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  1. Effects of Air Pollution on Hospital Emergency Room Visits for Respiratory Diseases: Urban-Suburban Differences in Eastern China.

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    Liu, Peng; Wang, Xining; Fan, Jiayin; Xiao, Wenxin; Wang, Yan

    2016-03-19

    A study on the relationships between ambient air pollutants (PM2.5, SO₂ and NO₂) and hospital emergency room visits (ERVs) for respiratory diseases from 2013 to 2014 was performed in both urban and suburban areas of Jinan, a heavily air-polluted city in Eastern China. This research was analyzed using generalized additive models (GAM) with Poisson regression, which controls for long-time trends, the "day of the week" effect and meteorological parameters. An increase of 10 μg/m³ in PM2.5, SO₂ and NO₂ corresponded to a 1.4% (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.7%, 2.1%), 1.2% (95% CI: 0.5%, 1.9%), and 2.5% (95%: 0.8%, 4.2%) growth in ERVs for the urban population, respectively, and a 1.5% (95%: 0.4%, 2.6%), 0.8% (95%: -0.7%, 2.3%), and 3.1% (95%: 0.5%, 5.7%) rise in ERVs for the suburban population, respectively. It was found that females were more susceptible than males to air pollution in the urban area when the analysis was stratified by gender, and the reverse result was seen in the suburban area. Our results suggest that the increase in ERVs for respiratory illnesses is linked to the levels of air pollutants in Jinan, and there may be some urban-suburban discrepancies in health outcomes from air pollutant exposure.

  2. Suburban socialities

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    Oldrup, Helene Hjorth

    2009-01-01

    Suburban and residential areas have often been associated with everyday, routine and family relations, and this article explores how everyday life and sociality are changing in suburban areas in the context of what is variously called the post-industrial and borderless city. The article suggests ...

  3. Facial nerve palsy: analysis of cases reported in children in a suburban hospital in Nigeria

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    Folayan, M O; Arobieke, R I; Eziyi, E; Oyetola, E O; Elusiyan, J

    2014-01-01

    The study describes the epidemiology, treatment, and treatment outcomes of the 10 cases of facial nerve palsy seen in children managed at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile...

  4. ROLE OF CT IN THE STUDY OF PREVALENCE OF NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS IN A RURAL AND SUBURBAN TEACHING HOSPITAL

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    Dayananda Kumar R

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The main aim of the study was to identify the prevalence, lobar distribution of neurocysticercosis in a suburban and rural centre of southern Karnataka. Its distribution in male and female population, distribution among various age groups, distribution in lobes, describe its stages, and presence of perilesional oedema. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was conducted in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital, Bangalore, for a period of 6 yrs. from January 2009 to December 2015. Data collection was prospective. A computer-assisted search of all the reports of CT brain with the diagnosis of NCC was conducted within the departmental database. A total of 198 patients with NCC were identified and the study was conducted. RESULTS Total 4582 CT studies of brain were reviewed. 198 cases of neurocysticercosis (4.3% were detected. 115 were males and 83 were females. The age range was 8 to 70 years with a mean age of 30 years. The number of patients under age 20 years (n=46 was more compared to the adult patients. Maximum numbers of patients were seen in 41 to 50 years age group followed by 51 to 60 years. Stage 2 of the disease was noted to be predominant in our study with 61 cases (30% followed by stage 4. However, individual cases showing multiple stages of NCC were observed in 56 cases. Parietal lobe was more commonly involved followed by temporal, frontal, and occipital lobe. Multiple stages of the NCC in individual cases were seen in 56 cases. The presence of an eccentric enhancing scolex was noted in 57 cases. CONCLUSION The prevalence of neurocysticercosis in our study over a period of six years is 4.3% and it is more commonly observed in the paediatric age group (23.2% and in male sex (58%.

  5. Diagnostic yield of kidney biopsies performed in a suburban, satellite hospital

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    Che Rosle Draman

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Kidney biopsy is indicated to confirm the clinical diagnosis or to evaluate prognosis of a renal problem. It is a reliable and safe procedure, especially with real-time ultrasound guidance. This is a single-center, retrospective review of the biopsies performed in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Pahang from 2000 to 2010. The demographic data, clinical parameters, and histological reports were extracted from clinic records and analyzed to determine the diagnostic adequacy of biopsy samples for both lupus and non-lupus patients. A total of 219 biopsies were performed throughout the period and only 74 were included in this review. Their mean age was 22.5 ± 10.5 years. 59.5% of the biopsies were performed on female patients. Malays comprised 79.7% (n = 59 of them, followed by Chinese (18.9%, n=14 and Indian (1.4%, n=1. About one-third of the biopsies(n = 25 were performed on patients with lupus nephritis and two-thirds (n = 49 on non-lupus nephritis patients. At the time of biopsy, their serum creatinine values were normal, serum albumin 28.4 ± 10 g/L and total cholesterol 8.9 ± 4.6 mmol/L (mean ± SD. The urine dipstick was 3+ for both proteinuria and hematuria and daily protein excretion was 3.6 ± 3.2 g. Sixty-seven specimens were considered adequate and only six (8% were inadequate for histological interpretations. The mean number of glomeruli in the biopsy specimens was 16 ± 9.9 (range: 0-47 glomeruli. In non-lupus patients, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis was the commonest histological diagnosis (n = 15, 30.6%, followed by minimal change disease (n = 13, 26.5% and mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis (n = 7, 14.3%. Membranous nephropathy was diagnosed in four (8.2% and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis in two (4.1% specimens. Both post-infectious glomerulonephritis and advanced glomerulosclerosis were found in one specimen each. Among the lupus nephritis patients (n = 25, 88% of them were females (P <0.05 and lupus nephritis

  6. Alojamiento conjunto madre-hijo y lactancia humana exclusiva Joined mother-child hospital lodging and exclusive human lactation

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    SAMUEL FLORES-HUERTA

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Conocer la influencia del alojamiento conjunto (AC madre-hijo, en la frecuencia de lactancia humana exclusiva (LHE, desde el nacimiento hasta los cuatro meses de vida. Material y métodos. Estudio de cohortes no aleatorizado realizado en la clínica de lactancia del Hospital "Luis Castelazo Ayala", del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, de enero de 1993 a octubre de 1994, en el que participaron 178 binomios madre-hijo (BMH sanos con gestación de término. El grupo con alojamiento conjunto (AC se integró con 90 BMH, y la madre recibió asesoría para lactar; 88 se atendieron en forma separada, sin asesoría para lactar. Se realizó análisis estadístico de los datos para apreciar frecuencia y asociaciones de las variables. Resultados. La alimentación se registró como LHE, fórmula o ambas. Los grupos con y sin AC se estratificaron por la forma de nacimiento, parto o cesárea. Con X² de Mantel-Haenszel y de rango logarítmico se aceptaron diferencias con pObjective. To determine the influence of joined mother-child hospital lodging (JL on the frequency of exclusive human lactation (EHL from birth to four months of age. Material and methods. Non-randomized cohort study performed at the lactation clinic of the "Luis Castelazo Ayala" Hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute from January 1993 to October 1994 which included 178 healthy mother-child pairs (MCP with term pregnancy. The jointly lodged group (JL consisted of 90 MCP in which mothers received assessment for lactation; 88 MCP were lodged separately and no assessment was provided. Results were statistically analyzed to determine frequency and variable associations. Results. Feeding was recorded as either EHL, powdered milk or both. Groups with or without JL were stratified by form of birth, either labor or Cesarean section. With the Mantel-Haenszel X² and logarithmic range, differences were significant with p<0.05. During the study, global lactation was similar

  7. Abdomen agudo quirúrgico en pacientes infectados con el Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia

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    Franklin Martinez Yactayo

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar las características epidemiológicas y clínico quirúrgicas del abdomen agudo quirúrgico (AAQ en pacientes con diagnóstico de infección por el Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo de serie de casos en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia (HNCH durante el periodo 1997 - 2002. Resultados: Se incluyeron 23 pacientes: 19 varones y 4 mujeres; las manifestaciones clínicas fueron: dolor abdominal, signos de irritación peritoneal, fiebre, nauseas, ruidos hidroaéreos disminuidos y distensión abdominal. Los procedimientos quirúrgicos realizados fueron: resección intestinal (26.1%, apendicectomía (26.1%, biopsia de ganglios (21.74%, colecistectomía (17.4%, lisis de bridas y adherencias (4.35%, drenaje de absceso (4.35% y resección tumoral (4.35%. Se realizó estudio anatomopatológico en 82.61%. La morbilidad fue 56.5%, debidas a: neumonía (26.1%, infección de herida operatoria (21.74%, fístula enterocutánea de gasto alto (21.74%, fiebre (21.74%, dehiscencia de herida operatoria (13%, trastorno hidroelectrolítico (13%, diarrea persistente (8.7%, deshidratación moderada (8.7%, íleo paralítico (4.35% y, síndrome adherencial (4.35%. El 50% de resecciones intestinales por perforación intestinal presentaron fístulas enterocutáneas. La mortalidad post operatoria fue 21.74%. Conclusiones: El 1.82% de pacientes infectados por el VIH, atendidos en el HNCH presentaron AAQ. Los procedimientos quirúrgicos más frecuentes fueron: apendicectomía convencional y resección intestinal con anastomosis. El examen anatomopatológico mostró: bacilo de Koch, seguido de Citomegalovirus y linfoma no Hodgkin. En el 26.1% de los casos se realizaron intervenciones quirúrgicas (laparotomías innecesarias. Las complicaciones post operatorias más frecuentes fueron: neumonía (26.1%, infección de herida operatoria (21.74%, fístula enterocutánea de gasto alto (21.74% y

  8. Initiation of breastfeeding and prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge in urban, suburban and rural areas of Zhejiang China

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    Binns Colin W

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Rates of exclusive breastfeeding in China are relatively low and below national targets. The aim of this study was to document the factors that influence exclusive breastfeeding initiation in Zhejiang, PR China. Methods A cohort study of infant feeding practices was undertaken in Zhejiang Province, an eastern coastal region of China. A total of 1520 mothers who delivered in four hospitals located in city, suburb and rural areas during late 2004 to 2005 were enrolled in the study. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to explore factors related to exclusive breastfeeding initiation. Results On discharge from hospital, 50.3% of the mothers were exclusively breastfeeding their infants out of 96.9% of the mothers who had earlier initiated breastfeeding. Exclusive breastfeeding was positively related to vaginal birth, baby's first feed being breast milk, mother living in the suburbs or rural areas, younger age of mother, lower maternal education level and family income. Conclusion The exclusive breastfeeding rate in Zhejiang is only 50.3% on discharge and does not reach Chinese or international targets. A number of behaviours have been identified in the study that could be potentially incorporated into health promotion activities.

  9. Suburban development in Denmark

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    Bech-Danielsen, Claus

    2013-01-01

    In this paper I focus on current projects and activities aiming at renewal and revitalisation of Danish suburban areas. In the last five years several activities have been initiated in order to discuss possibilities and strategies for the future development of the suburban areas in Denmark. A Think...... Tank has published a report, books and political statements have pointing to the suburban areas as important focal points for future developments, and a number of architectural competitions have been launched. The paper is based on review of these acitivities. It is pointed out, that ‘cultural heritage...

  10. Cisticercose humana diagnosticada em hospital geral, São Paulo, SP (Brasil Human cysticercosis in a general hospital in S.Paulo, Brazil

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    Aluízio de Barros Barreto Machado

    1988-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado estudo retrospectivo de pacientes internados no Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (Brasil, no período de 7 anos (1979 a 1985, tendo sido diagnosticados 260 casos de cisticercose, correspondendo a 0,2% do total estudado. Os dados obtidos mostraram uma distribuição aproximadamente igual quanto ao sexo e o acometimento maior na faixa etária de 20 a 50 anos (53,8%. A neurocisticercose foi a forma mais freqüente e seu elevado percentual (91,5% foi atribuído às características da população estudada. Apesar do recente desenvolvimento da tecnologia diagnostica e terapêutica específicas, o tempo de permanência hospitalar médio foi de 35 dias e a letalidade média de 14,6%, apontando para a necessidade de medidas profiláticas através de programas de saúde pública.In this retrospective study of 126,968 in-patients at the Hospital das Clínicas of S. Paulo Medical School, S. Paulo, from 1979 to 1985, cysticercosis was diagnosed in 260 (0.2% of them Epidemiological data obtained from these 260 patients showed a dose distribution with regard to sex, and the age group from 20 to 50 years old was the most affected (53.8%. Neurocysticercosis was the most frequent and the high rate (91.5% was understood to be due to the characteristics of specific the patients studied. Despite the recent development of the diagnostic and therapeutic technology, the average length of hospitalization was 35 days and the rate of lethality 14.6%, pointing to the need for preventive measures on the part of public health programs.

  11. Musica Humana og musikterapi

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    Schou, Karin

    2005-01-01

    I pressen har Musica Humanas projekter på flere danske sygehuse jævnligt været omtalt i de seneste to år, særligt i forbindelse med udgivelsen af serien MusiCure’s foreløbig fire Cd’er. Ordet ’musikterapi’ er blevet anvendt til beskrivelse af disse projekters metode. I artiklen redegøres for defi......I pressen har Musica Humanas projekter på flere danske sygehuse jævnligt været omtalt i de seneste to år, særligt i forbindelse med udgivelsen af serien MusiCure’s foreløbig fire Cd’er. Ordet ’musikterapi’ er blevet anvendt til beskrivelse af disse projekters metode. I artiklen redegøres...... for definitioner af relevante niveauer af musikterapi i denne sammenhæng; Musica Humanas formål; MusiCure’s tilblivelse; baggrunden for og relevansen af en musikterapeuts tilstedeværelse i Musica Humana, samt hvilken rolle musikterapeuten kan spille i denne sammenhæng. Medlemmer af Musica Humanas styregruppe...... bidrager med udsagn om deres opfattelse af relevansen af en musikterapeut som ressourceperson i Musica Humana....

  12. Musica Humana og musikterapi

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    Schou, Karin

    2005-01-01

    I pressen har Musica Humanas projekter på flere danske sygehuse jævnligt været omtalt i de seneste to år, særligt i forbindelse med udgivelsen af serien MusiCure’s foreløbig fire Cd’er. Ordet ’musikterapi’ er blevet anvendt til beskrivelse af disse projekters metode. I artiklen redegøres for defi......I pressen har Musica Humanas projekter på flere danske sygehuse jævnligt været omtalt i de seneste to år, særligt i forbindelse med udgivelsen af serien MusiCure’s foreløbig fire Cd’er. Ordet ’musikterapi’ er blevet anvendt til beskrivelse af disse projekters metode. I artiklen redegøres...... for definitioner af relevante niveauer af musikterapi i denne sammenhæng; Musica Humanas formål; MusiCure’s tilblivelse; baggrunden for og relevansen af en musikterapeuts tilstedeværelse i Musica Humana, samt hvilken rolle musikterapeuten kan spille i denne sammenhæng. Medlemmer af Musica Humanas styregruppe...... bidrager med udsagn om deres opfattelse af relevansen af en musikterapeut som ressourceperson i Musica Humana....

  13. New Suburban Stories

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    Dines, M.; Vermeulen, T.J.V.

    2013-01-01

    Exploring fiction, film and art from across the USA, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia, New Suburban Stories brings together new research from leading international scholars to examine cultural representations of the suburbs, home to a rapidly increasing proportion of the world's population.

  14. Suburban poverty and the health care safety net.

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    Felland, Laurie E; Lauer, Johanna R; Cunningham, Peter J

    2009-07-01

    Although suburban poverty has increased in the past decade, the availability of health care services for low-income and uninsured people in the suburbs has not kept pace. According to a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) of five communities--Boston, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Miami and Seattle--low-income people living in suburban areas face significant challenges accessing care because of inadequate transportation, language barriers and lack of awareness of health care options. Low-income people often rely on suburban hospital emergency departments (EDs) and urban safety net hospitals and health centers. Some urban providers are feeling the strain of caring for increasing numbers of patients from both the city and the suburbs. Both urban and suburban providers are attempting to redirect patients to more appropriate care near where they live by expanding primary care capacity, improving access to specialists, reducing transportation challenges, and generating revenues to support safety net services. Efforts to improve safety net services in suburban areas are hampered by greater geographic dispersion of the suburban poor and jurisdictional issues in funding safety net services. To improve the suburban safety net, policy makers may want to consider flexible and targeted approaches to providing care, regional collaboration to share resources, and geographic pockets of need when allocating resources for community health centers and other safety net services and facilities.

  15. Perfil calórico do leite pasteurizado no banco de leite humano de um hospital escola Perfil calórico de la leche pasteurizada en el banco de leche humana de un hospital escuela en Londrina, Paraná, Brasil Caloric profile of pasteurized milk in the human milk bank at a university hospital

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    Priscila Santa de Moraes

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conhecer o perfil calórico e higiênico sanitário do leite humano do Banco de Leite Humano do Hospital Universitário de Londrina. MÉTODOS: Estudo quantitativo transversal do levantamento de dados obtidos de fontes secundárias de registros dos exames de teor calórico, avaliado pelo crematócrito, e da titulação de acidez pelo método de Dornic do leite humano, coletado pelo Banco de Leite Humano do Hospital Universitário de Londrina. RESULTADOS: Entre 2006 e 2009, foram analisadas 30.846 amostras de leite humano de doadoras de várias localidades, totalizando 5.869L de leite coletado e distribuído. Deste leite humano pasteurizado, 53,5% foi classificado como hipocalórico (menos que 580kcal/L, 36,4% como calórico e 8,3% como hipercalórico (maior que 711kcal/L. De acordo com as várias localidades de origem dos leites, o Banco de Leite Humano de Londrina foi o local onde se observou uma maior quantidade de doação nas três classificações. Ao exame da titulação de acidez Dornic do leite humano coletado, encontrou-se 60,8% com valores entre 4,1º e 8,0º Dornic. CONCLUSÕES: Grande parte do leite coletado é hipocalórica e está própria para o consumo em relação ao perfil higiênico sanitário. É preciso intensificar a coleta deste alimento para atender à demanda de leite hipercalórico para os recém-nascidos prematuros.OBJETIVO: Conocer el perfil calórico de la leche humana del Banco de Leche Humana del Hospital Universitario de Londrina y el perfil higiénico sanitario obtenido por el examen de titulación de acidez Dornic. MÉTODOS: Estudio cuantitativo transversal del inventario de datos obtenidos de fuentes secundarias de registros de los exámenes de tenor calórico, evaluado por el crematócrito, y de la titulación de acidez por el método de Dornic de la leche humana, recogida por el Banco de Leche Humana del Hospital Universitario de Londrina. RESULTADOS: Entre 2006 y 2009 fueron analizadas 30

  16. Human albumin use at hospitals in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Uso de albumina humana nos hospitais da Região Metropolitana do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Guacira Corrêa de Matos

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available The study analyzes the use of human albumin in hospitals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, using inpatient data from the information system of Brazil's health system between 1999 and 2001. Death was the main outcome as patients died in 32% of admissions in which human albumin was used as compared with 4% of all admissions in the same period and region. The Charlson Comorbidity Index was included for risk adjustment. Human albumin was used in 10,111 in-patients more than 1 year old. 87,774 50-ml bottles of 20% human albumin were consumed at a cost of US$ 1,755. The main diagnoses were neoplasms (29.1%, diseases of the digestive system (17.5% and circulatory system (16%. Death rate increased with age, public ownership of the hospital, clinical services (as opposed to surgical services, length of stay and use of intensive care. Death was associated with use of more than four bottles of human albumin (PR: 1.30; 99%CI: 1.23-1.37, adjusted for severity and speciality. The results are cause for concern as they may be related to poor compliance with guidelines, excess of risk to patients and unnecessary expenses for the public health system.O estudo analisou o uso da albumina humana em hospitais do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, utilizando os registros do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares do Sistema Único de Saúde (SIH/SUS, 1999 e 2001. Como 32% das internações resultaram em óbito, em comparação com 4% de óbito para todas as internações no mesmo período e região, este foi o desfecho principal do estudo. A albumina humana foi usada em 10.111 internações de maiores de um ano, que consumiram 87.774 frascos - 50mL a 20%, com gasto de US$ 1.755,00. Os principais diagnósticos foram neoplasias (29,1%, doenças do aparelho digestivo (17,5% e do aparelho circulatório (16%. Houve maior proporção de óbitos de pacientes mais idosos, que receberam mais doses de albumina humana, internados por mais tempo, em especialidades clínicas, em UTI, em hospitais p

  17. Vida humana y persona

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    Antonio Marlasca López

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo, más que un juego lingüístico de términos y expresiones, se tratara de enfatizar los términos vida humana y persona humana, como estos de la simple sinonimia en la conversación habitual, han sido trastocados en sofisticado instrumento jurídico, al concluir en Costa Rica la Sala Constitucional, por quien sabe que ciencia infusa, que el embrión recién fecundado ya es persona. Por tanto se enfatiza con fuerza el contrasentido de aseverar que el principio y el producto son lo mismo, entendiendo que la semilla es diferente al fruto, citando a Savater, cuando dijo que el que come un huevo no ha comido pollo. El embrión recién fecundado o pre-embrión, es principio, semilla, potencia, quizás un día sea persona, de ahí la conclusión de que no toda vida humana es persona humana.In this essay, more than a linguistic game of terms and expressions, we treat the meanings of human life and the human person, and how this simooms in the habitual language, have been to changed into a sophisticated judicial tool, by the conclusion of the Costa Rican Constitutional Court, who using a mysterious science, has said that once the ovule has been fecund, it is a human being. For that reason we emphasize the contra sense to sever that the beginning is the same than the product, understanding that the seed is different than the fruit, referring to Savater, when he said, when you eat an egg you are not eat chicken. The embryo recently fecund or pre-embryo is beginning, seed, potency, maybe one day it will be a human person, from there the conclusion that not all human life is a human person.

  18. SUBURBAN AREAS. ZONAS SUBURBANAS.

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    Diana Valencia Londoño

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: The suburban areas represent a category of use and appropriation of the soil that is particularly problematic in the Latin American context. The conflicts that tend to occur in this type of areas are given by the uncontrolled expansion of cities in a competition with the rural areas which deprives these from various environmental conditions and positive housing conditions. This article is the product of the research project “Methodology for the Intervention of Suburban Soils, Northern Aburra: A Case Study” in Medellin, Colombia, in order to disseminate core concepts that guide the study and generate academic exchange in this regard. Resumen: Las zonas suburbanas representan una categoría de uso y apropiación del suelo que es particularmente problemática en el contexto latinoamericano. Los conflictos que suelen verificarse en este tipo de zonas se dan por la expansión incontrolada de las ciudades en una competencia con las áreas rurales que priva a éstas de varias de sus condiciones ambientales y de habitabilidad positivas. El artículo es producto del proyecto de investigación “Metodología para la intervención de suelos suburbanos, caso de estudio Aburrá Norte” en Medellín, Colombia, con el fin de divulgar los conceptos de base que orientan el estudio y generar intercambio académico al respecto.

  19. PERSONA HUMANA Y PERSONALISMO

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    Elio Sgreccia

    2013-01-01

    En la primera parte del artículo se analiza la evolución histórico-filosófica del concepto de persona humana, desde la antigüedad hasta el pensamiento contemporáneo, enunciando las ideas más relevantes al respecto. En la segunda parte se realiza un análisis crítico de las posiciones reduccionistas o empiristas, en particular de las de Engelhardt y el utilitarismo, analizando algunas de sus consecuencias prácticas en bioética. El autor concluye enunciando lo que serían los principios fundament...

  20. La agresividad humana

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    Olimpia López Avendaño

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se comparan los planteamientos de Sigmund Freud, Herbert Marcusse y Erich Fromm en torno a la agresividad humana. Analizar esta temática en el contexto actual es relevante dado el incremento de acciones que conllevan gran dosis de violencia tanto en el plano físico, como en el psicológico y espiritual, así como la urgencia de plantear soluciones. La posición de los tres autores permite visualizar la pertinencia de explicaciones que tienden a asumirse en la vida cotidiana en torno a este fenómeno y, sobre todo, construir nuevas perspectivas que las relean, trasciendan y enriquezcan.

  1. PERSONA HUMANA Y PERSONALISMO

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    Elio Sgreccia

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En la primera parte del artículo se analiza la evolución histórico-filosófica del concepto de persona humana, desde la antigüedad hasta el pensamiento contemporáneo, enunciando las ideas más relevantes al respecto. En la segunda parte se realiza un análisis crítico de las posiciones reduccionistas o empiristas, en particular de las de Engelhardt y el utilitarismo, analizando algunas de sus consecuencias prácticas en bioética. El autor concluye enunciando lo que serían los principios fundamentales de la bioética personalista, su fundamentación ontológica, así como el posible desarrollo contemporáneo de la intuición inicial, enunciada por vez primera por Sgreccia en los ochenta.

  2. Albumina humana prescrita para casos de desnutrição em hospitais do Rio de Janeiro Human albumin prescribed for malnutrition in hospitals of Rio de Janeiro

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    Guacira Corrêa de Matos

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este estudo descreve e analisa a adequação da prescrição da AH, para reposição nutricional, nos hospitais da região metropolitana do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, e explora o uso do SIH/SUS para avaliar o perfil e a qualidade da prescrição de medicamentos. MÉTODOS: As informações foram extraídas do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares do Sistema Único de Saúde (SIH/SUS, entre 1999 e 2001. RESULTADOS: Houve registro de utilização de AH para reposição nutricional em 121 internações de maiores de um ano, nas quais a justificativa mais freqüente foi a desnutrição protéico-calórica (93%. O uso da AH foi classificado como inadequado em 91% dos casos. Em 51% dos casos ocorreu o óbito e a clínica médica foi responsável 87% das internações. A inadequação de prescrição esteve associada positivamente à duração da internação, com RP 1,14 (IC95% 1,01-1,28. O óbito mostrou associação positiva com a idade do paciente, com RP 1,72 (IC 95% 1,19-2,48. A ausência de parâmetros laboratoriais e a insuficiência de informações clínicas no banco limitaram a análise dos dados. O sub-registro no SIH das internações no âmbito do SUS foi outro importante fator limitante para o conhecimento do problema. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar das limitações, o estudo mostrou o elevado nível de inadequação de utilização da AH para reposição nutricional e as possibilidades de uso do banco do SIH/SUS na avaliação da qualidade da prescrição de medicamentos como a AH incluídos entre os procedimentos especiais.OBJECTIVE:This study describes and analyzes the adequacy of HA prescription, for nutritional replacement, in hospitals of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area and explores the use of SIH/SUS to evaluate the profile and quality of drug prescription. METHODS: The information was collected from the Hospital Information System of the "Sistema Único de Saúde" SIH/SUS from 1999 to 2001. RESULTS: The use of HA for nutritional

  3. LA FORMA HUMANA

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    GERMÁN ENRIQUE BELTRÁN

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Como pedagogos constituimos una gran organización  de sinceros aspirantes al poder que proviene del conocimiento,  y el conocimiento es el único poder que necesitamos.  Nos circundan por todos lados las más poderosas fuerzas,  podemos pensar que la dinámica es un poder maravilloso,  una fuerza de gran potencia, cuando se le deja libre,  pero este poder no es nada en comparación con la potencia  del poder y fuerza contenidos en el electrón invisible o átomo  de materia, si pudiéramos liberarlo con tal facilidad como  lo hacemos con la fuerza de la dinámica.  La fuerza llamada de gravitación no es más potente que la  fuerza que cualquier motor eléctrico halla sido capaz de  producir. La fuerza y poder que existe dentro del cuerpo  humano, llamada también vitalidad humana o magnetismo  es mucho mas grande y dinámica de lo que nos imaginamos.  Tenemos también el poder, la fuerza potente que se  manifiesta a través de la mente humana.

  4. La agresividad humana

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    López Avendaño, Olimpia

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se comparan los planteamientos de Sigmund Freud, Herbert Marcusse y Erich Fromm en torno a la agresividad humana. Analizar esta temática en el contexto actual es relevante dado el incremento de acciones que conllevan gran dosis de violencia tanto en el plano físico, como en el psicológico y espiritual, así como la urgencia de plantear soluciones. La posición de los tres autores permite visualizar la pertinencia de explicaciones que tienden a asumirse en la vida cotidiana en torno a este fenómeno y, sobre todo, construir nuevas perspectivas que las relean, trasciendan y enriquezcan. In this article the expositions regarding human aggressiveness by Sigmund Freud, Herbert Marcusse and Erich Fromm are compared. The relevance of this subject's analysis in the present context is due to the increase of actions that entail a great dose of violence in the physical, psychological and spiritual planes; and to the urgency of raising solutions. The three authors' position allows us to see how adequate are the explanations that tend to be assumed in everyday life; and above all allow us to build new perspectives that make a new interpretation of them, that extend and enrich them

  5. Suburban areas and urban life

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    Melgaard, Bente

    which forms of ‘urban life’ are suitable for the suburbs and discusses which urban life activities are resilient in the suburbs. What do the residents of respectively single-family housing areas and social housing areas want? Does the idea of vibrant urban qualities in suburban areas, that today...

  6. clonación humana

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    Aída María Ponce del Castillo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El incesante desarrollo de la ingeniería genética en el ámbito mundial genera profundos cuestionamientos éticos, legales y sociales por las consecuencias que estas investigaciones pueden tener tanto en los individuos en lo particular, como en el futuro de la especie humana en general. El experto en bioética Leon R. Kass ha realizado un profundo estudio de los alcances de esas experimentaciones, y particularmente con respecto a la clonación humana, advirtiendo situaciones complejas que no se deben pasar por alto. A lo largo de este trabajo examino el pensamiento de Leon Kass respecto a la clonación de seres humanos que, según nos refiere, despersonalizaría la reproducción humana, tendría influencia significativa sobre las generaciones futuras y, finalmente provocaría la degradación del hombre.

  7. Suburban areas and urban life

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    Melgaard, Bente

    Danish suburbs are facing major challenges trying to coping with demographic changes, with structural changes in retail businesses and especially with sustainability-related challenges that have to do with cutting back on energy consumption for heating and transportation. Also climate changes...... and counteracting the segregation of the suburbs into sharply socially-separated residential areas are major challenges. Therefore, in these years the post-war era’s suburban areas are being revitalized and the suburb urban life and urban qualities are concepts, which are often brought up in this context....... In this paper I will explore the concepts “suburb” and “urban life”. More than half of the Danish population live in suburban areas, and the majority of suburbs were built in a short and hectic period in the years from 1960 to 1975 and in conformity with the functionalist ideals that gave rise to a number...

  8. Gestión humana

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    Rafael Ignacio Pérez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo resume el trabajo que esta realizando el grupo PYMES de investigación de la EAN en Bogotá D.C., sobre el componente organizacional de gestión humana y cultura organizacional y como se traduce en competencias de nivel cuatro o de categoría mundial para PYMES que quieran crear escenarios de innovación en valor.

  9. La Pareja Humana

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    Alvaro Villar Gaviria

    2000-12-01

    hipotético auditorio. Al mismo tiempo se me abrieron las posibilidades de continuar y de terminar una carrera que -en su casi totalidad- resultó apasionante.

    Y aprendí no sólo cómo funcionamos los seres humanos, sino cómo y por qué -al menos en muchos casos- nos enfermamos. Y también, en otros tantos, cada vez en mayor medida, podemos tomar parte en la mejoría o en la curación. Mas luego -y no podía ser de otra manera- la misma curiosidad me condujo al intento muchos años sumergido en lo vano- de comprender cómo y por qué ocurren los hechos en esa abstracción convencional que llamamos la mente.

    La terrible experiencia frenocomial, matizada en buena hora, por la calidez de los colegas, por su humanismo resistente al influjo del entorno, me enseñó muchas cosas que luego he necesitado olvidar en la medida de lo posible, dentro de la bruma cómplice de la memoria.

    Una de ellas, que abandoné antes de dos décadas, fue en parte el trabajo individualista, el carácter lineal de las enseñanzas de la medicina, luego el incoherente de la psiquiatría tradicional, que vino a ser transformado por el entrenamiento en psicoanálisis. Todo -me enseñaron- ocurría dentro de la persona. Las condiciones ambientales del mismo Hospital –llamado con el denigrante nombre de Asilo- no importaban. Tampoco las referidas a la clase social, a las circunstancias de sus vidas y del lugar de su nacimiento, con sus peculiaridades.

    Un hecho fue trascendental, nunca imaginado antes: el análisis personal-doloroso, enriquecedor en grande cuantía- me abrió dos mundos nuevos: el mío propio y el de buena parte de otros seres humanos. La no vista dimensión, la social, me la procuró el difícil y largo estudio del marxismo. Tan largo, que creo no poder terminarlo nunca...

  10. Fraccionando la microbiota gastrointestinal humana

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    Peris Bondia, Francisco

    2012-01-01

    La microbiota gastrointestinal humana es una de las comunidades microbianas más diversa y compleja que se puede encontrar en la naturaleza. Las nuevas tecnologías de secuenciación permiten obtener una amplia visión de la diversidad microbiana, lo que ha revelado una gran cantidad de bacterias no cultivables. A pesar del potencial de estas tecnologías de alto rendimiento la metagenómica no muestra la imagen completa. La citometría de flujo es una metodología que permite describir y/o separa...

  11. Desarrollo local a escala humana

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    Romero Marques, Heitor

    2012-01-01

    El presente artículo tiene como objetivo aclarar algunos conceptos sobre desarrollo local a escala humana, a través una revisión bibliográfica. Para este propósito el trabajo está conformado de dos partes: conceptos sobre desarrollo local, y desarrollo local y su semántica. En la primera parte se aborda el desarrollo local en sentido etimológico, semántico, de espacio, de territorio, de comunidad, lugar y paisaje. En la segunda parte se presentan los supuestos y datos históricos, variaciones ...

  12. 南京市城郊结合部区级医院护士自主学习能力与评判性思维能力的相关性分析%Relationship between the self-learning ability and critical thinking ability of nurses in district hospitals in Nanjing suburban areas

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    陈贤; 王爱红; 夏大珍; 南兴建

    2015-01-01

    Objective To survey the current status of the self-learning ability and critical thinking ability of nurses in district hospitals in suburban areas and explore the relationship between them to supply grounds for nurse training programs. Methods By convenient sampling from April to June 2014, a total of 404 nurses from 4 district hospitals in suburban areas in Nanjing were investigated with the nurse self-learning ability rating scale and critical thinking disposition inventory in Chinese version (CTDI-CV). Results The total score of suburban nurse self-leaning ability was (122. 57 ± 18. 00) while that of critical thinking ability was (276. 03 ± 24. 43). The single factor analysis presented that nurses with different occupational title had different level of critical thinking with statistical significance (F=6. 788,P<0. 05). The influencing factors of nurse self-leaning ability and critical thinking ability included whether they involved research, whether they were nursing mainstay or manager. The self-leaning ability was positively correlated with the critical thinking ability by Pearson analysis ( r=0. 378,P<0. 01). Conclusions The self-leaning ability and critical thinking ability of nurses in the four hospitals in Nanjing are in the moderate level, and they have a positive interacted relationship. According to the influencing factors, nursing managers should take appropriate and effective measures to develop and improve nurses, both abilities.%目的:调查并分析南京市城郊结合部区级医院护士自主学习能力与评判性思维能力的现状以及两者之间的关系,为护理管理者培训提供参考依据。方法2014年4—7月采用便利抽样法选择南京市城郊结合部4所区级医院的404名护士,采用护理人员自主学习能力评价量表和中文版评判性思维能力测量表(CTDI-CV)进行问卷调查。结果城郊结合部区级医院护士自主学习能力总分为(122.57±18.00)分;评

  13. Seroprevalencia de la toxoplasmosis humana en Córdoba

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    Pérez-Rendón González, J.; Moreno Montañez, T.; Becerra Martell, C.; Martínez Cruz, Setefilla

    1992-01-01

    Se realiza un estudio sobre seroprevalencia de la toxoplasmosis humana en Córdoba, mediante inmunofluorescencia indirecta y hemaglutinación indirecta. La muestra encuestada se compone de 443 sueros, 356 personas supuestamente sanas (estudiantes fundamentalmente) y 87, consideradas de “alto riesgo” (enfermos del Hospital “Reina Sofía”). La positividad obtenida para el total de la muestra ha sido del 43,79 % con IFI y 53,50 % para HAI. Con respecto al sexo, la prevale...

  14. Landscape Architecture in Contemporary Danish Suburban Development

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    Roden, Tina Maria

    2013-01-01

    design, it is argued that the current discourse of landscape urbanism needs to define itself more clearly in relation to the Danish landscape architecture tradition and more actively consider amenity and aesthetics. Via the discourse of landscape urbanism, landscape architecture in Danish suburban...... it became a theory, landscape urbanism has been common practice in European design projects. This implies that the urban challenges have been in the centre of landscape thought and practice for so long that Danish landscape architecture already includes urbanism. In order to recover momentum in Danish urban...... the indeterminacy of the future. KEYWORDS: Suburban development, landscape urbanism, landscape architecture, sustainability...

  15. The Academic Achievement Gap: The Suburban Challenge. CSR Connection.

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    Alson, Allan

    Suburban schoolchildren of color, in the aggregate, do not perform as well as their white counterparts. In fact, the academic achievement gaps in many suburban communities are actually greater than those in urban school districts. This research brief looks at the achievement gap in suburban schools, offering preliminary answers to the following…

  16. Landscape Architecture in Contemporary Danish Suburban Development

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    Roden, Tina Maria

    2013-01-01

    projects of suburban residential development in Hillerød (Ullerødbyen) and Odense (Bellinge Fælled) by introducing yet unpublished interview material from conversations with the respective architects behind the projects: Stig L. Andersson (SLA) and Nina Jensen (Schønherr a/s). Facing today’s effort...

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    Department of Homeland Security — This database contains locations of Hospitals for 50 states and Washington D.C. , Puerto Rico and US territories. The dataset only includes hospital facilities and...

  18. Dirofilariose pulmonar humana: relato de sete casos

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    CAVALLAZZI RODRIGO SILVA; CAVALLAZZI ANTÔNIO CÉSAR; SOUZA IRENE VIEIRA; CARDOSO JOÃO JOSÉ DE DEUS

    2002-01-01

    Dirofilariose pulmonar humana é uma doença rara causada pelo parasita Dirofilaria immitis. Apresenta-se usualmente como um nódulo pulmonar solitário que mimetiza câncer de pulmão. Embora considerada uma doença clinicamente benigna, uma biópsia pulmonar excisional é quase sempre necessária para o diagnóstico. Relatam-se as características epidemiológicas, clínicas e radiológicas de sete casos de dirofilariose pulmonar humana em Florianópolis. De sete pacientes relatados, seis tiveram como acha...

  19. Reprodução Humana

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    José Eduardo De Siqueira

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Los avances producidos por los modernos métodos de control de la natalidad y de la fertilización humana asistida introdujeron en la reflexión ética nuevos valores como dignidad personal,autonomia y paternidad responsable. Loa antíguos preceptos de sumisión a la moralidad heterogénea de la Ley Natural fueronsustituidos por una ética de reflexión autónoma en los campos de la sexualidad y reproducción humana asistida.

  20. UNDERSTANDING VISITOR EXPERIENCES AND MOTIVATIONS IN SUBURBAN TAIPEI

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    Chiung-Tzu Lucetta TSAI

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This research is aimed to cultivate higher-qualified human resources within the tourism field and provide plaining and developing direction based on the understanding of tourism features in San-ying area. There is a growing research interest in understanding the individual consumer's preferences, as well as management approaches of experiences and therefore, it has explored the understanding of the many different facets of experiences in tourism and hispitality business in suburban Taipei in particular the impact of the Sanxia and Yingge area. There is an attempt to examine the service quality of tourist attractions, moreover, the perceptions and travel experiences of tourists who visit Sanxia and Yingge area. Tourism and hospitality business in Sanxia and Yingge area present culture images and this study has discussed how this has influenced tourists' experiences, motivation and consumer behavior during their visit.

  1. Epidemiología, seroinmunología y prevención de la infección por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana según estudio realizado en el Hospital Militar Gómez Ulla

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    Maldonado Sanz, José Ángel

    2012-01-01

    Tras estudio pormenorizado de la infección por vih en el hospital militar gomez ulla dependiente del ministerio de defensa se establecieron unos objetivos epidemiológicos y seroinmunologicos y preventivos, que después del tratamiento estadístico de los datos obtenidos del mencionado estudio, acepta las siguientes conclusiones: 1.- Perfil epidemiológico similar al de la sociedad civil; 2.- Baja incidencia y prevalencia en profesionales de las fas, se admite un nuevo supuesto de clasificación u...

  2. DEPENDIENTES Y RACIONALES: LA FAMILIA HUMANA

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    Alfredo Marcos Martínez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Son muchos los conceptos que condicionan la bioética, que pueden hacer que prospere o naufrague. Nos centramos aquí en dos de ellos, a saber, el concepto de dependencia, que funciona como necesario complemento del de autonomía, y el concepto de familia humana, que tal vez debería funcionar como sustituto en contextos morales del de especie humana. Ambos remiten en el fondo a otro concepto, de larga tradición filosófica, el de naturaleza humana, que ha vuelto al centro del debate en los últimos años. La modernidad puede ser caracterizada como una búsqueda de la autonomía. La autonomía en muchos sentidos es un objetivo justo y deseable. Sin embargo, el énfasis unilateral en la autonomía ha generado una antropología parcial. De ahí la importancia de pensar también una antropología de la dependencia que vincule a los miembros de la familia humana.

  3. Concepto integral de la persona humana

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    Giraldo Angel, Jorge

    2012-01-01

    EI concepto de la persona humana es de fundamental interés práctico. Se trata no del hombre en general o sea, considerado bajo el aspecto genérico-específico, sino de «este» hombre-individuo, concreto y singular. Por este aspecto, el hombre es una unidad individual psicosomática.

  4. OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS ON SUBURBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

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    T. M. Grigorovа

    2015-01-01

    The paper considers problems that permit to solve such issue as organization of  transport service for suburban population with due account of passenger transport fatigue which is considered as one of subconscious criteria for selection of a travel mode. Improvement of transportation process entails an increase in demand for such service. Demands predetermine transport supply and situation on the market depends on supply-and-demand balance.  The paper presents an analysis of approaches to the...

  5. Buenas prácticas de manufactura en Bancos de Leche Humana de la Red Nacional de Bancos de Leche Humana de Guatemala

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    Evany Guzmán

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo verificar el cumplimiento de las Buenas Prácticas de Manufactura (BPM en siete Bancos de Leche Humana (BLH de la Red Nacional, estableciendo las condiciones y recomendaciones de infraestructura, equipos, procesos, procedimientos y personal para el mejoramiento de los BLH con el fin de asegurar su adecuado funcionamiento. Se realizó una auditoría diagnóstica evaluando las condiciones de BPM en los BLH de la Red Nacional utilizando la ficha de inspección de BPM del Reglamento Técnico Centroamericano (RTCA 67.01.33:06. La información recolectada se analizó mediante estadística descriptiva calculando un valor sobre 100 puntos, con el fin de valorar las condiciones y realizar un informe donde se detallaron las deficiencias y recomendaciones para mejorar el sistema y garantizar leche humana inocua, que fue entregado a cada BLH evaluado. Los BLH del Hospital General San Juan de Dios (HGSJD y del Hospital Regional de Antigua Guatemala obtuvieron punteos que indica que poseen buenas condiciones y son aptas para procesar la leche humana; los BLH del Hospital Regional de Cobán y Puerto Barrios con regulares condiciones con correcciones para el proceso con riesgo de contaminación; los BLH de Santa Rosa y Totonicapán con condiciones ineficientes que urge corregir y el BLH de Zacapa obtuvo punteo que indica condiciones inaceptables que sugieren considerar el cierre. La mayoría de BLH posee deficiencias claras, sin embargo, son aptos para procesar la leche humana con resultados inocuos con excepción del BLH de Zacapa.

  6. Prevalência ambulatorial em um hospital geral de marcadores para hepatites B e C em pacientes com infecção pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana Ambulatorial prevalence of hepatitis B and C markers in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection in a general hospital

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    Cristiane Valle Tovo

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Os vírus das hepatites B (VHB e C (VHC e da imunodeficiência humana (HIV utilizam a mesma rota de transmissão, sendo a prevalência de VHB e VHC em pacientes infectados pelo HIV maior do que aquela encontrada na população em geral. OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência de marcadores para hepatites B e C em uma população de pacientes com HIV, bem como os fatores de risco envolvidos. PACIENTES E MÉTODOS: Dentre os 5 870 prontuários de pacientes com HIV em acompanhamento no Serviço de Infectologia do Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Porto Alegre, RS, foram aleatoriamente selecionados 587 prontuários. Destes, foram considerados para análise retrospectiva aqueles em que havia sido pesquisado algum marcador para hepatites B (HBsAg, anti-HBc ou anti-HBs ou C (anti-VHC, perfazendo o total de 343 pacientes. RESULTADOS: O HBsAg foi positivo em 14 de 306 (4,6% pacientes, anticorpo anti-HBs, em 40 de 154 (26,0% pacientes, e anti-HBc em 79 de 205 (38,5% pacientes. Dentre aqueles que realizaram anti-VHC, 126 de 330 (38,2% tinham-no positivo. Co-infecção por vírus B e C foi observada em 7 dentre os 296 pacientes que realizaram tanto o HBsAg, quanto o anti-VHC (2,4%. Dentre aqueles HBsAg positivos, a principal categoria de exposição foi o relacionamento homossexual masculino (50,0%. Dentre aqueles anti-VHC positivos, a principal categoria de exposição foi o uso de drogas ilícitas injetáveis (75,3%. Naqueles monoinfectados com HIV (185 pacientes, o fator de risco mais prevalente foi relacionamento heterossexual promíscuo ou com cônjuge infectado por HIV em 83 pacientes (44,9%. CONCLUSÃO: Em nosso meio, as co-infecções VHB-HIV e VHC-HIV são freqüentes, sendo observado maior impacto na associação do VHC com o HIV.BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B and C viruses and human immunodeficiency virus share the same route of transmission, and the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection in patients infected with HIV is greater than it is in the

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    Pattern of congenital orthopaedic malformations in an African teaching hospital ... malformation in this environment while congenital hip dislocation (CDH) is rare when .... malformations of radial dysplasia and other congenital malformations.

  8. Raiva humana no Brasil, 1992 - 2001

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    Francisco Anilton Alves Araujo

    2002-01-01

    O estudo caracteriza os aspectos epidemiológicos da raiva humana no Brasil, no período de 1992 a 2001 e visa avaliar tendências da enfermidade no país e contribuir para a proposição de medidas de controle. Para análise dos casos, foi utilizado o banco de dados do Sistema de Vigilância da Raiva Humana (VE6), e realizado estudo descritivo de 313 casos ocorridos no período de 1992 a 2001. Os resultados revelam a tendência de redução do número de casos ao longo do período estudado. O coeficiente ...

  9. Vida humana y luz de la palabra

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    Ruiz Ortiz, Fernando María

    2016-01-01

    La paraula de l´home, signe per excel·lència de la comunicació humana, ha estat considerada pels filòsofs des de l´anomenat “gir llingüístic” com allò que o és l´única realitat o bé constitueix un obstacle per accedir a l´èsser de les coses i manifestar la veritat. Pel contrari, en aquesta investigació es pretén estudiar sota la guia del pensament de Tomàs d´Aquino que la llum de la paraula és el fonament del perfeccionament de la vida humana en totes les seves dimensions i que el llenguatge ...

  10. GESTIÓN HUMANA: TENDENCIAS Y PERSPECTIVAS

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    JUAN GUILLERMO SALDARRIAGA RÍOS

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se hace referencia a las tendencias y las perspectivas de gestión humana que se imponen en el mundo en la actualidad y que, a su manera, pretenden optimizar la administración del personal de la organización y contribuir al desarrollo e incremento de la productividad y la competitividad. Mediante la realización de un Estado del Arte se logran determinar algunas de las tendencias más relevantes en la actualidad y se concluye que, cada vez con mayor fuerza, dichas tendencias se sustentan en discursos que pretenden "rescatar" al ser humano dentro de la organización, lo que no necesariamente se traduce en los procesos de gestión humana que se realizan en las organizaciones nacionales e internacionales.

  11. Myiasis gastrointestinal humana por Eristalis tenax

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    Kun Marcelo

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Son caracterizadas las myiasis registradas en Bariloche y establecidas las condiciones probables bajo las cuales se produjeron las infestaciones. Las larvas obtenidas a partir de heces de 2 pacientes fueron identificadas como Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphidae de acuerdo a las claves de Hartley (1961 y Organización Panamericana de la Salud (1962. Estos 2 casos de myiasis gastrointestinal humana constituyen los primeros registrados en Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina y sus características responden a las registradas para esta especie de Díptera en otras partes del mundo. La falta de control específico en el sistema domiciliario de suministro de agua ha sido la causa más probable de la infestación. Este registro extiende la distribución de E. tenax y de las myiasis gastrointestinales humanas en América del Sur hasta los 41º 03' S.

  12. Disfunción tiroidea relacionada a la progresión de la infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Prener, Paola Claudia

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo general: Estudiar los niveles de Tirotrofina, hormonas tiroideas y autoanticuerpos como indicadores de disfunción tiroidea en pacientes portadores del virus de inmunodeficiencia humana HIV/SIDA que se atienden en el Servicio de Infectología del Hospital San Juan de Dios de La Plata. Objetivos específicos: 1. Analizar las características demográficas y clínicas en pacientes portadores del virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (HIV) internados y ambulatorios...

  13. Ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica humana

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    José Rafael Rojas-Solano

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Las ehrliquiosis humanas son zoonosis emergentes transmitidas por varias especies de garrapatas e infectan gran cantidad de animales silvestres y domésticos. Reportamos el caso de un paciente con un cuadro clínico y hallazgos de laboratorio compatibles con una probable ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica severa. El paciente se trató con doxicilina y respondió adecuadamente. Fue egresado en buena condición.

  14. Some issues of passenger choice of suburban transport mode

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    Тetyana М. Grigorova

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article the passenger choice of transport mode for moving to suburban is discussed. The analysis of methods of Transport Management in suburban transportation showed that they did not fully take into account the effect of the transport process parameters on the passenger choice of transport mode for travel. The aim of research is to determine the value of the factors that influence passenger choice of suburban transport. The study was conducted on the basis of passenger survey on the factors affecting the choice of transport mode, and the importance of these factors. Kendall's coefficient of concordance its statistical significance were used to evaluate the consistency of expert opinion. The main factors for choosing the mode of suburban transport are identified. The identified factors can then be used in determining selection patterns of suburban transport mode.

  15. La conciencia humana y el emergentismo

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    Braun, Ricardo; Universidad de Lima (Perú)

    2011-01-01

    En este ensayo se exploran los conceptos de conciencia y emergentismo, además de otros conceptos asociados al problema del origen y estatus metafísico y epistemológico de la conciencia humana. Se defiende la idea de que de ser viable la tesis del emergentismo como explicación del origen y características de la conciencia, esta tendría que ser un emergentismo fuerte a diferencia de otras alternativas. La teoría emergentista de D. Chalmers es analizada por ser una posición bastante discutida en...

  16. Periodismo de Frontera y Dignidad Humana

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    Cetina Presuel, Rodrigo; Gutiérrez Atala, Fernando (ed.); Corredoira y Alfonso, Loreto

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    El presente libro explora cuál es el papel del Derecho y la Ética de la información en la protección de la dignidad humana, particularmente en relación con las actividades informativas que se dan en ámbitos transfronterizos, ya sea entre países colindantes o entre países y organizaciones que tienen influencia regional y en los asuntos internos de otros terceros países. Entre otros temas, el libro también mira hacia procesos de paz como el vivido en Colombia y por extensión analiza temas a...

  17. Metodologias multidimensionais em Ciências Humanas

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    Ruby Esther León Díaz

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Los cuestionamientos contemporáneos hechos a las ciencias humanas tienen como punto de partida la excesiva división disciplinar, aunada a la construcción de visiones deterministas y absolutas de la naturaleza, del ser humano, del espíritu, de las cosas, de las teorías y de los valores. El trabajo presentado por las docentes de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP apuntala sobre esos cuestionamientos desde la teoría de la complejidad del pensador judeo-francés Edgar Morin.

  18. Hidatidosis humana en el Perú

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    Luis Guerra Montero; María Ramírez Breña

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido conocer el estado de la hidatidosis humana, por la gran incidencia que presenta en nuestro país, principalmente en la región central andina. La recopilación de datos fue a partir de la revisión de fuentes primarias sobre epidemiología, el ciclo vital del parásito y del manejo del paciente afecto de Hidatidosis. Algunos hallazgos permiten afirmar que la hidatidosis es una enfermedad producida por el estado larval del cestodo Echinococcus del género Granulosu...

  19. OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS ON SUBURBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

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    T. M. Grigorovа

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper considers problems that permit to solve such issue as organization of  transport service for suburban population with due account of passenger transport fatigue which is considered as one of subconscious criteria for selection of a travel mode. Improvement of transportation process entails an increase in demand for such service. Demands predetermine transport supply and situation on the market depends on supply-and-demand balance.  The paper presents an analysis of approaches to the estimation of  parameters for a suburban transport system with due regard for influence of transport process parameters on the rate of passenger transport fatigue.  This rate is estimated through value of an index which demonstrates an activity of passenger’s regulatory systems while performing every element of motion process. Nonlinear regression equation has been used to describe changes in the activity index of the passenger’s regulatory systems when a passenger is taking a standing position in a passenger compartment of a suburban transport facility. In this case value of activity index of regulatory systems  before transportation, passenger age, transportation duration,   operation factor of transport  capacity and ratio of new bus cost to nominal capacity have been taken as variables for calculations.The paper proposes an index change model for assessment of passenger’s transport fatigue when a passenger has a standing position in a transport facility. The model has shown that an impact of the activity index of passenger’s regulatory systems before  making any elemental motion is rather pertinent because this index provides information on an initial condition of a person before executing any other elemental motion. The influence of the activity index of passenger’s regulatory systems before  making any elemental motion is considered as an important characteristic because it has an impact on passenger’s condition after executing

  20. Suburbanization and sustainability in metropolitan Moscow.

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    Mason, Robert J; Nigmatullina, Liliya

    2011-01-01

    Although Soviet-era urban-growth controls produced relatively sustainable metropolitan development patterns, low-density suburban sprawl has accelerated markedly in modern Russia. Distinctive features of Moscow's development history are its greenbelt, which dates from 1935 and is becoming increasingly fragmented, proliferation of satellite cities at the urban fringe, conversion of seasonal dachas into full-time residences, the very exclusive Rublevo Uspenskoe Highway development, and today's crippling traffic congestion. The recent economic crisis has slowed development and actually increased the supply of “economy-class” single-family homes, for which there is much pent-up desire but insufficient credit availability to meet the demand. A renewed commitment to sustainability's triple bottom line—environmental quality, equity, and economic prosperity—will require greater government transparency and fairness, stronger planning controls, and an expanded public transportation system.

