mi Palabra (Illustrating My Words). [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. This CD-ROM contains a database of 3,000 culturally-relevant vocabulary words in K'iche', Ixil, and Spanish, with appropriate illustrations that describe traditional Mayan rituals, foods, beliefs, clothing, and other topics.…

  10. Analysis of the Acceptance Behaviour of Medical Librarians and Their Patrons with Regards to Medline on CD-ROM. (United States)

    Eger, A. J.


    Two questionnaires sent to medical librarians and users of the Core Medline/Ebsco CD-ROM disc in the Netherlands gathered data on librarians' attitudes toward the various forms in which Medline is offered--i.e., printed, online, and CD-ROM. Tables and graphs present data on product attributes, availability, use, relevance, subjects searched,…

  11. Factors Affecting Pre-Service TESOL Teachers' Attitudes towards Using CD-ROM Dictionary (United States)

    Issa, Jinan Hatem; Jamil, Hazri


    Rapid technological advances in communication technologies and computational power are altering the nature of knowledge, skills, talents and the know-how of individuals. A CD-ROM dictionary is an interesting and effective teaching tool, which captures pre-service teachers' interest and does much more than just translates especially with the…

  12. Virtual Knowledge: The Best Buys in 1998 CD-ROM Encyclopedias. (United States)

    Burg, Barbara; Kautzman, Amy M.


    Discusses questions to consider and features to look for in selecting a CD-ROM encyclopedia. Reviews Encyclopaedia Britannica CD 98 Multimedia Edition, Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia 1998, Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia, and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia 1998. Contact information, price, and system requirements are listed. (JAK)

  13. Students Working with an English Learners' Dictionary on CD-ROM. (United States)

    Winkler, Birgit

    This paper examines the growing literature on pedagogical lexicography and the growing focus on how well the learner uses the dictionary in second language learning. Dictionaries are becoming more user-friendly. This study used the writing task to reveal new insights into how students use a CD-ROM dictionary. It found a lack of dictionary-using…

  14. DICOM storage into PACS of out-hospital CD-ROMs - a half year experience report

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    van Ooijen, PMA; ten Bhomer, PJM; Blecourt, MJ; Roosjen, R; van Dam, R; Oudkerk, A; Lemke, HU; Inamura, K; Doi, K; Vannier, MW; Farman, AG


    With the advance of digitalization of radiology departments, the interchange of data between institutions is shifting towards shipment of CD-ROMs instead of physical film. Although this is a positive change in terms of costs, it also has its downsides. One of the main problems is how to integrate

  15. Canister Design for Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Waste (CD-ROM)

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Hoag, Christopher I


    ...: 1 CD-ROM; 4 3/4 in.; 28.7 MB. ABSTRACT: The objective of this thesis was to design a canister for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and other high-level waste in deep borehole repositories using currently available and proven oil, gas...

  16. User Guides for CD-ROM: The Essentials of Good Print Documentation. (United States)

    Kanter, Jason


    Argues that the most effective CD-ROM user's guides are written by a documentation team skilled in instructional design, graphic design, and writing. Three purposes of a manual--installation guide, teaching tool, and ongoing reference--are explained, and 10 guidelines for developing effective documentation are offered. (NRP)

  17. Energy-Smart Choices for Schools. An HVAC Comparison Tool. [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, Inc., Washington, DC.

    A CD ROM program provides comparison construction cost capabilities for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in educational facilities. The program combines multiple types of systems with square footage data on low and high construction cost and school size to automatically calculate HVAC comparative construction costs. (GR)


    This Companion Multimedia CD-ROM: An Organizational Guide to Pollution Prevention provides videos and slides of a three-day workshop series conducted in each of the ten US EPA Regions, and based on the publication EPA/625/R-01/003. It has been produced to assist in training tho...

  19. A Leader's Guide to What Do You Stand for? For Kids CD-ROM (United States)

    Lewis, Barbara A.


    Kids of any age can learn the basics of good character and figure out what they stand for. This leader's guide is a companion to the children's book, "What Do You Stand For? For Kids". The 11 lessons on the CD-ROM provide a complete course for kids on caring, citizenship, cooperation, fairness, forgiveness, honesty, relationships, respect,…

  20. Trainer's Guide to Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs [CD-ROM (United States)

    Joseph, Gail E.; Sandall, Susan R.; Schwartz, Ilene S.


    An essential teaching companion for instructors of pre-K educators, this convenient CD-ROM is a vivid blueprint for effective inclusive education using the popular "Building Blocks" approach. Following the structure of the bestselling textbook, this comprehensive guide helps teacher educators provide effective instruction on the three types of…

  1. Criteria Affecting Pre-Service TESOLTeachers' Attitudes towards Using CD-ROM Dictionaries (United States)

    Issa, Jinan Hatem; Jamil, Hazri


    Undoubtedly, CD-ROM dictionaries assist in removing the fear of inadequacy in language usage and ameliorating the panic of being-on-the-spot especially with the rapid development of information technology. This research was conducted to find out whether there is a relationship between pre-service TESOL teachers' attitudes towards using CD-ROM…

  2. A Comparison of Print Dictionaries, CD-ROMS/ DVD-ROMS and

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    The aims of the study are to compare the print edition and the electronic versions (CD-ROM/DVD-ROM and online dictionaries) of the same dictionary to see whether the lists of labels used in one particular dictionary coincide across versions of one and the same dictionary. Parallels are then drawn between dictionaries to ...

  3. Integreret cd-rom- og Internet-koncept til elektronisk referenceværk

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Almind, Richard; Bergenholtz, Henning


    Der foreslås en teoretisk ramme for en elektronisk ordbog, der integrerer internettets dynamiske formidlingskanaler med en cd-roms statiske lagre af information. Formålet er at formindske søgetiderne, løbende at kunne opdatere den tilgængelige viden og at sikre et acceptabelt brugerniveau. Samtid...

  4. The New York Trade Publishers and CD-ROM: Where Are They Heading? (United States)

    Newmark, Eileen


    Discusses the strategies top trade publishers, including Putnam New Media, Paramount Communications, Random House, Penguin USA, and Reader's Digest, are taking toward CD-ROM publishing. Strategies include purchasing electronic media companies; setting up an independent business; and building a new media business by integrating new efforts into the…

  5. Evaluation of the use of CD-ROM upload into the PACS or institutional web server

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    van Ooijen, P. M. A.; Roosjen, R.; de Blecourt, M. J.; van Dam, R.; Broekema, A.; Oudkerk, M.


    Purpose: Patient data are increasingly distributed between hospitals using CD-ROMs instead of actual films. This introduces problems because different viewers from different vendors are provided, and sometimes viewers are unusable because local software installation is not allowed. In 2004, we

  6. The Phenomenal World of Physics. The Science Club. Ages 10-14. [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    This CD-ROM allows students to learn about physics principles and the scientists who discovered them through genius or luck. The simplicity of these physical laws and how the discovery of these laws has improved the daily lives of humans is discussed. The computer program explores the physics behind the earth's rotation, Archimedes' Principles,…

  7. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) Global Data Resource (GDR), versions 1-3, on CD-ROM and DVD (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC produced twelve (12) CD-ROMs containing WOCE Version 1 project data in the summer of 1998. NODC produced fifteen (15) CD-ROMs containing WOCE Version 2 project...

  8. Kino'jib'alil ri Qati't Qamam--El Pensamiento de Nuestros Abuelos (Our Grandparents' Thinking). [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. Groups of students from each of the four teacher training schools re-enacted various Mayan traditions and documented them in this multimedia CD-ROM. The following presentations are included on the CD-ROM: Uxe'al nutinamit…

  9. The Cool Teens CD-ROM for anxiety disorders in adolescents : a pilot case series. (United States)

    Cunningham, M J; Wuthrich, V M; Rapee, R M; Lyneham, H J; Schniering, C A; Hudson, J L


    Five adolescents received a multimedia CD-ROM containing a self-help treatment program for young people with an anxiety disorder. Participants used the 8-module Cool Teens CD-ROM over a 12-week period on a home computer. Every 2 weeks, they received a brief telephone call from a clinical psychologist to monitor symptoms and progress and to discuss any problems with understanding content or implementing techniques. Based on structured interviews, two participants (40%) no longer met diagnostic criteria (self-report ADIS) for at least one clinical anxiety disorder immediately following treatment and these same participants no longer met diagnostic criteria for any clinical anxiety disorder at 3-month follow-up. Two other participants failed to make gains based on diagnostic criteria, but showed improvement in anxiety symptoms for one main fear. Participants were generally satisfied with the multimedia content, the modules, and the delivery format of the program.

  10. Radiation Protection Guide (Occupational Safety and Health Guide [OSH Guide], Part 5) (CD-ROM) (United States)

    Commission. It may be used in combination with an agency-specific manual. The Radiation Protection Guide is based on Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 20 and 31....ELECTRONIC FILE CHARACTERISTICS: 1 file; MS Word (.DOC) in .zip file. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 1 CD-ROM; 4 3/4 in.; 894 KB. ABSTRACT: The Radiation ... Protection Guide (OSH Guide, Part V) is intended for use by Federal agencies in assessing their compliance with the standards of the Nuclear Regulatory

  11. Papers of the remediation technologies symposium 2005. CD-ROM ed.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)



    This conference was attended by over 500 delegates and provided an opportunity for industry, practitioners, researchers and regulators to discuss technical issues in environmental remediation research and recent innovations in soil and groundwater remediation. Sessions included presentations on in-situ, groundwater and surface water remediation. Issues concerning phytoremediation, natural attenuation, extraction and commercial redevelopment were examined. The aim of the conference was also to provide a forum for innovators in remediation to present new work. Topics included hydrocarbon and salt contamination; engineered soil cover for management of salt impacted sites; remediation and revegetation of tar sands composite tailings containing naphthenic acids; sorption of oil sands naphthenic acid mixtures; denitrification as a natural attenuation mechanism; sampling methodologies; variability assessments; stabilization treatment technologies; remediation of coal wastes; bioreactor landfills; well blowouts in Alberta; soil remediation in coarse gravelly soils; diesel-contaminated aquifers; gasoline spill remediation; soil vapour extraction systems; technological solutions for erosion control and water clarification; and cost-effective in-situ remediation strategies. Fifty-two technical presentations were given, of which 27 have been catalogued separately for inclusion in this database. tabs., figs.

  12. Mergers and acquisitions: valuation and risk assessment; CD-ROM ed.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Calvin, B.N.


    An independent review of all facets of risk management, as it pertains to mergers and acquisitions within the petroleum industry, with no transactional motivation, was provided by a representative of a firm specializing in all phases of risk assessment. The following topics received attention: (1) the forward curve versus industry expectations, (2) investor expectations, (3) financial versus physical transactions, and (4) synthetic debt.

  13. Mergers and acquisitions: valuation and risk assessment; CD-ROM ed.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    McVeigh, C.A. [Currie Coopers and Lybrand, Toronto, ON (Canada)


    An overview of various aspects of mergers and acquisition transactions in the petroleum industry were presented. Incentives to mergers and acquisitions were reviewed and discussed, among them value opportunity, critical size, incremental tax pools, financial distress, shareholder dissatisfaction, strategic infrastructure position, complementary assets, and undeveloped land inventory. Current trends in mergers and acquisitions were highlighted. An industry checklist for risk assessments discussing financial position, engineering forecasts, and taxation was also included.

  14. Lab Manual & Resources for Materials Science, Engineering and Technology on CD-Rom (United States)

    Jacobs, James A.; McKenney, Alfred E.


    The National Educators' Workshop (NEW:Update) series of workshops has been in existence since 1986. These annual workshops focus on technical updates and laboratory experiments for materials science, engineering and technology, involving new and traditional content in the field. Scores of educators and industrial and national laboratory personnel have contributed many useful experiments and demonstrations which were then published as NASA Conference Proceedings. This "out poring of riches" creates an ever-expanding shelf of valuable teaching tools for college, university, community college and advanced high school instruction. Now, more than 400 experiments and demonstrations, representing the first thirteen years of NEW:Updates have been selected and published on a CD-ROM, through the collaboration of this national network of materials educators, engineers, and scientists. The CD-ROM examined in this document utilizes the popular Adobe Acrobat Reader format and operates on most popular computer platforms. This presentation provides an overview of the second edition of Experiments in Materials Science, Engineering and Technology (EMSET2) CD-ROM, ISBN 0-13-030534-0.

  15. Flight Experiments for Hypersonic Vehicle Development (Experimentations envol pour le developpement d'un vehicule hypersonique) (CD-ROM)

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library


    ...: 1 CD-ROM; 4 3/4 in.; 124 MB. ABSTRACT: This RTO-AVT/VKI Lecture Series brought together specialists from Europe, USA, and Russia to discuss flight experiments that pertain to the development of hypersonic vehicles...

  16. Use of CD-ROM MEDLINE by Medical Students of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria (United States)

    Ogunyade, Taiwo O


    Background Use of information technology in information acquisition, especially MEDLINE on CD-ROM and online, has been evaluated in several localities and regions, especially in the advanced countries. Use of MEDLINE on CD-ROM is still very poor among the medical students of the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, due to lack of awareness, insufficient personal computers, nonperiodic training, and the high cost of using the facility. Due to financial constraints, MEDLINE online and sufficiently-networked computer systems are not available. Objective To report on the situation in Nigeria, a developing country, so as to compare the current awareness of searching MEDLINE on CD-ROM among the medical students at the University of Lagos with the awareness of their overseas' counterparts. This is the first step toward setting up an online PubMed search as well as expanding the computer systems and network. Methods Essentially based on cross-sectional proportional sampling using structured questionnaires, in-depth interviews, and focus-group discussions among the medical students and library staff. The study involved the medical students in their second year to sixth (final) year of study. Results Of the 250 students interviewed, 130 (52%) were aware of MEDLINE on CD-ROM searches as a means of information retrieval. Only 60 (24%) had used MEDLINE on CD-ROM — 2% had used MEDLINE on CD-ROM more than 9 times; 4%, 7 to 9 times; 8%, 4 to 6 times; and 10%, 1 to 3 times. Of the students who used MEDLINE on CD-ROM search, 22% used it in preparing for examinations, 24% in research, 6% in patient care, and 26% in preparation of assignments and clinical cases. Lack of awareness (52%) and cost of undertaking MEDLINE on CD-ROM search (46%) were identified as important factors that discouraged the use of MEDLINE on CD-ROM. Conclusions Though the above factors were recognized as important, it was concluded that the reasons for the poor use of MEDLINE on CD-ROM are multifactorial. Poor

  17. The Virtual Man Project's CD-ROM "Voice Assessment: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology & Medicine", Vol.1. (United States)

    Vieira, Millena Maria Ramalho Matta; Berretin-Felix, Giédre; Brasolotto, Alcione Ghedini


    The CD-ROM "Voice Assessment: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology & Medicine" was developed as a teaching tool for people interested in the production of the spoken or sung human voice. Its content comprises several subjects concerning the anatomy and physiology of spoken and sung voice. A careful assessment becomes necessary in order to ensure the effectiveness of teaching and learning educational materials, whether related to education or health, within the proposal of education mediated by technology. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Virtual Man Project's CD-ROM "Voice Assessment: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology & Medicine", as a self-learning material, in two different populations: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students and Lyrical Singing students. The participants were instructed to study the CD-ROM during 1 month and answer two questionnaires: one before and another one after studying the CD-ROM. The quantitative results were compared statistically by the Student's t-test at a significance level of 5%. Seventeen out of the 28 students who completed the study, were Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students, while 11 were Lyrical Singing students (dropout rate of 44%). Comparison of the answers to the questionnaires before and after studying the CD-ROM showed a statistically significant increase of the scores for the questionnaire applied after studying the CD-ROM for both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Lyrical Singing students, with pROM allowed concluding that the participants made significant improvement in their knowledge of the proposed contents after studying the CD-ROM. Based on this, it is assumed that this didactic material is an effective instrument for self-learning of this population.

  18. Effects of Using Human Patient Simulator (HPS versus a CD-ROM on Cognition and Critical Thinking

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    Don Johnson, PhD


    Full Text Available Background: Very little prospective randomized experimental research exists on the use of simulation as a teaching method, and no studies have compared the two strategies of using the HPS and a CD-ROM. In addition, no researchers have investigated the effects of simulation on various levels of cognition, specifically lower-level and higher-level cognition or critical thinking.Objectives: A prospective pretest-posttest experimental mixed design (within and between was used to determine if there were statistically significant differences in HPS and CD-ROM educational strategies in lower-level, higher-level cognition and critical thinking.Results: A repeated measures multivariate analysis of variance (RMANOVA with LSD post-hoc tests were used to analyze the data. There were no significant differences between the HPS and CD-ROM groups on lower-level cognition scores. The HPS group did significantly better than the CD-ROM group on higher-level cognition and critical thinking scores.Conclusion: This study demonstrated that the choice of teaching strategies for lower-level cognition does not make a statistically significant difference in outcome. However, the HPS is superior to using CD-ROM and should be considered as the choice in teaching.

  19. The effects of using a human patient simulator compared to a CD-ROM in teaching critical thinking and performance. (United States)

    Johnson, Don; Johnson, Sabine


    Military healthcare personnel, including nurse anesthetists, must have the knowledge and skills to care for the extensive, severe injuries incurred on the battlefield. No studies have compared the 2 teaching strategies of using the human patient simulator (HPS) and a CD-ROM in caring for combat injuries relative to critical thinking and performance using nurse anesthesia participants. A prospective, pretest-posttest experimental, mixed design (within and between) was used to determine if there were statistically significant differences in HPS and CD-ROM educational strategies relative to caring for patients who have trauma. Two instruments were used: critical thinking, which consisted of multiple-choice questions; and a combat performance instrument that measured ability to care for patients. A repeated analysis of variance and a least significant difference post-hoc test were used to analyze the data. The HPS group performed better than the CD-ROM and control groups relative to performance (P=.000) but not on critical thinking (P=.239). There was no difference between the CD-ROM and control group (P=.171) on the combat performance instrument. In this study, the HPS method of instruction was a more effective method of teaching than the CD-ROM approach.

  20. MEDLINE, cancer-CD, SCI-CD addition on CD-ROM. (United States)

    Brahmi, F A


    Compact Disc Read-Only-Memory, CD-ROM, is a powerful resource which combines the best features of both online and print access to the literature: multiple access points and leisurely browsing (online accessibility without a modem or without its cost). Applied to the MEDLINE database, this technology has created a brand new market, one which is increasingly competitive and therefore evolving rapidly. Five MEDLINE and two non-MEDLINE products are reviewed. The MEDLINE products include: BRS/COLLEAGUE DISC, Compact Cambridge, Ebsco's Core MEDLINE, Online Research System's Compact Med-Base, and SilverPlatter's MEDLINE on CD-ROM. The two other products include: Institute for Scientific Information's SCI CD Edition and SilverPlatter's CANCER-CD. The market is still wide open and the buyer is wise to try before he buys. However, there are great differences between the various packagings of a rather familiar product. In our view, in terms of ease of use, SilverPlatter was the clear winner. Ebsco's product is attractive because of its containment on one CD. Med-Base is the most original and offers special features not found elsewhere. Finally, personal preference is a strong consideration and should not be overlooked.

  1. CD-ROM Spectroscope: A Simple and Inexpensive Tool for Classroom Demonstrations on Chemical Spectroscopy (United States)

    Wakabayashi, Fumitaka; Hamada, Kiyohito; Sone, Kozo


    Construction of a handy spectroscope using a compact disk (CD) or a CD-ROM and its application to the observation of emission and absorption spectra are described. Using this simple cardboard-made spectroscope, one can readily observe line emission spectra of fluorescent lamps, gas discharge tubes, etc. The spectroscope is also used to observe the absorption spectra of colored solutions; the absorption bands are observed as distinct black bands on the rainbow-colored continuous spectrum of an incandescent lamp. The results for the aqueous solution of potassium permanganate, the methanol and ethanol solutions of cobalt chloride, and Fe(III)-thiocyanate complex are described. These results clearly show the general rule that a colored solution absorbs the complementary color of the color of the solution. Thus, the CD-ROM spectroscope is a useful tool in primary and secondary schools to teach what color is and what spectra are. Furthermore, it can be used effectively in introductory courses in colleges and universities to teach that spectra are really beautiful natural phenomena which can be observed simply.

  2. Development of a CD-ROM on written language for the continuing education of elementary school teachers. (United States)

    Gonçalves, Thaís Dos Santos; Crenitte, Patrícia Abreu Pinheiro


    Distance education has emerged to minimize the anxiety of many professionals who need to update their knowledge, but do not have the time and opportunity to travel to educational centers. To describe the development of a CD-ROM to provide distance continuing education to basic school teachers that addresses issues related to written language. Previously, a script was developed with themes related to the acquisition and development of written language. Subsequently, a technical team transformed the texts in multimedia language. The titles of each content area addressed are available on buttons and links. The files can be viewed in a linear sequence, allowing the teacher to start learning at the desired moment and go straight to the file that he or she wants to access. Videos that show practical applications of the concepts available in text are included. Brazil is a developing country. The use of technologies for education reduces cultural isolation among education professionals. It is necessary to focus on making teaching materials for distance education. In order to provide an effective learning environment, the learners reality should be considered. A multidisciplinary team should prepare the materials. The development of educational material for distance education on the acquisition and development of written language seems not only appropriate, but also warranted to provide professional growth opportunity for teachers who need time flexibility and/or live far away from academic centers.

  3. Development of a CD-ROM on written language for the continuing education of elementary school teachers

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    Thaís dos Santos Gonçalves


    Full Text Available Distance education has emerged to minimize the anxiety of many professionals who need to update their knowledge, but do not have the time and opportunity to travel to educational centers. Objectives: To describe the development of a CD-ROM to provide distance continuing education to basic school teachers that addresses issues related to written language. Material and Methods: Previously, a script was developed with themes related to the acquisition and development of written language. Subsequently, a technical team transformed the texts in multimedia language. Results: The titles of each content area addressed are available on buttons and links. The files can be viewed in a linear sequence, allowing the teacher to start learning at the desired moment and go straight to the file that he or she wants to access. Videos that show practical applications of the concepts available in text are included. Conclusions: Brazil is a developing country. The use of technologies for education reduces cultural isolation among education professionals. It is necessary to focus on making teaching materials for distance education. In order to provide an effective learning environment, the learners reality should be considered. A multidisciplinary team should prepare the materials. The development of educational material for distance education on the acquisition and development of written language seems not only appropriate, but also warranted to provide professional growth opportunity for teachers who need time flexibility and/or live far away from academic centers.

  4. Qualitative evaluation of a colorectal cancer education CD-ROM for Community Health Aides/practitioners in Alaska. (United States)

    Cueva, Melany; Dignan, Mark; Lanier, Anne; Kuhnley, Regina


    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is an important contributor to the cancer burden among Alaska Native people. CRC is the leading incident cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality among Alaska Native people. Completing recommended CRC screening procedures has the potential to reduce both CRC incidence and mortality. "Taking Action Colorectal Health," a multidimensional audiovisual, interactive CD-ROM, incorporates adult education learning principles to provide Alaska's Community Health Aides/Practitioners with timely, medically accurate, and culturally relevant CRC place-based education. Providing this resource on CD-ROM empowers learning within communities and places where people live or choose to learn. The dynamic process of developing, implementing, and evaluating this CRC CD-ROM was informed by a sociocultural approach to share health messages. Within this approach, cultural values, beliefs, and behaviors are affirmed as a place of wisdom and resilience and built upon to provide context and meaning for health messaging. Alaska Native values that honor family, relationships, the land, storytelling, and humor were included in CD-ROM content. Between January and May 2012, 20 interviews were conducted with individuals who had used the CD-ROM. Four categorical themes emerged from analysis of interview transcripts: likeability, utilization, helpfulness, and behavior change. As a result of self-paced learning through stories, movies, and interactive games, respondents reported healthy behavior changes they were making for themselves, with their families and in their patient care practices. This CD-ROM is a culturally based practical course that increased knowledge and activities around colorectal cancer screening by Community Health Aides/Practitioners in Alaska.

  5. The Virtual Man Project's CD-ROM "Voice Assessment: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology & Medicine", Vol.1

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    Millena Maria Ramalho Matta Vieira


    Full Text Available The CD-ROM "Voice Assessment: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology & Medicine" was developed as a teaching tool for people interested in the production of the spoken or sung human voice. Its content comprises several subjects concerning the anatomy and physiology of spoken and sung voice. A careful assessment becomes necessary in order to ensure the effectiveness of teaching and learning educational materials, whether related to education or health, within the proposal of education mediated by technology. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Virtual Man Project's CD-ROM "Voice Assessment: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology & Medicine", as a self-learning material, in two different populations: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students and Lyrical Singing students. The participants were instructed to study the CD-ROM during 1 month and answer two questionnaires: one before and another one after studying the CD-ROM. The quantitative results were compared statistically by the Student's t-test at a significance level of 5%. RESULTS: Seventeen out of the 28 students who completed the study, were Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students, while 11 were Lyrical Singing students (dropout rate of 44%. Comparison of the answers to the questionnaires before and after studying the CD-ROM showed a statistically significant increase of the scores for the questionnaire applied after studying the CD-ROM for both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Lyrical Singing students, with p<0.001 and p<0.004, respectively. There was also a statistically significant difference in all topics of this questionnaire for both groups of students. CONCLUSION: The results concerning the evaluation of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Lyrical Singing students' knowledge before and after learning from the CD-ROM allowed concluding that the participants made significant improvement in their knowledge of the proposed

  6. Use of and reactions to a tailored CD-ROM designed to enhance oncologist-patient communication: the SCOPE trial intervention. (United States)

    Skinner, Celette Sugg; Pollak, Kathryn I; Farrell, David; Olsen, Maren K; Jeffreys, Amy S; Tulsky, James A


    Assess use of and reactions to an interactive, tailored CD-ROM to enhance oncologist-patient communication. Participating oncologists (n=48) agreed to have patient interactions audio recorded, be randomly assigned to receive/not receive a CD-ROM, have CD-ROM usage monitored (intervention group) and complete a follow-up survey. Twenty-one of 24 in the intervention group reported using the CD-ROM. Median usage minutes were 63.8. At follow-up, oncologists rated the CD-ROM from 1 ("none" or "not at all helpful") to 5 ("a great deal" or "very helpful"). Mean responses were: 3.1 and 3.0 for 2 items assessing perceived impact on communications, 3.8-4.0 for 6 items assessing perceived helpfulness, 3.0 and 3.10 for 2 items assessing impact on affecting oncologists' communication with patients and assistance with challenging conversations, respectively, and 3.6 for whether using the CD-ROM was worth their time. Self-report of how much oncologists had used the covered skills before and after intervention showed a perceived increase (2.8 before and 3.2 after). Findings suggest the tailored interactive CD-ROM has promise for use and acceptance among oncologists. If ultimately found effective in changing oncologist's communication with patients, the CD-ROM's widespread dissemination should be explored. 2009 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  7. Kawachin na ri kitzij-kipixab' Qanan Qatat--Florezcan las palabras de los hombres de maiz (The Blossoming of Our Ancestors' Words). [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. This CD-ROM contains selected radio programs for preschool students, scripted from the four storybooks created by Project "Enlace Quiche." It includes stories in K'iche', Ixil, and Spanish. (VWL)

  8. In company pre-intermediate student's book with CD-ROM

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    Clarke, Simon; Sharma, Pete


    In Company has established itself as the Business English course for professionals because of its immediate results through topic-based content, active skills, and real-world tasks that are instantly relevant to everyday business English development. In Company Second Edition builds on the success of the original but is now updated and improved with a host of new features. For extra online practice for your students, take a look at the new Second Edition In Company Practice Online solution. Accompanying the popular In Company series in British English, these online courses provide carefully designed resources to supplement the Student's Books at all levels. Units are clearly defined as Topic or Skills based NEW phrase banks with useful phrases for reference and revision 5 NEW case studies, within the Student's Book reflect real-life business scenarios Second Edition CD-ROM now includes a new interactive glossary and the class audio as a donwloadable MP3.

  9. Use of Concept Mapping to Enhance and Update an Educational CD ROM About Mars (United States)

    Metzger, Ellen P.


    Last year, the Center for Mars Exploration (CMEX) at NASA Ames Research Center issued its 'Return to Mars 1997' educational CD ROM. This CD, produced under the guidance of Dr. Geoffrey Briggs, summarized the on-going exploration of Mars and consisted of six sub-topics: (1) Life on Mars?; (2) Mars, The Red Planet; (3) Human Exploration; (4) Robotic Missions; (5) Atlas and Image Processing; and (6) Links for Teachers. Although the CD contained a wealth of information, its format does not allow ready retrieval of information on a specific topic or concept. CMEX is working with Dr. Alberto Canas and colleagues at the University of West Florida to improve the CD's user interface through the use of concept mapping.

  10. Levels at Streamflow Gaging Stations--A CD-ROM Based Training Class (United States)

    Nolan, K. Michael; Jacobson, Nathan; Erickson, Robert; Landon, Stanley


    Streamgages record the elevation of the water surface above some reference surface, or datum. This datum is assumed to remain unchanged throughout the life of the gage. However, the elevation of gages and their supporting structures often change over time as a result of earthmovement, floods, ice, and debris. The surveying practice of leveling is used to establish datum for new gage structures and to check for vertical movement of those structures over time. Vertical changes in gage structures can affect stage-discharge relations and, thus, could result in incorrect discharge determinations. Datum checks are used to correct stage-discharge relations and allow the USGS to document gage datum throughout the life of a gage. This training presentation describes methods currently used by the U.S. Geological Survey to run levels at gaging stations. The presentation is narrated, but you control the pace of the presentation. If the computer you are using can view 'MPEG' videos you will be able to take advantage of videos found within the presentation. A test, found at the end of the presentation, can be taken to assess how well you understood the training material. The class is registered as class SW1307 with the National Training Center of the U.S. Geologcial Survey. The presentation was developed using Macromedia Director 8.5(1) and is contained in the file 'WRI-4002.exe', which should auto-launch after the CD-ROM is inserted in the PC. The program only runs on a windows-based personal computer (PC). A sound card and speakers are necessary to take advantage of the narration that accompanies the presentation. Text of narrations is provided, if you are unable to listen to the narrations. Instructions for installing and running the presentation are included in the file ' Intro.html'. The file 'Intro.html' is on the CD-ROM containing the presentation and is available from the presentation's help menu.

  11. Student Interactions with CD-ROM Storybooks: A Look at Potential Relationships between Multiple Intelligence Strengths and Levels of Interaction (United States)

    Huffman, Celia A.


    This study looked at the potential relationship that may exist between students' intelligence strengths, in particular their spatial and kinesthetic strengths, and their combined cognitive and metacognitive levels of interaction with a CD-ROM storybook. The multiple intelligence strengths of a sample of students, measured via the MIDAS/My…

  12. Teaching about Human Relationships Education for Primary School Student-Teachers Using an Interactive CD-ROM (United States)

    Goldman, Juliette D. G.; Torrisi-Steele, Geraldine


    Human Relationships Education is a very important part of primary school student-teacher education. All primary school children need sound guidance and enhanced knowledge about puberty, growing up successfully, and feeling competent and confident in themselves. An interactive multimedia CD-ROM was designed and developed for some Australian…

  13. Evaluation of the acceptability of a CD-Rom as a health promotion tool for Inuit in Ottawa. (United States)

    McShane, Kelly E; Smylie, Janet K; Hastings, Paul D; Prince, Conrad; Siedule, Connie


    There are few health promotion tools for urban Inuit, and there is a specific dearth of evaluations on such tools. The current study used a community-specific approach in the evaluation of a health promotion tool, based on an urban Inuit community's preferences of health knowledge sources and distribution strategies. In partnership with the Tungasuvvingat Inuit Family Health Team in Ottawa, a CD-Rom was developed featuring an Inuk Elder presenting prenatal health messages in both Inuktitut and English. Also, relevant evaluation materials were developed. Using a mixed methods approach, 40 participants completed interviews prior to viewing the CD-Rom and participated in a focus group at follow-up. Questionnaires were also completed pre- and post-viewing to assess changes between expectations and reactions in order to document acceptability. Significant increases were found on satisfaction, acceptability of medium and relevance of content ratings. Qualitative findings also included (a) interest, uncertainty and conditional interest prior to viewing; and (b) positive evaluations of the CD-Rom. This suggests that CD-Rom technology has the potential for health promotion for urban Inuit, and the community-specific evaluation approach yielded useful information.

  14. Recovery of Data from the Narragansett Bay Project, 1985-1992: User's Manual and CD-ROM (United States)

    Data from the 1985-1992 era of the Narragansett Bay Project, an estuary of the National Estuary Program, were recovered from numerous storage media, updated to modern software, and burned to CD-ROM. The data will be used by, among others, EPA researchers working on long-term tren...

  15. Effects of using simulation versus CD-ROM in the performance of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. (United States)

    Gasko, John; Johnson, Arthur; Sherner, John; Craig, John; Gegel, Brian; Burgert, James; Sama, Samuel; Franzen, Thomas


    The purpose of this study was to determine which method of teaching, CD-ROM, simulation, or a combination of both, was more effective in increasing the performance of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. No studies have investigated these methods. The framework for this study was critical thinking. The study was a prospective, mixed (between and within) subjects, experimental design. The sample consisted of 29 student registered nurse anesthetists randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: CD-ROM (n = 11), simulation (n = 11), and combination (n = 7). All groups were evaluated by the use of cadavers before and 2 months after the intervention using a valid and reliable instrument of performance. A repeated-measures analysis of variance indicated that the combination was significantly better than the CD-ROM and simulation (P ROM, 33 +/- 7%, 41 +/- 9%; simulation, 35 +/- 10%, 49 +/- 13%; and combination, 36 +/- 8%, 64 +/- 17%. The baseline for each group was 0. Use of a combination of CD-ROM and simulation should be considered in teaching ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques.

  16. Development and testing of a CD-ROM program for improving adolescent knowledge of inflammatory bowel disease. (United States)

    Boamah, Lynelle M; Bohren, Janet R; Pentiuk, Scott; Baker, Raymond; Yi, Michael; Moyer, M Susan


    The aim of this study was to design a theory-based educational program for adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) using an interactive multimedia CD-ROM and to test its effectiveness in improving knowledge in IBD. Curriculum-based instruction using educational theory and principles was designed for adolescents on an interactive multimedia CD-ROM. Twenty subjects completed summative evaluation of the CD-ROM measuring gain in knowledge about IBD immediately and 9 months after instruction. Subjects found the CD-ROM to be informative, appealing, and easy to use. The mean baseline score of the adolescents on the Crohn's and Colitis Knowledge questionnaire was 12.2 (standard deviation 5.14, range 3-24). After an average of 30 minutes of self-directed learning, adolescent subjects increased their posttest score to a mean of 19.8, a gain of 7.6 points over baseline (95% confidence interval 5.2-10.1, P < 0.0001). Knowledge of medications, disease complications, and gastrointestinal structure and function was gained and retained upon retesting at 9 months with a mean Crohn's and Colitis Knowledge questionnaire score of 17.5 (standard deviation 3.9, range 12-26), which was still an improvement over the mean pretest knowledge score of 12.2 (P < 0.001). Adolescents with IBD have low baseline knowledge about their disease. A rigorously developed interactive educational tool is now available for instructing adolescent patients about their IBD.

  17. Development and testing of a CD-ROM based tutorial for nursing students: getting ready for HIPAA. (United States)

    Feeg, Veronica D; Bashatah, Adel; Langley, Christena


    The purpose of this study was to develop and test a CD-ROM tutorial for nursing students to educate them on how the rules and regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) affect them as they engage in patient care activities in hospitals. The project was completed in two parts, the first of which was production of a stand-alone, audio lecture, image and text self-instruction on CD-ROM to distribute to students as they began their clinical experience. The second part compared the effectiveness of learning the HIPAA content via CD-ROM to a text-directed, self study method. Students were pretested and randomly assigned to one of the types of instruction based on their seminar group assignment. One group received the CD-ROM, Getting Started with HIPAA, along with a journal article on HIPAA, while the other (control) group received only the journal article. All students were instructed to prepare for a test on their understanding about HIPAA by the end of the clinical rotation. The test was analyzed, and items clarified to yield a reliable Web-based examination with 20 questions, 18 of which were used in the analysis. The students' scores were analyzed before and after the instruction, and the methods of instruction were compared. The study findings demonstrated significant differences between experimental-group and control-group students' performance on a knowledge test of HIPAA, as well as overall satisfaction with learning the material by CD-ROM among students who used it. The tutorial is now available for all students, and the Web-based examination provides automatic scoring to a preestablished competence level.

  18. The Impact of CD-ROM on Library Operations and Universal Availability of Information: Festschrift in Honour of Maurice B. Line. International Essen Symposium (11th, Essen, Germany, September 26-29, 1988). Publications of Essen University Library 11. (United States)

    Helal, Ahmed H., Ed.; Weiss, Joachim W., Ed.

    This festschrift contains 17 papers on the impact of CD-ROM technology: (1) "CD-ROM and Access to Information in the South" (Abdelaziz Abid); (2) "CD-ROM and Bridging of Cultural and Technological Gaps in Developing Countries" (Shmuel Sever); (3) "Electronic Publishing Developments and Opportunities from OCLC" (Janet…

  19. Data base management system and display software for the National Geophysical Data Center geomagnetic CD-ROM's (United States)

    Papitashvili, N. E.; Papitashvili, V. O.; Allen, J. H.; Morris, L. D.


    The National Geophysical Data Center has the largest collection of geomagnetic data from the worldwide network of magnetic observatories. The data base management system and retrieval/display software have been developed for the archived geomagnetic data (annual means, monthly, daily, hourly, and 1-minute values) and placed on the center's CD-ROM's to provide users with 'user-oriented' and 'user-friendly' support. This system is described in this paper with a brief outline of provided options.

  20. Effects of Using Human Patient Simulator (HPS?) versus a CD-ROM on Cognition and Critical Thinking


    Johnson, Don; Flagg, Amanda; Dremsa, Theresa L.


    Background: Very little prospective randomized experimental research exists on the use of simu­lation as a teaching method, and no studies have compared the two strategies of using the HPS? and a CD-ROM. In addition, no researchers have investigated the effects of simulation on various levels of cognition, specifically lower-level and higher-level cognition or critical thinking. Objectives: A prospective pretest-posttest experimental mixed design (within and between) was used to determine if...

  1. 經由校園網路存取圖書館光碟資料庫之研究 Studies on Multiuser Access Library CD-ROM Database via Campus Network

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    Ruey-shun Chen


    Full Text Available 無Library CD-ROM with its enormous storage, retrieval capabilities and reasonable price. It has been gradually replacing some of its printed counterpart. But one of the greatest limitation on the use of stand-alone CD-ROM workstation is that only one user can access the CD-ROM database at a time. This paper is proposed a new method to solve this problem. The method use personal computer via standard network system Ethernet high speed fiber network FADDY and standard protocol TCP/IP can access library CD-ROM database and perform a practical CD-ROM campus network system. Its advantage reduce redundant CD-ROM purchase fee and reduce damage by handed in and out and allows multiuser to access the same CD-ROM disc simultaneously.

  2. Review of The Earl of Abergavenny. Historical Record and Wreck Excavation CD-Rom

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    David Petts


    Full Text Available In early February 1805 a small fleet of East Indiamen accompanied by the frigate Weymouth set sail from Portsmouth heading first for Bengal and ultimately for China. However, barely had the voyage began when, following bad weather and confusion, one of the boats, the Earl of Abergavenny, struck the Shambles bank just off Portland Bill. Although the crew managed to free it, it was so badly damaged it sank while trying to make for the safety of Weymouth. Over 250 crew and passengers drowned. The wreck has until now been best known for causing the death of John Wordsworth, the ship's commander and brother of the poet William Wordsworth. This excellent CD report of archaeological investigations on the wreck site carried out since 1980 by the Weymouth Underwater Archaeological Group (WUAG brings us the full picture of the events leading up to the wreck, and a record of the remains found by the team of divers (Fig.1. The complex campaigns of diving have been carried out alongside extensive documentary and historical work. The huge amount of data created by this project has inevitably led to challenges for the WUAG regarding its publication (Cumming 2002. The decision to publish via a CD-ROM has allowed very large quantities of data and discussion to be published. The current version of the CD contains over 100,000 words of text, 1560 files and over 1000 illustrations (JPEGS. All for the grand price of 10 GBP. The volume can be browsed using a commercially available browser but is also supplied as compiled file using Web Compiler, which has the advantage of a search facility.