  1. Suburbanization, estrogen contamination, and sex ratio in wild amphibian populations.

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    Lambert, Max R; Giller, Geoffrey S J; Barber, Larry B; Fitzgerald, Kevin C; Skelly, David K

    2015-09-22

    Research on endocrine disruption in frog populations, such as shifts in sex ratios and feminization of males, has predominantly focused on agricultural pesticides. Recent evidence suggests that suburban landscapes harbor amphibian populations exhibiting similar levels of endocrine disruption; however the endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) sources are unknown. Here, we show that sex ratios of metamorphosing frogs become increasingly female-dominated along a suburbanization gradient. We further show that suburban ponds are frequently contaminated by the classical estrogen estrone and a variety of EDCs produced by plants (phytoestrogens), and that the diversity of organic EDCs is correlated with the extent of developed land use and cultivated lawn and gardens around a pond. Our work also raises the possibility that trace-element contamination associated with human land use around suburban ponds may be contributing to the estrogenic load within suburban freshwaters and constitutes another source of estrogenic exposure for wildlife. These data suggest novel, unexplored pathways of EDC contamination in human-altered environments. In particular, we propose that vegetation changes associated with suburban neighborhoods (e.g., from forests to lawns and ornamental plants) increase the distribution of phytoestrogens in surface waters. The result of frog sex ratios varying as a function of human land use implicates a role for environmental modulation of sexual differentiation in amphibians, which are assumed to only have genetic sex determination. Overall, we show that endocrine disruption is widespread in suburban frog populations and that the causes are likely diverse.

  2. Dirofilariose pulmonar humana: relato de sete casos

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    CAVALLAZZI RODRIGO SILVA

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Dirofilariose pulmonar humana é uma doença rara causada pelo parasita Dirofilaria immitis. Apresenta-se usualmente como um nódulo pulmonar solitário que mimetiza câncer de pulmão. Embora considerada uma doença clinicamente benigna, uma biópsia pulmonar excisional é quase sempre necessária para o diagnóstico. Relatam-se as características epidemiológicas, clínicas e radiológicas de sete casos de dirofilariose pulmonar humana em Florianópolis. De sete pacientes relatados, seis tiveram como achado radiológico um nódulo pulmonar e foram submetidos à biópsia pulmonar excisional para o diagnóstico. Em um paciente, a imagem radiológica não estava disponível para revisão e, portanto, não foi descrita no trabalho; o diagnóstico foi estabelecido pela biópsia transbrônquica.

  3. Metafísica del alma humana

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    Guiu Andreu, Ignacio

    1991-01-01

    Con esta tesis me propongo una comprensión radical del alma humana en términos de ser. Un estudio del alma ut ens, ut habens esse. La composición real de esencia y ser es la clave que nos permite definir metafísicamente a todo ente finito y desentrañar así su estructura última y más profunda. Ahora bien, como la verdad se funda en el ser más que en la esencia, veritas fundatur in esse magis quam in quidditate (In I Sent., d. 19, q. 5, a. 1), la verdad del alma y, en consecuencia, la del hombr...

  4. Ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica humana

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    José Rafael Rojas-Solano

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Las ehrliquiosis humanas son zoonosis emergentes transmitidas por varias especies de garrapatas e infectan gran cantidad de animales silvestres y domésticos. Reportamos el caso de un paciente con un cuadro clínico y hallazgos de laboratorio compatibles con una probable ehrliquiosis granulocitotrópica severa. El paciente se trató con doxicilina y respondió adecuadamente. Fue egresado en buena condición.Human ehrlichiosis are emergent tick-borne zoonoses, affecting many wild and domestic mammals. We report the case of a patient with a clinical picture and laboratory findings compatible with severe granulocytic ehrlichiosis. The patient was treated with doxyciclin and did fine.

  5. Bongs and blunts: notes from a suburban marijuana subculture.

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    Kelly, Brian C

    2005-01-01

    Bongs and blunts constitute significant elements of marijuana consumption in the United States, especially among youth. The author draws upon ethnographic methods to provide rich descriptions of these practices amongst a network of suburban marijuana users. The author first provides a description of bong use in a suburban home prior to detailing the same youth network engaging in the process of rolling and smoking a blunt in a public environment. Ultimately, the author examines and contrasts these two features of American marijuana consumption.

  6. The Suburbanization of Disadvantage in Sydney: New Problems, New Policies

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    Randolph, Bill; Holloway, Darren

    2005-01-01

    Australian cities have undergone the same rapid suburbanization process as North American cities with very similar consequences. As the Australian economy transforms from manufacturing to services like all other leading Western nations, the suburbanization process is creating very large differences in the economic opportunity structure and the essential quality of life of many of Australia’s largest urban areas. This paper examines the economic and structural dimensions of Australia’s suburba...

  7. Libertad humana y presciencia divina en Boecio

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    Manuel Correia M.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, me propongo mostrar que la discusión de Boecio sobre la compatibilidad de la libertad humana y la praescientia divina (De consolatione philosophiae, Libro V es una elaborada doctrina que une elementos neoplatónicos y lógica aristotélica. Según argumento, la discusión está conectada a la preocupación anterior sobre este tema mantenida por los estoicos, y sus principales líneas de desarrollo van a influir en pensadores como Santo Tomás de Aquino, L. Valla y G.W. Leibniz. En lo esencial, la doctrina de Boecio dice que no es la sola razón humana lo que hace al hombre libre, sino su fin, que es Dios como ser eternamente presente a los procesos necesarios y contingentes del universo. Esto está supuesto en sus palabras finales sobre el poder de la oraciónIn this article, I attempt to show that Boethius' discussion on the compatibility between human freedom and praescientia divina (De consolatione philosophiae, Book V is a refined piece of doctrine combining Neoplatonic elements and Aristotelian logic. The discussion, I argue, is connected to the Stoic early concern on the topic and its main lines of development are to be influential in later thinkers as St. Th. Aquinas, L. Valla and G.W. Leibniz. Basically, Boethius' doctrine means that it is not only the human reason by itself what makes the man free, but also the end of reason, i.e., God, who is eternally present to necessary and contingent processes in the universe. This is suggested by his final words on the power of prayer

  8. Epidemiologia da raiva humana na Guanabara

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    Alfredo R. Matta B. da Silva

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    Full Text Available A raiva humana se mantém como problema de Saúde Pública, especialmente nas áreas urbanas, onde o cão atua como principal reservatório e fonte imediata de infecção. A deficiência de programas de controle de cães vadios, de imunização sistemática e de educação sanitária, contribui para a perpetuação da cadeia epidemiológioa. O presente estudo analisa todos os casos de raiva humana, observados em habitantes do Estado da Guanabara, no período 1965-1969, segundo as variáveis: idade, sexo, côr, variação estacional, período de incubação e de duração da fase clínica, fonte de infecção, local de mordedura e uso de vacina posterior à exposição. Os principais resultados foram: 1. A ravia na Guanabara, parece ser mais comum nos grupos etários mais jovens e nos homens. 2. Não se observou variação estacional. 3. O período de incubação mediano foi de 45 dias e de duração da fase clínica de 3 dias. 4. Ocorreu uma associação entre período de incubação menor e vacinação incompleta.

  9. Suburban development – a search for public domains in Danish suburban neighbourhoods

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    Melgaard, Bente; Bech-Danielsen, Claus

    , potentials for bridge-building across the enclaves of the suburb are looked for through a combined architectural-anthropological mapping of public spaces in a specific suburb in Denmark, the analyses being carried out in the light of Hajer & Reijndorp’s definition of public domains and the term exchange....... The results so far show that suburban spaces with a potential for creating bridge-building across the segregated enclaves do exist but that, among other things, focus on spatial design is needed before actual public domains creating the basis for exchange are achieved....

  10. 美国特工 Suburban

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    2008-01-01

    喜欢看美国警匪枪战片的话,强烈推荐《24小时》,里面经常会看见身着西装,带着耳麦,手拿 GLOCK 23的 FBI 从一辆高大威猛炫耀着美国精神的 SUV 里跳出来,人酷车也酷。车头闪闪发亮的金色十字车标告诉我们这是一辆雪佛兰的SUV。Suburban,对,这是它的名字,是郊外的意思,喜欢自驾游选它应该没错。但它为何成为了 FBI 的专用车辆,甚至连美国总统的车队也是由它组成的,或许是因为它强壮的身材和富有杀气的前脸,能起到威慑不法分子的作用吧。

  11. Fertilização in vitro com ciclos programados de baixo custo - avaliação de resultados iniciais de um centro de reprodução humana de hospital de ensino In vitro fertilization with low-cost programmed cycles - first outcome in a teaching hospital

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    Nelson Antunes Júnior

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: avaliação dos resultados iniciais de fertilização in vitro (FIV em instituição universitária, empregando ciclos programados de baixo custo. MÉTODOS: entre maio e dezembro de 2002, foram iniciados 66 ciclos programados de FIV, utilizando acetato de noretisterona, citrato de clomifeno e gonadotrofina coriônica humana (hCG. A punção folicular guiada por ultra-sonografia foi realizada 34 a 36 horas após a administração de hCG e a transferência, 48 horas após a punção. A gestação foi considerada clínica após visualização de batimentos cardíacos à ultra-sonografia transvaginal. RESULTADOS: a taxa de cancelamento foi de 21,2%. Em média, 2,8 folículos e 1,7 oócitos foram obtidos por punção. Em 79,6% dos ciclos puncionados recuperaram-se oócitos, que foram fertilizados em 69% dos casos. O número de embriões por transferência foi de 1,5. Houve algum grau de dificuldade em 10,2% das punções e 32,4% das transferências realizadas. A taxa de gestação obtida foi de 10,8% por transferência, entretanto, o custo com medicação por embrião transferido foi de apenas R$ 96,00. CONCLUSÃO: evidenciam-se as dificuldades de iniciar um programa de FIV em instituição de ensino, sem fins lucrativos e voltada à população carente. Com a prática, a taxa cumulativa de gravidez tende a ser semelhante às dos centros de referência, porém com custo e incidência de complicações significativamente inferiores.PURPOSE: to evaluate the first in vitro fertilization results at a medical university using low-cost programmed cycles. METHODS: from May to December 2002, 66 programmed cycles of in vitro fertilization were carried out using norethisterone acetate, clomiphene citrate and human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG. The ovarian follicle aspiration was guided by ultrasonography, 34 to 36 h after the administration of hCG, and the embryo transfer, 48 h after puncturing. The diagnosis of clinical pregnancy was defined when a

  12. Adiaspiromicose pulmonar humana Human pulmonary adiaspiromycosis

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    Lina Gomes dos Santos

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available A adiaspiromicose é uma doença fúngica sistêmica que acomete usualmente roedores e raramente atinge o homem. É causada pelo fungo Emmonsia crescens e ocorre após a inalação da forma contagiante (conídios. Embora estas formas não se multipliquem nem se disseminem no organismo humano, induzem uma reação inflamatória crônica granulomatosa de padrão miliar que pode levar a falência respiratória e morte. Apresentamos aqui um caso de adiaspiromicose pulmonar humana em paciente imunocompetente que exibia infiltrado intersticial pulmonar difuso ao exame de imagem e fora diagnosticado mediante biópsia pulmonar.Adiaspiromycosis is a systemic fungal disease that usually affects rodents and rarely infects humans. It is caused by the fungus Emmonsia crescens and occurs after inhalation of its contagious form (conidia. Although these forms neither multiply nor spread in the human body, they cause a chronic granulomatous inflammatory reaction of miliary pattern, which may lead to respiratory failure and death. In this study we present a case of human pulmonary adiaspiromycosis in an immunocompetent patient that showed a diffuse pulmonary interstitial infiltrate diagnosed by pulmonary biopsy.

  13. DE NUEVO SOBRE LA DIGNIDAD HUMANA

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    Antonio-Carlos Pereira-Menaut

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    Full Text Available De la Segunda Guerra Mundial en adelante, la dignidad humana es recogida en muchas constituciones, declaraciones de derechos y tratados internacionales. Esto no significa que sea un concepto nuevo, pues su significado puede rastrearse sin dificultad en la tradición judeo-cristiana y, mucho más tarde, en la influyente comprensión kantiana; y tampoco significa que no haya tenido relación con el Derecho antes de 1945. Por otro lado, las nuevas tendencias filosóficas y antropológicas así como la politización del hombre, junto con los avances de la técnica, explican su presencia cada vez mayor en el Derecho. Sin embargo, la inclusión de la dignidad en los textos jurídicos no es capaz de agotar su significado —ni aunque los textos sean los constitucionales—, y el hecho de que los jueces la aleguen no significa que la empleen realmente como criterio para su decisión, como puede verse al estudiar algunas sentencias relevantes.

  14. Sun exposure patterns of urban, suburban, and rural children

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    Bodekær, Mette; Petersen, Bibi; Philipsen, Peter Alshede

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Sun exposure is the main etiology of skin cancer. Differences in skin cancer incidence have been observed between rural and urban populations. OBJECTIVES: As sun exposure begins in childhood, we examined summer UVR exposure doses and sun behavior in children resident in urban, suburban......, and rural areas. METHODS: Personal, electronic UVR dosimeters and sun behavior diaries were used during a summer (3.5 months) by 150 children (4-19 years of age) resident in urban, suburban, and rural areas. RESULTS: On school/kindergarten days rural children spent more time outdoors and received higher UVR...... doses than urban and suburban children (rural: median 2.3 h per day, median 0.9 SED per day, urban: median 1.3 h per day, median 0.3 SED per day, suburban: median 1.5 h per day, median 0.4 SED per day) (p ≤ 0.007). Urban and suburban children exhibited a more intermittent sun exposure pattern than rural...

  15. Restoring hydrologic function in urban landscapes with suburban subsoiling

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    Schwartz, Stuart S.; Smith, Brennan

    2016-12-01

    Dramatic persistent hydrologic changes accompany urban land development, most commonly attributed to increased impervious area and drainage infrastructure. Modern land development and mass grading practices also result in the routine development of urban landscapes with highly disturbed compacted soil profiles. The common predictable result is an urban pervious landscape with greatly diminished infiltration capacity in greenspace that might best be described as grass growing in a thin veneer of topsoil on compacted fill. This paper describes the use of soil decompaction and amendment to restore hydrologic function following the removal of an impervious asphalt playground at a public school in Baltimore, MD, USA. The combination of soil decompaction with deep ripping and compost amendment is referred to as suburban subsoiling, alluding to the adaptation of agricultural subsoiling practices to restore hydrologic function in disturbed compacted urban soils. In this field-scale comparison with standard grading and landscaping practices, suburban subsoiling supported the highest infiltration rates, with the densest turf cover, highest soil organic matter and root zone soil moisture, and the lowest soil bulk density. As a sustainable alternative to traditional grading and topsoiling practices, suburban subsoiling offers a proverbial win-win solution, providing superior landscaping and restored hydrologic services with lower life-cycle costs. Though significantly different than current grading and landscaping practices, suburban subsoiling can be readily integrated in modern land development with only minor incremental changes in standard practices. Suburban subsoiling can transform the built environment through superior sustainable landscaping that restores the hydrologic function of urban pervious landscapes.

  16. Perfil populacional de pacientes com distúrbios da comunicação humana decorrentes de lesão cerebral, assistidos em hospital terciário Populational profile of patients with human communication disorders after brain injury, assisted in a tertiary hospital

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    Thais Rodrigues Talarico

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: caracterizar a população de pacientes com lesão neurológica, queixa e presença de distúrbio da comunicação, assistidos num Hospital Terciário. Os objetivos específicos foram: verificar a prevalência de cada tipo de transtorno de fala e/ou de linguagem, da etiologia neurológica e a origem dos encaminhamentos em relação ao total de pacientes. MÉTODO: Trata-se de um estudo retrospectivo, em que foram analisados todos os prontuários dos pacientes atendidos em 5 anos (2002 a 2006, no Núcleo de Investigação e Intervenção Fonoaudiológica em Neuropsicolingüística do Departamento de Fonoaudiologia da Universidade Federal de São Paulo,. RESULTADOS: o estudo revelou 244 casos atendidos entre 2002 e 2006. Quanto à caracterização da amostra encontramos: quanto ao sexo, 56% eram homens; quanto à idade, 44,3% encontraram-se entre 41- 64 anos; quanto à escolaridade, 39,8% dos pacientes apresentaram 1 a 4 anos de escolaridade; quanto aos encaminhamentos para o atendimento no setor 35,7% eram procedentes do ambulatório de Neurologia da UNIFESP; quanto à etiologia da lesão, 69,3% foram diagnosticados com Acidente Vascular Cerebral (AVC. Sobre o diagnóstico fonoaudiológico, 56,1% foram diagnosticados com Afasia em relação à linguagem e 33% com Disartria em relação à fala. CONCLUSÃO: a afasia foi o transtorno de linguagem mais prevalente; o mesmo ocorreu com a disartria em relação à fala; o AVC foi a etiologia neurológica predominante; em relação ao número geral de casos avaliado verificou-se que 50% do grupo atendido estavam em programas de reabilitação; a maioria dos pacientes foram encaminhados pelo serviço de Neurologia do Hospital São Paulo - UNIFESP.PURPOSE: to characterize the population of patients with neurological lesion with communication disorders, assisted by a Tertiary Hospital. Specific objectives0 to check the prevalence of each type of speech and / or language disorder, neurological

  17. Is immigrant neighborhood inequality less pronounced in suburban areas?

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    Farrell, Chad R; Firebaugh, Glenn

    2016-05-01

    We investigate suburbanization and neighborhood inequality among 14 immigrant groups using census tract data from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey. Immigrant neighborhood inequality is defined here as the degree to which immigrants reside in neighborhoods that are poorer than the neighborhoods in which native whites reside. Using city and suburb Gini coefficients which reflect the distributions of groups across neighborhoods with varying poverty rates, we find that the immigrant-white gap is attenuated in the suburbs. This finding applies to most of the nativity groups and remains after accounting for metropolitan context, the segregation of poverty, and group-specific segregation levels, poverty rates, and acculturation characteristics. Despite reduced neighborhood inequality in the suburbs, large group differences persist. A few immigrant groups achieve residential parity or better vis-à-vis suburban whites while others experience high levels of neighborhood inequality and receive marginal residential returns on suburban location.

  18. Optimization Model for Headway of a Suburban Bus Route

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    Xiaohong Jiang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Due to relatively low passenger demand, headways of suburban bus route are usually longer than those of urban bus route. Actually it is also difficult to balance the benefits between passengers and operators, subject to the service standards from the government. Hence the headway of a suburban bus route is usually determined on the empirical experience of transport planners. To cope with this problem, this paper proposes an optimization model for designing the headways of suburban bus routes by minimizing the operating and user costs. The user costs take into account both the waiting time cost and the crowding cost. The feasibility and validity of the proposed model are shown by applying it to the Route 206 in Jiangning district, Nanjing city of China. Weightages of passengers’ cost and operating cost are further discussed, considering different passenger flows. It is found that the headway and objective function are affected by the weightages largely.

  19. Comparing sleep disorders in urban and suburban adolescents

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    Nur'aini Nur'aini

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Background Sleep disturbances commonly occur in adolescents. Socioeconomic levels, lifestyle, and urban or suburban environments influence the sleep patterns of adolescents. The modernization process in urban environments is marked by the development of information technology media, and the lack of parental monitoring potentially influencing adolescent sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances may affect children's physical growth, as well as their emotional, cognitive, and social development. Objective To assess for sleep disorders in urban and suburban adolescents, and to determine the factors that influence the prevalence of sleep disturbances. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted on 12 to 15-year-old junior high school students in urban (n=350 and suburban (n=350 environments in the city of Medan, North Sumatera. The study was undertaken from May to June 2010 using the Sleep Disorders Scale for Children (SDSC, a set of questionnaires. The SDSC was filled out by parents based on what they remembered about their children's sleep patterns in the prior 6 months. Results In the urban group, there were 133 (38.0% subjects with sleep disturbances, 182 (52.0% were borderline, and 35 (10.0% were normal. In the suburban group, there were 132 (37.7% subjects with sleep disturbances, 180 (51.4% were borderline, and 38 (10.9% were normal. The most influential factors for sleep disturbances in urban and suburban youth were environmental noise (P=0.001 and consuming beverages that contain caffeine (P=0.001. There were three types of sleep disorders that significantly found more in urban adolescents: disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep, disorders of excessive somnolence, and sleep hyperhidrosis. Conclusion The prevalence of sleep disturbances do not differ between urban and suburban adolescents. Howevet; there are significant differences in the types of sleep disorders experienced. The most influential factors on sleep disturbance in both

  20. Comparing sleep disorders in urban and suburban adolescents

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    Nur’aini

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Background Sleep disturbances commonly occur in adolescents. Socioeconomic levels, lifestyle, and urban or suburban environments influence the sleep patterns of adolescents. The modernization process in urban environments is marked by the development of information technology media, and the lack of parental monitoring potentially influencing adolescent sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances may affect children’s physical growth, as well as their emotional, cognitive, and social development. Objective To assess for sleep disorders in urban and suburban adolescents, and to determine the factors that influence the prevalence of sleep disturbances. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted on 12 to 15-year-old junior high school students in urban (n=350 and suburban (n=350 environments in the city of Medan, North Sumatera. The study was undertaken from May to June 2010 using the Sleep Disorders Scale for Children (SDSC, a set of questionnaires. The SDSC was filled out by parents based on what they remembered about their children’s sleep patterns in the prior 6 months. Results In the urban group, there were 133 (38.0% subjects with sleep disturbances, 182 (52.0% were borderline, and 35 (10.0% were normal. In the suburban group, there were 132 (37.7% subjects with sleep disturbances, 180 (51.4% were borderline, and 38 (10.9% were normal. The most influential factors for sleep disturbances in urban and suburban youth were environmental noise (P=0.001 and consuming beverages that contain caffeine (P=0.001. There were three types of sleep disorders that significantly found more in urban adolescents: disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep, disorders of excessive somnolence, and sleep hyperhidrosis. Conclusion The prevalence of sleep disturbances do not differ between urban and suburban adolescents. However, there are significant differences in the types of sleep disorders experienced. The most influential factors on sleep disturbance in

  1. Alojamiento conjunto madre-hijo y lactancia humana exclusiva

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    FLORES-HUERTA SAMUEL

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Conocer la influencia del alojamiento conjunto (AC madre-hijo, en la frecuencia de lactancia humana exclusiva (LHE, desde el nacimiento hasta los cuatro meses de vida. Material y métodos. Estudio de cohortes no aleatorizado realizado en la clínica de lactancia del Hospital "Luis Castelazo Ayala", del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, de enero de 1993 a octubre de 1994, en el que participaron 178 binomios madre-hijo (BMH sanos con gestación de término. El grupo con alojamiento conjunto (AC se integró con 90 BMH, y la madre recibió asesoría para lactar; 88 se atendieron en forma separada, sin asesoría para lactar. Se realizó análisis estadístico de los datos para apreciar frecuencia y asociaciones de las variables. Resultados. La alimentación se registró como LHE, fórmula o ambas. Los grupos con y sin AC se estratificaron por la forma de nacimiento, parto o cesárea. Con X² de Mantel-Haenszel y de rango logarítmico se aceptaron diferencias con p< 0.05. Durante el estudio la lactancia global fue semejante entre los grupos. En el primer mes la LHE fue mayor en el grupo con AC, 61 vs 42%, independientemente de la forma de nacimiento (p< 0.05. El AC fue la única variable que influyó para que se diera LHE. Conclusiones. El AC madre-hijo favorece la LHE en el primer mes posnacimiento.

  2. MCMC with Strings and Branes: The Suburban Algorithm

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    Heckman, Jonathan J; Vigoda, Ben

    2016-01-01

    Motivated by the physics of strings and branes, we introduce a general suite of Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) "suburban samplers" (i.e., spread out Metropolis). The suburban algorithm involves an ensemble of statistical agents connected together by a random network. Performance of the collective in reaching a fast and accurate inference depends primarily on the average number of nearest neighbor connections. Increasing the average number of neighbors above zero initially leads to an increase in performance, though there is a critical connectivity with effective dimension d_eff ~ 1, above which "groupthink" takes over, and the performance of the sampler declines.

  3. Pollution characteristics of the rivers in suburban Shanghai

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    YAOChunxia; CHENZhenlou; XUShiyuan; LILing; WANGLi; LINShanshan

    2005-01-01

    Forty middle and small rivers in three towns of Fengjing, Songjiang and Zhujiajiao of suburban Shanghai were chosen as sampling sites for water quality research. Measurement results of DO, CODCr, TP, TN and so on show that the rivers are under heavy eutropic conditions, which are several times greater than the critical values of the worst level (Type V) of water. Water pollution situation has different temporal and spatial characteristics. Non-point pollution, such as village domestic sewage, farmland runoff, livestock feces, has become the primary source of pollution of the middle and small rivers in suburban Shanghai.

  4. Adiaspiromicose humana. Relato de um caso tratado com cetoconazol

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    Ricardo Luiz M. Martins

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available É descrito um caso de adiaspiromicose humana, da forma pulmonar disseminada, no qual se empregou o cetoconazol. O paciente, oriundo de Goianésia, GO, referia tosse produtiva, dispnéia e emagrecimento. Doente há dois meses, já fizera uso do esquema tríplice tuberculostático, devido a um radiograma do tórax ter acusado lesões sugestivas de tuberculose miliar. Esse tratamento não surtiu o efeito esperado, pelo que foi ele submetido a uma biópsia pulmonar a céu aberto. A medida permitiu o reconhecimento da natureza fúngica da doença. Passou-se, então, ao emprego do cetoconazol, quando o processo já completara três meses de evolução. Dois meses depois, foi o paciente novamente visto, para controle do tratamento: todas as manifestações respiratórias haviam cessado e um novo radiograma mostrou regressão completa das alterações pulmonares. Apesar disso, é discutida a eficácia do cetoconazol contra C. parvum var crescens, tendo-se em conta o fato de o microrganismo não se reproduzir no hospedeiro.A case of human disseminated pulmonary adiaspiromycosis is reported. The patient, from Goianesia, GO, was admitted to the Brasilia University Hospital, in November 1992, with wet cough, dyspnea and weight loss3/4manifestations that had appeared two months before. Prior to admission, he had been treated for a suspected miliary tuberculosis, because a chest roentgenogram had shown a diffuse reticulonodular infiltrate in both lungs. This therapy brought no improvement to the patient status. An open chest biopsy was then performed, and the microscopic examination of the lung tissue revealed the fungal nature of the disease. Ketoconazole, 400mg/day, was started and the patient discharged from the hospital. He was seen again two months later: the respiratory manifestations had disappeared and a new chest roentgenogram showed complete resolution of the pulmonary lesions. The usefulness of ketoconazole is, however, questioned, since, as there

  5. Teoria organizacional para la gerencia humana como factor de desarrollo a escala humana

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    Gregoria Polo de Lobatón

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Hoy, se debate en los países subdesarrollados y hasta en desarrollo caso América Latina el estancamiento económico rodeado de un mar de pobreza y exclusión social, en contrario, los paísesdesarrollados a partir de la crisis de 1929 muestran su crecimiento a partir de modelos de desarrollo económico como sustento teórico del pensamiento administrativo captado para las prácticas gerenciales; resultó útil identificar los aportes de la teoría del desarrollo como fundamentación de las teorías organizacionales y su incidencia en las prácticas gerenciales como factor de desarrollo. Metodológicamente la investigación se orientó en el enfoque cualitativo para el análisis fenomenológico de los datos encontrados en revisiones documentales. Los resultados determinaron que las prácticas gerenciales se fundamentan en teorías organizacionales clásicas y contemporáneas centradas en principios de eficiencia y productividad. A partir de las teorías contemporáneas un dinamismo con enfoques sociales y ambientales, su fundamento la escuela humana con los pensadores: Weber, Elton Mayo, reformistas y otros pensadores, que tenidas en cuenta para las prácticas gerenciales centradas en la suficiencia manifiestan interés por el acercamiento al desarrollo a escala humana.Palabras clave: Teorías organizacionales; paradigma de Gerencia Humana; Desarrollo a escala humana.Organizational theory for human management as a development factor to human scale AbstractToday, there are discussions in underdeveloped countries and even in developing ones, Latin American case, the economic halt surrounded by a sea of poverty and social exclusion, in contrast, developed countries starting from the crisis of 1929 show their growth from economic development models as a theoretical backup of the management thinking captured for management practices; proved useful to identify the contributions of development theory as the foundation of organizational theories and

  6. TRANSEXUALIDADE E DIGNIDADE DA PESSOA HUMANA

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    Edwirges Elaine Rodrigues

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo resume-se a uma investigação sobre a transsexualidade ou disforia de gênero, em que o indivíduo não se identifica com o sexo que lhe foi imposto, mas sim, com o  gênero oposto ao seu. Os indivíduos transexuais enfrentam inúmeros preconceitos e dificuldades ao longo de suas vidas, podendo-se afirmar que para alcançar sua completude, o transexual necessita reconhecer-se como titular do sexo oposto em todos os sentidos, médico (adequação do sexo biológico ao sexo psicológico, social (inclusão social deste indivíduo, para que seja aceito pela sociedade e jurídico (perante a lei. No Brasil, não existe legislação específica a respeito da transsexualidade, assim, a regulamentação da cirurgia de transgenitalização é responsabilidade do Conselho Federal de Medicina, e após o árduo procedimento de transgenitalização, o transexual poderá obter a retificação do seu nome e sexo no registro civil, através de requerimento judicial. De maneira inovadora, alguns Tribunais, de acordo com o princípio da dignidade humana, têm concedido tais modificações antes mesmo da cirurgia de redesignação sexual, entretanto, este entendimento não está pacificado, o que acarreta grande injustiça e sofrimento a estas pessoas. Assim, busca-se demonstrar de maneira cristalina, a necessidade de legislação específica,  a fim de facilitar o acesso dos transexuais, tanto à cirurgia de transgenitalização, quanto às retificações de nome e sexo no assento civil. 

  7. Hidatidosis humana en el Perú

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    Luis Guerra Montero

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido conocer el estado de la hidatidosis humana, por la gran incidencia que presenta en nuestro país, principalmente en la región central andina. La recopilación de datos fue a partir de la revisión de fuentes primarias sobre epidemiología, el ciclo vital del parásito y del manejo del paciente afecto de Hidatidosis. Algunos hallazgos permiten afirmar que la hidatidosis es una enfermedad producida por el estado larval del cestodo Echinococcus del género Granulosus, de alta prevalencia en nuestro país y más en la región central andina, esto se debe principalmente a la costumbre de convivir con perros y ganado ovino así como también a la falta de educación y concientización de la población. Los estudios serológicos como Elisa IgG y Wester Blot por su mayor sensibilidad y especificidad son las pruebas de primera línea para confirmar el diagnóstico. Dependiendo del tamaño, las características del quiste hidatídico y su localización se decide el tratamiento. La hidatidosis es una enfermedad producida por el cestodo Echinococcus Granulosus de alta prevalencia en el Perú y más aún en la región central andina (Cerro de Pasco, Junín, Huancavelica, tiene un lento crecimiento dentro de los órganos humanos pudiendo ser asintomáticos hasta la edad adulta, los órganos más afectados son el hígado y el pulmón donde son diagnosticados por sus antecedentes epidemiológicos, clínica sugestiva (dolor abdominal, vómica estudios de imagen principalmente ecografía abdominal, radiografía de tórax y exámenes de laboratorio como el Elisa IgG y Wester Blot.

  8. Immigrant Acculturation in Suburban Schools Serving the New Latino Diaspora

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    Lowenhaupt, Rebecca

    2016-01-01

    Recent immigration patterns have led to widespread growth in school enrollments of Spanish-speakers in nontraditional immigrant destinations in many parts of the United States. This paper explores the ways in which suburban school districts respond to this demographic shift, with a focus on how schooling impacts the acculturation experiences of…

  9. Integrated Rolling Stock Planning for Suburban Passenger Trains

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    Thorlacius, Per

    used, the result being the loss of optimality. The talk will present a new, integrated rolling stock planning model in which the many requirements are handled all at the same time. Preliminary results from DSB S-tog, the suburban train operator of the City of Copenhagen will also be presented....

  10. Reciprocal Borrowing Patterns in the North Suburban Library System.

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    During a 5-day period in 1990, a total of 1,401 reciprocal borrowers in the North Suburban Library System (NSLS) received questionnaires asking about their choice of library and other aspects of borrowing behavior to provide data on the reciprocal borrowing characteristics and patterns within the system. This survey was designed to identify the…

  11. Suburban Development - in Search of the Language of the Suburbs

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    Melgaard, Bente

    Several Danish suburbs are facing major challenges that endeavour to cope with (among other factors) counteracting the segregation of suburbs into socially sharply separated residential areas. Therefore, these years see the post-war era’s suburban areas being revitalized and urban life, urban...... to open up the discussion and the cultural mind- set related to the development of the Danish suburb....

  12. Suburban fragmentation versus mobilities : is suburbanism opposed to urbanism ?

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    Eric Charmes

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available The suburban way of life is tending towards a rejection of tangible confrontation with otherness so that other people – should they be different – become politically invisible. This is at any rate what the critical literature surmises about the growing desire of suburbanites to live amongst their own and sometimes even behind the safe and reassuring walls of gated communities. However appealing this analysis might be, it seems nonetheless rather partial. Suburban populations are increasingly mobile and their everyday horizon is less and less reduced to the immediate perimeter of the neighbourhood. Indeed, how can one interpret the social specialization of residential areas as a sign of “enclavism” when all the statistics available indicate that mobility has become a constitutive factor of people’s way of life and the neighbourhood has all but lost its existential weight?Based on exploratory work, this paper aims to deconstruct the criticism articulated around the opposition of “suburbanism” and “urbanism” by emphasising the effects of the various forms of mobility and showing that they complement the proliferation of homogeneous neighbourhoods. In order to achieve this goal, the paper analyses the culture of people living at the periphery of two large French cities (Paris and Lyon. The arguments given are based both on the existing literature and on research the author carried out in France (Charmes, 2005.As a result of the analysis conducted, it becomes apparent that the increase in mobilities and the social homogenisation of neighbourhoods can be linked in other ways than the one suggested by the critical literature. On the one hand, contemporary residential areas are not as neutral and sterile as they appear to be. Relationships between neighbours and interactions with people from the surroundings constitute at least an embryonic experience of otherness. Residential areas can therefore be conceived as “transition spaces

  13. DIGNIDAD HUMANA, DIVERSIDAD CULTURAL Y CALIDAD DE VIDA

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    Édgar Antonio López López

    2009-01-01

    En este artículo, se propone la calidad de vida como una expresión concreta de la dignidad humana que permite superar el relativismo en la discusión bioética sobre la diversidad cultural y los límites de una concepción universalista de los derechos humanos. Después de hacer referencia al proceso mediante el cual las nociones cristianas de dignidad humana y de derecho natural fueron secularizadas, se hace examen de la conservadora crítica culturalista de Lee Kwan yew y de la crítica comunitari...

  14. Illusory Liberalism in "Atlas de Geografía Humana"

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    Ryan, Lorraine

    2014-01-01

    "Atlas de Geografía Humana" constitutes a critique of the much vaunted notion of a progressive Spain that has rectified the gender inequalities of the Francoist era, as one of the highly educated and successful protagonists, Fran, unwittingly adopts her mother's alignment with patriarchal norms. This novel elucidates the incompatibility…

  15. Fenomenología y esencia procesual humana

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    Fernández Beites, Pilar

    2008-01-01

    Esta ponencia ofrece el esbozo de una posible “ontología fenomenológica de la persona”. El punto de partida es la aceptación del reto existencialista que exige contar con el carácter procesual o dinámico de la vida humana. Pero lo que se defien

  16. Capital humano y capacidad humana Human capital and human capacity

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    Sen Amartya Kumar

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    Full Text Available En este articulo se examinan las relaciones y diferencias entre el concepto de 'capital humano' y el concepto de 'capacidad humana'. El concepto de capital humano es mas limitado puesto que solo concibe las cualidades humanas en su relación con el crecimiento económico mientras que el concepto de capacidades da énfasis a la expansión de libertad humana para vivir el tipo de vida que la gente considera valedera. Cuando se adopta esa visión mas amplia, el proceso de desarrollo no puede verse simplemente como un incremento del PIB sino como la expansión de la capacidad humana para llevar una vida mas libre y mas digna.In this article the relationships and the differences between the concept of 'human capital' and the concept of 'human capability' are examined. The concept of human capital is more limited since it only conceives human qualities in relation to economic growth, whereas the concept of capabili ties puts emphasis on the expansion of human freedom to live the kind of life that people judge valuable. Whenthis broader vision is adopted, the process of development cannot be seen as simply an increase in the GNP, but rather as the expansion of the human capability to live a more free and worthy life.

  17. MCMC with Strings and Branes: The Suburban Algorithm (Extended Version)

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    Heckman, Jonathan J; Vigoda, Ben

    2016-01-01

    Motivated by the physics of strings and branes, we develop a class of Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms involving extended objects. Starting from a collection of parallel Metropolis-Hastings (MH) samplers, we place them on an auxiliary grid, and couple them together via nearest neighbor interactions. This leads to a class of "suburban samplers" (i.e., spread out Metropolis). Coupling the samplers in this way modifies the mixing rate and speed of convergence for the Markov chain, and can in many cases allow a sampler to more easily overcome free energy barriers in a target distribution. We test these general theoretical considerations by performing several numerical experiments. For suburban samplers with a fluctuating grid topology, performance is strongly correlated with the average number of neighbors. Increasing the average number of neighbors above zero initially leads to an increase in performance, though there is a critical connectivity with effective dimension d_eff ~ 1, above which "groupthin...

  18. Small Wind Technology Diffusion in Suburban Areas of Sicily

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    Simona Culotta

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Among renewable energy resources, wind energy became more attractive in the last decade. Wind farm installations dramatically increased in areas where climatic conditions, topography, and environment have allowed their development. The installation of wind turbines, usually carried out in remote areas, recently began to cover areas identified by a complex terrain such as urban and suburban zones. Although these new plant choices are characterized by lower productivity, there is increasing interest in wind energy production in both urban and suburban areas. In this work the authors have carried out an energy analysis developed from a sample of small wind turbines available on the market. This study shows how variable the energy production of a small wind turbine can be according to many design and context parameters: wind profiles, installation height, land use, and characteristics of the turbine.

  19. Condi(aÇão Humana e Liberdade

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    Joelma Lúcia Vieira Pires

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO:O objeto de estudo deste artigo é a condição humana. Qual a possibilidade de existência da condição humana fundamentada na liberdade? O objetivo é relacionar esfera pública, política, liberdade e condição humana. A elaboração teórica considerou obras de Etienne de La Boétie, Hannah Arendt, Cornelius Castoriadis, entre outros. Na atualidade, ocorre a supressão da condição humana, pois a esfera pública tem a ingerência da esfera privada, predominando a razão instrumental e a lógica do mercado, e o homem é afastado da vida política. Por isso, a nossa ação política pela liberdade é fundamental para a problematização do processo de banalização do mal e da servidão voluntária. A coragem é uma virtude indispensável à ação política, é necessária para nos libertarmos da dominação e do servilismo da vida privada e conquistarmos a vida política. A centralidade da ação política do homem é a sua condição de ser atuante para a reafirmação da esfera pública, do mundo da pluralidade, humano e comum. Todavia, a condição humana fundamentada na liberdade implica a superação da atividade e do pensamento pragmáticos e fragmentários da vida cotidiana e a constituição da praxis na dimensão humano-genérica consciente.

  20. Safety modeling of suburban arterials in Shanghai, China.

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    Wang, Xuesong; Song, Yang; Yu, Rongjie; Schultz, Grant G

    2014-09-01

    As urbanization accelerates in Shanghai, land continues to develop along suburban arterials which results in more access points along the roadways and more congested suburban arterials; all these changes have led to deterioration in traffic safety. In-depth safety analysis is needed to understand the relationship between roadway geometric design, access features, traffic characteristics, and safety. This study examined 161 road segments (each between two adjacent signalized intersections) of eight suburban arterials in Shanghai. Information on signal spacing, geometric design, access features, traffic characteristics, and surrounding area types were collected. The effect of these factors on total crash occurrence was investigated. To account for the hierarchical data structure, hierarchical Bayesian models were developed for total crashes. To identify diverse effects on different crash injury severity, the total crashes were separated into minor injury and severe injury crashes. Bivariate hierarchical Bayesian models were developed for minor injury and severe injury to account for the correlation among different severity levels. The modeling results show that the density of signal spacing along arterials has a significant influence on minor injury, severe injury, and total crash frequencies. The non-uniform signal spacing has a significant impact on the occurrence of minor injury crashes. At the segment-level, higher frequencies of minor injury, severe injury, and total crashes tend to occur for the segments with curves, those with a higher density of access points, those with a higher percentage of heavy vehicles, and those in inner suburban areas. This study is useful for applications such as related engineering safety improvements and making access management policy.

  1. Russian Specifics of Dacha Suburbanization Process: Case Study of the Moscow Region

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    Aleksandr Valer’evich Rusanov

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Topical issues related to the planning of urban agglomerations development include registration and analysis of changes in suburban areas in the process of socio-economic development. It is manifest, among other things, in urbanization, which in relation to larger cities is replaced by suburbanization. Suburbanization process has been developing to the greatest extent in North America and Western Europe. Scientific research confirms that the majority of large urban agglomerations are in the stage of suburbanization. The pace of suburbanization in the world is different – the authorities of individual countries, regions or cities often take measures to limit or simplify it: they reconstruct central cities, set limits to the construction in peripheral areas, etc. In Russia, the process of suburbanization started to develop rapidly only after the socio-economic transformation of the 1990s that led to the emergence of the free market of housing and land. The aim of the present work is to determine the specifics of suburbanization in Russia on the example of the Moscow Region. Suburbanization in Russia is mainly seasonal; therefore, the paper examines suburbanization specific for Russia and related to the distribution of population and its economic activities in the organized summer house settlements in suburban areas, i.e. in dachas. A kind of this activity popular in Russia is gardening and vegetable and fruit farming in the settlements located on specially designated lands. The paper examines the factors determining suburbanization in the Moscow Region, and demonstrates the influence of these factors taking two key areas as examples. Scientific novelty of the work consists in the fact that it clarifies the content of suburbanization factors as applied to the Moscow Region; in addition, it considers the development of dacha-related suburbanization, highlights its characteristics on the example of the Moscow Region, examines current distribution

  2. An Analysis of Suburban Agricultural Land Allocation System and Sustainable Development Strategy-Taking Kaifeng Suburban as an example

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    QIN Ming-zhou; ZHAO Shu-mao

    2001-01-01

    Based on the system theory, this paper discusses the structure and efficiency of agricultural land use in Kaifeng Suburban. Such present problems as benefit deviation from resource allocation,distinguished unemployment and four kinds of contribution of urban agriculture land use are revealed. Then,in the view of sustainable development, some resolution measures to the problems are advanced out. These suggestions include farmland protection, ecological agriculture, sustainable land use and input decrease of synthetic matter.

  3. ALIMENTAÇÃO DE CRIANÇAS NASCIDAS EXPOSTAS AO VÍRUS DA IMUNODEFICIÊNCIA HUMANA

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    Julyana Gomes Freitas; Gilmara Holanda da Cunha; Larissa de Araújo Lemos; Léa Maria Moura Barroso; Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão

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    El objetivo fue caracterizar aspectos de la alimentación de niños nacidos expuestos al Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana. Estudio transversal realizado en un hospital de referencia para enfermedades infecciosas en Fortaleza-Ceará, entre enero y junio de 2010. La muestra fue de 62 madres que proporcionaron información sobre 64 niños nacidos expuestos al virus. En la consulta de enfermería fue utilizada la Escala de Evaluación de Capacidad del Cuidar de Niños Expuestos al Virus de Inmunodeficie...

  4. vida humana: cuestiones de método

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    Antonio Pardo Caballos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Para el estudio ético de las intervenciones sobre el comienzo de la vida humana es decisivo conocer cuándo comienza ésta exactamente. Para conseguir este resultado, es necesario combinar conocimientos fi losófi cos sobre la vida y observaciones empíricas de los primeros momentos del desarrollo. A partir de ellos, se puederealizar un razonamiento que permite mostrar que la fecundación establece el momento de aparición de una nueva vida humana. Las refl exiones estrictamente científi cas, y las que basan su razonamiento solamente en aspectos genéticos del comienzo de la vida, son reduccionistas y no pueden determinar propiamente el comienzo de la vida.

  5. Voz humana sem amarras: abordagem a partir de Wolfsohn

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    Marambio, Denisse Elena Iturra

    2013-01-01

    Alfred Wolfsohn (1896-1962), alemão, pesquisador da expressão humana por meio da voz. Participou, como soldado, da primeira guerra mundial, o que lhe causou uma neurose de guerra: ponto de partida da formulação de suas ideias sobre a voz humana, principalmente em relação às condições orgânico-funcionais em associação às dimensões emocionais e afetivas da produção e preparação vocal. Wolfsohn desenvolveu uma detalhada proposta de preparação vocal de cantores e atores, embora ...

  6. Gestión humana: tendencias y perspectivas

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    Juan Guillermo Saldarriaga Ríos

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se hace referencia a las tendencias y las perspectivas de gestión humana que se imponen en el mundo en la actualidad y que, a su manera, pretenden optimizar la administración del personal de la organización y contribuir al desarrollo e incremento de la productividad y la competitividad. Mediante la realización de un Estado del Arte se logran determinar algunas de las tendencias más relevantes en la actualidad y se concluye que, cada vez con mayor fuerza, dichas tendencias se sustentan en discursos que pretenden “rescatar” al ser humano dentro de la organización, lo que no necesariamente se traduce en los procesos de gestión humana que se realizan en las organizaciones nacionales e internacionales.

  7. Naturaleza humana y política en Denis Diderot

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    Pablo Scotto Benito

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se propone relacionar la concepción que Diderot tiene del ser humano con sus ideas políticas. A pesar de que no se pueda hallar en la obra del “filósofo” un tratado sistemático en el que el estudio de la naturaleza humana sirva como fundamentación de un determinado sistema político, la epistemología empirista y el monismo materialista diderotianos, con la consecuente revalorización de las pasiones corporales, conducen a una moral y una política universalistas, acordes con la naturaleza humana y centradas en la felicidad de los individuos.

  8. Mitos y tabúes en la sexualidad humana

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    Ignacio González Labrador

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizan consideraciones muy generales sobre el origen de los géneros y cómo esta formación favorece la presencia de mitos y tabúes en la expresión de la sexualidad de la pareja humana.Very general considerations are presented on the origin of genders and how this formation has favored myths and taboos in the expression of the human couple's sexuality.

  9. Relaciones Públicas y Relaciones Humanas: Conceptos y Zonas de Contacto

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    Guerrero Portales, Rudy

    2015-01-01

    Como primer antecedente podemos seiialar que Relaciones Humanas considera al hombre como ser-personal y Relaciones Publicas estudia al hombre en su caracter de ser social. En esencia, ambas disciplinas analizan y procuran explicar la conducta del hombre en su naturaleza individual y social, y como unidad comun, ambas utilizan fuentes, mensajes, medios, puhlicos y efcctos. Pero sigamos examinando la autonomia y dependencia de cada una de estas areas.

  10. A busca da transdisciplinaridade nas ciências humanas

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    Aloísio Krohling

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca elaborar uma retrospectiva histórica das raízes epistemológicas do pensamento moderno, passando pelo Iluminismo e todas as correntes teóricas, seguidoras da mesma fonte metodológica e epistemológica do SABER INSTRUMENTAL, o que se refletiu nas várias áreas do saber do campo das Ciências Humanas, com o objetivo de mostrar a importância da busca da transdisciplinaridade e da interdisciplinaridade nas Ciências Humanas, com o resgate do paradigma do Múltiplo. A busca da transdisciplinaridade será o fio da meada no sentido de voltar ao MÚLTIPLO heraclitiano e resgatar o “Pantha Rei” das mudanças e contradições da História e da cultura ocidentais. Questiona o atomismo e a fragmentação disciplinar da maioria dos cursos de graduação na área de Ciências Humanas, mormente na Educação, e de modo exacerbado no curso de Direito, com as suas dezenas de disciplinas atomizadas e fragmentadas e sem um fio condutor. É proposta a busca da transdisciplinaridade para o resgate da Metodologia Dialética e da Filosofia da Educação e Filosofia do Direito como as duas grandes alavancas para uma visão e prática holísticas nos Cursos de Educação e Direito bem como na área das Ciências Humanas.

  11. En torno a la realidad humana en Xavier Zubiri

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    Espinoza Lolas, Ricardo

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This article inquires into the nature of human reality and its connection to the concept of person in the philosophy of Xavier Zubiri(1898-1983. The methodology of the analysis consists in reviewing the nature of human reality through the prism of noology, i.e., the final period of this author’s work, in order to introduce man from its always incarnate, prominently physical, dimension of human reality. This allows individual development and the historical and social display of the human being from a physical perspective to be represented.Este artículo indaga acerca del carácter de la realidad humana y su relación al concepto de persona en el pensamiento de Xavier Zubiri (1898-1983. La metodología de análisis consiste en revisar el carácter de la realidad humana desde la noología, esto es, la última etapa de la obra del autor, a fin de presentar al hombre desde su dimensión eminentemente física y siempre encarnada de la realidad humana, permitiendo repensar desde una perspectiva física el desarrollo individual, así como también, el despliegue social e histórico del ser humano.

  12. GEOGRAFÍA HUMANA Y GEOMÁTICA

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    Silvana Levi

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La geografía humana y la geomática son disciplinas quehan recorrido un camino paralelo en la que a partir de ladécada de 1990, sus especialistas han tratado de acercarsecon miras a la resolución de problemas de índoleespacial. En este trabajo se plantea la relación históricade la geomática con la geografía humana, se le enmarcateóricamente en los estudios de análisis espacial, paradespués ahondar en el diálogo que se ha establecido entreambas disciplinas, y con ello responder a los cuestionamientosde ¿qué se ha hecho por establecer puentesentre ambas? y ¿cómo pueden beneficiarse la una dela otra? Para responder a estas preguntas se analiza eldebate que se dio en la década de los noventa entre losespecialistas en sistemas de información geográfica ycartografía digital para posteriormente, a partir de finalesde los 1990s, las propuestas que se hicieron desde lageografía, que con un enfoque teórico y en un intento pordiscutir el papel del espacio-tiempo en la geografía físicay la humana, y que tocó de manera relevante la relaciónde la geografía con la geomática.

  13. La tarea hermenéutica de las ciencias humanas

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    Rafael Ávila Penagos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo el autor sustenta la importancia y pertinencia de la tradición hermenéutica para todos los investigadores de las ciencias humanas. Dos casos paradigmáticos sirven para abrir y cerrar el texto. En ellos se muestra, de manera contundente, el impacto de las actividades hermenéuticas sobre la configuración de nuevos sentidos, el cambio en las maneras de mirar y el acceso a nuevas formas de vida en el universo social. En el intermedio, el autor describe el progresivo distanciamiento de las ciencias humanas respecto al paradigma positivista. Se detiene en la conceptualización de cuatro categorías fundamentales de la actividad hermenéutica: la comprensión, la explicación, la interpretación y la traducción. Sostiene que la traducción del comprender es la tarea complementaria de la comprensión del comprender, e incorpora la propuesta de Paul Ricoeur para una nueva comprensión de la explicación en este ámbito. Finalmente, argumenta que la autocomprensión y la autovaloración de las ciencias humanas dependen de su capacidad reflexiva para considerar sus teorías y sus prácticas como textos susceptibles de autoexamen.

  14. DIGNIDAD HUMANA, DIVERSIDAD CULTURAL Y CALIDAD DE VIDA

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    Édgar Antonio López López

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, se propone la calidad de vida como una expresión concreta de la dignidad humana que permite superar el relativismo en la discusión bioética sobre la diversidad cultural y los límites de una concepción universalista de los derechos humanos. Después de hacer referencia al proceso mediante el cual las nociones cristianas de dignidad humana y de derecho natural fueron secularizadas, se hace examen de la conservadora crítica culturalista de Lee Kwan yew y de la crítica comunitarista de Charles Taylor a la concepción universal de los derechos humanos. A partir de las respuestas de Thomas Pogge y de Amartya Sen a dichas críticas, fi nalmente se establece la relación que hay entre libertad, calidad de vida y capacidades humanas en la teoría de Sen.

  15. A formação humana em debate

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    Sandra Soares Della Fonte

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda a questão da formação humana a partir do conflito entre formulações educacionais pós-críticas e críticas. De modo mais preciso, problematiza a perspectiva de formação humana das teorizações educacionais pós-críticas, ao mesmo tempo em que sinaliza um possível caminho a ser explorado e desenvolvido pela pedagogia histórico-crítica no enfrentamento das limitações que lhe são impostas. Conclui que a compreensão de omnilateralidade em Marx pode contribuir para inspirar formulações pedagógicas críticas na consolidação de uma concepção humana que supere, de um lado, tendências racionalistas ou cognitivistas e, de outro, perspectivas estetizantes.

  16. Integrated Rolling Stock Planning for Suburban Passenger Trains

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    Thorlacius, Per

    A central issue for operators of passenger trains is providing sufficient number of seats while minimising operating costs. This process must be conducted taking a large number of practical, railway oriented requirements into account. Because of this complexity, a stepwise solution was previously...... used, the result being the loss of optimality. The talk will present a new, integrated rolling stock planning model in which the many requirements are handled all at the same time. Preliminary results from DSB S-tog, the suburban train operator of the City of Copenhagen will also be presented....

  17. Pseudo natural colour aerial imagery for urban and suburban mapping

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    Knudsen, Thomas

    2005-01-01

    Due to their near-infrared data channel, digital airborne four-channel imagers provide a potentially good discrimination between vegetation and human-made materials, which is very useful in automated mapping. Due to their red, green and blue data channels, they also provide natural colour images......, which are very useful in traditional (manual) mapping. In this paper, an algorithm is described which provides an approximation to the spectral capabilities of the four-channel imagers by using a colour-infrared aerial photo as input. The algorithm is tailored to urban/suburban surroundings, where...

  18. Improving Urban Watershed Health Through Suburban Infill Design and Development

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    Up to 75 percent of new construction between 2000 and 2030 may â be redirected inward or into more compact, mixed-use suburban developments (Nelson, 2004). If this assertion is even nearly true, and if the goals of the Clean Water Act are to be met in the next generation of American cities, then we must find feasible and effective ways of improving urban watershed health using retrofit and infill development as a primary means. The aim of this study is to evaluate the patterns and approache...

  19. Improving Urban Watershed Health Through Suburban Infill Design and Development

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    Franklin, Joshua C.

    2011-01-01

    Up to 75 percent of new construction between 2000 and 2030 may â be redirected inward or into more compact, mixed-use suburban developments (Nelson, 2004). If this assertion is even nearly true, and if the goals of the Clean Water Act are to be met in the next generation of American cities, then we must find feasible and effective ways of improving urban watershed health using retrofit and infill development as a primary means. The aim of this study is to evaluate the patterns and approache...

  20. Clinicopathological analysis of histological variants of ameloblastoma in a suburban Nigerian population

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    Adebiyi, Kehinde E; Ugboko, Vincent I; Omoniyi-Esan, Ganiat O; Ndukwe, Kizito C; Oginni, Fadekemi O

    2006-01-01

    Background This study was carried out to establish the relative incidence and provide clinico-pathologic information on the various histological types of ameloblastoma seen at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital complex, Ile-Ife in order to provide a baseline data which will be of significance to the pathologist and clinician. Methods Clinico-pathologic data on a total of 77 histologically diagnosed cases of ameloblastoma archieved at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife over a 15 year period were obtained and analysed descriptively. Results Follicular ameloblastoma was the most common histological type (50 cases, 64.9%), followed by plexiform ameloblastoma (10 cases, 13.0%). 4 (5.2%) cases of desmoplastic and 3 (3.9%) cases of acanthomatous ameloblastoma were seen while the basal cell variant accounted for 2 (2.6%) cases. Only 1 case of the unicystic type was seen. Some of the 77 cases presented as a mixture of two or more histological types. Ameloblastoma occurred over an age range of 11 to 70 years with a peak age incidence in the 3rd decade. Conclusion This study provides a baseline data on variants of ameloblastoma as obtained in a suburban Nigerian population. Since variants of ameloblastoma differ in biologic behaviour, the data collected in this study provides clinicopathologic information which is of significance to the pathologist and clinician. PMID:17125498

  1. Clinicopathological analysis of histological variants of ameloblastoma in a suburban Nigerian population

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    Ndukwe Kizito C

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This study was carried out to establish the relative incidence and provide clinico-pathologic information on the various histological types of ameloblastoma seen at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital complex, Ile-Ife in order to provide a baseline data which will be of significance to the pathologist and clinician. Methods Clinico-pathologic data on a total of 77 histologically diagnosed cases of ameloblastoma archieved at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife over a 15 year period were obtained and analysed descriptively. Results Follicular ameloblastoma was the most common histological type (50 cases, 64.9%, followed by plexiform ameloblastoma (10 cases, 13.0%. 4 (5.2% cases of desmoplastic and 3 (3.9% cases of acanthomatous ameloblastoma were seen while the basal cell variant accounted for 2 (2.6% cases. Only 1 case of the unicystic type was seen. Some of the 77 cases presented as a mixture of two or more histological types. Ameloblastoma occurred over an age range of 11 to 70 years with a peak age incidence in the 3rd decade. Conclusion This study provides a baseline data on variants of ameloblastoma as obtained in a suburban Nigerian population. Since variants of ameloblastoma differ in biologic behaviour, the data collected in this study provides clinicopathologic information which is of significance to the pathologist and clinician.

  2. Mapeamento de internações hospitalares por problemas respiratórios e possíveis associações à exposição humana aos produtos da queima da palha de cana-de-açúcar no estado de São Paulo Mapping of hospitalizations due to respiratory problems and possible associations to human exposure to burnt sugar-cane straw products in the state of São Paulo

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    Fábio Silva Lopes

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O uso de Sistemas de Informações Geográficas em pesquisas na área de saúde pública é cada vez maior, devido às possibilidades de comparação de dados dispostos em tabelas e mapas através de sua sobreposição. Tal sobreposição possibilita uma nova leitura dos dados associados à dimensão do espaço. Os programas SIG são ideais para pesquisas em geografia da saúde. Em estudos ecológicos de causa/efeito, envolvendo variáveis ambientais e os efeitos deletérios à saúde humana, o geoprocessamento constitui um interessante recurso para gerar hipóteses para estudos mais aprofundados sobre o tema. OBJETIVO: Este estudo objetivou a construção de um SIG para verificar a possível correlação entre os produtos das queimadas de cana-de-açúcar e a incidência de problemas respiratórios em regiões afetadas, através das técnicas de geoprocessamento. METODOLOGIA: Consistiu em organizar dados de queimadas e internações por afecções respiratórias do Estado de São Paulo, no período de 2000 a 2004, estruturando um SIG em duas escalas. Na primeira, foram criadas cartas temáticas de todo o Estado e identificadas áreas de interesse para estudos em escala local. A segunda consistiu na construção de SIG abrangendo a meso-região de Bauru, para observar a intersecção dos agravos à saúde em áreas de queimada. RESULTADOS: Nos mapas elaborados e numa análise de correlações espaciais observou-se maior incidência de doenças respiratórias em regiões onde há prática de queimadas. O material produzido constitui um conjunto de dados que permite ao pesquisador verificar hipóteses para subsidiar estudos no âmbito da saúde ambiental.INTRODUCTION: Geographic Information Systems (GIS are being increasingly used in public health studies, as they allow comparing data organized in tables and maps through overlapping. Overlapping provides a new way of reading data associated with the spatial dimension. GIS programs

  3. Vascular injuries to the extremities in a suburban trauma center.

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    Diamond, Scott; Gaspard, Donald; Katz, Steven

    2003-10-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the experience with extremity vascular injuries of a level II suburban trauma center. A retrospective chart review was undertaken to include all patients admitted in a 6-year period with vascular injuries to the extremities. The vessels injured were identified along with the mechanism of injury. The method of repair was recorded. All associated neurologic injuries were investigated. Follow-up records, when available, were reviewed. Between January 1, 1996, and November 30, 2002, 48 patients were admitted with 56 vascular injuries to the extremities. Blunt trauma was the mechanism in 24 patients while penetrating trauma was the mechanism in the other 24 patients. The limb salvage rate was 95 per cent. Of the 28 injuries to upper extremity vessels, 24 were associated with neurologic injuries. In contrast, only 3 neurologic injuries were found in patients with lower extremity vascular injuries. In contrast to most urban centers, the distribution of vascular injuries to the extremities in a suburban setting was equally divided between blunt and penetrating injuries. The majority of functional impairment was related to neurologic injury rather than tissue ischemia from vascular injury.

  4. Study design, participation and characteristics of The Danish General Suburban Population Study

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    Bergholdt, Helle Kirstine Mørup; Bathum, Lise; Kvetny, Jan

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this article was to describe the study design, participants and baseline characteristics of The Danish General Suburban Population Study (GESUS) and to compare suburban participants with age- and gender-matched urban participants from the Copenhagen General Population Study (CGPS)....

  5. Public Relations in Rapidly Growing Suburban Districts: Insights from Texas Superintendents Bonny Cain and Doug Otto

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    Decman, John M.

    2005-01-01

    Throughout Texas, enrollments in suburban school districts have been rising, and in some instances, the increases have been substantial. Causes of this demographic trend are multifaceted, but in most instances they are an intricate mix of state population growth and urban flight. Rapidly growing suburban districts, like all Texas districts,…

  6. Study design, participation and characteristics of The Danish General Suburban Population Study

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    Bergholdt, Helle Kirstine Mørup; Bathum, Lise; Kvetny, Jan;

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    The aim of this article was to describe the study design, participants and baseline characteristics of The Danish General Suburban Population Study (GESUS) and to compare suburban participants with age- and gender-matched urban participants from the Copenhagen General Population Study (CGPS)....

  7. Study design, participation and characteristics of the Danish General Suburban Population Study

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    Bergholdt, Helle Kirstine Mørup; Kvetny, Jan; Rasmussen, Dorthe;

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this article was to describe the study design, participants and baseline characteristics of The Danish General Suburban Population Study (GESUS) and to compare suburban participants with age- and gender-matched urban participants from the Copenhagen General Population Study (CGPS)....

  8. Rabia humana en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 1992

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    María Teresa Restrepo de Meza

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    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso de encefalitis rábica sin sospecha clínica en una mujer de 20 años de edad. El diagnóstico se comprobó con la técnica de inmunofluorescencia directa para antígeno rábico en tejido cerebral fijado en formalina. El carácter esporádico de la rabia humana en la actualidad en el Valle del Cauca exige mantener la vigilancia epidemiológica y considerar esta posibilidad en todo caso de encefalitis de causa no aclarada.

  9. Antropologia Forense e Identificação Humana

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    Silva, Joana Trigo da Silva de Oliveira e

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    Projeto de Pós-Graduação/Dissertação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Medicina Dentária A identificação de vítimas mortais é uma necessidade das sociedades, por razões jurídicas, sociais e humanitárias. A Antropologia Forense é uma das subdisciplinas da Antropologia Física que se dedica à identificação humana, nomeadamente em investigações arqueológicas, criminais e de desastres de massa. A Antropologia Forense...

  10. La importancia de la escala humana para la ciudad

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    Soldevilla Del Prado, Luis

    1988-01-01

    Generalmente cuando en arquitectura y urbanismo hablamos de escala humana nos estamos refiriendo a la utilización del hombre como patrón de medida para el establecimiento de las proporcionalidades geométricas, armónicas, justas y placenteras. "La revolución humanística había desplazado de nuevo la tención desde Dios al Hombre…El hombre encontraba de nuevo la medida de las cosas…por lo que la búsqueda de los módulos y de las proporciones, deducidas contemporáneamente de la de los intervalos...

  11. Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana em Odontopediatria

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    Nogueira, Hugo Miguel Figueiredo

    2014-01-01

    Projeto de Pós-Graduação/Dissertação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Medicina Dentária A Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida é uma lesão infeciosa letal causada pelo Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana, que afeta principalmente linfócitos T CD4+, levando a uma imunossupressão progressiva e consequentes infeções oportunistas graves. Os doentes com Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida não morrem portanto da...

  12. Formas predominantes de hormona de crecimiento humana (hgh en sueros

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    Martha L. Pinzón

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se compararon las formas predominantes de la Hormona de Crecimiento Humana (hGH, proveniente de sueros de pacientes con hipersecreción hormonal, para determinar los cambios que presenta en ellas y que puedan servir de diagnóstico para la detección de patologías, tales como acromegalia, como también alteraciones en el metabolismo degradativo de la proteína o en la unión a sus receptores específicos.

  13. Bases anatómicas de la marcha humana

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    Martín Nogueras, Ana María

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    INTRODUCCIÓN: Es importante para el fisioterapeuta conocer el patrón de marcha normal a fin de disponer del modelo a seguir durante la recuperación funcional. OBJETIVO: Describir el patrón de marcha normal. METODOLOGÍA: Revisión bibliográfica de los principales textos y artículos. RESULTADOS: Se presenta de forma clara y precisa la descripción de las principales fases de la marcha humana incluyendo los aspectos más relevantes para la fisioterapia en la recuperación funcional de los s...

  14. BIOACCESIBILIDAD ORAL HUMANA DE METALES PESADOS EN SUELOS URBANOS CONTAMINADOS

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    QUILODRAN ROJAS, CRISTIAN ALEX

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    En este estudio se evaluó la bioaccesibilidad oral humana de cadmio, cinc, cobre y plomo en un suelo urbano contaminado y cómo influyen los cambios físicos y químicos producidos al incorporar al suelo materia orgánica y metales. Para este fin se utilizó un suelo de la serie Mapocho, del orden Inceptisol, recolectado en el sector de La Farfana en la ciudad de Santiago, Chile. El suelo se trató con ácidos húmicos y metal para obtener suelos con diferentes niveles de materia orgánica y de ...

  15. CIENCIAS HUMANAS Y EMERGENCIA DE LA EDAD DIGITAL

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    Fischer, Hervé

    2013-01-01

    Estamos pasando de la era del fuego a la era digital, o sea, de la era de la energía, que incluye el fuego, el viento, el agua, la electricidad y la energía nuclear, a la era de la información. Pasamos así del binomio energía-materia a un nuevo paradigma epistemológico e instrumental, el de una codificación binaria y de una programación algorítmica con las cuales pretendemos reinterpretar el universo e instrumentarlo con una nueva potencia humana superior a la de las leyes habituales de la na...

  16. Estudos sobre a estabilidade do desenho da figura humana (DHF)

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    Taborda, Alejandra; UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE SAN LUIS; Barbenza, Claribel M. de; UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE SAN LUIS

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    Com o intuito de pesquisar a estabilidade do desenho da figura humana (DHF) e a pertinência das modificações feitas pela autora deste trabalho, comparam-se as normas de revalidação para crianças de 5 e 6 anos elaboradas por Koppitz (1968), e as desenvolvidas em Ottawa por Groves e Fried (1991) com as elaboradas por Taborda-Barbenza em San Luis, Mendoza e San Juan (Argentina, 1993). Este estudo comparativo realizou-se também em 127 crianças de 4 anos de San Luis e Villa Mercedes, considerando ...

  17. "Blade Runner" o la pregunta por la dignidad humana

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    García Manrique, Ricardo

    2006-01-01

    Al pensar en la relación entre el fundamento de la dignidad humana y la resolución de algunos problemas bioéticos, me vino a la cabeza Blade Runner, la película de Ridley Scott basada en un relato de Philip K. Dick que lleva el extravagante título de ¿Sueñan los androides con ovejas eléctricas? (extravagante si vemos la película pero no tanto si leemos el relato)...

  18. La importancia de la escala humana para la ciudad

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    Soldevilla Del Prado, Luis

    1988-01-01

    Generalmente cuando en arquitectura y urbanismo hablamos de escala humana nos estamos refiriendo a la utilización del hombre como patrón de medida para el establecimiento de las proporcionalidades geométricas, armónicas, justas y placenteras. "La revolución humanística había desplazado de nuevo la tención desde Dios al Hombre…El hombre encontraba de nuevo la medida de las cosas…por lo que la búsqueda de los módulos y de las proporciones, deducidas contemporáneamente de la de los intervalos...

  19. Rnas inhibidores frente al virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana

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    S??nchez Luque, Francisco Jos??

    2012-01-01

    En la presente tesis se describe la generaci??n de peque??as mol??culas de RNA con funci??n inhibidora frente al Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana de Tipo 1 (VIH-1). Este virus es el agente causal del S??ndrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida y perteneciente al g??nero Lentivirus de la familia Retroviridae. El virus presenta una alternancia en cuanto al tipo de material gen??tico en su ciclo de vida, siendo RNA en las part??culas virales y DNA en el provirus (durante la fase de latencia o e...

  20. Pseudo natural colour aerial imagery for urban and suburban mapping

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    Knudsen, Thomas

    2005-01-01

    Due to their near-infrared data channel, digital airborne four-channel imagers provide a potentially good discrimination between vegetation and human-made materials, which is very useful in automated mapping. Due to their red, green and blue data channels, they also provide natural colour images......, which are very useful in traditional (manual) mapping. In this paper, an algorithm is described which provides an approximation to the spectral capabilities of the four-channel imagers by using a colour-infrared aerial photo as input. The algorithm is tailored to urban/suburban surroundings, where...... the quality of the generated (pseudo) natural colour images are fully acceptable for manual mapping. This brings the combined availability of near-infrared and (pseudo) natural colours within reach for mapping projects based on traditional photogrammetry, which is valuable since traditional analytical cameras...

  1. Measurements of particulate sugars at urban and forested suburban sites

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    Tominaga, Sae; Matsumoto, Kiyoshi; Kaneyasu, Naoki; Shigihara, Ado; Katono, Koichi; Igawa, Manabu

    2011-04-01

    Neutral sugars (arabinose, fucose, galactose, glucose, mannose, rhamnose, and xylose) in fine and coarse aerosols were measured at urban and forested suburban sites in Japan. The most dominant compound in the sugar group was glucose at both sites. Size partitioning of the sugars generally showed dominance in the fine mode range but shifted toward the coarse mode range in summer. Seasonal trends in the sugar concentrations in the fine and coarse mode ranges were opposite: higher concentrations of fine mode sugars were found in winter, although coarse mode sugars increased in summer. Fine mode glucose consisted dominantly of the combined form, whereas free glucose increased in the coarse mode range. Although the sources of the sugars in the aerosols remain largely uncertain, primary biogenic particles can be considered as candidates of main sources of the sugars in both coarse and fine mode ranges.

  2. The Return of Organisation Man: Commuter Narratives and Suburban Critique

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    Melissa Gregg

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This article considers the significance of suburban commuter imagery in a selection of screen visions of mid-century modernity. A number of examples, including Mad Men, and the screen adaptations of The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit (1956 and Revolutionary Road (2008, will be shown to echo key themes, symbols and scenes in their depictions of suburbia and the cultural impact of the corporation. Taken together, these narratives indicate the resilience of the “Organization Man” (Whyte 1956 as a figure marking the tension between individualism and conformity. It is this tension that the archetypal businessman’s uniform continues to symbolise in popular culture, even if, as this paper will argue, it is no longer the most fitting expression available.

  3. School Choice Decision Making Among Suburban, High-Income Parents

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    Shannon Altenhofen

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Parents’ decision making about whether to send their children to a traditional public or charter schools has been studied mostly in urban, low-income areas. Few studies have focused on the decisions of high-income, suburban families. In a sample of Core Knowledge charter schools in a predominantly White and socioeconomically advantaged set of suburbs in Denver, Colorado, we are able to examine both the closed- and open-ended responses of parents who reported the importance of various factors in the decision-making process. Similar to findings from urban, low-income areas, we find that parents rely on their social networks in choosing schools and report the importance of effective teachers, distance to school, and academic quality, which our open-ended responses reveal means different things to different parents. Contrasting previous research, we also find that high-income parents “do their research” on schools to which they are applying.

  4. Exposición humana a disruptores endocrinos

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    A. Rivas

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Numerosos estudios han asociado las patologías observadas en distintas especies animales y en el hombre con la exposición a contaminantes medio ambientales con actividad hormonal. Se ha acuñado el término de disruptores endocrinos (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals / EDCs para definir el conjunto de compuestos químicos que interaccionan con el sistema endocrino, sobre el que inducen efectos potencialmente debidos a su capacidad para:1 mimetizar la acción de las hormonas endógenas; 2 antagonizar la acción de las hormonas; 3 alterar su patrón de síntesis y metabolismo; o bien 4 modular los niveles de los receptores correspondientes.La exposición humana a disruptores endocrinos es universal y puede provenir de numerosas fuentes. Además, los compuestos acumulados en la grasa son transmitidos a la descendencia a través de la madre durante la gestación y después de la lactancia.Los efectos sobre la salud humana de la exposicición continua a los disruptores endocrinos necesitan ser investigados en más profundidad.

  5. Estudo retrospectivo da peste humana no Nordeste oriental do Brasil

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    Dalva A. Mello

    1970-02-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando dados do Departamento Nacional de Endemias Rurais, o autor faz um estudo retrospectivo da peste humana no Nordeste Oriental do Brasil no período de 1935-1967. Os aspectos epidemiológicos abordados foram os seguintes: morbidade, mortalidade, letalidade, "point" epidêmicos, tendência secular e variações mensais. Os coeficientes de morbidade e mortalidade variaram muito. A letalidade apresentou-se bastante alta. Dez anos de "point" epidêmicos foram registrados no periodo estudado. A análise estatística dos casos distribuídos por mês mostrou que a peste humana atinge o pcnto máximo na estação sêca. Ficou demonstrada urna variação cíclica da doença, em que aumentos e decréscimos ocorrem em períodos que variam de 6 a 12 anos.

  6. Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de la Leptospirosis Humana

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    Beatriz Rodríguez Alonso

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un trabajo de revisión del tema de la leptospirosis humana por constituir un problema de salud en nuestro país y en gran parte del mundo. Tenemos en consideración el análisis de los pilares sustanciales para el diagnóstico de cualquier entidad: epidemiología, cuadro clínico y laboratorio; además la importancia del diagnóstico anatomopatológico en los fallecidos por leptospirosis humana, brindándose los aspectos patognómicos concernientes a esta enfermedad. Así mismo se exponen los esquemas actuales del tratamiento de elección para CubaA review is made on the topic of human leptospirosis, since it is a health problem in our country and in many other parts of the world. We take into consideration the analysis of the essential milestones for the diagnosis of any entity: epidemiology, clinical picture and laboratory. The importance of the anatomopathological diagnosis in the dead due to human leptospirosis is also taken into account. The pathognomonic aspects in relation to this disease are given here. Likewise, the current schemes of the elective treatment for Cuba are dealt with

  7. The Regulation and Improvement of Suburban Landless Peasants’ Community in the Charge of the Government

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    Jinsong Zhang

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Suburban landless peasants’ communities are both the transfiguration in the passive urbanization and transformation in the leading of governments. The specificity of suburban landless peasants community-generated determines the specificity in governing. The deficiency of well governance mechanisms, the scarcity of citizen spirit, the low level of self-organization and the deficiency of social capital in suburban landless peasants’ community in the charge of the government bring about a serious of developing dilemma. The regulation and improvement of government should embark on reconstructive governance mechanisms, straighten out organizational system; Cultivating citizen spirit, promoting public participation; Remodeling social capital, tamping autonomy foundation.

  8. Ciências Humanas e Sociais na formação das primeiras enfermeiras cariocas e paulistanas

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    Aline Corrêa de Araújo

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    Full Text Available Este estudo, de natureza histórico-documental, teve como objetivo descrever e analisar o lugar que as Ciências Humanas e Sociais ocuparam no primeiro currículo escolar dos cursos de nível superior de enfermagem da Escola de Enfermagem Anna Nery (EEAN e da Escola de Enfermeiras do Hospital São Paulo (EEHSP, identificando suas semelhanças e diferenças. Como metodologia foram analisados os currículos das referidas escolas, comparando-os e buscando entre fontes primárias e secundárias informações sobre a contribuição das Ciências Humanas e Sociais na formação das enfermeiras pioneiras da enfermagem moderna no Brasil. Concluiu-se que as matérias de humanidades ocuparam lugar secundário nos currículos estudados em comparação com as disciplinas técnicas e o aspecto utilitário que a profissão exigia na época.

  9. ALIMENTAÇÃO DE CRIANÇAS NASCIDAS EXPOSTAS AO VÍRUS DA IMUNODEFICIÊNCIA HUMANA

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    Julyana Gomes Freitas

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue caracterizar aspectos de la alimentación de niños nacidos expuestos al Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana. Estudio transversal realizado en un hospital de referencia para enfermedades infecciosas en Fortaleza-Ceará, entre enero y junio de 2010. La muestra fue de 62 madres que proporcionaron información sobre 64 niños nacidos expuestos al virus. En la consulta de enfermería fue utilizada la Escala de Evaluación de Capacidad del Cuidar de Niños Expuestos al Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana, y un formulario de caracterización sociodemográfica y alimentaria. Se encontró que 57,8% de los niños tenían ingesta inadecuada de leche, 55,0% tenía alimentación complementaria inadecuada, 87,0% de las madres tenía alta capacidad de suministro de leche en polvo, y en relación con la alimentación complementaria, la capacidad varió de moderado (45,7% a alta (48,5%. Fueron identificados 13 diagnósticos de enfermería que mostraron problemas de alimentación y déficit de atención que requieren intervenciones de enfermería apropiadas para el contexto social de cada paciente.

  10. Leche humana y nutrición en el prematuro pequeño Human milk and very low birth weight nutrition

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    G. Torres

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    Full Text Available Introducción: En los últimos años ha cambiado de manera significativa el momento de iniciar el aporte enteral en el recién nacido de Muy Bajo Peso de Nacimiento (RNMBPN. Además existen controversias sobre cuál es el mejor régimen para alimentar a este grupo de alto riesgo debido a las cantidades insuficientes de algunos nutrientes de la leche humana. El enriquecimiento de la leche humana con fortificadores de la leche humana mejora los índices de crecimiento conservando los beneficios inmunológicos, metabólicos y vinculares. Objetivo: Examinar si alimentar precozmente al RNMBPN (Nutrición Enteral Trófica con mayores volúmenes de leche humana y fortificada con fortificadores de leche humana podría mejorar el crecimiento postnatal y mantener la producción láctea de las madres. Diseño: Estudio prospectivo con cohorte histórica de control. Personas y método: Se estudió un grupo de 100 RNMBPN que nacieron entre el 1 de septiembre de 1999 y el 30 de abril de 2000 y se lo comparó con otro grupo similar en peso (n = 31 nacido anteriormente y seleccionado al azar. El grupo de estudio fue alimentado precozmente con leche humana para estímulo trófico y luego fortificada con fortificadores de leche humana cuando se alcanzaba un aporte enteral de 100 mL/Kg/día, con rápidos incrementos de las raciones según tolerancia y adecuado estado hemodinámico. El grupo control no contó con fortificadores de leche humana y fue alimentado más tardíamente, con menores volúmenes y menor cantidad total de leche humana. La recolección de la leche humana en el grupo de estudio fue muy estimulada; las madres extrajeron su leche más frecuentemente en el Lactario de leche humana y contaban con una Residencia para Madres donde permanecieron aquellas con domicilio alejado mientras duraba la internación de sus hijos. A las que concurrían diariamente se les permitió traer la leche extraída en sus hogares, según técnica supervisada y controlada

  11. Mulheres doadoras de leite humano Mujeres donantes de leche humana Reasons women donate breast milk

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    Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão

    2006-06-01

    que las mujeres, en general, reciban informaciones respecto a los beneficios e importancia de la lactancia natural, incluyendo informaciones sobre donación de la leche humana mediante los bancos de leche.OBJECTIVE: to determine the socio-demographic profile of human milk donors and to identify the reasons they choose to donate their milk. METHODS: this was an exploratory, descriptive, and qualitative study. Eleven women from a public maternity hospital in Fortaleza, Ceará, participated in this study. Data were collected in May 2003 using a semi-structured questionnaire. RESULTS: milk donors were 16 to 20 years old, married, and had an educational level ranging from elementary school to college. Women reported that the main reasons for donating their milk were breast engorgement and referral by health professionals. The most donors were not aware of the benefits of breast-feeding or the importance of their contribution to the maternity hospital milk bank. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS women should receive information about the benefits of breast feeding and donation of human milk through milk banks.

  12. A precariedade humana e a existência estilizada

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    Rita Paiva

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tematiza o desamparo vivenciado pela consciência ante a ausência de bases sólidas para seus anseios de felicidade e para suas representações simbólicas. Com esse propósito, toma como objeto de reflexão um dos ensaios filosóficos de Albert Camus, O mito de Sísifo, equacionando a possibilidade de uma ética que estilize a vida, sem que se minimize a dolorosa precariedade da existência humana. Posteriormente, em diálogo com alguns textos de M. Foucault, a reflexão procura estabelecer os vínculos possíveis entre a ética camusiana e a ética como uma estética da existência, tal como pensada entre os gregos antigos.

  13. Estrategia Internacional para la seguridad humana en los desastres naturales

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    Helena Torroja Mateu

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los rasgos principales de la estrategia internacional universal de seguridad humana en casos de desastres naturales liderada por la ONU. La estrategia se basa en dos grandes funciones: la prevención y preparación ante desastres naturales y la movilización y coordinación de la asistencia humanitaria a las víctimas, incluida la de los propios órganos operacionales de la ONU. Del desarrollo de ambas funciones se encargan diversos órganos operacionales (UNISDIR, PNUD, OCHA.... Con respecto a ambas finalidades se han adoptado directrices políticas y normativas por la Asamblea General. Destaca en este sentido el interés actual de la CDI, quien trabaja en un proyecto de artículos sobre la protección de personas en casos de desastres.

  14. O problema da natureza humana em Jacques Maritain

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    Névio de Campos

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir o problema da natureza humana em Jacques Maritain, destacando sua crítica ao humanismo antropocêntrico e a concepção do humanismo integral. Apoia-se na obra Humanismo Integral e nos debates da História Intelectual para problematizar a origem de seus escritos (contexto de produção e a acepção de humanismo teocêntrico (História da Filosofia proposta por esse filósofo tomista. Esta discussão permite-nos afirmar que o humanismo antropocêntrico é acusado por Maritain de conformar, nos tempos modernos, a própria tragédia do homem, da cultura e de Deus, assim como sustentar que o humanismo integral foi postulado como filosofia reintegradora da unidade ocidental, cindida pela filosofia naturalista (Renascimento/Reforma/Iluminismo/Comunismo.

  15. Prácticas de histología humana

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    2010-01-01

    La Histología en su quehacer diario es una disciplina eminentemente práctica. La docencia de la Histología Humana se desarrolla básicamente a través de clases magistrales, seminarios y clases prácticas. Para la realización de estas últimas el alumno dispone de un microscopio óptico y diferentes preparaciones histológicas, así como de fotografías de microscopía electrónica. El programa práctico de la asignatura se desglosa a lo largo de veinticinco temas, que comienzan con la Histología Gen...

  16. Presencia de residuos y contaminantes en leche humana

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    Prado Flores Guadalupe

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La contaminación de la leche humana por xenobióticos es un problema generalizado a nivel mundial, que se ve afectado por las variaciones geográficas, climáticas, culturales y socioeconómicas de cada lugar. Las políticas de salud pública han enfrentado la situación mediante una vigilancia sostenida y legislaciones restrictivas con el objeto de reducir los efectos perjudiciales sobre las poblaciones y el ambiente, sin embargo se registran datos objetivables, sobre todo en los países en desarrollo. En esta revisión se destacan aspectos generales y particulares de los residuos y contaminantes organoclorados, organofosforados, antibióticos, metales pesados, bifenilos policlorados, dioxinas y furanos, valores de sus contenidos, efectos tóxicos estudiados y los límites máximos permitidos por las legislaciones internacionales.

  17. Notas sobre o autotelismo discursivo em ciências humanas

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    Paulo Eduardo Lopes

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available O Ateliê de Semiótica Discursiva, coordenado por Denis Bertrand, propôs focalizar, no ano letivo 1991-1992, a " Estética do Discurso Erudito", no quadro da temática "Estética da Ética" do Seminário de Semântica Geral, de A.J . Greimas, na Escola de Altos Estudos em Ciências Sociais de Paris (E. H. E. S. S.. Bertrand distribuiu cópias de trechos de textos célebres em ciências humanas (Lévi-Strauss, Deleuze e Guattari, Greimas, Barthes, Foucault e outros, sobre os quais os participantes deveriam realizar análises que tomassem como modelo, por exemplo, aquelas praticadas por Greimas e Landowski em lntroduction à L 'Analyse du Discours en Sciences Sociales ( 1979.

  18. PRESENCIA DE RESIDUOS Y CONTAMINANTES EN LECHE HUMANA

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    Guadalupe Prado Flores

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La contaminación de la leche humana por xenobióticos es un problema generalizado a nivel mundial, que se ve afectado por las variaciones geográficas, climáticas, culturales y socioeconómicas de cada lugar. Las políticas de salud pública han enfrentado la situación mediante una vigilancia sostenida y legislaciones restrictivas con el objeto de reducir los efectos perjudiciales sobre las poblaciones y el ambiente, sin embargo se registran datos objetivables, sobre todo en los países en desarrollo. En esta revisión se destacan aspectos generales y particulares de los residuos y contaminantes organoclorados, organofosforados, antibióticos, metales pesados, bifenilos policlorados, dioxinas y furanos, valores de sus contenidos, efectos tóxicos estudiados y los límites máximos permitidos por las legislaciones internacionales.

  19. Comparative and Empirical Study on Vegetable Input-Output Efficiency of Suburban and Rural Areas

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    Li; LI; Jianmin; SHI

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    On the basis of comparative analysis on the vegetable input-output efficiency of suburban and rural areas in 2011- 2012,this paper made co-integration test,impulse response and variance decomposition for the vegetable input-output relationship of suburban areas in 1998-2012. Comparative analysis indicated that the vegetable input-output benefit of suburban area declines,while that of rural area rises; empirical analysis indicated that there is a long-term stable relationship between labor cost of vegetable planting and vegetable income and between material cost of vegetable planting and vegetable income,but the vegetable income itself has certain lag effect,followed by material cost,and the labor cost has minimum influence. Finally,it came up with recommendations for improving suburban vegetable input-output relationship,including improving vegetable input security mechanism,improving farmers’ quality and innovation ability,and increasing technological input.

  20. Anticaries effect of atraumatic restorative treatment with fissure sealants in suburban districts of Turkey

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    Ertuĝrul Ercan

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    Conclusion: These results clearly show that the ART-GIS procedure can be used as a preventive method in rural and/or suburban areas where other preventive approaches are neither available nor economical.

  1. Toxocariosis humana en pacientes con lesión ocular

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    Yrma Espinoza

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de toxocariosis humana en sujetos con sintomatología ocular sospechosa. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se estudió personas atendidas en servicios de Oftalmología de varios hospitales de Lima, quienes luego de la evaluación especializada presentaban síntomas y lesiones compatibles con toxocariosis intraocular. Se obtuvo muestras de sangre de cada participante y se realizó serología para Toxocara mediante la técnica de ELISA, así mismo recuento de leucocitos y fórmula diferencial. También se aplicó una encuesta epidemiológica para identificar conductas que pudieran asociarse a mayor riesgo de infección. RESULTADOS: Se estudió 45 personas, 19 varones y 26 mujeres; el 55,6% fue reactivo en la prueba de ELISA. No hubo diferencias en cuanto a sexo y el resultado de serología; entre los participantes de 15 y 44 años, se encontró 63% de reactivos. No se evidenció diferencias significativas con los factores epidemiológicos estudiados. Tampoco se observó asociación entre el hallazgo de eosinofilia y el resultado de la serología. CONCLUSIÓN: La infección humana por Toxocara es frecuente en sujetos clínicamente sospechosos y afecta principalmente a población en edad productiva, por lo que debería buscarse precozmente la infección para prevenir complicaciones.

  2. Educación centrada en valores y dignidad humana

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    María Teresa YUREN CAMAREN

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    Full Text Available La imagen esperanzadora que perfilaron no pocos intelectuales, políticos, banqueros y empresarios a partir del término de la guerra fría, del supuesto «fin de las ideologías» y de la idea de la «aldea global» se desvaneció bajo los trazos que la realidad fue delineando como signos de una creciente tendencia a la barbarie que pone en peligro la vida en el plantea y que lesiona, de muchas maneras y en muchos rincones de la tierra, la dignidad humana3. Ante este panorama, se ha vuelto insistente la pregunta respecto de si los procesos educativos escolares pueden contribuir en algo para oponerse a esa tendencia. La respuesta positiva a esta interrogante se ha traducido en diversos esfuerzos para desarrollar lo que se ha llamado «educación valoral», o «educación centrada en valores, esfuerzos que si bien difieren en el signo teórico e ideológico y en el tipo de estrategia aplicada, han estimulado la interlocución, la reflexión y el estudio sobre el tema. El presente trabajo tiene la intención de contribuir a ese debate teórico al aportar algunos elementos que sustentan la tesis de que una educación escolar centrada en valores ha de ser un proceso eminentemente formativo que tenga como horizonte axiológico la dignidad humana.

  3. Inner-suburban neighbourhoods, activist research and the social space of the commercial street

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    This paper tracks the transition of “creative city” planning from the gentrified downtown to the disinvested inner-suburbs. It attends particularly to contradictory notions of community mobilized by proponents of inner-suburban revitalization and by residents and business owners who daily inhabit inner-suburban commercial streets where cultural planning interventions are typically targeted. It further argues that those contradictory notions indicate immanent displacement pressure. The argumen...

  4. Algunos aspectos clinicoepidemiológicos en fallecidos por leptospirosis humana en Ciudad de La Habana

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    Beatriz Rodríguez Alonso

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de carácter retrospectivo en 9 hospitales clinicoquirúrgicos de Ciudad de La Habana, revisándose las historias clínicas de los fallecidos por leptospirosis humana durante el quinquenio 1992-1997. Las variables estudiadas fueron: edad, sexo, fuente de infección, tipo de contacto, época del año, síntomas y signos más frecuentes y enfermedades asociadas. Entre los principales resultados se señalan el predominio de fallecidos mayores de 50 años y del sexo masculino; la principal fuente de infección es la crianza de cerdos. Todos los fallecidos presentaron fiebre y mialgias en miembros inferioresA descriptive restrospective study was conducted in 9 clinical and surgical hospitals of Havana City. The medical histories of the dead due to human leptospirosis from 1992 to 1997 were reviewed. The studied variables were: age, sex, source of infection, type of contact, season of the year, the most frequent symptoms and signs and associated diseases. The predominance of male dead individuals over 50 was among the main results. The main source of infection was pig breeding. All those who died had fever and myalgias in the lower limbs

  5. Characterization and source apportionment of volatile organic compounds in urban and suburban Tianjin, China

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    Han, Meng; Lu, Xueqiang; Zhao, Chunsheng; Ran, Liang; Han, Suqin

    2015-03-01

    Tianjin is the third largest megacity and the fastest growth area in China, and consequently faces the problems of surface ozone and haze episodes. This study measures and characterizes volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are ozone precursors, to identify their possible sources and evaluate their contribution to ozone formation in urban and suburban Tianjin, China during the HaChi (Haze in China) summer campaign in 2009. A total of 107 species of ambient VOCs were detected, and the average concentrations of VOCs at urban and suburban sites were 92 and 174 ppbv, respectively. Of those, 51 species of VOCs were extracted to analyze the possible VOC sources using positive matrix factorization. The identified sources of VOCs were significantly related to vehicular activities, which specifically contributed 60% to urban and 42% to suburban VOCs loadings in Tianjin. Industrial emission was the second most prominent source of ambient VOCs in both urban and suburban areas, although the contribution of industry in the suburban area (36%) was much higher than that at the urban area (16%). We conclude that controlling vehicle emissions should be a top priority for VOC reduction, and that fast industrialization and urbanization causes air pollution to be more complex due to the combined emission of VOCs from industry and daily life, especially in suburban areas.

  6. Patient satisfaction with community pharmacy: comparing urban and suburban chain-pharmacy populations.

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    Malewski, David F; Ream, Aimrie; Gaither, Caroline A

    2015-01-01

    Patient satisfaction with pharmaceutical care can be a strong predictor of medication and other health-related outcomes. Less understood is the role that location of pharmacies in urban or suburban environments plays in patient satisfaction with pharmacy and pharmacist services. The purpose of this study was to serve as a pilot examining urban and suburban community pharmacy populations for similarities and differences in patient satisfaction. Community pharmacy patients were asked to self-administer a 30-question patient satisfaction survey. Fifteen questions addressed their relationship with the pharmacist, 10 questions addressed satisfaction and accessibility of the pharmacy, and five questions addressed financial concerns. Five urban and five suburban pharmacies agreed to participate. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and chi-square analysis. Most patients reported high levels of satisfaction. Satisfaction with pharmacist relationship and service was 70% or higher with no significant differences between locations. There were significant differences between the urban and suburban patients regarding accessibility of pharmacy services, customer service and some patient/pharmacist trust issues. The significant differences between patient satisfaction in the suburban and urban populations warrant a larger study with more community pharmacies in other urban, suburban and rural locations to better understand and validate study findings. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. High Suburban Fertility: Evidence from Four Northern European Countries

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    Gunnar Andersson

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This study examines fertility variation across different residential contexts in four Northern European countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. We move beyond the conventional urban-rural focus of most previous studies of within-nation variations in fertility by distinguishing between urban centres and suburbs of cities and towns. We base our study on aggregate and individual-level register data and our analysis shows that fertility levels are significantly higher in suburbs than in urban centres; this pattern has persisted over the past quarter of a century for all four countries. A parity-specific analysis of Swedish register data reveals that total fertility varies between central cities and suburbs due to the relatively high first- and second-birth propensities in the suburbs. Further analysis shows that fertility variation between the central cities and suburbs persists after controlling for women's socioeconomic characteristics. We discuss the role of various factors in accounting for high suburban fertility including omitted individual characteristics, contextual factors and selective residential moves of couples planning to have a child.

  8. Absorption Properties of Urban/Suburban Aerosols in China

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    2008-01-01

    The broadband diffuse radiation method is improved to retrieve the aerosol refractive index imaginary part (AIP) and broadband (400-1000 nm mean) single scattering albedo (SSA). In this method, four sets of SSA selection criteria are proposed for quality control. The method is used to retrieve AIP, SSA and absorptive optical thickness (AbOT) from routine hourly-exposed pyrheliometer and paranometer measurements over 11 sites (meteorological observatories) in China during 1998-2003. Apart from one suburban site (Ejin Qi), the other urban sites are all located around big or medium cities. As shown in the retrieval results,annual mean SSA during 1998-2003 changes from 0.941 (Wuhan) to 0.849 (Lanzhou), and AIP from 0.0054 to 0.0203. The 11-site average annual mean SSA and AIP are 0.898 and 0.0119, respectively. SSA during winter is smaller for most sites. There is an evidently positive correlation between SSA and aerosol optical thickness (AOT) for all sites. There is also a positive correlation between SSA and relative humidity for most sites, but a negative correlation for a few sites, such as Kashi and (U)rümqi in Northwest China.

  9. Evolution of patinas on copper exposed in a suburban area

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    Watanabe, Masamitsu [Technical Assistance and Support Center, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation, 4-10-23 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141 0022 (Japan)]. E-mail: mwatanabe@east.ntt.co.jp; Toyoda, Etsuko [Technical Assistance and Support Center, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation, 4-10-23 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141 0022 (Japan); Handa, Takao [Technical Assistance and Support Center, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation, 4-10-23 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141 0022 (Japan); Ichino, Toshihiro [Technical Assistance and Support Center, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation, 4-10-23 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141 0022 (Japan); Kuwaki, Nobuo [Technical Assistance and Support Center, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation, 4-10-23 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141 0022 (Japan); Higashi, Yasuhiro [NTT Service Integration Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, 3-9-11 Midori-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180 8585 (Japan); Tanaka, Tohru [NTT Energy and Environment Systems Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, 3-1 Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa 243 0198 (Japan)

    2007-02-15

    Copper plates were exposed under sheltered outdoor conditions for up to one year, starting in September 2001 in Musashino City, Tokyo, a suburban area. Following various periods of exposure, the patinas on the plates were characterized to investigate their evolution by using X-ray fluorescence analysis, X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, and glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy. The difference in the roles of sulfur and chlorine in the early stages of copper patination were identified by analyzing the depth profiles of these two elements. Sulfur was found on top of the patina as cupric sulfates such as posnjakite (Cu{sub 4}SO{sub 4}(OH){sub 6} . H{sub 2}O) or brochantite (Cu{sub 4}SO{sub 4}(OH){sub 6}). Brochantite appeared only after 12 months of exposure. In contrast, chlorine was found on the surface after only one month of exposure. It gradually penetrated the patina as the exposure period lengthened, forming copper chloride complexes. Chloride ions accumulated at the patina/copper interface, forming nantokite (CuCl), which promoted corrosion.

  10. Consumer Preferences for Coconut Shell Charcoal in Suburban Indonesia

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    Pitri Yandri

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Suburbs in Indonesia are not only characterized by the presence of residential areas, but also trading activities. These activities exist in order to support the needs of residents for goods and/or services. The complicated process that involves pull and push factors causes the su-burbs to be well-known as economically potential areas, especially for micro, small, medium and large enterprises. One example of the trading subsectors is restaurants, both micro enterprises with traditional management and franchises patterns with professional management. Most of these restaurants provide barbequed menus which consume shell coconut charcoal. Then the question arises, is the quality of those commodity is the only reason for the restaurants in using it? This paper presents the elaboration of the research on consumer preferences in a suburban area of the consumption of coconut shell charcoal. By using the Fishbein Model, it is concluded that the aspect of belief and price attribute are in the first rank, which shows that those commodity is an expensive fuel, while the second rank is quality. The rest are models and after-sales service, respectively. From the aspect of evaluation, the respondents believe that quality is in the first rank that should be improved in the future. The second is price and the rest are after-sales service, packaging and models, respectively.

  11. Consumer Preferences for Coconut Shell Charcoal in Suburban Indonesia

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    Pitri Yandri

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Suburbs in Indonesia are not only characterized by the presence of residential areas, but also trading activities. These activities exist in order to support the needs of residents for goods and/or services. The complicated process that involves pull and push factors causes the suburbs to be well-known as economically potential areas, especially for micro, small, medium and large enterprises. One example of the trading subsectors is restaurants, both micro enterprises with traditional management and franchises patterns with professional management. Most of these restaurants provide barbequed menus which consume shell coconut charcoal. Then the question arises, is the quality of those commodity is the only reason for the restaurants in using it? This paper presents the elaboration of the research on consumer preferences in a suburban area of the consumption of coconut shell charcoal. By using the Fishbein Model, it is concluded that the aspect of belief and price attribute are in the first rank, which shows that those commodity is an expensive fuel, while the second rank is quality. The rest are models and after-sales service, respectively. From the aspect of evaluation, the respondents believe that quality is in the first rank that should be improved in the future. The second is price and the rest are after-sales service, packaging and models, respectively.

  12. Re-aproximaciones y posibles aplicaciones del concepto de seguridad humana

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    Waldimeiry Corrêa da Silva; Roberta Silva Machado

    2016-01-01

    Este artículo describe y analiza el concepto de seguridad humana en el ámbito de Naciones Unidas y de las Relaciones Internacionales y su relación con la doctrina de la Responsabilidad de proteger (R2P). Pretendemos responder a las siguientes preguntas: ¿La utilización de la doctrina de la Responsabilidad de proteger amplía el concepto de la seguridad humana o lo reduce a su dimensión vertical? ¿El concepto de seguridad humana contribuye a la comprensión y enfrenta...

  13. La "Dignitatis humanae" e la nuova laicità oltre la rivoluzione e la controrivoluzione

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    Alberti, V.V. (V.Vittorio)

    2012-01-01

    La declaración sobre la libertad religiosa, Dignitatis humanae, representa un paso importante tanto en la presentación de la libertad humana dentro de la Iglesia como en el campo político. Al consagrar la conciencia y la libertad religiosa como un bien supremo, Dignitatis humanae completa la reflexión de Gaudium et spes sobre la Iglesia en el mundo moderno. Se establece el cristianismo como una religión del Logos, del diálogo y de la búsqueda. En la actual era de la gl...

  14. Mujeres y dignidad humana. Antecedentes en el Sistema Interamericano y en el Derecho constitucional de Colombia

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    Viviana Bohórquez Monsalve

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El texto analiza la aplicación del derecho a la dignidad humana en casos relacionados con los derechos humanos de las mujeres. Primero se indaga por los principales instrumentos interamericanos que protegen la dignidad humana. Posteriormente se estudian los alcances y las limitaciones de los informes de la Comisión Interamericana y la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana. En tercer lugar se presenta la postura de la Corte Constitucional de Colombia en casos de mujeres relacionados con los postulados internacionales. Finalmente, se presentan algunas conclusiones acerca del alcance y efectividad del derecho a la dignidad humana de las mujeres.

  15. Manifiesto por una reconfiguración de las ciencias humanas/sociales. una perspectiva vygotskyana

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    Bronckart, Jean Paul; Clémence, Alain; Schneuwly, Bernard; Schurmans, Marie Noëlle

    2010-01-01

    En este Manifiesto sostenemos que la metodología global de las ciencias humanas/sociales es del orden de la comprensión. Sobre el fondo del pre-conocimiento de la actividad humana de la cual participa, el investigador está siempre confrontado a la interpretación de acciones y de textos, a través de los cuales intenta leer las modalidades de organización de las representaciones humanas, y a través de las cuales intenta por consiguiente una mejor comprensión. Es entonces en este contexto global...

  16. Estudo das características epidemiológicas e clínicas de pacientes portadores do vírus da imunodeficiência humana em Pronto Atendimento do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Study on the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients with human immunodeficiency virus at the walk-in service of the teaching hospital of the Federal University of Minas Gerais

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    Cecilia Gómez Ravetti

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetiva a análise prospectiva das características clínicas e epidemiológicas que levam os pacientes adultos com HIV/AIDS a procurarem atendimento clínico de urgência em Pronto Atendimento do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Noventa e nove pacientes perfizeram 118 internações. A idade foi em média 39,4 anos. A relação homem e mulher foi de 1,35:1. O tempo desde o diagnóstico até a admissão situou-se de forma mais freqüente entre 0-5 anos em 40,4% dos casos. A terapêutica anti-retroviral era usada regularmente em 56,8% das admissões. A contagem de linfócitos T CD4+ foi inferior a 200 células/mm³ em 45,7% dos pacientes. As queixas mais freqüentes foram aumento da temperatura corpórea, diarréia, tosse e dispnéia. O aparelho respiratório foi o mais acometido. As doenças oportunistas mais freqüentes foram pneumocistose, pneumonia comunitária, síndrome diarréica, e candidiase oral. A demanda de internações de pacientes com HIV representou 2,8% das admissões, com tempo médio de permanência hospitalar de 4,6 dias. Os pacientes possuíam, em sua maioria, contagem de linfócitos TCD4+ baixa, quase metade não usava a terapia anti-retroviral altamente eficaz. Houve tendência à feminização. As doenças relacionadas à AIDS continuam sendo as mais freqüentes no nosso meio.This study had the aim of prospectively analyzing the clinical and epidemiological characteristics that lead adult patients with HIV/AIDS to seek urgent medical care in the walk-in service of the teaching hospital of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Over a one-year period, all admissions of adult patients with HIV were evaluated. There were 118 admissions involving 99 patients. Their mean age was 39.4 years. The male-to-female ratio was 1.35:1. The length of time from diagnosis to admission was most frequently 0-5 years (40.4% of the cases. Antiretroviral therapy was being regularly used among 56

  17. Impacts of Suburbanization on Urban Eco-environment of Xi'an in China%Impacts of Suburbanization on Urban Eco-environment of Xi'an in China

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    Li Junli; Cao Mingming

    2011-01-01

    Suburbanization in large cities is an important phenomenon in the process of urbanization development in China in recent decades, which plays a very important role in promoting city development, whereas some side effects on the eco-environment appeared at the same time. This paper, taking Xi'an City in China as a case study site, analyzed the features of population suburbanization and industry suburbanization and pointed out the impacts of suburbanization on urban eco-environment. Based on the research, suggestions of countermeasures for urban planning and municipal management of Xi'an City in protecting urban eco-environment and conserving natural ecology were put forward in the end.

  18. Estudio psicométrico de la prueba figura humana

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    Marhilde Sánchez de Gallardo

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available La investigación tuvo como objetivo determinar las propiedades psicométricas de la prueba proyectiva Test de la figura humana (Machover, 1976, administrada en la exploración aptitudinal de los aspirantes a cursar estudios en la mención orientación, una de las diez menciones de la carrera Educación, en La Universidad el Zulia, Venezuela. Se utilizaron como autores principales Cohen y Swerdlik (2006, Hogan (2004, Larsen y Buss (2005 y Shaughnessy, Zechmeister y Zechmeister (2007. La metodología fue descriptiva, de campo, diseño no experimental. La prueba se aplicó a 559 personas, 484 de sexo femenino y 75 de sexo masculino, con edades entre 17 a 47 años. El coeficiente de fiabilidad obtenido con el método de la división por mitades fue de 0,77 interpretado medio alto, lo cual indica que el test es fiable, es decir existe correlación entre las mitades y los ítemes de cada una de las partes de la prueba. La confiabilidad interobservadores, efectuada por tres evaluadores independientes, resultó en un coeficiente de 0.87 la cual se interpreta como alta. Para determinar la validez de la prueba se utilizó la de constructo, con el índice de consistencia interna, encontrándose un valor de 0,51, que indica poca relación entre los diferentes aspectos medidos por la prueba, lo cual demuestra heterogeneidad de estos elementos. Se construyó un baremo local y se obtuvieron las normas de interpretación para la población mencionada. Se concluye que el test de la figura humana tiene fiabilidad y validez, sus resultados son consistentes y el instrumento mide el constructo que se pretende medir, recomendándose la utilización de las normas obtenidas para la interpretación de resultados.

  19. Mercury in leaf litter in typical suburban and urban broadleaf forests in China

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    Zhenchuan Niu; Xiaoshan Zhang; Zhangwei Wang; Zhijia Ci

    2011-01-01

    To study the role of leaf litter in the mercury (Hg) cycle in suburban broadleaf forests and the distribution of Hg in urban forests,we collected leaf litter and soil from suburban evergreen and deciduous broadleaf forests and from urban forests in Beijing.The Hg concentrations in leaf litter from the suburban forests varied from 8.3 to 205.0 ng/g,with an average (avg) of (49.7 ± 36.9) ng/g.The average Hg concentration in evergreen broadleaf forest leaf litter (50.8 ± 39.4) ng/g was higher than that in deciduous broadleaf forest leaf litter (25.8 + 10.1) ng/g.The estimated Hg fluxes of leaf litter in suburban evergreen and deciduous broadleaf forests were 179.0 and 83.7 mg/(ha.yr),respectively.The Hg concentration in organic horizons (O horizons) ((263.1 + 237.2) ng/g) was higher than that in eluvial horizons (A horizons) ((83.9 + 52.0) ng/g).These results indicated that leaf litterfall plays an important role in transporting atmospheric mercury to soil in suburban forests.For urban forests in Beijing,the Hg concentrations in leaf litter ranged from 8.8-119.0 (avg 28.1 ± 16.6) ng/g,with higher concentrations at urban sites than at suburban sites for each tree.The Hg concentrations in surface soil in Beijing were 32.0-25300.0 ng/g and increased from suburban sites to urban sites,with the highest value from Jingshan (JS) Park at the centre of Beijing.Therefore,the distribution of Hg in Beijing urban forests appeared to be strongly influenced by anthropogenic activities.

  20. Patologia cardiovascular en pacientes con infeccion por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Valenzuela-Rodriguez, German

    2012-01-01

    La infeccion por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH) estuvo asociada a un incremento de la morbimortalidad, dado que inducia un estado de inmunosupresion severa, la cual facilitaba la aparicion de infecciones oportunistas...

  1. El concepto de dignidad humana y la utopia realista de los derechos humanos

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    Habermas, Jurgen

    2010-01-01

    En este articulo Habermas defiende la tesis que sostiene que siempre ha existido una conexion interna entre la nocion moral de dignidad humana y la concepcion juridica de los derechos humanos, aunque...

  2. Seasonal contributions of vegetation types to suburban evapotranspiration

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    Peters, Emily B.; Hiller, Rebecca V.; McFadden, Joseph P.

    2011-03-01

    Evapotranspiration is an important term of energy and water budgets in urban areas and is responsible for multiple ecosystem services provided by urban vegetation. The spatial heterogeneity of urban surface types with different seasonal water use patterns (e.g., trees and turfgrass lawns) complicates efforts to predict and manage urban evapotranspiration rates, necessitating a surface type, or component-based, approach. In a suburban neighborhood of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, we simultaneously measured ecosystem evapotranspiration and its main component fluxes using eddy covariance and heat dissipation sap flux techniques to assess the relative contribution of plant functional types (evergreen needleleaf tree, deciduous broadleaf tree, cool season turfgrass) to seasonal and spatial variations in evapotranspiration. Component-based evapotranspiration estimates agreed well with measured water vapor fluxes, although the imbalance between methods varied seasonally from a 20% overestimate in spring to an 11% underestimate in summer. Turfgrasses represented the largest contribution to annual evapotranspiration in recreational and residential land use types (87% and 64%, respectively), followed by trees (10% and 31%, respectively), with the relative contribution of plant functional types dependent on their fractional cover and daily water use. Recreational areas had higher annual evapotranspiration than residential areas (467 versus 324 mm yr-1, respectively) and altered seasonal patterns of evapotranspiration due to greater turfgrass cover (74% versus 34%, respectively). Our results suggest that plant functional types capture much of the variability required to predict the seasonal patterns of evapotranspiration among cities, as well as differences in evapotranspiration that could result from changes in climate, land use, or vegetation composition.

  3. La persona humana como relación en el orden del Origen

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    2012-01-01

    El objetivo del artículo es mostrar que la noción de persona humana significa relación en orden al Origen, es decir, a Dios. Tal relación no es una operación o actividad (accidente) propia de la esencia humana, sino constitutiva del acto de ser personal humano. ‘El hombre es persona’ equivale a ‘el hombre nace de Dios’.