  3. CD-ROM publication of the Mars digital cartographic data base (United States)

    Batson, R. M.; Eliason, E. M.; Soderblom, L. A.; Edwards, Kathleen; Wu, Sherman S. C.


    The recently completed Mars mosaicked digital image model (MDIM) and the soon-to-be-completed Mars digital terrain model (DTM) are being transcribed to optical disks to simplify distribution to planetary investigators. These models, completed in FY 1991, provide a cartographic base to which all existing Mars data can be registered. The digital image map of Mars is a cartographic extension of a set of compact disk read-only memory (CD-ROM) volumes containing individual Viking Orbiter images now being released. The data in these volumes are pristine in the sense that they were processed only to the extent required to view them as images. They contain the artifacts and the radiometric, geometric, and photometric characteristics of the raw data transmitted by the spacecraft. This new set of volumes, on the other hand, contains cartographic compilations made by processing the raw images to reduce radiometric and geometric distortions and to form geodetically controlled MDIM's. It also contains digitized versions of an airbrushed map of Mars as well as a listing of all feature names approved by the International Astronomical Union. In addition, special geodetic and photogrammetric processing has been performed to derive rasters of topographic data, or DTM's. The latter have a format similar to that of MDIM, except that elevation values are used in the array instead of image brightness values. The set consists of seven volumes: (1) Vastitas Borealis Region of Mars; (2) Xanthe Terra of Mars; (3) Amazonis Planitia Region of Mars; (4) Elysium Planitia Region of Mars; (5) Arabia Terra of Mars; (6) Planum Australe Region of Mars; and (7) a digital topographic map of Mars.

  4. Effects of using human patient simulator versus a CD-ROM on learning the management of patients exposed to chemical agents. (United States)

    Johnson, Don; Flagg, Amanda; Dremsa, Theresa L


    Very little prospective, randomized, experimental research exists on the use of simulation as a teaching method, and no studies have compared the effects of 2 strategies of using the Human Patient Simulator (HPS) and a CD-ROM on the management of patients exposed to chemical agents. A prospective, pretest-posttest experimental, mixed design (within and between) was used to determine if there were statistically significant differences between educational strategies using HPS, CD-ROM, and a control group in the care of patients exposed to chemical agents. Care was operationally defined as the score on the Management of Chemical Warfare Patients Performance (MCWPP) instrument. Participants included active duty and reserve military nurses (n=92). They were randomly assigned to one of 3 teaching groups: HPS (n=30), CD-ROM (n=31), or a control group (n=31). Analysis of variance and a Tukey post-hoc test were used to analyze the data. The means on MCWPP instrument were as follows: HPS (pretest: mean=65.13, SD ± 8.9; posttest mean=73.0, SD ± 8.6); CD-ROM (pretest: mean=67.74, SD ± 11.18, posttest mean=65.67, SD ± 10.82); control (pretest: mean=68.51 SD ± 8.5; posttest mean=62.6, SD ± 8.6). There were no significant differences between the groups on the pretest (P=.363), but there were significant differences on the posttest (P=.001). Post-hoc analyses indicated the HPS group performed better than the CD-ROM group (P=.017) and the control group (P=.000). There was no significant difference between the CD-ROM and control groups (P=.485). Based on the results of this study, the HPS is more effective than the CD-ROM in teaching nurses about the care of patients exposed to chemical agents.

  5. Petroleum industry experiences with the land resource management planning (LRMP) process in northeastern B.C; CD-ROM ed.

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    Parsons, B.; Land, P. [Mobil Oil Canada, Calgary, AB (Canada)


    Initiatives taken by the province of British Columbia towards enhanced land and resource planning were summarized. The five main initiatives were C.O.R.E., regional land use planning, land and resource management planning, protected area strategy, and environmental impact assessment legislation. It is believed that the impact of these initiatives will be substantial on the economic development in the province. It was suggested that if the land use strategy achieves its objectives, the energy industry will benefit from greater certainty and predictability. The continued involvement by the public, aboriginal groups, and government agencies, in land resource management was emphasized. 2 figs.

  6. [Digital X-ray: interhospital data transfer by CD-ROM. Prospective data evaluation during the import process]. (United States)

    Vetter, S; Hitzigrath, C; Wölfl, C; Hutter, M; Grützner, P-A; Frank, C B


    Increasing numbers of radiological imaging diagnostics are archived in digital form. In addition to the results of diagnostics performed in hospital a growing number of patients present with digital results of outpatient radiological investigations. These digitized images represent a challenge for the internal hospital work flow. The aim of the study was to determine the expenditure for the hospital when dealing with digital outpatient diagnostic results. Several parameters were observed and analyzed within the import process of nearly 400 CD-ROMs over a time period of 5 months. Only a negligible number of data on CD-ROMs could not be transferred into the hospital archive (1.5%). The duration of the process depended on the amount of data and the time period. During regular hours the import process took on average 13 min per CD and 19 min per patient while the time increased significantly during on-call duties. This study demonstrates the significance of the import of digital outpatient radiological diagnostic results into the hospital archive which can in particular influence patient treatment.

  7. Arctic Connections, an Interactive CD-ROM Program for Middle School Science (United States)

    Elias, S. A.


    In this project we developed an interactive CD-ROM program for middle school students, accompanied by an interactive web site. The project was sponsored by a grant from the NSF ESIE Instructional Materials Development program. One of the major goals of this project was to involve middle school students in inquiry-based science education, using topics that are of interest to students in Arctic communities. Native Alaskan students have traditionally done poorly in science at the secondary level, and few have gone on to major in the sciences in college or to pursue scientific careers. Part of the problem is a perceived dichotomy between science and traditional Native ways of knowing about the natural world. Hence some students reject the scientific method as being foreign to their native culture. Our goal was to help bridge this cultural barrier, and to demonstrate to native students that the scientific method is not antithetical to their traditional way of life. The program uses story modules that discuss both scientific and Native ways of understanding, through the use of action-adventure stories and brief learning modules. The aim was to show students the relevance of science to their daily lives, and to convince them that scientific methods are a vital tool in solving major problems in arctic communities. Each action-adventure story contains a series of problems that the program user must solve through interactive participation, in order for the story to progress. The interactive elements include answering quiz questions correctly, measuring pH by comparing litmus paper colors, measuring archaeological artifact dimensions, finding the location of fossil bones in a photograph, and correctly identifying photographs of whale species, arctic plants, and fish. The stories contain a mixture of live-action film sequences and voice-over sketch art story boards. The ten modules include such topics as arctic flora and fauna (including terrestrial and sea mammals), arctic

  8. Advanced grammar in use a self-study reference and practice book for advanced students of English : with answers and CD-ROM

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    Hewings, Martin


    An updated version of the highly successful Advanced Grammar in Use. This third edition, with answers and CD-ROM, is ideal for self-study. The book contains 100 units of grammar reference and practice materials, with illustrations in full colour and a user-friendly layout. It is ideal for learners preparing for the Cambridge Advanced, Proficiency or IELTS examinations, and is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus, which ensures the language is authentic and up-to-date. The CD-ROM includes 200 interactive exercises to reinforce the language learned in the book, plus customised tests and audio recordings to accompany the main exercises. Versions without answers and without the CD-ROM are available to purchase separately.

  9. SOFTWARE REVIEW: Multimedia Motion II. CD-ROM and Teacher's Guide (United States)

    Scaife, Jon A.


    expect. This is an issue that is in the teacher's hands; the package is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of learning aims. Audio clips are brief and to the point, with both female and male speakers. The commentary goes beyond the descriptive, raising interesting questions and issues and setting challenges for the user. The optional screen text is pitched at A-level. Video clips can be viewed at full screen, which is a big improvement over the first edition. There are some new clips and a few omissions from the first edition; further CDs of movie data are planned. Clips may be played forwards or backwards at various speeds using a scroll bar. This allows close control and analysis, which is useful for critical events in which changes are rapid, such as collisions. Printing of data and graphs is straightforward and the results are clear. Unlike the first edition, Multimedia Motion II only gives direct support to graphs with time as the abscissa. For graphs such as v(x) versus v(y), however, it is a simple matter to save the data directly into Excel or another spreadsheet. I encountered only one snag in using the CD: if I forgot to save my data before moving to a new clip I could not recover it. This failing could be mine, but I did try hard. The Teacher's Guide contains photocopiable worksheets and detailed discussion and graphs of the video clips. For each clip there is a section of `useful data and formulae'. The guide is not a necessity for using the CD-ROM but it would be a very handy A-level teaching resource, allowing the option of independent use by students. It is accompanied by a floppy disc containing sets of experimental data for the video clips, a useful option for quick demonstrations. In addition, the guide explains the interesting and creative option of making your own movie sequences from videotape, though access to a video card would be needed to do this. Imagine the motivational value of students recording themselves playing various sports, or

  10. NODC Standard Product: Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) Chesapeake Bay Region Data from 1984 to 1989 on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 9200303) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The data set on this CD-ROM shows changes in land cover for the Chesapeake Bay region over the 5-year interval from 1984 to 1988-89. The data set was produced...

  11. The 2001 U. S. Naval Observatory Double Star CD-ROM. 2. The Fifth Catalog of Orbits of Visual Binary Stars (United States)


    associated data in the Washington Double Star 2001.0 database. A subset of orbits useful for scale calibration is also presented. This catalog is one of four USNO double star catalogs to be included on a new CD-ROM.

  12. The relative efficacy of pamphlets, CD-ROM, and the Internet for disseminating adolescent drug abuse prevention programs: an exploratory study. (United States)

    Di Noia, Jennifer; Schwinn, Traci M; Dastur, Zubin A; Schinke, Steven P


    Despite the availability of an increasing array of empirically validated adolescent drug abuse prevention programs, program materials and evaluation findings are poorly disseminated. CD-ROM and the Internet hold promise for disseminating this information to schools and agencies that directly serve youth, and to policy-making bodies that exercise control over funds to support adolescent drug abuse prevention programming. However, data on the relative efficacy of these newer technologies over conventional print means of dissemination are lacking. Recruited through schools, community agencies, and policy-making bodies, 188 professionals were randomized to receive prevention program materials via pamphlets (55 participants), CD-ROM (64 participants), and the Internet (69 participants). Participants completed pretest, posttest, and 6-month follow-up measures that assessed their access to prevention program materials; self-efficacy for identifying, obtaining, and recommending these programs; and their likelihood of requesting, implementing, and recommending prevention programs to their constituents. Participants exposed to dissemination via CD-ROM and the Internet evidenced the greatest short- and long-term gains on accessibility, self-efficacy, and behavioral intention variables. CD-ROM and the Internet are viable means for disseminating adolescent drug abuse prevention programs to schools, community agencies, and policy-making bodies, and should be increasingly used for dissemination purposes.

  13. Effects of the CD-Rom Version of the "Self-Advocacy Strategy" on Quality of Contributions in IEP Meetings of High School Students with Intellectual Disability (United States)

    Cease-Cook, Jennifer; Test, David W.; Scroggins, La' Shawndra


    This study used a multiple-probe across participants design to examine the effects of the CD-Rom version of the "Self-Advocacy Strategy" on quality of contributions in Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings of five high school students with intellectual disability. Results indicated a functional relationship between using the CD-Rom…

  14. An Interactive Multimedia Problem-Based Learning CD-ROM for Teacher Preparation: IDEA-97 Guidelines for Disciplining Students with Disabilities. (United States)

    Ochoa, Theresa A.


    This article describes a multimedia problem-based learning CD-ROM designed to teach educators about the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act discipline guidelines. The module includes a narrative that introduces educators to the educational problem and the role strands that require educators to assume one of 8 roles in a manifestation…

  15. Selected Conference Proceedings from the 1985 Videodisc, Optical Disk, and CD-ROM Conference and Exposition (Philadelphia, PA, December 10-12, 1985). (United States)

    Cerva, John R.; And Others


    Eight papers cover: optical storage technology; cross-cultural videodisc design; optical disk technology use at the Library of Congress Research Service and National Library of Medicine; Internal Revenue Service image storage and retrieval system; solving business problems with CD-ROM; a laser disk operating system; and an optical disk for…

  16. Investigation into Hybrid Rockets and Other Cost-Effective Propulsion System Options for Small Satellites. Appendices to PhD Thesis (CD-ROM). (United States)

    ELECTRONIC FILE CHARACTERISTICS: 29 files; MS Word (.DOC), MS Excel (.XLS), MathCAD (.MCD) and videos (.MOV). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 1 CD-ROM; 4 3/4...requirement: PC compatible; MSWORD 6.0, MATHCAD 6.0, MSEXCEL 5.0. Affordable small satellites need affordable propulsion systems. The primary objective was to

  17. A multimedia CD-ROM tool to improve student understanding of bile salts and bilirubin metabolism: evaluation of its use in a medical hybrid PBL course. (United States)

    Azer, Samy A


    Over the last 35 years our understanding of bile salts, bilirubin metabolism, and hepatobiliary transport has progressively increased. From 1965 to the end of 2002, 3,610 articles and review papers have been published on hepatobiliary and enterocyte transport of bile salts. However, there is a lack of information in the content of current textbooks about hepatobiliary physiology, bile salt transporters, bile formation, mechanisms underlying cholestasis, and drug-induced liver injury. The use of an integrated multimedia program on the liver covering these gaps in textbooks may be useful to student learning. This study aims to 1) assess student views on a multimedia CD-ROM ("The Liver") integrating basic and clinical sciences related to the liver, bile salts, and bilirubin metabolism, 2) assess the usefulness of problem-based learning (PBL) cases included in the multimedia CD-ROM, and 3) assess student learning before and after use of the multimedia CD-ROM. A total of 106 first-year medical students (27 with and 79 without a prior university degree) at the University of Melbourne participated in this study. Students were tested on the liver, bile salts, and bilirubin metabolism before and after using the multimedia CD-ROM. After completing the multimedia CD-ROM, each student filled out a 5-point Likert scale questionnaire evaluating the features of the program and its usefulness to their learning. Results show that the aims of the package were clear to participants, the contents were logically organized and clear, the key concepts were easy to identify, the contents were pitched to an appropriate level, and the package was interactive and encouraged participants to reflect on their learning. Students also agreed that the assessment tools used in the program and the feedback provided were meaningful and helpful to their learning. No differences were found when responses were compared on the basis of academic background, gender, citizenship, or first language of

  18. Future-Focused Training Exercises with Alternative Coaching Conditions (CD-ROM)

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    Kiser, Robert D; Childs, Jerry M; Leibrecht, Bruce C; Lockaby, Karen J


    .... This product presents the results of a research effort to advance the methodology for training companies and platoons, particularly in regard to the provision of coaching, in the future training environment...

  19. The 2001 U.S. Naval Observatory Double Star CD-Rom. III. The Third Catalog of Interferometric Measurements of Binary Stars (United States)


    The Third Catalog of Interferometric Measurements of Binary Stars includes all published measures of binary and multiple star systems obtained by high-resolution techniques (speckle interferometry, photoelectric occultation timings, etc.), as well as negative examinations for duplicity, as of 2001 January 1. This catalog is one of four USNO double star catalogs to be included on a new CD-ROM. A brief summary and statistical analysis of the contents of the catalog are presented.

  20. [Medical knowledge in immunological security of red blood cells transfusion in Tunisia: evaluation of a CD-ROM of auto-learning]. (United States)

    Ben Salah, N; El Borgi, W; Aounallah Skhiri, H; Ben Lakhal, F; Mouelhi, H; Zoueri, B; Gouider, E; Hafsia, R


    In Tunisia, red blood cells (RBC) transfusion joins in a statutory frame but remains subject to failures because of the misunderstanding of legislation and regulations. Our purpose is to estimate the knowledge of the medical staff in the immunological safety of RBC transfusion before and after reading an auto-education CD-ROM. It is a study of evaluation of an intervention. Eighty physicians participated to the study. The evaluation was done using an anonymous questionnaire, containing seven questions with multiple choices (QMC) relating to several items. The rate of good answers (RGA) calculated by questions and by items took into account the impact of the CD-ROM on the improvement of the answers after reading. The global average mark is 2.9/7. The RGA to questions varies from 22.5 % to 76.3%. All participants answered correctly to more than 50% of all items. Two answered correctly to all items. Among the participants, 31.3% answered to all "important" items, concerning ABO blood groups compatibility and ultimate bedside test. The rate of participation to the final evaluation was 83%. The impact of the CD-ROM was important and statistically significant. In the final evaluation, the global mark raised from 2.9 to 5.8/7, 31.5% (vs 2%) answered correctly all the questions and 95.5% (vs 31.3%) answered correctly all "important" items. This study revealed a misunderstanding of the doctors in immunological safety of RBC transfusions. Auto-teaching by CD-ROM was efficient. An improvement of the knowledge by continuous training is necessary in our country. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  1. NATO Medical Surveillance and Response, Research and Technology Opportunities and Options (La surveillance medicale et les reponses au sein de l'OTAN: les possibilites et les options pour la recherche et la technologie) (CD-ROM)

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    ...: 1 CD-ROM; 4 3/4 in.; 226 MB. SYSTEMS DETAIL NOTE: ABSTRACT: Medical Surveillance of military personnel will provide valuable information, not only to medical doctors but to commanders and to policy makers as well...

  2. Understanding the Environment. Ag Ed Environmental Education Series. (United States)

    Tulloch, Rodney W.

    The document is a student resource unit to be used in teaching high school vocational agriculture students about the environment. The relationship between ecology and changes in the ecosystems induced by man are discussed. The kinds of environmental problems treated are pollution, land use, and natural resources. Some causes of environmental…

  3. Review of CD Rom

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    The Virtual Surgeon: ACL Reconstruction Y. MuUa. THE VIRTUAL SURGEON: ACL RECONSTRUCTION. Professor George Bentley ChM FRCS, Russell E LVindsor ... anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The anatomy, biomechanics, diagnosis and management are included. Apart from the gadgetry used to ma-.

  4. English grammar in use a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : with answers and CD-ROM

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    Murphy, Raymond


    English Grammar in Use Fourth edition is an updated version of the world's best-selling grammar title. It has a fresh, appealing new design and clear layout, with revised and updated examples, but retains all the key features of clarity and accessibility that have made the book popular with millions of learners and teachers around the world. The CD-ROM contains lots of additional practice exercises to consolidate learning, ideal for self-study but also suitable for reinforcement work in the classroom. An online version and book without answers are available separately.

  5. ChemSkill Builder 2000, Version 6.1 [CD-ROM] (by James D. Spain and Harold J. Peters) (United States)

    Keeney-Kennicutt, Reviewed By Wendy L.


    One of the major challenges for faculty teaching general chemistry is how to encourage students to practice solving problems. We know that for students to develop chemical intuition and problem-solving skills, they must "get their hands dirty" as they decipher and unravel problems inherent to our discipline. One tool that I've used since its release in 1996 is the ChemSkill Builder, an electronic homework package. The latest version, ChemSkill Builder (CSB) 2000, version 6.1, is an excellent, effective integration of teaching and testing most quantitative and conceptual learning objectives in an interactive way. It is inexpensive and easy to use for both students and faculty. The CSB 2000 package of personalized problem sets, specifically designed to complement most general chemistry courses, is a program on CD-ROM for PC Windows users (3.1, 95, or 98), with more than 1500 questions and a 3 1/2-in. record-management disk. There is a separate grade-management disk for the instructor. It has 24 gradable chapters, each with 5 or 6 sections, plus two new chapters that are not graded: Polymer Chemistry and an Appendix of Chemical Skills. Each section begins with a short review of the topic and many have interactive explanations. If students miss an answer, they are given a second chance for 70% credit. If they still miss, the worked-out solution is presented in detail. Students can work each section as many times as they wish to improve their scores. Periodically, the students download their data directly into a PC set up by the instructor. The data can be easily converted into an ASCII file and merged with a spreadsheet. The use of CD-ROM solves the sporadic problems associated with previous versions on 3 1/2-in. disks: software glitches, failed disks, and system incompatibilities. The quality and number of graphics and interactive exercises are much improved in this latest version. I particularly enjoyed the interactive explanations of significant figures and

  6. Virtual Environments for Intuitive Human-System Interaction (Environnements virtuels d'interaction Homme-Systeme Intuitive) (CD-ROM)

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    ...: Changing missions and development of new virtual and augmented reality technologies require the alliance to investigate and integrate new concepts for preparing their militaries and for evaluating...

  7. Analysis of potential energy saving strategies in a Bangkok school building. With CD-ROM; Analyse von Energieeinsparpotentialen am Beispiel einer Schule in Bangkok

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    Temming, H.V.


    In cooperation with the Gesellschaft fuer technische Zusammenarbeit GTZ, a school building in Thailand was selected for an analysis of potentials for energy saving. The selected school was the New International School of Thailand (NIST) in Bangkok. Energy-relevant data were acquired by measurements, and solutions for more efficient energy supply were developed. Recommendations were made on this basis. This dissertation is also available on CD-ROM. [German] In Zusammenarbeit mit der Gesellschaft fuer technische Zusammenarbeit GTZ wurde als Beispielobjekt eine thailaendische Schule, die New International School of Thailand (NIST) in Bangkok ausgewaehlt. An diesem Objekt wurden die verschiedenen energetischen Messungen durchgefuehrt. Diese wurden bedarfsgerecht ausgewertet. Auf der Basis der Ergebnisse wurden Loesungsmoeglichkeiten fuer eine effizientere Energieversorgung der Schule konstruiert und diese Alternativen wie oben beschrieben bewertet, woraus sich entsprechende Empfehlungen ergeben. Der Aufbau dieser Arbeit stellt sich nun folgendermassen dar: Nachdem in einem ersten Schritt die fuer diesen Kontext wichtigsten Parameter Thailands und des Untersuchungsobjektes dargestellt werden, schliesst sich hieran die Vorstellung verschiedener technische Alternativen zur Erzeugung von Kaelte an, da hier ein Fokus fuer moegliche Energieeinsparungen gesetzt wird. Anschliessend werden einige in der Arbeit verwandte Berechnungsverfahren fuer energetische oder wirtschaftliche Zuammenhaenge sowie eine ausfuehrliche Beschreibung der energetischen 1st-Situation des Untersuchungsobjektes dargestellt. Darauf aufbauend folgt nun die Vorstellung der verschiedenen Energieeinsparpotentiale durch technische und verhaltensinduzierte Optimierungsmassnahmen. Diese Arbeit endet mit der Bewertung aller aufgedeckten Potentiale und einem Gesamtfazit aus der Untersuchung. (Diese Diplomarbeit liegt auch in Form einer CD-ROM vor.) (orig./AKF)

  8. Genetics, mental illness, and complex disease: development and distribution of an interactive CD-ROM for genetic counselors. Final report for period 15 August 2000 - 31 December 2002

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    McInerney, Joseph D.


    "Genetics and Major Psychiatric Disorders: A Program for Genetic Counselors" provides an introduction to psychiatric genetics, with a focus on the genetics of common complex disease, for genetics professionals. The program is available as a CD-ROM and an online educational resource. The on-line version requires a direct internet connection. Each educational module begins with an interactive case study that raises significant issues addressed in each module. In addition, case studies provided throughout the educational materials support teaching of major concepts. Incorporated throughout the content are expert video clips, video clips from individuals affected by psychiatric illness, and optional "learn more" materials that offer greater depth about a particular topic. The structure of the CD-ROM permits self-navigation, but we have suggested a sequence that allows materials to build upon each other. At any point in the materials, users may pause and look up terms in the glossary or review the DSM-IV criteria for selected psychiatric disorders. A detailed site map is available for those who choose to self navigate through the content.

  9. Proceedings of the 55. Canadian Geotechnical and 3. joint IAH-CNC and CGS groundwater specialty conference : ground and water : theory to practice. CD-ROM ed.

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    Stolle, D. [McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON (Canada); Piggott, A.R. [National Water Research Inst., Burlington, ON (Canada); Crowder, J.J. [Toronto Univ., ON (Canada)


    This conference provided a forum to exchange information on the latest advances and new technologies regarding geotechnical aspects of hydrogeology and groundwater recharge with particular reference to the intersection of ground and water issues. The 30 sessions of the conference were entitled: foundations; soil behaviour; geo-environmental issues; unsaturated flow and applications of geophysics; hydrogeology case studies; site investigation and monitoring; numerical analysis; geosynthetic and reinforced walls; mine waste; contaminant hydrogeology; landfill and collection systems; site investigation techniques; rock mechanics; selected topics in hydrogeology; geosynthetic applications; ground movement; groundwater management; groundwater remediation; earth structures; barriers and remediation; risk and probability considerations; contaminant hydrogeology; slope stability; landfill and geotechnical management; soil properties; and hydrogeology case studies. 33 papers have been indexed separately for inclusion in the database. refs., tabs., figs.

  10. The Virtual 3D Reconstruction of the East Pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia – Presentation of an Interactive CD-ROM

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    András PATAY-HORVÁTH Patay-Horváth


    Full Text Available The paper gives an overview of a two-years project concerning a major monument of ancient Greek art and presents the interactive, bilingual (English/Hungarian CD-ROM, which is intended to summarize and visualize its final results. The presented project approaches a century-old controversy in a new way by producing a virtual 3D reconstruction of a monumental marble group. Digital models of the statues were produced by scanning the original fragments and by reconstructing them virtually. The virtual model of the pediment surrounding the sculptures was prepared on the basis of the latest architectural studies and afterwards the reconstructed models were inserted in this frame, in order to test the technical feasibility and aesthetic effects the four possible arrangements. The resulting models enable easy and very instructive experimentation, which would be otherwise impossible with the originals and/or very expensive and not very practicable with traditional tools (e.g. real-size plaster models. The complete model can effectively be used to verify the results of earlier or more recent reconstructions presented only in simple drawings. In addition, the 3D models of the individual fragments can be used for further research and for visualization.  The documentary CD-ROM presenting the full background, the methods and the conclusions of the project contains beside a comprehensive text various kinds of supporting documents (images, 3D models, papers, broadcasts, audiovisual material. It is addressed to a mixed audience: a picture gallery, a short documentary movie some other attachments including a selected bibliography is intended for the general public, but scholarly publications, presentations on related problems are also included for specialists interested in certain details.

  11. Learning from History: The Nazi Era and the Holocaust in German Education = Lernen aus geschichte: Projekte zu Nationalsozialismus und Holocaust in schule und jugendar beit. [With CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Brinkmann, Annette, Ed.; Ehmann, Annegret, Ed.; Milton, Sybil, Ed.; Rathenow, Hanns-Fred, Ed.; Wyrwoll, Regina, Ed.

    This project is the result of extensive research about the practical applications of "National Socialism and the Holocaust" in historical and political education in and outside schools and in educational work with young people. The multifaceted documentation, on CD-ROM, booklet and a Web site is aimed at a broad international and…

  12. Voluntary Medication Error Reporting by ED Nurses: Examining the Association With Work Environment and Social Capital. (United States)

    Farag, Amany; Blegen, Mary; Gedney-Lose, Amalia; Lose, Daniel; Perkhounkova, Yelena


    Medication errors are one of the most frequently occurring errors in health care settings. The complexity of the ED work environment places patients at risk for medication errors. Most hospitals rely on nurses' voluntary medication error reporting, but these errors are under-reported. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among work environment (nurse manager leadership style and safety climate), social capital (warmth and belonging relationships and organizational trust), and nurses' willingness to report medication errors. A cross-sectional descriptive design using a questionnaire with a convenience sample of emergency nurses was used. Data were analyzed using descriptive, correlation, Mann-Whitney U, and Kruskal-Wallis statistics. A total of 71 emergency nurses were included in the study. Emergency nurses' willingness to report errors decreased as the nurses' years of experience increased (r = -0.25, P = .03). Their willingness to report errors increased when they received more feedback about errors (r = 0.25, P = .03) and when their managers used a transactional leadership style (r = 0.28, P = .01). ED nurse managers can modify their leadership style to encourage error reporting. Timely feedback after an error report is particularly important. Engaging experienced nurses to understand error root causes could increase voluntary error reporting. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  13. Hangul Ro Boja! Authentic Korean Video. Lessons for Intermediate to Advanced Self-Study. [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Joo, H.; Choo, M.; Yeun, Soo-ah Kim; Hiple, David

    This compact disc offers 10 Korean lessons from a variety of authentic sources, including the following: television commercials and scenes from a soap opera, news reports on politics, sports, the environment, and a book fair; and scenes from a Korean film, "Our Twisted Hero." The learner is lead through a series of activities aiding…

  14. In a dynamic health care environment, take steps to fully leverage case managers in the ED. (United States)


    In an effort to create more capacity while also improving the patient experience, the University of Virginia Medical Center (UVAMC) in Charlottesville, VA, has taken steps to better leverage case managers in the ED. Under the new approach, case managers work alongside clinicians on the floor. They step in when added resources are needed or services need to be arranged before discharge. Administrators say the new ED case manager role has helped UVAMC reduce medically unnecessary length-of-stay by 34 minutes, enabling the hospital to see up to 4,000 additional patients per year. The ED-based case managers learn of patients who may benefit from their involvement by regularly participating in flow rounds with clinicians on the floor. Administrators are eyeing future improvements from the approach, including a concentrated effort to reduce visits to the ED by frequent utilizers.

  15. Astro Algebra [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    Astro Algebra is one of six titles in the Mighty Math Series from Edmark, a comprehensive line of math software for students from kindergarten through ninth grade. Many of the activities in Astro Algebra contain a unique technology that uses the computer to help students make the connection between concrete and abstract mathematics. This software…

  16. Acceptability and preliminary feasibility of an internet/CD-ROM-based education and decision program for early-stage prostate cancer patients: randomized pilot study. (United States)

    Diefenbach, Michael A; Mohamed, Nihal E; Butz, Brian P; Bar-Chama, Natan; Stock, Richard; Cesaretti, Jamie; Hassan, Waleed; Samadi, David; Hall, Simon J


    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men in the United States. Management options for localized disease exist, yet an evidence-based criterion standard for treatment still has to emerge. Although 5-year survival rates approach 98%, all treatment options carry the possibility for significant side effects, such as erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. It is therefore recommended that patients be actively involved in the treatment decision process. We have developed an Internet/CD-ROM-based multimedia Prostate Interactive Educational System (PIES) to enhance patients' treatment decision making. PIES virtually mirrors a health center to provide patients with information about prostate cancer and its treatment through an intuitive interface, using videos, animations, graphics, and texts. (1) To examine the acceptability and feasibility of the PIES intervention and to report preliminary outcomes of the program in a pilot trial among patients with a new prostate cancer diagnosis, and (2) to explore the potential impact of tailoring PIES treatment information to participants' information-seeking styles on study outcomes. Participants (n = 72) were patients with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer who had not made a treatment decision. Patients were randomly assigned to 3 experimental conditions: (1) control condition (providing information through standard National Cancer Institute brochures; 26%), and PIES (2) with tailoring (43%) and (3) without tailoring to a patient's information-seeking style (31%). Questionnaires were administrated before (t1) and immediately after the intervention (t2). Measurements include evaluation and acceptability of the PIES intervention, monitoring/blunting information-seeking style, psychological distress, and decision-related variables (eg, decisional confidence, feeling informed about prostate cancer and treatment, and treatment preference). The PIES program was well accepted by patients and did not interfere


    Water resource managers have been successful in developing approaches for reducingnonpoint source pollution in newly developing urban areas. Isssues become increasingly complex, however, when managers are faced with the challenge of reducing nonpoint source impacts within previou...

  18. El CD-ROM Los iberos y sus imágenes. Una propuesta de análisis iconográfico de la cultura ibérica

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    Olmos, Ricardo


    Full Text Available The paper presents the recently-published CR-ROM «The Iberians and their Images». The production of this CDROM has been possible thanks to the DGICYT (Madrid, through a PETRI project involving collaboration between CSIC and the computer company Micronet, SA. The project originated with the traveling exhibition La sociedad ibérica a través de la imagen, the layout of which inspired the structure of the CD-ROM, adapted to this new medium. The project provides complex research on images in the Iberian culture in the context of ancient Mediterranean cultures. From this point of view, it presents a very rich catalogue of over 1500 images of Iberian pre-history stretching from the late Bronze Age to the arrival of the Romans. The main objective has been to create a useful working tool for any specialist in the subject matter and to provide a rich and up-to-date document for any user interested in Iberian culture, of the archaeology, history and religions and myths of the ancient Mediterranean world.Presentamos en este artículo el CD-ROM Los iberos y sus imágenes, de reciente aparición en el mercado, cuya realización ha sido posible gracias a una subvención de la DGICYT, mediante un proyecto PETRI que ha implicado la colaboración entre el CSIC y la empresa informática MICRONET S.A. La génesis y el planteamiento del proyecto parte de la exposición itinerante La sociedad ibérica a través de la imagen, que guía la estructura general del Cd-rom, adaptada al nuevo soporte. Este proyecto plantea una indagación compleja sobre la imagen en la cultura ibérica, en el contexto de las culturas del mediterráneo antiguo. Desde este punto de vista, se ha realizado un riquísimo catálogo con más de 1500 imágenes de la Protohistoria ibérica que cronológicamente van del Bronce Final hasta la romanización. Se ha pretendido elaborar una obra que suponga una herramienta de trabajo para cualquier especialista en la materia y, por otro lado, un rico

  19. Una ventana al siglo XVII novohispano. Homenaje a Edmundo O’Gorman, México, Conaculta-INAH/Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C./Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C., 2001, CD rom.


    Vallejo Cervantes, Gabriela


    Uno de los instrumentos de trabajo más útiles y prácticos para el estudio del siglo XVII novohispano es el CD-Rom producido recientemente en colaboración entre varias institiciones mexicanas de cultura y de educación superior. El título, Una ventana al siglo XVII novohispano, expresa el espíritu que inspiró el inicio de la investigación: hacer un marco cronológico a través de un acervo documental que permitiese un nuevo atisbo, una nueva mirada sobre un siglo que aún contenía muchos vacíos e ...

  20. Review of Yanomamö Interactive: The Ax Fight. Peter Biella, Napoleon A. Chagnon and Gary Seaman. Harcourt Brace and Company, 1997 [ISBN 0-15-507653-1] [CD-ROM

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    Full Text Available In an as yet unpublished paper on computer-assisted visual anthropology, Michael D Fischer and David Zeitlyn [1] describe a 'book model' approach to multimedia, not strictly sequenced, but essentially consisting of a main text with hyperlinks to supporting information. At first glance this CD-ROM appears to conform to this model: a dominant text, in this case a complete digitization of Tim Asch and Napoleon Chagnon's 1974 film The Ax Fight, supplemented with a variety of additional information in the form of still photographs, genealogies of the main participants, maps, diagrams, short essays and transcriptions. In short, a main text plus footnotes and appendixes. If this were so, then Yanomamö Interactive would be a valuable but rather limited product, useful really only to those aquainted with the film who wished to learn a little more about it and its content.

  1. Resultados de la investigación evaluativa de un curso a distancia de genética humana para profesionales de las ciencias dela salud usando como material un CD-Rom


    Blanzaco, Plácido; Brissón, Cecilia; Ronchi, Roberto; Pedro, Ángela


    Introducción: La Genética ha sido la disciplina de evolución más rápida en los últimos años. En forma relativamente reciente se ha incorporado a la curricula de grado de las profesiones del área de la salud. La presente investigación busca evaluar el dictado de un curso de actualización y perfeccionamiento a distancia sobre Genética Humana usando como material didáctico el CD-ROM. Material y método: el curso fue dictado, en forma paralela a dos grupos de graduados; para uno de los g...

  2. Review of Excavating Occaneechi Town: Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Village in North Carolina. 1998, edited by R.P. Stephen Davis Jr., Patrick C. Livingood, Trawick Ward, and Vincas P. Steponaitis. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-6503-6 [CD-ROM

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    Jonathan Bateman


    Full Text Available The CD-ROM Excavating Occaneechi Town: Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Village in North Carolina has become a familiar site on my desk in the last few months. Not, I admit, because I have been avidly scouring its content on a regular basis, but because I have been putting off writing this review. A wealth of information can be an intimidating thing.

  3. Biomes and Natural Cycles. [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    This interactive multimedia software illustrates and explains life on planet Earth through colorful and dynamic representations. Clear explanations and animation elucidate a variety of subjects such as the organization of the ecosphere, the flux of energy, water cycles, climates, and characteristics of regions across the globe. Five animated films…

  4. Partners in Science. [CD-ROM]. (United States)


    Partners in Science students, aided by community professionals, learn science by designing and conducting their own research. Partners in Science brings the community and schools closer together through a mentorship program. Scientists, in fields ranging from wildlife biology to space physics, are in frequent contact with classes and home-schooled…

  5. Ed Couzens

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    MJM Venter

    users – human beings, for a daily needs component, and the environment itself – became the only "priority ... Stewart and Horsten argue that "South Africa is one of the few jurisdictions in the world that provides for an ... ruling on payment for water services in Mazibuko, questions related to access to water will continue to ...

  6. What does it take to create an effective and interactive learning environment with 700 students in a college Gen. Ed. Astro Course? (United States)

    Prather, Edward E.; Brissenden, G.; Cormier, S.; Eckenrode, J.; Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars CATS


    College-level general education (gen ed.) curricula in the US have many goals: exposing students to the breadth of human ideas; elevating their reading comprehension, writing abilities, critical reasoning skills; and providing an understanding of, and appreciation for, subjects outside of their chosen field of study. Unfortunately the majority of the teaching and learning for gen ed. courses takes place in large enrollment courses. In the wake of the recent US financial crisis, many institutions of higher learning face extreme budget cuts, leading many faculty to teach in substantially larger classes with increasingly fewer resources. At the University of Arizona this issue manifests itself in mega-classes with enrollments from 700-1400. We discuss key programmatic and pedagogical changes involved in successfully implementing proven collaborative learning strategies into an Astro 101 mega-class. From devising new ways to hand out and collect papers, to altering course seating, to outlawing cell phones and laptops, to implementing new ways of administering tests. We take a "what ever it takes” approach to engineering this mega-course environment so it can succeed as a learner-centered classroom. Paramount to the success of this course has been the creation of the new CAE Ambassadors program which advances the leadership role of prior non-science majors along the continuum from student, to teaching assistant, to science education researcher, to STEM minor. This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0715517, a CCLI Phase III Grant for the Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars (CATS). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

  7. Inform@ed space

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    Bjerrum, Peter; Olsen, Kasper Nefer


    Inform@ed space Sensorial Perception And Computer Enchancement - bidrag til Nordisk Arkitekturforskningsforenings IT-konference, AAA april 2001.......Inform@ed space Sensorial Perception And Computer Enchancement - bidrag til Nordisk Arkitekturforskningsforenings IT-konference, AAA april 2001....

  8. PREFACE: EDS2010 Preface (United States)

    Heggie, Malcolm I.