  4. Dignidad humana y situaciones terminales Human dignity and terminal situations

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    J. Masiá

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available No hay que confundir la dignidad con las condiciones indignas en que puede encontrarse una persona por circunstancias exteriores o por la enfermedad. La persona paciente en situación terminal tiene dignidad humana, que exige ser respetada, no por ser paciente terminal, sino simplemente por ser persona. Pero es cierto que en situaciones terminales puede verse particularmente amenazada la dignidad. Sin embargo, no se debe deducir del criterio de respetar la dignidad la conclusión de prolongar la vida biológica a toda costa, sino la de garantizar la mejor calidad del vivir durante el proceso de morir y de acompañar dignamente a la persona que se aproxima a la muerte ayudándole a asumirla.Dignity should not be confused with the unbecoming conditions that a person can find himself in due to external situations or disease. The person/patient in a terminal situation has human dignity, which must be respected not because he/she is a terminal patient but simply because he/she is a person. But it is true that in terminal situations dignity can be particularly threatened. Nonetheless, one must not deduce from the criterion of respecting dignity the conclusion of prolonging biological life at all costs, but instead that of guaranteeing the best quality of living during the process of dying and of worthily accompanying the person who is approaching death by helping him to accept this.

  5. El significado del éxito reproductivo en poblaciones humanas

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    Crognier, Emile

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Para la sociobióloga, el éxito reproductivo a sido desde el principio, la medida universal del valor adaptivo. La noción es muy discutible, considerando que se trata de una estimación individual, inapropiada a evaluar el valor selectivo de un (supuesto genotipo, pero a pesar de su inadecuación y de la simplificación de su evaluación en la mayoridad de los estudios, el éxito reproductivo permanezco una medida muy popular. En el caso de las poblaciones humanas, su medida tuvo que ser aun más simplificada para tomar en cuenta la larga extinción de las generaciones, hasta ser el número de descendientes sobreviviendo hasta madurez sexual. Sin embargo, su definición aun no logro de ser ni precisa ni satisfactoria y los últimos trabajos parecen indicar que así como el coeficiente de consanguinidad, su significado se revela en la profundidad de la sucesión de las generaciones. Se discuta este tema, apoyándose en datos de grupos Beraber de Marueccos y Aymara de Bolivia

  6. El zinc, micronutriente importante en la salud humana

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    Alicia Velázquez Pérez

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available La importancia biológica del zinc fue admitida por primera vez hace más de un siglo y en la actualidad continúan los estudios que avalan su valor en la nutrición humana. Se ha comprobado que la falta de zinc es bastante frecuente en la población de los países en vías de desarrollo, sobre todo en edades pediátricas, y se asocia en general a malnutrición y deficiencias de otros micronutrientes. El diagnóstico de la deficiencia leve de zinc en el hombre es difícil, ya que produce muchos síntomas clínicos inespecíficos. Por todo ello se realizó una revisión bibliográfica, para contribuir a incrementar los conocimientos del personal médico sobre su importancia, alimentos donde se puede encontrar, patologías en las que más está indicado su uso en pediatría y la forma de administración

  7. Toxocariosis humana: ¿problema de salud pública?

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    Pedro Huapaya H

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica para actualizar y sistematizar la información existente sobre la infección humana por el género Toxocara. Se describe los mecanismos de transmisión, epidemiología, formas clínicas, métodos de diagnóstico, esquemas de tratamiento. Además, se resalta su importancia como causa infecciosa de ceguera, en población joven, que resulta potencialmente prevenible y curable mediante el diagnóstico precoz. Por lo cual, se plantea propuestas para implementar la vigilancia epidemiológica. Asimismo, algunas sugerencias para mejorar la legislación existente que permita disminuir el riesgo de la transmisión a la población en general e incrementar el conocimiento que existe sobre esta infección en nuestro país.

  8. Conectividade: limitações humanas no uso de emails

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    Antonio Mendes Silva Filho

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Hoje vivenciamos o que costumo denominar de era da conectividade. Trata-se de um momento da história humana onde a comunicação tem sido muito exercitada por uma quantidade cada vez mais crescente de usuários da Internet. A conectividade propiciada pela Internet tem servido e muito ao que denomino de propulsor dos três C’s que compreendem comunicação, colaboração e compartilhamento como discutido em outros artigos [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] e [6]. Embora os usuários tenham usado cada vez mais a Internet para os três C’s, comunicação é uma arte vez e esta requer atenção e habilidade por parte dos usuários da Internet. Nesse sentido este artigo discute aspectos da comunicação influenciados pelo uso da Internet.

  9. Nuestra esencia: la condición humana

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    Bertilio Neri

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El nuevo paradigma del conocimiento está asociado a la intersubjetividad, la trans disciplina y la complejidad. La comprensión e interpretación de los procesos y fenómenos de la realidad, es posible si se atiende a la trama discursiva en la que se genera la contextualidad que da forma y contenido a las formas cognitivas de la razón, a partir de la diversidad, incertidumbre y las contradicciones. Se está en presencia de una reforma radical del pensamiento y de las instituciones, en todos sus órdenes y saberes. La universidad, debe responder a este reto creando las condiciones históricas para reformar el pensamiento, apren diendo de otro modo a saber pensar desde la crítica liberadora y el diálogo con las otras disciplinas y culturas. Los estudios de doctorado deben recoger en sus pensa y programas de investigación el nuevo rol de la epis te me en la construcción de un científico social más comprometido con su condición humana y ciudadana.

  10. Altas tecnologías, conflictos armados y seguridad humana

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    Elena del Mar García Rico

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El examen de las amenazas para la seguridad y el bienestar de las personas inherentes al concepto de seguridad humana exige ocuparse también de las consecuencias que la utilización de las altas tecnologías puedan ocasionar en relación con los conflictos armados actuales. De ahí que en este trabajo abordemos los cambios relevantes en la naturaleza y características de los nuevos conflictos armados provocados por la celeridad y amplitud en el empleo de altas tecnologías y su desigual distribución entre los beligerantes, tal y como muestran las llamadas guerras de coste cero, de cuarta generación o asimétricas, e incluso las híbridas. Asimismo, el desarrollo reciente de las capacidades militares cibernéticas, de los sistemas de armas autónomos y de los vehículos aéreos no tripulados plantea nuevos retos al Derecho Internacional Humanitario, aspectos contemplados en este estudio.

  11. CIENCIAS HUMANAS Y EMERGENCIA DE LA EDAD DIGITAL

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    Fischer, Hervé

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Estamos pasando de la era del fuego a la era digital, o sea, de la era de la energía, que incluye el fuego, el viento, el agua, la electricidad y la energía nuclear, a la era de la información. Pasamos así del binomio energía-materia a un nuevo paradigma epistemológico e instrumental, el de una codificación binaria y de una programación algorítmica con las cuales pretendemos reinterpretar el universo e instrumentarlo con una nueva potencia humana superior a la de las leyes habituales de la naturaleza. El hombre ha escogido marcar con su sello nuestra evolución y hablamos aquí de lo antropoceno. McLuhan fue el último gran pensador de la era del fuego, de los medios de difusión eléctricos; pero no podría ser el nuevo gurú de la era digital. La energía destruye le información. Lo digital la crea y la difunde.

  12. Re-aproximaciones y posibles aplicaciones del concepto de seguridad humana

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    Waldimeiry Corrêa da Silva

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo describe y analiza el concepto de seguridad humana en el ámbito de Naciones Unidas y de las Relaciones Internacionales y su relación con la doctrina de la Responsabilidad de proteger (R2P. Pretendemos responder a las siguientes preguntas: ¿La utilización de la doctrina de la Responsabilidad de proteger amplía el concepto de la seguridad humana o lo reduce a su dimensión vertical? ¿El concepto de seguridad humana contribuye a la comprensión y enfrentamiento a la Trata de Personas (la Trata? Con miras a contestar estas preguntas, el artículo está estructurado en tres partes: en la primera parte, presentamos el marco teórico- conceptual de la seguridad humana con base en los documentos de Naciones Unidas y la teoría de las relaciones internacionales; en la segunda, desde la noción de la R2P, su contenido y práctica internacional, observamos su contribución para el concepto de seguridad humana; en la tercera, utilizamos el enfoque de la seguridad humana para una comprensión global de la Trata.

  13. Suburban Processes of Islandisation in Austria: The Cases of Vienna and Tyrol

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    Wolfgang Andexlinger

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Suburban areas are often described as monotonous and generic. In Europe, however, suburban areas show distinct morphological and functional configurations in different regions due to cultural, spatial, economic, and institutional conditions. This paper compares recent suburban developments in Austria in the region south of Vienna and in the region of Tyrol, highlighting significant developments after 1985 in the fields of housing, shopping, leisure, and commercial sites. Using quantitative (aerial images, statistical data, plans and qualitative (case studies methods, the paper analyses the distinct morphological similarities of selected case studies and tries to answer two questions. First, how can these developments be assessed from the viewpoint of urban and spatial planning? Second, what spatial strategies could be useful for further interventions? It is concluded that these developments can be understood as island-like developments. This means that hybrid suburban structures have appeared where sharp-edged boundaries separate single elements from adjacent ones. These island-like developments have increased dramatically over the past decades and are today to a large extent characteristic of Austrian suburbs. Capitalism, market liberalisation, and prevailing planning regulations and culture are driving these processes of islandisation. The paper furthermore shows that new spatial strategies are required for creating more coherent spaces. Interstitial landscape as a planning tool seems to be one option for creating more livable and sustainable suburban areas in the future.

  14. Investigating suburban environment by means of mental maps: a case study of Olomouc hinterland

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    Jaroslav Bioleka

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    Full Text Available Suburbanization as a key process transforming the hinterland of cities has been researched by human geographers for a long time. The study of suburbanization involves the application of a wide spectrum of methods or analytic tools falling within the groups of quantitative, qualitative and combined approaches. One of the possibilities to study this process is mental mapping that we primarily use as an instrument for examining the character of suburban environment, its perception by local inhabitants, their experience of and relation to the place of living. The aim of this study is to look at the environment of the suburban municipalities in the hinterland of Olomouc by means of mental mapping. We use concrete examples of sketches to describe and interpret the outputs of perception of the researched suburban municipalities and their components by local inhabitants. Despite schematization, incompleteness or distortion, the results of the study prove that character of their mental maps mostly depends on how much time the inhabitants spend in their municipalities, whether they participate in the collective life or use a map of the municipality and what their relation to place of living is.

  15. BREAKFAST HABIT AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG SUBURBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

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    Putu Ayu Widyanti

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Academic performance is affected by a numbers of factors. Age, gender, nutritional status, and breakfast habits are some factors that have relation with academic performance. Nutritional statues among school children still to be concerned. Breakfast habit is important thing to do before school to maintain enough calories to study and work well. The aim of this study was to determine the association of breakfast habits and academic performance especially in suburban elementary school children. An analytic cross sectional study conducted in children aged 6-12 years who studied at SD 1 Taro, Gianyar regency, Bali. There were 178 students participated in this study. We found 3 factors associated with academic performance i.e. breakfast, gender, and age with OR=2.56 (95% CI 1.16 to 5.66, P=0.02; OR=0.32 (95% CI 0.15 to 0.70, P=0.04; OR=6.52 (95% CI 2.73 to 15.53, P<0.0001, respectively. We conclude there was an association between breakfast habits and academic performance. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

  16. Critical Science Education in a Suburban High School Chemistry Class

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    Ashby, Patrick

    To improve students' scientific literacy and their general perceptions of chemistry, I enacted critical chemistry education (CCE) in two "regular level" chemistry classes with a group of 25 students in a suburban, private high school as part of this study. CCE combined the efforts of critical science educators (Fusco & Calabrese Barton, 2001; Gilbert 2013) with the performance expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (NGSS Lead States, 2013a) to critically transform the traditional chemistry curriculum at this setting. Essentially, CCE engages students in the critical exploration of socially situated chemistry content knowledge and requires them to demonstrate this knowledge through the practices of science. The purpose of this study was to gauge these students development of chemistry content knowledge, chemistry interest, and critical scientific literacy (CSL) as they engaged in CCE. CSL was a construct developed for this study that necessarily combined the National Research Center's (2012) definition of scientific literacy with a critical component. As such, CSL entailed demonstrating content knowledge through the practices of science as well as the ability to critically analyze the intersections between science content and socially relevant issues. A mixed methods, critical ethnographic approach framed the collection of data from open-ended questionnaires, focus group interviews, Likert surveys, pre- and post unit tests, and student artifacts. These data revealed three main findings: (1) students began to develop CSL in specific, significant ways working through the activities of CCE, (2) student participants of CCE developed a comparable level of chemistry content understanding to students who participated in a traditional chemistry curriculum, and (3) CCE developed a group of students' perceptions of interest in chemistry. In addition to being able to teach students discipline specific content knowledge, the implications of this study are

  17. Identification of volatile organic compounds in suburban Bangkok, Thailand and their potential for ozone formation

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    Suthawaree, Jeeranut; Tajima, Yosuke; Khunchornyakong, Alisa; Kato, Shungo; Sharp, Alice; Kajii, Yoshizumi

    2012-02-01

    Measurement of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) was carried out in suburban Bangkok during July 2-8, 2008. Analysis was performed using GC-FID and GC-MS. High mixing ratios of VOCs detected during the morning and evening are most likely due to vehicular emissions. Averaged VOC mixing ratios revealed distinct difference between mixing ratios of weekdays and weekend, which the latter were found to be lower. The most abundance species were propane and toluene. Ratios of benzene over toluene suggested that additional toluene mixing ratios was owing to industrial emission, which was particularly larger during weekdays. Comparison between C2Cl4 and CH3Cl mixing ratios obtained for suburban Tokyo reveal a relatively lower influence of biomass burning than suburban Bangkok. Elucidating by Ozone Formation Potential, toluene was found to contribute the most to O3 production followed by ethylene, m-,p-xylene, and propylene.

  18. Suburban landscape assessment applied to urban planning. Case study in Barcelona Metropolitan Region

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    Full Text Available Urban fringes set complex landscapes, in transition from rural to natural and urban, with fuzzy boundaries in mutual interdependence. The European Landscape Convention gives notorious importance to everyday landscapes, including those of suburban character. Few landscape evaluation researches are done in suburban areas, which is surprising considering its importance and abundance. This paper shows a methodology, yield on geographical information systems (GIS, for landscape assessment of suburban areas, useful in urban planning. Its main interest lies in a double assessment, which considers both landscape quality and landscape fragility, applied systematically. The procedure is applied in Muntanyes d’Ordal in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain, an area with pronounced regional strengths and contrasted landscape values. Results are of important applicability and indicate a predominance of mean values, both for landscape quality and landscape fragility.

  19. Contribution of Low-Frequency Motions to Sensible Heat Fluxes over Urban and Suburban Areas

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    Zhang, He; Zhang, Hongsheng; Cai, Xuhui; Song, Yu; Sun, Jianning

    2016-10-01

    Field observations of the atmospheric boundary layer were made over urban and suburban terrain in the Yangtze River Delta, China. A multiresolution decomposition was applied over three different types of terrain: flat homogeneous terrain, suburban terrain and urban terrain, with results indicating that, (1) the average scale contribution of u, v, w and Tv had a similar variability with length scale for all these three sites respectively, and the dimensionless length scale corresponding to the maximum sensible heat flux contribution increased with the terrain complexity; (2) the length scale corresponding to the maximal average scale contribution for vertical wind velocity λ _w was directly proportional to the roughness length z0 in unstable conditions; and (3) the contributions of large-scale motions led to sensible heat fluxes determined with a large-aperture scintillomter being larger than those using the eddy-covariance method for the suburban case, whereas this phenomenon was not substantial for the urban case.

  20. Sprawl and your health : what is the suburban dream costing you

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    2002-03-01

    This paper described the link between environmental decline and suburban sprawl and cautioned that Edmontonians should pay particular attention to the definite health costs associated with this burdened lifestyle. This paper suggested that although the suburban dream seemed to be a solution to a high-pressure, technology-driven culture, suburban sprawl is actually contributing to both social and environmental problems. Sprawl has caused us to lose many of the benefits of city life such as places of employment, medical services, meeting places, shops and restaurants, which created cities in the first place. Sprawl contributes to increased dependency on the automobile. The impact that sprawl has on traffic patterns, toxic emissions, and traffic psychology was discussed, as well as the impact that a sedentary lifestyle has on the health of both adults and children. 30 refs., 1 tab., 6 figs., 1 append.

  1. Progreso en el conocimiento de la microbiota intestinal humana

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    Virginia Robles-Alonso

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    Full Text Available La aparición de nuevas técnicas de secuenciación así como el desarrollo de herramientas bioinformáticas han permitido no sólo describir la composición de la comunidad bacteriana que habita el tracto gastrointestinal, sino también las funciones metabólicas de las que proveen al huésped. La mayoría de los miembros de esta amplia comunidad bacteriana pertenecen a Dominio Bacteria, aunque encontramos también Archaea y formas eucariotas y virus. Únicamente entre 7 y 9 de las 55 Phyla del Dominio Bacteria conocidos están presentes en flora fecal humana. Su mayoría pertenecen además a las Divisiones Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes, encontrando también Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Fusobacteria y Verrucomicrobia. Bacteroides, Faecalibacterium y Bifidobacterium son los Géneros más abundantes aunque su abundancia relativa es muy variable entre individuos. El análisis metagenómico de la flora intestinal ha permitido describir una colección de 5 millones de genes microbianos que codifican para aproximadamente 20.000 funciones biológicas relacionadas con la vida de las bacterias. El ecosistema intestinal humano puede clasificarse en torno a tres grupos de acuerdo a la abundancia relativa de tres Géneros: Bacteroides (enterotipo 1, Prevotella (enterotipo 2 y Ruminococcus (enterotype 3. Estos grupos han sido denominados "enterotipos" y su descripción sugiere que las variaciones entre individuos están estratificadas. Una vez descrita la composición bacteriana sería interesante establecer la relación entre la alteración de equilibrios ecológicos con estados de enfermedad que puedan desembocar en una novedosa vía terapéutica.

  2. Indicadores de Criatividade no Desenho da Figura Humana

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    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar evidências de precisão e de validade para um protocolo de análise de características criativas presentes no Desenho da Figura Humana (DFH. Para isso, realizaram-se dois estudos. A amostra foi composta por cinco juízes e 208 crianças de escolas públicas e particulares, com idades entre nove anos e 11 anos e 11 meses. O primeiro estudo referiu-se à precisão do protocolo, e o instrumento foi considerado adequado segundo os critérios de 75% de concordância e análise de Correlação de Pearson. Para o segundo estudo foram utilizados dois instrumentos, sendo um o protocolo de triagem criativa para o DFH e o Teste de Criatividade Figural Infantil. Os instrumentos foram comparados por meio de Correlação de Pearson e Análise Fatorial. Os resultados apontaram que indicadores tais como Elaboração, Expressão de Emoção e Movimento estão relacionados à características criativas no DFH. Foram observadas influências das variáveis tipo de escola e sexo para os itens de criatividade como movimento, perspectiva incomum e uso de contextos. Conclui-se que o protocolo de triagem criativa do DFH pode apresentar indicadores válidos de criatividade.

  3. Tratamiento contra la rabia humana: un poco de su historia

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    Maria Cristina Schneider

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es una revisión histórica del tratamiento utilizado contra la rabia humana, desde la antigüedad hasta el momento actual. Pretende hacer una analogía entre el concepto de causa predominante en la época y el tipo de tratamiento utilizado. Los griegos antiguos tenían la diosa Artemisa como sanadora de la rabia y ya utilizaban la cauterización de la herida. Los pueblos del siglo I conocían la capacidad infecciosa en la saliva de perros rabiosos, llamando a ese material de veneno virus (en latín. En la Edad Media, cuando prevalecía un concepto mágico y religioso de la salud, el gran protector era San Humberto. Con el Renacimiento surgen nuevamente muchos experimentos y avances en el conocimiento de la enfermedad, que sentaron las bases para los importantes hallazgos en el futuro próximo. En esa época predominaba la teoría miasmática y del contagio. Pasteur fue un grande opositor de la espontaneidad de la rabia. A finales del siglo XIX, con los descubrimientos microbianos, Pasteur hizo la gran revolución científica en relación al tratamiento contra la rabia, que es la vacuna. Las vacunas pueden actualmente ser de tipo nervioso o no, variando también el numero de dosis recomendadas. Se han desarrollado muchos estudios sobre vacunas, siendo la más utilizada en América Latina del tipo Fuenzalida y Palacios, y la recomendada actualmente por la OMS es la de cultivo celular.

  4. Tratamiento contra la rabia humana: un poco de su historia

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    Schneider Maria Cristina

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es una revisión histórica del tratamiento utilizado contra la rabia humana, desde la antigüedad hasta el momento actual. Pretende hacer una analogía entre el concepto de causa predominante en la época y el tipo de tratamiento utilizado. Los griegos antiguos tenían la diosa Artemisa como sanadora de la rabia y ya utilizaban la cauterización de la herida. Los pueblos del siglo I conocían la capacidad infecciosa en la saliva de perros rabiosos, llamando a ese material de veneno virus (en latín. En la Edad Media, cuando prevalecía un concepto mágico y religioso de la salud, el gran protector era San Humberto. Con el Renacimiento surgen nuevamente muchos experimentos y avances en el conocimiento de la enfermedad, que sentaron las bases para los importantes hallazgos en el futuro próximo. En esa época predominaba la teoría miasmática y del contagio. Pasteur fue un grande opositor de la espontaneidad de la rabia. A finales del siglo XIX, con los descubrimientos microbianos, Pasteur hizo la gran revolución científica en relación al tratamiento contra la rabia, que es la vacuna. Las vacunas pueden actualmente ser de tipo nervioso o no, variando también el numero de dosis recomendadas. Se han desarrollado muchos estudios sobre vacunas, siendo la más utilizada en América Latina del tipo Fuenzalida y Palacios, y la recomendada actualmente por la OMS es la de cultivo celular.

  5. Radiofrequency field surveys in hospitals.

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    Foster, K R; Soltys, M; Arnofsky, S; Doshi, P; Hanover, D; Mercado, R; Schleck, D

    1996-01-01

    The authors surveyed levels of radiofrequency (RF) fields in the frequency range 0.1-1,000 MHz in four hospitals in the Philadelphia area, to obtain background information related to the possible interference of radiofrequency fields with medical equipment. Two large center-city hospitals, a regional county hospital, and two suburban hospitals were surveyed. Measurements were made at six to 12 sites in each hospital, in each of the three frequency bands. More limited additional measurements were conducted in a fifth hospital as well. Sites were selected to include areas where strong RF signals from transmitting antennas might be expected to be present (e.g., locations close to windows in upper stories of buildings near paging antennas) as well as other representative sites in the hospital. The median RF field strengths were quite low (0.1-0.5 V/m), but at specific locations the RF signals from broadcast sources exceeded 1 V/m. Much stronger fields were recorded close to electrosurgical units and hand-held transmitters (cellular telephones and UHF transceivers).

  6. Analysis and Comparison of 24 GHz cmWave Radio Propagation in Urban and Suburban Scenarios

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    Rodriguez, Ignacio; Portela Lopes de Almeida, Erika; Abreu, Renato

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a measurement-based comparison of cm-wave propagation in urban and suburban scenarios at 24 GHz with transmitter antennas located above rooftop level. Different sets of directional measurements, exploring the full azimuth and the range from -30 to +30 degrees in elevation, were...... performed with horn antennas located close to street level, in order to explore the spatial characteristics of the channel in both LOS and NLOS conditions. The statistical analysis of different directional indicators shows how, at 24 GHz, outdoor propagation is quite different in the suburban scenario...

  7. Intimate relationship status variations in violence against women: urban, suburban, and rural differences.

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    Rennison, Callie Marie; DeKeseredy, Walter S; Dragiewicz, Molly

    2013-11-01

    Woman abuse varies across intimate relationship categories (e.g., marriage, divorce, separation). However, it is unclear whether relationship status variations in violence against women differ across urban, suburban, and rural areas. We test the hypothesis that rural females, regardless of their intimate partner relationship status, are at higher risk of intimate violence than their urban and suburban counterparts. Results indicate that marital status is an important aspect of the relationship between intimate victimization and geographic area and that rural divorced and separated females are victimized at rates exceeding their urban counterparts.

  8. Linking Social--Environmental Risk Factors with Aggression in Suburban Adolescents: The Role of Social--Cognitive Mediators

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    Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Goldweber, Asha; Garbarino, James

    2013-01-01

    Previous research suggests that social--cognitive factors mediate the association between social--environmental risk and aggression in high-risk samples, but less is known about the relation among these factors in suburban youth. The present study examined whether such an association occurred for suburban youth exposed to low levels of social…

  9. Contested Cowboys: Ethnic Mexican Charros and the Struggle for Suburban Public Space in 1970s Los Angeles

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    Barraclough, Laura R.

    2012-01-01

    While most studies of Mexican American suburbanization since the 1970s focus on the transformation of residential (private) space, it is in suburban public space that some of the most important struggles over belonging and rights have occurred. This article builds a theoretical framework to analyze the relationships between public space,…

  10. The "Camden Syndrome" and the Menace of Suburban Decline: Residential Disinvestment and Its Discontents in Camden County, NJ.

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    Smith, Neil; Caris, Paul; Wyly, Elvin

    2001-01-01

    Challenges conventional urban theory, which explains suburban decline in terms of who moves in and out, examining literature on the circulation of capital in the built environment. Analyzes the systematic withdrawal of capital from one New Jersey suburb, examining mortgage lending decisions to test the hypothesis that suburban decline cannot be…

  11. Mathematics Achievement Gaps between Suburban Students and Their Rural and Urban Peers Increase over Time. Issue Brief No. 52

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    Graham, Suzanne E.; Provost, Lauren E.

    2012-01-01

    In this brief, authors Suzanne Graham and Lauren Provost examine whether attending a school in a rural, urban, or suburban community is related to children's mathematics achievement in kindergarten, and whether increases in mathematics achievement between kindergarten and eighth grade differ for children in rural, urban, and suburban schools. They…

  12. A Case Study on the Spatial Conceptualization Abilities for Sixth Grade Elementary Students from Urban, Suburban and Remote Schools

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    Chao, Jen Yi; Liu, Chuan Hsi

    2017-01-01

    The main objective of this study was to investigate and compare the spatial conceptualization performance for sixth grade elementary school students from urban, suburban and remote schools in Taiwan. This study involved 27, 25, and 26 sixth grade students from one remote indigenous school in eastern Taiwan, one suburban indigenous school in…

  13. "Greenbelt or Gutter": Youth "Place-Based" Performance and the Myth of the Suburban/Urban Divide

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    Wessels, Anne

    2014-01-01

    A youth-created "place-based" performance set in the grounds of their suburban school challenged the myth of the suburban/urban divide that pits the edenic suburb against the dirty and crime-ridden city. Depicting the power relations of a failed utopia, these youth provoked the researcher to embark on further inquiry, analysing other…

  14. Abordaje multidisciplinario de la enfermedad humana por infiltración de sustancias modelantes

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    J. Gordillo-Hernández

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available En la búsqueda por mejorar la apariencia del cuerpo y de la cara con fines estéticos o reconstructivos por alguna deformidad, han aparecido técnicas no quirúrgicas que consisten en inyectar diversas sustancias modelantes bajo la premisa de que son métodos sencillos, poco dolorosos, económicos y aparentemente seguros. La sociedad actual exige una mayor preocupación por los patrones estéticos, lo que ha motivado la práctica cada vez más frecuente de la aplicación de sustancias ilícitas con el fin de aumentar el volumen y modelar ciertas partes del cuerpo sin someterse a procedimientos quirúrgicos. La ignorancia que existe en algunos países como México y otros de Latinoamerica, ha propiciado que el número de pacientes que se somete a este tipo de tratamientos por personal no capacitado y en lugares no autorizados sea cada vez mayor, sin considerar el daño irreversible que causarán a su salud física, a su autoestima y finalmente a su calidad de vida futura. Los Servicios de Cirugía Plástica y Reumatología del Hospital General de México, han sido pioneros en el estudio integral y multidisciplinario de la enfermedad humana por modelantes, han ampliado el conocimiento de la historia natural de la enfermedad, de su tratamiento médico y quirúrgico, asi como de su pronóstico. El objetivo principal de este trabajo es concentrar toda esta información en un protocolo de manejo sistematizado, mediante búsqueda en el archivo del Servicio de Cirugia Plástica "Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio" del Hospital General de Mexico. Esta búsqueda abarcó 35 pacientes de los cuales se obtuvieron resultados con datos durante el periodo 2006 a 2010, demostrando la importancia de diagnosticar a los pacientes, llevar un control estrecho, explicar paso a paso el proceso de su enfermedad, el tratamiento multidiciplinario, así como el pronóstico en cuanto a si es candidato a una reconstrucción o continuará con tratamiento médico.

  15. Linkage to Care for Suburban Heroin Users with Hepatitis C Virus Infection, New Jersey, USA.

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    Akyar, Eda; Seneca, Kathleen H; Akyar, Serra; Schofield, Neal; Schwartz, Mark P; Nahass, Ronald G

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    We identified a 41.4% prevalence of hepatitis C virus, absence of HIV, and unexpectedly high frequency of hepatitis C virus genotype 3 among suburban New Jersey heroin users 17-35 years of age during 2014-2015. Despite 2 clinicians prepared to engage these users, few were successfully linked to care and treated.

  16. Declining Student Enrollment: A Case Study Exploring How Three Suburban School Districts Crafted Coherence

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    2012-01-01

    This qualitative multi-site case study's purpose was to prove that the crafting coherence process was evident when three suburban Midwestern school districts implemented schools' goals while experiencing reductions in instructional programming, staffing, and facilities resources along with school closings due to significant declining…

  17. Effects of Optometry School Recruitment Efforts on Urban and Suburban High School Students.

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    Graham, Andrew D.; Shepard, Jodi; Orleans, Elizabeth; Chae, Eunmi; Ng-Sarver, Joy

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    In two Oakland (California) high schools, one urban and one suburban, an audiovisual presentation designed to enhance student interest in optometry as a career was given. Results of the presentation, measured by a questionnaire, suggest that few high school students are considering pursuing an optometry doctoral degree, but an on-site presentation…

  18. Teacher Identity and EL-Focused Professional Learning in a Suburban Middle School

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    McGriff, Mary

    2015-01-01

    Suburban middle schools have been affected by a growing enrollment of English language learners and by the need to demonstrate that this population of students is meeting prescribed academic proficiency benchmarks. These developments necessitate cogent, English learner--focused professional learning across content areas. Using Gee's perspective on…

  19. Suburban Opposition to District Reorganization: The 1968 Spainhower Commission and Metropolitan Kansas City and St. Louis

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    Gardner, Donna; Rury, John L.

    2014-01-01

    The 1968 Spainhower Commission planned extensive changes in the organization of public education in Missouri, proposing larger, comprehensive districts throughout the state. Intended to increase efficiency and reduce inequities, its reform proposals spurred widespread opposition from both rural and suburban communities. In the suburbs hostility…

  20. Belonging and Work Control in Two Suburban Public High Schools and Their Effects on Teacher Engagement.

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    Tyree, Alexander K., Jr.

    This paper shows how, in two suburban high schools, Cherry Glen and Pinehill, teachers' work control interacted with normative and social integration in their effect upon teachers' engagement with their work. In each school, a two-person team initially observed, and later interviewed, eight teachers in English, math, foreign language, social…

  1. Integrating Suburban Schools: How to Benefit from Growing Diversity and Avoid Segregation

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    Tefera, Adai; Frankenberg, Erica; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Chirichigno, Gina

    2011-01-01

    This manual was written to help guide education stakeholders--including parents, students, school board members, community activists, administrators, policymakers and attorneys--in their efforts to promote racial diversity and avoid racial isolation in suburban school systems. Critical information on the current legal, political and policy issues…

  2. Challenging the Dichotomy between "Urban" and "Suburban" in Educational Discourse and Policy

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    Posey-Maddox, Linn

    2016-01-01

    This article builds a case for nuanced conceptualizations of "urban" and "-suburban" educational contexts and issues. The author analyzes data across two studies--one of upper-middle-class White parents with children in Chicago public schools, and the other of Black low-income and working-class parents who moved from Chicago to…

  3. Development and implementation of ultra-thin concrete road technology for suburban streets in South Africa

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    Louw, MR

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available . The technology was developed for suburban streets and roads carrying less than 2500 vehicles per day and is constructed with labour using light plant. The UTRCP consists of a 50 mm thick 30 MPa concrete layer, lightly reinforced, generally constructed on shaped...

  4. Developments in the relationship between large cities - the suburban zone and the rural/urban hinterland

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    Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick; Hovgesen, Henrik Harder

    2006-01-01

    at the developments in the relationship between the urban core, its suburban areas and the rural/urban hinterland. The analysis uses data on commuting between small geographical zones to perform the analysis as “realistically” as possible. The paper combines a GIS-based approach (with maps of commuter...

  5. Linkage to Care for Suburban Heroin Users with Hepatitis C Virus Infection, New Jersey, USA

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    Seneca, Kathleen H.; Akyar, Serra; Schofield, Neal; Schwartz, Mark P.; Nahass, Ronald G.

    2016-01-01

    We identified a 41.4% prevalence of hepatitis C virus, absence of HIV, and unexpectedly high frequency of hepatitis C virus genotype 3 among suburban New Jersey heroin users 17–35 years of age during 2014–2015. Despite 2 clinicians prepared to engage these users, few were successfully linked to care and treated. PMID:27089172

  6. Implementation of retrofit best management practices in a suburban watershed (Cincinnati OH) via economic incentives

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    There is great potential for managing stormwater runoff quantity; however, implementation in already-developed areas remains a challenge. We assess the viability of economic incentives to place best management practices (BMPs) on parcels in a 1.8 km2 suburban watershed near Cinci...

  7. A Comparison of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Principal Leadership Skills by Campus Student Achievement Level

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    Erwin, Susan; Winn, Pam; Erwin, John

    2011-01-01

    Because of the importance of developing highly skilled school leaders, statewide assessments of 784 Texas public school administrators were compared in a causal-comparison study to determine how leadership skills varied by type of campus (urban, suburban and rural) and by campus student achievement ratings. Data were collected from a 2006-2008…

  8. An Evaluation of the Antibullying Program at a Public Suburban High School

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    Drury, Brian

    2014-01-01

    This project study addressed the problem of harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) at a public suburban high school in the Northeast United States. The study school implemented the Anti-bullying Program in September 2011, yet no evaluation had been conducted on whether the program was meeting its goals. Two conceptual frameworks that drove…

  9. Pyramid of Interventions: Results of a School Counselor's Action Research Study at One Suburban Middle School

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    Miller, Nicholas J.

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the implementation of the Pyramid of Interventions (POI) at a suburban Georgia Middle School through an examination of teacher understanding, assessment of overall effectiveness, and the need for further professional development. The Pyramid of Interventions is the response to intervention (RTI) component of the Individuals…

  10. The Rise of American Urbanized Suburban High Schools: Teachers' Perceptions of Leadership

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    Artiles, Dagoberto

    2013-01-01

    In the United States a high school diploma offers a pathway to the growing professional occupations creating the American middle class. The continuous influx of minority families into suburban school districts eventually urbanized districts. As a result, multiple districts struggle in the process of educating a shifted population. Studies have…

  11. The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Adequate Yearly Progress among Urban, Suburban, and Rural Schools

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    Ma, Xin; Shen, Jianping; Krenn, Huilan Y.

    2014-01-01

    Using national data from the 2007-08 School and Staffing Survey, we compared the relationships between parental involvement and school outcomes related to adequate yearly progress (AYP) in urban, suburban, and rural schools. Parent-initiated parental involvement demonstrated significantly positive relationships with both making AYP and staying off…

  12. PR Programs for Small, Suburban and Large Districts. Basic School PR Guide.

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    Bachman, Duane; And Others

    Designed to provide specific, practical help for educators in starting or improving school public relations programs, this guide presents views from the superintendent of a small district who is his own public relations person; from a public relations director of a large suburban district; and from a public relations administrator of one of the…

  13. Multidimensional Perfectionism within Gifted Suburban Adolescents: An Exploration of Typology and Comparison of Samples

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    Mofield, Emily L.; Parker Peters, Megan

    2015-01-01

    Researchers explored the typology of perfectionism among 153 (46% male, 54% female; 88% White, 8% African American, 5% Asian American, 4% Hispanic, 1% Other) suburban gifted adolescents and compared perfectionism scores (using the Goals and Work Habits Survey, a modification of Frost's Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale [F-MPS]) to samples of…

  14. Sustainable Imaginaries: A Case Study of a Large Suburban Canadian University

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    Vaughter, Philip; Alsop, Steve

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to explore the concept of sustainability imaginaries--unifying core assumptions on what sustainability entails held by stakeholders--set within a large suburban Canadian university. The study aims to expand the field of research into imaginaries by focusing on imaginaries within an institution as opposed to a societal or…

  15. Ethno-Political effects of suburbanization in the Vilnius urban region: An analysis of voting behavior

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    Ubareviciene, R.; Burneika, D.; Van Ham, M.

    2015-01-01

    We use electoral data to analyze the ethno-political consequences that may arise from the fact that the region surrounding the city of Vilnius is dominated by residents with a Polish identity, while those who move to the suburbs are mainly ethnic Lithuanians. In the suburban ring we found increasing

  16. Phosphorus retention in stormwater control structures across streamflow in urban and suburban watersheds

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    Recent studies have shown that stormwater control measures (SCMs) are less effective at retaining phosphorus (P) than nitrogen. We compared P retention between two urban/suburban SCMs and their adjacent restored stream reaches at the Baltimore Long-Term Ecological Study (LTER) s...

  17. Humor as "Cultural Reconciliation" in South African Situation Comedy: "Suburban Bliss" and Multicultural Female Viewers.

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    Roome, Dorothy

    2000-01-01

    Conducts interviews with nine groups of South African women, examining their responses to episodes of "Suburban Bliss," a South African television sitcom that attempted to use humor as a catalyst to transcend the aftermath of apartheid. Evaluates whether "cultural reconciliation" is possible through harnessing the varying…

  18. Concussion Knowledge and Reporting Behavior Differences between High School Athletes at Urban and Suburban High Schools

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    Wallace, Jessica; Covassin, Tracey; Nogle, Sally; Gould, Daniel; Kovan, Jeffrey

    2017-01-01

    Background: We determined differences in knowledge of concussion and reporting behaviors of high school athletes attending urban and suburban high schools, and whether a relationship exists between underreporting and access to an athletic trainer in urban schools. Methods: High school athletes (N = 715) from 14 high schools completed a validated…

  19. Urban versus Suburban Public Schools: Resolving the Issue of Racial Inequality in Education

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    Batts, Pamela L.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to address a possible solution to the racial inequality in urban versus suburban public schools. It also addresses the stereotyping and racial bias associated with this issue. Students enrolled in the urban school districts are predominantly African American and are found to be at an educational disadvantage compared…

  20. Cause or Consequence?: Suburbanization and Crime in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

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    Jargowsky, Paul A.; Park, Yoonhwan

    2009-01-01

    Inner-city crime is a motivating factor for middle-class flight. Therefore, crime is a cause of suburbanization. Movement of the middle and upper classes to the suburbs, in turn, isolates the poor in central-city ghettos and barrios. Sociologists and criminologists have argued that the concentration of poverty creates an environment within which…

  1. On suburban leisure and tourism development:a case study of Wangcong Shrine in Chengdu

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    HU Yang

    2010-01-01

    Suburban leisure and tourism are important supplements to the suburban economic development and urban tourism and of great significance under the background of urban-rural integration.Tourism development of Wangcong Shrine in Chengdu is still in the initial stage.Regarding the development of tourism,Wangcong Shrine owns the advantage of environment,transportation,economy and history,but the disadvantage of landscape,architecture,content,identity,and publicity as well.Development of suburban leisure travel is one direction of tourism development of Wangcong Shrine.The people of Chengdu are main target tourists of a one-day trip.And various parks,Farmer's House Tour.leisure villa and other suburban attractions are its competitors.To developing Wangcong .Shrine tourism,increase of historical contents is its focus.The positioning of the civilization of ancient Shu should he shifted to Shu civilization;and renewal of the Huangcheng (Imperial City) is necessary to attract more Chengdu people for short tour and letsure.

  2. La consultoría de gestión humana en empresas medianas1

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es resultado de una investigación que busca describir el mercado de la consultoría de gestión humana para empresas medianas de Medellín. Se identifican el concepto y las características de la consultoría gerencial y se plantea su pertinencia para cada proceso de gestión humana. Con una muestra de 57 empresas medianas y 19 empresas consultoras, se analiza el comportamiento de la demanda y la oferta en el contexto local. Se identifican los atributos de las empresas demandantes y sus dependencias de gestión humana, la composición de las empresas consultoras, las necesidades y ofertas de consultoría actuales y futuras, el proceso de compra y las dificultades frecuentes de los proyectos de consultoría.

  3. Fundamentos filosóficos de la dignidad humana y su incidencia en los derechos humanos

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    Torres Bardales, Coloníbol

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    El ser humano tiene dos vidas. Una física y otra humana. Ambas son diferentes pero están íntimamente relacionadas. La vida humana no es biológica, no es la persona de carne y huesos; no son los músculos ni la masa encefálica, ni los demás órganos que le dan existencia física. Su origen se encuentra en la organización de la sociedad, en las instituciones sociales, y entre ellas, la familia es clave fundamental. La dignidad humana es el epicentro de la constitución política del Estado, base fil...

  4. LA GERENCIA DEL TALENTO HUMANO BAJO LA PERSPECTIVA DE LA CONDICIÓN HUMANA

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo destaca la importancia de los atributos de la condición humana y del desarrollo del potencial humano en la optimización de las competencias de los gerentes de hoy. Se plantea que con el propósito de mejorar la gestión del talento humano y poder comprender y gestionar mejor a su equipo de trabajo, el gerente debe conocer cuáles son los atributos de la condición humana y cómo desarrollar las competencias para trabajarlos con optimismo, de manera tal que implemente estrategias para la mejora del talento de su gente. En este marco el talento se observa como una variable inagotable y susceptible de permanente desarrollo. El documento concluye haciendo un llamado al reconocimiento de la condición humana en las organizaciones, como estrategia necesaria para afrontar las inequidades de la sociedad actual.

  5. LA CONSULTORÍA DE GESTIÓN HUMANA EN EMPRESAS MEDIANAS

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    ESTEBAN LÓPEZ ZAPATA

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es resultado de una investigación que busca describir el mercado de la consultoría de gestión humana para empresas medianas de Medellín. Se identifi can el concepto y las características de la consultoría gerencial y se plantea su pertinencia para cada proceso de gestión humana. Con una muestra de 57 empresas medianas y 19 empresas consultoras, se analiza el comportamiento de la demanda y la oferta en el contexto local. Se identifi can los atributos de las empresas demandantes y sus dependencias de gestión humana, la composición de las empresas consultoras, las necesidades y ofertas de consultoría actuales y futuras, el proceso de compra y las difi cultades frecuentes de los proyectos de consultoría.

  6. MUROS ABSURDOS E CONDIÇÃO HUMANA NA OBRA DE ALBERT CAMUS

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    Patrícia Oliveira Machado

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Albert Camus descreve a condição humana como sendo contingente, frágil e absurda, para isso ele utiliza a noção de “muros absurdos”, que são situações que enfrentamos e contra as quais não podemos escapar. Se a princípio, a morte, a velhice, a desumanidade parecem experiências banais, no pensamento camusiano, elas se revelam como possibilidade de tomada de consciência do absurdo de nossa condição. Palavras-chave: absurdo; condição humana; consciência.

  7. La familia, experiencia humana y sacramento de salvación

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    Corpas de Posada, Isabel

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    Más que una categoría socioantropológica, la familia es una experiencia humana fundamentada en la calidad de las relaciones entre sus miembros, que se abre a la trascendencia y es capaz de transignificar, es decir, ser signo e instrumento del amor y la salvación de Dios. La intención del presente artículo es abordar la dimensión personal y social de la experiencia humana de familia, al mismo tiempo que su dimensión sacramental y eclesial como sacramento de salvación, a las cuales corresponden...

  8. Reflexões Bioéticas Sobre Sexualidade e Reprodução Humana

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    José Eduardo Siqueira

    2007-01-01

    Los avances producidos por los modernos métodos de control de la natalidad y de la fertilización humana asistida introdujeron en la reflexión ética nuevos valores como dignidad personal,autonomia y paternidad responsable. Loa antíguos preceptos de sumisión a la moralidad heterogénea de la Ley Natural fueronsustituidos por una ética de reflexión autónoma en los campos de la sexualidad y reproducción humana asistida.

  9. El discernimiento ético de la pareja humana. Un don, una tarea

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    Botero, José Silvio

    2010-01-01

    "El discernimiento ético de la pareja humana, un don, una tarea” es una reflexión dirigida a las parejas en vista a a ayudarles a tomar conciencia de su capacidad de discernimiento y de responsabilidad de frente a los conflictos que las ‘antinomias’ de la existencia humana (ley-libertad, doctrina-vida, norma-situación concreta) les plantean a diario. La enseñanza del post-Concilio Vaticano II reconoce a las parejas de esposos la capacidad de discernir y decidir siguiendo el dictamen de la con...

  10. Reflexões Bioéticas Sobre Sexualidade e Reprodução Humana

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    José Eduardo de Siqueira

    2007-01-01

    Los avances producidos por los modernos métodos de control de la natalidad y de la fertilización humana asistida introdujeron en la reflexión ética nuevos valores como dignidad personal,autonomia y paternidad responsable. Loa antíguos preceptos de sumisión a la moralidad heterogénea de la Ley Natural fueronsustituidos por una ética de reflexión autónoma en los campos de la sexualidad y reproducción humana asistida.

  11. Estudo correlacional entre o Teste de Pfister e o Desenho da Figura Humana

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    Cardoso,Lucila Moraes; Capitão,Cláudio Garcia

    2006-01-01

    Este estudo teve como objetivo buscar as correlações existentes entre os indicadores emocionais e cognitivos das Pirâmides Coloridas de Pfister e do Desenho da Figura Humana, tanto no sistema DFH-Koppitz como no DFH-Sisto. As técnicas das Pirâmides Coloridas de Pfister (TPC) e do Desenho da Figura Humana (DFH) são instrumentos projetivos que permitem que se conheçam aspectos da personalidade de quem os executa. De acordo com a literatura, os dois métodos medem o mesmo construto, justificando ...

  12. Clinical profile and visual outcome of traumatic paediatric cataract in suburban Malaysia: a ten-year experience.

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    Adlina, Abdul-Rahim; Chong, Ying-Jiun; Shatriah, Ismail

    2014-05-01

    Available data on traumatic cataract in Asian children is primarily confined to South Asian countries. We aimed to describe the demographics, nature of injury and visual outcomes of Malaysian children with traumatic cataract from a suburban area, and discuss the literature on Asian children with this condition. We conducted a retrospective study of 29 children below 17 years of age who were diagnosed with traumatic paediatric cataract and who attended Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia, between January 2000 and December 2010. Follow-up periods ranged from 12 to 120 months. Demographic data, clinical features, mechanism and extent of injury, and final visual outcome were recorded. The study population was predominantly male. The right eye was injured in 62.07% of patients. A majority of patients had penetrating injuries, with the most common cause being injury by an organic foreign body (24.14%). Presenting visual acuity worse than 6/60 was observed in 68.97% of patients. Only 34.48% of patients had a final corrected visual acuity of 6/12 and better. 55.18% of patients were operated on within less than one month of their injuries. A majority of children sustained concurrent injuries to the anterior segment structures. Corneal opacity and amblyopia were the most common causes of poor final visual acuity. Health education and awareness are essential tools that can prevent avoidable blindness due to traumatic cataract in the paediatric population. The importance of rehabilitation programmes for these patients should be emphasised.

  13. Mobility and Active Ageing in Suburban Environments: Findings from In-Depth Interviews and Person-Based GPS Tracking

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Governments face a significant challenge to ensure that community environments meet the mobility needs of an ageing population. Therefore, it is critical to investigate the effect of suburban environments on the choice of transportation and its relation to participation and active ageing. Objective. This research explores if and how suburban environments impact older people's mobility and their use of different modes of transport. Methods. Data derived from GPS tracking, travel diaries, brief questionnaires, and semistructured interviews were gathered from thirteen people aged from 56 to 87 years, living in low-density suburban environments in Brisbane, Australia. Results. The suburban environment influenced the choice of transportation and out-of-home mobility. Both walkability and public transportation (access and usability impact older people's transportation choices. Impracticality of active and public transportation within suburban environments creates car dependency in older age. Conclusion. Suburban environments often create barriers to mobility, which impedes older people's engagement in their wider community and ability to actively age in place. Further research is needed to develop approaches towards age-friendly suburban environments which will encourage older people to remain active and engaged in older age.

  14. Mobility and Active Ageing in Suburban Environments: Findings from In-Depth Interviews and Person-Based GPS Tracking.

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    Zeitler, Elisabeth; Buys, Laurie; Aird, Rosemary; Miller, Evonne

    2012-01-01

    Background. Governments face a significant challenge to ensure that community environments meet the mobility needs of an ageing population. Therefore, it is critical to investigate the effect of suburban environments on the choice of transportation and its relation to participation and active ageing. Objective. This research explores if and how suburban environments impact older people's mobility and their use of different modes of transport. Methods. Data derived from GPS tracking, travel diaries, brief questionnaires, and semistructured interviews were gathered from thirteen people aged from 56 to 87 years, living in low-density suburban environments in Brisbane, Australia. Results. The suburban environment influenced the choice of transportation and out-of-home mobility. Both walkability and public transportation (access and usability) impact older people's transportation choices. Impracticality of active and public transportation within suburban environments creates car dependency in older age. Conclusion. Suburban environments often create barriers to mobility, which impedes older people's engagement in their wider community and ability to actively age in place. Further research is needed to develop approaches towards age-friendly suburban environments which will encourage older people to remain active and engaged in older age.

  15. Hydropower production from bridges in urban or suburban areas

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    Tucciarelli, Tullio; Sammartano, Vincenzo; Sinagra, Marco; Morreale, Gabriele; Ferreira, Teresa

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    A new technology for hydropower production from rivers crossing urban or suburban areas is proposed, based on the use of Cross-Flow turbines having its axis horizontal and normal to the flow direction. A large part of the river cross-section could be covered by the turbine cross-section and this would generate a small, but consistent jump between the water levels of the inlet and the outlet sections. The turbine should be anchored to a pre-existing bridge and the total length of its axis should be of the same order of the bridge length. Due to the large axis extension, it should be possible to easily attain a gross power similar to the power produced with a more traditional installation, based on weirs or barrages, if single jumps of few tens of centimeters were added over a large number of bridges. If the bridges were set in urbanized areas, the production of electricity would be located close to its consumption, according to the smart grid requirements, and the hydrological basin at the bridge section (along with the corresponding discharge) would be greater than the basin of traditional plants located in more upstream locations. The maximum water level to be attained in the upstream section of the bridge should be the minimum among the following ones: 1) the level corresponding to the maximum flood allowed by the surrounding infra-structures, 2) the level corresponding to the maximum force allowed by the bridge structures. The resulting upstream water level hydrographs should be compatible with the river suspended and bed load equilibrium and with the requirement of the aquatic living population. The system should include a mechanism able to raise the turbine completely out of the water level, if required, for maintenance or other purposes. The complete lifting of the turbine could be used to: a) reconstruct the natural river bed profile during floods, b) allow the navigation or fish movements during some periods of the year, or even some hours of the day. A

  16. The changing landscape of hospital capacity in large cities and suburbs: implications for the safety net in metropolitan America.

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    Andrulis, Dennis P; Duchon, Lisa M

    2007-05-01

    An analysis of trends in hospital use and capacity by ownership status and community poverty levels for large urban and suburban areas was undertaken to examine changes that may have important implications for the future of the hospital safety net in large metropolitan areas. Using data on general acute care hospitals located in the 100 largest cities and their suburbs for the years 1996, 1999, and 2002, we examined a number of measures of use and capacity, including staffed beds, admissions, outpatient and emergency department visits, trauma centers, and positron emission tomography scanners. Over the 6-year period, the number of for-profit, nonprofit, and public hospitals declined in both cities and suburbs, with public hospitals showing the largest percentage of decreases. By 2002, for-profit hospitals were responsible for more Medicaid admissions than public hospitals for the 100 largest cities combined. Public hospitals, however, maintained the longest Medicaid average length of stay. The proportion of urban hospital resources located in high poverty cities was slightly higher than the proportion of urban population living in high poverty cities. However, the results demonstrate for the first time, a highly disproportionate share of hospital resources and use among suburbs with a low poverty rate compared to suburbs with a high poverty rate. High poverty communities represented the greatest proportion of suburban population in 2000 but had the smallest proportion of hospital use and specialty care capacity, whereas the opposite was true of low poverty suburbs. The results raise questions about the effects of the expanding role of private hospitals as safety net providers, and have implications for poor residents in high poverty suburban areas, and for urban safety net hospitals that care for poor suburban residents in surrounding communities.

  17. Efeito protetor da lactoferrina humana no trato gastrintestinal Efecto protector de la lactoferrina humana en el sistema gastrointestinal Protective effect of human lactoferrin in the gastrointestinal tract

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever os mecanismos de ação da lactoferrina humana na proteção de morbidades gastrintestinais. FONTES DE DADOS: Revisão não sistemática da literatura utilizando como estratégia de busca pesquisa bibliográfica em bases de dados, as quais incluíram SciELO, Lilacs e MedLine entre 1990 e 2011. Os descritores utilizados foram: lactoferrina, leite materno/humano, gastrintestinal e imunidade, nos idiomas português e inglês. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A lactoferrina é a segunda proteína predominante no leite humano, com concentrações mais elevadas no colostro (5,0 a 6,7mg/mL em relação ao leite maduro (0,2 a 2,6mg/mL. Em contraste, o leite de vaca contém teores inferiores, 0,83mg/mL no colostro e 0,09mg/mL no leite maduro. A lactoferrina desempenha diversas funções fisiológicas na proteção do trato gastrintestinal. A atividade antimicrobiana está relacionada à capacidade de sequestrar ferro dos fluidos biológicos e/ou de desestruturar a membrana de micro-organismos. A lactoferrina possui também a capacidade de estimular a proliferação celular. A ação anti-inflamatória desempenhada pela lactoferrina está associada à capacidade de penetrar no núcleo do leucócito e bloquear a transcrição do fator nuclear Kappa B. Diante da importância da lactoferrina na prevenção de doenças infecciosas em crianças aleitadas ao peito, a indústria vem, por meio da engenharia genética, desenvolvendo tecnologias para expressar esta proteína recombinante humana em plantas e animais, na tentativa de adequar a composição das fórmulas infantis àquela do leite humano. CONCLUSÕES: A lactoferrina humana é um peptídeo com potencial para prevenir morbidades, especialmente às gastrintestinais. Evidências científicas dos efeitos protetores da lactoferrina humana fortalecem ainda mais a recomendação para prática do aleitamento materno.OBJETIVO: Describir los mecanismos de acción de la lactoferrina humana en la protecci

  18. Entre libertad y determinismo. Genes, cerebro y ambiente en la conducta humana. [Reseña

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    Reseña de Luis M» GONZALO SANZ, Entre libertad y determinismo. Genes, cerebro y ambiente en la conducta humana. Cristiandad (Colección Ciencia y Fe), Madrid 2007, 231 pp., 10,5 X 17,5, ISBN 978- 84-7057-519-8.