    The biennial international conference on Extended Defects in Semiconductors started in 1978 with a meeting in Hünfeld, Germany. Subsequent meetings rotated between Poland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Russia and Italy, culminating in EDS2004 in Chernogolovka, EDS2006 in Halle and EDS2008 in Poitiers. EDS2010 was held at the University of Sussex at Brighton, UK from September 19th to 24th. An extension of the tabulation of this history, which first appeared on the EDS2006 website, is given in the attached PDF. It is with sadness that we note one of the founders of the series, Prof. Dr Helmut Alexander, passed away on 3 December 2009 and we were proud to dedicate EDS2010 to his memory. It has become a tradition to make an award in his name, and this year it was made to Ivan Isacov for his poster "Electrical levels of dislocation networks in p- and n-type silicon". A short and warm celebration of Prof. Dr Alexander's life by his friends and colleagues, Prof. Drs Helmut Gottschalk, Eicke Weber and Wolfgang Schröter, is included in this volume. The conference was a forum for the state-of-the-art of investigation and modelling of extended defects in semiconductors. Scientists from universities, research institutes and industry made contributions to a deeper understanding of extended defects, their interaction with point defects and their role in the development of semiconductor technology. The remit of the conference included extended defects, nanostructures, nanoparticles, quantum dots and interfaces within semiconducting materials ranging from narrow to wide band gaps, including graphene-derived materials and diamond. Scientific interests range from defect geometry, electronic structure, dynamics, spectroscopy, microscopy, reactions and chemistry to introduction mechanisms, such as implantation and strained layers and the operation of devices such as integrated circuits, heterostructures, and solar cells. The organisers were confronted with a long period between

  9. Review of CD Rom: The Virtual Surgeon: ACL Reconstruction ...

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    THE VIRTUAL SURGEON: ACL RECONSTRUCTION Professor George Bentley ChM FRCS, Russell E LVindsor MD, Mr Andrew Williams FRCS(0rth); 4150 + VAT(UK) The Virtual Surgeon - 3D Anatomy of the Knee 469 + VAT(UK). TVF Multimedia Ltd, 375 City Road, London, EClV lNB, UK ...

  10. High velocity impact on textile reinformced composties (CD-rom)

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    Warnet, Laurent; Akkerman, Remko; Ravensberg, M.; Ishikawa, T.; Hojo, M.; Sugimoto, S.; Ogasarawa, T.; Kageyama, K.; Takeda, N.


    Failure behavior of fiber reinforced plastics is a complex issue. Under impact conditions, the behavior depends among other aspects, on the structure formed by the fibers, the impact velocity and the geometry considered. A newly built gas-gun facility for high velocity impact (HSI) at the University

  11. MEDALIST: Communication Drills for Distributed Coaching (CD-ROM)

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    Graves, Christopher R; Jenkins, Samuel N; Flynn, Michael R; Shadrick, Scott B


    .... The MEDALIST approach comprises a notional structure of communication drills with varying difficulty levels and scenario settings, targeted training audiences, a distributed performance coaching...

  12. Portals to Knowledge: CD-ROM Encyclopaedias, with Specific ...

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    However, this close link has had an unfortunate result: the marginalisation in the theoretical debate of nonlinguistic dictionaries and especially of the encyclopaedia. In this article, semantic, lexicographical and pragmatic motivations will be given for a renewed interest in encyclopaedias. The revolution caused by CD-ROM ...


    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked together to create a Digital Atlas of Lake Texoma. The Digital Atlas of Lake Texoma contains 29 digital map data sets covering Cooke and Grayson Counties in Texas, and Bryan,...

  14. CD-ROM Applications in Professional Military Education (PME) (United States)


    Software from several vendors operates with these networks, including Novell Netware, Microsoft LAN Manager, and Banyan Vines . For the sake of long-term...90503 Epson America 2780 Lomita Blvd. 800/922-8911 Torrance, CA 90505 310/782-0770 Hewlett Packard 19310 Prune Ridge Ave. 800/752-9000 Cupertino, CA

  15. Constitutive modeling of metastable austenitic stainless steel (CD-rom)

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    Perdahcioglu, Emin Semih; Geijselaers, Hubertus J.M.; Huetink, Han; Boisse, P.


    A stress-update algorithm is developed for austenitic metastable steels which undergo phase evolution during deformation. The material initially comprises only the soft and ductile austenite phase which due to the phenomenon of mechanically induced martensitic transformation, transforms completely

  16. Nonminimum Phase Behavior of Laser Material Processing (cd-rom)

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    Römer, Gerardus Richardus, Bernardus, Engelina; Weerkamp, N.P.; Meijer, J.; Postma, S.; Postma, S.


    Optical sensors are increasingly applied in laser material processing to monitor and control the lasermaterial interaction zone. Dynamic models, relating the sensor signals (e.g. as temperature or molten area) to the process inputs (e.g. laser power or beam velocity), provide the basis for the

  17. Perspectives in CD-ROM for Information Storage and Retrieval. (United States)

    Lunin, Lois F., Ed.; Schipma, Peter B., Ed.


    A series of six articles discusses the technology of optical data disks, current and possible future applications of this technology, their potential impact on information retrieval systems, and the potential problems as they apply to information science. (CLB)

  18. Transverse permeability of woven fabrics (CD-rom)

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    Grouve, Wouter Johannes Bernardus; Akkerman, Remko; Loendersloot, Richard; van den Berg, S.; Boisse, P.


    transverse permeability is an essential input in describing the consolidation process of CETEX® laminates. A two-dimensional, finite difference based, Stokes flow solver has been developed to determine the mesoscopic permeability of arbitrary fabric structures. The use of a multigrid solver

  19. Mechanic waves in sand: Effect of polydispersity (CD-rom)

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    Luding, Stefan; Mouraille, O.J.P.; Peukert, W.; Schreglmann, C.


    The sound propagation mechanisms inside dense granular matter are challenging the attempts to describe it because of the discrete nature of the material. Phenomena like dissipation, scattering, and dispersion are hard to predict based on the material state and/or properties and vice-versa. We

  20. An in-school CD-ROM asthma education program. (United States)

    Yawn, B P; Algatt-Bergstrom, P J; Yawn, R A; Wollan, P; Greco, M; Gleason, M; Markson, L


    Computer-based education in schools is not novel. However, only a few computer games have been introduced into school-based health education programs. This study describes inclusion of an asthma education space adventure game into fourth-grade classrooms. Using the game improved asthma knowledge in the intervention classes. Children in the active participation classroom gained significantly more asthma knowledge over the observation period compared to the classroom that did not play the computer game. Knowledge gained was retained over a four-week period and the addition of physician-led talks appeared to add little to the knowledge gained. "Air Academy: The Quest for Airtopia" is an easy and successful tool for elementary grade asthma-related health education in schools.

  1. TED-Ed lessons & TED-Ed clubs: Educational activities to amplify students' voices (United States)

    Villias, Georgios


    TED-Ed lessons and TED-Ed clubs are two powerful educational tools that can be used in today's school classrooms in order to create an educational environment that is engaging for the students and favors their active participation, created and fostered by TED-Ed. TED-Ed is TED's educational initiative, committed to create lessons worth sharing and amplify the voices and ideas of teachers and students around the world. TED-Ed animated lessons are fully organized lessons structured around an animated video that introduces new topics to learners in an exciting, thought-provoking way. These lessons have been created as a result of the cooperation between expert educators and animators and have been uploaded at the TED-Ed platform ( On the other hand, TED-Ed Clubs are also an interesting way to offer students the chance, the voice and the opportunity to express their thoughts, engage actively on these matters and connect with each other, both at a local, as well as at an international level ( By developing new TED-Ed lessons or by customizing appropriately existing animated TED-Ed lessons (translating, modifying the questions asked, introducing new discussion topics), I have created and implemented in my student-centered, didactic approach, a series of TED-ED animated lessons directly connected with the Greek national science syllabus that were used to spark students curiosity and initiate a further analytical discussion or introduce other relevant educational activities ( Furthermore, at my school, we established Varvakeio TED-Ed Club, an environment that supports and empowers our students to research, develop and disseminate their own personal ideas that worth spreading. During the year, our members were inspired by watching TED talks presented by experts on their field on various different areas, including social, economical, environmental and technological-scientific issues. Our aim

  2. EDS becomes CERN Openlab contributor

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    "EDS today announced that it has become an official contributor to CERN openlab. The purpose of the joint project between CERN and EDS is to carry out research and development in the field of monitoring, management and operaiton of grid services." (2/3 page)

  3. Rebooting the EdD (United States)

    Wergin, Jon F.


    In this essay, Jon Wergin reminds readers of the philosophical and historical foundations of the doctor of education (EdD) degree. He argues that the EdD should be based, in large part, on John Dewey's progressive ideals of democratization and Paulo Freire's concepts of emancipatory education. Drawing on theories of reflective practice,…

  4. EDS becoms CERN Openlab contributor

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    "EDS announced that it has become an official contributor to CERN openlab. The purpose of the joint project beteween CERN and EDS is to carry out research and development in the field of monitoring, management and operation of grid services." (1 page)

  5. Canadian EdGEO National Workshop Program (United States)

    Clinton, L. A.; Haidl, F. M.; Hymers, L. A.; van der Flier-Keller, E.


    Established in the early 1970s, EdGEO supports locally driven geosciences workshops for Canadian teachers. Workshops are organized by geoscientists and teachers, and typically have field, laboratory and classroom components. Grants of up to $3000 per workshop are available from the National EdGEO Program. By providing educational opportunities for today's teachers and, through them, their students, EdGEO seeks to cultivate a heightened awareness of our planet. EdGEO workshops provide teachers with potential fieldtrip sites for their students and the knowledge, enthusiasm and materials to inspire their students to engage in geoscience. Networking opportunities with local experts promote the importance of the geoscience profession. The expected result is an improved capacity on the part of Canadians to understand the Earth and to make informed decisions, especially with regard to the use of mineral and energy resources, the maintenance and remediation of the environment, and response to geological hazards. There exists a critical need to provide teachers with training and resources to tackle their Earth science curricula. In 2008, EdGEO supported fourteen workshops, with an unprecedented 521 teachers attending. These teachers then used our resources to reach an estimated 14,000 students during that single academic year. EdGEO workshops are locally driven and are therefore very diverse. Workshops are strongly tied to the provincial curriculum, focus on a specific geoscience topic, or may be largely field-based to demonstrate and practice how field activities could be incorporated into Earth science teaching. Many strive to include all of these important components. Geoscientists and teachers work collaboratively to develop and deliver EdGEO workshops to ensure that the activities can be effectively used in the classroom. The length of these professional development opportunities range from two-hour sessions to several days, and can generally accommodate up to twenty

  6. TechEdSat Project (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The overall goal of the Technical Education Satellite (TechEdSat) is to employ a small spacecraft to evaluate, demonstrate, and validate two new technologies for...

  7. Democrazia ed élites

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    Full Text Available L’articolo si propone di mostrare che la teoria della classe politica, formulata ed elaborata da scrittori conservatori con precisi intenti di polemica antidemocratica, è stata utilizzata anche da scrittori decoratici; in secondo luogo di confermare la tesi cara a Pareto, secondo cui altro è il valore scientifico di una teoria politica, altro il suo uso ideologico

  8. Mitigating Higher Ed Cyber Attacks (United States)

    Rogers, Gary; Ashford, Tina


    In this presentation we will discuss the many and varied cyber attacks that have recently occurred in the higher ed community. We will discuss the perpetrators, the victims, the impact and how these institutions have evolved to meet this threat. Mitigation techniques and defense strategies will be covered as will a discussion of effective security…

  9. 35 years of EDS software. (United States)

    Schamber, Frederick H


    The computerized multichannel analyzer running software specifically designed for X-ray analysis appeared very early in the commercialization of the energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) and, like the solid-state X-ray detector itself, was built on a technology foundation originally developed for nuclear spectroscopy. However, software techniques employed for gamma-ray spectra could not accommodate the continuum component of EDS spectra, and a new approach was required. Least-squares fitting with "top-hat" filtered spectra proved to be an effective solution that is still widely used today. Though modern computer technology has subsequently contributed greatly to the speed and convenience of present-day EDS software, it seems that the achievable accuracy and precision of spectrum analysis has not fundamentally improved, and most of the early challenges are still quite relevant, although they may appear in new guises. The availability of the high speed silicon drift detector, however, may provide both the incentive and the data precision to drive future advances. This article traces the formative years of EDS software from the personalized perspective of a participant. Factors that shaped the development of the industry are identified, and future directions are speculated.

  10. Interact-ed interwinning nature of virtual reality


    Özenç, Kürşat Fatih; Ozenc, Kursat Fatih


    In our highly computerized world, we live in an environment which resembles an intertwining mobius of 'real' and 'virtual'. In interact-ed's visual context, the virtual and the real have been quettioned with respect to this interrelation. The investigation is moreover done with the concept of dreams. Dreams, like virtual environments, affect our life 'apperently'; not 'really'. As affective experiences, virtual (environments) and dreams are tightly related to each other. In somne conditions t...

  11. Ed Watson 1940-2006

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    Ed Watson arrived at CERN in March 1973 to work on digital electronics and CAMAC systems under Bob Dobinson, after many years at Rolls Royce in Scotland. He joined the European Muon Collaboration in 1976, where he played a major role in the design, deployment and running of its data acquisition system (DAQ) with David Botterill, Bob Dobinson, and Vicky White. The CAMAC-ROMULUS system was by far the largest and most advanced of its time, and it became a defining standard for DAQ systems for years to come. Ed was deeply involved in the detailed planning of the control rooms and the experiment cabling, as well as sharing the responsibility for the CAMAC readout system. He had a real talent for trouble shooting and played a vital part in supporting the experiment throughout its lifetime. He offered great moral support to the younger members of the collaboration and helped them a great deal with their work. The EMC had a wonderful social life to which Ed was a major contributor - who can forget its barbecues?  In...

  12. Ed Watson - 1940-2006

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    Ed Watson passed away suddenly on 1 August in Geneva, he was 66. He leaves his wife and two children. Ed Watson arrived at CERN in March 1973 to work on digital electronics and CAMAC systems under Bob Dobinson, after many years at Rolls Royce in Scotland. He joined the European Muon Collaboration in 1976, where he played a major role in the design, deployment and running of its data acquisition system (DAQ) with David Botterill, Bob Dobinson, and Vicky White. The CAMAC-ROMULUS system was by far the largest and most advanced of its time, and it became a defining standard for DAQ systems for years to come. Ed was deeply involved in the detailed planning of the control rooms and the experiment cabling, as well as sharing the responsibility for the CAMAC readout system. He had a real talent for trouble shooting and played a vital part in supporting the experiment throughout its lifetime. He offered great moral support to the younger members of the collaboration and helped them a great deal with their work. The...

  13. Environment

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    Valentini, Chiara


    The term environment refers to the internal and external context in which organizations operate. For some scholars, environment is defined as an arrangement of political, economic, social and cultural factors existing in a given context that have an impact on organizational processes and structures....... For others, environment is a generic term describing a large variety of stakeholders and how these interact and act upon organizations. Organizations and their environment are mutually interdependent and organizational communications are highly affected by the environment. This entry examines the origin...... and development of organization-environment interdependence, the nature of the concept of environment and its relevance for communication scholarships and activities....

  14. Energy balances of OECD countries 2003-2004. 2006 ed.

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    The volume contains data on the supply and consumption of coal, oil, gas, electricity, heat, renewables and waste. Figures are expressed in million tonnes of oil equivalent. Historical tables summarise key energy and economic indicators as well as production, trade, and final consumption data. The book also includes definitions of products and flows, explanatory notes on individual country data and conversion factors from original units to tonnes of oil equivalent. More detailed data in original units are published in 'Energy statistics of OECD countries 2003-2004'. Multilingual glossaries are included. Data from 1960 to 2004 are available on CD-ROM or as a PDF and a data service is available on the internet at

  15. 78 FR 55684 - ConnectED Workshop (United States)


    ... National Telecommunications and Information Administration ConnectED Workshop AGENCY: National... in the United States to next- generation broadband. This Notice announces that the ConnectED Workshop... ConnectED Workshop will discuss the growing bandwidth needs of K-12 schools as more schools use mobile...

  16. AdvancED Flex 4

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    Tiwari, Shashank; Schulze, Charlie


    AdvancED Flex 4 makes advanced Flex 4 concepts and techniques easy. Ajax, RIA, Web 2.0, mashups, mobile applications, the most sophisticated web tools, and the coolest interactive web applications are all covered with practical, visually oriented recipes. * Completely updated for the new tools in Flex 4* Demonstrates how to use Flex 4 to create robust and scalable enterprise-grade Rich Internet Applications.* Teaches you to build high-performance web applications with interactivity that really engages your users.* What you'll learn Practiced beginners and intermediate users of Flex, especially

  17. Lack of information underlies women's perceptions of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs in Japan. (United States)

    Mita, Koji; Kakehashi, Masayuki; Hasegawa, Yasuhisa; Inoue, Yoji; Shigeta, Masanobu; Matsubara, Akio; Usui, Tsuguru


    Some Japanese women are known to have negative attitudes toward erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, but the environment underlying these perceptions is unclear. To reveal the underlying environment that shapes women's perceptions of ED drugs in Japan. A web-based questionnaire was conducted through an Internet-based market research company. A total of 2,593 women in five age groups (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s or older) were randomly invited to participate in this study, with an almost equal number in each age group. The questionnaire contained 30 items related to individual background and sexual information, concerns about the image of ED drugs, ED drug-related perceptions, and attitude toward sexual information media. The women's attitude and the independent predictors that affect their partner's use of ED drugs were clarified. Answers were obtained from 1,077 women, of whom 35.4% (n=381) had a negative image of ED drugs. Although 69.5% (n=749) agreed that a sexual relationship with a male partner was important, only 26.7% (n=288) agreed that this remained important if ED drugs were used. However, 56.7% (n=611) and 57.7% (n=621) of respondents, respectively, answered that they would allow their partner's use of ED drugs if they imagined that they understood the safety and effectiveness of ED drugs and that their quality of life was improved by their partner's use of the drugs. Lack of information about ED drugs was a significant predictor for acceptance of a partner's use of ED drugs among women with a negative image of ED drugs, since they were more likely to accept the use of these drugs if they were convinced about their safety and effectiveness or positive effect on quality of life. Lack of information about ED drugs may influence the perception of women in Japan regarding these drugs.

  18. Patient-Centered Care Transition for Patients Admitted through the ED: Improving Patient and Employee Experience

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    Andrea Algauer BSN, RN


    Full Text Available With increasing wait times in emergency departments (ED across America, there is a need to streamline the inpatient admission process in order to decrease wait times and more important, to increase patient and employee satisfaction. One inpatient unit at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center initiated a program to help expedite the inpatient admission process from the ED. The goal of the ED Bridge program is to ease the patient's transition from the ED to an inpatient unit by visiting the patient in the ED and introducing and setting expectations for the inpatient environment (i.e. telemetry alarms, roommates, hourly comfort rounds. Along with improving the patient experience, this program intends to improve the collaboration between ED nurses and inpatient nurses. With the continued support of our nurse management, hospital administrators and most important, our staff, this concept is aimed to increase patient satisfaction scores and subsequently employee satisfaction.

  19. Patient-Centered Care Transition for Patients Admitted through the ED: Improving Patient and Employee Experience. (United States)

    Algauer, Andrea; Rivera, Stephanie; Faurote, Robert


    With increasing wait times in emergency departments (ED) across America, there is a need to streamline the inpatient admission process in order to decrease wait times and more important, to increase patient and employee satisfaction. One inpatient unit at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center initiated a program to help expedite the inpatient admission process from the ED. The goal of the ED Bridge program is to ease the patient's transition from the ED to an inpatient unit by visiting the patient in the ED and introducing and setting expectations for the inpatient environment (i.e. telemetry alarms, roommates, hourly comfort rounds). Along with improving the patient experience, this program intends to improve the collaboration between ED nurses and inpatient nurses. With the continued support of our nurse management, hospital administrators and most important, our staff, this concept is aimed to increase patient satisfaction scores and subsequently employee satisfaction.

  20. Environmentální etika (podkladové materiály pro konferenci ministrů životního prostředí v roce 1991 v Dobříši

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    Redakce Envigogika


    Full Text Available Erazim KOHAK, Professor of Philosophy, Charles' University, Prague, Czechoslovakia and Boston University, Boston, Mass., USA: Up-Front EcologyDieter BIRNBACHER, Priv.- Doz., Dr., Ak. Rat University of Essen, Germany: The Ethics of Long Term Environmental Responsibility: the Problem of Climatic ChangeBarry COMMONER, Director, Center of the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, City University of New York: Pollution Prevention: The Source of an Ethical Foundation for Sustainable DevelopmentErazim KOHÁK, Prof., PhDr., DrSc., Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Boston University, Mass., USA,: Toward an Agathocentric EcologyRudolf KOLARSKY, Institute of Philosophy, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences Prague Igor MÍCHAL Federal Committee for the Environment, Prague, Czechoslovakia Values, Ethics and EnvironmentTeodor MÜNZ, Philosophical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia: Reflections on Christianity and the Ecological CrisisArne NAESS, Professor, Council for Environmental Studies, University of Oslo, Norway: Sustainability: The Integral Approach

  1. The MAL-ED study: a multinational and multidisciplinary approach to understand the relationship between enteric pathogens, malnutrition, gut physiology, physical growth, cognitive development, and immune responses in infants and children up to 2 years of age in resource-poor environments. (United States)


    Highly prevalent conditions with multiple and complex underlying etiologies are a challenge to public health. Undernutrition, for example, affects 20% of children in the developing world. The cause and consequence of poor nutrition are multifaceted. Undernutrition has been associated with half of all deaths worldwide in children aged cognitive and physical growth deficits across multiple generations and have been thought to suppress immunity to further infections and to reduce the efficacy of childhood vaccines. The Etiology, Risk Factors, and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health (MAL-ED) Study, led by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, has been established at sites in 8 countries with historically high incidence of diarrheal disease and undernutrition. Central to the study is the hypothesis that enteropathogen infection contributes to undernutrition by causing intestinal inflammation and/or by altering intestinal barrier and absorptive function. It is further postulated that this leads to growth faltering and deficits in cognitive development. The effects of repeated enteric infection and undernutrition on the immune response to childhood vaccines is also being examined in the study. MAL-ED uses a prospective longitudinal design that offers a unique opportunity to directly address a complex system of exposures and health outcomes in the community-rather than the relatively rarer circumstances that lead to hospitalization-during the critical period of development of the first 2 years of life. Among the factors being evaluated are enteric infections (with or without diarrhea) and other illness indicators, micronutrient levels, diet, socioeconomic status, gut function, and the environment. MAL-ED aims to describe these factors, their interrelationships, and their overall impact on health outcomes in unprecedented detail

  2. Automated Control of Shipboard Ventilation Systems: Phase 2 Part B Test Results (CD-ROM) (United States)

    Smoke Control Dampers and fourteen Smoke Purge Dampers. Most of the ventilation terminals serve the Main and 2nd Decks, and to a lesser extent, the 01 Level and 03 Decks. Under the existing control system, the SES system is capable of two modes of operation, Collective Protection System (CPS) and SES. These two modes were replaced by a single automated mode, AUTO mode. This system takes its cues from sensors and automatically goes to smoke ejection under fire and smoke

  3. Bridging the Design Gap: Towards an intuitive Design Tool (CD ROM)

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    Wendrich, Robert E.; Tragter, Hendrik; Kokkeler, Frans; van Houten, Frederikus J.A.M.


    A main task of industrial designers is the shaping and transformations of ideas or fuzzy notions into abstract or materialized equivalents. These sketches, models or other representations can be described as the sum of form and shape aspects, aesthetics, intuitive qualities as well as technical and

  4. Review of A Compendium of Pevsner's Buildings of England [CD=-ROM

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Malcolm Airs


    Full Text Available Misleading titles might seem a good idea to the marketing department of a publishing house but by raising expectations that cannot be fulfilled they run the risk of concealing the real merits of a publication. Thus this very useful CD was launched in 1995 by Oxford University Press at an extraordinarily high price under the guise of providing something very much more comprehensive than it could deliver. Not surprisingly, it failed to sell in sufficient numbers and was dropped from the publisher's list but thankfully it has been rescued by the enterprising compiler and the remaining copies are available directly from him at less than a third of the original price. For the serious student of above-ground archaeology in its widest meaning, it is well worth purchasing at the new price provided that its limitations are recognised at the outset. It is not a compendium in any meaningful sense of that word. At the very least, that would suggest elements of the text and some of the plans and photographs and it contains none of these. Quite simply, it is a text-only index to the Buildings of England and I calculate that if it had been available thirty years ago when I was embarking on my doctoral dissertation it would have saved me something like a year of research time. It is not a substitute for the text of the series, whose strengths and weaknesses are well enough known not to need rehearsing here, but it is the key to unlocking the vast amount of information that is contained in each volume and ordering that information into patterns that are both useful and illuminating.

  5. Design and development of a cd-rom in dynamic functional rehabilitation of the maxillary bones


    Mosquera, Lorenzo; Cárdenas, Andrea; Moscote, Sofía; Larrahondo, Ritherken; Hurtado, Martha; González, María Alejandra


    Introduction: This article is part of a research line entitled “Pedagogy and Didactics in Dental Teaching” carried out in 2012 by the postgraduate dental research group at the Bogotá campus of the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. In the context of the era of technology, a teacher-student interaction is made use of when designing, developing and using a teaching tool based on multimedia software, with content-oriented Dynamic Functional Rehabilitation of the Jaws. Objective: To design and ...

  6. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Ross Sea - 1980, SDLS, CD-ROM vol 4 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data from seven lines recorded during 1980 in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, by the Bundesanstalt fur...

  7. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Ross Sea 1987-1988, SDLS CD-ROM vol 2 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data from six lines recorded during 1988 in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, by the Bundesanstalt fur...

  8. Guide Structures in CD-ROM Dic- tionaries, with Specific Reference ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    of the Microsoft Encarta World English Dictionary and the Elektroniese Handwoordeboek van die Afri- kaanse Taal will be analysed and critically evaluated to illustrate the advantages of electronic dic- tionaries over print dictionaries and the urgent need for metalexicographical discussion of this publication medium.

  9. Strategic Planning in Higher Education: A Guide for Leaders. Second Edition [with CD-ROM (United States)

    Tromp, Sherrie A.; Ruben, Brent D.


    "Strategic Planning in Higher Education" unveils a comprehensive approach to planning that has proved successful at Rutgers University. The SPHE framework, developed by authors Tromp and Ruben, provides a blueprint for planning--a step-by-step approach that guides leaders on strategic thinking; helps them align organizational goals with…

  10. Global Soil Data Products CD-ROM Contents (IGBP-DIS) (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set contains global data on soil properties, global maps of soil distributions, and the SoilData System developed by the International Geosphere-Biosphere...

  11. CD ROM (Compact Disc Read Only Memory): Potential Uses at Air University. (United States)


    Toshiba , Panasonic, Sanyo, and JVC 1 (1:64-65). This chapter will limit itself to the offerings from Philips, Hitachi, and Sony, as they provide a...Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Interview, December 1987 and January 1988. 17. Bowker’s PLUS System, ( Advertisement ), American Libraries, Vol. 18, No

  12. Multichannel Seismic Reflection - SCAR- Prydz Bay 1980 SDLS CD-ROM vol 8 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1980 in the Prydz Bay region, by Australian Geological Survey Organization. The...

  13. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Antarctic Peninsula - 1988-1989, SDLS CD-ROM vol 25 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1988-89 in the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, by the Japan National Oil...

  14. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Ross Sea - 1980, SDLS CD-ROM vol 3 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data from four lines recorded during 1980 in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, by the Bundesanstalt fur...

  15. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Ross Sea 1982, SDLS CD-ROM vol 12 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data from seven lines recorded during 1982 in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, by the Institut Francais du...

  16. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Antarctic Peninsula 1987-88, SDLS CD-ROM vol 24 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1987-88 in the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, by the Japan National Oil...

  17. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR, Ross Sea - 1982-1983, CD-ROM vol 9 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data from fourteen lines recorded during 1982 in the Ross Sea and Wilkes Island, Antarctica, by the...

  18. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Wilkes Land, 1983, SDLS CD-ROM vol 10 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data from thirteen lines recorded during 1983 off Wilkes Island, Antarctica, by the Japan National Oil...

  19. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five Approaches [with CD-ROM]. Second Edition (United States)

    Creswell, John W.


    This new version explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Using an accessible and engaging writing style, the author compares theoretical frameworks, ways to employ standards of quality, and…


    This compact disc contains digital data sets of the surficial geology and geologic faults for the 1:250,000-scale Sherman quadrangle, North Central Texas, and can be used to make geologic maps, and determine approximate areas and locations of various geologic units. The source d...

  1. A compact multi-trap optical tweezer system based on CD-ROM technologies (United States)

    McMenamin, T.; Lee, W. M.


    We implemented an integrated time sharing multiple optical trapping system through the synchronisation of high speed voice coil scanning lens and laser pulsing. The integration is achieved by using commonly available optical pickup unit (OPU) that exists inside optical drives. Scanning frequencies of up to 2 kHz were showed to achieve arbitrary distribution of optical traps within the one-dimensional scan range of the voice coil motor. The functions of the system were demonstrated by the imaging and trapping of 1 μm particles and giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs). The new device circumvents existing bulky laser scanning systems (4f lens systems) with an integrated laser and lens steering platform that can be integrated on a variety of microscopy platforms (confocal, lightsheet, darkfield).

  2. Understanding Interactive CD-ROM Storybooks and Their Functions in Reading Comprehension: A Critical Review (United States)

    Ertem, Ihsan Seyit


    With dramatic changes and recent advances in multimedia, digital technologies through computers propose new ways for introducing kids to the literacy. Literacy educators have stated that traditional printed books are not sufficient and electronic books have the potential to change reading skills. As a valuable tool in educational settings new and…

  3. User Interface Evaluation of a Multimedia CD-ROM for Teaching Minor Skin Surgery (United States)

    Ahmed, Jamil Shaikh; Coughlan, Jane; Edwards, Michael; Morar, Sonali S.


    Expert operative information is a prerequisite for any form of surgical training. However, the shortening of working hours has reduced surgical training time and learning opportunities. As a potential solution to this problem, multimedia programs have been designed to provide computer-based assistance to surgical trainees outside of the operating…

  4. Multichannel Seismic Reflection - SCAR- Antarctic Penn. 1987-88 SDLS CD-ROM vol 27 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1987-88 in the Antarctica Peninsula region, by Petrobras, Brazil. The following...

  5. Multichannel Seismic Reflection - SCAR- Antarctic Penn. 1987-88 SDLS CD-ROM vol 26 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1987-88 in the Antarctica Peninsula region, by Petrobras, Brazil. The following...

  6. Numerical Simulation of Gleeble Torsion Testing of HSLA-65 Steel (CD-ROM)

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Forrest, David R; Sinfield, Matthew F


    ... to the extreme thermal and strain field gradients within a friction stir weld. This allows us to independently vary strain and temperature with time in ways that may not even be possible under normal function stir welding conditions...

  7. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Ross Sea - 1989, SDLS CD-ROM vol 14 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1989 field season in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, by the SEVMORGEOLOGIA, RUSSIS. The...

  8. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Weddell Sea - 1978, SDLS CD-ROM vol 17 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1978 in the Weddell Sea and Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, by the Bundesanstalt fur...

  9. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Ross Sea 1980, SDLS, CD-ROM vol 5 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data from eleven lines recorded during 1980 in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, by the Bundesanstalt fur...

  10. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Antarctic Peninsula - 1985, SDLS CD-ROM vol 16 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1985 field season along the north side of the Antarctic-Peninsula by the British...

  11. The High-Energy Astrophysics Learning Center, Version 1. [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Whitlock, Laura A.; Allen, Jesse S.; Lochner, James C.

    The High-Energy Astrophysics (HEA) Learning Center gives students, teachers, and the general public a window into the world of high-energy astrophysics. The universe is revealed through x-rays and gamma rays where matter exists under extreme conditions. Information is available on astrophysics at a variety of reading levels, and is illustrated…

  12. Solid Waste Educational Resources and Activities: Let's Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

    This contains games, activities, publications, and resources for students and teachers on how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and properly manage waste. It also contains a screen saver featuring runners-up from the Earth Day 2000 art contest. Activities and games include titles such as "Planet Protectors,""Recycle City,""Trash…

  13. A study comparing centralized CD-ROM and decentralized intranet access to MEDLINE (United States)

    Darmoni, Stefan J.; Benichou, Jacques; Thirion, Benoit; Hellot, Marie France; Fuss, Jacques


    Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a decentralized intranet access in each medical department as opposed to centralized unique MEDLINE access in the medical library. Design: A two-phase questionnaire to evaluate MEDLINE use was given to junior and senior physicians at Rouen University Hospital (RUH). Phase I (August–October 1996) corresponded to a time period when centralized access was the only means of access available and phase II (August–October 1997) to a time period following the introduction of decentralized intranet access. Results: A total of 168 physicians filled out at least one phase of the questionnaire, among whom 123 (73%) filled out both phases. Use of MEDLINE significantly increased in 1997 (average of 10.2 ± 1.1 searches in three months) versus 1996 (average of 4.9 ± 0.7 searches in three months, P MEDLINE significantly increased: explosion (P MEDLINE increased the number of searches and knowledge of this bibliographic database. MEDLINE intranet access modified the purpose and the methods of searching. PMID:10783970

  14. Parenting Wisely: Parent Training via CD-ROM with an Australian Sample (United States)

    Cefai, Josie; Smith, David; Pushak, Robert E.


    The effectiveness of a parenting program was examined with an Australian sample regarding improved parent knowledge, parental sense of competence, and child behavior. One hundred and sixteen parents and their children were randomly assigned to three conditions: a two-session group based intervention, a two-session self-administered individual…

  15. Design Optimization utilizing dynamic substructuring and artificial intelligence techniques (CD ROM)

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Akcay-Perdahcioglu, Didem; Ellenbroek, Marcellinus Hermannus Maria; van der Hoogt, Peter; de Boer, Andries


    In mechanical and structural systems, resonance may cause large strains and stresses which can lead to the failure of the system. Since it is often not possible to change the frequency content of the external load excitation, the phenomenon can only be avoided by updating the design of the

  16. Natural Tasking of Robots Based on Human Interaction Cues (CD-ROM)

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Brooks, Rodney A


    .... Instructing a dextrous forklift-like robot to load a truck by showing it how the particular bulk food sacks should be stacked together, one by one. Our approach was based on two key ides; imitation and social interaction.

  17. HF Interference, Procedures and Tools (Interferences HF, procedures et outils) (CD-ROM)

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library


    ...) on "HF Interference, Procedures and Tools", to address the concerns raised by the potential for unintentional radio interference to be caused by the widespread operation of broadband wire line...

  18. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Wilkes Land 1982, SDLS CD-ROM vol 11 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data from sixteen lines recorded during 1982 off Wilkes Island, Antarctica, by the Institut Francais du...

  19. Micromaths: Learning To Teach with Technology from a CD-ROM? (United States)

    Oldknow, Adrian


    Presents a program in the United Kingdom that trains every serving teacher and trainee teacher how to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to teach their subjects more effectively. Discusses mathematics education related to this part of the program. (ASK)

  20. Introduction to Flight Test Engineering (Introduction aux techniques des essais en vol) (CD-ROM)

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Stoliker, Fred


    .... While the AGARDograph series 300 and 160 series deal with aspects of this testing, this volume pulls it all together as an introduction to the process required to do effective flight test engineering...

  1. Collected Data from The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study, NASA, CD-ROM (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set provides Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) project information and data collected at selected sites in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan and...

  2. The First Wave: CD-ROM Adoption in Offices and Libraries. (United States)

    Paisley, William; Butler, Matilda


    Predictions for the future of optical disk technology are based on three phases of development: feasibility testing; use as a replacement technology for older technologies; and the introduction of new applications not possible in older technologies. (Author/CLB)

  3. Nanotechnology Aerospace Applications (Applications aerospatiales de la nanotechnologie) (CD-ROM) (United States)

    ABSTRACT: The Educational Notes contain the abstracts and the lecture material of ten presentations, which provide a general introduction into... commercialisation . The lectures were held in October and November 2006 in four cities, namely Seattle, USA, Montreal, CAN, Ljubljana, SVN, and Bordeaux, FRA. The

  4. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Ross Sea - 1987, SDLS CD-ROM vol 13 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during the 1987 field season in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, by SEVMORGEOLOGIA, RUSSIA. The...

  5. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Prydz Bay - 1984-1985, SDLS CD-ROM vol 21 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1984-85 in the Prydz Bay region, Antarctica, by the Japan National Oil...

  6. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Weddell Sea - 1978, SDLS CD-ROM vol 19 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1978 in the Weddell Sea and Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, by the Bundesanstalt fur...

  7. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Amundsen Sea - 1986-1987, SDLS CD-ROM vol 23 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1986-87 in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, by the Japan National Oil Corporation....

  8. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Weddell Sea - 1978, SDLS CD-ROM vol 18 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1978 in the Weddell Sea and Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, by the Bundesanstalt fur...

  9. Wind and Solar Resource Assessment of Sri Lanka and the Maldives (CD-ROM)

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Scott, G.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; George, R.


    The Wind and Solar Resource Assessment of Sri Lanka and the Maldives CD contains an electronic version of Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Sri Lanka and the Maldives (NREL/TP-500-34518), Solar Resource Assessment for Sri Lanka and the Maldives (NREL/TO-710-34645), Sri Lanka Wind Farm Analysis and Site Selection Assistance (NREL/SR-500-34646), GIS Data Viewer (software and data files with a readme file), and Hourly Solar and Typical Meteorological Year Data with a readme file.

  10. A randomized controlled trial of the Cool Teens CD-ROM computerized program for adolescent anxiety. (United States)

    Wuthrich, Viviana M; Rapee, Ronald M; Cunningham, Michael J; Lyneham, Heidi J; Hudson, Jennifer L; Schniering, Carolyn A


    Computerized cognitive behavioral interventions for anxiety disorders in adults have been shown to be efficacious, but limited data are available on the use of computerized interventions with young persons. Adolescents in particular are difficult to engage in treatment and may be especially suited to computerized technologies. This paper describes the results of a small randomized controlled trial of the Cool Teens program for adolescent anxiety, and examines potential barriers to treatment and user preferences of computerized technology in this population. Forty-three adolescents with a primary diagnosis of anxiety were randomly allocated to the Cool Teens program, a 12-week computerized cognitive-behavioral therapy program for anxiety management, or a 12-week wait list. Effects on symptoms, negative thoughts, and life interference were assessed at post-treatment and 3-month follow-up, based on diagnosis as well as self and maternal report. Using mixed-model analyses, at post-treatment and follow-up assessments, adolescents in the Cool Teens condition, compared with those on the wait list, were found to have significant reductions in the total number of anxiety disorders, the severity of the primary anxiety disorder, and the average severity for all disorders. These results were matched by significant reductions in mother and child questionnaire reports of anxiety, internalizing symptoms, automatic thoughts, and life interference. Further few barriers to treatment were found, and user preferences indicated that the computerized treatment was well suited to adolescents with anxiety. The Cool Teens program is efficacious for treatment of adolescent anxiety. Clinical trial registration information-A randomized controlled trial of the Cool Teens computerized program for anxious adolescents compared with waist list;; ACTRN12611000508976. Copyright © 2012 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. A Randomized Controlled Trial of the "Cool Teens" CD-ROM Computerized Program for Adolescent Anxiety (United States)

    Wuthrich, Viviana M.; Rapee, Ronald M.; Cunningham, Michael J.; Lyneham, Heidi J.; Hudson, Jennifer L.; Schniering, Carolyn A.


    Objective: Computerized cognitive behavioral interventions for anxiety disorders in adults have been shown to be efficacious, but limited data are available on the use of computerized interventions with young persons. Adolescents in particular are difficult to engage in treatment and may be especially suited to computerized technologies. This…

  12. 'Living' Architecture Overviews - Supporting the Design of Evolutionary Complex Systems (CD ROM)

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Borches Juzgado, P.D.; Bonnema, Gerrit Maarten; van Houten, F.J.A.M.; Miedema, J.; Lutters, D.


    When dealing with complex systems, it is essential that designers and system architects have a clear understanding of the system as a whole. The main ‘tool’ for this is the so-called ‘system architecture description’ or ‘reference architecture’. Although the concept of system architecture

  13. Best Practices in Teaching Statistics and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences [with CD-ROM (United States)

    Dunn, Dana S., Ed.; Smith, Randolph A., Ed.; Beins, Barney, Ed.


    This book provides a showcase for "best practices" in teaching statistics and research methods in two- and four-year colleges and universities. A helpful resource for teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced statistics and/or methods, the book features coverage of: (1) ways to integrate these courses; (2) how to promote ethical conduct;…

  14. The World History Videodisc, CD-ROM, and Master Guide: Non-European History [Multimedia. (United States)


    This resource represents a virtual library of still and moving images, documents, maps, sound clips and text which make up the history of the non-European world from prehistoric times to the early 1990s. The interdisciplinary range of materials included is compatible with standard textbooks in middle and high school social science, social studies,…

  15. A Comprehensive Context for Mobile-Code Deployment (CD-ROM)

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Franz, Michael


    .... For example, Java's model assumes that the constituent parts that make up a mobile program will all be downloaded to a single location, and then verified, linked, possibly dynamically compiled...

  16. Review of Perseus 2.0: Sources and Studies on Ancient Greek Culture [CD-ROM

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Harrison Eiteljorg, II


    Full Text Available I have a love-hate relationship with the Perseus Project. Since I first learned about it, when it was still a plan more than a project, I have been impressed by its audacious scope. I have also been very impressed by the far-sightedness of the project directors as they have made certain that the data they store - not necessarily the data they put out on the commercial CDs but the underlying data stored on disc at project headquarters - have been stored in the most sophisticated and neutral formats possible. They have, for instance, used SGML for text and complex databases for other information. They are also storing mapping information in GIS format. On the other hand, I have found myself unimpressed with the CDs produced, both the original one in 1992 and the most recent version, Perseus 2.0, which was released recently. There is much in the new version to admire, much that impresses. Unfortunately, though, there is also much that is worrisome or ineffective or simply not of good quality.

  17. Guide Structures in CD-ROM Dic- tionaries, with Specific Reference ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    ten articles and read papers on guide structures in print dictionaries, but few studies have focussed on the tremendous potential of guide structures in electronic dictionaries. In this article ..... One can, for example, highlight "panama hats" in the the microstructure of jipijapa and double click with the result as shown in Fig. 11.

  18. Options For Access To Journals, Print, CD-ROM, On-Line In A ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    ... database particularly 'The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library' (TEEAL), this was followed by the print journals. The paper recommends adequate publicity of the electronic journals available in the library and a demonstration of their use once or twice a session for the users. Samaru Journal of Information Studies Vol.

  19. An interactive CD-ROM to inform patients about Stem Cell Transplantation

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Mank, A.; Molenaar, S.


    Objective: Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or a Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT) are in need of information about their disease, treatment options and side effects. Patient education usually has to be given within limited time. Under these circumstances,, patients may find it difficult to

  20. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data, SCAR - Wilkes Land 1982, SDLS, CD-ROM 15 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data from thirteen lines recorded during 1983 off Wilkes Island, Antarctica, by the U.S. Geological...

  1. Investigation of tool-py friction of viscous textile composites (CD-rom)

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Lin, H.; Harrison, P.; van de Haar, K.; Long, A.C.; Akkerman, Remko; Clifford, M.J.; Long, A.


    Dynamic tool-ply friction for a thermoplastic viscous textile composite has been measured using a commercial rotational rheometer as a function of rate, temperature and normal pressure. Results of this novel experimental technique have enabled a general empirical equation to be determined relating

  2. Tool-ply friction in thermoplastic composite forming (CD-rom)

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    ten Thije, R.H.W.; Akkerman, Remko; van der Meer, L.; Ubbink, M.P.; Boisse, P.


    Friction is an important phenomenon that can dominate the resulting product geometry of thermoplastic composites upon forming. A model was developed that predicts the friction between a thermoplastic laminate and a rigid tool. The mesoscopic model, based on the Reynolds’ equation for thin film

  3. New EdF's three challenges; Les trois defis du nouvel EdF

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Lepetit, V


    The opening of 15% of Electricite de France (EdF) capital to the private sector will allow the first world electric utility to raise 7 billions of euros of cash flow. EdF will have also to face the new European situation: a strained market, several consolidations to come and many competitors to deal with. EdF has to re-launch its production tool and to reinforce its interconnection capacities if it wants to stay the number one of power exports in Europe. The integration of Edison company (Italy) by EdF gives access to new gas capacities but other resources have to be found if EdF wants to enlarge its gas offer. A new concentration era is foreseen in Europe and EdF will have to seize the economic growth opportunities in particular in Europe and China. (J.S.)

  4. The MASTER-99 space debris and meteoroid environment model (United States)

    Klinkrad, H.; Bendisch, J.; Bunte, K. D.; Krag, H.; Sdunnus, H.; Wegener, P.


    MASTER-99 is a space debris and meteoroid environment model produced by TU Braunschweig (D), eta_max space (D), and DERA (UK) under an ESA contract. The model allows to compute particulate impact fluxes on any terrestrial target orbit up to geostationary altitudes. Flux contributions can be discriminated with respect to debris source types (catalog objects, explosion and collision fragments, NaK droplets, solid rocket motor dust and slag, impact ejecta, and surface degradation products), meteoroid source types (Divine-Staubach populations, and annual stream events), and with respect to origin and impact direction of each flux contributing particulate. Impact fluxes of meteoroids and debris down to 1 μm sizes can be determined for spherical targets, for tumbling plates, or for oriented, planar surfaces which are controlled according to standard attitude steering laws. MASTER-99 is distributed by ESA/ESOC on a CD ROM which includes user documentation, and the necessary data files, executables, and GUI driven installation scripts for the most common operating systems and computer platforms. MASTER-99 is delivered together with PROOF-99, a program for radar and optical observation forecasting. Based on the MASTER-99 population larger than 1 mm, it predicts debris detections from ground-based or space-based sensors (radars or telescopes) of user-defined system performances.

  5. Ed Lorenz: Father of the 'Butterfly Effect'

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

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    Ed Lorenz, rightfully acclaimed as the father of the 'Butterfly Effect', was an American math- ematician and meteorologist whose early work on weather prediction convinced the world at large about the unpredictability of weather. His seminal work on a simplified model for convec- tions in the atmosphere led to the modern ...

  6. (ED) by men in Edo state, Nigeria

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    E. (Eshiobo) Irekpita


    May 3, 2017 ... of men in Edo state with regards to ED. The secondary objective .... Variables with sta- tistically significant correlation with IIEF score were respondents' location (P = 0.000), respondents' educational level (P = 0.000), number of wives (P ... between this variable and the level of education of the respondents.

  7. Clinical outcomes of ED patients with bandemia. (United States)

    Shi, Eileen; Vilke, Gary M; Coyne, Christopher J; Oyama, Leslie C; Castillo, Edward M


    Although an elevated white blood cell count is a widely utilized measure for evidence of infection and an important criterion for evaluation of systemic inflammatory response syndrome, its component band count occupies a more contested position within clinical emergency medicine. Recent studies indicate that bandemia is highly predictive of a serious infection, suggesting that clinicians who do not appreciate the value of band counts may delay diagnosis or overlook severe infections. Whereas previous studies focused on determining the quantitative value of the band count (ie, determining sensitivity, threshold for bandemia, etc.), this study directs attention to patient-centered outcomes, hypothesizing that the degree of bandemia predisposes patients to subsequent negative clinical outcomes associated with underappreciated severe infections. This retrospective study of electronic medical records includes patients who initially presented to the emergency department (ED) with bandemia and were subsequently discharged from the ED. These patients were screened for repeat ED visits within 7 days and death within 30 days. In patients with severe bandemia who were discharged from the ED, there was a 20.9% revisit rate at 7 days and a 4.9% mortality rate at 30 days, placing severely bandemic patients at 5 times significantly greater mortality compared to nonbandemic patients (P = .032). Our review of patient outcomes suggests that the degree of bandemia, especially in the setting of concurrent tachycardia or fever, is associated with greater likelihood of negative clinical outcomes. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Sustainable Mechanism to Reduce Emergency Department (ED) Length of Stay: The Use of ED Holding (ED Transition) Orders to Reduce ED Length of Stay. (United States)

    Haydar, Samir A; Strout, Tania D; Baumann, Michael R


    The objective was to evaluate the effect of an emergency clinician-initiated "ED admission holding order set" on emergency department (ED) treatment times and length of stay (LOS). We further describe the impact of a performance improvement strategy with sequential plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles used to influence the primary outcome measures, ED LOS, and disposition decision to patient gone (DDTPG) time, for admitted patients. We developed and implemented an expedited, emergency physician-facilitated admission protocol that bypassed typical inpatient workflows requiring inpatient evaluations prior to the placement of admission orders. During the 48-month study period, ED flow metrics generated during the care of 27,580 admissions from the 24-month period prior to the intervention were compared to the 29,978 admissions that occurred during the 24-month period following the intervention. The intervention was the result of an in-depth, five-phase PDSA cycle quality improvement intervention evaluating ED flow, which identified the requirement of bedside inpatient evaluations prior admission order placement as being a "non-value-added" activity. ED output flow metrics evaluating the admission process were tracked for 24 months following the intervention and were compared to the 24 months prior. The use of an emergency physician-initiated admission holding order protocol resulted in sustainable reductions in ED LOS when comparing the 2 years prior to the intervention, with median LOS of 410 (interquartile range [IQR] = 295 to 543) and 395 (IQR = 283 to 527) minutes, to the 2 calendar years following the intervention, with the median LOS of 313 (IQR = 21 to 431) and 316 (IQR = 224 to 438) minutes, respectively. This overall reduction in ED LOS of nearly 90 minutes was found to be primarily the result of a decrease in the time from the emergency physician's admitting DDTPG times with median times of 219 (IQR = 150 to 306) and 200 (IQR = 136 to 286) minutes for the 2 years

  9. Innovative teaching: Using multimedia in a problem-based learning environment

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    Mai Neo


    Full Text Available Presently, traditional educational approaches have resulted in a mismatch between what is taught to the students and what the industry needs. As such, many institutions are moving towards problem-based learning as a solution to producing graduates who are creative, can think critically and analytically, and are able to solve problems. In this paper, we focus on using multimedia technology as an innovative teaching and learning strategy in a problem-based learning environment by giving the students a multimedia project to train them in this skill set. The purpose of this project was to access the students’ skills in framing and solving problems using multimedia technologies. The students worked in groups and each group had to pick a topic for their project, develop, design and present it in a CD-ROM. They were then surveyed on their attitudes toward the project and their skills as a team. Results showed that the students were very positive toward the project, enjoyed teamwork, able to think critically and became active participants in their learning process. Therefore, multimedia-oriented projects, like many other problem-based learning solutions, can be used alternatively as an innovative and effective tool in a problem-based learning environment for the acquisition of problem-solving skills.

  10. Applying Virtual Rehearsal Principle in Developing a Persuasive Multimedia Learning Environment (PMLE) (United States)

    Jaafar, Wan Ahmad; Nur, Sobihatun

    This paper is outlining the potential use of virtual environment in persuading through computer simulation. The main focus of the paper is to apply an attempt of how virtual rehearsal principle can be designed into educational material using CD ROM based multimedia application to persuade as well as to reduce children dental anxiety particularly in Malaysian children context. This paper divided in three stages. Firstly, we provide a conceptual background of virtual rehearsal principle and how the principle has been applied in designing the information interfaces and presentation of a persuasive multimedia learning environment (PMLE). Secondly, the research design was administered to measure the effects of the PMLE in reducing children dental anxiety. Primary school children age between seven and nine years old are selected as respondents. Thirdly, the result of the study has revealed the feedback from children regarding baseline test and children dental anxiety test. The results on presenting this PMLE to primary school children show how it was able to reduce children dental anxiety and could let the children have a "mentally-prepared" condition for dental visit in the future.

  11. Risk factors for ED use among homeless veterans. (United States)

    Tsai, Jack; Rosenheck, Robert A


    Despite national concern about homeless veterans, there has been little examination of their use of emergency department (ED) services. This study examines factors related to the use of ED services in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system, where insurance is not a barrier to ambulatory healthcare. National VA administrative data from fiscal year 2010 are used to describe the proportions of ED users among homeless and domiciled VA patients. A case-control design is then used to compare homeless ED and non-ED users on sociodemographic and clinical correlates, as well as use of ambulatory care and psychotropic medications. Sixteen percent of domiciled VA patients used EDs at least once during the year and 1% were frequent ED users (>4 ED visits) compared to 45% of homeless VA patients, 10% who were frequent ED users. Among homeless VA patients, those who used EDs were more likely to have a range of psychiatric and medical conditions, and had more service visits and psychotropic medication prescriptions than non-ED users. Multivariate analyses suggest their risk for psychiatric and medical conditions increase their likelihood of using ED services. The high rate of ED use among homeless veterans is associated with significant morbidity, but also greater use of ambulatory care and psychotropics suggesting their ED use may reflect unmet psychosocial needs. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  12. Registered nurse scope of practice and ED complaint-specific protocols. (United States)

    Castner, Jessica; Grinslade, Susan; Guay, Jennifer; Hettinger, A Zach; Seo, Jin Young; Boris, Lenore


    The use of complaint-specific protocols (CSPs) by emergency registered nurses (RNs) can improve ED efficiency. However, RN practice is influenced by regulatory environments that may facilitate or inhibit the use of protocols. The purpose of this policy analysis was to explore the language of state boards of nursing scope-of-practice documents related to the use of RN-initiated CSPs in the ED setting. A qualitative descriptive design was used to investigate how the RN's scope of practice relates to the use of CSPs in ED settings across states. Data were collected from state boards of nursing Web site documents. Three major themes emerged: cautiously within scope, intentionally vague/silent, and outside scope. Seven states (Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma) were identified where RN-initiated CSPs appear to be currently outside the RN's scope of practice. Therefore 18% of the US population, or 55,973,900 people, resides in states where CSPs are not allowed. State-to-state inconsistencies in the RN's scope of practice may interfere with the implementation of practices that enhance ED efficiency. RNs in all states must ensure that they have the requisite knowledge, skill, and documented competency to implement CSPs, if supported by their employing facility. Efforts to standardize ED RN education and policy are warranted. Continued research is needed assess the impact of RN-initiated CSPs on the efficiency of ED care. Copyright © 2013 Emergency Nurses Association. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Energy statistics of non-OECD countries 2004-2005. 2007 ed.

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    This volume contains data on energy supply and consumption for coal, oil, gas, electricity, heat, renewables and waste for over 100 non-OECD countries. Historical tables summarise data on production, trade and final consumption. The book includes definitions of products and flows and explanatory notes on individual country data. In 'Energy Balances of Non-OECD Countries', the sister volume of this publication, the data are presented as comprehensive energy balances expressed in million tonnes of oil equivalent. Multilingual glossaries are included. A data service is available on the internet. Details are available at In general the CD-ROM and online service contain detailed time series back to 1971.

  14. MobilED: a mobile tools and services platform for formal and informal learning

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    Ford, M


    Full Text Available MobilED is a South African initiative aimed at designing teaching and learning environments that are meaningfully enhanced with mobile technologies and services. The deliverables are the development of a set of scenarios and guidelines on how mobile...

  15. Zooplankton distribution in the polluted environment around Bombay

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    Gajbhiye, S.N.; Abidi, S.A.H.

    . These stations are representative of polluted and relatively unpolluted environment. The creek stations of Versova and Mahim are affectEd. by sewage pollution especially during ebb tide, whereas upper stations of Thana Creek are influencEd. by industrial...

  16. edX e-learning course development

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    Gilbert, Matthew A


    If you are an educator creating a course for edX or a corporate trainer using Open edX for large-scale learning and development initiatives, then edX E-Learning Course Development is the ideal book for you.

  17. GeoSpatial Workforce Development: enhancing the traditional learning environment in geospatial information technology (United States)

    Lawhead, Pamela B.; Aten, Michelle L.


    The Center for GeoSpatial Workforce Development is embarking on a new era in education by developing a repository of dynamic online courseware authored by the foremost industry experts within the remote sensing and GIS industries. Virtual classrooms equipped with the most advanced instructions, computations, communications, course evaluation, and management facilities amplify these courses to enhance the learning environment and provide rapid feedback between instructors and students. The launch of this program included the objective development of the Model Curriculum by an independent consortium of remote sensing industry leaders. The Center's research and development focus on recruiting additional industry experts to develop the technical content of the courseware and then utilize state-of-the-art technology to enhance their material with visually stimulating animations, compelling audio clips and entertaining, interactive exercises intended to reach the broadest audience possible by targeting various learning styles. The courseware will be delivered via various media: Internet, CD-ROM, DVD, and compressed video, that translates into anywhere, anytime delivery of GeoSpatial Information Technology education.

  18. La Costituzione Islandese: storia ed evoluzione

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    Fabio Quartino


    Full Text Available "La Costituzione Islandese: storia ed evoluzione" is a degree thesis defended on 15th July 2009 by Fabio Quartino under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Canepa of the University of Genoa, Italy. It offers an extensive overview of Icelandic history aimed at finding out the roots of the nation's constitutional order, which is currently in the process of being revised by the first ever elected constitutional assembly in the life of the country. Fabio Quartino's work wishes to be a source of useful information for Italian-speaking scholars who have an interest in Iceland's constitutional history and may not have access to comprehensive overviews in their native tongue.

  19. Warning: are you prepared to lose your ED after a natural disaster? (United States)


    Natural catastrophes that can lead to loss of the ED itself are often overlooked in disaster plans and drills. Plans should address evacuation of patients, including transportation and equipment to take, and drills should include these scenarios. You should have alternatives to cope with loss of power and communications, such as oxygen-powered backup generators. To prepare for a deluge of individuals coming to the ED after a disaster, decide how to utilize volunteers, and limit access by using disaster identification vests. New Environment of Care standards from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations require you to perform a hazard and vulnerability analysis.

  20. Perceptions of empowerment among ED nurses. (United States)

    DeVivo, Diane; Quinn Griffin, Mary T; Donahue, Moreen; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J


    Nurses' perceptions of empowerment have been linked to a number of variables in the hospital workplace, including job satisfaction, autonomy, and work effectiveness. Yet there have been no previous studies of perceptions of empowerment specifically among emergency department (ED) nurses. Registered nurses (RNs) employed in the EDs of 6 hospitals in a major health care system in the eastern United States were surveyed regarding their perceptions of empowerment. Of the 240 RNs eligible to participate, there were 167 usable surveys. There was a moderate level of empowerment among the RNs who participated, consistent with the level of empowerment reported in several other studies of staff nurses and nurses in other positions. The moderate level of empowerment in this sample may be attributed to the many opportunities for RN involvement in the hospitals within this health care system. Nurse leaders can initiate programs focused on enhancing RN perceptions of empowerment. In addition, there is a need for further research among RNs with different specialty preparation. Copyright © 2013. Published by Mosby, Inc.

  1. SMashup Personal Learning Environments

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    Chatti, Mohamed; Jarke, Matthias; Wang, Zhaohui; Specht, Marcus


    Chatti, M. A., Jarke, M., Wang, Z., & Specht, M. (2009). SMashup Personal Learning Environments. In F. Wild, M. Kalz, M. Palmér & D. Müller (Eds.), Proceedings of 2nd Workshop Mash-Up Personal Learning Environments (MUPPLE'09). Workshop in conjunction with 4th European Conference on Technology

  2. Factors affecting stress in emergency medicine residents while working in the ED. (United States)

    Wrenn, Keith; Lorenzen, Brent; Jones, Ian; Zhou, Chuan; Aronsky, Dominik


    The aim of this study was to identify factors other than work hours in the emergency department (ED) work environment contributing to resident stress. This study involved a prospective cohort evaluation of emergency medicine residents in the ED. Twelve surveys were collected from 18 subjects, 4 each from the day, evening, and night shifts. The Perceived Stress Questionnaire and a visual analog stress scale were administered. Data collected included the shift number of a given consecutive sequence of shifts, number of procedures performed, number of adverse events, average age of the patients seen by the resident, triage nurse-assigned acuities of the patients seen by the resident during the shift, the number of patients seen during a shift, the number of patients admitted by the resident during the shift, anticipated overtime after a shift, and shift-specific metrics related to overcrowding, including average waiting room time both for the individual residents and for all patients, average waiting room count for all patients, and average occupancy of the ED for all patients. Among the 216 studied shifts, there was considerable variability in stress both within and between residents. In the multivariate mixed-effect regression analysis, only anticipated overtime and process failures were correlated with stress. Factors related to ED overcrowding had no significant effect on resident stress. Resident stress was most impacted by anticipation of overtime and adverse events. Overcrowding in the ED and traditional measures of workload did not seem to affect stress as much. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Stanislaw Widlak (ed.), Italianità ed Italianistica nell'Europa Centrale ...

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    nel futuro ad intensi scambi e collaborazioni tra italianisti che sono necessari allo sviluppo ed alla crescita di ogni disciplina. I partecipanti al congresso sono stati circa una cinquantina, tra studiosi e studenti, provenienti da una ventina di università e da una dozzina di paesi. Gli argomenti trattati nei loro interventi sono stati ...

  4. Improving ED specimen TAT using Lean Six Sigma. (United States)

    Sanders, Janet H; Karr, Tedd


    Lean and Six Sigma are continuous improvement methodologies that have garnered international fame for improving manufacturing and service processes. Increasingly these methodologies are demonstrating their power to also improve healthcare processes. The purpose of this paper is to discuss a case study for the application of Lean and Six Sigma tools in the reduction of turnaround time (TAT) for Emergency Department (ED) specimens. This application of the scientific methodologies uncovered opportunities to improve the entire ED to lab system for the specimens. This case study provides details on the completion of a Lean Six Sigma project in a 1,000 bed tertiary care teaching hospital. Six Sigma's Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control methodology is very similar to good medical practice: first, relevant information is obtained and assembled; second, a careful and thorough diagnosis is completed; third, a treatment is proposed and implemented; and fourth, checks are made to determine if the treatment was effective. Lean's primary goal is to do more with less work and waste. The Lean methodology was used to identify and eliminate waste through rapid implementation of change. The initial focus of this project was the reduction of turn-around-times for ED specimens. However, the results led to better processes for both the internal and external customers of this and other processes. The project results included: a 50 percent decrease in vials used for testing, a 50 percent decrease in unused or extra specimens, a 90 percent decrease in ED specimens without orders, a 30 percent decrease in complete blood count analysis (CBCA) Median TAT, a 50 percent decrease in CBCA TAT Variation, a 10 percent decrease in Troponin TAT Variation, a 18.2 percent decrease in URPN TAT Variation, and a 2-5 minute decrease in ED registered nurses rainbow draw time. This case study demonstrated how the quantitative power of Six Sigma and the speed of Lean worked in harmony to improve

  5. An Analysis of the Use of EU Structural Assistance to Improve the Quality of Business Environment in the Moravia-Silesian Region/ Analýza Využití Strukturální Pomoci Eu Pro Zlepšení Kvality Podnikatelského Prostředí V Moravskoslezském Kraji

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    Černý Igor


    Full Text Available Článek se zabývá podnikatelským prostředím v Moravskoslezském kraji, které je různorodé, dynamické a komplexní. Je ovlivněno mnoha faktory, které mohou mít pozitivní nebo negativní dopady na podniky. Cílem článku je určit strukturální pomoc z operačních programů v programovém období 2007 - 2013, která může posílit faktory ovlivňující toto podnikatelské prostředí a tímto způsobem zlepšit kvalitu tohoto prostředí a vyhodnotit vzájemné vazby mezi operačními programy a faktory. V článku jsou definovány tyto faktory, strukturální pomoc Evropské unie a nalezeny a analyzovány jejich vzájemné vztahy.

  6. Citar e referenciar : APA 6ª ed.


    Marcos, Isabel Marques


    A elaboração correta dos trabalhos científicos pressupõe o respeito por um conjunto de princípios normativos de citação e referenciação bibliográfica que salvaguardam os autores das criações intelectuais do uso indevido das mesmas. Partindo de três conceitos: citação, referência bibliográfica e lista de referências apresentam-se as normas da APA 6ª ed. nos seus elementos essenciais. Estas normas, da área da informação e documentação, definem regras para a normalização das referências bibliogr...

  7. Giocare, tra violenza ed ecologia della mente.

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    Enrico Euli


    Full Text Available L'articolo riflette sulle relazioni tra comunicazione, violenza e gioco, nel tentativo di rintracciare tra loro convergenze, affinità e contrasti. Le nostre relazioni, infatti, ci immettono inerzialmente in dilemmi e paradossi di così alta complessità da rendere spesso inadeguati gli strumenti 'logici' ed 'analitici': dal che può derivare un senso di impotenza, rabbia, paralisi, ma anche un desiderio potente di controllo e di soluzione degli eventi. Entrambe queste strade ci conducono dentro le false alternative della violenza. La cultura del gioco, invece, ci propone (attraverso le sue pratiche, ma anche negli scritti teorici di Freud, Winnicott, Bateson, qui riassunti e rivisitati una modalità più creativa e nonviolenta, più prossima ad un' ecologia della mente e ad un'estetica delle emozioni.

  8. Extensive FE-SEM/EDS, HR-TEM/EDS and ToF-SIMS studies of micron- to nano-particles in anthracite fly ash. (United States)

    Ribeiro, Joana; DaBoit, Kátia; Flores, Deolinda; Kronbauer, Marcio A; Silva, Luis F O


    The generation of anthropogenic carbonaceous matter and mixed crystalline/amorphous mineral ultrafine/nano-particles in the 1 to 100 nm size range by worldwide coal power plants represents serious environmental problems due to their potential hazards. Coal fly ash (CFA) that resulted from anthracite combustion in a Portuguese thermal power plant was studied in this work. The physico-chemical characterization of ultrafine/nano-particles present in the CFA samples and their interaction with environment are the aim of this study. The methodologies applied for this work were field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (HR-TEM/EDS) and time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). Some hazardous volatile elements, C, N, S and Hg contents were also determined in the studied samples. Generally, the CFA samples comprise carbonaceous, glassy and metallic solid spheres with some containing mixed amorphous/crystalline phases. The EDS analysis coupled with the FE-SEM and HR-TEM observations of the fly ash particles with 100 to 0.1 nm demonstrates that these materials contain a small but significant proportion of encapsulated HVEs. In addition, the presence of abundant multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and amorphous carbon particles, both containing hazardous volatile elements (HVEs), was also evidenced by the FE-SEM/EDS and HR-TEM/EDS analysis. A wide range of organic and inorganic compounds was determined by chemical maps obtained in ToF-SIMS analysis. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Extensive FE-SEM/EDS, HR-TEM/EDS and ToF-SIMS studies of micron- to nano-particles in anthracite fly ash

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    Ribeiro, Joana [Centro de Geologia, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); DaBoit, Kátia [Institute of Environmental Research and Human Development, IPADHC, Capivari de Baixo, Santa Catarina (Brazil); Flores, Deolinda [Centro de Geologia, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Geociências, Ambiente e Ordenamento do Território, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Kronbauer, Marcio A. [Laboratory of Environmental Researches and Nanotechnology Development, Centro Universitário La Salle, Victor Barreto, 2288 Centro 92010-000, Canoas, RS (Brazil); Silva, Luis F.O., E-mail: [Laboratory of Environmental Researches and Nanotechnology Development, Centro Universitário La Salle, Victor Barreto, 2288 Centro 92010-000, Canoas, RS (Brazil); Environmental Science and Nanotechnology Department, Catarinense Institute of Environmental Research and Human Development, IPADHC, Capivari de Baixo, Santa Catarina (Brazil)


    The generation of anthropogenic carbonaceous matter and mixed crystalline/amorphous mineral ultrafine/nano-particles in the 1 to 100 nm size range by worldwide coal power plants represents serious environmental problems due to their potential hazards. Coal fly ash (CFA) that resulted from anthracite combustion in a Portuguese thermal power plant was studied in this work. The physico-chemical characterization of ultrafine/nano-particles present in the CFA samples and their interaction with environment are the aim of this study. The methodologies applied for this work were field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (HR-TEM/EDS) and time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). Some hazardous volatile elements, C, N, S and Hg contents were also determined in the studied samples. Generally, the CFA samples comprise carbonaceous, glassy and metallic solid spheres with some containing mixed amorphous/crystalline phases. The EDS analysis coupled with the FE-SEM and HR-TEM observations of the fly ash particles with 100 to 0.1 nm demonstrates that these materials contain a small but significant proportion of encapsulated HVEs. In addition, the presence of abundant multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and amorphous carbon particles, both containing hazardous volatile elements (HVEs), was also evidenced by the FE-SEM/EDS and HR-TEM/EDS analysis. A wide range of organic and inorganic compounds was determined by chemical maps obtained in ToF-SIMS analysis. - Highlights: ► We examine changes in the level of ultrafine and nanoparticles of coal mining. ► Increasing geochemical information will increase human health information in this area. ► Electron bean and Tof-SIMS increase area information.

  10. Completing EdTPA: TSOL Candidate Performance and Reflection (United States)

    Micek, Timothy A.


    edTPA is a pre-service assessment process designed to determine if a new teacher is ready for the job. edTPA is part of a national movement towards the use of performance assessments in teacher education. As of 2014, 41 states (a) require a state-approved performance assessment like edTPA for program completion or for state licensure and/or state…

  11. 'Psych ed' helps speed throughput time by 9%. (United States)


    Adequate staffing, proper location, and design of psychiatric ED services area are critical to successful implementation. One ED cut average throughput time by 9%. Have mental health workers available to determine the level of care each patient needs. Have your psych area set apart from the main ED to avoid excessive noise and confusion. Have a minimal amount of equipment in the rooms so that patients cannot harm themselves.

  12. Plants. Ag Ed Environmental Education Series. (United States)

    Tulloch, Rodney W.

    Designed to serve as a resource tool in a high school vocational agriculture curriculum dealing with the environment as it relates to agriculture, this unit is concerned with plants. Plants are defined and their characteristics described. A section on the effects of environment on higher plants covers temperature, light, water, nutrients, air,…

  13. Environmental law. 2. rev. ed.; Umweltrecht

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    Meyerholt, Ulrich


    The author of the book under consideration describes the environment law in a well readable and systematic form. By means of this book the reader is to be able to understand and arrange environmental-legal questions. The book consists of the following sections: (a) Denotation of the environment law; (b) Fundamentals of the legal order and the application of law; (c) Environmental constitutional law; (d) Principles of the environment law; (e) Instruments in the environment law; (f) Environmental private law; (g) Environmental criminal law; (h) Legal protection questions in the public environment law; (i) Environmental European right; (j) Environmental international law; (k) Pollution control law; (l) Water legislation; (m)Soil conservation law; (n) Recycling law and waste management law; (o) Nature conservation law; (p) Law of hazardous materials.

  14. An association between snowfall and ED presentation of cardiac arrest. (United States)

    Spitalnic, S J; Jagminas, L; Cox, J


    Studies from several cities have reported increased cardiovascular mortality associated with snowfall; whether this weather also results in increased emergency department (ED) presentation of cardiac arrests is not known. A retrospective review was conducted of cardiac arrest patients presenting to a New England ED during the months of October through May, from 1991 to 1994. Comparing daily frequency of cardiac arrest patients with climactic data, a 27% increase was observed in the frequency of cardiac arrest presentation to the ED on days with snowfall (P = .0004). ED physicians and staff should anticipate an increased frequency of cardiac arrest patients on days with snowfall.

  15. Minor injury attendance times to the ED.

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    Conlon, Ciaran


    The Health Service Executive (HSE) highlights the need for effective patient throughput and management, whilst providing appropriate staffing and therapeutic interventions. It acknowledges that patient need is integral to the development of a nurse led service and advocates planning staffing levels to reflect arrival times of patients. An observational study of all patients who presented to the emergency department in July 2005 and February 2006 was undertaken (n=7768). The study identified 1577 patients suitable for treatment by the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in these two months, which represents 20% of all patient attendances to the ED in this time period. A data collection tool was devised collectively by the ANPs to identify appropriate patients. The findings of the study revealed that 73% of patients suitable for the ANP service presented between the hours of 0800 and 2000, of which 54% attended between 0800 and 1600 h. Sunday emerged as the busiest day in July 2005 whereas Monday was found to be the busiest day in February 2006. Friday was found to be consistently busy for both months.

  16. Critical Care in the Emergency Department: An assessment of the length of stay and invasive procedures performed on critically ill ED patients

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    Green Robert S


    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Critically ill patients commonly present to the ED and require aggressive resuscitation. Patient transfer to an ICU environment in an expedient manner is considered optimal care. However, this patient population may remain in the ED for prolonged periods of time. The goal of this study is to describe the ED length of stay, and the invasive procedures performed in critically ill ED patients. Methods This is a retrospective medical record review of all patients who presented to the study center over a 1 year period. Patient demographic data, in addition to the times of ED presentation and ICU admission were recorded. Invasive procedures performed in the pre-hospital, ED and the initial 24 hours of ICU care were also recorded. Results Overall, 178 patients' required direct admission to an ICU from the ED, with a mortality rate of 21.9%. The median LOS in the ED for critically ill patients requiring ICU admission was 4.9 h (mean 6.5 h, range 1.4-28.2 h. Seventy percent of patients (125,178, 70.2% required endotracheal intubation with the majority (118/125, 94.4% being performed in the ED (80/125, 64.0% or the prehospital setting (38/125, 30.4%. Central venous access was obtained in 56/178 patients (31.5%, with 17.9% (10/56 completed in the ED. Similarly, arterial catheters were inserted in 99/178 patients (55.6% with 14.1% (14/99 inserted in the ED. Conclusion Critically ill patients are managed in the emergency department for a significant length of time. Although the majority of airway intervention occurs in the prehospital setting and ED, relatively few patients undergo invasive procedures while in the emergency department.

  17. Teaching Elementary School Social Studies Methods under edTPA (United States)

    An, Sohyun


    This article reports a self-study that analyzes my experience as a teacher educator navigating a turbulent educational landscape with the advent of edTPA. The data consist of my journal entries, the syllabi, handouts, work submitted by my students, and course evaluations. Data were analyzed by using an inductive process to describe how the edTPA…

  18. TechEdSat Nano-Satellite Series Fact Sheet (United States)

    Murbach, Marcus; Martinez, Andres; Guarneros Luna, Ali


    TechEdSat-3p is the second generation in the TechEdSat-X series. The TechEdSat Series uses the CubeSat standards established by the California Polytechnic State University Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. With typical blocks being constructed from 1-unit (1U 10x10x10 cm) increments, the TechEdSat-3p has a 3U volume with a 30 cm length. The project uniquely pairs advanced university students with NASA researchers in a rapid design-to-flight experience lasting 1-2 semesters.The TechEdSat Nano-Satellite Series provides a rapid platform for testing technologies for future NASA Earth and planetary missions, as well as providing students with an early exposure to flight hardware development and management.

  19. ED leadership competency matrix: an administrative management tool. (United States)

    Propp, Douglas A; Glickman, Seth; Uehara, Dennis T


    A successful ED relies on its leaders to master and demonstrate core competencies to be effective in the many arenas in which they interact and are responsible. A unique matrix model for the assessment of an ED leadership's key administrative skill sets is presented. The model incorporates capabilities related to the individual's cognitive aptitude, experience, acquired technical skills, behavioral characteristics, as well as the ability to manage relationships effectively. Based on the personnel inventory using the matrix, focused evaluation, development, and recruitment of ED key leaders occurs. This dynamic tool has provided a unique perspective for the evaluation and enhancement of overall ED leadership performance. It is hoped that incorporation of such a model will similarly improve the accomplishments of EDs at other institutions.

  20. Using Kentucky State Standards as Benchmarks: Quantifying Incoming Ed.S. Students' Knowledge as They Journey toward Principalship (United States)

    Hearn, Jessica E.


    Principal preparation programs in Kentucky can use the items in the Dispositions, Dimensions, and Functions for School Leaders (EPSB, 2008) as mastery benchmarks to quantify incoming Educational Specialist (Ed.S) students' perceived level of mastery. This can serve both internal and external purposes by providing diagnostic feedback to students…

  1. Aquaculture in mangrove environment

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    Parulekar, A.H.

    A general account of aquaculture of India in mangrove environment has been discussed. In-spite of being a none-too-tidal aquaculture site, the estuaries and backwaters fringEd. by mangrove vegetation have long been used for rearing and fattening...

  2. Energy balances of OECD countries 2004-2005. 2006 ed.; Bilans energetiques des Pays de l'OCDE

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    The volume contains data on the supply and consumption of coal, oil, gas, electricity, heat, renewables and waste. Figures are expressed in million tonnes of oil equivalent. Historical tables summarise key energy and economic indicators as well as production, trade, and final consumption data. The book also includes definitions of products and flows, explanatory notes on individual country data and conversion factors from original units to tonnes of oil equivalent. More detailed data in original units are published in 'Energy statistics of OECD countries 2004-2005'. Multilingual glossaries are included. An on-line data service is available from The CD-ROM and on-line service contain detailed time series back to 1960 for most OECD countries.

  3. Assessing and Improving Student Organizations: Resources for Facilitators CD-ROM. The Assessing and Improving Student Organization (AISO) Program (United States)

    Nolfi, Tricia; Ruben, Brent D.


    This companion to the "Guide for Students" and "Student Workbook" includes the complete set of PowerPoint slides, a PDF of the Facilitator's Guide in PPT (PowerPoint) slide show format, and PDFs of all scoring sheets, handouts and project planning guides needed for the AISO (Assessing and Improving Student Organization) process. The Assessing and…


    Over 600 Cottonwood trees were planted over a shallow groundwater plume in an attempt to detoxify the tricWoroethylene (TCE) in a groundwater plume at a former Air Force facility. Two planting techniques were used: rooted stock about two years old, and 18 inch cuttings were insta...

  5. Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data - SCAR - Queen Maud Land - 1985-1986, SDLS CD-ROM vol 22 (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are stacked multichannel marine seismic reflection data recorded during 1985-86 in the Queen Maud Land region, Antarctica, by the Japan National Oil...

  6. Direct and Indirect Predictors of Social Competence in United States Army Junior Commissioned Officers (CD-ROM)

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    Schneider, Robert J; Johnson, Jeff W


    .... An officer's social competence helps determine his or her ability to foster unit cohesion, mentor Soldiers, work effectively with individuals ranging widely in personality and work style, lead...

  7. Operational Analysis of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Distribution Center (MDC) Study (CD-ROM)

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    ...) operational missions require robust forward and reverse distribution capabilities, comprised of the best placement and level of personnel skill sets, equipment capabilities, and activities within...

  8. Excellent impact performance of PVC pipeline materials in gas distribution networks after many years of service (CD-rom)

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    Visser, Roy; Hermkens, R.M.J.; Wolters, Mannes; Weller, J.; Warnet, Laurent; Beckervordersandforth, C.; Verberg, G.H.B.; Kramer, M.


    It has been about fifty years ago since the first unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (uPVC) pipes were installed for use in gas distribution purposes. Currently, about 22,500 km of uPVC is still in use in the Dutch gas distribution network. The pipes were originally designed for a lifetime of 50

  9. A Preparatory Study of Producing a CD-ROM of American Signs for Deaf Students to Learn English in Japan


    Matsufuji, Midori; Otsuka, Kazuhiko; Arai, Tatsuya


    English is a very important subject at schools in Japan. The primary intent of teaching English is to foster communicative competence and international understanding. For deaf students, learning signs to communicate with deaf people in the world is practical and valuable along with learning written English. We are trying to develop a material for deaf students who learn English using one of the textbooks authorized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, which are ...

  10. The Sun's Joules: What is Renewable Energy? An Introduction to "The Sun's Joules" CD-ROM and Energy Education Program. (United States)

    Weiskopf, Joyce Lowry

    This guide accompanies a compact disk that provides a comprehensive collection of information resources. The compact disk is organized according to energy sources and cross-referenced to issues that must be considered when making decisions about energy. This booklet, designed around questions common to high school students, illustrates how the…

  11. Force prediction via the inverse FRF using experimental and numerical data from a demonstrator with tuneble non (CD-ROM)

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    Oosterhuis, E.J.; Eidhof, Wouter B.; van der Hoogt, Peter; de Boer, Andries; Eberhardsteiner, J.; Maug, H.A.; Wavbke, H.


    Force prediction can basically be done by two methods: direct methods and optimization methods. Direct methods use the inverse of the forward system model to calculate the excitation directly from the measured responses. Optimization methods use a forward model in an optimization loop wherein the

  12. Frictional powders: Ratchetting under periodic strain in 3D (CD rom Paper no. S 20-5)

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    Luding, Stefan; David, C.T.; Garcia-Rojo, R.; Herrmann, H.J.; Peukert, W.; Schreglmann, C.