  19. Ocorrência de fascioliasis humana no município de Volta Redonda, RJ, Brasil

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    Full Text Available Através do resultado de exames coprológicos realizados em pacientes atendidos em postos de saúde e hospitais do município de Volta Redonda, assinala-se a primeira ocorrência da fascioliasis humana no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

  20. Humana looks to ISO registration to address quality improvement and customer satisfaction.

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    Seeking new ways to improve standardization of clinical operations and customer focus, Louisville, KY-based Humana, Inc. announced in November that it has become the first healthcare company to be registered in the U.S. under ISO 9001:2000, a quality management standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

  1. Hacia una Salud Pública Pluralista: El Caso de los Plaguicidas y la Salud Humana

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    Idrovo, Álvaro Javier

    2005-01-01

    .... El caso de los plaguicidas y los efectos en la salud humana es usado como ejemplo para mostrar los aportes y limitaciones de diferentes modelos teóricos en salud pública (sanitarista, biomédico, epidemiológico...

  2. La comunicación humana : principios básicos

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    Viana Orta, María Isabel

    2012-01-01

    Principios básicos de la comunicación humana. Comunicación oral, no verbal y persuasiva. El material forma parte de cursos de formación en temas de resolución de conflictos, comunicación y mediación.

  3. La clonación humana y el problema de la identidad

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    Calise, Santiago Gabriel

    2015-01-01

    ... technique.El siguiente trabajo se propone indagar los problemas que la clonación humana acarrearía para la identidad, debido a que este concepto se ha erigido en uno de los principales argumentos para intentar fundamentar...

  4. La comunicación humana : principios básicos

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    Viana Orta, María Isabel

    2012-01-01

    Principios básicos de la comunicación humana. Comunicación oral, no verbal y persuasiva. El material forma parte de cursos de formación en temas de resolución de conflictos, comunicación y mediación.

  5. Histoplasmosis diseminada y Bartonellosis humana, reporte de un caso.

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    Maguiña, Ciro; Acosta, Raúl; INDACOCHEA, Sonia; Bustamante, Beatriz; SALINAS, César; Cok, Jaime; Varela, Luis; Lopez, Marga; SALMAVIDES, Frine; MAC RAE, John

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    Agricultor de 19 años de edad, nacido y residente en Cabana (Ancash) y procedente de Tocache (Tingo María), ingresa al Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia (HNCH) el día 21-11-91, con un tiempo de enfermedad de 14 días inicia con lumbalgia intensa, cefalea global, dolores osteomusculares generalizados, fiebre no cuantificada, sudoración, malestar general, palidez progresiva, astenia adinamia, luego se agrega disnea a mediados y pequeños esfuerzo; vértigo y pérdida de conocimiento en 3 ocasiones...

  6. Media exposure and parental mediation on fast-food consumption among children in metropolitan and suburban Indonesian

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    Lwin, May O; Malik, Shelly; Ridwan, Hardinsyah; Au, Cyndy Sook Sum

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    .... This study examined the comparative effects of media exposure and parental mediation on Indonesian children's fast food consumption and how the effects compare in the metropolitan versus suburban areas...

  7. Equity of access to reproductive health services among youths in resource-limited suburban communities of Mandalay City, Myanmar

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    Thin Zaw, Phyu Phyu; Liabsuetrakul, Tippawan; Htay, Thien Thien; McNeil, Edward

    2012-01-01

    .... This study aimed to assess baseline information on access to and utilization of RH services and unmet needs among youths living in resource-limited, suburban communities of Mandalay City, Myanmar...

  8. 市郊铁路的功能定位及武汉市郊铁路发展前景%Function Position of Suburban Railway and the Development Prospect of Wuhan Suburban Railway

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    陈明莉

    2012-01-01

    By reviewing the development process of domestic and overseas suburban railway,the author proposes the definition of suburban railway on the planning layer,then presents the function position of suburban railway by studying the function of suburban railway in a multi-level urban metro traffic and the division of labour between it and inter-city railway,and finally analyzes the development prospect of Wuhan suburban railway and poses the typical form of suburban railway planning based on Wuhan urban spatial layout.%首先根据国内外市郊铁路发展历程,从规划层面提出市郊铁路的定义;然后研究市郊铁路在城市多层次轨道交通系统中的作用及其与城际铁路的分工,提出市郊铁路功能定位;最后结合武汉城市空间布局发展趋势,分析市郊铁路在武汉的发展前景,并给出市郊铁路规划布局的典型形式。

  9. Gerente de projetos: habilidades humanas e comportamentais / Project manager: human and behaviours skills

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    Edson Coutinho da Silva

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Um gerente de projetos deve priorizar as habilidades humanas e comportamentais do que as habilidades técnicas para a obtenção de êxito de projetos; uma vez que são as pessoas e a equipe que compõem um projeto. O artigo tem o propósito de descrever as habilidades humanas requeridas para um gestor conduzir a implementação de um projeto em uma organização, na busca de mitigar os conflitos com os stakeholders. Foi elaborada uma pesquisa descritiva alicerçadas por técnicas como a pesquisa-ação e estudo de caso. Os dados foram obtidos por meio da experiência de um dos pesquisadores deste artigo no projeto e por meio de seis entrevistas com membros da equipe. Os pesquisadores estabeleceram cinco habilidades humanas e comportamentais que são requeridas aos gerentes: liderança, comunicação, gestão de mudança, motivação e gestão de conflito; e as usou para fins de análise e discussão dos resultados. Concluiu-se, pelo projeto de implementação do ERP pesquisado neste estudo, que esta organização considerou prioritariamente as habilidades técnicas do que as humanas ao selecionar alguns de seus gestores; e foi exatamente a ausência de repertório de habilidades humanas que comprometeu o gerenciamento do projeto.

  10. Anticuerpos monoclonales contra la Gonadotropina Corionica Humana (HCG y su empleo en el diagnóstico precoz del embarazo.

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    Torres E

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    Full Text Available Se describe la obtención y caracterización de anticuerpos monoclonales contra la hormona gonadotropina cariónica humana (HCG, seleccionados de la inmunización subcutánea en ratones BALB/c. Se reporta también el desarrollo del sistema rápido HeberFast Line® Embarazo, para la detección de la hormona en muestras de orina, basado en los anticuerpos obtenidos y la tecnología del flujo lateral desarrollada en membranas de nitrocelulosa como soporte sólido. El nivel de sensibilidad alcanzado con este sistema diagnóstico es de 20 UI/L de HCG en muestra de orina, y no se observó reactividad cruzada en analitos similares conteniendo concentraciones de las glicohormonas relacionadas; 1000 IU de LH, 5000 IU de FSH, y 1000 µIU de TSH respectivamente. Los estudios de estabilidad arrojaron, que el diagnosticador mantine las características de funcionalidad por un tiempo de 15 meses a temperaturas entre 2 y 30 ºC, conformando este el tiempo de vigencia del sistema. De poseer en Farmacias, Consultorios Médicos de la Familia y Hospital Gineco-Obstétricos, un sistema rápido y sencillo como el establecido en este trabajo, se pueden evitar todos los riesgos e inconvenientes que acarrean los procesos de interrupción del embarazo en la mujer.

  11. SUBURBAN VS. URBAN FRINGES ENTITIES’ WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR AMENITIES: EMPIRICAL RESEARCH IN CRACOW CITY, POLAND

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    Piotr LITYŃSKI

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    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to estimate the value of selected amenities of infrastructure, space and public services on both sides of the cities’ administrative borders and its territorial implications. The used method is the estimation of WTP. The method was addressed to households and companies located in the district adjoining areas which are administratively not part of the city, and that are judged to be strongly characterized by the processes of suburbanization. The conclusions of the study indicate that the administrative border of the city is polarized in terms of a household economic profile. Residents of both regions express their needs for amenities and suburban residents generally estimate their value higher. While firms from both areas are not interested in improvements, the administrative border of the city does not really differentiate businesses (size, employment, wages

  12. LIVING CONDITIONS AND MIGRATION IN SUBURBAN AREA OF WROCŁAW

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    Jan Kazak

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    Full Text Available Around large cities it is easy to come across villages taking the character of the town sleeping area. One of the factors of this process is a desire to improve their quality of life by living in better conditions – regardless of the interpretation of the term by different social groups. The area of research will be suburban communes, located close to Wroclaw, which are in the process of suburbanisation. A relevant question of the research will be to determine the relationship of migration of the population to the suburban areas with regard to changes in living conditions. Level of living conditions will be determined on the basis of available statistical data using a synthetic indicator Hellwig. The study proved that communes with the highest index in a base year (over 0.4 recorded the highest growth of population – more than 20%.

  13. Ecoreconstruction of city space of Volgograd basing on suburbanization principles of city territories

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    Full Text Available The nature is subject to severe antropogenous impacts and dramatically changes its quality. Urban development is a process of environmental intervention, a process of its artificial change in such a speed, which doesn’t correspons to the speed of biospheric evolutions and natural selection. By improving our life quality, a human destroys the usual interrelation of living organisms with natural environment. The concepts of urban development and suburbanization of territories existing nowadays have their advantages and disadvantages from ecological point of view. The paper considers the reasons and major problems of ecological reconstruction of the urban space. Preconditions of the integrated ecological approach to the town evolution are shown in the work, as well as some generalizing conclusions concerning security assurance of the environment of the city of Volgograd. The priority trend for the urban areas suburbanization is presented.

  14. The Potential for Abandoned Paddy Fields to Reduce Pollution Loads from Households in Suburban Tokyo

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Similar to other Asian nations, suburban areas in Japan are characterized by dense intermixtures of residential areas and farmlands. These hybrid rural/urban areas are evaluated negatively in modern planning frameworks. However, mixed rural/urban landscapes may prove advantageous when attempting to reconstruct sustainable wastewater treatment systems. This research examines the potential for abandoned paddy fields to reduce nitrogen (T-N and phosphorous (T-P loads, an increasingly problematic source of eutrophication in many closed water areas, from households in suburban areas. Our results indicate that abandoned paddy fields remaining in mixed urban/rural areas have significant potential to reduce both nitrogen and phosphorous loads. Accordingly, we suggest that abandoned paddy fields can play an important role in reducing pollution loads in mixed urban/rural areas.

  15. Some issues of logistics management applied to the passenger transportation process on suburban routes

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    Тetyana М. Grigorova

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Considered are some questions that address the problem of logistic management of suburban transport services. Using the logistic approach to the passenger transportation process management we get possibility to determine the need for consideration of the transport process parameters’ impact on the passengers’ fatigability that affects their productivity in the workplace. Basing on the analysis of the results obtained in-field, we implemented a mathematical description of the functional link between the passenger’s regulatory systems activity index, and the negatively affecting factors. It is revealed that the change in the passenger’s regulatory systems activity index on approaching the suburban line terminal station is described with sufficient accuracy by a non-linear regression equation, which includes as variables the regulatory systems activity index value before approaching to the station, the age of the passenger, the pedestrian walking pace, the time of approaching to the stop station.

  16. Sun exposure patterns of urban, suburban, and rural children: a dosimetry and diary study of 150 children.

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    Bodekær, Mette; Petersen, Bibi; Philipsen, Peter Alshede; Heydenreich, Jakob; Thieden, Elisabeth; Wulf, Hans Christian

    2015-07-01

    Sun exposure is the main etiology of skin cancer. Differences in skin cancer incidence have been observed between rural and urban populations. As sun exposure begins in childhood, we examined summer UVR exposure doses and sun behavior in children resident in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Personal, electronic UVR dosimeters and sun behavior diaries were used during a summer (3.5 months) by 150 children (4-19 years of age) resident in urban, suburban, and rural areas. On school/kindergarten days rural children spent more time outdoors and received higher UVR doses than urban and suburban children (rural: median 2.3 h per day, median 0.9 SED per day, urban: median 1.3 h per day, median 0.3 SED per day, suburban: median 1.5 h per day, median 0.4 SED per day) (p ≤ 0.007). Urban and suburban children exhibited a more intermittent sun exposure pattern than rural children. Differences in UVR exposure doses were from high exposure days (e.g. beach days) outside Denmark. Suburban children had a total UVR exposure similar to rural children (suburban: median 109.4 SED, rural: median 103.1 SED), with days spent abroad contributing greatly to the total UVR exposure dose (total UVR on days spent abroad: suburban: median 48.0 SED, rural: median 8.0 SED). Differences in sun exposure patterns exist between children from different areas and may be the background for higher skin cancer incidences in urban populations.

  17. Health Differences Among Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Veterans by Rural/Small Town and Suburban/Urban Setting.

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    Kauth, Michael R; Barrera, Terri L; Denton, F Nicholas; Latini, David M

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    We explored the relationship between geographic location and health indicators for lesbian, gay, and transgender veterans. We solicited participation in an online survey through national and city LGBT organizations and personal contacts to examine differences in depression, anxiety, alcohol and tobacco use, and body mass index among lesbian, gay, and transgender veterans (n = 252) in suburban/urban and rural/small town locations. Bisexual participants were too few to include in the analyses. As expected, rural/small town lesbian, gay, and transgender veterans spent more time traveling to their primary care provider. Travel time was also positively related to depressive and anxiety symptoms. However, only suburban/urban and rural/small town gay men differed in measures of depression and anxiety and tobacco use. That is, rural/small town gay men reported greater depressive and anxiety symptoms and greater tobacco use than their suburban/urban counterparts. Consistent with this finding, rural/small town gay men reported less community-related identity than suburban/urban men. Suburban/urban lesbian women showed a nonsignificant trend for community identity compared with rural/small town women. Similar to civilian studies, suburban/urban and rural/small town lesbian, gay, and transgender veterans evidenced few health differences, with the exception of suburban/urban gay men. Although rural/small town gay male veterans evidenced more depression and anxiety and less community identity than suburban/urban men, social networks likely differ for lesbian, gay, and transgender subgroups. Lesbian, gay, and transgender veterans may also differ from their civilian counterparts in ways that we do not yet understand.

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  20. Comparison of Urban and Suburban Rail Transport in Germany and in the Czech Republic

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    Seidenglanz Daniel

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    Full Text Available Rail transport is an environmentally friendly form of passenger transport which can be utilized effectively also in urban and suburban transport systems. The paper describes the urban and suburban rail transport system including comparison of selected Czech (Prague, Brno and Ostrava and German metropolitan regions (Munich, Nuremberg and Dresden. Its aim is to analyze the importance of various factors influencing the differences between the situation in Germany and in the Czech Republic. Therefore, the research question is whether these differences are primarily caused by a different liberalization stage, or whether they are a result of other factors such as available infrastructure, investment level, rail transport services budget, structure and activity of ordering bodies and coordinators or geographical context. The supply of city and suburban rail transport is quite good in Germany and in the Czech Republic, although trains in Munich, Nuremberg and Dresden run more frequently, faster and are better interconnected with car transport. German rail transport sector is at a higher stage of liberalization, and tendering procedures are the preferred selection method for contractor carriers. However, a degree of liberalization of the railway sector is not the key marker indicating a better standard of urban and suburban rail transport in Germany because it is the high standard which is achieved as the consequence of the professional activity of the ordering bodies and train service coordinators in combination with geographical conditions, available financial sources and effective transport infrastructure. On the other hand, the importance of liberalization cannot be totally overlooked as tenders are a tool for the ordering bodies to strongly affect the price and quality of transport services in their area. The supply of better quality and attractive transport to passengers could increase the usage of rail transport in metropolitan regions and could

  1. The Potential for Abandoned Paddy Fields to Reduce Pollution Loads from Households in Suburban Tokyo

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    Makoto Yokohari; Mariko Miyamoto; Jay Bolthouse; Jiro Kogi

    2010-01-01

    Similar to other Asian nations, suburban areas in Japan are characterized by dense intermixtures of residential areas and farmlands. These hybrid rural/urban areas are evaluated negatively in modern planning frameworks. However, mixed rural/urban landscapes may prove advantageous when attempting to reconstruct sustainable wastewater treatment systems. This research examines the potential for abandoned paddy fields to reduce nitrogen (T-N) and phosphorous (T-P) loads, an increasingly problemat...

  2. Suburban sprawl in the developing world: duplicating past mistakes? The case of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Loh, Lawrence C; Brieger, William B

    Newly affluent developing world cities increasingly adopt the same unfortunate low-density suburban paradigm that shaped cities in the industrialized world. Identified by a World Bank report as a "mini-Los Angeles," Kuala Lumpur is a sentinel example of the results of unrestrained sprawl in the developing world. Factors driving sprawl included government policies favoring foreign investment, "mega-projects," and domestic automobile production; fragmented governance structures allowing federal and state government influence on local planning; increasing middle-class affluence; an oligopoly of local developers; and haphazard municipal zoning and transport planning. The city's present form contributes to Malaysia's dual burden of disease, with inner-city shantytown dwellers facing communicable disease and malnutrition while suburban citizens experience increasing chronic disease, injury, and mental health issues. Despite growing awareness in city plans targeted toward higher density development, Kuala Lumpur presents a warning to other emerging economies of the financial, societal, and population health costs imposed by quickly-built suburban sprawl.

  3. Dynamic Analysis on Population Suburbanization and New Town Development in Shanghai

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    Wang; Chunlan; Yang; Shangguang

    2016-01-01

    This paper studies the suburbanization process of Shanghai from 2000 to 2010 and the population aggregation of its five suburban new towns including Jiading,Songjiang,Qingpu,Nanqiao,and Lingang.It finds that Shanghai’s population distribution pattern is featured by both continuity and variety.In detail,although Shanghai is still dominated by a single-centered expansion pattern,a multi-centered spatial pattern is gradually formed with a narrowing gap in population density between the central city and the suburbs.As the suburbanization of the migrant population is faster than that of the registered population and migrants re-gather in the central city as a result of its service industry development,there is a relatively smaller migrant population in the area between the Inner Ring Road and the Outer Ring Road.Consequently,the population in the new towns that the city planning strategy has focused on is not increasing at the expected speed,thus more attention should be paid to a reasonable central citycentered,multi-leveled,towns-grouped,and compact urban spatial structure.

  4. Anthropological Critique and Framing of Suburban Enclaves: Case of Neighbourhood X

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The main point of this article is conceptualization of newcomers within specific suburb in perimeter of Bratislava. The analysis with fruitful and extensive base of evidence provides a connection between the western suburban community theories and local actual and discursive strategies in various topics. The content of this article consists of analysis of bonding, residential and motivational strategies of newcomers, and a wide conceptualization of them, including a class concept and a bounding character of socialization. Additional analytical and evidential asset of this article is the perceptiveness that provides us the ‘other-than-actual’ evaluative perspective. This perception is provided by other inhabitants outside of the researched Neighbourhood X. This evidence, which is connected to the theory of leisure class consumption, is therefore the perceptive side of the core definition of enclaves in residentially excluded neighbourhood. This article offers conclusions of a specific field experience and broadens not only the existing suburban community theories, but also the works that try to conceptualise significant traits of suburban enclaves.

  5. Impact of secondary inorganic aerosol and road traffic at a suburban air quality monitoring station.

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    Megido, L; Negral, L; Castrillón, L; Fernández-Nava, Y; Suárez-Peña, B; Marañón, E

    2017-03-15

    PM10 from a suburban site in the northwest of Spain was assessed using data from chemical determinations, meteorological parameters, aerosol maps and five-day back trajectories of air masses. Temporal variations in the chemical composition of PM10 were subsequently related to stationary/mobile local sources and long-range transport stemming from Europe and North Africa. The presence of secondary inorganic species (sulphates, nitrates and ammonium) in airborne particulate matter constituted one of the main focuses of this study. These chemical species formed 16.5% of PM10 on average, in line with other suburban background sites in Europe. However, a maximum of 47.8% of PM10 were recorded after several days under the influence of European air masses. Furthermore, the highest values of these three chemical species coincided with episodes of poor air circulation and influxes of air masses from Europe. The relationship between SO4(2-) and NH4(+) (R(2) = 0.57, p-valueair quality at the suburban site under study, with important apportionments of particulate matter coming from road traffic and as consequence of releasing precursor gases of secondary particles to the atmosphere. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Exploring Bikeability in a Suburban Metropolitan Area Using the Active Commuting Route Environment Scale (ACRES

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    Lina Wahlgren

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    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Commuting by bicycle could contribute to public health, and route environments may influence this behaviour. Therefore, the aim of this study is to assess the potential associations between appraisals of the overall route environment as hindering or stimulating for bicycle commuting, with both perceptions of commuting route environmental factors in a suburban area and background factors. Methods: The Active Commuting Route Environment Scale (ACRES was used for the assessment of bicycle commuters’ perceptions and appraisals of their route environments in the suburban parts of Greater Stockholm, Sweden. A simultaneous multiple regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between the outcome variable whether the overall route environment hinders or stimulates bicycle commuting and environmental factors (e.g., exhaust fumes, speeds of motor vehicles, greenery, as well as background factors (sex, age, education, income as predictor variables. Results and Conclusions: The results indicate that in suburban areas, the factors aesthetics, greenery and bicycle paths seem to be, independently of each other, stimulating factors for bicycle commuting. On the other hand, flows of motor vehicles, noise, and low “directness” of the route seem to be hindering factors. A comparison of these results with those obtained from an inner urban area points to the importance of studying different types of built-up areas separately.

  7. A SPATIAL CLUSTER METHOD SUPPORTED BY GIS FOR URBAN-SUBURBAN-RURAL CLASSIFICATION

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    ZHOU De-min; XU Jian-chun; John RADKE; MU Lan

    2004-01-01

    This study was undertaken to construct a preliminary spatial analysis method for building an urban-suburban-rural category in the specific sample area of central California and providing distribution characteristics in each category, based on which, some further studies such as regional manners of residential wood burning emission (PM2.5, the term used for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air, refers to particulate matter that is 2.5 μm or smaller in size) could be carried out for the project of residential wood combustion. Demographic and infrastructure data with spatial characteristics were processed by integrating both Geographic Information System (GIS) and statistics method (Cluster Analysis), and then output to a category map as the result. It approached the quantitative and multi-variables description on the major characteristics variations among the urban, suburban and rural;and perfected the TIGER's urban-rural classification scheme by adding suburban category. Based on the free public GIS data, the spatial analysis method provides an easy and ideal tool for geographic researchers, environmental planners, urban/regional planners and administrators to delineate different categories of regional function on the specific locations and dig out spatial distribution information they wanted. Furthermore, it allows for future adjustment on some parameters as the spatial analysis method is implemented in the different regions or various eco-social models.

  8. Modelling of light pollution in suburban areas using remotely sensed imagery and GIS.

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    Chalkias, C; Petrakis, M; Psiloglou, B; Lianou, M

    2006-04-01

    This paper describes a methodology for modelling light pollution using geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) technology. The proposed approach attempts to address the issue of environmental assessment in sensitive suburban areas. The modern way of life in developing countries is conductive to environmental degradation in urban and suburban areas. One specific parameter for this degradation is light pollution due to intense artificial night lighting. This paper aims to assess this parameter for the Athens metropolitan area, using modern analytical and data capturing technologies. For this purpose, night-time satellite images and analogue maps have been used in order to create the spatial database of the GIS for the study area. Using GIS advanced analytical functionality, visibility analysis was implemented. The outputs for this analysis are a series of maps reflecting direct and indirect light pollution around the city of Athens. Direct light pollution corresponds to optical contact with artificial night light sources, while indirect light pollution corresponds to optical contact with the sky glow above the city. Additionally, the assessment of light pollution in different periods allows for dynamic evaluation of the phenomenon. The case study demonstrates high levels of light pollution in Athens suburban areas and its increase over the last decade.

  9. OH Reactivity Observations during the MAPS-Seoul Campaign: Contrasts between Urban and Suburban Environments

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    Sanchez, D.; Jeong, D.; Blake, D. R.; Wang, M. D.; Kim, D. S.; Lee, G.; Lee, M.; Jung, J.; Ahn, J.; Cho, G.; Guenther, A. B.; Kim, S.

    2015-12-01

    Direct total OH reactivity was observed in the urban and suburban environments of Seoul, South Korea using a comparative reactivity method (CRM) during the MAPS-Seoul field campaign. In addition, CO, NOx, SO2, ozone, VOCs, aerosol, physical, and chemical parameters were also deployed. By comparing the observed total OH reactivity results with calculated OH reactivity from the trace gas observational datasets, we will evaluate our current status in constraining reactive gases in the urban and suburban environments in the East Asian megacity. Observed urban OH reactivity will be presented in the context of the ability to constrain anthropogenic reactive trace gas emissions. It will then be compared to the observed suburban results from Taehwa Research Forest (located ~ 50 km from the Seoul City Center). Our understanding of reactive trace gases in an environment of high BVOC emissions in a mildly aged anthropogenic influences will be evaluated. Using an observational constrained box model with detailed VOC oxidation schemes (e.g. MCM), we will discuss: 1) what is the amount of missing OH reactivity 2) what are the potential sources of the missing OH reactivity, and 3) what are the implications on regional air quality?

  10. Efeito protetor da lactoferrina humana no trato gastrintestinal Efecto protector de la lactoferrina humana en el sistema gastrointestinal Protective effect of human lactoferrin in the gastrointestinal tract

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    Valterlinda Alves de O. Queiroz; Ana Marlúcia O. Assis; Hugo da Costa R. Júnior

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    OBJETIVO: Descrever os mecanismos de ação da lactoferrina humana na proteção de morbidades gastrintestinais. FONTES DE DADOS: Revisão não sistemática da literatura utilizando como estratégia de busca pesquisa bibliográfica em bases de dados, as quais incluíram SciELO, Lilacs e MedLine entre 1990 e 2011. Os descritores utilizados foram: lactoferrina, leite materno/humano, gastrintestinal e imunidade, nos idiomas português e inglês. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A lactoferrina é a segunda proteína predomi...

  11. Breast Milk Lead and Cadmium Levels in Suburban Areas of Nanjing,China

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    Kang-sheng Liu; Jia-hu Hao; Yu-qing Xu; Xiao-qi Gu; Juan Shi; Chun-fang Dai; Fei Xu; Rong Shen

    2013-01-01

    Objective To evaluate levels of lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) in the breast milk in the second post-partum month,to investigate the relationship between Pb/Cd levels in breast milk and some sociodemo-graphic parameters,and to explore whether these levels affect the infants' physical status or the mothers' psychological status (postpartum depression). Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted between November 2009 and December 2010. Al-together 170 healthy mothers were enrolled from Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital. The inclusion criteria were: voluntary to participate in this study,healthy,with no chronic disease,breastfeeding in the second postpartum month,living in a suburban but not non-industrial area of Nanjing,and not occupa-tionally exposed to toxic metals. All the mothers completed a questionnaire and were evaluated based on the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) to identify the risk of postpartum depression. Pb and Cd levels in breast milk were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy. The infants of these mothers were examined for their z scores of weight for age,length for age,head circumference for age,and body mass index for age. Results The median breast milk levels of Pb and Cd were 40.6 μg/L and 0.67 μg/L,respectively. In 164 (96.5%) of the 170 samples,Pb levels were higher than the limit reported by the World Health Or-ganization (> 5 μg/L). Breast milk Cd level was > 1 μg/L in 54 (31.8%) mothers. The mothers with a his-tory of anemia had a higher breast milk Pb level than those without a history of anemia (41.1 μg/L vs. 37.9 μg/L,P = 0.050). The median breast milk Cd level in those who were active and passive smokers dur-ing pregnancy was significantly higher than that in non-smokers (0.88 μg/L vs. 0.00 μg/L,P = 0.025). The breast milk Cd level in the mothers not taking iron and vitamin supplements for 2 months postpartum was higher than in those taking the supplements (iron supplement: 0.74

  12. Suburban Governance in Global Perspective%全球视野下的郊区治理

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    罗杰·凯尔; 皮埃尔·哈梅尔; 沈洁

    2015-01-01

    已有大量文献对区域治理这一问题进行了探讨。对移民政策、住房、基础设施、交通设施和开发过程的研究,都帮助我们认识区域治理的过程。然而,鲜有文献关注郊区治理的问题,特别是那些决定和影响着郊区空间和郊区日常生活的规划、设计、政治和经济等各方面的公共和私有过程、参与者和参与机构。同时,回顾现有文献可以发现,准确定义郊区治理并描述其是如何实施并非易事。不同地域、不同语言对郊区的描述使发现郊区治理模式相同或相异之处十分困难。但是这仍然是一个必须的研究课题。特别是边缘城市化现象已在世界范围内蔓延,这一课题也须通过全球范围的比较研究展开。因此,本文旨在制订一个框架,并在此基础上对郊区化的普遍性及其全球化过程中的具体形式形成一个基本的认识。诚然,对郊区生活的不同描述代表了城市空间分散的各种特殊形式。但是,不同形式的郊区却都意味着,我们正在迈向一个完全城市化的全球社会。%A large literature explicitly investigates how urban regions are governed. Immigration policies, housing, infrastructure, transportation and development processes contribute to the process of governance. However,much less attention has been paid to the question of suburban governance; speciifcally the constellation of public and private processes, actors and institutions that determine and shape the planning, design, politics and economics of suburban spaces and everyday behaviour. At the same time, any survey of the existing literature would reveal that it is exceedingly difficult to pin down exactly what suburban governancemeans and how it is practiced. The array of descriptors across different geographical and linguistic areasmakes the task of ascertaining similar and differentmodes of suburban governance dififcult yet still a necessary

  13. Seguridad humana para las mujeres en las ciudades: reflexiones para politicas publicas urbanas con enfoque de genero

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    Montoya Ruiz, Ana Milena

    2013-01-01

    ... por el enfoque de seguridad humana, en las cuales se establecen los minimos que requieren las mujeres para gozar de una vida urbana renovada y superar las limitaciones existentes en la ciudad como espacio...

  14. Valor agregado por las áreas de gestión humana a las organizaciones colombianas

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    Calderón Hernández, Gregorio

    2007-01-01

    A partir de dos cuestionamientos ¿cuál es el papel de las áreas de gestión humana? y ¿cómo hacer para que la acción de gestión humana sea significativa para las empresas? formulados en el seno del comité académico de la Asociación Colombiana de Gestión Humana, ACRIP, surge la presente investigación cuyo interrogante central fue ¿Agregan valor las áreas de gestión humana a las organizaciones colombianas? y ¿cómo lo hacen? Los resultados de la investigación se estructuran en ocho capítulos,...

  15. A CLINICO-EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF INFERTILE COUPLES AMONG THE SUBURBAN/RURAL POPULATION OF BOKAKHAT, ASSAM

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    Pranabika

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse (WHO-ICMART. Infertility is the inability of a sexually active, non-contraception couple to achieve pregnancy in one year. Infertility affects relatively large number of couples, both globally as well as in India. There are sparse data on the prevalence of infertility in India. This study describes the correlates and prevalence of infertility among couples in Bokakhat, Assam, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study is a cross-sectional study done in the suburban/rural field practice area of Bokakhat Subdivisional Civil Hospital, during August 2008 to July 2009. Couples having infertility were identified using WHO definition by house to house survey and interviewed to know various epidemiological correlates including demographic characteristics, aetiology and treatment if taken for the same. RESULTS There were total of 1755 eligible couples and 167 were found to be having primary or secondary infertility. The study showed that among eligible couple’s prevalence of primary infertility was 6.4%, while secondary infertility was 3.01%. Among couples with primary infertility, male factors were responsible in 18 (15.78%, female factors in 32 (28.07%, both partners were accountable in 27 (23.68%, while 37 (32.45% couple’s cause of infertility was unexplained. CONCLUSION It was concluded that this study has provided significant information concerning the prevalence of infertility in our area and also provided information about different demographical and aetiological factors associated with infertility.

  16. Seguridad humana en Colombia: donde no hay bienestar no puede haber paz

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    María Teresa Aya Smitmans

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    Full Text Available Este artículo trata sobre los retos que amenazan a la soberanía clásica en el sistema internacional y, en especial, a la seguridad humana. Ésta, entendida como una concepción ampliada de la seguridad tradicional, refuerza la idea del individuo como centro de las relaciones internacionales y pone su seguridad por encima de la seguridad estatal. Asimismo, el surgimiento de nuevos actores hacen que la gobernabilidad estatal se vea debilitada a menos que se piense en aumentar la responsabilidad estatal para con sus ciudadanos. Es así como la seguridad humana constituye un concepto importante en el siglo XXI para una gobernabilidad responsable. El artículo examina el caso colombiano

  17. Seguridad humana en Colombia: donde no hay bienestar no puede haber paz

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    María Teresa Aya Smitmans

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata sobre los retos que amenazan a la soberanía clásica en el sistema internacional y, en especial, a la seguridad humana. Ésta, entendida como una concepción ampliada de la seguridad tradicional, refuerza la idea del individuo como centro de las relaciones internacionales y pone su seguridad por encima de la seguridad estatal. Asimismo, el surgimiento de nuevos actores hacen que la gobernabilidad estatal se vea debilitada a menos que se piense en aumentar la responsabilidad estatal para con sus ciudadanos. Es así como la seguridad humana constituye un concepto importante en el siglo XXI para una gobernabilidad responsable. El artículo examina el caso colombiano.

  18. El problema del discurso acerca de la individualidad genética humana

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    Ordóñez Vásquez, Adriana

    2008-01-01

    Se abordó el problema filosófico acerca de la individualidad genética humana, desde un discurso ontológico. Determinándose un problema lógico, epistemológico, semiológico y ontológico, al mismo tiempo que genético. Se presenta el paralelismo entre rasgos de la individualidad señalados por la tradición filosófica clásica y su posible reformulación del discurso desde la genética humana actual. Prueba la pertinencia semiótica de Peirce - biosemiótica en el desarrollo del problema y propone un mo...

  19. Manipulação genética e dignidade humana

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    Oliveira, Simone Born de

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Jurídicas Um tema como a manipulação genética e dignidade humana: da bioética ao direito, tem por fim verificar o desenvolvimento da pesquisa científica na área da genética, com suas manipulações e respectivas conseqüências sobre a dignidade humana, a bioética e o direito. Tem que ser possível definir a influência da ética e do direito no desenvolvimento das pesquisas científicas. Para definir essas possibi...

  20. ¿Qué pasa en el cerebro de los perros cuando ven caras humanas?

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    Laura V. Cuaya

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Cuando tu perro te ve, no sólo se iluminan sus ojos, también su cerebro. Aquí resumimos un experimento que realizamos para conocer el procesamiento cerebral de las caras humanas en perros, utilizando imágenes de resonancia magnética funcional, en el que encontramos actividad en la corteza temporal, frontal y el núcleo caudado. La actividad en la corteza temporal sugiere que los perros procesan las caras de manera similar a nosotros. Fue inesperado encontrar actividad en el núcleo caudado, porque sugiere que los perros procesan las caras humanas como recompensas, incluso si son caras de humanos desconocidos.

  1. A psicoterapia diante da liberdade humana: uma discussão orteguiana

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    Eloisa Nogueira Aguiar

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda a liberdade humana a partir do legado filósofo de José Ortega y Gasset como possibilidade de caminho para a compreensão humana. Afinal, a psicoterapia lida essencialmente com o problema da liberdade, já que o homem responde ao que lhe vem ao encontro. O filósofo madrileno, ao colocar o homem como protagonista de sua vida, favorece a abertura a um modo específico de atenção, demarcando uma atitude clínica que renuncie qualquer redução do humano a dimensões meramente orgânicas, psicológicas ou sociais, reduzindo-o, portanto, à figura amorfa de quem, nada ou pouco, pode fazer por si mesmo.

  2. Interdisciplinaridade e complexidade: uma construção em ciências humanas

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    Carlos Alberto Severo Garcia Jr.

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1807-1384.2015v12n2p1 O presente ensaio é um percurso de reflexão em torno de conceitos relacionados à construção e produção de conhecimentos interdisciplinar em ciências humanas. Parte-se de ponderações sobre os conceitos de disciplinaridade, multidisciplinaridade, interdisciplinaridade, transdisciplinaridade e desdobra-se na discussão do pensamento complexo proposto por Edgar Morin. Compreende-se que a partir da aventura interdisciplinar é possível ponderações acerca das relações e transformações da condição humana frente aos novos alicerces de saberes na modernidade e suas consequências sociais, econômicas e subjetivas.

  3. Dirofilariose pulmonar humana, adquirida no Brasil: comunicação de um caso

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    Amato Neto,Vicente; Amato,Valdir Sabbaga; Moraes Júnior,Antonio Carlos Pedroso de; Cerri, Giovanni Guido

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    É comunicado caso de dirofilariose humana, adquirida no Brasil. Trata-se do segundo acometimento dessa natureza publicado em literatura científica. Como expressão clínica, foram evidenciados dois nódulos pulmonares, através de exame radiológico convencional e de tomografia computadorizada. O diagnóstico decorreu de análise histopatológica de uma das lesões.

  4. FORMAÇÃO HUMANA: CURRÍCULO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO HUMANO

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    Adreana Dulcina Platt

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available No presente artigo pretendemos debater a análise crítico-reflexiva das premissas que sustentam a práxis da formação humana perpassando transversalmente os conceitos de desenvolvimento humano e o currículo. Entendemos o currículo de formação humana a partir da filosofia da práxis. Coadunando com nossas perspectivas epistemológicas, concordamos com a leitura de Semeraro (2001b, quando aponta que Gramsci melhor desvela o processo de elaboração da filosofia da práxis a partir de novas relações sociais; ou seja, desligado das puras abstrações, o filósofo italiano observa na “unidade das tensões dualistas e as contradições ricas e complexas” (“entre teoria/prática, intelectuais/massa, organização/espontaneidade, sociedade política/sociedade civil, ocidente/oriente, norte/sul, história do mundo/história particular”, a articulação para o desenvolvimento da atividade humana plena. A partir destes pressupostos colocados aqui enquanto premissas para a sistematização de nossos estudos, nos debruçaremos sobre dois grandes objetivos: (1 compreender o processo de humanização a partir da esfera das objetivações sociais e (2 a constituição do currículo de formação humana atrelado aos diferentes modos de produção, uma vez que demanda em diferentes formações sociais.

  5. Hans Sperber e Freud: a origem sexual da linguagem humana e a psicanálise

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    Maria Antonieta Amarante de Mendonça Coh

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, discute-se a relação entre a psicanálise, a linguageme sua origem sexual, tendo por base dois autores: Hans Sperber(1912, cuja proposta é a de que a linguagem humana falada temuma origem e um desenvolvimento vinculados ao sexual; SigmundFreud, nos textos em que trata de questões relativas à linguagemem sentido estrito.

  6. Posibles Efectos en la Salud Humana por Ingestión Excesiva de Fluoruros

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    Rodolfo Trejo Vázquez

    2005-01-01

    Se presenta un compendio de información relacionada con los beneficios asociados a la ingesta de dosis correctas de fluoruros, sobre los procedimientos para medir la concentración de éstos en el agua y sobre los efectos que puede causar a la salud humana la ingestión de cantidades inmoderadamente altas de fluoruros; y también sobre algunas maneras de atenuación de estos efectos indeseables

  7. Relevancia e Inferencia: Procesos cognitivos propios de la comunicación humana

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    Moya Pardo Constanza

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende mostrar los planteamientos cognitivos más representativos de la Teoría de la Relevancia propuesta por Spelber & Wilson con respecto al modelo ostensivoinferencial. Este modelo plantea un mecanismo deductivo explícito que da cuenta de los procesos y estrategias que permiten el paso del significado literal a la interpretación pragmática de los mensajes en el proceso de comunicación humana.

  8. A formação humana na perspectiva histórico-ontológica

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    Dermeval Saviani

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El tema de la formación humana está en el centro de la filosofía de la educación cuyo objetivo es precisamente el proceso de promoción humana, llevado a cabo por la educación. Partiendo de la vigilancia crítica, propia de la filosofía, el texto esboza una fenomenología de la época actual comprobando que las ideas actualmente hegemónicas en la educación, son centradas en la crítica a la razón y a las nociones de la verdad y de la objetividad. A ese neo pragmatismo que con la intención de oponerse a la metafísica acaba siendo profundamente metafísico reduciendo todo al lenguaje, los autores contraponen el pensamiento de Marx como una filosofía de historicismo en que la causa no son los sujetos abstractos, sino los individuos reales, sujetos históricos que se constituyen como síntesis de relaciones sociales. Para esto se recurre a la reflexión histórica ontológica sobre la formación humana incluida en los "Manuscritos Económico Filosóficos de 1844" de Marx. El artículo concluye con la defensa de la tesis de que el acceso a los clásicos es condición necesaria para la formación humana.

  9. Manifestaciones psiquiátricas desencadenadas por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Roberto Anselmo Ramos Valverde

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    La alta morbilidad de perturbaciones mentales y del comportamiento, desencadenada por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH), asombra a colaboradores cubanos en la ciudad de Maputo, capital de Mozambique. Solo apelando a los conocimientos actuales de la Psicoendocrinoneuroinmunologia, que describe la vinculación basada en la teoría de la complejidad de este suprasistema, que comparte receptores y mediadores químicos, se puede disipar el asombro y llegar a comprender la esencia científi...

  10. Cuentos: concurso cuento infantil Facultad de Ciencias Humanas 40 años

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    Ramírez, Andrea Natalia; Díaz, Óscar Orlando; Vélez Castaño, Hernán Darío

    2007-01-01

    Este volumen incluye los tres cuentos ganadores del concurso de cuento infantil celebrado con ocasión de la celebración de los 40 años de la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas. / Contenido. Preliminares; Capítulo 1 - Señor destino, hada vida; Capítulo 2 - Amor de príncipe; Capítulo 3 - Monos y sábados; Anexos.

  11. La energía humana el esfuerzo físico

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    Luis Suárez Flórez

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Se llama la atención sobre la energía humana, su importancia como elemento de productividad y como principio ó quizás como fin de la actividad deportiva. Se estudia el máximo esfuerzo físico, así como también algunos conceptos acerca de la energía aeróbica y la energía anaeróbica.

  12. Posibles Efectos en la Salud Humana por Ingestión Excesiva de Fluoruros

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    Rodolfo Trejo Vázquez

    2005-01-01

    Se presenta un compendio de información relacionada con los beneficios asociados a la ingesta de dosis correctas de fluoruros, sobre los procedimientos para medir la concentración de éstos en el agua y sobre los efectos que puede causar a la salud humana la ingestión de cantidades inmoderadamente altas de fluoruros; y también sobre algunas maneras de atenuación de estos efectos indeseables

  13. Hospital Compare

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find...

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A list of hospital ratings for the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). HCAHPS is a national, standardized survey of hospital...

  15. Aspectos médico legales de la clonación humana

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    Marco Mairena Navarro

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Las técnicas de reproducción asistida, y entre ellas la clonación humana, suscitan interrogantes éticas. Su empleo promete beneficios para la humanidad y, específicamente para parejas infértiles la satisfacción de ser madres y padres. En este artículo se debaten las regulaciones y las implicaciones jurídicas de dicha actividad, actualizándonos en el acontecer mundial y nacional del tema. Se argumenta que la clonación humana ya es una realidad y como si esta técnica se regula promueve la vida y la dignidad humanas. Además se propone que esta técnica se entiende mejor no en términos moralistas, sino contextuales que responden a situaciones reales de la vida, específicamente una ética de la responsabilidad.The techniques of assisted reproduction, among them human cloning, rises ethical questions. Their use promises benefits for humanity and, specifically for infertile couples, the satisfaction of being parents. This article discusses the regulations and juridical implications of this activity, trying to take us into the actual international and national reality. lt is argued that human cloning promotes human life and dignity. In addition, it is proposed that this technique is best understood not in moralistic terms, but rather in terms of contexts that respond to real life situations, specifically an ethics of responsibility.

  16. PROPUESTA DE UN MODELO DE GESTION HUMANA Y CULTURA ORGANIZACIONAL PARA PyMES INNOVADORAS

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    RAFAEL IGNACIO PEREZ URIBE

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available La gestión humana y cultura organizacional son conceptos inseparables en cualquier tipo de organización y han sido tratados extensamente en el ámbito académico general, pero no en el caso de las PyMES. Las condiciones sociales, económicas y culturales de este nuevo siglo hacen imprescindible que las empresas medianas y pequeñas sean altamente creativas, innovadoras, se adapten ágilmente a los cambios, sobrevivan y crezcan, y para lograrlo necesariamente deben contar con una fuerza laboral comprometida, capacitada y motivada, que trabaje en busca del logro de la misión de la organización, pero que a la vez sienta que están logrando satisfacer sus deseos, expectativas y necesidades más profundas. En este artículo se revisan algunos planteamientos que profundizan sobre gestión humana y cultura organizacional de manera integral y que sirven de guía básica temática para el diseño de un modelo de gestión humana.

  17. Competencias distintivas en las pymes: un aporte desde gestión humana

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    Gregorio Calderón Hernández

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de establecer de qué manera se está apoyando la competitividad por parte de la gestión humana en las pymes, se adelantó una investigación en 16 pequeñas y medianas unidades productivas de Manizales, en donde se estudiaron las competencias distintivas que más inciden sobre los factores de competitividad empresarial. Desde el punto de vista teórico se tomaron el enfoque sistémico de la competitividad, la teoría de recursos y capacidades, y la perspectiva estratégica de la gestión humana. Se contrastaron las competencias distintivas en las pymes seleccionadas y se analizaron los hallazgos a partir del modelo teórico construido. El abordaje empírico se hizo desde un enfoque cualitativo, realizando entrevistas a los gerentes o responsables de gestión humana de estas unidades productivas.

  18. Norovirus - hospital

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    Gastroenteritis - norovirus; Colitis - norovirus; Hospital acquired infection - norovirus ... fluids ( dehydration ). Anyone can become infected with norovirus. Hospital patients who are very old, very young, or ...

  19. Análisis multisistémico de la comunicación humana

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    José Torregrosa-Azor

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available En aquest article es presenta el mètode multisistèmic per a l’anàlisi de la comunicació humana. En primer lloc, es fa una revisió del concepte comunicació humana multisistèmica que s’entén com l’intercanvi de missatges complexos que es transmeten mitjançant una modalitat combinatòria de canals físics i somàtics. Aquests missatges són codificats i descodificats per sistemes semiòtics semblants, però alhora distints, que es coestructuren internament i s’interrelacionen els uns amb els altres amb l’únic objectiu de comunicar. Així doncs, la  comunicació humana multisistèmica no només és possible a través del sistema lingüístic que ens caracteritza y diferencia com a espècie, sinó que, a més a més, hi intervenen altres sistemes semiòtics que es coestructuren internament, s’interrelacionen els uns amb els altres i són coexpressius amb el llenguatge verbal. En segon lloc, es descriuen les investigacions més rellevants en aquest camp que examinen la correlació que es produeix entre els diferents sistemes semiòtics de la comunicació humana -principalment, llenguatge, parallenguatge i kinèsica-. Per tant, l’anàlisi de la comunicació humana multisistèmica estudia no només la diversitat de sistemes semiòtics que interactuen i s’interrelacionen, sinó també els mecanismes que regulen la relació que s’hi estableix. És per això que es considera el concepte de ‘sistema’ fonamentat en la Teoria General de Sistemes, i es justifica la selecció del mot ‘multisistèmic’ com l’alternativa més clara i inequívoca. Finalment, s’exposa el procés d’anàlisi multisistèmic, la descripció de les fases analítiques i els mètodes emprats, així com també la selecció dels instruments d’anàlisi que s’hi fan servir.

  20. Bee Fauna and Floral Abundance Within Lawn-Dominated Suburban Yards in Springfield, MA.

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    Lerman, S B; Milam, J

    2016-09-01

    Private yards comprise a significant component of urban lands, with managed lawns representing the dominant land cover. Lawns blanket > 163,000 km(2) of the United States, and 50% of urban and suburban areas. When not treated with herbicides, lawns have the capacity to support a diversity of spontaneous (e.g., not planted) flowers, with the potential to provide nectar and pollen resources for pollinators such as native bees. In order to determine the extent to which suburban lawns support these important species, we surveyed lawns in 17 suburban yards in Springfield, MA, between May and September 2013 and 2014. Householders participating in the study did not apply chemical pesticides or herbicides to lawns for the duration of the study. We collected 5,331 individual bees, representing 111 species, and 29% of bee species reported for the state. The majority of species were native to North America (94.6%), nested in soil (73%), and solitary (48.6%). Species richness was lower for oligolectic (specialists on a single plant; 9.9%) and parasitic species (12.6%). Abundance percentages for number of individuals were similar. We documented 63 plant species in the lawns, the majority of which were not intentionally planted. The most abundant lawn flowers were dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and clover (Trifolium sp.). Nearly 30% of the spontaneous plant species growing in the lawns were native to North America. Our study suggests that the spontaneous lawn flowers could be viewed as supplemental floral resources and support pollinators, thereby enhancing the value of urban green spaces.

  1. Bee Fauna and Floral Abundance Within Lawn-Dominated Suburban Yards in Springfield, MA

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    Lerman, S.B.; Milam, J.

    2016-01-01

    Private yards comprise a significant component of urban lands, with managed lawns representing the dominant land cover. Lawns blanket > 163,000 km2 of the United States, and 50% of urban and suburban areas. When not treated with herbicides, lawns have the capacity to support a diversity of spontaneous (e.g., not planted) flowers, with the potential to provide nectar and pollen resources for pollinators such as native bees. In order to determine the extent to which suburban lawns support these important species, we surveyed lawns in 17 suburban yards in Springfield, MA, between May and September 2013 and 2014. Householders participating in the study did not apply chemical pesticides or herbicides to lawns for the duration of the study. We collected 5,331 individual bees, representing 111 species, and 29% of bee species reported for the state. The majority of species were native to North America (94.6%), nested in soil (73%), and solitary (48.6%). Species richness was lower for oligolectic (specialists on a single plant; 9.9%) and parasitic species (12.6%). Abundance percentages for number of individuals were similar. We documented 63 plant species in the lawns, the majority of which were not intentionally planted. The most abundant lawn flowers were dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and clover (Trifolium sp.). Nearly 30% of the spontaneous plant species growing in the lawns were native to North America. Our study suggests that the spontaneous lawn flowers could be viewed as supplemental floral resources and support pollinators, thereby enhancing the value of urban green spaces. PMID:27651546

  2. Intestinal parasitic infections in suburban government schools, Lak Hok subdistrict, Muang Pathum Thani, Thailand

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    Sirima Kitvatanachai; Pochong Rhongbutsri

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To provide baseline information of parasitic infections in 3 suburban government schools, Lakhok subdistrict of Muang Pathum Thani, Thailand. Methods: This study was conducted between May-June 2010 using simple direct smear and modified formalin ether and from a population of 1 253 in 3 suburban government schools. Results: Total samples of 202 registered and participated. The average of prevalence of infection from 3 schools was 13.9%, there were 13.7%, 14.3%and 13.9%in N, S and R school, respectively with no significant difference between schools (P>0.05). The infection rates did not show significant difference between genders (P>0.05). The highest rate of infection was 20.4%in Pathom 2 (8 years) students and the lowest was 4%in Pathom 1 (7 years) with statistically difference between age groups (P<0.05). The highest prevalence of pathogenic protozoa was Giardia lamblia (G. lamblia) which was found in 50%of infected cases, followed by 25%of Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica) and Blastocystis hominis (B. hominis). The highest prevalence of non-pathogenic protozoa was Endolimax nana (E. nana) which was found in 88.9%, followed by 11.1%of Entamoeba coli (E. coli). Mixed infections between Blastocystis hominis (B. hominis) and Endolimax nana (E. nana) were reported at 7.1%. The only helminthic infection found in this study area was hookworm, found in 1 student (3.8%). The formalin ether concentration technique showed a higher efficacy of detection (78%-100%) than the simple direct smear method (0%-50%). Conclusions: Surveillance of Protozoan infections may need to be focused on suburban areas.

  3. Suburban watershed nitrogen retention: Estimating the effectiveness of stormwater management structures

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    Benjamin J. Koch

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Excess nitrogen (N is a primary driver of freshwater and coastal eutrophication globally, and urban stormwater is a rapidly growing source of N pollution. Stormwater best management practices (BMPs are used widely to remove excess N from runoff in urban and suburban areas, and are expected to perform under a wide variety of environmental conditions. Yet the capacity of BMPs to retain excess N varies; and both the variation and the drivers thereof are largely unknown, hindering the ability of water resource managers to meet water quality targets in a cost-effective way. Here, we use structured expert judgment (SEJ, a performance-weighted method of expert elicitation, to quantify the uncertainty in BMP performance under a range of site-specific environmental conditions and to estimate the extent to which key environmental factors influence variation in BMP performance. We hypothesized that rain event frequency and magnitude, BMP type and size, and physiographic province would significantly influence the experts’ estimates of N retention by BMPs common to suburban Piedmont and Coastal Plain watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay region. Expert knowledge indicated wide uncertainty in BMP performance, with N removal efficiencies ranging from 40%. Experts believed that the amount of rain was the primary identifiable source of variability in BMP efficiency, which is relevant given climate projections of more frequent heavy rain events in the mid-Atlantic. To assess the extent to which those projected changes might alter N export from suburban BMPs and watersheds, we combined downscaled estimates of rainfall with distributions of N loads for different-sized rain events derived from our elicitation. The model predicted higher and more variable N loads under a projected future climate regime, suggesting that current BMP regulations for reducing nutrients may be inadequate in the future.

  4. Phosphorus Retention in Stormwater Control Structures across Streamflow in Urban and Suburban Watersheds

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    Shuiwang Duan

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies have shown that stormwater control measures (SCMs are less effective at retaining phosphorus (P than nitrogen. We compared P retention between two urban/suburban SCMs and their adjacent free-flowing stream reaches at the Baltimore Long-Term Ecological Study (LTER site, and examined changes in P retention in SCMs across flow conditions. Results show that, when compared with free-flowing stream reaches, the SCMs had significantly lower dissolved oxygen (%DO and higher P concentrations, as well as lower mean areal retention rates and retention efficiencies of particulate P (PP. In all the SCMs, concentrations of total dissolved phosphorus (TDP consistently exhibited inverse correlations with %DO that was lower during summer base flows. Particulate phosphorus (PP concentrations peaked during spring high flow period in both streams and in-line pond/SCMs, but they were also higher during summer base flows in suburban/urban SCMs. Meanwhile, PP areal retention rates and retention efficiencies of the SCMs changed from positive (indicating retention during high flows to negative (indicating release during low flows, while such changes across flow were not observed in free-flowing stream reaches. We attribute the changing roles of SCMs from a PP sink to a PP source to changes in SCM hydrologic mass balances, physical sedimentation and biogeochemical mobilization across flows. This study demonstrates that in suburban/urban SCMs, P retained during high flow events can be released during low flows. Cultivation of macrophytes and/or frequent sediment dredging may provide potential solutions to retaining both P and nitrogen in urban SCMs.

  5. Performance Analysis of Relays in LTE for a Realistic Suburban Deployment Scenario

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    Coletti, Claudio; Mogensen, Preben; Irmer, Ralf

    2011-01-01

    -effectiveness have been widely investigated in the literature, considering mainly statistical deployment scenarios, like regular networks with uniform traffic distribution. This paper is envisaged to illustrate the performances of different relay technologies (In-Band/Out-band) in a realistic suburban network......Relays are likely to play an important role in the deployment of Beyond 3G networks, such as LTE-Advanced, thanks to the possibility of effectively extending Macro network coverage and fulfilling the expected high data-rate requirements. Up until now, the relay technology potential and its cost...... of a lower frequency carrier at the Macro layer guarantee better network coverage and capacity improvements....

  6. Seasonal abundance of Aedes albopictus in selected urban and suburban areas in Penang, Malaysia.

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    Rozilawati, H; Zairi, J; Adanan, C R

    2007-06-01

    Ovitrap surveillance was conducted in a selected urban area and suburban area, ie. Taman Permai Indah(TPI) and Kampung Pasir Gebu (KPG) in Penang for 14 months. It was found that Aedes albopictus was the most abundant Aedes species in both study areas, even though a small percentage of Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus were found to breed simultaneously in the same ovitrap. This study indicated that the main dengue vector was Ae. albopictus. A strong correlation was found between rainfall and egg population in both of the study sites (r = 0.982 and r = 0.918).

  7. Unlocking Miami’s suburban gated communities: a semiotic and iconographic approach

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    Franziska Pufe

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Since the end of the 1990s, gated residential neighbourhoods have moved into the focus of an interdisciplinary scientific community. Asking why they have loomed in the last two decades, the majority of publications find the answer in an increased fear of crime, a widened socio-economic polarisation and a wish to privatise public goods. Arguing from a constructivist and critical point of view, chiefly with respect to the ideas of the new cultural geography, I assert in the context of Miami that these generalisations have to be challenged, particularly since there are many to be found in suburban spaces.

  8. STILL AROUND? BARRIERS TO ENTRY IN SOLO MEDICAL PRACTICE IN SUBURBAN SETTINGS

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    Roger Lee Mendoz

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Unlike many other countries, only 19% of physicians remain independent or solo practitioners in the United States. This study seeks to determine if entry barriers to solo practice exist in physician services markets with a predominantly suburban patient base. Any entry barrier will play a critical role in a wide variety of competition and income-related issues in these markets. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study hypothesizes that substantial deterrence to entry is present in suburban settings where physician competition is typically much less than metropolitan areas. Information about their competitive position was obtained from solo primary care physicians (PCPs and specialists in southern New Jersey municipalities. Two-sample t - tests (α =0.05 ascertained whether the means differences of these two groups are statistically significant for the population from which they were sampled. Regression coefficients were computed for the magnitude of differences in barrier impact between samples. RESULTS Adapting the Orr model, E = ß0 e ß 1 (πp -π* e ß 2 Q . S ß 3 µ, to this study allowed us to estimate the overall height of entry barriers to suburban solo practice. The study finds that entry barriers tend to have moderate effects on PCPs, with the exception of legal and regulatory compliance which are just as burdensome to specialists. Risk and insurance, capital, advertising, research and development (R & D as well as market concentration are far more challenging to solo specialists mainly due to overuse of already costly tests, procedures, and medications by specialists for "defensive medicine," and heavy reliance on specialists by PCPs. Labor costs are associated with several barriers. CONCLUSION Despite their declining population, market entry (and presumably survival of solo physicians is not as straightforward of a phenomenon as conjectural and anecdotal evidence might suggest. Medical specialty offers an explanatory variable

  9. Computation of a Suburban Night Train Timetable Based on Key Performance Indicators

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    Schittenhelm, Bernd; Landex, Alex

    2010-01-01

    Timetable evaluation can be based on a set of key performance indicators. This article presents six essential key performance indicators: Fixed interval service frequency, direct connections, transfer waiting time, use of dedicated rolling stock, dedicated train personnel, dedicated tracks...... and travel time. A short description and specific calculation method is given for each of these. The article recommends three different approaches for dividing the railway network into sections of analysis in regards to the key performance indicators. Three timetable variants for suburban night trains...

  10. Ch. Dokou on Bernice M. Murphy's The Suburban Gothic in American Popular Culture.

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    Full Text Available Bernice M. Murphy, The Suburban Gothic in American Popular Culture. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Pp. 236. ISBN: 98-0-230-21810-9Studies in pop culture have the advantage of dealing with material that is more or less familiar to a wide majority of readers and, what is more, appreciated for what it is: the enjoyable—hence surviving and proliferating—collective currency of concepts, facts and views, crude yet effective, by which a culture defines and establishes itself and ...

  11. DIGNIDAD HUMANA: RECONOCIMIENTO Y OPERACIONALIZACIÓN DEL CONCEPTO DIGNIDADE HUMANA: RECONHECIMENTO E OPERACIONALIZAÇÃO DO CONCEITO HUMAN DIGNITY: CONCEPT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND OPERATIONALIZATION

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    Monique Pyrrho

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    Full Text Available La dignidad humana, presente en la Declaración de los Derechos Humanos e incluso en recientes declaraciones internacionales sobre bioética, recibió últimamente duras críticas como referente bioético. El uso impreciso del término "dignidad", sin una clara definición, al ser atribuido al individuo como valor innato y desvinculado de sus referencias culturales, culmina en su sustitución por un concepto más claro y operacional: el de "autonomía". El presente trabajo enfrenta la cuestión conceptual de la dignidad humana como construcción relacional que se obtiene mediante el reconocimiento del otro. De esta manera, este término, más amplio y móvil históricamente que el concepto principialista de autonomía, incorpora en su definición y operacionalización las diversidades individuales, sociales y culturales.O conceito de dignidade human a presente na Declaração dos Direitos Humanos e inclusive em recentes declarações internacionais de bioética, ganhou últimamente duras críticas como referencial bioético. O uso impreciso do termo "dignidade", sem uma clara definição, ao ser atribuido ao indivíduo como valor inato e desvinculado de seus referenciais culturais, culmina com sua substituição por um conceito mais claro e operacional de "autonomia". O presente trabalho enfrenta a questão conceitual da dignidade humana como construção relacional que se obtêm mediante o reconhecimento do outro. Desta maneira, este termo, mais amplo e históricamente móvel que o conceito principialista de autonomia, incorpora em sua definição e operacionalização as diversidades individuais, sociais e culturais.Human dignity, present in the Declaration of Human Rights and also in recent international declarations on bioethics, has currently received harsh criticism as a bioethical term. The imprecise use of the term "dignity", without a clear definition, attributed to the individual as innate value and disconnected from its cultural

  12. Urban and suburban lifestyles and residential preferences in a highly urbanized society Urbane en suburbane leefstijlen en woonvoorkeuren in een samenleving onder verstedelijkingsdruk. Resultaten op basis van case onderzoek in Gent (Vlaanderen, België

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    Georges Allaert

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    Full Text Available It is widely recognized that cities nowadays are confronted with (new challenges like segregation and suburbanisation. This paper explores the idea that these processes are related with residential choices (or preferences made by residents with divergent lifestyles and value patterns. The paper focuses on differences between urban and suburban lifestyles and residential preferences. Firstly the concept of lifestyles in general, and urban and suburban lifestyles more specifically, are approached. Secondly the results of a quantitative survey amongst residents within four neighbourhoods in the Ghent Region, a city in Belgium, are presented. This survey confirms that residents of urban and suburban zones have divergent lifestyles, but only for behavioural aspects, such as : private property protection, status behaviour and ecological behaviour. This results however in a social-spatial inequality and polarization between the urban centres and the suburban fringe. The shared aims amongst urban as well as suburban residents for a more secure residential environment and the ideal of the detached single-family house with private garden situated within a purely residential area, were identified as drivers for future suburban migrations. These residential preferences might cause (further suburbanisation but do not need to lead to segregated social communities, since living with peers does not seem to be a driver for migration in Flanders, Belgium.Heel wat steden worden vandaag de dag geconfronteerd met een toenemende of voortschrijdende segregatie en suburbanisatie. Deze maatschappelijke en ruimtelijke processen worden in deze paper in verband gebracht met concrete woonkeuzes of -voor­keuren van de bewoners en met hun specifieke leefstijlen. In eerste instantie wordt in de paper stilgestaan bij het concept leefstijl, waarbij een onderscheid wordt gemaakt tussen latente leefstijlen, gerelateerd aan normen, waarden en karaktereigenschappen van de

  13. High-Risk Geographic Mobility Patterns among Young Urban and Suburban Persons who Inject Drugs and their Injection Network Members.

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    Boodram, Basmattee; Hotton, Anna L; Shekhtman, Louis; Gutfraind, Alexander; Dahari, Harel

    2017-09-05

    Young people in the USA who inject drugs, particularly those at a risk of residence instability, experience the highest incidence of hepatitis C (HCV) infections. This study examined associations between geographic mobility patterns and sociodemographic, behavioral, and social network characteristics of 164 young (ages 18-30) persons who inject drugs (PWID). We identified a potential bridge sub-population who reported residence in both urban and suburban areas in the past year (crossover transients) and higher-risk behaviors (receptive syringe sharing, multiple sex partners) compared to their residentially localized counterparts. Because they link suburban and urban networks, crossover transients may facilitate transmission of HIV and HCV between higher and lower prevalence areas. Interventions should address risk associated with residential instability, particularly among PWID who travel between urban and suburban areas.

  14. Comprehensive assessment of toxic metals in urban and suburban street deposited sediments (SDSs) in the biggest metropolitan area of China.

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    Shi, G; Chen, Z; Bi, C; Li, Y; Teng, J; Wang, L; Xu, S

    2010-03-01

    A set of toxic metals, i.e. As, Hg, Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn, Ni and Cr, in urban and suburban SDSs were investigated comparatively in the biggest metropolitan area of China, Shanghai. Results showed that all of the metals except As were accumulated greatly, much higher than background values. Geo-accumulation index indicated that metal contamination in urban SDSs was generally heavier than that in suburban SDSs. Potential ecological risk index demonstrated that overall risks caused by metals were considerable. Cd contributed 52% to the overall risk. Multivariate statistical analysis revealed that in urban SDSs, Zn, Ni, Cd, Pb, Cu and Cr were related to traffic and industry; coal combustion led to elevated levels of Hg; soil parent materials controlled As contents. In suburban SDSs, Pb, Cu, As and Cd largely originated from traffic pollution; Zn, Ni and Cr were associated with industrial contaminants; Hg was mainly from domestic solid waste.

  15. Review of Overlandflow Quality in Densely Settled Sub-Urban Areas

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    S Sudarmadji

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    Full Text Available The study aims to analyse quality of water from overlandflow in the sub-urban area having high of to houses, in the Sinduharjo, Sleman regency. In the sub urban area, the run off originated from paved and impermeable are which is not uniformaly distributed over the area. Run off is iniated from detention storage and overlandflow. Therefore any water pollution of the runoof begin from overlandflow which dissolves constituent within the soil and rock materials. Land cover also determines the dispersion agent of rain water thus the affect the material dissolved in the water. As an input into the catchment system, rainfall affects overlandflow, quantitative, and qualitatively. Overlandflow from open space in the sub-urban area was evaluated based on physical and chemical characteristics. Overlandflow from urban area has chemical parameters such as C, NO2, NO3, and PO4 are higher than those in overlandflow from rural area which is covered by forest and garden. Overlandflow shows BOD and COD in relatively high concentration. Overlandflow is not recomended to be discharge into infiltration wells, unless it is free from parts having high significant contamination.

  16. Performance study of vegetated sequencing batch coal slag bed treating domestic wastewater in suburban area

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    Chan, S.Y.; Tsang, Y.F.; Chua, H.; Sin, S.N.; Cui, L.H. [Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (China)

    2008-06-15

    A practical and affordable wastewater treatment system serving small community in suburban areas was studied. The system was a vegetated sequencing batch coal slag bed integrated with the rhythmical movement of wastewater and air like that of a sequencing batch reactor. The removal mechanisms capitalized on the pollutant removal process in conventional constructed wetland. Cyperus alternifolius was planted into the coal slag bed to form a novel plant-soil-microbial interactive system. Nutrients in the domestic wastewater, which cause environmental nuisance like eutrophication, were targeted to be eliminated by the process design. Operated with the contact time of 18 h, the treatment systems achieved around 60% removal efficiency for carbonaceous matters. The removals of ammonia nitrogen and phosphorus were about 50% and 40%, respectively, while the removal of total suspended solids was approaching 80%. From the current study.. the construction cost of the vegetated sequencing batch coal slag bed was 256 RMB/m{sup 3} and the operation cost was 0.13 RMB/m{sup 3}. With the advantages of ease of operation, low costs, desirable treatment efficiency and aesthetic value, the vegetated sequencing batch coal slag bed is proposed to be an alternative for onsite domestic wastewater treatment in suburban areas.

  17. Examples of landscape indicators for assessing environmental conditions and problems in urban and suburban areas

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    Martin-Duque, J. F.; Godfrey, A.; Diez, A.; Cleaves, E.; Pedraza, J.; Sanz, M.A.; Carrasco, R.M.; Bodoque, J.; Brebbia, C.A.; Martin-Duque, J.F.; Wadhwa, L.C.

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    Geo-indicators can help to assess environmental conditions in city urban and suburban areas. Those indicators should be meaningful for understanding environmental changes. From examples of Spanish and American cities, geo-indicators for assessing environmental conditions and changes in urban and suburban areas are proposed. The paper explore two types of geo-indicators. The first type presents general information that can be used to indicate the presence of a broad array of geologic conditions, either favouring or limiting various kinds of uses of the land. The second type of geo-indicator is the one most commonly used, and as a group most easily understood; these are site and problem specific and they are generally used after a problem is identified. Among them, watershed processes, seismicity and physiographic diversity are explained in more detail. A second dimension that is considered when discussing geo-indicators is the issue of scale. Broad scale investigations, covering extensive areas are only efficient at cataloguing general conditions common to much of the area or some outstanding feature within the area. This type of information is best used for policy type decisions. Detailed scale investigations can provide information about local conditions, but are not efficient at cataloguing vast areas. Information gathered at the detailed level is necessary for project design and construction.

  18. Parasite egg contamination of vegetables from a suburban market in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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    Uga, S; Hoa, N T V; Noda, S; Moji, K; Cong, L; Aoki, Y; Rai, S K; Fujimaki, Y

    2009-06-01

    Helminth egg contamination of vegetables purchased at suburban market in Hanoi, Vietnam was examined. A total of 317 vegetables were examined and 82 (26%) were revealed to be positive for parasite eggs. Of the 15 varieties, 13 were positive except for horseradish and cucumber. Contamination was highest in leafy vegetables (31%), followed by root vegetables (17%) and fruit vegetables (3%). Throughout the survey, five species of parasite eggs were found: Ascaris sp., Trichuris sp., Toxocara sp., Taenia sp. and Ascaridia galli. In the interview with the villagers, 121 (81%) of 149 adult villagers stated that they usually use not only animal feces but also human feces as a fertilizer. Throughout the survey, a total of 453 eggs were recovered. Number of eggs recovered from vegetables was higher in the dry season (355 eggs) than in the rainy season (98 eggs). The study revealed that vegetables purchased at a market in suburban Hanoi (Vietnam) were highly contaminated with parasite eggs excreted by humans and animals. Considering the eating habits of the Vietnamese and the 17% embryonation rate of detected parasites, vegetables seem to play an important role in soil-transmitted helminth infection in this country.

  19. The agriburb: recalling the suburban side of Ontario, California's agricultural colonization.

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    Sandul, Paul J P

    2010-01-01

    This essay spotlights the development of Ontario, California, in the last decades of the nineteenth century. It demonstrates that many agricultural communities in California, particularly so-called agricultural colonies, represent a unique rural suburban type labeled here as "agriburbs." Agriburbs, such as Ontario, were communities consciously planned, developed, and promoted based on the drive for profit in emerging agricultural markets. Advertised as the perfect mix of rural and urban, they promised a superior middle-class lifestyle. On the one hand, agriburbs evoked the myths of agrarian security and virtue, a life on a farm in an environment that was good for both soil and soul. On the other hand, agriburbs were ideally urbane but not urban because of their many amenities that represented cultural symbols of modernity, refinement, and progress. An understanding of California's agriburbs deepens an appreciation for both the growth and development of California at the turn of the twentieth century and the diversity of suburban types across the American landscape.

  20. Prevalence of Intestinal Protozoans among Schoolchildren in Suburban Areas near Yangon, Myanmar

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    Kim, Min-Jae; Jung, Bong-Kwang; Cho, Jaeeun; Kim, Deok-Gyu; Song, Hyemi; Lee, Keon-Hoon; Cho, Seon; Htoon, Thi Thi; Tin, Htay Htay; Chai, Jong-Yil

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    Although intestinal protozoans are common etiologies of diarrhea, few studies have been conducted in Myanmar. This study planned to investigate the prevalence of Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba histolytica, and Endolimax nana among schoolchildren and their guardians in suburban areas near Yangon, Myanmar. We performed a cross-sectional survey among schoolchildren and their guardians from 7 primary schools in South Dagon and Hlaing Thar Yar districts, Yangon, Myanmar. Stool samples were observed with a microscope after concentration technique and iodine staining. Total 821 stool samples, including 556 from schoolchildren and 265 from guardians, were examined. The median age was 6 years old for schoolchildren and 36 years old for guardians. A 53.1% of the school children and 14.6 % of the guardians were males. The overall prevalence of each intestinal protozoan species was as follows: 3.4% (28/821) for G. lamblia; 3.5% (29/821) for E. coli; 1.2% (10/821) for E. histoytica, and 3.0% for E. nana. This study showed that intestinal protozoans are common in primary schoolchildren and their guardians in suburban areas near Yangon, Myanmar. Health interventions, such as hand washing education, improvement of sanitation, and establishment of water purification systems are urgently needed in this area. PMID:27417092

  1. Factors influencing wastewater management performance: case study of housing estates in suburban Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Sujaritpong, Sarunya; Nitivattananon, Vilas

    2009-01-01

    As population densities have risen and settlements become increasingly crowded, wastewater effluent volumes have, not unexpectedly, also risen. The adverse impacts of effluent from housing estates (HEs) in suburban areas of Thailand, served by local wastewater management (WWM) systems, are of particular concern. Because of this problem, which reflects the poor performance of WWM systems, it has become increasingly important that the pivotal factors that hinder WWM improvements be identified and effective solutions be proposed and implemented. The goal of the research described in this paper was to determine the critical factors influencing WWM performance at HEs in suburban Bangkok, using multiple regression analysis. Three significant factors encompassing financial, social, institutional and general aspects were identified for each type of WWM system (community centralized and onsite). For the community centralized system, the key factors were house price, type of organization managing the HE, and the attitudes of the organization. For onsite systems, the three factors were total number of house units, direct experience with water pollution and percentage of occupied houses. These findings reflect the importance of having a WWM that employs an integrated approach rather than focusing on specific aspects in isolation from other factors. WWM performance could be improved if significant factors indicating high priority concerns were to be identified and properly applied. Addressing the priority concerns could, consequently, contribute to the development of appropriate environmental management measures, plans, and policies related to HE WWM.

  2. "How will I explain why we live behind a wall?" La Zona (2007 as suburban gothic narrative

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    This paper argues that Rodrigo Pla’s film La Zona (2007, set ina privileged, self-governing gated community in Mexico City,replicates many of the North American variety of the SuburbanGothic’s most characteristic preoccupations, albeit in a LatinAmerican setting, and with reference to specifically regionaleconomic and political anxieties. The paper also discusses theways in which the Suburban Gothic so often serves as a meansof expressing specifically middle-class anxieties about therelationship between the privileged and the disenfranchised, inthis instance, specifically Mexican anxieties about the libertiesafforded to the wealthy and the ramifications of police corruptionand political cronyism.

  3. Understanding Metropolitan Living: Description and Evaluation of a Cooperative City--Suburban Program for Urban Students in the 1970s. Summer Progress Report.

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    Hall, Betty; Levine, Daniel U.

    Understanding Metropolitan Living (UML) was a cooperative summer school sponsored and conducted by a suburban school district in Johnson County, Kansas, and the central city school districts in Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. A six-week instructional program was conducted between June 8 and July 17, 1970, for 40 suburban students…

  4. "Give a Brotha a Break!": The Experiences and Dilemmas of Middle-Class African American Male Students in White Suburban Schools

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    Gordon, Beverly M.

    2012-01-01

    Background/Context: Today, in the era of the first African American president, approximately one third of all African Americans live in suburban communities, and their children are attending suburban schools. Although most research on the education of African American students, particularly males, focuses on their plight in urban schooling, what…

  5. Fundamentos de la bioética. La calidad de la vida humana

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    Hackspiel Z. Maria Mercedes

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    Human life is the main concern of the fundamental ethic; moreover, life is the ontology problem by excellence. In other words, life is the being absolutely necessary to provide the fundament and condition the possibility for any other idea, value or principle, including of course the human deeds. This is to say there is absolutely nothing that can define human life that is not the own being, the human being is for each individual the totallity of the "I can". The "I can" is in reality an open life and openness is essencially opening to the future. The authentic knowledge of Iife is called understanding, and it is the knowledge of life itself.

    La preocupación ética fundamental es por la vida humana pero además la vida es el problema ontológico por excelencia. Es decir, la vida es el ser absolutamente necesario que sirve de fundamento y condición de posibilidad para toda otra idea, valor o principio, incluyendo naturalmente también los actos. En otras palabras, no hay absolutamente nada que pueda definir a la vida humana que no sea la propia existencia, la existencia humana es para cada individuo la totalidad de los "Yo puedo". El "Yo puedo" es en verdad una vida abierta, y la apertura es esencialmente apertura al futuro. El auténtico conocimiento de la vida se denomina comprensión, y es un conocimiento de la vida por sí misma.

  6. Diagnóstico de la toxocarosis humana Diagnosis of human toxocarosis

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    La toxocarosis humana es una importante zoonosis parasitaria causada por formas larvarias de especies del género Toxocara, un parásito nematodo de los perros y los gatos. La migración de la larva por los diferentes tejidos blandos en el ser humano genera una serie de entidades clínicas en el paciente, tales como el síndrome de larva migrans visceral, la toxocarosis ocular y la neurotoxocarosis. El diagnóstico definitivo es mediante la histopatología en biopsias, pero resulta ser casi imposibl...

  7. Seguridad humana en Colombia: donde no hay bienestar no puede haber paz

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    Este artículo trata sobre los retos que amenazan a la soberanía clásica en el sistema internacional y, en especial, a la seguridad humana. Ésta, entendida como una concepción ampliada de la seguridad tradicional, refuerza la idea del individuo como centro de las relaciones internacionales y pone su seguridad por encima de la seguridad estatal. Asimismo, el surgimiento de nuevos actores hacen que la gobernabilidad estatal se vea debilitada a me...

  8. Avança la neurociència cap al control de la ment humana?

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    Morgado, Ignacio

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    L'optogenètica, una tecnologia desenvolupada en els últims deu anys, permet activar o desactivar voluntàriament en temps molt precisos les neurones que fan possible estats mentals particulars. Els seus resultats en la investigació amb rosegadors estan sorprenent als propis científics i el seu desenvolupament en un futur potser no llunyà pot constituir una manera revolucionària de penetració i control del cervell i la ment humana, fet que comporta associat tot un seguit de qüestions ètiques....

  9. de la persona humana en su integridad psicofísica

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    Federico Justiniano Robledo

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el proceso de reforma constitucional en la órbita provincial, con particular referencia a los límites del Poder Constituyente. Se sostiene que el Poder Constituyente provincial debe preservar los derechos derivados de la dignidad de la persona humana en su integridad psicofísica. Desde esta perspectiva –con miras a futuras reformas constitucionales provinciales– se examina la constitucionalidad de la esterilización a la luz de la Constitución Nacional, tratados internacionales de derechos humanos con jerarquía constitucional, y declaraciones internacionales.

  10. Una apuesta por la comprensión humana en nuestros contextos educativos

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    Tesis (Magister en educación). Universidad Católica de Manizales, Facultad de Educación, 2012 La presente obra, pone en evidencia algunas problemáticas sociales de nuestra realidad actual, que abarcan aspectos desde lo cultural, lo axiológico, lo ecológico, hasta el desarrollo del pensamiento, en aras de potenciar la comprensión humana. El concepto de comprensión – explicación; identificación – proyección han convocado ciertos autores, que se han preocupado por indagar las causalidades de ...

  11. Formación humana en la universidad. Retos y posibilidades

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    Patricia Muriel Rojas, Claudia; Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali

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    El presente artículo parte de la reflexión sobre algunas representaciones dominantes en la formación universitaria relacionadas con la separación de la formación humana respecto a la formación disciplinar y con la construcción de lugares comunes desde el consenso. Se resalta el lugar de la formación universitaria como espacio de agenciamiento social para posteriormente abordar los retos de esta formación considerando las persistencias de la modernidad que la impactan. Finalmente, el artículo ...

  12. Por una comprensión adecuada de la dignidad humana

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    Krystian Complak

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Existe un cierto número de lugares comunes sobre la dignidad humana que hacen necesario distinguir entre dignidad personal (vinculada solo con un individuo determinado y dignidad ontológica (ligada además o antes que nada con el género humano. La primera es subjetiva y relativa, la segunda objetiva y absoluta. En otras palabras, la primera es independiente de la autovaloración que uno posee acerca de sí mismo. Todo examen de la dignidad debe partir de una definición del ser humano y la más apropiada es la surgida del enfoque cristiano del hombre como algo excepcional dentro de la naturaleza, a diferencia de otras concepciones que lo relativizan demasiado y por eso no son convenientes para plantear la dignidad humana como categoría incondicional. En este orden de ideas, no es fácil infringir la dignidad en cuestión. Para quebrantarla, se debe arrematar al hombre como representante de la raza humana. El acuerdo del individuo para acometer tal hecho está excluido. La dignidad humana es siempre de talante defensivo. Ella protege al hombre contra una violación de lo que es más humano en él. Por eso, hay que separarla de la libertad. A pesar de la conexión entre ambas categorías no se pueden equiparar. La persona es digna por cuanto es libre, pero no existe una dependencia en el sentido contrario. La dignidad es omnímoda. En caso de colisión entre esta y la libertad de palabra, cabe dar siempre la primacía al respeto por la primera. Por otro lado, es importante destacar que la dignidad nada tiene que ver con la calidad de vida; ya que en ese caso sería solo pertinente a quienes gozan de un elevado nivel del bienestar material, no a los pobres.

  13. Propiedades mecánicas de la dentina humana Mechanical properties of human dentin

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    Mª V. Fuentes Fuentes

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Puesto que la dentina es el mayor constituyente de la estructura dental, su microestructura y sus propiedades son los principales determinantes en casi todos los procedimientos de Odontología restauradora. Este artículo trata de las siguientes propiedades mecánicas de la dentina humana: la resistencia cohesiva, la microdureza y el módulo de elasticidad.Since dentin is the major constituent of the teeth, dentin microstructure and their properties are principal determinants of nearly all procedures in restorative dentistry. This paper is about following mechanical properties of human dentin: cohesive strength, microhardness and modulus of elasticity.

  14. Métodos de análise da severidade da patologia da marcha humana

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    Vieira, Alexandra Sofia Domingues

    2015-01-01

    A marcha humana é composta por um conjunto de movimentos complexos que dificultam a sua análise e o reconhecimento de padrões de marcha normais ou patológicos. O presente relatório descreve o projeto desenvolvido com o objetivo de apresentar dois métodos, capazes de avaliar a severidade da patologia de marcha e auxiliar a análise médica: análise cinética e análise cinemática. Na primeira fase do projeto foi escrita e submetida uma patente que descreve um sapato instrumentado, capaz de real...

  15. Evolución y emergencia de algunas enfermedades animales y humanas

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    Blancou, Jean M.

    2000-01-01

    La atención de la opinión pública está particularmente centrada desde hace unos años en la evolución de las enfermedades animales y humanas que pueden entrañar un riesgo sanitario. Aunque ese riesgo se ha exagerado considerablemente, si se compara con el que siempre ha existido en nuestro planeta, no debe sin embargo ser ignorado. En realidad, ese riesgo se basa en una tendencia a la evolución de los agentes patógenos que se observa actualmente, tanto en medicina veterinaria como en...

  16. Escuela de relaciones humanas y su aplicación en una empresa de telecomunicaciones

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    Ramos Lugo, Gloria Enith; Triana Gómez, Martha Lucía

    2007-01-01

    Este documento presenta un análisis sobre la forma como influyeron algunos conceptos estudiados en la Escuela de Relaciones Humanas de Elton Mayo, en la administración de la Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones de Colombia - Telecom, hoy reestructurada en la nueva organización llamada “Colombia Telecomunicaciones”, para el logro de sus objetivos dentro de un nuevo entorno competitivo y con nueva regulación en el sector de la telecomunicaciones. Así mismo se pretende dar una mirada crítica a...

  17. Papel de gestión humana en procesos de flexibilidad funcional en empresas colombianas

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    Cuervo Aullon, Mónica; Martínez Salazar, Pahola Mercedes; Yucuma Guzmán, Marcia Andrea

    2014-01-01

    Tesis (Maestría en Gerencia del Talento Humano). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, 2014 La flexibilidad funcional se refiere a la capacidad de una empresa para utilizar eficazmente su fuerza de trabajo variando la labor que desempeña ante modificaciones en el volumen de trabajo y las posibilidades que ofrecen las nuevas tecnologías. Se realiza el presente estudio de corte cualitativo en 39 medianas y grandes empresas de servicios colombianas del sector indu...

  18. A dignidade humana como afirmação histórica

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    Afonso Soares Oliveira Sobrinho

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Vivenciamos um mundo em que o econômico se sobrepõe ao político e as desigualdades sociais e culturais são tão marcantes e prevalece o consumismo sobre a vida tornando-a banal. A afirmação histórica da dignidade da pessoa humana como dimensão de direitos faz-se mister na busca pela efetividade dos direitos sociais no novo constitucionalismo.

  19. Relevancia e Inferencia: Procesos cognitivos propios de la comunicación humana

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    Constanza Moya Pardo

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende mostrar los planteamientos cognitivos más representativos de la Teoría de la Relevancia propuesta por Spelber & Wilson con respecto al modelo ostensivo-inferencial. Este modelo plantea un mecanismo deductivo explícito que da cuenta de los procesos y estrategias que permiten el paso del significado literal a la interpretación pragmática de los mensajes en el proceso de comunicación humana.

  20. A psicologia face aos novos progressos da genética humana

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    Rossano André Dal-Farra; Emerson Juliano Prates

    2004-01-01

    Os avanços da Genética contemporânea têm suscitado uma grande polêmica a respeito da gênese do homem e das possibilidades de agir sobre a biologia humana, repercutindo intensamente sobre os mais diversos ramos do conhecimento. Considerando a importância do tema, este texto pretende apresentar de forma sucinta os principais resultados de pesquisas sobre as bases genéticas do comportamento humano, com o foco voltado para a importância do profissional de Psicologia em questões relativas ao assun...

  1. La conducta simbólica humana : nueva orientación metodológica

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    Ángel RIVERA ARRIZABALAGA

    2004-01-01

    El presente trabajo constituye un intento de análisis de la conducta simbólica humana, por medio de una síntesis metodológica elaborada con las aportaciones de varias ciencias relacionadas con los seres humanos (Arqueología, Biología evolutiva, Neurología, Psicología y Sociología). El resultado es un modelo Psicobiológico sobre el comportamiento humano en todas sus fases de evolución cultural. Su desarrollo facilita el inicio de una nueva vía explicativa sobre el origen y evolución ...

  2. Disfunción tiroidea en adultos infectados por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Erika Abelleira; Graciela A De Cross; Fabián Pitoia

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    Los pacientes con infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (HIV) tienen una mayor prevalencia de disfunción tiroidea cuando se los compara con la población general. Las manifestaciones más frecuentemente observadas son: el síndrome del eutiroideo enfermo, la enfermedad de Graves y el hipotiroidismo subclínico. La relación entre el uso de la terapia antirretroviral y el incremento en la prevalencia de alteraciones tiroideas fue demostrada en varias series de pacientes. La enfermedad ...

  3. Métodos de gene tangeting en células humanas

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    Bernardi, María Alejandra

    2012-01-01

    Se diseñaron plásmidos, con los cuales fue posible obtener vectores AAV recombinantes (virus adenoasociados recombinantes) con el fin de aumentar la recombinación homóloga en células humanas y generar una modificación génica en un sitio de interés en el genoma humano. Esto se ha conseguido de manera efectiva, aunque la frecuencia de recombinación homóloga sigue siendo aún muy baja.

  4. Expressões faciais e emoções humanas levantamento bibliográfico

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo registrar um levantamento bibliográfico feito nas áreas de conhecimento de Enfermagem e Psicologia, sobre as expressões faciais e as emoções humanas. Visa auxiliar os profissionais de saúde a refletirem sobre a importância da face nas relações interpessoais, mostrando as pesquisas mais citadas em bibliografia específica, primeiro referente às crianças e depois aos adultos.

  5. El desarrollo como estrategia adaptativa: características exclusivas de la infancia humana

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    Español, Silvia

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta una hipótesis evolucionista acerca del desarrollo. Se compara la infancia humana con la de los primates no humanos y se describen sus rasgos exclusivos vinculados con la extensión y transformación del mundo emocional, la interacción adulto-bebé y la formación de procesos psicológicos complejos. Se argumenta a favor del papel constitutivo de las artes temporales en cada uno de los rasgos descriptos. This paper introduces an evolutionary hypothesis about developme...

  6. El desarrollo local a escala humana: experiencias de desarrollo comunitario en el sector salud. Chile

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    Peroni, Andrea

    2012-01-01

    El desarrollo local es controversial por  las limitaciones en las que se encuentra inserto. Por un lado la globalización arrasante y el crecimiento económico sin vinculación con la ética. Por otro lado, la falta de autonomía local y la desvinculación de las comunidades con los proyectos de desarrollo de mayor alcance. Dichas tensiones, invitan a cruzar fronteras y a pensar el desarrollo local a escala humana, como modelo orientador,  como germen de otra mirada del desarrollo humano. En el pre...

  7. La comunicación humana como objeto semiótico, una tarea en estudio

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    Riestra, Dora

    2007-01-01

    En la cultura occidental las relaciones entre las nociones y representaciones de lengua, lenguaje y pensamiento humanos han ido cambiando a lo largo de los siglos. En el transcurso del siglo XX, de los cruces producidos entre las teorías funcionalistas y los enfoques cognitivos en las teorías lingüísticas, las nociones de texto y discurso se resituaron como centro de la actividad comunicativa humana; al mismo tiempo, los enfoques pragmáticos fueron centrándose en nuevos objetos de investigaci...

  8. EL PRINCIPIO DE LA DIGNIDAD HUMANA COMO FUNDAMENTO DE UN BIODERECHO GLOBAL

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    Full Text Available El término dignidad posee muchos significados. Ello se debe a que designa una realidad muy rica, que puede ser contemplada desde diversas perspectivas. Entre dichas acepciones, destaca la que entiende la dignidad como un principio ético-jurídico, fundamento de la bioética y el bioderecho. El objetivo de este trabajo es aproximarnos, muy someramente, a dicho sentido. Para ello, se expondrán, brevemente, las concepciones personista y utilitarista del mismo. Finalmente, y como alternativa a las insuficiencias de estas visiones, se propone la concepción ontológica de la dignidad humana.

  9. La seguridad humana. De la seguridad de los Estados a la seguridad de las personas

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    La Seguridad humana es un término relativamente reciente acuñado por vez primera en el Informe sobre desarrollo humano del PNUD (Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo) de 1994. Este concepto trata de cambiar el concepto de seguridad tradicional enfocado hacia la protección del Estado frente a cualquier ataque a su soberanía, para tratar de enfocar la seguridad hacia la protección del individuo en cualquier ámbito de la vida, consiguiendo esto a través del desarrollo humano, térmi...

  10. Mejora humana y dopaje en la actual filosofía del deporte

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    lópez Frías, Francisco Javier

    2014-01-01

    Esta tesis parte del hecho de que resulta esencial realizar una reflexión crítica sobre el deporte. Éste no sólo ejemplifica algunas de las características y capacidades que consideramos como más propiamente humanas, sino que los seres humanos que nos vemos relacionados con el deporte nos hacemos a través de él. Esto ha sido una constante a lo largo de la Historia. No hay más que ver que todas las civilizaciones anteriores a la nuestra han tenido una actividad deportiva que ha resultado centr...

  11. Zur Genese der niederländischen Typoxylographien des Speculum humanae salvationis

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    Robbe, Joost Roger

    2013-01-01

    This article aims to reconstruct the genesis of the four typo-xylographic editions of the Speculum Humanae Salvationis (two in Latin and two in Dutch), which, from the 16th century onwards, have informed the debate on the origin of printing. The article first summarises the relevant philological...... and appealing to material evidence, this article presents a coherent picture of the genesis of the typo-xylographic works. It refines Stevenson’s dating of the editions, and offers more evidence for the dual-workshop thesis. Finally, this article puts forward the hypothesis that the original blockbook plans...

  12. Formación humana en la universidad. Retos y posibilidades

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    Patricia Muriel Rojas, Claudia; Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali

    2013-01-01

    El presente artículo parte de la reflexión sobre algunas representaciones dominantes en la formación universitaria relacionadas con la separación de la formación humana respecto a la formación disciplinar y con la construcción de lugares comunes desde el consenso. Se resalta el lugar de la formación universitaria como espacio de agenciamiento social para posteriormente abordar los retos de esta formación considerando las persistencias de la modernidad que la impactan. Finalmente, el artículo ...

  13. Manifestaciones orales y caries dental en niños expuestos al virus de inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Dávila L, María Elena; Gil M, Maritza A

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo Determinar las manifestaciones orales y caries dental en niños expuestos al virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH). Métodos Se estudiaron 37 niños que acuden a la consulta pediátrica del programa nacional  de control de SIDA (PRONASIDA-Lara). Se informó a padres y representantes sobre los objetivos del estudio y su carácter confidencial. El examen de la cavidad oral lo realizó un odontólogo, quien además indagó sobre historia de manifestaciones bucales y corroboró la información con...

  14. Mejora humana y dopaje en la actual filosofía del deporte

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    López Frías, Francisco Javier

    2014-01-01

    Esta tesis parte del hecho de que resulta esencial realizar una reflexión crítica sobre el deporte. Éste no sólo ejemplifica algunas de las características y capacidades que consideramos como más propiamente humanas, sino que los seres humanos que nos vemos relacionados con el deporte nos hacemos a través de él. Esto ha sido una constante a lo largo de la Historia. No hay más que ver que todas las civilizaciones anteriores a la nuestra han tenido una actividad deportiva que ha resultado centr...

  15. Competencias distintivas en las pymes: un aporte desde gestión humana

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    Gregorio Calderón Hernández

    2006-01-01

    Con el fin de establecer de qué manera se está apoyando la competitividad por parte de la gestión humana en las pymes, se adelantó una investigación en 16 pequeñas y medianas unidades productivas de Manizales, en donde se estudiaron las competencias distintivas que más inciden sobre los factores de competitividad empresarial. Desde el punto de vista teórico se tomaron el enfoque sistémico de la competitividad, la teoría de recursos y capacidades, y la perspectiva estratégica de la gestión hum...

  16. Propuesta de un modelo de gestión humana y cultura organizacional para pymes innovadoras

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    Pérez Uribe, Rafael Ignacio

    2013-01-01

    La gestión humana y cultura organizacional son conceptos inseparables en cualquier tipo de organización y han sido tratados extensamente en el ámbito académico general, pero no en el caso de las PyMES. Las condiciones sociales, económicas y culturales de este nuevo siglo hacen imprescindible que las empresas medianas y pequeñas sean altamente creativas, innovadoras, se adapten ágilmente a los cambios, sobrevivan y crezcan, y para lograrlo necesariamente deben contar con una fuerza laboral com...

  17. A psicologia face aos novos progressos da genética humana

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    Rossano André Dal-Farra; Emerson Juliano Prates

    2004-01-01

    Os avanços da Genética contemporânea têm suscitado uma grande polêmica a respeito da gênese do homem e das possibilidades de agir sobre a biologia humana, repercutindo intensamente sobre os mais diversos ramos do conhecimento. Considerando a importância do tema, este texto pretende apresentar de forma sucinta os principais resultados de pesquisas sobre as bases genéticas do comportamento humano, com o foco voltado para a importância do profissional de Psicologia em questões relativas ao assun...

  18. Anticorpos específicos para a criptosporidiose humana detectados mediante imunofluorescência indireta

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    Utilizando a técnica de imunofluorescência indireta, foram demonstradas imunoglobulinas G e M, no soro humano, contra o Cryptosporidium, coccídeo implicado recentemente como agente de doença intestinal humana, principalmente em pacientes imunocomprometidos. Foi obtida positividade de 62% para imunoglobulinas G e M nos soros das crianças immunocompetentes com oocistos nas fezes e, respectivamente, 20% e 40%, nos soros das crianças sem oocistos. Nos pacientes adultos , com o vírus da imunodefic...

  19. Myiasis gastrointestinal humana por Eristalis tenax Gastrointestinal human myiasis for Eristalis tenax

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    Marcelo Kun

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    Full Text Available Son caracterizadas las myiasis registradas en Bariloche y establecidas las condiciones probables bajo las cuales se produjeron las infestaciones. Las larvas obtenidas a partir de heces de 2 pacientes fueron identificadas como Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphidae de acuerdo a las claves de Hartley (1961 y Organización Panamericana de la Salud (1962. Estos 2 casos de myiasis gastrointestinal humana constituyen los primeros registrados en Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina y sus características responden a las registradas para esta especie de Díptera en otras partes del mundo. La falta de control específico en el sistema domiciliario de suministro de agua ha sido la causa más probable de la infestación. Este registro extiende la distribución de E. tenax y de las myiasis gastrointestinales humanas en América del Sur hasta los 41º 03' S.Foram caracterizadas as miasis registradas em Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina e estabelecidas as prováveis condições sob as quais são produzidas as infestações. As larvas obtidas a partir das fezes de dois pacientes foram identificadas como Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphdae. Esses dois casos de miasis gastrointestinal humana foram os primeiros registrados em Bariloche, Argentina, e suas características respondem às registradas para esta espécie de Diptera em outras partes do mundo. A falta de controle específico no sistema domiciliário de abastecimento de água tem sido a causa mais provável de infestação. Este registro amplia a distribuição de E. tenax e das miasis gastrointestinais humanas em América do Sul até os 41º 03's.The myiasis observed in Bariloche are characterized and the probable conditions under which the infestations took place established. The larvae obtained from faeces of 2 patients were identified as Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphidae according to Hartley (1961 and Organización Panamericana de la Salud keys (1962. These 2 cases of human gastrointestinal myiasis were the

  20. Esporotricose do gato doméstico (Felis catus: transmissão humana Sporothricosis of the domestic cat (Felis catus: human transmission

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    Silvio Alencar Marques

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    Full Text Available No presente trabalho relata-se caso de paciente, funcionário de hospital veterinário, infectado através de arranhadura de gato doméstico portador de esporotricose. Inquérito domiciliar junto aos proprietários do animal fonte de infecção, revelou dois outros casos presuntivos de esporotricose humana transmitida por gatos, e confirmou o diagnóstico, por cultivo do Sporotrix schenckii, em 3 gatos domésticos adicionais. A esporotricose felina caracteriza-se por lesões cutâneas ulceradas e tendência à disseminação sistêmica e evolução fatal. A transmissão intra e inter-espécie é facilitada pela exuberância de fungos nas lesões cutâneas de felinos infectados.A case of sporothricosis transmitted by cat to a veterinarian hospital employee is reported. Inquiry at domiciliar area of the cat's owner revelled two other presumable cases of human sporothricosis transmitted by cats, and confirmed the diagnosis (by culture of Sporothrix schenckii of disease in three other domestic cats. Feline sporothricosis is characterized by ulcerative, cutaneous lesions and systemic dissemination, which invariably cause animal's death. The transmission of sporothricosis to other animals and humans is enhanced by the great amount of fungus present in cat's lesions.

  1. Emergency and elective caesarean sections: comparison of maternal and fetal outcomes in a suburban tertiary care hospital in Puducherry

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    Valsa Diana

    2016-09-01

    Conclusions: It was inferred that both elective and emergency caesarean imposes certain complications to the mother and the fetes. However, maternal and fetal complications were felt very high in emergency caesarean than elective. Proper planning can help obstetric practitioners to avoid complications. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(9.000: 3060-3065

  2. Caesarean section and perinatal outcomes in a sub-urban tertiary hospital in North-West Nigeria

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    Full Text Available Objectives: This study was undertaken to review the caesarean section rate and perinatal mortality in Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu from 1 st January 2010 to 31st December, 2012. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study involving review of 580 case files. Ethical clearance was obtained. The records of labour ward, neonatal intensive care unit (ICU and operating theatre were use. Information extracted includes age, parity, booking status, total deliveries, indications for caesarean section and perinatal outcome from 1 st January 2010 to 31 st December 2012 at Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu. The data obtained was analysed using SPSS version 17.0 statistical software (Chicago, Il, USA. Absolute numbers and simple percentages were used to describe categorical variables. Association between caesarean section and perinatal mortality was determined using Pearson′s Coefficient of correlation and student t- test. P - value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Result: This study reported a caesarean section rate of 17.69 % and a perinatal mortality rate of 165.6 per 1000. Majority of the babies (78.2% were within normal weight. The mean age of the women was 25.9 ± 6.2 years and mean parity was 4 ± 3. Majority of them were uneducated and unemployed. Obstructed labour was the commonest indication for emergency caesarean section accounting for 31.7% of caesarean sections and foetal distress was the least at 2.6 %. Two or more previous caesarean section was the commonest indication for elective caesarean section (17.1% and bad obstetrics history the least indication (1.4%. There is a weak positive correlation (r = 0.35 between caesarean section rate and perinatal mortality and this association was not statistically significant (P = 0.12. Conclusion: Caesarean section and perinatal mortality rates in the present study are comparatively high. Absence of significant correlation means that a high caesarean section rate is not likely to improve perinatal outcomes in babies of normal weight; therefore the caesarean section rate in this centre should be reduced. Measures to reduce perinatal mortality such as skilled attendant in labour and training of medical staff in neonatal resuscitation should be adopted.

  3. Queratinocitos derivados de piel humana modificados por el vector retroviral FOCH 29-NeoR

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    2000-02-01

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    En este protocolo se evaluará la eficiencia de la transducción mediada por el vector retroviral FOCH 29-NeoR derivado del virus de Friend; éste ha mostrado una alta eficiencia en la transducción, tanto de células madres hematopoyéticas como de otras líneas celulares. Se medirá su eficiencia de transducción en cultivos primarios de queratinocitos, derivados de biopsias de piel humana o de sobrantes de procedimientos quirúrgicos como circuncisiones, mastectomías y cirugía cosmética de pacientes que consultan el Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul, Hospital la María, la Clínica del Rosario y la Clínica León XIII.

    Las muestras de piel se procesarán en un lapso no superior a 12 horas, se eliminará el exceso de dermis y tejido conectivo por digestión con dispasa (0.6-2.4 U/ml a 37°C durante 1 hora. Las muestras serán lavadas con PBS, antibiótico (penicilina + estreptomicina y se cortarán en fragmentos de 1-2 mm; después de 2-3 horas de digestión con tripsina-EDTA (0.25% las células serán resuspendidas en KGM (Medio de crecimiento para queratinocitos y se sembrarán a una concentración de 105 - 3x105 células por plato de 100 mm; se incubarán a 37°C, 5% CO2 con cambios de medio 2-3 veces por semana. Se harán subcultivos con el fin de expandirlos y congelar una parte de las

  4. hospital's perspective

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    Cost effectiveness of autologous blood transfusion - A developing country hospital's ... 4Military Hospital, Lagos. Summary. An autologous blood donation program was set up at. National .... risk of infection for autologous patients was 5.06.

  5. Genetica Humana

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    CarloAlberto Redi

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Sometimes we do not realize that Spanish speaking people are one of the major linguistic group on our planet! Thus we have to welcome this excellent book devoted to, as the title clearly tell us, human genetics for the pleasure of the Spanish speaking people. Those who love genetics, young fellows at the beginning of their careers, esteemed professors and historians of science will get for the affordable price.....

  6. Suburban Poverty: Barriers to Services and Injury Prevention among Marginalized Women Who Use Methamphetamine

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    Boeri, Miriam

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This paper aims to identify the needed healthcare and social services barriers for women living in suburban communities who are using or have used methamphetamine. Drug users are vulnerable to injury, violence and transmission of infectious diseases, and having access to healthcare has been shown to positively influence prevention and intervention among this population. Yet little is known regarding the social context of suburban drug users, their risks behaviors, and their access to healthcare.Methods: The data collection involved participant observation in the field, face-to-face interviews and focus groups. Audio-recorded in-depth life histories, drug use histories, and resource needs were collected from 31 suburban women who were former or current users of methamphetamine. The majority was drawn from marginalized communities and highly vulnerable to risk for injury and violence. We provided these women with healthcare and social service information and conducted follow-up interviews to identify barriers to these services.Results: Barriers included (1 restrictions imposed by the services and (2 limitations inherent in the women’s social, economic, or legal situations. We found that the barriers increased the women’s risk for further injury, violence and transmission of infectious diseases. Women who could not access needed healthcare and social resources typically used street drugs that were accessible and affordable to self-medicate their untreated emotional and physical pain.Conclusion: Our findings add to the literatureon how healthcare and social services are related to injury prevention. Social service providers in the suburbs were often indifferent to the needs of drug-using women. For these women, health services were accessed primarily at emergency departments (ED. To break the cycle of continued drug use, violence and injury, we suggest that ED staff be trained to perform substance abuse assessments and provide

  7. Causes and consequences of ecosystem service regionalization in a coastal suburban watershed

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    Wollheim, Wilfred M.; Mark B. Green,; Pellerin, Brian A.; Morse, Nathaniel B.; Hopkinson, Charles S.

    2015-01-01

    The demand for ecosystem services and the ability of natural ecosystems to provide those services evolve over time as population, land use, and management practices change. Regionalization of ecosystem service activity, or the expansion of the area providing ecosystem services to a population, is a common response in densely populated coastal regions, with important consequences for watershed water and nitrogen (N) fluxes to the coastal zone. We link biophysical and historical information to explore the causes and consequences of change in ecosystem service activity—focusing on water provisioning and N regulation—from 1850 to 2010 in a coastal suburban watershed, the Ipswich River watershed in northeastern Massachusetts, USA. Net interbasin water transfers started in the late 1800s due to regionalization of water supply for use by larger populations living outside the Ipswich watershed boundaries, reaching a peak in the mid-1980s. Over much of the twentieth century, about 20 % of river runoff was diverted from reaching the estuary, with greater proportions during drought years. Ongoing regionalization of water supply has contributed to recent declines in diversions, influenced by socioecological feedbacks resulting from the river drying and fish kills. Similarly, the N budget has been greatly perturbed since the suburban era began in the 1950s due to food and lawn fertilizer imports and human waste release. However, natural ecosystems are able to remove most of this anthropogenic N, mitigating impacts on the coastal zone. We propose a conceptual model whereby the amount and type of ecosystem services provided by coastal watersheds in urban regions expand and contract over time as regional population expands and ecosystem services are regionalized. We hypothesize that suburban watersheds can be hotspots of ecosystem service sources because they retain sufficient ecosystem function to still produce services that meet increasing demand from the local population

  8. Characteristics of surface ozone and nitrogen oxides at urban, suburban and rural sites in Ningbo, China

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    Tong, Lei; Zhang, Huiling; Yu, Jie; He, Mengmeng; Xu, Nengbin; Zhang, Jingjing; Qian, Feizhong; Feng, Jiayong; Xiao, Hang

    2017-05-01

    Surface ozone (O3) is a harmful air pollutant that has attracted growing concern in China. In this study, the mixing ratios of O3 and nitrogen oxides (NOx) at three different sites (urban, suburban and rural) of Ningbo were continuously measured to investigate the spatiotemporal characteristics of O3 and its relationships with environmental variables. The diurnal O3 variations were characterized by afternoon maxima (38.7-53.1 ppb on annual average) and early morning minima (11.7-26.2 ppb) at all the three sites. Two seasonal peaks of O3 were observed in spring (April or May) and autumn (October) with minima being observed in winter (December). NOx levels showed generally opposite variations to that of O3 with diurnal and seasonal maxima occurring in morning/evening rush-hours and in winter, respectively. As to the inter-annual variations of air pollutants, generally decreasing and increasing trends were observed in NO and O3 levels, respectively, from 2012 to 2015 at both urban and suburban sites. O3 levels were positively correlated with temperature but negatively correlated with relative humidity and NOx levels. Significant differences in O3 levels were observed for different wind speeds and wind directions (p urban site exhibited lower O3 but higher NOx levels due to the influence of traffic emissions. Larger amplitudes of diurnal and monthly O3 variations were observed at the suburban site than those at the urban and rural sites. In general, the O3 levels at the non-urban sites were more affected by the background transport, while both the local and regional contributions played roles in urban O3 variations. The annual average O3 mixing ratios (22.7-37.7 ppb) in Ningbo were generally similar to those of other regions around the world. However, the recommended air quality standards for O3 were often exceeded during warm seasons, which could be a potential threat to both local population and plant growth.

  9. Examining science achievement of African American females in suburban middle schools: A mixed methods study

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    Topping, Kecia C.

    This dissertation examined factors that affected the science achievement of African American females in suburban middle schools. The research literature informed that African American females are facing the barriers of race, gender, socioeconomic status, and cultural learning style preferences. Nationally used measurements of science achievement such as the Standardized Achievement Test, Tenth edition (SAT-10), National Assessment for Educational Progress, and National Center for Educational Statistics showed that African American females are continuing to falter in the areas of science when compared to other ethnic groups. This study used a transformative sequential explanatory mixed methods design. In the first, quantitative, phase, the relationships among the dependent variables, science subscale SAT-10 NCE scores, yearly averages, and the independent variables, attitude toward science scores obtained from the Modified Fennema-Sherman Attitudes toward Science Scale, socioeconomics, and caregiver status were tested. The participants were 150 African American females in grades 6 through 8 in four suburban middle schools located in the Southeastern United States. The results showed a positive, significant linear relationship between the females' attitude and their science subscale SAT-10 NCE scores and a positive, significant linear relationship between the females' attitudes and their yearly averages in science. The results also confirmed that attitude was a significant predictor of science subscale SAT-10 NCE scores for these females and that attitude and socioeconomics were significant predictors of the females' yearly averages in science. In the second, qualitative, phase, nine females purposefully selected from those who had high and low attitude towards science scores on the scale in the quantitative phase were interviewed. The themes that emerged revealed seven additional factors that impacted the females' science achievement. They were usefulness of science

  10. Relations among Neighborhood Social Networks, Home Literacy Environments, and Children's Expressive Vocabulary in Suburban At-Risk Families

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    Froiland, John Mark; Powell, Douglas R.; Diamond, Karen E.