    The mechanical response of grains under quasi-static cyclic loading is studied by means of a threedimensional Molecular Dynamics scheme. The response of the system is characterized by an accumulation of plastic deformation with increasing number of cycles. From the (deviatoric) stressstrain relation

  13. A Comparison of Two CD-ROM Periodical Indexes for Use in the Middle School. A Scholarly Study. (United States)

    Thrash, Beverly M.

    This purpose of this study was to determine which periodical index--InfoTrac or EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries--is the most appropriate for use by middle school students preparing required research projects. The study population consisted of randomly selected sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students (N=50) in a Cobb County (Georgia) middle…

  14. Použití formální konceptuální analýzy při hodnocení vztahů mezi prostředím vybraných metropolí České republiky a pohybovou aktivitou jejich obyvatel The use of formal concept analysis in evaluation of the relationship between the environment and physical activity of the residents in Czech regional cities

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    Ladislav Bláha


    Full Text Available Současným trendem co nejvěrnějšího popisu reálných jevů je interdisciplinární přístup, který s sebou přináší velké množství analyzovaných proměnných. Důraz je proto kladen na přesné statistické zpracování a co nejvýstižnější interpretaci tak velkého množství různorodých dat. Cílem studie je najít proměnné poukazující na pohybově přátelské a stimulující prostředí metropolí u randomizovaného souboru 15–65letých obyvatel Brna, Českých Budějovic, Hradce Králové, Liberce, Olomouce, Ostravy, Plzně a Ústí nad Labem pomocí metody formální konceptuální analýzy (FCA. Charakteristiky prostředí metropolí a demografické údaje jejich náhodně vybraných obyvatel (384 žen a 278 mužů byly mapovány dotazníkem ANEWS v průběhu jara a podzimu roku 2007. Současně s aplikací ANEWS dotazníku byla pomocí pedometru Yamax SW 701 monitorována týdenní pohybová aktivita (PA zúčastněných obyvatel. FCA je matematickou metodou hledání zajímavých shluků objektů z matice dat o vlastnostech analyzovaných objektů. S rostoucím denním počtem kroků z Yamaxu se u žen i mužů významně zvyšují (≥10 % následující charakteristiky prostředí – chodecky vysoce příznivé ulice, velmi příjemné okolí bydliště a chůzí dostupné služby a faktor účasti v organizované PA (≥2 krát týdně. U skupiny mužů navíc i procentuální zastoupení nekuřáků a neobézních jedinců. Pohybově přátelské a stimulující prostředí našich metropolí lze, vzhledem k dennímu počtu kroků, charakterizovat blízkou dostupností služeb, absencí slepých ulic, pěší průchodností ulic, jejich čistotou a osázením stromy. Current trends in research promote an interdisciplinary approach to the description of real conditions in the most precise way, which means a variety of variables enter into analysis. Therefore, accurate statistical analysis must be carried



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    Leadership is an important aspect of managing people. It is the art of dealing with and influencing people so that they will try hard happily and actively toward the achievement of group or organizational goals. The leaders understand what makes their followers to get motivated and how well these motivations operate. This understanding will reflect in their leadership behaviour. Preparing young people for leadership responsibility begins at home with an enriched environment that offers opport...

  16. Space Materials Handbook. 3rd; ed. (United States)

    Rittenhouse, John B.; Singletary, John B.


    This edition is the result of an extensive revision and reworking of the second edition of the Space Materials Handbook along with the incorporation of entirely new subject matter coverage and new materials data. All of the most significant material, phenomena, properties, and principles covered in the original Handbook are presented and expanded in this revised and updated version. However, treatment of theoretical aspects has been condensed in order that more emphasis could be placed on the extensive new materials knowledge and data obtained from the design and successful launching of a wide variety of space systems. The handbook is organized into four parts, namely: space environment, effect of space environment on materials, materials in space, and biological interaction with spacecraft materials. Information on mechanical, physical, and chemical properties and characteristics is given for a wide variety of metallic and nonmetallic materials. The effects of natural and induced environments on materials are appraised. Materials categories include coverage of thermal control materials, optical materials, adhesives, organic structural materials, inorganic structural materials, electronic components and materials, materials for sealing applications, and lubrication materials. In addition, a comprehensive multiple citation index is incorporated which gives ready access to information on specific subject areas with regard to their locations within the Handbook.

  17. A Comparative SEM-EDS Elemental ...

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    Michael Horsfall

    X25) and microscopic. (X5000) pictures of the mud exhibited a wide range of shapes and surface texture for individual particle. Elemental criteria: EDS analysis showed the clear distribution criteria of ten elements, Carbon,. Phosphorous,. Sulfur ...

  18. Erectile Dysfunction Herbs: A Natural Treatment for ED? (United States)

    ... erectile dysfunction: A natural treatment for ED? Some herbs claim to help erectile dysfunction. Find out the ... You've likely seen advertisements for erectile dysfunction herbs or supplements to "increase your sexual performance." Could ...

  19. Review: Gravers, Mikael (ed. (2007, Exploring Ethnic Diversity in Burma

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    Roland Mischung


    Full Text Available Review of the edited volume: Gravers, Mikael (ed., Exploring Ethnic Diversity in Burma, Copenhagen: NIAS Press (= NIAS Studies in Asian Topics Series, 39, 2007, ISBN 9788791114960, 283 pages

  20. Elementi ed esercizi di geometria analitica e proiettiva

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    Francia, Giovanni


    La retta : preliminario ; coordinate cartesiane nel piano, equazioni della retta, distanze ed angoli ; cambiamento delle coordinate, coordinate polari ; il cerchio ; le coniche come luoghi geometrici : l'ellisse, l'iperbole, parabola.

  1. Structure of catalase determined by MicroED (United States)

    Nannenga, Brent L; Shi, Dan; Hattne, Johan; Reyes, Francis E; Gonen, Tamir


    MicroED is a recently developed method that uses electron diffraction for structure determination from very small three-dimensional crystals of biological material. Previously we used a series of still diffraction patterns to determine the structure of lysozyme at 2.9 Å resolution with MicroED (Shi et al., 2013). Here we present the structure of bovine liver catalase determined from a single crystal at 3.2 Å resolution by MicroED. The data were collected by continuous rotation of the sample under constant exposure and were processed and refined using standard programs for X-ray crystallography. The ability of MicroED to determine the structure of bovine liver catalase, a protein that has long resisted atomic analysis by traditional electron crystallography, demonstrates the potential of this method for structure determination. DOI: PMID:25303172

  2. Nuclear Medicine Physics: The Basics. 7th ed. (United States)

    Mihailidis, Dimitris


    Nuclear Medicine Physics: The Basics. 7th ed. Ramesh Chandra, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, a Wolters Kluwer Business. Philadelphia, 2012. Softbound, 224 pp. Price: $69.99. ISBN: 9781451109412. © 2012 American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

  3. Embedding Moodle into Ubiquitous Computing Environments

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    Glahn, Christian; Specht, Marcus


    Glahn, C., & Specht, M. (2010). Embedding Moodle into Ubiquitous Computing Environments. In M. Montebello, et al. (Eds.), 9th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (MLearn2010) (pp. 100-107). October, 19-22, 2010, Valletta, Malta.

  4. Ambienti Circumstellari ed Interstellari di Supernovae di vario Tipo ed Applicazioni Astrofisiche (United States)

    Boffi, Francesca R.

    Nella presente tesi vengono studiati gli ambienti circumstellari ed interstellari di supernovae (anche SNe; singolare SN) di vario tipo. In particolare si descrivono alcune applicazioni astrofisiche, relative a questi ambienti, che permettono di desumere informazioni sui sistemi stellari progenitori delle supernovae o di determinare le distanze a tali oggetti. L' emissione radio da supernovae, prodotta nell' ambiente circumstellare ad opera dell'interazione idrodinamica del gas di SN con l' ambiente circostante, puo' essere impiegata come mezzo di indagine del sistema di pre-supernova. In particolare si e' introdotta l'idea che tale emissione possa essere impiegata nel caso delle SNe di tipo Ia come test dei sistemi progenitori di tipo simbiotico. Il test e' stato effettuato sulla SN 1986G, per la quale avevamo ottenuto limiti superiori a lunghezze d'onda radio. Nel caso che un sistema simbiotico sia responsabile di una SN Ia, l'interazione tra l' ejecta e una shell circumstellare origina, in un'epoca molto prossima al massimo di luce, un'emissione radio rivelabile con strumenti tipo Very Large Array. Inoltre l'emissione radio fornisce informazioni circa gli stadi di pre-supernova nel caso di altri tipi di supernova. In questo lavoro di tesi vengono presentati i risultati ottenuti nel caso delle SNe di tipo II 1984E e 1986E. Queste due SNe non mostrano emissione radio: la prima, in prossimita del massimo ottico, stava interagendo con una shell circumstellare prodotta da un episodio di perdita di massa di breve durata in fase di pre-supernova; la seconda, invece e' la prima SN ``vecchia'' ad essere rivelata nell' ottico ma non nel radio (l' oggetto non ha ancora iniziato la fase di supernova remnant ed emette radiazione ottica prodotta ancora per interazione circumstellare). In ambiente circum-interstellare, gli echi di luce, prodotti dallo scattering della luce della supernova ad opera della polvere presente, possono essere utilizzati per determinare le distanze

  5. Patient anxiety may influence the efficacy of ED pain management. (United States)

    Craven, Philip; Cinar, Orhan; Madsen, Troy


    The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of anxiety and rates of anxiety treatment in emergency department (ED) patients presenting with pain-related complaints. We prospectively evaluated patients in an urban academic tertiary care hospital ED from 2000 through 2010. We enrolled a convenience sample of adult patients presenting with pain and recorded patient complaint, medication administration, satisfaction, and pain and anxiety scores throughout their stay. We stratified patients into 4 different groups according to anxiety score at presentation (0, none; 1-4, mild; 5-7, moderate; 8-10, severe). We enrolled 10 664 ED patients presenting with pain-related complaints. Patients reporting anxiety were as follows: 25.7%, none; 26.1%, mild; 23.7%, moderate; and 24.5%, severe. Although 48% of patients described moderate to severe anxiety at ED presentation and 60% were willing to take a medication for anxiety, only 1% received anxiety treatment. Thirty-five percent of patients still reported moderate/severe anxiety at discharge. Severe anxiety at ED presentation was associated with increased demand for pain medication (odds ratio [OR], 1.40; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.10-1.79) and anxiety medication (OR, 4.34; 95% CI, 3.68-5.11) during the ED stay and decreased satisfaction with the treatment of pain (β coefficient = -0.328; P < .001). After adjusting for age, sex, and presentation pain scores, patients who reported severe anxiety were more likely to receive an analgesic (OR, 1.33; 95% CI, 1.19-1.50) and an opioid (OR, 1.25; 95% CI, 1.11-1.41) during the ED stay. Anxiety may be underrecognized and undertreated in patients presenting with pain-related complaints. Patients reporting severe anxiety were less likely to report satisfaction with the treatment of their pain, despite higher rates of analgesic administration. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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    Tan HM


    Full Text Available This paper aimed to identify and explore the understanding and perception of erectile dysfunction (ED using exploratory qualitative approaches. This study was conducted in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 17 urban men aged 40-75 years. A semi-structural interview guide was used to explore men’s understanding of ED, impacts on their well-being and experiences with treatments. The focus groups revealed that ED was perceived to be an important loss in men’s lives as sexual performance was closely related to manhood. The men associated ED with a loss of masculinity and self-esteem. Men’s understanding of ED treatments was restricted to phophodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE-5 inhibitors and traditional therapies. Although PDE-5 inhibitors were perceived to be effective, they were concerned about their safety and costs. Some of the men have learned to cope with ED rather than to seek help, particularly among older men, who attributed their decreased sexual capacities and erection difficulties to aging, and therefore conditioned themselves to accepting it. In contrast, younger men who have erectile difficulties are considered as ‘abnormal’, and are more likely to seek help and receive treatment for their sexual problem. Men’s knowledge of and experience with modern treatments of ED were mainly associated with PDE-5 inhibitors. Their perception towards PDE-5 inhibitors was largely influenced by personal experience, information from mass media and friends. The high cost and fear of side effects were two main deterrents in the use of PDE-5 inhibitors. Many men had conceded their use of PDE-5 inhibitors without their partners’ knowledge. They worried that their partners would view the matter with suspicion and mistrust.

  7. MobilED – a mobile tools and services platform for formal and informal learning

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    Ford, M


    Full Text Available and the audio played. The teacher could add an audio/video annotation to add his/her ideas to the lesson plan. 2. Making existing educational video/animation “bytes” available to teachers and learners via MMS and data services. Interest in the project has... will discuss the vision of MobilED, cover the role of mobile phones in young people’s everyday knowledge acquisition and problem-solving situations, the applicability of this in an educational environment with a specific focus on the differences...

  8. Vlivy jaderné energetiky na životní prostředí


    Malkova, Kristina


    Title: Environmental impacts of nuclear energy Author: Malkova Kristina Supervisor: Ing. Luboš Matějíček, Dr., Ústav pro životní prostředí Přírodovědecké fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, Benátská 2, 128 01 Praha 2 Supervisor's e-mail adress: Abstract: The thesis is focused on study the impact of nuclear energy on the environment regard to non - renewable and renewable energy sources. The work includes evaluation of the entire fuel cycle of the use of various technolo...

  9. Automated SEM-EDS GSR Analysis for Turkish Ammunitions (United States)

    Cakir, Ismail; Uner, H. Bulent


    In this work, Automated Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (SEM-EDS) was used to characterize 7.65 and 9mm cartridges Turkish ammunition. All samples were analyzed in a SEM Jeol JSM-5600LV equipped BSE detector and a Link ISIS 300 (EDS). A working distance of 20mm, an accelerating voltage of 20 keV and gunshot residue software was used in all analysis. Automated search resulted in a high number of particles analyzed containing gunshot residues (GSR) unique elements (PbBaSb). The obtained data about the definition of characteristic GSR particles was concordant with other studies on this topic.

  10. New psych unit eases patient burden in ED. (United States)


    Creating a special unit for psychiatric patients frees up beds in your ED, ensures better care for that patient population, and improves the atmosphere in the main department for the rest of your patients. Consider these suggestions: The creation of a psych unit can be extremely costly. Be prepared to demonstrate projected savings when pitching the idea to administration. Make sure an ED physician has overall responsibility for each patient at all times. Keep a regular group of nurses in rotation. This setup will help ensure smooth handoffs.

  11. EscapED: A Framework for Creating Educational Escape Rooms and Interactive Games to For Higher/Further Education.

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    Samantha Jane Clarke


    Full Text Available Game-based learning (GBL is often found to be technologically driven and more often than not, serious games for instance, are conceptualised and designed solely for digital platforms and state of the art technologies. To encourage a greater discussion on the potential benefits and challenges of a more holistic approach to developing GBL that promote human centered interactions and play for learning, the authors present the escapED programme. The escapED programme was conceived following the recent entertainment trend of escape rooms and is used for developing non-digital GBL approaches within education. escapED aids the design and creation of educational Escape Rooms and Interactive Gaming Experiences for staff and students in further/higher education settings. The paper first presents a pilot study that was used to assess the feasibility and acceptance of University teaching staff of embedding interactive GBL into a higher education environment. The authors then present the escapED theoretical framework that was used to create the prototype game for the pilot study as a tool to aid future design and development of on-site interactive experiences. The paper also presents an external developer report of using the escapED framework to develop a prototype game for teaching research methods to Southampton University students. Finally, the authors present a discussion on the use of the escapED framework so far and plans for future work and evaluation in order to provide engaging alternatives for learning and soft skills development amongst higher education staff andstudents.

  12. Structural requirements for the interaction between peptide antigens and I-Ed molecules

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    Sette, A; Adorini, L; Appella, E


    amino acid substitution analogues of one good I-Ed binder, hen egg lysozyme 107-116, were analyzed for their capacity to bind to I-Ed molecules and to activate two different I-Ed-restricted T cell hybridomas. The results illustrate the great permissiveness of I-Ed-peptide interaction and the great......We have analyzed the structural characteristics of the interaction between I-Ed molecules and their peptide ligands. It was found that unrelated good I-Ed binders share structurally similar "core" regions that were experimentally demonstrated to be crucial for binding to I-Ed molecules. Single...

  13. Inside the Sex Ed Studio: An Interview with Peggy Brick (United States)

    Taverner, William J.


    "Inside the Sex Ed Studio" profiles leaders in the field of sexuality education. Peggy Brick, former director of Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey's Center for Family Life Education (CFLE) and author of numerous sexuality education resources used worldwide, is the subject of this interview. Ms. Brick was interviewed by…

  14. Psychological and psychopathological variables associated with eating disorders (ED

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    Antonio Fernández-Delgado


    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this study was to compare some psychological and psychopathological variables usually associated with different types of patients with eating disorders (ED. A total of 22 variables (psychological, psychopathological and specifically related to TCA were analyzed in three groups of patients with anorexia nervosa (AN, bulimia nervosa (BN and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS. Method: The sample consisted of 76 patients diagnosed with ED (mean age 20.13 ± 6.28 years; 69 women and 7 men. The following questionnaires were administered: Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale (SES, Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R, Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI, Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ, Body Appreciation Scale (BAS, Eating Disorder Inventory-2 (EDI-2 and Body Image Quality of Life Inventory (BIQLI-SP. Results: Generally no significant differences between groups, except for the variables related to the BSQ and EDI-2 questionnaires, were found. The study of the correlations among the different variables specifically related to eating disorders and others, showed differences between groups. Conclusions: The present study shows few differences with respect to psychopathological symptoms among the different types of ED. Bearing in mind future studies, it would be interesting to use a bigger sample size, to include more men, and to distinguish between restricted/purging types of ED.

  15. Diagnostic utility of the genital Gram stain in ED patients. (United States)

    Stefanski, Peter; Hafner, John W; Riley, Shanda L; Sunga, Kharmene L Y; Schaefer, Timothy J


    The study aimed to determine the diagnostic usefulness of the genital Gram stain in an emergency department (ED) population. A linked-query of an urban, tertiary-care, university- affiliated hospital laboratory database was conducted for all completed Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA probes, Trichomonas vaginalis wet preps, and genital Gram stains performed on ED patient visits between January and December 2004. Positive criteria for a Gram stain included greater than 10 white blood cells per high-power field, gram-negative intracellular/extracellular diplococci (suggesting N gonorrhoeae), clue cells (suggesting T vaginalis), or direct visualization of T vaginalis organisms. DNA probes were used as the gold standard definition for N gonorrhoeae and C trachomatis infection. Of 1511 initially eligible ED visits, 941 were analyzed (genital Gram stain and DNA probe results both present), with a prevalence of either C trachomatis or N gonorrhoeae of 11.4%. A positive genital Gram stain was 75.7% sensitive and 43.3% specific in diagnosing either C trachomatis and/or N gonorrhoeae infection, and 80.4% sensitive and 32.2% specific when the positive cutoff was lowered to more than 5 white blood cells/high-power field. No Gram stains were positive for T vaginalis (with 47 positive wet mounts), and clue cells were noted on 117 Gram stains (11.6%). Gram stains in isolation lack sufficient diagnostic ability to detect either C trachomatis or N gonorrhoeae infection in the ED.

  16. I>Lo specchio frammentato ed il pagliaccio piangente : alienation ...

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    Quest'articolo esamina il modo in cui il cinema di Nanni Moretti usa uno sguardo autoriflessivamente critico per parlare della condizione frammentata ed alienata di un soggetto maschile, italiano e di sinistra, nella tarda età capitalista. L'articolo mette a fuoco come l'uso morettiano dell' umorismo, con palesi tratti ...

  17. Mai alguses linastub dokfilm "Sinimäed" / Andris Feldmanis

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    Feldmanis, Andris, 1982-


    Valminud on 6-osalise ajaloodokumentaalide sarja "Kuum külm sõda" teine film "Sinimäed" : stsenaristid Kiur Aarma, Mart Laar, Eerik-Niiles Kross, Raimo Jõerand : režissöör Raimo Jõerand : Ruut Pictures

  18. Creating a Minnesota Statewide SNAP-Ed Program Evaluation (United States)

    Gold, Abby; Barno, Trina Adler; Sherman, Shelley; Lovett, Kathleen; Hurtado, G. Ali


    Systematic evaluation is an essential tool for understanding program effectiveness. This article describes the pilot test of a statewide evaluation tool for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). A computer algorithm helped Community Nutrition Educators (CNEs) build surveys specific to their varied educational settings…

  19. Murray Pittock, ed., The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism.

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    Manfred Malzahn


    Full Text Available Murray Pittock, ed., The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. Pp. 251. ISBN 978-0-7486-3845-1 (hardback. £ 65.00. ISBN 978-0-7486-3846-8 (paperback. £ 21.99.

  20. Impact of Physician Navigators on productivity indicators in the ED. (United States)

    Leung, Alexander K; Puri, Gaurav; Chen, Bingshu E; Gong, Zhenxian; Chan, Eddie; Feng, Edward; Duic, Marko


    We created Physician Navigators in our ED to help improve emergency physician (EP) productivity. We aimed to quantify the effect of Physician Navigators on measures of EP productivity: patient seen per hour (Pt/hr), and turn-around time (TAT) to discharge. Secondary objectives included examining their impact on measures of ED throughput for non-resuscitative patients: ED length of stay (LOS), door-to-physician time and left-without-being-seen rates (LWBS). In this retrospective study, 6845 clinical shifts worked by 20 EPs at a community ED in Newmarket, Canada from 1 January 2012 to 31 March 2015 were evaluated. Using a clustered design, we compared productivity measures between shifts with and without Physician Navigators, by physician. We used a linear mixed model to examine mean changes in Pt/hr and TAT to discharge for EPs who employed Physician Navigators. For secondary objectives, autoregressive modelling was performed to compare ED throughput metrics before and after the implementation of Physician Navigators for non-resuscitative patients. Patient volumes increased by 20 patients per day (p<0.001). Mean Pt/hr increased by 1.07 patients per hour (0.98 to 1.16, p<0.001). The mean TAT to discharge decreased by 10.6 min (-13.2 to -8.0, p<0.001). After implementation of the Physician Navigator programme, overall mean LOS for non-resuscitative patients decreased by 2.6 min (p=0.007), and mean door-to-physician time decreased by 7.4 min (p<0.001). LBWS rates decreased from 1.13% to 0.63% of daily patient volume (p<0.001). Despite an ED volume increase, the use of a Physician Navigator was associated with significant improvements in EP productivity, and significant reductions in ED throughput times. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.

  1. INSIST-ED: Italian Society of Andrology registry on penile prosthesis surgery. First data analysis

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    Edoardo Pescatori


    Full Text Available Objectives: The Italian Society of Andrology, i.e. “Società Italiana di Andrologia” (S.I.A., launched on December 2014 a prospective, multicenter, monitored and internal review board approved Registry for penile implants, the “INSIST-ED” (Italian Nationwide Systematic Inventarisation of Surgical Treatment for ED Registry. Purpose of this first report is to present a baseline data analysis of the characteristics of penile implant surgery in Italy. Material and methods: The INSIST-ED Registry is open to all surgeons implanting penile prostheses (all brands, all models in Italy, providing anonymous patient, device, surgical procedure, outcome, follow-up data, for both first and revision surgeries. A Registry project Board overviews all the steps of the project, and a Registry Monitor interacts with the Registry implanting surgeons. Results: As by April 8, 2016, 31 implanting surgeons actively joined the Registry, entering 367 surgical procedures in its database, that comprise: 310 first implants, 43 prosthesis substitutions, 14 device explants without substitution. Implanted devices account for: 288 three-component devices (81,3%, 20 two-component devices (5,4%, 45 non-hydraulic devices (12,3%. Leading primary ED etiologies in first implant surgeries resulted: former radical pelvic surgery in 111 cases (35,8%, Peyronie’s disease in 66 cases (21,3%, diabetes in 39 cases (12,6%. Two intraoperative complications have been recorded. Main reasons for 57 revision surgeries were: device failure (52,6%, erosion (19,3%, infection (12,3%, patient dissatisfaction (10,5%. Surgical settings for patients undergoing a first penile implant were: public hospitals in 251 cases (81%, private environments in 59 cases (19%. Conclusions: The INSIST-ED Registry represents the first European experience of penile prosthesis Registry. This baseline data analysis shows that: three-pieces inflatable prosthesis is the most implanted device, leading etiology of

  2. TrED: the Trichophyton rubrum Expression Database

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    Liu Tao


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Trichophyton rubrum is the most common dermatophyte species and the most frequent cause of fungal skin infections in humans worldwide. It's a major concern because feet and nail infections caused by this organism is extremely difficult to cure. A large set of expression data including expressed sequence tags (ESTs and transcriptional profiles of this important fungal pathogen are now available. Careful analysis of these data can give valuable information about potential virulence factors, antigens and novel metabolic pathways. We intend to create an integrated database TrED to facilitate the study of dermatophytes, and enhance the development of effective diagnostic and treatment strategies. Description All publicly available ESTs and expression profiles of T. rubrum during conidial germination in time-course experiments and challenged with antifungal agents are deposited in the database. In addition, comparative genomics hybridization results of 22 dermatophytic fungi strains from three genera, Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton, are also included. ESTs are clustered and assembled to elongate the sequence length and abate redundancy. TrED provides functional analysis based on GenBank, Pfam, and KOG databases, along with KEGG pathway and GO vocabulary. It is integrated with a suite of custom web-based tools that facilitate querying and retrieving various EST properties, visualization and comparison of transcriptional profiles, and sequence-similarity searching by BLAST. Conclusion TrED is built upon a relational database, with a web interface offering analytic functions, to provide integrated access to various expression data of T. rubrum and comparative results of dermatophytes. It is devoted to be a comprehensive resource and platform to assist functional genomic studies in dermatophytes. TrED is available from URL:

  3. The impact of ED nurse manager leadership style on staff nurse turnover and patient satisfaction in academic health center hospitals. (United States)

    Raup, Glenn H


    Nurse managers with effective leadership skills are an essential component to the solution for ending the nursing shortage. Empirical studies of existing ED nurse manager leadership styles and their impact on key nurse management outcomes such as staff nurse turnover and patient satisfaction have not been performed. The specific aims of this study were to determine what types of leadership styles were used by ED nurse managers in academic health center hospitals and examine their influence on staff nurse turnover and patient satisfaction. ED nurse managers were asked to complete the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire and a 10-item researcher defined nurse manager role and practice demographics survey. Completed surveys (15 managers and 30 staff nurses) representing 15 out of 98 possible U.S. academic health centers were obtained. Fisher's exact test with 95% confidence intervals were used to analyze the data. The sample percentage of managers who exhibited Transformational leadership styles and demographic findings of nurse manager age, total years experience and length of time in current position matched current reports in the literature. A trend of lower staff nurse turnover with Transformational leadership style compared to non-Trasformational leadership styles was identified. However, the type of leadership style did not appear to have an effect on patient satisfaction. The ED is an ever-changing, highly regulated, critical-care environment. Effective ED nurse manager leadership strategies are vital to maintaining the standards of professional emergency nursing practice to create an environment that can produce management outcomes of decreased staff nurse turnover, thereby enhancing staff nurse retention and potentially impacting patient satisfaction.

  4. Application of SEM/EDS to environmental geochemistry of heavy metals

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    Mateja Gosar


    Full Text Available Heavy metals represent a ubiquitous constituent of the near-surface environment, present in widely varyingconcentrations that typically have little impact on human behaviour and health. However, the mining of metals anduse of these metals in industrial processes has produced significant anthropogenic inputs of metals to both localand global environments. As such, a rigorous overview of the current accumulation of heavy metals and knowledgeof mineralogy of heavy metal-bearing phases is important for understanding their stability, solubility, mobility,bioavailability and toxicity. These data are of fundamental importance for environmental risk assessment and evaluationof future scenarios. Since conventional geochemical analyses provide limited information, other analyticalmethods have to be utilized for the characterisation of heavy metal-bearing phases. Significant analytical methodfor identification and characterisation of heavy metals in environmental media is a scanning electron microscopecoupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (SEM/EDS, an apparatus for qualitative and semi-quantitative chemical analysis at microne level, newly introduced to Geological Survey of Slovenia. Use of SEM/EDS was already introduced to environmental studies world-wide. In Slovenia, SEM/EDS analyses of environmental media werefirstly carried out on the Meža River stream sediments and snow deposits from Ljubljana urban area.Heavy metal-bearing phases in the Meža River stream sediments were apportioned to three source areas: Mežica mining/smelting area (geogenic-technogenic origin, Ravne ironworks area (technogenic origin and the Meža River catchment area (geogenic origin, which corresponds to data obtained by conventional geochemical and multivariate statistical methods. Airborne particles, identified in urban snow deposits, were interpreted as geogenic particles, represented by fragments of heavy metal-bearing minerals, and technogenic particles that

  5. Microbiologic methods utilized in the MAL-ED cohort study. (United States)

    Houpt, Eric; Gratz, Jean; Kosek, Margaret; Zaidi, Anita K M; Qureshi, Shahida; Kang, Gagandeep; Babji, Sudhir; Mason, Carl; Bodhidatta, Ladaporn; Samie, Amidou; Bessong, Pascal; Barrett, Leah; Lima, Aldo; Havt, Alexandre; Haque, Rashidul; Mondal, Dinesh; Taniuchi, Mami; Stroup, Suzanne; McGrath, Monica; Lang, Dennis


    A central hypothesis of The Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED) study is that enteropathogens contribute to growth faltering. To examine this question, the MAL-ED network of investigators set out to achieve 3 goals: (1) develop harmonized protocols to test for a diverse range of enteropathogens, (2) provide quality-assured and comparable results from 8 global sites, and (3) achieve maximum laboratory throughput and minimum cost. This paper describes the rationale for the microbiologic assays chosen and methodologies used to accomplish the 3 goals. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail:

  6. Safe Handling of Snakes in an ED Setting. (United States)

    Cockrell, Melanie; Swanson, Kristofer; Sanders, April; Prater, Samuel; von Wenckstern, Toni; Mick, JoAnn


    Efforts to improve consistency in management of snakes and venomous snake bites in the emergency department (ED) can improve patient and staff safety and outcomes, as well as improve surveillance data accuracy. The emergency department at a large academic medical center identified an opportunity to implement a standardized process for snake disposal and identification to reduce staff risk exposure to snake venom from snakes patients brought with them to the ED. A local snake consultation vendor and zoo Herpetologist assisted with development of a process for snake identification and disposal. All snakes have been identified and securely disposed of using the newly implemented process and no safety incidents have been reported. Other emergency department settings may consider developing a standardized process for snake disposal using listed specialized consultants combined with local resources and suppliers to promote employee and patient safety. Copyright © 2017 Emergency Nurses Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Prepared for the unthinkable: EDs respond to terrorist attacks. (United States)


    The response to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon provided many key lessons for disaster preparedness. Volunteer physicians were not used in most cases, but EDs recognized the need for a system to check credentials. Communication from disater sites was problem. Injured patients went to the nearest hospital, even if it was not the most appropriate hospital. Experts recommend using existing disaster plans as templates to design or update your own.

  8. MobilED: a step backwards to look ahead

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    Van Den Berg, M


    Full Text Available of technology development and the widespread integration of the device in social and cultural practices (Kress & Pachler, 2007), has created unique opportunities for educators, researchers and practitioners. Mobile learning has developed from a few small scale... only ever reach a small fraction of them, while the network of invisible computers continues its exponential penetration into those same regions, below the radar(Selanikio, 2008). MobilED (Mobile Education) (2005) started as an international...

  9. Active Intervention Can Decrease Burnout In Ed Nurses. (United States)

    Wei, Rong; Ji, Hong; Li, Jianxin; Zhang, Liyao


    The aim of this study was to evaluate whether active intervention can decrease job burnout and improve performance among ED nurses. This study was carried out in the emergency departments of 3 hospitals randomly selected from 8 comprehensive high-level hospitals in Jinan, China. A total of 102 nurses were enrolled and randomly divided into control and intervention groups. For 6 months, nurses in intervention groups were treated with ordinary treatment plus comprehensive management, whereas nurses in the control group were treated with ordinary management, respectively. Questionnaires were sent and collected at baseline and at the end of the study. The Student t test was used to evaluate the effect of comprehensive management in decreasing burnout. All ED nurses showed symptoms of job burnout at different levels. Our data indicated that comprehensive management significantly decreased emotional exhaustion and depersonalization (P burnout in ED nurses and contribute to relieving work-related stress and may further protect against potential mental health problems. Copyright © 2016 Emergency Nurses Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Teachers are students in ZPG program called 'Pop Ed.'. (United States)

    Schline, S


    Zero Population Growth's Population Education (Pop Ed) program began in 1975 as an ongoing effort to bring the "real world" into the classroom by demonstrating the relationships among population trends, food and energy resources, and environmental and economic problems. The training workshops which last for a day or 2 have the following goals: 1) to offer a brief demographic overview for teachers, 2) to provide lesson plans and techniques readily usable in the classroom, 3) to alert teachers to the best written and audiovisual materials available, 4) to identify local resources for teaching Pop Ed, and 5) to provide sample materials. In the 1st year of program operation 10 workshops were held. These workshops are credited, at least partly, with the subsequent population instruction that reached over 10,400 students and 1600 teachers. Another 15 workshops were held in the 2nd year of operation. Obstacles to the program are the assumption on the part of some teachers that Pop Ed belongs in disciplines other than their own and the belief on the part of many teachers that they will require extensive training.

  11. States leverage telepsychiatry solutions to ease ED crowding, accelerate care. (United States)


    Many states are having success turning to telepsychiatry-based solutions to connect mental health patients with needed care while also decompressing crowded EDs. Just one year into a statewide telepsychiatry initiative in North Carolina (NC-STeP), administrators say the approach has saved as much as $7 million, and hospital demand for the service is higher than anticipated. In Texas, mental health emergency centers (MHEC) that use telepsychiatry to connect patients in rural areas with needed psychiatric care are freeing up EDs to focus on medical care. In just 11 months, 91 North Carolina hospitals have at least started the process to engage in NC-STeP. Much of the savings from NC-STeP come from involuntary commitment orders being overturned as a result of the telepsychiatry consults, reducing the need for expensive inpatient care. Implementing NC-STeP has involved multiple hurdles including credentialing difficulties and technical/firewall challenges. The Texas model provides 24/7 availability of psychiatrists via telemedicine through a network of MHECs. In-person staff at the MHECs perform basic screening tests and blood draws so that medical clearance can be achieved without the need for an ED visit in most cases. Funding for the MHECs comes from the state, hospitals in the region, and local governmental authorities that reap savings or benefits from the initiative.

  12. Analysis of microtraces in invasive traumas using SEM/EDS. (United States)

    Vermeij, E J; Zoon, P D; Chang, S B C G; Keereweer, I; Pieterman, R; Gerretsen, R R R


    Scanning electron microscopy in combination with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS) is a proven forensic tool and has been used to analyze several kinds of trace evidence. A forensic application of SEM/EDS is the examination of morphological characteristics of tool marks that tools and instruments leave on bone. The microtraces that are left behind by these tools and instruments on the bone are, however, often ignored or not noticed at all. In this paper we will describe the use of SEM/EDS for the analysis of microtraces in invasive sharp-force, blunt-force and bone-hacking traumas in bone. This research is part of a larger multi-disciplinary approach in which pathologists, forensic anthropologists, toolmark and microtrace experts work together to link observed injuries to a suspected weapon or, in case of an unknown weapon, to indicate a group of objects that could have been used as a weapon. Although there are a few difficulties one have to consider, the method itself is rather simple and straightforward to apply. A sample of dry and clean bone is placed into the SEM sample chamber and brightness and contrast are set such that bone appears grey, metal appears white and organic material appears black. The sample is then searched manually to find relevant features. Once features are found their elemental composition is measured by an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS). This method is illustrated using several cases. It is shown that SEM/EDS analysis of microtraces in bone is a valuable tool to get clues about an unknown weapon and can associate a specific weapon with injuries on the basis of appearance and elemental composition. In particular the separate results from the various disciplines are complementary and may be combined to reach a conclusion with a stronger probative value. This is not only useful in the courtroom but above all in criminal investigations when one have to know for what weapon or object to look for. Copyright © 2011

  13. Health care utilization before and after an outpatient ED visit in older people. (United States)

    Horney, Carolyn; Schmader, Kenneth; Sanders, Linda L; Heflin, Mitchell; Ragsdale, Luna; McConnell, Eleanor; Hocker, Michael; Hastings, S Nicole


    Older adults in the United States receive a significant amount of care in the emergency department (ED), yet the associations between ED and other types of health care utilization have not been adequately studied in this population. The goals of this study were to examine the relationships between health care use before and after an ED visit among older adults. This retrospective cohort study examined health care use among 308 patients 65 years or older discharged from a university-affiliated ED. Proportional-hazards models were used to assess the relationship between pre-ED health care use (primary care physician [PCP], specialist, ED, and hospital) and risk of return ED visits. Older ED patients in this study had visited other types of providers frequently in the previous year (median number of PCP and specialist visits, 4). Patients who used the ED on 2 or more occasions in the previous year were found to have visited their PCP more often than those without frequent ED use (median number of visits, 7.0 vs 4.0; P < .001). Despite more PCP use in this population, frequent ED use was associated with increased risk of a repeat ED visit (hazard ratio, 2.20; 95% confidence interval, 1.15-4.21), in models adjusted for demographics and health status. Older adults who use the ED are also receiving significant amounts of care from other sources; simply providing additional access to care may not improve outcomes for these vulnerable individuals. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  14. EDS coal liquefaction process development. Phase V. EDS commercial plant study design update. Illinois coal. Volume 1. Main report

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    Epperly, W. R.


    The objectives of the Study Design Update (SDU) were to identify the technical issues facing a potential commercial-size EDS plant design; to provide a reliable basis for estimating the cost of EDS products; and to furnish research guidance to the EDS Project. The SDU consists of two distinct studies in which different processing schemes are used to produce the hydrogen and fuel gas required by the plant. These studies are referred to as the Base Case and the Market Flexibility Sensitivity Case. In the Base Case, hydrogen is generated by steam reforming of the light hydrocarbon gases produced in the plant. Fuel gas is generated by feeding the bottoms stream from the liquefaction section vacuum pipestill to a FLEXICOKING unit. In the FLEXICOKING unit reactor, the bottoms stream is converted to coke; additional liquid product is also recovered. The coke is converted to low-Btu fuel gas in the FLEXICOKING unit gasifier. In the Market Flexibility Sensitivity (MFS) Case, the bottoms stream from the vacuum pipestill is split, and about half is sent to the FLEXICOKING unit for recovery of additional liquid product and production of fuel gas. The remainder of the bottoms stream is converted to hydrogen in a Partial Oxidation Unit. Hence the MFS Case does not consume light hydrocarbon gases produced and they are available for sale. The study of these two cases has demonstrated the importance of bottoms process selection to the economics and thermal efficiency of an EDS plant. Volume 1 - Main Report has been developed to be a stand-alone document. Both the Base Case and Market Flexibility Sensitivity (MFS) Case are covered. This volume includes an overview and detailed case summaries. It also covers economics, product recovery factors, material and energy balances, cost estimates and enviromental considerations.