    2014-01-01

    In response to increasing research and policy interest in the neighborhood context of early school success, this study examined relations among neighborhood social networks, home literacy practices/resources, and children's expressive vocabulary in a suburban at-risk sample in the USA at the beginning of the school year. In a Structural Equation…

  11. Prevalence of Brucella antibodies in rural and suburban communities in three provinces of Turkey: Need for improved diagnosis and prevention

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    S. Kose; H.L. Smits; T.H. Abdoel; Y. Ozbel

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To determine the seroprevalence of Brucella-specific antibodies in rural and suburban communities in different provinces of Anatolia. Method: Cross-sectional seroepidemiological study on serum samples collected in communities in two relatively developed provinces in west Anatolia with an

  12. Applying 4-H Judging Strategies to Board, Dice, and Card Games: Developing Skills in Urban and Suburban Youths

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    Brandt, Brian; Stowe, James

    2017-01-01

    Most 4-H judging events involve livestock or other traditional 4-H projects. Consequently, many urban and suburban youths miss out on building life skills developed through judging. In a nontraditional approach to 4-H judging, such youths play board, dice, and card games and then judge the games using the practice of giving oral reasons. The…

  13. No Place for Bigotry: An Anti-Bias Club Changes the Atmosphere at a Suburban High School.

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    Collins, Kathleen

    2000-01-01

    Describes the Identity Workshop, a club established in a suburban high school for students opposed to bullying and bigotry. Developed as a teacher response to the presence of anti-Semitic "Skinheads" in the student body, the club brought about positive changes in the school climate. (SLD)

  14. Comparison of Race-Gender, Urban-Suburban Criminal Justice College Students Satisfaction of the Police Department

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    Verga, Christopher; Murillo, Leo; Toulon, Errol D.; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Perry, S. Marshall

    2016-01-01

    This quantitative study explored criminal justice college students' satisfaction with the police. 176 college students in Suffolk County, Long Island and New York City participated in a survey. The study examined the extent to which satisfaction with the local police department differs by location (urban and suburban), gender (female and male),…

  15. Classrooms as Racialized Spaces: Dynamics of Collaboration, Tension, and Student Attitudes in Urban and Suburban High Schools

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    Nunn, Lisa M.

    2011-01-01

    This article interrogates the construction of ethnoracial categories in everyday classroom life and how ethnoracial classroom dynamics contribute to larger patterns of inequality in achievement and unequal college futures for minorities. The study compares one urban and two suburban schools. Drawing on observation data from six classes and 57…

  16. Implementation and Evaluation of a Comprehensive, School-Wide Bullying Prevention Program in an Urban/Suburban Middle School

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    Bowllan, Nancy M.

    2011-01-01

    Background: This intervention study examined the prevalence of bullying in an urban/suburban middle school and the impact of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). Methods: A quasi-experimental design consisting of a time-lagged contrast between age-equivalent groups was utilized. Baseline data collected for 158 students prior to…

  17. Suburban Family Sitcoms and Consumer Product Design: Addressing the Social Subjectivity of Homemakers in the 1950s.

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    Haralovich, Mary Beth

    Suburban middle class American situation comedies of the 1950s and 1960s idealized the postwar family ensemble with its unproblematic achievement of quality family life. The homemaker as portrayed in these sitcoms was positioned at the center of the postwar consumer economy by the consumer product industry, which built its economy on defining the…

  18. Civic Mobilization for School Reform in Rivergrove, Florida: Contesting the "Social Construction of Place" in an Inner Ring Suburban City

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    Shircliffe, Barbara J.; Lance Rowland, M.

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines civic mobilization for school improvement in Rivergrove, a small suburban city within the inner rings of a large Florida metro (All names of individuals, schools, organizations and communities are pseudonyms per IRB agreement with district. Subsequently, references to local media reports and city documents are disguised to meet…

  19. The Reliance on and Demand for Adjunct Faculty Members in America's Rural, Suburban, and Urban Community Colleges

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    Charlier, Hara D.; Williams, Mitchell R.

    2011-01-01

    Drawing on a survey of chief academic officers at 347 community colleges nationwide, this study examined the impact of institutional type (rural, suburban, urban) on reliance on and demand for adjunct faculty members. Findings indicated that rural institutions rely less on adjuncts, whereas both rural and urban institutions report high levels of…

  20. The Role of Satisfaction and Emotional Response in the Choice Mechanisms of Suburban Natural-Areas Users

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    Lopez-Mosquera, Natalia; Sanchez, Mercedes

    2012-01-01

    The unique observations and experiences of users of suburban natural areas lead them to perceive their surroundings in a manner associated with their personal values. It follows that every individual has a unique cognitive decision-making structure. This paper examines users' affective and cognitive evaluation of a particular suburban natural area by applying the means-end chain method to reveal the cognitive mechanism by which users link the attributes and benefits of an environmental public good with their own personal values. Analysis of a survey conducted of visitors to a Spanish suburban natural area (park) reveals the main attributes to be the opportunity to practice sports and proximity of the park and the main potential benefits to be the improvement of physical and psychological well-being. The desired personal values include fun, quality of life and self-fulfillment at the individual level and improved social relationships at the collective level. The paper also tests for cross-group, cognitive-structure differences in visitor groups, segmented by level of satisfaction and reported range of emotions, and finds that perceived physical and psychological health improvements and individual and social awareness increase with higher levels of satisfaction and emotional response. Therefore, the recommendations for natural area management suggested by these findings include enhancing the scenic beauty and peacefulness of suburban natural areas in order to improve the affective state of visitors because this could contribute to reducing social costs (including health care) within the area of influence of the natural area.

  1. Media exposure and parental mediation on fast-food consumption among children in metropolitan and suburban Indonesian.

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    Lwin, May O; Malik, Shelly; Ridwan, Hardinsyah; Au, Cyndy Sook Sum

    2017-01-01

    Fast-food companies have been reproached for rising obesity levels due to aggressive marketing tactics targeted at children. They have countered that parents should be held responsible considering their critical role as nutritional gatekeepers. This study examined the comparative effects of media exposure and parental mediation on Indonesian children's fast food consumption and how the effects compare in the metropolitan versus suburban areas. The sample consisted of 394 child-mother pairs comprising grade three and four children and their mothers from two schools each in Jakarta and Bogor representing 40.9% metropolitan sample and 59.1% suburban sample, respectively. The children completed a guided inclass survey, while the mothers completed a paper-and-pen survey at home. Measures comprised children's weekly media exposure to broadcast media, computer and mobile games, print media, and online and social media, active and restrictive parental mediation strategies, children's fast food consumption and nutrition knowledge. The relationship of media exposure and parental mediation with children's fast food consumption was analyzed using Structural Equation Modelling. Fast food consumption was positively influenced by exposure to broadcast media among metropolitan children, and by exposure to online and social media among suburban children. Active parental mediation was related to lower fast food consumption, but only for suburban children. Active parental mediation is critical in preventing fast food consumption. The media play a key role in influencing fast food consumption, and hence, literacy education is important to alleviate the adverse effects of exposure to junk food marketing.

  2. Leading a Sustainable Lifestyle in a "Non-Sustainable World": Reflections from Australian Ecovillage and Suburban Residents

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    Miller, Evonne; Bentley, Kristeen

    2012-01-01

    Despite increasing awareness and acceptance of sustainability, relatively little is known about the motivations, viewpoints and experiences of people who choose to lead extremely sustainable lives. Through in-depth interviews with seven sustainability leaders, residing in an ecovillage or traditional suburban community in south-east Queensland in…

  3. Leading a Sustainable Lifestyle in a "Non-Sustainable World": Reflections from Australian Ecovillage and Suburban Residents

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    Miller, Evonne; Bentley, Kristeen

    2012-01-01

    Despite increasing awareness and acceptance of sustainability, relatively little is known about the motivations, viewpoints and experiences of people who choose to lead extremely sustainable lives. Through in-depth interviews with seven sustainability leaders, residing in an ecovillage or traditional suburban community in south-east Queensland in…

  4. Relations among Neighborhood Social Networks, Home Literacy Environments, and Children's Expressive Vocabulary in Suburban At-Risk Families

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    Froiland, John Mark; Powell, Douglas R.; Diamond, Karen E.

    2014-01-01

    In response to increasing research and policy interest in the neighborhood context of early school success, this study examined relations among neighborhood social networks, home literacy practices/resources, and children's expressive vocabulary in a suburban at-risk sample in the USA at the beginning of the school year. In a Structural Equation…

  5. The Relationship between Teacher Absenteeism and Student Achievement in Mathematics and Reading in One Suburban Elementary School District

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    Ticknor, Mary

    2012-01-01

    Although it seems reasonable to assume frequency of teacher absence affects student achievement, research has not consistently supported this assumption. This quantitative, non-experimental study investigated the relationship between teacher absenteeism and student achievement in mathematics and reading in one high-performing suburban elementary…

  6. Prevalence of refractive error in malay primary school children in suburban area of Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

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    Hashim, Syaratul-Emma; Tan, Hui-Ken; Wan-Hazabbah, W H; Ibrahim, Mohtar

    2008-01-01

    ... in the suburban area of Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. A school-based cross-sectional study was performed from January to July 2006 by random selection on Standard 1 to Standard 6 students of 10 primary schools in the Kota Bharu district...

  7. Efectos para Colombia de los debates en torno a la seguridad del Estado y a la seguridad humana

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    Diana Mejía Molina

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde la última década del siglo xx ha tomado fuerza el concepto de seguridad humana como alternativa a la idea clásica de seguridad estatal, con lo cual se ha intentado darle mayor consideración a la obligación de los Estados de hacer respetar los derechos humanos dentro de su territorio. Sin embargo, tras el 11 de septiembre de 2001 la seguridad estatal ha vuelto a tomar protagonismo, sin que esto signifique la desaparición política de la seguridad humana. Este artículo explora el significado de estos dos conceptos y plantea una reflexión sobre la importancia actual de la idea de seguridad humana para Colombia.

  8. LA PERCEPCIÓN MEDIOAMBIENTAL DEL PROFESORADO DE PRIMARIA EN EL TEMA DE LA NUTRICIÓN HUMANA

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    Susana García Barros

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se muestra como un proyecto de tesis doctoral, dirigido a estudiar el pensamiento del profesorado de educación primaria en ejercicio y en formación sobre la nutrición humana, se acerca a la problemática ambiental. En el artículo se justifica la dimensión medioambiental de la nutrición humana que sirve de referencia para las decisiones tomadas en la metodología planteada. Así mismo se presentan unos primeros resultados, que aunque todavía limitados, ponen de manifiesto que la sensibilidad ambiental del profesorado en formación con relación al tema de la nutrición humana es inferior a lo deseable.

  9. New cities in the Randstad, Netherlands. Urbanisation and suburbanity; Nieuwe steden in de Randstad. Verstedelijking en suburbaniteit

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    Reijndorp, A.; Bijlsma, L.; Nio, I.; Van der Wouden, R.

    2012-09-15

    Forty years ago, policy for centres of growth was launched in the Netherlands. The Dutch spatial planning policy hence followed the example of the English New Towns and the French Villes Nouvelles, although the term 'new cities' was not adopted in policy. As of the late 1980s, the policy for centre of growth was gradually terminated. Since then, the attention for urbanity in the suburban regions has further decreased. The 'compact city' became the new central idea in spatial planning, and urbanity became a synonym of 'big city'. The former centres of growth had to set their course in a climate characterised by fading interest in them. However, the suburban regions are still an important component of the metropolitan regions. New types of urbanity arose, partly due to the choices made by local authorities, partly as a result of the composition of the population. This mostly yields insights on how you can make suburban regions more sustainable in the sense of resistant to changes. By enhancing the adjustability of urban development, restructuring operations may be avoided in the future. This report views the centres of growth in the perspective of spatial planning and the development of metropolitan regions. Not only does it give insight in one of the most productive periods in Dutch spatial planning; it also offers future perspectives of suburban Netherlands [Dutch] Veertig jaar geleden begon het groeikernenbeleid. De Nederlandse ruimtelijke ordening volgde daarmee het voorbeeld van de Engelse New Towns en de Franse Villes Nouvelles, al werd in het beleid niet het begrip 'nieuwe steden' overgenomen. Vanaf eind jaren tachtig van de vorige eeuw werd het groeikernenbeleid geleidelijk beëindigd. Sindsdien is de aandacht voor de stedelijkheid in de suburbane gebieden verder afgenomen. De 'compacte stad' werd het centrale begrip in de ruimtelijke ordening, en stedelijkheid werd synoniem met 'grote stad'. De

  10. Importância do zinco na nutrição humana

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    Mafra Denise

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Recentes pesquisas experimentais e clínicas têm reforçado a importância do zinco na saúde humana. O zinco possibilita várias funções bioquímicas, pois é componente de inúmeras enzimas, dentre estas, álcool desidrogenase, superóxido dismutase, anidrase carbônica, fosfatase alcalina e enzimas do sistema nervoso central. Participa na divisão celular, expressão genética, processos fisiológicos como crescimento e desenvolvimento, na transcrição genética, na morte celular, age como estabilizador de estruturas de membranas e componentes celulares, além de participar da função imune e desenvolvimento cognitivo. Sua deficiência pode causar alterações fisiológicas como, hipogonodismo, danos oxidativos, alterações do sistema imune, hipogeusia, danos neuropsicológicos e dermatites. Assim, devido a inúmeras pesquisas referentes a este mineral, este trabalho teve como objetivo mostrar os aspectos atuais sobre a essencialidade do zinco na nutrição humana.

  11. Percepções Acadêmicas sobre o Ensino e a Aprendizagem em Anatomia Humana

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    Cléton Salbego

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa investiga as percepções de acadêmicos sobre o processo de ensino e aprendizagem na disciplina de Anatomia Humana oferecida nos cursos de Ciências Biológicas e Enfermagem de uma universidade da Região Centro-Oeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa, com caráter descritivo e exploratório, realizada com dez acadêmicos de cada um dos cursos envolvidos, regularmente matriculados na disciplina e frequentando o Laboratório de Anatomia Humana. Os depoimentos foram coletados por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas e analisados à luz da análise de conteúdo. Emergiram percepções acerca do processo de ensino e aprendizagem da disciplina e da sua relevância para a formação profissional. Conclui-se que as percepções dos acadêmicos apontam obstáculos enfrentados para uma aprendizagem efetiva. As dificuldades despertam nos estudantes sentimentos de impotência e desânimo. Nesse contexto, surge um grande desafio: propor estudos que considerem a opinião dos acadêmicos, promovendo espaços de troca e construção coletiva do processo de formação.

  12. Bartonelosis humana: antes y después de Daniel Alcides Carrión

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    Full Text Available La presente es una revisión de los aspectos bibliográficos relacionados con el conocimiento de la bartonelosis humana antes y después de la muerte de Daniel Alcides Carrión. Se enfatiza el estímulo que significó el sacrificio de Carrión en el desarrollo de la investigación médica en el Perú, en especial en lo referente a la bartonelosis humana, realizada por investigadores peruanos y de otras partes del mundo. La revisión incluye al área básica del conocimiento sobre la bacteria causante del proceso mórbido, la respuesta del huésped a la infección así como en el comportamiento bifásico de la enfermedad. La bibliografía revisada incluye aportes al conocimiento de la enfermedad, conocida hoy con el epónimo de “Enfermedad de Carrión”, a lo largo de más de un siglo de historia

  13. O parentesco como consciência humana: o caso dos piro

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o sistema de parentesco dos Piro da Amazônia peruana como um sistema autopoiético, isto é, como um sistema que gera suas próprias condições de existência. O postulado teórico central é que o parentesco é um sistema de subjetividade, pois as estruturas básicas da consciência humana envolvem necessariamente a consciência de um eu em meio aos outros. Um dos objetivos aqui perseguidos é o de contribuir para que a antropologia simbólica possa voltar a fazer um uso fecundo da noção de "natureza humana". A análise parte de uma narrativa, "O Nascimento de Tsla", em que se encontram encapsulados - na mensagem como nas condições pragmáticas de enunciação desse mito - os princípios fundamentais do parentesco piro, acompanhando a ontogênese dos seres humanos e mostrando o papel constitutivo, nessa ontogênese, da linguagem e da alteridade.

  14. La reproducción humana asistida en el contexto de los derechos humanos

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    Maria Olga Sánchez Martínez

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    Full Text Available Al abordar la legislación sobre Reproducción Humana Asistida, el legislador realiza una labor de mediación entre distintos derechos y principios que, en su pretensión de justicia, no está exenta de controversia. Tal labor no se realiza desde un punto de vista neutral, se han de tener en cuenta distintas opciones éticas e ideológicas propias de una sociedad democrática, sin abandonar la coherencia con el desarrollo de los distintos derechos humanos en juego, en definitiva, esa ética pública que configura los sistemas culturales, sociales y políticos: el derecho a la vida, a la dignidad, al libre desarrollo de la personalidad, a fundar una familia, a la intimidad personal y familiar, a la identidad, a la maternidad, a la salud, a la producción y creación científica y a gozar de los beneficios del progreso científico. Algunas Sentencias del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos y de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos inciden en estos derechos al tratar las Reproducción Humana Asistida, lo cual permite, más allá de las legislaciones concretas, esbozar algunos consensos sobre unas técnicas en constante evolución, como las sociedades en las que tales técnicas se ponen a disposición de sus ciudadanos.

  15. Gestão Ambiental nas Organizações Humanas

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    Jefferson de Queiroz Crispim

    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende abordar os conceitos e aplicabilidade da Gestão Ambiental nas Organizações Humanas. Parte de algumas premissas teóricas de interdisciplinaridade que fundamentam as ciências da administração, da economia e da pedagogia humana nas empresas, que possibilitam a ação eficaz na rede sistêmica da vida organizacional. Sabe-se, que a construção do conhecimento organizacional fundamenta-se na própria reconstrução do conhecimento, onde a interdisciplinaridade das Ciências Naturais e Socais é condição “sine qua mon”, para que este entendimento se fortaleça, quando dirigida para a aplicabilidade coletiva das vidas das empresas. Serão analisados os aspectos relacionados com origem do movimento capitalista, as estratégias de organização e a relação com a natureza, bem como a organização social e reconstrução das relações sócias entre empresas, sociedade e mercado.

  16. Intencionalidade em tomasello, searle, dennett e em abordagens comportamentais da cognição humana

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    Full Text Available A abordagem de Tomasello da evolução da cognição humana busca integrar processos biológicos, comportamentais e culturais em um mesmo sistema explicativo. No entanto, uma das principais críticas a essa abordagem é a necessidade de uma melhor elaboração do conceito de intencionalidade. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi: (1 analisar o tratamento de Tomasello do conceito de intencionalidade; e (2 estabelecer interlocuções desse tratamento com teorias da intencionalidade na filosofia da mente e com abordagens funcionalistas da cognição humana na psicologia comportamental. Sugerimos que o tratamento do conceito de intencionalidade na abordagem de Tomasello é compatível com essas teorias e abordagens. Além disso, a abordagem de Tomasello pode ampliar a investigação de processos simbólicos mais complexos do que aqueles tradicionalmente investigados pela psicologia comportamental.

  17. BENEFÍCIOS DA BIOMASSA DE BANANA VERDE Á SAÚDE HUMANA

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    Full Text Available Este estudo tem por objetivo contextualizar os benefícios da biomassa de banana verde na saúde humana. A pergunta norteadora para a construção desta revisão integrativa foi: qual os benefícios da biomassa de banana verde para a saúde humana? Para a seleção dos estudos, utilizou-se as seguintes bases de dados eletrônicas: SCIELO (Scientific Eletronic Library Online, IBECS (Indice Bibliográfico Español de Ciencias de la Salud, LILACS (Literatura LatinoAmericana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde e MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online. Concluiu-se que a biomassa da banana verde apresenta uma boa quantidade de nutrientes, vitaminas, fibras, o preparo é rápido e fácil, e o custo é acessível. É considerado um alimento funcional, pois apresenta prebióticos, amido resistente em sua composição, portanto considerada uma ótima fonte de nutrientes.

  18. Tela, piel, color: retratando los mercados de las Antillas como un inventario de la diversidad humana

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    Anne Lafont

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available La confrontación de las poblaciones heterogéneas y de razas mixtas en las Indias Occidentales con el material pictórico (lienzo y pigmentos y los sistemas de clasificación humana propios de la era de las ilustraciones de la Enciclopedia, demuestra ser un campo de investigación notablemente interesante en términos de raza y el proceso de racialización,. Sin embargo, hasta hoy, la idea de pintura caribeña de la modernidad temprana no se ha presentado como tal, y esto es precisamente lo que propongo estudiar en este artículo. En efecto, la pintura caribeña, a partir de la creatividad figurativa y sus raíces en la especificidad geográfica, política e histórica de este archipiélago racial y cultural, creó un inventario pictórico original de la diversidad humana.

  19. Sexualidade humana na formação do enfermeiro Sexualidad humana en la formación del enfermero Human sexuality in nurses' formation

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    Elucir Gir

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Aplicou-se um questionário aos alunos do curso de graduação em Enfermagem, com o objetivo de se verificar as noções que estes sujeitos apresentam acerca da temática sexualidade, no término do curso de graduação, bem como identificar alguns temas da sexualidade vivenciados por ocasião de suas atividades acadêmicas. Os resultados mostraram que os alunos apresentam, em sua maioria, noções fluídas e limitadas, sem embasamento norteador sobre sexualidade humana, além de empregarem os termos "sexo" e "sexualidade" como sinônimos. Os alunos referem ter necessidade de adquirir conhecimento sobre sexualidade. Apresenta-se, ainda, a classificação do embasamento recebido, as disciplinas do curso de graduação que viabilizaram discussões e as situações-tema enfrentadas ou abordadas nas atividades acadêmicas.Se aplicó un cuestionario a los alumnos del curso de pre-grado en enfermería, en el término del mismo, con el objetivo de verificar las acciones que estos sujetos presentan acerca de la temática de sexualidad, y también identificar algunos temas de la sexualidad vividos en sus actividades académicas. Los resultados demostraron que los alumnos presentan, en su mayoría, nociones fluidas y limitadas, sin una base de orientación sobre la sexualidad humana, además de usar el término "sexo" y "sexualidad" como sinónimos. Los alumnos refieren necesidad en adquirir conocimientos sobre sexualidad. Se presenta, además, la clasificación del conocimiento previo recibido, las asignaturas del curso de pre-grado que permitieron discusiones y las situaciones-tema enfrentadas y/o abordadas en las actividades académicas.A questionnaire was applied to undergraduate nursing students in order to verify the ideas on the sexuality theme they had absorbed from the notions they received in their nursing undergraduate program. Results showed that most of these students have slightly, limited and unbased notions concerning human sexuality. They

  20. Hospitality within hospital meals –

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    Justesen, Lise; Gyimóthy, Szilvia; Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg

    2016-01-01

    Hospital meals and their role in nutritional care have been studied primarily from a life and natural science perspective. This article takes a different approach and explores the idea of hospitality inspired by Jacques Derrida’s work on the ontology of hospitality. By drawing on ethnographic...... fieldwork in a Danish hospital, hospitality practices were studied using a socio-material assemblage approach. The study showed that rethinking the meal event could change the wards into temporary “pop-up-restaurants,” transcending the hospital context and providing a scene for shifting host...... and management involved in hospital food service and in nutritional care to work more systematically with the environment for improved hospital meal experiences in the future...

  1. Co-infection of Borrelia afzelii and Bartonella spp. in bank voles from a suburban forest.

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    Buffet, Jean-Philippe; Marsot, Maud; Vaumourin, Elise; Gasqui, Patrick; Masséglia, Sébastien; Marcheteau, Elie; Huet, Dominique; Chapuis, Jean-Louis; Pisanu, Benoit; Ferquel, Elisabeth; Halos, Lénaïg; Vourc'h, Gwenaël; Vayssier-Taussat, Muriel

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    We report the molecular detection of Borrelia afzelii (11%) and Bartonella spp. (56%) in 447 bank voles trapped in a suburban forest in France. Adult voles were infected by significantly more Borrelia afzelii than juveniles (pBartonella spp. between young and adult individuals (p=0.914). Six percent of the animals were co-infected by both bacteria. Analysis of the bank vole carrier status for either pathogen indicated that co-infections occur randomly (p=0.94, CI(95)=[0.53; 1.47]). Sequence analysis revealed that bank voles were infected by a single genotype of Borrelia afzelii and by 32 different Bartonella spp. genotypes, related to three known species specific to rodents (B. taylorii, B. grahamii and B. doshiae) and also two as yet unidentified Bartonella species. Our findings confirm that rodents harbor high levels of potential human pathogens; therefore, widespread surveillance should be undertaken in areas where humans may encounter rodents.

  2. IMPACT OF URBANIZATION OF SUBURBAN AREA ON WATER RELATION IN THE SMALL CATCHMENTS

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    Jolanta Kanclerz

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents results of analysis focused on impact of urbanization of Poznań suburban area on water relation for Doływ spod Lusówka and Przeźmierki catchments during 1936–2011. Both catchments are located in municipalities which recently showing sharp growth in urban area. Analysis of changes in land use for studied catchments showed almost 5-fold increase in urban area for Dopływ spod Lusówka and 10-fold for Przeźmierka. As a consequence of land sealing increase in amounts of effective precipitation was observed that led to fast runoff of rain waters and almost double flow in watercourses.

  3. An Integrated Rolling Stock Planning Model for the Copenhagen Suburban Passenger Railway

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    Thorlacius, Per; Larsen, Jesper; Laumanns, Marco

    A central issue for operators of passenger railways is providing sufficient number of seats for passengers while at the same time minimising operating costs. This is the task of rolling stock planning. Due to the large number of practical, railway specific requirements that a rolling stock plan has...... to take into account, rolling stock plans are often constructed in a step-by-step manner, taking some requirements into consideration in each step. This may make it difficult in the final step to produce a plan that is feasible with regard to all of the requirements and at the same time economically...... attractive. This paper proposes an integrated rolling stock planning model that simultaneously takes into account all practical requirements for rolling stock planning at DSB S-tog, the suburban passenger train operator of the City of Copenhagen. The model is then used to improve existing rolling stock plans...

  4. Computation of a Suburban Night Train Timetable Based on Key Performance Indicators

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    Schittenhelm, Bernd; Landex, Alex

    2010-01-01

    Timetable evaluation can be based on a set of key performance indicators. This article presents six essential key performance indicators: Fixed interval service frequency, direct connections, transfer waiting time, use of dedicated rolling stock, dedicated train personnel, dedicated tracks...... and travel time. A short description and specific calculation method is given for each of these. The article recommends three different approaches for dividing the railway network into sections of analysis in regards to the key performance indicators. Three timetable variants for suburban night trains...... in Copenhagen are evaluated. Each timetable variant was created with a different performance focus. Values for each of the six key performance indicators are calculated and an average value is found for all timetable variants. It can be concluded that the actual implemented timetable receives the highest scores...

  5. Designing for Suburban Social Inclusion: A Case of Geo-Located Storytelling

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    Anette Bengs

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    Full Text Available This article showcases a digital solution for strengthening social inclusion and well-being of senior suburban residents of a socially diverse Finnish town. The study is framed as design research where research is conducted in order to feed into a design process. A background study was first conducted in order to identify the target group’s needs, abilities, and attitudes towards the neighbourhood. The results revealed positive attitudes towards the area and the need for relatedness, autonomy, competence, pleasure and stimulation, physical thriving and security. Following a User-Centered Design process we based our design choices on these results and developed a local geocaching solution incorporating storytelling. The aim was to encourage senior citizens to socialize, be physically active and to experience the local urban place. An interview-based evaluation with older adults (n=6 combined with an analysis of online cache log data, showed positive experiences of the solution.

  6. Do Affordable Housing Projects Harm Suburban Communities? Crime, Property Values, and Taxes in Mount Laurel, NJ.

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    Albright, Len; Derickson, Elizabeth S; Massey, Douglas S

    2013-06-01

    This paper offers a mixed-method analysis of the municipal-level consequences of an affordable housing development built in suburban New Jersey. Opponents of affordable housing development often suggest that creating affordable housing will harm surrounding communities. Feared consequences include increases in crime, declining property values, and rising taxes. To evaluate these claims, the paper uses the case of Mt. Laurel, NJ - the site of a landmark affordable housing legal case and subsequent affordable housing development. Employing a multiple time series group control design, we compare crime rates, property values, and property taxes in Mt. Laurel to outcomes in similar nearby municipalities that do not contain comparable affordable housing developments. We find that the opening of the affordable housing development was not associated with trends in crime, property values, or taxes, and discuss management practices and design features that may have mitigated potential negative externalities.

  7. "God's Golden Acre for Children": pastoralism and sense of place in new suburban communities.

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    Corcoran, Mary P

    2010-01-01

    This paper is based on an empirical case study of four suburbs in the Dublin city hinterland. It is argued that pastoral ideology plays an active role in constituting these new suburbs and helps to inculcate a sense of place. This sense of place in turn helps to cement social embeddedness which acts as a bulwark against isolation and alienation. Pastoral ideology is invoked by suburbanites even when the pastoral dimension of the suburb is under threat or has disappeared. The village or ‘main street’ acts as an important anchor for new suburban residents as does the surrounding ‘rural’ landscape and their own collective memories. However, the study reveals a gap between how some newer suburbs are represented and imagined, and how they are experienced in everyday life. This raises questions about the long-term viability of suburbs that lack a sense of place.

  8. Prevalence of depression, quality of life and antidepressant treatment in the Danish General Suburban Population Study

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    Ellervik, Christina; Kvetny, Jan; Christensen, Kaj Sparle

    2014-01-01

    Background: The Danish General Suburban Population Study (GESUS), the objective of which is to facilitate epidemiological and genetic research, has included the Major Depression Inventory (MDI) and the WHO-Five Well-Being Index (WHO-5) among the medical health questionnaires. We were thus...... in a position to compare the 2-week prevalence of ICD-10 depression in the period from 2010 to 2012 with our previous Danish general population study from 2003, in which the MDI was also included. Aims: The aim of our analysis was not only to evaluate the point prevalence of ICD-10 depression but also...... analysis. The scalability of the MDI and the WHO-5 was quite acceptable. Results: In total, 14,787 respondents were available from a response rate of 50%. The 2-week prevalence of ICD-10 depression was 2.3%, which is rather similar to the 2.8% in our 2003 study. The rate of people receiving antidepressants...

  9. NOx emissions from Euro IV busses with SCR systems associated with urban, suburban and freeway driving patterns.

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    Fu, Mingliang; Ge, Yunshan; Wang, Xin; Tan, Jianwei; Yu, Linxiao; Liang, Bin

    2013-05-01

    NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles (HDVs) have become the most important sources of pollutants affecting urban air quality in China. In recent years, a series of emission control strategies and diesel engine polices have been introduced that require advanced emission control technology. China and Europe mostly have used Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) with urea to meet the Euro IV diesel engine emission standard. In this study, two Euro IV busses with SCR were tested by using potable emission measurement system (PEMS) to assess NOx emissions associated with urban, suburban and freeway driving patterns. The results indicated that with the SCR system, the urea injection time for the entire driving period increased with higher vehicle speed. For freeway driving, the urea injection time covered 71%-83% of the driving period; the NOx emission factors from freeway driving were lower than those associated with urban and suburban driving. Unfortunately, the NOx emission factors were 2.6-2.8-, 2.3-2.7- and 2.2-2.3-fold higher than the Euro IV standard limits for urban, suburban and freeway driving, respectively; NOx emission factors (in g/km and g/(kW·h)) from the original vehicles (without SCR) were higher than their corresponding vehicles with SCR for suburban and freeway driving. Compared with the IVE model results, the measured NOx emission factors were 1.60-1.16-, 1.77-1.27-, 2.49-2.44-fold higher than the NOx predicted by the IVE model for urban and suburban driving, respectively. Thus, an adjustment of emission factors is needed to improve the estimation of Euro IV vehicle emissions in China.

  10. Paz y seguridad humana en África: una visión desde la Unión Africana

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    Jerónimo Delgado

    2009-01-01

    En este artículo se analizan las diferentes iniciativas que ha tenido el continente africano en materia de solución de conflictos y consolidación de la paz desde la perspectiva de la seguridad humana. En la primera parte, se identifican los componentes de la seguridad humana y los factores de inseguridad a los que se exponen los individuos en África, para luego examinar los avances del marco legal de la Unión Africana en la prevención de conflictos con énfasis en la seguridad de los individuo...

  11. La determinación del comienzo de la vida humana: cuestiones de método

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    Antonio Pardo Caballos

    2007-01-01

    Para el estudio ético de las intervenciones sobre el comienzo de la vida humana es decisivo conocer cuándo comienza ésta exactamente. Para conseguir este resultado, es necesario combinar conocimientos fi losófi cos sobre la vida y observaciones empíricas de los primeros momentos del desarrollo. A partir de ellos, se puederealizar un razonamiento que permite mostrar que la fecundación establece el momento de aparición de una nueva vida humana. Las refl exiones estrictamente científi cas, y la...

  12. Escuela de las Relaciones Humanas en la Administración: antecedentes = School of Human Relations in Administration: background

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    Rendón Giraldo, Lina María

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    La Escuela de Relaciones Humanas en Administración surgió al final de la década de 1920 en Estados Unidos, formalizada a partir de los estudios Hawthorne de Elton Mayo. El presente texto tiene como objetivo identificar y documentar los antecedentes de la Escuela de Relaciones Humanas en Administración hasta finales de la década de 1920 que constituyen anticipaciones a los planteamientos de Elton Mayo. La búsqueda se centra en los aspectos humanistas en el trabajo en diferentes épocas históric...

  13. Hallazgo de impresiones de uñas humanas en un fragmento de cerámica aborigen de Cuba

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    Manuel F. Rivero de la Calle

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Se da a conocer un conjunto de impresiones de uñas humanas, las que aparecen en la cara externa del fondo de una cazuela aborigen recuperada en el sitio arqueológico agroalfarero Toma de Agua, municipio La Sierpe, provincia Sancti Spíritus. En la cara interna del ejemplar se descubre también dos pequeños trazos que se identifican así mismo como correspondientes a uñas humanas.

  14. Resultados de promoción en la asignatura Morfofisiología Humana III durante tres cursos

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    Inés María del Rio Ventura; Nixy Milagros Báez Hechavarría; Ileana Vila Rodríguez

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    Durante el curso escolar 2007/2008 se comenzó a implementar el nuevo programa de formación de médicos. El mismo consistió en agrupar las disciplinas de las ciencias básicas biomédicas en una sola disciplina, la Morfofisiología Humana, la cual está dividida a su vez en seis asignaturas, que son impartidas en los tres primeros semestres de la Carrera de Medicina. La Morfofisiología Humana III es la asignatura que imparte los contenidos relacionados con el sistema nervioso. Se realizó una invest...

  15. Agricultural Abandonment, Suburban Growth, and Forest Expansion in Puerto Rico between 1991 and 2000

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    Isabel K. Parés-Ramos

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The response of local economies to the globalization process can have a large effect on population and land-use dynamics. In countries with a high population density and relatively high levels of education, the globalization process has resulted in a shift in the local economy from agriculture to manufacturing, technology, and service sectors. This shift in the economy has impacted land-use dynamics by decreasing agricultural lands, increasing urban growth, and in some cases, increasing forest cover. This process of economic and forest transition has been well documented in Puerto Rico for the period 1950 to 1990, but some authors predicted that poor planning and continued urban growth would eliminate the gains in forest cover. To investigate the impacts of recent economic changes, we evaluated demographic and land-use changes for 880 "barrios" (i.e., neighborhoods, the smallest administrative unit, in Puerto Rico using government census data from 1990 and 2000 and land-cover classifications from 1991 and 2000. During this period, the population increased by 284 127 people (8.2%. Most of the growth was in the suburban barrios, whereas urban barrios lost population. This shift was reflected by the construction of more than 100 000 housing units in suburban barrios. Although urban sprawl is perceived as the major land-cover change, urban cover only increased from 10% to 11% between 1990 and 2000, whereas the increase in forest cover was much greater (28% to 40%. Grasslands and shrublands were the major sources of new urban and forest areas in 2000. Although these results are encouraging in terms of increasing forest cover, most of the new development has been concentrated in the coastal plains, which are the location of most of the remaining agricultural areas, a few protected areas, and threatened ecosystems (e.g., mangroves.

  16. Prevalence of obesity and its associated risk factors among Chinese adults in a Malaysian suburban village.

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    Chew, Wai Fong; Masyita, Mamot; Leong, Pooi Pooi; Boo, Nem Yun; Zin, Thaw; Choo, Kong Bung; Yap, Sook Fan

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    Obesity is a major modifiable risk factor associated with most chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of obesity, and its associated risk factors, among apparently healthy Chinese adults in a Malaysian suburban village. This was a cross-sectional study conducted among the Chinese residents in Seri Kembangan New Village, Klang Valley, Selangor, Malaysia. Convenience sampling was used for the selection of participants. Body weight, height, waist and hip circumferences, and blood pressure were measured. Fasting venous plasma was drawn for the measurement of fasting glucose level and lipid profile. Data on sociodemographic factors, dietary habits, physical activity, perceived stress level and sleep duration were collected using interviewer-administered, pretested and validated questionnaires. Among the 258 Chinese residents (mean age 41.4 ± 10.0 years) recruited, the prevalence of obesity was 40%. The obese participants had significantly higher mean blood pressure, and triglyceride and fasting plasma glucose levels than the non-obese participants (p obese participants also had a significantly lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level than the non-obese participants. Logistic regression analysis showed that drinking soy milk (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 0.447; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.253-0.787; p risk of obesity. The risk of obesity was higher in younger participants (adjusted OR 2.714; 95% CI 1.225-6.011; p obesity was high among the apparently healthy suburban Chinese. Our findings suggest that soy milk consumption and the perception that a balanced diet consists mainly of vegetables are associated with a lower risk of developing obesity in this population.

  17. Factors controlling aquatic dissolved inorganic nitrogen removal and export in suburban watersheds

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    Mineau, M.; Wollheim, W. M.; Stewart, R.; Daley, M.; McDowell, W. H.

    2013-12-01

    Human activity has accelerated the nitrogen (N) cycle and enriched the landscape with N which can result in eutrophication, especially in coastal zones where N is typically limiting. N exported to coastal zones is a function of both N loading to aquatic systems and N removal in transit through the river network. To determine drivers of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) removal and export from suburban river networks, we compared 2 well-studied suburban New-England watersheds. The Lamprey River watershed (474 km2) in NH has a mean population density of 53 inhabitants per km2 and feeds into the Great Bay estuary which is designated as N impaired. The Ipswich River (400 km2) in MA has a much higher population density with 302 inhabitants per km2 and feeds into the Plum Island estuary, which is not N impaired. Median (2000 - 2009) watershed DIN export was 171 kg km-2 y-1 for the Ipswich and 77 kg km-2 y-1 for the Lamprey. We used the Framework for Aquatic Modeling in the Earth System (FrAMES) to evaluate the relative importance of anthropogenic N loading and river network DIN processing in determining N export from these watersheds. FrAMES is a spatially distributed and time varying coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical model for river networks. We hypothesized that greater N export relative to population density in the Lamprey watershed was due in part to less aquatic N processing caused by interactions among: 1. The distribution of development/sources in the watershed (i.e. mean flow path length N has to travel), and 2. The area and distribution of intact fluvial wetlands in the watershed. We conducted a sensitivity analysis to determine the relative importance of these factors in limiting aquatic N removal in the Lamprey river watershed. Our results suggest that the distribution of loading within a river system has important influence on nutrient export to coastal zones.

  18. Real-Time Lane Detection on Suburban Streets Using Visual Cue Integration

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    Shehan Fernando

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The detection of lane boundaries on suburban streets using images obtained from video constitutes a challenging task. This is mainly due to the difficulties associated with estimating the complex geometric structure of lane boundaries, the quality of lane markings as a result of wear, occlusions by traffic, and shadows caused by road-side trees and structures. Most of the existing techniques for lane boundary detection employ a single visual cue and will only work under certain conditions and where there are clear lane markings. Also, better results are achieved when there are no other on-road objects present. This paper extends our previous work and discusses a novel lane boundary detection algorithm specifically addressing the abovementioned issues through the integration of two visual cues. The first visual cue is based on stripe-like features found on lane lines extracted using a two-dimensional symmetric Gabor filter. The second visual cue is based on a texture characteristic determined using the entropy measure of the predefined neighbourhood around a lane boundary line. The visual cues are then integrated using a rule-based classifier which incorporates a modified sequential covering algorithm to improve robustness. To separate lane boundary lines from other similar features, a road mask is generated using road chromaticity values estimated from CIE L*a*b* colour transformation. Extraneous points around lane boundary lines are then removed by an outlier removal procedure based on studentized residuals. The lane boundary lines are then modelled with Bezier spline curves. To validate the algorithm, extensive experimental evaluation was carried out on suburban streets and the results are presented.

  19. Effects of suburban development on runoff generation in the Croton River basin, New York, USA

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    Burns, Douglas; Vitvar, Tomas; McDonnell, Jeffrey; Hassett, James; Duncan, Jonathan; Kendall, Carol

    2005-09-01

    The effects of impervious area, septic leach-field effluent, and a riparian wetland on runoff generation were studied in three small (0.38-0.56 km 2) headwater catchments that represent a range of suburban development (high density residential, medium density residential, and undeveloped) within the Croton River basin, 70 km north of New York City. Precipitation, stream discharge, and groundwater levels were monitored at 10-30 min intervals for 1 year, and stream water and groundwater samples were collected biweekly for δ 18O, NO 3-, and SO 42- analysis for more than 2 years during an overlapping period in 2000-2002. Data from 27 storms confirmed that peak magnitudes increased and recession time decreased with increasing development, but lags in peak arrival and peak discharge/mean discharge were greatest in the medium density residential catchment, which contains a wetland in which storm runoff is retained before entering the stream. Baseflow during a dry period from Aug. 2001-Feb. 2002 was greatest in the high-density residential catchment, presumably from the discharge of septic effluent through the shallow groundwater system and into the stream. In contrast, moderate flows during a wet period from Mar.-Aug. 2002 were greatest in the undeveloped catchment, possibly as a result of greater subsurface storage or greater hydraulic conductivity at this site. The mean residence time of baseflow was about 30 weeks at all three catchments, indicating that human influence was insufficient to greatly affect the groundwater recharge and discharge properties that determine catchment residence time. These results suggest that while suburban development and its associated impervious surfaces and storm drains accelerate the transport of storm runoff into streams, the combined effects of remnant natural landscape features such as wetlands and human alterations such as deep groundwater supply and septic systems can change the expected effects of human development on storm

  20. Is There a Risk of Suburban Transmission of Malaria in Selangor, Malaysia?

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    Braima, Kamil A.; Sum, Jia-Siang; Ghazali, Amir-Ridhwan M.; Muslimin, Mustakiza; Jeffery, John; Lee, Wenn-Chyau; Shaker, Mohammed R.; Elamin, Alaa-Eldeen M.; Jamaiah, Ibrahim; Lau, Yee-Ling; Rohela, Mahmud; Kamarulzaman, Adeeba; Sitam, Frankie; Mohd-Noh, Rosnida; Abdul-Aziz, Noraishah M.

    2013-01-01

    Background The suburban transmission of malaria in Selangor, Malaysia’s most developed and populous state still remains a concern for public health in this region. Despite much successful control efforts directed at its reduction, sporadic cases, mostly brought in by foreigners have continued to occur. In addition, cases of simian malaria caused by Plasmodium knowlesi, some with fatal outcome have caused grave concern to health workers. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of local malaria transmission in suburban regions of Selangor, which are adjacent to secondary rainforests. Findings A malaria survey spanning 7 years (2006 - 2012) was conducted in Selangor. A total of 1623 laboratory confirmed malaria cases were reported from Selangor’s nine districts. While 72.6% of these cases (1178/1623) were attributed to imported malaria (cases originating from other countries), 25.5% (414/1623) were local cases and 1.9% (31/1623) were considered as relapse and unclassified cases combined. In this study, the most prevalent infection was P. vivax (1239 cases, prevalence 76.3%) followed by P. falciparum (211, 13.0%), P. knowlesi (75, 4.6%), P. malariae (71, 4.4%) and P. ovale (1, 0.06%). Mixed infections comprising of P. vivax and P. falciparum were confirmed (26, 1.6%). Entomological surveys targeting the residences of malaria patients’ showed that the most commonly trapped Anopheles species was An. maculatus. No oocysts or sporozoites were found in the An. maculatus collected. Nevertheless, the possibility of An. maculatus being the malaria vector in the investigated locations was high due to its persistent occurrence in these areas. Conclusions Malaria cases reported in this study were mostly imported cases. However the co-existence of local cases and potential Plasmodium spp. vectors should be cause for concern. The results of this survey reflect the need of maintaining closely monitored malaria control programs and continuous extensive malaria

  1. Evaluation of real time PCR technique to diagnosis of human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I in patients in the Hematologia da Fundação Hemope Hospital, in Northeastern Brazil Avaliação da técnica de PCR em tempo real para o diagnóstico do virus linfotrópico tipo I de células T humana (HTLV-I em pacientes do Hospital de Hematologia da Fundação Hemope, no Nordeste do Brasil

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    Bruna C. Arruda

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    Full Text Available As a high degree of homology exists between the proviral genomes of HTLV-I and HTLV-II, there is significant cross-reactivity. Therefore although detection of HTLV antibodies is characteristic of viral infection, it is not sufficient to confirm the presence of the viral type. Molecular tests used to diagnose the HTLV-I/II viruses are based on investigations of proviral genomic sequences, and allow for an infection to be diagnosed prior to the appearance of any sign or symptom. The HTLV proviral load in infected individuals can be determined using real-time PCR, a faster method with less risk of contamination than simple or nested PCR. We analyzed 63 samples from the Hemope Hospital, of which 33 were from HTLV seropositive individuals and 30 from blood donors, to determine the type of virus and the proviral load. The sensitivity of qualitative PCR in comparison to ELISA was 87.5% (95% IC: 70.1 - 95.9% and the specificity was 100% (IC 95%: 85.9 - 100.0%. The sensitivity and specificity of real-time PCR in comparison to the serological test (ELISA were 100% (95% IC: 86.7 - 100.0% and 96.67% (95% IC: 80.9 - 99.8% respectively. The proviral load in the seropositive individuals ranged from 13 to 343820 copies/106 PBMC cells. Our study also observed that individuals with TSP/HAM had a higher proviral load than those who showed no symptoms. The use of real time PCR for routine clinical testing of infected individuals will play a significant role in identifying the virus type and determining the proviral load, thereby providing more appropriate treatment.Como os genomas provirais do HTLV-I e HTLV-II exibem grande homologia, há uma expressiva sororeatividade cruzada. Assim, a detecção de anticorpos anti-HTLV-I/II embora caracterize infecção viral, não permite estabelecer distinção entre os agentes. Os testes moleculares empregados para o diagnóstico dos vírus HTLV-I/II, baseiam-se na pesquisa de seqüências genômicas provirais permitindo o

  2. Ansiedade e impaciência: cânceres sociais na Educação e Relações Humanas

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    Antonio Mendes Silva Filho

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    Full Text Available Os hábitos dizem muito da natureza humana e podem ajudar ou dificultar a formação humana. Aristóteles nos ensina a entender a natureza humana quando diz que “somos aquilo que fazemos repetidamente”. Hábitos consistem de padrões comportamentais realizados costumeiramente, frutos da frequente repetição de atos. Portanto, hábitos constituem traços que seres humanos podem desenvolver ao longo da vida. Os hábitos ajudam a compreender a natureza humana, pois eles os acompanham ao longo da vida como virtudes ou defeitos. Mas, a virtude torna-se em vício se mal aplicada. Este artigo explora e discute hábitos, cânceres sociais, que têm afetado a educação e relações humanas

  3. Back to the basics. Number of general hospitals grows for the first time in years despite slim margins, lagging reimbursements and a tight market.

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    Romano, Michael

    2004-01-12

    After slipping 16.5% in the past quarter-century, the number of community hospitals is on the rise despite slim margins, lagging reimbursements and a tight capital market. Growth is spurred by the attractive demographics of fast-growing suburban areas, changing consumer tastes and the lure of big business from baby boomers and the elderly. One new facility is Florida Hospital-Flagler, left.

  4. Simulación de la marcha humana mediante técnicas de dinámica multicuerpo : aplicación al diseño de sistemas para la asistencia de la marcha humana

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    Sánchez Salinas, Silvia

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se ha llevado a cabo una metodología basada en sistemas multicuerpo para realizar el análisis dinámico de la marcha humana. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

  5. Hospitality Industry

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    Marian Ionel

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Development of accommodation, as basic services offered to tourists, led to the creation of a genuine hospitality industry. Currently, the hospitality industry is no longer just the accommodation service itself but also requires an atmosphere that ensures leisure tourists in the hotel. Thus, hospitable unit manager offers its service in addition to accommodation and catering services, leisure services, treatment services, business services required.. The existence of factors such as revenue growth, increasing leisure time, the development of transport services, the emergence of new tourist attractions have caused increasing international flows of tourists, with consequent development of units hospitable, and therefore a strong hospitality industry. In Romania, after 1990, the tourism sector experienced a true expansion, both through the development of the hotel sector, but also by developing rural hospitality units.

  6. Aflatoxinas e ocratoxina A em alimentos e riscos para a saúde humana

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    Eloisa Dutra Caldas

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: A presença de micotoxinas em alimentos tem sido correlacionada a várias patologias humanas, e as autoridades de saúde no mundo todo têm implementado ações para diminuir a ingestão desses compostos pela dieta. Realizou-se pesquisa para analisar os níveis de aflatoxinas e ocratoxina A de alimentos para consumo e avaliar o potencial de risco da exposição humana a essas micotoxinas. MÉTODOS: Foram analisadas 366 amostras de alimentos consumidos no Distrito Federal, no período de julho de 1998 a dezembro de 2001, como amendoim e derivados, castanhas, milho, produtos de trigo e/ou aveia, arroz e feijão. As amostras foram processadas, e as micotoxinas extraídas, detectadas e quantificadas por fluorescência após separação em cromatografia camada delgada. RESULTADOS: Foram detectadas aflatoxinas em 19,6% das amostras, em amendoim cru e derivados, milho de pipoca, milho em grão e castanha-do-pará (>2 mig/kg. Amendoim e derivados apresentaram maior incidência de contaminação por aflatoxinas (34,7% com amostras contendo até 1.280 mig/kg de AFB1+AFG1 e 1.706 mig/kg de aflatoxinas totais. Das amostras positivas, AFB1 estava presente em 98,5%, AFB2 em 93%, AFG1 em 66,7% e AFG2 em 65,4%. A ocratoxina A não foi detectada (<25 mig/kg em nenhuma amostra analisada. CONCLUSÃO: Os níveis de contaminação encontrados em amendoim e derivados ultrapassaram os níveis máximos permitidos pela legislação brasileira, podendo significar fator de risco para a população que os consome regularmente. A conscientização dos produtores de alimentos e as ações de vigilância sanitária permanentes são essenciais para diminuir a exposição humana a esses compostos e prevenir doenças crônicas advindas dessa exposição.

  7. Aflatoxinas e ocratoxina A em alimentos e riscos para a saúde humana

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    Caldas Eloisa Dutra

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: A presença de micotoxinas em alimentos tem sido correlacionada a várias patologias humanas, e as autoridades de saúde no mundo todo têm implementado ações para diminuir a ingestão desses compostos pela dieta. Realizou-se pesquisa para analisar os níveis de aflatoxinas e ocratoxina A de alimentos para consumo e avaliar o potencial de risco da exposição humana a essas micotoxinas. MÉTODOS: Foram analisadas 366 amostras de alimentos consumidos no Distrito Federal, no período de julho de 1998 a dezembro de 2001, como amendoim e derivados, castanhas, milho, produtos de trigo e/ou aveia, arroz e feijão. As amostras foram processadas, e as micotoxinas extraídas, detectadas e quantificadas por fluorescência após separação em cromatografia camada delgada. RESULTADOS: Foram detectadas aflatoxinas em 19,6% das amostras, em amendoim cru e derivados, milho de pipoca, milho em grão e castanha-do-pará (>2 mig/kg. Amendoim e derivados apresentaram maior incidência de contaminação por aflatoxinas (34,7% com amostras contendo até 1.280 mig/kg de AFB1+AFG1 e 1.706 mig/kg de aflatoxinas totais. Das amostras positivas, AFB1 estava presente em 98,5%, AFB2 em 93%, AFG1 em 66,7% e AFG2 em 65,4%. A ocratoxina A não foi detectada (<25 mig/kg em nenhuma amostra analisada. CONCLUSÃO: Os níveis de contaminação encontrados em amendoim e derivados ultrapassaram os níveis máximos permitidos pela legislação brasileira, podendo significar fator de risco para a população que os consome regularmente. A conscientização dos produtores de alimentos e as ações de vigilância sanitária permanentes são essenciais para diminuir a exposição humana a esses compostos e prevenir doenças crônicas advindas dessa exposição.

  8. A Vontade de Vida Schopenhaueriana como a Essência Humana: Um Golpe à Presunção Racional

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    Camila Koerich Espíndola

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem o objetivo de mostrar que a Vontade de vida, apresentada por Arthur Schopenhauer como a essência íntima tanto dos seres humanos quanto da natureza em geral, pode ter o efeito de igualar a humanidade aos demais seres vivos, abalando a presunção humana fundamentada na capacidade racional.

  9. O modelo de tomasello sobre a evolução cognitivo-linguística humana

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    Sylvio Állan

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho buscou apresentar o modelo de Michael Tomasello sobre a evolução da cognição humana e uma teoria, derivada desse modelo, sobre a aquisição e o desenvolvimento de competências linguístico-simbólicas. Tomasello propõe que a aquisição e o desenvolvimento simbólico dependem de uma cognição cultural exclusivamente humana, mas derivada de adaptações biológicas características da cognição primata. Essas propostas constituem alternativas para as abordagens tradicionais do desenvolvimento cognitivo e linguístico-simbólico humano, uma vez que: (1 destacam aspectos biológicos e culturais como determinantes da cognição humana; (2 consideram as atividades humanas como essencialmente simbólicas; (3 fornecem uma nova concepção de linguagem.

  10. 77 FR 56674 - United States v. Humana Inc. and Arcadian Management Services, Inc.; Public Comment and Response...

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    ... Demands and conducted more than fifty-three interviews of health-insurance competitors, brokers, customers... (CMS), have more robust physician networks, and seek high patient satisfaction and quality in order to... by Humana and the DOJ's continued work to ensure that competition among insurers is sufficient to...

  11. PREVALENCIA DE HIDATIDOSIS HUMANA MEDIANTE TÉCNICAS DE IMAGEN EN YANAHUANCA, PASCO.

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    Chumbe G., Elizabeth; Laboratorio de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Lopera B., Luis; Laboratorio de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Barrón G., Eduardo; Laboratorio de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Ninaquispe B., Berenice; Laboratorio de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Gavidia Ch, César .; Laboratorio de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima

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    El objetivo del estudio fue determinar la prevalencia de hidatidosis humana en nueve comunidades rurales del distrito de Yanahuanca, Pasco, empleando como técnicas de diagnóstico la ecografía abdominal y la radiografía de tórax. Además, se evaluó la asociación entre las variables edad, género y comunidad de procedencia y la presencia de pobladores positivos a quistes hidatídicos. La ecografía se realizó a 949 personas (52% de la población mayor de 5 años) y el examen radiográfico a 829 (45.6%...

  12. Ecosystem approaches to human health Abordagens ecossistêmicas à saúde humana

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    N. Ole Nielsen

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The promotion of human health must be embedded in the wider pursuit of ecosystem health. Interventions will be impaired if ecosystem-linked determinants of health are not taken into account. In the extreme case, if ecosystems lose their capacity for renewal, society will lose life support services. Essential features of ecosystem health are the capacity to maintain integrity and to achieve reasonable and sustainable human goals. An ecosystem approach to research and management must be transdisciplinary and assure participation of stakeholders. These requisites provide a means for science to better deal with the complexity of ecosystems, and for policy-makers and managers to establish and achieve reasonable societal goals. The ecosystem approach can determine links between human health and activities or events which disturb ecosystem state and function. Examples are: landscape disturbance in agriculture, mining, forestry, urbanization, and natural disasters. An understanding of these links can provide guidance for management interventions and policy options that promote human health. An ecosystem approach to management must be adaptive because of irreducible uncertainty in ecosystem function.A promoção da saúde humana deve estar embutida na busca maior pela saúde do ecossistema. As intervenções estarão prejudicadas se os determinantes ecossistêmicos da saúde não forem levados em conta. Em caso extremo, se os ecossistemas perderem a capacidade de se renovarem, a sociedade ficará privada de serviços essenciais à sustentação da vida. As características essenciais da saúde ecossistêmica são a capacidade de manter a integridade e a de atingir metas humanas razoáveis e sustentáveis. Uma abordagem ecossistêmica para a pesquisa e gestão deve ser transdisciplinar e assegurar a participação dos diferentes atores. Tais características fornecem um meio à ciência para lidar melhor com a complexidade dos ecossistemas, bem como aos

  13. Misión y vocación universitaria y persona humana

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    Jesús GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El artículo es una reflexión del autor sobre el sentido y fines que la Universidad debe buscar en Chile en la perspectiva de un nuevo siglo. La Universidad debe constituirse, en primer lugar, como comunidad humana e intelectual. Pero, en segundo lugar, la dimensión ética de la persona es una perspectiva de fondo que no puede abandonar ninguna tarea desarrollada en la Universidad.ABSTRACT: This article is a reflection about the meaning and goals of the University in Chile at the thresold of the next century. First of all, the University must be a human and intellectual community. But the ethical dimension of the person is also most important for the universitary task.

  14. Pode Realmente Haver uma Ciência Natural da Ação Humana?

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    Sérgio Oliveira

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Procura-se, neste texto, expor, de forma sucinta, a argumentação, com base na perspectiva de Clifford Geertz, segundo a qual a ação humana se torna um objeto falseado à medida que entendida pelas estratégias de investigação típicas das ciências naturais, as quais procuram fornecer alguma descrição universal da mesma. A contrapelo desta tendência, lembra-se aqui o vínculo da ação complexa com sentidos para sempre locais e a necessidade, em se observando tal ponto, de se imaginarem “descrições densas” que procurem reconstruir a riqueza e as particularidades desses mesmos sentidos, como se pertencessem a um texto literário.

  15. La espiritualidad y la solución de crisis humanas

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    Rosalvina Alvis Barranco

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es un ensayo que compara tres estrategias de si- coterapia para el tratamiento de los conflictos humanos, demostrándose que la evocación de la espiritualidad humana ofrece resultados compara- bles cuando se aplica la psicoterapia cognitiva y la logoterapia. Se reali- zó un ensayo clínic o y a doble ciegas entre los 1.500 pacientes atendidos en la oficina de Asesoría Espiritual de la Universidad Popular del Cesar entre los años 2011-2014. Una conceptualización del caso sólida y bien estructurada, incrementa las probabilidades de éxito terapéutico.

  16. Dientes y diversidad humana: avances de la antropología dental

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    Rodríguez Cuenca, José Vicente

    2003-01-01

    La antropología dental estudia la evolución de las enfermedades dentales, la variación morfológica y métrica de la dentición en las poblaciones humanas, su relación con los procesos adaptativos y con los cambios en la alimentación. / Contenido. Preliminares; Capítulo 1 - Los dientes de la historia; Capítulo 2 - Evolución del sistema dental; Capitulo 3 - Variación dental morfológica; Capítulo 4 - Variación en el tamaño de los dientes; Capítulo 5 - Edad y desarrollo dental; Capítulo 6 - Diente...

  17. Genética en humana en Estomatología

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    El creciente interés que están despertando las enfermedades genéticas dentro del contexto de la patología humana, se debe al espectacular avance que han experimentado las cada vez más complejas metodologías que con un número día a día mayor de científicos investigan los mecanismos de la herencia. Es así como novedosos estudios bioquímicos, cromosómicos y poblaciones, han permitido reconocer en muchas entidades de causalidad confusa hasta no hace mucho, una clara etiología genética. El crec...

  18. Toxicología de las dioxinas y su impacto en la salud humana

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    Full Text Available Las dioxinas son contaminantes de síntesis que se forman de manera espontánea en diversos procesos industriales. Son compuestos organoclorados muy estables en el medio ambiente, capaces de permanecer en los tejidos humanos y animales; y por ello hacen bioacumulación, lo que facilita la presentación de toxicidad crónica, dentro de la que se destaca la carcinogenicidad, la mutagenicidad y el efecto disruptor endocrino. Se hace referencia a las características físicoquímicas de estos compuestos, a su toxicodinamia y efectos adversos, para finalmente, relacionar la toxicidad de estos compuestos con la salud humana y con la responsabilidad de producir alimentos inocuos para el ser humano.

  19. Excelência Humana: a contribuição da personalidade

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    Seille Cristine Garcia-Santos

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo analisar, sob o enfoque da Psicologia Positiva, as explicações dos pesquisadores da excelência humana sobre o que a promove e a mantém nos mais variados domínios de atuação. Constatou-se que fatores pessoais e contextuais são mencionados, destacando-se as habilidades cognitivas e a prática deliberada no desempenho superior, sendo também as variáveis de personalidade decisivas para o desenvolvimento e a manifestação da excelência. Neste estudo, como na literatura na área, destaca-se a importância da persistência, controle emocional e abertura à experiência.

  20. La enseñanza de la ética y la conducta humana

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    2013-01-01

    La ética (Gr.ethos comportamiento y hábitos del hombre) (1) es la ciencia que busca razones últimas y universales para adecuar la conducta humana al bien del universo. Deontología (Gr. deonta lo que debería de ser) (1) es la ciencia de los deberes profesionales.Por muchos años se creyó que la ética no podía ser enseñada, que era parte del individuo. Se postulaba que era más sencillo enseñar medicina a personas éticas que enseñar ética a estudiantes de medicina ¿será esto así? (2). Una buena p...

  1. La construcción de esquemas: un modelo explicativo de construcción humana

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    Aznar Minguet, Pilar

    2009-01-01

    Desde el alternativismo constructivista, se ha venido enfatizando el proceso activo del sujeto en la elaboración e interpretación de información, lo cual ha llevado a establecer como postulado básico el hecho de que la construcción de la realidad es un proceso activo y personal. Esta particular explicación de la configuración humana a través de la acción surge como reacción a la explicación conductista por la grave carencia que suponía, desde ésta, el hacer depender la configuración conductua...

  2. Aproveitamento teórico-prático da disciplina anatomia humana do curso de fisioterapia

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    Rodrigo Moreira Arruda

    Full Text Available A Anatomia Humana estuda as estruturas do corpo humano e as relações entre elas. Assim, seu ensino a estudantes da área da saúde, incluindo alunos de Fisioterapia, é de extrema importância. É necessário um bom aproveitamento nesta disciplina para se tornar um bom profissional, porém as estratégias de ensino-aprendizagem nesta disciplina têm sido bastante discutidas. Com base nesta premissa, este estudo teve por objetivos avaliar o aproveitamento teórico-prático dos discentes do curso de Fisioterapia na disciplina Anatomia Humana, bem como descrever as facilidades e dificuldades enfrentadas e suas implicações durante o curso. Para tanto, foi elaborado um questionário específico e utilizada também a avaliação dos professores realizada pelo Colegiado de Fisioterapia. O tratamento estatístico foi composto por análise descritiva e correlação de Pearson, sendo os dados analisados pelos programas Microsoft Excel® 2007 e Graphpad Prism®. Não se observou correlação entre desempenho do aluno e grau de satisfação diante de diferentes parâmetros analisados neste trabalho. O estudo revelou que os alunos apresentam aproveitamento satisfatório, mas há grandes insatisfações quanto à forma como a disciplina é conduzida.

  3. La Placenta Humana Nuevo Sustrato Proteico Empleado para la Obtención de Bases Nutritivas.

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    Diana Rosa Viera Oramas

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El hidrolizado de placenta humana es una nueva base nutritiva con un elevado contenido de nutrientes y constituyen un paso importante en el desarrollo de una metodología para su obtención a partir de residuos de placenta. Además de ser un nuevo producto en la gama de BIOCEN y brindar la posibilidad de utilizar en sustitución de bases nutritivas importadas. Con el objetivo de desarrollar y evaluar la funcionalidad de dicha base se realizó un diseño experimental completamente aleatorio, se estudió la influencia de parámetros fundamentales en el proceso de obtención tales como: cantidad de enzima, tiempo de hidrólisis y relación sustrato agua. Definiendo que 0,4 g de papaína por Kg de sustrato, durante 4 hora de hidrólisis y en una relación 1: 5 sustrato agua, además de un tratamiento térmico durante 30 min fueron los elementos críticos prefijados en la tecnología de obtención del hidrolizado. Se obtuvo un producto con elevada calidad cuyos valores óptimos de los índices fisicoquímicos fueron: nitrógeno amínico 2,38 % nitrógeno total 13,62 % y un rendimiento 14,56 % . Al realizar la evaluación microbiológica de la peptona a nivel piloto se obtuvieron resultados satisfactorios y correspondiente a los descrito en la documentación. Esta nueva base nutritiva es una prueba de la posibilidad de utilizar los residuos de placenta humana en calidad de sustrato proteico con una calidad adecuada comparable con los productos de similar propósito existentes en el mercado internacional.

  4. Enfermedades infecciosas emergentes: interacción entre el mundo microbiano y las sociedades humanas

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    Fernando García

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan dos facetas importantes de las enfermedades infecciosas emergentes. Por un lado, las características de los microorganismos que las causan, por otro, las características del ser humano que promueven o contribuyen al surgimiento de las enfermedades infecciosas. Desde el punto de vista microbiano, se pueden identificar tres aspectos fundamentales. Primero, los patógenos emergentes son predominantemente virales, seguidos por los bacterianos. Numéricamente los virus ARN dominan, constituyendo el 37% de todos los patógenos emergentes. Los virus ARN predominan entre los virus patógenos emergentes que aparentemente entraron en las poblaciones humanas en las últimas décadas, como VIH y el coronavirus asociado al SARS. Segundo, los patógenos emergentes no se asocian a un único tipo de hospedero, sino que usualmente tienen amplio rango de hospederos que incluye varios órdenes de especies de mamíferos y no mamíferos. En efecto, la mayoría de las infecciones emergentes son de origen zoonótico. Tercero, los patógenos emergentes tienen un cierto grado de flexibilidad biológica que les permite aprovecharse de nuevas oportunidades epidemiológicas para ingresar a las poblaciones humanas. Las enfermedades infecciosas no son un problema reciente sino que han estado "emergiendo" a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad y es posible identificar, al menos, cuatro transiciones históricas. La última de esas transiciones es la globalización actual. Muchos factores antropogénicos inciden en el surgimiento de las enfermedades infecciosas emergentes, incluyendo eventos sociales, comportamiento humano, cambios ambientales, políticas en salud pública, procedimientos médicos y otros.

  5. NEUROÉTICA Y VULNERABILIDAD HUMANA EN PERSPECTIVA FILOSÓFICA

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    ALFREDO MARCOS

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    Full Text Available El artículo trata de valorar las posibilidades y límites de la neuroética. Defiende que las neurociencias y la ética deben colaborar entre sí desde el mutuo respeto y la preservación de las respectivas identidades, científica en un caso y filosófica en el otro (neuroética en modo-co . El texto formula también una crítica a todo intento de sustitución de la ética filosófica por las neurociencias (neuroética en modo-su. En consecuencia, se exploran los fundamentos ontológicos y antropológicos más apropiados para desarrollar la neuroética, entendida esta como territorio de colaboración entre ética y neurociencias. Dichos fundamentos remiten a la idea aristotélica de sustancia hilemórfica. Sobre tales fundamentos se puede desarrollar una neuroética colaborativa que incluye dos vertientes: por un lado tenemos una ética de la neurociencia y, por otro, una neurociencia de la ética. La primera muestra cómo investigar y aplicar la neurociencia preservando siempre la dignidad humana. La segunda nos enseña cuáles son las bases neurobiológicas posibilitadoras –pero no determinantes– de la agencia moral. Al estudiar las mismas se hace evidente nuestra vulnerabilidad como agentes morales. Esta vulnerabilidad, que arraiga en la propia naturaleza humana, ha de ser, como se argumenta en el último tramo del texto, reconocida y a la vez mitigada.

  6. Direito e reprodução humana assistida nas uniões homoafetivas

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    José Márcio Carvalho da Silva

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A reprodução humana assistida em uniões homoafetivas é uma temática envolta em controvérsias na sociedade contemporânea, motico pelo qual o Poder Judiciário frequentemente é acionado no intuito de dirimir os conflitos existentes. Apesar da união de pessoas do mesmo sexo ser uma configuração familiar cada vez mais frequente no Brasil, o ordenamento brasileiro ainda é frágil em relação ao deslinde da questão. A inexistência de mecanismos legais específicos no país coloca o assunto em uma posição vulnerável a questionamentos éticos, morais, médicos, religiosos e sociais. Considerando este cenário de inegável transformação da estrutura familiar, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo principal analisar as repercussões jurídicas da reprodução humana assistida nas uniões homoafetivas. As considerações trazidas por este trabalho sinalizam que mesmo diante de alguns avanços, lacunas importantes necessitam ser preenchidas no âmbito do Direito. Algumas sentenças já foram favoráveis ao reconhecimento da paternidade e maternidade de casais homoafetivos cujos filhos foram gerados por meio de métodos de reprodução assistida, entretanto, as respostas aos dilemas que envolvem esse tipo de cinstituição familiar contemporânea ainda carecem de mecanismos legais mais concretos.

  7. Habermas, identidad moderna y mejora humana. ¿El camino a seguir?

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    Francisco Javier Lopez Frías

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La finalidad de este artículo es triple. Primero, las secciones 1 y 2 expondrán la estructura del argumento de Jürgen Habermas respecto a las tecnologías de mejora humana. Para ello, éste será descompuesto en tres partes, que son sus pilares básicos: a los sujetos diseñados no pueden auto-concebirse a sí mismos como autores únicos de sus vidas; b la distinción kantiana entre objetos y personas se desvanece como consecuencia del modo en que los sujetos modificados experiencian su cuerpo; c la relación entre los padres y su descendencia se vuelve asimétrica, de modo que es contraria a las normas de la acción comunicativa. Segundo, en la sección 3, que es concebida como un diálogo entre Habermas y sus críticos, se presentarán algunas objeciones teóricas a su argumento. Tercero, la sección 4 analizará la validez de los argumentos habermasianos y afirmará firmemente que la posición de Habermas arroja luz sobre el modo correcto de analizar las tecnologías de mejora humana desde un punto de vista moral. A saber, en función de la influencia que tienen sobre el modo en que los sujetos se auto-conciben como seres autónomos y responsables.

  8. Uveítis sifilítica asociada al virus de inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Isabel Ambou Frutos

    Full Text Available La sífilis es una infección crónica y multisistémica, producida por la espiroqueta Treponema pallidum. Las manifestaciones oculares de la sífilis son varias y pueden afectar todas las estructuras oculares. La uveítis es el tipo de afectación ocular más frecuente. Puede presentarse en la fase secundaria, latente o terciaria y cursa de forma bilateral en el 50 % de los casos. También puede verse asociada al virus de inmunodeficiencia humana. Desde la introducción de la terapia antirretroviral de gran actividad, la mortalidad asociada al SIDA disminuyó y la incidencia de sífilis y otras enfermedades de trasmisión sexual aumentó como consecuencia de la expansión de la población homosexual. Teniendo en cuenta la gran variedad de formas de presentación, se le conoce como la gran simuladora y forma parte del diagnóstico diferencial de cualquier uveítis. Presentamos el caso de un paciente masculino de 64 años de edad que acude al Cuerpo de Guardia, donde refiere visión borrosa del ojo derecho de aproximadamente 45 días de evolución, asociado a enrojecimiento ocular, dolor y molestias a la luz, a quien posteriormente se le diagnóstico una uveítis sifilítica asociada al virus de inmunodeficincia humana.

  9. Diagnóstico de la toxocarosis humana Diagnosis of human toxocarosis

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    William H. Roldán

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La toxocarosis humana es una importante zoonosis parasitaria causada por formas larvarias de especies del género Toxocara, un parásito nematodo de los perros y los gatos. La migración de la larva por los diferentes tejidos blandos en el ser humano genera una serie de entidades clínicas en el paciente, tales como el síndrome de larva migrans visceral, la toxocarosis ocular y la neurotoxocarosis. El diagnóstico definitivo es mediante la histopatología en biopsias, pero resulta ser casi imposible de realizar y actualmente su diagnóstico se establece mediante el análisis de la sintomatología clínica, los antecedentes epidemiológicos del paciente y el uso de pruebas hematológicas e inmunológicas de laboratorio que son las que finalmente ayudan a confirmar la sospecha clínica de la enfermedad. El propósito del presente artículo es actualizar los conocimientos que se tienen sobre el uso de las diferentes herramientas para establecer el diagnóstico y el monitoreo de la toxocarosis humana.Human toxocarosis is an important parasitic zoonosis caused by larval stages of Toxocara species, the roundworms from dogs and cats. Larval migration through different soft tissues in the human generates several clinical entities in the patient, such as visceral larva migrans, ocular toxocarosis, and neurotoxocarosis. Definitive diagnosis by histopathological methods is very difficult or almost impossible and, nowadays, the diagnosis is usually made by clinical signs/symptoms, epidemiological background of the patient and the use of hematological and immunological tests which finally help to confirm the clinical suspicion of the illness. The purpose of this paper was to update the available knowledge on the use of different tools for both the diagnosis and following up of human toxocarosis.

  10. La díada en el desarrollo de la condición humana

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    Carmen Rosalía Solla

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como propósito realizar una disertación sobre la díada como estrategia socializadora que coadyuva al desarrollo de la condición humana, entendiendo ésta como la fuerza viva de interrelacionarse con su semejante, respetarlo, amarlo y ser empático son ese otro que está ahí para ser el complemento de uno. Esta investigación se desarrolla como un estudio documental, de tipo expositivo, ya que en éste se presentan los estudios de Valles (2004, Hernández y Cortés (2009, Solla (2003/2010 y, Rodríguez (2009 y se hace referencia a las teorías de Gadamer (1997, Heidegger (2003 y Bronfenbrenner (1987 como soportes al estudio de las relaciones complementarias, específicamente de la díada. Los trabajos antes mencionados se exponen en forma dialógica para que así uno sea complemento del otro. El artículo está compuesto por varias partes que guían al lector a entender al individuo desde su unicidad hasta la necesidad de complementarse con el otro quien le ayuda a ratificar su condición humana. Finalmente, se concluye que el ser humano, desde la relación diádica, abre su ser para desplegarse en el otro; promueve la interrelación, la comunicación, la cohesión, la afectividad, la reciprocidad, la solidaridad, el respeto y la dialógica; trabaja con su semejante y posibilita la formación de comunidades cohesionadas.

  11. Necessidades humanas básicas dos profissionais de enfermagem: situações de (insatisfação no trabalho

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    Lorena Fagundes Ladeia Vitoria Regis

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O cuidado está associado às ações da enfermagem considerando, sobretudo um conjunto de necessidades da equipe de enfermagem. Os objetivos desta pesquisa foram: caracterizar situações de (insatisfações da equipe de enfermagem no trabalho e analisar as implicações destas (insatisfações da equipe de enfermagem no trabalho. Adotou-se a teoria das necessidades humanas básicas de Maslow para compreender fatores motivacionais e utilizou-se uma metodologia qualitativa com aplicação de técnicas quantitativas. O método compôs-se de observação participante com registros em diário de campo associada à aplicação de um questionário para 18 participantes da equipe de enfermagem em um Hospital Público do Rio de Janeiro. O estudo indica que as necessidades básicas da equipe de enfermagem encontram-se comprometidas, principalmente as necessidades de segurança e fisiológicas, as mais primárias. O comprometimento das necessidades primárias do sujeito que cuida implica em prejuízo para a saúde e redução do desempenho no trabalho em cenários hospitalares.

  12. Volatile organic compounds in industrial, urban, and suburban areas: Sources and exposures

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    Jia, Chunrong

    This research was aimed at evaluating and refining sampling and analytical methods for airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and at characterizing concentrations and potential exposures of VOCs found in indoor and ambient air in industrial, urban and suburban communities. A new analytical strategy of combining selective ion monitoring (SIM) and scan mode mass spectrometer analyses was developed and evaluated. This strategy improved sensitivity and selectivity without extra cost or calibration efforts. An intermittent active sampling method for collecting VOCs, which has not been previously evaluated, was compared to continuous active and passive sampling methods with the aim of obtaining long-term integrated measurements. Results obtained by the three methods agreed over a wide concentration range after accounting for the sampling rate. Intermittent sampling provides greater flexibility with respect to sampling period and flow rate, and enables the use of multi-bed adsorbents that increase the range of VOCs that can be monitored. VOC concentrations were measured inside and outside of 159 residences in suburban (Ann Arbor), urban (Ypsilanti) and urban/industrial (Dearborn) communities in southeastern Michigan from 2004 to 2005. A total of 53 and 46 VOCs were detected indoors and outdoors, respectively. Outdoors, benzene, toluene, p,m-xylene and carbon tetrachloride had the highest concentrations, and differences were seen between cities and seasons. Factor analyses identified four types of outdoor sources: vehicle exhaust/gasoline vapor, industrial solvents, biogenic emissions, and industrial sources. Indoors, benzene, toluene, p,m-xylene, n-heptane, alpha-pinene and d-limonene had the highest concentrations. Indoor to outdoor concentration ratios ranged from 1 to 10 for most compounds. Higher indoor concentrations were associated with the presence of attached garages, recent renovations, indoor smoking, residence age, infrequent window/door opening, high CO2

  13. LAND STREAMER SEISMIC DATA FROM NORTHERN DELAWARE: A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR IMAGING AQUIFERS IN SUBURBAN AREAS

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    Velez, C. C.; McLaughlin, P. P.; McGeary, S. E.; Sargent, S. L.

    2009-12-01

    The Potomac Formation includes the most important confined aquifers in the Coastal Plain of northern Delaware. Development and a growing suburban population are increasing demand for groundwater in the area, making accurate assessment of groundwater water supply increasingly important. Previous studies of subsurface geology indicate that the Potomac Formation is characterized by laterally discontinuous fluvial sand bodies, making it difficult to precisely delineate the distribution and geometry of the aquifer facies based on well correlations alone. A 20-km high-resolution seismic reflection dataset was collected using a land-streamer system in 2008 to constrain subsurface stratigraphy between disparate well locations. The data were collected along roadways in an area of mixed development that includes suburban housing tracts, farmlands, and large industry. A 152-m-deep continuous-cored test hole was drilled in the summer of 2009 adjacent to one of the lines and a full suite of borehole geophysical logs obtained. The land-streamer data are compared to a 3-km dataset collected also in 2008 using conventional methods on farmland in the northern part of the study area. The land streamer system proved to be more effective than conventional seismic reflection methods in this area. Several advantages are evident for the land streamer: 1) overall, the conventional dataset has a higher S/N, 2) on average, collecting data with the land streamer system is four times faster, and 3) the land streamer lines can be longer and therefore more continuous than the conventional lines in a developed area. The land-streamer system has minor disadvantages: traffic control, traffic noise, and in some cases a need for larger crews. Regardless, the land streamer dataset is easier to process, of higher quality, and more cost effective. The final depth images from the land streamer data indicate that the minimum and maximum depths imaged are ~18 m and ~ 268m, with a resolution of ~4 m. This

  14. Suburban Energy Balance Estimates for Vancouver, B.C., Using the Bowen Ratio-Energy Balance Approach.

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    Kalanda, B. D.; Oke, T. R.; Spittlehouse, D. L.

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    The energy balance of a suburban site in Vancouver, B.C. in late summer is presented. The balance is obtained from direct measurements of net radiation, parameterized heat storage and turbulent fluxes determined according to the Bowen ratio-energy balance method with reversing psychrometers. An error analysis shows the turbulent fluxes are good to within 10-20% by day. Features of the suburban energy balance are found to be intermediate between those previously reported for urban and rural surfaces. Average daytime Bowen ratios are usually in the range 0.5-1.0 with some days as high as 2.5. The daytime sensible heat flux is in-phase with the net radiation. At night this flux is sometimes positive. Evapotranspiration is always an important term in the balance. The role of urban irrigation and microscale heat advection in maintaining evapotranspiration rates is discussed.

  15. Survey of the Hypertention Suffered by the Middle-aged from Suburban Areas and Its Related Pathogenesis

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    Weiyang Li; Fen Jiang; Yanping Wang

    2007-01-01

    To investigate the related pathogenic factors of hypertension affecting the middle-aged in suburban areas in Mudanjiang City and further popularize health education with regard to hypertension.Methods A survey was conducted on 858 middle-aged people of 35 to 59 years old from such suburban areas as Jinglong village,Bada village and Fengshou village by adopting the hypertensive definition and classifying standard of an WHO/ISH hypertensive treatment guidance in 1999.Results Positive correlation was shown between occurrence of hypertension and such elements as diet in excess salt,drinking,obesity,smoking.Conclusions It is of great clinical significance to combat and prevent the hypertension by regulating one's diet and life style.

  16. Effect of Suburban Development and Landscape Position on Water Quality in Three Small Watersheds Within the Croton System, New York.

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    Hassett, J. M.; Endreny, T. A.; Wolosoff, S.; Adam, M.; Mitchell, M. J.

    2003-12-01

    Internal hydrological processes in suburban watersheds and their effects on water quality warrant investigation. Instrument clusters (throughfall collectors, suction lysimeters, monitoring wells, and shallow and deep piezometers) were installed at several locations within three small (50 - 70 ha) watersheds (one forested, two with different degrees of suburban development) in the Croton Watershed, southeastern New York. Biweekly and storm samples were analyzed for base cations, selected anions, and DOC over a one-year period. The topographic index (TI) quantified landscape position; flowpath analyses determined degree of development at each cluster, using % impervious cover as the metric. Water quality degradation was observed in sites with medium and high TI values; no such effect was observed along the ridges, i.e., low TI values. At medium TI values, areas with more than 5% impervious had degraded water quality. At high TI values, the water chemistry degradation appeared at 10% or greater impervious surface

  17. Coste de las técnicas de reproducción asistida en un hospital público Cost of assisted reproduction technology in a public hospital

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    José Luis Navarro Espigares; Luis Martínez Navarro; José Antonio Castilla Alcalá; Elisa Hernández Torres

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    Objetivos: La mayoría de trabajos sobre costes de las técnicas de reproducción asistida (TRA) identifican el coste directo del procedimiento, sin considerar elementos como los costes estructurales o intermedios, de gran importancia. El objetivo de este trabajo es calcular el coste por proceso de las TRA realizadas en un hospital público en 2003 y compararlo con los resultados de 1998 en el mismo centro. Métodos: El estudio se realiza en la Unidad de Reproducción Humana (URH) del Hospital Univ...

  18. Automated mapping of impervious surfaces in urban and suburban areas: Linear spectral unmixing of high spatial resolution imagery

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    Yang, Jian; He, Yuhong

    2017-02-01

    Quantifying impervious surfaces in urban and suburban areas is a key step toward a sustainable urban planning and management strategy. With the availability of fine-scale remote sensing imagery, automated mapping of impervious surfaces has attracted growing attention. However, the vast majority of existing studies have selected pixel-based and object-based methods for impervious surface mapping, with few adopting sub-pixel analysis of high spatial resolution imagery. This research makes use of a vegetation-bright impervious-dark impervious linear spectral mixture model to characterize urban and suburban surface components. A WorldView-3 image acquired on May 9th, 2015 is analyzed for its potential in automated unmixing of meaningful surface materials for two urban subsets and one suburban subset in Toronto, ON, Canada. Given the wide distribution of shadows in urban areas, the linear spectral unmixing is implemented in non-shadowed and shadowed areas separately for the two urban subsets. The results indicate that the accuracy of impervious surface mapping in suburban areas reaches up to 86.99%, much higher than the accuracies in urban areas (80.03% and 79.67%). Despite its merits in mapping accuracy and automation, the application of our proposed vegetation-bright impervious-dark impervious model to map impervious surfaces is limited due to the absence of soil component. To further extend the operational transferability of our proposed method, especially for the areas where plenty of bare soils exist during urbanization or reclamation, it is still of great necessity to mask out bare soils by automated classification prior to the implementation of linear spectral unmixing.

  19. Investigation of sources of atmospheric aerosol at urban and suburban residential areas in Thailand by positive matrix factorization

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    Chueinta, Wanna; Hopke, Philip K.; Paatero, Pentti

    Samples of fine and coarse fractions of airborne particulate matter were collected in an urban residential area of metropolitan Bangkok from June 1995 to May 1996 and in a suburban residential area in Pathumthani, Bangkok's boundary province, from September 1993 to August 1994. The samples were analyzed for elemental concentrations by instrumental neutron activation analysis. The data sets were then analyzed by positive matrix factorization followed by rotation to identify the possible sources of atmospheric aerosols in both areas. The best solutions were found to be six factors for elemental compositions of each of the fine and coarse particulate matter fractions at the urban site and five factors each for both fine and coarse fractions at the suburban location. Soil was the major source of airborne particulate matter identified for all data sets. The motor vehicle factor showed much higher concentration for Br in urban than in suburban area. A motorcycle factor with high concentrations of Zn and Mn were found at the urban site. The factor containing highest concentrations of Na and Cl was attributed to sea-salt and was clearly seen in the urban atmosphere. The site was located 35 km to the north from the Gulf of Thailand and was influenced by wind from the south and southwest for most of the year. Charcoal/wood burning and incineration factors were likely to be the local sources. A factor with high concentration of Ca was attributed to a construction near the urban residential site and from two plaster manufacturing factories close to the suburban residential site.

  20. Description of Anomalous Noise Events for Reliable Dynamic Traffic Noise Mapping in Real-Life Urban and Suburban Soundscapes

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    Francesc Alías

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    Full Text Available Traffic noise is one of the main pollutants in urban and suburban areas. European authorities have driven several initiatives to study, prevent and reduce the effects of exposure of population to traffic. Recent technological advances have allowed the dynamic computation of noise levels by means of Wireless Acoustic Sensor Networks (WASN such as that developed within the European LIFE DYNAMAP project. Those WASN should be capable of detecting and discarding non-desired sound sources from road traffic noise, denoted as anomalous noise events (ANE, in order to generate reliable noise level maps. Due to the local, occasional and diverse nature of ANE, some works have opted to artificially build ANE databases at the cost of misrepresentation. This work presents the production and analysis of a real-life environmental audio database in two urban and suburban areas specifically conceived for anomalous noise events’ collection. A total of 9 h 8 min of labelled audio data is obtained differentiating among road traffic noise, background city noise and ANE. After delimiting their boundaries manually, the acoustic salience of the ANE samples is automatically computed as a contextual signal-to-noise ratio (SNR. The analysis of the real-life environmental database shows high diversity of ANEs in terms of occurrences, durations and SNRs, as well as confirming both the expected differences between the urban and suburban soundscapes in terms of occurrences and SNRs, and the rare nature of ANE.

  1. Birds of Lansdowne forest division and adjacent suburban landscapes, Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India: Community structure and seasonal distribution

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    MOHAN KUKRETI

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Kukreti M, Bhatt D. 2014. Birds of Lansdowne forest division and adjacent suburban landscapes, Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India: Community structure and seasonal distribution. Biodiversitas 15: 78-86. This study of bird diversity aims at understanding distribution pattern and structure of avifauna of two forest ranges and adjoining suburban areas of Lansdowne forest division, Uttarakhand, India. Data on the abundance and richness were collected by standardized Verner’s line transects method for two years (January 2011 to December 2012. A total of 216 species were recorded from the study area. Family Muscicapidae with 30 species was found to be dominant in the forest habitat, while family Corvidae with 10 species was found to be dominant in suburban area. Results indicate that the forest had more complex bird community structure in terms of higher species richness (8.95 vs 8.59, higher species diversity (Shannon’s index 3.86 vs 3.74, higher evenness (0.085 vs 0.080 and more rare species (74 vs 15 as compared to urban habitat. Bird species richness (BSR and bird species diversity (BSD fluctuated across seasons but not across habitat types. In order to sustain avian diversity, it is recommended that anthropogenic disturbance should be reduced and traditional agroforestry should be developed in the study area.

  2. CONCEPTOS SOBRE GENÉTICA HUMANA PARA LA COMPRENSIÓN E INTERPRETACIÓN DE LAS MUTACIONES EN CÁNCER Y OTRAS PATOLOGÍAS HEREDITARIAS

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    Dra. Pilar Carvallo

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    El avance del conocimiento en la genética humana en los últimos 20 años ha sido vertiginoso y el impacto que ha tenido en la salud humana es muy relevante. Por esta razón la revisión y el conocimiento de conceptos genéticos, desde la herencia Mendeliana aplicada a la genética humana hasta las enfermedades complejas, como el cáncer y su modo de herencia, resulta imprescindible para profesionales del área de la salud. El mejor conocimiento de los genes involucrados en el inicio y la progresión ...

  3. Impaired Fertility Associated with Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Autoimmunity: The Danish General Suburban Population Study

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    Anne-Dorthe Feldthusen

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The aim of this study was to estimate the significance of TSH, thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb, and mild (subclinical hypothyroidism in women from The Danish General Suburban Population Study (GESUS on the number of children born, the number of pregnancies, and the number of spontaneous abortions. Methods. Retrospective cross sectional study of 11254 women participating in GESUS. Data included biochemical measurements and a self-administrated questionnaire. Results. 6.7% had mild (subclinical hypothyroidism and 9.4% prevalent hypothyroidism. In women with mild hypothyroidism TPOAb was significantly elevated and age at first child was older compared to controls. TSH and TPOAb were negatively linearly associated with the number of children born and the number of pregnancies in the full cohort in age-adjusted and multiadjusted models. TSH or TPOAb was not associated with spontaneous abortions. Mild (subclinical hypothyroidism was associated with a risk of not having children and a risk of not getting pregnant in age-adjusted and multiadjusted models. Prevalent hypothyroidism was not associated with the number of children born, the number of pregnancies, or spontaneous abortions. Conclusion. Impaired fertility is associated with TSH, TPOAb, and mild (subclinical hypothyroidism in a Danish population of women.

  4. Impaired Fertility Associated with Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Autoimmunity: The Danish General Suburban Population Study.

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    Feldthusen, Anne-Dorthe; Pedersen, Palle L; Larsen, Jacob; Toft Kristensen, Tina; Ellervik, Christina; Kvetny, Jan

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to estimate the significance of TSH, thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb), and mild (subclinical) hypothyroidism in women from The Danish General Suburban Population Study (GESUS) on the number of children born, the number of pregnancies, and the number of spontaneous abortions. Retrospective cross sectional study of 11254 women participating in GESUS. Data included biochemical measurements and a self-administrated questionnaire. 6.7% had mild (subclinical) hypothyroidism and 9.4% prevalent hypothyroidism. In women with mild hypothyroidism TPOAb was significantly elevated and age at first child was older compared to controls. TSH and TPOAb were negatively linearly associated with the number of children born and the number of pregnancies in the full cohort in age-adjusted and multiadjusted models. TSH or TPOAb was not associated with spontaneous abortions. Mild (subclinical) hypothyroidism was associated with a risk of not having children and a risk of not getting pregnant in age-adjusted and multiadjusted models. Prevalent hypothyroidism was not associated with the number of children born, the number of pregnancies, or spontaneous abortions. Impaired fertility is associated with TSH, TPOAb, and mild (subclinical) hypothyroidism in a Danish population of women.

  5. A model of Suitability evaluation of tourism development for Suburban mining wasteland and its empirical research

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    Qiao Lifang; Zhang Yichuan; Feng Lei

    2008-01-01

    The model of suitability evaluation of tourism development for suburban mining wasteland was established in Fengquan District of Xinxiang City, with measurable methods to provide the basis for its tourism development and landscape planning. The construction and evaluation of the model was conducted with AHP method from the follow-ing four aspects: ecological importance, landscape importance, economic importance and social importance, vail-dated with the case. In the established evaluation system, weight values of six indexes are higher than 0.05, among which the weight of industrial characteristics is the highest, and the weight of area, pollution conditions, air quality conditions, landscape diversity and topography were also higher. There are still seven indicators with weight values of higher than 0.02, including land price, transportation accessibility, geological conditions, water conditions finan- cial security, distance to cities and similar competition. Weight values of five indexes are lower than 0.02, including government function, vegetation conditions, soil conditions, urban economic level and major tourism environment.We have tried to set a weighting set by AHP to avoid the shortcomings in ordinary weighting process, to perform the tourism evaluation with a maturely-developed method and solve the multi-indicator evaluation problems which in-volve the fuzziness and variability of scaling effectively. Our calculating method is a simple, reasonable, quantitative and feasible one. With general significance to non-structuralized project as development of wasteland.

  6. The Optimization of Passengers’ Travel Time under Express-Slow Mode Based on Suburban Line

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    Xiaobing Ding

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The suburban line connects the suburbs and the city centre; it is of huge advantage to attempt the express-slow mode. The passengers’ average travel time is the key factor to reflect the level of rail transport services, especially under the express-slow mode. So it is important to study the passengers’ average travel time under express-slow, which can get benefit on the optimization of operation scheme. First analyze the main factor that affects passengers’ travel time and then mine the dynamic interactive relationship among the factors. Second, a new passengers’ travel time evolution algorithm is proposed after studying the stop schedule and the proportion of express/slow train, and then membrane computing theory algorithm is introduced to solve the model. Finally, Shanghai Metro Line 22 is set as an example to apply the optimization model to calculate the total passengers’ travel time; the result shows that the total average travel time under the express-slow mode can save 1 minute and 38 seconds; the social influence and value of it are very huge. The proposed calculation model is of great help for the decision of stop schedule and provides theoretical and methodological support to determine the proportion of express/slow trains, improves the service level, and enriches and complements the rail transit operation scheme optimization theory system.

  7. Influence of Chinese cultural health beliefs among Malaysian Chinese in a suburban population: a survey.

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    Chew, K S; Tan, T W; Ooi, Y T

    2011-04-01

    In a multiethnic nation, it is not uncommon for doctors to encounter patients of different cultural backgrounds. Often, patients' cultural beliefs influence their perception of health and illnesses, and their treatment option. Many Chinese cultural beliefs are influenced by the Taoist concept of yin-yang balance. We interviewed 50 Malaysian Chinese from the general public of a suburban population in order to unravel the impact of Chinese cultural health beliefs on their decision-making, and this was compared with the opinions of 50 Chinese medical students from second to final year. Convenience sampling was then applied. From the survey, 78 percent of the general public believed that 'too much heat' or 'too much coldness' in the body could cause diseases. Compared to the medical students, a significantly higher number of the respondents held such beliefs, including the beliefs that abdominal colic is due to excessive 'wind' in the abdomen, consuming certain food can dispel wind from the body, and the importance of observing taboos during the confinement period after delivery. The majority of respondents from both groups believed that it is acceptable to combine both traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine. There is a discrepancy in the extent to which these beliefs influence the perception of health and illnesses among the general public and among medical students. Healthcare providers need to be aware of such beliefs and practices regarding traditional Chinese medicine among their Chinese patients.

  8. THE PILOT STUDY OF CHARACTERISTICS OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE GENERATED IN SUBURBAN PARTS OF RURAL AREAS

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    Aleksandra Steinhoff-Wrześniewska

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The subject of the studies were waste generated in suburban households, in 3-bag system. The sum of wastes generated during the four analyzed seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter – 1 year, in the households under study, per 1 person, amounted to 170,3 kg (in wet mass basis. For 1 person, most domestic waste was generated in autumn – 45,5 kg per capita and the least in winter – 39,0 kg per capita. The analysis performed of sieved composition (size fraction showed that fractions: >100 mm, 40–100 mm, 20–40 mm constituted totally 80% of the mass of wastes (average in a year. The lowest fraction (<10 mm, whose significant part constitutes ashes, varied depending on the season of year: from 3.5% to 12.8%. In the morphological composition of the households analyzed (on average in 4 seasons, biowastes totally formed over 53% of the whole mass of wastes. A significant part of waste generated were also glass waste (10,7% average per year and disposable nappies (8,3% average per year. The analysis of basic chemical components of biowastes showed that in case of utilizing them for production of compost, it would be necessary to modify (correct the ratios C/N and C/P. Analysis of the chemical composition showed that the biowastes were characterized by very high moisture content and neutral pH.

  9. Suburban waterfront with ecological and recreational function: planning based on network analysis

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    Natalia Fumagalli

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Urban fringe areas have multiple land uses and are places where sections of waterway, together with fragmented areas of natural vegetation, are often found passing through urban areas, transportation routes and gradually expanding rural areas. These overlapping functions are often the cause of an extremely disorderly landscape devoid of guiding connotative elements. In this context, the waterfront can be a guiding element for the redevelopment of the fringe areas between cities and the countryside. The purpose of this paper is the definition of a methodology for planning a suburban waterfront with an ecological function and bicycle paths for recreational use. The evaluation phases for resources and planning, conducted with tools for network analysis, have identified potential corridors based on current land uses and have addressed the issue of bicycle paths on an inter-municipal scale. The methodology is proposed for regional level planning and the validation of the method was achieved through its application to the stretch of the Lambro River between Monza Park and the city of Milan in the North of Italy.

  10. Factors Influencing Visitors to Suburban Open Space Areas near a Northern Japanese City

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    Yasushi Shoji

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Visitor information often serves as the basis for the management plan of parks. However, there exist few scientific and fundamental surveys for parks and open spaces in Japan. We analyzed the correlation between the number of visitors and the various factors in a suburban open space in a northern Japanese city, Takino Park. To explain the fluctuations in the number of visitors in Takino Park, multiple regression analyses with the stepwise method were conducted. The analyses employed social factors and meteorological factors, such as the day of the week, school vacations, temperature and the weather. The results show that the most influential factor is the day of the week, i.e., Sundays and holidays. The weather is also influential as the number of visitors decreases on rainy and snowy days. Comparing different seasons of the year, we found that influential factors varied from one season to the other. A key distinguishing finding of our results is that the weather conditions at the departure site and the weather forecast are also determining factors. These findings will help park managers understand the current situations and examine future management strategies to maintain and enhance visitor satisfaction, and improve information services.

  11. Model of traffic access mode and railway station choice of suburban railway system in Slovenia

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    Gregor RAK

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the establishment of a model of understanding the access mode and railway station choice of Slovenian passengers. Therefore, a model has been designed to predict the determination of existing decision making preferences of railway users about the access mode and railway station choice with a stated preference survey and face to face method. The target group in the survey were railway passengers in the suburban environment that use the rail for work and school purposes. The total number of respondents was 412. The survey showed that most passengers access the railway station with car (60,2%, by foot (26,2%, with public transport (bus – 8,3% and with bike (5,3%. Average distance to the station is 4,9 km, average time of access is 10,5 min. Upon exit most passengers walk to the final destination (84,5%, use the public transport (bus – 14,1%, car (1,2% or bike (0,2%. Average time from exit of the train to final destination is 13,1 min, average distance is 1,58 km.

  12. Assessment of pesticide pollution in suburban soil in south Shenyang, China.

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    Shi, Rongguang; Lv, Jungang; Feng, Jimin

    2011-11-01

    In this study, 35 representative farmland soil samples from suburban areas in south Shenyang, the capital city in Liaoning province, China, were collected to evaluate the pollution of 114 pesticides. Surface soil samples were air-dried and sieved. Ultrasonic extraction was used for pesticides preparation prior to analysis with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The total concentrations of tested pesticides in the area ranged in 0-51.32 ng/g and the average of concentrations was 6.86 ng/g. Six pesticides, including butachlor(with detect frequency 71.4%), p,p'-DDE (88.6%), p,p'-DDT (77.1%), o,p'-DDD (82.9%), hexachlorobenzene (88.6%) and δ-HCB (77.1%), were detected most frequently. It indicated that DDTs (N.D.-40.25 ng/g) and HCHs (N.D.-42.79 ng/g) were the predominant pesticide pollutants in soil because of their long term persistence. On the contrary, most of organophosphorus pesticides, pyrethroids and carbamates were not detected. Spatial variation of six pesticides with high detection frequency (>70%) in soil was illustrated. Pollution levels, characteristics and the possible sources were also discussed. The data were helpful to figure out the pollution of the pesticides and could be further used to evaluate the health risk associated with food safety.

  13. Climate Variability and Industrial-Suburban Heat Environment in a Mediterranean Area

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    Giuseppina A. Giorgio

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available The Urban Heat Island (UHI phenomenon prevalently concerns industrialized countries. It consists of a significant increase in temperatures, especially in industrialized and urbanized areas, in particular, during extreme warm periods like summer. This paper explores the climate variability of temperatures in two stations located in Matera city (Southern Italy, evaluating the increase in temperatures from 1988 to 2015. Moreover, the Corine Land Covers (1990–2000–2006–2012 were used in order to investigate the effect of land use on temperatures. The results obtained confirm the prevalence of UHI phenomena for industrialized areas, highlighting the proposal that the spreading of settlements may further drive these effects on the microclimate. In particular, the presence of industrial structures, even in rural areas, shows a clear increase in summer maximum temperatures. This does not occur in the period before 2000, probably due to the absence of the industrial settlement. On the contrary, from 2000 to 2015, changes are not relevant, but the maximum temperatures have always been higher than in the suburban area (station localized in green zone during daylight hours.

  14. Urban v. suburban perceptions of the neighbourhood food environment as correlates of adolescent food purchasing.

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    Hearst, Mary O; Pasch, Keryn E; Laska, Melissa N

    2012-02-01

    To assess the relationship between adolescent perception of time to walk to neighbourhood food retail outlets and purchasing of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), fast and convenience food items, and to test for differences by urban v. suburban environment. Cross-sectional observational study. Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota, USA. Adolescents from two studies completed survey-based measures on perceptions of time to walk to food retail outlets from home, purchasing patterns of SSB and fast and convenience store items, perceptions of personal safety and pedestrian infrastructure, and demographic characteristics. Descriptive analysis, Spearman correlations and multivariate linear regression, accounting for clustering, were conducted. There were 634 adolescents, approximately half male, predominantly white, with a middle-class background. Greater perceived time to food outlets was associated with less frequent purchasing of SSB, convenience store foods and fast-food items. Multivariate models showed that a perceived shorter walking time (i.e. 1-5 v. 31+ min) was significantly associated with more SSB purchasing. SSB purchases were also significantly associated with the number of food outlets within a 10 min walk (B = 0·05, P = 0·02). A reduction in consumption of SSB and other energy-dense snacks is an important obesity prevention approach. An approach offering alternatives or reducing exposure in addition to education to alter purchasing habits may contribute to improving dietary habits and reducing the obesity epidemic.

  15. Defense Response Characteristics of Suburban Pine Stands of Krasnoyarsk City at Early Stage of Anthropogenous Damage

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    G. G. Polyakova

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In 2002–2013, on permanent sample plots (PPs, the condition of suburban middle-aged pine stands of Krasnoyarsk was investigated. Annual assessments of parameters of defense response of stem phloem of the sample trees on the action of extractives from mycelium Ceratocystis laricicola (Redfern & Minter were carried out. The size of a phloem necrosis and its shift along a stem relative to inoculation hole were measured. The pine stands (polluted and conditionally background are convenient for determining condition changes at early stages of damage. These stands are affected by different anthropogenic factors, but don't differ in vigor state as visually estimated on a 6-point scale of Forest Regulation of Russian Federation. PPs have similar forest inventory characteristics, except for PPs on an edge of polluted pine forest where the site class is reduced. Significant shift of necrosis in phloem up on a stem within two years following a year when there was a spring creeping fire is registered. It proves the reversal of normal basipetal transport of assimilates toward crown and feasibility of using necrosis asymmetry for assessment of fire influence on physiological condition of pine stands. The increase of necroses size (decrease of resistance after a fire was noted during later period in comparison with reversal of transport of assimilates in the stem. Influence of a chemical burn of needles on acropetal shift of necrosis was expressed to a lesser extent in comparison with a fire.

  16. An Innovative Solution for Suburban Railroad Transportation: The Gas Turbine-Hybrid Train

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    Enrico Sciubba

    2005-03-01

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    The paper reports the latest results of a study conducted on a hybrid train in which a gas turbine, operating in several alternative control modes (fixed point, on-off or load-following, generates the electrical energy for recharging a battery package and for driving the electric motors of a suburban train. The model, originally developed for automotive applications, has been validated by experimental tests performed on an ELLIOTT TA-45 GT group in the ENEA-Casaccia Research Center.

    This paper describes the preliminary design of the traction system and the choice of the energy flow control strategy. Numerical simulations have been carried out, based on an actual train mission (the Norwegian railroad track between Asker and Lillehammer and on industrial data for the single components. Following two different approaches, separate optimizations of the gas turbine set and battery package are performed, in which the objective function is the monetary cost per mission or, which is equivalent, the kWh/(t·km for a given mission profile.

  17. Knowledge, Attitude and Perception towards the Consumption of Waste Cooking Oil between Suburban and Rural Communities

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    Hanisah Kamilah

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The improper discarding method of toxic waste cooking oil (WCO and the repetitive usage of it are polluting the environment and harmful to human, respectively. Thus, survey regarding the consumption of waste cooking oil (WCO was conducted in Kampung Nelayan, Penang (rural area and Gurun, Kedah (suburban area. Each developed questionnaire containing the total amount of 26 questions, which five open-ended questions and 21 closed questions. Feedbacks of over 180 responses were received from Gurun, Kedah and 200 responses from Kampung Nelayan, Pulau Pinang. Focus group survey and face-to-face interview method were done in Gurun, Kedah and Kampung Nelayan, Pulau Pinang, respectively based on the suitability of the area. Personal information such as race, gender, and occupation of participants was recorded for further information. The percentage of 80% of the respondents was females and there was higher percentage of housewives (59% in Kampung Nelayan compared to Gurun. Majority of the respondents were consuming palm oil (95% and producing waste cooking oil (WCO up to 6-10 L/mth and 1 L/mth in Kampung Nelayan and Gurun, respectively. Survey analysis also showed that 2-3% of the respondents utilised the cooking oil repeatedly until it is fully utilised. Around 7-9% of respondents consumed the cooking oil up to three times before discarding it. As the conclusion, most of the respondents have limited knowledge regarding the WCO management, which could affect the health of a consumer and adulterates the environment.  

  18. Helminth fauna of the Siberian chipmunk, Tamias sibiricus Laxmann (Rodentia, Sciuridae) introduced in suburban French forests.

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    Pisanu, Benoît; Jerusalem, Christelle; Huchery, Cindy; Marmet, Julie; Chapuis, Jean-Louis

    2007-05-01

    The spread of an immigrant host species can be influenced both by its specific helminth parasites that come along with it and by newly acquired infections from native fauna. The Siberian chipmunk, Tamias sibiricus Laxmann (Rodentia, Sciuridae), a northeastern Eurasiatic ground nesting Sciurid, has been introduced in France for less than three decades. Thirty individuals were collected from three suburban forests in the Ile-de-France Region between 2002 and 2006. Two intestinal nematode species dominated the helminth fauna: Brevistriata skrjabini [Prevalence, P, 99% C.I., 87% (64-97%); mean intensity, M.I., 99% C.I., 43 (28-78)] and Aonchotheca annulosa [P, 47% (25-69%); M.I., 35 (3-157)]. B. skrjabini is a direct life cycle nematode species of North Eurasiatic origin, with a restricted spectrum of phylogenetically related suitable hosts. This result indicates that B. skrjabini successfully settled and spread with founder pet chipmunks maintained in captivity and released in natura. Chipmunks acquired A. annulosa, a nematode species with a large spectrum of phylogenetically unrelated suitable host species, from local Muroid rodent species with similar behavior, life-history traits and habitats. Quantitative studies are needed to evaluate the potential for both B. skrjabini and A. annulosa to impede the spread of Tamias and for B. skrjabini to favor chipmunk colonization through detrimental effects upon native co-inhabiting host species.

  19. Influence of anthropogenic sources on total gaseous mercury variability in Grenoble suburban air (France).

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    Dommergue, Aurélien; Ferrari, Christophe P; Planchon, Frédéric A M; Boutron, Claude F

    2002-10-07

    Total gaseous mercury (TGM) has been monitored at Champ sur Drac, a suburban site of Grenoble in southern east France. TGM measurements have been made over 4 periods of approximately 10 days throughout 1999-2000 using cold vapour atomic fluorescence absorption technique. The first monitoring campaign was initiated on November 4, 1999, followed by three other campaigns respectively on January 12, 2000, April 10, 2000 and July 17, 2000. Concurrent monitoring of O3, NO, NO2, SO2 and of meteorological parameters have also been performed. The mean TGM concentration was 3.4 ng m(-3) with maximum hourly mean concentration of 37.1 ng m(-3). Although mean TGM concentration was not greatly different from those previously measured in the troposphere, the greater TGM variability as well as the occurrence of high TGM concentration linked to particular wind conditions suggested the strong influence of anthropogenic sources. The chlor-alkali plant located nearby, the others chemical industries using fuel combustion and the municipal waste incinerator were thought to contribute to mercury pollution events.

  20. Helminth fauna of Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758 from the suburban area of Belgrade, Serbia

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    Kataranovski D.S.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The helminth fauna of the house mouse (Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758 was studied on the basis of 429 host individuals from the suburban area of Belgrade. Eleven helminth species were recorded: three cestode species - Catenotaenia pusilla, Rodentolepis fraterna, and Cysticercus (= Strobilocercus fasciolaris [larval stage of Taenia taeniaeformis (Batsch, 1821]; and eight nematode species - Heligmosomoides polygyrus, Syphacia sp., Aspiculuris tetraptera, Syphacia obvelata, Heterakis spumosa, Trichuris muris, Mastophorus muris, and Gongylonema sp. Within the general helminth fauna, H. polygyrus was found to be the most prevalent species (39.2% and caused the highest infection intensity. Prevalences of A. tetraptera, C. pusilla, and S. obvelata ranged from 12.8% to 6.1%, while the remaining species showed prevalences ranging from 4.9% (for Syphacia sp. to 0.2% (for Gongylonema sp.. All the species found in males were also present in females, with the exceptions of M. muris and Gongylonema sp. No significant differences were found between males and females regarding prevalence (P%, mean infection intensity (MI, or mean abundance (MA.