  15. Validation of a Collaboration Readiness Assessment Tool for Use by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Agencies and Partners. (United States)

    Butel, Jean A; Banna, Jinan C; Novotny, Rachel; Franck, Karen L; Parker, Stephany P; Stephenson, Laura


    To evaluate content and face validity of a collaboration readiness assessment tool developed to facilitate collaborative efforts to implement policy, systems, and environment changes in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). Evaluation of the validity of the tool involved 2 steps. Step 1 was conducted with 4 subject matter experts to evaluate content validity. Step 2 used an iterative cognitive testing process with 4 rounds and 16 SNAP-Ed staff and community partners to evaluate face validity. Subject matter experts found that survey items appropriately matched the content area indicated and adequately covered collective efficacy, change efficacy, and readiness. Cognitive testing with SNAP-Ed staff and partners informed modifications and resulted in adequate face validity. The ability to measure collaboration readiness will allow agencies and community partners that implement SNAP-Ed to target areas that facilitate collaboration efforts needed for policy, systems, and environment change and collective efficacy. Further cognitive testing of the tool with other populations is needed to ensure its applicability and usefulness. Evaluation of the reliability of the tool with a broad range of SNAP-Ed programs and community agencies is also recommended. Copyright © 2017 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Family environment of eating disordered patients with and without self-injurious behaviors. (United States)

    Claes, Laurence; Vandereycken, Walter; Vertommen, Hans


    The family environment is known to be an important contributor to the course of psychiatric disorders. In this study, we examined the family context of eating disordered (ED) patients with and without self-injurious behaviors (SIB). A Dutch adaptation of the Family Environment Scale "Sci Eng 57(9-B):1997;5927" was completed by 131 ED patients of whom 47% showed at least one form of SIB (e.g., cutting, burning, hair pulling, etc.). Results showed a significant difference in family environment between patients with and without SIB. The family environment of self-injuring ED patients was less cohesive, expressive and socially oriented, and more conflictual and disorganized than the family environment of those without SIB. No significant differences in perceived family environment were found with respect to the number or form of SIB and the subtype of ED. Neither did we find a significant interaction effect between ED subtype and presence/absence of SIB.

  17. Prevalence and correlates of erectile dysfunction (ED) and treatment seeking for ED in Asian Men: the Asian Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality (MALES) study. (United States)

    Tan, Hui-Meng; Low, Wah Yun; Ng, Chirk Jenn; Chen, Kuang-Kuo; Sugita, Minoru; Ishii, Nobuhisa; Marumo, Ken; Lee, Sung Won; Fisher, William; Sand, Michael


    There have been limited multiregional studies in Asia examining the parameters of men's general and sexual health and quality of life in the general population vs. those in clinical cohorts of patients with erectile dysfunction (ED). The aims of the Asian Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality (Asian MALES) study were to investigate the prevalence of ED, associated health conditions, and ED treatment-seeking patterns in the general male population in five regions of Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan). Standardized questionnaire previously used in a similar multiregional study and modified to ensure culturally appropriate content for Asia. Phase I of the study involved 10,934 adult men, aged 20-75 years, who were interviewed using the standardized questionnaire. Phase II of the study involved men with self-reported ED recruited from Phase I and via physician referral, invitations in general practitioner offices, and street interception (total Phase II sample, N = 1,209). The overall prevalence of self-reported ED in the Phase I study population was 6.4%. ED prevalence varied by region and significantly increased with age (P quality of life (P = 0.0001), compared with men without ED. Phase II of the study revealed that fewer than half of men with self-reported ED had sought treatment for their problem. Men were more likely to seek help for erection difficulties from Western doctors than from traditional medicine practitioners (P = 0.0001). A man's partner/spouse was the most common influencer of treatment seeking in all regions except Malaysia. The findings confirm those of existing research on ED in both Asian and non-Asian males: ED is a prevalent condition; the prevalence of ED increases with age and is strongly associated with comorbid conditions; and the majority of men have never sought treatment for their condition. This study highlights a substantial need for the evaluation and treatment of ED in Asian men.

  18. Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: Factors Associated with ED Revisits

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    Brian R. Sharp


    Full Text Available Introduction: Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP is a condition that commonly affects women in the first trimester of pregnancy. Despite frequently leading to emergency department (ED visits, little evidence exists to characterize the nature of ED visits or to guide its treatment in the ED. Our objectives were to evaluate the treatment of NVP in the ED and to identify factors that predict return visits to the ED for NVP. Methods: We conducted a retrospective database analysis using the electronic medical record from a single, large academic hospital. Demographic and treatment variables were collected using a chart review of 113 ED patient visits with a billing diagnosis of “nausea and vomiting in pregnancy” or “hyperemesis gravidarum.” Logistic regression analysis was used with a primary outcome of return visit to the ED for the same diagnoses. Results: There was wide treatment variability of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy patients in the ED. Of the 113 patient visits, 38 (33.6% had a return ED visit for NVP. High gravidity (OR 1.31, 95% CI [1.06-1.61], high parity (OR 1.50 95% CI [1.12-2.00], and early gestational age (OR 0.74 95% CI [0.60-0.90] were associated with an increase in return ED visits in univariate logistic regression models, while only early gestational age (OR 0.74 95% CI [0.59-0.91] was associated with increased return ED visits in a multiple regression model. Admission to the hospital was found to decrease the likelihood of return ED visits (p=0.002. Conclusion: NVP can be difficult to manage and has a high ED return visit rate. Optimizing care with aggressive, standardized treatment in the ED and upon discharge, particularly if factors predictive of return ED visits are present, may improve quality of care and reduce ED utilization for this condition.

  19. Patient-Centered Care Transition for Patients Admitted through the ED: Improving Patient and Employee Experience


    Andrea Algauer BSN, RN; Stephanie Rivera BSN, RN; Robert Faurote BSN, RN


    With increasing wait times in emergency departments (ED) across America, there is a need to streamline the inpatient admission process in order to decrease wait times and more important, to increase patient and employee satisfaction. One inpatient unit at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center initiated a program to help expedite the inpatient admission process from the ED. The goal of the ED Bridge program is to ease the patient's transition from the ED to an inpatient unit by vi...

  20. Self-Esteem and Emotional Intelligence among B.Ed Trainees of Tsunami Affected Coastal Belt (United States)

    Babu M, Sameer


    Through this study the author investigates the relationship between self-esteem and emotional intelligence among B.Ed trainees of Tsunami affected coastal belt of Alappey district of Kerala, India. Stream of study, marital status and age based comparisons were made among the B.Ed trainees. 92 B.Ed trainees were the participants in the study. It…

  1. EDS V26 Containment Vessel Explosive Qualification Test Report

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    Crocker, Robert W. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Haroldsen, Brent L. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Stofleth, Jerome H. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)


    The objective of the test was to qualify the vessel for its intended use by subjecting it to a 1.25 times overtest. The criteria for success are that the measured strains do not exceed the calculated strains from the vessel analysis, there is no significant additional plastic strain on subsequent tests at the rated design load (shakedown), and there is no significant damage to the vessel and attached hardware that affect form, fit, or function. Testing of the V25 Vessel in 2011 established a precedent for testing V26 [2]. As with V25, two tests were performed to satisfy this objective. The first test used 9 pounds of Composition C-4 (11.25 lbs. TNT-equivalent), which is 125 percent of the design basis load. The second test used 7.2 pounds of Composition C-4 (9 lbs. TNT-equivalent) which is 100 percent of the design basis load. The first test provided the required overtest while the second test served to demonstrate shakedown and the absence of additional plastic deformation. Unlike the V25 vessel, which was mounted in a shipping cradle during testing, the V26 vessel was mounted on the EDS P2U3 trailer prior to testing. Visual inspections of the EDS vessel, surroundings, and diagnostics were completed before and after each test event. This visual inspection included analyzing the seals, fittings, and interior surfaces of the EDS vessel and documenting any abnormalities or damages. Photographs were used to visually document vessel conditions and findings before and after each test event.

  2. Book review: Psychology in a work context (2nd Ed.

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    Nanette Tredoux


    Full Text Available Bergh, Z. & Theron, A.L. (Eds (2003 Psychology in a work context (2nd Ed.. Cape Town: Oxford University Press. This book is an overview and introduction to Industrial and Organisational Psychology. It is a work of ambitious scope, and it is clear that the contributors have invested a great deal of thought and effort in the planning and execution of the book. The current version is the second edition, and it looks set to become one of those standard textbooks that are revised every few years to keep up with changing times. It is a handsome volume, produced to a high standard of editorial care, pleasingly laid out and organised well enough to be useful as an occasional reference source. An English-Afrikaans glossary, tables of contents for every chapter as well as for the entire book, a comprehensive index and extensive bibliography make it easy to retrieve the information relating to a particular topic. Every chapter ends with a conclusion summarising the gist of the material covered. Quality illustrations lighten the tone and help to bring some of the concepts to life. Learning outcomes and self-assessment exercises and questions for every chapter will be useful to the lecturer using the book as a source for a tutored course, and for the student studying by distance learning. If sold at the suggested retail price, the book represents good value compared to imported textbooks that cover similar ground.


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    RJ Salway


    Full Text Available Overcrowding in emergency departments is a problem in many countries around the world, including the United States and Chile. Emergency department (ED overcrowding causes problems for patients and staff, including increased waiting times, increased ambulance diversion, increased length of stay, increased medical errors, increased patient mortality, and increased harm to hospitals due to financial losses. This article aims to describe the etiology of ED overcrowding and potential solutions through an examination of the evidence. Ultimately, ED overcrowding originates from hospital overcrowding and thus the solutions to this complex problem lie in the ED itself as well as outside of the ED.

  4. Food environment and obesity. (United States)

    Mattes, Richard; Foster, Gary D


    The food environment plays an important and often dominant role in food choice, eating patterns, and ultimately, energy intake. The Obesity Society and the American Society for Nutrition jointly sponsored a series of reviews on topics of interest to both memberships. The goal was to consider the state of understanding on selected issues related to the food environment and obesity and to identify key knowledge gaps. The first article (not necessarily of importance) targeted energy density (ED) and focuses on the role of ED in the regulation of energy intake and body weight. It offers recommendations for prioritizing research. The second article addresses economic factors and examines food and beverage purchases as a function of price changes. It concludes that targeted food taxes and subsidies alone are unlikely to substantially affect obesity. The third article concerns sweetened beverages and points out the difficulty in establishing the strength of the association between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain and obesity. In the fourth article, the contributions of palatability and variety to eating behavior and weight are reviewed. Article five explores the influence of portion size on energy intake and weight management. It finds that consumers generally tend to eat proportionally more as portion size increases. The sixth article focuses on the efficacy and effectiveness of eating frequency manipulations for body weight management and finds that such manipulations have consistently yielded null results. Finally, article seven identifies several limitations of the existing literature regarding neighborhood access to healthy foods. This series of reviews addresses important questions regarding the contribution of the food environment to obesity. Independent of physiological/genetic determinants, factors such as ED, cost, food form, palatability, variety, portion size, eating frequency, and access to healthy food are each evaluated for their role in

  5. Kinematická analýza posturálních změn v bipedálním stoji při aplikaci podnětu ze zevního prostředí a modifikaci vizuální scény u pacientů po plastice předního zkříženého vazu Kinematic analysis of postural changes in bipedal stance at application of stimulus from external environment and modifi cation of visual scene in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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    Miroslav Janura


    Full Text Available Tato studie se zabývá změnami postury při modifikované zrakové scéně a při aplikaci podnětu ze zevního prostředí u zdravých jedinců a u pacientů po plastice předního zkříženého vazu (LCA za nezměněné a modifi kované vizuální scény. Do vyšetřovaného souboru bylo zahrnuto 11 pacientů po plastice LCA a 14 zdravých jedinců. Modifi kace vizuální scény bylo dosaženo prostřednictvím speciálního optického systému Olympus – Eye trek FMD-700. Zevní podnět byl realizován pomocí nárazu letícího míče. K hodnocení posturálních změn jsme využili kinematickou analýzu. U pacientů po rekonstrukci LCA i u zdravých jedinců jsme nejvíce diferencí v jednotlivých způsobech provedení nalezli pro kinematické parametry na dolních končetinách a trupu. U obou skupin probandů jsme zaznamenali podobné tendence k posturálním změnám. Při porovnávání kinematických parametrů mezi skupinou pacientů a zdravých jedinců jsme nalezli rozdíly v poloze horních končetin. Pro dolní končetiny a trup (s výjimkou minimální velikosti úhlu bérec – stehno při modifi kované scéně s reálným podnětem nejsou rozdíly mezi oběma skupinami statisticky významné. Tears and rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL, which has an important function in knee joint stability, are very common and more so in sports. ACL injury can be managed in two ways. One alternative pertains to conservative therapy whereas the second variant is surgical intervention (reconstruction. The number of ACL reconstructions has risen recently. The purpose of this study was to analyze the postural changes in bipedal stance at application of a stimulus from external environment and the resultant modifi cation in the visual scene in patients with ACL reconstruction. The examined group consisted of 25 subjects – 11 patients with ACL reconstruction and 14 healthy adults. The external stimulus was realized by striking

  6. A humanisation approach for the management of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome-Hypermobility Type (JHS/EDS-HT) (United States)

    Clark, Carol J.; Knight, Isobel


    ABSTRACT Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome—Hypermobility Type (JHS/EDS-HT) is a complex and multisystemic condition which significantly impacts on a person’s health and well-being and is challenging for health professionals (HPs) to manage. People with JHS/EDS-HT and HPs recognise the individual nature and the complexities of the condition. There is a requirement to understand the condition within the context of the individual human dimensions of illness and healing. The aim of this paper is to explore the management of this condition using a theoretical model referred to as the Humanisation Framework.  It is suggested that using the philosophical dimensions of this framework will empower HPs and those with JHS/EDS-HT to work together to proactively manage this condition. The eight dimensions of the Humanisation Framework facilitate an experiential understanding of the person within their context and environment, providing a constructive adjunct to the evidence-based management of those with JHS/EDS-HT. The humanisation framework was developed for health and social care and uses the philosophy behind well-being and what makes well-being possible. This paper explores how HPs may use aspects of the framework to understand the condition and empower and motivate those with JHS/EDS-HT to be active participants in their own well-being. PMID:28866967

  7. Fisica e fumetti: Paperone ed il deposito sotterraneo

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    Bagnoli, Franco


    I fumetti, come i film, spesso utilizzano idee scientifiche "fantasiose". Non ci riferiamo qui alla violazione implicita delle leggi della fisica, cosa permessa in un mondo di fantasia, quanto piuttosto all'uso di spiegazioni fisiche errate che vengono usate in buona fede perch\\'e a riflettono convinzioni molto diffuse, ma sbagliate, sull'interpretazione di fenomeni a partire dai principi fisici. D'altra parte questi errori possono servire a illustrare la corretta applicazione della fisica in una maniera molto pi\\`u accattivante rispetto alla modalit\\'a tradizionale di presentazione. Analizziamo qui l'avventura Paperone ed il deposito sotterraneo di Pezzin e Cavezzano. ----- Comics and cartoon movies sometimes exploit fictitious scientific ideas. It is often the case that these ideas, althought wrong, actually reflect the popular vision of some natural phenomenon. We do not refer here to the implicit violation of physical laws in fictions, a practice allowed by the underlining "poetic licence" of comics. Howe...

  8. Proteste ed emancipazione alla frontiera europea. Il caso di Lampedusa

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    Annalisa Lendaro

    Full Text Available Riassunto Questo articolo si propone di approfondire a livello teorico i legami tra proteste ed emancipazione dei migranti senza status legale, che si trovano in situazione di detenzione amministrativa sull’isola italiana di Lampedusa. Il presente contributo mette in evidenza il fatto che l’agency dei migranti, seppur privi di libertà e di uno status legale, è determinante per sbloccare una situazione di crisi in un contesto simile allo stato di eccezione descritto da Agamben. Più precisamente, la protesta dei migranti di Lampedusa mostra in che modo la sospensione dello stato di diritto apra degli spiragli per, non solo denunciare l’ingiustizia di alcune norme, ma anche per agire.

  9. EDS'09: 13th International Conference on Elastic & Diffractive Scattering

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    The series of International Conferences on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering was founded in 1985 in the picturesque old French town of Blois, famous for its XIV - XVIIth century château, inside of which the first meeting took place. Since then, meetings have been organised every two years in different places of the world: New York (1987), Evanston (1989), Isola d'Elba (1991), Providence (1993), Blois (1995), Seoul (1997), Protvino (1999), Prague (2001), Helsinki (2003), Blois (2005) and Hamburg (2007). The conference will focus on the most recent experimental and theoretical results in particle physics with an emphasis on Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). The conference agenda is now full. No further contributions can be accepted.

  10. Un buen comienzo para la historia económica

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    José Eduardo Rueda Enciso


    Full Text Available Economía colombiana del siglo XIX. Adolfo Meisel Roca y María Teresa Ramírez (EDS.. Banco de la República, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Bogotá, 2010, 723 págs., il., + 1 CD-ROM.

  11. Pivot Nursing: An Alternative to Traditional ED Triage. (United States)

    Christensen, Maria; Rosenberg, Mark; Mahon, Eileen; Pineda, Sharon; Rojas, Eva; Soque, Victoria; Johansen, Mary L


    A 7.2% increase in patient volume from 130,700 to 140,800 in 2012 prompted St Joseph's Regional Medical Center Emergency Department to review existing triage processes to decrease turnaround time. "Pivot triage" is a new, efficient intake process that entails use of 4 rather than 8 determinants to identify acuity levels. The purpose of this performance improvement project was to create alternatives to traditional triage to decrease ED length of stay and door-to-physician time. After education, the pivot process was implemented using 4 determinants established by a multidisciplinary team. The pivot process was slowly implemented for 6 hours over a 1-week period to work out processing issues. Arrival time, door-to-physician time, and departure time from the emergency department were elements used to calculate the patient's turnaround time. Length of ED stay was collected monthly beginning in the fourth quarter of 2011. Comparisons were made after Pivot implementation in the fourth quarter of 2012. Despite the increasing volume, the mean door-to-physician time decreased from 71 to 40 minutes, a 43.7% reduction. The overall turnaround time decreased from 220 to 181 minutes, representing approximately a 17.7% reduction. The percentage of patients who left without being seen decreased from 2.5% to 1.0%. The pivot process improved patient flow in the emergency department, reducing time spent by the patient in the department. The pivot process is a viable alternative to traditional triage. Nurses are able to accurately pivot patients with a reduced amount of information. Copyright © 2016 Emergency Nurses Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. ED services: the impact of caring behaviors on patient loyalty. (United States)

    Liu, Sandra S; Franz, David; Allen, Monette; Chang, En-Chung; Janowiak, Dana; Mayne, Patricia; White, Ruth


    This article describes an observational study of caring behaviors in the emergency departments of 4 Ascension Health hospitals and the impact of these behaviors on patient loyalty to the associated hospital. These hospitals were diverse in size and geography, representing 3 large urban community hospitals in metropolitan areas and 1 in a midsized city. Research assistants from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) conducted observations at the first study site and validated survey instruments. The Purdue research assistants trained contracted observers at the subsequent study sites. The research assistants conducted observational studies of caregivers in the emergency departments at 4 study sites using convenience sampling of patients. Caring behaviors were rated from 0 (did not occur) to 5 (high intensity). The observation included additional information, for example, caregiver roles, timing, and type of visit. Observed and unobserved patients completed exit surveys that recorded patient responses to the likelihood-to-recommend (loyalty) questions, patient perceptions of care, and demographic information. Common themes across all study sites emerged, including (1) the area that patients considered most important to an ED experience (prompt attention to their needs upon arrival to the emergency department); (2) the area that patients rated as least positive in their actual ED experience (prompt attention to their needs upon arrival to the emergency department); (3) caring behaviors that significantly affected patient loyalty (eg, making sure that the patient is aware of care-related details, working with a caring touch, and making the treatment procedure clearly understood by the patient); and (4) the impact of wait time to see a caregiver on patient loyalty. A number of correlations between caring behaviors and patient loyalty were statistically significant (P caring behaviors that are most closely linked to patient loyalty but that occurred least frequently. The

  13. RT-PCR Analysis of ED-A,ED-B, and IIICS Fibronectin Domains: A New Screening Marker For Bladder Cancer

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    M Ahmadi Javid


    Full Text Available Background: Fibronectin seems to play a very important role in the progression and invasion of bladder cancer. EDA, EDB, and IIICS domains of fibronectin are not expressed in the adult persons but they’re expressed in different cancers. The aim of this study is to investigate the mRNA of fibronectin in transitional carcinoma cells (TCC of bladder to study these domains. Methods: A total of 20 patients with known bladder cancer were studied. Two of them excluded since their excised tissues were not enough for both the pathological examination and RNA study. Another 20 (control group were normal volunteers who needed bladder operations. The excised tissue was immediately transferred to RNAlater (Ambion,TX. RNA was extracted via RNAWIZ (Ambion, TX. cDNA was made via RevertAid First Strand cDNA Synthesis Kit (Fermentas. PCR of the cDNAs was performed using primers for EDA, EDB, and IIICS (Eurogentec,Belgium. Results: For the first time, we present the expression of the oncofetal fibronectin mRNA in the transitional cell carcinoma of bladder. The high grade muscle invasive (G3T2 tumor, expressed ED-A, ED-B, and IIICS. Expression of ED-A, ED-B, and IIICS was confirmed in the two patients with G3T1 TCC. The four patients with G2Ta and G3Ta expressed both ED-A and ED-B. The four patients with G1T1 tumor expressed ED-A only, similar to the nine patients with G1Ta tumor. None of the normal volunteers expressed the oncofetal extra domains. The sensitivity of ED-A positive fibronectin RNA for detecting TCC of any kind is 100%, and of ED-B was only 35%. The specificity of ED-B positive fibronectin RNA for the high grade TCC is 100%. Conclusion: ED-A, ED-B, and IIICS could be used as useful markers for the diagnosis and following up of bladder carcinoma. Keywords: Transitional Cell Carcinoma, bladder cancer, fibronectin, RT-PCR, oncofetal.

  14. SED-ED, a workflow editor for computational biology experiments written in SED-ML. (United States)

    Adams, Richard R


    The simulation experiment description markup language (SED-ML) is a new community data standard to encode computational biology experiments in a computer-readable XML format. Its widespread adoption will require the development of software support to work with SED-ML files. Here, we describe a software tool, SED-ED, to view, edit, validate and annotate SED-ML documents while shielding end-users from the underlying XML representation. SED-ED supports modellers who wish to create, understand and further develop a simulation description provided in SED-ML format. SED-ED is available as a standalone Java application, as an Eclipse plug-in and as an SBSI ( plug-in, all under an MIT open-source license. Source code is at The application itself is available from

  15. The Validity of Virtual Environments for Eliciting Emotional Responses in Patients with Eating Disorders and in Controls (United States)

    Ferrer-Garcia, Marta; Gutierrez-Maldonado, Jose; Caqueo-Urizar, Alejandra; Moreno, Elena


    This article explores the efficacy of virtual environments representing situations that are emotionally significant to patients with eating disorders (ED) to modify depression and anxiety levels both in these patients and in controls. Eighty-five ED patients and 108 students were randomly exposed to five experimental virtual environments (a…

  16. X-linked anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (ED1 in men, mice, and cattle

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    Drögemüller Cord


    Full Text Available Abstract Ectodermal dysplasias are a large group of rare genetic disorders characterized by impaired development of hair, teeth, and eccrine glands in humans, mice, and cattle. Here, we review the cloning, mutation analyses, and functional studies of the known causative genes for the X-chromosomal anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (ED1 in these species. Mutations in the ectodysplasin 1 (ED1 gene are responsible for X-linked anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. The ED1 gene encodes a signaling molecule of the tumor necrosis factor family that is involved in development of ectodermal appendages. The bovine disorder may serve as an animal model for human ED1.

  17. A Preliminary Examination of Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) in Middle Childhood (United States)

    Matherne, Camden E.; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian; Altschul, Anne M.; Shank, Lisa M.; Schvey, Natasha A.; Brady, Sheila M.; Galescu, Ovidiu; Demidowich, Andrew P.; Yanovski, Susan Z.; Yanovski, Jack A.


    Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) has been proposed as a diagnostic category for children 6–12y with binge-type eating. However, characteristics of youth with LOC-ED have not been examined. We tested the hypothesis that the proposed criteria for LOC-ED would identify children with greater adiposity, more disordered eating attitudes, and greater mood disturbance than those without LOC-ED. Participants were 251 youth (10.29y ± 1.54, 53.8% female, 57.8 % White, 35.5% Black, 2.0% Asian, 4.8% Hispanic, 53.0% overweight). Youth were interviewed regarding eating attitudes and behaviors, completed questionnaires to assess general psychopathology, and underwent measurements of body fat mass. Using previously proposed criteria for LOC-ED, children were classified as LOC-ED (n = 19), LOC in the absence of the full disorder (subLOC, n = 33), and youth not reporting LOC (noLOC, n = 199). LOC-ED youth had higher BMIz (p = 0.001) and adiposity (p = 0.003) and reported greater disordered eating concerns (p disordered eating attitudes (p = 0.02). SubLOC youth had greater disordered eating concerns (p disordered eating cognitions and anthropometric measures compared to youth without LOC-ED. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine if those with LOC-ED are at particularly increased risk for progression of disordered eating and excess weight gain. PMID:25913008

  18. 8 Different approaches needed to manage ED demand among different age-groups. (United States)

    Rimmer, Melanie; Ablard, Suzanne; O'Keeffe, Colin; Mason, Suzanne


    A variety of interventions have been proposed to manage rising demand for Emergency and Urgent Care, described by an NHS England review as unsustainable in the long term. However it is unlikely that any suggested approach will be equally suitable for the diverse population of ED users.We aimed to understand the patterns of demand amongst different types of patients attending ED. We also sought to understand the intended and unintended effects of demand management initiatives. Our study combined insights from routine data, a survey of ED patients, and qualitative interviews with ED staff. This paper describes the results of our analysis of the interviews. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 25 ED and Urgent Care Centre staff across 7 hospital sites in Yorkshire and Humber between 25 April and 11 July 2016. The interview topic guide asked about 4 broad areas; job role, description of patients and their impact on demand, description of inappropriate attendance, and current/future initiatives to deal with rising demand. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using framework analysis. We analysed the results to identify groups of patients with different patterns of use of ED services. We also explored ED staff experiences of demand management initiatives, and their suggestions for future initiatives. Although we did not ask specifically about patients' age, our analysis revealed that ED staff categorised attenders as children and young people, working age people, and older people. These groups had different reasons for attendance, different routes to the ED, different rate of non-urgent attendance, and different issues driving demand. Staff also described variation in the time taken to treat patients of different ages, with the oldest and youngest patients described as requiring the most time.There was no consensus amongst staff about the effectiveness of initiatives for managing demand. A strikingly wide variety of initiatives were mentioned

  19. Exploring the Relationship Among Moral Distress, Coping, and the Practice Environment in Emergency Department Nurses. (United States)

    Zavotsky, Kathleen Evanovich; Chan, Garrett K


    Emergency department (ED) nurses practice in environments that are highly charged and unpredictable in nature and can precipitate conflict between the necessary prescribed actions and the individual's sense of what is morally the right thing to do. As a consequence of multiple moral dilemmas, ED staff nurses are at risk for experiencing distress and how they cope with these challenges may impact their practice. To examine moral distress in ED nurses and its relationship to coping in that specialty group. Using survey methods approach. One hundred ninety-eight ED nurses completed a moral distress, coping, and demographic collection instruments. Advanced statistical analysis was completed to look at relationships between the variables. Data analysis did show that moral distress is present in ED nurses (M = 80.19, SD = 53.27), and when separated into age groups, the greater the age, the less the experience of moral distress. A positive relationship between moral distress and some coping mechanisms and the ED environment was also noted. This study's findings suggest that ED nurses experience moral distress and could receive some benefit from utilization of appropriate coping skills. This study also suggests that the environment in which ED nurses practice has a significant impact on the experience of moral distress. Because health care is continuing to evolve, it is critical that issues such as moral distress and coping be studied in ED nurses to help eliminate human suffering.

  20. The MAL-ED cohort study in Mirpur, Bangladesh. (United States)

    Ahmed, Tahmeed; Mahfuz, Mustafa; Islam, Md Munirul; Mondal, Dinesh; Hossain, Md Iqbal; Ahmed, Am Shamsir; Tofail, Fahmida; Gaffar, Sm Abdul; Haque, Rashidul; Guerrant, Richard L; Petri, William A


    The Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED) study site in Bangladesh is located in the capital city of Dhaka in an urban slum that has one of the highest population densities in the world. The site is in the Bauniabadh area of Mirpur, Dhaka. A typical squatter settlement, the average family size of households in Mirpur Bauniabadh is 4.5, with 48% females. About 20% of households have a monthly income of only US$62. About 30% of mothers never attended school, and only 3% obtained secondary school education. The majority of the people are day laborers, garment workers, and transport workers. About 72% of caregivers always wash their hands after helping the child defecate and 6.6% never wash their hands. The diarrheal attack rate for Mirpur is 4.69 episodes per child per year. The study site is representative of a typical urban slum of Dhaka city in terms of demographics, socioeconomic status, and general health indicators. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail:


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    Noyes, H. Pierre


    By taking seriously the limits on observability which come from combining relativistic quantum mechanics with general relativity, Ed Jones has shown that the current measurements of the cosmological constant density {Omega}{sub {Lambda}} {approx} 0.7 imply that the temperature scale at which it becomes possible to discuss cosmological models is {approx} 5 Tev (5.8 x 10{sup 16} K). This is self-consistent with the assumption that the number of Planck masses which make some sort of ''phase transition'' to this state is N{sub Pk} {approx} 4 x 10{sup 61}. We review Jones' argument and the bit-string physics calculation which gives the baryon-photon ratio at nucleosynthesis as {approx} 2/256{sup 4}, the dark matter-baryon ratio as {approx} 12.7, and hence {Omega}{sub m} {approx} 0.3, in agreement with current observations. Accepting these values for the two energy densities {Omega}{sub {Lambda}} + {Omega}{sub m} {approx} 1 in accord with recent analyses of fluctuations in the CMB showing that space is flat to about 6%. We conclude that experiments with particle accelerators in the 5-10 Tev range must either show that current theory can adequately describe the currently observed structure of our universe or force us to revise our ideas about physics at a very fundamental level.

  2. Spazio, movimento, prospettiva ed empatia: un prototipo di videogame didattico

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    Pio Alfredo Di Tore


    Full Text Available Questo lavoro presenta la cornice teorica che sta alla base della progettazione di un videogame didattico pensato per valutare le abilità di perspective taking (capacità di adottare la prospettiva altrui e di mental rotation (rotazione mentale dei giocatori. Lo studio mira a rilevare come tali abilità siano coinvolte nella relazione empatica e a verificarne le implicazioni in campo educativo. Il lavoro adotta la definizione di empatia riconducibile ad Alain Berthoz ed alla teoria spaziale dell’empatia qui presentata con i relativi sistemi di riferimento spaziale. È inoltre fornita una rapida revisione della letteratura sulla rappresentazione dello spazio nel bambino e sulla rappresentazione dello spazio nel gioco (su base visiva. Infine, il lavoro descrive il prototipo di gioco – realizzato presso l’Università di Salerno – in cui il giocatore si trova alle prese con tre differenti compiti di cui due progettati per misurare le abilità di perspective taking mentre il terzo è calibrato sulle abilità di mental rotation.

  3. Home modification to prevent falls by older ED patients. (United States)

    Gerson, Lowell W; Camargo, Carlos A; Wilber, Scott T


    This trial was conducted at 11 EDs to test the effectiveness of distributing fall prevention information to patients 65 years or older. Intervention patients were given 2 brochures and received a reminder call 2 weeks later. All patients were called at 1 month and asked if they made home safety modifications. Three hundred ninety-seven patients were enrolled (118 control, 279 intervention). Seventy-six percent had complete follow up interviews. Nine percent of control and 8% of intervention patients reported a home modification (95% confidence interval on difference, -8.1% to 5.5%). Patients who fell in the prior year had a 2.0 increased odds (95% confidence interval, 0.8-4.6) of making a home modification. The similar home modification rates in the 2 study groups suggest that even minimum discussion (eg, the informed consent procedure) may increase patients' fall prevention activities. The stronger association in patients who fell suggests that a targeted program may have added benefit.

  4. Spirometrie v prostředí LabVIEW


    Pernicová, Lenka


    Tato bakalářská práce se zabývá funkčním vyšetřením plic – spirometrií. Skládá se ze dvou základních částí. V první části je důležité seznámit se s jednotlivými metodami funkčního vyšetření plic. Na základě důkladného prostudování parametrů popisujících funkci plic a zaměření se na spirometrickou křivkou, bylo možné přejít k druhé části této práce, tzn. k realizaci spirometru v grafickém prostředí LabVIEW. Vytvořený virtuální přístroj nám umožňuje zobrazení spirometrické křivky, následnou ana...

  5. Alprostadil plus Vacuum (VITARUM in severe erectile dysfunction (ED

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    Franco Mantovani


    Full Text Available Objectives: Severe erectile dysfunction (ED is not uncommon, as can be seen from the epidemiological literature, and there are several possible causes, which are not always known, or leastways evident. Having ascertained the ineffectiveness, intolerance to or rejection of pharmacological aids, the option of prosthetic surgery remains, but before this, it may be wise when feasible to use Alprostadil cream in association with Vacuum device. Material and methods: 12 patients, aged between 55 and 65 years, with severe erectile dysfunction without palpable cavernous fibrosis, were instructed to self-insert into the urethral meatus, 3 mg of Alprostadil cream, sufficient to make it easy to place the Vacuum device over the penis. Results: In the cases observed, the preliminary use of Alprostadil cream fast produced an erection with enough rigidity to place the Vacuum. A sufficient erection was maintained, obviously using an elastic ring at the base of the penis, to achieve penetration. The reproducibility of the use of Alprostadil cream with Vacuum device was then confirmed at home, to the satisfaction of the patients.

  6. Ready-JET-Go: Split Flow Accelerates ED Throughput. (United States)

    Bish, Peter A; McCormick, Mary A; Otegbeye, Mojisola


    Struggling to keep up with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services out-patient throughput metrics, an adult emergency department serving Burlington and Camden Counties, New Jersey, sought to redefine its care delivery model by adopting the patient segmentation initiatives of the split-flow process of patient care. A multidisciplinary team of ED clinicians collaboratively defined the patient segmentation criteria. A joint assessment team approach to patient care was instituted. A 3-pronged approach was adopted to prepare staff for the patient care changes in line with an existing framework specified by the Institute of Medicine. Simulation and queuing analyses were used to estimate the accompanying resource needs. Since implementing split flow, the emergency department has witnessed significant improvements in patient throughput and patient satisfaction, despite a sustained 10% increase in patient volumes after split-flow implementation. The median length of stay for discharged patients and the door-to-diagnostic evaluation time are now down to 112 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively, compared with pre-split-flow values of 192 minutes and 72 minutes, respectively. Working collaboratively with all stakeholders to define the right patient care delivery model, combined with an understanding of the right resource assignments to optimally support that care delivery model, an emergency department can institute cost-effective changes to realize and sustain significant patient throughput improvements. Copyright © 2016 Emergency Nurses Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Book Review: Digital Forensic Evidence Examination (2nd ed.

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    Gary Kessler


    Full Text Available Cohen, F. (2010. Digital Forensic Evidence Examination (2nd ed.. Livermore, CA: ASP Press. 452 pages, ISBN: 978-1-878109-45-3, US$79.Reviewed by Gary C. Kessler, Gary Kessler Associates & Edith Cowan University (gck@garykessler.netOn the day that I sat down to start to write this review, the following e-mailcame across on one of my lists:Person A and Person B write back and forth and create an email thread. Person A then forwards the email to Person C, but changes some wording in the email exchange between A & B. What is the easiest way (and is it even possible to find out when that earlier email message was altered before sent to Person C?Before you try to answer these questions, read Fred Cohen's Digital Forensic Evidence Examination. His book won't actually tell you how to answer these questions but it will help you understand the difficulty in even trying to answer them with any level of certainty.(see PDF for full review

  8. Verbo come elemento della frase in friulano ed in frances

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    David Bizjak


    Full Text Available Il presente lavoro e dedicato a una parte della sfera del verbo nel friulano  lettera­ rio della seconda meta del ventesimo secolo, alla perifrasi verbale e alla locuzione verbale. Nella definizione della perifrasi verbale (PV ho seguito il modello dei lin­ guisti spagnoli Javier Garcia Gonzales, Fernandez de Castro e Leonard Gomez Torrego, essendo ilpunto di partenza ilmio postulato che la PV rappresenti in friu­ lano una categoria grammaticale a parte o, almeno, una categoria in via di gramma­ ticalizzazione. Parallelamente alla situazione in friulano osservo quella nel francese scritto contemporaneo, con lo scopo di constatare delle eventuali somiglianze e diffe­ renze. Tenendo in considerazione la realta linguistica nella regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, dove le interferenze fra l'italiano, il friulano ed il veneto sono tali che un non-friulanofono non riesce facilmente a distinguere quando si tratta di un sintag­ ma di origine friulana e quando di un calco sintattico sull'italiano, sembra oppor­ tuno, in numerosi casi, confrontare ilsintagma friulano e quello francese anche con la variante corrispondente in italiano letterario moderno; inoltre, nel capitolo in cui sono trattati i cosiddetti tempi bicomposti, vengono citati alcuni esempi nelle diver­ se varieta venete.

  9. Etica ed evoluzionismo: la proposta di Marc Hauser

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    Irene Pilloni


    Full Text Available Le recenti scoperte nell’ambito della psicologia evoluzionistica potrebbero offrire una risposta al dibattito sull’origine evoluzionistica della facoltà morale dell’Homo sapiens. In passato, il tentativo di spiegare il comportamento morale a partire dalla teoria dell’evoluzione è stato intrapreso dal padre fondatore dell’evoluzionismo Charles Darwin, successivamente da T.H. Huxley e da H. Spencer e infine dal sociobiologo E. Wilson a metà degli anni ‘70 del Novecento. Oggi questa impresa è stata ereditata dallo psicologo evoluzionista Marc Hauser, le cui indagini prendono avvio da un’analogia tra facoltà morale e facoltà linguistica. Questa analogia gli consente di affermare che la pluralità di codici morali adottati dagli uomini nelle differenti culture dipende da un numero limitato di principi morali, nello stesso modo in cui la varietà di lingue con cui gli uomini si esprimono, dipende da un numero limitato di principi linguistici universali. Dunque, sembrerebbe che l’evoluzione biologica abbia plasmato dei principi morali universali e uniformi che si presentano costanti in tutti gli uomini a prescindere dalla loro appartenenza culturale. Come vadano intesi i principi morali universali e quale rapporto intercorre tra di essi e i vari codici morali sarà l’argomento di questo saggio, il quale tenterà di analizzare la proposta di Marc Hauser all’interno della cornice dei rapporti tra etica ed evoluzionismo.

  10. Sappiamo davvero come far apprendere? Credenza ed evidenza empirica.

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    Roberto Trinchero


    Full Text Available “I ragazzi con più stimoli apprendono di più e meglio di quelli sottoposti a meno stimoli!”, “In questa scuola non possiamo fare didattica attiva perché non abbiamo i laboratori!”, “I ragazzi imparano meglio se li si lascia sperimentare e costruire i concetti da soli!”, “La lezione frontale? Ormai è una strategia didattica superata!”, “Se hai capito il concetto una volta, poi lo saprai applicare sempre!”, “I ragazzi imparano meglio quando fanno lavori di gruppo!”. Quante volte avete sentito insegnanti ed educatori pronunciare queste frasi? Ma cosa dice la ricerca in proposito? Queste sono solo credenze o hanno davvero un fondamento empirico? Il presente articolo intende fornire alcune evidenze per supportare, confutare, chiarire le condizioni di validità degli asserti suddetti. Le evidenze sono tratte dalla ricerca sul funzionamento della mente e dalle meta-analisi che si sono occupate di sintetizzare i principali studi empirici riguardanti l’impatto di varie strategie didattiche sull’apprendimento dei soggetti in formazione.

  11. Hearing of Mr. Francois Roussely, President of EdF; Audition de M. Francois Roussely, President d'EdF

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    Roussely, F. [Electricite de France (EDF), 75 - Paris (France)


    This document is the proceedings of the hearing of F. Roussely, President of Electricite de France (EdF), at the commission of economic affairs of the French house of commons, about the advisability of the construction of the EPR (European pressurized reactor) demonstration plant and about its possible financing by EdF. In a first part, F. Roussely recalls the European context of deregulation of energy markets and its impact of the French electric power industry (opening of the French market, industrial and social actions of EdF, need of a new generation of nuclear reactor, preservation of EdF's energy mix, warranty of public utility, un-bundling between energy trade and distribution, EdF's turnover and profitability, EdF's foreign daughter companies). In a second part, F. Roussely answers a series of questions asked by the different members of the commission concerning the different points presented in the first part. (J.S.)

  12. Anonymita v prostředí internetu


    Schamberger, Pavel


    This bachelor thesis deals with the current state of anonymity in the Internet environment and its historical development. The theoretical part is topped with the comparsion of anonymity and identity in the online environment, complemented by the users themselves showing theirs motivation to use real identity on the one hand and anonymity on the other. Further analyzes currently used identification technology compared with the tools for maintaining the anonymity on the Internet. Powered by TC...

  13. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Surface meteorology data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000314) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Wind speed, sea temperature, air temperature, atmospheric pressure, and other data were collected using buoy casts in a world-wide distribution from June 23, 1991 to...

  14. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Upper ocean thermal data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000308) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature data were collected using XBT casts in a world-wide distribution from January 01, 1990 to December 31, 1999. Data were submitted by MEDS, IFREMER, NODC,...

  15. SBUV2/NOAA-16 Level 2 Daily Ozone Profile and Total Column from CD-ROM V008 (SBUV2N16O3) at GES DISC (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The version 8 SBUV/2 NOAA-16 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9,...

  16. SBUV/Nimbus-7 Level 2 Daily Ozone Profile and Total Column from CD-ROM V008 (SBUVN7O3) at GES DISC (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The version 8 SBUV Nimbus-7 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9,...

  17. SBUV2/NOAA-11 Level 2 Daily Ozone Profile and Total Column from CD-ROM V008 (SBUV2N11O3) at GES DISC (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The version 8 SBUV/2 NOAA-11 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9,...

  18. SBUV2/NOAA-9 Level 2 Daily Ozone Profile and Total Column from CD-ROM V008 (SBUV2N09O3) at GES DISC (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The version 8 SBUV/2 NOAA-9 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9,...

  19. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Current meter moorings data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000311) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Compilation of ocean circulation data from a World-Wide distribution from 01 January 1972 to 12 December 1998. Data were collected by Oregon State University (OSU)...

  20. Sensational Sea Life: A Teacher-Friendly Thematic Unit [with CD-ROM]. R.E.A.D. A.N.D. F.E.E.D. Series. (United States)

    Klingborg, Beverly; Cardinalli, Antonina

    This book is the second in a series of thematic units designed especially for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in kindergarten through the elementary grades. The unit focuses on sea creatures and is divided into seven sections. Five sections contain lessons on particular sea animals including whales, turtles, starfish, octopuses, and…

  1. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: eWOCE electronic atlas of WOCE data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000319) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Hydrographic, temperature, salinity, and chemical data were collected using bottle, CTD, and XBT casts in a world-wide distribution from January 1, 1987 to December...

  2. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Acoustic doppler current profilers data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000312) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — World-Wide shipboard current data were collected from ADCP casts from the ALPHA HELIX and other platforms as part of World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE). Data...

  3. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Hydrographic Programme data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000307) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature profile data were collected using bottle and CTD casts in a world-wide distribution from 01 January 1990 to 31 December 1999. Data were collected as part...

  4. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Hydrographic Programme Time Series (BATS/HOTS) data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000320) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Depth, pressure, salinity, temperature, and chemical data were collected using bottle and CTD casts in a world-wide distribution from October 1, 1988 to December 31,...

  5. SAMS/Nimbus-7 Level 1 Radiance Data from CD-ROM V001 (SAMSN7L1RAD_CDROM) at GES DISC (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — SAMSN7L1RAD_CDROM is the gridded Nimbus-7 Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (SAMS) Level 1 Radiance Data Product. The radiances were selected to derive gas...

  6. Which Book and Why: Using Book Bands and Book Levels for Guided Reading in Key Stage 1 [Includes CD-ROM (United States)

    Bodman, Sue, Ed.; Franklin, Glen, Ed.


    We want all children to love reading, and Which Book and Why demonstrates how effective guided reading for children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 can help teachers make this happen. Balancing theory and practice, this book explores how schools and teachers can implement guided reading more confidently and more effectively. Which Book and Why…

  7. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Satellite sea surface temperature data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000317) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Sea surface temperature and sea level data were collected from the AVHRR and Topex/Poseidon altimeter in a world-wide distribution from January 1, 1990 to December...

  8. A Pilot Study to Investigate the Effectiveness of Multimedia CD-ROM vis-a-vis Traditional Print-Based Technology in Teaching Fourth-Grade Children (United States)

    Shana, Zuhrieh A.


    The purpose of this study was to examine the degree of effectiveness of multimedia technology in teaching in comparison to the traditional print-based teaching methods. Multimedia CD was designed to teach the second semester unit of science and Islamic studies for the fourth graders. The unit's content was the same in the print-based teaching…

  9. CD-ROM による国文学研究材料データベースの配布


    北村, 啓子


    計算機による国文学研究支援の中でもパーソナル環境の支援として,研究材料を研究者の手元に配布することに取り組んだ。配布媒体としてはCD-ROMを選び,配布材料としては,(1)目録型データ(2)フルテキストデータ(3)マルチメディアデータの3種類に分けて,順次取り組んで行くことにした。(1)目録型データでは,高速インデックスサーチと高速表示を目的としてデ-タ構造を設計し,マイクロ資料目録データベースの評価版を作成した。また,試用者によるアンケートを実施し,その分析によると良好な結果が得られた。特に,ツールとしてはもちろんアイデアプロセッサ的な真の意味での研究システムとしての要素もあるという喜ばしい結果も得られた。(2)フルテキストデータでは,高速文字列検索のためにデータ構造を設計し,日本古典文學大系の中から6作品を選んでテスト版を作成した。またこの検索システムには,日本語固有の縦書き文化に合わせた縦表示機能を開発し組み込んでいる。(3)マルチメディアデータでは,4種類の実際の応用例について考察したのでその紹介を行う。 In Japanese literature study supp...

  10. PMR/Nimbus-6 Level 1 Radiance Data from CD-ROM V001 (PMRN6L1RAD_CDROM) at GES DISC (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — PMRN6L1RAD_CDROM is the gridded Nimbus-6 Pressure Modulated Radiometer (PMR) Level 1 Radiance Data Product. The radiances are measured at CO2 lines in the 15 micron...

  11. El efecto del apoyo del diccionario en CD ROM en la pronunciación de nuevas palabras en inglés


    Broca Fernández, María Ángeles


    Falta palabras clave Una de las novedades centrales e importantes que acompañan a la aparición de los diccionarios y glosas electrónicos ha sido la incorporación del elemento audio a sus componentes. Anteriormente los diccionarios tradicionales en papel ofrecían transcripciones como apoyo a la articulación para lo que, sin duda, se necesitaba una instrucción previa que hiciera posible la interpretación de los símbolos. En cambio, estos nuevos diccionarios, como hemos dicho antes, ofrecen u...

  12. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Surface Velocity Programme data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000310) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Depth, temperature, pressure, salinity, wind wave spectra, and optical data were collected using drifting buoys in a world-wide distribution from February 14, 1979...

  13. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Sea level data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000313) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Sea level and pressure data were collected using CTD casts in a world-wide distribution from January 1, 1905 to December 31, 1999. Data were submitted by University...

  14. Stickybear's Reading Fun Park. An Exciting Reading Adventure for Ages 4-8. School Version with Lesson Plans (Ages 4-8). [CD-ROM]. (United States)

    Highsmith, Joni Bitman

    This software product teaches reading skills beyond simple word recognition. The accompanying twelve printed lesson plans are designed to complement the reading skills with other methods and areas of emphasis including kinesthetic learning, listening skills, decision making skills, syntactic understanding, word analysis, dictionary skills, and…

  15. Transforming Training and Experimentation through Modelling and Simulation (Evolution de la formation et de l'experimentation par la modelisation et la simulation) (CD-ROM)

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    ...) on "Transforming Training and Experimentation through Modelling and Simulation". Advances In low cost, high power computers, graphics and telecommunications/networking are some of the key technologies that have provided opportunities and enabled...

  16. Comparison of use and appreciation of a print-delivered versus CD-ROM-delivered, computer-tailored intervention targeting saturated fat intake: Randomized controlled trial

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    W. Kroeze (Willemieke); A. Oenema (Anke); M.K. Campbell (Marci); J. Brug (Hans)


    textabstractBackground: Computer-tailored health education, a promising health education technique, is increasingly being delivered interactively, for example, over the Internet. It has been suggested that there may be differences in use and appreciation between print and interactive delivery of

  17. NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Program (WOCE) Global Data, Version 2: Surface fluxes data on CD-ROM (NODC Accession 0000315) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Wind speed, temperature, and other data were collected in a world-wide survey as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) from January 1, 1960 to...

  18. A Disability Studies in Education Analysis of the edTPA through Teacher Candidate Perspectives (United States)

    Bacon, Jessica; Blachman, Sheila


    This analysis of the Special Education edTPA is written by two professors who co-taught a student teaching seminar at one institution and supported the first groups of teacher candidates required to submit the edTPA for certification in New York State. Data were gathered over three semesters and included open-ended student surveys, student…

  19. Multiple Intelligence and Digital Learning Awareness of Prospective B.Ed Teachers (United States)

    Gracious, F. L. Antony; Shyla, F. L. Jasmine Anne


    The present study Multiple Intelligence and Digital Learning Awareness of prospective B.Ed teachers was probed to find the relationship between Multiple Intelligence and Digital Learning Awareness of Prospective B.Ed Teachers. Data for the study were collected using self made Multiple Intelligence Inventory and Digital Learning Awareness Scale.…

  20. A Review of "Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter: 30 Sex Ed Lessons for Adults Only" (United States)

    Garrity, Joan Mogul


    While virtually all sex ed curricula are designed to be used with children, teens and young adults, "Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter: 30 Sex Ed Lessons for Adults Only" ([C] 2009, Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey) offers lessons to help participants fully embrace the possibility of sexual pleasure and intimacy from mid-life through…

  1. Is There a Future for Teacher Ed Curriculum? An Answer from History and Moral Philosophy (United States)

    Null, J. Wesley


    Is there a future for teacher ed "curriculum"? The author contends that he is not sure if there is a future for teacher ed curriculum, but if such a future is to exist, the answer will come only from history and moral philosophy. In this article, the author opines that individuals cannot make good decisions about the future of teacher ed…

  2. Does routine symptom screening with ESAS decrease ED visits in breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy? (United States)

    Barbera, L; Sutradhar, R; Howell, D; Sussman, J; Seow, H; Dudgeon, D; Atzema, C; Earle, C; Husain, A; Liu, Y; Krzyzanowska, M K


    In 2007, the provincial cancer agency in Ontario, Canada initiated a wide-scale program to screen for symptoms in the cancer population using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of screening with ESAS on emergency department (ED) visit rates in women with breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. This retrospective cohort study used linked administrative health care data from across the province of Ontario, Canada. The cohort included all women aged ≥18 who were diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer between January 2007 and December 2009 and received adjuvant chemotherapy within 6 months of diagnosis. Using an adjusted recurrent event model, we examined the association of screening with ESAS at a clinic visit on the ED visit rate. The relative rate of ED visits was 0.57 when prior ESAS screening occurred compared to when it did not. The relative rate of ED visits was 0.83 when the prior number of ESAS screens was modeled as a continuous variable. Alternatively stated, the rate of ED visits was 43 % lower among patients previously screened with ESAS compared to those not previously screened. For each additional prior ESAS assessment, there was a 17 % decreased rate of ED visits. Our results demonstrate that screening with ESAS is associated with decreased ED visits. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the effectiveness of routinely documenting a patient reported outcome on ED visits, in a real-world setting.

  3. Book Review: John M. Hobson and Leonard Seabrooke (2007) (eds) Everyday Politics of the World Economy

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    Strange, Michael Stewart


    Book Review: John M. Hobson and Leonard Seabrooke (2007) (eds) Everyday Politics of the World Economy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 254pp. Udgivelsesdato: 2009......Book Review: John M. Hobson and Leonard Seabrooke (2007) (eds) Everyday Politics of the World Economy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 254pp. Udgivelsesdato: 2009...

  4. Mental Health and Academic Achievement among M.Ed. Students in Kerala (United States)

    Moradi Sheykhjan, Tohid; K., Rajeswari; Jabari, Kamran


    The present research endeavor was aimed to assess relationship between Mental Health and Academic Achievement among M.Ed. students in Kerala. The sample of the study consisted of 314 M.Ed. students in Kerala. The method used for the present study was survey method. Mental Health Status Scale (M.H.S. Scale) was used and the study used the total…

  5. Agro obacter pop rium m pular In mediate ndica r ed gen rice Ra ...

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    ed equally. e and Skoog, 2 remain perma e mediate ndica r. ¥, Swadesh. Plant Patholog unge Circular ge, 1/1, Suren hutosh Colleg ceived 27 Januar ansformation ing a binary ed. Various p. , bacterial co nd the conce equence an requency we ormation tech m tumefacien ry food crop population, h and proteom two third of t.

  6. Connecting Teachers and Ed-Tech Developers: Lessons from NYC's "Gap App" Program. Technical Appendices (United States)

    Villavicencio, Adriana; Siman, Nina; Lafayette, Camille; Kang, David


    In 2011, with support from a federal Investing in Innovation grant, the NYC Department of Education launched Innovate NYC Schools. The initiative was designed to address two, related challenges to effectively integrating education technology (ed-tech) into classrooms: First, procurement of ed-tech tools is often hampered by a disconnect between…

  7. Connecting Teachers and Ed-Tech Developers: Lessons from NYC's "Gap App" Program. Report (United States)

    Villavicencio, Adriana; Siman, Nina; Lafayette, Camille; Kang, David


    In 2011, with support from a federal Investing in Innovation grant, the NYC Department of Education launched Innovate NYC Schools. The initiative was designed to address two, related challenges to effectively integrating education technology (ed-tech) into classrooms: First, procurement of ed-tech tools is often hampered by a disconnect between…

  8. A mechanistic nitrogen limitation model for CLM(ED) (United States)

    Ali, A. A.; Xu, C.; McDowell, N. G.; Rogers, A.; Wullschleger, S. D.; Fisher, R.; Vrugt, J. A.


    Photosynthetic capacity is a key plant trait that determines the rate of photosynthesis; however, in Earth System Models it is either a fixed value or derived from a linear function of leaf nitrogen content. A mechanistic leaf nitrogen allocation model have been developed for a DOE-sponsored Community Land Model coupled to the Ecosystem Demography model (CLM-ED) to predict the photosynthetic capacity [Vc,max25 (μmol CO2 m-2 s-1)] under different environmental conditions at the global scale. We collected more than 800 data points of photosynthetic capacity (Vc,max25) for 124 species from 57 studies with the corresponding leaf nitrogen content and environmental conditions (temperature, radiation, humidity and day length) from literature and the NGEE arctic site (Barrow). Based on the data, we found that environmental control of Vc,max25 is about 4 times stronger than the leaf nitrogen content. Using the Markov-Chain Monte Carlo simulation approach, we fitted the collected data to our newly developed nitrogen allocation model, which predict the leaf nitrogen investment in different components including structure, storage, respiration, light capture, carboxylation and electron transport at different environmental conditions. Our results showed that our nitrogen allocation model explained 52% of variance in observed Vc,max25 and 65% variance in observed Jmax25 using a single set of fitted model parameters for all species. Across the growing season, we found that the modeled Vc,max25 explained 49% of the variability in measured Vc,max25. In the context of future global warming, our model predicts that a temperature increase by 5oC and the doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide reduced the Vc,max25 by 5%, 11%, respectively.

  9. Francesco Fiorentino (ed., Figure e forme della memoria culturale

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    Paola Di Gennaro


    Full Text Available Lavorare la memoria, obliare, ricordare, riscrivere il passato con gli strumenti del presente, è questo il soggetto e l’oggetto dei saggi riuniti in questo volume da Francesco Fiorentino, che li introduce attraverso l’operazione artistica di Robert Rauschenberg, il quale, dopo aver chiesto un disegno a de Kooning, maestro dell’Espressionismo astratto, lo espone cancellato. Questa «sottile meditazione iconologica sul tempo edipico dell’arte moderna» (7-8 annuncia uno dei leitmotiv del volume, verità ovvia ma necessaria: se la novità ha valore estetico, come è vero dal Settecento, allora il passato diventa fondamentale come sistema interno dell’arte. È su questo necessario filtro di selezione che agiscono le memorie citate nei saggi seguenti: intersezioni di tracce e cancellazioni, di cui si indagano autenticità, costruzione, ricostruzione, senza che i confini siano tra l’altro mai definiti – ed è questo, forse, che crea l’arte, per suo mezzo e scopo, tramite l’inaffidabilità della memoria: arte che è, come il quadro di Rauschenberg, «rappresentazione della permanenza e, insieme, dell’inattingibilità di ciò che è cancellato» (11. È insomma la «dimensione performativa dell’agire culturale» che viene messa in evidenza in questo volume, memoria che è culturale, appunto, umana e storica, e che, come il Wunderblock di Freud, si cancella ma mai completamente, e mai innocuamente. L’irriconoscibilità finale del ricordo rappresenta quindi il risultato della dimenticanza, e il suo prodotto più creativo. È proprio l’infedeltà della memoria a renderla oggetto sostanziale dell’arte, così come di questo lavoro, oggetto autoriflessivo della memoria collettiva.

  10. Accuracy of ED Bedside Ultrasound for Identification of Gallstones: Retrospective Analysis of 575 Studies

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    Scruggs, William


    Full Text Available Study Objective: To determine the ability of emergency department (ED physicians to diagnose cholelithiasis with bedside ultrasound. Methods: ED gallbladder ultrasounds recorded over 37 months were compared to radiology ultrasound interpretation. Results: Of 1,690 ED gallbladder ultrasound scans performed during this period, radiology ultrasound was performed in 575/1690 (34% cases. ED physician bedside interpretation was 88% sensitive [95% CI, 84-91] and 87% specific [95% CI, 82-91], while positive predictive value (PPV was 91% [88- 94%] and negative predictive value (NPV was 83% [78-87%], using radiology interpretation as the criterion reference. Conclusion: ED physician ultrasound of the gallbladder for cholelithiasis is both sensitive and specific.

  11. High-Resolution Macromolecular Structure Determination by MicroED, a cryo-EM Method (United States)

    Rodriguez, J.A.; Gonen, T.


    Microelectron diffraction (MicroED) is a new cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) method capable of determining macromolecular structures at atomic resolution from vanishingly small 3D crystals. MicroED promises to solve atomic resolution structures from even the tiniest of crystals, less than a few hundred nanometers thick. MicroED complements frontier advances in crystallography and represents part of the rebirth of cryo-EM that is making macromolecular structure determination more accessible for all. Here we review the concept and practice of MicroED, for both the electron microscopist and crystallographer. Where other reviews have addressed specific details of the technique (Hattne et al., 2015; Shi et al., 2016; Shi, Nannenga, Iadanza, & Gonen, 2013), we aim to provide context and highlight important features that should be considered when performing a MicroED experiment. PMID:27572734

  12. The influence of sonority on the production of words ending in -ed by Brazilian EFL learners

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    Fernanda Delatorre


    Full Text Available This study investigated the influence of sonority on the production of vowel epenthesis in verbs ending in -ed by Brazilian learners of English. Participants were twenty-six upper-intermediate Brazilian EFL learners who read and audio-recorded ten paragraphs containing 91 verbs ending in ed. The results demonstrated that sonority influenced mispronunciations since the least sonorous obstruents preceding -ed induced more vowel epenthesis than the more sonorous sonorants, which in turn induced more epenthesis than vowels in the same position. The results also demonstrated that within the class of obstruents, affricates preceding -ed induced more epenthesis than stops, which induced more epenthesis than fricatives, and that, within the class of sonorants, nasals induced more epenthesis than liquids. These results suggest that markedness in terms of sonority affects the production of vowel epenthesis in words ending in -ed.

  13. The influence of sonority on the production of words ending in -ed by Brazilian EFL learners

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    Fernanda Delatorre


    Full Text Available This study investigated the influence of sonority on the production of vowel epenthesis in verbs ending in -ed by Brazilian learners of English. Participants were twenty-six upper-intermediate Brazilian EFL learners who read and audio-recorded ten paragraphs containing 91 verbs ending in ed. The results demonstrated that sonority influenced mispronunciations since the least sonorous obstruents preceding -ed induced more vowel epenthesis than the more sonorous sonorants, which in turn induced more epenthesis than vowels in the same position. The results also demonstrated that within the class of obstruents, affricates preceding -ed induced more epenthesis than stops, which induced more epenthesis than fricatives, and that, within the class of sonorants, nasals induced more epenthesis than liquids. These results suggest that markedness in terms of sonority affects the production of vowel epenthesis in words ending in -ed.

  14. The hydrogen resource. Productive, technical and economic analysis; La risorsa idrogeno: analisi produttiva tecnica ed economica

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    De Fronzo, G. [Lecce Univ., Lecce (Italy). Dipt. di Scienze Economiche, Matematico-Statistiche, Economici-Aziendali


    Diffusion of hydrogen as an energetic vector meets with a lot of obstacles that don't depend on available raw material, but on hydrogen combination with other elements. It is necessary, therefore, to separate hydrogen picking out the available different technologies to have different pure hydrogen of variable quantities. Besides, its diffusion as fuel is limited because of the great production cost compared to fuels sprung from petroleum. Hydrogen used on a large scale could have advantages on the environment and occupation, but there are economic and politic obstacles to limit its diffusion. Future of economic system, based on hydrogen as the main energetic vector, will depend on the programme that national and international qualified governing bodies will be able to do. [Italian] L'articolo analizza l'uso dell'idrogeno come risorsa dal punto di vista tecnico ed economico. Si discute la relazione con i programmi che governi nazionali sapranno mettere in campo per il suo sfruttamento.

  15. Taking off the training wheels: the properties of a dynamic vegetation model without climate envelopes, CLM4.5(ED) (United States)

    Fisher, R. A.; Muszala, S.; Verteinstein, M.; Lawrence, P.; Xu, C.; McDowell, N. G.; Knox, R. G.; Koven, C.; Holm, J.; Rogers, B. M.; Spessa, A.; Lawrence, D.; Bonan, G.


    We describe an implementation of the Ecosystem Demography (ED) concept in the Community Land Model. The structure of CLM(ED) and the physiological and structural modifications applied to the CLM are presented. A major motivation of this development is to allow the prediction of biome boundaries directly from plant physiological traits via their competitive interactions. Here we investigate the performance of the model for an example biome boundary in eastern North America. We explore the sensitivity of the predicted biome boundaries and ecosystem properties to the variation of leaf properties using the parameter space defined by the GLOPNET global leaf trait database. Furthermore, we investigate the impact of four sequential alterations to the structural assumptions in the model governing the relative carbon economy of deciduous and evergreen plants. The default assumption is that the costs and benefits of deciduous vs. evergreen leaf strategies, in terms of carbon assimilation and expenditure, can reproduce the geographical structure of biome boundaries and ecosystem functioning. We find some support for this assumption, but only under particular combinations of model traits and structural assumptions. Many questions remain regarding the preferred methods for deployment of plant trait information in land surface models. In some cases, plant traits might best be closely linked to each other, but we also find support for direct linkages to environmental conditions. We advocate intensified study of the costs and benefits of plant life history strategies in different environments and the increased use of parametric and structural ensembles in the development and analysis of complex vegetation models.

  16. AB006. Erectile dysfunction (ED) as a marker for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) (United States)

    Torres, Luiz Otavio


    In 1973 V. Michal, a vascular surgeon said “Erectile dysfunction (ED) is related to diseases of the vascular bed”. And this makes sense since ED and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) share many risk factors like aging, obesity, inactivity, smoking, depression, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes/insuline resistance. These conditions may lead to an oxidative stress which ultimately can promote vasoconstriction, thrombosis, atherosclerosis and finally ED and CVD. One of the most accepted Idea is that small vessels plug earlier, it means, small arteries when have for example 50% of obstruction will probably have a clinical manifestation before bigger arteries!

  17. [Efficacy of low-dose tadalafil on ED assessed by Self-Esteem and Relationship Questionnaire]. (United States)

    Li, Jing-Ping; Li, Fei; Guo, Wen-Bin; Zhou, Qi-Zhao; Liu, Cun-Dong; Mao, Xiang-Ming; Tan, Wan-Long; Zheng, Shao-Bin


    To explore the effects of low-dose oral tadalafil on self-esteem, confidence and sexual relationship in ED patients. We treated 17 ED patients with oral tadalafil at the low dose of 5 mg once daily for 12 weeks, and used the paired t test to compare their scores on The Self-Esteem and Relationship Questionnaire (SEAR) and IIEF-5 and the results of nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) obtained by nocturnal electrobioimpedance volumetric assessment (NEVA) before and after the medication. The scores on SEAR and IIEF-5 were significantly increased (P self-esteem, confidence, sexual relationship satisfaction and NPT of ED patients.

  18. Combination Antiangiogenic and Inmmunomodulatory Gene Therapy for Breast Cancer (United States)


    Gastroenterology , Lawrence J. Brandt (ed.), Current Medicine, 1998. 2. Five chapters in UpToDate : B. Sauter, N. Roy Chowdhury, and J. Roy Chowdhury...InUpToDate, Burton D. Rose (ed.), UpToDate , Inc.; submitted. 1. Bilirubin Metabolism 2. Jaundice: Causes, Classifications and Approach to Diagnosis 3...Conjugated Bilirubin): Dubin Johnson Syndrome, Rotor Syndrome N.B.: UpToDate is a CD ROM book aimed at the "intelllectually oriented subspecialist

  19. Review: Funston, John (ed. (2009, Divided Over Thaksin: Thailand’s Coup and Problematic Transition

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    Paul Chambers


    Full Text Available Review of the edited volume: Funston, John (ed. (2009, Divided Over Thaksin: Thailand’s Coup and Problematic Transition, Chiangmai: Silkworm Books, Singapore: ISEAS. ISBN 978-981-230-961-7, 203 pages.

  20. Patient-Centered Care Transition for Patients Admitted through the ED: Improving Patient and Employee Experience

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    Algauer, Andrea; Rivera, Stephanie; Faurote, Robert


    With increasing wait times in emergency departments (ED) across America, there is a need to streamline the inpatient admission process in order to decrease wait times and more important, to increase patient and employee satisfaction...

  1. Hispaania võib oma väed Iraagist ära tuua / Erkki Bahovski

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    Bahovski, Erkki, 1970-


    Hispaania parlamendivalimised võitnud sotsialistliku partei liider, arvatav uus peaminister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero lubas Hispaania väed Iraagist ära tuua. Diagrammid: Hispaania valimistulemused

  2. Jean Libis, Fabio Ferreira, Catherine Gublin, Sarah Mezaguer (eds., Les Lectures de Gaston Bachelard. Index bibliographique

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    Aurosa Alison


    Full Text Available Jean Libis, Fabio Ferreira, Catherine Gublin, Sarah Mezaguer (eds., Les Lectures de Gaston Bachelard. Index bibliographique (Paris, Presse Universitaire de Franche-Comté, 2011 ISBN: 978-2-84867-392 di     Aurosa Alison

  3. G. L. Castelli, principe di Torremuzza, numismatico ed antichista ad Halaesa Archonidea

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    Antonino Crisà


    ... dell’antiquaria siciliana del XVIII secolo. Questo contributo esamina l’attività di ricerca di Castelli, interessato alla monetazione ed alle evidenze archeologiche di Halaesa Archonidea, oggi identificata nei pressi di Tusa (ME). È proposta...

  4. Drying Time and Quality of EDS-Treated Compared to Untreated Beech Wood (Fagus japonica

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    Mihaela CAMPEAN


    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of an experimental study performed with Japanese beech timber heattreated by the EDS method (Japanese patent and then dried in order to evaluate the effects of this treatment upon the drying rate and the drying uniformity. The obtained results demonstrate benefitting effects of the EDS treatment both upon the drying time and the drying quality. The drying rate of EDS-treated beech wood is by 29% higher in the case of wood without red heart and by 11% higher in the case of wood with red heart. As far as the drying uniformity is concerned, the minimum moisture content gradient across the 50mm thickness of the timber boards was recorded for the EDS-treated beech wood with red heart (∆MC=1.66, by 21.7% lower than in the case of untreated beech wood with red heart.

  5. The value of emergency medicine placements for postgraduate doctors: views of Foundation Year 2 doctors and training leads in the emergency department (ED). (United States)

    O'Keeffe, Colin; Carter, Angela; Mason, Suzanne


    To examine the delivery of postgraduate training in the emergency medicine setting and its impact on postgraduate doctor (Foundation Year 2) performance and competence. A national study in four emergency departments (EDs) in England between 2009 and 2010 was undertaken. Semistructured interviews with ED training leads (TLs) and focus groups with Foundation Year 2 (F2) doctors were carried out in each ED. Interviews and focus group data were analysed to compare the perspectives of F2 doctors and TLs on the delivery of training and performance and confidence of F2 doctors. Interviews were carried out with eight TLs and focus groups with 30 F2s. F2 doctors and EDTLs agreed that ED was a valuable environment for F2 doctors to develop their competence, with exposure to a broad range of patients and the opportunity to make decisions about clinical care. Diverging views existed around competence and performance of F2s. F2 doctors had anxieties about decision-making (particularly discharging patients) and required regular feedback to feel confident in their care. TLs recognised a need for more supervision and support for F2 doctors but this was challenging in a busy, performance-led service. Emergency medicine placements were important in the development of confident and competent F2 doctors, particularly in the context of less clinical exposure in other specialty placements. However, there are competing tensions between elements of postgraduate learning and service delivery within emergency medicine that require addressing to enable trainees to optimally develop knowledge and skills in this environment. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to

  6. 2003 annual results of EdF group; Resultats annuels 2003 du groupe EDF

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    The Electricite de France (EdF) group Board of Directors, meeting on March 11, 2004, under the Chairmanship of Francois Roussely, reviewed the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 12/31/2003. This document presents the consolidated results of EdF group for 2003: consolidated financial statements, highlights of the year, focus on 2003 events, commercial results, EDF in Europe and worldwide, EDF France highlights, key figures. (J.S.)

  7. Bedside point of care toxicology screens in the ED: Utility and pitfalls


    Bhalla, Ashish


    Exposure to drugs and toxins is a major cause for patients’ visits to the emergency department (ED). For most drugs-of-abuse intoxication, ED physicians are skeptical to rely on results of urine drug testing for emergent management decisions. This is partially because immunoassays, although rapid, have limitations in sensitivity and specificity and chromatographic assays, which are more definitive, are more labor intensive. Testing for toxic alcohols is needed, but rapid commercial assays are...

  8. Test Review: Gilliam, J. E. (2015), "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Test" (2nd Ed) [Assessment Instrument]. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed. (United States)

    Perdue, Elizabeth A.


    The "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Test-Second Edition" (ADHDT-2) is published through Pro-Ed in Austin, Texas. It was formally published in 2014, following critical revisions of the ADHDT, the reportedly popular initial version of this test that was published in 1995. The ADHDT-2 purports to act as a screener for individuals…

  9. EdF-Gaz de France. No merger without dismembering; EdF-Gaz de France. Pas de fusion sans depecage

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    Lepetit, V


    Gathering together the two historical French energy monopolies, Electricite de France (EdF) and Gaz de France (GdF), and warranting low electricity and gas prices is still an attractive idea for some political and syndicate representatives. However, such a merger would create a dominating position which is forbidden with respect to Brussels criteria. (J.S.)

  10. Impact of revised triage to improve throughput in an ED with limited traditional fast track population. (United States)

    Gardner, Ryan M; Friedman, Nathan A; Carlson, Michael; Bradham, Tamala S; Barrett, Tyler W


    Emergency department (ED) crowding is associated with patient safety concerns, increased patients left without being seen (LWBS), low patient satisfaction, and lost ED revenue. The objective was to measure the impact of a revised triage process on ED throughput. This study took place at an urban, university-affiliated, adult ED with an annual census of 70,000 and admission rate of 34%. The revised triage approach included: identifying eligible patients at triage based on complaint, comorbidities, and illness acuity; and reallocating a nurse practitioner (NP) into our triage area. We trialed the intervention from 1100-2300 on weekdays from January 13-26, 2016. Adult patients who were not likely to require intensive evaluations were eligible. Primary outcomes were throughput measures including: time to provider, ED length of stay (LOS), and LWBS. Pre- and post-intervention metrics were compared using the Mann-Whitney U test, given the non-normal distribution of the metrics. The NP evaluated 120 patients of which 101 (84%) were discharged, 3 (2.5%) admitted, and 16 (13%) required more intense evaluation. Time to provider decreased from a median (IQR) of 42 (16, 114) to 27 (12.4, 81.5) minutes (ptriage intervention was associated with improvements in several ED throughput metrics and a reduction in LWBS. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Chemical analysis and biological testing of materials from the EDS coal liquefaction process: a status report

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    Later, D.W.; Pelroy, R.A.; Wilson, B.W.


    Representative process materials were obtained from the EDS pilot plant for chemical and biological analyses. These materials were characterized for biological activity and chemical composition using a microbial mutagenicity assay and chromatographic and mass spectrometric analytical techniques. The two highest boiling distillation cuts, as well as process solvent (PS) obtained from the bottoms recycle mode operation, were tested for initiation of mouse skin tumorigenicity. All three materials were active; the crude 800/sup 0 +/F cut was substantially more potent than the crude bottoms recycle PS or 750 to 800/sup 0/F distillate cut. Results from chemical analyses showed the EDS materials, in general, to be more highly alkylated and have higher hydroaromatic content than analogous SRC II process materials (no in-line process hydrogenation) used for comparison. In the microbial mutagenicity assays the N-PAC fractions showed greater activity than did the aliphatic hydrocarbon, hydroxy-PAH, or PAH fractions, although mutagenicity was detected in certain PAH fractions by a modified version of the standard microbial mutagenicity assay. Mutagenic activities for the EDS materials were lower, overall, than those for the corresponding materials from the SRC II process. The EDS materials produced under different operational modes had distinguishable differences in both their chemical constituency and biological activity. The primary differences between the EDS materials studied here and their SRC II counterparts used for comparison are most likely attributable to the incorporation of catalytic hydrogenation in the EDS process. 27 references, 28 figures, 27 tables.

  12. Effect of Job Specialization on the Hospital Stay and Job Satisfaction of ED Nurses. (United States)

    Shamsi, Vahid; Mahmoudi, Hosein; Sirati Nir, Masoud; Babatabar Darzi, Hosein


    In recent decades, the increasing crowdedness of the emergency departments has posed various problems for patients and healthcare systems worldwide. These problems include prolonged hospital stay, patient dissatisfaction and nurse burnout or job dissatisfaction. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of emergency department (ED) nurses' job specialization on their job satisfaction and the length of patient stay in the ED. This before-after quasi-experimental study was conducted from April to May 2014 at the Baqiyatallah Hospital, Tehran, Iran. Initially, 35 patients were recruited as controls and the length of their stay in the ED was measured in minutes via a chronometer; Moreover, nurses' job satisfaction was evaluated using the Mohrman-Cooke-Mohrman job satisfaction scale. Then, a job specialization intervention was developed based on the stabilization model. After that, 35 new patients were recruited to the treatment group and received specialized care services. Accordingly, the length of their stay in the ED was measured. Moreover, the same nurses' job satisfaction was re-evaluated after the study. The study intervention lasted one month. Data were analyzed using the SPSS software version 20 and statistical tests such as the Kolmogrov-Smirnov, the paired and the independent t, and chi-square tests. There was a significant difference between the two groups of patients concerning the length of their stay in the ED (P nurses had greater job satisfaction after the study (P nurses' satisfaction and relieve the crowdedness of the EDs.

  13. The use of SEM/EDS method in mineralogical analysis of ordinary chondritic meteorite

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    Breda Mirtič


    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersiveX-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDS for determination of mineral phases according to their stoichiometry and assessment of mineral composition of ordinary chondritic meteorite. For the purposes of this study, H3 type ordinary chondritic meteorite Abbott was selected. SEM/EDS allows identification and characterisation of mineralphases, whose size is below the resolution of an optical microscope. Mineral phases in chondrules and interstitial matrix were located in backscattered electron (BSE mode and were assessed from atomic proportions of constituent elements, obtained by the EDS analysis. SEM/EDS analyses of mineral phases showed that Abbott meteorite is characterised by Fe-rich (Fe, Ni-alloy kamacite, Fe-sulphide troilite or pyrrhotite, chromite, Mg-rich olivine, orthopyroxene bronzite or hypersthene, clinopyroxene Al-diopside, acid plagioclase oligoclase, accessory mineral chlorapatite and secondary minerals Fe-hydroxides (goethite or lepidocrocite. Results of semi-quantitative analyses confirmed that most of analysed mineralphases conform well to stoichiometric minerals with minor deviations of oxygen from stoichiometric proportions. Comparison between mineral phases in chondrules and interstitial matrix was also performed, however it showed no significant differences in elemental composition.Differences in chemical composition between minerals in interstitial matrix and chondrules are sometimes too small to be discernedby the SEM/EDS, therefore knowledge of SEM/EDS capabilities is important for correct interpretation of chondrite formation.

  14. [Survey on the barriers in providing the mental health services to the suicide attempters in ED]. (United States)

    Zhao, Xiaohui; Li, Tao; Hong, Xia; Jiang, Yinan; Xiong, Nana; Cao, Jinya; Wei, Jing


    The purpose of this study was to explore the barriers existing in medical settings behind the phenomenon that few suicide attempters were provided by mental health services when they got treatment in the general hospital ED. An anonymous and voluntary survey was administered among two groups: ED physicians and psychiatrists. Two tertiary general hospitals and one psychiatric hospital were chosen through convenience sampling. Suicide Behavior Attitude Questionnaire and a self-made questionnaire to evaluate barriers were used. The response rate was 68.7% for ED physicians, and 87.0% for psychiatrists. ED physicians generally scored unfavorably than psychiatrists on many items in SBAQ (P suicide attempters should have access to mental health services, the median of the scores = 10 for both group (P = 0.059), meaning highly agree. Some consistent barriers could be summarized from the self-made questionnaire. The majority of ED physicians in general hospitals still hold some misunderstanding about the suicide attempters, but they fully agree that the suicide attempters should have access to mental health services. The barriers for psychiatrists are clear.The barriers for ED physicians are complicated but workable.

  15. Advanced wood burning furnaces. 2. rev. ed.; Moderne Holzfeuerungsanlagen

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    Schneider, W. (comp.)


    New and environment-friendly technologies meet high requirements in terms of emission reduction and comfort of operation. In the field of wood burning furnaces, there is still a lack of knowledge which results in excessive cost, environmental pollution and loss of image. This brochure shows how wood furnaces should be operated correctly and also reviews the state of the art. [German] Durch die technische Entwicklung neuer, wirkungsvoller und vor allem umweltfreundlicher Heiztechniken wird zudem den in den letzten Jahren gestiegenen Anforderungen an den Emissionsschutz und den Bedienungskomfort Rechnung getragen. Mit Holz wird jedoch z. T. nicht immer richtig geheizt. Das kostet Geld und fuehrt zu vermeidbaren Umweltbelastungen und Imageschaeden. Ziel dieser Broschuere ist es daher, mit den Techniken des Heizens mit Holz vertraut zu machen und einen Ueberblick ueber den heutigen Stand zu geben. (orig.)

  16. Textbook of clinical occupational and environmental medicine. 2nd ed.

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    Rosenstock, L.; Cullen, M.; Brodkin, C.; Redlich, C. [University of California, Los Angeles, LA (United States). School of Public Health


    Comprehensive and updated throughout, this new edition makes it easy to detect, diagnose, and treat the full spectrum of problems caused by occupational or environmental factors, including physical, chemical, and biologic agents. An international cast of experts offers in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical problems as well as the legal and regulatory issues impacting the practice of occupational and environmental medicine today. Section 1 is on principles and practice. Section 2 on work sectors and special populations includes a chapter on mining. Section 3 on occupational diseases and injuries includes several chapters of relevance to the coal mining industry, including diseases of the lung and pleura covering silicosis, respiratory diseases of coal miners, and malignancies of the respiratory tract and pleura. Section 4 on hazards in the workplace and the environment includes a chapter on mineral dusts. Section 5 covers policy, regulation and control.

  17. ED Triage Decision-Making With Mental Health Presentations: A "Think Aloud" Study. (United States)

    Clarke, Diana E; Boyce-Gaudreau, Krystal; Sanderson, Ana; Baker, John A


    Triage is the process whereby persons presenting to the emergency department are quickly assessed by a nurse and their need for care and service is prioritized. Research examining the care of persons presenting to emergency departments with psychiatric and mental health problems has shown that triage has often been cited as the most problematic aspect of the encounter. Three questions guided this investigation: Where do the decisions that triage nurses make fall on the intuitive versus analytic dimensions of decision making for mental health presentations in the emergency department, and does this differ according to comfort or familiarity with the type of mental health/illness presentation? How do "decision aids" (i.e., structured triage scales) help in the decision-making process? To what extent do other factors, such as attitudes, influence triage nurses' decision making? Eleven triage nurses participating in this study were asked to talk out loud about the reasoning process they would engage in while triaging patients in 5 scenarios based on mental health presentations to the emergency department. Themes emerging from the data were tweaking the results (including the use of intuition and early judgments) to arrive at the desired triage score; consideration of the current ED environment; managing uncertainty and risk (including the consideration of physical reasons for presentation); and confidence in communicating with patients in distress and managing their own emotive reactions to the scenario. Findings support the preference for using the intuitive mode of decision making with only tacit reliance on the decision aid. Copyright © 2015 Emergency Nurses Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Integrating digital educational content created and stored within disparate software environments: an extensible markup language (XML) solution in real-world use. (United States)

    Frank, M S; Schultz, T; Dreyer, K


    To provide a standardized and scaleable mechanism for exchanging digital radiologic educational content between software systems that use disparate authoring, storage, and presentation technologies. Our institution uses two distinct software systems for creating educational content for radiology. Each system is used to create in-house educational content as well as commercial educational products. One system is an authoring and viewing application that facilitates the input and storage of hierarchical knowledge and associated imagery, and is capable of supporting a variety of entity relationships. This system is primarily used for the production and subsequent viewing of educational CD-ROMS. Another software system is primarily used for radiologic education on the world wide web. This system facilitates input and storage of interactive knowledge and associated imagery, delivering this content over the internet in a Socratic manner simulating in-person interaction with an expert. A subset of knowledge entities common to both systems was derived. An additional subset of knowledge entities that could be bidirectionally mapped via algorithmic transforms was also derived. An extensible markup language (XML) object model and associated lexicon were then created to represent these knowledge entities and their interactive behaviors. Forward-looking attention was exercised in the creation of the object model in order to facilitate straightforward future integration of other sources of educational content. XML generators and interpreters were written for both systems. Deriving the XML object model and lexicon was the most critical and time-consuming aspect of the project. The coding of the XML generators and interpreters required only a few hours for each environment. Subsequently, the transfer of hundreds of educational cases and thematic presentations between the systems can now be accomplished in a matter of minutes. The use of algorithmic transforms results in nearly 100

  19. Environmental law. 2. rev. and enl. ed.; Umweltrecht

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    Koch, H.J. (ed.) [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). Forschungsstelle Umweltrecht


    The text book under consideration already is addressed to lawyers and students of jurisprudence. It enables an introduction into the general environmental law and consists of sixteen autonomous chapters: (a) International law in the field of ecology (Matthias Buck, Roda Verheyen); (b) European and national environmental constitutional law (Johannes Caspar); (c) General environmental administrative law (Ulrich Ramsauer); (d) Pollution abatement law (Hans-Joachim Koch); (e) Water protection law (Silke Laskowski, Cornelia Ziehm); (f) Recycling economy law and waste management law (Martin Dieckmann, Moritz Reese); (g) Nature conservation law (Christian Maass, Peter Schuette); (h) Soil conservation law and contaminated sites law (Nikolaus Herrmann); (i) Energy legal regulations as an instrument of environmental protection (Wolfgang Ewer); (j) Atomic energy law (Klaus Jankowski); (k) Genetic engineering law (Ursula Prall); (l) Law of hazardous materials (Eckhard Pache); (m) Environmental law in planning law (Nikolaus Hermann); (n) Environment and traffic (Philipp Hermann, Ekkehard Hofmann); (o) Agriculture and ecology (Ulf-Henning Moeker); (p) Liberal trade and environmental protection (Matthias Buck).

  20. Improved Early Detection of Sepsis in the ED With a Novel Monocyte Distribution Width Biomarker. (United States)

    Crouser, Elliott D; Parrillo, Joseph E; Seymour, Christopher; Angus, Derek C; Bicking, Keri; Tejidor, Liliana; Magari, Robert; Careaga, Diana; Williams, JoAnna; Closser, Douglas R; Samoszuk, Michael; Herren, Luke; Robart, Emily; Chaves, Fernando


    Sepsis most often presents to the ED, and delayed detection is harmful. WBC count is often used to detect sepsis, but changes in WBC count size also correspond to sepsis. We sought to determine if volume increases of circulating immune cells add value to the WBC count for early sepsis detection in the ED. A blinded, prospective cohort study was conducted in two different ED populations within a large academic hospital. Neutrophil and monocyte volume parameters were measured in conjunction with routine CBC testing on a UniCel DxH 800 analyzer at the time of ED admission and were evaluated for the detection of sepsis. There were 1,320 subjects in the ED consecutively enrolled and categorized as control subjects (n = 879) and those with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) (n = 203), infection (n = 140), or sepsis (n = 98). Compared with other parameters, monocyte distribution width (MDW) best discriminated sepsis from all other conditions (area under the curve [AUC], 0.79; 95% CI, 0.73-0.84; sensitivity, 0.77; specificity, 0.73; MDW threshold, 20.50), sepsis from SIRS (AUC, 0.74; 95% CI, 0.67-0.84), and severe sepsis from noninfected patients in the ED (AUC, 0.88; 95% CI, 0.75-0.99; negative predictive value, 99%). The added value of MDW to WBC count was statistically significant (AUC, 0.89 for MDW + WBC vs 0.81 for WBC alone; P sepsis compared with WBC count alone at the time of admission in the ED.; No.: NCT02232750; URL: Copyright © 2017 American College of Chest Physicians. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Trends in Hospital Admission and Surgical Procedures Following ED visits for Diverticulitis. (United States)

    Greenwood-Ericksen, Margaret B; Havens, Joaquim M; Ma, Jiemin; Weissman, Joel S; Schuur, Jeremiah D


    Diverticulitis is a common diagnosis in the emergency department (ED). Outpatient management of diverticulitis is safe in selected patients, yet the rates of admission and surgical procedures following ED visits for diverticulitis are unknown, as are the predictive patient characteristics. Our goal is to describe trends in admission and surgical procedures following ED visits for diverticulitis, and to determine which patient characteristics predict admission. : We performed a cross-sectional descriptive analysis using data on ED visits from 2006-2011 to determine change in admission and surgical patterns over time. The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database, a nationally representative administrative claims dataset, was used to analyze ED visits for diverticulitis. We included patients with a principal diagnosis of diverticulitis (ICD-9 codes 562.11, 562.13). We analyzed the rate of admission and surgery in all admitted patients and in low-risk patients, defined as age diverticulitis. Fryom 2006 to 2011 ED visits for diverticulitis increased by 21.3% from 238,248 to 302,612, while the admission rate decreased from 55.7% to 48.5% (-7.2%, 95% CI [-7.78 to -6.62]; pdiverticulitis was independently associated with male gender, comorbid illnesses, higher income and commercial health insurance. The surgical rate decreased from 6.5% in 2006 to 4.7% in 2011 (-1.8%, 95% CI [-2.1 to -1.5]; pdiverticulitis increased, while ED admission rates and surgical rates declined, with comorbidity, sociodemographic factors predicting hospitalization. Future work should focus on determining if these differences reflect increased disease prevalence, increased diagnosis, or changes in management.

  2. Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in a population of men affected by Erectile Dysfunction (ED). (United States)

    Mazzilli, R; Elia, J; Delfino, M; Benedetti, F; Scordovillo, G; Mazzilli, F


    A) to evaluate the prevalence of patients affected by Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in a population of men with Erectile Dysfunction (ED); B) to define the epidemiological, biochemical and therapeutic aspects. N.934 subjects referred at our Andrology Unit for ED were studied. The diagnosis of ED was evaluated using the IIEF-5 questionnaire (Total score ≤21). The prevalence of subjects affected by DM in a population of men with ED was 19.5% (182/934). The age ranges were: ≥55 years (108/182; 59.3%); ≥40diabetic treatment. In n.125/182 cases (68.7%) the ED onset followed the diagnosis of DM; in n.34/182 cases (18.7%) it appeared at the same time; and in n.23/182 cases (12.6%) appeared before DM diagnosis. in n.18/182 subjects (9.9%) there was a concomitant hypotestosteronemia; these patients were treated only with testosterone replacement; this treatment was efficacious (IIEF-5 total score ≥22) in 8/18 subjects (44.4%). In n.146/182 subjects (80.2%) a treatment with PDE5-i was given. Of these 146 subjects, the therapy was given "on demand" to 108 subjects (efficacy in 50.9%; 55/108) and "once a day" to the remaining 38 subjects (efficacy 63.1%, 24/38) (p=0.428, n.s.). N.15/182 subjects (8.2%) were treated with intracavernous injections of Alprostadil (efficacy in 8/15, 53.3%). In n.3/182 subjects (1.6%) a penile prosthesis was implanted. DM is one of the most frequent organic causes of ED; there were many strategies to treat this symptom without interfering with the antidiabetic treatment. Finally, ED can be predictive of DM.


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    Full Text Available Farming and agro-industrial waste can represent a resource when destined to energy production and they can contribute to reduce greenhouse gas emission, to improve energetic efficiency and increase renewable energies. 6 stations are already working in Calabria for agro-zootechnical biomasses and agro-industrial waste transformation, in compliance with 91/676/CEE, Nitrates Directive, then D.L. 152/99 and D.M. 7 April 2006, redefined by D.M. 6-7-2012 It reduced incentives, with the aim of implementing small sized stations powered by recyclable byproducts, which are easier to manage especially in the form of consortium by medium and small sized companies that would otherwise be excluded from the market. An appropriate use of pruning waste would also mean turning a problem into an opportunity if, instead of burning it and producing high levels of CO2 (as forbidden by D.L. “terra dei fuochi” it could be destined to produce a new kind of power source, biochar, with a carbon negative function. Concerning the market of carbon credits derivable from pruning waste and from the production of more than 130.000 t of biochar (which, differently from the forestry sector, hasn’t been accepted in farming yet, the potential wealth on the regional territory could vary from 5 to 11 million € according to the set price. Establishing a more competitive and sustainable source of energy is one of the most important challenges that our Country has to face today. This sector plays a key role in the economic development of the Country, not only as a distinctive feature of low cost energy production, limited impact on environment and high utilization, but also as an element of growth per se, with a boost in ecologic economy thanks to a predominant use of renewable resources, recycling and curbing domestic or industrial waste, according to Green Economy parameters.

  4. Suicide Prevention in an Emergency Department Population: The ED-SAFE Study. (United States)

    Miller, Ivan W; Camargo, Carlos A; Arias, Sarah A; Sullivan, Ashley F; Allen, Michael H; Goldstein, Amy B; Manton, Anne P; Espinola, Janice A; Jones, Richard; Hasegawa, Kohei; Boudreaux, Edwin D


    Suicide is a leading cause of deaths in the United States. Although the emergency department (ED) is an opportune setting for initiating suicide prevention efforts, ED-initiated suicide prevention interventions remain underdeveloped. To determine whether an ED-initiated intervention reduces subsequent suicidal behavior. This multicenter study of 8 EDs in the United States enrolled adults with a recent suicide attempt or ideation and was composed of 3 sequential phases: (1) a treatment as usual (TAU) phase from August 2010 to December 2011, (2) a universal screening (screening) phase from September 2011 to December 2012, and (3) a universal screening plus intervention (intervention) phase from July 2012 to November 2013. Screening consisted of universal suicide risk screening. The intervention phase consisted of universal screening plus an intervention, which included secondary suicide risk screening by the ED physician, discharge resources, and post-ED telephone calls focused on reducing suicide risk. The primary outcome was suicide attempts (nonfatal and fatal) over the 52-week follow-up period. The proportion and total number of attempts were analyzed. A total of 1376 participants were recruited, including 769 females (55.9%) with a median (interquartile range) age of 37 (26-47) years. A total of 288 participants (20.9%) made at least 1 suicide attempt, and there were 548 total suicide attempts among participants. There were no significant differences in risk reduction between the TAU and screening phases (23% vs 22%, respectively). However, compared with the TAU phase, patients in the intervention phase showed a 5% absolute reduction in suicide attempt risk (23% vs 18%), with a relative risk reduction of 20%. Participants in the intervention phase had 30% fewer total suicide attempts than participants in the TAU phase. Negative binomial regression analysis indicated that the participants in the intervention phase had significantly fewer total suicide attempts

  5. Triage quality control is missing tools-a new observation technique for ED quality improvement. (United States)

    Malmström, Tomi; Harjola, Veli-Pekka; Torkki, Paulus; Kumpulainen, Salla; Malmström, Raija


    Correct assessment of patient urgency is critical to ensuring patient safety in emergency departments (EDs). Although significant time and effort have been devoted to developing triage systems, less attention has been paid to the development of quality control. The aim of this study is to introduce and test observation technique, which enables identifying of patient groups at risk of erroneous assessment in triage. The introduced technique is aimed to be less laborious to use than existing triage quality control methods. The study developed an observation technique for identifying patients with possible erroneous assessments in triage. Data sample for the observation technique is carried out with survey form filled in by nurse. Hospital ED with ~74 000 patient visits annually. Consecutive adult patients in an ED for baseline study period of 14 days (1774 patients) in 2010 and control study period of 4 days (541 patients) in 2012. Triage observation technique for continuous improvement of triage performance. Primary measures of triage improvement were triage accuracy and nurses' ability to predict patient admissions. With the observation technique the ED staff was able to identify patient groups at risk for erroneous triage. Under-triage related mostly to patients with chest pain, shortness of breath, collapse, stomach pain and infections. Instead injures and muscular skeletal symptoms were seldom undertriaged even though they are common. EDs can control triage quality with simple observation technique. The usability of observation technique and triage quality improvement process were good.

  6. The Relationship Between the Use of a Worksite Medical Home and ED Visits or Hospitalizations

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    Marissa Stroo BS


    Full Text Available Worksite medical homes may be a good model for improving employee health. The aim of this study was to compare the likelihood of being seen in the emergency department (ED or being hospitalized by level of use (no use, occasional use, or primary care of a worksite medical home, overall and by type of user (employee, adult dependent, or pediatric dependent. This was a retrospective analysis of claims data, using covariate-adjusted logistic regression models for ED visits and inpatient hospitalizations. Secondary data for the years 2006 to 2008 from a company that offers an on-site health care center (HCC were used. Analyses were based on a data set that combines health plan claims and human resources demographic data. Overall, people who did not use the HCC were more likely to be seen in the ED (adjusted odds ratio [OR] = 1.20, 95% confidence interval or CI [1.06, 1.37], P = .005 or to be hospitalized (adjusted OR = 1.58; 95% CI [1.34, 1.86]; P < .0001 compared with those who used the HCC for primary care. Both ED visits and hospitalizations for employees and dependents in this study were lower among those who used the worksite medical home for primary care. Worksite medical homes can improve chronic disease management and thus reduce ED visits and hospitalizations. These findings contribute to growing evidence that worksite medical homes are potentially cost-effective.

  7. Hardiness Mediates Stress and Impact Level in ED Nurses Who Experienced a Violent Event. (United States)

    Park, Jin Hee; Lee, Eun Nam; Kong, Kyung Ran; Jang, Moon Jung


    This secondary analysis examined the mediating effect of hardiness between stress and impact level in ED nurses who experienced a violent event. This correlational study was conducted from June to August 2014. We used the visual analog scale to measure stress level, the Impact of Event Scale-Revised to measure impact level after the violent event, and the Dispositional Resilience Scale to measure hardiness. We then analyzed mediating effects with the Sobel test. Data were collected in 31 emergency medical centers located in B city in Korea. Data from 321 ED nurses who experienced a violent event were analyzed. Most nurses (91.9%) were women, with a mean age of 28.73 years. The main outcome measure was the mediating effect of hardiness between stress and impact level after ED nurses experienced violence. We found that both violence-related stress (B = 0.22, P level from a violent event. Based on results of a Sobel test, hardiness partially mediated the relationship between violence-related stress and impact level from a violent event (Z = 2.03, P = .044). Hardiness had an effect on reducing the impact level of ED nurses who had experienced a violent event and had a mediating role in mitigating their stress. Therefore, we recommend the development of an intervention program that emphasizes the improvement of hardiness in ED nurses. Copyright © 2017 Emergency Nurses Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Neobnovitelné zdroje energie: výhledy a vliv na životní prostředí


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    Title: Non-renewable resources of energy: predictions and environmental impacts Author: Klimov Andrey Supervisor: Ing. Luboš Matějíček, Dr., Ústav pro životní prostředí Přírodovědecké fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, Benátská 2, 128 01 Praha 2 Supervisor's e-mail adress: Abstract: This bachelor work will describe the system of non-renewable energy sources, their stocks in the whole world, the prognoses to the future and especially their impact on the environment. The...

  9. Clean Development Mechanism PDD Guidebook: Navigating the Pitfalls; 2. ed.

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    generating emissions reductions that are real and measurable which are being monitored in line whit the provisions done in the monitoring plan at the time of the PDD elaboration. This timeframe difference (project design phase vs project operational phase) is one of the main causes of the difference between the estimated emissions reduction in the PDDs and the actual emissions reduction achieved by the project. As a rule of thumb, the CDM projects are to be implemented exactly as designed and described in the PDD, including the monitoring plan developed in the PDD in line with the applicable methodology. Doing this correctly in a continuously changing business environment is not always easy and the project developers confront several pitfalls at a later stage during the verification process. The Monitoring Report is the document that contains project information relevant to the collection and archiving of all relevant data necessary for determining the emissions reduction for a specific monitoring period. This document should also address the quality assurance and control procedures adopted during the monitoring period together with the documentation on the calculations of the anthropogenic emissions. (ba)

  10. Trasporti ed energia: strategie di pianificazione in ambito urbano

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    Ilaria Delponte


    Full Text Available The fight against climate changing pushed the States of the EuropeanUnion to adopt new, strong and efficient objectives to protect theenvironment and improve life condition in urban centers.Particular attention is paid to the reduction of CO2 emissions in orderto promote a more livable environment and sustainable urbandevelopment. This growing communitarian policy and vision representsa suitable context for the introduction of innovative urban planningand managing practices allowing an attentive exploitation of naturalresources.The principle of sustainable and durable development and the newconcept of “energy planning” take to a revision of existent tools(PRG-Piano Regolatore Generale, PUM-Piano Urbano della Mobilità,etc. used by Italian Public Administrations to plan and manage urbanspaces and to the introduction of new ones (PEC-Piano EnergeticoComunale, etc..From this modern point of view, the field of transport and mobilitycovers a strategic role for two main reasons. The first is the relevantcontribution of transports to the production of CO2 emissions(transports are responsible of the 30 - 40% of CO2 emissions in urbancenters and other toxic matters (PM10, NOx etc.; the second one isthe strong impact that the effectiveness of public transports can haveon citizens’ quality of life and the reduction of private cars’ use.Taking into account the wide range of fields, activities and serviceswhose efficiency and sustainability depends on that one of the urbanmobility system, a great number of actions can be proposed.The effective problem is the complexity of their mutual interaction inorder to satisfy urban exigencies and respect existing regulatoryindications.The analysis of alternative actions, technologies and scenarios thatLocal Administration can suppose to apply and/or realize might resultvery interesting taking into consideration also the recentcommunitarian policy of “20-20-20” aiming to reach a reduction of20% in greenhouse

  11. Patient-centered transfer process for patients admitted through the ED boosts satisfaction, improves safety. (United States)


    To improve safety and patient flow, administrators at Hallmark Health System, based in Melrose, MA, implemented a new patient-centered transfer process for patients admitted through the ED at the health system's two hospitals. Under the new approach, inpatient nurses come down to the ED to take reports on new patients in a process that includes the ED care team as well as family members. The inpatient nurses then accompany the patients up to their designated floors. Since the new patient-transfer process was implemented in June 2012, patient satisfaction has increased by at least one point on patient satisfaction surveys. Administrators anticipate that medical errors or omissions related to the handoff process will show a drop of at least 50%, when data is tabulated.

  12. "Etica ed Estetica sono tutt’uno" Riflessioni su TLP 6.421

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    Gabriele Tomasi


    Full Text Available Per il primo Wittgenstein etica ed estetica erano tutt’uno. Scopo del saggio è fornire un’interpretazione di questa concezione. Esaminando il modo in cui è proposta nel Tractatus e considerando alcune annotazioni dei Quaderni 1914-1916 si evidenzia che l’unità di etica ed estetica è in un modo di vedere il mondo per cui esso non appare come fonte di limitazione. L’etica è un’estensione al mondo - alla vita - della capacità di conferire significato che nell’arte si realizza nei riguardi di oggetti particolari. Affermando l’unità di etica ed estetica Wittgenstein attira l’attenzione sul fatto che la radice dell’etica è in un certo modo di vedere le cose, in un atteggiamento verso la vita. Si tratta della prospettiva di un valore non connesso a come il mondo è e che è evocato dalla meraviglia per l’esistenza del mondo.

  13. Impact of 40 years of technology advances on EDS system performance. (United States)

    McCarthy, Jon; Friel, John; Camus, Patrick


    The rapid advance and falling costs of computing power and data storage during the last 40 years have greatly enhanced the data reduction speed and analytical capacity of energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) systems. At the same time, the solid state X-ray detector [until recently, the Si(Li) diode] has seen performance increases due to the use of advanced materials and processing techniques. In addition, the performance of the electronic components (field effect transistor, preamp, and pulse processor) of an EDS system has been constantly improved. These technology advances have resulted in improved spectral quality, excellent light element detection, and increased count rate performance. The results have been truly remarkable and driven by the needs of the analyst. This article will summarize the progress made in these areas in the last 40 years and make a brief reference to prospects for future development in EDS system performance.

  14. Benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing in a national probability sample of ED encounters. (United States)

    Kim, Howard S; McCarthy, Danielle M; Mark Courtney, D; Lank, Patrick M; Lambert, Bruce L


    Benzodiazepine-opioid combination therapy is potentially harmful due to the risk of synergistic respiratory depression, and the rate of death due to benzodiazepine-opioid overdose is increasing. Little is known about the prevalence and characteristics of benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing from the ED setting. Secondary analysis of data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, using sample weights to generate population estimates. The primary objective was to describe the annual prevalence of benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing from 2006 to 2012, using 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) to compare adjacent years. The secondary objective was to compare characteristics of ED encounters receiving a benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescription versus those receiving an opioid prescription alone, using a multivariable logistic regression. The prevalence of benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing did not significantly change from 2006 to 2012. During this period, 2.7% (95% CI: 2.5-2.8%) of ED encounters prescribed an opioid were also prescribed a benzodiazepine. Relative to encounters receiving an opioid prescription alone, encounters receiving a co-prescription were more likely to represent a follow-up rather than initial visit (Odds Ratio [OR] 1.52), receive more medications (OR 1.41) and fewer procedures (OR 0.48) while in the ED, and more likely to have a diagnosis related to mental disorder (OR 20.60) or musculoskeletal problem (OR 3.71). From 2006 to 2012, almost 3% of all ED encounters receiving an opioid prescription also received a benzodiazepine co-prescription. The odds of benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing were significantly higher in ED encounters representing a follow-up visit and in diagnoses relating to a mental disorder or musculoskeletal problem. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Multidisciplinary intervention decreases the use of opioid medication discharge packs from 2 urban EDs. (United States)

    Gugelmann, Hallam; Shofer, Frances S; Meisel, Zachary F; Perrone, Jeanmarie


    Prescription opioid overdoses and deaths constitute a public health epidemic, and recent studies show that emergency department (ED) prescribers may contribute to this crisis. We hypothesized that a multidisciplinary educational intervention would decrease ED opioid packs dispensed at discharge. This prospective study implemented a "bundle" of interdisciplinary educational modalities: lectures, journal clubs, case discussions, and an electronic medical record decision support tool. Implementation occurred in 2 urban EDs in the same health system at different times ("affiliate," September 2011; "primary," January 2012) to better distinguish its effects. The primary outcome was preintervention/postintervention change in opioid discharge packs dispensed to all patients treated and discharged through August 2012 and was assessed by 2-way analysis of variance. The secondary outcome was bivariate analysis (using Fisher exact test) of change in opioid dispensing among patients with known risk factors for prescription opioid dependence: age less than 65 years, history of substance abuse, chronic pain, or psychiatric disorders. A total of 71,512 and 45,746 patients were evaluated and discharged from primary and affiliate EDs, respectively. Orders for opioid discharge packs decreased from 13.9% to 8.4% and 4.7% to 1.9% at the primary and affiliate hospitals (P opioid dependence at the primary ED decreased from 21.8% to 13.9%. A staged, multidisciplinary intervention targeting nurses, residents, nurse practitioners, and attending physicians was associated with decreased orders for opioid discharge packs in 2 urban EDs. Opioid discharge pack orders decreased slightly more among patients with risk factors for prescription opioid dependence. © 2013.

  16. PopED lite: An optimal design software for preclinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies. (United States)

    Aoki, Yasunori; Sundqvist, Monika; Hooker, Andrew C; Gennemark, Peter


    Optimal experimental design approaches are seldom used in preclinical drug discovery. The objective is to develop an optimal design software tool specifically designed for preclinical applications in order to increase the efficiency of drug discovery in vivo studies. Several realistic experimental design case studies were collected and many preclinical experimental teams were consulted to determine the design goal of the software tool. The tool obtains an optimized experimental design by solving a constrained optimization problem, where each experimental design is evaluated using some function of the Fisher Information Matrix. The software was implemented in C++ using the Qt framework to assure a responsive user-software interaction through a rich graphical user interface, and at the same time, achieving the desired computational speed. In addition, a discrete global optimization algorithm was developed and implemented. The software design goals were simplicity, speed and intuition. Based on these design goals, we have developed the publicly available software PopED lite ( Optimization computation was on average, over 14 test problems, 30 times faster in PopED lite compared to an already existing optimal design software tool. PopED lite is now used in real drug discovery projects and a few of these case studies are presented in this paper. PopED lite is designed to be simple, fast and intuitive. Simple, to give many users access to basic optimal design calculations. Fast, to fit a short design-execution cycle and allow interactive experimental design (test one design, discuss proposed design, test another design, etc). Intuitive, so that the input to and output from the software tool can easily be understood by users without knowledge of the theory of optimal design. In this way, PopED lite is highly useful in practice and complements existing tools. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Macrofauna edáfica asociada con sistemas agroforestales en la Amazonía Colombiana


    Juan Carlos Suárez Salazar; Ervin Humprey Duran Bautista; Gelber Rosas Patiño


    La densidad, riqueza y diversidad de la macrofauna edáfica son afectadas, entre otros factores, por la configuración de los agroecosistemas y la estacionalidad de la precipitación. Con el fin de evaluar estos efectos en mayo y noviembre de 2011, correspondientes a épocas de máxima y mínima precipitación, respectivamente, se realizaron estudios sobre la composición de la macrofauna edáfica asociada con los arreglos agroforestales ubicados en el Centro de Investigaciones Macagual Cesar Augusto ...

  18. Planning a brand new ED? Study up on acoustics, air quality, and patient wish-lists. (United States)


    Hospitals planning to construct new EDs have a golden opportunity to integrate designs and materials that can please both patients and providers. Experts say attention to acoustics, privacy, and air quality can lower stress levels and boost satisfaction. Further, designs that prioritize efficient work flows get high marks from providers. Experts advise hospital leaders to get considerable input from patients before designing a new ED facility. Privacy, quiet, and a connection to nature are top priorities for patients. Use design to enhance patient flow.

  19. G. L. Castelli, principe di Torremuzza, numismatico ed antichista ad Halaesa Archonidea

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    Antonino Crisà


    Full Text Available G. L. Castelli (1727-1792, principe di Torremuzza, fu uno dei massimi esponenti dell’antiquaria siciliana del XVIII secolo. Questo contributo esamina l’attività di ricerca di Castelli, interessato alla monetazione ed alle evidenze archeologiche di Halaesa Archonidea, oggi identificata nei pressi di Tusa (ME. È proposta un’analisi degli scritti di Castelli inerenti queste tematiche, valutandone criticamente l’importanza secondo le istanze della ricerca antiquaria. Certamente è emerso il profilo di un antichista dai poliedrici interessi, da considerarsi il fondatore degli studi numismatici ed archeologici moderni dell’antica Halaesa.

  20. Is your ED a medical department or a business? Survey says...both. (United States)


    Taking a solid business-like approach to the management of your ED involves--but is certainly not limited to--getting a handle on revenues and expenses. Here are a few strategies some ED managers say help them run a tighter, and better, ship: Have a clinical audit specialist review charts, and have a clerical person "check the checker." Use a "cultural fit" interview with prospective staff members to ensure you're on the same page when it comes to service. Develop a charge structure with numerical values for clinical activities and services, to help ensure optimal reimbursement.

  1. SEM, EDS, PL and absorbance study of CdTe thin films grown by CSS method

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    Hernandez-Torres, M.E.; Silva-Gonzalez, R.; Gracia-Jimenez, J.M. [Instituto de Fisica, BUAP, Apdo. Postal J-48, San Manuel, 72570 Puebla, Pue. (Mexico); Casarrubias-Segura, G. [CIE- UNAM, 62580 Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)


    Oxygen-doped CdTe films were grown on conducting glass substrates by the close spaced sublimation (CSS) method and characterized using SEM, EDS, photoluminescence (PL) and absorbance. A significant change in the polycrystalline morphology is observed when the oxygen proportion is increased in the deposition atmosphere. The EDS analysis showed that all samples are nonstoichiometric with excess Te. The PL spectra show emission bands associated with Te vacancies (V{sub Te}), whose intensities decrease as the oxygen proportion in the CSS chamber is increased. The oxygen impurities occupy Te vacancies and modify the surfaces states, improving the nonradiative process. (author)

  2. New Zealand's emergency department target - did it reduce ED length of stay, and if so, how and when? (United States)

    Tenbensel, Tim; Chalmers, Linda; Jones, Peter; Appleton-Dyer, Sarah; Walton, Lisa; Ameratunga, Shanthi


    In 2009, the New Zealand government introduced a hospital emergency department (ED) target - 95% of patients seen, treated or discharged within 6 h - in order to alleviate crowding in public hospital EDs. While these targets were largely met by 2012, research suggests that such targets can be met without corresponding overall reductions in ED length-of-stay (LOS). Our research explores whether the NZ ED time target actually reduced ED LOS, and if so, how and when. We adopted a mixed-methods approach with integration of data sources. After selecting four hospitals as case study sites, we collected all ED utilisation data for the period 2006 to 2012. ED LOS data was derived in two forms-reported ED LOS, and total ED LOS - which included time spent in short-stay units. This data was used to identify changes in the length of ED stay, and describe the timing of these changes to these indicators. Sixty-eight semi-structured interviews and two surveys of hospital clinicians and managers were conducted between 2011 and 2013. This data was then explored to identify factors that could account for ED LOS changes and their timing. Reported ED LOS reduced in all sites after the introduction of the target, and continued to reduce in 2011 and 2012. However, total ED LOS only decreased from 2008 to 2010, and did not reduce further in any hospital. Increased use of short-stay units largely accounted for these differences. Interview and survey data showed changes to improve patient flow were introduced in the early implementation period, whereas increased ED resources, better information systems to monitor target performance, and leadership and social marketing strategies mainly took throughout 2011 and 2012 when total ED LOS was not reducing. While the ED target clearly stimulated improvements in patient flow, our analysis also questions the value of ED targets as a long term approach. Increased use of short-stay units suggests that the target became less effective in 'standing

  3. AB162. Is it feasible to apply a new concept of erectile dysfunction syndrome (EDS) in clinical practice?


    Chen, Jun; Zhang, Bin; Wen, Jiaming


    How to understand the erectile function? How to define erectile dysfunction? In general, erectile function is evaluated by the quality of penile erection. If penis shows good erection, we think erectile function is normal. Otherwise, erectile dysfunction occurs. This concept is reflected in the definition of erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is defined as the persistent inability to attain and maintain an erection sufficient to permit satisfactory sexual performance. From the definition of ED, it...

  4. TACOP: A Cognitive Agent for a Naval Training Simulation Environment

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    van Doesburg, W.A.; Verbeeck, K.; Heuvelink, A.; Tuyls, K.; Nowé, A.; van den Broek, Egon; Manderick, B.; Kuijpers, B.


    The full version of this paper appeared in: Doesburg, W. A. van, Heuvelink, A., and Broek, E. L. van den (2005). TACOP: A cognitive agent for a naval training simulation environment. In M. Pechoucek, D. Steiner, and S. Thompson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Industry Track of the Fourth International

  5. Heredity and Environment in Etiology of Eating Disorders. I. Review of Twin Studies

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    Meshkova T.A.


    Full Text Available Twin studies of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating are reviewed. Historically, eating disorders (ED was viewed as a disorders primarily influenced by sociocultural factors, however, over the past decade, this perception has been challenged. Twin studies demonstrate that genetic factors significantly influence the risk for ED and substantially contribute to the observed association between ED and other disorders and personal traits (major depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, perfectionism. Among environmental factors nonshared (unique environment plays the main role, except of early puberty.

  6. A Patient with Splenic Artery Aneurysm Rupture and the Importance of Rapid Sonography in the ED

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    Masayuki Iyanaga


    Full Text Available We report a case of a splenic artery aneurysm rupture presenting with shock which required timely embolization therapy. This case demonstrates how the rapid use of bedside ultrasound by emergency department (ED physicians can help identify the cause of shock and, therefore, initiate appropriate treatment quickly even if the cause is rare, as in this case.

  7. Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescent (ED XRF) analyzer X-Art for investigation of artworks (United States)

    Serebryakov, A. S.; Demchenko, E. L.; Koudryashov, V. I.; Sokolov, A. D.


    A novel compact ED XRF analyzer based on Si(Li) detector is developed for the attribution of artworks. Approbation of the instrument in two leading museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg showed that the chemical elements in the range from Mg to Pb can be determined in the artworks simultaneosely in the open air.

  8. Massively Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) Network Dataset (United States)

    Kellogg, Shaun; Edelmann, Achim


    This paper presents the Massively Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) network dataset. It entails information on two online communication networks resulting from two consecutive offerings of the MOOC called "The Digital Learning Transition in K-12 Schools" in spring and fall 2013. The courses were offered to educators from the USA…

  9. ReEDS-Mexico: A Capacity Expansion Model of the Mexican Power System

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    Ho, Jonathan L [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Cole, Wesley J [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Spyrou, Evangelia [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)


    This report documents the ReEDS-Mexico capacity expansion model, which is an extension of the ReEDS model to the Mexican power system. In recent years Mexico’s power sector has undergone considerable reform that has significant potential to impact the future electricity mix (Alpizar–Castro and Rodríguez–Monroy 2016). Day-ahead and real-time trading in Mexico’s power markets opened in early 2016. In addition to this reform, Mexico is striving to ensure that 35% of its electricity is generated from clean energy sources by 2024, 40% by 2035, and 50% by 2050 (Presidencia de la República 2016). These rapid changes in both the market and the generation mix create a need for robust tools that can help electricity sector stakeholders make informed decisions. The purpose of this report is to document the extension of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model (Eurek et al. 2016) to cover the Mexico power system. This extension, which we will refer to throughout this paper as ReEDS-Mexico, provides a model of the Mexico power sector using a system-wide, least-cost optimization framework.

  10. From fruit flies to fallout: Ed Lewis and his science1

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    during the Depression, his father somehow managed to come up with funds to buy Ed a silver flute. He played in the High School Orchestra and the Wilkes-. Barre Symphony, beginning his tertiary education at. Bucknell College on a music scholarship. Howard D. Lipshitz. Journal of Genetics, Vol. 83, No. 2, August 2004 ...

  11. Developing a Culture of Learning around the edTPA: One University's Journey (United States)

    Miller, Matthew; Carroll, David; Jancic, Mitchell; Markworth, Kimberly


    In this article, we discuss how an interdisciplinary faculty team at a midsized public university created supports for the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), a high-stakes performance assessment for preservice candidates being adopted by many states. We provide a general description of our work in contending with the challenge of developing a…

  12. Global variables and identified hadrons in the PHENIX experiment

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    PHENIX measurements related to global variables and identified hadrons are discussed. These include two-pion correlations, elliptic flow, and dN=dη. Measurements of event-by-event fluctuations in mean transverse momentum, mean transverse energy, and net charge are presented for particles within the PHENIX ...

  13. Problemi di fisica meccanica e termologia, ottica ed elettricità

    CERN Document Server

    Foglia, C


    Equazioni dimensionali ed unità di misura ; elementi di calcolo vettoriale ; cinematica ; dinamica ; fenomeni ondulatori ; meccanica dei fluidi ; termologia ; elettrostatica ; la corrente elettrica nei conduttori ohmici e non ohmici ; elettromagnetismo e correnti alternate ; equazioni di Maxwell e onde elettromagntiche ; ottica geometrica ; interferenza e diffrazione della luce ; polarizzazione della luce ; applicazioni elementari della teoria degli errori.

  14. APA Reporting Standards in Quantitative Research Dissertations from an Online EdD Program (United States)

    Salgado, Griselle


    This study was an investigation of the reporting practices in dissertations with quantitative research designs produced by students enrolled in an online Doctor of Education (EdD) program, one that follows the American Psychological Association (APA) standards for reporting research. Limited, empirical information exists about the competencies in…

  15. (M.Ed.) students' experiences of part-time study: A South African

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    This article reports on a study of how a group of first year M.Ed. students in the Faculty of Education of the University of KwaZulu-Natal experienced part-time study. Literature suggests that each year, South Africa suffers significant student departures from universities without completing their studies. Apart from the cost and ...

  16. Bike Ed '77: A Conference Report (Washington, D.C., May 4-6, 1977). (United States)

    Johnson (Lawrence) and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.

    As a result of intensified need for sound safety education programs for both young and mature bicyclists due to the dramatic increase in bicycling as a form of transportation and recreation, the first national conference on bicyclist safety education was held--Bike Ed '77. Major purposes of the conference were to stimulate communication among…

  17. J. Crush and D.A. McDonald. (eds). 2002. Transnationalism and ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    J. Crush and D.A. McDonald. (eds). 2002. Transnationalism and New African Immigration to South Africa. Cape Town. Southern African Migration Project and the Canadian Association of African Studies. IV + 188 pp. ISBN 0-88911-926-0.

  18. A Comparative SEM-EDS Elemental Composition of Mud in Coastal ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    The present study was aimed to understand the comparative abundance and source of elemental constituents in mud of four coastal shrimp farming areas, Vunh Tau (VT), Nha Trang (NT), Da Nang (DN) and Hue (HU) in Viet Nam using SEM-EDS analysis. Mud samples were collected from shrimp farming coastal zones ...

  19. 09 | 26 | organic.html 3 | chemistry | resources | sci ed | initiat | Indian ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; initiat; sci ed; resources; chemistry; organic.html 3; 26; 09. 404! error. The page your are looking for can not be found! Please check the link or use the navigation bar at the top. YouTube · Twitter · Facebook · Blog. Academy News. IAS Logo. Good Governance: Contribution of Vigilance · Vigilance Awareness Talk

  20. WORK-ED. (World of Related Knowledge and Educational Development). A Manual for Trainers. (United States)

    Fraleigh, Virginia A.

    This manual is designed to assist personnel responsible for training teachers in the implementation of the World of Related Knowledge and Educational Development (WORK-ED). (The program is a career education course for ninth graders developed to enable students who have not chosen the traditional college-prep high school course to make career…